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by SCorey
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Evie
Replies: 7
Views: 6733

Re: Evie

Thanks! She is a sweetie. Still has a ton of puppy energy.
by SCorey
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Re: Allergies

I've also been using a spray with tea tree oil to help with some hot spots. It seems to help a little as does the antronex. She rubs her face so hard it bleeds sometimes. This is so frustrating!
by SCorey
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Re: Allergies

I'll look into Claritin. She's on Honest Kitchen and we go through that very quickly so I don't imagine it's in her food.
by SCorey
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Evie
Replies: 7
Views: 6733

Evie

We adopted Evie a little over a year ago.
by SCorey
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

Allergies

Hi, I am writing after a long absence in concern for my dog Libby. She has really, really, really bad allergies especially this time of year. She rubs herself raw and I can't it. We upped her benadryl from 1-2 a day to 6 per day and still no relief. She was on steriods briefly this summer but we hav...
by SCorey
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Pancreatitis resources?
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: Pancreatitis resources?

I don't have any resources to share but our Chessie Libby dealt with very severe pancreatitis as a pup. We eventually settled on Honest Kitchen Verve (beef because chicken sets her off) supplemented with cooked ground beef. By managing her diet we never had to deal with pancreatitis again.
by SCorey
Sun May 25, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: NutriSource food
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: NutriSource food

Libby is on honest kitchen (food allergies and pancreatitis). While I would love to feed the new pup that, I'd prefer to find something as good but not as expensive. I supplement with cooked ground beef.
by SCorey
Sun May 25, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: NutriSource food
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: NutriSource food

Oops, she's on the lamb and rice formula.
by SCorey
Sun May 25, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: NutriSource food
Replies: 3
Views: 690

NutriSource food

Now that our "baby", Libby, is 8 years old, we are finally adopting another pup. She's a 5 mo old blue tick hound and is currently eating NutriSource dog food. I have never heard of it so wanted to ask here. I think it's chicken based and Libby doesn't do well with that so would prefer beef based (i...
by SCorey
Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Allergies to storage and dust mites
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: Allergies to storage and dust mites

I know we can't live in a sterile environment and I know it's not her food and allergy shots aren't effective for mites. I'm just feeling like there is nothing that can be done
by SCorey
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Allergies to storage and dust mites
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: Allergies to storage and dust mites

She's on honest kitchen (verve) with added ground beef. So I don't think the mites are from her diet. I hope my house isn't infested with mites!? Yikes! It's horrible...she rubs her face on the carpet and bleeds and cries. Breaks my heart.
by SCorey
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Allergies to storage and dust mites
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Allergies to storage and dust mites

Hello, It's been a few years since I've posted but my pooch has been suffering from allergies the last six months or so. We did some testing and Libby has allergies to storage and dust mites. Our vet has been anything but cooperative in her treatment...he was going to look into allergy shots but "fo...
by SCorey
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Panting after visit to homepathic vet
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Re: Panting after visit to homepathic vet

<t>I called on Friday and they told me keep giving her the remedy and call back this week. So I am guessing it isn't critical but I was wondering if that could be a sign of pain or something. The remedy is phosphorus LM and the supplements are thryrex (?), pancrea-something, and lactenz-that's from ...
by SCorey
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Panting after visit to homepathic vet
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Panting after visit to homepathic vet

<r>Hi! I brought Libby to a holistic vet last Monday (for her pancreatitis issues, low thyroid, possbile IBD) and she gave us a bunch of supplements to put Libby on. Shortly after she started the supplements, she started panting more frequently. Sometimes she wakes us up in the middle of the night. ...
by SCorey
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Hypothyroid/Pancreatitis
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Hypothyroid/Pancreatitis

<r>Libby recently had blood work done because we just can't seem to keep weight on her (we try to limit fat intake because of pancreatitis this summer). Well her T4 was low (0.4 or 0.5) and her amylase and lipase were high. Wouldn't hypothyroid cause weight gain? Libby is a Chessie and last week wei...
by SCorey
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: The Honest Kitchen Embark
Replies: 16
Views: 3706

Re: The Honest Kitchen Embark

I've had my dog on embark for a month now and also noticed many sesame seeds in her stools and she goes 3-4 times a day!!! I'm glad to hear it isn't just my dog!
by SCorey
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Cookbook suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Cookbook suggestions

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> Since Libby's last pancreatitis episode she has been on By Nature canned (beef) and doing very well on it. Her poopies are great too (we always had a problem with that department, some days good, other days not so good). She eats at least two cans a day. Most days 2.5-3 cans as ...
by SCorey
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: 4 stressful (and expensive) days with Libby
Replies: 5
Views: 807

4 stressful (and expensive) days with Libby

<r>So Friday, Libby went to the vet because she was vomitting and had diahrrea. Her lipase was very high so they thought it might be a pancreatitis flare up (she had one in December as well). So bland diet and antibiotics. Well, Sunday night she spent at the e-vets because she wasn't eating and drin...
by SCorey
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Pancreantitis Diet
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: Pancreantitis Diet

<t>I wanted to bump this. Libby just got back from the vet with a flare up of her pancreatitis. We feed her a mix of California Natural, low fat, and HK Verve (7.5% fat). Is there some documentation or study regarding the dry food and not feeding it (to show my husband-the vet said to him today ther...
by SCorey
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Pancreantitis Diet
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: Pancreantitis Diet

Why is dry not recommended? Also, would dehydrated raw (Honest kitchen) be OK as well as canned?
by SCorey
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Annual vaccine reminder from vet
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Annual vaccine reminder from vet

<t>Libby is up for her annual exam and the reminder from the vet included 4 vaccine boosters: leptospirosis, lyme, bordatella, and DA2PP.<br/> <br/> I looked at some of the links Mordanna posted but couldn't find all that I was looking for. A few questions:<br/> -what is lepto? where might it be pre...
by SCorey
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Ground chicken
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Ground chicken

<t>I can get ground up local, organic chicken meat and bone for $1 per pound. I would like advice on how to add it to Libby's diet (~55lb Chessie). She gets 2 cups kibble (California Natural) in AM and 1 cup kibble + 1 cup Honest Kitchen in PM. Should I mix it with the HK to make it last longer? How...
by SCorey
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Vet switching to Interceptor
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Vet switching to Interceptor

Our vet is switching from Heartguard to Interceptor. Is this a better product overall? He also mentioned using it year round-is that necessary?

Thanks!
by SCorey
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: This Canadian kid had an excellent idea!
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Re: This Canadian kid had an excellent idea!

I thought there was a device similar to this on the market already? I would really love to get one!
by SCorey
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Who's the tattler in your group?
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Who's the tattler in your group?

Libby always tattles on the cats. Since she isn't allowed on the couch, she barks at the cats when they are on it-Brat!
by SCorey
Mon May 05, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Are shock collars popular where you live?
Replies: 49
Views: 8057

Re: Are shock collars popular where you live?

Nancy-if you do end up using an e-collar, you should probably work with a trainer. I'd try the other suggestions first though.

Good luck!
by SCorey
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: NDR-Fat Cat
Replies: 3
Views: 649

NDR-Fat Cat

<r>Hi there,<br/> <br/> My parents have a HUGE cat-he's always been pretty large ("big boned") but is almost 25 pounds!!! <E>:o</E><br/> <br/> Their vet is having them buy prescription weight management food (purina). I'd like to recommend a food to them that is within the price range of the purina ...
by SCorey
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Help...dog chewed on desiccant pack
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Help...dog chewed on desiccant pack

containing silica gel. It was a small one (maybe 1 x 2 inches) and I don't think she consumed much of it. She gave up the pack pretty easily so must not have tasted good. Do I need to get her to vet ASAP?
by SCorey
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Paw licking and anxious behavior at night...
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: Paw licking and anxious behavior at night...

<t>Thanks for responding! Libby is eating california natural. I had her on the reduced calorie version (the lamb one). The last time I bought I bag it said reduced fat or low fat-was there a change? She wasn't paw licking on the "reduced calorie" bags. ?? She has to be on a lower protein/fat because...
by SCorey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Activities, Training & Behavior
Topic: Paw licking and anxious behavior at night...
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Paw licking and anxious behavior at night...

<t>Over the past month or so I have noticed Libby frequently licking her front paws. They are a little rough but I am worried she may make them worse. Any ideas how to stop her? Is this obsessive-compulsive behavior?<br/> <br/> Also, lately she has been (I'll say) anxious in her crate at night. She ...

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