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Forum: Health Issues Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 30
Posted By arycrest
I've had my guy's stomachs tacked when they've...

I've had my guy's stomachs tacked when they've had bloat/torsion or other types of abdominal surgery, but never with a neuter. IMHO it sounds like a good idea and will be something I'll think about...
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,236
Posted By arycrest
My problem is my sister who I love dearly. She...

My problem is my sister who I love dearly. She likes the West German Showline GSDs, I've had the American lines (pets ... both white and colored GSDs) since 1973.

She's always trashing the...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By arycrest
When Ringer was 3 year old he was diagnosed with...

When Ringer was 3 year old he was diagnosed with polyarthritis (I believe it was called either lupus mediated polyarthritis or immune mediated polyarthritis). He was initially put on a huge dose of...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By arycrest
Until Interceptor is back in the U S I buy it...

Until Interceptor is back in the U S I buy it from a place in Canada and it's shipped to me from Australia. I've never had a problem getting my order. I paid $78 for the 12 pack (plus shipping if...
Forum: Chat Room 04-18-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By arycrest
I've only seen pictures, but Kookaburra was also...

I've only seen pictures, but Kookaburra was also the first thing I thought of when I saw the photo.
Forum: General Information 04-18-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,612
Posted By arycrest
When I've had my dogs shaved for comfort, they...

When I've had my dogs shaved for comfort, they were not shaved as close as they would be for a surgical procedure ... no discomfort, no sensitive areas, no problems growing out ... the hair was left...
Forum: The Senior Dog 04-17-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By arycrest
Currently my 12-1/2 year old boy, Slider, is...

Currently my 12-1/2 year old boy, Slider, is fighting a combination of Cauda Equina and DM ... I have him professionally groomed at the kennel I've been using since before he was born. They take TLC...
Forum: Stories 04-17-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By arycrest
I agree with this. But ... I wish my dad were...

I agree with this. But ... I wish my dad were alive so I could have a problem (he treated our dogs better than my sister and me ... no he wasn't abusive, just always too busy to pay attention to us).
Forum: General Information 04-17-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By arycrest
Slider was 9 months old when his 2nd testicle...

Slider was 9 months old when his 2nd testicle dropped. IMHO if you want the hormones I agree with another poster that you should have the one that didn't drop surgically removed and have a vasectomy...
Forum: General Information 04-17-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By arycrest
This is exactly how I feel, but Selzer said it...

This is exactly how I feel, but Selzer said it far better than I could!!!
Forum: General Information 04-17-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,612
Posted By arycrest
I hate to be the wet blanket, but I've had my...

I hate to be the wet blanket, but I've had my long coated GSDs clipped off and on over the years with no problems what so ever ... the only thing I had to watch was the first few days ... only...
Forum: General Information 04-10-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By arycrest
I like the idea of looking for an affordable...

I like the idea of looking for an affordable house you can purchase. If that's impossible, have you thought about looking outside of town ... like maybe a place for rent in a more rural area?
...
Forum: General Information 04-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By arycrest
Personally I prefer males, IMHO they're a lot...

Personally I prefer males, IMHO they're a lot easier to get along with. I've only had four GSD bitches, all fantastic dogs, highly intelligent, intense, loving, fun to be around, but they were/are a...
Forum: Development & Socialization 03-29-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,444
Posted By arycrest
I've never restricted a puppy from climbing/going...

I've never restricted a puppy from climbing/going down stairs. I've carried them up and down when they're unable to go up/down but only do it for as short a time as possible until they learn what to...
Forum: Health Issues 03-26-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,014
Posted By arycrest
Years ago my sister's GSD killed a rabid...

Years ago my sister's GSD killed a rabid groundhog and immediately licked my sister's hand or face, I forget which. After A/C verified it was rabid, Zorbo had to get a booster shot and my sister had...
Forum: Health Issues 03-26-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 657
Posted By arycrest
I use a Durapet Slow Feed bowl and add a lot of...

I use a Durapet Slow Feed bowl and add a lot of water to slow my fast eater down. I've also had several of the Hooligans bloat with torsion ... I wish I knew the secret to guarantee that they don't...
Forum: Comments, Suggestions & Forum Questions 03-26-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By arycrest
Sometimes I have a brain fart and forget to add a...

Sometimes I have a brain fart and forget to add a message that I reported a SPAM message.
Forum: Health Issues 03-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By arycrest
I've also experienced swollen scrotum problems...

I've also experienced swollen scrotum problems with some of the boys after being neutered. But I don't believe the swelling lasted that long ... I agree with Jax he needs to go back to the vet...
Forum: Chat Room 03-21-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By arycrest
I'm so sorry for your loss. Lou Gehrig's Disease...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Lou Gehrig's Disease is such a horrific disease to have, it must have been hard on you to watch his health deteriorate. The poem you wrote is absolutely beautiful ......
Forum: Basic Care 03-21-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,596
Posted By arycrest
Have you considered having a tubal ligation or...

Have you considered having a tubal ligation or having her uterus removed? You'd keep the hormones (and the bitchiness connected to the hormones) and wouldn't have to worry about her reproducing.
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Forum: Stories 03-21-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By arycrest
I agree ... I haven't had a puppy get pano since...

I agree ... I haven't had a puppy get pano since I stopped using puppy foods. It's been many years since I did this so I'm not familiar with the puppy food on the market today ... maybe they've...
Forum: Stories 03-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,100
Posted By arycrest
I've never had someone be disrespectful when...

I've never had someone be disrespectful when asked about my dogs. Except for my mutt, all the Hooligans have come from breeders I respect.
Forum: Health Issues 03-16-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By arycrest
Here's an article from WebMD about urinary...

Here's an article from WebMD about urinary incontinence in dogs. It lists a variety of things which can cause it including problems like a urinary tract infection or certain medications, etc. Since...
Forum: General Information 03-16-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By arycrest
I've used various methods successfully when crate...

I've used various methods successfully when crate training the Hooligans. Maybe I missed it but I didn't see one of my favorites. I fed my puppies in their crates. Put them in the crate with their...
Forum: Health Issues 03-16-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 844
Posted By arycrest
My nephew's 2 year old Lab was diagnosed with...

My nephew's 2 year old Lab was diagnosed with Lyme's induced kidney disease. When she was originall tested she was positive for Lyme's Disease ... no clinical symptoms ... so vet said wait and see. ...
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