On Tuesday, I took Buffy to her eye doctor to get the pressure checked in her eyes. Her right eye had jumped from 15 to 30 in the two weeks since our last visit.
Last photo of Buffy with both eyes, even though she had no vision in her right eye.
Once the pressure reaches 35, then dogs experience a severe headache, like a migraine. Continue reading
Do you stay at home on the Fourth of July to calm your quivering dog?
Does your dog pace around your bed keeping you up all night or poke you constantly while you can barely hear the distant rumble of thunder?
Many Dogs suffer from Thunderstorm Anxiety
Chipper, my 12-year-old cocker spaniel, has thunderstorm anxiety. He also trembles during visits to the vet; pokes me when he hears firecrackers; pants during car rides; and resists me when I trim the fur on his paws. Continue reading
I once commented to my boss about how I would love a job where I could take my dog to work. She told me to try it. That was over two decades ago and I have had dogs at work ever since.
A positive experience is a must, or you may not get permission to bring your dog again. Continue reading
Honor Flags are a Tibetan ritual to honor people (and pets), that are no longer with us. At the BlogPaws conference last month, we could build an honor flag for our pets.
Buffy, my brown cocker spaniel, who many of you met at BlogPaws has a health issue. I don’t know if I could have done anything to stop what happened, but I could have reduced her suffering last weekend—if I had only paid more attention and done a bit of research.
Although the Sheraton Hotel at Myrtle Beach was 998 miles from my home north of Chicago, I really wanted to bring Buffy, my cocker spaniel to the 2017 BlogPaws conference. Having a dog is an easy ice-breaker and I really missed having her with me at the last conference in Phoenix.
Buffy at the BlogPaws conference.
An entrance guard at Myrtle Beach State Park told me that the beach was open to dogs before 10 am and after 5 pm. She warned that the sand gets too hot in the middle of the day and could
Buffy at Myrtle Beach for BlogPaws 2017.
Just a simple walk around the block when it’s above 70° can leave my cocker spaniels lagging and panting, then I know it’s time for a buzz cut. Afterwards they abound with energy, want to play more, and can walk farther without tiring. But some veterinarians think it’s not a good idea to shave your dog, so should you? Continue reading
I have two cocker spaniels and Chipper is the union steward of local 633. He is always informing me (his employer) when it is time to eat, when to get treats and which type. He makes sure we follow the cocker spaniels union contract at all times. He warns us if we are late in providing these benefits and if we are in danger of violating the contract.
Buffy & Chipper in their Cocker Spaniels Union Local 633 bandanas.
- What do you use for a flea and tick preventative?
- Do you use the same product year after year since it works?
- Did someone recommend the product?
- With new stories about flea and tick preventives available, are you rethinking your usual strategy? I know I am.
For many years, I was against using flea and tick pesticides on my dog. Continue reading