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  1. The Daily Newspaper: Other animal smells and marking points where the wildlife leave their "calling" cards to say who has passed this way !
  2. I love my girls, but "5" is just missing that 1 to 1 relationship that you can have with only 1 dog. We have to give them all a share of ourselves and they give back as much as they possibly can, (we can't sit and cuddle 24hrs a day ) but we do have some fantastic walks on the Downs, the dogs stay close and read the news papers that others have left behind from earlier.(foxes, badgers, rabbits, etc. ) We try to be as fair as possible without any favourites. BUT !! Oh how I miss that 1 to 1 relationship ! At this moment there are 5 digs all sitting around my feet stinking the house out. They stole a load of fatty meat that I was going to put out for the rooks. Every few minutes there is a warn stench that rises from someone's bottom . Aah Bliss !!!!!
  3. A swollen tummy could be related to a tummy full of worms. It can also be related to a poor quality food that the tummy is having difficulty digesting. Try to feed grain free products, it is these grains that our pets systems have trouble digesting properly ( rice) is also a grain. A raw chicken wing 2 to 3 times a week would be beneficial for her too, it will have loads of good quality nutrients and essential calcium for her. They are also very good for cleaning teeth and keeping the gums healthy. Milk will be of no benefit for your puppy it may now even cause an upset tummy. Just stick with a good quality solid food. No dry kibble is fine! I start my puppies with raw bones at 5 weeks, so your Daisy will be fine.
  4. Hard poo is fine and is good for the anal glands, (it help's express them ! ) As long as Daisy is pooing each day 1 to 2 times I would not worry, it is perfectly normal if a raw fed dog does hard poo's (small and like torpedos' ) ! The last thing you would want to encourage is very soft poo or the "runs"! Enjoy your new puppy
  5. Aaah, what a couple of softees !!
  6. If we ever get a puppy that is too excitable with the others, I allow the "elders" to sort the puppy out and give the older dog re assurance that it was ok for them to do that. The youngster gets the word NO! and pushed away, the elder gets a gentle stroke. However, we do not encourage any of the girls to be "bossy" with others or even amongst themselves.
  7. Equafleece; when out after a wet days shooting and after being showered down to wash out the mud! Dogs remain warm, and dry quickly too.
  8. Just a pair of middle aged girls who enjoyed each others company !! The upside down one was put to sleep 2 years ago with major heart failure ( I wonder why, hmmm ! ), other one sitting beside me now almost 12years old. I have the picture as a video clip "in action" but too big to send.
  9. Was she spayed at an early age ? maybe she is confused and without her hormones is not developing as she would had she had her first season ! However I will try to attach a picture of 2 mature girls, neither of them were in season or even due at the time, it was a regular behaviour between the two of them ! I'm sure Gypsysmum2 or joanneF will be along soon to help you and answer your question
  10. It was such a load of one sided crap, there was no reasonable open discussion,.I switched channels after about 10 minutes !
  11. You can buy this in 1lb blocks (minced ) most good pet stores with freezers sell it. This could be thawed outside in a Tupperware type container and also feed the meal outside (the pet store frozen blocks are not as smelly as some of the "wet" tripe that you can get.) There is probably a lot of the good juices squeezed from these blocks but they are much better than nothing! I would feed 1 whole meal of tripe at some time during the day and other feeds use your kibble, probably 1/2 block = 1/2lb Where do you live, we have a good wet supplier near to us.
  12. Would you mind if I butt in here and suggest something quiet different and very "Smelly" yet very nutritious with pro biotic values. I am a raw feeder and have fed many different types of raw meat to my dogs over 35 years or more. ( We never have poo problems ! ) You have obviously had tummy problems for a long while, would you be able, or prepared to try something very natural but very smelly; Wet Green Tripe. You could include this along side your Millies Wolfheart. I would suggest their 50/50 until you get things settled. RAW GREEN TRIPE. Raw green tripe offers beneficial bacteria and enzymes. I has a desirable Calcium; phosphorous ratio of 1.1. Green tripe's pH is acidic, the protein is 15.1% and the fat is 11.7%. It also has the correct proportions of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. One of the best constituents of raw green tripe is lactobacillus acidophilus. This is one of the intestinal bacteria that keep unwanted bacteria such as e-coli, salmonella, and listeria from overpopulating and causing health problems. A balance of micro flora in the gut is extremely important to maintaining good health. These pro biotics help keep the animals immune system in top shape . Digestive enzymes; The enzymes that help the ruminant digest its meal will give the pet the same benefit. Dogs and cats do not naturally produce amylase, so the nutrients present in vegetative matter are not readily available to them. Raw green tripe contains these digestive enzymes. It contains the following vitamins and minerals along with other naturally occurring goodness; Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic, Acid, Choline, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium. If you consider this too smelly could you include a raw chicken wing each day to daily rations.
  13. That's fantastic, keep up the good work. Thank you for the good news update. Best wishes.
  14. Unfortunately Dentabone is made from very poor quality products which should also be included as part of your chap's daily feeding rations. I would never suggest using these types of product. The best product for your puppies teeth and gums would be some raw bones, these are very nutritional and help keep teeth and gums in good condition ! I start my puppies on chicken bones at 5 to 6 weeks of age, they are perfectly safe but they must never be cooked ! Without actually being able to see the baby teeth it is very difficult to make any comment. I doubt if they will affect the new teeth but I am not a dentist! Can you give him other things to destroy that do not need pulling; cardboard boxes, empty plastic milk bottles, I find that puppies love to destroy these and they are easy to replace for the next destruction. Just needs sweeping up and throwing away each time. What type of breed is he ? Are we able to see some pictures please. Baby teeth start falling out at about 16 weeks, this starts with the upper and lower front teeth, other teeth take longer to change as they have to fit a jaw that will have reached its full size, (they will not be changed again ) Reply of no help !! sorry it's the best I can do. !!
  15. Thank you Debbie1123