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Food & Nutrition > New puppy and can't afford raw
Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Thu Feb 5, '15 12:33am PST 
Except... vets do recommend Purina products... constantly... and Iams... While some of Hills products are decent... a lot are not. Corn is one of the most common allergies in dogs... along with wheat and soy which is why some brands do not use them at all. The fact that vet recommends Science Diet, conveniently sold at the vets does nothing to further their cause about it being good... Also... Science Diet/Hills seems to expensive for what it is.

I also just spent sometime comparing ingredients... Hills matches those of Purina and Nutro so saying those aren't balanced means Hills isn't balanced either.

As for the OP. My advice is stick with the Purina One for now. Its not the best food but its better than Ol Roy. It sounds like you live in a very rural area so getting better quality food may be hard. If it makes you feel better, look into adding ground beef, turkey, or chicken to your dog's food and things like eggs. It sounds like you have other forums you visit and they are helping you too.

Next time you go to Wal Mart, look for Iams Naturals too or the at the Rachel Ray limited and grain free lines.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks
Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Sun Feb 1, '15 9:09pm PST 
We got quite a bit of snow here too. Don't know how much but according to my mother one of the dogs jumped in a drift and disappeared. I'm kind of agitated with my job right now because they wouldn't close our store until 10pm and roads are crap. I understand they want to make money but all of my boss' bosses are at home and not driving in this while us lowly peons have to drive in this crap and work. I have been called in when cars aren't allowed on the roads...

Luckily my bf lives five minutes from my job and I am hunkered down here tonight while he works.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Sat Jan 17, '15 1:27am PST 
Aren't I-5s improvements supposed to be happening soon? Just wondering.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Mon Jan 12, '15 2:25am PST 
http://barkpost.com/kid-bosses-pit-bulls-like-boss/?utm_source=faceb ook&utm_medium=post

Not to start arguments... but am I the only one who sees signs of stress in some of these dogs? One pants then yawns and stops (sign of stress), most of them do not looked relaxed, and at the end when the dogs rush to the food, you can see one dog snap at another dog.

For those of you who haven't seen this video... its a four year old feeding six pit bulls (who look like mastiffs mixes) by dumping food onto the floor. Its not the breed that bothers me, its the fact that this mother is creating a dangerous situation and saying its fine. I don't know but I do not think I am making up the part of seeing signs of stress in some of these dogs. Not to mention that when this situation turns dangerous... it could have been avoided by feeding each dog individually...

oh...hi!
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Choosing the Right Dog > looking for breed ideas

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Thu Jan 8, '15 3:27pm PST 
Go to a foster based rescue? That way you know what you are getting and you don't have to decide on a breed.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks
Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Thu Jan 1, '15 12:45pm PST 
Bunny-before this Springer tackled me to the ground, I already had owned an English Springer Spaniel (which is the reason I knew this dog that tackled me was one) plus a Cocker and a Brittany. Like I said, while I was tackled... it looked different to my grandfather who saw a strange dog tackle his granddaughter one his property.

As for how I came to rescue Springers... after my family lost Charley due to his epilepsy we wanted another dog and fell in love with a blind and deaf tri-color in Michigan. After we applied to adopt this dog...we went through our fiances and knew we wouldn't be able to afford another dog's vet bill right away so we switched to fostering. Shortly after that we received our first foster, Toby. The tackling incident really never affected me in a negative way.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Fri Dec 26, '14 11:45pm PST 
Not that I am defending the shooting of any dog but Indiana is one big corn/soy bean field and because of that people who live in the country think its okay to leave their dogs roam free and don't think of the consequences. My grandfather lives in the middle of no where and when I was a kid, I would be over at his house playing outside. One day this brown and white springer spaniel came out of no where and tackled me to the ground. While it wasn't vicious attack, my grandfather did not appreciate a strange dog in his yard, jumping on one of his grandchildren. He came out with his shot gun. He didn't shoot the dog... just scared it off.

These country people claim that their dogs would never hurt another animal even though the owners of the property have seen these dogs come over multiply times and chase their chickens or cattle. I don't think its fair to the farm owners whose animals are being scared and killed by free roaming dogs not to be able to defend their animals.

I will say bb gun pellets sound more like *insert whatever word not allowed on dogster here* teenagers or drunk people.

I will say being involved in Spaniel rescue, we get Springers in all the time because they chased or killed the chickens...
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Rescues versus pure bred

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Tue Dec 16, '14 10:34pm PST 
Mya looks just like the pitbull/border collie mix that was at the shelter I volunteered at. That dog was a bundle of energy and awesomeness. I would have adopted her but she needed to be the only pet.

Indiana does purebred rescue as I volunteer for English Springer Rescue America. I saw that you live in Greenfield and if you are interested in adopting a purebred, go to www.sisaveapet.com. Those are some kill shelters and they get plenty of purebreds.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Wed Nov 12, '14 10:33pm PST 
Neither of the shelters charges an intake fee for animals. One has a waiting list because its privately funded while AC is public. They currently have 80 cats... I don't know... she knowingly broke her rental agreement when she got the cats... I am just irritated I guess. That's why people like you guys exist. big grin

In other news... its supposed to snow soon and unlike a majority of people here I am excited. I love the snow and winter with snow is usually what makes me happiest. I cannot be sad when I see snow falling from the sky or when I am playing in it with my Isabelle.

Toodles for now!
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks
Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Sat Nov 8, '14 7:51pm PST 
I unfriended someone on facebook yesterday. She had two cats (six months old) and couldn't care for them anymore. She claims she tried to give them to the shelter and rehome them but no one wanted them. So she puts them in her car and drives far away from her house and abandons them... I was pissed. Poor boyfriend was trying to calm me down. Indiana... in winter... house cats... hoping someone takes them in.
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