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  1. Have you tried her on cool scrambled egg? a raw egg just whipped up? Sardines in (spring water) ? These are my go-to foods if Marley is having a couple of 'off days'. I would also try some raw mince. If she still wont eat I would get her checked out by your vet - it is not a good sign for a dog to go off all food - it could be something like an obstruction.
  2. It sounds as if her previous owners left her for long periods on her own by what you say. This is going to take some time to put right - and a lot of work and patience on your part. If your current trainer appears unsuccessful - try a different trainer. Marley still has mild separation anxiety - but he has Lunar to keep him company and I believe it really helps them to have another dog for company. Marley still comes upstairs if I go up - and sits and whimpers on the top step if he cannot see me (I have a child gate at the top so the cats get some peace - upstairs is their territory during the day). I've just got used to him following me everywhere - yet he will happily go into the garden and stay on his own for ages - when it is on his terms. It may be hard for the next 6 weeks or so until she can be spayed, but after that she will be able to mix with the other dogs and possibly stay closer to you until she gets more confident that you are not going to leave her and that if you do have to leave her that you will be coming back shortly. Is there any way that you can keep her separate but still be able to see you - say with a child gate - so she can be in one room whilst you are in the next? This is how I started with Marley, I would go into the hallway leaving him in the lounge for a minute at a time, he could still see me, but couldn't get to me. I gradually lengthened the time up to 5 minutes - plenty of fusses and praise and the occasional treat helped no end. Then I would go into the kitchen for 10 seconds out of sight but came back into view before he got anxious - gradually building up the time over the next couple of months. Time and patience - it will take plenty of both - but her trust will build.
  3. He obviously is not doing it when you are there - restrict his access to that room when you are not in there. Marley ate the arm off one of my armchairs - then gave me a matching one on my sofa. Now I have a leather suite and he is not permitted access to the lounge unless we are in it. Not had a problem since. You do not say how old he is - Marley went through his destructive phase around 11 months to 18 months then he settled down - he's 2 now but I still dont leave him in the lounge unsupervised just in case.
  4. I've heard of huskies dying with heat stroke after being shaved - their coat is both their heating and cooling system. imho it amounts to abuse (through ignorance - not intentional). If you are worried about the heat - take your dog out earlier in the day or in the evening - but please do not shave.
  5. There are quite a few raw feeders on the forum so someone will be able to answer any questions you may have - but those articles will give you a fairly good grounding. As I mentioned above I am a little 'anal' about making sure my boys get the best diet I can afford for them. Take yesterday, they had fresh salmon, beef mince, pork chunks, & a raw egg. The salmon I buy frozen - £3 a kilo - full length salmon with the best bits cut off but still lots of flesh as well as the bones - the dogs favourite - or if my local supermarket has an offer on salmon they save me all the off-cuts and I get it for free. Beef mince from my butcher, pork chunks 2" cubes £3 a kilo, around £7 for thee days worth of food for two dogs - I normally spend around £15 a week on food for them if I fed a good quality wet food I would probably spend around £13 for the two. Hubby complains regularly that they get fed better than he does - so I always offer to feed him the same food - but bearing in mind we are vegetarian he declines
  6. My son lives about 7 miles northwest of Swansea - and he definitely felt it. Shook the windows and rattled the doors in their frames - although it did not last long. He went over the road to an old lady to check she was ok - and she had not even realized anything had gone on, but she had been in the garden at the time.
  7. Lunar was three before I finally got him to eat raw - but when I got Marley at 12 weeks old I changed him over from the kibble he was on to raw immediately. Here are some articles you may find useful - the first one became my 'bible' after I came across it. I still use this today to ensure I am covering all the bases with regards to nutrition. They don't need everything every day - just make sure they get everything over time (say a week) I work to ensure they get every vitamin and mineral every two days personally - but I am a bit anal about nutrition generally. I copied & pasted this article into a spreadsheet and then use it as a checklist to ensure my boys get everything they should in one form or another. http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-diets-for-dogs-getting-enough-vitamins-and-minerals/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-feeding-primer/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/15-tips-improve-dogs-diet-today/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/why-feed-raw/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/transition-your-dog-to-raw-5-herbs-that-help/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/switching-dog-to-raw-food-diet/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/commercial-raw-food-for-dogs/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/dietary-fat-for-dogs/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/feeding-raw-meat-to-your-dog/ http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/holistic-approach-to-feeding-raw-or-a-species-appropriate-diet/ Hope these articles help - or at least give you some informative reading material. As to how I transitioned my dogs over - Lunar took me about a week (but he had had dietary issued from 12 weeks old so I was wary) but with Marley I fed him what I fed Lunar from his first meal with me - he took to it immediately with no side effects.
  8. Lunar has a pink nose - it turned pink when he was around 3 years old (well pink with small black spots) never bothered him, he's coming up to 13 now and its still the same.
  9. She's beautiful - and certainly seems to be making herself at home already.
  10. This is from a different source I think - but its the same story I believe: https://www.theorganicprepper.com/dog-food-recalled-euthanasia-drugs/ Its not the first time this has happened - one of the reasons I switched to raw feeding.
  11. So sorry Amy is still going through the wars. Great on the kefir - it will really help repopulate her gut with healthy bugs - the antibiotics will play havoc with the good bacteria as well as the bad. When you get a surfeit of grains - she can also eat them as well - my dogs love them.
  12. I must have the only husky in the world who does NOT like snow! Admittedly it's rare for snow where I am (seen it 3 or 4 times in the last 27 years and it only stays a day or so) - but a few days ago we had a very heavy snow fall (for us) - I let the dogs out to play in the falling snow (like a blizzard) - and Marley only got as far as the bottom step sniffed at some on the ground - then a few flakes landed on his nose and he turned around and bolted back indoors !
  13. Good luck - and thank you for giving him a second chance
  14. Just to add one more article from Dogs Naturally magazine - then I'll shut up about it: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/vaccinations-skin-disease/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Product-Of-The-Week-Anti-Vaccinosis&utm_campaign=Anti-Vaccinosis-Sale There are quite a few articles on vaccinations on this site - none of them complimentary.