Should you give your dog buttermilk?

A year ago, I wrote a post about our dog, who was suffering from autoimmune hemolytic anemia. At one point during her disease, she had stopped eating, and I thought to give her some buttermilk. She lapped it right up, then began eating again. Unfortunately, a few weeks later, she still succumbed to the disease,Continue reading “Should you give your dog buttermilk?”

Zinneke’s Story

Our dog Zinneke died yesterday of complications of autoimmune hemolytic anemia. If you’ve followed the posts I’ve written over the last couple of months, then you’ll know what a roller coaster ride this has been. Some dogs survive this disease, and others die very quickly. Some, like Zinne, seem to be doing all right for awhile,Continue reading “Zinneke’s Story”

Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia update

Our dog had some bad news this week, though apparently it’s not uncommon. We took her in for her blood test and learned her red cell count was down, which is not the direction we want to see it going. I wasn’t surprised, since she’s been less energetic in the past week or so. WeContinue reading “Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia update”

Life with Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

A few weeks ago, I made a post about how I got our dog to start eating again by giving her buttermilk. In it, I revealed Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Now, this has been one of my top recent posts (yes, WordPress, I do look at my Dashboard!), so I thought a follow-up post isContinue reading “Life with Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia”

How I May Have Saved My Dog’s Life with Buttermilk

Disclaimer: Okay, I’ll never really know if buttermilk saved her life or if it’s just a coincidence, but if you ask me, it helped. And it makes a catchy title. I’ll give the real credit to our vet and only partial credit to buttermilk. First a little background. Last week our dog, Zinneke, was diagnosedContinue reading “How I May Have Saved My Dog’s Life with Buttermilk”

Back to Normal

Life must be getting back to normal a little (if summer can be considered normal around here). Despite the fact that we were heading into finals, we made the plunge to foster another puppy. Tomorrow he leaves for a new home in the North, but we’ve enjoyed him for nearly three weeks in the meantime.Continue reading “Back to Normal”