Is your dog walking with a little too much waddle? Reduce your dog’s excess weight in a controlled manner.
All dog owners know how it feels to have your furry companion look up at you with their big eyes and feel your resolve crumble. Usually this ends with a treat and a belly rub. Unfortunately, these extra snacks can pile on excess weight and make your dog sluggish.
There are health risks associated with this increased body weight: fat dogs will become more susceptible to cardiovascular disease, bone and joint problems, respiratory illness, diabetes, fatty liver or a whole range of issues that are caused by excess weight.
Here are 4 areas to monitor to keep your dog in the best of health:
1. Know when they are overweight
One sign of an overweight dog is a decrease in movement. If ...
Is your handsome pup covered in white specks? Here are seven simple, do-it-yourself solutions for dog dandruff.
You're scratching your dog behind the ears when you notice a lot of white specks on his dark fur. These are more than just unsightly spots on his otherwise gleaming coat - it's dandruff, and it could be a sign of other problems. Dog dandruff is a common problem. What causes it, and what are some home remedies that can rid your pup of this condition?
What Causes Dog Dandruff?
Dandruff is generally a secondary condition caused by allergies or more serious skin problems. "Dandruff or seborrhea can be a primary cause or a secondary cause," explains Dr. Jennifer Niedziela of Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Lowville, New York. "Primary seborrhea is very rare and inherited in natur...
When one adopts a dog, whether it is still a puppy or already an adult, we all of course want to do well so that the cohabitation is as best possible and that the relationship between man and dog is balanced and harmonious.
Yes but here, sometimes it's much easier said than done, that's why I propose to explain here the 8 main mistakes not to commit and especially why, when educating a dog.
Mistake # 8: Stroking your dog when he's scared
This often comes from a very good intention, you want to reassure your dog when he is afraid and to do so we caress him and we talk to him nicely. But this attitude only legitimizes your dog's fear behavior. A bit like you said "it's good to be afraid of my dog". And yes, the caress is still a reward for your dog. In fact, when the latter presents an att...
Your dog licks the floor and that worries you? You do not understand the reason for this behavior, habitual or sudden, and you are unable to stop this unfortunate habit? Discover the main causes of this attitude and the trails to be explored to reduce or eliminate this behavior.
Why is my dog licking the floor?
First of all, it is a question of observing the frequency of licking: Does your dog constantly lick the ground or is it still very punctual? Then the sudden change of behavior is also an important notion to take into account: Has he done this since he was a puppy or has he adopted this behavior suddenly ?
If your dog has been overnight to lick the floor in a very regular way, I invite you to take the point with your veterinarian as this behavior may be the ...
After a long day of work, you finally go home and your dog, as usual, is happy to find you.
He's partying and follows you around the house. But, as each time, you leave it alone, you know that you will find something destroyed or broken in your dwelling. Whether it is the kitchen trash that he has spilled and distributed everywhere or a pair of shoes or slippers that he has chewed, every day a new stupidity. And if it's not that, it's your neighbor who comes to you to complain about the fact that your dog, during your absence, keeps barking. If you are in this case, there is a good chance that your puppy will suffer from separation anxiety. It should be known that some breeds are more susceptible to separation anxiety than others. This is also the case for dogs that have been abandoned by...
The molt corresponds to a point and physiological fall of the dog's fur so that it is renewed.
In most dogs, hair growth is not permanent as this may be the case for our hair. This growth is cyclical with a growth phase of the hair follicles, a stationary phase, and finally a resting phase during which it falls.
If you own a molting dog, you may have noticed that a significant loss of hair occurs in the spring and fall. In fact, molt periods are governed by external factors such as the temperature and length of the days that affect the animal's hormonal system. It is the animal's hormones that then give the "order" to the hair follicles to accelerate or reduce their growth to fit the coat to the season, so that it becomes thicker in the winter and lighter in the summer.
Not all dog bree...
My dog has dandruff, what to do? This may be a surprise to some, but, yes, the dogs can have dandruff! It is then necessary to look in the hairs, especially during the baths. Dandruff can be a sign of poor health, as it is for humans, so it is necessary to treat the problem accordingly. If it is not always necessary to visit the veterinarian, it is advisable to consult the opinion of a professional in case of doubt.
Why does my dog have dandruff?
There are 5 main reasons that can explain why your dog has dandruff in his hair:
As often with the skin of the dog, allergies can be faulty. Dust or pollen can be environmental aggressors for the animal, just like the cleaning products you use, or some treats you throw at it.
White mites can infest your pet's fur and depos...
Dogs are man's best friends. But having a dog is difficult for beginners as well as for experienced people. We want to do well, but how ? Here are the best tips to help you and your dog's life instantly:
1. Put fresh parsley in your dog's food to give it a better breath;
2. Use a plastic pitcher to easily pour food;
3. Use a carabiner to secure the leash when you wrap it around a tree or pole;
4. Use a squeegee to remove hair on the mat;
5. Freeze apple slices in a chicken broth for a fresh treat in summer;
6. When you shower your dog, put a shower cap on his head to avoid shampooing him in the eye;
7. If your dog detaches, lie down on the ground and pretend to be injured instead of chasing him
8. If your dog pees on the mat, use baking soda to remove stain and odor;
9. If you...
According to Dr. Jutta Ziegler, author of Toxic croquettes, The arguments of industrial food enthusiasts against the natural feeding of animals do not hold. Here he explains why raw meat does not bring worms or dangerous bacteria to our Pets.
Raw meat can give worms;
False! These are mainly mice that give worms to cats; As for the dogs, they catch them most often in contact with their congeners. The meat usually sold, whether at the supermarket or the organic farmer, is subject to meticulous inspection and is therefore a severely controlled food. An infestation by larvae of tapeworm or other worm cannot escape. On the other hand, the intestine of an animal fed with raw meat is much more resistant in case of infestation by worms, because its intestinal flora is much more aggressive and allo...