I remember when I first got Thatcher, my first young puppy, and every single little issue I would take him to the vet. upset stomach (which was allll the time, before I figured out he was grain intolerant), scratch, puppy acne, so many different stool sample tests, sniffles, hurt paw— you name it.
It’s funny because it’s like being the mom of a new born baby— everything is a huge life threatening issue. Since having Ivy, the third puppy I’ve raised, I’m just like … eh. Walk it off, you’ll live :P 

lemalinois asked:

Hey! So I've been following you for a little while on my horse blog and have just gotten around to making a dog blog, do you have any recommendations for some of your favorite blogs that you follow??

Hey I’m going to post this on my dash so my dogblog followers can see and reblog to point you in the right direction. I have toooons of dog blogs I follow, I don’t want to miss any that I think would be what you’re looking for :P 

So blog away my peeps— enlighten this wonderful person to the world of blogging about our beloveds! 

perfectdogs
perfectdogs:

lokithegreyhound:

This is so true

I guess Aska is a greyhound now.

Living with 4 greyhounds for 5 weeks this is accurate. We had to put the cat food at the top of the tall kitchen table to keep Vera out of it. One night we had dinner on that table and had to move the cat food to a shorter table. Vera, knowing she wasn’t allowed to eat the food off of the shorter table, stuck her nose in the food until some fell on the ground and then ate it. She pranced around the kitchen like she was so proud of herself for being so clever.

perfectdogs:

lokithegreyhound:

This is so true

I guess Aska is a greyhound now.

Living with 4 greyhounds for 5 weeks this is accurate.
We had to put the cat food at the top of the tall kitchen table to keep Vera out of it. One night we had dinner on that table and had to move the cat food to a shorter table.
Vera, knowing she wasn’t allowed to eat the food off of the shorter table, stuck her nose in the food until some fell on the ground and then ate it. She pranced around the kitchen like she was so proud of herself for being so clever.

Juno love her knuckle bone so much that she was too nervous and excited to eat it so I had to put it away :(
If she doesn’t know where to start and becomes worried that some other dog will take it, then she simply won’t eat it. She will lay away from it and guard it. High reward treats will start a fight between the two so I’ll wait and give it to her tomorrow

Anonymous asked:

Any thoughts on how to help a dog's hip dysplasia when you can't afford surgery? He's only one and a half so i don't think it's that bad yet.

Actiflex 4000 horse supplement works great for dogs with joint pain! It’s a horse supplement but works better for dogs and is way cheaper than dog supplements. 
I’d also try to reduce grain in his diet, since grain and even potatoes increases inflammation in joints which leads to more pain. Oh also, make sure you keep his weight down— if anything keep him underweight. It’s better for his joints since he won’t have to carry around all of that excess weight.