The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.

The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.
Phoebe Rose is Pet Travel Ambassador for Posh Pet Travel

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pugs Take Over Beverly Hills!

Group Photo at park before our Beverly Hills invasion.

Don't let Cinderella's pearls fool you-she is one tough pug.

Linda Goldman (in tiara) and friend, with Bosco, Chloe and Lulu

This sweet girl is blind-but still has a true pug zest for life!

Now this is a pug with character!
Mom and I take a break with Pug Nation volunteer.
It had been two years since the last Beverly Hills Great Pug Walk.

Event organizer, Linda Goldman brought signs "Honk if You Love Pugs" and "Pugs Not Drugs". We met in the morning and promenaded up and down the world famous boutique lined streets including Rodeo Drive.

It was fun to have people honking and waving (I really do like feeling like a celebrity).  I made a bunch of new pug friends and the Pugnation volunteers handed out their cards to people interested in pug adoptions.

It was a great event-maybe next year, Linda,we could make it an afternoon walk?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" Examines Phoebe Rose

Can't feel your dog's ribs? According to Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian," this is a sure sign that canine calorie counting is needed.

Dr. Becker is regularly seen on “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show” and has written 19 books on pets. His national “Healthy Pets Visit Vets” book tour, began in Houston on April 25 and will end June 7 in Dallas.

Check out this Video of Dr. Becker talking about pet allergies.

Mom and I caught up with Dr. Becker during his PetCo appearance in Los Angeles. I must admit, I was a little concerned about submitting to Dr. Becker's rib test (in such a public place) but I am a good sport (very important for my career).

After several minutes of massaging my midsection (quite enjoyable) I was given the doctor's prescription: 

"Phoebe Rose needs to work out and cut back on the food consumption to be ready for the summer season and look her best in her bikini."

Well! Talk about needing to work on his "bedside manner".

Just like Kim Kardashian-Phoebe Rose is proud of her curves!

The tell tale signs (besides a scale) and a little too much padding over the ribs is in profile, her "waist" needs a little trimming, continued Dr. Becker. He then pronounced the unthinkable "no more food bowl" and demonstrated how filling a rubber "Kong" with kibble makes a canine work for his/her dinner and eliminates "woofing" down a meal. He refers to this as a food puzzle.

Sorry, Dr. Becker, I've been raised not to play with my food. I think of myself as a classy canine and just can't imagine having to wrestle with my food! As I was pronounced overweight and not obese, I just need to lose a couple of pounds.

Perhaps I'll stop by The Club Beverly Hills for Dogs and work out on the doggie tread mill.

Wow, all this activity makes me hungry!

Dr. Becker shared a few of the “secrets, solutions and surprises” from his latest book, “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual" Some of the surprises were good and some not (I'll let my fido friends be the judge)

Surprise #1: You should be bathing your dog every week. (Yeah, not good)

Recent studies by veterinary dermatologists show that weekly bathing with a good shampoo reduces skin problems in dogs, from allergies to infections, including ear infections. Even better, it reduces shedding and allergy triggers for people who are allergic to dogs.

Surprise #2: Dress your dog. (Now, this makes sense!)

Yes, that’s right, Dr. Becker says to put clothes on your dog. This is an important step in fur and dander control. Clothing will help contain the fur.

Canine Celebrity, McKenzie travels with her Mom, Gina Spadafori, Dr. Becker's writing partner.

Dr. Becker's bus- a custom-wrapped, 45-foot luxury bus previously used by Lady Gaga and “Dog: The Bounty Hunter."

I'm just picturing my face on the bus with Dr. Becker.