- 18-08-2011, 22:02 #2821
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- Jun 2007
- A small drinking village with a fishing problem
Rachey- Many dogs do not like boots and either will not wear them or react badly when wearing them. I friend lead the first FEMA US&R team to reach the World Trade Center on 9/11. The search dogs were getting paws badly cut up on the rubble and as soon as word of this got to the media they were deluged with donations of doggy boots. The problem was the dogs were so upset by the boots they could not work the scene properly. The US&R dog handlers had to revert to dogs with bare feet. They did rub Bag Balm on the paws to prevent cracking and cracks and cuts were closed with "super glue" (really, sounds odd but it works).
Not sure if Bag Balm is available in the UK but it is great stuff containing petroleum jelly, lanolin and some things to encourage healing and prevent infection. Originally made to care for cows on New England farms who get chapped, cracked udders and teats it is widely used by humans as an excellent winter hand cream. i used to use it on my springers paws in the winter as cold and ice would cause cracks made worse by road salt. Also great when my hands would get chapped and cracking. If you find it the 10oz box is a much better deal than the cute little 1oz box. Of course you could buy the 5 gallon pails but that would be too much unless you own a lot of cows.
Sounds very odd stuff but it works. The US&R guys also used a lot on their hands due to cuts, scrapes digging through rubble recovering bodies and parts thereof.
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- 18-08-2011, 22:14 #2822
Had to get the boy of 14 years put down a couple of months ago, a border collie, a fantastic dog.
I'm now on the look out for 2 border collie pups, but unwilling to pay £300+ to a breeder knowing some of their practices.
- 18-08-2011, 22:15 #2823
- 18-08-2011, 22:26 #2824
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- 18-08-2011, 22:27 #2825
I always thought that dog boots looked wank to be honest, and apart from that I know it would be an absolute nightmare trying to get them on him! But, if it was thought to be best was willing to give it a go, glad it's not!!Racheyblubird is motivated by peace, love, smiles and gorgeous men!
- 18-08-2011, 23:01 #2826
Do you definitely want papered dogs? Border Collie have their own rescue network, also this rescue (despite the wet name) often have pedigrees, in fact they've got several Collies, including a 12 week pup in right now: Dogs looking for homes - Many Tears Animal Rescue Homing dogs across the UK
- 18-08-2011, 23:12 #2827
- 19-08-2011, 08:57 #2828Xylitol kills dogs, remember Eddie - http://www.facebook.com/The.Eddy.Project
- 19-08-2011, 09:46 #2829
- 19-08-2011, 11:57 #2830
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
- Gods Waiting room
A few US Pheasant shooters put boots on their dogs but the dogs dont get the out of season exercise that ours do."I'd rather be a tired old Has been, than a tired old Never Has Been!!"
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
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