Griz - has passed July 2, 2014

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Age: 20 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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BIG black teddy bear!

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Dog News and Information
Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

October 15th 1996

Being w/ people, gettin hugs from the kids and playing w/ the puppies(Joey & Shelby)! ---- I DO HAVE MANY ENTRIES IN MY BLOG ----

Favorite Toy:
I don't have toys cause I don't pay any attention to them, though I do enjoy rough housing w/ the puppies in the backyard. My auntie Kathy is AMAZED by my EXCELLENT mobility especially since I am only 1 or 2 yrs. younger than my kibble fed collie cousin.

Favorite Food:
RAW fed as of 4/9/08 -- originally I was only gonna do RAW weekends but, I gave mommy my SAD doggy eyes when the Jacks were gettin fed.**YUMMMY**---- I do LOVE ANYTHING RAW yummmy. -- I am carnivoire hear me ROAR!!!!!

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere - I REALLY like to walk up to grandpas!

Arrival Story:
My current parents had just recently gotten married and in need of a washing machine, got a tip on a washer for sale made arrangements to go see it. When they got there they met me, and was told I was headin to the pound if no NEW home could be found for me, they were movin and could not take me. So my current parents made arrangements to come back after me, they had to get my NEW home ready for a BIG dog. My parents don't know my EXACT age but, they guesstimate I was born in `bout `96. In 2000 I joined a Yorkie named Bubba he was a pretty COOL dude, and I really miss him. Bubba got really sick and passed away he was 14 1/2 yrs. old(RIP Bubba *4/8/93--8/24/07 ). The kids in the family like me LOTS, the little girls like to give me hugs & kisses on my head. Now there are 2 full Jacks in the house a M & F! I'm kept apart from them, they kinda annoy me. I have been RAW fed as of 4/9/08. 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, my coat is thick & *GLOSSY*, MAJOR muscle tone & VERY RARELY do I have any gas. ~~~~I HAVE MANY ENTRIES IN MY DIARY and *MORE* page addy's & pages are always bein added!~~~~

From mom... RIP Bubba 4*8*93 -- 8*24*07 my precious boy Yorkie for 14 1/2 yrs got you when you were just puppy. I always think of our yrs. together. KISSES and HUGS

Forums Motto:
I hate FAKE bones!! *RAW ROCKS*

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Organs MMM organs

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 18th 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Joey Shelby Spanky

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Grizs' Diary

What's for our meal today???

January 27th 2010 12:38 pm
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Griz 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 Griz - 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).
Griz our senior Belgian Sheepdog AND
Joey & Shelby our Jack Russell Terriers *DO NOT* get the same RMB's.

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).

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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 7:35 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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Natural Rearing & “Spot-On” Flea Killers

June 25th 2009 8:48 am
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"The dogs that die from heartwom are the dogs that ar being vaccinated, fed commercial food and are being treated with supressive drugs for every little thing that comes along.
Disease, illness and symptoms come from within. A relatively healthy animal will not be susceptible to those things. So the ultimate answer is not to prevent heartworm (or distemper or parvo or whatever), by some artifical means, but rather to work on improving and maintaining good health. To the degree that you can imporve your dog's level of health, disease of any kind becomes less threatening."



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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 ~~
Griz gets the contents of THREE caps. mixed into his ground meat mix.
** 3 PINCHES OF GARLIC POWDER(pure NO additives) ~~EVERY FRIDAY~~ **

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What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines
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Vaccinations and Vaccinosis



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