Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 29,2012
Pannus in Dogs

Rocky Rocky was out this weekend and he is even more handsome in person than in these photos! Rocky is sweet as can be and has a noble soul. He also has Pannus, so his eyes appear cloudy, and his eyesight is affected. We think that he can see shadows, but we are still getting […]

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May 25,2012
What does your dog eat?

In a desperate attempt to get some crosstalk and comments on this blog, I was going to start off this post saying that I feed my dogs Old Roy dog food from Walmart and I think it is the best dog food around…however, I don’t want anyone to read just that line and go buy […]

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May 24,2012
Come back here NOW!

While we at GSROC do not condone or advise walking a dog off leash at all, most pet owners have had the experience of your dog slipping past you, your partner or your kids at the door to get out to a family member in front of the house. Most shepherds, NOT ALL, but most, […]

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May 23,2012
Another reason to spay your dogs

Whenever you talk to someone who does rescue work, the topic of spaying and neutering will inevitably come up. The most talked about reason for spaying and neutering in the rescue world is so that we can stop the needless deaths of the millions of animals who die in shelters every year across America…but if […]

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May 16,2012
Some common misconceptions about German Shepherds

Breed Misconceptions | The German Shepherd Here are a few myths about German Shepherd dogs- Myth #1. Puppies are better than adult dogs – especially if I have small children. Truth #1. Everyone loves a puppy, and while small children may coo and awww over the sight of a newborn puppy, putting two separate creatures […]

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May 15,2012
Bloat

Bloat is a life-threatening emergency that affects dogs in the prime of life. Anatomy of Bloat Bloat can occur in any dog at any age, but typically occurs in middle-aged to older dogs. Large-breed dogs with deep chests are anatomically predisposed. These breeds include the Great Dane, German Shepherd Dog, St. Bernard, Labrador retriever, Irish […]

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May 14,2012
A sweet poem about Rescue

Once I was a lonely dog, Just looking for a home. I had no place to go, No one to call my own. I wandered up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow. I ate what ever I could find, I was always on the go. My skin would itch, my feet […]

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May 11,2012
Happy Mother’s Day!

German Shepherd Rescue OC would like to wish all mothers out there a wonderful Mother’s Day! Whether you have 4 footed furry babies, 2 footed human babes or both-we know all you do and we honor and appreciate you this weekend.

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German Shepherds and shedding

It never fails that at any German Shepherd Rescue OC event, someone comes up and asks about German Shepherds and shedding. Several people suggested this as a blog topic … so here it is-Yes, German Shepherds shed like crazy…and they are worth every single hair that falls on your floor, sticks to your clean black […]

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May 10,2012
Has your dog ever gone missing and you were lost, too?

Here is #1 in a series on Lost Pets from our affiliate Pet Search and Rescue   Frequently Asked Questions About Lost Pets by Pet Search and Rescuewww.PetSearchAndRescue.com – 800-925-2410 Question: It is cold, there are coyotes and my dog has no food. How long can my dog survive? Answer: Dogs are incredibly sturdy. They […]

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May 09,2012
Coping with the loss of a pet

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss by Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of that friend. Following are some tips on coping with that grief, and with the difficult decisions one faces upon the loss of […]

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May 08,2012
Snail bait kills dogs!

In certain areas of the world snail bait is one of the most common causes of accidental poisonings in dogs. The toxic active ingredient found in most slug and snail baits is metaldehyde. Snail bait or slug bait usually come in pellet form which your pet can find very attractive because it resembles dog kibble. […]

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May 07,2012
Separation Anxiety

What is separation anxiety? It is a behavior that manifests itself as visible stress upon departure of a dog’s person. The anxiety can vary from mild to severe. Separation anxiety is preventable and responds well when treated. What causes separation anxiety? By nature, dogs are social animals – they don’t like being alone. Many dogs […]

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May 03,2012
Pet Psychic Radio – Listen To The Worlds Animals

So, with the recession, there are reports that show there are two areas where people did NOT stop spending money-alcohol and PETS! Funny, right? People do a lot to keep their pets happy. We cook for them, take them to daycare, set up playdates, take them to the chiropractor, get acupuncture … and talk to […]

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