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Dachshund > pain in the neck!



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01/23/2009
 
 
Barked: Sat Oct 13, '12 4:03pm PST 
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Food & Nutrition > Food change after recalls


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Barked: Sat May 26, '12 6:12pm PST 
Has anyone tried Infinia Holistic? My dogs have always been on TOTW & now I'm scared of anything concerning Diamond. I tried this one because price is about the same & the Bison formula seems a lot like TOTW ingredients. The kibbles even look the same and I don't think my dogs have noticed a difference. I've heard some people have a problem with this food because it's made by PMI Industries(not familiar with but think it is a subsidiary of Purina?). Any thoughts or experience with this food?
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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > Is this a balanced diet? (mixed with small amt of high quality kibble)



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Barked: Mon May 21, '12 5:51am PST 
Thanks for reply. Will try the egg shells. Do you just grind up the uncooked shells? Never thought of oysters either - probably because I don't like them! Yes I worry about too much liver since I've heard shouldn't feed dogs a lot of organ meats but chicken livers are so cheap I like to include a lb at least (Kroger sells them for under $1.00) Also, all my dogs are older & do get supplements daily of glucosamine/chondroitin/msm and ester C.
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Home Prepared Food & Recipes > Is this a balanced diet? (mixed with small amt of high quality kibble)



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01/23/2009
 
 
Barked: Sun May 20, '12 4:29pm PST 
I occasionally cook up this concoction for my dogs to mix with their kibble:
1 1b ground beef, 1 lb ground turkey, chicken livers or sometimes beef liver, some type fish(mackerel, salmon), rolled oats or brown rice, sometimes sweet potatoes, olive oil, fish oil and/or flaxseed oil, spinach, broccoli, eggs, blueberries, garlic, with usually a dose of turmeric, fennel seeds & a dash of cinnamon. (after blending it all together my husband calls it Soylent Green - for you older guys like us who remember the movie-cause that's what is looks like- but all the dogs absolutely love it) If I cut out the kibble what should I add for a complete diet?
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Dog Health > Hypothyroidism in dachshund



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01/23/2009
 
 
Barked: Mon Feb 20, '12 7:52am PST 
Thanks for the feed back. I re-checked the TOTW bag & it says 3/4 to 1 & 1/2 cups per day for 10-20 lb dogs. I give the same amount to my other 3 dachshunds & they have no weight problems & great coats. Also I have an 80 lb Golden Mix that gets 3 cups a day - 1 1/2 twice a day & she is 11 & in great shape. I do use a real measuring cup & the small ones actually get a 'tad' less than the 1/2 cup each feeding so total is more like between 3/4 & 1 cup a day. I do occasionally give them home cooked or good canned food over their kibble but I cut the kibble in 1/2 and as I said no problem with other dogs. If I feed him any less he may start trying to eat the cat!(LOL) I have to feed him separately so he won't gobble his down & go after the others food. Just keep hoping this medicine may start helping or don't know what I'll do. Unfortunately, I can't keep paying for more & more tests..Oh & husband & I also walk him every day more than the others thinking he maybe needed more exercise but no change either.
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Dog Health > Hypothyroidism in dachshund


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01/23/2009
 
 
Barked: Sun Feb 12, '12 8:41am PST 
My 7 yo 'tweenie'doxie(20lbs now but should be about 17lbs)has over the past year gotten fatter with a big pot belly, thinning hair & food aggressive (lives to steal food if you aren't paying attn for 1 second/trying to get in garbage/etc). My vet did $300+ in blood work-ups - nothing to indicate cushings & didn't indicate hypothyroidism either. Blood work did show high cholesterol(which I've read does come with H-Thyroidism) Vet went ahead & put him on .3mg of Soloxine a day to see if it would help & also has me giving him small dosage of melatonin a day. She said if this doesn't help will have to do more tests. Unfortunately, I just don't have funds to 'keep' doing tests. Anyone been through this before and have any input or suggestions? (By the way - he eats mainly TOTW - & gets 1/2 cup in a.m. & 1/2 in afternoon. The same as my other doxies who have no weight problems and all get same exercise. Plus they all stay on supplements-glucosamine/msm/chondroitin & ester c for back disk help)
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