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by nanney1
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Weight loss

I have an older dog (9) that seems to be losing weight. He’s a large dog that has always carried a great deal of muscle. Lately, he seems be losing muscle and seems more skinny/bony. I typically feed Pro Plan Performance to my young dogs, however he and another older bitch are both on Pedigree adult...
by nanney1
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Metabolizable Energy - Riddle me this
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Metabolizable Energy - Riddle me this

Bird digger2: I agree with your assessment. However, I feed by the cup and would want the food that provides the most energy per cup. I would assume the 30/20 is a smaller, denser kibble, and therefore has more energy per each 8 oz cup. In this case, though, the two are so close in terms of kcal per...
by nanney1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Metabolizable Energy - Riddle me this
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Metabolizable Energy - Riddle me this

This kind of thing always bugs me. I look at two similar foods from the same manufacturer. But, how do you determine which has the most energy? 1. 30/20 - ME: 3,982 kcal/kg (448 kcal/cup) 2. 26/18 - ME: 4,310 kcal/kg (435 kcal/cup) So, product 1 has higher protein and fat percentages and a higher kc...
by nanney1
Wed May 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lab puppy food
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Lab puppy food

As long as you don't overfeed, Pro Plan 30/20 should be fine. However, if you overfeed the large breed puppy, regular puppy, or even an adult feed, the overfeeding is more likely to lead to problems.
by nanney1
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Intact male dripping blood
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Intact male dripping blood

Follow up: dog took his meds and now seems to be fine.
by nanney1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hybrid vigor, or just an outlier?
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Hybrid vigor, or just an outlier?

I was at our local PetSmart this weekend when I saw a HUGE Chocolate Lab. Unusually large. I struck up a conversation with the owners who told me he was a Labrador - Weimaraner cross. When I asked his weight, the guy told me he had just weighed and was 143lbs at 13 months. Wow. This dog was very tal...
by nanney1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Intact male dripping blood
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Intact male dripping blood

Family member has an older male Lab that was occasionally dripping blood from his penis over a few days. The dog is around 10 years old, and intact. Other than this recent issue, he is healthy, and eats and drinks well. After a trip to the vet, the dog was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection an...
by nanney1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Running on full stomach?
Replies: 21
Views: 2718

Re: Running on full stomach?

What does this have to do with a GunDog forum? Point taken. And to answer your question - little to nothing. :D I don't have gundogs but I find very little useful information on other boards. When talking nutrition and health, I would prefer to ask people who actually hunt their dogs and have real ...
by nanney1
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Running on full stomach?
Replies: 21
Views: 2718

Re: Running on full stomach?

It was fun to watch her run. Fast CAT trials provide the speed in mph and a point system based on the height of the dog. She is a small dog but still clocked in at 21.35 mph. But really, it's more of a $$$ thing for AKC than a true performance event. If you run your dog several times, while paying f...
by nanney1
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Running on full stomach?
Replies: 21
Views: 2718

Re: Running on full stomach?

I fed her half of her regular amount. She didn't run until 3 1/2 hours later.
by nanney1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Running on full stomach?
Replies: 21
Views: 2718

Running on full stomach?

Normally feed at 6:45 am.Taking my dog to run an AKC Fast Cat lure coursing run at 9:30-10:00 am. This course will be a 100 yard sprint. That's all, one run at 100 yards.

Feed her the regular amount, half of her regular amount, or feed her an hour after the run?
by nanney1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy vs. Adult weird kcal difference
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Puppy vs. Adult weird kcal difference

For those that switch to adult quickly, do you switch to a basic 21/10 type of adult food, or a performance 26/18, 24/20, 30/20 adult food?
by nanney1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skinny pup
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Skinny pup

The calcium and phosphorus levels are the key with large breed pups and regular puppy chow fits within acceptable levels. This is our fourth BMD. The others have been on Pro Plan and were a bit on the heavy side. I decided to go with the regular puppy chow this time as I've had good luck with regula...
by nanney1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skinny pup
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Skinny pup

Not a gun dog. Bernese Mountain Dog. Nowhere near as active as a sporting breed or smaller breed pups.
by nanney1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skinny pup
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Skinny pup

Dog has been checked for worms.

Purina Puppy Chow Complete ME 3781 kcal/kg 443 kcal per cup

Have also thought about adding a small meatball of Satin Balls to his kibble or Bil Jac Frozen
by nanney1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skinny pup
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Skinny pup

Puppy is a very quick eater and always wants more. If you give more, he will eat it and look for more. However, giving him more food will eventually lead to soft/wet poops and needing to poop more often. He is skinny and you can feel ribs, backbones and hips, but healthy and active. Reduce the amoun...
by nanney1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy vs. Adult weird kcal difference
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Puppy vs. Adult weird kcal difference

Adult food is listed as 3,429 ME per kg and 316 kcals per cup. The puppy food is 3,490 ME per kg and 291 kcals per cup. To me this is confusing. I would expect the puppy food with higher ME would also have higher KCALS per cup. Odd. Just looking at those numbers, it seems as if the adult and puppy a...
by nanney1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cyst? or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Cyst? or not?

Size has continued to diminish. Last night if felt softer as if it might be about to dissolve. Today it feels harder again as if it is a cyst. However, it is so much smaller that I have to feel around on her jaw to find it.
by nanney1
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cyst? or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Cyst? or not?

I have an older dog who enjoys wrestling and mouth fighting with my new puppy. As a result, she has been nicked around the mouth area several times by baby teeth. She has a few tiny scabs around her mouth and jaw from the nicks. Last weekend, I noticed a place that wasn't scabbed. Instead, it was ra...
by nanney1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food amounts
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Food amounts

Took new pup home on Sunday. Breeder gave us a large freezer bag full of food. Said that puppy would eat 1 1/2 cups three times per day. I didn't think much about it until I got home. That equals 4 1/2 cups of food per day. My 30lb adult eats 1 1/2 cups per day total. And my 100lb adult male eats 4 ...
by nanney1
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Phyto Flex joint supplement
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Phyto Flex joint supplement

Just acquired a new puppy. Not a gun dog. A large breed known for hip and joint issues. Breeder recommends a joint support supplement for pups and adults as a safeguard. She recommended Dogzymes Phyto Flex from Nature's Pharmacy. I have no issue with using the product if I thought that it really mad...
by nanney1
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pedigree dog food
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Pedigree dog food

Developed with vets, recommended by top breeders used to be their advertising slogan. I had an uncle who fed the dry food many years ago to a young German Shepherd. Other than that, I don't know anyone who feeds it. However, I see it in every store that sells dog food. Has anyone ever used their dry...
by nanney1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 47
Views: 8137

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

There was a trend a few years ago among show people with coated breeds to feed a combination of Pro Plan Performance mixed half and half with Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach Salmon and Rice. The Labrador show crowd seemed to prefer the Pro Plan original Chicken and Rice formula. It was discontin...
by nanney1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: ME vs. Cal per cup?
Replies: 5
Views: 917

ME vs. Cal per cup?

I've never really been able to get my head around this issue, but as I understand it, ME per KG is a more meaningful number than KCal per cup. I'm just not sure why though since I feed by the cup 3 foods. #1 is 3,550 ME and 410 kcal per cup, #2 is 3390 ME and 346 per cup, and #3 is 3400 ME and 298 p...
by nanney1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 43692

Re: Raw Feeding

Many years ago (20 or so), I jumped on the BARF diet for about a year and a half. I think it was called BARF before RAW became the preferred term. Read Dr. Billinghurst's book, etc.. The dog I was feeding was the single family pet, and a large, heavy coated show dog. She did fine, ate fine, and was ...
by nanney1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 42
Views: 12002

Black GSP

Saw a guy at a local park trying to take his GSP for a walk. The reason I say try is that there were lots of birds flying around and landing on the ground. He could only take a few steps and his dog would lock up. However, his dog had a black base coat of the head and back with just a little bit of ...
by nanney1
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw vs. kibble
Replies: 46
Views: 15794

Re: Raw vs. kibble

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m571/Taithoods/coppersmuscle_zpsjwthe8hc.jpg This is my young (19 months old) dog in what I consider peak condition. Just placed in his first field trial. I posted it on another forum talking about endurance and another on a food topic. He's at such a high metabo...
by nanney1
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw vs. kibble
Replies: 46
Views: 15794

Re: Raw vs. kibble

I agree with luvthemud's comments. I tried it at one time just to see of any changes/improvements although my dog didn't have any problems. With one dog and a regular size refrigerator/freezer combo, it was no problem, just took some time to prepare. With two dogs, it started to become a hassle and ...
by nanney1
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: vomits while eating
Replies: 18
Views: 6046

Re: vomits while eating

She is fed separately from the others. She receives her food in her crate first. And then the two others are given their food. So she has a head start and is usually finished before the others start.
by nanney1
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: vomits while eating
Replies: 18
Views: 6046

Re: vomits while eating

Haven't done anything other than what I observe. When she gets in too big of a hurry, she starts gulping her food instead of chewing. It seems to be a matter of how quickly she eats and whether or not she chews all of the the kibble or starts to swallow whole pieces without chewing. When she gulps, ...
by nanney1
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: vomits while eating
Replies: 18
Views: 6046

Re: vomits while eating

Use ofthe upside down bowl only worked for a brief period and the gagging returned as she figured out how to gulp with that bowl. At some point, I switched her food to something different than the other dogs. Turned out the kibble was smaller and seemed to help. I guess at some point the issue went ...
by nanney1
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding Insight
Replies: 23
Views: 6804

Re: Feeding Insight

Both of the Earthborn foods mentioned in the orignal post, the 26/15 and the 38% higher protein option are both grain free and are in the "natural holistic" line of foods. But there was mention that the higher protein food caused digestive upset so that wasn't really an option.
by nanney1
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding Insight
Replies: 23
Views: 6804

Re: Feeding Insight

Ezzy, I agree that feeding more would be the simplest option to try. However, the original post indicated a desire to feed less of a more nutrient dense food. That's why I think that PPP 30/20 would be a simple, convenient, and less expensive food to try than what is currently being fed. That being ...
by nanney1
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding Insight
Replies: 23
Views: 6804

Re: Feeding Insight

I would try the Pro Plan Performance all life stages 30/20 that cjhills recommended. Purple/black bag with a GSP on the bag.
by nanney1
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: itching - came on fast
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: itching - came on fast

I've held off on the Benadryl for now. Water rinse seemed to alleviate the problem. I've been home for a few hours and haven't witnessed any scratching or licking.
by nanney1
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: itching - came on fast
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

itching - came on fast

Just got a call from my son that one of my dogs had started itching and really scratching. He looked her over and didn't see any signs of fleas or flea dirt. She was fine yesterday, and this morning when I saw her, and now, a few hours later showing signs of itching. I told him to give her a water b...
by nanney1
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 4 health preformance dog food.
Replies: 17
Views: 6078

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 nanney1
Thu May 05, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rabies Vac while breeding female
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Rabies Vac while breeding female

Female went into heat last week and her rabies vaccination is due next week. I'm also planning to try and breed her next week. Are there any potential issues with receiving the vaccination just before, during, or just after the conception time?
by nanney1
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local Registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Local Registration

Yeah, I have three dogs, and have never had more than 3 at one time. The most I could foresee is 4 which would be o.k. However, some friends decided to move from a nearby city that had the same ordinance of no more than 4 dogs. At that time they had four, but bred a litter, kept one and made the dec...
by nanney1
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local Registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Local Registration

Another local law is that I can only have 4 dogs within the city limits. Has more to do with noise and complaints about barking that the police have to respond to. An example that I have seen many times before are multiple Beagles in adjoining small kennels stacked side by side. But, once one Beagle...
by nanney1
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Local Registration
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Local Registration

As a follow up to the Rabies Vaccination thread, I did take my older dog in for her shot ($18). I then have to send in proof of vaccination with $35 to receive my County registration and dog collar tag. Since this particular dog has been spayed, she is duly registered and in good standing for the ne...
by nanney1
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rabies vaccination
Replies: 40
Views: 7886

Rabies vaccination

At what point (age) do you stop taking your dog in for a rabies shot? I have a large breed dog that is now 7 1/2 who has had three rabies vaccinations. One as a puppy at 6 mos. another a year later, and then three years later. Legally, I am required to do this every three years which also serves as ...
by nanney1
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Slip tie breeding results?
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Re: Slip tie breeding results?

Perhaps there was a misunderstanding from the original post then. The mount and thrusting included insertion.
by nanney1
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Slip tie breeding results?
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Slip tie breeding results?

Has anyone had success with non-tie breedings (slip ties). Ex. Male mounts for multiple times for anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Over a period of three days, multiple mounts, vigorous thrusting, but no ties.
by nanney1
Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Focus or Natural?
Replies: 11
Views: 3349

Re: Purina Focus or Natural?

I agree with Sharon on the value of Pro Plan Performance vs. the puppy. In my area they are priced the same, however, the puppy comes in a 34lb bag and the Performance is in a 37.5lb bag.
by nanney1
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Focus or Natural?
Replies: 11
Views: 3349

Re: Purina Focus or Natural?

Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy Chicken and Rice 28/18 is a very good choice if you want to feed a "puppy" food.
Pro Plan Performance Sport 30/20 All Life Stages will work just as well. Either/Or. Doesn't matter.
by nanney1
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Getting dog used to nail trimming
Replies: 16
Views: 5236

Re: Getting dog used to nail trimming

I've got one dog that will fight you all the way on the front paws... She's small so we hold her and she squirms and struggles to prevent you from trimming and screams and cries when you trim the front nails. But the crazy part is that she relaxes and almost goes to sleep on the rear paws. Almost li...
by nanney1
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Low Protein recipes s
Replies: 5
Views: 1587

Re: Low Protein recipes s

There are commercial dog foods available that are lower in protein and fat. I can think of one that is 18% protein/8.5% fat that can be purchased at most grocery stores or big box retail stores - Alpo Prime Cuts Savory Beef. And I think that Gravy Train is a 17/8.
by nanney1
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Amount to feed
Replies: 22
Views: 6375

Re: Amount to feed

Size and density of the kibble can make a difference.

I've tried to figure this out for years, and none of it matters until you feed the dog(s) and see what works best.
by nanney1
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: vomits while eating
Replies: 18
Views: 6046

Re: vomits while eating

Happened before, but irregular. Then, a couple of times last week. And now back to back feedings this week. Had a dog bowl that I could turn upside down and spread the food around. Tried that and slowed her down. She frantically nosed the bowl around but it took her much longer to eat. No vomiting. ...