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  Topic: Raw food
Eric

Replies: 14
Views: 5503

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/06/09, 11:37 am   Subject: Raw food
I have recently put my boy on this raw diet and he has really thrived on it. I was wondering if he should also be getting more carbs (ie brown rice) as I know low carb/ high protein diets are very h ...
  Topic: forced fetch
Eric

Replies: 8
Views: 5064

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 08/27/07, 1:40 pm   Subject: forced fetch
Thanks for the info Chris. Call me a softy, but I just can't inflict pain on my dog (or have any one else do it) unless it is a necessity for health reasons. I was at a field trial training clinic o ...
  Topic: forced fetch
Eric

Replies: 8
Views: 5064

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 08/27/07, 11:31 am   Subject: forced fetch
I was wondering if anyone knows of an alternative to force fetching (using the ear pinch). I hate the thought of training my dog to fetch consistantly by using a painful method. I have heard whe ...
  Topic: allergies & nails
Eric

Replies: 5
Views: 3178

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 06/13/06, 4:33 pm   Subject: allergies & nails
Hello Diana - regarding cutting your pups nails. One thing that worked for me was when just hanging out with your pup - reading or watching tv - while petting her, rub her legs and her feet too. Bac ...
  Topic: still having eye problems
Eric

Replies: 7
Views: 4598

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 12/07/05, 4:29 pm   Subject: still having eye problems
Hi - the vet told me to start him on something he could have never had before. I chose a fish a potato formula because it sounded like it would be easier to source but he still seemed underweight. ...
  Topic: barf
Eric

Replies: 18
Views: 8631

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 07/05/05, 7:16 am   Subject: barf
I have done a fair bit of reading on this diet and decided to try it as my
16 month old was thin and I liked the idea of natural feeding.

He has been on chicken backs for almost a week now and sev ...
  Topic: Training for NAVHDA natural ability
Eric

Replies: 3
Views: 2597

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 05/30/05, 9:08 am   Subject: Training for NAVHDA natural ability
Thanks for the input and ideas. I have been doing the dragging exercise and I think he would have done very well in the test. Unfortunately the NAVHDA test has been cancelled due to lack of entrie ...
  Topic: still having eye problems
Eric

Replies: 7
Views: 4598

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 05/20/05, 9:18 am   Subject: still having eye problems
It might be a little early to claim victory but it appears we have this problem beat.

I decided to make an appointment with a dermotologist and he was sure it was simply a food allergy. (the other ...
  Topic: Training for NAVHDA natural ability
Eric

Replies: 3
Views: 2597

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 05/20/05, 9:02 am   Subject: Training for NAVHDA natural ability
Can anyone give me some tips on training for the tracking phase of the NAVHDA natural ability test. My dog recently was at CKC field trials and was great, he also loves to swim so I think we have th ...
  Topic: still having eye problems
Eric

Replies: 7
Views: 4598

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 04/05/05, 2:10 pm   Subject: still having eye problems
Thanks for this information Cheerio - it is the first time someone has actually given me advice on this issue that makes sense.

He doesn't do a lot of licking, nor are there signs of anemia, fast h ...
  Topic: Question on type of Brush....
Eric

Replies: 3
Views: 2219

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 04/05/05, 1:33 pm   Subject: Question on type of Brush....
There is some good information on this bulletin board - under general chat - topic is called Mars strippers. I find it works like a charm and my
dog loves it too.

I bought one localled from a com ...
  Topic: still having eye problems
Eric

Replies: 7
Views: 4598

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 03/30/05, 8:21 am   Subject: still having eye problems
I did a post last fall regarding my pup having conjuctivitis. At that time the vets thought is was something (bacterial/fungal/viral/tick bite reaction) he had picked up from running through the bru ...
  Topic: How long is too long?
Eric

Replies: 2
Views: 1819

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 03/15/05, 11:35 am   Subject: How long is too long?
Sheamus - there is some good information on this issue if you search on this board.

My own experience seems to differ from what I have heard others say. After 6 months my pup was not crated and ha ...
  Topic: How cold is too cold?
Eric

Replies: 3
Views: 2066

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 03/04/05, 3:23 pm   Subject: How cold is too cold?
Congratulations! I am soooo happy this fine fellow has found a home.

I live right near Ottawa also and know the meaning of the word 'cold'.
If your boy is walking in road salt this will bother h ...
  Topic: Our Goofy dogs
Eric

Replies: 11
Views: 4656

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 01/26/05, 12:06 pm   Subject: Our Goofy dogs
Sorry Cheerio - I don't have a pic of the Wirehair and the Parrot making out but will post one as soon as I do.

One other thing I forgot to mention. When a parrot is courting, one of the ways the ...
 
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