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Entries from October 2007

San Diego Wildfire Pet Rescue

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

As many of you probably know, San Diego was recently hit by one of the worst wildfires in the history of the United States. Many homes were lost, and many more were damaged. Hundreds of thousands were forced to evacuate this horrible act of nature. Along with these evacuees, many families had to take along [...]

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Tags: Local Dog Events

Cracking the Dog Genome: What Breeds Make Up Your Dog?

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Back in 2005, research scientists were able to crack the canine genome. Unraveling a dog’s DNA cost the National Human Genome Research Institute a sweet $30 million, but well worth it in their minds. The scientists were in hopes of using the new found DNA sequencing knowledge to help find and identify genetic factors of [...]

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Tags: Doggie News

Playing With the Big Dogs

October 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Does your little toy dog have Napolean’s Complex? You know, when your little teacup dog thinks he/she owns the house and tries to boss everything and everyone around like they own the place. Well, our little 2 pound Yorkie, Munchkin, sometimes catches the Napolean Complex. It’s not that she has a bad attitude and barks [...]

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Tags: My Dogs

Our Yorkie Munchkin, and Friends in Their Halloween Dog Costumes

October 15th, 2007 · No Comments

I know I’ve been lagging behind in my posts, but I came down with a pretty bad cold a few days ago. Since I had a cold, I decided to take some time to shoot some photos of Munchkin in her new small dog halloween costume. Unfortunately, we don’t carry this particular costume yet…but we [...]

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Tags: My Dogs

Benefits of Organic Dog Food

October 9th, 2007 · No Comments

I’m sure you have all heard the craze of going organic. You’ve heard that organic food can increase your energy, boost your immune system, clear up your skin etc. It seems that eating organic is the key to a better lifestyle and the best thing to happen since sliced bread. So why not feed your [...]

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Tags: Health Tips

Keep ‘Em Dry With a Dog Hoodie!

October 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Your small dog clothes collection cannot be complete without some cute and fashionable hoodies. These articles of small dog clothes are great for that casual look when you and your little baby go out to run some errands. I put these on Munchkin all the time to keep her warm and looking cute. As the [...]

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10 Tips on How to Choose a Toy Dog Breeder

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments

So you’ve finally decided on adding a new addition to your household. You’ve probably thought about this all day and all night. You’ve probably pondered over and over if you can handle the responsibility of a new puppy. Next, you’ve come to the conclusion that indeed you have the time and patience to own a [...]

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Tags: Health Tips

Keep Your Dog Entertained with Small Dog Toys

October 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

There are tons of choices to pick from when it comes to find small dog toys. Yes, there is a difference between toys for large and small dogs. The answer is quite obvious, but just think about the size difference with their mouths. Small dog toys are meant for dogs with little mouths. Most of [...]

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How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese: Foot Pads and Nails

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

This is my fourth part in the series of how to groom a Yorkie or Maltese. In this section I’ll go into the procedures for dealing with the feet. First, let’s start off with your dog’s foot pads. A lot of times, hair will grow in between their pads. I usually trim these so the [...]

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Tags: Grooming Tips

240 Dogs Seized from Filthy Puppy Mill

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Just recently in Upshur County, Texas, a puppy mill was discovered where more tha 240 dogs were rescued. We hear about puppy mills all the time and how we should avoid them, but we never really get to see what they’re like. People from the SPCA of Texas describe this particular puppy mill as the [...]

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Tags: Doggie News

Worse Fishing Trip

October 1st, 2007 · No Comments

I know this is a dog blog, but I just had to vent about my recent fishing trip.  This last Thursday, I checked the fish reports and everything was looking good to go.  Tons of Albacore tuna, and the weather was awesome.  I decided to take a boat out of Point Loma for a overnight [...]

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This Cold Weather Calls for Some Small Dog Sweaters!

October 1st, 2007 · No Comments

With Fall in full force, its time to start looking for some warmer clothes for your little fur babies. Even though I live in San Diego, I do notice the temperature change. Actually, today is an exception because it was about 73 degrees outside. Hmm…come to think of it, the weekend was pretty nice also [...]

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