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Forum: General Dog Chat 07-05-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By halfpenny
Are her eyes flicking from side to side,...

Are her eyes flicking from side to side, horizontally? This is usually a sign of a vestibular episode.
There is no real treatment for it, except supportive treatment like anti- sickness drugs,...
Forum: General Dog Chat 07-05-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By halfpenny
It would be pretty impossible to even guess what...

It would be pretty impossible to even guess what may be going on, and yes treating for ticks and worms may help, although if she has a tick borne disease she will need medications.
If it were me, I...
Forum: General Dog Chat 06-05-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By halfpenny
Sorry to read of your problem. Rather than...

Sorry to read of your problem.
Rather than putting him to a rescue or rehoming, why not look at a sanctuary. A sanctuary should be a place where the dog is kept for the rest of its like and if a...
Forum: General Dog Chat 28-04-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By halfpenny
Thank you. Our dogs are all rescue and range...

Thank you.
Our dogs are all rescue and range from a Scottish terrier to a street dog who looks to be mainly Greek mountain shepherd. They all see to get on well, I do believe neutering has certainly...
Forum: General Dog Chat 27-04-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By halfpenny
Dogs are amazing!

We have 14 dogs at the minute.
We sadly lost our 17 year old dog last month to a brain tumour.
We have recently taken in 5 dogs, one a street dog and 2 who have lived outdoors for all of their...
Forum: General Dog Chat 18-02-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By halfpenny
Thank you. The boys are doing well, living with...

Thank you.
The boys are doing well, living with the others, Nobby can be a bit excitable and wants to play rough, but thankfully the resident dogs just ignore him. They are very good in the house,...
Forum: General Dog Chat 10-02-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By halfpenny
Thank you, we found out today, after more tests...

Thank you, we found out today, after more tests that Waldo has Zcushings disease. We will be starting his medication tomorrow when we can collect them. Hopefully this will help with the hair loss, as...
Forum: General Dog Chat 19-01-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By halfpenny
Meet Noddy. ...

Meet Noddy.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk67/halfpenny_bucket/dogs/23655F7D-F6BD-4449-AE90-9A6A98981D26.jpg...
Forum: General Dog Chat 19-01-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By halfpenny
Thanks for the replies. The boys arrived on...

Thanks for the replies.
The boys arrived on Sunday and things seem ok. I'm separating them while i'm at work in the afternoon, (2 hour shift at the local vet) but otherwise they are together all the...
Forum: General Dog Chat 14-01-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By halfpenny
Staffie advice.

Hi, I've just rescued 2 older staffie dogs from being pts.
I've been told one is dog aggressive but he seems submissive and timid with humans and gets on well with the other staffie ( brothers).
I...
Forum: Other Pets & Animals 14-01-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,274
Posted By halfpenny
A quick update on Pippin, while on. Pippin is...

A quick update on Pippin, while on.
Pippin is amazing, some of his liver enzymes are off the scale, the vets are surprised he's doing so well.
He is scrawny, but has put on weight, his coat is...
Forum: Dog Health 13-01-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By halfpenny
If not at the moment, you may end up going down...

If not at the moment, you may end up going down the route of NSAIDs, but I have had great success with using physiotherapy and acupuncture together. Cartrophen, 4x weekly injections every 3 months...
Forum: Other Pets & Animals 13-01-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By halfpenny
I would never let anybody other than a qualified...

I would never let anybody other than a qualified farrier near my horses feet, be it for a trim or shoeing.
None of the horses are shod at the moment, but of our own 2 ( not sanctuary horses) who can...
Forum: Other Pets & Animals 21-12-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,274
Posted By halfpenny
Your right, for some reason I thought he had only...

Your right, for some reason I thought he had only been here 4 years, doesn't time fly!
Forum: Other Pets & Animals 20-12-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,274
Posted By halfpenny
Well, poor Pippin has been dealt another blow. ...

Well, poor Pippin has been dealt another blow.
He was doing well on the medication for gut ulcers but then began to lose weight again, more tests showed some of his liver enzymes were rising. They...
Forum: Dog Health 08-10-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,869
Posted By halfpenny
Refrigerating food tends to remove the smell,...

Refrigerating food tends to remove the smell, which is important to dogs, it why things like tomatoes don't taste as good straight out of the fridge. It's also why I put oral baytril for my small...
Forum: General Dog Chat 20-08-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By halfpenny
We lost Kate.

Kate was our 17 year old collie cross GSD. She had a severe heart issue and a bad leg after a car accident. We'd had her a year due to a family berevement.
She developed pancreatitis a couple of...
Forum: Dog Health 12-07-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 53,429
Posted By halfpenny
Isn't a whole section devoted to feeding RAW...

Isn't a whole section devoted to feeding RAW enough?
Forum: Other Pets & Animals 12-07-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,274
Posted By halfpenny
I thought I'd give a quick update on Pippin, who...

I thought I'd give a quick update on Pippin, who is now 20. He was diagnosed with cushings a year ago but we seemed to get it under control, however for the last 6 months he has rapidly lost weight....
Forum: Dog Health 12-07-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 53,429
Posted By halfpenny
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am glad if my...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I am glad if my point of view has helped in anyway. It is very hard when people judge a friend (pet) in your care, when they do not know it as you do. I know my...
Forum: Dog Health 11-07-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 53,429
Posted By halfpenny
Thank you Musher. Only yesterday, I had to make...

Thank you Musher.
Only yesterday, I had to make the decision to have one of my pet sheep PTS ( yes, put to sleep). We knew her time was coming because she was retaining fluid. Tests indicated a...
Forum: General Dog Chat 19-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By halfpenny
I just thought I'd let you know that Jasper has...

I just thought I'd let you know that Jasper has been a blood donor again. I got to watch the whole procedure of him giving blood. It was interesting and reassuring to see and It looks like Jasper has...
Forum: Other Pets & Animals 13-06-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By halfpenny
I would suggest getting him neutered, if not...

I would suggest getting him neutered, if not already, as he may either be carrying or will catch FIV/ FELV while fighting.
We have a stray entire male at the farm, once I've checked he isn't...
Forum: Other Pets & Animals 03-05-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By halfpenny
Sorry to read this but at least he was given the...

Sorry to read this but at least he was given the kindness of being PTS rather than being left to die slowly and in pain.
Thank you for caring for him.
Forum: Other Pets & Animals 01-05-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By halfpenny
I think I would avoid giving him lettuce, some...

I think I would avoid giving him lettuce, some lettuce is well know for giving rabbits and guinea pigs diarrhoea and I would worry it would do the same to rats. Many people make up their own feed,...
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