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PostSubject: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:33 pm

I think it would be easier on Cookie if I had her food dish raised a little higher, since she is getting up there in years. (She's 10 years old.) Her neck seems to be bothering her just a bit lately. (My dad wants me to give her apserin, which I said would be a bad, so don't worry about me doing it.)
When I asked my dad about this, he said that he doesn't want me to do it. !?!?!?! scratch
When I asked him why he said he doesn't know he doesn't want me to. Exclamation Question Exclamation Question Question Exclamation Question Exclamation Question Exclamation Question
Do you think it is a good idea to raise her dish for her? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:53 pm

Yes. Defenetly. All my dogs dishes are raised, as they are all moderatly tall... I didn't start doing it until Khobi started having a bit of trouble, but it works and makes it ALLOT easier for them.
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:58 pm

My dad won't let me. confused
I made it very clear that it will help her, but he doesn't listen. He doesn't even have a reason. I asked him what his reason was and he didn't have one. Crying or Very sad confused
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:03 pm

Okay, umm YES OF COURSE! I was reading somewhere and it said raised food dishes help digestion as well as the neck, because when it lower the food has to go up, but same level its easier! Good Luck with convensing dad! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:03 pm

Then, ask him if he will take her to the vet when somthing goes wrong because she is eating like that... Then, he'll have to pay money (Maybie even put her down!) when all he had to do was get a few books/chair and raise her bowl off the floor =/

I'll try and find some sites, hopefully you can show them to him, try to persuade him...
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:09 pm

Yes, percicley Amanda
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:13 pm

I'll get grounded if I say anything else about it. Even if I convince him he will say that I'm grounded because I didn't listen to him when he said to drop it. That's the way he is. But Cookie's health is worth getting grounded for.
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:15 pm

do you or him feed him?

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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:17 pm

I'm completely responsible for feeding, bathing, brushing, exercising, and looking after Cookie. He just pays her vet bills.
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:19 pm

Then why dont you get an off ground holder, and not just tell him. Gosh im going to be such a bad mom, telling people to lie~! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:21 pm

He doesn't go to where her food is anyways. Okay.
I agree that it isn't good to lie, but this is important. I put a box under her dish.
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:22 pm

yah! and what you could also do is get a heating pad and put it under her bed, or over her neck at night, that might help!

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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:24 pm

Yes, its better to lie than to see your dog suffer
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:27 pm

I'll ask my mom about the heating pad. (She cooperates better.) But she'll probably let me. Cookie's dog food is forumlated to help for arthritis. It did help too, a lot! Before we got it, she was really slowing down. She couldn't run as fast, she took several seconds to get up from laying down, she just wanted to lie around most of the day. This dog food we got her has really helped her! She can run faster, she get almost about jump from laying to standing, and she loves to walk around. She's in good health too!
The dog food doesn't make it seem gone altogether, but I'm sure that she would be in a lot more pain if it wasn't for her dog food.


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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:28 pm

thats great she is a gorgeous girl!

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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:34 pm

Ugh, sounds like my Khobi boy... That food helped? I was looking for some, but was never able to find any...
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:38 pm

It's a new dog food. It's called Natural Way (not sure if they sell it in England). It's endorsed by the official Lassie portrayer and we tried it. Great food (at least I think so)! Some people on Dogster say that's it's only 2 stars according to a dog-food rating website, but based on what it did for Cookie, I give it 5 stars.
You learn more about it at lassie.com.

Oh, and it has no artificial flavors or colors. So Cookie doesn't have to use the bathroom as much.
It comes in lamb and chicken. There is one for adults, puppies, and seniors. We were giving Cookie senior (which helps with arthritis even more), but my mom said that she has to drive a long way to get it and that when Harvey's or Wal-Marts starts getting it that she will get it.
Harvey's sells Natural Way, it just sells the adult food only. confused


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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:40 pm

I'll take a look for it... None of my dogs are sufferenig from it, at the moment...

I'll check out the site, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:42 pm

I edited my post to add more info.
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:47 pm

Oh, even better! Thanks even more! < 3
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:59 pm

Good news! I made one last effort to talk to my dad about the raise food dish issue. Lucky for me, he was in a good mood this time. This time I used what Gideon's human told me to convince him, and it worked!
Oh, and Cookie looks really comfortable eating with the dish raised now too. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:16 pm

Just took these pictures a second ago
Raised Dish

And here's Cookie with a bag of Natural Way.
Lassie Natural Way
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:18 pm

Very nice ^^ She looks quite comfortable, there ^^

Oh! I've seen that food before! =D
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:47 pm

My JRT eats that food, that is the only food that she will eat, without showing signs of allergies. She used to chew on her feet all the time. With Lassies, (what we call it) she leaves her feet alone, and they are not discolored anymore. Good product, for the price.
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PostSubject: Re: What do think of this?   Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:51 pm

Thanks for the imput ^^ I'm going to ask my mum to buy some tommorow
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