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Melbourne Dog Lovers Show 2016 - Blog Part 2

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We wrap up the Dog Lovers Expo 2016 on Sunday at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne...


What a great weekend for all dog lovers. We came across dogs of all shapes and sizes and learnt plenty of great tips along the way. From the police dog demonstration to learning how to challenge and stimulate your dog, not to mention appearances from very special guests from Bondi Vet, it was an enjoyable weekend for every person and their dog!


Here are just a few of the superstars we met...

Destiny the British Bulldog who stole our hearts with her under bite and puppy dog eyes

  • Tonka the Chinese Crested who's pearl necklace matched her dazzling personality

  • Myla the Bull Terrier who asked us to draw her like one of our French girls

  • We also finally figured out what was in that cage from day one... who would have guessed it wasn't Donald Trumps hair piece!


Celebrity pup, Oscar himself, the poodle cross from Oscar's Law


    • The prize for the best dressed definitely goes to this dapper, young Rottweiler

    • We weren't sure whether Ryder was a Great Dane or a horse but either way we fell in love

    • Nero the Griffon Bruxellois who we initially mistook for an Ewok
    • The one who stole our hearts Donna the Pug who was rescued from a puppy farm but is now in the loving care of her owner from the RSPCA


    We look forward to seeing you again at the Dog Lovers Show next year! For more dog tips, visit our dog section of our website and tune into Bondi Vet 6:30pm Saturdays on TEN.

    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.