Thursday, December 29, 2016

Artificial Grass if You Have Dogs at Home: The Benefits and Proper Treatment

golden retriever dogs on artificial grass

If you own dogs, you will be aware that natural waste can be a problem. Also, dogs like to spend time outdoors, so a garden is a necessity. Dogs love to roam on lawns, and many also like to dig, which can be troublesome. We have a recommendation for dog owners that may solve a lot of the problems: install artificial grass.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Top 10 Gift Ideas Every Dog Owner Will Love

Top 10 Gift Ideas Every Dog Owner Will Love

Dog owners aren't the hardest people to shop for. In fact, they’ll enjoy just about anything that can make them closer to their pets. If you are clueless about what gifts to buy this holiday, here are 10 ideas you can write down on your list.

Monday, December 12, 2016

8 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn't Give a Dog as a Gift

8 Good Reasons Why You Shouldn't Give a Dog as a Gift

Dogs are adorable and fun to be with at home. They are friendly and nice to play with. They can even provide comfort and stress relief after a hard day at work. However, despite their best characteristics and features, they don't make a nice gift.

In case you're wondering why, here are 8 good reasons why you shouldn't give dogs as gifts.

1. It requires financial responsibility

Even though you give a fully vaccinated puppy to your friend, he still has to spend money for its food, grooming supplies and other needs. If he is not financially prepared, your friend, as well as the dog, might suffer the consequences.

2. It entails a lifestyle change

If your recipient prefers to live alone, giving him a dog as a gift might force him to completely change his lifestyle. Unfortunately, not all people are successful when it comes to such changes. As a result, the dog may not get the physical and psychological stimulation it needs to be healthy.

3. It needs home preparation

It's not enough that you consider how large a recipient's home is. For your friend and the dog's safety, you should also consider its environment. A busy street, for example, can make a dog feel agitated, especially if the dog's new owner isn't fully committed to its well-being.

4. It can put the dog's life in danger

You might think owning a dog is great but you can’t always say the same thing for your recipient. If he feels otherwise and can't return the dog, it might end up in a dog shelter. If the people at the shelter can't find him a new home, he's likely to get euthanized.

RELATED: 10 Reasons Why the Number of Abandoned Dogs in the Philippines Continues to Rise

5. It creates the wrong impression about dogs

Giving dogs as gifts creates the impression that they are invaluable and disposable. Once the excitement factor wears off after a few days or weeks, the dog can be at risk of neglect. This is actually very common among kids who have very short attention spans and lack the sense of responsibility of taking care of another life.

6. It can cause additional stress

Holidays and important occasions are very stressful. There's food preparation, gift buying, celebrations and gatherings. Because of these factors, training or even setting aside time to feed and walk a new dog can be difficult. Even looking after it during such a busy season can be challenging.

7. It can put the recipient at risk of allergies

A large number of people are allergic to cats and dogs. Some of them don’t even know they have allergies until they become fully exposed to the animal. Even though you have good intentions in giving the gift, you can put the recipient's health at risk.

8. It's usually an impulse decision

Impulse decisions are likely to end up as bad decisions. Before you give in to your kids’ plea about getting a dog as a gift, consider their capabilities to care for it first. If they aren't fully prepared, you can end up taking full responsibility of the dog.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Top 5 Dog-friendly Holiday Getaway Ideas in the Philippines

Dog-friendly Holiday Destinations in the Philippines

Leaving your dog for a few days can be heartbreaking, especially if you're having a really good time and he gets to be alone in your home or in a pet center. If you struggle with this scenario almost every holiday, it's probably the right time you modify your plans.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Don't Judge a Dog By its Breed!

judging dogs behavior on their breed

For ages, many of us blame the dogs' breeds for their bad behaviors. This lack of knowledge on dogs had already caused serious damages and even deaths to our beloved canines.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Top 10 Causes of Death in Dogs and How to Prevent Them

 Top 10 Causes of Death in Dogs and How to Prevent Them

Dogs are more than just pets. For most of us, they are family. This makes keeping them safe and secure a top priority. To keep you in the loop about the most common threats to dogs’ well-being, here’s a list of the most common causes of deaths in dogs- and ways to prevent them.

Monday, November 14, 2016

10 Reasons Why the Number of Abandoned Dogs in the Philippines Continues to Rise

abandoned dogs in the philippines
Here's a sad fact - while many puppies are being born and sold everyday, more dogs are being carelessly abandoned in the streets by their irresponsible owners.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Meet Mhershey - Our Beautiful and Smart English Cream Golden Retriever

Mhershey the Golden Retriever - Philippines
My husband and I are both dog lovers and we wanted our child to be the same. Besides, kids who are exposed early to dogs are known to grow up as more responsible individuals. Who wouldn't want that?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Our House Was Infested with Fleas and Ticks - What We Did to Eliminate Them for Good

flea and tick infestation in our house

2 years ago, we suddenly had a flea and tick infestation here in our home. It started when we fostered a weak dog who was full of these parasites all over his body. Since he couldn't walk then, the ticks from his body started to crawl at the walls of our garage.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mhershey's Halloween Zombie-Dog Costume During The Walking Dog-Z Event at SM Tarlac

Mhershey - golden retriever - zombie - dog halloween costume
Exactly 2 years ago, we joined a dog fashion show held at SM City Tarlac. However, this one was different. To add more fun to the upcoming Halloween Season, the event was called "The Walking Dog-Z" and each dog who would join the show was encouraged to wear costumes that would make them look like a dog-zombie or a dog-mummy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Separation Anxiety in Dogs - How to Properly Deal With It?

separation anxiety in dogs

Separation anxiety can do a lot of damage not only to your furniture and property but your dog as well. It can lead to a lot of behavioral problems that can endanger the safety and well-being of your pet.

To make sure none of these things happen, here are some of the essential things you need to know about dealing with an anxious dog.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rabies in Dogs: Myths versus Facts

myths vs facts of dog rabies

Rabies has become less and less prevalent these days. Despite the decline in its cases, it doesn’t mean that the virus has become less serious and deadly. In fact, it still continues to kill both domesticated and stray animals. One good reason is the lack of prevention and the right information.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Why I Stopped Feeding My Dogs Meat Sawdust

ground meat sawdust

I was reading some homemade dog food recipes earlier when I came across an article suggesting that everyone should switch to meat sawdust as an alternative to quality meat. There was a time when I had actually thought of sticking to this option, but something happened one day that made me realize that going for cheaper alternatives isn't always the best idea, and may often lead to tragic consequences.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

10 Reasons Why Petcube is the Best Remote Wi-Fi Pet Camera Today

Petcube Remote Wi-Fi Pet Camera Review
Petcube Remote Wi-Fi Pet Camera

Because we consider our pets as part of the family, it’s essential that we ensure their safety and comfort, too. Unfortunately, however, because of work and social commitments, we might not always be there for them. A good solution to this is to invest in a pet camera.

Monday, October 3, 2016

7 Signs You're Not a Responsible Dog Owner

Owning a dog is a much bigger responsibility than what most people think. Aside from the cost, you also have to anticipate doing a lot of hard work and making tons of adjustments just to ensure your dog’s health and wellness. While it's easy to think that you have everything under control, it may not actually be the case.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tarlac Recreational Park - My Favorite Pet-Friendly Park in Tarlac

Tarlac Recreational Park with Audric, Mhershey and Archer

Last September 11, 2016, we decided to spend our Sunday afternoon at Tarlac Recreational Park. It's one of my favorite places here in Tarlac. It is also the most peaceful and beautiful park near the city proper. If you're looking for a safe haven to unwind and breathe some fresh air with your family and pets, this is the first place I'd recommend!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Personally Proven Health Benefits of Fish Oil for Dogs Plus Personal Instructions on How to Give It

nature made fish oil for dogs

Fish oil has been an in-demand supplement to a lot of health conscious individuals these days. With so many health benefits, it’s not even surprising to find the supplement being used on pets, too.

In case you’re not buying the idea, here are a few good reasons to convince you to give fish oils to your dogs- based on personal experience.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Keep Your Dogs Inside Your Houses For God's Sake!

dogs on the street

I want to start this with a rant. I'm in a subdivision where some of the top businessmen, professionals and politicians in our city live. Our street is one of the main roads and it is also where cars from the National Highway who wanted to do short-cuts pass. This is supposedly one of the busiest streets here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Animal Kingdom Foundation's #RunFurLife 2016 - A Fundraising Bubble Fun Run for the Rescued Dogs

Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. is a rescue and rehabilitation center for dogs situated in Capas, Tarlac. You have probably heard them from the news before - rescuing dogs from those trucks and vans who were bound to kill and sell them in places like Baguio City, etc.

They currently have over a hundred dogs in their shelter who are looking for new families and homes.

With all the animal cruelty that is happening right now in the Philippines, they wanted to, again, step forward and put an end to this once and for all.

Last July 31, 2016, they held a fun run called #RunFurLife at the Quezon City Memorial Circle- a fundraising event for all the rescued dogs and to promote an end to the illegal dog meat trade. The two dog groups where I belong to, the Dog Walkers Club of Tarlac and the Philippine Golden Retrievers, participated in the event. It was really fun! I'm proud to say that the event was a success!

Here are some of the photos me and my husband took during the event. Just look at those smiles!

A runner with her cute shih-tzu Theo - #RunFurLife2016
Cherry with her cute shih-tzu Theo - #RunFurLife2016


Kimchi (Cocker Spaniel) and Ginger (Golden Retriever) - #RunFurLife2016
Eric's babies - Kimchi (Cocker Spaniel) and Ginger (Golden Retriever) - #RunFurLife2016

2 large Alaskan Malamutes also joined the event - #RunFurLife2016
2 large Alaskan Malamutes also joined the event - #RunFurLife2016
Tired yet happy runners taking photos at the finished line - #RunFurLife2016
Tired yet happy runners taking photos at the finished line - #RunFurLife2016




A random group of cyclists - #RunFurLife2016
A dramatic victory :) - #RunFurLife2016
A dramatic victory :) - #RunFurLife2016









Ariane and Shayhan - 2 of the best volunteers during the event - #RunFurLife2016
Ariane and Shayhan - 2 of the best volunteers during the event - #RunFurLife2016
Dog Walkers Club of Tarlac - Volunteers all the way from Tarlac - #RunFurLife2016
Dog Walkers Club of Tarlac - Volunteers all the way from Tarlac - #RunFurLife2016
Blanca and Dennis with their Boston Terrier - #RunFurLife2016
Blanca and Dennis with their Boston Terrier - #RunFurLife2016

Doctor JJ, the most gentle Golden Retriever I know - #RunFurLife2016
Doctor JJ, the most gentle Golden Retriever I know - #RunFurLife2016

Philippine Golden Retrievers with the Anderson Foundation - #RunFurLife2016
Philippine Golden Retrievers with the Anderson Foundation - #RunFurLife2016
The Head Marshals of the event - #RunFurLife2016
The Head Marshals of the event - #RunFurLife2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Getting Back!

dog blogging

Yes, it's been a while since I last posted here. I got really busy with a lot of things - my 150-hour-per-week job, full time parenting, events and scheduled trips, and well... life! There was even a time when I was thinking of closing this blog for good.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Puppy Mills and Backyard Breeders: Who Are They and Why We Should Stop Them Now

Puppy Mills and Backyard Breeders
Several years ago, spotting puppy mills is easy. Malnourished puppies with aggressive behaviors are sure signs that they have been bred by backyard breeders to make a living. Unfortunately, over the years, the trend grew tremendously to the point that even registered pet shops have jumped on the bandwagon. These shops sell puppies produced from irresponsible breeding and unfavorable living conditions.


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