Microchip…..or to not Microchip?

Bells Shows her Microchip getting scanned

Do you really need a microchip for your dog or cat?

A microchip is a rice grain sized pellet that is injected under the skin of your pet that allows the animal to be traced back to the owner if the pet becomes lost or escapes his/her confines.  The whole procedure at your vet, from parking the car to hugging the receptionist good bye takes less than a half hour.  Is it painful?  Consider what you might feel if donating blood, that’s it.  The deal includes a tag with a phone number to call and a chip ID if the animal is discovered by a person without a scanner. (Most shelters and animal control agents carry a scanner that recognizes the chip).

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Help! My Dog is Scooting! How to deal with your pet’s anal glands.

Anal glands!  Eeew.

At one point in the evolution of domestic dogs and cats these were the little stink flags that marked an animal’s territory.  They had a function.  Today, they are the source of our pets’ fascination with sniffing each others butts and the sole reason they insist on long disgusting pauses during a walk, to get a snoot full of another animal’s droppings.  It’s not the poo; it’s the scent of the anal glands.

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Yellow Dog Project

Addison Yellow leashAlex, I’ll take ancient American Music Makers for 100 please.

The answer:  (Whoa) Tie a yellow ribbon ‘round the old oak tree.

Go on, sing it!!

It’s been three long years, do you still want me?

Who were Tony Orlando and Dawn?

By some standards (not mine), 1973 was an ancient time.  But like some things old, suddenly they can become new again.  Yellow ribbons are back and you may begin to see them strapped to dog leashes all over the Low Country.

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