Help Others Find Good Vets by Reviewing them on Yelp

Help Others Find Good Vets by Reviewing them on Yelp

Losing Blue a year ago was a pivotal point in my life.  I became serious about my mental health (I’ve battled with depression for decades), I became serious about my business, and I became a true advocate for our dogs.  I speak for them; I speak up for them....
My Dog’s Tummy is Making Gurgling Noises

My Dog’s Tummy is Making Gurgling Noises

One of the downsides to being a pet blogger is that you become hyper sensitive to your dog’s health. Whenever one of our dogs does anything slightly out of the norm for our day, I worry. Sydney is over weight, so she must have a growing tumor or a thyroid...
A Common Skin Issue with Puppies You Should Know About

A Common Skin Issue with Puppies You Should Know About

This was formally a page on Keep the Tail Wagging and has now been converted to a post and updated. When Scout and Zoey went to the vet for one of their puppy appointments, the vet took a moment to inspect their tummy.  Having been through this routine with Blue, I...
Why Does My Dog Have Such Bad Gas Lately?

Why Does My Dog Have Such Bad Gas Lately?

This summer I met a woman who had a dog who smelled awful.  He was such a gorgeous, sweet dog, but the smell was a shock.  Last month, a dog wandered onto our property after a thunderstorm.  He smelled awful.  I wanted to give him a bath, but like the woman’s...
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...