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Misha Spent the Weekend in the Hood of Shame

Misha Spent the Weekend in the Hood of Shame

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Oh, what a weekend we have had!  My dog came down with a minor injury.  She insisted on bugging it, so I had to put her in the hood of shame. Limping Around The House It all started Thursday afternoon.  I took her for her walk and didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. In the afternoon, she developed a slight limp.  No biggee.  She’d limp a little when she jumped off the couch or getting up after a nap….

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Saying Goodbye to Summit: A Family Dog

Saying Goodbye to Summit: A Family Dog

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At some point, every pet owner must decide when it’s time to say goodbye.  My sister’s dog, Summit, became very ill a week or so ago.  She was diagnosed with acute kidney disease.  When her numbers came down, they brought her home.  They hoped she would recover, but she didn’t.  She never regained her appetite. It was time to make that decision no pet owner wants to make.  They had the vet come to their house.  She died in her…

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Tips for Applying Topical Flea Medication on Your Dog

Tips for Applying Topical Flea Medication on Your Dog

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I am being ignored.  I had the audacity of applying flea medication to my dog.  She’ll letting me know that she is suffering the indignity in silence.  She’s afraid of the flea medication tube which why I am being ignored. I had to put her bed and blanket next to my computer chair so she could do it in comfort. It had to be done.  She has been itching like crazy the last couple of days.  Last night, I finally…

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Incurin for Dog Urine Leakage is Back in Stock!

Incurin for Dog Urine Leakage is Back in Stock!

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I’ve got great news for anyone who had their dog on Incurin (Estriol) for urine leakage. If you’re like me, you were dismayed when Incurin went out of production for several months last year. Well, worry no more because it’s back! I had a lot of trouble finding Incurin last autumn. I was worried that I would have to switch my dog to something else. Since it was our third attempt at solving her urine leakage issue with medication, I…

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Sometimes Small Toys are not the Best Thing for Small Dogs

Sometimes Small Toys are not the Best Thing for Small Dogs

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I needed to replace Misha’s Busy Buddy Twist N’ Treat toy.  It’s only a year old but she has worn it out.  I bought a replacement but bought the extra small rather than the small.  It was a bad choice. Why Her Old One Needed Replacing Her Busy Buddy is only a year old.  However, she doesn’t play with it like other dogs.  She doesn’t roll it around on the ground or move it from side to side to get…

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Switching to Natural Flea Control for My Dog

Switching to Natural Flea Control for My Dog

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Fleas are a problem during the summer and it warm climates. As the weather heats up, the fleas start hatching.  Summer is particularly bad time for fleas.  It can be a miserable time for your dog. Misha had a rough summer in 2014.  She ate things she shouldn’t have–twice–that caused her stomach upset.  She was stung on her paw and had an allergic reaction.  In the middle of all this, she got fleas. The San Francisco Bay Area was having…

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