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    Quote Originally Posted by windycanyon View Post
    Yes! It really seems to work. I probably add at least a teaspoon to each meal. Amazingly enough, my girls never seemed to mind.
    Well how about that. I'll start that tonight and see how it works for Ms. Dolly. How long do you put it on their food? Just for a few days, or until they are completely dried up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughest View Post
    Well how about that. I'll start that tonight and see how it works for Ms. Dolly. How long do you put it on their food? Just for a few days, or until they are completely dried up?
    Humn..this link says not to feed it to pregnant or nursing dogs... I would make sure you have completely withdrawn her from all nursing first.
    http://www.ehow.com/facts_5926191_ca...ous-dogs_.html

    I wonder if it acts as a diuretic....

    If I have a female that is not drying up, and I do not want to continue to allow her to nurse for whatever reason on a slow weaning schedule. I will fast for 24 hours.... I also minimize the access to water (weather permitting) for that 24 hour fast as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frontier View Post
    Humn..this link says not to feed it to pregnant or nursing dogs... I would make sure you have completely withdrawn her from all nursing first.
    http://www.ehow.com/facts_5926191_ca...ous-dogs_.html

    I wonder if it acts as a diuretic....

    If I have a female that is not drying up, and I do not want to continue to allow her to nurse for whatever reason on a slow weaning schedule. I will fast for 24 hours.... I also minimize the access to water (weather permitting) for that 24 hour fast as well.
    Probably BECAUSE it's a diuretic. I dunno, but Myra Savant Harris (does repro seminars and has a book or 2) suggested it several years ago, and it works. Never saw any complications. Of course I"m not one to dry my bitches up super early either-- it's more a matter of pups reaching that 6 wk point and this is ridiculous.....

    But yes, I do it for ~4-5 days.

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    The link says that essential oils from sage could be bad, not the leaves. Sage you sprinkle on the dogs food would be the leaves I would think.
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