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Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 08-28-2014, 07:46 PM
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Views: 383
Posted By LifeofRiley
Bump... :) Three of these GSDs are still...

Bump... :)

Three of these GSDs are still available for adoption at Magnificent Mutts (http://www.magnificentmutts.org).

“Kernal is a 5-7 year old German Shepherd. Kernal is a 5-7 year old...
Forum: Health Issues 08-25-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By LifeofRiley
@ Carmen - I believe the only risk in using...

@ Carmen - I believe the only risk in using Ivermectin is for dogs that have the MDR-1 mutation. And, that risk is really only of concern at doses that are far higher than the monthly HW...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 08-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,931
Posted By LifeofRiley
Lala… you certainly raise interesting topics! :) ...

Lala… you certainly raise interesting topics! :)

I doubt that most people on here would say their dogs are perfect. But, it is human nature for people to speak more to their own (and their...
Forum: Health Issues 08-25-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By LifeofRiley
I use Heartgard Plus for heartworm, roundworms...

I use Heartgard Plus for heartworm, roundworms and hookworms. I have never had a problem with Heartgard. I do not like to bundle HW treatment with flea/tick treatment as flea/tick is really not...
Forum: Health Issues 08-21-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,396
Posted By LifeofRiley
Does your state have a "pet purchase protection...

Does your state have a "pet purchase protection law?"

Per the below link:
"The amount of time that a purchaser has to make a claim ranges anywhere from 7 to 20 days for illness and disease and...
Forum: Health Issues 08-21-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,465
Posted By LifeofRiley
Thanks for the info. Yes, I also read that...

Thanks for the info.

Yes, I also read that there is some question as to whether or not the vaccine lasts a full year. It probably would be a good idea for me to better strategize on the timing of...
Forum: Health Issues 08-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,465
Posted By LifeofRiley
So glad to hear that Karlo is home! Re:...

So glad to hear that Karlo is home!

Re: SubQ fluids-
I have been there and done that with a cat a long time ago. It is not as intimidating as it seems. I have absolutely no doubt that you and...
Forum: Health Issues 08-13-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 14,465
Posted By LifeofRiley
Jane, My heart sank when I read the title of...

Jane,

My heart sank when I read the title of this thread. I am so glad to hear that Karlo has stabilized and will likely be back home with you very soon. Wishing you both the very best outcome!...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,344
Posted By LifeofRiley
Magwart, great post! The bolded and underlined...

Magwart, great post! The bolded and underlined parts are those that particularly resonated with my experience.
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-12-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,344
Posted By LifeofRiley
To the OP, this quote resonates with my outlook: ...

To the OP, this quote resonates with my outlook:

“Saving one dog may not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

I have always chosen to adopt and I have...
Forum: Chat Room 08-01-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,936
Posted By LifeofRiley
Source: Genetics Society of America, “Population...

Source: Genetics Society of America, “Population Structure and Inbreeding From Pedigree Analysis of Purebred Dogs.” Copyright © 2008

“We chose 10 representative breeds and analyzed their...
Forum: Chat Room 07-31-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,936
Posted By LifeofRiley
@Blitz, I think you need to brush up on your...

@Blitz, I think you need to brush up on your science.

Research in livestock management, endangered species management, zoo population management and yes, also in the purebred dog world all...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 07-29-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,851
Posted By LifeofRiley
I disagree. The OP lives in NYC, in Chicago I...

I disagree. The OP lives in NYC, in Chicago I have seen Agility classes -from very well respected agility clubs/trainers - specifically announce that they can accomodate dogs that may be reactive,...
Forum: Police K-9 07-29-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By LifeofRiley
@gsdsar… thanks for sharing! Here is one of...

@gsdsar… thanks for sharing!

Here is one of my stories:
A colleague and I were returning from a trip to Asia. We had passed through passport control and were awaiting our baggage before going...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 07-29-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 6,851
Posted By LifeofRiley
@Lalachka – If I were you, I would take my focus...

@Lalachka – If I were you, I would take my focus off of “fixing” a specific problem and focus my efforts/attention on building confidence in the dog and on building a foundation of consistency and...
Forum: Health Issues 07-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By LifeofRiley
OP, you have gotten a lot of great...

OP, you have gotten a lot of great information/advice from Magwart and many others on this thread.

My dog arrived into rescue HW+, I was his foster home so I took care of him after he received the...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 07-28-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By LifeofRiley
One thing that has always been a head-scratcher...

One thing that has always been a head-scratcher for me on this forum is the disconnect between the insistence that breeding for color is a sign of bad breeder, yet the same insistence is given in...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-21-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By LifeofRiley
Hi Magwart, I just tried learning more about the...

Hi Magwart, I just tried learning more about the AGSRA through the link you provided, but I kept getting error messages. Can you re-post the link? Thanks. I really do think that at least one...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-21-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By LifeofRiley
Nice post, as always, Magwart : ) I have to say...

Nice post, as always, Magwart : ) I have to say that I have never heard of the AGSRA grant program. Maybe that is because I have never been involved in any type of breed-specific shelter/rescue...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By LifeofRiley
I do believe that it is wrong-minded, and harmful...

I do believe that it is wrong-minded, and harmful to overall breed health to narrow (cull) based on looks. That was the thrust of my post.

My point with the last paragraph was to suggest that, for...
Forum: General Information 07-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,242
Posted By LifeofRiley
:thumbup: And, the only way to do that is if...

:thumbup: And, the only way to do that is if efforts are made to collect data and then analyze that data. There are a lot of groups working to standardize data collection procedures across shelters...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-20-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By LifeofRiley
Okay, let’s be clear… purebred dogs are a very...

Okay, let’s be clear… purebred dogs are a very recent cultural construct. One that has taken root in our culture to such a extent that people don’t realize that the for the vast majority of the time...
Forum: General Information 07-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,242
Posted By LifeofRiley
If you think that that the average person who...

If you think that that the average person who relinquishes their pet to a high-kill shelter is even aware of (or cares) that there are rescues who pull and foster dogs, I think you are sorely...
Forum: General Information 07-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,242
Posted By LifeofRiley
Selzer, do you honestly believe that the...

Selzer, do you honestly believe that the existence of selective intake shelters and rescues is the root cause of people seeing their pets as disposable?

If yes, that really does make me laugh out...
Forum: General Information 07-18-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,242
Posted By LifeofRiley
For those of you who are “disgusted” by...

For those of you who are “disgusted” by shelter/rescue opinions of breeders, I think you need to take a moment to understand how they may have arrived at that opinion.

And, just for the record,...
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