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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    Quote Originally Posted by ollieivy View Post
    we use orijen and ivy and ollie always have been healthy throughout their almost 3 years of life. their coats are shiny and their is solid.
    Hi,

    Question to you was their always solid? Were now finished the first small bag and Bongos is OK soft serve. The Orijen people told me this is normal and will take him a little more that 1 bag for his stomach to get used to the richness then he should be ok. What was your experience?
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    Frank & Bongo

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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    Quote Originally Posted by cathryn View Post
    Thank You for sharing this! My little Lady Izzy is also on Orijen Puppy. She is 7 months and we have just started adding a bit of the orijen 6 fish adult formula for a slow tranisition. I am a big fan of Orijen.. we mix a teaspoon of pumpkin as well for a little fiber.. helps things on the other end
    How long have you been giving pumpkin and how often? WE give it to Bongo and it helps to solid up his he's 14 weeks. What has been your experience and is there such a thing as too much pumkin?
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    Frank & Bongo

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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    We do pumpkin with Lunch and Dinner feedings everyday.. We give a teaspoon and mix it in well(the things we do for love) We started doing it about 14 weeks and Izzy is now 7 months. Im not sure if there is such a thing as to much pumpkin but the amount we give works like a charm. Izzy has perfect poops.....
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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    Quote Originally Posted by Fbjdd View Post
    Hi,

    Question to you was their always solid? Were now finished the first small bag and Bongos is OK soft serve. The Orijen people told me this is normal and will take him a little more that 1 bag for his stomach to get used to the richness then he should be ok. What was your experience?
    actually no their was not always solid. it took about a month and a half. i gave them a dollop of balkan yogurt with each meal when they were puppies, and sometimes pumpkin (with no additives--just pumpkin) while they were puppies. but we haven't done that since they were a year old.
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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    Nice to know thanks fellow canadian are you back east? How do you handle the hot days in the summer with them?
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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    sweet thanks for the info.
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    Frank & Bongo

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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    Quote Originally Posted by Fbjdd View Post
    sweet thanks for the info.
    back east compared to you...in ontario.
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    sorry wrong quote.
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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    hot summers...ugh. ivy has a pool that we keep filled with cold water on the deck. she loves it, so she knows how to stay cool. ollie hates the water, and i am forever rubbing him down with ice packs when he starts to pant furiously.

    i don't let them sunbathe for too long...usually 5 minutes max if it's really hot (above 20 celsius). walks only early morning or at night...and that's about it. still looking for a gel harness to keep the big guy cool.
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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    Quote Originally Posted by ollieivy View Post
    hot summers...ugh. ivy has a pool that we keep filled with cold water on the deck. she loves it, so she knows how to stay cool. ollie hates the water, and i am forever rubbing him down with ice packs when he starts to pant furiously.

    i don't let them sunbathe for too long...usually 5 minutes max if it's really hot (above 20 celsius). walks only early morning or at night...and that's about it. still looking for a gel harness to keep the big guy cool.
    Wow so 20 Celsius or above I thought it was 25 degrees and I thought they could walk but no strenuous excercize? Man they will be cooped up all summer in BC. Any other advice I want him to enjoy the summer but not hurt him obviously.
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    Frank & Bongo

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    Default Re: Protein debate and the response I recieved from Orijen which I'm feeding Bongo now

    Quote Originally Posted by Fbjdd View Post
    Wow so 20 Celsius or above I thought it was 25 degrees and I thought they could walk but no strenuous excercize? Man they will be cooped up all summer in BC. Any other advice I want him to enjoy the summer but not hurt him obviously.
    Bea is especially sensitive to heat, I've noticed - but as long as she can get in and out of her pool (I keep the water clean and cool) she's great -- even in super warm weather. Bo, on the other hand, isn't smart enough to get out of the sun. He's more active than Bea but far more likely to get overheated because he doesn't sit in the pool non-stop like Bea does. I have to monitor him more closely -- even though he's the more athletic of the two. Read up on the signs of overheating in EBs and then watch your pup closely. My first bullie, Mable, could tolerate heat far better than either of these two can. I think each dog is different, for that reason. It's hard to reverse over heating so avoiding it in the first place is your best bet.

    Here's how I handle a hot Bullie Summer:
    1) Walks in the early morning, when it's cool. Exercise, discipline and then affection, right?
    2) Frequently change water in the water dishes to cold water. They seem to drink more water when I do this - and that's good in hot weather.
    3) We don't have AC here, so I position fans in windows in the A.M. so I can get the house as cool as possible before leaving for the day. Then, I contain them - with baby gates - in the coolest room in the house with fans running on the other side of the baby gate -- so there's no danger of them tipping over.
    4) I always plan outside activities in summer where there is a reliable, cool water source; lake, river, ocean. ALWAYS. So there's somewhere to cool off. Our favorite park (McCollum) has a stream with a doggie sized swimming hole and cool, forested paths that are perfect for summer walks.
    5) If you think it might be too hot to take them out in -- don't take em. Don't risk it.

    Some years ago, a fellow I worked got a job back East and had to drive himself, his stuff, his wife and his older EB in AUGUST from Seattle to Connecticut or some dang place. He thought he was prepared; took all the precautions possible right? But somewhere in Nebraska, his dog died in the back seat from over heating. It happened SO FAST too. He was heartbroken. I never want to face that reality and I know you don't either! Err on the side of caution - always - and you and Bongo will be great!

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