Hi,I'd like to buy a smaller version of a Golden Retriever - so it would be easier for me to lift into a car etc. I'm considering a few crosses:a) Golden retriever & poodle - F1b) Groodle (groodle & groodle)c) Golden retriever & cavalier king charlesd) 1/4 golden retriever, 1/4 cavalier king Charles , 1/2 poodleThe cavalier contributes nice looks, however I'm concerned about the health issues associated with the cavalier king Charles breed eg MVD, also potential "scattiness". I want an intelligent dog.Could you please let me know if you think there are other options I should consider. Also if there are any significant differences in the health profile of these options. I'd appreciate any other recommendations/comments. And if you recommend breeders, that would be great.Thank you. Kind regards,Jay
My 40kg medium sized bitza dog bindi, is limping, not putting pressure on her right front leg. There is no obvious wound, so i suspect it is muscular pain. She likes to run & jum which she did for our usual hour walk yesterday. Can i give her child panadol as pain relief as can't get to vet until tomorrow. What h7man pain relief can i give het.
our 3 yr old cat has been caged for 7weeks due to a broken leg ( was hit by a car), he still isnt putting alot of weight on his leg..although is moving around but mainly hops. Should we leave him in cage for longer or should he be trying to walk on it more to strengthen it? He cannot jump or lift himself up at all. He doesnt seem to be in pain but clearly getting sick of the cage. Thanks for any advise.
My border collie Harry is breathing 60-200 plus breaths per minute. My vet has ran out of ideas. Harry had echo and ecg with no result there. He has high alkaline, protein and white blood cells in urine. He had the extra urine test direct from bladder and has no uti. He is sleeping more each day. I'm watching him deteriorate it seems and have been told to watch him for a fortnight. It's been a very tough five days since then and he needs help. I'm hoping there's a vet who specialises in border collies perhaps? The emergency vet told us to try dna testing for heart failure but our vet said his heart was fine. I'm running out of hope and would really appreciate any names or numbers or advice you could give me?Thank you so muchSharon Cartwright 0415642842TerrigalNs
Our 12 month old Staffy cross was shot with a 22 bullet when he wondered from our large 40 acre property in QLD. We took him to the vet and after x-rays it was confirmed to be too close to the spine to operate and could do more damage having surgery at this time so we were told we would have to wait it out to see if the tissue grows over the bullet and fragments or if the bullet heads towards the entry site at which time surgery could be performed closer to the skin surface. We were told this could take a long time even years and he was put on pain killers indefinitely. However he is in so much pain he cries out and obviously the fragments and bullets are pressing on his nerves as he arches his back and he can hardly walk on certain days and different legs are affected on different days. Somedays he can walk with a limp and an highly arched back but the next day he has two legs he can not put pressure on at all and cries and can hardly walk at all It feels really wrong letting him being in this kind of pain even on pain killers and he has no life for a 12 month old dog, he just lies and sleeps all day to take the pressure off the bullet and fragments. It has been around 3 months since being shot and his mobility and pain seems to be getting worse not better. What can we do different or is what the vet said correct. Please help. Thanks. P