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by amalie79
Sun May 13, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Good News :)
Replies: 39
Views: 10266

Re: Good News :)

If you feed at set times instead of leaving it out all day, you can soak the kibble to make it softer and easier to eat. Can also make the food smellier, gravier, and overall more enticing for picky eaters.
by amalie79
Sun May 13, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this a good quality Dog food.
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: Is this a good quality Dog food.

I'm pretty sure all the South Carolina foods have been pulled from shelves.
by amalie79
Sat May 12, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this a good quality Dog food.
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: Is this a good quality Dog food.

And just a reminder-- if you switch, especially since your pup's been having tummy troubles, do it gradually over the course of several days. Mix in a little of the new kibble with the old on the first day; on the second day, make it a little more of the new and a little less of the old, and so on, ...
by amalie79
Sat May 12, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Is this a good quality Dog food.
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: Is this a good quality Dog food.

I already posted on the other thread-- this is almost exactly the same as the ones I broke down in that posting for cost, and I would say it's better than Dog Chow. :)
by amalie79
Sat May 12, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Good News :)
Replies: 39
Views: 10266

Re: Good News :)

Yep-- when I was feeding all kibble, my very active two 45lb pit bulls and my lazy 65lb lab all ate the same amount-- 2 cups a day of Taste of the Wild (1 in the AM, 1 in the PM). If you're getting Dog Chow at 50lbs for $20, then you're paying 40ยข/lb, and feeding 4 cups per day. If you feed a food t...
by amalie79
Sat May 12, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Good News :)
Replies: 39
Views: 10266

Re: Good News :)

The Purina web site recommends 3 or so large cans per day for a mediumish sized dog. At that price, you can get a great dry dog food.

What does your dog weigh, and approximately how many cups of food do you feed per day?
by amalie79
Sat May 12, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Good News :)
Replies: 39
Views: 10266

Re: Good News :)

Something worth remembering in the future, too, is that often the foods that are a few steps up from Purina (like Kirkland's, Diamond Naturals, even Taste of the Wild, etc.) are higher calorie or at the very least more nutritionally dense-- so that even though they are more expensive, you feed less ...
by amalie79
Thu May 10, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OMG - the shedding!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3880

Re: OMG - the shedding!!

Thanks for the feedback - I like that red 'curry' brush shape... Might look for something like that. I've already tasted the coconut oil -- YUM -- would it be too much 'oil' to feed a TBL/day on top of the 2 fish oil tabs I already feed? I've wondered the same thing... The way I've been handling it...
by amalie79
Thu May 10, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OMG - the shedding!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3880

Re: OMG - the shedding!!

I started with just a little coconut oil on their meals-- like 1/2 tsp maybe, once a day. Then I worked up to roughly a tablespoon once a day over the course of a few days. They gobble it up, and then I get to lick the spoon. :) And I cook with it myself, since it has no cholesterol (it doesn't make...
by amalie79
Thu May 10, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: OMG - the shedding!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3880

Re: OMG - the shedding!!

I've never found a good brush-- and how awfula re those little heairs when they get stuck in your foot!! it's like the worst splinter in the world!-- but do you ever feed coconut oil? River sheds like crazy, but she seems to be doing so less lately, since I introduced coconut oil to her diet...
by amalie79
Tue May 08, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Collars in Rally Advanced...
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Collars in Rally Advanced...

We haven't had any problems with ours-- we have Collar Shop collars, but not embroidered ones. When River and I were gearing up to start competing in RN, I had to go BACK to working on a leash because I spent so much time working off leash. I wanted to make sure she didn't have a WTF moment when we ...
by amalie79
Tue May 08, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Collars in Rally Advanced...
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Collars in Rally Advanced...

Is it an indoor or outdoor show? If it's indoor, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I keep the girls' tags on the little clip-on tag holders so that I can take them off right before we go in the ring and put them back on right after. (as an aside, I practice without them, too, just so that they're ...
by amalie79
Tue May 08, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Plastic crates?
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Plastic crates?

I considered something like that... The wire crate she escaped was a pretty flimsy one, really, but I was more worried about the bar chewing. And she outgrew the next one, then this last one it's taken her a long time to make little holes-- and she's yet to escape. But I'm liking this Furrari so far...
by amalie79
Mon May 07, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Plastic crates?
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Plastic crates?

I about choked when I forked over the credit card... however, I'd rather spend $150 upfront than to keep spending $75-100 on kennels that she chews through. Most of the used crates around here are exactly like the ones we had or they're those flimsy Remingtons. Or mostly they're just too small. Peop...
by amalie79
Mon May 07, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Plastic crates?
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Plastic crates?

Went with the Petmate Elite (the renamed Furrari). It definitely feels sturdy. There's a few little plastic lips inside where the latches are that I'm keeping an eye on. Hopefully they are flat enough against the side of the crate that she won't try to chew. Today's her first full crating session in...

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