Doggone Times

October 20, 2016
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Taking Care of Your Dog’s Dental Health

I recently took a visit to the dentist due a cavity that was beginning to form on an upper molar. Fortunately, my dentist was able to take care of it, so I am confident I won’t lose that particular tooth. Dentists say teeth are meant to last a lifetime and this is only possible with proper care. Just like humans, dogs can keep their teeth for a lifetime if their […]
October 14, 2016
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Considerations When Choosing a Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

Let’s say you have a long trip coming up, maybe a business trip or a vacation, and for some reason you can’t take your dog with you. This situation leaves you with an option to either find a sitter for your dog, or find a reputable boarding kennel. The benefits of a boarding kennel are that the staff there is usually experienced in handling your dog, and your pet will […]
October 7, 2016
Fall fun with your canine friend

Fall Fun with Your Canine Friend

It’s that season when the temperatures are starting to fall, and walking outdoors for extended periods is not a problem. If you love sweaters, this is the time to show them off as well as those turtle and cowl necks you had to put away in summer. It’s also good news for your dog because now she won’t collapse from the excessive summer heat. Here are some fun things you […]
September 30, 2016
Taking care of older dogs

Taking Care of Older Dogs

I once owned a dog named Timmy. She was a mixed breed and I could never really tell her origins, but she was one of the most intelligent dogs I’ve ever owned. She was a small dog, and that amazed me with the kind of bark she owned and the amount of energy. But then I left for high school and we kind of lost touch, only seeing her when […]
September 22, 2016
Why puppies are born deaf and blind

Why Puppies are Born Deaf and Blind

When our female Rottweiler had a new litter, I invited my daughter to take a look. The puppies were around a week old, and still had their eyes shut. Joan started whistling and making cooing sounds to get their attention, but she got no response. She turned to me bewildered, asking why the puppies were not responding. Didn’t they like her? I explained that, in addition to having their eyes […]
September 16, 2016
Taking care of a new litter

Taking Care of a New Litter

I’ve taken care of several litters now and I can confidently say I have come a long way since my first rookie experience. I can also tell you no two litters are the same, and just because you have seen so many doesn’t mean you won’t be mesmerized at the sight of newborn puppies. The first time I handled a new litter, I would go in to check in on […]