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Forum: Diet & Nutrition 01-27-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Magwart
Vitacost.com also has it for a good price online...

Vitacost.com also has it for a good price online (esp when they run buy one-get one free sales). I would start out with no more than 1 t./meal if you feed twice a day, then SLOWLY work up to more,...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 01-27-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Magwart
What about this one in Ohio? ...

What about this one in Ohio?
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/urgent/522994-bowling-green-oh-bandit-young-white-gsd-needs-home-rescue-now.html#post6472546

Also, take a look at the AGSR...
Forum: Health Issues 01-27-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Magwart
I always have a vet look at weird skin spots -- a...

I always have a vet look at weird skin spots -- a skin spot can be so many different things, from parasites, to bacteria or fungal infection, to contact allergies, to skin cancer. Some of the...
Forum: Urgent 01-27-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Magwart
Raysmom, are you networking him on FB? There are...

Raysmom, are you networking him on FB? There are several GSD FB groups that are extremely active -- I think you'll get him a lot of attention there, as the photos are great. Once he's on FB,...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 01-25-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,632
Posted By Magwart
The Honest Kitchen also offers flax-free choices....

The Honest Kitchen also offers flax-free choices.

I personally wouldn't use anything made by Diamond (TOTW) with a sensitivity like this because the same plant makes a lot of other foods on the...
Forum: General Information 01-25-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,478
Posted By Magwart
Some public shelters will adopt to anyone,...

Some public shelters will adopt to anyone, without much inquiry into where the dog will go. You'll get absolutely no post adoption support, and likely not much in the way of temperament testing, and...
Forum: General Information 01-25-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,478
Posted By Magwart
I've known a lot of outside GSDs who become...

I've known a lot of outside GSDs who become neurotic and destructive out of boredom and frustration. Having someone home in the house while the dog is stuck outside alone is likely to result in a...
Forum: Basic Care 01-24-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By Magwart
You mean the back part of the lip that kind of...

You mean the back part of the lip that kind of hangs down? If so, that sounds like the start of Lip-Fold Pyoderma -- very, very common in GSDs. I would have the vet look at it to diagnose it to see...
Forum: Health Issues 01-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Magwart
Gotcha. You think like our rescue's vet - which...

Gotcha. You think like our rescue's vet - which is why I love her. She's in PubMed and on VIN late at night, hypothesizing connections between research on condition A and hard-to-treat condition B...
Forum: Health Issues 01-23-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Magwart
The spay procedure itself is not risky. We've...

The spay procedure itself is not risky. We've had a lot of dogs go through high-volume spay clinics, and adverse reactions are rare. Once in a blue moon, one has a suture reaction to the absorbable...
Forum: Health Issues 01-23-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,103
Posted By Magwart
The WSU experts say any of the monthly options...

The WSU experts say any of the monthly options are safe--so choices include Sentinel, Revolution, Advantage Multi, etc.:
FAQs from the Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory at the College of...
Forum: Health Issues 01-23-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,103
Posted By Magwart
Alabama is a year-round HW area where HW is...

Alabama is a year-round HW area where HW is endemic (with a full-blown epidemic in dogs not on prevention). However, there are other HW preventatives available if this is a MDR1 dog. I think...
Forum: Health Issues 01-23-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Magwart
UGAvet2012, what do you think about bovine...

UGAvet2012, what do you think about bovine colostrum as an adjunct to probiotics in dogs recovering from GI issues?

Here's the paper that got me thinking about it:
Supplementation of diets with...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 01-23-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Magwart
Scabby feet make me wonder about demodex. Has...

Scabby feet make me wonder about demodex. Has your vet done a skin scrape to rule out mites? I've known a few demodex dogs where their recurrent episodes start with the feet then spread.
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 01-23-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Magwart
Even if you do want a purebred dog, they're easy...

Even if you do want a purebred dog, they're easy to find in shelters and rescues. There are also lots and lots of adolescent dogs in rescue -- purchased as cute little pups, given up when they grew...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 01-23-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Magwart
Thanks. I have an opportunity to buy hearts (and...

Thanks. I have an opportunity to buy hearts (and possibly tongues) at a very cheap price from a local slaughterhouse this weekend. It will cut my cost of feeding way, way down for the dog that gets...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 01-23-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Magwart
beef hearts

Do you those of you who feed raw treat beef hearts and tongues as "muscle meat" in calculating nutritional value?
Forum: Health Issues 01-22-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,103
Posted By Magwart
It sounds like he's not acclimating to his vision...

It sounds like he's not acclimating to his vision loss -- which is strange. Blind dogs normally navigate their world very, very well. Blind dogs do bump -- and mine's konked his head on his fair...
Forum: General Information 01-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Magwart
If you use Trifexis or Advantage Multi for HW...

If you use Trifexis or Advantage Multi for HW prevention, it will help you prevent another infection of whips.
Forum: Health Issues 01-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Magwart
Many healthy dogs can fight it off just fine...

Many healthy dogs can fight it off just fine without antibiotics -- it's supposed to be a secondary infection that triggers the need for antibiotics (kind of like a bacterial bronchitis infection in...
Forum: Health Issues 01-21-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Magwart
I'm not sure. I'm in the Deep South-Gulf Coast...

I'm not sure. I'm in the Deep South-Gulf Coast region.

It was bad enough last week that one of our clinic's vets techs confided that the clinic staff were all exercising special precautions when...
Forum: General Information 01-20-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Magwart
It's a common experience. You can get them a lot...

It's a common experience. You can get them a lot cheaper: you can get a pack of them at Costco for a very reasonable price (a few dollars each), or get them on Doggy Loot, or order in bulk from...
Forum: General Information 01-20-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By Magwart
There's an old thread where I linked to the...

There's an old thread where I linked to the tension strength reports and crash testing available on every harness I could find -- it was made a sticky. Here's the link:...
Forum: Health Issues 01-20-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Magwart
Our rescue has recently seen parvo in fully...

Our rescue has recently seen parvo in fully vaccinated adolescents. It was shocking and weird. The vet says she believes there's a strain that's evading the vaccine--she's seeing it happen more and...
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 01-20-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Magwart
OP, given the limited options you have, and the...

OP, given the limited options you have, and the budget concern, here's what I would do if I were in your shoes: I would try the Diamond Naturals and see how it goes. If the dog gets itchy, then I...
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