Doggone Times

August 16, 2015

Local Inventors™ Talking ‘Babble Ball’ Entertains Pets for Hours

Jim Gick created the bestselling toy after his own dog brought him a broken favorite, looking distraught.Today, the company produces more than 100 pet toys available around the country.

January 14, 2015

How to Clean Your Dogs™ Ears

Cleaning your dog’s ears can be easy, but you’ll need to follow proper precautions. Dr. Mike walks you through a routine ear cleaning step-by-step so that you can perform ear cleaning for your dog. If there is an ear infection you’ll learn what precautions to take and what to discuss with your vet.

October 2, 2014

Cats and Dogs Star Taco Bell Chihuahua dies

LOS ANGELES — Yo quiero no more: The Taco Bell chihuahua has gone to doggie heaven.

The pooch famous for its role in the late-1990s Taco Bell commercials has died, reports

May 2, 2014

2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

The 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be a historical event celebrating the 125th year of the American Kennel Club. The show will be held on December 12th & 13th, 2009 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA.

February 2, 2014

Inventor of the Babble Ball is on a roll with a high-tech pet toy.

James Gick's world is filled with mindless babble, and he likes it that way.Gick, 58, of Laguna Niguel is not only the president of Pet Qwerks Inc., but he is also the inventor of the Babble Ball, an interactive toy that rivets the attention of pets. How? It talks and makes noises when touched, thanks to technology that is so sensitive that it can be triggered by a pet breathing on it or just by the vibration of a pet walking nearby.