Health & Wellness

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...

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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...

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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...

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Zukes Dog Treats Wins with Lil Links

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Paws for Thought, Products | 0 comments

If you are a pet owner and haven’t tried a Zukes pet treat with your dog or cat…well…. you are just one treat away from treating smart.  With Zukes, you can treat smart and with heart because these premium treats are healthy and delicious.  Take it from my dogs Abe and Chico.  Just the mention of Zukes dog treats  in our house turns on Niagra Falls. Zukes sources and produces their products in the USA  and uses high quality protein, fruits, veggies and whole grains as their ingredients. Their latest creation, Lil Links, have been flying off of our shelves.  Pet parents are...

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The ABC’s of Pet Supplements

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Health & Wellness, Hips and Joints, Nutrition, Paws for Thought, Skin & Allergies | 0 comments

Many of us add supplements to our diet to aid our digestion, joint mobility, arthritis, etc.  How about our pets?  Believe it or not, there are wonderful pet supplements on the market today that assist your pet in living to his full potential.  I take my palm full of vitamins, fish oils and the like in the morning and my dogs, Abe and Chico, do the same. The extreme heat in which pet food is extruded (cooked) lends to the loss of many vital nutrients found in food in its uncooked state.  Although, pet food manufacturers add nutrients to the food post extrusion, the inclusion of a multi...

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The Power of the Pack

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Excercise, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Paws for Thought | 0 comments

The Power of the Pack

This pack mom has been down for the count for the last six days.  A barking cough, chills, fever and more.  Thank goodness for my dear husband who kept things running.  Literally.  He took the dogs on their two a day power walks every morning and night, helped to run the store when I just couldn’t and cared for our 15 month old son…who is a fireball of energy. The dogs did their part too.  They laid by my side, followed their dad’s commands and remained calm, cool and collected even though I was a hacking mess.  Of course, when I tried to nap, I constantly had pack members...

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