When I was two years old I was diagnosed with IVDD. I didn’t even know what it was. Since then I have learned a lot and I want to share it with you all. IVDD is a debilitating and costly disease that affects dachshunds (and other breeds as well, such as (but not limited to) Corgis, Papillions, Basset Hounds and Miniature Pinschers.) IVDD is particularly prevalent in Dachshunds, an estimated ...read the full article.
Our dogs cannot tell us what they feel through words but a responsible and compassionate dog owner can understand what a dog feels through their body language. I know when my dogs are sad, happy, excited, bored. I know they get depressed when we pack our suitcases for a trip they cannot go on. Hopefully we can rely on our own common sense and intuition to understand when our dog ...read the full article.
When both my mini long haired dachshunds, Henry and June, were diagnosed with Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) my research began. I learned that IVDD is a debilitating and costly disease that affects dachshunds (and other breeds as well, such as (but not limited to ) the following: Corgi, Papillion, Basset Hound, Miniature Pinscher, Bassett Hound, Miniature Poodle, American Cocker Spaniel, Lhasa apso, Scottish Terrier. It is estimated that 1 in ...read the full article.
June, Henry and I slept out under the stars in our back yard last night to be closer to the earth and to watch a display of stars far more spectacular than any human made fireworks exploding in the sky on the Fourth of July. Animals have a hard time on this day. The deafening noise from fireworks sends them into a panic state and many animals “run for their lives” in ...read the full article.
It was both an honor and a privilege to meet Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of The Humane Society of the United States while visiting our community as part of his nationwide tour for his landmark book, The Bond. An insightful and comprehensive examination of our relationship and responsibility to all creatures, The Bond is a wake up call to humanity. Pacelle suggests that by synchronizing our values with our daily choices, “we ...read the full article.
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Is she the cutest? Yoda the chihuahau crowned World’s Ugliest Dog
For the past three years I have been working on WiggleLess® and the time has finally come to launch my website! I am both excited and nervous at the same time. It is my heartfelt hope that dogs will benefit from wearing a WiggleLess®. I look forward to sharing this incredible journey with you as well as my intense love and respect for all animals! Stayed tuned – this is ...read the full article.