Deaf dogs are amazing creatures and I am a better person because my life has been graced with two deaf dogs. I know from personal experience that deaf dogs can accomplish anything a hearing dog can. Deaf dogs can learn dozens of hand signs, become Canine Good Citizens, compete in agility, perform . . .
Toxicidad de medicamentos Otra causa de sordera poca conocida o discutida son los efectos secundarios (no intencionales) de ciertas drogas o medicamentos. Algunos antibióticos, sobretodo aquellos en la categoría aminoglucósidos, puede producir sordera al ser usados inapropiadamente (como . . .
Deaf dog safety is a passion of mine, and the reason is simple: our deaf dogs depend on us to keep them out of danger in ways that hearing dogs don't. Uncontrolled access to open areas because of faulty locks or fencing, speeding cars that can't be heard and other sudden environmental changes are . . .
Welcome to Heartworm Awareness Month! Though many deaf dogs are at risk of contracting heartworm disease every month of every year, April is a perfect time to start a conversation about keeping our deaf dogs healthy! Here in South Florida, mosquitoes aren’t a seasonal pest that comes around for a . . .
Thoughts on bunny ears, being a male pet bogger and the value of authenticity With the arrival of every holiday, which seem to come faster every month, the vast majority of my pet blogging peers write holiday-themed posts and with each one they write, I feel a small pit in my stomach. I experience . . .
For some pretty obvious reasons, living with a deaf dog is different than living with a hearing dog. Communication is an important example. Humans instinctively depend on our voice to communicate but since our deaf dogs can’t hear us, we forge ahead and learn to use our hands to talk to them. There . . .
So you've adopted the perfect puppy, the one with a smiling, squishable face, a tail that wags at the speed of light and that intoxicating puppy breath! You've stocked up on bowls, holistic food, a crate, bed, leash, collar and name tag. You've filled a box with toys of all sorts: stuffy, rubbery, . . .
Deaf dogs "listen" with their eyes. If he's not looking at you, then he can't "hear" you when you sign to him. Here's how to teach your deaf dog to watch you! When communicating with a deaf dog, we need to flip two switches in our simple human brain. First, we have to stop being lazy and . . .
I am a rotational feeder which means, among many other things, I am always seeking more options for my dogs’ food bowls. Kibble, canned, raw, dehydrated; I alternate each of these food types into Edison & Co. diet. Every day, I offer something new for them to sniff, lick, chew, gnaw, or in the . . .
We live in an age when seemingly every week folks are celebrating “National Something-Or-Other Day”. Some of these events seems silly, some feel like a ploy straight out of a PR or marketing playbook and others, well gosh, National Drink Wine Day sounds like any random Tuesday for me. I don’t know . . .