Peekineese dog at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic dog show

Duck herding … it’s a thing. That’s one of the surprises at The Michigan Winter Dog Classic 2020 in Novi, Michigan. This four-day annual dog show attracts 160 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, along with the local Oakland County Kennel Club and the Livonia Kennel Club, to the Suburban Collection Showplace. Spectators are […]

My dog is aging. If you’ve been following dogtrotting.net (thank you), you know he’s been diagnosed with dementia. Not great, and it requires daily supplements and medication. So, it’s pills twice a day from now on. Hopefully, if you are giving your dog pills it’s temporary and likely not easy. I’ve been wrapping pills in […]

According to research, about 60 percent of dogs over the age of 14 show signs of dementia, often not obvious until the dog is in an advanced stage.

What are the symptoms of CCD or dog dementia?

It’s hard to say. According to my dog’s neurology report, “clinical signs of CCD are numerous and often unspecific.”

black dog with leg brace from PawsAbility

Welcome to the Burlington, Ontario annual Festival of Lights Show in Spencer Smith Park along Burlington Bay. It’s been one year since my cocker-cross dog, Victor, was fitted for a back-leg brace. The first place we tested it was along the shores of cold reflective water illuminated by coloured bulbs assembled into various shapes: trains, […]

Happy Holidays! I’m so relieved my aging little mutt Victor is here celebrating with me this year (and hopefully next year too). I schlepped him out to five – yes, five – ‘Pet Photos with Santa (and others)’ days benefiting various animal rescues I support all year. Special thanks to earthbath for sending us eye, […]

I know not everyone takes their dog to a pot luck – trust me, I would if I could. But sometimes there’s a host dog (if you’re lucky). And sometimes participants have dogs at home (if not, why are you there?) So my favourite holiday thing to do is  bag up dog treats and show […]

border collie dog being wiped with Earthbound cleaning cloths

Holiday gifts for fur babies are always on the list – but now it’s time for fun. Forget essentials.

Here are six gift suggestions for dog-loving pet parents for times when want eclipses need: