Follow-Up/Fitdog Friday

We are joining Jodi at Heart Like A Dog for Follow-Up Friday.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Follow-Up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.
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The twist and sneek away move.

The twist and sneek away move.

A great game of football.

nom nom nom I will destroy our footballs.

nom nom nom I will destroy our footballs.

Ended in a mess and no more football.

Time Warp with a little Tuesday’s Tails

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Thank you Easy, Mollie and Alfie for such a fun blog hop. Will be hopping along again.
Tuesday’s Tales
A sad follow-up to Tuesday’s tails. Tuesday I did go to MADACC and bust my friends animals out of jail. They are very nice there and didn’t require me to get a rabies vaccination or show a proof of rabies vaccination on Oscar the cat as he was overdue. Cooper was up to date so didn’t need to worry about him. They didn’t even charge my friends brother a holding fee which was very nice. Will need to make a donation to their facility to make up for it!
Oscar who is now ~15 years old.

Oscar who is now ~15 years old.

I hadn’t seen Oscar in a few months as my friend was too sick for a visit. I knew he was being fed a presciption kidney diet as his kidneys weren’t working up to par but I didn’t realize how bad he was. I made the decision to humanely put him to sleep so he didn’t need to suffer anymore. He is with my friend now, hopefully they met up at the bridge. I will be having him cremated and will spread his ashes along with all her other pets.

On the other hand her dog Cooper is doing great and is healthy as a horse. He is 3 1/2 years old and was current on his vaccinations except Bordetella so the shelter gave him that. His weight is good, his hair coat is good. He got a good bath and trim and is looking like a little dude now. Looks like I didn’t have to look very hard to find him a home as my bosses nanny was raised with Shih Tzu’s and is so excited to give him a trial run. Cooper is still with me as I am re potty training him and spending time with him so I can feel close to my friend and have some closure.

 

Cooper before bath.

Cooper before bath.

After bath and finding his spot on the couch.

After bath and finding his spot on the couch.

Cooper and I.

Cooper and I.
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Great cause to bring attention too. So many people who are attached to a breed (including me) don’t realize there are brand specific rescues ALL OVER. You want a Chessie? You can get one from a rescue!
Absolutely Right! People need to do a little research and look for smaller organizations that  have the breed specific animal that you are looking for. 
Whatcha eating?

Whatcha eating?

2browndawgs says:

That MK is quite a character. That kibble is large for a little kitty to crunch up. Bet she really has to work on it….lol.

I’ve notice since I started mixing her adult cat food in with her kitten to wean her onto the adult she doesn’t eat as much cat food and tries to eat the dogs food. She is taking Norman’s spot under the island when we eat and she begs for little yummy morsels. I give her a little nibblet and she is happy. I have to be very careful thou as all those little nibblet’s will make one big kitty. 

Quick question, what’s the best way to clean off plaque aside from daily brushing and routine dental visits? Is there a way to self-clean at home? Any special tools to use?
This is a do as I say don’t do as I do. Above is one time of hand scaler, there is another type that looks like a little hoe that will scale the dental plaque off. We use these at the clinic to do a hand scaling on areas of the mouth the ultrasonic scaler doesn’t reach. We don’t recommend people use these instruments at home as the dog is awake and can move and you may injure the gum line but more importantly when you use any type of scaler on the teeth it leaves grooves on the teeth that need to be polished off so the tarter doesn’t build up again. If not polished off the tarter will build up faster. Now onto the don’t do as I do speech, I will admit I will hand scale my dogs teeth at home and don’t polish afterwards. It does space out the need for dental cleanings and gets the plaque off the tooth so that gingivitis doesn’t happen. This will not clean under the gum line so if plaque is left there it will work at the periodontal ligament and  weaken it so one day the tooth will become loose and need to come out so dental cleanings at a veterinary clinic with professionals is a must before the teeth become too loose to fix. 

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FitDog Friday
Last week I got my replacement winning’s from PetsMove Senior month. Nellie was the mover of the month. She received a k9 fit vest by DogTread. Nellie would like to thank PetsMove for the gift and DogTread for donating it.
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Does this vest make my belly look fat?

Does this vest make my belly look fat?

This vest makes my ears go funny.

This vest makes my ears go funny.

So so pretty!

So so pretty!

Glory trying the vest out.

Glory trying the vest out.

Gman trying out the vest too.

Gman trying out the vest too.

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Please enjoy our FitDog Friday Blog Hop brought to you by SlimDoggy and our co-hosts Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love. Join the Hop or just enjoy the links below – lots of fun fitness tips and advice!

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19 thoughts on “Follow-Up/Fitdog Friday

  1. It’s so sad that you had to made this hard decision. But I agree now he didn’t need to suffer anymore. I hope Oscar is together now with your friend. For the FitDog Friday: Nellie you don’t look fat, you are beautiful and I love the color of this vest.

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  2. Little kitties become big kitties pretty quickly, especially if they’re strictly indoor cats. We’ve noticed that Bosco, out first strictly indoor cat, is a fattie compared to all the indoor/outdoor cats which came before. Poor thing.

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  3. I haven’t been by to visit as much as I’d like but I’m glad I stopped by today. Look at that vest! Congratulations on being the Senior Mover!

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  4. That had to be a tough decision for Oscar, but at least you can think of him now being with your friend. The good news for Cooper hopefully takes away some of that sadness.
    I love the k9 fit vest, congrats to Nellie! I have been thinking about getting one of those for Sheba.

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