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Forum: General Information Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 66
Posted By Magwart
I've never yet met a dog that didn't go bonkers...

I've never yet met a dog that didn't go bonkers for cooked liver -- just boil it, chop it, and use it. It smells revolting to me, but they think it's a piece of pure heaven. I don't get the same...
Forum: The Senior Dog Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 709
Posted By Magwart
The easiest way to "know" about pain is actually...

The easiest way to "know" about pain is actually to do a short-term trial of a NSAID (like Rimadyl, Previcoxx, or Deramaxx). If Lucky suddenly acts like he feels great and gets some pep in his...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Magwart
If the custody hearing on 11/6 results in the...

If the custody hearing on 11/6 results in the dogs being transferred to animal control, that SPCA is likely going to need a lot of help moving them into rescue quickly.

The demodex dog...
Forum: Chat Room Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By Magwart
There are people in the world who are psychic...

There are people in the world who are psychic vampires, whether they mean to be or not. They will suck all the happiness from your world, and drain your spiritual energy at every opportunity. ...
Forum: Stories Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Magwart
It depends on the city, and what the owner does. ...

It depends on the city, and what the owner does.

In my city, if an ACO impounds dogs from a property, they'll leave a summons. The owner has 5 days to show the ACO they've secured the yard,...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 10-29-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Magwart
I have no idea who the rescue is, but keep in...

I have no idea who the rescue is, but keep in mind there's no magic wand to wave to create a foster spot the instant one is needed. She may not have space to take him instantly, but she may be...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 10-29-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Magwart
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/non-urgent-gs...

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/non-urgent-gsd-rescue-adoption/500250-northern-il-male-gsd-20-months-purebread-neutered.html
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 10-29-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Magwart
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/aggression-go...

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/aggression-good-bad-ugly/498377-visitor-aggression.html
Forum: General Information 10-29-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,416
Posted By Magwart
After reading Rabid: A Cultural History, I think...

After reading Rabid: A Cultural History, I think there's a pretty compelling case that what centuries ago might have been deemed "possession" was actually rabies infection -- in animals and quite...
Forum: The Senior Dog 10-29-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 709
Posted By Magwart
Some more blind dog tips: Start teaching her...

Some more blind dog tips:

Start teaching her some notice cues ASAP so she'll start relying on them instead of her failing eyes. If she's about to bump into something, before she hits, give her a...
Forum: Basic Care 10-29-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Magwart
On a deck, you can either use special paint that...

On a deck, you can either use special paint that creates grip, or you can put down traction tape (which works well on deck stairs for my dogs, and lasts outside for up to 2 years before needing to be...
Forum: General Information 10-29-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Magwart
As long as there are no copyright issues,...

As long as there are no copyright issues, couldn't you just screen shot it, crop the image you want, save as a .jpg or .gif, and upload to Vistaprint? :confused:

I think they'll print a single...
Forum: The Senior Dog 10-29-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 709
Posted By Magwart
If the dog has cataracts and is going blind, I...

If the dog has cataracts and is going blind, I think it's well worth a visit to a board certified vet ophthalmologist. Once they have cataracts often need daily drops to prevent glaucoma. Mine has...
Forum: Health Issues 10-29-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Magwart
Congrats on the successful surgery!!! So happy...

Congrats on the successful surgery!!! So happy you are going to get more time.

A book I regularly recommend is The Dog Cancer Survival Guide:...
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 10-29-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Magwart
Where are you getting that info, Ace? ...

Where are you getting that info, Ace?

Here's a link to the Preference Base Mix nutrient profile:...
Forum: Stories 10-28-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,716
Posted By Magwart
Your experience is not accurate in many parts of...

Your experience is not accurate in many parts of the U.S. I saw WGSL dogs in So Cal shelters and rescues fairly regularly. Most are adolescents who are simply too much dog for people with who...
Forum: Stories 10-28-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,716
Posted By Magwart
The ones who infuriate me the most are the people...

The ones who infuriate me the most are the people who dump senior GSDs in order to make space for the cute new pup they're ready to go buy.

I've been at the shelter a few times when that's...
Forum: Health Issues 10-27-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By Magwart
Have you done x-rays recently of hips, elbow and...

Have you done x-rays recently of hips, elbow and back? It's a lot of views ($$$), but I think it's pretty important. You'll get a better sense of what's going on in the back instead of guessing,...
Forum: Health Issues 10-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Magwart
In rescue, I've seen one who had a terrible spine...

In rescue, I've seen one who had a terrible spine and many years of neglect bounce back beautifully with good supplements, high quality nutrition, and regular exercise. Acupuncture and...
Forum: Health Issues 10-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 998
Posted By Magwart
Not so fast on the metastasis assumption -- there...

Not so fast on the metastasis assumption -- there are a few different kinds of osteo. Some are known to metastasize, others may not be so aggressive. Without a biopsy, it's hard to say -- but I...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs 10-23-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Magwart
I believe Texas Star Rescue in Long View, TX...

I believe Texas Star Rescue in Long View, TX might have a trainer that helps them place dogs in homes where they can learn to do basic service work. It may not be sophisticated enough service work...
Forum: Health Issues 10-23-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By Magwart
Colostrum isn't like feeding milk. It's a very...

Colostrum isn't like feeding milk. It's a very special supplement -- it actually helps the gut flora biodiversity and stability (see the paper linked below).

Here are some links to explore:
...
Forum: Health Issues 10-23-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 998
Posted By Magwart
I'm so sorry! I lost my boy to osteo last...

I'm so sorry! I lost my boy to osteo last Christmas -- on 12/23/13 -- his tumor was also in the front leg. We experienced a new limp up front, when all his twinges and hinges had always been in the...
Forum: Health Issues 10-22-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
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 10-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
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...
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