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    My Daughter's Puppy Ate Her Stool Softener

    I'm hoping someone here can give advice. I have a boxer and come on here for tips. My daughter has a Mini Pinscher who just now ate one of her tiny stool softeners. The puppy (he's almost a yr old) climbed up and snatched it off the counter. Since it's Sunday, no vets are open. Should she...
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    Bacteria in stool

    I have a boxer and found this site so helpful when he was growing up. My daughter just bought a mini pinscher 2 months ago, and I can't find any site like this so she can ask questions. So if you don't mind, can I just get some advice? She lives in NYC, in an apt., and the puppy seems to have...
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    I Feed Him a 5 * Food PLUS Yogurt & He Still STINKS...

    Tast of the Wild I have Gunnar on TOTW High Prairie, and he's much better. The puppy (6 mos) Boston Terrier, HOWEVER... lol... is still gassy. We just ran out of Solid Gold puppy which had a lot of lamb in it. That one didn't help his gas. And prior to that the Chicken Soup Puppy didn't...
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    I Feed Him a 5 * Food PLUS Yogurt & He Still STINKS...

    thanks GM One more question - my son has just purchased a Boston Terrier - 5 mo. old now. He feeds it Wellness puppy(lots of chicken in it), and some yogurt, but this little guy has MORE gas than my big boxer. Any suggestions on what to feed him? I know when you get into the grainless, the...
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    I Feed Him a 5 * Food PLUS Yogurt & He Still STINKS...

    maybe it's the chicken When he was young, I kept him away from chicken because his stools were loose. I used a lot of lamb (wellness) and fish (timberwolf) but the timberwolf fish gave him bad gas. I slowly tried to introduce chicken and for about the last year, he's been on Canidae All Life...
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    I Feed Him a 5 * Food PLUS Yogurt & He Still STINKS...

    What flavor? What flavor of California Natural did you give your dog? I'm wondering if it has to do with a certain meat, etc.. Thanks.
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    I Feed Him a 5 * Food PLUS Yogurt & He Still STINKS...

    Are boxers prone to more gas with certain dry foods, even if they are of high quality? Right now, Gunnar is on Merrick Turducken - but he's SO gassy. I give him about a tablespoon of yogurt 2X a day, when I feed him. But he still smells...lol A while back I tried Timberwolf products but...
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    thin hair behind ears?

    Gunnar is 2 1/2 - and has always had thinner hair in the areas behind his ears (they are NOT cropped, so they lay flat). There is very little hair there, it looks as thin as the areas on the inside of their legs. When I look at it closely,it's really like baby fuzz. Very fine hair. Is this...
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    Can They Outgrow Allergies

    Gunnar is now 15 months old. When we first got him, he was being fed Eukanuba, and I immediately started to give him Canidae. However, he had such loose stools, I thought maybe it was the chicken and switched to Merrick. Loose stools cleared up, and since then, I have switched many times, each...
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    Any info for training in Central NY?

    We live in Central NY, and I'm interested in getting Gunnar into Sports Agility. First, I don't know anyone who does that type of training out here, and second, I don't know where there would be any shows to watch. The only ones I've seen have been on TV. Any ideas? Thank you.
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    Does Their Head Get Bigger As They Grow

    Gunnar just turned a yr old and weighs about 55 lbs. Right now he is about 24-25 at the withers. His head seems proportionate, but I remember his Dad's was larger, and I believe his Dad was about 70 lbs. When we picked Gunnar, he was smaller than his brother, and his head was smaller, also...
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    Anyone Ever Use SHOWBOUND??

    In looking through the list of 5 star foods, I came across Showbound - they have a lamb, which would be good for me since Gunnar was always allerlgic to chicken when he was younger. Now he's a yr. old. Everything looks fine with this Showbound - but I never hear anyone speak about it. Also...
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    Do Certain Dry Food Produce GAS!!!

    I have been rotating my 1 yr old, always using good foods. I always stay away from the chicken because as a puppy, he seemed allergic to it, really loose stools. So, I used Natural Balance, Wellness, Canidae lamb, on and off, but it seems when I rotated with Timberwolf Dakota Bison, and now...
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    Do I Need An Oil Supplement?

    If I use a good dog food (right now I switch between Timberwolf Organics and Merrick Wilderness Blend), and these foods already have a good source of Omega 6 & 3, should I bother adding an oil for help eliminating shedding? I have used one routinely since we had Gunnar as a puppy, but he...
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    Shedding This Time of Year?

    I feed my dog good food, Timberwolf Organics Dakota Bison, and also give him a supplement to prevent lots of shedding. All of a sudden, he starts to shed a LOT (well, to me it's a lot because he usually doesn't shed much at all). We live in Upstate NY - is this the time of year they shed? Or...
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    At 9 mos. old - are they close to full grown?

    Just curious how much more growing Gunnar will be doing... He's a little over 9 months old now, and he is much smaller than his Dad was. Do they do a lot of growing and weight gain after the one year mark? And if so, how long does it take for them to become "full grown"? Just curious. I...
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    At 8 months old, he's up all night again!!

    Gunnar was doing so well in the crate.. I could put him in there around 11, and he'd sleep and be quiet until about 5-5:30. Sometimes I would even have to wake HIM up. In the last week or 2, he is now getting up at 4 am. I'd let him outside, he'd pee, and come back in. I'd put him back in the...
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    merrick vs timberwolf / add extra oil?

    I'm looking to buy either merrick wilderness blend, or timberwolf organics dakota bison for my 7 mo. old. Which would you think is best for less gas, and for helping with shedding? I went on the Timberwolf web site and also saw Wild Salmon Oil, which sounds like it would be great for the dogs...
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    changed food - he has more GAS!!!

    I had problems with my dog and loose stools. I WAS using Canidae, Innova, chicken Soup... I found since changing to Merrick Wilderness, it improved greatly( must be allergic to chicken?), but he started to have some stinky gas problems. In the last 2 weeks, my local store ran out of...
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    Changed to Merrick - causes shedding?

    After months of trying different dry foods, Gunnar still had loose stools. I followed some of your recommendations about changing to a non-chicken formula, and hit on Merrick Wilderness. I have only had him on it the past 6 days, and am still mixing it with the Canidae (half and half). Today, I...
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