Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Shocking Truth Revealed In "BlackFish" Documentary

Blackfish hands down is the saddest documentary I've seen in my entire life. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

One of the MOST important things to do for your dog

A Well Balanced Dog Needs Teeth Brushing

Dog's do not develop cavities like we do. Tartar builds up on the teeth causing infection and bacteria to live inside our dog's mouths. As that infection sits in the mouth it affects and can cause harm to not only the teeth and gums but to their internal organs. Dental cleanings performed at the veterinarian's office are expensive and our dogs have to be sedated to be performed. Non anesthetic cleanings only clean the surface and are not able to take x-rays and perform extractions which can cause more harm than good. Because of this it's best to practice daily brushing to prevent problems from occurring.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Site For Pet Lovers To Upload Videos - Citizen.TV

Everyone knows how hard it can be to make good video content for viewers. Not to mention it can be very expensive and time consuming to put a lot of effort into a video that won't make any profit. Well now, thanks to Citizen.TV, there's a new website rewarding film makers for their quality videos!

Citizen.TV is a new website that has weekly, monthly, and yearly prizes for vidoe makers just like you! There are many categories to upload in such as sports, video games, animation and PETS!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Win A Trip To Meet Cesar Millan!

Ever wanted to win a trip for two to Los Angeles and meet Cesar Millan one on one?!? Well DogVacay is giving you the chance!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Best Dog Training Treats

Training our dogs using positive reinforcement can not only be fun but a great bonding experience between owner and canine companion. We want to make sure we have the best dog training treats possible when training to ensure that our dog is going to listen and want to learn.



Friday, August 9, 2013

Retractable Dog Leash Bag - MultiSak: What to Carry on a Dog Walk

Today I did a lovely product review on an item called MultiSak. Now, MultiSak is a carrying bag that you attach to your retractable leash! There is enough room in it for your phone, doggie poop bags, keys, and even more!

This episode is brought to you by

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

20 Dog Training Facts

20 Dog Training Facts by Faris Jaclyn

1. Consistency - if you don't want your dog on your couch, don't let them on your couch EVER!

2. Positive reinforcement training is key! How do you think they train whales? Not by beating them! If you intimidate a bear or a whale they're going to kill you! Zoo trainers use positive reinforcement and it's a lot easier to train this way.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Barkbox Product Review - June 2013

Hooray! For I finally get to upload my amazing June 2013 Barkbox review video!!!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Rabies Virus - Human Infection

Are you ever feared of a zombie like virus that infects the brain making a person have neurological symptoms similar to insanity?!? I think everyone fears (Or secretly day dreams) of Zombie Apocalypses but what if I told you of a virus that already exists that is very similar to ‘Zombie Symptoms’. A virus that hijacks the brain making a person foam at the mouth and attack themselves as well as others. 

It’s called The Rabies Virus.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How To Approach A Dog Safely - CONTEST GIVEAWAY

Click 'Read The Full Article' and scroll down on how to WIN the Paw Balm

Regardless if an owner says the dog is nice or not you never know the reaction a dog could have to meeting someone new! It's important to take steps to protect yourself from a new dog. Remember you stand feet taller than your dog. If some giant wanted to reach down and pet you, you'd be a little timid too!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dangers Of The Dog Park - Dog Park Etiquette Basics

Socializing your dog is very important, so in my opinion Dog Parks can be a good idea as long as you're aware of their dangers.

Not can only other dogs be dangerous but there may be microscopic dangers lurking in the grass! Let's go nose deep into the dirty details that is the dangers of the dog park!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Why is my dog vomiting and having diarrhea? - What Is Parvo

My Dog is Vomiting & Have Diarrhea Please Help!

There are many reasons why a dog may be having GI upsets, however today's topic is the Canine Parovirus.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

When To Praise Your Dog - Dog Training

Communicating with your dog can seem impossible at times! But what you don't know is that you may not be praising your dog for the correct behavior. It's important to make sure your dog understands what action is being rewarded. Rewarding too early or too late will give the pet mixed signals.

Myself and Sophie with her new bow. She is the lovely pup of Wendy Burch from KTLA5 News. Pawsapalooza 2013
Let's talk today about how to praise at the correct time so your dog knows what's being asked of them!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Why I Love Petsmart (From a previous employee)

People always focus on bad reviews online, but what about when a store deserves a good review? I wanted to take the time to discuss with you a pet store chain that I appreciate and had the pleasure of working for as a Pet Care Specialist.

Are you ready for the real juicy story on Petsmart? I bet you'll be impressed with what you're about to find out. :)


Friday, May 24, 2013

Do Dogs Like Wearing Clothing? - My Opinion

Some people say making your pet wear outfits is abusive because the animal cannot give a yes or a no to the decision. The human wants the animal to wear them because it's cute not because it has any value to the animal.

So we ask, should dogs wear clothing? Well I'm going to give you my thought out opinion on the subject.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

How To Fix Your Dog’s Chapped Dry Nose

There are many causes to a chapped dry dog nose, but knowing the secret to why and how to cure it is the magical facts you're learning the answer to today!

Apply Preparation H as needed to your dog's dry nose.

Images provided by - Animal Family Veterinary Care Center


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Benefits of Giving Fish Oil to Your Dog

Is your best friend's gate a little slower lately? Are you looking for something to give to your furry friend for a more beautiful coat? Or maybe you've got a new fur baby and you want to make sure they get everything they need to grow big and strong? Well you're in luck! We're about to talk about The Benefits of Fish Oil!

Images provided by - Animal Family Veterinary Care Center

Fish oil is an amazing supplement for all ages of dogs! Puppies and older dogs a like can find health benefits from their fishy friends in a fun daily supplement!

In this article we will examine the benefits and dosage information! It's so easy your 5th grader can calculate Fido's dose! 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

How To Stop Your Pet's Nail Bleed

Regardless if your trimming a pet's nails or they damaged it playing, nail bleeds happen, and it's best to be prepared with how to react.
DPCA Breeder/Exhibitor Education (Nail Trimming)

The Quick is a blood vessel located in each nail. If cut it will bleed and is painful for your pet.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How To - Teach A Dog How To Jump Through A Hoop (In 3 Easy Steps)!

Teaching your dog tricks is super fun and a great bonding exercise! If you're both beginners to trick training try teaching your dog to jump through a child's hula hoop that's lying around in the garage!

Difficulty Level: Easy 


Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Pet Lovers Edition

Uh oh! Don't forget! Mother's Day is this Sunday May 12th, 2013!

So your mother complains she has everything she could need, of course with a child like you what else does she need ;). If this is the case why not help pamper the already spoiled family pet!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog - Book Review

It's almost summer and your four-legged best friend is dying to get outside and have some fun in the sun with you! What better way to treat each other than to get a book on all the fun things you can do together!

My recommendation would be Kyra Sundance's book 101 Ways to Do More With Your Dog!

The book goes into full detail on all types of activities including sports, games, exercises, tricks, crafts and bonding.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Conditioned Reinforcement With Your Dog - Dog Training Tips

Training your pet can be a very rewarding experience because you're are communicating and bonding with each other. Some can feel discouraged with training their pet because the animal is not understanding their commands as fast as they would like. This can cause the person to get upset which will discourage the pet.

Even this face can learn roll over, trust me human.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Perfect Squeaky Toy For All Dogs - Kyjen Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy for Dogs

One of my favorite toys I ever purchased for my dog Bueller was the Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzel Toy from Amazon.

The Hide-A-Squrrel Puzzle Toy comes in 5 sizes perfect for any dog who loves stuffed animals.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

How To Stop Your Dog From Barking

My dog Bueller staying calm while our door was being painted by our landlord
Your dog naturally is going to bark to alarm you of possible stranger danger...
So be thankful for that.

Your dog is a dog, and it's barks. You knew dogs barked before getting a dog...or at least I hope you knew. :)

Some breeds are more prone to barking, especially small breeds!

Bueller's breed, The Papillon, is known for being a barker! He's definitely not always quiet so trust me when I say no dog is perfect.

We as pet parents just have to stay patient and take time to understand them!

 Here's my steps that I take to get him to calm down and not worry!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Top 10 Best Animal Videos on the Internet

Today I wanted to take the time and express my love for my top 10 videos on the internet that every animal and pet lover should see! If anyone would be an expert in the vertical of animal videos on Youtube...I'm probably one of them.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Vet Office Etiquette

Now the vet staff knows you've probably got a hectic schedule not to mention a scared pet at the vet office! So we want to make this experience as fastly informative and worth your time as much as possible!

Here are the Do's and Dont's to be aware of when you're walking into your pet's vet office appointment!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Benefits of Dog Day Care

As mentioned in a previous post Introducing A New Dog, Dog Parks, Dog Fights & Benefits of Dog Day Care

Here is a basic outline of why Pet Dog Day Care rocks,

  • Trained professionals supervising your dog with other dogs the entire time.
  • Aggressive dogs are pulled from day care and not allowed back.
  • Everyone has to be up to date on shots & flea medications.
  • Positive socialization benefits.
  • Relief from boredom while you're at work all day.

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    Sunday, March 24, 2013

    Introducing A New Dog, Dog Parks, Dog Fights & Benefits of Dog Day Care

    The How To on Socializing Your Dog

    Just like a mother to a child you're probably very protective of the scary encounters your dog will meet, as you should be! 

    Dogs are pack animals who live in a ranked hierarchy. There is the leader of the pack, who should be you, and at the bottom of the pack is your dog. There's nothing wrong with the bottom of the pack! Your dog will feel most comfortable and in line not being the boss of things. 

    Your dog and other dogs must figure out where they all rank in the pack while all the humans are at the top.

    Click read full article to
    • Dog Parks
    • Dog Day Care
    • How to break up a dog fight
    • Video on introduction


    Sunday, March 10, 2013

    5 Things Every Dog Owner Should Know

    I created a video on the topic, but read below for more information on the subject!


    Friday, March 8, 2013

    Cuddling Yellow Mutt Puppies

    What's more precious than puppies?
    • More puppies?
    • Smaller puppies?
    • Softer puppies?



    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Ways to Relieve Puppy Teething

    A puppy is born without any teeth at all.

    Between the age of 4-7 months they receive their adult teeth.

    The average adult dog has 42 teeth for a total of 12 incisors, 4 canines, and 16 molars. 
    • Incisors: Grasps pieces of food to be placed into the mouth
    • Canines: Tears food to place back into the mouth.
    • Molars: Grinds food to be swallowed and digested.

    Let's discuss some simple ways to relieve your puppy from the pains he's experiencing with teething.


    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Facebook Gifts are REAL!

    About a month ago I received a notification from my friend saying she had bought me a gift on Facebook.

    Remember those 'gifts' we used to give each other that were just GIFS? Then Facebook decided to make you have to purchase these computer images for real money.

    Well now...there are actually gifts one can purchase and SEND to people to their house!
    Facebook Gifts that are real life!


    Monday, March 4, 2013

    Staying Hydrated For You & For Your Pet

    Let's face it, your body NEEDS water! Not only that but your body and your pet's body is mostly made of it so staying dehydrated is essential. 

    Try adding fruit to your water for flavor & extra vitamins!!!
    (Not suitable for animals, humans only)

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

    My pet HATES The Vet! What should I do?

    It's that time of the year again! The dreaded vet office check up with Mr. Fluffy...

    Regardless if you have a laid back Golden Retriever or a spastic Weimaraner no one likes to go to the vet...

    No one.


    Monday, February 25, 2013

    Favorite Family Dog Breeds

    At the veterinary office as a nurse I saw a lot of great variety of dog breeds! I want to go over my top three favorite dog breeds for families!

    I think it's important for a family to really investigate the kind of dog they adopt.

    Not all dogs are good with children.

    Some dog breeds will be more prone to dealing with children poking and tugging at them without getting agitated and wanting to bite.


    Sunday, February 17, 2013


    Signs your pet has fleas:
    Itching a lot or a little!
    Stopping from playing to itch
    Red bumps on belly/stomach (Allergic reaction to flea bites)
    Whining while itching
    Dirt like dander (Put on wet paper towel and if it turns red that is the flea's poop!)

    You do NOT want your pet to get fleas! It will infest your pet and your home! Prevention is key.

    Fleas are serious business! Fleas are blood sucking poop creating grossly multiplying creatures who not only infest your pet but infest your home! Some fleas carry tapeworm and when your pet eats a flea while trying to relieve themselves from itching it will infest your pet!


    Saturday, February 16, 2013

    The Harlem Shake Number 1 On iTunes

    It's no denying that Youtube is full of exciting trends that bring us together through video form. This week's fab?
    The Harlem Shake

    After learning about this trend I discovered the true unique-ness about this one unlike any other. For some reason the 'original' video hardly beats the competitor's remake videos in views. In some cases remakes have more views but how is that so?

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

    How To: Become A Veterinary Technician

    What is a Vet Tech (Technician):
    A veterinary staff member who is the nurse and main aide to the veterinarian. Expect to also do job duties similar to that of a radiologist, surgical assistant, pharmacy assistant, and dental hygienist but for animals.


    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    How To: Dog & Cat Flea Preventatives

    It's important to know how, when, and why to give your pet a flea preventative and which one to use!

    Today I go over my favorite three for three different types of pets, small dogs, medium-large dogs, and cats.


    Sunday, January 6, 2013

    What kind of worms does my pet have?

    Did it look like a moving white rice? Tapeworm
    Does it look small and thin like spaghetti? Roundworms

    The two intestinal parasites are the most common in cats and dogs.

    Did I just ruin your appetite?


    Saturday, January 5, 2013

    My Stray Kitten Is Sick What Could It Be?

    Little baby kittens no matter how cute sometimes get sick, especially if that kitten is a poor little stray you just found on the side of the road in a box!!! :-(

    I wanted to go over the very basics and sometimes common illnesses that stray kittens can come with.


    Friday, January 4, 2013

    When Not To Vaccinate Your Pet

    Everyone always mentions the importance of vaccinating but when shouldn't your veterinarian vaccinate.

    When Your Pet Is Sick
    A vaccination to administered to help your pet create antibodies to the real disease so when your pet is introduced to it in it's environment they can easily fight it off before any sign of illness occurs. The body will know how to fight off the disease because of it learned how to fight of the weakened copy/similar replica of it that was administered with the vaccination. If your pet's immune system is lowered at the time of administration of a vaccination they will not be able to properly fight off the weakened virus.


    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

    How To Trim A Dogs Nails

    Trimming your pets nails can be really scary! Not only that if you have your veterinary office do it every 3-4 weeks that can really start to get pricey! Today I’m going to show you how to trim your dogs nails and even show you how I do it by myself.

    Since Pharaoh/Bueller was a kitten/puppy I’ve done my best to handle their paws and nails. Sometimes I would pick at Bueller’s nails to get him ready for me to trim them and get use to having pressure on his nails.

    Trimming every 3-4 weeks is ideal for pets. Try to be conscious of the length of your pet’s nails. We don’t want their nails getting too long. Nails that are too long can sometimes twist their toes into uncomfortable positions, making walking uncomfortable, or with cats their claws can grow all the way around and pierce their pads. 

    You want to avoid hitting the quick. The quick is the small blood vessel that supplies the nail nutrients. If hit bleeding can be hard to stop in some situations.

    How I trim my dog's nails.

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