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Our Adventure with Dog Gastroenteritis

This post is about gastroenteritis. I find that the best way to explain symptoms is to post some pictures. Yep. poop pictures. I am surprised it is so difficult to find actual pictures of poop anomalies. Isn’t dog poop one of... Continue Reading →

Phoebe: 1 – Papilloma Virus: 0

When I last wrote on this topic, I was quite worried that the ugly Papilloma virus (wart) might impact our ability to take Phoebe to training. Now it is one less thing to worry about; it is gone. When I... Continue Reading →

Papilloma – a Bump in the Road to Training

When we took Phoebe to the vet back on 10/29, the vet honed in on a little wart growing on Phoebe's lip. I really did not think it was a big deal until the vet told me that it was... Continue Reading →

Orange Infused Kong

I bought a Kong for Phoebe a few days after her arrival. Not because I understood its purpose, but because it was one of three chew toys in the entire store that was supposed to hold up under the grueling... Continue Reading →

Mange Management & Nutrition Unite

I thought we were on the homeward stretch with this mange stuff, even though I was surprised that the skin scrapings at our last vet visit did not reveal any mites (all this means is that the vet did not... Continue Reading →

Did You Call My Dog a Mangy Mutt?

On Phoebe's thirteenth day with us, we took her back to the vet for a variety of symptoms that popped up after the first health check – constant urination, drinking massive amounts of water, vomiting, diarrhea, and the rash on... Continue Reading →

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