We have been breeding high-quality Frenchies for several years now and we have learned quite a bit in the process, but we are smart enough to know that we haven’t learned everything. Occasionally, we will get requests from authors or organizations regarding the posting of articles that they think might be insightful to our clients and visitors to our website. We screen these articles and if we believe that they can provide additional knowledge that will allow our clients and site visitors to make more informed and better decisions and become better pet owners, we do agree to some of these requests.

Hopefully, you will find the articles posted under this heading to be educational and enjoyable. If you have any questions or comments regarding them please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Between Cats and Dogs, which do Landlords Prefer?

It’s official, Americans are among the most pet-loving people in the world. Statistics show that 90.5 million homesteads (about 70%) keep a companion animal. Many of these pet parents live in rented homes and apartments, and their furry buddies can sometimes create tensions with landlords.  Cats and dogs can cause significant damage to a property – a trait many landlords don’t appreciate. If you are thinking, which pet causes more damage? Or wondering, which one (between cats and dogs) do landlords prefer? Your answer is here.  We interacted with several pet parents and property owners and learned about the most common pet property damage. Landlords have also shown a trend in what they prefer. Read on and learn more about the damage your furry buddy could cause and what landlords prefer. But first, a word about picking the right pet. Which pet suits you? Whether you want a pet for yourself or your kids, it is crucial to pick one that you fancy and also matches your lifestyle.  Consider factors like allergies, the size of your home, the characteristics and needs of the animal you are considering, and whether you are available to spend time and take care of them

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Plants that are Harmful to your Frenchie

When a new pet parent gets a Frenchie puppy from one of our litters, we want them to do everything possible to keep their bundles of joy safe and healthy. Of course, they need to have a safe and comfortable environment, nutritious food, and lots of clean water, but they also need to be kept safe from some common dangers. Did you know that your home environment could be harmful to your Frenchie? One of the most common dangers is plants. Studies on animal poisoning by exposure to plants show that dogs are the most commonly affected pets. A vet could help if your Frenchie contacts or ingests harmful plants. But the best way is to keep your furry buddy away from harm when at home and in other locations.    We are here to help you. Here is a list of 15 common harmful plants. We have included information on prevalent locations and seasons so you would know when and where to up your guard. Ornamental plants  Sago Palm These beautiful ornamental palms from Japan are popular in warmer parts of the country like Florida and California. However, they are toxic to dogs. What makes it particularly dangerous is the

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Common Neurological Conditions in French Bulldogs

By NIcole McCray French Bulldogs are excellent pets, but it is vital to know that they can be affected by various neurological conditions. It can be challenging to understand when something may be array with our dogs, and as responsible dog owners, we need to be aware of what to look out for and when to reach out to our veterinarian for help. Neurological issues can show up in a manner of different ways. Below, we will explore four of the common neurological conditions that French Bulldogs can contract, their signs and symptoms, and how you can assist them in being treated for these conditions. Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) The number one neurological disorder that affects French Bulldogs is called Intervertebral Disc Disease, or IVDD. It is also referred to by vets as a herniated, slipped, or ruptured disc in the spine.  It is a severe condition, and French Bulldogs are an unfortunate breed genetically predisposed to it since the French Bulldog is a dwarf breed with short legs.  What Happens with IVDD? The cushioning discs within the vertebrae in your Frenchie’s spine become inflamed and will bulge out or burst into the spinal cord space. They then press on

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How to Balance Nurturing Your New Business and Your New Pet

Starting a new business and welcoming a new pet are exciting and challenging changes in your life, but you may wonder if you can handle them simultaneously. For example, if your home is your workplace, adding a pet to your family could double your workload. However, following these tips can help you successfully balance the responsibilities that come with pet ownership and entrepreneurship. Delegate Business Formation Tasks Opt for an LLC structure that is relatively easy to establish and protects your assets from bankruptcy and legal judgments. Utah LLCs also provide tax advantages depending on your needs. For example, you can avoid double taxation by claiming all profits as personal income. Alternatively, you can reduce personal taxes and avoid self-employment taxes by structuring your company similar to an S corporation.  A business formation service familiar with your state’s compliance requirements can advise you and handle tasks, including registering and filing a certificate of organization with the Department of Commerce and applying for an Employer Identification Number and business license. As a result, you will have more time to focus on your business strategy and bond with your new pet.  Establish a Routine New pets and businesses have basic needs that

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Pet Odor in Your Home

How do we smell? The human nose and brain is capable of discriminating roughly 1 trillion scents, according to a study by Leslie Vosshall of Rockefeller University in New York City, and that is a conservative estimate. We “detect smells by inhaling air that contains odor molecules, which then bind to receptors inside the nose

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The Importance of Keeping Toxic Chemicals Away from Your Dog

By Hannah Stevens Like young children, dogs and puppies are forever curious. They never tire of sniffing objects in their environment, as well as eating or rolling in them. Endless sights and scents mean adventure and exercise for your furry friend, and it’s a joy to witness this kind of carefree enthusiasm for life. Along with the healthy benefits of curious energy come certain dangers, however, including the risk of overexposure or poisoning by harmful chemicals. Fortunately, your dog can avoid exposure or ingestion of toxic chemicals – with a little help from you, his beloved human. Know the Culprits Before you can be effective at keeping toxic chemicals away from your dog, you have to know what these chemicals are. Educate yourself about common household products that can be harmful to your pet, as well as any chemicals your dog may be exposed to when the two of you take your walks. Anything your dog is exposed to will be carried into your home – and into your bed, too, if you allow co-sleeping with your dog. Not only do you need to know which chemicals to avoid, but also what specific products and materials contain them. Often, a toxic

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3 Ways to Help You and Your New Puppy Sleep

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over more than half of the homes in the United States have pets – with about 45% of those being dogs that share the bed! When our furry friends come into our lives, they are wonderful to have around…but how do we get them used to a new environment without stressing them out at nighttime – and in turn, getting a good rest ourselves?

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Traveling with your pet amid COVID-19 restrictions

According to Time, humans and pets have been bonded for at least 14,000 years, citing physical evidence of the human-dog connection. A 2015 Harris Poll study found that nearly all pet owners (95%) view their pets as family members. Our pets provide love and comfort, especially during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. It makes sense …

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The Best Travel Tips for Dogs and Their Parents

Does your favorite traveling companion have four legs and a wagging tail?  When you love going places with your dog, it’s important to find ways to keep his special needs met throughout your various voyages.  Whether you’re going down the block for a playdate, or on a cross-country road trip, here’s how to ensure every excursion is fun for you both. 

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The 7 Most Common Training Mistakes Owners Make

by Steffi Trott As a professional dog trainer, I know that every owner only has the best intentions when it comes to training their pups. Everyone wants their dogs to be well-behaved and a joy to be around. But did you know that you are probably making some really common mistakes in your training? These mistakes not only slow down your progress, but can actually demotivate your pup and make him enjoy training less. Whether you are working with a brand-new pup or an adult dog with reactivity issues – there are some mistakes you really should stay clear of. Today I want to share with you the 7 most common training mistakes I watch owners make – as well as how you can avoid making them! #1 Unrealistic Goals Nearly every owner starts out highly motivated when it comes to dog training. I have watched some owners work with their dogs as many as 5 times a day in the beginning – but only the beginning. After a week or two the novelty factor of training your dog wears off, and then work, daily chores and other hobbies become too important to keep up with dog training. The more unrealistic goals

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