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Dog owners - warning!

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    Guest Guest75

    Just a warning for dog owners.

     

    Please check your dog's paws for grass seeds regularly,get right inside the pads and between the toes.

     

    One of our little fellas developed a limp and had had to have an operation to remove a large seed (half inch long) from between his pads.

     

    Some of the seeds here are notorious - they are one way barbed and will actually travel around the body if given chance.

     

     

    We are $360 lighter now.Not as though I would ever skimp on any pet - keep an eye out before it's operation time!

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    we know how you feel:mad:xmas last year in the space of 4wks our dog had 1 in his ear, 1 in his eye and 2 in his paw, and we were $1000 out of pocket......oh the joys of owning a dog...this year so far we are only $80 out of pocket even then she did not get it out luckly i got it a couple of days later....

     

    It always helps to get the fur around the paws cut really short..

     

    Jo:emoticon-signxmas:

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    Guest sue1

    Will second that!

    Had our Westie to the vet twice to remove grass seeds, no op needed though.

    Could do with some dog boots for him!!

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    Our mutt had to have a general anaesthetic to remove grass seeds from his ears....eight in one ear and a couple in the other. He's too old for the cheaper muscle relaxant now, but it cost about $260 and a day at the vets.

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    :noxmas:Nasty bitten hands...........Our dog is a dog, requiring great respect and if you don't watch and listen carefully to what he says .......he will let you know. Not really a lapdog pet.

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    I'm so sorry to learn that Tyke....your dogs are lovely! (No, don't bother waiting for any sarcasm there!)

     

    Whilst we are warning dog-people, I thought I might mention one dog (not ours) on the beach, was rather too interested in a dead puffer and ended up at the vets with poisoning. All ok after treatment thank goodness, but his escapade apparently cost the owner $600!

     

    Forgive me if I've stated the obvious, but :smilexmas:

    LC

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    Guest Nick11

    We got pet insurance from pet plan - $300 a year for up to $7000 cover.

    It's great peace of mind. Vets bills here are just as silly as in the u.k

    You can do it all on line.

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    Guest the garnetts

    tyke it happened to us in uk too our dog had to hay seeds stuck in her stomach£400 to vet!!! so seems cheaper in oz

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    Guest Fat Boy Fat

    :smilexmas:My dog has no nose.

    :cutexmas:How does he smell ?

    :smilexmas:Terrible.

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    Guest Guest75
    :smilexmas:My dog has no nose.

    :cutexmas:How does he smell ?

    :smilexmas:Terrible.

     

     

    Hey up FBF!!

    Long time no see,how ya doing???

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    We got pet insurance from pet plan - $300 a year for up to $7000 cover.

    It's great peace of mind. Vets bills here are just as silly as in the u.k

    You can do it all on line.

     

     

    We do to. Pay around $60 a month for 2 dogs.........wouldnt be without it, especially over there with all the things that they can get into trouble with!;)

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