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Food & Nutrition > Zignature dry dog food and Natural Balance dry dog food?
Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Sat Jun 20, '15 8:50pm PST 
Right now they are on Pedigree adult and have been since January when I bought enough food, 2 pallets full, to get the pack through the winter and part of the summer. We tried other foods for a while none grain free though, each one of the others they were on over a year and didn't have much problem till they just decided they didnt like it. We have one dog on canned dog food and that is all she will eat but the others eat dry food.
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Food & Nutrition > Zignature dry dog food and Natural Balance dry dog food?
Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Wed Jun 17, '15 8:51pm PST 
Recently Tank and Bella have started getting really itchy to the point that Tank has chewed all the hair off his back and the base of his tail. Bella has a couple red spots on her chest near her front legs. I have seen them chewing at and licking at their paws so I figured pretty much right off that they have an allergy to something. I guessed that its got to be something in their food. I went to a local shop that sells grain free and holistic feeds. They gave us some samples of Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets food Sweet Potato and Bison and some Natural Balance LID Potato and duck and Zignature LID foods Trout and Salmon , Lamb and Duck. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried these foods and if so what their results were with the foods. I have to find something that will help because Tank and Bella are my husband and I's service dogs and we cant even take them out as they are so itchy that they are almost constantly scratching. I give them each 1 benadryl every other day and have bathed them in an oatmeal based shampoo.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Best Vests For Long Trips?

Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Tue May 19, '15 12:18pm PST 
you might look at some of the vests/ backpacks that activedogs.com have available. some of them look really good for long trips.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Non leather mobility harness

Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 23, '14 8:57pm PST 
I dont know of a company but you might try something like a neoprene harness. My husband's SDiT has a set of backpacks that he wears that has a handle on the top of the packs but I would suggest finding the neoprene harness someone else might suggest another type of harness but I cant remember what it is.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Hands off policy. No petting!

Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Mon Oct 14, '13 5:41pm PST 
While my husband allows petting of his SDiT Tank I dont allow it when it comes to Tanks sister Belladonna. Because my husband is a disabled veteran and a minister he allows the petting but there have been times that Tank was not only petted but swamped by people wanting to pet him. I should add that if someone asks kindly like the lady that saw my husband and I in walmart a few weeks ago with the dogs. She was curious about the dogs because being in a small rural area there are not many SD's around and it is odd to see two working SDiTs and their handlers in the same area at the same time. Well this day this lady was kind enough to ask before she petted the dogs. I did allow it because Bella was being very good that day and being petted was her reward.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Harley
Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Fri Oct 4, '13 4:46pm PST 
Harley I sent you a paw mail with a link to a place you might be able to get some help with his vet bills. I hope it helps.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Introduction time~! Woof woof!

Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Wed Oct 2, '13 12:34pm PST 
Welcome Yoshi I'm Tank and I am a PTSD alert SDiT and I am 21 months old. I am much bigger than you at 80 pounds, and next year we hope that I can become my daddy's mobility dog as well as his PTSD dog. My sister Bella is my moms Psychiatric SDiT and she is the same age of me but she is 20 pounds less than me. We are half lab and half GSD. You can always send us each a pup pal request if you want.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Service Dog friendly Psychiatrists?

Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Tue Oct 1, '13 8:31pm PST 
I dont know about in your area but I would suggest calling the psychiatrists in your area and explain to them that you have a SD and that he gives you freedom that you cannot get by having a human family member with you. I know that where I am one of the psychiatrist offices wanted my husband to sign a paper that said if anything happened to his first SD Buddy he would not hold them to blame. They also said that my hubby was paranoid schizophrenic with antisocial personality disorder and antisocial bordering on suicidal tendencies. The next psychiatrist who saw him said no that he has PTSD. I have been told by his current psychiatrist,who is through the VA, that I have secondary PTSD as well as a few other things going on. He has watched me work with the hubby's current SDiT Tank and says that he doesnt see why I couldnt and shouldnt have my own SD who is Tank's sister Queen Belladonna aka Bella. I would suggest that you call around and ask how they handle a SD and handler team when one comes in.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Gotta brag on my Bella and on Tank

Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Tue Oct 1, '13 8:21pm PST 
Today was Bella's first day going into a store other than Rural King and Petsmart. She had on her new vest and her tags, she doesnt wear them at home because I dont want them getting lost. Her tags are her rabies tag and her id tag. Well anyway we were in walmart, myself,Bella, my husband and Tank, we had to go get some medicine for my husband's cold and since we had already been out with the dogs paying bills and they were already in work gear we used the med trip as a training run. As we were standing in line a lady came up behind me and Bella did what I have been trying to teach her since we started training her eight months ago. She stepped between myself and the lady as a buffer. The lady ignored her and stepped closer then Bella did something I didnt expect. She pushed against the lady as if she were saying to her 'step back you are making my mom nervous. The lady looked down and saw what was pushing against her legs and stepped back with a quick "I'm sorry I didnt see the dog. Will you be giving her up when she is finished training?" I said no that she is staying with us.
Now on to the brag on Tank. He is an old paw at the walmart thing because he has been doing the public access part since he was around 7 months old I think. Anyway we had been in one of the isles before we went to check out and this little kid saw him and wanted to come over to say hi. The kids mom asked first of course so my hubby said yes. Anyway the kid tripped over his shoestring and fell landing right on Tank's tail and back leg. Tank never barked nipped or even whined. He just laid there as the kid got up and gave him a big hug. Tank raised his head and gave the kid a little Tank kiss on the nose as if he was saying 'its ok kid we all fall now and then.' the kids mom was very sorry and kept saying so. Even though Tank got fallen on I have to say that all in all we had a good day except for Bella getting sick in her crate, which was my fault I forgot because she has done so well not getting car sick, that she cannot be fed before a trip. The good thing was none of it got on her gear. It was all undigested kibble. Taught me to not feed her next week when my hubby has to go to the VA clinic for labs.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Dog friendly hotels in and around Gatlinburg TN.
Abrams Tank- SDiT

I'm trying to- fill some BIG- paws
 
 
Barked: Mon Sep 30, '13 4:59pm PST 
Next October my husband and I will be traveling with our two SDiTs Tank and Bella to Gatlinburg TN for my stepson's wedding. We are planning to stay in a hotel and a lot of the pet friendly ones I have looked at have weight limits or number of dog limits in the rooms. Some have weight limits of under 30 pounds and only allow one dog in the room. A lot of them also have bad reviews such as the rooms stunk of dog urine or smoke. I am looking for a hotel with a reasonable rate no pet fee and a good rating but also no weight limit because Tank is 80 pounds and Bella is 60 pounds. Also does anyone know the laws regarding SDiTs in TN? I am thankful for any help.
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