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Forum: Senior dogs August 25th, 2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Lissa
Talking Which Blue Buffalo food are you feeding and how...

Which Blue Buffalo food are you feeding and how long has she been on it? What was she eating previously?? If its the Basics Salmon and Potato recipe, that food still has common allergens like rice,...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 13th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,531
Posted By Lissa
I have never taken Dodger to see a neurologist...

I have never taken Dodger to see a neurologist either, although I have consulted with one through my vet. Because he was diagnosed young enough that it was most likely idiopatheic epilepsy, I never...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! August 12th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,531
Posted By Lissa
Not all epileptic dogs respond well to valium and...

Not all epileptic dogs respond well to valium and not all cluster seizures warrant the administration of rectal valium. It sounds like valium isn't helping your dog so I would probably try getting...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet April 28th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By Lissa
Since you seem to have completed a full range of...

Since you seem to have completed a full range of tests, I am going to focus on the food aspect!



You list 4 protein sources here and 2 grains (plus the rice in a different post)... Did you try...
Forum: Cat food forum May 22nd, 2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Lissa
I would stay far away from anything that has...

I would stay far away from anything that has synthetic vitamin k (menadione)... It is not allowed to be used in human foods because there have been reports of illness and death! There are no long...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs March 27th, 2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Lissa
Are you going to call them with the batch number...

Are you going to call them with the batch number and have them investigate again?

I've been working at a pet store for a while now and I haven't had anybody return a bag a technical or heard...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet March 19th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By Lissa
I don't want to bash companies who offer...

I don't want to bash companies who offer prepackaged raw but its not something that I am comfortable with feeding either. I've fed raw for 6 years and the only prepacked raw I have ever used is beef...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 25th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,784
Posted By Lissa
Dogs live in the moment...By the time you could...

Dogs live in the moment...By the time you could accomplish this, the situation would likely be long forgotten. In order to offer any meaningful positive or negative reinforcement, you need to have...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 23rd, 2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,784
Posted By Lissa
You've received some good suggestions. I...

You've received some good suggestions.

I also think that you should stop taking your dog to work until you have this under control... Its impossible to manage your dog and give her your full...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 11th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By Lissa
For a sporting dog, that is actually not a lot of...

For a sporting dog, that is actually not a lot of exercise IMO. Also, since you do not mention mental stimulation, I would wager that part of the problem is boredom.

Freedom to come and go as she...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 11th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By Lissa
Perhaps you haven't delt with extremely...

Perhaps you haven't delt with extremely reactive/fixated dogs? It is quite easy for a dog to ignore you or find your presence reinforcing when they are zoned in on their trigger.



Actually...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 11th, 2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By Lissa
Is this the only time that she barks or does she...

Is this the only time that she barks or does she also do this indoors or when riding in a car?

Is she getting enough physical and mental stimulation? How long ago did you adopt her? Does she have...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet August 11th, 2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By Lissa
Thanks so much - very detailed growler and sugar...

Thanks so much - very detailed growler and sugar - exactly what I was hoping for!

You brought up another great point about a cat who likes to "graze" or whether 2 meals are fine. Minnow has always...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet August 10th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By Lissa
Thanks everyone and sorry for my delay in...

Thanks everyone and sorry for my delay in responding! Been a busy couple of days! I appreciate all the advice/comments/suggestions.

Even though raw is not new to me, I find the whole process of...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 10th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By Lissa
I think that playing the "guarding game" with a...

I think that playing the "guarding game" with a human VS dog, when the dog has no problems with guarding from a human is pointless. It's a completely unrelated issue.

Also, UNLESS loads of...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 10th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By Lissa
I would not feel the need to do that with a dog...

I would not feel the need to do that with a dog who simply likes to spend time on their own... Assuming there is not behavioural/training problems, I see nothing wrong with a dog who likes their own...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet August 8th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By Lissa
Raw and Cats - Details!

I have fed raw to dogs for 6 years so its not something that is new to me BUT I am still struggling with feeding raw to Minnow. Aside from the inevitable transition issues (it took 4 years to get her...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 8th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Lissa
It sounds like it wasn't explained very well -...

It sounds like it wasn't explained very well - although rolling over amongst a list of other fear based behaviours, implies that its done in a fearful way and/or in combination with calming signals. ...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 8th, 2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By Lissa
That is the problem with positive punishment -...

That is the problem with positive punishment - particularly with "headstrong" dogs - because barking is SO self-rewarding, most punishment is worth putting up with or figuring out how to avoid... For...
Forum: Dog food forum August 7th, 2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Lissa
Orijen hands down. Organix is too low in...

Orijen hands down.

Organix is too low in protein for me and has way too many carbs/fillers (peas, barley, rice, oats)... You would need to feed more Organix because they have a lower kcal per cup...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 7th, 2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Lissa
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It definately sounds off-base as an excerpt - what context was it written in? While it doesn't sound right on its own, I have a hard time...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 6th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By Lissa
As often as you can is the best response!...

As often as you can is the best response! Unfortunately there is no fixed schedule of how quickly it will work - each pup is an individual with its own history and obstacles... Some take to the crate...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 6th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By Lissa
I suppose all the testers interpret the rules...

I suppose all the testers interpret the rules differently...my trainer always said that if you "ask/encourage" the dog to jump up its fine... just not okay if the dog launches himself at the friendly...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 6th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Lissa
I understand that Molly cannot be tethered to him...

I understand that Molly cannot be tethered to him but if its not even possible to have her dragging a leash (perhaps with a bell) so he knows when she's left the room, then you may want to consider a...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior August 6th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Lissa
I tend to overanalyze things as well but I agree...

I tend to overanalyze things as well but I agree with the others, the puppy is likely to have a completely different schedule in mind!

However, I have to say that I love seeing you put so much...
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