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    thought i add a few pics..
    The first is of his xray, The red circle is obvisouly the toe that was amputated, and the blue rectangle is were the bone was sheared away..



    The foot on the right (his left foot) is just for comparison what it shoudl look like..

    And just a few other shots of him in hospital:
    One of out many visits to see him,


    And on the way back home, the day after his surgery:


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    what a nice looking dog!

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    thanks

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    You have learnt your lesson, and I am so sorry for the price and heartache you have had to pay.

    Lord I wish they would make it illegal to transport a dog in the back of a ute.....I just don't understand why it is acceptable.

    Now for a word of advise from someone who is constantly transporting dogs......NEVER tie your dog up in the car (and they should always be secured)!!! by the collar. Should you be so unfortunate to roll the car you will choke them. They must be secured either in a crate or by a harness with a lead tied to the head rest or preferrable plugged into the seat belt.

    That way, should an accident occour, the dog is secured safely.

    And just another thought......In Nov '09 it became a legal requirement that a dog must be retrained in the car!!! Wasn't publisied but certainly came into force in Vic and NSW, not sure about SA, WA, ACT and QLD. Penalty in Vic is 4 demerit points and a $400 fine.

    ETA WHat a dear dear baby, so happy you are all OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    You have learnt your lesson, and I am so sorry for the price and heartache you have had to pay.

    Lord I wish they would make it illegal to transport a dog in the back of a ute.....I just don't understand why it is acceptable.

    Now for a word of advise from someone who is constantly transporting dogs......NEVER tie your dog up in the car (and they should always be secured)!!! by the collar. Should you be so unfortunate to roll the car you will choke them. They must be secured either in a crate or by a harness with a lead tied to the head rest or preferrable plugged into the seat belt.

    That way, should an accident occour, the dog is secured safely.

    And just another thought......In Nov '09 it became a legal requirement that a dog must be retrained in the car!!! Wasn't publisied but certainly came into force in Vic and NSW, not sure about SA, WA, ACT and QLD. Penalty in Vic is 4 demerit points and a $400 fine.

    ETA WHat a dear dear baby, so happy you are all OK
    Thanks, i dont know if your refering this in general or it's directed at the photo of when i picked him up fromt he vet and took him home.. i had no car restaight at the time nor did i have to the money to afford one, he wont be traveling from now on with out one.. but i had to get him home some how..

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    I hope Lex is up and walking soon. Poor Lex, yes he could have been worse!

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    poor Lex, He he probably lucky that there wasn't more damage, i am sure with plenty of love he will pull through this. Having 2 rescued dogs they are amazing they go through so much and always seem to come out the other side wagging and smiling. I know it was traumatic for both of you, but you have learnt and gallantly shared your story, so hopefully some one else will learn before they have a similar experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEPSI View Post
    poor Lex, He he probably lucky that there wasn't more damage, i am sure with plenty of love he will pull through this. Having 2 rescued dogs they are amazing they go through so much and always seem to come out the other side wagging and smiling. I know it was traumatic for both of you, but you have learnt and gallantly shared your story, so hopefully some one else will learn before they have a similar experience.
    cheers, and ill gladly second what you said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLexDog View Post
    Thanks, i dont know if your refering this in general or it's directed at the photo of when i picked him up fromt he vet and took him home.. i had no car restaight at the time nor did i have to the money to afford one, he wont be traveling from now on with out one.. but i had to get him home some how..
    LOL no in general......you have had enough of a punch in the head without one from me!!!! Harnesses are only about $25.00 but obviously you need a back seat for this. MAC's cage/crate sound like a great solution for a ute, and I must admit that we have transported dogs in crates tied to the back of my sons ute which also worked well. So ebay may be the go for you and then tie the crate on securely.

    I reckon you will sort it out, you obviously love your dog and will do whatever it take to keep safe. You must feel like crap for what has happened, please stop beating yourself up and be grateful you got to learn the lesson without paying a higher price! Heal well Lex (and you too BDL)!!!
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    Yep Harness is the way to go. One with a nice wide chest strap and a clip at the back. Consider that all the pressure is going to go whack on that chest strap, dog will probably get bruising.

    I wince every time I see a dog in the back of the ute secured by the collar only. Especially if the chain is long enough for the dog to be thrown over the side of the ute and be left dangling like Rex was.

    So glad Lex is ok.

    If you do go the crate in the back of the ute method. Test it by loading it with a bag of sand that weighs about the same as Lex, and go round a corner fast and brake hard etc (with Lex safely at home). And check the condition of the crate and the sand bag. A normal "show" crate, even a metal one, probably wouldn't take the punishment.

    For when you win lotto, a nice twin cab ute, with a seat in the back, with a nice car harness for lex - way to go. In the meantime we do the best we can. I'd start with the harness, and make sure the strap is short enough Lex can't possibly reach the windscreen or dash with his head. I like the sort that have a strap that clicks into a seatbelt buckle but the sort that attach to a baby seat bolt might be better.

    And on the cheap and nasty harnesses - the plastic buckles break. So they're not a lot of use.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 05-10-2010 at 01:43 PM. Reason: Lex Rex brain fade

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