We love hearing your pets story! Dundies Diaries features you and your pet, your journey and your experiences. In this issue we delve into the stories of Gus, Pedey, Jazz, Dan and Gracie who have Spina Bifida, Anxiety or Swimmers.
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Meet Augustus Alexander Payne whos family consists of his Mummy and daddy Jessica and Pat and his sister Madison.
Gus has a condition called spina bifida.
Spina bifida is an inherited congenital spinal abnormality where the vertebrae do not form normally. Spina Bifida in dogs usually affects the lower back, with severe cases involving multiple vertebral segments, and more mild cases affecting just 1 segment.
Gus was adopted from Moe Moe’s Rescue of the Rockies.
Gus and his family’s favorite activity is to snuggle.
Jessica shares that she wish she knew before adopting Gus “how easy it would be to fit him into our schedule and our lives.”
Gus is two years old and he loves his favourite stuffed giraffe toy and chowing down on popcorn!
Meet Mr Pedey owned by his mum Alyce.
Pedey is an older gentleman who suffers from separation anxiety.
Separation anxiety is a condition where a pet becomes significantly stressed or anxious when they are left on their own without their owner present.
Pedey and Alyce came into each others lives when Alyce rescued him from an abusive ex.
Their favourite activity to do together is to chill and watch movies/play xbox
Something Alyce shares she wish she knew before owning Pedey is “I wish I knew more about training so the separation anxiety could have been prevented rather than cured. I have learnt you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks.”
This old boy is the amazing age of 12! He is a Shih Tzu x Silky and he loves playing with his Frankenstein monster toy. Don’t be fooled into thinking his age slows him down though, Pedey still has the energy to quickly destroy his toys! His favourite food to chow down on is roast chicken!
Alyce shares: “I just want to say how much Dundies® have improved both of our lives. I’m truly appreciative of Emily’s care and customer service. I recommend Dundies® products to everyone I possibly can.”
You can shop for our premium red belly bands like like Pedey is wearing HERE .
Meet Gracie Mae and her mum Melanie Stein.
Gracie is a 3 yr old English Bulldog that has Spina Bifida.
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Advantage pet care – for happy healthy pets. How to tell is your dog has separation anxiety.
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