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by Linariel
Sat May 03, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: blackish tarry poop
Replies: 180
Views: 11514

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
Sat May 03, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Getting ready for FO trial ?????'s
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Hey, I arrived just as you two were finishing up, how did she do?
by Linariel
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: vet said no raw???
Replies: 56
Views: 3810

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: 2185

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 10:20 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Freak Out!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1058

There is no stopping it.

I just press myself flat against the wall and pray.
by Linariel
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: sick
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

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: 2185

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: 3669

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: 2784

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: 2862

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: 652

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
Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: friends dog, cannot be left alone
Replies: 5
Views: 295

If he just got the dog it's totally normal. I adopted Aja when she was about two, and the first two months or so she cried every time we left the house. Just make sure no one is babying the dog when he cries, and eventually he should stop. If he's not hurting himself, using the bathroom in his cage,...
by Linariel
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Train to be a guard dog?
Replies: 64
Views: 4121

KeelazMom, a good tempered dog can be handled by anyone, and will not take orders from a person behaving in a threatening manner. However, if the owner becomes comfortable with the person(as in training when a scenario is over), the dog can then be handled by the decoy. Also, it's unlikely an attack...
by Linariel
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Train to be a guard dog?
Replies: 64
Views: 4121

Of course it's your choice if you believe your dog will defend you. But I can tell you that dogs HAVE been bred not to bite, for centuries. Of course it's still an instinct, but one that has been watered down since they started becoming domesticated. Simply because a dog or their owner is threatened...
by Linariel
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Train to be a guard dog?
Replies: 64
Views: 4121

You don't know that your dog will protect you until faced with that situation. And if it doesn't, you're too late. So I'm curious how you know your dog has the "necessary skills to take care of the situation"? The reality is that most dogs today do not have those skills, unless specificall...

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