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  1. It seems the most common causes are eating too fast or stress. Does it normally happen after eating or any other event or just randomly? If he/she eats very quickly you can try a slow feeder bowl which has protrusions which make it more tricky to get to the food and forces them to eat slower. Also important not to exercise for a good while after eating.
  2. Not very common, might want to speak to your vet in case of some kind of problem with diaphragm. I can make some enquiries with my Husky Rescue people if you like?
  3. Hi all For the last few years I have been riding the 947 Road and MTB races to raise funds for Husky Rescue SA through the Barking Army. The Barking Army raises funds for 4 animal rescue organisations and you can choose which you would like to support when signing up. These are Husky Rescue, Woodrock, PETS and Paws R Us. All funds raised go directly to your chosen organisation and all four organisations are in desperate need of funds to house, feed and take care of all the animals. I know that there is huge support for animal causes here on the Bikehub so I am hoping that some of you will consider joining us in riding for a purpose. More details can be found on the website or post your questions here. http://www.barkingarmysa.com With my son at finish of last years race, just squeaked in under 3hrs.
  4. Sorry, been a bit scarce recently, normal work combined with Husky Rescue work and then sorting Barry's dogs has been a bit of a strain. I am happy to report that we have finally secured homes for all Barry's dogs, Juliet will be going home on Thursday, Scar on Friday and Squamish on Saturday. These are all dependent on them fitting in ok with existing dogs, cats, humans etc. All of them are being adopted or fostered on proper contracts so we will make sure that they are looked after for the rest of their lives but we have full confidence in the adopting owners and we know Barry will be watching over them from his vantage point. I would just like to thank every single person that donated to the fund that enabled us to take care of them, we couldn't have done it without you. My organisation http://www.huskyrescue.org.za played a big role in facilitating this project so I would also like to thank my fellow committee members for understanding and allowing me to assist. I will post updates with pics here as and when we receive them.
  5. They are all sad and confused Pikey but doing ok, I have your number and will be in contact over the weekend.
  6. I took this picture of Squamish at lunchtime when I visited, I think there were tears. Seems to echo the way we all feel today.
  7. I made the promise on Facebook but will repeat it here. I promised to Barry that I will make sure that all 5 of his furry children are properly taken of for the rest of their lives. RIP Barry, don't fall off too many bikes where you are now.
  8. It is always interesting getting to know new dogs and their traits. Scar wanted to eat me through the fence when I got to Barry's house but once I went in and he realised I was there to help he was fine. Ruby and Jules are just big cuddle bunnies. Squamish doesn't even know he doesn't have 4 legs. I can see there is an issue between Squams and Ghost but they are both not neutered so it's understandable so I am glad I separated them. We have consulted with the family and will be getting them sorted soon which will make the pack much calmer.
  9. I popped out at lunchtime to visit Barry's dogs and take them some treats. All are doing well and looking healthy. Ruby's nose is clearing and Squams leg wound has almost closed up.
  10. Kevin, his brother, went home for the weekend so we haven't had his usual updates. Conor did say yesterday that he is better than last week but as we know it will be a rollercoaster so let's see what the doctors say this week.
  11. On behalf of myself, Husky Rescue, Ghost, Scar, Ruby, Squamish, Juliet and of course Barry himself I would just like to thank everyone for the amazing financial support. Barry's son Conor and other family members visited the dogs yesterday and they are doing fine. I think we have enough in the kitty to cover their immediate needs for the short to medium term, if we need more for unexpected expenses I will post here again. Thanks again all you generous people, now all we need is for the man himself to get back on his feet so he can look after them himself.
  12. Not the first time I shed a few tears while at work but just got this msg from Barry's neighbour who I met this morning, we were talking about how Ghost was so black from the soot, the poor dogs with what they have had to go through: Ok because Ghost was laying in the ash where the car was burnt n Scar the Boxer was being very protective of the house n didn't allow anyone to go near the spot where the paramedics cut off Barry's clothing. I just pray Barry recovers takes back his home n his dogs. Barry needs to recover and quickly even if it's just for his dogs, they need him so much.
  13. Great thanks, will mention to our vet next week. Glad to hear it isn't the worse option which they were concerned about because of the swelling.
  14. Poor Ghost is supposed to be white, this is from the soot from the fire. Will try to get them bathed and groomed as soon as possible.
  15. Any idea who the vet was? Our vet today suggested it may be autoimmune or something worse which we don't even want to think about at this stage. We have a anti bacterial cortisone cream to apply now so will see how it responds to that.
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