Then came Nina

by Sam Parthasarathy
(Orlando, FL, USA)



I am 70 years old and until last year was scared of dogs and never owned one. Then Nina (4 years old) entered my life and absolutely has taken control of my life. Smart, funny, very affectionate, entertaining, at times rambunctious, and with an attitude only Mini Schnauzers could have. She talks to me listens to me and is just a part of me.
What I am worried about is losing my mini before i die! I will be devastated. I hear about Minis prone to diabetes, pancreatic cancer, blindness and others. How do I protect and keep her healthy. She doesn't like dry food, picky about food, thrives on treats and easily puts on weight. By the way, how much she should weigh? I see different weights listed in the Internet for a 4 yr old female miniature schnauzer. I would like to hear from the real owners. How much she should eat? How many calories. Dog food labels do not tell the truth and play on words. Believe me, I am an nutritionist.
yet another question. Should I get a companion for Nina? Are they Ok being alone as a dog? (Either my wife or I are always with Nina).

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by: Anonymous

My mini schnauzer, Harley Davidson will be 13 years old on June 5th. He has had 2 bouts of pancreatitis when he was younger. He eats a low fat kibble and enjoys all kinds of fruits which the vet OK'd but in small amounts. He eats grain free treats and he is a big boy at 20lbs. He does have a big sister as before I retired I always had 2 dogs to keep each other company. He may get some chicken but most human foods that contain a lot of fat I do not give. He is a therapy dog and has been for over 11 years. Enjoy your schnauzer! You can find Harley on this website:

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