Ever since David Letterman popularized his "Top Ten" lists, just about everybody with any kind of a forum of interest has jumped into the fray. Some of these lists are merely derived from someone's personal impressions of what should be on their list, while many others are based on some sort of factual database. This week's issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats is adapted from an e-mail I received from "Dr. Jon," a small animal practitioner who writes a regular publication which I will reference a bit later. Dr. Jon presents data that were accumulated by Trupanion, one of numerous pet health insurance companies.
As you read through this list, many of you will recognize these conditions as ones you have had experience with through the course of your dog ownership. As any dog owner is well aware, dogs can get themselves into all sorts of trouble, depending on the nature of the dog, the amount and quality of supervision by the owner, and whether or not the dog has just been plain unlucky enough to be exposed to an infectious disease beyond the owner's control.
This issue won't be as long as a normal one since Helpful Buckeye is taking Sunday off (my normal publishing day) so that I can drive down to Phoenix to pick up Desperado at the airport. We will then spend a few days in the Phoenix area...I've planned these days to include several surprise venues for Desperado's enjoyment.
One bit of house-keeping left over from last week's issue on "What NOT to feed your dog": A long-time reader in Florida (my Aunt Cathy, Sam's lovable "mother") e-mailed me a question about the bread dough problem for dogs. She wondered if the problem was with raw or already baked bread dough. Well, that was a good question because the article I referenced didn't say which it was. The article should have specified that the concern is with raw bread dough. Good question!
http://questionsondogsandcats.blogspot.com/search/label/Pet%20Health%20Insurance This reference includes 10 different issues in which the topic of pet health insurance was discussed, so...you should be able to find whatever you're looking for in the way of pet health insurance.
The LA DODGERS pulled off one of the biggest trades in the history of baseball last night with the Boston Red Sox. Whether or not this will help us overtake the SF Giants remains to be seen. However, it does serve as a message to the rest of the National League that the Dodgers are again going to be a major player.
Helpful Buckeye was treated to a very nice dinner last night, while Desperado was out of town, by the coconut cream pie lady and her husband...thanks for that!
A couple of positive and forward-looking quotes for this week...how can you lose if you follow these thoughts?: