Ok, these are not exactly treats – they are chews that look and sometimes taste like dog treats. However, there are specific dosages to give. For example, ActivPetz advices only one treat a day for dogs my Victor’s size (6.8 to 13 kg). I also don’t give these along with Arthramine. (affiliate link). One or […]
Surprisingly, Victor my dog preferred running on a tread mill to jumping into the pool. He’d rather run than swim…. by a mile. I discovered this at a physiotherapy appointment – his not mine. Yes, there’s such thing as physiotherapy for pets and I discovered that participating in the Hamilton Burlington SPCA annual walk-a-thon. I wasn’t […]
What’s the first thing I tried after my dog Victor had cruciate ligament surgery? Toe grips. Little rubber pieces that slip over his toe nails (with a bit of effort and some baby oil). (Learn more about cruciate ligament injuries or ACL on Fidose of Reality here). Why? Because Dr. Julie Buzby told me to. […]
About an hour after Harry Shamoyan, VP of International Veterinary Sciences (IVS), spoke to a woman on the phone who extolled the benefits Arthramine Max, (Amazon affiliate link) a joint and bone supplement for dogs, he gets a call from her husband. “’Ok, what’s wrong?’ I think before taking the call,” Shamonyan tells me. “What […]
Jones Natural Chews are one of those product lines I have difficulty with – as a vegetarian, I cringe at knowing exactly what dead animal part I’m feeding my dog. However, as a pet parent concerned about what I’m feeding my carnivore pup, Jones Natural Chews is exactly what I prefer to give him. Jones […]
Ok, so the banana hasn’t gone bad exactly, but I’ve got one left that’s over ripe and I don’t feel like making banana muffins. Apparently, though, experimental dog treats aren’t out of the question. This recipe comes from my favourite inspiration: what’s about to go bad in the fridge? That’s usually how I determine dinner […]
Last year, Victor celebrated Halloween as Sushi. That’s right. A cute piece of sushi that served as both puffy jacket while he walked a strike picket line with me (yup) and weathered the rain at a Halloween Dog Walk fundraiser along Hamilton, Ontario’s Bay Front Park. This Halloween, we shake it up. He’s a unicorn. […]
Dog parks offer like-minded people the opportunity to connect with others, or just be there exchanging a few words. Dogs are conversation starters, particularly among fellow pup people. You’ll might even interact with others you’d otherwise never cross paths with.