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by mtlu
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 4020

Re: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?

Misskiwi67 thanks for those articles. I've done a little bit more reading and it does sound like a wonder-supplement, used to also treat depression in addition to liver support and arthritis. Quick question for you, are there effective non-opioid pain relievers available for dogs? Apparently, SAM-e...
by mtlu
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 4020

SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?

I'm wondering if anyone here is (or has) given their dogs SAM-e. In my beginning research of it, it seems to be mainly used for support of liver function but I'm seeing it recommended for arthritis support also. Molly is in some early stage of developing arthritis - not a shock given her history of ...
by mtlu
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How should I handle this?
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: How should I handle this?

I can relate to this very much because Molly is sound sensitive and also soft in temperament. Our previous upstairs neighbors were very noisy (their dog would chase their two cats) and despite many notes and conversations, they could not alter their behavior and we could not do anything during the d...
by mtlu
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Healthy treats
Replies: 9
Views: 4635

Re: Healthy treats

I just bought a box these last week while picking up some dog food at a local pet store: http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/products/beams/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They are pretty tough and meant to be something for dogs to...
by mtlu
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: What is this?

Could it be a sling for wearing/carrying a very small dog?
by mtlu
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Foster dog, chewing, eating poop, no manners
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Foster dog, chewing, eating poop, no manners

As for the class, how would the rescue feel about requiring enrollment in an obedience class with the adoption? The municipal shelter we adopted Molly from required that we show proof of enrollment in a class before releasing her to us. That meant I had to sign up and pay $200 for the class even bef...
by mtlu
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Resource Sharing?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Resource Sharing?

Some dogs can share toys. Molly used to have playdates with a GSP and they would bring sticks to each other and chew on the same stick. Sometimes, if they got tired of fetch (they would both chase after the same rope toy), they would lay down side by side and chew on the same rope together. Molly ha...
by mtlu
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Low Fat Food Choices
Replies: 29
Views: 12498

Re: Low Fat Food Choices

I need to thank El_EmDubya also for the very good info on rebuilding gut flora/GI issues. Molly is about halfway through a 90-day course of broad spectrum antibiotic for a condition totally unrelated to what is affecting Capone and Tux but that will be the longest time she has ever been on antibioti...
by mtlu
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Low Fat Food Choices
Replies: 29
Views: 12498

Re: Low Fat Food Choices

I haven't tried Acana Light & Fit but Molly has been eating different formulas of Acana Singles for a while now. Unfortunately, I don't think the protein:fat ratio will work for Capone's issues but the Light & Fit has a better profile. The crude protein is higher in the Light & Fit (35% ...
by mtlu
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Low Fat Food Choices
Replies: 29
Views: 12498

Re: Low Fat Food Choices

Are his issues related to fat content in the food or to the amount of calories/cup? If it's caloric, then simply feeding less would be the solution but if it's fat content, then you would need to examine the crude protein to fat ratios of each food.
by mtlu
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: beginner
Replies: 50
Views: 10727

Re: beginner

It's fine for you to not care what your local authorities say but if there is a ban in your area, your dogs may be taken from you and euthanized; the puppies you sell to others in your area could also get caught and be euthanized. How is this any better than a shelter that euthanizes dogs after four...
by mtlu
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello - Help with Pharaoh Pit Mix
Replies: 4
Views: 3179

Re: Hello - Help with Pharaoh Pit Mix

You should also request a new lease agreement to be drawn up by the management of the apartment complex to include this particular dog. When we adopted our dog, we created an addendum to our lease agreement with our landlord and negotiated a fair pet deposit which we paid and both we and our landlor...
by mtlu
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dogs that bite - a debate about training or lack of
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Dogs that bite - a debate about training or lack of

What does lack of respect of all humans mean? How does one teach that to a dog (or any other animal, or human being, for that matter)? I can and have worked with my dog to let her know that things like jumping up on people is unacceptable behavior; accidentally getting my hand with her teeth while p...
by mtlu
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Favorite winter doggie clothes?
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Favorite winter doggie clothes?

I love Hurtta Collection dog clothes (and other stuff they have too): http://www.hurttacollection.com/en/ Quite expensive, but very durable and high quality. Yes! And they finally have distributors in the US! I'm trying to decide which one to get for Molly :) Molly also has two coats from RC Pets (...
by mtlu
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: BARFING several times today = blockage?
Replies: 15
Views: 8090

Re: BARFING several times today = blockage?

Aww, I hope Ruby bounces back to her old self super fast!

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