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  1. Feed a couple of chicken wings a day, should help to loosen it up for it to come out

    my pup was the same, if it doesn't come out though it will need removing as it can cause the adult tooth to grow wrong

    and also could cause problems and create an abnormal jaw position

  2. Shes possibly having a silent season, it can happen a lot in younger dogs and some older ones as well,

    you would need to watch out for womb infections, as dogs get older hormones lessen - at age 8 a dog is normally considered as

    coming in to old age and everything starts to decrease, you would have to have a swab done to test when shes in full heat.


    My old bitch used to have them, dogs would get interested in her but she wouldn't let any near her,

    in the 8/9 years i had her i never once saw her have a proper season.

  3. That guy has let that dog get away with food agression since it was a pup and now years down the line its not just a 'nip'.... its a childs face that would be coming off.....

    Food agression of any sort isnt tolerated.... its a dangerous thing for a dog to have...


    Your right it is - but it can be sorted quite easily without having to lay a finger on a dog

    Bullying a dog isn't the answer as alls you do is supress the problem not cure it, a dog does not understand what your doing by taking food away, giving it back - then taking it away again and neither does it understand what your trying to achieve by pinning As far as the dogs concerned you could be trying to kill it.What would you do if I gave you a thousend pound then went to take it away again or even grabbed you pinned you down to take it what would you be thinking, feeling?

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  4. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_the_parvo_virus_in_the_environ.html


    Because the canine parvovirus is not enveloped in fat the way the distemper virus is, canine parvovirus is especially hardy in the environment. It is readily carried on shoes or clothing to new areas (which accounts for its rapid worldwide spread shortly after its original appearance). It is able to overwinter freezing temperatures in the ground outdoors plus many household disinfectants are not capable of killing it indoors.

    Given that this is such a tough virus to destroy, many people want to know exactly what they must do to disinfect an area that has contained an infected dog or how long they must wait before safely introducing a new dog to a previously contaminated area.

    Here is what we know about how contaminated an environment is likely to be:

    • Infected dogs shed virus (in their stool) in gigantic amounts during the 2 weeks following exposure. Because such enormous amounts of virus are shed, there is a HUGE potential for environmental contamination when a infected dog has been there.
    • It is important to realize that because the canine parvovirus is so hardy in the environment, it is considered "ubiquitous." This means that NO ENVIRONMENT is free from this virus unless it is regularly disinfected.

    A parvoviral infection can be picked up ANYWHERE though it is easier to pick up an infection in an area where an infected dog has been present simply because of the larger amounts of virus present in a contaminated area.

    • Whether an individual dog gets infected or not depends on the number of viral particles the dog experiences, what kind of immune experience the dog has had with the virus before (vaccinated? previously infected? how much past exposure?), and how strong the individual dog is (stress factors, diet, etc.)

    A typical/average infectious dose for an unvaccinated dog is 1000 viral particles. For some dogs far less is needed. For other dogs, far more is needed. An infected dog sheds 35 million viral particles (35,000 TIMES the typical infectious dose) per OUNCE of stool.


    Indoor decontamination:

    Outdoor decontamination:

    Of course, the above presupposes that no decontamination steps (other than waiting) have been taken. In most households, owners want to know how to disinfect their homes to create a safer environment for the other dogs there or to create a safe environment for a new or replacement puppy.


    Here's what we know about disinfection:

    • Despite the introduction of new cleaners with all sorts of claims, parvovirus remains virtually impossible to completely remove from an environment. The goal of decontamination is to reduce the number of viral particles to an acceptable level.
    • The best and most effective disinfectant against viruses (including parvoviruses) is BLEACH. One part bleach is mixed with 30 parts water and is applied to bowls, floors, surfaces, toys, bedding, and anything contaminated that is colorfast or for which color changes are not important. At least 10 minutes of contact time with the bleach solution is needed to kill the virus. Steam cleaning is also able to kill the virus.

    Bleach completely kills parvovirus

  5. Two of the dogs found at this place a cocker spaniel and a pug were chipped and have been returned to their owners,

    so microchipping does work and would suspect most of the dogs in the list are stolen dogs.


    Updated info will be posted on doglost, there currently trying to get photos of the found dogs, but are being messed around.


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  6. Some dogs get over being nettled some don't and it affects them every time, my 3 year old bitch reacts to them, but normally its when we get home

    they start to bother her, my 10 month pup reacts badly to them and thinks hes getting murdered.


    Have been seeing lots of young nettles coming up in the last week or so.

  7. Rickets is mainly caused by one of two things, poor diet the dog not getting what it needs

    or a diet to high in protein were as the bone is growing quicker than the tendons are

    in the first case of poor diet, its easily solved by feeding a better quality diet

    in the second case feed a lower protein.


    You dont need to feed things like calcium tabs etc, a couple of chicken wings or rib bones a day will do the exact same job, vid d can be gained natually by the pup spending time outside for half an hour or so.


    Cod liver oil has vit d in it, so probably why it worked.

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  8. Nothing at all, no sightings nothing.


    They now think the one in boston may have been a lurcher that was possibly left behind, there had been coursers in that area the night before.

    They had a tracker dog out yesterday and although the dog picked up a scent, it lead to just the last positive sighting of her and that was near the stadium on Christmas night.


    Thanks Stig, if you could contact Sandy Stella s owner and have a chat with her, think they possibly need help checking farms out etc

    as it could be Stella's laying low during the day.


    07901884805 / 07795956031

  9. Stella went missing on Christmas day she was badly injured and bleeding when she took flight,

    She was last seen Christmas night on the golf course about 3 miles away from where she went missing,

    Stella doesn't know the area as they are on holiday at a caravan park when it happened.


    Please cross post, Stella can be nervous and could bolt if approached, there's been no sightings of her since

    Christmas night. Please ring if sighted - 07901884805 / 07795956031


    If anyone is able to help search it would be much appreciated please ring or text numbers above, owners are due to go back home on Sunday/Monday and are worried sick about having to leave her there.





  10. I wouldn't apply anything else yet - as you are going to end up poisoning your pups,

    both the products you have used are crap to say the least - but are still chemicals

    a lot of times fleas live in the environment only going on the animal to feed, you need to treat the environment

    around them as well as sorting them out, vets sell a household flea spray called Indorex

    it lasts 12 months and not only kills the flea, but stops the development of any larvae and egg.


    I would clean the kennel out, make sure its clean and dry and then spray this, making sure to get in to every nook and cranny

    once that's done, bath the dogs and use a comb to remove as many as you can, nit combs work quite well with short coated dogs

    you need to do all dogs though.




    Don't try and dry up a deep wound. If in any doubt see a vet: but what is 'pretty deep'? One centimetre? Half a centimetre? What type of wound: tear? Puncture? Different types of wound need different treatments. A small cut which only involves the skin, and where there is no big flap of skin involved can be allowed to heal naturally, but it needs to heal from the inside out, and attempting to dry it up will not do any good at all. As someone suggested, Intrasite Gel is good: or use honey: which is antibacterial and also keeps the wound moist.


    I've used Manuka honey a few times for small wounds after you suggested it a while ago Penny.

    Under what circumstances would you recommend drying the wound with wound powder?


    None wounds need moisture to heal and by removing that moisture it can slow down wound healing.

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