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  1. Thank you, I am looking at raw but want to go to a local supplier to discuss but restrictions aren’t helping. I wanted to get his tummy settled first. he has actually had a drink now and eaten some rice, fish and yoghurt thank you for your reply
  2. Thank you for your reply Ha, he won’t let me anywhere near him with a syringe. I got him to drink out of a lid a bit this morning 😂 he’ll eat stuff occasionally, enough to get by. im going to try boiled chicken, rice and yoghurt later I think
  3. Mine never howls, unless he’s telling up off for something 😂
  4. Hello everyone, I’ve not posted in a while I have a 22 month old husky Caesar, who’s generally a little poppet. just wanted some advice..... caesar was sick a couple of times on the night of 22nd dec, the next day he was lack lustre and not interested at all in food. As we have had a previous bad experience over Christmas 2 years ago where we lost our 15 month old pup, I wasn't taking any chances and managed to get an appointment at the vet. most of his tests were fine and he just came back as dehydrated. the vet suggested we try to get food and water into him at home as he gets very stressed at the vets and we managed to do this via him drinking from my hands and he perked up a bit. he spent several days not really drinking from his bowl and would only drink from my hands. we tried various things to get him eating properly, but he's still been funny right over Christmas only eating 1 meal a day and that from grazing only, he's not been full on hungry. His poo has been quite soft all the time, but thats standard with him, he often is, but the last few days its been quite runny, so we stayed off the kibble yesterday and only gave him scrambled egg and sweet potato which he ate with more interest that his kibble has given him for 2 weeks. then he was a little bit sick again last night.... he's now back to not wanting to drink or eat, and again is getting stressed over me trying to get him to drink out of my hands or any other way of getting water into him. I've tried ice cubes which he will lick a little bit. for food I don't want to keep giving him just eggs. my last resort today is going to be heading out to get some live yoghut and boil up some chicken for the broth. any other ideas? he's generally fine in himself, but obviously being sick gives him some sort of aversion to bowls. I am at a loss what to do
  5. sorry guys, but she didn't make it. My baby went to sleep on New Years Eve. I am absolutely destroyed. we'll never know if it was the vaccine that destroyed her immune system or if it was something underlying, lymphoma has been mentioned but the test for it was likely to cause her to bleed out and she was too ill. 15 months old, its devastating, but whilst she was with us she was perfect
  6. sorry, been quiet, its been a very traumatic few days. she is still incredibly poorly, and still in the vet hospital. she is being treated for Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia - IMT, which basically means her immune system is in overdrive and attacking her body. her platelet count is zero, it should be somewhere in the 100s of 1000s her liver enzymes are off the scale but the vets are hopeful that her liver is reacting to the platelet. she is receiving steroids to try and fix the platelets and it is now just a waiting game. the upshot is there are several things that could have caused this: disease/infection - bloods have come back clear for all of this cancer - not yet ruled out but nothing concrete yet to say this is likely drugs - not had any vaccination - umm yeah, she had her booster on saturday, and was right as rain before that, hence unlikely to be cancer. one of those things - ummm, she was right as rain before the booster - coincidence??? the vets will never admit that it is connected to the booster, but it simply has to be. we have no idea yet if this is going to work, having read up, it is hopeful but could be a long road to recovery. we went to see her yesterday and it was the most horrendous experience seeing our bouncy, mischievous 15 month old baby feeling so ill. we just have to keep positive and wait........... we've another call from the vets and they are going to try another drug to try and kick start the platelets repairing themselves, hopefully between that and the steroids something will happen on the positive side I'll update again
  7. Thanks Guys, we went to the emergency vet, they've kept her in and are doing tests, awaiting an update. very high temperature and a very tender tummy, the vet we saw wasn't sure if its connected to booster or not, but it seems very strange she was fine before the booster and she had an all over check and she didn't cry at tummy being touched then. thank the lord for insurance, its gonna be costly
  8. Hi all,Happy Boxing Day Sansa is 15 months old. she had her first annual booster injection on saturday morning. she was fine before this but on saturday afternoon she was completely wiped out and tired, this we kind of expected so weren't too worried as she was always wiped out after her puppy injections. however this carried on into Sunday and onwards, she hadn't eaten since saturday morning breakfast. she was a little bit sick, once (yellow bile) only on monday, and has been lethargic and completely uninterested in food since then. her poo, when she has had once has been solidish. I rang the vet who did her booster on monday who just said to keep an eye on her and gave me the out of hours vet number for vet christmas, we've not rang it yet. but she is still the same, completely lethargic, not interested in food or much to be fair. I managed to get a little bit of raw meant down her yesterday but thats it, tried her favourite scrambled egg this morning and not interested. the vets opens again tomorrow. every dog illness I can find on google says sickness and diarroea, which she doesn't have. I don't know what to do, any advice very welcome
  9. thanks, she already has nutrazinc and we've changed her food. she was raw fed with kibble, we've changed the kibble to grain free, but it didn't get better, seemed to get worse so under advice we've (only just) gone to kibble only with supplemented berries/apples etc. we were not 100% sure that the bones etc in the meat wasn't absorbing the zinc she was getting. i've also changed the zinc supplement to last thing at night, not with her meal. next stop is salmon oil, but she goes into kennels next week whilst we go on holiday so wanted to wait til after that before starting salmon oil. the whole thing is a really stressful, her eye looked like it was gonna explode yesterday, but seems to have calmed down a little now. I just don't know how to ease her discomfort 😞
  10. pretty sure my 7.5 month old husky pup has a zinc deficiency although its not been picked up by the vet, but by other people who know husky traits. anyway, she has all the normal signs ZRD, redness and hair loss around her eyes and muzzle, but now she has a little lump above her right eye, you can sort of see it in the photo below on the left. we've put this down to ZRD again but all of you who have experienced ZRD, is this another symptom or should I be worried.
  11. thanks guys, ordered drontal to try this weekend, fingers crossed this one is better than the last one
  12. Hi, please can you advise what brand of Wormer you all use for your huskies. we initially used a pipette from the vet onto the back of the neck, but then changed to tablets, which have made my dog sick. just wondering what best to use that are ok with their sensitive stomachs. thank you
  13. Emma Hall


    Hi all, I've got a 6 month old husky and we gave her her first raw lamb bone last week, which she broke down and ate every morsel. when at the vets for a 6 month health check we mentioned this and they told us she shouldn't have bones, as she cannot pass it, and would just end up with a stomach full of bone and have to be opened up to get removed this does not sound right to me, as surely there are bits of bone in raw food and if they were scavenging in the wild, which is their instinct, they would break down bones. should I give her bones to eat or not...... she absolutely loved it though......... thanks in advance for advice
  14. Hi, Introducing Sansa the Siberian Husky. she's 6 months and a whole bundle of stubborness and trouble, but a loveable one. we live in Northumberland and she's a very happy Puppy sister to my 2 kids hoping to get loads to useful tips and advice as seem to be getting loads of conflicting advice from others. nice to 'meet' you all Emma
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