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by frontline
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is Excessive Shedding Herditary?
Replies: 9
Views: 3357

Re: Is Excessive Shedding Herditary?

Try supplementing with Biotin (vitamin) dont get the kind with soy in the ingredients.

Allergies could be the problem or could become a problem if the dog doesn't keep a good skin barrier.
by frontline
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Could this be seizures?
Replies: 21
Views: 6703

Re: Could this be seizures?

I hope that's all it was. If this comes back I would ask for an ACTH stimulation test to check the adrenal glands, this isn't a routine test but is easy to do. Watch for loss of appetite or digestive issues like vomiting, soft stools/diarrhea.
by frontline
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Shivering dog...
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Re: Shivering dog...

Is the dog still showing shivering? Any other symptoms like occasional vomitting or diarrhea? Dogs age? Addison's disease is one possibility.
by frontline
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog eats almost nothing
Replies: 16
Views: 5283

Re: Dog eats almost nothing

gamekeeper wrote:You are what you eat.Dry food is what the corporates say is proper diet,myself after 50+ years professionally in dogs suggest it is not even close.Common sense is the answer
I'm with you on this!
by frontline
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE
Replies: 49
Views: 18841

Re: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE

I guess no one posts here because of comments like ACooper, Neil and cjhills posted. You're in the nutrition section yet complaining about food threads being a tired topic... and you don't have a clue? Why do we care that YOU thnk food is a tired topic? My post had information concerning the topic w...
by frontline
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE
Replies: 49
Views: 18841

Re: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE

Lol, the reading comprehension skills on this forum leaves much to be desired. I was not the one to single out this brand but I did call out meat-and-bone-meal. I didn't say anything about performance "at top level" on table scraps either, where did you get that Neil? The type of activity your dog e...
by frontline
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE
Replies: 49
Views: 18841

Re: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE

It's a shame that some people actually think this food is acceptable. I don't have time to post numerous studies showing all the downfalls of low grade foods but I will mention a couple of things should someone care to research on their own. Meat and bone meal is probably the most controversial of t...
by frontline
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: urinating in kennel
Replies: 20
Views: 6376

Re: urinating in kennel

Magspa, from the symptoms you describe this really doesn't sound like a UTI. A simple urine analysis should help rule out some issues. Since she's been on antibiotics don't recheck too soon and ask your vet to communicate their thoughts on what they think could be going on and how to proceed. Quite ...
by frontline
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: urinating in kennel
Replies: 20
Views: 6376

Re: urinating in kennel

no i did not bring a urine sample. I will do that fri, her last day of antibiotics. Actually the vet told me if the antibiotics dont work, to bring her in for a x-ray..Not sure what he is trying to diagnose, but I hope he isnt trying to run useless tests just to charge me. The urine sample makes a ...
by frontline
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Digestive Health questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: Digestive Health questions

This could be an intolerance to food or it could be something more serious. She is still a puppy and puppies can eat a lot of stuff that isn't meant as food. It's possible she could have eaten something she shouldn't have. I know a young dog that had periodic vomiting and an x-ray showed she ate a v...
by frontline
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: urinating in kennel
Replies: 20
Views: 6376

Re: urinating in kennel

Dogs don't mark with a full pee then lay in it. Something's going on physiologically. I agree, this isn't a marking issue but does sound like spay incontinence. Was a urine analysis done to look for other issues? Unfortunately putting the dog on antibiotics and seeing how she responds isn't the way...
by frontline
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 4mo pup...no shots
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

Re: 4mo pup...no shots

A puppy that is >16 weeks old does not need a "series" of shots, just one should do because at that age there are no maternal antibodies remaining. A puppy should be healthy when receiving vaccinations. The safest way is to have your vet give the vaccine because improper handling and storage of vacc...
by frontline
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted
Replies: 23
Views: 6708

Re: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted

Only one of the links that I posted above (on re-vaccination) will take time to read, the others are guidelines. The Dr. Dodds guidelines is compact in a nice chart, the AAHA goes into more detail. Here are two more links if your interested, one is a recorded webcast from probably the world's foremo...
by frontline
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted
Replies: 23
Views: 6708

Re: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted

I'm not sure I would get a full blood panel at this point but if you want to it wouldn't hurt. Do get the HW check, it's a separate test as is the Lyme and vaccination titer(s). If he was recently vaccinated it could be too soon to check titers, make sure you tell your vet what date he had them. I t...
by frontline
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted
Replies: 23
Views: 6708

Re: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted

Only 2 URL's are allowed per post (really?) :roll: so here's 2 more guidelines for vaccination:

Canine Vaccination guidlines: http://www.critteradvocacy.org/Canine%2 ... dlines.htm
Dr. Jean Dodds a world renown expert in this field: http://www.weim.net/emberweims/Vaccine.html
by frontline
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted
Replies: 23
Views: 6708

Re: Couple of worm/health/vet opinions wanted

Your dog is very cute. Don't stop with just researching HW, read about over-vaccination too, a huge concern when it comes to auto-immune diseases, allergies etc. Your dog has an ear infection, it could be nothing more than a sensitivity to something in his food, water in his ear etc. or it could be ...
by frontline
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: complications after TPLO
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

Re: complications after TPLO

It's possible for the dog to have a reaction to the metal, metal implants can also cause cancer and discomfort in winter where it's extremely cold. I would remove the hardware so there's no doubt about it being responsible for your issues. Get an estimate, it shouldn't be close to what the TPLO cost...
by frontline
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: tiny white specks in stool
Replies: 15
Views: 12009

Re: tiny white specks in stool

I really can't understand why no one, not one person has suggested a fecal test. Is everyone here anti-vet or just excessively cheap?
by frontline
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: tiny white specks in stool
Replies: 15
Views: 12009

Re: tiny white specks in stool

Take a stool sample to your vet, get a diagnosis and get your meds there. It will save you money in the long run! My vet only charges $9 for a fecal that's dropped off.
by frontline
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 5252

Re: Help!

Hey everybody hope someone can help with this one i have an english pointer that just had a litter of pups 7 weeks ago. she seemed well all through pregnancy and birth but in the last week she has become frail not holding her weight has become lame in her back left leg lost appetite, motivation etc...
by frontline
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Which feed is good for teeth cleaning?
Replies: 26
Views: 8463

Re: Which feed is good for teeth cleaning?

Try feeding a food instead of a feed. Bwahahahahaha
by frontline
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 82388

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

And Frontline, I would appreciate if you would show the research or where ever you get your info. If I made a lot of mistakes in my dissertation I will have to admit I have made mistakes before and I have learned how to handle them but before I apologize to you and the world I want some proof that ...
by frontline
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Older dog Joint Care?
Replies: 22
Views: 9218

Re: Older dog Joint Care?

Hyaluronic acid is like the fountain of youth if your dog isn't too far gone arthritis wise but it can be expensive. I've seen good results using Hylasport, a reasonably priced supplement for dogs (they make one for horses too) that has HA in it. Fish oil works great too (or sardines) as it's a natu...
by frontline
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kennel Dogs Teeth get nasty?
Replies: 11
Views: 3312

Re: Kennel Dogs Teeth get nasty?

Never give your dogs cooked or smoked bones as they can splinter and become a health hazard. Bones can cause fractures of the teeth and "knuckle" ends of large bones can cause impaction, so beware. Most dogs don't chew kibble and even if they did it doesn't do much to clean the teeth. A kibble that ...
by frontline
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 82388

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

BH, Actual studies of raw have been done years ago and I have no idea if or where they were reported on. But we did them and I am sure Purina did some too. The complete and balanced label comes from all of the research done on just what and how much of every nutrient a dog need to maintain a health...
by frontline
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6950

Re: Other leg with a torn ACL

Its been about 10 weeks since my dogs second TPLO. I thought she started doing weight bearing much sooner than her first leg. I have been taking her to hydrotherapy and she seems to be doing well for the most part. I did start walks with her after about 4 weeks. It has been really cold the last few...
by frontline
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Caloric requirements
Replies: 8
Views: 1206

Re: Caloric requirements

MonsterDad wrote:Depends on the quality of the food. You will always feed more of a food with grain-based ingredients no matter what the label says on calories or the guaranteed analysis.
Maybe "grain based" but not necessarily grain inclusive.
by frontline
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Any of you feed raw?
Replies: 423
Views: 84187

Re: Any of you feed raw?

displaced_texan wrote:
All dogs crave raw meat, mine eats it just as excitedly as he eats his kibble. Unless it's half rotten, then he likes it better. Maybe I should start feeding him half rotten carcasses.
Not true. Some dogs won't touch it and are forced to learn to eat it.
by frontline
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Any of you feed raw?
Replies: 423
Views: 84187

Re: Any of you feed raw?

Natural whole foods are always better nutritionally than processed. The problem is most raw feeders don't feed correctly and a lot of them don't feed enough food.
by frontline
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Adult food as puppy food
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Adult food as puppy food

Both foods that you listed are rated as ALS (All Life Stages) and are really the same as puppy foods. A true adult food is rated for adult maintenance only.
by frontline
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Problem with rear legs Yellow Lab
Replies: 16
Views: 3954

Re: Problem with rear legs Yellow Lab

No need to see the vet if it is EIC and it sounds like a typical collapse. A lot of vets haven't heard about EIC. EIC test is $65 at the Univ. of Minnesota, they are the ones that discovered the gene mutation. Contact them and they will send out some cheek swabs, you send them back and results are s...
by frontline
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Slow eater?
Replies: 22
Views: 5339

Re: Slow eater?

He was getting about 4-5 cups a day, in two seperate meals. It only takes him probably 5 minutes to eat his food, but (it is slower than before) he seems to walk around and "stall" before eating even after i say "okay" multiple times. Just switched dog food on him and he seems to be doing fine on t...
by frontline
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Slow eater?
Replies: 22
Views: 5339

Re: Slow eater?

How many total cups a day are you feeding him?

And how many times a day are you feeding him?
by frontline
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What dog food are you using currently?
Replies: 170
Views: 55052

Re: What dog food are you using currently?

TSC's 4 health. We just switched our GWP/Lab to 4health Performance food, from Diamond Extreme Athlete. She was having really dry itchy skin, dandruff, and throwing up, so the vet said to try switching foods. So far it's helped the vomiting part at least, but we're only a week in, so she's just now...
by frontline
Wed May 15, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Whelping question
Replies: 30
Views: 9431

Re: Whelping question

Any puppies yet?
by frontline
Tue May 14, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Whelping question
Replies: 30
Views: 9431

Re: Whelping question

Do you know how many she's having? If it's a big litter maybe Thursday but I'm guessing more like Friday or as late as Monday. Of course this is only a guess since you only have one number. Sometimes they can stall before ovulation or their progesterone can shoot right up, ovulation isn't predictabl...
by frontline
Tue May 14, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Whelping question
Replies: 30
Views: 9431

Re: Whelping question

It's 63 days from ovulation not first tie. There's no accurate way of determining the whelping date (in advance) without progesterone testing.
by frontline
Tue May 14, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To young for probiotics?
Replies: 32
Views: 7660

Re: To young for probiotics?

NJGriffNut, I can tell you love your dog(s) and want them to live the longest life possible. There are many here that don't share your passion and consider their dogs nothing more than livestock, it was nice to read your post!
by frontline
Tue May 14, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: FOr conformation junkies
Replies: 17
Views: 3955

Re: FOr conformation junkies

Can't see his feet, maybe he's down a little on his pasterns.
by frontline
Thu May 09, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To young for probiotics?
Replies: 32
Views: 7660

Re: To young for probiotics?

Bet the companies making the vacines hope no one finds out that a probiotic will do everything those high priced meds do . learned it in Biology 101. Ezzy Why the sarcasm and why are you bringing up vaccines? Probiotics are not vaccines, one has nothing to do with the other and they have different ...
by frontline
Wed May 08, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ivomec Continued
Replies: 79
Views: 46420

Re: Ivomec Continued

ezzy333 wrote:I have no idea what an American Dog Tick is but I do know a little about Wood and Deer Ticks that are quite abundant in much of the US.

Ezzy
Look it up then.
by frontline
Wed May 08, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ivomec Continued
Replies: 79
Views: 46420

Re: Ivomec Continued

All I know about Ivomec usage is that I do not have any fleas and rarely a tick on the dogs since I have been using it. Ezzy So you do get ticks? You get ticks with any preventative. They get on the dog and bite but then die if the preventative is working. Not much else you can do about them if you...
by frontline
Wed May 08, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ivomec Continued
Replies: 79
Views: 46420

Re: Ivomec Continued

Been using Ivomec given orally at the dosage Ezzy posted (or a bit higher) for years, and our fleas must be tougher than his. Try not to leave a tick on a dog long enough to know if its been poisoned, so I can't speak as confidently about whether it affects them. Ivomectin is not a flea or tick pre...
by frontline
Wed May 08, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To young for probiotics?
Replies: 32
Views: 7660

Re: To young for probiotics?

Marty0091 wrote:Is there a age limit to probiotics?
No. Newborns can be given beneficial bacteria. Here's a link to a popular product that many breeders use: http://www.jefferspet.com/bene-bac-plus/p/4157/
by frontline
Wed May 08, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tick Prevention?
Replies: 32
Views: 7736

Re: Tick Prevention?

Revolution prevents the American Dog Tick but it doesn't work for deer ticks. It's also a monthly heartworm preventative.
by frontline
Wed May 08, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hair thinning on head
Replies: 12
Views: 3069

Re: Hair thinning on head

Is the dog itching?
by frontline
Wed May 08, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy and Allergies
Replies: 22
Views: 6753

Re: Puppy and Allergies

Get a dose of Revolution (selamectin) from your vet. It's a topical parasiticide for dogs that treats sarcoptic mange, it's also a heartworm preventative so you can skip your regular preventative that month. This is the easiest and safest way to eliminate sarcoptic mites (instead of giving stinging ...
by frontline
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Good 30/20 dog food?
Replies: 52
Views: 16224

Re: Good 30/20 dog food?

so is the conclusion that canines perform better on a corn/grain based diet rather than animal protein? I'm no veterinarian but that doesnt really make sense to me. There are no corn-based 30/20's or 26/16's for that matter. It is impossible. Corn is about 8% protein. If the whole bag was corn, the...
by frontline
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog FOOD
Replies: 14
Views: 2859

Not so fast....

Which Loyal are you feeding? How old are your dogs and what do they weigh? How many times a day do you feed them? How are their ears, clean or inflamed and gunky? If this was just one dog being picky I would agree with picking up the dish at a set time. You could also try adding a little water to th...
by frontline
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina pro plan performance
Replies: 141
Views: 41717

Re: Purina pro plan performance

Most dog foods do not contain much bone meal as it is priced out of the market, strictly because it is the best form of calcium as far as digestibility goes and is in short supply . Years ago we switched from the bone meal to limestone. You decide which is best for a dog and easier to digest? Ezzy ...