carolann, vancity
working in a dog daycare and training them through force-free methods. dogs pretty much run my life.


Cancer Survivor

raw-fed-pets:

Common Myth: Dental Cookies and Kibble

Dr. Dobias talked about one myth out there regarding preventative dental solutions. “The most common myth in my practice is people believe that if they feed cookies that are crunchy or kibble that is crunchy, there is going to be no build-up. But we know that these crunchy cookies are no different than our crunchy cookies. And you can just run your tongue across your teeth after eating a cookie, and you know what is happening. It’s a feast for the bacteria in the mouth. And what the bacteria does is it creates this mineralized deposit on teeth.”

Consequently, one way to prevent this tartar build-up is to decrease the carbohydrate intake for your animal.

How Does Dental Disease Develop?

The tartar starts depositing at the gum line. Bacteria will create inflammation as the surrounding tissue begins to redden. The gums will then start to recede. The bacteria eats away at the bone and exposes the root. The ligaments holding the teeth in place will deteriorate, and you will begin to see the final stages of dental disease.

Dental disease in dogs

Bones…Nature’s Toothbrush

When it comes to tartar prevention, many people agree that brushing is great. However, how many people actually take the time to brush their dog’s teeth? But the types of bones are important. Different bones are appropriate for different dogs based on their chewing habits, their jaw strength, their size, and other factors. The optimal choices are unmedicated and hormone-free raw food and bones. Become informed and comfortable with your decisions.

Full Article Here. Has some useful tips for feeding bones, as well as info about gum disease in dogs.


Took Moro and Milly to our facilities not yet finished new building yesterday (15,000 square feet jesus) to work on some agility equipment. They looooved the new yard, and needless to say were totally bagged after some ball play and frolicking around. Although, I think Milly really just tired herself out by the number of zoomies she did, and constantly rubbing herself all over the new grass. :P

i-need-the-pie-bitch:

If you’re going to put your animal on a vegan diet

A) don’t

B)dont

Our newest member of our dog family! We are permanently fostering this sweet guy so that he can live out his golden years in a home. He is a 14 year old Beagle named Regal. :)

strawberryjizzbomb:

fake-suicide-of-genius:

theyearoftherequiem:

frenums: 

skeleton smartypants was defeated once and for all

THE REACTION FACES JUST MAKE THIS 84927 TIMES FUNNIER

This is my kind of humor

brown—hound:

pawsitivelypowerful:

21stcenturyjaws:

Milly’s hip X-ray. It’s pretty obvious that the femur head is damaged. Poor puppy. :(

Poor baby! Were you just having an x-ray done to look at her hips? I don’t know a ton on the subject, but the positioning looks very odd to me.Sometimes bad positioning can make things look worse. Link.

I’m sorry your baby has to go through this. A friend of mine gives her dog Adequan injections twice a year and swears by them. Her dog definitely gets around well, she gets them for about $120 an injection. (so not bad for twice a year!)

I concur, they should have done an extended VD instead of having her frog-legged. She’s also not straight which can make things look worse than they are.

brown—hound:

pawsitivelypowerful:

21stcenturyjaws:

Milly’s hip X-ray. It’s pretty obvious that the femur head is damaged. Poor puppy. :(

Poor baby! Were you just having an x-ray done to look at her hips? I don’t know a ton on the subject, but the positioning looks very odd to me.Sometimes bad positioning can make things look worse. Link.

I’m sorry your baby has to go through this. A friend of mine gives her dog Adequan injections twice a year and swears by them. Her dog definitely gets around well, she gets them for about $120 an injection. (so not bad for twice a year!)

I concur, they should have done an extended VD instead of having her frog-legged. She’s also not straight which can make things look worse than they are.

We had it done because she’s always limped on that leg after exercise, but never yelped or anything when we have moved it. Also, considering her breed and age (about 5, Heeler/Duck Toller mix), we thought it was weird how she is such a calm and chill dog, and were wondering if it is because she is in chronic pain.

The positioning is odd because the vet wanted to attempt an x-ray without sedation first, so she looks a little funny. But she has basically no range of motion in that leg either, so I’m not sure if sedating her would have helped? I don’t know much about that, so. The vet did say though that if we do surgery, they would do another x-ray first (under sedation) to confirm it is that bad and whatnot.

I’ve had to give my horse Adequan before, so I’ve definitely seen the benefits, but it sounds like with this surgery she wouldn’t be in pain anymore at all.

Thank you both very much for your input! Much appreciated!

Milly’s hip X-ray. It’s pretty obvious that the femur head is damaged. Poor puppy. :(

yoloswag3000:

Amen