How to Make the RIGHT Decisions for Your Dog…

How to Make the RIGHT Decisions for Your Dog...

We can all agree that this is tough. No matter the decision you have to make, it requires research, consideration, contemplation and sometimes a little soul searching. I am grateful that I have not had to make too many major decisions for my dogs. My first dog, Chloe, was a 6 lb. Yorkshire terrier who came to live with me in 1990. I knew absolutely nothing about dogs. My lack of knowledge included getting one (breeder), taking care of one and living with one (I think that covers every category). I made every mistake possible without actually causing harm to my … Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Dog Rehab BEFORE Surgery

Dog Rehab and Go With the Basics Before Operation

In October of 2014 my husband and I noticed our Bernese Mountain dog, Bethany, began limping. It was evident the issue was the front left shoulder. We went to our regular vet where we were referred to an orthopedic surgeon (DACVS) who specializes in soft tissue injuries. At our appointment the doctor conducted an examination and took x-rays, determining she most likely had a tear in her ligament. We were given a couple of options: surgery or rehabilitation. The surgery had a long recovery period and there was a chance it wouldn’t work. Bethany was a 6-year-old puppy mill breeder … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Cancer in Your Dog…

Cancer in Dog? Tips on How to Deal With Cancer Health Issues…

One of the most devastating illnesses in dogs today is cancer. It is a disease that can come up quickly and somewhat unexpectedly. Cancer can also spread rapidly leading to devastating results. So how can we fight cancer? Can cancer be prevented? Is there a cure for cancer? We will explore these questions in the article. What Is Cancer? Though the disease can be complex it can be simply defined. A dog’s body comprises many living cells. Most of these cells are constantly regenerating and dividing. This process consistently provides new cells to keep the body performing at its peak. … Continue reading