Our top 7 Most Viewed Blog Posts

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The other day I was sniffing in this blog’s statistics & noticed some older posts continue to be very popular & get a lot of views. Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. Since 2015, Knotty Toys for Good Dogs has published almost 1300 blog posts. Today I’m sharing our top 7 most viewed posts with you. Why just 7? I’m a dog, I can’t count any higher. BOL!

Our most viewed post, with close to 10,000 views is about Ocular Compression Therapy. huMom does this easy to learn procedure with me if I’m fighting the Epilepsy monster.

The next most viewed blog post is about the supplement GABA. It’s an important neurotransmitter that’s responsible for relaxing the nervous system. Some people give it to their epilepsy warriors.

Rounding out the top three is about the benefits of turmeric in the fight against the epilepsy monster. It includes a recipe we use for Golden Paste, which I get in every meal.

Do you need to know how to take a good dog’s temperature? You’ve come to the right place because our 4th most viewed posts is all about that.

Next at number five is a post all about the importance of ice packs. We show you where best to place them on the body & why getting the body temperature down fast after a seizure is impawtant.

Dog’s often get lumps under the skin, I have a couple myself. Usually it’s nothing to worry about but sometimes it’s serious. If you’ve wondered, “what’s that lump on my good dog?“, our 6th most viewed post can fill you in.

Rounding out the list at number seven most viewed post is about a skin condition called Lip Fold Pyoderma or Lip Fold Dermatitis. It’s most commonly seen in dogs with pronounced saggy folds of skin such as Bloodhounds, St. Bernard’s, Mastiffs & Bulldogs. However I myself had a short bought of it which huMom treated naturally & it’s never returned.

As you’ve probably figured out, although we do make premium, all natural, hemp toys for good dogs & cool cats, Knotty Toys for Good Dogs is more than just a pet toy company. I live with canine idiopathic epilepsy, just like so many other good dogs. My huMom has already done so much research & continues to learn all she can to allow me to live a long, happy, healthy life despite my epilepsy. We both know how hard the fight can be & it’s emotional toll, so we try to offer real support & a sense of community for those with an epileptic four legger.

Our passion is dog gone driven by the love of dogs & cats & our mission is to share experiences, information & premium products for the well being of all good dogs & cool cats. Our store only carries products my fur siblings & I actually use & have for as long as I can remember; I’m 11 years young.

CEO Olivia

How to Take a Good Dog’s Temperature.

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Dog’s can run a fever just like humans & like humans, a fever is not a good sign. It suggests a serious illness or infection.

A normal temperature for a dog is between 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit or 38.6 to 39.2 degrees Celsius. If your dog is running a fever (has a temperature that is higher than 102.5 F or 39.2 C), see your veterinarian to determine the reasons for it & get the appropriate treatment. A fever over 106F/41.1C degrees is a medical emergency.

So how do you take a dog’s temperature? Humans can put a thermometer in their mouths but this is too dangerous for a dog because we might bite & break it. You can use a digital ear thermometer that is specifically made for use in canines. The ear drum is among the best places for this purpose as it will give correct brain blood temperature.

Another method is using a digital rectal thermometer. Here’s how it’s done, don’t be squeamish first of all. You will need to lubricate the thermometer with something like Vaseline or KY Jelly.  We suggest natural alternatives such as coconut oil, olive oil, mineral oil or even simply water or your own spit. The point is you don’t want to be inserting a dry thermometer. Keep the dog distracted with treats, this won’t take too long. If possible have 2 people present, one to take the temperature while the other feeds the dog treats.

Insert just the tip of the thermometer. Hold the thermometer in place until you hear it beep. This should only take a few seconds, if you do not hear a beep after 30 seconds, you may need to reset the thermometer and try again (or check the battery).

And that’s it, you’re done. Hopefully your dog’s temperature is normal, but if not, get to a vet as soon as possible.

Here’s a short video on how to take a dog’s temperature rectally.

CEO Olivia