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Meet World’s Smallest Dog, Beyonce: Almost Too Cute To Be Real
Beyonce (pictured here) fit in a spoon when she was born.
If you’re a dog lover (and I’m guessing that you might be which is why you landed here at our brand new blog, Babble Pets!), you have seen a cute dog or two. And you’ve likely seen a small, even tiny pooch a bunch of times before. But what you’re about to see just might go over the limit on the cuteness meter.
My daughter, Kate is an animal whisperer. Every since she was little she has always intuitively known when something was wrong with one of our pets. She always knows when Hayley's blood sugar is dipping low and she can use a snack. She knew when our Lily was feeling ill. She even knows when one of the dogs has to use the yard.
So, of course it was Kate who discovered a smallish, golfball sized lump on Django's neck. It isn't exactly the top of her neck as much as it is the side, close to her eft shoulder.
All the times that Django sprawls all over me on the couch and I pet her, I never noticed it. Kate asked me to feel and I immediately felt a sense of dread. No one wants to find a lump on their dog ... ever.
The writer and researched in me immediately ran to Google and I read all about how lipomas (fatty tumors) are very common on dogs, especially once they hit a certain age. Django is 6, far from elderly, but still no spring chicken. Even before I Googled it, I was hop…
If you are a pet owner, chances are that you have been through a vacuum or two. For me, getting a new vacuum hasn't just been a casual decision. I have gone through at least 5 since moving to our home 4 1/2 years ago. When we first moved in, there was so much reconstruction going on (which seemed to last forever) that I vacuumed about twice a day.
We only had Hayley back then and she didn't shed much. However, when she acquired fleas, I became almost obsessive in vacuuming. (I also learned the hard way how vital flea preventatives are!) This might account for how many vacuums I went through but I also could never find one that worked as well as I wanted it to work.
When we adopted Django and she became a part of our family, that brought the vacuum to a whole new level. She has slept in our bed since her first night home and also grabs a seat beside us on the couch, so I needed full back-up just to keep a handle on the sheer amount of fur that leaves her Labrador body on a daily…
Winter is here and so is the cold. Here are 6 tips to
avoid a chilly trip to the vet’s office! During these winter months it can be challenging to keep our
pets healthy and happy. The cold weather often brings a slew of things to watch
out for when it comes to keeping Fido and Fluffy out of trouble. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM offers a few essentials to get your
furry friend through these cold months without a trip to the vet’s office: 1. When using ice melting products like Rock salt and De-icing
chemicals, spritz your pet’s feet with water when they come back inside to
avoid irritation of their skin and paws. Signs of ingestion include excess
drooling, depression and vomiting. 2. Antifreeze is deadly for pets. Clean up spills/leaks
immediately and make sure that it is stored in a sealed container locked in a
secured cabinet. If you think your pet has consumed anti-freeze, this is a true
life or death emergency! Go to your vet ASAP and call ahead while you are on
your way! 3. Keep your pets pr…