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  1. Re: Question for folks "in the know" on dog foods

    Hard to say what this food is like. High meat content and grain free is obviously good, and personally I like the fact its organic, but I agree it doesn't seem to be a complete food. Its odd that...
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    Re: The Invisible Fence Debate

    Blackarrow, I don't imagine for one moment I will ever convince you that shock collars are bad - I know a lost cause when I see one - but to outright deny their capacity to cause pain or fear is...
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    Re: The Invisible Fence Debate

    Then you are in denial is all I can say. You could spend less than 5 minutes searching online, or asking different trainers / behaviourists, and get dozens of examples of dogs that reacted badly to a...
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    Re: The Invisible Fence Debate

    The two are impossible to compare.

    Causing this type of reaction with a flat collar would be virtually impossible - the handler would have to be doing something extremely violent, maybe beating...
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    Re: The Invisible Fence Debate

    Let me make my positions on all these issues 100% crystal clear.

    There are many, many ways to train / rehab / contain a dog. There are a huge variety of tools available to help.
    They all vary...
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    Re: The Invisible Fence Debate

    That is the point I am getting at - giving an animal an electric shock IS deliberately causing the animal discomfort at best, severe pain at worst. I do not believe it is right to do so when other...
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    Re: The Invisible Fence Debate

    So many points I want to address, I apologise in advance if I miss anything....



    When I stated "sorry if this offends" I meant it. My objections to training dogs using pain and fear, and...
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    Re: The Invisible Fence Debate

    Here's a question for all you pro-shock folk:

    How would you react if I said I had built a guinea pig cage with an electric fence / invisible fence? Of course, it would be perfectly safe / humane...
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    Re: The Invisible Fence Debate

    I have to agree with pretty much everything Pinky has said so far. Invisible fences - like all forms of shock collar - are ABUSE.

    They are NOT safe, NOT humane, and NOT as effective as the...
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    Re: What's the worst piece of pet adive given?

    This was a conversation overheard between two of my colleagues.

    The first loves her cat, and insists on picking her up and cuddling / kissing her at every opportunity. The cat doesn't like it,...
  11. Nutrition: Re: Unlimited amount of food debate with my father, Please help!

    The digestive system of per rabbits and guinea pigs is very similar to their wild ancestors and counterparts. They are grazing species, and would naturally live on a diet of grasses and other...
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    Re: Fun toys for pets

    A lot of my pets favourite toys have been free stuff too...

    Guinea pigs like cardbaord boxes and tubes, as well as willow balls.

    My kittens love knotted empty crisp packets (Bob likes to hide...
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    Pet Stores: Re: Petland Employee

    Pancakes:

    Please, try to visit these wonderful breeders (of both the dogs and cats and the small animals in person) and make up your own mind.

    Make sure to check the following things:

    1)...
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    Re: GRRR!! Why does my dog do this!!

    Realistically - none of us can say for certain whether this is separation anxiety, boredom, or anything else without actually seeing and assessing the dog.

    Personally I think it sounds far more...
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    Re: GRRR!! Why does my dog do this!!

    Frillint - I'm sorry to hear you are having problems but PLEASE stop blaming the dog, anthropomorphising, and making things worse for him.

    You have said yourself you think he suffers from...
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    Pet Stores: Re: Pet Store Guinea Pigs

    I'm sorry - I find it very hard to defend pets at home in any way - they still do so many things I strongly dislike..

    Ok, they brought in their "adoption centres" but almost all of these are NOT...
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    Pet Stores: Re: Pet Store Guinea Pigs

    Mishy - sadly, the Animal Welfare Act has done very little to help animals in pet shops, and I certainly don't agree about the big chain being any good.

    I have contacted MPs, DEFRA etc regarding...
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    Pet Stores: Re: Pet Store Guinea Pigs

    Guineapigslave

    I can garuantee that every regular poster on this forum wants ALL guinea pigs to have a great life - no matter where they come from. That is precisely why we are against the sale...
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    Re: Most irresponsible dog owner ever?

    Thanks guys for the responses so far.

    I'm really hoping it doesn't get to the point of dumping the dog on to rescue. My friend really is an animal lover and I don't think she would give the dog...
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    Most irresponsible dog owner ever?

    Crap week - apparently one of my closest friends has just won the award for most stupid, irresponsible purchase of a dog ever.

    Here's the general situation:

    My Friend "S" is a nice person,...
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    Fighting: Re: Killing each other?

    I'm sorry you had problems with your previous pigs - whatever the cause. I agree with the others that it is highly unlikely they would have killed eachother. If they had you would no doubt have heard...
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    Re: Get a degree in Guinea Pigs?

    Here in the UK there are no species-specific degree courses, but you don't have to go for a vet course. There are also degrees and diplomas in animal care, animal science, animal management, animal...
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    Frustrated: Re: The single vs pair issue

    I'm afraid I can't give you specifics - I found all this out when I was at uni doing my animal management degree. You have to research absolutely every single thing you put in your assignments from...
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    Size: Re: Isn't it funny...

    Completely agree!

    When I first got my grids and starting playing around with them I made a 2x3 and thought - wow that is huge! I then made a 2x4 (and promptly got in to get a better feel for it)...
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    Frustrated: Re: The single vs pair issue

    1) Kind of makes sense - but should not be used as an excuse for only keeping one pig! ALL pigs should be properly sexed anyway, regardless of how many you keep, otherwise gneder-specific health...
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