Chicken Jerky Treats For Your Poodle

The story in the news recently concerning dog treats has had a lot of people concerned due to recalls because of tainted ingredients from China.  Waggin’ Train and other brands of chicken jerky treats were found to contain salmonella and were on the recall list.  With that on so many dog owners minds, one has to ask are there any safe and healthy Chicken Jerky Treats For Your Poodle?

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Chicken Jerky treats shouldn't make your poodle sick

A lot of people make home cooked meals for their dogs and a lot of people also bake their dogs cookies and treats, but a chicken jerky treat is a little more complicated to make at home.  But with so much bad wheat gluten and other ingredients that come from China and other countries where there is no regulation on dog food production, where can you get safe and healthy jerky treats that are made from higher quality ingredients that don’t come from China?  A company called Grove Naturals has the answer and has come up with a top notch brand of Chicken Jerky Treats For Your Poodle.

Corn, wheat, preservatives, soy, and gluten are some of the most common ingredients found in today’s dog food and dog treats. And, most of today’s dog treats are even made overseas in countries such as China and Indonesia with little or no health inspection. Unfortunately, many of our furry friends are allergic to these ingredients, including my little Abbey Rose (Min. Schnauzer). So, finding a holistic dog treat or dog treat manufacturer that doesn’t have ANY one of these ingredients is hard to find and almost impossible.

Fortunately for us and our fur babies, Grove Naturals had this same problem over three years ago and created a product that provided a solution. Founded and operated by two sisters and a best friend: Tina, Mia and Kathy, their mission is to provide homemade dog treats made with USDA grade ingredients (food that humans can eat) that are hand packaged for quality assurance . They are also 100% free from wheat, soy, preservatives, artificial flavors and gluten. And, the best part- they’re DELICIOUS! My little Abbey Rose eats Grove Natural’s chicken jerky on a daily basis and never has any allergic reactions!

What encouraged Tina, Kathy and Mia to start such a venture? Well, it all started when they were volunteering for a local dog rescue and they met Diku. Diku was a puppy mill survivor when he was only a little baby and was very sick. For months he was brought to local rescue events only to be disappointed that he was never chosen as the puppy to go to a loving family. So, after months of seeing Diku’s face with sadness and lost love, they decided to adopt him. (Because of their strong love for rescue- 20% of their proceeds go to local rescues).

Ever since adopting Diku, Tina, Kathy and Mia were on a mission to find the one dog treat that didn’t upset his allergies and that he actually enjoyed. They noticed that Diku really loved dog jerky, however, everything on the market had all kinds of ingredients that would upset his allergies and were made overseas.

And so it began! Friends, neighbors, and fellow dog lovers, begged the two sisters and best friend to start producing and selling their finely made chicken jerky.

 

So don’t stop giving your dog a tasty reward.  Now you can find a decent brand of Chicken Jerky Treats For Your Poodle that he or she will love and they won’t make them sick.  Dogs have allergies too and these treats are fine for such dogs, too.  I like that the owners of the company also donate 20% of their proceeds to shelters and local rescue groups.

 

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Home Cooked Meals For Your Poodle

We have all heard that old expression, “you are what you eat” and it is true, of course. It is also true about your dog too! Would Home Cooked Meals For Your Poodle really make a difference in your poodle’s health overall? The answer is a very big yes.

According to an article in webmd.com, about 50% of all dogs over the age of ten get some form of cancer and the rate of increase in dogs getting diabetes has risen about 30% from 2006 to 2010. Much of this has to do with dogs being overweight and this is preventable with changes in diet and dietary and food restrictions.

If you are looking to have the healthiest pet you can have, then Home Cooked Meals For Your Poodle is a big step in that direction. Here’s more on the subject from an article by Katie McCarthy from http://www.ledger-enquirer.com and it talks about making your dogs food and the health benefits of feeding your pet a superior diet of home made meals rather than most of the commercial brands of dog food available.

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This poodle wants some good home cooked food

Those of us who have four-legged furry friends often consider them a member of the family. We want to do whatever we can to make sure they are as healthy and happy as possible.

For Rick Woodford, that often means cooking for them. His venture into homemade dog food began when his dog Jackson was diagnosed with lymphoma. Jackson stopped eating his dog food and became lethargic. In an effort to get him to eat, Woodford began preparing home-cooked meals and noticed a marked improvement in Jackson’s energy and spirits.

Between chemotherapy and homemade food, Jackson lived beyond his original 9-12 month sentence. And Woodford started a new business, becoming known around his Portland-area home as “The Dog Food Dude.” His business, Dog Stew, was hurt by the recession, but Woodford’s passion was not — he recently released a dog food cookbook “Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs.”

“When I helped my dog who was sick, I only wanted him to eat — I didn’t expect him to get better,” said Woodward during a recent phone interview, adding that he mostly feeds dogs who are sick with issues such as allergies, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

While he was compiling his cookbook, Woodford read pet food books written by veterinarians and had veterinarians approve the changes he made to recipes to ensure they were healthy for pets, as well as accessible to the humans preparing the food.

Woodford stressed that he wanted to make the recipes easy to follow, even though he’s heard plenty of people say how complicated it sounds.

“It’s easy once you start doing it,” he said. “I (also) don’t want people to think they have to cook everything for their dogs.”

Though he has one diabetic dog who eats only homemade diabetic food and one older dog with heart disease who also only eats homemade food, his other two dogs are fed a half-and-half diet of homemade food and store-bought kibble.

Woodford said the half-and-half diet combines the benefits of homemade food, plus the nutrients in packaged food.

“You’re not going to see the benefit (of homemade food) today, except that your dog will lick the bowl clean,” said Woodford. “But over time, the dog will be healthier.”

So, if you are looking to make Home Cooked Meals For Your Poodle, maltipoo, cockapoo or other breed of dog, you will be glad to know it will surely make a difference in your pets health in the long run. We make Lucy a homemade meal of chicken, vegetables and sometimes we add in a special local made raw meat formula for dogs. The live enzymes in the raw food are especially good for her. Not only does she love her food, we also know it’s helping her health in the long run, which we feel good about.

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If your Poodle is exhibiting unwanted dog behavior

One reader recently asked me, what to do if your poodle is exhibiting unwanted dog behavior, such as peeing when she gets excited in the house. I wish there was a really simple one or two sentence answer that would satisfy our dear readers who have a poodle that behaves this way, or if your dog jumps all over you or scratches itself or barks incessantly for 10 minutes every time you walked in the door.

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correcting unwanted dog behavior in your poodle

Unfortunately it is not all that simple, but here’s a little bit of information that may be helpful if your poodle is exhibiting unwanted dog behavior, which comes from a story in Patch.com which was written by Sarah Hodgson, also known as “the dog lady.”

What do barking, peeing, jumping, nipping, growling, digging, pulling, (I could go on here) and chewing have in common? Are any of these signs of dominance or obeisence? No. None of these behaviors are specific signs of either personality: these are all dog behaviors, plain and simple. A dog will do any one of these things as a reaction to boredom, pain, loneliness or frustration. Like kids, dogs want to fit in—they want to help and be recognized for their contribution. If a dog isn’t provided with a healthy way to get attention and interact, he’ll devise his own mechanisms for fitting in.

When a dog reacts (barks at the window or jumps in greeting) they weigh their activity based on the reaction (or reactivity) of their owner. The problem between humans and dogs is one of understanding and language disconnect.  When humans react, dogs translate the reactivity as situation specific (dogs are centered in the here and now) so if you yell when your dog barks or push when he jumps, the canine translation is that you’re stressed and excited too.

So what to do? While many of these cycles could be prevented with knowledge, few people give it any thought until the dog’s behavior is upsetting their lifestyle and the blush of puppyhood has passed. Ritualized habits (greeting manners, reactions to boredom or stress) set in by 6 months of age and only grow more pronounced if left unchecked.

Try to look at your dog’s reactions as a window to his personality (is your dog sociable, fearful or defensive?) and recognize the contribution you’ve made in instilling the reaction. Do you repeatedly push your exuberant Lab during greetings? Do you yell (bark!) back at your noisy terrier? Don’t feel bad–you’ve taken the first step towards modifying the behavior! Here’s what to do:

Displacement activity: If your dog is hyped when people come through your door, he’s not going suddenly calm down just because you feel he should. All dogs need to have a displacement activity: a familiar bone or toy that satisfies a need for activity or fretting. A sociable dog should have a basket of toys by the door and be given one each time it opens; a fearful or protective dog will need a bone to chew while the house (his den) is “invaded” by others and your attention is diverted.

It’s interesting to see in her article, that she indicates that there is a certain amount of responsibility we must take as dog owners for our own poodle’s or dog’s behavior. It’s due, in part, to the connection we are making in the moment or the communication we are unaware we are sending.

So, if your poodle is exhibiting unwanted dog behavior, there are some steps we can take to reduce our poodle’s stress that may help in the long run, but it may take time, so be patient with yourself and your dog.

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Poodle Travel For Dummies

For today’s post, I thought it would be best to do a short piece on Poodle Travel For Dummies, since there seems to be some confusion.  Mitt Romney thought it would be just fine to strap a dog to the roof of his car (in a small kennel) and travel some 12 hours.  Not only is that a very bad idea, it is being considered animal cruelty by many people and it has come back to haunt him during his Presidential campaign.   I’m calling this Poodle Travel For Dummies, but I mean no offense to those who aren’t sure of the right way to take your dog for a ride in the car.  Just don’t strap the poor poodle or dog to the roof of your car and go your merry way, please!  Here’s part of the much talked about news story as reported in inquisitr.com.

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I like the view from here, not the roof, please!

When Mitt Romney tied the family dog on the roof of his car in an airtight container then drove for 12 hours to Canada, he had no idea it would come back 20 years later to piss off animal lovers around the country.

But piss them off it has.  In an interview with Fox News Romney, the front runner for the Republican nomination for President, admitted that he did it, and even more claimed that the dog really liked it.

He was confronted by the interviewer who said that in Romney’s own home state of Massachusetts the law is that you cannot (even in an airtight container) put your dog on the roof of a moving vehicle because it is considered inhumane.

Romney did keep his cool in the interview, and kept going back to his stock answer of “The dog enjoyed it, he wanted to be there, he got in willingly”

As you can see from the interview, the strangest part is when Romney tells the interviewer that the Kennel on top of the car was AIRTIGHT as if it is a good thing!

I wasn’t sure about using the title Poodle Travel For Dummies, since I’m not usually keen on calling anyone a dummy, even though the series of how-to books have sold millions of copies without insulting anyone personally.  But, when you consider that a presidential candidate and Governor of Massachusetts doesn’t know any better than to leave his dog in an airtight container for 12 hours strapped to his car roof, then maybe he is not fit to run the country.
What are your thoughts?  As a dog owner, I imagine you have an opinion on this?
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Here are some great Pet Travel products for your dog’s next car ride from Amazon

 


For the ride home after the dog park, here’s a great item to help keep your car clean

 

 

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Poodle Wins Top Pick At Westminster Dog Show

Poodle lovers were no doubt pleased Monday when a Poodle Wins Top Pick At Westminster Dog Show.  A Canadian woman from Sherwood Park won top honors with her dog, a standard poodle at the dog show in NYC this week.
It was very exciting for the dog’s owner and you can read more about how this Poodle Wins Top Pick At Westminster Dog Show right here as we have included an excerpted portion of the article here below.

 

A poodle owned by a Sherwood Park veterinarian and breeder has won top honours at the world-renowned Westminster Dog Show in New York City.

Kate Winsit, a 2½ -year-old standard poodle, won best of her breed at the show on Monday, defeating two of the top dogs in the United States.

“This is like the Academy Awards,” said her owner Dr. Elly Holowaychuk.

“It is a culmination of years and years and years of breeding and being recognized by an internationally renowned judge who evaluated all the standard poodles in the ring and the little dark horse rose to the top.”

Holowaychuk has raised poodles for more than 27 years with great success — her dogs have won 65 Canadian, 35 American and three international championships.

But Kate’s win at the world’s most famous dog show was completely unexpected. Holowaychuk called it a life-time achievement that she will cherish for the rest of her life.

 

I was pleased when I read that the black standard Poodle Wins Top Pick At Westminster Dog Show.  It is a thrill for the dog, the trainer and the owner alike and standard poodles are such stately and elegant dogs.

 

Here’s a video from youtube of a woman grooming a poodle and offering tips on face trimming and grooming.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Standard Poodle Who Monitors A Preist’s Blood Pressure

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The Standard Poodle Who Is A Preist's Blood Pressure Monitor

You may or may not have heard about The Standard Poodle Who Monitors A Preist’s Blood Pressure and he hasn’t even been to medical school, says this priest with a straight face. It’s true, in fact, this poodle uses the same instincts and keen sense of smell that allows other service dogs and poodles to track suspects and find a missing person.

This poodle, named Donovan, is never far from Rev. Joel Marable, and he sits next to the priest while he delivers his sermons. It is pretty amazing how these service dogs, and this poodle in particular can be a life saver to those whose health may well depend on the animal. Poodles, who are highly trainable and have the right kind of temperament for service dogs, can be a real life-saver, when it comes to monitoring blood pressure, or as in the case of a young girl, blood glucose levels. Take a look at the story of Donovan, The Standard Poodle Who Monitors A Preist’s Blood Pressure.

NEWPORT NEWS — The Rev. Joel Marable stood at the altar at St. Matthew’s Anglican Catholic Church on Christmas morning and officiated at Mass, just as he has done many times before.

But this time was different.

This time his friend Donovan sat nearby, meticulously monitoring the priest’s blood pressure. Marable, the 67-year-old curate at the Newport News church, has survived a dozen strokes, and if Donovan detects any significant drop in blood pressure, he signals for the priest to sit down before he loses his balance and falls.

“The interesting thing,” Marable says with a straight face, “is that he’s never been to medical school.”

Donovan is a 5-year-old, 55-pound standard poodle. He is a service dog, trained in Hampton through the Jasmine Charitable Trust. Using the same keen sense of smell that allows police K-9 units to track suspects and missing people, Donovan reacts to any scent that suggests a change in Marable’s body chemistry.

Beverlee Engle, director of the Jasmine Charitable Trust, has grown accustomed to the skeptical looks she gets when she first explains how dogs can be trained in this way. But she says she has seen it work too many times — a trained dog signaling an unhealthy blood pressure in an unsuspecting stranger, only to have that person get tested and learn that the dog’s diagnosis was correct.

“Even the most minute changes in the body change its scent,” explains Engle, who has a doctorate in human services. “If a person breaks out in a sweat, the salt changes the scent immediately. If a person is about to have a seizure, a trained dog can notice it before it happens.”

Marable admits there are still times when he thinks Donovan is picking up a false scent. Donovan will give the signal — standing up and taking a position directly in front of him — and Marable will assure him, “Donovan, I’m fine.”

Engle, sitting nearby, smiles and gently chides him: “Father Joel, you need to trust the dog.”

The bond between Marable and Donovan has grown strong. The dog can follow more than five dozen commands. Like a seeing-eye dog, Donovan focuses solely on his human companion unless he is given the cue to take a break, at which point he becomes sociable and can accept greetings from others.

I have always known about seeing-eye dogs and there was a recent story that hit the news about toy poodles who were helping Japanese police find missing people, but this dog is incredible. I am sure it brings a great relief to this priest to have this very special friend by his side. If you liked hearing about this story about The Standard Poodle Who Monitors A Preist’s Blood Pressure, please feel free to share it by selecting the Like button for facebook. I think it’s a great example of the devotion of poodles to the well-being of their human companions.

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Poodle Named Cinnamon Made Friends With Obama’s Dog Bo

It seems that during a recent trip to the pet store, a Poodle Named Cinnamon Made Friends With Obama’s Dog Bo. President Obama made a stop to a North Virginia pet shop at a strip mall and his dog, Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog made fast friends with a little brown poodle, named “Cinnamon.” Obama was said to have made a comment to Bo to not get too personal. But dogs have their own set of rules for making friends and so, the Poodle Named Cinnamon Made Friends With Obama’s Dog Bo.  Here is a brief excerpt from the story which appeared in Global Animal.

With his wife and daughters already in Hawaii for the holidays, President Barack Obama took his dog Bo shopping on Wednesday as he waited for congressional leaders to mop up a payroll tax mess that has kept him in Washington.

Obama travelled with Bo, and an entourage of aides, Secret Service agents, doctors and reporters, to a Northern Virginia strip small to buy treats for the three-year-old Portuguese Water Dog featured on the White House holiday cards this year.

Bo accompanied him to PetSmart, where the dog made friends with a brown poodle named Cinnamon.

“Okay, Bo, don’t get too personal here,” Obama told the dog. He deposited Bo in the car before stopping by Best Buy for Apple gift cards and Nintendo Wii video games for his daughters, including “The Sims 3: Pets” and “Just Dance 3.”

“The girls beat me every time on these dance games,” he told reporters, joking that he would never let his picture get taken while dancing.

His total came to just under $200, and he told the cashier: “Let’s see if my credit card still works,” which it did.

So that is the story of how the Poodle Named Cinnamon Made Friends WIth Obama’s Dog Bo that has captured some of the hearts of the readers in America. I always take my poodle, Lucy, to the pet store whenever I need something, because we never know what new four-legged friends will be there to meet and greet us.

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Brushing Your Poodle’s Teeth Can Help Avoid Health Problems

Did you know that regularly Brushing Your Poodle’s Teeth Can Help Avoid Health Problems? It is true, and most Pet Insurance plans do not cover dental procedures. Poodles and other dogs can get tartar and develop gum disease, just like people, so it is a fact that Brushing Your Poodle’s Teeth Can Help Avoid Health Problems.

To avoid large dentist bills, dog owners should brush their pet’s teeth regularly.

Pet owners have been advised to brush their dog’s teeth regularly if they want to avoid too many trips to the dentist.

Dogs Trust explained dental treatments are often not covered by pet insurance, which means people can face large bills if their animal has to have work done on their mouth.

One of the easiest ways to maintain good oral health is to brush a pet’s teeth regularly with dog toothpaste. This contains ingredients to help control the build up of tartar and prevent bad breath, as well as tackle the onset of gum disease.

It is also a good idea to provide pets with plenty of chews or dog dental sticks, as these will help to clean their teeth and keep them healthy.

Alternatively, veterinarian Gail Rapport of the Humane Society in Boulder Valley recently suggested to the Daily Camera that kibble products are a good solution, as these are also designed to look after a dog’s teeth.

Dog Trust pointed out that pet insurance can be an essential purchase if owners are concerned about being faced with a large bill in the event of their animal becoming unwell.

It has been said that many diseases can begin to develop from within their mouths and keeping their teeth clean can really help prevent major problems. I hope by sharing this article with you that it will give you a better understanding of the importance of how Brushing Your Poodle’s Teeth Can Help Avoid Health Problems.

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Why Do Poodles And Other Dogs Do What They Do

My poodle Lucy does some things that I find interesting and somewhat unusual and I found an article that explains some of the reasons Why Do Poodles And Other Dogs Do What They Do.

For instance, when she plays with her toys, my poodle will shake and shake the little toy back and forth vigorously over and over and I thought she was just having a ball with it. But as this article explains, it is an instinctive movement that simulates holding it’s prey and the shaking is to make sure it is dead. This is not what I would have expected or assumed at all.

When Lucy would go outside, she would often chew on the grass and the dandelions and I thought that this was because she needed to vomit becuase something she had eaten had not agreed with her. But, as the following story shows, this is not always the case. Here’s a part of the recent news article about Why Do Poodles And Other Dogs Do What They Do. I think you will find this both surprising and informative, as I did.

Many of our dogs’ comical or unusual behaviors stem from instinct.

Dog’s wolf ancestors lived in the wild and fended for themselves, so every action had a specific purpose. Although today’s pet dogs are domesticated, they are still animals, and many of their wild urges and behaviors come to the surface during playing or feeding.

Here are some common questions about dog behavior and possible explanations for dogs’ actions:

1. Why do dogs eat grass?

Certainly, he is not a cow, so why is he chewing on the lawn? A popular explanation is that dogs eat grass when they have an upset tummy because it helps them to vomit, purging them of whatever is making them sick. If you are worried about your dog’s grass intake, try adding some veggies—such as unsalted green beans or a cut-up carrot—to his diet.

Another common belief is that dogs eat grass to improve digestion or to address a dietary deficiency, such as a need for fiber. Some believe that dogs instinctually seek the minerals in the grass or the actual plant fibers themselves. When the wild relatives of dogs (including wolves and coyotes) consume their prey, they also eat the animal’s stomach and its contents, which often includes grass. This may create a craving for them to consume grass. There is no one answer, but there are plenty of theories.

To test the popular theory that dogs eat grass because they know they are sick and need to vomit, veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine conducted a survey in which they questioned 1,600 pet owners. Here are their results:

* 80 percent of healthy dogs with access to plants had eaten grass or other plants

* 68 percent of responders said their dogs ate plants daily or weekly

* Only 8 percent of dogs exhibited signs of illness prior to ingesting plants

* Only 22 percent of dogs vomited after eating plants

The researchers concluded that eating grass may not be directly related to feelings of illness. They believe that the consumption of grass is likely an inherited trait from their ancestors who also ate grass. It is believed that wolves eat grass to help purge internal parasites and to prevent the parasites from accumulating in the digestive system.

Try to keep your dog from eating grass by not leaving him unattended in grassy areas or by telling him “leave it” whenever he starts to go for a mouthful of greenery. If your dog absolutely insists on eating grass, limit it to your own yard and do not use fertilizer or weed killer on your grass, as these chemicals can make dogs sick. This educational website describes these reasons in detail and gives good insight into some of the theories behind dogs’ grass eating.

And, if you are wondering about what the toy-shaking is all about when your poodle is playing with a toy, check out what this author says about this kind of behavior.

Why do dogs shake their toys?

This is a predatory instinct that originates from their predecessors’ hunting behaviors.

We must remember that our domestic dogs came from their wolf ancestors, and wolves hunt to eat. As unpleasant as it sounds, shaking the prey back and forth is an effective way for a wolf to kill its prey. By clamping down and giving the animal a few vigorous shakes, the wolf can easily and quickly break the animal’s neck or spine. In those days, a dog who didn’t play with his food didn’t eat!

According to the Woof Report, our dogs today still have many of these instincts deep inside them, and they often come out during play or feeding time. When a dog shakes a toy, he is making sure it is good and dead.

Other hunting behaviors that can come out during play are stalking, pouncing and chasing. Shaking toys during play is completely normal and is a dog’s outlet for his predatory instincts.

While not every instance of funny or odd behavior stems from ancient instincts, many of them do and this is one of the reasons Why Do Poodles And Other Dogs Do What They Do.

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A Poodle Who Brings Joy To Patients And Hospital Staff

The Love From A Poodle Helps Uplift Patients Spirits

There is a four-legged hero that comes to Littleton Adventist Hospital and that hero is A Poodle Who Brings Joy To Patients And Hospital Staff. What I have to point out here is not only does the poodle nicknamed “doctor dog” help raise the spirits of the hospital patients, but also brings a much needed lift to the Nurses and other staff members as well. Check out the story below about how much of an impact the loving care and warm, friendly nature of a therapy dog can have by reading about A Poodle Who Brings Joy To Patients And Hospital Staff.

Caby, which is short for Cabernet Sauvignon, seems perfectly at home in her role as “Doctor Dog,” one of the 9-year-old poodle’s several nicknames. Twice a month, the fluffy black pup dons her official ID badge and prances through the halls of Littleton Adventist Hospital, spreading joy through her mastery of bedside manner.

Caby and her owner, Sandra Berkley, began volunteering for the hospital’s pet visitation program four years ago. The initiative arranges for dog-and-owner teams to travel from room to room, spending time with patients.

“It’s just a wonderful program to be involved in, for me and for Caby as well. She actually looks forward to coming,” Berkley said.

The visiting dogs work wonders to improve most patients’ moods. Berkley shared a story recently about another dog-and-owner tandem that went into the room of an unresponsive man. When the man’s hand was placed on the dog’s head, he opened his eyes.

“We know that pets, particularly dogs, really help people heal. People respond beautiful to animals,” said Catherine Bartley, the hospital’s manager of volunteer services.

Beyond all of the medicine and the treatments one can receive, sometimes it’s the simplest form of healing that is the loving touch of an animal and the kindness of unconditional love that a poodle can bring that makes the most difference in a patient’s day. I know from much personal experience of the power animals have to turn your mood around when you have had a tough day. There is nothing as healing as getting some puppy love or poodle love, as it is the case here with Caby, A Poodle Who Brings Joy To Patients And Hospital Staff.

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