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by WackyJacki
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Rescuing the Rescuers
Topic: Temperament - venting
Replies: 15
Views: 13605

Re: Temperament - venting

Stella has been a nervebag since we adopted her as a puppy. Four years of hard work and she is manageable and has a happy life in her little bubble. Now had her fearful behavior turned into aggressive responses toward people, we would have had some seriously heartbreaking decisions to make. I think ...
by WackyJacki
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Sneaky's latest ordeal
Replies: 201
Views: 20714

Re: Sneaky's latest ordeal

Lol awwww. Glad she's feeling okay. Praying for good results and looking forward to the update....
by WackyJacki
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: "Dogs need by products"-Vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5510

Re: "Dogs need by products"-Vet

I am curious where that information comes from, because I have always read that their digestive systems are virtually identical? I realize that dogs are opportunistic of course. If you could provide the studies/science behind the differences in their digestive systems and dietary requirements I woul...
by WackyJacki
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: "Dogs need by products"-Vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5510

Re: "Dogs need by products"-Vet

I'm not going to go into the whole Science Diet thing, but the comment about settlers eating corn and so it's what our dogs need is hysterical. A) The domesticated dog was around thousands of years prior to these "settlers". B) A dog's digestive system hasn't changed, despite their being d...
by WackyJacki
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bil-Jac Dog Food
Replies: 28
Views: 4687

Re: Bil-Jac Dog Food

And starr, I'm quite fond of my critical thinking skills, hence why I don't take any one thing as gospel, regardless of who/where it comes from. ;)
by WackyJacki
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bil-Jac Dog Food
Replies: 28
Views: 4687

Re: Bil-Jac Dog Food

Have you been invited to tour all the facilities, so that you can definitively say that only the Hills company has great quality control?

Ultimately, dried up nuggets aren't the ideal food for any animal.
by WackyJacki
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Wysong Dog Food
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: Wysong Dog Food

I raw feed my dogs but have recently switched my cats over to Wysong Epigen. They love it and the one who had allergies has completely stopped scratching. As far as grain free cat foods go, it's not as pricey as some, but cat food is more expensive than dog food, generally speaking. ;) If you can af...
by WackyJacki
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bil-Jac Dog Food
Replies: 28
Views: 4687

Re: Bil-Jac Dog Food

Well now wait a minute. Is there NO way of knowing if the ingredients are top quality in ANY of the foods, or is it just Science Diet that you know uses top quality ingredients?

Not trying to be argumentative, but you've contradicted yourself and I want to understand what you mean exactly.
by WackyJacki
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bil-Jac Dog Food
Replies: 28
Views: 4687

Re: Bil-Jac Dog Food

I've seen dogs that look fine on Ol' Roy. I also have a husband that could eat McD's all day and not gain a pound. Does this mean that any of this is good for optimum health? No. Corn is used in pet food because it's a cheap filler. Is it species appropriate? No. Nor is rice. Kibble isn't species ap...
by WackyJacki
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 12257

Re: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw

Wolf*
by WackyJacki
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 12257

Re: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw

Sorry from the DP. To address some people's concerns about domestication changing their dietary needs, that is false. A dog is still a carnivore through and through. Google the anatomy of a dog's digestive system and you'll see it doesn't differ from that of a wolves.
by WackyJacki
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 12257

Re: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw

I feed my dogs raw (prey model) and my cats still eat kibble with occasional raw. I am of the opinion that a diet of fresh, whole, unprocessed foods are best for all of us, including our dogs. I can't imagine that any animal is really going to thrive on a diet of pellets. Now with that said, I reali...
by WackyJacki
Fri May 06, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Costs of raw feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 5810

Re: Costs of raw feeding

I spend about $40-$50/month to feed a 50lb dog and a 15lb dog. Sometimes less.

I bought a huge chest freezer on CL for $100 and stock up on sales. Chicken leg quarters are the staple around here, with all sorts of other goodies mixed in.

Search ethnic markets and call butchers as well!
by WackyJacki
Fri May 06, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccines...
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Vaccines...

For my girls I ask for titers. The only vaccine I allow is rabies and only because it is required by law otherwise I'd ask for a titer on that one too. I personally decline the kennel cough vaccine. They can't do a titer for that one but even though my girls had the vaccine they still got it last y...
by WackyJacki
Fri May 06, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: BARF/Raw Feeders Please Reply
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: BARF/Raw Feeders Please Reply

The frozen, whole rabbit I buy from my supplier is $1.50/lb. Skinned and gutted it's around $2.60/lb. Waa?? where do you live? can I have? lol If I can find one for $15/kg I'm thrilled I also had a farmer tell me that's too gourmet for dogs. lol I get my rabbits from here: http://larsonrabbitry.com...

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