Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Winter is A Coming!

Dad & I went to the hardware store.. time to stock up on wood pellets!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mitral Valve Disease

During our vet visit with Oskar, the vet advised that Oskar's "heart" murmur was a bit more pronounced. This condition is called mitral valve disease. 80% of heart disease seen in dogs is mitral valve disease & is found to be more common in small dogs. Early signs of a leaking valve is usually a heart murmur. Blood goes backward through the leaking valve into the left atrium. Thankfully, a heart murmur does not mean heart failure is imminent, but as time goes on, the leak becomes more severe. The earliest sign of heart failure is hacking cough, lack of stamina, and/or gagging. A leaky heart valve can be replaced in humans, but usually not feasible in dogs. There are drugs that will improve heart function. Thankfully, we are to monitor Osk & see if he begins to show pronounced symptoms. Until then, no treatment is required at this time.

Luv this T-Shirt!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oskar had an impromptu appt with Dr. Condon, the dawgtor...he has another skin infection. Medicated baths & antibiotics for the next little whilte.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

You Can't See Me, Right??

Cause I can't see you!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Rain, Rain....Go Away!!!

The weatherman says lots of rain tomorrow! Good thing we have our umbrella on stand-by!!