Comments for Keep the Tail Wagging http://www.keepthetailwagging.com a blog about raw feeding, dog supplements, and raising littermates Fri, 22 May 2015 13:27:04 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on How I Treated Our Dog’s Partial Cruciate Tear by Elaine http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-i-treated-our-dogs-partial-cruciate-tear/#comment-23877 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:27:04 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=17054#comment-23877 Thanks so much Kimberly! I’m going to buy some today and make the paste. I’ve actually never used this spice before in my cooking, so it’s going to be a new taste adventure for me too! :)

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Comment on How I Treated Our Dog’s Partial Cruciate Tear by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-i-treated-our-dogs-partial-cruciate-tear/#comment-23876 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:19:22 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=17054#comment-23876 4 tablespoons/day – our dogs go 1 week on and 1 week off turmeric. This was recommended to me by someone.

I add the powder to their raw meals (as part of the mixture). It’s better to create a paste for dogs; here’s a video on how to make the paste: https://youtu.be/fmbTiKBL2MY

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Comment on Do Peanuts Pose a Choking Hazard for Dogs? by Elaine http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/do-peanuts-pose-a-choking-hazard-for-dogs/#comment-23875 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:18:22 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=16137#comment-23875 Very interesting fact about peanut butter! Luckily, I’ve never given Haley massive amounts of peanut butter, but anytime I’ve given her whole peanuts, they come out of the other end undigested, so I don’t give them to her anymore.

I wonder if there’s a link between an increase in dog cancer and the fact that so many people give their dogs peanut butter (in Kongs and etc.)

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Comment on How I Treated Our Dog’s Partial Cruciate Tear by Elaine http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-i-treated-our-dogs-partial-cruciate-tear/#comment-23874 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:12:06 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=17054#comment-23874 Thanks for the update on Sydney! Haley had a stretched ligament in her back right knee a few years ago and she still has some issues with it. The ligament tightened back up at one point, but on her last vet visit it was a little loose again. Our biggest problem is keeping her from playing too hard and controlling the zoomies. If she’s been pretty active on a particular day, she’ll limp a little later that night.

She’s on some supplements, but not on Turmeric yet. I’ve heard so many great things about it but was wondering how much to give her. She’s about 50 lbs.

Thanks Kimberly!

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Comment on How I Treated Our Dog’s Partial Cruciate Tear by Becky http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-i-treated-our-dogs-partial-cruciate-tear/#comment-23869 Fri, 22 May 2015 05:29:33 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=17054#comment-23869 Thanks, Kimberly! I definitely will let you know what my vet says. She’s a great holistic vet and I trust her opinion. The last few days I haven’t even seen the weird hitch in his gait so am thinking less and less of a cruciate issue as most dogs come up three legged lame or at least way more sore than my guy has been acting and he’s a big baby when it comes to pain lol! I did rest him for a week but he was about ready to explode so I am just watching how he exercises. We introduced fetch back and I am super careful that there is no jumping and minimize the fast stops as much as I can. He lives to fetch, so I am sure there will be injuries in our future. I just try to keep him on an excellent diet and I’ve upped his joint supplement from a basic one, glycoflex to a combo of a product called Joint Strong and Herbsmiths Sound Dog Viscosity. My biggest fears are luxating patellas, hip displaysia and cruciate ligaments tears. We are an active bunch and recovery from surgery would probably make us both go insane:-)

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Comment on Do Peanuts Pose a Choking Hazard for Dogs? by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/do-peanuts-pose-a-choking-hazard-for-dogs/#comment-23868 Fri, 22 May 2015 05:18:07 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=16137#comment-23868 Good to know. I’ll have to look for it. Our people co-op doesn’t carry food, but our grocery store now has a huge natural food section (with freezers and everything) so I’ll look for some there. Thanks, Pamela :)

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Comment on How I Treated Our Dog’s Partial Cruciate Tear by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-i-treated-our-dogs-partial-cruciate-tear/#comment-23867 Fri, 22 May 2015 05:17:16 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=17054#comment-23867 I get ours through our local co-op. I can’t recall the brand. It comes in zip locked baggies. I get our turmeric through them as well. I keep hearing about Ziwipeaks and need to check it out. Our local natural pet food store carries it.

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Comment on How I Treated Our Dog’s Partial Cruciate Tear by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-i-treated-our-dogs-partial-cruciate-tear/#comment-23866 Fri, 22 May 2015 05:15:30 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=17054#comment-23866 Thanks so much, Becky. Isn’t it the scariest thing ever? Because of Sydney’s experience and Rodrigo’s harsh joint pain 3 years ago, I’m very careful about the dogs. I want them to have fun, but sometimes they run and play so hard that I’m waiting for them to come up with a limp. Please come back and tell me what your veterinarian said. When Sydney had her partial, she would barely put weight on her leg. She still has rough days, but it’s more to do with that muscle not being as strong as her right side so now we’re working on that.

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Comment on How I Treated Our Dog’s Partial Cruciate Tear by Becky http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-i-treated-our-dogs-partial-cruciate-tear/#comment-23865 Fri, 22 May 2015 05:05:25 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=17054#comment-23865 First I wanted to say thanks for the great blog. I just subscribed but have been reading for awhile. Orthopedic injuries suck big time! I have a 1 and ahalf year old 22 pound rat terrier who plays way too hard at times. He loves fetch and his walks every day. A few weeks ago he got body slammed by a dog twice his size at the dog park. He got up and I checked him over and he acted as if nothing was wrong. He never did come up lame, but about 2 days later he had an almost imperceptible hitch in his gait at a trot. Not like a luxating patella as I am a dog walker and am very familiar with those, it is hard to describe though. He acts like it doesn’t bother him, he still tears around the house and wants to play, jumps on the bed ect. I even palpated his knees and they are tight, (I was a vet tech before getting out of the field). I thought about a partial tear in the cruciate ligament but I figured he’d be way more lame than he is. What he does isn’t even a limp. He goes to the vet next Thursday so hopefully she can palpated and confirm nothing is wrong. Maybe a muscle strain and acupuncture might help. Who knows? He’s on a partial raw diet with a high quality kibble. He also gets joints supplements, green juju, goats milk ect. I’ve learned a lot from your blog though! We’ve got our allergies under control and I’m debating going full raw. Keep up the posts and thanks!

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Comment on How I Treated Our Dog’s Partial Cruciate Tear by Barbara Rivers http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/how-i-treated-our-dogs-partial-cruciate-tear/#comment-23863 Fri, 22 May 2015 02:27:27 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=17054#comment-23863 Thankfully, our pups haven’t experienced (partial) cruciate tears ~ I’m glad to read that Sydney is doing so much better! Healthy nutrition & daily, breed-specific exercise really are key to healthy, balanced pups.
We also add (organic) turmeric to every doggie meal. The pups had green lipped mussel when they ate Ziwipeak (air-dried dog food from New Zealand) a few years ago. Where do you get your green lipped mussel powder?

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