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Introductions / Re: Hi!
« Last post by Finvarra on Today at 03:23:33 PM »
Welcome, what a beautiful chap  :luv:

Lesley and Dylan
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Introductions / Re: Hi!
« Last post by pibbo1968 on Today at 02:28:46 PM »
hi and welcome aboard. Jura is stunning  :luv: (love his name, love the whisky of the same name  ;)) look forward to his stories
I too love the Whisky and the Isle but our Jura was named after the region in SE France :luv: (long story ;) )
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Lost & Found Cockers / Lost: Isle of Wight Blue Roan cocker
« Last post by PennyB on Today at 02:23:41 PM »
http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=123168#.WjE3y1Vl_IV

Fern was last seen near Matalan on the Isle of Wight

Fern is 13-14 years old and is partially blind and deaf. She was last seen down by the river bank near Matalan, Furrlongs Newport Isle of Wight PO30 2AB at 6 o’clock in the morning (12/12/17) Fern is an adopted Oldies Club dog.

Owner is elderly and not IT savvy. Really hope this cocker isn't in the river

Phone 0844 586 8656
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Introductions / Re: Hi!
« Last post by MIN on Today at 02:15:26 PM »
hi and welcome aboard. Jura is stunning  :luv: (love his name, love the whisky of the same name  ;)) look forward to his stories
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Introductions / Hi!
« Last post by pibbo1968 on Today at 01:37:07 PM »
Hi
I'd like to introduce you to our beautiful Blue Roan WCS Boy called Jura :shades:



He's just coming up to 15 weeks old and is our first Family Dog!He's such a clever little fella and is coming along nicely :shades:

He can also be a little rogue..... :D
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Puppies / Re: Help! Puppy Names
« Last post by sodpot2000 on Today at 01:25:29 PM »
If you call him Bailey you will have to find him a mongrel chum. That way they will be 'Mut and Bailey'!

[Motte and Bailey castles? One for the medieval historians there]
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Behaviour & Training / Re: I need reassurance again......
« Last post by Leo0106 on Today at 07:36:35 AM »
Hi Marley_14 (sorry don't know your name)
Many many thanks for your response, I am pleased to say with a lot of work I am finally beginning to have some success. And as you suggested. The word ambivalent completely sums up my boy. It's funny because I work with children with attachment issues and behavioural problems and when reflecting and transferring that into dog body language has made me realise how ambivalent he really is. He's not the avoidant dog that will hide away when she's, he fronts it out.

We did go to the vets and all was well however I am going to take him back in the new year to get his hips scanned as I believe he may have mild hip dysplasia after observing him closely over the past few weeks.

We have our behaviourist out and unfortunately overtiredness is the main trigger to all our problems. He is not just a dog that will sleep when tired. He's turns into a trantruming toddler! Which brings out the worst in him.

So the behaviourist knows him very well (she's been our trainer since 12 weeks old) And she has given me a tremendous amount of games to try to support his a)high prey drive and the need to use his teeth on something other than me!  B) his manners c) his ability to chill out and calm down when it isn't time for play and d) his impulse control. 

I'm pleased to say that, although it is still very much a working progress, we are having some real success. He now has a boundary mat which is absolutely loves using. And with a bit of support from me he is calming down when over tired far quicker than he ever did.  It does tend to mean that he falls asleep in the lounge in the evening with his harness on but I know if I work hard this won't be forever.

I've just had the most successful weekend with him I think I've ever had which was a huge confidence boost!! So we are defiantly getting somewhere. 

I will certainly have a look at the 'when pigs fly' book as I enjoy a good read!

Many thanks again
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Puppies / Re: Help! Puppy Names
« Last post by Liz F on Yesterday at 08:04:08 PM »
I like Wilf  :luv:
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Feeding / Re: Anyone fed Orijen or Aatu please?
« Last post by aljeana on Yesterday at 07:42:03 PM »
I have fed Millies Riverside to my 3 adult cockers 2 show 1 worker for around 8 years great food good value, I now also have a 5 month old working cocker puppy that I put onto Millies at 12weeks old & she is thriving on it i thought the kibble size may have been too big for but she has managed it fine.

All my dogs have good digestion & fantastic coats Millies help line is brilliant as the have a wide range of food types as well as wet food now
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Health / Re: Ozzy is suddenly weeing indoors.....
« Last post by its.sme on Yesterday at 05:41:18 PM »
Bea has calcification in her kidneys, her urine is also diluted something which was caused by high ionised calcium levels in her blood.

I give Bea these herbal tablets to help her kidneys,

https://www.dorwest.com/product/mixed-vegetable-tablets-for-dogs-and-cats/

I hope your usual Vet returns soon and can sort this out for you both.

Sharon.

Thanks Sharon, I'll certainly keep these in mind.  But there was nothing unusual in his blood tests to suggest high ionised calcium in his blood, and, on reading the blurb about the tablets, they act as a diuretic which we don't need!!!

Sorry I was thinking more about his urine being diluted and his kidney support, Hopefully your usual vet will get to the bottom of it.

Calcium will show up in the usual blood test but the Ionised Calcium is a extra test and not something that will be done normally unless there is a issue.
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