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by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anal Glands
Replies: 11
Views: 2366

Re: Anal Glands

Are you sure the dog does not have a physical defect that is causing this? It happens and in some cases the anal glands are removed. Also, found a few other fiber sources: Good sources of fiber include: raw sesame seeds, ground flax seed, psyllium seed (Metamucil), buckwheat, whole oats, brown rice,...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: My gsp eats way to fast!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 17953

Re: My gsp eats way to fast!!!!

I just throw a few toys (Kongs, whatever) in Max's sisters bowl...Works fine.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Dog Food Dermatosis
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Generic Dog Food Dermatosis

Very true. That is the common cause for horses. Yes, horses are a pain in the a..! I have never seen such delicate creatures! My horse, who was on 100% pasture, never any issues but the expensive "fancy" horses had every lameness in the book as well as gas/atmospheric colics, etc. Of course the cra...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Dog Food Dermatosis
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Generic Dog Food Dermatosis

What the heck is a generic dog food?
Ezzy-- will check at work tomorrow when hopefully I can read the entire paper. I was just telling you what papers I found....no comment on validity or particulars.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Dog Food Dermatosis
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Generic Dog Food Dermatosis

Ezzy- I think horses are a bit different. Most of the horses that colic and then are euthanized are horses that are kept in stalls/ feed way too much grain/high perf horses. The horses I saw colic over the years were always kept in an "unnatural way". I never saw a horse in 25 yrs that was kept out ...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Dog Food Dermatosis
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Generic Dog Food Dermatosis

Never heard of it before but....checked PubMed since I have access. Sure enough it is a "condition" apparentaly due to subpar food. Supposedly related to feeding corn and wheat- Dogs resolved skin issues after switching feeds. Also called canine dry pyoderma or zinc responsive dermatosis. Citation: ...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spinone Italiano, Vrs Drahthaar
Replies: 34
Views: 6297

Re: Spinone Italiano, Vrs Drahthaar

Of the two, personally, I think a Spinone would be a better fit for a household like that. JMO
Ditto. From what I have seen of the breed, your kids will have a new best friend as well. Would make a good dog for them to work as well if they are interested.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Question on hip Xray
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Question on hip Xray

If you have no plans to breed your dog and/or no plans to return the dog to the breeder, which you do not, - there is no reason to do hip radiographs. The variability in how Vets read xrays is high. I had one orthopedic specialist tell me my dog had a left hip with a "poor rating" but OFA results ca...
by jlp8cornell
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sore on Dog
Replies: 17
Views: 3201

Re: Sore on Dog

OK. It was hard to tell from the pic.

Would take a trip to your vet.....
by jlp8cornell
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sore on Dog
Replies: 17
Views: 3201

Re: Sore on Dog

It's really hard to tell the orientation of this picture but could she have possibly ripped one of her nipples off? Judging from the alignment of the others, that is what it looks like.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ear and Paw Yeast or Fungus
Replies: 24
Views: 5474

Re: Ear and Paw Yeast or Fungus

I had one of my friends who is a vet tech read this. She said the symptoms sound exactly like an allergic reaction to something- whether it be environmental or food allergies. One of her brother's dogs exhibited the same exact symptoms. He had the dog allergy tested and it turned out the dogs was al...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow problem
Replies: 13
Views: 8533

Re: Snow problem

A thread on this was just active in the Health and Nutrition forum. Look here:

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by jlp8cornell
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loose Stools
Replies: 77
Views: 12484

Re: Loose Stools

mcbosco wrote:I had asked the OP this question before but didn't see a response. Do the dogs drink well water?


Mine do does that make a difference?

I am curious about this too. What is the issue with well water? Curious since all in this household drink it.
by jlp8cornell
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

great pic! Here is mine. merry Christmas!
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by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: THE BEST dog food bar none!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 16696

Re: THE BEST dog food bar none!!!!

What is an organic New Zealand rabbit?
I raised rabbits when I was a kid- for 4H/shows/etc. Had a NZ, big- white and red eyes, ~8#. NZ are your basic meat rabbits. Everyone had them. I had mostly mini-lops, ~6-6.5#.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: THE BEST dog food bar none!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 16696

Re: THE BEST dog food bar none!!!!

I shouldn't talk I have an organic, New Zealand rabbit defrosting for Mickey's Christmas dinner.
Why am I not surprised? Mickey is spoiled. My kids will be picking voles out of a field for their treat. Chloe got 12 once in 30 mins. She is hoping for that again! Voles are nature's popcorn. Yum
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: THE BEST dog food bar none!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 16696

Re: THE BEST dog food bar none!!!!

That is so wrong. I bet you let them sleep in bed with you.
Of course they sleep in the bed. From the polls on here, seems like about 55% of GDF people do they same thing :-)
Love the picture

HOPE YOU HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
And to you as well!!
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: THE BEST dog food bar none!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 16696

Re: THE BEST dog food bar none!!!!

Christmas cards with the dog in it, yeah sure.
You mean like this?
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by jlp8cornell
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Poop Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: Poop Question

I am sure she will chime in on her GSP. Some marathon runners have huge problems with this. I remember some of the horses that came from the track were manure manufacturing plants. Always wet and always going. Those guys even got beet pulp and it didn't help. Jen where are you? OP just curious how ...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ice balls on paw hair
Replies: 15
Views: 5734

Re: Ice balls on paw hair

GL- I am in NY as well so probably dealing with similar temps and snow conditions. I have a bunch of friends here that do trim the hair around the feet but also use and swear by Mushers Secret. A friend with a Setter said that was the only product that helped her dog's feet. The dog sled people arou...
by jlp8cornell
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: cut on foot
Replies: 12
Views: 1822

Re: cut on foot

I would soak it in warm water with antibacterial soap (hand soap,etc) to clean it. Peroxide is pretty harsh on tissue.
by jlp8cornell
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cal Ranch Dog Food
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Re: Cal Ranch Dog Food

Ezzy....there is not an ounce of meat in that dog food. Look at the label below. By products and then grain and grain by-products. Grains are fine but there should be some actual meat protein in the food. The entire label is in the image I attached so scroll down. Elkhunter....Look for a food that d...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To TPLO or not
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: To TPLO or not

We are already preparing for the next blow-out. There is a 40-50% chance of this so don't assume it will happen. Be aware of it, keep her fit and trim but also stay positive. PM me with your email if you want my rehab protocol. I have a pdf file of it and it is a 0-90 day post-op rehab schedule tha...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To TPLO or not
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: To TPLO or not

I can speak from experience concerning one of my dogs and CCL tears. My 80# Hound cross, who is now 12 yrs, tore her left CCL in the late spring 2008. I work at Cornell Vet School and spoke to 2 the orthopedic surgeons and also DVM friends, all who recommended TPLO. I also did a bunch of online rese...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: House your dog inside or outside??
Replies: 22
Views: 5925

Re: House your dog inside or outside??

mcbosco wrote:The animal rights people have filed complaints against people that don't have "proper" shelter for dogs that spend X amount of time outside. In fact last year a cop came by and asked about outdoor shelter in my yard for the dog. windswept: Wow......I don't think I could live in an are...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lab pup question
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: Lab pup question

On a side note.... noticed today the pup was sticking her nose down in the water bowl and started blowing bubbles. Kept her busy for about 10 minutes. They sure are funny. MY GSP does this. I could not believe he was blowing bubbles from his nose. The breeder told me she threw treats in a pool when...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW Golden fan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: NEW Golden fan Help

Below is a pic of Copper's last pheasant, She trailed, flushed, and retrieved this rooster for my father and I. She could only make a short loop and we missed 2 others but still an amazing day!
Thanks for posting. It is nice to see pics of the old dogs working.
by jlp8cornell
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loose Stools
Replies: 77
Views: 12484

Re: Loose Stools

Has your Vet ruled out problems like pancreatitis, IBD, etc? Just a thought
by jlp8cornell
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Some FF work with the pup
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: SOme FF work with the pup

His attitude seems great and he is happily working- I wouldn't change how you train.
by jlp8cornell
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Some FF work with the pup
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: SOme FF work with the pup

I have only worked on heel 3-4 tiomes, so he doesnt quit get it yet He looks great for you only doing a few heeling sessions with him. If you want to keep him for forging and wrapping in front of you, only give treats from your left hand and at your hip and in heel position. That will keep him from...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Prednisone for allergies?! anyone?!
Replies: 22
Views: 4469

Re: Prednisone for allergies?! anyone?!

i think this started to happen when i started using frontline, i dunno if some dogs develop this, even the hair looks like its standing up.
This could very well be your answer. Yes, some dogs do have allergies to topical flea and tick control.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Occassional Limp
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Occassional Limp

I am thinking it is probably a waste of time and money going to my normal vet first. Don't you think? Probably better off going straight to the ortho guys.
That is what I would do. Both of my dogs have had hindlimb lameness and I went straight to my ortho specialist.
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Occassional Limp
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Occassional Limp

Thanks, I agree that is probably the best course of action.
Good luck. Hopefully all goes OK. Will you let us know?
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Occassional Limp
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Occassional Limp

Considering she is only 2.5 yrs old, I would definitely want this properly diagnosed. Ongoing injuries like this only get worse. U Minn is there- how about a trip to an orthopedic specialist? Between an ortho exam and radiographs of that leg, it shouldn't be that much $ and well worth it. They will ...
by jlp8cornell
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Occassional Limp
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Occassional Limp

have noticed an occasional limp off and on the last year or so. This has been going on for quite some time. Your dog is young. A trip to the Vet is well worth the money to get her properly diagnosed. Could be anything from a partial CCL tear to arthritis to a recurring sprain. (If it is a partial t...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo
Replies: 11
Views: 2853

Re: Parvo

Parvo vaccine can take 2 weeks to be effective so depending on when the pups were vaccinated vs when they were exposed may be something to look in to. Also, parvo can live for a year or more outside in cold temps in feces...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear Seat Dog Hammock
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Re: Rear Seat Dog Hammock

Expensive but they have an "XL" version for trucks. I think most truck seats are >60" right? http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=9R92 These are 56" wide: http://www.smartpakcanine.com/productclass.aspx?productClassid=4618 http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=18882&...
by jlp8cornell
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sprained front wrist
Replies: 8
Views: 4197

Re: Sprained front wrist

Try carring some Meti-Cam Metacam is Meloxicam (generic). Metacam is the dog drug that costs a mint, Meloxicam is for humans. Ask you vet to write a script for the human meloxicam. You can get it through Walmart, Target, etc for $3/30 pills. Metacam is $80-100/bottle. I have a ton of this in my sup...
by jlp8cornell
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Iams Smart Puppy Large Breed
Replies: 14
Views: 3132

Re: Iams Smart Puppy Large Breed

is the 24/16 an acceptable food for our new puppy,
I fed a 28/17 (Wellness Puppy) until Max was 6m and then switched to an adult food. No issues. Unless you fed a grain free from 2m. old, most likely you will have no issues. The feeds you suggested are fine. Have fun with your pup!
by jlp8cornell
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: white patch on a golden??
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: white patch on a golden??

I have seen small white patches on the chests of some of the field bred Goldens at obedience competitions.

You won't see white in the conformation lines as it is heavily penalized in the breed ring.
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Enhance Professional Athlete
Replies: 15
Views: 3383

Re: Enhance Professional Athlete

All I could find was below. No cal count: ENHANCE® PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE Enhance® Professional Athlete Food for Dogs provides a maximum density formula to support the strenuous lifestyle of highly competitive dogs. With 30% protein, 22% fat, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for healthy joints plus...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: K9 Advantix
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: K9 Advantix

Our obedience club had a meeting a few weeks ago and the speaker was a vet who spoke about Lymes. She said the efficacy was greatly reduced by bathing dogs 4 days either side of applying the product. Apparently the companies do not tell you that. They rely on the oils in your dog's coat to transport...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Pac High Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: Pro Pac High Performance

Hey Jerry: Food: I am feeding 1.5 cups AM and PM. Honestly could not keep weight on Max before. He was hip bone showing all of the time. Now he looks great. Still skinny but looks really good. Wish I had video on the shows but I do not. Probably bc we are so tweaked going in the ring we forget to ta...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: broken toe nail

what do you soak it with hydrogen proxide or just warm water or ? Warm water with antibacterial soap (hand soap humans use) is fine. If it looks sore and inflamed you can do a warm water and epsom salt soak. Peroxide can actually be pretty damaging to tissues. I never use it. Plain old soap works w...
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: broken toe nail
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: broken toe nail

how long does it take to grow back?
6 weeks or longer. If it is still bleeding are you soaking/cleaning it each day? Nail bed infections are nasty.
by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Pac High Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: Pro Pac High Performance

How is his monkey?
It's still alive although in need of some reconstructive surgery.
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by jlp8cornell
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sprained front wrist
Replies: 8
Views: 4197

Re: Sprained front wrist

Here are a couple sites that discuss treatment options for carpal strains/hyperextension. It seems that most favor doing surgery but there is info about treating conservatively in these articles. Also, one shows a wrap that can be used to help stabilize the joint. http://www.michvet.com/library/surg...
by jlp8cornell
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Pac High Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 5379

Re: Pro Pac High Performance

So...I have tried Pro Pac High Perf with Max after talking to McB about how his dog does on it. I can order it through my local Agway and it is cheap. Max is picky and borders on too thin most of the time. Formerly Max was on Evo and not gaining weight and also having a lot of soft stool. After 2 we...
by jlp8cornell
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loose Stools
Replies: 77
Views: 12484

Re: Loose Stools

I thought fenbendazole was the treatment for giardia
Metronidazole is used to treat giardia. That was going to be my next question--have they been tested for giardia? Both of my dogs had loose stools this summer so I put them on a 14 days course of metro. Cleared up...