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Forum: General Information 11-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Magwart
If you do a trial, try to keep in mind the rule...

If you do a trial, try to keep in mind the rule of thumb many use in rescue is you'll see huge changes in dog in the first 3 days, 3 weeks, and 3 months. We thus expect three very rough first days,...
Forum: General Behavior 11-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Magwart
Bridget, please, please, please be careful. ...

Bridget, please, please, please be careful. From your description of what happened to the other volunteer, it wasn't a warning nip. Nor was it an "understandable" reaction to stress. This dog...
Forum: Holistic/Homeopathic Practices 11-23-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Magwart
There was a post recently about bovine colostrum...

There was a post recently about bovine colostrum possibly helping with leaky gut in this thread:
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/diet-nutrition/489002-bovine-colostrum.html
Forum: General Information 11-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,044
Posted By Magwart
I used to get the Spoiled Rotten Box from...

I used to get the Spoiled Rotten Box from PetFlow. Most of the treats were natural. I got annoyed when they sent a smoked ham bone though -- not even safe for a big dog.

The toys (and some of...
Forum: General Behavior 11-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Magwart
"No kill" is almost never really "no kill." My...

"No kill" is almost never really "no kill." My understanding is that the national shelter definition allows up to 10% to be euthanized (usually for illness, injury, or .... severe aggression). ...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 11-18-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Magwart
Lol, Muskeg. You have to go back to the woods...

Lol, Muskeg. You have to go back to the woods and ask the "ball fairy" -- clearly, your dog has friends there giving gifts. :)

My old house had a ball fairy too -- if my dog sat outside and...
Forum: General Information 11-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,402
Posted By Magwart
My hunch is if someone feels a compelling need to...

My hunch is if someone feels a compelling need to start declaring which dogs here are "ugly," many others would feel an equally compelling need to start pointing out which humans are showing...
Forum: General Information 11-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Magwart
Zyppi, not sure what's going on in Indie (haven't...

Zyppi, not sure what's going on in Indie (haven't seen the news), but if you are interested in breed rescue, please get involved at
home in Louisiana! We are desperate for help right here in your...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 11-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Magwart
Our area has no sidewalks and few streetlights. ...

Our area has no sidewalks and few streetlights. We have a flashing LED tag device that can clip on a leash or collar (cost around $1). We also have a mesh reflective vest for the human that fits...
Forum: General Behavior 11-15-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By Magwart
Baillif, the problem is she doesn't know what...

Baillif, the problem is she doesn't know what she's dealing with at all -- shelter defensiveness, barrier reaction, or true human aggression. She needs help figuring out who this dog is. Can you...
Forum: General Behavior 11-14-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By Magwart
I've done lots of shelter evals...I'm not a...

I've done lots of shelter evals...I'm not a professional, I'm just a rescuer whose seen lots of GSDs in an area where the shelters are full of them. I've spent countless hours in my city's shelter...
Forum: Health Issues 11-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Magwart
I'm in Louisiana -- not all that far from Houston...

I'm in Louisiana -- not all that far from Houston -- no vet here would recommend not giving HW protection during the winter. We have lots of extended warm spells all winter long -- way too risky. ...
Forum: The Senior Dog 11-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By Magwart
Rimadyl/Carprofen and tramadol have seemed to...

Rimadyl/Carprofen and tramadol have seemed to work better in combination together than either med alone, at least for some dogs I've known. You can also ask the vet about the possibility of...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 11-12-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Magwart
Simply shuffle your feet back a step and stand in...

Simply shuffle your feet back a step and stand in his the place he jumped from. It works in all directions. (I shuffle or slide instead of stepping so that I don't accidentally step on dog feet.)
Forum: Puppy Behavior 11-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Magwart
I agree with teaching a sit-to-be-pet greeting --...

I agree with teaching a sit-to-be-pet greeting -- it's slow, but it's worked with some obnoxious foster dogs. One of them I still see regularly at dog parks and dog events---she will run up to me...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 11-11-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Magwart
If you do a full vet work-up, and nothing comes...

If you do a full vet work-up, and nothing comes up to explain it, look into food allergies. I think dogs know when food makes them ill.

How is her poop and her rectum? When she eats kibble, does...
Forum: Chat Room 11-10-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 573
Posted By Magwart
You might find a diffuser and a selection of...

You might find a diffuser and a selection of natural essential oils is cheaper (and cleaner) over the long run. You can buy a few oils to blend yourself in the diffuser or buy a ready-made EO blend....
Forum: Health Issues 11-09-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Magwart
It's good, good stuff for arthritis, in my...

It's good, good stuff for arthritis, in my experience.

I had a 10 year old who was creaky and slow on walks, ambling slowly behind me. In week 3 of the Adequan loading dose, he simply decided to...
Forum: Health Issues 11-09-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By Magwart
But is there any showing that saliva (and hair?)...

But is there any showing that saliva (and hair?) testing is meaningful as a methodology to diagnose food allergies? The specialists told me there wasn't any literature. If they're wrong and it...
Forum: Health Issues 11-09-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By Magwart
Llombardo, you might try digging into the science...

Llombardo, you might try digging into the science of it before you make big decisions based on it. See what your vet can find out about this test. The fact that they are marketing a diagnostic...
Forum: Health Issues 11-09-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 29,954
Posted By Magwart
I lost one to hemangio at 12, and one to...

I lost one to hemangio at 12, and one to osteosarcoma at 12. I lost a Doberman many years ago to the "sudden death gene" (DCM) that is all too common in that breed...she died of heart failure at...
Forum: Health Issues 11-09-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By Magwart
Has anybody seen a link ever to any peer-reviewed...

Has anybody seen a link ever to any peer-reviewed literature suggesting saliva testing is accurate? The board-certified specialist consultant told my vet it didn't work.

If there is...
Forum: General Information 11-09-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By Magwart
I have a $80 huge bed from Dr. Foster &...

I have a $80 huge bed from Dr. Foster & Smith...but the dogs all prefer the cheaper jumbo orthopedic foam beds from Groupon and Tuesday Morning. Go figure. The seniors really like the thick...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 11-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Magwart
Fecal tests and HW tests should be part of the...

Fecal tests and HW tests should be part of the initial vetting.

The emaciated ones nearly always have some intestinal worms and come up heartworm positive, in my experience. On the expectation...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 11-06-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,287
Posted By Magwart
The hardest thing any of us do is look ourselves...

The hardest thing any of us do is look ourselves in the mirror and assess our own failings of those we love. Character is forged from learning from those failings and doing better. Any pup...
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