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Forum: Urgent   Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Magwart
I'm not on FB, but if one of you who is can guess...

I'm not on FB, but if one of you who is can guess at whether it looks like it's likely an all-black GSD pup, please share it to the Red Stick German Shepherd Rescue page ("Red Stick German Shepherds"...
Forum: Urgent   Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Magwart
If it's a GSD pup, contact Greater Houston German...

If it's a GSD pup, contact Greater Houston German Shepherd Rescue: Home - Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue (http://www.ghgsdr.org/)
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat   Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 911
Posted By Magwart
Caroline, one thing to think seriously about is...

Caroline, one thing to think seriously about is what happens after the puppy comes home. I know it's hard to confront when it's something you want so badly now. However, it's not just the cost to...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General)   Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Magwart
I've placed many, many adult GSDs successfully in...

I've placed many, many adult GSDs successfully in pet homes very similar to yours:
first time owners, no training background with no interest in IPO (but open to competing a basic obedience...
Forum: General Information   07-25-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By Magwart
Petsplan has had increases exceeding 25% a year...

Petsplan has had increases exceeding 25% a year too, and I just got a letter that they changed their underwriter and their plan structures, leading to huge rate increases again. Not a fan.
Forum: General Information   07-24-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By Magwart
I have 2 of 3 on HP, and the other is on Petsplan...

I have 2 of 3 on HP, and the other is on Petsplan and will be moved to HP this month.

HP seems like it does what they say, the rates aren't "teasers" that will be jacked up upon renewal, and the...
Forum: Health Issues   07-24-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Magwart
RebelGSD doesn't post often. I think she's...

RebelGSD doesn't post often. I think she's active in rescue -- maybe someone here knows her on FB and can send a message. I don't have a way of contacting her outside the forum, unfortunately.
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Forum: Health Issues   07-24-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
  Mrsp
Views: 337
Posted By Magwart
That's a really good question. From what I've...

That's a really good question. From what I've read, there is a small zoonotic possibility, but the risk is lower for people from this one compared to MRSA. This document is very helpful:...
Forum: Take a Poll   07-24-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 59
  Poll: Pet Insurance
Views: 13,491
Posted By Magwart
Yes, several do...the key is to find a policy...

Yes, several do...the key is to find a policy that does not exclude genetic conditions. However, no insurance covers illness once symptoms have manifested. Once a dog is sick, or showing signs of...
Forum: Health Issues   07-24-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
  Mrsp
Views: 337
Posted By Magwart
MRSP is the dog version of MRSA. Has it...

MRSP is the dog version of MRSA.

Has it been cultured to see what antibiotics (if any) are effective against it? With any severe staph, in rescue we've had to do at least full month of...
Forum: Health Issues   07-24-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Magwart
I have not had a dog with DM, so I can't offer...

I have not had a dog with DM, so I can't offer any opinion on whether acupuncture would help if it's really DM. We have had several suspected cases in rescue that turned out to be back injuries and...
Forum: The Senior Dog   07-24-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,795
Posted By Magwart
Rocky89, I took the liberty of starting a new...

Rocky89, I took the liberty of starting a new thread for you -- your name is in the title. Hopefully it will help you find people who are still around who can help you:
...
Forum: Health Issues   07-24-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Magwart
For ROCKY89: Please share your success stories about what worked for DM

We have a new user named Rocky89 who is digging up ancient threads on DM, trying to contact users who are long gone for help.

My guess is his dog might have DM and he's trying hard to locate any...
Forum: Basic Care   07-23-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Magwart
When I lived there, there were vouchers to...

When I lived there, there were vouchers to speuter that could be used at many, many vets if your dog came from a rescue. They may not have that county-wide program any more though.

I can't offer...
Forum: Health Issues   07-23-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By Magwart
Rocky89, you are commenting on an very old...

Rocky89, you are commenting on an very old thread. Fafhrd has not posted on this forum since 2013.

You might try starting your own thread about aminocaproic acid for DM....
Forum: Chat Room   07-21-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,211
Posted By Magwart
Jax08, I hope you PM the individual(s) who is the...

Jax08, I hope you PM the individual(s) who is the target of this abuse, so that they can take appropriate action on both boards.
Forum: Breeding - General   07-20-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,414
Posted By Magwart
I've always been told that one of the hallmarks...

I've always been told that one of the hallmarks of excellent breeders is they keep back a puppy from each paired breeding, so they know what they're producing in terms of structure, temperament,...
Forum: Health Issues   07-20-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Magwart
I did take my old senior dog for vet acupuncture...

I did take my old senior dog for vet acupuncture at the end of his life, and I wished we'd started it earlier. At the start of the session, if you pressed lightly on his rear from above, he sat...
Forum: The Honest Kitchen   07-18-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Magwart
Woot!!! And free shipping over $49. What a great...

Woot!!! And free shipping over $49. What a great deal! Thanks for sharing it here.
Forum: General Behavior   07-17-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Magwart
The crate barking at night is normal for a few...

The crate barking at night is normal for a few days. It's one of the reasons I always prefer to get my new fosters on a Friday, when disrupted sleep won't be a big deal--the first few nights with a...
Forum: Health Issues   07-17-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Magwart
You need to get this dog to a vet and get an...

You need to get this dog to a vet and get an xray.

My dog pulled a ligament in the carpus (wrist) this summer jumping to catch a ball. He didn't make a sound either, but the limp was serious. ...
Forum: Health Issues   07-16-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Magwart
Yes, as long as you are feeding a food labeled as...

Yes, as long as you are feeding a food labeled as nutritionally complete, you should be able to feed canned food indefinitely (though that gets pretty expensive with a big dog). If it's a vet RX...
Forum: General Behavior   07-16-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By Magwart
Re the trash....stop fighting his nose, and out...

Re the trash....stop fighting his nose, and out think him to get yourself some sanity here: secure the trash.

Put a baby latch on your kitchen sink cabinet, and put the trash under the sink. ...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic)   07-16-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Magwart
Yes, you do. This isn't something you can risk...

Yes, you do. This isn't something you can risk with training that may or may not be adequately proofed when you leave and aren't there to enforce it. You have to secure your door so that he can't...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods   07-15-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Magwart
Thank you for fostering! Huge kudos to you for...

Thank you for fostering! Huge kudos to you for opening your home to help this dog, and for wanting to help build behavior to make it as adoptable as possible! That's really terrific of you.
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