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by MikeB
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding supplements
Replies: 19
Views: 1725

Re: Feeding supplements

Flashorhair,

You may want to look into the supplements from K9Power.com
by MikeB
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Proplan sport 30/20 vs 26/16
Replies: 22
Views: 1788

Re: Purina Proplan sport 30/20 vs 26/16

Thanks everyone for all your comments. I certainly agree with everyone's comments. With the help of my local pet supply store owner I have found a food that is 26/16 and over 500 K/cal per cup. Also trying a supplement called Young At Heart for senior dogs from K9 Power.com That makes my dog want to...
by MikeB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Proplan sport 30/20 vs 26/16
Replies: 22
Views: 1788

Re: Purina Proplan sport 30/20 vs 26/16

Keeping with 30/20 vs 26/16 foods no matter who's brand I'm trying to put weight on a 9 y.o. 16 lb. house dog. Is there any truth that 30/20 food can cause a dog to loose weight due to the higher protein. This dog has been free fed all her life as she only eats when she's hungry. She mostly sleeps d...
by MikeB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog drank pond water and has diarrhea
Replies: 26
Views: 3111

Re: Dog drank pond water and has diarrhea

You said a bone a day.
What kind of bone are you feeding? Rawhide? God I hope not.
If its a raw meat bone if could be to fatty for his system.
Stop the bones completely and see if he gets better.

MikeB
by MikeB
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Finally no more prolific ear infection (my Brit)
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Finally no more prolific ear infection (my Brit)

Was that food Blue Diamond or Blue Buffalo grain free? Never heard of Blue Diamond.
What is the protein used in the new food?
by MikeB
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Puppy Has Little Flaky Bumps
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: GSP Puppy Has Little Flaky Bumps

I would get a second opinion from another vet. Get a skin scraping test done. I am also a huge believer that all dogs can use a top dressing food supplement for great skin and coat. Certainly worth a try for 60 days or more. Show Stopper by K9Products.com https://www.k9power.com/show-stopper-healthy...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Shampoo for bad odor.
Replies: 22
Views: 6949

Re: Shampoo for bad odor.

Here are a couple of great shampoos for dirty dogs that smell.
Double K Grimeinator : https://www.doublekindustries.com/grime ... etails.php
Kelco Filthy Animal shampoo : https://www.ebay.com/i/401492476213?chn=ps
by MikeB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best gun dog food?
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: Best gun dog food?

Porochi, Get a complete stool sample exam from your vet to rule out any kind of parasites. Thats #1. Follow what Ezee333 posted. I would be curious to know Exactly what food brands and formulas have you used and exactly how much food did you feed each meal? You must measure with a 1 cup measuring cu...
by MikeB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding Rules of Thumb?
Replies: 14
Views: 3060

Re: Feeding Rules of Thumb?

MNTrout68,
When your dogs food alone is not working to keep weight on your dog I highly recommend add a digestive enzyme to each meal.
Products like Prozyme, K9 Power Digest Forte, Petenzymes.com Total-Zymes.
The difference is amazing depending on the dog. Do your research and give one a try.
by MikeB
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Energy from Dog Food
Replies: 17
Views: 5852

Re: Energy from Dog Food

Dakotazeb,

CANIDAE is a great food. If your dog has energy or problem keeping weight on I would highly recommend K9 POWER Health and Wellness Products.
https://www.k9power.com/
The results are amazing.

JMHO
by MikeB
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vizsla pup upset stomach
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Vizsla pup upset stomach

Chris,
See your Private Message.
MikeB
by MikeB
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dry skin on my GSP's muzzle
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: Dry skin on my GSP's muzzle

I would have your vet do a skin scraping to determine what it is.
by MikeB
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pancreatitis
Replies: 21
Views: 6422

Re: pancreatitis

Just curious... Did you open a new bag of food before this happened? If not probably not your food? Do your friends (that cared for your dog) have any dogs. Your dog could have eaten their dogs food. Just a guess. Sounds like your dog is getting better. May take some time before she is totally back ...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: obedience questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

Re: obedience questions?

To answer your question "Am I missing something" YES, I think what your missing is direction and instruction from a professioinal trainer. Finding a dog obedience trainer teaching group puppy classes in your local area at a pet store, city park, etc. would be very helpful for basic obedience trainin...
by MikeB
Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 10 mon.old GSP- skin irritation...
Replies: 13
Views: 5313

Re: 10 mon.old GSP- skin irritation...

Mayfly,

Sent you a PM.
by MikeB
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Leash training
Replies: 15
Views: 2650

Re: Leash training

As an all breed dog obedience instructor believe me your pup can learn to walk fairly calmly next to you at a young age. One technique I have recommended for many years is teach a young pup to accept a leash attached to it's collar with being scared or overly excited. A 2 to 3 ft. light weight rope ...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Springer Problem - Laying down on "Hup"
Replies: 18
Views: 4153

Re: Springer Problem - Laying down on "Hup"

Montana, If Hup means Sit does it also mean for the dog to Stay? In my world as an obedience instructor this isn't any different than teaching a dog to sit and stay at the end of a 6 ft. leash or on a 30 ft. check cord. One thing I noticed you said is your post is that after you correct the dog for ...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lab smells bad quick?
Replies: 13
Views: 1497

Re: Lab smells bad quick?

BigAl,

There are a few great shampoo's made for stinky animals.

Kelco Filthy Animal Shampoo and Kelco Jungle Mist Odor Blocker

Double K GRIMEINATOR SHAMPOO

This is an excellent place to purchase. http://www.ryanspet.com/
by MikeB
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: conditioning coats for Showring
Replies: 17
Views: 4476

Re: conditioning coats for Showring

I guess you will never know till you try it. I was feeding and still feed a high quality food. I believe it was the digestive enzymes in the supplement that helps dogs digest their food and the supplement that makes the difference. Show Stopper is one of the top products used by the show world exhib...
by MikeB
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: conditioning coats for Showring
Replies: 17
Views: 4476

Re: conditioning coats for Showring

The best supplement I have ever used for great conditioning and skin/coat is Animal Naturals K9 Show Stopper.
Below is a distributor with the best prices.

http://www.k9power.com/k9-show-stopper.html
by MikeB
Thu May 15, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Brittany goes limp when given "kennel" command
Replies: 9
Views: 2976

Re: Brittany goes limp when given "kennel" command

If your using a crate then I agree with using high value food treats with the command kennel. Stuffed Kong toy works well too. If it's a outdoor kennel run a good meaty bone or stuffed Kong can get most dogs the motivation to enter the kennel. Always praise them when they do the correct action. With...
by MikeB
Wed May 14, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP diarrhea for a month
Replies: 14
Views: 5409

Re: GSP diarrhea for a month

I agree with cutting back the food and see what happenes. You may not have changed the brand or formula of food but have you changed the amount of food your feeding before the loose stools started. A growing pup will certainly need a little more food each month to maintain weight. In order to mainta...
by MikeB
Mon May 12, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog urine burning grass/bushes in yard
Replies: 23
Views: 6657

Re: Dog urine burning grass/bushes in yard

sdsujacks, If you google the subject "Dog urine burning grass" I know there are products to add to the food that helps this problem. Very common problem with males and females. Human urine too. With some effort you can train your dog to pee (lift his leg) in one or two specific areas where you don't...
by MikeB
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Housetraining problems
Replies: 19
Views: 3561

Re: Housetraining problems

thadlo, I have some questions. When you take him from his crate to go outside does he use the doggie door to get outside or do you carry him, or open the door for him? How do you do it? Do you do it the same way every time? If you want him to use the doggie door then always make him go out the doggi...
by MikeB
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: basic obedience programs
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: basic obedience programs

I agree with a group kindergarten class for 4 to 6 weeks to teach the basics. Then you can step up the basics to using a check cord for distance work. As an obedience instructor for 30 years I have taught many many puppy classes and you have to find what motivates the pup the most, Food, Praise, Toy...
by MikeB
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help With Seperation Anxiety.....PLEASE!
Replies: 15
Views: 3061

Re: Help With Seperation Anxiety.....PLEASE!

Mark, What exactly was the medication your vet sold you for her seperation anxiety? I have used Clomicalm with pretty good sucess with a dog I had some years ago. Seperation Anxiety is a very difficult condition to cure as I don't think most dogs like yours can ever be normal when left alone. As you...
by MikeB
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Older dog Joint Care?
Replies: 22
Views: 9298

Re: Older dog Joint Care?

Here is a product worth considering.

Animal Natural Joint Strong.

http://www.k9power.com/k9-joint-strong.html
by MikeB
Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4964

Re: new baby old problems

That sounds good to me. Creative socialization outings will help her too.
by MikeB
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4964

Re: new baby old problems

ltsHnt, Just curious... when she shows fear or that she is afraid of someone or something what do you so at that moment? I think in the house with a new baby I would make sure her obedience skills are at their best. Sit, Down, Stay, Leave it etc. There certainly needs to be some boundries around the...
by MikeB
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: zits on a dog?
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: zits on a dog?

From what I understand of this condition it is a bacteria picked up from the food / water bowsl. Especially on plastic bowls. Stainless Steel bowls are easier to disinfect and helps eleminate this condition. Cleaning the dogs affected area with Hydrogyn Peroxide should work well to dry up the "zits"...
by MikeB
Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: chewer
Replies: 13
Views: 2160

Re: chewer

I too agree with Bobman... I would give the dog something to chew on, HIS CHEW TOYS. Stuffed black Kong toy, XL size Nylabones. White sterilized marrow bones sold on line and open stock in many pet stores. If he has his toys he won't chew yours. Also you do have to put your stuff out of reach of the...
by MikeB
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Higgins pack leader leash review
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Re: Higgins pack leader leash review

Watching the Brad Higgins video he is making the kennel lead into a head halter that is controled high up on the neck instead of controling the head from under the chin like the Gentle Leader or Halti brand of head halter. Most dogs fight the head halter until they get used to it. It's all about con...
by MikeB
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Digging Brittany
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Digging Brittany

Punishment is not really the answer for digging. The bottom line is the pup needs more mental and physical exercise. Working on obedience and exercise keeping age in mind before you leave the dog alone in the yard may help a lot. I would leave stuffed KONG toys for her to work on that will help too....
by MikeB
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Protective of crate
Replies: 12
Views: 3780

Re: Protective of crate

When your mother-in-law sat down where was the dog? On the couch or on the floor? Really doesn't matter... to solve this problem I would have your M-I-L walk the dog and run the dog through the obedience commands it knows. That is if your M-I-L is physically able to do it. When the dog learns to wor...
by MikeB
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy food question
Replies: 22
Views: 3734

Re: Puppy food question

OMG... I am screaming at this post. Sean the whole cause for your pups diarrhea in the first place was you changed food abruptly and maybe the bacteria found in the stool sample. YOU need to know what that bactria was Giardia or Coccidia. What was the medicine you got from the vet? Albon for Coccida...
by MikeB
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Treats! Treats! Treats!
Replies: 30
Views: 6662

Re: Treats! Treats! Treats!

Train when your dog is hungry the food won't matter. I have used the dogs regular kibble with some dogs. String cheese or hot dogs cut in 1/4 pieces is another easy favorite. I have also used the roll food too. It's not so much what you use as how you use food treats. I was taught many years ago tha...
by MikeB
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Question for new pup
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Question for new pup

If that's what the breeder weaned the pups onto I would stick with it as long as you don't over feed and cause the pup to get diarrhea. That is pretty rich food for some dogs. Very high fat.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help with a jumping Britt
Replies: 25
Views: 5135

Re: Need help with a jumping Britt

I agree 100% with Big bloc prevent by using the leash. Also I use the command OFF not Down as down means to lie down. Not knowing how old your pup is you must understand with kids, the dog is treating them like siblings just like it would other pups in the litter etc. Dogs play using their mouth unt...
by MikeB
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choosing a dd pup out of a litter
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Choosing a dd pup out of a litter

Yes choose a different one. You can search Google for "temperment testing puppies" or "puppy temperment testing" and you will get lots of info that will help.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whining
Replies: 20
Views: 4469

Re: Whining

So how do you stop the whining? What if ignoring it doesn't work?
by MikeB
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Puppy Stomach Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

Re: New Puppy Stomach Issues

I sent you a PM.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog foot
Replies: 20
Views: 4815

Re: Dog foot

Vartz04, Just an FYI.. Costco carries Nature's Domain salmon & sweet potato. It also has white fish too. 35# bag for $33 here in California. http://www.naturesdomainpetfood.com/about-natures-domain/natures-domain-salmon-meal-and-sweet-potato-formula-for-dogs Might be more cost effective for you. I h...
by MikeB
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hot spot??
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Hot spot??

Could also be a flea allergy reaction.
by MikeB
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Agression?
Replies: 16
Views: 4352

Re: Food Agression?

thanks for the input, the new pup and I had a "who's the boss" meeting last night. I think we figured a lot out last night. What exactly did you do or what makes you think you changed anything with the new rescue? What did you figure out? I am always curious.... Why was he a rescue at age 2.5 years...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What dog food are you using currently?
Replies: 170
Views: 55134

Re: What dog food are you using currently?

Cutty 72

I would highly recommend you give PROZYME digestive aid a try for 30 to 60 days. I think you will see a huge difference in your dogs conditon. http://www.prozymeproducts.com
by MikeB
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Help! puppy watering question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: Help! puppy watering question.

I would discuss this with your Vet. Your pup could have picked up a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Excessive peeing is not normal.
by MikeB
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Door rushing dogs
Replies: 18
Views: 4263

Re: Door rushing dogs

I would work with each dog seperately first on a leash then check cord teaching them to sit or stand STAY at the door. I would do it about 6 ft. in side the door. Use what ever ccorrection method you choose depending on the training collar. Teaching dogs to stay when ever you say it is just good obe...
by MikeB
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crate Training: When will it end!
Replies: 24
Views: 5608

Re: Crate Training: When will it end!

Some dogs hate confinement. When you put your pup in the crate I would also put in a food stuffed KONG toy. Should help the anxiety. You can also try using a few drops of Rescue Remedy on his tounge. Google Rescue Remedy for more info.
by MikeB
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Obedience Classes/Trainer around Rochester, NY?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Obedience Classes/Trainer around Rochester, NY?

Check your local Park & Rec. Dept. I bet they have someone teaching in the parks. Check with pet stores too and see the trainers advertising in your town.
by MikeB
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tranfering obedence to other family members
Replies: 18
Views: 3798

Re: Tranfering obedence to other family members

Other than the e-collar what kind of trainng collar do you use? Your dog can learn really quickly to obey with the e-collar on and not to obey with it off. That's Collar Wise. For just basic obedience skills that the family should learn and teach the dog to respond to should be done on a trainng col...