Malarky and the Gallbladder Mucocele

I’m taking part in the Caring For Critters Round Robin hosted by Jodi from Heart Like A Dog. The Round Robin is like a relay race, each day a fellow blogger will share a post about a specify injury or illness they have experienced. Please keep in mind, I am not a vet and this […]

Ferrets and Cancer

Unfortunately when it comes to cancer, ferrets get the raw end of the deal. I’ve heard the figure that 80% of ferrets will develop cancer. Looking back on all the ferrets I’ve had I think my crew has run pretty close to that number.

Ferrets can get a variety of cancers but the 3 most […]

The Diva Bunny has Fur Mites

Or if you want to sound more scientific – Ms. Glee is infested with Cheyletiella parasitovorax.. It started with her losing some fur on her shoulders. That began growing back, when she lost some fur in another area. And then when I clipped her nails, she scratched the heck out of herself. A trip to […]


A 28 year streak has been broken. 28 years with dogs in my life and I’ve never had to deal with any of my own dogs getting skunked. Until this morning.

I put the dogs out after eating their breakfast and when I went to let them back in, only Ricochet and Mellie were waiting […]

You Know You’re a Pet Parent When #28- Fourth of July Edition


I always think of my dog, Whitney, as the best first dog I could have had. She loved training, would follow me everywhere and had a number of issues we had to learn to deal with. I learned a lot while she was in my life and all my dogs have benefitted.

One […]

Don’t Let it Be Your Dog’s Last Car Ride

Today is officially the first day of summer by the calendar, but if you go by the temperature summer seemed to start last month around here when we had those 90 degree days in May. But those sunny days and warm temps can be a danger to our canine companions.

Over the weekend an owner […]

Do You Have a Fire Safety Plan for Your Pet?

Over the last few weeks, there have been several fires in our area. Fortunately, the people got out okay, but sadly in several of the blazes the family pets perished.

How often do you think about what you would do to save your pets in the event of a fire? Do you have a plan […]

Want to Feed Raw but Don’t Know How to Find Sources for Food?

I’ve researched online. I’ve bought books. I’ve subscribed to magazines. I joined forums and email lists. I have friends who feed raw.  I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 15 years learning about feeding your dogs, cats and ferrets a raw diet (yeah, I just might be a bit of a […]