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Dog Health > tummy issues when changing food
Dingo

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Barked: Sat Jan 12, '13 12:34am PST 
Some dogs just have sensitive tummies, but it could also be the food you're switching to. What are you switching to/from?
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Dog Health > Does neutering stunt growth?
Dingo

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Barked: Sat Jan 12, '13 12:29am PST 
What Toto said smile

Dingo was a pediatric neuter - the shelter sterilized him at 2 months of age, because of their policy of only adopting out fixed dogs. He is a shepherd mix, but has very long legs and fairly slender. Our previous vet explained to us that the bone elongation and his moderate hip dysplasia were both likely caused by the early neuter
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Action: Don't give dogs as Christmas gifts!

Shiloh

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Barked: Sat Jan 12, '13 12:22am PST 
(Yes, a little late, but I won't tell if you don't smile )

I won't say that I DISagree with you, but I think that a dog can make a good Christmas gift if the adoption is well planned and properly thought out, especially since around Christmas is when dogs seem to be dumped in greater numbers and shelters strain to keep up.

The sad fact is ANY dog can be 'thrown away' at ANY time. I was the recipient of one such animal. The family got a cute puppy that turned into a high energy, nervous dog that was too much for them.

I would say that I agree with 'don't give a dog as an impulse gift'.
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Behavior & Training > My dachshund pees when new people/my roommate walk in the door?

Dingo

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Barked: Wed Oct 17, '12 10:09pm PST 
Is she scared or excited?

My brother in law had a Jack Russell mix who did it out of excitement. They resorted to diapers because they couldn't keep him calm ALL the time.
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Behavior & Training > Why do malamutes howl?

Dingo

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Barked: Sun Jul 29, '12 2:23pm PST 
Dingo doesn't look like it, but he has a husky/mal howl-moan. Usually it's reserved for the ambulance/fire dept sirens (we live near a busy highway), but sometimes he does it at us humans, especially when he wants our attention. Normally it goes like this:

Pick up toy, drop it in human's lap.
Being ignored. Pick it up and drop it again. Sit and look expectant.
One last pick up and drop. Stand looking adorable. Maybe lick human's hand.
Let them know you're there: Arooorooorooo
Toy still not being thrown. Arooorooorooo
Work up to the full howl. Awoooooooo

I can sometimes get him to howl with me, but mostly he looks at me like I'm stupid. I imagine him saying something like "You're doing it wrong."
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Dog Health > I CAN'T GET RID OF THE FLEAS
Dingo

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Barked: Tue Jul 24, '12 8:32pm PST 
Dingo is always plagued by fleas too. We salt our carpets with regular table salt and spray our yard. I make a spray on flea repellent of lemon peels, water, rosemary, garlic and witch hazel which is effective if you apply it every few days.

With a big infestation, the biggest thing is controlling the environment first. Fleas on feed on your dog but they live in your house and yard. Most flea meds kill the flea only after it has bitten your dog, so applying the meds and not treating your house and yard - yep, even if your yard is shared and dog doesn't go out there much - is inviting generations of fleas immune to the meds you're using. Its doubly important to treat yards and under the skirts of trailer homes because they tend to be not as sealed, with more chance for breeding under the house and coming in.
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Food & Nutrition > Is it Just Us?

Dingo

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Barked: Sun Jun 17, '12 4:01pm PST 
Higher quality food doesn't coat kibble in as much fat as cheapo brand stuff, which makes it less palatable dry. I always added water when we fed kibble, and sometimes plain low-fat yogurt or scrambled eggs. Watch out for nonfat yogurt - some brands add more sugar to make up for the loss in taste due to no fat.
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Raw Food Diet > How much does raw cost you per month?

Dingo

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Barked: Wed Jun 6, '12 6:34pm PST 
If things keep going like they have (I'm only a week into raw), we'll be spending about $45-50 a month to feed two 30 lbs pups and the 65 lb shepherd. So far, I've found liver for $2/lb, snagged 3 lbs of pork for ~$1.60 total in the bargain bin and I buy whole organ-in chickens to make the bulk, which we don't pay more than $0.65-0.70/lb for. Sams down here also has great deals on bulk eggs, which I cook and offer for the morning snack, since my guys eat their meat in the afternoon.

I practically haunt the mark-down bins. A local grocery store has crazy sales on "bad" meat, so I've commandeered our chest freezer and stock up. Hubby's fries and ice cream can live in the house freezer big grin
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Behavior & Training > Sending a dog away for training? Bootcamp?

Shiloh

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Barked: Mon Jun 4, '12 4:43pm PST 
Shiloh went to a boot camp. They spent $800 for a company to board him for a number of weeks and train him. Of course, they wanted him trained because he was a high energy, high prey drive dog who never got the stimulation he needed. He went to boot camp with all the problems a high energy/no outlet dog has and came back to them with all that and now the added issues of biting children and fear of adult men (possibly preexisting and exacerbated). Worth the $800!! The price tag also included training sessions with the family and an in-home consultation, I think.

From what I can gather, the training facility used dominance based philosophy, a huge no-no with Iggy mixes anyway shock

I took him a year ago and we've only had one issue with him ever: he likes to eat paper anything.

shrug What can you do?
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Raw Food Diet > Has anyone fed Swai Fillets?
Dingo

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Barked: Mon Jun 4, '12 4:35pm PST 
I used to cook it a bit in the microwave and stuff Kongs with it. It smelled faintly of catfish, and the dogs loved it but because it was farmed in Asia I only used it rarely and eventually stopped.

If you want fish, I get tinned sardines in water for $1.50 for 5oz
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