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Earth Animal No Hide Salmon Chews

I know there were discussions before as to whether or not these chews were safe, at the time we did determine they were safe. I have recently read articles that they are not safe, the advertising is misleading and different sources have determined these are made of hide....any thoughts on these? Toby loves them, always supervised, and only gets one occasionally. Now I am doubting if he should have these as I would never give him rawhide, and I am afraid now that is what these might be...

Added by Debbie and Toby on August 20, 2018 at 4:28pm — 11 Comments

Feeding an orphan puppy...

We are fostering a Maltese puppy who came to us from the San Diego Humane Society at seven days old.

The Humane Society provided us with the milk replacement that they use.  It is excellent and surpasses any previous milk replacer we have used.  

Of course, mom's milk is the best!  However, there are times when a lactating mom is not available.  The…

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Added by Richard Crowe on August 19, 2018 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

Second Opinion

Hopefully this post will find all of you in good health! However, if any of my friends on DK have any serious health problems and/or are contemplating serious (and possibly life changing) surgery, I strongly recommend that you get a second medical opinion before proceeding with that plan of care.

I had serious back problems. My back hurt me so badly that I could not sit up, I had to eat my meals lying down and a car ride was excruciating in the pain that it caused me.

The first…

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Added by Richard Crowe on August 10, 2018 at 12:50pm — 9 Comments

Another Reminder About Xylitol

Hey everyone, long time no see! I just wanted to write because we recently experienced a really big scare in the family and I thought it would be worth posting a reminder.

My sister's 2 year old Maltipoo almost died this last week, after getting into gum inside of her purse while they were asleep. He ate around 15 pieces of the gum - it was Ice Breakers and the first ingredient is xylitol. They rushed him to the emergency vet when they found out what he'd done - and they kept…

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Added by Camilla and Darwin on July 29, 2018 at 8:34pm — 6 Comments

Chase Crossed the Rainbow Bridge Today

I haven't been super active on DK in recent years, but I know that some of the older members will remember my dog Chase. He was helped over the rainbow bridge today after a sudden illness. 

He was the dog that was sent here to teach me. We had a difficult relationship in the early years, a combination of his anxiety and reactivity and my inexperience. Over time people came into my life to teach me and as I learned more about behavioural problems in dogs and came to understand him…

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Added by Stella on July 23, 2018 at 6:06pm — 25 Comments

Fireworks and Doodles, Oh My!

I hate fireworks. I am not going to beat around the bush and start by saying I only hate some fireworks, maybe just the loud boom ones. No, I hate them all. As a kid I used to watch them and later when I had kids, we would drive somewhere in horrible traffic so we could watch an hour’s worth of flashes only to have to try and get back home before dawn in the bumper to bumper traffic. It was never my favorite experience and knowing me, I probably offered bribes to my children to make it more…

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Added by Laurie, Fudge, and Vern on July 12, 2018 at 5:59am — 20 Comments

Belle's Very Bad, Really Rotten, 48-hour Independence Day

I'll start by saying that Belle, who turned 3 in June, has never had a problem with the booming noises (thunder, fireworks, even guns) that periodically plague our neighborhood.  She first came home in August, so by her first 4th of July here, she was already a year old.  I had been reading Doggy Dan's training advice, and convinced a number of (somewhat dubious) dog-owning friends to gather with us and their puppies in a large living room supplied with lots of antlers, Himalayan chews,…

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Added by Andrea, Belle and Honey on July 4, 2018 at 11:28pm — 11 Comments

Floor Cleaner For Judy's Birthday

NOT REALLY FOR HER BIRTHDAY  The purchase just happened to coincide closely to her birthday...



AND I REALLY DIDN'T BUY IT FOR HER  Although she will benefit from the purchase...



All of our floors are ceramic tile - our rescue dogs are not always house trained so dog proof floors are pretty necessary. We want our home spiffy clean despite our dogs...



We use a Hoover…

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Added by Richard Crowe on June 12, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Trolling for new members for Northern Va. Doodles.

The Northern Virginia doodle group was formed some time ago, and many of the dogs are now 14-15 years old.  Some may have gone to Rainbow Bridge.  There has been no activity in the group so I am reaching out to our newer members in case they are from Northwen Virginia area and asking them to please join the group so we can the  use it to stay in touch and not interrupt the whole Doodlekisses.

I am hoping to find some support from another doodle owner to ease me into grooming…

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Added by c zoomer on May 30, 2018 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Happy 10th Birthday, Blaze!

Added by Rose on May 30, 2018 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Goodbye Luna.

This past Friday we said goodbye to our beautiful Luna after a 2 month battle with Lymphoma.  

We are heartbroken but we knew it was time to let her go.  Since Thursday morning she had been unable to keep food/water down and she was listless, restless and very sleepy.  In the last few weeks her tumors made a "comeback" and overwhelmed the Prednisone she had been taking to buy us a little more time with her.  We are so thankful that we had these last few months to enjoy her and…

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Added by J and Luna on May 27, 2018 at 6:03am — 36 Comments

Sweet GracieDoodle Passed Away February 21, 2018

With sad heartbreaking news our sweet beautiful intelligent silly best friend passed away from bloat 2 months shy of her 11th birthday.  She was the love of our life and moving on has been so hard.  I haven't posted in years on DK and just now have figured out how to get back to posting.  I did inform some of the people I know here through Facebook.  Graciedoodle was in the best of health, perfect athletic weight and very agile.  We have known about bloat since the day we brought her home so…

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Added by Nancie & Gracie Doodle on May 16, 2018 at 5:35pm — 39 Comments

Surviving Week One

Week One

So 2 puppies are definitely A LOT more work than 1 puppy, but so far we are still very happy we decided to get 2.

PROS:

  • They play with each other
  • Each have their own personality
  • Less fighting between the kids for puppy time
  • Hubby and I can each have a puppy
  • Cheyenne is becoming "alpha", sort of.  They have learned to give her space

CONS:

  • Our trainer became suddenly less…
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Added by Shelli Welter on May 13, 2018 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Surprise we came home with litter mates

How did this happen?

I'll start at the beginning With Cheyenne (dachshund) and Dakota (Golden doodle).

Just over 13 years ago we decided we wanted a dog.  Being that we were getting married in a few months (and had an 11 month old) we tried to compromise on a breed.  I wanted a small dog (smaller poo!) and hubby wanted a golden doodle.  We compromised and got a dachshund and a golden doodle.  We got Cheyenne (dachshund) Friday evening and Dakota (golden doodle on Sat morning). …

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Added by Shelli Welter on May 6, 2018 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Happy 14th Birthday, Robyn!

Added by Rose on May 1, 2018 at 5:49am — 8 Comments

I have a Labra-something?-doodle

I recently got a Wisdom Panel done on Orwell because I've always been suspicious that he has something else in him other than lab and poodle. As I suspected, Orwell's mother is not a pure lab and poodle cross. 

Here are his results:

So, Orwell is 12.5% a mix of something. They couldn't pinpoint the…

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Added by Kaitee and Orwell on April 18, 2018 at 3:42pm — 5 Comments

The Evolution of Maggie


Maggie’s a different dog than any I’ve known before. It’s been 9 weeks that she’s been here, and we coexist peacefully. She’s doing perfectly on her potty training when I’m home. Going to work is still a major work in progress, and I haven’t found the perfect solution, but we’re working on it.

She’s still not very affectionate. Everyone has an opinion, and I think that the truth lies somewhere within all the wisdom I’ve received. She went to see the groomer last week and she did…

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Added by Stacy on April 17, 2018 at 10:26am — 7 Comments

Chewbacca first video

Here's Chewy in his first video with a guest appearance by Mojo. 

Added by Jon Rascon on April 7, 2018 at 12:40pm — 4 Comments

Barium swallow

Tomorrow Winston turns 1 and has to go in for his Barium swallow. Please pray that we get some answers! Thank you.

Added by Gina s on March 20, 2018 at 4:31pm — 12 Comments

Charlie and his doodle friends on a TALK SHOW! (Pickler & Ben)

Hey Guys! I'm not sure if anybody has heard of the Pickler and Ben talk show, but Charlie and his doodle friends (@thatdoodsquad on instagram) were invited to be guests on the show! What an amazing experience! We filmed the show last week and it should be airing within the next couple of weeks (i'll definitely update this post when I find out the date)!!

Seven of us girlfriends started getting together because of our doodles, and one of the doodle moms is a photographer. We…

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Added by S & Charlie on March 6, 2018 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

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