Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dogs Get Cabin Fever Too

Yellowstone National Park is home to a few hundred wolves. I can’t believe my furkids are their distant cousins. Jake, Hope and Windy are getting cabin fever after a couple days with no walks and quick dashes out to the … Continue reading

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Dog Hero Receives Stem-Cell Treatment

In time for Christmas, a German Shepherd dog that served in Iraq and stayed with his dying partner is getting a chance at a longer life. Lex, wounded, stayed with Cpl. Dustin Jerome Lee after they were hit from a … Continue reading

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House Training Tricky in Snow

With about 4 inches of snow and single-digit temperatures, the furkids aren’t too thrilled with going outside to take care of their business. Shoveling the steps, ramp and a potty path are not enough. Carrying Jake and Windy outside the … Continue reading

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More Progress for Puppy Mill Girl

Hope, our Amish puppy mill girl, has been free of the mill for two years, after having spent five years in it. Recently, she gave me more anticipation of her becoming a normal dog. Hope loves to go for walks … Continue reading

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More Gifts for Dogs

How many furparents buy presents for their dogs? A recent poll sponsored by the Associated Press and Petside.com shows 53 percent of all pet owners plan to by gifts for their furkids this season. Women are more likely than men, … Continue reading

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Tummy Troubles

The other day Windy had loud tummy sounds, nasty gas and didn’t want breakfast. Fearing another round of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, I called my veterinarian. She said to give her a Pepcid (famotidine). I have given dogs Pepcid before and had … Continue reading

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Winter Woes on Little Toes

With ice and snow here, you need to be careful about the kind of ice melt you buy. If your dogs will be walking on the area you will apply the melt, please get a brand that is labeled “pet … Continue reading

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Gifts for Dogs

Many dog lovers buy presents for their furkids, and we are no exception. Here are some gift ideas for indulgent furparents. Bed, Bath & Beyond has a Pawprints Ornament for $9.99. You make an impression in clay of your pet’s … Continue reading

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Dogs Get Dry Skin Too

The cold, dry winter air makes a person’s skin itch. Dogs are no different. I have started fish oil supplements for Jake and Hope. Both are scratching, and I know they don’t have fleas. Because of Windy’s history with hemorrhagic … Continue reading

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Puppy Mill Girl Still Anxious

Hope has been free of the Amish puppy mill for almost two years. She has lived with us for nearly 15 months. Hope has improved greatly. She never goes into a crate, will let you pat her on the head … Continue reading

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