This post is filled with everything you need to know about how, and why, you should foster a dog.
We’re all familiar with the concept of fostering children, but fostering a dog? Not so much! Below you will find details explaining what fostering is, and why you should do it! … Read full post
In memory of my puppy mill rescue Saffy, who knew only a brief moment of peace
In this post I will be listing a variety of pet memorial ideas, as a way to honour our animal companions.
Creating a memorial to honour an animal companion, can be a very effective way to help cope with the loss.… Read full post
This is a seriously important topic, so you’re definitely going to want to read this article on how to find a great vet.
I know we all want the best medical care we can find for our pets, yet I’m always surprised by the number of people who aren’t wild about their vet or don’t particularly trust them, yet don’t make a change. … Read full post
We know how heart wrenching it is, the moment our pet dies. Many pet guardians aren’t even able to be there to watch. No judging please! It doesn’t mean they loved them any less than you love yours, it’s just too hard for some people to bear.
No guilt over not being there.… Read full post
One of the more difficult parts about losing a pet, may be explaining the death of a pet to your kids. For most kids, pets are family, their best friends. Who greets them at the door when they come home? Do your children have private chats with their pets? Do they seek comfort and companionship from them?… Read full post
Here is the simplest way to explain Cushing’s disease in dogs.
The pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) produces a hormone called ACTH
ACTH stimulates the adrenal gland (on top of kidneys) to produce glucocorticoid hormones/corticosteroids (Cortisol)
Something goes wrong in the pituitary or adrenal glands
Too much cortisol is produced by the adrenals
Cushing’s disease develops
Who gets it and when
Dogs usually get Cushing’s when they’re around six, but it can really happen at any age.… Read full post