Sunday, November 13, 2016

NOV 13 2016
I HAD AN EMAIL FROM SOMEONE BUYING A DANE PUP-- AND ASKING QUESTIONS... ACTUALLY ASKING  FOR OPINIONS... AND THERE IS  NO ONE MORE OPINIONATED THAN ME !!!

ONE OF MY BIGGEST SUGGESTIONS IS.... RELAX... AND STOP READING BOOKS... READ YOUR DOG'S ACTIONS

I AM WAITING FOR THE DONKEY TO GO IN LABOR--- SO I WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS...AT LEGNTH...

DOG FOOD IS   LIKE A RELIGION TO ALOT OF PEOPLE- I LISTEN TO VERY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE SAY  WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE EXTREMELY  STRANGE THINGS ABOUT FOOD-- FROM "I ONLY FEED RAW CHICKEN NECKS" TO  "IF YOU FEED THIS BRAND  YOUR DOG WILL NOT HAVE HIP DYSPLASIA"-- WHICH --AS FAR AS I KNOW-- IS A GENETIC HIP PROBLEM... PEOPLE GET NUTTY..

WHAT DO I FEED?  PURINA PRO PLAN-- 

IT IS MY CHOICE WHEN I HAD TO BUY IT----I ACTUALLY BOUGHT IT FOR YEARS BUT NOW THEY DONATE IT...
SO I AM 30 YEARS INTO FEEDING IT- AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME IT IS TERRIBLE AND I SHOUD FEED SOME CRUSHED UP SEAWEED OR SOMETHING.-- PURINA IS A BIG OUTFIT--- WITH ALOT OF SOLID RESEARCH- IF THERE WAS A BETTER DOG FOOD I AM SURE THEY WOULD MAKE IT- AND JUST CHARGE MORE FOR IT..  ONE OTHER REASON I FEED PURINA... IS MOST-- WELL ALOT--- OF THE OTHER BRANDS ARE MADE BY WHAT USED TO BE CALLED DIAMOND MANUFACTURING- I DON'T  KNOW WITH LEGAL CERTANTY, BUT AFTER COSTCO'S KIRKLAND HAD A SALMONELLA RECALL FROM A PIECE OF DUCT TAPE IN THE DIAMOND  MACHINERY....THE DOG FOOD REMAINED THE SAME ONLY DIAMOND WAS NO LONGER ON THE LABEL.   THERE IS SOOOOO  MUCH MADE BY DIAMOND, I DON'T KONW WHAT COMPANY COULD HAVE TAKEN OVER. --- 
HOWEVER...PURINA, GOOD BAD OR INDIFFERENT, DOES IT'S OWN MFG .. I THINK...
RECALS CAN HAPPEN TO ANY COMPANY... BUT PURINA HAS SUCH A HUGE DELIVERY SYSTEM IAM POSITIVE THERE IS NO CASE OF 12 YEAR OLD FOOD IN THE BACK OF SOME WAREHOUSE.

ADDITIVES???---MAYBE A YOUNG PUP - OR PREGNANT...- I WOULD GIVE THEM A ONE A DAY VITAMIN-- PET TABS... I DON'T GO FOR LARGE DOSES OF ANYTHING- WHICH I AM AFRAID  OF UNLESS PERSCRIBED BY GEORGE (DVM-- OLD TYPE) AND AS YET HE HAS NEVER SUGGESTED AN OVERLOAD OF ANYTHING-- VITAMIIN C OR OTHERWISE...  FOR ME OR THE DOGS.

YOUNG PUPS GET WORMED EVER ?2 WEEKS WITH A GENERIC ROUND WORMER- AND THEN WE GO TO EVERY 3 MONTHS  "ALL WORMER" WHICH HAS NOT BEEN SOLD INTHE US YET-- BUT IS AVAILABLE FROM AUSTRAILAI  PETSMEGASTORE.COM-- AT A SERVICE DOG CONFERENCE THE TRAINER FROM THERE PUT US ON TO THAT...WHICH HAS ALLTHE SAME  MEDS AS HERE-- BUT CHEAPER.. BIG TIME.

I KNOW IF I SAY ANYTHING MORE ABOUT FEEDING A DANE SOMEONE IS GOING TO TELL ME "IF I FED RAW CHICKEN NECKS I WOULD N'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM......"  I MAY FEED MY DANES PROPLAN-- BUT THIS IS A FARM---- THEY SOMETIMES SNACK ON PIECES OF WATER BOTTLES, HORSE MANURE, SMALL ROCKS, BITS OF FIREWOOD AND SOCKS.  PLUS THEY DRINK OUT OF OUR POND-- WHICH I AM SURE IS CONTAMINATED WITH GIARDIA COMPLIMENTS OF THE CANADIAN GEESE... AT WHICH POINT IT  IS NECESSARY TO DEAL WITH LOOSE STOOL/ DIARRHEA. I DON'T WANT TO BE ACCUSED OF BEING A VET WITHOUT A LICENSE... BUT IF YOU ARE AROUND GROUND WATER.... YOU WILL   LEARN ABOUT  THINGS LIKE FLAGYL FROM YOUR VET (  HAVE HIM/HER GIVE YOU  A BIG BOTTLE FOR FUTURE USE...) IMMODIUM... AND IN BAD CASES  A PINCH OF TYLAN FOR A WHILE.
THE REALLY OLD VET-- 85 YEAR OLD CONNIE --  USED TO SAY- THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH A DOG'S GUT THAT WAS NOT CURED BY STRING BEANS AND BUTTERMILK.----NOT HAVING A SUPPLY OF BUTTERMILK, I DO KEEP PURINA'S  FORTIFLORA POWDER AROUND--
FEEDING YOUGURT REQUIRES UNDERSTANDING HT EPRODUCTION OF THAT TYPE-- SOME PASTURIZATION KILLS TEH  WHATEVER YOU ARE RYING TO FEED... I AM TOLD.
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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE---AS I SAID.. ASK ME FOR AN OPINION  -- YOU GET  IT....

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN  A VETERNARIAN  IS DEFINITELY NEEDED... THEY GO TO SCHOOL FOR 8 YEARS-- THEY MUST LEARN SOMETHING ( GEORGE WILL KILL ME....)--- BLOAT-- WHICH IS NOT AN EVERYDAY THING, BUT IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY NEEDING ATTENTION  WITHIN AN HOUR... SO  YOU SHOULD KNOW YOUR VET.
HAVING SAID THAT.....IT IS MY OPINION THAT ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IS ACTUALLY MOTHER NATURE WELL DISGUISED BY  BUSINESSES...  SOME THINGS.... ALOT OF THINGS... GET BETTER WITH TIME... AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE GETS THE CREDIT...( MY HUSBAND WAS AN MD.... AND HE ADMITTED THAT MANY TIMES--  I GIVE THEM SOMETHING AND LETS SEE IF MOTHER NATURE CURES IT)
 VETERNARIANS ARE RUNNING A BUSINESS-- THEY AHVE TO -- IT IS NOT A BAD THING-  YOU NEED THEM TO BE THERE  IF YOU HAVE A NEED FOR SURGERY-- AND  I DON'T LIKE TO  ADMIT-- OFTEN GEORGE(DVM) IS RIGHT - HOWEVER WITH 50+ DANES - WE DON'T RUN  TOO OFTEN...AND HAVE RULES LIKE   ?IS THE BLOOD SPURTING?   AND  "IF THEY CAN LICK IT, THEY CAN FIX  EVEN SEMI - LARGE HOLES WITHOUT STITCHES."    AND A BIGGEST " IF WE RUN THAT TEST, IS IT GOING TO CHANGE THE  TREATMENT OR OUTCOME?"  FOR EXAMPLE... ? RUN A  $20 TEST FOR ROUNDWORMS IN A PUPPY?  YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME -- WHEN 99.4% OF ALL PUPS HAVE THEM... AND TEH MED FOR THAT IS OVER THE COUNTER FOR $1.63....-- OR A 13 YEAR OLD DOG - GOING DOWN HILL- WITH A LARGE LUMP SOMEWHERE--- THINK... WE GIVE THEM A HAPPY LIFE AND WHEN IT IS OVER , IT IS OVER.  LET THEM SLEEP..... DO NOT MORTGAGE THE  HOUSE DOING TESTS, VERY INVASIVE BIOPSY'S TO AVOID THE INEVITABLE.   YOU WILL HOPEFULLY  FIND THERE IS A YOUNG PUP SOMEWHERE NEEDING YOU.
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 A GREAT DANE IS BORN TRAINED-- JUST DON'T WRECK THEM-- WE TRY NEVER TO USE OUR MUSCLES TO CONTROL THEM BECAUSE EVENTUALLY THAT IS NOT GOING TO WORK ANYWAY..  TAKE THAT EVTRA SECOND IT TAKE S NOT TO GRAB THEM AND DRAG THEM AWAY FROM SNIFFFING THE VISITOR IN YOUR HOUSE-- SAY NO  OR  WAIT... AND A 2 FINGER SNAP OVER THE NOSE AT THE RIGHT MOMENT  WOULD BE BETTER----- TO PREPARE FOR THAT... CONSTANTLY USE WAIT-- THEN OK... TO STOP THEM AT DOORWAYS, JUMPING INTO AND OUT OF THE CAR... EATING FOOD...  PLAN AHEAD... AND NEVER A TIGHT LEASH...NEVER... IT IS A HUMAN TENDANCY TO HANG ON  WHEN YOU WANT THE DOG TO THINK..." I MUST STAND HERE..  OR WALK QUIETLY...." USE THE LEASH SNAP  TO TELL THEM TO BEHAVE ... AND VERY QUICKLY RELEASE IT AND LET THEM THINK ABOUT IT.
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HOW DO YOU FIND MAIL CALL??? ... AND  THE DAILY DOGGIE???-- WHICH IS NOW WHAT THIS WILL BE....
EVERY NORNING I WRITE THIS DAILY DOGGIE-- SOMETIMES TRAINING.. SOMETIMES WHATEVER KEPT ME AWAKE AT NIGHT.. SOMETIMES PURE JUNQUE... BUT PEOPLE DO READ IT----  GO TO OUR WEB--   SERVICE DOG PROJECT.ORG AND  IN THE TOP LINE  THERE IS THE DD... AND FOR  MAILCALL.... ONTHE LEFT ON THE HOME PAGE IS A LINK TO EXPLORE.ORG..
IF YO CLICK ON THAT PUPPY ROOM ETC  YOU WILL/SHOULD  GET 5 PICTURES OF AROUND THE FARM- AND CURENTLY A DONKEY ABOUT TO FOAL??? WE THINK????-- UNDER THOSE FIVE PICTURES-- SCROLL DOWN-- ARE THUMBNAILS OFEACHCAMERA.. AND BIRDS ELEPHANTS  BATS AND BEARS... ALL COMMERCIAL FREE...  BENEATH THAT  ARE COMMENTS FROM A HUGE COMMUNITY OF  "CAMERA PEOPLE"  ( AKA  CP'S)  WHO WILL GIVE YOU ALOT OF INFORMATION DAY AND NIGHT... FROM AROUND THE WORLD...  VERY COMMICAL BUNCH-- AND IT IS FROM   THERE THT WE READ COMMENTS FOR MAIL CALL...

AS I AM STILL WAITING... I AM TOLD SOMEONE IS UPSET ABOUT GRACE TAKING ARIOT OUT IN A VEST...
don't you love it !!     some people just don't have enough to do..

YOU KNOW IF I FOLLOWED THE  CONVENTIONAL WISDOM BIT... THERE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ANY DANE SERVICE DOGS -- OR SDP--- I... WE... MUST BE ALLOWED A LITTLE FREEDOM OF EXPERIMENTING WITH THESE DANES.  AND ANYONE WHO WOULD DO IT OTHERWISE  IS CERTAINLY WELCOME TO START THIER OWN   SERVICE DOG TRAINING FACILITY....  WHEN YOU DO BECOME ACCREDITED   ... I MIGHT  LISTEN... OTHERWISE IT IS JUST INTERNET NOISE.

riot is not the dog i would have chosen for grace, but she works well
and has a valid job to do..
if anyone has any questions that i am allowed to answer
i will be happy to do so.

it is like WHAT  deaf people run into so often when they have some tiny jack russel
on  leash that is trained to alert to noises..
."that is no seeing eye dog" which may be all they know...
certainly  riot is a strange service dog- that i would not have chosen...
but she  is solving a problem- my only concern is that she behave in public
which she does-- i have never seen any problem with her in that regard...
so if you are worried about your allergies and don't think grace 
should have a dog, go buy some kleenex and get over it.

by all means let me know if you should see any dog of ours  that is not behaving..
that would be valuable information to me....
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FYI...  FINALLY A MATH PERSON WHO CAN SPELL TOO.

asymptotic  a line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance.

3 comments:

  1. You made a comment about giving Pet Tabs just to pups or when PREGNANT, I thought you give the adult dogs a pet tab everyday? am i wrong? I also thought that they get enough vitamins, etc in their food....also you give them I believe an antacid everyday? is this a dane thing? or just a precaution if they have stomach issues?

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  2. Nancy S - I don't think Carlene reads these comments so I'll respond based on what I've read on this site: they give a Tums for calcium because the dogs would normally get calcium from eating bones which they generally aren't eating.

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  3. but dont they get that in their food? or do danes require more? i know what is for, but always thought they get all they need in their food

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