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by northUpland
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Team Momentum
Replies: 47
Views: 15273

Re: Team Momentum

Congrats to Dallas and his sled team on a nice win....yep. I agree...tons of variables when it comes to playing man games with dogs...some luck, some skill, some knowledge, some will. But I will tend to think...Dr. Tim Hunt is making a great kibble food and he is one dedicated SOB making it happen f...
by northUpland
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KINETIC Dog Food?
Replies: 43
Views: 21092

Re: KINETIC Dog Food?

Kinetic is a Hubbard made dog feed. Looks good on paper and from a well respected feed mfg. Again, this is not a feed mfg that has any ties to the Native brand(made by Kent) or others you're thinking. Hubbard is Hubbard. Not Kent or Nutrena.
by northUpland
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80439

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

Ezzy, I agree and that is interesting stuff. I understand that even though today I feed, train, and condition the best ever possible...but... The absolute best EP I ever saw was Thorn when I was a young kid owed by my dad...late 70's who was fed Purina Hi Pro(from day one until his death). That frea...
by northUpland
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80439

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

Bounty_Hunter, I was asking a very real and very professional question. You set such a high personal observation of raw nutrition and then you mock and belittle an opportunity to actually compare your findings with unbiased participants in the sporting dog world. I wish you the best of luck. I was h...
by northUpland
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80439

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

Bounty_Hounty Not trying to start something here. But very, very curious. Are you feeding a raw premade or your own? If it is your own have you had it sent to have a GA done? I am serious. You seem to be a heavy promoter of raw. I would like to hear back from you either pm or public. I am running fe...
by northUpland
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When to switch from pup to adult food
Replies: 28
Views: 11701

Re: When to switch from pup to adult food

That's a nice sized Mako in your profile pric. How much did it weight? I might live in Wisco now but was born and raised bouncing back between camps...Cape Cod and Block Island so when I see a fat Mako on the dock I get excited... and Oh, nice spaniel too!! Please PM me to discuss and try to answer ...
by northUpland
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80439

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

Pastor Brown, 51 posts later and everybody has totally forgotten that you just asked a simple question and asked for a simple response. For all the folks on here including the folks who run this site....really? come on man! This dude was just asking a question on what brand!!! -I will PM what I feed...
by northUpland
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

Monsterdad, Call them up. Present your case. Get some hard data from Midwestern on paper. Included their entire formula when calculating. If I need to eat crow, I will gladly. I know what their nutritionist told me man to man so that is what I am going on. Get after it dude. Have fun!
by northUpland
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

slistoe, Thanks for breaking down the formulas into grams. Nice stuff. That Pro Pac/Sportmix kibble is TINY so I can see that being feasible .
by northUpland
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

MonsterDad, I just got off the phone with John, the nutritionist from Midwestern, who knows his own formula's pretty well. He did confirm both the Pro Pac High Performance and the SportMix Black Bag we are discussing above, are, as advertised, Kcals ME/cup. NOT Gross as you suggested. slistoe, nail ...
by northUpland
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

Monsterdad, No, they do not list Gross Cals. They list Kcals ME/cup. Yes, they are both made by Midwestern.
by northUpland
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

CDN_Cocker, To answer your question...Because our gun dogs dogs need carbo's! In a nut shell, Carbo's break down into glucose used by our dogs for short burst energy like quick acceleration, sharp directional changes, jumping, etc, etc, and for keeping the nervous system(blood glucose level) operati...
by northUpland
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

millerms06, I can see where some may take my opinions as biased thinking. That is always such a hard line to follow sometimes when writing personal advice, putting my real name on it, and making it public for others to scrutinize. Actually, the database has been on there for a couple years and the b...
by northUpland
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

CDN_Cocker. I agree with where you coming from and in my own opinion, after witnessing firsthand feed trial results, most quick twitch, high output gun dog types do not react well on grain free diets! Those brands/formulas I referenced are all grain inclusive and not expensive market priced per poun...
by northUpland
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

millerms06, Sorry, didn't mean to ruffle your feathers. Besides like Protein & Fat percentages, there are other factors & ingredients that boost kcal content cup vs. cup. Just a few examples- 30/20 Pro Pac High Perf: 572 Kcal/cup 30/20 Eukanuba High Perf: 384 Kcal/cup 24/20 SportMix(Black Bag): 552K...
by northUpland
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

millerms06, a 30/20 back of bag GA does not include the amount of carb's in the formula with % to dry matter and overall caloric density they contribute. Bag GA's show just, Protein, Fat, Fiber, and Ash. It's a stretch to correlate between a GA and Kcal/per cup without knowing the "rest of the story"!
by northUpland
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KCAL/Cup in dog food
Replies: 49
Views: 15561

Re: KCAL/Cup in dog food

orbirdhunter, It's a great question. Yes. kcal/cup should be considered. Yes, kibble shape, size, and surface area are all things related to kcals. But I feel overall Energy Density of the kibble is the starting point to determine both Metabolizable Energy(ME) and Digestible Energy(DE). Just do a se...
by northUpland
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you think of these ingredience
Replies: 22
Views: 5503

Re: What do you think of these ingredience

The Realtree branded food from Corey Nutrition Company is really more a hybrid cross between the Inukshuk 30/25 formula and their other brand, Pro Series 30/25 formula. But expected given the common sourcing etc. The Realtree formula is advertising a wopping 585kcal/cup where as Inuk is 502 and Pro ...
by northUpland
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dr. Tim's Momentum dog food
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Dr. Tim's Momentum dog food

It's sounds like more a supply issue to the mega online retailers. Local shops and distributors are still in stock. Hey, Dr. Tim's is a small company and they have hit the richter scale because of the quality and performance results. They are not going away. Only growing up. Please be understanding ...
by northUpland
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Traditional Grain-Based Foods vs. Grain-Free Foods - Vote
Replies: 37
Views: 7723

Re: Traditional Grain-Based Foods vs. Grain-Free Foods - Vote

I don't want to jump this thread out of respect, but to me this is sort of a skewed question. What do you consider "traditional grain based foods?" What I mean is, there are excellent performance foods that also(and should) incorporate highly digestable grain sources i.e brown rice, flax seed, etc, ...
by northUpland
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tick Prevention?
Replies: 32
Views: 7543

Re: Tick Prevention?

-Frontline Plus -Lyme Vaccine -Trifexis(for parasites & fleas) Always Sentinal for years until it become unavailable; Trifexis is proving well so far. ...but there isn't a chemical or shot on earth that can help more than a religious tailgate check and a hardcore slicker brush out after time in the ...
by northUpland
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is very ill, please help.
Replies: 21
Views: 4878

Re: Pup is very ill, please help.

I wish you the best! Seems like your GSP pup is a fighter for sure. I think being a bit run down from the spay and possible secondary infections aka flu/kc/uti might have your little girl just worn out. By her pic she seems to have some moxy! Sounds like the meds are in play so keep us posted. Best ...
by northUpland
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dr Tim's Dog Foods
Replies: 176
Views: 38391

Re: Dr Tim's Dog Foods

True indeed! ALL brands mentioned make awesome performance dry feed and can all hang their hats on great formulas that fuel top dogs that deliver top results!!!
by northUpland
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dr Tim's Dog Foods
Replies: 176
Views: 38391

Re: Dr Tim's Dog Foods

milerms06, No superiority complex or gorilla campaign here, brother. No need to jump to conclusions. Just giving a well deserved nod to guys I respect and happen to share a bond with from the mush dog side of life for collective jobs well done this year. Like I said..."this year"...and "nutrition pl...
by northUpland
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dr Tim's Dog Foods
Replies: 176
Views: 38391

Re: Dr Tim's Dog Foods

Monsterdad, nice call out! Congrat's to Mitch Seavey for his Iditarod win! And to Dallas Seavey, Aaaron Burmeister, Sonny Lindner, and Ramey Smith who are all part of Dr. Tim's Team Momentum who finished in the Top 20 of the 2013 race. Makes you think a bit...The Winner includes 6 out of top 20 fini...
by northUpland
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Please Help!?! I don't know what to do...
Replies: 53
Views: 15157

Re: Please Help!?! I don't know what to do...

petrey10, I am sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. And to Wrigley who crossed the bridge...he will be waiting for you over there, to hunt together again, some other day.
by northUpland
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Please Help!?! I don't know what to do...
Replies: 53
Views: 15157

Re: Please Help!?! I don't know what to do...

petrey10, A mass on the adrenal glands does indeed explain a lot. My wife and I are glad to hear you guys worked hard and dialed it down for Wrigley. Cushings plus tumor? Remove the tumor and med cycle and we hope and pray you guys will be back hunting together someday soon! Just my 2cents, and I ag...
by northUpland
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Percentage of Ash in Kibble
Replies: 14
Views: 3087

Re: Percentage of Ash in Kibble

Yep, even though they are not required by AAFCO to print the ASH numbers on the bag. As a consumer, MFG's must respond to your personal questions via direct contact...aka phone, email, smoke signals(no pun intended)!
by northUpland
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Please Help!?! I don't know what to do...
Replies: 53
Views: 15157

Re: Please Help!?! I don't know what to do...

petrey10, Any word on recent things with Wrigley? I'm very curious to hear. My wife did bring up another possiblity... if you and your vet continue to rule things out. Have you discussed spinal cord infections either bacterial or viral?...and fyi...my wife is a lot smarter than I am. I am not saying...
by northUpland
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Please Help!?! I don't know what to do...
Replies: 53
Views: 15157

Re: Please Help!?! I don't know what to do...

petrey10, Have you had a CAT scan or MRI to rule out a possible brain tumor? It's seems like you've ruled out a ton of other possibilities but those symptoms shout out a possible cognative issue, brain tumor, or unseen head trauma. Best of luck partner. My prayers are with you guys.
by northUpland
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: conibear traps
Replies: 147
Views: 25075

Re: conibear traps

Lot's of opinions but who here has actually had one of their own dogs get trapped in a conibear? I have and it was a tough run... The particular pointer was experienced, 5 yo and had hunted from Maine to Mexico and was well proven. Trap snapped him cross muzzle on public Wisconsin land probably just...
by northUpland
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dr Tim's Dog Foods
Replies: 176
Views: 38391

Re: Dr Tim's Dog Foods

It's cool to see this thread pop back up. Over the past year I have run a ton Dr. Tim's thru various breeds of gun dogs. I'm not talking haphazard spot tests for a month or so. These are dogs that have been on Momentum formula for 6+ months, fully acclimated, and worked hard. I now understand why pr...
by northUpland
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loyall price hike
Replies: 56
Views: 10926

Re: Loyall price hike

Ezzy, I hope you're right. But to hedge on the proposed pipeline as a fuel price savor and decrease grain prices is a massive stretch. Grain(primarilly Corn US 2 yellow)commodities market is not showing your wishful trend the past two quarters(or even the past 20 years!). Once it spikes so sharply i...
by northUpland
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loyall price hike
Replies: 56
Views: 10926

Re: Loyall price hike

I'm pretty sure our dog feed futures are only going one way...and that's up. So we should probably all buckle down and promise not to complain about it. Doesn't matter the brand or formula. The price of grain going up effects the whole feed world. Grain prices directly effect the meat farmers who ne...
by northUpland
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is a dollar a pound still a reasonable expectation?
Replies: 37
Views: 6658

Re: Is a dollar a pound still a reasonable expectation?

I will not go to a nutritionist for vet care or a vet for nutrition care.

Ezzy[/quote]

Ezzy,I was told you worked for Diamond. Is that true?
by northUpland
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is a dollar a pound still a reasonable expectation?
Replies: 37
Views: 6658

Re: Is a dollar a pound still a reasonable expectation?

Vonzeppelinkennels, I think you missed my point and jumped to conclusions. I didn't post to judge the value of cheap vs. expensive, good vs. bad. My opinion is that performance is based solely on an individuals expectations. If the feed your dogs are on has met your own overall expectations, then th...
by northUpland
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is a dollar a pound still a reasonable expectation?
Replies: 37
Views: 6658

Re: Is a dollar a pound still a reasonable expectation?

What is your personal expectation of your dog(s)? We are all humans...breeding, feeding, and training domesticated canines. If the food you're feeding fits your human bill and your personal performance expectations then that is the sum of your own equation. I could not agree more! But, there are som...
by northUpland
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake vaccine vs. aversion training?
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: Rattlesnake vaccine vs. aversion training?

I went for both. A heavy dose of aversion training(aka snake therapy) while living in TX and MO for the last 9 years. I did annual aversion and then shot them up with RedRocks vaccine and annual boosters. I hoped the vac would give me little more time if one of them got hit. Plus, I was a transplant...
by northUpland
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating Grass
Replies: 22
Views: 6581

Re: Eating Grass

Sharon...My foot is not sinking deeper into my mouth. To be honest I don't know what ROFLMBO means. It must be Canuck I'm only semi fluent! I didn't mean to your ruffle feathers. You know what's up. You're a pro. I just didn't want this thread to collectively become misleading about field water inta...
by northUpland
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating Grass
Replies: 22
Views: 6581

Re: Eating Grass

Sharon, I'm sorry I jumped to conclusions on you Ontario types! Here in the U.S. Midwest, the severe summer drought has brought on a lot of sick gun dogs who are drawn to drink ditch water because of, unfortunately, no other option from their handler. With minimal standing water and no movement it b...
by northUpland
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating Grass
Replies: 22
Views: 6581

Re: Eating Grass

Sharon,
Just curious. Why, while on the hunt, is water not available to your dogs?
by northUpland
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating Grass
Replies: 22
Views: 6581

Re: Eating Grass

Hey Dr. Tim, I just read on the internet that vet's will soon be writing prescriptions for "medicinal" grass for their canine customers. That should help keep our dog's from eating the often street laced "wild sweet grass". And as we all know, everything on the internet is true!
by northUpland
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: American Natural Premium
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: American Natural Premium

Chaingang, If down the road you can get chance to feed 30/20 ANP I might suggest switching to it if your dog(s) has done well on the original formula. Bumping up the protein/fat/caloric content would help you ration less per feeding and help out even more on your wallet. For what I can see from reta...
by northUpland
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: American Natural Premium
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: American Natural Premium

The other APN formulas are equally high quaility so it's a nice choice for your wallet and your dog's health!
by northUpland
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Zit like bumps
Replies: 20
Views: 6994

Re: Zit like bumps

I have only seen that same type of dog skin reaction(zit,puss etc) from fire ant bites in the south, but you guys posting are so far north for that type of thing. I am very curious to hear for any other poster as to what it could be.
by northUpland
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: American Natural Premium
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: American Natural Premium

ANP is one of those super small regional brands that makes an unbelieveable top notch performance 30/20 kibble and who either doesn't realize or doesn't care that they should be charging a heck of a lot more for it!!! Gotta love 'em for that though! Black bag Endurance formula is legit.
by northUpland
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food,food,food,......
Replies: 98
Views: 16203

Re: food,food,food,......

ibbowhunting, Personal opinion asked...Dr. Tim's (Momentum or Pursuit), NutriSource(Performance), RedPaw(PowerEdge 32)...since you are located in upper MN, NutriSource or other Tuffy branded performance foods might be the easiest to find and most economical. Second question you asked...I feed perfor...
by northUpland
Wed May 23, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What is this!!!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Re: What is this!!!!!!!!

My vote...looks like a chigger bite or other bug bite. No biggie. They love the junk area! My vet prescribes Gentocin topical spray. Lately I have used over the counter Vetericyn topical with the same great results because I battle chiggers daily. If this is uncommon for your dog don't rule out ring...
by northUpland
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: TICKS ARE BAD
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: TICKS ARE BAD

Some really get info from the ALDF. http://aldf.com/deerTickEcology.shtml and their 2 year cycle etc. Mcbosco, what do you mean it will "end" sooner because of the previous warmer winter?
by northUpland
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lymes Disease Vaccine- Good or bad??
Replies: 22
Views: 3673

Re: Lymes Disease Vaccine- Good or bad??

Sorry yukonjasper, I was refering to Lyme Disease as LD and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever as RMSF. Brushing out post run is not perfect but being vigiliant and doing a complete wipe down and visual inspection is a helpful way to, at minimum, deter the chances.