Broken Toys: Why You Should Get Rid of Them ASAP

Currently Nix is taking medication. Again. The whole thing started about a couple of weeks ago, when she threw up various times on different days. The curious thing was that she wasn’t vomiting immediately after eating nor was she vomiting whole amounts of food. It was either bilis or a …

The Worms Strike Back

Just like back in December, about three weeks after de-worming Nix, she got worms again. Just like the previous time, we have no clue as to how she got them: we think it’s either prolonged contact with other dogs which may be infected or some of the rubbish she’s eaten …

Heat in Female Dogs: Nix’s Experience

Right at the beginning of February Nix was in heat for the first time. We had been expecting it for a while because of the attitude of some male dogs towards her – they were very interested in her – and also due to her age (she was almost 11 …

The Golden Rules to Avoid Separation Anxiety

One of the most important things that a dog needs to learn is to be able to stay at home for a few hours without having separation anxiety and wrecking chaos in the house. If you’re not familiar with the term, separation anxiety happens when your dog gets anxious after …

4 Things You May Forget to Do After Getting a Dog

Today’s post lists four things which you should do after getting a dog and which you may easily forget, because they are not obvious and they have nothing to do with pet supplies. Get your dog microchipped if this option is available in your country. In many countries it is …

Nix’s New Bed: Rogz Spice Podz

Some weeks ago I wrote a post explaining the problems we had had with a couple of (old) beds that Nix had reused. If you’ll remember, the main issues were that Nix would chew them and eventually remove their filling. For this reason, we finally got her a new bed, …

Getting a New Dog: Basic Supplies

Once you have decided to add a dog to the family, it is time to start thinking about getting the necessary supplies to take care of it in its daily life. I thought it would be helpful to have a list available for you to check. I’ve divided it into …

The Quest for a New Dog Bed

When Nix came home for the first time, we had already bought many of the basic pet supplies (this would make another nice post) but we had skipped buying a bed because we already had one, which used to belong to Syd. The bed was in almost perfect shape, as …

House Training a Dog: More Tips

In last week’s post, I gave some tips and talked about our experience house training Nix. However, the post focused mainly on general guidelines and what we did inside the house, but I didn’t talk about what we did outside. Therefore, this week I will focus on that. How did …

House Training a Dog: Some Tips from Our Experience with Nix

One of the things that worried me when Nix came home was how we were going to housetrain (or potty train) her. We have no garden, only small terraces, and they are located in parts of the house which were difficult to give her access to during the day and …