Category Archives: Dog Behavior

Diabetes Can Be Managed in Dogs

Max is doing well. He gets seven units of Humulin N insulin every 12 hours. This insulin, which humans also use, must be given after breakfast. At night he gets a few tidbits and then his shot. You must give … Continue reading

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Dr. Dog Celebrates Birthday

  Jake is 14 today. Yes, he is an old man but often doesn’t act like it. He enjoys toys, treats and laps. He must bark at squirrels and other dogs. He takes security seriously and checks the backyard perimeter … Continue reading

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Three Dogs Mean Three Personalities

Max is fitting in well. He is eager to please, exuberant, loving and needy. Jake is calm, independent, astute and loving. Windy is assertive, egocentric, manipulative and loving. Somehow all this is working so far. People learn about dogs needing … Continue reading

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Routine Becomes Normal For Our Dogs

Max is fitting in. Slowly learning Jake is number 1 and Windy is number 2, he is finding his place by not being aggressive. Managing his diabetes has not been difficult. The insulin shots are given subcutaneously. Thank goodness I … Continue reading

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Dogs Can Love Christmas Too

Many studies indicate that the vast majority of dog owners buy their furkids presents. We are no exception. Dogs do have their needs – food, medicine and love – and we have our “wants” for our dogs – toys, comfy … Continue reading

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Dog Doctors Stay Glued To Their Patient

Two fabulous doctors have been watching over me this week. Well, Jake is the fully trained physician. Windy is an intern. Jake is attuned to people’s moods and physical states. When one of us is ill or upset, Jake goes … Continue reading

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Grandma’s House Goes To The Dogs

Jake and Windy had a nice Thanksgiving at their grandma’s house. Today we hit Petsmart for Christmas presents. Unfortunately, the furkids were left at Grandma’s; however, they didn’t take carpet revenge. Don’t tell them they will get new beds, toys … Continue reading

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Driving With Dogs

The family will be hitting the road for Thanksgiving. Jake and Windy are ready to travel. The dog bedding is clean, treats and toys are packed and other necessities are ready. The other necessities I mean are for any contingencies, … Continue reading

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Sleeping With Dogs

More people sleep with the dogs than they would care to admit. We will admit it. Jake and Windy do not rule our king-sized bed, and we let them know that. Experts say having a dog in your bed can … Continue reading

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Watching TV With The Dogs

Windy, Jake and I were watching Too Cute: Puppies on Animal Planet last night. The show followed the births of litters of Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers and Shih Tzus. Cuteness abounded with the babies growing to the weaning stage. All … Continue reading

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