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    Dog bitten on neck - what to do?

    Yes please go the vet immediately. The longer you leave it the more serious and expensive it gets and that wound is not going to get better on it's own even if you clean it. Please go right away!
  2. Ha ha, I understand what you're getting at but that's probably exactly what people were saying in Phuket 10 years ago...
  3. The humane answer that has also been shown to be effective elsewhere in reducing stray dog populations is to spay and neuter the animals. Soi Dog have had a lot of success in Phuket and things have vastly improved here. It does take time though and education is important.
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    What do you do at Songkran? (Survey)

    Had a day off this year so made sure I had all outside errands taken care off and food/groceries bought ahead of the day. Walked the dogs and got my run in early and then stayed in all day...best Songkran ever
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    Golden retrievers

    Please adopt don't shop but if you must purchase an animal do some due diligence on where it is coming from especially in Chiang Mai. There have been some horrendous photos posted on Facebook of dogs from "puppy farms" in that area. There are a lot of people working very hard to rescue dogs kept in appalling conditions on these farms and then find homes for the survivors but unfortunately there are still more people supporting the breeders and perpetuating the misery. Ask yourself why you want a dog? If you genuinely love dogs I hope you will consider adopting your next golden retriever. Maybe look up Care For Dogs, Lek Chailert or Soi dog Foundation, Thailand Adopt a Dog on Facebook. There are all kinds of dogs and puppies in need of a home, pure breeds included. It's amazing how much people spend on pure breeds only to be looking for homes for them a few months later when they decide to move, you may well get lucky. Good luck to you :)
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    Taking dogs to Australia, E.Canis Test

    Hi, Sorry to hear about your situation. We are all still in Thailand and my dog tested positive on a Snap Test so I don't know what her titer count is exactly but I believe it needs to be above the .4 dilution or however the numbers work to come up as positive so I am somewhat concerned about the required IFAT test. I have her on doxycycline and we will keep retesting with those and in a couple of months I will send a blood sample to be tested with the IFAT test before I book everything. Where is your dog stuck? Singapore, KL or still in Thailand and what is your vet using to treat him? Let me know and I'll also keep you posted on our progress and anything else I can find out. My dog had one month of the local cheap generic doxycycline but I've now got her on Pfizer Vibra vet 100 paste as I'm sure the dosage is more reliable and more easily absorbed. Alison
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    Taking dogs to Australia, E.Canis Test

    Sorry I didn't explain, the animals will spend 6 weeks in an approved country on the way to Oz which is where they will be tested for E.Canis.
  8. Hi, I am returning to Australia with 3 pets in tow later this year. We've started the RNAT (Rabies titre test) already and are waiting on results. There is a bit of a hurdle though.... As a precaution I had a snap test for E.canis (tick borne illness) done today and one of my dogs tested positive. She also tested positive in May 2015 when I first found her and was put on Doxycycline, it would seem she's still producing antibodies. She was never actually ill. Dehydrated and hungry but not showing signs of real illness, no vomiting or fever. My other dog is clear for this test having been with me since she was 7 weeks and well protected. Does anyone have any experience with this? Jetpets told me that one of their dogs tested positive for E.Canis while in quarantine and after 8 weeks of treatment and retesting the dog was then cleared and allowed into Australia. The owners had the option to either pay for that extended time and tests or pay for the dog to be deported. I have averted complete disaster by testing now but I know that the solution might not come easy. For now I will put her on doxy for a month and start a lot of research and possibly talk to Jetpets more and also AQIS. I will ask about submitting complete blood counts etc. The dog is in perfect health, but she must pass this test to get into Australia. If anyone has any information, anecdotal or otherwise I would be most grateful. Would a stay in Europe way from ticks help her stop producing antibodies perhaps? Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Alison
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    Thai Micro Chips (compared to Intl ones)

    My 3 fur kids were microchipped here in Phuket and on the certificate it says that it is an ISO international Standard Microchip number, the brand is PETtrac Thai.
  10. Wow Faz, I am so happy to hear Pepper is improving. I know it's a long road ahead and a lot of work to look after him and manage his treatment but I am so happy for you that he's looking better. It's a shame the existing laws don't extend to cover private clinics but hopefully your email to the Veterinary Practitioner Association yields something, I feel it must. At the very least a stern tap on the shoulder from a respected authority might prevent this happening again to another poor animal and their unsuspecting owner. I think you're right not to name and shame, no point being brought up on charges yourself. Stay safe so you can continue to look after your dog and fight the good fight intelligently, as you are. May there be "Justice for Pepper" Rock on Faz!
  11. Hi Faz, This is absolutely appalling and my heart goes out to you and Pepper. I truly hope that Soi Dog are able to pursue criminal charges against the clinic for this case of serious neglect, I think they will want to as they have been very vocal on the new animal welfare laws which are an improvement but need to be made more specific. The surgeon may not have been at fault directly but who was supervising the staff who couldn't administer medication to an injured and distressed animal lying in his own urine post op...? If it were really such a problem they should have called you immediately and Pepper cared for at home. I hope they can be held accountable for this for the sake of any animal that comes into their care. I really feel for you and I hope you keep us updated. I pray for your Pepper's recovery.
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    Miss the dog or not miss the dog question

    Hi, I think the process of taking a dog to Australia takes a minimum of 6-9 months. Blood tests, vaccinations, quarantine and time spent in a country like the USA, Singapore or the UK as dogs cannot be imported directly from Thailand to Australia. Check the Australian Quarantine website for details, I have never actually done this. It seems like it's only worthwhile if the move to Australia is permanent. Other members might have experience with this. I sympathize because I have a dog here too and she is my child, I could never leave her. You might need to find a good dogsitter.
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    Ladies Does This Guy Make You Smile?

    Made me smile..a little. He's an awesome dancer and has a handsome face but he needs to get to the gym and lift some weights, do some work on his abs....cute though..
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    Our Dog Was Killed Today

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss too, I hope someone can help you with advice on how to care for Cola. Dogs are the best people! Regards, Ausladyinpatong
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    How Do You Feel About Your Boobs V Fried Egg Style

    I had bigger boobs when I was younger and heavier and couldn't stand the stares. I'm much happier with the size I have now, much more comfortable when jogging and clothes fit better. Gravity has taken it's toll, but a good bra works wonders. My guy would prefer me to look like Pamela Anderson but is going to have to settle for what I have I'm afraid.