Pet Doctor Barbie and the Pet Food Dude

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Pet Doctor Barbie post. It’s past due for a new episode, yes? I think it’s time for Pet Doctor Barbie to meet one of her self-appointed arch nemeses, Pet Food Dude.


Episode 8


Hi Mrs. Sandford, good to see you and Muffin. It’s been a while!


I’m really glad you’re doing housecalls now. I want to get Muffin’s bump looked at again.

OK, I’ll just look at my notes here- 1 cm, top of head…mm hmmm… So where we left it one year ago was that you were going to go talk to your husband and then we were going to aspirate it.


Oh….yes. It’s grown quite a bit since then. We really need –


Yes, I wanted to talk to you about that. I’m a bit upset that you didn’t mention last time how his kibble might have caused this.


We don’t really understand why cancer occurs, Mrs. Sandford. The important thing now is to take care of this mass. I’d hate for you to blame yourself because of your food selection.


I don’t blame myself. I blame you. How much do you make from Big Pet Food anyway?

Actually nothing. But aren’t you feeding a boutique brand anyway? You told me last time you were feeding…let me check…organic grain free non-GMO preservative free all natural Wolf Chunks.


Yes, and you told me to stop and to go back to that one full of corn and despair!

Actually, no, I said Wolf Chunks were fine if that’s what you wanted. But about that mass…


I’ve been using turmeric on the advice of Pet Food Dude. Do you know Pet Food Dude? Can I borrow your computer? This guy knows all your tricks.


Sure, have at it. May I ask what tricks you are referring to?

Vaccines. Pet food. You know. Poison. They are full of free radicals that are overpowering the antioxidants and preventing cellular apoptosis no matter how many carrots I add.

Here’s his site. He knows your medicine is a lie and you’re really just after our money.


I’m going to log on and see what the forums say about your “cancer just happens” line. Oh wait….shoot. My membership is expired. Can you hand me my wallet?


Oh, I think I’ve seen his site. Is he the one who sells supplements and seminars on dog juicing?

Yes! He’s a pioneer. OK, credit card updated, I’m in.


OK, here we go: Have I at any point in the past fed kibble from Big Pet Food or gotten Muffin vaccinated? Yes, 10 years ago. So they say here that this is why he has cancer and it isn’t responding to the turmeric. They also said you would say exactly what you said about it not being their fault, and not to fall for it. What do you have to say to THAT?

Mrs. Sandford, I need to level with you here.


It really doesn’t matter to me what you’re feeding Muffin. I am glad you care about him and want to do what’s best for him. I do too! I promise! I’m having a really hard time talking to you when you’re typing at someone who is convinced I’m out to hurt you both. Right now I am just really worried about the size of this mass on his head. I think we need to get him in for a full evaluation ASAP.

*tap tap*    I’ll think about it. I haven’t tried coconut oil yet.

May I ask why you even had me come out?


I just wanted this all on DropCam- see it over there? It’ll be on Pet Food Dude’s YouTube tonight. He’s doing a “Vets Revealed” bit. Well, since you didn’t do anything I’m sure you aren’t expecting payment. You can see yourself out.


Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

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Baseball Assistance Dog

We just returned from my favorite weekend of the year – Ohio’s Challenger Baseball State Tournament, this year hosted by our Toledo group. The child in the chair is from Wheelersburg, Ohio, and brought an assistance Doxie to help out! Love the little helmet – how cute! Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Dog Blog

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Shelter Sunday: K-9 Lifesavers / Washington, DC

Meet Babe Brûlée! This cute collie mix puppy is living near our nation’s capitol with K-9 Lifesavers. Here’s what their website has to say about this adorable little girl. This litter of 7 was rescued from rural GA- they have been brought to the DC area and are now well taken care of and are […] Dog Blog

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South Florida mutt dubbed 'World's Ugliest Dog'

South Florida mutt dubbed 'World's Ugliest Dog'
Quasi Modo was born with a fused spine. She can run, jump, and play like other dogs, but she can't turn her head and when she sits, she looks like half a dog. Virginia Sayre adopted her from Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control when Quasi was just …
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City seeking dog owner in neglect case
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control is investigating a case of animal neglect that left a dog emaciated and malnourished. Mae, a female pit bull, was so hungry when officers rescued her from a Drexel Avenue home, the dog was trying to eat paper out of
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US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test
That's the core finding of a potentially influential new ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considered the question of how much police should rely on their K-9 partners to justify searches when a dog's own competence, as in Lex's
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Golden Poodle awards for July

The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

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Helline, model

Helline is a Lagotto Romagnolo, an Italian breed.  She lives part of the time in Menton and the rest in Luxembourg. She’s three and a half and as you can see enjoys playing ‘model.’ 


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Baby News! It’s A…

Gender Reveal! Bubby and Bean

We’re having a little boy! A boy! One of each! Needless to say, we are beyond thrilled. Just like with last time, we would have been stoked either way, but this is pretty awesome. I’m fairly certain that Essley is going to love bossing her little brother around. And we all can’t wait to meet this little man who is already loved so much.


Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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ht-kitty-cop-lgA tiny stray kitten is safe and with a new, loving forever home, thanks to the persistence and compassion of a New York City police officer.

According to the New York Police Department, Brooklyn residents reported a tiny kitten who was stuck inside the engine of a mini van.

Responding officers arrived and tried to get the cat out of the van, to no avail. Then Officer John Passarella showed up.

Officer Passarella, who is also a volunteer firefighter, told ABC News that he immediately slid underneath the car to get to the cat but the little feline kept getting away from him, retreating farther into the underbelly of the car.

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#AmazingPetExpo, Austin, TX, August 1 – 2, 2015

The sound of cheerful barks will be music to the ears of dog devotees in The Live Music Capital of the World as animal lovers gather on August 1st and 2nd for a free, Fido-friendly celebration of the…

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Let’s Go Adventuring

We leave next week for a trip up to Door County, Wisconsin. And although we’re not camping (or even glamping; we’re staying in a rented condo), the trip feels like an outdoor adventure in my mind. When I was a little girl, my family drove up to Wisconsin to go camping in the woods every summer, so maybe that’s the reason. Or maybe it’s because it’s a good 5-6 hour road trip to get to there, which these days, feels like a long one. Or maybe it’s because we’ll be doing a lot of hiking and outdoor activities once we’re there. Whatever the reason, I’ve had summertime road trips and camping adventures on the mind, man. When I lived out west in my 20s (Colorado, Oregon, and California), I lived in places that were deep in nature, and going ‘adventuring,’ as we liked to call it, was a regular part of daily life. It’s admittedly been a long (long) time, and this trip is far from what we did in those days, but I’m excited nonetheless. The images you see above are the types that have filled my daydreams the past few days. Maybe they’re stereotypical or overly ethereal or even kind of cheesy when they’re all put together as part of my outdoor exploration fantasy, but I’m feeling them. I really am.

Have you gone on any camping or outdoor adventures lately, or do you have plans for any this summer?

Images from top: 1. Moon and Trees  //  2. Oh Pioneer  //  3. Michael Smyjewski  // 4. For the Love of Wanderlust  //  5. Eartheld  //  6. SFGirlbyBay  // 7. Rob Strok  //  8. Coffee in the Mountains


Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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