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A Healthy Alternative to Costly Pill Pockets

When you have to give medication to your dog, it can either be real easy (once a day) or a bit more complicated (anywhere from every 4 to every 12 hours). Odds are, if you need to give medication more... Continue Reading →

One way to get a free pedicure for your dog

Yeah. It's a little warped. Indulge me a moment while I bring you up to speed. Admittedly, I have been lame on the posts. Primarily because Phoebe has been lame with her broken paw issue. We made things worse the... Continue Reading →

Another Option for That Non-Healing Dog Toe Bone

We thought we were running out options for this little broken seismoid bone issue. I guess sometimes things have to get worse before one is prompted to make some major changes to get better. At last check we were giving... Continue Reading →

The Toe Bone That Won’t Heal

There has not been much to write about lately. Phoebe's little paw bone still isn't healed. We have been in a perpetual state of crate rest and sedation since February 1st, though it feels like forever. Heck it is now... Continue Reading →

Lawsuit of the Month – Purina Beneful (Updated Link)

Someone filed a lawsuit against Purina.  The suit says more than 3,000 consumers have complained online about their dogs getting sick - in some case dying - after eating Beneful kibble. The common symptom include stomach bleeding, liver malfunction or... Continue Reading →

A Thin Paw Fracture + Ignorance = Full Blown Broken Bone

Being human, mistakes are expected. When I make one I prefer to share and let others learn from it. Recently, I made some mistakes when it came to nursing Phoebe's fractured paw; each mistake born out of ignorance. When we... Continue Reading →

Lawsuit of the Month – Purina Beneful

Someone filed a lawsuit against Purina.  The suit says more than 3,000 consumers have complained online about their dogs getting sick - in some case dying - after eating Beneful kibble. The common symptom include stomach bleeding, liver malfunction or... Continue Reading →

Hyper Happy Dog

That is what came from the vet's record. "GEN - BARH hyper happy dog, mm pk, CRT 1s" Translated: I assume that GEN means general. The rest means: Bright, Alert, Responsive,Hydrated hyper happy dog, mucous membrane pink, Capillary refill time... Continue Reading →

Doped Up Dog

Phoebe got a splint on Saturday for a fractured toe bone. The next day, once the drugs wore off, she was hobbling around outside. She saw a squirrel and was g-o-n-e. I was amazed that she could run on a... Continue Reading →

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