Healthy Dogs


Should you really get a dog?   Posted 2/15/21 Whether you’re planning to rescue a shelter dog or knowingly support for-profit breeding, please think thoroughly before making the decision. As dogs have feelings just like you, they are NOT toys that can be tossed to the side whenever you’re done playing. Each year, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter the shelters in the U.S. alone (along with 3.2 million cats). Of the 3.3 million, 1.6...

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Want tips on how to keep dogs safe during winter in NYC and on the East Coast? Keep on sniffing! Posted 2/3/21 WOOF! As a West Coast native from sunny California, I had no idea what my furriness was up against spending a chilly winter in NYC. Even though I’ve been traveling the world since 2016, I never experienced a scary blizzard until I set my furry paws on the East Coast. Dog, is it cold out here! For years, I’ve heard about East...

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Wanna find out how long Yorkies can hold their pee? Keep on sniffing! Posted 1/19/21 Just because they can doesn’t mean they should Before I answer your question, let me ask – how long can YOU hold your pee? How long was the longest time you’ve gone without peeing? 3 hours? 8 hours? As a child, my human went camping one summer with a youth group in Sequoia-studded Yosemite. Shortly after hydrating and resting from her hike up to...

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Posted 12/8/20 Thinking of getting rid of a dog for a baby? Read this first before making your decision! Recently, my human’s friends “gave away” their senior dog several months after their newborn passed the 1-year mark. The sweet rescue Chihuahua named Elvis had been living with his best human pal long before the baby’s arrival, the wedding (4 years, 7 months ago), and even before his human met his now wife (nearly 6 years...

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Posted 11/30/20 WOOF, looking for the best gifts for Yorkies or small dogs? I’ve got you covered this holiday season! Whether you have a world-traveling Yorkie like myself or a local neighborhood pooch explorer, you must sniff out my paw-picked wish list of these pawsome gifts for small dogs: *Please note that this post contains affiliate links, and at no obligation or additional cost to you, my humans and I earn a small commission if...

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Posted 10/27/20 CAN you crate train an older dog? Yes! Well, if they are healthy. Contrary to popular belief, old dogs can learn new tricks. Older dogs can be crate trained just like younger ones.  However, the catch is TIME. More time must be invested into any type of training with an older dog. You can crate train an older dog through positive affiliation – the same way you’d crate train puppies, except you must exhibit more...

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