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It sounds like you found a food that helps, and that's what worked for Ella B. (salmon oil I think was in it) , but once she got completely into the routine, etc. it was also much better. Basic boiled white rice is amazing for stablilizing their tummys, and they like it. Also, I fed her sweet pototoes which seemed to help as well. No dairy or anything like that. I'd say it took a good 4 weeks for her to have non -soft ....#2's :)
But the amount he's putting out sounds about the same as her. Big dogs..think about how tan you'll be in the summer when you go out there and do your scooping duty:)

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Ok, I have had it with these things....so far Max in his 3 .5 years of living has had both ears opened up surgically to remove clods of these things, and then next year, his paws had to be surgically opened (in between his TOES..ouch) to remove mass imbedded foxtails...tho usands of denero, green back, money, hills of monetary slop...
A slightly successful photographer/graphic-web designer, does not make a ton of money in my area, because it is CRAZY competitive... I REALLY don't want to see him go through this again, nor do I want to pay for another emergency slice and dice(who knows where they'll be this time...)
I clean ears daily, teeth, brush the monster long coats, and I did NOT see these things in my blond dog...Ella has still not had a problem perhaps because of the triple layer pyre coat..?, but Max...wow.
Now I check the toes very carefully every night, and we had the lawn covered with bark chips which seemed to work, but now, they are EVERYWHERE again, and I can't see any remedy that isn't either dangerous to the dogs, or kills the entire lawn along with the foxtails...the y also embed in the carpet which makes me crazy.
Aside from grooming them daily and checking for these things, does anybody have any other help for these things? I'm in this house, explicitly for the back yard size, and fence, so that the pooches have their place to run and play, but each year I dread the foxtails...:(

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Looooove the name~
Have you had him checked for intestinal house guests?(worms)...
My Pyre Ella had super sensitive tums when I brought her home, and probably the new home at the time, new food, etc...once I found a sensitive tummy formula, and added some basic bland rice....well let me just say that once a week, between the two dogs, I trade my very cute and ridiculously expensive shoes, for rubber gardening clogs, a shovel, lots of plastic bags, and gloves....to spend about 45 minutes doing dog duty in the back yard..and that one week, fills 4-5 plastic grocery size bags...echhh. Welcome to giant dogville:0)
At least in Southern California, the sun bakes it faster, so the smell is slightly muffled by the time I get to it.....

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Ohhh myyyy! Such de ja vu:)
Max, my Pyr/Laab, just started doing this....when I bake fresh bread. I've never had this problem before, and he's never been allowed to do that, but all of a sudden, it's like the bread is worth whatever the chastising will bring! I mean one day my friend came over, and I had just baked bread, so offered her some, and she was at the table, just about to eat, when Max literally sailed over the table, grabbed the bread, and had the entire fat slice down before he hit the floor, and he IMMEDIATELY went under the table, which is where he goes when he knows he's in trouble...I have changed the cooling area for the bread now, (to the top of the fridge....), because he has (in seconds) disposed of the ENTIRE loaf, before we even get a chance to cut it! He actually learned the jumping/standing at the counter while we had a basset hound stay with us for a while...after the basset left, Max knew how to drink from the toilet, stand at the counter, and several other irritating things that we worked hard to make NEVER happen, from pup hood...grrrr., but he has NEVER stolen food off of the counter or out of HANDS until recently...sim ply shocking, but funny too.:) It really seems to be the bread, but I notice that the more attention Ella (our Pyre) gets, the more he acts like a clinically attention starved sibling...whic h he's not. He gets more attention then Ella by a loooong shot, but the jealousy (on his side) is astounding. It sounds like you just have a character, full of personality... better then blahhh, right:)?

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Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Ear cleaning
« on: April 25, 2005, 05:08:21 pm »
Oh! I'm so glad I saw this, because I just found the best remedy! It was actually a vet that I met at church who gave me this when I was complaining about having to put Max and Ella on Otomax...AGAIN . It's called Blue Ear Power treatment..? and it's something you can make at home and keep around. At first I was leary of any homer treatment, but I'm a total  believer now...(although please note I'm not endorsing it by saying it takes the place of a vet, because then...well I'd be an idiot:) but they have had the same ear infection/yeast nasties happen since I've had them...I know exactly what it is by the smell, so I'm very happy to have the "recipe".  My pooches started showing improvement within two days, but I had to be really consistent. I bring out the treats with the drops..fill ear canal, annoy dog, bribe with nessesary treat.
I found the recipe on several dog sites, all with the same ingrediants and most of them say to warm it up before putting it into the ear, which is what I do. The smell is GONE..yay, ear looks normal, not puffy red, and they are not scratching, or shaking etc. Hope it helps someone else.
 Here's the link with directions   http://www.mariebennett.com/blueear/

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Meet & Greet BPOers / Re: California get together
« on: April 25, 2005, 04:33:28 pm »
Oooops, sorry for the typo...I meant the Dog Beach in OceanBEACH...w e live by OceanSIDE(runny fingers)

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Meet & Greet BPOers / Re: California get together
« on: April 25, 2005, 04:29:32 pm »
Hi there,
We're new as of today, but live in the So.Cal  North County area, and think the meeting is a  great idea. Is there a dog park that would accomodate them, allow them to run, and allow everyone to picnic/barbecue around? The Carlsbad area has a tiny plot of dirt that's fenced in, but another idea might be Dog Beach in Oceanside. Barbecue, and frolic for dogs & people? There's one in Del Mar also, but it's a bit more restrictive. The Oceanbeach area is more dog oriented then people oriented, while the Del Mar has specific off leash times...?

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Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Just arrived at Big Paws...smashing!
« on: April 25, 2005, 03:56:30 pm »
OK, I'm able to post some hello pics on my other Mac(not sure why...), so here they: Ella Blue and Max...aka order and chaos respectively.:)
...Chaos~

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Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Just arrived at Big Paws...smashing!
« on: April 25, 2005, 03:51:42 pm »
OK, I'm able to post some hello pics on my other Mac(not sure why...), so here they: Ella Blue and Max...aka order and chaos respectively.:)

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Great Pyrenees Discussions / Just arrived at Big Paws...smashing!
« on: April 25, 2005, 03:15:03 pm »
Howdy~
I stumbled on the site by accident, and I'm so glad I did! It's nice to be in the company of people who actually enjoy HUGE, hairy shedding, drooly, knock you down,...nothing better to lay your head on...dogs:)
Most of my friends think I'm touched in the head. They all have cat sized pooches, and I have the bear sized duo.  We just wanted to introduce ourselves....w ell actually it's me, but Max did the typing....:) the mixed mutt who just put the most disgusting slimy frisbee on my knees to discreetly tell me that I should get off of the board now and come PLAY~
Ella Blue the queen bee of Pyrs has her nose buried (gracefully though) in an inch of freshly dug dirt and is sleeping like that as I type. I was going to include pics, but for some reason the "browse"button isn't active on my mac...so I'll try to figure that out. Nice to meet y'all.

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