The Importance of Blood Work


Dog in a lab coat

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. A few weeks ago I had a visit with my good Vet, Dr. Facey of the Apsley Veterinary Services. While there they took samples of my blood for testing. Regular blood tests are very important to monitor the effect that my medications have on me. My AED’s (anti epileptic drugs) are harsh & over time they can compromise kidney & liver functions & cause other serious health issues.

I’m happy to report I’m in very good health & Dr. Facey was very pleased. I did show a slightly lower than normal level of Lymphocytes (white blood cells) which had my huMom concerned but this may just be normal for me. It may also be because I was excited from the car trip & visit, or it could be a mild infection, regardless, it’s something huMom will follow up on.

Getting blood test results can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information & a lot of it is in medical speak. I found a PDF chart that can help you understand  your good dog’s blood work.

CEO Olivia

We’re on the Road

News, News Flash

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Tomorrow my good vet, Dr. Facey of the Apsley Veterinary Services is having an open house & fundraiser & Knotty Toys for Good Dogs will be there.

There is going to be grrreat raffle prizes & a silent auction. All money raised will be going to the Gwen Scott Fund to help stray animals & wildlife. There will be a BBQ & pet photographs. Kids are sure to love Dr. Brooke’s balloon animals. There will also be vendors like us, a bake sale & a yard sale. It’s going to be a wooftastic day.

If you’re in the area drop by & get a Knotty Toy for your good dog. We will be having up to 50% off when you make a donation to the Gwen Scott Fund. My huMom is very excited to be participating but I will be staying home with Suzie Q. I’m a reactive dog & I don’t behave well in crowds. I really just want to talk to everyone 😉  3 bum swings! 3 more!

CEO Olivia ❤

A Big Thank You


11401106_1044449595579728_4406380243309644801_nSince our house fire we’ve settled in to our temporary home & have established our regular routine as best as we can.

During the past month we’ve had enormous support from my wonderful vet Dr. Kim Facey & her team at the Apsley Veterinary Services so today I would like to bark out a big “Thank you”.

On the day of the fire, we had to get out so quickly that my medicines were left behind in the house. My huMom had to make an emergency run to the clinic & Dr Facey replaced my needed meds & prescriptions right away. She also gave us Adaptil spray to help calm me.  Her donations were greatly appreciated.

I’ve always enjoyed my visits. Dr. Facey & her staff are always friendly, there are always treats & they don’t mind if I bark 😉 She has clearly done a lot of research on my behalf & has worked closely with my huMom in keeping my medications balanced & effective.


My huMom & I say a heart felt thank you to Dr. Kim & her 10467079_921990634502149_859902346514070464_oteam at the Apsley veterinary Services; Dr. Brooke, Dr. Rose, Joanne, Kyla, Leanne, Amanda & Ali.

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CEO Olivia