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Forum: Chat Room Today, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By Magwart
It all depends on the rescue! I think it's a...

It all depends on the rescue! I think it's a conversation to have with the rescue's leadership -- my rescue loves it when people who would make great adopters offer to foster while they wait to come...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition Today, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By Magwart
I would worry about this too. I never buy...

I would worry about this too. I never buy pre-ground flax meal for the humans in my house for this very reason--I don't know how long it's been on a shelf, or how it was stored. When I grind whole...
Forum: Chat Room Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By Magwart
If you are open to fostering, it's an awesome...

If you are open to fostering, it's an awesome opportunity to "test drive" a dog in your life in your quest for the "perfect" one -- and every rescue I know is desperate for good fosters (esp some...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Magwart
We're trying to fly him out of LAX. Both United...

We're trying to fly him out of LAX. Both United and Delta are open to take him this weekend. LAX is next to the ocean and West LA tends to be cooler than the rest of LA--it often doesn't get above 75...
Forum: The Senior Dog 07-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By Magwart
Just want to give a heads-up to folks using NEM...

Just want to give a heads-up to folks using NEM for their dogs (or themselves!) that Vitacost is having a ONE-DAY buy one-get-one-free "flash sale" on the Vitacost brand of NEM. Woohoo!
...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Magwart
Thanks -- this is all super-helpful. United...

Thanks -- this is all super-helpful. United Petsafe turns out to be a little cheaper and has a non-stop flight.

The United agent SWEARS that the ear tips have to be clear of the roof by an inch. ...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 07-21-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Magwart
Kudos for getting him emergency vet attention...

Kudos for getting him emergency vet attention right away! You did the right thing.
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Magwart
One other story just occurred to me of working...

One other story just occurred to me of working together -- at a dog festival event where our rescue had a booth, we met a guy who proudly shared his plan essentially to become a BYB with his intact...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Magwart
Sorry...it's The American German Shepherd Rescue...

Sorry...it's The American German Shepherd Rescue Association, Inc. (http://agsra.com/) (not .org)
Forum: General Information 07-21-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By Magwart
Wow--I didn't know sighted dogs pee on...

Wow--I didn't know sighted dogs pee on themselves. My blind dog does that, but he mostly gets a pass because his aim sucks. I get way more annoyed when he pees on top of the head of another one of...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 07-21-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Magwart
Finding a rescue that will take on dogs with bite...

Finding a rescue that will take on dogs with bite training is going to be a challenge, unless there are IPO people fostering for the rescue. Once in a while it happens that there are, so it's not a...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-20-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Magwart
Lobo, here's my rescue perspective and...

Lobo, here's my rescue perspective and experience:

Professional breeders formed the American German Shepherd Rescue Association (www.agsra.org (http://www.agsra.org)). AGSRA fundraises for...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-20-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Magwart
Commercial transport by air (rescue) - need advice

I really need help and advice on how to ship a GSD as cargo on a commercial airline from people who've done it -- breeders and IPO people who regularly ship dogs to trials/events, your expertise...
Forum: Finding a Good Trainer 07-20-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Magwart
If you are still in need of a trainer (or more...

If you are still in need of a trainer (or more likely, a behaviorist), I would urge you to reach out to the German Shepherd rescues in your city and ask for recommendations--esp. since the issue is...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 07-20-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By Magwart
While she's healing, you might consider a...

While she's healing, you might consider a "protective visor" (to keep her from running to sprinklers, trees, etc.). Several people on the Yahoo Blind Dog list use them:
OPTIVIZOR PROTECTS YOUR DOGS...
Forum: Health Issues 07-19-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Magwart
Item G has the language I was thinking of re...

Item G has the language I was thinking of re ACL.... I highlighted it in red. I think it cost about what kr16 suggests -- around $50 (no x-ray needed). My vet made lots of notes in the file when I...
Forum: General Information 07-19-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,098
Posted By Magwart
If it's any consolation, I think the...

If it's any consolation, I think the stop-block-the-lane-and-pretend-to-have-car-trouble technique is a "thing" for bad guys late at night when few cars are around. They do it just because they know...
Forum: Chat Room 07-19-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By Magwart
Get an essential oil diffuser -- pick up a bottle...

Get an essential oil diffuser -- pick up a bottle of lavender EO, or a mix of lavender and other things, like Aura Cacia's Mellow Mix. Mellow Mix is my go-to oil to diffuse through the house when...
Forum: Health Issues 07-18-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Magwart
Per the policy terms, I believe you may have to...

Per the policy terms, I believe you may have to have your vet do an orthopedic exam within 30 days of buying the policy in order for them to cover HD or ACL (so there's a record that it's not...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Magwart
Will this shelter let you foster him? If so, a...

Will this shelter let you foster him? If so, a foster-to-adopt scenario might be ideal, as you would get a great sense of who he "really" is, once in a home for a few weeks. If he ends up not being...
Forum: General Information 07-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By Magwart
Since this is a private adoption, I would also...

Since this is a private adoption, I would also type out a simple "transfer of ownership" document -- essentially saying the current owner transfers ownership of the dog to you. Then both of you...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 07-17-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Magwart
When I needed to take a senior down in weight due...

When I needed to take a senior down in weight due to hip issues, we kept him on the same food, but gradually reduced the volume by about 25%, making up the difference with chunks of baked sweet...
Forum: Health Issues 07-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By Magwart
Ears + skin makes me wonder if he's got a raging...

Ears + skin makes me wonder if he's got a raging yeast infection, instead of allergies. I see that in a lot of rescued GSDs. When you smell him, is there an "off' smell that's a little stinky, even...
Forum: Preparing to Say Good Bye 07-17-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Magwart
My only advice is to ask your vet for a referral...

My only advice is to ask your vet for a referral to a vet oncologist for a second opinion on treatment--just to be sure. The VOs are usually attached to the state university veterinary school. You...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 07-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Magwart
It loooks like it's WM's attempt to make a "high...

It loooks like it's WM's attempt to make a "high end" private-label product under their Ol' Roy brand (= Pure Balance by Ol' Roy). The price point is very low ($1/can).

For comparison, the...
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