Sunday, January 1, 2017

7 Years Later

No news is good news! We are at the 7 year mark. Caine has been doing well and life has been good to him. He turns 11 (!) this April so he's definitely a senior citizen. He likes to eat dinner at 4pm and be in bed by 9! He got in trouble recently for breaking a window (twice) barking at the mail carrier. Needless to say, he may be getting older but he's still a puppy at heart. I don't think that will ever change.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy 6th Birthday Caine! Caine has now officially lived half of his life without his tongue. He will know more about not having one than having it! He continues to be fun and energetic and loving life. He is a role model to his little puppy sister and teaches her how to be! He celebrated with birthday hats, songs and doggy ice cream--which he loved.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Almost 3 Years

Caine has been doing well. He has gained 10 pounds, weighing about 75 pounds. He looks good! He still goes to the park to run and plays with Roxie at home. We are approaching 3 years without a tongue come January 1st. This marks half of his life with a tongue and half without (he turns 6 in April). Soon he will have spent more of his life without a tongue! He continues to eat a mixture of Pro Plan (wet food) and Blue Wilderness (not the fish!). His stomach does not do well with fish.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Shout Out

I want to give a shout out to Ms. Rice's class! I'm so glad that she has shared Caine's story with you. Please take a look at the site and see how far Caine has come. He is awesome!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Caine Goes to a Puppy Party

Caine had a great time at Wilson's (little white dog) 1st birthday party. He hung out with all new friends and helped Hank the young yellow lab get some doggy manners. He had water from the hose and ice cream from a spoon. He came home and slept off the festivities!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Food Woes

Caine has been doing great! He has been busy playing in the winter snow and enjoying bananas. Occasionally (maybe once every month) he will vomit 4-5 hours after eating. When he vomits, it's undigested food. It sometimes happens a couple days in a row. This concerns us because the food is undigested and then he potentially misses a meal.

After taking another family dog to a holistic veterinarian, I have been researching how dogs react to the food they eat.

Like humans, dogs react to what they eat. Dogs, as I've been learning, should be on a raw diet. This best suits their evolutionary needs as carnivores. Dr. Karen Becker of Natural Pet Animal Hospital in Bourbonnais, Illinois is a fantastic resource for feeding raw diets. She has various YouTube videos explaining the importance of a healthy diet. You can start by making sure your dog's food is grain free!

Going back to Caine, Dr. Becker suggested in one of her videos a digestive enzyme that is available through Mercola products. She works for Mercola. The digestive enzyme will help Caine's pancreas secrete the necessary fluid to aid in digestion. I can't wait to try it!

Take a look!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meeting Dr. Mann

On Friday, Caine, my mom and I were able to meet Dr. Mann, the veterinarian who supported our family through Caine's accident. He was in Chicago for a conference at the end of the week so we drove up to the city to meet him. We had a great time and it was wonderful getting to finally spend time with the vet who kept us going and never had a negative thing to say and who never gave up on Caine. We spent time at Millennium Park and he checked out Caine.

There is definitely a very special place in our hearts (and Caine's too!) for Dr. Mann. I can't even explain those first few weeks and what it would have been like without him. He is truly a hero.