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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
August 07, 2017, 07:36:46 PM
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May 24, 2017, 03:31:17 PM
LMB, I've forwarded it. E.
May 24, 2017, 02:23:29 PM
ealcapitan: sent you PM via Enid. Thank you
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May 16, 2017, 06:51:54 PM
We are back. The forum has been down since last night, but after a lot of hard work we are up & running again  Grin
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May 08, 2017, 04:41:02 PM
Hi All, trying to post on the new member forum to introduce my new buddy and it says the upload folder is full. Is this a problem on my side or the sites? Cheers
May 08, 2017, 03:18:00 PM
Ealcapitan: NO rush at all. Pls. take your time. LMB
April 10, 2017, 03:14:07 PM
Hi archie1306,
Just to clarify, it is asprin for a sprain - I know I said asprin in the last para but I should have made it clear at the beginning. So I've edited it.  Cheers.
March 22, 2017, 03:42:12 PM
Hi Bambam, I've moved your shout to a post:  http://www.englishspringer.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=13312.0.  
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March 22, 2017, 02:58:19 PM
Can anyone offer advice.
Our stunning boy Riley at 7 months old has started to eat poo.Not his own other dogs.At first ,although unpleasant,it wasn't much of a problem.This has now escalated and is upsetting the family as he has permanent diarrhoea.I know we could walk him on a lead but as we live
February 02, 2017, 08:13:27 AM
LOST possibly STOLEN - please take a look and share widely:  http://www.englishspringer.org.uk/smf/index.php?action=post;topic=13248.0;num_replies=2
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 on: Today at 02:41:48 PM 
Started by blossom - Last post by blossom
Time seems to run away from me,so long since I posted. Shiloh is now 2 years 5 months, very good most of the time but has a few issues  sleeping He has a tiny little sister called Tilly,she is a Chinese Crested Powder Puff. She is now 6 months old and we got her in September. They get on very well 99% of the time even though the play can get a bit boisterous, Tilly is the instigator most of the time  nono  Sorry its so long since I posted, so much going on. Hope everyone and their spangles are doing well, we have no snow here in the south,but freezing cold. Of course Shiloh doesnt mind the cold or the freezing water on walks,little miss avoids all water and mud.  he he Going to attempt putting up our Christmas tree later,should be fun with 2 helpers this year.

 on: Yesterday at 09:56:25 PM 
Started by ChrisR - Last post by Kate1710
Hi and welcome to Norfolk! Let me know if you need any recommendations for dog walking spots!

Alf recently had an op on his tail and I bought a collar thinking I’d have to use it but if he went to chew his bandages I just told him to leave it and he did. I think it would’ve freaked him out if I’d made him wear it.

Regarding the exercise, Alf had to go 6 weeks without a walk after his op. He was a star and put up with it very well. He doesn’t like lead walks and nor do I so some days I tried other ways to amuse him - pigs ears, kongs, new toys. His wound was on his tail so he didn’t have to rest as such and we could play fetch and tug indoors. Hope it all goes well!

Just occurred to me - you can get post op “shirts” for dogs to wear and also inflatable collars which just go round their neck and not above their heads. They sell the latter at the pet shop in Taverham garden centre which is the only place I’ve seen them but my vet had heard of them. Your vet may be able to recommend other things.

 on: Yesterday at 06:37:55 PM 
Started by seomac - Last post by Roxylola
Naughty Harry!  You must have felt absolutely sick, I have worked really hard over the last year to turn "putting the birds up" in to a recall game, I can't stop her wanting to do it but after the time Roxy almost followed a grouse over a cliff edge I decided I needed to limit it.  It took a lot of treats praise and toys but now she puts the birds up and as soon as they are air borne she comes to me.  That said all of that sounds incredibly exciting for a springer, at least he came back when he did

 on: Yesterday at 06:19:28 PM 
Started by seomac - Last post by seomac
Exhuasted, exasperated, it was a 2nd walk as a treat, as a busload of young schoolkids appeared at our usual wood walk & I felt sorry for him having his walk shortened

heart was leaping, no swimmers are allowed on that beach, some quicksand patches, further out, but very strong currents, a friend of mine risked his life pulling three teens from the actual beach front, about a mile from where we were, some years ago, they couldn't save one lad, also a young girl swept out by sudden current in 18 inches of water.

The section we were at, is very popular with dog walkers, no one there to take offence at the dogs... I know one dog who won't be gracing it with his presence for the forseeable future  Smiley Smiley

 on: Yesterday at 05:48:17 PM 
Started by seomac - Last post by Fawn
O Harry what an exciting walk you had he he

Heart in mouth moments for you Seomac.

 on: Yesterday at 04:03:58 PM 
Started by ChrisR - Last post by ChrisR
Thank you for all the advice, really appreciated.

 on: Yesterday at 03:01:03 PM 
Started by ChrisR - Last post by harveydog
Hello and welcome!

Little Bella sounds so sweet and such a sensitive soul.
As the others have said, she may not need a collar as she may leave the stitches alone.  You may prefer her to wear it at night when you can't keep an eye on her, but it won't hurt if she's lying flat then!   Wink

I hope her op goes well.  The few days on restricted exercise feels like forever at the time, but it's soon over. 
Good luck.

 on: Yesterday at 02:56:48 PM 
Started by seomac - Last post by harveydog
Oh Harry!

It sounds like all the excitement, and the wind, turned off his listening brain. 
Thank heavens for a helpful jockey.  I bet you were exhausted. 

 on: Yesterday at 02:11:24 PM 
Started by seomac - Last post by seomac
I live on the NW Coast of Ireland.In the past few years our coastline has been 'rebranded' as The Wild Atlantic Way, Terry Wogan Done a BBC show about it, more famously down the Kerry end some of the Star Wars movies shot location work.
Last week we took Harry, to Cullenamore strand, a part of the way close to a golf course & well used by dog walkers & riding stables.
It was a seriously windy day, but very quiet, so he was let loose for a run, big mistake....

He did the head to head run a straightish mile or so, the tide was out, so just slopping round in the sand til he came across a large flock of gulls
Harry hadn't seen so many birds it the one place ever..he went daft, hareing about trying his hardest to guide them toward us. All was good ,this went on for about 10 minutes or so til one gull began swooping at him.He chased after the gull out into the tide, he gotten that far out, he couldn't he us call, nor his whistle, with the strong winds, he went under the waves twice,& then as I was about to go in after him he swam back to shore. That stupid gull returned before I could restrain him off he went, inland this time.
The chase then took them to the putting green of the 9th hole of the adjoining golf course, then back to the strand over a mile, luckily a lad working horses from the local stable, raced ahead of Harry and used the horse to turn him toward us. Harry isn't afraid of horses but trotted back to us alongside the horse & jockey, with his 'guilty' look about him. That particular beach will be getting a wide berth for a little while...

 on: Yesterday at 01:47:36 PM 
Started by ChrisR - Last post by seomac
Cindy was 9 when she had to be spayed, collar wasn't used, the 'cone of shame' she had to wear as a pup , because of skin disorder, annoyed her so much. When she was 8 she had 2 mammary glands removed, without the use of collar afterward. We were worried she would lick the wound sites ,as she did with her skin issue, stayed up a few nights watching, but she never touched them, so as others suggested, Bella may well ignore her stitches, get well soon Bella

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