Saturday, January 16, 2010

Vet Visit

2nd Deworming @ Vet's Nook!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Zohan is 2 months old!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

For the Little Furfriend

All for Zohan!

Camera Ready!

Picture with Zohan before I leave for the X'mas Party @ WC!

Taking a nap @ the bean bag!

Playtime for Zohan!

Food Items That Are Big No-Nos for Dogs!

Share lang mga foods/items na bawal sa mga dogs. Googled this from the net.

1. Alcoholic Beverages- beer or any alcoholic drinks can lead to intoxication, coma or death

2. Bones – fish, poultry and other meat resources can cause obstruction or laceration of digestive system

3. Fruits- Prunes, Grapes, Raisins, Citrus fruits, Seeds, stems or leaves of apples, Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Pears, and Cherries are some fruits that should not be fed to dogs. Grapes and raisins have been proven to cause kidney failure in dogs that have in ingested only 2 to 4 ozs. Even one grape is too many. Apple seeds and pits from cherries, peaches, pears, plums and apricots. These fruits are poisonous because they contain cyanide. Allergic reactions can vary and include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, tremors and heart arrhythmia.

4. Human Vitamins that contains iron- Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.

5. Large amounts of liver- Can cause Vitamin A toxicity, which affects muscles and bones.

6. Milk and other dairy products- Some adult dogs and cats do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose in milk. This can result in diarrhea. There are Lactose-free milk products available in Groceries (Rustan's) for pets.

7. Mushrooms- May contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.

8. Cat food- Cat’s have different nutritional needs w/c is high in protein and fats. That’s why cat’s food is for cats only :p

9. Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder)- Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.

10. Raw eggs- Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin (a B vitamin). This can lead to skin and hair coat problems. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.

11. Raw fish- Can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.

12. Salt- If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances.

13. Sugary foods- Can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes mellitus.

14. Tobacco- Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, cancer, and death. For smokers who are also pet lovers, please think of the effects when you smoke. Dogs don’t just inhale smoke; the smoke particles are also trapped in their fur and ingested when they groom themselves with their tongues.

And many many more.......

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Wonders of Yakult

I grew up drinking this almost everyday and even up to now, I just can't resist the urge to buy a pack. But what made me so admire this health drink is the fact that not only is it beneficial to humans, they are equally effective as well for dogs & pups!
Yes, the same benefits that a human can get are the same benefits our furfriends can enjoy. I usually give Zohan half a bottle every other day since he began the habit of nibbling whatever he sees on the floor.
I marveled at the effectivity of Yakult when last Sunday, Zohan vomitted twice. I instantly gave him Yakult twice that day and by the afternoon, he was A-ok!

Zohan's New Bed

I previously bought a dog bed for him as soon as we got him from Ms. Jhec.
The dog bed cost Php495.00

He enjoyed it when he was still young, but as soon as he learned to run around and became bigger, I guess he outgrew his bed already so i bought a simpler one... the old dog bed will now be given to our aunt who's soon to ave a Japanese Spitz pup (yey!)..

Zohan, dozing off in his new "dog" bed!

I bought the "dog bed" at SM for Php huh! It was a household throw pillow with intrucate contour which lokked similar to what I saw over at LL Dog Beds!