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by MikeInTacoma
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fruits and Veggies?
Replies: 14
Views: 871

This is one thing that confuses me. I haven't read the BARF 101 thread, or if I did it has been a while and I don't remember the answer from that, so feel free to body-slam me if this is a dumb question: Why feed fruits and vegetables to a dog on a raw diet? I mean, they're carnivores, not omnivores...
by MikeInTacoma
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Hey Oregon APBT Owners!
Replies: 6
Views: 391

What does a "larger than 2 inch leather collar", for example, have to do with that? To me it is a precusor to BSL, IMO. It doesn't matter anyway because I just found out they passed the bill :sad: It must be something to do with " agitation collars "? I've often wondered what th...
by MikeInTacoma
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The best dog food money can buy
Replies: 47
Views: 5897

By the way, I didn't mention -- I respect the time and energy you're putting into this. I think your pup is very lucky to have you. :thumbsup:
by MikeInTacoma
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The best dog food money can buy
Replies: 47
Views: 5897

I'm not expert at dogfood, but I looked at the healthypetnet.com link you posted, dug down to the "Life's Abundance" info. http://www.healthypetnet.com/HealthyPetNet/Products/LifesAbundance/LifesAbundanceDog.aspx?realname=40066405 It looks promising, to my untutored eye: Made by APHIS, &qu...
by MikeInTacoma
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Not an owner, just a quick message.
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Hiya Kevin, welcome! Sorry about your arm; glad it healed. Personally, I'm of mixed mind about insurance. I guess it raises the bar to ownership -- i.e., it might weed out some idiot owners. And if, gods forbid, one of my dogs somehow seriously attacked a person (kind of inconceivable... Rufus would...
by MikeInTacoma
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: The best dog food money can buy
Replies: 47
Views: 5897

As far as I can tell, there is no one commercial food that is "best" for all dogs. Some dogs do better with one thing; other dogs do better with something else. Good luck finding the best for your pup! This may help: http://www.dogfoodproject.com/ Also, your pup is too young to be separate...
by MikeInTacoma
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: vet said no raw???
Replies: 56
Views: 5318

Burlington is a little far for me to drive to see the vet, but Welcome anyway! (Warning -- it takes a bit to adjust to the latitude -- 19 hours of sun in the summer, 5 hours in winter... that's if it's not cloudy... but overall, it's really great here!) Any chance that, in your chosen profession, yo...
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Transport Help Needed, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

I'm in Tacoma, could pick up from Longview, depending on time of day (I have a 1 p.m. commitment in Tacoma on Saturday -- Sunday is open though). PM me for phone #, if you want.
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Thanks for the explanations, packopits and Red. I'm not the original poster, but I need the information too.
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Aggression
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

[...] Also, be sure NOT to correct her growling. Correct the behavior but don't discourage her from growling. I know someone who did that and not instead of giving a warning (growling) the dog simply lunges and goes right for it (DA now HA). So, just keep that in mind too. Good luck! In this case, ...
by MikeInTacoma
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Virginia's up to HERE with Anti-breeding bills--PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 877

As far as I could see, these laws were fine -- especially with the exemptions for breed improvers, breed fanciers, and hobby breeders. If anything, I'd worry that the $1000 fine for misrepresentation is not enough of a deterrent -- make it a $10,000 fine.
by MikeInTacoma
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Seeking veterinarian, Tacoma WA
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Thanks for the feedback, Noriko... Edgewood Vet Clinic doesn't show up on the American Animal Hospital Association list (via Healthy Pet, so it's not my first choice; but it's good to know you had a non-negative experience there.
by MikeInTacoma
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Vet check first, neh? Rule out biological problems.
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: 50 lbs of chicken backs....
Replies: 53
Views: 3179

Thanks for the info and links, concreterose.
by MikeInTacoma
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: 50 lbs of chicken backs....
Replies: 53
Views: 3179

Pancreatitis from fatty meals -- I thought the danger was cooked fat. Uncooked fat is also dangerous?

What's a reasonable rule-of-thumb range of fat to meat ratio to avoid pancreatitis?

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