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What’s up to Plaque Forming on Dog Teeth?

Hi All!

There is a health issue many dog owners tend to be ignored, for some reason. Specifically, I mean by this the plaque forming on dog teeth. I’ll give you an example. I mentioned you; we rescued a German Shepherd mix puppy earlier. Lisa is a brown colored, very lively little animal, and got her first shot recently.

At the Vet Office

While we were at the vet’s waiting room, obviously, I was talking to other dog owners there. Four dogs were waiting for their turn, including ours. The physician was busy to remove the plaque and some tartar from the teeth of a Pug under anesthesia.

Among, one lady was waiting there had a little stature (approx 6 pounds) Chihuahua doggie. They followed the Pug, and the pooch went through his yearly health check and also got the annual shots. The vet said the lady that there is some plaque on the pooch’s teeth, so it likely requires a dental treatment next time.

But, the lady didn’t want to be subjected her tiny dog to that process. She applied Plaque Off earlier and forgot to buy more when it ran out, thus the plaque had time to develop. The little animal is on a xxxx small kibble nutrition, that’s the only manageable size by his small teeth.

Note: I deliberately didn’t write the name, because I don’t promote that product. But, what can be the solution in case like this? Can this be prevented at all? Well, here are some related tips you can choose from.

Healthy Chews for Dog Teeth

Healthy canine is unthinkable without fit dog teeth. In my experience, much depends on what type of dog food he or she consumes, how much and what your dog chews on. I observed that, tartar developing is come out more frequent for dogs eating canned food compared to those consume dry kibble. Another observation is that a not varied nutrition also helps the formation of plaque on teeth.

carrot-prevents-plaque-forming-on-dog-teethIn case you didn’t recognize so far, the carrot is an excellent chewing for humans and dogs equally. Eating carrots and other raw vegetables can be known as good for general health and specifically organs such as skin, eyes, gastrointestinal system and teeth.

Carrots are ideal for oral health, due to the fact they assist in removing meal particles. This way, they are reducing the risk of bacterial colonization. The carrots help to forestall tooth decay because they kill the possible dangerous bacteria around the dog teeth.

Frequent carrots consuming could improve the looks of skin, furs, nails and so on and likewise enhance dog eyes health. A significant advantage of chewing on carrots would be that they massage therapeutically your dog friend’s gums and improve blood flow within the gum tissues.

And, the carrots comprise vitamin A, which is certainly vital for sustaining wholesome tooth enamel.

Dog Dental Bones

The dog dental bones are a great option for oral well-being dietary. You may find a big variety of dental treats available on the market, so it is hard to choose just one particular model or type. Some depend on all-natural materials, and that’s an explicit plus when chemical compounds are a typical practice in canine related foods.

You can even find some that use a number of techniques for keeping teeth clean, together with an outer coating that surrounds a rawhide bone. If your furry pal has a susceptible stomach, make sure you’re knowledgeable with what their dental treats comprise. It may occur that aren’t what they look like at first sight.

Rawhide Bones

The rawhide bones known as the traditional method to assist brush the teeth of your dog. It is making the most from the dogs’ conventional chewing motions. Once you do provide your canine a goody of any type, be sure you keep constant observation. And take care not to allow them to swallow large items complete, because that could cause digestive problems.

I’d also mention chewing on cattle chew bones as a teeth cleaner I use for adult dogs. But, these tiny doggies possibly cannot do anything with it due to their little mouth.

Turning Into Raw

Another solution can be and works for many to give chicken wing. You may feed the tiny dog with cooked chicken breast at beginning. And gradually reduce the degree of cooking until you can give a raw chunk.

Perhaps, tiny canines needn’t be permitted to eat it wholly if you think the chunk is too big. But, a periodic good chewing on one piece would hopefully perform the task. It ought to be uncooked because bones within a cooked piece are far too sharp and fragile.

Tooth Brushing

Next tip is the common tooth brushing; it must be carried out no less than weekly, 3 times weekly is better anyway. Needless to say your dog’s body is not the same as humans, so it’s advisable to use dog tooth paste to keep your favorite pet healthy. Fortunately, you might discover a large number of tooth brush types available to perform the process simpler for each of you.

You may have that kind of small canine with little mouth as the lady has above. Then you’ve two choice. The first option is to use a baby’s tooth brush with logic oral pet gel. It really has a fairly little head on the brush, less than the dog tooth-brushes I’ve come across.

Anyway, to use a baby’s toothbrush has another benefit: you’re able to get around the back teeth as well. If that solution is not your cup of tee then you may use the other solution; the finger brush. Every finger brush is two sided; an extra knobbly along with a soft fine facet.

If the finger brush doesn’t work for you, then no panic. You can opt for a micro-fibre tooth cleaner. Actually, it has 12,000 times more fibres than any toothbrush. It removes the plaque and bacteria equally as the manufacturer says.

Bottom Line

I recommended the lady in question to start the frequent tooth brushing. My savings tip: try a kind of old-fashioned cotton plaster. Sticking it in your finger also does the job and the breath also will be fresher than before. Additionally, your four-legged mate will adapt to you poking within their mouth.

P.S.: My Friend, would you mind telling us your proven method preventing plaque forming on dog teeth? Which is best for you? Maybe I missed something, but I’m not ashamed to learn from people smarter than myself.

Thank you,

Alex

How to Fix Shy Dog’s Behavioral Problem?

The Problem

“Alex, what should I do with my dog? You know, I’ve a seven-month old German Shepherd female doggie, and some problem is with her’s behavior. She is trying to be a chief inside our house like an assertive leader individuality. We have two other dog at home; one of them is a thirteen years-old mixed breed, and the other is a two years’ GSD as well.

shy-dog-will-I-be-safe-hereThe point is that her conduct changes suddenly toward the opposite direction as soon as we exit through our gate. She becomes a shy animal to people or other dogs. Obviously, there are other dog walkers too, but I cannot stop to talk with them.

She starts a tantrum, and is hiding behind my back; she just steps into my butt. This ‘hiding behind me’ phenomenon occurs even when guests arriving to us. Once happened that I started a conversation with another dog walker handled two canines in the park. The two wanted to get to know her.

She jerked out the leash from my hand and almost ran home until I could catch her. I asked for second opinion, and they told she is precarious, considering she came from a rural farm two months ago. I don’t understand why because we love her and has everything she’s necessary. What should I do?”

Probable Reasons of Dog’s Shyness

The question above was a part of a conversation between a friend and me at our mutual hairdresser. There may be some things behind this behavior. Given that we are talking about a young dog which lives in good conditions, we need to refer to her early times. She presumably would feel herself comfortable if she were yet between those familiar conditions.

However, put ourselves into the position of this young canine (speaking figuratively). Her situation has changed; her living conditions are already others in an urban environment. She experiences new sounds and sights as well as situations, which are unfamiliar to her. She didn’t meet with so many people, dogs, street traffic, etc. before. Therefore, to catch a decent start is difficult for her in a unknown place.

I would say, she misses a good socialization which includes the habituation to these elements. And, don’t forget that all puppy experience a phase influenced by fear around their two months of age. This is one of their early stages of learning about the world. Experiencing some frightening thing during this timeframe may make them shy.

Experiences show, they’ll even be subjected to another concern in some interval between their six – fourteen months. Depending on the breeds and species this can take place even at their seventh months of age, as the dog in question is now.

Obviously, you may have a canine that got an excellent socialization and habituation to different situations. But, such vagueness and worry may occur related some stuff that won’t have disturbed them before. So, this can be a tense period to your young dog.

I  used to care to avoid horrifying situations by all means at this timeframe. And I’m trying to make countless good associations as much as possible. Anyway, the rationale she attempted to break free after which get away when possibility occurred might be that canines’ first response within a difficult scenario is an escape.

Fixing the Shy Behavior Problem

What would I do? In another post, I discussed how to overcome car travel stress in dogs. The main character of that story is also a puppy I rescued from the street. I also would apply the similar kind and slow accustoming to things.

shy-puppyAnd once she gets trust toward me then I’d produce challenging situations gradually, step by step. I’d not to drive her to handle more and more. She wouldn’t be able to deal with too much so quickly. And you would make a continuous issue which can be avoidable anyway.

And my next suggestion is to discuss your visitors to disregard her. I know from experience; people like to gain up doggies. They are prone to talk to pooches and attempt to caress them hoping dogs will take that gladly. But, people ignore one serious thing.

With their approach, they step into the dog’s personal space, and that might be interpreted as an offensive gesture. You need to ask them completely neglect the doggie as she isn’t existing. Tell your guests to do not even have a look at her.

Moving Gradually

This way, the canine will interpret the situation not offensive. She’ll perceive that your guest people do not pose a threat to her, and – after a time – she will be calm, then curious. You may make the process more smoothly by giving some tasty treats to your visitors previously when they are seated.

I would observe the process from the corner of my eye. When my canine becomes curious, I would praise her kindly. And I’d encourage my guests to throw her a piece or two treats gently. If she has accepted it, I’d ask them slowly to repeat the process. And the tasty treat – by chance – will be nearer and nearer to guests at every attempt.

I’d ask my visitors to be very patient during this process and still avoid eye contact with the pooch! They would repeat this until the treat falls by their armchair. At this time I’d let them to tell gentle words to her, without eye contact. If my canine accepted the treat and wouldn’t go away because of the speaking, then I’d allow the careful touch by my visitors and a short eye contact. This could take some time undoubtedly. However, to eliminate her timid conduct at her tempo is highly desirable.

Apply This Approach Outside

You possibly can apply something similar approach to accustom her to individuals on streets or neighbours and your buddies. Hold a certain distance from them of course, as well as let her go behind you if she would like too. You similarly give the people treats so if she reveals curiosity, they may perform the described scenario.

However, people shouldn’t even have a look at her! You then do in a similar way as with your guests did in your own home previously. In case you have family or friends and even buddies with mild and calm canines you then additionally do manage to accustom in the identical manner. Allow her to keep behind if she needs to at beginning.

Sustain a cushy distance to start with after which do the slow introduction scenario at her pace. And maybe bringing them for a collective on lead walks to begin with keeping a distance she’s pleased with also would be efficient.

Alex

P.S. Plenty of brief and kind experiences are what’s going to help you. But, you might have to wait a time until she really feels settled sufficient. Thus don’t give up at the first few failure cases. Many successes!

Magyar Agár – The Hungarian Sighthound2

I dealt with the history, development, and appearance of the Magyar Agár (Hungarian Sighthound or Greyhound) previously. I think it’s appropriate to use the Sighthound name instead of Greyhound. Reason is that this dog uses his eyes in hunting, predominantly.

Usability

magyar-agár-on-meadowBased on the overall impression, the Magyar Agár embodies the strength, endurance and speed. He is a real chasing dog with sound organizational structure, who is a disease resistant. Unlike the English Greyhound, he equally copes with plowing, stubble or frozen ground.

He can be chasing the matured buck rabbit throughout many miles. Moreover, the bigger wild is not a problem for him. He’s able to catch the deer up and pulls that down. This dog can catch the foxes and rats as well. Several dogs can oppose to the wild boar as well.

The Magyar Agár is chasing its prey with eye watching. His smell is a bit poor compared with the other dogs, but that doesn’t require at runtime. His vision is sharp; he searches with his eyes. You might say he is the falcon of the dogs. Nowadays, the people use this dog for racing instead hunting.

He is reserved a bit, but rather I would call this some aristocratic aloofness. However, this dog has open nature with great intelligence. It is a loyal dog but his owner have to win its favor. In case of improper treatment he can get away, which is difficult to prevent.

Namely, he’s able to fly through above 2.2 yards fence without touching. What is more, he also can chew his leash within seconds.

Teaching Agárs for Hunt

The hunting with Agár dogs was in fashion over the past. The Hungarian Sighthound has proven extremely valuable help in killing game before the appearance of firearms. The hunting style of these dogs – uniquely – is based on the vision and speed.

They are weighing the popping prey in a split-second, then take an explosive start and begin the chase it in a frantic pace. Their peak speed is breathtaking; it may reach up to 44 – 50 mph (70-80 km / h).

That is considered the speed of the world’s third-fastest land animals, behind the cheetah and the gazelle Thomson. In addition, it should be noted their persistence in chasing the prey. The unbridled pursuit of prey holds to its exhaustion, or to grasp it.

People commenced to teach the dog before his age of one. The habituation him to “chasing,” “string,” “saddle” was very important. Dogs in twos or threes strung together needed to go on right always, whether people lead them by foot or on horseback.

An experienced and older sighthound was in the strings always. They required to practice themselves in grassy and poor in wild plain. Namely, when the popping-up wilds jumped the string out, the dogs weren’t able to help each other.

The man holding the dogs showed the rabbit popped-up 50-step ahead and let the sighthounds lose, with a shout “go for it” he jumped them after the rabbit. The young and inexperienced sighthound followed the older one.

The first Agár reached the rabbit and hit it; the rabbit is reversed; the second dog took it. They rotated this way, so that one finally “caught,” squeezed and executed the rabbit. After the chase, they took the sighthounds string again and were returning home.

Magyar Agár as Pet

The Magyar Agár makes an enjoyable and dependable fellow, excellent for people and households that take pleasure in an energetic lifestyle. Nevertheless, this isn’t a breed that suited for everyone. He requires a whole lot of early and consecutive socialization in an effort to be properly-rounded, blissful and mentally balanced.

When you correct to train and socialize it, the Magyar Agár could make an exquisite family pet. They are typically very warm of kids and get alongside nicely with other canines within your home. These animals are very fond and dependable to their families and likewise, make wonderful watch dogs. Of course, you cannot compare his ability to a Doberman, but he indicates with barking.

Though pleased to spend a big ration of the day resting around the home, this sighthound wants loads of common exercise. If you’re in search of a dog that’s satisfied with a fast quarter-hourly walk across the block, then you’d better give up it.

The Magyar Agár needs no less than an hour to stroll daily – more is better – and advantages from further working, for example, running beside your cycle. That’s the reason I haven’t one among others, although I could love it.

Conclusion

All in all, to keeping the Magyar Agár not requires any specialty. He’s undemanding, and due to his toughness its maintenance is simple. He very well endures the Hungarian domestic climate, but he also may live inside the house, as your best friend.

P.S.: Did you know the Magyar Agár dog breed before? What was your experience with it? Please, leave me a comment letting me know that. Thank You!

Magyar Agár – The Hungarian Sighthound1

The Magyar Agár (Hungarian Sighthound or Greyhound) is an indigenous national dog breed that developed in Hungary. It was an essential tool before people applied firearms in hunting. They used it for killing the popping-up and running wild. His high initial speed and sustained gallop made him capable of doing that successfully. Let’s look at this dog breed a bit closely.

About Origin of Magyar Agár

Not just any story follows here, my dear reader. The origin of the Hungarian Sighthound – like the Transylvanian Scenthound – is going back to the distant past. When you take a look into the well of history, you need to see a few thousand years.

magyar-agárConsidering the nomads or settled nations, both groups used greyhound-type dogs for hunting in ancient times. The ancestors of today’s Hungarians performed the hunting on horseback. During their migration from Middle-Asia to Europe, a variety of oriental greyhounds or greyhound-type dogs were their helpmate in hunting.

It is believed, the living similar type dog breeds such as the Afghan, Arabic, English, Hungarian, Persian and Russian comes from a common ancestor, the Egyptian Agár. The walls of Egyptian tombs are often decorated with depictions of that type of dog. Moreover, the Egyptians portrayed their god Anubis as a Greyhound-like dog.

Of course, others are on different opinion related the origin. As traditions say, the ancient version of the Magyar Agár was wandering together with Hungarian ancestors into the Carpathian Basin more than 1100 years ago. Then this dog version – in all probabilities – could develop further by crossing with part of the dogs of inhabitants.

The next wave of development was the crossing with similar greyhound-type dogs of Turks after 1526. Archeologists found bones of greyhound-type artefacts in tombs excavated from the Árpád-era or the time of conquest. There were similar dog bones also among the Roman and Sarmatian and later archeological finds in Hungary.

For example, they found a skull in Zalavár, as well as an Agár artefact in Felgyő. The word Agár is involved in the diplomas of the Árpád dynasty too. And even the settlement Agárd founded around that time preserved the name in a diminutive form (“greyhound-kid”).

Anyway, the story goes that in the 19th century, they crossed this breed with other greyhound breeds to increase the dog’s speed. What was the result? Let’s see together.

How the Magyar Agár Looks Like?

Have you ever seen to run the Magyar Agár? It’s a fantastic sight as the tremendous energy indwelling him resurfaces. Casual, yet plastic muscles embossed his tight body make him able to move its lean physique with fast direction changes and explosive dynamism.

The Magyar Agár has a muscular, powerful physique, typical galloping structure. His front, proportions and angulation predestine him for both speed and endurance. Consequently, the overall proportionality of the Hungarian Sighthound is far more important than its size.

He has stronger bones and slightly wider head than the English Greyhound. And his greater and slightly thicker ears are also a distinctive feature. Its skull is strong and broad; the muzzle is also robust but not coarse and not pointed.

The teeth of this animal are strong and lined regularly in large, muscular jaws. He has complete scissor bite appropriate to the dental formula.  His nose is relative big and black pigmented, and the nostrils are broad. His eyes are medium-sized and dark colored.

The eyes aren’t protruding nor deep set, and their expression is keen and intelligent. This dog has set on at a medium height, well carried rose ears, clinging to the neck at rest. When the Magyar Agár is alert, his ears are erected up.

His big lungs and heart take their places in a distinctive rounded and brisket deep chest. You can see its well arched ridges that sloping far back. The staff of this dog is flat and deep; the belly is tucked up moderately. This animal has a long tail, ending at his hock.

The skin is relatively thick, fitting well all over, without folds or dewlap. His coat is short and close fitting. In winter, he develops undercoat too. His onetime typical color was yellow color of the pea with tabby version. As the times changed, they accepted nearly all dog colors.

Nevertheless, exceptions are here, like the blue and the orda, brown and black and tan. For your information, the orda is a cheese made from whey with a secondary procedure. That’s excellent to eating it freshly, at least for me.

The Size of the Magyar Agár

His size at the withers is varied between 61 – 70 centimeters (24.5 – 27.5 inches).

The weigh is from 22 to 31 kilogram (48 – 69 lb).

Side note: the body of this rare dog breed is longer than its withers height.

To be continued here.

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!

How To Do First Walk With Your Puppy?

first-walk-with-your-puppyAfter the injections gave total protection, the time arrived for the first walking of your doggie. It’s important to make sure that your initial mutual strolling won’t be an unpleasant experience, and your puppy is safe. Not every puppy will enjoy the first outdoor adventure. But, their confidence will be increased when you take special care to avoid any unnecessary stress or scathe.

When To Begin

Your doggie isn’t fully immune until two weeks passed after the second vaccination. But, you will not have to keep him locked up in the house during this time. If you did so, then he would be missed building valuable contacts, and much will be afraid when he first leaves the only safe environment he knows.

If you can bring him in your lap, then take him in your arm for shorter walks to familiarize himself with people and traffic. Using public transport or car riding is also a good idea. If you cannot keep your puppy in your lap for a long time, you can take it into your car and let him get familiar with people and other dogs.

Collar and Leash

Never put up his collar and leash only at his first walk, that’s too late! Start with that you put it up every time when your favorite leaves the house, even if you take a short drive only. Let him ramble over your house with his collar and leash, while you quietly follow him.

Once he got used to wearing the collar, force him a little with the leash to walk with you. If you only put up the collar and leash when you bring him outdoor first time, the unusual feeling around his neck will cause him thrill and panic. And it’s good to avoid that.

Make sure that the collar is definitely fit. If your doggie is panicking, then he maybe try to slip out of it and run away. This isn’t the time when the collar should be loose!

WARNING! Never put a chain around his neck because of the strong pressure will scare him. Make sure, however, that the flat buckle collar fit against the neck. In most cases, your two fingers should probably have access under the collar. And you should check that he cannot pull his head out of it.

first-walk-with-puppy-nice-collar-and-leash Other people have use harnesses to be sure that their dogs don’t run away. Of course, whatever you use, check off these devices in a safe place. Before you go out there with him ensure that the collar or harness is on your doggie securely!

Use a Cool-headed Dog as Escorts

Nothing gives more confidence to your puppy, than to go outside with an adult dog. I frequently use this trick. I let the two walk around together, and if the puppy seems pretty calm, I try to separate them a bit gradually. This way, the little pooch will get used to it sometimes goes out alone.

Choose a Quiet Time and Environment

The ideal time may be to take your puppy out early in the morning or late at evening. Fewer people are on the street on these occasions. And chose a quiet area, say a suburban street or a less busy park. Your puppy will contact with lots of new sights, sounds and smell in his first walk.

Consequently, the best is to try to schedule the walks that those should be not too intense for him. I use to plan for future walks in busy places gradually, as part of the socialization of the doggie. However, I do not rush with the process!

Observe Behavior Walking First With Your Puppy

Take your little pal out for a short walk and watch his reactions. If he is curious and happy, then I proceed on a pre-planned route, which should not be long anyway. If my pooch seem worried, I use to take a shorter walk!

However, I try not to finish the walks, while my dog is excited. I try to avoid falling in the trap of constantly soothing, because then he will think there is something to fear from! In this situation I use to distract his attention with toys, or delicious morsels.

And after he shows calmer behavior, I praise him and we go back to her home together. I listen to our canine while walking, and try to be patient. Some of puppies take time to get accustomed to the many new experiences.

Walking In Dog Parks

I do not recommend taking off the leash in the parks. (In most places, the rules do not even allow it anyway.) I approve that measure without hesitation. Namely, you never know which dog is vaccinated, or which dog has what kind of temperament.

As I mentioned earlier, a bad experience during the socialization period can affect his whole life. As the last vaccine received it’s a good idea to take your dog to a dog daycare. Your little dog may continue the development of social behavior in a friendly and safe environment.

Once our pet received all vaccinations, we can go with him more to outside. It’s beneficial to take our dog for a walk to get acquainted with other dogs, cats, and other animals. I use to encourage other people as well, to pet our dog when I walk with it.

Conclusion

All in all, it’s important to accustom your little animal with all stimuli are expected to reach him in future life. The first walks are decisive in this respect. The good socialization performed in the necessary time will result in a reliable dog and a proud owner.

P.S.: Was your first walk with your puppy problem free? How you prepared yourself and your pet for it? Share your experiences in the comments. Thanks!

Taking Your Pet Into Dog Park?

We had a wonderful weather today; the sky is cloudless with brilliant sunshine. There are still different wild flowers in the meadow. But, the leaves of the surrounding trees have started to become more colorful. So, we chose to walk with Zizi in the meadow today instead dog park. There were no other animals in one of our usual walking areas. But, she wasn’t sorrowful because of that and happily ran around.

Dog Walking Options

Of course, there isn’t a similar walking option for every dog owner. We are lucky to live in a place where the field begins a street away. So, I’ve several options to take our dog walking; the river’s bank, a small forest, the meadow – just name a few. But, those who live inside the city, also doesn’t have to give up to walk his or her canine. The dog park is their civilized opportunity for walking and playing equally.

playing-dogs-in-dog-parkAs times have passed the dog parks eventually develop in recognition continuously. So it was that getting started off as a possible unusual concept within the northwest. Then it has become a preferred thought from coast to coast, with Florida and the Golden State at the forefront with abundant dog parks.

For What Kind of Dogs

Even so, there are two questions. The first question is that for your canine, a dog park is appropriate or not. And the second one is if your puppy or adult dog is prepared for that. Namely, you may hear dog owners really say varying opinions about these opportunities.

Certain canines feel excited by them and adjust them immediately. But, other doggies – probably the shy animals – can feel themselves  unpleasantly and spend there a tougher time. In case you have a little dog or maybe a puppy you ought to concentrate on to whatever they’re doing throughout staying at that park.

Suggestions for Entrants of Dog Park

Below you will find some suggestions that will help you determine if a dog park is an efficient area for you to bring your animal there.

*    Your family dog or puppy must be putting on an ID and a collar every time he or she goes to the dog park.

*    There is an age limit. When you possess a puppy, she, or he needs to be no less than four months old. Six months is more competently.

*    Your animal should be correctly certified, injected and healthy. If your dog has acquired shots freshly it is best to wait a fortnight to enable the vaccines to have effect.

*    In the case, your puppy or adult canine is receptive, keep him or her at home.

*    You need to keep your leash together with you in any respect times, because anytime you might need it.

*    You must clean the place once your dog done its business there.

*    If your furry friend reveals any hints of hostility, then going to go to a dog park isn’t a wise idea for you.

*    Don’t depart your puppy or grownup dog unwatched or enable them to go out from your sight. Issues occur rapidly in a dog park, and you might want to get your canine quickly.

*    Keep in mind, you’ll be legitimately liable for your furry pal and something they actually do – consisting of making any injuries to others. To avoid this, I advise you to practice basic training commands with your dog earlier.

And what’s next?

Considering the above, if you wish to bring your dog or puppy to a dog park, then being nicely-socialized will help. If he or she already knows how to do together with different animals that’s fine. But, when this would be your pet’s first interaction with grownup canines, he’ll be receiving a genuine smash experience.

Needless to say your canine will probably be come across different dogs. A few could be more unbridled compared to others. Another might act roughly when playing. Keep your close attention on your dog in situations when you do need to take him or her out.

No doubt, if your doggie is overloaded or dislike the dog park it’s best to take him or her out. It would be pointless to remain there if he doesn’t feel himself well.

Anyway, plenty of canines go to the dog parks. They’re all expected to be injected, though that doesn’t imply that a few of them aren’t holding other items that your pet may get. Your adult dog or puppy might deliver home something causes him flux or vomiting. Every time check your favorite rigorously when you finally go back home to verify he’s without any anomaly.

Conclusion

Your dog or puppy could possibly have an enjoyable experience at the dog park supposing you take preventative measures to maintain him safe. I also use to go there with my Labrador-German Shepherd and have good experiences. I only can recommend you try not to lose sight of your animal and observe what he’s working on, and both of you will be okay.

A dog park example is the Bark Park inside Snyder Park, 3299 S.W. 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL -33315 . According to visitors; this park is large enough and clean, suitable to socialize your animal. There are two fenced areas thus the smaller and larger dogs are separated. Ponds to swim and agility devices to exercise are there. The water is cleaned when necessary.

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How to Live With Handicapped Dogs?

Dogs are very much like us humans. The remembrance of canines is so much more human-like. Their memory is permitting our best friend to imitate our actions, even with some delays. Majority of them see the world in any specific second relatively as people do. But there are other similarities as well. For instance, dogs can have the same kind of handicaps that people possess.

They may lose a limb, be born deaf or blind, or experience handicaps due to declining health in later years. There are also some health problems that would qualify a dog as handicapped such as megaesophagus problems or other congenital issues.

(When your dog has megaesophagus, the gullet expanded so it doesn’t push food items down to the stomach. Due to this fact, what your dog eats fails to take into the gastric. And sometimes the food stays within the esophagus, and is ultimately regurgitated. Alternatively, it declines within the esophagus or enters the lungs via breathing.)

The megaesophagus illness can occur in dogs, cats and humans anyway. All in all, for you, the owner, living with your dog that has a drawback can be a challenge.

Preparing Yourself and Your Home

If you are living with a handicapped dog, then you probably already know that you may spend more than your share of time at your vet’s office. It is important to get a good diagnosis and to have a vet who you trust. Your dog’s care and quality of life will depend on establishing a suitable working relationship with your vet.

Consequently, find a veterinarian who understands your dog’s condition and who will talk to you about your dog. Don’t be afraid to ask for referral to a specialist if necessary. There are continual veterinary advances so it’s a good idea for you to try to do your own research. This way, you are aware of any new treatments that could help your dog.

When it comes to living with a handicapped dog, it’s possible that you will need to make some special adjustments in your home for your canine. For example, if your dog has trouble walking you may need to assist him with a harness when he goes up and down stairs.

There is a chance that you live with a blind dog. Then it’s a good idea to keep large pieces of furniture in the same positions. This way, your dog will become accustomed to where they are and plot his course around them. If you move, then he will bump into things.

Treating Handicapped dogs

Some dogs are able to handle some handicaps much more easily than others. Deaf dogs often can be trained to learn hand signals. Using hand signals you can train your dog in all the typical obedience commands and many other orders.

As long as your dog can see you, he will be able to follow your commands. If your dog is unilaterally deaf – hard of hearing in one ear – you probably won’t even know that he has any deafness at all.

paralized-handicapped-dogDogs which have lost a limb are usually well able to compensate and are very mobile on three legs. I have seen examples of this, and more than one. There are dogs, which have severe problems with two limb. I mean those canines which are paralyzed in their hind legs.

They can be fitted with a cart or wheelchair and remain very active. The wheelchairs can be collapsed and taken by the dog when he travels. Some dogs are still able to go hiking with their owners using their wheelchairs.

As the Years Passes

It may happen that you have an elderly dog which is beginning to develop some handicaps. Then you will need to take each one separately and try to work through the problem. If your dog’s eyesight is beginning to fail, for instance, help your dog down steps at night. Walk him outside to potty, especially if he has problems seeing through shadows at night.

If his hearing is starting to fail, expect to call him a few times before he comes or goes to find him and bring him in for dinner. If he is developing some arthritis, talk to your vet to see if he may need some pain medication to help him.

Conclusion

Living with the handicapped dogs isn’t always easy but canines are much more resilient than we sometimes believe. They can often overcome great difficulties. If your dog has a handicap, then try to find some creative ways to help him make his life easier. Your dog will be willing to work with you and try new things as long as you make the effort.

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Dogs Burying Food But Why?

As I observed throughout the times, dogs burying food purposively. It occurred many times that my dog got large pieces of meat or other food. In my presence – or if my other dog was there – she took it into her mouth. Then she carried it a few yards away, before she began to eat. This behavior is hereditary, and its function was to safeguard her food from rivals.

The Food Possession

The wild meat-eating animals are burying the prey to secure that from scavengers as well as to conceal that out of sight of their peers. Of course, the wolf cannot perfectly hide food with burying from flock fellows and other mammals. But, it reduces the risk that the rest of the pack will find it.

It often happened that I fed four – five dogs at the same time. Each had their own food separately. No one did try to take food from the other until an unwanted piece of meat was not specifically greater than his own. Or, until he thought that the other food owner animal wasn’t weaker than him.

Conversing the thing: if more than one dog at the same time comes to food, each “exposed to the risk” that one of her stronger companions – who in addition got smaller pieces of food – try to steal its “prey.” Therefore, the dog tries to safeguard its meals, and the larger the piece of food, the more it tends to do so.

Which Dog Buries His Food

Usually, a definitely hungry dog doesn’t dig down his food. The food hiding response is not elicited as long as the dog is not eating enough. However, it may happen that your animal – if simultaneously received multiple bones – doesn’t start to eat them.

He rather hides the majority or even all of them, even if he didn’t eat for hours. The hiding of bones or foods is elicited usually, regardless of whether there is another dog nearby. The dog which hides dog food or bones, shows a typical behavior.

For example, Roll (our GSD) took the bone into her mouth slowly, and carefully went away with stiff, but definitely upward pointing tail. She seemed almost purposeful although was not moving towards specific direction. However, she showed certain aggressive mood, and accordingly took a self-posture flasher.

According to my observations, mainly the different-sized raw meat pieces and bones launch the food burying activity. The food hiding realized mostly in such cases when your dog isn’t able to eat the food immediately. However, he eats the smaller pieces right away even in the presence of possible rivals.

My further observation is that dogs never bury chunks of bread or other “artificial” or soft food. They only hide those foods, which have an animal origin.

Phases of Food Burying

dogs-burying-foodThe first phase of the food hiding conduct is to search for an appropriate place. This “compliance” is far from clear. If your dog hides his food out of your house, he is usually looking for a place where to dig a hole is the easiest. This is usually a secluded place with soft soils.

If your doggie is living inside, he tries to hide his excess food or bones into the most surprising and the less appropriate places. He tries to hide those between your closet and the wall, into the corners of upholstered furniture, under your bed and so on.

At the burying food into the soil outdoor, your canine digs a hole, same-sized as his head. He put the bones or meals into that. As Doris, my boxer, dug the hole the bone was lying near her front legs. Obviously, she wanted to keep an eye on it while digging.

When the pit was completed, she put the bone into the hole with her nose. Then, repeatedly touched her nose to the bone – kept pressed and “arranged” it, for the proper hiding. Then – by applying her nose – she tucked the soil over the bone so that the trace of digging was barely visible.

One of my friends keeps a Spaniel inside their apartment. His pooch also tries to perform the bone hiding maneuver but fails always. Obviously, the movement of the nasal bone sanctuary is impossible. So their dog picks up the food, and then starts the hiding operation somewhere else repeatedly. Finally, starts to chew the bone.

What Happen When He’s Interrupted

This “hiding behavior” formed interestingly when you interrupt your dog during the action. If a human or an animal is approached your dog when digging a hole and hide the food, often he removes the bone from the hole. He takes it a few feet away, and digs it down somewhere else – even within sight!

Your dog usually guards the buried bones. In this case, my Fox terrier (Tick-Tock) was lying the way his head was very close to the buried bone. But, his nose showed towards a different direction than the hideout. His nose wasn’t “show” towards the bone, because he didn’t want to make clear the hidden location of food to other dogs. Although in other situations, the dog’s nose turns to the thing rightly which he’s interested in.

Your dog remembers to days, weeks or even months where he buried the food. When my Tick-Tock was in his player’s mood, or if he was hungry – but often even when another dog appears near the hidden food – dug out the “booty” he possibly buried months ago, and began to eat.

My other observation is that the dogs sometimes just dig up the bone and move to another location for hide it again immediately. Presumably, some special mood – or the sudden appearance of another dog near the buries’s place – reminds him the dog food’s hidden place. The smell of food buried apparently does not play a crucial role. The reason is among other things that this way the other dog is readily noticing it.

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Choosing the Best Dog Breed for Family

I believe, selection of the best dog breed differs from that of your spouse. Although the former relationship is the same for many years, but the partner doesn’t have a say into your decision. This means that for us, humans have dual responsibility to choose a companion dog. Namely, in a good case, the dog fits into our living with the least possible difficulty.

Why Choosing the Best Dog Breed for You Is Important?

Have you seen a good-looking man pulling his coat collar high on a dark street, as he yanks a pink sweater dressed ponytail hair styled Westie after him? I was lucky (?) to see such a scene. And although the picture could be funny, it hurt my heart to think about what feeling could it be to the poor doggie.

Who just understand so much from the thing that his owner rather would be anywhere than with him on the street. I’m not able to imagine what that man thought before he brought home that little canine. And I’m wondering which one of them has changed since then, he or his dog?

And who hasn’t heard a fighting dog owner, as he asseverates that his dog is so disciplined that may not happen to turn against a family member. (Unless the pack leader host wasn’t there, and the child was crawling on all fours to have fun with playing tug of war with this dog’s ears.)

The consequences of a bad choice: unhappy owners, sorrowful dogs, and – what could be the worst – even accidents. However, the best dog breed that meets you, the owner’s needs gives a lot to your family; unconditional love, care and attention. And a canine involuntary influence you to switch to the healthy lifestyle. And even it is good for depression as well.

Who Is Match to Whom?

which-is-the-best-dog-breed?Finding the best dog breed for your loved ones is a more serious decision you do than it seems firstly. You can come across approximately four hundreds canine breeds. From that amount, you can separate around 320 of pure breeds. And there are around 80, consisting of mixings breeders developed from the pure breeds.

There are breeds, which integrated to humans but kept their hereditary characteristics. However, on the other hand, people changed the dogs – like to be smaller or larger than the primary breed. Apart from that, you need to consider all canine breeds hold particular abilities, characteristics, dimension, function and temperament.

Every dog species found within the best dog breed for you will possess some mutual  elements. That means, for instance, dogs whose functions were hunting earlier people bred differently to lessen the hunting predisposition. This way, they make that dog more desirable as family favorite. Namely, the hunting means him only is stopping at food market to carry the dinner material the housewife bought home.

Dog Groups

The  main dog breed categories are these: companions, guards, scent hounds, sighthound, spaniels, spitz and herding, terriers, toys and working. Obviously, this doesn’t contain the mongrels, because to know  their precise inheritance is impossible.

Every one of the breeds is better known for its capability to fulfill certain characteristic tasks. We can say that historically, working dogs were every canine. They were assisting people by fetching prey, guarding goods, herding sheep, holding cattle, or possible persecuting the fleeing.

The household pets were infrequent that way than they are nowadays. The genetic code is something that still involves in all dog breeds as a trait of their original work type. It’s advisable for you to know how your prospective canine is programmed genetically prior you take him home.

Genetic Programming Dictates

Which canine is a watchdog by nature probably won’t be functioned as the cuddly playfellow for your toddler. Another example can be a rescued greyhound, which is quiet and gentle. However, it has to have lots of outside running opportunities. Consequently, a couch potato owner isn’t the perfect match for a dog that may accelerate to the speeds of as much as 45 mph.

You may think the best dog breed would be a medium to large canine for your family. You possibly imagine that may be simply trained and defensive over your kids. If this is so, a herding or pastoral animal such as a Collie, Old English sheepdog, or Welsh Corgi could be your proper solution. The inherent aptitude they’ve for keeping flock within the pasture conform to supervise your children in your yard and keeping away intruders.

Or, your idea might be a small-sized doggie for entertaining without other expectations. In this case, consider the toy dog breed. You may choose canines among Chihuahua, King Charles Spaniel, Manchester Terrier, Pekingese, Poodle, Pug or a Shih Tzu.

Naturally, don’t expect lots of work performed by this group. According to my observation, the toy dog breeds are brought to perfection finding methods to let you work for them. As if this was just the cats.

As the hunter partners and staunch companion, the hunting dog breeds possess proud traditions. These animals will be the Cocker Spaniel, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Irish Setter, Golden Retriever, Hungarian Vizsla, Labrador Retriever.

Especially it may be that you’re not paying homage to the goddess of hunting, Diana. Apart from that, provide these canines that type of open air lifestyle, which helps them feel useful in the manner that’s part of their own legacy.

Conclusion

The best dog breed for everyone would be different. Some breeds need space, whilst some require primping for demonstrate that rivals what fashion models show you. There is a good chance that a mongrel could be the easiest breed to carry home and love.

In all of sizes and shapes, these canines have bearded difficulties that put them into a shelter. Although what they need is a loving home. Adopt one of them and you’ll have a devoted buddy for its lifespan.

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