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  • Dog_Obsessed

    Oh, oops! Thanks for catching that! I will edit it now.

  • Dori

    January 5, 2015 not December 5th. ☺️

  • Dog_Obsessed

    The Honest Kitchen is raising their prices as of December 5th due to price increase in raw materials. I got the following email in their news letter:

    Hello!

    We will need to implement a small price increase in January, as a result of escalating raw ingredient costs. The increase will take effect on our web site on January 5th, 2015 at 12 AM EST. We’re letting you know ahead of time, in case you’d like to stock up on any items before the increases occur!

    This year, we’ve seen escalating costs for several key ingredients, including Quinoa, which has sky-rocketed in price because of huge demand in natural human foods. Meat prices have also risen considerably because of increasing feed and forage costs. Parsley and several other produce items have also seen significant cost increases.

    We believe that our pets deserve food that’s uncompromising when it comes to ingredient sourcing and quality control. Unfortunately, such cost-saving measures, such as sourcing from China, fall outside of the principles that I put in place for The Honest Kitchen. We will not compromise the quality standards of our products, and therefore, price increases sometimes can’t be avoided.

    Please be assured that our procurement team works extremely hard year-round, to ensure the quality, sustainability and affordability of the raw ingredients we buy. Sometimes, however, costs can escalate due to harvests, an inclement climate, drought or other factors.

    Sincerely,

    Lucy Postins
    Founder & CEO
    The Honest Kitchen

    I just thought you all might want to know this. I will consider to trust and use THK.

  • Dori

    Love this Labs! Thanks so much.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Your welcome! I used it and got an actual response, instead of an automatic one.

  • Storm’s Mom

    Oh awesome, thanks! Didn’t realize there was now a form!! :-)

  • Dog_Obsessed

    You can suggest a dog food to be reviewed here: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/contact-us/suggest-dog-food-review/

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Lily lives to kiss human faces. And belly rubs. :D Thanks for sharing!

  • Storm’s Mom

    Hi Dr. Mike, I’m wondering if PetKind Tripe Dry is due to be reviewed soon? I’m really curious how you would rate it, given that tripe is the first ingredient in each formula! Thanks!!

    http://petkind.com/tdlt

  • LabsRawesome

    Me too!!

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Thanks!

  • Crazy4cats

    Sure! It’s one of my favorite pics. He’s four now and hasn’t climbed the tree this year. My mom emailed me that funny which reminded me of my baby Beansie’s first Christmas!

  • Crazy4cats

    No, it’s from a couple of years ago when he was a kitten. That’s baby Beans. So cute!

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Awww…Those innocent little kitties. (muahahah!!!)

  • Bobby dog

    Is that from this year? He really got close to the star. lol

  • Crazy4cats

    Happy Holidays!

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Awww! I can totally imagine Lily doing this with her toy squirrel…

  • Dori

    Very very cute. Thanks for the smile.

  • theBCnut
  • Dog_Obsessed

    Got it, thanks!

  • Susan

    Hi, if you hover over ur top right, just above the written comments the little flag & – collapse will come up..when I look I have nothing aswell but I just hovered over the comment top right & the flag comes up..

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Ohhh, I see the flag button near the top of the post now. Thanks!

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com/ Mike Sagman

    The only way to report a comment with Disqus is to flag it for moderation. There has never been any other way to report a comment here.

    There used to be a “Report” link in the forums.

    However, because that feature had no way to alert the moderator by email, we decided to deactivate it.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Is there any way to report a post or thread besides emailing Dr. Mike? There used to be a report button on post but that seems to have gone away.

  • Dog_Obsessed
  • theBCnut

    And a very cute girl she is!!

  • Dori

    Just wanted to mention that that’s Katie (allergy girl) in my avatar. Can’t get a good pic of Lola because she’s so black her face just doesn’t show up at all. :-)

  • Dori

    Congrats!

  • Sheri

    Thanks so much Sandy. I think I’ll hold off on any purchases for now. I did purchase a “sample size” a few weeks ago. My order is still pending in their system. When I called, I could only leave a message. ???? Somethings not right here…..

  • http://www.dfwpugs.com/ sandy

    If you go to the Forum, search for “Petbrosia” and there’s a couple topics about it.

  • Sheri

    Any thoughts on Petbrosia? Looks like a good dog food but don’t want to be scammed into thinking this is quality food. Website looks great and says all the right things. Curious about the CEO, Keith Johnson. He has worked in big industry including P&G. Leary of a big food industry guy running a pet food company…..

  • Sharon

    Thanks to you I found it. I have a web site if you would care to check it out. http://www.adomesticfriend.com

  • Bobby dog

    Okay, I don’t recognize the screen name and the only thing I can suggest is to try searching the comment history for the comment.
    Type “comment history” in the search area (top left of the page), hit enter on your keyboard, on the next page select “comment history,” then read through the comments. Depending on when it was posted you may have to go back a few pages. There may be an easier way, IDK, but you should be able to find what you are looking for.

  • Sharon

    When I got this one from you it said reply to you on it but the other one from them didn’t

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Dog(food)_Obsessed

  • Crazy4cats

    Congrats and welcome to the dog food obsession club!

  • Bobby dog

    Did you get a notification of the reply in your e-mail? The link to the comment will be there.

  • Sharon

    I have no idea how to find it. I think I was on one of the other foods I was checking out.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    :D

  • Bobby dog

    I just happened to be on this thread and the new comment message popped up.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Thanks! You sure saw my comment quick!

  • Bobby dog

    Happy 100th! Wish I had some kind of emoticon b-day cake I could post for you.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    I just realized that I have 99 comments, and I want to have an official 100th comment, so here it is. Is that weird? It’s probably weird.

  • Bobby dog

    Sharon:
    Your best bet is to reply directly to Airbrushed Bodyart’s comment. Look for the “Reply & Share” options under the comment.

  • Sharon
  • Crazy4cats
  • Dori

    Loved this, thanks HDM and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  • Crazy4cats
  • Dog_Obsessed

    This is so adorable, thanks for sharing! One thing I really like is the positive portray of breeds that are stereotyped to by “dangerous.”

  • Hound Dog Mom
  • Dori

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    I sure have a ton to be thankful for, Lily appearing several times on that list. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Crazy4cats

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  • Hater & Molly’s Mom

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • theBCnut

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope all of you have as much to be thankful for as I do!

  • Terrance

    This website is by far the finest dog food site I have found! I have been keeping current on dog foods for many many years, working as a professional kennel manager both in the shelter system and private kennels of show dogs. I discovered this site in its very first few months, and can honestly say I have always been very impressed wirh it. In my opinion, fully and regularly exploring all aspects of this site is simply part of loving your dog!!!

  • Crazy4cats

    Please take note: Here is a new recall for cat and ferret food: http://truthaboutpetfood.com/natura-pet-recalls-5-lots-of-dry-cat-and-dry-ferret-food/

  • sharron

    i need advice please – got a sample of stella and chewy’s freeze dried duck dinner – lexee really likes it, she also likes nature’s variety raw medallions – which of the two would be recommended – thanks

  • Dog_Obsessed

    No problem! Good luck!

  • Ann Shaver

    Thanks so much. Your information was quite helpful.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Lets see… while looking at the list of suggested low fat foods, some of the ones that stand out to me are:

    Simply Nourish canned: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/simply-nourish-canned/

    Wellness Core reduced fat: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/wellness-core-reduced-fat/

    Annamaet Grain-Free dry: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/annamaet-grain-free-dry/

    Grandma Lucy’s Dehydrated Pureformance(Chicken formula): http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/grandma-lucys-pureformance/

    The Honest Kitchen (zeal(fish) formula): http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/honest-kitchen-dog-food/

    Weruva Human Style canned: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/weruva-human-style-dog-food/

    Addiction dog food canned: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/addiction-dog-food-canned/

    I hope this is helpful! See http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/suggested-low-fat-dog-food/ for a full list.

  • Ann Shaver

    Thanks Dog Obsessed. What might you recommend as a low fat, dry food..and wet as well?

  • Susan

    I found when a kibble doesnt sell or do too well they take off selves….Maybe email Chicken Soup & ask them what has happened in ur area..

  • bead

    What’s going on with the Chicken Soup dog food products? I haven’t seen or heard of a recall, yet all the local pet stores have stopped carrying it. No reason…just “we don’t carry it anymore”. I fed it for quite a while but switched about a year ago. Now want to go back but can’t find it.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    That makes sense.

  • theBCnut

    I think it is cani as in the beginning of canine. The cat version would be FeliSource.

  • theBCnut

    It started that a few updates back and unfortunately the post it chooses to put at the top is often by a troll and deleted. How dumb is that?!

  • Dog_Obsessed

    You’re right about CaniSource- sorry about that. I just saw “can” and figured it must be a canned food.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Okay, thanks.

  • Bobby dog

    It always displays that way for me too. It also hides comments. You can search for comments ten different ways and some comments will be displayed and others that were there during a search you did five minutes ago will suddenly disappear. Search again and they magically re-appear.

  • sharron

    thanks – canisource is dehydrated raw

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Why do random threads of comments from a year ago keep popping up towards the top of the page when I sort by newest? Is this happening for anyone else?

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Acana and CaniSource are two different foods, but it is fine to alternate by meal if it does not upset your dogs stomach. CaniSource is a canned food, and is not raw as far as I know.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    I’m sorta germi-phobic, so I wash my hands like mad after handling her dry food.

  • sharron

    is there is a big difference between acana and canisource – can i feed acana at one meal and then canisource the next – or is canisource the same as raw

  • theBCnut

    I cleared brush, had a bonfire, shopped at Walmart, made chicken parmigiana for dinner, and now I’m tired.

  • Susan

    I too have been going thru all Patches toys & throwing out all the ripped balls & toys & donating all the toys & balls he doesnt play with no more & are still in good condition, pounds are always looking for toys & blankets for the poundies…having a break then I have the wash all his toys…

  • Hater & Molly’s Mom

    I deep cleaned the water bowl too today, but i do it every day along with cleaning their food bowls out twice a day. I’m a fanatic when it comes to things like that. Even with our dogs. That reminds me i have to clean out their Kongs, lol.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    I went on a dog stuff cleaning spree this morning. I had just run out of the old bag of Lily’s food, so I was cleaning the scoop. Then, I realized I hadn’t washed her activity toys in a while so I did that. Then I figured I might as well deep-clean her water bowl because I was on a role.

  • sharron

    i have just recently been referred to as an idiot for mixing green beans with her dry food – is it ok to feed green beans, if so how much do i give her

  • sharron

    hi – i feed lexee 1/8 cup of dry 3 x a day, what amt of green beans do i mix in per serving – thanks

  • theBCnut

    Which food are you feeding? Are you looking for recommendations on other fish based foods or other possible protein sources besides fish?

  • Susan

    Hi Jim, the best thing too do is an Elimination diet & find out what foods he’s allergic to, thats if its not Enviornment allergies, my boy has both food & enviornment allergies, you’ll find in winter they are better then when spring comes the itching & hive like lumps start, with the Seasonal allergies, I started my elimination in winter, my boy has problems with any foods with starch….. does this Salmon dog food have Potatoes, sweet potatoes in it? try a low carb diet with No Potatoes Sweet Potatos…

  • Jim

    My dog h as allergies and is on an all samon dog food. Do you have any other recommendations?

  • theBCnut

    Sooo…Feeding more is supposed to make your dog more active? Or maybe your dog is active because you feed too much and a dog that is less active can handle more food? Oh yeah, I’m believing it.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    True! But pro plan is ~7 dollars cheaper.

  • http://www.dfwpugs.com/ sandy

    When you chose the grain free option, this food is actually similar to their Pro Plan Select Grain Free recipe.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Really? It suggested 374 calories to me, the same as the dog food calculator on this site with those settings. But then I changed “Active” to “Semi-active” and it suggested I feed MORE calories. What?

  • SandyandMila

    I saw at a local pet store yesterday that Bravo has a new line of dehydrated complete meals, has anyone tried them yet?

  • http://www.dfwpugs.com/ sandy

    It suggested I feed 686 calories! I currently feed mine less than one cup of kibble.

  • Dog_Obsessed

    Just tried this for fun, even though I would never buy purina food. I checked “grain free” and had salmon be the preferred protein. Looks okay, but for $25 for 6lbs I was not impressed. Here were the ingredients and guaranteed analysis:

    Guaranteed AnalysisCrude Protein (Min):25.0% Crude Fat (Min):16.0% Crude Fiber (Max):5.0% Moisture (Max):12.0% Linoleic Acid (Min):1.1% Calcium (Ca) (Min):1.0% Phosphorus (P) (Min):0.8% Zinc (Zn) (Min):160 mg/kg Selenium (Se) (Min):0.30 mg/kg Vitamin A (Min):15,000 IU/kg Vitamin E (Min):460 IU/kg Ascorbic Acid* (Min):70 mg/kg Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (Min):0.15% Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)* (Min):0.15% Glucosamine* (Min):400 ppm Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (Min):0.6% Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (Min):1.3% *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

    Ingredients

    Salmon, cassava root flour, canola meal, chicken meal (natural source of glucosamine), pea starch, dried egg product, brewers dried yeast, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, animal digest, inulin, salt, mono and dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, fish oil, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. B-3942

  • LabsRawesome

    Costco has Kirkland Chicken & Rice and Lamb & Rice. I haven’t priced it in a while, but I think it’s like $28 for 40lbs. It’s rated 4 stars. Their grain free is called Nature’s Domain. My warehouse carries the Turkey Formula, and the Salmon formula, I think it’s around $33 or $35 for 30lbs.

  • LabsRawesome
  • Dori

    HUH??? Oh Well. I’m gonna try to “go with flow” as we use to say.

  • theBCnut

    It may make sense but it looks like it was Disqus after all.

  • theBCnut

    Thanks Dr Mike.
    We’ll adjust just like we always do.

  • theBCnut

    LOL! It took me a bit to get used to threading and sometimes I still can’t find posts that I know are there somewhere, but I do prefer having the threading. I just don’t understand why now sometimes there is a really old post up at the top even though it’s supposed to be displaying newest first.

  • Dori

    Thanks BC. That does make a lot of sense. Glad they figured out a way to get rid of some, if not all, the trolls. ☺️

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com/ Mike Sagman

    Disqus has announced that it’s no longer supporting its “Recent Comments” widget. So, we’ve had to remove it from our sidebar.

    The good news is that all commenting features are still available below the same articles under which they’ve always appeared.

    Until we can come up with a better solution, we’ve made the “Recent Comments” page viewable by clicking the “Comments” link located in our primary (red) navigation bar.

    No, it’s not as convenient as before. However, all the other functions and features are still here.

    Thanks for your understanding.

  • http://www.dfwpugs.com/ sandy

    Remember back when posts were not even threaded, and you just read posts going in one direction instead of upwards and downwards like now?

  • theBCnut

    Not Sandy, but sometimes Disqus has these “improvements” and you just have to go with them. IDK if that is the case here. The advantage I can see for Dr Mike and Sandy is the ability to delete a troll before everyone else has to see it’s posts, since the comments page doesn’t update as fast as the side bar did. So they can deny a troll a platform for it’s blatherings.

  • Dori

    Just curious sandy but what was the reason for the change? I don’t like it, but I will admit that it could be that sometimes change takes a little bit of time to get used to.

  • Bully

    Can anyone please help me im needing help with Sams Club or Costco’s best dog food for a large bully pit. i want the best they have to offer i know its 5 star places but im unsure where to get great product for cheap price

  • Hater & Molly’s Mom

    So the comments will no longer appear on the right hand side? I thought it was something wrong with the page.

  • theBCnut

    Yeah, that’s the only way I could post at all at first, because the comments weren’t coming up at the bottom of each review either at first. I can see that there could be some advantages to this form for you and Dr Mike, but for me, yuck!

  • http://www.dfwpugs.com/ sandy

    You’ve probably seen it already, but Comments is in the red bar now.

  • Crazy4cats

    I really don’t like it either!

  • theBCnut

    I wasn’t the least bit impressed with my ability to customize this food.

  • theBCnut

    Is everyone else not getting recent comments on the right side bar? Or not getting comments at the bottom of the page if you go to a review first? I hope this isn’t a permanant change. I really don’t like it.

  • Hater & Molly’s Mom

    Very pricey for what it is!

  • aquariangt

    I went and messed around with it. Very, very little changes depending on what you type in. The grain inclusive ones still have some questionable ingredients right on the top, and the grain free isn’t a heck of a lot better. It’s got a nice high price tag though

  • Hater & Molly’s Mom

    I always called it the “pee pit”. I never let my daughter play in it and i still won’t let my grandchildren play in it.

  • Hater & Molly’s Mom

    I couldn’t eliminate chicken for Molly. That was in the ingredients. She can’t have it in a kibble.

  • Hater & Molly’s Mom

    I just created it for my beagle Molly. You can do grain free or grain inclusive. You can even put your dogs pic on the bag, lol! It’s free shipping as well. I still won’t buy anything Purina though! Could it be a step in the right direction for Purina? I didn’t care for the ingredients.

  • DogFoodie

    That’s very interesting! I just used it to create “Sam’s Blend.” All you get to select is your protein though and you can’t choose to eliminate ingredients; such as in Sam’s case: fish and flax.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Has anyone seen this yet? Purina is now making custom dog food.

    https://www.justrightpetfood.com/

  • theBCnut

    The kitty litter box at the park?

  • DogFoodie

    I remember when my daughter was little and how it’s cringe when she wanted to play in the sandbox at the park. Blech…

  • DogFoodie

    Yes, Michelle. Human quality supplements are just fine.

    Start off very slowly when adding oils to your dog’s meal. Start out with a small portion and work up to a full dose over time. Too much oil, too soon, can cause loose stool.

  • theBCnut

    I don’t let mine play in stagnant water and in FL, we don’t even have mud, we have wet sand, but after swimming in the pond, the lake, or the lagoon, they do love a good roll and sometimes that roll is in rotting seaweed or some other terribly gross thing.

  • Melissaandcrew

    Lol..same here..I see stagnant water and mud puddles and think disease pit. All those fine infections such as coccidia giardia and Lepto.

  • michellestatham

    Is this people fish oil and Coq10 ?

  • Melissaandcrew

    She should be on fish oil as well. My 16 yr old has the same thing and sees the cardiologist every 6 maths. She was stable for a year and has now been on benazopril for a year. She is stable and acts like a 5yr old. She is also getting coq10 just because I figure a small amount won’t hurt. She eats raw, Acana and whatever the heck pleases her on any given day.

  • theBCnut

    One of the things they say about BCs is about the different coat types. Gideon has what they call a teflon coat. As soon as he dries, it all just falls off. He likes to play in the hose, so I just start spraying and let him play. When he dries, he feels like he just had a bath, conditioner and all. Not so much with Micah, he needs shampoo added to the mix at least ever 3 months.

  • LabsRawesome

    Aw, you gotta let them have their fun! Besides, mud baths are great for the skin and coat! lol. :)

  • DogFoodie

    Oh. My. Gosh.

    I must be a terrible dog mom. I don’t let mine get into sloppy, wet messes.

  • theBCnut

    I can still see a little bit of Golder Retriever under there.

  • Dori

    OMG! UH OH!!!! But Hey, he did find the ball. Gotta give him a little credit. LMAO!

  • LabsRawesome
  • michellestatham

    Thanks for the info her vet has not been much help except with all the meds . I had to ask about diet and that should have been first thing he addressed then the meds .I am trying to do all I can as I know with these meds she is on there is a trade off ..

  • DogFoodie

    Hi michellestatham,

    Wellness actually had several that would be appropriate. Take a look at this link from the forum side:

    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/topic/dry-dog-food-with-low-salt-and-low-fat/

    A poster, Gina, shared the sodium levels from a number of foods that she researched.

  • michellestatham

    Jazzy has early heart failure she is on Natures Variety but I was wanting to change her diet up to find a dog food with Taurine and less salt . I am looking at the wellness line as they have Taurine but have no idea the salt . I was going to put her on Royal Canin early cardiac and actually had her vet order it then while looking for a wet to top it with I came across a site with 194 recent complaints and reading some of then the theme seems to say a recall is down the road . So back to the drawing board .

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Just noticed Welly Tails is now making pre-mixes:

    http://www.wellytails-store.com/Dog-Food-Made-At-Home_c_13.html

  • theBCnut

    That was fun!

  • Hound Dog Mom

    haha #33…most clever costume ever.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/jonpremosch/dog-halloween

  • SandyandMila

    Thank you, I appreciate it.

  • Dahlia Estrada Whatley

    I’m so sorry my heart and prayers are with you

  • SandyandMila

    She fell ill so quickly and it was such a shocker because she usually she doesn’t get sick. Her lungs swelled up to almost double the size after the blood transfusion and she couldn’t breathe on her own without oxygen. They were fearing that the swelling was possibly hiding cancer. It was the best decision for her to end her suffering but we’re still hurt and feel guilty wishing we could have done more. :(

  • Hound Dog Mom

    I’m sorry Sandy. It’s hard to make the decision to put an animal down but sometimes it’s the right thing to do. :(

  • Crazy4cats

    Nothing warms the heart like two new adorable playful kittens! They sure helped heal our broken hearts a few years ago anyway! Best wishes to you, Sandy and family, at this tough time.

  • SandyandMila

    When we’re off at work and Mila is home alone is when it’ll be especially tough. It hurts just to think about it. We hope to rescue a cat from a local shelter, but it’s just too soon.

  • Dori

    I some times think the other animals in the family feel it more than we do. It’s sad on them too and, of course, there’s no way to tell them where their friend went. : (

  • SandyandMila

    Aww thanks for thinking of me. We’re sad obviously, Mila is down in the dumps today as well. With all the great love and support we’ll get through it.

  • Dori

    Hi Sandy, how are you doing today? Just thinking of you.

  • Crazy4cats

    ;(

  • Dori

    I was just this moment thinking of you and your family and wondering how you are all coping. I’m glad you posted and will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you well. It’s the most difficult of decisions to have to make for our companion animals. Just know you were being unselfish and thinking of her needs and she’s at rest now and no longer suffering.

  • DogFoodie

    I’m so sorry, Sandy. You’ve had to make a very painful, but very humane, decision to end her suffering. It’s so hard. I’m so sorry.

  • SandyandMila

    Thanks everyone for your kind words, your support is very comforting. It was a rough day having to say goodbye and we really wish we could’ve brought her home, but as heartbreaking it was we made the best choice for her. :'(

  • Cyndi

    Hey HDM, if you come on here any time soon, could you give this woman some advice over in the forum section on her great puppy she rescued?

    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/topic/new-advice-now-on-how-to-feed-a-starved-puppy/#post-55594

  • Cyndi

    Awww, I’m so sorry Sandy! I’ll be thinking of you today and keeping you and your baby in my prayers.

  • Crazy4cats

    They really don’t show their pain very well, do they? I’m so sad for you. I’ll be thinking of you today.

  • theBCnut

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear this. It’s so hard when they are suffering. You are doing the right thing. Please take care of yourself as you go through this difficult time. And know we are thinking of and praying for both of you.

  • SandyandMila

    Sorry to report such sad news but we are going to have to put our cat to sleep today. We brought her in last night and they gave her a blood transfusion because she was severely anemic and that helped her red blood cell count go up but her lungs and heart are now filled with fluid and she’s having a hard time breathing. They can try other treatments but not with certainty because she is so frail and weak. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She’s been putting on a brave face for us while she’s been suffering it’ll be hard to put on a brave face for her as we say goodbye. :(

  • SandyandMila

    That’s my birthday! Hopefully it’ll be a special day for you as well!! :)

  • SandyandMila

    Here’s a natural, herbal recipe for homemade toothpaste for that stinky doggy breath. :D http://www.k9instinct.com/blog/homemade-dog-toothpaste-recipe

  • Melissaandcrew

    Congrats!!!!

  • Shawna

    VERY exciting!!! Congratulations HDM!!!!

  • Cyndi

    No doubt in my mind you’ll get accepted! ;)

  • theBCnut

    Oh, that’s just normal for me.

  • Dori

    Doesn’t matter HDM. You’ve been accepted for an interview. That is BIG!!!!!

  • Dori

    Don’t forget to cross your eyes too!!!!

  • Dori

    OMG! So proud of you! You are going to be the star of your class. YES!!!!!!!!! As hard as you work, for sure, we are all going to seek you out when you will be known as “the go to vet”. Wow! Excellent HDM. So happy and excited for me. As someone else said on the thread….we will all be able to say we knew you when you were a poster on DFA. Now, don’t forget us girl. So happy for you. You will go far.

  • theBCnut

    The first step on the journey is still on the journey. We’ll have fingers and toes crossed for you.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Yes, vets can become board certified in nutrition. It’s definitely something I’d be interested in, but I’ll just have to see where my schooling takes me. I’ll be exposed to a lot of things so my interests could change. I mean this summer I interned with a large animal vet and I ended up enjoying it much more than any of the small animal stuff I’ve done so who knows what I’ll end up doing. :)

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Well, I haven’t gotten accepted yet so we all still have to keep our fingers crossed. :)

  • Crazy4cats

    Good luck and congratulations!

  • theBCnut

    I think Disqus doesn’t allow it except if you go back and edit, depending on what you are using. I think I get paragraph breaks on my iThingy, but not on my laptop.

  • theBCnut

    WooHoo!!! Way to go girl!!

  • Cyndi

    Congratulations!! So happy for you!! We can all say ‘We knew you when…’! Lol!!

  • aquariangt

    is your long term plan to focus on nutrition of some sort? If that’s even a things for vets to focus on (mostly comparing to human medical because I don’t know the whole system there)

    I’m glad you have the where with all to focus and do that :) I always wanted to go into the animal sciences but found myself too restless with school to go for anything that long. Dealing with the clientele I have now, I certainly regret that decision from time to time :)
    Edit: Why can’t I ever get paragraph spacing down on disqus…

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Thanks :)

    No, there’s really no such thing as a “pre-veterinary medicine” undergrad degree. Although, most students who apply to vet school do tend to major in animal science, biology or chemistry you can major in anything you want as long as you complete the prerequisite coursework.

    I actually have an undergrad degree in global supply chain management. I’m just back in school finishing my prereqs now, I am taking some vet tech classes because the school I’m at now has a tech program but I’m doing those more just for fun and to “fluff” my schedule up to full time status. Doing vet tech or anything like that won’t help you get into vet school.

  • aquariangt

    congratulations! Is your undergrad in veterinary medicine of some sort as well? I’m sure you’ll do a great job, you certainly have plenty of knowledge to be successful in the field

  • aimee

    Awesome HDM. So excited for you.

  • DogFoodie

    You go girl!!

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Wanted to let everyone know I got my first vet school interview invite today for Midwestern. It’s scheduled for November 20th. I’m pretty excited. :)

  • DogFoodie

    Awesome Cyndi!!

  • theBCnut

    That’s great!! I hope we hear from a bunch of people around Cleveland!!

  • Cyndi

    I hope there are a lot of new visitors on DFA from the Cleveland area. There was a big article about doing good by your dog in the local Cleveland area paper yesterday and they mentioned checking out your dog’s food on dog food advisor. I was so happy to see that. I design local business ads for a local coupon book and every month we find interesting facts to put in between ads, and a few times I wrote something up about DFA and put the website in one of those spots. I hope more and more people continue to find this site and it helps them as much as it’s helped me! :)

  • sharron

    will diluting store bought chicken broth reduce the sodium content which is 7% – also i’m not into making my own – thanks

  • Cyndi

    Absolutely!

  • theBCnut

    Now I really am LMAO!!! Those would be perfect! And if I wore them, I really could say “My eyes are up here.” Oh wait, most of them were extremely high heels, so my eyes probably would end up somewhere near the floor. It would be my feet up there.

  • Ferallike
  • theBCnut

    Well, it is breast cancer awareness month, and I do wear pink…

  • DogFoodie

    Blue Footed Booby was what I thought of every time I logged on. I found it amusing. : )

  • DogFoodie

    LOL! See, that’s funny stuff isn’t it!?

  • Cyndi

    Aww, Come on!! I want to call you Booby!! Ha ha! Just kidding. I just thought of that corny saying, “You can call me anything, just don’t call me late for dinner” LOL!

  • theBCnut

    I prefer BFB.

  • Cyndi

    I can’t look at that picture without Lmao!!! It’s just too funny! I’m calling you Blue Footed Booby from now on…..or just Booby for short! LOL!

  • theBCnut

    YES!! Perfect!