Posts with tag: "Pet health"
Why not insure?
Monday, August 11, 2014
Why not insure?

 I've been meaning to write this for over a month, but the craziness of life mixed with the reason for writing this post have prevented me from sitting down long enough to gather my thoughts. So here it is after midnight, and I've finally taken the opportunity to tell you a little story about my dog, Boomer. I recently returned from a week-long business trip to find our little Bichon having walking problems again. He had spinal surgery about 2 years ago, so fortunately we recognized some of the symptoms and issues earlier this time and got him to the vet in pretty short order. Turns out he has IVDD and has had this condition for some time. For those of you unfamiliar with IVDD, ...

Xylitol...Be Aware!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Why not insure?

As Halloween and Trick-or-Treating is just around the corner, this post is really important. If you're a pet parent, you need to be familiar with the word XYLITOL. Why? Because it can be deadly to your furry friend. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener being used in more and more products, especially sugar-free gum. A couple of years ago, I was getting ready to leave on a business trip and while I normally put my briefcase up and out of the way at night, this time I forgot. I woke up, got ready for work, and went to grab my briefcase. Much to my surprise, I found my briefcase in the family room and could see a little white tail wagging next to it. As I approached, our little Bichon looked up ...