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by Maverick
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pittie tail - possible dock? :(
Replies: 1
Views: 3034

Pittie tail - possible dock? :(

I don't want to, but it's been 3 years of on and off pittie tail. The doc last month said that if it's causing pain then it would possibly warrant docking. He's now 8 years old, from what the doc told me, it's not an easy surgery as an adult dog. The tip pops open and bleeds everywhere. It could be ...
by Maverick
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switched foods - now bloody diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: Switched foods - now bloody diarrhea

In retrospect I agree.
When I switched them to BARF a few years ago, I did it over about 3 days. No bad reactions.
I will just have to re transition him much slower once bland diet is done.

I just feel really bad considering how severe he reacted.
by Maverick
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switched foods - now bloody diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: Switched foods - now bloody diarrhea

Girlfriend went over to check on him. His kennel only had one little spot of blood. Otherwise he is bright alert and responsive. Making sure he stays hydrated. Going to do bland diet boiled chicken breast and white rice. For the next three days. Then I will have to assess. If all goes well I will tr...
by Maverick
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switched foods - now bloody diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: Switched foods - now bloody diarrhea

That's what I was planning. When he tried eating a bit last night it was around 6pm. I will probably feed him a little chicken and rice, maybe 6 ounces of chicken around 8-9pm. He is boarding this weekend, which will be stressful to a degree, so I will pack chicken and rice for boarding too. Colitis...
by Maverick
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switched foods - now bloody diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Switched foods - now bloody diarrhea

I transitioned my dogs for three days last week and they are fully off of BARF and on Acana dry food. My two little ones are perfectly fine. Maverick took a little longer to adjust but was fine two days ago. Yesterday he had a major accident in his kennel. Pulled him out, bathed him, and went to fee...
by Maverick
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

no, it makes sense. i was just wondering if you had something specific you were trying to achieve. thanks. No problem. The training is pretty tough on me mentally. I feel like our whole world is upside down because he doesn't get as much time out, but I have to keep my eye on the long run. The trai...
by Maverick
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

Once my guys are settled in to the new Acana diet, I will give them raw treats from time to time.
Nothing wrong with a nice salmon head from time to time (just open a window)
by Maverick
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

Basically a NILF He has to work for his meals. Reestablishing a foundation to work on his fear based DA. Limiting his triggers and using "YES" as a marker. It's hard to explain without seeing it. We are not using commands, so he has to at least come to me or make eye contact when I call hi...
by Maverick
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

Thank you all for suggestions. I erred on the side of caution and went with Acana instead of Orijen. I got the formula that has two types of fish, whole egg, and free range chicken. I would feed these three things raw, so I figured it may be a nicer transition. Plus I love the formula. Reasonable co...
by Maverick
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

Reading on, this is a very helpful site. Lots of Acana and Orijen info, nice!
http://www.championpetfoods.com/faq/
by Maverick
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

Found this on champion pet foods: While there are many differences between ACANA and ORIJEN, both diets reflect our belief in “Biologically Appropriateness, and “Fresh Regional Ingredients”. Five of the main points of difference are summarized below: MEAT CONCENTRATION: ORIJEN is made with 75-80% me...
by Maverick
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

I am not sure that the protein would affect them adversly - on barf they get chicken and red meat. Lots of protein already.
by Maverick
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

As much as I love the BARF diet - it would be unreasonable for me to go the route of the squeeze tube, although it's a great idea, so for that thank you. I will look into these foods. I have always been intrigued with the EVO diets as well. Just not sure if they are all pretty bags and hype. Any inp...
by Maverick
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Re: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

I have to feed him 25-50 pieces (luring and marking) each session, 2-3 sessions a day. It's unreasonable for me to do this with raw food anymore. He gets about 1lb 8oz a day and I can't cut bones into such small pieces, and so many - and that defeats the purpose of BARF. I have been using treats in ...
by Maverick
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food
Replies: 23
Views: 5049

Switching from BARF to Dry diet - suggestions on food

Before you judge.. Maverick and I are going to a wonderful trainer who primarily deals in pits/bully breeds and DA. The foundation is rigorous so Maverick will have to work for his meals. This being said, I have to give him around 50 kibbles per meal session which is also training time. Anyhow, my d...

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