Mazz

Honourary
  • Content count

    11,985
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    52

Mazz last won the day on August 20 2016

Mazz had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

7,169 Has Hit The Top

About Mazz

  • Rank
    Under Rated - Over Stated
  • Birthday 02/28/1953

Other Profile Information

  • Real Name
    Dave
  • Location
    Iowa Quad-Cities
  • Country Flag
    United States
  1. Andy, you have been very supportive; not only of this forum and its members, but also of the staff. I have enjoyed interacting with you and the other staff members over these past few years. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  2. Thank you Marc. Appreciate your post, as I appreciate the posts from Rob, Nix, Emma, and Jay. This is still a place like home. Still a forum that brings all of us together with a common thread. I have been blessed to have been a part of this forum, and I expect that to continue. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  3. I came across this forum, probably like many of you, searching for information on Huskies. It seemed like home, and so I stayed. Soon, I found myself posting every day, several times a day. And then I was asked to be a moderator. I felt honored, I really did. Later on, I was bestowed the moniker of Super Moderator. I thought there would be a cape arriving in the mail. But such was not the case. (That's supposed to be humorous.) So now I seem to have become rather inactive. Not sure why. Still love my Huskies, still interact with them. But I just don't find myself coming on to Husky-Owners as often as I used to, nor as often as I should. It is not fair to staff, and it is certainly not fair to the members, to have a Super Moderator that is not pulling his or her weight. I have often said, this forum is different, it's special, and it is. For it brings people from around the globe, with differing backgrounds, from different cultures, different beliefs, and creates a bond that we all share - the love we have for our Huskies. The USA Husky Camp is held every year, with this coming camp being the 6th annual, because of this forum. This is not a good bye, as I will still come onto the forum from time to time. But I will do so as a member, and not a moderator. The staff on this site deserves both your gratitude and your respect. They do an outstanding job to keep this forum in tune with its purpose. To Sarah, Marc, Dunc, Nix, Andy, Rob, Emma, and Jay - All of you I consider as friends. Each of you have made this forum what it is to so many, a place of gathering, a place of refuge, a place of learning. All of us owe you our thanks. I owe you my thanks. To all the members - Thanks to you as well. You have made me laugh at times, shed a tear or two at times. Made me feel relative to the breed, but most of all, you have taught me more about this breed than I could ever have learned on my own. I owe you my thanks as well. So it won't be too much longer and the Super Moderator moniker will be replaced with Member. And that's not such a bad thing.
  4. What a cutie! Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  5. If you had not mentioned lab, I would never have guessed she was not all Husky. Welcome and enjoy. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  6. Causing pain and stress is never a good thing. Even I know that. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  7. Believe it or not, it could also be an infected molar. Our Eisa (crossed the bridge in 2015) had an infection break out in that area of her face and below the eye. Took her to our vet, but the molar had been removed. He suspected root tips remained in the bone and had become infected. X-rays confirmed. Surgery and antibiotics cleared it up. Not saying that is what your's is experiencing, just something else to be aware of.
  8. Welcome to the place we call home. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  9. He looks like a keeper. If he is less than ten month's old, you could feed him three times a day. We fed our young ones four times per day until six months, cut down to three at ten months, and then twice a day at one year. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  10. Happy New Year everyone!
  11. And to you as well, Andy. May all your hopes and dreams culminate to a safe and rewarding 2017.
  12. I would not consider taking in a wolf hybrid. They can be unpredictable, and are often very confused because their instinct from the wolf half often conflicts with their instinct from the dog half. Often times, they can be difficult to house train, and have a very difficult time adjusting to new environments. There are quite a few states in the US where owning a hybrid is illegal. And if you have small children, bringing a hybrid into your home puts those kids at risk, and can bring you into court for child endangerment. The risks are too high in my opinion.
  13. When Zoya was a pup, we had PetPlan. At that time, the premium was $185 per year. Each year the premium went up. When she was six, the premium was over $600 per year. We dropped the insurance. A few months later, she tore her crutiate ligament and needed surgery. Surgery was $1,300. When I figured what the insurance premium would have been, added the deductible, and factored the copay, my out of pocket was about the same either way.
  14. I would not rush the process. Some Huskies have very sensitive tummies, and transitioning food can take a week to ten days. Make the switch too quick and it seems they are in a vicious circle. I would keep the rice mix going for five days, then slowly transition. When I switch from one food to another, I use the following method: Day 1 - 3/4 old food and 1/4 new food Day 2 - 3/4 old food and 1/4 new food Day 3 - 1/2 old food and 1/2 new food Day 4 - 1/2 old food and 1/2 new food Day 5 - 1/4 old food and 3/4 new food Day 6 - 1/4 old food and 3/4 new food Day 7 - All new food. If stools become runny on any day, repeat the ratio for the next day or two, until stools firm up, then pick up the schedule where you left off. The number one cause of loose stools in Huskies is caused from feeding too much. So, this begs the questions - How many meals per day? How much food per meal? At three months: Four meals per day with 1 cup (+/-) per meal. At four months: Three to four meals per day with 1-1/4 cup (+/-) per meal. At six months: Three meals per day with 1-1/4 cup (+/-) per meal. At ten months: Two meals per day with 1 cup (+/-) per meal. Adjust the above amounts as needed. Switch from puppy to adult food at 12 months.
  15. Looks like a pack of pooped pups.