Clean Teeth Can Save Your Dog’s Life!

Dental Lucy

Regular Brushing is Very Important to Lucy.

Did you know not brushing your dog’s teeth can cause lots of periodontal diseases that can shorten your pet’s life. Our time on earth is very limited so why shorten it by dental neglect.

Here’s why I think you should brush your Chi’s teeth:

  1. Regular brushing prevents plaque buildup.
  2. It’s cheaper to brush than pay for tooth extractions or cleanings.
  3. Your dog will live longer and be healthier.
  4. Cleaner and fresher breath is most welcome.

For specific instructions you might want to read “How to Brush a Chihuahua’s Teeth” from For a slideshow, check out How to Brush a Dog’s Teeth.

You also might enjoy How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth by Dr. William Rosenblad.

To be honest, I don’t really brush my teeth. My daddy used to try doing this task but I resisted.

Please remember to replace your toothbrush every six months. And don’t forget the gums. Germs can collect and they’re oogie. You might try some crunchy dental treats, too.

I’ve gathered a few new articles online for you to read. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

Dog Dental Health – What You Need to Know

Halitosis (Bad Breath) in Dogs

Attrition (Worn Teeth) in Dogs

7 Helpful Articles for Dog Lovers

Keep your Chihuahua safeDogs make wonderful companions. You want to keep them safe and happy. Here’s seven great articles that will help you to make their lives better.

How to Plant a Dog-safe Garden

6 Deadly Poisons That Could Kill Your Dog

Top 20 Human Food that Poison Dogs in the U.S.

Dyspnea (Trouble Breathing) in Dogs

5 Surprising Spring Pet Hazards

The Power of Dogs: How Your Dog Can Change Your Life

Catching Your Dog’s Noise and Storm Phobia Early

New Content Coming Soon

Chihuahua SpaI’ve been a busy girl lately but will soon be adding new and exciting content for all my loyal Chihuahua lovers.

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Top 5 Holiday Tips for Your Dog from

Holiday Tips For Your is filled with lots of interesting and helpful articles on a variety of pets. I love checking out the ones on dogs so I can share what I learn.

Here’s some very important tips I curated from for your dog’s safety during the holidays.

I hope you enjoy it.

#1. Holiday Plant Toxins:

They may be pretty, but some holiday plants are poisonous—and even deadly—to our dogs (and cats). Avoid exposing your dog to pine needles, holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias.

#2. Holiday Food Hazards:

Unfortunately, many of our festive treats and traditional snacks can also be dangerous to our dogs. Pay close attention to your dog around any of the following: chocolates, fat trimmings, bones, and nuts (especially almonds, walnuts, pistachio, and macadamia).

#3. Dangerous Holiday Decorations:

Many of our standard holiday decorations look like toys to our dogs. Be cautious with tinsel, shiny ornaments, candles, flickering lights (especially the cords), and gift wrapping and ribbon.

#4. Keeping Your Dog on Santa’s “Nice” List:

With all the activity of the holidays, your dog may get over-excited – which can lead to bad behavior. The solution: a well-exercised dog is a happy (and tired) dog. Take your dog for a long walk or extended exercise sessions before your guests arrive, you sit down to dinner, or you leave your pet alone for an extended period.

#5. A Regular Schedule=a Regular Dog:

Keeping your dog on his or her regular schedule will help ensure that there are no accidents to dampen the holidays. Staying on your current walking and feeding schedule, with your dog’s current food brand, will make for a happy pet owner and pup.

Be sure to check out PetPlace for more great tips.

How’s Your Doggie’s Mental Health?

Santa Chihuahua is coming soon.How does your dog think? I think all the time. I always want to know when my next meal will be, when I’m not napping.

Check out these carefully curated articles on your dog’s mental health. I think you will find them fascinating.

Crazy Dogs: Can Dogs Be Mentally Ill?

Polyphagia (Increased food consumption) in Dogs

How to Care for an Abused Dog

Is Your Dog Senile? Signs of Senility and Treatment Options

Compulsive Behavior in Dogs

Understanding Grief in Dogs

Is Your Dog Suffering from Anxiety?

Our Stress, Depression, Joy…Can Dogs Tell?

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe for Halloween

Chihuahua in DragIt’s that time of year again. Halloween. The night when kids of all ages come a knocking at my door to disturb my dinner and play time, begging for candy.

I know a lot about begging, but candy is not good for me (or children either). Keep that chocolate far away from my mouth, I say.

Keep your little doggies safe from chocolates and other bad treats. Also watch that they don’t get “spooked” and run out of your house. There’ll be a lot of strange creatures out there and your doggie can easily get lost.

Great Costumes for Your Little Doggie on Amazon. Support Lucy.

Pumpkin and Dogs

Dog Halloween Safety

Quick and Easy Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

All You Need to Know About Getting a New Puppy

Chihuahua puppyPuppies are so cute and cuddly. But, like children, they need lots of discipline and training.

I was born a princess. Still my daddies insisted I go to PetSmart for a bit of training. I showed them by not listening. I did my own thing and still graduated. Must be my cute Chihuahua smile.

Here’s some highly informative articles on finding and training your little puppy. I found them myself so you don’t have to search for hours.

Feeding Your Pup For the First Few Days Home

House Training Schedules for Puppies

What to Expect in the First Year After you Adopt a Puppy

Picking the Right Dog Breed For You

How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

How Smart is Your Puppy?

Creating a Social “Friendly” Dog

Why Puppies Bite and How to Stop It

How to Make Feeding Time More Fun for You and Your Dog

Beware of Your Doggie’s Kisses!

Kissy ChihuahuasI like to think that my mouth is clean and fresh. I’m a Chihuahua. It’s true.

But other human types may disagree. While I love kissing, I may have put my mouth on something a bit icky or in places not known to be clean.

So while your doggie may love you and enjoy kissing you, perhaps you should wash up after those kisses. Just don’t let your doggie catch you doing it.

Check out these fun articles I curated just for you.

FACT or FICTION: Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Zoonotic Diseases in Dogs

Coprophagia (Eating Feces Behavior) in Dogs

Halitosis (Bad Breath) in Dogs

Save Your Doggie From Too Much Food

Chihuahua FoodAll dogs love to eat. Some are more discriminating than others. This is sometimes a learned behavior, brought on by human-types. You know who you are.

I love to eat too. I have conditioned my daddy to give me extra treats and add-ons to my regular dog food. Not cool, but delicious. Don’t copy this bad behavior.

Start with a really good quality dog food. I recommend Merrick. I’ve been eating Turducken for years and love it. Daddy adds Tyson chicken for an extra tasty treat.

Be sure to give your doggie plenty of exercise, but take care to avoid the heat.

Check these articles out:

Gluttony Bloat in Dogs

My dog just ate a loaf of bread and some rolls – what should I do?

Gastric (Stomach) Foreign Body in Dogs

Don’t forget your Merrick Turducken. Give it a try.

Merrick Turducken Dog Food 13.2 oz (12 Count Case)

Don’t Kill Your Dog with Poison!

Drinking ChihuahuasThere are so many ways your little doggie can be poisoned. Even common foods such as grapes and raisins or chocolate can kill your Chihuahua. We’re very small, as a breed, and it doesn’t take much to upset our tummies. I could go on and on about house cleaning chemicals and plants and a whole variety of toxic objects, but instead I’ll refer you to these great articles on the subject. I personally curated this list of articles, with a little help from my daddy.

That gives me more time to nap between healthy snacks.

Chemical Burns in Dogs

Your Guide to Common Dog Poisonings

Ethylene Glycol Toxicosis in Dogs

Are onions toxic to dogs? What should you do if he eats some?

Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

Nontoxic Items Commonly Eaten by Dogs