ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread

Sitrep on Poppy:-

Blood tests have come back showing extremely high amount of enzymes in the liver - indicative of cancer or severe liver disease. She's going in to the vets on Thursday for the day whilst they do further tests and samples will be sent to the SuperVets place apparently for a specialist to have a look at to determine the problem.

Fingers crossed. Her dad needs her.

Also might want to check if any of her meds contain cortisone or something similar. It's poison and I hate the stuff. Does damage the liver.

Milk thistle a great idea.
 
My girl has just had a crap week, Monday morning at local vet after trying to remove her dewclaw, already managed to remove the other one!
Tuesday longstanding appointment with greyhound vet and nails trimmed.
Thursday teeth cleaned by lady who does it without sedation, apparently my lass has some tarter under the gum line but obviously can't be got without sedation. Apart from that not bad for an almost 12 year old greyhound.
I am amazed she is still talking to me!
 

Ritch

LE
Fingers crossed. Her dad needs her.

Also might want to check if any of her meds contain cortisone or something similar. It's poison and I hate the stuff. Does damage the liver.

Milk thistle a great idea.

Aye, we went through the meds list with the vet.

She's on:

Propalin incontinence syrup.
Prednisolone - she's allergic to grass/pollen.
Piriton - as extra for the Preds.
Yumove Plus - joint supplement.
Amitriptyline - for her anxiety.

She'll be on more meds than me soon!

Thanks @DavidBOC !
 
Aye, we went through the meds list with the vet.

She's on:

Propalin incontinence syrup.
Prednisolone - she's allergic to grass/pollen.
Piriton - as extra for the Preds.
Yumove Plus - joint supplement.
Amitriptyline - for her anxiety.

She'll be on more meds than me soon!

Thanks @DavidBOC !

My old lab was on a number of meds, Propalin and Prednisolone amongst them.

It's a lot cheaper to get a repeat prescription and then go to one of the veterinary industry's suppliers for meds rather than buy direct from a vet. The mark up for a High St vet is often in the 2-300% range.

I used to use VetUK Selling Pet Drugs and Pet Products to Pet Owners online.


PS Do please keep us updated on how Poppy is getting on.
 

Ritch

LE
My old lab was on a number of meds, Propalin and Prednisolone amongst them.

It's a lot cheaper to get a repeat prescription and then go to one of the veterinary industry's suppliers for meds rather than but them from a vet. The mark up for a High St vet is often in the 2-300% range.

I used to use VetUK Selling Pet Drugs and Pet Products to Pet Owners online.

Yep, way ahead of you. I use Animed UK. At the vets a 100ml bottle of Propalin is £61. I can get it at Animed for £22.
 
Yumove Plus - joint supplement.

Muttley, twelve tomorrow, has had arthritis in both front leg joints (=elbows) for a couple of years. Our last vet advised Yumove but it had no effect. On to Onsior, ditto, I've got two unopened boxes if anyone wants them. Then Galliprant and Gabapentin - the former on private prescription at a third of the price. Finally got p*ssed off with vet - originally a single bloke of the old school who did my uncles' animals when I was too young to notice but now a set of ever-changing 'partners' of more or less seniority and competence with an alarming notion that my money is theirs. Now with a new practice, two women and a bloke in one surgery, who have done good work on him in the last year. At a review yesterday they recommended to SWMBO that we go on to a new treatment of monthly injections of monoclonal antibodies (specific proteins) that are giving good results. Not the first consideration but cheaper and with more to gain from no blood tests, and Mutts parks the odd tiger with the current brew.

Watch this space......
 

Ritch

LE
Glad to hear you've found something that works. In my other elderly dogs, Yumove Plus didn't do much so we didn't hold out much hope for Poppy when we tried her on it but three tablets in the morning seems to stop her from falling up the stairs and lets her get up without her hips aching.
 
Nicked from a friends Facebook page
I think a wheaten terrier
Some dogs eat anything
Some have expensive tastes
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I had the same once. Lizzie the Springer reached to a counter and ate $65 left for the cleaning lady.
I discovered that if you tape it to paper like a jigsaw and send to the regional Federal Reserve Bank you might get money back. I got $45.
they tell you NOT to send money that has passed through the dogs digestive tract.
 
Glad to hear you've found something that works. In my other elderly dogs, Yumove Plus didn't do much so we didn't hold out much hope for Poppy when we tried her on it but three tablets in the morning seems to stop her from falling up the stairs and lets her get up without her hips aching.

Yumove is more of a preventative than a cure. If you start early it'll probably do a good job but in Mutts' case we had an X-ray done rather than guess and it's too late for that. Still, every case is different and finding the best option is important. Good luck with Poppy, I hope all works out well.
 

colinmc400

Old-Salt
Nicked from a friends Facebook page
I think a wheaten terrier
Some dogs eat anything
Some have expensive tastes
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I had the same once. Lizzie the Springer reached to a counter and ate $65 left for the cleaning lady.
I discovered that if you tape it to paper like a jigsaw and send to the regional Federal Reserve Bank you might get money back. I got $45.
they tell you NOT to send money that has passed through the dogs digestive tract.
Pah, you can keep your $65, my boy beagle somehow managed to reach up onto the kitchen bench top and swipe the leftover BBQ i had earmarked for tea. How he managed to scoff a massive chicken breast and a pork chop in the 2 secs my back was turned is beyond me. The only give away was the grease mark down the cupboard door and him licking his lips. Otherwise i would have sworn the Fairy's were eating well that night.
 
After months of trawling the various dog rescue pages and finding nothing suitable (e.g. must be within x miles of centre, must be muzzled, must not meet other dogs, must be with another dog, can only be exercised in an enclosure, has high-prey drive etc.) we finally decided to get a puppy.

Meet Pip.

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He is a cockapoo, 8 weeks old, is sleeping all night (11pm - 6:45), enjoys beating me up, and is already half house trained (clean all night and mostly garden during the day, but the occasional use of puppy pads).

Our only concern is that he doesn’t eat much - about 3 to 4 ounces of pedigree puppy food per day which is what they recommend for a puppy that will grow to 5kg / 11lb. We think he’ll be at least twice that size, so (according to the puppy food, he should be eating about 6oz a day).

He is happy to eat (he has a good feed first thing then grazes through the rest of the day), he has put on about 1lb in weight in the last 3 days, and he hasn’t read the feeding guide on the side of the puppy feed pack so doesn’t know he should be eating more. Are we just suffering from new parent syndrome and worrying unnecessarily that he’s not eating as much as the food guide recommends?
 

Ritch

LE
Pah, you can keep your $65, my boy beagle somehow managed to reach up onto the kitchen bench top and swipe the leftover BBQ i had earmarked for tea. How he managed to scoff a massive chicken breast and a pork chop in the 2 secs my back was turned is beyond me. The only give away was the grease mark down the cupboard door and him licking his lips. Otherwise i would have sworn the Fairy's were eating well that night.

I used to have a Labrador crossed with a German Shepherd. Greediest thing I've ever known. When I was a kid at primary school, my mum came to pick me up. She told me she'd be even to Morrisons and got an entire BBQ chicken from the rotisserie.

Got home and the flaming thing had disappeared... It had magically reappeared in the dogs stomach - carcass and all. She was too full to be ashamed when Mum told her off and she needed three days to sleep it off!
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
After months of trawling the various dog rescue pages and finding nothing suitable (e.g. must be within x miles of centre, must be muzzled, must not meet other dogs, must be with another dog, can only be exercised in an enclosure, has high-prey drive etc.) we finally decided to get a puppy.

Meet Pip.

View attachment 581263He is a cockapoo, 8 weeks old, is sleeping all night (11pm - 6:45), enjoys beating me up, and is already half house trained (clean all night and mostly garden during the day, but the occasional use of puppy pads).

Our only concern is that he doesn’t eat much - about 3 to 4 ounces of pedigree puppy food per day which is what they recommend for a puppy that will grow to 5kg / 11lb. We think he’ll be at least twice that size, so (according to the puppy food, he should be eating about 6oz a day).

He is happy to eat (he has a good feed first thing then grazes through the rest of the day), he has put on about 1lb in weight in the last 3 days, and he hasn’t read the feeding guide on the side of the puppy feed pack so doesn’t know he should be eating more. Are we just suffering from new parent syndrome and worrying unnecessarily that he’s not eating as much as the food guide recommends?

The guide's only an indication. I wouldn't worry too much about how much he eats as long as he's energetic and engaged. If he's active, eating and pooing you've simply got a dog that isn't a calorie monster. If he becomes lethargic, that's the time for action (though aim off for the current hot spell). My Springer eats sparingly while the Cocker could empty the fridge at one sitting given half a chance - both of them do the same walk everyday and easily cover ten plus miles at the gallop with a few swims thrown in.

You might try a few different food brands though because they can be finnicky. Most of the time my two get raw food served in frozen blocks so they don't woof it down in a oner - that never gets refused but occasionally they get Barking Heads kibble and the Springer won't touch the lamb under any circumstances. Also, any attempt to give him Harrington's or Butcher's Choice results in a stiff ignoring.

Don't get too anxious. Ultimately you're both still working each other out and what makes the other tick - give it a few months and pay attention and you'll soon have a pretty good idea of his 'normal' and if there's something wrong.
 
Your dog walks in the woods, I take it,
These people cycle up and down the Camel trail, the dog stays in the trailer,
then they put the dog back in the car and leave, why they bring the dog,
I do not know
We take her round europe with us, and the places we stay aren’t always near decent dog walks (at home we can walk out of the gate straight into countryside). She does, however, enjoy the trailer rides and likes to stick her head out of the hatch and hum the Panzerleid.
She’s also very adept at leaning into the corners…
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Anyone got any interesting dog ornaments?

This was for sale, highly collectable item


This authentic handmade Gzhel porcelain spaceship decanter celebrates the spaceflight of Soviet space dogs Belka and Strelka. Belka and Strelka spent a day in space aboard the Sputnik 5 spacecraft on 19 August 1960 before safely returning to Earth.
Rare and 100% genuine - made in Russia from authentic Gzhel porcelain which takes its name from the village of Gzhel, where this particular style of porcelain has been produced since 1802
Comes with a lid
Can be used to serve strong alcoholic beverages like vodka or sake, as well as any other drinks.
Height: 23 cm (9.05 inches)

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After months of trawling the various dog rescue pages and finding nothing suitable (e.g. must be within x miles of centre, must be muzzled, must not meet other dogs, must be with another dog, can only be exercised in an enclosure, has high-prey drive etc.) we finally decided to get a puppy.

Meet Pip.

View attachment 581263He is a cockapoo, 8 weeks old, is sleeping all night (11pm - 6:45), enjoys beating me up, and is already half house trained (clean all night and mostly garden during the day, but the occasional use of puppy pads).

Our only concern is that he doesn’t eat much - about 3 to 4 ounces of pedigree puppy food per day which is what they recommend for a puppy that will grow to 5kg / 11lb. We think he’ll be at least twice that size, so (according to the puppy food, he should be eating about 6oz a day).

He is happy to eat (he has a good feed first thing then grazes through the rest of the day), he has put on about 1lb in weight in the last 3 days, and he hasn’t read the feeding guide on the side of the puppy feed pack so doesn’t know he should be eating more. Are we just suffering from new parent syndrome and worrying unnecessarily that he’s not eating as much as the food guide recommends?
Feeding guides on dog food packaging usually overstate the amount to be fed.
 
Feeding guides on dog food packaging usually overstate the amount to be fed.
Thanks. That’s good to know because he’s eating about half the recommended amount, but still has the energy to run me ragged all day.
 
My 40kg Rottie bitch has (had?) a deer chasing fixation.
A couple of weeks ago I heard a crashing sound from a nearby thicket and assumed that she was on the chase again.
She burst out of the undergrowth, pursued by a young roebuck.

Tables turned. I hope it was aversion therapy.

She came and trembled behind my legs, and the buck gave me fifteen seconds of eye contact at a distance of about 5 metres before pushing off. Never seen a roe so assertive.
 
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