I questioned whether or not to start a section like this on Dog Advertiser. For the sheer reason that I would be opening up our life and Angelo & Aries’ lives for everyone to see and potentially scrutinize. In general I’m a private person and fiercely protective of my family. However, once I realized how many other pet parents we could be helping, the fear I had started to melted away.

You see I often get private emails and messages on social media inquiring about the health of A&A. People are especially interested in Angelo, due to his mitral valve disease. They want to know how we are managing it, how it’s progressing and what the future holds for him. Sometimes they want recommendations on supplements or opinions on particular treatments. We aren’t medical experts, but Angelo has had his fair share of health ailments, that extend beyond his heart disease. He’s had so many of them, that I ended up keeping a mini-journal of all the events that transpired. With the journal I was able to chronicle his overall journey, symptoms, treatments (if any) and my feelings on the matter.

When Aries came along we thought we had a super healthy puppy, but that wasn’t the case. She is the happiest and silly little rascal you’ll ever meet, but she too came with some ailments. We are still trying to figure out what’s going on with her and as time goes on, you’ll be able see how she progresses.

So what will this new section of our site be like? We will be writing this like regular blog entries. There will be excerpts taken from my real life mini-journal, combined with present day commentary. Everything will be dated, so you won’t have to worry about being confused.

We are going back to the beginning, where it all started. Back to 2015, when first learned of Angelo’s illness. From 2015 we will work our way thru all the struggles, emotions, detective work and “aha moments”.  I’ll also share some really cool tips and recipes that we acquired. We will do this until we arrive at the present. Once we get to the present day, we will continue to blog in real time.

Basically, as life happens to our family, you’ll be there front and center.

Here we go.

– Marky

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