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  • in reply to: PLE #153359 Report Abuse
    Brenda D
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    PLE is a symptom of several possible diseases. Has your vet explained this and is the underlying disease being treated? It’s a bit technical, but this link might help – https://www.dvm360.com/view/care-dogs-with-protein-losing-enteropathy-proceedings.

    in reply to: Dog flight Cabin vs Cargo in a long flight #140943 Report Abuse
    Brenda D
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    Cabin with you for sure. Glad you have the choice.

    in reply to: Dog Food Delivery Service? #130888 Report Abuse
    Brenda D
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    It was a few decades ago but San Diego used to have a milk delivery service that also delivered pet food. Some local pet stores might deliver to neighbourhoods close by. And there’s always Amazon. But that doesn’t solve the packaging problem. Maybe someone working in the industry can shed more light, but my guess is it would be too complicated. Delivery in unsealed containers might introduce bacteria and other things. How would you keep rodents and insects out of the large storage bins that it would require? How would you disinfect the reusable containers? The same issues are being encountered by restaurants wanting to reduce packaging by having customers bring their own.
    Another thing to keep in mind is that it’s better to keep kibble in the original bag (great if it’s resealable) and put it in an airtight metal container.
    I use big cans with lids from IKEA. This keeps bugs and rodents out and ensures that the food stays fresh. I buy the largest bags of dog and cat food possible and store it this way in a cool pantry which, in the winter, is as cold as the refrigerator but not as damp. I can keep opened packages of kibble this way for up to three months. Their weekly amounts go in jars so I don’t have to keep opening the bag and can.

    in reply to: Question for cats. #130055 Report Abuse
    Brenda D
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    Sorry to hear about your cat’s diagnosis. Not eating much is nota good sign. You could try feeding her meat from deboned and boiled chicken breasts to see if her appetite returns, but no food is going to cure the disease. A good diet is important, but so is keeping her free from infections and taking her to the vet for regular checkups. If there’s a local cat shelter in your area, they may be able to give you specific recommendations about caring for a cat with the illness because it’s something they’ve likely had to deal with. You should also be keeping the two cats separated. They shouldn’t be sharing food dishes or litter boxes or be with each other. Some weight loss can be normal with older cats, but if she’s showing other symptoms I’d question the diagnosis that she’s Feline HIV free.

    in reply to: Malaseb #125249 Report Abuse
    Brenda D
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    They have it at canadavet.com and the price seems reasonable. You could also call the manufacturer, Dermcare.

    in reply to: zukes treats #125202 Report Abuse
    Brenda D
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    I’ve used Zuke’s soft treats for years. They were recommended by a trainer when learning agility as tasty and a relatively low calorie reward. I’ve yet to meet a dog that doesn’t love them.

    in reply to: Aldo Nature #123231 Report Abuse
    Brenda D
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    Sorry for the typo. Guess I’ve been doing too many web searches for shoes. I meant Almo Nature.

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