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Luxating Patella / Cranial Cruciate Ligament

Luxating Patella / Cranial Cruciate Ligament

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’ve mentioned in the last few blog posts that Jake has had some surgery and that surgery was to fix a Luxating Patella and Cranial Cruciate Ligament.  He is doing very well but we had some ups and downs with him getting an infection and discharge from the knee cap and incision.  I apologize for some of the photos as they are a bit hard to look at but I wanted you to...

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11 First Aid Procedures For Your Dog In Case Of Emergency

11 First Aid Procedures For Your Dog In Case Of Emergency

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Take it from me…owning a dog is so rewarding but accidents and emergencies can happen.  Jake had to have ACL surgery recently and we are spending time recovering.  It’s been a process of patience and healing which I will be writing a post on later.  This may be overkill but I have both dogs established at three different vets just to be safe.  My primary is Dr. Brown...

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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 clonic phase, in which the muscles contract and relax rapidly. This is the type of seizure with which most people are familiar. It is often called a convulsion and represents the...

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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 balance system (also known as the vestibular system).  Common signs of vestibular syndrome in dogs and cats include loss of balance, falling, rolling over, abnormal...

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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 means.  I have never heard the term before and although I had some idea, I quickly did some research to find out more about it.  I follow many amazing rescues...

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Frozen Watermelon Treats

Frozen Watermelon Treats

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Does your pup love watermelon?  Then he will love this easy, whip in a blender, Frozen Watermelon Treat to enjoy on a hot summer day!  Mr. TAL and I had a cookout this past weekend and I bought watermelon, cantaloupe, and mixed berries to make a fruit salad.  As Jake And Maggie were squeezing in between me and the kitchen cabinets to see what I was doing, a thought...

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Tips On Flying With Your Pet

Tips On Flying With Your Pet

Happy Monday everyone!  Today on the blog we talk about Tips On Flying With Your Pet.  Mr. TAL and I cancelled our trip to Asheville and had a staycation instead but are keeping our trip to Tennessee in September.  We’ve talked about taking other trips which got me thinking about how I would never put Jake And Maggie on a plane.  If we can’t drive with them, we don’t go but there are many people...

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Doggie Star Biscuits

Doggie Star Biscuits

Happy July 4th everyone!  We hope you are celebrating and enjoying your day with lots of good food, family, and friends.  Today on the blog is a delicious and healthy Doggie Star Biscuit to make for your pups!  Made with all natural, pet safe ingredients made with Buddy Budder Peanut Butter by BarkBISTRO, Simple Truth Organic Coconut Flour, free-range eggs, organic blueberries and bananas!  This...

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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 research more.  Jake And Maggie now have rough patches on their elbows which the vet has instructed me to keep watch of them getting hard and crusty.  When this...

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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 got me wondering Can Dogs Eat Dandelions and Are Dandelions Toxic To Dogs if ingested?  I assumed they were but after doing some research, I found they actually...

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