Wednesday, May 18, 2016

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: All Ears

Astrid wanted to capture a nice shot of her ear for this (Almost) Wordless Wednesday.


Soon enough, someone came over to keep her company.


Can you spot the pair of ears photobombing Astrid?



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Our Tip of the Day:
Yesterday I mentioned the importance of knowing the normal vital signs of a cat, and the benefit of being able to check them at home should the need arise. Of course, the same goes for your dog. Just as with a cat, you can try to feel for your dog's heartbeat just behind their front leg, or wherever it feels strongest on their chest (especially in large dogs, you might have to try moving your hand around to find where the heart beat feels strongest). You can check their respiration rate by observing the rising and falling of their chest, and carefully check rectal temperature with a digital thermometer (again, with Vaseline are another safe lubricant on the probe). A normal resting heart rate for a dog can range anywhere from 60 to 140 beats per minute, with larger dogs on the lower end and smaller dogs on the higher end. Resting respiration rates in dogs can range from 10 to 35 breaths per minute. Dog's temperatures are similar to cats, typically ranging around 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in mind that a dog's heart and respiration rates will be elevated after a walk or play session. If these rates are elevated when your dog has not been exerting itself, or if you have any other concerns, consult your veterinarian.

13 comments:

  1. Well, yeah, those are impressive ears! And yeah, we see the photobomb ears, but that IS a pretty minor photobomb. MOL!

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  2. Astrid, that was so nice of you to show us your ear and of course, Evan, that was very smart of you to get your ears in there too. Too Cute. You all have a wonderful day.

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  3. MOL! We love the ear-bomb by Evan. :)

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  4. Cute ears-Astrid and Evan :) I love photo bombs. Another great tip.

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  5. Oh yes, took me a moment, but I do see Evan popping up in the background

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  6. Aaaaaaaw She looks so cute. And like she's got her eyes on somethin' innerestin' too.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  7. Aw, how nice of Evan to keep Astrid company. Window gazing is always more fun with a friend. :)

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  8. Bow wow, this is so cute! My name is Christmas and I am a 2 year old Dachshund running for da mayor of Blogville! My momma donates to doggy rescues every time someone joins our blog www.pawprovince.com so do you think you could give us a follow? Thanks!

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  9. I had to scoot in real close to the screen but I finally spotted Evan!

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  10. Dogs like window whiffies too? Where's Evan?

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  11. The second photo is totally priceless. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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