Our Dog Max: Still Alive

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Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by M Derme » Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:59:17



Years ago, I would post to this newsgroup.  For
most of my dog's life (he is now 15 years, 5
months old) he has lived on a diet of brown rice,
black eyed peas, calcium, flax-seed oil, and
vitamins. The diet was formulated by:

  http://www.petdiets.com/about

A few years ago, Max stopped eating the above food
and Dr. Remillard formulated a diet based on corn,
green peas,
and a protein source.  That source has been either
cottage cheese, string cheese, or salmon. Also added
are calcium and vitamins.

At about three years of age, Max had calcium
oxalate bladder stones, so the above diets are low
in oxalates.  Additionally,
I have been using potassium citrate to keep his
urine PH between 6.75 and 8.00 as these stones
develop in acidic urine. The cheapest source of
potassium citrate is here:

http://purebulk.com/

Early on, to figure out the amount of potassium
citrate
to administer, I used these ph indicators:

pH-Fix test strips 4.5 to 10, 100 PK

http://www.nurania.com/loba/Macherey%20-%20Nagel.pdf

I have purchased the strips from various sources.

Urine PH has a circadian rhythm. Acidic in the
morning
and becoming increasing basic as the dog eats.
I administer the potassium citrate with all his
meals with the
largest dose included with his meal at 9:30 PM.

I am not a veterinarian, so it is best to consult
with one
to determine a starting dose.

Max's hearing is not good and he is arthritic. He
certainly no longer does these:

https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/dermer/public/Max/Max_tricks.wmv

But he still chases a rope toy and wags his tail.

Also these days he "walks himself" in the house.
Generally he eliminates in our bathrooms or
on hardwood floors. If he uses the carpet, our
Bissell Little Green Machine

www.bissell.com/

can well clean up the mess.

We love our Max, but like us all: he is mortal.
We cherish our time with him.

I hope this update will help others.

--Marshall

 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by William Clodi » Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:00:10


Quote:

> Years ago, I would post to this newsgroup.  For
> most of my dog's life (he is now 15 years, 5
> months old) he has lived on a diet of brown rice,
> black eyed peas, calcium, flax-seed oil, and
> vitamins. The diet was formulated by:

>   http://www.petdiets.com/about

> A few years ago, Max stopped eating the above food
> and Dr. Remillard formulated a diet based on corn,
> green peas,
> and a protein source.  That source has been either
> cottage cheese, string cheese, or salmon. Also added
> are calcium and vitamins.

> At about three years of age, Max had calcium
> oxalate bladder stones, so the above diets are low
> in oxalates.  Additionally,
> I have been using potassium citrate to keep his
> urine PH between 6.75 and 8.00 as these stones
> develop in acidic urine. The cheapest source of
> potassium citrate is here:

> http://purebulk.com/

> Early on, to figure out the amount of potassium
> citrate
> to administer, I used these ph indicators:

> pH-Fix test strips 4.5 to 10, 100 PK

> http://www.nurania.com/loba/Macherey%20-%20Nagel.pdf

> I have purchased the strips from various sources.

> Urine PH has a circadian rhythm. Acidic in the
> morning
> and becoming increasing basic as the dog eats.
> I administer the potassium citrate with all his
> meals with the
> largest dose included with his meal at 9:30 PM.

> I am not a veterinarian, so it is best to consult
> with one
> to determine a starting dose.

> Max's hearing is not good and he is arthritic. He
> certainly no longer does these:

> https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/dermer/public/Max/Max_tricks.wmv

> But he still chases a rope toy and wags his tail.

> Also these days he "walks himself" in the house.
> Generally he eliminates in our bathrooms or
> on hardwood floors. If he uses the carpet, our
> Bissell Little Green Machine

> www.bissell.com/

> can well clean up the mess.

> We love our Max, but like us all: he is mortal.
> We cherish our time with him.

> I hope this update will help others.

> --Marshall

It is good to hear from an oldtimer.
 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by M Derme » Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:22:51


Thanks William.  --Marshall



<
<< Years ago, I would post to this newsgroup.  For
<< most of my dog's life (he is now 15 years, 5
<< months old) he has lived on a diet of brown rice,
<< black eyed peas, calcium, flax-seed oil, and
<< vitamins. The diet was formulated by:
<<
<<    http://www.petdiets.com/about
<<
<< A few years ago, Max stopped eating the above food
<< and Dr. Remillard formulated a diet based on corn,
<< green peas,
<< and a protein source.  That source has been either
<< cottage cheese, string cheese, or salmon. Also
added
<< are calcium and vitamins.
<<
<< At about three years of age, Max had calcium
<< oxalate bladder stones, so the above diets are low
<< in oxalates.  Additionally,
<< I have been using potassium citrate to keep his
<< urine PH between 6.75 and 8.00 as these stones
<< develop in acidic urine. The cheapest source of
<< potassium citrate is here:
<<
<< http://purebulk.com/
<<
<< Early on, to figure out the amount of potassium
<< citrate
<< to administer, I used these ph indicators:
<<
<< pH-Fix test strips 4.5 to 10, 100 PK
<<
<<
http://www.nurania.com/loba/Macherey%20-%20Nagel.pdf
<<
<< I have purchased the strips from various sources.
<<
<< Urine PH has a circadian rhythm. Acidic in the
<< morning
<< and becoming increasing basic as the dog eats.
<< I administer the potassium citrate with all his
<< meals with the
<< largest dose included with his meal at 9:30 PM.
<<
<< I am not a veterinarian, so it is best to consult
<< with one
<< to determine a starting dose.
<<
<< Max's hearing is not good and he is arthritic. He
<< certainly no longer does these:
<<
<<
https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/dermer/public/Max/Max_tricks.wmv
<<
<<
<< But he still chases a rope toy and wags his tail.
<<
<< Also these days he "walks himself" in the house.
<< Generally he eliminates in our bathrooms or
<< on hardwood floors. If he uses the carpet, our
<< Bissell Little Green Machine
<<
<< www.bissell.com/
<<
<< can well clean up the mess.
<<
<< We love our Max, but like us all: he is mortal.
<< We cherish our time with him.
<<
<< I hope this update will help others.
<<
<< --Marshall
< It is good to hear from an oldtimer.
<

 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by Matt » Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:20:55



Quote:
> We love our Max, but like us all: he is mortal.
> We cherish our time with him.

Marshall, your story is wonderful.  I have lost two dogs since I
last posted here, though now, through the wonders of rescue I
now have two once again.

I watch this group because for years the folks here (you, too)
gave me wonderful advice in dealing with Rocky's issues.

I watch this group to hear about good stuff.

--
--Matt.

 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by buglad » Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:09:28



   I have lost two dogs since I
Quote:
> last posted here, though now, through the wonders of rescue I
> now have two once again.

> I watch this group because for years the folks here (you, too)
> gave me wonderful advice in dealing with Rocky's issues.

> I watch this group to hear about good stuff.

Hey Matt!
So sorry you lost Rocky.  He certainly took you on a new journey.
Do you do agility with your new pups?

buglady
take out the dog before replying

 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by buglad » Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:12:00


Hey Marshall, I mistakenly sent my reply to you personally.  Could you
send it back to me so I can post it here?  For some reason a sent copy
was not saved.  Danged Thunderbird.

Good to hear from you,

buglady
take out the dog before replying


Quote:
> Years ago, I would post to this newsgroup.  For most of my dog's life
> (he is now 15 years, 5 months old) he has lived on a diet of brown rice,
> black eyed peas, calcium, flax-seed oil, and vitamins. The diet was
> formulated by:

>   http://www.petdiets.com/about

> A few years ago, Max stopped eating the above food and Dr. Remillard
> formulated a diet based on corn, green peas,
> and a protein source.  That source has been either
> cottage cheese, string cheese, or salmon. Also added
> are calcium and vitamins.

> At about three years of age, Max had calcium oxalate bladder stones, so
> the above diets are low in oxalates.  Additionally,
> I have been using potassium citrate to keep his urine PH between 6.75
> and 8.00 as these stones develop in acidic urine. The cheapest source of
> potassium citrate is here:

> http://purebulk.com/

> Early on, to figure out the amount of potassium citrate
> to administer, I used these ph indicators:

> pH-Fix test strips 4.5 to 10, 100 PK

> http://www.nurania.com/loba/Macherey%20-%20Nagel.pdf

> I have purchased the strips from various sources.

> Urine PH has a circadian rhythm. Acidic in the morning
> and becoming increasing basic as the dog eats.
> I administer the potassium citrate with all his meals with the
> largest dose included with his meal at 9:30 PM.

> I am not a veterinarian, so it is best to consult with one
> to determine a starting dose.

> Max's hearing is not good and he is arthritic. He
> certainly no longer does these:

> https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/dermer/public/Max/Max_tricks.wmv

> But he still chases a rope toy and wags his tail.

> Also these days he "walks himself" in the house.
> Generally he eliminates in our bathrooms or
> on hardwood floors. If he uses the carpet, our
> Bissell Little Green Machine

> www.bissell.com/

> can well clean up the mess.

> We love our Max, but like us all: he is mortal.
> We cherish our time with him.

> I hope this update will help others.

> --Marshall

 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by William Clodi » Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:53:20


Quote:


> > We love our Max, but like us all: he is mortal.
> > We cherish our time with him.

> Marshall, your story is wonderful.  I have lost two dogs since I
> last posted here, though now, through the wonders of rescue I
> now have two once again.

> I watch this group because for years the folks here (you, too)
> gave me wonderful advice in dealing with Rocky's issues.

> I watch this group to hear about good stuff.

 live-in
Good to hear that Maybe has a doggie buddy. Is it another Border Collie?
 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by Aliso » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:26



Quote:
> Years ago, I would post to this newsgroup.  For
> We love our Max, but like us all: he is mortal.
> We cherish our time with him.

> I hope this update will help others.

> --Marshall >>>

 Hi Marshall,
 Its good to near from another old timer.
 Glad that max is doing OK and still with you.

 I will face losing my old dog Dibby possibly with in the next year or two
. I adopted him 10 years ago after my dog Judy died but they didnt know how
old he was.  he must be mid- ***s now at least.
 I have adopted two other dogs, Pip JRt and more recently  Libby Chi x .
They are both young and may well outlive me so after Dibs goes , I
hopefully won't have to face the pain of losing another dog .
 I can't believe it's been nearly 12 years since I started posting on
Usenet. Where do the years go!
 Alison

 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by Matt » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:16:12



Quote:
> Hey Matt!
> So sorry you lost Rocky.  He certainly took you on a new
> journey. Do you do agility with your new pups?

I put Rocky down a month after losing much youger Friday to
cancer a couple of yeara ago,  Rocky was blind and had CCD.  He
went dramatically downhill after Friday died.  Even after these
years, I still miss Friday,  Rocky, not so much, since he went
at a good age.

On a positive note, Maybe is extremelty good with agility,
though is a having a time-out because of a partially torn ACL.  
New dog, Weather, is a black tri BC and is fitting in
wonderfully.  She's a young rescue and right now I'm working on
attention to hand and other recall stuff.

--
--Matt.

 
 
 

Our Dog Max: Still Alive

Post by Matt » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:21:16



rec.pets.dogs.health:

Quote:
> Good to hear that Maybe has a doggie buddy. Is it another
> Border Collie?

Yep, a youg rescue black-tri.  I'm not necessarily BC-centric,
but I like herding dogs.

--
--Matt.