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    I LOVE Adequan! It has been a Godsend for my...

    I LOVE Adequan! It has been a Godsend for my girl who has arthritis due to previous tick disease.

    I did a loading dose of 2 shots per week for a month, and now she gets shots pretty close to...
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    Here's another vote for checking your girl's...

    Here's another vote for checking your girl's thyroid. I have a Lab that was spayed at 2 years old, and almost immediately she started gaining weight, losing coat, and becoming testy and edgy when...
  3. Thread: Ticks!!!

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    Try a Preventic tick collar. They work great. ...

    Try a Preventic tick collar. They work great. My vet isn't even carrying Frontline anymore due to efficacy problems.
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    There are other, more obscure tick diseases out...

    There are other, more obscure tick diseases out there too. One of my dogs had Bartonella, which is not adequately treated with Doxycycline alone.

    JMO, but I certainly wouldn't even entertain...
  5. I've known a couple of people who have had good...

    I've known a couple of people who have had good success treating HOD with a food switch to Eagle Pack large breed puppy food. It's my understanding that HOD can occur when a puppy's food is too...
  6. Thread: Vet Question

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    Get him to the vet. Urinary tract infections are...

    Get him to the vet. Urinary tract infections are not unusual in puppies.
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    One of my friends has two of her old dogs on J/D...

    One of my friends has two of her old dogs on J/D and raves about the results. Like me, this friend usually feeds holistic foods and she was initially hesitant about feeding the J/D because of the...
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    I feed Nature's Variety Prairie food, which is...

    I feed Nature's Variety Prairie food, which is $55.00 for a 30 pound bag - so pretty close to $2.00 a pound by the time you figure tax on the purchase.
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    I have not had good tick control with Frontline,...

    I have not had good tick control with Frontline, personally. In fact, a couple of my dogs have gotten tick diseases when I was regularly applying Frontline. This might be a regional problem, as I...
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    Probably spay incontinence. If so, Proin should...

    Probably spay incontinence. If so, Proin should help. You will want to make sure she doesn't have a UTI. Either way, a trip to the vet is in order.
  11. we've talked about neutering - now can we discuss spaying?

    I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on spaying, since we've recently had such a good discussion on neutering dogs. In the past I have spayed my girls in adulthood, depending on their...
  12. Thread: Trick Purina

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    In my opinion, the problem with feeding a food...

    In my opinion, the problem with feeding a food with corn gluten meal is that corn gluten is boosting the protein content, and dogs are carnivores that should eat meat protein - not corn gluten...
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    I have used Bak-Pak and Dogzymes probiotics daily...

    I have used Bak-Pak and Dogzymes probiotics daily for the past few years. One of my dogs has had recurrent GI problems, and on the advice of a vet student friend, I put that dog on Forti-Flora...
  14. Thread: Opinions?

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    Nope. I wouldn't support a breeder who would do...

    Nope. I wouldn't support a breeder who would do something like that.
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    Blklab - yes, UTIs are also very common in female...

    Blklab - yes, UTIs are also very common in female puppies. I put my girl pups on cranberry caps until their first heat.
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    Yes, it is common for older dogs to get UTIs. In...

    Yes, it is common for older dogs to get UTIs. In fact, I had a vet tell me once that it's one of the first things she checks with every older dog she sees, since they often go undiagnosed.

    I...
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    Aquaphor healing ointment is a great skin...

    Aquaphor healing ointment is a great skin protectant. It is thicker than Bag Balm. That is what I would try.
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    Another vote here for Eagle Pack foods. I have...

    Another vote here for Eagle Pack foods. I have had great success with EP, even with dogs with very sensitive stomachs. They now have split into two companies - regular Eagle Pack foods and their...
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    One more thing. If you aspire to put a MH title...

    One more thing. If you aspire to put a MH title on your dog, then you should really be looking at lines that have MH titles - not JH titles. Just because a dog has a few JH titles in his/her...
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    If your main intention is to run hunt tests, then...

    If your main intention is to run hunt tests, then you should be able to buy a dog on limited registration and not have to co-own. Of course, that means that you also can't breed the dog, if that is...
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    Sounds like spay incontinence to me. One of my...

    Sounds like spay incontinence to me. One of my girls has it, she was spayed at 6 and started having intermittent episodes of incontinence about 6 or 7 months after her spay. She takes Proin daily...
  22. Thread: Dew claws

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    I agree with this 100%. The argument that dew...

    I agree with this 100%. The argument that dew claws should be removed so that they aren't injured just doesn't make sense to me, as any of a dog's toes are at risk for injury, as are their tails,...
  23. Your dog is six months old - a baby, really. ...

    Your dog is six months old - a baby, really. Using force and intimidation to get a perfect response is a short trip to having a dog that will shut down on you. Since you asked for advice, I'm...
  24. Thread: Foot Licking

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    Actually, rinsing off the paws may help if the...

    Actually, rinsing off the paws may help if the dog has any kind of contact allergy going on (and he probably does). I have a dog that has some summertime grass allergies and is a paw licker. She...
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    You're kidding, right! You isolate your dog in a...

    You're kidding, right! You isolate your dog in a basement with no human contact for a week? I'm feeling kind of sick after reading this.
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