Treating pain in pets; how can you help them when they can’t tell you?

Lincoln has been having some bad days Treating pain in pets; how do you know if you’re helping them? If you’ve read some of my other posts, Pain! How can we help our rescue dog or Is hip dysplasia the end?, you may know that we rescued a dog that has numerous pain issues a […]

Aging dogs are part of life

Do you have an aging dog? Aging dogs are a part of life.  It is a well known fact that everything that’s alive will eventually get old and pass away.  It happens with our pets too.  And much too quickly, in my opinion. You first have them enter your life, either as a baby or […]

Saying goodbye to your pet. How do you know? Read on for help.

It’s a part of life. Saying goodbye is one of the hardest parts of having animals in our lives.  It’s a very heavy responsibility of pet parents everywhere.  We want to do it in the best way possible. But as much as we hate it, the hard fact is that most animals don’t live longer […]

What is a hot spot? Does your dog have one?

What is a hot spot? A hot spot is a skin irritation, also called moist dermatitis or pyoderma in technical terms. The photo above from furbabyrescue.wordpress.com shows a typical hot spot.  I found out a whole bunch about hot spots when our elderly Australian Shepherd rescue, Janey, came into our lives. Janey was a nervous […]

Dog anxiety is ruling my life! What can I do?

Is dog anxiety a problem for you and your dog? Dog anxiety; is it ruling your life? Dogs get anxious all the time, but what can you do to help decrease your dog’s anxiety so you can help improve their lives? You want your dog’s health and happiness to be the best they can be. […]

Dog health; what’s wrong with my dog?

Dog health Dog health is tricky. If you’ve owned dogs for any amount of time, you know that sometimes something just isn’t right.  You can’t quite put your finger on it, but they aren’t the happy, enthusiastic pup you’re used to.   Is there a problem? You watch.  You feel them all over.  You check […]

Horse colic! You can help save your horse!

Horse colic Colic can be one of the worst words to hear when it comes to your horse. Thousands of horses suffer from colic each year and sometimes they die because of it. But do you know how to recognize it and what to do about it? What is colic? It’s a collection of conditions […]

Feline leukemia. Is it as bad as it sounds? Find out more here.

What is feline leukemia? Feline leukemia is a condition caused by a virus (FeLV) that is passed from one cat to another through bodily fluids, especially saliva.  It suppresses the immune system so a variety of conditions show up. It’s fairly common, especially among outside or feral cats. They estimate that around 3% of all […]

Working with horses can be so complicated. But it’s worth it.

Working with horses can be so complicated Working with horses doesn’t always go the way we expect. Sometimes, things happen that we don’t understand.  Maybe good.  Maybe bad. But they leave us scratching our heads and wondering “Why?”.  When you have something unexpected happen, you have two choices.  You can fight it and try to […]

Is hip dysplasia the end? Read more for tips on helping your dog.

What is hip dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is a dreaded term for dog owners. It’s a painful skeletal disease for your canine friend.  The hip joint is a ball and socket configuration. If it’s malformed, the joint doesn’t move like it’s supposed.  As time goes by, the joint wears down, causing more pain. Older dogs suffer […]