Taxidermy Is Out: Freeze-Dry Fido Today

Taxidermy Is Out: Freeze-Dry Fido Today

For pet owners, a dog or cat becomes part of the family, and they’ve got shorter lives than us, so death is inevitable. Freeze-drying your lost pet may be a better alternative than taxidermy or burying them in the back yard. Owning a pet can be a real joy. There are smiles all around when there’s a new puppy or kitten in the home. It comes with lots of responsibility and I’m not going to...

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Dog Yeast Infections

Just like humans, dogs can get yeast infections. And just like in humans, a dog yeast infection is uncomfortable and yucky. The good news: a dog yeast infection treatment is easy and to some extent the ailment is easy to prevent…just like in humans. Most often, the yeast infection happens in the outer ear, which makes it both easy to spot and identify. If a dog rubs his year or tilts his head, this is...

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Dog Yellow Vomit

So, it’s Saturday morning, the day you get to sleep in every week, and all of the sudden you hear that horrible retching sound from your beloved canine. You rise up from bed to see your pup in the corner, hunched over and clearly heaving. Any second now you know that she’s going to puke. Now’s the decision point: do you rush to get a towel under her, let her be, or go over...

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Dog Years To Human Years

Dog lovers worldwide spend endless amounts of time and money to keep their dogs healthy. And why not? Dogs are parts of our families. They love and support us, thus we should love and support them. Dogs are not simply protectors (although many of our pups would die to save us); they are also partners. They love us like we love them, sometimes more. And that’s where the rub is because dogs do not...

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Dog Whisperer

I’m sure we have all seen the dog whisperer, Cesar Millan, on TV at one point or another. He is famous for his dog training and rehab regime that specializes in curing violence and aggression in large breed dogs. You may have seen him on his hit show on the National Geographic Channel, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, but he has a large presence elsewhere in other media as well. He has published several...

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Dog Pooping Blood

As a long time dog owner and breeder, I can tell you that nothing is quite as scary as finding your dog pooping blood. I have raised Labrador retrievers, coon hounds, and beagles for over twenty years and the sight still causes a twinge of panic every time I see it. Luckily, finding blood in the dog’s stool is a fairly rare occurrence. The technical term for a dog pooping blood is Hematochezia. It...

Bunnies Find Fast Food at the Denver International Airport

Bunnies Find Fast Food At The Denver International Airport

On February 17, 2013, I posted a blog about a cute baby pig and his new wheels. Well, I learned about another cute animal that is wreaking havoc on other people’s wheels. According to the Associated Press (AP), bunnies have been enjoying midnight snacks at that Denver International Airport. Apparently, these bunnies have been eating spark plug cables and wiring in cars parked at the airport. Several solutions are in action. The first is simple...

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Dog Joint Supplements

I have had a lot of dogs over the years. By far my favorite dog was a Jack Russell Terrier named Amos. When I was a child, growing up in rural Illinois, I had the best friend a boy could hope for. My dear old dog, Amos. Oh ho ho, the adventures we had. From the back hills of Equality to river bottoms of Shawneetown we roamed, carefree and courageous, irresponsible, and completely inseparable....

What is cuter than a baby piglet? A baby piglet with a K’nex wheelchair, that’s what. The Chicago Tribune reported on Chris P. Bacon, the piglet with wheels for hind legs.

If This Isn’t the Cutest Darn Piglet Ever

What is cuter than a baby piglet? A baby piglet with a K’nex wheelchair, that’s what. The Chicago Tribune reported on Chris P. Bacon, the piglet with wheels for hind legs. I have to say that the name leaves a little to be desired, but the story is cute enough to excuse naming a pig after the cut of meat that humans love to eat from it most. So, here is the story. In a...

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Dog Sprayed By Skunk (Part 2)

Ever seen a dog sprayed by a skunk? Not a pleasant thing to witness let me tell you. It is even less pleasant to smell of course. The odor from a skunks spray can last for weeks. The skunk produces its famous aroma from a pair of anal sent glands. When feeling threatened or frightened it ejects the foul odor in the direction of its aggressor. Contrary to popular belief, the skunk does not...