Jack

Jack Loses a Toe

Jack Loses a Toe

Jack has lost a toe…no it hasn’t been misplaced, it’s been amputated.     Our story begins a few months ago when we started taking Jack to a dog gym/vet who offered water treadmill therapy. His hind end has been getting weaker and our regular vet suggested some additional... »

SlimDoggy Jack Health Update

SlimDoggy Jack Health Update

We’ve had some health issues with both Jack & Maggie lately and a lot has happened since our last post about them, so I thought I’d provide an update and outlook. I’ll start with Jack and provide a post for Maggie after her Doctor’s appointment this week.     J... »

2015 in Review

2015 in Review

For the 2014 New Year, we asked our readers to share a photo of their dogs proclaiming their resolutions for the year. Many of you participated and we hope you go back and look at your resolutions and see how you did.   Last year, we didn’t make any ‘formal’ resolutions for 20... »

Jack’s Letter to Santa

Jack’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I have been an EXCELLENT dog this year and have followed every single one of the house rules. Mom even wrote about it: “Rule Follower and Rule Breaker” so there is documented proof.   I have: Followed mom everywhere she goes as closely as I can even though it gets crowde... »

SlimDoggy Jack’s 5 Favorite Activities

SlimDoggy Jack’s 5 Favorite Activities

I have to admit that Maggie has been getting most of the attention around the house lately…and many of our blog posts are related to her and her care. Jack is demanding equal time, so today is Jack’s day, devoted to all things Jack. We thought a good place to start would be a review of h... »

Special Care for your Senior Pets

Special Care for your Senior Pets

We have had nothing but senior pets in our family since we adopted Becca in 2009. Tino was already eleven when we adopted her after our Sally passed at age 12 and Becca was 8 at the time. Jack and Maggie were both around 8 when we adopted them too, so we have lots of experience in caring for senior ... »

Feel a Lump?  Don’t Wait, Aspirate.

Feel a Lump? Don’t Wait, Aspirate.

You may have heard that saying from your vet, or you may have been told “Let’s watch it”. Certainly it’s your choice whether you pay the money to have a lump aspirated and tested or wait for it to grow or change…we’re just suggesting it’s better to be safe r... »

Is Jack Going Deaf?

Is Jack Going Deaf?

Friends have asked how Jack is doing through all of the family upheaval surrounding Maggie’s illness. Jack can be an anxious dog, but we’ve worked to keep his routine the same which alleviates his anxiety. He still gets his morning walk at the park, sometimes with Maggie, sometimes just ... »

Changes to our Routine: Casual Walking

Changes to our Routine: Casual Walking

Since Maggie was diagnosed with OSA, we’ve been adjusting our exercise routine with her. We’ve stopped running with her and reduced the length and speed of her daily walks. Jack has benefited from our reduced routine since his age is starting to show and he doesn’t really need to r... »

How to Tell if Your Dog is Happy

How to Tell if Your Dog is Happy

We have had five dogs over the course of the 20+ years we’ve lived in California. We started with Sally, who we got as a sweet little 8 week old pup. Then we added Tino about 2 years later. When Sally passed away we adopted Becca, when Tino passed away we adopted Jack and then when Becca passe... »