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  • in reply to: Homemade dog food is causing diarrhea….. #89003 Report Abuse
    SaltiDawg
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    CORRECTION: Note this does NOT address the CAUSE, just addresses the SYMPTOMS! It’s worked for my dogs for many decades.

    Added the word “NOT” to my post immediately above.

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    in reply to: Homemade dog food is causing diarrhea….. #88998 Report Abuse
    SaltiDawg
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    In a nutshell the Vet said feed her a bland diet of boiled rice and boiled chicken breast.

    This is main stream advice for both diarrhea OR constipation. After a day or so, introduce some of her kibble and possibly additional fiber. (Pumpkin, or my favorite, a handful of All Bran Cereal.)

    Note this does address the CAUSE, just addresses the SYMPTOMS! It’s worked for my dogs for many decades.

    in reply to: Coprophagia Deterrent #79690 Report Abuse
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    Jeffry S,

    Supplements to deter your dog from eating other critters’ poop?

    How do you get the deer and the neighbor’s cats to eat the supplement?

    in reply to: favorite online store to order from #79659 Report Abuse
    SaltiDawg
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    I have generally been getting my kibble from chewy.com. For some time, I’ve noticed that amazon.com has been offering my choice of kibble for precisely the same price with Prime (Free) Shipping. I also am seeing this exact duplication of price for dental Greenies, again with prime shipping. (I assume it is bots updating prices.)

    Be careful in the price comparison as Amazon is collecting Sales Tax in certain areas… presumably chewy is also.

    I live in MD and Amazon now has a big brick and mortar presence here and thus collects 6% Sales Tax.

    in reply to: "Meal" as first ingredient #79526 Report Abuse
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    Chris,

    “The only thing you have to worry about in meals especially fish meals is making sure they don’t use ethoxyquin….”

    Would one expect to see ethoxyquin listed as an kibble ingredient IF it was used as a preservative in creating the meal?

    EDIT: I should have researched just a little before posting my question. Seems it may not appear in the ingredients list and also possibly not all feel it is a (serious) problem, if at all.

    https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/red-flag-ingredients/ethoxyquin-dangerous-dog-food-additive/

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by SaltiDawg. Reason: I had not tried to find an answer. sorry to have wasted everyone's time
    in reply to: salt level in dog food #79290 Report Abuse
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    aimee,

    Thanks! I’ll have to research to find what NRC is – see I told you I was new. lol

    That said, 15 grams per 1000 equates to 1.5% as opposed to the AAFCO .08% and .30% – considerably higher. Wonder why.

    PS I’m a retired US Navy submariner and thought the NRC was the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, or the AEC in my day.

    Again, thanks.

    in reply to: salt level in dog food #79287 Report Abuse
    SaltiDawg
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    Rick,
    I am a new member here. Joined a couple of days ago. I was an exhibitor and breeder of (English) Bulldogs for many years. About four years ago I stopped owning any dogs… lasted three years and last year adopted a retired racing Greyhound from the track in Tampa, FL.

    I had occasion a decade or so ago to want to determine the sodium level in the diet of pregnant Bulldogs. (I was seeking the info as regards to Anasarca.

    https://www.purinaproclub.com/resource-library/pro-club-updates/researchers-aim-to-find-genetic-marker-for-anasarca

    I found the only way to determine the sodium content was to call the individual food companies.. some were seemingly forthcoming, some evasive, and some didn’t seem to have a clue.

    AAFCO suggests a level of .08% for maintenance and .30% for growth – nearly four times as much.

    My interest was a result of a serious of articles suggesting that high sodium levels was the cause of Anasarca. Indeed, the misguided authors were suggesting buying “salt free” kibble only. (Obviously there is no such thing – they confused no salt added as an ingredient with “salt free.”) Of course, this notion has now been discarded.)

    Sorry I could not offer any other answer but suggesting you call and ask… back in the day that is precisely what I did.

    I’m learning a lot at this site.

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