We’ve been buying our pups Purina’s Pro Plan food for a while. It is supposed to be their upper line and is not inexpensive, especially when you are feeding three large dogs. I thought I was buying a good product until a friend sent me over this information from Dogs Naturally. It has to do with aflatoxins and melamine or cyanuric acid being found in the food. Toxins which can make your dog very sick and in some cases be deadly. Like back in 2007 when there was an outbreak of contaminated dog foods and dogs died because of this. Read the full story »
Last year we lost our 14-year-old dog, Copper. She was a great girl but her last few years she suffered a number of health issues. She developed diabetes and required insulin shots twice a day, had trouble walking, and a chronic cough along with some other health problems. We did everything we could to keep her as comfortable and happy as possible.
Some of these things were as easy as making sure she had the right medications and others involved making changes in our house to help her get around easier. As your dog gets older there are things you can do to accommodate their changing needs. Here are five great tips from the Hartz blog. (more…)
There’s an article on Pet 360 but nowhere do I see a Chowberger listed. In case you don’t know what a Chowberger is it’s part chow, some leonberger, with a twist of retriever. That’s me, of course. While the post may be interesting I cannot verify the accuracy because if I’m not on there who knows what else they left out. Woof! -Kensy, The Dog (more…)
Services dogs are known for lending assistance with everyday tasks to those who are disabled but they do so much more. The emotional support they provide is priceless. Here is the story of two of the Boston Marathon victims and how their dog has helped get them through some really tough times. (more…)
We now have our third puppy mill dog, Bethany, who we adopted seven months ago. When we adopted our first, Logan, we really didn’t know what a puppy mill was. That was back in 2009 and we learned so much since then. I spread the word as much as I can so that when folks see those adorable puppies at pet stores or from puppy mills they realize that there is so much more to it than just the cute face their looking at.
Have a great weekend.
So I’m perusing the internet over the weekend as most dogs my age will do. Hey, when you’re ancient and your bones ache all over, the last thing you want to do is take a walk with the rest of the clan over hilly terrain, especially at a national battlefield....Puppy Mill Dogs Rescued In Arkansas
Having adopted three puppy mill breeder dogs this is a story that hits home. Anytime I read something about puppy mill dogs I try to spread the word because there are still many people out there who have no idea what happens to these dogs. They don’t know how these...Winterize Your Dog
We live in the south now so snowy paws aren’t much of an issue anymore but when we lived in New York it was a big deal. Not only did Bo get the ice crystals stuck in his paws he also got the salt in there. You always knew when this happened on our walk because...Top 5 Online Shops for Dog Supplies
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There’s the old joke about ‘If you’re dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise” but there’s truth in that statement. If you sit around chances are your dog is too. Instead get out and go for a walk, you will both become healthier...Dogs Win At The Oscars
Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres dogs win at the Oscars this year with donations to help feed homeless dogs. I’ve always liked her but now I like her that much more. Celebrities already have so much stuff so why not use their gift bags to...Dog Allergies: New Miracle Pill or Nightmare?
Our Bernese Mountain dog, Goliath, has allergies during certain times of the year that are out of control. Because these types of dogs are prone to cancer we are very careful about giving him steroids but last fall we did have to do a short round since nothing was working....The Games Veterinarians Play
While mom is at the vet’s office waiting for Goliath she’s looking for something to kill a few minutes and this is what she finds. What kind of sick game is this? If anything you would think they would have a game of Operation lying around somewhere. But this? The rules...Happy Valentine’s Day
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day…From Your Dog. Woof! -Kensy, The Dog Read More →Not Happy With Your Vet?
We had a vet that we went to for over 10 years and were very happy. Unfortunately everything changed about six months ago when she left the practice. Although there was another vet there she wasn’t ‘our’ vet and we didn’t have the relationship with...