DOGS WHO CHANGED THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD Your dog has changed YOUR personal history, hasn’t he or she? I know my life is totally different due to my involvement in the world of dogs. Many of my dearest friends I met through showing dogs, working on the various dog magazines I was involved with […]
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WARM NOSE = SICK DOG Nasal Hyperkeratosis in Dogs “Your dog’s nose is dry, he must be sick.” As kids we all had some well-meaning relative who took it upon themselves to be the dog know-it-all in the family. They would make statements about your dog, the neighbors dog, heck, about all dogs in such […]
Getting Older – Having a Blissful Senior Dog On July 24th I tuned 57 and realized I am now in the demographic known as pre-senior…really. Yes, REALLY! I don’t think of myself as a pre-senior and am pretty sure I don’t act like one. But I am and there is no getting around that fact. […]
ELONGATED SOFT PALATE • STENOTIC NARES • EVERTED LARYNGEAL SACCULES —Janet R. Kovak, DVM Diplomate ACVS Synonyms: Brachycephalic syndrome Certain breeds of dog are prone to difficulties breathing because of the shape of their head, muzzle and throat.
Once upon a time Jack and Jill decided to travel up the hill and take Mr. Wiggles with them. Jack wanted to just grab a pail, but Jill was a much more savvy traveler and she grabbed her The Blissful Dog Travel List to help get things organized. The Blissful Dog Travel List for Road […]
Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is shared by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are […]
French Bulldog National Specialty 2008 Sweepstakes Judging Assignment As many of you know, I judged the French Bulldog National Specialty Sweeps in October of 2008. Here are my thoughts on that auspicious event! This write up also appeared in the National Specialty issue of JustFrenchies…you all are getting a sneak preview! Judging your breed’s National […]
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We have had a month (or longer) of below zero highs and I am ready for a ray of sunshine. The Frenchies are virtually refusing to go outside…even for a moment.
I am sitting here looking at a gaggle of old French Bulldogs. A couple have grey faces, one has grey LEGS, Vegas just looks like a little granny dog and a couple just are not moving as fast as they used to (I can sympathize!). Like many breeders, I have reached a stage where I […]
My dear friend, Kelly, sent me this email. Her excitement and relief is just palpable…"My mom called about 4 pm this afternoon in hysterics. Her 17 year old terrier mix, Harley was missing."