Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Voluntary recall for Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats

May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, California has issued a voluntary recall for its Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Trooper RIP April 30th 2014

He wasn't a Dane but he was the Alpha  & older brother to our Danes. He was 16 years old when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was 8 weeks old when we rescued him. He was loving to us but was a great guard dog. He helped house train the Danes. He also trained them to bark. UGH!  We miss him everyday. There is so much I could say about him. He loved and was loved. He was a faithful, trusted, loyal friend.  We buried him under a Redbud tree. Next to Bianca & Willow. RIP old boy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I must have been really depressed since I have two

Take two and call me in the morning!

I love this!

Wobbler Syndrome

Wobbler Syndrome

Excerpt from the link above. Please click the link to read more

What is wobbler syndrome?

Wobbler syndrome is a neurologic disease of dogs that affects their spine in the neck region. It is a very important and common cause of neurologic disability in large breed dogs.

Are there other names for Wobbler syndrome?

Wobbler syndrome or wobblers is the most common name used but the Veterinary literature has used 14 names to describe this condition. This is in part due to the confusion regarding the mechanisms causing it. The name most commonly used in veterinary articles is cervical spondylomyelopathy (which means a disease of the neck vertebrae affecting the spinal cord). Other common names are CVI – cervical vertebral instability, CVM – cervical vertebral malformation, CVMM – cervical vertebral malformation-malarticulation, and cervical spondylopathy.

What are the signs of Wobbler syndrome?

Dogs with wobbler syndrome typically have a “wobbly” gait mostly in the back end (thus the name “wobblers”). This wobbly gait may only be visible in slippery floors and when the dog walks slowly. They may walk with their head down, which is usually a sign of pain. In the more advanced stages of the disease the problems become obvious in all four legs, and they may have trouble getting up, appear very weak, and even “buckle over” with the front legs. Approximately 5% of dogs with wobblers may become acutely paralyzed in all four legs.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

New Beginnings

I'm back from #BlogPaws conference!  I haven't even opened and unpacked my suitcases. But I've started the new blog! If you have any suggestions for setting up the blog I would love to hear them.

 Kim & I made a quick stop at El Pollo Loco on the way to the airport in Vegas. I bought 2 burritos, one for lunch (we ate in the car since we had Poppy the Cocker with us). The other I managed to get it through airport security. One of the guards was hungry but since it was not a meat burrito he let me keep it.  I finally ate it around 10:30PM.

It's almost midnight and here is the first post. I wanted to strike while the fire and inspiration was still hot. So here's to new beginnings. Loco ! Yup that's me!