Leishmaniasis: All You Should Know – Part IV

Introduction to the Series Important Note: I’ve done my best to keep this post informative and accurate. Be aware that I am neither a doctor, a veterinarian, nor a biologist, and that my knowledge of biology and medicine is limited to what I learnt in high school and what I may …

Leishmaniasis: All You Should Know – Part III

Introduction to the Series Important Note: I’ve done my best to keep this post informative and accurate. Be aware that I am neither a doctor, a veterinarian, nor a biologist, and that my knowledge of biology and medicine is limited to what I learnt in high school and what I may …

Leishmaniasis: All You Should Know – Part II

Introduction to the Series Important Note: I’ve done my best to keep this post informative and accurate. Be aware that I am neither a doctor, a veterinarian, nor a biologist, and that my knowledge of biology and medicine is limited to what I learnt in high school and what I …

Leishmaniasis: All You Should Know – Part I

Introduction to the Series Important Note: I’ve done my best to keep this post informative and accurate. Be aware that I am neither a doctor, a veterinarian, nor a biologist, and that my knowledge of biology and medicine is limited to what I learnt in high school and what I …

Dealing with a Broken Ankle and a Dog

If you’ve read the previous post, you’ll probably remember that at the end of February I had the misfortune of breaking my ankle as I was going down some stairs. Unfortunately, despite the stairs having no more than 3 steps, I had a bad fall and a pretty awful break. …

The Dilemma: Should You Spay / Neuter Your Dog?

Our Back Story A year and a half ago, before Nix came into our lives, Manel and I knew that we wanted to spay our future dog. My previous dog, Syd, was an intact female which had to be spayed at 9 years of age, after suffering a pyometra (uterus infection) …

Safe Car Travel with Dogs

You may remember that before Nix came into our lives, we had no car. We mainly moved around using public transport and borrowed a car whenever we needed one. However, about 4 or 5 months after Nix joined our family, we felt the need for a car more acutely, and …

Helping your Dog Deal with Fireworks

Fireworks are beatiful to see, but they can be very scary for dogs, so it’s important to do our best to help our four-legged friends deal with them. Even if your dog doesn’t fear them now, he may do so when he grows older, so I think it’s important to …

Furminator: The Best Dog Brush We’ve Tried

Important note: During this post, I’ll talk and refer to the Furminator as a brush. However, it is marketed as a de-shedding tool. During the late spring and early summer months dogs tend to shed a lot of hair. About a couple of weeks ago, Nix reached the shedding peak. …

Another Lesson Learnt: We’d Better Avoid Cheese

As I explained in last week’s post, Nix has been having some stomach issues of (so far) unclear cause. Last Tuesday we stopped giving her any kind of medication. Fortunately, it seemed like she had recovered, as she didn’t throw up… until Friday night. On Friday we invited my aunt …