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Raw Food Diet > Are there any mods left on this website?
Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Wed Apr 1, '15 6:49pm PST 
In the spirit of April fools, I think we should all include our "official" titles as our post signatures as well.

Mulder
Certified 100% Sick of this BS
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Dog Health > Is plain soap bad for a dog's skin?
Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Wed Apr 1, '15 6:44pm PST 
OP didn't say anything at all about feeding her dog coconut oil. She said she was using a coconut-oil based soap to clean the dog and was asking about that.

More random interjections of weird opinions I see. Never gets old.
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Dog Health > Is plain soap bad for a dog's skin?

Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Wed Apr 1, '15 5:46pm PST 
Jasper, Earthbath's oatmeal and aloe is literally a coconut based shampoo, how can you question its benefits when it is literally what you are recommending.
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Food & Nutrition > Grain free dog food craze

Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Tue Mar 31, '15 7:20am PST 
Grains are not a necessary part of a dog's diet. They have no dietary need for carbohydrates in their diet, which grains are high in, and which are usually only added to food as bulk and as a starch binder (despite the claim of "a healthy source of carbohydrates"... which as just mentioned, are completely unnecessary in a dog's diet).

White potatoes is also completely unnecessary. As is tapioca, lentil, pea starch, and the mass variety of other starch binders commonly used in kibbles, including "grain free" kibbles.

Everything in moderation. Grain wouldn't hardly be the issue that it is, if more foods weren't using it as the BASE of their diets. Many grain free foods do this same thing, so really they aren't much better in the end. You need SOME kind of binder in a kibble, something to hold it together, so at some level its unavoidable. But long story short is, high meat content, low starch and carb. "Grain free" just becomes easier for people to key in on these days, as the majority of foods who ARE doing things correctly also just happen to be operating under the "grain free" marquee. Realistically there are few grain inclusives really seeking to do things right, BUT they do exist and are perfectly viable kibble diets.
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Behavior & Training > Will this method work for training against leash reactivity?

Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 29, '15 4:32pm PST 
Here's what I'll say:

Doing nothing but what you are describing will help to keep your dog out of trouble and prevent the rehearsal of the bad behaviors. Which is good.

However, that and that alone will not "fix" the reactivity.

You really need to figure out where he is coming from with the reactivity, and go from there. If its a fear issue you need to work on building confidence, if its over-excitement you need to work on impulse control, so on and so forth. How you will deal with the reaction will depend a lot on where that reaction is coming from. Pulling the dog away before he has a chance to do anything is better than just letting him react, but its not really fixing the root of the problem.
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Raw Food Diet > Should I be avoiding meat with antibiotics?
Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 29, '15 4:25pm PST 
I generally live by the rule of... get what you can reasonably afford.

If you CAN feed hormone and antibiotic free meats, then I would go for it. Though personally, if I'm going to be spending more anyway, I would be paying more attention to cage free/free run/naturally fed products. The meat from animals fed appropriate diets is going to have better fatty acid profiles for your dog, but also being free run/etc helps to ensure at least SOME level of humane living conditions (most are still kept in mass on lots, but at least they live with their feet on the ground and not in a wire cage their whole lives...)
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Dog Health > Does anyone have experience with using Meloxicam (Metacam)?

Ridley

Cry cry cry!
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 29, '15 6:45am PST 
Koby, I would advise you stay FAR away from any Dogswell jerky products, including Happy Hips.

I believe we are all well aware of the issues currently going on with Chinese-made dog jerky products. Dogswell continues to make most of their jerky in China, and has already suffered recalls because of it.

Companies like Earth Animal make a hip/joint jerky product that are actually made and sourced in the US, if you absolutely must do a treat like this.

I've never had to use Tram or Metacam. Ridley does have mild HD, though, so I do have a pretty strict regiment with him in terms of reducing inflation and joint care.

I'm actually using a horse product called Acti Flex 4000 (you can see its breakdown here) for his primary support, I just dose it out for him with a syringe plunger. Ridley gets about 2.5mls x2 daily, the other dogs get around 1.5mls x2/daily, and the smaller bottle still lasts me 2 months. I also do 2000mg of Ester C daily for inflation, as well as a powdered green lipped mussel supplement.

Never noticed any pain or stiffness from him doing this regiment. He's 0 to 100 in less than a second, so I have to imagine its doing something for him laugh out loud
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Food & Nutrition > Rotators!!

Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Wed Mar 25, '15 6:09pm PST 
Oh, actually on that note Jasper, regarding dehydrated raw products... I've done Sojos/Grandma Lucy's in the past, and have absolutely seen chunks in the poop. Usually the carrot. So if its whole chunks, I would maybe let it rehydrate for longer than recommended, and maybe mash them up once they are soft. On the flip, I've been feeding THK for years, and have never had this problem. I'm assuming because its a much more ground up mix.
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Raw Food Diet > Are there any mods left on this website?

Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Tue Mar 24, '15 6:00pm PST 
Seems my expectations were set too high, the "dog house" remains a fond memory of the past!

Great job Dogster.
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Food & Nutrition > Rotators!!
Mulder

Spooky Mulder
 
 
Barked: Tue Mar 24, '15 5:59pm PST 
Lol.

I and Love and You looks fine.

I rotate constantly, my dogs rarely eat the same thing for too long. With raw I'm rotating weekly, with kibble monthly.

Magically all my dogs are still here. Your dogs will likely be too, Peter, as there is no actual scientific evidence to back anything that Jasper posted big laugh
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