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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 21-05-2021, 07:30 Thread Starter
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Just had a memory, Sandra, of giving one of my dogs a dental chew and it having really bad diarrhoea

Well, she has a UTI. Poor old gal. Spent yesterday up and down the vet's taking a sample first, weighing Molly in case drugs were needed and then going back because drugs were needed. It is about 15 miles away as I am fussy about which vet I use.

She went through the night!

We had an awful experience yesterday as we came back from our afternoon walk. We just got onto our drive when the two Rottweilers from across the road came running over and started to attack Georgia!! I had hold of both mine and could not do much except shout at them to clear off. They would not give up! She is a 12kg Spaniel but she stood her ground and got her teeth out! Eventually Chris heard all the commotion and came down, from upstairs, to help. Poor old Molly just stood there frozen to the spot. Chris chased them back across the road and it turns out the owner had left his back gate open. Good job I am an out and out dog person because anyone else would have had a heart attack!
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I hope you had a serious chat with the owner Pat, Rottweilers can be very friendly dogs but whether or not they were the gate should be properly locked even if the dogs are not out, they are big enough to frighten or knock over a child.
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Well, Kev, it was Chris who took them back and he would have apologised for not catching them sooner. I know the dogs and they are fine with people but it was very scary as they have not been socialised with dogs so find them scary. This leads to them trying to chase them away. Chris did suggest a spring on the gate to pull it closed. What is the matter with people? I have taken the labradoodle next door back several times. They, eventually, put a spring on the gate. It's not rocket science. If nothing else it prevents a terrible accident.
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I think some get a dog because it seems a nice idea, it is, but it's the same as having a child, it needs to be looked after and not let out on it's own, people can be very stupid about pets.
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Iím not worried about the bones enormous or
not

Iím worried about the bits he swallows

And have been for 13 yrs

Iíll stick to dental sticks

His teeth , not brilliant but not causing him a problem

Sandra
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