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  • in reply to: Don't know what to do…call animal control? #41933 Report Abuse
    Jackie T
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    Call animal control, they will do as much as the laws in your state allow. You can make an anonymous report. Your neighbors will not appreciate it if you try to tell them what to do with their dog, regardless of your good intent.

    in reply to: What is Porcine Plasma? #41739 Report Abuse
    Jackie T
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    Thanks for the feedback Naturella

    in reply to: What is Porcine Plasma? #41719 Report Abuse
    Jackie T
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    Hound Dog Mom – Thank you for the quick response and all of the info you provided, I really appreciate your thorough reply and links
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    in reply to: 10 Month Golden Retriever with ear problems #39682 Report Abuse
    Jackie T
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    Chronic ear problems can be the manifestation of food allergies. Wheat, corn and soy are the top allergens in dog foods. Dogs that are fed a grain-free diet will show immediate relief when grains are removed, if food sensitivity is the problem.

    in reply to: Blue Buffalo #38950 Report Abuse
    Jackie T
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    I tried Blue in my boarding kennel for the dogs that don’t bring their own food, all dogs loved it and switched to it without digestive upset, I also bought a couple of bags of wilderness puppy and adult for my own dogs, prior to joining this forum – 2 days ago. After reading that Blue Buffalo Foods are produced by a variety of manufacturers (5), I decided to return to Orijen and or Acana for my house pups and my boarders. I want to know that I am feeding a quality of food that delivers what the label states and not hidden ingredients or additives, color or flavor.

    in reply to: Wellness vs Merrick #38900 Report Abuse
    Jackie T
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    I suggest try a small bag to see if your pup likes it, I bought a bag of wellness core
    last week and my dogs wouldn’t touch it.

    in reply to: Grain and White Potato Free Dog Foods #38840 Report Abuse
    Jackie T
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    The other issue is identifying if your dog has a gluten intolerance. There are several grains that do not have gluten and have not been so genetically modified that the body no longer recognizes it as a good grain. Rice is gluten-free and there are more choices than just brown or white, red rice is very good with a lot of good nutrients, also Millet, the only alkaline grain, Quinoa, Teff and Buckwheat (which is not a grain but a seed) are some other sources for grain options.
    Cooking for your pups is not only time consuming and expensive but its tricky, determining the balance on the protein, carbs, fat and fiber plus getting all of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals and trace minerals, that your dog needs daily is a science project, until you get the right balance and daily amount to feed for your pet’s nutritional needs. And going to the other end of the dog, you need to determine what percentage of nutrients are being absorbed by your dog and how much is passing through the gut without being utilized.
    With so many options for fresh/frozen/freeze-dried, kibble or canned foods available now, it takes the guess work out of whether your pups are getting the proper nutrients and K/cals from the food you are feeding. Although these foods are not inexpensive, with the help of this website and forums, you can stay informed about any problems or recalls on the prepared foods.

    in reply to: small vs taste #38756 Report Abuse
    Jackie T
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    Thanks BC,
    I will give the non-GMO list of foods another look.

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