Over the past decade I have traveled extensively with the Poms- we've taken planes, trains and done many road trips around the good ole USA. I've learned a lot through traveling with my dogs- what to do and what not to do. This week I'll cover flying with your dog! *Make a list of what… Continue reading How To Travel With Your Dog- Airplane Edition!
Earlier this month I told you about Parker's ranula, the blocked salivary duct in his mouth. We found it last May during a routine vet exam- it was small at the time and didn't seem to bother him much, so we decided on a wait-and-see approach. At one point last summer it burst, so we… Continue reading Troubled tongue no more! Parker, surgery & The Senior Dog
Spring can be a hard time of year on senior pups! The cold and damp weather, less chance for exercise, shorter days... There are many reasons winter ad spring can be rough for our older pups. There are some easy ways we can make the season easier on our older dogs! *Utilize more mental exercise… Continue reading Spring & The Senior Dog
Dental health is SO important for our dogs! According to the AVMA 95% of all dogs and cats will have periodontal disease by age 3. Bad breath isn't the only thing that can come of dental problems. Long-term effects of dental disease include kidney, liver and heart disease. As a pet owner I know anesthetic… Continue reading All About Dentals!
This post was sponsored by Bravo Pet Food. We did receive free food for helping share our thoughts about why we believe Bravo is a quality pet food, but the opinions are entirely our own. A girl and her Poms only shares information we think is relevant for our readers. Bravo Pet Food is not… Continue reading Bravo! To Bravo Homestyle Complete!
This will be a new weekly feature- the history of the Poms! To start, the Pom that started my social media journey, the late, great, never forgotten Blind Dog Jack, aka Jack (mostly known as Jack-Jack). My heart dog. His story will take a while to tell. He has influenced my life so much and… Continue reading Blind Dog Jack part 2- Suck it, Cancer!
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… Continue reading Dental Health 101!
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Being a veterinary nurse I am used to assisting in euthanasias. They're hard, all of them, but the last one I assisted with was one of the worst I have ever assisted with. Why? Because what happened was preventable. Amos (name changed) came to us as a drop off appointment for a regular, semi-annual check… Continue reading Diabetes- Fat Dogs are NOT cute!
Last May was a crazy time. Parker's eye started the downward spiral that lead to it being removed, and at one of Parker's routine vet visits we found a swelling in his mouth. I immediately had flashbacks to Jack and his oral cancer. His doctor had an idea of what it is, but we sent… Continue reading Tongue Troubles- Parker’s Ranula
When I think of him, I can't help but say "Oh, Oliver!" to myself. My Pup Pup (what he usually goes by), my fluffy puppers. My work in progress. Oliver takes a lot of management to get through the day. We adopted Oliver at 11 months old. He was a foster dog for a few… Continue reading The Oliver Diaries
It's not quite February, so I'm just under the wire for New Year's resolutions. Instead of making resolutions for myself, I'm making resolutions for this year with the Poms! These are things I promise them for 2018. Oliver- oh, Oliver. This year I resolve to double my efforts in working on socializing Oliver. He has… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions