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by BrokenAquarian
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Past-date kibble
Replies: 6
Views: 4971

Re: Past-date kibble

This batch of pork flavored Merrick kibble has a strong sweet potato smell. Not rotten, but different than before. Wonder if they put more in there.
by BrokenAquarian
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Canned vs. Dry food
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Re: Canned vs. Dry food

If you want to do the water in the kibble route - you can mix the daily food ration with equal parts water and put it in the fridge the night before. When you get up in the morning, the food will have absorbed all the water and be soft. This is what you'd want to do if you can't get the dog to drink...
by BrokenAquarian
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nipsey eating his rubber/rope toy
Replies: 8
Views: 2956

Re: Nipsey eating his rubber/rope toy

Agreed! They are very bad to use with predatory animals because they only amp up the dog and give it nothing to bite(release of tension/stress). So they have the chase, but never a catch, nor a smell. It's not good for them at all. My brother's Golden Retriever will slam himself into the wall going ...
by BrokenAquarian
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?
Replies: 15
Views: 6314

Re: Stuffed Kong on raw diet?

I don't use kongs for feeding raw. I just give them a raw meaty rib bone. It takes the same amount of time for the dog to clean out the kong as it does to get all the meat/cartilage off the bone. What's left of the bone goes in the trash and I use a Lysol wipe on the tile where they were eating. :)
by BrokenAquarian
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nipsey eating his rubber/rope toy
Replies: 8
Views: 2956

Re: Nipsey eating his rubber/rope toy

Chunks of rubber aren't good to have in the digestive tract. I'd get rid of the toy - it's expired. :)

Having bulldog type dogs makes you come to realize that most "Tough" dog toys . . . .really aren't. lol
My Boxer is easy on toys, but my Pit Bull is a land shark. lol
by BrokenAquarian
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bella ate an Xmas light
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Bella ate an Xmas light

Bread digests/disappears in the digestive tract. That means the glass is loose in the intestines and can do damage. Cotton does not digest and gets pooped out.
by BrokenAquarian
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Not sure what's going on with ashes, looking for insight
Replies: 4
Views: 2167

Re: Not sure what's going on with ashes, looking for insight

:hug:
The extra weight is probably adding burden and pain - so when that comes off it should help some. Don't go on less walks because it makes you sad. Think of her happiness. They may be slower, but I'm sure she still loves them - even at a leisurely pace. :)
by BrokenAquarian
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7730

Re: Questions

I personally would not give the bread. Dogs shouldn't be eating grains on a regular basis. Most dog foods are full of them - but dogs don't naturally eat grass seed(wheat).

jamielvsaustin is right, most vets aren't very knowledgeable when it comes to diet. Weird, but human doctors are the same way.
by BrokenAquarian
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7730

Re: Questions

I've seen that, or something like it. (Vets chime in!) does it come from malnutrition?
His legs are starting to deform. That is bone structure. Needs to be taken care of NOW. He's a growing pup and waiting a couple of weeks will do him great damage. It happens fast.

What are you feeding him?
by BrokenAquarian
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: pit/husky mix in heat...maybe?
Replies: 3
Views: 2126

Re: pit/husky mix in heat...maybe?

Isn't it normal for a bitch to go into her first heat anywhere from 6 months to 2 years old? I thought I'd read that.

Most commonly, it seems to be around 6 months old and usually before they turn a year old, from what I've seen.
by BrokenAquarian
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 11452

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Thank you, Allison :)

She's almost not even limping today, so I've got my fingers crossed. :pray observation and rest is in her cards. :)
by BrokenAquarian
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ACL repair. To knife or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 11452

Re: ACL repair. To knife or not.

Well, I think Keela blew her other knee. I was hoping I'd get more time, but that's how it goes. I'll give her a few days to see if there's improvement and take her in for an x ray.

Ah well, at least I know what I'm in for this time. I'm not worried. :)
by BrokenAquarian
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Need help; feeding guideline?
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Need help; feeding guideline?

Depends on the food and the specific dog. Going by the guidelines on the bag will usually give you a fat dog. I fed my dogs 3 times a day until they were 6 months old, then I knocked it back to 2 times a day. I was feeding a grain free kibble. Brand was Canidae. They eat more as pup than they do as ...
by BrokenAquarian
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Allergies re: Class, Order, Family, Species, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 3172

Re: Allergies re: Class, Order, Family, Species, etc.

Animal classes are human labels, which means they're just fabricated groups. While mostly accurate - It doesn't necessarily show how close or far two species are related. They change their minds on things like that. :) I would say deer is closer to goat than cow. Sometimes the problem may be what th...
by BrokenAquarian
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New puppy food switch + parvo question
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

Re: New puppy food switch + parvo question

Booties won't help. If a puppy is stepping in the poop, it's nose is close enough to the ground to sniff and inhale the virus. That's how they often get it. They also get it from infected ground, with no poop around at all. I've lost a few puppies to parvovirus that never came into contact with othe...

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