A recent event made me realize that a puppy’s body is made up of lots of complicated and fragile parts. And it only takes one small anomaly to change their future. We usually talk about the major diseases that turn a healthy dog into a disabled pet, but did you know there are little-known conditions that keep puppies from walking? Those diseases inspired me to share the story below. [Read more…]
Pet parents know that two of the most important ways to keep your dog healthy is with regular exams and vaccinations. But what if I said you can add to your pet’s good health by learning 10 touches that can save your dog’s life? Would you be willing to add them to your monthly schedule?
The 10 touches are easy to learn and your dog will think you are giving him a rubdown. You are probably doing some of them now and don’t know it. [Read more…]
Hundreds of pet bloggers flooded the shores of Myrtle Beach, SC to attend the annual BlogPaws Conference. BlogPaws is a professional organization just for pet bloggers. Every year they sponsor three days of education, networking and the opportunity to meet brands with the latest trends in the pet food industry.
This year’s conference was no exception. The best brands were on hand. I got to meet some of my favorite people from Merrick, Stella & Chewy’s, Wellness, Hills and Jones Natural Chews. Veterinary professionals from VCA hospitals were there to answer questions and reps from Red Roof pet-friendly hotels shared tips on pet travel.
Dr. Steven D. Garner DVM, DABVP is an innovator. When a cutting-edge veterinary treatment is introduced, he is known for setting his sights on mastering the technology if it will benefit his patients. That is why the veterinarian uses stem cell therapy to keep IVDD dogs walking. He is one of a handful of professionals who perform this procedure in a private clinic. [Read more…]
Learning how to put a paralyzed dog into a dog wheelchair by yourself takes practice. This is especially true for large paraplegic dogs who can’t stand or support their own weight. The person helping the dog into the cart is responsible for lifting them while moving them into position. This might sound like an impossible task, but most pet owners successfully learn how to do it. In fact, the process eventually becomes second nature. [Read more…]