Category Archives: Dogs At The Cottage

Dog Injuries and Trips to the Vet

I think that every dog owner can recite a story about an emergency trip to a vet. Accidents happen, but thank goodness they don’t happen very often. They can be very scary for the two and four-legged to experience, and … Continue reading

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Children and Dogs

I consider myself very blessed that I have been around dogs for all of my life. I am a firm believer that all children, at some point in their lives, should experience owning a pet. Dogs are a front-runner for … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints for Shampooing a Dog

Today we returned from a lovely weekend away. We were fortunate to be able to take our two dogs to a family reunion located on a lakefront. Abby, at thirteen, finds great pleasure wading in the water and lying down … Continue reading

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Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?

“Leaves of three, let them be” is a quote that I know personally very well. I have experienced a reaction to poison ivy probably a dozen times over my lifetime. The last time I got it, the predictable rash appeared … Continue reading

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