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by willyg44
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Does anybody have Atopica covered by their pet
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Does anybody have Atopica covered by their pet

Sorry I forgot.. How does it work at the vet? Will they easily prescribe this? Are they going to make me run all kinds of allergy tests first? Can I renew it without another appointment hassle free? I have yet to find a trustworthy vet, and I don't want to do any unnecessary costly things, I'm strap...
by willyg44
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Does anybody have Atopica covered by their pet
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Does anybody have Atopica covered by their pet

Wanted to bump this as I heard of Atopica and was wondering if there were any other success stories? I saw one thread about it, and it seems like just what I need for Leo. He has some pretty bad allergies, lots of bumps and itching, just not comfortable at all it seems. I'm so happy you mentioned th...
by willyg44
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

Woohoo!! Back to normal poops and no waking up to throw up!! :D Thanks for your help. I guess now the question is.. how much liver should I start out giving him? To get him used to it.. I don't want to give him too much again ugh! They were on sale and I have like 10 containers in my freezer so I'd ...
by willyg44
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

as long as he's still full of spunk, eating and drinking well, i'd wait it out. what bit(s) of chicken is he getting? you can always remove the skin for a couple days to see if that helps. his system might just be a bit overwhelmed, see how he does in the next day or two. is he on meds for skin iss...
by willyg44
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

lol ok thanks :) I'll have to see what I can get. So yesterday I just fed him the chicken with no organ meat because when we started feeding raw the first week we did just chicken and he did great, great energy, hard poops, great. So he didn't want to poop the whole day and finally at about 11PM we ...
by willyg44
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

with organ meat (liver especially), start SMALL. add in a tiny bit, and increase that ammount over the next weeks/months. liver should only be about 5% of the diet, so it's not a huge ammount. work up to it tho :) Ok I just got confused, I thought most people did the 80-10-10 ratio? Should I be add...
by willyg44
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

First and foremost I am NOT a nutritionalist....But I do know that organ meat is very rich. Think of eating a 8x8 sheet of fudge.....What would your body do? The Raw diet I feed Bella is mainly Chicken, veggies, supplements, ground nuts. I got the recipe from a dog nutritionalist who had me add org...
by willyg44
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

Well I have a bit of a problem... Leo threw up the last 2 days in the middle of the night, and he has had diarrhea the past 2 days as well. We've just been feeding chicken and egg and he was doing great, hard poops and everything. Then, about 5 days ago we started adding chicken livers for organ mea...
by willyg44
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Don't know how to make her eat slower:(
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Don't know how to make her eat slower:(

I agree on the feed big. Leo learned his 2nd meal of raw with a chicken back. He was so excited and just took a bite or 2 and tried to swallow the whole thing and damn near choked himself! He started coughing it back up and I had to help him take it out his throat, damn dog lol... since then he's be...
by willyg44
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

kaytenmags thanks for the post. I'm on the second week of feeding Leo raw and I'm finding a lot of sources that are saying different things. I guess I'll stick with what is said in this thread, as all of the dogs in this forum seem to be doing fine on raw! I did have another question if someone does...
by willyg44
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

Can anyone tell me if these tips on this site are all factual? Especially the substituting eggs for organ meat? Thanks.
http://www.skansen.com/nutrition/diet.htm
by willyg44
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Can't find a butcher/meat market in FL - Can you help?
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Can't find a butcher/meat market in FL - Can you help?

I've started Leo on raw a week ago with this first week just feeding chicken backs/necks and raw egg a few times. He looooves the raw so far, he goes insane for his meals. But, after I start trying a couple more meats to see what sits well with him, I'll need to have a butcher to get more bulk meats...
by willyg44
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

Woops, forgot to also ask if there was anyone in the North/Central Florida region (I'm in Gainesville) who has a meat supplier? We can't find a local meat market, and are looking for options, thanks!
by willyg44
Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: B.A.R.F. 101
Replies: 1369
Views: 416532

Re: B.A.R.F. 101

We just started feeding raw and Leo goes absolutely nuts for the chicken. I had a question about what was suggested to us from an owner of a pet food store who sells pre packaged raw foods, and feeds her dogs raw meats. She told us since we wanted to start feeding raw, we should start off by just fe...
by willyg44
Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Top 5 Foods
Replies: 821
Views: 361529

Re: Top 5 Foods

We are currently feeding Leo Taste of the Wild and he has been doing great on it for about 6 months. Coat looks great, great energy, poops are nice and firm, and he goes crazy for the venison flavor! We fed him Wellness Core food before and he did great on that too, but the price is about $15 cheape...

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