|Yoko was one of the poodles used for grooming practise and exhibitions|
|The new poodle boy from AFCD|
|This Japanese spitz girl is very sweet|
There were also two new puppies from AFCD Sheung Shui, but once again they have tick fever so won't be available for adoption until they have been treated. Tick fever is a real problem, not only because it delays the re-homing of infected puppies but also because any dogs that have had babesia or erlichia as a puppy or adult can't go to places like Australia and New Zealand. If you are going to be moving (back) to countries that have restrictions like this it's always a good idea to check that the puppy or dog you're thinking of adopting hasn't ever had tick fever, if that's even known, and if yes then perhaps choose another.
|Breakfast for tiny Moomin|
While I was at Acorn I had a look at the baby pomeranian boy, now called Moomin, because he'd gone straight to the clinic when he came to us and nobody other than the vet staff had seen him. I hadn't realised how tiny he was, just a baby and probably not even three months yet, so it seems quite bizarre that he had had any kind of surgery. Someone, a vet nurse, had commented that sometimes early correction is necessary in extreme cases of patella luxation, and while that's true whatever happened to this puppy was a very amateurish job and still carried out far too soon. Still, that's history now as the leg has been removed and there have been a lot of nice offers of a home for the pup, so choosing the best one is not going to be easy.