We visited the vet last Friday and outlined a plan for treating the heart worms in my newly adopted shelter dog. I made the decision to adopt him knowing he was heart worm positive. The 90-day heart worm treatment plan Antibiotic treatment for 30 days. My vet said that heart worms often have bacteria associated […]
Thanks to DoggieDrawings.net and Design Lab Creative Studio for this creative reminder that you can purchase and put on your kitchen wall. You can also download a free copy to print. For a detailed list of foods dogs should never eat, visit my earlier blog post.
It’s been about 5 months since Georgia left us, and Belle has been out of sorts ever since. For the first month, she seemed depressed and pretty lethargic. She now seems more like her usual herself, but every morning as I head to work she forlornly watches me from her dog pen. I have decided […]
Nobody likes stepping in dog poop – even a dog owner. It’s really unpleasant. Most towns have an ordinance that requires you to pick up after your pooch, but sometimes people need a reminder. My small town has a lot of dogs, especially my neighborhood. It was only 3 years ago that the first ordinance […]
I bought a watermelon at the local Farmers’ Market and since it was so heavy, let it sit by the door. Belle wasn’t so sure about that watermelon. She inspected it from afar and then began to bark at it!
When the really hot temperatures roll around, your dog is affected just as much as you are. It’s important to keep your dog cool and limit his/her exercise until the cooler temperatures of early morning or evening. Young puppies and older dogs are more affected by the heat, so be extra careful with them. One […]
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 […]
A good leash is a wonderful thing. While I use very short leashes when walking the dogs, I do use retractable leashes for taking them outside when they need bathroom breaks. I’ve gone through several retractable leashes, and I think this one is great! The dogs are about 35-40 pounds each, so this is the […]
Belle has very sensitive skin, so I’ve been looking for grooming tools that are more gentle. I love our FURminator, but I have to be very gentle when I use it. Despite it’s very odd (and long) name, this grooming glove sounded like a good choice. It isn’t expensive, so I purchased one to try […]
The Importance of Annual or 6-month Exams So it was time for Belle’s 6-month exam this month. I put it off for as long as I could because I know how much she hates going to the vet. But finally, I could avoid it no longer. Christmas is just days away and the vet’s office […]