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  1. Well, I think dogs eat grass just because they...

    Well, I think dogs eat grass just because they like the consistency. I have seen many of my sled dogs when given a chance when loose go for the big blades of grass, no obvious issues wrt health. ...
  2. A new study seemed to demonstrate a strong...

    A new study seemed to demonstrate a strong correlation with early spays and neuters(under a year of age) with a doubling of incidence of torn cruciate ligaments in labs and lymphoma in golden...
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    There is a blood based test to determine what the...

    There is a blood based test to determine what the dog is allergic to in his diet as well. Might be a big help moving forward. Otherwise if Z/D works you can start adding individual food items into...
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    Remember that pups tend to go after they wake up,...

    Remember that pups tend to go after they wake up, play, eat or drink. One thing that helps is to catch them in the act and what is really helpful is a bell on the dog. What I recc to clients that...
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    Answered directly YD today. Sorry for the delay...

    Answered directly YD today. Sorry for the delay from 6 days ago but this week as been a bit nuts.
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    Good question, Tom. One trainer at a time is the...

    Good question, Tom. One trainer at a time is the way I see it.

    Another Q was about being popular enough to be sold in an area. It is difficult as distributors want big sales forces on the part...
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    Hello; Was out fishing so didn't see the...

    Hello;

    Was out fishing so didn't see the email.

    Carb content of the RPM is about 35%. Meat content, or all the ingredients that make up the protein being animal derived is 85%. And RPM stands...
  8. AS to blastomycosis as we see it here in Upper...

    AS to blastomycosis as we see it here in Upper Michigan we have found the urine test to be about 90% accurate(10% false negatives) and the blood tests to be less than that. For years we diagnosed...
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    Have used it as well. Dose it 1 month post...

    Have used it as well. Dose it 1 month post breeding . Not 100% like spaying but close.
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    Calcium/phosphorus ratios for a large breed pup...

    Calcium/phosphorus ratios for a large breed pup should be under 1.5/1, preferably closer to 1.2/1. This would be the same for a giant breed. Small breeds can tolerate better than a 3/1 ca/phos with...
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    What I recommend is that we keep puppies lean as...

    What I recommend is that we keep puppies lean as they grow as a heavy puppy is much more apt to have issues than a thinner one. Those issues are elbow and hip dysplasia. Either the Kinesis or Pursuit...
  12. Thread: Sonogram?

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    21 days from the the last breeding you can pick...

    21 days from the the last breeding you can pick up the puppies via an ultrasound
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    Personally I don't like feeding guidelines but...

    Personally I don't like feeding guidelines but they are required to be put onto the bags. I get it as folks need some sort of a guide to start their dog on each food they choose to feed. But the...
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    We see this quite a bit in the spring with dogs...

    We see this quite a bit in the spring with dogs that swim in Lake Superior. As it still has icebergs floating around you can assume it is cold. These guys tend to be sore so let the tail come back...
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    Really great story you were able to find...

    Really great story you were able to find something to help out Molly. Curious as to what did the vet test for with the fecal sample and if there were blood tests to confirm it as well as this can be...
  16. Thread: Hot Spots

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    One other thing that will be often overlooked as...

    One other thing that will be often overlooked as to a reason hot spots occur is dietary fat,specifically beef fat. Some of these hunting dogs seem to respond to a meal with beef fat by breaking out...
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    We will often teach the client how to give the...

    We will often teach the client how to give the Adequan injections. They are typically twice a week for 3-4 weeks, then once a week for another month and then scaled back to 1-2 a month. Given...
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    We use it a lot at our hospital and it really...

    We use it a lot at our hospital and it really does seem to work well in many cases. Adequan is good as well and don't forget non steroidals have their place, too.
  19. Thanks, Mr. Selleck. Yes, mushers will often...

    Thanks, Mr. Selleck.

    Yes, mushers will often add raw meat, fats of different types depending on the temperature, etc., to a diet so the kibble is not the sole ingredient. But it is a very...
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    Gas is a result of some ingredient escaping...

    Gas is a result of some ingredient escaping digestion and reaching the colon where it ferments. Typically this is a carbohydrate and more times than not it is a carb that has not been cooked...
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    Cbryant; Sure sounds like you might be...

    Cbryant;

    Sure sounds like you might be overfeeding the dogs to get that result. I would go with half the amount you have started with (how much fed, twice a day) for the next 3 days and see if...
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    First off, I don't believe in a specific food for...

    First off, I don't believe in a specific food for puppies that is just for them. Puppy food is really just marketing and that is why I don't have one specifically listed for puppies but do list the...
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    The pork meal and salmon meal grain free will be...

    The pork meal and salmon meal grain free will be 32% protein and 17% fat
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    Glad to give it a shot. Not familiar with them...

    Glad to give it a shot. Not familiar with them but can look them up. Thanks and appreciate it.
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    Yes, I would think being a Michigan company one...

    Yes, I would think being a Michigan company one could get a Michigan distributor that would then sell to a store interested in carrying our products. In being a small company many distributors just...
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