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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.

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 / 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?

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / DIY Dog Beds
« on: August 14, 2009, 11:33:20 am »
I just wanted to share that after searching and finding only expensive options (that weren't even big enough), I turned to BPO.  I did a search for "dog bed" and found several topics on them.  One BPOer had the brilliant idea to use crib mattresses as dog beds!  Being that I have never had a baby, this option had not occured to me.  So I did a search and found that walmart had some for $40.  I bought 2 and covered them with sheets and som old blankets and my guys love them!  ;D

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Allergic Reaction...
« on: August 07, 2009, 10:27:49 am »
So this morning I wake up to find my little guy, Murphy, with his whole face swollen up!  :o  His eyes were swollen the worst, they looked about the size of golf balls.  Needless to say I was scared to death!  I immediatley loaded him in the car and took off to the vet.  I was a bit optimistic because he was wagging his tail and didn't seem to be in shock.  The vet thinks that he got stung by something, but we couldn't find any stingers left behind.  Which makes me think it might be yellow jackets, because they can sting you and not leave their stinger behind. Vet gave him a shot and some pills to take at home and said that he will be fine.  Has anyone else had a similar experience?

Here's a great opportunity to get your pups clean for a good cause!  Hope to see some BPOers from the dallas area there!



Join us July 25th from 12pm-4pm at Pet Supplies Plus at 4100
Legacy Drive and Coit, (next door to Sprouts Market) in Plano for

Operation Kindness Doggie Wash Day!

100% of the proceeds will go to Operation Kindness to support the Mission!

There are two special pampering packages available: The 'Standard Wash' is $7.50/dog and the 'Premium Pampering' is $12/dog, which includes shampoo, conditioner, doggie cologne and a bag of delicious Wellness treats! Afterwards, you can visit with the
photographer on site for a post primping photo!

Operation Kindness will be on site with Pet Adoptions and will be doing microchipping for dogs for $15 each, which includes lifetime registration!

Hope to see you there!!

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / mini vent about chewing
« on: July 10, 2009, 11:08:12 am »
ARRGG!  I woke this morning at 7 am to a loud thumping sound.  I walked into the living room to find my two monsters pulling books off of the bottom shelf of the bookcase and chewing them to pieces :o!  I just wanted to scream! Anyway...just had to vent

Hey guys!  So I was thinking about turning one of the rooms in my house into a doggy play room.  I was thinking rubber or foam flooring would be the best thing to go with.  Has anyone ever put rubber flooring in (or had it put in)?  Any ideas on where to get a good deal on the flooring?

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Hello BPO!
« on: July 06, 2009, 02:34:09 pm »
I just realized (in my excitement as a new doggie mama ;) ;D) that I had posted without giving a proper intro! My name is Carina and I am the proud mama to Wicket a 7 month old Great Pyr and Murphy a 9 week old Husky/Pyr mix.  I also have 5 cats, Goo, Boo, Mouse, Pooter, and Gwilly, and several fish including Stan the beta.  AS you can see I have quite a crew at my house!:D I have never had dogs before and I was THRILLED when I found this site!  I have already recieved great advice and I enjoy reading about everyone's experiences.  I will post some more pics of my kiddos soon (Wicket and Murphy are in the avatar).  Hooray for BPO! ;D :D ;D

Collars, crates, & other cool things / Dog Ramp
« on: June 19, 2009, 03:35:44 pm »
Ok, so now that my question has been answered bout jumping vs. ramps...does anyone have suggestions on where to find quality affordable dog ramps?

This question comes from my hubby: Is it common for big dogs not to jump into and out of cars? 
My 6mo old great pyr, Wicket, seems not to know how to jump. Particularly into and out of the car. Naturally, my solution was to try a ramp for Wicket.  Hubby says "He doesn't need a ramp! He just needs to learn how to jump!"  My issue is, what if he never learns to jump? We can't keep lifting a now 60-70lb (and growing!) great pyr into and out of the car!  I was just wondering about other people's thoughts, experiences, and possible solutions to this situation.  Is this normal for pyrs or big dogs in general? Has anyone ever used the ramps before? 

Great Pyrenees Discussions / The double dew claws
« on: June 17, 2009, 10:33:52 am »
My 6 month old great pyr, Wicket, was born without the trademark double dewclaws.  I was wondering if any of you fellow pyr owners had heard of that and if it is a rare or common occurance. 

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / He has fleas! Yikes!
« on: June 16, 2009, 06:00:59 pm »
My 8 week old pup has fleas and I am having trouble finding a treatment for puppies under 12 weeks.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

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