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  1. Which sprays did you find to be most effecrive for carpets, beddings etc? How did you use to treat the flesh on your dog?
  2. Hi everyone! I live in a hot and humid climate.... please tell me what is the MOST EFFECTIVE treatment for ticks and fleas. I would say my 6 month female has a moderate level of fleas and ticks. I am a first time owner and finding them difficult to control. Also, what can I spray in my room where she stays with me to keep them out?
  3. Thank you so much BingBlaze n Skyla and Emma. I will definitely look into your recommendations. Stay blessed!
  4. Hi everyone! Can anyone please tell me who is the best trainer with online videos that I can follow for Alaska..... she is a 3.5 month old female. How is this trainer Zak George? Who would you recommend? Thank you for checking my post. I hope you have a nice day!
  5. Hello everyone! I have a 3.5 month old female named Alaska. Can you please tell me what is the best method to train a puppy to walk by your side on a "loose" leash and not pull? Thank you for taking out the time to read my post. Have a nice day!
  6. hello everyone! My female, Alaska, has turned 3 months. Her weight is 8.5 kg/ 18.7 pounds. Can you please tell me how is this weight for a female at her age? Is she below average, average, or above average? Also, is it possible to tell what her adult weight would be? And at what age do they reach half of their adult weight? Thank you so much for taking out the time to read my post. Have a nice day!
  7. Hmmm. Yes the malfunction would be catastrophic indeed. There should ideally be an alarm system or backup of some sort. Will have to figure that one out! I am sorry if I offended you. I am a first time dog owner so sorry about that.
  8. Yes definitely I forgot to mention that there will be breaks in between. By the way can you please tell me what is maximum time that she can be in her dog house at one stretch? I am asking for the sake of better understanding, not to apply it and keep her locked up for that duration. There are people at home who can let her out periodically. She is born here in the same place she is right now to parents imported from Thailand and will be full 3 months in 3 days. Also Rachel_Astro can you tell me what is the minimum space required for a female to be able to stand, turn and lie down comfortably?
  9. Hi everyone how wee you doing? I live in a very hot climate. Please take a look at a year long summary of climate for my city: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Karachi I have a wooly for which I need to set up a dog house with an AC since temperatures are now starting to increase and I need to be prepared for when they hit 47 degrees Celsius/ 116 degree Fahrenheit. Can you please tell me if a 5x5 feet size air conditioned dog house will be enough for her? She will be spending 10 hours in it from 8 AM to 6 PM every day for 7-8 months. I will be fitting it with a .5 ton AC. She would be sleeping through the outdoor peak heat hours wouldn't she? So would this size be sufficient? Thank you so much for taking out tge time to read my post. Any advice would go a long way to ensure a comfortable summer for my Alaska!
  10. Hello everyone! Hope you and your pack is doing great! There are two supposedly good options for dog dog food where I live, Royal Canin and Taste of the Wild. Since there isn't much variety here not many people keep dogs and those who do don't spend on good food since it is quite pricey. I wanted to ask which one is better.... Royal Canin or Taste of the Wild and why? My puppy Alaska is 3 months now and she will be getting RK max puppy or Taste of the Wild puppy. Thank you for taking out the time to read my post. I would be extremely grateful for any advice regarding this. Take care!
  11. Hi! My 10.5 week old Alaska is s female and she is really giving me s tough time with kibble. She has cerelac in the morning. I was told here that cerelac is not z goof option for puppies since it is not formulated for dogs it is human food. To mean that seems logical and I too feel that it should not be given although breeders here swear by it. What is your opinion? I kept her on the same diet as the breeder was giving with the view that I would make changes over a period of 2 weeks since I read somewhere that puppies go through a huge change when they are seperated from their mother and litter mates and go to a new home which is a completely alien environment for them. In this chaotic situation a puppy's diet should be gradually altered over a period of two weeks it said so that the puppy doesn't have to adjust to everything all at once including the diet. Is this reasoning valid? So I kept the cerelac for one time and the best quality kibble I could find and shifted her to it gradually. I do intend to stop giving her cerelac in the next couple of days. So right now she is on three feedings. Cerelac in the morning then the rest of the two meals are kibble. The problem is she is a fussy eater like her parents. She really gives me a hard time with the kibble although know she likes it but it's because she wants variety and I don't know what to do with the kibble. She did the same with one other good brand I tried before this one. After a couple of meals she looses interest in it. The vet suggested I soak the kibble in chicken broth which I did and she started eating it but then stopped again after a couple of meals. Then I had to give her boiled chicken because I had read that you should start from boiled chicken if you want to give meat. She started eating chicken which she liked and then after a couple of days I tried kibble again since as you said it is the most balanced diet for her and she started eating it unsoaked. She had it for 3 meals and now again she has started giving me a tough time with it. The breeder told me to start giving her Tres-Orix syrup 5 drops a day right after the first meal of the day for her appetite. She told me it worked wonders for her dogs and their appetite increased big time. She told me to stop after the bottle finishes, which is 120ml. Is it ok to start giving her that? I am concerned that her system might get dependent on it. Are there any risks whatsoever of that happening? What do you think? If I introduce raw food to her that will help with variety but is it really possible to achieve the same optimal level of great nutrition in the exact balance that a good kibble mix offers? Also is it ok to feed both a raw balanced diet and kibble? Also how do I introduce her to raw meat? I am in a third world country where butchers and slaughter houses don't have any hygiene standard imposed on them that they have to comply with. It's really very filthy from where the meat comes from. That is a serious concern for me I can't get myself to give it to her. Is it possible to put the meat in boiling water for just enough time for the bacteria to be eliminated? Like if the water is on a gas flame and is boiling and you put the meat in and let it boil just enough to disinfect it. If yes then what would be the minimum time required for the meat to get disinfected? OR Will boiling it even for such a short time that is just enough to disinfect it alter the nutritional value of the meat unfavorably? If that is the case then what can be done to ensure the meat is free of harmful bacteria etc. By the way can a diet based on cooked recipes be as good as a raw diet? Also, finding crushed bone is a problem. I am aware of the 80-10-10 rule and so 800g of muscle meat should contain 100g of bone and 100g of organs and tripe. I havw no idea whre i am going to get crushed bone i will go to the butcher today and ask him if he can provide me with minced chicken necks with the bone but I highly doubt it. If I can't get the bone then what other option do I have for the 10% bone? And what is the ideal ratio of organs and tripe within that 10%? Also, how do I make the transition from kibble to raw as smooth as possible? I read that it has to be done gradually since the puppy's system needs time to get used to it. I don't want to risk her getting diarrhoea due to any sudden changes. Thank you soo for going through this. Let me know what you think. I would be so lost without you great people. This forum is fantastic!
  12. If only it were so easy I too dont understand why a dog should be fed food designed for human needs and i agree with you totally. A human and a dog are two different species their needs are distinct.... duh! I kept her on the same diet as the breeder was giving with the view that I would make changes over a period of 2 weeks since I read somewhere that puppies go through a huge change when they are seperated from their mother and litter mates and go to a new home which is a completely alien environment for them. In this chaotic situation a puppy's diet should be gradually altered over a period of two weeks it said so that the puppy doesn't have to adjust to everything all at once including the diet. Is this reasoning valid? So I kept the cerelac for one time and the best quality kibble I could find and shifted her to it gradually. I do intend to stop giving her cerelac in the next couple of days. The problem is she is a fussy eater like her parents. She really gives me a hard time with the kibble although know she likes it but it's because she wants variety and I don't know what to do with the kibble. She did the same with one other good brand I tried before this one. After a couple of meals she looses interest in it. The vet suggested I soak the kibble in chicken broth which I did and she started eating it but then stopped again after a couple of meals. Then I had to give her boiled chicken because I had read that you should start from boiled chicken if you want to give meat. She started eating chicken which she liked and then after a couple of days I tried kibble again since as you said it is the most balanced diet for her and she started eating it unsoaked. She had it for 3 meals and now again she has started giving me a tough time with it. The breeder told me to start giving her Tres-Orix syrup 5 drops a day right after the first meal of the day for her appetite. She told me it worked wonders for her dogs and their appetite increased big time. She told me to stop after the bottle finishes, which is 120ml. Is it ok to start giving her that? I am concerned that her system might get dependent on it. Are there any risks whatsoever of that happening? What do you think? If I introduce raw food to her that will help with variety but is it really possible to achieve the same optimal level of great nutrition in the exact balance that a good kibble mix offers? Also is it ok to feed both a raw balanced diet and kibble? Also how do I introduce her to raw meat? I am in a third world country where butchers and slaughter houses don't have any hygiene standard imposed on them that they have to comply with. It's really very filthy from where the meat comes from. That is a serious concern for me I can't get myself to give it to her. Is it possible to put the meat in boiling water for just enough time for the bacteria to be eliminated? Like if the water is on a gas flame and is boiling and you put the meat in and let it boil just enough to disinfect it. If yes then what would be the minimum time required for the meat to get disinfected? OR Will boiling it even for such a short time that is just enough to disinfect it alter the nutritional value of the meat unfavorably? If that is the case then what can be done to ensure the meat is free of harmful bacteria etc. By the way can a diet based on cooked recipes be as good as a raw diet? Also, finding crushed bone is a problem. I am aware of the 80-10-10 rule and so 800g of muscle meat should contain 100g of bone and 100g of organs and tripe. I havw no idea whre i am going to get crushed bone i will go to the butcher today and ask him if he can provide me with minced chicken necks with the bone but I highly doubt it. If I can't get the bone then what other option do I have for the 10% bone? And what is the ideal ratio of organs and tripe within that 10%? Also, how do I make the transition from kibble to raw as smooth as possible? I read that it has to be done gradually since the puppy's system needs time to get used to it. I don't want to risk her getting diarrhoea due to any sudden changes. Thank you soo for going through this. Let me know what you think.
  13. Woah... that is a great variation. Are all these examples of pure bred huskies?
  14. She has already had her shots and the deworming was done 4 days after. The pic of the vaccination record and deworming is attached. Will take her there so she can have a look at her to see what her general condition is. What is your opinion of her general conditon?
  15. Oh ok. You mean to say shee won't be getting the nutrients she needs from good quality kibble?
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