Did You Know Herding Breeds have Drug Sensitivies?

Did You Know Herding Breeds have Drug Sensitivies?

I have an addiction to Reality TV on the Bravo network.  One of my favorites is Million Dollar Listing and I was binge watching a few Miami episodes and one of the real estate agents took her dog to the vet for a routine teeth cleaning and he died. What? The show...
Should Overweight People Be Allowed to Adopt Dogs?

Should Overweight People Be Allowed to Adopt Dogs?

  We can’t escape the news that obesity in dogs is a growing concern.  When our dogs are overweight, they have a higher risk of diabetes and cancer.  Same as their human family members. The other day, I overheard someone share that a woman shouldn’t have been...
What is the Right Age to Spay and Neuter Our Dogs

What is the Right Age to Spay and Neuter Our Dogs

I haven’t had much of a reason to share my thoughts on spay and neuter procedures, but since Scout and Zoey had their surgeries this year, I thought it would be a great subject to touch. This post isn’t going to have the pros and cons of spay and neuter surgery...
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...