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Forum: Obedience & Rally 04-02-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,054
Posted By Magwart
You're an amazing team. Every time I see...

You're an amazing team.

Every time I see an update, I think back to your very first post on this thread -- and how you've consistently proven how capable Pongu is, despite all his foibles and...
Forum: Rescue Stories & Where are they now? 04-01-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Magwart
Please don't give up on the old ones. They often...

Please don't give up on the old ones. They often rehome beautifully, wanting nothing more than a soft bed in a quiet house. "Fospice" situations do exist -- and sometimes there are even great...
Forum: Health Issues 03-26-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Magwart
Roundworms can also infect people. It's not just...

Roundworms can also infect people. It's not just the dog that's at risk of infection.

This article suggests steam is effective against the eggs, but chemicals are not:...
Forum: Basic Care 03-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,812
Posted By Magwart
HW products are RX, so ultimately this is a...

HW products are RX, so ultimately this is a conversation to have with your vet. I went into my last vet appointment with a spreadsheet that compared various options -- but I have special concerns (I...
Forum: Feeding Our Puppy 03-14-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Magwart
One major suggestion: pick up all poop as soon...

One major suggestion: pick up all poop as soon as it happens. Rounds can affect people, as well as dogs, so don't leave the poop.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/Merial_CDCBroch_rsgWEB.pdf
Forum: General Information 03-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By Magwart
The pros of a chip include MORE TIME at a shelter...

The pros of a chip include MORE TIME at a shelter for you to reclaim your dog, if your dog gets found -- in some places, they euthanize strays found without tags or chips VERY quickly. Tags or a...
Forum: Basic Care 03-11-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,812
Posted By Magwart
I've been hearing good things about Vectra3D...

I've been hearing good things about Vectra3D locally for ticks (and fleas). You'd still need a HW preventative, but it's an option for the other. It's only available from vets.
Forum: Basic Care 03-07-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Magwart
I was told by the vet not to use cotton balls --...

I was told by the vet not to use cotton balls -- risk of lint bits being left behind. Also, no q-tips (same reasons you shouldn't use them on your own ears).

On my vet's advice, I use 2"x2"...
Forum: General Information 03-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,629
Posted By Magwart
Congrats on the Element! One tip we've learned...

Congrats on the Element! One tip we've learned with ours: the hard plastic textured flooring in the cargo area can be a little slippery, esp. with wet dogs who've been out playing in the mud.
...
Forum: Health Issues 03-05-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,589
Posted By Magwart
Glad she's okay! That's scary stuff. One...

Glad she's okay! That's scary stuff.

One tip about poison control, if anyone has a microchip registered through HomeAgain and pays their $17.99 annual fee for "premium membership," that...
Forum: Basic Care 03-04-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Magwart
In some states, if you give rabies vax at home,...

In some states, if you give rabies vax at home, it doesn't "count" legally--the dog will be treated as unvaccinated in the event of a bite (likely impounded and held at animal control for 10 days,...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 03-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By Magwart
My blind GSD did this -- he followed his nose up...

My blind GSD did this -- he followed his nose up to the counter to steal anything that interests him. He was sneaky about it, like yours, so we rarely caught him in the act. We fixed it by...
Forum: Rescue Stories & Where are they now? 03-02-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By Magwart
Congrats on getting this pup out of a bad...

Congrats on getting this pup out of a bad situation. He may surprise you with his resilience.

It sounds like he's ready to learn from other dogs, so after he's cleared by a vet and fully vaxed...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 02-28-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,133
Posted By Magwart
At 12 weeks, he's still has the possibility of...

At 12 weeks, he's still has the possibility of being VERY resilient. Don't count him out.

I've seen some breathtaking transformations in much older dogs whose psyches were utterly broken, and...
Forum: Finding the Right Puppy 02-25-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,133
Posted By Magwart
12 weeks? LOL -- I recently had a 10 *YEAR* old...

12 weeks? LOL -- I recently had a 10 *YEAR* old GSD in rescue bond as hard and deeply with her adopter as any dog I've ever known. She won the lottery in her senior years, after a bad youth, and...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 02-25-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 15,053
Posted By Magwart
As others have already pointed out, once a dog...

As others have already pointed out, once a dog has a bite history, it will be almost universally rejected by rescues -- they can't take that liability on, for good reason. I don't know of any GSRs...
Forum: Take a Poll 02-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By Magwart
I lost my female at 10. She died within hours of...

I lost my female at 10. She died within hours of the big collapse that's the telltale sign. She collapsed in our yard on her way out for a walk. She'd already played ball and had a normal day. ...
Forum: Non-Urgent GSD Rescue & Adoption 02-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By Magwart
Advertising a purebred intact female for rehoming...

Advertising a purebred intact female for rehoming on the Internet is scary, scary business -- please warn her that pup will be a magnet for low-life puppymillers who will promise a "family home" then...
Forum: Basic Care 02-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,812
Posted By Magwart
I'm shifting away from Ivermectin-based HW meds...

I'm shifting away from Ivermectin-based HW meds because I have the misfortune of being in an area where a recent university study at Auburn confirmed what has long been rumored: there's an...
Forum: Basic Care 02-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By Magwart
One more thing: it takes 6 months for an adult...

One more thing: it takes 6 months for an adult HW to develop. That doesn't mean it takes that long for infection.

Ivermectin only kills the microfilaria that developed in the last 30 days. ...
Forum: Basic Care 02-20-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By Magwart
Heartgard is ivermectin-based. The amount of...

Heartgard is ivermectin-based. The amount of ivermectin in it is identical in generic products like Petrust (Walmart) and Iverhart (online). It's labeled for pups over 6 weeks, if I remember...
Forum: Health Issues 02-18-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By Magwart
I used to be able to get the Doxy Hycl at WAG on...

I used to be able to get the Doxy Hycl at WAG on that plan too -- my pharmacist there told me WAG dropped it off the list because they were losing too much money. I was peeved, as that was the only...
Forum: Health Issues 02-18-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By Magwart
The Doxy "shortage" is the bane of my existence....

The Doxy "shortage" is the bane of my existence. As best I can tell, the manufacturers are telling the FDA that the "shortage" is due to unusually high demand. I found a 10k SEC filing from one of...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 02-17-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Magwart
Every rescue really is different. Adopters who...

Every rescue really is different. Adopters who wouldn't qualify with a rescue down the road might qualify with mine, and vice versa. All of us are looking for "good" homes -- some think "good"...
Forum: Show Me Pictures 02-17-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Magwart
Here's Murphy, a Red Stick German Shepherd Rescue...

Here's Murphy, a Red Stick German Shepherd Rescue pup. He was adopted last weekend! YAY!!!

He's five months according to his paperwork -- can you believe this cutie languished in a public...
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