Flea Meds Dosage Chart

Flea Med Dosages for Cats & Dogs

September 25, 2016

Dosing guide for cats and dogs for several common flea medications.

Boogee, my deaf boy

Deaf Dog Humor

August 25, 2015

I stumbled over this list of things owners of deaf dogs know all too well, but maybe didn’t realize about themselves. You Know You Have A Deaf Dog When … Your dog ignores you by turning his head. Your dog doesn’t care if her favorite toy has a squeaky or not. Your dog likes to […]

Treating canine constipation

Simple Canine Constipation Remedies

September 19, 2014

Having recently been through this, I researched remedies for canine constipation and here’s what I found (in no particular order). Select ONE remedy to try. The combination of remedies can cause things to go the other way and create severe diarrhea which could result in dehydration. If the problem continues for more than a few days, if there’s blood […]

Eating horse manure can be dangerous to your dog

February 25, 2012

Have you ever stopped to consider that the ivermectin you use to treat your horses for parasites could be dangerous to dogs that eat horse manure? We know how dogs love horse manure. So in hindsight, it makes sense that ivermectin in horse manure could pose a danger… and here is one such story.

Faith in motion

August 5, 2010

Well folks, Faith has left Brantford! She flew out of Ontario yesterday afternoon to Calgary, the first stop on her journey to freedom. As we speak, she is starting the final leg to her new home in BC. BSL will not be hanging over her head anymore. From Faith’s perspective, she is a dog like […]

Observations on Country

July 4, 2010

I left the city for the country 17 years ago — for the peace and tranquility, but there is certainly a lot of activity among the various species that I could easily not notice. But once I see it, I realize the country is just as busy as the city, but in a different way. The city is full of the sounds of cars and people and the noise associated with that. Stepping outside on a warm summer evening after a rain, the sounds of the frogs and cicada and such is practically deafening. Other nights, the quiet is so large it seems deafening if you can imagine.

An update on “one who always smiles”

April 22, 2010

I have to admit that I am always smitten by the underdog rescues. The ones that can test your meddle, but heap you with such passionate rewards. And when the opportunity arises to see the success of such efforts, it’s breathtaking and wordless at the same time.

Saving Brindi: Because I can

April 2, 2010

Because the morning afforded it, I spent a little extra time in bed this morning snuggling with Ike and Maude, two of my rescued dogs. They aren’t anything special. They were born in the woods to a dog who had been dumped on the side of the road. They will likely live their whole lives and pass meaning very little to anyone… except me.

Saving Brindi: To sue or not to sue?

March 31, 2010

WHAT IF the city impounded your pet and wouldn’t let you have visitation… what would you do? WHAT IF your only alternative to save your pet from euthanasia was to sue the city… would you do it?

What is the problem with the no-kill movement?

March 26, 2010

Let’s be clear: we are not killing homeless animals because they are homeless. We are not killing them because their population has exceeded available space in the pounds. We are not killing them because we have not instituted the proper programs and protocols. We are killing them for one reason: because they are not human.

EPA: More pets injured by flea and tick products

March 26, 2010

Products intended to treat cats and dogs for fleas and ticks kill hundreds of pets each year and injure tens of thousands, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday as it outlined plans to make the products safer. The EPA said it will develop stricter testing and evaluation requirements for flea and tick treatments that are applied to a pet’s skin. The agency also will begin reviewing labels to determine which ones need to say more clearly how to use the products.

The Happy Act (H.R.3501) for Pet Owners

March 26, 2010

OpenCongress.org is a simple and easy way to let your representative know how important passing H.R. 3501 is to our local communities. Here is why…. since the down turn of our economy more cats, dogs and large animals are being surrendered, left – behind or abandoned.

CAGE 18 — FEMALE MIX, 6 MOS.

March 25, 2010

CAGE 18 — FEMALE MIX, 6 MOS. That’s about all she was to anyone… except someone gave her the name Petra. Her photo was taken to put on the internet with the others.

Passion. What happens when it crashes?

March 11, 2010

People are often admired for their passion to a cause, a belief, an idea; respected even. But what of the passions that fail, falling short of their mark, their goal. Where does that energy go? I am in the throes of just such a failure (though my friend Viktor would tell me it is not a failure, but an outcome).

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels…

March 11, 2010

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.

So, what’s new this week?

February 17, 2010

So, what’s new this week? Here’s a small capsule from the Bit-by-Bit Ranch…