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I still don't think this was the one I was thinking of, but this one I found (on the Tail Blazers website) will work. It gives me the info I was looking for to pass along to my friend who is getting a lab pup in 2 weeks.
Thanks everyone for your help!

No, I think it was some company website that had a link to the one I'm thinking of.  Like if I was on www.tailblazer, they have an ingredient directory you can look up every possible ingredient listed on a bag of dog food...  I think it was a company like that, their own website with a link somewhere else. Hmmm, I'll keep looking.

I came across a website a while back when I was researching food and what best to feed Tucker that was fantastic and had every dog food brand imaginable on it, with all the ingredients listed, broken down, explained and compared.  Chart format, I think.  I was able to look up the TD Feline  food prescribed by the vet for my two cats (that they had eaten their whole lives) and I discovered how bad it was for them (in terms of poor ingredients), but of course vet had encouraged feeding this brand because she sells it in her practice.

Anyway, I can't remember what website this was on, or how to find it again.  I've been searching for 2 days and can't seem to locate it.

Anyone have any idea where to look, or anyone know what website I'm talking about?

I just remember being able to look up ANY pet food by name (dry only I think) and being able to compare it to others, being given the list of ingredients, what they all meant, how good/bad/useless they were etc...

Thanks in advance for help!

Big Dogs with Jobs / Re: Wish me luck today!
« on: January 08, 2009, 02:47:58 am »
Good luck, have a good time! I'm sure they'll do great.

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Tucker is 10 months old today!
« on: January 08, 2009, 02:43:45 am »
Very striking boy! I love the picture with the dinosaur.
Thanks, he was terrified of it for the first 15 minutes or so, but then realized it was just a toy and all out wrestles with it now. We only let him have it for short periods of time every few days, because he gets SO into wrestling, we don't want him to hurt himself!
I love your avatar pic, your dog is GORGEOUS!

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Tucker is 10 months old today!
« on: January 07, 2009, 02:06:40 pm »
Yay I figured it out, that only took almost an hour!!  Here are some more recent pics of Tucker at 10 months old.

1. Tucker wearing antlers on Christmas morning.
2. Tucker and my husband standing beside our daughter's site. We went there first thing Christmas morning.
3. Tucker opening his first Christmas present.
4 Tucker being introduced on Boxing Day to his new toy...a huge dinosaur made by the Tuffy people.

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Tucker is 10 months old today!
« on: January 07, 2009, 01:59:43 pm »
Trying to remember how to post pics...

If it works, this is a recent pic of Tucker on Christmas eve.

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Re: Tucker is 10 months old today!
« on: January 07, 2009, 09:41:24 am »
*Shhhhh! I'm sneaking on at work...but I'll post a current pic of 10 month old Tucker once I get home today. I still can't believe how fast the time has gone, and can't imagine our house without him!

Morning BPO'ers!

First question- we had friends over with their 3 year old Pyr Jackson last night, and I noticed that when Jackson walked, I could hear his ankles clicking, I think on his back two legs.  It was the definite sound of joints clicking, I'm pretty sure from his ankles. I was concerned (at first I thought it was coming from Tucker) and mentioned it to Jackson's mom and she just said "oh yeah, that happens sometimes, since he was little." and didn't seem worried at all.  Now, I didn't hear the noise EVERY time Jackson was walking around, but I would say it was about 50% of the time he was in motion.

Any idea what this could be caused from? Should his mom be more worried and take him to the vet?  I don't think Jackson is hurting at all, but to me, joints clicking like that can't be good.

2nd question:  hubby and I had a "discussion" yesterday after Jackson and his parents left, on the topic of when should you stop calling your puppy a puppy and start calling him a dog?  Jackson's parents still refer to him as "our puppy Jackson", and yet Jackson is 3 years old.  I still call Tucker our puppy, because he's only 10 months, but hubby calls him our dog, because of his size.

Such a silly question, I know, but I'm curious as to others opinions.

I figure I'd call Tucker a puppy till he was at least 1 year old, and I do think its odd they call Jackson a puppy at the age of 3 years, but I also think hubby is wrong to call Tucker a "dog" already.

Hmmm.  Thanks for your input as always.

LOL  I doubt it was a kitty-swat, since they are never near the door when we are getting Tucker to come in, but hey- anything is possible I guess!

We've been using the word "Inside!" and a food lure (randomly) and it seems to be working better.  I think Tucker will be putting two and two together soon enough (he's a smart puppy) and it will click for him.

LOL...we do back up as well (but need to be cautious as we have two INDOOR ONLY cats we don't want to scoot by us out into the world...) and also make funny noises, shake his favorite toys at him, sit on the floor to coax him into coming in, we open the front door pretending someone new has come in...and none of it works.

Well, stuff might work one or two times, but not consistently, and when its -40 degrees celcius we need Tucker to JUST COME INSIDE!! as fast as possible, we can not afford to let all that heat out!

Bernese Mountain Dog Discussions / Tucker is 10 months old today!
« on: December 27, 2008, 07:19:09 am »
I can't believe he is 10 months old today...It goes by so fast!  We brought him home on Mother's Day, May 11, 10 weeks of age, and POOF!  It really does go by in the blink of an eye.

Recently, like the past month or so, Tucker has been hesitating to come back in the house after being let out to pee or play in backyard.

To best of our knowlege, he hasn't been "struck" by the door, had it closed in his face or anything traumatic that would've made him scared of the door.  The first thing we thought of was that because we would let him out for one last pee before kenneling him for the night, he began to think "if I come back in house, i have to go to bed" we changed his routine, do his last pee out at 9pm, then are still up for 2 hours hanging with him before he has to go to bed.

It seemed to work for a bit, but now Tucker is right back to hesitating. It is getting really frustrating as he'll bark to come inside, be standing RIGHT by the door, peering in the window, and we'll open it for him...and he'll back up, and just stand there, looking at us. And won't move.

We have lured him in with food, but we don't want that to become a habit, that he only  comes in when offered cheese ro whatever...

Any ideas why he's hesitating? Or how to put it to an end?

Discussions & Information on Grooming / Re: Pedi Paws
« on: December 27, 2008, 05:58:24 am »
Tucker just got PediPaws for Christmas (from the cats, LOL) and we are still acclimating him to it, but so far so good. I was able to do a whole paw the second day, but his nails were just trimmed 2 weeks ago at groomers, so there wasn't much to file down. 

I did test it on myself first to see how it felt- its not too bad, better than I expected. And its also quieter than I expected.

OMG they are so so so cute! I love Saint Bernards, I wish I had room...

Congratulation s in advance, what a great way to start the new year.  How is the name-choosing going??


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