Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!

It's been in the 90's the past few days and I noticed Hiro is more lethargic. Doesn't eat his food all at once and it slow on walks. I guess it doesn't help that my AC is broken, but hopefully it will be fixed today! I wanted to keep Hiro in the kitchen last night since it's cooler but after 5 minutes, he started screaming. So I let him upstairs. Doesn't he know it's for his own good? =P During the day I keep him in the kitchen with a fan pointing at him.

Are your Shibas like this during the hot weather?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shirlington Dog Park

This past Sunday I took Hiro to his 2nd Shiba Inu meetup. There were 6 other Shibas there. Hiro met Kiba again and they immediately went at it! Here's a video!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rain Coat

A couple weekends ago, I picked up a rain coat for Hiro from Petco. It was only $9.99, so I thought..what the hey....
It looked like it was about to thunderstorm so i thought I'll try the raincoat on Hiro. wow, he took it really well. no fighting what so ever.
he did really well with it on. i was so proud! =)
if anyone's looking for a raincoat for their shiba, i recommend the one from Petco in size M.

Here's a pic of Hiro with his rain coat on. =)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pearly Whites

Lots of people have been commenting on how white Hiro's teeth are. I do brush his teeth about once a week. Sometimes I forgot, but he does get enough dog chews to help get rid of tarter. I give Hiro bully sticks, Himalayan dog chews, and also feeding raw helps. I highly recommend Cain & Able's Kissable dog tooth paste. It has a vanilla mint flavor. Hiro loves it! Here's a video of me brushing his teeth.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Allergy Supplements

After giving Hiro Aunt Jeni's All Natural Allergy Aid supplements, his eye goo is pretty much gone. Instead of giving your pup benedryl, I highly recommend an all natural supplement instead. =)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hiking at Sugarloaf

This past Saturday I took Hiro on his first real hike. We went to Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson Maryland. Our trail was over 4 miles, but not quite 5. I usually take Hiro around the trail at Seneca Creek Park but the trail there is very flat. Sugarloaf has some small rocks where you need to do some light climbing. I gotta say, Hiro did a lot better than his mommy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Natural Remedy

I went to Whole Pet Central yesterday to get Hiro a new harness. They sold EzyDog Products. I was surprised they were cheaper than what was being sold online. I'll have to post a pic of him in his new harness. He looks quite handsome. =)

As I was checking out, I asked the lady behind the counter if they had anything for seasonal allergies in dogs. She suggested getting the Allergy Aid by Aunt Jeni's and also a small carton of Goat's milk. The Goat's milk is suppose to boost the immune system and Allergy Aid tablets is suppose to help with scratching and ear/eye gunk. My main concern is the eye goop. Every morning Hiro has eye goop in both of his eyes. Instead of taking him to the vet where they're going to give him shots or steroids, I decided to go with the natural approach first and see how it goes. *crosses fingers*

Monday, May 2, 2011

Seasonal Allergies??

I think Hiro has season allergies. The past week, he's been sneezing, runny nose, pawing at his eye cause he has EYE GOOP!! This morning his eye goops looked really bad. I called the vet on Saturday and they recommend me bringing him in. That's a minimum $60 just for the check up and then also meds. O_o He has an appointment with the vet this Wednesday. Some people have been giving their dogs benedryl if they have seasonal allergies. I wonder if they give it to them everyday during the spring. I would hate to medicate Hiro for that long. Does your dog have seasonal allergies?