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by rubyandstewiesmom
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Sooooo over-excited to see new people and dogs. Bonkers!
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Sooooo over-excited to see new people and dogs. Bonkers

Thank goodness I"m not alone! We worked HARD this past week. I've had her and Ruby BOTH working hard at getting totally pooped out. But alas....we tried to meet a new Schnauzer afterwards down the street and the bonkers continued! LOL. Maybe it's just her, we're set up to see a trainer that spe...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Sooooo over-excited to see new people and dogs. Bonkers!
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Sooooo over-excited to see new people and dogs. Bonkers!

My grandmother's red nose has always been a bit people and other dog driven. She lives for meeting new people and new dogs. Lives to go places and see new things. But she does it as such a wild and crazy girl! She is out of the same litter as my Ruby...who is also very easily excitable, but since we...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: More frequent BM on grain free?
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Re: More frequent BM on grain free?

So, we are at 5 days now, and I did call the vet because I just wanted to be sure, and she recommended that just because his poops are firm, he could be sensitive/allergic to that type of protein. She said that in her experience dogs with allergies do have bowel movements more often. I never knew th...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: More frequent BM on grain free?
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Re: More frequent BM on grain free?

My dogs eat a little raw and 1meal(1 cup) of grain free dog food a day. They poop maybe 3-4x a day, but its a small amount each time. I think the morning poop is the biggest. If that helps lol I'm gonna take your advice...right now he's at about 2 cups a day....recommended is almost 3 cups, and tha...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: More frequent BM on grain free?
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

Re: More frequent BM on grain free?

Kanobi experienced the same issue after moving him to grain/gluten/potato free. I also feed NV kibble. Three things that he gets on almost a daily basis now that seemed to clear up his multiple bowel movements: 1) his nighttime snack is a small amount of ALL natural Jiff or Skippy peanutbutter. The...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: confused about rice and potatoes.
Replies: 36
Views: 15017

Re: confused about rice and potatoes.

Stewie my Pit/Bulldog mix can't do potatoes or rice. He throws up or gets the poopies. I refuse to do Raw as we travel a ton as well...I'll just do kibble. I feed Nature's Variety Rawboost Venison and it is HEAVEN on his tummy. We never had any issues with sweet potatoes that I can tell...or with gr...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: More frequent BM on grain free?
Replies: 8
Views: 4574

More frequent BM on grain free?

My two pitties Ruby and Stewie have been on Nature's Variety Instinct Rawboost Venison dry kibble now for almost a year and doing fantastic. It's the perfect solution to Stewie's allergies and they love the taste. Recently I got my first foster dog and he was brought up entirely on on Pedigree, the ...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Got my first Foster! Blinker!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Got my first Foster! Blinker!!!

I will upload pics as soon as I run get some batteries for the camera! We have our first foster! Blinker!!! He is SUCH a handfull! We are not doing much until we get this man socialized!!! He is very fearful to the point that he tinkles when new people come to the door, or even when he's excited to ...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets!
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

Re: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets

Your dog had antibiotic responsive gastroenteritis, not parvo. If he'd come to my clinic, I would have recommended hospitalizing him on IV Fluids and antibiotics for 24 hours. Dogs that vomit can't keep their medications down, and get better much faster with IV fluids (generally 24 hours instead of...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets!
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

Re: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets

Your dog had antibiotic responsive gastroenteritis, not parvo. If he'd come to my clinic, I would have recommended hospitalizing him on IV Fluids and antibiotics for 24 hours. Dogs that vomit can't keep their medications down, and get better much faster with IV fluids (generally 24 hours instead of...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets!
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

Re: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets

I just got back from our farm vet, it was worth the drive. It is in FACT Giardia. Which what in the heck...I had NO idea I should be vaccinating against it??? I am even more irritated now because I SPECIFICALLY asked my vet at Ruby's appointment a few years ago that because we have a cabin in Northe...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets!
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

Re: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets

*And I should add...no proof it was parvo...I used that term too loosely. Should have said virus or bacterial infection. Sorry...in my grumpy mood I am a poor author!
by rubyandstewiesmom
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets!
Replies: 12
Views: 3437

I almost lost my Stewie!!!!!!!! Food Change? Parvo? Vets!

After this week I have lost all faith in the local vets. Time to go back to my dad's farm vet again. *sigh* Do you guys ever feel like vets think you are helpless and can't take care of your pets yourself? I was switch Stewie's food...not totally switching...just more kibble and less of the Honest K...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Does Merrick really make a gravy when soaked?
Replies: 9
Views: 3339

Re: Does Merrick really make a gravy when soaked?

I don't mean to hijack, but one of Susie's eyes is usually wet where you might see eye boogies. Do you think this is a sign that her food is disagreeing with her? It's not red at all. I've been feeding her Wellness for the last year or so, she's probably ten or eleven years old. I was told by my ve...
by rubyandstewiesmom
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Does Merrick really make a gravy when soaked?
Replies: 9
Views: 3339

Re: Does Merrick really make a gravy when soaked?

Well it's driving Stewie's eye-boogers crazy...poor baby has eye drainiage from foods that don't agree with him and his belly is all pink and itchy. So....no way am I gonna continue feeding Merrick. I think we will try Canidae. I only had made it to about a 50/50 of old and new food...but that was e...

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