Dog health, Uncategorized

Can dogs eat rice?

This post is from the American Kennel Club newsletter. I am reposting it as is because rice is a staple in the Filipino diet, and is easily accessible to all those who want to give their dogs something else beyond kibble.  One of the most popular foods around the world is rice. But can dogs… Continue reading Can dogs eat rice?

Dog care, Dog health

Ehrlichia in the Philippines: 7 things you should know

Ehrlichia is a most dreaded word for any dog owner. Recently, I've been hearing from so many dog owners who are absolutely floored by their beloved dog's ehrlichia diagnosis. Having gone through this experience not just once, but a number of times, here are some ehrlichia facts that I can share with you as a… Continue reading Ehrlichia in the Philippines: 7 things you should know

Dog health, Uncategorized

Anti-flea and tick treatments that work in the Philippines

Fleas and ticks are a perennial problem for dog owners in the Philippines. The concern of pet parents is understandable -- each time I step into the vet's clinic, I would always encounter a dog suffering from ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne disease. (One case I saw was so bad, with the dog bleeding heavily as a… Continue reading Anti-flea and tick treatments that work in the Philippines

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The Dog is Throwing Up: Your Guide to All Things Dog Vomit | Whole Dog Journal

By C.J. Puotinen [Updated August 22, 2018] Oh, that dreadful retching – followed by the up-chucking of anything from green bile to undigested dinners to things we’d rather not think about. How can you tell whether vomiting is serious enough for a vet visit or something you can treat at home? And what makes dogs… Continue reading The Dog is Throwing Up: Your Guide to All Things Dog Vomit | Whole Dog Journal

Dog care, Dog health

Know your dog food choices in the Philippines

Dog owners all over the world always ask what they should feed their dogs. The  same is true in the Philippines, where dog owners are faced with a wide array of choices that can be confusing for any pet owner. For the purposes of this blog, I will put dog food under five categories --… Continue reading Know your dog food choices in the Philippines

Dog care, Dog health

What to look for when choosing a vet in the Philippines

Just as all parents need pediatricians for their babies, dog owners need a vet for their pets. A vet is a steady partner and your ally in raising healthy and happy fur balls. From the moment you welcome a dog into your life, you will need a vet to guide you and help you understand… Continue reading What to look for when choosing a vet in the Philippines

Blogs, Dog health

5 common health issues that Filipino dog owners should worry about

Dogs in the Philippines face health problems specific to them. That’s because Pinoy dog owners face the same challenges—for instance, high humidity,  lots of unvaccinated and flea-infested dogs around, and urban pollution. This is why well-meaning advice from foreign experts and health sites may not be practical for our purposes. From my experience raising dogs,… Continue reading 5 common health issues that Filipino dog owners should worry about