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Traveling to Mexico with Two Australian Shepherds – Vet Visits

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Just for fun, Pet care | 0 comments

About a month ago, I wrote an article about heartworm prevention in dogs. This was not out of the blue – it was because we were planning for a trip to Mexico and the new dog regulations require a veterinary sign-off on the treatment/prevention of both ecto and endo parasites. We recently returned and I am working on writing up our adventures. In the meantime, below is a description of how we prepared for our trip.

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Heartworm Prevention in Australian Shepherds – My Experience

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Pet care | 0 comments

When we rescued Trooper from the kennel I worked at, we decided to follow our vet’s recommendation for endo and ecto parasite prevention – Advantix for fleas and ticks and Heartgard for heartworms and other internal parasites.

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Our New Dog Adventure Vehicle

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Just for fun | 0 comments

Why we have been Looking for a New Car: Our 2008 Honda Fit is pretty awesome. Not only does it have the nice looking sport package, but it gets awesome gas mileage. On our latest trip to Reserve, where most of the road is 65 miles per hour, we got 38 mpg.

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Recognizing and Avoiding Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Pet care | 0 comments

I mentioned in a post recently that we have reduced our hiking adventures due to the weather. We are coming up on monsoon season and the weather always becomes very hot and humid several weeks before the clouds arrive en mass.  

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We have Two High Energy Dogs in a Tiny House

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Just for fun | 0 comments

The dogs and I have been absent for a few months because I have been writing a book about our recent (3 years ago) lifestyle change. Brian and I sold our big house in Connecticut, toured around the Southwest and finally built a ‘tiny house’. We have one full-sized piano, one parrot and two dogs in a tiny house.

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Purgatory Chasm, Gila National Forest

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Just for fun | 0 comments

After consuming a large Cinnabon cinnamon roll each, we felt an intense hike would be in our best interest. We loaded up the dog team and headed east.

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The Shaved Australian Shepherd & Why it’s okay

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Pet care | 5 comments

I’ve written a lot about grooming lately. In my own angst about the shaved Australian Shepherd and undercoat chaos management, I have been doing a lot of reading and I just had to write about it again. In this post, we discuss our decision to shave the dogs.

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