The rainy weather makes Belle’s dog pen very muddy, especially where the grass died. We put down pine needles over the muddy areas and used palettes to raise up her dog house and create a place for her to lay that is dry. A bale of hay can work as well.
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 […]
My town has a leash law. I think it’s relatively new, but we do have one. Now that doesn’t mean that everyone keeps their dog under control. As a matter of fact, it’s not uncommon for me to have an encounter with a strange dog when I’m walking Belle. Now if you’ve been reading this […]
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 […]
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. […]