Did you know that by age 3 most dogs show signs of dental disease? Small dogs having a high incidence of dental disease, I am always aware of taking care of the Poms teeth! We use a multi-modal approach with the Poms: different types of at-home care along with professional veterinary dental cleanings. At-home care … More Dental Health 101!
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The day has come and gone. The day that Parker had his left eye removed. It’s a day I had been anticipating, dreading for nearly a month. The Poms have gone through a lot of surgeries and treatments over the years- patella surgeries, Bebe’s pacemaker, Jack’s radiation- but I have never had to take a … More Welcome Ye Olde Pirate Pom!
“Oh my gawd, he is so cute!” says the sweet elderly lady as she tries approaches Oliver. I look down at my side, where Oliver was and feel the familiar tug on the leash as he backs away, eyes straight on the approaching human. “Sorry,” I apologize as I try to step in front of … More Look at that!
The date has been set- October 2nd. That’s the date where Parker will undergo enucleation (removal) of his left eye. While I know it’s the right decision, I can’t help but be sad. Anticipatory grief is the grief reaction that happens prior to an impeding loss. It’s not that I am grieving losing Parker all … More Anticipatory Grief
It sounds idyllic- take your pup to daycare, they’ll play all day with friends and come home happily exhausted. Unfortunately that isn’t what always happens. The most important thing to remember is that daycare is not right for every dog, nor is every daycare right for every dog. Making sure your pup will be comfortable … More Doggy Daycare- is it right for your pup?
It’s been a rough fight with Parker’s left eye the past few months. Since the morning of our wedding reception in May when he had his first eye infection, to the constant battles against corneal ulcers and discovering that he cannot see out of his left eye, the past few months have been difficult for … More Hard Decisions
Today on Parker’s 12th Gotcha Day I can’t help but reflect (tearfully!) on our twelve years together so far. Growing up I never had my own dog. I had horses, and was always around dogs and had cats at home, but my Dad made us choose- horses or dogs. Don’t get me wrong- my Dad … More The Story of Parker
Sweet Oliver. He definitely did not have the best beginning. From what we can cobble together he went from a puppy mill to a pet store, ended up at a shelter where he was adopted at 5 months old, then we got him as an owner relinquishment at 11 months. That’s a LOT for any … More Oliver the Afraid
One of my favorite things to do is craft. I’m not the most skilled crafter, it’s something I’m still working on, but that doesn’t keep me from trying tons of Pinterest projects! My favorite so far is making beds for the Poms! What you need: -Fleece! Watch out for sales at big box craft stores. … More DIY Dog Beds!
Today we celebrate two years of Oliver being part of our family. It seems like yesterday I got a call from Kim, head of Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue ,about an owner surrender in the south suburbs of Chicago. I was told he was almost a year old, had basic obedience training and was overweight. From … More The Story of Oliver