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    Default Bit of a Kimba Update..

    just realised I haven't posted much about her for a while..

    She met my bfs dog Roxy. I was really pleased at how well they got along considering the fact Roxy hates other dogs. We stayed for 4 nights.
    We met my bf and Roxy at a park and they were really good. Roxy only tried to get aggressive when she could hide under Bens legs.
    They were good together at Bens house. Kimba had a go at Roxy a few times but only because Roxy wouldn't leave her alone..lol I think with more time and when Roxy isn't really excitable they will get along great. The only problem I have is that there isnt a suitable place to keep them separate when we are out so they haven't been together since.


    Kimba went to the Vets and had Bladder Stones removed. The vet was shocked when they found them as she showed NO sign that she was in the slightest bit of discomfort.
    before and after pics..


    She is now on a "special" (I think that is the Vets word for expensive) diet. Until I get the test results back.

    The only food she can eat is Royal Canin Biscuits that are $35 for 2kg and
    the canned version to give her some variation.
    She HATES it. She gets fed at 5-6pm and she won't eat it until 9 or 10pm when every other option for food is exhausted.. The first 2 days I had to hand feed her.

    She has such an attitude too, I took this photo after offering her dinner the other night. You can tell she wasn't inpressed




    Last week one of our neighbours cleared their bush block of land and our neighbours from behind came over to tell up they saw a Red Belly Black Snake slither into our yard.. Dad searched for it but saw nothing.

    Hours later Kimba was barking. She is the type of dog that when she barks you go see what it is, Unlike Buddy who barks at absolutely anything...
    We went out to her and she was attacking Buddy (they are best mates) we grabbed him and she growled at the side gate.
    I know my dog and that something had upset her. Dad and Ben went and searched on the other side. The moved old concrete pipes and saw nothing. A big frog jumped out but she wasn't phased by it.
    They started putting the pipes back and the head of the snake came out.

    Some might not agree with what Ben and dad did but with so many young children and animals around with no one willing to relocate it they had no other choice. (we called our local wires about a different snake and they told us the closest person was 1.5 hours away and pretty much said they wouldn't come out. Even when there was a snake at the daycare my mum works at they got the same response and we have all complained about it)

    When Kimba saw it the barking and growling came back. It was only cms away from her the whole time just the fence was blocking her from it.
    Dad said the snake was nearly 5ft long. Its isnt the first one she has found and I lknow it wont be the last but I am so proud of her protecting my family from it and even attacking Buddy to keep him back (she didnt hurt him but she definately wasn't playing)

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    I totaly agree that a snake in my yard is a dead snake.............
    We do not kill snakes around the paddocks but if they set up house in the yard or near the dog pens it's all over red rover,lol...............

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    Oh wow,didnt realised I'd missed a Kimba update!!
    Was so lovely to hear about her ( and you )

    And our yard is another 'snake free' zone .
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    Thanks chop, we've just been really busy lately.

    One our neighbours have 3 kids and 2 dogs, the other has 2 kids, 1 is a baby..I have 2 young kids, 1 dumb dog and one protective dog a snake cannot be just left in the yard. One of them will get hurt at least if the boys get to the snake before Kimba, it will be fast and as pain-free as possible.


    I am still waiting for her Test results back (they are going to take a few weeks)
    I was thinking about what could have all of a sudden caused the bladder stones and what she had eaten done that was different (within reason considering Buddy has the same diet) The only thing I thought of was Fish food(as in Gold fish).
    She opened the drawer it was kept in and ate 2 big containers of it within a few days. The Vet has left a note with her file to check for any signs it could be that when the results come in. I hate waiting...

    Other than that not much has happened. She still acts as though we are cruelly starving her and just mopes around the house.

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    Totally understand and agree with the snake thing .

    Bet Kimba's thinking you've cut her throat Interesting about the fish food though....I wonder? Certain food has been known to cause bladder/stone problems in cats so I wonder if its related in some way....will be interesting to see the results. Just hoping that they arn't bad news in some way .

    You do realise its time for a pictorial update dont you ? Havn't seen the girls or Bud and Kimba for too long
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    You know my mum has had great results using Chia & some other natural stuff(will have to aske her what it is)for stopping reacurring stones & infections. She stopped all medications did a 7 day juice detox & has keep her diet as raw as possible & still has a veg/fruit juice twice a day.
    Not sure how this relates to your dog really but maybe adding a sprinkling of Chia to dogs dinner could help & certainly would not hurt as it's great from improving your immune system.
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    Kimba hasn't had a problem like this before. They sent the samples away to be tested to see what caused it to see if was likely to be reoccurring or a one off.

    If it has to be diet controlled long term i will look into other diets as not only is it expensive for us, there is NO variety for her. Until we know I'm just sticking to the Vets rules.
    Will do a pic update soon, Shes not her usual posing self and with no treats allowed as bribes all I get is dirty "get that thing out of my face" looks like the one I posted..lol

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    Hope it gets sorted soon to everyone's benefit.
    The house and dog pen area is a snake free zone here and I have a shotgun.
    I have snake netting and repellers (jury is out as to whether these work)
    They can run around anywhere else freely.

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    LOL at the photo. 'Get that thing out of my face.'
    Thanks for the update
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    Snakes are welcome in my yard and house. Shot guns are for the close-minded or unwilling to train and educate. My dog has not touched a single animal in the backyard, except for the rats that are stupid enough to run and the cane toads he pats when he's helping me catch them. We've had many reptiles come across my dog as well (it's hilarious watching blue tongues buff up and my dog freak out when it hisses at him).

    I realise however, there's no point in arguing with a lot of people about this. No doubt you've all decided long ago what has the right to live on your property and what doesn't
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