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by Bro. Dave, OBB
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Science diet
Replies: 54
Views: 22293

Mattie, What a horrible life that dog must have had before his previous foster Mom and now You. The world is so much better off for people like the two of you. Have you tried adding a little bit of pro-biotics to his diet? Sometimes this can help with dealing with certain reactions to foods that may...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Science diet
Replies: 54
Views: 22293

Mattie, That's a lot of allergies. I'm sorry to hear that your dog is in such condition. I can't help but wonder if the allergies are a condition of birth or if they have developed over time? Have you had your dog tested for the specific allergies or have you conducted a strict elimination diet prog...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Victoria on Raw Diets?
Replies: 22
Views: 6943

Yes, I feed raw pork, mostly in the form of neck bones or if the price is right on ribs. As for pork not being healthy, well that is ancient history. Well, ancient may be an exaggeration. But the fears surrounding pork have not been true for a long time. The principle culprit, Trichonosis, is associ...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Victoria on Raw Diets?
Replies: 22
Views: 6943

RAW is for experts who do know what they are doing. RAW is also very expensive unless you are a hunter. While I don't want to start a raw vs kibble vs canned debate, I would like to clarify something relative to the above comment. First, you'd be surprised at how easy it is to feed raw and know wha...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Idea for Responsible Pet Ownership Promotion
Replies: 13
Views: 4071

Mattie,

I believe his post was made in jest. At least that's the way I took it and I answered in the same vein.
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Idea for Responsible Pet Ownership Promotion
Replies: 13
Views: 4071

I have broad shoulders to help me bear up under the burden. :) I can be very opinionated and one sided all to easily, though. It's not always easy to accept the fact that even though I sound like a know-it-all, even I have to admit that I really don't. But when it comes to others, well people who th...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Idea for Responsible Pet Ownership Promotion
Replies: 13
Views: 4071

That's interesting, and also a good example as to why pamphlets need to be clearly defined and balanced. When I read the post I immediately thought of it referring to the human dominating the dog, i.e. a misplaced, mistimed, overly agressive "Alpha Roll", which too many people tend to take to extrem...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Home cooked meals!
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Thank you, Bella'sMom. Feel free to say I sent you if you join Raw lite. Be forewarned, though, they like pictures over there. They don't care if you're in them or not, as long as they're pictures of your dogs. :P
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Idea for Responsible Pet Ownership Promotion
Replies: 13
Views: 4071

Re: Idea for Responsible Pet Ownership Promotion

I think that in general the concept and intent are good and well intended. I would caution you, however, to present balanced information regarding the individual subjects. In taking on such a project it is easy to let the content and direction reflect our own prejudices on the matter and obscure obj...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Victoria on Raw Diets?
Replies: 22
Views: 6943

Nettle wrote:I suggest two books:

'Give Your Dog A Bone' by Ian Billinghurst ( a vet)

'Essential Care for Dogs' by Jackie Drakeford and Mark Elliott (Mark Elliott is a vet)
Another very good and easy to read is "Raw Dog Food: Make it easy for you and your dog" by Carina MacDonald.
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Beef bones
Replies: 7
Views: 2815

freeze em. and then feed them outside. prob solved. Do what Molly says. Do NOT cook the bones. Raw bones are digestable by dogs, cooked bones are barely touched by the digestive system. It's the cooked bone splinters that are the danger. Raw bone splinters, when they occur, are virtually dissolved ...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Home cooked meals!
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Re: Home cooked meals!

[quote="bella'smom"]:D Hi! Do any of you feed your dogs home cooked meals? I'm now feeding my girls Innova EVO but am considering switching to home cooked meals. Thoughts? Ideas? I feed a home recipe type diet, but it's mostly fed raw, uncooked. It's wise to run veggies through a juicer or food proc...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Health, Diet and Exercise
Topic: Science diet
Replies: 54
Views: 22293

[quote="spottsdogcare"]Science Diet is not a healthy pet food, just read the label. I don't know that I'd go so far as to say it "is not a healthy pet food". But I will agree that it isn't MY preference or idea of the best thing to feed. My personal objections to SD is the amount of corn and corn gl...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: The Books
Topic: help slim down my dog
Replies: 2
Views: 4887

Re: help slim down my dog

[quote="puglvr"]i need help, or tips on how to slim down my amazingly 40 lb. pug. she gets one bowl of food a day, and runs 3 times a day. but she never shds a pound! How much food is "one bowl of food"? Also, what kind (kibble, can, raw, etc)? For example, my Maxx (an ESS) is large for his breed an...
by Bro. Dave, OBB
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: The Books
Topic: Excellent Book
Replies: 3
Views: 5091

Re: I got it

a18wheelslady wrote:I got the book and it’s awesome. great information. A must have.
Would it be possible for you to post a quick review and/or synopsis of the book?

Thanks,