Hopefully, this article assists you in deciding if your dog’s injury needs medical attention or just a little tender, love and care. Tail injuries can be severe and serious but most of the time, if you just step on your dog’s tail, your pup will be fine. You may just need to give him a little more loving.
Pet owners tend to treat their animals as a member of the family – another child. The Internal Revenue Service, on the other hand, doesn’t see them as such. Instead, the agency considers that what you typically spend on your pet is a personal expense. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t claim a tax deduction on your pet, but you better be able to back up the deduction if asked to. So, what are some possible tax breaks you can get from your animal?
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 ...read the full article.
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Bad Habits Can Be Broken Bad behaviors in dogs are common, from something as small as chewing to more serious problems, such as excessive licking. In most cases, bad behaviors are simply bad habits and bad habits can be broken. Many pet parents see these behaviors but aren’t sure how or if they need to correct them. Although dogs must be dogs, there are some behaviors which need to curbed. ...read the full article.
WIGGLELESS DOG BACK BRACE AND IVDD 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 ...read the full article.
Special Needs Dogs Different is Beautiful! Guest blogger: Lauren Kramer-Theuerkauf My husband, Matt, knows that I have a huge heart when it comes to animals. What he did not know was that we were both about to fall in love with adopting special needs dogs. I discovered Penny on petfinder.com. She is a gorgeous Chiweenie that was born with a severe overbite and a deformed front paw causing her to ...read the full article.
Your Pet’s Immune System This time of year, we have to be extra mindful of your pet’s immune system. Those extra holiday treats have possibly added a few inches to Fido’s waistline, as well as ours, and we aren’t the only ones who can catch a sneeze or cough when the winter winds blow. To keep your pet’s immune system in flu-fighting condition, you need to pay attention to your ...read the full article.
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 ...read the full article.
What Is A First Aid Kit For Dogs? Good pet parents are in tune with their pet’s health and wellbeing but even if you provide your pup with the appropriate diet, checks ups, grooming and lots of TLC—accidents and emergencies can still happen! Be Prepared! Just as you would create a go-to emergency kit for your family, it is a good idea to have one on hand for your pets ...read the full article.
IVDD In Dogs Treatment The Loop Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is a challenging and heartbreaking issue to deal with in your dog. Long and short dogs (like dachshunds, basset hounds, corgis, and other dwarfed breeds) are most susceptible to IVDD due to inordinate stress on their spine, but any breed of dog can develop disc disease due to poor genetics, trauma, or just plain bad luck. IVDD occurs when spinal ...read the full article.
Paralyzed Dog Care — Lessons I’ve Learned —written by guest blogger Sharon Seltzer As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m taking time to remember the special gifts in my life. While that sounds like a cliché, the most cherished time in my life was pretty unique because it was the five precious years I spent taking care of Sophie, my paralyzed dog. Being the caretaker of a paraplegic dog was a demanding job ...read the full article.