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?

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.  But as much as we hate it, the hard fact is that most animals don’t live longer than humans.  So goodbye is inevitable. Having pets in our […]

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 […]

Is hip dysplasia the end? Read more for tips.

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 […]

Food allergies. Does your dog have them?

  What is a food allergy? A food allergy is when the immune system is attacking a food protein, with all the reactions that result. But how do you know if that’s what is wrong with your dog?Dogs can also have a food intolerance, to beef or dairy, for example. These episodes will usually involve […]

A difficult dog! The rewards of having a challenging canine friend

How we came to have a difficult dog A difficult dog has come into our lives. This is how we ended up with him. It’s an interesting story, actually. We entered this situation willingly, although we did NOT realize just how life altering the decision would be. My husband has always wanted a Belgian Malinois. […]

Preventing dog injuries; can you protect your dog?

Can you prevent dog injuries? Preventing dog injuries; is it possible? The answer is – more often than you think.  Accidents happen all the time, but sometimes a little forethought can minimize the damage that would otherwise be possible. Not all injuries have to happen. How does your dog get injured? It can be so many […]

Pain! How can we help our rescue dog live in comfort?

Lincoln was in pain! Pain control is an important aspect of making your whole pet happy. We’ve learned about new ways to help with pain management while trying to give Lincoln his best life. We rescued Lincoln over a year ago and he has become a part of our family. He was wandering the streets, […]