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Even though Kit is a Papillon, and it's not necessarily common for them to get haircuts, we usually keep Kit's fur trimmed into a style we have come to affectionately call "the Kit".  We leave the fur on his tail and ears long, but clip the rest short.  It's easier to manage, and I think he looks cuter this way.   Most importantly, Kitsune seems to be more comfortable with shorter fur.  It's easy to tell that he's not your typical Papillon.  He's double their normal size, has wonky ears, and the differences also extend to his fur.  He has amazingly silky soft fur, but instead of being straight and laying flat like it does on most pappies, Kitsune's fur is wavy and sticks out - making him look more like a big fuzzy marshmallow then the slender, fit dog that he is. ...continue reading "Kitsune’s Haircut!"

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I've noticed that a lot of people seem to find their way to my blog while searching for information on the Novartis Animal Health heartworm prevention shortage.  You can follow that link to read more about what I posted about the shortage back in October of this year.

Novartis Animal Health finally posted an update on the situation recently, on December 8th.  However, the company still has not been able to release a date for when regular production of Sentinel Flavor Tabs will begin.  The update didn't even mention the status of the company's other heartworm preventative, Interceptor. ...continue reading "Novartis Animal Health Heartworm Prevention Shortage Update"

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Although black Friday and cyber Monday sales may now be over, that doesn't mean it's too late to find your furry friend the perfect holiday gift!  If you're having a bit of trouble deciding what to get your pup this year, don't worry - because Kitsune is here to help!  Kitsune is one very spoiled Papillon, and toy testing happens to be one of his favorite hobbies (right up there with stealing dirty socks and snacking)!  Below you will find a list of Kitsune's top 10 favorite toys/chews of 2012.  So if you're still trying to think of what to leave Fido under the Christmas tree this year, perhaps one (or more!) of Kitsune's favorites would make a good gift for your dog too!   ...continue reading "Kitsune’s Top 10 Dog Gifts 2012"

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Happy Friday!

I was working on a better post than this - but it seems the day kind of got away from me!  So instead of rushing to try to finish the post I was going to write today, I decided that I'll just save it for Monday instead.  You'll all just have to wait to see what it was about!

So what was I working on instead?  Take a look at my "Cooking with Canines" blog page and you'll see!  I finally got around to posting a sample recipe from my book - complete with an adorable (well, I think so at least) video of Kitsune demonstrating how to make one of the recipes in my book, Puppermints!

I'll post the video here too, just because I didn't get around to making any other videos of Kitsune this week...

I hope everyone has a fun weekend!

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It's Kitsune's favorite time of the month again.  His November BarkBox arrived!  For anyone who's new to my blog, or still doesn't know, BarkBox is a monthly subscription of goodies for your dog!  When you join, you can choose to sign up for 1 month, 3, or 6.  Then once a month, for however many months you signed up for, the BarkBox team sends your dog a box full of high quality surprise toys and treats!

We signed Kitsune up for BarkBox for the first time back in July of this year, and have been receiving it every month since then.  Kitsune gets sooo excited when I give him his box, it's really cute!

If you are interested in signing your own dog up - you can use this link to get $5 off your first subscription!  Plus, when you use our affiliate link, Kitsune gets a free month of BarkBox!  So thank you, from Kitsune, to anyone who signs up using our link. 🙂 ...continue reading "November BarkBox Review!"

Thanksgiving 2012 is almost upon us.  This time of the year, countless numbers of pet articles suggest tips for keeping your pets safe around the holidays,  including lists of holiday human foods not to feed your pet.  But did you know, that with a bit of forethought, there are some Thanksgiving foods that are safe to offer your pet in moderation?  So if you have a hard time not giving in to your pooches begging, here are some healthy treat ideas that will make your dog feel like a part of the family during this years' Thanksgiving feast! ...continue reading "Thanksgiving Foods Dogs CAN have!"

Sorry for the not so up to date Kitsune video this week.  We took those short clips and pictures on November 7th, during our first snow storm of the year!  Even though it was over a week ago now, I wanted to make the video anyways.  I love the snow 🙂  We didn't get too much, and it didn't last all that long before melting, but it was pretty while it lasted.

Kitsune loves the snow!  Kind of surprising considering that he hates the rain, and is not a huge fan of the cold.  But he usually seems to enjoy playing in the snow.  I'm hoping we'll get more this year so I can take a video of him playing in it!

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