Sunday, February 18, 2018

We feel so blessed to have been selected and be featured by Metro.Style for their Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog article. 

Last February 9 we were scheduled for a Photoshoot with Producer Hershey Neri and Photographer Pat Buenaobra, but before the photoshoot we had a little problem in the wardrobe department. While most would think "Khaleesi, the Diva herself, wouldn't have a problem with that! She has like hundreds of clothes!" Apparently she did. 

The theme was well Chinese New Year, so we needed chinese traditional clothing for the dogs, which we do, the problem? It no longer fits! So in panic we contacted several shops but to no avail (they no longer have stocks, so we asked our favorite pet couturier PoochTotty, if she could make us one, and she agreed even though it was a rush and tall order. AND SHE DELIVERED, just look at the dress or shall I say gown Khaleesi is wearing! It's gorgeous! It's the classic Cinderella story.

Come photoshoot day, the Humans got quite anxious because the Kardogshians doesn't have that much of an experience working with other photographers who's not their human dad, with the exception of PAWTOGRAPHY's Yza Tolentino. So the humans planned out how the photoshoot can go without a hitch.

Anyway... Our IG Stories says it all....

We did the photoshoot where we always do, at the roofdeck of our home because of the perfect natural lighting and the lovely wind. In preparation, while the Pat and Hershey was setting up the DIY Studio, the Kardogshians wore their Chinese outfits, and lounged infront of an electric fan to keep them all comfortable.

With the use of two video led lights, Photographer Pat took photos and videos while the Kardogshians strut their stuff. 

Khaleesi, as per usual was a natural pro model doing every pose instructed by the photographer, however being the territorial chihuahua that she is, keeps on barking at the photographer every once in a while.

Harley Quinn on the other hand got a bit camera shy and would walk off stage asking her mommy for a hug, but as soon as she got the hang of it she was providing great shots one after the other.

The normally energetic and playful Bart surprised us the most, he stood still and kept a pose while the photographer takes his photo, Photographer Pat even called him a "Photographer's girl" which in the world of fashion photography means he's the favorite model.

The Twins, Kylie and Konnor, was a bit shy as well, they don't have that much experience as all the other Kardogshians have on photoshoots but they still look amazing nonetheless.


These are only some of the photos, you can check all of them out on Metro.Style

Khaleesi (the Diva)

Harley Quinn


The Twins - Konnor and Kylie 

Produced by Hershey Neri 
Video and photos by Pat Buenaobra
Fashion Stylists: Khloee Padilla and Jean Padilla
Models: Khaleesi, Harley, Bart, Konnor, and Kylie of The Kardogshians 
Special thanks to Pooch Totty for Khaleesi and Kylie's dresses

Thank you for reading, Please make sure to follow us on Instagram and on Facebook for daily updates.

XOXO The Kardogshians

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A lot of pet owners love to bring their dogs with them to Baguio, the problem is, there are a lot of not so pet-friendly establishments and restaurants in Baguio which leaves these pet owners no choice but to leave their furbabies at home so they can enjoy the entirety of Baguio without restraints. We’ve done our research and so far there are no information online with regards to the pet-friendliness of Baguio’s finest restaurants

But worry not! the Kardogshians recently frequented Baguio, looked, and surveyed a lot of the famous restaurants there to see which are pet-friendly and which are pet-snubs. Here are 8 Famous Baguio Restaurants that are Pet Friendly (Not in particular order). Although there are tons of pet friendly restaurants in Baguio, not everyone made our list, but we will still indicate at the “other’s section" all pet friendly restaurants, regardless if we loved it or not, and it will be updated as we go along.

Amare is famous for their delicious brick oven pizzas and ribs to die for. Located inside Albergo Hotel at #1 Villamor Drive, Barangay Lualhati, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

Goat Cheese Pizza

What Khaleesi Ate: The bacon from the carbonara and some washed out Ribs
Notes: Dogs are allowed only on the hallway tables.

Price Range: 300-500/person

 Crispy Orange-Lemon Chicken

This stunning baguio hill side cafe boasts of delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a spectacular view of Baguio. It's also a gallery and library for everyone who appreciates culture and art. It's located at Ambuklao Rd, Baguio, Benguet

Khaleesi: Tempress pie! stay away from me, I'm on a diet 

What Khaleesi Ate: Lechon Kawali
Notes: Dogs are allowed only at the entrance terrace.

Price Range: 250-500 per person


Canto started out as a mini restaurant in Ketchup Community but has now grown bigger and now has it’s own establishment at Kisad Road, Burnham Legarda Road, Baguio City. It's semi alfresco with a garden at the back perfect for photo-ops, Their ribs are perfect, and one must not leave without trying their dessert nachos. 

Dessert Nachos

What Khaleesi Ate: washed down Ribs
Notes: Only small dogs are allowed inside, unfortunately big dogs are not as welcome.
Price Range: 200-400 per person 

This true to Baguio culture cafe sits inside Camp John Hay’s Igorot Village and serves authentic hot coco and our favorite filipino merienda meals. 

What Khaleesi Ate: Lugaw (Rice Porridge) without all the spices
Notes: All dogs are allowed inside

Price Range: 100-300 per person

This fancy Greek Taverna serves, well, greek food (duh!)  It's one of the most expensive restaurants on this list but it sure is worth it. The Humans love it a lot. Located at 26 Outlook Dr S, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

What Khaleesi Ate: Grilled Chicken, Beef, Lamb with Pita Bread
Notes: All dogs are allowed at the Al fresco Areas
Price Range: 500-1000 per person

Secret Garden is one of those restaurants laid back italian place located at 34 Paterno St., South Drive, Baguio, 2600 Benguet specializes in pizzas and pastas. Their selling point are their food, ambiance, and friendly staff, a perfect trifecta as one would call it.

What Khaleesi Ate: A slice of Quattro Formaggi all herbs removed
Notes: All dogs are allowed at the Al fresco areas

Price Range: 200-400 per person

These are some of the Restaurants in Baguio that are Pet Friendly but we were unfortunately in a rush to take photos of. We will continue updating this list as soon as we get more information
  • Hill Station (Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road)
  • Fog (Camp John Hay, Techno Hub) 
  • Starbucks (Camp John Hay, Techno Hub) 
  • Melt (Camp John Hay, Techno Hub) 
  • RoadHouse (Albergo Hotel, Villamor Drive)
  • Bistro By Hill Station (Camp John Hay, Techno Hub) 
  • Vincent's Place (Camp John Hay, Loakan Rd)

WE DID THIS LIST TO HELP EVERYONE, it was a tedious task, so please, all we ask in return is that pet owners be responsible when bringing your dog to these places, make sure your dog won't be a hassle to the staff, the management, and other diners. Sanitation is at the utmost importance to restaurants, don’t be lax, be responsible so that these restaurants will continue being pet friendly. Most restaurants became pet-snubs because of irresponsible pet owners. Remember always that how your dog behaves is a mirror of yourself as a pet owner.

Please take note...

  • Al fresco areas are abundant in Baguio but not all allows pets inside
  • Some restaurants allow only small dog breeds (Breed discrimination is alive in baguio)
  • Call the restaurants ahead before coming with your dog to save you the disappointment of a prohibited entrance
  • Do your research ahead of time, we usually contact these restaurants 3 days in advance to inquire.

When looking for a dish that you can give your doggy, here are some hacks that I do to eliminate the possibility of serving your pooch a harmful food...

  • Look for the simplest meal, usually these are steamed, or grilled, try to refrain from fried food.
  • If you are served with a fried dish, what we do is we let it sit on top of a tissue, wipe it down a bit so the tissue can absorb the cooking oil
  • Sauces are a no no, sometimes we even wash the meat with water to make sure that there are no sauce on the meat itself
  • Don't be affraid to ask the waiter what spices are in the dish so you can decide for yourself
  • Familiarize yourself with the types of food that are not so good for your dog

Note also, that this list was made on February 2018, by the time you’re reading this, some might already ban pets completely, so calling ahead is a must.

Thank you for reading, Please make sure to follow us on Instagram and on Facebook for daily updates.

XOXO The Kardogshians

Monday, February 12, 2018

Feeding your dog is an everyday necessity, Some dogs can be picky when it comes to food. Most of them get tired of the everyday dog food kibbles, when this happens, we often give them food cooked out of regular ingredients that are considered good for human consumption. But there are those food which are good for humans but can be dangerous to dogs. So what are these foods that are either clinically approved or harmful?

The Kardogshians, with the aid of veterinarian and pet food nutritionist Dr. Cecille Guzman, have collated some doggy approved food, and all it's perks and nutrient content as well as harmful food and what it does to your dog's body.

Most of pet owners, feed their pups blindly with any food that they as humans can possibly digest. While there are indeed plenty of food that are okay with dogs, there are some that really helps our dogs become healthier, these are only some...

  • Chicken - What dog would say no to chicken? It's full of protein and is extremely delicious. Just make sure you cook it first, boil it, roast it in the oven, whatever, just don't feed it raw, and also remove the bones, We know dogs love bones but chicken bones can be a choking hazard.
  • Salmon - Contains a whole lot of fat, but the good fat, the fat that makes your dog's coat more healthier. Most dog show breeders recommend feeding your show dog salmon to get that glossy, soft and strong fur.
  • Eggs - Just like how popular to gym junkies eggs are because of it's high protein, eggs are just as good for your dog's muscle mass, We use to feed Khaleesi, one egg a day when she was pregnant so she can have the strength and energy during labor.
  • Cheese - Cheese contains several nutrients including, Vitamin A, Protein, Vitamin B12, Zinc and Calcium. This is good for your dog just as long as he or she is not lactose intolerant.
  • Peanut Butter - Many homemade dog treats nowadays contain this product. Now don't go rushing grabbing that peanut butter from your cupboard just yet! Check the ingredients at the back, and see if there's Xylitol, because this artificial sweetener can cause heart disease. So make sure your peanut butter does not contain Xylitol. Better yet, get an all natural un sweetened peanut butter.
  • Apple - Does your dog have bad breath? Apples are the all natural alternative to your ever so reliable denta stix, unlike denta stix though, apples can be taken as often as your dog would love to. Just make sure to remove the apple core and the seeds as it has been proven to be fatal to your dog's being. Apples contain a whole bunch of nutrients that can surely keep the vet away.
  • Pumpkin - While basic bitches obsess with Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the origin vegetable, well pumpkin, are good for your dog's digestive system, Just make sure to remove all the stems and leaves as pumpkin vine and leaves are not so pet friendly
  • Pineapple - This sweet treat is packed with nutrients that are good for the heart and is the perfect summer treat for your dog
  • Carrot - This is probably the only food in this list that is quite unpopular for dogs, in our house only 1 out of 6 dogs like this. However, carrots just like apples is an all natural, alternative to dentastix, as they contain a high amount of vitamin A and beta-carotene which helps not only the eyesight but also makes their teeth healthier
  • Oatmeal - Like peanut butter, oatmeal are all most added to every homemade dog treat recipes out there, rightfuly so, because it's rich in fiber. Go for all natural un flavored ones.
  • Rice - Rice is perfect to calm a dog's upset stomach, it's packed with nutrients such as protein and is easy to digest.
  • Yogurt - All natural plain yogurt that is, Yogurts with active bacteria can act as a probiotic and are good for your dog’s digestive system. We sometimes use this to ice a doggy cake. Althought it's still dairy, so make sure your dog is not lactose intolerant.


Dogs have a built in sense of what's harmful to them, but sometimes these senses can be idle, which leaves the dog's protection from harmful food in the hands of his or her owner. While we all know the basic, "chocolates and raisins are poisonous to dogs," there are plenty more food that can be harmful to your dog.

This list are not exhaustive, or not limited. There are dozens if not hundreds of food out there that are harmful for your dog. If you're unsure, please consult your vet.

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Coffee, and Cafine
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Chocolates
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Avocado
  • Gum (Xylitol)
  • Citrus
  • Coconut and coconut oil
  • Chives
  • Salt
  • Yeast
  • Vegetable and fruit stems and leaves
  • Tea
  • Mustard

 Of course there are times when we slip up on guarding our dogs away from harmful food, as we can watch them 24/7 at all times. Don't fret, keep yourself calm. Once your dog comes in contact with any harmful food, it's best to call your vet right away. What the vet will do is, they will administer a medicine that will make your dog vomit.

But how will I know if my dog suffered food poisoning if I did not witness the act?

You can observe for the following symptoms;
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Restlessness
  • Increased urination
  • Tremors
  • Elevated or abnormal heart rate
  • Seizures
If your dog suffered from atleast 3 of those symptoms, take them to the vet immediately, because after your dog has seizures, (We're sorry to be the ones to tell you this but...) death comes afterwards

Dogs, like humans, have allergies too, the most common dog food allergy there is comes from milk and dairy products, but there are plenty more like the following:

  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Corn
  • Soy
  • Butter
And it's not limited only to those mentioned above. Dogs can have allergies from any specific food known to man. How to know if your dog's allergic? you might ask. Well it's better if you observe your pup, if he or she shows the following signs;

  • Chronic ear inflammation
  • Itching
  • Paw biting
  • Poor coat quality
  • Obsessive licking
Some dogs may have;
  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Itchy rear end
  • Chronic gas
  • Vomiting
If your dog exhibits these symptoms, take them to the vet. The vet will test out all the food fed to your dog in the last 24hrs to see which one gave the reaction. 

Knowing what your dog is allergic to, can help in protecting your dog's health. 

- - - - - -

Thank you for reading, Please make sure to follow us on Instagram and on Facebook for daily updates.

XOXO The Kardogshians

Follow Us @khaleesithediva