Blog

Custom Printed Shirts for Dogs

Custom Printed Shirts for Dogs

Despite fluctuations in the economy, pet owners are spending more money than ever on their pets. Their extravagance includes making their dogs fashion-forward in their own duds. A custom-printed doggie shirt is an attention-getter, whether you’re promoting a cause, marketing a brand or making a personal statement. Screen-Printing Screen-printers use an emulsion process to create fine-screen stencils through which ink is transferred to fabric. Each color requires a different custom screen. Because this process requires a lot of setup, screen-printing is suited to bulk orders only. For pet apparel there are usually only a couple of T-shirt styles available for screen-printing. Screen-printed dog shirts are affordable promotional items for pet […]

What Is the Difference Between a Toy Poodle & Bichon Dog?

What Is the Difference Between a Toy Poodle & Bichon Dog?

If you’re looking for a small, devoted companion canine, you won’t go wrong with either a toy poodle or a bichon frise. People unfamiliar with the latter breed often assume it’s a poodle at first encounter. If you’re undecided, certain traits in either breed could influence your choice. Toy Poodle Although poodles come in three distinct sizes — standard, miniature and toy — the breed standard is identical with the height exception. According to the American Kennel Club breed standard, toy poodles can’t exceed 10 inches in height at the shoulders. Any small poodle exceeding that limit is considered a miniature. Poodle coats are dense and curly, appearing in a […]

When a Poodle Eats Feces (Coprophagia)

When a Poodle Eats Feces (Coprophagia)

source:http://www.allpoodleinfo.com/poodle-is-eating-feces Overview There are few behavioral issues more frustrating than when a Poodle puppy or dog starts to eat his or her own feces. This is known as coprophagia (pronounced cop-pro-feedge-ia) and a Poodle of any age and any variety may start doing this for seemingly no reason. This is a tricky topic since it quite common for dogs to do this, however finding accurate information as to why this is done and importantly, how to stop it is often difficult to navigate. For this reason, our goal is to discuss this in detail, sort through the facts and end with helpful, accurate advice you can take to stop your […]

Feeding a Poodle

Feeding a Poodle

Overview Offering the proper food to your Poodle is one of the most important elements to keep your Poodle healthy, happy and to live as long as possible. Everything that your puppy (and then dog) ingests will directly impact his health. Some owners make the huge mistake of simply picking up a bag of commercial dog food while food shopping, without giving it much thought. There are many elements to understand and then consider: How often should you offer meals? How much should you feed your Poodle? What should you be offering to your amazing canine family member? All of these topics and more will be discussed. New Puppies – […]

When poodles raced in the Iditarod

When poodles raced in the Iditarod John Suter with a team of standard poodles, when he first started racing the breed in the mid-1970s. (Courtesy of John Suter / Courtesy of John Suter) Karin BrulliardThe Washington Post Maybe it was his California upbringing. Perhaps it was his bent for seeing a joke in just about anything. For whatever reason, when Alaska transplant John Suter saw a miniature poodle eagerly running to keep up with his snowmobile, an improbable thought occurred to him: Now there’s a sled dog. It was the 1970s, and the military duty that had brought Suter to Alaska, where he was a member of an Army biathlon […]

Just Say NO to Designer Dogs!

Just Say NO to Designer Dogs!

source:https://www.poodleclubofamerica.org/article/256-just-say-no-to-designer-dogs Too Good To Be True! We have all heard about these new “Designer Dogs”. They are created by people who will cross a Poodle with anything from a Labrador to a Chihuahua under the pretense of creating the “perfect” dog. They claim to have created new breeds that are hypoallergenic, smart, non-aggressive, calm, and healthy? Logic would have to tell you that this is just too good to be true! In actuality, for the thousands of dollars that you may spend to acquire such a dog, you will receive a mutt with little or no health testing behind it, no predictability to its size, shape, or coat characteristics and […]

Treatment for Dog Ear Infection

Treatment for Dog Ear Infection

Treatment for Dog Ear Infection This will NOT go away on its own. It could be serious if not treated promptly and properly. You should consult with your veterinarian as soon as possible. Left untreated, it could lead to a middle ear infection (which affects balance) and even deafness. What to expect at a Vet exam Your vet will be able to determine the underlying cause. He may choose to examine the ear canal through an Otoscope, looking for things like: Foreign bodies (burrs, thistles, etc.) Ear Mites Other parasites such as fleas or ticks He may want to run blood tests to determine if there is a glandular problem. Or he […]

Why Dog Brushing Is Important For Standard Poodles

Why Dog Brushing Is Important For Standard Poodles

Why Dog Brushing Is Important For Standard Poodles There are several key reasons why dog brushing is important. Not only to keep your poodle well groomed but also to keep him healthy. 1. Dog brushing removes loose hair and mats Because your poodle has curly hair, loose hair gets trapped in his coat. That causes matting. Brushing your dog every 2 to 3 days removes dead hair and keeps his coat tangle free. If the hair is not brushed routinely, mats will get larger and tighter, until eventually they can no longer be brushed out. They’ll need to be cut out instead (using a dematting tool or scissors). In severe cases of neglect, the poodle’s […]

Dog Diseases

Dog Diseases

What are the 5 top dog conditions pet parents should be aware of? 1. Obesity According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), the 2014 National Pet Obesity Prevalence Survey discovered more than 50% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight. When your dog is overweight he is at risk for several other concerns such as: Decreased life expectancy Arthritis Diabetes High blood pressure Cancer Heart and lung conditions Anesthesia risks Skin diseases Sure, wrinkles are cute but only in the right places. If you think Spike is pushing the pounds, a trip the veterinarian might be in order. For 5 must ask questions to ask your vet about obesity, […]