Hi all, it's been a while since I've posted so I thought I would update you all regarding Beau, Belle and Pebbles. Beau Beau is well and happy. His castration has really calmed him down, however he has put on a lot of weight which needs to come off. He's a bichon frise and weighs 9kg! He had no waist now and you can't feel his ribs at all... I've dropped his food intake which is highly digestible. I believe only 8 or 9% ash! I've tried exercise (put him in a field to run) but taking it steady because of his joints. Any other tips would be great! Beau is also suffering with allergies now he's an adult. Didn't notice anything when he was a pup but now it seems he struggles with hayfever. It particularly affects his ears and paws. The vets prescribed prednisolone as it had turned into a slight infection. Going to be giving his piriton as a preventative from now on. Belle Belle has been spayed this week and it was found that she had a cystic ovary. It was huge compared to normal and the vet was surprised. It would almost certainly would have been the cause of the very realistic phantom Bella had earlier this year. It would also cause increased aggression and a short temper. Which she had so hopefully that'll settle things now. Bella also had small lumps on her body (about ballbearing size) which the vet has confirmed are cysts. While under anesthesia she also had 7 teeth removed and the remaining teeth clean. For the past couple of days she's been feeling a tad sorry for herself but today she's *trying* to run and jump. She's very happy now even off pain meds (she had a relation to them and the vets said to stop giving it to her). Pebbles Pebs has gained weight now since her spay and is at her ideal weight of 7kg! She looks so healthy now and her coat and temperament are amazing! The lump on her ear was a bite from Bella from when they had their disagreement but that's healing nicely and to be honest you would know it was there unless you were really looking for it.