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Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat Today, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Magwart
Any update today? Did you find anything the dog...

Any update today? Did you find anything the dog would eat?
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 663
Posted By Magwart
There's a sticky thread about crash testing of...

There's a sticky thread about crash testing of harnesses. AFAIK, there's no comparable crash-testing of crates. If you go the harness route, be sure you get one crash tested on a weight that is...
Forum: Chat Room Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By Magwart
If you get mildew in the shower (esp in the...

If you get mildew in the shower (esp in the grout), try hydrogen peroxide -- it may take a few applications, but it will bubble that stuff away. I mostly use a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water...
Forum: Chat Room Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By Magwart
Before evacuating, while you are calm and have...

Before evacuating, while you are calm and have time, consider taking a video (or still photos, if no video camera) of your belongings -- going room by room, sector by sector to get EVERYTHING...
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 09-14-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Magwart
Thanks for rescuing her! This is all very,...

Thanks for rescuing her!

This is all very, very normal for bad KC. I've been through KC with too many dogs, and when they get crash, they almost always stop eating. The shelter our rescue...
Forum: Health Issues 09-12-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By Magwart
OP, do you have a state university vet school...

OP, do you have a state university vet school within driving distance? Before you make any decisions, I think you should consult with an expert -- someone like the head of the orthopedics faculty. ...
Forum: Basic Care 09-11-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Magwart
FALSE! In some states, you only get the right...

FALSE! In some states, you only get the right to quarantine IF you have proof of vax -- without proof of vax, the dog dies -- PERIOD. Instead of a quarantine, in my state an unvaxed dog goes off...
Forum: Basic Care 09-11-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 301
Posted By Magwart
I think too many vets "assume" clients won't...

I think too many vets "assume" clients won't stagger the vax schedule, out of convenience (e.g., if rabies, 5/1, bordatella and lepto are all due, don't assume I want to do them all in one...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 09-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Magwart
You need to be around GSDs and their fur to...

You need to be around GSDs and their fur to decide if you can live with the amount of shedding they do (even when brushed daily). I think you either learn to appreciate some quantity of dog hair on...
Forum: General Information 09-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By Magwart
It's the senior bills that scare me. The cancer...

It's the senior bills that scare me. The cancer risk alone in this breed justifies the insurance -- radiation + chemo + surgery will quickly pass the $5,000 mark. Even just doing palliative care...
Forum: Health Issues 09-10-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By Magwart
Mods, this post needs to be moved to the Health...

Mods, this post needs to be moved to the Health section. It will get more attention there from those with vetting experience.

It's in the "urgent rescue" section by mistake.
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 09-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By Magwart
A friend has a butcher shop grind it up and...

A friend has a butcher shop grind it up and measure out patties for her--premade portions. It's expensive, but she just pulls out a patty, and dinner is served. They don't include bone. I think she...
Forum: Health Issues 09-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By Magwart
I just ran across a service offered by a vet...

I just ran across a service offered by a vet affiliated with UC Davis (and an author of a vet nutrition textbook): https://secure.balanceit.com/ .

It looks like for sick dogs, they consult with...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 09-10-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Magwart
Just go to http://smile.amazon.com/ -- log in and...

Just go to http://smile.amazon.com/ -- log in and shop per usual. Then pick a charity in the box at the top. They track the donation, even if the charity hasn't signed up yet (and lets them sign...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 09-09-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Magwart
I've found the app's tracking mechanism to be...

I've found the app's tracking mechanism to be pretty buggy on my iPhone. When I'm not on a street but rather walking through open fields or parks, it seems to have no idea where I am sometimes. I'm...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 09-09-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Magwart
Our local rescues are all using Wooftrax. None...

Our local rescues are all using Wooftrax. None of the rescues I know as seen a check yet, so I have no idea if it will translate to anything. We'll see--I hope so!

Amazon users should also start...
Forum: General Information 09-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 662
Posted By Magwart
Petplan here, but I'm annoyed at them currently...

Petplan here, but I'm annoyed at them currently due to a 20% rate increase after my first year, with no claims. Yes, the dog is a year older, but 20%?!
Forum: Urgent 09-09-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Magwart
Yes, he needs some groceries, as we say down...

Yes, he needs some groceries, as we say down here. It looks like he's got tiger stripes the way his ribs show. Here's a link to another image that shows how skinny he is:...
Forum: Urgent 09-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Magwart
Baton Rouge, LA-48999-Sable Male

S-O-S. There's a dark sable GSD in the Companion Animal Alliance (the public shelter attached to animal control -- http://www.caabr.org/) in Baton Rouge, LA. His impound is 48999.

He...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 09-09-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By Magwart
Karma, please post pics here so we can see your...

Karma, please post pics here so we can see your progress and cheer you on!

One thing I do want to mention--something for your own psyche--it may be a good idea to pick up an "I'm a rescue" bandana...
Forum: General Information 09-09-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 710
Posted By Magwart
A warning about riveted tags that lie flat...

A warning about riveted tags that lie flat against the collar:

If your dog has thick fur around its mane, such that the collar gets covered by fur, shelter staff can and do miss the riveted tags...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 09-08-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By Magwart
I love kimchi! I've been looking for a very good...

I love kimchi! I've been looking for a very good kimchi recipe that doesn't use fish sauce (which I won't eat). A lot of the prepared kimchi that's ready-made has the fish sauce in it, so I want to...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 09-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By Magwart
Agree with small, frequent meals. I also add a...

Agree with small, frequent meals. I also add a probiotic, digestive enzymes (Prozyme), and sometimes bovine cholostrum (which is a human supplement you can find at Whole Foods, or any health...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 09-06-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Magwart
Look into fish oil capsules or liquid -- get a...

Look into fish oil capsules or liquid -- get a good one. It's a natural anti-inflammatory, and they can tolerate a pretty big dose (work up to avoid loose poops). Pano is an inflammatory response...
Forum: Health Issues 09-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Magwart
I would be very cautious with herbal blends...

I would be very cautious with herbal blends unless they are cleared by a vet hepatologist. Natural doesn't always mean easy on the liver. With a liver-impaired dog, tinctures extracted with alcohol...
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