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Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 31,311
Posted By arycrest
This is just an FYI ... my sweet Slider was...

This is just an FYI ... my sweet Slider was diagnosed with Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) and as time progressed he began to develop progressive rear end problems ... dragging his back legs. My vet...
Forum: General Information 05-19-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,067
Posted By arycrest
All my dogs have been crate trained though most...

All my dogs have been crate trained though most have earned "freedom of the house" when I'm not home.

I've had two escape artists. Niki could tear thru any wire type crate in existence, like they...
Forum: Health Issues 05-18-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By arycrest
It depends on why the dog is taking the pills ......

It depends on why the dog is taking the pills ... if they're sick with something like vomiting or bad diarrhea I shove it down their throats. If they're taking it for other reasons I use a little...
Forum: Health Issues 05-10-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By arycrest
If you find you need to start adding pancreatic...

If you find you need to start adding pancreatic enzymes to her food, I used to get mine from Enzyme Diane who at that time had the best prices I could find and her enzymes worked just as good as the...
Forum: Health Issues 05-10-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By arycrest
IMHO keeping a 13 year old dog comfortable is the...

IMHO keeping a 13 year old dog comfortable is the name of the game, and if increasing the dosage of pred to 10mg will make her more comfortable I'd do it (and have done so in the past). If you...
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 05-10-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By arycrest
Reported ... 4 messages total

Reported ... 4 messages total
Forum: Basic Care 05-08-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By arycrest
I've gotten a couple of the Hooligans vasectomies...

I've gotten a couple of the Hooligans vasectomies which work for me. Mac had to get neutered when he was 6 or 7 because he had an enlarged prostate.
Forum: Basic Care 05-08-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By arycrest
I get Interceptor via a Canadian company that has...

I get Interceptor via a Canadian company that has it shipped to me from Australia. My guys are passing their HW tests so I guess it's working. It's $70.00 for a 12 pack plus shipping (unless your...
Forum: General Information 05-08-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By arycrest
I've only seen one liver colored GSD ... it...

I've only seen one liver colored GSD ... it looked similar to your pup.
Forum: General Information 05-08-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,611
Posted By arycrest
When I get an older dog who is already named, I...

When I get an older dog who is already named, I keep the name unless IMHO it was used in an abusive manner. Yukon's original name was Max, a fine name, BUT he was severely abused ......
Forum: General Information 05-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By arycrest
If I could change anything, it would be that the...

If I could change anything, it would be that the Hooligans would have longer (and healthier) lives ... they're with us such a short time.
Forum: Basic Care 04-28-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By arycrest
I live in Central Florida and give my dogs HW...

I live in Central Florida and give my dogs HW meds 12 months a year!!!
Forum: General Information 04-28-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By arycrest
My condolences for the loss of your father. ...

My condolences for the loss of your father.

IMHO you did the right thing which I'm sure was an extremely difficult decision on your part. I'm so glad the breeder took your pup back and will place...
Forum: General Information 04-26-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,804
Posted By arycrest
Like all relationships, sometimes it's difficult...

Like all relationships, sometimes it's difficult to live with ... we haven't actually lived together since she got married in '58 but we've always lived pretty close to each other both in Maryland...
Forum: Health Issues 04-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
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 04-25-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,804
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 04-25-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
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 04-25-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
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: 359
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: 1,818
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: 377
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: 700
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: 355
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: 718
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: 1,818
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...
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