Senior Dog Care Seasons of Change I love the changing of the seasons and even though we live in the very temperate state of CA, there is a certain smell and taste in the senses when fall arrives. Pumpkins pop out on porches and ghoulish delights hang from the oak trees. A full harvest array greets customers browsing shops from Santa Barbara to LA. It is a time of packing away


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Why Do Dogs Chew?

Why Do Dogs Chew? Canine’s are known to chewing, it’s part of their nature.  They have a mouthful of teeth and find pleasure in chewing, a fun pastime while exercising their mandibular muscles.  It’s not always about the taste of the item they are knowing on, it’s more about the movement of their jaw, the strengthening of their jaw muscles. In comparison it is the same as when we go


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How Much Sleep Should My Dog Have

How Much Sleep Should My Dog Have As humans, it is common knowledge that we need about 8 hours of sleep per night, give or take an hour or so, to remain healthy, wealthy and wise. And as humans who are also dog owners, we probably don’t give much notice to how long or how often our four-legged friend sleeps. After all, they pretty much sleep when they want to,


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Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) — Sadie’s Journey

INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE — IVDD I have enclosed two photos of Sadie.  Read below to see what she has been through and what she has accomplished. We tried many therapies. Sadie was completely paralyzed from the mid-spine back. No bladder control, no intestinal control, no tail wagging, and no walking. She was at the Animal Specialty Hospital in Naples for three weeks. No surgery recommended. She may or may not


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Terrier Dog wearing back brace


PLUS: 5 Tips For Newcomers to I.V.D.D. 

Rocket Hitchcock is a 7-year-old Schnauzer/Terrier mix. His hobbies include going for investigative strolls in the neighborhood, playing long games of low-intensity chase with members of his toy collection and convincing us (his two dads) that he has not had enough bacon treats and that we should really do something to remedy the situation.  During the first few years of his life, we noticed


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