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by turtle
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Killing Our pets with every meal.....
Replies: 124
Views: 119402

Re: Killing Our pets with every meal.....

When I look at a dry food, I want to see as much meat as possible in the first 5 ingredients. Meat or meat meal and not a rice or grain is what I want to see listed, but remember fresh meat has a lot of water so when it is cooked and processed, it loses some of the bulk, meat meal is cooked so has m...
by turtle
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bloody diarrhea, raw diet, please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 3342

Re: Bloody diarrhea, raw diet, please help!

How is Molly doing now?

I hope she is better. It is hard to say if her loose stools could be from the raw chicken or from her meds from the surgery.

It does take some time for their system to get used to eating the raw and sharp bones could be a problem if she was not chewing them properly.
by turtle
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Molly has a MCT near a lymph node
Replies: 4
Views: 2919

Re: Molly has a MCT near a lymph node

Ouch! She’s had a rough time the last few days… How is she today? Yes cooked chicken is bland and should help her system settle down, You could add some cooked white rice to the cooked chicken too, chicken and rice is easy on the stomach. If it is a minor problem that should get her back to normal i...
by turtle
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fish Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Re: Fish Oil

I like to give wild Alaska salmon oil over fish oil and it really has helped my old dog's skin. I buy it from this trapping place for $27.95 a gallon and their salmon oil is very high quality -- http://dakotalinesnares.com/store/index.php?cPath=30_110" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; T...
by turtle
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 17943

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

I would have added this on to the other post but no Edit button.... This is a good article on doing a homemade raw diet -- http://dogaware.com/articles/wdjhomemade2.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It talks about the things to add to the raw meaty bones to get a more balanced diet...
by turtle
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 17943

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

Another useful link which has most of the raw food markers listed with info about each food -- http://dogaware.com/diet/rawfoods.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I am sure there are other articles on that site about raw feeding so it is worth taking a look. I also will do the same...
by turtle
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 17943

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

I know many people who feed WalMart chicken quarters and they are a good value for the price. I fed my old dog grocery store chicken thighs for years and those were $1 a pound or less. When I had chicken quarters, I cut them in half so they were not so big and it made them easier for my dog to chew ...
by turtle
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 17943

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

Yes, a raw diet will usually help with allergies and such. There are many raw pet food makers out there so take your time and look into the ones you want to try. You can also try grocery store meats and look for local farms too. I am sorry the lump on her leg is a mast cell tumor. Best to get it rem...
by turtle
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: High liver values - Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Re: High liver values - Please help!

I am glad I could help. Yes, I was really worried when my old girl had her ALT at 1900, that was scary high. She is doing pretty well these days and her ALT has remained around 300 now. The SAMe is good stuff, it did help her. The one for dogs is Denosyl and I give her that and I also use a human SA...
by turtle
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Blue Ridge Beef
Replies: 4
Views: 6138

Re: Blue Ridge Beef

Interesting info…. I know many kibble manufacturers will use deceased animals from farms and even road kill. Some poor quality kibbles will even use euthanized animals from shelters in their foods. Kibble is cooked so people don’t always realize what ingredients go into it. There are many other raw ...
by turtle
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: High liver values - Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Re: High liver values - Please help!

My old dog also has very high liver numbers, she is now 12 yrs going on 13 yrs. Back in 2012 her ALT was over 1900 which is way high. Your old girl’s ALT of 139 is not any where near that high so I would not worry too much. Here is the 2012 thread on her troubles which might help you – http://www.pi...
by turtle
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 9936

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

Much of what the dogs eat is actually hormone/antibiotic free, though certainly not all. I'm very VERY lucky to have great, affordable sources and local farmers who work with me. But that's actually a really good point, and something I may investigate further. One has a dietary intolerance to chick...
by turtle
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 7807

Re: Vaccination protocol

Once the series of puppy shots were done, I went to the 3 year vaccination schedule. I never did the shot for kennel cough since there are so many varieties of it that the shot usually does not make much difference, plus I was not boarding my dog. Once my dog was over 8 years of age, I did the rabie...
by turtle
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 9936

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

My understanding with kelp is that you want to use it a few times a. Week if you're feeding a commercial diet; daily is fine if homemade. We actually have been using Solid Gold Seameal lately, which is a number of different seaweeds and may be ok to use daily with kibble... The probiotic that we ha...
by turtle
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 9936

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

Just to add to your reading... http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The healthier their skin is (fats help with that) the better the skin functions as a barrier to pests and allergens. We do coconut oil, plus salmon ...

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