vironica -- I've gone back and read this whole thread a couple times, and I'm not sure who you are arguing with. Sure, you didn't get 100% supportive comments, but why do you keep going off? Wow. Chill.
You are the type of person that makes me SICK!!!!! If you rescued dogs then you KNOW what the world is like and how many homeless pets there are. Now you CAN'T call me a purbred snob because I own 2 mixed dogs a pound dog and a puppy rescued (literaly) from someones yard.
I am only a teenager and i know you did something wrong. Me and my mom fostered before and we fostered preg. dogs with puppies to times so you are sick person! I hope you feel good at night thinking about how you added more mutts to the world. And for what??? MONEY
"Look, you have no business judging. Just because i don't have a "purebred" doesn't mean they're not great dogs. How pathetically ignorant you sound. And I would have never used this site had I an idea that rude, self-righteous, dictators were the ones who were going to respond." Read a few post and get a clue this what 's like here.
"in each of us there is a little of us all" litchenberg
I was just answering them as they came in, I hit send and then I realized I hadn't responded to the whole thing. You were the only one who wasn't attacking, and I assumed you were going to too, when you were asking where i lived. you were the ONLY one out of this ENTIRE thread that didn't criticize or tell me i was wrong, when it wasn't about being wrong...i just asked for (what I thought) was simple help because the vets are closed out here on Sundays and my vet was on vacation. Instead...I got bashed for not overbreeding purebreds...then for me doing rescues, and then because i fed them what the doctors advised me to. But gee, i guess i should have just let everybody treat me like that? I don't know, if you were attacked like that for nothing...what would you have done. And...i could have atleast respected them had they not been OVERPOPULATING THEMSELVES. I'm sorry, but i just don't understand the logic there!
I'm giving them away, thank you, to people who want them out here. Talk to the Purebred breeder(s) at this site about making money. You don't live here, so you don't know what it's like. If you are old enough to read, I did rescue in the city too, but it's not like that here. I feel sorry for you too because you're obviously a kid who will grow up to work at a medial job and be mad at the world, trying to lecture people there too i'm sure. But you're a child so you know nothing yet. And being quick to judge...'probably never will. I won't respond to naive kids. Besides, the people who are taking the puppies are getting them fixed, so you can rest your mouth now.
Hello. A little tension here I'm afraid..... I don't understand the hostility from Veronica, but I am also extremely worried about anyone in the vet's office suggesting that you administer a laxative in any puppy food, especially that of a litter so young. Puppies can dehydrate and actually shed blood and tissue in such amounts as to cause a life threatening emergency situation within hours of consumption. ???????? not very practical advice. On the other hand, probiotics are benefical so I can see the addition of yogurt or buttermilk or cottage cheese.... but to add laxative as well sounds dangerous.
We must be reading a different thread, because I was *not* the "only one" that didn't attack you. corgilover and boxercorps were trying to help, and they were the first to respond. When I get attacked by people I don't know or don't respect, I usually WALK AWAY. Do you really think you're going to garner support with name calling?
BTW -- I want to retract the statement about Metamucil being a laxative -- it's not. It's fiber. I even found a site that recommended using Metamucil as a treatment for puppy diarrhea. Still, I found it only recommended for treating undesireable conditions -- not as a preventative.
INP 169 I'm curious about the entire recipe....I wean mine with evaporated milk and water equal parts, an egg yolk and 1 tbsp of Karo syrup for the first few days then make a mush with dry puppy food (Kirkland's Signature)that has been pulverized in a blender (with the milk formula. Yeah...Metamucil for a puppy? I'd cry too.
Thank you southgapets, i guess you missed the whole part where i'm littering the earth with mutts because of my litter and not purebreds, like siberian huskies? I'm not reacting this way for nothing...those are the responses i've received. the vets said a 1/2 of tspn for 2 cps food (they all only eat barely a combined cup) because they're a smaller breed and it was to be done for the first couple days. I never did that either with my rescue pups but then again, i always seemed to have the larger breed of dogs too. Metmucil, according to the can, says it can be just for regulatory purposes too, in small amounts, so i'm sure that's what they were intending it for. And since this ridiculous thread, i have looked on line and have found a few other "BREEDERS" that do this too. I can't imagine they would sabotage me and want my puppies sick or dead, but I'll stop giving it to them just in case.
I've never heard of adding Karo syrup either, but if that's what works for yours...with...the costco/kirkland brand of food...then great! I'm not going to say which food is better than the next, because I'm not the one who eats it, and they're your puppies.
ya, you're right, I shouldn't of done that to a kid. I apologize..i just got caught up in the whole thing. I just have never used one of these "threads" before and just thought i could come on here and get some help while my vet was out of town. I never thought i was going to be condemned for what was professionally advised to me and for what i bred. when I did rescue I just gave those puppies watered down food and formula if they didn't have a mom, but these are like my babies and I wanted to make sure i was giving them all they needed was all. That was wrong to do that to that kid though. I'm sorry. this is obviously a closed community and I just learned from someone that this is how some of these sites are.
And NodogYet, I wasn't talking about those first couple who first chimed in...they did actually help, only one of them too said not to use the food I was giving them, and not to give any store bought food. Though someone here gives their puppies Kirkland and I heard nothing about that. It was when I thought I'd just update and let them know that the puppies were just mad about the outdoors is all...and then the whole mutt littering thing came about. It's all in the posts.
vironica... welcome to TP. May I suggest to you to leave the metamucil out for the next feeding. My concern is that MAYBE it was to much for their little tummies since they threw it up right after eating. See if that helps. I know you want to do the best for your little babies. I just use puppy food watered down with warm water. That along with their mothers milk seems to do the trick. Also don't let these guys on here get to you. They more you argue with them the more they will attack. They love to do that to newbies. It is their way of initiation. They really are harmless. :)
***Edited By: sereneshihtzu on 6/25/2007 7:58:15 PM*** Reason: *
Life isn't like a box of chocolates . . it's more like a jar of jalapenos.
Vironica - although you said all puppies will be fixed (and I hope you make sure of this), please spay and neuter your dogs too so that there are other accidental litters (hoping this was accidental and not intentional). Nobody here is a "purebred snob." Most people here love mixes and have them. What they don't agree with is breeding anything for no reason, whether mixed or purebred. If you are breeding, it better be for a purpose. You should be breeding to BETTER the breed. You breed for conformation,temperment, and health as well as certain skill for hunting/working dogs. Breeding should serve a purpose, and there is no purpose in breeding mixed breeds. Yes, a lot of breeds started as mixes, but look how many breeds there are now. There is something for everyone. No need to make up new breeds. And by breeding Jackacockapoos or whatever you are not trying to create a new breed - just mixing dogs as are most people in it that breed mixes, They just stick two dogs together and let them breed and make "cute puppies" and it's "okay" because "people just love my cute dogs and so many people want their puppies." Please spay and neuter your dogs and leave the breeding to people that breed for a legitimate reason (ie. bettering the breed somehow).
quote~Not that it's any of your business...but close to Wyoming. Dogs that are in the pound, go quick. ~
NOT TRUE check out www.petpalsinc.org and see that they have over 60 pets in the shelter right now. This is in Hawk Springs WY. They are a no kill shelter. Call Linda, she will tell you how full they are and every other shelter in that area.
All you did is breed mutts. I love all dogs pure breed or mutts just hate the mutt breeders! Being a mutt is not their fault just the breeders.
My you have a temper there, you should learn to control that nasty emotion.