• Cheeze!!

  • Hercules & his new jacket!

  • Merry Christmas!

  • Hercules @ 1 week with his Mommy :)

Herc

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Herc’s Dad

Cheeze!!

Merry Christmas!

You can own a dog and not train him but you’ll be sorry down the line. Besides giving you a well-mannered, secure dog, obedience training has many benefits. For one, it increases the bond between dog and human. It also helps you understand your dog and helps him understand you. It sets up boundaries for your dog and helps to avoid misunderstandings, such as the belief that it’s OK to  [ Read More ]

Your furry bundle of joy is now leaving not-so-joyous bundles and puddles throughout your house. What steps should you take to ensure puppy house training success for your favorite canine? Both with puppies and dogs with established potty problems, a combination of management, training, and appropriate sanitization is recommended. For adult dogs that have had reliable potty behaviors and suddenly begin having accidents inside, a veterinary visit including urine and/or  [ Read More ]

Is your pup still acting like a puppy even though he’s just a few months away from being an adult dog? Is he making you a little batty with those recurring puppy behaviors? It is likely that he is still in his adolescent phase and with all the distractions and curiosities of the world around him, even a well-trained puppy may not always listen. Puppies don’t come to us knowing  [ Read More ]

Frenchie clothes. Yes Frenchie clothes. Let’s face it. Dressing up our French Bulldogs is a guilty pleasure. And as long as it’s done in good humor, and not to provoke, hurt, or embarrass someone (especially the dog), it’s harmless fun. Some dog clothes can actually benefit our pets, keeping them warmer in winter, and cooler in the summer. But it’s important that you never mock or ridicule your dog while  [ Read More ]

If you decide to take your Frenchie to the beach, pool, or lake it is a good idea that he have a dog life vest. Like people, dogs can tire in the water, or panic if they fall in unexpectedly. Most Frenchies cannot swim, some do, but all Frenchies must wear a life vest. For ultimate safety on the water, a dog life vest is a must-have accessory. Choosing a  [ Read More ]

Saving money on your dog (and cat) purchases is more important than ever with today’s rising prices…and shopping online can be a great way to compare prices and save gas money at the same time. Today we have a special guest tip from consumer savings expert Regina Novickis about using aggregator websites to locate coupon codes for your next pet supply purchase. “Paws” to find a promotional code before you  [ Read More ]

Here are some nonprofit organizations that offer financial assistance to pet owners. Like all animal welfare agencies these days, many of these funds are strained–so if you’re not in need of help, these funds are always seeking donations! AAHA Helping Pets Fund www.aahahelpingpets.org This arm of the American Animal Hospital Association provides assistance for emergency and non-elective treatment of abandoned pets and pets whose owners are facing financial hardship. Angels4Animals  [ Read More ]

Surgery on your dog can run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars, figures that cause many dog lovers to look at finance options. Here’s a look at several different options for paying those veterinary bills: Ask about vet payment plans. If you are hit with unexpected vet bills, it doesn’t hurt to ask about payment plans. Many offer affordable plans so you can split the cost of treatment over  [ Read More ]

Lilies Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic to cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestions of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result. Marijuana Ingestion of Cannabis sativa by companion animals can result in depression of the central nervous system and incoordination, as well as vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, increased heart rate,  [ Read More ]

Chocolate, Macadamia nuts, avocados…these foods may sound delicious to you, but they’re actually quite dangerous for our animal companions. Our nutrition experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. As always, if you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at  [ Read More ]

Finding A Lost Pet

It’s every pet parent’s nightmare: Your beloved dog or cat has gotten loose, and you don’t know where he or she is. Don’t panic—there are many steps you can take to locate your little one. Swift action, coupled with major neighborhood networking, will increase the odds of having your furry friend back in your arms! The key is to get the information out to as many people and places as  [ Read More ]

Go Green For Pets

Go Green for Pets The green scene has gone beyond gardens—it now includes litter boxes and doggie treats. This Earth Day, you don’t need a green thumb to help the planet. If you have an animal companion who eats, sleeps, plays and poops, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to cut down on waste, raise your pet’s quality of life and color your corner of the world green. Spring Cleaning Empty  [ Read More ]

1. They are possibly the most flatulent breed on the face of the planet. We’re not talking one or two little farts per week, either – we’re talking about a constant miasma cloud of evil smelling gas that will hang over top of your Frenchie pretty much constantly. Not only that, but they tend to belch after eating, too. Also, they have no hesitations about doing this when you’ve got  [ Read More ]

Puppy proof your home before your new Frenchie gets there! Make sure harmful substances are kept well away from inquisitive little noses. All cleaning products, paint thinners, household chemicals, antifreeze etc. Secure electrical cords so they cannot be chewed. Puppies should only be given puppy toys to play with or chew. Never real bones, never shoes (they don’t know the difference between new & old shoes), never cow or pig  [ Read More ]

The Den By nature dogs do not like to soil their den. By establishing their den they will try to avoid eliminating when ever they are in their den and will tend to hold it until you take them out of their den to eliminate so it is important that they know where their den is. Whenever you are not home your dog should be left in his den so  [ Read More ]

If you want a whimsical, charming, stubborn little clown, then a Frenchie may be for you. If you want a little friend that will amuse you for hours on end, then a Frenchie may be for you. If you are ready to have your heart stolen by a bat-eared little gremlin, then a Frenchie is for you! Frenchies are seen in movies, on TV commercials, in magazines – they are  [ Read More ]

French Bulldogs & Heat Stroke The Frenchie has shorter airways than most dogs and this leads to less chance of the air which the dog takes in cooling and as dogs cannot sweat the only means they have of cooling down is by panting. There are other factors that can lead to heat exhaustion in dogs and particularly the frenchie, the dog’s physical condition, the age of the dog and  [ Read More ]

Disaster Preparedness Given what seems to be an increasing frequency of disasters, Frenchie owners should have emergency and evacuation plans in place for their animals as well as for their human family. First, make sure that your dogs are permanently identified (microchips or tattoos), and that they are trained (which makes them easier to handle in emergencies, especially if other people must help care for them). A basic “disaster kit”  [ Read More ]

Winter Holiday Hazards For your Frenchies Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season. AVOID Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet Alcoholic beverages Chocolate (baker’s, semi-sweet, milk chocolate) Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans) Moldy or spoiled foods Onions, onion powder Fatty foods Salt Yeast dough PLANTS Lilies that may be found in holiday flower arrangements could be  [ Read More ]

Allergies in French Bulldogs There are many dogs that suffer from different forms of allergies. French Bulldogs appear to have a predisposition as many of them have some form of allergies. The following article will outline the different types of allergies and their treatment options. Overview: The most common types of allergies in dogs and particularly French Bulldogs include atopy (environmental/seasonal allergy), food allergy and flea allergy dermatitis. In all  [ Read More ]

Frenchie Dental Care

Game Overview nintendogs puppies are back in the palm of your hand on the Nintendo 3DS system, with even cuter and more expressive puppies and, for the first time, kittens! The fun from the original nintendogs game returns, with multiple breeds to choose from, accessories for your puppies and kittens to wear, and the ability to let your puppies and kittens train and compete in different challenges and activities. FEATURES:  [ Read More ]

Meet Newman, Claire Robinson’s incredibly well behaved – and incredibly cute – French Bulldog. He was on this weekend’s episode of 5 Ingredient Fix, where he sat silently on a wooden chair not even 4 inches away from Claire’s freshly sliced duck breasts with citrus port cherry sauce. Newman didn’t make a noise, let alone try to sneak a piece of duck for himself. He patiently waited for Claire to  [ Read More ]

Here is one of the pictures of the photoshoot, Anne Hathaway, did for Instyle Magazine. The French Bulldog’s name is Gogo. He is her brother’s frenchie.

A Letter To My Vet Hi! I’m a French Bulldog, and unless you are extremely lucky, you may not have any other patients of my rather rare breed. If that is the case, please let me alert you to some special health needs of Frenchies, as our friends call us. Though our Minimum Daily Requirement for human companionship and love is high, our day-to-day needs are simple. Petting keeps our  [ Read More ]

We still can’t believe our little munchkin is already 1 years old. Hercules was born on Thanksgiving day when the turkey was in the oven for only 2 hours. Hercules smelled the aromas, and decided that its time to face the world. This explains his love of food, very much so. He is such a sweet, comical puppy. They weren’t kidding when say that French Bulldogs are like little clowns.  [ Read More ]

Activated charcoal has the quality of being able to absorb and therefore, bind, toxins found in the gastrointestinal tract. For this reason, it is often given to dogs that have been poisoned, dogs that have been given a drug overdose or simply, dogs that may have accidentally ingested toxins. Activated charcoal presents in various forms such as powders, granules or 5g compressed activated charcoal tablets commonly found in most pharmacies.  [ Read More ]

During the fall and spring our dogs coats tend to shed more than usual. When your dogs coat seems dry or you see that they are shedding, try a spoon of Canola Oil once a day in their food.

Sick Doggy Chicken Soup This is a recipe I make often in the winter for Hercules, especially when I see that he may be about to catch a cold, or after a long day of excursions, or as a special treat when he is bored of eating the same thing everyday. This is a great recipe for sick dogs that are on medication, because they refuse to eat or drink.  [ Read More ]

Doggy Birthday Cake Peanut Butter Carrot Cake 1 cup flour 1tsp baking soda 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup shredded carrots 1 tsp. vanilla 1/3 cup honey 1 egg Mix flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 8″ round cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool. Puree cottage cheese in blender for icing. Decorate with more peanut butter  [ Read More ]

Doggy Birthday Cake Frosting ideas: cream cheese, peanut butter, yogurt, Neufchatel cheese or cottage cheese. Stiffen icing with meringue powder, which is basically powdered egg whites. Dogs shouldn’t have as much cake as people eat. A bite or two will thrill the dogs at your party, and will avoid tummy upset later. Any unfamiliar dog food can cause digestive upset. Use organic peanut butter, rather than the major brands. It  [ Read More ]

Hercules and Cody are best buddies. They love to play at the park. To see more pics and video go

Hercules and Cody

French Bulldog Temperament He’s been called “the clown in the cloak of a philosopher,” and this loveable little companion dog is exceptionally good-natured. He is particularly affectionate toward his master and the children, and can even be a bit possessive. They are excellent with children! He will need to be a part of the family and will want to be in close contact with you. Each “frenchie” possesses his own  [ Read More ]

WATCH VIDEO: HERCULES AT 9 MONTHS EATING BONE

WATCH VIDEO:HERCULES MEETS CHICKENS AT THE FARM