Monday, December 28, 2009

Lhasa Apso

Group: AKC: Non-Sporting
UKC: Companion dog
Average Life Span: Up to 15 years
Grooming: Brush and comb the coat about three times every week. Bathe them as needed.
Height: 10 to 12 inches for males. Females are smaller.
Weight: Males: 14 to 16 Pounds
Females: 10 to 15 pounds
Personality: Lhasa Apso's are a joyful, impish, dignified, but forceful.
Trainability: Using positive methods, they will only need a moderate amount of training
Activity Level: Usually low; They love to run in the yard and needs a short walk several times a week.
Known health problems: Dry Eye(keratoconjunctivitissicca)
Luxating Patellas(Slipping Kneecaps)
Renal Dysplasia(Kidney Illness)
Other Information: Lhasa Apso's are good with children if they have been socialized with children. They are usually good with other pets. Lhasa Apso's are a loyal companion that on the lookout for other people.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pet Winter Gifts

This time of year is the best time to buy your furry friend any kind of thing you want to buy for them. For one, the holidays are here. And two, everything is on sale at stores. I bet you can find a sweater for you dog for less than five dollars. Usually sweaters are between ten to thirty dollars a piece when they are not on sale. I bought a pair of doggy pajamas for Darcy (Shih-Tzu) off of ebay for about twelve dollars. To us, that is a big bargain because I have looked at a pair of pajamas at a pet store, and they were between twenty and thirty dollars each.
Good Luck on you Bargain Hunting for your furry friends. :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Getting Your Pets Ready For Winter

This winter it's predicted to be in the below zero range. Make sure you don't keep your pet outside too long and don't forget to put their doggy boots and coat on to keep them warm. If you hear there is bad weather coming, make sure you and your pets have a surplus of foods. You don't want them to get hungry nor yourself if you get snowed in. If your dog is the color white, make sure you put them in a coat that isn't white, otherwise you might not be able to see them in the snow. Even though it is going to be winter, keep walking your pets, but don't walk them in below freezing temperatures. Doing that, may cause frost bite and other serious conditions to both you and your pet.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The contest continues.....



Thank everyone for all of the support in the dog contest. Even though we haven't won anything so far, Life will still live on. Keep on voting for Mason and Darcy, there is still time for everyone to enter the contest. There is a prize of a iPod Nano in the daily contest. Good Luck and Thanks for voting. :)

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thinking about dying you pet's fur??

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If you are trying to dye your pets hair, don't do it. It is very harmful to your pets skin to use human hair dye and can cause irritation to your pet. You can go to your groomer and ask them to dye you pets fur. It is less harmful and is non-toxic because it is for pets. It probably wouldn't be a good idea to buy pet hair dye online because you never know what's in it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Music Monday: Chihuahua Song:





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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Question and Answers #1

Question: Can your pet have chocolate?
Answer: No pet should have chocolate because it makes the pet's heart rate to increase, which can cause a heart attack or even death. It can cause the pet to have diarrhea.


Question:What is the best thing to put in your dogs toy ball?
Answer: Peanut Butter, dog treats, dog food, boneless chicken, or boneless turkey.


Question: Since cats can have have fish, can dogs have it as well?
Answer: Dogs can NOT have fish. Fish are potentially harmful and can cause choking. Bones of fish can actually poke through their esophagus, intestines, etc.


Question: How often should I bathe my dog?
Answer: Depending on the breed depends on how often. West Highland White Terriers should only be bathed once a month due to their allergies. I would answer that question by saying, Bathe your dog when he/she really needs it, such as when the dog is dirty, smells bad, or when they keep on digging when they already had their flea treatment.



Question: Why does my dog eat grass and then vomits?
Answer: Dogs eat grass when they have a stomachache. When they vomit, it take the bug(not a real bug) out and cures their stomachache.



Question: What is the biggest mistake people make when the dog runs away and comes back?
Answer: The biggest mistake that people make is yelling at the dog when they come home. If you do this, the dog thinks he/she is being punished for coming home, causing the dog not to want to come home. It is the same with correcting your dog, If the dog does its business on the floor, the average person would yell at the dog, even though they didn't see the dog in the act. In order to correct the dog, you must see the dog in the act, so it won't confuse the dog.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What to See in Animal Cruelty and How to Report it

Things to see in animal cruelty:

  • Untreated wounds
  • Seeing tangles in the fur
  • Animal being left outside without food or water
  • Extremely thin looking animals
  • Seeing animals getting beat
  • Seeing an animal limp
  • Not bathing the pet for long periods of time
  • Locking the pet in a cage that is way too small for them
  • Not exercising the pets
  • Flea and Tick infestation
  • Forced Animal Fights
  • Animals crying for long periods of time without anyone seeing about them
  • Letting the pet to lay in urine and feces

Report Cruelty: The information below is from the ASPCA

New York City:
Call: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450
Email: humanel@aspca.org

New Jersey
Call:(800) 582-5979
or fill out form online here

"Outside New York City: You will need to find out the name of the persons in your area who are responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty codes in your town, county and/or state. These people typically work for your local humane organization, animal control agency, taxpayer-funded animal shelter or police precinct."

"If you run into trouble finding the correct agency to contact, you may wish to call or visit your local police department and ask for their help in enforcing the law. Similarly, you can ask at your local shelter or animal control agency for help. To find contact information for your local shelter, check the yellow pages or visit the ASPCA's searchable database of nearly 5,000 community SPCAs, humane societies and animal control organizations."


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dog Collars: Good or Bad




Chain Slip Collar: This type of collar is very simple to use: All you have to do is pull the leash to the side. BE CAREFUL NOT to pull too much this type collar chokes your dog until you release, but it may stick at times.






Martingale
: We use this type of collar on Mason (My Maltese-Poodle Mix) It is similar to the Chain Slip Collar Except it has fabric on one side and the other is chain. You much pull to the side to correct the dog.




Head Halter Collar: This type of collar actually goes over the dogs head. If you or the dog pulls at all, the dog will turn towards you and it closes the dogs mouth. Dog trainers usually use two leashes-One for the Head halter, the other for the collar. Doing it this way usually give the owner more control. It does not prevent the dog from biting. The head halter is not a muzzle.






Harness: This type of collar is used on the actual body. It gives you more of a control of your dog and doesn't put pressure on the throat. Some dogs will try to back out of them and some dogs bodies do not fit this kind of harness. We've bought some harnesses that do not fit my dog Mason Correctly. You may want to purchase a custom-made harness.







Regular collar: Darcy(My Shih-Tzu) uses this type of collar. Any dog can use this type of collar, but it is recommended for dogs who do not pull on the leash.






Microphone/Talking Collar: This type of collar actually has a built in speaker. A person has a microphone and the sound comes out of the speaker on the collar. This is a great tool to use if your dog chews on things while you are gone.


Collars I Despise

Prong Collar: This collar is complete torture to a dog. When the dog or you pulls the leash it causes the spikes to stab through the dogs skin and can embed itself into the dogs neck. Would you put this collar around your neck?


Shock Collar: This collar gives off a shock wave to the dog with the control of a remote. Anyways it makes your dog afraid of things. How would you feel if you were zapped every time you made a mistake?

Dog I.D Collars: There is not any torture with this collar. The only problem with this collar is that it shows your dogs name. Imagine if someone broke-in your home. All the person has to do is call the dogs name and He/she can lock your dog in a room while they steal your things.Someone could easily steal your dog. Would you want someone to know your name that you don't know?

Citronella Collar: This type of collar sprays Citronella in your dogs face when they misbehave. At times it may spray the dog when they are doing nothing wrong. Would you want some kind of spray to squirt in your face when you don't do anything wrong at the moment?

Flea Collars: This collar controls fleas from your dogs neck. It doesn't protect dog's whole body. It also does not kill the fleas. Sometimes the collar have too much flea medicine in the collar which is not good for the dog. Would you like a collar that has too much or too little flea medicine around your neck even though it doesn't completely repel fleas?

TIP: When putting a collar on your dog, there should only be two finger lengths in between the collar and the collars neck(And body if you use a harness.)
The above is only my opinion about the different dog collars on the market today.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

How Much is TOO Much?

Isn't it ridiculous when people keep on buying pets non-stop without thinking? Or even breeding animals constantly without spaying or neutering them? I bet that the people never think of how they are going to take care of them(walking, playing, equal amount of attention, feeding, etc.) or even how they are going to get all of their pets out of the house when there is an emergency without anyone getting hurt. Some people will breed the animal to death literally just to earn extra cash. Causing more hopeless animals be put put into a shelter because their owner can't afford to take care of them. Some of the animals may be put to sleep because they need to make more room for other animals. Everyone need to learn that everything costs money.

You shouldn't adopt a pet if:

(1.) You don't have a job.
(2.) You don't have a home.
(3.) You are not home that often.
(4.) You can't afford they supplies they need for the pet.
(5.) You aren't responsible.
(6.) You have other pets in your home that don't get along with others.
(7.) You don't have the patience.
(8.) The apartment/house doesn't accept pets
(9.)You can't afford vet bills.
(10.)You are buying the pet to make money.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lousiania Catahoula Leopard Dog



Other Names: Catahoula Leopard Dog, Catahoula Hound, Catahoula Hog Dog, and Catahoula Cur.
Grooming: Needs to be brush three days weekly
Family: If he is around people and other pets he will accept them.
Training: Needs to be immediately trained otherwise they will destroy your home
Activity Level: Very  energetic  and very intelligent
AKC: Not eligible to compete
UKC: Herding group
Weight: 50 to 110 pounds
Health Concerns: Hip Dysplacia and deafness

Monday, July 6, 2009

Meet the Charlie the Irish Terrier Mix


Charlie the Irish Terrier Mix needs to be adopted immediately. I was stunned to find out that the shelter is going to put him to sleep if he isn't adopted. I am also stunned that you have go directly to the shelter at West Los Angelos shelter to adopt him. Charlie is only two years old and is not agressive towards other dogs and kids. 

Irish Terriers

Temperment: Irish Terriers are known as a daredevil dog. They are very playful, assertive, and independent.
Nicknames: Red Irish Terrier
Family: Best dog with active families
Weight: 25 to 30 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Litter Size: 1 to 6 puppies
Grooming: Needs daily brushings
AKC: Terrier Group
UKC: Terrier Group
Training: Needs to be trained early
Health Concerns: Urolithiasis(Kidney Stones)
Extra Information: Irish Terrier are very playful and active. They love to go on long walks and hunt. They are best suited for rural and city environments. Irish Terrier can live in all types of weather.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Marly, the Yellow Labrador Retriever (Pullman, WA)


Marly is a Yellow Labrador Retriever looking for a new home. He is two years old. He weighs about 70 pounds and doesn't need to be in an apartment. The owners want him to be in a hiking, adventure-like home. He is on a medication for epilepsy called "Phenobarbital (100 mg.)." The medication is about five dollars a month. Marly is doing well, living life without epilepsy when he takes his medicine on time His mediacation need to be given to him at 9 AM and 9 PM. He has been neutered(fixed) and is up-to-date on his shots. Marly is family and pet friendly. The Labrador Retriever needs to have blood tests to check his weight to change the dosage the medication.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

American Foxhound

Nicknames: Foxhound
Litter Size: 1 to 12 puppies
Weight: Female: 35 to 55 pounds
Weight: Male: 65 to 75 pounds
Level of Training: Medium. Needs to be trained early.
Health Problems: (Thrombocytopathy)Blood Disorder,
Family: Very affectionate, can be stubborn at times, and easy going
AKC: Hound Group          
UKC: Scenthound Group
Grooming: American Foxhounds need their ears to be clean weekly. They need to be brushed weekly.
Life Span: 10 to 12 years
Extra Info: American F0xhounds needs walked at least twice a day. Be careful! American Foxhound's leash need to be held on tightly, otherwise you may be running after them, more than you have ran in your life time... They are a hound, so they were bred to hunt. They may go after smaller animals.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wire Fox Terrier

Grooming: Brushing Everyday

Family: Not the best dog for children
Training: Very Hard

Other names: Wire Hair fox terrier, Wire haired Terrier, Foxie, and Fox Terrier
Activity level: High
AKC Information: Terrier Group
FCI Information: Group 3 Section 1 #169
ANKC Information: Group 2 (Terriers)
CKC Information: Group 4 (Terriers)
KC(UK) Information: Terrier Group

NZKC Information: Terrier Group
Health Concerns: Deafness, Displacement of the eye lens, add or loss of bone mass, dislocation of the kneecap, shoulder dislocations, and eyelashes growing in an abnormal spot on eyelid that causes eye irratation, squinting, cornela ulcers, tearing, and inflammation. Eyes and ears need to be checked yearly.
Life Span: 10 to 13 years

Extra Information: Wire Fox Terriers are very playful, but do not get along with some animals. If they find something interesting such as a squirrel, they will bark and go after it because they were bred to hunt.

Nail Clipping

Why is it important to clip your pets nails?

If you wouldn't clip your pets nails, the nail could literally grow into the pet's paw causing infections, constant bleeding, irritation of the paw, and many serious health issues.

What do you use to clip your pets nails?

To clip a pets nails, you must use nail clippers that are specifically for pets. You CANNOT use human nail clippers. Make sure you don't clip where the vein is-otherwise, the pet will bleed. If the pet bleeds, immediately put some baking soda to stop the bleeding.

How do you cl
ip your pets nails?


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How often do you need to clip your pets nails?
You should trim your pets nails often. When you start see your pets nails are long immediately clip their nails.


When should I start clipping my pets nails?

You should start clipping your pets nails when they are under a year old. Doing this will allow the pet to get used to getting their pets nails trimmed and also make it easier in the future.

Tips: Trimming a pets nails in higher places will allow you to trim the nails without fighting with them. Most pets are are afraid of heights, so this will cause them not to want to fight because they don't want to fall. MAKE SURE YOU ARE CALM because they can pick up how you are feeling and they will automatically feel the same way you are feeling.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Keeping Your Pets Cool In Summer

Keeping your pets cool in summer is really important. Make sure your pets have plenty of water and ice cubes(whether they are inside or out). If your pet is outside, have a dog house for them to stay out of the sunshine and into cooler shade. Let them inside when the heat index is high to keep them cool. Try to keep your pets coat short, but you want to make sure your dog can have their fur coat shaved. Certain types of dogs need to keep their fur coat on because they get sun burns easily. If you are not careful, your dog can become overheated, have heat stroke, suffer from brain damage, or even die. Never keep your pet in your car, even if they are in the shade unless your air conditioner is on and pointed towards your pet.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Dalmation


Dalmation Puppies

                                                                                             Adult Dalmation
Dog Group: Scenthound and pointer


Family: Agressive toward certain types of dogs and too entergetic for small children

Weight: Male:40 to 60 LBS
              Female:40 to 60 LBS

Health: Prone to Deafness and Urolithiasis(Kidney stone in the urinary tract)

Classification of Dalmation Kennal Clubs:
AKC: Non-Sporting Group Ranked No. 80
CKC: Gun Dog Group
UKC: Companion Breeds
FCI: Group 6 Section 3 (Scenthounds)
ANKC: Group 7 (Non-Sporting)
NZKC: Non-Sporting

Grooming: Very Low amount of Grooming
Life Span: 12 to 14 Years

Extra Information: Dalmations are born pure white and they get their spots later. They are not the best dog for small children and need plenty of walks. They have a tendancy to chew things on the floor or to steal your food off the counter.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Toy Fox Terrier

Dog Group: Terrier

Family: Playful and Affectionate with ONE family homes

Weight: Male: 8-11 LBS
Female: 3.5-7 LBS

Health: Not anything Major. But may have Thyroid Issues

Classification of: AKC:Toy Group
CKC:Miscellaneous (Not Recognized yet)
UKC:Terrier Group

Grooming: Minimal Amount of Brushing


Extra Information: Toy Fox Terriers were bred to catch rodents on farms and inside homes. They are very feisty and loving dogs that can be a hand-full at times. They love to play and will need plenty of walking to keep them under control because of their "High Activity." They do not do very well in Cold Climates because of their short coat. If you live in a cold climate, make sure you have a sweater on your Toy Fox Terrier to keep them warm.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ways to Prevent Knots

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  • Brush your pets everyday.
  • Use conditioner to make knots easier to brush through.
  • Brush your pet before you bathe them.
  • Use cornstarch to get the knots out.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Music Monday: Baha Men-Who Let the Dogs Out?




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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tips of Cat and Dogs

  • Pedi Paws help file the nails of cats and dogs instead of irritating the nail or cutting to much.
  • Before any disasters happen, make sure you have several photos of your pets.
  • If your pets had any fleas on them, you can sprinkle salt on your flooring to kill the fleas.
  • Brush your pets daily to get rid of dead skin, dead hair molecules, have less shedding, and to get rid of dead fleas.
  • Prevent giving your dogs table scraps because some foods are dangerous for them to eat.
  • Wash their faces everyday to prevent eye infections.
  • Buying flea and heartworm medicine from your vet to prevent worms, fleas, ticks, biting flies, and mosquitoes.
  • If your pet has problems chewing things, you can put pet treats in a wiffle ball, give rawhides, or put peanut butter in a special dog toy to get them interested in those items instead of chewing.

There will be more pet tips soon. So keep on checking back

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Egyptian Mau

Life Span: About 20 years

Weight: 7-9 pounds

Family:
Good Family Pet

Health Issues:
Tips: Before you pet an Egyptian Mau, make sure you wear a panty hose on your hand because they shed a lot. It will keep the shedding down if you do this.

Extra Information: Egyptian Maus' are extremely fast cats. They can run at about 30 miles per hour. They have the letter "M" on their forehead-that is how you determine if a cat is a Egyptian Mau. They are rare cats.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rhodesian Ridgeback





Other Names: African Lion Dog

Dog Group: Hound

Classification of: AKC: Hound Group
CKC: Hound Group
UKC: Sighthound & Pariah Group

Family: Does best with fit and active families
Weight: Males: 85 LBS & Females:70 LBS
Grooming: Easy to groom
Exercise: Needs to be exercised at least an hour a day
Health: Generally healthy
More information: Rhodesian Ridgebacks' has fur facing the opposite direction on their back. They try to be big and bad, so they might take on a lion.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Poodle

Training: Very Easy to train.

Grooming: Needs to be groomed every 2-3 weeks. Very high maintenance. Fur always continues to grow.

Sizes: Miniature, Toy, and Standard

Life Span: 11 to 12 years.

Family: Great Family Pet. Great for family that have allergies because they are hypo-allergenic

Extra Information: Poodles are a very athletic breed. They can be groomed in many of different of styles. The most popular grooming style is the Continental Cut. They are the second smallest dog in the world, but the most popular dog breed. An apricot colored poodle is the rarest of them all.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shih-Tzu

Family: Great dog for elderly and children
Grooming: Fur keeps growing. Need the fur to be groomed every 4 to 6 weeks.
Training: Very hard to train.
Life Span: 11 to 16 years
Possible Health Issues: Kidney and eye problems
Shih-Tzus are closely related to wolves. They were first bred between a Pekingese and a Lhaspo Aspo.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


Family: Great Family Pet and highly affectionate.

Training:
A breeze to train.

Grooming:
Needs to be groomed regularly

Weight:
Between 10 to 18 pounds(4.5 to 8.5 Kilograms)

Possible Health Issues: Hip problems, Syringomyelia(disorder in brain and spine that can cause paralysis), Heart mitral valve disease(Deteriorating in the mitral heart valve)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very sweet, kind, gentle, and loving lap dogs. They need a daily walk and a lot of exercise.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Boxer



Grooming: Easy to Groom. You need to clean the wrinkles on the face daily to prevent infection.

Family: Great for active families, but not with very small children.

Possible Health Issues: Boxers are prone to cancer.

Training:
They are very easy to train and can be trained for just about any thing.

Boxers are powerfully built. They got their name from the way the stand up on their hind legs and literally box you. They are full of energy. Boxers need a big yard and a high fence because some of them will try to jump over fences. Make sure you protect them in cold weather.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bishon Frise


Grooming
: Bishon Frise's hair never stops growing. They need to be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. They need a daily brushing.

Breed
: Bison Frise's were bred between a Poodle and a Barbet.

Health
: Kidney Stones, Thrombocytopenia(Very Few Blood Platelets in Blood)

Training: Easy to Train

Family: Great pet with childen

Life span: up to 20 years

Bishon Frise's love attention. They are Hypo-allergenic.

Sphynx Cat


Grooming: The Sphynx cat need a bath regularly- At least once a week-

Possible Health Issues: Feline Fatty Liver Syndrome

Family: Great Family Pet.

Sphynx Cats love attention. They may not have any fur other than some fuzz on their skin, but their body temperature is 4 degrees higher than other cats. Make sure you watch their weight because they have high metabolism.