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by mr. beefy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble
Replies: 39
Views: 3561

My dog eats whatever is cheapest at Pak N Save. Obviously organic is best, but if it's fit for human consumption that's good enough in my book (and usually well above what's in kibble)
by mr. beefy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble
Replies: 39
Views: 3561

its very possible the ingredients in the NV raw is bothering them both. i would do the allergy testing for airborne allergies to see if they are allergic to anything like house mites, storage mites, dust mites, grass etc. to do regular prey model raw you buy whole chickens and give them that plus t...
by mr. beefy
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Loose Stool
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Don't feed him kibble and raw at the same time. The foods digest at different rates and can cause serious tummy upset. I'd maybe fast him for a day to give his tummy a rest, then start with just chicken wings and maybe some yogurt. How much does he weigh? That will determine how much he should eat, ...
by mr. beefy
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hair stuck in gum
Replies: 7
Views: 663

I had a similar-ish problem the other day but it was my dog's hair in my gum. Blech :frown: . Floss fixed that, though.

Let us know how the flushing works (or doesn't).
by mr. beefy
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Managing Shoulder pain
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Thanks guys! I didn't even think about hypothyroidism, since he doesn't have the traditional "bulgey eye," but now he's going to request a blood panel when he sees the vet. So now I guess it's finding the right anti-inflammatory, right pain reliever and scout the area out for good water ho...
by mr. beefy
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Managing Shoulder pain
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Managing Shoulder pain

Here is the background: My friend just adopted a 7-8 year old pit bull. *Awesome* dog, mellow as can be, gets along with everything and everyone (uses cats like pillows). This is my friend's first dog and he's a perfect "starter model". The problem is that the dog has a serious limp and it...
by mr. beefy
Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 3832

I think http://www.primalpetfoods.com/ has similar single animal patties too though (and great packaging! lol ) A girl I know was dating the founder for a while and her dogs looked great. She had Xolos and those things make pittie skin issues look like a breeze! Hate to think what happened when the...
by mr. beefy
Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:54 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Post spaying
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Bright yellow could be bile, just meaning her stomach is *very* empty (which is about right on the money if they properly fasted her beforehand). Like msvette2u said, start small to get her back in the groove. I'd also be a little hurting and bummed if someone removed my uterus. Give her time. Illne...
by mr. beefy
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: the runs after class
Replies: 25
Views: 1678

A little OT, but I shouldn't have started reading this thread over lunch... which was a bowl of chili roflmao
by mr. beefy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ponderings on poop, diet and genetics
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Ponderings on poop, diet and genetics

I was talking with someone recently who commented on something I have definitly heard before. She said, "Don't panic so much about the pooping 1x/day; it seems like her body is using more of the nutrients in this food and she is eliminating less". Exactly! This is what should be happening...
by mr. beefy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: healing up rash from collar
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Like I said, it's not the material in the collar, it's the fact that he's got anything on his neck 24/7 that causes the problem. Dunno if he gets moisture and food and muck in there (probably) because he's such a pig or what, but anything at all left on the front of this dog's neck long enough will...
by mr. beefy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: healing up rash from collar
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

he's worn pretty much everything, and i'm pretty certain it's not the material itself that's the problem. because he's worn leather collarmania with soft pigskin suede lining to organic all-natural hemp to stillwater's seatbelt collar (so far, that is the collar he tolerates best). Pigskin suede ha...
by mr. beefy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Koda has mange... HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Yes, talk to the vet as that is not your only choice in treatment. Though, personally, I had great success with a combination of diet change (to Raw), injectable ivermectin, and sulfur shampoo washes. This was an extreme case, though, where the foster was, literally, bald from head to tail and cover...
by mr. beefy
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: healing up rash from collar
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

What kind of collar does he normally wear? Synthetic materials and dyes from cheap leathers can irritate and you will never get over the problem. Also have known dogs who are allergic to the metals from collars (but that was a temporary weird autoimmune thing following an over-vaccination incident)....
by mr. beefy
Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ever use Imodium for dogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

no, feed her *nothing* for 24 hours. Let her system completely clear. If she's not feeling well then adding more stuff on top or masking it with meds will not fix it. Dogs are not known to self regulate well so they'll eat even if they shouldn't ;) so don't give her anything solid. You can give low ...

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