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 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
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
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
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
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!
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?
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
This post has long been asking to be written. Over the past five years, I have been hearing people asking for a definitive source of information on miniature schnauzers in the Philippines, and sad to say, there has been none. The breed club has long been moribund, and there are no indications that it will… Continue reading Miniature schnauzers in the Philippines