There is such a range of dog food brands on the market today. Everything from grocery store brands that have been around for many years, to brands that have been created with this whole shift in thinking that organic is best and raw dog food is better than kibbles. It leaves a lot of people worried about whether their dog’s diet is actually adequate. Not only has the shift for organics changed the way people eat and feed their families, now it reflects how they feed their dogs. But like many dog owners, I have found myself wondering, does it REALLY matter? What is my dog missing in his or her diet? And how will I know?
As I entertain dog forums and dog “frequently asked question” sites, it is a common theme that people are shocked to find that – when introducing a second dog to a family; the first dog who was previously an angel, suddenly lashes out with aggression. This takes many families by surprise and has them wondering – “what’s wrong with our dogs?”, not “what’s wrong with us?”
The Neapolitan Mastiff can be traced back to ancient Egypt, Persia, Mesoptamia and Asia. They were also used in the Roman army. It is rumoured that they wore spiked leather collars to injure the enemy`s horses.
Today, the Neapolitan Mastiff has found fame in an acting role as, Fang, a dog in the Harry Potter movie.
(Pregnant Mother and Young Girl. Picture from Google Images)
Ever wonder if your dog can tell you are pregnant (or were pregnant)? And just how much do they understand? Well dogs can tell when a human woman is expecting almost from the moment of conception because they are so in tuned to our:
- Scent. A woman’s scent changes after becoming pregnant. It may not be obvious to her or other people, but dogs can pick up on even subtle changes
Give a Little Pumkin This Fall
As an update to my last article on Titan, Sensible Peace of an Older Dog , I have tried various way to relieve his stool urgency and incontinence. I need to mention that you should not try any of these suggestions on your own at home before you consulting your dog’s veterinarian. Titan has a very specific reason for his stool incontinence; everything we tried was done in close communication with the veterinarian. These are things that worked for Titan, they may or may not be effective with other dog’s with similar or difference reasons for their urgency and stool incontinence.
Among All Other Domesticated and Wild Animals
Guaranteed This Boy’s Dog Will Go To His Water Bowl! (Even if the dog thinks the cracker will be the reward!lol.) Picture From Google Images
Domesticated dogs are the only animals that have the ability to follow complex verbal commands and body language from their human friends. The most unique example of dog’s capabilities are their ability to follow the human point.
Clipping your dog`s toe nails on a regular basis prevents up to 90% of foot and leg problems seen by vetrinarians!
Dog nail trimming promotes:
- Mobility – by having properly trimmed nails, a dog can walk and run without pain
Health – Regualr nail trimming prevents cracked and split nails which can cause nail and foot infections in dogs
Provides Comfort – A dog with trimmed nails will not be looking to shorten his own nails on your furniture or on you!
Regularly brushing your dog provides:
- Increased blood flow to your dog`s skin surface
Increased shine and hair health because of better circulation to hair follicles
A relaxing and calming message for your dog
An oppertunity to quietly bond with your dog
Free your dog`s coat of looses hairs and dirt
Facilliate your dog`s coat to adjust to changing seasons faster
Titan`s Scissor Clippers
So after years of searching, my veterinarian recommended some trimmers that look like pliers. I told him I had weak wrists and needed something that I could use. He said this would work because there was a spring contraption in the handles that helped with the pressure. Excited that this would finally solve my paw problems I dashed off to the pet store to get myself a pair. I knew just what I wanted because the veterinarian had shown me a pair that he had.