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Fawn

September 23, 2018, 06:29:58 PM
For help on how to upload photos to the forum see the attached link ;D http://www.englishspringer.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=13731.msg170319;topicseen#new
 

Fawn

January 12, 2018, 07:09:40 PM
Easter eggs :o
 

lolly

January 11, 2018, 10:56:00 PM
Just trying to get over the shock of seeing the easter eggs on the shelves of our local co-op last week >:(
 

Roxylola

January 11, 2018, 05:27:37 PM
Baddog finished off a bit of ice cream she found in the freezer at the weekend, and has been obsessed with the bin this week.  :D
 

ealcapitan

January 10, 2018, 10:51:33 PM
Iíve been at yoga and checking our cows and my hebribabies :023 It is very quiet :(
 

Fawn

January 10, 2018, 08:36:16 PM
Where is everyone  >:(
 

harveydog

January 01, 2018, 10:39:14 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope 2018 is kind to you all and brings lots of fun for your Springers x
 

Sgurr

December 24, 2017, 05:43:59 PM
Remember Santa Paws is coming tonight! Hope you have all been good dogs and get lots of treats and toys.  Merry Christmas everyone!
 

Fawn

December 20, 2017, 07:04:05 PM
Hi Chippey, Iíve posted your question here for the members to hopefully help on.  http://www.englishspringer.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=13547.new#new

chippey

December 20, 2017, 05:25:36 PM
hi guys was wondering if anybody knows of treatment for yeast infection.(pink feet)that dosnt need vet visit

ChrisR

December 10, 2017, 09:33:49 PM
Bella is 15 months old  We've just moved from Devon to Norfolk, and were so proud when her new vet said "She's perfect! And so beautiful! Bella's going to be spayed on Tuesday (she has a little hernia) and we're concerned about the collar she'll have to wear. We've bought a comfy collar, but
 

SteveHG

August 07, 2017, 06:36:46 PM
#AnimalRescueLive on @Channel4 at 8pm. The pawsome Kate Quilton, Steve Jones & The Supervett join our furry friends in #Newcastle
 

Fawn

June 16, 2017, 09:16:15 PM
Bless you Lizzie x
 

Countrygirl4

June 10, 2017, 08:57:17 PM
Sent you a PM Fawn.
 

Countrygirl4

June 07, 2017, 09:35:34 AM
Good morning!
 

Sgurr

May 24, 2017, 02:31:17 PM
LMB, I've forwarded it. E.
 

LMB

May 24, 2017, 01:23:29 PM
ealcapitan: sent you PM via Enid. Thank you
 

Roxylola

May 16, 2017, 09:14:20 PM
 :wav:
 

Fawn

May 16, 2017, 06:17:00 PM
Well done Steve  :wav:
 

SteveHG

May 16, 2017, 05:51:54 PM
We are back. The forum has been down since last night, but after a lot of hard work we are up & running again  ;D
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General Springer Chat / Re: Harry's Grounded
« Last post by seomac on Today at 03:15:18 PM »
Thanks Enid, I have a crate, but Harry's never been in one before. I have wood flooring in most rooms downstairs, but my Den/Office is carpetted, has leather & soft furnishings, He spends a good while there with me anyway, so I 'll 'live' there for next 10 days or so with him.
The limp has now gone, more importantly his hips look proper now. The vet gave an anti inflammatory ,once daily, eases any twinge, & he's inclined to be  a little less active with this , as he's 'busy' at the best of times ,which can only aggravate his condition. The worst is disappointing him ,by not going walking, but we'll get there, I've had/have knee & hip issues & I know the benefit of resting damaged joints , muscles, ligaments
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General Springer Chat / Re: Harry's Grounded
« Last post by Sgurr on Today at 09:09:11 AM »
Sorry to hear this but if it is a strained cruciate it will really benefit from crate rest, so let's hope Harry can be his usual bouncy self in time for Christmas!

Cheers
Sgurr
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General Springer Chat / Re: How many words does your dog know ...
« Last post by lesnpete on Yesterday at 09:03:48 PM »
I'm learning that too as a first time Springer owner!  Finn is very clever at manipulating us.  He pretends he needs to go out for a wee when really he just wants to steal things from the garden that he isn't allowed to have - like pieces of wood or bits of plant!
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General Springer Chat / Harry's Grounded
« Last post by seomac on Yesterday at 06:03:43 PM »
Harry got an unwelcome Christmas present today, no exercise for at least 10 days. Harry began limping late Saturday night, I thought it was the rear left leg at first as his gait didn't look right. He'd been out for his usual walk & swim in morning, did a bit more, because the previous day I had to travel for consultant visit (Harry came too) was away all day, so he had shorter walk Friday. Sunday morning he was bounding all over the place, 'wired up' to go walking. We went on shorter walk/swim, noticed he was sometimes carrying rear right leg. Later after a rest, limp was quite pronounced, vet wasn't available. I took him this morning, still full of beans & limp barely noticeable . The vet gave him quick check& she thought maybe a cruciate ligament strain, rather than rupture or tear as the limp could be intermittent.The upshot, Harry doesn't exercise for 10 to 14 days, which breaks my heart cos in all the time were together, he has always had his daily exercise. I could tell by her reaction she wasn't 100% sure of her diagnosis, but I suppose it's best to err on side of caution. It's gonna be hard for Harry, he's so energetic, a very muscular build & I was thinking it might also be a muscle strain, but we'll just have to wait things out. I'll still take him in the car, there's a riverside park about half a mile from home I can take him there for toileting not much moving
but he'll at least be getting out, hanging out the car window, a far cry from his usual half hour in water , rock climbing, & racing round the woods, as I'm sure you're all aware , the usual springer regime
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General Springer Chat / Re: Healthy Teeth
« Last post by Rosco on Yesterday at 08:20:09 AM »
We are lucky that we have used a toothbrush from a young age so no problems there. We feed raw food so he gets a bone just about everyday. All his teeth are lovely and clean...I think itís mainly the bones he has to chew...
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General Springer Chat / Re: Healthy Teeth
« Last post by Fawn on December 09, 2018, 09:30:17 PM »
Hiya,

Hollie is 9 & her teeth arenít great,like Monty she objects to brushing & doesnít  have a strong jaw, pigs ears are her limit.  I use csj seaweed & parsley to help but they are not great.

Iím brushing Kensiís every other day with a brush & tooth paste from the vets & she is happy to let me, been doing it since we collected her.  She also has chicken wings 3 times a week so 🤞

I know ga is always a worry but if heís fit & healthy all will be ok  ;D
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General Springer Chat / Re: How many words does your dog know ...
« Last post by seomac on December 09, 2018, 09:07:11 PM »
I've read dogs can recognise around 200 words, I don't actually know. Harry knows many food related ones, house names, people he frequently meets outside, some commands, the ones he wants to do. I wouldn't have the patience to actually count them & Harry wouldn't have patience to sit still while I tested his vocabulary  ;D Springers are intelligent dogs & I think their word recognition sometimes springs from working out what the daft human is wittering on about by a process of elimination over a period of time. I do know Springers know how to play their owners & have no compunction in exploiting this at every opportunity   ;D
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General Springer Chat / How many words does your dog know ...
« Last post by lesnpete on December 09, 2018, 06:48:15 PM »
In an idle moment I began to wonder how many words Finn knows and I think it is quite a few.  All the obvious ones (sit, lie down, heel - although he doesn't necessarily obey them!) and a few oddments like crisps (we call his dental sticks "crisps"), carrot and brush.  He also knows our names and those of our cats.   I looked on the internet and apparently intelligent (trained) dogs can have a vocabulary of 165 words - and super-duper ones as many as 250.  Not sure how they know that - I mean what happens when you get to the two hundred and fifty first - does your pet just look at you blankly?  But I digress.  It would, though, be fun to hear what words your dogs know?   ;D
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General Springer Chat / Re: Grooming brush?
« Last post by lesnpete on December 09, 2018, 06:37:45 PM »
Thanks Kate - I will investigate  :)
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General Springer Chat / Re: Healthy Teeth
« Last post by Monty's Mum on December 09, 2018, 04:44:09 PM »
Thanks Sgurr, thatís all I needed to read.

Heís booked in for Friday 14th.

I will make a concerted effort with brushing and encourage some chewing with him post this treatment.

Iím a terrible worrier and been so lucky that to date heís only had two GAs before, one for neutering and the other for ophthalmic concern but these were both years ago. Since then weíve been lucky to just have the annual check ups.
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