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John April 16, 2014 at 02:37 pm
That explains why my dog has such bad gas.
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC April 17, 2014 at 02:49 pm
The above toxins and bacteria found cause much more grave effects than gas… serious illness,Read More even death… If the gas something that's out of the norm, it's best to make an appt to see the vet… could be parasites, IBD, food allergies, etc. If it's typical, could be a variety of contributing factors such as eating too fast, mouth-breathing, ingredients in food, especially lactose (dairy products) and some given excessive amounts of veggies have bad gas.. and, again, food allergies, GI issues, etc. Any new food should be introduced slowly. Is doggie's poop norm? Belly hard/distended/soft? Eating/activity level norm? Grains and dairy are not easily digested by dogs.. some cannot tolerate it at all and get extremely ill… diarrhea, (sp?) vomiting, (secondary issues as a result of that) allergies, ear infections, gas in many. Too much veggies for some dogs may also cause gas. Foundation to a healthy dog is their food… feed high-quality ingredients... meat protein, not plant-based, low carb, if any (depending on age and activity level) absent of fillers and grains, and he should do really well. "premium" "natural" "well-balance" do NOT mean quality ingredients… need to read the label and know what should be in the food and what should not and choose the food according.
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC April 9, 2014 at 03:05 pm
John, although I'd rather see every animal living indoors and kept indoors, unless on a leash, it'sRead More not sad at all. They are feral cat colonies, meticulously cared for by volunteer non-profit rescue groups or independent volunteers. All cats are spayed/neutered to prevent any further population of homeless cats; every cat is vaccinated; every cat receives medical care if and whenever necessary, and, of course, food, water, and shelter! Colonies are very closely monitored and visited at least 2x a day typically. That is What TNR is.. Trap, Neuter, Return to managed colonies. What's sad is many local families that are not spaying/neutering causing homeless cats on the streets left to fend for themselves, absent of being vetted... many abandoning their pets on the streets, surrendering them to shelters, not providing appropriate care, and allowing them to roam outside risking their lives! That's what sad!!! But this is not the Subject matter... So start a conversation about if of you so choose. Kim Freeman helps locate missing cats... And I will be posting her latest success story shortly!
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC April 9, 2014 at 03:07 pm
I'd feed you to them, Hugh, if you weren't toxic and poison them! Further comments will be deleted,Read More as always, without response!
John April 10, 2014 at 05:04 am
Well Lori, I know when I saw one particular colony of cats down the shore there where kittens andRead More one cat looked very uncomfortable with its fur being so thick. Also, a man there told me how all the cats were taken and neutered but that other strays will join the colony and the next thing you know more kittens. Part of my point being that I feel some cats , especially males, will join up.with a cat colony givin the opportunity and that anyone missing a cat should try and find out where a possible cat commune might be. Now all that being said, should someone find their cat living in colony is there a chance that their cat may have crossed over to the feral.side ? If so what then ?
John March 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm
I have to admit it's not uncommon to see overweight animals (mostly cats and dogs) . I sometimesRead More wonder if the owners are medicating their pets with food as an extension of feeding their own anxiety.
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC March 27, 2014 at 12:27 am
Very true, in many instances, in conjunction with lack of exercise. Taking a dog out for a poop andRead More pee and few sniffs is not exercise. But, sadly, it's also the lack of understanding and or no knowledge at all as to species-appropriate diets, ingredients, methods of processing, origins of ingredients, and the like. The absence of regulations and greed of big food manufacturers mass produce at the cheapest cost and advertise as if it's the healthiest premium food… but pets are actually eating dead, diseased, dying, disabled animals… check out what rendering plants are! Add to that wheat, undigestible grains, many high-caloric fillers absent of any nutrients, doing more harm than good, processed the quickest way, with nothing in mind except the least expensive way and longevity = preservatives, chemicals, whatever waste is unfit for human consumption is included. No reason to question why so many furry babies have GI upset, food allergies, skin conditions, ear infections, renal disease, obesity, diabetes, and a plethora of many other secondary conditions as a result of the poisons they are fed. Then you have those pet parents whom are enlightened, and the most beautiful transition occurs… pets eat themselves healthy!!!! Yes, sick pets can eat themselves healthy!
John March 27, 2014 at 09:34 am
You are what you eat or as they say in Jersey ," you are whutcho eat" ! Same for cats andRead More dogs
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