Search found 10 matches

by aliwishus
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food trials... the ups and downs...
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Hi Noriko525, We're fellow Washingtonians! I have been feeding my male Kazu (14 months) Kirkland's Organic chicken for about 2 months and have had no problems. Occasional gas (he is a dog after all, and he also gets marrow bones, bully sticks, occasional cat poop on a walk :yucky:), and his coat is ...
by aliwishus
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Kazu in Seattle
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Thanks

Thanks everyone! We think he's pretty swell.

8)

-ali
by aliwishus
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Kazu in Seattle
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Kazu in Seattle

Hello everyone, I've posted a bit here (years ago!) and lurked a bit for a while. We finally adopted our little guy, Kazu (full name Kazuhiro Protaganist, for those Neal Stephenson fans), from the Seattle Animal Shelter: http://aliandcedar.com/albums/kazu_is_here/DSC_0024.sized.jpg We're teaching hi...
by aliwishus
Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Spring Pole????
Replies: 20
Views: 4723

Diane has some good info on her site: http://www.workingpitbull.com/springpole.htm People tend to disagree about letting the dogs fully suspend in the air. It probably is more dangerous, but like Diane says, some fun things are a bit dangerous. A lot of dogs have plenty of fun without hanging fully....
by aliwishus
Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Eating the Poop
Replies: 15
Views: 6234

From what I've read, often the only really effective way to deal with poop-eating is to pick it up before eating happens. Scolding likely won't work, but you could teach a leave it (just be sure to pick it up once the dog complies with leave it). Here is an article on how to teach leave it using cli...
by aliwishus
Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nail Trimming
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

Hi HHK, I gave Chewalotopus some links and information in this thread (6th post down): http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=21&highlight=dremel The key is slow and careful desensitization - there is no shortcut (unless, the problem is a health problem, which you should know with a thoroug...
by aliwishus
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Weight loss reccomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 6061

Hi IDGA, I'm not a food expert either, but you may consider getting a vet checkup if you haven't had one with your pit in a while. This is because sometimes uncontrollable weight means thyroid or other hormonal problems. That probably isn't the case, but it's good to check. A good quality food is im...
by aliwishus
Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: car sick
Replies: 3
Views: 3052

How long does it take her to puke in the car? I fostered a dog who hated the car and would puke in it. I started taking her on car trips around the block every night before our nightly walk. The rides were about 2 minutes. She got so she could go for 12 or so minutes after just a week. I know that e...
by aliwishus
Sat Dec 06, 2003 3:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What's safe to chew?
Replies: 11
Views: 7685

Hi Chewalotopus, You have three options regarding the nail clipping. 1) Use a slow and thorough training desensitization program 2) Switch to using a Dremel tool (still requires desensitization and training, but maybe less) 3) Take the dog on runs on concrete to wear down the nails (may not work on ...
by aliwishus
Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 8
Views: 5437

Hi Kaz, I used to have a subscription to Whole Dog Journal (a great natural dog care and training magazine). They ran a couple articles on fleas and dealing with them in a less toxic way than the usual pesticides and drugs. You have to pay to get copies of the journal, but I could photo copy those a...

Go to advanced search