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Forum: Puppy Behavior 07-15-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Verivus
He's a baby who, I'm assuming, was just taken...

He's a baby who, I'm assuming, was just taken away from mama dog and his siblings. You're the only one around for company, so he sticks to you. Not much to it really.
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 07-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,542
Posted By Verivus
Dogs, especially puppies, need more than just...

Dogs, especially puppies, need more than just exercise. They need a lot of training and your time. I would not recommend a puppy if you're going to college. College is a time when you'll be figuring...
Forum: Health Issues 12-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,755
Posted By Verivus
The vast majority of people get their dogs from...

The vast majority of people get their dogs from BYBs because they don't know the difference between a BYB and a "reputable" breeder. And yes, I do believe most folks on this forum, me included,...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 12-15-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Verivus
My dog never had "infection issues", but he did...

My dog never had "infection issues", but he did have loose stool/diarrhea issues. Now that he's 2.5 yo he does seem to be much better on that topic.
Forum: Health Issues 12-15-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,755
Posted By Verivus
Well, most people go to BYBs for their dogs...

Well, most people go to BYBs for their dogs anyway, so don't feel too bad about it. It's already happened and in the past now. Most folks on this forum have done it too. We (hopefully) learn and move...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 12-15-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,840
Posted By Verivus
It doesn't really matter. If you want to do it,...

It doesn't really matter. If you want to do it, then do it. You don't have to do anything if you don't want to. It is not stupid to focus on only what you're looking to achieve, provided you never...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 12-15-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,584
Posted By Verivus
:rofl::rofl: ** Oh looks like quotes are...

:rofl::rofl:

** Oh looks like quotes are broken. (fixed it for you, ADMIN)
Forum: Health Issues 12-15-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,755
Posted By Verivus
Sorry about the problems you're having. My GSD...

Sorry about the problems you're having. My GSD was diagnosed with severe HD at 6 months old, so I understand how you feel. Was his HD diagnosed with x-ray? That is really the only way you can know...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff 12-13-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Verivus
Congrats! Thank you for adopting. :)

Congrats! Thank you for adopting. :)
Forum: Health Issues 07-10-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By Verivus
The last regular vet I worked for used Merial for...

The last regular vet I worked for used Merial for their vaccines. The rabies was the same for both 1 and 3 year.
Forum: Health Issues 07-10-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Verivus
I know it's dependent on physical condition and...

I know it's dependent on physical condition and breed, but I meant in more of an "all other attributes being equal" plane while assuming either party will stop when they reach their physical limit....
Forum: Health Issues 07-09-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Verivus
Who can walk longer, dogs or humans?

So I always thought dogs could out-walk people, but I've had a couple people tell me that the average person can walk for much longer then the average dog because of a person's anatomy (ie bipedal)....
Forum: Health Issues 05-30-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,481
Posted By Verivus
I don't know what you could do for a 13 year old...

I don't know what you could do for a 13 year old dog in CRF even if she did take her in, without spending tons of money anyway. Sure you could run some diagnostics for a few hundred, but then what?...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 05-30-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,239
Posted By Verivus
That puppy is cute, but not a purebred German...

That puppy is cute, but not a purebred German Shepherd. Your breeder is a liar. You should google "German Shepherd puppies" on google images and see how different those puppies look compared to...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 05-30-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Verivus
I'm too lazy to go by current puppy weight. I...

I'm too lazy to go by current puppy weight. I just start out at 2 lbs a day and increase/decrease depending on body condition. I agree with Laurie, I never bothered with the slow introduction of...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 05-30-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By Verivus
If possible make most (70%+) of the diet red...

If possible make most (70%+) of the diet red meat. It's more nutritious then white meat.
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 05-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Verivus
Just buy some chicken and feed the dog. There is...

Just buy some chicken and feed the dog. There is no need to mash or break up or cut up anything. You're making this way more complicated then it really is, lol. There is no concern regarding chicken...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 05-30-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,949
Posted By Verivus
Yes, some bully breed would not stop pestering...

Yes, some bully breed would not stop pestering and posturing towards my GSD (who tried to leave the dog alone) and they got into it. The stupid owner did not even attempt to help get them apart....
Forum: Holistic/Homeopathic Practices 05-30-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,890
Posted By Verivus
If you're that concerned I would give a DAPP at...

If you're that concerned I would give a DAPP at 12 weeks and another DAPP at 16 weeks and you're set. Rabies I would give no later then 6 months old. The number of times you vaccinate doesn't matter....
Forum: Health Issues 05-30-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,986
Posted By Verivus
If she's just a pet I wouldn't bother with a...

If she's just a pet I wouldn't bother with a crown. Just get a root canal. My GSD will probably need a root canal done within the next few months. I believe the board certified dentist quoted me...
Forum: Health Issues 05-30-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,154
Posted By Verivus
A short course of steroids is really not as big a...

A short course of steroids is really not as big a deal that a lot of people like to make it out to be. Antihistamines are usually not very effective for serious allergy issues in pets.

My clinic's...
Forum: Health Issues 05-30-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Verivus
If he continues to limp I would get xrays done....

If he continues to limp I would get xrays done. My dog limped and after xrays it turned out he has hip dysplasia.
Forum: Health Issues 05-30-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,481
Posted By Verivus
If this is the first seizure this dog has ever...

If this is the first seizure this dog has ever had I would not take her in to the vet unless she didn't fully recover within 24 hours. I would take her in if there was a 2nd seizure within a month's...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 05-30-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By Verivus
Raw feeding expense is dependent on your...

Raw feeding expense is dependent on your location. I would say if you know what you're doing it isn't bad at all. It's cheapest to raw feed if:

1. have a dedicated dog only chest freezer for bulk...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 05-30-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By Verivus
Just toss her/him? a chicken wing and boneless...

Just toss her/him? a chicken wing and boneless chicken to start. I don't remember if my GSD was eating chicken quarters at that age. I don't think so though. After that you can progress to other...
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