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Everything posted by rlwzgd

  1. I'm so sorry! She's running free, now. And living it up, I'm sure.
  2. I've never heard that holistic can't be used with traditional... well ok, I've heard it, I just don't agree with it. We have a vet that does both, on the same dog, in one visit, depending on what is called for by the problem. I'm sorry you had that experience. At least he is getting the care he needs now and you're doing the right thing. I'd say look for a new holistic vet, if there's one in your area.
  3. l-theanine and rescue remedy works well. With Phia, we have a marker word so that she knows what is going on... When we start moving, we say "here we go". To turn left we say "lean right". To turn right we say "lean left". To stop we say "whoa"... She had been in cars quite a bit before going blind and knows that something awesome waits on the other side, so she wasn't stressed... Maybe adding words to the trip will help...
  4. Right, but is the fur stained because the urine is that color or just from the amount of time she's had trouble... I usually try to get my pups to pee on a surface (rock hard dirt, usually, or gravel) once a week so I can check the color. Maybe try something like that? Maybe I'm wrong, but TotW is about 370kcal/cup... You are only feeding her 500kcal/day? I think my guys eat more than that, but they also play with each other quite a bit. I understood your first post to mean that you only fed raw chicken parts, too. Given that you meant in addition to kibble, it's probably fine, though bone every day is taxing on them (constipating + a lot of calcium). It's been years since I did research. I think I remember too much calcium causing stones, but I'd have to go back and check. I settled on no more than 10% bone, ground into the meat and haven't changed it since. We do supplement with the occasional whole egg (shell and all) and antlers as the nutritionist I used to speak with wasn't convinced they were getting enough calcium. He was happy with 2 additional egg shells/week. Other than that, we rotate protein weekly, whatever I can find as variety is key...
  5. I don't know, they put up with me... Julie has been extremely helpful in getting my dog started on sheep and put up with some really ridiculous questions without ever getting rude. Anyone I've contacted through the boards has been equally helpful. FWIW, my best SAR dog came from a puppy life of being dumped on the side of the road. I doubt he was exposed to ens, but this guy was bomb proof... I've been biting my tongue and simply reading, so I'm hoping this comment is well received. If you think of everything a trialing stock dog goes through, they have to be pretty stable, as well... If it's not your standards, hopefully one of the other breeders will work out... You could also consider doing something between the 8-12 week mark.
  6. The first thing I thought was beagle cross, too... Very cute girl. Beagle would explain her roundness.
  7. Border collies come with all coat lengths... Gret is short hair and all BC.
  8. You're absolutely right, and I'm sure the dinosaur (who's remains are discussed above) was given to many vaccines, too.
  9. Gret is a smidge over 22, she looks good at 34lbs, but her frame is very delicate. Such a wide range!
  10. Eileen, I have a tangent question - how do you change a dog's registered name when changing the registered owner? I've heard that you just include a note with an additional fee, but I wasn't sure... Thanks!
  11. I'm so sorry! I was hoping for great news... Thoughts and prayers are with you!
  12. Is it an infection smell or distinctly metallic and just general off?
  13. I've read that Sevin dust is terrible - I think it's a carcinogenic in CA (along with everything else in the world). Have you checked with your vet? We had to switch to Parastar, not sure if the active ingredients in Frontline changed or if a resistance is building...
  14. I'm a little confused, are you thinking staring or laying down is calming? I might not have this right, but isn't looking at another dog square considered rude? Bending out, licking lips, yawning, relaxing face muscles, and looking away are generally on my list of polite pup behaviors. The combination of lay down and stare is probably along the lines of, "I really want to play with you, but I'm really not particularly confident, so please come play, only don't come too fast or crazy" But, like alligande said, we need to know more about the posture to say for sure.
  15. The tail is cute! I love the black guard hairs coming in... Gives him an interesting look. I second the roundness - roll-y poll-y puppy is usually overweight puppy.
  16. Wait, you think Gret is a collie? Stepping off my smart a* stool (which I've been sitting on all morning)... To upload a picture, you need to use the advanced editor, so I have to switch off of mobile view into the complete html view, upload the picture and then switch back... On Android, the toggle is at the bottom - not sure where it would be for iOS.
  17. My life is clearly to sheltered...
  18. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you aren't on, but know that I'm thinking of you.
  19. I think a picture would be incredibly helpful...
  20. Darn, I missed it somewhere in the slop of this thread. Bingo - got the answer I am looking for as to the OPs intentions. Nothing we say matters because s/he is apparently hawking a "vet" diet, I'm sure selling a book, and probably several other items - maybe even cancer safe food bowls because I'm sure that caused it, too... Too bad they couldn't stir up the desired reaction and just kept repeating in the event that someone, somewhere might eventually believe them... (the smiley is appropriately names wacko) I added emphasis in the above. I'm not sure what I learned from this thread - other than some people are denser than I thought possible... I've had fun repeating myself though - I do it every day with my kid, so why not online, too! I'll keep watching the trainwreck from afar, if nothing else, the op has entertainment value. ETA: nevermind, took it out... pointless
  21. If you pull his/her other posts, it's also been the fault of water and spaying at 6 months old. The dog had worms before death according to a July 9 post, so now we can account for weight loss. I guess I'll be reading next that kibble causes worms. I believe it was actually an earlier post on this board that brought up hemangiosarcoma, not a vet diagnosis. I feel compelled to tell the op to quit grasping at straws, my SAR dog died from this exact same thing in two days, was fed impeccably, blah blah blah... Reasoning is clearly out. I'd quit following but it's like a train wreck of scientific reasoning, I just can't take my eyes off it.
  22. The OP also started the topic on cancer and kibble.
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