If you’re living in ehrlichia country (like the Philippines), regular blood tests are a must for your dog. That’s because you have no idea when your dog has been bitten by a tick, and yes, your dog can be bitten even if he has anti-tick and anti-flea treatments. A blood test can alert you to… Continue reading Why regular blood exams are a must
One of the low points of dog ownership is when your best buddy falls ill and your vet tells you that confinement is necessary. As a dog owner, I know how stressful this can be not only for you, but also for your dog. Unfortunately, not all veterinary clinics in the Philippines are capable of… Continue reading Dog confinement in the Philippines: things to remember
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?
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
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
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