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Forum: Health Issues 12-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,650
Posted By Magwart
Oliver'sMom, thanks for sharing this. A friend...

Oliver'sMom, thanks for sharing this. A friend adopted a rescued dog who has chronic itching, especially in her feet, so I'm going to share this with her in hope that it might bring her sweet dog...
Forum: Health Issues 12-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Magwart
My vet did them IM -- I actually asked about...

My vet did them IM -- I actually asked about this, and he said his understanding was that the literature (clinical testing) on Adequan showed the benefits of IM. But....I learned recently that the...
Forum: General Information 12-16-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 629
Posted By Magwart
It is possible that a good rescue might work with...

It is possible that a good rescue might work with you on estate planning for your dogs, if you don't have friends or family to care for them and are willing to make a bequest in your will to the...
Forum: General Information 12-14-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,283
Posted By Magwart
This is really wonderful news! I always root for...

This is really wonderful news! I always root for the seniors in rescue, and it's hard for me to say "no" to them - I adore them.

One suggestion, based on experience: for hw prevention, ask to...
Forum: General Information 12-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Magwart
A vinegar/water solution in a spray bottle knocks...

A vinegar/water solution in a spray bottle knocks out most doggie messes. Follow with an enzyme product (Simple Solution, Nature's Miracle, etc.) for dog pee, poop, or vomit.

If you find there's...
Forum: Basic Care 12-10-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By Magwart
OP, please use the search function to find the...

OP, please use the search function to find the past threads on PetPlan -- there's EXCELLENT information in those threads from kr16, who analyzed the contract language in Pet Plan as well as several...
Forum: Health Issues 12-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Magwart
YES! Mine started having some rectal bleeding...

YES! Mine started having some rectal bleeding (and lots of licking). I have an excellent, careful vet. Under sedation, he found there was a rectal polyp deep in there (had to be removed...
Forum: Stories 12-10-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Magwart
The solution is easy! Crate train him so that he...

The solution is easy! Crate train him so that he can stay inside in a large, comfy crate while you are gone.

He now knows it's worth messing with the fence, so he is likely to treat it as a...
Forum: Health Issues 12-07-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,055
Posted By Magwart
It's good to verify lab results. And send to a...

It's good to verify lab results. And send to a different lab too, for comparison.

With my old guy, the vet ran in-house bloodwork, and we got a very abnormal Creatinine level -- the vet feared he...
Forum: Basic Care 12-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Magwart
I recently abandoned bottled shampoo for regular...

I recently abandoned bottled shampoo for regular dog washing after discovering a new product that I absolutely love: Wonderside's bar soap!
Natural Shampoo Soap Bar with Citronella & Geranium...
Forum: The Senior Dog 12-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Magwart
Our rescue has spayed several senior "golden...

Our rescue has spayed several senior "golden girls" -- we always wait until seniors are healthy for surgery. We also do senior bloodwork before the surgery -- no guessing about whether they are...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 12-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Magwart
I think it would help to explain why these brands...

I think it would help to explain why these brands (Fromm, Acana, Orijen) get recommended over and over here.

Fromm makes a Large-Breed Puppy Food.

I personally feed most of my dogs Fromm for...
Forum: Health Issues 12-06-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Magwart
Figuring out big doses of Ivermectin to dispense...

Figuring out big doses of Ivermectin to dispense at home is dangerous business. Since you don't know what you are doing, leave the dosing to the professionals who can do it safely.

Our rescue...
Forum: Health Issues 12-05-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By Magwart
If it's yeast or staph, Chlorhexadine shampoo...

If it's yeast or staph, Chlorhexadine shampoo (any brand, ideally 4% if you can find it) or Malaseb (Chlorex + Micazonole) may quick relief. You can find them on Amazon.

Follow bottle...
Forum: Basic Care 12-04-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Magwart
We use Advantage "Multi" (instead of Advantage II...

We use Advantage "Multi" (instead of Advantage II or Advantix) b/c we need year round HW prevention as well as flea prevention in Louisiana (and "Multi" is the preventative of choice in HW+ dogs down...
Forum: Health Issues 12-04-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Magwart
Once they have an ear infection, they need to see...

Once they have an ear infection, they need to see a vet IMHO. That's no longer a treat-at-home-with-OTC-products situation. Ear infections hurt. Untreated, they can damage hearing.

They are...
Forum: Basic Care 12-04-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Magwart
I should note: once the foster dogs are dry, we...

I should note: once the foster dogs are dry, we nearly always put Advantage Multi on them the next day or so, depending on vetting. The Advantage Multi is thus giving sustained protection. The...
Forum: Basic Care 12-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Magwart
For bathing the dogs, I really like the...

For bathing the dogs, I really like the Wonderside bar soap (with Neem). I put the bar soap in a net sack from the dollar store to make it grippy and hang to it from the shower head in that net sack...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 12-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Magwart
Today Amazon has a huge selection of dog stuff at...

Today Amazon has a huge selection of dog stuff at least 25% off (lots of it is Prime-eligible too). Examples include: Kygen toys (those squeaker snakes...), Chuck It rubber balls, Zymox ear stuff,...
Forum: Health Issues 12-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Magwart
It's very contagious so she needs to not be...

It's very contagious so she needs to not be around other dogs right now. I would let the instructor know - if it's an indoor facility, they may want to to bleach it down.

To make her more...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 12-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Magwart
What's it colored with? The toxicity of the...

What's it colored with? The toxicity of the paint on the mulch would be my worry.

I would ask the manufacturer or retailer for the MSDS for the colorant for the mulch. They should be able to...
Forum: General Information 12-03-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,390
Posted By Magwart
When boarding is full, ask at your vet's clinic...

When boarding is full, ask at your vet's clinic if they will board (if you are a good, regular client), or if one of their staff members does holiday pet sitting visits (coming by a few times a day...
Forum: Basic Care 12-01-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Magwart
If she's an adult, as long as she's under anyway,...

If she's an adult, as long as she's under anyway, it's a good time for a dental cleaning.
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 12-01-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Magwart
Chicken is a very common allergen. My dog is...

Chicken is a very common allergen. My dog is allergic to it. The classic sign of a true FOOD allergy is a bright red butt (showing you an inflamed digestive track).

My vet has said that he's...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 12-01-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Magwart
Dogsupplies.com - 27% off Cyber Monday (code...

Dogsupplies.com - 27% off Cyber Monday (code CYBER) - free shipping over $39
(good source for toys...and leather leads)
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