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by Nettle
Fri May 16, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heart Murmur
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Heart murmurs in puppies sometimes resolve themselves, and a grade 1 is no big deal. However I think you would do well to go back to his breeder and discuss, because I don't know anything about heart murmurs in flatcoats - they may be common in which case unlikely to resolve, or they may be rare, bu...
by Nettle
Fri May 16, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No effort to wee outside
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Not enough information :D Do you mean she has suddenly started weeing in the house? Or that she waits by the door and says nothing? What does she usually do? Sudden onset of weeing in the house means either an infection or insecurity. Off to the vet with a wee sample, and get her tested if so. If it...
by Nettle
Wed May 14, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: veggies
Replies: 11
Views: 3561

Oh yes, always take out pits and stones.
by Nettle
Wed May 14, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Charlie is misbehaving while we are away
Replies: 22
Views: 3052

Smiley, none of us here ridicules people. What we do is explain why dogs act the way they do, what we can reasonably expect to change and what is not reasonable and why. We provide this advice in our own time and for no recompense, because we try to help dogs and owners understand each other better....
by Nettle
Tue May 13, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Charlie is misbehaving while we are away
Replies: 22
Views: 3052

Shut the door to the room the couch is in. You really are expecting far too much of this dog. He's a dog, not a human, and you'll all have a much happier time together for understanding that. I'm sorry if this is not what you want to hear, but think on it - you don't really have any problems with hi...
by Nettle
Tue May 13, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: veggies
Replies: 11
Views: 3561

No grapes or raisins, otherwise everything's okay to the best of my knowledge.

Banana dogs live here too :D
by Nettle
Tue May 13, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: JRT 1yr old - Started biting/nipping plz help.
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Good advice there, and please also understand that you have a terrier, and the job that terriers were created for makes them highly reactive to fast movement and noise. What I would do is a little different from what Ocelot has suggested - I'd stop any terrier/noisy fast-moving children interface by...
by Nettle
Mon May 12, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: veggies
Replies: 11
Views: 3561

Forgot to add - do not give corn on the cob. Maize grains are okay but not the cob itself.
by Nettle
Mon May 12, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: veggies
Replies: 11
Views: 3561

You can give anything except the onion family. Go easy on root veg as they are full of sugar - a little is okay but not lots.
Sprouts are fine but be careful if feeding them whole in case doggie chokes (mine love sprouts as well).
by Nettle
Sun May 11, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: New here. Have questions about owning 2+ dogs
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Supervise time together but do not interfere if older dog tells younger dog off with noise and air-snaps. Pup may scream blue murder but that's what they do. If older dog grabs pup and shakes her, or snaps with intent to make contact do not correct older dog but separate them for 10 minutes then try...
by Nettle
Fri May 09, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Teeth Falling Out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1807

She should lose them all. Very occasionally baby teeth, usually canine teeth, are a bit slow to fall out and the adult tooth grows over the top. It usually sorts itself out but if not a quick tweak from a vet solves the problem. The big back teeth you see are probably the pwrmanent ones. Still point...
by Nettle
Fri May 09, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Teeth Falling Out?
Replies: 6
Views: 1807

Yes they lose their milk-teeth just like we do (and all other mammals) but it seems to give them less grief than it does us :D

Give lots of safe things to chew on because they really reall need to chew at this time.
by Nettle
Wed May 07, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Growling at Pet Sitter When Being Picked Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

I was going to say that too.

Dogs HATE being picked up. Why is she picking him up?
by Nettle
Wed May 07, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: I need advice please!
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Remember when you brought your baby home how much more work it was than you thought, how much it all cost, how tired you were? Of course you don't :D but it was, and it's the same with the puppy. Only you can decide if you want that level of work again. Puppies are as much work as a toddler. Not rea...
by Nettle
Wed May 07, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: help - my dog is having a meltdown !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 962

It isn't a lot of exercise - maybe you could 'up' the mental stimulation as well (see the pinned thread). Walk for longer if you can. Does she get free running? Couldn't find that thread you are on about. Could you send me a the link to it please, ta It's in the "exercise" section, entitled "Exerci...