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by pitgrrl
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions for all of you BARF feeders....
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

K thanks for clarifying that for me :)....I found a list online of different fruits and veggies, might try them, do you have to puree it? Or can you feed it whole? Dogs can't really effectively digest veggies if you don't puree, juice or cook them. I give whole veggies as treats, but I doubt the do...
by pitgrrl
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions for all of you BARF feeders....
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

The main thing that confuses me, I thin the percentages were something like 80%raw, 10% bone, 5% organs and 5% veggies/fruits. Somewhere on the border of that, does it mean in those breakdowns every day, or just for the whole week. I am just confused on quanity, like should I feed chicken one day? ...
by pitgrrl
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Max grew another lump, the vet mentioned the C word
Replies: 199
Views: 17498

I'm so sorry it wasn't a baby gremlin. :frown: In case this helps at all, when Streets had a mast cell tumor removed the nutritionist/homeopath/naturopath type person I was consulting with suggested adding chlorella to his diet and taking him off all grains. Slippery elm would probably be good for n...
by pitgrrl
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Not good news...
Replies: 78
Views: 18402

How big is it? Streets had a mast cell tumor removed a year and a half ago from his side. It was just a simple removal done by my regular vet, with only local anesthetic even. It was sent to the pathologist to be graded, but that was pretty much the end of the story. I wish you guys the best luck po...
by pitgrrl
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What's wrong with this dog? (pic)
Replies: 11
Views: 1397

It almost looks like something was tied around the muzzle too tight, causing wounds and then infection and swelling. :dunno:
by pitgrrl
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Thyroid Tests
Replies: 26
Views: 3318

Any results yet?
by pitgrrl
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question for BARF feeders
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

I'd try out a small amount first, but many people do feed entire meals of tripe as part of a larger, more varied diet.

As was mentioned though, people are referring the green tripe, not the bleached variety which is found in grocery stores.
by pitgrrl
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: BARF - Feeding ground chicken back vs whole chicken backs
Replies: 5
Views: 828

I think feeding ground you'll miss out on the teeth cleaning, physical and mental exercise of feeding larger pieces of meat. That said, I don't think it's a terrible thing to feed some ground if that's what works for you. It's unclear from your post, however, if you've worked out the bone:meat:organ...
by pitgrrl
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Raw temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 962

I don't know about digestibility, but if fed anything frozen, my dogs will vomit it back up pretty quick :dunno:
by pitgrrl
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: For those of you that DON'T feed raw....
Replies: 247
Views: 33447

We've had quite a few threads debating the pros and cons of feeding raw. There's also quite a strong raw feeding contingent on this forum, many threads discussing the hows and whys and a sticky which is pretty active. All this to say, those members who have been here for a bit of time and continue t...
by pitgrrl
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: shivering = muscle cramps?
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Basil and Streets have gotten back leg muscle cramps a few times, usually after the first snow, but what it's looked like is more stiffness and a bit of weirdness while walking. Not to say that Molly would react identically, but I thought I'd mention it for whatever it's worth. On a totally unrelate...
by pitgrrl
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: A little advise please.
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

I've always, with both wounds resulting from accidents and the one surgical wound I've dealt with, been advised and found it to be most conducive to healing to allow the area as much time uncovered as possible. I usually like to avoid using antibiotic ointments unless there's really a need and inste...
by pitgrrl
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: NEED HELP FAST--my dog bit through a battery.
Replies: 17
Views: 11284

How much salt did you actually give? Was it in fact 4 tablespoons as you posted before? Could you see how much is left in the shaker and estimate from that how much you gave? According to a study of cases at the APCC of homemade playdoh ingestion, a dose of salt >1.9 g/kg can be toxic and >4 g/kg ca...
by pitgrrl
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: NEED HELP FAST--my dog bit through a battery.
Replies: 17
Views: 11284

This is info that Misskiwi kindly looked up for me a couple of years back when one of my dogs had a little incident with salt. According to a study of cases at the APCC of homemade playdoh ingestion, a dose of salt >1.9 g/kg can be toxic and >4 g/kg can be lethal. 15 ml of salt weighs about 18 g. So...
by pitgrrl
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: NEED HELP FAST--my dog bit through a battery.
Replies: 17
Views: 11284

I would really stop giving him things. You can make things worse and as was mentioned, depending on what the dog ate, making them vomit is not always the best course of action. Take a deep breath, try to think clearly and logically and call your closest ER/24H vet clinic and/or the poison control li...

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