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by MonsterDad
Fri May 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Shampoo for bad odor.
Replies: 22
Views: 5892

Re: Shampoo for bad odor.

Rinse the dog after shampooing with diluted white vinegar.
by MonsterDad
Fri May 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 34/16 dog food
Replies: 13
Views: 3434

Re: 34/16 dog food

As stated above, protein is a very poor source of energy relatively speaking. Technically, it can be converted to energy but the process is highly entropic by as much as 40%. It also generates heat which for a working dog is probably not ideal especially in a warm climate. The whole basis for diets ...
by MonsterDad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tick preventative
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Tick preventative

Many dogs test positive for Lyme but that doesn't mean they have an infection. Look for clinical signs of Lyme. It is not common practice to treats dogs that test positive for Lyme unless they have symptoms. Your dog will test positive for years to come. A tiny percentage of dogs that are exposed to...
by MonsterDad
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Awful breath
Replies: 22
Views: 3787

Re: Awful breath

Get a professional cleaning and then put the dog on a high protein, high fat food. Plaque (and then tartar) can only form in the mouth when bacteria has carbohydrates to feed on. So to the extent you limit carbohydrates especially rice and corn, you should see improvement. The extreme approach would...
by MonsterDad
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Over thinking my dog food??
Replies: 19
Views: 3032

Re: Over thinking my dog food??

ezzy333 wrote:And tell us how you determine a quality dog food? I would guess you might have to get a copy of their formulas and check the results.
Price is always a good way to start judging quality, granted just one factor but I can promise you that free lunches are few and far between.
by MonsterDad
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Over thinking my dog food??
Replies: 19
Views: 3032

Re: Over thinking my dog food??

Puppies have a digestive system akin to a sausage maker. Stuff comes out the back end when stuff goes in the top. The more active any animal is the more frequently they will poop. Ask any cross country runner. However, I would try Dr. Tim's, get a good quality food. What you have been feeding is not.
by MonsterDad
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 39822

Re: Raw Feeding

Raw fed dogs have much better teeth, which defrays the cost of feeding raw and also removes the risk of illnesses associated with infected gums. It's good to see a little humor around here! :lol: I will rephrase so you understand. The teeth of raw fed stay much cleaner..... This is a fact. No carbs...
by MonsterDad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 39822

Re: Raw Feeding

Raw fed dogs have much better teeth, which defrays the cost of feeding raw and also removes the risk of illnesses associated with infected gums.
by MonsterDad
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Searching for my next hunting dog
Replies: 31
Views: 5087

Re: Searching for my next hunting dog

Bracco's are splendid animals with great temperaments. However, they don't swim as well as a Spinone, not even close.

If that is important and you want a dog with similar attributes a Spin might better.

Ron has splendid Braccos.
by MonsterDad
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 39822

Raw Feeding

When all is said and done, isn't this the best option if you can handle it?
by MonsterDad
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Energy from Dog Food
Replies: 17
Views: 5122

Re: Energy from Dog Food

You can also try Merrick Texas Beef Grain Free. I believe it is 38% protein and 18% fat.
by MonsterDad
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Keeping inside bird dog clean
Replies: 12
Views: 2499

Re: Keeping inside bird dog clean

Good rubdown with diluted vinegar does the trick. Witch hazel is also good.
by MonsterDad
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: titers
Replies: 34
Views: 14331

Re: titers

It is totally useless, unless you want to spend money for something you already know. Besides it only shows exposure and not immunity. Our vets, our primary breeder and the Universities of Colorado State, and Michigan disagree with you, as do I! It is your money waste it if you will. It is common k...
by MonsterDad
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: titers
Replies: 34
Views: 14331

Re: titers

It is totally useless, unless you want to spend money for something you already know. Besides it only shows exposure and not immunity.
by MonsterDad
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Best Shave
Replies: 36
Views: 12062

Re: Best Shave

http://www.getjackblack.com/Products/Be ... 1006O.aspx

More important than the blade...this stuff incredible
by MonsterDad
Wed May 31, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hard keeper
Replies: 18
Views: 3978

Re: Hard keeper

greg jacobs wrote:Has anyone found a kibble type food that the hard keepers really like to eat.
Try Bil-Jac Adult Select...easy to get and a great food. It is a pellet food with a lot of organ meat in it which helps with palatability. It is easy to find too.
by MonsterDad
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small Kibble
Replies: 16
Views: 2989

Re: Small Kibble

As some people know, Mona has an esophageal stricture. As a result she can not eat the same food as the rest of the dogs, Pro Plan Sport. Well that isn't exactly true, as that is what she gets, but I have to grind it up to basically powder and add a bunch of water. What I would like to see is if th...
by MonsterDad
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kent Native
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Re: Kent Native

Seriously, virtually everyone that tries Native uses one bag with the same comment.

Fromm Gold is good food and you can use the puppy food in the pink bag and consider it a performance food.

Off season use the black bag.
by MonsterDad
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kent Native
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Re: Kent Native

Its a good food if you like gas and runny stools. Try Dr. Tim's Pursuit or he has some other performance foods now. Chewy.com is the best place to buy food. Free shipping, no sales tax, 2 day delivery and great prices on his foods. Tast of the Wild especially the duck formulas is another good choice...
by MonsterDad
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: For Sale - Mint Condition Beretta Prevail
Replies: 0
Views: 1016

For Sale - Mint Condition Beretta Prevail

Sporting gun, 30 inch barrels, 12 gauge.

Absolutely Mint - $2,500

I have pictures. I will throw in a CZ Redhead, 20 gauge, also in Mint Condition.

Let me know...
by MonsterDad
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP vs WPG vs Spinone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2412

Re: GWP vs WPG vs Spinone?

Not all Spinoni have very long coats and they shouldn't. The standard is 1.5 inches. They are excellent retrievers and swimmers and yes they are used for waterfowl. They were among the first NAVHDA dogs invited into the AKC Retriever trials. You should have no issue training a Spinone for waterfowl....
by MonsterDad
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 18921

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

I had a lab and the shedding is real bad. I have done a lot of research for my next dog and I have decided to get a griffon wirehair. low shedding very smart breed and make a great family pet. I hahttp://gundogforum.com/images/2010logo.jpgve never trained a pointer but most I have read they are fai...
by MonsterDad
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pup
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

Re: New Pup

Bracco's are very sweet, calm and docile.
by MonsterDad
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 18921

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Labs no matter how conditioned have low tolerance for heat. Even a Spinone is better in the heat. The wirehaireds are a good option along with a V. Good point, though my yellows usually did a little better in warmer weather than the darker Labs. How well do V's handle cold, snowy/icy conditions? Th...
by MonsterDad
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 18921

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Labs no matter how conditioned have low tolerance for heat. Even a Spinone is better in the heat.

The wirehaireds are a good option along with a V.
by MonsterDad
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U under $1200 to $1500
Replies: 34
Views: 19300

Re: O/U under $1200 to $1500

The Japanese made SKB's, the vast majority are Japanese made, are really outstanding guns and relatively cheap used. Beretta White Onyx are also superb.
by MonsterDad
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 6
Views: 2399

Re: Dog Food

There is nothing wrong with corn per se but 9.9/10 it will be in a food that is otherwise low quality. That is the issue. Your dog will be no different eating a food with corn over rice. Protein and fat are the more important things to consider. Dr. Tim's Pursuit 30/20 is what I recommend or Nature'...
by MonsterDad
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Grain FREE?
Replies: 20
Views: 7304

Re: Grain FREE?

One thing that is undeniable is better teeth on grain free foods. It could be because the kibbles are much harder or it could be the lower carbohydrates in these foods but if you don't notice cleaner teeth and less mouth odor in a few weeks I would be surprised. Clean teeth and mouth odor are prett...
by MonsterDad
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Grain FREE?
Replies: 20
Views: 7304

Re: Grain FREE?

One thing that is undeniable is better teeth on grain free foods. It could be because the kibbles are much harder or it could be the lower carbohydrates in these foods but if you don't notice cleaner teeth and less mouth odor in a few weeks I would be surprised.
by MonsterDad
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Grain FREE?
Replies: 20
Views: 7304

Re: Grain FREE?

I have better luck on grain free foods. I think because overall they are higher protein and fat not so much because they are grain free, although the ingredients tend to better as well. Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, lentils, chickpeas, pumpkin instead or rice, corn or barley. They are overall bett...
by MonsterDad
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is Excessive Shedding Herditary?
Replies: 9
Views: 3132

Re: Is Excessive Shedding Herditary?

Stress brings on shedding. Ask any kennel owner.

Possibly being in a strange house with a bitch in season nearby contributed to the shedding.
by MonsterDad
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: Supplements

The only studies supporting Cosequin are the "studies" performed by the company itself. There is not one study on man or beast that shows those supplements are better than placebo. http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2011/03/is-recommending-glucosamine-for-arthritis-evidence-based-medicine-or-wishful-thinking/...
by MonsterDad
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Foods Online Question...
Replies: 13
Views: 4115

Re: Dog Foods Online Question...

Chicken and turkey by-products are generally skin, undeveloped eggs, organs, feet and necks. Mammal ingredients like Lamb for example can just be called 'Lamb". You would have to ask regulators why chicken and turkey have two definitions but Lamb has one. It is a shame people worry about this and s...
by MonsterDad
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Foods Online Question...
Replies: 13
Views: 4115

Re: Dog Foods Online Question...

Chicken and turkey by-products are generally skin, undeveloped eggs, organs, feet and necks. Mammal ingredients like Lamb for example can just be called 'Lamb". You would have to ask regulators why chicken and turkey have two definitions but Lamb has one. It is a shame people worry about this and sa...
by MonsterDad
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Setter Hates to Drink!
Replies: 11
Views: 2550

Re: My Setter Hates to Drink!

This is such a silly topic. If water is available and a dog doesn't want it why force them to drink? The urge to seek water is based on the balance and concentration of electrolytes in the dog's body. They know best when to drink. Leave them be and just make sure water is available and its cool and ...
by MonsterDad
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP as a inside dog
Replies: 23
Views: 6492

Re: GSP as a inside dog

Give your limitations, maybe some other breeds would be more suitable. Viszla, Spinone, Bracco.
by MonsterDad
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Food Question?
Replies: 26
Views: 8129

Re: Puppy Food Question?

No sporting breed except for Spinone, Bracco and maybe a Chessie would be considered a "large" breed.

Just use a quality food with 30% protein. Smaller and Medium breed dogs don't have the same growth rate and growth range as the larger dogs I mentioned.
by MonsterDad
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Enlarged prostate?
Replies: 14
Views: 4263

Re: Enlarged prostate?

An enlarged prostate in a 4 year old dog would be highly unusual, especially in a GSP.
by MonsterDad
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Coconut Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: Coconut Oil

Just buy the cheapest one in a given grade. Packagers just buy the oil from growers, co-ops and consortiums.
by MonsterDad
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What non gundog dogs do you own?
Replies: 44
Views: 15950

Re: What non gundog dogs do you own?

We have a Giant Schnauzer in the family and it is probably the nicest and most intelligent family dogs I have ever seen. Big, intimidating, calm, obedient and incredibly clean. Healthy as well.
by MonsterDad
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw spots on both paws
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: Raw spots on both paws

Labs have weak pads.

Rest, and you may want to add a pad supplement with zinc and biotin. Watch for secondary infection that could extend the healing period.
by MonsterDad
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 4 health preformance dog food.
Replies: 17
Views: 5775

Re: 4 health preformance dog food.

Chicken By Product Meal has better variety of nutrients. BTW, the biggest supplier is Tyson Foods. It is also much cheaper and frankly it seems a waste to let something so nutritious go to waste. It is also very palatable to dogs because of the organ meat content. Also, mammal ingredient labeling d...
by MonsterDad
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 4 health preformance dog food.
Replies: 17
Views: 5775

Re: 4 health preformance dog food.

Chicken By Product Meal has better variety of nutrients. BTW, the biggest supplier is Tyson Foods. It is also much cheaper and frankly it seems a waste to let something so nutritious go to waste. It is also very palatable to dogs because of the organ meat content. Also, mammal ingredient labeling do...
by MonsterDad
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 4 health preformance dog food.
Replies: 17
Views: 5775

Re: 4 health preformance dog food.

Claybuster on here turned me on to this food and it is fantastic. http://www.therobertabadydogfoodcoltd.com/Abady_Classic.htm Just an observation on the Abady dog food. The first ingredient is chicken by-product meal and there isn't any whole meat in the formula. They say the first ingredient shoul...
by MonsterDad
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 4 health preformance dog food.
Replies: 17
Views: 5775

Re: 4 health preformance dog food.

Claybuster on here turned me on to this food and it is fantastic.

http://www.therobertabadydogfoodcoltd.c ... lassic.htm
by MonsterDad
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best dog clippers for Gun Dogs?
Replies: 12
Views: 5260

Re: Best dog clippers for Gun Dogs?

What do you hope to accomplish by clipping double coated dogs?

It is fact 1) They suffer more in the heat when they are clipped, 2) Their skin is not equipped to be exposed to the sun and 3) It destroys their coat.
by MonsterDad
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best dog clippers for Gun Dogs?
Replies: 12
Views: 5260

Re: Best dog clippers for Gun Dogs?

I don't know anyone that clips sporting breeds. Most are doubled coated and the guard coat should never be clipped. The wire-haired breeds need regular hand stripping.
by MonsterDad
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spinones.....How many Spinone owners on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: Spinones.....How many Spinone owners on here?

The dog in the commercial isn't a Spinone. Sandy looks exactly like that dog, but her tail is not cropped. Do you know what the breed is then? The dog in the commercial is most likely a Griffon or German Wirehair. If I had to bet I would say a Griffon cause of the dusty brown color. A Spinone has a...
by MonsterDad
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spinones.....How many Spinone owners on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: Spinones.....How many Spinone owners on here?

The dog in the commercial isn't a Spinone.
by MonsterDad
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kinetic Dog Food
Replies: 15
Views: 4094

Re: Kinetic Dog Food

If you are going to spend more than the norm, Dr. Tim's is the only way to go.