How to Remove the Anal Gland Scent from Your Sofa

How to Remove the Anal Gland Scent from Your Sofa

Last night kind of sucked big time.  Rodrigo’s anal glands expressed in a round circle the size of a 50 cent piece on the sectional.  I’ve been wondering what happened – he was just laying there and maybe he farted or maybe it just happened –...
Treatment of Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

Treatment of Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

  Our dogs have minor seasonal allergies that present themselves with itchy paws (Rodrigo), eye boogers, and some over all itchiness.  At first you can easily miss the symptoms, but they increase as spring turns into summer. Fortunately, we have a few...
An Infographic Showing How to Give Your Puppy CPR

An Infographic Showing How to Give Your Puppy CPR

This was originally published as a page on Keep the Tail Wagging; it has been updated to be republished. If you’re like me, then you will do anything for your dog.  When each of our dogs were puppies, they insisted on putting everything in their mouth, including...
Some Cool Things About Dogs You May Not Know

Some Cool Things About Dogs You May Not Know

This was originally posted as a page on Keep the Tail Wagging.  It has been updated and added as a blog post for you! Are you surprised to find out that dogs aren’t humans and humans aren’t dogs? If not, here is a cool infographic that shows us the...
Creating a First Aid Kit for Dogs #BlogPawsDIY

Creating a First Aid Kit for Dogs #BlogPawsDIY

For the longest time, I didn’t have a first aid kit for our dogs.  After reading the story about Misty’s rescue in Colorado by a group of dog lovers a couple years ago, I thought about creating a kit, but it didn’t happen last year. What inspired me...
Trupanion Pet Insurance Going Public is All About Me

Trupanion Pet Insurance Going Public is All About Me

Yesterday, a Keep the Tail Wagging reader asked if I would write something about pet insurance.  That was great timing, because right now I’m standing at a tall table in Starbucks typing furiously before heading into work.  J just texted me that Trupanion is...
Don’t Panic When a Dog Eats a Cooked Chicken Bone

Don’t Panic When a Dog Eats a Cooked Chicken Bone

Last month our dog, Rodrigo, ate chocolate.  I panicked a little, but I mostly keep it together while I quickly did some research to make sure he would be okay. Not long ago, Rodrigo ate chicken (with bones).  This time, I really didn’t panic. In both situations...
Is My Dog Injured or Did Her Leg Fall Asleep?

Is My Dog Injured or Did Her Leg Fall Asleep?

  Since Sydney’s partial cruciate tear, I’m hyper aware of how she feels.  If she’s been sleeping for a while and then stands – but only on 3 ways – I worry.  Is the tear worse?  Is she in pain?  After a few steps, she shakes it out...