Yesterday it would seem our japanese spitz 11 year old male who is ideal weight. Slightly under if anything appears to have arthritis attack him as a rapid onset, unless he has had a stumble Sat night we are unaware of, he seems to be frail but improves as day goes on(warms up) he wimpers if we try and touch and cries when he gets up or down a step, he still wants to follow me around and wont rest
2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.
I have a friend who has a father and son cavalier. She had the son first for 6months then got the father. They have only recently started fighting over what seems to be anything and everything. She has tried medication to calm them down, a collar and jacket but nothing seems to be helping. They are both very loving boys but are both very protective and connected to her. She has separated them but when she does they howl for her.Apart from re-homing what can she do
I adopted a 9 year old smooth fox terrier and she is losing a lot of fur every day. I Brush her two times per day but isn't enough, I only see fur on my floor. I give her vitamins (virbac Nutri-plus gel) and a good quality food (nature diet by Dingo). Could you help me?
I'm looking at getting a Maremma pup. I live in a rural area near the coast. I would like to take the pup walking on the beach and hopefully swimming, as it gets hot at the beach. Should I choose a different breed ? The dog needs to be social enough to cope with beach goers.
Hi there I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a storey on my Saluki who has had a reoccurring pneumonia. We are based in WA but I would be more than happy to bring her to NSW to help us find some answers. We have spent $27,000 on diagnostics and hospitalisation over the last 12 months trying to cure her. She is currently on antibiotics which keep it at bay but you take them away and within a week she cannot oxygenate and has to be hospitalised on oxygen while the antibiotics work again. I fear we are living life on the edge as we cannot miss a tablet or she starts coughing again but while she is on the medication she is living a very full and happy life. It would be amazing if you could help us cure her or even just do a story on the condition as it took some time to get to the bottom of what was going on.I have full vet records and a time line if you are interested.I may be biased but she is also a very pretty and good natured dog. Everyone loves her so she would make good viewing too!Thank you for your consideration.Kind regards Samantha Unstead Phone 0400400165