We had an accident the other day. Dex and Jack were rough housing in the backyard like they love to do these days when we let them in and saw this:
Dexter’s hair was ripped right out of his head! Luckily there was no skin missing. It was a pure bald spot. It was leaking clear fluid from the roots being ripped out so we cleaned it up and Polysporin it. (After I freaked out and Facetimed my mom to discuss if we should bring him to the vet of course) Dexter didn’t act like anything had happened at all. Weird because if you accidentally touch his toes while walking he acts as if you broke them all…but rip his hair out and it’s ok.
This is what it looks like a week later. He’s been scratching a bit but it’s healing well and his hair is starting to grow back.
Good thing he’s got so much husky fur! It’s almost hard to see from the front of him.
Jack likes to nibble with his front teeth on people and dogs. He’s pretty gentle but when he was a pup he gave Dex a small bald spot from pulling Dexter’s cheek every time they played. The only thing we can think of that happened was that Jack was nibbling Dex and Dex pulled away quickly while Jack was still holding on. I can’t think of any other explanation.
So we’ve put a halt on rough housing until Dexter’s head heals. It’s pretty tender and the last thing we need is a big shepherd tooth cutting it open. The boys aren’t to happy with the outcome.1 comment Health Tips
Did you know that sauerkraut is the best probiotic you and your dog can eat? Well it is!
For those of you who don’t know what sauerkraut is- sauerkraut is made by combining finely shredded cabbage with salt, packing the ingredients very tightly into a container and allowing it to ferment for a few weeks. Sauerkraut contains 13 strains of bacteria and about 100 times more probiotic than most supplements. The best part, we pay $3 for a big jar pre-made or you can make your own for even less!
Some of the benefits of giving your dog sauerkraut as a probiotic are:
We give about 4 tbsp daily and surprisingly, Jack and Dexter eat it up. They don’t eat it funny or leave it because of the smell. Even if I just put down sauerkraut they lick it up. I was very surprise the first few times!
Dont forget to check the label of the sauerkraut you buy. Don’t buy wine sauerkraut or flavoured sauerkraut! Get as natural as possible or just make your own which is the best way to get the full benefit and to be sure that all those good bacteria are intact.
What kinds of probiotic do you give your dogs? Dexter also loves yogurt.Leave a comment Raw Learning
We moved into our new house April 1st and mom and dad have been busy renovating the inside. Mom says it’s a dump and I’m not allowed to roll on the carpet in the sunroom (the carpet is being replaced with hardwood this weekend). At least we have a backyard to run around in even though mom still has to pull up the patio stones and lay grass for us! Don’t forget everything else on my backyard list mom!
So what have Jack and I been doing? Rough housing! It starts off racing around:
Then we do some cheek biting:
Then it gets serious! I give jack a right hook:
Then I give him a left hook:
But then Jack puts me in a head-lock!
Bugger. This is what we do while mom and dad work on the inside of our house. So far we have an almost finished bedroom and bathroom. Mom’s painting again this weekend and hopefully then we will have an entry and dining room complete too! Take your time mom, Jack and I are fine out here!7 comments Dexter's Days