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    Default Having a browse and then thought why not join :)

    Hello everyone,

    Was just having a browse and liked what i was reading so just joined and very happy to be here.

    I have a Female Mastiff x Lab or a "Mastadore" as they are known. Her name is Milly and is approching 8 years or age so would appreciate some info on caring for a older ageing larger dog along the was as she's my first. I have had her since she was 7 weeks, she's my baby.

    Im in my 20's from tassie and a huge dog lover...obviously so "Hello" again all and looking forward to sharing info, advice and stories of our "Kids" along the way.

    Cheers



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    Gday Jimmy

    'Mastadore'...Lol...thats a new one !!

    2 breeds that eat like ravinous horses...bet your food bills up there mate !!


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    Cheers Sean, Yep my 51kg lapdog sure puts the food away haha, but now as she's ageing she has been cut back alot so her joints dont suffer down the track, Vets orders
    Just checked your album and got to say beautiful dogs mate!! Also saw you have a African cichlid tank... me too

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    Hi 'Jimmy B' and Milly and to the forum !

    Heaps of good information and good people can be found here on this forum !

    Milly looks like a lovely pup in the photos.

    The best advice I can give you as your pup is getting older is be aware that keeping her weight under control and keeping her lean will do wonders for all her joints and overall health.

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    Welcome Jimmy B & Milly!

    Milly is a gorgeous girl! Nice colouring and beautiful eyes.

    You will find so much great information on this forum, heaps of great people who have endless amounts of experience they are more than willing to share.

    Look forward to seeing more photos and hearing more stories of your baby!
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    Welcome Jimmy B

    Gorgeous looking dog.

    The only thing I know about big old dogs is - the lighter you can keep them, the easier it is on their joints. And there are new (expensive) therapies coming out for joint probelms every day. I heard of arthritus antibodies today - listening to the abc.net.au science report podcast from last week (I think).

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    Hello and Welcome!
    Milly looks like a lovely girl! she really gorgeous!
    My Kelpie has just turned 8 not long ago! She's starting to show her age a bit more now too!

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    Hi Jimmy B, welcome to the forum
    Do you live near a beach? I'm soooo envious of people who can regularly exercise their 4 legged friends on a beach!

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    Hi Jimmy B, welcome too

    Your Milly is a beautiful looking girl, love the photos.

    I find so much helpful info from this forum, love it - hope you do too!!!

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    Hi Jimmy B and welcome. She is a georgeous looking looking girl. I'm in the same boat as you with a larger breed dog who is nearing 13. If you live near the beach that's some of the best exercise you can give them, swimming. Easy on the joints.
    I agree on keeping the weight down and being from Tassie myself i know how cold it can get here ( snow on the mountains around my place today), so having some where warm and comfortable off the cold ground for them to sleep also helps.
    If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

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