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by Erika
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Tess X-rays
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Did you use Aloha Dog and Cat? That's where I took Friday, and he let me help handle her w/o anesthesia. He is good. :)
by Erika
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ATTENTION! salmonella contamination!!
Replies: 6
Views: 578

To my knowledge, there hasnt been any specific brand pointed out officially- Dogswell is just the brand that we carry that made my customer's dog sick.
by Erika
Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OMG Poor Jesse James!!!! (allergic reaction w/photos)
Replies: 27
Views: 1902

Well, according to wikipedia, flax comes from a family of "flowering plants"- and "grain" is defined as grasses cultivated for their edible grains or seeds. So yes, I suppose flax is a grain. And he could just have a blanket "grain" allergy, but its more likely that he ...
by Erika
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hives from Hell
Replies: 17
Views: 1139

You might want to consider supplemeting with some cold water fish oil- the essential fatty acids act as an anti-inflammatory and help repair and strengthen the skin- which is a barrier from the environment. :)
by Erika
Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OMG Poor Jesse James!!!! (allergic reaction w/photos)
Replies: 27
Views: 1902

Rye just stood out to me because some humans do find it offensive, and I think its just a rather odd ingredient to have in pet food. It's not something that is usually included in pet food- and it IS a grain. I suspect that he has more of a problem with grains vs proteins, because in my experience, ...
by Erika
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ATTENTION! salmonella contamination!!
Replies: 6
Views: 578

ATTENTION! salmonella contamination!!

Just wanted to let everyone know! As some of you know, I run a pet supply store here and one of my frequent customers came in today to let me know that her minature poodle Trixie is in the vet for Salmonella contamination- the veterinarian believes that it was a result of chicken jerky made in China...
by Erika
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hives from Hell
Replies: 17
Views: 1139

Usually I hate to see a dog start on a perscription diet, because I think it is un-necessary to pay that much money for crap. I like to start with a food that has one previously un-fed protein, and one carbohydrate source- feed it for 4-6 weeks, then go from there. Ususally dogs do great with duck a...
by Erika
Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OMG Poor Jesse James!!!! (allergic reaction w/photos)
Replies: 27
Views: 1902

Alright, after comparing ingredients of the Canidae All Stages and the Wellness Super5 chicken, I suspect he has a slight problem with ground flaxseed and a real problem with the Rye in the wellness. I wouldn't go with the CORE, because of the flaxseed in it. Grain free high protein options that he ...
by Erika
Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OMG Poor Jesse James!!!! (allergic reaction w/photos)
Replies: 27
Views: 1902

OK hang tight. I will make this my food project for today.
by Erika
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OMG Poor Jesse James!!!! (allergic reaction w/photos)
Replies: 27
Views: 1902

That is a wierd reaction to food- usually it does not present that dramatically and as quickly.

I would assume that maybe he got stung by something on a potty break.

But what kind of wellness, and what kind of canidae were you feeding?
by Erika
Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Which dog foods do NOT import ingredients from China?
Replies: 24
Views: 1487

Timberwolf is Manufactured at Chenango Valley Pet Foods in Sherburne, NY.
by Erika
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: *sigh* Yet more good thoughts needed for Jesse James...
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

aw, my thoughts are with you guys.
by Erika
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: High protein kibble
Replies: 50
Views: 3559

Its not so much a protien issue as it is a calcium/phosphorous issue. The only high-protien grain free formula I have found that had an appropriate cal/phos ratio for puppies is Timberwolf Wild & Natural.
by Erika
Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How often do you change foods?
Replies: 29
Views: 2233

I think if your pooch can handle it, rotate protien sources regularly. I just think that they can get more nutritional benefits from different protien sources. Lamb and chicken certainly have different things to offer.
by Erika
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Well, Crap.
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Well, Crap.

So Tyranny jumped up onto the couch the other night and let out a yelp. I thought maybe she caught her toes under the couch or something. Today she is still limping...suspiscously like a cruciate tear. :po: It is a weird limp though, like nothing I have seen. It is mostly one leg, like she will hold...

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