Category Archives: Animal Husbandry

Dogs getting tongues stuck in toys

There was a recent article in the news about a Rottweiler getting his tongue stuck in a toy. The toy had a hole in one end and was otherwise solid. When his tongue got stuck, it created a suction that … Continue reading

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Gilbert

Pasco County Animal Services in Land O’ Lakes, FL, decided to fumigate Building C in the spring of 2015. All animals had to be removed for one week. Burt and I agreed to take one dog for that week. One … Continue reading

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Katy Being Normal

Katy and I did a 3-day Canine Emotional Detox with Diane Garrod. It was tough on her because even a short massage was invasive and she had a lot of trouble relaxing. We had very small break throughs over the … Continue reading

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Katy – Vet Visit

Last evening she was on the couch, got down, and started walking around the end of the couch. I put her in her room & she pooped & peed on the sod almost right away. Then I let her out … Continue reading

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Katy update 2_28

Yesterday (2/27), for the first time, I dropped Katy’s leash when she got to the screened patio. She initially ran away but then followed the other dogs inside. I’ve been waiting until she was in the kitchen. Last evening I … Continue reading

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Breaking up a Dog Fight

There is both good and bad information on the internet about breaking up a dog fight. These links provide what I think to be effective, reliable information about breaking up a fight without getting bitten. Any time your dog is … Continue reading

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Raising Littermates

There was a recent discussion on a bulletin board about raising puppies who are littermates. Since I found it interesting and there’s not much research on it, I’m posting the high points here for blog readers. Problems Associated With Adopting … Continue reading

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Backyard vs. Reputable Dog Breeder

    Backyard Breeder 1. Motive for breeding: “fun”, “good for kids”, “to make money”. Does not screen buyers and seldom refuses to sell, even if buyer is unsuitable. Reputable Breeder 1. Dedication to producing quality dogs is serious avocation. … Continue reading

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Excessive Licking in Dogs

Recent research has linked some behaviors in dogs to gastrointestinal issues. These might include licking objects or surfaces, flank sucking, licking feet, or more. If your dog is engaging in this kind of behavior, begin to keep a diary to … Continue reading

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TO BREED OR NOT TO BREED

“So you think you want to breed a litter of puppies.  There are some important questions to ask before you take that first big step.  The first, and perhaps most important, question is “Why?”.   The answers will be as varied … Continue reading

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