Posts Tagged "dog"

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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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 thrilled to see a healthy sausage treat on the market.  Check out Lil Links’ ingredients here.  The first five ingredients are:  Chicken, Apples, Carrots, Potatoes, Maple Syrup.   Now, compare to another sausage treat on the market today whose first five ingredients include:  Wheat flour, beef, soy, flour, corn syrup.  !@?#!  Which sounds better to you? Zukes dog or cat treats are a nice compliment to a high quality, all natural dog food or cat food. Remember…Healthy Pets Wag….or purrrrrr!...

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Two-A-Days

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Excercise, Health & Wellness, Paws for Thought, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Abe is back in action! Many of you might remember that Abe had ACL surgery in February and has been recouping ever since. Fifteen weeks have passed and me and my pack are power walking twice a day. We rise early and head out the door with Abe and Chico flanking either side of the stroller.  Then, we do the same thing around 7pm.  Chico is raring to go always and Abe starts off rather reluctantly.  Not that he can’t do it or is in pain…he just prefers to stay home curled up at his Dad’s feet while he diligently works. Abe’s leg is healing wonderfully.  He has no to speak of, can chase a ball (although we are extra careful to toss it gently), swim and participate in our power walks at a nice clip.  We walk fast, very fast.  Poor little Chico jogs the entire time as Abe’s four steps equal Chico’s eight. Sometimes, my husband gets to join us which makes my pack extremely happy.  Here is a snapshot of my boys….all four of them!  ...

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The 411 on Pet Halloween Safety

Posted by on Sep 14, 2010 in Environment, Paws for Thought, Safety | 0 comments

Have you started to stockpile your Halloween stash? Searching the aisles for that particular candy that your kid’s desire? My husband and I always try to have the best candy (or so we hope) behind our door. And, as hard as we try, we never quite have enough….so by the end of the night, the kids are receiving Nutri-Grain bars, raisin packets and the like. Not so much fun for them I am sure! We do have a four legged kid named Abe and we always make sure that he is happy and safe during Halloween including making a batch of his oh so favorite treats…the recipe is below! To keep your pet as safe as Abe, please keep the following pet safety tips in mind: Keep Pets Indoors- Please, I repeat, please keep your pets indoors the night of Halloween. There will be many pranksters out, who just might find it funny to let your pet out of the gate, antagonize your pet or even worse. Chocolate, Candy and other Yummies- By all means, all candy, especially chocolate is a big NO NO for Fifi and Fido. Chocolate is toxic to a pet’s system and can have fatal results. Not to mention, the wrappers, foil, twist ties, etc. surrounding the candy can cause choking or may lodge in the pet’s intestines. Candles- We all know that Fido’s tail can whip around as fast as a category two and will take out anything in it’s path. Please keep all lit candles far out of your dogs range. And definitely remember to extinguish candles prior to leaving your home. Trick or Treaters- If your dog is like Abe, he likes nothing better than to run to the door and sniff each and every trick or treater who eagerly holds out their bag for candy. A warning for this behavior: dogs may get spooked by costumes and excited kids…causing them to bolt out of your open door or perhaps become scared/nervous. The best precaution is to not let Fido greet the trick or treaters without being on the other end of his leash. If your dog is nervous- It is better to leave him in a room with all of his favorite things while you are greeting trick or treaters or hosting a Halloween party. He will feel much better and you will not take the chance of your otherwise friendly FiFi becoming snappish. Costumes- If you choose to dress your pet this season, please make sure that their costume is not constricting in any way. If the costume includes a mask, please ensure that the eyeholes are wide enough not to impede Fido’s peripheral vision. Limited vision could cause your dog to become nervous and potentially act out of the norm. Give your pet extra water when dressed as he may become warm and try not to leave his costume on for extended periods of...

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