There has been so much going on with our family that I’ve been wanting to write about, but the more that happens, the less time I seem to have to write about it, and the more overwhelmed I feel. Where to start! I’m just going to run-down how our family has been doing for the… Continue reading Our Holiday Family Updates
Canned pumpkin is basically the whole grail of dog tummy health. Is your dog constipated? Pumpkin. Are her anal glands firing off in the house? Pumpkin. Does she have diarrhea? PUMPKIN. But your dog doesn’t have to have a digestive issue to enjoy pumpkin. Which is wonderful, because canned pumpkin tends to come in those… Continue reading 3 Ways To Use Up Leftover Canned Pumpkin For Dogs
Our small dogs may act pretty tough when they see a larger dog, but an actual confrontation can end up deadly. If you live in an area where there are loose or stray dogs, a possible encounter is always around the corner. I don’t know how Matilda and I survived when we had daily walks… Continue reading How To Keep Your Small Dog Safe From Loose, Off-Leash, Or Out Of Control Dogs On Walks
Does your stomach drop when you notice that your dog’s claws have grown into gargoyle talons yet again? I don’t think anyone looks forward to nail time, but it’s something we all have to deal with, whether your have your vet or groomer trim them, or you go at them at home with clippers or… Continue reading How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails With A Nail Grinder… Without The Drama!
Have you and your dog ever encountered someone walking with their large dog on the street, and wondered if it was safe to allow your dogs to say hello? On one hand, you want your dog to be well-socialized. You might feel good about both dogs’ body language. Maybe the large dog and their owner… Continue reading Should I Let My Small Dog Play With Big Dogs?
In my Chihuahua and Dog Facebook groups, there are a lot of questions that are asked on a regular basis, but this one breaks my heart – “Am I a bad dog mom if we use puppy pads?” The answer, of course, is no. Why People Use Puppy Pads For Their Dog’s Whole Life It… Continue reading Am I A Bad Dog Mom If We Use Puppy Pads?
Bored? Have a dog? Here’s 13 things you can do to pass the time. Trim Her Nails Most of us do not trim our dog’s nails often enough. I personally do it monthly, but doing them more often keeps them in better shape, that way your dog doesn’t have to have uncomfortably overgrown nails at… Continue reading 13 Random Things To Do With Your Dog When You’re Bored
Can you believe it’s 2020 already? Another year with Matilda and Cow, almost a full year since we’ve moved into our new home, another year with you guys, another year of writing, taking photos, and sharing our lives with you. I always love doing these pet blogger challenges because it’s the perfect time to reflect,… Continue reading Pet Bloggers Journey 2020: 5 Years Of Little Dog Tips
Who doesn’t want an adorable photo of their dog on Santa’s lap? I’ve done it twice. The first time was in 2017, with a mall santa. I spent at least $40 on the most basic photo package, and I can’t even find any copies. The second time was last year, in 2018, with the shelter… Continue reading Should You Take Your Dog To See Santa This Year? Why We’re Not Going
You know Cow, but do you really know Cow? I need to share 10 things with you about my very unusual dog. These are things that I don’t expect anyone to understand, but I hope you can believe at least half of it. 1. Cow has udders. Cow got her name when she was a… Continue reading 10 Weird Things You Should Know About Cow
Any time your dog’s appetite changes, there is a chance that it is due to an illness. So, it’s worth investigating the cause when your dog turns her nose up at her dog food. A lack of appetite can come from a bacterial or viral infection. Parvovirus is a common, potentially deadly illness that results… Continue reading What To Do When Your Dog Won’t Eat Dog Food But Will Eat Human Food
Notice anything different about LittleDogTips.com? It’s been a long time coming, but finally, dear Cow is in our logo. I commissioned amazing animal artist Kristen Pednaud of Dobby Doodles to capture Matilda and Cow’s likeness in a cartoon-style logo. I’m so happy with her work – she really captured the curiosity and playfulness that I… Continue reading A Little Unveiling
Ever since I’ve known her, Cow has been Cow, but I always wanted to know more about her lineage. What gave her those beautiful spots, and why are her ears half-folded in a way that reminds my family of the Flying Nun’s habit? We’re getting a Royal Canin DNA test to hopefully find out what… Continue reading What’s A Cow?
When you have more than one dog, you may have been given the advice to establish one dog as the “alpha” of the house. This typically would be the oldest dog, or the one that has been in your home the longest. You may have been given advice to feed the alpha dog first, or… Continue reading Who’s The Alpha Dog In Your Multi-Dog House?
Author Mark Twain was once quoted, “the more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” People disappoint us. Many of us turn to the companionship of animals when we feel misunderstood or betrayed by our fellow humans. Dogs cannot insult us, judge us or lie to us. We feel safe to tell… Continue reading The More I Learn About Dogs, The More I Like People
I wanted to create a high protein, grain free cookie that my dogs could enjoy for the holidays. The aromatic spices are safe for dogs in small amounts, and good for the digestive system. I used oat flour to roll out the dough, though you could use tapioca, coconut or another flour for a 100%… Continue reading Recipe: Grain Free Gingerbread Cookies For Dogs!
When I first moved to California two years ago, all I could think about was the tiny puppy waiting for me. Within a week, we picked up Matilda and took her home. She was everything I ever dreamed of. She was smart, cuddly and adorable. I only had Matilda for about a month when a… Continue reading The Story Of Cow
Cinco De Mayo marks Matilda’s second birthday. Matilda marks everything. Today, Matilda got a dish of eggs and bacon in lieu of a cake. There’s plenty of dog birthday cake recipes and special meals to prepare, but a simple arrangement of her favorite foods was just as good. Matilda’s birthday toys are from the Sagoskatt… Continue reading Matilda’s 2! Why Dog Birthdays Are The Best Birthdays
It’s the perfect time of year to look back and set goals for blogging. I’m so proud to be a pet blogger, and my first year has been a blast. Without further ado, here’s my answers to the questions from the 2016 Pet Blogger Challenge hosted by GoPetFriendlyBlog.com. 1. How long have you been blogging?… Continue reading 2016 Pet Blogger Challenge by GoPetFriendly