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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Bluebottle » 07 Aug 2019 22:52

Where'd you get that piccie of me pork. :evil:
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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Shadowlad » 08 Aug 2019 20:32

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Seems something going around with cats Took Blackie to vets today for claws to be clipped. Had been bathing cut below his ear. Nurse said it had become a hole. Vet gave him antibiotic injection, thought an abscess had burst, plus collar to go on to stop him from scratching. He was so good. Back home he just slept and was very patient when I put the collar on him tonight. If it had been my other cat I’d have lost an arm

Hope everyone’s cats are doing ok
Aww bless Blackie. He sounds very placid, hope he is soon much better. Smudge was fairly patient when the vet was squeezing her puss out (it smelled vile i had to leave the room was retching (w) ). When the vet cleaned the small wound she turned round and bit her finger. So by now the vet had a wound too :shock: She hardly noticed her bleeding finger though, they must be used to getting scratched and bitten.
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Yeah, I think so, my sister's a vet I will give her a call tomorrow, if the diahorrhea had continued I'd of taken her to the vet but I'm sure she's fine.
;)? That's good. Its definitely the season for cat fights, i spoke to another friend today who has also been to the vets with her injured moggie. They all need to chill out a bit, lol ! Its not mating season is it ? xx

Hope everyone elses pets are ok. <:)>
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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by JohnC » 12 Aug 2019 22:46

Had an outbreak of fleas on my Rabbit and in one of my Guinea pig hutches, so I've liberally dusted with diatomaceous earth and I can't see any sign of them today.
In my pet room/Mancave I've got an electric bug/fly zapper but the flies have to be big enough to touch the 2 electrodes that are 3/16 inch apart, I've also got some yellow sticky fly papers and they trap 10's and hundreds of teeny weeny little midges, if you've got pets you've just got to buy some yellow sticky papers, they really work.

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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Shadowlad » 13 Aug 2019 09:23

Hi John, those pesky fleas and flies hey. Ive never heard of that dusting powder can you use it in the home for cats and dogs ? I recently got their 3 monthly treatments though have one cat left to treat after his vet check up on Saturday. I want to treat the house again just to be sure that nothing is breeding. I'm itching at the thought. I usually use a spray i get from the vets but maybe the dusting powder is more effective ?
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Post by free flow » 13 Aug 2019 16:16

My little girl with her King Charles Spaniel friends :lol2:

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Post by free flow » 13 Aug 2019 21:41

She also misses the snow :(

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Post by fiz » 14 Aug 2019 05:26

Aw, she’s a beauty, I’m with her, I love the snow too. 🥰
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Post by Topcat » 14 Aug 2019 07:08

She's gorgeous FF ;)?
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Post by Shadowlad » 14 Aug 2019 09:56

Aspen is lovely, both in the snow and with her mini friends lol ;)?
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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by JohnC » 24 Aug 2019 22:25

Hiya Shadowlad

Sorry I haven't thought to pop onto this thread for a while and I've missed your enquiry, regarding the diatomaceous earth for your dog and cat, I'm not sure on that point, I would suggest that you Google it and take it from there.

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Post by Dilly22 » 25 Aug 2019 10:36

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I have eight dogs, they seem to be as addictive as booze!

But I have two favourites - pictured above - who can do absolutely NO WRONG...

Dilly (Posh name Delilah) who inspired my user name here, is a two year old Black and Tan Mini-Dachshund who lost a kidney during a routine spay when she was 6 months old due to an incompetent vet "accidentally" tying off her Ureta instead of her fallopian tube :evil: . She spent a week in Bristol Animal Hospital dicing with death before the insanely excellent Vets there saved her life. Never been so scared, or so exhausted making the journey daily from here in Cornwall to Bristol to sit with her. The drinking REALLY took off during that time.

The sleepy boy behind her is Elmo, my very bouncy Boston Terrier. He's only ever quiet when Dilly agrees to cuddle with him - he's obsessed :D

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Post by martha » 25 Aug 2019 11:07

8 dogs! They must keep you busy :D Dilly and Elmo look lovely!
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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Dilly22 » 26 Aug 2019 09:37

Thanks Martha - they're Fab! No idea why my photo is on its side though - me and technology are not great bedfellows :roll:

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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Shadowlad » 27 Aug 2019 10:59

Hello Dilly22,

Gorgeous picture of Dilly and Elmo, such cute little faces. Their bond is so evident too. Eight dogs ? Gosh that is one big four legged family ! Do you take them all out at the same time ? :D
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Hiya Shadowlad

Sorry I haven't thought to pop onto this thread for a while and I've missed your enquiry, regarding the diatomaceous earth for your dog and cat, I'm not sure on that point, I would suggest that you Google it and take it from there.

Good luck
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Thanks John, i will google it. I got the usual spray from the vets this time, its supposed to treat the house for a year but i generally use it every few months to be sure !

It was international dog day yesterday, lol. The other night i had a bizarre and busy evening after what i thought was going to be a nice chilled evening after a soak in the bath. I came downstairs to find a pitbull puppy in the house being warned off by my border collie :shock: How random ! The chubby pup had peed in the hallway and was on its back being submissive to my dog. Then it ran back out the back door and chased my poor black cat (Shadowlad) around the garden until it caught him ! I quickly pulled it off my cat and segregated the dog in the front room, went in search of it's owner and my poor Shadow who had run off in fright. Anyway, young female, frantic owner soon found, and Shadow returned, unharmed half hour later. What a night !
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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Dilly22 » 27 Aug 2019 11:19

Shadowlad,

No WAY could I take them all out at once!!! Three of them are over 10yrs old and hobble rapidly in the opposite direction when I get the harnesses out for the youngsters :lol2: . They want nothing more than to mooch around the garden, eat stuff that's no good for them and SLEEP...

As well as Dilly and Elmo I have another MIni-sausage called Frank (Top Dog around here) and two more Bostons called Clemmie and Evie.
These five are proper Nut-jobs. They have no Off-Switch (Maybe Alcoholics in a previous life?? :roll: ) and I need assistance to take them out to prevent bodily harm to myself when they run circles around me (literally) and tie my legs together with 5 separate leads. Fortunately, assistance is easy to find round here because there's so many beautiful walks nearby and the hounds are a joy to watch.

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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by free flow » 28 Aug 2019 14:44

Wow Dilly, you have your hands full with that bunch! I respect anyone who can take in so many needy dogs.

I just have the one, son's actually, but she can be a handful at times, a gentle playful, handful.

Wasa checking e-mail this morning and heard a small sound behind me at the door :D She was ready for her morning walk.

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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Bluebottle » 28 Aug 2019 23:23

Loving all the piccies of dogs. ;)?

I've just got Tilly the cat and I was wondering what to do as the poor thing is getting beaten up by a neighbours cat. :evil: I would hate to have to keep her in but she's covered in scratches and I had her at the vets a few weeks ago with an infected bite. <:)>

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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Shadowlad » 28 Aug 2019 23:40

Hiya Ruby,

Its such a shame isn't it, when our sweet and placid cats get beat up by the local Sheer Khan ! Poor Tilly. I know how you feel, do you keep her in or let her out, such a dilemma. I think we just have to let our sweet moggies fend for themselves, they seem to learn how to avoid or stand up to the other cats eventually. Flipping expensive trips to the vets though. I'm a bit fed up of my female cat tonight. Got her a nice cosy new bed and she shit in it first night. It is now in washing machine and she stinks. :|
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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Bluebottle » 29 Aug 2019 00:03

Sorry Shadowlad, but I couldn't help laughing. <:)> Hope she manages to wash herself :twisted: and you can get the smell out of her bed. ;)? I'm going on holiday a in few days too, so really worried about her while I'll be away. :cry:

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Re: Animal Companions (aka Pets)

Post by Dilly22 » 29 Aug 2019 10:11

FreeFlow,

All eight of mine would fit neatly inside yours with plenty of room to spare :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

Dilly

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