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...
Pumpkin Isn’t Always Healthy for Dogs

Pumpkin Isn’t Always Healthy for Dogs

Someone once advised me to put  a dollop of canned pumpkin as a topper on our dogs’ food daily for digestive health.  Because I’ve also heard that pumpkin is great for loose stools, I thought a daily spoonful might be too much. So I passed on that well-meaning advice....
Why Flea Prevention is Necessary for Our Dogs

Why Flea Prevention is Necessary for Our Dogs

Did you know that some does can have a severe allergic reaction to fleas? I didn’t know this either until I had a discussion with someone at BlogPaws in May. There are three common allergies we see in dogs… Fleas Environment Food Rodrigo has trouble with...
Revitamal Gave Sydney Her Groove Back

Revitamal Gave Sydney Her Groove Back

As you can see from the pictures of Sydney, she’s not a very active dog.  When I want to spend a rainy Saturday watching movies on the sofa, Sydney curls up next to me.  She’s not a lazy dog, just less active than Rodrigo (who is curled up sleeping next to...
What to Do When Your Dog Eats Chocolate Cake

What to Do When Your Dog Eats Chocolate Cake

We had a fun Sunday night recently. I was folding laundry and J comes in and says “so you ate the last piece of chocolate cake?” Ummmm. No. I thought he was joking at first, but then I saw the container and there was no chocolate cake. I had taken it out...
A Plant that Can Protect Out Dogs Against Toxins

A Plant that Can Protect Out Dogs Against Toxins

Wow!  That’s fantastic, right? What’s the herb?  It’s Milk Thistle. When I was reading an article over on Dogs Naturally Magazine, I was drawn in by the statement “the number one herb that we think all dogs should receive at some point in their life.”  When I started...