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by Nettle
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Corns
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Corns

No comment on the saline, but you could rub in aloe vera gel a couple of times a day.
by Nettle
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291517

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Drool makes me heave as well. But, you know, the really sad thing is - drooling breeds drool because they have been bred so that the skin of the jaw is too big for the jaw. Look and see the huge unnecessary flaps of skin that droop over the top teeth (the flews)the sagging pockets in the corners of ...
by Nettle
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Lab puppy guards kibble from beagle
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: Lab puppy guards kibble from beagle

I would always 'err on the side of the angels' because dogs are dogs, react like dogs (really fast) and no matter what WE visualise for them (benign play) they will behave as dogs do (that's MINE). Which includes the potential for spectacular and permanent falling-out. Like us, dogs put different va...
by Nettle
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291517

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

That is such good news, Lotsa,and I hope it all goes well. :D
by Nettle
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291517

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

Yes - happy new home. It looks lovely in the photo.

I think I get transition SA too :lol: I take a while to feel easy about new places. Good for you for recognising it and doing something about it so it doesn't get worse.
by Nettle
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291517

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

He's lucky to have such a thoughtful owner. 8)

Mine get a long walk in the shady woods first thing and then veg out. Too hot to do anything except wag a tail now and then.
by Nettle
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 37
Views: 312

Re: Dog eating

We used to have a Board member from Alaska, and he taught us lots about the countryside there and about mushing. Really really interesting.
by Nettle
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 37
Views: 312

Re: Dog eating

Very tricky (as are so many things) as soon as religion is brought into it. Personally I think welfare trumps dogma, but then I am not religious. However, if the origins of any religious instructions are examined, there are often differences in practice compared with "the book".
by Nettle
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 37
Views: 312

Re: Dog eating

I've BEEN in slaughterhouses, and no they don't, not over here. Don't believe all you read in leaflets from animal "rights" groups. :wink: The slaughterhouse experience over here - transport, holding areas etc. isn't the best experience animals can have, but it's the best it can be made. The actual ...
by Nettle
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog eating
Replies: 37
Views: 312

Re: Dog eating

I particularly agree with your last paragraph, JudyN. I would have to be very hungry to eat a dog, the same way I would have to be very hungry to eat insects (popular and unremarkable in some parts of the world) cats or horses. But in theory I would have no objection to others doing so, as long as t...
by Nettle
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3096
Views: 291517

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

We're all here for you. Quite a few of us will have been in a similar situation and know how hard it is, but one day you'll be looking back at it knowing you got through and triumphed.
by Nettle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Hyper?
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Hyper?

People don't always say what they mean, and many people have a poor vocabulary. So it's best to draw out the conversation to see what they mean when they say "hyper" as often the subtext is more like "are its exercise and training needs more than I am prepared to give?".
by Nettle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Breed Questions
Topic: Question about Lara?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Question about Lara?

Comparisons are not really useful as it's all about the degree of illness each individual owner is prepared to manage. What some see as perfectly tolerable would be a deal-breaker for others.
by Nettle
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How unhealthy are Bernese mountain dogs?
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: How unhealthy are Bernese mountain dogs?

Very sensible advice.
by Nettle
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: How unhealthy are Bernese mountain dogs?
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: How unhealthy are Bernese mountain dogs?

Assuming they would take the dog to a vet whenever it became ill, yes they would be going to the vets. How often would depend on which illnesses the dog develops in what order, and whether the owners would want to prolong its life with treatment or euthanise to avoid further suffering.