Good afternoon Everyone! I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe, and that includes your dogs. As always, if you are concerned for your dog PLEASE contact your veterinarian right away. Most vets are now locking down their offices, and only working emergency care. However, if you have questions and concerns, they are available by … Continue reading Pets and Coronavirus
I found this article while perusing a news site. I'm not entirely sure about the particulars. I'm not sure that I would train any dog under my control for this, at least until more research is done; but then, that's my own personal opinion. https://www.afp.com/en/news/3954/dogs-being-trained-sniff-out-covid-19-charity-doc-1q78e11
OK, you read that title, and you’re thinking “What kind of person says this?” I say this, not because I am cold-hearted, or because I do not love my dog. Quite the opposite. Recently, my dog had pyometra, and it nearly killed her. She had emergency surgery, just in the nick of time. Had we … Continue reading My Dog Nearly Died, and It Was A Blessing
Here's a recipe that I found somewhere on the Internet awhile back. You can make treats for your dog (or you can even eat them yourself), if that is your thing. BEST thing is that these treats require absolutely NO COOKING or baking. These treats are made with only THREE ingredients; bananas, peanut butter, and … Continue reading Healthy, yummy dog treats.
Another less than outstanding member of society has succumbed to life in our local jail, thanks in part to the vigilance and quick actions of a homeowner and stellar response of local Sheriff's deputies, that included a K-9. After spotting an unknown male on her property, going through her garage and vehicles, a local resident … Continue reading And another one bites the dust…thanks to a police K-9 and arrest team.
My career field, (now retired), complete with an MWD. Excellent work, and a big shout out to the authors of this video. https://youtu.be/-MnVvkkZGCs
Thanks to the super nose of K-9 Jaxson, a Labrador Retriever with the Oregon State Police (OSP), a pair of drug traffickers lost their drugs, and now face Federal drug charges. https://mailtribune.com/news/crime-courts-emergencies/pair-caught-with-50-pounds-of-meth-near-ashland-face-federal-charges ATTENTION DRUG TRAFFICKERS: Southern Oregon does not want your illegal drugs. Don't even try to come here with that garbage. We have super … Continue reading Accused meth traffickers face Federal charges
A local teen has designed and built an agility course for our local County SAR dog teams. He collected the materials from local businesses for this project, and was assisted by other volunteers, of various ages, in the actual building. https://mailtribune.com/news/happening-now/new-jackson-county-obstacle-course-prepares-search-dogs-for-the-unpredictable This agility course will be invaluable to the training of our local SAR dogs, … Continue reading Local Eagle Scout makes training better for SAR dogs
I want to give a plug to a water filtration system that I believe is just heads above all others on the market. That is Berkey Water Filter systems. This system filters out 200+ contaminants from your water, to include chlorine, flouride, and arsenic, as well as heavy metals, just to name a few. I … Continue reading Water, water, pure filtered water
Monday, 3 Feb 2020, we had our vet appointment with our traditional vet. Right off the bat, she was thinking pancreatitis, as raw foods can lead to this. So, the techs came in and drew blood for bloodwork. Good news is her pancreas are clear. Next the vet is thinking kidneys, as some values were … Continue reading Zephyr’s diagnosis, surgery, and recovery