To buy or not to buy? That is the question, isn’t it? I have had pet insurance ever since my first lab, Dakotah, died of cancer at 1 1/2 years of age. We only did one chemo treatment on her – the cancer was all over her body but I decided I would spend … More Pet Insurance
This amazing little newsletter has been my constant companion for years and I highly recommend a $39.00 annual subscription. I have shared articles about health conditions, training problems, food and toy recommendations with many of my friends and family. And one time I shared it with a neurological vet when my beloved Sierra had an episode … More Whole Dog Journal
I became involved with Animal Assisted Therapy after reading about what was then ‘Delta Society’ (now Pet Partners) in my quarterly newsletter from the Arizona Humane Society. I took the training at the Campus for Compassion that had recently opened in 2003 and subsequently Sierra was registered with them and we became a team. My first … More Animal Assisted Therapy
And for cats, equine, sharks, birds……..all have been treated with the Assisi Animal Health tPEMF Loop (targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy). This is an amazing alternative and non invasive therapy that can be used on all animals for acute onset and/or chronic painful conditions, such as osteoarthritis (OA). This technology is FDA approved for use … More tPEMF for Pain Management and Rehab Therapy for Dogs
Butterscotch has suffered from pretty serious allergies since she was a young pup. She licked and sucked on her paws continually, making them very red and occasionally they would bleed as well. Her bottom was also itchy and she would drag it across the floor or grass in an effort to try to scratch it. … More Canine Allergies
My little boy Bear – one year old yellow lab had a bunch of red bumps on his chin for several weeks. They would get redder, even get little scabs as though they had been bleeding, although I never saw the blood. A few days would pass and the bumps would clear up and more … More Dog Acne? Yep!
It’s going to be 120 degrees here on Sunday – there are not words to describe how hot that is but you can bet if we humans cook at that temperature, our dogs will be even more miserable than their owners. Summer in Arizona can be especially difficult for people who have dogs. Most of … More Your Dog and Hot Weather
FoFo had pneumonia back in March – he had been to the vet early in the day and I started him on antibiotics immediately but my vet, John Nick at Scottsdale Ranch Animal Hospital, warned me his temperature might spike. And it did around 8pm……to 1o4 degrees. Not in a danger zone but I didn’t … More How To Move a Big Dog
Today is my first day of writing a blog. Something I have thought about and considered for so long, I can’t remember when the idea originally germinated. Every time something would happen with my dogs, or someone else’s dogs or I would learn something new – I would think….I HAVE to share this information. Someone … More Why Blog?