Uh-oh, stomach pain

Luna wasn’t feeling well on Friday.

stomach pain

Dr. Kim thinks there are two things going on with her: 1) she probably has a strain/sprain in her hind end from when she was running that day, and 2) we may be dealing with Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome because of her stomach pain and other bathroom issues.  We’ve been dealing with the toileting issues for a while now, which we’ve been trying to manage with the vet’s help, but the stomach pain/tenderness is new.  She’s currently on Flagyl and Pepcid and on a sensitive stomach diet, but I’m not so sure it’s working.  This will apparently be a continuing saga.

In the meantime, I’ve been doing some research on Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and will have a post up shortly in Learning.  I’d love to hear your input if you’ve had the same or similar issues.

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Activity trackers for your dog are the new trend

pet activity trackerDo you have an itch to track your pup’s fitness?  Take a look around, and chances are you’ll see many people sporting a Fitbit or other fitness/activity tracker.  But what about Fido?  Yep, there’s one for your dog, too, and the trend is growing.

The American Pet Products Association reports that Americans spent more than $58 billion on their pets last year, with a projected $60-plus billion to be shelled out this year. Electronics companies, therefore, are wise to invest in smart gadgets not only for the human, but for the equally important pet.  Dogs and cats, then, are getting “smarter.”

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Bueller? Bueller?

So, I was absent from BlogPaws 2015.  “Why?” you ask.  Well the answer is quite simple: I just started this blog in April, and I just didn’t know about it until it was too late.  Plus, it was in Nashville, and I just couldn’t swing it from Seattle.  I could give you many more excuses, but that’s exactly what they would be: excuses.

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Life Lessons from a Greyhound: Stop to Smell the Roses

greyhound rosesSpring is in the air in the Pacific Northwest with Summer quickly moving in, and with it comes the dreaded “spring cleaning.”  Indoors, it’s a time for me to move the furniture around, hunt down those dust-bunnies, and deep clean.  In backyard, I see weeds that need to be pulled, patio furniture that that needs to be scrubbed with OxiClean, and concrete that needs to be power washed.  The list gets longer the more I look around.  When will I have the time, along with my day job, mom job, blog job, etc. to do all of this?  Furthermore, do I really want to do it?

Luna, on the other hand, took this past week as an opportunity to show me what life is all about.

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