Monday, August 27, 2007

What Was That Noise My Dog Just Made?

That sounded so wierd. It was kind of like a funny sneezing sound. And it came from my little chihuahua. He acted like he has something stuck in his throat and he is making a funny honking kind of sound. Well, both sounds can be very normal for a chi. Your first instinct though is to check and make sure that they have not eaten something that he shouldn't have. Next, once you see that things are alright, and he is still making this horrible honking sound, you can massage his neck a bit, to see if he calms down. This honking sound is normal. They also can make another sound which is called a "backwards sneeze". This is also normal. They have such a small neck and windpipes. Many people who take their chi's out on a leash outside choose to use a harness instead of a normal collar, which is easier for them. Don't be alarmed by the funny sounds they make. Just try and get them calmed down and soon, the noise will be gone.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Faithful Dog

Well, summer will soon be over with and school will be starting. In our household, we have become so darned busy, that my poor doggies must have thought that I forgot about them. No, not really. I am always here in the morning to give them breakfast and fresh water, but they are normally used to me coming home around noon every day and laying down a bit to rest and they get to have me all to themselves. However, this past 2 weeks have been really so busy that I have not been able to lay down and rest with my little chis. I have been running back and forth to the barn with my daughter to see her new horse, I have been taking my daughter to band camp and getting school clothes and such. But to be very honest, no matter what, my chis have greeted me with wagging tails no matter what. What special dogs they are. They are so loving. Now, once school starts next week, things will get back to normal. Won't that be grand?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Trying Another Flea Product

Over the weekend, I decided to try Frontline Plus on my Abbey dog. I really need to keep up with this flea situation because she digs so bad that she ends up with red spots on her skin. I am going to see how long this product lasts and am praying for success. Wish me luck.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Today my Abbey Dog is Going to the Groomer

Abbey is the funniest thing. She is a chi/terrier mix. She looks like a blonde twinkie and is a wonderful dog, very loving. I have had to take her to the groomers to keep up with her longer hair. Every time I put her in the car, I tell her that She is going to be a beauty queen. She has learned to associate this with her looking pretty, I guess. Everytime I look at her and ask her if she wants to be a beauty queen, she lifts up her ears, which normally never stand up and it looks so funny as she cocks her head to one side. Today, my Abbey is going to be a beauty queen. Smiles !!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Flea Problems AGAIN

This is my Abbey. Most of the time, we call her Abbolette. I don't know why but she knows her name either way. She is half chihuahua and half terrier. I have such a hard time with her and those darned fleas. I put some flea medicine on her, actually it was k-9 advantix on July 21st. Now, this is not cheap to use either. It is now 2 weeks and we are already seeing fleas AGAIN. I just don't know what else to try. I have tried them all with no success....unless you call 2 weeks a good deal for the price you pay on that flea med. If anyone else has something that really works, I would love to know what it is.....thanks