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Food Discussion & Information / Re: pumpkin for loose stools?
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:30:59 am »
Thanks! Both my boys loved pumpkin right away! :D  How often do you feed it to your kiddos?

Food Discussion & Information / pumpkin for loose stools?
« on: September 29, 2009, 12:16:23 pm »
When we first got Murphy, he had loose stool.  It turned out to be worms, so the vet dewormed him and gave him some medicine.  His stools were fine for a while but soon became loose again.  I have decided to try pumpkin, but I have some questions. 
How much should I give him?
Should I mix it with his dry food?
How often should I feed it to hime?

Thanks guys!  :) 

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / 2nd trip to the dog park
« on: September 25, 2009, 10:59:57 am »
So the first visit was to one of the outdoor dog parks in our area.  Wicket and Murphy seemed to like it ok, but they were pretty shy and didn't play very much.  Not one to be discouraged, I decided to take them to this big fancy new indoor dog park (www.unleashedd  I am so glad I did because they had a blast! They were not shy at all this time and they made lots of new friends including the only other big paw there, a beautiful great dane!  I'm not sure what it is about this park, but they loved it.  This place will be a great place to take them during the Texas winter when it gets pretty yucky outside. ;D

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Wags & Waves
« on: September 22, 2009, 09:36:52 am »

To all the BPOers in the DFW area...

We’re only days away from Wags & Waves, so register NOW at www.WagsAndWav <> .

Your dogs will never forgive you if you miss this event!

Say “So long” to summer at Wags & Waves, the ultimate pool party for people and their pets!

Sat., Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in Garland!

At this day-long event, presented by the Metroplex Animal
Coalition (MAC), you’ll have fun in the sun as you float
down the park’s Lazy River or wade in the Wave Pool with
your canine companions by your side.

How cool is that?!

In addition to the various pools and water attractions, other activities at Wags & Waves include live music by The Big Guns, low-cost microchips and ID tags, professional pet photos, vendors, canine contests for best costume and pet trick, food for purchase and more

Admission to Wags & Waves is $20 per person online or at the

A limited number of covered cabanas for 6 people are available for $150. There is no charge for children under 2 years of age. Those who register early online will receive a free event T-shirt!

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark – Firewheel is located at 4550 N.
Garland Avenue in Garland.

To register online or for more information, visit
www.WagsAndWav <> .

Proceeds from Wags & Waves will benefit the Metroplex Animal
Coalition’s free spay/neuter program.

Member organizations participating in the event are Animal
Guardians of America, Cat Matchers,

Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance, Legacy Boxer Rescue and
Paws in the City.

Presenting sponsors of Wags & Waves are Café Pacific/Jack
Knox and Hawaiian Falls Waterpark.

Additional sponsorship support is provided by Celebrity Café
& Bakery, Dogs Rule Resort, K-9 University,

Longhorn Bingo, Pet Butler, Petco, Petite Pooch Chateau and Urban
Animal Magazine.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: omg CHECK THIS OUT
« on: September 19, 2009, 11:21:46 am »
No, you shouldn't have to print out pictures for a groomer!  Have you tried to find a grommer in your area that specializes in large breeds/double coated breeds?  I don't know how rare that is but it is worth a shot.  Also you could ask some fellow dog owners for recommendation s.

There is no excuse for a dog to be sent home dripping wet! I used to work for a dog boarding/daycare/grooming facility, and our groomers were great! They would hand dry untill the dog was 90% dry and then cage dry.  I never saw a dog go home damp, let alone dripping.

Maybe the vet you took Rota to (the one who specializes in large breeds) has a recommendation for a groomer.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: omg CHECK THIS OUT
« on: September 17, 2009, 02:05:55 pm »
I totally agree with you SC Trojans!  I also groom my boys myself.  It usually takes me about 2 hours as well to bathe and dry both dogs.  Although Murphy, the husky/pyr mix has shorter hair than Wicket, the full pyr. I also agree that investing in a dog dryer would be best.  :D

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: omg CHECK THIS OUT
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:57:54 am »
OMG!  That totally looks like another dog! I wonder if it will be the same with Wicket?  Pyrs have the double coat too... ;)

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: First trip to the dog park
« on: September 09, 2009, 12:04:53 pm »
Yeah, I figured it was just because it was their first time.  I would like to take them once a week, especially if we find a dog park we and the pups really love.  I plan on taking them to another one this weekend.  That stinks that Cosby had such a bad experience :(. But at least Rota is having fun! I will let everyone know how our next adventure goes!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / First trip to the dog park
« on: September 08, 2009, 11:09:58 am »
Wicket and Murphy took their first trip to the dog park yesterday  ;D!  We have several in our area and decided to try the one closest to our house.  It is about 2 acres with and area for dogs over 30lbs and one for dogs under 30lbs.  Although, everybody was in the over 30lbs section regardless of dog size.  But everyone got along fine so I guess its no big deal.  I was surprised to find that my boys were pretty shy around the other pups.  Murphy did play more than Wicket, but they really just walked around and observed everthing.  Maybe its just because it was their first time  :). We do plan to take them on a regular basis now that they are both old enough.  There is another dog park in our area with a lake that they can go swimming in (they love to swim), and there is also a new indoor dog park that just opened. If anyone lives in the dallas area you should check out their website: www.unleashedd
Did anyone else's pups have the same experience?  Or do you think my guys are just shy?  ;)

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / Re: ARRGGG!
« on: September 03, 2009, 03:33:35 pm »
they sure did! ;)

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / ARRGGG!
« on: September 02, 2009, 10:10:43 am »
This morning at around 7am I woke to the sound of my mother screaming at my dogs to stop. So I walk into the living room to find out whats going on.
First let me say that we have a dog door leading out to our backyard, so that the dog can go in and out when they need to.  Second, we have a small koi fish pond in the backyard.
So I see my mom standing at the back door, and she says to me, "They got in the pond.  They dug a mud hole next to it and they are covered in mud.  Look at your couch."  So I turn and look at my now mud covered couch.  Meanwhile the dogs are running around the backyard like crazy people.
This is the first time that they have done anything like this.  They have never even messed with the pond before. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get them to stay awat from the pond/stop digging?

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: My dog was murdered last weekend
« on: August 31, 2009, 01:08:49 pm »
These stories are heartbreaking! I can not believe you PyrLove!  It is not your place to judge other people who obviously loved their pets very much! >:( Please take your ignorant BS elsewhere, because we don't want or need to hear it.  This board is about helping people and sharing the lives of ourselves and our pups.  I hope that you never make a mistake... 

I just want to say to Samsmom and Truckerdave that I am so sorry for your losses. Please don't leave on account of some ignorant wannabe thinks they know-it-all person.  I am new to this board and to being a dog owner and this board has been great! I am sending much love and support to both of you! 

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Hello
« on: August 25, 2009, 10:22:26 am »
Welcome!   :D ;D

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: apparently an irish spotted
« on: August 24, 2009, 10:06:03 am »
Yay Rota!  Snooty people suck!  Rota is beautiful, that breeder was probably jealous  ;)

Newfoundland Pictures / Re: zeus
« on: August 20, 2009, 10:27:23 am »
Zues is a great name!  And he is beautiful :D!

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