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  • Money

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    What to Do When You Need Help Affording Your Dog

    Even the best, most loving dog parents experience financial setbacks. Occasionally, these setbacks mean cutting corners and downgrading food brands…the little things that add up to the big things. Occasionally, however, these setbacks mean having to turn somewhere for help. But where do you go?     When you are facing a financial crisis and […]

  • Zoonotic Diseases

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    Can I Catch This From My Dog?

    Earlier this week, I was talking to my friend who has two dogs of her own. Her largest dog, whom she affectionately refers to as “the big orange dog” because he is a very large and very orange Rhodesian Ridgeback, was feeling a little under the weather. Incidentally, my friend was also feeling under the […]

  • Canine Lipoma

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    Lipomas, Histiocytomas, and Sebaceous Cysts

    If you read my post: Canine Hemangiosarcoma – AKA How Jet Kicked Cancer’s Butt then you know that Jet has survived canine cancer. When you have a dog that has survived canine cancer, it can make you extremely watchful of any lumps and bumps that crop up in the future. When your dog is a senior dog, this […]

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    A Natural Ear Cleaning Solution For Dogs

    Jet has Labrador ears.     I don’t mean that as a statement of the obvious. There is a common understanding among Labrador owners that Labs are prone to gunky ears. The cause of this is a combination of pendulous ears and a love for water. Sometimes just the pendulous ears or “drop-ears” and a […]

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    Making Hard Decisions…

    When you talk about making hard decisions and pet ownership, there is one decision that immediately springs to mind. There are a lot of hard decisions to make as a pet parent, though, not just that one. One of the most difficult parts of being a dog mom for me, especially to a senior dog, […]

  • What is Knuckling?

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    What is Knuckling?

    You may or may not have heard of the term “knuckling.” Today I want to talk about knuckling in dogs, what it is, why it happens, and what – if anything – you can do about it.     What is Knuckling?   Jet knuckles his feet. What does this mean? It means that he […]

  • Phone Numbers for Pet Emergencies

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    Emergency Pet Resources You Should Have Bookmarked

    Throughout the years of owning a dog, there are going to be times when you find yourself in need of one resource or another. Whether you are looking for information on your dog’s vitals or information on toxin ingestion, I can guarantee that you will turn to everyone’s friend – Google. To save you a […]

  • Jet Xray

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    Supplements For Dogs With Arthritis

    Today I want to talk about the bane of my boy’s existence – arthritis. Just like people, dogs get arthritis. Usually, arthritis is more commonly seen in older dogs, but certain injuries and illnesses can also contribute to the earlier development of arthritis. For Jet, his arthritis is due to unilateral hip dysplasia in his […]

  • Kibble

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    Are Corn, Wheat, and Grains Really Bad For Your Dog?

    Yesterday in my post about Jet’s veterinary history, I mentioned that he is a corn-free and wheat-free dog. The reason for Jet’s corn-free, wheat-free status is entirely due to his inability to process these ingredients. What does this mean? It means that when fed foods containing corn and wheat, Jet poops at LEAST five times […]

  • Know Your Dog's Vitals Copyright PhilosophyofDog.com

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    Know Your Dog’s Vitals

    Today I spent entirely too long putting together this infographic on knowing your dog’s vitals. I hope that you find it useful. Please feel free to use it, so long as you leave the mention of our site intact 🙂