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Forum: Off-topic Chat 13-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Westie_N
Oi! Hands off my man the lot of you!! :grin::lol:...

Oi! Hands off my man the lot of you!! :grin::lol:

Still working for the Scottish SPCA Harvey and loving it. :grin:

Bringing home a new edition soon from the rescue centre I work in....another...
Forum: Off-topic Chat 11-02-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Westie_N
Hello

Hi all,

Been a long time but thought I'd pop on and say hi. :grin:

All is good here, Molly is is 11.5 now and Roxy is 14 but they're doing well. :grin:

Hope this post finds everyone and...
Forum: Dog Health 27-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Westie_N
Aw, thank you for thinking of them. :grin: ...

Aw, thank you for thinking of them. :grin:

I got Roxy's test results yesterday and thought that I really must post an update as to how they're getting on.

Yes, certainly was rough, but you...
Forum: Dog Health 27-02-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Westie_N
Molly and Roxy update

Hello,

Just thought I'd let you all know how my two reprobates are doing after being in the wars this past year! Most of you are aware of their 'adventures'.

I'm delighted to say that all is...
Forum: Off-topic Chat 09-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Westie_N
Thank you, everyone. :grin: Anne, poor old...

Thank you, everyone. :grin:

Anne, poor old Cava but it's for the best. I wasn't planning on going this year!
Forum: Off-topic Chat 04-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Westie_N
Thank you so very much, everyone. My last...

Thank you so very much, everyone.

My last shift with PAH was today and it was mixed emotions as we are a really good team and I'm really close to most of them. I have made some amazing lifelong...
Forum: Off-topic Chat 24-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Westie_N
Thank you all, I'm absolutely delighted! :-)

Thank you all, I'm absolutely delighted! :-)
Forum: Off-topic Chat 22-01-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By Westie_N
Arrow I have just got my dream job!

I have just got myself my dream job, working with the Scottish SPCA. :grin:

I leave Pets at Home on the 4th of next month and start my new role on the 5th!
Forum: General Dog Chat 15-01-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,799
Posted By Westie_N
Interesting and good debate. :grin: If I...

Interesting and good debate. :grin:

If I added everything up, I would probably be horrified at the amount I spend on my dogs, a lot of things through choice and not necessity.

My dogs are...
Forum: General Dog Chat 15-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,799
Posted By Westie_N
Many vets do claim directly to the insurer...

Many vets do claim directly to the insurer without the owner having to pay upfront. That said, I suppose it can depends on the vets experiences with particular insurers.

My vet has a notice up...
Forum: Dog Health 15-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Westie_N
Thanks all, not as expensive really as I first...

Thanks all, not as expensive really as I first assumed!
Forum: Dog Health 10-01-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Westie_N
That's what my vet told me....that's it's memory...

That's what my vet told me....that's it's memory cells that are being tested.

Why, though, so some people recommend it and then vaccinate (or not) according to the results?
Forum: Dog Health 10-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Westie_N
I don't really plan to have them vaccinated again...

I don't really plan to have them vaccinated again but curious as to what an antibody test would reveal regarding their immunity.
Forum: Dog Health 10-01-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Westie_N
A Question or Concern Cost of titre testing

Can anyone tell me the general cost of titre testing (in the UK), please?

Roxy is almost 13 years old and was due her booster vacs in September last year. Molly is 10 1/2 and was due hers in...
Forum: Dog Health 09-12-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,229
Posted By Westie_N
Sorry, just saw this and that they have been...

Sorry, just saw this and that they have been removed.

Did they biopsy the lumps before removing them? Reason I ask is that they can take bigger margins, if possible, when removing the lumps if...
Forum: Dog Health 09-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,229
Posted By Westie_N
So sorry to hear this, it's such a shock to the...

So sorry to hear this, it's such a shock to the system when you get news like this. :-(

I presume the lumps aren't operable? What types of cancer are they, if you don't mind me asking?

Poor...
Forum: General Dog Chat 26-11-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Westie_N
What a terrible idea. :-( At least they've...

What a terrible idea. :-( At least they've changed their mind about this, that's good.
Forum: Dog Health 09-11-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,079
Posted By Westie_N
Decided to go with wet food with a bit of Burns...

Decided to go with wet food with a bit of Burns mixer, a phosphate binder and filtered water.

So far, so good. She's happy, looks better and has put on weight. We'll see how that goes for a while.
Forum: Dog Health 09-11-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,585
Posted By Westie_N
Just thought I would update this post for future...

Just thought I would update this post for future reference.

Molly is now 10 months and 7 month post ops and is 100% back to normal. She has, in fact, got a new lease of life it seems and is really...
Forum: Dog Health 09-11-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By Westie_N
Have you tried wet food? It's often lower in...

Have you tried wet food? It's often lower in protein and actually generally better for elderly dogs when they are deteriorating. The moisture in it can with liver and kidney function as well.

I...
Forum: Showing 22-10-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Westie_N
Not long now! :grin: The prize bags are...

Not long now! :grin:

The prize bags are made up, the rosettes have arrived and there may even be enough goodies to give to every entrant to the classes whether they win something or not. :grin: ...
Forum: Dog Health 22-10-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,079
Posted By Westie_N
The vet has said that Roxy has a type of kidney...

The vet has said that Roxy has a type of kidney insufficiency and I think that's the precurser to kidney disease. They have said there is no evidence to suggest that medicating at this stage will...
Forum: Showing 08-10-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Westie_N
Halloween Fun Dog Show - Greenock, Renfrewshire

Halloween Fun Dog Show at Pets at Home in Greenock, Renfrewshire on Saturday 26th October.

Classes are as follows:

Cutest Puppy
Golden Oldie
Best Crossbreed
Best Rescue
Most Dashing Dog...
Forum: General Dog Chat 22-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,936
Posted By Westie_N
All the Komondors I've ever met have stunk to...

All the Komondors I've ever met have stunk to high heavens. :shock:

Yes, I liked the wee Chihuahua too! :grin:
Forum: Dog Health 22-09-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,079
Posted By Westie_N
I made an error in my original post - she has the...

I made an error in my original post - she has the early stages of Chronic Kidney Disease, not Failure. I'm aware that it's not reversable, however, and will eventually lead to kidney failure.
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