We talk with Monica about her dog's pet allergies and behavioral problems, and her basement flooding problem. Monica has a 2 yr old mixed breed rescue pup that has developed food allergies and has been become aggressive towards squirrels and rabbits. Rick talks about his experience with pet allergies with his Cairn Terriers and how his vet is doing some interesting research. Eric tells of how they solved his Labrador's food allergy with a special prescription food, Royal Canin Selected Protein . Its not cheap, but it has saved Henry's life.
Basement flooding comes next, Monica tells of her basement flooding with heavy rains. She just had her basement floor re-poured, with french drains and a sump pump. This is the best solution, Eric thinks. The other thing you can do is put drains around the foundation wall footings, aka curtain drains. These are similar to french drains, but deep in the soil and outside the basement wall.
REALLY LOVE THE PODCAST. I love urban garden's and I love Labs (I have two) My question is one of our LABS Maggie has horrible skin allergies and she is prone to biting up her front legs. It seems that every couple of months she is on another round of antibiotics from the vet. We've tried Pet Allergist, getting her off of commercial pet food. Feeding her raw chicken, bones included(Not a fan) and now cooked turkey, rice and carrots. I am worried about what the long term issues of being on all those antibiotics are doing to her gut flora. Any similar experience with your dogs?