Diagnosing Our Labradoodle Puppy with Addison's Disease

Diagnosing Our Labradoodle Puppy with Addison's Disease

Life with Bernie McSquare hummed along for three months.

Over 2016's Labor Day weekend, Matthew traveled out-of-town to visit his mom (Thursday - Monday). He was gone for just four days, but I could see how his absence affected Bernie.

When we'd come home from our walks, Bernie would stop and look into the parking lot waiting to see Daddy drive up.

I tried to play with him more and give extra snuggles, but our little guy wasn't the same happy Doodle. He was also teething and starting to lose a few puppy teeth.

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A Realistic Plan for Supplementing Commercial Kibble with People Food

A Realistic Plan for Supplementing Commercial Kibble with People Food

After researching a great deal about dog nutrition and dog food options, we decided not to feed Bernie a raw diet. With his atypical Addison's Disease we just can't risk him getting salmonella poisoning. Plus, I learned that most therapy dogs are not allowed to eat raw diets.

Since we decided upon a high quality kibble, I started adding some human food every once in a while. After watching Rodney Habib's TEDx Talk, I've been adding people food in almost every meal.

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Create A Canine Command Center

Create A Canine Command Center

Our condo seems to overflow with dog products. When we just had Bernie, keeping track of his accessories was somewhat manageable. But when we brought Lizzie home in May, we found ourselves misplacing leashes, leads, treats, and toys.

The chaos was not working for my OCD or Matthew's, so I started eyeballing our coat closet.

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Considering Therapy Dog Work for your Pup? Here's our Therapy Dog Origin Story...

Considering Therapy Dog Work for your Pup? Here's our Therapy Dog Origin Story...

I've never been a dog person. Not exactly the first thought you were thinking you'd read, right?

Growing up, my mom's allergies were pretty severe, so our pets were Patty Bird the parakeet, fish, hamsters, and guinea pigs. In my twenties and thirties, dogs just always seemed so time consuming and needy.

I never thought I would adopt a dog. Never!

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