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Raw Food Diet > what mistakes did you make starting out?
Mikhail (at- Rainbow- Bridge)

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Barked: Wed Nov 7, '12 8:00am PST 
terrific thread! four years of mistakes!
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Food & Nutrition > Anyone have experience with canine IBS?
Mikhail (at- Rainbow- Bridge)

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Barked: Sat Nov 3, '12 3:55am PST 
Miki had Colitis.

He was on a home cooked diet with NO chicken or beef. Lot's of goat meat and vegetables and home-made curd.

But he was still very itchy and regularly had hot spots.

With the help of Dogster and my vet, I gradually switched his morning meals over to raw meat(mainly goat meat).

his itchiness and hot spots went away. his poops were great. and his overall health was fantastic.
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Dog Health > Coconut oil

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Barked: Thu Sep 13, '12 12:38am PST 
i was wondering if feeding a bit of raw coconut every other day would be as beneficial (if not better) as the supplement oil. same wondering for (cooked)fish.
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Behavior & Training > Does diet affect temperament?

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Barked: Sun Jul 15, '12 4:37am PST 
it just seems to me that after putting our adopted 2 and a half year old male lab on a beef diet (from chicken), he's more calm. he's never had any red meat in his previous home.

could be that it's just a coincidence with the time it took for him to settle down with us. he's been with us for almost two months now.

the calmer behavior started about ten days ago - right about the time i started him on 100gms of beef a day(breakfast).
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Behavior & Training > Does diet affect temperament?

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Barked: Fri Jul 13, '12 9:25am PST 
Would a change from cooked chicken to cooked beef in a dog's diet make him more mellow?
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Dog Health > Clinical depression and your dog
Mikhail (at- Rainbow- Bridge)

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Barked: Sun Sep 25, '11 12:43pm PST 
(last post contd..)
your views and experiences.

Your real life stories have given me the confidence to bring a dog into my life again.
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Dog Health > Clinical depression and your dog

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Barked: Sun Sep 25, '11 11:58am PST 
sorry, part of my last post got deleted.

my depression only puts me in very low moods, but i'm always able to do my daily work. which is why i was only worried about him becoming depressed, not neglected.

After reading everyone's thoughts and experiences, i think bringing a dog into my life, would not harm him.


thank you everyone for sharing
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Dog Health > Clinical depression and your dog

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Barked: Sun Sep 25, '11 1:50am PST 
So as I understand it, while dogs may pick up on their owner's sadness or depressed mood, they do not usually suffer from it as a long term mood. so a person suffering from depression probably would not pass on that mood to their dog.
of course each dog is unique, but for the most part, dogs don't get depressed (barring events like death or moving house).
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Dog Health > Clinical depression and your dog

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Barked: Wed Sep 21, '11 4:59am PST 
This topic would probably just generate more questions instead of answers.
Never-the-less, all of you have helped me to kind of 'get a handle on it'.
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Dog Health > Clinical depression and your dog
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Barked: Wed Sep 21, '11 4:49am PST 
Hi Vance. It's good to see an old face. After Miki died, I sort of stopped coming here, so it's kinda like returning home, since all of us care so much for our dogs.

Reading all the posts, especially yours, it seems that how a dog will respond to clinical depression/schizophrenia/bi-polar disorder/etc is probably unique to the dog.

Having said that, for a dog, who seems to be quite sensitive to emotions (like Vance), the effect of living with a clinically depressed/etc person would be unhealthy.

But in Vance's case, could it(reaction to sadness) also be due to his history? If a dog who has gone through a period of domestic instability and rejection be more prone to sadness/depression than a dog who has a happier/more stable history.
Following this thought, a dog like Vance would be terribly unhappy living with a clinically depressed/etc person.

This then brings me to another thought.
While living with a clinically depressed/etc person, would a rescue dog be more prone to depression than a dog who grows up with such a person from puppyhood?
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