Category Archives: Schnauzers

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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Dog Shows, Diabetes and Duties

Happy Valentine’s Day. Please forgive my silence. I have been sick and recovering from an injury, but I am about 90 percent now and will be back to blogging. We watched the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. We … 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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New Dog For A New Year

We welcomed Max to the family less than 48 hours ago. Max is a four-year-old miniature schnauzer. He is well behaved and a cuddler. He is also recently diagnosed as diabetic. Max’s elderly owners, who have chronic health problems of … 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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Walking And Remembering

Walking the furkids is a relaxing activity for fall. Jake and Windy do not tire as easily as in summer but are not enamored to walk in twilight or dark. As Hope grew to love her walks, my husband and … Continue reading

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Trying To Find A New Normal

The air is cooler. Leaves are starting to fall. And we are working on finding what normal is. I picked up Hope’s ashes yesterday. When the assistant at the funeral home pulled out the cremation certificate, the card with the … Continue reading

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Heaven Has No Fleas

The calendar showed flea treatment was due. I had to treat only two dogs. It is times like these we feel Hope’s absence. Looking at the ottoman she liked to snooze on or feeling that empty spot on the bed … Continue reading

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Hope Is At Peace

We sent Hope to play on the Rainbow Bridge this morning. Jake, my husband and I helped her cross over. Even though it was the right thing to do, we are devastated. She didn’t suffer.

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