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Forum: General Dog Chat 08-10-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By jeffpas
Well, all I can say is I'm the same person and...

Well, all I can say is I'm the same person and raised other dogs, and this one is tough and very different.
I had two German Shepherds for around 16 years apiece. One, never chewed on anything....
Forum: General Dog Chat 03-10-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By jeffpas
A word to potential Boxer owners

Having had my first Boxer after having other kinds for years upon years, I want to give these thoughts from my experiences.
IMO this is a very challenging breed to raise. Here is what I think are...
Forum: General Dog Chat 22-08-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By jeffpas
Nematodes??

Hot and humid and the backyard has got fleas and tons of mosquitoes. Its been hard keeping them off the dog, and just walking out there can get your ankles covered in bites.

I'm wondering what...
Forum: General Dog Chat 31-07-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By jeffpas
It sure is easy from the comfort of a spectator...

It sure is easy from the comfort of a spectator chair to lecture someone else saying "maybe you're not the type to own a dog".
If I had a dollar for every time it happened in a dog forum... I could...
Forum: General Dog Chat 28-07-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By jeffpas
What question. You mean, not get a second dog?

What question. You mean, not get a second dog?
Forum: General Dog Chat 28-07-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By jeffpas
I wish I had more time of course to do all those...

I wish I had more time of course to do all those things! I'm spending all the time I possibly can. That was the whole reason for getting her a companion.

On a side note, just had company visit...
Forum: General Dog Chat 26-07-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By jeffpas
I'm fine with waiting except for the fact that I...

I'm fine with waiting except for the fact that I feel my original dog is lonely.... and also a friend has backed out of an adoption on a puppy I like, so there's one available.
The original thought...
Forum: General Dog Chat 25-07-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By jeffpas
No time for dog.... get another dog?

I know it sounds counterproductive and I agree... but hear me out.

Me, owner of 6 month old pup, living singly. I am currently in between jobs and looking, but also renovating a building, which...
Forum: General Dog Chat 21-07-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By jeffpas
No that's my mess lol. But her favorite thing...

No that's my mess lol.
But her favorite thing is to raid the garbage cans and strew bits of paper all around the house. Will have to convert to cans with lids!
I spoke too soon. Fresh poop on...
Forum: General Dog Chat 21-07-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By jeffpas
Speaking as someone who ran out and got a puppy...

Speaking as someone who ran out and got a puppy because I didn't want to have a lonely house, and is at the "what did I get myself into?" stage.
I would say I was behind a YES for you right up to...
Forum: General Dog Chat 21-07-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By jeffpas
Yes, thank god its painted and not finished...

Yes, thank god its painted and not finished wood.... this can at least be repaired. "May" grow out of it, lol. Great.
As far as dog toys the house is knee deep in them. Apparently the wall was...
Forum: General Dog Chat 20-07-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By jeffpas
Puppy chewing the walls!

Write this down as another "I never had a dog that did this"
The house is littered with dog toys, but she apparently now prefers the walls.... how to stop this destructive behavior?

She spent...
Forum: General Dog Chat 06-07-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By jeffpas
The perplexing Capstar (Nitenpyram) for fleas

Capstar (Nitenpyram) is sold in tablets for both cats and dogs in just about every Wal-Mart in the world, as a flea "antidote" of sorts.
The idea of course being to administer the pill to kill all...
Forum: General Dog Chat 28-06-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By jeffpas
The growing pains/joints thing makes sense. She...

The growing pains/joints thing makes sense.
She had been lying on the ground all afternoon. When I first had her in the yard it was in a pen, about 10ft round and that has a cushioned doghouse in...
Forum: General Dog Chat 28-06-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By jeffpas
I regret to say she's just become a yard dog. ...

I regret to say she's just become a yard dog. She can come in when I'm home and able to watch but housebreaking has proven impossible, even with #1 and #2 before entry and frequent outs. This...
Forum: General Dog Chat 28-06-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By jeffpas
Dog suddenly refuses to go for walks

about 5 months old now, German shepherd mix puppy.
She spends her time in the backyard when I'm at work, but I usually like to take her for a walk as soon as I get home.

Last week a friend who...
Forum: General Dog Chat 14-06-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By jeffpas
Its looking like at this point she may have to be...

Its looking like at this point she may have to be crated indefinitely at night, which she absolutely hates, at least going in :(
She's taken to peeing and pooping regularly in the corner of the...
Forum: General Dog Chat 13-06-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By jeffpas
Thanks, and didn't mean to be so late replying-...

Thanks, and didn't mean to be so late replying- have been working a lot. We ran further tests with the vet after a round of antibiotics and they are coming up negative. It looks like she is...
Forum: General Dog Chat 11-06-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By jeffpas
Thrilled to see strangers?

After having a dog for about 17 years who died recently, I ended up (I swear, not by intention) getting a dog that almost looks like a copy of my old dog as a puppy.
I had just heard a shelter had...
Forum: General Dog Chat 16-05-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By jeffpas
Giardia- do's and dont's

Sorry to start a new thread, but it is a different angle.
Please, anyone who has dealt with this disease.

My 'quick draw' pup can drop a load while you blink to sneeze, even though I watch her...
Forum: General Dog Chat 14-05-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By jeffpas
By the way one other thing I'm not understanding....

By the way one other thing I'm not understanding.
If its common knowledge that no insurance covers pre-existing conditions, then why did the shelter tell me to call and use the 30 day free insurance...
Forum: General Dog Chat 14-05-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By jeffpas
I'm looking at her medical sheet and now I can...

I'm looking at her medical sheet and now I can read the writing.
It says on 4-26-17 she was given "Panacur + metro".
I was reading it as "Panaurmetro" and of course, that wasn't coming up in Google...
Forum: General Dog Chat 14-05-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By jeffpas
We discussed this Friday and my vet could not...

We discussed this Friday and my vet could not possibly get her in until Monday anyway. My vet informed me that it would be safe to wait until then. But I agree I would like to have another test....
Forum: General Dog Chat 14-05-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By jeffpas
New puppy from shelter- has Giardia!

Recently adopted a new puppy after my dog of 16 years passed away :(

Its a little German shepherd mix and very cute. Unforunately since adopting last week it has had soft runny stools that are...
Forum: General Dog Chat 04-05-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By jeffpas
Problems with new puppy

Long time dog owner who had two german shepherd mix dogs, both lived about 16 years and recently passed. Needless to say the house has been pretty empty.
Yesterday I heard of a no-kill shelter that...
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