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Karen & Jackdoodle
  • 65, Female
  • Illinois
  • United States
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Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Debbie and Toby's discussion Evanger's Nothing But Natural Grain Free Jerky Treats
"Hi Debbie, Evanger's is not a recommended brand. There have been numerous recent recalls of their products, some of them quite scary.  Here's the link to our recommended food…"
12 minutes ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Joani, Skadi & Elli's discussion Shaving Doodles
"To me, "shaving" means down to the skin. But no, clippers are never ever used on my doodle, except for his feet. The rest is hand scissored. I should add though that my doodle does shed and doesn't matt. My Poodles were trimmed…"
3 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Photinie Koutsavlis's discussion Help! Vomiting advice please.
"Well, if X-rays and blood work don't show anything, an ultrasound would be the next step. I think you need to know what is causing the vomiting in order to effectively treat it. An ultrasound will also show any abnormalities such as…"
4 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Photinie Koutsavlis's discussion Help! Vomiting advice please.
"A foreign body can be present in the digestive system without a blockage. The problem is that they are indigestible and will just sit in there, and that causes an inflammatory response. That's often how IBD starts. "
4 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Photinie Koutsavlis's discussion Help! Vomiting advice please.
"Any commercial broth contains onions, which are toxic to dogs, so homemade is really the only way to go. "
5 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Photinie Koutsavlis's discussion Help! Vomiting advice please.
"I am also concerned about dehydration. My guy has IBD, and when he has had a flare, his vet has always given him a bolus of fluids under the skin. He's also been on Cerenia several times, and it always stops the vomiting almost immediately. I…"
5 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Joani, Skadi & Elli's discussion Shaving Doodles
"Personally, I don;t think you should shave any dog, double coated or single coated. The coat still provides insulation and protects against sunburn, either way. Shaving can also irritate the skin. I had purebred Poodles most of my life, and except…"
5 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Lauren Armstrong's discussion Height Predictor..Has this worked for you?
"I don't believe there is any one formula you can use to predict a dog's height, because the age at which a dog reaches his full adult height depends on several factors. Large breeds reach full skeletal growth much later than small breeds.…"
5 hours ago

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About Me:
Former personal trainer/lifestyle & weight management consultant, and natural bodybuilder. Originally an English Lit major, I returned to college at 40 to study physiology. Proud mom to 2 adult children and 1 grandson. Retired. Enjoy reading, gardening, computer games, and the great outdoors. Have lived with poodles and poodle-mix dogs for 58 years. Have been actively involved in dog rescue since 1998.
Co-founder Doodle Rescue Collective.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
F1 standard male, "Jackdoodle" born 11-28-2004. 80 lbs, apricot, adopted from a shelter in January 2006 at 14 months old.
From the day I brought him home, he has never had an accident, never chewed or damaged anything, never taken food from the counter, never gone in the garbage, never bothered the cat. He is absolutely phenomenal with children...a stroller coming down the street gets his tail going in circles. He sheds like crazy, and has lots of medical & psychological issues, but he is an exceptionally good boy.

Rest in Peace Dinah 3/17/94 - 8/5/11
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Shelter
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
I really did not choose, or particularly want, a doodle. But when I saw him at the shelter, I just couldn't leave him in that cage! He looked so sad.
Really cute, really sweet, he needed me and I needed him.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Walk in the woods, visit friends, play fetch, kiss his big nose!
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Yes!
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
"Doggie Playhouse" Palatine, IL
Favorite Doodle Products?
Chris Christiansen brushes, Gentle Leader "Easy-walk" Harness
Relationship Status:
Single
Would you be willing to Dog Sit on occasion for other DoodleKisses members? (You are NOT committing to anything by saying yes - you are just saying you might be willing to do this if you were acquainted with the other member and the circumstances were right.)
Yes

EVERY DOG WHO PASSES THROUGH MY LIFE LEAVES

Sheila's Birthday Poem for Jackdoodle 11-28-12

Today is the birthday of good ole' Jackdoodle.

He's such a handsome guy cause he's mixed with a poodle.

With his big brown eyes, and his cold wet nose,

his messy kind of hair, it all really goes.

He has a wiggley butt when he's a wagging that tail,

puts a smile on Karen's face every time without fail.

So on this special day, a day that's all your own,

hope your tail is a spinning and mom treats you with a bone.

Happy Birthday Jackdoodle !

HUGS !! Finnley and Sheila

Sheila's poem for JD's 10th Birthday 11-28-14
Today Jack Doodle is turning 10, 

A decade to count upon, then we'll start all over again .

His big wet nose, and his long golden hair,

he's a kind, and gentle doodle, with nary a care.

Ten years of ball chasing, and long happy walks.

Only the best kibble to eat, but Jack never balks

So many cuddles, and snuggles too,with his mom, her name is Karen

she loves him through and through.

So raise a biscuit high, as we salute our good friend Jack.

The epitome of doodleness, a number one class act !

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Karen & Jackdoodle's Blog

Can It Really Be Eight Years?

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 12:07pm 132 Comments

My 9th Birthday by Jackdoodle

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 2:30pm 58 Comments

It's My Gotcha Day! by Jackdoodle

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:02pm 43 Comments

WHY I LOVE NOVEMBER! By Jackdoodle

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 10:30am 53 Comments

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At 6:38am on August 1, 2017, Angel said…
Wondering if anyone has been contacted directly by "Mr. James". He asked me to email him bc it was difficult for him to express himself on a public site. Hoping I don't have to take my profile down. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Love reading all the helpful info.
At 6:22pm on May 25, 2017, Star and Goldie said…
Not sure if you remember me but it's been years since I've logged on (I took a massive social media break). Anyway, I was thinking about you and wanted to say I hope you're doing well. You were always so helpful to me when I first got Goldie and you've stuck with me:)
At 9:58am on May 2, 2017, Cindy and Olive (Ollie) said…
Bummer. Wishing you luck in finding something compatible for him soon. Olive's paw seems better today already, thanks! She has stopped limping and it looks less red and raw where the vet shaved her, unnecessarily.
At 9:26am on May 2, 2017, Cindy and Olive (Ollie) said…
How's JD doing on his new food?
At 9:18am on February 9, 2017, Sarah Bakker said…
I mean my friend jarka
At 9:17am on February 9, 2017, Sarah Bakker said…
Hi Karen !

My friend karma told me to connect with u! I have been having challenges with my dood . Found out just a few months ago that he has ibs. :( do you know a lot about this disease? Oliver is currently taking metrozidazal (antibiotic) which I guess helps ibs and also if he picked up bacteria or a parasite it is suppose to address that. Two days ago poor boy pooped with mucus on his stools and then later the same day he just pooped mucus :/ I was like ahh this isn't good... so called the doc and vet said try this med for three days and see how he does. So yesterday started him on turkey burger and rice three times a day and the meds and the. Today going to keep doing it. He hasn't went poop today :/ and seems like his nose is a bit warm but still wet. He has energy .. ahhh I get nervous bc last summer he was really sick and it was a scare. He lost 15pounds in two weeks time and had vomiting and direah ... did lots of tests and nothing showed up.. just white blood count was a bit low. After doing everything we fed him turkey and rice for over a week and finally turned around plus changed his dog food to acana highlands ranch blend that's beef and pork and seemed the to do fine... sooooo who knows now what he picked up .. I know he had horse poop last week and I took him to cherry creek .. so he could have ghiarda
At 4:34pm on September 29, 2016, Ann Kendig said…
Ugh! Frustrating! I'm not going to rewrite all that! Lol. On the recommended food list - do the brands start out as the best at the top and go down from there in quality?
At 4:02pm on September 29, 2016, Ann Kendig said…
I just posted on your wall. Did you get it? When I clicked "add comment" it disappeared!
At 2:13pm on September 21, 2016, Sam&Bella said…

Great! Thank You!

At 1:36pm on September 21, 2016, Sam&Bella said…

I forgot to ask you about the fish oil before:) The NaturesMade softgels are ok? If they are, how much a day?

 
 
 

 

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