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I thought this could be a good discussion topic. I didn't find anything relating to this in my searches.

Question: What records do you keep track of relating to your dog? And how do you keep track of them?

Remy is going through some health issues, so I try to keep track of everything I change, give him or notice. The food he eats, the crappy water he accidentally drank, his weight, how much he eats, any changes in behavior, Heartgard given, etc.

The best way I have found (so far) for me to keep track was to set up his own email address and email things I do or notice with a date format and a brief subject. I then will add detail in the body of the email if needed. So I guess you could say I keep an "email diary".

I can do this anytime anywhere I have my cell phone, which is always.

I am always looking for new and better (and convenient) ways to keep track of things!

So what do YOU do and why?
 

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I'm thinking about setting up a wordpress blog to track this stuff. I can post to that and access it from my iPhone so it would usually be handy anywhere there's cell phone coverage.
 

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I'm still old school. Each of my critters have their own binder..including Hubby (his is camo). All of the critters registration papers are in seperate folders in our fire proof safe.
 

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I use a spreadsheet type set up for any vac , vet visit records.

Healthwise, I set up a calendar type thing when one has a problem, I log the info into that..I also have separate binders for all of them with any info/pics, records that sort of thing
 

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We just have a file folder in the fire safe box with all the vet receipts. If things got complicated and we felt we needed to organize better, we'd probably set up a Google doc that could be accessed by me or my husband (shared between us). That's how we track our spending. Love Google docs.
 

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We just have a file folder in the fire safe box with all the vet receipts. If things got complicated and we felt we needed to organize better, we'd probably set up a Google doc that could be accessed by me or my husband (shared between us). That's how we track our spending. Love Google docs.
I think I may just start using google docs!

I can create and edit on my phone via the mobile site, cool!
 

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Our healthy dogs have one file they share with vet info, microchip info, obedience class graduation certificates, change of ownership forms, etc.

Kodi was such a medical nightmare that he had his own file which was thicker in a couple of months than all the other dogs combined, and the other file goes back 7 YEARS.

For your case, I would probably use microsoft word and update daily or as needed, but your idea works ok. I guess I would say that it may be a pain for you to later easily access everything at once. You'll have to open individual e-mails for each day or issue.
 

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I have a file for both of my dogs in the file cabinet. My husband makes fun of me and says I have "too good" of a memory so I keep details upstairs in my head :)
 

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There is an iPhone/iPad ap called Pawcard. It was free --- maybe there is a version for PC, not sure.
 

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I have a folder too with receipts, blood test results etc. I am old school and write in a diary the dates of when tick, worm treatments etc are due, why I took her to the vet and the outcome (I do the same for the cats).
 
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