Older dogs and dogs that have to take lots of medications can struggle with what I call BBD – Bad Belly Day. Lula was on so many medications that she often had bouts of nausea and diarrhea. Some days she just did not want to eat. One of my neighbors suggested 100% pumpkin. She had […]
Hip dysplasia, arthritis, ruptured ACLs or even amputation often result in early euthanasia for large dogs. There are several techniques, adaptive equipment and resources that can allow a beloved large breed pet to live a happy and productive life with mobility issues. These issues do not need to put undue physical or financial burden on a pet’s family. There are lots of resources and ideas that require a little ingenuity and re-purposing of common items.
As Lula aged, her hip dysplacia and ruptured ACLs became more of a problem for her and her ability to get around. Here are a few of the necessities I discovered: Baby crib mattress – Lula was huge and she was not only too big for regular dog beds, they were too soft and did […]
My name is Lula and I am a big brown “bear” (Chessie) As originally published in “The Misadventures of Lula – Rescue Chessie (http://lularescuechessie.wordpress.com/) August, 2009 – My story starts somewhere near Duluth, MN where the workers of a recycling center found me tied to their gate on a Monday morning in August of 2009. […]