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offrdfun73
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September 21, 2006 10:53 am  

As moving becomes more of a reality, I was wondering if anyone knew the type of dog food brands carried by K-Mart or similar store on STT.

Our dogs currently eat Maximum Nutrition found at Wal-Mart, which has been somewhat difficult because that is the brand they are always out of. There are no K-Marts in our area as they went out of business back when K-Mart went through bankruptcy and closed a lot of stores.

If possible, I would like to start transitioning our dogs to food that we will find there. Of course, I'd love it if that is a brand carried by K-Mart, too.

Thanks in advance for all your comments.


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September 21, 2006 12:03 pm  

Hello there. I ran into just a bit of dog food problemmatic stuff when I moved, but now have it down pretty well. Who puts out your dog food (i.e. larger company name?)? If they carry one of their brands, they probably carry all of them.

Generally, larger grocery stores (like Plaza Xtra) carries a greater variety, but I am not sure if there is one on STT.

Best wishes, and if you give the larger brand/company name, people might know right away.

Dan


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offrdfun73
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September 21, 2006 7:07 pm  

Thanks so much for your comments.

Maximum Nutrition is the brand name of a dry food. I couldn't tell from the package if there was another brand. A vet recommended it to my husband as being comparable to Eukenuba, but MUCH cheaper. It supposedly is made by them, but marketed to discount stores. Anyhoo, is Eukenuba available on STT? I doubt we could afford it; just curious.

Before Maximum Nutrition, I fed one of my dogs Beneful, but she vomited a lot and it was always colored I think because of the dye in the food. I don't think I'll be going back to Beneful.


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September 26, 2006 10:32 am  

Hello there again. Although I live in St. Croix, I would imagine most of our foods, even for pets, that comes from the stateside is similar between the two islands. Although I didn't see it, the store clerk said that normally they do carry it, and this was a rather small store. They also carry Purina One, which I needed as my dogs have specific allergies (go figure, huh?). That is another kind of top shelf kind of food that I have never had a problem in getting.

Best wishes, and will let you know if I actually see a bag of the stuff,

Dan


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offrdfun73
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September 26, 2006 2:49 pm  

Thanks so much!

Purina One might be one to try. I appreciate the suggestion.

I don't want to pack a bunch of dog food and try changing their food there. Also, we will be coming before them because of the heat and the difficulty in finding pet-friendly rentals! Perhaps in February when the ground temp is below 85, we will have a line on a place that will allow two Labs. We love STX, but the job openings in our fields seem to be in STT. I guess we will adjust to the hustle and bustle of STT. We may come to STX to "get away." 🙂


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September 26, 2006 8:21 pm  

just a quick note:- make sure that you check out vet's charges etc. before you come down. If you are on a budget, you might find them a little steeper than the mainland.


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offrdfun73
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September 26, 2006 8:42 pm  

Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a recommendation for a vet on STT? Fortunately, my sister has agreed to watch them until we get settled. I want to get them switched on their food so she doesn't have to deal with any upset tummies and we don't have to mess with it there.


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kellymac
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September 27, 2006 1:22 am  

Tripp Stewart at Imperial Animal Clinic...When we first moved to STT I took my dogs in to meet the new vet and they did a basic exam on them and found a "lump" that he was concerned about. It turned out to be cancer, had it removed, and saved my 11 yr old baby's life. In the states my dogs have had the same vet for 11 yrs and I am not sure why it wasn't caught before. So, with that being said, I think they love what they do there and do it well.
340-774-7034
They are behind Banco Popular in Contant...:)
ps. I bought Science Diet there for my dogs....


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September 27, 2006 3:43 pm  

There is pet supply store in the country , at 4 Winds Plaza (STT) called Black Ice Feed. This store carries the following dog foods:

Science Diet
Active Care
Wellness
Evo
Diamond
Intimidator
Country Acres 27%
Hightek rations
Eukanuba
Proplan


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offrdfun73
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September 27, 2006 4:12 pm  

You are awesome!

This has been very helpful. Thank you very much.


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offrdfun73
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September 27, 2006 4:13 pm  

I am so glad your "baby" made it. How scary to think your previous vet didn't catch it!

Thanks for the recommendation. It is appreciated.


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September 27, 2006 10:22 pm  

As far as veterinarians are concerned, I highly recommend Dr. John Moore at the Moore Veterinary Clinic in Red Hook (STT East End) 340-775-6623. He and his staff have extremely ably treated my various animals over the years. John also showed great compassion and came out to my place last year to euthanize a most beloved indoor cat. "Nicholas" died most peacefully at home, loved to the last breath.

John and his staff also help both me and others in our never-ending saga of spaying/neutering stray cats in an effort to contain the feral population. I've the greatest respect for him. Just my two cents.

Then again, a lot of people have sworn by Tripp but I never had cause to use his services and I heard recently that he has in fact left island and sold his practice?

Andrew Williamson is in the Frenchman's Bay area and I also have the utmost respect for him, but Andy can sometimes turn off owners with his gruff attitude. In other words, if you're a real idiot of an animal owner, Andy will let you know that in no uncertain terms. His concern is for the animals and he treats them marvellously, plus his reputation for getting up in the middle of the night to attend to an emergency is non-pareil!

Both Andy and John have always been integrally involved with the Humane Society of St Thomas. Sometimes one's choice of veterinarians depends on where you live and who is closest. I think you will find the care here as good as any you can get anywhere on the mainland. There aren't the major frills but the care is incredibly good and I might have to disagree with Jane that the price is higher than one might be accustomed to stateside. Given that I've been here for many years, their pricing seems pretty fair to me.

I recently had to take a feline to Moore Veterinary Clinic and the basic charges were as follows:

Examination 25.00
Office visit 10.00
CBC/blood smear 48.00
Fecal exam for parasites 15.00
Feleuk FIV test 35.00
Creatinine test 30.00
Disposal medical waste 2.00

Of course there were additional charges for the medications that "Miss Cleo" needed and the bill was pretty hefty when it was all added up - but Cleo is now bouncing around as happy as can be when her confusing symptoms had me baffled and I feared for her survival.

Last year I unfortunatey lost four of my cats (get them all while young and at the same time and they of course all start going at the same time which is devastating.) I had been purchasing Frontline from the vet but decided to look on-line to see if buying from PetMeds would indeed save me money. What a wonderful surprise to find that I was paying pretty much the same here as I would by having Pet-Meds ship to me!

Again, I don't know about stateside vet prices but they seem fair to me. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

The best of luck with your move! Cheers.


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kellymac
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September 27, 2006 11:38 pm  

Tripp leaving? I will have to check with his wife who is in the "mommies" club...nobody said anything and his wife has a law practice on STT and they are building on to their home???? Interesting.


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mell
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September 28, 2006 12:04 am  

Hi,

Dr. Stewart is still on island. I was just at his office on Monday.

Dr. Stewart is wonderful and a few months ago another Dr. joined his practice ( I believe he is a countryman of yours STT Res). The new Dr. is quite excellent too -- he is an older gentleman with many years of experience and is extremely kind and caring.

(Perhaps this new Dr. joining the practice is what started the buzz that Dr. Stewart was leaving island???)

I think I am paying approximately 10% to 15% more for veterinary care on STT than I was in the states. But this is basically what I expected, since the costs to administer care must surely be higher here in the islands.


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September 28, 2006 12:28 am  

Mell, if that be so then I stand corrected! A lesson to be learned again that if you do not really know of what you speak then bide you time! But I did put a question mark in there.

I would like to meet my "countryman" new vet so do you and hubbie have plans to either bring him here or steer him?

I wish him the very best


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mell
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September 28, 2006 2:00 pm  

Hi STT Res,

My ancient indoor kitty is doing fine for now and my veterinary emergency (rescuing a stray that had been hit by a car) has passed. The injured kitty will make a full recovery in time, is resting comfortably indoors with me, and will become a permanent member of our household.

Long story short, I will probably not be visiting Dr. Stewart's office again until new kitty has recovered sufficiently to be spayed. However, next time I am in there I will mention the T & T to the new Dr., if he hasn't discovered it already :).

BTW. I do want to second your comments about Dr. Williamson. His bed side manner with people leaves a great deal to be desired, but he does seem to have a genuine devotion to the animals. He helped me with a critically ill kitten that showed up on my doorstep one rainy evening. Unfortunately, the kitten did not survive, but "Doc" took him immediately and tried his best to treat him.


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mell
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September 28, 2006 2:26 pm  

One other quick note Offrdfun73:

Kmart sells the Iams brand as well.


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Onika
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September 28, 2006 2:41 pm  

Third voice in support of Doc Williamson.
He saved my dog's life (which saving required a lot of nighttime work on his part) and for that I will be forvever grateful. I moved out west, so for convenience, Tripp is closer.

And, yes, KMART does sell IAMS. If you see it though, pick up several bags at once b/c it may be months before they get stock in again if there is a dry spell.


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September 28, 2006 2:50 pm  

For those on StX -I would like to recommend Paul Hess - a genuinely caring man. Knowledgable, compassionate, and funny too. Very good at allergies!
Excellent animal hospital facility.


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