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  • in reply to: advice re: Omega 3 or other type #89441 Report Abuse
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    Thank you so much..I will definitely look into the shampoo. Charlie is a Black Mouth Cur, the AKC also refers to the breed as Black Mountain Cur. Their coats are very thick all year round as they were bred for the outdoors–herding, hunting…(not your pointer type dog, he basically searches for quarry and keeps it at bay) guard duty (boy, is he good at that!) and general outdoor work. He is happiest roaming the fields and “helping” when my husband goes out to work. He has become a bit spoiled as he spends the snowy winter days in the house more than outside as he does in the other three seasons. He doesn’t mind the cold, but he hates the snow.

    I’m glad to know that the human capsule of fish oil is okay for him. He has his own peanut butter jar, now he will have his own fish oil bottle. He’s kinda special!

    I will check out Chewy.com right away.
    Again, thanks a bunch.

    in reply to: advice re: Omega 3 or other type #89439 Report Abuse
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    Thank you to all who responded. I am aware of the purpose of supplements as opposed to medicine. Charlie does not have allergies, he has been checked by his vet regularly. He is a shedder…thick, rich full coat 12 months of the year. When he is bathed and given a good conditioner, it adds softness and luster to his coat but this is temporary Brushing is also his favorite pastime….I’m ready to create his clone with all the hair. I was hoping that some type of oil would help. I mentioned the financial aspect only because the same bottle/containers of oil(s) can double in price from one outlet to another. I hoped someone had a suggestion for a reasonable cost…I look for value for my dollar. I should not have mentioned our personal medical costs, the factor is practicality. Thank again for the responses.

    in reply to: Canine Carry Outs dog snacks Bacon Flavor #42298 Report Abuse
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    Thank you to all who responded, I’ve learned a lot and feel I know what to look for when buying treats. I’m not going to use the Carry Cuts even tho they were a gift to Charlie. After reading the ingredients, I see they are not anything I want him to have. The kibble idea sounds good…I’m also intrigued by the homemade treat suggestions I see on this list. I think I will give them a try. Charlie will eat anything I give him so it is up to me to be careful about what I feed him…really careful. Thanks again, everyone. I’m a lot wiser now.

    in reply to: Canine Carry Outs dog snacks Bacon Flavor #42260 Report Abuse
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    I surely didn’t use common sense when I queried about this. I know better, just not on top of things as I should be right now. Many thanks for the reply.

    in reply to: Canine Carry Outs dog snacks Bacon Flavor #42258 Report Abuse
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    Oh my goodness…I never thought of looking at the ingredients…I was concentrating on whether they were made in China and a cause for trouble. Reading the ingredients alone are an indication of trouble, no matter where they were made.
    Thanks to those who responded with the same advice, I will be more on top of things from now on. Charlie and I both are grateful.

    in reply to: Hard natural bones #31370 Report Abuse
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    I’ll give him a couple of bits tonight …. thanks

    in reply to: Hard natural bones #31344 Report Abuse
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    I hope that this bone did not splinter and will cause Charlie problems. I’ll watch him very closely for a while until they pass. Thanks so much for the input. I will not give him any bones that have been cooked in any way. He really did enjoy that bone, course he loves to eat—period. He’s a trip !

    in reply to: Hard natural bones #31328 Report Abuse
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    Thank you, Patty and CSollers…..the bone is gone and I will not give him any more cooked bones. Is this true for chicken leg bones and all bones? No cooked bones? Live and learn. That was one huge bone to eat! I’ll watch him closely for a few days to be sure there are no adverse effects. Thanks again..many times over!

    in reply to: Hard natural bones #31309 Report Abuse
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    I just gave Charlie a ham bone from a sprial ham. All the excess gloppy fat was trimmed off leaving a bit of the ham stuck to the bone. I watched him as he eats it and he seems to be devouring it. When I try to get close to him he picks it up and goes somewhere else (outside). Is a ham bone okay, not a danger if he eats it all? He is careful as he eats but I can tell that this is heaven on earth to hime. I had no idea that he would devour this bone as he loves to just gnaw on the marrow bones, and slowly chewing the rims. I hope that I haven’t given him a harmful treat. Thanks for the help. Bev aka Charlies Mom

    in reply to: Safe Dog Treats #26767 Report Abuse
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    I’m learning a lot here. Charlie is loving marrow bones. I fill a 4-5″ bone with crunchy peanut butter or liverwurst once a week or so, he loves both. Oxtails are great but really expensive at my chain. While lying aroung and coping with an infection on his neck, he gained weight. Friends told me to add green beans to his diet reducing the dry food each day. WOW! He looks forward to the beans and is eating less and becoming sleek in body. I put his antibiotic capsule in the food and he gobbles all down without hestiation. The empty marrow bones are great for gnawing when empty. His look like intricate scrimshaw. Is it safe to give the neckbones from poultry and not have choking issues. The bones seem so tiny. Charlie is a med. to large dog but I worry about choking. All of you are so helpful and I thank you for sharing.

    in reply to: Safe Dog Treats #23855 Report Abuse
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    I wish I had read all of these posts before sending mine in. Oh Well, live and learn. I am concerned about letting a dog have a marrow bone. This would be a wonderful treat for Sgt. Charlie but I’m concerned about the open “doughnut hole” once the marrow is gone. Isn’t it possible for the dog to somehow such this bone into the esophagus and choke? Many years ago, my vet told me not to give our then dog a marrow bone for this reason. If there is little likelyhood of this, I will give Sarge one immediately. I think he would love it! Those of you who give their buddies/kids(4 legged)/babies the butchers bone do not seem to be concerned about the ends splintering as I am. Am I worrying too much? The Sgt. would love to have another big bone!
    I do not see positive responses regarding dental sticks, does this mean they are best left out of the picture? I’ve already learned a lot from all of you. Thanks a bunch.

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