Search found 175 matches

Go to advanced search

by OurZoo
Thu May 10, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: avatar settings...
Replies: 4
Views: 4097

Re: avatar settings...

got it, thanks. She just now looks a bit 'taller'!
by OurZoo
Wed May 09, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: 5# chihuahua rescue and bones
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: 5# chihuahua rescue and bones

Gah... my mom always says there's no such thing as a free dog! He's probably about 5 years old. Thanks for the advice. I knew cleaning was probably going to be the answer, even if I did not want to hear it... :)
by OurZoo
Wed May 09, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: avatar settings...
Replies: 4
Views: 4097

avatar settings...

I've not been here in a long time, and notice my avatar is gone. I tried to replace it and got this error (loosely quoted) "Avatar images must be no smaller than 80 pixels by 80 pixels, but cannot be larger than 80 pixels by 80 pixels." basically saying that if the image is not EXACTLY 80x80, it wil...
by OurZoo
Wed May 09, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: 5# chihuahua rescue and bones
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: 5# chihuahua rescue and bones

Thanks everyone, I'm mostly looking to the wings as a means to clean up his gross little mouth. I prefer NOT to use things like dental chews, and would love to avoid having his teeth cleaned. He needs to be neutered, but the cheap neuter place does not do teeth, and I hate to either pay the full cos...
by OurZoo
Wed May 09, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: 5# chihuahua rescue and bones
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

5# chihuahua rescue and bones

Hi, it's me! Our Zoo has grown and changed some since I was last here. The latest addition is a 5# chihuahua boy named Paco that I found last week. He was all wormy, so I took him to Petsmart vet on Sunday for Strongit-T (no other Sunday vet options, but I will NEVER do that again, :thumbdown: ) We ...
by OurZoo
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Dogs that get spots later...
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Dogs that get spots later...

<t>Ok, well that explains it then, with her mix! At first I thought she had flea dirt on her, but couldn't figure that one out, because she didn't have any fleas!! Then I realized it was just the fur on the freckles that was changing!<br/> <br/> We also think that Roxie is a very good-looking dog, b...
by OurZoo
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Dogs that get spots later...
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Dogs that get spots later...

<t>Roxie is about 6 months now, boxer/am. bulldog mix. She started out white with tan mask, and loads of skin freckles that showed through her short thin hair. <br/> <br/> In the last month, her freckles are all turning into tan spots of fur, similar a dalmation! <br/> <br/> Besides dalmations, what...
by OurZoo
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: A Taste of the Wild food??
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: A Taste of the Wild food??

<r>Thank you all so much for your help! We don't seem to have a local source for Acana, but both of the other brands are available at our local pet store where I like to shop. I will check it out!<br/> <br/> I am not sure if she has specific problems with carb sources or not. I was just avoiding the...
by OurZoo
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: A Taste of the Wild food??
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: A Taste of the Wild food??

<r>Thanks mordanna... That was more of a lament rather than a question, but thanks for the information.<br/> <br/> It is so hard to make a decision, and unfortunately, $$ is the bottom line, as usual. <E>:(</E><br/> <br/> I know you cannot really say "buy food X" but I appreciate your candor here ab...
by OurZoo
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: A Taste of the Wild food??
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: A Taste of the Wild food??

<r>Thanks everyone. When I originally searched, I did not come up with useful results, but I did when I searched totw. I guess in every kibble (or at least the more affordable ones) there is something 'bad'... corn, methionine (oops I meant whatever word is the VitaminK3 thing), by-products, blah bl...
by OurZoo
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: A Taste of the Wild food??
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: A Taste of the Wild food??

Thanks!
by OurZoo
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: A Taste of the Wild food??
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

A Taste of the Wild food??

Any feedback on this? A Taste of the Wild I don't seem to find anything about this food here... We are feeding the high prairie variety It seems good... We got a new puppy about 10 weeks ago, and switched her from pedigree puppy (eeww!) to Canidae all life cycle. Then we found ATotW at a closer pet ...
by OurZoo
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: so long...
Replies: 30
Views: 4451

Re: so long... Update!

<t>Update on my (nearly) pet-free home...<br/> <br/> Dot was returned to the rescue-lady we adopted her from, and she was able to give her the surgery to correct her cherry-eye (ok, actually the vet did the surgery!) and last weekend she was adopted by a family with a fence, two other dogs, and a bo...
by OurZoo
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: so long...
Replies: 30
Views: 4451

Re: so long...

you guys crack me up!! rofl Shed-free shelties... that's a hoot! lol
by OurZoo
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: so long...
Replies: 30
Views: 4451

Re: so long...

Barksalot, NO WAY! I think Dot left her "Hair-Twin" behind! I will be sucking up hound hair for weeks to come!
by OurZoo
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: so long...
Replies: 30
Views: 4451

Re: so long...

<t>HA! Today is to be spent vacuuming up the hair that Dot left behind (Mr. Zoo took her this morning, so dd and I are getting busy around here with cleaning.) I was also going to take Peach today, (DD was going to stay at Grandma's) but we woke to a beautiful blanket of snow, probably 2" so far, so...
by OurZoo
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: so long...
Replies: 30
Views: 4451

Re: so long...

<t>Oh everybody, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. Also thanks for making me feel so good about these very hard choices. I never got the feeling that this was "one of those boards" but the guilt of everything is just keeping me waaayy down, so I figure everybody else would hat...
by OurZoo
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: so long...
Replies: 30
Views: 4451

so long...

<t>I find myself in the uncomfortable position of needing to give Dot back to the rescue... things around here have changed drastically, and we just cannot keep her. We are all devastated by this fact, and did not come to the decision lightly. Honestly, I think she would be much happier in a home wi...
by OurZoo
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Oats, what type?
Replies: 31
Views: 4510

Re: Oats, what type?

<r>[quote=jadakei]You have to cook them first - then soak?<br/> <br/> I thought soak first then cook.<br/> You can tell I'm not a cook here. <E>lol</E><br/> [/quote]<br/> <br/> I got the method off the McCann's Irish oats can (tho I don't buy that brand anymore) and they called it "Short cut steel c...
by OurZoo
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Oats, what type?
Replies: 31
Views: 4510

Re: Oats, what type?

If you boil then soak them overnight, you basically just have to reheat them. So for the dogs, you would not really have to do any more cooking, unless you want them warmed.

Dry steel cuts would not be very digestible to a dog...
by OurZoo
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Popcorn?
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: Popcorn?

<t>I have a WhirleyPop... when I tried to use it with just a small amount of oil (always used canola) the corn scortched.<br/> Now that I do Weight Watchers, I do the 94% ff micro stuff... seemed like all the corn I got to air-pop was stale and tasteless.<br/> Sometimes Dot is practically in the bow...
by OurZoo
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Chia Seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Chia Seeds

I think the chia seeds are salvia sp., related to sage.
by OurZoo
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Our Dogs Online General Topics
Topic: Tatyana (Angel)...
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Tatyana (Angel)...

is that first shell on the shellvergel site a portrait of Perry and Marco? Very nice!

ETA after clicking through the site, I see that it is indeed P&M and this is your work... very nice!!
by OurZoo
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: calories in chicken (with bone)
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: calories in chicken (with bone)

<t>For boneless: the usable portion (which from a human nutrition perspective is meat and skin) of a whole bird is about 60% by weight, so a 2.5# bird would yield you approximately 1.25-1.5# of meat. So you would need 1.25-1.5# of breast meat to equal the meat from a whole 2.5# bird.<br/> <br/> For ...
by OurZoo
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: help understanding how much to feed? Evo..
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: help understanding how much to feed? Evo..

<r>EVO is more calorie-dense, so they get the same nutrition as CSforDLS (or better, really!) with less volume of food. <br/> Now, if you are concerned that they will be hungry because they are chow-hounds like Dottie... that is another matter! <E>:lol:</E> <br/> I would add water to the kibble so t...
by OurZoo
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: calories in chicken (with bone)
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: calories in chicken (with bone)

Thanks so much! Seems like Dot can gain weight by eating an extra green bean, so I am trying to be super-careful.
by OurZoo
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: calories in chicken (with bone)
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

calories in chicken (with bone)

Can somebody give me an approximate caloric content of chicken with the skin and bone? We usually use whole birds, but sometimes just the leg quarters, if it matters.

tia!
by OurZoo
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Anal Gland Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Re: Anal Gland Issue

<t>The Stoneyfield Farms yogurts actually have a better variety of 'active cultures' than the new-fangled activia-type yogurts, plus inulin, a type of fiber, and are available in plain: low fat, no fat, full fat, etc. They are organic, or at least natural, so no artificial what-nots. It is what the ...
by OurZoo
Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Mini the Pew has Puppies!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Mini the Pew has Puppies!!

I love cotton ball pups!! adorable!
by OurZoo
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Storage time/Cooked Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: Storage time/Cooked Meat

<t>I have a fairly liberal policy on food storage: If it looks ok, smells ok, and you are going to thoroughly reheat it, I say use it.<br/> <br/> As the resident dietitian at my last church, folks were always calling me up to ask if such-n-such was still good after so many days... finally they would...

Go to advanced search