One of the hardest parts of owning a hunting dog or a terrier with “ratter” lineage is seeing your dog kill a squirrel. I never dreamed I’d say “My dog killed a squirrel” – nor did I realize how guilty and sad I’d feel.
Adopting a dog? This guide will help you decide. Included are reasons for dog adoption, how to know if you should adopt a dog today, a list of the six most common dog diseases, and information on pet insurance. These tips for adopting a dog are inspired by a reader’s question about getting a new pet. It’s one of the […]
A reader is hesitant to adopt a dog because she’s over 60. Will her dog outlive her? These tips for women over 60 will help you decide if adopting a dog is right for you. You can never learn too much about dogs! In The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Patricia B. McConnell […]
Before you get the flea treatment Trifexis from your veterinarian, find out if it’s a safe flea treatment for dogs. Here are two stories of what happened when Trifexis was prescribed to dogs. I have given my dogs Bayer Topical Flea Treatment for Dogs with much better results, because of what happened when I gave my dog Georgie Trifexis flea treatment. When you’re […]
Here’s how my veterinarian treated my dog’s scratched eye, plus tips for dealing with eye scratches in dogs. Georgie has been to the vet twice for eye-related problems: once for a scratched eye, and once for an eye infection. I researched how to treat dog eye injuries and symptoms of cornea or retina problems in dogs – but there is […]
The grief and guilt of rehoming a dog or giving your dog away is intense and sad. I understand how you feel because I had to rehome my own dog. Here’s how I coped with the guilt and grief I felt and still feel. Below, I share a letter my newly-adopted dog Tiffy wrote to her previous owner (she dictated the letter; […]