What Is A Tonic-Clonic Seizure In Dogs?

What Is A Tonic-Clonic Seizure In Dogs?

What Is A Tonic-Clonic Seizure In Dogs? Happy Monday everyone!  On the blog today…What Is Tonic-Clonic Seizures In Dogs?  In a tonic-clonic seizure, the first, very short phase is the tonic. The dog will suddenly stiffen and collapse if standing. Next is the...
Vestibular Syndrome In Dogs And Cats

Vestibular Syndrome In Dogs And Cats

Vestibular Syndrome In Dogs And Cats Happy Wednesday everyone!  We know that dogs and cats can get ailments and sickness just like humans do but did you know they can suffer from Vestibular Syndrome.  Vestibular Syndrome refers to a group of diseases that affect the...
What Is Refeeding Syndrome?

What Is Refeeding Syndrome?

What Is Refeeding Syndrome? Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’m a big fan of Instagram but sometimes the images are quite graphic as they were this week.  Seeing the many starved animals due to abuse is heartbreaking but it’s also made me aware of what Refeeding Syndrome...
10 Dog Sleeping Positions

10 Dog Sleeping Positions

10 Dog Sleeping Positions Happy Monday everyone!  I love watching Jake and Maggie sleep.  They look and feel so safe and content and I love that.  Are you like me and do you wonder what their sleeping positions actually mean?  Did you know that your dog’s sleeping...
What Is Hyperkeratosis In Dogs?

What Is Hyperkeratosis In Dogs?

What Is Hyperkeratosis In Dogs? Happy Monday everyone!  Is your pet showing signs of Hyperkeratosis?  I think I’ve dealt with pretty much everything when it comes to pets and animals but then I heard about dogs excessively producing to much keratin and I had to...
Are Dandelions Toxic To Dogs?

Are Dandelions Toxic To Dogs?

Are Dandelions Toxic To Dogs? Happy Wednesday everyone!  We had Jake And Maggie out all weekend and at one point I caught Jake with a dandelion fuzz stuck to his nose. Darn if I didn’t leave my phone in the house and couldn’t take a picture.  He looked so cute.  It...
Doggie Eye Boogies And What They Mean

Doggie Eye Boogies And What They Mean

Doggie Eye Boogies And What They Mean Happy Wednesday everyone!  Have you ever wondered if your dog’s eye boogies are normal?  If you have, you are not alone.  I’m writing on this topic because Maggie constantly has eye boogies (as I call them) and now Jake has been...
Can Dogs Read Your Chemical Reactions?

Can Dogs Read Your Chemical Reactions?

Can Dogs Read Your Chemical Reactions? Happy Monday everyone!  Today on the blog…Can Dogs Read Your Chemical Reactions?  Studies show they can.  You may have heard people say that their dog can read their mind.  I know Jake And Maggie can read mine.  Every pet I have...
Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads? Happy Wednesday everyone!  Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?  It is the cutest thing EVER when you are talking to your pet and they start tilting their head back and forth as if to say that you are special and you are their human!  I...
Addison’s Disease In Dogs

Addison’s Disease In Dogs

Addison’s Disease In Dogs Happy Wednesday everyone!  A friend of mine recently had a scare with her dog when the vet told her he might have Addison’s disease.  Fortunately, after the tests came back, it showed no signs of being Addison’s.  I had never heard of...
Are Asian Lady Bugs A Threat To Your Dog?

Are Asian Lady Bugs A Threat To Your Dog?

Are Asian Lady Bugs A Threat To Your Dog? Happy Monday everyone!  Are Asian Lady Bugs A Threat To Your Dog?  Did you get to experience the swarms of Asian Lady Bugs covering your house last week?  We did and I couldn’t believe it.  One minute it was calm and quiet and...
How Pet Psychics Communicate With Pets

How Pet Psychics Communicate With Pets

How Pet Psychics Communicate With Pets Happy Monday everyone!  Have you ever experienced the loss of a dear pet and with a breaking heart wanted to talk them again?  Many have, including myself, and contacting a pet psychic isn’t out of the norm.  Are you interested...
How to Recognize And Treat Cat Dandruff

How to Recognize And Treat Cat Dandruff

How to Recognize And Treat Cat Dandruff Happy Monday everyone!  How to Recognize and Treat Cat Dandruff.  Years ago, my parents started feeding a stray cat that made her home under their shrubs where she had her kittens.  We named her Boo Boo Kitty and she is one of...
What is Bobcat Fever In Cats?

What is Bobcat Fever In Cats?

What is Bobcat Fever In Cats? Happy Wednesday everyone!  Have you ever heard of Bobcat Fever In Cats?  I was reading through a magazine and came upon an article about Bobcat Fever that I found very interesting.  I have never heard of this before and wondered if any of...
Are Dryer Sheets Toxic To Your Pet?

Are Dryer Sheets Toxic To Your Pet?

Are Dryer Sheets Toxic To Your Pet? Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I recently received a question asking if dryer sheets are toxic to pets and I immediately said yes but wanted to do more research for all of you.  Are Dryer Sheets Toxic To Pets?  Yes they are and you...
How To Bathe A Cat

How To Bathe A Cat

How To Bathe A Cat Happy Friday everyone!  Did you know September is National Happy, Healthy Cat Month!????  It was Wednesday, September 1st and I totally missed it but better late than never I always say.  I had my notes ready and was planning on doing a cat post...
Help Protect Wildlife And Their Habitat

Help Protect Wildlife And Their Habitat

Help Protect Wildlife And Their Habitat Happy Monday everyone!  You Can Help Protect Wildlife And Their Habitat In Your Home And Yard is the last of my three part series on animal protection and ending animal cruelty.  There has been a wealth of information that I’ve...
How You Can Help Save The Animals

How You Can Help Save The Animals

How You Can Help Save The Animals Happy Wednesday everyone!  I always try and write uplifting, educational, and fun posts but sometimes I have to write about the harsh reality of animal cruelty and that is hard to do.  I’ve written about the Yulin Dog Meat...
What Is Canine Influenza?

What Is Canine Influenza?

What Is Canine Influenza? Happy Monday everyone!  Is your pet not acting himself?  He might have the flu! What is Canine Influenza?  Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious, viral respiratory disease.  Unlike the human flu, canine influenza is not a...
How To Treat Dog Lice

How To Treat Dog Lice

How To Treat Dog Lice Happy Wednesday everyone!  As promised, today’s post is a continuation of Monday’s “What Are Dog Lice?.  There was a wealth of information out there about doggie lice and to put it all into one post would have been a lot.  I’m hoping my posts can...
What Are Dog Lice?

What Are Dog Lice?

What Are Dog Lice? Happy Monday everyone!  It’s funny how conversations can bring up new ideas for blog posts and this one comes from talks about head lice which made me wonder if dogs can get lice?  Lice on dogs are not the most common infestation, but it can happen....
Developing Trust And A Routine

Developing Trust And A Routine

Developing Trust And A Routine Happy Wednesday everyone!  Developing Trust and A Routine!  We all want that in our lives and as I said in my last post, animals are just like humans which means they want trust too.  Animals learn to love and protect as soon as they are...
Fun Facts About Animals; Our Pets

Fun Facts About Animals; Our Pets

Fun Facts About Animals; Our Pets Happy Monday everyone!  Spring is here, the weather is beautiful, our garden is growing, and we are leaving on Friday for vacation!  I had a totally different post planned but decided on this “Fun Facts About Animals; Our...
Supplements For Dogs Fighting Cancer

Supplements For Dogs Fighting Cancer

Supplements For Dogs Fighting Cancer Happy Monday everyone!  The weather was so beautiful this weekend and perfect for playing frisbee with Jake and Maggie.  I noticed they are a bit slower this spring than last and I think it’s due to putting on a few pounds so I’ve...
When To Spay And Neuter Your Pet

When To Spay And Neuter Your Pet

When To Spay And Neuter Your Pet Happy Wednesday everyone!  I was looking at Jake and Maggie today and thinking that in June they will be four years old.  I remember asking the vet when was the earliest I could get them fixed as they were brother and sister, as well...
Is Valentine’s Day Toxic To Your Pet?

Is Valentine’s Day Toxic To Your Pet?

Is Valentine’s Day Toxic To Your Pet? Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend.  Valentine’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays but I since the pups came along, I really enjoy getting them a gift or two.  This...
What Is A Titer Test?

What Is A Titer Test?

What Is A Titer Test? Titer Testing: What It Is and Why You Should Consider It. Does your dog really need to be vaccinated? There are many benefits to vaccination. Vaccinating animals protects not only the individual pet receiving the vaccine, but the greater...
Shedding/Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

Shedding/Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

Shedding/Non-Shedding Dog Breeds Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  One of the big decisions in getting a dog is what breed of dog to get and in that decision comes what kind of dog to get based on how much they shed!  This has never really bothered me but I do know people...
Why Do Dogs Like To Roll In The Snow?

Why Do Dogs Like To Roll In The Snow?

Why Do Dogs Like To Roll In The Snow? Happy Monday everyone!  We had snow again this weekend and it was beautiful.  Jake and Maggie loved it!  We played frisbee, they rolled around, sniffed and made tunnels with their noses in the snow.  Why do dogs like to roll in...
Sportmix Pet Food Recall

Sportmix Pet Food Recall

Sportmix Pet Food Recall FDA ALERT – ANYONE FEEDING THEIR PET SPORTMIX PET FOOD SHOULD READ THIS!  MORE THAN 70 PETS DIE OF HIGH LEVELS OF AFLATOXIN IN PET FOOD! The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is alerting pet parents and veterinary professionals about a...
January 2021 Pet Holidays

January 2021 Pet Holidays

January 2021 Pet Holidays Happy Wednesday everyone!  January 2021 is here with pet day holidays and month long pet celebrations.  If you are like me, you have put away your holiday decor and are making your resolutions and plans for the new year and that includes...
Why Do Dogs Smell When Wet?

Why Do Dogs Smell When Wet?

Why Do Dogs Smell When Wet? Happy Monday everyone!  This month has been packed full of holiday posts and I wanted to get back to the dogs today.  We had a beautiful white snowy Christmas.  The snow fell like crystals across the yard leaving a glistening white blanket....
What Is Cerebellar Hypoplasia Dogs?

What Is Cerebellar Hypoplasia Dogs?

What Is Cerebellar Hypoplasia Dogs? Happy Monday everyone!  I’ve talked many times before about my Instagram account @twoadorablelabs and follow many rescue organizations who take in sick and unwanted animals.  Many with Cerebellar Hypoplasia.  I have never seen...
Are Cats Lactose Intolerant?

Are Cats Lactose Intolerant?

Are Cats Lactose Intolerant? Are cats Lactose Intolerant?  We visualize a cat drinking from a saucer of milk, contently walking away to lay in the sun but is this really good for them?  Experts tell what Lactose means and how it affects kittens into adulthood....
MRSA – The Hidden Threat To Your Pet

MRSA – The Hidden Threat To Your Pet

MRSA – The Hidden Threat To Your Pet Happy Monday everyone!!!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I got a call over the weekend from a friend whose dog had surgery and developed an infection on her leg.  The vet determined she had a doggie form of MRSA!...
Dental Hygiene For Your Cat

Dental Hygiene For Your Cat

Dental Hygiene For Your Cat Happy Monday everyone!  I had a totally different post planned for today about all of the accomplishments Two Adorable Labs (TAL) has made over the last year!  2020 has been a busy one with a new website, marketing material, online store,...
Benefits Of Giving Your Dog Pumpkin

Benefits Of Giving Your Dog Pumpkin

Benefits Of Giving Your Dog Pumpkin Happy Monday everyone!  With October almost over and Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve been searching Pinterest for baking ideas using pumpkin!  Looking back over my homemade dog treat recipes and posting the Puppy...
What’s The Perfect Dog Poop?

What’s The Perfect Dog Poop?

What’s The Perfect Dog Poop? Happy Monday everyone!  Are we taking about dog poop today?  Yes, we are!  I know it’s not the most attractive topic but it is something that we all should be aware of.  What’s the perfect dog poop?  Do you look at your dog’s fecal...
Can Dogs Eat Gelatin?

Can Dogs Eat Gelatin?

Can Dogs Eat Gelatin? Happy Monday everyone!  I normally create a new homemade treat to post on Fridays but today I’m going to show you something really neat…watermelon flavored ice cream mix for dogs made by Pooch Creamery!  It is made with whole milk...
Three Ways Cats Communicate

Three Ways Cats Communicate

Three Ways Cats Communicate Happy Monday everyone!  Can you believe it’s the end of August!!! I wanted to enjoy the last weekend of August but instead I was in the kitchen all weekend baking and cooking for my cookbook.  You guys, I made some delicious dishes and...
Why Waggle?

Why Waggle?

Why Waggle? Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week. We have all heard the sad stories of someone having to put their beloved pet down because they simply could not afford the medical costs.  I’ve talked about pet insurance before “How To...
Why Wagmo?

Why Wagmo?

Why Wagmo? Happy Monday everyone!  I watch Jake and Maggie like a hawk and noticed that Maggie was picking up weight which surprised me.  Every day we play frisbee outside and she runs like a bullet plus she is active in the house.  Her eating habits have not changed...
Why Do Dogs And Cats Lick Us?

Why Do Dogs And Cats Lick Us?

Why Do Dogs And Cats Lick Us? Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I wrote this post because I have two sweet labs who love to lick me but I call it “giving kisses”!  As I type this, Jake is laying next to me giving me kisses on my leg....
Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Can Dogs Eat Honey? Happy Monday everyone!  Over the weekend, Jake woke us up at 2:30 am Saturday morning coughing and gagging as if he had kennel cough.  I recently put him on Apoquel for his allergies and gave him one pill which calmed him down.  I called our vet...
Mushroom Poisoning In Dogs And Cats

Mushroom Poisoning In Dogs And Cats

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th weekend.   Today’s post was very easy to come up with because I’ve received several suggestions on blog ideas and poisonous mushrooms was one of them.  Last year we had a problem with mushroom beds...
Castor Bean Plant Toxic To Dogs

Castor Bean Plant Toxic To Dogs

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Thomas and I spent the last week and weekend checking off our to-do list.  We weeded, planted, mulched, pressure washed, stained, cleaned, and played with the pups.  Although I am talking about a...
Can Dogs Get Skin Cancer?

Can Dogs Get Skin Cancer?

Can dogs get skin cancer?  The answer is yes!  As with humans, sun exposure is a factor in dog skin cancers. Even though most pups are covered in hair, the sun can still penetrate through the coat and cause damage to sparsely protected areas like the nose and ears....
Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

Is Parsley Good For Dogs? I’ve been talking about starting my own (in-house) herb garden for a while now and I finally did it!  Honestly, I was nervous but I have no idea why because there is nothing to it but buying your containers, purchasing your desired herb...
Air Filters And Pet Dander

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Spring is finally here!  It has been a chilly one and it hasn’t stopped my allergies from knocking me off my feet!!  I’m glad Jake and Maggie have such thick healthy coats to protect them but I’ve noticed as spring moves forward, they are shedding a bit more.  The...
What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

Last week I found a small cyst on Maggie’s back in between her shoulder blades which was about the size of a dime?  I made an appointment to see our vet and he explained it was a pimple that would keep getting bigger and eventually rupture. It had to come out.  What...
Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

I’m hoping that Easter Sunday brought you joy and happiness.  It is a crazy time so I wanted to make it fun for the dogs and us.  It rained for a short period but nothing was going to stop me from holding our Easter Egg Hunt for the pups.  We worked in the yard...
Do Not Adopt Blacklist

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

Do Not Adopt Blacklist I’ve been trying to keep my blog posts positive and upbeat during this stressful and unknown time in our lives dealing with the Coronavirus but I’m haunted by something that has led me to this point.  I made some phone calls last week and think...
Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Can Dogs Get Pimples? Did you know that dogs can get acne just as people do?  Have you ever seen a dog with white and red pimples around their mouth?  When I adopted my old dog Bear years ago from the shelter, he was around 1 year old and I noticed tiny bumps around...
What Is Biofilm?

What Is Biofilm?

What Is Biofilm? Have you ever picked up your dog’s water bowl and dishes and felt a slimy substance on your fingertips?  That is called Biofilm.  A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms (for example, some types of bacteria) adhere to the surface of some object in...
Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? I was in our local JoAnn Fabrics Store the other day and noticed the “Pets Allowed” sign on the door as I was checking out.  I expressed my excitement to the cashier but noticed the side eye from the lady next to me.  My next...
Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020

Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020

Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020 Yesterday, Sunday, March 8th was International Women’s Day!  International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to...
What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs? Have you ever heard of a dog reverse sneezing?  I never did until years ago when I witnessed our dog Bear doing something very odd that seemed uncomfortable for him.  I quickly made a vet appointment only to find out he was having a...
What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping? Can you imagine letting your dog out and after a few minutes wondering why he hasn’t barked at the door to be let in only to find he is gone!!!  The chain is laying on the ground, the gate is closed to the fence, no one has seen your sweet pup...
Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel? Thomas and I went into town this weekend for lunch and the Pittsburgh Auto Show at the David Lawrence Convention Center.  If you have never been to a car show, I think it is something fun to try especially if you are in the...
What Is Hydrocephalus?

What Is Hydrocephalus?

What is Hydrocephalus in dogs and cats?  I have an instagram account full of adorable dogs that make me smile.  I also follow organizations that take in dogs with disabilities, put them into foster care to be cared for until they find them forever homes.  I am friends...
Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

I recently noticed that Jake’s left ear was red and swollen and after a trip to the vet, he has the start of an ear infection and some yeast was showing during the swab test.  During Jake’s visit, I had a conversation with my vet about what I was feeding the dogs and...
What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What does “Chaining” or “Tethering” of dogs mean? The term refers to the practice of fastening a dog to a stationary object or stake, usually in the owners backyard, as a means of keeping the animal under control.  These terms do not refer to the periods when an...
How To Find Pet Insurance

How To Find Pet Insurance

How To Find Pet Insurance It’s been an amazing year and I’m so looking forward to what 2020 will bring!  I was so excited when the mail came the other day and we received Jake and Maggie’s TDI certifications.  Jake and Maggie are on their way to doing great things and...
Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our “to do” list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I’ll be...
Noise Anxiety In Dogs

Noise Anxiety In Dogs

Noise Anxiety In Dogs This is an update and re-post.  July 4th is this weekend and the loud booms of the fireworks and explosion of colors not only affects dogs but all animals.  It’s best to be prepared for your pet so they don’t suffer.   I was prompted...
Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject “Do Dogs Dream” and so I thought I’d put together another Q & A!  I’ve always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I’ve also believed that...
Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

This time of year, there are so many animals sitting in shelters.  It breaks my heart because so many of us want the puppy, the younger dog, because they are healthier, less trips to the vet, less maintenance, but what about those senior dogs waiting for their forever...
Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

I played a tiny part in helping to push a petition into federal law by signing Sidney’s petition “Pass The Preventing Animal Cruelty (PACT) Act” on Change.org!!!  Good news…Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed the first ever U.S. federal legislation to...
Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I...