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I am heading to Palm Beach next weekend to the shows if anyone needs to see me. Just give me a call. Would love to see you all.

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Very Proud of his Shredding Skills
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Packing for Air Travel

After 300K miles in the air with puppies, this I have down to a science. TSA being TSA can be a pain, however these are the things I would carry that would cover me for delays and cancellations..
1. Leash/Harness
2. A meal or 2 worth of Food (you can always get chicken)
3. Petco carries a 3.5oz size of Nutri-cal - this is a must have.
4. Wee Pads (stash them underneath the liner of your sherpa bag
5. A couple favorite bones and toys
6. Benedryl (a caplet will do just precut if a puppy) this can be given if you puppy reacts to anything or just wont settle down or gets a little airsick.

Believe it or not this is ALL you need to carry in cabin...

Happy Traveling!!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Traveling with your Havanese - Part 1 - Loss Prevention Kit

Every pet should have a basic care and ID Kit in case of loss or the necessity of others caring for her. Make copies of important papers and care instructions, enclose them in a clear plastic bag, and tuck them into the zipper pocket of your travel bag or attach to the top of the crate if traveling by car.
Inside the bag include:
1. Copies of Pedigree, license, health certificate, medical and vaccination records, including most recent rabies.
2. Contact info for your pet's vet, and breeder
3. Your cell phone number and another emergency contact phone number
4. Photos of your pet labeled with his name
5. Care and Feeding instructions
6. Special instructions including medical issues, presciptions and allergies.

Many Apologies

Ok, so it has been a couple of years since I tried this blogging thing.... Many apologies.. I will try to do better... (I hope).

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Puppy Safety Checklist

The following things, many of which seem innocuous, can be deadly to puppies if chewed or ingested, and it is simply astounding what is attractive to them.

1. Houseplants - many are toxic
2. Electrical Cords
3. Electrical Outlets
4. Household Cleaners
5. Sponges
6. Non prescription painkillers (IE Tylenol)
7. Antifreeze - keep puppies out of garage
8. Cellophane
9. Potpurri
10 Sewing Thread
11. Grapes & Raisons
12. Chocolate
13. Onions

Puppy-proof your house before the puppy's arrival, rather than after!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dogs Are Awesome

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tellfrom his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and waswell taken care of. He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked insideand resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.This continued off and on for several weeks.Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out whothe owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are awarethat almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned tohis collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 -he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow.

Pet dogs vs show dogs

Pet dogs shed ............ ...... Show dogs blow coat.
Pet dogs are in heat ......... Show dogs come into season.
Pet dogs trot ............ ........ Show dogs gait or move.
Pet dogs stand ............ .... Show dogs stack.
Pet dogs get a bath ......... Show dogs are groomed.
Pet dogs beg for treats .... Show dogs bait.
Pet dogs poop ......,..... .... Show dogs exercise.
Pet dogs bark at other dogs ..... Show dogs spar.
Pet dogs wear leashes......Show dogs wear leads

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Top 6 canine Skin Ailments

Canine Skin Disease is the most common health problem presented to veterinarians. It can be frustrating to diagnose, because many diseases look the same yet require different treatments. But because just a few diseases account for the majority of dermatologic cases, the odds are good that the veterinarian will make the correct diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan.

1. The most common is allergies. Three types of allergies plague dogs, and each is treated in a different way. The first is flea allergies - a reaction to flea saliva left bejind when the flea takes a blood meal. The second common allergy is a reaction to specific proteins in food. The third allergic reaction, atopy, accounts for more than 80 percent of allergies in dogs. This is a reaction to allergens in the air, such as house dust, molds, fungi, and pllens, that are either injaled into the lungs or absorbed through the skin.

2. Skin Parasites - fleas and ticks - are the second most common skin ailment.

3. Recurrent Bacterial and Yeast Infections. Healthy skin normally resists infection, so we see these problems only when other diseases, such as chronic allergies, thyroid imbalance, or Cushing's disease, impair the dog's immunity.

4. Ear Ailments. The ear is just a specialized type of skin, and otitis - ear problems - rank 4th on the list of common skin problems.

5. Mighty Mites. The number five skin ailment is mites, both on the skin and in the ears. Skin mites (Demodex and Sarcoptes) cause mange.

6. Seborrhea. The last of the common skin issues is keratinization disorders. These tend to occur in particular breeds. Commonly called seborrhea, the cause is a fault in the proliferation and maturation of surface skin cells. The result is dry or greasy accomulations of scale on the skin surface. A related syndrome is Sebacious adentitis, a heriditary diesease that can be seen in havanese from time to time.

Is Your Havanese Shy??

Your dog might need a boost of confidence. These dogs need you to make them feel safe and secure.

Possible Activiites
1. Take him with you to lots of places... the mall, Home Depot, Lowes.
2. Let lots of people hold him (walk away for a few minutes then come back)
3. Take a class with your dog
4. Let him have lots of play dates
5. Try doggy dog care once a week
6. Many play dates - especially with happy, bold dogs can help a shy dog blossom.

Socialize, Socialize, Socialize