To Tape or Not to Tape

Posted on December 11, 2014 by CJ Robinson | 0 Comments

So many people have asked us about the taping on Sedona's ears. Being a first time boxer mom with Dakota I had not idea that you could tape their ears to give them a natural set or fall. So she has flying ears. With Montana her ears automatically set perfectly and again I had no idea about taping. With Sedona she has the flying nun ears, meaning they are back and out instead of forward and close to her head with a crease in the middle. You can set a puppy's ears up until the teething has stopped. To remedy this you have to tape the ears. there are a couple of different way:

The first is shown by the breeder Lina Anderson of Boxers of Palo Mesa  (Copy and Paste this link into your browser)

The second is what we did with Sedona as her ears were more stubborn and it worked really well. Be sure to watch the video a few times to get it right, I did not use the lighter fluid, I just used medical tape.

By Vondenpegenbogenkriegern (Copy and Paste this link into your browser)

Things you will need: Patience, medical tape and taping skills, lol. Watch each video a few times before you attempt to tape your puppy's ears because they all don't have a lot of patience.


Here you can see the difference from the before to the after.

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Why We Love Wheatgrass!

Posted on April 29, 2014 by CJ Robinson | 0 Comments

With Dakota fighting her auto-immune disease her breath has been pretty smelly and I am concerned about the long term effects of the meds on her liver, etc. So we have discovered that wheatgrass is a great way to help combat all of this. I first bought fresh wheatgrass pressed from my local organic shop. I put it in a syringe and put it in her mouth, she wasn't too resistant to it and didn't spit it all over me which was great. But what I found really funny is Montana came up the syringe and started to lick the end. I said ok you want to try some too? Sure enough she LOVES it. Both girls get about an ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice every morning. I bought a hand press and am growing wheatgrass for them. Whatever it takes to keep my girls as healthy as can be.
Wheatgrass for pets is a treat! But it shouldn’t be. It should be a part of their daily diet. Both of my cats absolutely love wheatgrass. I get fresh trays from my local farmers market for them. As soon as I bring it home they run straight too it and put their face in it, sniffing and rubbing it. It’s more appealing to them then catnip. It's like they just know that they should have it. And I'm telling you, they go absolutely bonkers for it!
The benefits of wheatgrass for pets are the same for humans. It will help to detoxify and purify their blood, remove body odors, give them energy, and provide essential nutrients to their body.
Here are some of the wheatgrass benefits for pets
  • Nutritionally complete food
  • Studies by scientists have shown it to never be toxic in animals or humans
  • Gives energy & stamina
  • Reverses illness
  • Protection of toxins- including aging and combats free radicals
  • Rejuvenates blood
  • Helps shed pounds by detoxifying the body
  • DNA repair
  • Blood cleansing and building abilities of chlorophyll
  • Builds blood and stimulates circulation
  • Stimulates and regenerates the liver
  • Deodorizes body
Wheatgrass is absolutely safe for pets. All pets. This includes dogs, cats, hamsters, etc. In fact, because it has so many nutrients and a high concentration of chlorophyll it will do nothing but good for them. Cats and dogs can digest the wheatgrass fiber well, unlike humans, which bodies do better with wheatgrass juice.
Here are some of the ways you can help your pets get wheatgrass into their diets
I believe that most animals instinctively know what’s good for them when presented the choice.
Homemade food: If you make your own cat or dog food, be sure to include wheatgrass in the mix. Add it to your blender, food processor or meat grinder when making the food.
Homemade treats: Include some fiber in your treats to add extra nutrition.
Wounds: If your pet happens to get in a little accident and has some open wounds, then make a poultice with the pulp and juice and apply directly on the wound, secured with a cloth or bandage if possible. If not, use the juice to clean it out as a rinse.
A tray left out for a snack: I prefer to leave a small tray of wheatgrass next to their food bowl whenever I can. This way, they can have a healthy snack anytime of day.
Add it to their water bowl: By adding some fresh wheatgrass juice to thier water, they will get the most benefit. You could even put just a little in a tiny bowl for them, to lick it up.
You'll want to give them less then .5 oz of juice to start for small animals, and if it's a big dog, they should be able to handle 1 oz. But be careful, it might give them a lot of energy so you might need to have a shot of juice yourself!*
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