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  • in reply to: Ohio pet foods #105070 Report Abuse
    k9education
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    Grandma Mae’s is made at Ohio Pet Foods also.

    in reply to: Heartworm prevention. #98666 Report Abuse
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    @Rambunctious:

    False, but I would be weary of purchasing it off eBay, Amazon, etc. since an Rx is required. However, you can be confident that you’re getting the real deal from reputable online pharmacies, such as Drs. Fosters & Smith. That said, we have actually found that the cheapest place to get HW meds is from a local vaccination clinic. We pay $35 for the SNAP test and then $50 for 1 year of Triheart. Our regular vet charges ~$75 for Triheart.

    in reply to: Vitamin e or not #63908 Report Abuse
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    My issue with Vitamin E supplements is that virtually all of them are derived from soy, which some studies have implicated in bloat. While there are opposing studies that found no correlation between the two, I tend to be overly cautious considering I have a family of GSDs – a breed that is already prone to bloat. Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin E supplement is (or at least claims to be) soy-free, but the cost is ridiculous. It’s about $25 for 30 capsules, which seems expensive even compared to what we pay for Instinct LID kibble.

    in reply to: Fish Oil Dosage? #63826 Report Abuse
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    The National Research Council has established the safe range for dogs to be 20-55mg (combined EPA/DHA) per pound of body weight. In some cases, the suggested therapeutic dosage for certain conditions might be much higher, but in those cases you should consult your veterinarian before proceeding in order to help determine the risks/rewards associated with such a dose.

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