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  1. So sorry for your loss. Run free Luna
  2. Hi all, it’s been a while since I was last here but thought I’d pop in and share this latest development. about a month ago Ice had a bout of pancreatitis, he’s prone to this occasionally and is on a strict low fat/no table scraps diet but it does still seem to happen anyway. he picked up quickly this time but something wasn’t quite right. Nothing you could Physically see and if you didn’t know him well, you’d think he was completely normal...it was more like he’d lost a little bit of his usual sparkle. Sometimes I wasn’t sure even sure if I was imagining it or not. At first we figured the pancreatitis had just taken a lot out of him and he’d need a few days to get his full zest for life back. Being 9 years old this month, we figured it might take a little While longer than normal but I did a urine test at home on him anyway. It showed up glucose in his wee. so we booked him into the vets and they did a blood test and confirmed that he is indeed diabetic but that everything else is completely normal and we’d discovered it early on. So now he’s on once daily insulin injections (20ml) and I’ve got some emergency honey stocked up Incase his blood sugar crashes. (Vets advise). The vet also said not to change his diet, just keep everything the same as normal and we’ll review his progress in two weeks time. so that’s it for Ice. Maybe this info will help others who think there’s something very slightly off about their dog but can’t put their finger on it. If we’d left it and not trusted our gut instincts, then the prolonged high blood sugars could have done a lot of damage. I’ll probably do another post soon as Bear’s also been to the vet. Need to get an X-ray booked in if she doesn’t improve over the weekend, the dreaded words cruciate ligament were thrown out as possibility’s. I swear we’re all falling apart in this house. Certainly feels that way. Lol
  3. I’d consult with the vet, particularly if this is something new going on. Not sure what kind of lockdown restrictions are in place where you are, if any. And how that would affect things right now. Could possibly be something like reflux but that’s just me throwing out guesses. Would need to get a proper medical diagnosis from the vet to find out the true cause.
  4. His colours will become more defined as he matures but if his mum has the agouti coat pattern (tri bsnded guard hairs and usually a black tipped tail then it’s possible). Another possibility is the wolf grey colour as that can vary in intensity quite considerably and sometimes look quite similar. either way he’s stunning 😄
  5. Welcome to husky owners 😃
  6. we used to have a dyson and at the time I was happy with it.....then we got the shark lift away and I was converted. Only down side is the dust holder is smaller so I have to empty it more often and the fact that because it’s lighter I have a tendency to tip it over when I’m using the hose and trying to reach just that little bit further, lol.
  7. Ouch. That’s quite a big change they’ve made 😕 think I’ve still got a photobucket account floating around but i would have thought I’d be safe from the fees as I haven’t done anything with it in years. Think even then, I just put up a small handful, of pics and left it. 🤔 that really is quite cheeky of them.
  8. It’s been years since mine were pups, so can’t really help you there but if the vets are happy then that’s a good sign that all’s well. the best way to see Changes is through photos. If you’re anything like I was, you’re snapping dozens of them every week. You can scroll back through them and the changes will be pretty noticeable. The first six months or so they really grow like crazy! 😄 My bear’s a mixed breed and she’s huge, ice is also a lot taller than most other huskies, but typically they’re supposed to be a medium sized breed.
  9. It’s a tad late but Merry Xmas everyone! Hope you all had a fab day xx
  10. Awww Andy, congrats on your new fur baby, he’s a gorgeous boy. 😍
  11. Agree with the above. Sounds like a lot of excitement rather than what the title suggests, lol. Our boy and girl dogs have both humped each other in excitement and once Ice got so excited he did a wee up my bare leg. 😂 He was only a pup at the time I should probably point out.
  12. We’ve had walking belts for years and I honestly can’t say I’d even considered this possibility before. You learn something new every day! I’ll have to ask my Paul if he’s ever been beaten in a sensitive area by the karabiner before. 😂
  13. When I was asking around different vets about spaying you would think they’d take a similar approach but I actually had different advice which made the decision even more complicated.
  14. Fingers and toes crossed that she’s feeling better soon
  15. Emma


    So sorry to hear this Gary. Run free Nishka.
  16. Emma

    Hi all!

    Hi there Sparkles xx
  17. A while back now Ice got into a fight with a fox one night and had a few small scratches on his muzzle. Over the next few days the fur began to fall out and he had angry red skin there, so we took him to the vets. Our other two dogs were unaffected. She admitted that if we hadn’t mentioned the fox altercation, she wouldn’t even have considered the possibility of mange but focussed more on something like ZRD. She said that the scraping samples needed to test for mange were quite deep so it would be easier just to treat it given the information we already had. We were prescribed one meat flavoured tablet that he took quite enthusiastically and that was pretty much it treatment wise. May have been a follow up tablet at some point but I honestly can’t remember. His skin started recovering pretty fast after that.
  18. Great to hear he’s recovering well xx
  19. Lovely pic! Bear’s not s fan of the Warner weather at all but Ice loves a spot of sunbathing.
  20. Welcome to husky owners 😃
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