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Denver – The Guilty Dog!

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Bella: A new addition to the family

On 18 July 2010, Bella was adopted by my family. While we still miss Bobo very much, our grieving must come to an end and we have to move on.

Here are some of pictures of Bella:

Bella at 9-week old

Bella at 13-week old

RIP Bobo, 8 July 2010

I’m writing this post with overwhelming grief and sadness. *sob**sob*

Bobo, my 13-year Doberman was finally put to sleep and buried in my backyard this afternoon. She was suffering from degenerative joint disease and was unable to stand on her hind legs. Half way through her Cartrophen treatment, she fell very sick after the 2nd injection. For 3 days, she didn’t eat, drink and move, but vomited.

Last night, her breathing was heavy as if she was out of breath. She laid sprawled on the floor… very weak, in pain and almost lifeless. I knew she was nearing the end of her life. I called the vet to inform him of her worsening condition. We both knew there was no point prolonging her suffering.

Dog euthanasia is one of the most heart breaking decisions I’ve made. As much as I didn’t want her to go, it would be selfish of me not to end her suffering sooner.

I’m feeling the emptiness she left behind. No more of her greeting, barking, gazing, protective guarding, waiting to be fed… She was truly more than a dog to me.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” — Anatole France

Rest in peace, Bobo.

Doberman, dog euthanasia

Doberman, dog euthanasia

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween can be stressful time for some dogs and cats. Pets become agitated by the constant door opening and unexpected visitors. Cats may dart out of the opening door and dogs bark incessantly at kids dressed up in fancy costumes.

Here are some tips on keeping your pet safe and comfortable during Halloween.

1. Make sure the following items are out of reach from your pets:

  •  candy, esp. chocolate and raisin. Chocolate contains theobromine, a natural stimulant found in cocoa bean. Theobromine affects the dog’s central nervous system and muscles in the heart. It can cause increased thirst, urination, vomiting, diarrhea and/or hyperactivity.
  •  candy wrappers and tinfoil can get stuck in your pet’s digestive system and requires the vet’s attention. Some dogs such as Labrador retrievers puteverything in their mouths.
  •  jack-o’-lantern with a lit candle inside.

2. Keep your pet indoors. This prevents pranksters from stealing or harming your pet. Loud noises and crowds can be disturbing to your pet. Candy and their wrappers, broken glass and candles can cause injuries or fatality.

3. Sensitive pets should be locked up safe in a back or separate room to prevent accidents or injuries. The constant knocking at the door and the unfamiliar costumes can cause your pet to become confused or aggressive. The last thing you want is your dog biting or attacking your visitor.

4. Ensure your pet wears a tag on its collar with your name and current address. If your dog or cat ever gets lost, there is more likelihood if it being returned to you.

5. When walking your dog after Halloween, be watchful of discarded chocolate on the ground.

6. If you dress up your dog or cat in halloween pet costume, make sure it is comfortable with the outfit. It should not hinder your pet’s breathing, movement and hearing. Make sure it does not have small or dangling pieces that your pet could easily chew off and choke on.