Harley, Stop That!

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You  know, living with a maniac like my brother Harley can try my patience. I know that boy just wants to have fun, but sometimes he really ruins my Good Times.  But guess what? I think I have found the answer to my problem with this stuff called Stop That! It is a “behavior correction spray.”

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Color me Bella!

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Hi everypawdy!  It’s me , Bella.  A lot of my furrends have been trying to talk me into writing a book about my adventures, but *sigh* I just don’t know where to start! As the Pombassador for Southern California Pomeranian Rescue I do get to go to a lot of different places.  And, I am proud to announce that I have also just won the DogTV contest for Doggy Mayor of Los Angeles! I would much rather look at pictures, however, and that seems to be easier since I can’t read anyway. So, with that in mind, I have put together some of my favorite pictures and turned them into sketches so that they can be printed up and given to children to color. Just right-click on each image and then click on print picture to print them. Here they are:

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This picture was taken of me in my stroller at the airport when I went to Evansville, IN to tape the PetMeds TV commercial! You might be able to find the original color picture in my Facebook album On The Set of the PetMeds Commercial to give you a hint about the real colors. Read More »

Spring has sprung, and your pet is ready to play! Are you?

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Spring is finally here! For those living in cold weather states, we know how welcome the season change is, not only for you but for your pets as well! The same way you take advantage of longer hours and sunshine, your pet can finally have more playtime! Read More »

What to feed a dog with a digestive upset

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What to feed a dog with an upset stomach

This past weekend a friend and I decided to fly to North Carolina for a photographic journey driving along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. The trip was absolutely amazing in every way–great company, photography, spectacular mountains, beautiful gardens right off the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, and some of the most beautiful State parks made this short trip one of the best weekends ever. Since I left my dog Duke with my responsible cousin Peter, I spent the weekend enjoying the trip and the company rather than worrying. Peter had pets of his own and when he volunteered to watch Duke, I quickly accepted.

Monday was a workday for me and I followed my usual routine of walking Duke, giving him breakfast, and a half hour later I walked him again. This Monday was different, however, and as soon as I walked into the house that afternoon I realized by the smell of the place that Duke had done something that he had never done before in the fours years that I’ve had him. Turning the corner into the living room I noticed a trail of diarrhea from the living room all the way into the bedroom. This was not what I wanted to see after a long day at work. I cleaned up, gave Duke his dinner, and got on the computer to wind down a bit before bed. That night my sleep was interrupted at least four times by Duke asking to go outside to relieve himself. Read More »

Daisy discusses birds, bees and bugs

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Thursday was the first day of Spring, my favorite season. There are lots of great things about Spring: it’s not too hot and not too cold and, best of all, there are lots of birds and BUGS! Since we’re celebrating springtime, I decided to put on my fanciest feather and insect-adorned hat. It’s pretty, right?

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Don’t let more winter weather get your pet down

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As more winter weather pounds the U.S., it’s no wonder everyone is getting a little antsy, including our pets. With all these snowstorms, dogs have to stay cooped up in the house, which means not a lot of playtime.

Sure, you can still take your pet for a walk, but when it’s so cold and blustery out, walks can get cut pretty short. Not only can little-to-no exercise be detrimental to your pet’s health, it can also make pets anxious and aggressive. That anxiety and aggression isn’t good for your pet, and ultimately it’s not good for you.  Anxiety and aggression in pets can lead to destructive behavior like chewing and scratching your furniture. That’s why it’s so important to keep your pet entertained while spending so much time indoors. Read More »

Understanding and preventing aggression between pets

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Lately on my days off I’ve been lost in the world of photography which provides me a sanctuary of peace, relaxation, and fun. Last week I went with my friend Abby to the farm of my cousin Nicole. We were on a mission to capture some great photographs of the farm and of the farm animals. After four hours with the horses, pigs, and goats, as we were walking back to the car, I noticed that Abby was quite distraught. Apparently she became upset when she noticed a defenseless pig being chased around by some goats that occupied the same pen. “Every time he gets up to walk around they attacked him and pushed him back down–how can he live like that?” Abby asked with a cracking voice and tears welling in her eyes. Even though Abby has two cats that sometimes fight, there was something about this particular situation that she found very disturbing. With that, we turned the car around and drove back to the farm. However before we got the chance to speak with anyone there, we noticed that the pig and the goats were already separated. We were then told that the enclosure that the pig was in was not his permanent home but was simply a temporary test which had obviously failed big time.

Back in the car we began discussing reasons that animals fight and ways to prevent them from fighting. This week I decided to put some of the ideas that we came up with here in the blog. Read More »

Daisy goes to the dogs for St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybuddy. Are you all wearing green? If not, you might get a pinch! Lucky for me, I have this shiny necklace of green jewels to wear so I will not get pinched. My necklace is not made from real emeralds though– I guess you could say they are made from Sham-rocks!

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Say goodbye to smelly pet odors – for good!

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Isn’t it embarrassing to have your home smell like a cat litter pan or like a stinky dog? When you’re working eight hours a day (or more), it’s really hard to make sure your cat’s litter pan is spotless and your pup is squeaky clean. Unfortunately though, that doesn’t get rid of the fact that your guests may walk into your home and leave less than impressed. Read More »

Fire ants–putting our pets in danger

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Fire ants can cause an allergic reaction in your pet

This past weekend I faced a small enemy that caused me a great deal of pain and aggravation. As I knelt down on what appeared to be a sandy clearing and began to photograph a spider, I felt as if my knee was being stabbed by small needles. I quickly got up and realized that I had just been attacked by fire ants that were defending their home from an unwelcome knee. At first the pain was localized but within a minute or so I began getting dizzy and my vision became blurry. After about another 10 minutes, most of my body surface was covered with a raised rash and I began to swell. My hands felt like balloons holding on to the steering wheel as I made my way to the emergency clinic that luckily was just minutes away down the road. “You’re wheezing and you got here just in time” the doctor said as he injected me with the lifesaving epinephrine and dexamethasone. Read More »