Working on the RCC website brings back memories. The original RCC site was one of the very first websites I ever built and it started me on a long road learning web-design. I took many courses in html, CSS, graphics and graphics programs, did thousands of hours of tutorials and finally went back to school to complete a diploma in Computer Information Systems. Since then I have built many sites and have taught web design, even becoming an Adobe Certified Instructor for Dreamweaver and Illustrator.
The methodology for websites has really changed since the original site was built. I cringe a little when I look under the hood of some of the older pages! Die Font Tags Die! I am really looking forward to the launch of the new site using the wordpress framework. I am can’t wait to see the RCC site with a consistent navigation experience across the entire site! In addition, the WordPress framework allow for updates by many people (without web design experience and expensive software) and will facilitate integration with social media. Once the site is live, all our posts will automatically appear on facebook as well. I really believe that this will make an incredible difference in our ability to get our our message out there and help the club remain a viable entity in the dog world.
On the personal side, I have shared my life with a number of outstanding Rottweilers (Sable, Cali, Toad, Porsche and now Gruff).
Hi Leslie! I read your article on “Some helpful tips to living with a dog with IBD”…. and I found it very helpful. I adopted Tags, a beautiful GSD who was abandoned by his previous owners as he has EPI. He was taken to the pound, and dropped down to 62 pounds (at a healthy weight he is about 95-100). When the breeders found out he was at the pound they went and got them, and I decided to take him in. Later we found out he had IBD as well. It has been a long hard battle with him having EPI and IBD, right now he has dropped back down to 72 pounds even though he has been eating good food, with his enzymes and such. The vet suggested we put him on steroids, but I really don’t feel that is a good option for Tags cause of his already very weak immune system.
I’m wondering if you might have some ideas for us. We have him on Tylinsol right now for 40 days, to try and get his guts back to normal, but failing that….I’m out of ideas. I’m grasping at straws….any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
While I posted the article I did not write it. If you put a comment on that page https://rottclub.ca/some-helpful-tips-for-living-with-a-dog-with-ibd/there are numerous people subscribed as well as the author, Cassandra Levy, that might have some insight into your IBD issues.