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Apparently many dogs are lactose intolerant.

This thread is the first time I've heard of that. I don't doubt you but it's not something I've run ... training treat. Do you know if this is a breed thing or is more generally spread around the dog population?[/nq]I don't even know if it's true. I said "apparently" because I've read it in a few places but it's not been my experience. Naturally I can't recall where right now, except that I just read in a booklet by Monica Segal that: "Most dogs don't tolerate milk and will have diarrhea to prove it." Granted, that's milk, not cheese. She says that "Cheese is tolerated by some dogs..." I've never had a dog that couldn't tolerate cheese and I've seen string cheese used as a training treat as well.

Many dog treats have cheese in them and dogs seem to love them. A friend of mine makes "all natural" gourmet dog treats and the parmesan herb is a favorite of my dogs, as is the cream cheese danish. Nick the greyhound will often show more interest in his food with a little fresh grated parmesan on it.
Mustang Sally
I've seen string cheese used as a training treat as well. Many dog treats have cheese in them and dogs seem to love them.

We used "squeeze cheese" for flyball for quite sometime. Never a physical problem.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Yesterday's Parade Magazine gave the following list of foods never to feed your pet: Alcohol Apple cores Avocado Bones Caffeine ... ham, mushrooms, potato peels and tuna? I'm especially curious bout the cheese. We've been wrapping Cubbe's meds in cheese. Lia

One of my dogs love Avacados. How come no avacodo? Former dogs loved them as well when I worked on an Avacado grove.
One of my dogs love Avacados. How come no avacodo? Former dogs loved them as well when I worked on an Avacado grove.

This was my first hit when I googled:
http://www.bdnhumanesociety.com/householddangers.htm
Apparently a problem with Parade's list is that they tried to compile a list of foods that should never be fed to any pet without making it dog, cat, or bird specific. The problem with avocados is that they're particularly deadly to birds and somewhat toxic in large amounts to dogs.
Lia
Speaking of liver, next time you're lost and starving in the arctic and manage to kill a polar bear for sustenance, don't eat its liver! Vitamin A toxicity.

I don't know where or how I learned about polar bears and Vitamin A toxicity, but I remember that it got a good laugh when I brought it up quite seriously during my nutrition class at the Culinary Institute.
I knew there was a bear on the Canadian twonie, but just now learned that it's a polar bear.
Lia
I don't know where or how I learned about polar bears and Vitamin A toxicity, but I remember that it got a good laugh when I brought it up quite seriously during my nutrition class at the Culinary Institute.

It comes up a lot in arctic exploration literature. The list of stuff that killed people up there was actually relatively short but a lot of it was of the "huh, how about that" nature. For example, it's now turning out that it was likely that lead poisoning and possibly botulinism from badly soldered cans contributed to wiping out the Franklin expedition.

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Soft stool F/Sa, vomited dinner Saturday (was acting fine up to that point, but slow eating dinner). Vomited Sunday breakfast. ... one apple wouldn't do it and not the right symptoms. I'm pretty worried on a number of levels right now.

Wow. I'm sorry to hear that, Janet. It could be soo many things that I won't even hazard a guess.
But good luck!

Handsome Jack Morrison
Repressive "reality-based" candidate wants to require all Americans to undergo physical and mental health checks! http://althouse.blogspot.com/2007/09/john-edwards-you-cant-choose-not-to-go.html

Smoking in the Boy's Room.
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZjRmMDA5MjFjM2M4ZDYwYjBiNDU1ZTQxMGY5YWJkMzY =

Some "consensus," eh?
"Less Than Half of all Published Scientists Endorse Global Warming Theory" http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord id=b35c36a3-802a-23ad-46ec-6880767e7966

"They're very excitable, these Democrats."
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=22161
In typical "reality-based" fashion, John Edwards wants you to give up your* SUV, but wants to keep *his 30,000 sq. ft. home, multiple SUVs, ride in private jets, etc. http://www.wlos.com/template/inews wire/wires.regional.nc/22b7034c-www.wlos.com.shtml http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u128/sapguy us/EdwardsHome.jpg

This* is the *real reason why the "reality-based" community pushes global-warming hysteria. To push you around and take your money. Senator Dingell now wants a cap on the Mortgage Interest Deduction! http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/dingell wants c.php

Freakin' Democrats.
The "reality-based" community: Hopelessly Devoted to Failure. http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Mjc2NGM4NTBmYmUwYzRkYzNmMGVkMWZhYjU5ZjEzNDE =

Why "liberal" doesn't quite fit:
"In the short term, this reflects the failure of the Republican Party to secure its hard-won victories. In the longer term, this may provide a new opportunity for the heirs to authentic liberalism - today's conservatives - as they often thrive when lovers of big government, by whatever name they go by, overreach." http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2007/08/why-liberal-doe.html

"The main proponents of 'universal coverage' want to throw more money at the current health care system, which strikes me as unwise. I believe that the 'universal coverage' mantra is dysfunctional for the same reason that 'more money for public schools' is a dysfunctional mantra for education. When your current approach is digging you into a hole, the sensible thing to do is not to dig faster. It is to stop digging." http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=080607B
Wow. I'm sorry to hear that, Janet. It could be soo many things that I won't even hazard a guess. But good luck!

Thanks. I tried offering him a minute amount of water a bit ago, and he drank with gusto (it was VERY little). Came up within a few minutes. I am totally stressed. He's sleeping comfortably (but where the water usually is) and I'll be rushing to my regular vet, unless something happens before then, as early tomorrow as they can see him.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Thanks. I tried offering him a minute amount of water a bit ago, and he drank with gusto (it was ... I'll be rushing to my regular vet, unless something happens before then, as early tomorrow as they can see him.

All fingers and paws crossed for Franklin.
FurPaw

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
those who are cold and are not clothed."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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