Archive for November, 2011

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