• General

    Are lawn care products really safe for my Maltese?

    I found this article on the site of MalteseOnly.com and wanted to share her comments. “Unequivocally NO!  Although many products say they are safe after a few hours, if you have a Maltese that sometimes grazes on the grass, it can cause severe problems and even death.  This we personally learned the hard way.  Luckily our boy did not die”. Back to my comments: On the exit appointments of families picking up their puppies, we go over all the needed information and do’s and don’ts with their puppy and I say that I like to treat my yard and not my pet.   I use a product I found on…

  • General

    Harness or Collar

    Harness!! Most of us are guilty of running to the pet store to pick out the perfect cute collar for our fur baby so that we can then make a cute name tag and then hang it on the collar along with the rabies tag.  I have heard so many terrible stories from families that this resulted in either almost death or actual death.  I experienced it myself when I had a boarder that had his collar on and when I walked in I found the collar stuck on his mouth between the upper and lower teeth.  Since that day no collars allowed in fact, harnesses either while boarding since…

  • General,  Travel

    Car Sickness

    Motion sickness in dogs is a common problem. Motion or car sickness is more common in younger dogs than adults. The reason may be due to the fact that the parts of the inner ear involved in balance aren’t fully developed. Puppies will often “outgrow” motion sickness by the time they’re about 1 year old. Long car rides can be challenging for new pets or adult dogs who haven’t done a lot of car traveling as puppies. Vomiting from motion sickness in puppies is more common than in adult dogs and many puppies tend to grow out of this condition. For new pets, he recommends taking short test drives before…