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The Bubba Saga Continues…

The Bubba Saga continues. Taking care of Bubba is a full-time job. Fortunately I have been doing a lot of working from home lately so I could be here to take care of him. There was a flea issue. I had applied Revolution to each cat. But the vet found fleas on Bubba two weeks … Continue reading

More From Rumpy

I am now assigned to work from home. It’s great to get to be here with Rumpy and the kitties more, even if I’m working. Especially now. Rumpy has taken a turn for the worse. He still eats well and never says no when I offer to take him outside, but his breathing continues to … Continue reading

Laryngeal Paralysis: Does My Dog Have It?

Does my dog have laryngeal paralysis?  Rumpy breathes heavily, especially when he sleeps. He also becomes tired more quickly when he walks. Sometimes when he’s excited he gags. And a few times while walking he’s seemingly tripped over something but nothing was there. The vet first mentioned it last year but passed it off as a normal part … Continue reading

I Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

Sometimes the truth is staring us in the face, and we still don’t see it. That’s how it is with me in regards to Bubba Cat. For the past two years, I’ve known Bubba has severe arthritis. My previous vet and I have worked together to manage his pain. He’s been on Adequan for a … Continue reading

It’s Walking the Dog Day!

Have you noticed all these special dog days on the calendar? Just Friday we celebrated Love Your Pet Day, and now here it is Walking Your Dog Day! Studies indicate that as many as 40% of owners do not regularly walk their dogs. There are any number of reasons why. Earlier this week I touched … Continue reading

We’re Having Problems with Bubba Cat

So I’ve got this problem with Bubba Cat. Last night he pissed on my jeans. Again.   Let me back up to the beginning. A year ago, Bubba started spending all of his time in my bedroom. A couple of trips to the vet and I was told he has arthritis. So I set him … Continue reading

The Pathology Results are In……

Yesterday I got the call. The pathology results were in.  DeDe’s tumor is a hemangiopericytoma. It’s cancer. It’s considered malignant. But they don’t usually metastasize. Instead, treatment consists of surgically removing the tumor and some surrounding healthy tissue. But they almost always come back. In one forum, I read a post that said the tumor … Continue reading

Today We’re Listening to Our Elders

Today is Black Friday, the unofficial day of mass shopping hysteria to encourage you to buy stuff. For those of you not swept up in the consumerism that is this day, today is also the National Day of Listening. It’s a day for you to sit down and actually listen to the stories of your family … Continue reading

Words on Wednesday- Cold Laser Treatment

As I told you, DeDe got a cold laser treatment at the vet’s office as a part of her treatment for arthritis.   Cold therapy, also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT), is an experimental treatment but some find it to be effective with short-term relief from pain in joints caused by arthritis. The therapy has … Continue reading

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