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Devastating news

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Sep 5, 2016. 18 Replies

My beautiful Sophie died…Continue

Thoughts on adding Sea Kelp

Started this discussion. Last reply by shirley walsh Nov 30, 2015. 4 Replies

Anyone used sea kelp and if so what did they use it for . I was thinking of adding to  Sophie's diet to boost her glandular system/metabolism. .She is doing so well at the moment and has just weaned…Continue

The Dreaded Bloat/Torsion

Started this discussion. Last reply by shirley walsh Mar 20, 2013. 62 Replies

Just joined this forum with a hope of finding some answers/solutions regarding the dreaded GDV in one of my setters. I have had setters for over 30 yrs and have never had a problem until now. My…Continue

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David replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"Rest in peace beautiful little lady."
Sep 5, 2016
Sue Paterson replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"So sorry to see this post about Sophie. May all your happy memories help you through these sad days. Run free beautiful girl.xxx"
Jul 18, 2016
Catherine Carter replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"so so sorry and sad....thinking of you this evening xxxx"
Jul 11, 2016
shirley walsh replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"Thanks everyone..It was also the 8th anniversary of my son's death yesterday. All in all a very bad week"
Jul 9, 2016
Angela Clarke replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"So so sorry to read your post. She was a beautiful girl. and will always be in your heart.  RIP sweet Sophie."
Jul 9, 2016
Sherry Miller replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"Shirley I'm so sorry to read your post. May the shamrocks fall softly on your beautiful Sophie. I know how hard it is to loose our wonderful Irish but I hope your special memories of happy times you shared with her will help bring you comfort.…"
Jul 9, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"Joan and I are heartbroken for you,please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Howard"
Jul 8, 2016
Cornelia replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"I'm so sorry to year your sad news.. whishing you'll the strength and comfort you need in these days :("
Jul 8, 2016
shirley walsh replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"Thank you everyone . My thoughts are all over the place going through the chain of events and thinking could this cardiac arrest have been prevented..I will have a talk with my vet once I am more together. Shirl"
Jul 7, 2016
human friend replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"When they are not there anymore and their place is empty it is, as you say heartbreaking.. . Somehow, I hope good may come from this for you - somehow. :("
Jul 7, 2016
alison higgins replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"So sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and wishes to you.xx"
Jul 7, 2016
shirley walsh left a comment for Laura Kolbach
"I shall have a look later Laura as at the moment I am too upset. I can tell you that I have Sophie's sister too who is healthy albeit a bit scatty unlike Sophie who was more balanced. I had contacted the breeder and asked if she had any…"
Jul 6, 2016
shirley walsh and Laura Kolbach are now friends
Jul 6, 2016
Carole Iverson replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"Oh golly, I am so sad to hear this. Even before I became a member, just a short time ago, I read your posts about Sophie and bloat. Like so many others here, I was rooting for you both. What a sweet beauty she is, in heart and body. Again like…"
Jul 6, 2016
James Doran replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"My sincerest condolences for the loss of your girl Sophie, Shirley. She was beautiful indeed. I am so sorry that she didn't survive and reach older age. Still grieving for my own boy, so I understand completely. Sending my thoughts…"
Jul 6, 2016
shirley walsh replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"Thank you Laura...Just trying to get through the days at the moment."
Jul 6, 2016

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
2
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
32 years
About Me:
retired nurse . love taking my girls away in my motorhome

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Sophie and the dreaded bloat

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 9:14pm 43 Comments

Have had a very distressing week with Sophie...She had bloat last week and I had to rush her to an emergency veterinary hospital which was luckily only 10 mins in the car. She last had bloat and torsion in July 2013 ( she had bloat and torsion 3 times in 8 months in 2012-2013, then last year had mammary tumour removed which really knocked her for six ) She went into shock very quickly this time. She had previous gastropexy x2 in the past so I of course was so worried that her stomach had…

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