The Dog Visitor & News Magazine 2022 & Dog&Fancier https://thedogvisitor.com/rss/author/Dog-Fancier The Dog Visitor & News Magazine 2022 & Dog&Fancier en Copyright 2022 thedogvisitor.com & All Rights Reserved. In The Press: MycoDog Awarded Natural Dog Supplement Product of the Year Award https://thedogvisitor.com/in-the-press-mycodog-awarded-natural-dog-supplement-product-of-the-year-award https://thedogvisitor.com/in-the-press-mycodog-awarded-natural-dog-supplement-product-of-the-year-award CBD Dog Health is so happy to share that our Founder, Angela Ardolino, has done it again, and created MycoDog, a sustainable line of all-natural medicinal mushroom extracts for pets. She is excited to announce that MycoDog has been honored with the Natural Dog Vitamin/Supplement Product of the Year Award in the 2022 Independent Pet Innovation Awards, hosted by the Mindful Awards organization.

The Pet Innovation awards were designed to research, analyze and then recognize the “Innovative” leaders in the most competitive categories within the Pet Care industry. With over 2,000 nominations for the 4th annual Pet Innovation Awards, the competition was extremely fierce and Angela could not be prouder to have MycoDog recognized amongst such an impressive list of top companies and innovations in the Pet care industry.

When my doberman Nina was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, I researched the best medicinal mushrooms to help Nina’s body fight the cancer. I created MycoDog, a sustainable line of mushroom extracts  for dogs, to help not only my dogs, but every dog’s best health.” said Angela Ardolino, MycoDog Owner and Founder. “So I’m incredibly proud to have MycoDog recognized as the Natural Dog Supplement Product of the Year!” 

mycodog mushrooms and cbd for dogsWhen creating MycoDog, Angela knew that pet parents deserve to be offered mushroom extracts for dogs that contain a combination of the most beneficial mushrooms and complementary adaptogens. By combining different types of mushrooms for our pets, we can harness the unique therapeutic properties each has to offer, while benefiting from the synergistic relationship between different species of mushrooms and other adaptogens.

In collaboration with myco-alchemist Jason Scott, Angela created three mushroom tinctures for dogs, all triple-extracted from the fruiting bodies of fungi cultivated and wild-harvested in North America. Mushroom tinctures for dogs that can help with common but severe pet ailments like cancer, autoimmune disease, IVDD, CCD, respiratory issues, cardiovascular issues, kidney and liver support, and immune support. 

Angela created Vitality for her doberman Nina who has been battling osteosarcoma for two years, Clarity was created after losing her 16 year old dog, Daisy, to CCD (Canine Cognitive Disorder), and Breathe was designed for her senior dog Odie, who needs extra cardiovascular and respiratory support.

To learn more about Angela’s journey or MycoDog Mushrooms for Dogs, visit AngelaArdolino.com or MycoDog.com 

 

 

About Angela Ardolino:

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Angela Ardolino, founder and CEO of MycoDog, is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, her animal rescue farm, as well as two locations of a natural pet salon and shop, Beautify the Beast. She’s also the founder of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products designed specifically for pets and Your Natural Dog where she hand-picks natural products alongside trusted vets for dog owners like you.

To see Angela on her rescue farm today, surrounded by animals, is to truly see her in her element. Looking at this furry, joyful family you would never suspect that Angela and her pets were once full of aches, pains and anxiety. Angela is the mother to Odie (15-year-old mini-schnauzer), Nina (10-year-old Doberman), Jolene (9-year-old mutt), Maza (9-year-old mutt), Rhemi (10-year-old poodle), multiple ducks, roosters, chickens and geese, plus pigs Ellie and Penelope, Brenda the one-legged pigeon, and the many dogs that she fosters from time-to-time at Fire Flake Farm.

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What are Adaptogens? https://thedogvisitor.com/what-are-adaptogens https://thedogvisitor.com/what-are-adaptogens As pet parents, we want to see our pets happy and stress-free, without resorting to harmful pharmaceuticals. Luckily there are some wonderful plants, mushrooms and herbs out there that can help your dog manage stress effectively and safely, known as Adaptogens! The unique properties of adaptogens make them super beneficial for our pets in helping them manage stress and immune system challenges they may face.

What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are defined as substances that “enhance the state of nonspecific resistance” in stress. Simply put, they are herbs that help our bodies respond and recover to both short and long-term mental and physical stress. Stress is a physiological condition linked with the neurological, endocrine, and immune system. Without proper management of stress, the body will begin to experience negative physical and mental side effects such as weight gain, generalized anxiety, immune dysfunction, and depression. Besides battling the effects of stress, some adaptogens can even help with immune system response and help promote feelings of overall well being. 

How do Adaptogens Work?

Adaptogens work differently than other substances, because instead of simply boosting or suppressing function of the body’s various systems, it works on a molecular level to balance the responses produced by the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. All of these glands help manage our responses to stress. When we experience stress, our bodies experience something called General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS). There are 3 stages of GAS response that our bodies experience: 

Alarm Phase

The first sign of stress triggers an alarm in the body that causes blood pressure and body temperature to drop, as though the body is injured. This only lasts for a short amount of time, then a counter-reaction occurs, which signals the body to release chemicals like adrenaline to help your body respond appropriately. The sympathetic nervous system is then activated to manage the fight or flight response by the body.

Resistance Phase

The Alarm Phase can only last so long, so in order to help the body deal with the stress, cortisol is released to help you continue to deal with the stressor and repair any possible damage to the body. 

Exhaustion Phase

In a normal acute stress situation, eventually the body’s endocrine system becomes exhausted and by this period hopefully the threat has been neutralized. Your body’s resources for dealing with stress are depleted and rest must occur. However, in the case of chronic stress, this regular depletion of the endocrine system’s resources leads to weakness and damage throughout the body, causing things like ulcers, heart disease, and high blood pressure. This is what’s known as “maladaptive stress” and it’s where adaptogens come in handy.

Adaptogens for Stress in Pets

Instead of a bell curve effect of low→high→low seen during a typical stress response, when adaptogens are used, the body maintains a more stable state throughout the entire stress response period. Essentially, adaptogens help the body respond to stress by achieving homeostasis throughout the process rather than having the body go through a wave of chemical responses.

How exactly do they do this? Depending on the adaptogen being used, they “hack” the body’s response to stress. Each adaptogen uniquely protects the body from a heightened or prolonged stress response by triggering the body to release chemicals that counteract the stress response. For example, Ashwagandha, a very well-known adaptogen, works by reducing the body’s cortisol production, thus lowering the overall stress response. 

By keeping the body in a state of homeostasis, adaptogens not only help individuals cope with short and long-term stress in a more manageable way, but they also help to avoid the health problems associated with chronic stress. 

So let’s discuss some adaptogens, and how they each work on fighting stress and chronic disease. 

Turmeric

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Possibly one of the most well-known and powerful herbs on the planet, the benefits of turmeric for pets are wide-ranging. Due to its many bioactive compounds, this amazing root has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, and pain-relieving properties. It also is used to help with wound healing, diabetes, cognition, depression, and arthritis, among many others. 

Consuming turmeric on its own is hard for the body to absorb, so it’s best to take turmeric alongside a fat source or with black pepper to enhance its bioavailability. Our EASE: Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil for dogs, cats and horses, is formulated with frankincense and turmeric, to target inflammation, balance the immune system and soothe your pet’s aches and pains.

Frankincense

Frankincense is a resin that originates from the Boswellia tree and is only found in Africa. It supports healthy cellular function, strengthens the immune system, rejuvenates skin, balances mood, and is soothing. Frankincense is useful for many ailments, like cancer, allergies, joint pain, and asthma. Frankincense works as an adaptogen for stress by lowering levels of corticosterone, and increasing restful sleep. Frankincense and Turmeric are an important part of our Ease tincture for dogs, cats and horses, targeting inflammation and strengthening the immune system. 

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Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful plant with purple flowers and is one of the most well-known essential oils. Lavender essential oil can be beneficial for pets, it comes from the flowers of the plant and is renowned for its calming properties. It calms anxious minds, promotes restful sleep, and reduces tension.

This is why we formulated our Calm: CBD oil for dogs with anxiety, as well as cats and horses experiencing stress and anxiety, with the added benefits of lavender essential oil. It is also great for minor skin irritations and promoting wound healing

Rhodiola

Also known as arctic root or golden root, this herb helps fight anxiety, fatigue, and depression. Rhodiola helps increase your body’s resistance to stress, and helps improve symptoms of burnout that occur from chronic stress. For depression, it helps balance neurotransmitters in your brain thus having antidepressant-like effects. Rhodiola can also improve brain function, in key areas like learning and memory. 

Ginseng

Ginseng is an amazing adaptogenic root that has many unique properties. Ginseng has been used for centuries, especially in traditional Chinese medicine. Ginseng has antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as benefiting cognition, stress, blood pressure, and fighting fatigue. There are several species of ginseng; depending on the origin of the ginseng, its properties and benefits can vary. 

Maca

Sometimes called Peruvian Ginseng, this cruciferous vegetable native to Peru has long been used for a variety of ailments. Maca may help improve mood, energy, cognitive function, and skin health. Since maca is a food, it is a wonderful source of fiber, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri, also known as Waterhyssop, is a century’s old herb used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has many brain-boosting benefits and is also a powerful antioxidant. Due to its ability to fight oxidative stress in the brain, Bacopa Monnieri is a powerful tool in combating neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Bacopa Monnieri also reduces inflammation and pain, boosts cognitive function, and reduces stress and anxiety by reducing cortisol. 

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, is a well-known adaptogenic herb. It has been used for thousands of years to alleviate many neurological issues. Ashwagandha may help reduce anxiety and stress by controlling cortisol and other key stress response chemicals. Due to its unique stress-relieving properties, it also helps with sleep dysfunction and mental health disorders. Studies have also shown that ashwagandha may help reduce inflammatory markers in the body like C-reactive protein. Ashwagandha is one of the most popular adaptogens for a reason, since its benefits are wide-ranging, and it is well tolerated and quite safe. 

Because of the numerous benefits of ashwagandha, our founder Angela Ardolino included it in all three of her MycoDog sustainable mushroom extract tinctures for pets.

vitality mushrooms for dogs mushroom extract healing pet dog adaptogensShiitake

Shiitake mushrooms are a type of fungus that is found naturally growing on decaying trees. They are used around the world as supplements to help fight many ailments. Shiitake is thought to promote longevity and immunity, improve circulation, fight inflammation and even have cancer-fighting properties. Potency can vary greatly depending on the source, so make sure the mushroom supplement you’re using is from the fruiting body of the mushroom and has guaranteed beta-glucan content for maximum effectiveness. 

Your pet can receive the benefits of Shiitake mushrooms in MycoDog’s Vitality Mushroom extract tincture for dogs, formulated with a proprietary water extract of Turkey Tail, Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Chaga, Artist Conk and Red Belted Conk, with Astragalus Root and Ashwagandha. MycoDog’s Vitality tincture was designed to help support dogs dealing with cancer, autoimmune disease, liver issues and respiratory issues.

clarity mycodog mushrooms for dogs alzheimers ccd dementia brain health dogs adaptogensLion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane is another amazing ancient mushroom with dynamic properties and is thus known as a “functional mushroom” since it has so many potential health benefits. It supports a healthy inflammatory response, fights oxidative stress, boosts brain function, and as many mushrooms do, it supports a healthy immune system response. Lion’s Mane is most notable for its brain-boosting effects by supporting memory, focus, and fighting cognitive decline

Angela Ardolino knew the benefits of Lion’s Mane mushrooms, and you can share them with your pet with MycoDog’s Clarity Mushroom extract tincture for dogs, formulated with a proprietary water extract of Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Cordyceps, with Bacopa Monnieri and Ashwagandha.

Turkey Tail

Turkey Tail mushroom is one of the most well-known mushrooms due to its clinically tested cancer-fighting properties. Other than its anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties, Turkey Tail is also an amazing stress-fighting adaptogen. By interacting with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, Turkey Tail helps stabilize cortisol levels when you are experiencing stress, helping you achieve balance quicker.  Turkey Tail is high in bioactive compounds like PSK, which have been heavily studied in their immuno-supportive abilities. 

MycoDog’s Vitality Mushroom extract tincture for dogs is formulated with a proprietary water extract of Turkey Tail, Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Chaga, Artist Conk and Red Belted Conk, with Astragalus Root and Ashwagandha. MycoDog’s Vitality tincture was designed to help support dogs dealing with cancer, autoimmune disease, liver issues and respiratory issues.

breathe mycodog mushrooms for dogs extract tincture supplement adaptogens pugs brachycephalicReishi

Reishi is another functional mushroom that is largely known for its stress-relieving effects. In traditional Chinese medicine, Reishi is known as “the mushroom of immortality” because of its all-encompassing health benefits. Reishi is one of the most popular adaptogens because it has such a wide range of benefits. Reishi is an outstanding stress reliever, helping with anxiety and sleep disturbances by its ability to activate GABA receptors in the brain. Other than its stress-relieving properties, Reishi is also an amazing source of amino acids, and also helps support the GI tract, lower urinary tract, respiratory tract, and helps maintain proper blood sugar levels. 

Because of Reishi’s wide range of health benefits, Angela Ardolino included Reishi in all three of MycoDog’s mushroom extract tinctures for pets.

CBD

HEAL Tincture and Golden Retrievers

We can’t finish talking about adaptogens without mentioning the most amazing one: Cannabis!

Hemp which is a cannabis plant contains thousands of beneficial compounds including 114 Cannabinoids including CBD and THC. All adaptogens work to achieve homeostasis by regulating the HPA axis. A full spectrum hemp extract (CBD) is no different in that respect, but it works to achieve homeostasis by regulating the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Other adaptogens don’t have the power that a Full Spectrum Hemp extract (CBD) does to regulate this system to such a degree that all the body’s systems come into balance, not just the HPA axis. By utilizing the ECS, a wider effect can be achieved, and the damaging effects of chronic stress can be better managed.

Using a Full Spectrum Hemp extract alongside other adaptogens creates a synergy, making them more powerful and effective. The Full Spectrum Hemp extract (CBD) will activate receptors in the brain to promote mental wellbeing, while also reducing pain and inflammation, achieving the ultimate synthesis of stress relief and overall wellbeing. 

 

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Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:19:44 -0800 Dog-Fancier
Your Puppy’s Nearly Home For Christmas! Have You Thought Of Everything It Needs? https://thedogvisitor.com/your-puppys-nearly-home-for-christmas-have-you-thought-of-everything-it-needs https://thedogvisitor.com/your-puppys-nearly-home-for-christmas-have-you-thought-of-everything-it-needs Thinking of adding a four-legged friend to the family for Christmas? What an amazing time! A puppy’s energy is infectious and tried and tested to turn the dismissive other half’s opinion around in under a week! “Introducing a new puppy to your home is a wonderful experience and the Christmas fun could make it even more enjoyable.” Says Alex Bennett, Head of Marketing at leading pet insurer, petGuard. “However, it’s important to make sure that you have all the key bits covered and that you have the right kit before letting your new furry family member settle in.” Adds Bennett. Here’s our puppy checklist to make sure you’re ready for move-in day.

Puppy Toys

Your new puppy is guaranteed to be curious and excited when he/she first moves in. A good option to occupy their energy is with toys. Plush toys and teething toys are great choices.

Puppy Food

For the first four months, you should feed your puppy four meals a day to support their initial growth. After this, three meals a day is suitable for up to six months. After the six-month mark, two meals a day are recommended as they start to move into adulthood. Water and food bowls are also important to consider. Think about the size of your puppy’s breed when it reaches adulthood when you’re choosing as they won’t stay pocket-sized for long!

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Puppy Bed

Puppy beds are another essential, and like food and water bowls, the right one will depend on the size and needs of your puppy. Make sure to do your research before choosing.

Puppy Collars

When your puppy first ventures out, you’re going to need to invest in the right collar. We’d highly recommend an adjustable collar, so all those meals don’t add up to a new collar every month!

Flea and Worm Treatment

To keep your puppy happy and healthy, it’s important to start monthly flea and worm treatments after his/her first eight weeks. If you’re not sure where to start, your vet can provide good advice.

Puppy Crate

It’s important to get your puppy used to its crate early on as he/she settles in. You can use methods like leaving food in the crate to get them increasingly comfortable. Once again, make sure to think about room for growth.

ID Tag

For safety reasons and as a legal requirement, dogs need to wear identification with your name and address (although we’d advise leaving your puppy’s name off so nobody else could identify and collect them from the finder).

This list is a great starting point for getting the items that’ll help your puppy settle into its new home at Christmas. “While there are many recommended items for you to think about when you get your new puppy, make sure to do your own research and remember to check in with how your companion is responding” concludes Bennett.

Find the full guide here:

https://www.petguard.co.uk/puppy-checklist

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Your Dog&Friendly Denver Weekend: December 10&11, 2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/your-dog-friendly-denver-weekend-december-10-11-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/your-dog-friendly-denver-weekend-december-10-11-2022 Snow way! Only two more weeks ‘til Christmas you say?! Pup’s got several loved ones to shop for, and she’s not about to settle for some basic store bought gift. Lucky for you, we’ve got your dog-friendly weekend list with opportunities for finding that perfect prezzie plus a chance to see Santa and get some exercise. Your doggo will love these Denver events.  

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1. Denver Makers Market

The Shed at Midtown, Denver
Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

It’s been a busy week and all your woofer wants to do is spend every moment of the weekend with you. You’ve still got holiday shopping to do, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be together! Head to the Denver Makers Market to browse creations from local artisans, crafters, and vendors. Sign up to attend (free) and be eligible for a grand prize giveaway featuring items from the makers. Get there early—the first 50 pre-registered customers get a bag of goodies at check in.

2. Belleview Station Holiday BAZAAR

Belleview Station, Denver
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Take the stress out of holiday shopping when you sip, shop, and mingle your way through the Belleview Station Holiday BAZAAR. With 70+ craft vendors and fashion trucks, holiday-themed pop-up bars, heated beer garden and street food, you and pup’ll be feeling holly jolly in no time. Entry is free, but you can purchase fun add-ons like bottomless mimosas, a cookie decorating workshop, or gingerbread house decorating.

3. Santa Paws at Copper Kettle Brewing

Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Denver 
Saturday, December 10, 4–7 p.m.

You’re running out of time to make sure pupper gets back on the nice list after digging up the neighbor’s garden (she was only trying to help!) A visit with Santa to explain the situation, plus a donation to Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue should do the trick. For just $10, you’ll get a pic with Saint Nick, plus enough philanthropup points to ensure a full stocking on Christmas morning.

4. Ugly Sweater Party at Bruz Beers

Bruz Beers (Midtown), Denver
Saturday, December 10, 5–9 p.m.

It ain’t the holidays if you’re not drinking in matching sweaters with pup! Head to Bruz Beers Midtown for their annual Ugly Sweater Party, and you’ll score $1 off drafts for dressing the part. The Pie Queen will be in the house with her decadent pie and singing Christmas tunes from 5–6 p.m., and Teague Starbuck will play live from 7–9 p.m.

5. Boozy Elephant Gift Exchange

Resolute Brewing Company, Centennial
Saturday, December 10, 6 p.m.; reservation required

Can’t wait a few more weeks for Santa? Get yourself an early gift from Resolute’s 5th annual Boozy Elephant Gift Exchange. Bring a $25 (max) wrapped present to exchange—something you’d want to begrudge upon a stranger. Using white elephant rules, you’ll exchange gifts while drinking and laughing the night away. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and receive a free beer card. Fluffy can dress to the canines too cuz pups are allowed inside the taproom.

6. Jingle Bell Run

Washington Park, Denver
Sunday, December 11, 8 a.m.

‘Tis the season for helping others, and the Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get in the holiday spirit while racing to raise funds for The Arthritis Foundation. Leash up your jogging pal for this 5k or 1 mile run/walk around beautiful Washington Park. If your floofer is feeling extra festive, enter him in the Best Dressed Dog contest. 

Life’s Better With a Pup

No wet nose to boop? What a heckin’ tragedy. We want to help you fix that, so check out where you can adopt below. And who knows, you might just meet your new slobbery soulpup.

Puppies & Pajamas Movie Night

  • If you want a furry fren to relax and cuddle with, here’s a grrreat way to find your pawfect match! Put on your best Christmas jammies for Pajamas and Puppies Movie Night at Call to Arms Brewing Co. on December 8 from 6–8 p.m. Your ticket includes entry into the movie, a bag of popcorn, half off your first pint (for those 21+), and snuggles from the adoptable pups in attendance!

Sniff out more events on our calendar and submit your own events here. And don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in pics of your tail-waggin’ weekend!

Featured photo: Rebecca Scholz

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Your Dog&Friendly Chicago Weekend: December 8&11, 2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/your-dog-friendly-chicago-weekend-december-8-11-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/your-dog-friendly-chicago-weekend-december-8-11-2022 Make it a December to remember with doggo! From holiday drive-in movies to cheerful markets and festive fundraisers, there’s no shortage of dog-friendly events across Chicagoland this weekend. So grab the leash, throw on a warm coat and hat, and head out of the house with pup! 

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1. ChiTown Drive-In Movies

2343 S. Throop St., Chicago
Thursday, December 8–Sunday, December 11, showtimes vary; Tickets required

Drive-in theaters of the past have made a resurgence nationally and here in Chicago, they’ve returned in a BIG way. Bundle up with your best buddy and drive to Pilsen to catch classic holiday flicks, including “Elf” on Thursday and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Sunday. Gates open about one hour before showtime, depending on the movie. Make it a “dinner and a movie” date night with doggo cuz the on-site restaurant delivers tacos, wings, burgers, pizza, popcorn and drinks right to your vehicle. 

2. Winterglow Holiday Market & Beer Garden

The Salt Shed, Chicago
Friday, December 9, 5–10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, December 10–11, 12–10 p.m.; Tickets required

Winterglow, the eclectic winter market and beer garden, returns for one final week at the newly-opened Salt Shed complex on the North Branch of the Chicago River. Leash up your furry fren and roam this sprawling space complete with artisan vendors selling gifts, jewelry, vintage clothes, home goods, and more. After working up an appetite, head to the cold-weather beer garden and warm up with hot cocktails and treats like s’mores around riverfront fire pits. Food trucks, including Chicago fan favorite Stan’s Donuts, are on site, as are numerous outdoor lawn games like bocce ball and corn hole. Admission is $6 per person, but kiddos 12 and under are free. 

3. Santa Paws at PupStars Pet Care

PupStars Pet Care, Chicago
Saturday, December 10, 12–4 p.m.

Snap a photo with Saint Nick at this West Town dog groomer, retail shop, and outdoor private dog park that’ll make all your furrends jealous. Snag some derricious T-R-E-A-T-S before taking a tour of the facility. A suggested donation of $10 will benefit Paw Salvation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping care for Chicago’s homeless population who own pets. 

4. Holiday Open House

Anything Is Pawzible, Chicago 
Saturday, December 10, 1–3 p.m.

Mini massages? Check. Baked goods for dogs? Yup! Hooman holiday drinks? You bet. Head to Anything Is Pawzible’s new Avondale location with pupper, where over a dozen local vendors will be on-hand for their holiday open house. Don’t have a pal of your own? Dogs from local rescue organizations will also be available to meet and adopt. End the day at the many dog-friendly shops and restaurants in Avondale and neighboring Logan Square, including Pizza Lobo, Fleur, Sleeping Village, and Festive Collective.  

5. One Tail at a Time’s Winter Wonderland

Park & Field, Chicago
Sunday, December 11, noon–3 p.m.; Tickets required

Help end pet homelessness and celebrate holiday hoopla at this outdoor winter wonderland organized by two of the city’s most well-known doggo-oriented organizations. Sip warm beverages from a commemorative mug and snuggle up with your furbabe on Park & Field’s expansive heated patio in Logan Square. Canine tickets are available in a limited quantity—just be sure your pooch is up-to-date on their shots and likes to be around other pups.

6. HOWLiday Wag N’ Shop Market and Fundraiser

Bosly’s Backyard, Chicago
Sunday, December 11, noon–4 p.m.; Tickets required

Complete your howliday shopping at this one-part market and one-part fundraiser for Chicago-based Live Like Roo, which provides assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis. A roster of 20 vendors will be selling a wide assortment of goodies for your goodest boi or girl. After you’ve made a serious dent in your list, head to the winter-themed photo booth and snag a drink at the espresso bar before unwinding with mini massages. Ticket admission includes a tote bag and entry into a raffle to win a play session at Bosly’s Backyard and vendor goodies.

7. Mid-week bonus: Shopping and Pet Photos with Santa

Yorktown Center, Lombard
Tuesday, December 13, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

The slogan for Lombard’s YorkTown Center is #YesToYorkTown and that includes whether Fido is welcome! The newly-revamped hub bills itself as America’s number one dog-friendly shopping center and it’s easy to see why. Many stores are dog-friendly—just look for the paw print graphic in storefront windows. After you pick up a few presents, walk your pal to Santa’s Workshop for photos with Kris Kringle himself. Heads up: The jolly man takes a break to feed his reindeer from 3–4 p.m. 

Don’t have a dog already? Get a heckin’ dog!

There’s snow one like a rescue dog this holiday season. Make new memories by bringing home a doggo from one of these upcoming local adoption events.

Rover Rescue

  • Join Rover Rescue at Aurora’s PetPeople store on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. to meet adoptable dogs and learn about fostering options. Available dogs will be posted the day before the event. 

Chicago Pet Rescue

  • This foster-based rescue organization is popping up at the Norridge Petco store on Sunday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Meet adoptable doggos (and cats) and learn how you can help animals in need with donated food, toys, and supplies. 

Sniff out more events on our calendar and submit your own events here. And don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in pics of your tail-waggin’ weekend!

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Your Dog&Friendly Twin Cities Weekend: December 10&11, 2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/your-dog-friendly-twin-cities-weekend-december-10-11-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/your-dog-friendly-twin-cities-weekend-december-10-11-2022 Winter can be ruff, but this weekend’s festivities will make pupper’s days merry and bright. Take your bundle of floof out on the town to shop small, enjoy some holiday cheer, and say hello to Santa Paws. Read on for your dog-friendly Twin Cities weekend to-dos.

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Things to Do Near Minneapolis and St. Paul This Weekend

1. Holiday Makers Market

Forgotten Star Brewing, Minneapolis
Saturday, December 10, 1–7 p.m. 

Pup’s gonna wanna dash into this indoor dog-friendly market featuring pawlenty of gifts to sniff and shop. Get your paws on handcrafted jewelry, vintage home wares, candles, records, vintage clothing, dog accessories, paintings, and greeting cards, all while enjoying some beer poking and a hot cocoa bar. Best part of all? Their gift-wrapping fundraiser will keep your paws free to enjoy a pint or two!

2. Holiday Photos at Chuck & Dons

Chuck & Dons, various locations
Saturday, December 10, 1–4 p.m.

Pup’s been beggin’ to be in this year’s cheesy family holiday card, so here’s her chance! Bring the whole pack to one of the local Chuck & Don’s stores for a photo opp with lots of holiday cheer. No tickets or reservations needed. There’ll be plenty of props and a festive backdrop, so just be sure to rock those matching ugly sweaters!

3. Craft and Gift Expo and Santa Photos

10779 93rd Ave N, Maple Grove
Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (Crafts and Gifts)
Sunday, December 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Santa Photos)

There’s all sorts of merry magic happening at the No Dog Left Behind headquarters this weekend. First, pup can get her shopping wrapped up at their Craft and Gift Expo on Saturday. Then on Sunday, you’ll find another opp to say cheese with Santa Claus. Come on… you can never have too many photos of your fabulous furbabe! Everypuppy will receive 5-15 quality photos within two weeks. The suggested donation is $20, which lends a paw to rescue animals. 

4. Hometown for the Holidays

Downtown Stillwater
Saturday, December 10

Instead of watching Hallmark movies all day, take puppers out for a stroll around a Hallmark-esque town! Start your day shopping and being serenaded by the Victorian carolers on Main Street from 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. This quaint town has all the dog-friendly shops that Fido could ever dream of. After getting your paws on holiday gifts, head to nearby dog-friendly brewery River Siren, where they’ll be slinging brews and jamming out from 4–7 p.m. Don’t furget to take a peek at the city’s twinkling tree next to the river in North Lowell Park!

5. Pet Night at Southdale Center

Southdale Center, Edina
Sunday, December 11, 6–8 p.m.; reservations encouraged

Run, don’t walk, cuz there’s just a little time left for floof to get on Santa’s good list. Pull pup’s best holiday getup outta the closet this weekend because Santa’s coming to town! This evening of pictures with Mr. Claus is dedicated to furry friends, and the professional photo you’ll take home will look fabulous on Grandma’s fridge.

Need a Furry Fren in Your Life?

Sniff out these local adoption events happening this weekend to meet your new slobbery soulpup.

    Secondhand Hounds

    • Secondhand Hounds will be at City Paws on Excelsior Blvd. this Saturday, December 10 from 1–3 p.m. Shake paws with the adoptable foster pups and pupare to fall in ruv! 

    Sniff out more events on our calendar and submit your own events here. And don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in pics of your tail-waggin’ weekend!

    Featured photo: @randersen

    Sidewalk Dog’s mission is to help dog parents spend more time with their puppers by discovering and sharing activities they can do and places they can go—together! Sniff out our award-winning newsletter and Instagram, join our Dog-Friendly Twin Cities Facebook Group, and grab one of our Dog-Friendly Brewery Passes.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 11:54:59 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    New pet food ingredient challenges if US expands biofuels https://thedogvisitor.com/new-pet-food-ingredient-challenges-if-us-expands-biofuels https://thedogvisitor.com/new-pet-food-ingredient-challenges-if-us-expands-biofuels The pet food ingredient supply, already disrupted by the pandemic, is under further challenge by the U.S. government’s biofuel mandates and incentives.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 11:25:27 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    20 Best Foods for Cane Corsos with Allergies https://thedogvisitor.com/20-best-foods-for-cane-corsos-with-allergies https://thedogvisitor.com/20-best-foods-for-cane-corsos-with-allergies
    Dealing with your Cane Corso’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of Cane Corso community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with Cane Corsos who have allergies…. what food do you use and why?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top 20 responses here.
    As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your Cane Corso’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

    20 Best Dog Foods for Cane Corsos with Allergies

    Just switched to ACANA Lamb and apples she seems to like it I had her on wild ocean and she has bad hives they seem to be clearing up soI’m sticking with this food and weekly baths till she’s healed (if that happens ) fingers crossed

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    My boy is allergic to almost everything. He’s always been raw fed but still had skin allergies. Last year we did a 5 Strand Hair test and found out all of the foods that he’s allergic to. He now eats raw goat, beef, and fish with sardines and Omega 3 fish oil daily. He’s 10 years old and we now have his itchy skin under control.

    Author: Cindy R.

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    Purina one Lamb and rice.

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    Purina one lamb and rice severe chicken allergy here and this one seems to work well!

    Author: Kristina Ann B.

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    Vet told me rather than go thru testing which is expensive and sometimes non-conclusive to switch out the protein source among better name brands…that by the time we finished a large bag allergies would flair up and I would know not to use that protien source. Beef and chicken were the culprits. So I stick to venison, lamb, whitefish and salmon varieties. I have two. A 90 pound girl and a 145 pound boy. So far it has been working for about a year and a half and no meds. Brands: Iams, Science Diet, Victor and Royal Canin. Good luck to anybody experiencing this. I wish you only the best.

    Author: Debi C.

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    Call of the wild, grain free and fresh steamed sweet potatoes. We top it all with Bone broth. . He loves it!!!! Our Duke is allergic to chicken and any by product. Our Corso is 165lbs. A big baby!

    Author: Michelle M.

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    Raw beef salmon and mixed fruit and veg . Both my boys have been thriving on this mix and allergies and meds have almost disappeared. Back to basics raw is so far best choice for my boys .

    Author: Sheila C.

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    My Nemo has bad allergy so he was having bad diarrhea and losing his protein but after switching to new food he hasn’t have diarrhea

    Author: Eunhee G.

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    Raw turkey and chicken, along with organs, etc. 30% kibble. His stool gets soft with raw beef so we limit it. Eggs, veggies, fruits, chicken broth, pumpkin, salmon, mackerel. Basically, he eats better than us.

    Author: Joshua Josué A.

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    Purina one sensitive skin and stomach formula, 4 health salmon and potato formula

    Author: Jeanne M.

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    Merrick, raw infused kibble. But I use the beef one, chicken has proven to make his allergies worse.

    Author: Jessica I.

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    Raw is my vote too lol. If you ever decide to attempt it, do your research and keep an eye on proper proportions of meat/bone/organs.In a pinch, lazy day, or if I can’t get the meats, I’ll use Honest Kitchen. Both the dehydrated (usually limited ingredients/grain free turkey or chicken) or even their HK Clusters (kibble).

    Author: Alex J.

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    Victor Grain Free dog food topped with boiled chicken, broth and a dollop of pumpkin.

    Author: Debra M.

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    Purina one vets 2nd recommendation after I couldnt afford the one from the vet.

    Author: Julie B.

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    Our son is allergicTo feather food- turkey and chicken. We switched to cosco salmon and sweet potatoe

    Author: Jenna M.

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    Diamond Naturals Chicken has very limited ingredients…no peas, no oats, no soy and no corn….

    Author: Tracy Hall S.

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    they are good on Diamond

    Author: Donna R.

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    Diamond Naturals lamb and rice because foods made wirh chicken processed chicken meals makes her itch till she chews the hair off her hinney

    Author: Susan Steve P.

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    We use Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein

    Author: Michelle C.

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    Fromm

    Author: Jessica M. B.

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    As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your Cane Corso’s food. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:32:35 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Chihuahua Jumps On Lap Of 100&Year&Old Woman To Mend Her Broken Heart https://thedogvisitor.com/chihuahua-jumps-on-lap-of-100-year-old-woman-to-mend-her-broken-heart https://thedogvisitor.com/chihuahua-jumps-on-lap-of-100-year-old-woman-to-mend-her-broken-heart

    Gucci, a senior pup, was part of a hoarding case. He lived with 22 other dogs. Johanna, a 100-year-old woman, came to the states in 1950 from Germany.

    The two meet and it’s true love at first smooch. Johanna tells us in the video that when she met Gucci, he immediately jumped onto her lap and gave her the sweetest kisses.

    Screenshot via YouTube

    The story began when Johanna’s dog Rocky passed away. While no dog is replaceable, Johanna was lonely. There was now a missing piece in her life and she wanted nothing more than the company of a pup who needed a loving home. She had faith that her doggy soulmate was out there somewhere.

    Screenshot via YouTube

    Gucci, who is 11 years old, was surrendered to the shelter. Muttville, a rescue organization, picked him up knowing senior dogs are difficult to place. He came to Johanna as a potential match and the two of them haven’t looked back.

    Gucci spends much of his time sitting with Johanna in her recliner where she gives him back massages. Johanna’s daughter and her caregiver help take care of Gucci, who is now living his best life! Johanna has been asked by so many people her secret to a long life. She says it’s no drinking, no smoking, and having a dog! May these two live happily ever after!

    Please ‘SHARE’ to pass on this story to a friend or family member

    Click ‘SHARE’ below to pass it on to a friend or family member!

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:32:33 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    20 Best Foods for Bull Terriers with Allergies https://thedogvisitor.com/20-best-foods-for-bull-terriers-with-allergies https://thedogvisitor.com/20-best-foods-for-bull-terriers-with-allergies
    Dealing with your Bull Terrier’s food allergies can be beyond frustrating! We asked our 800,000 members of Bull Terrier community on facebook the following question: “Those of you with Bull Terriers who have allergies…. what food do you use and why?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top 20 responses here.
    As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your Bull Terrier’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

    20 Best Dog Foods for Bull Terriers with Allergies

    We did all the raw food etc. Didnt suit him at all, always bringing up bile. Eventually ended on 100% natural dry food. Loved it. No more upsets and healthy poos making his glands work properly.

    Author: Caroline B.

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    I ise Australian pet food company and my dogs seems to have the least problems on it outa a fair few types I’ve tried.

    Author: Tom S.

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    Depends on what the allergy is. If you have not already I’d recommend allergy testing so you know exactly what they can and can’t have. Grasses and trees on the other hand are a hard one to control.

    Author: Janice T.

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    Vet said most dogs with allergies is usually grain and chicken. So I went over to Acana and later Field and Forest grain free and either fish or lamb flavors. Also have to be careful with treats. It definitely made a difference – she no longer got hives all over her body.

    Author: Ingrid van Z.

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    I went to straight raw hamburger The absolute cheapest hamburger I can find and her allergies are gone… I did this at the Recommendation of my natural pathic doctor… Maybelline is 8 years old

    Author: Doug C.

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    I’m using and insect based feed. My boys allergic to beef, chicken, Turkey, carrot and corn. This was the only food I could find that didn’t cost €80+ for 10kilo bag.

    Author: Megan S.

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    Roosevelt big rons bbq. Its grain free and has a great price point

    Author: Dave M.

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    Sadie is allergic to chicken and poss other things.we get her food from Growling tums and she has been fine

    Author: Marj Q.

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    Honestly kitchen basemix and I add my own meat. I got her allergy tested to see what foods she’s allergic to first.

    Author: Kay W.

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    My bully is allergic to the chicken protein, this is the brand we’ve been using lately. So far so good

    Author: Loannie S.

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    Salmon and rice purina.

    Author: Jennifer A.

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    I used a hypoallergenic for my first Bully. But his allergies were mostly environmentally triggered. Walks on grass for one.

    Author: Clay Van A.

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    Just Food for Dogs, Turkey with macaroni. Only thing that makes the stools look normal.

    Author: Cate B.

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    Zignature kangaroo grain free it’s the best hypoallergenic food.

    Author: Elke M.

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    Solid Gold

    Author: Chuck T.

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    Rachel Ray just 6, I believe they changed the name to Limited ingredient, it’s the only thing i’ve found that helps my little bully out

    Author: Kaylee B.

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    Eukanuba fish and potato

    Author: Kimberly S.

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    Salmon Sam’s brand

    Author: Martha E O.

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    Balanced Raw as it doesn’t contain ash, wheat or gluten

    Author: Simon B.

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    I use hydrolyzed dog food and give them an Antihistamine daily

    Author: Donna-Marie M.

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    As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your Bull Terrier’s food. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.


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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:32:33 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Skechers & Petco Love Celebrate the Holiday Season w/Gift to National Animal Welfare Organizations https://thedogvisitor.com/skechers-petco-love-celebrate-the-holiday-season-wgift-to-national-animal-welfare-organizations https://thedogvisitor.com/skechers-petco-love-celebrate-the-holiday-season-wgift-to-national-animal-welfare-organizations Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers are celebrating the holiday season by gifting 1,000 pairs of BOBS® footwear to shelter employees from Petco Love’s extensive network, including these employees at Naples Humane Society. 

     

    BOBS from Skechers™ & Petco Love are celebrating the holiday season by gifting 1,000 pairs of BOBS® footwear to shelter employees from Petco Love’s extensive network to...

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:59:29 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    How To Clean Your Dog’s Ears https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-clean-your-dogs-ears https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-clean-your-dogs-ears Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:46:14 -0800 Dog-Fancier Loki – 11 month old male Presa Canario https://thedogvisitor.com/loki-11-month-old-male-presa-canario https://thedogvisitor.com/loki-11-month-old-male-presa-canario Loki is an 11 month old male Presa Canario. He is still a puppy but he is a massive puppy.

    He will need experience and a very active home as he is on the go all the time. He is good with other dogs.

    He will need training as he has been treated like a baby, which is fine but not with this breed.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:43:01 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Benjamin – 2 year old male Cross&Breed https://thedogvisitor.com/benjamin-2-year-old-male-cross-breed https://thedogvisitor.com/benjamin-2-year-old-male-cross-breed Benjamin is a 2 year old male Cross-Breed. He is our extra special boy and his soft white coat is enhanced with Black and Tan markings and puppy dog eyes.

    Benjamin has only been in our Cyprus shelter for a couple of weeks having been surrendered by his owner who was no longer able to keep him.

    Benjamin walks perfectly well on his lead and mixes happily with other dogs, cats, and children

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:43:01 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    CBD regulations for pets: What you need to know https://thedogvisitor.com/cbd-regulations-for-pets-what-you-need-to-know https://thedogvisitor.com/cbd-regulations-for-pets-what-you-need-to-know CBD regulations are ever-evolving and can be confusing, especially concerning pets. Stay up-to-date to give your pet the best care.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:41:21 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Should You Feed Your Dog Dragon Fruit And Are There Any Benefits? https://thedogvisitor.com/should-you-feed-your-dog-dragon-fruit-and-are-there-any-benefits https://thedogvisitor.com/should-you-feed-your-dog-dragon-fruit-and-are-there-any-benefits Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a summer fruit with a light orange flesh that is mostly eaten fresh, but can also be used in cooking or made into jams and jellies.

    Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit with a bright red flesh and large black seeds.

    It is named for its appearance, resembling the scales of a dragon.

    Although dragon fruits are generally eaten raw, they are often cooked or juiced, but can dogs eat it?

    Find out more here about what it is and whether dogs are allowed to consume it.

    What Is Dragon Fruit?

    Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that has a large, fleshy pit in the middle.

    It has a sweet flavor and is often eaten plain. Dragon fruit (also known as Longan, as in longan ), is a bright purple fruit with a sweet, tangy taste.

    The fruit is juicy and tastes best when eaten raw.

    The flesh is very similar to that of a pineapple, but slightly sweeter and less astringent.

    Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that originates from Southeast Asia and is grown in many tropical and subtropical areas.

    Can Dogs Eat Dragon Fruit?

    Yes, not only are they allowed to consume this fruit, but it is also very good for them.

    You might be a bit nervous about certain types of food and whether it is ok for your dog, but in this case they are the perfect snack.

    Dogs love this healthy treat and eat the flesh from the center.

    Even though you might have heard that seeds can be very unhealthy and even toxic for most animals including dogs, Dragon fruit seeds are perfectly fine too!

    If you are thinking about introducing healthy food to your dog, like anything, you must introduce it bit by bit.

    You cannot just start feeding it to them often and all the time straight away.

    The reason for this is because their stomachs need to adapt to the new food so it will settle well.

    If you feed them too much of it, you could make them very sick and unwell for a period of time.

    Different Types Of Dragon Fruit

    There are several different types of dragon fruit which are different colors and have different properties for your pet to eat.

    This section will give you a good idea about which ones are the most beneficial and what they offer in terms of health.

    Pink Dragon fruit – Pink Dragon Fruit is a fruit that is native to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and has spread throughout the world.

    It is typically grown and consumed in tropical areas, especially in South East Asia.

    Dogs are definitely able to eat the pink version and it is very good for them to eat as snacks. They will love the white juicy insides!

    Purple Dragon Fruit

    Purple Dragon Fruit is a tropical fruit that has a unique purple skin.

    It is known for its sweet taste and is one of the top selling fruits in the US.

    Purple Dragon Fruit is a delicious tropical fruit that looks like a small pineapple and can be eaten raw or cooked.

    It is high in beta carotene which is really good for your dog’s eye health.

    Red Dragon Fruit

    The Red Dragon fruit is a rare, high-value fruit that is native to the Philippines.

    It is a member of the dragon fruit family and has a red, rubbery skin with a creamy white flesh.

    The fruit is a very large fruit with a deep red skin and a sweet, juicy, soft flesh.

    It is about the size of a small lemon. It is high in vitamin C, fiber, and potassium and other minerals which is really good for your dog.

    Yellow Dragon Fruit

    Yellow Dragon fruit is a deliciously sweet, juicy fruit that is in season from early summer to late fall.

    The fruit is rich in antioxidants and is used in many Asian dishes.

    An amazingly sweet and refreshing fruit with a subtle flavor that goes well with almost everything and something your dogs will either love or hate!

    It is very high in Vitamin C and something great to add to their diets.

    Is The Peel Also Good?

    You shouldn’t really be trying to feel the skin to your dog because of the spiky outer layer which will not be easy to digest.

    It will also be extremely difficult for them to chew and could potentially get stuck in their throats which will want to be avoided at all costs.

    If you do want to feed this fruit to your dog, you should scoop out the center like an avocado and feed them parts of the flesh inside.

    That is where all of the nutrients are for them and flavor.

    Benefits Of Dragon Fruit For Dogs

    We will now be listing some of the advantages this fruit can have for your dog and their health in general.

    Vitamin C

    Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for the normal functioning of the body.

    It is one of the most abundant vitamins in the human body and your pets, making up 75% of the ascorbic acid found in the body and intracellular fluid.

    Low Calorie Count

    If you are worried about your dog’s weight at all, you might be thinking about introducing different food which has a lot less calories in it.

    Should you feed your dog Dragon fruit and are there any benefits?

    This is why Dragon fruit is a great option for watching your dog’s weight.

    Antioxidants

    Antioxidants are a collection of compounds that are able to protect the body from harmful oxidation.

    They work by scavenging the free radicals that cause damage to the body. Dragon fruit is very high in antioxidants.

    Fiber

    Fiber makes for healthier, more satiated, and happier pets. It is essential to dogs ‘ health and helps everything flow in their body.

    Unfortunately, a lot of dogs are not getting enough of it. Dragon fruit is very high in fiber and can also help to regulate their blood sugar.

    How To Serve It To Your Dog

    You should first be peeling the fruit and getting rid of the peel.

    The reason for this is because the texture of the skin is very leathery and is very hard to chew and digest.

    Your pet will definitely not appreciate having to get through that. What they really want is the juicy fruit inside.

    It is best to scoop out the fruit in the center and can even mix different colors of the fruit as they have different benefits.

    However, you need to be cautious of how much you are feeding them as it must be in moderation, so they are able to get used to the change in diet.

    Any big changes to your dog’s diet can make them feel quite unwell and sick.

    Can They Taste It?

    There are certain signs where you will be able to notice whether your dog is enjoying the dragon fruit or not.

    They will either go straight to it and start to eat it or will completely avoid it.

    It is mainly due to the texture which can be off-putting for your pet because they might not like the mush of the fruit inside.

    You could try adding the fruit to other dry food to make it have a bit of a harder texture if it is something you would like your dog to eat. Trial and error can sometimes be the best way.

    It might take a bit of time for your dog to get used to both the texture and the flavor as it will be different to anything they have had before.

    They can be extremely sweet for your dog and that could also take a while in small amounts for them to get used to.

    Conclusion

    Overall, Dragon fruit is something which can really enhance your pets’ diet and help them consume more vitamins and fiber.

    Even though it might take a bit of time to introduce it into your dog’s diet, it will definitely be worth it if they start enjoying it.

    Hopefully this guide has shed some insight on what the fruit exactly is and the different types.

    It also outlines why they are good for your pets and the do’s and don’ts.

    You definitely need to make sure you are avoiding any peels because they do not have a nice texture for your pet and are just like leather.

    It is important that you know all of the information about what food you are feeding your dog beforehand because some fruit can be toxic for dogs!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can Dogs Eat Dragon Fruit Peels?

    Dragon fruit, also called pitaya, is a tropical fruit with a unique taste that’s a cross between a tropical fruit and a citrus.

    The fruit contains a lot of fiber, which can help you feel fuller even though you’re not eating much.

    Not only are dragon fruit peels edible for humans, some dogs love them as well.

    Dragon fruit peels are a good source of fiber and vitamins, and dogs will love the taste.

    How Much Dragon Fruit Can Dogs Eat?

    You should only be feeding your pet 1-2 spoonfuls at a time because any more than that will upset their stomachs and will make them quite unwell at first.

    Therefore, many people like to add a bit to their dogs to add some texture and something extra to their regular food.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:29:47 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    5 Dogs Under 50 Pounds Which Are The Best Swimmers https://thedogvisitor.com/5-dogs-under-50-pounds-which-are-the-best-swimmers https://thedogvisitor.com/5-dogs-under-50-pounds-which-are-the-best-swimmers Most people think that smaller dogs are not very good swimmers because they appear more vulnerable than the larger dogs in the water, but this is not the case.

    There are some very small dogs under 50 pounds which are extremely good swimmers and are very playful in the water.

    This guide will be outlining five of the smallest water dogs which enjoy swimming around and are also the least expected to be this way. Find out more about them here.

    American Water Spaniel

    The American Water Spaniel is one of the smallest of the spaniel breeds, and is one of the most handsome.

    They can be anywhere between 25-40 pounds, but males tend to be more between the 30-40 pounds mark.

    The American Water Spaniel is a medium-sized, sturdy and vigorous breed of dog.

    The American Water Spaniel is a large, active, and friendly sporting dog that is known for its excellent water retrieving abilities.

    They have some great features which definitely help them in the water and help them become the champs they are.

    For example, they have webbed paws, waterproof coats and padded paws.

    This makes swimming a much easier task for them in comparison to other dogs.

    Brittany

    Brittany dog is a high-speed dog sports competition where dogs race in rounds of single-file, with a finish line located at the opposite end of the arena from the start gate.

    Brittany dogs are a type of dog that is known for its curly hair.

    Its name is derived from the Brittany region in France where its ancestors were originally bred.

    The Brittany is a smart, energetic and friendly dog that is also a very good hunter.

    It is a medium-sized dog, with a long, muscular body and a deep chest. It has a long, well-muscled neck.

    The ears are large and stand up erect.

    All of these features help them become great animals in the water and help them win many competitions.

    They are a similar size to the spaniel and can grow up to between 30-40 pounds.

    Spanish Water Dog

    The Spanish water dog is a breed of dog that comes from Spain.

    They are characterized by their medium size, thick double coat, and unique physical characteristics.

    The Spanish water dog is known for its intelligence and loyalty. Also known as the Puli, they are exceptionally good swimmers.

    This particular dog is just a natural in the water and was made to spend a lot of time in the water.

    They are natural athletes and are at the higher end of the scale in terms of weight.

    They can range anywhere between 30-50 pounds and can differ slightly between males and females.

    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

    The Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever is an athletic dog with a thick double coat, a distinctive tail and a distinctive tuft of hair on the head known as a “docking” (pronounced “dooking”).

    The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a working retriever that was developed in Nova Scotia by the Canadian Stationary Bird Breeding Center.

    This dog is well-suited to country, upland, and waterfowl hunting.

    They do nearly reach over the 50 pound limit, but they are one of the best swimmers on the list.

    They need a huge amount of exercise which is why they love to swim so much, to burn off all of the energy they have!

    Boykin Spaniel

    The Boykin spaniel is a small, short-haired dog that looks similar to a foxhound, yet has a better temperament.

    The Boykin spaniel is a breed of gun dog. It is a small short-coated dog with a tricolor coat.

    The breed is a natural pointer and scent hound.

     

    Boykin Spaniel

    There is a bit of a difference in size between the males and females.

    The males can reach up to 30-40 pounds and the females can be 25-40 pounds.

    They tend to be naturally attracted to the water which is what makes them complete champs.

    Important Features

    A larger tail can be quite important because it acts as a rudder which helps they create more power in their swimming.

    Another good feature that good swimmers will have is the webbed paws which also lets them flow easier in the water and helps them generate more power in their pushes.

    The coat of the dog is also a very important factor and needs to be more water resistant and thicker for the dog to swim easier.

    If they have really thin fur, they are more likely to get a lot colder and much faster.

    You also need to look at the length of their legs too.

    Dogs with shorter legs find it more challenging to create more power in their swimming.

    However, dogs with longer legs are able to swim for longer and use their long legs to power through the water.

    Any Dogs Which Cannot Swim?

    There are a few breeds who really struggle to swim because they do not have any of these features which would improve their swimming technique.

    For example, the french bulldog, pugs and English bulldogs because they are not natural thelete dogs.

    The way they have been bred is not in the interest and health of the dog and they aren’t able to spend as much time swimming in water. They are more likely to avoid it all together.

    Conclusion

    Overall, when it comes to different breeds of dogs, some are really good swimmers that have been for a very long time, and some who just do not have the features which make them natural athletes.

    There are many dogs who actually enjoy their time in the water because it is the best way to get their exercise, but for some it is not a very happy experience!

    Even though some of these dogs are not considered the smallest dogs in the world, they are all under 50 pounds and are amazing swimmers.

    There is a long list of dogs that are great in the water but not all can be champs.

    Hopefully this guide has outlined clearly five of the best swimmers and some information surrounding what the dogs looks like and how much it weighs. The best swimmers are right here!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are All Dogs Natural Swimmers?

    Some dogs were almost made to be swimmers with the specific features they have which help them become strong swimmers as they get older.

    However, there are some breeds of dogs like pugs which find swimming extremely challenging.

    Some dogs also have very sensitive ears as well which makes it difficult to get water inside and can lead to infections.

    Why Are Dogs Such Good Swimmers?

    They have particular features which help them become very strong swimmers.

    It is also about their balanced weight across their bodies.

    It also helps if they have a larger tail which can act as a rudder while they are swimming.

    Webbed feet is also something which is helpful for the dogs because it allows them to use more power in their paws.

    The post 5 Dogs Under 50 Pounds Which Are The Best Swimmers appeared first on Dog Food Smart.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:29:47 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Caring For A 5 Month Old Pitbull https://thedogvisitor.com/caring-for-a-5-month-old-pitbull https://thedogvisitor.com/caring-for-a-5-month-old-pitbull Everybody loves the idea of caring for a puppy but the actual process of doing so can be very daunting for a lot of people.

    Pitbulls have a bad reputation, this comes from terrible dog owners using the breed as a weapon rather than a member of the family.

    In reality the breed is like any other puppy; they are adorable and sweet and make amazing family pets.

    Taking care of a puppy is never an easy task to undertake and pitbull puppies will need that extra bit of work to ensure they are properly cared for and trained.

    Training a puppy is a big task but one every dog owner must embark on to have a happy and healthy dog.

    Making sure that your puppy is trained correctly is vital to ensuring that they develop correctly and have the correct behaviors when they are grown up.

    This is the same for humans too and raising a puppy is used by many couples as a test run for raising a baby in the future.

    We have compiled all the information you will need to care for your puppy.

    Caring For A Pitbull

    Pitbulls are one of the world’s most misunderstood animals, when raised correctly they can be the best friend to both you and any children.

    It’s a major misconception that pitbulls hate children, they see them as they do any other human and when they know how to behave they can be the perfect friend to them.

    There are places in the world where pitbulls have been made illegal to own and unfortunately the bad eggs do very bad things because they are either neglected by their owners or have been raised as a weapon by the owner.

    Pitbulls by nature are not aggressive but there are certain breeds that were bred to be fighting dogs so can be quicker to anger than other dog breeds.

    The exact cause of the aggressiveness is hard to determine and most can be easily attributed to poor training that the puppy was part of during its early life.

    We know when they are raised properly they can be the most friendly and gentle dog you could possibly wish for.

    The way they look can also be a factor as to why someone could be apprehensive around a pitbull.

    Their strong jaws and wide mouth can give the illusion that they are aggressive.

    They can look domineering but once again much like their reputation this can also be a positive as when they are happy it looks like they are smiling with being so excited.

    If trained well from a young age then your pitbull will never be a danger to anyone and can be the perfect companion and member of your family.

    So what are some things that you can do to train your new pitbull pup to be the friendly smiley pet you would want any children to be around.

    Here are several things that you can be doing.

    Socializing

    Perhaps the most important thing you can do to have your hobby be trained properly is to allow it to socialize and be used to being around other dogs and also around new people.

    You should start community integration at a young age as this is when they are the most receptive to learning new things and leads them to grow up into a dog that can be comfortable around new dogs and new humans.

    Socializing means that you should be walking your dog frequently and allowing it to interact with any dogs and people that it comes in contact with whilst on the walk.

    Doing this is crucial as if you shy them away from other animals and people then the dog will grow into one that has a difficult time being around strangers and fellow dogs.

    Having them be around other dogs will teach your puppy how it should be behaving, like children learn from those around them, as do dogs and isolating them from that experience will leave them growing up without the correct socialization.

    The environment they are raised in is the most important part, animals can be raised alongside other animals and act like their brothers and sisters and not like their species.

    So raising your dog with other dogs or having it be around dogs will make them be like their siblings and fellow breeds.

    Training

    This along with socializing is incredibly important in making your puppy into the well behaving pitbull that you want.

    Once again it is much easier to train when the pitbull is younger as they are more receptive to the commands you wish to teach them.

    In doing this you will teach your dog to respond to certain words and phrases that can make them behave and stop any negative behavior.

    Using words and phrases you can correct behaviors that every puppy will go through as they explore the world around them.

    If you notice they are barking or biting too much then teach them a command that will get them to stop.

    Stopping your puppy from biting is essential to making them behave as a fully grown pitbull.

    Whilst you know that the puppy is just playing and developing by nipping you it does reinforce the idea that biting is okay and when a fully grown pitbull believes it can bite as it was never taught not to.

    Caring For A 5 Month Old Pitbull

    That bite will hurt much more than it did as a puppy, and despite knowing it was not intentional that does not mean that strangers will not think differently.

    When training the puppy you should always use positive reinforcement instead of negative as you want your puppy to be treated the same way you would a person and constantly rebuffering it when it is struggling to learn is not productive or healthy.

    Dogs are able to feel and sense emotions using negative reinforcement techniques will do nothing but cause the dog discomfort.

    This does not mean that you should not let the puppy know who is in charge as if the pitbull believes it is your equal then you will be in a mess trying to control them.

    To get your pitbull to see you as its owner you must be consistent as when the puppy disobeys a command you simply continue to issue the command until it will listen and this will include the dog letting you groom it something that many innately hate.

    Vaccinate

    This is an essential part of raising a healthy puppy, you have to vaccinate them if you want them to live a happy and full life. It’s not a question.

    Vaccinations will protect your pup from the many diseases that can kill dogs.

    Puppies should be vaccinated starting from eight weeks of age with boosters being administered three to four weeks later.

    Your puppy is five months old so ensure that you check with a vet that your pitbull has had all the vaccinations necessary for its age.

    Perhaps the most important vaccination that your pup needs is its Lyme disease and rabies jabs.

    In places it can be illegal to not have your pup be vaccinated against these diseases as they can rapidly spread and are incredibly dangerous.

    Vaccinating your dog will ensure that your pitbull is protected and safe as it grows and comes in contact more and more with the outside world.

    Exercise

    Pitbulls are one of the strongest breeds when they are fully grown.

    So it is beneficial to allow your puppy to exercise as often as possible to allow its muscles to support their frame that develops as they grow older.

    It is recommended that you walk your puppy at least twice a day.

    If you cannot for some reason walk your dog then they are especially made for dogs to walk indoors.

    There are many different forms of exercise that will allow your dog to thrive and the benefits are endless.

    The most obvious benefit is that exercise keeps your dog fit and healthy whilst also burning off their seemingly endless amounts of excess energy.

    Keeping your puppy fit and engaged keeps them happy and means they can enjoy the outdoors whilst you know that they have been properly trained.

    Pitbulls love to pull on their lead so if you feel you are hurting your dog or are getting frustrated then there are many harnesses available that will help to lower down the pulling.

    Mental Stimulation

    Mental stimulation is an overlooked part of ensuring you properly care for your pitbull.

    Dogs are a lot like us, if you leave them in a room with nothing to do then they will be bored and over time this will make them depressed.

    If your dog is bored then it can lead to them acting out and becoming destructive.

    This could mean destroying furniture and to stop this from happening you must provide your dog with stimulants that can be enough to keep it entertained whilst alone.

    There are various methods to keep the dog stimulated. This can be food dispensing toys, the boys will require the dog to play with the toy until a kibble is released from it, incentivising prolonged play.

    This process can take so long that by the time your dog is finished getting all of the treats they will be too exhausted to do anything else destructive, and this simple purchase can save your nice new couch from being torn apart by your bored and lonely puppy.

    Final Thoughts

    So there we have it all that you need to know about how to take care of a five month old pitbull puppy.

    Hopefully you will apply all of these tips to make sure that your pup gets the best possible start to live.

    One of the most misunderstood breeds that when treated with proper love and respect can be the best dog to own and raise a family around.

    If you follow the tips that we gave you then you will be a successful pitbull owner and can help to combat the aggressive stereotype attached to the breed by those who seek to use them as weapons, than a friend.

    The post Caring For A 5 Month Old Pitbull appeared first on Dog Food Smart.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:29:46 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Why Does My Dog Licking The Floor And Carpet? https://thedogvisitor.com/why-does-my-dog-licking-the-floor-and-carpet https://thedogvisitor.com/why-does-my-dog-licking-the-floor-and-carpet Do you often notice your dog licking the floors and carpet? If it is a constant behavior you notice in your dogs, it may cause concern. Floor licking is typically a normal behavior for most dogs. But, Excessive licking of surfaces (ELS) is a sign of concern as there could be multiple reasons behind such abnormal behavior in dogs.

    We will delve deeper into understanding the reasons behind your canine companion’s constant licking of floors and carpets. When dogs seek to explore the surrounding environment, they usually lick floors, tiles, carpets, couches, and other surface items. While this isn’t anything to be worried about unless your dog is licking the floors obsessively for long periods.

    Reasons why your dog is constantly licking the floor and carpet:

    Gastrointestinal tract disorder

    Gastrointestinal disorders in dogs could be disorders like

    • Inflammation of the pancreas
    • Giardiasis
    • Delayed gastric emptying
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Gastric foreign body
    • Eosinophilic infiltration of the GI tract
    • Lymphoplasmacytic infiltration of the GI tract

    If these gastrointestinal disorders are left untreated, it could lead to severe consequences. It is one of the reasons why your dog is constantly licking the floors and carpets.

    Stress

    Anxious dogs often give off negative signs. Licking surfaces is one of these signs. A dog licking any surface or carpet is a sign of stress and anxiety. The dog might start licking the carpet in response to a specific trigger. It could be either someone yelling or loud noise.

    An anxious or stressed-out dog often moves their floppy ears back or lays flat if they have short ears. How dogs hold and move their ears indicates whether or not they are stressed or experiencing anxiety.

    Nausea

    Nausea or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) plays a significant role in the excessive licking of surfaces. When dogs feel nauseous, they think the carpet is the best available at home and start impulsively licking it. Some of them will also lick other surfaces like floors and furniture. Nauseous dogs lick their front legs, drool, swallow frequently, and smack their lips.

    Cognitive dysfunction

    Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), known as dementia in dogs, leads to reduced awareness, alertness, and responsiveness. ELS is one of the symptoms of this condition. Licking becomes a stress reliever, releasing neurotransmitters to calm them. There is a drastic change related to brain aging.

    If your dog is showing symptoms of cognitive dysfunction, talk to your vet to discuss the diagnostic tests, including blood tests, urine tests, MRI, CT, x-rays, and spinal fluid analysis.

    Boredom

    While licking is one outlet for a bored dog, so is chewing. Sometimes, dogs lick compulsively out of boredom. As soon as you suspect your dog is getting bored, ensure they get enough exercise and remains energetic.

    Instead of watching your dog licking the carpet or the floor, get him out and play with them. Running and playing around will keep them happy and active all the time.

    Pica and polyphagia

    Dogs diagnosed with pica disorder eat smelly items like socks, undergarments, or towels. They also try to eat unusual and inedible objects like carpets and wood. Pica is a serious health condition and is treatable by any professional vet.

    This non-specific behavior can occur due to numerous medical conditions. Polyphagia is a condition that happens due to diabetes or the use of other steroids. It affects the behavior of the dogs and leads to ELS.

    Dental issue

    Any dental conditions involving the teeth, mouth, or gums of dogs could lead to abnormal licking of surfaces. Dogs with dental issues or oral cavities show the following symptoms-

    • Difficulty chewing
    • Drool
    • Stomach ulcer
    • Oral tumor

    Compulsive behavior

    Often dogs try to ease away persistent stress and anxiety by performing repetitive behavior. It is called a compulsive disorder. It significantly interferes with the day-to-day activities of the dogs, thus causing them to behave unusually.

    Dogs with compulsive behavior show symptoms like the excessive licking of surfaces, spinning, tail-chasing, constant pacing, mouthing, and self-trauma. This condition needs immediate attention and treatment.

    Licking for taste and enjoyment

    The most obvious reason for your dog to lick any surface is to test everything they find. If they find anything tasty by licking a surface, they keep licking the spot unless the taste is gone. However, if your dog keeps licking surfaces even after the flavor or taste is gone, they are likely not licking for taste but for other issues.

    More than just the taste and flavor, many dogs lick surfaces because they enjoy licking the texture. Dogs enjoy licking different types of flooring, walls, furniture, and sometimes even trash cans.

    For attention-seeking

    When we shower our dogs with attention, we can reinforce behaviors allowing them to repeat things like licking surfaces or human body parts. The sign indicates that dogs are craving attention either because they are fond of it or because they lack it and crave that particular thing immensely and immediately.

    These typical attention-seeking dogs do not care whether they are getting positive or negative attention. They are satisfied as long as it is attention for them.

    Conclusion

    Licking the floor and the carpets every once in a while is normal. However, if they continue this often, the behavior could indicate health issues. Experienced vets know how to examine dogs if they exhibit this licking behavior. To address the problem immediately, take them to your vet.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:24:49 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Hank – NE https://thedogvisitor.com/hank-ne https://thedogvisitor.com/hank-ne

    Meet adoptable deaf/vision impaired, 12 week old, Aussie shepherd mix, Hank who is looking for a loving forever home with someone who will make daily positive reinforcement training/socialization/enrichment a priority and always keep him safe. Hank is crate trained, house trained, is learning several sign cues, he is good with children, other dogs and even cats.

    From his rescue advocate: Playful Hank! This super soft sweet pup would steal the heart of anyone he runs into! Hank is partly blind, and deaf. But this does not slow him down! Not only is the the best nap buddy, he is kennel, leash, and potty trained.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 09:11:38 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    How To Reduce Dogs Jumping On Humans https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-reduce-dogs-jumping-on-humans https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-reduce-dogs-jumping-on-humans The reasons dogs jump on people have been a recent topic of discussion with How To Reduce Dogs Jumping On Humans. It is considered quite normal for many dog owners and their dogs to have their mates running up to them and greeting them with jumps. All this looks quite pleasant until the practice becomes a habit, and your dog jumps on everyone entering your home or even strangers. You can also watch this short video to understand the dog jumping behavior

    This particular habit could trigger other issues like fear or uneasiness due to an encounter or an illness. While other problems might also tempt the pets to jump, a few solutions can calm them down. 

    If your dog occasionally exhibits the action, look into the potential triggers. If they are just excited and jump to greet you and others, then you must train them not to do so. 

    How To Reduce Dogs Jumping On strangers

    Proper training is the key to success when teaching your dog how to greet you – and others – without Dogs Jumping up each time you come through the door. Dogs are naturally social, and their love for humans makes them great pets. However, we must remember that they are animals and do not always know how to behave in every social situation. That’s where we come in. As a pet, parents help guide them and set boundaries. This way, they can enjoy all the beautiful aspects of being part of our family while also respecting the personal space of others.

    The Sit Command

    Make your dog learn to sit and use this command to control Dogs Jumping. The sit command is a foundational dog training command crucial for correcting myriad behavioral problems. Direct your dog to sit when a family member or guest walks in the front door. Instruct the visitor to give your dog attention only when your dog can stay seated. Once they can stay seated, allow your guest to greet them calmly. Continue to get your dog to sit if they attempt to jump up. Reward good behavior with positive reinforcement via treats or praise.

    The Get Off Command

    The “Get Off” command, or many prefer just the “Off” command, is the best way to train your dog to stop jumping. It can be used in several situations, but it is beneficial for dogs that struggle with this behavior. Start in a distraction-free environment to train your dog on the “Get Off” command. Put your dog on a leash and make them sit with you, probably facing you. It would help to get your dog excited by stepping on its leash.

    This will trigger Dogs Jumping. You need to react firmly and ask them to get off you using the cue when they do so. When they stop jumping, wait for ten to fifteen seconds before rewarding them. Rewarding them right away could lead to reinforcing the Dog Jumping behavior.

    Training to behave with the “Four On The Ground” Technique

    The “four on the ground” training technique is especially effective with dogs that love treats. You can analyze that easily if your previous training has been practical with treats and praises.

    To teach your dog to behave and keep all its paws on the floor, put it on a leash and have a family member or friend approach it. Before your dog can jump, give them a treat or drop treats in front of them on the floor. Your dog will be distracted by the treats, and when they do so, have the person greet or pat them. When they finish eating and are welcomed, have the person step back and start again. After several repetitions, your dog should make the connection that having all four paws on the ground brings them treats. 

    This technique is excellent for teaching your dog manners and greeting people properly. It will also help them to focus when they’re getting excited, which can be very useful in many situations!

    Things To Remember When Training stop Dogs Jumping

    When training your dog not to jump and greet everyone, you should keep in mind a few critical aspects:

    1. The leash is your best friend till your dog is trained. Whatever you are training them for, a leash becomes an essential tool for all dog trainers. It gives you better control and allows you to stay calm while maintaining your dog’s attention. All training should be done on a leash to ensure your dog is focused and responsive to instructions.
    1. Consistency and positivity are key when training your dog – think of it as building a relationship with them. They respond to commands because they want to make you happy. Making time each day to train your dog and keeping things positive will help increase the trust and affection between you and your pet. Try to break up exercise into fifteen-minute sessions three times a day, and always end on a good note so your dog associates the command with positive reinforcement.
    1. Training is for long-term solace, so think of the reward and calm yourself to keep pushing. When training your dog, prepare for some days to be better than others. It would be best if you were mentally prepared more than physically to train your dog. Know that there will be some days when it seems like your dog can do no wrong, and you’ll be ideally in sync, while on other days, it may be more challenging to get them to cooperate. A difficult training session does not indicate that you or your dog must be more capable of learning the desired behavior.

    You, as a dog owner, understand that training takes time. It is easy for your pet to adopt a particular habit, but it takes time to let go of it. 

    So until the time your dog is being trained to undo a habit, you need to embrace other tactics to keep the dog from jumping.

    Always hold your dog’s collar when someone new is approaching to avoid unwanted accidents. If you’re having guests over, it might be best to confine your dog to another room so they don’t get too excited and bark excessively. When meeting new people, put your dog in their crate and give them a special treat or toy to keep them occupied and distracted from the current situation.

    In Conclusion

    Most dogs, particularly puppies, naturally desire to be on the same level as you. Unfortunately, this can lead to jumping. But be satisfied because there are ways to train your dog and stop them from jumping. Most of them involve training; you must teach the dog a new behavior and eliminate the old one. The goal is to correct the dog gently and make it the most humble and loving pet. 

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:51:53 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    The next K9 First Aid Course Dates – 30th of April 2023 https://thedogvisitor.com/the-next-k9-first-aid-course-dates-30th-of-april-2023 https://thedogvisitor.com/the-next-k9-first-aid-course-dates-30th-of-april-2023 Our next K9 First Aid Course is on the 30th of April 2023 at 10am.  (Registration from 9.30am)  The course is held at our Sheffield training school and lasts approximately 4.5 hours.

    This half day course has been developed with members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and covers:

    · How to perform a full body exam

    · Dog’s vitals – heart rate, breathing rate and temperature.

    · CPR

    · Choking

    · Bleeds

    · Poisoning

    · Seizures

    · Drowning

    · Burns & scalds

    · Canine shock

    · Dog fights

    · Heatstroke

    · Eye injuries

    · ……………and much more

    On completion of the course, you will receive a CPD accredited certificate that is valid for 3 years.  The course is open to anyone including pet dog owners, dog walkers, groomers etc

    Places are limited and we will offer the tickets on a first come first served basis. 

    Contact us on 07946546401 or admin@bbk9.co.uk to book your place.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:36:55 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Border Collie Dog Breed | Information & Facts https://thedogvisitor.com/border-collie-dog-breed-information-facts https://thedogvisitor.com/border-collie-dog-breed-information-facts What has four paws, a high energy level, and a strong work ethic? You guessed it, the Border Collie! A popular pet nowadays, this beautiful canine was originally bred in Scotland as a working dog. This medium-sized herding canine is one of the smartest dog breeds there is! Those that aren’t pets are often used […]

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:00:39 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Appetite Stimulant For Cat | 100% Naturally Effective https://thedogvisitor.com/appetite-stimulant-for-cat-100-naturally-effective https://thedogvisitor.com/appetite-stimulant-for-cat-100-naturally-effective Cats are picky eaters, but there comes a point where being picky poses a much more serious problem. A loss of appetite that persists for more than twelve hours is a sign that your cat could be ill or in pain. If the lack of appetite continues, you may need to seek out a vet […]

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 08:00:36 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    12 Essentials When Travelling With Your Dog https://thedogvisitor.com/12-essentials-when-travelling-with-your-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/12-essentials-when-travelling-with-your-dog

    Travelling with your dog can be such a rewarding experience for you both. Just like people, dogs love exploring new places (and smells), and you’ll be much happier going away knowing that your furry friend will be by your side and not at home missing you.

    But whether you’re planning on travelling abroad or simply driving 10 minutes down the road, there are certain essentials you need to pack to make travelling with your dog much easier and more enjoyable for you both.

    It also means you won’t find yourself (and your dog) stuck without the things they need, especially if you’ve gone abroad and you can’t easily re-buy certain items.
    So, if you’re going away with your dog this year, this guide is for you. Here is a list of 12 essentials you need to take with you.

    Collar and lead
    First and foremost, you need to make sure they have their collar on with their ID tag firmly attached, just in case they wander off, or you get separated during your journey.

    Secondly, you need to make sure you’ve got the right lead for your pooch, whether they have a standard, extending or short lead. This also includes harnesses and muzzles if your dog requires one.

    Bedding and blankets
    You want to make sure your dog is comfortable and that they have somewhere to sleep, particularly if they are staying over in the new place. Bringing their bed or favourite blankets with the smell of their home on them can be a great comfort and can help to settle them into the new accommodation.

    It can also be calming during travel, particularly for nervous dogs who might not be happy about car, plane or train journeys in the first place.

    If you have the space, you might also wish to take some extra blankets or sheets to put on the furniture to protect your accommodation from mucky pups and dog hair.

    Safety belts or products
    Whether you’re going on a road trip or simply driving to the airport, you need to make sure you always put your safety first. If you have an excitable dog, then you might need to clip them in for the journey. There are a number of products out there that you could use, including dog seat belts, harnesses or car hammocks.

    This will very much depend on how active your dog usually is during transit, but if you’re at all concerned they might become overactive during the journey, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

    Dog crates and carriers
    If you crate your dog at night or even in the daytime, you might wish to take their crate with you. Again, this will give them a safe space to go, and if they are still a pup can protect your holiday accommodation. Of course, this will depend on how you are travelling and whether you have space, though most crates are collapsable.

    What’s more, if you’re taking your pet abroad, they might need a crate or carrier for the plane journey. Make sure that it is plenty big enough, especially if it is a longer journey, as you don’t want them to be cramped and uncomfortable. You might also wish to fill this with the bed or blanket to make it cosier and more comforting.

    Poo bags
    One of the most important things to remember is to have plenty of poo bags. We suggest taking a full bag or several rolls with you as these are light and don’t take up a lot of room. This will stop you from getting caught out, particularly if you’re somewhere where you’re finding it hard to source these bags.

    Food and drink (and bowls)
    Although taking too much food can become a burden, you should certainly take enough to get you through the first couple of days. This gives you a chance to source similar (or even the same) dry and wet food for your dog from a nearby shop.
    However, if you’re going somewhere very remote, or perhaps your dog has special dietary requirements, you might need to take enough food for the duration of your trip. Also, be sure to pack some of their favourite treats for when you’re going out on walks, or you need to settle them down.

    For your actual journey, you need to make sure you have plenty of fresh water with you in case they need a drink along the way. You can take a travel water bottle with you for something smaller. Alternatively, you might already be taking their usual food and water bowls, but that will depend on how much space you have in your luggage or vehicle. Either way, don’t forget to pack food and water bowls of some kind, even if these are of the travelling, fold-up variety.

    Mats and pads
    If you have a puppy that is still in training, or perhaps an old or poorly dog, you might need to bring puppy or potty pads with you to avoid any accidents in the house. Be sure to use whatever it is that your dog is currently used to so they understand what they are and how to use them.

    What’s more, if you are going somewhere hot or you think the weather will be particularly sunny, you might wish to pack a cooling mat with you as well.

    Toys
    You want to keep your dog comfortable but also entertained, so it’s important to bring some of their favourite toys. This could be balls for throwing on the beach, ropes, teddies, antlers, or whatever they find fun and comforting. This will be a real lifesaver if you need to distract them or entertain them either in your accommodation or while you are out.

    Brush
    Not always a necessity; this will very much depend on what dog you have. But if you’ve got a particularly fluffy friend you might need to bring a brush with you to stop them from becoming a tangled mess. This is especially true if they will be getting wet or muddy on your trip.

    Towel
    Similarly, if you anticipate that your dog will be getting wet or dirty at any stage, whether that’s on the beach or on woodland walks, a spare towel is always important. This way, you can easily wipe their feet or even give them a bath or shower if needed. This will protect your vehicle and accommodation from muddy footprints.

    Medication
    You need to make sure that you take any necessary medication with you. This might be flea and worm treatment or any prescribed medication. Make sure you have enough to last you for the entire duration of your trip.

    Documents and paperwork
    Finally, you need to make sure you have a copy of all relevant documents and paperwork and that your pet meets all legal requirements. If you are travelling abroad, this might include a pet passport, health certificate, proof of microchip and travel insurance documents.

    But whatever you need, it’s best to make sure you have a copy of all relevant documents to hand to make your journey as smooth as possible for you and your pooch.

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    New Santa Photos https://thedogvisitor.com/new-santa-photos https://thedogvisitor.com/new-santa-photos Tue, 06 Dec 2022 06:31:37 -0800 Dog-Fancier 10 Best harness for Australian Shepherd https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-harness-for-australian-shepherd https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-harness-for-australian-shepherd The Australian Shepherd is an active dog that needs a harness to help it move around safely. They are very energetic and love playing with their owners or other dogs.

    With the right harness, you will be able to keep your Aussie safe from getting injured while playing or running around in the house.

    Australian Shepherds have a muscular body and they have been known for their intelligence, agility, and loyalty.

    They are also very protective of their owners which makes them great guard dogs as well.

    This guide will provide you with a list of the best harnesses for Australian Shepherds that we have found on Amazon.

    We will also give you some tips on how to choose the right one for your pet before purchasing one from Amazon or any other online store.

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    List of 10 Best Harness for Australian Shepherds

    Harness ModelsMaterialProduct WeightFor More
    Blueberry Pet 10+ Colors Reflective Padded Dog HarnessPolyester8.47 OuncesView on Amazon
    unho Dog Body HarnessNylon, Cotton11.22 OuncesView on Amazon
    Didog Soft Flannel Padded Dog Vest HarnessNylon5.64 OuncesView on Amazon
    Pawaboo Dog Safety Vest HarnessPolyester5.12 OuncesView on Amazon
    Embark Adventure Dog HarnessRip-Stop Nylon15.2 OuncesView on Amazon
    Copatchy No Pull Reflective Adjustable Dog HarnessMesh4.8 OuncesView on Amazon
    Voyager Step-In Air Dog HarnessBreathable mesh fabric2.08 OuncesView on Amazon
    Kurgo Journey Multi-Use Dog HarnessN/A0.35 PoundsView on Amazon
    Rabbitgoo Dog HarnessPolyester, Nylon4.16 OuncesView on Amazon
    Chai’s Choice Premium Outdoor Explorer No-Pull Dog HarnessNylon, Zinc2.4 OuncesView on Amazon

    The 1# Best Harness for Australian Shepherds

    We selected these ten harnesses for Australian Shepherds based on feedback from dog owners and experts.

    Blueberry Pet Reflective Padded Dog Harness – Best Harness for Australian Shepherds

    The Blueberry Pet 10+ Colors Reflective Padded Dog Harness is a good choice for owners of Australian Shepherds looking for harnesses. This harness has all the features you’d expect from a quality harness: it’s soft, lightweight, breathable, and comfortable. It’s also easy to put on and take off and comes in a variety of colors.

    This particular model is made with optimal mesh, oxford, and polyester materials, ensuring that your dog will be comfortable while staying safe in case of emergencies such as car accidents or getting lost. The buckles are made from eco-friendly plastic, and the metal D ring is matt grey coated to add durability.

    You can rest assured that this harness is made with high-quality materials that will hold up well over time since it’s been tested on hundreds of dogs before being approved for sale.

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    What We Like

    • The harness is lightweight, breathable, and comfortable.
    • It is easy to put on and adjust.
    • The color is olive green and blue-gray, which is perfect for the Australian Shepherd’s coloring.
    • The metal D ring is matt grey coated to add durability.
    • The material is polyester, which keeps your dog cool in the summer months and warm in the winter months.

    What We Don’t Like

    • The buckle is not adjustable, so it’s important to make sure that you get the right size for your dog.

    How Does a Harness Work for an Australian Shepherd?

    A harness works for an Australian Shepherd by attaching to the dog’s chest, which allows for better control when walking or pulling. A harness also distributes pressure across the body so that it does not place stress on specific areas, such as the neck or spine.

    Dogs who pull on their leashes can be dangerous for both the dog and the handler. The act of pulling can strain muscles and cause injuries to joints and ligaments, particularly in large dogs with strong necks. A harness helps to minimize these risks by helping to distribute the force of pulling over a larger surface area.

    In addition, a harness allows you to use your dog’s natural instincts against it: dogs naturally want to follow their leader and run ahead of their human companions, but harnesses help keep them in line so they stay close enough for you to guide them around obstacles or away from danger.

    What are the Benefits of Having the Best Harness for an Australian Shepherd?

    The benefits of having the harness of an Australian shepherd include:

    • The harness is made of durable, high-quality material that is comfortable and easy to wear.
    • The harness features strong buckles that make it easy to put on and take off.
    • The harness comes in a variety of colors and sizes so you can find the one that best suits your dog’s needs.
    • This harness is lightweight, making it easy to carry around when not in use.
    • The harness features reflective stitching for enhanced visibility at night or in dim lighting conditions (such as heavy fog).
    • This harness is great for dogs who are new to wearing a collar or leash because it keeps their head up high so they can see where they’re going instead of having their neck bent down over their chest like other types of collars do; this helps prevent injuries from occurring during walks such as pulling too hard against their lead (i.e., choking).
    • This harness has an adjustable strap that tightens around your dog’s neck if needed (i.e., if he tries pulling against his lead too much). This feature makes it safer than using just a collar.

    What are the Different Types of Harness?

    There are many different types of harnesses, but the most common ones are:

    Front-clip harnesses are designed to keep the dog’s body from moving forward when it pulls. These harnesses have a leash attachment point that is positioned in front of the dog’s shoulders.

    Vest harnesses are designed to keep the dog’s body from moving forward when it pulls. These harnesses consist of an adjustable vest that covers the dog’s chest and back, with one or two straps extending down each side to attach to the dog’s girth.

    H-style harnesses are designed to keep both the dog’s body and its head from moving forward when it pulls (though they do not stop movement sideways). The H-style harness has two straps extending from a central point on either side of the neck up over each shoulder.

    Best Harness for Australian Shepherd

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Listed below are some answers to some common questions about buying a harness for Australian Shepherds.

    What size harness fits an Australian Shepherd?

    The size of a harness depends on the dog’s weight. The best way to find out what size you need is to measure your dog’s girth, which is the widest part of their chest and rib cage.

    If your dog weighs less than 20 lbs., you should get a small harness. If they weigh between 20 and 50 lbs., get an extra-small harness. If they weigh over 50 lbs., get an extra-large harness.

    What collar is best for an Australian Shepherd?

    The best collar for an Australian Shepherd is a martingale collar. This type of collar has a limited closure feature that works well for dogs with large heads and necks, like Aussies. It is also adjustable, so you can make it smaller if your dog loses weight or grows taller.

    Can Australian Shepherds go off leash?

    Yes. Australian Shepherds can go off-leash, but you should make sure that you have a solid recall before letting them do so. They are very intelligent and driven dogs, so they will want to chase anything that moves if they are not trained properly.

    How do you leash train an Australian shepherd?

    Leashing an Australian shepherd can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible! The key is to start young. If you have a puppy, get them a collar and leash as soon as possible so they can get used to the feel of it.

    Start by putting the collar on your dog and letting them walk around for a bit. Then, once they’re comfortable with that step, hold their leash and let them walk around with it on. After that, try taking short walks with your dog wearing the collar and leash, but don’t let them pull on it yet, just let them walk at their own pace.

    Once they seem okay with those steps, start taking more walks together where you encourage your dog to walk at your pace by rewarding him or her when they do so. You can also try walking backward from time to time so that your dog has to listen carefully in order to keep up!

    What size is an Australian shepherd’s neck?

    An Australian shepherd’s neck is of a medium length and is not too narrow or wide. The neck is usually proportional to the dog’s body. The fur on the neck can be long, short, or medium.

    At what age do Australian Shepherds calm down?

    Australian Shepherds are generally known as very energetic and active dogs, but they do calm down over time. The average age at which they reach maturity is around 18 months, but the age at which they stop being rambunctious can vary depending on the individual dog.

    Should I use a harness on my Australian Shepherd?

    Yes, you should use a harness on your Australian Shepherd.

    A harness is much safer than a collar for dogs because it distributes the force of pulling over your dog’s entire body, rather than putting pressure on their neck. Additionally, it can be used to attach a leash, so you don’t have to carry one around all the time.

    Can a harness hurt my dog?

    Yes, a harness can hurt your dog if it is not properly fitted. If the harness is too tight, it can cut into the dog’s skin and cause sores to develop. If the harness is too loose, it may slip off or allow your dog to escape by slipping out of it.

    Are harnesses suitable for running?

    Yes, harnesses are suitable for running.

    Harnesses are a great way to keep your dog safe while you run. The harness will help prevent any injuries from the leash pulling on their neck or throat, and it’s also a great way for you to stay connected to your pup in case something happens (like if they run into the street).

    Conclusion

    We understand that finding the best harness can be a very difficult task. This is because there are so many different things you have to look into, the material, the size, if it matches your Australian Shepherd, etc. 

    However, after a lot of testing and scrutiny from dog experts, we have found ten of the most reliable and comfortable harnesses for Australian Shepherds.

    All you need to do is simply buy one for your dog, which we are sure will bring lots of excitement for them.

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    10+ Best bark collar for chihuahua for 2023 https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-bark-collar-for-chihuahua-for-2023 https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-bark-collar-for-chihuahua-for-2023 Looking for Best Bark Collar for Chihuahua? Well, I can understand!

    Chihuahua is a faithful pet and probably one of the friendliest creatures on the planet, yet they can test your patience.

    Like humans, dogs have exceptional characters; some are quiet and calm, and others possibly quit barking only while they’re eating or drinking. Excessive barking is not easy to control.

    The normal objections of Chihuahua owners are when they bark forcefully without any reason.

    Typical barking is certainly not a major issue, but when your dogs do it consistently for quite a while, it can turn into a difficult issue.

    Fortunately, bark collars for Chihuahuas can especially assist you by halting their incessant barking habit with ease. Presently the issue is how would you select a collar as the best bark collar for your Chihuahua?

    It’s a significant issue for new purchasers since there are a lot of bark collars available that highlight different modes with various stimulation modes.

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    What Is Bark Collar For Chihuahua?

    A dog bark collar is an astounding instrument that controls your dog’s barking behavior whenever needed.

    There are various kinds of bark collars available in the market that might assist you with preparing your dog’s not to bark constantly at any place.

    That implies, that with these collars you can train him to quit barking for a specific reason. In this way, the dog feels discouraged to disturb you or your neighbors.

    Related Article: Best Shock Collar for Aggressive Dog

    In addition, excessive barking may be exceptionally hazardous for dogs’ health and they become excessively depleted for their too high pulse and high rate.

    Thus, bark collars can be a decent choice to help them and assist you to build a strong bond with them. However, these collars are completely safe for your dog and do not harm in any way.

    Related Article: Best Vibrating Collar for Deaf Dog

    Top 3 Best Bark Collar for Chihuahua At A Glance:

    Many of you may want to stop your little Chihuahua from aggressive and excessive barking! If you don’t have any idea, Chihuahua can bark up to a degree of 100 decibels. In comparison, music at a club is 90-110 decibels.

    Overexposure to high volumes can bring about hearing loss, and also a deficiency of sanity. It is very baffling for anybody, to put up to the dog’s relentless barking. To stop this, you should buy an excellent anti-bark collar for Chihuahua. Following are the top 3 best bark collars for Chihuahuas at a glance:

    POP VIEW Dog Bark Collar
    • Waterproof?: Yes
    • Material: Nylon, Plastic
    • Weight Limit: Over 11 to 120 lbs
    Petrainer Dog Training Collar
    • Waterproof?: Yes
    • Material: Nylon
    • Weight Limit: Over 8lbs or larger
    Best Industries Bark Collar
    • Waterproof?: Yes
    • Material: Nylon
    • Weight Limit: Over 7 to 120 lbs

    Reviews for the Top 10 Best Bark Collar for Chihuahua:

    You can use a bark collar to teach your dog to bark only when and where necessary. Some collars are too heavy and heavy and can be used for all breeds, but many manufacturers make collars for dogs of all sizes.

    1. POP VIEW Dog Bark Collar – Best Bark Collar for Chihuahua
    2. Petrainer Dog Training Collar – Bark Collar for Chihuahua
    3. Best Industries Bark Collar – chihuahua bark collar
    4. Nest 9 Dog Bark Collar – best bark collar for small dogs
    5. NBJU Bark Collar for Dog – best small dog bark collar
    6. IPETS PET619S Dog Shock Collar – bark collar for small dogs no shock
    7. SportDOG No Bark Collar – Best Bark Collar for Chihuahua
    8. Laptom Pro 2 Pack Smart Dog Bark Collar – Collar for Chihuahua
    9. TUG Rechargeable Bark Collar – Bark Collar for Chihuahua
    10. Petsafe Wireless Fence Collar – Collar for Chihuahua

    In this article, we analyzed and positioned the best bark collars available and included detailed reviews to assist you with concluding which collars to use with your little dog.

    Bark collars for ChihuahuaMaterialMax weight For More
    Dog Bark Collar SmallNylon, Plastic11-120 lbsView on Amazon
    Petrainer Dog Training CollarNylon8 lbs or largerView on Amazon
    The Best Industries Bark CollarNylon7-120 lbsView on Amazon
    Nest 9 Dog Bark CollarNylon11-110 lbsView on Amazon
    NBJU Bark Collar for DogsLeather11-110 lbsView on Amazon
    IPETS PET619S Dog Shock CollarPlastic, Thermoplastic Polyurethane10-100 lbsView on Amazon
    SportDOG No Bark CollarN/A10-100 lbsView on Amazon
    Laptom Pro 2 Pack Smart Dog Bark CollarNylon, SiliconeSmall to large dogsView on Amazon
    TUG Rechargeable Bark CollarN/A11 lbs or largerView on Amazon
    Petsafe Wireless Fence CollarN/A8 lbs or largerView on Amazon

    Benefits of Best Bark Collar for Chihuahua:

    Following are the benefits of the best bark collar for Chihuahua:

    1. The most important benefit of using a bark collar is that it assists you in developing self-control in the Chihuahua.
    2. Humane way of controlling excess and aggressive barking.
    3. It lets you change the shock levels for proper adjustment according to your dog’s size, weight, and breed.
    4. It helps train your pet.
    5. It helps develop self-control in your Chihuahua.
    6. It is great for calling dogs hard of hearing.
    7. Much more affordable compared to hiring a good trainer.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What Is A Chihuahua Dog?

    The Chihuahua is one of the smallest breeds of dog and is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. They are the smallest breed recognized by some kennel clubs.

    Are bark collars safe for small dogs?

    Yes, undoubtedly anti-bark collars are safe and effective. They won’t hurt your small dog. Your dog may sometime show less interest to wear this collar because it can get annoying.

    Is A Bark Collar Worth It?

    Absolutely yes! A bark collar is the best anti-bark and training tool ever when you want to train your Chihuahua not to bark excessively.

    Why Vibrating Barking Collar Is Best?

    Vibration collars are the best option because of two main reasons:

    • They stop dogs from barking.
    • They promote communication with deaf canines.

    How else can you prevent your Chihuahua’s incessant barking?

    Following are some of the ways to prevent your Chihuahua’s incessant barking:

    • Teach the “quiet” command.
    • Keep your dog active.
    • Offer distractions.
    • Desensitize your pet.
    • Work your dog’s brain.
    • Change up his routine.
    • Don’t reward barking.
    • Teach her how to meet and greet.

    Which Collar Is Best For Anti Bark Collar For Chihuahua Dog?

    A dog bark collar small is the best anti-bark collar for a Chihuahua dog. This bark collar is an ideal bark collar for extra small dogs like Chihuahua.

    Why do Chihuahuas bark so much?

    Chihuahuas are high-energy dogs and without enough action in their day, an overabundance of energy requirements to get delivered in some way. They frequently transform that additional energy into a shrill, mono-tone bark. This is normal, and albeit very irritating, they need to dispose of that energy in some way or another.

    Conclusion:

    Bark collars that use a beep, vibration, shock, or spray are extremely effective at training your small dog not to bark. Chances are that you tried every possible positive reinforcement training method, but your small dog still barks at other dogs, strangers, or noises outside. A bark collar is the best solution for this

    Most dogs will reduce their barking frequency when the collars are used. However, if the collars seem to do little or nothing for your Chihuahua, you should consider having him checked and trained by a professional. Bark collars are safe, affordable, and yield great results when used properly.

    More extreme methods such as debarking may be recommended in severe cases, but this is very unlikely. With the right training and possibly with the help of a good bark collar, most dogs will reduce their barking considerably.

    Remember, if you’re using the static shock functionality you should always start on the lowest setting and gradually adjust the settings until your dog reacts. We have included in this article all the top choices of bark collars available in the market. We hope that you found the best bark collar for Chihuahua!

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    A Couple Special Christmas Finds At Gramma’s House https://thedogvisitor.com/a-couple-special-christmas-finds-at-grammas-house https://thedogvisitor.com/a-couple-special-christmas-finds-at-grammas-house Nelson and I had some fun Christmas finds at Gramma’s house on the weekend. The weather was gorgeous, cold, snow, and sunshine, so we had to go out for a nice winter walk. I took Nelson to a park he hasn’t been to before. It was really nice walking weather. Sometimes we forget Nelson is […]

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    Peter – 2 year old male Labrador cross Retriever https://thedogvisitor.com/peter-2-year-old-male-labrador-cross-retriever https://thedogvisitor.com/peter-2-year-old-male-labrador-cross-retriever Peter is a 2 year old male Labrador cross Retriever. He is very active and desperate for being a member of a family.

    He loves people, children dogs but not cats. He is home trained and loves his human and other dog’s company.

    WILL BE GIVEN UNDER R.A.R.C. ADOPTION PACKAGE VACCINATED MICROCHIPPED BLOOD TESTED CASTRATED WITH FULL RBU!!

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    Leo – 1&2 year old male German Shepherd https://thedogvisitor.com/leo-1-2-year-old-male-german-shepherd https://thedogvisitor.com/leo-1-2-year-old-male-german-shepherd Leo is a 1-2 year old male German Shepherd. He is a super handsome boy with a lush black and tan semi-length coat.

    He was found in a local town looking for food – the poor boy was so hungry and very thin and thirsty. He is now a happy boy who loves attention and lots of cuddles.

    Leo enjoys his walk in the local countryside and he walks well on his lead. More lead and general training would certainly be of great benefit to him. Leo shares his kennel with a female and they get along very well, there is no food guarding or aggression shown.

    He gets excited when he sees cats so we advise no applications who have cats. Leo will make a loyal loving and faithful companion, especially in an active household that likes walking and outdoor activities.

    He just wants to be beloved and has a lot of love to give to a loving family. We think he will be fine with older children. He is friendly and loves cuddles. He is currently located in Staffordshire. The Adoption Fee: is £299.

    All our adoptions are subject to successful home checks. There is now a deposit for all home checks £25 which is deducted from the adoption fee. If the home check fails the £25 will be reimbursed. If people withdraw after the home check this is non-refundable.

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    Daisy – 2&3 year old female Cross&Breed https://thedogvisitor.com/daisy-2-3-year-old-female-cross-breed https://thedogvisitor.com/daisy-2-3-year-old-female-cross-breed Daisy is a 2-3 year old female Cross-Breed. She is our extra special girl and she has spent most of her life in our Cyprus shelter and is a delightful girl with impeccable behaviour and superb manners.

    Daisy knows exactly what is expected of her and instinctively understands how to please her. Daisy walks perfectly well on her lead and mixes nicely with other dogs, cats and children.

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    Dog Constipation Causes, Symptoms and Treatment https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-constipation-causes-symptoms-and-treatment https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-constipation-causes-symptoms-and-treatment As common as human constipation, dog constipation can be frustrating. Bowel movement is a healthy sign of your dog eating well and having a well-functional gut. Dogs usually poop 1-2 times every 24 hours. However, this varies from dog to dog, depending on the type of diet followed by the dog.

    If you are concerned about constipation issues in your pet, then this article will answer all your queries.

    Let us delve deeper into what causes constipation in dogs. Know what they can eat to overcome the problem.

    What is constipation in dogs?

    When dogs are unable or struggle to poop, they are typically constipating. It is a build-up of fecal matter within the lower bowel. The poop is extremely dry and hard, like pebbles. Any breed of dog can constipate at any age. However, older dogs are more prone to constipation.

    What causes constipation in dogs?

    Several factors can affect well-formed poop in dogs. These include-

    • Imbalanced and poor diet
    • Not eating enough fiber
    • Eating excess fiber
    • Asymptomatic colitis
    • Eating non-food items like plants, garbage, gravel, bones, etc.
    • Not drinking a sufficient amount of water
    • Hormonal abnormalities like hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism
    • Too much hair found in the stool due to excess self-grooming
    • Anal gland problems
    • Age
    • Renal issues
    • Enlarged prostate
    • Trauma in the pelvis
    • Effects of medicines
    • Tumour
    • Surgery
    • Spinal injury
    • Intestinal disorder
    • Hernias
    • Lack of activity and body movement
    • Central nervous system
    • Stress and psychological disorders

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    What are the common symptoms of dog constipation?

    The following signs will help you to find out whether your dog is constipating or not-

    • Difficult and painful defecation
    • Discomfort while passing stool
    • Hard pebble-like stool
    • Lack of defecation for a few days
    • Blood and mucus with stool
    • Straining without producing stool
    • Lethargy
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Irregular bowel movement
    • Holding in poop
    • Whines when trying to poop
    • Poop is compact and extremely hard

    What should a dog eat to overcome the constipation problem?

    Diet plays a significant role in helping your dog stay healthy and maintain regular bowel movements. It is crucial to treat constipation in dogs to avoid further complications and discomfort.

    However, the treatment depends on the causes and degree of constipation. Some dogs require short-term fixes, while some need long-term solutions to maintain regular bowel movements.

    Here is what you can do to keep your dog’s bowel movement normal. Treatment for Canine Constipation.

    Properly balanced diet:

    A balanced diet is one of the most effective ways to keep your dog’s digestive system healthy.

    The following food items must be included in your dog’s regular diet-

    Canned plain pumpkin

    As canned pumpkin has 25 calories per quarter cup, it should be added to your dog’s meal. However, it should be pure canned or powdered pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling contains sugar and can be unsafe for your dog’s health.

    Carrot

    Whether you opt for a steamed, boiled, mashed or raw carrot, a grated carrot contains 12 calories, and a medium-sized carrot contains 25 calories. So, you must ensure a carrot is included in the diet.

    If your dog chooses to eat a raw carrot, make sure the carrot gets properly chewed. Because a large chunk of carrot, if not chewed, can get stuck in the gut, thus making your dog have a hard time passing it through. It could also lead to obstruction, causing your dog to vomit.

    Probiotics

    If there are not enough good bacteria in the gut of your dog, it can lead to digestive problems. Probiotics are a collection of good bacteria found in the gut of living beings.

    Therefore, making probiotics a part of your dog’s diet can help them produce normal stool. Studies have found that probiotics in humans can help improve constipation by 10-40%.

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    Celery

    Celery is a wonder vegetable with high-moisture content. However, you must ensure your dog is not eating a large piece of celery. It might get stuck in the gut causing discomfort. Cut the celery into small pieces and let your dog enjoy the tasty crunch.

    Zucchini

    Yet another beneficial vegetable is zucchini. It is soft and easy to chew. Zucchini is a great option if your dog’s diet contains more caloric foods than other food items.

    Canned dog food

    The high moisture content of canned dog food help regulates bowel movement.

    Foods and herbs

    Certain foods and herbs like ginger, wheat, oats, bran, olive oil, mineral oil, milk of magnesia, laxatives, aloe Ferox, chicken broth, and powdered psyllium seeds are effective in treating constipation in dogs. Research shows that fig paste has effectively treated constipation in Beagles.

    Fiber-rich foods

    One of the most beneficial nutrients to fight constipation in dogs is fiber. Fiber can be soluble fiber or non-soluble fiber. Include foods like pumpkin, beet pulp, kelp, lettuce, green beans, strawberries and blueberries, brown rice, and apples in your dog’s daily diet.

    However, do not include too much fiber-rich food in the diet. Consult your veterinarian to give the right portion of fiber to your dog.

    Fiber supplements:

    Fiber supplements are available in pills, powders, or gels. While fiber powder supplements can be sprinkled over food, pills and gels should be given directly to the mouth.

    Increase water intake

    Your dogs should stay well hydrated. If you notice symptoms of constipation, increase your water intake. Encourage them to have more fluids as this will help to soften stool and make it easier for them to pass. Give them easy access to fresh water throughout the day.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:19:35 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Watch: Groom’s Grand Entry at His Wedding with Pet Dog Wins Hearts https://thedogvisitor.com/watch-grooms-grand-entry-at-his-wedding-with-pet-dog-wins-hearts https://thedogvisitor.com/watch-grooms-grand-entry-at-his-wedding-with-pet-dog-wins-hearts Today, the Internet is filled with exciting wedding videos; the Groom and Bride’s jaw-dropping entrances are the most watched. Recently, a video of a groom, Darshan Nandu Pol’s grand entry appeared online and left the netizens in awe. The video shows him going to his wedding venue on a bike with his pet dog, Pooch.

    The video shared five days ago shows the groom and his furry friend donning a sherwani. Along with the video, Darshan articulated, “Like A Boss.” The number of views on the video made it obvious that Internet users were in love with the unique entry.

    Take a look at the video:

     

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    A post shared by Darshan Nandu Pol (@supremebakarwadi)

    The video obtained over 1.9 million views, and many users swamped the comment section. Moreover, several Instagram users dropped heart and heart-eye emoticons.

    One user wrote, “Brother, you are the best human being. Om namoh bhagwatay vasudevay namaha this is so kind of you brother. Thanks for pampering this special baby of god, beautiful pet.”

    Another user penned, “Wow dil khush hogya ye video dekhke (Looking at this video made my heart smile).” A third one said, “Love u bro apne is bachho ko apna pan diya hai.” One more added, “Cutest thing I have seen today.”

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:19:34 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Watch: Family Throws A Lavish Party To Celebrate Pet Dog’s Birthday https://thedogvisitor.com/watch-family-throws-a-lavish-party-to-celebrate-pet-dogs-birthday https://thedogvisitor.com/watch-family-throws-a-lavish-party-to-celebrate-pet-dogs-birthday Pets, especially dogs and cats, mean a lot to those who know their value. They become a family member and are loyal when loved the right way.

    Several people have gone the extra mile to make their pets feel special. You might have heard of people taking their dogs for travelling and doing cute things for them. But, a desi family from Jharkhand took love for their pet to another level.

    A family in Dhanbad hosted a lavish birthday bash for their pet dog named Oscar. The family invited 350 guests and dressed their pup in a suit worth ₹ 4,500. Not just that, the family also printed invitation cards for the birthday party.

    Guests from nearby villages and Bengal’s Sripur also attended the dog’s birthday party. The guests brought gifts for the pup and were gifted three gold lockets. An aarti was also performed before the cake-cutting ceremony.

    Take a look at the video:

    In the video, a pet parent can be seen planting a kiss on the dog’s cheek. Then, a cake was placed on the top of the table, and guests stood next to the pet dog and clicked his photos.

    The video is going viral across social media platforms. While a few were unhappy with the grand celebration, others shared pictures of their pets on the Twitter thread. A user wrote, “There is no food for humans and these people Dhanbad #Bihar: Lavish Birthday Party of pet #dog with full rituals and a gold chain as a gift.”

    Another user commented, “There are many humans in India who even don’t manage two-time food in that way this dog is lucky.”

    The third commented, “For pet parents, they r like their own kids. Something which ppl who don’t have pets don’t understand.”

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:19:32 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Can Dogs Hold Resentment Towards You? https://thedogvisitor.com/can-dogs-hold-resentment-towards-you https://thedogvisitor.com/can-dogs-hold-resentment-towards-you Many of you believe that dogs have all the same emotions as people and can behave almost the same as we can. They can love or they can hate. Can dogs harbour grudges against you?

    Many of you believe that this is true, and you all had some scenario where you saw the obvious. Your dog resents you. The actual answer is a bit more complicated, and you need to know a couple of things.

    Can Dogs Feel Resentment?

    The short answer here is, actually, no. This is a complex emotion, and only humans have it. Can dogs hold resentment towards you for a short or long period of time? No, they cannot. They will act in a way that you may believe they can, but in reality, this is not something they can do.

    Dogs don’t have the mental capacity to hold resentment. They will forget that something happened to them within 2 minutes. This is because they have very short episodic memories. For example, if you yell at your dog, he will forget it within minutes.

    Dogs have a very strong and advanced associative memory. As a result, he will forget that you yelled at him, but he will sense and recognise that something bad occurred.If we use the same example as above, we can see that your dog may start to ignore you or run away from you. He doesn’t know why he is doing this, but he can feel that you will do something bad to him. Yes, yelling is bad.

    To summarise, dogs cannot resent people. They don’t know how to hate or take revenge. They are not capable of deciding if an action is fair or not and cannot analyse the experience to deduce the obvious.

    Dogs can feel a lot of emotions. They cannot feel complicated emotions like resentment. But they can still be angry, happy, sad, etc. All of this is not an extremely well-known thing. Scientists still don’t know all the details and don’t understand dogs’ emotions 100%. We hope this will change any time soon.

    Dogs Respond To Torture In Their Own Way

    Can Dogs Hold Resentment Towards You

    Dog Corner- Youtube

    Now you’re wondering if you ever hit your dog or if someone else did; will he remember and will he be angry with that person?The answer is still no.

    Dogs cannot hate people, so if you hit a dog a while back (something you must never do), he will not hate you. This also implies that dogs who have been tortured for an extended period of time cannot hate that person.They will forget that, and they will continue living their own lives.

    This is not a complete answer.

    For example, if a person tortured a dog for a period of time or if this occurred in the past, the dog will be aware of it.He can link that person to bad things, and he will become aggressive, defensive, or just want to run away. This all looks like resentment, which is why many people believe dogs are capable of it.

    In reality, your dog knows that something bad happened, and he is scared that the same thing will happen again. If he is tortured for weeks or even longer, he will try to avoid that as much as possible. It is far more accurate to say that they will respond to torture.

    They will want to run away from it and avoid it as much as possible. Even then, they cannot hate a person, and they will not hold a grudge, not even for a second.

    A severe issue here is that some dogs will lose trust in people. If an owner is a bad one and the dog is sad and scared for years, he can completely lose trust in people. Therefore, you can see some of the dogs on the street running away, even if you want to feed them.

    This is why some dogs can become aggressive as soon as they sense something bad in a person. At the end of the day, they want to protect themselves and eliminate the risk of something bad happening to them again.

    It may look like holding a grudge, but it is far from that. Resentment is far more complex and consistent. It is based on experience, making decisions, and deciding what is right and what isn’t. This is not something dogs can do.

    The Final Word 

    There you go, can dogs hold resentment towards you? No, they cannot, but they can still act like they can. This is because they will want to protect themselves from something bad and not punish you.

    If your dog acts like this, he probably has a reason why. Maybe you are that person or some other family member. You should try to solve the issue as soon as you can.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:16:22 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Goldendoodle Coat Types: Understanding Your Precious Goldendoodle’s Coat https://thedogvisitor.com/goldendoodle-coat-types-understanding-your-precious-goldendoodles-coat https://thedogvisitor.com/goldendoodle-coat-types-understanding-your-precious-goldendoodles-coat A major reason why the Goldendoodle is so popular amongst dog lovers in the United States is its outstanding coat. The Goldendoodle produces several coat types that are often classified as low to non-shedding. This can have a major impact on how hypoallergenic a Goldendoodle is, as the less a Goldendoodle shed, the more hypoallergenic …

    The post Goldendoodle Coat Types: Understanding Your Precious Goldendoodle’s Coat appeared first on DevotedToDog.com.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:08:08 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Weekly Wins – 5 December 2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/weekly-wins-5-december-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/weekly-wins-5-december-2022 Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:08:00 -0800 Dog-Fancier Freya – CO https://thedogvisitor.com/freya-co https://thedogvisitor.com/freya-co

    Meet adoptable deaf boxer/bully mix Freya who is looking for a loving forever home with someone who will cherish her, become her new best friend, teach her new things and always keep her safe. Freya is house trained, knows several sign cue, she is good with other dogs and children (cats unknown).

    From her rescue advocate: Freya is a 2-3 year old beautiful bully mix. She is quite the doll! She gets along great with other dogs and kids.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:06:22 -0800 Dog-Fancier
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    Update 12/4/22: Sweet Dane Zero has been adopted!

     

     

     

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:06:20 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Is Your Deaf Dog Barking Driving You Bonkers? https://thedogvisitor.com/is-your-deaf-dog-barking-driving-you-bonkers https://thedogvisitor.com/is-your-deaf-dog-barking-driving-you-bonkers

    Is Barking Driving You Bonkers?

    By Natalie Rogers with K9 Concepts Trainingin Australia. You can also check out Natalie’s services, blog and Concept training on her website here.

    Barking is one of the most common struggles for deaf dog parents. It can put such a strain on your relationships – not just the one that you have with your dog but also relationships with your neighbors, your loved ones and your visitors. No one wants notes from angry neighbors, or worse, your local authorities.


    And the stress that barking causes can lead some folks down the path of using certain tools that make it uncomfortable, startling or even painful for the dog if they bark. I’m here to reassure you that there is another way.


    In this video, I break it all down – why dogs bark, how to work out what’s causing your dog’s barking, and a three step plan to guide you to a more harmonious household. Plus, in the YouTube video description, there’s a link to some free worksheets. Write down your dog’s triggers and use this info to develop your plan. Then use the Barking Diary to track your progress over time. Each week you can look back and celebrate your wins – or see clearly what needs tweaking.

    If this sounds like something your household could use then be sure to check out the video below.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:06:19 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Top Dog Beaches In San Diego https://thedogvisitor.com/top-dog-beaches-in-san-diego https://thedogvisitor.com/top-dog-beaches-in-san-diego Play on the sand and slash in the ocean at the top dog beaches in San Diego. We’ve gathered the best off-leash spots for you and your pooch in America’s Finest City!

    Woman and a yellow lab with a soccer ball on a dog friendly beach in San Diego, CA
     

    Pack up your pup’s gear, grab the leash and your sunglasses and hit the beach! The dog beaches in San Diego are some of the best in the country. No matter which dog friendly beach you choose, you and your BFF (best furry friend) will have a fantastic trip that you’ll never forget. 

    Dog Beaches In San Diego

    OB Dog Beach

    I broadly proclaim this place to be the happiest place in San Diego! Ocean Beach has a vibe all its own … hippie, artistic, and funky.

    Situated where the San Diego River meets the Pacific Ocean, the OB Dog Beach is a mile long. Open 24 hours a day, this beach can get busy on Saturdays and Sundays. If you prefer a more relaxed visit, come during the week with a blanket and a good book. It’s pure doggy joy!

    Top Dog Beaches in San Diego | GoPetFriendly.com

    La Jolla Shores Beach

    Compared to most of La Jolla’s beaches, which are tucked into gaps between rocky points, La Jolla Shores is massive! This long, wide, and very popular beach stretches for over a mile.

    Kayakers can put in at the south end of the beach for a paddle out to La Jolla Cave, and lifeguards are on-duty daily for swimmers and surfers. This beach is also tops for picnicking, sunbathing, playing in the water, and people watching.

    Another thing this beach has going for it is that it’s just in front of Kellogg Park, which has two grassy areas for picnics that are separated by a large parking lot. Rentals are available at the beach and on Avenida de la Playa where you’ll also find a market and restaurants.

    Even though the beach and the parking lot are both large, they can fill up on sunny days. Plan to arrive early and spend the whole day!

    READ MORE ⇒  Things to Do in San Diego with Less Social Dogs

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    Coronado Dog Beach

    Across the scenic Coronado Bridge, at the northern end of the island, you will find Coronado Dog Beach. This beautiful stretch of white sand is the only beach on Coronado Island that welcomes dogs.

    With sweeping views from Point Loma to the Hotel del Coronado, it’s definitely worth the trek. You might even catch a glimpse of Navy SEALS in training at the US Naval Station, which is right next to the dog beach.

    Park on the street, and prepare for a bit of a walk – this place gets busy on the weekends! Be sure to keep your pets leashed until you reach the designated beachfront area. Coronado Animal Control strictly enforces the rules, and violations carry a $500 fine.

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    San Elijo State Beach – Cardiff-by-the-Sea

    Leashed dogs are welcome on this long, narrow beach, which takes up most of the oceanfront land in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. This beach is popular with surfers, and from March-October there is a store near the park entrance that offers rentals, sundries, and food. There is even a Mexican restaurant on-site that’s open year-round!

    In addition to the beach, the state park has a large campground facility and a day-use parking area at the north end. Several long stairways and ramps lead from the parking areas and camp spots on the bluff down to the narrow sandy beach.

    Keep in mind that swimming here can be dangerous. Be aware of rip currents and know what to do if you get caught in one.

    READ MORE ⇒  California’s Dog Beaches – From the Redwoods to Santa Barbara

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    Del Mar North Dog Beach

    Del Mar North Beach, commonly referred to as “Dog Beach,” stretches nearly a half mile to Solana Beach. The beach includes the mouth of the San Dieguito River and the bluff along the coast.

    Like a lot of Southern California, the Del Mar community is very dog friendly. However, dogs must have leashes on the beach during the summer. In the off season, dogs can shed their leashes.

    Parking is metered, and you should expect to hunt for a spot on the weekends.

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    Fiesta Island

    From the sandy beaches to the large open fields, Fiesta Island is a perfect beach destination! But don’t take my word for it … Fiesta Island was voted 2016’s Best Dog Park in the Country.

    In addition to the happy pooches, views of Mission Bay, Sea World, and the San Diego skyline are on display.

    Dogs are allowed off-leash throughout most of the park, and there are many fire rings where you can warm up after playing in the calm bay water. There are no water fountains, so make sure to bring plenty of water for you and your dog. There are no restrooms either – just a handful out outhouses. But parking is free and the island is beautiful.

    READ MORE ⇒ Spend A Day At Dog Friendly Fiesta Island

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    West Beach – Del Mar

    In the city of Del Mar, dogs are always welcome. The entire beach is great, but the most popular place for canines is the North beach area. There’s also a playground if you decide to bring the kids along too!

    This beach allows dogs to run under voice control nine months out of the year, with the other 3 months requiring a leash.

    Are there other dog beaches in San Diego that make your cut? Let us know about them in the comments!

    READ MORE ⇒ More Things To Do With Your Dog In San Diego

    About the Author: Laura Ferguson is content creator by day and a hiking, camping, adventurer by night. She loves to create and tell stories through words, graphics, video and photography. When she’s not out exploring, you’ll find her in yoga clothes, working on the computer, coffee in hand, a smile on her face and a small pup in her lap. Some photos in this post are Laura’s.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:38:16 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Dogs Maintaining Healthy Habits At Bark N Walk https://thedogvisitor.com/dogs-maintaining-healthy-habits-at-bark-n-walk https://thedogvisitor.com/dogs-maintaining-healthy-habits-at-bark-n-walk

    The focus of Bark N Walk is on the health, well-being, and happiness of all dogs. Dogs spend the day at our dog boarding with other like-minded puppies, strengthening their socialization skills, exercising in a playful manner, and learning new skills, all while being professionally cared for. Bark N Walk knows that dogs are family, and we want to make sure they have a happy and healthy life. Weight is one of the most important elements influencing a dog’s overall health.

    With over 50 million dogs deemed obese today, it is time for pet parents to make the required changes in their dogs’ lives to avoid health-related difficulties such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, shortened life expectancy, and other sad conditions that can damage their pets.

    By taking your dog to daycare, you are ensuring that your furry family members continue to battle obesity and obtain the activity (both physical and mental) they require to live a long and healthy life.

    While at dog boarding, the average Bark N Walk dog walks more than 30,000 steps each day; at home, pups move less than 7,000 steps! Your dog will participate in a variety of workouts and games while in our care to get their heart rate up and those steps in. All of this entertainment is actually exercise, and who doesn’t enjoy making workouts enjoyable?

     

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    Here are some of the games and activities that our Bark N Walk pups may enjoy while at dog boarding:

    • Agility Exercises: Bark N Walk’s playrooms are stocked with a range of agility and playroom equipment. Throughout the day, dogs are free to stroll up, jump up, and play with the equipment. When a Canine Coach instructs a dog to jump up on the agility equipment, they are rewarded with verbal praise and pets. They are working their muscles and keeping their bodies robust by jumping on this apparatus on order. Many dog boarding will also build up agility courses to challenge the dogs’ bodies and minds by having them follow a certain course to go through.

     

    • Name Recognition: Not only is it critical for a dog to know their name in an emergency, but it is also a terrific way to keep a dog moving around the playroom. When Bark N Walk canines come to the Canine Coach who called their name, they are rewarded. This is not only a crucial skill to master, but it is also a simple approach to excite the playroom.

     

    •  Intellect Games: It is just as vital to training a dog’s muscles as it is to strengthen a dog’s brain! Brain games enable dogs to utilize their wits to attain a goal, whether that objective is vocal praise and petting at Bark N Walk dog boarding or a treat if they are playing brain games.

     

    Physical and mental activity, as well as nutritious nutrition, all contribute to a well-balanced puppy. Bark N Walk dog boarding facilities conduct special treat days while focusing on a dog’s health and nutrition. Healthy treat alternatives such as carrots, green beans, and watermelon (without seeds) may be included on some of these treat days. Dogs like these special treats, and pet parents adore the extra attention shown to their furry family members in order for them to live as long, happy, and healthy a life as possible.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:30:01 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Happy Howlidays from Puggy Smalls, Pop Sausage, Pomegranate and YumYum https://thedogvisitor.com/happy-howlidays-from-puggy-smalls-pop-sausage-pomegranate-and-yumyum https://thedogvisitor.com/happy-howlidays-from-puggy-smalls-pop-sausage-pomegranate-and-yumyum This pawesome foursome have been very good doggos this year, and have been lucky enough to try and test some of the amazing festive goodies Pets and Friends have to offer this Christmas!

    We have created a list of our favourite bits and bobs to inspire you when shopping for your dog’s stocking!

    First things first…. For us, Christmas starts with sitting in front of the fire, writing our Christmas cards to our nearest and dearest. Now, even your doggo can get involved with a selection of edible cards AND a dog safe pen to write your sweet nothings to the pooches in your life! We LOVE this idea and plan to stock up to send them to all our doggy pals!

    Next up, advent calendars! With four pooches all with very different tastes, we need options! And that is certainly what Pets and Friends have provided us with! Whatever your dog’s preferences or dietary requirements are, they have you covered! Our top pick from the range has to be the Rosewood doggy chocolate advent calendar, with a simple yet elegant design, gluten free and jam packed with carob based dog safe choccies! We also love the JR Pet Products offering, in two flavour choices, turkey and venison or ostrich! 100% meaty goodness for your doggo, all wrapped up in fully recyclable packaging!

    Next up – TOYS!!!! Our favourite part of the festive season is waking up with the doggies on Christmas morning, watching them tear open their prezzies and play with their toys. So here is a list of some perfect present ideas for dogs large and small! The festive selection from Ancol is wonderful and varied. We love the squeaky faux fur Christmas tree with a pull rope, the giant mince pie toy of course, and the small squeaky ginger bread man – ideal for smaller, older pooches like our little pops! They also all have a little gift tag attached for you to write your dog’s names on them – CUTE!

    Our 9 month old Pup, YumYum loves crunchy toys with interesting textures, and we just know he’s going to crazy for the Hello Robin flat ginger bread house toy!

    Last but not least, TREATS!

    One of our all-time favourite brands, Earth Animal have released a limited edition Christmas flavour chew called ‘The Feast’ with turkey, cranberries and pumpkin! These chews keep our entire pack entertained for hours and they come in a range of sizes, so you can provide Christmas day entertainment, whatever their size!

    All these wonderful goodies and heaps more are available online and in store now!

    Merry Christmas from the Instadoggo pack and Pets and Friends

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:25:12 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Investing in Property https://thedogvisitor.com/investing-in-property https://thedogvisitor.com/investing-in-property Zorro and Loba have been advised by Cash to buy a bigger doghouse. “Property goes up in price,” said Cash. “I advise you to borrow as much as you can and buy the most expensive doghouse you can get.”

    I was not convinced this was a good idea, so I asked if the loans are not terribly expensive with the interest payments? Cash laughed, “interest is lower than inflation, you can’t lose. In fact, you lose your hard-earned savings if you do not invest and borrow money for a big house.”

    “I like my doghouse,” said Loba, “but I guess we can do with more space. I just not sure why the property goes up in price with time, as it gets older and needs repair, should it not get cheaper?”

    “No,” said Cash, “it is a question of supply and demand. Demand will never go down here in Doggy Heaven; the dogs just keep on coming.”

    Hmm, this will be a problem for late arrivals. But I have heard something about the expanding universe… maybe it will be all right after all?

    Or should we invest? Economy is so hard!

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:19:51 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    NEW GADGET TO HELP KEEP YOUR PET SAFE https://thedogvisitor.com/new-gadget-to-help-keep-your-pet-safe https://thedogvisitor.com/new-gadget-to-help-keep-your-pet-safe Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:16:35 -0800 Dog-Fancier How Often Do Dogs Poop? 5 Factors That Affect Dog Poop https://thedogvisitor.com/how-often-do-dogs-poop-5-factors-that-affect-dog-poop https://thedogvisitor.com/how-often-do-dogs-poop-5-factors-that-affect-dog-poop While your dog’s pooping frequency might not be first (or even in the top 100) on your list of things ...

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:14:55 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    15 Most Important Puppy Questions to ask https://thedogvisitor.com/15-most-important-puppy-questions-to-ask https://thedogvisitor.com/15-most-important-puppy-questions-to-ask It's always thrilling to welcome a new family member, but in other circumstances, it may be your first pet. It's wonderful to go on a shopping spree for new puppy goodies, but learning about what to expect with your new puppy is just as vital. You may have a lot of questions when you bring home that lovely bundle of fur, whether you're new to puppy ownership or a seasoned puppy parent. To assist you, we've compiled a list of ten of the most common puppy-related questions.

    Here are some frequently asked questions that may be of use to you and your new puppy.

    1. What is the most effective technique to housebreak my puppy?

    Positive reinforcement is the most effective and efficient method of training. When your puppy eliminates in the proper spot, praise him right away rather than waiting until he returns inside. Praise can come in the form of verbal, physical, or both forms, and it's sometimes accompanied by a treat. If your puppy goes to the bathroom in an improper location, a firm "No" can be useful, but only if you catch him in the act. Puppies have limited memory and are unable to associate delayed scolding. The optimum time to train is before and after a meal, when you may go outside frequently.

    Most Asked puppy Questions

     

    1. When will my puppy be allowed to go to the dog park?

    You should expose your puppy to as many people, places, and experiences as possible during his first three months of life, but there is one major caveat: If he hasn't received the necessary vaccinations, it's not a good idea to take him to public places like the dog park, where he could contract a deadly disease like parvo. The dogs at the dog park may be sick or aren't up to date on their vaccinations. It's not worth the danger; instead, wait until your veterinarian has given you the green light.

     

    1. How do I deal with biting that isn't appropriate?

    Teething puppies under the age of seven months will naturally "play bite." You must teach your puppy that this isn't acceptable behaviour. The simplest method to accomplish this is to redirect the biting away from you and toward a designated dog toy from Pawsindia.

    Most Asked puppy Questions

    1. Can my puppy eat human foods?

    Dogs are poisoned by a lot of human foods. Knowing which foods are harmful to dogs is critical. Chocolate, onions, garlic, grapes, dairy, any fruit with seeds or pits, caffeine, and anything branded sugar-free are all frequent foods to avoid (the common sugar replacement, xylitol, is very toxic). Excessively fatty foods, such as leftover pork, can potentially cause digestive problems and even pancreatitis in some people.
     

    1. What is the best way to get rid of fleas on my dog?

    Flea Control that is successful includes treatment of both pets and the environment.

    This is a difficult task that requires a three-pronged approach. Fleas must be eradicated from the following areas:

    • Your canine companion
    • Do you have any other cats or dogs in your home?
    • Your residence and yard (environment)

    Because you cannot control some external sources of fleas, such as other people's dogs, wild animals, or other property outside your own, continuous prevention is vital once your dog's fleas are under control.

     

    1. What flea treatment should I use on my dog?

    Although many over-the-counter flea washes, sprays, and powders will kill adult fleas on your dog at the moment of application (at your local store), their effectiveness may be restricted because they only act for a few hours. The majority have no long-term impact, which means your dog will be infested with fresh fleas from the surroundings the next day.

     

    1. When should I begin grooming my dog with a long coat?

    We recommend having your long-coated dog groomed around the time of their second/final booster immunizations. A professional puppy grooming service can assist you in introducing your dog to the process. It's critical to acclimate your puppy to being groomed and all it entails, including humans, touching his face, paws, and ears, new noises, and other dogs. We strongly advise that dogs such as Poodles and Poodle mixes, Bichon Frises, and Schnauzers begin grooming as soon as possible.

     

    1. What is the best way to look after my puppy's teeth, ears, and nails?

    Practising good dental hygiene at an early age is never a bad idea. Fortunately, there are simple ways for us to give this to our puppies. Brushing your puppy's teeth daily is the gold standard, and we recommend starting slowly to get your puppy used to it. Begin by letting your puppy taste the pet-safe toothpaste, then progress to wiping a few teeth with your finger or gauze, and finally a toothbrush

     Most Asked puppy Questions

    1. When will my puppy be allowed to go to the dog park?

    You should expose your puppy to as many people, places, and experiences as possible during his first three months of life, but there is one major caveat: If he hasn't received the necessary vaccinations, it's not a good idea to take him to public places like the dog park, where he could contract a deadly disease like parvo. The dogs at the dog park may be sick or aren't up to date on their vaccinations. It's not worth the danger; instead, wait until your veterinarian has given you the green light.

     Most Asked puppy Questions

    1. What can I do to stop my puppy from chewing on everything?

    I'm not sure how I'm going to get my puppy to stop chewing on things. You could be to blame if your dog chews up your beloved pair of shoes or gnaws at the table leg. Chewing is, after all, a natural dog behaviour. If you leave something appealing in front of a young puppy's path, he'll almost certainly eat it up. That's why it's up to you to puppy-proof your home and enlist the help of your entire family. Get an object out of your puppy's reach if you believe he might eat it, no matter how unusual it seems. Another reason crates are so handy is that they keep your dog out of mischief. While you're at it, make sure your puppy has plenty of chew toys. Food puzzle dog Toys and interactive toys are good ways to keep his mind busy. No need to go hunting for dog toys online. You can find just the right kind of dog toys according to their age and need on Pawsindia. This is also a good moment to teach him the "drop it" instruction, which will help him avoid consuming anything unsuitable or dangerous.

     Most Asked puppy Questions

    1. How much sleep do Puppies need?

    All that chasing around may exhaust a puppy! Keep in mind that puppies are continually developing, and sleep is necessary for the development of their central nervous system, immune system, brain, and muscles. A puppy's daily sleep routine should consist of roughly 15-20 hours of sleep in general!

     

    1. What Is the Appropriate Feeding Frequency for Puppies?

    Adult dogs should be fed smaller, more frequent meals, while puppies should be fed smaller, more frequent meals. Your veterinarian can advise you on the optimal feeding plan and portion amount for your puppy. Puppies between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks should be fed four times a day, according to most feeding guidelines. Feedings can be reduced to three times a day between the ages of 3-6 months. Feedings twice a day should be adequate for puppies 6 months and older.

    1. What do puppies eat when they grow up?

    You can seek advice from your breeder and veterinarian on the best brand and type of food to feed your puppy at this stage of development. Puppies in growth should eat puppy chow that has been particularly made to offer the nutrients they need to power their growth spurts!

    1. Which vaccinations does my puppy need?

    The dog immunisation schedule may differ depending on the weather, laws, vaccine availability in your area, or your veterinarian's preferences. Every pet is unique. Your cat or dog may react to a vaccine differently than any other cat or dog on the planet. Your veterinarian, on the other hand, might be the best person for the job. If you've read about your furry friend's immunisation regimen! Recognizing vaccinations aids the immune system's preparation for the invasion of microbes. Antigens in vaccines appear to be receptors into the system, but they do cause sickness. 

    According to the Canine Task Force of the American Animal Hospital Association, the following dog vaccinations are essential:

     Core Vaccination for dogs:

    • Canine parvovirus
    • Canine distemper
    • Canine hepatitis
    • Rabies
    1. When should my puppy be desexed?

    To avoid unwanted progeny, puppies should be spayed or neutered before reaching sexual maturity (typically around 5 or 6 months old). Larger breeds may benefit from a lengthier delay in specific instances. Consult your veterinarian to determine the optimum time to desex your puppy.

     

     

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:01:40 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Why Is Your Dog Behaving Differently? Knowing the Vestibular Disease https://thedogvisitor.com/why-is-your-dog-behaving-differently-knowing-the-vestibular-disease https://thedogvisitor.com/why-is-your-dog-behaving-differently-knowing-the-vestibular-disease Having a dog can make your life joyful and rewarding. While your dog cannot speak, he/she can offer you unmatched loyalty and a rare warmth that you will not find in most pets. However, it is also necessary that you keep your pet dog in top shape. Dogs develop numerous health issues owing to genetic reasons and external factors. While you cannot be an expert in detecting canine ailments like a vet, learning about some commonplace ailments affecting the dogs can be useful. You should learn the basics about vestibular disease.

    The nuances of vestibular disease

    One of the commonplace ailments affecting various dog breeds is vestibular disease. It impacts the ear sensory receptors in a dog’s body. This affects the animal’s sense of balance. This ailment eventually affects a dog’s body balance and causes symptoms like involuntary rapid eye movements, circling, head tilt, etc. It may also reduce the dog’s appetite. Apart from head tilting, an affected dog may also exhibit symptoms like vomiting, and he/she may prefer sleeping on a hard surface.

    It is not exactly known what causes this ailment in dogs, but in most cases, the root cause is attributed to an inner ear infection, ruptured eardrum, and a head injury. In some cases, dogs develop this as a side effect of being administered antibiotic medications. While it can happen to most dog breeds, German shepherds and Doberman pinschers tend to get more affected than the others. Both older and young dogs can get affected by this condition.

    While the vestibular disease is not life-threatening, it can cause much discomfort to the affected dog- for sure. The good thing is timely medical intervention can cure the ailment, and your dog can live a better and healthy life. Typically, a dog can recover from the condition within three weeks- sometimes without medical intervention.

    You need to look out for the key symptoms of the condition. These are:

    – Walking in circle.
    – Acting dizzy.
    – Rolling to a side.
    – Head tilting.
    – Abnormal eye positioning.
    – Shaking head.

    To some dog owners not acquainted with the symptoms, it may seem the dog is acting weird. However, observe if the symptoms are recurring or not.

    What to do when your dog is affected by the vestibular disease?

    In many cases, dogs afflicted with vestibular disease may recover on their own, and explicit medical intervention may not be required. However, that does not mean you should overlook the symptoms in your dog. If the symptoms persist and you feel the dog is not feeling okay, take him/her to a vet without delay. The vet will examine the dog well and try to fathom the root cause. Thereafter, the vet will prescribe specific tests and suggest medications as per the outcome of the tests. X-ray and other tests may be required for a proper diagnosis. Sometimes, they recommend giving the dog anti-nausea medications.

    While the dogs take a few weeks to recover from the conditions, you should make things easier for your dog if he/she contracts the ailment. For this, you can do the following:

    • Keep the dog in a well-ventilated place and ensure distressing elements are kept away. Do not play loud music or indulge in noisy activities near the dog. Keeping the animal away from any type of stress is important for recovery.
    • Ensure food and water are kept within reach. The dog should be given a low-height bed to you may make bedding on the floor itself.
    • Ensure the dog does not climb the staircase as well. It will enhance the risk of falling and getting injured.
    • Until the dog recovers fully from the ailment, refrain from taking it for running and walking outside. Do not let the kids and others in the family engage the dog in much physical activity inside the home as well.
    • Besides, give any medicine suggested by the vet to help your dog recover from the condition fast. You may also need to make some alterations to the dog’s diet, as per the guidance of the vet.
    • You may also seek suggestions from your dog-owner relatives and friends regarding the ways to deal with a dog coping with the vestibular disease better. You will get some useful resources in online dog support groups and forums as well.

    Summing it up
    Vestibular disease is usually not severe, and your dog is likely to recover from it without complications. Dogs require some time to ensure they can recalibrate their vestibular system. Give your dog some time before you can involve him/her in daily activities.

    Check for relevant dog tests at Pawpurrfect’s pathology services.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:01:38 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Special Needs Dogs and Cats  https://thedogvisitor.com/special-needs-dogs-and-cats https://thedogvisitor.com/special-needs-dogs-and-cats Special Needs Dogs and Cats- We quickly learn from them that they do not want pity. They want a chance to prove themselves. 

    Whenever veterinarians need products for disabled pets, they turn to a company which represents and works with a focus on “Veterinary Aid or Care”

    What is a paraplegic dog or cat? 

    The paraplegic dog or cat is one of the most unique animals to come through the doors of a home, veterinary clinic or shelter. The heart and soul of every disabled animal is their spirit, they never quit and have a will to be a part of the family. 

    Our designs for wheelchair devices that fit dogs and cats have helped numerous patients and pups just like yours.

    second chance animals

    How can we help these animals in our care?

    Special needs dogs and cats are disabled animals who need products specially formulated and professionally manufactured. They may were once discards and written off, but they have souls that survive and spirits that never quit. 

    These amazing animals are survivors and make the best of their circumstances. Most scared, abandoned, or injured animals recover quickly and lovingly bond to a new family.

    It is important to use products for them which are specially formulated and professionally manufactured. By helping them, they help us right back, making excellent “motivational therapists” for young children with disabilities. They are also excellent good will ambassadors for all a wide spectrum of disabled people as well as animals. Their inspiration is infectious!

    How does an aid help a disabled dog or cat or even goat move?

    Injured or ill animals need innovative, specialized products, designed by veterinarians for their particular care needs. You want your pet to get the best rehab and carry over that recovery into everyday life. If an animal isn’t comfortable, they won’t use a product. In that sense they are very much like people! 

    We call these second chance animals.

    It is always Important to consult your veterinarian or physiotherapist  and for them to be a part of the process.

    The best solution to dealing with special needs animals is for vets to have aids and products on site so they can try and know what works for the patient.

    What is the role of Veterinarians?

    A gentle reminder to our veterinary community clients (pet owners and carers) are not always knowledgeable about canine or feline anatomy. Therefore when looking for products they are looking for a needle in a haystack! Guidance and hands on help from the vet does wonders for the confidence of both pet and family. As a veterinary practice if you can have handy rehab products to explain their use and benefits, pet families will benefit from first hand professional advice- instead of Google!

    Veterinarians and animal lovers want to help the special needs animals in their care. Our products are scientifically formulated, specialized and professionally manufactured and we offer a range of consumable products for your special needs animal. Aids can help a disabled dog or cat move. But vets need to know what works for them, so they can be comfortable giving them proper rehab and preparation.

    We believe these special needs animals have a story, just like the rest of our pets. We want to find out how we can help them reach their full potential and live long fulfilling lives with their pets.

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    More than just pretty Warrior Harnesses these provide support and stability to forelimb amputees or dogs recovering from surgical procedures

    Conclusions and Learning 

    We’d like to conclude by saying that the special needs dog and cat population will live longer and better lives with the correct use of aids and assistance. Having an understanding of how a dog moves or a cat [moves] is very helpful to owners/carers and veterinarians alike.

    The paraplegic pet design solutions aim to help provide a comfortable and healthy life for pets with special needs. 

    Products from Handicapped Pets and Orto Canis are designed to help aid the physical freedom of each animal in a non-restricting way. The global south now has access to these products and it is heartening to see families, shelters and clinics understand the value of these products. They cut down long term costs and help the animals lead meaningful lives. 

    You know your pet better than anyone, and you have the most control over their life and lifestyle. You can make the best decisions for your pet. If a vet or product recommends an approach that doesn’t sit well with you, trust your gut and speak up! You know your pets best and your vets’ goal is always to support the animal in the best way.

    And remember, knowledge is power. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to help your pets live a happy healthy life!

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:00:04 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Tips For Taking Care Of Senior Dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/tips-for-taking-care-of-senior-dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/tips-for-taking-care-of-senior-dogs

    Your dog might be approaching their senior years if you find that their muzzle is starting to become a little gray. While senior dogs’ age range varies by breed and size, dog owners should keep an eye out for aging symptoms and make the appropriate adjustments to give their animals the best senior dog care possible. In this brief article, we will be sharing some tips on how to care for senior dogs.

    How to Care for Older Dogs

    Making small adjustments to your dog’s routine, veterinary care, and living space as they age will assist them in living a healthier and more pleasant life.

    Keep Your Older Dog Active

    A woman and her dog on a morning jog

    It’s crucial that dogs continue to get lots of exercise as they get older. The primary regulator of metabolism is muscle mass, and dogs who lose muscle develop frailty syndrome, which has the effect of hastening the aging process.

    The degree of activity in a dog may progressively decline over time if something isn’t right. Older dog owners should look for subtle indicators of pain and consult a veterinarian to develop a suitable treatment strategy. Still, pet parents believe that “slowing down” is a hallmark of aging. It can be a sign of untreated pain, but that isn’t always the case.

    Dog GPS trackers and activity monitors are examples of handy devices that are made to help owners keep track of their dog’s activity level. Dog owners may change their dog’s exercise regimen to incorporate more playtime or longer walks if activity levels are low.

    Additionally, exercising your senior dog will aid in preventing weight gain. The most crucial thing you can do to lessen the effects of arthritis on your dog is to keep them lean.

    Check Your Dog’s Blood Work

    It’s advisable to take your dog to the vet for inspections on a frequent basis as they age. In addition to an annual or biannual exam, pet parents should have their senior dog’s blood testing done annually.

    Make sure to also get your senior dog’s blood tested to make sure everything is healthy, including the white and red blood cells, kidney, and liver function. This is a simple method for identifying many ailments.

    Invest in a Heated and/or Orthopedic Dog Bed

    A Cocker Spainel  on an orthopedic dog bed

    An orthopedic dog bed or a heated dog bed may benefit senior dogs that are afflicted with arthritis and other joint issues. It’s crucial for any dog to have pain-free, peaceful sleep. It can increase flexibility, lessen pain, and raise their quality of life.

    An older dog with joint issues and stiffness may benefit from a heated dog bed. It features an inside heater that raises the temperature to your dog’s normal body temperature. A heated pad or mat can be put inside your dog’s bed to achieve a similar result. Think about electric heating pads with thermostatic controls and overheating emergency shut-offs. A pad like this will significantly relieve arthritis-related pain caused by aging.

    Utilize a Dog Support Sling

    A dog support sling or a harness that is especially made for dogs might be of great assistance to an older dog who has movement issues. A dog sling may occasionally be able to assist your dog in standing up if they have an extremely difficult time doing so. There are excellent harnesses with a handle on the back that make it simple for you to help your dog. Dog support slings make it easier for your senior dog to walk, climb stairs, use the restroom, or get into the car.

    Change Your Dog’s Environment Subtly

    Making even tiny changes to your dog’s surroundings can make a major difference. Installing extra carpeting all over your home will make it easier for your senior dog to stand up and less likely for him to slip on tile or hardwood floors.

    A dog and a young girl sat on the carpet floor playing

    Senior dogs may benefit from dog socks with rubberized, non-slip bottoms to help with traction.

    Owners should also think about utilizing dog ramps throughout their houses. Ramps are a great method to make it easier for dogs to enter vehicles, climb stairs, and get onto furniture. To alleviate stress on a dog’s head and neck, pet parents might also think about using an elevated dog dish for their pet’s food and water.

    If your pet has difficulties remembering where their water bowl bowl is, you might need to place more water bowls about the house. Another aid is a nightlight next to the food and water. Installing nightlights throughout the house will benefit your elderly pet because night vision is the first sense to deteriorate with age. Using dog gates is another option to restrict staircase access and prevent injury.

    A Rewarding Journey

    As a member of the family, our dogs deserve to live out their final years with the highest possible quality of life. Unquestionably, taking care of older pets is a unique and gratifying experience. If you have any questions or concerns regarding an aging pet, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and professional team at Paw Pals Pet Sitting today for more information!

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 02:58:23 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Is My Cat Depressed? Signs to Look For in a Sad Cat https://thedogvisitor.com/is-my-cat-depressed-signs-to-look-for-in-a-sad-cat https://thedogvisitor.com/is-my-cat-depressed-signs-to-look-for-in-a-sad-cat You notice your cat no longer greets you at the door when you come home. They’re also sleeping for longer periods of time and don’t even get up to eat. You may be wondering, “Is my cat depressed?” Cats can’t outright tell us how they’re feeling, so sometimes it can be hard to tell if they’re […]

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 02:56:49 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Why Do Cats Like Boxes So Much https://thedogvisitor.com/why-do-cats-like-boxes-so-much https://thedogvisitor.com/why-do-cats-like-boxes-so-much Cats love boxes. You’ve seen the viral videos of cats hopping in boxes — even ones they can’t exactly fit into properly. Your own cat probably spends a lot of time hanging out inside boxes, too. It’s even been proven that cats are happier when homes have cardboard boxes.   But why do cats like […]

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 02:56:47 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Do Dogs Cry Tears? Everything You Need To Know https://thedogvisitor.com/do-dogs-cry-tears-everything-you-need-to-know https://thedogvisitor.com/do-dogs-cry-tears-everything-you-need-to-know Dogs are intelligent animals who feel emotions just like us. Dogs can get excited and happy. They can get angry and frustrated. They can even get sad and mopey. So, why do dogs cry? And how can we help them feel better? The first step is identifying what dog crying is and then figuring out […]

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 02:56:41 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Off Leash Training https://thedogvisitor.com/off-leash-training https://thedogvisitor.com/off-leash-training Does your dog get to run off leash? I suspect it’s every dog’s fantasy to race full speed across an open meadow unrestrained by a leash, wind ruffling fur as they dart into the woods, hot on the heels of fresh bunny scent. Sadly, far too many dogs don’t get this opportunity because their humans haven’t trained them to be reliable off leash. If your dog is one of those who can’t go for a hike without an umbilical cord attaching her to you, it’s time to get to work!

    On Leash Training

    Before you even consider taking your dog off leash, she needs a solid foundation of good manners training on leash. This usually starts in a group class environment with a well-qualified force-free training professional, then needs to be generalized to the real world.

    If you want your dog to be able to walk with you off leash, the following skills are prerequisites for your dog:

    • Ability to walk politely on leash. (For help with teaching this skill to your dog, see “Polite Leash Walking,” WDJ September 2021.)
    • A solid response to your recall cue (“Come!”). The ability to return quickly and reliably to you when called is especially critical when you work off leash. (See “Rocket Recall,” September 2015.)
    • Targeting – where your dog approaches you and touches his nose or paw to your hand or some other part of your body – is a helpful close relative of the recall. It helps not only bring your dog back to you, but also asks for a particular body position. (See “On Target Training,” September 2021.)
    • “Find It” is a cue that asks your dog to look for treats dropped at your feet. Like targeting, this can help grab your dog’s attention and bring him back to you.

    Generalize Your Dog’s Training

    Your next step is to generalize your dog’s training. Generalization means practicing your dog’s good manners behaviors in various public places (such as community parks, city streets, and shopping center parking lots), and dog-friendly commercial locations (pet supply stores, many hardware stores, etc.).

    Specifically, practice distance work (teaching your dog to respond to your cues when he’s 6 feet and farther away from you) and blind work (where he is asked to respond to your cues when he’s behind you and you’re not making eye contact). For help with these more advanced skills, see “Beyond Basic Dog Training,” May 2021.

    When your dog’s behaviors are solid around distractions in public, you’re ready to begin your off-leash training.

    Start in a Large but Secure Space

    Your dog’s training off leash begins in a private, securely fenced area where you can eventually let him off leash without worrying that he’ll disappear into the great beyond. If you don’t have a fenced yard, perhaps a friend or family member does. If not, check out Sniffspot – a company that contracts with property owners to make fenced spaces available to dog owners for an hourly fee (sniffspot.com).

    You’ll need a long line – a sturdy nylon, polypropylene, or BioThane leash between 20 and 100 feet long that allows your dog to be a distance from you but still under your control. With your long line attached, let him move a short distance away from you and practice your Rocket Recalls, distance work, “Touch,” and/or “Find It.” Also in your fenced space, remove your long line and practice polite walking. Remember to use your happy voice and high-value reinforcers. Toys and play can be valuable reinforcers here, too; it doesn’t have to be just food treats!

    This is an ideal opportunity to make use of the Premack Principle, which says you can use a more desirable behavior to reinforce a less desirable behavior (from the dog’s perspective). If your dog loves to sniff and dig, reward him for a lovely stretch of off-leash walking by giving him permission to go sniff the bushes or dig in the dirt.

    When your dog is responding promptly, consistently, and reliably at close distances, gradually increase his range to the outer limits of your long line. If his responses start to falter as he moves farther away, go back to working at a closer distance. Remember to keep it fun!

    When your dog can work reliably at the end of your long line you’re ready to let him go free – in your large but securely fenced space. Without changing your demeanor (keep it fun!), practice all his behavior cues.

    Resist any temptation to get angry with him if he doesn’t respond. The use of an aversive tone of voice can “poison” your cues – giving him a negative association and making him less likely to respond well in the future. If he’s not responding as well as you hope, decrease the distance between you, increase the value of the reinforcers you have to offer him, and if necessary, put him back on the long line for more foundation work.

    Off-Leash Training in the Real World

    When all is going well in the fenced area, you’re ready for the next giant step – off to the real world! This can be tricky, since many municipalities don’t allow dogs off leash in public, and it’s important that you obey those leash laws.

    Your first assignment is to find safe places where you can legally have your dog off leash. When you have found appropriate locations, go back to square one and start with your dog on a long line, working close to you. To set up your dog for success, identify times when there will be less activity and begin your training at those times.

    Follow the same steps that you did in your fenced area, gradually increasing the distance between you and your dog while convincing him that it’s more fun to engage with you than to explore the world on hisown. When he’s responding to you well at times when there is little activity in that location, try times when there are more distractions, gradually working up to long line reliability at high-activity times.

    Now the final step: Go back to the off-leash environment during a time of low activity, armed with high-value reinforcers. Warm up on the long line, then take a deep breath and remove the leash. Continue working with your dog as you have been – happy and upbeat.

    Practice his favorite behaviors first, keeping him relatively close to you. Keep your off-leash sessions short, so you can end with success. Do a few minutes of training off leash, then put your dog back on leash and train some more. Have fun!

    Watch for the arrival of any distractions that might be too much for your dog to handle. If you notice the impending arrival of something that might disrupt his training, calmly snap his leash back on until the distraction is gone.

    As you enjoy success at low-activity times, gradually move your training to busier times.

    Err on the Side of Caution

    Some dogs have a strong inherited propensity for certain behaviors, such as following their noses. © Johner Images | Getty Images

    There’s a lot that can go wrong when you have your dog off leash. As well-trained as my dogs might be, I never try to walk them off leash along a busy street. If a car backfires or a skateboarder zooms past too close,  even the best-trained dog could swerve sideways into the road and meet with tragedy.

    So enjoy those off leash hikes in dog-friendly open spaces. Practice your good manners behaviors in community parks that welcome dogs. But if anything seems off – if there are one or more inappropriate dogs in the area, a human who seems uncomfortable with your well-behaved off-leash canine pal, or your dog just isn’t responding as well as she usually does – put the leash back on. You can always come back and play off leash another day, and another, and another.

    Off-Leash Genetics
    Keep in mind that some dogs are easier to train for off-leash work than others. Dogs who are bred to work very closely with their humans (i.e., the herding and sporting breeds) generally find it more reinforcing to stay near us than dogs who are genetically programmed to enjoy running off through the woods after other animals (such as hounds and terriers). That doesn’t mean your Beagle can’t learn to work off leash – you just may have to work harder at it than your neighbor does with her Border Collie.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 02:32:01 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Whole Dog Journal’s 2023 Dog Gear of the Year https://thedogvisitor.com/whole-dog-journals-2023-dog-gear-of-the-year https://thedogvisitor.com/whole-dog-journals-2023-dog-gear-of-the-year Have you ever bought a cute but pricey item in a pet supply store, only to have it fail within days – or hours? It’s estimated that Americans spent $109.6 billion on their pets in 2021 – but how much of that was a total waste? “Super tough” toys that don’t make it through a day of play, beds with zippers that permanently separate the first time you wash the cover, coats that cost an arm and a leg but fray or fade within a short time – I think we’ve all been there. Well, this stuff ain’t that! Here are 10 top-quality dog-care goods that you and your dog will truly appreciate.

    Highlands Dog Sleeping Bag

    Price: $100 – $140

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    Make sure your dog is just as warm and comfortable as you are when camping with a dog sleeping bag. © Nancy Kerns

    The last time that Woody, my short-haired Pit Bull-mix, went camping with my husband and me, he was so cold at night that I ended up unzipping my down sleeping bag most of the way and allowing the 75-pound dog to snuggle next to me under the bag all night. I woke before dawn, feeling black and blue and freezing cold; in contrast, Woody was snug as a bug in a rug. I vowed then and there to get him his own sleeping bag for future camping trips.

    Fortunately, I didn’t have to buy (or carry) an extra human-sized sleeping bag for this purpose, because I learned that Ruffwear makes a dog-sized sleeping bag that fits him perfectly! Problem solved!

    Ruffwear’s Highlands Dog Sleeping Bag is made in an oval shape (like a sleeping dog) and has a zipper down one side. The outer shell is polyester with a “Durable Water Repellent” finish; the inner fabric is water-repellent nylon, and its stuffing is a compressible synthetic down. For its very first use, I unzipped the bag and invited Woody to lie down; when he did, I zipped up the zipper most of the way. He quickly realized how warm and comfortable he was and immediately relaxed into a nap. The bag is roomy enough that he was able to stand up and get out of the bag by himself when he smelled dinner cooking on the campfire. From that day forward, he has sought out “his” bed wherever we’ve brought it along with us.

    dog sleeping bag stuffed to take on the go
    ©Ruffwear

    The Highlands Dog Sleeping Bag is available in two sizes: Medium ($100) is 33 inches long and about 25 inches at the widest point; Large ($140) is 43 inches long and about 28 inches wide. It comes with a compression stuff sack that makes the bundle small enough to pack in your backpack. Woody is not going camping without his sleeping bag ever again!

    The bottom of the sleeping bag has a sleeve that accommodates the optional Highlands Pad ($40, sold separately), which contains a thin layer of closed-cell foam and synthetic down for padding and a waterproof bottom surface. The Highlands Pad can be used alone on the ground for your dog to rest out of the dirt in camp. It folds into a smaller bundle – convenient for car-camping, but perhaps not small enough to carry on a backpacking trip. – Nancy Kerns

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    A dog sleeping pad can make lounging at the campsite more comfortable. © Nancy Kerns

    Gorilla Chew

    Price: $10 – $25

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    These chew toys are wood from a coffee tree. They don’t splinter like most wooden items; the tiny bits that can be chewed off are easily digested by dogs. © Nancy Kerns

    I first spotted these variously shaped dog chews that looked like they were made of wood at a pet products trade show. Curious, I approached and picked one up – discovering that they actually are wood! Was someone marketing regular old sticks to owners for their dogs to chew on?

    Well, yes and no: These are sticks, but they are not just regular old sticks; they are pieces of wood from the coffee tree (Coffea canephora, sometimes referred to as java wood), a very dense wood with tightly bonded fibers that doesn’t splinter like most other types of wood when chewed. As dense as it is, though, in the course of a chewing session (and with the help of the dog’s saliva), it does slowly reduce in size in a fashion that has proven to satisfy our test dogs. Some little bits of wood must get swallowed by the dog in the process, but these are not sharp or splintery and get digested without incident.

    The sticks are lightly sanded and smoothed at the cut ends; they haven’t been subjected to any other processing. There are a number of companies marketing pieces of the coffee tree as dog chews; we readily found the products offered by Ware Pet Products in both brick-and-mortar and online pet supply stores (including Amazon.com). Sellers price them according to their size, with the largest pieces commanding the highest prices. – Nancy Kerns

    Chuckit! Air Fetch Ball

    Price: $9 – $12

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    A great ball for any fetch or ball-obsessed dog. © Chuckit!

    Anyone with a retriever or another ball-obsessed dog needs the Chuckit! Air Fetch Ball, a hollow, ball-shaped toy. The Air Fetch Ball has enough density to enable it to be thrown (or launched with a Chuckit! Launcher) and to fly as far as a solid ball, but thanks to its hollow, mesh-like construction, with glorious openings for airflow when your dog carries it back to you, it facilitates rather than impedes his panting, helping him avoid overheating.

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    The Chuckit! ball has holes in it that allow for air flow, letting ball-obsessed dogs properly pant while holding the ball. ©Nancy Kerns

    Many dogs play fetch as a fast-paced, high-intensity exercise, which makes heat stress a concern. The only way dogs dissipate body heat is through panting, which is tough to do effectively with a solid ball in their mouth. My retriever won’t relax unless she’s holding the ball, but can’t effectively thermoregulate when panting with a regular ball in her mouth. The Chuckit! Air Fetch Ball has provided the perfect solution; now she can pant and hold this ball at the same time.

    When I first saw the Chuckit! Air Fetch Ball, I was skeptical that it would perform as well as a tennis ball for playing fetch – and that dogs would accept it as readily. But it absolutely throws, flies, bounces, and rolls just like a tennis ball. In addition to its ability to help a dog breathe while carrying it, it’s easier than a regular ball to catch, and is highly unlikely to hurt a dog’s tooth on an awkward catch. And every dog I’ve thrown it to has enjoyed playing with it.

    The Chuckit! Air Fetch Ball is available in four sizes, from 2 to 3.5 inches in diameter. Chuckit! sells launchers in a variety of sizes; check to see which launcher works with which size of Air Fetch ball. Made of natural rubber in Vietnam. – Eileen Fatcheric, DVM

    Help ‘Em Up Harness

    Price: $180 – $130

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    The Help ‘Em Up Harness is an assistive device that your dog can comfortably wear 24/7. © Nancy Kerns

    The Help ’Em Up Harness is used to support and steady older dogs who are having trouble with general mobility, or who need help only when getting up from a nap, going up or down stairs, or getting into a car. It’s also a valuable assistive device to protect fragile dogs who are recovering from surgery.

    I’m embarrassed to report that I initially resisted when a physical therapist suggested that I use a Help ’Em Up Harness on my older Labrador Retriever. There were just so many buckles! I thought it would take forever to put it on when my dog needed it. No thank you, I thought. Then she said, “Your dog can comfortably wear it 24/7, just like her collar.” I was a little skeptical but decided to try it. She was right! My sweet Dixie wore this harness comfortably for the last year and a half of her life and it was a godsend. (Note: Blue Dog Designs suggests you give your dog breaks from wearing the harness and that you check for chafing or overheating daily.)

    The Help ’Em Up Harness is designed to help you lift or support the dog’s mass from below, beneath the chest and pelvis, distributing her weight over large padded surfaces. The harness has two large handles – one positioned over the dog’s shoulders and one positioned over the dog’s hips – that you can easily grab to help your dog up or just steady her. As long as she’s wearing the harness, you can reach down and lend a hand if your dog tends to slip on hard surfaces, help her manage stairs more confidently, and easily lift her in and out of vehicles or on and off the bed. You can help her get up from lying down without a struggle and without straining your back. You can even provide support while a dog postures to urinate or defecate on weak hind limbs.

    The Help ’Em Up Harness comes in five sizes, suiting dogs from 10 pounds to 225 pounds. It is durable and washes well. The chest and back panels are lined with perforated neoprene to keep the harness as cool and comfortable as possible. Straps are also covered with neoprene sleeves and areas of most friction are covered with super soft microfleece. The company’s website offers detailed directions for ordering the correct size and design (there are two options for the back half of the harness, as the conformation of some male dogs necessitates a certain fit).

    Blue Dog Designs also offers a variety of straps that snap onto the harness for use when walking for longer distances or for use with smaller dogs (so you don’t have to bend over to support the dog). One has a handle that’s similar to the handle on the harness; there is also a strap you can wear over your shoulder to help support the dog’s weight without having to bend down at all.

    When you no longer need your harness, consider paying it forward by donating it to your veterinarian or local veterinary rehab facility so another sweet soul can be helped in your dog’s memory. – Eileen Fatcheric, DVM

    Trailblazing Tails Long Line

    Price: $27 – $94

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    It’s simple enough to make your own long line, but this one is waterproof, easy to grip, comfortable in the hand, tangle-resistant, and long-lasting. © Trailblazing Tails

    We’ve often discussed the value of using a long line for training and managing a dog who is not ready to be off-leash. You can certainly make your own long line with an inexpensive rope – but if you may need to use a long line for a long period of time – like I forsee needing to use one for my adolescent dog, Boone, who recently discovered the joys of chasing rabbits (three times now, ack!) and deer (twice, ugh!) – you may as well invest in a strong, lightweight one that is waterproof (so it doesn’t get soaked and heavy in wet grass or during a swim), impervious to stickers and grass awns, and easy to hold and coil.

    The material that best meets those requirements is BioThane, a polyester webbing with a TPU or PVC coating. It is flexible and soft in the hand, with a feel like supple leather, but durable and strong.

    Trailblazing Tails is a small business that specializes in dog leashes and long lines made of BioThane (and I just learned they have a new line of collars, too). I’ve been admiring their products from their social media posts for a long time, but started seriously shopping their website after Boone’s first off-leash, no-recall chase after a rabbit. I hesitated to order only because I was tempted by so many options; did I want the one with an adjustable handle? A more expensive outer coating (described as “grippy yet buttery soft”)? One with a sliding tab that would enable me to wear the end of the long line around my waist or over my shoulder? Would the ½-inch width be strong enough, or should I get the 5/8 inch? Should I get the 20-foot, 33-foot, or 50-foot option? And which of the many colors should I order?

    Every time I went to order, I stalled out, stymied by the many options – until Boone’s second deer-chasing adventure clinched my choice: I’d order the most basic model, 33 feet long, in brown ½-inch-wide regular BioThane with a plain handle.

    The one I ordered arrived swiftly and does the job beautifully. The brass hardware and workmanship is high-quality, the material is comfortable in the hand, doesn’t get scuffed by being dragged, wipes clean with a wet cloth, and coils easily when Boone walks close to me. While some of the fancy options would have been nice, I’m relieved to have such a nice piece of useful equipment in hand, just a few weeks later than would have been smart. – Nancy Kerns

    Rex Specs V2 Goggles

    Price: $85

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    Rex Specs have adjustable straps and replaceable lenses that are impact resistant and UV 400 rated. © Jennifer Bailey, DVM

    My dog, Prince, and I love to go kayaking and bicycling, but I am concerned about the potential long-term effects of sunlight on his vision. I wear polarized sunglasses when I am outdoors, so why shouldn’t he? Plus I was worried about him getting bugs or debris in his eyes when he rode in his bike trailer while I bicycled.

    I tried a type of goggles on Prince a few years ago. He really disliked them; he would tear them off his face in just a few seconds, leaving them dangling around his neck. The lenses sat too close to his eyes for his comfort. And since the lenses were flat and sat directly in front of his eyes, they reduced his peripheral vision as well.

    I recently had an REI member dividend to spend and took a chance on the V2 Goggles from RexSpecs. I knew from the moment they arrived that Prince would be more comfortable in these goggles. The lens is large and curved, giving him an unobstructed view of his environment. The lens sat far enough away from his eyes that his lovely long lashes would not brush up against it. The straps are adjustable along multiple points, making it possible to customize the fit for each individual dog. The area between the inner and outer frames contains a breathable mesh so that the lens does not get foggy. The breathable mesh also allows water to drain from the goggles should your dog get them wet. The frame is durable, bendable, and comes in a variety of colors.

    You can also change the RexSpecs lenses. They come with two lenses; one is clear and the other is smoke gray. You can purchase replacement lenses that come in a variety of colors, such as pink mirror, blue mirror, or yellow. Prince recently added the purple mirror lens to his collection.

    Each lens is impact resistant and UV 400 rated; this means that 99% of harmful UVA and UVB rays are blocked from reaching your dog’s eyes. The lenses are made from polycarbonate and do scratch easily. Care for them like you would your own eyeglasses.– Jennifer Bailey, DVM

    Dig Defence

    Price: $48 – $54 for 4 small or large panels
    $80 for 5 of the Max Protect panels

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    © Nancy Kerns

    If your dog has attempted to dig under your fence to escape your yard – or other dogs, a predator like a coyote or fox, or a nuisance animal like a skunk has dug under your fence to gain access to your yard – this product is for you. Dig Defence makes galvanized steel panels of comb-like tines that can be pounded into the ground next to/under your fence to provide an underground barrier that can keep pests out and your dog in.

    The small and large panels are 32 inches in length, but the height of the tines and the distance between them varies. The products for small to medium animals have 8-inch tines spaced 2 inches apart; the panels for larger animals have 10-inch tines spaced 2.5 inches apart. There is also a “Max Protect/Gap Repair” product with 24-inch long panels; the tines are 15 inches high and 1.5 inches apart.

    The panels are easy to install, even in hard soil. If your soil is very loose, consider the panels with the longest tines. They are very sturdy and can be pulled out of the ground and reused/relocated as needed.

    The products are not inexpensive, so they’d be best used to address digging that recurs in a single spot or small zone; it would be impractical to use them under an entire fence line. Dig Defence sells them in a pack of four, 10, or 25 panels (the price per panel gets lower the more you buy). – Nancy Kerns

    PupPod Rocker

    Price: $299

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    The PupPod Feeder and Rocker. © Nancy Kerns

    You control this pricey but absolutely pure fun puzzle game for your dog with an app on your smartphone. It’s comprised of two units: the PupPod Rocker, which has lights and sounds that signal your dog to touch it; and the Bluetooth-connected PupPod Feeder that delivers food when your dog touches the Rocker at the appropriate time. You launch the game or change its level of difficulty from your phone – and because the feeder features a video camera, you can use an app on your phone to watch a livestream of your dog playing the game even when you’re not home!

    Because I’ve taught my dogs to “touch” things on cue, they enthusiastically bopped the Rocker with noses and paws – and very quickly learned to run to the feeder when they heard the sound effect signaling that a treat was about to be dispensed. The sound effects can be turned off, but the feeder still makes a mechanical noise as it prepares to launch the treat.

    On Level One of the game, touching the rocker at any time triggers the feeder; on Level Two, the feeder will dispense only if the dog touches the rocker after it emits a flashing light and/or sound cue (you can choose the sound used for the cue, or turn it off). On Level Three, the rocker continues to emit the “touch for a treat” sound cue, but also introduces a new sound – one that will not cause a treat to be dispensed if the dog touches the rocker. Two more levels add even more complexity to the game.

    The rocker is sturdy and has held up to getting batted around fairly vigorously by our treat-dispenser-savvy dogs. Our senior test dog (Otto), who has more than a decade of experience with food-dispensing toys such as the Kong Wobbler, was committed to the idea that the rocker should spill the treats – and since he’s pretty deaf, he couldn’t hear the feeder whirring when it dispensed the treats.

    dog playing with treat dispenser
    Dogs like Otto, who has played extensively with toys that dispense food when the dog knocks them around, may knock the PupPod rocker around fairly vigorously until they realize the treats are coming from the feeder, instead. My younger dog was tipped off to that fact by the whirring sound of the feeder when it was about to dispense, but Otto is deaf and could not hear that. © Nancy Kerns

    The feeder has tiny suction cups that keep it secure on a kitchen counter; it also has an integrated wall mount that can be used instead if your dog is a counter-surfer. It holds about two cups of kibble. (Treats that are fairly firm and spherical work best.) It varies, but generally dispenses one to four treats at a time, launching them rigorously into the room; my most savvy game-player (Woody) quickly learned to catch the treats mid-air.

    The initial installation of the app on my phone and setting up the device (connecting to my home wifi and pairing the Rocker and Feeder via Bluetooth) was easy. I hit a little hitch when I took the PupPod to a friend’s house and tried to set it up at her house. Changing the Wi-Fi connection was a tad more difficult to figure out than setting it up in the first place, but I got it done without tears – not bad for a Boomer!

    I enjoyed watching my dogs play with the PupPod as much as the dogs enjoyed it. If I didn’t work at home, I would be certain to spend my every lunch break by using my phone to initiate a boredom-busting game for my dogs and watching them play it via a livestream. – Nancy Kerns

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    Location, location, location: Put the PupPod feeder where it can’t fling the treats under your refrigerator. ©Nancy Kerns

    Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

    Price: $225

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    The mesh dome top zips completely off if you prefer that when using it as a pet bed. Sleepypod recommends that you accustom your dog to using it this way until the dog is completely comfortable in the bed before you try to put the top on. © Nancy Kerns

    One of WDJ’s regular test dogs is a tiny Chihuahua-mix (he weighs less than 5 pounds). Samson is at a high risk of getting injured in a car accident, given that he’s far too small to wear a conventional car-safety harness/seat belt combination. That’s why we were particularly happy to learn that Sleepypod, the maker of our favorite (and crash-tested) car-safety harnesses for larger dogs, offers a crash-tested car-safety carrier for small dogs (up to 15 pounds).

    Sleepypod calls its Mobile Pet Bed a “transformative pet bed, carrier, and car seat, all in one” – and, for once, a product lives up to its aspirational marketing verbiage.

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    Your car’s seat belt is used to secure the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed to your car. © Nancy Kerns

    The round base has rigid sides and a rigid bottom, which makes a dog feel secure when being carried in the product. It’s lined with foam-padded, plush bedding that can be removed and machine-washed and line-dried. To carry your dog, zip on the durable mesh dome, which allows your dog to see and breathe easily. There is a handle on the top of the dome as well as an adjustable, padded shoulder strap for easy carrying. And for driving, the car’s seat belt is used to secure the carrier, preventing your small dog from flying through (or out of) your car like a deadly projectile.

    The Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed comes in nine colors. It’s also available in a smaller size (the Sleepypod Mini) for very small dogs (up to 7 pounds) for $180. Sleepypod offers several accessories for the Mobile Pet Bed that can make your dog even more comfortable, including an electric warmer (comes with a power supply cord, a U.S. adapter, and a car adapter); a white “Ultra Plush” cushion; a clip that attaches to the car seat belt, allowing you to pre-set the ideal seat belt length; and a hammock-like insert (the “Sleepypod Air Mesh”) that can be zipped into the base of the Mobile Pet Bed to increase the air circulation under the bedding to help your dog stay cooler.

    Here’s the best part: The Mobile Pet Bed has successfully passed the Center for Pet Safety’s certification testing. And Sleepypod will replace or provide a replacement discount on any pet carrier or safety harness damaged in an auto accident, regardless of the brand. Now that’s a company that cares about car safety for dogs!  – Nancy Kerns

    Rumbl

    Price: $19 – $23

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    © West Paw

    Two years ago the Toppl Treat Toy from West Paw won a Gear of the Year place of honor with its treat-dispensing shape and soft yet sturdy construction. Now it’s joined by the Rumbl, a springy, squishy, slightly egg-shaped, hollow wobble toy that bounces while sporadically releasing kibble, jerky, or other dry treats. Designed for moderate chewers, the Rumbl has top and side openings that make it easy to fill. Contents stay dry even while the toy is gnawed and drooled on.

    Like West Paw’s Toppl, the Rumble is dishwasher safe, floats, is free from BPA and latex, and is FDA-compliant. The small size (3.5 inches tall, holds about a cup of kibble) is recommended for dogs weighing less than 40 pounds while the large size (4 inches tall, holds about 1 2/3 cups of kibble) is best for medium to large dogs. Both sizes come in three colors: eggplant (purple), jungle green, and melon (pink/orange).

    My Lab’s Rumbl was a gift from her Irish Terrier boyfriend, who adores his, and it immediately became a favorite, especially when stuffed with a round biscuit or sweet potato chew that’s large enough to prevent it from falling out. The Rumbl keeps dogs busy tossing, rolling, chewing on, and chasing this satisfying treat dispenser.

    West Paw dog toys are manufactured in Bozeman, Montana. Its proprietary Zogoflex plastic material is recyclable and guaranteed for quality and performance. – CJ Puotinen

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    Gifts For Dachshunds https://thedogvisitor.com/gifts-for-dachshunds https://thedogvisitor.com/gifts-for-dachshunds

    Gifts For Dachshunds

    Unique dachshund gifts for any dog lover. 

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    Dachshund 3D Puzzle 2100 pcs Mini Blocks Dog Building Blocks Set - Your Very Own Mini Pet Companion Nano Block Kit - 14 Years Old and Up (Dachshund)

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    • Made in USA
    • Sketchy-style pet photo disc size: approx. 0.7” in diameter (18mm), Chain length: 17.5” (44.5mm) / Gold Plated Stainless steel. This is better quality than brass or alloy materials.
    • It’s built to last as well with tarnish resistant materials!
    • This Necklace makes the perfect gift for for that pet lover in your life! 

    Personalized Pet Gifts.

    Custom Pet Jewelry Dog Necklace  Christmas gift.

    Personalized your necklace with a portrait of your pet’s face with their name underneath.

    Let your pet stay with you or your family forever. It is sure to be treasured for years to come.


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    Famitile Dachshund Throw Blanket, Love Dachshund Soft Sherpa Flannel Blanket Warm Cozy Fleece Blanket Cute Cartoon Fuzzy Dachshund Blanket for Kids and Adults Couch Bed Chair Sofa

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    ✔PERFECT SIZE: 47x60 inches. The perfect size is not only suitable for kids, but also for adults. The dog-print blanket blanket is soft and more suitable for babies, can be used as a baby blanket.


    ✔EASY CARE: This lovely cartoon animal blanket is machine washable and dryable for hassle-free care. Avoid direct heat. Do not use bleach. Durable, won’t shrink, fade or wrinkle after multiple washings.

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    Snoozies Womens Pairables - Funny Slippers for Women - Womens Slippers - House Slippers - Funny styles and colors! Sizes S-XL

    FUZZY, WARM SLIPPER SOCKS: Snoozies fuzzy slippers are made from 100% polyester and feature a soft fleece Sherpa lining that keeps feet warm and cozy during chilly winters and protects them from cold, air


    SAFE, ANTI SLIP SOCKS: Snoozies for women are designed with tons of tiny grippers on the soles of these cozy slipper socks to ensure safety when walking on slick surfaces.


    Snoozies Slippers have a soft bottom that keeps them comfortable, while the rubber dots provide traction.


    EASY TO CARE FOR: Each pair of womens slippers are machine washable and won’t shrink in the wash. 

    Impress Life Pet Themed Dachshund Decorative String Lights, 10ft 30 Pet Dog Puppy LED Twinkle Lights, USB Battery Operated with Remote Control for New Year Festive Party, Christmas Santa Claus  


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    Tugga That Toy! https://thedogvisitor.com/tugga-that-toy https://thedogvisitor.com/tugga-that-toy

    Toys are a vital tool in positive reinforcement dog training.

    They are not just a positive way to reward your dog, but it’s fun, too!  Using play as a reward is often more bonding for most dogs than simply giving them some treats.

    First, you will need to pinpoint what type of toy your dog enjoys.

    There are many different types of toys to choose from.  For example, your dog may prefer tug toys over a tennis ball, or vice versa.  Also, for puppies who are teething or older dogs who do not have the same desire for toys as when they were young, many toys can hold treats to make the toy more exciting.

    Be sure to choose a toy that excites them to give them the biggest reward.  Don’t be afraid to switch things up and try different types of toys if your dog loses interest!  Once you have established what kind of toy your dog finds the most fun, you’re ready!

    Using toys and play as a reward has many benefits.

    One of the benefits of using toys as a reward is that it will help build a high training drive.  Dog breeds like Australian Shepherds and Border Collies tend to have a naturally high training drive.  Using toys and play as a reward for dogs with a naturally lower training drive can significantly increase their motivation to train!

    Toys are essential because they raise your dog’s energy level, resembling real-life distractions.

    When you use toys as a positive reward, your dog’s satisfaction level can increase during training sessions.  As a result, they will be calmer and more restful.

    Keep in mind that you may get in fewer repetitions when using toys for a reward as the dog may fatigue or lose interest—plan for this in your training sessions.

    When using a toy as a reward, only use the toy for behaviors that are already on cue.  It can be challenging to shape new behaviors with a toy if you do not have a tug or fetch release pattern developed yet.

    When you start using toys as a reward, their behaviors may break down a bit due to the excitement.  However, you will be able to build your behaviors back to fluency with practice.

    It is important to keep your training toys out of sight after training.  By doing this, you will help to keep up their excitement for their training toy.

    To keep their training toys exciting, keep them out of sight and in a separate toy bin when your training session is done.

     

     

     

     

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 02:27:11 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Can Dogs Eat Raspberries? 10 Benefits and 2 Side Effects https://thedogvisitor.com/can-dogs-eat-raspberries-10-benefits-and-2-side-effects https://thedogvisitor.com/can-dogs-eat-raspberries-10-benefits-and-2-side-effects The summertime superfruit and raspberries offer plenty of nutrition and benefits to humans. 

    But can dogs eat raspberries too, and are raspberries for dogs safe to consume? 

    What are the health benefits of giving raspberries to a dog, and are there any side effects? 

    Let's take a closer look.

    If you've been wondering, “can I give my dog raspberries,” the answer is YES. 

    Dogs can eat raspberries without problems, and raspberries are not toxic to dogs. 

    However, as with most new food items, it's essential to introduce them slowly and feed them just a little.

    Most berries, including raspberries, are nutritious for people and provide multiple health benefits. 

    Almost the same can be said about feeding berries to dogs, and raspberries for dogs are one of the best. 

    But there are a few things you must know first.

    ALSO READ: Can Dogs Eat Cherries?

    What are raspberries?

    Raspberry is a rich, red, and sweet edible fruit. 

    The four most common raspberry species belong to the rose family: Boulder raspberry, Australian native raspberry, Mauritius raspberry, and Korean raspberry. 

    The most popular are hybrids.

    Raspberries are incredibly healthy and nutritious. 

    They are very rich in antioxidants. In fact, one study showed that raspberries (alongside blackberries and blueberries) have one of the highest levels of antioxidants of all commonly consumed fruits (1).

    This is what raw raspberries look like:

    What do raspberries look like?

    Research shows that consuming raspberries can provide tons of health benefits. 

    They are also very sweet, tasty, and low in calories, which makes raspberries a perfect healthy treat.

    But can dogs eat raspberries and reap the same benefits as humans do? 

    There needs to be more research on the effects of raspberries on dogs. 

    However, drawing from other research on how food affects dogs similarly to humans, there's a good chance there's some overlap.

    Let's break down all the health benefits, and nutrition raspberries for dogs may provide.

    Can Dogs Eat Raspberries? Raspberries for Dogs 101

    Health benefits of raspberries for dogs

    So can dogs eat raspberries just as people can? Yes, absolutely – raspberries for dogs are safe to consume and are non-toxic.

    Just keep in mind that when you start feeding raspberries to your dog, begin slowly with very small amounts and as an occasional treat.

    Raspberries are chuck full of nutrition, and here are the main things:

    • Vitamin B6
    • Vitamin C
    • Potassium
    • Magnesium
    • Iron
    • Manganese
    • Fiber

    These minerals and vitamins are the main reason why feeding a dog raspberry may provide various health benefits. 

    There's been a lot of research studying raspberries (and other berries) for their benefits, so here's just a brief on what we know.

    • Raspberries may help reduce oxidative stress (2)
    • Raspberries reduce blood sugar and insulin response (345)
    • Raspberries fight inflammation in the body (6)
    • Raspberries lower cholesterol levels (7)
    • Raspberries are great for the skin (8910)
    • Raspberries may protect from and fight cancer (111213141516)
    • Raspberries may keep arteries healthy (17)

    As you can see, there are tons of reasons to eat raspberries yourself, and probably plenty of good reasons to give raspberries to dogs. 

    In fact, a lot more research indicates that raspberries are one of the best superfruits people and animals can eat.

    Benefits of berries for dogs

    Raspberry is not the only powerful food with tons of nutrients that can improve both peoples' and animals' health. 

    Actually, berries for dogs can be a great addition to the diet, and tons of research has shown the many benefits berries have on health.

    As long as these raspberries don't become a major staple and more of a snack, they can be great for overall health.

    Aside from raspberries, the other three most popular berries for dogs to feed are:

    • Blueberries
    • Strawberries
    • Blackberries

    For many reasons, all three above berries are valuable and healthy for dogs.

    Now let's look at how giving raspberries to dogs may also benefit them when looking at each nutrient found in this superfruit called raspberry.

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    10 Benefits of Raspberries for Dogs

    Can I give my dog raspberries?

    With so much research behind raspberries and berries in general, there is a good reason why giving raspberries to dogs may be unhealthy and highly beneficial.

    Just make sure to start with small amounts and monitor your pet.

    In the meantime, here are the ten benefits of raspberries for dogs:

    Raspberries improve digestive function and promote weight loss in dogs.

    Raspberries are extremely high in dietary fiber (15 g carbs, 8 of which are fiber).

    Dietary fiber makes up roughly 20% of a raspberry's weight, boosting dogs' gastrointestinal systems. 

    Fiber helps regulate bowel movements, improves digestion, and encourages weight loss in dogs because it slows the digestive process.

    Raspberries can fight cancer and liver disease.

    As shown in many human studies, raspberries may be one of the best foods to eat to prevent and fight canine cancer.

    Raspberries are one of the richest fruits of all in terms of antioxidants. 

    In particular, they are known for ellagic acid, which has been shown to have anti-cancer properties (18).

    Studies show that including foods with ellagic acid in them may have the ability to prevent the spread of cancer cells and tumor growths all across the body.

    Additionally, ellagic acid can help protect the liver and promote healthy liver function.

    Anthocyanins in raspberries may help prevent infections in dogs.

    Raspberries for dogs have a mighty anti-inflammatory function, as shown above.

    On top of that, the anthocyanins found in raspberries help to neutralize free radicals from damaging cells and may also decrease the growth rates of bacteria within the dog's body.

    This prevents many different infections in dogs (19).

    Vitamin B in raspberries promotes healthy body functions.

    Vitamin B is known for its many different benefits for dogs. 

    In particular, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) produces hormones, proteins, and neurotransmitters in the canine body. 

    It is integral to potentially preventing anemia in dogs. 

    Raspberries contain Vitamin C for a more robust immune system.

    Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is an all-known important antioxidant and nutrient.

    It strengthens a dog's immune system, combats degenerative conditions, and promotes cartilage and collagen synthesis in dogs. 

    Potassium in raspberries helps regulate vital body functions.

    Dogs need potassium in their diet, and raspberries have a good amount of it. 

    Potassium strengthens muscle development in dogs, maintains healthy blood vessel functions, and replaces lost electrolytes in a canine body. 

    Iron in raspberries is necessary for healthy enzymes and blood functions.

    A dog's body requires certain iron levels to be maintained for the body's enzymes to function correctly and efficiently. 

    Raspberries are a good source of iron.

    Iron helps the body create hemoglobin, a molecule responsible for carrying oxygen to red blood cells in dogs.

    The magnesium in raspberries assists with a dog's body development.

    Ensuring your dog gets enough magnesium is important for many reasons, the fact that magnesium promotes protein production and bone growth in dogs. 

    It also helps the canine body to better absorb vitamins and other minerals. 

    Manganese for stronger muscle development and weight loss.

    Manganese is another mineral that is vital to a dog's overall health. 

    It is essential for healthy ligament development, proper usage of carbohydrates and proteins by the dog's body, the creation of fatty acids and energy production, and reproduction processes.

    Manganese also keeps the body's metabolic rate at a higher level, increasing fat burn.

    Raspberries have anti-inflammatory properties for joint health.

    As we have discussed already, one of the main benefits of consuming any and all berries is their highly potent anti-inflammatory effects which apply to dogs.

    Dogs with canine arthritis or hip dysplasia may benefit a lot from added raspberries to their diet because of the anti-inflammatory antioxidants within raspberries. 

    These antioxidants may ease your dog's pain and discomfort and put more pep in her step.

    Benefits of feeding raspberries to dogs infographic

    “So, can I give my dog raspberries?”

    Yes, you can give your dog raspberries, and there are plenty of good reasons to do so. 

    Raspberries are very healthy for dogs and may provide tons of vital benefits.

    However, always start with minimal raspberries for dogs, and monitor your pet when you give them this superfruit berry.

    It's best to feed raspberries to dogs in moderation and as an occasional treat rather than make it their regular diet. 

    After all, raspberries are still full of natural sugar, which dogs generally do not require in their diet.

    The Bottom Line: Raspberries are a highly nutritious berry that offers a dog many potential health benefits. 

    The caveat is to ensure they do not become a regular food that your dog consumes A LOT OF in their diet.

    More on that in a bit…

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    2 Potential Side Effects of Raspberries for Dogs

    Side effects of raspberries for dogs

    Generally, unless eaten in very large quantities, raspberries for dogs do not have any side effects on canines. They can be safely consumed in moderate amounts.

    Also, always wash raspberries thoroughly to rid them of pesticides and bacteria.

    Even though raspberries for dogs may be very healthy and an occasional good treat, there are two things that you need to keep in mind if you want to give raspberries to your dog.

    Gastrointestinal upset.

    Giving too many raspberries (sometimes even a little) may result in vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea. 

    This is most often seen when raspberries are fed in excess to a dog or introduced too quickly into a dog's diet.

    To avoid it, start with very small amounts and do not make it a regular treat. 

    Xylitol in raspberries.

    What most people don't know is that raspberries are one of the few fruits with the highest level of natural xylitol in them, according to research (20). 

    There are approximately 400 micrograms of xylitol per 1 gram of raspberries.

    As many pet owners know by now, xylitol is toxic to dogs (21).

    It can contribute to developing liver disease and hypoglycemia in dogs, which can be life-threatening to your pet if left untreated.

    But is natural xylitol found in raspberries also toxic to dogs?

    The answer is yes. 

    Natural xylitol is still toxic to dogs. 

    However, your dog would need to eat a lot of raspberries for xylitol to kick in, poison, and potentially kill the dog.

    Let's do the math:

    1 cup of raspberries contains approximately 0.05 grams of xylitol. 

    For it to be fatal, a 20 lb dog must ingest about 2-4 grams of xylitol to cause low blood sugar in the canine and nearly 16 grams of xylitol.

    Now, for xylitol in raspberries to cause hypoglycemia in dogs, your 20 lb canine would need to eat at least 4-6 full cups of raspberries

    And for raspberries to kill your 20 lb dog, he'd need to ingest about 30-32 cups.

    The bottom line is that not even people usually consume that many raspberries.

    So long as you don't overfeed your dog on them, xylitol in raspberries will not be an issue.

    Can Dogs Eat Raspberries? Summary

    Can Dogs Eat Raspberries

    In conclusion, dogs can eat raspberries, which are not toxic to dogs. 

    In fact, raspberries can provide many health benefits to canines.

    Fed as an occasional treat and in moderation, raspberries are a recommended ingredient in homemade dog food. 

    They are an excellent alternative to fatty, sugary, processed treats.

    The beneficial qualities of raspberries can strengthen a dog's vital body functions, improve the immune system and bolster the digestive system.

    The fruit also helps fight cancers and infections, ease the pain of canine arthritis, and promote healthy weight loss.

    Remember that large amounts of raspberries may upset your dog's stomach, and extremely high quantities of raspberries may cause hypoglycemia or even be fatal.

    References

    References and citations

    Footnotes, study citations and further reading:

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    2. Burton-Freeman, B. M., Sandhu, A. K., & Edirisinghe, I. (2016). Red Raspberries and Their Bioactive Polyphenols: Cardiometabolic and Neuronal Health Links. Advances in Nutrition, 7(1), 44–65. http://doi.org/10.3945/an.115.009639
    3. Törrönen R1, Kolehmainen M, Sarkkinen E, Poutanen K, Mykkänen H, Niskanen L. Berries reduce postprandial insulin responses to wheat and rye breads in healthy women. J Nutr. 2013 Apr;143(4):430-6. doi: 10.3945/jn.112.169771. Epub 2013 Jan 30.
    4. Törrönen R1, Sarkkinen E, Niskanen T, Tapola N, Kilpi K, Niskanen L. Postprandial glucose, insulin and glucagon-like peptide 1 responses to sucrose ingested with berries in healthy subjects. Br J Nutr. 2012 May;107(10):1445-51. doi: 10.1017/S0007114511004557. Epub 2011 Sep 20.
    5. Törrönen R, Sarkkinen E, Tapola N, Hautaniemi E, Kilpi K, Niskanen L. Berries modify the postprandial plasma glucose response to sucrose in healthy subjects. Br J Nutr. 2010 Apr;103(8):1094-7. doi: 10.1017/S0007114509992868. Epub 2009 Nov 24.
    6. Joseph SV1, Edirisinghe I, Burton-Freeman BM. Berries: anti-inflammatory effects in humans. J Agric Food Chem. 2014 May 7;62(18):3886-903. doi: 10.1021/jf4044056. Epub 2014 Mar 17.
    7. Jeong HS1, Hong SJ, Lee TB, Kwon JW, Jeong JT, Joo HJ, Park JH, Ahn CM, Yu CW, Lim DS. Effects of black raspberry on lipid profiles and vascular endothelial function in patients with metabolic syndrome. Phytother Res. 2014 Oct;28(10):1492-8. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5154. Epub 2014 Apr 7.
    8. Jimenez F1, Mitts TF, Liu K, Wang Y, Hinek A. Ellagic and tannic acids protect newly synthesized elastic fibers from premature enzymatic degradation in dermal fibroblast cultures. J Invest Dermatol. 2006 Jun;126(6):1272-80.
    9. Bae JY1, Choi JS, Kang SW, Lee YJ, Park J, Kang YH. Dietary compound ellagic acid alleviates skin wrinkle and inflammation induced by UV-B irradiation. Exp Dermatol. 2010 Aug;19(8):e182-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0625.2009.01044.x.
    10. Aiyer, H. S., Vadhanam, M. V., Stoyanova, R., Caprio, G. D., Clapper, M. L., & Gupta, R. C. (2008). Dietary Berries and Ellagic Acid Prevent Oxidative DNA Damage and Modulate Expression of DNA Repair Genes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 9(3), 327–341.
    11. J.M. Landete. Ellagitannins, ellagic acid and their derived metabolites: A review about source, metabolism, functions and health. Food Research International Volume 44, Issue 5, June 2011, Pages 1150–1160
    12. Ravoori S1, Vadhanam MV, Aqil F, Gupta RC. Inhibition of estrogen-mediated mammary tumorigenesis by blueberry and black raspberry. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Jun 6;60(22):5547-55. doi: 10.1021/jf205325p. Epub 2012 May 22.
    13. Mentor Marcel, R. A., Bobe, G., Sardo, C., Wang, L.-S., Kuo, C.-T., Stoner, G., & Colburn, N. H. (2012). Plasma Cytokines as Potential Response Indicators to Dietary Freeze-Dried Black Raspberries in Colorectal Cancer Patients. Nutrition and Cancer, 64(6), 820–825. http://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2012.697597
    14. Wang, L.-S., Arnold, M., Huang, Y.-W., Sardo, C., Seguin, C., Martin, E., … Stoner, G. (2011). Modulation of Genetic and Epigenetic Biomarkers of Colorectal Cancer in Humans by Black Raspberries: A Phase I Pilot Study. Clinical Cancer Research : An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 17(3), 598–610. http://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-10-1260
    15. Casto, B. C., Knobloch, T. J., Galioto, R. L., Yu, Z., Accurso, B. T., & Warner, B. M. (2013). Chemoprevention of Oral Cancer by Lyophilized Strawberries. Anticancer Research, 33(11), 4757–4766.
    16. Wang, L.-S., Hecht, S. S., Carmella, S. G., Yu, N., Larue, B., Henry, C., … Stoner, G. D. (2009). Anthocyanins in Black Raspberries Prevent Esophageal Tumors in Rats. Cancer Prevention Research (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2(1), 84–93. http://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-08-0155
    17. Erlund I1, Koli R, Alfthan G, Marniemi J, Puukka P, Mustonen P, Mattila P, Jula A. Favorable effects of berry consumption on platelet function, blood pressure, and HDL cholesterol. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Feb;87(2):323-31.
    18. Zhang, H.-M., Zhao, L., Li, H., Xu, H., Chen, W.-W., & Tao, L. (2014). Research progress on the anticarcinogenic actions and mechanisms of ellagic acid. Cancer Biology & Medicine, 11(2), 92–100. http://doi.org/10.7497/j.issn.2095-3941.2014.02.004
    19. Konczak, I., & Zhang, W. (2004). Anthocyanins—More Than Nature’s Colours. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2004(5), 239–240. http://doi.org/10.1155/S1110724304407013
    20. MÄKINEN, K. K. and SÖDERLlNG, E. (1980), A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF MANNITOL, SORBITOL, XYLITOL, AND XYLOSE IN WILD BERRIES AND COMMERCIAL FRUITS. Journal of Food Science, 45: 367–371. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.1980.tb02616.x
    21. Piscitelli CM1, Dunayer EK, Aumann M. Xylitol toxicity in dogs. Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2010 Feb;32(2):E1-4; quiz E4.

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    Indiana Pet Stores, Dog Parks, Shelters, and More https://thedogvisitor.com/indiana-pet-stores-dog-parks-shelters-and-more https://thedogvisitor.com/indiana-pet-stores-dog-parks-shelters-and-more Located in the Great Lakes region, Indiana is often known as The Hoosier State and certainly has a ton of amazing sites to explore and see.

    This Midwestern state sure is one stunning travel destination.

    It is home to a hugely diverse range of beautiful landscapes, including dunes, acres of swaying cornfields, lush protected parks perfect for Fall walks, prehistoric natural attractions, and intricate cave systems.

    Not to mention cascading waterfalls from great heights and the many splendid lakes, most of which are surrounded by parks and hiking trails.

    And so, it's no secret that Indiana is full of beautiful places, from well-known city attractions to breathtaking rural settings.

    While it is now firmly rooted on your bucket list, we want to share everything we know about dogs in the state.

    Surely, you wouldn’t want to leave your pooch behind and miss the fun!

    Whether moving or merely traveling to Indiana, we've covered you with pet stores, dog parks, shelters, and more!

    Best Pet Stores in Indiana

    Best Pet Stores in Indiana

    For supplies and essentials, it’s time to check out the favorites in Indiana.

    Paws Stop

    • Retail Store: 8909 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226
    • Phone Number: 317-898-4436
    • Email Address: eric@pawsstop.com

    In 1989, Paws Stop was opened as a Feed Store.

    After a while, they shifted to specialty diets to better the lives of pets and their owners while still nourishing their barnyard friends.

    This locally operated supply business provides a variety of goods.

    They have a staff of pet nutrition and wellness specialists to assist you in choosing the best items for your pup.

    Three Dog Bakery Inc

    • Retail Store: 444 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    • Phone Number: 317-238-0000
    • Email Address: threedogindy@gmail.com

    Three Dog Bakery is the place to go if you're seeking all-natural, fresh foods for your dog. They sell treats, chews, and healthy dog food brands.

    This shop also functions as a homemade dog bakery that bakes each recipe slowly to preserve all of the delectable flavors and nutrients that dogs like.

    Since 1989, they've been causing tails to wag, and still strive to nourish the souls of dogs and the humans who adore them.

    Other products include toys, dietary supplements, dental care, and even all-natural spa services.

    The Ark Pet Shop

    • Retail Store: 2400 W Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    • Phone Number: 219-769-0661

    The Ark Pet Shop has worked hard to deliver the best products, services, and animals since 1979.

    It is a family-run business that sells a wide range of goods, from dog food to fish supplies.

    The business is unique in how it displays its products, including a tide pool that looks like a museum exhibit and a display of unusual marine species as well as rare freshwater fish.

    Speck's Pet Supplies

    • Retail Store: 281 W Northfield Dr, Brownsburg, IN 46112
    • Phone Number: 317-858-5150

    Speck's Pet Supplies is an independent, local chain of pet supply stores located throughout Indiana.

    Each of its staff members is knowledgeable on all things about pets, including nutrition, care, and products.

    Instead of selling animals, they partner with regional rescue organizations and shelters to host recurring “adoption days”.

    They also offer self-service dog wash stations and subsidized veterinary treatments like nail trimming.

    Paws and Claws & Company

    • Retail Store: 1801 E Market St, Warsaw, IN 46580
    • Phone Number: 574-267-2338

    Your neighborhood full-service pet shop, Paws and Claws & Company has been operating since 1984.

    The pet professionals at their locally owned and run store provide prompt, courteous customer care for all special requests.

    They can assist you in finding the appropriate pet products thanks to their more than 100 years of knowledge.

    Let their experts educate you on what you need if you're buying a pet that you don't know much about.

    Best Dog Parks in Indiana

    Best Dog Parks in Indiana

    You know your furry friend would love nothing more than to run around and play.

    So, we’ve compiled a few of the best dog parks all around the state.

    Rum Village Dog Park

    • Address: 219 S. St. Louis Blvd. South Bend, IN 46617

    The Rum Village Dog Park provides a space for both small and large dogs, as well as a community area available for rental, a pavilion, and other amenities.

    It has more than a hundred different bird species, including nestling owls, woodpeckers, and warblers.

    Rum Village is also home to foxes, deer, reptiles, and amphibians.

    Fort Harrison Dog Park

    • Address: 8725 Fall Creek Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256

    The Fort Harrison Dog Park is located on a gated property accessible only by driving.

    Due to its location on the north side of Fall Creek, it is not reachable from the main park and won't affect other visitor activities in the park.

    The dog park has three separately fenced play areas: Platoon Run, Herrin Hill, and Brigade Landing.

    None of these play areas have restrictions on the size of dogs.

    Ferguson Dog Park

    • Address: 4300 N Stone Mill Rd, Bloomington, IN 47408

    The 18.7-acre Ferguson Dog Park has two enclosed areas, one for large dogs and the other for small dogs.

    The area for large dogs has picnic tables and a covered patio.

    Drinking fountains with dog drinking bowls and dog washing stations are available but are normally discontinued in the winter.

    Niles Ave Dog Park

    • Address: 721 N Niles Ave, South Bend, IN 46617

    The Niles Avenue Dog Park is the first dog park in South Bend.

    It was a pilot project that the nearby community and Dog Park Advocates in the downtown and adjacent northeast area worked to make a reality.

    For dogs and their owners, the park offers a welcoming, entertaining, and secure space.

    It is divided into sections for large and small dogs and has several interactive features that may be used for play and socialization.

    Emerson Dog Park

    • Address: 900 W Ashland Ave, Muncie, IN 47303

    The entire Emerson Dog Park is fenced with an additional barrier located just south of the short brick wall to maintain the park's north-south division.

    All dogs are permitted in the northern half while the southern portion is reserved for small dogs.

    There are drinking fountains for both people and dogs in each half of the park, as well as dog waste stations.

    Best Dog Grooming in Indiana

    Best Dog Grooming in Indiana

    Even though many dog owners prefer to groom their dogs at home, it might save you time and effort to groom your dog professionally.

    Grooming a dog requires a lot of attention and patience, especially if it is fluffy, a puppy, or has behavioral issues.

    So, to help your pooch look better than ever, you may visit this collection of groomers in the IN State.

    U Dirty Dawg

    • Address: 2435 S State Rd 135, Greenwood, IN 46143
    • Phone Number: 317-535-3647
    • Email Address: udirtydawg123@aol.com

    U Dirty Dawg is the finest option if you're seeking for skilled groomers to give your dog a stunning makeover!

    They provide complimentary full-service dog grooming using specialty shampoos.

    Additionally, they make it easy for you to drop off before work, pick up after work, and take bathroom breaks.

    Barkefellers

    • Address: 8808 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227
    • Phone Number: 317-881-1888
    • Email Address: reservations@barkefellers.com

    In addition to their stand-alone grooming services, you can also book a grooming appointment as a farewell service following a stay or a day at doggie daycare.

    Their highly skilled groomers will treat every customer to the pampering they deserve in their stress-free environment.

    Barkefellers will leave your dog feeling exceptional both inside and out, whether it's a quick nail trim, sudsy bath, or a full groom.

    Pet Palace

    • Address: 9502 Angola Ct, Indianapolis, IN 46268
    • Phone Number: 317-659-6534

    Their professionally trained pet groomers are ready to deliver quality service with a personal touch, whether your show dog needs an AKC show cut or it's just time to give your cat a nice bath and toenail trim.

    With your hectic schedule and the schedule of your pet in mind, they have incredibly flexible drop-off and pick-up schedules.

    They can help if you want to treat your pet like a monarchy.

    To provide a more luxurious pet grooming experience, Pet Palace provides separately priced spa services.

    Katie's Dog Grooming Services

    • Address: 1217 E Main St, Plainfield, IN 46168
    • Phone Number: 317-839-0026
    • Email Address: katiesgroomingdogs@gmail.com

    Your pooch always comes first at Katie's Dog Grooming Services.

    Their staff of skilled groomers is dedicated to assisting you in keeping up with your dog's care.

    They strive to deliver the kind of service they would want their pets to receive.

    Bow Wow Meow Boutique

    • Address: 1315 Shelby St #4, Indianapolis, IN 46203
    • Phone Number: 317-974-9791
    • Email Address: info@bowwowmeowindy.com

    Bow Wow Meow Boutique provides full-service grooming and bathing alternatives for your furry family members.

    You may browse their selection of locally made treats and specialty pet products from local makers in addition to finding everything you need for a terrific bath, including high-quality, eco-friendly bathing products.

    As a locally owned and run company, they are aware of the value of community support and do everything in their power to assist makers and artists.

    Best Dog Trainers in Indiana

    Best Dog Trainers in Indiana

    Suburban K9 Dog Training

    • Address: Proud to service Indianapolis and all of the neighboring areas
    • Phone Number: 317-203-4233
    • Email Address: dogtraining@suburban-k9.com

    Suburban K9 provides training for dogs who exhibit undesirable habits including jumping and loud barking, as well as problems interacting with humans and other dogs and trouble obeying commands.

    This dog training center provides solutions for the various issues that different breeds may experience.

    This indicates that they provide individualized training plans for dogs of any age, temperament, or behavior.

    Paws & Play Dog Resort & Training Center

    • Address: 9001 133rd Pl, Fishers, IN 46038
    • Phone Number: 317-776-7824
    • Email Address: info@pawsandplaydogresort.com

    Paws & Play believe that dog training should involve guidance and positive reinforcement.

    Their tried-and-true procedures are a blend of approaches from around the world that have been carefully chosen, investigated, and applied.

    Research, study, attendance at conferences and seminars, as well as the development of new and exciting procedures directly in their facility, are all ways that the trainers continuously advance their knowledge of training and behavior.

    Off-Leash K9 Training Indianapolis

    • Address: 3005 Meridian Meadows Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142
    • Phone Number: 833-349-6959
    • Email Address: indy@offleashk9training.com

    Off-Leash K9 Training Indianapolis offers a variety of packages so that customers can choose the one that best suits their needs.

    They are experts in private lessons, canine behavior counseling, and educating dog owners on the reasons behind their dogs' actions.

    Without the constraints of a leash, this training aids in the development of a strong bond between an owner and his pet.

    First Friend K-9 Training

    • Address: 12401 Reynolds Dr, Fishers, IN 46038
    • Phone Number: 317-842-4199
    • Email Address: firstfriendk9@yahoo.com

    The training strategies used by First Friend are a collection of the best trainers in Germany and America.

    The most insightful canine behavior studies ever conducted are also taken into account.

    They aim to impart knowledge on how to train and “read” your dog.

    By doing this, you will achieve a level of comprehension and communication that results in an almost remarkable relationship.

    Landheim Training and Boarding Center

    • Address: 13200 109th Ave, Dyer, IN 46311
    • Phone Number: 219-365-8897
    • Email Address: info@landheimk9.com

    Landheim has been offering the security that comes with owning a law enforcement K9 partner or executive protection dog companion for more than 50 years.

    They want to be your partner in any endeavor, whether you're a member of the police force or merely expanding your family.

    They provide a range of dog training courses, including Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Training, Advanced Training, and Competition Sports Classes.

    Best Veterinarians in Indiana

    Best Veterinarians in Indiana

    South Side Animal Hospital

    • Address: 5220 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227
    • Phone Number: 317-783-3309

    As a full-service veterinary facility, South Side Animal Hospital accepts both urgent care situations and pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.

    SSAH is dedicated to offering the best veterinary care available in the industry.

    Amazing veterinarians, receptionists, and technicians are on staff to take care of all your pet's needs!

    Springmill Pet Wellness Clinic

    • Address: 318 W 161st St, Westfield, IN 46074
    • Phone Number: 317-399-1832
    • Email Address: springmill@petwellnessclinics.com

    Pet Wellness Clinics is staffed with highly skilled specialists and cutting-edge facilities that provide a wide range of medical services.

    They are here to treat, love, and care for your animals every step of the way so they can enjoy a happy and healthy life, from wellness care to immunizations, dental cleanings, digital x-rays, and surgery suites.

    Shelby Street Animal Clinic

    • Address: 3315 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46227
    • Phone Number: 317-787-5323
    • Email Address: ssacindy@att.net

    You can rely on Shelby Street Animal Clinic to take excellent care of your pets.

    When you need them the most, their knowledgeable, compassionate veterinary staff is ready to assist you.

    They stay up to date on the most recent developments in veterinary technology and never forget that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

    The team is dedicated to educating their clients on how to keep pets healthy year-round, with good nutrition and exercise.

    Broad Ripple Animal Clinic

    • Address: 6225 Broadway St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
    • Phone Number: 317-257-5334
    • Email Address: clientrequest@bracpet.com

    Broad Ripple Animal Clinic has been treating pets in Indianapolis, Indiana, with pride since 1981.

    Along with cutting-edge surgical and diagnostic procedures, they also provide preventive health care services.

    The entire staff is committed to providing your pet with skilled and sensitive care.

    They seek to deliver the greatest levels of veterinary medicine through excellent customer service, preventative healthcare, and staff development.

    Parkside Animal Hospital

    • Address: 12962 Publishers Dr, Fishers, IN 46038
    • Phone Number: 317-849-1440
    • Email Address: customerservice@parksidepets.com

    Parkside Animal Hospital‘s mission is to offer your pet high-quality, caring veterinary care.

    Their staff is made up of veterinary specialists who form bonds with patients and get to know both you and your pet.

    To ensure that your pets enjoy long, healthy lives, they provide a wide range of treatments, including medical, diagnostic, surgical, wellness, and preventive health care needs.

    Best Doggy Daycare and Boarding in Indiana

    Best Doggy Daycare and Boarding in Indiana

    PetSuites Indianapolis Northwest

    • Address: 4048 W 94th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
    • Phone Number: 317-436-9942
    • Email Address: zionsville@petsuitesofamerica.com

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    • Address: 921 N Rangeline Rd, Carmel, IN 46032
    • Phone Number: 317-669-2162
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    For dogs to have fun and let loose, Club Canine was founded to offer a secure and stimulating environment.

    There is a ton of dog play equipment available. All day long, their dogs are allowed to play together in the company of loving caregivers.

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    • Address: 5311 Commerce Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46237
    • Phone Number: 317-801-1123
    • Email Address: southport@campbowwow.com

    Camp Bow Wow is a renowned dog care company that provides boarding and daycare options for dogs.

    Their camp features huge, climate-controlled play yards where your pooch can run, play, and have a good time all day with other dogs.

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    • Address: 925 E Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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    Indianapolis Downtown Doggie (Indy DTD) is your go-to destination for all things about pet care.

    Their 10,000-square-foot cutting-edge facility is ideally situated for your morning commute and has indoor and outdoor play areas as well as access to their dog park.

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    • Address: 3729 Five Points Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46239
    • Phone Number: 317-351-0511
    • Email Address: fivepointskennelsinc@gmail.com

    Five Points Kennels strives to offer a clean, secure, and caring environment to assure a pleasant stay at their facility for each guest.

    Their playschool provides a balanced, organized environment so that your pup can have positive social interactions with his tail-wagging friends.

    They also offer lodging with a variety of room types, all of which come with warm bedding.

    Best Animal Shelters in Indiana

    Best Animal Shelters in Indiana

    Humane Society for Hamilton County

    • Address: 10501 Hague Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
    • Phone Number: 317-773-4974
    • Email Address: hshc@hamiltonhumane.com

    One of the nation's few open-admission, no-kill shelters is the Humane Society for Hamilton County.

    Regardless of breed, age, specific medical requirements, or impairments, they think every animal deserves the chance to live, love, and be loved.

    Thanks to their exceptional team and supporters, they are securing a better future for Hoosier animals and Hamilton County.

    IndyHumane

    • Address: 7929 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268
    • Phone Number: 317-872-5650
    • Email Address: development@indyhumane.org

    Since 1905, IndyHumane has been dedicated to providing aid to animals in need in central Indiana. They have been the area's foremost advocate for stray animals in Indianapolis.

    As an independent non-profit, they rely on their hard-working volunteers and community partners to help them save lives every day.

    As a self-sufficient nonprofit, they rely on their dedicated volunteers and local partners to help them save lives every day.

    Humane Indiana

    • Address: 421 45th St, Munster, IN 46321
    • Phone Number: 219-922-3811
    • Email Address: info@humaneindiana.org

    The goal of Humane Indiana is to guide the community in providing humane treatment to all animals.

    All ages of homeless cats and dogs are actively sought after by their animal shelter.

    Additionally, they provide spay/neuter and immunization services to the general public and local government agencies to help control community and feral cat populations.

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    • Address: 3410 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401
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    • Email Address: animal@bloomington.in.gov

    Animal Care and Control, a branch of the Department of Public Works, manages the animal shelter in Bloomington and assists the municipality with animal control issues.

    To create a community where animals are cherished and treated with care and respect, Bloomington Animal Care and Control's objective is to address and respond to all animal needs in the area.

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    • Address: 1104 Big 4 Arch Rd, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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    The Animal Welfare League is trying to significantly improve how all companion animals are cared for and housed.

    To give every pet the best life possible, they collaborate with other shelters and rescues in Indiana and beyond.

    The entire staff of AWL is made up of caring individuals who share the same values and who work to care for the abandoned animals in their neighborhood.

    Every animal is placed in the ideal location by their staff and board of directors, who never euthanize animals for lack of space.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much is it to adopt a dog in Indiana?

    All animals in South Bend have undergone a thorough examination and are microchipped, spayed, or neutered, and current on all immunizations.

    The following are adoption fees:

    • $85 for dogs older than 6 months
    • $100 for puppies under 5 months old
    • $65 for cats

    Where are dogs most frequently found?

    Whether you're wanting to adopt from a shelter or finding a breeder or rescue group, there is somewhere on the internet for you to search.

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    What is the best place to get a dog?

    Find the ideal match for your family with the aid of your neighborhood animal shelter or rescue group.

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    Indiana Pet Stores, Dog Parks, Shelters, and More: Summary

    There is so much to see and do in this marvelous state, but one thing is certain when taking pets on the road – the challenge of finding the perfect pet necessities.

    Turn to our directory of pet businesses in Indiana for information on our preferred pet stores, dog parks, groomers, trainers, veterinarians, doggy daycare centers, and boarding facilities for those times when you need to find the closest pet service in an unfamiliar town.

    Wherever you are in Indiana and you're looking for a new pup, consider adopting from a Hoosier animal shelter.

    We hope you enjoy your trip to Indiana and make it hassle-free for both you and your pup!

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:57:21 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Understanding Flooding And Learned Helplessness In Training https://thedogvisitor.com/understanding-flooding-and-learned-helplessness-in-training https://thedogvisitor.com/understanding-flooding-and-learned-helplessness-in-training I had been looking forward to that night for several months, since the day I first heard about the upcoming performance one of my favorite local bands. My friends and I got there over two hours early to reserve our spot, before heading across the street to get dinner.  By the time we got back to our seats, the concert area was filled. There was not even space for two more chairs. I could hardly wait for the music to start. Then, in the empty seats in front of us, a man joined his party with his leashed dog. Let’s just say, my long-anticipated evening suddenly got off to an unexpected, unwelcome turn. And that is how I will begin this post that will talk about flooding and learned helplessness as it pertains to dog training.

    understanding flooding and learned helplessness in dog trainingLet’s go back to my summer concert. My friends and I were ready to sway our arms and sing along. We were still catching up with each other when I first noticed the man and his dog in front of us. His large dog wore a taught leash that was attached to a prong collar. Long before the band started, I could see his dog’s tail tucked and body posture lowered. There was a lot of eye blinking and yawning. At first his dog tried to move away but was unable as the leash kept him right at his owner’s feet.

    The music started. I felt the beat travel down to my feet. I knew every word that I heard. We were there to enjoy the moment. But I couldn’t keep my eyes from wandering to that dog in front of us, the one that was fidgeting constantly, still trying to move but feeling restrained, blinking, yawning, lip licking. I saw the man and the woman with him petting his dog. Maybe they were trying to help his pet feel better. Maybe they were just trying to keep his pet still. I just knew that I was seeing a dog in distress, which caused me distress, and I was not able to enjoy my favorite band.

    When there was a break, I made up my mind and told my friends I was going to say something. It was an opportunity to educate someone and hopefully make a positive impact on the welfare of the pet.

    The man told me his dog enjoys being around people and so he thought it would be a good outing for both of them. He knew that his dog was fidgeting in the beginning but he thought his dog was feeling better as the concert kept going. I described what I saw. I explained that, what looked to him like a much calmer dog, was actually a dog experiencing learned helplessness. I could see in his face how badly he felt. He obviously cared a lot for his dog and didn’t want to knowingly cause his dog pain.  I knew I had reached him.

    With that, I went to find my friends. We returned to our seats for the second half, to find the seat in front of us empty. Several songs into the set, the man returned…without his dog. I could enjoy the rest of the night. Good for that man being open to learn and doing the right thing for his dog after realizing his dog was still very much stressed.

    This happens a lot. People bring their dogs to large events thinking it will be a positive activity – and for some dogs, it is – but for many others, those dogs would much rather be left at home. I’ve also seen people walking young puppies through crowded spaces in the name of socialization but they don’t realize they could be overwhelming their little friends.

    What is flooding in behavior terms?

    Scientifically speaking, the American Psychological Association defines flooding as a technique in behavior therapy in which the individual is exposed directly to a maximum-intensity anxiety-producing situation or stimulus (either described or real) without any means for escape during exposure. The aim is to diminish or extinguish the undesired response.

    But at what cost? Remember, this involves pushing the animal into a very anxiety provoking level of response without any means for escape until that animal shows relative calmness…or at least calmness to the uneducated eye. A dog that is shut down – maybe still, maybe laying down with his head tucked in and eyes closed, or standing stoic with tail tucked down -can be just as ‘over threshold’ as a dog that is barking, lunging, pacing, snarling. It just looks different.

    At most, there may be a neutral feeling but more than likely, it can make the feelings and behaviors stronger. Aggression, deeper fear and anxiety, avoidance are just some. I can tell you this. I am afraid of cicadas. If you locked me in a room of those buzzing evil creatures and told me you wouldn’t let me out until I stopped screaming, I may stop screaming (and pretty quickly) but I may never forgive you for doing that to me.

    Learned helplessness is another potential effect. It is a phenomenon in which exposure to uncontrollable stressors results in individuals failing to use any control options that may later become available. Essentially, they are said to learn that they lack behavioral control over environmental events, which, in turn, undermines the motivation to make changes or attempt to alter situations.

    I still have a fear of flying and every time I board a plane to rise into turbulent air, it only strengthens my emotions and all of my internal behaviors that go along with it. I remember the time that the sky was darker than night as we entered the airport. I began trembling. I felt nauseous inside. As we waited at the gate to learn if our plane was going to be delayed, I could feel my heart rate beating quickly. I began sweating. That night, our flight was delayed but not because of what we were going to fly into, but because the Atlanta airport where we were going to land, was experiencing ‘bad’ weather.  By the time we boarded, I was exhausted and still terrified. However, I entered the plane with everybody else, then sat down, closed my eyes tight, gripped my seat and tried my best to take my mind to another place. I was in a state of learned helplessness.

    When a client whose dog has big feelings about being restrained, handled and approached by unknown people tells me his groomer reported back that his dog was ‘fine’ during the appointment, I always ask, “What does ‘fine’ look like?” It could very well be that that dog was actually not ‘fine’ but in a state of learned helplessness.

    I’ve seen videos of re-active leashed dogs that were being trained with an e-collar to ‘fix’ the problem by exposing the dog to the stimulus (often another dog or a moving vehicle) and delivering a static electric stimulus to the dog’s neck when it does the unwanted behavior. In one video of a ‘fixed’ dog, I recall seeing the handler walking it past other dogs that were behind a fence. While the ‘fixed’ dog did not bark or lunge, it did blink its eyes, lick its lips, tuck its tail, stiffen its body and avoid eye contact as it passed. Sure, that dog was not doing the unwanted behaviors but clearly it was feeling a great deal of stress.

    More Negative Effects Of Flooding Your Dog

    The biological and psychological impact of those extreme stress provoking experiences can ripple. If I have plans to fly and I see the weather forecast has a potential for storms on my travel day, I may begin getting nervous days in advance. If your dog had a scary experience at the groomer or vet, your dog may be more worried at the next visit. Additionally, through associative learning, your dog may start shivering as soon as you pull into the parking lot or even as soon as you get into the car (because the car can take your dog to scary places).

    Flooding Your Dog In Everyday Life

    Even with the best of intentions, flooding can happen in a variety of ways. Below are just a few examples of flooding pets to change behavior:

    Sitting next to a scared dog’s crate or on the other side of a gate (or scared bird’s cage), in an effort to get your pet to feel better about you being in his space.

    Feeding your scared dog only by giving food by hand (forcing your dog to be close to you in order to eat).

    Walking your dog (or puppy) through a crowded event on a leash (restraint) where unfamiliar people and other animals are very close, to get your dog used to these things.

    Taking your dog that has big feelings about other dogs and stimulus, to a training class where he is kept on a taught leash in close proximity to other dogs.

    Bringing your dog to an enclosed dog park where another dog (or several other dogs) is bullying your dog and your dog can not escape.

    Forcing your dog to do what you want your dog to do in training.

    How can you help your fearful or re-active dog while minimizing flooding?

    There is a lot to unpack with that question.

    To begin, know this. During your pet’s stress event, the hormones adrenaline and cortisol are released into the blood stream which cause a range of involuntary physiological responses such as increased heart rate, breathing and blood pressure. The adrenaline causes airways in the lungs to widen, which also allows more oxygen to flow through the body. This results in greater sensitivity and alertness.

    Changing your pet’s undesirable behavior using the Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) training involves teaching with choice and positive reinforcement as much as possible, making sure your pet’s needs are being met, and using desensitization, classical counter conditioning and response substitution.

    Desensitization, Classical Counter Conditioning and Response Substitution

    These are three helpful approaches (often used together) when it comes to changing your pet’s underlying emotions (and reflexive behaviors) and teaching your pet a desired behavior instead.

    Systematic desensitization is an approach to not just overcoming fear, but also to teaching the animal to re-associate the fear-eliciting stimulus into a feel-good eliciting stimulus. (This process is called counter conditioning.) With systematic desensitization, you gradually expose the animal to what is scary to it and the criteria for advancing to the next step is your watching his calm behavior and only moving forward at a pace that does not elicit even the mildest of fear responses. The beauty of this is that the animal is always in total control. And empowerment builds confidence.

    Response substitution is teaching the animal (using positive strategies) to replace the undesirable behavior with the desirable behavior.  As an example, the dog can learn to look at his handler instead of lunging at the dog across the parking lot, in order to get distance from the other dog.

    Need some help?  Please reach out!

    contact Lisa Desatnik

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    Reasons Why Your Dog Doesn’t Sleep: 8 Remedies to Sleep Better https://thedogvisitor.com/reasons-why-your-dog-doesnt-sleep-8-remedies-to-sleep-better https://thedogvisitor.com/reasons-why-your-dog-doesnt-sleep-8-remedies-to-sleep-better The post Reasons Why Your Dog Doesn’t Sleep: 8 Remedies to Sleep Better appeared first on Petdogplanet - The place for dog breeds and expert pet advice.

    Dogs, just like us, go through periods of transition. They grow in age, height, and weight. With each year added, they can develop various health issues, and sleep is one of them.

    Dogs can suffer from sleeplessness for various reasons, such as pain, gastrointestinal imbalance, outside stimulation, anxiety, etc. While you may not understand why your dog doesn’t sleep on time or has a very light sleep, looking for some symptoms can help you dig into the problem.

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    Keep reading to find out the common problems that can cause sleeping problems in your dog and what remedies can help your dog sleep better.

    Determine Why Your Dog Can’t Sleep

    Several factors can affect your dog’s sleeping schedule and intensity. It can be health-related, environmental, changes in habits, the age of your dog, etc.

    Teams that work with pets, such as Pet Lover Guy, can help you identify the source of the problem so you can find proper solutions. The following is a list of common problems in dogs that cause sleeplessness.

    Your Dog’s Diet

    One of the biggest reasons dogs have trouble sleeping is their diet not suiting them well. They can suffer from gastrointestinal issues, causing them to bloat up and feel uncomfortable. Inflammations from the diet can heat your dog’s body, and a raised temperature is another reason your pet can have trouble sleeping.

    As soon as you see these problems, consult your vet about your dog’s food. You may need to change the entire diet to ease your dog.

    Change in the Environment.

    If you just adopted a dog, moved to a new location, or got your pet a new companion, it may feel scared and uncertain. A new environment can trigger anxiety in dogs since everything around them is unfamiliar.

    You’ll notice that your dog doesn’t sleep well. It starts pacing, is restless, and will refuse to settle even at bedtime. Environmental changes, new faces, and unfamiliar smells can overwhelm your dog to the point that it refuses to sleep.

    Problems With the Bedding

    Bedding for your dog can be a concerning subject. Your dog may suffer from sleeplessness if you’ve arranged new bedding that it doesn’t like or feels rough to sleep on. Old bedding that has been soiled repeatedly can irritate your dog physically, too, making it unwilling to sleep.

    Maybe it doesn’t have a familiar scent, causing skin rashes, or it’s too warm or cold. You can identify this when you see your dog lying down anywhere but its bed and refuses to lie on its pillows.

    Changes in Routine

    Routine changes can happen for many reasons, one of the most common being your dog’s age or maturity. It will change its sleep routine tremendously and can even flip its potty timing.

    Or maybe you had to change your routine due to a new job arrangement that affected your dog’s routine. Getting accustomed to these changes takes time, thus causing trouble with its sleep. Your dog may need your assistance to get accustomed to it.

    Your pet is in Pain

    Dogs can’t fall asleep when they’re in pain physically or mentally. If you hear your dog whimpering, growling, or hauling, try to find out if it’s due to physical pain. Injuries, flea infestation on its fur, painful disease, or any other underlying health condition can cause pain, leading to sleep deprivation.

    Sometimes, underlying trauma can give dogs nightmares. Maybe your dog has been getting nightmares frequently, which is why it refuses to sleep anymore.

    Age-related Problems

    Problems related to age can cause sleep deprivation, whether it’s a puppy or an aging dog. Puppies are highly energetic, making them hyper to let off excess energy, thus causing them sleeping troubles.

    Aging dogs develop many health issues, such as joint aches, lethargy, cognitive disorders, etc. Pain and neurological issues can wake your dog up frequently, making them very disoriented, which can, in turn, make your pet sleepless.

    Lack of Exercise

    Every pet needs an exercise routine and an outlet for its stored energy. Lack of exercise can store excess energy in your dog, make them unhappy, and even raise its body temperature, making them very hyper.

    If your dog tries to sleep with excess energy, you may notice it waking up with jolts. Lack of exercise can sometimes cause sleep apnea, making your dog stop breathing. All these experiences can make it grow a fear, thus preventing it from falling asleep.

    Things to Help Your Dog Sleep Well

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    If you want your dog to sleep well, you’ll have to go through the process of correcting its routine and various habits. Yes, it’ll take a lot of effort, and maybe you’ll have to lose your sleep trying to fix your pup’s sleep! However, with patience and persistence, these changes will be worth it.

    Here’s a list of things you can do to help your dog sleep better.

    Revise Your Dog’s Food

    What your dog eats will basically determine how it behaves. Therefore, as soon as you find gastrointestinal issues, inflammations, and rises in body temperature, change your dog’s diet.

    Consult your vet to revise your dog’s dietary plan. Ensure that you’re giving the right food, and if it’s not suited to your pet, you’ll have to either remove it entirely or replace it with something better, be it raw food, dried food, or dog treats. You can also opt for pre-made dog food that suits dogs for every size and age.

    Arrange Better Bedding

    If your dog’s bedding feels like a cloud, it will look forward to its slumber time. Besides, dogs with chronic physical problems need special bedding. Get a calming bed for your dog, as it’s very soft, has the perfect density, retains temperature to keep your dog cool, and provides ideal support.

    While some calming beds come with removable covers, others need a cover. If the bedding material was the primary cause of your dog’s lack of sleep, consult your vet to know which material should be perfect for your pets to rest well.

    Set Up a Bathroom Routine

    Dogs have a potty routine just like human babies do. If your dog’s toilet routine is misaligned, it’ll have trouble sleeping, so you must incorporate its bathroom habit into a consistent pattern.

    A common issue with potty-trained dogs is holding their bladder until they can relieve themselves, especially at night. Therefore, it’s essential that you train your dog’s toilet habits to match your timing. Besides, take care of how much water it drinks before bedtime. These will reduce your dog’s urge for late-night litter visits.

    Increase Its Exercise

    Every active animal needs to exercise well enough to let off all the stored energy, and dogs aren’t any different. Letting your dog burn some energy will ensure its body gets in tune with time, as your pet will start feeling exhausted as soon as the day ends.

    Besides, exercises like walking, running, jumping, etc., can help release happy hormones in your dog’s body. This will help relieve any anxiety in your pet. Remember, a dog with a happy and healthy body and mind will sleep better and on time.

    Creating a Soothing Environment

    Just like us, dogs need a calm, soothing environment to rest properly. Reduce distractions, noises, and other external stimuli around your dog to allow it to sleep well. Dimming the lights can also help your dog maintain its circadian rhythm, telling it it’s time to sleep when the environment isn’t bright anymore.

    Circadian rhythm is the natural clock of every living being, physical and psychological, that tells us when it’s time to wake up, when to sleep, when you should feel hungry, when you should be active, etc. A dim and calm environment will trigger this clock in your dog’s body to prepare for sleep.

    Visit the Vet

    Any health and behavioral issue with your dog should call for a vet appointment. If you have had a vet looking after your pet for years, they’ll be familiar with it.

    Since they’re aware of normal and abnormal animal behaviors, your vet can quickly identify problems with your dog. You’ll have to cooperate with them as they’ll need a history of food habits, dietary elements, routines, bedding, etc. Only then will your vet be able to provide a cure to help your pet sleep properly.

    Brushing and Massaging Before Bed

    A relaxing massage and brushing are affection for dogs that can automatically put your dog into a slumber mood. Brushing your dog’s fur and massaging its body can stimulate blood flow and help its muscles relax. Therefore, try this method to calm your dog and help it rest well.

    Try Supplements

    If your dog doesn’t sleep well even after trying everything, you can try calming or sleeping supplements for your dog, which you need to give at least half an hour before bedtime to show their effects. Of course, you must get your vet’s suggestion for it, as they’ll know whether it’s necessary and safe and which supplement should suit your pet.

    Final Thoughts

    Just like us, comfortable bedding, a calm and dim environment, the proper amount of exercise, and the right dietary habits can help improve your dog’s health, thus improving its circadian rhythm. Take help from your vet to figure out why your dog doesn’t sleep well, and they’ll also help you cure your pet to sleep better.

    Follow these tips, and your dog will wake up jolly every morning due to sleeping well every night. And as a bonus, you’ll sleep through the night peacefully too!

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:15:50 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Top Health Benefits of CBD for Senior and Ailing Dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/top-health-benefits-of-cbd-for-senior-and-ailing-dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/top-health-benefits-of-cbd-for-senior-and-ailing-dogs The post Top Health Benefits of CBD for Senior and Ailing Dogs appeared first on Petdogplanet - The place for dog breeds and expert pet advice.

    CBD has become a buzzword in the canine world. According to Leafport, 50% of pet owners use CBD for their dogs or cats. You have probably heard about it, but you might need to learn what CBD is and how it can help your dog. 

    CBD is short for cannabidiol and comes from the hemp plant, which is related to marijuana. However, CBD does not contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which makes marijuana psychoactive and illegal for humans to consume in all 50 states.

    cbd for senior dogs
    CBD for senior dogs

    You may wonder why your dog needs a supplement like this when they seem perfectly healthy now. Well, there are many reasons why senior dogs need extra support, and you should consider adding CBD oil to their diet. Here are some benefits of adding CBD to your old dog’s diet.

    Suppresses Seizures

    CBD has been shown to reduce seizures in epileptic dogs. Like humans, dogs have cannabinoid receptors in the brain and spinal cord. These receptors respond to the cannabinoids found in cannabis by activating specific pathways that help regulate mood and pain perception. 

    This process also decreases inflammation levels, which is why dog owners often use CBD to treat arthritis or other conditions that cause joint pain.

    CBD for dogs can treat seizures caused by many factors like cancer treatment side effects, brain tumors, trauma-related injuries, and neurological disorders such as epilepsy or Parkinson’s Disease. These are just a few examples of how CBD could help your dog feel better if experiencing these symptoms.

    Reduces Anxiety and Depression

    According to GreenElement, separation anxiety in dogs has grown by 700% in just two years. CBD can help reduce anxiety in dogs of all ages. It can benefit senior dogs, who are more prone to anxiety issues as they age. 

    CBD also helps with separation anxiety, common among dogs left alone at home while their owners are away at work or on vacation. Dogs suffering from noise phobias from loud noises such as fireworks can benefit from a CBD supplement to ease their symptoms during the holiday season.

    Suppose your dog suffers from anxiety, depression, or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). In that case, it might be beneficial for you to seek out an experienced veterinarian who specializes in cannabis treatments for animals. 

    Consult a vet before administering any form of CBD supplement or hemp oil product. Some vets do not recommend using these products without proper guidance or prescription from a professional vet due to their potential negative side effects if misused.

    Relieves Pain

    CBD is a natural pain reliever, which makes it the perfect option for dogs with chronic pain conditions. It can help reduce inflammation and improve mobility in your dog’s joints. It also helps relieve arthritis and other types of chronic pain.

    If you have an aging or ailing dog who struggles with mobility issues, CBD would be highly beneficial for them. They can get around again by using CBD to relieve their discomfort without being in as much pain.

    It’s recommended to use a combination of CBD oil and pet supplements, such as turmeric or glucosamine, as this will give you the best results when trying to improve your dog’s health and quality of life.

    Fights Cancer Symptoms

    As you know, your pet is an essential member of the family. And just like any other family member, it’s natural to want to do anything you can to help them when they’re sick. The good news is that there are plenty of options for improving their quality of life, and CBD is one of them. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, around 50% of canines over 10 develop cancer.

    CBD has been shown to reduce cancer symptoms in dogs by helping fight pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy treatments and reducing anxiety and depression caused by cancer treatment side effects. You can significantly improve their quality of life during this difficult time by giving your dog a daily dose of CBD oil or food supplement while they receive chemotherapy treatment.

    Boosts Appetite

    CBD is a natural appetite stimulant. If you have an older dog that isn’t eating as much as they usually do, consider giving them some CBD oil. Remember that different strains and dosages may be needed based on the individual animal’s weight, age, and other factors. These may include whether or not they have been diagnosed with an illness contributing to appetite loss.

    You should never give your dog any medicine without consulting a veterinarian about the appropriate dosage for its specific condition. It includes both therapeutic uses and treatments for pain relief or nausea.

    Improves Mobility Issues

    Many dogs suffer from mobility issues as they age or develop illnesses and injuries that affect their ability to move. CBD may help improve your dog’s mobility by reducing inflammation and pain in the body.

    Many different types of CBD products are available, so it’s essential to find the right one for your dog. The two most common types include tinctures and capsules. Tinctures are made by extracting the cannabinoids from hemp oil using alcohol, while capsules contain the cannabinoid powder.

    CBD may work better for some dogs than others, especially if their illness is severe, so you’ll want to pay close attention when trying it out on your dog for the first time.

    Most Dogs Can Benefit From CBD, but Always Consult a Veterinarian

    As you can see, CBD is a powerful substance that can interact with other medications your dog is taking. We don’t want our furry friends to suffer at the hands of a cruel and uncaring world. 

    And we don’t want them to get into trouble for using cannabis. So always consult your veterinarian before giving CBD to your dog. And don’t forget, CBD isn’t a substitute for veterinary care. It just might help make it easier for them to recover from illness or injury.

    Conclusion

    CBD is a safe and effective way to help your dog. It can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with traditional medications, making it a good option for dogs of all ages and health conditions. While not all dogs will benefit from using CBD, it’s worth trying if your pet has cancer or severe arthritis pain.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:15:49 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    What Do Healthy Dogs All Have in Common? https://thedogvisitor.com/what-do-healthy-dogs-all-have-in-common https://thedogvisitor.com/what-do-healthy-dogs-all-have-in-common The post What Do Healthy Dogs All Have in Common? appeared first on Petdogplanet - The place for dog breeds and expert pet advice.

    Are you wondering if your dog is healthy enough? Have you ever wondered exactly what makes some dogs healthy while others are not so much?

    When it comes to ensuring your dog’s well-being, understanding what makes a dog healthy matters.

    When you feed your dog a nutritious meal and give them the proper care, your dog will respond by living longer.

    What Do Healthy Dogs All Have in Common

    If you’re interested in learning what all healthy dogs have in common, read on. Discovering the answers to these important questions will help you ensure your dog’s overall health is top-notch.

    A Shiny Coat

    Healthy dogs all have shiny coats. This is because they are well-nourished.

    Their coats are free of any mats or tangles. Also, a dog with a healthy coat is more likely to be free of parasites and other health problems.

    Healthy and Strong Immune System

    There are a number of things that healthy dogs have in common in relation to having a healthy and strong immune system. They typically have a well-balanced diet, plenty of exercise, and ample rest.

    Additionally, they are often resistant to common illnesses and infections. This is likely due, in part, to their strong immune system.

    Good Appetite

    Healthy dogs are excited about food and eat all their meals with gusto. Their appetite is a good indicator of their overall health and well-being.

    If your dog suddenly loses their appetite, it could be a sign of an underlying health problem, and you should take them to the vet for a check-up.

    Healthy Looking Gums

    Healthy-looking gums are something that all healthy dogs have in common. While gum disease is the number one dental problem in dogs, it is preventable with proper oral hygiene.

    Start by brushing your dog’s teeth daily with dog-specific toothpaste and a toothbrush. In addition, provide your dog with dental chew toys and/or biscuits to help keep their gums healthy.

    A yearly visit to the vet for a professional teeth cleaning is also recommended for your dog’s wellness.

    Playful and Energetic

    When caring for a dog, they tend to become playful and energetic. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends and are always up for a game of fetch or a walk around the block.

    A dog that is not playful and energetic is a sign of an unhealthy dog. So walking a dog is a good opportunity for them to be healthy and happy. Make sure to use dog boots to protect their paws from injuries. Check out Healers Pet Care Reviews to find the best for your pet.

    Characteristics of Healthy Dogs

    All healthy dogs have certain things in common.

    They are all active, have a good appetite, and have a healthy coat. They also have bright eyes and a healthy weight. 

    So, if you want to keep your dogs healthy and happy, make sure they go out and get plenty of exercise, eat a nutritious diet, and have regular check-ups.

    Now that you’ve explored this list, share this article with a friend and check out some of our other pet articles while you’re at it.

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:15:48 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    A Blink & A Wink https://thedogvisitor.com/a-blink-a-wink https://thedogvisitor.com/a-blink-a-wink We blinked and in that fraction of a second, I realized we had our own version of Morse Code.

    I will attempt to translate the interaction in the live photo below.

    heartwarming short dog story about nonverbal communication

    heartwarming short dog story about nonverbal communication

    —–

    Human: (Blink – Squint – Blink) You are a Goooooood Boy!

    Jack: (Left Eye Blink – Right Eye Wink + tail wag)  I luv you! 

    —–

    After that, I found myself wondering, as I often do if all dogs and their humans have their own nonverbal conversation.

    Stay curious,

    Jack

     

     

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:12:26 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Petco Holiday Dog Gift Guide: Dog Trainer Darris Cooper shares holiday pet safety tips & best dog products https://thedogvisitor.com/petco-holiday-dog-gift-guide-dog-trainer-darris-cooper-shares-holiday-pet-safety-tips-best-dog-products https://thedogvisitor.com/petco-holiday-dog-gift-guide-dog-trainer-darris-cooper-shares-holiday-pet-safety-tips-best-dog-products 'Make More Merry' with Petco: Certified dog trainer Darris Cooper shares holiday safety tips and his top picks for dog gifts 

    Petco Holiday Dog Gift Guide: Dog Trainer Darris Cooper shares holiday pet safety tips & best dog products


    Let the festive season begin! Holiday festivities include gift shopping, and although we may have mixed feelings about this, our pets LOVE it! Not the shopping but the gift-receiving part. I'm not trying to throw shade at cats, but let's be honest; dogs are often much more enthusiastic when opening holiday gifts. Hazel is adorable. She's learned what gifts are and assumes all gifts under the tree are for her of course, and how to tear into them to get her prize. She shoves her big, fluffy head into gift bags, and holds wrapped gifts between her giant paws to rip the paper off with pup-precision.


    She is a big part of what makes my holidays joy-filled. I love watching her happiness. Hazel has never met a treat she didn't like or a gift she didn't appreciate. So once again, I'm on the hunt for the BEST pet gifts of the season. To start things off with a bark, I interviewed an expert: Darris Cooperthe Petco National Dog Training Manager. Petco is giving Santa Paws a run for his money this holiday season with the new More & Merrier collection.



    Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA, has worked in the industries of animal training and behaviour, pet lifestyle, and broadcast journalism. He has been a professional dog trainer for more than ten years. I interviewed Cooper to get the inside scoop (without the poop) on his favourite Petco items for dogs. He shared useful dog training tips to help make your holidays bright and expelled an age-old dog training myth we've all heard before! 


    Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, or in another way, there are potential risks to your pet. These are busy and decorative times. Potential holiday hazards are common, but pet emergencies don't have to be. I asked Darris to share some holiday pet safety tips to help ensure you don't take any trips to the emergency veterinary hospital this season. The last thing we want to ask Santa Paws for is money to cover expensive vet bills!  

    Paws For Reaction dog gift guide Darris Cooper Petco


    In most parts of Canada, we have to 'Let it Snow' whether we like it or not. Hazel is a cold-weather dog who flourishes in the snow, but many dogs are more comfortable with a little extra insulation in the wintertime. When I say insulation, I don't mean the kind you get from eating a huge holiday dinner. Dog sweaters, coats and boots are essential for these shivering pups. Coats are easy, but dog booties... that's another story. If you've ever tried to put boots on your dog you know what I mean. Darris shared a smart technique you can use to get your dog used to footwear- including both wearing and walking in dog boots. If you plan to invest in some canine footwear, you need to watch the video!

    Petco holiday dog gift guide: Curated by National Dog Training Manager Darris Cooper


    Petco Dog Gift Guide

    These are some of the festive products that Darris introduced me to. To learn his expert tips for holiday safety, check out the video of my interview on YouTube!


    Petco holiday dog beds pet beds

    Darris made mention of training your dog to stay on its bed during holiday mealtime. He showcased the Dashing Slay Dog Bed, part of the More and Merrier line of products that is EXCLUSIVE to Petco!

    Petco Christmas dog bed Santa Claus sleigh

    What, to your wondering eyes should appear? This darling Dashing Slay Bed from More and Merrier! Your pup won't need eight tiny reindeer to pull them into a cozy slumber thanks to this snuggly, festive style. Available in elf size and Santa size!


    Petco holiday Fairisle Large Knife Edge Dog Bed

    The Fairisle Large Knife Edge Dog Bed is a great fit for a Hazel-sized pooch. The classic print is a wintery and festive non-denominational option. 


    Petco has products to celebrate feline festivities too! Spruce up your cat's sleep space with this Christmas tree cat bed!

    Petco All Spruced Up Christmas Tree Cat Bed


    Let's move on from sleep to snack!


    Petco Holiday dog treats

    Darris mentioned WholeHearted dog treats as a year-round favourite of the pup's in his household- specifically the training treats. Of course, because he's a dog trainer! They are fantastic treats, but Petco has some more festive WholeHearted dog treat alternatives for the season.

    WholeHearted Grain-Free Tender Tidbits Peanut Butter Recipe Dog Training Treats Petco


    How about leaving milk and cookies out for your dog, instead of Santa Claus? Maybe not the milk... This is not an endorsement for giving dogs milk. Stick with water. But WholeHearted has you covered in the cookie department with their Chip Cookie Treats. You may as well leave dog-safe cookies out for your pup because your dog will probably attempt to sneak a snack from the table anyway. Unless you have success using one of Darris' training methods...

    WholeHearted Peanut Butter Flavor Chip Cookie Treats for Dogs


    My Spanish family says Feliz Navidad, and your dog can say it too- while chewing on a WholeHearted Churro-style dog teat

    WholeHearted Vanilla Flavor Churro-style Treats for Dogs Petco


    An added bonus for us Canucks: Canadian residents can shop the WholeHearted line of Petco products at select Canadian Tire stores via their website! 

    Petco dog Christmas cookies


    Petco has an adorable line of decorated holiday treats and Christmas cookies for dogs. Santa-worthy and snack-worthy! 

    doggy Christmas treats


    Advent calendars for dogs allow you to celebrate with your dog every day in December. The More and Merrier Assorted Dog Chew Advent Calendar was featured in the collection of holiday dog products Darris had on display during our interview

    Petco More and Merrier Assorted Dog Chew Advent Calendar

    If you have a dog with food allergies or dietary restrictions Petco has you covered. The More and Merrier Advent Treat Holder is designed for you to use your own treats in the advent calendar. The bonus about this one is you can reuse it every holiday season!

    More and Merrier Advent Treat Holder for Dogs


    Petco Holiday puzzle dog toys treat balls


    Darris recommended providing your dog with a treat ball or puzzle toy to keep busy during holiday mealtime. Hazel loves her puzzle toys! The Reddy Cherry Geo Treat Ball will keep your pup busy while your family enjoys a delicious dinner. The best part about this ball is that it's made from recycled materials! It comes in assorted sizes, colours, and is durable enough for a tough chewer.

    Reddy Cherry Geo Ball Dog Toy



    The elaborate puzzle toy featured in the video interview with Darris is the More and Merrier Holiday Puzzle Toy. It has a festive holiday design, featuring flip and slide compartments to discover hidden treats. It's sure to fill your pet with the spirit of Christmas- and snacks!


    More and Merrier Holiday Puzzle Dog Toy


    Thanks to Darris, I'm now obsessed with the holiday toys at Petco showcased during our interview. I especially like the inclusivity of holiday toys- both the inclusion of different holidays and the non-denominational selection. Let's start by digging into Santa's gift bag!


    Dog Training Manager Darris Cooper Saint Bernese Christmas dog toys  Petco holiday dog gift guide

    Darris mentioned plush toys as a holiday doggy gift option. I love plus dog toys because they are adorable and aesthetically pleasing. Hazel loves them because she can decapitate them, rip their innards out and spread them all over the floor. An adorable plush dog toy featured in the video is the More and Merrier Llama. I'm not sure why llamas are associated with Christmas, but I can't deny that they're super cute!


    More and Merrier Llama Tough Plush Dog Toy Petco


    Another holiday plush toy featured in the video baffled me. The Christmas pickle. I had to Google it and from what I read about this dill-icious tradition, an ornamental of a pickle is placed on the Christmas tree. On Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle on the tree would either receive an extra present from Santa Claus or have a year of good fortune, depending on your interpretation of the tradition. Petco has hidden a few Christmas Pickle plush dog toys in their holiday product line. 


    More and Merrier Plush Naughty Pickle Dog Toy


    Ready for a Christmas chuckle? A HO-HO-Hilarious dog gift that's shaken, not squeaked... actually it will definitely be squeaked. Fill your dog's holiday cup with the More and Merrier Plush Beer Toy. Please squeak responsibly.  

    More and Merrier Plush Beer Classic Dog Toy


    Looking for another laugh-inducing Christmas gift for your dog? Check your stocking!

    More and Merrier Plush "I Can Explain" Coal Dog Toy


    Has your dog been naughty or nice? With Hazel, it's a mixed bag. But she has certainly earned a lump of coal a few times this year. Petco is being nice by not leaving out naughty dogs with the More and Merrier Plush "I Can Explain" Lump of Coal Toy. It's good for a holiday laugh, and maybe some accountability... 


    Petco Hanukkah Dog toys


    Celebrate Hanukkah with the Petco festival of lights-inspired dog toys! The Hanukkah Rope Toy featured in our video interview is perfect for the playful pooch. Fetch and tug your way through the eight days of Hanukkah with this menorah-themed toy that reads "Happy Hanukkah."

    Hanukkah Rope Dog Toy


    Bark your traditions loudly with the Hanukkah "Chewish" Bone Toy! This toy is sure to squeak and crackle throughout the eight days of Hanukkah.

    Hanukkah Bone Dog Toy Chewish


    In the spirit of inclusivity, Petco has decided that everyone gets a pickle! Look under your tree! You get a pickle! You get a pickle! Your dog gets a pickle! And if you celebrate Hanukkah, your dog gets a Kosher pickle! Your dog can chew on this dill-icious Kosher Pickle Toy under the glow of festive lights. 


    Kosher Pickle Dog Toy

    There's no way Hazel and I can share all of our favourites, but here are a few honourable mentions that are a little on the quirky side.

    Dog Training Manager Darris Cooper: Holiday dog training & safety tips PLUS Petco holiday dog gift guide


    You and your dog can have matching holiday pyjamas. I'm not making this up. 

    Matching Christmas pjs with your dog Petco


    Or your dog can be super extra and wear an ugly doggy Christmas sweater, like this one.

    More and Merrier Santa Dog Sweater


    Or maybe just festive hat and cape...

    More and Merrier Santa Reindeer Dog Costume


    Or a holiday headband...

    More and Merrier Assorted Value Antlers for Dogs


    Even poop pick-up can be festive! Santa's got a brand new bag!

    More and Merrier Dispenser with Refills for Dogs

     
    Decorate the tree with a personalized ornament!


    Petco  Personalized Dog Bone with Light Ornament


    Petco's holiday gift guide is sure to make more merry in your home! CLICK HERE to check out Petco's More & Merrier collection in their holiday shop to gift your pet one of the pawsome products you see in this video. In Canada, you can shop Petco online. You can also shop the WholeHearted line of Petco products at select Canadian Tire stores via their website!



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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:10:45 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    Dog Biting Arm: 9 Causes + Solutions https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-biting-arm-9-causes-solutions https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-biting-arm-9-causes-solutions Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:09:08 -0800 Dog-Fancier 10 Fun Things to Do with Your Dog During the Holiday Season https://thedogvisitor.com/10-fun-things-to-do-with-your-dog-during-the-holiday-season https://thedogvisitor.com/10-fun-things-to-do-with-your-dog-during-the-holiday-season The festive season is upon us and the summer holidays are the perfect time to have some fun in the sun and spend quality time with family, friends and of course your fur babies.

    Many dogs look forward to celebrating Christmas and the holidays with their owners and the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the season are all exciting for dogs. However, it can also be challenging for them when we’re so preoccupied with activities, shopping and visiting friends and family. If you want to make sure that your pup has a happy and stress-free holiday season, try including them in your activities as much as possible while simultaneously keeping their physical and mental health in mind at all times.

    Here are 10 fun things you can do with your dog during the holiday season:

    • Take your dog to see the Christmas lights – Take your dog for a walk around your neighbourhood to admire the Christmas lights – a fun activity for the whole family while giving your dog (and you) some exercise!
    • Go to a dog-friendly Christmas market – there will be plenty of Christmas cheer at the many Christmas markets that will be taking place around Brisbane in December, many of which are dog friendly. Twilight Christmas Market at Portside Wharf and the Southbank Christmas Markets are great places to wander around and do some Christmas shopping with your pup.
    • Watch a Christmas film with your dog – chilling out on the couch with your furry friend watching your favourite Christmas film is a great way to spend quality time together over the holidays. If you’d prefer to get out of the house, catch a movie at the Moonlight Cinema at Roma St Parklands – it’s dog friendly and you can even make a booking for their own bean bag and order dog-friendly movie snacks!
    • Have a festive photo shoot – dress your dog up in a cute festive outfit or hat and take some snaps or videos of your precious pooch! Hopefully they will enjoy the attention and you’ll end up with some adorable pics! Your pup can also get a photo with Santa at Paddington Pups from now until the 23rd December.
    • Bake some dog-friendly festive treats – many festive foods can be surprisingly toxic to dogs so why not bake them their own special dog-friendly treats they can enjoy while you and your family are tucking into your Christmas dinner.
    • Take your dog to the beach – there are many dog-friendly beaches within an easy drive from Brisbane that make for a great day out with your pup. The beach is a wonderful place to let your dog run around and then cool off with a paddle in the ocean on a hot summer’s day.
    • Take your dog to a cafe – during your holiday break, why not enjoy your morning coffee with your pup at a local café? There are plenty of dog friendly cafes in Brisbane CBD and the surrounding suburbs that welcome dogs, many even have puppuccinos on the menu so they can enjoy a tasty beverage along with you!
    • Go on a walk with your dog – enjoy some fresh air and sunshine with your pooch by taking them on a walk or a hike. Explore some of Brisbane’s beautiful parks and green spaces or take them on a city walk. Places like Southbank and New Farm Park are wonderful places to soak up the atmosphere of the season.
    • Have a picnic – a picnic or barbeque in the park or even in your garden is a fun way to spend an afternoon with your family and your dog. Be sure to pack them some dog friendly treats so they don’t feel left out of all the yumminess.
    • Plan a trip to the dog groomer – Summer is the perfect time to get your dog groomed and make sure they are looking their best for all the Christmas and New Year festivities. Giving your dog a haircut, brush, bath, nail trim (or all of the above!) is a great way to ensure they stay cool and comfortable during the heat of the summer and keeps their skin healthy and coat shiny. If you want to treat your dog before Christmas, book them in for a groom at Paddington Pups – click here to book online.

    The best gift you can give your dog this Christmas is some extra love and attention during the holiday season. Be sure to include them in all your holiday activities so they can share in the all the fun!

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    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 01:07:33 -0800 Dog-Fancier
    I Wish I Had Known…Dogs can eat summer fruits! ???? https://thedogvisitor.com/i-wish-i-had-knowndogs-can-eat-summer-fruits https://thedogvisitor.com/i-wish-i-had-knowndogs-can-eat-summer-fruits Did you know that it’s safe for dogs to eat summer fruits?

     

    In the heat of the summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than eating a bowl full of delicious summer fruits, and it’s great to know your dog can enjoy them with you!

    Summer fruits are nutritious and hydrating and dogs can absorb and digest some of the nutrients from summer fruits, providing them with some great health benefits. As with anything though, it’s important to only feed your dog fruit in moderation. Fruits have a high sugar content and can sometimes cause an upset stomach, and there are some fruits that should be avoided altogether because they can be toxic to dogs, so it’s important to do your research first.

    Some of the fruits that are safe to give your dog include:

    • Apples – apples are a great source of vitamins A and C as well as fibre – just be sure to remove the seeds before you feed to your dog.
    • Oranges – oranges can make a deliciously juicy snack full of vitamin C which helps to boost their immune system – again, be sure to remove the seeds and of course the rind.
    • Pears – pears contain plenty of nutrients and vitamins and are great to feed to your dog in small chunks minus the core and seeds.
    • Watermelon – watermelon is rich in vitamins and the sweet, juicy pink fruit will help keep your dog hydrated in the heat of the summer. Cut into chunks and remove all of the seeds.
    • Pineapple – packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and iron, pineapple chunks can make for a tasty treat for your dog. Make sure all the spiky exterior is removed first.
    • Blueberries – full of antioxidants, blueberries can be given as a healthy alternative when rewarding them for good behaviour or when training.

    So, the next time you tuck into your fruit salad, try feeding some small amounts of these fruits to your dog and see which ones they enjoy the most!

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    Dog of the Month, December – Fenton https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-of-the-month-december-fenton https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-of-the-month-december-fenton There is nothing quite as sweet as being serenaded as soon as this gorgeous boy walks through the door, and we are happy to confirm that Fenton has one of the most beautiful singing voices around.

    He can be seen suffering from “resting dog face” from time to time, especially when someone tries to share his bed! We can’t get enough of his facial expressions as it absolutely cracks us up. His huge personality often has us wondering if he is actually a little human stuck inside a Cavalier.

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    10 Best Dog Nail Clippers for Thick Nails For 2023 (Updated) https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-dog-nail-clippers-for-thick-nails-for-2023-updated https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-dog-nail-clippers-for-thick-nails-for-2023-updated Can you hear your dog’s nails tap, tap, tapping on the floor? Now is the time to trim those toenails. However, the toenails of larger dogs tend to be thicker and tougher to cut than small breeds, so you’ll need to use more specific best dog nail clippers for thick nails.

    Snipping your dog’s nails is a necessary evil. We say “evil” because most dogs don’t enjoy the process. Fortunately, there are many ways around this.

    Through training and by using the proper tools, you can make dog nail trimming quick, painless, and even pleasant.

    Keeping your dog’s nails trimmed is more important than you might think. Although some dogs wear their nails down naturally if they are active outdoors, most of the dogs need regular trims.

    Too-long nails can curl back and grow into the paw pad. Long nails can damage wood floors and scratch you when the dog jumps up on you

    Why do you need Dog Nail Clippers for Thick Nails?

    Dog nails are not only tough and thick than human nails but they’re also curved, which can make them difficult to snip.

    Dog nail clippers for thick nails feature strong and sharp blades for a fast, clean cut with minimal effort. That’s crucial for a good trim especially if your dog is not cooperating or loving the experience.

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    You should cut your dog’s nails each 4 a month and a half to keep them solid. It’s likewise something you can do at home consistently.

    Leaving your dog’s nails to become too long can make it agonizing for them to put all their weight through their feet. Thus, they can get sore feet, foster joint torment, and, surprisingly, terrible hips.

    Top 3 Dog Nail Clippers for Thick Nails

    Now you must be in the hurry and don’t want to read the whole article to choose the Best Dog Nail Clippers for Thick Nails. So here are our top 3 picks which you can choose from!

    Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clippers
    • Blade material: Stainless Steel
    • Top feature: Most affordable
    • Type: Plier

    Millers Forge Dog Nail Clipper is one of the most durable Nail Clippers for dogs and even I use this for my Retriever, so yeah it is my go-to pick.

    Epica #1 Best Professional Pet Nail Clipper
    • Blade material: Stainless Steel
    • Top feature: Ideal for large breeds
    • Type: Plier

    Trusted by 14000+ users, Epica Nail Clipper comes in 2nd position as top-rated and easy to use.

    Coastal Pet Professional Dog Nail Trimmer
    • Blade material: Stainless Steel
    • Top feature: Most sharp blade
    • Type: Guillotine

    11000+ Users are also a good number who helped Coastal Pet Professional Dog Nail Trimmer to gain 3rd position as the top pick in our list.

    How to Use the Dog Nail Clippers?

    Well, using Dog Nail Clipper isn’t same as ours. I mean you have to be patient to do this and here is some steps you can follow to remove your dog’s thick nails.

    Step 1: Isolate your dog’s nail, making sure to move the fur far removed. For dogs with light nails, distinguish the speedy, which is the nerve and veins in the dog’s nail.

    The speed isn’t noticeable in dogs with dark nails, so use alert while cutting and just clasp a limited quantity of nails each time.

    Coincidentally cutting the speedy is excruciating and it will make a dog drain, so be mindful to try not to cut excessively profound.

    Step 2: Cut simply the tip of the nail straight across. Then discharge your dog’s paw and give him a treat. On the off chance that the nail is still excessively lengthy, make another little cut, give one more treat, and afterward set up camp.

    Step 3: Keep cutting nails in continuous meetings until you’ve managed every one of them. In the end, you’ll have the option to get past each of the sixteen to twenty nails in a solitary meeting, however, it’s ideal to go gradually during the acclimation cycle.

    What are the Best Dog Nail Clippers for Thick Nails to buy in 2023?

    Though Dog’s Thick nails are the problem and the best nail clipper for it is no doubt Millers Forge Dog Nail Clipper which is somehow really sharp and easy to use.

    1. Epica #1 Best Professional Pet Nail Clipper – Best Dog Nail Clipper for Thick Nails
    2. Coastal Pet Dog Nail Trimmer – Best nail clippers for dogs with thick nails
    3. Resco Dog and Cat Nail/Claw Clipper – Best nail clippers for large dogs with thick nails
    4. WAHL Pet Nail Clipper – Best nail clippers for dogs with black nails
    5. GoPets Nail Clipper – Best nail clipper for thick nails
    6. Dremel PawControl Dog Nail Grinder – Best nail grinder for thick dog nails
    7. JW Pet Company Gripsoft Deluxe Nail Clipper – Best dog nail cutter for black nails
    8. Large Dog Nail Clipper – Dog nail clippers for black nails
    9. BISSELL Cat & Dog Nail Clipper – Heavy duty nail clippers for thick nails

    List of Best Dog Nail Clippers for Thick Nails:

    While there are a lot of nail clippers available on the market with a promise of having the best cut, it’s difficult to tell which is right for your dog. We have researched different options for you and made an in-depth list of reviews. Here are our picks for the Best Dog Nail Clippers for Thick Nails:

    Dog Nail ClippersBlade materialDimensionsFor more
    Millers Forge Dog Nail ClippersStainless Steel8 x 1 x 4 inchesView on Amazon
    Epica #1 Pet Nail ClipperRubber-coated Stainless SteelN/AView on Amazon
    Coastal- Safari Dog Nail TrimmerStainless Steel0.5 x 2.55 x 10.5 inchesView on Amazon
    Resco Dog Nail ClippersAlloy Steel5 x 3.75 x 0.63 inchesView on Amazon
    WAHL Pet Nail ClipperMetal, Rubber0.75 x 2 x 6.25 inchesView on Amazon
    GoPets Pet Nail ClipperStainless Steel8 x 3.3 x 0.5 inchesView on Amazon
    Dremel Dog Nail TrimmerN/A8.5 x 6 x 2 inchesView on Amazon
    JW Nail ClipperBlend7.75 x 0.75 x 4.25 inchesView on Amazon
    Large Dog Nail ClippersStainless Steel8.11 x 3.39 x 1.02 inchesView on Amazon
    BISSELL Dog Nail ClippersStainless Steel4 x 1 x 7 inchesView on Amazon

    Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clippers

    4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

    If you’re just starting out trimming your dog’s nails, a basic, inexpensive nail clipper is a good option. Millers Forge Nail Clipper stands out for its simplicity and affordable price. These were the quietest of all the clippers we tested on our Retriever. The metal handle has slip-on rubber grips.

    These clippers are small with a narrow blade opening, so they aren’t the best choice for very large dogs or dogs with very thick nails, but they worked great when I tested them on a miniature poodle with medium-size nails and a 10-pound mixed-breed dog with small nails. The clippers have a built-in safety stop that can be moved into position when you want to use it to prevent overcutting nails.

    Millers Forge Nail Clippers are dog nail clippers made with high-quality craftsmanship. These are less expensive than other clippers, which can save you a lot of money. The adjustable guard is designed to prevent overcutting, so you don’t need to worry about cutting into the quick.

    These Nail Clippers use a sharpened blade for a clean cut, leaving your dog’s nail splinter-free. These clippers are plier-style clippers, with red plastic-dipped comfort grips for easier handling.

    They fit comfortably in the hand and are easy to hold onto. Even though they are made from hard plastic, the plus side of this feature is that they are easily disinfected without the worry of the handles breaking down.

    List of features:

    1. It is a durable plier-style nail clipper.
    2. It is a high-quality clipper.
    3. It is made up of stainless steel.
    4. Its handles are made up of plastic.
    5. It is comfortable to use.
    6. It has strong and sharp stainless steel blades.
    7. It consists of a safety lock.
    8. It has an adjustable guard to prevent overcutting.
    9. It consists of red plastic comfort grips.
    10. They can be used for approximately all sizes of dogs.
    Pros
    • Less expensive.
    • Made to last longer.
    • Stainless steel blade for a clean cut.
    • Easy to use.
    • Adjustable.
    • Durable.
    • Stay sharp longer.
    Cons
    • May not work for extra-large breeds.
    • Smaller than many other nail clippers.

    Epica #1 Best Professional Pet Nail Clipper – Best Dog Nail Clipper for Thick Nails

    4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

    If you have an additional huge canine, similar to a Mastiff canine, you will require a substantial nail trimmer. The Epica Professional Nail Clippers are exceptionally gigantic and have strong treated steel bleeding edges that can cut even the thickest canine nails. These trimmers have a non-slip hang on the handles, as well as a spring-movement part that keeps them open. With high-grade treated steel and semi-roundabout edges to hold your canine’s nail set up.

    The high-grade hardened steel cutting edges oppose dulling, and there’s even a security edge that can assist with forestalling over-cutting. In any case, simply remember that because these clippers are very huge, they can be a piece massive to deal with, particularly if you have little hands.

    These clippers only need a light squeeze to cut, so they’re easier to handle than other pliers. These clippers can likewise be secured in a shut situation for safe capacity, so you don’t need to stress over unintentionally cutting yourself on them. Epica Nail Clippers have scoured covered handles to guarantee a strong hold, so you can manage in certainty.

    List of features:

    1. It consists of semi-circular sharpened blades.
    2. It has rubber-coated handles.
    3. It is easier to handle.
    4. A gentle squeeze is all it takes.
    5. It consists of rubber-coated handles for a secure grip.
    6. It has Semi-circular sharpened blades for clean clipping.
    7. It trims your dog’s nails safely.
    8. It can be locked in a closed position.
    9. It offers safe storage.
    10. It is sharp enough for tough nails.
    Pros
    • Good weight.
    • Backed by a 100% lifetime guarantee.
    • Slip-free handle.
    • Safety lock.
    • Affordable.
    • The nail guard can be pushed to the side.
    • Stay sharper longer.
    • Easier to handle.
    Cons
    • May be bulky for users with small hands.
    • Not strong enough for bigger dogs.

    Coastal Pet Dog Nail Trimmer – Best nail clippers for dogs with thick nails

    4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

    The Safari Nail Trimmer scratches off every one of the key boxes that you ought to search for in a preparing device. They’re solid and very much made with sharp cutting edges, highlight a security stop for direction, and come in two sizes to suit your dog. Also, to sweeten the deal, they’re very affordable!

    The hardened steel edges are very sharp on this nail trimmer, so it can cut neatly and productively. The Safari Professional Large Nail Trimmer has non-slip handle handles for stable making due, so you won’t slip and cut further unexpectedly.

    They lock shut while not being utilized, and during testing, our analyzer found that they cut through her dog’s nails quickly without getting. These clippers work entirely on nearly nothing and medium dog nails, nonetheless, it’s not fitting for tremendous dogs or extra-thick nails. Safari Professional Nail Trimmers are made with bad-quality materials, and they feel like they’ll break after a couple of trims.

    The twofold bladed shaper makes the Safari trimmer usable in either your left or right hand. Furthermore, the tempered steel holds its edge for quite a while, giving a dependable, simple nail managing process that aids in keeping a predictable propensity.

    List of features:

    1. It has non-slip grip handles.
    2. It has a very sharp blade.
    3. It can cut up to medium-size nails.
    4. It is ideal for nail trimming and maintenance.
    5. It has a Safety stop that prevents injury.
    6. It is made up of stainless steel.
    7. It has comfort grip handle.
    8. It is easy to use.
    9. It allows a safe grooming experience.
    10. It also consists of double-bladed cutters with a tension spring.
    Pros
    • Economical.
    • Easy to grip.
    • Durable blades.
    • Available in various sizes.
    • Can also be used on cats.
    • Sharp blade.
    • Safety guard.
    • Long-lasting blades.
    Cons
    • Security stops may not be the right size for each dog.
    • Low-quality materials.

    Resco Dog and Cat Nail/Claw Clipper – Best nail clippers for large dogs with thick nails

    4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

    These Nail Clippers are guillotine-style nail clippers that can work for most dogs. Guillotine nail clippers permit you to slice through your dog’s nails utilizing less strain, however, they can be a piece precarious to dominate, so they’re best utilized by experienced pet guardians. These clippers have a metal circle that your dog’s nail goes in, directing you as you slice to the ideal length. Resco Nail Clippers have a powder coat finish for a smooth look. They accompany plastic plunged grasps to keep your hands from slipping as you cut. The best element of these clippers is the replaceable sharp edge framework, setting aside your cash as opposed to purchasing new clippers again and again.

     Assuming you favor guillotine-style, the Resco Dog Nail Clippers are a phenomenal decision, really two sizes and element tough steel sharp edges that convey exact cuts. The Resco Clippers have guillotine-style edges that slice through your dog’s nails rapidly and neatly. Additionally, if that wasn’t already enough, you can supplant the edges on these clippers assuming they at any point get dull, permitting you to involve them for some years to come.

    List of features:

    1. It is ideal for small to medium-sized dogs.
    2. It has blade replacement technology.
    3. It has deluxe grips.
    4. It consists of a premium powder coat.
    5. It is guillotine nail clippers for thick nails.
    6. The metal loop helps guide you as you trim.
    7. It prevents nails from splitting.
    8. It has a sharp blade for a smooth cut.
    9. It is easy to hold.
    10. It is squeezed closed.
    Pros
    • High-quality American steel.
    • Lifetime warranty.
    • Replaceable blade system.
    • Powder coat finish.
    • Durable construction.
    • Easy to hold.
    • Anti-slip grip.
    • The blade can be replaced with the purchase of the kit.
    • Plastic dipped grips.
    Cons
    • Bad quality materials are used.
    • No shield to safeguard nails quickly.

    WAHL Pet Nail Clipper – Best nail clippers for dogs with black nails

    3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

    Wahl pet nail clippers are intended for wellbeing. They incorporate wellbeing secures that keep the cutting edge in a nearby position when not being used. It highlights broad instructive apparatuses for cutting creature nails securely by staying away from the aggravation of nail bleeding.

    They have ergonomic rubber grips that allow for secure and comfortable grips It is simpler to get the right point to manage your dog’s nails to the best length. The treated steel’s sharp edges make nail cutting effortless.

    This nail trimmer causes the time you to spend prepping your pet more agreeable and could assist with eliminating soil that could cause contamination. It makes creature preparation a lot simpler. Whether you’re cutting, managing, or brushing, pet people incline toward Wahl, giving the right items to a cheerful, sound, clean dog It is great for age range portrayal and all life stages.

    List of features:

    1. It is designed to ensure safety.
    2. It is comfortable to hold.
    3. It is for all life stages.
    4. The nail safety guard has various openings.
    5. The stone has a concave top.
    6. It allows coarse and fine grinding bands.
    7. This clipper comes with a grinding stone.
    8. It makes the time you spend grooming more enjoyable.
    9. It makes it easier to round the tops of the nails
    10. Stainless steel blades make nail cutting effortless.
    Pros
    • Stainless steel blades.
    • Ergonomic Grip.
    • Safety lock.
    • Comfortable.
    • Pet grooming at home.
    • Easy and stress-free trimming.
    • Easy to use.
    Cons
    • The blades are not sharp enough.

    GoPets Nail Clipper – Best nail clipper for thick nails

    3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)

    It very well may be difficult for your dog if you unintentionally overcut their nail, which is the reason many individuals like to utilize clippers that highlight a security monitor, for example, the GoPets Nail Clippers. These clippers have a metal plate behind the edges that stop your dog’s nail, guaranteeing you just cut off little pieces all at once. This will assist you with trying not to cut into the fast and keep the interaction torment free for your dog.

    Assuming you’re searching for the best dog nail clippers for thick nails, the GoPets Nail Clippers are great, prepping salon-grade nail clippers that are lightweight and simple to utilize. These clippers come in two sizes, and they’re made in areas of strength for using steel that conveys a fast and flawless, and clean. They incorporate ergonomic, non-slip handles that give you a fair hold, and they even have a supportive nail report that fits right inside the handle, allowing you to quickly smooth out any brutal edges.

    These nail clippers are made with a sharp hardened steel edge made to slice through any nail type, including thick dog nails. They likewise are perfect for dogs with dim nails with inherent protection, so you’ll limit your possibilities cutting into the fast. The main issue we found is that the implicit locking component will glitch and jam once in an extraordinary while, yet it’s uncommon and can’t hurt your dog.

    List of features:

    1. It comes with clippers.
    2. It has a large clipper with a quick stop.
    3. It also has a small clipper with angled blades.
    4. The small clipper reduces the risk of injury.
    5. It has angle blades to see where you are cutting.
    6. It has high-quality stainless steel.
    7. It stays sharp for years.
    8. It has a plier style with an ergonomic handle.
    9. It has safe and easy-to-use ergonomics.
    10. It has to safeguard to protect the quick.
    Pros
    • Easy to use Plier-style nail clippers.
    • Clean and precise cut.
    • Can use on small or large pets.
    • Durable and sharp blades.
    • Includes nail file.
    • Sharp stainless-steel blade to cut through thick nails.
    • Easy to grip.
    Cons
    • Expensive.
    • The locking mechanism may jam.

    Dremel PawControl Dog Nail Grinder – Best nail grinder for thick dog nails

    3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)

    Some nail processors are advertised explicitly to animal people and others are best for experts, yet our top pick for the best dog nail processor, the Dremel 7760 Paw Control Cordless Pet Nail Grinding Kit, is great for both beginner pet people and expert custodians.

    On the off chance that you’re new to cutting your dog’s nails, numerous specialists suggest utilizing a dog nail processor rather than conventional clippers, as these instruments give you more command over the nail-managing process. The Dremel likewise accompanies band connections that offer greater mobility, however, require more ability and certainty as they can’t be utilized with the gatekeeper connections. I utilized this processor with the two choices and favored both the performance and true serenity of the crushing circle. Specifically, the Dremel PawControl Dog Nail Grinder is an incredible decision for keeping up with your dog’s nails, as it’s lightweight, cordless, and flexible.

    This nail processor accompanies nine adornments, including a few sanding groups and plates. It likewise incorporates a removable special cap that goes over the processor, and when utilized, it saves your dog’s nail at the ideal plot for documenting. The processor runs on a 4-volt battery that charges through a USB link, and by and large, you’ll get just shy of three hours of runtime per charge.

    List of features:

    1. It is light in weight.
    2. It is portable.
    3. It is easy to use.
    4. It has a rechargeable battery.
    5. It has experienced novice groomers.
    6. It has compact powder.
    7. It consists of a nail grooming kit solution.
    8. It has long battery life.
    9. It includes several grinding attachments.
    10. It is quiet and gentle.
    Pros
    • Simple to use.
    • It has enhanced safety guards.
    • Safety guards block all spinning parts.
    • Good for novices and professionals.
    • Rechargeable cordless operation.
    • Lightweight and cordless.
    • Keeps the nail at the proper angle.
    • Long battery life.
    Cons
    • No case for storage.
    • Grinding heads need occasional substitution.

    JW Pet Company Gripsoft Deluxe Nail Clipper – Best dog nail cutter for black nails

    3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)

    The JW Soft Pet Nail Clipper in size medium is an extraordinary choice for little dogs with little or dainty nails. I utilized these clippers on a little poodle with medium-sized nails and a 10-pound blended breed dog with little nails. JW Pet’s gel-like nonslip handle is particularly comfortable.

    Cassie Edmond, a creature care expert at the San Diego Humane Society, likes involving little nail clippers for pups or dogs whose nails have become excessively lengthy and are twisting back toward the paw cushion because the more modest slicing edges are simpler to move around twisted nails. The tempered steel edges are sharp and cut the nail effectively and easily, and the clippers are genuinely tranquil.

    The JW Pet Grip Soft Deluxe Pet Nail Clipper is likewise useful assuming that you have little hands. On the other side, if you have enormous hands you could find the handles hard to hold. I have medium-size hands and had no issue working them.

    List of features:

    1. It consists of a non-slip grip.
    2. It is a heavy-duty clipper.
    3. It has a cutting guard.
    4. It is suitable for medium breeds.
    5. It is safe and easy to use.
    6. Its Small size is perfect for smaller nails.
    7. It is comfortable to hold.
    8. It has sharp stainless-steel blades.
    9. Steel blades cut the nail cleanly.
    10. The cutting guard helps prevent cutting nails too short.
    Pros
    • Comfortable.
    • Easy to use.
    • Sharp.
    • Heavy duty.
    • Ideal for medium size dogs.
    • Non-slip grip.
    • Good value for money.
    Cons
    • Not ideal for people with large hands.

    Large Dog Nail Clipper – Dog nail clippers for black nails

    3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

    Fur Goodness Sake Dog Nail Clippers are plier-style nail clippers made for a huge variety of dogs. These clippers have extra-long handles for hands, everything being equal, with a nail record put away inside. On the off chance that you want to store your clippers away, you can secure the Fur Goodness Sake nail clippers in the shut position.

    The fundamental issue we found with the Fur Goodness Sake Dog Nail Clippers is the bleeding edge, which may not be sharp enough for extra thick nails. There’s likewise a wellbeing watchman to assist with keeping you from cutting excessively profound, which is great if you struggle with finding the nail bed.

    The handles also feel free and a piece feeble, as though it’ll part from consistent use. Another issue we continued to run into with these clippers is that they continued to stall out in the locked position, which can be considerably more irritating to open. For better quality and more secure sets of nail clippers, we suggest attempting different clippers all things considered.

    List of features:

    1. These are made up of high-quality stainless steel.
    2. These are owner-friendly dog nail clippers.
    3. It consists of a safety guard.
    4. It has a lock for safe and easy storage.
    5. It has an easy grip.
    6. It consists of heavy-duty spring action clippers.
    7. It lets nail files stored inside.
    8. It helps you get rid of your dog´s pointy nails in seconds.
    9. It has a comfortable grip.
    10. It has extra-long handles.
    Pros
    • Easy to hold.
    • Durable diamond grinding wheel.
    • Safety guard to prevent cutting too deep.
    • Can be locked in a closed position.
    • Cap includes ports for small, medium, and large dog nails.
    • Built-in LED light.
    • Two-speed settings.
    Cons
    • Handles feel loose and flimsy.
    • Can snag fur without a cap.

    BISSELL Cat & Dog Nail Clipper – Heavy duty nail clippers for thick nails

    3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

    The stainless steel blades are designed not to rust on the BISSELL dog nail clippers. Big dogs often have thick, large nails, and even some medium-size dogs have thick nails. They stay sharp with an integrated safety stop which helps prevent overcutting the nail. Are you left-handed? No problem, as the ergonomic handles can be used either way.

    These clippers are not only effective for large dogs, but they will also get the job done with Pugs, Bulldogs, and bunnies, too! Plus, you can use the nail guard (or not) as it is removable. It also has a longer spring, which will keep the unit open wider for easy positioning around the nail.

    Some nail trimmers make a loud snapping sound, which can startle a nervous dog, but the Bissell clippers are extremely quiet. The security monitor forestalls overcutting and stirring things up around town, and the clippers can be secured in a shut situation for capacity. There’s likewise a little nail record that slips inside the trimmer handle. These clippers narrowly beat out the Andis Pet Nail Clipper and Safari Professional Nail Trimmers.

    List of features:

    1. It cuts smoothly.
    2. It has sharp stainless-steel blades.
    3. It consists of an ergonomic handle.
    4. It has an adjustable quick-stop guard.
    5. It has an angled safety guard.
    6. The handle has smooth rubber grips for comfort and control.
    7. It ensures the safety of your pet.
    8. It has a locking mechanism for safe storage.
    9. It is lightweight and easy to hold.
    10. It offers a one-year limited warranty.
    Pros
    • Made from sturdy stainless steel.
    • Easy-grip handles.
    • Nail guard sensor to prevent over-trims.
    • Money back guarantee.
    • Nail file included.
    • Lightweight.
    • Easy to handle.
    Cons
    • Included nail file doesn’t work well.

    Buyer’s Guide for the Best Dog Nail Clippers for Thick Nails

    Blade Quality

    While looking for the best nail clippers for thick nails you want to make a point to put resources into a couple that is sturdy and sharp. Hardened steel clippers with sturdy highlights let you cut your dog’s nails without applying superfluous tension that can cause discomfort for your dog.

    Size and Type

    Mostly, double blade clippers are a superior decision for an enormous variety of dogs with thick and difficult-to-cut nails. We suggest nail processors which diminish the gamble of cutting your dog’s nails excessively short and raising a ruckus around town touchy rapidly. They can likewise streamline nails for to a lesser extent a sound when your dog rearranges across hardwood and tile floors.

    Performance

    We checked each pair of nail clippers to ensure they worked as advertised. For example, large dog nail clippers should effectively cut tough nails, and small clippers should be appropriately sized for smaller nails.

    Safety

    We assessed the presence of a locking component that lets the clippers be put away securely in the shut position. For nail processors, I assessed the device’s security choices and how safe it felt to work the apparatus.

    Ease of Use

    For any of us with dogs who might in all likelihood never appreciate having their nails done, safe dog nail clippers are the main concern. For this situation, search for easy-to-understand highlights that consider a speedy and exact cut like no-slip handles, nail monitors, and a wellbeing lock.

    Reviews

    Numerous web-based retailers list surveys from checked clients, which can assist you with finding out about what utilizing dog nail clippers is truly similar to, all things considered. Pet guardians are frequently glad to share how to slide restless dogs into acclimating to specific nail clippers, whether clippers are sufficiently able to deal with super hard nails, or which size choices fit specific dog breeds or loads best.

    Budget

    You will have to pay more for high-quality dog nail clippers. Very good quality clippers last longer, their edges stay more honed for a more extended period, and they work better to cut your dog’s nails. If you have many dogs, or on the other hand assuming your dog has a high prepping necessity, a more costly trimmer might be more fit to your requirements.

    FAQs

    What are the best nail clippers for big dogs?

    Epica #1 Best Professional Pet Nail Clipper is the best nail clipper for big dogs according to our research. It is because they have durable blades that can cut through even the thickest dog nails.

    What do professional groomers use to trim dog nails?

    Dremel PawControl Dog Nail Trimmer is used by most professional groomers use to trim dog nails. Some nail clippers are marketed specifically to pet owners and others are best for professionals, but Dremel Nail Grinding Kit is ideal for both pet owners and professional groomers.

    What is the best Clipper for thick toenails?

    Coastal Pet-Safari Professional Dog Nail Trimmer is an all-rounder and the best Clipper for thick toenails according to our observation. This trimmer scratches off every one of the key boxes that you ought to search for in a preparing device.

    How do you cut thick dog nails?

    Stage one: Make your dog comfortable

    Stage two: Get in a nail managing position

    Stage three: Locate the fast

    Stage four: Trim the nail rapidly, securely, and with certainty

    Stage five: Take your time, and rehash routinely

    Are cat and dog nail clippers the same?

    Same nail clippers can be utilized on the two felines and dogs, expecting your creatures are a comparative size. Felines require little nail clippers, and these clippers are frequently suitable to use on pups and small breed dogs.

    How do you sharpen dog nail clippers?

    Stage 1: Clean the blades of any trash

    Stage 2: Press the delivery button and delicately tap the side of the trimmer to release the blade. Then, press the handles together, as though you were cutting your dog’s nails, the blade ought to expand.

    Stage 3: Taking your favored record, hold it against the blade’s base at a similar point as the blade. If you place the record at a 90-degree point, it will dull not hone the nail clippers.

    Stage 4: Moving the record in just a single course, pull the document across the blade; you needn’t bother with a ton of tension while doing this.

    Stage 5: Repeat multiple times, then relying upon the document’s size, move the record to the following segment of the blade and rehash until you have honed the full length of the trimmer blade.

    Can you use human nail clippers on dogs?

    Human nail clippers can be utilized to cut your pup’s nails, yet it will be a lot harder to do really as they grow up. Your grown-up dog’s nails will probably be cut utilizing a particular device.

    How often should I trim my dog’s nails?

    How much time between nail manages relies on how rapidly your dog’s nails develop and how rapidly they are worn out. The typical dog ought to have his nails cut each three to about a month, yet it ought to be finished as frequently depending on the situation to hold the nail back from contacting the ground when your dog is standing.

    How far down do I cut the nail?

    You should leave at least a sliver of white at the top of your nails. The space where the nail starts to separate from the skin it protects. It will be one or two millimeters according to our recommendation.

    When should I start trimming my puppy’s nails?

    Begin cutting your dog’s nails within the first seven days of bringing your dog home, typically from around a month and a half old, then cut them consistently, regardless of whether it’s just a little sum. This would get them used to nail cutting.

    Which is better, nail clippers or a nail grinder?

    Nail grinders are better than nail clippers. The greatest benefit of utilizing a nail processor is that with clippers if you cut off an excess you’re bound to quickly the nail by mistake. Besides, a grinding tool can give a smoother finish to the nail than the clipper.

    Conclusion:

    After going through each review and comparing each product, we found the Coastal Pet-Safari Professional Dog Nail Trimmer to be the best dog nail clipper for thick nails. These clippers have the cleanest cut and are made with high-quality materials that can handle cutting thick nails. Our pick for the best value is the Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clippers. These clippers are affordable without sacrificing design or quality.

    We have made shopping for the best dog nail clippers easier if you have a dog with thick and tough nails. Whether you choose clippers or a grinder, you should always train your dog to tolerate the process. This will make the experience much easier for everyone.

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    Top 10 Best Shock Collar for Aggressive Dog Review for 2023 https://thedogvisitor.com/top-10-best-shock-collar-for-aggressive-dog-review-for-2023 https://thedogvisitor.com/top-10-best-shock-collar-for-aggressive-dog-review-for-2023 If you have an aggressive dog that you need to control, then you should look for the best shock collar for aggressive dog. These collars are designed to administer a shock when your dog bites or attacks another animal or person, which will help it learn to not attack in the future.

    If you’re looking for the best shock collar for your pet, we’ve put together this list of 10 of the best dog shock collar for aggressive dogs out there.

    It includes information on how these collars work and how to use them as well as some tips for getting started with training your dog with one.

    These collars work by emitting a painful electrical pulse when it senses that your dog is behaving aggressively towards any other creature in its vicinity.

    This gives your pet a negative association with aggression so that it won’t repeat this behavior in the future.

    Related Article: Best Shock Collar For Golden Retriever

    Do shock collar works for Aggressive dogs? 

    The answer to this question is yes. Shock collars are not a cure-all for aggressive dogs, but they can be a useful tool in the right circumstances.

    Shock collars can be helpful for dogs that are aggressive toward people or other animals, but only if they are used correctly.

    The collar must be fitted properly and used properly, and it should never be used as punishment for bad behavior. It should only be used as a training aid when your dog is doing something right, like sitting when you say “down.”

    It’s important to remember that these devices are not toys, they’re powerful tools that can cause pain and anxiety in dogs if they’re not used correctly.

    If you feel like you don’t have enough experience using one on your dog, you should consult with a professional trainer before trying one out.

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    Best Shock Collar for Aggressive Dog

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    What are the 10 Best Shock Collar for Aggressive Dog recommended in 2022

    Well in 2022, the best shock collar for aggressive dogs is no doubt the DOG CARE Dog Training Collar because of its affordable price, effective features, and long range.

    1. INVIROX DOG CARE Dog Training Collar – Best shock collar for aggressive dog
    2. PATPET Dog Training Collar – Best training collar for aggressive dogs
    3. Pet Resolve Dog Training Collar – Shock collar for aggressive dog
    4. NVK Shock Collar – Best Collar for aggressive dogs
    5. PetSpy M686B Dog Trainer Shock Collar – Training collar for aggressive dogs
    6. Bousnic Dog Training Collar – Collar for aggressive dogs
    7. Dogtra 200C Training Dog E Collars – Best e collars for aggressive dogs
    8. Garmin Delta Sports Pro Hunting Dog Collar – Runner Up
    9. Pleasantsong Shock Collar – Runner Up

    The 10 Best Shock Collar for Aggressive Dogs You Can Buy in 2023

    Here’s our list of ten of the best shock collar for aggressive dogs, based on consumer feedback, expert opinion, and product specifications.

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    Specs

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    DOG CARE Dog Training Collar

    • Range: 1000 ft
    • Dog Weight: 15 to 100 lbs

    INVIROX DOG CARE Dog Training Collar

    • Range: 1000 ft
    • Dog Weight: 15 to 100 lbs

    PATPET Dog Training Collar

    • Range: 3000 ft
    • Dog Weight: 10 to 140 lbs

    Pet Resolve Dog Training Collar

    • Range: 1312 yards
    • Dog Weight: 15 lbs or larger

    PetSpy M686B Dog Trainer Shock Collar

    • Range: 1100 yards
    • Dog Weight: 10 to 140 lbs

    Bousnic Dog Training Collar

    • Range: 1000 feet
    • Dog Weight: 15 to 120 lbs

    Dogtra 200C Training Dog E Collars

    • Range: 1/2 Mile
    • Dog Weight: 10 lbs or larger

    Garmin Delta Sports Pro Hunting Dog Collar

    • Range: 100 yards
    • Dog Weight: N/A

    Pleasantsong Shock Collar

    • Range: 1300 feet
    • Dog Weight: N/A

    Why do you need a Shock Collar for Aggressive dogs?

    For some owners, the idea of using a shock collar for an aggressive dog is appalling. However, if you have a very aggressive canine friend and are looking for a way to curb his or her behavior without being cruel to them, then using a shock collar is one option that you should consider. Here are some of the benefits that come with using this type of product:

    Best Shock Collar for Aggressive Dog

    Helps correct behavior

    A shock collar is a great device to use if you are training your dog. It can help correct behavior, such as chewing on the furniture or barking at visitors.

    Some dogs will even become less aggressive when wearing one of these collars. If your dog is misbehaving, one of these devices may be all you need to fix the problem and make sure your pet does not cause any harm to anyone else in your home.

    With this type of collar, there are many different settings that can be used depending on what kind of correction you want from it and how strong that correction needs to be.

    This means that it will not hurt your pet as much if they continue doing something bad while they wear it because there will always be some sort of low-level shock sent through their body instead of just an immediate jolt whenever they do something wrong (such as jumping up onto another person’s lap).

    Helps reduce barking

    Shock collars are devices that use electric shock to punish inappropriate behavior. They’re often used on dogs who bark at night, but they can also be used to reduce other bad behaviors as well.

    The collar works by emitting a mild electrical current when your dog barks or performs another undesired activity.

    The stimulation is enough to distract the dog from their behavior and redirect them toward the positive action you want them to perform (like sitting down). Over time, this will teach your dog that barking is not an option anymore!

    Helps to keep your dog in your yard

    A shock collar can also help you keep your dog in your yard. This can be especially important if you have a large yard or live near a busy road, as it will keep them from running away and getting hit by a car.

    It can also prevent them from bothering neighbors and other dogs, which may save the relationship between you and your neighbors if there were any issues.

    Dog owners often find that their dogs get into fights with other animals or people, even when they’re not aggressive toward humans.

    A shock collar can help prevent this by teaching them that fighting is not acceptable behavior.

    Allows you to communicate effectively with your dog

    A shock collar for an aggressive dog is a device that can help you communicate effectively with your dog.

    This device allows you to train your dog, correct bad behavior, and alert your dog when you are not around.

    A shock collar does this by using low voltage electric shocks in order for the dog to understand what it did wrong or good. It’s like giving praise or punishment when needed without having to be there physically at that moment.

    The best part about this device is that if you have an aggressive dog then they will respond better because they want the attention from their owner so much more now because they know that by doing something wrong they will get punished right away but if they do something good then he/she will be rewarded right away too!

    Gives you peace of mind knowing you are able to get the attention of your dog when needed.

    A shock collar, when used properly, is an effective way to help your dog learn new behaviors and commands.

    It gives you peace of mind knowing that you can get their attention when needed if they are acting aggressively or become distracted in other ways.

    Your dog will be able to focus on you and listen to what you are saying instead of acting out because they do not pay attention.

    The shock collar can also be used as a deterrent so that your dog knows they should not act out in certain situations such as around strangers or near other animals.

    Finally, the shock collar allows you to communicate with your pet even if he/she does not know any language yet!

    This means that by using this tool now while training him/her how to behave appropriately which will make learning these skills much easier down the road (and once he/she learns them).

    Will help in correcting bad behavior that is difficult to train.

    A shock collar is a great tool to help you in training your dog. It helps to train your dog to obey commands, stay in the yard and stop barking.

    A shock collar is designed so that when the dog barks or lunges at something it will receive a shock, this deterring them from doing so in the future.

    The best part about using a shock collar on aggressive dogs is that it can be used on any breed of dog and doesn’t require any special training methods.

    The shock collar has proven very effective in controlling aggression in dogs.

    If you have an aggressive stray who has been living on its own and has not been socialized with humans then this may be exactly what you need!

    The only downside of these collars is that they are sometimes unpredictable because there isn’t much room for error; however if used correctly this method will work wonders for any situation where fear based aggression is present!

    How does this shock collar work, and how to use it?

    A shock collar is a dog training device that uses electric shocks to correct unwanted behaviors. The collar is attached to the dog’s neck, and when the dog does something wrong, like pull on the leash or bark at another dog passing by, the collar will give them a small shock.

    The idea is that if your dog realizes that pulling on the leash hurts, it will stop pulling on the leash in order to avoid getting shocked.

    To use this collar, you will need to first get your dog used to wearing it. Put it on your dog for short periods of time, maybe 10 minutes at first, and reward them with treats during this time. 

    After a few days of doing this, you can begin increasing how long you keep the collar on your dog until eventually, they are wearing it for several hours at a time without any problems.

    You should also start using food rewards when they behave properly instead of just treats when they behave badly.

    What Type of shock collars you should use on Aggressive Dogs?

    There are many different types of shock collars you can use on aggressive dogs.

    The most common type of shock collar is the electronic collar, which uses electronic signals to create a painful sensation for your dog. Another type is the citronella collar, which emits a spray that irritates your dog’s nose when they bark or whine.

    You should use an electronic collar if your dog has become aggressive toward people or other animals because it gives them an immediate negative consequence when they act out.

    The citronella collar should be used if you’re trying to train your dog not to bark excessively or whine for attention.

    What to Look for in a Shock Collar for Aggressive Dog? (Buyer Guide)

    If you’re looking to train an aggressive dog, a shock collar may be the right solution for you. However, there are many different options on the market, which can make things confusing.

    Here we will go through some of the most important features that you need to consider when searching for shock collar for aggressive dogs.

    The Range

    It’s important to note that the range of a remote control shock collar is measured differently than that of a wireless one.

    The range of a remote control shock collar refers to how far away from your dog you can be and still use it. If you’re in a situation where your dog might run off or get lost, this could be an important consideration for you.

    The reason why it matters is that if your dog is more aggressive than other pets, then there’s a chance that they’ll receive their correction from further away than if they were more docile.

    On top of that, having a longer distance between them and yourself means that there’s less risk of injury for either party involved.*

    Collar Durability

    When you are looking for a shock collar for your dog, you will want to consider the durability of the collar. While some people believe that using a shock collar is unnecessary and cruel, others believe it is an effective way to correct bad behavior.

    If you choose to use one of these devices on your dog, then it is important that you are able to find one that will last longer.

    Shock collars come in many different forms and sizes, but they all have some common features. For example, all shock collars contain an electrode as well as two metal prongs that produce electricity when activated by a remote control device or a handheld transmitter.

    The electrodes are typically made from either plastic or rubber and may also include metal components such as stainless steel screws or rivets for added strength and durability (but this does not necessarily make them more durable than their plastic counterparts).

    The Neck Size

    When choosing a shock collar for your aggressive dog, it’s important to consider the width of their neck. The collar should be able to fit comfortably around your dog’s neck, without being too tight or too loose.

    The best shock collars are adjustable and made from a durable material that can withstand being tugged at by an aggressive dog.

    Ease of Use of Collar

    A good shock collar should be easy to use. This means it should be simple to adjust the settings, and it’s also important that you can clean the collar with ease.

    You don’t want to have to struggle with your pet every time you want to put on or take off their collar.

    Remote Control

    When it comes to a remote control shock collar, you want something that is easy to use. The remote should have the ability to be used at a distance of up to 1000 yards and be waterproof.

    If your dog has a tendency to take off when they are out in public, you will want one that has an automatic training function so they can be trained while they are away from home.

    There are two main types of remote controls: wireless or not. A wireless remote control allows you more freedom because there aren’t any wires connecting between the collar and controller devices like there is with a wired system.

    This makes it easier for you as well as your dog because there is no hassle trying to avoid getting tangled up by wires which could cause injury if pulled too hard by your pet during playtime activities like running around outdoors or chasing after balls thrown into water (if playing fetch).

    Brand

    When it comes to buying a shock collar for aggressive dogs, the brand is important. As with any product, you want to make sure that you are dealing with a reputable company that has a good reputation and history in the industry.

    The best way to research this is through reviews and customer testimonials of other users who have used their products in the past.

    If there are no reviews available for your chosen shock collar brand, then you might want to consider going with another option instead.

    It’s also important that you check into their warranty policy as well as their customer service record before making any final decisions on which shock collar will work best for your dog’s needs.

    Different Training Modes for Shock Collars

    Before you decide on the right training mode for your dog, it is important to understand how each one works and what their pros and cons are.

    Tone Mode: This feature uses a high-frequency sound that’s delivered through the speaker. The tone is designed to distract your dog from what it was doing and refocus it on you.

    Typically, there will be two levels of intensity but some collars also come with three or four different options for tone volume so you can pick whatever feels most comfortable for your pet.

    Vibration Mode: This feature sends a gentle vibration through its collar when activated by pressing a button on the remote control.

    It’s often used as an alternative form of correction if tone mode does not seem effective enough at getting your dog’s attention or stopping them from misbehaving in any given situation (i.e., barking at other dogs).

    Shock Mode: This feature delivers an electric shock directly into their neck when activated by pressing a button on the remote control (similarly as how we humans would use TENS units).

    This type of stimulation should only be used as an absolute last resort when all else has failed because it has potential side effects such as fear/anxiety issues later down the road due to being repeatedly exposed without proper conditioning first being done beforehand – like any other training method!

    FAQs on Shock Collar for Aggressive Dogs

    We address some common questions about choosing the best dog shock collar for aggressive dogs, after evaluating ten different models.

    Are shock collars effective for aggressive dogs?

    Yes and no. Shock collars are effective for aggressive dogs, but they should not be used as a first-line treatment.

    Shock collars can help control dogs who are aggressive toward people or other animals, but they should not be used alone as a solution to helping your dog’s aggression issues. These collars are most effective when paired with traditional training techniques like positive reinforcement, which helps the dog associate good behaviors with rewards.

    Will a shock collar stop a dog fight?

    The answer to this question is “it depends.”

    If you are referring to a shock collar as a device that can be used to stop a dog fight, then the answer is no. The shock collar is not designed to stop a dog fight, and it cannot be used for that purpose.

    However, if you are referring to a shock collar as an effective training tool for dogs, then the answer is yes. A properly-used shock collar can help to train your dog not to engage in behaviors that could lead to fights with other animals or people.

    Will a shock collar make my dog more aggressive?

    No, it will not make your dog more aggressive. A shock collar is intended to be used as a training tool, and it should only be used when you are trying to teach your dog new commands or stop bad behaviors.

    A shock collar training cruel punishment should never be used, as that can lead to aggression in dogs. If you use your shock collar correctly, you’ll see better results than if you were just yelling at or hitting your dog.

    Can You Use A Shock Collar To Stop Biting?

    Yes, a shock collar can be used to stop your dog from biting.

    The collar has a remote control that allows you to deliver a small shock to your dog whenever he bites. The shock is meant to hurt enough that it teaches the dog not to bite.

    How much does a training collar cost?

    It depends on the type of collar, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $30 to $100 for a training collar.

    Do shock collars work for training stubborn dogs?

    Shock collars are not recommended for training stubborn dogs. While they may be effective on dogs that respond to pain, they can cause fear and anxiety in the dog, which is a counterproductive result.

    What to do if your dog doesn’t react to shock collar training?

    If your dog doesn’t respond to shock collar training, it’s likely because the shock is too weak to be effective. You can increase the level of shock by turning up the dial on the collar, or you can try a different type of collar that delivers a stronger shock.

    Conclusion on Shock Collar for Aggressive Dogs

    My best advice is to research the particular collar that you’d like to get and then table it with your veterinarian.

    I’m confident that you’ll have answers to all of your main questions, and this with lead you to a collar that is perfect for your dog and your needs.

    But please, never buy a shock collar without doing some thorough research first in the safest way possible.

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    10 Best Collar For Shiba Inu (Reviewed for 2023) https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-collar-for-shiba-inu-reviewed-for-2023 https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-collar-for-shiba-inu-reviewed-for-2023 Are you looking for the best collar for Shiba Inu or I would say, escape artists? Shiba Inu is a breed of dog which is faithful and good-looking. As these dogs are energetic and love to walk outside.

    So if you have a Shiba Inu, you need to take care of him even in grooming and maintenance because that’s his requirement. When it comes to having a dog collar for Shiba Inu, the matter becomes serious because a right collar should be of high quality.

    In my view, shiba inu puppies have to wear the collar all the time which can make them uncomfortable especially when the material is not soft so higher risk.

    If you guys have started exploring the online and offline marketplaces, then you need to consider a number of things which I’ll discuss later on. However, there is a wide range of best collars for Shiba Inu from different brands and I think leather collars are more famous for Shiba Inu.

    In this article, you guys are going to know regarding top picks for 2022 and these best collars for Shiba Inus are reviewed on the basis of their plus points, negative ones, and key features as well.

    Related Article: Best Harness For Blind Dogs

    You just need to stick with this article until the end!

    Top 3 Collars For Shiba Inu At a Glance

    There is a wide range of best collars for Shiba Inu which offer a variety of features and have various parts.

    Before providing you the detailed reviews of the 10 top picks of best collars for Shiba Inu, I would like to give a list of the top 3 products at a glance. These collars come with remarkable features, quality materials, and advantages.

    Blueberry Classic Dog Collar

    The first top dog collar for Shiba Inu is the Blueberry classic dog collar which is an adjustable dog collar plus allows you to choose your favorite color out of a wide range of colors. You can also have a matching leash to control your dog properly. Furthermore, you’ll get an easy release and closure of the collar. One more thing about this collar is that it is eco-friendly. And that is why it is our first choice for most Shiba Inus and Chihuahuas

    Real Leather Extra Wide Padded Tapered Dog Collar

    The second choice of editor is from Dogs My Love, and it has a unique design. Moreover, this collar will feel gentle and soft on the dog’s neck plus because of its tough and strong design, it will allow it to last for a extra time. You can have your required size as it comes in various sizes. Not only this but this product is made of 100 percent leather which makes it durable.

    Soft Touch Dog Collar

    Soft Touch is another and third top dog collar for Shiba Inu at a first glance, it comes in different sizes. Besides, it offers an amazing and beautiful combination of two shades plus it does not allow corrosion to come close. In this collar, leather is used which is safe to use for the dogs and makes the product waterproof. There are no harsh chemicals used in this collar that can damage the dog’s sensitive skin.

    Reviews of 10 Best Collar For Shiba Inu

    There is a wide range of collars when it comes to having the best collar for Shiba Inu. Out of a significant number, I came up with the following best collars for your dog.

    1. Best collar for Shiba Inu – Blueberry Classic Dog Collar
    2. Best harness for Shiba Inu – OneTigris Military Adjustable Dog Collar
    3. Leather Collar for Shiba Inu – Real Leather Extra Wide Padded Tapered Dog Collar
    4. Collar for Shiba Inu – Soft Touch Dog Collar
    5. Harness for Shiba Inu – Dog Collar With Control Handle
    6. Perri’s Padded Leather Dog Collar
    7.  Black Rhino – The Comfort Ultra Dog Collar
    8. Pet safe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar
    9. AOOF Vintage Rivet Cowhide Dog Collar
    10. Lupine 1-Inch Plum Blossom Adjustable dog collar

    Now, there will be a detailed review of each above best products, so it will be easy for you to choose the best one on the basis of its features and disadvantages as well.

    Best collar for Shiba Inu – Blueberry Classic Dog Collar

    The editor’s first choice is Blueberry Classic Dog Collar (perfect collar for shiba inus) which offers multi-colors plus allows you to choose your favorite one. It’s a classic collar for Shiba Inu and you can have it in a variety of large sizes according to your dog’s neck size. There is one thing which you should keep in mind this collar is not stretchable.

    It’s a model of Blueberry Pet and this brand offers more than 20 different colors. According to the product’s description, it is suggested to keep the distance of two fingers when you measure your dog’s neck for the best collar. Moreover, this collar is not also for ties and this is a single product however if you want to have a matching leash then you need to buy it separately.

    As far as the design is concerned, it comes with a closure type of buckle which provides you an easy closure and release. For a small dog’s neck, it offers a neck size between 12 to 16 inches and the width of the collar is 5/8 inches. There’s a coating of high-quality material is used which adds to its durability feature.

    Nylon is the material that is used in the manufacturing process of this classic dog collar. Furthermore, the buckles of this product are made with plastic which is eco-friendly. Not only this but in the D ring, the chrome coated is used. So, yeah it is a good collar for Shiba Inus.

    This video is just for you to get the idea, so the reviewed product may differ from the product shown in the video.

    Key Features

    • Offers different sizes.
    • Available in a wide range of colors.
    • Nylon fabric is used.
    • Provides proper fit.
    • It does its job well.
    • It’s cooper approved.
    Pros
    • Comfy material.
    • Feels soft on dog’s neck.
    • Value the money.
    • Comes with durability factor.
    • Offers vibrant colors.
    • It’s a classic but great dog collar.
    Cons
    • You may find the material slippery on your pet’s neck.
    • This product may start felling off.

    Best harness for Shiba Inu – OneTigris Military Adjustable Dog Collar

    Here comes another product out of the top dog collars of 2022 for Shiba Inu, which is an OneTigris Military adjustable dog collar. This collar can be adjusted as much as you want for your pet. Besides, it is just available in two sizes; medium and large. It is able to provide your dog with solid comfort.

    Likewise, it’s a product of OneTigris which does not cause any kind of irritation on your dog’s neck which means it’s safe for him. There is one more thing about this product it is unique as compared to others because it offers a hook and loop panel on which you can add a name patch or an ID tag to keep him protected.

    If you ask me about its design, it comes with solid and good quality plus makes your dog comfortable with it. Moreover, this collar is designed with a thick strap of nylon which ensures the comfort of the pet. If you want to have this product, you can have it in green plus it provides a metal buckle closure. Along with its durability, there are five points for adjustability.

    According to the product’s description, there is a thick layer of Nylon is used in the thick strap plus it is padded with a soft cushion for the comfort of the dog. A heavy-duty D ring which is made of metal is there. Furthermore, this collar for Shiba Inus is easy to adjust accordingly, and you can also attach the leash.

    This video is just for you to get the idea, so the reviewed product may differ from the product shown in the video.

    Key Features

    • It’s comfortable to use.
    • Made while keeping in mind the comfort of the pet.
    • Offers 5 points for adjustability.
    • Different sizing best option are available.
    • Allows you to attach the leash.
    • Provides great details.
    Pros
    • It’s user-friendly.
    • Comfy.
    • Durable enough.
    • Solid quality.
    • Easy to adjust.
    • Safe to use.
    Cons
    • The D ring of the collar may get snapped out of the fabric.
    • According to the customers, this product may break after a few months.

    Leather Collar for Shiba Inu – Real Leather Extra Wide Padded Tapered Dog Collar

    Our next runner-up is Real Leather Extra Wide Padded Tapered Dog Collar for shiba inus which is available in Toffee color. Moreover, it comes with a completely different design plus offers a high quality which also ensures the safety and comfort of the dog as well. This product doesn’t feel rough and hard on the pet’s neck.

    As far as the brand of this product is concerned, it’s a product of Dogs My Love which provides a genuine leather collar. This is a quite strong and solid collar that will last for a extra time. If you are looking for the best collar for Shiba Inu then you can choose this one because it offers six different small to larger size.

    Likewise, the design is very comfortable for a dog who uses to wear a collar every day. If I talk about the color of the collar, it is specialized tanned and the best leather which is colored in black provides an amazing glossy effect to this collar. As far as the durability of the product is concerned, it has the ability to withstand harsh weather because it has weather resistant.

    If I talk about the material of this collar, high-quality leather is used in this collar which makes it soft on the dog’s neck. Moreover, the material and the design give an amazing look while wearing it. It can be your ideal choice if you are looking for a dog collar for your Shiba Inu.

    Key Features

    • Genuine lbest eather is used.
    • Available in 6 sizes.
    • A comfortable design.
    • Gives a black glossy effect.
    • Weather resistant.
    • A strong collar.
    • Gives an elegant look.
    Pros
    • Feels soft and gentle on skin.
    • Strong and durable.
    • Very comfortable dog collar.
    • Safe for everyday use.
    • High build quality.
    • Perfect for leash training.
    Cons
    • The customers have complained that this may break after a week.
    • The leash loop is in the wrong place.

    Collar for Shiba Inu – Soft Touch Dog Collar

    Likewise, it’s an amazing model of Soft Touch Collars which provides you proper measurements of the collar plus it is available in different sizes such as small, medium, large and extra large. According to the product’s description, this collar offers superior quality and workmanship.

    As far as the design is concerned, there is a beautiful combination of two shades which gives an elegant look. It is designed to keep away the corrosion from the D ring and the solid brass buckle. Furthermore, the real leather padding is there which does not harm the dog’s skin plus contributes to the durability of this collar.

    Leather is used in the production which is of high quality. To prevent rust, the components of the

    This is a luxurious best leather-padded dog collar. Like other brands, Soft Touch also suggests the customers first measure properly the neck size of the dog. This collar for Shiba Inus is for great dog breeds such as Shiba Inu etc. Besides, this product comes with a closure type of buckle such as a belt.

    are made with good material. Moreover, according to my research, this collar is safe to use for dogs because there are no harsh chemicals and dyes used in the manufacturing procedure.

    Key Features

    • Provides a wide range of sizes.
    • Comes with a two-tone color design.
    • Offers a lifetime guarantee.
    • Real leather is used.
    • D-ring is equipped.
    • No harsh chemicals.
    Pros
    • Good workmanship.
    • Remarkable quality.
    • Safety feature.
    • Solid durable solid brass buckle.
    • Convenient while using.
    • Outstanding design.
    Cons
    • The attached D-ring may break off within days.
    • You may not find it as much durable as the description tells.

    Harness for Shiba Inu – Dog Collar With Control Handle

    The next runner-up for the Shiba Inu is a dog collar that comes with a unique style. Along with this collar, you’ll get a handle that you can use to control your dog if you don’t want to use a leash. This collar is durable and heavy-duty as well. Additionally, this product is just suitable for large dogs.

    It’s a model of DEZIZEUSK9, and you’ll be excited after seeing this because it offers different features. Further, it has a military style, and it is for dogs who weigh 30lbs. The closure type of this collar is also different plus it also includes a flag of America which adds to its look.

    In addition, it is accessible in vibrant red color and the buckle is made of metal which provides an easy release feature. There is also a forged D-ring and if you want to adjust the collar, you can do that according to your dog’s neck size. As far as durability is concerned, this Nylon collar comes with sturdiness and durability.

    According to the product’s description, this collar is made of Nylon which is one of the comfiest materials. The buckle is manufactured with metal and in D-ring, steel is used. Moreover, there is a good space left for the extra patches if you choose one.

    Key Features

    • Suitable for large dog breeds.
    • Heavy-duty military design.
    • Highly reflective stitching of thread.
    • Offers security for the collar.
    • A Removable hook is there.
    • Accessible in a variety of colors.
    Pros
    • Adjustability.
    • A strong collar.
    • Stylish build quality.
    • Worthy to purchase.
    • Offers a quick release.
    • Comes with a handle to control the dog.
    Cons
    • This product may come loose and off continuously.
    • According to a customer, your dog may have a rash while wearing it.

    Perri’s Padded Leather Dog Collar

    The following runner-up is one of the top dog collars for Shiba Inu because of its remarkable quality and appealing designs. When you explore, you’ll get to know that this product comes in both metallic and non-metallic colors; which allows you to choose one according to your choice. Moreover, it’s a best leather dog collar.

    This is a reliable model of Perri’s which comes with a solid pattern and a closure type of buckle. The products of Perri’s are different from others because they use top-quality leather and high-quality hardware. Not only this but each stitch of the collar shows the results of superior craftsmanship.

    The design is stylish because you are getting a high-quality product and a fashionable one at the same time. You can choose the collar according to your pet’s neck size as it is available in different sizes. Likewise, it feels gentle on the dog’s skin and not harmful. If I talk about its durability, high-quality best leather is a clear sign of its durability.

    Additionally, like other products, best leather is used in this collar too. The soft padding of leather also makes it soft on the skin while wearing it. Further, you can adjust the collar as much as you want. When you choose a dog collar, make your choice wisely.

    This video is just for you to get the idea, so the reviewed product may differ from the product shown in the video.

    Key Features

    • Best leather padded collar.
    • Available in metallic and non-metallic colors.
    • Good craftsmanship.
    • Variety in sizes.
    • It’s a handmade product.
    • High-construction.
    Pros
    • Great collar.
    • This collar is able to last.
    • Beautiful appearance.
    • Waterproof.
    • Provides security to neck.
    • Easy closure and release.
    Cons
    • It is thick and also little padding is used.
    • The customers complained that the sizing instructions are quite off.

     Black Rhino – The Comfort Ultra Dog Collar

    Here comes the editor’s next choice, this is a Black Rhino’s comfort collar. In this collar, good quality material is used which makes it soft for the skin. This product is suitable for all breeds and quite heavy-duty. As far as the adjustability is concerned, you’ll also get this with the collar as well.

    This runner-up is a model of Black Rhino which has a style of striped. Along with good build quality, it also offers water resistance and durability. If you are looking for a dog collar for your Shiba Inu, then you can have this gray and aqua-colored collar. The sizing of this brand also differs from other brands.

    Moreover, this collar is designed while keeping in mind the safety of your pet. If you are concerned about whether it will dry or not after getting wet, then don’t worry because this gets easily dry. Likewise, the design is quite light in weight and comfortable for the dogs to use.

    In this product, Neoprene is utilized because it’s a high-quality material that makes the dog’s use of it comfortable as well. Each line of the collar is padded with Neoprene which will also provide security to the dog’s neck. Furthermore, this material is used because it offers toughness and durability features.

    This video is just for you to get the idea, so the reviewed product may differ from the product shown in the video.

    Key Features

    • Unique sizing details.
    • Neoprene padding.
    • Heavy-duty hardware.
    • Reflective stitching.
    • Quality material is used.
    • It is odor-proof.
    Pros
    • Lightweight..
    • Dries easily and quickly.
    • Touch and durable.
    • Safe and user-friendly.
    • Comes in affordable price.
    • A well-made collar.
    Cons
    • According to the customers reviews, there is not enough padding there plus the craftsmanship is poor.
    • The buckle on the underside of this collar is not smooth at all.

    Pet safe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar

    The next runner-up for the best dog collar for Shiba Inu is Pet safe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar which avoids accidents for your pet. It’s a collar that is compatible with a leash if you want to have this product. Furthermore, you can get this collar according to the required size.

    Moreover, it’s a model of Petsafe which keeps in mind the safety of your dog and also improves it for preventing future accidents. The buckle closure is able to provide a quick release plus it is a separate snap buckle that can be used again and again. Not only this but you can easily put on this collar and then take it off easily.

    Likewise, the collar comes with a patented buckle which is designed to keep your dog safe. There are two metal D-rings provided by this brand that allows you to keep the dog protected while walking. One most important thing is that Petsafe is providing a service for the replacements.

    In the manufacturing procedure, Polyester is used and D-rings are made with metal. Further, for a medium-sized dog, the collar is 2.5 cm, for adjustability purposes it is offered between 35.5 inches to 50.8 cm in length and the width is 2.5 cm. This product is known for its durability and quality.

    Key Features

    • Keeps the dog safe.
    • Prevent accidents.
    • Improves safety.
    • Suitable for all dog breeds.
    • Compatible with a leash.
    • Comes in adjustable sizes.
    Pros
    • Offers a quick release.
    • Sturdy & Water-resistant.
    • Offers a reusable buckle.
    • Perfect for playtime.
    • Provides easy replacements.
    • Works good with walks.
    Cons
    • A customer complained that the collar broke within a day.
    • The break-away clasp does not release easily.

    AOOF Vintage Rivet Cowhide Dog Collar

    Out of the top 10 picks of 2022, the AOOF Vintage Rivet Cowhide dog collar is another runner-up. This collar is suitable for dogs who have a medium and large sizes. Not only this but it comes in a variety of colors. Don’t worry about the durability of this product because a special material is used to make it durable.

    In addition, it’s a model of AOOF which offers metal collars for dogs. It has a unique style and design plus a good number of adjustable nodes are there which provide a comfortable fit for the dog. If you want to have a proper fit then I will suggest you make sure the neck size of the dog and then choose the size in the chart accordingly.

    This collar comes with a design of 5 adjustable nodes for a comfortable fit and easy adjustments according to the requirements. You can attach this collar with a leash if you want to. Moreover, there are also provided 2 D-ring that can be linked with a leash to overcome the excitement of the dog or to control him. The best leather makes this product tough and long-lasting.

    Leather and metal are used in this collar. Additionally, the top layer of the yellow leather is used which is thick. There are some soft-padded linings that offer a convenient wearing experience to a dog and also prevent your pet from rubbing the skin.

    Key Features

    • Yellow leather is used.
    • A metal dog collar.
    • Soft padded lining.
    • Offers a comfortable wearing experience.
    • Prevents the dog from rubbing.
    • Suitable for medium and large-sized dogs.
    Pros
    • Durable and comfortable material.
    • 2 D-rings attachments.
    • A rivet design.
    • Easy adjustments.
    • Comfortable fit.
    • Good product.
    Cons
    • No Reviews from the customers.

    Lupine 1-Inch Plum Blossom Adjustable dog collar

    The editor’s last but not the least choice is the Lupine 1-Inch Plum Blossom Adjustable dog collar. This collar is designed and styled in a number of different patterns. According to my research, the pattern of this product makes it different from the other brand’s collars. If you have a small dog then you can’t have it because it’s not for him.

    Furthermore, this is a model of LupinePet which is known for its beautiful and attractive patterns. These patterns look stunning while wearing a collar for shiba inus, and you’ll also get the guarantee of the product. Moreover, this product is suitable for the medium and large Shiba Inu dog breeds.

    This collar comes with a width of 1 inch, and it is made in Conway, New Hampshire. For adjustability, a buckle is offered which allows you to make it comfortable and fit it properly accordingly. Likewise, the beautiful patterns are inspired by fashion. As far as durability is concerned, it has good ratings for that.

    When you buy or choose a product, make sure it’s material plus the quality. It is also your responsibility to ensure whether this material will be comfortable for your dog or not. In this collar, Nylon is used which is a good quality material to make it long-lasting.

    Key Features

    • An adjustable dog collar.
    • Accessible in a wide range of patterns.
    • Appropriate for medium and large dogs.
    • Provides guarantee.
    • Comfiest material is used.
    • Comes with strong stitching & welded D-ring.
    Pros
    • Worth buying.
    • User-friendly.
    • Sturdiness.
    • An Attractive design.
    • Great quality.
    • Easy to use.
    Cons
    • Its not for small dogs.

    Why do you need the Best Collar For Shiba Inu?

    Shiba Inu is one of the dog breeds which are famous for their adaptability because they can adapt to any kind of environment however they demand extra care from their owner. By appearance, they look stunning and like to go on a walk with their owner.

    According to me, a collar is a need of dogs for many owners because Shiba Inu is a kind of energetic breed, so they need to be controlled while walking. You need to have the best collar for Shiba Inu because while walking you can put the leash into the collar, and it will be easy for you to walk with your dog.

    How to Use a Collar For Shiba Inu?

    If you have a Shiba Inu with a collar, and you want to train your dog then according to me, you should use it carefully. I know that it’s not a shock collar that can harm his neck with shock, however, a simple collar can also be dangerous.

    When you pull the collar directly or through a leash, don’t pull that cruelly because that can harm his neck like there can be redness, rashes, and other skin problems. You need to use it wisely if you are taking your dog out for a walk, and he gets excited or out of control, so handle the situation calmly.

    What are the Benefits of Using Collar for Shiba Inu?

    A collar is important for Shiba Inu because that’s also for his safety and when it comes to the benefits of having or using a collar for Shiba Inu, so there are a good number of advantages such as if your dog goes on a wrong way now you have to chase him but there comes a time when you can’t see and figure out where your dog actually went, so in such situations you should have a dog collar. Here are other benefits as well;

    • Allows you to identify your Shiba Inu
    • Helps to keep your dog safe 
    • Allows you to put leash for better grip
    • Gives a sense of fashion 
    • Permits you to mention your name or phone number and address on nameplates

    What’s Better For Shiba Inu: Collar or Harness?

    It is very common for the Shiba Inu to use harnesses and collars however sometimes this breed does not respond to harnesses and sometimes collars. This is where this question raises in your mind what’s better for them? In my view, there is a remarkable difference between them. Let’s explain them individually;

    Collar

    Collars are one of the commonly used accessories for dogs, and it is important to know for every owner that not every dog is for every situation. It is said that the collars are good for the Shiba Inu who are trained because they will not have any kind of leash pulling issues.

    For dog owners, collars are comfortable because they can be easily used, and you don’t need to put much effort plus collars come in a variety of styles and materials. 

    Harness

    When it comes to using a dog harnesses, is also a commonly used accessory for dogs. Dog harnesses are used in many situations such as some Shiba Inu have medical issues or some other issues, so harnesses are comfortable to use for them. Moreover, these different types of accessories do not put much pressure or stress on the neck of the Shiba Inu.  

    Which one is Better; Collar Vs Harness 

    Collars can put excessive pressure on the Shiba Inu’s neck if you don’t use that carefully or pull the collar or the leash brutally whereas a harness will not just put stress on the neck but also on other body parts as well as the chest and back too.

    In my point of view, you should go for a harness, but again it depends on the different situations and which one you should choose. So, make sure you choose wisely.

    Buyer’s Guide For the Best Collar For Shiba Inu

    If you are interested in having a dog collar for Shiba Inu then I will suggest you get it wisely. Sometimes, you just go for the looks instead of the quality which is your biggest mistake ever. “Never judge a book by its cover”. There are a number of things or factors which you should consider and keep in mind when you are going to buy a other dogs collar. Here are some of them;

    Neck Size

    Before you go to buy a dog collar, it is important for you to measure the neck size of your dog otherwise you will have the wrong size if you are a beginner. For an expert, I think this is not a big issue because he is experienced. However, if you are a beginner who is buying a dog collar for the first time, then have one according to the neck size of your Shiba Inu. 

    Fit Properly

    When you buy a dog collar, make sure that it will fit properly on your dog’s neck. Let’s suppose, your Shiba Inu is of medium size, but if you have purchased a collar which is for a large dog then you don’t need to be worried if that collar has a feature of adjustability. In this case, if that feature does not exist then you’ll have to replace it. Here, I will suggest that you choose a collar carefully, so it can fits correctly because they are escape artists. 

    Waterproof

    The durability of a best products matters a lot because sometimes your dog can go out, or you may take him out for a walk in the rain or any other situation can be there, then the collar won’t get damaged. When buying or choosing, try to choose a good quality collar because that will last after a long time, and you will not have to invest money again in that so early. Furthermore, this feature is also for the lifespan of the collar. 

    Comfort 

    One of the most important things is the comfort of the collar, your dog shouldn’t be uncomfortable or irritated while wearing it. In my view, the inner of the collar should be soft and feel polite on the dog’s neck otherwise your dog can have itching or other issues plus you’ll also be disturbed by his behavior. To avoid such issues, you need to make a decision wisely when you are going to choose a collar for Shiba Inu. 

    Material 

    Some collars are made of local and cheap materials which cannot last for a long time. That’s why it’s your responsibility to make sure first the material and its quality as well. Before buying, do proper research on which materials are more comfortable and suitable for the Shiba Inus; after that go for the best collar. I’m sure you won’t regret it after getting the best products. 

    Design 

    When you explore the market, you’ll notice that the collars come in a variety of designs. Some collars come with a closure of the buckle and others come with seat belt closure. According to me, as a dog owner, you should know which one is suitable and comfortable for your dog, however, it is recommended that you should consider the buckle design in the collar before you have it. Some also comes as gps collar.

    Price

    Now, there comes the matter of cost when you have considered all the important features of a collar. Foremost, figure out your budget, and then you may go for a right collar. However, there are some best products or collars which are a little expensive but are of good quality, so you shouldn’t compromise on the quality. Additionally, if within your budget you’re getting a right collar, you can buy it, however, never go for a low-quality product because it can be harmful to the dog. 

    FAQs

    What size collar does a Shiba Inu need?

    The size of the collar depends on the neck size of the Shiba Inu because that dog can be small, medium, and large as well. So firstly you should make sure the size of the dog’s neck and then choose a collar accordingly. However, according to me, for an adult, Shiba Inu the size of the collar is suggested between 14 to 16 inches.


    Can Shiba Inus be trusted off leash?

    Yes, they can be trusted in such situations. I think if a dog is living with you for a long time then he is familiar with you and won’t go anywhere off-leash.  Shiba Inus is a loyal breed of dog which is reliable, so there is nothing bad to leave him off leash. In my view, he can go around but will be in front of your eyes. 

    Should Shiba Inus wear collars?

    Of course, they wear collars, and collars are used for different reasons and in a variety of situations. If you are going to take him out for a walk then a collar is essential because your dog will be in your control as he has an exciting nature, so he can go off the track. That’s why for his life and a better walk experience with him, you need to make him wear a right collar. 

    How many times a day should I walk my Shiba Inu?

    Shiba Inu is an energetic breed that is fond of walking outdoors. If you have one you should take care of him plus also pay attention to his maintenance and grooming. It is usually asked by the Shiba Inu’s owners how many times they should take their dog for a walk. So I will suggest taking him at least for an hour every day. 

    Is Shiba Inu a bad dog?

    No, this dog breed is quite friendly, loyal, and lovely however they can be easily and quickly provoked by children. If you are thinking of adopting a Shiba Inu as a family dog then this is not your best choice. However, if you still want to have this breed then you will have to supervise him all the time if you have kids in your house.

    How do I know if my Shiba Inu is happy?

    It is actually a very good question because you need to know when your dog is happy or sad, and then you can take some steps accordingly. When your Shiba Inu is calm then this is a sign of his happiness however sometimes they also show a smile on their face. And obviously, I’m sure a dog with comfort and calmness will be easy to handle for you guys.

    At what age do Shiba Inus calm down?

    Like other dog breeds, this Shiba Inus dog breed has a specific age when they calm down. When they are puppies, after that they take the time between 5 to 6 months to calm down and this is their adolescent stage. Moreover, they also start staying calm when their social training starts otherwise Shiba Inus is a hyperactive dog.


    How do you discipline a Shiba Inu?

    It is not tough to discipline this breed because they are famous for responding positively when it comes to discipline methods and training. According to my research, if you give them a reward or treat after they give a positive response positively then they’ll be happy and improve more. Additionally, if you pay them attention, it can also play an important role in their discipline. 

    Conclusion

    A dog collar can help you out in many ways you can control your dog properly after putting the leash into that, or you can go on a walk with them without being worried about any accident. So, If you are planning to have a dog collar for Shiba Inu then get the best one that lasts for a long time.

    According to me, firstly you should have an idea about your dog’s nature and neck size too being an owner. After that, you should take the initiative of doing some research and should explore the market as well.

    I will suggest you consider the essential things which are discussed above in detail. Moreover, there are 10 best dog collars for Shiba Inu of 2022 that are reviewed, you can also check them out and then have one according to your requirements.

    Do you want to take your Shiba Inu on a walk without getting worried about any chances of accidents? I think then you should have the best product which is just not good in quality but also should be affordable. Best of Luck For Your Best Dog Collars For Shiba Inu!

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    Can Cats Eat Peanut Butter? https://thedogvisitor.com/can-cats-eat-peanut-butter https://thedogvisitor.com/can-cats-eat-peanut-butter Peanut butter may not be the first treat that springs to mind when it comes to your kitty. But, you may still be curious as to whether they can eat it. Perhaps they’ve expressed some interest in this sweet and salty spread, or you’re thinking about using it as a medication aid. Dogs and peanut butter are a well-known combo, but what about our feline friends? Can cats eat peanut butter, too?

    While we were hoping to give you a definitive answer, it turns out this question isn’t so straightforward…

    Can cats eat peanut butter?

    Well, yes and no. Peanut butter is considered a safe human food for cats, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should eat it. It provides basically no nutritional value to cats, and their bodies aren’t built to digest it.

    This is because cats are carnivores, meaning they get their nutrition from meat. As a plant food, peanut butter obviously doesn’t sit in this category. It’s lacking in the amino acids delivered by meat that cats really need.

    Peanut butter is also tricky for cats to digest. Plus, it’s incredibly energy-dense, so if consumed in large enough quantities, it can lead to weight gain. 

    Is peanut butter toxic to cats?

    Even though they shouldn’t really eat peanut butter, you can rest easy knowing your cat probably won’t get sick if they ingest a small amount of it. Peanut butter isn’t toxic to cats – it’s just not that great for them.

    That being said, there are a few sneaky ingredients in some types of peanut butter that can pose problems: 

    • Xylitol. Lite or sugar-free peanut butters often use xylitol as an artificial sweetener. While harmless to humans, xylitol is incredibly toxic to animals and can lead to poisoning

    • Chocolate. Chocolate is also a harmful ingredient that can potentially be lethal

    • Macadamia nuts. Peanuts are perfectly safe for cats, but macadamias definitely aren’t. They’re actually quite toxic, so steer clear of any nut butters that contain them. Other types of nuts – such as almonds and walnuts – should also be avoided, as their high fat content can cause health problems

    Can cats eat peanut butter?

    What are some of the other risks involved with cats and peanut butter?

    Aside from it offering next to no nutritional value, there are a few things to know about feeding peanut butter to your cat.

    It’s high in fat and salt, and sometimes sugar

    Peanut butter is known for being high in fat. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing for us humans (it contains healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids) but it’s not good for cats. 

    Too much fat can lead to weight gain, or even more serious health issues like obesity and diabetes. If you’ve got an indoor cat, the risk is even higher. Given their lower activity levels, indoor cats are already prone to putting on weight. And peanut butter only adds fuel to the fire. (As a side note, if you’ve got a cat that could shed a few pounds, here are some tips for cat weight loss.)

    Salt is another common ingredient in many peanut butters. Much like fat, if a cat eats too much sodium, it can lead to issues like diarrhea, vomiting, excessive thirst, frequent urination, or even long-term conditions, such as high blood pressure or heart problems.

    Today, many peanut butters are sugar-free and only made with nuts and a bit of salt. But there’s still a number of peanut butters on the market that are high in sugar. Sugar isn’t toxic to cats. However, large quantities of it can result in health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, or dental disease.

    It doesn’t really gel with their digestive system

    Another issue with the fats, plus the protein, in peanut butter is that they’re hard for cats to digest. Their systems are built for animal products, not sticky, plant-based peanut butter. So, an excessive amount of the stuff can cause gastrointestinal upset. Symptoms of this include tummy pain, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting.

    They could be allergic

    Food allergies among cats aren’t overly common, but they do exist. Some cats are allergic to peanuts – and, consequently, peanut butter – and simply won’t tolerate even a bit of it. 

    If your cat eats some peanut butter for the first time, make sure to watch for an allergic reaction. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, decrease in appetite, sudden weight loss, skin irritation, hair loss, or swelling of the face. 

    If you notice any of these, take your cat to the vet immediately so they can address the allergy. In very extreme cases, a peanut allergy can be life-threatening.

    They could choke on it

    The creamy, slightly tacky, texture of peanut butter is easily one of its main draws – for us, at least. For cats, though, it’s a very different story. Even a small amount of it can get stuck in their throat, making it a potential choking hazard.

    They run the risk of poisoning

    Sometimes, peanut butter is used as a lure in rodent or insect bait. In this instance, it’s obviously mixed with poison. Cats could very well get confused and try to go for the bait, resulting in accidental poisoning (and, no doubt, a lot of tears).

    Can cats eat peanut butter under any circumstances at all?

    Many animal experts agree that there’s one situation where peanut butter is OK: when you’re giving your cat medication. You may find it easier to administer a pill if it’s coated in a tiny bit of peanut butter, which makes it more appetising to your cat. 

    If you’d like to employ peanut butter as a medication aid, use the smallest amount possible to coat the pill. Give your cat access to clean water so that they can easily wash the peanut butter down. 

    As well, make sure to supervise them to watch for signs of an allergic reaction, and never leave them unattended – this is to minimise the chance of choking. Lastly, stick to peanut butter that’s made with 100 percent nuts. That way, you know your cat won’t be eating excess salt and sugar. 

    And if your cat is under the care of your local Cat Sitter at any point during a course of medication, make sure to pass these tips on to them, too!

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    Help, My Dog Keeps Eating Cat Poop! https://thedogvisitor.com/help-my-dog-keeps-eating-cat-poop https://thedogvisitor.com/help-my-dog-keeps-eating-cat-poop Tue, 06 Dec 2022 00:44:22 -0800 Dog-Fancier Are There Big Chihuahuas? https://thedogvisitor.com/are-there-big-chihuahuas https://thedogvisitor.com/are-there-big-chihuahuas The post Are There Big Chihuahuas? appeared first on I Love My Chi. If you are seeing this message on a website, then this content has been scraped and is being shown without our permission and is in violation of copyright law.

    Chihuahuas are known to most people as the smallest dog breed, so you may be surprised to encounter a larger Chi. So, are they actually the smallest breed of dog? Why are some Chihuahuas bigger? Find out in this post.

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    10 Best Fresh Dog Food Brands for Poodles in 2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-fresh-dog-food-brands-for-poodles-in-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-fresh-dog-food-brands-for-poodles-in-2022 best fresh dog food for Poodles
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    Feeding your Poodle the best fresh dog food can have a big impact on their overall health. There are so many brands out there, but many Poodle parents are wary of the processed ingredients used in them. Have you ever considered making homemade food for your Poodle but didn’t have enough time or knowledge to do it? If so, the best fresh dog food brands might be for you.

    Fresh dog food is a great way to give your Poodle a balanced diet with human-grade ingredients, but how do you know which brand is the best for your pup? Let’s take a look at the qualities of fresh dog food along with some popular brands.

    best fresh dog food for Poodles

    What is Fresh Dog Food?

    Fresh dog food usually refers to pet food that’s made with natural ingredients cooked at a lower temperature to preserve the nutrients. Thus, it doesn’t contain the additives and preservatives that are often in kibble.

    Most fresh dog food brands will make a custom formula for your Poodle based on its lifestyle, and it’ll get delivered right to your door. Most formulas are made from scratch shortly before shipping, which is why it’s called “fresh” food.

    Some Poodle parents are hesitant to try fresh dog food because it can be pricier than processed dry or wet food, but it makes up for it because of the quality ingredients and the personalization.

    Benefits of Fresh Dog Food for Poodles

    Every type of dog food has its advantages and disadvantages. These pros and cons might help you decide if fresh dog food is right for you and your Poodle.

    best fresh dog food for Poodles

    Pros

    • Customizable – Fresh dog food brands usually personalize meals to fit your dog’s needs. This will ensure that your Poodle gets proper portions and nutrients while avoiding sensitivities.
    • Fresh Ingredients – The ingredients are fresh, natural, and minimally processed, giving your dog the maximum nutrients possible. You’ll know exactly what ingredients are going into your Poodle‘s tummy.
    • Good for Picky Eaters – Fresh food is more flavorful than kibble, making it appealing even for picky Poodle pups.
    • Delivered to Your Door – Most brands deliver their fresh food right to your door on a set schedule, so you don’t have to carry home heavy dog food bags anymore.

    Cons

    • Pricey – Fresh food tends to be more expensive than kibble, so it might not be ideal for Poodle parents on a budget.
    • Short Shelf Life – Since fresh food doesn’t have as many preservatives as kibble, it doesn’t last as long. It usually needs to be refrigerated or frozen to stay fresh. So, it will need to be delivered more frequently than other types of food would.
    • Needs to be Refrigerated – The food needs to stay cold to stay fresh, so it could be an inconvenience for storing during travel.

    What to Look For in Fresh Foods for Your Poodle

    Looking closely at the features of each dog food brand can help you narrow down your choices. So, here are a few aspects to choose from when selecting the best fresh dog food delivery.

    Ingredients

    Ingredients are important in any dog food. Many dogs have favorite flavors or ingredients they’re allergic to. So, by examining the ingredients listed, you can decide if the food is something that will be safe and interesting for your Poodle. Luckily, many of the best fresh dog food brands offer customizable meal plans to make sure the ingredients cater to your Poodle‘s needs.

    Customizable

    For many Poodle parents, having personalized meals is important. If the meals are catered to your pup’s needs, they’re more likely to be beneficial. Plus, customizable meals help many dog parents feel at ease knowing exactly what’s going into the food. If this aspect is important to you, choose a fresh dog food brand that offers custom meal plans.

    best fresh dog food for Poodles

    Price

    It’s no secret that fresh dog food can be pricey, but some options cost more than others. The more customizable the food is, the more expensive it will likely be. Food that’s shipped to your door may also cost more than fresh food sold at stores. If you’re on a budget, you may need to consider the prices closely when making your decision. Usually, the higher prices have better quality, but more affordable options can still provide health benefits.

    Delivery

    Fresh pet food usually offers delivery options, so the food can be shipped frozen right to your door. Delivery is more convenient than picking food up at a store, but it may also cost more. So, decide if delivery is a priority to you when selecting a brand.

    Contact

    Finally, the company’s customer service is an aspect that shouldn’t be ignored. If you have questions about the company or concerns about your order, it should be easy to reach out to them and get help. The best fresh dog food companies are usually happy to send you a new order if something goes wrong. Check the company’s reviews to see how other people rated their communication.

    Best Fresh Dog Food Brands for Poodles

    Now that you know what to expect when buying fresh dog food, let’s take a look at some options. Here are ten of the best fresh dog food brands that can help keep your furry friend healthy.

    1. Ollie

    Ollie fresh dog food

    Ollie’s subscription food is catered to your dog’s nutritional needs. New customers will fill out a quiz about their dog so Ollie can send them a starter box with personalized food based on their dog’s age, breed, and activity level. Then, customers can get their Poodle‘s food delivered to them on a set schedule. The food arrives frozen, so pet parents can let it thaw when it’s time to feed it to their pups.

    The food comes with feeding instructions that are both detailed and easy to understand. Ollie has beef, chicken, turkey, and lamb proteins available. They also have treats and supplements that can be purchased by members and delivered alongside their fresh meals.

    The food is always made in small batches at USDA kitchens using human-grade ingredients. Ollie’s protein-packed recipes are carefully crafted with whole foods and slow-cooked for maximum nutrition and flavor. When recommending a meal plan, Ollie’s team will take crucial aspects into account, such as weight goals and allergies.

    Benefits:

    • Personalized for your dog
    • Ships on a set schedule – you can choose how often you want food deliveries
    • Formulated by a canine nutritionist
    • Comes with a scoop and puptainer to help you portion and store meals
    • Uses human-grade ingredients
    • Made in USDA kitchens
    • Comes with detailed feeding instructions
    • Ollie’s subscription food is catered to your Poodle pup’s needs. New customers will fill out a quiz about their dog so Ollie can send them a starter box with personalized food. Then, customers can get their dog’s food delivered to them on a set schedule. The food arrives frozen, so pet parents can let it thaw when it’s time to feed it to their pups.

      2. Nom Nom

      Nom Nom fresh dog food

      Nom Nom has the easiest system to use. The meals are portioned in compact vacuum-sealed bags, so all you have to do is open the packaging and pour the meal into your Poodle pup’s bowl. Their meals can include beef, chicken, pork, or turkey.

      You’ll start by telling Nom Nom about your dog. Then, they’ll formulate meals that cater to your Poodle‘s needs. They’ll regularly ship the fresh food to your door while keeping it cold until you use it.

      The recipes only use natural ingredients like meat and vegetables. The food is packed with essential nutrients and no filler ingredients. Nom Nom uses a colorful blend of only human-grade ingredients that are USDA-certified.

      Benefits:

      • Personalized for your dog
      • Servings are individually packaged
      • Recipes are formulated by a veterinarian and nutritionist
      • Ingredients are natural and human-grade
      • Food is delivered to your door and kept cold

      3. Raised Right

      Raised Right only sells fresh, human-grade dog and cat food. The food is slow-cooked on low heat, so it can hold its moisture and nutrients while still meeting all the required health and safety standards. For dogs, they sell beef, turkey, chicken, or pork as the primary protein. The recipes are designed by vets and canine nutritionists, and they have limited ingredients to make them a great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

      This brand doesn’t sell any already-made formulas, but instead, they create a custom meal plan based on your Poodle‘s needs. The questionnaire isn’t as thorough as it is for other personalized fresh food brands. The frozen food is shipped to your door. You’ll need to defrost it overnight and scoop out your pup’s portion to serve their meal. If you don’t want to serve only this food to your Poodle, you can set up a meal plan that allows you to mix the fresh food with your dog’s dry food.

      Transparency is important to this brand. On their website, they have a map that shows you where each ingredient is sourced from. Each batch goes through strict lab safety testing before being shipped to customers, and the food is always prepared in USDA-certified kitchens.

      Benefits:

      • Personalized food for your Poodle
      • Shipped to your door
      • Made in USDA-certified kitchens
      • Website shows a map of where all ingredients are sourced from
      • Good for dogs with sensitive stomachs

      4. A Pup Above

      A Pup Above fresh food

      A Pup Above sells dry dog food, but they’re best known for their fresh dog food. You can also buy combos of the dry and fresh food. This brand doesn’t provide a personalized service like some of the other brands, but you can save money if you get a subscription. The food is delivered in frozen packages to your door, but a few stores also sell it.

      This brand uses sous vide cooking, which means “under vacuum” in French. The food is vacuum sealed and cooked at a precise temperature to preserve the flavor and nutrients. When you receive the food, you can let it thaw in the fridge overnight before your Poodle‘s next meal.

      The fresh food options come in beef, pork, turkey, or chicken. You’ll determine how many patties to give your Poodle based on their weight. All the formulas are created by a veterinary nutritionist, and they’re only ideal for adult dogs, not puppies.

      Benefits:

      • Sous vide cooking
      • Shipped to your door and available in some stores
      • Crafted by a veterinary nutritionist
      • Only made with human-grade ingredients
      • Made in a USDA-approved kitchen

      5. Spot & Tango

      Spot & Tango Fresh Food

      Spot & Tango sells two types of food: traditional fresh food and Unkibble. Unkibble is a more affordable fresh food option that resembles kibble, but only uses fresh, whole ingredients. Unkibble has recipes with fish, beef, and chicken, while the traditional fresh food comes with turkey, beef, or lamb.

      Both types of fresh food are personalized based on your Poodle‘s needs before they’re sent to you. All you need to do is fill out a questionnaire about your dog, and the brand will create a personalized meal plan. Both types of food use human-grade ingredients, and they’re formulated by veterinarians and animal nutritionists.

      Once you set up a meal plan for your Poodle, you can get the food shipped to your door. The fresh food arrives frozen, and the Unkibble is a unique type of fresh food that’s dry. The slim packaging of the traditional fresh food comes in serving sizes, so it’s clear how much you need to feed your dog per meal. You’ll find whole ingredients in the dog food.

      Benefits:

      • Has two types of fresh food: traditional recipes and Unkibble
      • Ships to your door in slim packaging
      • Personalized for your Poodle
      • Formulated by vets and animal nutritionists
      • Made with human-grade ingredients

      6. Open Farm

      Open Farm fresh food recipe

      Open Farm is a pet food brand with a variety of products, including dry food, wet food, freeze-dried raw food, treats, supplements, and toppers. Yet, they also have a “gently cooked” dog food option, which is one of the best fresh dog foods. The Gently Cooked dog food is slow-cooked to preserve the nutrients of its human-grade ingredients.

      This brand has four fresh dog food recipes: beef, chicken, turkey, and surf & turf. The recyclable food packaging is transparent, so you can see the variety of ingredients before you open the package. The lot code on the packaging traces every ingredient to its source, so you’ll know exactly what your Poodle is consuming. All the meat comes from humanely-raised animals.

      You can get the food shipped to your door, or you can find it in select stores. It’s shipped frozen to preserve the freshness. Open Farm doesn’t provide customizable plans like some of the other brands, but you can fill out a quick questionnaire on the website to calculate a custom serving size for your Poodle pup. The company focuses on sustainability by making an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

      Benefits:

      • Ships to your door and is offered at select stores
      • Uses human-grade ingredients
      • Has recyclable packaging
      • All ingredients can be traced to their source
      • Calculates your Poodle‘s custom serving size for you

      7. The Farmer’s Dog

      Farmer's Dog fresh food

      The Farmer’s Dog is another fresh food subscription service that will ship right to your door. The brand works with vet nutritionists to build a plan for your Poodle based on the information you provide. They can ship to the 48 contiguous states on a continuous schedule.

      The food arrives at your door frozen in ready-to-serve, biodegradable packages. The feeding and storing instructions are easy to follow, and they have your dog’s name on them, so you know you’re getting their special meal.

      All the ingredients used in these meals are human-grade, and the meals are made in a USDA-approved kitchen in the United States. This brand has turkey, beef, chicken, and pork formulas, all of which are made with no fillers or preservatives.

      Benefits:

      • Has eco-friendly packaging
      • Personalized for your Poodle
      • Vet nutritionists help formulate the meals
      • Only made with human-grade ingredients
      • Food is delivered to your door frozen
      • Made in USDA-approved kitchens

       

      8. PetPlate

      PetPlate fresh dog food

      PetPlate is another fresh dog food delivery brand that personalizes your Poodle pup’s meals. You can share some characteristics about your dog, and they will craft a meal that’s healthy and appealing to them. The meals are always made with human-grade ingredients in a USDA kitchen. The food is flash-frozen before shipping to lock in the freshness.

      Poodle parents can choose a full meal plan or a topper plan. The meals may include beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, or venison as the animal protein. Customers can also build their own packs of supplements and organic treats if they choose.

      All the meals are shipped in recyclable containers that have resealable lids, making it easy to save extra food for later. The feeding guidelines for the personalized meals are printed on the containers.

      Benefits:

      • Comes in recyclable containers
      • Personalized for your dog
      • Uses human-grade ingredients
      • Flash-frozen and shipped to your door
      • Made in a USDA kitchen

      9. JustFoodForDogs

      Just Food for Dogs

      JustFoodForDogs is one of the best fresh dog food companies for variety. They offer many unique recipes, including options for dogs with special needs, like puppies, large breed dogs, dogs with sensitive skin, and dogs that need to lose weight. They can also create a custom diet for your Poodle if you do a free consultation.

      Some other products include treats, supplements, and food for cats. All products are designed by canine nutritionists. The food is made in a kitchen that’s open to the public, so curious Poodle parents can visit the facility to see how the food is made. In each recipe, you can see a colorful assortment of healthy ingredients, including meat and vegetables. So, you’ll never have to wonder what’s going into your pup’s tummy.

      These meals may use chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, venison, or fish as the animal protein source. The food is shipped to your door frozen in a thermal bag with ice. They come with informational pamphlets to help you successfully serve and transition the new food. If you want the food on a regular schedule, you can set up Autoship and choose how often you want dog food to arrive at your door. A few stores sell this food in person as well.

      Benefits:

      • Can choose from recipes or get personalized meals
      • Designed by canine nutritionists
      • Shipped to your door as often as you choose (or offered at some stores)
      • Made in open-to-the-public kitchens
      • Made with human-grade ingredients and no preservatives
      • Offers full box shipping as an environmentally-conscious option

      10. Evermore

      Evermore boxes of dog food

      Evermore has four recipes Poodle parents can choose from: chicken, beef, turkey, and lamb. These meals are great for dogs with sensitive stomachs because they don’t include common allergens, such as corn, soy, and potatoes. The beef comes from grass-fed cows, and the chicken and turkey are free-range.

      This food comes in compact packaging that includes slim cardboard boxes and vacuum-sealed bags of food inside. The food is shipped frozen, and large cases can be shipped on a subscription basis. Select retailers in the United States also offer this food in-store. The serving sizes are listed on the box.

      Evermore crafts its recipes using “a rainbow array of color” as a way to include a variety of ingredients that have all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Evermore is a smaller business compared to some of the other fresh dog food brands, and they partner with local rescues to provide food to foster dogs.

      Benefits:

      • Compact packaging
      • Ships to your door and is available at some stores
      • Good for sensitive dogs
      • Donates food to foster dogs
      • Sources ingredients from humane and sustainable operations

      How to Transition Your Poodle‘s Food

      When you switch your Poodle to a drastically different diet, there’s a chance they could get sick. So, if you switch your dog from kibble to fresh food, their tummy may not react well. Even though fresh dog food uses healthy human-grade ingredients, it’s drastically different than your dog’s dry food. Thus, you’ll need to carefully transition them to the new food to avoid digestive problems.

      Many of the brands have information on how to transition the food on their website, and their customer service teams may be willing to give you advice too. But here’s a general schedule you can follow when transitioning your dog to a new diet:

      • Days 1 and 2: 80% old food, 20% new food
      • Days 3 and 4: 60% old food, 40% new food
      • Days 5 and 6: 40% old food, 60% new food
      • Days 7 and 8: 20% old food, 80% new food
      • Day 9: 100% new food

      This is a more cautious schedule, but the more gradual the transition is, the less likely your Poodle will react negatively. You can adjust this schedule based on your pup’s needs. If your dog is more sensitive to new foods, you may want to make the transition even more gradual. On the other hand, if your dog rarely has digestion problems, the process doesn’t have to be as slow. It all depends on your furry friend’s specific needs.

      Dog eating out of bowl

      Choosing the Best Fresh Dog Food

      The best fresh dog food will be different for every dog. Look at the benefits of all the brands mentioned above to help you decide which one will be the healthiest and most appealing for your Poodle pup.

      Fresh dog food is great for your furry friend because it has natural ingredients you can feel comfortable giving your pup. Many brands will make the process even easier by shipping customized meals right to your door.

      If you’ve been thinking about improving your Poodle‘s diet, consider switching them to a fresh dog food brand to reap the health, taste, and convenience benefits.

      Related: Best Dehydrated Dog Foods of 2022

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      10 Best Fresh Dog Food Brands for Pomeranians in 2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-fresh-dog-food-brands-for-pomeranians-in-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/10-best-fresh-dog-food-brands-for-pomeranians-in-2022 best fresh dog food for Pomeranians
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      Feeding your Pomeranian the best fresh dog food can have a big impact on their overall health. There are so many brands out there, but many Pomeranian parents are wary of the processed ingredients used in them. Have you ever considered making homemade food for your Pomeranian but didn’t have enough time or knowledge to do it? If so, the best fresh dog food brands might be for you.

      Fresh dog food is a great way to give your Pomeranian a balanced diet with human-grade ingredients, but how do you know which brand is the best for your pup? Let’s take a look at the qualities of fresh dog food along with some popular brands.

      best fresh dog food for Pomeranians

      What is Fresh Dog Food?

      Fresh dog food usually refers to pet food that’s made with natural ingredients cooked at a lower temperature to preserve the nutrients. Thus, it doesn’t contain the additives and preservatives that are often in kibble.

      Most fresh dog food brands will make a custom formula for your Pomeranian based on its lifestyle, and it’ll get delivered right to your door. Most formulas are made from scratch shortly before shipping, which is why it’s called “fresh” food.

      Some Pomeranian parents are hesitant to try fresh dog food because it can be pricier than processed dry or wet food, but it makes up for it because of the quality ingredients and the personalization.

      Benefits of Fresh Dog Food for Pomeranians

      Every type of dog food has its advantages and disadvantages. These pros and cons might help you decide if fresh dog food is right for you and your Pomeranian.

      best fresh dog food for Pomeranians

      Pros

      • Customizable – Fresh dog food brands usually personalize meals to fit your dog’s needs. This will ensure that your Pomeranian gets proper portions and nutrients while avoiding sensitivities.
      • Fresh Ingredients – The ingredients are fresh, natural, and minimally processed, giving your dog the maximum nutrients possible. You’ll know exactly what ingredients are going into your Pomeranian‘s tummy.
      • Good for Picky Eaters – Fresh food is more flavorful than kibble, making it appealing even for picky Pomeranian pups.
      • Delivered to Your Door – Most brands deliver their fresh food right to your door on a set schedule, so you don’t have to carry home heavy dog food bags anymore.

      Cons

      • Pricey – Fresh food tends to be more expensive than kibble, so it might not be ideal for Pomeranian parents on a budget.
      • Short Shelf Life – Since fresh food doesn’t have as many preservatives as kibble, it doesn’t last as long. It usually needs to be refrigerated or frozen to stay fresh. So, it will need to be delivered more frequently than other types of food would.
      • Needs to be Refrigerated – The food needs to stay cold to stay fresh, so it could be an inconvenience for storing during travel.

      What to Look For in Fresh Foods for Your Pomeranian

      Looking closely at the features of each dog food brand can help you narrow down your choices. So, here are a few aspects to choose from when selecting the best fresh dog food delivery.

      Ingredients

      Ingredients are important in any dog food. Many dogs have favorite flavors or ingredients they’re allergic to. So, by examining the ingredients listed, you can decide if the food is something that will be safe and interesting for your Pomeranian. Luckily, many of the best fresh dog food brands offer customizable meal plans to make sure the ingredients cater to your Pomeranian‘s needs.

      Customizable

      For many Pomeranian parents, having personalized meals is important. If the meals are catered to your pup’s needs, they’re more likely to be beneficial. Plus, customizable meals help many dog parents feel at ease knowing exactly what’s going into the food. If this aspect is important to you, choose a fresh dog food brand that offers custom meal plans.

      best fresh dog food for Pomeranians

      Price

      It’s no secret that fresh dog food can be pricey, but some options cost more than others. The more customizable the food is, the more expensive it will likely be. Food that’s shipped to your door may also cost more than fresh food sold at stores. If you’re on a budget, you may need to consider the prices closely when making your decision. Usually, the higher prices have better quality, but more affordable options can still provide health benefits.

      Delivery

      Fresh pet food usually offers delivery options, so the food can be shipped frozen right to your door. Delivery is more convenient than picking food up at a store, but it may also cost more. So, decide if delivery is a priority to you when selecting a brand.

      Contact

      Finally, the company’s customer service is an aspect that shouldn’t be ignored. If you have questions about the company or concerns about your order, it should be easy to reach out to them and get help. The best fresh dog food companies are usually happy to send you a new order if something goes wrong. Check the company’s reviews to see how other people rated their communication.

      Best Fresh Dog Food Brands for Pomeranians

      Now that you know what to expect when buying fresh dog food, let’s take a look at some options. Here are ten of the best fresh dog food brands that can help keep your furry friend healthy.

      1. Ollie

      Ollie fresh dog food

      Ollie’s subscription food is catered to your dog’s nutritional needs. New customers will fill out a quiz about their dog so Ollie can send them a starter box with personalized food based on their dog’s age, breed, and activity level. Then, customers can get their Pomeranian‘s food delivered to them on a set schedule. The food arrives frozen, so pet parents can let it thaw when it’s time to feed it to their pups.

      The food comes with feeding instructions that are both detailed and easy to understand. Ollie has beef, chicken, turkey, and lamb proteins available. They also have treats and supplements that can be purchased by members and delivered alongside their fresh meals.

      The food is always made in small batches at USDA kitchens using human-grade ingredients. Ollie’s protein-packed recipes are carefully crafted with whole foods and slow-cooked for maximum nutrition and flavor. When recommending a meal plan, Ollie’s team will take crucial aspects into account, such as weight goals and allergies.

      Benefits:

      • Personalized for your dog
      • Ships on a set schedule – you can choose how often you want food deliveries
      • Formulated by a canine nutritionist
      • Comes with a scoop and puptainer to help you portion and store meals
      • Uses human-grade ingredients
      • Made in USDA kitchens
      • Comes with detailed feeding instructions
      • Ollie’s subscription food is catered to your Pomeranian pup’s needs. New customers will fill out a quiz about their dog so Ollie can send them a starter box with personalized food. Then, customers can get their dog’s food delivered to them on a set schedule. The food arrives frozen, so pet parents can let it thaw when it’s time to feed it to their pups.

        2. Nom Nom

        Nom Nom fresh dog food

        Nom Nom has the easiest system to use. The meals are portioned in compact vacuum-sealed bags, so all you have to do is open the packaging and pour the meal into your Pomeranian pup’s bowl. Their meals can include beef, chicken, pork, or turkey.

        You’ll start by telling Nom Nom about your dog. Then, they’ll formulate meals that cater to your Pomeranian‘s needs. They’ll regularly ship the fresh food to your door while keeping it cold until you use it.

        The recipes only use natural ingredients like meat and vegetables. The food is packed with essential nutrients and no filler ingredients. Nom Nom uses a colorful blend of only human-grade ingredients that are USDA-certified.

        Benefits:

        • Personalized for your dog
        • Servings are individually packaged
        • Recipes are formulated by a veterinarian and nutritionist
        • Ingredients are natural and human-grade
        • Food is delivered to your door and kept cold

        3. Raised Right

        Raised Right only sells fresh, human-grade dog and cat food. The food is slow-cooked on low heat, so it can hold its moisture and nutrients while still meeting all the required health and safety standards. For dogs, they sell beef, turkey, chicken, or pork as the primary protein. The recipes are designed by vets and canine nutritionists, and they have limited ingredients to make them a great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

        This brand doesn’t sell any already-made formulas, but instead, they create a custom meal plan based on your Pomeranian‘s needs. The questionnaire isn’t as thorough as it is for other personalized fresh food brands. The frozen food is shipped to your door. You’ll need to defrost it overnight and scoop out your pup’s portion to serve their meal. If you don’t want to serve only this food to your Pomeranian, you can set up a meal plan that allows you to mix the fresh food with your dog’s dry food.

        Transparency is important to this brand. On their website, they have a map that shows you where each ingredient is sourced from. Each batch goes through strict lab safety testing before being shipped to customers, and the food is always prepared in USDA-certified kitchens.

        Benefits:

        • Personalized food for your Pomeranian
        • Shipped to your door
        • Made in USDA-certified kitchens
        • Website shows a map of where all ingredients are sourced from
        • Good for dogs with sensitive stomachs

        4. A Pup Above

        A Pup Above fresh food

        A Pup Above sells dry dog food, but they’re best known for their fresh dog food. You can also buy combos of the dry and fresh food. This brand doesn’t provide a personalized service like some of the other brands, but you can save money if you get a subscription. The food is delivered in frozen packages to your door, but a few stores also sell it.

        This brand uses sous vide cooking, which means “under vacuum” in French. The food is vacuum sealed and cooked at a precise temperature to preserve the flavor and nutrients. When you receive the food, you can let it thaw in the fridge overnight before your Pomeranian‘s next meal.

        The fresh food options come in beef, pork, turkey, or chicken. You’ll determine how many patties to give your Pomeranian based on their weight. All the formulas are created by a veterinary nutritionist, and they’re only ideal for adult dogs, not puppies.

        Benefits:

        • Sous vide cooking
        • Shipped to your door and available in some stores
        • Crafted by a veterinary nutritionist
        • Only made with human-grade ingredients
        • Made in a USDA-approved kitchen

        5. Spot & Tango

        Spot & Tango Fresh Food

        Spot & Tango sells two types of food: traditional fresh food and Unkibble. Unkibble is a more affordable fresh food option that resembles kibble, but only uses fresh, whole ingredients. Unkibble has recipes with fish, beef, and chicken, while the traditional fresh food comes with turkey, beef, or lamb.

        Both types of fresh food are personalized based on your Pomeranian‘s needs before they’re sent to you. All you need to do is fill out a questionnaire about your dog, and the brand will create a personalized meal plan. Both types of food use human-grade ingredients, and they’re formulated by veterinarians and animal nutritionists.

        Once you set up a meal plan for your Pomeranian, you can get the food shipped to your door. The fresh food arrives frozen, and the Unkibble is a unique type of fresh food that’s dry. The slim packaging of the traditional fresh food comes in serving sizes, so it’s clear how much you need to feed your dog per meal. You’ll find whole ingredients in the dog food.

        Benefits:

        • Has two types of fresh food: traditional recipes and Unkibble
        • Ships to your door in slim packaging
        • Personalized for your Pomeranian
        • Formulated by vets and animal nutritionists
        • Made with human-grade ingredients

        6. Open Farm

        Open Farm fresh food recipe

        Open Farm is a pet food brand with a variety of products, including dry food, wet food, freeze-dried raw food, treats, supplements, and toppers. Yet, they also have a “gently cooked” dog food option, which is one of the best fresh dog foods. The Gently Cooked dog food is slow-cooked to preserve the nutrients of its human-grade ingredients.

        This brand has four fresh dog food recipes: beef, chicken, turkey, and surf & turf. The recyclable food packaging is transparent, so you can see the variety of ingredients before you open the package. The lot code on the packaging traces every ingredient to its source, so you’ll know exactly what your Pomeranian is consuming. All the meat comes from humanely-raised animals.

        You can get the food shipped to your door, or you can find it in select stores. It’s shipped frozen to preserve the freshness. Open Farm doesn’t provide customizable plans like some of the other brands, but you can fill out a quick questionnaire on the website to calculate a custom serving size for your Pomeranian pup. The company focuses on sustainability by making an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

        Benefits:

        • Ships to your door and is offered at select stores
        • Uses human-grade ingredients
        • Has recyclable packaging
        • All ingredients can be traced to their source
        • Calculates your Pomeranian‘s custom serving size for you

        7. The Farmer’s Dog

        Farmer's Dog fresh food

        The Farmer’s Dog is another fresh food subscription service that will ship right to your door. The brand works with vet nutritionists to build a plan for your Pomeranian based on the information you provide. They can ship to the 48 contiguous states on a continuous schedule.

        The food arrives at your door frozen in ready-to-serve, biodegradable packages. The feeding and storing instructions are easy to follow, and they have your dog’s name on them, so you know you’re getting their special meal.

        All the ingredients used in these meals are human-grade, and the meals are made in a USDA-approved kitchen in the United States. This brand has turkey, beef, chicken, and pork formulas, all of which are made with no fillers or preservatives.

        Benefits:

        • Has eco-friendly packaging
        • Personalized for your Pomeranian
        • Vet nutritionists help formulate the meals
        • Only made with human-grade ingredients
        • Food is delivered to your door frozen
        • Made in USDA-approved kitchens

         

        8. PetPlate

        PetPlate fresh dog food

        PetPlate is another fresh dog food delivery brand that personalizes your Pomeranian pup’s meals. You can share some characteristics about your dog, and they will craft a meal that’s healthy and appealing to them. The meals are always made with human-grade ingredients in a USDA kitchen. The food is flash-frozen before shipping to lock in the freshness.

        Pomeranian parents can choose a full meal plan or a topper plan. The meals may include beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, or venison as the animal protein. Customers can also build their own packs of supplements and organic treats if they choose.

        All the meals are shipped in recyclable containers that have resealable lids, making it easy to save extra food for later. The feeding guidelines for the personalized meals are printed on the containers.

        Benefits:

        • Comes in recyclable containers
        • Personalized for your dog
        • Uses human-grade ingredients
        • Flash-frozen and shipped to your door
        • Made in a USDA kitchen

        9. JustFoodForDogs

        Just Food for Dogs

        JustFoodForDogs is one of the best fresh dog food companies for variety. They offer many unique recipes, including options for dogs with special needs, like puppies, large breed dogs, dogs with sensitive skin, and dogs that need to lose weight. They can also create a custom diet for your Pomeranian if you do a free consultation.

        Some other products include treats, supplements, and food for cats. All products are designed by canine nutritionists. The food is made in a kitchen that’s open to the public, so curious Pomeranian parents can visit the facility to see how the food is made. In each recipe, you can see a colorful assortment of healthy ingredients, including meat and vegetables. So, you’ll never have to wonder what’s going into your pup’s tummy.

        These meals may use chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, venison, or fish as the animal protein source. The food is shipped to your door frozen in a thermal bag with ice. They come with informational pamphlets to help you successfully serve and transition the new food. If you want the food on a regular schedule, you can set up Autoship and choose how often you want dog food to arrive at your door. A few stores sell this food in person as well.

        Benefits:

        • Can choose from recipes or get personalized meals
        • Designed by canine nutritionists
        • Shipped to your door as often as you choose (or offered at some stores)
        • Made in open-to-the-public kitchens
        • Made with human-grade ingredients and no preservatives
        • Offers full box shipping as an environmentally-conscious option

        10. Evermore

        Evermore boxes of dog food

        Evermore has four recipes Pomeranian parents can choose from: chicken, beef, turkey, and lamb. These meals are great for dogs with sensitive stomachs because they don’t include common allergens, such as corn, soy, and potatoes. The beef comes from grass-fed cows, and the chicken and turkey are free-range.

        This food comes in compact packaging that includes slim cardboard boxes and vacuum-sealed bags of food inside. The food is shipped frozen, and large cases can be shipped on a subscription basis. Select retailers in the United States also offer this food in-store. The serving sizes are listed on the box.

        Evermore crafts its recipes using “a rainbow array of color” as a way to include a variety of ingredients that have all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Evermore is a smaller business compared to some of the other fresh dog food brands, and they partner with local rescues to provide food to foster dogs.

        Benefits:

        • Compact packaging
        • Ships to your door and is available at some stores
        • Good for sensitive dogs
        • Donates food to foster dogs
        • Sources ingredients from humane and sustainable operations

        How to Transition Your Pomeranian‘s Food

        When you switch your Pomeranian to a drastically different diet, there’s a chance they could get sick. So, if you switch your dog from kibble to fresh food, their tummy may not react well. Even though fresh dog food uses healthy human-grade ingredients, it’s drastically different than your dog’s dry food. Thus, you’ll need to carefully transition them to the new food to avoid digestive problems.

        Many of the brands have information on how to transition the food on their website, and their customer service teams may be willing to give you advice too. But here’s a general schedule you can follow when transitioning your dog to a new diet:

        • Days 1 and 2: 80% old food, 20% new food
        • Days 3 and 4: 60% old food, 40% new food
        • Days 5 and 6: 40% old food, 60% new food
        • Days 7 and 8: 20% old food, 80% new food
        • Day 9: 100% new food

        This is a more cautious schedule, but the more gradual the transition is, the less likely your Pomeranian will react negatively. You can adjust this schedule based on your pup’s needs. If your dog is more sensitive to new foods, you may want to make the transition even more gradual. On the other hand, if your dog rarely has digestion problems, the process doesn’t have to be as slow. It all depends on your furry friend’s specific needs.

        Dog eating out of bowl

        Choosing the Best Fresh Dog Food

        The best fresh dog food will be different for every dog. Look at the benefits of all the brands mentioned above to help you decide which one will be the healthiest and most appealing for your Pomeranian pup.

        Fresh dog food is great for your furry friend because it has natural ingredients you can feel comfortable giving your pup. Many brands will make the process even easier by shipping customized meals right to your door.

        If you’ve been thinking about improving your Pomeranian‘s diet, consider switching them to a fresh dog food brand to reap the health, taste, and convenience benefits.

        Related: Best Dehydrated Dog Foods of 2022

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        Feeding your Pit Bull the best fresh dog food can have a big impact on their overall health. There are so many brands out there, but many Pit Bull parents are wary of the processed ingredients used in them. Have you ever considered making homemade food for your Pit Bull but didn’t have enough time or knowledge to do it? If so, the best fresh dog food brands might be for you.

        Fresh dog food is a great way to give your Pit Bull a balanced diet with human-grade ingredients, but how do you know which brand is the best for your pup? Let’s take a look at the qualities of fresh dog food along with some popular brands.

        best fresh dog food for Pit Bulls

        What is Fresh Dog Food?

        Fresh dog food usually refers to pet food that’s made with natural ingredients cooked at a lower temperature to preserve the nutrients. Thus, it doesn’t contain the additives and preservatives that are often in kibble.

        Most fresh dog food brands will make a custom formula for your Pit Bull based on its lifestyle, and it’ll get delivered right to your door. Most formulas are made from scratch shortly before shipping, which is why it’s called “fresh” food.

        Some Pit Bull parents are hesitant to try fresh dog food because it can be pricier than processed dry or wet food, but it makes up for it because of the quality ingredients and the personalization.

        Benefits of Fresh Dog Food for Pit Bulls

        Every type of dog food has its advantages and disadvantages. These pros and cons might help you decide if fresh dog food is right for you and your Pit Bull.

        best fresh dog food for Pit Bulls

        Pros

        • Customizable – Fresh dog food brands usually personalize meals to fit your dog’s needs. This will ensure that your Pit Bull gets proper portions and nutrients while avoiding sensitivities.
        • Fresh Ingredients – The ingredients are fresh, natural, and minimally processed, giving your dog the maximum nutrients possible. You’ll know exactly what ingredients are going into your Pit Bull‘s tummy.
        • Good for Picky Eaters – Fresh food is more flavorful than kibble, making it appealing even for picky Pit Bull pups.
        • Delivered to Your Door – Most brands deliver their fresh food right to your door on a set schedule, so you don’t have to carry home heavy dog food bags anymore.

        Cons

        • Pricey – Fresh food tends to be more expensive than kibble, so it might not be ideal for Pit Bull parents on a budget.
        • Short Shelf Life – Since fresh food doesn’t have as many preservatives as kibble, it doesn’t last as long. It usually needs to be refrigerated or frozen to stay fresh. So, it will need to be delivered more frequently than other types of food would.
        • Needs to be Refrigerated – The food needs to stay cold to stay fresh, so it could be an inconvenience for storing during travel.

        What to Look For in Fresh Foods for Your Pit Bull 

        Looking closely at the features of each dog food brand can help you narrow down your choices. So, here are a few aspects to choose from when selecting the best fresh dog food delivery.

        Ingredients

        Ingredients are important in any dog food. Many dogs have favorite flavors or ingredients they’re allergic to. So, by examining the ingredients listed, you can decide if the food is something that will be safe and interesting for your Pit Bull. Luckily, many of the best fresh dog food brands offer customizable meal plans to make sure the ingredients cater to your Pit Bull‘s needs.

        Customizable

        For many Pit Bull parents, having personalized meals is important. If the meals are catered to your pup’s needs, they’re more likely to be beneficial. Plus, customizable meals help many dog parents feel at ease knowing exactly what’s going into the food. If this aspect is important to you, choose a fresh dog food brand that offers custom meal plans.

        best fresh dog food for Pit Bulls

        Price

        It’s no secret that fresh dog food can be pricey, but some options cost more than others. The more customizable the food is, the more expensive it will likely be. Food that’s shipped to your door may also cost more than fresh food sold at stores. If you’re on a budget, you may need to consider the prices closely when making your decision. Usually, the higher prices have better quality, but more affordable options can still provide health benefits.

        Delivery

        Fresh pet food usually offers delivery options, so the food can be shipped frozen right to your door. Delivery is more convenient than picking food up at a store, but it may also cost more. So, decide if delivery is a priority to you when selecting a brand.

        Contact

        Finally, the company’s customer service is an aspect that shouldn’t be ignored. If you have questions about the company or concerns about your order, it should be easy to reach out to them and get help. The best fresh dog food companies are usually happy to send you a new order if something goes wrong. Check the company’s reviews to see how other people rated their communication.

        Best Fresh Dog Food Brands for Pit Bulls

        Now that you know what to expect when buying fresh dog food, let’s take a look at some options. Here are ten of the best fresh dog food brands that can help keep your furry friend healthy.

        1. Ollie

        Ollie fresh dog food

        Ollie’s subscription food is catered to your dog’s nutritional needs. New customers will fill out a quiz about their dog so Ollie can send them a starter box with personalized food based on their dog’s age, breed, and activity level. Then, customers can get their Pit Bull‘s food delivered to them on a set schedule. The food arrives frozen, so pet parents can let it thaw when it’s time to feed it to their pups.

        The food comes with feeding instructions that are both detailed and easy to understand. Ollie has beef, chicken, turkey, and lamb proteins available. They also have treats and supplements that can be purchased by members and delivered alongside their fresh meals.

        The food is always made in small batches at USDA kitchens using human-grade ingredients. Ollie’s protein-packed recipes are carefully crafted with whole foods and slow-cooked for maximum nutrition and flavor. When recommending a meal plan, Ollie’s team will take crucial aspects into account, such as weight goals and allergies.

        Benefits:

        • Personalized for your dog
        • Ships on a set schedule – you can choose how often you want food deliveries
        • Formulated by a canine nutritionist
        • Comes with a scoop and puptainer to help you portion and store meals
        • Uses human-grade ingredients
        • Made in USDA kitchens
        • Comes with detailed feeding instructions
        • Ollie’s subscription food is catered to your Pit Bull pup’s needs. New customers will fill out a quiz about their dog so Ollie can send them a starter box with personalized food. Then, customers can get their dog’s food delivered to them on a set schedule. The food arrives frozen, so pet parents can let it thaw when it’s time to feed it to their pups.

          2. Nom Nom

          Nom Nom fresh dog food

          Nom Nom has the easiest system to use. The meals are portioned in compact vacuum-sealed bags, so all you have to do is open the packaging and pour the meal into your Pit Bull pup’s bowl. Their meals can include beef, chicken, pork, or turkey.

          You’ll start by telling Nom Nom about your dog. Then, they’ll formulate meals that cater to your Pit Bull‘s needs. They’ll regularly ship the fresh food to your door while keeping it cold until you use it.

          The recipes only use natural ingredients like meat and vegetables. The food is packed with essential nutrients and no filler ingredients. Nom Nom uses a colorful blend of only human-grade ingredients that are USDA-certified.

          Benefits:

          • Personalized for your dog
          • Servings are individually packaged
          • Recipes are formulated by a veterinarian and nutritionist
          • Ingredients are natural and human-grade
          • Food is delivered to your door and kept cold

          3. Raised Right

          Raised Right only sells fresh, human-grade dog and cat food. The food is slow-cooked on low heat, so it can hold its moisture and nutrients while still meeting all the required health and safety standards. For dogs, they sell beef, turkey, chicken, or pork as the primary protein. The recipes are designed by vets and canine nutritionists, and they have limited ingredients to make them a great option for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

          This brand doesn’t sell any already-made formulas, but instead, they create a custom meal plan based on your Pit Bull‘s needs. The questionnaire isn’t as thorough as it is for other personalized fresh food brands. The frozen food is shipped to your door. You’ll need to defrost it overnight and scoop out your pup’s portion to serve their meal. If you don’t want to serve only this food to your Pit Bull, you can set up a meal plan that allows you to mix the fresh food with your dog’s dry food.

          Transparency is important to this brand. On their website, they have a map that shows you where each ingredient is sourced from. Each batch goes through strict lab safety testing before being shipped to customers, and the food is always prepared in USDA-certified kitchens.

          Benefits:

          • Personalized food for your Pit Bull
          • Shipped to your door
          • Made in USDA-certified kitchens
          • Website shows a map of where all ingredients are sourced from
          • Good for dogs with sensitive stomachs

          4. A Pup Above

          A Pup Above fresh food

          A Pup Above sells dry dog food, but they’re best known for their fresh dog food. You can also buy combos of the dry and fresh food. This brand doesn’t provide a personalized service like some of the other brands, but you can save money if you get a subscription. The food is delivered in frozen packages to your door, but a few stores also sell it.

          This brand uses sous vide cooking, which means “under vacuum” in French. The food is vacuum sealed and cooked at a precise temperature to preserve the flavor and nutrients. When you receive the food, you can let it thaw in the fridge overnight before your Pit Bull‘s next meal.

          The fresh food options come in beef, pork, turkey, or chicken. You’ll determine how many patties to give your Pit Bull based on their weight. All the formulas are created by a veterinary nutritionist, and they’re only ideal for adult dogs, not puppies.

          Benefits:

          • Sous vide cooking
          • Shipped to your door and available in some stores
          • Crafted by a veterinary nutritionist
          • Only made with human-grade ingredients
          • Made in a USDA-approved kitchen

          5. Spot & Tango

          Spot & Tango Fresh Food

          Spot & Tango sells two types of food: traditional fresh food and Unkibble. Unkibble is a more affordable fresh food option that resembles kibble, but only uses fresh, whole ingredients. Unkibble has recipes with fish, beef, and chicken, while the traditional fresh food comes with turkey, beef, or lamb.

          Both types of fresh food are personalized based on your Pit Bull‘s needs before they’re sent to you. All you need to do is fill out a questionnaire about your dog, and the brand will create a personalized meal plan. Both types of food use human-grade ingredients, and they’re formulated by veterinarians and animal nutritionists.

          Once you set up a meal plan for your Pit Bull, you can get the food shipped to your door. The fresh food arrives frozen, and the Unkibble is a unique type of fresh food that’s dry. The slim packaging of the traditional fresh food comes in serving sizes, so it’s clear how much you need to feed your dog per meal. You’ll find whole ingredients in the dog food.

          Benefits:

          • Has two types of fresh food: traditional recipes and Unkibble
          • Ships to your door in slim packaging
          • Personalized for your Pit Bull
          • Formulated by vets and animal nutritionists
          • Made with human-grade ingredients

          6. Open Farm

          Open Farm fresh food recipe

          Open Farm is a pet food brand with a variety of products, including dry food, wet food, freeze-dried raw food, treats, supplements, and toppers. Yet, they also have a “gently cooked” dog food option, which is one of the best fresh dog foods. The Gently Cooked dog food is slow-cooked to preserve the nutrients of its human-grade ingredients.

          This brand has four fresh dog food recipes: beef, chicken, turkey, and surf & turf. The recyclable food packaging is transparent, so you can see the variety of ingredients before you open the package. The lot code on the packaging traces every ingredient to its source, so you’ll know exactly what your Pit Bull is consuming. All the meat comes from humanely-raised animals.

          You can get the food shipped to your door, or you can find it in select stores. It’s shipped frozen to preserve the freshness. Open Farm doesn’t provide customizable plans like some of the other brands, but you can fill out a quick questionnaire on the website to calculate a custom serving size for your Pit Bull pup. The company focuses on sustainability by making an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

          Benefits:

          • Ships to your door and is offered at select stores
          • Uses human-grade ingredients
          • Has recyclable packaging
          • All ingredients can be traced to their source
          • Calculates your Pit Bull‘s custom serving size for you

          7. The Farmer’s Dog

          Farmer's Dog fresh food

          The Farmer’s Dog is another fresh food subscription service that will ship right to your door. The brand works with vet nutritionists to build a plan for your Pit Bull based on the information you provide. They can ship to the 48 contiguous states on a continuous schedule.

          The food arrives at your door frozen in ready-to-serve, biodegradable packages. The feeding and storing instructions are easy to follow, and they have your dog’s name on them, so you know you’re getting their special meal.

          All the ingredients used in these meals are human-grade, and the meals are made in a USDA-approved kitchen in the United States. This brand has turkey, beef, chicken, and pork formulas, all of which are made with no fillers or preservatives.

          Benefits:

          • Has eco-friendly packaging
          • Personalized for your Pit Bull
          • Vet nutritionists help formulate the meals
          • Only made with human-grade ingredients
          • Food is delivered to your door frozen
          • Made in USDA-approved kitchens

           

          8. PetPlate

          PetPlate fresh dog food

          PetPlate is another fresh dog food delivery brand that personalizes your Pit Bull pup’s meals. You can share some characteristics about your dog, and they will craft a meal that’s healthy and appealing to them. The meals are always made with human-grade ingredients in a USDA kitchen. The food is flash-frozen before shipping to lock in the freshness.

          Pit Bull parents can choose a full meal plan or a topper plan. The meals may include beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, or venison as the animal protein. Customers can also build their own packs of supplements and organic treats if they choose.

          All the meals are shipped in recyclable containers that have resealable lids, making it easy to save extra food for later. The feeding guidelines for the personalized meals are printed on the containers.

          Benefits:

          • Comes in recyclable containers
          • Personalized for your dog
          • Uses human-grade ingredients
          • Flash-frozen and shipped to your door
          • Made in a USDA kitchen

          9. JustFoodForDogs

          Just Food for Dogs

          JustFoodForDogs is one of the best fresh dog food companies for variety. They offer many unique recipes, including options for dogs with special needs, like puppies, large breed dogs, dogs with sensitive skin, and dogs that need to lose weight. They can also create a custom diet for your Pit Bull if you do a free consultation.

          Some other products include treats, supplements, and food for cats. All products are designed by canine nutritionists. The food is made in a kitchen that’s open to the public, so curious Pit Bull parents can visit the facility to see how the food is made. In each recipe, you can see a colorful assortment of healthy ingredients, including meat and vegetables. So, you’ll never have to wonder what’s going into your pup’s tummy.

          These meals may use chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, venison, or fish as the animal protein source. The food is shipped to your door frozen in a thermal bag with ice. They come with informational pamphlets to help you successfully serve and transition the new food. If you want the food on a regular schedule, you can set up Autoship and choose how often you want dog food to arrive at your door. A few stores sell this food in person as well.

          Benefits:

          • Can choose from recipes or get personalized meals
          • Designed by canine nutritionists
          • Shipped to your door as often as you choose (or offered at some stores)
          • Made in open-to-the-public kitchens
          • Made with human-grade ingredients and no preservatives
          • Offers full box shipping as an environmentally-conscious option

          10. Evermore

          Evermore boxes of dog food

          Evermore has four recipes Pit Bull parents can choose from: chicken, beef, turkey, and lamb. These meals are great for dogs with sensitive stomachs because they don’t include common allergens, such as corn, soy, and potatoes. The beef comes from grass-fed cows, and the chicken and turkey are free-range.

          This food comes in compact packaging that includes slim cardboard boxes and vacuum-sealed bags of food inside. The food is shipped frozen, and large cases can be shipped on a subscription basis. Select retailers in the United States also offer this food in-store. The serving sizes are listed on the box.

          Evermore crafts its recipes using “a rainbow array of color” as a way to include a variety of ingredients that have all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Evermore is a smaller business compared to some of the other fresh dog food brands, and they partner with local rescues to provide food to foster dogs.

          Benefits:

          • Compact packaging
          • Ships to your door and is available at some stores
          • Good for sensitive dogs
          • Donates food to foster dogs
          • Sources ingredients from humane and sustainable operations

          How to Transition Your Pit Bull‘s Food

          When you switch your Pit Bull to a drastically different diet, there’s a chance they could get sick. So, if you switch your dog from kibble to fresh food, their tummy may not react well. Even though fresh dog food uses healthy human-grade ingredients, it’s drastically different than your dog’s dry food. Thus, you’ll need to carefully transition them to the new food to avoid digestive problems.

          Many of the brands have information on how to transition the food on their website, and their customer service teams may be willing to give you advice too. But here’s a general schedule you can follow when transitioning your dog to a new diet:

          • Days 1 and 2: 80% old food, 20% new food
          • Days 3 and 4: 60% old food, 40% new food
          • Days 5 and 6: 40% old food, 60% new food
          • Days 7 and 8: 20% old food, 80% new food
          • Day 9: 100% new food

          This is a more cautious schedule, but the more gradual the transition is, the less likely your Pit Bull will react negatively. You can adjust this schedule based on your pup’s needs. If your dog is more sensitive to new foods, you may want to make the transition even more gradual. On the other hand, if your dog rarely has digestion problems, the process doesn’t have to be as slow. It all depends on your furry friend’s specific needs.

          Dog eating out of bowl

          Choosing the Best Fresh Dog Food

          The best fresh dog food will be different for every dog. Look at the benefits of all the brands mentioned above to help you decide which one will be the healthiest and most appealing for your Pit Bull pup.

          Fresh dog food is great for your furry friend because it has natural ingredients you can feel comfortable giving your pup. Many brands will make the process even easier by shipping customized meals right to your door.

          If you’ve been thinking about improving your Pit Bull‘s diet, consider switching them to a fresh dog food brand to reap the health, taste, and convenience benefits.

          Related: Best Dehydrated Dog Foods of 2022

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          Common Pet First Aid Kit Items

          A pet first aid kit should be stocked with items that will allow you to treat common injuries and illnesses.

          Some items to consider include:
          1. Gauze
          2. Adhesive tape
          3. Scissors
          4. Tweezers
          5. Sterile non-adhesive dressings
          6. Antiseptic wipes
          7. Cotton balls
          8. Cotton swabs
          9. Hydrogen peroxide
          10. Syringes
          11. Sterile saline solution
          12. Thermometer
          13. Gloves
          14. Wraps
          15. Pet-safe ice pack
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          How Do I Know If My Pet Is Injured Or Ill?

          It’s important to be able to recognize when your pet is injured or ill. Some common signs of illness or injury include:

          • Lethargy

          • Loss of appetite

          • Vomiting

          • Diarrhea

          • Excessive thirst or urination

          • Pale gums

          • Breathing difficulties

          • Unusual behavior

          If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to seek professional veterinary care as soon as possible.

          Check out: My Dog Stepped On A Bee: What Should I Do?

          6 Common Pet Emergencies

          When emergencies happen with our furry friends, it can be a scary situation for both them and their owners.

          Some common problems that might arise, and in which you could use your pet first aid kit, include:

          1. Bleeding

          If your pet is bleeding, it’s important to control the bleeding as soon as possible.

          1. Apply direct pressure to the wound with a clean cloth.

          2. If the bleeding is severe, seek professional veterinary care immediately.

          2. Burns

          10% of all pets in the US will get burned at some point, so it’s important to know what you should do if your pet gets a burn.

          Pets can suffer from both thermal (heat) and chemical burns. 

          1. You can ease your pet’s pain by removing them from the source of their burn and applying cool water to it for 5-10 minutes.

          2. Do not use ice, as this can cause further tissue damage.

          3. Apply ointments/creams that are specifically made for animals' burns!

          4. Seek professional veterinary care as soon as possible.

          3. Choking

          The list of things that can choke your pet is long and includes everything from toys to bones. But if you think he or she might be suffering from an obstruction, you need to act quickly.
          1. One of the first things you might notice if your dog has trouble with a small amount of food, or something else, being stuck is coughing, as he tries to exhume it.
          2. He may also have difficulty inhaling and cannot recover for quite some time after this event occurred - even unconsciousness isn't uncommon in certain cases!
          3. Some dogs panic when they can't breathe, and this is usually due to food lodging in their throats. Be careful with how you approach your dog because he may bite if scared or anxious — but don’t worry! You are the one who keeps him safe by checking for obstructions that could cause harm before anything else happens (like injury).
          4. If there's something blocking his airways, then just swipe away at it gently, so he'll be able to find another breath again soon enough.
          5. The Heimlich maneuver is a life-saving technique for people, but it can also be used to save your dog from choking.

          Heimlich Maneuver For Little Dogs

          PetMD suggests carefully turning over little dogs and putting pressure on their upper abdomen; this will allow you easier access into what seems like an impossible spot!

          Heimlich Maneuver For Big Dogs

          For larger breeds, just put both arms around him/her (tightly) so they join at his stomach area before making fists with hands.
          Then push up & forward, just like how we would if saving human lives.

          4. Heatstroke

          Heatstroke occurs when a pet’s body temperature becomes too high. Pets can suffer from heatstroke if they are left in a hot car or if they are overexerted in hot weather.
          Signs of heatstroke
          • Excessive panting
          • Drooling
          • Vomiting.

          ➡️ If you think your pet has heatstroke, it’s important to move them to a cool area and to seek professional veterinary care immediately.

          5. Poisoning

          The world is a dangerous place for our furry friends. The list of things that could poison your pet seems endless, but there are some common ones you should be aware of, including plants and chemicals as well as medications!
          If you notice any strange behavior from them or find evidence on their fur after an interaction with something potentially harmful like this--it’s important to call up the vet immediately, so they can figure out what happened before it causes anything more severe than just being sickened by whatever GDDRmed substance(s) may have been involved in causing said illnesses/injuries.

          6. Seizures

          Seizures are a common cause for emergency veterinary visits. They can be caused by many different things, such as low blood sugar or electrolyte abnormalities that occur when your pet's diet does not contain enough nutrients to maintain healthy levels in their body—which could lead them into seizures if left untreated!
          ➡️ Note: never attempt self-care advice on what actions you should take during an episode because this may result in hazardous consequences, like causing further injury.

          Pet First Aid Techniques You Should Know

          There are a variety of pet first aid techniques that can be used to treat common injuries and illnesses. Let's take a quick look at them.

          Pet CPR

          CPR can be used to treat pets that are not breathing or have no heartbeat. It’s important to seek professional veterinary care immediately if