It’s Winter time once again, and that means the cold weather is upon us! Your dog may have a built in winter coat, but the elements can be very dangerous to your furry friend if exposure is too long. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe this winter season.
A quick tip to keep your little one away from the dreaded itches and scratches this fall. Baby Wipes.
EVERY TIME the little monster(s) come in from outside wipe their muzzle, feet, tail and butt areas with a fresh baby wipe. Simple but effective. Where to buy? COSTCO, yep, good old bulk buy Costco.
Now go get the leash, the winds are getting ready to present “Westie Weather” (cold snap that gets their tails up), and there are active squirrels that need chasing out there…..
Great article in Psychology Today on what dogs are trying to communicate to you through a bark. This may help you understand your Westie’s bark telling you that the mailman’s truck is coming down the street! https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/canine-corner/201906/concise-dictionary-dog-barksContinue reading ““My Westie Barks, but what is he/she trying to say?””
Every once in a while a Westie comes into our program who needs some extra special medical attention to get ready for a new life. Some Westies need allergies conditions identified and treatments started, some need surgery to repair broken parts, others like Koda, come to us with conditions so critical that they need multiple vet visits and specialized medical skills/testing to narrow down the issues to determine what the heck is going on.Continue reading “Lost our boy “Koda””
These short-legged terriers of Scotland are now one of the most recognized of Scottish dogs. All terriers undoubtedly descend from the same roots. Westies are valued as intrepid hunters of small game. They will keep you and your home safe from Squirrels, Chipmunks, and the UPS man.Continue reading “Westies (Who and What are they?)”
So it’s happened. Your vet has just told you your dog has…gulp…diabetes. Visions of needles and poking your beloved Westie fill your head. Can I manage this? Yes you can!