Pat Miller, a dog trainer and frequent contributor to Whole Dog Journal recently wrote a great article on this very subject. (Whole Dog Journal January 2018 ed.) If you frequent dog parks, I highly recommend taking a couple of minutes to see what she has to say, as well as the comments of other certified … More Dogs Parks – Love them or hate them?
Do you have the same reaction I do when I see someone coming down the street, with a dog on a retractable leash? Inevitably the dog is a big one and often seems to be out of control as well. The owner looks to be skiing down the street, surprisingly with the leash fully extended … More Retractable Leashes
Do you have a dog or cat in your home? Have you heard of microchipping? A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice.The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, … More Microchipping Your Pet
Rescuing a dog is one of the most compassionate and loving things a human can do. Shelters around the country aim for a day when they become obsolete – because there are enough private rescues in communities that have come together to care for homeless pets. There are also people who buy their favorite breed from … More Rescue or Breeder or both?
Boy – I have been remiss in posting on my blog – I guess life got in the way of my good intentions. Does that ever happen to you? Read something today that may be of interest to you, particularly if you feed BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs … More FDA Alert for Thyroid Hormones in Pet Food
Do these two words seem to have no correlation with one another? Turns out they do and in a pretty important way. An interesting article on thyroid disease in the #WholeDogJournal this month (December 2016 – An Integrative Approach to Hypothyroidism). What really caught my eye was the side-bar titled, ‘Do Collars damage the thyroid?’ … More Thyroids and Collars
Two weeks ago I had to do what is probably the hardest thing for me, ever, and that is say goodbye to my beloved pup, Forrest. He was the last pup from Sierra’s litter in 2001 – Wren went first, then Kahuna, then Sophie and last sweet FoFo. It’s the end of a era, … More Forrest of Dreams
I wanted to give you an update since it has been a while from my last post and that was about my experiment with Canna Companion for Forrest. Unfortunately, I decided to discontinue the use of the product, mostly due to the diarrhea he was having. He was also on antibiotics at the time and … More Did the Cannabis Help?
Well, sort of! The products that are available on line have little to no THC, but are derived from various strains of hemp that (may) have purported health benefits for animals. One of the producers of this product, Canna Companion says their strain of Cannabis sativa can aid the GI tract, Neurological function, comfort and care … More Medical Marijuana for Pets?
I have all sorts of random things running through my mind today. In no particular order – here they are! I have tried all sorts of chew toys for Big Bad Bruiser Bear. And even the ones that are ‘guaranteed for 1 year’ he managed to chew pieces off in 2 hours (or less!) Love … More This and That