Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Flash was a fantastic teacher's aide

Flash was a very helpful teacher in Dr. Sue's HTT Pet First Aid & CPR class. Muzzling a live dog can be more challenging than muzzling a stuffy, but Flash was very cooperative.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

More from Dr. Sue's HTT Pet First Aid & CPR class

Little Bit and Flash were important teachers in Dr. Sue's HTT Pet First Aid & CPR class. They let students practice taking vital signs. They also allowed students to practice the art muzzling a pet.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Reporting: Dr. Sue's HTT Pet First Aid & CPR class

Students in Dr. Sue's HTT Pet First Aid & CPR class practiced many techniques on very congenial stuffed pups.
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Blessing of the Animals

Dr. Sue took Little Bit to the Blessing of the Animals to represent the Wolfchase pack. Little Bit was very good and enjoyed meeting the other dogs and people.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

This Weekend - Canine First Aid & CPR Class

HTT Pet First Aid and CPR Class
C. Sue Furman, Ph.D.

It's almost time. Don't miss this valuable class!

You will learn:
  • First aid for fractured limbs, bleeding, hyper and hypothermia, choking, seizure and more
  • Rescue breathing & CPR

When: November 10, 2018 from 9:00am-4:30pm

Where: Crossroads Veterinary Clinic - Victoria, Texas

Click here to visit Dr. Sue's website for more information and to sign up!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

How good is a dog's sense of taste?

Like people, dogs have taste buds that discriminate between sour, bitter, sweet, and salty foods. Taste buds tell a dog or cat if a food is safe to eat. Humans have around 10,000 taste buds while dogs have about 1,700 taste buds and cats have just under 500.

A dog's sense of taste is not very developed. That is why you can feed the same dog food every day, and why they sometimes eat ghastly things like bugs and trash. What is the grossest thing your dog ever ate?

Learn more in my article "How good is a dog's sense of taste?" at

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Why dogs wag their tails

A dog's tail originally served to balance him while walking, leaping, and making sharp turns when running. Through time, a wagging tail became a tool of communication. Scientists believe the brain is in charge of the tail. A dog wagging his tail to the right of his rear feels generally positive about something. If he has negative feelings, his tail tends to wag to the left side of his body. Apparently a dog can read the tail talk another dog is speaking.

Dogs still use their tails for balance, but the lopsided swishes of their tails convey many messages to other dogs and to you if you are listening. Learn more about tail language in my article "Why dogs wag their tails" at

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