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by Amie
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Petey the Pit
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Wow - Petey could be Oscar's brother - he's a little younger, but very similar coloring, and not far from the location where we found Os (we're in Baltimore)!

Welcome to you and Petey - have fun here!
by Amie
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Weight Fluctuation
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Weight Fluctuation

Another thread sparked this thought. Many of us know our dogs will gain a little weight over the winter because of less exercise (and all those holidays). But how much is too much for them to be fluctuating? As an example, Oscar weighed 48 pounds in the spring. We did switch his diet (to raw) and he...
by Amie
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: It can't taste THAT good!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 198

It can't taste THAT good!!!

I don't know if this belongs in Health or Behavior, but in the past week Oscar has developed the ever so charming habit of licking his rear. No. Not licking. Slurping. And I think he's got a mic because the volume he's getting is just not natural. This is a new behavior, and he's been on "bed r...
by Amie
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: question about wieght
Replies: 17
Views: 823

APBT is a naturally slim breed - it doesn't sound like he's underweight.

Is it just an aesthetic thing that makes you want the extra weight? Do you just think he'd look better? Or am I misreading your description and you think he's too far underweight to be healthy?
by Amie
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What treats
Replies: 8
Views: 481

I just tried some liver treats that look like oyster crackers. I bought them at Trader Joes, and Oscar does like them, but if he's excited (which is 90% of the time) then he forgets to chew, and they come popping out a second later. If you have a calmer dog they might be good - pretty big bag for ab...
by Amie
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Well, we had our one-week follow up today. He did really well - he generally has to be muzzled at the vet, but we've been working really hard on that, and got a lot farther than he has in the past before the issue came up, and when it came up, they were being (understandably) overly cautious - he le...
by Amie
Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How and when can we start our pit on a raw diet?
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Did you read this? http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18048 She's too young to start with serious weight training - you can get her used to harnesses and things, but you want to make sure she's fully developed before you put any undue stress on her body. So I don't see why you couldn't move...
by Amie
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is it healthier?
Replies: 27
Views: 1287

Yes! Thank you for asking! Keep in mind that just because she's adorable and sweet, her pups will not be carbon copies of her - no more than you are exactly like both your parents! Here's more info on breeding: http://www.pbrc.net/breeding.html http://www.geocities.com/bluegracepwd/virtualbreeding.h...
by Amie
Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Drinking A LOT!
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Did they leave the number of their vet (assuming it's different than your own regular vet)?

I think I'd call and ask to speak with the vet, and explain the problem. See what they think, and ask if they can defer billing to the owner.
by Amie
Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: extremely... looose.. stools..
Replies: 11
Views: 682

I think he's beautiful, and I'd love to hear more of his story! And I don't have any specific help for you, but wanted to point out that in every instance of my animals, the recommended amount of food from the manufacturer has been WAY more than they needed (though not necessarily more than they wou...
by Amie
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The best dog food money can buy
Replies: 47
Views: 3727

Raw is BARF - Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones And Raw Food It's easy once you're used to it, but I'm not sure I'd want my puppy to be my test subject - a grown dog can deal with a slight imbalance of nutrients while I'm learning, but a pup really needs to get everything right. That said, ...
by Amie
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fruits and Veggies?
Replies: 14
Views: 667

pblove wrote:Oscar shoudl be getting a variety of veggies in his K-9 Kravings too!


Oh, I know - I was looking for treat type things, thinking I might get to "levels" of treats for training.
:thumbsup:

Great list - thanks!
by Amie
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fruits and Veggies?
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Fruits and Veggies?

Before we went to a raw diet, Oscar was incredibly picky about eating - wouldn't eat anything not dog or cat food (cat food is better, any dog will tell you that). But since going raw, I'm seeing a little more interest in food for him, and I'd like to provide snacks of fruit and veggies. What are yo...
by Amie
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cranberry Juice
Replies: 5
Views: 342

My cats like cranberries and cranberry juice - I give it to them during higher stress times, to help prevent UTIs, which can be deadly, particularly in male cats.

In a quick google, I just found this site: http://www.cranpup.com/
by Amie
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Have you heard of this food, it looks amazing
Replies: 11
Views: 774

I saw that - it was actually harder to find actual details on the product then it was to find out how to sell it yourself. Well, you've said money is no object, so don't let the "business opportunity" color your decision. If that's the food you decide to go with, it looks okay - not amazin...

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