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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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We survived the 4th!

We survived the 4th!

Hello hello. Happy belated independence day to my fellow Americans out there…. I meant to write a post about fireworks and such, but I learned why there are “NO RUNNING” signs near pools the weekend before the 4th of July.  Its not so much for children… its for stupid adults like me, trying to show off for children, and slip and throw their back out.  (go me.) I was in bed for few days, and then the fourth was here…

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Beware of certain Flea and Tick treatments!

Beware of certain Flea and Tick treatments!

Spring is upon us… I think… Summer seemed to be here for a few days and then we were back to fall in an instant… Someone needs to write the weather a prescription for it’s bipolar mood swings lately… or maybe its “that time of the month” and it needs some midol… Annnnnyyywwwwayyyyyssss…….. Now that the weather is warming up, the ticks and bugs will be out in full force.  Both my pups got their heartworm tests done and started…

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Socks

Socks

Oi.  It’s 11:30 on a Saturday night and here I am having the time of my life… writing on my dog blog…  I got home earlier tonight from a birthday party and little miss Yuki managed to find a can of Pam olive oil spray.  She didn’t eat the can, she just likes to take it to prove she was upset I left her.  However, I suspect Bacio somehow got sprayed, because he wouldn’t stop licking his legs and paws….

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Pet Shops

Pet Shops

I was just checking our my various social media websites (you can now find links to the twitter and facebook accounts in the page header to the right) to see if there was anything fun worth sharing.  ASPCA created a video, that I think really needs to be shared.  It is about puppy mill puppies.  It isn’t one of those Sarah McGlachlan sad videos of shelter dogs.  And it is only a minute long, so I encourage you to give…

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Yuki won’t be getting Turkey, will your pooch?

Yuki won’t be getting Turkey, will your pooch?

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, I feel the need to remind all my friends and family that may see Yuki on Thanksgiving to refrain from giving her turkey.  For most dogs scraps of turkey are perfectly fine, especially white meat, without fat or skin (its bad for the dogs and can lead to pancreatitis).  Yuki, however, is allergic to fowl, that’s chicken, duck, and turkey among other bird meat. Since dogs can’t talk, dog owners need to be…

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