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by nanney1
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 1907 article on dog feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 965

1907 article on dog feeding

Feeding Dogs with the Least Trouble - by Joseph A. Graham Outing - 1907 Interesting read - full text http://books.google.com/books?id=5cA2AQAAIAAJ&pg=PA633&lpg=PA633&dq=Feeding+dogs+with+the+least+trouble+-+Josepha+A.+Graham&source=bl&ots=dQ6F3VJ4Rt&sig=yE2FQkuVazXhVH5WonytR4A21GI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=e_25...
by nanney1
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bad gas!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4862

Re: Bad gas!!

I think it is a good food, but you never know how your dog may tolerate one or more of the ingredients. Just try something else that's different and see. Pro Plan, Eukanuba, etc... are different. Or just go to your local feed store and ask what the best seller is for people who have multiple bird do...
by nanney1
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hungry dog
Replies: 6
Views: 2457

Re: Hungry dog

If I fed him more food, he would just want more. This dog would literally eat all of his kibble, plus any table scraps (not that we give him any), and multiple dog biscuits a day (not that we give him any of those either), and still want more food. He could easily get up to 130lbs if I would let him...
by nanney1
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hungry dog
Replies: 6
Views: 2457

Hungry dog

I have a thought on something. I have a large dog that seems to be hungry all of the time. He is currently fed a 24/20 Hi Nrg feed. He gets 2 1/4 cups in the AM and another 2 1/4 cups in the PM. Based on my visual inspection, and the tightness of his collar, he has continued to gain weight on this a...
by nanney1
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Poop pebbles ?
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Poop pebbles ?

Try feeding just kibble.
by nanney1
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: bayer treeand shrub
Replies: 10
Views: 2147

Re: bayer treeand shrub

I've used the Ortho tree and shrub. Similar product with the same active ingredient.
by nanney1
Tue May 14, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: FOr conformation junkies
Replies: 17
Views: 3998

Re: FOr conformation junkies

Three things come to mind. 1. Operator error at some point. 2. Different person doing the measuring 3. Different wicket. I wish that the wicket would come out to measure my breed during conformation shows and I wish they would weigh the dogs. The standard for my breed specifies a height minimum and ...
by nanney1
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: OTC remedies for a slight limp
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: OTC remedies for a slight limp

DocE:
How many mg per day? How long to see results?
by nanney1
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: OTC remedies for a slight limp
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

OTC remedies for a slight limp

Have a dog that I think injured a paw or maybe a shoulder fetching tennis balls or just playing too hard. She can run full speed, jump, and walk without any issues. However, when she trots, I notice a slight limp. I think it may be a paw as she balks a little when I inspect it but I've yet to find a...
by nanney1
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: puppy ate end of nerf gun dart
Replies: 15
Views: 6478

Re: puppy ate end of nerf gun dart

I've had dogs pass socks before. However, I know someone who had to have emergency surgery for a sock that didn't pass. Also had a dog eat the end of a tug rope. The shreds of the rope passed as well. I don't buy those anymore. Currently, my little Staffy (30lbs) grabbed a smoked chicken leg quarter...
by nanney1
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: female what to expect
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Re: female what to expect

Here's my take as a I've had a small sample (3) of intact females over the years. For a dog of that size, typically around a year give or take. Could be as early as 8 months or as long as 14 months for the first. If you have intact, or even neutered males, they will generally start showing an unusua...
by nanney1
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Pro Plan
Replies: 17
Views: 4022

Re: Purina Pro Plan

At least give dogfoodanalysis.com a reference if you're going to quote them. Though I'm sure most here already knew where that 1 star rating and subjective opinion came from.
by nanney1
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Jamaican dog food
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Jamaican dog food

A quick check on Google shows $50 US dollars equal to roughly $4,700 in Jamaican. I just found the article interesting though it is written somewhat in tabloid form. In any event, someone (maybe Ezzy) had mentioned in another thread about dogs from years back being fed baby pig creep. And then there...
by nanney1
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Jamaican dog food
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Jamaican dog food

I think we've heard of this before...
http://jamaica-star.com/thestar/2012092 ... news2.html
by nanney1
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Good 30/20 dog food?
Replies: 52
Views: 16363

Re: Good 30/20 dog food?

Iams has a new 29/18 Sporting Dog formula that can be purchased at Walmart. I don't know anything about it though. $37.88 for a 35lb bag at my local Walmart.
by nanney1
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: skin issue
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: skin issue

Cajun Casey wrote:Is she spayed?

No, she's now about halfway between cycles.
by nanney1
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: skin issue
Replies: 3
Views: 637

skin issue

I have a young dog who developed a red tummy about a couple of weeks ago. Instead of being the normal light pink, the skin on the stomach has turned a darker red. No rash or bumps of any kind. Doesn't seem to bother her and she doesn't scratch or lick the area. Just seems a darker color than normal....
by nanney1
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan's New Look and Size
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Pro Plan's New Look and Size

Bag for Pro Plan Performance was still 37.5 at my local retailer. But the price had jumped from $42.99 to $46.99. Seemed like some of the other formulas were in 35lb bags though.
by nanney1
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond extreme athlete
Replies: 41
Views: 15247

Re: Diamond extreme athlete

If your dogs are doing well on the 30/20 Performance, why change? Sounds like you've found a food that works.
by nanney1
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skinny Pointer AGAIN
Replies: 20
Views: 5273

Re: Skinny Pointer AGAIN

Satin Balls worked well for a skinny dog that I had years ago that tended not to eat much at times. Just Google the recipe. I would mix it up and put the mix in half gallon ziploc baggies and feed half a bag in place of a meal for both am and pm feedings. After a day or two, it seemed to stimulate t...
by nanney1
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 1 year vaccinations
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

1 year vaccinations

I used to do annuals and have gradually backed off from that over the years. My most recent adult dog had puppy shots and nothing else beyond the initial rounds. He's now almost 3. Current pup is now due for her 1 yr. annual vaccines. She has had her puppy shots but that was it. Is the one year nece...
by nanney1
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina pro plan performance
Replies: 141
Views: 41833

Re: Purina pro plan performance

O.K. let me get this straight. Purina wants consumers to believe that chicken does not contain bone???? Are other manufacturers leading consumers to believe that chicken meal is meat only and never contains bone???? And what exactly is wrong with bone? Bone doesn't contain anything that is benefici...
by nanney1
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina pro plan performance
Replies: 141
Views: 41833

Re: Purina pro plan performance

O.K. let me get this straight. Purina wants consumers to believe that chicken does not contain bone????

Are other manufacturers leading consumers to believe that chicken meal is meat only and never contains bone????

And what exactly is wrong with bone?
by nanney1
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina pro plan performance
Replies: 141
Views: 41833

Re: Purina pro plan performance

Angus: the "way you understand it" is correct. Chicken weighs less after cooking compared to chicken meal. However, the problem with that reasoning is that you don't know how much chicken was used to start with in the process, or corn gluten meal for that matter. Once you know that amount, come back...
by nanney1
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Meat free diet for dogs
Replies: 29
Views: 5560

Re: Meat free diet for dogs

I believe in research for the sake of research though I'm skeptical that it always happens that way. Especially since studies are sometimes funded. I once conducted a qualitative study, on a completely different subject, and some of the results were opposite of what I and most others would have expe...
by nanney1
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Meat free diet for dogs
Replies: 29
Views: 5560

Re: Meat free diet for dogs

As I stated when I originally posted a link to the research - "Interesting article..." I guess since I posted the article, there is an assumption that I support a meat free diet for canines and maybe also humans and other agendas that may be associated with that line of thinking. I can assure everyo...
by nanney1
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Meat free diet for dogs
Replies: 29
Views: 5560

Re: Meat free diet for dogs

It states the diet is adequate. That's a lot different then optimal. Especially with high performance dogs. Besides a grain based diet is not good for a dog ( not that good for humans either ). Does it? It states that it maintained normal blood cell counts for sprint racing Sibes.This was in contra...
by nanney1
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: First heat cycle question
Replies: 12
Views: 2463

Re: First heat cycle question

If you're keeping her inside and she has started, you should see spotting on the floor or the crate.
by nanney1
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How long do you feed puppy food
Replies: 22
Views: 5568

Re: How long do you feed puppy food

I've fed some of my pups puppy foods and others adult. They all grew fine.
by nanney1
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: price increase
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: price increase

Cajun Casey wrote:Well, did you notice it cost you fifty cents a gallon more to drive there and get the food? $2.00 a bag. Geesh................ :roll:
Probably need to downsize on the pickup too. That's really killing the budget.
by nanney1
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: price increase
Replies: 3
Views: 609

price increase

Went to the feed store and the dog food that I normally purchase had gone up $2 per bag. When I mentioned the increase, I was told it was from the mfg. due to the cost of corn and that the other feeds from different manufacturers had gone up about the same amount. Of course, they also told me that f...
by nanney1
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fish Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 4721

Re: Fish Oil

How long should it take to see any changes from adding fish oil, such as better skin and coat, if giving a tab or two per day? A week, month, 6-8 weeks?
by nanney1
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sam's Club Simply Right and Member's Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Sam's Club Simply Right and Member's Mark

I'm pretty sure Mars makes the food. The Member's Mark (now Simply Right), Tractor Supply Retriever brands, and Ol' Roy are all pretty similar (though not exactly the same) and I think that Mars produces all of these brands.
by nanney1
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Meat free diet for dogs
Replies: 29
Views: 5560

Re: Meat free diet for dogs

The purpose of research is not to "prove" anything. It simply continues the conversation. I don't know who originally said this, but it is a point that was stressed to me during my graduate work. A previous study showed that dogs became anemic when fed such a diet. This study had different results. ...
by nanney1
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Meat free diet for dogs
Replies: 29
Views: 5560

Meat free diet for dogs

Interesting article... An experimental meat-free diet maintained haematological characteristics in sprint-racing sled dogs. Brown WY, Vanselow BA, Redman AJ, Pluske JR. Conclusions The present study is the first to demonstrate the potential for a meat-free diet to be nutritionally adequate for exerc...
by nanney1
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: If You Feed Sweet Potato Treats, Read This !
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: If You Feed Sweet Potato Treats, Read This !

[quote="SubMariner"]+1

Also, just because the the name of the brand is "US Dog" or "Uncle Sam's", don't let that fool you either.

I have seen AKC treats that were made in China
by nanney1
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What is the worst dog food you would feed if you had to?
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Re: What is the worst dog food you would feed if you had to?

O.K. I'll bite.... These shouldn't be considered "worst" or of low quality, just fitting in the price range. Purina Dog Chow - around $20 for a 44lb bag. Worked very well. Good energy/Coats/small dark stool. River Run Hi Pro 27/12 - around $17 for a 50lb bag. Worked very well. Good energy/coats/larg...
by nanney1
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why the 6% difference?
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

Re: Why the 6% difference?

mcbosco wrote:GA and 'as fed" are the same. The 26% refers to what is on the bag, or GA and 'as fed'.

I think you are thinking of "dry matter basis".
O.K., Thanks for clearing that up.
by nanney1
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why the 6% difference?
Replies: 19
Views: 5110

Re: Why the 6% difference?

26% guaranteed analysis on the bag or 26% as fed? If as fed, then a 24/20 food should meet that requirement.
by nanney1
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Zeutering
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Zeutering

Anyone familiar with the zinc neutering process? Sounds good but is currently only approved for ages 3 -10 months. Should be available for all ages soon. I like the idea that testosterone levels aren't completely eliminated and that the process is non-surgical and much cheaper. http://www.arkscience...
by nanney1
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 1960's
Replies: 35
Views: 5726

1960's

For those that owned dogs during this time or earlier, what did you feed your dogs? My first dog, a Pointer, came to us in mid-70's and lived mainly on scraps and canned food. My mom would buy a few cans per week. When we didn't have enough table scraps, our dog got the canned food added to whatever...
by nanney1
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Can I still breed from a dog with ENTROPIAN ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Can I still breed from a dog with ENTROPIAN ?

My first dog as an adult (Bernese Mtn. Dog) was purchased from a breeder with show lines. Saw the mother and pups, and didn't notice anything with the eyes. My pup was fine and had no problems. Later, I met the owner of the stud dog at a show. She told me that when the female was sent for breeding, ...
by nanney1
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feed or Food???
Replies: 20
Views: 4374

Re: Feed or Food???

I typically don't refer to dog food as feed, though I know many people that do. That being said, I can guess why people do refer to it as feed. Here are some places in my area where I can buy food: Lewis Feed and Tack, Cleveland Feed and Seed, Homestead Landscape and Feed.
by nanney1
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Deodorize spray?
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Deodorize spray?

Gold colored Listerine. Mix it 50/50 with water in a spray bottle.
by nanney1
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Can't get my GSP to gain wieght?
Replies: 24
Views: 7572

Re: Can't get my GSP to gain wieght?

Satin Balls (Google Search) or Bil-Jac Frozen. Use as treats or add to the regular food.
by nanney1
Mon May 21, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Which shampoo?
Replies: 16
Views: 2757

Re: Which shampoo?

I've used several different products including Perfect Coat. But, I've found the Hartz Puppy Shampoo as good as any. Jasmine scent, purple color, cheap. It's a mild shampoo with a mild scent. Can be found most anywhere.
by nanney1
Tue May 08, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan Quality Control
Replies: 25
Views: 5499

Re: Pro Plan Quality Control

I'd like to start something. Purina does not have kcal per cup and kcal per kg listed on thier website for PP. They also don't mention what size bags the feed comes in. ( but if I remember,it is #35) I also emailed them last friday with questions and they still haven't gotten back to me. Ok sorry, ...
by nanney1
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feed without chicken
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Feed without chicken

Most of the Black Gold formulas use meat meal.

Most of the formulas from River Run, and The Pride are pork based.
by nanney1
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Forta Flora
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Forta Flora

Received a free sample pack recently. Some friends told me it was good stuff if your dog experienced stomach upset due to change of foods or being on meds. Tried it out recently when one of my dogs had to take antibiotics. She seemed fine, though maybe she wouldn't have had a reaction either way.
by nanney1
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: rear dew claw
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: rear dew claw

It had simply got too long and had grabbed or pulled on something, causing the bleeding and swelling. My vet snipped it and gave her some antibiotics.