Comments for Keep the Tail Wagging http://www.keepthetailwagging.com a blog about raw feeding, dog supplements, and raising littermates Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:16:47 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Dog Food is Quality and Affordable by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/rachael-ray-nutrish-zero-grain-dog-food-quality-affordable/#comment-23074 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:16:47 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=9882#comment-23074 So so sorry, Michele. It’s truly sad that a food can have such a negative impact on a dog :( Poor pup.
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Comment on 9 Reasons You Should Get Pet Insurance Today by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/9-reasons-you-should-get-pet-insurance-today/#comment-23073 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:16:08 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=14321#comment-23073 Thanks so much for sharing an alternative POV, Ian; and the link to the post. I appreciate it.
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Comment on Bee Stings in Dogs | I Lost My Sh*t When My Dog Was Stung By a Bee by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/bee-stings-in-dogs/#comment-23072 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:15:35 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=5356#comment-23072 Thanks so much for sharing this story. I had no idea that the epipens cost so much.
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Comment on Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Dog Food is Quality and Affordable by Michele http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/rachael-ray-nutrish-zero-grain-dog-food-quality-affordable/#comment-23071 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:51:05 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=9882#comment-23071 I recently picked up a bag of this for my 5 yr old newfie/retriever mix, who is currently at the vet due to a drastic change in behavior and health (this was the ONLY change). He has a few hot spots – he’s never had allergies up to this point. He had taken to hiding in our shower stall for this entire week unless he goes outside to potty – he is normally a social and very energetic dog. I was really hoping this would be a good food for him, but definitely not an acceptable fit for our guy. As sad as it is, I’m glad I am not the only one duped into thinking this was a great choice.

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Comment on 9 Reasons You Should Get Pet Insurance Today by Ian Juniper http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/9-reasons-you-should-get-pet-insurance-today/#comment-23070 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:48:16 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=14321#comment-23070 Just wanted to offer a slightly different perspective on this one, mainly as it’s one of the key aspects of dog ownership I’m really focused on. I spent 10 years working in the insurance industry, so have a fairly healthy understanding or risk. I don’t try and persuade anyone either way with insurance, I think making an informed choice is key on this.

I have two pure bred dogs, and two ‘common moggy’ cats. I choose to self insure for a few reasons. Mainly in that our insurer hiked our premiums after year one of our oldest dog, despite only 1 minor claim. They also reduced our excess amounts and our maximum cover. However, in the UK at least, there have been a couple of examples of insurers pulling out of the market and leaving customers stranded at renewal time.

In the UK at least, there is no such thing as a ‘covered for life’ policy. insurers will cover a condition for the remainder of a dogs life, but the policy is renewed every year. This means the insurer can increase premiums at will.

Ultimately, I like to know that I am not reliant on a 3rd party when it comes to paying for my dog’s health.

Ultimately it comes down to your appetite for risk and means to fund. Out of interest, I have written an article publishing my complete vet costs for all of my animals for the last 6 years.
How much does it cost to own a dog?

Hope you don’t mind me posting that up? Please delete if not cool.
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Comment on Bee Stings in Dogs | I Lost My Sh*t When My Dog Was Stung By a Bee by Sherri http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/bee-stings-in-dogs/#comment-23069 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:41:25 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=5356#comment-23069 My dog, Barney, was stung on his paw by a rogue, dying bee squirreling around on the sidewalk. We saw it happen, saw him try to shake it off, then I held him as my husband pulled out the stinger. He limped for a couple steps, then started walking normally. Suddenly, he stopped, threw up incredibly copius amount of stomach contents (it looked like a far bigger amount than could have fit in his stomach). Then he laid down and passed out. At 20 pounds and nearly a mile from home, I was lucky that my husband and I were both there. My husband picked him up (dead weight) while I called our vet who told us to get him there immediately. We ran as best we could, all the while calling Barney’s name. Sometimes, when we said his name, his eyes would open and roll back in his head. When we got to the car, we opened the windows to give him plenty of air and held him cradled like a baby. We blew on his face and sang familiar songs. We spoke his name often. Maybe five minutes later he opened his eyes and started panting profusely. He knew his name. His tongue and gums were blue. Our trip to the vet through Los Angeles traffic took a long time, maybe 20 minutes plus the time it took us to run the mile home to the car. The vet met us in the driveway and immediately began treatment for anaphylaxis. Barney came out of it and regained his color but he had to go to the hospital for overnight observation, as well as continue a Benadryl treatment after the epinephrine IV. Now we carry epipen jr’s because we were warned that each successive bee sting is more grievous than the one before. It was a miracle Barney made it, waiting so long for treatment. From now on epipens buy us time in the event of another sting. The epipen must be replaced every year and cost nearly $500 for a 2-pack. We have no insurance for our dog because he was diagnosed as epileptic at a young age (before age 2) and the cost was prohibitive with this pre-existing condition, plus only the most basic coverage could be obtained. If anyone knows a way to decrease our financial burden of epipen replacement, please let me know. I hope we never need to use one, but we can’t risk not having them.

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Comment on A Few Things You Should Know About Raising Littermate Puppies by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/a-few-things-you-should-know-about-raising-littermate-puppies/#comment-23067 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:51:49 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=9247#comment-23067 Thanks for sharing your story. Sounds like you’re doing a great job.
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Comment on A Few Things You Should Know About Raising Littermate Puppies by Nathan http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/a-few-things-you-should-know-about-raising-littermate-puppies/#comment-23066 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:35:33 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=9247#comment-23066 Like the other people who have made comments I’m so happy to have found your blog. Like everyone else reading the information on the net is all negative.

We have just gotten 2 rottie puppies( turned 9 weeks yesterday) and Have had them for a week.

They love playing together but also love there time apart exploring the section.
We have them in separate crates at night near each other. The boy max moans a bit going in them falls sleep in 5 minutes. Where as Lola moans a lot but settles down when my wife lays next to the crate and curls u and goes to sleep in about 10 minutes.

We both go back to work in a weeks time so they will be left alone until lunch when a friend can come Let them out and feed and play with them.

We have them enrolled in puppy pre school in April and then will get a trainer to help us out.

We play with them separately one inside one outside and they don’t seem to miss the other.

Had there first ver visit yesterday and took them at different times and neither one seem fussed being away from the other then either.

We love watching them interact with each other and Lola seems to be the more dominate one.

Look forward to hearing more about you furry babies and the other people on here to. Be good to know if anyone knows of 2 rottie siblings being raises together and how it’s worked out.

Thanks.

Nathan and Bridgette.

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Comment on 9 Reasons You Should Get Pet Insurance Today by Delores Lyon http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/9-reasons-you-should-get-pet-insurance-today/#comment-23065 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:20:51 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=14321#comment-23065 Thanks for sharing this! It really does make sense to have good pet insurance, especially if you think your dog is at risk for certain diseases. And if you’re not sure, you should definitely consult a veterinarian. They’ll be able to tell you what certain breeds of dogs are susceptible to.

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Comment on Which Canned Green Beef Tripe Should I Buy? by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/which-canned-green-beef-tripe-should-i-buy/#comment-23064 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:25:26 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13247#comment-23064 We get our fresh green tripe through our raw food co-op now. It comes frozen in 2 pound chubs and I love it. I also buy Tripett and PetKind products, because it’s nice to have something on hand when I haven’t thawed a chub for our dogs (which reminds me, I need to take 2 chubs out of the freezer).

The carrageenan gum was a concern for me too so I contacted PetKind and learned that there’s actually more in the ice cream humans eat than the canned products they product. The Tripett cans are 99% green tripe; the PetKind cans that don’t have carrageenan are 70% green tripe. I purchase both for variety.

It’s so good that you know what works for your dog and what doesn’t and it’s great to have a fresh source; so many don’t or don’t like the fresh stuff. The smell doesn’t bother me anymore.

Thanks for stopping by!
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