Coccidia and the Healthy Dog

What is coccidia and how do dogs and puppies acquire this illness? Read on to find out about this nastiness…

Puppy Custard

1 ½ cups (12 oz) whole fat evaporated milk (cow or goat) 1 ½ cups hot water 1 cup whole fat plain or vanilla yogurt (no artificial sweeteners but it can contain sugar) 2 large egg yolks (whites can be included for puppies over 4 weeks of age if desired – I cook and serve […]

Toys! Toys! Toys!

Question: Help! There are so many different kinds of toys available for dogs, and some of them are really pricey. Which ones should I choose? Answer: There are as many toys out there as dog breeds. When choosing a dog toy you will have to consider the dog’s breed, size and most importantly, your dog’s […]

How to Feed Your New Puppy

**This is a very general guideline for feeding the average puppy, with specifics included regarding the average American Cockapoo. Please keep in mind that very small and very large breed puppies can need very different and specific feeding regimens and no matter what you should always consult your specific breeder and your veterinarian about any feeding recommendations for your little […]

What to Buy for Puppy

Wondering what to buy for a new puppy? You don’t want to leave anything out and yet there are a million supplies out there. What is necessary, what is just extra? What do I recommend? Below is my “ABC puppy list”. I have made an effort to make this basic suggested supply list as simple […]

Puppy-Pee Pads & Outdoor Potty Training

Question: We’d like to train our new puppy to use both a puppy “pee pad” and the yard. Is that possible or will we just confuse him? We’d like to crate train him, but aren’t sure how to use the crate for this. Answer: You should not have any trouble training him to use both […]