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Forum: Health Issues Today, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Magwart
I don't know if this breeder sends dogs out of...

I don't know if this breeder sends dogs out of state, but anyone who does not keep dogs on HW prevention in the Deep South year-round is a negligent owner as far as I'm concerned. Period.

Dogs...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Magwart
Tim, volunteers who work with shelter dogs...

Tim, volunteers who work with shelter dogs deserve HUGE kudos for helping them become adoptable. Laying the foundation of some OB makes them show so much better to potential adopters, and the dogs...
Forum: Chat Room Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,607
Posted By Magwart
Re that Diet Coke habit and diabetes...please...

Re that Diet Coke habit and diabetes...please read this:
Scientific American (4/1/2015): Artificial Sweeteners May Change Our Gut Bacteria in Dangerous Ways...
Forum: Basic Care 02-09-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By Magwart
My issue with Pet Plan is the initial reasonable...

My issue with Pet Plan is the initial reasonable rate that the policy started at seems to have been a "lure," which was then followed by annual increases of about 20% a year, even with no claims. At...
Forum: General Information 02-09-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Magwart
Do you have any military connection, even through...

Do you have any military connection, even through father or grandfather (Vietnam, WWII)? If so, they are eligible to join USAA, and then they can confer membership to you. USAA insurance is...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 02-08-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Magwart
In addition to teaching the "sit" as the...

In addition to teaching the "sit" as the replacement behavior to get attention, my trainer has a "yield" exercise that I love for jumping.

Patiently step into the place where the pup is standing...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 02-08-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Magwart
We mix up 5 c. of THK Preference to 7.5 c. of...

We mix up 5 c. of THK Preference to 7.5 c. of water, and it's very thick if left overnight. That's enough for a few days. We mix it in a large covered bowl and keep it in the fridge. I makes it a...
Forum: General Information 02-07-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By Magwart
I recall reading that California is one of the...

I recall reading that California is one of the states with pretty strong consumer protections at least as far as commercial breeders (selling multiple litters per year) are concerned. Google...
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 02-06-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By Magwart
This is SO true. Even fosters who stayed with me...

This is SO true. Even fosters who stayed with me 3-4 months and were once all about me, eventually forget me entirely. They bond really well to the new family. To me, that's a foster job well...
Forum: Basic Care 02-06-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 592
Posted By Magwart
In Walmart, in the pet aisle, they sell "dry...

In Walmart, in the pet aisle, they sell "dry shampoo" in a bottle with a purple/lavender lid. It's a foam. We use this on shelter dogs who can't be washed. You rub it in the dry coat. It helps a...
Forum: Germanshepherds.com Forum Support Help Desk 02-06-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Magwart
Click on "User CP" (= control panel) in the black...

Click on "User CP" (= control panel) in the black bar at the top.

Once in the control panel, you'll see a list of options on the left of the screen. Under "settings & options" click on "Edit...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 02-06-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Magwart
I did the same thing as middleofnowhere. We...

I did the same thing as middleofnowhere. We cooked on Sunday afternoons for the whole week (or even two weeks), in a huge stock pot. Then I measured out portions on the kitchen scale, sealed them...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 02-06-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Magwart
One other thought about the way she's going into...

One other thought about the way she's going into the crate -- based on her body language, it's possible that her prior owner may have used the crate for punishment ("Bad dog! Get in the crate!"). ...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 02-06-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Magwart
She's beautiful and sounds like she's a really...

She's beautiful and sounds like she's a really great dog.

She's still in her adjustment period. With most new dogs, it takes about 2 weeks for them to come out of their shells and show you who...
Forum: General Behavior 02-06-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Magwart
When was this dog's last vet visit? Senior dogs...

When was this dog's last vet visit? Senior dogs should get bloodwork every 6 months. With a 10 year old suddenly acting different, I'd want to re-run the bloodwork and compare it to the bloodwork...
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 02-05-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,327
Posted By Magwart
You can find bovine colostrum at a health food...

You can find bovine colostrum at a health food store, or buy it online from nutritional supplement sites. It comes in powder form, to be mixed with a little water. Bovine colostrum is great for...
Forum: Braggs!!! 02-05-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By Magwart
Be glad they don't have opposable thumbs. Just...

Be glad they don't have opposable thumbs. Just imagine what they could do, if they did! :wild:

I've had way too many GSDs who figured out kennel latches. One specifically figured out the kennel...
Forum: Health Issues 02-04-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Magwart
I wouldn't assume it's an allergy. It could be. ...

I wouldn't assume it's an allergy. It could be. It could also be a microbial infection (e.g., staph), or parasites (e.g., mites, causing itching, which causes scratching, which causes scabbing).
...
Forum: Introductions & Welcome Mat 02-04-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By Magwart
I've started basic ob with a 9-10 y.o. dog! They...

I've started basic ob with a 9-10 y.o. dog! They can learn new things at any age. It's a really nice way to built your bond with a new dog.

Sometimes they start learning slowly -- they need to...
Forum: Health Issues 02-04-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By Magwart
No advice here, just wanted to say I'm sorry...

No advice here, just wanted to say I'm sorry about the passing of your dog.

Lungworm is something that's only barely emerging in the United States in dogs, and it's very scary stuff when it causes...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 02-04-2016, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By Magwart
When I had a geriatric dog with cancer, the vet...

When I had a geriatric dog with cancer, the vet oncologist gave me a recipe for a home cooked diet -- with lots of specific supplement add-ins, and calories calculated with cancer in mind. Your vet...
Forum: General Information 02-04-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Magwart
I'd really love to see the same experiment...

I'd really love to see the same experiment repeated with different breeds of dogs, to see if oxytocin levels vary by breed.
Forum: Chat Room 02-04-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,607
Posted By Magwart
Since no one is able to change your mind about...

Since no one is able to change your mind about taking care of you, can we at least get you to change your mind about viewing "the Dog Warden" as your estate plan for your dogs? Being stubborn and...
Forum: Holistic/Homeopathic Practices 02-04-2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Magwart
Another thing -- I think the slippery elm by...

Another thing -- I think the slippery elm by itself is sketchy tasting. It tastes like it smells.

However, mine LOVE bovine colostrum (I think it reminds them of nursing as puppies--their...
Forum: Holistic/Homeopathic Practices 02-04-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Magwart
I think there's slippery elm in Carmen's...

I think there's slippery elm in Carmen's Feedsentials. That's very palatable to dogs, so it might be a way to get it into a picky eater.
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