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by meginok
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Another food question.
Replies: 23
Views: 2179

http://www.healthwisepetfood.com/products/default.asp?id=543 I have an allergy-prone dog. We do the same thing...stay away from "known" problems (RICE!) and stay away from "suspected" problems (all ingredients returned on the ELISA blood allergy testing). We feed Healthwise Lamb ...
by meginok
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about nutro max.
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Not sure where the store employees' attitudes are coming from? When I got my first dog, and she started vomiting on Nutro (probably not due to the Nutro, in all honesty...undiagnosed food allergies - was already drastically underweight), they gave me a refund of 100% of the purchase price for an ope...
by meginok
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: I'm so embarrased
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Sooo...you're not going to be surprised when, two weeks from now, their prices are suddenly $25 per dog, right? lol What an adventure!
by meginok
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: HealthWise Food
Replies: 3
Views: 324

I feed Healthwise lamb/oatmeal almost exclusively to the dogs and have since about March of 2007. (Once in a great while I run a bag of NB duck/potato through to switch it up, but not often.) They do wonderfully on it. Two relatively high-energy, 60 pounds dogs, and they get a total of two cups each...
by meginok
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Why does she do this?
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Our Rottie growing up loved nothing better than to be "on" something, preferably something of the human persuasion. And other than my kid sis, who was definitely her underling, she respected everyone in the family. I believe in structure and discipline (NILIF), but not everything a dog doe...
by meginok
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Has anyone heard this?
Replies: 22
Views: 1876

It seemed to me that my 30 lb bag of Healthwise (a Natura brand) went up, too, but my life's been so crazy I actually couldn't remember what I paid before. Betting that it just costs more to get the darn bag to me now, so the price did, indeed, go up.
by meginok
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: pls help! new to forum n need vet advice!
Replies: 24
Views: 1678

Oh how awful!!! Some dogs can be very difficult at the vet's office. They're often not feeling well, and it's a strange place with what have to be terrible smells. I also believe it's easy to overreact as a loving pet owner to seeing your baby forcibly restrained. HOWEVER, having said that, my vet h...
by meginok
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Chase is VERY sick...took to the vet...what now
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

There may of course be more going on, so the vet sounds like a very good idea. I just wanted to add that even when feeding twice a day, some dogs will tend to vomit yellow bile from going too long without food. I have a dog who used to vomit a little bit of yellow bile overnight or in the morning. I...
by meginok
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food allergy problem, need suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 2101

can you get the Natural Balance duck and potato at regular pet stores? PetSmart carries the Natural Balance line. As Misskiwi mentioned, one VERY nice thing about NB is that they make a corresponding treat line. NB duck/potato treats are the ONLY treats my dogs get, because of Abbie Lou's allergies...
by meginok
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food allergy problem, need suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 2101

Hooray for month 2! We spent just over a grand to figure things out with Abbie Lou. I called her my "$1000 shelter dog." lol :crybaby: lol
by meginok
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food allergy problem, need suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 2101

I was just talking about whether people consider it a high-quality food or not. I've seen it "knocked" a lot. They were one of the few "super-premium" brands that experienced recalls back in that terrible pet food mess. I've fed it before with good results, and their duck/potato ...
by meginok
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How does your dog ask to "go out"
Replies: 37
Views: 1386

My two will staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaare. And if staaaaaaaaaaaaring doesn't work, then they'll walk toward the backdoor, look at it, look back in a way that leaves no doubt as to how stoopid they think their human is, and then staaaaaaaaaaaaare some more.
by meginok
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: ok help!
Replies: 22
Views: 921

I have two muttly wonders. And I have three kitty babies that I've had since before either dog. I made a bad decision and ran a 15 minute errand with them still loose in the house (rather than crated). I knew the dogs COULD get drivey on the cats, particularly the likely-bully mix girl, but figured ...
by meginok
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Food allergy problem, need suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 2101

If you are concerned with food allergies, I would try a limited-ingredient food. I know a lot of folks are on the fence about Natural Balance, but they offer two decent limited ingredient diets. I think Wellness may offer one with fish? Good luck! I have a girl who had MAJOR (i.e. chronic vomited) f...
by meginok
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: the manbiter and wegobad (long)
Replies: 38
Views: 1747

meginok , I'm alarmed that your municipal shelter was adopting out "unstable" dogs. (Glad though that they were willing to adopt out APBT mixes.) I wish there were a more uniform and objective adoption candidacy evaluation process that judged dogs on their individual temperament. Congratu...

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