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by frosty
30 Apr 2011, 09:25
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Loss of hair
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Loss of hair

Sorry to hear about Molly :cry: Just a suggestion, but you may want to get a 5x panel thyroid test done (Jean Dodds at hemopet is the best to do that) , and Thyroid disease can cause hair loss and darkening of the skin. Unfortunately Addisons and Thyroid issues go hand in hand , ie many Addison Dogs...
by frosty
07 Apr 2011, 07:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BARF feeding and Vets!!
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: BARF feeding and Vets!!

Sounds like becuase you have upped her exercise due to marathon training (are you mad woman :lol: ) , she is burning off much more energy than she normally would. Dogs get most of their energy from Fat , so I would up her fat content if you can. I would also maybe give her 3x meals instead of x2 too...
by frosty
20 Feb 2011, 12:32
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Urgent help needed please!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Urgent help needed please!!!!!

Re occurring ear infections are usually due to an allergy, so your vet is right to try an elimination diet first :) Mine are fed a raw meat/bone diet, and always a very varied one, and hence as one of mine has a continual mucky ear, Ive had to find a meat that he's never had before, which hasn't bee...
by frosty
10 Feb 2011, 18:36
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Allergies...here we go...
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: Allergies...here we go...

Dont worry about it not being the puppy food, at 7 mths the JWB will be fine. Just stick to one type and take it from there. Add a couple of fish oil capsules and basically dont give her any treats at all. Im surprised the vet has suggested apple as training treats TBH......Just use the JWB kibble a...
by frosty
09 Feb 2011, 22:00
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Allergies...here we go...
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: Allergies...here we go...

Hi Frosty, thank you for offering to look into this. I must admit we have had problems with Zooey and food from the beginning. She came to us on Royal Canin and we decided we wanted to move her onto Orijen, which we did slowly. While we never had any tummy problems, Zooey was not that impressed wit...
by frosty
09 Feb 2011, 20:40
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: Allergies...here we go...
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: Allergies...here we go...

Sorry to hear about Zoey. May I ask what food (s) you fed her to date? I personally dont think the RC Hypoallergenic food is the best way forward to determine if it is actually a food allergy :?: . Rice is the main ingredient (a grain), of which dogs can be allergic too. You really need to change he...
by frosty
12 Jan 2011, 20:52
Forum: Training Issues
Topic: Trouble with dog walkers - I need some advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Trouble with dog walkers - I need some advice

Hiya sorry Im not on here often but someone's just alerted me to your thread :? Im a dog walker and I am appalled by such a service :evil: Are they NARP Registered do you know? A CRB check is needed, as is insurance but if they are a member of a proper body then they need to know. I dont know where ...
by frosty
29 Sep 2010, 21:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which dry complete?
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: Which dry complete?

Had a couple of Pms regarding this thread, so thought id post what I wrote on "another" forum :wink: Hope this helps :D What to look for in a complete food: Did you know that the commercial petfood industry is a billion pound business just in the UK? There are literally hundreds of different brands ...
by frosty
23 Sep 2010, 17:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carbs and dogs!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2154

Re: Carbs and dogs!!!

Your all doing well guys, and your confidence will grow quickly when you get into a routine your comfortable with 8) . Dogs actually get their energy from fat, not carbs BTW. A puppy should eat between 8-10% of their weight.....however that is a guide and if your pup only wants 1x chicken thigh at a...
by frosty
03 Sep 2010, 10:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silly question time for all meat feeders - Rabbit?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Silly question time for all meat feeders - Rabbit?

Archwipe catches and eats whole rabbits often.....Id just give it a go :D
by frosty
03 Sep 2010, 10:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CSJ Dog Food???
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: CSJ Dog Food???

hi, I had a look. It would be the wheat content that would worry me, as omnivours dogs can digest and uterlise most things but wheat is something that they dont cope well with, the gluten in the wheat can cause skin allergies and also make their stools slimy. If you are thinking of changing from JW...
by frosty
02 Sep 2010, 21:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sterilised bones
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Sterilised bones

These bones are less likely to splinter than normal cooked bones and that is why they are advertised and proven safe. Dont believe in raw feeding personally Whether you believe in raw or not, the above statement about bones is very questionable. Yes sterilised bones maybe less likely to splinter th...
by frosty
28 Aug 2010, 10:47
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: What things should I be adding to kibble?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: What things should I be adding to kibble?

Hi Rachel Its great news that the Salmon Oil has stopped the itching....thats the problem with a lot of commercial dried food they lack essential omega 3 oils...and even if it states its added, oil is so sensitive to temperature that most is destroyed in the heating process anyway. Youve got the pro...
by frosty
22 Aug 2010, 12:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time here and I need a bit of advice! Please.
Replies: 29
Views: 1847

Re: First time here and I need a bit of advice! Please.

Hiya just seen this....Poor Molly its not nice to be itching an scratching all the time. The best way to see if it is food related is to change her diet. I presume its Eukanuba Puppy food, so what you want to do is change to a food that has non of the ingredients that the Eukanuba one has. These are...
by frosty
18 Aug 2010, 11:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding Jackson.....how much?
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Feeding Jackson.....how much?

Pups certainly need between 8-10% of their body weight up to at least 6 months really. This is regarding RAW feeding though, so kibble feeders please stick to the guidelines on the packet. Just ensure you reduce the weight of the meat to start with to compensate the kibble you are mixing in. If hes ...