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Wonderful Wednesday: Louise = Love

DogDaz Zoo is sending you all the love in the world from our zoo to yours!

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: What A Boring Stupid Bowl

Mom made me watch something called the ‘Stupid Bowl.’

It was a real snoozer

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wordy Wednesday: Whose Nose Is Better?

Noses are so interesting, I decided to do a small study of them.

Did you know that cats have about 80 to 200 million odor-sensitive olfactory receptor cells in their nose? That sounds pretty amazing since humans only have about 5 million. That makes a cat’s sense of smell significantly better than humans. Cats also have an organ on the top of their mouth which helps them smell (I bet you didn’t know that).

Dogs have about  150 to 300 million odor-sensitive olfactory receptor cell depending on the breed. Dog’s super ability to smell is enhanced by their long snouts and also by the structure of their brains which is wired for smelling hundreds of different scents all at the same time. Dogs also have an extra organ in their nasal passages to help pick up smells.

It is an interesting debate regarding who has a better smell ability, cats or dogs. The more I read on the internet, the more different articles disagreed.

Who do you think has the better smelling ability – cats or dogs?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2019 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Long Afternoon

Some days just go on and on. There seems to be endless time between breakfast and dinner.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Lulu Update

We went back to visit the nice lady Veterinary specialist and she said that I am doing a lot better. She says that I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease* (IBD) of the upper and lower GI tract and Pancreatitis. Mom has been giving me B12 shots once a week for the last 6 weeks (I am not very happy about that) but they are now going to start to be once a month. They are decreasing my prednisone little by little, though I am going to be taking this for a long time. At my checkup appointment, I hid under the chair that Mom was sitting in so that the Dr would not see me (if I can’t see them, they can’t see me – right?).

Going to the Vet makes me scared and excited. I don’t like it very much. Thankfully, if I keep improving, I won’t have to go to often.

This prednisone stuff makes me super hungry. Mom finds me begging and scavenging for food, which I never did before. That was always Sofie and Charles’ deal. I have put back on some weight, which doesn’t bother me, but Mom is afraid the Dr is going to yell. And, I drink water all the time. All 3 dogs bowls and Charles’ little bowl are empty constantly. Mom is feeding me this expensive Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein (wet and dry), which the Dr says is the best for me, with an occasional hypoallergic dog treat. So far, it seems to be working.

I guess that is all for now. I am happy to be feeling better. Thank you all for the healing energy.

– Louise

*Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a condition that results when cells involved in inflammation and immune response infiltrate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This makes the wall of the GI tract thick and interferes with the bowels ability to move and absorb food. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association defines IBD as an inflammatory infiltration for which no specific cause can be found. This means they try to stop the inflammation and relieve the problem without ever really knowing why it happens. Approximately 50-70% of affected dogs have good long-term outcomes from initial treatment. IBD is not curable and flare-ups can happen throughout the dog’s life. (This is just for your information. I am not a vet or any kind of doctor. I am just a DogMom.)

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: How Many Days Until Xmas?

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 Sofie and Rudolph waiting for Santa Paws.

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Posted by on December 19, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: DogDaz Crazy Xmas Lights

I found a Sofie and Charles this year to add to the Louise guarding the house for the holidays.

And of course, there is always Mama and baby bear in the woods.

Good thing my neighbors know we are dog crazy.

How come I never find Christmas cat decorations? I guess I may have to make some for next year.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2018 in Dogs

 

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