Thursday, June 11, 2015

Doodle Days #54

The night before surgery I practiced with my e-collar. I didn't like it very much. 

Greetings everyone! It has been awhile! I know I didn't post last week, but I had kind of a busy week.
This mass popped up over a weekend. It hurt me a little to walk but it really hurt if someone touched it!

A couple of weeks ago my person found something on my toe. I had been limping a little bit, but then something started growing out of my pad! We had it tested and my person decided that we needed to remove it.
We made some pawprints of when I had all my toes!

I had surgery last week to remove part of my digit. It was a little scary at first but honestly now I feel great! I have my energy back! I am running around and it doesn't hurt when I walk or run!
I didn't need my pinky toe anyway! Once my hair grows back, no one will ever know!

We should know for sure what it is in the next few weeks. For now everyone is having a heck of a time trying to keep my quiet. I just want to run and play!
I got lots of TLC which I LOVE!

This is from the day after surgery! I recovered great!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Refresher on Summer Safety for your Pet!

Summer is a great for out door fun with our pets! (Image Source)

Well summer is on its way (we hope!). With the warmer temperatures come a new set of hazards for out pets. Here are a few things to keep in mind as we head into the warmer climates.
Make sure your pet always has fresh cool water available to them! (Image Source)

Make sure when you are outside your pet has access to shade and fresh water AT ALL TIMES!!! Pets can quickly become overheated, but are unable to sweat efficiently like people. (Imagine wearing your winter coat outside in 100 degree weather and not being able to sweat!) If your pet spends the majority of their day outdoors, consider having a cool spot, like the garage or a shed that they can have access to and get out of the blistering sun.
Whenever possible exercise at sunrise or sunset, not in the heat of the day (Image Source)

 It is important to remember that when exercising our pets it should be done in the early morning or late evening when the temperature is cooler. If evening is your preferred time be sure your dog is up to taking heartworm medication regularly as the mosquitoes are out in full force at that time. Their pads can also be very sensitive to the heat of the asphalt. Using side walks that are more cool or grass can help ensure that the pads stay safe!
Some good advice on how to help keep your pet safe during storms and fireworks! (Image Source)

Summer also brings storms and fireworks. If your pet is afraid of them (or even if they aren't) make sure they have safe place they can go, so they will not hurt themselves. This may be a bathroom, closet or kennel. Anywhere that if they panic and you are not home, they will not cause harm to themselves or others. If your pet is truly anxious make sure you call your veterinarian to discuss some options to help relax your pet. It is also a good idea to make sure all identification (collars, microchips, etc) are up to date and accurate. That way in case your dog slips out of a door or gets away from you, the chances of them being returned safely are much better.
This is one way to provide shade for your pet! It doesn't matter the method as long as they have access to a cool spot to rest! (Image Source)

For more tips for summer safety please visit the following website here.