Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pooches Practising Yoga - ABC News

Pooches Practising Yoga - ABC News

Friday, March 26, 2010


A picture of lucky .. beautiful fun dog miss her heaps . She had back injury and had to be put to sleep..June 2001 . Dozzie my cat died a few months before from old age .. Will I look for another dog ?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pet Arthritis

As we all know humans do eventually get sore joints aches and pains .We can tell our doctor but what if your cat or dog suddenly shows stiffness and immobility. The thing is to have it diagnosed by the vet. They will do a full examination to ensure it is not any other problem other than Arthritis. It does not mean no quality of life for your pet. The most common trouble spots for both cats and dogs are Knees Ankle and elbow joints. The vet will determine the kind of Arthritis and symptoms may be helped through diet and Exercise and medication.

Some tips I have read that may help our pets are ..

Keep pet warm . Bedding can be on a slightly raised surface away from draft ..Bean bags and old mattress work well.

Put a nice warm water bottle wrapped in a towel under the bedding.

Be aware or wet floors and stairs . These are problems were pets may fall ..

Make a doggie or cat ramp for them to use ie to get off sofa or ( Dogs) out of car .

Diet and weight management

Give cats a good groom as they cannot wash as they use to..

Some pet owners are resorting to Acupunture and massage but your vet is the most experienced person to help you . There are many helpful website too

I agree. Don’t rush an older pet they just need extra time to get around .

Happy older pets !!!

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Dogs Paws Health

After arranging my own foot spa treatment I thought about the sore paws my doggie friends must get with all the hard concrete, stone paths , etc .

Not only are there only hot condition where it is so nasty on dogs paws (the concrete and bitumen) but cold conditions as well .

Hot Conditions

When there are hot conditions check for signs of your dog refusing to walk limping or excess chewing of their paws. This is a sign of burnt paws. Walk your dog if possible on grass and or lift them to transport . Blistering may occur. Always consult your vet if concerned .Ointments are readily available to massage into your dogs feet. (Check labels for application instructions) .Along with Dog Shoes your summer dog walks should be a breeze.

Cold Conditions

I remembered as well that in countries where there is snow salt is used and would be quite painful on cracked paws .After reading : Alternative are to use ointment or petroleum jelly to stop re freezing of snow between the paws. (Check labels for application instructions )Dog shoes that can be purchased are of benefit to the healing process. I have also read that it is worth while washing your pets paws in warm water to clear any bacteria and or chemicals.

The main thing is to be vigilant in checking how your dog is walking etc.

If your dogs paws are inflamed don’t go walking, Rest up and or see your Vet . They can give expert care when needed.

Happy Walkies