The Adventures

Adventures are in the eye of the beholder. Whether it is caring for your puppy through the night, learning how to DIY raw feed your dog, or hitting the backroads of places unknown to you, adventures are adventures, big or small. Walking your dog from the front door to the car can be a big…

My Story

The when of death is not in our hands, it is unknown to us, but all the same unalterable. Story lived a spectacular life, and died on his own terms, on the farm I had promised him many years ago. From the day he came home to us until the moment of his death, and…

DUE DILIGENCE

If something does not feel right, it isn’t. If something feels off, it is. If something is making you feel uneasy, there is a reason, and you should not ignore this feeling, you should find out why. This is where investigating and researching come in, and is referred to as due diligence, meaning, do your…

BIAS

Bias – is a partiality that prevents objective consideration Bias – suggests a fixed conception likely to preclude objective judgement of anything counter Bias – is a preconceived opinion, whether personal or professional Bias – eliminates the possibilities for new information or revelations to be known Bias – in other words, is one-way information Bias…

BOTULISM

This is a word most of us have not used in the past few decades, it is rare in humans in today’s world, 145 documented cases in the USA last year, and only sporadic (less than rare) in dogs, negligible numbers was the answer I found. WHAT IS BOTULISM? Botulism is a rare, serious, and…

THREATS

Dogs would never meet me if it wasn’t for their people setting up the appointment. So by the very nature of my business, I meet well-intentioned people that want to learn more about their dogs. And in turn I get to spend my days with dogs, the least confusing part of my life. This is…

CHOOSING YOUR VETERINARY CARE

When you are choosing your veterinary care, often times it is more discriminatory than health-care for yourself. Pet owners are choosy! It might be the building, the decor or lack there of, the front desk person, or the veterinarian themselves. But the truth of the matter is, you do have to shop around for just…

GRIEF

DEFINITION – Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions. STAGES OF GRIEF – reading through…

FEAR BASED INFORMATION

FEARWe all go through a spectrum of emotions in our daily lives, some of us more than others. Fear is one such emotion that is pre-programmed into all animals and people as an instinctual response to potential danger. Potential danger can be something tangible in the environment, or through a source of information. FEAR BASED…

LOWER MOTOR NEURON EVENTS / DISEASE

THE POSSIBILITIES FOR RHUMB – After the initial neuro-exam, these were the possibilities that we were told she could have. DEFINITION – The upper motor neurons originate in the brain and travel downward to connect with the lower motor neurons. The latter localize both in the brainstem and the spinal cord and are the mediators…