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by addieNmel
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Starting A Puppy on Raw
Replies: 8
Views: 4789

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Very true, you can start out with whole ground ( that include meat, bone and organ) or if you can't find that, add bone meal to ground turkey, beef, chicken etc, with some liver or whatever other organs you can find. Perhaps even supplement with primal, natures variety, etc. And then gradually work ...
by addieNmel
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: picky eater?
Replies: 3
Views: 1897

Re: picky eater?

Is she acting ok? Want to make sure she's not sick first :) Maybe try getting some ground chicken, and start adding in a bit of whatever it is you're trying to feed her. I know some dogs are picky about organs when you start feeding those. As the previous posted said, try feeding it frozen as well.....
by addieNmel
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Starting A Puppy on Raw
Replies: 8
Views: 4789

Re: Starting A Puppy on Raw

Check out dogster, lots of good help on their raw forum :) generally 2-3% of what will be adult weight is fed. I usually do 80% meat, 10% bone 5% organ with added fruits and veggies ( optional, in small amounts). here's some good links I like: http://puppybutt.weebly.com/uploads/7/6/9/2/7692088/begi...
by addieNmel
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bloody nails?
Replies: 13
Views: 4634

Re: Bloody nails?

Addie has that at the base of her nails. I dont think its blood, it seems to be pigment or coloration. They use to be white, too.
by addieNmel
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this good advice...
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: Is this good advice...

If it was an annual vaccine, no he wont need any for a year.. if however that was his one and only distemper, he will need one more booster to be safe/ good for one year.. this first rabies will be good for 1 year no matter what. by the way frontline is not a heartworm preventitive, its fleas and ti...
by addieNmel
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)
Replies: 24
Views: 17257

Re: Paradoxical reaction to Xanax (alprazolam)

Addie had a paradoxical reaction, too. It was like she was on crack.. very highly stimulated, nervous, could not calm down, pacing, running around like crazy.. could not focus or relax. It was horrible! She seemed to be best on clomicalm, though I have tried both clomicalm and prozac.. neither had a...
by addieNmel
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 46046

Re: Feeding Raw

I officially have 3 out of 4 cats on full raw as of today. 1 has been on full for almost a month I think. I'll be trying more with the hold out kitty once I am healed up from my surgery. I also have started Khan on some chicken and he hasn't seemed to have any allergic reaction to it. You're lucky!...
by addieNmel
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 46046

Re: Feeding Raw

Depending on where you live too, you might want to look into My Pet Carnivore or Hare Today, at least for starting out. They have decent prices and have a variety of groun whole animals, and whole..I've used my pet carnivore and really liked their stuff so far. Addie is half kibble half raw fed. I f...
by addieNmel
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw bones and interacting w/ children
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Raw bones and interacting w/ children

I think you should be just fine. To be on the safe side, you may want to have them wash up after playing, but I dont think theres a big issue. The only thing i have read about salmonella and raw feeding is through feces.. so I dont think you have much of a worry. Better to be safe than sorry.. but f...
by addieNmel
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Feeding Raw
Replies: 270
Views: 46046

Re: Feeding Raw

Do you think it is a bad approach to feed a kibble diet (I do not trust myself to provide a healthy, balanced diet for my dog at this point) and throw in some raw here and there? Like I said, two or three nights a week throwing in some chicken backs/legs or other meats I can get my hands on. I will...
by addieNmel
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 12315

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

According to http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; all of the foods I have listed are more then 35% protein? An active dog can get away with 30-35%, but I dont think more than 35% is necessary.. you're basically paying for more protein than you need...and tha...
by addieNmel
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 12315

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

I've been told by a board certified veterinary nutritionalist, as well as a holistic veterinarian, and done countless research that higher protein foods do not cause kidney disease. If a pet does have kidney problems its best to have on a lower protein ( but highly digestable form) diet.. normal pet...
by addieNmel
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 12315

Re: Natural Food vs.

I think this is the approach I will take for a while - throwing in some raw meals here and there. When I start to see the benefits like you do from feeding raw I will probably be pushed to switch completely over to it. How often would you add in the sweet potato? Like throw it in with the raw 2x a ...
by addieNmel
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Natural Food vs. "Major" Brand vs. Raw
Replies: 93
Views: 12315

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

SOunds like you're doing the right thing. When I first got Addie she was 7 weeks old. Being in the veterinary industry ( I'm a tech) without much personal research before .. I fed Iams for the first few months of Addies life. ( We are often told in the veterinary industy Iams, Science Diet and Royal...
by addieNmel
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pet insurance -impossible with existing problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1928

Re: Pet insurance -impossible with existing problem

Actually, any insurance company will take on your dog with hip dysplasia--they just won't ever cover issues related to hip dysplasia in the future. But they'll cover everything else (skin issues, tick-borne diseases, cancer, ACL tears, intestinal blockages, car accidents, eating a chew toy, parvo, ...

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