When you adopt a dog from an animal shelter or rescue group, you save a life. Obviously adoption is good for the dog, but it’s also good for you. Countless studies have shown that contact with pets makes you feel good, both physically and mentally. Owning a dog can contribute to your health and well-being. […]
I just completed the canine “neat feet” program. For those who don’t have hairy dogs, breeds like golden retrievers and Samoyeds have huge tufts of fur that grow out of the bottom of their feet. At this time of year, all that footie fur collects sticky cottonwood seed pods and pine tree pitch. Obviously, walking […]
A serious but not uncommon digestive problem in dogs.
This week, it became apparent that I could no longer wait until the weather “gets better” to wash the dogs. The weather stinks and so did the dogs. So Saturday, I had to embark on Doggie Maintenance Day. With four dogs, maintenance takes a while. I brushed them, clipped their toenails, and washed them. As […]
The thrills of pet ownership are ongoing. Troi, the cat on the cover of our Happy Tabby book, has been digestively challenged lately. We took her and our other cat Alia to the vet for a checkup. (If you’re going to listen to one cat yowl all the way into town, you may as well […]