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by chewbecca
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about food for Ophie and Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Question about food for Ophie and Luke

Well, Ophie surely isn't growing fast at ALL. lol Her neck has grown 1 1/2" since we got her. And her head is growing, too. And I think Luke is growing a lot, too. But I think he's part moose. But I've been feeding the large breed puppy food since I got them. I do, however, use grain-free kibb...
by chewbecca
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about food for Ophie and Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Question about food for Ophie and Luke

Well, Ophie surely isn't growing fast at ALL. lol Her neck has grown 1 1/2" since we got her. And her head is growing, too. And I think Luke is growing a lot, too. But I think he's part moose. But I've been feeding the large breed puppy food since I got them. I do, however, use grain-free kibbl...
by chewbecca
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about food for Ophie and Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Question about food for Ophie and Luke

oh goody!
Now I don't feel so bad!
They're doing so well on the food, I'm so glad I don't need to switch them! :))
by chewbecca
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Question about food for Ophie and Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Question about food for Ophie and Luke

I am currently feeding Fromm's Puppy Gold Large Breed Puppy. I was told by my vet that any dog that is expected to be over 50 lbs. is considered a large breed dog. Is this correct? What would be the downfall to feeding a non-large breed puppy large breed puppy food? Would they not get enough calcium...
by chewbecca
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Nature's Variety Instinct Duck Meal & Turkey Meal
Replies: 22
Views: 1570

Re: Nature's Variety Instinct Duck Meal & Turkey Meal

I'd give the Royal Canin foods a look if I were you. They are a decent food, and they have some real simplistic diets with ONE protein source. The vet clinic that we do our puppy training classes at offers it. I was SHOCKED to see a vet offering Royal Canin instead of Science Diet. I wish you luck. ...
by chewbecca
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treadmill age
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: Treadmill age

I don't know HOW you all have time for more than 2 dogs! roflmao

My two keep me busy ENOUGH throughout the day, I couldn't imagine handling more than that right now!

Bless both of you!
by chewbecca
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treadmill age
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: Treadmill age

Feel free to train the pup to the treadmill, but absolutely no enforced or structured excercise and no running until the bone plates have closed at 8-12 months of age! Do you mean no running on a manual treadmill (where they'd be forced to use their muscle a bit more strenuously)? Because I run my ...
by chewbecca
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treadmill age
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: Treadmill age

Adrianne- I would not walk a tiny, just-old-enough-to-leave-the-litter-puppy on a treadmill. I'd wait a few months. Proudmommy77 is a good one to ask about puppies and treadmills. :)) Mine get short walks during the day because my allergies are sooooo god awful this summer, and then I give them time...
by chewbecca
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy teeth
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Puppy teeth

I found TWO canines!
I think Luke lost one and Ophie lost one.
And, yes, I kept them. :))
by chewbecca
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy teeth
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Puppy teeth

(red REALLY shows up on puppies)



That SHOULD be, "red really shows up on white puppies"
by chewbecca
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Puppy teeth
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Puppy teeth

So, I was in the office with both puppies, allowing them their morning wrestle fest, and everything is going good (I always supervise). Then I hear a "Yelp!" which I assume is Ophie because she's very vocal and yelps over the most minor things (think Drama Queen). I separate them, to see b...
by chewbecca
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Homemade semi-moist treats
Replies: 22
Views: 3774

Re: Homemade semi-moist treats

I'll have to try that trick, Sharon!
Thanks!
Ophie would move MOUNTAINS for hotdogs. I can get her to do just about anything.
And Luke, well, Luke would eat peanut butter all day long if I gave it to him.

Does anyone have a simple peanut butter treat recipe?
by chewbecca
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kibble help
Replies: 73
Views: 4569

Re: Kibble help

Yes, water is key.
It breaks up the ash content (which is actually the left over minerals after the kibble has been incinerated) so that it makes it easier for the kidneys to process.
by chewbecca
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kibble help
Replies: 73
Views: 4569

Re: Kibble help

See, I have a lot to consider for my dogs' future diet once they are not puppies anymore. If it wasn't so dang expensive, I'd just put them both on a pre-made raw diet. And canned can get quite expensive as well. But I don't foresee myself doing a ton of cooking up meat for them for training treats,...
by chewbecca
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kibble help
Replies: 73
Views: 4569

Re: Kibble help

BTW all; I've decided to go with Fromm; the four-star gourmet line http://www.frommfamily.com/products-fs-d.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Which formula did you decide to go with? We tried the grain-free surf and turf on Ella, and her stools were too soft for my liking, so we to...

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