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General dog chat / Microchipping Adverse Reactions
« on: Oct 17, 2015, 11:07 »
With compulsory microchipping for our dogs in England starting from 6 April 2016 (I'm not sure if Scotland and Wales start on this day). It is worth pausing for thought that when putting foreign bodies into our dogs, for some, it has not been plain sailing.
For anybody not up to date with microchip adverse reactions, any microchip that has moved from it's original site of implant must be reported by law to the Secretary of State through the Veterinary Medicines Directorate. Your vet should be happy to do this. The microchip on one of my own dogs moved down to his upper leg and my vet has reported it.
The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015
Adverse reactions
10.—(1) Anyone who identifies an adverse reaction to a microchip or the failure of a microchip must report that reaction or failure to the Secretary of State.
(2) In this regulation “adverse reaction” means—
(a) any unnecessary pain or suffering, or any pathology on the part of a dog which is caused, or appears to be caused, by the implanting of a microchip; or
(b) the migration of a microchip from the site of implanting.
(3) In this regulation “failure of a microchip” means failure to transmit the number encoded in the microchip when scanned by an appropriate transceiver

General discussion / Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
« on: Oct 17, 2015, 10:10 »
It appears TROVET has launched an insect dry dog food which uses Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae as the protein source.TROVET IPD Hypoallergenic (Insect).
One place it is available from amongst others is (Netherlands)
Info, as is after translation
Trovet IPD Hypoallergenic (insect) food contains a single protein source (bug) and one carbohydrate source (potato). In Hypoallergenic (Bug), the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly recognized as a sustainable source of protein. Because in Europe are used in animal feed are not insects as a protein source, the chances are very small that a dog has previously developed an allergy. The combination of insect and potato therefore will rarely cause hypersensitivity reactions. By switching to a hypoallergenic diet food as Trovet IPD are reactions as scratching, rubbing and biting slowly reduced. Additionally Trovet IPD contains all the essential nutrients for your dog in optimal amounts. Please note that not all complaints will immediately diminish or disappear. Skin conditions improve for instance slowly. If symptoms decrease or disappear entirely diagnosed food allergy.
Potato, insect meal, poultry fat, vitamins and trace elements, poultry liver (hydrolyzate), calcium carbonate, fish oil, linseed

General discussion / What is the future of Dog Food?
« on: Oct 13, 2015, 19:38 »
What is the future of Dog Food? Could it even be insects. It appears to be already here or almost.
Jonker Pet Food, Netherlands
Jonker develops!
Dog Dietitian Dr Ken Tudor on Insects a New protein for Pet foods.
EntoBento in America make dog treats using insect flour. I'm not sure of the current EU legislation as regards insect protein in pet food. I have a feeling it is currently being looked at. Perhaps David can shed some light.

Dog treats / Re: treats containing garlic
« on: Oct 13, 2015, 08:58 »
Garlic has been used for centuries in first aid use and as a supplement for dogs. Juliette de Baïracli Levy (Juliette of the Herbs) 1912-2009 mentions Garlic a number of times in her book "The Complete Herbal Book for the Dog" (1955 - 1975). A book that is still sought after today. The Herbal firms, Hilton Herbs and Dorwest Herbs to name just two have been selling Garlic supplements for years. I'm sure an email to them as regards the safety of Garlic and dogs would answer any of your concerns. Used sensibly Garlic can help maintain general health.
There was an important and major breakthrough around 10 to 12 years ago in the Garlic world when the British biochemist Peter Josling and his team managed to find a way of extracting Allicin from Garlic and stabilising it. Allicin is very unstable. They managed to do this in a non toxic way. Stabilised Allicin is for both human and animal use and people use Allicinmax for a range of diseases including skin diseases  Many people use Allicinmax as a daily well-being supplement for their dogs, myself included.

The Jack Russell has been recognised by the Kennel Club and an interim breed Standard is to be published in April.

Dog foods / Re: "Retorn" Dog food
« on: Oct 08, 2015, 18:35 »
Here are couple of links regarding Retorn Adult Salmon.
As translated from a free website translation service, and in good faith.
Composition: Pea meal (35%), Salmon (27%), sweet potato (20%), salmon meal hydrolyzate (8%), salmon oil (5%), oil sunflower, pea fiber, mineral substances.
Analytical components:
Gross Protein 25%, Oils and Fats Gross 10%, crude fiber 2.5% Crude ash 7%, Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EPA + DHA) 1.3%
Nutritional additives:
Vitamin A 15500 IU, Vitamin D3 1300 IU, 300 IU Vitamin E, Zinc chelate to hydrate 550mg Amino Acids, Hydrate Copper Amino Acid Chelated to 73mg, Iodized Anhydrous Calcium 2,3mg
Product importer and distributor of feeding and accessories for company animals

General discussion / Re: High protein and hyperactivity
« on: Oct 04, 2015, 08:34 »
Stan Rawlinson, the Doglistener has a very interesting website and it is full of interesting advice and well worth spending some time on. He has put together an article "The High Protein Myth in Dog Food".

General discussion / Re: Dental Plaque
« on: Sep 29, 2015, 09:57 »
There is certainly growing concern as regards broken teeth when using products such as Antlers. I should imagine

Dental surgery to save a tooth is an expensive procedure. Not forgetting the traveling there and back from a

specialist Dental vet.

We have used Plaque Off and DentiQ Juicy Apple Ultra Persistent Periodontal Gel for sometime on our dogs. It's a

combination that seems to work very well indeed. Our Vet is really hot on teeth and is always pleased to see clean

teeth. DentiQ is a non toxic Gel and is effective without brushing although brushing would help even more and is

available from Amazon UK. DentiQ have a very good website and I have always found their customer service

excellent. DentiQ (Ward Biotech) are an Irish company. Plaque Off is widely available and is

well reviewed on many sites including Amazon. If a dog has a Thyroid problem then it is recommended to speak

to your vet first before using Plaque Off due to it's iodine content.

Introductions / Seaweed Here!
« on: Jan 15, 2015, 09:32 »
Hello to all. I'm Seaweed and have two Griffon Bruxellois's and they are both thriving on Nutriment. A big thank you David for having the foresight to put this forum together where like minded people
can share their thoughts and help one another.

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