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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Amazon

William asks…

My pet is ill, need advice with medication, please, really would be appreciated?

Hi i have a golden Labrador he is 9 and a half years old and he weighs 44KG. He hadn’t been eating any food for a few days so I took him to my vets, my local vet is away and won’t be back until the end of the month, so I saw another vet instead. This vet seemed to be only after my money, didn’t seem to care about my dog and only said pay £400 every month for this medication or put the dog down. Now I can’t afford that amount every month and there’s no way I wanted to put my dog down, as he still has that life in him.
My dog has liver problems my normal vet said before that to do a biopsy on him would be very risky and with his age may not be worth it, so we decided not to do that, he did however tell me to get some milk thistle as this is shown to help a lot. Now I’m not sure how much to give him, as his liver is causing him problems so he would need a high dosage but i ain’t sure how much to give. He has also started to pee blood in his urine today.
He weighs 44KG and I have been giving him 1 capsule a day.
On the bottle it says this as ingredients in each capsule. :
Each vegetable capsule provides: Raw milk thistle herb/seed powder…..350mg
(Silybum marianum)
Vegetable capsule shell
(hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose)
Milk thistle seed powdered extract…..100mg
(total flavonoids including silymarin 80mg (80%)

If anyone can advise me as I have been doing research myself but still not sure how many capsules to give as I think I can give him 2-3 capsules a day due to his weight and also the fact that he has developed liver problems. I have ordered milk thistle organic in liquid form thus much easier to put in some milk and water for him to drink and not entirely sure how much to give him on that as well, here is the link of the item that should hopefully have arrived by tomorrow http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00205EBLC/ref=sc_pgp__m_A3J017YXZMAGGV_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3J017YXZMAGGV&n=&s=&v=glance

Do you think I should give just the liquid form only or do you think I should give him both medications. I would go to the vet but as my normal vet ain’t back till the end of the month I wouldn’t want to go back to that other so called vet who seems to be only doing it for the money!
My dog has energy and a will to carry on living as he is waggling his tail a lot and wants to be be loved and played with, ok he isn’t playing as he use to, but he is always happy to see new people still and other dogs, he has that will to live and he’s telling me he’s still got time in him yet. If I saw it in him that he was in a lot of pain and really struggling I would definitely put him out his misery but he ain’t, even my neighbour said he still is wagging his tail happily and want to go for his walks still. Any help would be so much appreciated as he has lost weight and eating tiny amounts, but definitely wants to drink a lot and keeps eating the snow that we had the other day when we go for walks

admin answers:

I am not a vet and will not tell you what to give your dog. Understand that. Besides researching the milk thistle also look into SAMe to help with liver problems. Also when your vet gets back ask about doing a check on your dogs liver values. Ask about Denamarin for dogs.
As for the peeing blood, that sounds like a UTI. See a different vet, not the one so willing to euthanize an energetic dog.
Good luck to you and your beloved dog.

Thomas asks…

My pet is ill, need advice with medication, please, really would be appreciated?

Hi i have a golden Labrador he is 9 and a half years old and he weighs 44KG. He hadn’t been eating any food for a few days so I took him to my vets, my local vet is away and won’t be back until the end of the month, so I saw another vet instead. This vet seemed to be only after my money, didn’t seem to care about my dog and only said pay £400 every month for this medication or put the dog down. Now I can’t afford that amount every month and there’s no way I wanted to put my dog down, as he still has that life in him.
My dog has liver problems my normal vet said before that to do a biopsy on him would be very risky and with his age may not be worth it, so we decided not to do that, he did however tell me to get some milk thistle as this is shown to help a lot. Now I’m not sure how much to give him, as his liver is causing him problems so he would need a high dosage but i ain’t sure how much to give. He has also started to pee blood in his urine today.
He weighs 44KG and I have been giving him 1 capsule a day.
On the bottle it says this as ingredients in each capsule. :
Each vegetable capsule provides: Raw milk thistle herb/seed powder…..350mg
(Silybum marianum)
Vegetable capsule shell
(hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose)
Milk thistle seed powdered extract…..100mg
(total flavonoids including silymarin 80mg (80%)

If anyone can advise me as I have been doing research myself but still not sure how many capsules to give as I think I can give him 2-3 capsules a day due to his weight and also the fact that he has developed liver problems. I have ordered milk thistle organic in liquid form thus much easier to put in some milk and water for him to drink and not entirely sure how much to give him on that as well, here is the link of the item that should hopefully have arrived by tomorrow http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00205EBLC/ref=sc_pgp__m_A3J017YXZMAGGV_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3J017YXZMAGGV&n=&s=&v=glance

Do you think I should give just the liquid form only or do you think I should give him both medications. I would go to the vet but as my normal vet ain’t back till the end of the month I wouldn’t want to go back to that other so called vet who seems to be only doing it for the money!
My dog has energy and a will to carry on living as he is waggling his tail a lot and wants to be be loved and played with, ok he isn’t playing as he use to, but he is always happy to see new people still and other dogs, he has that will to live and he’s telling me he’s still got time in him yet. If I saw it in him that he was in a lot of pain and really struggling I would definitely put him out his misery but he ain’t, even my neighbour said he still is wagging his tail happily and want to go for his walks still. Any help would be so much appreciated as he has lost weight and eating tiny amounts, but definitely wants to drink a lot and keeps eating the snow that we had the other day when we go for walks

admin answers:

To my knowledge, milk thistle dosage is up to 67mg per 10pounds of body weight. Although it could be higher.
Doing some conversion, your dog is 97lb. Which would mean your dog’s dose is 647mg per day. If you need to give both the liquid and the capsule in order to get to that dosage, I would say that it’s okay. According to Jean Hofve, DVM, that canine dosage is a third of what she gives really really sick dogs with liver disease. But I assume that because your dog has a lot of life in him, I’d only give the 647mg daily. Be aware that too much milk thistle extract could cause upset stomach, gas, and/or diarrhea. If any of that happens, just lower the dose. Good luck!

Robert asks…

Do i have a bipolar disorder ?

i can act nice and mean at the same time like for example i have a dog and i act very sweet to him then a few minutes i act very mean to him like hit my dog then act nice to the dog ?I have hard times sleeping at night listening to depressing music sometimes cry i get very deppresed then the next day i can be happy and ok sometimes sad . i change moods sometimes like today i feel ok not very happy .iVE also had suicidal thoughts like everyone will be better without me .Im only 15 btw and it started when i was 12

admin answers:

Nutritional deficiencies are linked to bi polar and other mentall problems.Look at these books Balance Your Brain,Balance Your Life,Gut and Psychology Syndrome The LCP Solution and look at reviews for the books on Amazon.You need essential fatty acids,B Complex 100 and a good multi vit and mineral supplement and not cheap grocery store vitamins,they contain bad fillers.SWanson`s on-line has good priices,or go to an herb shop or health food/organic grocery store.5HTP may help.The way food is processed today,kills the enzymes needed for digestion.Without enzymes,there is no digestion.All you get is adverse reactions to the food,if you can`t digest it.Noursing Traditions is a good book.Talks about how food was properly prepared in generations past.Also Gut and Psychology Syndrome talks about that as well.That one is a bit pricey,but well worth the money.

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Your Questions About Dog Training Classes Denver

Carol asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities? Resume Included?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University (much easier to get into than Stanford)
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington — I discussed getting into this University and my counselor said that I have a very good chance, as long as I score a 1300 on the SAT…:)
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63
Academic Standing: Top 5% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 21/450
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

How do things look?
GPA is UNWEIGHTED….since it is Illegal to have a weighted GPA in my state..

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Daniel asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63
Academic Standing: Top 5% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 21/450
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂
I would like to add one thing…GWU has accepted hundreds of people who had below a 3.7

admin answers:

I would say your middle colleges have a pretty high chance of accepting you but your dream one no…bbecause your gpa isn’t high enough

Sharon asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

I think that academically, you have a great chance of getting into your ideal universities, and maybe even your dream universities. However, another important factor is your SAT or ACT grade, which you have not taken yet. If you do well on that, you will most likely get accepted by the college of your choice. You can look up information about colleges on the website http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/
it lists lots of information about the college you search for, such as acceptance rate, whats required, common SAT scores, etc. Its a very useful website.

Wish you luck, Athena

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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Brands

Steven asks…

Have a Border Collie/Spaniel mix dog and want recommendations for the best dog foods.?

Which dog foods are the best for my dog? I am currently feeding him Iams dry dog food and he is pooping a lot. Is there a better food, and/or one that will stay with him better?

admin answers:

Yes there are much better foods out there. Iams used to be a great food until the corparate world bought it and started adding things like corn, byproducts, wheat, soy, dies, and artificial preservatives. The more natural you go the better. Here is a list of some great foods that i recomend and i feed the top brand….
Eagle Pack Holistic Select ( it has digestive enzymes to make the food even easier to digest and be absorbed into the system. Less cleanup, more immunity, lower serving size!)
Innova
Karma
California Natural
Wellness
Merrick
Natural Planet Organics
Oven Baked Holistic

just avoid corn, soy, wheat, byproducts, dies, bha, bht, ethoxyquin, beef, dairy,….

Jenny asks…

What vegetarian dog food would you recommend?

I understand dogs are not exactly meant to be vegetarian, but i am vegan and also want my dog to be at least vegetarian. What brand of food would you recommend? I have seen Natures Best and AvoDerm brands, but i would like recommendations from people who HAVE used the food or are vets and know a lot about nutrition for dogs.
I am not trying to “force it” on the dog. I feed her Science Diet but i want to also use vegetarian food because i feel guilty buying meat even though i don’t eat it.

admin answers:

I can understand completely how you feel…

Here is a site that sells only Vegan dog food.

Please note, I do not feed my dog vegan dog food but my sister does.

I do sympathize with the cruelty in which cattle are kept before being killed for food as well as the methods used in killing these animals. I am not against eating animals but I will not support specific companies who do not allow their livestock to live happy, healthy lives up until the point that they are killed.

This does not make a lot of sense to people, but it does to me 🙂

I purchase meat from a local butcher shop who only sells meat from his own farm. They are free range and fed only organic feed. You can go and visit his farm to see how his animals are treated. The meat is better quality and you can rest assured that no animals were tortured so that you can eat it.

You can do a google search for free range organic meats and poultry in your area or go to your local butcher and ask about their practices.

I buy my meat from the above mentioned butcher and feed my dog a raw diet. He is very healthy and happy.

Best wishes!

ADD: I forgot to post the link! Www.v-dogfood.com This is where my sister orders hers from online. You can also purchase it in stores, but there are none in the state where we live. She has a very healthy 8 year old rescued JRT

Michael asks…

What do you think of these brands of dog food?

Iams and kibbles and bits?
Why do you like them or why do you not like them?
Are they good food or bad?

admin answers:

Those are really bad dog foods. You are not going to find any good dog foods at the grocery store. In a good dog food, whole meat (chicken, beef, etc) should be one of the first ingredients. Canidae, ProPlan, Nature’s Variety,and Solid Gold are probably some of the best foods.

Start with a grade of 100:
1) For every listing of “by-product”, subtract 10 points
2) For every non-specific animal source (“meat” or “poultry”, meat, meal or fat) reference, subtract 10 points
3) If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points
4) For every grain “mill run” or non-specific grain source, subtract 5 points
5) If the same grain ingredient is used 2 or more times in the first five ingredients (i.e. “ground brown rice”, “brewer’s rice”, “rice flour” are all the same grain), subtract 5 points
6) If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 meats in the top 3 ingredients, subtract 3 points
7) If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points
8 ) If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3 points
9) If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 more points
10) If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil, subtract 2 points
11) If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources), subtract 2 points
12) If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points
13) If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog is not allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points
14) If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog is not allergic to beef), subtract 1 point
15) If it contains salt, subtract 1 point
Extra Credit:
1) If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points
2) If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist, add 5 points
3) If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points
4) If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points
5) If the food contains fruit, add 3 points
6) If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains), add 3 points
7) If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2 points
8 ) If the food contains barley, add 2 points
9) If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 points
10) If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point
11) If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point
12) For every different specific animal protein source (other than the first one; count “chicken” and “chicken meal” as only one protein source, but “chicken” and “” as 2 different sources), add 1 point
13) If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point
14) If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide-free, add 1 point

Hope this helps!!

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Your Questions About Dog Training Classes Denver

Michael asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

You have good resume, so you will probably be accepted to most of listed colleges. Good Job!

Daniel asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University (much easier to get into than Stanford)
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63
Academic Standing: Top 5% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 21/450
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

How do things look?

admin answers:

Use the site below and compare your profile with those of the enrolled freshmen./

Lisa asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63
Academic Standing: Top 5% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 21/450
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

Well, I would say that things look pretty darn reasonable for you – and that is putting it conservatively. I went to an Ivy and my brother went to George Washington. To be frank, I can’t understand why you list GW along with Stanford, Yale, and Georgetown. GW, although a good school is not in that league. Well, not for undergraduate education anyway, perhaps GW competes with the others for some graduate programs.

I can’t speak confidently for some of the schols you listed but really think you ought to bump GW into the Ideal University section rather than keeping it as a long shot.

One of the important elements you left out is your SAT score or at least what our expectation is from and practice exams you took. The GPA and activities look pretty good but more detail on activities would also be helpful. Keep in mind that top schools look for depth rather than breadth so choose a couple of activities that you did best with, or the ones that interest you most to emphasize. The entrance essays also are given weight, as are your choice of reccomendations, so choose wisely.

Best of luck.

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Your Questions About Collie Buddz

Donna asks…

What are the chords for the song Mary Jane by Collie Buddz?

Hello,
I’ve been looking all over the internet for the chords to the song Mary Jane by Collie Buddz.
Could any guitarplayer with a good ear please help me out?
Thank you very much.
PS: I tried requesting this on ultimate guitar but no one responded,you guys really are my last hope.

admin answers:

Am listen to this as I type this. G A C,are the first opening chords.first three. Then Em D G. This is the opening.verse is G A C.is most of the song switchs to the Em D G once more the change up is D an C Most of the song is G A C. Easy tune took me five minutes to figure it out.Sit with the song play along using the chords I wrote down.Shouldn,t take you more than ten minutes to be playing along.Never heard of this guy. Cool song.E mail me at spudmonster58 at yahoo if you have any trouble. Remember to tune your guitar to the song. It is standard 440.

Paul asks…

How can I download a song to my iPod if it isn’t on iTunes?

I want the song Mary Jane by Collie Buddz but they don’t have it on iTunes. Is there somewhere else that I could get it from instead and transfer it to iTunes or something? I don’t want to have to get the whole CD and I don’t want to have to pay a subscription or whatever tho for some other site unless there’s no other way.

admin answers:

Easiest way is to download it from YouTube using the YouTube downloader (free) then get an MP4 to MP3 converter (free also). Rip the music track from the video, import it into iTunes and bingo load it on your iPod.

Sharon asks…

What is your favorite genre of music and why?

What is your gender?

Reggae music is my favorite by far. Especially older reggae music with a really slow tempo and the deep bass line.
Some good artists, for me, are: Collie Buddz, Inner Circle, Rootz Underground, Dub Syndicate, SOJA, and of course, Bob Marley. I also like Slightly Stoopid and The expendables.
-Male
I also like blues music. Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf are my favorites. I also agree that today’s music is mostly crap.

admin answers:

Blues, especially Blues guitar. Because I have the blues a lot.

Stevie Ray Vaughn; Muddy Waters; Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown’; Bonnie Raitt, etc.

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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Reviews

William asks…

What is the best food to feed my Pomeranian?

Yep. I buy him pedigree food, but I do not know if it is any good. I tried researching online on what is the best food for him, but it is ridiculous, I cannot find a thing. What brand is best for him? What type of food is best for him? It doesn’t even have to be a dog brand. For instance, maybe I could just feed him chicken with no salt on it, I don’t know. I need direct answers, not the vague ones that I find online. Thanks.

He is an eight-year-old, male Pomeranian. He is not overweight. He seems to be quite healthy. I always give him exercise. He will eat whatever I give him. His teeth are healthy. He has no health problems or diseases.

admin answers:

Here are some of the BEST foods out there!

Innova, Innova EVO, California Natural ..:
http://www.naturapet.com

Canidae:
http://www.canidae.com

Timberwolf Organics:
http://www.timberwolforganics.com

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul:
http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com

Stay away from Pedigree, Science Diet, Kibbles and Bits .. Basically anything that you can get at petsmart/petco — walmart .. Etc.

Search for a food that has no corn, wheat, soy, fillers .. Etc.

Here is a list of the top 10 dog foods:
http://www.canine-epilepsy.com/toptenfoods.html

Here is a dog food star review:
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/index.php/cat/1
I would feed my dogs ONLY a 5/6 star reviewed dog food.

Hope that helps!

Helen asks…

what foods are good for Bichon Frises eat?

my dog doesn’t like the ceareal food
my dog isn’t a lab and he’ll just spit out all of that ceareal dog food out.

admin answers:

Cereal… Food?

Not all pet food is made equally. A lot of it is full of corn, by-products, dyes, unhealthy preservatives, filler grains and all sorts of nasty stuff. A lot of pet food companies are perfectly happy to the dump cheap leftovers and things that aren’t safe for human consumption (from human food processing plants) into their foods. Will it kill your dog? No, it has to be nutritionally complete and safe to even be marketed. Is it healthy? Not by a long shot.

Corn is a low quality ingredient you never want to see in your pet food. Corn and low quality grains are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to food allergies in our pets.

Thankfully, there are some excellent dog foods being made these days that include organic, human grade ingredients rather than trash not fit for human consumption.

Examples of low quality foods to avoid: Anything you can find in a grocery store will be low end, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin, Pedigree, Kibbles n’ Bits, Beneful, Ol’Roy.

Examples of high quality foods to look for: Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold, Canidae All Life Stages, Fromm Four Star, Merrick, GO Natural, Nature’s Variety Prairie, Nature’s Logic, Artemis Fresh Mix, Timberwolf Organics.

Although the high quality foods are more expensive, you’re getting what you’re paying for. Less filler material means more concentrated nutrients… This means you typically need to feed far less of the high quality food than you would of the low quality one. Which also means less poop!

Before following your vet’s food recommendation, keep in mind that vets get /very/ little nutritional training during their schooling. Besides that, what training they /do/ get is usually sponsored or taught by the crappy pet food companies! They also often get paid to sell some of their products at their clinics (Science Diet, Royal Canin etc.)

A great option is to go with an entirely grainless diet. Many of the high quality foods now put out grainless formulas. Some good grainless diets include: Innova EVO, Wellness CORE, Blue Wilderness, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Orijen, Horizon Legacy, Merrick Before Grain, Canidae Grain Free All Life Stages, Fromm Surf & Turf, Now! And Sold Gold Barking At The Moon, Taste of the Wild.

Some pretty decent foods can even be found in common pet stores. Petsmart carries Blue Buffalo products (such as the excellent grain free diet Blue Wilderness). Petco carries Wellness, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack Holistic, Blue Buffalo, Castor & Pollux Organix, Pinnacle, and Halo. If you can’t find a food, most of the high quality food brands have websites with store locators on them.

Another option, if you can’t find anywhere around you that sells good foods, is to order your pet food online. Here’s an excellent place to do so: http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/

Remember that foods should be switched gradually (mixing new slowly in with the old over about a two week period), especially when switching to a higher quality one, so as not to upset tummies.

Another option for feeding dogs is to feed raw. This is something that should be thoroughly researched before being attempted:
http://www.barfworld.com/
http://www.rawfed.com/
http://www.rawlearning.com/
http://www.wysong.net/controversies/rawmeat.shtml

More on dog food:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=main (Learn how to determine the quality of your dog’s food.)
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ (Dog food reviews. Four stars is a decent food, five stars is a great food, and six stars is an excellent food.)

Thomas asks…

what is a good dog food for a german shepherd?

i have a 3 month old german shepherd and
what is a good food to feed him …..
right know im feeding him purina puppy
what do u suggest

admin answers:

You can find MUCH better than Purina.

There is no food that is the *best*, different individual dog may thrive on different foods. What is best for one may not be the best for the next. And just because a food is good quality, it doesn’t mean it will jive the best for your dog.

What you want to find is the HIGH-QUALITY food that *your dog* does best on.

Merrick Puppy Plate –
http://www.merrickpetcare.com/store/detail.php?c=14&s=20280

Chicken Soup Large Breed Puppy –
http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/products/dogs/dry_food/large_breed_puppy_formula/

Innova Large Breed Puppy –
http://www.innovapet.com/products/default.asp?id=1259

Canidae ALS –
http://www.canidae.com/dogs/all_life_stages/dry.html

Wellness Just for Puppy –
http://www.omhpet.com/wellness/dog_wellness_dry_just_for_puppy.html

Eagle Pack Holistic Selects Large & Giant Breed Puppy – http://www.eaglepack.com/Pages/HS_LGPuppy.html

Artemis Medium/Large breed puppy –
http://www.artemiscompany.com/products_detail.asp?product=breed_puppy

Solid Gold Wolfcub –
http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/products/showproduct.php?id=61&code=180

If you’re on a budget, the Chicken Soup and Canidae brands are probably your best bets. Those are very reasonably priced foods.

Most of the foods I listed are typically available at holistic or locally owned petstores. If you are shopping at Petco or Petsmart, here are some better foods:

Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy –
http://www.bluebuff.com/products/dogs/lp-large-puppy-chick.shtml

Natural Balance Ultra Premium (All Life Stages) –
http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogformulas/UltDog.html

Nutro Ultra Large Breed Puppy –
http://www.ultraholistic.com/lbpup.shtml

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Read the ingredients before you buy. Go with a high-quality dog food.

Here is my “short list” of rules when I am looking at dog food ingredients:
1) When I chose a dog food, I chose one high meat content. I want to see preferably at least 2-3 out of the top 5 ingredients be meat or meat meal (first ingredient must be!). Meal is simply the meat with the moisture removed.
2) I want to see higher quality grains, such as barley, brown rice, and oatmeal, instead of seeing wheat and corn. Or an alternative starch/carbohydrate such as potatoes or sweet potatoes.
3) I don’t want to see any byproducts.
4) I don’t want to see a lot of fillers.
5) I don’t want to see preservatives that are believed to be carcinogens (BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin).
6) I don’t want to see artificial colorings such as the Red, Blue, and Yellow dyes.
7) I don’t want to see added sugars (sugar, corn syrup).
8) I don’t want to see mystery meats (meats identified only as “meat” or “poultry”.)

Here is an article about byproducts:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=ingrd

And an article on what ingredients to avoid:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients

Here are some examples of high quality foods:
* Artemis
* California Natural
* Canidae
* Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
* Eagle Pack Holistic Selects
* EVO
* Fromm
* Innova
* Merrick
* Nature’s Variety
* Orijen
* Solid Gold
* Taste of the Wild
* Timberwolf Organics
* Wellness

Or check this website; the 4, 5, or 6 star rated foods are all good foods, 3 or less stars I would stay away from. Http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/

Higher quality food may seem more expensive at first, but it evens out. The higher quality the food, the less fillers eaten (and therefore the less poop comes out the other end). Your dog eats more of a low-quality food to try to get the nutrition it needs, and most of the food just passes right on through. Also, higher-quality food will make your animals healthier, so you save money on vet bills in the long run.

Stay away from grocery stores brands. They are low-quality foods chalk full of fillers, preservatives, dyes, etc.. (Grocery store foods are those like Beneful, Old Roy, Alpo, Pedigree, etc.)

Beware “premium” foods. “Premium” does not always mean good nutritionally, and is not a nutritionally high quality food. Most of these foods have the same types of ingredients as grocery store foods, just a bit better quality of those not-so-good ingredients. (Premium foods are those like Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, etc..)

Another thing to be wary of: A lot of vets will recommend what they sell in their office. They get profit from the brands they keep on their shelves, that’s why they push it. Truth is, vet schools don’t focus a lot on nutrition. It’s not saying that a vet is a bad vet because he recommends those foods, a lot of vets just are told “this is good food”, so they pass the message along without proper nutrition knowledge. Also, some dog food brands (like Hills) support vet schools, so vets have heard of it from the time they start college, which makes them think it’s good as well.

Hills company, the makers of Science Diet, are heavily involved in vet schools. “Hill’s scientists author more than 50 research papers and textbook chapters each year and teach at leading schools of veterinary medicine” (Source of quoted section: http://www.hillsvet.com/zSkin_2/company_info/company_info_general.jsp?JSESSIONID=HMz2B3Jn3hv0rnSoxCobfbBhOec35ODG7yh5t3P0vcvhOtzRlQ9M!598359213!167846923!7005!8005&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302026072&bmUID=1196192566575 )

“Big box” petstores like Petco and Petsmart rarely have quality foods. (I do believe that PetCo sells “Solid Gold” and “Natural Balance” brands and Petsmart sells “Blue Buffallo”, which are all higher quality foods, but most of the foods aren’t.)

Also, grocery stores and Walmart aren’t good places to buy food either.

Your best bets for getting quality dog food are:
– small, locally owned petstores
– dog boutiques
– farm supply stores

When switching foods, do it gradually. I do this over about a two week timespan:
25% food A, 75% food B
50% food A, 50% food B
75% food A, 25% food B
100% food A
.

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Your Questions About Dog Training Classes Denver

Sharon asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

admin answers:

Lots of extra curricular stuff you got
GPA is a little on the low-ish side, and the ranking 28/380 is a bit weak so to speak
Get GPA higher, and try climbing your rank up a bit too.

But, without your AP exam scores or your SAT’s scores I can’t really fully judge

With all your extra curricular activities I’m sure you’ll be a highly sought after candidate, though

yale and stanford and maybe even GW uni will be hard to get into if you don’t have 2100+ SAT scores. I know people say it’s not all about SAT scores, but they’re big on it, since a lot of people have your resume but with better grades and scores, too

Steven asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

Your resume is fine and well written.

You need to realize that the top schools receive many applications form outstanding students and do not have room for many of them. If you are rejected do not take it personally.

In the site below enter each school individually and then compare your profile with that of the enrolled freshmen./

Good luck.

Richard asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63
Academic Standing: Top 5% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 21/450
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

WOW GREAT RESUME!
But it also depends on your SAT/ACT scores
get a 21+ on ACT or 500+ in every subject it the SAT & maybe you get on ur top college

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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Petsmart

Jenny asks…

My dogs smell and bathing does not seem to work?

After bathing my 2 dogs they smell fine for a couple of days and then they start to smell again. They are not rolling in anything and they stay indoors most of the time. I have tried a couple of differant shampoos and keep their bedding clean.

admin answers:

How often are you bathing? If you are overbathing, it is drying out their skin and causing their bodies to go into overdrive to produce more oils to lubricate the skin.

Do their anal glands need to be expressed?

What are you feeding? A low quality dog food will end you up with stinky dogs.

Not all pet food is made equally. A lot of it is full of corn, by-products, dyes, unhealthy preservatives, filler grains and all sorts of nasty stuff. A lot of pet food companies are perfectly happy to the dump cheap leftovers and things that aren’t safe for human consumption (from human food processing plants) into their foods. Will it kill your dog? No, it has to be nutritionally complete and safe to even be marketed. Is it healthy? Not by a long shot.

Corn is a low quality ingredient you never want to see in your pet food. Corn and low quality grains are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to food allergies in our pets.

Thankfully, there are some excellent dog foods being made these days that include organic, human grade ingredients rather than trash not fit for human consumption.

Examples of low quality foods to avoid: Anything you can find in a grocery store will be low end, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin, Pedigree, Kibbles n’ Bits, Beneful, Ol’Roy.

Examples of high quality foods to look for: Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold, Canidae All Life Stages, Fromm Four Star, Merrick, GO Natural, Nature’s Variety Prairie, Nature’s Logic, Artemis Fresh Mix, Timberwolf Organics.

Although the high quality foods are more expensive, you’re getting what you’re paying for. Less filler material means more concentrated nutrients… This means you typically need to feed far less of the high quality food than you would of the low quality one. Which also means less poop!

Seriously on a budget? Two of the most affordable of the high quality foods would be Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul and Canidae All Life Stages.

Before following your vet’s food recommendation, keep in mind that vets get /very/ little nutritional training during their schooling. Besides that, what training they /do/ get is usually sponsored or taught by the crappy pet food companies! They also often get paid to sell some of their products at their clinics (Science Diet, Royal Canin etc.)

A great option is to go with an entirely grainless diet. Many of the high quality foods now put out grainless formulas. Some good grainless diets include: Innova EVO, Wellness CORE, Blue Wilderness, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Orijen, Horizon Legacy, Merrick Before Grain, Canidae Grain Free All Life Stages, Fromm Surf & Turf, Now!, Sold Gold Barking At The Moon, Ziwipeak, and Taste of the Wild.

Some pretty decent foods can even be found in common pet stores. Petsmart carries Blue Buffalo products (such as the excellent grain free diet Blue Wilderness). Petco carries Wellness, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack Holistic Select, Blue Buffalo, Castor & Pollux Organix, Pinnacle, and Halo. If you can’t find a food, most of the high quality food brands have websites with store locators on them.

Another option, if you can’t find anywhere around you that sells good foods, is to order your pet food online. Here’s an excellent place to do so: http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/

Remember that foods should be switched gradually (mixing new slowly in with the old over about week or so), especially when switching to a higher quality one, so as not to upset tummies.

Another option for feeding dogs is to feed raw. This is something that should be thoroughly researched before being attempted:
http://www.rawfed.com/ (Excellent raw feeding information)
http://www.rawlearning.com/ (More excellent raw feeding information)
http://rawfeddogs.net/ (Even more!)
http://rawfed.com/myths/preymodel.html (Raw Prey Model Diet Vs. BARF Diet)
http://www.rawfed.com/myths/index.html (Myths about raw feeding)

Also remember that freefeeding (leaving food down) is the fast lane to canine obesity. Make sure to have scheduled feeding times based on the feeding instructions on your dog’s food.

More on dog food:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=main (Learn how to determine the quality of your dog’s food.)
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ (Dog food reviews. Four stars is a decent food, five stars is a great food, and six stars is an excellent food.)

Darksong~

Lizzie asks…

What kind of cat food is best?

For adult cats? I’ve done a lot of research for my dogs but are there also sites out there for cat foods like they have with dog foods? Thanks!

admin answers:

Please never feed Iams. They’re #1 on the list when it comes to animal lab testing/killing.
I would actually vote for EVO. It’s an all organic food, but you can’t buy it at chain stores like Petsmart or Petco.
Http://www.evopet.com/products/default.asp?id=1500

Chris asks…

What is the difference between purina puppy chow :all puppies and purina puppy chow :large breed puppies?

My parents accidental bought purina puppy chow for all puppies instead of the puppy chow for large breed puppies. Should we take the bag back and get the large breed puppy food or is the all puppy food fine for her. Does she need the joint lubrication stuff in her food or will she be fine in the future and not get any joint problems unless she is overweight or getting old?

admin answers:

Purina puppy chow is crap, no matter what type, so I’d just switch to a higher quality food.

Not all pet food is made equally. A lot of it is full of corn, by-products, dyes, unhealthy preservatives, filler grains and all sorts of nasty stuff. A lot of pet food companies are perfectly happy to the dump cheap leftovers and things that aren’t safe for human consumption (from human food processing plants) into their foods. Will it kill your dog? No, it has to be nutritionally complete and safe to even be marketed. Is it healthy? Not by a long shot.

Corn is a low quality ingredient you never want to see in your pet food. Corn and low quality grains are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to food allergies in our pets.

Thankfully, there are some excellent dog foods being made these days that include organic, human grade ingredients rather than trash not fit for human consumption.

Examples of low quality foods to avoid: Anything you can find in a grocery store will be low end, Purina, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin, Pedigree, Kibbles n’ Bits, Beneful, Ol’Roy.

Examples of high quality foods to look for: Innova, Wellness, Solid Gold, Canidae All Life Stages, Fromm Four Star, Merrick, GO Natural, Nature’s Variety Prairie, Nature’s Logic, Artemis Fresh Mix, Timberwolf Organics.

Although the high quality foods are more expensive, you’re getting what you’re paying for. Less filler material means more concentrated nutrients… This means you typically need to feed far less of the high quality food than you would of the low quality one. Which also means less poop!

Before following your vet’s food recommendation, keep in mind that vets get /very/ little nutritional training during their schooling. Besides that, what training they /do/ get is usually sponsored or taught by the crappy pet food companies! They also often get paid to sell some of their products at their clinics (Science Diet, Royal Canin etc.)

A great option is to go with an entirely grainless diet. Many of the high quality foods now put out grainless formulas. Some good grainless diets include: Innova EVO, Wellness CORE, Blue Wilderness, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Orijen, Horizon Legacy, Merrick Before Grain, Canidae Grain Free All Life Stages, Fromm Surf & Turf, Now! And Sold Gold Barking At The Moon, Taste of the Wild.

Some pretty decent foods can even be found in common pet stores. Petsmart carries Blue Buffalo products (such as the excellent grain free diet Blue Wilderness). Petco carries Wellness, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack Holistic, Blue Buffalo, Castor & Pollux Organix, Pinnacle, and Halo. If you can’t find a food, most of the high quality food brands have websites with store locators on them.

Another option, if you can’t find anywhere around you that sells good foods, is to order your pet food online. Here’s an excellent place to do so: http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/

Remember that foods should be switched gradually (mixing new slowly in with the old over about a two week period), especially when switching to a higher quality one, so as not to upset tummies.

Another option for feeding dogs is to feed raw. This is something that should be thoroughly researched before being attempted:
http://www.barfworld.com/
http://www.rawfed.com/
http://www.rawlearning.com/
http://www.wysong.net/controversies/rawmeat.shtml

More on dog food:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=main (Learn how to determine the quality of your dog’s food.)
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ (Dog food reviews. Four stars is a decent food, five stars is a great food, and six stars is an excellent food.)

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Donna asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

I really can’t say much in terms of your “dreams” – I completely struck out on competitive college admissions.

You should get into most (if not all) of your “ideals” and “safes”, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see scholarship offers either. You’ve got a wide variety of out-of-school activities and a good GPA. Usually, a 3.75 weighted GPA and SAT/ACT around 2000/32 is good for a 1/4 – 1/2 half scholarship at some of the universities you’re considering. You’ll have to do your own research there, though – it varies from university to university.

Great job keeping track of all of your volunteer and extracurricular activities – you will love life come senior year, and your applications will be much stronger as a result.

Charles asks…

What are my chances of getting into this University?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂
I guess I kinda forgot to add that I actually have been in 2 dramas and am going onto my third.

admin answers:

I know this does not directly answer your question, but if you are looking to do more perhaps this will interest you.

Here is an idea where you can accomplish something worthwhile and demonstrate you have many skills such as leadership, organizational skills etc:

Start a cybermentoring program.

You can easily start this program at your school. It is is fun to do, will make a difference in people’s lives (and will look great on your college applications also). A full guide with EVERYTHING you need is at: www.OnGiantsShoulders.org ; (note: NOT .com).

Let us know if you are considering starting a branch of “On Giants’ Shoulders” at your school through the “Contact Us” section of the website. And be sure to ask us any questions you may have.

Source(s):
www.OnGiantsShoulders.org ; (note: NOT .com).

Ruth asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

Your credentials are great and GPA is solid. Unfortunately, solid doesn’t cut it for the ivy league schools because there are people who devote all their time and lives to school so they can go be ivy-league (boring). I think your Targets schools are on the money, and you should easily get into at least one of them. So the safety schools are nice to have but not really necessary.

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Paul asks…

Are there ways to help prevent ear infections in dogs? ?

My floppy eared dog has cronic ear infections. What are some things that I can do to help prevent them.
Thanks so-far everyone!! Just a few more details… I do take her to the vet every time. I don’t take chances and try to do it myself. I am just trying to look for ideas so they are not so frequent. She has had 8 ear infections in the last year. They are sometimes yeast infections. I make her own food due to her many food allergies. Her current diet consists of Chicken breast, brown rice, green beans and carrots. I only feed her apple slices, hard boiled eggs or raw carrots for a treat. So, maybe she is getting too much chicken…I’ll switch it up and try lamb or hamburger next time I make it. I also feed her about a half of cup of plain yogurt every other day to help with the yeast.

I try to keep her ears dry (when she comes in and it’s raining, I wipe them down with a dry towel). I rarely clean her ears on her Vets advice. He too stated that over cleaning them can cause problems.

Again, thanks for the advice. I am just trying to find ways to prevent them. I hate that s

admin answers:

I second the view the ear infections are often immune system reactions due to either food intolerance or allergies.

Constant ear infection is not normal.

You don’t mention what food you feed – some things to consider:
– proteins are more often the problem – so if you feed chicken based diet – switch to lamb, venison or beef
– cheap food is never good. Forget grocery store brands and consider grain free diets (FROMM makes a good one)
– ideal world – feed your dog organic raw diet

Antibiotics are not good for long term infection. Cleaning them won’t prevent infection and can actually make it worse (secondary infection).
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I would suggest raw hamburger, do NOT cook it and I would go easy on the beans and carrots. Honestly, they dont’ need many veggies – about 1/4 cup for a large dog like yours per day is enough per day. Make sure you cook them (steamed is ideal) – I personally don’t like giving raw veggies although I know some do.

I too feed raw apples – and nothing wrong with eggs. I have also found raw lamb chops a good option and I always give my dogs raw knuckle soup bones (do NOT cook these as they will splinter).

Bones are cow hocks – buy at least as big as your fist and start slowly if your dog has not had before – dog need calcium and these bones are great happy meals for dogs – but too much fibre at once can give them a tummy ache.

I do find chicken to be a problem in my Doberman – and regardless of quantity or cooked or raw – so I just don’t feed it.

I also use homeopathics – but if you are new to this, it seems intimidating (or maybe hokey).
Anyway, If you get tired of having your vet give you scripts for drugs that never work, here is another option.
It is a book worth buying written by a holistic vet – I’ve had his books for 20 years and never tire of them – a very good reference and emergency guide for $15 – he gives lots of recipes for sick dogs and some specific remedies for things like ear infections and other common doggie problems.

Its been a lifesaver for me.

Http://www.amazon.com/Pitcairns-Complete-Guide-Natural-Health/dp/0875962432
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Last comment: If the dogs ears are inflamed – fast her for a day. Then begin an elimination diet to see if you can isolate if the problem is food.

Start with your brown rice on day 2 – nothing else. (except water)
Try the rice for at least 2 days.
Ideally by day 4 you should see your dog’s condition improved or even healed.

If you see SOME improvement, you know you are on the right track. Then you can try adding hard boiled eggs – to rice.

Do this for a couple days.

I would add the raw burger next, and then wait for about 1 week – ideally if the dogs condition has reversed and healed you know you can go forward.

Add new foods sparingly, one at a time, and monitor for a few days to see.

I have found if the allergen is removed completely for a period of days- then reintroduced, the dog will IMMEDIATELY begin showing symptoms (scratching followed by inflammation ).

If that happens, immediately note that food is not tolerated and eliminate it permanently .

Good luck
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Dogs need 6x the calcium as humans – you don’t mention a calcium source in your diet plan. Raw soup bones are perfectly balanced for this (calcium /phosphorous ratio). I prefer bones to pills -calcium carbonate is not easily assimilated and your dog would need ALOT of it.
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Sorry – last add. Fasting is fine for dogs of good weight and not suffering from wasting diseases (like cancer). Assuming your dog is otherwise healthy and a good weight – its a great way to detoxify and sort out her diet problems.

Thomas asks…

How do I tell my family about the horrors of factory farming?

My family is very misinformed on how they get their meat to be very cheap. Almost everyone has some kind of medical condition already. I’m the only one who has gone vegan and I really enjoy eating my whole foods. I buy my dog organic meat but they think its too expensive. I try to tell them but my dad is very cheap. My parents are so brainwashed by all the ads telling them its healthy way of eating. Its no wonder they’re getting sick and lack so much energy! I’m not even exaggerating at all. My mom always feels very tired and has anemia. My dad suffers from very high blood pressure. I just order them this book http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Whole-Foods-Traditions-Nutrition/dp/1556434308/ref=pd_sim_b_1. I know its not a cure for everything but diet does help a lot of people improve. I just hope they’ll get it. I don’t hate that my family eats meat at all but that they support that corrupt industry. I mean they can buy better quality. How did you approach your family about the agribusiness horror?

admin answers:

You have very nice grammar by the way- so I assume your 13- 18, but obviously you still live with your parents. You really- give in the fact OF living with your parents, you can not supply yourself and your dog. In other words, you can not afford tCherishsh these things. But I do very much wonder your age- because at around 15- 16 you could get a good job, and pay for some of these things, even 12-14, babysitting! If your able to support your self with your veganism and for your dog, let your parents be and go by your own terms. The book you have requested, was indeed a good choice, and hopefully yes they can understand for themselves the true meaning or nutrition and nutritaiol value.

James asks…

Calling on All Parrot/Parakeet Keepers that use pellets! Which of these three are the best food pellets?!?

I have a 5 Month Old Baby Indian Ringneck Male bird. I have been searching for food pellets for it…

I have come across 3 types of food pelles to choose from, what would be the best one for this bird.

The first Type is Harrisons Food pellets High Potency. These are the ingredients:

http://www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com/products/hpf.html

Ingredients: *Ground Hulled White Millet (Proso), *Ground Shelled Sunflower Seeds, *Ground Hulless Barley, *Ground Yellow Corn, *Ground Soybeans, *Ground Shelled Peanuts, *Ground Rice, *Ground Green Peas, *Ground Lentils, *Ground Toasted Oat Groats, Chia Seed, *Ground Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Montmorillonite Clay, Spirulina, Ground Dried Sea Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Sea Salt, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein (min.) 20%, crude fat (min.) 12%, crude fiber (max.) 5%, moisture (max.) 10%

The Second One is a certified Organic Diet pellet:

http://www.parrot-and-conure-world.com/totally-organic-pellets.html

Certified Totally Organic Pellets Ingredients: Rice, barley, corn, sunflower seed hulled, alfalfa leaf, sesame seeds unhulled, amaranth whole, quinoa whole, buckwheat hulled, millet hulled, dandelion leaf powder, carrot powder, spinach leaf powder, purple dulse, rose hips powder, rose hips crushed, orange peel powder, lemon peel powder, rosemary whole leaf, cayenne ground, crushed red chili peppers, wheat grass powder, barley grass powder.

Guaranteed Analysis: Protein 15% Max., Fat 6% Min., Crude Fiber 6% Max.

And the last one is Kaytee Exact Organic Food pellets and here are the ingredients and picture:

http://www.gourmetparrot.com/exact-organic.html

Ingredients:
Ground Organic Corn, Ground Organic Wheat, Roasted Organic Soybeans, Ground Organic Oats, Ground Organic Flax Seed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Vitamin A Supplement, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Carbonate, Rosemary Extract, Citric Acid, Manganous Oxide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of vitamin K activity), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3), Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.)………….15.0%
Crude Fat (min.)…………………6.0%
Crude Fiber (max.)……………..5.0%
Moisture (max.)………………..12.0%

admin answers:

I’ve never had a ringneck, but I was once told to use Harrison’s pellets for my BF Amazon, Military Macaw, Quaker Parrot, and Sun Conure. It made a WONDERFUL improvement in the appearance of their feathers, and their stools looked a lot healthier.

That organic food sounds very nice, too. I think either one of those two would be great.

The first ingredient in the Kaytee food is corn. Not an expert on bird nutrition, but I do know that not a lot of animals can properly digest corn. This is why your better brands of dog and cat food are advertised as having NO corn. I wouldn’t feed the Kaytee. Avoid anything with corn as the first ingredient. As a third, fourth, or fifth, it’s ok.

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Chris asks…

What are my chances to get into these universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English (future AP: AP 12 English, AP Government and Politics, ADV Stat)

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

admin answers:

You have a very good chance of getting into your ideal colleges. You’ll easily get into your safeties. Your gpa seems a little low but you’re in the top 6% guess you go to a pretty tough school. I’m pretty sure most people take the SAT/ACT in their junior year so you might want to think about that.

Richard asks…

My Chances of getting into UW University and Others?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

Unfortunately, until you have your test scores, it is absolutely impossible to tell a thing. Anyone who tells you otherwise is full of shit.
That being said, gwu isn’t that hard to get into. It is by no means easy but with your grades you should be fine with decent test scores.
Georgetown should be achievable with good test scores (32+ act).
For Yale and Stanford, a 34+ is necessary and even that won’t guarantee you a thing.

Donna asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

I think you have an excellent chance of getting into the schools you mentioned. I’d even say you have a good chance of getting into George Washington!
Stay on the track that you’re on and you’ll be accepted at a great school. And you’re only a junior, don’t worry about this stuff yet! Just focus on keeping your grades up. You still have a full year before you apply to colleges and your priorities might change in that time, so keep an open mind.

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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Sensitive Stomachs

Linda asks…

My dogs have horrible breath!!!!!!!!!! how to get rid of it?

i have 2 yorkies and they have horrible breath. we get there teeth cleaned twice a year. we even get special chewies from the vet that helps with bad breath and tar built up. we brush there teeth with organic mint dog tooth paste 3 times a week. we tried dog breath sprays, dog mints, but my dogs have a sensitive stomach so they can’t eat the mints or they will throw up!!!!!! is there anything that can help????

admin answers:

The Only Natural Pet Store online sells probiotics for dogs and cats. You just sprinkle it on their food. Like probiotics in humans, it’s full of the good bacteria necessary for digestion.

Helen asks…

My dog keeps eating grass, why?

I have heard when dogs eat grass it means they have upset stomachs, is that true? What could cause her to be sick and eat grass?

admin answers:

There are a few reasons why your dog could be eating grass.
The most common reason for dogs to eat grass is if they have an upset stomach. It will help your dog vomit if that is the reason. It could be that his dog food may be too rich or he just can’t tolerate it. So you can change his dog food. One of my dogs used to get sick on a regular basis and when I put him on a light version of the dog food he was on, he has done just fine. Or many brands also have a food for sensitive stomachs.
Other reasons are that some dogs eat grass is for the fiber. Their body tells them if they need something in their diet, so your dog may need more fiber in his diet. Once again, you can try changing his food. There are some who are high in fiber. Canidae is a good brand. It is organic and contains chicken and brown rice. Or try adding a spoon full of raw or steamed vegetables to his dog food. They are good for dogs, high in fiber, no fat and dogs love them. Try diced broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas, cauliflower, etc..
The other reason dogs eat grass is that they like it and it just becomes a habit to eat it. They may have tried it as a puppy and liked it so they keep eating it. You can try to break the habit by getting on to him when you see him eating grass, if you get him to spit it out, praise and reward him. Any time he goes out and does not eat grass, give him a little treat and show him that you are proud of him. Positive reinforcement will show him that if he eating grass is not good for him.
Try changing his food first. Also, ask your vet if he can recommend a different dog food and if he can give you any advice with getting your dog to stop eating grass.
Best of luck with your dog. Hope I helped.

Maria asks…

What is the most Best Dog Food? Please read this! WILL GIVE 10 POINTS!?

Hi Everyone! I have four dogs. 1 Purebred Sheltie. 42 pounds. And he is 8 1/2 years old. 1 Purebred Yorkie 5 pounds And is 1 year old. 1 Purebred Shihtzu 4 years old. 13 pounds. 1 Purebred Poodle 4 years old. 5 1/2 pounds. Every dog is a good weight. They are all healthy. They don’t have allergies or stomach problems or anything like that. They have been fed Hill’s Science Diet for most of their life. We just feed the regular food. Nothing for allergies or sensitive stomachs, or anything like that. We have fed this food for most of their lives. We fed it to them because our Vet’s recomended it. Anyways I now know after doing some research that Science Diet is not a good dog food after all. So I’ve been doing research on other Dog Foods to see which one is the best. Please people READ this! I know that their is a lot of stuff. I’m going to list names of Dog Foods that I think are pretty good. I know this is a lot of Dog Foods. But please Read. I have done research on these Dog Foods to know that they are good. But I wanted other people’s descions also. Ok here are the dog foods. All of the Dog Foods.

1. Natue’s Recipe
2. Wellness
3. Pet Promise
4. Natural Choice
5. Natural Ultramix
6. Pinnacle
7. Avoderm
8. Nature’s Balance
9. Organix
10. Innovana
11. Nutro Natural Choice
12. Nutro Max
13. Nutro Ultra
14. Solid Gold
15. Blue Buffalo
16. Eagle Pack Holistic
17. Canidae All Life Stages
18. Fromm Four Star
19. Merrick
20. GO Natural
21. Nature’s Variety Prairie
22. Nature’s Logic
23. Artemis Fresh Mix
24. Timberwolf Organics
25. Honest Kitchen
26. Ziwi Peak

– Ok that’s all of them! I know their is a ton of them! I have done some research on them, enough to know that they are good. But I need to do furthur researchand narrow it down to 1 dog food. These were NOT in any specific order. I listed them in. I just wrote them down. I am willing to pay any price. I want people to pick out the Dog Food(s) that they think is best. And give a few reasons why they think that it is good. And pick out a few Dog Foods that you don’t think is good and a few reasons why. And if you don’t think any of the Dog Foods that I’ve listed our good. Then say a few reasons why. And give the name of Dog Food that you think is good and why you think that. Well that’s everything! Please anwser this question! I will give you 10 points!
Also here is a website. If you have your own Dog Food how does it rate on this website? Also the ones that I’ve listed how do they rate and what does it say about them? (The ones you picked of courese) 6 stars is the best Dog Food. 5 Stars is good Dog Food. 4 stars is Ok dog food. And it just goes down from their. Their is a search box where you just type the name of your Dog Food in. Here is the site. http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/
That’s the site. And please answer all of my many questions! Sorry about all of them. Will give 10 points!

admin answers:

Iams has researched documented dog food that can be changed with age. Many breaders swear by it.

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Your Questions About Dog Training Classes Denver

Mary asks…

What are my chances of getting into these Universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate. I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63
Academic Standing: Top 5% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 21/450
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂

admin answers:

I think you could get into all of them.

William asks…

Parents help me please, how much would you pay me to watch your child in this scenario?

Ok, so here’s how this would work, I would be watching the child of my mom’s friend (he goes to my little sister’s school and they are friends). And I may or may not be watching my sister too, but her son would be the main child I would be watching. I would probably be watching him two or three days a week all day over the summer.

Right now I am a lifeguard and so I am qualified in CPR, and first aid etc. and I also teach swim lessons so my pay is about $8.75 an hour because it’s just the local pool. I plan to keep my license up to date over the summer as well.

What do you think would be an appropriate wages per hour for being the nanny for her son? I looked online and it says that the average wages per hour for a nanny in Denver, CO (where I live) is like $21 an hour, but that’s for grown women who are working through a company and have more experience. I am only 16 so I don’t have a car, plus she is a family friend.

I just want some opinions you know? Because I would like to get paid at least a little more than I am now, but I don’t want to come off as greedy or rude to her because I don’t want to offend her.

Scenario:

Me-
Age: 16
Working experience: lifeguard, swim instructor (parents have requested me multiple times for private lessons because I am good with their children, and my co workers request to work with me.)
School: Right now I am in an honors class (english) and an AP class (US History), all my other classes are regular but I have A’s and B’s, accept for Spanish (a C but I am working on it!). I’m in Cross country in the fall, snowboard in the winter, and do Track: long distance running in the spring. Hobbies: Poetry, drawing, photography, volunteering at a horse rescue stable where I teach horse back riding lessons and work horses.
Other: I have a permit, but no license or car. (I will actually be getting my license a week after summer vacation ends, darn!)

You-
You are my mom’s friend because my sister and your son go to school together, and you are both vice presidents of the PTA (I really want to be careful about planning this because they have such a strong relationship). Your son is 9 years old and I have watched him before for a whole night along with my sister, and another one of their friends while the moms had a girl’s night.

Please keep in mind that even though I don’t have a license this doesn’t mean that I would be staying at home all day, both my mom and his mom have given me permission to take him on the mass transit bus and train. Plus it’s Denver, there are museums and ice cream shops every two blocks 🙂 They also have a pool on top of their apartment building. All I am trying to say is that I will make sure he has fun and we won’t just be sitting at home.

Sorry this is so long, but any advice from adults, grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts, anyone with kids would be appreciated. Thank you for your time 🙂

admin answers:

I am a parent. For full day babysitting, a daily rate makes more sense. It’s great that you are CPR certified and a good student, but don’t expect to make more just because of that. As a parent, I expect any teen I hire to be able to appropriately handle emergencies, otherwise, they don’t watch my kids. My sitters are your age and I would pay them a daily rate of around $40-$50 per day. I would also leave spending money, but would want to “approve” any outings; I may not go for all the activities you suggested; that can get expensive. Sounds like you are into him having fun, but a 9 y.o. Requires much less “supervision” than younger kids which is why I would not pay as much as you are probably thinking. With all new sitters (for both my kids and dog/house sitting), I always discuss the money w/them ahead of time and they have the option to accept or decline..but, we have never had anybody decline, which tells me our rate must be in the ballpark.

Laura asks…

What are my chances to get into these universities?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate, but if you know information that could help me or you think that I would get accepted, please share! I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities: Would love to go here but reality, hardly get accepted and I am aware of that.
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-(Dont mind the dashes, they are my school/state/county names that I crossed out)

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63 (unweighted)
Academic Standing: Top 6% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 23/380
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English (future AP: AP 12 English, AP Government and Politics, ADV Stat)

SAT & ACT: I have not taken them yet since I am still a Junior.

Leadership:

2010 – 2012 (My State) State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 (My State) Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member
2009 – 2011 —— High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 ——- High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 ——– High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 ——– High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 National Honors Society
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 — Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 — Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 —– MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, —– Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 —— High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 —– High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

admin answers:

A couple things:

1) As a junior, you should probably have taken the SAT by now, or at very least some of the SAT subject tests. Most top tier schools require 2 subject tests (unless you’re submitting the ACT). Take the SAT soon!

2) You have a ton of extracurriculars, but many of your extracurriculars look like you’ve only done them for a year or two. Colleges prefer depth over breadth, so try picking a couple of areas and demonstrating dedication and passion.

3) Your GPA means very little as just a number. Schools will ALWAYS evaluate academic performance in the context of the school you go to.

4) GWU is much less competitive than any of the other schools in your “dream school” category. Georgetown is pretty competitive, but not nearly as competitive as Stanford or Yale.

You seem to have a solid beginning, but it’s too early to predict anything, considering that you have no test scores or essays yet. Good luck during this stressful process!

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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food

Lisa asks…

Why is Timberwolf Organics dog food named that when its not organic??

Its a good dog food, but it is not organic like its name says.

admin answers:

You’re right, it’s not. It’s a marketing tactic. It is good food, but not organic.

Donna asks…

Why is everyone swearing by these organic dog foods?

Family has had dogs since I was a little kid and we never bought expensive dog food and all our dogs lived long happy lives. Was also told by a vet that they are all basically the same some just make the dog expel less waste.

admin answers:

Dogs are basically scavengers and they do well on most sorts of food.
In the old days I used to feed my dogs just plain dog biscuit kibble and breast of lamb or offal from the village butchers shop. There was no fancy complete foods in those days. Allergies in dogs was almost unheard of and my dogs lived long and healthy lives.
The dog food industry is big Business and they are all eager to make us believe that their product is the best and that if we don`t feed our dogs with their wonderful vitamin filled food we are guilty of not providing our dogs with a correct diet.
There are some good basic complete dry foods on the market that just use simple wholesome ingredients whereas others have all sorts of fancy ingredients that are not really needed by dogs and can cause allergies and digestive problems.
I think if a dog is doing well on what it is being fed and enjoys its food then stick with it.

Linda asks…

what is the healthiest dog food?

My bulldog eats natures variety raw organic frozen dog food..its very expensive and we want to swtich to a dry food or dry and add some of the frozen…He gets really bad allergies thats why we stayed with the same brand for so long..any suggestions?

admin answers:

My Dog loves the Science Diet Food. Lamb and Rice.

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Your Questions About Dogs Life Kmk

Joseph asks…

Full List of Kottonmouth King Albums?

Hi. So I’ve recently discovered KMK and I really like them. And I’m wondering if any of you know their full album list? Or even better, a full song list? It’d be greatly appreciated. Please & Thank you 🙂

admin answers:

Kottonmouth Kings Songs
Complete list of songs by Kottonmouth Kings.
1605 Life
3 Horny Devils
4-2-0
8-Dubb’s Blend
All About The Weed
Anarchy Through Capitolism
Angry Youth
Bad Habits
Bi-Polar
Big Bank
Big Bank (interlude)
Big Hoss
Blaze Of Glory
Blueberry
Bong Toke
Bong Tokin’ Alcoholics
Bonus Track
Bottoms up
Brain On Drugs
Brain on Drugs (Interlude)
Bring It on
Bubblin
Built to Last
Bump
Bump (Remix – Radio Edit)
Can Anybody Hear Me
City 2 City
Coffee Shop
Controlled Substance
Crucial
Cupid’s Dead
Daydreamin’ Fazes
Deal
Dirt Slang
Discombobulated
Do The Math
Dog’s Life
Don’t Give A F*cK
Don’t Make Me Beg
Don’t Give A Fuck
Down 4 Tha Krown
Down 4 the Krown
Drunk With Power
Dust To Dust
Dying Daze
Elevated Sounds
Endless Highway
Enjoy
Everybody Move
Everyday
Everyday Thang
Eye of The Storm
F.T.I.Z
Face Facts
Family Trees
Fat Sack
Fire It up
First Class
Float Away
Forever
Freaks Of The Industry
Free Willy
Freeworld
Friends
Frontline
Full Throttle
Get up
Get Your High on
Good As Gold
Grow Room Jam
Happy
Here We Go Again
High Ridaz
High Society
Hustle
I’ve Had It
In Da House
Intro
Irie Feelin’
It Ain’t Easy
Johnnny’s Gotta Problem
Johnny’s Gotta Problem
K.O.T.T.O.N.M.O.U.T.HSong
Keep It Kali
Killa Kali
King Klick
Kings Blend
Koast II Koast
Kona Gold Greeting
Last Chance
Leave Us Alone
Legacy
Legalize Freedom
Let The Sunshine
Let’s F*ck
Let’s Fuck
Life Ain’t What It Seems
Life Rolls on
Life Styles
Light It up
Litas
Live to Day
Livin’ Proof
Living in Fear
Living In Fear (featureing The Judge)
Loadies
Love Songs
Magic Bus
Magic Bus (intro)
Make It Hot
Marijuana
Me & My Skate
Misunderstood
Munchies
My Mind Playin’ Tricks on Me
Neva Stop
New Destination
Nightlife
Nitrous Tank (Interlude)
No Escape
No Regrets
Old
Old (Go High)
On The Run
One 2 Da Two
One Day
One Too Many Timez
Outcast
P-Town
Pack Your Bowls
Paid Vacation
Party
Pass It Around
Peace Not Greed
Peace of Mind
People Comepeople Go
Pimp Twist
Piss Test (Interlude)
Planet Budtron
Plant A Seed
Play On
Positive Vibes
Pot Head
Pot Head (interlude)
Proud To Be A Stoner
Psychedelic Funk
Puff N Tuff
Pull, Pull
Pull, Pull (interlude)
Pumpkin Carver
Purple Haze
Pushin’ Limits
Put It Down
Put It Down – Cypress Hill
Rainfall
Rest of My Life
Revolution
Riddled (Interlude)
Ridin’ High
Rip The Night Away
Rock Like Us
Roll It Up
Round And Round
Sex Toy
Shakey Bones (Interlude)
Shouts Going Out
Size Of An Ant
Skunk One
Sleepers
Slow Suicide
Smile
So High
Soul Surfin’
Spies
Splinter
Stand
Stick Together
Stoner Bitch
Strange Dayz
Strange Daze
Sub-Noize Rats
Sub-Noize Ratz
Subnoize
Suburban Life
Super Hero
Take a Bath
Tangerine Sky
Tell Me Why
The Deal
The Joint
The Lottery
The Munchies
Things I Do
Think 4 Yourself
This My Club Song
Three Horny Devils
Time
Time To Get High
Trippin
Undaground Movement
Unxplanetory
Ur Done
Waking Dream
Walking Dream
Wasted
Watch Your Back
We Got The Chronic
We The People
Wed War
Weed War
Welcome to The Suburbs
What U In 4
What’s Your Trip
Where Am I Going?
Where Da Weed At
Where I’m Going?
Where’s The Weed at?
Who’s The Criminal
Wicket Klownz
Wickit Klowns
Wickit Klownz
Zero Tolerance

Albums

1 Bump
2 Classic Hits Live
3 Classic Hits Live (disc 1)
4 Classic Hits Live (disc 2)
5 Cloud Nine
6 Cloud Nine
7 Fire It Up
8 Greatest Highs
9 Greatest Highs
10 Greatest Highs (disc 1)
11 Greatest Highs (disc 2)
12 Green Is Gold
13 Hidden Stash
14 Hidden Stash 420
15 Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop
16 Hidden Stash III
17 Hidden Stash III
18 Hidden Stash III (disc 1)
19 Hidden Stash III (disc 2)
20 Hidden Stash, Vol. 2
21 High Society
22 Joint Venture
23 Koast II Koast
24 Kottonmouth Kings
25 Kottonmouth Kings No. 7
26 Laughing
27 Legalize it
28 Long Live The Kings
29 Nickel Bag EP
30 Nickelbag
31 Rollin’ Stoned
32 Royal Highness
33 Stash Box
34 Stashbox (Japanese Tour EP)
35 Stomp/Rampage
36 Stoners Reeking Havoc EP
37 Stoners Reeking Havoc EP
38 Sunrise Sessions
39 The Green Album
40 The Kottonmouth Xperience
41 The Kottonmouth Xperience
42 The Kottonmouth Xperience Vol. II: Kosmic Therapy
43 The Lottery Remixes

Mary asks…

P&S: Favorites? 🙂 ????????????????

Favorite
Food:
Drink:
Movie:
Song(s):
Band:
Show:
Color:
Number:
College Football team:
Professional Football Team:
Eye color:
Word:
Fast Food place:
Clothes Store(s):
Shoes:

For me:
tacos
mountain dew or gatorade
valentine’s day or old dogs or employee of the month
hate-plain white t’s, take it off-kesha, bring me to life-evanescence, the only exception-paramore
too many
i dunno
black
8
Tennessee Vols
Dallas Cowboys
Fav is brown
haaa
mcdonalds or kfc
rue 21 or hot topic
nike shox

you?

admin answers:

PIZZA
VODKA
LOL TOO MANY
TOO MANY
TUPAC, BIG L, KMK, KINGSPADE, RED HOT CHILI PEPS ETC,
JACKASS
BLUE
21
DONT WATCH COLLEGE THAT MUCH
SAINTS AND COLTS AND COWBOYS
BLUE
FA SHO
CARLS JR
PACSUN, TILLYS, FOREVER 21 ETC
VANS, CONVERSE RAINBOW FLIP FLOPS

John asks…

Tap Musical Theater Songs?

Do you know any cute songs for tap musical theater. she is 10 and has a personality she loves being on stage and uses so musch expression. we would like it to have talking. please list songs not plaays. please try to list as much as you can it needs to be perfect for her studio. thank you so much sorry to be bossy. have a good day 🙂

admin answers:

Pretty much anything by Cole Porter, also check out “thoroughly modern millie” esp ‘not for the life of me’ and ‘forget about the boy’. There’s also Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, which (although i can’t name songs) i know has lots of tap songs 🙂
Anything with a jazzy style, such as “Good Morning” from singing in the rain

Cole Porter songs –
Anything Goes (and most of the upbeat songs in that show)
Always true to you (darlin, in my fashion) from kiss me kate
Too darn hot – also from KMK

other songs-
42nd street
a few songs in “crazy for you” (it’s basically a gershwin medley)
some of “funny girl”
Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk
Walking Happy
Best Foot Forward
White Christmas
The Band Wagon
Sugar Babies
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (and Whorehouse Goes Public)
Never Gonna Dance
The Grand Hotel
Will Rogers’ Follies
Tap Dogs
Stomp, Riverdance – in a way

hope that’s given you and your daughter some ideas 🙂

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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Coupons

Chris asks…

Did you see that mishill 0bama for each tomato she purchased had a carbon footprint of several tons?

Hi-Ho, the Derry-O

Video

Downtown Farmers Market Draws D.C. Crowd
First lady Michelle Obama was on hand to support the opening of a farmers market that closed Vermont Avenue between H and Eye Streets NW to traffic Thursday afternoon.

By Dana Milbank
Friday, September 18, 2009
Let’s say you’re preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don’t have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?

Here’s how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon:

The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.
Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. “Now it’s time to buy some food,” she told several hundred people who came to watch. “Let’s shop!”

Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama’s neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the “Farm at Sunnyside” tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine.

There’s nothing like the simple pleasures of a farm stand to return us to our agrarian roots.

The first lady had encouraged Freshfarm Markets, the group that runs popular farmers markets in Dupont Circle and elsewhere, to set up near the White House, and she helped get the approvals to shut down Vermont Avenue during rush hour on Thursdays. But the result was quite the opposite of a quaint farmers market. Considering all the logistics, each tomato she purchased had a carbon footprint of several tons.

The promotion of organic and locally grown food, though an admirable cause, is a risky one for the Obamas, because there’s a fine line between promoting healthful eating and sounding like a snob. The president, when he was a candidate in 2007, got in trouble in Iowa when he asked a crowd, “Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” Iowans didn’t have a Whole Foods.

For that reason, it’s probably just as well that the first lady didn’t stop by the Endless Summer Harvest tent yesterday. The Virginia farm had a sign offering “tender baby arugula” — hydroponically grown, pesticide free — and $5 for four ounces, which is $20 a pound.

Obama, in her brief speech to the vendors and patrons, handled the affordability issue by pointing out that people who pay with food stamps would get double the coupon value at the market. Even then, though, it’s hard to imagine somebody using food stamps to buy what the market offered: $19 bison steak from Gunpowder Bison, organic dandelion greens for $12 per pound from Blueberry Hill Vegetables, the Piedmont Reserve cheese from Everson Dairy at $29 a pound. Rounding out the potential shopping cart: $4 for a piece of “walnut dacquoise” from the Praline Bakery, $9 for a jumbo crab cake at Chris’s Marketplace, $8 for a loaf of cranberry-walnut bread and $32 for a bolt of yarn.

The first lady said the market would particularly appeal to federal employees in nearby buildings to “pick up some good stuff for dinner.” Yet even they might think twice about spending $3 for a pint of potatoes when potatoes are on sale for 40 cents a pound at Giant. They could get nearly five dozen eggs at Giant for the $5 Obama spent for her dozen.

But whatever the socioeconomics, there can be no doubt that Obama brought some serious attention to her cause. Hundreds of people crowded the market entrance on I Street as police directed pedestrians to alternative subway entrances. Hundreds braved a light rain and gave a hearty cheer when Obama and her entourage took the stage. “I can’t imagine there’s been a day in the history of our country when people have been more excited about farmers markets,” Mayor Adrian Fenty, Obama’s warm-up act, told the crowd.

The first lady, in gray slacks and blue sweater, marveled that the people were “so pumped up” despite the rain. “I have never seen so many people so excited about fruits and vegetables!” she said. (Must be the tender baby arugula.)

She spoke of the global reach of her cause: “The first thing world leaders, prime ministers, kings, queens ask me about is the White House garden. And then they ask about Bo.”

She spoke of the fuel fed to the world’s most powerful man: “I’ve learned that when my family eats fresh food, healthy food, that it really aff

admin answers:

I started to post that article too. I saw it at the washingtonpost.com

But id get accused of being a “HATER-racist-right-wing nutjob”.

Dont you just love how these Rich-Elitist-Uncaring Democrats can get away with being so wastful? And NOT think their actions have NO EFFECT on that scam ‘global warming’-save the planet-save the trees- like stunts. And how they’d droll on about “…that doesnt apply to us” excuses.

Pathetic

Thomas asks…

Did you see that mishill 0bama for each tomato she purchased had a carbon footprint of several tons?

Did you see that mishill 0bama for each tomato she purchased had a carbon footprint of several tons?

Hi-Ho, the Derry-O

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Downtown Farmers Market Draws D.C. Crowd
First lady Michelle Obama was on hand to support the opening of a farmers market that closed Vermont Avenue between H and Eye Streets NW to traffic Thursday afternoon.

By Dana Milbank
Friday, September 18, 2009
Let’s say you’re preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don’t have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?

Here’s how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon:

The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.
Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. “Now it’s time to buy some food,” she told several hundred people who came to watch. “Let’s shop!”

Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama’s neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the “Farm at Sunnyside” tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine.

There’s nothing like the simple pleasures of a farm stand to return us to our agrarian roots.

The first lady had encouraged Freshfarm Markets, the group that runs popular farmers markets in Dupont Circle and elsewhere, to set up near the White House, and she helped get the approvals to shut down Vermont Avenue during rush hour on Thursdays. But the result was quite the opposite of a quaint farmers market. Considering all the logistics, each tomato she purchased had a carbon footprint of several tons.

The promotion of organic and locally grown food, though an admirable cause, is a risky one for the Obamas, because there’s a fine line between promoting healthful eating and sounding like a snob. The president, when he was a candidate in 2007, got in trouble in Iowa when he asked a crowd, “Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” Iowans didn’t have a Whole Foods.

For that reason, it’s probably just as well that the first lady didn’t stop by the Endless Summer Harvest tent yesterday. The Virginia farm had a sign offering “tender baby arugula” — hydroponically grown, pesticide free — and $5 for four ounces, which is $20 a pound.

Obama, in her brief speech to the vendors and patrons, handled the affordability issue by pointing out that people who pay with food stamps would get double the coupon value at the market. Even then, though, it’s hard to imagine somebody using food stamps to buy what the market offered: $19 bison steak from Gunpowder Bison, organic dandelion greens for $12 per pound from Blueberry Hill Vegetables, the Piedmont Reserve cheese from Everson Dairy at $29 a pound. Rounding out the potential shopping cart: $4 for a piece of “walnut dacquoise” from the Praline Bakery, $9 for a jumbo crab cake at Chris’s Marketplace, $8 for a loaf of cranberry-walnut bread and $32 for a bolt of yarn.

The first lady said the market would particularly appeal to federal employees in nearby buildings to “pick up some good stuff for dinner.” Yet even they might think twice about spending $3 for a pint of potatoes when potatoes are on sale for 40 cents a pound at Giant. They could get nearly five dozen eggs at Giant for the $5 Obama spent for her dozen.

But whatever the socioeconomics, there can be no doubt that Obama brought some serious attention to her cause. Hundreds of people crowded the market entrance on I Street as police directed pedestrians to alternative subway entrances. Hundreds braved a light rain and gave a hearty cheer when Obama and her entourage took the stage. “I can’t imagine there’s been a day in the history of our country when people have been more excited about farmers markets,” Mayor Adrian Fenty, Obama’s warm-up act, told the crowd.

The first lady, in gray slacks and blue sweater, marveled that the people were “so pumped up” despite the rain. “I have never seen so many people so excited about fruits and vegetables!” she said. (Must be the tender baby arugula.)

She spoke of the global reach of her cause: “The first thing world leaders, prime ministers, kings, queens ask me about is the White House garden. And then they ask about Bo.”

She spoke of the fuel fed to the world’s most powerful man: “

admin answers:

Good deed Michelle.

George asks…

How much does your family spend per week on groceries?

My family consists of myself, my fiance and our 8 month old daughter. She is breastfed but eats a lot of solids and some table foods. We spend $100/week on groceries and I am beginning to think this is just ridiculous and that perhaps I just don’t know how to shop. I know for a fact I don’t know to cook LOL And I know that would save me some money…

We also don’t cut coupons or shop at discount grocery stores. My fiance is a junk food junkie and has several pricey treats he seems unable to live without. (25 years old and he will eat an entire box of Gushers in no time…yeah, the gummy fruit candy with the gross stuff in the middle.) We also have pets and the week during the month when we need to re-up on their food, it ends up being $20-$30 more expensive.

So how many people are in your family (and what are their ages) and how much do you spend per week on groceries? Do you have any tricks to help me cut this back a little?
Oh yeah I forgot about the toilet paper and paper towels…that stuff is expensive too.

admin answers:

Well, I’ve been where you are! It used to be so rediculous because we would spend 2-300 dollars and be out of food within a week! I’m also not a good cook, but I’m learning! Here are my tips, take them for what their worth, but I’ve learned a lot these last 3 years! In my house it’s me, my hubby, my 3 1/2 year old, and my 9month old, a cat, a dog (half beagle, half cocker-spaniel, so medium sized) and a fish that never dies (seriously, we forget to feed it for like 3 weeks and it’s still here! Lol)

Right now, I spend roughly $200 2x a month, but that includes EVERYTHING, including medicines, cleaners, etc.

Now I don’t buy everything cheap, but I try to shop smarter. I plan ahead and make a list. It helps me to create menus for the next 2 weeks of meals (I sit down and ask what everyone wants for dinner and then i make a list of everything i need to buy to make those meals. Then I pick up basics for lunches (bread, lunchmeat, peanutbutter & jelly, mac-n-cheese, spagetti-o’s, etc.) Then I add in snacks- I ask my hubby for a few snack ideas. I try to keep this to a minimum so i don’t overbuy. Then, I add in cat & dog food, formula, diapers, cleaners, etc. It is best to keep a list in a place like the fridge so as you run out of something (like deodorant) you can write it down. This keeps me from having to go back for things i forgot we needed and spending more than i budgeted for.

Then, stick to your list. Buying items you don’t need or on the fly ALWAYS costs you more $$ than you intended. Also, coupons are a great way to save extra $$, but I totally get that not only are they annoying, you might also buy things you don’t actually need just because you have a coupon for it!

Another thing is, figure how much do you use something? If you don’t use paper towel very often, buy the cheap stuff. If you do, make sure you are getting the most on the roll for your $$. Don’t be swayed by gimicks of “softness” or “quilted”. Toilet paper was like this for me. I used to buy scott brand because it lasted forever, but it was much like wiping with paper towel in my hubby’s opinion. And it was expensive. So i switched to angel soft. Yes it was cheap, but I had to buy the big 24 pack every 2 weeks, it was crazy! After a while, it’s not so cheap anymore. So i finally found a balance and buy charmin basic now. 12 double rolls, and it lasts me a month or so.

Now, i don’t buy organic, and I don’t make my own baby food. I buy huggies diapers when i have a coupon, and pampers wipes. My dog eats kibbles and bits or dog chow (whichever is cheaper at the time) I buy the big bag of mixed chips snacks (the individual portion sizes) to control my hubby’s snacking- portion control is easier than watching him eat out of the big bags LOL. I buy pepsi and bottled water, and amish noodles (yum!). So no, we don’t eat “cheap” food, but i have learned to shop smarter over the years! I have gone to save-a-lot on occasion, but I have found here lately, sometimes their prices aren’t any better than walmart’s!

Ok, I know this is EXTREMELY long and i’m sorry! Haha I just know what it’s like to be in your shoes and get so frustrated with the grocery bill, and it seems you have nothing to show for it at the end of the week! And when hubby eats everything as if you’re magically always going to have more- it gets very frustrating! =) I have a lot more ideas and ways to cook at home very cheap and easy too! If you want, feel free to e-mail me sometime! Also, I’m on facebook 🙂 Good luck to you! I hope you can get a system worked out for ya!

(oh, and by the way, keep track for one month how much you eat out- I found out we used to spend like $80 a week on groceries, then around $300 a month eating out because it never seemed like we had food in the house. Or we had cheap food like mac-n-cheese or ramen noodles. Now we cut back our eating out to once a week if that, and put about $200 extra into our grocery bill. It saves us $ in the long run, and even though i don’t always cook “healthy” at home, it is generally healthier for us in the long run, and my daughter isn’t living off of chicken nuggets and french fries anymore!)

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Your Questions About Dog Training

George asks…

Trying to find a book about running a dog training business?

I am looking for the single best book I could get that has the most information about starting and running a dog training business.

admin answers:

This one:
So You Want to Be A Dog Trainer:
http://www.amazon.com/You-Want-Dog-Trainer-2nd/dp/0966772687

Susan asks…

do dogs like or dislike the sound of the dog training clicker?

i bought a dog training clicker for my grandma, thinking that is might resolve the problem of her two yorkies fighting…. do you think it will work?

admin answers:

It depends on how you train the dog. Some people use the sound as a reward when the dog is behaving or does a trick right. Others, like me, use it as a naughty sound. When the dog does something bad, scold him/her and click the clicker loudly 3 or 4 times. Works both ways very well.

Helen asks…

Is there a site dedicated to uploading dog training videos?

Is there a site dedicated to uploading dog training videos? A site just for that not everything like youtube one everyone can upload an d watch dog training videos.

admin answers:

Yep, pay-per view…Ot Vitosha kennels has one and the trainer is EXCELLENT!!!

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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Recipes

Charles asks…

What should i feed my dog since i want to stop using commercial food?

I have a bichon and she is older I want to stop using her commercial food because i no longer trust it event tho they say its safe does anyone know of good diets and recipes for dogs I want to keep her healthy and full of the nutrients she needs thnks….

admin answers:

Making your own food is VERY time consuming and you should take her to the vet more often to make sure she is getting all the nutrients. I tryed this and my vet just told me to stop because there was always something wrong and my dog wasnt getting what he really needed.

So I looked on Y!A and found out about some REALLY good dog food. Theres IS good dog food outthere with NO wheat gluten (which is why there was a recall) no fillers, by products or corn.

Blue Buffalo:
http://www.bluebuff.com/

Canidae:
http://www.canidae.com/

Innova/California Natural, Karma:
http://www.naturapet.com/

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul:
http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/

and if you REALLY want to go organic:
TimberWolf Organics:
http://timberwolforganics.com/
(You can put chicken and cooked meat in there with the food)

Just look through some of those and see which one you can find near you and which is good on your wallet. Making your own dog is can be expensive and you can really be putting your dogs health at risk. These foods have NO WHEAT so they will never be on the recall as they are with their own company.

Hope this helps

Lizzie asks…

Can my Bichon Frise be alergic to his own fur?

I changed the food for organic with no lamb and no grains, stopped giving him treats, but as soon his fur gets a little longer he starts scratching and loosing fur around the house, I don’t know what do do anymore, what else can I try?

Thank you!

admin answers:

Try a no beef, wheat, and corn food ( Nature recipe, Blue buffalo ) ..

No he wouldn’t be allergic to his own fur, but could very well have a skin condition (that could worsen when the hair becomes longer and unkept).

Avoid bathing more then once a month, usually bathing only worsens dry skin on dogs… Person above is a tool! =D

Donald asks…

what other food can chihuahuas and Labradors eat?

i have 2 chihuahuas which are 2 yrs old, and one labrador 2yrs old also.. i think that their getting tired of their usual dog food. i want to give them something that is good for them also. what kind of meat and vegetable can i give them?
how many servings of food should i give my chihuahuas coz i just had them recently
and how can i prepare the food? can i add salt and pepper to it? or i just saute the meat without any condiments?
thanks!
pls give me recipes… i would really appreciate that..
thanks

admin answers:

I feed my dogs a homemade food which includes a mixture of all raw meats and offal (except pork), green leafy vegetables, carrots, broccoli, apples (all liquidised), sunflower and pumpkin seeds (crushed), organic sunflower oil, honey, a little garlic, boiled white rice.

Onions should be avoided as should exotic vegetables (bell peppers, egg plant etc). As a rule of thumb I avoid any vegetables that wouldn’t normally be found in the stomach of prey animals and limit offal to 10% of the whole mix.

If you want the recipe then just say so and I’ll happily post it on here for you 🙂

Here you go – All of the food is raw – no need to cook any of it and definitely NO salt, pepper or other condiments 🙂

1 kg raw beef mince
1 kg raw beef
1 kg raw mutton/lamb
1.5 kg raw chicken/turkey (white or dark meat it doesn’t matter)
1.5 kg raw tripe
1 kg mixed raw offal – liver, kidney, heart

Ethnic butchers are the best source of meat as they stock a much wider range at cheaper prices, will often deliver and best of all will chop most of the meat to your specifications, which saves loads of time.

The meat should be chopped into pieces roughly the size of the top of your thumb.

2 kg of mixed leafy/green vegetables (spinach, spring greens, broccoli, green beans, turnip greens)
1.5 kg carrotts
1 kg apples
2 large (supermarket sized) bunches of fresh parsley
1.5 kg of frozen peas, lightly cooked
300g sunflower seeds
100g pumpkin seeds
100g sesame seeds

Pulverise all of the above in a food processor so that it resembles a slightly textured cold soup.

Mix all of the above ingredients together (I use a large rubber tub trug, but washing up bowls or buckets will do just as well and then add:

1 kg white rice – cooked (ie 1kg is the raw weight)
1 medium jar of organic honey
1 tube of garlic puree
1 tube of tomato puree
2 tablespoons of brewers yeast
1 – 2 cups of sunflower oil

Mix together well and weigh out daily portions into freezer bags and freeze 🙂

I allow 25-30g of food per kilogram of body weight (or expected adult weight in the case of puppies). Feed this amount for the first 2-3 weeks and then adjust up or down according to weight gain or loss until you reach the optimum portion for your dog’s metabolism.

The dogs love it and are fantastically healthy (it has been approved by my vet).

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Your Questions About Dog Training Classes Denver

Sharon asks…

GlacierWolf Question about Life, Alaska, Shooting, Hunting, Flying, and being the best human ever?

I am a long time resident of Alaska that actually knows what I am talking about.
GlacierWolf my question for you is as follows. You have done more in your life then any one man can physically do or even imagine. I understand that you have served in all branches of the military. You have lived in every city in Alaska and then many more outside of Alaska. You are an amateur gunsmith that likes to brag about his accomplishments on Yahoo Answers. You even surprise me sometimes with new ones like how you are an audio and video engineer. If I am not mistaken you are an “Olympic class shooter” that never went to the Olympics making you not an “Olympic class shooter.” I wish it was possible to put 3 bullets in the same hole at 300 yards maybe an Olympian could do it. In your superhuman insight you reveal answers to questions that even puts the Alaska fish and game to shame. If I understand correctly Alaska has 26.1 million Caribou while fish and game puts the number closer to 900,000 I am just not sure who is correct. I know you are a world traveler but can you tell me where Alaska and Russia touch? The 5 times I have crossed the Canadian boarder 2 of which were with my dog that was not tattooed, and neither one of us had 200 dollars of cash on us. Come to think of it I also brought my 30-30 rifle with little to no trouble. The many times I traveled by air to and from Alaska I didn’t stop in Seattle. There is a flight everyday from Portland to Anchorage by AlaskaAir. During the summer there are flights from Denver, Chicago, LA, Hawaii, and many others that are direct to Anchorage. When you and your new wife open up your latest restaurant in Fairbanks maybe I will fly there on one of the many flights to enjoy. In closing I would like to get to my question. Do you enjoy telling lies or do you just don’t know the truth?
I hope this helps

“There are approximately 900,000 wild caribou in Alaska” – Alaska Department of Fish and Game

“There are 26.1 million caribou in alaska’s largest herd” – Glacierwolf

Somebody is lying. Who is it?

Good luck. I am a professional photographer – so – lenses are my ‘thing’. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

My wife and I have both worked in restaurants at one time in our lives. If you have any specific questions – feel free to email us.

People, like me, who build these things – always have a national match or service match rifle handy to compair our work to. I owned about 12 AR’s and spent 18 years shooting military competition before I built my first one from scratch.

I live in Alaska.

The problem is quite obvious why we hate Canadians. 95% of Alaska has to pass through Canada to get to Juneau, the capital of Alaska. We are not allowed to bring any form of food – meat, fish, etc – through the border. This means if I go to Juneau to fish and I catch a couple of nice 80lb halibut – I cannot bring it home. It also means when people from Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Skagway etc etc come to the rest of Alaska they cannot hunt – because Canada will not allow them to bring the game meat home.

In Alaska we all carry guns for brown bear protection – heaven help you if you show up at the Canadian border with a firearm!! Even if it is Canadian legal. They will make you sit for hours before they decide to let you through the border – just to punish you for being Alaskan and owning a firearm. This means you can miss your ferry connection at Hanes.

Canadian’s are feely allowed to enter Alaska. But, when an Alaskan goes to pass through Canada to drive to Seattle or the state capitol – we are required to have to have $200 cash in hand for each and every person in the car. Credit cards and check books do not count – they want to see $$ in American dollars. This means a family of 4 must have $800 cash in hand – and as you drive though Canada every crook and theif that recognizes you are Alaksan by your car’s license plates knows they might be able to hold you up – and take your cash.

Oh, and if anyone in your car has had a DUI at any time in their life – the Canadian border guards make them turn around! Even if it was 40 years ago.

Not so much as the Canadian people we hate – we just hate the attitude of the Canadian border guards who hassel us.

You cannot fly direct to Alaska without first stopping in Seattle.
Your friend is not going to have a good time crossing the border – he will need to drive through Canada to get to Alaska. Canada law requires a health certificate for each animal – not a big deal when you arrive with one cat and one certificate…….. but a real problem for a breeder who is traveling with allot of animals. Each animal will need to have a tatoo that identifies the animal and matches up with the health certificate.

Today it will put 4 rounds inside the exact same hole at 200 yards with the TLG Suppressor installed. The groups open up a tad with the suppressor off.

admin answers:

Glacierwolf says: I am a long time Olympic Class military competition shooter. I am a regular at my states yearly pistol championships.

First – 9mm is not allowed in competition. I got no clue what kinda competiton you are doing that uses a 9mm. Duh? For military, state, regional, and national shooting matches and competition the requirement is a 1911 45acp in ‘ as issued’ condition. Although the rules will allow a Baretta 92F in “as issued” condition nobody in their right mind will use one – since even the US Army shooting team has not figured out a way to make a competition 92F model that can equal, let alone beat – the 1911.

Second – Glocks, Sigs, Springfield XD’s – these are all service carry and duty carry pistols. None of them are suitable for competition.

Third – if you want a gun that is cheap to shoot and can be used in competition – you should be looking at a 22 long rifle pistol and probably a gun like the S&W Model 22a. This is a perfect enty level pistol for competiton and will not break the bank – it is quite affordable.

Nobody should begin pistol shooting with anything except a 22lr. For $400 you can get a nice model 22a and 2,000 rounds of 22 ammo. Enough to become a really good shot. You go buy a 9mm and start learning to shoot on it – two years from now you will still be a lousy shot and only have $400 in spent brass + a 9mm pistol to show for your troubles…….. So – the choice – do you want to have a bag of spent cases come 2012 or would you like to have a nice 22 pistol, nice 9mm pistol, and be a good shot for the same money?

Hope this helps

He also says:
I am a former Olympic Class military long distance competiton shooter.

That does not make me a sniper. I have trained with sniper, fired matches against snipers and won – but – that still don’t make me a sniper.

‘Sinper’ is the term for a highly trained military shooter skilled at infiltrating any terrain (jungle, rural, urban, city) and hitting a designated target.

In the hands of such a person – a BB gun becomes a sniper rifle.

Think of it this way. Just because you own a house with a full kitchen stove, blender, toaster, microwave oven, and tons of pots and pans – it does not make you a chef.

In the hands of a skilled chef – an egg on a camp fire is gonna taste out of this world!

Who is to say what is a sniper rifle and what is a non-sniper rifle? Or, the difference between an expensive match rifle and a sniper rifle? What most people call ‘sniper’ rifles is actually a match rifle – but – just because you own it, does not make it a sniper rifle unless you have the skills and training.

Hope this helps.

Sandy asks…

What’s the chance of me getting a job after trade school?

I’m going to college this fall and I need a job so I can be able to pay my loans after I graduate and have experience.For those who say “people rent all the time” I know that’s why I’m looking for a job and getting training while I’m still eighteen and by the time I graduate college I have a job experience, a job, and by that time I have completed my trade school.

I paid $1,400 to attend a Nursing Aide class for my certification so I can work at a private homes, nursing home, and hospital.

admin answers:

When it comes to finding ways to earn money, consider a Denver (Colorado, USA), a woman that lost her upper management job. She started a simple business picking up dog droppings that led to earnings of over $75,000 a year, working outside, setting her own hours, and could be done using a bicycle as transportation. It is also something a child age 10 and up can do alone, an adult can do, or a whole family can do together. This article describes how.
Http://waits4u.com/WorkingInABadEconomy

In this economy, you need to think outside box. Companies are refusing to take applications from the unemployed resulting in many giving up.
Http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/job-listings-unemployed-not-apply-133143362.html
http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/109471/meet-the-unemployable-man?mod=career-work
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/careers/2009/07/22/states-where-the-unemployed-are-giving-up.html
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Mary asks…

My chances in getting into these Colleges?

I would like to know, by just looking at the resume I will paste on here, my chances into getting into the following colleges. The top 4 colleges are the dream colleges so you don’t have to speak on behalf of them since I know they range for a 7%-10% acceptance rate. I will list the colleges first-

Dream Universities:
1. George Washington University
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Georgetown University

Ideal Universities: This is where I mainly would like to know what my chances are to getting in these
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Seattle Pacific University
4. Gonzaga University
5. University of Denver
6. Carroll College

Safe Universities: I am sure I could get into these colleges easily..right?
1. Washington State University
2. Northwest University

Here is my resume-

Academics:

Cumulative GPA: 3.63
Academic Standing: Top 5% of Junior Class
Class Rank: 21/450
AP Courses: AP Biology, AP European History, AP 10 English, ADV 9 English,
AP US History, AP 11 English
Leadership:

2010 – 2012 WA State Board of Education Student Representative
2010 – 2012 WA Association of Student Councils Executive Board Member (WASC)
2009 – 2011 Chiawana High Public Relations Officer
2009 – 2011 Chiawana High ASB Executive Committee
2009 – 2011 Chiawana High Student Ambassador
2010 – 2011 Chiawana High Link Crew Leader
2009 – Present 4-H Camp Leadership Team
2009 4-H Camp Counselor in Training

Awards/Honors:

2010 State Board of Education, Junior Rep. Selectee
2010 State Farm Star Award
2010 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 WSSDA Annual Conference Selectee
2009 State Farm Star Award
2009 PHS Golden Dog Nominee, Certificate of Academic Excellence
2009 PHS Rising Star Award, In Recognition of Academic Excellence
2009 Scholar Athlete Award
2009 21st Century Scholar
2007 – 2008 McLoughlin MS PE Student of the Year

Volunteer/Community Service

2010 Water Stargrass Removal Project, Benton Conservation District
2010 Kid Care for Love and Logic Parent Class
2010 Kid Care for Association for Teachers and Parents
2009 – 2010 Youth Take Heart

Extra-Curricular Activities:

2010 Chiawana High Varsity Boys Soccer
2010 Chiawana High Cross Country
2010 Spanish Club
2010 Key Club
2010 Speech and Debate Club

So…how do things look? 🙂
I am only in my Junior Year as well….so I have another year and a half to improve….so I would like to know now what I can do.

admin answers:

Well I cant give you a straight answer since you havent taken the SAT’s or the ACT yet, but right now extra curriculars are amazing and the GPA is really good (weighted or unweighted) again im still amazed at all your awards/extra curriculars. Trust me when i say that you’ll be getting into a good school. Yay for key club

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Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Grain Free

John asks…

What kind of puppy food should I feed my 9 week old lhasa apso puppy?

I have been researching puppy foods and have come across so many different ones. I was wondering which were the best and healthiest puppy foods to feed a new puppy.

admin answers:

The site GoBlue gave you is good at seeing how foods rate.

You could also look into a raw diet.
Www.bigdogsporch.com
www.rawfed.com/myths
www.rawlearning.com
www.rawmeatybones.com
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Avoid anything that contains corn, soy, wheat, menadione, colors, by-products, ethoxyquin, BHT, BHA, and euthanasia drugs.

If price is an issue and you dont like the idea of a raw diet yet, chicken soup for the dog lovers soul, blue buffalo, wellness, and solid gold barking at the moon are a few to look for.

High quality dog foods:(not a complete list)
Evo(grain free)
Artemis-fresh mix and natural 6 mix
Merrick
Orijen(grain free)
Innova
Wellness core(grain free formula)
Timberwolf organics
Taste of the wild
Blue wilderness
Foundations
Mmillennia(solid gold)
PHD Viand

Ken asks…

What is the lowest amount of ash that you should feed your cat with wet food?

I have been by friends not to give my cat too much (percentage on label) ash based foods. Can someone tell me what brand of wet food has the lowest? He loves this as a treat.

admin answers:

It’s more important to choose a wet food filled with healthy ingredients overall than to worry about ash levels.

Vets used to be concerned with the ash levels in cat foods for cats with FLUTD, but they have learned recently that ash and magnesium levels don’t play a huge role in the developement and treatment of UTI’s.

As far as what you should be feeding…Let me share with you what I have learned about feline nutrition to help you make an informed decision on what diet you should feed your cats.

Many brands of manufactured cat foods claiming to be “healthy” really are not. In fact they are made of the lowest ingredients possible. I’m not saying that a cat can’t live off them… Just the same as you could live off hot dogs and Mac and cheese forever, but better choices can and should be made for your feline friends. I would not venture to say that any manufactured food is “best” for a cat but a grain free organic wet food would be a good start. Feeding canned is certainly better than feeding dry in all cases.

Cats were never meant to eat dry food, also known as cereals or kibble. We, humans, make them eat it for convenience to us. It has nothing to do with them or their nutritional needs. It’s completely species inappropriate.

In the wild, cats derive their entire liquid intake from their prey. They do not have a thirst mechanism because they don’t need it when eating a species appropriate diet. They get all they need from what they eat. So they do not drink water. Regular ol’ house cats have descended from those same wild cats.

So in a home environment, your kitty does not get the moisture it need from dry food and are almost always in a constant state of dehydration. Water fountains are encouraged to TRY to get your cat to drink more and your kitty may even enjoy it. But it will never meet its water intake needs drinking from a bowl.

Deadly feline illnesses such as diabetes, kidney failure, obesity, stones, urinary tract blockages and Urinary Tract Infections (FLUTD), with and without deadly crystals run rampant these days. Cats are not taking in enough water to stave them off. Proper water intake through a species appropriate diet alone can prevent most of these conditions.

Overall, wet is a better all around better for any cats diet, be it canned or Raw and they should never be fed dry cereal kibble if we wish to most closely match their wild nutritional and dietary needs.

Kibble meets our needs… not our cats.

It is also bogus that kibble cleans teeth. DRY FOOD DOES NOT CLEAN TEETH. It’s an old myth that has been scientifically disproved for years, but old-school vets drilled it into people’s heads for so long (and sadly still do) that people still believe it. Cats can not “chew”. They do not have chewing teeth. They have meat ripping pointy carnivorous teeth. They do not have molars. They may “crunch” a piece of food once to crack and break it… but they are absolutely unable to chew a hard piece if food. Want your cat to have clean teeth? Give them an appropriately sized raw bone. :o)

I personally feed a Raw Meat and Bones based diet to my cats and they are very healthy on it. I HIGHLY recommend it. Once I got the hang of it and felt comfortable with it it’s a snap to prepare. It’s something you might want to consider someday. They are obligate carnivores after all and must derive ALL their nutrients from meat based sources. They are unable to absorb them from any other source. Despite thousands of years of domestication they remain strictly carnivorous. True and honest meat eaters and that is what they need most. Protein from meat!

If you are interested in feeding a raw diet some great places to start learning are http: catinfo dot org http://www.catnutrition.org/ , and http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/ .

If you would like to try raw with your cats and don’t want to get all technical about it but want to try a trusted, time tested and balanced raw diet you can order from felinespride dot com/products/catfood.aspx . I purchased this myself hen I first started and my cats loved it!

If raw is not an option for you please be aware that there are three Categories of Pet Foods:

-“Grocery store” foods – (Generic Brands and cheap name brands) Those foods found in grocery stores and mass-market retailers are made with lower-quality, less-digestible, inexpensive ingredients and are therefore a cheaper alternative. While easy on the pocketbook, “grocery store” foods normally do not provide your cat with the healthiest, most nutrient-dense ingredients.

-Premium foods – (Iams/Eukanuba, Purina One, Hills Science Diet, Nutro and such) Foods often found in grocery stores, pet stores, and veterinarian offices that contain higher-grade ingredients, but still include many elements of “grocery store” food, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors, chemical preservatives, and “filler” ingredients such as corn and wheat products, by-products and even animal digest. Yuck! Premium foods are usually more expensive than “grocery store” foods because their ingredients are sometimes of a higher quality, and are therefore somewhat more beneficial and digestible. But don’t be fooled, some of those same so called Premium brands are sometimes worse than grocery store foods, but they charge prices like they are better. They aren’t!

-Healthy foods – (Wellness, Merrick, Eagle Pack, Drs Foster & Smith) The newest addition to the pet food market – provide pets with the highest quality, healthiest, and most nutritious ingredients. They are typically available for purchase online or direct from the manufacturer. Some better retailers are starting to carry them now. Complete Petmart carries a few healthy brand foods. Foods in the Healthy class contain nutrient-rich ingredients. Formulated to provide optimum health benefits for pets, these foods often use real meat as the primary protein source, carbohydrate-rich whole grains like brown rice and barley and whole, fresh fruits and vegetables. They should not contain artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. They will almost always be fortified with additional vitamins and minerals, and will use the best natural sources for fatty acids to help build healthy skin and a beautiful coat. Because healthy foods use high quality ingredients, you should expect to pay a little more than you would for other types of pet food. Remember, though, with healthy foods you can feed less since healthy foods are more nutrient-dense than other types of food so it often evens out or cost’s les than feeding foods filled with cheap non-nutritional by-products fillers.

With all that information in mind, when you are choosing a new cat food, study the ingredients. All ingredients on pet food labels are listed by weight. Meaning whatever ingredients are listed first on the list, there is more in there. The first ingredients listed should be whole meat ingredients, protein sources, such as Chicken or Turkey. NOT just the word “meat”! Who the heck knows what that is? The word Chicken Meal is ok, but it should be a secondary ingredient, not first. Meal is the meat dehydrated and ground into a powder.

The ingredients also should NOT include any by-products or animal digest whatsoever. Those are disgusting left over animal parts that are scraped off the filthy floors of meat and poultry plants. They should just go into the trash but they put them into pet food instead. EW!!!!

Also make sure there are no artificial colors or flavors. And make sure there is no BHA and BHT used preservatives. These preservatives have been shown to cause cancer in both cats and dogs. Bad Bad stuff and it’s in almost every cat treat on the market. 🙁

So, in summery of the ingredients… if you see the words by-products, Animal Digest, the word “meat” alone, Corn, Corn Gluten, Wheat Gluten, or BHA or BHT… stop reading, put down that product and move on to the next.

Be aware that when switching to a Healthy, Holistic or Organic food, you will pay for what you get. Good foods are not cheap. They are pricey and will cost you on a per bag basis much more. Just like steak costs more than hotdogs. But again, you will be feeding a better food and improving the over all health of your pet. This in turn leads to less vet visits for illness now and more importantly later in life in their geriatric years. You will also feed less of this food on a per animal basis because a smaller amount of food contains what your cat needs. Overall healthy foods are well worth it, if only for the piece of mind that the ingredients are better for your cat than cheap crap.

You can start your research for a healthy cat food here if you are not ready to try feeding a Raw diet:
onlynaturalpet dot com

If you want to buy in a store, Complete Petmart is a good store and carries quite a few natural, organic, and holistic blends. Also check with your local feed/grain stores.

I highly recommend you take the time to research for yourself, but the information I have given should get you off to a good start. Good luck choosing a new healthy food!

********IMPORTANT*******Don’t forget to switch your Pets food slowly over a period of 10 to 14 days, if you can. Mixing 25% new to 75% old. Then 50/50… then 75% new to 25% old. And finally switch over to 100% new. Take it slow as not to upset their digestive system.

Side note… Please don’t feed Iams / Eukanuba. It’s ALL fillers, byproducts, animal digest and CRAP. Read the ingredients! There is nothing good for your cat in that food. Not to mention they conduct the most appalling animal testing you have ever seen. .iamscruelty dot to see the terror they create.

Michael asks…

What kind of cat food should i feed my cat?

He poops alot and i dont even give him that much food. I had a cat before and she ate the same about as he does but he just seems to poop alot and i have to clean his litter 3-5 time a day. Does it have to do with the food i give him?

The food that he eats is Friskies® Feline Favorites®
Oh yeah its dry. If its not the food then what is it? Is it even normal?

admin answers:

I’m glad you’re looking into why certain foods are bad or good.

It is true that many many brands of manufactured cat foods claiming to be “healthy” really are not. In fact they are made of the lowest ingredients possible.

I’m not saying that a cat can’t live off them… Just the same as you could live off hot dogs forever, but better choices can and should be made.

I would not venture to say that any manufactured food is “best” for a cat but a grain free organic food would be good. And canned is certainly better than Dry in all cases.

I personally feed a Raw Meat and Bones based diet to my cats and they are very healthy on it. I HIGHLY recommend it. Once I got the hang of it and felt comfortable with it it’s a snap to prepare. It’s something you might want to consider someday. They are obligate carnivores after all and must derive ALL their nutrients from meat based sources. They are unable to absorb them from any other source. Despite thousands of years of domestication they remain strictly carnivorous. True and honest meat eaters and that is what they need most. Protein from meat!

If raw is not an option for you be aware that there are three Categories of Pet Foods:

-“Grocery store” foods – (Generic Brands and cheap name brands) Those foods found in grocery stores and mass-market retailers are made with lower-quality, less-digestible, inexpensive ingredients and are therefore a cheaper alternative. While easy on the pocketbook, “grocery store” foods normally do not provide your cat with the healthiest, most nutrient-dense ingredients.

-Premium foods – (Iams/Eukanuba, Purina One, Hills Science Diet, Nutro and such) Foods often found in grocery stores, pet stores, and veterinarian offices that contain higher-grade ingredients, but still include many elements of “grocery store” food, such as artificial colors, artificial flavors, chemical preservatives, and “filler” ingredients such as corn and wheat products, by-products and even animal digest. Yuck! Premium foods are usually more expensive than “grocery store” foods because their ingredients are sometimes of a higher quality, and are therefore somewhat more beneficial and digestible. But don’t be fooled, some of those same so called Premium brands are sometimes worse than grocery store foods, but they charge prices like they are better. They aren’t!

-Healthy foods – (Wellness, Eagle Pack, Drs Foster and Smith) The newest addition to the pet food market – provide pets with the highest quality, healthiest, and most nutritious ingredients. They are typically available for purchase online or direct from the manufacturer. Some better retailers are starting to carry them now. Complete Petmart carries a few healthy brand foods. Foods in the Healthy class – contain nutrient-rich ingredients. Formulated to provide optimum health benefits for pets, these foods often use real meat as the primary protein source, carbohydrate-rich whole grains like brown rice and barley and whole, fresh fruits and vegetables. They should not contain artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. They will almost always be fortified with additional vitamins and minerals, and will use the best natural sources for fatty acids to help build healthy skin and a beautiful coat. Because healthy foods use high quality ingredients, you should expect to pay a little more than you would for other types of pet food. Remember, though, with healthy foods you can feed less since healthy foods are more nutrient-dense than other types of food so it often evens out or cost’s les than feeding foods filled with cheap non-nutritional by-products fillers.

With all that information in mind, when you are choosing a new cat food, study the ingredients. All ingredients on pet food labels are listed by weight. Meaning whatever ingredients are listed first on the list, there is more in there. The first ingredients listed should be whole meat ingredients, protein sources, such as Chicken or Turkey. NOT just the word “meat”! Who the heck knows what that is? The word Chicken Meal is ok, but it should be a secondary ingredient, not first. Meal is the meat dehydrated and ground into a powder.

The ingredients also should NOT include any by-products or animal digest whatsoever. Those are disgusting left over animal parts that are scraped off the filthy floors of meat and poultry plants. They should just go into the trash but they put them into pet food instead. EW!!!!

Also make sure there are no artificial colors or flavors. And make sure there is no BHA and BHT used preservatives. These preservatives have been shown to cause cancer in both cats and dogs. Bad Bad stuff and it’s in almost every cat treat on the market. 🙁

So, in summery of the ingredients… if you see the words by-products, Animal Digest, the word “meat” alone, Corn, Corn Gluten, Wheat Gluten, or BHA or BHT… stop reading, put down that product and move on to the next.

Be aware that when switching to a Healthy, Holistic or Organic food, you will pay for what you get. Good foods are not cheap. They are pricey and will cost you on a per bag basis much more. Just like steak costs more than hotdogs. But again, you will be feeding a better food and improving the over all health of your pet. Which in turn leads to less vet visits for illness now and more importantly later in life in their Geriatric years. You will also feed less of this food on a per animal basis because a smaller amount of food contains what your cat needs. Overall healthy foods are well worth it, if only for the piece of mind that the ingredients are better for your cat than cheap crap.

You can start your search here if you are not ready to try feeding a Raw diet:

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com

If you want to buy in a store, Complete Petmart is a good store and carries quite a few natural, organic, and holistic blends. Also check with your local feed stores. Old Mother Hubbard Wellness Brand is a great holistic food I feed. As is Eagle Pack Dry Cat food. Merrick canned is also a great source of nutrition and they will be coming out with a dry line this summer.

I highly recommend people take the time to research for themselves, but the information I have given should get you off to a good start. Good luck choosing a new food for your cats!

********IMPORTANT*******Don’t forget to switch your Pets food slowly over a period of 10 to 14 days, if you can. Mixing 25% new to 75% old. Then 50/50… then 75% new to 25% old. And finally switch over to 100% new. Take it slow as not to upset their digestive system.

Side note… Please don’t feed Iams / Eukanuba. It’s ALL fillers, byproducts, animal digest and CRAP. Read the ingredients! There is nothing good for your cat in that food. Not to mention they conduct the most appalling animal testing you have ever seen. Http://www.iamscruelty.com to see the terror they create.

Foods I can recommend based on personal experience –

Drs. F&S Food Link – http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/NavResults.cfm?N=2002+6000

Wellness Food Link – http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/wellness/cat_index.html

Eagle Pack Holistic Select – http://www.eaglepack.com/Pages/HS_Home.html

Merrick Foods: http://www.merrickpetcare.com/

You can find more great foods at http://www.onlynaturalpet.com

****DO NOT FEED IAMS!**** http://www.iamscruelty.com

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