For those of us with floppy-eared dogs, we know the signs of a pending ear infection all too well. The constant ear scratching, head shaking and that tell-tale funky smell is typically down to a yeasty build-up that happens when ear flaps prevent air circulation and trap moisture inside your pet’s ear canal. It’s not only messy but can be uncomfortable to the point of downright painful for your pooch.
With so many pet owners now working from home and trying to focus on reading reports, creating presentations and conducting professional-quality meetings via Zoom, that incessant barking from Rover may well have begun to deep-six your productivity levels. Am I right?
I discovered the lump while playing with my newly adopted feline, Maude. A much-enjoyed belly rub was how I first felt the mass and because I had been through it all before – twice, in fact - my heart sank.
Big or small, all dogs love to get out for a good walk each day. And if your favorite route is one designed to challenge your pooch and offer him a rigorous workout, you may be finding that as he ages, his spirit is willing, but his body is slowing him down.