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by Fixedgearjerk
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Frontline vs. Advantix
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Frontline vs. Advantix

I'm sure this has been beatin to death, I did a quick search and didn't see anything though. Do any of you have a prefernce when it comes to flea/bug protection? We're moving from cold snowy Chicago to Birmingham and I want to get him protected asap. My boy is quite itchy so I'd prefer the less irri...
by Fixedgearjerk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 109
Views: 84164

Re: Pet Insurance

i have insurance throught http://www.vetinsurance.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (i think they're called "trupanion" in the US?) Any opinion on Trupanion from US policy holders? Their website quotes me at $40 a month with $0 dedudctable, thats affordable depending on w...
by Fixedgearjerk
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please

Just to update the Temaril-P really helped him stop itching. Started Saturday night and he hasn't had a "fit" since. :thumbsup: I'm hoping as we ween off the dosage the results will continue!
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please

Temaril-P is mostly an antihistamine, but it has low doses of steroids too... I usually just reach for the steroids if the itching is really that bad. The dosing/duration seems accurate for a 50 lb dog... He weighed in at 74 lbs today! Thats at least 10 lbs more than he was when I got him before Th...
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please

The Doc's evaluation was the allergy is enviromental of some sort. I'm feeding strictly Evo Salmon and Herring, grain free. Had him look over the ingrediant list and his feeling was this isn't food related based on that being the only his ONLY food source at this point, no other treats etc. and the ...
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Back from the first trip to the vet, opinions on meds please

Just got back from the first trip to the vet with my foster failure. SO happy to brag, he was an AWESOME patient! He has been extremely itchy and displaying to styles of skin irritation, some areas where the fur had been "scratched" off and some welt like bumps he's fond of nibbling to itc...
by Fixedgearjerk
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: EVO Herring and Salmon Formula Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: EVO Herring and Salmon Formula Trial

Bored so I figured I would post the ingredient list and nutrional content.... Evo Herring and Salmon Formula Dog Food Select Ingredients: Herring, Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Peas, Salmon, Eggs, Herring Oil, Pea Fiber, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, Apples, Carrots, Cottage Cheese, Dried Chicory Roo...
by Fixedgearjerk
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: EVO Herring and Salmon Formula Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: EVO Herring and Salmon Formula Trial

Done with the switch! Still too early to see a major change other than his stool which has reduced in size and stiffened in consistency. I think thats a good thing no? I heard that it can take up from 30-90 days for a dogs allergies to old food disapear, anyone confirm that?
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: EVO Herring and Salmon Formula Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: EVO Herring and Salmon Formula Trial

I was hoping EVO would make a fish-based grain free food, but I only wish it had less protein. *sigh* Why don't you like the high protein if you don't mind the question? My big guy is halfway through the switch, eating 50/50 (Cali Natural Lamb & Rice/ Evo Herring & Salmon), he certainly has...
by Fixedgearjerk
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: EVO Herring and Salmon Formula Trial
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: EVO Herring and Salmon Formula Trial

I've had Mr. Owen on California Natural Lamb & Rice, he's REALLY itchy so I want to try grain free. Got a bag of this and started the change over this week. It CERTAINLY smells like fish! Anyone have any experience?
by Fixedgearjerk
Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Alternative's to Hill I/D
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Thanks to everyone for the response's and suggestions. To answer a couple questions, we feed her about a cup and a half every morning and then another 1.5 cups in the evening, the vet did not test or mention to me about EPI or SIBO testing, I'll have to ask him I geuss 8l This has been our second ve...
by Fixedgearjerk
Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Alternative's to Hill I/D
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

My vet hasn't been able to pinpoint whats the issue. On other foods she consistantly had loose stool, real bad. We tried medication for IBD and it didn't work so he said that isn't the issue. Switched her the Hill's and she has taken very well to it, just doesn't seem like the best answer to me. Raw...
by Fixedgearjerk
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Alternative's to Hill I/D
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Alternative's to Hill I/D

Ok, my vet reccomended that Ava eats prescription HIll's i/d kibble at over $2 a pound. I look at the label and can't rationalize spending that for the included ingrediants. I bought a bag and damn it set it straight. Ava does do well with this food, as opposed to Wellness, Solid Gold, Natures Varie...
by Fixedgearjerk
Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need some suggestions please
Replies: 11
Views: 928

roflmao Ava is her name , sorry if that was confusing. I put her on Wellness about 3 months ago.
by Fixedgearjerk
Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need some suggestions please
Replies: 11
Views: 928

She does have allergy's but I don't know them specificlly because she hasn't been tested. Thats why I had her on the Wellnes fish and potato. Also was one of my concerns with the Solid Gold, it has a lot of ingrediants. thanks for the response!

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