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Waiting two heat cycles before a spay

Waiting two heat cycles before a spay

The big push to spay and neuter our pets, in particular before puberty, was brought about as a response to the explosion of stray dogs and cats without homes.  Overtime the suggestion that dogs and cats should be fixed has evolved because it’s healthier. I did a little digging and found cases advising to delay…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, April 20, 2017
Puppy socialization – the rule of 12

Puppy socialization – the rule of 12

Puppy Orbit comes home to join our pack Orbit came home to us at 14 weeks.  This was a new concept for me to wait that long.  There were several reasons.  I had to wait for her to get all her shots and tests.  Also her breeder wanted to make sure Orbit was well socialized…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, March 2, 2017
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Always Bring the Tuna Fudge Biscuits

Always Bring the Tuna Fudge Biscuits

Off leash adventures means high value treats San Diego is fortunate to have the largest off leash dog park in the nation.  And we make full use of it.  I have 4 simple rules. Rule #1:  Do not use the main gate. Simply because it’s chaotic.  You have dogs of all sizes coming in from…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, February 27, 2017
Love and Pain … and Strength in 2016

Love and Pain … and Strength in 2016

Showing up Every year before Christmas with family, Jason and I celebrate our own tradition over crab legs at home.  We get the biggest juiciest legs we can find at Costco and enjoy them over dinner and wine. Normal is normal We started off strong.   A mini vacation to San Francisco.  Then camping with…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, December 24, 2016
Boston Terriers Skateboarding in Beziers

Boston Terriers Skateboarding in Beziers

These dogs are awesome! I don’t know about you but the politics and drama that happen every day are enough to make a person’s head spin.  So I thought we should interject today’s daily politics with a little palette cleanser.   Dogs who can skate. So apparently there are three dogs in Beziers (town in…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 28, 2016
Easy Home Cooked Dog Food Recipe – Ground Pork with Yams, Squash and Kale

Easy Home Cooked Dog Food Recipe – Ground Pork with Yams, Squash and Kale

Whole food is good for dogs too Ingredients: 10 pounds of ground pork 1 yam 1 bag or 1 bundle of kale 1/2 butternut squash Directions STEP 1:  Cook Food Saute ground pork in olive oil until fully cooked Cut up yam and squash into roughly 2 inch sized pieces – this speeds up the…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, October 24, 2016
IKEA commercial featuring a Boston Terrier

IKEA commercial featuring a Boston Terrier

I could watch this over and over.  I am pretty sure this is what kind of trouble my two gremlins get into when they are home alone. https://youtu.be/aPwYklV2z6c

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 28, 2016
Ruffwear Front Range Harness

Ruffwear Front Range Harness

Rugged, functional and comfortable Price: $39.95 Maggie’s Measurements:  Weight 16.4 lb Girth: 18″ Neck: 12.5″ Back length: 18″ Harness size: XS Orbits’s Measurements:  Weight 15.8 lb Girth: 18″ Neck: 12.5″ Back length: 16.5″ Harness size: XS We first ran into the Ruffwear brand through REI.  And when I see Ruffwear gear, I immediately associate it…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 28, 2016
Vet Visits and Medication: Carpofren (Rimadyl) Is it safe for dogs?

Vet Visits and Medication: Carpofren (Rimadyl) Is it safe for dogs?

Side Effects Include Possible Death Warning:  This post is a bit of a rant.  Ok.  I take it back.  It’s a complete rant. So here’s the thing.  If ONE of the side effects of any prescribed medication is “Taking this May Cause Death”, would you take it?  Chances are no.  Or you would pause and…

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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 20, 2016
Raw Dog Food Recipe With Links to Resources

Raw Dog Food Recipe With Links to Resources

Basic Components of My Raw Dog Food Recipe There are different philosophies to feeding raw food.  I won't go into that here.  Rather I'll just present the rough formula I follow. 80/10/10 ratio = Meat + Bone + Organ  What this means is that in any batch of food I make, it will be composed of...
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By MaggieLovesOrbit, September 12, 2016
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