Saturday, November 30, 2013

What OTC, Household Meds Are Safe For Rover and Fluffy

(Copied from Dogington Post): While veterinary care, lots of love, and a healthy lifestyle is the absolute best way to keep your pet feeling great, all dogs will experience at least some form of injury or illness in their lifetime. Did you know that there are many over-the-counter human medications that can be safe and effective for dogs, when used correctly?
Benadryl, or another branded antihistamine, can be incredibly useful for treating allergies, bug bites, or other causes of itchy skin. Buffered aspirin is an excellent anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Even Dramamine can be used for dogs with motion sickness, and Immodium can treat diarrhea. However, dosages for dogs are much different than for humans.
Use the chart below to determine if your OTC medication is dog (and cat) safe and how much should be administered. Always check with your veterinarian that understands your pet’s health and history before giving any medications. Additionally, be certain that you’re using only the medication listed, not other ingredients. Many antihistamines, for example, include added decongestants that can be lethal for your dog. Check labels very carefully and when in doubt, don’t use.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Meet Scout, the Pibble with INFINITE patience

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HERE, you can find out all the things that Scout's person has rested atop Scout's noble head and then photographed. Dog people will laugh uncontrollably. Pibble people will weep with joy.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Expecting a Friend...

This is produced and voiced by the same folks who did that wonderful "Teasing the Dog" spot.
This is so charming it almost aches.
I find it completely disarming!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Chien mouillé après le bain ...

The same sensibility (and canine genetic affinity) that made the plaintive despair of Clark, "The MAPLE Kind?" so hilarious and appealing here animates Oakley's post-bathing remoinstrances--or, at least, it's the same voice.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Interspecies Bonding: Dog Adopts Orphan Chimapnzee

The dog in question bears a remarkable resemblance to one of those horrid, terrifying canine killers, a Pit Bull
If one has any semblance of a brain, this story SHOULD 
make you think--if you hadn't already--about animals in a totally different way. Some people too often think they are “just animals” and not capable of the same feelings and emotions as us. This story goes to show that that is so far from the truth and, in fact, animals seem to care more than many humans.
This baby chimp’s mother died at a zoo, so one of the caretakers took him home to help out. What she NEVER imagined was that her dog would take the chimp under his paw and adopt him. These pictures are awesome.

The Quintessence of Sports "Cute"--No, Really!

Friday, April 5, 2013

A SPECTACULAR Canine Athlete!

Border Collies have all the attributes for this kind of performance: they're smart, eager, agile, light-boned, quick and love to perform. But, mainly, they're so damned smart, if you don't keep 'em busy and distracted, they can be a real the best way, of course, but still...Think about it.

Monday, March 18, 2013