Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

Ear cropping and tail docking in the Philippines

No topic can elicit more debate among schnauzer owners than the issue of ear cropping and tail docking. In many countries (UK, EU, and Australia), tail docking and ear cropping are banned so dog owners there don't have to make any decision regarding their dogs. The Philippines is among a handful of countries (including the… Continue reading Ear cropping and tail docking in the Philippines

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

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

Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

Falcon is now a Thai champion

Today, another dog of ours, Falcon, became a champion of Thailand after winning at a dog show held in Nondha Buri, Thailand. To top it all, he topped Group 2, also called the Molossoid-Schnauzer Group, in one ring under Australian judge Joanne Sewell. Falcon, whose pedigree name is Virrey de Copertal, lives in Thailand with… Continue reading Falcon is now a Thai champion

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

Dog care, Mini schnauzer concerns, Uncategorized

Charlie, our new champion

We are proud to announce that Charlie, Elan's Bubbly Bulbasaur, has just achieved Philippine Grand Champion status during the 2019 Philippine Circuit held this weekend at the Smart Araneta Center. He is the big, bright star of Elan Miniature Schnauzers. Just in case you don't know it, the Philippine Circuit is the most prestigious dog… Continue reading Charlie, our new champion

Mini schnauzer concerns

Mishka is 6 today!

Every birthday is a milestone, and I'm delighted to greet my merry berry Mishka, my noodle doodle, a very happy birthday. Mishka is such a delightful dog. She likes to talk to me, using her paws to tell me something like "mom, it's time to sleep!", "mom, food is ready" or "the darn puppies pooped… Continue reading Mishka is 6 today!


Can you afford a pet?

When a cute puppy runs to you with a wagging tail, a happy smile, and eyes that say “take me, I’m yours”, it is very hard to say no. Pets make delightful companions, dispensing affection and unconditional love. All over the world, people share their homes with an animal companion — usually dogs and cats… Continue reading Can you afford a pet?