fostering old dogs saves lives

Why You Should Foster an Old Dog

 

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

Honouring the memory of those we have lost

Top 14 Ways to Honor the Memory of a Dog

In memory of my puppy mill rescue Saffy, who knew only a brief moment of peace

I speak from experience when I say, finding ways to honor the memory of a dog will go a long way to helping you heal from their loss.

Honouring Calypso

The first time I ever had to say goodbye to an animal was my cat Calypso.… Read full post

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Explaining the Death of a Pet to Your Kids

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

cushings disease in dogs

Cushings Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

 

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