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  1. I do cooked. *my personal opinion and how I did it* Mine have severe food intolerance and my boy has GI issues. I fed them 1/2 their kibble portion for breakfast and dinner and cooked for lunch until their stool went normal. Then I fed them full portion breakfast and cooked lunch and dinner until stool went normal. They are about ready for all meals to be cooked. It has been a two week transition. Since it takes different digestive enzymes to digest kibble, cooked, and raw; I suggest not feeding kibble and cooked/ kibble and raw/ or even cooked and raw together. Need to wait 4 to 6 hours to feed at different times. Make sure you have a good quality pro biotic and enzymes. Also a good omega 3 epa and dha I feed mine seasonal, meaning; Winter- fish (farm raised so it lowers the chances for toxins) Spring- Fowl and somedays fish to mix it up Summer- Grassland (venison, elk, bison, rabbit) and some days fowl Fall- a little of everything, heavier on the fish. I also make sure the % are around: Winter- High protein 30% moderate fat no more then 20% and carbs are no more then 30% Summer- High protein 27% moderate fat no more then 15% and carbs are no more then 24% (my pups will be starting to pull this winter so these % are based off their weight and change of activity level.) Today I am crock potting a whole turkey in just water with a little basil. The organs will be divided up and portioned out for three days. Bones boiled until I can very easily mush them with my fingers and will be dissolved into the broth. The rice will then be cooked in that broth along with veggies. Brown rice, pumpkin, summer squash, and kale. With supplements. It is actually very easy and since the family eats like this anyways, it’s just a matter of a few tweaks (like bone in broth) and using a little more for portion.
  2. My pups had that around the same age. Puppy kissing herpes 🤣 @BlingBlazenSkyla is correct. No biggy. I have a Holistic vet- crushing them will make the immune system kick in faster and it is a shorter recovery. Most vets will put them on antibiotics. Unless one is seriously infected or it is down your pups throat (very rare) antibiotics is not needed. But is contagious to other dogs. It’s common in dogs under a year. *it was the first indicator to my pups not having a strong immune system and they are pretty much intolerant to everything and catch everything.* Untreated it can take up to 4 months to go away. After crushing one large one in each pup, it only took a month. I posted pics and out come in the forum last year when I went through it.
  3. Have her Zinc checked. Google Zinc deficiency and see if the systems match. It is common in Huskies from what I understand.
  4. I got my girl at 7 weeks. (With her brother) They are now 15 months. My girl has been stand offish with everyone since the beginning. Her brother is a love bug. It’s just her personality. I have noticed thou, since I have been the one training her she has really started coming out of her shell: with me at least. She started slowly coming up on the couch and setting closer and closer to me. I ignored her so that she wouldn’t get scared off. Then she started sleeping next to me. As long as she thought I didn’t see her. But going slow around her, ignoring her when she was close, and doing training with her has totally worked. Now she demands attention from me and I am the only one she will listen to. LOL It just takes time.
  5. He is very pretty. That is about what I feed mine at that age. 1 cup 3x a day. But my girl got chunky. Hehhee My male is at perfect weight. So I cut her back 3/4 cup and upped her exercise. Hard to tell in the picture if he is over a little. Best way to tell is standing over them while they are standing up. Does he have a waistline? If I feed mine too much they would have lose stool. I would cut them back a little and they would solid back up. Not going up the stairs the same could be for a couple of different reasons.
  6. Think of them like babies. They get overly stimulated and then they can’t settle down. I have two that are 15 months now. I believe they went into their teenage stage starting around 9 months and I was about to lose my mind. (It’s fun LOL) I feel teaching him how to self sooth would be best. It will take a lot of patience at first. I put mine on a strict schedule. They go Daycare three X a week (spread out) On none daycare days they are working obedience (heel, crate, place, leave it, and recall.) We just started duration training now that they are older and added multiple place spots. (Staying in place either setting or lying down for long periods of time). *this is the one that teaches them self soothing* Keep in mind these guys are runners/pullers for long distance. At least what I have found with mine: Play time and running them do not tire them out. I have to be working them mentally. Just even training them to heel with stopping every few feet making the set automatically (on their own and make eye contact with me) for 15 minutes 3x a day makes mine sleep for a few hours. Then adding all the other commands, makes them really wiped out. There are some great YouTube training videos. I personally like Jeff out of Maine SolidK9training. There are a few others I like too. Just make sure you customize it to your dogs personality. Mentally challenging your pup will go a lot further then just play time. Hope this helps, good luck.
  7. I cannot believe they made it to their first Birthday after everything we have been through. Even now they are on poop watch for eating rocks. LOL Wish I had pics of all the outdoors stuff we do but I always have my hands full with the two of them and unable to hold a phone. Hehhee My babies 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
  8. I make candles, soaps, and work with essential oils. No video games
  9. Please do not shave. It is horrible for them. I would get a new vet. The vet obviously does not know Huskies. Mine have a kiddy pool. I fell it half water half ice. I put it in a shady spot. They love it and are entertained for a long while.
  10. The only way to know for sure is a DNA test. Either way, he is a cutie.
  11. Welcome. Please provide pics of both when you can.
  12. There are a lot of dog friendly places here in Tahoe. 😁 It would be a great place to test him out.
  13. My pups revert to potties in the house when something has scared them outside. My male will when the weather is really bad too. (He hates the rain LOL) My girl potties at night in the house because the coyotes scare her. I would start from the beginning with house training. Use a very high value treat only for this. I have heard of everything from malnutrition to boardom to they want to hide it.
  14. If they are floppy and she is already getting them caught on stuff I would it. I asked my vet to remove mine (they only have them in the front and they are tight against the leg) he said no. That is something that should have been done when they were babies because now the Cartledge has harden and it would be very painful for them. I don’t know if he just said that because he didn’t want to do it. But I figured they would be ok since they are small and don’t get hung up. In your case I would have pushed to get it done.
  15. I have never personally had to go through this but my girlfriend has a couple of times. She has agility dogs. (They came from the same litter and it had to do with their genetics, needless to say she stopped using them for agility and did not breed them) The first one was a nightmare and she ran into every complication possible with it. However, she found a different vet for the others and that vet actually casted the other leg (that was not operated on) while the leg that actually had the surgery healed. The other leg did not need the surgery after everything was said and done. The cast helped support the other leg, keeping the weight of limping off it. But then I don’t think there was any damage to that other leg to start. I am not sure exactly what all she had to do during recovery but I remember the un-operated leg’s cast looked more like jell and she took them to the lake to swim for therapy. Poor baby. I hope she recovers quickly and the she doesn’t have to go through it twice.
  16. They are so stinking cute.. Wish I got mine done at the same time. I think it would have been so much easier. But I did them a month apart. That is how my two played at that age. My girl would do what Toby is doing. (Lay behind me or between my legs, she would even run in her kennel or a corner of the room.) We thought it was cute but now I feel bad because the behavioralist said that was actually her way of asking for help. (I don’t know if that is what Toby is doing though) Again, this is just what was going on with my pups. I truly believe every pup and situation is different. This is just what worked for my pups.... The behavioralist had me set in the center of the room and hold my girl. Every time the boy came in to snip at her or get between her and me, I was to push him away (your hands are like a dogs mouth and they can miss read this as playing so I made sure I was pushing him away on his side or butt) As I was doing this I would say “Theia time” when he would finally go find something else to do I would reward him with attention. I did this 4 times a day. Now all I have to do is say Theia time and he goes off finding something else to do. This took about a month to be 100%. This also helped with training them separately. I took this training and started implementing it when I saw that she was hiding between my feet, legs, corner, or jumps on the couch and lays close to me. This one thing made such a huge difference. I cannot have collars on my pups. They got tangled up once and I just don’t trust it. Mine knew/know all the commands. I think that was the most frustrating thing about all this. They are so well behaved and listened in every other situation (expect on walks when he sees another dog LOL) But it is like a switch flips and I could be covered in raw meat and they still wouldn’t listen. LOL For this I started doing Attention training. Every time they made eye contact I would say attention and give them a treat. Now I say attention and they look at me for their treats instead of reacting to whatever is going on. This has really helped for when we are on walks or go to a store. We are still not 100% but it is a lot better. I have never seen that spray. I have only used the mixture or Bitter Apple (LOL). I think I only had to do hydrogen peroxide with neosporn once or twice. If it is just a little scratch I didn’t mess with it. My girl has broken skin around her nose and eye right now (not sure if from the boy or daycare) I am not doing anything with it just keeping an eye on it. For anything major I go to the feed store and get that purple spray anti-septic spray.
  17. ❤️🥰❣️❤️🥰❣️❤️🥰❣️❤️ The boy watching his favorite animal show. LOL Little girl playing with her ball in peace. ❤️🥰❣️❤️🥰❣️❤️🥰❣️❤️
  18. Thank you for the info... That is the biggest pushed food here in the US. My OLD vet tried pushing it on me a few months ago and when I pushed back he actually got pissy with me. It’s unreal... Vets think only they know best. Prescription food is pushed so hard here and it is all bad. Whether there is a recall or not. I personally could not feed it to mine in good faith. Thanks again for the heads up.
  19. Not all behavioral issues can be fixed by nurturing.LOL it takes a lot of training. However, that is exactly why I had my male done at 4 months. He was getting very nasty and was extremely difficult to handle. He is well on his way to being possibly bigger then dad which was 60 lbs. Almost all of his behavioral issues stopped and he became a big cuddle bug almost immediately. (Depending on age, it takes a few months for the testosterone to lower) and other then his food allergies/intolerance, he is perfectly healthy. I think it is a personal choice. I worked at the Shelter as a vet tech and we nurtured everything as soon as they hit 2 lbs. Never had an issue. None of my personal dogs ever had long term medical issues and all lived very long healthy lives. As an Animal Control Officer (retired now) I cannot tell you how many calls I would respond to because two unfixed males or two unfixed females were either trying to kill each other or one did kill the other. There is so many studies out there regarding the when and why you should nurture and they contradict each other. The only medical complications I have personally seen that is linked to this subject has been Testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, and ovarian cyst in un altered dogs. *fun fact* vets here charge by weight. So, how much of this truly is for medical or is it for them to charge more.....
  20. I use a holistic vet. So there are a bunch of meds you could use. However, my pups were very sick and was put on a bunch of meds when they were little until we figured out it was them having an intolerance and allergies to certain foods. The vet says their stomachs have been stripped of all the good stuff causing the acid to upset their tummies which is why when they are feed something that is on their intolerance list, he gets a flare up. I give them the enzymes only right now with each meal. Until their tummies are completely healed. Then I will be adding the probiotics once the stomach liner is good. *I was told by both the vet and nutritionist this next part will not hurt your pup if he does not have heartburn but if it is truly heartburn it will stop the episode immediately* When I notice the onset of an episode I immediately give a tablespoon of water mixed with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. He is 55lbs I put it in a syringe squirt it in his mouth. I only have a window of 30 minutes to do this or else he will throw up stomach acid. Since I know what triggers it, I only give it when he has an accidental exposure. But if it is a constant issue then you could give it with each meal. But only for a short time until the cause is found. Some will even put a little in their furbabies water bowl as a maintenance thing. Mine love the taste so that would not be an issue. However, that much Apple cider vinegar could cause more of an issue with mine since his tummy liner is so bad. Hope this helped
  21. This is what I was advised by my vet and the behavioralist. Do not let them throat grab. It can cause damage to their throat. My male started coughing and gagging. The behavioralist said that it is a hunting take down (killing their pray) and could cause them to fight and seriously hurt each other when they are older. That video was filmed yesterday and it takes two of us at all times to keep an eye on things. They are a lot better. I started having to squirt them with a water bottle. The timing had to be perfect in order to allow them to still play but have them understand that certain things would not be allowed. It has really helped Are the boys nurtured? Would like to think that would be an easy fix but, mine started this after my girl had mouth surgery and I had to keep them separate for 2 months. They have also both been altered for quit sometime so hormones had nothing to do with mine acting that way.
  22. That is awesome. It’s so exciting when they go through their different stages.
  23. Yes and yes, LOL Doing tug of war with normal healthy baby teeth will come out easily and roots normally don’t cause an issue. It is normal to have the adult k9 come in while the baby k9 is still there. But never have seen it like that. My pups baby teeth never turned grey and the roots came out attached to the tooth. I would be concerned with how much of the tooth is showing up in the gum area and how this is effecting the new tooth growing in. Glad the vet said it is no big deal. I would still want a dental tech to physical look at it. Hopefully it comes out with no issue. Tooth fairy should get ready. 😁
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