While I get a lot of service dog related questions, since Sammy’s retirement we get a lot of questions about when the right time to retire is. While a healthy, well-trained, mentally happy, service dog can work until 9 years of age before they begin to show signs of retirement, that is no guarantee that your dog will.That is why the number one thing any handler wants to know when they become partners with a service dog is, when should I retire my service dog? … More When Is It Time To Retire A Service Dog?
If a handler is not able to afford the care, feeding and training of a service dog then it never becomes an option for them. However, if you are lucky enough to be able to have one, there are a few things you should be aware of long before your service dog retires.First and foremost, what happens if you die? While we don’t always like to think about it, our life can end at any moment (accident, stroke, heart attack, etc), so what would happen to your service dog then? If you received your service dog from an agency that will be taking it back, then you have nothing to worry about. However, the majority of service dog owners have already adopted their working dogs and provide training themselves or through a private trainer. … More Planning For Service Dog Retirement, Before Retirement Comes
I did not realize that pet owners don’t know that their canine companion can get heat stroke! In the last two years I have heard of so many dogs dying of heat stroke when it is completely avoidable! So today I want to share as much information as I an with you about preventing heat stroke, and how to recognize it in your dog. Did you know that if the temperature is above 75 degrees, your dog could be at risk for heat stroke? … More Canines and Heat Stroke
I want to tell you a story about a dog.
He’s not just any dog. He’s been an abandoned dog, a rescue dog, a hiking dog, a service dog, an emotional support dog, and a retired dog. But more important than all of those, he is the love of my life. Yes, you read that right. I love him. More than life itself. And while this blog portion of the website is intentionally created with information that you can refer back to in order to help your own pet, today he would like to share a bit about the last year of his life with you and how grateful he is for what he has. … More Giving Gratitude
Sammy’s trainer told me that once. At the time I didn’t know what he meant by it, but now I do. I’ll let Sammy explain it to you in our new blog post. … More Once a Service Dog, Always a Service Dog
One of the most wonderful things about being an animal communicator is I see the world through their eyes. Especially the eyes of Sammy, and how our pets come to teach us so much. And how much we fail them.Even I have failed Sammy on occasion because I get caught up in what I think is right or what I have been taught as a human what being “humane” is. We do not understand that animals suffer greatly without showing it, and this is where we and our veterinarians can fail them. … More Being the Best Pawrent
This article has been a long time coming, but as always before we do a blog post here on our website we like to make sure we have researched everything possible so that we are making the best decisions for Sammy,and so you can make even better decisions for your pet. Sammy is now 11 years old, 2 years after his official retirement,and we are in full on osteoarthritis in his back legs. … More Living With Canine Arthritis
Sammy and I are often asked about whether or not he uses CBD Oil and every time we mention that he doesn’t, and why, we are met with criticism. I always assume it is because the other person doesn’t know what we know,.SO today we thought we would address just why Sammy doesn’t use CBD oil and why it is not something everyone should be giving to their pet! … More Is CBD Oil Right For Your Dog?
With Sammy’s Canine Arthritis, along came ways to help him experience less pain and discomfort. He is on arthritis supplements & Chinese Herbs, however this Cookie Recipe seems to help too! So we thought we would share it with you. We hope your pup enjoys them too! … More Canine Arthritis
Sammy here. I wanna talk to you about healing therapies for your fur baby. Everyone knows about Reiki, or they think they do. I don’t think they do, so I asked my Mom to let me talk to you about it, as well as other healing abilities some people have that could help your pet. … More Does Your Pet Need Healing?