Fido’s Freebie Friday Stays Warm!

Brr…we have gone from sleeveless to sweaters literally overnight here in Texas! We’d planned to travel to Lost Maples State Park with Irie and Tiki this week and enjoy some fall…



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Jersey Boys Star Adopts Rescue Dog

He had movie audiences tapping their feet to the beat of pop classics thanks to his portrayal of The Four Seasons’ member Nick Massi in the cinematic adaptation of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys,…



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Flea4X Kills & Controls Fleas on Dogs | Exclusively at 1-800-PetMeds

Flea4X for dogs has 4-way action to kill fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and chewing lice. Flea4X contains the same active ingredient as Frontline TopSpot. Made in…
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Scenes from the roadside 3 or 4?

Monterey Cypress grove. Westport CA. 

The 3rd and last time we cross the coastal mountain range

Pitching a tent on a promontory.  Westport CA

One of the great mysteries of this walk. Why poop on the white stripe?  Kid you not – all of the scat on hwy 1 is on or near it

Chipalope… Unsurprisingly Found only in the pot country of Humbolt

On the road there is no clean. Only degrees of dirty. Washing my shirt in a hotel sink

Meet Dave. He lost his Indy to cancer & every year takes Indy’s favorite toy – a gorilla – on hikes in the redwood forest. Meeting ppl like him makes it all worthwhile

Josie’s a beautie. She has cushings from a tumor on her pituitary gland

Autumn in August?  Never seen the leaves change so early in all our travels. Ferndale CA

Indy getting a little ass in Fortuna CA

Now that’s irony

Etched in the sands of time
That’s right Ella – you tell em

The glorious Trinidad beach… Breathtaking

Miss my Hudson but we must walk on!

Scenic route. Trinidad CA
Hey it gets lonely on the road… Indy’s all about the girls from Cali 
An elk bull.  I was just 20 feet away when I took this pic. Powerful 

The south slope of the 101 mountain from crescent city was so dangerous that we walked on this narrow retaining wall. Frikkin crazy

Curious sea creatures that wash ashore on the west coast.  Like a mini Portuguese man o war found on the Gulf of Mexico 
Hudson’s last days with us on the west coast

Chef big dog, tho otherwise occupied, is still in the house! Tex mex cuban sammich w chorizo spicy pickle roasted peppers bacon marinated pork chops and a chipotle mustard sauce

We enjoys having our friend and nutmegger Valerie join us on the road for a few days.  

The drive… Err… walk thru tree

Klamath river

Jimmy at the log house.  He walked from garberville to fort Bragg with me

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Great article! It's somewhat funny to me becau…

Great article! It's somewhat funny to me because our pit got sprayed by a skunk, tore a nail, and broke out in hives all within a two-week span. I will be trying the benadryl for the hives. Have you ever run into severe dry skin issues with your pits? Ours scratches her face until she bleeds. She also gets something similar to diaper rash between her legs and belly during the winter/spring. And she just started licking her paws CONSTANTLY over the past year. I found an aloe spray for dogs that seems to keep the dry skin under control, but I have to apply multiple times a day, every day. It starts all over again if I miss a day.
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Ticks & Leeches – Tool [Live 2012/01/31 (HD-DVD) @ Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT]

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Our most beautiful Tick in The Gambia: Amblyomma variegatum. These ticks were sitting a little bit too long on the face of that dog from my point of view. Bu…

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Low Stress Week: Dog Approaches

I have an idea. Let’s make this a week where we all walk away with at least one new idea, one way to make things better for the animals we work with and/or love.

ETA: I’m actually going to pause and take a little more time with this idea, and hopefully get more ideas and more people involved! Stay tuned!!

Today, I want to remind everyone of the best way to approach a nervous dog, featuring a short clip from Dr. Yin:

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I chose this for a few reasons:

1. I don’t know any people who teach their kids to do this;

2. I don’t know any vet offices who teach their staff to do this;

3. I don’t do this (that will change)

It’s no wonder that pets who routinely come to the clinic to get stared at head-on, tackled and/or pinned for a nail trim and then get their temperature taken have no interest in coming back. I am so glad my OB/GYN doesn’t take that approach; there’s really no reason we can’t make some changes for our pets too.

A simple change in body positioning can make all the difference to a nervous dog, which is better for the dog and better for you. If you work with animals, make a promise to try it this week and report back. And if you don’t, make a promise to try it with a pet you meet out and about, or teach your kids to try it out. Please, please teach your kids to try it out, if they are of the “I love and want to meet all dogs” variety.

For all you Instagrammers, I propose a #lowstress tag this week where you post a picture of a good low stress handling technique. There may be prizes. Let’s make this a good week, what do you say?

Who’s in?

 

Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

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Perrigo Animal Health Receives SQF Certification

Perrigo Animal Health Receives SQF Certification
Comprised of Sergeant's, SENTRY® and PetArmor® brands, Perrigo Animal Health brings quality, affordable flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug, club and pet specialty …
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Haston and Larry

Meet Haston and Larry, two English bulldogs who live in Menton. Bulldogs are such fun and have the most beautiful temperaments and of course are such clowns. Look at the expression on the faces of these two! 

Thanks so much to my friend Sylvie who arranged for me to meet these two and their lovely owner Celine in the Parc de Pian in Menton. 
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Saturday Survey: Those Thieving Cats and Dogs

We posted a video earlier in the week that showed cats stealing food from the dogs’ dishes. Which begs the question: does this kind of stuff happen in your house? At my house, we keep the cat food behind a baby gate to keep the dogs out, and my dogs don’t eat slowly enough to […]


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