German Shepherd Dog Blog

The Vet Said “Your Dog has Cancer”

photo of early stage cancer

Seems like just when I think I’m going to have time to catch up on answering blog posts here something happens to get in the way of that. This time we’re talkin’ some super serious stuff and it’s not Riley this time … Nissa was diagnosed with cancer this past Thursday. There have been numerous runs to the vet specialists (about 35mi one way) significant time on the phone, in the vet’s offices, and beginning my research.

I’d like to share one of the best resources I’ve found so far, The Dog Cancer Blog which • • •

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Saving My Dogs from the Vet

Rabies Vaccines - My Fight to Save My Dogs Health

It’s been a really long frustrating three weeks or so. We were at our vet for a routine appointment when we were informed that they were implementing a new business practice that just floored me. My jaw literally dropped when they told me they’d decided that they were no longer going to see dogs or cats that were not current on their rabies shots according to the recommended vaccination schedule. No option for a titer-test, just “If they’re not current we won’t see them.” We really loved going to this clinic, not only were they • • •

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DIY FREE or Almost Free Dog Toys

Free or almost free dog toys

It’s time for a fun post. I need a break from so much talk about dog illnesses, conditions and other health issues. Sometimes the sadness and pain just gets to be too much for me, it makes my heart and my brain hurt and I need to take a little detour. I also promised a special friend (Hi Kelley!) to send her my instructions for making some of our dog’s favorite toys. Then I thought “Why not share this with our readers, too?” So, let’s have some fun making some free or darn close to free toys • • •

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Vaccinating Your Dog? Learn Before You Poke!

German Shepherd being vaccinated - Think Before You Poke!

We are not alone … many dogs suffer from a variety of painful, debilitating illnesses from having been over-vaccinated. Too many vaccinations can cause a dog to suffer from auto-immune diseases like hypothyroidism, symmetrical lupoid onychodystraphy also called SLO and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) just to name a few. Just tonight I read an article in the Dogs Naturally Magazine about the rabies vaccine as a culprit for aggression. This is only a sampling of the things already known and being learned which can happen all due to vaccines. Of the conditions I mentioned, our boy Riley suffers from • • •

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