Blogs, Dog care

Best dog shampoo brands in the Philippines: my favorites

Caring for the mini schnauzer’s coat and furnishings is a key part of owning this breed. Daily brushing and regular baths are essential to make your schnauzer look and feel good, which is why it’s important to use products suited to your pet’s needs. There is a ton of dog shampoos and grooming products out… Continue reading Best dog shampoo brands in the Philippines: my favorites

Blogs, Dog care, Mini schnauzer concerns

Grooming mini schnauzers in the Philippines

If you’re a mini schnauzer owner, grooming is bound to be a major part of your life.  The mini schnauzer’s trademark beard and furnishings give the breed its distinctive look, but to keep these looking good, you’ll have to do some maintenance. The mini schnauzer’s coat can be stripped or clipped. Stripping is a tedious… Continue reading Grooming mini schnauzers in the Philippines

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Bringing a new puppy home: things to remember

One of the most joyful moments in the life of a dog owner is bringing home a new puppy. You're filled with excitement, and you're looking forward to a life of fun and companionship with your puppy.  Whether you're a first time dog owner or a long-time dog owner, you're in for a series of… Continue reading Bringing a new puppy home: things to remember

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Toilet training your mini schnauzer

Toilet training is one of the key concerns of all new dog owners, as it should be. People always ask for tips on how to begin toilet training a puppy (or an old dog), and I always say that successful toilet training starts with knowing your dog’s routine and body language. Mini schnauzers are no… Continue reading Toilet training your mini schnauzer

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Teacup schnauzers, princess shih tzus: why you should avoid them

If someone offers you a “teacup” or “princess” type dog, think hard or better yet, run. You’re about to fall for a marketing ploy and chances are, you’re about to get a dog that has a bundle of health issues. First things first, there is no such thing as a teacup dog, much less a… Continue reading Teacup schnauzers, princess shih tzus: why you should avoid them

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Diotemaceous earth: an affordable, effective anti-flea treatment in the Philippines

Mini schnauzer owners who struggle with ticks and fleas will be glad to know that there is a safe and effective way to control these pests—diotemaceous earth (DE). I first tried DE several years ago when we had a sudden flea infestation that started from out of nowhere. All my dogs are treated with topical… Continue reading Diotemaceous earth: an affordable, effective anti-flea treatment in the Philippines

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The mathematics of dog breeding in the Philippines

Is dog breeding a good business? An increasing number of enterprising Filipinos are wading into dog breeding, hoping to cash in on the growing demand for pets in the country.  Unfortunately, many of these dog breeders do not understand two very important things: 1) dogs; and 2) business. Let me start off by stating something… Continue reading The mathematics of dog breeding in the Philippines

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Neutering and spaying in the Philippines

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by dog owners concerns the safety of neutering and spaying procedures in the Philippines. This is perfectly understandable. Neutering and spaying pets is not a deeply ingrained practice in the country, and it is only recently that more Filipino dog owners are recognizing the existence of… Continue reading Neutering and spaying in the Philippines

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Surviving parvo in the Philippines

As a dog owner, the word I dread the most is parvo. It has been over thirty years since I held my dying, parvo-stricken dog in my arms, after several days of confinement and using up my student’s allowance, but the memories continue to haunt me to this day. Since then, there have been major… Continue reading Surviving parvo in the Philippines