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Old 03-27-2013, 07:57 PM   #9731
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Well I'm watching my poor little Doxie try to get through life. It's hard for him right now. 3 days ago he tumbled while playing with our other dog and the end result is a back problem. He is on bed rest which he just adores, aspirin and glucosamine supplements. He was making progress this morning as he was able to hold his head up and wag his tail. The this afternoon the other dog ran into him and he's back to square one. I feel so bad for him and wish I could take his pain away.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #9732
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It's just your body's way of telling you that you need something. Maybe it's a vitamin deficiency
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Not really. "If cravings were an indicator of nutritional deficiency, we'd all crave fruits and vegetables," says Karen Ansel, MS, RD, CDN. "The fact that we all want high carb, high fat comfort foods, along with the research, is a pretty good indicator that cravings aren't related to deficiencies."

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #9733
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Well I'm watching my poor little Doxie try to get through life. It's hard for him right now. 3 days ago he tumbled while playing with our other dog and the end result is a back problem. He is on bed rest which he just adores, aspirin and glucosamine supplements. He was making progress this morning as he was able to hold his head up and wag his tail. The this afternoon the other dog ran into him and he's back to square one. I feel so bad for him and wish I could take his pain away.
Oh dear. Doxies are so prone to back problems, being long and low. Gentle hugs for the sweetness, MrsLMB, hope he feels better soon.

I'm parting out the bird feeders. The outrageously expensive squirrel-proof ones with the drop down lid are not squirrel-proof, and forget about them being coon and possum proof. For us, they last 2 years, tops. Put up a No-No feeder, with chain mail, it's not critter-proof either. So I'm combining the best of all into 2 new supposedly squirrel-proof feeders, and wiring them up. We shall see.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #9734
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Sorry to hear this LMB.
Don't worry about taking his pain away, it will keep him less active. Worry about taking the other dog away so he doesn't injure him more.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #9735
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Sorry to hear this LMB.
Don't worry about taking his pain away, it will keep him less active. Worry about taking the other dog away so he doesn't injure him more.
You are right .. he does a pretty good job confining himself.

He's 13 but still has the energy of a 2 year old so when he begins to feel better he wants to resume the play position.

As for the other dog - today I told DH I thought we should just open the door and set that dog free
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Oh dear. Doxies are so prone to back problems, being long and low. Gentle hugs for the sweetness, MrsLMB, hope he feels better soon.

I'm parting out the bird feeders. The outrageously expensive squirrel-proof ones with the drop down lid are not squirrel-proof, and forget about them being coon and possum proof. For us, they last 2 years, tops. Put up a No-No feeder, with chain mail, it's not critter-proof either. So I'm combining the best of all into 2 new supposedly squirrel-proof feeders, and wiring them up. We shall see.
We've been lucky with him until now. I had a doxie when I was growing up and she had chronic back troubles .. no fun at all for those dogs.

We have the squirrel problem too. Do you hang your bird feeders from a tree or shepherd hook? That is what we do but of course that in itself is not enough.

I found what looks like a huge giant funnel that goes on top of the feeder .. it's been impossible for the squirrels to get to the feeders since we installed those 2 years ago.

When all else fails ... catapult !!
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We've been lucky with him until now. I had a doxie when I was growing up and she had chronic back troubles .. no fun at all for those dogs.

We have the squirrel problem too. Do you hang your bird feeders from a tree or shepherd hook? That is what we do but of course that in itself is not enough.

I found what looks like a huge giant funnel that goes on top of the feeder .. it's been impossible for the squirrels to get to the feeders since we installed those 2 years ago.

When all else fails ... catapult !!
We ended up putting steel poles with a T bar, in concrete embedded with river rock. DH is serious about feeding his birds I wire up whatever feeder we hang, otherwise it gets dragged into the woods, never to be found. I also have a squirrel baffle under each feeder, which is a stepping stone for the coons. We tried the shepherd's hooks, the coons just bent them to the ground. And the possums have joined them.
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Have returned from grocery shopping, put everything away and have just had lunch!

No desire to start the ironing as yet...funny about that
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Not really. "If cravings were an indicator of nutritional deficiency, we'd all crave fruits and vegetables," says Karen Ansel, MS, RD, CDN. "The fact that we all want high carb, high fat comfort foods, along with the research, is a pretty good indicator that cravings aren't related to deficiencies."

Do Food Cravings Indicate Nutritional Deficiency?
We can learn to listen to our bodies and they will tell us what they need. You can learn to tell the difference between a craving for junk and "good cravings".
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I am about to bite the bullet and do some ironing....NOOOOOOOOOO
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