Dog health

Why regular blood exams are a must

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

Mini schnauzer concerns

Charlie is 2019 top mini schnauzer in the Philippines

We are proud to announce that Charlie (International and Philippine Grand Champion Elan's Bubby Bulbasaur) , our home-bred miniature schnauzer, is the 2019 top mini schnauzer in the Philippines. We particularly thank his owner, Thirdee Duran, under whose love and care Charlie has flourished. Honestly, when Thirdee got Charlie as a puppy, he was not… Continue reading Charlie is 2019 top mini schnauzer in the Philippines

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Dog confinement in the Philippines: things to remember

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

Dog care

Diotemaceous earth: an affordable, effective anti-flea treatment in the Philippines

Mini schnauzer owners who struggle with ticks and fleas will be glad to know that there is a safe and effective way to control these pests—diotemaceous earth (DE). I first tried DE several years ago when we had a sudden flea infestation that started from out of nowhere. All my dogs are treated with topical… Continue reading Diotemaceous earth: an affordable, effective anti-flea treatment in the Philippines

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The mathematics of dog breeding in the Philippines

Is dog breeding a good business? An increasing number of enterprising Filipinos are wading into dog breeding, hoping to cash in on the growing demand for pets in the country.  Unfortunately, many of these dog breeders do not understand two very important things: 1) dogs; and 2) business. Let me start off by stating something… Continue reading The mathematics of dog breeding in the Philippines

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Our mini schnauzer is top-ranked in Thailand

We're proud to announce that we own the top-ranked mini schnauzers in the Philippines and Thailand! Our Falcon (Th. Ch. Virrey de Copertal) is currently the top-ranked miniature schnauzer in Thailand. He joins Charlie (Int./Ph Grand Ch. Elan's Bubbly Bulbasaur), the top-ranked miniature schnauzer in the Philippines. This is as of end-August 2019. Numbers and… Continue reading Our mini schnauzer is top-ranked in Thailand

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Charlie is now top mini schnauzer :-)

Very proud of Charlie (Elan's Bubbly Bulbasuar) who is now the top-ranked mini schnauzer in the Philippines after  winning 2nd Best Philippine Born in Show under Judge Terrier Specialists Simon Mills (Australia) at the Club Terriales Filipinas Inc.'s 9th All breed dogshow  held yesterday, July 13,2019,  at Marikina City. As of now, Charlie is the… Continue reading Charlie is now top mini schnauzer 🙂

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Neutering and spaying in the Philippines

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by dog owners concerns the safety of neutering and spaying procedures in the Philippines. This is perfectly understandable. Neutering and spaying pets is not a deeply ingrained practice in the country, and it is only recently that more Filipino dog owners are recognizing the existence of… Continue reading Neutering and spaying in the Philippines

Dog care, Dog health

Surviving parvo in the Philippines

As a dog owner, the word I dread the most is parvo. It has been over thirty years since I held my dying, parvo-stricken dog in my arms, after several days of confinement and using up my student’s allowance, but the memories continue to haunt me to this day. Since then, there have been major… Continue reading Surviving parvo in the Philippines

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Living with a dog in the Philippines

A lot of expat friends and colleagues ask me about my overall experience in raising dogs in the Philippines. To this question, I reply that raising dogs is always fun and fulfilling, if you know how to adapt to your own surroundings. Growing up, we had a very large enclosed yard that made it easy… Continue reading Living with a dog in the Philippines