Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Edison's Woes

Edison is falling apart.

On top of the (very minor) seizures he has had, he also has a loose tooth. Of course, it's our favorite and we're heartbroken. We've tried to save it over the past month - softening his food, limiting rough play hoping it will reroot - to no avail. (Meanwhile, when Tess had her cancer-lump, we were all like "Take the whole ear!" Poor Tess.)

Bottom-middle-left tooth a few hours before removal
Edison also seems to have developed seasonal allergies. We were hoping it was just a foot fungus, but it doesn't seem to be. He has been licking his paws nonstop for weeks (minus the week he was on medicine), to the point that they are raw. His whole body was red and inflamed. The vet put him on Hydroxyzine which seems to be helping. Plus, he loves that he gets Pill Pockets, too.


Here's to hoping that the change in weather will minimize these allergies over the next few weeks and that we don't miss that favorite tooth too much.

Monday, September 14, 2015

PEDs: Walk Anticipation

We hear from our members that their pooches know when it's time for their weekly Pack walks.  When their humans grab a a certain bag, or head towards the door at a certain time, they know they're headed to see their pals.

This is particularly great to hear when it's about dogs who came to our group especially timid and anxious.  To see their excitement when they arrive and walk with our group is especially rewarding for both their humans and the humans in the Pack.

Does your dog know when it's time to go somewhere fun?