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Forum: Health Issues 06-28-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Magwart
Did the vet talk to you about the kind of tumors...

Did the vet talk to you about the kind of tumors that were on the spleen? This sounds like hemangio. I'm so sorry your dog is going through this. :(
Forum: Urgent 06-27-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By Magwart
Please link to that breeder's website so that...

Please link to that breeder's website so that future people looking at threads about ethical breeders will be able to see that she's someone who stands up for her dogs, even when they are old. That...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 06-27-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Magwart
I've arranged a volunteer transport for one that...

I've arranged a volunteer transport for one that far through rescue to get her "home" to her breeder, because it was the right thing to do. It can be done. Your breeder might also know someone in...
Forum: The Senior Dog 06-27-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Magwart
Yup, several threads -- search for "natural...

Yup, several threads -- search for "natural eggshell membrane" -- there's also another older thread that starts with "Deramaxx." One of those threads has a link to a peer-reviewed study on the...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 06-27-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Magwart
My worries with intestinal worms are hooks and...

My worries with intestinal worms are hooks and whips. Rounds you'd see in the poop to know they are there -- they have a nasty zoonotic potential, but they don't seem as bad to me as hooks and...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 06-26-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Magwart
Here's a homemade one (made from lemons -- not...

Here's a homemade one (made from lemons -- not sure I'd use it on laminate or hardwoods without testing in an inconspicuous spot). I haven't used it, but there are lots of comments on her blog about...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 06-26-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Magwart
Thanks for this info. I get occasional requests...

Thanks for this info. I get occasional requests from people looking for help from rescue finding a seizure alert dog. I generally can't help them (and wouldn't know where to begin identifying that...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 06-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Magwart
For the sake of comparison, my 55-60# dog with a...

For the sake of comparison, my 55-60# dog with a fast metabolism goes through 1.75 cups per meal, twice a day (3.5 total) with the pink bag. Your dog is significantly larger, so I would have no...
Forum: General Information 06-26-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,112
Posted By Magwart
I think I'd have apologized profusely to her that...

I think I'd have apologized profusely to her that the dog ate the Duden before I could finish reading it to him, so he only knows words starting with "A".

(Duden...
Forum: General Information 06-25-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,112
Posted By Magwart
Nah. When some one thinks my special dog isn't...

Nah. When some one thinks my special dog isn't really special needs, it's a weird unintentional compliment about how well adjusted he is...so it makes me smile, since I know the journey that got him...
Forum: General Information 06-25-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,112
Posted By Magwart
At a dog park: "I don't believe your dog is...

At a dog park: "I don't believe your dog is blind. He's faking it."
(because he was running full-speed ahead following my other dogs by sound to chase a ball)

Uh, yeah. 'Cuz they do that.
Forum: General Information 06-25-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,046
Posted By Magwart
I'm sorry, but this is a "disneyfied" view of...

I'm sorry, but this is a "disneyfied" view of what happens to high-drive dogs who end up in shelters. There's no magical fairy wand that gets waved to open up a spot in breed rescue to save them.
...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 06-25-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Magwart
Kudos for stepping back and taking the time to...

Kudos for stepping back and taking the time to just enjoy the great dog you have, and let him decompress. Your attitude and self-honesty about the training mistake is really commendable. Your dog...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 06-25-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Magwart
The salmon is the pink bag....and now that you...

The salmon is the pink bag....and now that you mention it, on that one, we learned to feed our dogs a little more of that kind than the other Fromm 4 Star flavors. I can't explain why, but we've...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 06-24-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Magwart
For the price of BB, you could get Fromm Four...

For the price of BB, you could get Fromm Four Star. You can't buy it at a big box store though -- only from small, local independent shops (or online).

If you go through old threads here about...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 06-24-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Magwart
Do you think it's related to the "nose" on the...

Do you think it's related to the "nose" on the dog? Or are they picking up on something else?

The reason I ask about the nose is that I remember this dog who was alerting had one of the best...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 06-24-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Magwart
But it was not done correctly. OP already...

But it was not done correctly. OP already admitted that. This is an inexperienced owner who has no idea how to use a prong correctly and has already created a strong negative association with it...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 06-24-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Magwart
If you bought her from a good breeder, have you...

If you bought her from a good breeder, have you contacted them and asked for help rehoming?
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 06-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Magwart
I've seen this go both ways. Sometimes puppies...

I've seen this go both ways. Sometimes puppies annoy senior dogs -- and the senior dogs don't like them. Other times the seniors think they are adorable and fun and are happy to have the lively...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 06-24-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By Magwart
Interesting. There was just one surrendered to a...

Interesting. There was just one surrendered to a local shelter who had been alerting to the seizures in a child in the home naturally, with no training (she was a beautiful working-line GSD, from...
Forum: Puppy Behavior 06-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Magwart
The "discipline, exercise, then love" thing says...

The "discipline, exercise, then love" thing says you're following Cesar Millan -- who is all about force. What has happened to your dog is the dark side of force-based training. Whether your dog is...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 06-23-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Magwart
The advice I always give adopters is to keep the...

The advice I always give adopters is to keep the dog on a leash in the house, tethered to you, for the first week whenever it's not in the crate. Hardly anyone wants to do it, as it's annoying to...
Forum: Genetic Issues 06-22-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Magwart
This thread really got me thinking.... One...

This thread really got me thinking....

One of my dogs is blind with double cataracts (inoperable) has an odd structure. He was already blind when we adopted. At the shelter, I recall the young...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 06-22-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Magwart
Here's the experience of someone who visits a lot...

Here's the experience of someone who visits a lot of shelters to pull a lot of dogs for rescue: I see WAY too many dogs picked up stray wearing electronic fence collars for me to be comfortable with...
Forum: Development & Socialization 06-21-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Magwart
Steve, I think that's fair for emerging...

Steve, I think that's fair for emerging supplements that aren't widely known or used. Anecdotes are all we've got to go on for some of those, as they've never been seriously studied.

Glucosamine...
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