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Melbourne Dog Lovers Show 2016 - Blog Part 1


We're blogging live from The Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton...

The Melbourne Dog Lovers Show returned to the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton with the ultimate event for dog lovers of all ages!

Visitors will get the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the companionship, unconditional affection and joy that our furry friends bring to our lives every day... Plus a certain Bondi Vet is making a appearance... will be onsite for the three day event blogging live the best bits o fate event in our ultimate Melbourne Dog Lovers Show Guide!

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show: Blog

  • Today you will need... It's wet - bring an umbrella, wellies, towels, etc. If you're not a fan of the smell of wet dog, this ain't the place for you!
  • Seemed Like Everyone Was At... The biggest crowds we saw was for the Extreme Dog High Jump - Will Guinness World Records be broken this weekend? Judging but he talent today we reckon so!

  • Funniest Moment Of the Day... Not knowing what this was (Any help greatly appreciated)
  • Cutest Moment Of the Day... We think it's a toss up between the RSPCA Pug and this Bichon Frise getting pampered at The Melanie Newman Salon

  • If You Only Have Time For One More Thing... Pop into the RSPCA and sign up for the Million Paws Walk!
  • Exit Through The Gift Shop... There's plenty of free samples and vouchers being handed out - So far we've got a few fanny packs and money off dog food!
  • What an awesome 3 days! If you happened to be there, share your pics, videos and stories with us across our Bondi Vet Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts!

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.