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  1. Haha not like that these days, it now comes in the form of very yummy chocolate squares. My kids love worming time, lol
  2. Thanks for acknowledging that, cj-b. I do mean well by raising these things as I do believe the drugs we apply/administer to our dogs year in year out can't help but weaken their systems and that over the generations matters such as sensitive stomachs; irritable bowel disease; allergies will (is) become worse and worse and more and more plentiful (not as though it isn't plentiful already). I'd recommend speaking with 3 or a dozen Vets though - as don't forget who makes money out of the wormers; heartwormers; vaccinations; flea treatments (all of which are administered on a regular on-going basis so it's not hard to figure out that these things are worth a fortune to them). It does make sense. I remember reading how vaccinations can cause allergies as well. My dog has always had an issue with itchy skin, better these days, but still does itch a little from time to time. The lady I bought his BARF off commented on maybe avoiding yearly vaccinations. I'm not sure I know enough about it yet to go that far, but it is definitely something to read further into. Thank you for your information, I do take it all on board, and I can definitely see where you are coming from. But before I do more of my own research, I will stick to worming/flea treatment and vacc etc. until I can make my own educated decision about it all. Thank you again to everyone for your help
  3. Karly, is your personal opinion or from what you have learnt from customer feedback, which product do you think is best. My mum only has one dog, and none of the topical drops kept the fleas off her Maltese. She now has her on Comfortis and her little girl barely has a problem with them now. Which is another reason why I'm hesitant to change, but I'm willing to try.
  4. Naturally it is your choice, but I thought that considering your dog has the issues of a sensitive stomach, it might be helpful to reduce the administration of chemicals that may not be necessary as much as possible. I see your point, I think I will discuss this with the vet next time we are due to go. Thanks for the idea.
  5. I worm myself and the kids, so I'm happy to use a monthly or 3 monthly program for my dog as well. I think I will use the Interceptor along with the Advantix, and see how that works.
  6. I like that idea. Do the Frontline Plus and the Advantix have the same active ingredient??? Do you know if they are made from the same company, as in same product same action different manufacturer? Do either of these products have better flea protection that the other?? Sorry for all the questions...
  7. I have been using Comfortis for flea treatment for 4 months now, I'm happy with the job it does but the problem is my boy seems to have a sensitive stomach and I have had to use 2 tablets twice now to keep 1 tablet down, as he vomits it all back up. It does say it is a common side effect and to give only on a full stomach, but this doesn't help with him, he will just vomit it ALL back up. I also have been using Sentinel Spectrum for 6 months, I'm due to repurchase a 6 month supply. I was going to cut back and use the Interceptor as I'm also using the comfortis. My concern now is, that it's working out to be very expensive to use the comfortis for the reason I mentioned. So I was wondering, what other combination I could use for Worming, Flea and preferably tick control. I was thinking I could get him the annual heartworm injection, use a 3 monthly intestional wormer and either Frontline Plus or Advantix. Does anyone have any other recommendations? My mums house is situated in a bad flea area, so I need to make sure the flea treatment, really works. As you can see, I'm not sure which way to go, I would love any advice on products and combinations. Thank you
  8. I love this idea, my boy is 9 months old, so I'm keeping a good eye on him. But will use your ideas if he decides to turn into a wild teenager. Although, he is only a small dog, hopefully he will soon be turning to a know it all early aged adult, lol.
  9. Your fault, you never ever leave a puppy unsupervised with free run of the house. If at any time you can not watch a puppy you need to put it in a pen or crate. Why so shocked? It's a puppy, they chew stuff. Next thing it will be your Sunglasses, Remote Control, Coffee table. Very simple solution....as per above....NEVER ever leave your puppy unsupervised with free fun of the house....it's like giving a toddler a can of paint and a brush and leaving them in the house when you go to work. That's just a joke eh, you don't believe the puppy can reason like that? OMG of course she wasn't for real.... haha I wonder if she had also said she thought he can talk, play cards, or do all sorts of tricks to show all the know it alls out there, sometimes puppies can get into mischief and not do as they are told and not follow the books, you thought she has for real. ;) OMG of course it was a joke ETA Maybe I shouldn't have a dog if I'm not going to cage it up or watch it every single second its out of it's cage (or crate, which ever wording makes you feel better). Come on, in reality young puppies do naughty things, you can try to prevent it, but sometimes you can't. Huntia, I hope it can be fixed.
  10. I only know of it in a 20kg bag... not sure for sure though You could ask for a sample bag if you wanted to just try some Thanks. I hopefully will have a sample soon. I was only wondering if we did decide to put him back onto some kibble, that 20kg worth for a dog that is only 7kg is a lot, especially if it's not going to be the main part of his diet. But will see if he likes it first before I go any further. Yes, definitely heaps for a dog that size! Maybe enquire and see if they at least do half sized 10kg bags this would be awesome,
  11. I only know of it in a 20kg bag... not sure for sure though You could ask for a sample bag if you wanted to just try some Thanks. I hopefully will have a sample soon. I was only wondering if we did decide to put him back onto some kibble, that 20kg worth for a dog that is only 7kg is a lot, especially if it's not going to be the main part of his diet. But will see if he likes it first before I go any further.
  12. Can anyone tell me if only comes in a 20kg bag? Can you buy it in a smaller bag?
  13. I really believe now it's chicken that sets him off. The kibble I used to fed that he would sometimes throw up was chicken based. And since I changed him over to a Lamb based kibble before giving the Raw another go, he didn't throw up once, and his itching subsided big time. The barf he is being fed, I was told didn't contain chicken, but the box does say it does contain chicken carcuss, so I will check with again tomorrow, as if it does, then I'm certain it's the chicken that upsets him.
  14. Works it up, does the tummy tightening thing 3-4 times them up she comes. What do you think this means? Should I take him off Raw? I have been doing some thinking today and I'm not sure it's raw related, as he would do it occasionally when he was fed only kibble and or some wet food added. So I wonder if it is that he can only handle smaller amount of food more often. I gave him a smaller amount at lunch, and he kept it down, so I will try this again at dinner and if it stays down, I will try offering him 3 smaller meals a day and see if this works.
  15. That's great advice thanks.
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