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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone give their dog bluberries? I heard it helps with staining and just started it. Will keep you updated....


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We have fresh blueberries around most of the summer, so my dogs get them as treats, but I've never given it to them for a specific purpose.

Is there any theory behind this - what would be in the berries that would make this work? Do they need to be fresh for what you are trying to do or does it matter? I hope you get success from it and report back!

If you know anyone who can take some good pictures, it would be fun to see the progress documented. (That first part was facetious.)
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Im not sure... I have heard from two people now that it helps with their staining. Then I mentioned it to someone, she said she uses them and they work! Just a blueberry a day.

Thats all I know. I put two in their food yesterday. Goldie, as fast as she was eating, managed to set both of them to the side. After she was done, she then inspected the berries and decided if she was going to eat them, which she did!

Stogie inhales all his food so fast, anything could be in the bowl.

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I have heard of Blueberry facials to remove tear stains, but not of actually feeding the blueberry to the dog. Something about the anti-oxidants in the Blueberry.

If it works to actually feed it to them and not topically apply it, that's great!


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Lina.. is this April fools? HAHA?/

You mean I could rub Blueberries ON Goldies face??? I never heard that. Wouldn't it turn BLUE? So when I wash it off, the blue would go away and the stains fade? Is that the theory? Hers are so bad, I would do both...
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Oh, that would look really bad... or it could look like one of your football players if you got the blue dark enough under her eyes. Ha ha!
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Blueberrys would cause some serious blue stains, no? Let's see if Beamer wants to be a guinny pig..

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Wouldn't it look like a little blue haired old lady? hehe
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Melissa, it does sound funny, but I kid you not. It's a blueberry based facial for dogs. I talked to a Maltese owner at the dog park the other day and she swears by it. Here's the link to one I found on the internet, though I don't know if this is the one that lady uses or not:

http://www.doggiezbest.com/SPA_Fresh...acialscrub.htm


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And I wouldn't put blueberries straight on a dog either... unless I want a blue dog afterwards! LOL.


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