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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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Leaving Dogs in the Car during the Summer

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog, Pet care | 0 comments

I want to share our recent experience about leaving dogs in the car. I hope that if anybody else is as oblivious as we were, you can learn from our experience and avoid the stress of living it yourself.

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A Few More Aussie Shaving Tips

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

As I mentioned in Recognizing and Avoiding Heat Exhaustion in Dogs, I recently commenced the next round of shaving the dogs. Our most recent full shave down was in March, when the weather started warming up (we are in the southwest corner of New Mexico). Now that we are in the pre-monsoon weeks, the weather is hot, humid and uncomfortable. And to top it off, our hiking locations that contain water are down to just one.

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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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Australian Shepherd Haircut – Shave Time!

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog, Pet care | 2 comments

Shortly after the Sydney (mis)adventure, I gave the dogs their Australian Shepherd haircut – aka the shave down. I decided to try to improve my technique and do a better job than when I created the Sydney Mistake.

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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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