Allergies begone! Hello Nutrazinc!

Allergies begone! Hello Nutrazinc!

My last post left off talking about Apoquel for Yuki’s allergies.  I’d never ordered pet medication by mail and I had no idea how long the process was going to take.  It took about 3 weeks by the time I received the medication.  Unfortunately for Yuki (fortunately for her mama) I had a long trip to Panama scheduled in January. I didn’t want to start her on new meds, and be out of the country if there was an adverse…

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Yuki’s ongoing allergy problems

Yuki’s ongoing allergy problems

As I mentioned in the last post, for the past couple years we’ve been dealing with ongoing skin and paw issues with Yuki, thought to be allergies.  It started with a little abscess on her paw, which grew until it was covering half her toe.  With antibiotics and diligent cleaning that finally went away after a few months.  But as that was healing, she started to develop a rash under her chin.  She was always trying to scratch it and…

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Dog Allergies, pinched nerve, and a worried me.

Dog Allergies, pinched nerve, and a worried me.

About a week after I revived the blog, I was going to post about all the ongoing health issues we’ve been dealing with here with Yuki.  We’ve been battling toe cysts/abscesses for about 2 years now, a recurring rash under her chin, and sometimes her eyes get all crusty and itchy. The week I was going to post about it, she was having incontinence issues and I suspected it was from the Zyrtec we were trying.  Around that time the Chicago…

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It’s been a long time, I shouldn’ta left ya.

It’s been a long time, I shouldn’ta left ya.

I know my most recent posts have been severely lacking with crazy amounts of time in between them.  I could apologize again and say I’m trying to work on it, but I’m sure any readers out there have heard it enough.  The truth of the matter is after Bacio’s surgery and recovery I was able to refocus my life on me a little bit and got caught up in my own life for a while.  The dogs have been fairly…

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Puppies

Puppies

Back in October we lost Seek, my dad’s black and white husky.  Seek was with us for over half my life.  It was hard, but she went quickly and gave my dad kisses goodbye.  Seek was a talker, a lover, and the queen of my dad’s house.  As a dog owner you always know that someday the inevitable will happen, and you just take it when it comes.  It took some time, but a house without a dog doesn’t seem…

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Preservatives and Ingredients in Pet Products

Preservatives and Ingredients in Pet Products

Last week a reader thanked me for the info on flea and tick medications, and let me know that many big name pet stores still sell treats made in China that can be hazardous to a dog’s health.  I don’t feed my dogs too many bones or cookies, but I decided to do a little research anyway. “Made In China” on pet related items has been a red flag since they had a pet food recall around 2007.  In this…

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Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

The past month has been rough for my dogs and I.  2014 ended with Yuki escaping from my grandmother’s house.  While we were on the beach waiting for the New Year’s Eve fireworks, a neighbor called to let us know that the front door was wide open and a white dog was outside.  I panicked. I ran back to the car and headed back to Yuki as fast as I could. My grandmother’s place is a cul-de-sac off a 6…

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Nintendo, SNES, Sega and Dogs

Nintendo, SNES, Sega and Dogs

When I got all A’s on my report card for a whole year, my parents got me a Sega Genesis.  I think I was in 2nd grade.  I still own that Sega Genesis today.  I’ve since owned a Dreamcast, Playstation 2, and an Xbox 360.  They were all played enough, but I always played the Genesis too through out the years.  In fact, I used to play the Genesis more than the 360 for the most part.  I recently added…

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Homemade Dog Food, Recipes, Supplements, Suggestions

Homemade Dog Food, Recipes, Supplements, Suggestions

It has been about 3-4 weeks now since I have started making the dogs their own dog food.   I had always kept them on high quality food.  I used Blue Buffalo’s fish and oatmeal food for the longest time.  Yuki has always been allergic to chicken and Bacio doesn’t do very well on lamb. The past year has been tough trying to find a kibble that suits both the dogs.  Bacio started having head tremors last November.  Initially I…

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Crawling out of the Cave

Crawling out of the Cave

It has been way too long since the last update, post, etc.  A lot of things have been going on recently that have draw my attentions elsewhere.  I apologize for that.  I know a number of people have found their way to this blog because of all the FHO posts and you are probably all wondering how the little labrynees is doing.  It has been almost a year since his second FHO and his hips are holding up great!  He…

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