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    Yeah, I know a lot of rural people live by the old rules and don't see the need for treating their animals humanely. It used to be (still is?) standard practice to let animals starve in the paddocks during droughts. Horrific but that was how the good do-ers were selected. At least these days the farmers go round and shoot the really ill ones.

    It is strange that this is ok and expected now with animals but still not allowed for humans. Not that I think starving humans should be shot, but I do think they should have a right to voluntary euth if they have some painful killer debilitating disease in the final stages.

    Anyway - I think a special trip for the vax and wormers would be worth it. Just don't feed the puppy beforehand - in case it gets car sick. Again strange that you would have internet access but not vet access.

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    I'm sorry but how is that strange? Internet is delivered via satellite?

    Actually it doesn't matter. I think it's probably best if I just find another forum to use.
    Thanks for all for your advice.
    Jemima


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    We're not all that judgemental Poochington. I would love to hear more about the pup you rescued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    We're not all that judgemental Poochington. I would love to hear more about the pup you rescued.
    I think Jemima is just gorgeous!!
    And you are as welcome at this forum as the rest of us

    N0-one here is better than another , we're all still mere mortals lol

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    You saved the puppy. That is all that matters.

    Wishing you an extra Merry Christmas with your new fur kid.

    p.s you will learn heaps on this forum re training, nutrition etc.
    Last edited by chubbsecurity; 12-20-2011 at 12:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Yeah, I know a lot of rural people live by the old rules and don't see the need for treating their animals humanely. It used to be (still is?) standard practice to let animals starve in the paddocks during droughts. Horrific but that was how the good do-ers were selected. At least these days the farmers go round and shoot the really ill ones.

    It is strange that this is ok and expected now with animals but still not allowed for humans. Not that I think starving humans should be shot, but I do think they should have a right to voluntary euth if they have some painful killer debilitating disease in the final stages.

    Anyway - I think a special trip for the vax and wormers would be worth it. Just don't feed the puppy beforehand - in case it gets car sick. Again strange that you would have internet access but not vet access.
    How judgemental. Yes it is possible to have satellite net access (only other choice is dial up) Look up the GOVT paid activ8 me scheme.
    YES it is possible to have access to the net and be a fair distance from a vet.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    How judgemental
    It's only judgemental if you think "strange" is always a bad thing.

    I just think the two things side by side are odd. Maybe one day our internet speed will be good enough that you can get a vet over the internet, ie someone local will have the gear and a vet over the internet guided robot for checkups and vax adminstration. This is what fibre optic can deliver but I doubt satellite will. Too much signal interference and degradation for really fast internet.

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    Oh gosh your puppy is sooo cute ♥

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    Yes I live 140km round trip from the nearest vet but I do have satelite internet. Next G mobile broadband is also available in many areas. My worst fear is that I have a medical emergency with one of my dogs in the middle of the night, or a snake bite. Routine vaccinations and such are easy enough, it is the emergencies I dread.

    We all have a gun in case we need to deal with sick sheep so they dont suffer. It is just not pratical to get a vet. If you cant save it yourself the sheep is usually shot. I have stomach tubed newborn lambs and many other things to try and save sheep, but I will shoot a sheep that is suffering.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 12-22-2011 at 12:33 AM.

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