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by damienApbt
Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: ear gunk
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

yeah its usually allergy related. My boy rod gets ear infections some times. I have a large bottle of ear cleaner from the vet and some ointment. There really is no other way to clear it up. It usually requires twice a day application for as long as the problem lasts. But once you have the medicatio...
by damienApbt
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: who grinds there raw up
Replies: 11
Views: 1268

I was just curious to what kind of grinder to are using i think it would also be easier to make a large batch and the to freeze it similair to NV and then to use what you need daily to get a grinder that grinds bones will be expensive. Meat grinders are one thing, but you would need a commercial li...
by damienApbt
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble
Replies: 39
Views: 5229

rod used to eat chicken thighs with the bone. I got sick of it. I'll go with the wings diet.
Perdue or Tyson are ok? or should I try something a bit more organic?
by damienApbt
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble
Replies: 39
Views: 5229

Unfortunately, Olive, who weighs in at 33lbs eats as much as Rod does, who is about 52lb, and still manages to maintain her girlish figure. Damn her high metabolism. Um, probably should have warned you about that, eh? lol Little piglet lol Try the Prairie, what have you got to lose? or the chicken....
by damienApbt
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble
Replies: 39
Views: 5229

Have you had either of them tested for environmental allergies? My girl Sidda has horrible allergies (no improvement on raw) and finally after trying different things for her, we had her tested and put her on allergen shots. They have helped tremendously, but she still has issues from time to time....
by damienApbt
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: who grinds there raw up
Replies: 11
Views: 1268

I feed pre-ground/mix NV brand. The only problem, besides their food allergies, is that without the bones to crunch on, they have some serious rank breath and the tartar builds up pretty quick.
by damienApbt
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble
Replies: 39
Views: 5229

SO over the skin prob. maybe switch back to kibble

I've been super busy guys, so I've been MIA lately. However Rod's skin issues have yet to be resolved. The red feet from licking, which started when I switched his raw diets, have not gotten better since I switched back to beef. May be they changed an ingredient or something. I know, I should try a ...
by damienApbt
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5971

I think Rod imight be allergic to the pumpkin. We had a bunch of people over last night, with snacks, so he may have eaten something then. But yesterday after he ate with the pumpkin, he broke out in hives. Although I didn't feed it to him last night or this morning, and it looks like he got bite by...
by damienApbt
Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5971

those 100% Beef (etc) grinds are new. I 'll have to look into them again. I was feeding the chubs before. But they all say Intended for Supplemental Feeding (Not a Complete Diet) thats why I kept with NV, because it was more complete. Is it enough just to have the beef grind? http://www.primalpetfoo...
by damienApbt
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5971

the vet did mention pumpkin. Thats a good idea. I'll switch them back to the beef and give the pumpkin a try.
Do you think canned pumpkin would do the trick, or is there a better way?
Also would just a table spoon be good?
by damienApbt
Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5971

As I said before I use NV raw diets. They do use salmon oil and olive oil, in all the diets, except organic chix. However rod did not have any problems on the beef except for an anal gland issue. When he was on organic chix and now lamb.. his foot licking has exploded. eta: that "as I said befo...
by damienApbt
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5971

no we dont have ac. Its not really humid at all here. I can't figure it out. He doesn't leave his paws alone. I give them benadryl each day but that only helps with the bumpy dry skin. I still have yet to figure out this foot licking issue.
by damienApbt
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5971

well olive is doing ok on the lamb mix. But Rod's feet licking has gotten worse, his paws are turning red. This sucks. Rod did well on the beef formula but had his butt issues much too often.
by damienApbt
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5971

well, neither of them get anything to eat except the dog food. I switched them off the chix because rod started to show immediate signs of food allergy. his feet were turning red from excesive licking w/in the first week. Hopefully I can have them on the same food. Rod''s had some issues with chix i...
by damienApbt
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: interesting visit to new vet
Replies: 44
Views: 5971

well they've been on the chicken for almost a week. Rod's butt problems seem to have subsided but has gone back to foot licking. Baylee is still itchy but the pink has gone away. I have to at least get Rod of the organic chicken.

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