"Very happy to know that Bailey is recovering very well and that soon we will see some pictures of this handsome boy of yours!!! This was a hard time for you Shelley and I am sure your boy is giving you plenty of cuddles to help you to forget…"
"Thanks for your wishes and Bailey would dearly love to eat anything going. Just to update you he has now fully recovered although it took ages for his feathers to grow back. Just your nomral average very naughty Setter . Will…"
"Any breed can suffer bloat and also different animals . My vet hospital has had for example ,a Jack Russell, a Shih Tzu and a cat all suffering from bloat in addition to lots of larger breeds. Sheep and horses blow etc etc. I wonder if it is more…"
"If you pup was born on the 12.07.09 then I think a few pups from that litter have suffered bloat as I have been contacted by other people whose pups have also had the same condition. How old was your dog when this occurred?"
"Thanks for the article which was very interesting. Only thing is that it says that the feeding bowls should not be elevated and we have been told that they should be! He is on 4 small meals a day and although he loves the food he wants more - I feel…"
"Hi Shelley, hope Bailey is ok, just thought you might find this information of some help:www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm I have found the site quite useful, and always feed my dogs some raw minced meat with their dry food, which I never add any water…"
I have a dog who suffers from bloat. He developed the problem at 9 months and has now had two major operations to alleviate the problem the last being back in October last year. It appears younger dogs are now developing bloat more so…"
My husband and I live in Hertfordshire and have owned at least one Irish Setter for over 25 years. We lost our fourth Setter (Murphy) just over a month ago and are slowly recovering but we are so lost that we are hopefully due to take delivery of either Bailey or Reilly (we cant decide) on 26th September. Our first two Setters were Follidown gentleman and the third we rescued from Maureen Hurl's Setter Rescue. The new boy is coming from Maureen Savage in Leicester - photos arriving shortly of all.
I found dog crates wonderful. When Fergus was a baby, he felt really secure in his crate and my older dog, Flynn used to go into the crate to get away from him as well. The door was open all the time so they just went in when they wanted to rest and Fergus would take himself oof to it at bed time. Obviously as he got older I no longer needed the crate and he came upstairs to sleep on the bed with Flynn. That was my first experience of using a crate and I now would never use anything else for a puppy.
When do you get your new puppy and who is he by?