Hips and Joints

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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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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Abe’s Annual Appointment

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Health & Wellness, Hips and Joints, Paws for Thought, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Abe went to his eigth annual vet appointment yesterday.  For the first time, we had the baby in tow as well.  Not sure Abe loved that part of it though as mommy couldn’t have her hands on him the entire time.  But he did just fine. All good news for Abe!  His lumps and bumps are all just fatty tumors, his teeth looked great thanks to TropiClean dental products, his ACL could be manipulated as it should be (Thanks Dr. Hay) and he lost a pound!  Yay Abe! Abe loves his vet, Dr. Stuart Rosenburg, and of course loves the treats he gets for behaving himself at the office.  Sebastian, my son,...

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Abe’s Big Day

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Excercise, Hips and Joints, Paws for Thought, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tomorrow is Abe’s big day.  Just a little less than one month before his eighth birthday, he is going under the knife for ACL repair surgery.  My poor boy.  He has no idea that he is in for a 12 week recovery…no running, no chasing squirrels and certainly…no tennis ball action. Our consultation with Dr. Hay, Abe’s surgeon, was February 3.  That morning, I told Abe to get his big boy pants on and get in the car.  He wore his very tough neon green rubber spike collar for the consult, fell asleep in the car on the way there, got lots of love at the office and then...

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A Good Man Down

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Excercise, Health & Wellness, Hips and Joints, Uncategorized | 0 comments

My seven year old dog Abe is an athlete.  I say this with the utmost confidence because he is among the lucky and talented dogs that can catch a ball anytime, anywhere.  It is amazing to see just how fast he can pluck a ball out of mid-air after spinning around and doing a few acrobatic moves.  My husband and I are always saying “did you see what Abe just DID?”  All of this talent has finally caught up with him though.  After limping around for a few days too many I took him to his veterinarian.  A couple of x-rays later, what I hoped wouldn’t be true came to fruition…he has torn his ACL in...

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Crypton to the rescue!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Environment, Hips and Joints, Products, Uncategorized | 0 comments

As most of you know, I have two seven year old boys at home.  Abe, my lab mix, is crazy about his ball!  His ball fetish began pretty much the first day we brought him home and has never stopped.  Because of his age and his craze, it is difficult for him to stand when he has been lying down on the floor or his bed for a while. Chico on the other hand, could care less about a ball.  The only toy he likes is his toy chipmunk that we gave him the first day he was dropped on our doorstep.  He does have a few physical problems however.  He is missing the ball in his hind leg hip socket and he has...

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