Blogs, Dog health, Mini schnauzer concerns

Urinary stones in dogs in the Philippines

If you own a mini schnauzer, it’s important to be prepared for urinary stones and urinary tract infections. These are so common among mini schnauzers that one of my favorite vets once likened mini schnauzers to cats, who are also extremely prone to urinary stones and UTI infections. Urinary stones are caused by many things,… Continue reading Urinary stones in dogs in the Philippines

Blogs, Guest essays and contributions

How my dog changed my life during the pandemic  

By Jane Barcenas-Bisuña During difficult times, we can turn to our dogs to lift our spirits. I am reprinting this account by Jane Barcenas-Bisuña, who was able to overcome her fear of dogs and now basks in the joy that they bring. Being holed up at home in the middle of a pandemic―seemingly with little hope in sight—has aggravated my… Continue reading How my dog changed my life during the pandemic  

Blogs, Dog health

Pet insurance in the Philippines: questions to ask before you buy one

Pet insurance plans are finally available in the Philippines, and many pet parents are eager to get a plan for their furry companions. Since pet insurance is new in the country, everyone is asking how it works and if it is worth their money. Being all too familiar with veterinary bill shock, I excitedly checked… Continue reading Pet insurance in the Philippines: questions to ask before you buy one

Blogs, Dog care

Tips for working from home with noisy dogs

One of the biggest challenges of working from home is the incessant barking of my dogs. Although my dogs are sweet and loving, I have always known that they are not exactly a quiet bunch. However, it was not until I switched to full WFH mode following the pandemic that I realized how difficult it… Continue reading Tips for working from home with noisy dogs

Blogs, Dog care

What to expect during animal bite treatment in the Philippines

If you own a dog or a cat, you’re probably not expecting that your furry pal will bite or scratch you or a family member. Unfortunately, things happen and your totally harmless pal may end up wounding you or someone. This is something that I unfortunately had to go through last week, when I attempted… Continue reading What to expect during animal bite treatment in the Philippines

Blogs

Imported pet dogs in the Philippines: tips to avoid scammers

Do you want an imported dog? Recently, there has been an explosion of imported pet dogs coming to the Philippines, with traders and importers leading the frenzy. Celebrities share photos of their prized pets on Instagram and Facebook – supposedly “rare” animals, as marketers refer to them – whetting the appetites of aspiring pet owners… Continue reading Imported pet dogs in the Philippines: tips to avoid scammers

Blogs

Show quality vs pet quality dogs: what’s the difference?

If you’ve ever reached out to a breeder about getting a puppy, one of the questions you might be asked is if you want a pet or a show dog. If you’re not familiar with these terms, the question might confuse you, so I’m writing this blog in the hopes that it can help you… Continue reading Show quality vs pet quality dogs: what’s the difference?

Blogs

Sharing life’s passions with your dog

Meet Loki, the Wise Doggo and personal finance whiz One of the best things about having pets is that being able to share your greatest passions with them. Beyond their comforting presence, dogs can also give you a sense of purpose. This is something that new fur parent Timothy Yap has proven with his 7… Continue reading Sharing life’s passions with your dog