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  1. Thanks for the advice all. I agree that Indy (he) has already been exposed to it. Indy is getting older and I'm just very cautious about his health. He is my first dog and my first BC so he means everything to me. Do you guys know how long the virus can be active/live for from a contaminated surface (ie spit up on a rug)?
  2. Our 3 year has a minor case of kennel cough. She got it from her off leash playgroup with the dog walkers. We took her to the vet and she is on the appropriate meds. She’ll be fine but I’m just really worried about my 11 year old. Our 3 year was with our 11 year for the first 12 hrs. We didn’t know it was kennel cough till we got an email from the dog walker saying there was an outbreak. Both dogs are now separated at different ends of the house. Is there anything else I can do for my older dog? Should I do any disinfecting for areas that’s already contaminated? And when can they interact again? Its kind of pain in the butt right now when we are not home. My wife is taking my 11 yr to work her while the 3 year is at home by herself.
  3. I went back and re-read my post above. I had a typo which probably is causing some conflict here. I don't agree with his decision. I was shocked and heart broken when I read the chapter about putting Orson down and the Dog Star chapter which was totally contradictory to me. BTW I'm not a troll
  4. I apologize for bring up a sore subject for some of you. As I have said in my second post, I tried searching before I posted this thread. But I think some of you are making false assumptions.
  5. Maybe you should read my second post and move on.
  6. What exactly are you trying to say?
  7. I think people are making an assumption just because I want to talk about his book.I don't agree with his decision. I just wanted to have an open dicussion about his book...and I explained in my second post that due to the poor quality of the search function I didn't successful locate the discussion thread right away. Yeah I've been here for over year. So what? I dont check this board every day and read every single post.
  8. Do you think Orson would've been a good candidate for alprazolam?
  9. Why is this a wrong place to talk about him?
  10. Assuming he made the right choice...why would you go on book tours and interviews and relive this awful experience? Its almost like he is flaunting Orson's death. And to have the eyes/face of dog he put down on the front cover of the book is just cruel.
  11. I guess I'm few months late...there many threads on Jon Katz. I search for Jon Katz before posting this thread but search have to ahve more than 3 characters. All the Jon Katz related threads finally came up when I searched for bedlam. But if you any thoughts about this book, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  12. Has anyone read this book? The book is about the Author's experience with a border collie that has a "broken soul". I was traveling in the pacific nw this past week and I could not put this book down. I'm dying to discuss this book with fellow border collie owners. I read this book cover to cover in a few hrs. It kind of reminded me of Melanie's experience with Solo.
  13. the bones of whatever meat you are using?
  14. I'm copying a pasting a section from the local news paper for a reciepe on homemade dog food. It sounds pretty good. Its basically meat broth, meat, rice and certain veggies. We been feed our dogs California Natural for years but its pretty costly. Is this just as nutrious as a good dog food. What do you guys think? Feed Your New Pet For Less Lori says, "What I do is boil a chicken, add enough water to make 18 cups of broth, mix it with four cups white and five cups brown rice and throw in whatever veggie I have lots of (no onion or garlic - bad for doggies). Don't want to debone? Use chicken thighs or ground beef - the rest of the recipe is the same. "I boil the chicken for one and a half to two hours. I like the legs to be falling off, so that it is really easy to debone. Once the chicken is cooked, I take it out of the broth break it apart slightly, then place it under a fan to cool. Next I bring the broth to a boil and add the brown rice and carrot. When the brown rice has cooked for 25 minutes, I add the white rice. While the white rice is cooking, I debone the chicken and cut it into small, bitesize pieces. "I like to time it so that the rice still has 5 minutes to go when I add the meat. That makes it easier to stir in. White rice takes about 15 minutes, so that means I add the chicken 30-35 minutes after the brown rice and 10 minutes after the white. Feel free to add a little water at the end, if the rice looks undercooked at all. Dogs can't digest undercooked rice, so better to overcook then undercook (sorry raw foodies, but dogs started hanging out with us by the fire for a reason). Once you turn off the heat, put on a lid and let it sit for at least five minutes. Then put 2 cups on a plate, let it cool about 10 minutes and serve." Lori says the above recipe feeds one 50-pound dog for a week -- and costs about $8.50 per week. As to why you'd go to all the trouble: "We started doing this because all the fancy diets the vet recommended cost a fortune (and didn't work). You might be able to find food that will cost less, but will you know what is in it?" Lori keeps her dog food stored in a big soup pot in the fridge. Other food tips straight from Lori: * Control your dogs' weight by adjusting the white rice. "Because it is more easily digested, the weight gain is directly proportional to the percentage of white rice. More white, more weight." * If your dogs are active, add bacon grease to the pot. * If you want an added, added bonus, reboil the bones. The broth you'll get is much better than any store bought broth. "All this cooking has made me the alpha dog, hands down," Lori concluded Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dollar...3#ixzz0O17FDMD5
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