Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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Santa Paws

Its that time of year again. Time to get ready for Santa and cold weather. My favortie thing in the world when it gets cold is a cozy pair of jammies! I like to cuddle up in them and just lay in my bed by the Christmas tree and look at all the pretty lights. I try to be good and not sniff all the packages arooooo! Santa always brings me a pair of jammies early so I can be warm and festive while I wait for him on Christmas Eve. I hope all the furkids get warm fuzzy pajamas from Santa Paws this year. You can always find my favorite Jammies on www.bowwowpet.etsy.com And a Merry Christmas to All!

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Ouch a Bee

With Summer comes bees and with bees the furkids may get stung. We have already had this happen this year, while taking a walk Wickkett stepped on a honeybee in the clover and it stung him. Poor guy did not know what happened but he knew it hurt he stuck his foot straight up in the air. So its a good time to share some valuable information about stings in dogs. As with humans dogs can be allergic to them and need immediate vet care a few things to watch for
  • 1. Difficulty breathing
  • 2. Difficulty swallowing
  • 3. Swelling spreads beyond sting area
  • 4. Other signs of an allergic reaction (or the more severe condition, anaphylactic shock) are collapsing, vomiting, diarrhea, pale gums, trembling or weakness, pale gums, excessive drooling, a fever or agitation. If you notice any of these call your vet!
A few things you can do at home to treat the sting
  • 1. Remove the stinger, the best way is using a credit card to scrape out the stinger tweezers can squeeze more venom into your dog when you take it out.
  • 2. Make a paste of baking soda and water diluted enough to stick to skin. This mixture not only helps with pain relief but helps to dilute any toxins.
  • 3. Relieving swelling can be done with an ice pack, ice in a plastic zip bag wrapped in a dish towel and alternate 5 minutes on 5 minutes off.
  • 4. Many vets use this human allergy med at a dosage of 1 mg per 1 lb. of dog body weight. Tablets are 25 mg each, which would be the dosage for a 25 lb. dog. A 50 lb. dog would need two tablets, a 12 lb. dog would need half a tablet, etc. But call a veterinarian FIRST; you need professional advice.
As with any injury please consult a veterinarian first. From our latest incident the baking soda paste worked wonders, after it staying on the sting for just a bit Wick stopped wanting to lick it I also gave him benedryl which really helped as it never really did any swelling.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Could use some votes

Wickkett is in a photo contest for local radio station. Just follow the link and click like on facebook under the photo to vote THANKS

Monday, March 14, 2011

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Give and Get is Here!

Give and Get is Here!: "Enjoy 30% off from March 17-20 at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy plus we'll make a 5% donation to a non-profit."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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Happy To see Rain

Its been a while since I've blogged its been a cold long winter and I've been hibernating like a little bear cub. The past couple of week have been so warm and sunny I love to lay in front of the glass door and let the sun hit warm my back as a take a nap. With this Spring like weather my mom has been taking me out for walks with her on our road. We have gone out every evening this week and we walk til my little legs are sooooo tired i just come in and crash and sleep the rest of the day. So this is why I'm thankful to see the rain today we will not be walking and I can sleep and lay around all day cozy in my jammies. Although I hate to go potty when its raining, my says lets go potty and I look at her like shes lost her mind! No thanks mom I'll wait til next week, I don't want to get my hair wet. HEHE....

Monday, December 20, 2010

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Christmas Cookies

Its that time of year again for yummy Christmas cookies. Mom never leaves me out she makes the normal people treats fudge,chex mix, and more. I always get some special Christmas cookies too. Well today was the day she did some baking. I'm always the taste tester I really hate the waiting while they cool though.

The waiting is soooo hard all the good smells and I can see so many different shapes and colors I can't contain myself

FINALLY its time to taste. I have to tell all my doggie readers out there these were by far moms best cookies I gobbled them right up and begged for more. They were peanut butter with yogurt icing on them. Still healthy to manage my figure no sugar or salt added to them.

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year Woof!