Comments for Keep the Tail Wagging by Raising Dogs Naturally http://www.keepthetailwagging.com a blog about raw feeding, dog nutrition, and raising littermates Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:06:11 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Choosing the Right Proteins for a Raw Fed Dog by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/choosing-the-right-proteins-for-a-raw-fed-dog/#comment-22458 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:06:11 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=15100#comment-22458 I know! We’re lucky, because Rodrigo starts suffering from allergy symptoms right away. With some dogs, it builds up over time before they start showing signs and that has to be frustrating. I’m in the process of having a test done and hope to write about it in a couple weeks along with the cost. I’m really excited to see how accurate the test is; I already know our dogs sensitivities, but want to test them again.

Stay tuned.
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Comment on Choosing the Right Proteins for a Raw Fed Dog by Elaine http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/choosing-the-right-proteins-for-a-raw-fed-dog/#comment-22457 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:52:05 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=15100#comment-22457 So interesting! I’ve never heard of hot and cold proteins and I may have to experiment more with these since Haley has allergy issues. Right now she’s eating duck and like Rodrigo, beef tends to cause some problems for her. I really wish there was an easier way to figure out the source of allergy problems in dogs.
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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-22456 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:51:05 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=9247#comment-22456 Thanks so much for the message!!!

We brought Scout and Zoey home at 6 weeks and they’re doing great (they’re a year old now). What I love love love about our littermates is watching their relationship with each other.

I can’t even tell you how much I adore each of our dogs and I’m so happy we brought 2 home each time. They’re all such a gift. Now 3 puppies. WOW! I’m not ready to return to puppyland yet, but I know that we’ll always adopt/buy in twos.
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Comment on A Few Things You Should Know About Raising Littermate Puppies by Wendy http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/a-few-things-you-should-know-about-raising-littermate-puppies/#comment-22455 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:15:34 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=9247#comment-22455 My and my husband’s preferred breed has always been Boxer. We adopted one shortly after we married and adopted a second one about 4 years later. When our male died from cancer, our female was pitiful. She nearly starved herself to death. Our vet told us that we either needed to get another dog or our female would die. So, we did. Our female raised our new male for 8 years. They were inseparable and wonderful companions.

Sadly, our female had to be put down about three years ago from cancer (a common health ailment with the Boxer breed). Our male still mourns her death. He still searches for her in the backyard and howls as if he is calling for her.

This past weekend, my husband and I saw an ad in the paper for Boxer puppies. What was supposed to be ‘just a visit,’ turned into us adopting three Boxer puppies that are 6 weeks old. One was for our son, who is in college. He and his Boxer are doing GREAT thus far. My husband and I have two female puppies and we are thinking we may have bitten off more than we can chew!

After reading articles about “Litter Mate Syndrome” I was convinced we had made a big mistake. THANK YOU for sharing your story. We are very responsible pet owners and know that we can do this. With the puppies being so young, I am certain that we can train them to be sociable with other people as well as with other dogs.

We are in for a long journey but I’m convinced it is going to be very well worth it!

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Comment on Who’s Your Daddy? Are Dog DNA Tests Worth the Money? @PetSmart @WisdomPanel by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/dog-dna-tests-wisdom-panel/#comment-22454 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:40:17 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=5194#comment-22454 No, this is simply a test to determine the breed mix of a dog.
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Comment on We Finally Decided to Make Our Own Dog Beds #DIY by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/we-finally-decided-to-make-our-own-dog-beds-diy/#comment-22453 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:33:28 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=11509#comment-22453 So very true, Jen

Every now and then I’ll look through the beds at a pet store just to compare with what we made and nothing compares. The only beds that we’ll buy are the ones at Costco. $25-$30, they’re huge and they last for years. We have 6 of them.
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Comment on Preparing Raw Meals with @TheHonestKitchen by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/preparing-raw-meals-with-thehonestkitchen/#comment-22452 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:31:56 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13962#comment-22452 Thanks, I hope so. I just remember it being so complicated in the beginning, but I can’t really remember why – but YouTube took the fear away.
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Comment on We Finally Decided to Make Our Own Dog Beds #DIY by Jen http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/we-finally-decided-to-make-our-own-dog-beds-diy/#comment-22451 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:38:33 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=11509#comment-22451 We just did the same thing. We got tired of paying $50 a pop for flimsy egg crate foam beds that caved in over a short amount of time. I went online and ordered a custom size piece of furniture foam, high density. Then I went to the fabric store and got a soft faux fur piece of fabric for the top and canvas cloth for the bottom and sides, installed a zipper and voilà! A large, durable and washable dog bed that will not cave in and last years for only $120. It looks store bought. Couldn’t have purchased one like this price! We didn’t put a water proof pad around it because we don’t have problems with the dogs peeing on the bed, but can easily be installed under the cover. I reccomend everyone to make their own dog beds!

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Comment on Preparing Raw Meals with @TheHonestKitchen by Lindsay http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/preparing-raw-meals-with-thehonestkitchen/#comment-22450 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:23:03 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13962#comment-22450 These are awesome! Great job. I really enjoyed seeing how your prepare your dogs’ food, and I think these will be helpful to anyone new to raw feeding or looking for some additional ideas.
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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-22449 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:14:30 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=9247#comment-22449 I’m so glad that you found my blog. I don’t know what I would do without our littermates. What I love most about them is (1) how much they love each other and (2) how different they are from each other. We have 4 unique personalities in our home and I think we’re lucky to have such amazing dogs.

It’s all about training and maybe a little luck.
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