Phoebe's Tails

The Quirky Life of a Rescue Dog


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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 →

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 →

Phoebe Fractures Her Metacarpophalyngeal Joint

That is a fancy way of saying that Phoebe fractured one of the bones in her paw. Ay! ay, ay, ay! One minute everything is normal; fifteen minutes later she hobbled three-footed into the living room with her right paw... Continue Reading →

Pet Insurance – Is it Worth It?

When it comes to dog insurance for a rescue dog, there are a few things you need to consider if you do not want to be disappointed (or shocked) in what is covered or more frequently, not covered. I got... Continue Reading →

I was in the middle writing a post about the dangers of hot weather, and allergy season when I ran across this little first aid guide. It was published by Emergency Animal Hospital. It was too good to pass up.... 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 →

Assessing Your New Veterinarian

Being comfortable with your vet is important. You can find the smartest vet on the planet, but if you don’t leave the office feeling empowered, you may want to continue your search for a long term vet. People usually go... Continue Reading →

Finding a Veterinarian

The immediate goal is to get a general health check for your new dog. If you already found a veterinarian for your rescue dog, you are on the right track. If not, maybe this will give you a few ideas.... Continue Reading →

You Cannot Say You Were Not Warned

If you cannot afford to get vet care for your newly adopted pet, then do not get the pet. I seriously wonder how many people adopt a pet, take him or her home and assume that because the animal was... Continue Reading →

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