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    My one Pug is 11,she runs like she is 5,i feed her Wellness reduced fat,it does have some of those ingredients,however? it is a 5 star food (dry) my 4 year old also eats it,when she wants.It also is not on the list linked to the heart problems with the taurine.

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    Christine W
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    Susan! thank you so much for the Wellness info. I feed them Core reduced fat.

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    Christine W
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    Thank you! glad your baby is doing good! yes i feed them fresh turkey on & off, i have done hours & hours of homework on food for them, these horrid stories are scary,it makes us pet owners feel helpless.

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    Christine W
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    Thank you Anon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Christine W
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    OMG Susan! thank you so much! i take it this statement is what i WANT to see? I also use the Reduced Fat that says the same.Thank you!!!!

    Wellness CORE Small Breed Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal & Chicken Meal Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

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    Christine W
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    Sorry to sound dumb,but how do i know if the Wellness Core i feed meets the AAFCO ?

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    Christine W
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    Thank you!!!

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    Christine W
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    I took this VERY seriously when i read it,and contacted my vet.I feed my Pugs Wellness grain free & Science Diet weight control ( eye roll) which they went on strike when i took it away,BUT may be a good thing now? This is only part of what she replied:

    One thing that may come to light in the future is the exact percentage of meat that composes these diets. DCM has been linked to a low level of taurine, which is an amino acid that is found in certain meats or animal proteins. Dogs can also synthesize taurine from a precursor called cysteine that is often found in ingredients besides protein eg grains. If there truly is a causation, we may also find that certain grain free starches may actually prevent absorption of taurine or prevent it from being synthesized from the precursor cysteine (this is just a hypothesis-I am not aware of any science that has proven this theory yet).

    One common misconception is that grain free diets actually help pets with allergies. This may be true in some cases, but in studies, we have found that most pets are actually allergic or sensitive to the protein and not the grain in diets. Unfortunately, through advertising, many pet food companies have pushed owners to believe that ‘grain free’ means healthier and less allergies, and we have seen many owners opt for more expensive grain free food because of this. The majority of pets do great on diets containing grain.

    Christine W
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    I knew it had sold a while ago.I’m glad they will continue to deliver,i love them.Thanks Mike! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Christine W
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    That’s why they have been out of my things too!

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    Christine W
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    I will thank you.

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    Christine W
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    I do follow her,i haven’t seen this article yet.Yes hoping for a link TY ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Christine W
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    Following,as all the Wellness dry i feed my girls has peas in it.

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    Christine W
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    The best thing i ever did for my now 9 year old Pug is put her on Wellness.She eats dry/reduced fat & my 3 year old eats Small Breed turkey,they love it & i feel good feeding it to them,never had any problems.

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    Christine W
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    Amy,thank you SO very much for that info! i found it odd she was always fine,and years later starting having these nasty reactions,that scared me to death.Thank you!!

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    Christine W
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    Interesting,i never heard anything like that.Maybe someone else will chime in.It’s all i give my Pugs.

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    Christine W
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    Wellness Core

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    Christine W
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    Yes i was told this is what we’ll do,plus a Benadryl tab an hour before at home.She didn’t start having reactions until she was 7.Now i know better.My old vet? didn’t wait the full hour before giving the rabies & i know now that’s where the problem was.I still dread it.

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    Christine W
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    Carol,do you get the rabies shot? i am in Pa,i have to,i dread it,she has bad reactions,but i am around SO much wildlife,i have to.

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    Christine W
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    I believe all of them.I had my vet tell me a few months back they are finding the distemper lasts 5 to 7 years,my dog has reactions,so we were able to skip it,she is also 9.My vet felt she had built up enough,to be immuned to it.

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    Christine W
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    Yes.

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    Christine W
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    I have used Sentinel for years,i have 2 small dogs as well.The vet said feed them first,then give them the pill,and maybe a treat after,and not once have they gotten sick.

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    Christine W
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    I use Wellness,it has 5 stars.

    Christine W
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    I use Wellness Core grain free de-boned turkey.

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    Christine W
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    Marie P.can you repost your link,it isn’t working.Thank you.

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    Christine W
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    I didn’t know that either! Thank you!

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    Christine W
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    Yes,that’s what i meant,sorry for the confusion,guaranteed analysis.

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    Christine W
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    It’s on my Wellness Core bag ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Christine W
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    Elaine,Hi! what do you use?

    Christine W
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    Thank you Kari ๐Ÿ™‚ yes i’ve used it over 10 years,and it always worked,i am too in the Northeast,and it’s horrible! I get it from Ebay or Amazon as well.There was a guy on Ebay literally telling you how to order online without getting the fake ones.Thank you SO much for your input! i appreciate it!

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    Christine W
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    I’m probably going to stick with the Frontline Plus,i just can’t stand the horror stories.I lost a pug last year,so anything right now has me a wreck! My one dog came up for Lyme last Fall,she was treated with antibiotics,and i know she got bit when i forgot the calendar sticker.They did test her urine,and it wasn’t there.She has to go back now to retest.But is doing fine.

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    Christine W
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    Thank you SO much!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so odd last year,i forgot to look at the date on the calendar for the Frontline,my one dog came in & had a tick crawling on her,which i got,sure enough,it was 3 days past the 30 days to apply,i’d hate to think it will harm my dogs,because i know it works so well.

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    Christine W
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    Interesting!

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    Christine W
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    Thank you! i am hoping SkeptVet answers me.I am going to speak to the vet tomorrow.I don’t think i would be this crazy,LOL if i didn’t lose a dog last year ๐Ÿ™

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    Christine W
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    I got this today! i couldn’t be MORE pleased! i hope everyone reads this!

    Dear Chrissy: Hi ! Your original veterinarian is correct. The new veterinarian seems to be confused. Vaccine serum antibody titers last a long time, even life-long, and do provide an indication of protection. The published guidelines of our national veterinary associations (AVMA and AAHA) clearly support vaccine antibody titer testing as well. Your dog has apparently been well immunized and so should not need any more booster vaccinations, unless required by law. Best wishes, Jean [W. Jean Dodds, DVM]

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    Christine W
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    Yes thank you!! i thought it was great! but the same ? i have i don’t see an answer to,the vet is telling me the blood drawn on the one day,may not be really telling if she is immune,say in a month.I find that hard to believe.

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    Christine W
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    Wowi read that article last night! i honestly don’t know what to do,and it’s making me nuts.She has a appt Monday for the DHPP.

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    Christine W
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    Can someone tell me if this is true.My vet here,where i now live wrote that the titer is only good for the day of blood drawn??? she is due for the dhpp,she is good on the rabies for now, i can’t seem to get a straight answer on it.What she wrote i am posting below:::::

    There are two tests that can be done – one is just to detect antibodies ( which is a snap test – much cheaper ) and basically says you have antibodies. Yes or no answer. We don’t recommend it.
    The other is a quantitative test that measures the amount of antibodies present. This is more specific and is a true measure of coverage. This is the test we send out as it is more accurate. It also can trend if the antibodies are dropping. So in the future if you test again we can see how and if the antibody coverage is changing.
    Realize though that titers only measure the antibodies present the day we draw the sample. It does not tell you the value tomorrow or in a week or month etc..
    You are not to assume antibody coverage beyond the day the test is done. You can show coverage based on measured amounts over time

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    in reply to: 5 star dog foods my dogs don't hate? #95610 Report Abuse
    Christine W
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    My older Pug puts her nose up to everything! any dry food.I finally got her to eat Wellness Core,reduced fat & Wellness Core original.They are a bigger kibble,but at least she eats it.

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    Christine W
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    I amazed you posted that! my vet told me he was vaccinated,and tested himself 5 years later,and was still protected! with no booster.

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    Christine W
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    And thank you for the links!!!

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    Christine W
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    Thank you!! i lost one of my dogs last year,and i am so deathly afraid to have my Pug now,have anything happen.I’m still not over my other one ๐Ÿ™ I am going back & forth with this in my head & heart.I live in the country,i have many animals on my property,foxes etc,which i read carry distemper.I don’t know a whole lot about it,but i do walk her outside of my fenced area for exercise,because the mountain i live on is too much for both of us to walk up & down.
    My one vet who is a hour from where i moved,i adore,i still go there,he said he would keep her if i wanted to watch her.The rabies was the worst,her face blew up 2 years ago.
    I’m so torn over what to do,i would die if she got anything,knowing it could have been prevented.She doesn’t need a rabies until next year.
    The vet that;s close to me told me the day they take the titer just shows antibodies that day.

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    Christine W
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    I am curious how many of you have dogs over the age of 7 and did not have to have another DHPP.I have a vet i adore,i also have a 8 year old dog who has severe reactions,it scares me to death! He told me he felt strongly she didn’t need the distemper,he told me save $ on a titer as well,he is certain she is fine without it.I read it was airborne,he is very good,and not one of the vets i’ve had in past years out for $,but the thought of not getting the shot,and her getting sick? kills me.She is not due for rabies until next year,and i dread it,that one was the worst.He said next year he would keep her all day,to be sure she is fine.Thank you for any opinions ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Christine W
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    I have used Frontline plus 9 years + with not one problem,however,there was an article i read about the “phoney” ones,and how to spot the bad one (box) by certain things.

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    Christine W
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    Hi Kathleen! That’s what i thought,but the one that’s eating it,actually never begs,LOL it’s the older one that’s always looking for more food,and doesn’t do it,LOL
    Now i just try to pick it up as soon as i can,it seems to be the only way.

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    Christine W
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    I have always had Pugs,not ONE ever did this.Last year i lost one of them ๐Ÿ™ I got a new puppy,she started doing it at a few months.I have read for hours & asked my vet,he said plainly,i can’t stop it,that’s that,and it’s also what i read.Mine eats hers & the older one’s! UGH! he said it’s not the food,i rotate,it’s just a habit some dogs have.I cannot stand it!!!

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    Christine W
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    I have my adult Pug on Wellness low fat food.She has done well with it,still needs to lose a pound,but runs with my other pug no problem.
    The one thing that stood out to me,is has your vet thought Lyme? i know that they usually check it if a dog is having bladder issues,and since her ultrasound was normal,i’d mention it.

    Christine W
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    I have been using Wellness Toy Breed Complete Health for my year old Pug.She loves it.

    Christine W
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    I was going to suggest Wellness reduced fat,my Pug is doing excellent on it,never seen her more active,but i just looked,it does have potatoes in it ๐Ÿ™

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    Christine W
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    I give them twice a week a bully stick,only made in the US.I used to give them duck feet,which is what the breeder gave me,but they seemed to splinter.I stopped them.

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