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Title: Let's talk dogs
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 3, 2021, 18:57:38
Pooch is coming up to 9 months old now and has always eaten like she's starving. Recently she has started to leave her kibble. She's always wolfed it down but now she even separates it from the wet food and leaves it. Any ideas why?
She's fit and healthy, good appetite and in great condition. Shits are normal.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, December 3, 2021, 19:07:00
Pooch is coming up to 9 months old now and has always eaten like she's starving. Recently she has started to leave her kibble. She's always wolfed it down but now she even separates it from the wet food and leaves it. Any ideas why?
She's fit and healthy, good appetite and in great condition. Shits are normal.

Just being picky as he gets older try leaving off the wet food to see if he goes back to eating kibble.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: JBZ on Friday, December 3, 2021, 19:09:24
Vets are a good source of information on this sort of thing


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 3, 2021, 19:25:39
So are experienced owners. Off bussing this weekend?


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 3, 2021, 19:26:58
Just being picky as he gets older try leaving off the wet food to see if he goes back to eating kibble.

Been over a week now and she's only eating two thirds of what she should be.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: JBZ on Friday, December 3, 2021, 19:28:58
So are experienced owners. Off bussing this weekend?

Nice. I consider myself to be a fairly experienced owner. I would seek professional advice on these matters.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, December 3, 2021, 19:31:18
If you've noticed a change that worries you I would agree with JBZ and consider taking her to the vets but if she eats everyting else no problem It may be as Si ole as she dosen't like the flavour of kibble anymore.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, December 3, 2021, 19:37:13
Taste up the biscuit. Tin of tuna, fat from a roast chicken etc. My dog goes off his food fairly regularly. Picks out the chicken and leaves the biscuit. If theyíre hungry, theyíll eat.

You can tell if thereís a problem. Coat goes dull, not so keen on walkies. If everything else is as per normal I wouldnít worry too much.

Try taking the biscuit away altogether and replace with boiled rice for a few days.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, December 3, 2021, 22:50:09
They're like humans mate,  they like to try on from time to time. Mine are just the same, either stick to your guns or change the kibble.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:21:07
Had to have my little pup (an 11 year old Bichon/Shihtzu cross) put to sleep on Thursday evening, he had been ill a while, our 8 year old poodle is constantly looking for him as they have never been apart.

Still very raw and the wife is absolutely distraught, even though you know its coming you are never fully prepared for it, he was our little baby and was rarely away from my side when I was at home.

This was little bugger the day we brought him home aged just over 6 weeks.

(https://i.postimg.cc/tCDLYJYR/DSCF0413.jpg)

Still really miss him even though he was a pain in the bum at times.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:22:21
So to hear that JJ never easy


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:24:43
Given that your puppy appears healthy, I'd start by weighing her so that you have a base against which to measure developments.

Given her apparent health, the suggested option of sticking to your guns seems worthy of consideration.  This could be behavioural.

Next, I'd make a 2 week plan based on some of the suggestions here.  I'm not aware that a wet food diet only should need to be a problem if you want to give way at some point.  Or perhaps go to kibble only but adding a little warm water to extract more flavour?  Would be inclined to cut right down on treats.

If your puppy is still under eating at the end of your plan (or if she shows any symptoms of declining health meanwhile), then I'd agree that a trip to the vet (and another weigh whilst there) would be prudent.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: RedRag on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:31:14
Had to have my little pup (an 11 year old Bichon/Shihtzu cross) put to sleep on Thursday evening, he had been ill a while, our 8 year old poodle is constantly looking for him as they have never been apart.

Still very raw and the wife is absolutely distraught, even though you know its coming you are never fully prepared for it, he was our little baby and was rarely away from my side when I was at home.

This was little bugger the day we brought him home aged just over 6 weeks.

(https://i.postimg.cc/tCDLYJYR/DSCF0413.jpg)

Still really miss him even though he was a pain in the bum at times.
Losing a dog is raw.  They offer such a unique type of companionship.  Barely more than a hamster in the picture.  Decent tribute.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: donkey on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:42:11
Had to have my little pup (an 11 year old Bichon/Shihtzu cross) put to sleep on Thursday evening, he had been ill a while, our 8 year old poodle is constantly looking for him as they have never been apart.

Still very raw and the wife is absolutely distraught, even though you know its coming you are never fully prepared for it, he was our little baby and was rarely away from my side when I was at home.

This was little bugger the day we brought him home aged just over 6 weeks.

(https://i.postimg.cc/tCDLYJYR/DSCF0413.jpg)

Still really miss him even though he was a pain in the bum at times.

Really sorry to read that, PV.  I'll be useless when our pooch goes.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:45:06
Hopefully Town will win for him today :) he used to hate it when I shouted when we scored a goal and always came over to see if I was OK :)


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: donkey on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:47:36
Hopefully Town will win for him today :) he used to hate it when I shouted when we scored a goal and always came over to see if I was OK :)
:) :dog:
Mine joins in by barking.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:02:00
:) :dog:
Mine joins in by barking.


How do you do that with the dog animation😀


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:09:02

How do you do that with the dog animation😀
With all the other animations :)

 :dog: :shaun: :band: :hitler: :washing: :alien:


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:14:50
I have never clicked on more until now  :wotjump:

Cheers JJ


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:38:03
Hopefully Town will win for him today :) he used to hate it when I shouted when we scored a goal and always came over to see if I was OK :)
Sorry to hear that JJ.    Know exactly how it feels, it's like losing a member of your family.
Have heard it said ' it's only a dog '. Fuck off, you've obviously never owned one.
Chin up mate.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:11:19
Sorry to hear that JJ.    Know exactly how it feels, it's like losing a member of your family.
Have heard it said ' it's only a dog '. Fuck off, you've obviously never owned one.
Chin up mate.
Cheers mate, its never "just a dog" as you rightly say, they are family. Its been a shit week, the wifes last Aunt was rushed to hospital last night with a brain tumour which she is not expected to last the week and wont survive an operation either. It never rains as they say.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: donkey on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:29:54
Cheers mate, its never "just a dog" as you rightly say, they are family. Its been a shit week, the wifes last Aunt was rushed to hospital last night with a brain tumour which she is not expected to last the week and wont survive an operation either. It never rains as they say.

Bloody hell PV. All I can do is send my best.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:36:58
Bloody hell PV. All I can do is send my best.
Thanks mate, been a rough week, hopefully it improves!


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 18:23:21
Just had my girl spayed. 300 notes down. Poor thing seems as flat as a pancake following the anesthetic.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 18:24:40
Just had my girl spayed. 300 notes down. Poor thing seems as flat as a pancake following the anesthetic.

Mines having it done in 2 weeks  :(


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 18:42:43
Mines having it done in 2 weeks  :(

Honestly I feel like I've committed a crime.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 19:25:22
Had to have my little pup (an 11 year old Bichon/Shihtzu cross) put to sleep on Thursday evening, he had been ill a while, our 8 year old poodle is constantly looking for him as they have never been apart.

Still very raw and the wife is absolutely distraught, even though you know its coming you are never fully prepared for it, he was our little baby and was rarely away from my side when I was at home.

This was little bugger the day we brought him home aged just over 6 weeks.

(https://i.postimg.cc/tCDLYJYR/DSCF0413.jpg)

Still really miss him even though he was a pain in the bum at times.

Not been a serious cat/dog owner since we were kids. I can sympathise with you and your wife and offer my heartfelt condolences. The larger the animal the more family they become. You know you did the right thing, however, the crumbs of comfort are just that, crumbs, until you get over the losswnich is never easy and of course takes time.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Hunk on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 19:57:46
If I was forced to admit whether I was a dog or cat person, Iíd say cat. Always had them, I love their independence, their ridiculousness, their cuteness.

And yet losing any of my cats has not been half as hard as losing the one dog I owned. I sporadically burst into tears for weeks after. It was so awful Iím pretty committed to never owning a dog again. I donít think I could put myself through losing one after the last time. Six years on and the day I had her put down is as vivid and upsetting as ever


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 20:29:49
Itís hard, this thread clearly demonstrates that. I feel with dogs their devotion to their owners is unconditional and I think thatís what hurts. They know when youíre down they know when youíre up and they are always by your side.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 20:37:09
If I was forced to admit whether I was a dog or cat person, Iíd say cat. Always had them, I love their independence, their ridiculousness, their cuteness.

And yet losing any of my cats has not been half as hard as losing the one dog I owned. I sporadically burst into tears for weeks after. It was so awful Iím pretty committed to never owning a dog again. I donít think I could put myself through losing one after the last time. Six years on and the day I had her put down is as vivid and upsetting as ever

I think, deep down, you know cats can look after themselves. If we all disappeared one day, our cats would live on. You can't say the same for most dogs. They need us.

That said I cried like a baby when I lost my cats.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 21:03:56
Had to have my little pup (an 11 year old Bichon/Shihtzu cross) put to sleep on Thursday evening, he had been ill a while, our 8 year old poodle is constantly looking for him as they have never been apart.

Still very raw and the wife is absolutely distraught, even though you know its coming you are never fully prepared for it, he was our little baby and was rarely away from my side when I was at home.

This was little bugger the day we brought him home aged just over 6 weeks.

(https://i.postimg.cc/tCDLYJYR/DSCF0413.jpg)

Still really miss him even though he was a pain in the bum at times.

So sorry Venks.
Massive dog lover and always have Labradors, my favourite dogs for so many reasons.
Lost 3 in my lifetime and itís broken me every time.
Have another one currently and without doubt my best friend.


Losing a dog is up there with the worst empty feeling you can endure. More so than losing close friends.
After all they are family, super intelligent and possess an amazing sense of emotions.
Equally losing a dog itís about temporarily putting them on the grieving pedestal, no dog compares and all part of the grieving process. However you can love again and they are like children you can love more than one.
One fundamental point is at the right time never forget another dog needs a loving owner like yourself.

RIP little one and never gone in spirit and memories.

Cats are not even on the same scale as dogs.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Hunk on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 21:19:39
I think, deep down, you know cats can look after themselves. If we all disappeared one day, our cats would live on. You can't say the same for most dogs. They need us.

That said I cried like a baby when I lost my cats.

It is almost certainly that. Cats like you when it suits them to like you, little pricks. Whereas with dogs you are as important to them as they are to you.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 21:27:12
Itís hard, this thread clearly demonstrates that. I feel with dogs their devotion to their owners is unconditional and I think thatís what hurts. They know when youíre down they know when youíre up and they are always by your side.

This LL. Maybe you arenít so bad or indifferent to opinion as me.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 22:08:23
I think, deep down, you know cats can look after themselves. If we all disappeared one day, our cats would live on. You can't say the same for most dogs. They need us.

That said I cried like a baby when I lost my cats.

What rubbish, have you never watched Lassie?


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 3, 2022, 23:02:47
Or Scooby Doo?


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, February 4, 2022, 07:41:54
What rubbish, have you never watched Lassie?

What if I told you that Flipper was more Mason Greenwood than Perry Mason...?


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, February 4, 2022, 08:16:53
This LL. Maybe you arenít so bad or indifferent to opinion as me.

Youíd be pleasantly surprised.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 4, 2022, 09:29:13
Just had my girl spayed. 300 notes down. Poor thing seems as flat as a pancake following the anesthetic.

She'll be fine in a day or so, when we had ours done (just before the first lock down) she staggered out the vets like she had been on the piss all day, took to her bed over night and then the next day was her normal dickish self again, main problem was trying to keep her still until the stitches healed, we went for the jkt rather than cone which seemed to work OK.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 4, 2022, 09:31:03
Jkt? Is that like a baby grow?


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, February 4, 2022, 09:35:13
What if I told you that Flipper was more Mason Greenwood than Perry Mason...?

Flipper always looked like he had an edge so I'd quite believe that.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 4, 2022, 09:36:28
I think, deep down, you know cats can look after themselves. If we all disappeared one day, our cats would live on. You can't say the same for most dogs. They need us.

That said I cried like a baby when I lost my cats.

Totally we had shed loads of cats and dogs when I was growing up and it never gets easier when you lose one.

Cats still get me today, there was an appeal yesterday from one of the local shelters trying to home two cats together one was 19 the other 18 (didn't know cats could last that long), broke my pathetic heart to think of those two old girls being turfed out of their home and into a shelter!

We have a dog now, but I can get my cat fix as both our neighbours have cats and they have divvied it up so one has our front garden as their patch and one the rear. Interestingly for all their self sufficiency we see a hell of a lot more of them when their respective owners are away!


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 4, 2022, 09:37:35
What if I told you that Flipper was more Mason Greenwood than Perry Mason...?

Probably still affected by what happened to Freddy....
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12651809.court-clears-swimmer-of-indecency-with-dolphin/


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, February 4, 2022, 09:41:09
Probably still affected by what happened to Freddy....
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12651809.court-clears-swimmer-of-indecency-with-dolphin/

Wow!!


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, February 4, 2022, 13:36:51
Probably still affected by what happened to Freddy....
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12651809.court-clears-swimmer-of-indecency-with-dolphin/

Oh come on, who here hasn't accidentally wanked off a dolphin?


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, February 4, 2022, 14:08:32
Oh come on, who here hasn't accidentally wanked off a dolphin?

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: normy on Friday, February 4, 2022, 14:11:34
We had heartaches over the deaths of three Labradors over the years, one of them I trained up and she performed in many agility competitions with distinction. I said to wife, never again, no more dogs.

She got very stressed while working as a nurse in 2020, and caught Covid from there. She pleaded to get a small dog, to make her happier, and I gave in. She found a locally bred puppy Cavalier/Shitzu cross, we call a cavasu. It's a lovely friendly dog and loves everyone he meets.

I'm aged 80, and he can't easily pull me over, unlike a Labrador did for me at times. I'm hoping that we can all have at least the next ten years together!  C'est la vie.


Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, February 4, 2022, 17:06:38
This just popped up on Facebook, seemed apt for this thread
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Title: Re: Let's talk dogs
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, February 4, 2022, 17:23:56
We had heartaches over the deaths of three Labradors over the years, one of them I trained up and she performed in many agility competitions with distinction. I said to wife, never again, no more dogs.

She got very stressed while working as a nurse in 2020, and caught Covid from there. She pleaded to get a small dog, to make her happier, and I gave in. She found a locally bred puppy Cavalier/Shitzu cross, we call a cavasu. It's a lovely friendly dog and loves everyone he meets.

I'm aged 80, and he can't easily pull me over, unlike a Labrador did for me at times. I'm hoping that we can all have at least the next ten years together!  C'est la vie.

The Mrs said can we have a small Labrador.
Come home with a brute, paws like a polar bear. The biggest out of the 4 Iíve had the pleasure to have.
Just shy of 40KG and no fat on him.
Big lump, soft and friendly.
His Dad was a field champion, mind you he looks like his Mum, she was also a beautiful Lab.

Know what you mean though, can pull and strong.
This one doesnít pull on a lead, walks beside and you could control him with your little finger.