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by AmberD
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Past-date kibble
Replies: 6
Views: 5148

Re: Past-date kibble

The official response from Merrick is "Since we use all natural ingredients, we do not recommend feeding any food past its expiration date." Ok. So I asked them why a store employee told me that the manufacturer sends out past-date food to be cleared out and that the food was good 8 months...
by AmberD
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Past-date kibble
Replies: 6
Views: 5148

Re: Past-date kibble

They're very arbitrary, which is why I tend not to observe them for myself, but certain things last longer than others. Milk can most definitely last a week or two after the date, depending on the fat content, the temperature of the fridge, etc. Eggs can go longer than that. Boxed mac & cheese? ...
by AmberD
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Past-date kibble
Replies: 6
Views: 5148

Past-date kibble

I have fed food a month or so past its "Best By" date. I recognize that "Best By" is not the same as "Expiration," and even then, I will push expiration dates on my OWN food. I trust my nose better than ink to tell me when my milk is no longer safe, eggs are good for ab...
by AmberD
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Localized hair loss... mange or other?
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

Localized hair loss... mange or other?

These are not great pictures. I took them from my property line, because my neighbors do hate me enough to call the police if other neighbors were willing to tell them I stepped on their property. It didn't help that he was SO excited to see me he stood still all of once. I have never dealt with man...
by AmberD
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail
Replies: 70
Views: 24995

Re: Happy Tail

Aww! So happy #7 may not have to happen. You guys deserve a break :)
by AmberD
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Keeping a diaper on?
Replies: 12
Views: 5113

Re: Keeping a diaper on?

If they made onsies that big, I'd suggest the same. One of my grooming clients is a paralyzed dachshund, and his mom uses a onsie to keep his diaper on. Otherwise, I think clipping it to a harness sounds like a good idea. Also, the head of a local rescue has to use baby diapers on her dog without a ...
by AmberD
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Happy Tail
Replies: 70
Views: 24995

Re: Happy Tail

I'm so happy to hear Oscar is feeling better, even if that doesn't mean everything's going to be ok (yet). Watching this thread makes me ill with how unfair life can be. It's stuff like this that prevents me from being good with people, because I just can't find it in me to empathize with the proble...
by AmberD
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: confused about rice and potatoes.
Replies: 36
Views: 12283

Re: confused about rice and potatoes.

If you can find someone who carries it, look at Victor dog food. I've only heard fantastic things about it; I just switched my kids, so I can't give feedback myself. Their grain free version has sweet potatoes (not sure if you're opposed to them as much as white potatoes). but (obviously) no rice. h...
by AmberD
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Blue Buffalo- Recall
Replies: 11
Views: 7012

Re: Blue Buffalo- Recall

I don't know that there's been an actual recall, but there are a LOT of issues being noted on the internet about it causing severe vomiting and diarrhea, and I've read in more than one spot that the company may have been sold some time ago (but I can't find anything official-looking that says so). ...
by AmberD
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Blue Buffalo- Recall
Replies: 11
Views: 7012

Re: Blue Buffalo- Recall

I don't know that there's been an actual recall, but there are a LOT of issues being noted on the internet about it causing severe vomiting and diarrhea, and I've read in more than one spot that the company may have been sold some time ago (but I can't find anything official-looking that says so). h...
by AmberD
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Product ideas needed to make my dog stop licking her wounds!
Replies: 9
Views: 4949

Re: Product ideas needed to make my dog stop licking her wou

A friend of mine had great success with Bitter Apple GEL when the spray wouldn't work for her dog.
by AmberD
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Victor Dog Food
Replies: 9
Views: 7569

Re: Victor Dog Food

I just figured out that the parent company does make cat food (Mers brand - never heard of it, but I'd never heard of Victor til a couple weeks ago), so I am going to see if I can get that, too. Too excited.
by AmberD
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Victor Dog Food
Replies: 9
Views: 7569

Re: Victor Dog Food

The Grain Free Joint Health says 750 mg/kg, but I don't know how that relates to "per serving." Right now I supplement with Glyco Flex III, and unless the food provides enough to match that, I (personally) will just get the regular and continue to supplement. Obviously, it'd be awesome if ...
by AmberD
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Universal Pet Peeves
Replies: 11
Views: 9477

Re: Universal Pet Peeves

OMG... When some new client in the grooming salon says "s/he's a rescue" to explain ANYTHING, all my coworkers kinda glance nervously at me and then avert their eyes... Oh, he's severely obese and can't stand well for grooming because he's a rescue dog? Too bad you've had him 2 years and h...
by AmberD
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Victor Dog Food
Replies: 9
Views: 7569

Re: Victor Dog Food

Any more feedback or thoughts on this food? My friend may start carrying it at her grooming salon, so I may be able to get it at a good price... I'd never even heard of it, but it looks great.

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