Nutrition & Health

Beware of Weight Control Dogfood

August 13, 2013 by · 5 Comments 

I have many blessings when it comes to my dogs including the desire to scarf down their dogfood but a primary one is working with a good breeder. They must be sick to death of my phone calls and questions but there are always supportive and answer or return my calls immediately. Preventing Bloat Due to Dogfood […]

Decontaminate Your Dog

August 5, 2013 by · 4 Comments 

    Orex in his baby blue doggles for dusty and brush situations Why decontaminate? Most people will look at this article and the first thought is, “I won’t need to do that.” Sorry, you couldn’t be more wrong. Have you ever thought about what is on the sidewalk or driveway or grass your dog […]

Buddy Biscuits

May 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a simple recipe for dog treats that our dogs enjoy.  They make a large batch, and if you make them crunchy, they will store for quite a while.  If your dog has allergies to corn, or you would like to omit the cornmeal, I have substituted it for wheat germ in the past.  […]

House Breaking a Puppy Before It Breaks Your House

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This post is about how to house break a puppy and goes into prevention of accidents, the use of a dog crate in training how to house break a puppy, how to encourage a puppy to go outside, the timing necessary on the part of the handler to help the puppy with house breaking, how watering and feeding the puppy impacts house breaking, use of a schedule to help in house breaking your puppy, and looking for subtle signs and clues as to when your puppy needs to go outside to encourage the house breaking process.

Satin Balls – For Ill or Underweight Dogs

March 17, 2011 by · 28 Comments 

If you have a dog that just doesn’t seem to hold its weight, is a picky eater, or has just experienced an illness that left it weakened, making satin balls for your dog can help bring him back to optimal condition.  I have a great dane that frequently fell to illness in her first year, […]

Running With Your Canine

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Where we have common ground is we both run with our dogs. It started out as a safety issue. We ran before work on lonely trails that made us potential victims. Someone bent on violence is less likely to select a runner with a German Shepherd as a target than a woman alone.

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

                Sometimes I’m not politically correct. When I look for a dog I go to a reputable breeder. I research the lines and the breeder’s record. I get references. I test the puppies and then I select the new family member. Make no mistake, a dog entering my home is a family member with an […]

Hip Dysplasia Statistics

May 7, 2010 by · 24 Comments 

I’ve talked to a few people over time and on more than one occasion a person has told me they decided against getting a German Shepherd because of the potential for hip dysplasia. I’ve had other people tell me they will only own a mixed bred dog so they can avoid this genetic disease. There […]

Pancreatic Insufficency Syndrome or Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficency

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a difficult disease for an owner to spot until it has hit the later stages. It can be genetic or it can be a secondary result of a disease such as chronic pancreatitis. There is a lot of speculation and research going on about the subject. It is not the death sentence. Your […]