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Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Magwart
With a damaged intestinal lining, I'd be very...

With a damaged intestinal lining, I'd be very tempted to use bovine colostrum as a supplement. Ask your vet about that. It can be purchased at health food stores. It seems to work especially well...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Magwart
Please get your dog to a vet. It could be PAF as...

Please get your dog to a vet. It could be PAF as others have said, a prolapsed rectum, or a polyp.

Mine had one of those things, and it was a polyp -- surgical removal was needed, and it was...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Magwart
Apparently the melamine recall in 2009 may have...

Apparently the melamine recall in 2009 may have involved Wilbur-Ellis too, according to this news report (and BB was involved in that recall too):
Melamine in pet food may not be accidental -...
Forum: Chat Room 10-21-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 440
Posted By Magwart
The new generation of LEDs with diffusers built...

The new generation of LEDs with diffusers built into them are actually quite nice -- and there's a range of colors (from blue-white to yellow). We've got them in can lights in the ceiling all over...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 10-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Magwart
If you find these or any other posts annoying,...

If you find these or any other posts annoying, there's a relatively easy fix...one I find improves my enjoyment of the forum:

Click <UserCP> at the top of the screen
Click <Edit Ignore List> in...
Forum: Health Issues 10-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Magwart
Lepto as a disease is very, very serious...

Lepto as a disease is very, very serious business. Dogs die of it pretty regularly in my area, and my vet sees cases of it regularly. (Lyme, on the other hand, is not an issue in my area.)

My...
Forum: General Information 10-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By Magwart
My experience has been once a dog starts this...

My experience has been once a dog starts this howling, they do it forever. It triggers something very primal in their brains. If you figure out anything that works, please let me know!

It's a ...
Forum: General Information 10-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 970
Posted By Magwart
It is happening in a few cities. It's almost...

It is happening in a few cities. It's almost exactly what I described above (except no OB titles required, but full evaluation of the dog during the application process). AFAIK, it's happening in...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 10-07-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Magwart
Why not use a good satin ball (meat ball)...

Why not use a good satin ball (meat ball) recipe? There are tons of them out there. High-quality ground beef, fresh eggs with shells ground up, oats, and gelatin are the core ingredients (some...
Forum: Health Issues 10-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 687
Posted By Magwart
I'm afraid so. Ivomec 1% is the "cattle"...

I'm afraid so.

Ivomec 1% is the "cattle" strength of ivermectin. It's very cheap, so shelters use it a lot. When they use it for HW prevention in dogs at shelters, I've typically seen it...
Forum: Health Issues 10-07-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 687
Posted By Magwart
Oh goodness. Poor girl! There's no excuse...

Oh goodness. Poor girl!

There's no excuse for doing this in a HW+ dog IMHO but here's what they were likely thinking: someone gave the Iverheart routinely per shelter protocol. It's a very...
Forum: Health Issues 10-06-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Magwart
You can also update his microchip record with...

You can also update his microchip record with that kind of information -- most chip companies have a field for vet history/special needs.

That chip info should get relayed to a shelter along...
Forum: Health Issues 10-06-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 687
Posted By Magwart
Oh, wow. Triple whammy. I've dealt with HW+...

Oh, wow. Triple whammy. I've dealt with HW+ with a litter, and HW+ with demodex, but never all of them at once. Tough situation!

Since you are in AL, your dogs are surely on HW prevention -- so...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 10-04-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Magwart
Yep, I've used several. There's a huge range in...

Yep, I've used several. There's a huge range in competence of staff, quality of care, and dog behavior knowledge. The best ones have very savvy staff (and lots of staff), grouping dogs by size and...
Forum: General Information 10-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 970
Posted By Magwart
There's one in a nearby city that's members...

There's one in a nearby city that's members only--dogs have to be temp tested for sociability to join, just like at places like Camp Bow Wow. Senior members sign up for volunteer hours as "park...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 10-04-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Magwart
Just got back from a vet-check up to look at my...

Just got back from a vet-check up to look at my dog's rectum to see how he's doing. My vet was surprised -- he's never seen this dog's back end look so healthy. For the first time ever, it looks...
Forum: Health Issues 10-04-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Magwart
You might also look into offering her trachea...

You might also look into offering her trachea tubes as treats -- there's some naturally occurring chondroitin and glucasamine in them. Senior dogs love them as they are fairly easy chews (available...
Forum: General Information 10-03-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,278
Posted By Magwart
Most people who are refused by rescues or...

Most people who are refused by rescues or breeders can walk in a public shelter and plunk down $50-100 and leave with a dog, with virtually no questions asked. Where I live, that includes GSDs. ...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 10-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Magwart
We're at the end of Week 1 using Preference and...

We're at the end of Week 1 using Preference and (cooked) beef -- and I'm liking what I'm seeing. The dog feels great, has better energy, and the poops are looking good. We're keeping up with...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 10-03-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,974
Posted By Magwart
FWIW, certain no-kill activists are currently...

FWIW, certain no-kill activists are currently using the term "breedist" to disparage breed rescuers. They're trying to shame us by making us out to be "doggie racists." This term was thrown at...
Forum: Health Issues 10-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Magwart
A holistic vet years ago told me aim for 1500 mg...

A holistic vet years ago told me aim for 1500 mg of glucosamine in a human formula that has glu/chon/msm. The recent research on humans that found some benefit to glucosamine found it only when...
Forum: Health Issues 10-03-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Magwart
Carmen, I just watched that segment about the...

Carmen, I just watched that segment about the research in Oz -- it's shocking! It's very hard to believe that having hookworms is a "good" thing. The results they are seeing in that research are...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 10-03-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,974
Posted By Magwart
Maybe boxer rescue is different, but GSD rescues...

Maybe boxer rescue is different, but GSD rescues sometimes get dogs with AKC papers as owner-surrenders -- often because someone bought a puppy that turned out to be way too much dog (or the family...
Forum: Health Issues 10-02-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Magwart
Because some of us live, hike, and play in areas...

Because some of us live, hike, and play in areas where these things (esp. hooks) are very, very common in the soil. Once they are in the soil, they seem to never go away. Hooks get into dog from...
Forum: Health Issues 10-02-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By Magwart
Looks like Wegman's is selling Tri-Heart Plus --...

Looks like Wegman's is selling Tri-Heart Plus -- same ingredients as Heartguard Plus. That price is fabulous -- I wish we had a Wegman's in our area!

Nationwide, Walmart stores sell Pet Trust...
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