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  1. Very cool! I did not know these types of things existed. I will have to spend some time searching both of these sites.
  2. I am ready to start a website for my editing business, and I would like a logo. I would love to offer the opportunity to another mom who is trying to grow/start a business, so I thought I would start here first. Any logo making mom’s on Fivrr or elsewhere who can help? I would like something that I can use on the website, Twitter, FB, Insta, and on business cards.
  3. Thanks Ladies. I will take a look at the books. I picked up a bag of dry Natural Balance. It doesn't have the carrageen and a couple of other ingredients. Fingers crossed it works for him.
  4. okay this article just makes it that much clearer to me that I really need to find a food for him rather than try to figure this out on my own.
  5. I'm not giving him anything extra. I have some Calcium with D-3 powder for myself. Maybe I should sprinkle some on his food? 1/2 teaspoon for me so maybe a pinch for him? He weighs 10 pounds.
  6. Canola oil, dried kelp, carrageenan, parsley flakes, natural smoke flavor, yucca extract, and rosemary extract are the "extra ingredients" beyond lamb, sweet potato and the vitamins. I also wondered if I didn't just get a bad batch of the canned food. I purchased a bunch of new cans last week right before this started again. Plus who knows how much cross contamination there is.
  7. One of the breeders I was looking at buying from lost a dog to one of these brands of raw food. The rest of her dogs became extremely ill but survived. You could trace it all back to raw snacks that her trainer had given the dogs that day.
  8. I have a child with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. She has a feeding tube and has been on elemental formula only for ten years. I've actually thought about sprinkling some of her formula on his food. So of course it is fitting for us to get a dog with food issues. 😫 He has been treated with metronidazole and two rounds of Panacur-C. The house has been thoroughly cleaned, carpet steam cleaned, poop was picked up immediately and grass was sprayed with a bleach solution, toys went through the dishwasher, other dog was treated as well. All in case giardiasis was the culprit. Weight gain and appetite is not issue. The itching and anxiety stopped with the kibble and never returned. We slowly added in the Natural Balance food. The week that I tried switching it out completely with the cooked lamb was the week that he started backsliding again and the diarrhea came back. Remove the canned food and two days later, no diarrhea and he is like a completely different dog. My daughter's GI recommends waiting three to four months for a reaction to foods to show up. IgE allergy is immediate; an IgG allergy is not immediate. It is a different type of immune response. My research on dog allergies finds that they are rarely allergic to only one thing. Chicken and beef are the two most common with gluten and wheat close behind. This dog came from a breeder out on a cattle ranch. According to her, his father and grandfather both have "sensitive stomachs". She wasn't very helpful and was not willing to give me much information. I was not pleased with how she handle the situation honestly. I seriously wonder if she is hiding something. She really didn't like it when I asked if either of his parents had been treated for lyme. I'll check into the recommended resources above. Thanks
  9. Natural Balance is the canned food we were trialing. And yes, I am positive that it corresponds with food changes. Whatever he is eating while outside, he is eating during the periods of no diarrhea. The carrots, peas, and eggs all cause him to vomit. It is possible that it is something other than "allergy" but for right now, that is all I have to work with as far as what to call this. Yes, he is on Probiotics as well as D-Mannose. He has been treated with Pancur-C "just in case" he had/has parasites. Vet has checked his stool and urine sample was done yesterday. I will have to look into the nutritionist.
  10. Excuse the improperly used hyphens please. 😁 We have a six month old puppy—mini Australian Shepherd. He was struggling when he came home with diarrhea, itching, and anxiety among other things. Trips to the vet showed nothing wrong. Short story-I narrowed it down to his having food allergies/intolerances. Removed his kibble,started white rice and sweet potato, and his diarrhea stopped within 24 hours. I have seventeen years of human food allergy experience and food trials so I applied that knowledge to the puppy. He is currently eating lamb, rice, and sweet potato. He has failed egg, peas, carrots, and peanut butter is questionable. We also highly suspect chicken, wheat, barley, sorghum, and oats. I am cooking the foods he can eat. Now that we have the diarrhea under control, I need to find a daily vitamin or something to give him. He does great with the food but the minute he is let outside, he starts eating dirt–a classic sign of not getting the right nutrients. I have talked with our vet. All she does is recommend Hills Science Diet sensitive diet. It has ingredients that the puppy is allergic to and that we suspect he is allergic to. So it won't work. I had found a canned dog food with lamb and sweet potato only and I thought it was working. The dirt eating stopped but after three weeks the explosive diarrhea returned. Stopped the canned food and everything is fine again. i am back to trying to find a vitamin to give him. All dog vitamins have some sort of chicken, beef, peas... I need to find a powder or human vitamin that I can supplement with. Anyone else have puppies/dogs with lots of allergies? Have you found anything that you can give them for the extra vitamins and nutrients? Need all the help I can get. ☺️ Thanks.
  11. Thanks Ladies! I will check all of these out.
  12. My high schooler would like to take a sign language class for an elective this year. Does anyone have anything they can recommended?
  13. I think our health insurance covered the anesthesia portion of the procedure. ortho students have to learn somewhere. 😀 a friend was taking her son there.
  14. We had my daughter's braces done through the local dental college. We saved a ton of money and had no issues. I believe it was less than $3,000. We had the same student throughout and really liked her. My daughter has a couple of issues unrelated to the braces that have needed monitoring. We followed the student to her Ortho job. She has never charged us for any of the follow up visits. Great experience for us. My son just had his wisdom teeth pulled two weeks ago. Between our dental and health insurance, it sounds like we will owe less than $50.
  15. I am not doing the camp. I decided to join a FB challenge instead this year called 365 Day Writing Challenge. As you guessed it, we are supposed to write every day. They have an accountability spreadsheet set up for everyone to complete every week. It has been fun. I plan on still doing NaNo in November unless something unexpected comes up. What about you? Are you doing the camp this month?
  16. A dog called Louie and a cat called Zoey.
  17. Scooby is out because my dd wants a dog the same breed as Scooby Doo to name Scooby. Charlie was a top choice but the neighbor's dog is Charlie. Jasper was suggested and thrown out. I like Dingo since that has Australian roots.
  18. I have one teen who spends less than an hour in his room and another who spends the majority of the day in her room. I think it just depends on the kid.
  19. We found a puppy! Yay! 😃 We found a licensed breeder in our state who was recommended by an award winning agility trainer (also from our state) whom I found on FB. He comes home in 40 days. Now we need a name. Looking for suggestions. Original post here:
  20. We are looking for a Mini Australian Shepherd. My daughter is wanting a dog that she can do agility training with. We are also considering having the dog trained to be a service dog for her.
  21. Breeder never said we couldn't come to their home and I never asked them to meet us halfway. They offered. I am in no way put out by driving three hours.
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