**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human-grade food" for our canine friends .
we follow limited vaccination guidelines.
**Please note that Road's End available Papillons are
only to be seen by clicking on the AVAILABLE page, unless mentioned otherwise

Saturday, January 31, 2015

1st Birthday for Road's End Corvina

These lovely photos where sent to me by the owner of girl Corvina, who just turned 1 year old.:

Below Corvina , just when she left us for her new home in WA.

3 Day old Papillon Pupies

Mimi's Babes 3rd Day. 
Your left to right: girl, girl. girl, boy, boy

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Papillon Mom in Labor

7 AM: sweet, loyal Mimi in labor- so far one boy, and seemingly healthy. Hope they are all out soon, and in good shape.

Update: 10 AM
All done. Incredible Mimi. 5 babes between 5:47 - 9:45 AM (2 boys, 3 girls)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Road's End Louie (lives in Arizona)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Your Puppy's First Vet Visit

Many of you who just purchased a puppy are wanting to schedule asap a vet appointment, to verify that the puppy is in good health, and will have a good start in life. Even my own contract requires you to go quickly to your vet, to make sure that you purchased a healthy puppy, and not a sickly one.

Here a typical case scenario of what happens:
You are bringing your new puppy home. A stressful time for any puppy: loosing litter mates, new surroundings, strange people, other pets, places, new smells, noises. All new, scary and stressful.
The next day-, or even earlier, the scheduled appointment with the vet- a stressful ride, again another place, strange smells, more big and small animals.

By the time your puppy gets to be put on the vets table, it is clearly stressed to the max, and it may have even came down with stress diarrhea over night.
In other words, your pup is not fit, nor in top health.
The vet will perk around his/ her little butt, gets a stool sample, and determines after a little while that it has worms,and-, or giardia, and,- or coccidiosis, and give the puppy right away a worm treatment (pesticide), and medications for the other 2 bugs (more poison). The doctor then discovers a flea, or only a spec of possible flea poop near the tail set, and pulls out a topic flea treatment, which kills fleas and more, ( it kills just about everything, including your saved up budget for the pup)
And, before you leave he will vaccinate your puppy , most likely with 5 ingredients in one single dose; not only that, it is the same amount of a dose, a Great Dane, Bull Mastiff, or Rottweiler would get, while you are only having in this case a tiny Papillon puppy, or another Toy breed.

On the way out, he will tell you to come back in 3-4 weeks to get more shots, and to make sure to keep going with the monthly worm-, and flea treatment, and annual booster shots. He may even sell you a bag of science diet Dog food before you leave, and you assume, because it is from the doctor, it is the best food there is for your Puppy.
Review on Hills Science Diet

Not to speak of the substantial vet bill, do you really still think your puppy is given a good start in terms of health, and well being? Think again!!

 Give your puppy a break, yes, you do need to take it to the vet, but what about you tell the doctor what to do and not leave it up to him /her alone.. Let him/her  check the dog's heart, ears, knees, temperature, etc.,and leave!.  Take your puppy home, let it rest, get fit, get to know his surroundings. Give it time, and while your pup is tuning into his/her new lifestyle go on line, and learn about vaccinations, flea treatments, diet, so, the next time you go and set up a vet appointment,your puppy is in great shape , and  you can instruct your vet exactly what you want to get done, and more so: what not.
 I posted a few links here for you, there is much-, much more information out there about these subjects.  Please take your time to educate yourself so your puppy does get a good start in life. Do not let that be up to your vet alone, it is on the end your responsibility . Take charge yourself- the only way to do this right.

Puppy Vaccination Mistakes

The Truth About Dog Vaccinations

How Often Should You Vaccinate Your Cat Or Dog

Over Vaccination Dog Owners Beware

Safer Rabies Vaccination 

Lifelong Immunity And the AAHA Revaccination Guidelines

Saturday, January 24, 2015

 A mild day at the beach in California, this photo was sent by the owner of our beautiful Charmeur (4.5 months old)

And this is a photo of Black Fusion (Fuji) who lives now with his family near the beaches of Oregon.
Fuji is 5 month old.

Expecting Papillon Mom

Only a few more days to go.
Our Mimi this morning is expecting her babes in about a week +, -.
Pictured here is Mimi, the sire, and the grandparents.

Road's End Madame Mimi

Above Mimi this morning.
Below Pepe the upcoming dad.

Road's End Acini di Pepe

Pepe's father:

Tiger Man vom Cavalierchen

Pepe's mom:

Road's End Ore'O

Mimi's mother:

Pondas Vroni Velvet Vampire

Mimi's dad:

Road's End Mickey

    All our dogs eat a diet of fresh-, unprocessed,-non-commercial food; mostly raw meat form the grocery store. And they thrive on it. Applicants  would want to continue this diet, and not deprive them from their so healthy diet. It is an easy diet to prepare, and I will guide you to a good start all the way.

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

    4.5 old Papillon Puppy

    New lovely photo sent by the owner of 4.5 months old boy Road's End Charmeur.
    Charmeur lives in California.

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    Saturday, January 10, 2015

    Our girl Praline is getting up there in age. Retired, and spayed, she still is my special little girl.
    Here are photos of here from the past years. Always in the top rank  of my photo models.

    Praline @ 10 weeks

    Above @ 4 years
    Below @ 5 years

    Below Praline in 2013- 14


    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Dog Treats- Homemade

    Most likely, you all know by now that Petco is not selling anymore treats, and food items made in China. Many dogs died, and many more where severely ill from ingesting these treats.
    Hello my dear Butterfly Friends- did you ever realize how easy it is to make your own ?
    Any treat out there is made for a  long period of shelf life. Treats are colored, treated,processed, you name . Would you eat them?
    If you don't have a food dehydrator yet, and you have been buying expensive treats for your pet, you surely can afford to buy a  simple dehydrator @ Amazon, or Walmart.
    You can slice up a million things , healthy and wholesome, and most: free of chemicals.
    Here is a just recent post of mine about chicken strips.
    Dehydrated Chicken 

    But by now, I sliced up liver, apples, carrots, and plenty more items. All can be broken down in tiny bits, and kept in the refrigerator in small sandwich bags.
    There is not one treat my dogs don't love.
    It takes only minutes to slice and organize on the dehydrators tray.
    Labor of love. You know your pet is getting a save, and healthy treat.

    Today's lucky ones to go for a errand ride.
    Girls Magic and Croissant. They are quite comfortable in their private couch on the passenger's seat.