Removing a dog’s dew claw is a tough decision, but they can become caught on things and get torn – especially in active dogs. Talk to your veterinarian before you make a decision.
For those of us who are a little nervous about cutting an animal’s toenails, grooming day can be a little stressful. This is especially difficult when your dog has black toenails! Luckily Belle has white nails, making it easier for me to see the quick of the nail. Try Toenail Scissors with a Guard I […]
Finally, the scratching and itching has stopped! I finally got Belle’s fleas under control, though this may have had something to do with the recent freezing temperatures we had for a couple of nights. I am continuing her new flea treatment, and weekly bath treatments. Her hair has grown back at the base of her […]
If you’ve read any of my latest posts, you know that I now give Belle antihistamines daily. Well, we’ve also changed her flea control, upon advice form the vet, from Frontline Plus to Comfortis, which comes as a pill. She had another flea infestation recently, so the vet suggested we switch flea treatments as some […]
Goodness, dog allergies do seem to be a problem these days. But I guess if I am any example, it is definitely pollen season. My allergies are just about to drive me crazy too. So, I’ve been giving Belle dog allergy medicine every 12 hours for several days. I know I should be patient, but […]
My brother has three dogs which he likes to spoil, and the dogs definitely know this. One of his favorite things to do is to give them treats. Since they both have special dietary needs, he buys this stick-like treats that he calls stinky sticks. They’re just rolled up bits of flavored raw hide has […]
My dog Belle has allergies as well as sensitive skin, which can be a terrible combination. She itches and scratches all year round, sending fur flying throughout the house (thank goodness for the Roomba – for those of you who have dogs who shed year-round, this is a blessing!). Her skin sometimes gets really inflamed. […]