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Food Discussion & Information / What makes a well-balanced RAW diet????
« on: September 18, 2007, 02:56:05 pm »
So, ok. We got Duke's allergy test results back from the vet yesterday. The poor guy. :(

Food wise, he's allergic to:
Poultry & Poultry mixes (Chicken & Turkey)
White Potatos
Alfalfa (Borderline)

Because one or more of these 'allergens' can be found in all of the dry foods we've researched (and researched and researched), we're opting for a RAW diet. Problem is that neither of us are familiar with proper diet balancing and preparation. Maybe we're over-reacting, :o but Duke is also plagued with a plethora of environmental allergies and we're just trying to keep him as comfortable as possible.

Could someone please advise?


You have a very beautiful pack, Paige.

Thank you for sharing the pics.

Saint Bernard Pictures / Re: Hello.. new to the board
« on: September 10, 2007, 02:26:09 pm »
Norman is adorable! :D Daisy is gorgeous.

Welcome to BPO. I'm JC - mom to Duke, the American Bulldog, and 5 bi-peds.

You're really going to like it here. :) I look forward to watching your babies grow. Do you have more pics?

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Re: "Jack Attack!"
« on: September 10, 2007, 02:15:52 pm »
Very beautiful pups you have there. I'm going to have to concur with the crowd, that last pic is too awesome.

Newfoundland Pictures / Re: Finally pics of Bear the Mountain Man
« on: September 10, 2007, 02:11:32 pm »
Bear looks so stinkin' cute! I love his outfit!

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Patrick!!!! you're the next Birthday on BPO
« on: September 10, 2007, 02:08:45 pm »
Happy Birthday Patrick!!! Hope your day is great!

Bull Terrier Discussions & Pictures / Re: introducing leopold
« on: September 09, 2007, 06:21:35 pm »
Leopold is soooooo cute. I love that name, too. :D

Although Duke's hearing is 'selective' ;D we've chosen to incorporate hand signals in his training.

Unfortunately, that's the best that I can offer. :( Wish I could be more helpful.

Otto looks like Duke. ;D Very handsome.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: doggy depression... :(
« on: September 09, 2007, 06:02:17 pm »
First of all, CONGRATULATION S! I just love babies. :)

I was just thinking...Duk e gets that way when the kids leave. My husband and I have 5 between us (ages 14-8) and we both share custody, so the kids are always coming and going. When the nest is empty, Duke gets depressed & anxious. He refuses to eat for a couple of days, paces and whines at the bottom of the stairs, sleeps alot, is naughty, and sometimes creates hot spots. What we do is put a towel/shirt/toy or something (that we don't mind being chewed) that has the kids' scent on it, in a pillow case and put it in his kennel. Duke does seem to recover quicker that way.

Hope this is helpful. :) Big hugs to your Chihuahua.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Need Some Good Thoughts Please
« on: September 09, 2007, 05:44:07 pm »
I've got goose bumps....that's just awful!

Many prayers for the family.

Remembering those no longer with us. / Re: Rest easy Kevlar
« on: September 09, 2007, 05:36:33 pm »
RIP little guy. :(
Big hugs to you Kathryn.


Bull Terrier Discussions & Pictures / Re: Little Jigsaw
« on: September 08, 2007, 05:43:44 pm »
Feel better little Jig. :(

Big Hugs and Kisses :)

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: Socializing advice - Please
« on: September 08, 2007, 05:20:34 pm »
It may be that he did not get enough socialization, and efforts there may help. But a dog should never be offered the chance to "practice" their bad behavior. For example, if he is lunging and growling at dogs, he shouldn't be taken out around other dogs and put within the threshold to do this - even in a is a reinforcing behavior so every time he does it and processes it in his brain, it gets further solidified.

For your own peace of mind, we NEVER put Duke in intentional social settings (i.e. dog parks or beaches). We only take him on walks through the neighborhood. Even then, we take great pains to avoid (i.e. crossing the street) an encounter.

The muzzle is NEVER utilized as a training tool either. It is for safety reasons only! We use the muzzle to prevent a biting, law suit, and euthanization, because owners in our neighborhood do not respect the local leash laws.

My questions stems from my desire to eventually obtain another dog or two (and possibly foster), none of which will happen until Duke's behavior has been corrected.

I do appreciate the starting off point (i.e CPDT trainer and books). Thank you for that.

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / Re: She's back.....
« on: September 06, 2007, 07:38:37 pm »
It's so awesome, that you got her back! Grateful that your neighbors had sense enough to know when to quit.

Congrats!  ;D

I hope your visit goes well for Beau also.

Keeping fingers and toes crossed. ;)

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: Socializing advice - Please
« on: September 06, 2007, 07:24:59 pm »
Neutered.  :)

Helpful Groups & Dogs in Need / Re: deformed dog in GA needs help *UPDATE*
« on: September 06, 2007, 07:23:36 pm »
HoooRay for Daquiri!!!!!

Thanks for the update.

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