Jack Russell Terrier
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Home:Quad Cities-Moline, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Joey

~~ Baby boy/Handsome boy! ~~ My mom calls me *Joseph* OR *Joseph Alfred* when I'm In trouble & when I'm just ignoring her!

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Dog News and Information
Quick Bio:

May 10th 2007

Giving kisses, playin w/ the kids, smiling, chasing the cats down to the playroom or on to a windowseal & playin w/ my best doggie friend/roommate - Shelby ---- I DO HAVE MANY ENTRIES IN MY BLOG ----

Jeffrey pokin at me(just plain annoying me).

Favorite Toy:
~ I like all our toys & eventually DESTROY most of the toys my mommy gets us, I do love to play w/ our squeekie stuffies. ~~~ Don't get ANNOYED at my energy & happiness, I AM NOT HYPER!!... Jacks just don't let go of their puppy joy!

Favorite Food:
RAW fed as of 4/5/08 ---- A *RAW* juicy steak and a beer... YUMMMMMMMMY, though I RARELY get any beer :( :( !!!!

Favorite Walk:
I just LOVE to go bye-bye!!

Best Tricks:
NOT A TRICK but, my family laughs when I walk on my hind legs. I really wanna see what's on the kitchen table and counter & I *SMILE* BIG!!

Arrival Story:
My mom had seen Jack Russells on TV for a while and became intrigued, started to do some research on my breed and fell in love w/ my personality & energy packed breed. So she went online to our local newspaper and found a listing my breeder put in, passed it by her husband(my dad) and made arrangements to see my 2 brothers and I at our farm outside of Dobuque, IA. The older kid in the house picked me out they call him Jeffrey, him and the little girls love to play w/ Shelby& I. I joined the family 7/13/07 ***the pic of me sleeping in my mommys lap is my first pic./the day after I came home, when I came home I started eatting *Solid Gold Health Foods For Pets* NOW I am RAW fed as of 4/5/08. Switched cold turkey from kibble to RAW fortunately w/ NO problems some runny poos and a bit of gas but, nothing major. Now I am sooooo healthy I *GLOW*, I have even MORE energy, MAJOR muscle tone & VERY RARELY do I have any gas. My mom still keeps in contact w/ my breeder via internet w/ pics and info. ohhhh and a few months ago my mom received my pedigree papers and she was SHOCKED that she chose a name for me sooo close to my birth moms name "Josie" my birth parents names are Josie & Max. I have a nice size backyard to run around in, we live next to my cousins(total of 6 dogs-1 males & 5 females). Our male cousin does not like us--Shelby, Griz or me. ~~~~I DO HAVE MANY ENTRIES IN MY DIARY and *MORE* page addy's & pages are always bein added! ~~~~***DON'T FORGET TO CHECKOUT MY SHELBYS' PAGE TOO!*** ~~~~

~~~~ I am a WHITE dog and my fur always looks like I just got a bath! Our beautiful WHITE coats always gets compliments, the last bath mommy can remember giving us was when we first came home.~~~~ From mom... RIP Bubba 4*8*93 to 8*24*07 my precious boy Yorkie for 14 1/2 yrs got you when you were just puppy. I always think of you and our yrs. together. KISSES and HUGS

Forums Motto:
Let's play ball!!! **RAW DIET RULES**

The Last Forum I Posted In:
JRT and fat amounts -short story included

RAW fed:
RAW fed as of 4/5/08!!! ******My first RAW meal was some Bison burger, some Bison liver, Tripe, Seameal & Flaxseed Oil mixed together.******

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 16th 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Shelby Griz - has
passed July 2,

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Joeys' Diary

What's for our meal today???

January 27th 2010 12:30 pm
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Joey is fed a homemade RAW diet(prey model)

as of 4/5/08

RMB's == Raw Meaty Bones
and DO NOT drink tap water only purified water like rest of the family including the cats(we do the refills at Wal-mart).

Prey model -- 80 * 10 * 10
The "Prey model" diet attempts to simulate the proportions of an actual prey animal in a pet's diet. This includes organ meat, heads, skin, muscle, bone, blood and even small amounts of fur, feathers or scales, mimicking the amounts that would be consumed when eating small prey. Generally, the diet recommends 80% meat (including some 'meaty' organs such as heart), 10% bone and 10% organs (of which half is liver). Proponents of the whole prey model diet believe dogs and cats are carnivores and therefore there is no nutritional or dietary need for anything other than meat, bones, and organs. The supporters of the prey model also focus on feeding meats from a wide variety of animals for best nutrition.
Supplements are generally not used in a prey model diet although some followers do add fish oil to the diet to compensate for the reduced amount of omega-3 fatty acid in commercially raised grain-fed livestock.
** Joey gets Wild Alaskan Oil listed just below. **
Prey model info.
from Wikipedia

Grizzly Salmon Oil & Wild Alaskan Oil
(check at your Petco that is where I found Grizzly Pet Products - Wild Alaskan Oil)

I get the RAW for Joey - at a couple butcher shops and an oriental market.
After driving around to the shops around here and asking people I settled on a couple that I liked their selections & they also can order items in for me if not on hand.
They are where I get their ground meat... turkey, beef, buffalo, venison, elk, pork & their RMB's
Bone-In Goat Cubes, turkey necks/drumsticks, chicken parts(thighs, wings, legs & feet), whole chickens(cut to order), pork ribs, beef neck pieces, pork hocks & organs(chicken -- gizzards & livers AND beef -- liver, thymus"sweet breads" & kidneys).
Joey & Shelby our Jack Russell Terriers *DO NOT* get the same RMB's as Griz our senior Belgian Sheepdog does.

THE FOLLOWING MENU WORKS *WELL* FOR "MY 3" canine kids -- they are healthy, strong & happy ==> they are thriving
My 3 get PRIMARILY RMB's w/ 2 days(M & F) of ground meat/organ w/ their "health mix". (sometimes including finely minced celery).

Joey does enjoy getting some reg. vanilla yogurt, apple slices and some orange.

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The chemicals used to make the cute & attractive rawhide treats...
Ash-Lye solution, Lime solution & bleach.

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Store bought treats

January 7th 2010 7:31 am
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Zukes has a LARGE selection of products, most of their products have a large line of ingredients(making it NOT a simple treat) and surgar. I have listed below and there are others in their line not listed here that have surgar(they don't identify it as surgar), but it is surgar.
Maple syrup, Blackstrap Molasses & Molasses are all surgar.

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**Zukes Hip Action**
Beef, Ground Rice, Ground Oats, Malted Barley, Gelatin, Maple Syrup, Vegetable Glycerin, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Fresh Apples, Fresh Carrots, Canola Oil, Ground Flax Seed, Fresh Blueberries, Lecithin, Salt, Phosphoric Acid (a natural acidifier), Garlic Powder, Sorbic Acid (a preservative), Chondroitin Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite.

**SuperFood Organic Dog Biscuits**
Organic Ground Oats*, Organic Ground Barley*, Blueberries, Cranberries, Potatoes, Oat Fiber, Organic Blackstrap Molasses*, Oil Blend (sunflower, olive and canola), Beets, Raspberries, Cherries, Blackberries, Natural Vegetable Flavors.

**Jerky Naturals**
Beef, Ground Oats, Ground Rice, Ground Barley, Malted Barley, Molasses, Vegetable Glycerin, Gelatin, Blueberries, Ground Flax Seed, Apples, Carrots, Canola Oil, Natural Flavors, Garlic, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphoric Acid, salt, Sorbic Acid (a preservative), Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Taurine, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Ethylenediamne Dihydriodide (source of Iodine), Sodium Selenite (source of Selenium).

**Mini Bakes**
Ground Oats, Rice Bran, Peanut Butter, Blueberries, Potatoes, Oat Fiber, Blackstrap Molasses, Oil Blend (sunflower, olive and canola), Natural Vegetable Flavors

**Zuke's Z-Filets Select Slices Venison**
Chicken, Rice Flour, Maple Syrup, Salt, Garlic Powder, Phosphoric Acid, Sorbic Acid (a preservative), Mixed Tocopherols

**Zuke's Z-Filets Select Slices Chicken**
Chicken, Rice Flour, Maple Syrup, Salt, Garlic Powder, Phosphoric Acid, Sorbic Acid (a preservative), Mixed Tocopherols

Bit O Luv also has surgar... dextrose(surgar derived from fruit) AND corn syrup

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**Bit O Luv**
Beef, chicken, dextrose, water, corn syrup, soy protein, isolate, natural smoke flavor, salt potassium
Paprika, ??(cannot read from online page) & sodium
nitrate(a carcinagen that can also be found in hotdogs AND lunchmeat).

Walmart... I like Wal-mart for buying, groceries, clothes, etc. from, but NOT for the treats for my dogs.

No Grainers SOLD only at Wal-mart -- They do have an online page, but it does not list the ingredients of their treats. MAYBE it is the same high quality ingredients & YUMMMMY preservatives that goes into their ~Ol Roy~ dog food. I don't know I will have to check tomorrow(Jan. 8).

**Ol Roy dog food**
Ground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground whole wheat, corn syrup, poultry fat, Meat and bone meal (Animal Fat Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid), Chicken by-product Meal, Rice, Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin D and E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulafate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Meadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex Source of Vitamin K, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid

Meadione Sodium Bisulfite has been BANNED for use in over the counter (human) products because of it's high toxicity. It causes cytotoxicity in liver cells, causes hemolytic anemia and hyperbilirubinemia, considerably weakens the immune system, has possible mutagenic effects, & is directly toxic in high doses.

Now consider dogs are eating this stuff EVERY DAY and are constantly being exposed to all those nasties.

Dog food preservatives

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Only ***Made In USA***


**Pet Greens Treats...

**Pure Bites...

**Cloud Star -- Provenance...
---SELECT the ~Buddy Biscuits~ icon
to view---

**Evo Dog Treats AVAILABLE in 3 formulas ---
Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula...

Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula...

Wild Cravings Herring Formula...

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As of 1/09
We no longer use ANY commercial flea/tick/heartworm products, here are the ONLY supplements my 3 get just TWICE weekly.

~~ Solid Gold -- Seameal w/Flaxseed Meal ~~ eam.html
~~ Spring Valley Cayenne Fruit caps. - 40,000 STU Whole Herb ~~
Joey gets the contents of TWO caps. mixed into his ground meat meals/minced celery mix every M & F.
** 3 PINCHES OF GARLIC POWDER(pure NO additives) ~~EVERY FRIDAY~~ **

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