Tag Archives: dog health

Power Outage Confuses Dogs

Not long ago a large part of the Midwest lost power for days, or more than a week in some places, and Jake, Windy and Max were perplexed. We were part of more than 500,000 Ohio folks who lost electricity. … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Walking

A hot weekend is coming. if you have dogs that are blessed with short legs, please remember they get toasted from the pavement. We like to walk our furnkids at sundown. At sundown our crew has more energy, and evening … Continue reading

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Dog Vomit In Middle of Night

Sick children wake their parents up at night, and furkids are no exceptions. About 4 a.m. a few days ago I woke to a warm wetness on my back. Then I heard the gagging. I knew if I rolled one … Continue reading

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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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Dogs Need Regular Vet Care

My crew went to the veterinarian the other day. Crazy as it seems, it is easier to take all three at once even though Max didn’t need anything. Windy needed a Parvo booster, a Proheart injection (for heartworm) and an … 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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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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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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Damage Done By Puppy Mills

A new study confirms everything that has been said about emotional damage from puppy mills. http://bit.ly/psa5v1 Dogs kept in puppy mills for years as breeding stock are severely psychologically damaged, and this study is supposedly the first research that confirms … Continue reading

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Thank You For Caring

Dog people are so special. The comments, emails, Tweets and cards of support have meant a great deal. Knowing people care helps helps us to deal with our grief. A friend sent to me the following observation. Its author is … Continue reading

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