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Should You Exercise Your Dog Daily?

Hello Dog Friends!

As we all know, our dogs are pack animals; they require certain activity and a company to be happy. These needs can be solved easily if you exercise your dog daily. And, in contrast to your mates, who could omit a workout session due to appointments, unpleasant weather or additional tasks, canines by no means offer you a justification to avoid exercising.

Why exercise your dog make sense?

When your dog doesn’t receive enough activity, chances are he will get bored, annoyed and unhealthy. The workout tones the muscular tissues, helps the physique and metabolic system to operate correctly, and impounds the mind. 

Everyone who keeps a dog that forced to endure the shortage of physical activity and mental input can tell you that their animal shows destructive conduct frequently. Although, this behavior will cease magically when the canine is starting to get out everyday. 

Therefore, exercising is not only important because it keeps your dog happy. It’s vital for your dog’s physical well-being, as well as his mental healthnot to mention yours.Exercise


Exercising Your Pet Is Fun

Keeping your dog in good condition is also an excellent approach for you to bond and spend some quality time with your beloved pal. Additionally, when you exercise your dog that’s a great benefit for you personally to stay fit, active, and get your heart pumping. So, all in all, exercise is an activity that can benefit both, you and your dog. And that is part of the joy of being a dog owner.

All Dogs Need Exercise

Studies as well as experience showed that dogs who are getting adequate exercise are healthier and happier. They are also more social when they are in public places. When dogs are given regular exercise, they are calmer at home and are less restless when left alone.

However, just like feeding, choosing the right amount of exercise for your dog is depending on several factors. These factors are the age, size, and type of breed.

Age: Puppies require a daily exercise for proper muscle development. Their high energy levels need to be released in some form of constructive activity. Consequently, giving them their daily exercise is the best way to do it.

Not being able to release their pent-up energy can lead to destructive behavior such as chewing or digging. On the other hand, a mature, aging dog needs less exercise because of their lower energy levels.

Size: Large dogs do not necessarily need more exercise than small dogs. In fact, many huge breeds like the Mastiff or Great Dane would rather relax and sit on the porch all day. But, if the option is given, then they go out for a 2-mile run.  On the other hand, many types of small breeds such as the Jack Russell Terrier or Chihuahua still keep on going even after a three-mile walk.

Type Of Breed: Your dog’s breed is also a big factor on the amount of exercise required. For instance, dogs that were originally bred to herd such as the Australian Shepherd Dog, Border Collie, and German Shepherd need to be exercised every day.

Another example of dog types that requires a daily exercise are those that were genuinely bred to hunt (hunting dogs). Examples of these dogs are the English Beagle, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and German Hunt Terrier.

And finally, sled dogs such as the Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and Alaskan malamute share the same high level of energy as the herding dogs and hunting dogs and therefore, need to be exercised regularly.

Walking as an Exercise

The slow, gentle movement of walking helps you and your dog in several ways. It tones your muscles, provides oxygen to your heart, and is beneficial to your lungs. If your dog isn’t used to walking, or if he is a little overweight, start him off with a short 15-minute walk. Slowly built up the pace as you see he get more accustomed to it.

Your canine may be the type which loves just to go out for a walk and feel the breath of fresh air. Then a 1-2 mile of a daily walk is all it’s necessary to keep your dog fit. And maybe even more if you take the challenge. Your dog will certainly love it, especially if you have one type with a high level of energy.

However, it may happen you don’t have time for long walks. On the other hand, maybe the idea of strolling for 2 miles is simply not your idea of fun. In that situation, your dog will be just as happy if you can only take him for a quick walk around the block twice daily. Obviously, it is better if you can add a little playing, too.

Exercising Your Elderly Dog


Man Exercises Elderly Labrador

When our dog has reached his senior years – about 7 years old for large breeds and 13 – 14 years old for small breeds – his level of energy may be lower. If so, I continue with their normal exercise on a daily basis, maybe just at a slower pace. I keep going until I feel that s/he is ready to retire and slow down.

To keep my dog happy and in good physical and mental condition is my duty. Once my canine pal reaches his or her elder age, I use to decrease the amount of exercise I give them. But, I never stop. I may feel that s/he is getting a little slow and requires less activity. Then a stroll through the park or going to bathing in water may be a better alternative for him or her.

A few example exercises that I use to do with our senior dog are: a short or long walk, slow runs in the park, going to the beach, going for a short hike on a trail, or a simple game of fetch. These are activities that our dog can enjoy doing well into his or her old age.

If your senior dog is suffering from a joint or bone trouble, you will need to slow him down. He will still need to move and stay active, but the amount and length of exercise should be kept to a minimum. If I were you, instead of doing a 3-mile  walk, I’d modify it to a 1-mile  walk and do it twice a day. Swimming is another alternative exercise for dogs suffering with a hip dysplasia or other bones disorder.

Supervising His Exercise

I recommend you to keep your eye on your dog during his exercise and make sure that he is not pushing himself too hard.  Dogs love to please their owners, and they will push themselves to the limit if they think that doing so will make you happy.  Watch out for any signs that he needs to slow down. Such signs are: limping, panting, slow in pace, or sleeping for a long period of time after the exercise, which is a sign of severe exhaustion.

WARNING! Keep in mind when exercise your dog that older dogs as well as some puppies can develop joint injuries or foot pad injuries from running on hard concrete. If at all possible, let your dog run or walk on dirt, sand, or grass. If you have no choice but to walk him on concrete, avoid running and slow the pace.

Is Context Between Dog’s Health and Water?

When it comes to the water’s role in health, we know that no live organism can exist, operate without water. That’s how it is, an instance of that is that the water is the main component of the human body. An adult human’s body contains around 60-70% water. For example, if one weights 176 pounds, his body contains about 14,3 gal water. Well, you may find similar rates in our dogs, too. So, there is a straight context between dog’s health and the water.

Water Needs

dog-drinks-waterAs researchers have shown, your family dog’s physique comprises around of 70% water. By losing all the fats and 50% of protein of its body has less impact than he cannot get water for two days or more. It can be fatal for him if the water in your canine’s body is reduced to one tenth.

With a view to survive, an adult canine requires – at a minimum – two milliliters of water projected to each pound weight daily. That’s when considering 1 ounce contains 30 milliliters of water. However, that two milliliters are only enough for your animal to produce urine within his body.

Importance of Water

Without sufficient water vital for urine providing, your family dog or whatever canine won’t be able to live. When you are providing an infinite amount of water, your canine will consume a lot more than that two millimeters required. That is particularly true if you always provide fresh water to him.

Handing your doggie merely the smallest amount of water each day could also be sufficient for him to outlive, although not for long. Shortage in water injures the system and terminates its functions progressively. He’ll ultimately become weak, come down with a disease, and decease.

Water Utilizing Ways In Dog’s Body

The advantage of providing your family dog enough water compared to the smallest amount wanted is that its system can use that multi-mode (just like in humans).

1) The water facilitates the digesting and the process of taking nutrients from the food.

2) Our dog’s system is using the water to eliminate fuel, and that is transformed into energy.

3) You can more easily sustain the standard temperature of your dog’s physique by ingesting enough water as well.

4) Consuming sufficient water replaces the fluids which might be lost in our dog’s body by excretion.

5) The water also requires to mix various kinds of chemical substances within dog’s systems. Namely, the distinct chemical reactions ensure the dissolving and remodeling those components.

6) The water also is a transport device at the same time. It takes the nutrients to the cellular structures and in addition carries poisonous waste material from the cells to the organs for correct processing. With the lack of water, these organs won’t be able to eliminate toxic things off of the dog’s body.

7) In addition, the water is required to control the acid balance within the blood flow.

8) You may know the evergreen saying goes something like “Beauty comes from inside.” This applies to our dog’s mental health as well. Namely, if he or she is happy, and balanced, the vitality is radiating from every pore. That’s can be seen through its eyes, skin, nail, and hair condition too. And the sufficient water consumption has a big role in that as well.

My Take on It

Perhaps you can perceive from the above that the water is nearly always necessary for each function occurs within your favorite’s body. And as a result of its versatility plus the degree to which it’s utilized, water is regarded to be a crucial nutrient that’s needed for all kinds of dogs.

If your animal doesn’t get to water s/he can be died within a few days because of its dehydration. However, he can withstand the starvation; he will only be caught up by the fate when he runs out half its original weight. It’s obvious, there is a significant difference between the consequences of the lack of the two.

So giving my dog anything to eat; homemade food, meat, dry food or canned meals, I make sure fresh water is in front of her always. Especially in the summer when I’m out for several hours, I put enough fresh water in a couple of shaded places to let her drink. I never let the water bowl being empty, and I recommend you to do so as well.

P.S.: By reading this article, I hope you gained some insight related the role of water in your dog’s health. The comment section is open for your remark or question, take advantage of it. Thank You!

Thanks to Talk Our Dogs Readers & Subscribers!

Hi everyone!

I’m writing this post on Friday – the day before the weekend. The weather is spoiling us with brilliant sunshine. We deserved that because we saw the rain clouds only during four days. I decided this article will be other than most of the previous. The reason is twofold. Firstly, I’d like to say to thank you for my subscribers publicly for their support. Secondly, I intend to give you here some additions to my “about me” page.

Saying Thank You

To start from the beginning, it wasn’t easy for me to unbosoming myself to the world. I’m not so extroverted like a celebrity who shares even their bedroom affairs with the universe. And I do not declare myself an expert. I just love the animals and that feeling started sixty-five years ago – at least, so I recall.

And believe me, I’ve seen a thing or two during this period. I like to write about dog topics occur in dog owners’ everyday life. Due to that concept, you may find fewer chit-chats in my articles, although I’m not an opponent of building relationships.

Far from it! Nevertheless, only so much time is in a day for me besides other commitments I’ve. However, as I experienced, you, my readers and subscribers appreciate the meat in an article. I tried to write about dog-related topics I had the pleasure to get to know so far. But I try to keep up with the latest trends as well.

I also got several feedbacks on this in emails and comments, and now I’m saying a Big Thank You for your kind support!

About Choosing Topics

As for the choice of subjects, before I started this site, I was thinking about pre-programmed, themed topics. Not much time elapsed, and I found it is better for the readers – and myself, too – if I’m dealing with the problems arising daily. Due to that, I have no shortage of subjects. And that’s the reason if one or other category contains more or less articles.

For instance, you meet different dog persons during walking with your canine. You can do discussions when you’re purchasing dog food, toys, equipments, etc. for your favorite in stores and markets. I often got topic ideas when meet other canine owners in a club.

Moreover, I’ve to mention the dog races and shows I visited occasionally. Furthermore, my habit is to discuss with vets and staff of a shelter I worked as a volunteer before. One of my engagements is reading pet-related news on the net.

Of course, my dog owner or prospective canine keeper readers also suggest topics which they are interested in. I ask you, my readers and subscribers, keep this good habit in the future, too. Please, do not hesitate to ask, I’ll try to do my best to answer your questions.

About My Love for Dogs

As you may know from the above, my parents familiarized me with animals as a little kid. There were different domestic animals in our household, among dogs as well. Furthermore, my grand dad dealt with flocks at that times, so I met shepherd dogs, too.

In the household, I spent my childhood, there was a Hungarian Kuvasz called Swan. She was a very good sidekick, and allowed me a lot. I loved to be with her, and my parents educated me being responsible to Swan. I took part in her feeding, watering, cleaning and exercising.

Due to the bonding developed between the two of us, I was mentally down when she passed away. I became bedridden. Medicaments were ineffective. One of the sheepdogs of my granddad was the right medication for me. I often think back to that fur balls with love; he was Curier, a Puli. 🙂

How It Continued?

In my further life, I met many kind of dog breeds. Some of them lived in my kennel, others I met in the shelter mentioned above. I’d be in a big trouble if I should have to count their numbers. Apart from that, there are quite a few breed stood close to me.

Just name a few besides above mentioned:

Lobo – Bernese Mountain Dog

Doris – Boxer

Bear – Komondor     

Courier – Puli

Roll – German Shepherd (rescued)

Manu – Siberian Huski (rescued)

Ficus – Mudi mix (rescued)

Nero – Mixed breed (rescued)

Tik-tak – Wirehaired Foxterrier (rescued)

Zizi – Labrador / German Shepherd mix (rescued)

Anyway, they are those canines I wrote about in my book, too. Of course, dealing with different dogs wasn’t cloud-free always. The solution of problems from time to time helped my progress in dog keeping as well. So, what I know about dogs nowadays, I collected from living with them.

And now there are few pictures from the city I live: (pictures open in new window)

This is the County House – main entrance

The City Hall

This is the Art Gallery

The Theater Szigligeti

View from the walker bridge

P.S.: I hope I could give you some addition to know who I am. But, if you’ve any question, topic proposal, constructive critics, etc. please put hesitation aside and speak your mind in the comments. I’ll do my best to satisfy your needs. Thank You!

Obese Dog – The Rising Problem

An obese dog trudges slowly with a well-nourished owner. Oh, how many times I see this picture while walking with our Zizi. Particularly, the dogs living in multistory building with their elderly or very busy owners are in danger. Their canines’ physique forms a barrel, and hasn’t the slightest interest in chasing a cat or mailman. However, they are able to sit with a reverent face in front of the fridge waiting freebie bites for hours.

Some Real or Perceived Reasons of Obesity

If your canine has been overweight, you most likely will be very apprehensive. The dismal reality is that nearly 1 / 4 of our pets are literally obese.  It’s vital to know why the situation is forming this way. Some say it’s a correlation with the electronic era and the shortage of time we are able to bestir to our animals.

The people are inclined to take plenty of shortcuts nowadays. You come across computers, dishwashers, microwaves, remote controls, smart TVs and all supposed to facilitate the life. All these items that should make our lives simpler and allow more chance for such things like strolling our dog often do not, in the reality. Sadly, there isn’t much time, someone can say.

But, I don’t see this question that way. It’s just an excuse. Everyone has to have time to whatever that he wants. If I want to walk, train to exercise with my dogs together I nearly always find time for that, just like I want to go out with a lady. So I closed this section and want to pay attention to the solution.

Handling the Developed Situation

Obese-dogIt certainly may be amusing to see the house guarding and cat chasing attempts of a fat dog. The obesity is not only an aesthetic problem, but can lead to serious health problems, as well as in humans. In this case, there is no other solution than a carefully designed, rigorous slimming diet.

The same rules are related to the slimming cure of a fat dog as the humans: the gradualism and moderation are primary. But, a method suitable for every situation and species isn’t existed. The personalized therapy may bring the best results, in which your veterinarian, knowing the circumstances, can help a lot.

At the beginning of a slimming diet, we need to decide first what kind of dog nutrition we give: home-cooked meal or a commercial dog food. The disadvantage of mixing the two methods is that you cannot count on the impact of ingredients if it is homemade fare.

It’s not a coincidence that hundreds of nutrition professionals are working with good companies. They carefully calculate the reason why just 23% protein necessary in a certain commercial dog food instead 24%.

If you supplement the carefully crafted food with a small home-fare, it’s easy to screw up everything. This particularly goes so in the case of dietary forages whose effect only then can prevail, if we feed the animals for a long time with that merely!

Treats Are Taboo!

Thus, during the slimming diet – over the given daily food quantity (carefully portioned dry kibbles or other nutrition) – you shouldn’t provide him anything else (any dog snacks, treats)! If you follow this principle, then you may gradually decrease the usual amount. I mean you lessen the given amount with few pieces daily and the animal will not even notice that he’s on a diet.

Golden Rule: Without Movement, the Fat-reducing Diet Is Meaningless!

You can gradually get used your favorite – that grow lazy – to regular exercise. You should be glad to even a small result. For example, it’s good at first if you leave a few feet away the food bowl from the sleeping place. And your dog reaches his meal with a huge effort while beating the “big” range.

You can raise the range next day. If your dog passes the obstacles successfully, you may want to reward him. But, of course, with just a friendly pat, as all sort of snack is strictly prohibited! The following day, you may bring him out to the street. And then a few days later he will be able to venture outwards on his own.

This way, your dog gets used in the movement almost imperceptible. If everything went right, then you can enrich the daily routine (becomes easy to walk anyway) with varied tasks and playing. A new toy can make a miracle in this respect.

Measure the Progress

You can extend the length of a walk (duration) consistently with 4-5 minutes. The process will be more reliable and controllable if you write a log about feeding (daily amount) and walking (daytime).

WARNING! You should not want immediate results! You need to measure the animal’s weight weekly (at the same time, before feeding, watering). If you are even slightly but steadily reduced the weight of your dog then you can be satisfied by the results.

My Addition

In case of large overweight you should make use veterinarian help, and get special dog food developed for dieting. Namely, those still have a higher fiber content, which causes satiety and contains the indispensable vitamins and minerals for your dog.

Experience has shown that dogs like to consume these foods. It doesn’t hurt to know that dieter foods are slightly more expensive than the normal nutritions, but for the dog’s health is definitely worth it. The normal and dieting nutritions can be combined, depending on what kind of “urgency” is your goal in weight loss.

So, with some care and exercise you can obtain a good effect on the shape and health of your dog, not to mention the common joys long walks caused.

P.S.: What are your thoughts about on dog obesity? Are you satisfied with the weight of your favorite? How did you make it? We are interested in your opinion, so please, share it with us. Thank you!

How You Relate to Your Dog’s Active Lifestyle Need?

When it comes to the active lifestyle for us humans, we know its advantages. Being active lessen the chance of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and cancer. A London study not only suggests that the lack of activity is more susceptible to the disease, and aging process may be faster if we move little. You may ask: is this related to our dogs?

My answer is a big YES! The dogs are our best fellow, but a great number of them wish to bury your TV remote control. Why? That’s due to the fact they’re continuing active lifestyle in the wild genuinely. Namely, otherwise, they would not have got food.

Non-active-lifestyle:-changing-tv-channelBut, the life situation of dogs changed now. They get food from their keeper frequently, and many live with an owner nailed to the TV screen. And such an unfortunate cohabitation could produce an uptight relationship between them. Or, it can be resulted in an extremely pimping canine.

Where Is the Mistake?

Before you’re bringing your furry pal into your household, it’s essential to pay attention to the activity level. I mean activity needs of you and the prospective dog equally, and choose accordingly. For example, elderly adults who may have concerned with mobility restraints should choose a canine that prefers a not so active lifestyle.

Your choosing will keep yourself and your dog emotionally and physically healthy in the future. And that’s the point where problems occur. Namely, there are lazy adults who conclude that they simply had a canine who requires walking two times a day. This way, they might get exercise routines they’ve so cautiously avoided for numerous years.

The lazy individuals are probably not going to change their custom sufficient extent. Although it would be good to make an excellent fit between them and their pet that claims active lifestyle. Consequently, it’s the doggie that forced to endure because the tardy owner slacks off on strolling. And of course, the animal fails to acquire what he requires on the usual occasion.

What Does Your Dog Requires?

The exercise is vital for everybody to preserve health, and likewise, our dog. The advantages of staying sound are countless and not purely for physical reasons. Furthermore, it will be useful for mental aspects as well. It doesn’t matter what uptight your life is, you come across numerous lucrative reasons to stand up from your couch together with your doggie and end up living active lifestyle.

The daily information collection and meeting the race peers is just as important for dogs like people. They also need playing together, and the love is certainly a major aspect of their lives. If you don’t satisfy these needs, the problems are coming and accumulating in the life of your dog and even in your own.

In fact, it’s not needed to leave your job, must have to duck hunting or buy a bundle of sheep to sustain your dog’s active lifestyle. But, I recommend you to seek out methods to exercise her physique and brain constantly. Of course, the different dog breeds haven’t the same need for these.

Please, look after for a few funny and practical techniques to complement your canine’s life, both once you’re around and the period when not. The quantity of everyday activity that your particular pooch need is not some exercise. All dogs want time to walk, jump, run, play and unwind daily.

Which will include a stroll on a leash alongside the dog park or across the residential block. Your furry friend who lives in your residence with a fenced yard could possibly get playing and running freely whilst not having constraints concerning a leash.

Active-lifestyle:-running-with-dogThere are individuals who fond of hanging out outdoors for relaxation as well as to unwind. That’s necessary after having a wearing workday. If you’re in the shoes alike, you’ll appreciate an active dog. Both, you and your dog will look ahead to going home time. And then you can begin to play chase within the park or obtain a mutual running.

Specialties Related Dog Size

Bigger dogs are typically prefer the active lifestyle. Among them actually are dogs for which the hunting or working is their heritage. They’ve a congenital wish to be occupied and also possess energy for that. Dog breeds similar to Beagle, Dobermann, German Shepherd, Greyhound and Irish Setter are tailored for moving actively. Consequently, they require a daily exercise due to their nature.

There are a number of dog breeds that are ideal companion for the relaxed lifestyle. These dogs are playful, but do not require the continuous occupation.

The dog size might fool you because the extraordinarily big dogs just like the Bull Mastiff and St. Bernard – that can potentially outweigh their owners – are content with not so active lifestyle. You can identify a St. Bernard in movies during rescuing an avalanche victim. But, the thing you miss is the remaining time while that dog is sleeping in near the radiator.

The small dog breeds require fitness workout for similar reasons than bigger types do. The distinction could be in the intensity or amount. To knowing your canine’s tolerance range of exercising is a good launching point in providing the great deal of activity physically.

If you realize your pooch tends to tire rapidly (looks like operated by a malfunctioned electric battery), then adjust its workout agenda to suit his energy. If yow will discover his most favorite kill-time, your efforts regarding to provide a more active lifestyle will probably be much simpler.

The tiny canines such as Chihuahuas, Pekingese and Poodles can stay in small spaces and precede the daily long stroll through the park. However, their jumpy habitudes forced them to do a significant amount of activity across your house.

Granted, their activity could also be running purposelessly across the room or jumping on your visitors or bouncing on you. However, these pooches relax after their energy burst is performed. That’s the moment when these tiny canines crawl back in your lap. Alternatively, they are lying down onto their plush pillow for a greatly-deserved nap to gain energy again.

All in all; you need to pay attention to your canine’s response to the specific activities, she or he partakes in happily. Observe if their largeness helps or impedes their exercising efforts or conforms for either the shortage, or surplus of measurement.

My Tips To Provide Active Lifestyle for Your Dog

I was fortunate enough to keep different dog breeds in my life. As many kinds of dog I had, their movement need was as different. Of course, I often had to work all day as well. Because of that I experienced what does it mean to leave them home alone.

Accordingly, I had to work out techniques to ensure to fulfill their need for active lifestyle physically and mentally. I arranged different dog “tasks” when they were alone to avoid to produce their particular techniques to kill their time, such as chewing my expensive brand shoes or digging in the flower beds.

If one of my family members wasn’t reachable to take to walk and supervise them, I hired someone to do that. This way, I knew how they behaved themselves and how actively they spent the day. And our mutual strolling and playing after my workday was the reward for both of us.

Now, I use to observe my canine’s attitude to the particular activities, in which she finds joy. I believe, the dogs are in all probabilities the funniest and amazing animal to watch. Considering the privilege of sharing my daily life with one of them is just not without liability.

Active-lifestyle:-biking-with-dogMy activity let me to devote enough time for my dog. I deal with my Labrador-German Shepherd mix on my schedule. That contains three strolling and three exercising / playing times daily. At weekends, we use to ride bike and she is running with us – to comply with the requirements of active lifestyle.

So towards the end of this entry I can only say there may appear to be a lot to discover before choosing your family dog – and actually is! By devoting time to create a profile of the doggie that most closely fits your living area, personality, and private activity level, you’ll have a better perspective to build an enduring relationship between you.

Dehydration In Dogs and Consequences

When I wake up from sleep with dried mouth, I drink some water from the glass standing on my bedside table. A similar thing happened even then, when I was a feverish patient. Then I consumed more water or tea or fruit juice to replace the lost fluid volume and to avoid dehydration of my body. When it comes to dehydration in dogs, many people are uninformed about realize this serious problem in time. This article makes you better prepared to avoid the dehydration.

What Is the Dehydration Actually?

The human dehydration is the shortage of fluids in your body. That’s a process that starts when your body gives off more water than your intake. The dehydration usually causes an increase in the sodium level in your bloodstream.

Vomiting, diarrhea, excessive heat, fever, and decreased water consuming for any reason, is resulting in dehydration. The symptoms of dehydration in children may be a dry mouth and tongue, crying without tears, lethargy, and skin dryness.

Dehydration initially stimulates thirst center in your brain. This causes that you want to drink more fluids. If your water intake cannot keep up with the water loss, the dehydration becomes severe in your body. In this case, your body reduces the perspiration, and produces less urine.

If the fluid loss continues on the same extent, the drying out of body tissues will start. The cells begin to shrink and operate erroneously. The brain cells are most susceptible to dehydration include such major signs of severe dehydration of consciousness, coma is increased.

Refreshing-will-prevent-dehydration-in-dogsDehydration in dogs is most frequently the fluid loss involves together with minerals and vitamins such as chloride, sodium and potassium; collectively known as electrolytes. Dehydration in dogs also may be a consequence of some sickness, particularly if your doggie suffers by fever.

Consequences of Dehydration

The effect is similar when your pooch experiences excessive warmth, and some other elements. Our dog friend’s natural act is panting when he feels heat. That causes fluid loss. And that may lead to dehydration if – for some reason – he doesn’t consume water.

Namely, we need to bear in mind that our canines lack sweat glands (unlike the people) to minimize the risk of heat. They pant in order to help to regulate their physique temperature. So, your pooch (panting with his hanging tongue) is a warmed animal.

Whether it’s attributable to sickness, contact with heat, or plainly insufficient fluid consume, you should address the dehydration promptly. If you don’t handle it right away – it’s overlooked often as I observed – the chance of organ fiasco or death in your dog can be multiplied.

Sad to say, but dehydration in dogs can occur extremely easy. It is much simpler than quite a few animal owners think. But, be calm about my friend, it’s also easy to forestall this with sufficient attention. You just need to observe your doggie’s behavior and take steps you can towards treating.

Treating Dehydration In Dogs

If you think that your amazing dog is dehydrated, obtain some water instantly. And you should get him to your veterinarian without delay. Indications of dehydration can encompass improper resiliency to the skin, sunken and dry eyes, dry nose, along with a lack of saliva. Dogs are dehydrated may even end up with a slowdown of their capillary reload time. And the result can be the lassitude – as my vet said to me.

I propose a method to bring to light if your dog is dehydrated. You don’t have to do other than fondly pull your canine’s lip abstain from his gum. Then press your finger contrary to its gum so that the area becomes whiter. Take away your finger and see: the color of gum area should go back to the original nearly promptly.

If you see a slowdown in the color restoration, then that’s a sign of dehydration in dogs. The other checking method is grabbing the skin on the neck of your canine and squeeze it up a bit. If it remain wrinkled and will not recede into the normal mode, your animal is dehydrated.

Letting your dog drink water is the greatest way to replace the lost fluids. However, you shouldn’t allow your severely dehydrated dog to absorb lots at once. It may lead to vomiting and an additional loss of fluids. Instead make sure your dog drink tiny amounts in a period of time.

You can use a hydrating solution to replace the missing electrolytes. The Pedialyte (electrolyte and water combination) is a proven solution for babies in case of their dehydration. And, it also is appropriate for our dogs.

In fact, if your canine refuses to drink or appears dehydrated, you should show him to your vet. Your veterinarian will establish the diagnosis and recommend the right treatment. That step is very important because the dehydration can be a signal of another illness.

If your pet isn’t drinking voluntarily, you need to apply a clean, needleless plastic syringe. Administer the hydrating solution drink in small doses at once to the mouth. Make sure that your doggie ingests that little amount always.

I suggest you consult your vet if symptoms persist, if your animal is deteriorating, or if the condition became serious.

How Am I Preventing the Dehydration In My Dogs

Prevent-dehydration-in-dogs-by-providing-fresh-water I always had the basic principle; prevention is much better than handling any developed problem. Ergo, I always strived to give my dogs enough and fresh drinking water. If you visited my dogs, you would realize that at least one bowl is full with fresh water all the times.

We have quite a large yard and garden. Consequently, I don’t keep our dogs in a kennel, and they aren’t chained as well. And there are four different places giving a nice shady spot for our dogs in the summer heat. Those also help them to check equally the gates and doors and the life outside the fence.

And the water bowls are under the shadow as well. Despite that, we change the water oftentimes to make sure coolness. Furthermore, I use to wash their bowls daily to avoid developing bacteria. I think; the frequent cleaning  is particularly important in summer’s heat.

When I change the water I observe the amount they consumed. Usually, the average daily water consumption of my dogs is around one-ounce water per their pounds in weight. Anyway, observing water consuming is particularly essential if your pooch is recovering from ailments like vomiting or diarrhea.

When I go to walk with them or exercise, I bring along a water bottle in the warmer periods. I use to drink from that and give water to my dogs in a collapsible bowl. When we are traveling, I put enough home water into our car that caters to the needs during the trip. This way, they aren’t forced to drink a who knows what kind of water on the go.

Fortunately, dehydration in dogs is a unknown concept before me because I keep myself to my principles. In my last advices, I’d speak to those of you who are living in a hot and dry climate zone. If your dogs are sensible breeds, keep them air-conditioned-inside as much as your circumstances allow.

My other suggestion to prevent the dehydration in dogs is to supply them moisturized foods. I’m following this practice for quite a long time with success. I do wash their eating bowl after every feeding. You know; doing the little work is worthy to keep my dogs in good health.

The Rottweiler Dog as Defender Champion 1

The Rottweiler dog breed belongs to the working dog category and with good reason. People originally breed them for herding their cattle in the distant past. And these dogs met the challenge very well, due to their robust body and inexhaustible energy. Although this breed could appear fierce at occasions, Rottweilers are clever, biddable animals, which can be ideal guardians. Let’s see, how?

The Origin of the Rottweiler Dog Breed

This dog breed has a historical past that’s related to the Roman Empires. The principal ancestor of the Rottweiler is probably the Molossus (in other words Italian Mastiff) which herded the cattle of Roman legions. Namely, during invaded Europe, the Romans feed their army with those beef-cattle these dogs  guarded.

Rottweiler-dog-is-lying-on-grassOne marching route of Roman legions was via Württemberg to a market town called Rottweil in Germany. Around that market, the newcomer canines met with molosser looking native dogs arriving from Netherlands and England. This area ultimately turned into an essential cattle market place.

And the successors of the Roman cattle canines demonstrated their value in each driving and defending the cattle from wild predators and robbers. According to the rumor, butchers also used Rottweilers to pull carts filled with meats. And these canines in addition protected their money bags tied around the necks of Rotties.

People practiced this kind of using of this dog throughout long time. But a serious change has occurred in the 1800s. Namely, the railroads turned the first technique for transferring stock to market. That was the reason the Rottweiler dog breed had declined to a significant degree. Just for an illustration, in a dog exhibition held in Heilbronn in 1882, only a very few species represented the breed.

That scenario started to change due to founding the mutual Rottweiler and Leonberger Club in 1901. And this time has brought the first written breed standard of the Rottweiler dog. And that description of the Rottweiler’s character and look has modified only a little since then.

Popularity In the Twentieth Century

Consequently, their popularity increased further in the early XX century. Several keen breeders – were centralized in the town Stuttgart – make the effort to spread the breed. Due to that, people established the German Rottweiler Club on January 13, 1907. They counted around half-thousand species at that time.

The German Rottweiler Club intended to provide working dogs and didn’t highlight the external appearance of the breed. As a result, the formation of the South German Rottweiler Club happened on April 27 in 1907. The number of possessed Rottweiler dog by club members was around 3000, then. Anyway, this Club evolved and became the International Rottweiler Club later.

At the outbreak of the First World War emerged an amazing need for police dogs, so the interest towards the Rottweiler increased. Throughout the First and Second World Wars, these dogs have been put into service in numerous fields such as ambulance, call-up, guard and messenger dogs.

As they say, a German emigrant brought the primary Rottweiler dog to the United States in the late 1920s. The earliest litter presented itself in 1930. The first doggie registered by the AKC called Stina v Felsenmeer in the year of 1931.

After the Second World War, the breed began turning into extra popular. People generally know the Rottie as a wonderful obedience dog then. The popularity of the Rottweiler Dog culminated within the mid-Nineties. The American Kennel Club registered more than 100.000 species at that time.

However, being fashionable is not essentially a very good factor if you’re a dog. It’s common for irresponsible yard breeders and puppy mills to attempt to cash in on the recognition of a breed. They begin to supply puppies without concerning temperament and health issues. That is what occurred to the Rottweiler dog breed until the demand for them reduced.


The Rottweiler dog has a relative large body with great muscularity. His head is broad shaped, and its forehead is rounded. Its muzzle is properly developed. The teeth are closed scissor-like. The broad nostril is black colored. Its eyes are almond shaped and medium-sized. An interesting thing is some species have blue eyes or the one is blue, and the other one is brown colored.

This characteristic is just not acknowledged within the dog show world. Furthermore, it doesn’t encounter the written standard of the breed. Its ears have triangular form, and they carried forward. The tail is usually docked. Be aware: docking tails is illegitimate in most parts of Europe. The rear dewclaws are dislodged sometimes.

The Rottie’s chest is deep and broad. Their coat is short, thick and hard. It’s black and has rusted to mahogany spots on the cheeks, legs, muzzle and paws. Furthermore, it exists a red coloration with brown spots. There’s a shortage within the hair gene. Therefore, the coloring can make a transition to lighter red.

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Our Dogs Eating Grass – Is It Healthy?

Spring is here and also the possibility for dogs eating grass – as I observed. One of my neighbors – being a first-time dog owner – came to me recently. She told me she perceived her two canines are eating grass during their walking. And she asked me with uncertain facial expression, if that is permissible or can be harmful to the health of her dogs. As I heard this question from others many times, I think this article helps to dispel related misunderstandings.

Dogs Eating Grass Isn’t 21st Century Thing

  Our-dogs-eating-grassSaying at the start, I’m not a vet, but – during the interval dealing with dogs – I also collected experiences about this thing. I have had different dog breeds like Foxterrier, Mudi, Husky, German Shepherd, Boxer – just name a few. And when I first faced that our dogs eating grass, I asked the reason from Dr Francis Header, our district veterinarian at that times.

Our conversation happened nearly sixty years ago, but I remember the essence. He laughed and asked back as a jovial man: “Why are you eating a salad?” Then he changed his words into serious: “There are many ideas regarding the response to this question, but – as with many things in medicine – there is no 100% certainty so far.”

The First Possible Reason Of Grass Eating

 I cannot quote the good doctor verbatim – our conversation was a long time before, and he passed away already earlier. Of course, I played the role of an ignorant often when met vets, so I asked the above question always. Consequently, I confine myself to their points, furthermore, to my readings and personal experiences with my dogs. So, take my present flow of ideas as no professional vet advice.

And two possible reasons of dogs eating grass could be unraveled generally. The first option is dating back to the times after the man tamed the dogs. As you know, within the wild, the ancestors of today’s dogs were the coyote, dingo, fox and wolf. They nourished principally grass-consuming animals like rabbits, rats, mice and possibly birds – if they could get that.

While these proto-dogs ate the wild that they hunted, they also normally consumed the grass within the stomach of their prey. Due to this fact, it’s obvious that dogs have developed for many thousands of years to have the ability to endure this grass-filled abdomen content. Consequently, that was a part of their common food regimen.

One of the possible explanations is that canines have instinctive yearning for both the plant fiber-like material, or the minerals are perhaps in the grass. There could also be some reality in this answer option. There may be something in their psychics that’s contented each time our dogs eating grass.

Let’s See Other Version

 As the other theory says, dogs eating grass once they have a gastric pain with a purpose to end up vomit. The funny thing is you just don’t know if they vomit because of consuming grass, or these animals eat herb in order to vomit? I think; that’s the ten thousands dollar dilemma!

Namely, some claim dogs apply grass as medication for them because of the effect of their intelligence. I’ve read several books dealing with dog’s behavior but don’t remember competent explanation. On the other hand, I can confirm I had quite a few dogs, which consumed grass but never vomited.

Some also claim this is true in that situation if your canine has inner worms. I’m uncertain because I saw dogs which consumed grass and have worms as it turned out later. Furthermore, I met other canines eating grass, which proved itself worms-free during the vet observation period.

The Effect Of Dogs Eating Grass

 You as a dog owner can distinguish two predominant kinds of canine grass consuming. The primary is straightforward grazing the place your doggie gladly is munching on grass without suffering ailing effects. There are vets explained canines ate grass to complete their dietary shortage.

However, even dogs that consume properly balanced food regimen will eat grass. Perhaps they do that because of the taste of herb. The opposite kind of grass consuming is if your dog eats some quantity of grass and vomit that out. That is considered an intentional try to start vomiting after they’ve swallowed one thing that makes them truly feel sick.

Canines that eat grass to make themselves vomit, often swallow herb as rapidly as doable, without thoroughly chew it. Some vet believe that the lengthy, unchewed item of grass is tickling the dog’s throats to produce the reaction of vomiting.

In case your dogs eating grass then produce vomiting and appear superb, it is most likely taken care of no matter was interfering with them. However, if your pooches are kecking and are unable to puke or keep consuming grass and produces vomiting, you should bring them to the vet.


 Whereas no-one is solely positive why dogs eating grass, some are pretty sure it is simply regular dog habit and definitely nothing to fret about. But, if you experience grass-eating conduct, keep a cautious eye on that kind of herb your canine is eating.

And please, do not allow it to feed something that has been handled with fertilizers or pesticides by the owner of the area. Anyway, nearly all lawn-care products will sign if they’re secure for household animals or not.

Bringing-up Puppies and Kids Jointly

Bringing-up puppies and kids collectively under one mutual roof is the greatest idea you might to carry out with your kids and your puppy. Imagine, you have the chance to raise your children together with your pooch and never be afraid of blatant noises and uproar events.

Furthermore, you additionally get to educate your children the right way to deal with an animal with affection and sympathy. To learn these is vital for your kids as an undoubted result that canines – particularly which skilled – can develop being worthwhile members of your household. Additionally,  offer you a lot satisfaction by way of the coming years.

At the same time, don’t forget that a dog remains being an animal. By that expression, I imply that puppies have ability inflicting a hurt, particularly to kids who give rise to them ruthlessly. Thus, children and doggies collectively ought to being under control all the time.

Why Do Puppies and Kids Need Supervision?


The puppies are pretty, undoubtedly. And little children would possibly assume they’re nothing more than a “live” stuffed toy animal. So it is your responsibility to rectify them. Make effort explaining to your kids that puppies might be crabby. For example, once they get up from a siesta – just as far as kids are in similar situation.

This may be one from the many cases when your puppy desires being left alone. Little doggies simply don’t like being disturbed after they’re eating or sleeping. They aren’t able to speak the child’s language, so they may growl or bite – wanting to say, “Go away!”

What typically occurs when puppies and kids get along is an enjoyable game referred to as “chasing.” That is can be fun for a couple of minutes, until the puppy springs on your kid, strikes him down, or nips on his legs. Namely, the pooch believes he’s playing with one of his coequal siblings.

To What Extent Can You Be Tolerant Towards Your Puppies and Kids?

Puppies and kids are thinking totally different way, of course. The puppy thinks that the nipping and leaping are the accepted custom. You should show your  children the way to play games similar to “fetch” adequately. Meanwhile, you’re letting the pooch know – in an amicable but horny way – what will not be acceptable.

Always you need to be constant with your puppy. If you happen to permit him to play tough manner one time, he will do that next occasion, too. Furthermore, yelling or hitting him for doing theidentical conduct thetimebeineffective. And you’re going to find yourself with a confused animal with large problems.

Involve your puppies and kids together and explain the principles – item by item. You should definitely emphasize: if the pooch wouldn’t wish to be a part of them in play, your kids shouldn’t compel themselves on it. If they keep that principle, it cannot go wrong.

Think about it, all of us have our private area frontiers. And when somebody gets too close and in our face, we aren’t happy for that. Of course, your puppy doesn’t prefer that similarly. So it’ll tell your kid, don’t come any closer – with growling or biting only.

The Toys of the Two Parties Are Conflicting Points

When bringing-up puppies and kids together, there is another hassle always. The spot is the shortage of distinction between toys; what’s the property of your kids and toys, which possessed by your puppy? Lots of little dogs cannot perceive the difference… all the thing is a right game to them.

You need to educate your kids to hold their things on an unreachable place for the puppy. In any other case, your puppy would possibly choke on small gadgets. Conversely, your child may get a nip when he tries to seize one thing out of the mouth of your puppy.

The puppies and kids are quite a bit similar – they prefer to play. However, they want their very own area and wish to be alone sometimes. In addition, they do not like to be handled mediocre or in a thoughtless way. Your kids have to understand to play kindly and gently with your household pet. And likewise, learn to deal with him with such a respect the doggie deserves.

My Experience

Puppies and kids already lived together previously as well. When I was a kid, my parents educated me how I must deal with our animals. Swan was the name of our aging Hungarian Kuvasz dog and due to the teaching I got, we spent much pleasant time together without problems. At the same time, I learned to give respect and taking care of her.

As I mentioned, she was towards the end of her life, so my parents brought home a new puppy. That was the next stage of my learning, to educate him properly and being consistent with him simultaneously. What can I say? I performed the process with one nip only.

That era was the basis of keeping animals the corresponding way for me. And I used this experience when I taught my son, how to develop good behavior – between he and our animals. Of course, I kept one of my eyes on the actual puppy and my kid all the time.

I only can say that puppies and kids get well together under the same roof. You just need to devote time and effort to teach both what is the expected behavior. And you should be consistent with both parties in order to achieve your goals.

Your right teaching will be useful twofold: your puppy will be a well-educated grownup animal. On the other hand, your kid learns social communication by dealing with the dog – what he needs to succeed in life. I call this the ‘fruitful cooperation’.