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Choosing the Right Dog > Running partner/family pet for first-time dog owners
Charlie Pete

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Barked: Mon Apr 1, '13 9:31am PST 
I've got no good advice to offer here....I have two mixed breed mutts (that I adore). But just wanted to chime in that I love the way you are carefully considering this and making an informed choice. We should all be so wise.
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Raw Food Diet > Pig's feet
JessAnneMari- eLouise

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Barked: Sat Mar 9, '13 2:24pm PST 
Trotters = Toothbrush!! laugh out loud

My two quite enjoy a trotter on occasion. Indeed a lot of bony bits but also good tendons...does quite a job of cleaning teeth. I've not had problems with chipped teeth. I think these are all in all softer than some other bones.
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Raw Food Diet > Throwing up every morning

Charlie Pete

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Barked: Mon Jan 28, '13 2:12pm PST 
....and we are grateful for that every morning we wake up. smile
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Raw Food Diet > Throwing up every morning

Charlie Pete

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Barked: Sun Jan 27, '13 10:16pm PST 
I'll leave this to Duke for his good answer. Thanks. We live in NZ so might not have the same brands available.
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Raw Food Diet > Throwing up every morning

Charlie Pete

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Barked: Thu Jan 24, '13 8:12pm PST 
Hi there

I dont consider myself expert at raw feeding but I do have a bit of experience with this. My boy Charlie-Pete does this after eating bone and recently had a pretty nasty episode of something getting stuck. I had a long chat with a vet who strongly supports and advocates raw. She said that this indicated that the flora in his gut was not well enough balanced to be able to fully digest the bone so that after a while he had digested everything else, but would need to vomit up the residual bone. So she recommended starting him on probiotics. Hes been on these for about 3 weeks now...in another week or so I'll try giving him bone again to see if it works. But it's something you might want to think about.
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Raw Food Diet > chicken backs
Charlie Pete

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Barked: Wed Jan 16, '13 12:11pm PST 
Hey Maxwell.....we got LOTS of lamb shanks for you down here!! No shortages in NZ laugh out loud
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Raw Food Diet > need a bit of advice please

JessAnneMari- eLouise

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Barked: Sat Jan 12, '13 4:56pm PST 
Thanks so much for responding Maxwell. You've got so much knowledge in all of this. I know I dont have her on pure rabbit, but I just didnt think I could keep only rabbit and keep her healthy. So she gets tripe (she tends to get constipated and the vet suggested this) and a bit of organ supplement. I was interested that Maxwell reacted to sardines. In hindsight her last ear flareup was immediately following one or two meals of sardines in a few days. I'll read your post again more carefully (wish you could read a post and respond to it at the same time) and follow up on that. Thanks again.
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Food & Nutrition > need a bit of advice please

JessAnneMari- eLouise

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Barked: Sat Jan 12, '13 4:28pm PST 
Hi everyone...hope you will forgive me for cross posting. I also put this in raw forum. But thought there might be other folks here that dont go to raw forum who could guide me.

My Sweet Jessie is a 10 year old shepherd/retriever mix. She has had chronic, wretched, horrible food allergies that result in ear infections and make her pretty miserable. When I switched her to raw about two years ago, I saw a dramatic improvement in her ears, but didnt clear it up entirely. My vet suggested keeping her only on rabbit/hare. This has also helped a bit more. But the problem is that rabbit is such a lean meat that I am struggling to keep weight on her. Since I have started her on only rabbit, she has dropped about 4 kg off her usual 28 kg weight. Anyone have any suggestions for something I could add to her diet that she might tolerate but if fairly 'fatty'? I thought about making her some satin balls, but would want to leave out the grains. Does anyone know a recipe for satin balls that does not include grain? Meat, cream cheese, peanut butter...something like that? What about duck fat? Any thoughts from all of you with great experience? Oh she currently eats a little over a kilo a day and is always hungry and ready for another meal. I also add in tripe to her diet every few days, an occasional mackeral or other fish and some organ meat. But the bulk of her diet is rabbit/hare
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Raw Food Diet > Lots of allergies = too expensive // PLEASE help with options // he's suffering

JessAnneMari- eLouise

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Barked: Sat Jan 12, '13 3:26pm PST 
HI there....I've got an allergic dog as well. We are doing reasonably well on mostly rabbit and hare. It really does make a difference. I know it can be expensive, but to follow up on what Max said: before we started raw, I easily spent 1-2 thousand a year on vet bills. We were ALWAYS at the vet and she was always on meds. We were considering a $4000 surgery to remove her badly infected ears since we couldnt clean them up. Then some brilliant Vet FINALLY suggested it was a food allergy. Dont know why it took so long to figure that out. So I may pay more for food for her, but I'm way better off in the long run.
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Raw Food Diet > need a bit of advice please
JessAnneMari- eLouise

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Barked: Sat Jan 12, '13 3:18pm PST 
HI everyone. Have a bit of a problem I need to sort out. My Sweet Jessie is a 10 year old shepherd/retriever mix. She has had chronic, wretched, horrible food allergies that result in ear infections and make her pretty miserable. When I switched her to raw about two years ago, I saw a dramatic improvement in her ears, but didnt clear it up entirely. My vet suggested keeping her only on rabbit/hare. This has also helped a bit more. But the problem is that rabbit is such a lean meat that I am struggling to keep weight on her. Since I have started her on only rabbit, she has dropped about 4 kg off her usual 28 kg weight. Anyone have any suggestions for something I could add to her diet that she might tolerate but if fairly 'fatty'? I thought about making her some satin balls, but would want to leave out the grains. What about duck fat? Any thoughts from all of you with great experience? Oh she currently eats a little over a kilo a day and is always hungry and ready for another meal. I also add in tripe to her diet every few days, an occasional mackeral or other fish and some organ meat. But the bulk of her diet is rabbit/hare
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