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 […]
With a little effort you can lower the flying fur level, even when it seems like all your pets are “blowing coat” at the same time.
It’s been a long cold winter and our cats have developed a serious attachment to our Quadrafire pellet stove. For those who don’t know, a pellet stove burns small wood pellets that are made out of sawdust. Unlike a traditional wood stove, the metal body of a pellet stove doesn’t get really hot. It does […]