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by texturejunkie
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: i HATE fearful dogs..
Replies: 34
Views: 1687

ME, I was just wondering if you told the breeder and if they had anything to say about it. I'm always curious to see how various breeders react to being told they produced an iffy temperament. Please feel free to PM if you don't want to put it out there publicly. ME im curious too. it does seem mor...
by texturejunkie
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1629

I switched Rex to pro plan, it seems to be good food, and its not that expensive either. i sell this food at my store and i would never reccomend it. there are worse .. but there are also far better for a better price that arent owned by Nestle talk to a local holistic vet, and or go to more than o...
by texturejunkie
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 14
Views: 1629

yes, pedigree is that bad .. and yes its a mystery how dogs can seem healthy for years on such foods.. one thing to keep in mind is feeding guidelines, most of the low end or even mid end foods are far too low in calories (like nutro natural choice) often times the high end foods are cheaper to feed...
by texturejunkie
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: The significance of yawning
Replies: 25
Views: 1336

i think they do it for both reasons .. i dont think shes telling you to back off too much =D
by texturejunkie
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: i HATE fearful dogs..
Replies: 34
Views: 1687

Re: i HATE fearful dogs..

now at this point i am completely embarrassed, and they ask why she is so afraid.. so i lie and say "oh its the fear stage that goes from 6 months to 14 months and all dogs go thru this stage" .. now my MIL who was afraid of pitbulls until she met rufus is now leery of ruby.. im not sure ...
by texturejunkie
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: When will she stop growing?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

it definitely looks to me like she has another breed in her..

if im not mistaken most pits stop growing aroung 11-14 months and then muscle up at 1.5 - 2 years
by texturejunkie
Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: NEW DOG WILL NOT POOP
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Depends on the dog and the situation :dunno: i was only teasing about the flexis ;) but now that i think about it .. many dogs are slightly nervous with cords and and things that move on thier own etc. this dog wont go out of nerves regarding some random quality of being on leash, so a limp long ny...
by texturejunkie
Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Argh -- the continuing hair loss
Replies: 25
Views: 2456

Leslie H wrote:Not to derail the thread, but texturejunkie, is your dog an apbt? I ask because I'd only heard of it in American Bulldogs. There was a popular stud who helped spread it.


hes an apbt / black lab
his mom was a tall wiry rednose

*puts the thread back on rail :)
by texturejunkie
Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Argh -- the continuing hair loss
Replies: 25
Views: 2456

my dog has ichthyosis .. it doesnt sound like this is exactly the same symptoms, but its something i didnt hear of for years and might help you narrow it down btw, if you do read up on it .. my dog hasnt gotten worse with age as it states .. im not sure why, but its consistent and maintaining a gene...
by texturejunkie
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: NEW DOG WILL NOT POOP
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Although people might shoot me for suggesting so, we will often use a flexi for those shy dogs who don't like to poop on a leash ;) :bully: flexis are the work of the devil! ;) ;) that is a really good suggestion ... but i do have an alternate and i think superior suggestion. a training lead (20-30...
by texturejunkie
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Corn -vs- Rice
Replies: 41
Views: 3802

<b>a vet selling food is a conflict of interest.</b> think about it .. if you had diabetes, would you buy precooked - packaged food from your family doctor? when was the last time your vet told you to "feed fresh foods in a wide variety" .. thats what our doctors tell us. im assuming if do...
by texturejunkie
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Corn -vs- Rice
Replies: 41
Views: 3802

btw .. what kibble are you feeding? not all grainless or "natural, holistic" kibbles are equal in the slightest and also .. the glucosamine and chondroitin <b>in</b> processed kibble are more of a "preventative" approach. if your dog has joint issues you would most certainly have...
by texturejunkie
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is My Dog Fat?
Replies: 24
Views: 2592

not fat at all .. just not toned at all either
by texturejunkie
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Corn -vs- Rice
Replies: 41
Views: 3802

That's glad to hear. The muscle tone loss could be from switching from a 30/20 food to a 26/18 food. But I do like the byproduct grain free food because of the ingredients and that it has glucosamine and condronamin (sp) in it. Omega 3 and 6, flax seed oil and yucca extract in it. I guess I will ha...
by texturejunkie
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: hair loss on tail
Replies: 7
Views: 732

i may sound stupid .. but are we sure its not fleas>? you could have an unnoticed flea problem that may be the result of this. animals usually start at the base of their tail and work down with over-grooming. some dogs with already sensitive / short coats can loose hair quit quickly without the care...

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