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by Linariel
Sat May 03, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: blackish tarry poop
Replies: 180
Views: 10368

ME, my shepherd is on Clavamox right now and his poops are screwed up six ways to Sunday. My vet said its quite normal.
by Linariel
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: vet said no raw???
Replies: 56
Views: 3285

It sounds to me like a simple case of an empty stomach. One drumstick is not a full meal, nor is it balanced. If it digests too quickly, they will puke when there is nothing in their stomach. Try feeding a full, balanced raw meal at night and see how that goes. I once tried feeding my dogs more of t...
by Linariel
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Farts and OMG stinks, Help,anything make it not so bad?
Replies: 24
Views: 1785

Yeah, it does make a difference...cheap dog food is like mcdonalds for dogs, only with a lot less real meat. Your dog will poop less and feel better on a better food. If you're paying $2 for a couple pounds, that's like $1 a pound. You can get a decent food for forty cents per pound, or less. Good l...
by Linariel
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: sick
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Is there any way he could have eaten something that got stuck?

I would get a barium x-ray done, just in case. Regular x-rays don't always show blockages, and can waste time in finding the cause.
by Linariel
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Farts and OMG stinks, Help,anything make it not so bad?
Replies: 24
Views: 1785

By products are actually not bad. How many pounds is that bag you're buying? It may equal out to be around the same price as a larger bag of decent dog food. If you have a feed store or locally owned pet store near you, they may carry Diamond, which is not too expensive at all. It's not gourmet, but...
by Linariel
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: RAW poll, all members please participate!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3056

The 'other' option didn't show up. I have a couple of reasons. One, it's too hard to find cheap ingredients around here. Two, my dogs need to eat a lot of raw to keep on weight. I have to add in grains, which leaves me cooking a lot, and it's kind of a hassle. Three, I have a large breed puppy, and ...
by Linariel
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: More tummy woes...
Replies: 34
Views: 2393

I think 28% protein is a good amount for most dogs. All my adult dogs are currently eating a 30% protein food and they are not currently that active. My small dog especially does very well on it. None of mine ever did well on low grain or grain free foods. Butters the shar pei was the only one who c...
by Linariel
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: time to switch foods
Replies: 26
Views: 2313

I'm really happy with Diamond Naturals when I feed it. If it works for you don't feel that you have to switch just because of the price tag. It's actually a very solid food. How old is your dog? If he's still a pup I wouldn't feed Taste of the Wild, there's too much calcium in it for growing puppies.
by Linariel
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: sunflower oil
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Apparently the omega levels in it are desirable, so I heard. Aja can't have it either. Any food with sunflower oil makes her turn red and shed like crazy. Canidae, California Natural, and Nutro all did this to her, and that was the only ingredient in any of those foods that was different from foods ...
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ongoing health problem- Giardia
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Whatever works that is a low residue food. The ingredients aren't the best but they do the job. I've fed Eukanuba before and it worked immediately and made the dogs feel a lot better.
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ongoing health problem- Giardia
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Maybe get an anti-diarrheal food from the vet until this clears up. It'll probably make his tummy feel a lot better, even if the ingredients are junk for long term feeding. After the giardia clears up, maybe switch him back over slowly and see if he's ok on it.
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ongoing health problem- Giardia
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

I'd be worried about using it at extra strength, especially on a small puppy. My dogs never reacted well to panacur, either. Two of them have had it at some point for worms, and they both puked like crazy immediately after eating it. I was rather annoyed that I wasted about $70 on medication that di...
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Ongoing health problem- Giardia
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

My pup was put on Metronidazole for giardia. That's what his breeder treats all of her dogs with, and she said it's very effective. I would think if the Panacur didn't work they'd try another medication first. He didn't have any side effects that were noticeable. He didn't actually have giardia, but...
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Antibiotics
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Depends on the surgery. My vet won't send antibiotics for neutering, but for more invasive surgeries like repairing broken bones. I don't know if they do for spays, never had a dog spayed there.
by Linariel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Copious amounts of poop
Replies: 8
Views: 740

That always happens to my dogs on a new food. It takes them awhile to get used to digesting it.

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