Hi My 2 year old blue staffy has dermatitis on his paws.. its really bad on his right paw he is OCD licking it all the time I feel so sorry for him I want to help relief the itch..My previous vet gave me norcoe cream and I constantly use malaseb shampoo on his paws to try and reduce the inflammation. My vet has told me he is allergic to some sort of grass. I have recently just moved back to SYD from the Gold Coast and Billy was always in the salt water as you can take your dogs to the beach in QLD. I think the salt water kept the reaction at bay but now I cant seem to keep the redness and swelling down on his paw.Is there any natural solutions I can use to help relief this constant itch for him, I have read iodine diluted in water might help??Please help me help BillyRegards Heidi Horan
hiWhat is your opinion of desexing a male dog at 4 months? What are the major adv and disadv, apart from reduced risk of sex organ, prostate cancers and escaping and aggression to get to females?What specifically is the risk associated with the longer juvenile period Ito behavior and skeletal and muscle development delays? Will my staffy become tall with little muscle because of it?Love your show, thanks Bev.
Hi, We are reaching out to you to ask for your help and guidance.Our English Staffy Roxy who is about 10 yrs old and still very vibrant, has been getting larger in her stomach area.We finally decided we needed to get it checked out, knowing that there may be something seriously wrong. Our local vet confirmed that it was a tumor with an ultra sound and x-ray. which also showed a growth in her left lung. This explains why walks are tiring for her after awhile. He advised us some options which are costly and in our situation it saddens us that we could not afford to send her for a MRI in Sydney to see which organ is feeding the tumor and for further investigations with the operations needed.Would you be interested in helping us?We live in Avoca Beach Central Coast. I can send through some photo's.
we are beside ourselves with worry about our new 6yr old boy. We've discovered that he.knows bad weather is coming as.much as an hr before it hits (not even 'bad' weather really). He panics. He will tear everything up. He will escape if he can so we have had to pen him. He moves the pen and has gotten so frantic he has harmed himself. We've tried some gentle natural type remedies and now we have valium for him which takes a tiny bit od the edge off but he ia still frantic and we are so worried about him hurting himself worse than before. He latest injury was he ripped a dew claw off. In his past (before he came to us ) he has broken 3 canines and had to have the surgically removed. Can you offer any suggestions that we could try or investigate. (His sister seems to be ok and she watches him as though ahe thinks he's loopy.) ThanksSarah
hi, hope you can help. I had a blue English staffy who constantly itches. Feet, tail, belly behind ear. I have changed dry food to grain free, give fish oil tablets, yogurt and coconut oil in food with fresh mince. Bath in goats soap or itch shampoo. Have tried everythin
My 4.5 year old entire male English Staffy constantly urine marks on my outdoor furniture. He didn't start doing this until he was a few years old and nothing I have tried will make him stop. I can clean it all and watch him but as soon as I look away he does it again - I can never catch him in the act ! Any suggestions ? I am about to get a new table and don't want it ruined like the old one.
Our 12 month old Staffy cross was shot with a 22 bullet when he wondered from our large 40 acre property in QLD. We took him to the vet and after x-rays it was confirmed to be too close to the spine to operate and could do more damage having surgery at this time so we were told we would have to wait it out to see if the tissue grows over the bullet and fragments or if the bullet heads towards the entry site at which time surgery could be performed closer to the skin surface. We were told this could take a long time even years and he was put on pain killers indefinitely. However he is in so much pain he cries out and obviously the fragments and bullets are pressing on his nerves as he arches his back and he can hardly walk on certain days and different legs are affected on different days. Somedays he can walk with a limp and an highly arched back but the next day he has two legs he can not put pressure on at all and cries and can hardly walk at all It feels really wrong letting him being in this kind of pain even on pain killers and he has no life for a 12 month old dog, he just lies and sleeps all day to take the pressure off the bullet and fragments. It has been around 3 months since being shot and his mobility and pain seems to be getting worse not better. What can we do different or is what the vet said correct. Please help. Thanks. P