Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Recently I was shocked when an Animal control officer came to my house because of a call about a starving dog. You could knocked down with a feather. The report was anomalous of course. The officer knows a good friend and dog trainer who works for animal service and knows me and both my dogs. She understood when i told her that Bud has elbow display and can't be too heavy.I told her that the vet at UCDavis want him to never weight more than 74lbs. She looked at Jetta and Bud and to anybody that knew me would know how much I do for my dogs would laugh at claim of dog abuse. I think it's great to notice dogs and try to protect them. But this officer lost 3 hours on this call took three hours that she could have used on an actually case. It burns me up that someone wouldn't come talk to me. It's bad to let your dogs get fat. I weight my dogs twice a month so I can mange their health. The most important job for me is taking care of my dogs. I am lucky to have such great dogs, they are my loves.
Jetta's Journey ~ Life and Times of a Service Dog: Book Signing: "Friday Dec 17 th is another book signing. Last week were at, 'All About Dogs' in Cayucos didn't have anyone come for a book. Jetta laid on h..."
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Friday Dec 17 th is another book signing. Last week were at, "All About Dogs" in Cayucos didn't have anyone come for a book. Jetta laid on her cozy dog bed brought for her highness. She barked out commands to the owner of the store, Tony. She trained him well. In only 2 hours Jetta had Tony doing her bidding. He brought her a bowl of water, he took her out for 2 potty breaks. I know Jetta has a better bladder than I have. She just wanted to sniff the new area. He brought her dog treats when she barked at him, once, twice, three times. I could not stand it any more, poor Tony, Jetta was really working him. We can home and she was back to her polite self again. Tomorrow we will be in front of Rabobank down town from 2 -6 pm....Jetta wants to have treats for her dog friends. I will have some of my famous home baked cookies. Jetta says, Everyone should have treats. Treats are good. Hope to see you, come by no worries have a treat and say Hi.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Jetta's Journey ~ Life and Times of a Service Dog: More On Jetta's Bump: "The vet checked Jetta's paw again and he told me that he saved some tissue and wanted to run a biopsy. My heart stopped when I remembered th..."
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The vet checked Jetta's paw again and he told me that he saved some tissue and wanted to run a biopsy. My heart stopped when I remembered the Mast Cell Cancer that the vet took off Jetta's back when she was 5 years. He said at that time that once the dog has one Mast Cell Cancer they are more prone to get more. I felt sick with the thought of Jetta having to go through a ordeal with cancer treatments. My gosh I thought what if the cancer spread?? Could she lose her back paw? I prayed for 2 days waiting to hear from the vet. Finally the call came. The vet who knows how much Jetta means to me, said there is good news and bad news. He said good news was the bump was a Mast Cell Cancer, but the good news was that all the cancer was gone when he cut the bump off. Man I felt a heavy load lifted. I'm very grateful to know about Mast Cell Cancers. Sadly, a dear friend of mine waited too long to get her dog for treatment and the poor dog lost his leg. The dog never could not get around and was so depressed that eventually she had to let him to sleep. I am concerned about how you can tell a good bump from a bad bump? Vets are so important, but sadly they cost money it takes to protect our dogs. How about having a vet tech look at the dog first? I don't think they can tell you anything by law. For now I'm glad to know what to look for. You need to give your dog on a regular basis a good close look for any bumps that you think are new. Old dogs get fatty tumors. These bumps are normal. Look for anything that changes color. The first Mast Cell looked like a little wart until the bump turned red. Good luck on the "Bump Patrol."
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Sunday, December 5, 2010
Jetta's Journey ~ Life and Times of a Service Dog: Jetta What Have You Done?: "Poor Jetta. Several weeks ago she had a lump cut out of her paw. Earlier this week she chewed off the dressing over her stitches. I didn't t..."
Jetta's Journey ~ Life and Times of a Service Dog: Another Trip To MY Vet: "I have been watching a bump on the top of Jetta's hind paw for several weeks. It started out small,looking like a tick full of blood. I poi..."