TikiOnTheBed

There’s an animal in the bed

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland. During these winter nights, I have many a friend who shares the bed with their beloved four pawed companion(s), little—or in some cases, not so little—furry ...
Animal Abuse What to do

Animal abuse: what to do?

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland. When I was visiting the State of Virginia, I read that their Attorney General had just created the nation’s first attorney general’s Animal Law Unit. ...
BearSnowBalls

Frostbite and Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, 
Nederland. When there’s lots of snow, it’s easy to run outside and play for hours in this winter wonderland, taking our beloved pups with us for some good outdoors ...
Muzzles

Mountain Critters : Muzzles

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland. Recently I had a lovely conversation with friends discussing muzzles and how they have used them with their pups to help alter less desirable behaviors. Muzzles ...
ADogsLife Tiki

A Dog’s Life: Tiki

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Many of you may remember I wrote an article about my dog Tiki last year and her struggles with life. Tiki started to lose the ability to walk around Halloween; ...
DogsGrass

Mountain Critters : Why dogs eat grass

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  I’ve had several people come up to me and ask “Why does my dog eat grass?” While we can never really know without them telling us, we can speculate. ...
Luv Bear

Mountain Critters : Happy Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.     Many of us realize our dogs are much happier when out and about, engaged in sniffing, hiking, chasing squirrels, and playing with their favorite canine ...
Tiki Bee Sting

Ants, Bees, and Dogs

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.     When I was teaching agility one day and talking with a student, out of the blue I heard buzz, buzz—and then wham, was stung in my arm pit. The little ...