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by 1lila1
Wed May 16, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 111
Views: 26236

Re: Pancreatitis

I'm so sorry Val, you, Tux, your husband and the rest of the crew are in my thoughts. I can only imagine what you must be going through. :( :hug:
by 1lila1
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Joint supplements homework, please?
Replies: 29
Views: 8274

Re: Joint supplements homework, please?

Hi Val! :) My vet is very knowledgeable about nutrition, supplements, etc so I trust her advice. Both Angel and Lila are on glucosamine, chondroiten, MSM, and a fish oil supplement. The first three are standard joint supplements but fish oil she said is very important for joints as well due to the O...
by 1lila1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: peanut butter
Replies: 15
Views: 2785

Re: peanut butter

I use the natural stuff that requires stirring for people and dogs. Trader Joe's sells it (and Almond Butter...yum) in shorter wider jars that are much easier to stir than a typical jar.
by 1lila1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treats on BARF Diet
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Treats on BARF Diet

So I tried the baked sweet potato nuggets with my dogs. Angel loves them and Lila hates them. Typical! She spit it out and actually gagged being the drama queen that she is then proceeded to rub her face until I gave her some water and piece of chicken to get the offending taste out of her mouth. Ma...
by 1lila1
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: No appetite... and hives forever!
Replies: 9
Views: 2717

Re: No appetite... and hives forever!

If your dog's appetite is low it's probably from the histamines his body is producing. They can cause nausea which can lead to lack of appetite. Hopefully your new food will work but food allergies can be so frustrating! I have a dog and a cat with environmental allergies and it's a huge pain so I c...
by 1lila1
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fed a raw bone but still puking up sharp pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Fed a raw bone but still puking up sharp pieces

Keep food in his tummy to encourage his stomach acids to continue to "work" on the bone in there. They typically throw up bone pieces when it's all that's left in the stomach and yet more bile and digestive acids get pumped in there to try and "deal" with the bone hunks. Too muc...
by 1lila1
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treats on BARF Diet
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Re: Treats on BARF Diet

I do! I even use kibble as low reward treats. It's cheaper and with the amount they get I feel better than them getting an equivalent amount in hot dogs, cheese, or other typical training treat. For when a higher reward is needed, like when I'm redirecting their attention from another dog or rewardi...
by 1lila1
Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw For Training Treats?
Replies: 20
Views: 4116

Re: Raw For Training Treats?

I use Freshpet Vital Dog Food, it is a refrigerated roll that I cute into tiny cubes. Apollo would spit out a hotdog for the stuff. I've seen those in the grocery store. I'll sometimes use the Natural Balance rolls cut up into small pieces. Goona have to try this though. Are they hard like the NB o...
by 1lila1
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw For Training Treats?
Replies: 20
Views: 4116

Re: Raw For Training Treats?

Yeah, I would not use raw when training. I'm not obsessed with germs and salmonella but that's pushing it. I use hot dogs or commercial dog treats. I use the dried liver occasionally but I think if you use it all the time that ends up being way too much liver. They do love it though.
by 1lila1
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: "Dogs need by products"-Vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5249

Re: "Dogs need by products"-Vet

IMO it does not. The domestic dog we know today evolved due to the incredible genetic diversity of wolves but just because an animal can survive long enough to reproduce on a given diet does not mean it is "thriving" on said diet. You mean like wolves do? The ones that live long enough to...
by 1lila1
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: "Dogs need by products"-Vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5249

Re: Re:

(I must say that tarantula is delicious when roasted over an open fire.) That horrifies me. What is the texture like? SHRIMP, on the BBQ :mmm: But the best were when the females had eggs...if you like fish roe...well...tarantula is MUCH better. :eek: So how does one eat a spider? Do you get rid of ...
by 1lila1
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: "Dogs need by products"-Vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5249

Re: "Dogs need by products"-Vet

If you could provide the studies/science behind the differences in their digestive systems and dietary requirements I would be genuinely interested in seeing them. (I'm not saying that to be snarky, I really am curious!) There are no studies that say that because a dogs digestive system is identica...
by 1lila1
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: "Dogs need by products"-Vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5249

Re: "Dogs need by products"-Vet

If you could provide the studies/science behind the differences in their digestive systems and dietary requirements I would be genuinely interested in seeing them. (I'm not saying that to be snarky, I really am curious!) There are no studies that say that because a dogs digestive system is identica...
by 1lila1
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Snow's Hips have improved
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Snow's Hips have improved

Yay, that's great! Angel has all kinds of conformational deformities and while on the surface he's a good looking dog, a trained eye can see all kinds of stuff wrong with him. He was also diagnosed with mild hip dysplasia as a puppy and it has improved a lot as he's grown. He was started off on gluc...
by 1lila1
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: bad breath
Replies: 13
Views: 1821

Re: bad breath

If I dont brush Angels teeth, gums, and tounge everyday he has horrible foul breath. He has healthy gums, no tartar, and the vet said a dental isnt needed so I have no idea why he gets that god awful smell. In addition to doggie toothpaste I rinse his gumline with Nolvadent Oral Cleansing Solution t...

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