Category Archives: Dogs

10 Dog Safety Rules for Children and Adults

I felt compelled to write this post after seeing so many people violate what should be basic rules of dog etiquette, and also hearing so many people express their opinion that dogs should basically tolerate pretty much anything short of a beating without reacting negatively. Many really do believe that they should be able to … Continue reading 10 Dog Safety Rules for Children and Adults

Kong Air Squeaker Donut Review: The Squeaky Toy that Lived

The Kong Air Squeaker Donut Toy gets a four paw up rating from Lizzie! Lizzie, like many dogs, loves squeaky toys. But being a German Shepherd with jaws of steel, squeaky toys just stop squeaking after a day or two. They either rip or the squeakers break and Lizzie is left with a non-squeaking piece … Continue reading Kong Air Squeaker Donut Review: The Squeaky Toy that Lived

WARNING: COCOA MULCH DEADLY TO DOGS & CATS

Today one of our obedience club members posted this warning on our facebook page. This merits being passed on to warn all pet owners. I would go as far as saying this product should NOT be sold for any use in flowerbeds as many people won’t know the risk despite any warnings, and cats could … Continue reading WARNING: COCOA MULCH DEADLY TO DOGS & CATS

Get Rid of Fleas! How I won the battle…

At last, it seems I have gotten the upper hand in my battle against the fleas and my little Papillon’s hair is growing back!  I have a full multi-front attack that has worked!  Controlling fleas when you have multiple dogs is a challenge, but this method has worked for my sensitive Papillons as well as … Continue reading Get Rid of Fleas! How I won the battle…

Texas HB1451 follow-up

Well, unfortunately the bill passed the senate in its entire and highly inefficient form.  Now as the bill is going back to the house and then to the governor, I’d like to ask again for people to support increased ENFORCEMENT and not waste more resources on these additional cumbersome laws.  Our problem is total lack … Continue reading Texas HB1451 follow-up

Current Issue: Texas HB 1451 – More bad government

Texas Legislators are currently attempting to pass a bill regulating dog breeders in Texas, Texas HB1451 (authored by Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) and staunchly supported by Sen John Whitmire (D-Houston). While this sounds commendable on the surface, and we all would like those who abuse and irresponsibly breed animals to rot in jail, this new … Continue reading Current Issue: Texas HB 1451 – More bad government

Review: Adams Spot On – Worst Topical Flea Treatment for Papillons

As far as efficacy, none of the topical treatments seem to be doing so well this year, but unfortunately Adams Spot On topical does not mix with Papillon hair. I will assume that it will be the same with other silky haired dogs as well. For price, it is really inexpensive. I decided to give … Continue reading Review: Adams Spot On – Worst Topical Flea Treatment for Papillons

Better flea control methods!

I got this response to my first blog post/call for help from Riyo and Darcy’s first mom 🙂 I will go look for this stuff and try it out! Also was told by another Papillon expert to try something called Comfortis.: Use a yard and house spray with IGR in it. Will be more expensive, … Continue reading Better flea control methods!

Vellus Shampoo…It’s bath time!

When I got Riyo back in 2007, the lady I got him from recommended Vellus shampoos and brushes for him as that is what she uses on her show dogs.  I followed her recommendation and went on the Vellus website and ordered one gallon of shampoo and one gallon of conditioner.  Conditioner is a must … Continue reading Vellus Shampoo…It’s bath time!

Fire Hose Dog Bed: The bed for dogs that like to get dirty

I ordered a new Fire Hose dog bed for Lizzie the other day to put in the car, and I was pretty excited about getting it!  I converted the back of my SUV to a dog kennel, and I’ve had a regular cloth bed back there.  The problem with that is when I go out … Continue reading Fire Hose Dog Bed: The bed for dogs that like to get dirty

James Herriot: on animal souls

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. You’ve nothing to worry about there.” He goes to note regarding animals joining their masters in the afterlife: “I do believe it. With all my heart I believe it.” James Herriot … Continue reading James Herriot: on animal souls

The Battle of the Fleas: Better Weapons Needed!!!!

This is the first time I feel like I am losing the battle against the fleas since the advent of topical flea prevention. All of a sudden this year, Frontline may as well be motor oil. It’s just not working!!! Last year, I switched off my usual products to FrontlinePlus and Heartgard. I was using … Continue reading The Battle of the Fleas: Better Weapons Needed!!!!

The FURminator: Can’t live without it….

Or I can, but will loads of dog hair.  Old dog 4, Carmina, has this thick double coat that sheds and sheds, all year long.  Coming soon in spring it likes to just come out in handfuls.  I really don’t understand how it is even possible.  I mean, if I lost that much hair, I … Continue reading The FURminator: Can’t live without it….