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Food & Nutrition > Switching dogs off of Bentiful, suggested brands? Question about Beggin Strips.

Reno

Not all Service- Dogs are tall
 
 
Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 4:44pm PST 
ps Reno, Nature's recipe still uses menadione in their food. It would be good except that menadione bisulfate is a nasty thing.

Yep, like I said, there are a few not-so-great ingredients still in the line, but that's why the price is lower than say Blue, Wellness, ToTW and the other top premiums. You do get what you pay for.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > How do you handle curious strangers in public?
Reno

Not all Service- Dogs are tall
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 12:03pm PST 
I have a small PSD, Reno is all of 7lbs, which for me is perfect, he's extremely portable and often goes completely un-noticed while i am out and about, however, there are times when he is noticed and animal lovers (especially children) flock to him. He is well trained, and well mannered, and like any PSD, hugely tollerant in most situations but I have the issue of children completely ignoring me and not just petting him, but trying to pick him up or give him hugs. Years ago with my former PSD I had a bad experience with a toddler picking my dog up BY HIS EAR while his mother watched and laughed and said her child "loves puppies!" The child injured my dog, first harming his ear then when he dropped him when I screamed. I also had the mother to contend with who got mad at ME for scaring her child (He started crying) when I shrieked "LET HIM GO!" I TRY to head people off "Please dont touch him, he's a Service Animal and is NOT to be touched or bothered" I will tell them, if they ask why I respond "Well, would you poke a stick in the spokes of wheelchair? Think or touching my dog as poking a stick into the spokes of a wheelchair, it's no different."
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Landlord wants to refuse us a service dog

Reno

Not all Service- Dogs are tall
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 11:50am PST 
You're looking under the wrong laws for help. Your Service dog (in training or not) is covered and protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. The ADA law trumps all housing laws, it's federal and covers ALL states, all counties, private or company owned properties etc. Bottom line, if a person is leasing out a place to live they MUST allow a service dog (In training or not) and it is ILLEGAL for them to charge you one single cent extra in rent, illegal for them to ask for a pet deposit or for ANY restrictions on that service animal because by federal law, that animal IS NOT a pet. It is also ILLEGAL for them to ask what the dog does, what your disability is that requires the dog etc. They may ask for proof that the dog is required, in the form of a simple letter from a doctor or therapist that only has to say the dog is medically required (no reasons should be listed) by you. Denying access to a service animal is illegal, denying you the ability to have your animal while it is trained for service is ILLEGAL and you can contact the ADA hotline ar 800-514-0301 or get help at ada.gov there are printable pamphlets you can give your landlord that explain his rights and yours. If you have paid him a cent for this, he has to return every dime to you. Reno is a registered SD for me, he is my second Service Dog. Society still resists the access of service dogs and are prejudiced against them. Stand up for your rights, you're educating and fighting for rights YOU HAVE under Federal law.
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Food & Nutrition > Switching dogs off of Bentiful, suggested brands? Question about Beggin Strips.

Reno

Not all Service- Dogs are tall
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 26, '13 11:38am PST 
Ultimately you get what you pay for. There's no way a company can provide you with human grade ingredients sourced in the United States and manufactured in a clean well kept facility for less than $1 a pound retail. However, if you want to get into a decent holistic with only a few not-so-great ingredients here and there through the product line, look at Natures Recipee made by Del Monte. It's the least expensive of the decent quality foods, I would feed it myself (and I am picky as heck). I don't feed it, I feed Blue Small Breed adult because of the cold formed chelated vit/min bits in the food and the companies lightning fast responsibility when there has been any question about their food. All US sourced ingredients except the lamb which is from New Zealand, the company keeps 2 inspectors on their production line for every batch made and it's a privately owned brand not corporate.
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