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Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet January 18th, 2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By MerlinsHope
It has nothing to do with being a myth. It has to...

It has nothing to do with being a myth. It has to do with poor culinary practice. The Americ V Assoc has already scientfiticallly proven that cross indulgers carry 300-500 times more bacteria in...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet January 16th, 2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By MerlinsHope
There are several good reasons not to mix kibble...

There are several good reasons not to mix kibble with raw.

Firstly, you don't have to switch gradually. That's an old wives tale. Today you start feeding raw.. and that's that. Why dogs often...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet November 10th, 2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By MerlinsHope
Well thanks everyone! there's lost of nice other...

Well thanks everyone! there's lost of nice other stuff too... dog collars, jewellery, art , something for everyone, not just the meat... which truly was a find though wasn't it.
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet November 9th, 2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By MerlinsHope
almost 100 lbs of raw meat up for grabs

We are auctioning off almost 100lbs of prime beef anyone who's interested.
Don't miss the boat on this one. To add to the pot, we are offering FREE delivery anywhere from Montreal to Toronto. ...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior March 21st, 2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By MerlinsHope
Sabian, your reply sure didn't read that way, but...

Sabian, your reply sure didn't read that way, but sometimes the internet has a way of doing that.

Yes owners will tend to polish up their dogs to make them look better in some cases (not in...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior March 20th, 2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By MerlinsHope
What a terrible thing to say. It serves no...

What a terrible thing to say.
It serves no rescue any purpose to lie about the dog, because in the end, if the dog is not placed in a suitable environment, the rescue will have to take back the dog,...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior March 13th, 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By MerlinsHope
oh! Poor you! Let me dissect your message, (...

oh! Poor you!

Let me dissect your message, ( by the way, I work with highly assertive/ aggressive dogs).


>>>I have 2 cattle dogs and I just took my friend's Great Pyr 5 days ago as she was...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 13th, 2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,818
Posted By MerlinsHope
In your shoes I would take this dog to the vet...

In your shoes I would take this dog to the vet and have her checked for a kidney or bladder infection, crystals or another other renal related illlness.

A senior that walks and "widdles", is...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior September 13th, 2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By MerlinsHope
Thank you SO much for pointing this out. I only...

Thank you SO much for pointing this out. I only know this too well, seeing the two breeds that I work with.

I have to agree with your synopsis of the training issue also. Yes, while it's great...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet September 13th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,682
Posted By MerlinsHope
Hi All Raw food doesn't give dogs stinky...

Hi All

Raw food doesn't give dogs stinky breath. In fact, just the opposite.

What you are smelling is coming from your dog's stomach and depending on the smell can, offer you a clue to what is...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet June 21st, 2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By MerlinsHope
Dogs that don't eat fish are dogs that simply...

Dogs that don't eat fish are dogs that simply don't know that you are presenting them with a food source.


I can tell you this much, I've never known a hungry dog to starve itself.
Forum: Lost & Found (Pls include a pic if possible & write location in TITLE) June 21st, 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 749
Posted By MerlinsHope
LOST: Carignan, Qc - Chow Chow Puppy, Black Female

LOST: Carignan, Qc - Chow Chow Puppy, Black Female
June 13- 2011

URGENT. Please share/ crosspost to anyone in the St. Hubert, Chambly, Carignan area

Small female chow, still with collar and...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet June 21st, 2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,804
Posted By MerlinsHope
I think everyone is right telling you that...

I think everyone is right telling you that microwaving is a big no, no. Emitting more smell and flavour won't impress your dog's taste buds. They can already smell the food. Their sense of smell is...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet May 5th, 2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,124
Posted By MerlinsHope
I guess this is where many raw enthusiasts don't...

I guess this is where many raw enthusiasts don't agree with you. Meat isn't "prepared"... it's just... meat. There IS nothing to prepare.

the top 10 reasons ( and there are more) NOT to feed your...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet April 28th, 2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By MerlinsHope
if your dog's poops are chalky, then indeed, he's...

if your dog's poops are chalky, then indeed, he's getting far too much bone.
instead of a leg, offer the thigh part perhaps, or add cubes of meat/fish. Poops should not be white, nor grey and...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet April 27th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By MerlinsHope
Calcium

If you're really not sure or comfortable with the amount of calcium your dog is getting, you can always crush up the eggshell of your boiled egg and mix it in with green tripe. That should solve...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet April 24th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By MerlinsHope
Howdy I don't know your fear of beef and...

Howdy

I don't know your fear of beef and pork, but you need to include those in your menu. You can just serve chicken. The broader and scopier your meat choices, the more likely you are to come...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet April 23rd, 2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By MerlinsHope
Again, what you need to remember is that if your...

Again, what you need to remember is that if your dog caught a squirrel, it would have two kidneys, only one liver and one heart. Same holds true of your dog caught a giraffe or a water buffalo, so...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet April 18th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,124
Posted By MerlinsHope
I find it interesting how people are still...

I find it interesting how people are still willing to rely on a commercial source of food, just in case they may not be doing things right... and that is probably one of the worse reasons to graviate...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet April 18th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By MerlinsHope
Hi All It's very great to constantly see new...

Hi All

It's very great to constantly see new raw enthusiasts make the 'switch'.

Amanda, we have put so many dogs on raw, I can't even begin to tell you, but I will tell you this. Hungry dogs...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet March 31st, 2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By MerlinsHope
You only need a very small amount of organ meats....

You only need a very small amount of organ meats. I've found that often people over feed them. Just imagine that no matter what size of animal your dog would have hunted down and caught, organs would...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet March 30th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By MerlinsHope
If she's very active like you say, then she...

If she's very active like you say, then she probably needs that and sometime later on, will level out.

|The one thing we've noticed with raw fed dogs is that their inner mass increases...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet March 29th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By MerlinsHope
For an 18 lb dog, just one small sardine could...

For an 18 lb dog, just one small sardine could consitute as a meal, so perhaps consider a quarter or half sardine.

1/2 lb of food a day is a bit on the high side for an 18 lb dog, if you notice...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet February 27th, 2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,132
Posted By MerlinsHope
Sorry. I guess it was not clear to me, but even...

Sorry. I guess it was not clear to me, but even though, meats have varying glycemic indexes and can influence behaviour.

Sorry to hear about the liver. Does your beef tend to be fattier than other...
Forum: Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet February 26th, 2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,132
Posted By MerlinsHope
I/m telling you that the problem you are having...

I/m telling you that the problem you are having is from sugar - not from the type of protein. there is probably more sugar in the beef flavoured food

You might consider testing this dog for...
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