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by MMSmith
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Substitute for peanut butter? (allergy)
Replies: 10
Views: 4197

Re: Substitute for peanut butter? (allergy)

My dog loves the EVO canned food in a Kong :)
by MMSmith
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: not eating... weird routine
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: not eating... weird routine

Just an aside about the grass eating. My little weirdo has done it the entire 5 years I've had him, with few ill effects. Occasionally, he will gag some back up, because since he's not a herbivore, he can't chew it really well. But definitely not throwing up. I have people comment about it all the t...
by MMSmith
Tue May 08, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog Throwing up
Replies: 10
Views: 3157

Re: Dog Throwing up

Sounds like she may need a trip to the vet to rule out medical issues. That being said, dogs have an extremely sensitive gag reflex, and their first reaction when they have a bellyache or minor issue is to throw up. Also, feeding her improperly can cause her to throw up (ie, allowing her to gobble u...
by MMSmith
Wed May 02, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Trifexis -- how's it working out for you?
Replies: 16
Views: 6246

Re: Trifexis -- how's it working out for you?

I too have been very happy with trifexis. I have many of the same issues with topicals as your boys/household do. I feel that it's more cost effective because it's a three in one product. And again, easier to remember to give it. To help combat ticks, I've been using an Insect Shield bandana when ou...
by MMSmith
Tue May 01, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Ruffwear Approach pack for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Ruffwear Approach pack for sale

Sold! Less than 24 hours! I bow to the might of PBF :)
by MMSmith
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Ruffwear Approach pack for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Ruffwear Approach pack for sale

Hey all. Looking to sell my ruffwear approach pack. It's a medium (girth size 26-36 inches) and has always been a bit too big for my boy. These packs run pretty large-I think it would fit a wide range of breeds. I have used it lightly with him, as well as with different fosters. It's about 2 years o...
by MMSmith
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: why wont she stay off my feet??
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: why wont she stay off my feet??

bmore_girl wrote:i read somewhere that lying on a human's feet means the dog claims ownership of you?


I've heard that tossed around with different dominance theories. I'm not sure I believe that; Henry's about as submissive/passive as you can get.
by MMSmith
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: housetraining 16 month old rescue? help?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: housetraining 16 month old rescue? help?

Is she crate-trained at all? If she is, and has no issues eliminating in the crate, I would suggest crating her when sleeping away from home, say right next to your side of the bed. If she was never properly housebroken as a puppy, it may take her some time to be reliable in other homes besides your...
by MMSmith
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: too skinny?
Replies: 24
Views: 7956

Re: too skinny?

i got my first "your dog is too skinny!" comment yesterday...to which i replied "i can assure you i am not starving my dog". i'll post more pics when i get them. You'll get used to it. The average American has such a skewed idea of what a healthy dog looks like. Now I just compa...
by MMSmith
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 13121

Re: Gaining Weight

Honestly, she looks heavier than your first posts of her, and I don't feel that it's all muscle. Just my 0.02.
by MMSmith
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Gaining Weight
Replies: 50
Views: 13121

Re: Gaining Weight

She looks pretty good...it does look like she's gained a little weight, though. I like my dog pretty lean, but that's just me. I like to see some rib and a nice tuck. http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL758/13393668/24074176/401997261.jpg He's skinny, but he's got muscle too. And he's got a thicker co...
by MMSmith
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Best water toy?
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Best water toy?

Check out Tractor Supply Company for the bumper. They have the bright orange, tough material ones for hunting dogs.
by MMSmith
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: why wont she stay off my feet??
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: why wont she stay off my feet??

Henry did that when we first adopted him. He was older than Chevelle, but he still would flop on your feet, lick, nibble, etc. His was just wanting to be close to us. I moved his dog bed closer to the couch and redirected him to that. To this day, his bed is right next to my side of the couch and my...
by MMSmith
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Over-analizying about pottying?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Over-analizying about pottying?

What's her typical potty schedule like? Is she pretty nearly potty trained, or does she still have accidents occasionally? If she's still in the having accidents stage, I would watch her closely and not worry too much. However, if she's pretty close to fully potty trained and just squatted and peed ...
by MMSmith
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Any Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Any Ideas

When people tell me that their dog isn't motivated by food I always ask the following: What, how much and how often do you feed? What kind and size of treats are you using? I find a truly not food motivated dog to be really, really rare. More often than not, the dog is simply not hungry or the trea...

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