Let’s Talk Food

Let’s Talk Food

Gunny here. Many of you are aware I am an older guy. In fact, I came to my forever home after several years and several temporary stops. These temporary stops were ok but now I hit the jackpot. What do I mean? The people weren’t bad. But they didn’t understand how to...

Walking – Some Clues for Two-Leggeds

Walking – Some Clues for Two-Leggeds

Gunny here. It was a beautiful weekend. I live a great house where I can look out the window and watch the traffic go by: foot traffic, car traffic - it’s all interesting and keeps my older mind occupied. I noticed something new this weekend that had me a bit sad....

Stereotypes

Stereotypes

Gunny here. I’ve been watching people as I am wont to do these days. There’s not much else to do. Although sometimes I do get to go to the dog park. I’ve noticed some stereotypes. Of course, I’ve been watching dogs too as they are my “people.” And there are certain...

A Leash is All We Need

A Leash is All We Need

Gunny here. Maybe you are wondering why all of a sudden I’m speaking up. After all, I’m an older dog and I haven’t really had much to say all of my life. I’ve been pretty happy with things on this planet. But lately, human behavior has really started to concern me....

“Enough,” Said the Dog

“Enough,” Said the Dog

This stay at home quarantine thing gives an interesting perspective. Everyone's seen the cute YouTube of the little schnauzer talking about toilet paper… and the cat who swears she doesn’t play with it. But how about a little reality check from an older dog?  Meet...

What About Our Pets??

What About Our Pets??

Today, the FDA announced immediate withdrawal of ranitidine, an antacid, from the market. The press release discusses buildup over time of a known cancer causing impurity, NDMA(N-nitrosodimethylamine), in the antacid. But what about our pets? For decades,...

Is It Just an Excuse?

Is It Just an Excuse?

Corona virus is on the tip of everyone's tongue right now and has created some crazy new behaviors - some that make sense and some that are just a rip off. Let's talk about pet care here. Veterinarians have extensive experience dealing with infectious disease. It's...

Allergies, Detox, and Your Pet

Allergies, Detox, and Your Pet

Itchy skin, greasy hair coat, ear infections, red skin, hot spots, shedding - these are all signs of allergies in dogs and cats. Sadly, allergies are a very common condition. And if we think about what our pets are experiencing while they are digging and scratching...

Is It Really Vomit?

Is It Really Vomit?

I mean, what kind of a question is that? If it comes up out of the mouth and should’ve stayed down, then it must be vomit, right? But wait! There are a couple of different mechanisms that bring food or liquid back up out of the mouth and we have to distinguish between...

Hormones and Pets

Hormones and Pets

We talk about hormone imbalances in people all the time – yet the language seems to be different when it comes to pets. Should we talk about hormones problems in pets and are the health connections the same? We actually do have quite a bit of similarity between...

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