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Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet January 21st, 2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By rhynes
3 year old minpin in our home, always had issue...

3 year old minpin in our home, always had issue with dry skin, scratching and chewing etc. Tried every high quality commercial food on the market then finally said to heck with it.

We started in...
Forum: Dog food forum January 12th, 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By rhynes
I don't grind anything for him, he gets his meals...

I don't grind anything for him, he gets his meals whole, gives him something to chew on. And at least that way we know what he likes or doesn't like. He doesn't like beef liver but loves the chicken...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 12th, 2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By rhynes
The pic is deceiving, his paws aren't overly big....

The pic is deceiving, his paws aren't overly big. My mother sent me a pair of wool gloves that are too big for me, but i'm not good enough with a needle to cut the fingers off and do anything with...
Forum: Dog food forum January 11th, 2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By rhynes
Definitely when cooked, but he seems to have...

Definitely when cooked, but he seems to have issue with turkey period.

Bought a package of turkey necks, cut them up into 1 inch pieces and bagged it raw with his regular meals of chicken, mostly...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 10th, 2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By rhynes
I'll post some pics, have to take him down...

I'll post some pics, have to take him down tomorrow for some measurements.


In the meantime, here he is doing what he does best, loves the heat of the sun. GF in one chair, him in the other...
Forum: Dog food forum January 10th, 2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By rhynes
Probiotics and canned tripe

We put the minpin on a permanent raw diet, beef in the morning, chicken with chicken bone meal (liver, gizzard, heart etc) in the evening and so far it seems to be going very well. He's always been...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 10th, 2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 50,728
Posted By rhynes
Coconut oil is great stuff. The minpin gets some...

Coconut oil is great stuff. The minpin gets some orally once in a while, not sure if there's any real long term benefits - or as suggested, is it a fad.

We will bathe him in it (we don't use soap...
Forum: On topic - Pet chat, opinions, feelings and rants January 9th, 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By rhynes
Funny timing, I had this exact conversation with...

Funny timing, I had this exact conversation with a young friend that is a vet tech. Lovely young lady, loves animals. We spent the day there, brought the dog and his meal of raw food - she was...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 9th, 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By rhynes
Her mother is going to knit some "socks" for him...

Her mother is going to knit some "socks" for him that run up most of the leg. Biggest issue is when he stands, the leg is straight with no joint to hold them up. We'll rig them up in some suspender...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 9th, 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By rhynes
Hmmm, might be kind of thick but worth the try....

Hmmm, might be kind of thick but worth the try. Oh the fun of trying to wrestle a 10 pound dog to get boots on him :wall:
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits January 9th, 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,065
Posted By rhynes
Old thread I know but interesting reading. ...

Old thread I know but interesting reading.

My girlfriend has a purebred male minpin, 3 years old, he's got us both wrapped and then some. Ears weren't cropped, born without a tail and cute as a...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs January 9th, 2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By rhynes
Cold paws on a minpin.

Need some ideas for boots for the girlfriends mini pinscher. Tried on every pair of boots we've seen and nothing fit, or would stay on. If you're familiar with a minpin, his paws aren't very big, and...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits October 31st, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By rhynes
GF has a pure minpin, and everything said about...

GF has a pure minpin, and everything said about the breed is correct. Loves to hunt, loves to burrow, loves affection and full of energy, full of bullheaded.

Post some pics...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 22nd, 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By rhynes
Oh the JR terrier, the live wire. If it's...

Oh the JR terrier, the live wire.

If it's still a puppy, you deflect to chewing something else. We use frozen raw meaty bones like ribs, big enough that smaller dogs can't chew through them. But...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior October 20th, 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By rhynes
Girlfriend has a purebred min pin, enough said....

Girlfriend has a purebred min pin, enough said. He owns the bed, and is usually between a set of legs. Don't know how many BTU's he throws off but it's alot, and I don't know how he doesn't suffocate...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! October 17th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By rhynes
Have a watch, it may help. ...

Have a watch, it may help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVQWqH1IvME
Forum: Wildlife - squrriels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, groundhogs, etc. October 10th, 2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By rhynes
Try laying some mothballs around as well, it...

Try laying some mothballs around as well, it usually works.
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! October 2nd, 2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By rhynes
I personally wouldn't feed purina anything to any...

I personally wouldn't feed purina anything to any animal...

I'd try a higher quality food. Pure pumpkin puree can help as well with digestive issues.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 27th, 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By rhynes
Should have said crazy glue I guess, anyone silly...

Should have said crazy glue I guess, anyone silly enough to put gorilla glue on their pet shouldn't have one. The stuff was developed for closing wounds.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 27th, 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By rhynes
That's a pretty good cut. It may be stitchable. ...

That's a pretty good cut. It may be stitchable.

If you're ever in a pinch, I generally carry a tube of superglue in the glovebox for little emergencies. Works very well for closing a wound and it...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs September 19th, 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By rhynes
I give the dogs frozen beef and pork bones,...

I give the dogs frozen beef and pork bones, frozen poultry etc. They have to work on them and they'll spend hours on the bone after it's picked clean. Their teeth are spotless. The minpin will eat...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 19th, 2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By rhynes
There's also Karen Becker, I like her attitude...

There's also Karen Becker, I like her attitude toward vet medicine, she's holistic. Lots of good videos on different subjects, lots of it makes sense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl_X1I1GJ1Q
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! September 18th, 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By rhynes
Sounds similar to the battle we had with the...

Sounds similar to the battle we had with the minpin.

When I first met him, he wasn't in great shape, had a thread on him here on pets. He was on a poultry diet and not great quality, losing fur,...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 18th, 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By rhynes
When you say crate trained, were you locking the...

When you say crate trained, were you locking the dog in the crate? Is the crate no longer accessible?

My gf's minpin is crate trained, and he USED to be crated during the day but I hate seeing...
Forum: Amphibians - rabbits - reptiles - rodents - exotics September 18th, 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By rhynes
Not sure what to say, build some shelter and feed...

Not sure what to say, build some shelter and feed it if you're willing, otherwise take out an ad on the internet and see if someone is willing to home it. It's already been abandoned and probably...
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