How to Prepare Your Fur Baby for a New Baby

How to Prepare Your Fur Baby for a New Baby

So you’re having a baby. Congratulations!

Now it’s time to prepare for, well, your family’s world to be turned upside down -- that includes your dog’s world too. These changes can be disorienting, stressful, and -- in the words of our furry friends -- RUFF for your pet. Luckily there are some things you can do to make the transition a smooth one. 

August 17, 2021 — Maggie May
Signs It’s Time to Take Your Dog to the Vet

Signs It’s Time to Take Your Dog to the Vet

Itchy eyes, ignoring food, looking sad and tired -- we all know what you're thinking when your pup looks like this: "Is it time to take my dog to the vet?"

Typically, dogs don’t show clear signs of them feeling sick or in pain. This is a trait that served their wild ancestors well in helping them to hide sickness from predators, but it does pose a challenge for pet parents. The last thing you want is for your dog to get seriously sick because you did not recognize the warning signs! Here are some ways you can determine whether or not you should take your dog to the vet. 

August 09, 2021 — Maggie May
Frenchie Gives Back: Living With Pickles & The Farmily Foundation

Frenchie Gives Back: Living With Pickles & The Farmily Foundation

We're back with our August charity, and we've got a great one for you, Frenchie family -- or should we say "FARMily"?! 

The Farmily Foundation, run by Maddie Johnson of the @livingwithpickles Instagram sensation, is a rescue and rehabilitation program for farm animals. To date, Maddie and her "farmily" have rehabbed and rehomed more than 200 animals, including a rotation of foster puppies, a baby cow named Eric, and several llamas.

August 04, 2021 — Maggie May
How to Make Life Easier When You’re Allergic to the Pet You LOVE

How to Make Life Easier When You’re Allergic to the Pet You LOVE

All dog owners know your furry best friend can breathe fresh, joyful energy into your life. But, unfortunately, if you’re one of the 30% of people affected by pet allergies, they can also make it hard to...well, breathe. 

Thankfully, there are many solutions to allow allergy sufferers to keep their beloved pets while also successfully warding off those sniffles and sneezes. Here are five tips to reduce your allergies as a pet owner.

July 26, 2021 — Maggie May
10 Ways to Save Money as a Dog Owner 💸

10 Ways to Save Money as a Dog Owner 💸

We get it, being a dog owner is expensive. Between vet bills, dog food, toys, and boarding (not to mention hoodies, harnesses, and oh-so-adorable accessories), those credit card bills can pile up. But luckily, there are ways to save money as a pet parent without cutting corners.

Today, we're breaking down 10 ways you can save money as a dog owner while still giving your furry family member the best life, like, ever! 

July 22, 2021 — Maggie May
What's the Best Homemade Dog Food for my Pup? 🤔

What's the Best Homemade Dog Food for my Pup? 🤔

Rising pet food costs, empty carbs, picky eaters -- whatever your reason, you may be considering making the switch to homemade dog food. But what is the best homemade dog food recipe for your pup?

This quick guide takes a look at the basics of how to make dog food at home. We'll break down proper protein-to-flavor ratios and preparation, as well as what NOT to add to your pet's food. 

July 20, 2021 — Maggie May
Summer Vacay! 7 Tips for Road Tripping with your Dog

Summer Vacay! 7 Tips for Road Tripping with your Dog

It's officially summer vacation, which means it's time to hit the road! But for some pups, the idea of hours in the car is less of an adventure and more like a V-E-T trip. If you're looking to include your pup in your summer adventures but don't know how to make her comfortable in the car, here are 7 ways to roadtrip with your dog WITHOUT too much stress.

July 08, 2021 — Maggie May
Frenchie Gives Back: Surfing Into Summer with Cherie and FBRN!

Frenchie Gives Back: Surfing Into Summer with Cherie and FBRN!

Summer is in full swing, and we're back with an amazing partnership for our July charity drive! This month, we're teaming up with Cherie the Surf Dog to release a limited-edition summer-themed bandana. And the best part? All proceeds from this surf-tacular accessory go directly to the French Bulldog Rescue Network

Can you tell we're excited?! 

July 01, 2021 — Maggie May
10 DIY Dog Toys: Pet Parenting on a Budget

10 DIY Dog Toys: Pet Parenting on a Budget

Saving up for summer adventures? We know that one of the unexpected costs of being a pet parent is also one of the most fun: Dog toys!! There are so many cute and trendy toys on the market, so it's easy to pull a "oops, I spent half my paycheck" at the pet store. 

The Frenchie fam's got you covered with 10 DIY dog toys you can make with stuff you've got lying around at home. 

June 28, 2021 — Maggie May
How to Socialize a Puppy

How to Socialize a Puppy

One of the best parts of raising a puppy is all those kisses and belly-rubs. However, as much as your pup may love being part of the family, early socialization is the key to making your puppy a good member of canine society. 

June 22, 2021 — Maggie May
Proud To Be Frenchie: Giving Back to GLAAD and the Center for Black Equity

Proud To Be Frenchie: Giving Back to GLAAD and the Center for Black Equity

Happy Pride Month, Frenchie fam!! We're always excited to share the news about our charity partners, but this month we're even more pumped than usual. In celebration of Pride Month, we're supporting GLAAD and the Center for Black Equity, two incredible organizations leading the charge for LGBTQIA+ rights and community growth. 

As always, we're here to shine a spotlight on these leading organizations. And we're just so PROUD to share that a portion of the proceeds from our Limited Edition Leo Pride Collection will go directly to GLAAD and the Center for Black Equity.

June 16, 2021 — Maggie May
How to Choose the Right Dog Trainer

How to Choose the Right Dog Trainer

So your pup's having trouble with potty training. Or maybe she listens to you sometimes -- and only when you've got a treat in hand. Maybe he gets scared at night and barks so loud your neighbors complain. 

When you're at the end of your leash, it's time to call in the dog trainer.

May 21, 2021 — Maggie May