Category Archives: Dog Behavior

Dogs, Obesity and Diabetes

My Mother’s Day presents from the furkids: 50 percent accuracy on the piddle pad, half of my lunch knocked of the ottoman and eaten, and slurps and snuggles. It balanced out. Max’s blood work last week indicated we needed to … Continue reading

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Rainy Days, Dog Food Recall

A rainy day can be a challenge for housetraining, so I watch everyone go out and praise them lavishly when they take care of their business. A soaking, overnight rain means the creek behind the house rushes loudly. When Jake, … Continue reading

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Dogs Want Their Trash and Play Time

One of the reasons dog people love their furkids is because dogs are honest. They are so basic with their emotions you know where you stand with them. Jake takes his job seriously as watchdog. Each Tuesday morning he is … Continue reading

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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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