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by Rugersmama
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from CT
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

What a cutie pie!
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Doggy Smell!
Replies: 16
Views: 1375

Here's what we do: First and foremost: GOOD DIET. Will make all the difference. Ok, assuming you are feeding your dogs to the absolute best of your ability, here are some other things we do: 1. We allow our dogs on all furniture except our bed, and tables...duh. (: So our couches are leather - don't...
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: welness vs. california natural fish and sweet potato
Replies: 13
Views: 1010

Before we got Rugie, our bulldog Maggie was allergy queen. Well the breed bulldog should just say it all. LOL. We tried CN - but she refused to eat it. She's been on Wellness ever since and has done well. When we got Rugie I put him on Wellness b/c Mags did so great on it. But he didn't. It took abo...
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What gives your dog gas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

I could be wrong, but I thought I read that yogert helped with gas? Eggs give my dogs gas. so I was thinking about yogurt. Oh, he gets eggs too - so maybe it's eggs? I think I'm going to simplify his meals to just RMB's, muscle meat, salmon oil, and a little veggie glop here and there. And slowly a...
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What gives your dog gas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

kaytenmags wrote:my dog gets vicious gas from yogurt
it's absolutely the worst EVER.


I was wondering about yogurt - I've been giving him yogurt with his raw because of the probiotics - hmm - maybe I'll cut back and see if it makes a difference?
by Rugersmama
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What gives your dog gas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

What gives your dog gas?

Rugie has been having some, ahem, gas issues....ewwww.

He used to be on Wellness - but he had bad gas on that. Now he is on raw - still having a ton of gas. Wondering if there are common causes?
by Rugersmama
Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 420320

I want to add calcium to make up for the bones I can't give her. I'm afraid she'll develop a calcium deficiency since she refuses to chew bones. She turns her nose up at eggshells too. I've been dragging my feet on buying the meat grinder because Rugie doesn't need it and Maggie's been giving indica...
by Rugersmama
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet want to charge me $10,000 to fix Ronin
Replies: 13
Views: 1660

We had to have TPLO surgery done on two legs of our bulldog. Each surgery was $2800. In the surgery, steel plates are screwed into her bones and her tibia is leveled. I know it's not the same procedure as what Ronin needs, but it seems similar in terms of complexity so I'm wondering why there would ...
by Rugersmama
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 420320

Well I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give BARF a try. We're on our second day and Duke is happily munching on a turkey neck as we speak. Duke and our kitty Neko took to it, well, like carnivores to meat. :thumbsup: I've already noticed results with Neko...he has Autoimmune Skin Disease and s...
by Rugersmama
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is it ever too late to get neutered?
Replies: 8
Views: 805

We did Ru's at a year and 3 months. The only thing I would say was different than doing it at the standard 5-6 months, is that there was actually balls to snip. So when he came home the first day he didn't actually look any different, and then slowly day by day they turned kind of black/blue...and t...
by Rugersmama
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 420320

I typically suggest for Newbies that it they can to give just a little bite of offal each day. Like a couple of little snacks of liver and then a couple of little snacks of another offal meat (kidneys are fairly easier to get). Are liver treats the same thing? Or have those been cooked some how? [/...
by Rugersmama
Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 420320

I'm really new to BARF/Raw - just reading reading reading. Got some pre-made raw (Nature's Variety) to start the switch but want to make my own eventually. This thread has been invaluable to me!! Couple questions: 1. Can I still give my dog regular packaged dog treats (dry cookies) if they're on raw...
by Rugersmama
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: NEED SOME ADVICE, DOG IS HAVING SOME ISSUES
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

To answer your questions. 1. Yes, this could very well be the cause. 2. No, pit bulls are not any more prone to ear infections than the next dog. Just keep their ears clean and there's really nothing to worry about. 3. A good quality food will help him put on weight faster, it will also help his coa...
by Rugersmama
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Luxating patella - experiences?
Replies: 40
Views: 4467

Just wanted to chime in and say, "I feel your pain". Our bulldog tore both her ACL's at age 2. Our vet gave us a great referral to an ortho vet and we ended up having TPLO surgery on each knee...one at a time of course. We did the first knee in Sep04 and the second in Feb05. Recovery is a ...
by Rugersmama
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Local Pet Stores
Replies: 157
Views: 141538

My faves in the Seattle area: Mud Bay Granery - Bothell, WA (they have multiple locations, but are a local chain). They carry great foods, no Timberwolf however. They do have a nice line of leather collars and I can always count on them for natural kitty litter and a good selection of training treat...

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