I’m happy to say that Belle and Charlie are settling in to being siblings pretty well, even after the recent move to our new home. It’s been a bumpy ride at times, but I love to see them play and show affection. They aren’t as close as I had hoped they would be, but with […]
Dogs and Fireworks: Keep Your Pet Safe on the 4th of July
While the Fourth of July is a fun time for us, our pets might not enjoy it as much. The noise, smells, and bright flashes that accompany a fireworks display can cause fear in many dogs. Prepare Well If your dog is left outside, it might be scared enough to escape its pen and attempt […]
The Dog Who Cried Wolf: Stopping Unwanted Behavior Takes Patience
How It Started Georgia got sick in the middle of the night once a while back. How do I know? Well, luckily not from the evidence. 🙂 When she began to feel ill, she started scratching the bottom of her crate very hard. I heard it and immediately took her out. She got sick, and […]
What Causes Snoring in Dogs?
Georgia sometimes snores. It’s generally cute and relatively quiet, but occasionally she lets out a loud snort. Luckily she doesn’t sleep in the bed with us, or I’d be awake all night. For those dog owners whose dogs snore and they share a bed, I can only imagine what that can do to your night’s […]
Diphenhydramine Side Effects for Dogs (Benadryl)
So, I gave Belle her first in a long time dose of 25 mg of diphenhydramine last night with food. This was around 7:30 p.m. We sat down to have dinner and then watch some TV. Belle slept like a rock. A couple of times I tried to wake her up by calling her name, […]
Dog Problem: Snapping at Treats
The Food Aggressive Dog I’ve already mentioned that Georgia is food aggressive and very possessive of food. Store Food Out of Reach We don’t keep any food items (or even things that can be misconstrued as food – like leather gloves, wool yard, etc.) where she can reach them. We’ve found out the hard way […]
Introducing A New Dog Into the House
Georgia moved in with us a few weeks after we settled in to the new house. She is a hound mix of some sort and is taller and heavier than Belle. When she was a puppy, she was found out in the woods half starved and with a large piece of her hide missing from […]
Benign skin growth and frequent urination question
We got the results back from Belle’s minor surgery this past Monday. The skin growth was benign. Yay! Now she has a few stitches, but she has been doing well and is not scratching or biting at them. She licks them occasionally, but I’m trying to keep an eye on that and prevent her from […]
Change in My Dog’s Behavior, Urinary Tract Infection or Old Age?
I just got back from the veterinarian’s office.Today was Belle’s 6-month check-up and Bordetella vaccination.She got checked for heartworms – none present! And she also got her fecal exam and annual exam. I asked my vet about the unusual skin growth on her stomach. He looked it over and said that although it didn’t look […]
A Southern Dog in the Snow?
So what’s a dog used to the weather of the deep south do when it snows? Apparently, if it’s Belle, she tiptoes through it trying to keep from touching as much of it as she can. One of my friends owns a black lab who is about a year old. She liked the snow and […]