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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...
  3. 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...
  7. 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.
  10. 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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    Pups can need anywhere from 1/4 to 3/4 more than...

    Pups can need anywhere from 1/4 to 3/4 more than an adult dog. Young males are especially hard keepers at times. I find twice a day feeding is best for them and watch 2 things to gauge how the...
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    We do a lot of of direct shipping in larger...

    We do a lot of of direct shipping in larger quantities to kennels across the country via starting with an email to me at drtim@drtims.com. There are several options for a few bags at a time via...
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    You can also try a small amount of zinc oxide in...

    You can also try a small amount of zinc oxide in there to help prevent them, too. Desitin is more than a baby bottom cure all.
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    Genetics, overweight and bad luck are the biggest...

    Genetics, overweight and bad luck are the biggest reasons that are considered with these dogs. Labradors and Rottweilers are over represented these days as to incidence but other breeds have it...
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    Hi Kona; demand has outstripped supply. We do...

    Hi Kona; demand has outstripped supply. We do ship direct as well in pallet quantities to many kennels through out the USA. I believe the Green Barn should have the food this week. Were you able...
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    Hi Erin; right now we are not in Canada. Sorry!

    Hi Erin; right now we are not in Canada. Sorry!
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    Orthopedic exam video

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    I often get asked about lameness's and since this is a forum with many athletic dogs I thought that this might be helpful in trying to understand where your dogs' lameness's could arise...
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    Orthopedic exam video

    I get many questions on lameness and believe this would be very helpful for the folks that frequent this forum. I hope it helps you and your dog out. Injuries to sled dogs are similar to a hunting...
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    Orthopedic exam video

    I get many questions on lameness and believe this would be very helpful for the folks that frequent this forum. I hope it helps you and your dog out. Injuries to sled dogs are similar to a hunting...
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