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by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Awesome source for homemade dog food recipies
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Awesome source for homemade dog food recipies

I just thought I'd pass on a great link for all you peeps out there who like to feed your dogs homemade diets. We all know what a hassle it can be to make sure the diet is complete and balanced nutrition... this site is made by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist (not your average vet who you ...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Mosqitos(I have no idea how to spell)
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

If you do end up trying the advantage, let me know how it works. I've always been skeptical about its claimed ability to actually repel mosquitoes. So little really stands up when they test it as a true mosquito repellent. Heck, even DEET, the most effective "repellent" we have, is actuall...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Few questions again maybe some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Yikes! I do think having a cooldown period would be a good idea. Especially when you get these guys together in such a small space, they need some time to let the excitement mellow before they can really get to know each other. The only other advice I have would be to quit threatening to call AC or ...
by ZiggysMom
Thu May 22, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Spay/Neuter article
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

We were talking about this at work the other day... you really also have to consider what we call "linked variables" Example: you might notice a link that people who carry lighters in their pocket get more lung cancer. Does that mean that lighters cause lung cancer? no, it means that peopl...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 21, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: first collarmania! Qs. Suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 609

I tend to prefer the 1.5" collars, and since my boy is so lightly built I got him a 1.25". The wider collars do disperse the force over a greater area, but they also are bulkier and I think they seem less comfortable for just wearing around. Like the way I hate wearing wide rings but narro...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 21, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Canine Good Citizen
Replies: 36
Views: 1037

ZiggysMom wrote: oooo I just read the standards, and he'd have to stay loose-leash while getting up pretty close to a (probably unfamiliar) dog... Loose leash? Why? I know Molly and I hope all goes well with that part of the test. Well, when I read it I just kinda assumed that pulling would get the...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 21, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ? on heartworm preventative - generic version
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Check the details. It has the same active ingredient, so if it's the same dose, it should be equivalent. The one thing you can be sure they won't do as well would be product support if you ever had to call the company with a question or if your dog happened to get heartworm anyway. Most of the big c...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 21, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Flea and Tick Preventative
Replies: 13
Views: 1413

Just be careful about Advantix if you have cats. Cats can get toxicity just by rubbing against a dog who has recently been treated with Advantix. Another good way to go that may be cheaper (I haven't priced it...) would be to use a combo of Capstar and Program or Sentinel (Sentinel also does heartwo...
by ZiggysMom
Wed May 21, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Canine Good Citizen
Replies: 36
Views: 1037

oooo I just read the standards, and he'd have to stay loose-leash while getting up pretty close to a (probably unfamiliar) dog... The rest of the test we already have in the bag. This part will take a lot of work, or semi-cheating (like taking a class where the test is at the end of it so by the tim...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Canine Good Citizen
Replies: 36
Views: 1037

Do you know how much dog-tolerance you need to pass the CGC? Ziggy would do it super-easily if he could do it with no other dogs around, but I think he'd need more practice to stay calm and not pull if he was in a room full of dogs. He is easily controllable and will stop pulling, but getting him to...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Best treats when training?
Replies: 17
Views: 655

I know Ziggy would prefer I use real meat or cheese! My biggest objection to that is that I get greasy fingers, and the cheese tends to get sort of gooey if it's hot out. My treat choice is more of a convenience for me (Ziggy says I'm selfish)
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: question about spaying and weight?
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Most of the studies done show that too much weight is a bigger problem. This is because having a uterus and hormones and heat cycles uses energy, so spayed females actually have lower daily calorie requirements than unspayed. This means that if you feed them the same amount as an intact female and d...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Poor Tully (she's so mortified!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

still a darn sight better than a pyometra.
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Best treats when training?
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Bil-Jac liver treats are my favorite. They're easy to handle and not greasy like using actual meat, but the dogs love them so they count for much higher value than a kibble. They come in a "small dog" size now (yay! Ask and ye shall receive!) that is about the same size as a kibble and mak...
by ZiggysMom
Tue May 20, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Biking
Replies: 9
Views: 382

My best advice is to always make sure you have good brakes, and if you ever go very fast, swap the brake cables so that the left hand does the rear brake. That way if your right hand needs to be handling the leash, you're not slamming on your front brakes at speed if something were to happen.

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