Comments for Keep the Tail Wagging | Raising Dogs Naturally http://www.keepthetailwagging.com raising littermates, raw dog food, healthy dog treats, natural supplements, and pet safe products Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:22:45 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on How to Stay Dry When Bathing 4 Dogs by Kelley http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-to-stay-dry-when-bathing-4-dogs/#comment-21354 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:22:45 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13855#comment-21354 The best thing I ever did for bathing dogs is a grooming table and forced air dryer. I paid about $200 for both. (Smaller dogs can use smaller/cheaper tables.) Amazon gave me free shipping too!

I bathe Jedi on the table. It saves my back and the water runs straight off — no more standing in soapy water. And no more cleaning the bathroom afterwards! We live in Florida, so I can bathe him in the yard pretty much year round with a hose and adjustable spray nozzle (I run the hose through the window from the kitchen faucet if I need warmer water.)

I dry Jedi right on the table. The forced air dryer gets all the way to the skin. I can have my double-coated German shepherd dry in less than 30 minutes. The dryer blows out all the loose hairs too, so there is less shedding. And he is left soft and beautiful afterwards.
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Comment on Podcasts, Trolls, Leash Laws, and a Dog Named Oliver @ARIYNBF by Kelley http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/podcasts-trolls-leash-laws-and-a-dog-named-oliver-ariynbf/#comment-21352 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:43:25 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=14021#comment-21352 I give the “Why you should have your dog on a leash” speech daily, usually accompanied by a $50 citation. I hear all the excuses. But the truth of it is: It’s the law. The residents of this community decided that this is the way it will be.
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Comment on Natural Dog Shampoo Created by a Holistic Vet by Mason Canyon http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/natural-dog-shampoo-created-by-a-holistic-vet/#comment-21350 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:44 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=12021#comment-21350 I didn’t know that about oatmeal shampoo. I’ve just always thought it was soothing too. Bath time at our house is no fun for us either. So far all 3 of our gang enjoy the water, but they want to play instead of get a bath.
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Comment on Dogs Love Salmon, Sweet Potato and Coconut #PetBloggerMonth by Cathy Bennett http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/dogs-love-salmon-sweet-potato-and-coconut-petbloggermonth/#comment-21349 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:10:34 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13969#comment-21349 This seems simple enough and it has all the things that Harley loves to eat – thanks I will try it!
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Comment on Simple Ways You Can Help a Dog Find a Forever Family by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/simple-ways-you-can-help-a-dog-find-a-forever-family/#comment-21348 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:11:51 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=14112#comment-21348 That’s a really great idea. I can do that! I’ll still want to bring the dog home, but at least it’s a start :)
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Comment on Simple Ways You Can Help a Dog Find a Forever Family by Lindsay http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/simple-ways-you-can-help-a-dog-find-a-forever-family/#comment-21347 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:08:38 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=14112#comment-21347 Ugh, I always want to do more. I’m almost obsessed with helping shelter/rescue dogs, so I have to make sure to set limits for myself.

Time is always an issue for me too, but one thing I like to do is volunteer to handle a dog at an off-site adoption event. In my area, the rescues have adoption events at places like Petco on the weekends, so it’s easy to just show up and hang out with the dog for an hour or two (assuming you have the time). This isn’t something I do every weekend but rather every couple of months.
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Comment on Changes That Helped Our Dog with Digestive Issues by Tina B http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/changes-that-helped-our-dog-with-digestive-issues/#comment-21346 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:51 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13878#comment-21346 My dogs eat approximately 1.5 pounds of food a day…Major gets a bit more to compensate for his crazy digestive system.

I feed 8 oz of ground mix in the morning (12 oz for Major)…and 16 oz of RMB’s and organ meat in the evening (same for Major). Of those 16 oz…2 oz (1/4 cup) is fresh green tripe. They all seem to do pretty well with that amount…I’ve never fed an entire meal of tripe, I’d be afraid Major might not do so well (I could be over-reacting, tho’.) I’m used to the smell of tripe now, but I had to designate a heavy duty Tupperware bowl to keep the smell from spreading thru the dogs’ mini fridge. I bleach/wash the bowl every couple of days…but the smell is permanently in the plastic. Bleck!

PS I don’t remember if I mentioned it before, but when Major was at the vet for a check up a couple of months back…I noticed he weighed the exact same amount as the year prior, I’d swear he’d gained some weight (he needed to). When the vet came in the room, she immediately noticed Major’s appearance…she rubbed her hand down his back and said she could no longer see he spine. Another example of why I should ignore the numbers on the scale and continue with my “rib” testing when it comes to my dogs’ fitness. Anyhow…it seems he’s been able to utilize his food better since switching to raw…I just wish I would have thought of making the switch sooner.

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Comment on Changes That Helped Our Dog with Digestive Issues by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/changes-that-helped-our-dog-with-digestive-issues/#comment-21345 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:58:57 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13878#comment-21345 Isn’t it amazing the trouble dogs have with these ingredients, but they’re in many of the food and treats?
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Comment on Changes That Helped Our Dog with Digestive Issues by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/changes-that-helped-our-dog-with-digestive-issues/#comment-21344 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:58:29 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13878#comment-21344 Since I created my raw group, I’m meeting so many people who have dogs with severe allergies and I’m lucky that Rodrigo just had that rash that never came back and a mildly sensitive stomach as compared to others. Very lucky.
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Comment on Dogs Love Salmon, Sweet Potato and Coconut #PetBloggerMonth by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/dogs-love-salmon-sweet-potato-and-coconut-petbloggermonth/#comment-21343 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:57:14 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13969#comment-21343 Rodrigo loves pumpkin, but the other three aren’t fans and eat around it if I add it to their food. But they love the pumpkin treats. Go figure.
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