It’s Christmas time, and as in past years, pets are again high on the list of the gift lists of people -- for themselves and for others. Not only are cute dogs and cats sought after at this time, but also exotic pets and plants. Exotic pets include snakes, pythons, geckos, salamanders, turtles, pangolins, insects,… Continue reading Exotic pets in the Philippines: what to consider before buying one
Pyometra is one of the most common problems affecting female dogs in the Philippines. If there’s one reason why you should spay your female dog, it’s pyometra, an infection of the uterus. The high numbers are not surprising, considering that most Filipinos do not bother to have their dogs fixed. If there’s one thing I… Continue reading Pyometra: why you should spay your dog
Are you are planning to breed your mini schnauzer? I often get inquiries about my studs from owners of female dogs who are eager to breed their schnauzers Their reasons for breeding vary, ranging from those who simply want to have another puppy around the house, to those who want to make some money out… Continue reading Breeding mini schnauzers in the Philippines: know your responsibilities
Demand for mini schnauzers among Filipinos is steadily growing. Ever since the lockdown started, I have been getting inquiries almost on a daily basis from people who suddenly want to own these bearded babies. While I am glad that more Filipinos have discovered this wonderful breed, I can’t help but worry if all these interested… Continue reading Mini schnauzers in the Philippines: preparing to own one
I still remember the day many years ago when my sister’s dog suddenly fell ill out of the blue. He was vomiting a little, refused to eat, and was utterly depressed. On the second day, we took him to the vet, who said he was mildly rehydrated and immediately put him on IV fluids. He… Continue reading Our dog’s battle with kidney failure
Are you considering getting a standard poodle? (Or what they call a giant poodle? First things first, there is no such thing as a giant poodle despite what uninformed dog marketers love to say. The correct term is standard poodle or spoo.) If you have a spoo in your sights, I can’t blame you. Standard… Continue reading Standard poodles in the Philippines: are you equipped to own one?
If you’re out to purchase a puppy, you’ll probably come across terms and inputs from breeders – champion line, imported parents, international pedigree, working line, among them. The terms sound easy enough to understand, but what do they mean to you as a puppy buyer? Ph./Int. Ch. Manit's Flight of the Phoenix (USA)Philippine and International… Continue reading Champion parents, international pedigrees, imported lines: understanding common breeder terms
Living with a senior dog is one of life’s greatest treasures. There is nothing more heartwarming than waking up next to a dog who knows everything about you – your routine, your ways, your thoughts. Yet it is also a bittersweet time, especially when you know that your trusted friend is quickly gaining on in… Continue reading Living with senior dogs
If there is anything you shouldn’t scrimp on, it’s your puppy’s food. Good nutrition is very important for a growing puppy, which is why it’s important to give your puppy the right start in life. It’s very important to understand that puppies have different nutritional needs from adult dogs. Since they are going through a… Continue reading Best puppy food in the Philippines: my top choices
Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisedly states: “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you; the person who doesn’t care about papers because I want “just a… Continue reading How much for a puppy?