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    Pax's First Day

    By Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. His love of dogs and passion for natural healing and nutrition led him to writing, teaching and helping people create health naturally, without drugs, chemicals and processed food.

    Pax's First Day!

    I never have a lack of topics to write about and this time, I feel like I have at least 1000 and one!  

    We visited Pax early last week believing that we still had a week to go before taking him home. But then, we learned that his “original mom” miscalculated the eight-week pickup date and told us we could take him home the next day! 🙌🏻Imagine! 

    After we learned the big news, we had to figure out how to take a little puppy for a 700 km drive to visit our friend and my colleague, Dr. Eva Furnschuss in Graz, Austria, where she runs an amazing holistic veterinary practice. We were planning this visit for more than a year and at the end, we decided to go. Some people may think it was not the right thing to do to take a young puppy for such a trip, but our journey was filled with so much joy and Pax acted like he had been with our pack forever! (Pics and videos from the journey will be published in the next couple of weeks, stay tuned.) 

    We were lucky to find an amazing portable crate and a safe temporary restraint before we received our shipment of the Perfect Fit Harness and the Gentle Leash. We also managed to find an awesome 12V plugin car cooler to keep Pax’s food fresh and safe. We put a bag of ice at the bottom and it didn’t even melt in two days! 

    In the following weeks, I will be publishing not only our adventures from the trip, but also new puppy and dog care videos from the very start. I have found these recordings fun and easy to do, as I have the perfect “assistants” to help me, Pax and my partner Dean, the person behind the camera. The main topics will be puppy care, feeding, training, handling and traveling with dogs. I hope you will find them handy!🤓

    Peter and Pax

    The video below shows the fun we had, Pax's first meal, how to make the transition to raw food and getting puppies used to daily life so they become confident and well adjusted. I hope you'll enjoy our first-day outings with Pax’s siblings. From a walk in the fields with the other pup's, to a pet store, and public transit, they did really well!

    To summarize, Pax has settled into his new role incredibly well. Initially, I was worried, because it was hard to imagine our new dog being as well behaved as Skai, but so far, Pax has no problem making the cut and we often joke he came pre-trained!  He is sweet, affectionate, social and unbelievably well behaved.  😇 Plus, he is also a super happy and chilled traveler. 

    Thank you for all the wishes, comments and emails! I am very grateful to share these moments. One of our community members wrote to me: "You smile is back!" and I agree. I don't seem to stop smiling having Pax around. 😁🐶❤️  

    Here's the video of Pax's first day. Enjoy!

    Read the story of Pax here.


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    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the Czech Republic and obtained the Canadian Certificate of Qualification in 1995. He is currently licensed in the European Union, and his unique approach to healing and nutrition helps holistically minded dog lovers worldwide.

    Dr. Dobias strongly believes that disease prevention, natural nutrition and supplements, the right exercise and a drug free approach to medicine can add years to your dog's life.

    As a formulator of his all-natural vitamin and supplement line and co-inventor of natural, chemical free flea and tick control, FleaHex® and TickHex®, his unique healing system and products currently hold the highest independent five star customer rating. For more information click here.

    Any general recommendations that Dr. Dobias makes are not a substitute for the appropriate veterinary care and are for informational and educational purposes only.

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