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by nanney1
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: vomits while eating
Replies: 18
Views: 5922

vomits while eating

One of my dogs has started vomiting while eating her food. Sometimes it hits the floor of her crate and she licks it up, and sometimes it stays in her mouth and she continues to chew. Very thick consistency. My best guess is that she is inhaling her food too quickly and either sucks in too much air,...
by nanney1
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE
Replies: 49
Views: 18593

Re: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE

I just wanted to give the forum a friendly heads up about not purchasing this Tractor Supply Co. house brand dog food. I know it is cheap, and the bag looks great- but it is dangerous, and has the potential to be deadly. I say that statement knowing just how serious the claim is. Meat and bone meal...
by nanney1
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 19
Views: 6004

Re: Fleas

Just got back from Walmart, Lowe's and Tractor Supply. Could not find the Ortho Max Tree and Shrub that I've been using the past couple of years for flea control. I did find Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub at all three stores. However, it noted "protect and feed". Looks like they added fertilizer. I s...
by nanney1
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: AI timing
Replies: 1
Views: 786

AI timing

Did a progesterone test on my female on day 6 and she was at .7, at day 8 she had only increased to 1.0. On day 9, stud owner released the frozen shipment to arrive on the following week on day 15 of her cycle. I intended to do a third progesterone test on day 11, but figured why bother, the shipmen...
by nanney1
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pregnant Female - feeding?
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Pregnant Female - feeding?

All of my dogs are on an adult food, though it is listed as an ALS food. 21% protein. I think my female will come into season within the next two weeks and I plan to breed her. For years she was on a 30/20 performance ALS formula, but as she got a little older, I transitioned her onto the basic food...
by nanney1
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: kennel cough
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: kennel cough

One dog is doing the typical coughing and gagging with the occasional spit up of white foam or clear fluid - all normal apparently. My other dog has gone to a huffing cough and discharging green slime. I took her in to the vet today and got antibiotics.
by nanney1
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: kennel cough
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: kennel cough

The adult version says DM on the box, the children's version does not. However, the active ingredient for the kid's Robitussin is also Dextromethorphan.
by nanney1
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: kennel cough
Replies: 3
Views: 810

kennel cough

Looks like two of my dogs have kennel cough. They've all been vaccinated at one time or the other, but from what I've read the vaccines aren't always effective. One seems to have a milder case than the other. Started giving children's Robitussin last night for the cough. How long for this to run it'...
by nanney1
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Searching for a new dog food...
Replies: 45
Views: 18376

Re: Searching for a new dog food...

Pro Plan 30/20 is the simple answer to your question, assuming it is convenient for you to purchase. Little bigger bag (37.5lb) at less cost. However, if you're in Washington, I would assume you have access to some sled dog formulas.
by nanney1
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Senior Dog Food
Replies: 110
Views: 29670

Re: Senior Dog Food

Bounty Hunte: Your stated that your goal is not to persuade anyone to feed RAW, but just to get the kibble feeders to admit that RAW is better quality. And when someone asks for proof, you admit you can't provide any, but you can give the example of processed vs. whole foods. With that type of argum...
by nanney1
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To or Not Too Feed Raw Diet?
Replies: 55
Views: 19601

Re: To or Not Too Feed Raw Diet?

Bounty Hunter: I'm sure if you take the time to join a Yahoo email group list dedicated to RAW feeding, or search out a discussion forum, you will find people who have fed RAW for 20 years or more. You will find people who have bred multiple litters over that time, and have raised multiple litters o...
by nanney1
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy and Purina Pro Plan Sport
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: Puppy and Purina Pro Plan Sport

Big Dave: what are you feeding now?
by nanney1
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy and Purina Pro Plan Sport
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: Puppy and Purina Pro Plan Sport

My last 3 puppies were raised on Pro Plan. The oldest was fed Pro Plan Puppy Chicken and Rice 28/18. The next one was raised on Pro Plan Chicken and Rice Adult 26/16 all life stages. Next one was on Pro Plan Performance 30/20. If I have a litter, the pups will transition on to the 30/20 all life sta...
by nanney1
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To or Not Too Feed Raw Diet?
Replies: 55
Views: 19601

Re: To or Not Too Feed Raw Diet?

Bounty Hunter: you clearly are on a mission, a crusade actually. RAW feeders who constantly challenge kibble feeders tend to take RAW feeding to the point of religion. Which is why I say you're on a crusade. I would compare it to a vegan trying to persuade meat eaters that they are wrong. Meat eater...
by nanney1
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: To or Not Too Feed Raw Diet?
Replies: 55
Views: 19601

Re: To or Not Too Feed Raw Diet?

O.K. start with Ian Billinghurst's "Give Your Dog a Bone" and once you've read it, find a discussion forum or Yahoo group that is devoted to RAW or BARF feeding. They are out there and will be helpful and supportive in helping you feed this type of diet. This isn't a RAW feeding forum, and it's not ...
by nanney1
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Re: Breeding?

Can you clarify? Does "bunch of walnuts" mean that's what the pups looked like on the ultrasound, or that it was a waste of time?
by nanney1
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Re: Breeding?

Planning for an ultrasound. Vet said 20 days or 3 weeks from breeding. I've read 25 days, or 30-35. Anxious to find out, but don't want to have to pay for two. So, considering day 23, 27, or 34. I thought that 20 days sounded early so I called back and the answer was that they could do a reading at ...
by nanney1
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Re: Breeding?

We're at a little over a week and a half past the AI breeding. Have no idea whether or not the breeding took or not. However, my female is obsessively hungry the last two to three days. She has eaten her food so fast the last few days that she has gotten a piece hung up in her throat a few times. Af...
by nanney1
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Does anyone use black and gold dog food
Replies: 21
Views: 6904

Re: Does anyone use black and gold dog food

I used to feed the black bag 26/18 and a good friend of mine fed the blue bag 24/20. This was several years ago. When this food became available in my area, many people switched from Diamond to Black Gold. It was popular with guys who ran coondogs. I liked it and and my buddy liked it. At some point...
by nanney1
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When to switch from pup to adult food
Replies: 28
Views: 11701

Re: When to switch from pup to adult food

Just a reminder, the studies done many years ago found calcium to be the issue, not protein. However, if you overfeed any food, you can have skeletal issues with a dog that is predisposed to such problems. As to the OP's question... I've heard/read/seen people switch at 4, 6, 8 months, 1 year, 18 mo...
by nanney1
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Re: Breeding?

Picked up the dogs and well, who knows. Vet did an AI in the morning and again in the afternoon. Said that on the male's first collection, his volume was very low but that the sperm that were there looked good. Said in the afternoon he had good volume, but she could see no sperm. She went ahead and ...
by nanney1
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Re: Breeding?

kninebirddog:
Where can you get those strips?
by nanney1
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Re: Breeding?

I took her to the male on her last cycle and she was nasty each day. So, our plan was to house them together and let them out together in the yard in hopes she would warm up this time. They were fine together until he got persistent about mounting. In fact, I would have been o.k. with missing this c...
by nanney1
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Re: Breeding?

Dropped them off at the vet for a fresh AI today. Not sure about the timing as this is day 14 since the first sign of bleeding. The male has lived with us since day 3. He basically ignored her for the next week. Two days ago on day 12 he became a new dog and chased her all over the yard and attempte...
by nanney1
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Re: Breeding?

I've continued to go the way of Mother Nature and just keep them together. Over the weekend, she showed signs of playfulness around him on Saturday, but he didn't seem to care. On Sunday, the male was ready and chased her all around the yard. He tried to mount but she would run away. Then she would ...
by nanney1
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9407

Breeding?

In the fall, I took my female to see the male on days 9-15. She would have nothing to do with him though he was quite interested the first few days. Unfortunately, she was non receptive, nasty when he tried to mount, and nicked him a few times. By days 14 and 15, he no longer had any interest. This ...
by nanney1
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80443

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

I've also got a visiting stud dog in for the week. He is fed Nutro Natural Choice Chicken, Rice and Oatmeal formula. This guy looks good for an older dog (eight).
by nanney1
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan People
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Pro Plan People

There is also an $8 off printable coupon on Pro Plan's Facebook page. Since the last 8 winners at Westminster were Pro Plan fed dogs, they're offering $8 off.
by nanney1
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80443

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

Meh...BH, you'll probably learn more about raw feeding on a raw feeding message board, or email group. And you'll get comparisons from people who have fed both. But for the record, I've fed both. Read Billinghurst's book, sought advice online, and gave it a shot. Went RAW/BARF for a year or more and...
by nanney1
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: PPP 30/20
Replies: 28
Views: 7529

Re: PPP 30/20

I think the intention was to have the combination of chicken and fish in this new product. Since people were combining a fish based Pro Plan with the chicken based PP Performance, they were trying to get the best of both worlds. Pro Plan already offered a couple of varieties that were fish only, so ...
by nanney1
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: PPP 30/20
Replies: 28
Views: 7529

PPP 30/20

Went to a show over the weekend and visited the Pro Plan booth. You can buy the food at a discount at the shows, and it usually drops in price later in the day on the last day of the show weekend. I needed a bag so I went by the booth. Sure enough, the bags were about $7 per bag cheaper than what I ...
by nanney1
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gravy Train....
Replies: 19
Views: 5299

Re: Gravy Train....

No offense taken.
by nanney1
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gravy Train....
Replies: 19
Views: 5299

Re: Gravy Train....

Never claimed what I posted in this thread to be a scientific study. In fact, if you read my first post in this thread, I noted that it was "just an observation." And by the way Sharon, the link you posted is not a scientific study either. It's just some general information that happens to be posted...
by nanney1
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gravy Train....
Replies: 19
Views: 5299

Re: Gravy Train....

Follow up to the Gravy Train story: A little over a month later went to different family member's home to see their litter of Blue Heeler pups. Guess what was laying around the barn? Another bag of Gravy Train. Looks like both of the parents were being fed this and the pups too. I didn't ask but wha...
by nanney1
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80443

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

I've tried a lot of foods both high end and low end, and many in between. I'm currently feeding my two large dogs, who spend most of their time sleeping, Purina Dog Chow. They've been on this for over a year and are doing just fine. I have one smaller dog that is more active and is shown in conforma...
by nanney1
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina pro plan puppy food
Replies: 10
Views: 3052

Re: Purina pro plan puppy food

Keep him on the Pride that they're feeding for a while. If they give you some use it and then transition. Or buy a bag to start with. It worked for the breeder and your pup is on it now, so you may not need to change. But to answer your question, I've fed Pro Plan Puppy, Performance, and Chicken and...
by nanney1
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Nutrition Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9747

Re: Dog Nutrition Thread

by nanney1
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Nutrition Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9747

Re: Dog Nutrition Thread

Just because an article has citations, it is not necessarily a scholarly endeavor. That first article, I don't know. Seems like you can grab and find on the web to bring together an article if you want to. And the replies at the bottom aren't exactly peer reviewed. It's just random people citing the...
by nanney1
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is this good? 48% dog food and 48% meat
Replies: 156
Views: 39117

Re: Is this good? 48% dog food and 48% meat

"purina is not challenging, because it is accurate" :roll: :lol:

I've gone back and read that line several times today for a good laugh.
by nanney1
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Vet visit and diet.
Replies: 33
Views: 6185

Re: Vet visit and diet.

Some people take their car/truck to a mechanic that sells Valvoline, but when they do their oil changes, always use Castrol, Quaker State, or always use synthetic, etc.... Doesn't mean their mechanic isn't knowledgeable or needs educating.
by nanney1
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gravy Train....
Replies: 19
Views: 5299

Re: Gravy Train....

I've thought about that. I didn't notice any land mines or any smell coming from the yard. While I was there, I wasn't looking for them and/or trying to see if I noticed anything. Just after the fact I thought about it. Maybe they cleaned up the yard since folks were coming over. You know, you can b...
by nanney1
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gravy Train....
Replies: 19
Views: 5299

Gravy Train....

Went to a family get together over the weekend. On the way inside, noticed their two mixed breed dogs in the back yard. Dogs were happy and friendly, running around the yard. Got bored and walked outside through the garage and noticed a half empty bag of Gravy Train just sitting out, bag open. Decid...
by nanney1
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Any of you feed raw?
Replies: 423
Views: 83471

Re: Any of you feed raw?

Del Lolo wrote:One of my best friends has a PhD in canine nutrition and even he says he doesn't know enough to feed raw.

.
Who offers a Ph.D. in canine nutrition?
by nanney1
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Got bad stuff need help!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 5517

Re: Got bad stuff need help!!!

If you're getting flea bites on your ankles, then you probably need to treat the house. But, if it is just the dog, then you're probably fine with just washing the dog and using the frontline. A good vacuum job on the carpet will probably be o.k.for your house if it is just the dog that has the flea...
by nanney1
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: missed breeding???
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Re: missed breeding???

She caught him on the cheek every day we went. It was all more of a serious warning than actual biting. If she really wanted to get him, she could have as he was preoccupied and she is terribly quick. I wonder if she'll ever stand as I think we had it nailed down on the time. When she flagged at hom...
by nanney1
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: missed breeding???
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Re: missed breeding???

She could have been spotting earier than detected and you missed it. It happened to me one time as one of my females was bred and conceived on the 1st day of "Detected" spotting. I explained it as I just missed the first 10 / 12 days.???..I don't know how but I must have. It still confuses me a lit...
by nanney1
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: missed breeding???
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

missed breeding???

Female started spotting two weeks ago today. Arranged with stud owner to bring her over on day 10. They live close by so bringing her over repeatedly was no big deal. As it turned out, she started flagging her tail late on the evening of day 8. I called and said I'll bring her over the next day - da...
by nanney1
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: In heat - couple of exercise questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: In heat - couple of exercise questions.

Moot point on the weight pull. Not allowable in competition. Found out ahead of time.
by nanney1
Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: In heat - couple of exercise questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 622

In heat - couple of exercise questions.

My female is in heat as of today. Typically, I take her jogging for regular exercise. However, I am planning to breed her this cycle. The run is typically a 20-25 minute run at her pace with her leading the way and pulling 3-4 times a week. She gets regular free exercise in the back yard. Should I c...
by nanney1
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Traditional Grain-Based Foods vs. Grain-Free Foods - Vote
Replies: 37
Views: 7724

Re: Traditional Grain-Based Foods vs. Grain-Free Foods - Vote

Ezzy: Why did you buy a Poodle with all sorts of problems that was on canned food and required hundreds of dollars in medicine? I know this is off-topic but I did vote in the poll. Just curious about why you would get such a dog and even more curious about the miraculous change after the switch to d...