Shiba Inu
Picture of Bella , a female Shiba Inu

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Home:Staten Island, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Bella

Bells, Belle, Crazy, Sherlock

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:

January 5th 2010

fetch, going to the dog park, playing with her Shiba friends

rain, nail trimming

Favorite Toy:
tennis balls, her squeaky crab

Favorite Food:
raw, bullysticks, cheese

Favorite Walk:
trails in the woods by our house

Best Tricks:
sit, down, stay, crawl, recall, give--working on basic agility commands now: left, right, wait, over

Forums Motto:
I'm big in Japan.

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Hammy has the itchies!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 4th 2010 More than 6 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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The Adventures of Bella

Maybe I'm a hypochondriac

September 30th 2010 7:58 am
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Bella is sneezing a lot and doing a little coughing--maybe 4-5 times a day. It sounds like she is trying to clear her throat. She is acting normally, eating, drinking, eliminating on schedule.

I'm hoping this is just allergies and doesn't require a vet visit. Right now she is getting honey 3x a day, homemade chicken/beef broth for extra water intake, a humidifier by her crate, and an allergy pill.

She also is getting her usual vitamins--solid gold seameal, acidophilis, salmon oil, and an msm capsule.

I hope she gets better soon or we have to take her to the vet.
We need pet insurance pronto.



September 20th 2010 9:38 am
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Bella injured herself; thus, resulting in another period of indoor rest. She was NOT happy.

She leapt from my husband's arms, and landed on her leg in an awkward way. She then started picking up her rear foot and bunny hopping when running. Of course, my mind went terrible places--broken bones, torn ACL, luxating patellas, etc. We took her to the vet after watchful waiting 4 days. We got full x-rays done, and nothing was broken. PHEW.

The vet sent us home with metacam and orders of no jumping, running, getting on the couch, going on stairs, etc. I found that keeping a Shiba Inu calm is a difficult task. After about the 4th day of the anti-inflammatory and crate rest, she began walking normally again.

Last weekend she was entirely better and back to her usual self. She went to the dog park yesterday and jumped off a picnic table. I held my breath when she did it... I was scared she reinjured herself.

ANYWAY, Bella is better. The doctor says her growth plates are not quite closed yet, so she may get a little bigger. She's hovering around 13 pounds now at almost 9 months.



September 4th 2010 7:59 pm
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Today we attended the Brooklyn Shiba meetup, and there was a Japanese film crew on site! They were making a documentary about how Shibas are gaining popularity in NYC. I got lots of pictures taken and on camera! I'm trying to not let it get to my head, but everyone in Japan will soon know of my awesomeness...

Borrowed from Lady Gaga- Paparazzi

You're my biggest fan,
You'll follow me until you love me
Puppy, puparazzi

Baby, there's no other superstar,
you know that you'll be
My puppy, puparazzi

Promise I'll be kind
But I won't stop until that Milkbone is mine
Baby, I'll be famous,
chase you down until you love me
Puppy, puparazzi

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