Tag Archives: dogs

Ten Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween can be a stressful time for pets.  Most veterinary practices see an increase in visits at this time of year.  Here are some handy tips to keep in mind to keep your pet safe this Halloween. Let’s face it: … Continue reading

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Monday’s Question

Question:  Are you a dog person or a cat person?   My answer:  I got asked this A LOT as a practicing veterinarian and being completely honest, I always strongly disliked this question.  It’s a no-win question to be asked … Continue reading

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Anal Sac Disease in Dogs

Dogs have two anal sacs on each side of the anus, at about the five and seven o’clock positions (in reference to the circumference of the anus).  Problems with the anal sacs are extremely common in small animals, especially dogs. … Continue reading

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Two Funerals in a Day

Yesterday I went to two funerals.  Two very different funerals.  It was a somber day and the type of day that makes you pause and do some deep reflecting on life, death, family, spirituality, etc. The first funeral was for … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: The Clock

Today’s daily prompt:  Write about anything you’d like. Somewhere in your post, include the sentence, “I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked at the clock.” Last fall we had our bedroom painted and a friend had come over and … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Breaking the Law

Today’s daily prompt Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best? I’ve never been one to break … Continue reading

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Fly Strike Dermatitis in Dogs

Fly Strike is a fairly common summertime problem in canines where biting flies attack either the face or ear tips.  They suck blood and inflict painful bites, which get crusty from oozing blood and can often get infected.  German Shepherd dogs, … Continue reading

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Monday’s Question

Question:  What’s something simple that makes you smile?  My Answer:  being around a good dog…  a happy dog. Gail ♥

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Things That Make Me Scratch My Head

Are there certain things in life that you just don’t think you will ever understand? Here are just a few things that leave me scratching my head sometimes.   How do my necklaces get tangled in my jewelry box?  I know … Continue reading

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Canine parvovirus

One of the things I dreaded seeing most while practicing veterinary medicine was canine parvovirus.  I used to always say, if every single person could visit a clinic and see an outbreak of parvo and how it affects puppies, they wouldn’t … Continue reading

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