With the holidays right around the corner, the staff here at Top Dog Country Club has been trying to figure out what to buy Jean for Christmas. This lady is crazy about her shelties, and we all know it! We like to try and give her personalized gifts . . .
In my 10 years of working with dogs, anal glands have become, sort of, a normal topic of conversation for me. While I still find it disgusting, it’s not as terribly repulsive as it used to be. And as common a topic as it is for me, I’m finding some dog owners don’t even know what the anal glands are! So . . . I’m going to dish out the dirt . . . literally, because it’s kind of gross.
Dogs experience digestive upset like vomiting, diarrhea and constipation . . . partly because we have a tendency to eat things we shouldn’t like dad’s leather shoe, the contents of the garbage can, the remote, a dead carcass . . . and many other yummy treasures we find out in the lawn.
National Dog Day was founded in 2004, and is celebrated August 26th every year!
Here are a few fun things to do with your BFF (best furry friend) to celebrate.
Make homemade dog treats! There are several recipes on the internet for baked and frozen treats that are easy to make at home. Of course, we’re partial to our homemade Yappy Hour oatmeal biscuits.
I am often asked by prospective dog owners, “What dog can I get that won’t shed?” My answer typically is if you want a dog that does not shed, then don’t get a dog.
If you share your home with a dog, you will have fur to deal with
. . . in my home, it is always present and a constant reminder of how lucky I am to have them in my life.
But seriously, whether it is an issue of allergies to dander or a desire for minimal grooming maintenance and housekeeping, there are lots of breeds that shed less and produce less dander.