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Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,737
Posted By Magwart
Just contributed. I'm positive more of your...

Just contributed. I'm positive more of your supporters here will want to help you once they check up on the thread. Good luck!!!
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Magwart
Yikes! This sounds like an awful ordeal. I...

Yikes! This sounds like an awful ordeal.

I think Vetericyn spray is amazing for hotspots. It won't get at the source, but it at least gets them healing fast in the short-term.

Have you been...
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Magwart
When we foster dogs who are afraid of men, my DH...

When we foster dogs who are afraid of men, my DH fills his pockets with soft, high-value treats. Any time he goes through the room the dog is in with me, he tosses one or drops one in the wire...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By Magwart
My first step with a fresh-from-shelter dog with...

My first step with a fresh-from-shelter dog with skin stuff is to bathe with 4% Chlorhexidene shampoo. My vet turned me onto it a few years ago, and it's very effective as an all-purpose...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By Magwart
Big "NO" to Heartguard and Iverhart from me for...

Big "NO" to Heartguard and Iverhart from me for South Texas.

Those are good products for our northern friends. I used Iverhart when I lived out West too. The Deep South is different though....
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Magwart
About a month after the final dose of immiticide,...

About a month after the final dose of immiticide, the dog should get released for normal activity by the vet who did the treatment. After that, there are usually no restrictions whatsoever! You'll...
Forum: In Loving Memory Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 378
Posted By Magwart
Saying goodbye to a senior dog feels like losing...

Saying goodbye to a senior dog feels like losing a piece of yourself...so many years, so many memories. I'm so very sorry you are experiencing this heartache.
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Magwart
Corbmonster, YOU are the one who should be...

Corbmonster, YOU are the one who should be thanked for opening your heart and your home to a 6 y.o. rescue dog. Huge kudos to you for seeing the wonderful potential in a dog like that!!!
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,737
Posted By Magwart
Totally agree with Nikki....Trust me, those of us...

Totally agree with Nikki....Trust me, those of us who rescue "get" the need to fund raise for vet care! Huge vet bills are routine in rescue--when you do it on your own, it gets very expensive,...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Magwart
Too much grease (pancreatitis). I've read that...

Too much grease (pancreatitis). I've read that some dogs have problems with them:
Are Pig Ears Good for Dogs? | Dog'sHealth.com Blog (http://dogshealth.com/blog/pig-ears-for-dogs/)

Instead, you...
Forum: Health Issues Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,737
Posted By Magwart
Is he eating today? (My experience with foster...

Is he eating today? (My experience with foster dogs with bad URIs is that they lose their appetite at the worst of the illness, then as it starts to get better, they start eating again.)

Do you...
Forum: Stories Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Magwart
Moriah, have you been in touch with your chi's...

Moriah, have you been in touch with your chi's foster family lately? Nothing means more to a foster volunteer who's poured their heart and tears into helping a damaged dog recover than happy update...
Forum: General Information Yesterday, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Magwart
Yes, kennels offer a safe space for dogs to...

Yes, kennels offer a safe space for dogs to retreat to, and they offer a world of good during the transition into a new home.

The crate pad depends on whether he tears them up. The foster mom...
Forum: Health Issues 08-01-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,737
Posted By Magwart
If Walgreens/Walmart doesn't have eucalyptus oil,...

If Walgreens/Walmart doesn't have eucalyptus oil, they'll definitely have something like this:

Vicks VapoSteam Cough Suppressant | Walgreens...
Forum: Health Issues 08-01-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,737
Posted By Magwart
Do you have a diffuser for essential oils? If...

Do you have a diffuser for essential oils? If so, diffusing eucalypus EO is very soothing for dogs with KC.

You can also use a vaporizer, with some Vick's vaporizer inhalant in the...
Forum: General Behavior 08-01-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Magwart
If he's dog-friendly, what about a cage-free...

If he's dog-friendly, what about a cage-free boarding environment with lots of social interaction with carefully screened dogs? Camp Bow Wow is a national chain that offers that. There are often...
Forum: Health Issues 08-01-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By Magwart
A vet tech once told me to get the...

A vet tech once told me to get the brightest/ugliest/most obnoxiously colored digital one I could find at the drug store. The color would identify it as the "dog thermometer" in the house, so it...
Forum: General Information 08-01-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By Magwart
If it ever happens again...one tip for clean-up:...

If it ever happens again...one tip for clean-up: wash the rear end with Dawn instead of dog shampoo. My vet told me that's what they use in the clinic for cleanup after they express them--it...
Forum: Health Issues 08-01-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,737
Posted By Magwart
If they still have the deceased pup in the...

If they still have the deceased pup in the freezer, they might still be able to necropsy to see if it really was distemper or not. Having a clear determination of what happened to the other one may...
Forum: Stories 08-01-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Magwart
GREAT work!!!! Fostering an injured dog is such...

GREAT work!!!! Fostering an injured dog is such a lot of work, but thank goodness there are people like you to do it. Having a dog experience such abuse in its life, then live in pain for days in a...
Forum: General Information 07-31-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,440
Posted By Magwart
To answer the "how rare," I've seen over 200 GSDs...

To answer the "how rare," I've seen over 200 GSDs in high-kill shelters in my state in the past 3 years. I've seen exactly one liver - and one panda (and I think I even know who bred the panda). I...
Forum: Basic Care 07-31-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Magwart
You can give them bull pizzle sticks (= beef),...

You can give them bull pizzle sticks (= beef), trachea tubes and chips (= beef), or antlers (= elk). Raw beef neck bones are also an option if you do bones. You can get the dried pizzles and...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 07-31-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By Magwart
Free feeders also vastly increase your odds of...

Free feeders also vastly increase your odds of having an obese dog. Given how widespread canine obesity is, and how many health problems flow from it, it's just not worth it. I believe meals need...
Forum: General Information 07-31-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By Magwart
Some people I know bought a used RV to live in...

Some people I know bought a used RV to live in during house building (could be re-sold once the house is done) -- they started out at a nearby RV park, then once utilites were in and the driveway was...
Forum: Health Issues 07-31-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,737
Posted By Magwart
Oh, how awful. I'm so sorry you are going...

Oh, how awful. I'm so sorry you are going through this. Distemper is a terrible disease. It's not your fault though. Maybe with good supportive care, some of them will survive.

Is the vet who...
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