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Thursday, 31 May 2012

This Beautiful Boy Needs A New Home

It breaks my heart to have to tell you that the owner of this beautiful boy is sick and unable to care for the dog.  His name is Jack and it is tearing apart the family to have to give him up.  He is a Guardian Angel Shepherd born to Timber & Indy in the summer of 2008.  He is described to me as a "beautiful, sweet, gentle boy".  He will be arriving here tomorrow.  If you, or anyone you know is interested in an adult, trained German Shepherd, please contact me at 

Monday, 28 May 2012

Zara has a new home!

Zara has found herself a new home!  She will be flying to Colorado at the end of June!  Her new name is Keera which is Gaelic for "soul friend".  She will continue with her socializing as time permits.  Here she is having fun on the playground equipment at the school.  She isn't always sure she likes those screaming mini humans that she has to share the equipment with but by the time we leave, she's everybody's best friend! 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

This is Miss Zara having an enjoyable day.  She is still looking for her forever home.  First we went to the playground.  I was so proud of her to walk on the swinging bridge!!  After that, we went to Pet Planet where she found two new playmates.  A Lab cross and an Irish Wolfhound.   What fun!  We also met several new people and found out that some of them had yummy treats!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Your Puppies Ears

Your puppies ears are made out of cartilage.  The cartilage becomes stronger when your dog is consuming enough calcium.  At the age of 4-6 months, your puppy is needing large amounts of calcium.  Not only for their ears but also for the permanent teeth they are growing under the surface of their gums.  It is very important that the pup receives enough calcium to grow both teeth and ears.  If not, the ears will take the hit!

Your puppies are starting into their teething stage.  They will loose their baby teeth as the permanent teeth grow.  This can be quite a painful time for your puppy.  Often times the pain of teething will cause the puppies ears to droop.  I suggest you give your puppies raw, frozen, knuckle bones to chew.  This helps in 3 ways.  1.  It adds extra calcium to their diet, 2.  It strengthens the muscles that support the ears, and 3.  It provides a cool sensation on their sore teeth.

If your puppies ears have been up and are now down, this is caused by teething.  The ears that have been up already will come back up again once they are feeling better.  If, however, your puppy's
ear(s) have not been up, you need to sit up and take notice.    You do not need to do anything at this point but if at 5 months there are no signs the ear(s) are coming up, you need to call me.  There are several reasons why a dog's ears will not stand.  Not enough calcium, people rubbing them frequently which causes the cartilage to soften (think leather), and playing with other dogs who grab at the puppy's ears. 

So keep an eye on those ears everyone!  Oh ya!  And either no tug of war while their teething or at the least, very GENTLE tug of war!

Bye for now!