Posts by Jenn

A New Watch for Me- Paw Inspired Ofcourse

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A New Watch for Me- Paw Inspired Ofcourse

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Jenn and Abe

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Jenn and Abe

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Grooming- Sometimes it is All You Need

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Health & Wellness, Paws for Thought | 0 comments

Grooming- Sometimes it is All You Need

If you read my earlier post two days ago, you know that poor Chico woke up severely limping on his right front paw.  So, after I had talked myself into believing that Chico could have a productive life as a tripawd dog, I loaded him into the car and headed to Bayshore Animal Clinic.  Of course, in typical Chico fashion, he started shaking like a leaf as soon as we walked in the door.  He weighed in at 17 pounds (still would like him to lose one or two more) and we headed to our assigned room. Dr. Stuart walked in, we muzzled Chico….yes, he is that bad at the vet….and put him on the table.  Immediately, Chico pee’d…everywhere.  Not once, but three times.  Dr. Rosenburg had to call for a towel.  Yuck!  Sorry Dr. Stu! He manipulated Chico’s leg and after not feeling anything especially out of the ordinary, moved on to his neck.  Chico has a compressed C2 so the doctor thought the limp could be initiated by a nerve problem potentially.  I then asked him to trim Chico’s dewclaws as they grow like weeds.  He did immediately and then the miracle happened.  Chico put weight on his paw.  Not only that, we took him off of the table, de-muzzled his snout and he ran to the door, fully utilizing his right paw.  The vet tech started shouting, “he’s healed! he’s healed!” in self proclaimed Benny Hinn fashion 🙂 That was all Chico needed.  A little bit of grooming!  I was so relieved, thankful and didn’t mind paying the office visit fee.  Although, next time I will know to take him in ONLY for a nail trim! Here are nail trimming tips by the good folks at www.peteducation.com.   Now I just need to get my nerve up to trim Chico’s nails myself.  The little shark… Jenn    ...

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Chico Dog is Limping

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Health & Wellness, Hips and Joints | 0 comments

Chico Dog is Limping

If you have an extra moment today, will you please send a positive thought or two out to my little Chico?  He woke up this morning barely able to walk due to a lame front paw.  He is my little ball of energy….running, jumping and my partner on daily jaunts through the neighborhood.  Today though he sadly waited by the baby stroller as I loaded in my son and then looked out the window as we all left for our morning ritual.   We have an appointment today with our favorite vet, Dr. Stuart Rosenburg, at Bayshore Animal Clinic.  Could it be dog arthritis?  An overgrown dewclaw?  I hope it is the latter. In the meantime, he has had one dose of Metacam (which we had from a prior diagnosis of a compressed C2 disc)  to relieve inflammation and hopefully a bit of pain and a lot of love from the rest of us! Has your dog had an injured paw?  If so, what was the diagnosis? Thank you in advance for the well wishes!...

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Dogs Gone Wild

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Paws for Thought | 0 comments

You know the saying, “when the cats away the mice will play.”  Well, that is exactly what happened in my house this weekend.  My son and I left for a couple of days to enjoy time with my parents and my husband and fur kids stayed home.  Eating, walking, playing and tackling a minor honey-do list. When I say dogs gone wild…it was really only one dog that went a bit loony and my husband was home the entire time.  Hmmmm…..maybe it wasn’t dogs going wild.  Rather, pack leader not paying attention. 🙂 Abe, our first child succeeded in eating two pieces of strawberry cake with whipped cream icing which he pulled out of the garbage.  It was in the garbage according to my husband…but I suspect that it wasn’t fully in there with the lid closed.  Perhaps on top of or even on the counter waiting to be put in the garbage is more like it.  Abe ended his Labor Day feasting on a wonderful second dinner of a Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwich.  Specifically, a #12 Beach Club, low on mayo and no cucumbers.  This, my husband left on the couch while he answered a work call.  As soon as I pulled in my driveway last night I was met by my husband and the two dogs.  The first words out of my husband’s mouth were, “Abe was so incredibly bad this weekend.”  After learning the details, I do believe Abe was mischievous and my husband might have been laying down on the job.  🙂 Dog trainer needed?  I don’t think so.  Jenn’s dog school was back in session this morning.  And, a power walk and healthy dog food were the only things on the menu.  Everyone is happy and healthy although both hounds look a bit plumper than they were before I left.  And my husband?  We are giving him the day off....

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