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  • CHerry eye
    Meat or bread for dogs?
    An article published in Nature in January 2013 is getting some attention from dog food manufacturers. Apparently, dogs have 4 to 30 times more genetic material that could be activated to create characteristics that produce amylase, the enzyme that...
  • How to keep your pets from fearing fireworks
    Tips on keeping your Dachshund calm during the fireworks
    Our Dachshunds go crazy on the 4th of July. We live in the Hollywood Hills, not far from the Hollywood Bowl, and there are fireworks shows all around. It scares them, and they run around in circles, or hide under something.What do you do?More pets...
  • Fireworks, food, family, and Pugs….
    Fireworks, food, family, and Pugs….
    The 4th of July is a just a few days away and there will be fireworks, food, family and friends gathering for the festivities to celebrate. However, this may not be such a happy experience for your pug. Pugs love to be a part of the celebration...
  • Be mindful of your pug's body language.
    Prevent Dog Bites...
    This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Pugs usually do not have a problem because they are socialable dogs, however, they will still defend if need be so one needs to be mindful when you are out with their pug. It is best to watch for...
  • So we're going to get a dog.
    So we're going to get a dog.
    We are going to get a dog. The questions are when, where and how will this work with our family. Perhaps the best situation for getting a dog is when our children are three to seven. That will give the kids the benefit of being old enough to tell...
  • Make sure your pugs are included in your disaster plan.
    Do you have a disaster plan in effect that includes your pug?
    Pugs are important part of our families; therefore need to be included in case of an emergency or disaster. Are you prepared and does your preparation include stuff for your pug? First thing one need to remember is not all hotels, shelters or...
  • Ways to help a dog in senior years
    Senior dogs will experience changes
    Around 7 years of age smaller breed dogs begin to enter their senior years whereas larger breed dogs enter these years slightly earlier. There are subtle changes such as signs of slowing down, gaining weight and senses becoming less sharp.There...
  • Health Care Subsidy
    What is a health care subsidy?
    Beginning in 2014, Obamacare also known as the new health care law, will require most Americans to have health insurance.If your employer already provides you with health insurance, not much will change for you.What if you have no insurance...
  • Protect your Pug from mosquitoes.
    Mosquitoes... here is something to help protect your pug.
    Spring and summer is almost here. What does that mean? Pool, beach, bonfires, and mosquitoes. Good news for our pugs; PetEdge has invented repellent pet products from hoodies, bandanas, beds, cots, safety vests, tees and more. These repellent...
  • Please help Daisy with her leg surgery
    Please help Daisy with her leg surgery
    Daisy May is not a Dachshund, but she needs help. (She does love Dachshunds, and has played with ours.)This past Sunday, Daisy had a terrible slip or fall in the wet grass at the park, and severed her Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL. If dogs had...
  • Growing Herbs-chives
    Growing Herbs-chives
    Chives are a wonderful perennial plant that are easy to grow in your garden. They like full sun to partial shade, with moist to dry conditions.Chives can be grown from seed or purchased as a plant. Plant seeds in mid spring about a foot apart....
  • Keeping your Pug calm.
    Help calm an anxious Pug
    Does your pug have separation anxiety? Especially, rescue pugs that have been abandoned or beaten they have fears that they may have been abandoned again. Does your pug get overly excited? All pugs get excited and love to see us come home, that is...
  • Health Care Reform
    Health care reform and your 2014, 2015 taxes
    In recent times, you have probably been hearing discussions regarding health care reform, Obamacare or Affordable Care Act in the media.These are the unofficial labels for the Affordable Care Act and The Patient Protection, a nationwide health...
  • Kids and dogs
    16 Things Every Kid Should Know about Dogs
    Dogs and kids have always gone together like summer and ice cream. Dogs make wonderful companions, confidants and partners in crime. Unfortunately, not all dogs love children. Here are some basic facts that every child should know about dogs. Help...
  • Annie snubbing her new cat bed
    Cats give lukewarm reception to Whisker City cat bed
    The Whisker City® Animal Print Cuddler Pet Bed, made exclusively for PetSmart, has great reviews on their site and retails for only $19.99. It rates 4 and a bit out of five stars with 17 reviewers writing in. I decided to buy the bed last week...
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