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  1. fiwen30

    Will he won't he ........

    Oh isn’t he drop dead gorgeous! Our big orange lad was Oscar.
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    How long do your hens live?

    I lived with people who had Orpingtons, which were still going strong aged 6 when I left.
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    Boy bunny neutering

    It’s better if they can move around after, rather than being contained. For his packed lunch, I would include any of his regular nuggets, a large handful of his hay (some rabbits can be picky!), and some greens (maybe in a cooler bag with some ice packs?). I also sent in some Fibre First sticks...
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    Biomechanics people - toes sticking out

    Glad I wasn’t the only one! I used to practice being ‘en pointe’ as a child, except it was in bare feet, and now my big toes both curl at the ends, which makes buying closed toe shoes difficult now! 😬
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    Trouble with Petlog

    Yep. I’ve been trying to update the address on our dog’s microchip for months, and just not getting anywhere.
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    Should I?

    Yes, 2 of them!
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    Arthritis treatment in elderly dog

    Can only send hugs & vibes, and hope that the librella becomes available quickly. We started our older cat on solensia (the kitty version of librella) last month, and she’s a changed animal.
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    Rabbit food

    Have always fed Excel mint flavour for adults to mine.
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    Who’s cried in a lesson?

    Yep. Not even a formal lesson, it was meant to be a relaxed, private, ‘go as you please’ session for myself and a couple of others, over small obstacles to build my confidence for some low-level BHS exam, I think. The owner of the place got the wrong end of the stick and thought I was attempting...
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    Worst thing the cat's done.

    Very sad. There’s no way I would allow an expensive pedigree cat to roam, for risk of theft. Even our bog standard moggies I prefer to keep indoors till the garden can be cat-enclosed, as have lost too many on the roads. Seeing missing cat posts is just so upsetting, and it’s so avoidable. We...
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    Cruicate and TTA /PRP advice please

    So glad the op went ok! The first few days are difficult, but if she’s got plenty of pain meds she should be just fine.
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    Oops, spur of the moment DD purchase…

    Gosh he’s a big lad already! Absolutely gorgeous!
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    Cruicate and TTA /PRP advice please

    What a sweetheart! It’s good that she’s used to the hydro, that will help with her post-op physio, but for now I wouldn’t take her until the op is done. Likewise, I’d be restricting exercise to just on-lead toileting until the op, so as not to cause further damage. Other things I forgot to...
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    Cruicate and TTA /PRP advice please

    Our rough collie cross had a TPLO in February this year, and has made a full recovery. He was 10 years old, approx 20kg, not overweight but not as fit as he could’ve been. He also has a grade 2 heart murmur which he’s been medicated for for about 3 years. We brought him in for surgery in the...
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    My horse is killing the yard chickens

    You need to show those poor chickens the same level of care and commitment which I’m assuming you show your horse. From your post there’s been at least 3 deaths and 1 serious injury. 1 of those incidents should’ve been enough to prompt action to protect them. Replace the word ‘chicken’ with...
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    Broncing after jump/saddle fit

    A saddle which doesn’t fit is a sure way of getting an uncomfortable horse, with a damaged back, so I’d say yes.
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    What is the most stupid thing said to you by another dog owner??

    This is absolutely hilarious!
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    Shock pregnancy!

    Oh bless her, she does look uncomfortable! Do keep us updated, we love a BOGOF story!
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    Tokyo Pentathlon SJ

    Ah, I see. Were there a few refusals at the first fences, before the missed striding and the demolished fence?
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    Tokyo Pentathlon SJ

    Edit: got my timeline of events wrong, sorry!
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    Info needed - Livery gone bad

    Off-topic, but as an additional anecdote - I was once told by a female officer who visited my house after complaints made about a neighbour who would spy through our bedroom window, that maybe I should stop ‘parading myself’. Nothing was said to the neighbour, and I lived on-edge every day till...
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    Tokyo Pentathlon SJ

    What an honest horse. That round was a complete train wreck, standing completely upright and swinging wildly on the horses face. I don’t know a thing about MP, but surely the goal is to excel absolutely in each of the sports? Not be great at a few, and mediocre in others? Or above average in...
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    At what point do you accept that a horse just will not load

    After the thread here where the poster had to have a broom handle removed from their thigh, I don’t think I’d be rushing to prod any horses up the arse again! Freak accident, but could’ve easily killed them.
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    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: How to find a "good" breeder?

    Following, as we’d also be interested in any info that might pop up. CKCs’ seems to be imploding, in terms of health & breeding, which is very sad.
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    Deceased cats - please take action!

    Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It’s the not knowing, and the maybe never knowing, which is the worst. I also keep heavy bin liners, towels, and gloves in my car - have had to use them for wildlife, I hope to never have to use them for someone’s precious pet.
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    Preventative measures for dog going into slightly older age?

    Things which have been helping our older lad include changes in the home (no stairs, no jumping on furniture or people, all slippy floors covered). daily Yumove chewies, shorter but more frequent walks where his pace is controlled (straight 4-beat walk, not lolloping all over, not constant...
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    Worst thing the cat's done.

    A week! That’s bloody awful. Ours wouldn’t tolerate a cattery, so we pay a pet sitter to come twice a day if we go away.
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    Rabbits and Stasis

    Nothing to add to the excellent answers above! Rabbits are wonderful animals, but so very fragile, and can move into stasis at the drop of a hat.
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    Slightly lame cat?

    I agree with SOS - she does look a bit pottery and resistant. I would give claws, pads, and between toes a proper look first, and then try a pain relief trial. Our own older lady was at the vet a few days ago with suspected arthritis from a bit of a waddle and a reluctance to jump, which was...
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    What does your dog do

    Mostly napping, or relaxing on his bed or the rug in front of it. He’ll bring us toys to play with for a while, and then take them back to his bed to chew on when he’s done with sharing.
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