The Dog Visitor & News Magazine 2022 & : Dog Breeds https://thedogvisitor.com/rss/category/dog-breeds The Dog Visitor & News Magazine 2022 & : Dog Breeds en Copyright 2022 thedogvisitor.com & All Rights Reserved. 7 Games To Play With Puppy That Teach Him Essential Skills https://thedogvisitor.com/7-games-to-play-with-puppy-that-teach-him-essential-skills https://thedogvisitor.com/7-games-to-play-with-puppy-that-teach-him-essential-skills Puppy games are incredibly fun, for both you and your little one. These games are a playful way to start exercising your new puppy while teaching him to become socialized, friendly, obedient and calm.

Just like babies, even puppies spend most of their day sleeping. However, they are quite energetic and refreshed when they wake up. Playing games can be effective to utilize that energy, bond with your newly adopted puppy and also teach them important life skills right from a very young age.

So, here are some fun games that you can play with your little pooch.

Name Game: The objective of this game is to teach your pup to look at you whenever you say its name. Say your pup’s name loudly in different tones. When he responds and looks at you, reward him with a treat. Keep on repeating this until he looks at you consistently. First, start playing this game at home where there is no noise. Then, try it when you take your pup on a walk in the park where there is a lot of noise and distraction. Teaching your pup to respond whenever you take his name is a basic training command.

Hide & Seek: Wasn’t this your favourite childhood gamer? Guess what? Even your dog loves this game! It is the best game to teach recall commands and real-life skills to your dog. Start playing this game at your home. Hide in another room and use their name or the command “come” to let them find you. Once your pup finds you, offer them treats and a lot of praise. You can hide further away so that your dog has to search the whole home to find you. If your dog is comfortable finding you, increase the difficulty level of this game. Play this game in your society premises or a park by hiding nearby. Ask a friend to distract your dog when you hide. Call your dog and ask him to start the search.

If there’s ever a moment when you and your dog get separated, the hide-and-seek game will prepare your dog to not panic and learn that finding you is a fun activity.

Tug of War: This is another great game to play with your pooch, as it is mentally stimulating, and physically tiring and teaches impulse control commands to your pup. Use a toy that is specifically made for playing tug of war. If your pooch picks up a cloth or socks, immediately end the game so that he learns his mistake. Use this game to teach your puppy some commands like “Drop it” or “Leave it”. When he drops the toy, reward him with a treat. Slowly, he will understand that dropping a toy can earn him a treat. Also, stop the game immediately if you notice your pup getting aggressive. If his teeth touch your hand, drop the toy. Your puppy will not learn these things in the first seating. It will take some time before he understands that biting is not allowed and that he has to drop the toy when instructed to do so. Finally, let your puppy win at times so that he is motivated to play.

Find the Treats:  Find the Treats is a good game to hone the sniffing ability of your dogs and increase their focus. Ask a family member to hold the dog when you hid a treat. Use the command “find it” to start the game. When you are starting, hide it at a place that is easy to find. Your puppy can use the sense of smell and sight to find the treat. A dog’s sense of smell is 1000-10,000 times stronger than a human’s. When you play this game, you are optimizing your dog’s most evolved skill, which for him is quite satisfying. Over time, you can increase the difficulty level of this game by hiding the treat in another room or at places your dog cannot see.

Touch Me:  Touching your puppy every day will be a part of his upbringing. You will have to touch him frequently for various reasons like grooming, checking ticks and fleas, vet visits, etc. Hence, your dog must learn to tolerate being touched. So, it is important to run your hands over his coat every day. Massage his back, shoulders and paws. Touch his tail and remove any dirt from the ears. Lift his lips to examine the teeth. If you do this daily, your puppy will know that being examined is a part of the play session.

Agility Games: These games are meant to physically exercise the puppy and help them gain confidence. You can start the agility games by having your puppy jump over a small object. Create an obstacle in your living room with blankets and pillows and challenge your puppy to cross that. Puppies love this challenge of jumping, clearing obstacles and being praised. In these agility games, you can even teach your puppy to climb stairs and be comfortable being on the leash.

Sprinkler Games: Some puppies dislike water and the idea of bathing. Sprinkler games accustom your puppy to getting wet and being splashed. These games are also a good entertainment option during the summer months when you and your puppy want to beat the summer heat. If you want to bathe a dirty dog after a tiring physical exercise, you would want your puppy to tolerate water. Sprinkler games and doggie pools teach your puppy to get used to being cleaned and bathed.

Bottom Line: Playing these simple games can strengthen your bond with your pooch and teach them important life skills. These game sessions should only last a few minutes a day. End the game if you see your puppy getting bored or fatigued. Make sure your fido is always excited to play and is having fun while playing and learning. This will keep him motivated and ready to play again next time.

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Hobbs in Texas& MOVING TO AVAILABLE SOON! https://thedogvisitor.com/hobbs-in-texas-moving-to-available-soon https://thedogvisitor.com/hobbs-in-texas-moving-to-available-soon

Hobbs is not yet ready for adoption. We are still evaluating his personality and addressing his medical needs. An email notification will be sent when he becomes ready for adoption. If you wish to receive the notification, please sign up for our mailing list at the top of the front page of our website. Adoption fees are set at the time a dog goes available and applications can only be submitted at that time. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates on Hobbs!

Hello everyone! Allow us to introduce Hobbs to the Village!!

 

Hobbs is a gentle giant weighing a plump 29 pounds at almost 2 years old. He is a happy, healthy dog who is dying to be the center of attention. His hobbies include splooting, head scratches, and chasing the vacuum. He is super sweet to all humans, even littles!

 

Hobbs is housebroken but does mark inside. His foster family is hopeful that neutering him will help with the marking. He is crate trained, remaining calm and quiet for the short periods of time that he has been in his crate in his foster home. He tends to still pull on the leash during walks, though, so he will require additional training in this area. He gets along with other dogs, but it is not known how he would do with cats.

 

He is an independent fella except for when being outside to potty. He likes to have company for this. ???? He is not a lap dog and is actually quite the busy bee. Hobbs will make a great addition to a family, big or small, once he becomes available for adoption! Keep an eye out for when he is ready!

We greatly appreciate any and all donations! $400 will help us provide Hobbs with some basic essentials, such as a leash and food, as well as help us cover some of his vet bills.

You can also Venmo us @FrenchBulldogVillage or text "DONATEFBV" to 44321 to donate through our secure link!

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Sun, 27 Nov 2022 19:08:17 -0800 Dog-Fancier
Are fish and fish oils safe for my dog? https://thedogvisitor.com/are-fish-and-fish-oils-safe-for-my-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/are-fish-and-fish-oils-safe-for-my-dog Are fish and fish oils safe for my dog?

Not so long ago fish and fish based Omega-3 oils were the cornerstone of good health, and considered to be safe and abundant. Unfortunately, times have changed, and finding a good source of sustainable, mercury and radioactive pollution-free Omega-3 is not unlike looking for a needle in a haystack.

Ocean pollution has reached unprecedented levels, which prompted me to look for an inexpensive low-cost method for determining levels of heavy metals and healthy minerals in the body. Hair testing was exactly what I was looking for.

Is there a connection between high mercury levels and epilepsy?

When I started comparing the results of dogs with high mercury levels, I noticed one of these dogs also had a history of seizures, which made me curious. I went back through the files of my other epilepsy patients and found several other dogs that were on a fish diet had epilepsy. The HairQ Test results of many of these dogs also showed abnormal mercury levels.

Tens of thousands of tests later, I have gained a better understanding of just how unsafe fish is. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and its connection to epilepsy should be no surprise. Here are more details of clinical symptoms induced by mercury toxicity.

There also appears to be a link between elevated levels of radioactive strontium 90 in dogs eating sardines.

Below are a few examples: (if you are viewing this email on your mobile device, you will need to download images)

 

Is there a way to eliminate mercury and other toxins from your dog’s body?

There is a general misconception that it takes a long time to eliminate mercury from the body. In practice, I've seen many most dogs reduce their mercury levels to normal by using the following

5 STEP MERCURY CLEANSE PLAN

  1. Stop feeding fish and fish treats. If you give fish oils, ensure they come from a mercury-free source. 

  2. If you're wondering what your dog's mercury levels are, test your dog's hair using a HairQ Test. I recommend running a test once or twice a year, depending on previous test results. 

  3. Ideally avoid kibble, canned food, or low-grade meat. Remember that cheap meat is produced by feeding cheap feed, which often comes from third-world countries where quality control can be much lower. Such feed is more likely to be contaminated. 

  4. Stop feeding fish or dehydrated liver treats. If you've been feeding fish or dehydrated liver treats, you can give your dog a HairQ Test to see what their contamination level is. As a side note - liver is the detoxification organ of the body and feeding even small amounts of dehydrated liver can add up over time. 

  5. Start a six week course of Liver Support and Cleanse (LiverTune) - an herbal formula cleanse that I recommend doing every six months (use for four weeks for follow-up cleanses). 

    Detox and Cleanse for dogs

       

      SHOULD OTHER SUPPLEMENTS BE GIVEN DURING A CLEANSE?
      • If your dog has been getting the essential supplements prior to the cleanse, there is no need to stop providing them during the cleanse.

      • If your dog has never been on any supplements, there is a benefit to supplementing trace minerals and vitamins, as they play a key role in the detox process. Vitamins boost the enzymatic pathways and minerals have the ability to push heavy metals out of the body.  
      • Refer to the Healthy Dog Tool for more information on what supplements are suitable for your dog.
      How often do you need to repeat the cleanse? 

      The cleanse repetition depends partially on the level of toxicity. Generally, I take my dog through a cleanse every six months, however, it can be done more frequently if your dog’s HairQ Test confirms that mercury levels are high.

      Most people notice the positive effects on their dogs’ health, such as a rise in energy levels, better mobility, good digestion, endurance, stamina, skin and coat health, and improved immune system function

      Is it good to repeat the HairQ Test?

      If your dog has a history of elevated mercury levels before doing a cleanse, it is good to wait about 4 months and then check your dog’s levels by doing a HairQ Test again. If the levels do not change, it is important to look into other potential sources of heavy metal exposure, such as treats, or water.

      Is molecular filtration a solution to eliminate mercury from oils?

      At first glance this could a be a good solution, however, oil high in mercury is more likely to contain other accumulated chemicals that may not be filtered out.

      However, even with a highly efficient molecular filtration process, one issue remains, and that is overfishing and fish stock depletion which must not be ignored.

      What are the alternatives to fish based oils?

      A few years back, I was faced with this question. I knew that Omega-3s were important, yet I didn’t want to give my dog fish oils.

      It took two years to find a sustainable mercury free source, click for more info.

      Further reading on this topic:

      Toxicokinetics of mercury in blood compartments and hair of fish-fed sled dogs (2011)

      Distribution of dietary mercury in a dog. Quantitation and localization of total mercury in organs and central nervous system (1989)

      Low dose mercury toxicity and human health (2005)

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      Fri, 25 Nov 2022 10:36:39 -0800 Dog-Fancier
      8 Tips to Keep Dogs & Cats Comfortable During Winters https://thedogvisitor.com/8-tips-to-keep-dogs-cats-comfortable-during-winters https://thedogvisitor.com/8-tips-to-keep-dogs-cats-comfortable-during-winters Keep Dogs & Cats Comfortable During Winters

      Winters are a time where we humans are most concerned about our health and do all the things possible to keep us safe from the cold wave. The same care is needed for pets like dogs and cats as they only have their skin to protect themselves during the winters. Some of the signs that show your pets are too cold are shaking, shivering, barking, showing reluctance to walk etc.

      In this article, you will see some of the best tips to keep your beloved pets in good health during winters and also ensure good warmth as well. If you can follow the given tips, your pets will enjoy their winters and also will be able to keep good health too.

      So let us get started,

      1) Restrict Outdoor Time

      Winters are a time where the skins of both dogs and cats need to be protected from frost bites. Frostbite is essentially damage in tissue that happens in extreme cold when temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This condition is not only painful to the pets but can be damaging to their overall health as well. Hence, the duration of your pets playing outside should be considerably reduced in winters. Also, it would be best if you can accompany your pets during walks during cold weathers as you would be aware of the temperature levels.

      2) Get Good Winter Wears

      Nothing can beat the cold like some cosy sweaters and jackets that add an extra layer of warmth and comfort in pets. Winter Wears are a necessity especially for senior dogs and cats as they have a weak immune system to fight against the cold. In fact older pets need sweaters even when they are staying indoors.

      Having said that, you should also not force large dogs with thick skin to wear winter clothes as they can keep themselves warm with their skin. Their thick skin is designed to resist cold temperatures and they generally do fine without the sweaters. If you feel the temperature is too low, you can put light clothes on them.

      Click Here to Buy Good Winter Wear For Pets

      3) Groom them Regularly

      There is a popular myth among dog and cat owners that their pets don’t really get dirty during winters and hence they don’t need grooming. This is absolutely not true as pets get equally dirty in winters as in summers and they need the same amount of grooming during this season as well.  In winters, your pet’s undercoat helps them to keep warm and when you don’t groom them, their undercoat can become dirty and matted. You don’t want this to happen as this condition makes your pet lose their insulating ability which in turn decreases their overall immunity.

      Buy high quality shampoos & conditioners to keep your pet’s skin healthy and shiny. To avoid skin allergies and dermatitis in them, consider buying some good moisturisers that soften their skin and reduce itching as well.

      Click Here to Buy Pet Grooming Products

      4) Inspect their Paws

      Dogs can gather winter salts in their paws when they are walking outside during winters. These winter salts can irritate your dog’s paws and cause chemical burns as well. If ingested, the same winter salts can cause mouth burns and gastrointestinal problems in the pets. This is why paw care is too important when it comes to the winter care of both cats and dogs.

      After every walk outside during winters, you should wash your pet’s feet thoroughly. Even better, consider using dog shoes that effectively protect your dog’s feet from winter salts and frostbites.

      Click Here to Buy Pet Paw Care Products

      5) Watch Out For Unusual Signs

      Dogs can develop Hypothermia, a medical condition that occurs when their core body temperature falls too low. It can cause problems with heart and blood flow, breathing and immunity of the dogs as well. This is why dog owners should stay alert when the temperature is low, especially during peak winters.

      One should always be aware of some critical signs in winter where they can sense discomfort in pets. Some clear signs of Hypothermia in pets are Whining, Shivering, Anxiety, Slowing down and Searching for places to burrow etc. Once you have noticed these signs, you should report to the veterinarian without any further delay.

      6) Refrain From Overfeeding

      While it is true that your pets need an extra layer to keep themselves warm and cosy, it should be from their coat and not from body fats. Many pet owners overfeed their dogs and cats thinking that it will protect them from the cold. This is completely false and in fact, this tendency of overfeeding can prove disastrous for your pets.

      In winters, the calories you are feeding your dogs and cats should be equal to their activity level only. You can consider feeding raw meat to the pets during winters as it keeps good energy and a healthy skin on them.

      7) Ensure Excellent Hydration

      It might sound counterintuitive but did you know pets dehydrate just as quickly in winters as in summer? This is because the air inside and outside the house gets drier during the cold weather which makes your pets crave for more water. Always ensure a constant supply of water near the pets and regularly replenish the water in the bowl before it gets too cold to drink. Also, be conscious of their skin condition and consult your vet immediately if you see dry or flaky skin.

      8) Do not Bring Heaters Near to Them

      In winters, your pets may try to get too close to the heaters for it gives them comfort as well as warmth. This habit leaves them too vulnerable to harmful burns which are often caused by radiators. Hence, both dog and cat owners should always check if there is a safe distance between the heat source and their pet. If you have a fireplace, consider installing a fireguard screen that prevents heat burns in the pets while ensuring they eat the ashes as well.

      So you have seen some of the highly essential tips that ensure both warmth and excellent health in both dogs and cats. While you care for your lovely pets, do spare some thoughts to the strays outside as they are even more vulnerable to the cold outside. Providing them with old blankets and sweaters can go a long way in helping them fight the cold weather in winters.

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      Fri, 25 Nov 2022 06:48:14 -0800 Dog-Fancier
      Jonangi Indian Dog Breed – The Complete Guide https://thedogvisitor.com/jonangi-indian-dog-breed-the-complete-guide https://thedogvisitor.com/jonangi-indian-dog-breed-the-complete-guide Introduction  

      India is known as an Incredible country which various astonishing features. Though with time and the post-colonial era various treasures came almost to extinction. One of them is considered to be the Jonangi dog breed. Once in sizeable numbers throughout the southern region is now in rare availability all over India.  

      Jonangi dog breeds are indigenous to Andhra Pradesh’s Kolleru region, where they were once widely distributed west of the state’s Godavari and Krishna districts, close by to the Kolleru Lake. In the primitive era, Jonangi served as watchdogs and part of the herding community. The Jonangi is an ancient breed that resembles the bull terrier in certain ways.  

      History of Jonangi  

      The Jonangi is a traditional Indian grazing dog that is known to be still employed for its original function in rural areas. The name of this breed goes back to a primitive tribe situated in Andhra Pradesh. The Jonangi people.  

      Although the Jonangi’s precise ancestry is uncertain, the breed is estimated to be several hundred years old. The Rajapalayam, another Indian hunting breed, is thought by some to be an ancestor of the Jonangi. Others think the breed is a cross between the Rajapalayam and Rampur hounds. Whatever its precise ancestry, the Jonangi is a breed that is exclusively Indian and well-adapted to endure the country’s harsh climate. 

      Personality  

      Jonangi is one owner-oriented pet. They have either one pet parent or one family. Innocent and agile, Jonangi isn’t considered smart or intelligent like a German Shepherd or lab. It’s important to note that Jonangi originated being a dog for the herding community and enjoys brisk running and playing around the fields. For the same, apartment life is not highly suitable for them due to the area constrain.  

      It is important to note all these factors whenever planning to bring a new pet into your house. Nonetheless, love for an innocent being cannot prevent us from welcoming them into our lives. And if you’re one of those pet parents who reside in the apartments make sure to take yours for fulfilling a daily quota of activities. Take them out for playing sports or running.  

      Height and weight  

      Jonangi is a very athletic breed with a height of 18-22 inches in both male and female dogs. Weight of 25-39 kilograms in males; 20-29 kilograms in females. 

      Life Expectancy  

      The life expectancy of the Jonangi breed is 10-14 years. The idea of adopting or purchasing a dog breed with a longer lifespan may occur to you after hearing about the average lifespan of dogs. The diet and attention a dog receives have a big impact on how long they live. However, genetics do have a significant impact. 

      Temperament 

      The Jonangi dog breed is an individual or family-based dog. With its lengthy strides and agility, it can travel great distances. The majority of Jonangi’s make wonderful working partners, guarding sizable fields and homes. They have been observed living peacefully alongside farm animals like chickens, goats, sheep, and cattle. Jonangi enjoys digging deep and making soil pits spending hours in them.  

      When raised with positive training and given the right socialization as puppies, Jonangi matured into a self-assured adult. They make great family friends and get along nicely with kids. 

      Jonangi Dog Breed Price in India  

      The price range of the Jonangi Dog breed is Rs 3000 – Rs 10000. You might find a huge variation in the price range because of the breeder. This breed is limited in number and not widely known by the general public or Indian dog kennels. 

      How to Feed & Care Jonangi Dog   

      Jonangi can survive on a diet of meat and vegetables provided three times daily. However, you will need to adjust the amount based on their age and level of activity. This breed has the ability to survive, for a very long time Jonangi’s have fought on their own all the harsh nature’s perils. Once herding was discontinued it became tough for Jonangi’s dog breed, and the people of the herding community left the herding as their daily practice.  

      Grooming Tips For Jonangi  

      The Jonangi requires very minimal care because they are a short-haired breed. Being a breed that likes cleanliness, they merely require weekly brushing and nail trimming to maintain their good looks. They won’t require too many baths too; once a month should be sufficient. 

      Jonangi breed can easily adapt to any region of the country because they were developed in the tropical environment of India. They are already a strong breed in terms of health, having strengthened their defenses against practically all canine-related illnesses over the course of years of cross-breeding. 

      Because of these factors, your pet Jonangi won’t need to see the doctor as frequently. To keep them warm throughout the winter, you will need to provide doggy jackets and boots because this breed is better suited to a warmer climate. 

      Training Skills 

      One of the easiest dog breeds to train, though Jonangi aren’t considered smart yet it’s very easy to train them. The biggest error you might make is to estimate a Jonangi’s endurance based solely on its size. Although neither particularly huge nor petite, this breed is very agile and has little balls of fire.  

      In order to properly care for the Jonangi dog breed, you must match their energy level, walk them twice daily (once they are adults), and allow them to play on your property. In order to release all that tension, if they are not sufficiently engaged, they may begin compulsively digging holes in your yard. 

      The Jonangi isn’t the smartest breed out there when it comes to training. They are loyal to a fault though, and they do have sharp instincts. 

      Some Health Issues With Jonangi Dog

      This breed of dog is hardy and accustomed to surviving in challenging conditions. Although he won’t have many inherited diseases, it still pays to be aware of some of the more widespread canine ailments that he might contract. 

      Ear Infections

      Dogs frequently develop ear infections, which can be brought on by ear mites, germs in the ear canal, and allergies. Your Jonangi may be swaying or tilting his head, continuously scratching his ear, unsteadiness, or possibly emitting a foul stench from his discharged ear. As soon as you suspect he has an ear infection, take him to the veterinarian. 

      Lower Urinary Tract Problems and Infections 

      This lower urinary system issue in dogs might be completely incapacitating for your dog. There are numerous issues that might make your pet experience this issue and result in illnesses like incontinence. 

      Urinary tract issues are more common in older dogs and those who have diabetes. Your dog will struggle to urinate and may even yell in pain. There could be dribbling pee as well as highly hazy or even blood-filled urine. Other symptoms may include nausea, fatigue, back discomfort, weight loss, and changes in appetite. For immediate medical attention, consult your veterinarian. A medical emergency has occurred. 

      Hip dysplasia 

      In many dogs, this is a frequent health problem, but Jonangi dogs are more prone to it. Hip dysplasia is a disorder that deteriorates the hip joint. This may result in discomfort, limping, and ultimately arthritis. 

      Arthritis

      Any dog’s joints can sustain a lot of stress, which might result in injuries. Your dog may appear to be acting differently and having trouble with routine tasks. He might even be limping. Your veterinarian will look at things like food and weight management in an effort to avoid surgery. Additionally, there are drugs, anti-inflammatories, and painkillers. 

      Eye problems 

      Jonangi dogs are also prone to eye conditions including glaucoma and cataracts. Make sure to routinely have your dog’s eyes examined by a veterinarian. You can get a consultation for your Jonangi through our Vet on Call service.  

      Facts  

      Jonangi enjoys knowing the roots! Yes, you read it right – this breed passionately enjoys digging soil and spending their time in the dug pits.  

      The Jonangi breed is very diverse as a result of cross-breeding with other canines. With biscuits and chocolate in between, colors might range from fawn to black and white. They can vary greatly even within the same litter, perhaps being spotty or piebald. 

      Conclusion

      Kolleru’s diligent breeders are working hard to save the nearly extinct breed. The Jonangi dog breed deserves to become more well-known due to its kindness and suitability as a family pet, but that doesn’t seem likely at the time. It’s a tough journey and a long one.  

      They appear to be developing new guard dog roles, which might prevent the extinction of the breed. That might also be helpful because they make good pets. 

      Frequently asked questions: 

      Q. Does Jonangi’s dog breed considered healthy? 

      It is hard to find conclusive data on Jonangi’s health. However, they seem to be a healthful breed with minimal inherited illnesses. 

      Q. Where is Jonangi commonly found? 

       Jonangi is found in the southern region of India from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. 

      Q. Does Jonangi shed? 

      With a very minimum hair coat, Jonangi does not shed at all. This breed is very convenient to keep as a pet.  

      Q. Can Jonangi adapt apartment life? 

      Swift and agile, Jonangi enjoys running sessions and is quite obsessive about digging pit holes. Apartment life is not suitable  

      Q. Is it true Jonangi enjoys fishing? 

      In order to survive, the Jonangi dog breed developed its special fishing techniques, which are now seen as a pest by the local fish farmers. 

      The post Jonangi Indian Dog Breed – The Complete Guide appeared first on Petofy.

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      Fri, 25 Nov 2022 06:26:24 -0800 Dog-Fancier
      Everything About Therapy Dogs For Students To Relieve Stress https://thedogvisitor.com/everything-about-therapy-dogs-for-students-to-relieve-stress https://thedogvisitor.com/everything-about-therapy-dogs-for-students-to-relieve-stress Everything About Therapy Dogs For Students To Relieve Stress

      Nature has given us good loyal friends that help humans in many situations. They do services, make us feel secure, and give us positive emotions. But have you ever wondered what it takes to grow up a trusted therapy dog? A little spoiler: it is a life story of love and devotion. We collected all the interesting facts about therapy dogs. So get comfortable, and let’s read!

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      What are therapy dogs?

      Dogs make great therapy animals because of their innate ability to provide comfort and support. They are non-judgmental, accepting, and loving creatures. Moreover, therapy dogs are assistance animals specifically trained to provide comfort and support to people coping with anxiety, stress, trauma, or other mental health issues.  

      There are many various breeds of dogs, but some of the most popular choices include Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Poodles, chosen for their combination of intelligence and ability to learn quickly.

      Where may the dogs be helpers?

      According to Rated by Students, writing services reviewers, therapy dogs are typically brought into schools, hospitals, prisons, and other settings where they can provide emotional support to people dealing with difficult life circumstances. Besides, these furry friends can offer much-needed companionship, improve social interactions, and promote positivity. 

      What do they do for students?

      Having a therapy dog around for students struggling with school challenges makes a big difference. These gentle creatures can provide a sense of calm and reassurance during difficult times and help students feel more connected to their classmates and teachers. For example, in one study, university students who used therapy dogs reported feeling less stressed and more connected to their campus community. 

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      The benefits of having therapy dogs in schools

      There’s no doubt that going to school can be stressful. A lot  weighs on a student’s mind, from tests and assignments to social pressures. However, a straightforward way to help relieve some of that stress is with therapy dogs.They have  so much to share with people, it’s no wonder therapy dogs are becoming an increasingly popular addition to schools across the country.

      Which is  why more and more schools are incorporating therapy dogs into their programs. Not only do the dogs provide a welcome distraction from academic pressures, but they also offer a sense of comfort and companionship. As a result, many students look forward to their therapy dog visits as one of the highlights of their day.

      How to be a responsible dog handler in a school setting

      As a therapy dog handler, you must be accountable and take the necessary precautions to ensure your dog’s safety and those around you. Here are some tips on how to be a trusted therapy dog handler in a school setting:

      1. Be sure you know everything about your dog, including any medical conditions or sensitivities that may be important for the staff. For example, what things may your dog feel scared or distracted about? So, try to avoid them.
      2. Always keep your dog on a leash in public areas, and clean up after him if he messes.
      3. Be respectful of the school staff and faculty, and follow all rules and regulations regarding therapy dogs.

      Following these simple tips will ensure that therapy dogs are a positive experience for everyone involved.

      What kind of training is required for therapy dogs

      Training for a therapy dog is more complex than one might think. While all dogs need the training to be well-behaved, therapy dogs must meet a higher standard. For example, they must be able to remain calm and focused in various situations, and they must be comfortable around strangers. 

      In addition, therapy dogs must be able to follow basic commands and respond to hand signals. These requirements are necessary to ensure  safe interactions between the dogs and people . As a result, prospective therapy dog owners should be prepared to commit time and effort to training their pets. Only then will they be able to provide comfort and joy to those in need.

      How to get involved with therapy dog programs in your area

      Have you ever thought about how you could get involved with therapy dog programs in your area? It’s relatively easy to find a program to train a therapy dog. The most important thing is to find a reputable program with experienced specialists.

      Tip to apply for the therapy dog program

      Top Writing Reviews, which shares valuable reviews on writing services, reveals some steps to get started: Once you find a program, the next step is to fill out an application and submit it along with a recent photo of your dog. After your application is approved, you will be required to attend a training course. 

      What is the course about?

      The course will cover topics such as how to safely handle and interact with therapy dogs, grooming and care requirements, and basic obedience commands. If you need someone to help you set the knowledge in order, here are the tips on delegating research writing to good writers. Upon completing the training course, you and your dog will be ready to start making a difference in the lives of others!

      Conclusion

      Therapy dogs provide many benefits for students, from helping them relieve stress to improving their academic performance. If you’re interested in becoming a therapy dog handler, remember that the most important thing is to learn and educate yourself to become the best possible partner for your furry friend. Thanks for reading!

      The post Everything About Therapy Dogs For Students To Relieve Stress appeared first on Oliver Pet Care.

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      Fri, 25 Nov 2022 00:54:00 -0800 Dog-Fancier
      Happy Thanksgiving from the Huskies! #shorts https://thedogvisitor.com/happy-thanksgiving-from-the-huskies-shorts https://thedogvisitor.com/happy-thanksgiving-from-the-huskies-shorts
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      10 Holiday Pet Safety Tips https://thedogvisitor.com/10-holiday-pet-safety-tips https://thedogvisitor.com/10-holiday-pet-safety-tips holiday dangers for pets

      The holidays are a busy and exciting time, but your pets may not always be the first thing on your mind during this season. While many pets are adaptable to the holidays and can find them exciting, just like you do, there are some hazards you will want to look out for to make this season safe and fun for everyone. 

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      Thu, 24 Nov 2022 08:08:09 -0800 Dog-Fancier
      What is the correct ratio of calcium and phosphorus for dogs? https://thedogvisitor.com/what-is-the-correct-ratio-of-calcium-and-phosphorus-for-dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/what-is-the-correct-ratio-of-calcium-and-phosphorus-for-dogs
    1. 1. Introduction
      • 2. What is the correct ratio of Calcium and Phosphorus for dogs?
      • 3. How to balance a raw diet
      • 4. Is there any healthy kibble for dogs?
        • 5. How to prepare healthy natural dog food
          • Introduction

            In the 30 years of working as a vet, I have learned that repetition is at the core of achieving great health. I sometimes go out and talk to dog lovers undercover on my walks not telling them I am a vet. It is fun because that way they’re more open to share their experiences with their dogs and veterinarians, and I can see more clearly what I need to write about. 


            You may have not thought about it, but most vets, myself included, don’t really know what is going on in the exam rooms. It is because we usually do not need to go and see a veterinarian ????. But sometimes I wish I was a fly on the wall, to hear what my colleagues say and why many of you tell me my approach to medicine is different.

            There are two areas that concern me the most, based on my “undercover” discussions with dog lovers: Nutrition and Vaccination. Today, I will focus on nutrition and especially the calcium/phosphorus ratio in food in puppies and adult dogs.

            What is the correct ratio of calcium and phosphorus for dogs?

            It is actually surprising how hard it is to come across clearly stated Ca/P ratio recommendations supported by research. Based on the Merck Veterinary Manual, the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) considers the following levels of Calcium and Phosphorus as acceptable:

             

            Puppies after weaning:

            A wide range of 2-18 g of Calcium per 1000 calories (with the recommended amount of 3 g) and 2.5 g of Phosphorus per 1000 calories.

            Adult Dogs:

            Minimum of 0.5 g of Calcium per 1000 calories (with the recommended amount of 1g) and 0.75 gm of Phosphorus per 1000 calories.

            To make the numbers clearer I have created the following table:

            Ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus

            The Merck Veterinary Manual also states that the amounts of nutrients may need to be modified up or down by 30%, which makes these figures vague. To make this even more confusing for well-intended dog lovers and pet food manufacturers, not every food digests the same way. For example, calories in meat are much more available than calories in fillers, such as cellulose, which is very common.

            Even if dog food contains the recommended amounts and ratios of Calcium and Phosphorus, dry food is much more calorie-dense, which results in overfeeding, fast growth and bone and joint growth issues.

            Naturally, all of this makes the decision about what kibble to choose very difficult for well-meaning and caring dog lovers because there are too many variables and a dog's individual nutrient requirements also need to be considered.

            I have seen many people experience a great deal of anxiety and worry, and I understand why. We veterinarians, along with pet food companies, have made dog nutrition extremely complicated, and the recommendations practically impossible to apply in real life.

            Who knows if this is or is not intentional, but the result is everlasting confusion, endless debates and most of all unnecessary suffering of puppies and adult dogs. 

            For many decades, the education of veterinarians in the field of nutrition has been done under the influence of processed pet food manufacturers who are in the business of selling kibble. For example, the Global Nutrition Committee that has been active at events such as WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) conferences educates veterinarians in the field of small animal nutrition. The problem is that this committee is sponsored by 3 large processed pet food manufacturers, which makes it less credible in providing unbiased information. https://wsava.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/GNC-Report-2019.pdf

            Can you ensure the correct ratio of calcium to phosphorus in your dog's food?

            For most dog lovers, it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to verify that their dog’s kibble contains the right ratio of Calcium and Phosphorus in connection with ME (metabolizable energy), based on the calorie availability (for example, meat vs. cellulose).

            As I mentioned above, cellulose (wood chips), or other forms of fibre and indigestible diet components, are used to bulk up the volume of food, but they are not a bioavailable energy source. You can also see practical evidence of this by comparing the bowel movement size from dogs on kibble vs. that of those on raw food. Kibble fed dogs produce a much larger volume of feces. The difference is striking!

            This means that while the Ca/P ratio per 1000 calories of food may look good on paper and in the lab, it can be completely off when it comes to bioavailable calcium and phosphorus.  

            What are the implications of all this?

            Having the opportunity to see thousands of dogs in practice, most of the growth-related issues I have seen, including hip dysplasia, cartilage growth disorders, fragmentation (osteochondritis dissecans), and growing pains (panosteitis) affect dogs on kibble.

            Dogs on such foods appear to grow faster, lankier, and weaker, similarly to over-fertilized plants that grow fast and weak. Kibble is much more energy dense. Dogs can consume more calories before they feel satiated, and the bioavailability of nutrients fluctuates heavily based on the ingredients. In other words, kibble fed dogs are “over-fertilized” too.

            Nature has the answer!

            Since I began feeding and recommending raw food in the late 90’s, I rarely see dogs being fed a raw or cooked whole-food diet affected by hip dysplasia, panosteitis or cartilage, joint, and abnormal growth disorders.

            Dogs fed raw or cooked diets that include meat, raw bones, and vegetables along with natural vitamins and other supplements for dogs, grow slower and are stronger. This allows the body to build good structure as well as healthy bones and joints, even in dog breeds that are supposedly predisposed towards these problems.

            Such an approach works consistently well, and I can say – with confidence – that a whole-food raw or cooked diet, including the essential supplements, yields far superior results and dramatically reduces growth abnormalities and bone and joint disease. I have seen this in my patients, and also in my own dogs.

            Instead of focusing on trying to follow the hard to apply Calcium/Phosphorus recommendations, or be misled by organizations sponsored by processed pet food companies, I recommend feeding our dogs a diet that is as close to the natural diet of canines as possible. Such a diet consists of a variety of meat, bones, and vegetables, and includes supplements.

            How to balance a raw diet

            How to balance a raw diet for certain breeds: Is there any difference?

            The simple answer is that there is no difference between food for small or large dogs. When you feed a raw diet, there is no difference between the 36 different species of the canidae family. There is a big difference in the size of wolves, coyotes, dogs, foxes, jackals, dingos, raccoon dogs, and fennecs, however, they have the same dentition, digestive tract, and diet.

            Family Canidae

            Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Familia_Canidae.jpg

            ( More info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_canids )

            Wolf cranium

            By William Harris - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58316301

            Is there a difference between a raw diet for puppies and adult dogs?

            In nature, as soon as puppies start accepting solid food, they start eating the same type of food as adults, and this continues all the way into old age. There is not a single example of a mammal eating different food during different stages of their life, with the exception of the early nursing stage.

            The life stage and breed based processed food idea is an invention of pet companies who need to create the impression that it is too difficult to feed a balanced home-based raw or cooked diet, which is not true.

            Humans are capable of feeding children a wholesome diet, and it’s no different for dogs.

            Most problems arise only if

            1. Dogs get kibble which is unnaturally calorie-dense and is made of ingredients dogs would not eat on their own, such as grain, corn, rice, and cellulose, to name a few.
            2. Their food lacks four essential nutrients: Minerals, Vitamins, Probiotics and Omega-3 fatty acids (EFA’s).

            Are dog food supplements necessary?

            I have dedicated the past 15 years towards the development and formulation of natural diet recipes and making them balanced by formulating essential nutritional supplements for dogs.

            I take this process very seriously because I am a dog lover and I understand how much your dog means to you. When I come up with a new formula I first test it on myself, as well as my family and friends, in order to understand its effects and ensure safety. We test on people first to make sure our products are safe for dogs.

            I had the opportunity to see the difference by raising my first pets on kibble in the early 90’s. I then fed my dog Skai a raw diet, without any supplements for the first 7 years of his life, and then added supplements for the remainder. I am now raising my current dog, Pax, who has been on a raw diet along with the FAB4 essentials from the age of 8 weeks.

            My patients and my own dogs have guided me to a place where I can say with confidence that a raw or cooked diet, along with essential supplements, provides solid repeatable results.

            Why is good food no longer enough?

            For the past 100 plus years, intensive agriculture has caused severe soil depletion, which reflects in depleted plants and meat. Such depletion has a severe impact on the health and longevity of our dogs, unless these nutrients are supplemented. This is why dog lovers report such dramatic changes after they introduce the essential nutrients, read more here.

            Younger animals that do not get enough nutrients may be lucky and they may be ok for a while, however, as they age, the differences become more pronounced.

            The Natural Nutrient Cycle

            Broken Nutrient Cycle of Today

            Is there any healthy kibble for dogs? 

            From my experience working with a community of hundreds of thousands of dog lovers from around the world, I am fully aware that the convenience of kibble, and the cost, play a role in why some people choose kibble over raw.

            However, if what I wrote above makes sense to you and you feel ready, I can say with confidence that your dog will live a healthier and longer life on average, and your vet visits will be less frequent.

            Also making either raw or cooked food can be cost-effective, especially if you include the savings on veterinary care.

            I know of no human doctors who would recommend processed food instead of wholesome natural food and I hope that one day the same will become true in veterinary medicine. You and your beloved dog can be a part of this change by sharing this article with your friends.

            How to prepare healthy natural dog food

            For more info on how to prepare healthy natural dog food recipes here are two important links:

              1. A quick 15-minute course about how to feed a Raw and Cooked Diet for Dogs

              2. The Healthy Dog Food Recipe Maker – a free tool to help you create healthy and balanced recipes, including quantity to feed, and what ingredients are good and safe for your dog.
            Watch my Facebook Live on this same topic here: 

             

            Or if you prefer to listen - check out the podcast!

            © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM 

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            Thu, 24 Nov 2022 05:22:37 -0800 Dog-Fancier
            Georgia 16 – Kentucky 6: Mistaken identity https://thedogvisitor.com/georgia-16-kentucky-6-mistaken-identity https://thedogvisitor.com/georgia-16-kentucky-6-mistaken-identity Going undefeated in SEC play is incredibly difficult. Just ask…any other team because it happens so infrequently. Consecutive undefeated SEC seasons had only been pulled off twice before by two of the most dominant dynasties of the last 30 seasons. Georgia joined that exclusive club Saturday with a 16-6 win at Kentucky that earned them a second-straight 8-0 SEC record. It’s another feather in the cap for the SEC’s newest emerging power.

            The nature of this win seemed to reinforce the challenge of maintaining a high level of play each week. Kirby Smart thought so: he said postgame that he expected a difficult grind-it-out game. His team seemed determined to make it so.

            Smart might have been wise to expect a low-scoring grind of a game given Kentucky’s style of play and the conditions. But to stop there and say, “well, that’s Kentucky for you” is to overlook some missed opportunities on both sides of the ball. Even with the cold and the wind and the road environment Georgia was in a position to make this a much more lopsided outcome. They reached the red zone on four of their first five possessions. Kentucky’s best starting field position was its own 25 and had four drives start inside its own 11. Neither the offense or defense was able to do much with those favorable situations. Three of Georgia’s four scoring opportunities ended with field goals (which turned out to be a very important nine points!) Only once was Georgia’s defense able to pin Kentucky deep with a three-and-out.

            It was unusual to see Kentucky hit several deep pass plays to escape poor field position. I’m sure that’s not how Christopher Smith wanted to celebrate being named a Nagurski finalist earlier in the week. But Will Levis also had time to drop deep, wind up, and uncork those deep shots. The pass rush might have been the most puzzling thing about the defense. Kentucky gave up 40 sacks entering the game. Georgia’s pass rush had come to life since the return of Jalen Carter. Georgia did get some pressure, but they tallied only one sack and one hurry. Another sack was negated by a penalty.

            The long fields Kentucky faced gave Georgia’s defense room to recover from the occasional big pass play and eventually end most drives without it costing them points. But Kentucky’s ability to move the ball and sustain drives kept the ball away from the Georgia offense. It was nearly halfway through the second quarter before Georgia’s offense began its second possession. The complimentary football with defense leading to offense that worked so well against Tennessee was less effective in this game. Fortunately the offense was able to be efficient with their few possessions and get something on the scoreboard even if was just a field goal.

            While the offense was able to squeeze out some points, they did their own part to chew clock and limit possessions for both teams. An early overthrow of Darnell Washington hinted that Stetson Bennett wasn’t his sharpest. He might have been affected by the cold or was still dealing with soreness from last week, but few pass attempts had much distance, and the one deep shot missed badly and was intercepted. Georgia stuck to the run game, and Kenny McIntosh delivered with a career-high 143 yards. The Bulldogs were able to move the ball consistently between the 20s, but they found less success in the red zone when things became more compact.

            Three first half field goals weren’t ideal outcomes, but Georgia’s scoring difficulties came to a head at the end of the third quarter with two unsuccessful attempts to score from the Kentucky 1. Georgia’s jumbo formation, with Jalen Carter as the lead blocker, was stuffed and pushed backwards on two similar straight-ahead running plays. Smart faced two decisions: whether to take three points or go for the touchdown and then how to get the ball in the endzone. The decision to go for it was a bit incongruous considering the fairly safe approach for most of the rest of the game. A three-possession 19-0 lead early in the fourth quarter would be untouchable. Kentucky used the momentum from the fourth down stop to become the aggressor. It took just one drive to get the Wildcats back into the game.

            Smart defended the decision to go for the touchdown. “It’s a play that’s a statement play, it’s an identity play,” he said. “You’ve got to be more physical than them, and they were more physical than us.” We know how much of a core concept physicality is to this program. We saw it in the success Georgia had running the ball up and down the field. We saw it on defense in the success Georgia had stuffing one of the SEC’s more talented tailbacks. This is a physical team.

            But if Smart is correct that these short-yardage situations are statements about his team’s identity, what statement does the continued ineffectiveness running out of the jumbo package make about that identity? Does Jalen Carter in the formation make the play call predictable? Are there better ways to use Georgia’s superb tight ends and Stetson Bennett’s mobility on short yardage plays? We saw wide-open scores to tight ends in these situations at Mississippi State, but in this case Georgia chose to run between the tackles twice. Short-yardage difficulties continued to plague Georgia later in the game as they were unable to kill the clock and had to punt twice, keeping the door open just slightly for a Kentucky comeback that fizzled out.

            Georgia won the running game on both sides of the ball. That, some key defensive stops, and the steady leg of Jack Podlesny was enough to secure Georgia’s eighth SEC win. They know they’ll need more to turn that into Georgia’s first SEC title since 2017.

            • If it seemed as if opposing kickers couldn’t miss against Georgia, you were on to something. Kentucky’s missed field goal was only the second miss by a Georgia opponent this year in 18 field goal attempts. (Vanderbilt also missed one to preserve Georgia’s shutout.)
            • Kendall Milton continues to work back from injury and had a string of three strong runs for 28 yards to begin Georgia’s touchdown drive.
            • At the same time, it was curious that Milton was the choice on the fourth down run at the goal line to open the fourth quarter. Fresh legs weren’t an issue coming off the quarter break; the coaches had their choice of ballcarrier. McIntosh was having a career day, and Edwards is typically a tough runner between the tackles.
            • Georgia’s best chance for a big pass play was a Darnell Washington wheel route on the first drive. Bennett overthrew the pass, but Washington also slowed up. That’s a connection that should be much more in-sync at this point of the season.
            • The Bulldog offensive line was in flux as Tate Ratledge was held out with a shoulder injury. Devin Willock saw a lot of time at right guard and played well.
            • Kamari Lassiter’s ability to blow up a receiver screen is unmatched.
            • Nazir Stackhouse had one of his best games and was a big part of Georgia’s success limiting Kentucky’s running game. He, Carter, and Mykel Williams have become an excellent base defensive line. Stackhouse allowed the coaches to move Carter around and attack from the outside as much as he has all season.
            • Ringo had another fantastic interception (and for a moment had us thinking of another pick-six), but my favorite play was his tackle on third down just before Kentucky scored. Ringo fought through a pick and prevented any forward progress after the catch to limit Kentucky to just a two-yard gain.
            • Georgia’s lone sack came late in the game. Bullard, just as he did against Tennessee, crashed in from the outside and met Beal at the quarterback.
            • It was another great turnout for Georgia fans, but the cold and wind got to them too. The far-from-capacity crowd was subdued and muffled as we focused on keeping warm. Most were just interested in being done with the game as quickly as possible, and that attitude seemed to mirror what we were seeing on the field. We’re obliged to the two teams to getting us out of there as expeditiously as possible.
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            Wed, 23 Nov 2022 09:22:49 -0800 Dog-Fancier
            The Next Generation Dog Treat Has Arrived! https://thedogvisitor.com/the-next-generation-dog-treat-has-arrived https://thedogvisitor.com/the-next-generation-dog-treat-has-arrived Shades of Gray Indigenous Pet Treats aren’t your average treats. They’re nutritious delicacies for dogs that are made with love by a Canadian company that respects and honours the Earth and all its creatures.

            Pet parents are bombarded with options when it comes to dog treats. It can be tough to know which ones to pick. You know it’s unwise to go with the cheapest treats because they’re probably not good for your pup. At the same time, you might not want to invest in the pricier ones because your dog may not like them.

            Enter Indigenous Pet Treats! They offer the perfect balance of everything you want in a dog treat! They’re healthy, delicious, high-quality, packed with nutrients, and dog-approved! What’s more, Shades of Gray is a woman-owned, family-operated Indigenous business. That means you can feel good about supporting a local Canadian company and giving your dog the absolute best!

            How Food Allergies Led to a Better Way to Feed Your Pups

            Indigenous Pet Treats started with a desire to provide animals with the highest-quality treats possible. But before that, it evolved from a family farm that started when founder Keri Gray needed to find a protein source that wouldn’t trigger her daughter’s severe food allergies. The answer was rabbit, and Keri soon realized that rabbit meat had great benefits for her two-legged and four-legged family members.

            Before long, Keri was raising her own rabbits at the Shades of Gray Rabbitry! Eventually, she also started selling to local butchers, grocery stores, and restaurants. But she knew that pet parents also needed their own special treats for their pups, and that’s how Shades of Gray Indigenous Pet Treats Co. was born!

            Indigenous Pet Treats Co. is certified by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, and the treats are made according to the philosophy of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, so they:

            • Raise their rabbits humanely and ethically
            • Use every single part of the animal and don’t waste anything
            • Have eco-friendly and sustainable practices

            Beyond Treats: Healthy and Nutritious Delicacies for Dogs

            Indigenous Pet Treats aren’t just cookies for your dog—they’re premium, single-ingredient goodies made with high-quality Canadian meat and free of gluten, antibiotics, and artificial preservatives. In fact, you could even eat them! The raw, dehydrated treats contain 100% meat, bone, and organs, so they’re an excellent source of iron and protein.

            What’s more, the unique proteins they use, including rabbit, beaver, bison, elk, and venison, are easy to digest and great for pooches with sensitive tummies, allergies, hot spots, and skin problems. They’re also good for dental hygiene because they gently scrape your dog’s teeth and can help to remove plaque.

            Your dog already loves you—but they might love you a little more after they try Indigenous Pet Treats! Feed your fur family the way we feed ours. Visit Shades of Gray Indigenous Pet Treats today and find your dog’s favourite new snack!

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            Wed, 23 Nov 2022 09:04:42 -0800 Dog-Fancier
            Almost every dog is deficient in essential minerals https://thedogvisitor.com/almost-every-dog-is-deficient-in-essential-minerals https://thedogvisitor.com/almost-every-dog-is-deficient-in-essential-minerals How to avoid premature aging in your dog

            Perhaps you are an exception, but most people are not aware that most dogs lack essential minerals, which leads to dehydration and premature aging.

            The body needs minerals to maintain the right osmotic balance (electrolyte concentration) and it constantly regulates water volume to achieve the optimal osmotic pressure of body fluids.

            When minerals are missing, the kidneys automatically reduce the water volume in the body. This leads to dehydration, disease and premature aging.

            When I look at HairQ test (our mineral and heavy metal test) results, they are very different for dogs that do not get essential plant-based minerals and those who do. It is shocking to see that pretty much every dog not receiving supplements is severely depleted in nutrients. These dogs appear to age faster and become more stiff, immobile and sick as a consequence of this depletion. 

            Why plain wholesome food is no longer enough

            In a perfect world, a wide variety of food would keep your dog's body nourished and no supplements would be required. The problem is, due to intensive agriculture, minerals and nutrients do not get recycled back into the soil, leading to a lack of minerals in the whole food chain.

            depleted nutrient cycle

             

            Natural nutrient cycle

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            This is true even in dogs that get the highest quality pet food including a natural raw diet!

            When I started my company, I originally had no plans to formulate and offer supplements. However, when I saw how serious the problem of mineral depletion was, I decided to formulate a plant-based mineral supplement.

            I knew this supplement would have to:
            • Be made from top quality human-grade, certified organic ingredients whenever possible
            • Contain a full spectrum of minerals in the purest and most bio-available plant-based form
            • Provide a full spectrum of essential amino acids
            • Contain chlorophyll to keep your dog’s body free of toxins and heavy metals
            • nourish and cleanse the body gently
            • Make dogs energetic, alive and happy

            People often ask me what is the first step in keeping their dog healthy. The answer is simple. The first step is to find out what minerals are missing and the second step is to supplement your dog's food with GreenMin and other essential supplements

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            Wed, 23 Nov 2022 05:49:08 -0800 Dog-Fancier
            How To Help Your Pet Get Better Rest https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-help-your-pet-get-better-rest https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-help-your-pet-get-better-rest Image Credit: Nectarsleep

            Whether you’re a new dog owner or you’re an experienced owner, there are many things you can do to help your dog get better rest. Some of the things you can do are to crate train your dog, share the bedroom, or lick and chew her to sleep.

            Crate Training

            Having a crate is an important part of your dog’s daily routine. It provides a safe and quiet place for your dog when you are away. In addition, crate training is helpful in getting your dog to behave properly. It prevents your dog from soiling or fighting, as well as helps prevent unwanted behavior.

            Some dogs enjoy being in a crate, while others have trouble with it. This depends on the dog’s personality and energy level. Crates can be a helpful tool in dog training, but they should be introduced properly.

            Start with a crate that is high traffic, so that your dog can see other people and animals. Avoid putting food or water bowls inside the crate. Instead, scatter treats around the crate.

            Give your dog a few minutes to explore the crate before closing it. If your dog rushes out, be sure to shut the door quietly and give it time to calm down. You can also take your dog with you to sleep. If you are single and own a full or a double bed size, then you can easily accommodate your dog as well.

            Chewing And Licking

            Oftentimes a dog will chew or lick on its paws when it’s nervous, bored, or sore. If this occurs more often than usual, you may want to take your dog to a vet to find out what the problem is.

            Whether it’s a simple bacterial infection or an underlying medical problem, a vet can help diagnose the cause. They’ll also determine if there are any injuries or cuts on the paw. If there are, the vet will likely treat the infection with antibiotics.

            Some dogs develop a “hot spot” or a “moisture dermatitis,” which is a swollen, inflamed area of the skin. A hot spot is generally a small area, but can become large and uncomfortable very quickly.

            Some of the causes of a “hot spot” are food intolerance, allergies, and arthritis. Young dogs with allergies will respond best to skin testing. These types of symptoms can also be caused by autoimmune disorders. The best way to manage environmental allergies in young dogs is immunotherapy.

            Share The Bedroom

            Having a pet in your bed can be a great way to bond with your four-legged pal. However, it can also lead to some problems. Depending on the type of pet you have, it could increase your risk of contracting various diseases. In addition, pets can also disturb your sleep. You can arrange for a proper bed for your dog for proper sleep and can also arrange for him comfortable bedsheets of appropriate sizes

            Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic conducted a study to find out the impact that pets have on sleep.

            The Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic conducted a study to find out the impact that pets have on sleep. It surveyed 150 sleep center patients and found that a pet’s presence in the bedroom can disrupt sleep. In addition, there are some limitations to the study. It did not study the effects of sleep disorders, such as insomnia. In addition, the study did not consider various types of pets.

            The study found that one in four adult dog owners prefer to sleep with their pets over a domestic partner. However, that is not to say that pets should be left out.

            The Center for Sleep Medicine recommends that patients who are having problems sleeping should check their pets. If they are, they should consider alternate arrangements.

            Nursing A Sick Dog Back To Health

            Whether your dog is sick with a cold, or is battling a serious medical condition, you need to provide the best possible care to help your dog recover. There are some basic things you can do to help your pet, but you should talk to your veterinarian about any concerns you may have.

            Often, your vet may recommend a stay in the hospital for your dog. But you can also help your dog recover at home. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can make sure you’re ready to meet your dog’s special needs. Some of the things you need to consider include:

            One of the first things you should do is prepare for your vet’s visit. Before you go, prepare questions for your vet to ask you. If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to write down a list of any problems you’re experiencing with your pet. This will make it much easier for you to communicate with your vet.

            Conclusion

            Regardless of your breed, you’ll need to ensure your dog is getting enough sleep to keep him healthy and happy. Dogs need approximately 20 hours of sleep per day. Some breeds are naturally more sleepy than others. While dogs need to sleep, they also need a daily dose of exercise. If your dog isn’t getting enough sleep, he could become sick or develop a disease.

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            Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:55:31 -0800 Dog-Fancier
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            Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:51:22 -0800 Dog-Fancier
            Four things you need to know about pet food and supplement packaging https://thedogvisitor.com/four-things-you-need-to-know-about-pet-food-and-supplement-packaging https://thedogvisitor.com/four-things-you-need-to-know-about-pet-food-and-supplement-packaging Aluminum, tin cans and plastic packaging leach toxins into your food, pet food and supplements

            Today's topic is close to my heart because it affects the health of your dog, your own health and also the health of our planet. Pretty much all supplements we give to our dogs are packaged, and my goal today is to look at each packaging group with a magnifying glass.

            1. Plastic bottles and jars

            Plastic is the most common form of packaging used because it's cheap. When you see products packaged in plastic, it is a sign that the manufacturer either:

            • Does not care about the environment;
            • Does not have knowledge of the fact that plastic leaches into the product inside the jar;
            • Values lower packaging costs over and above the health of your dog;
            • All of the above.


            Recently, I wrote an article on the effects of plastic, BPA, and xenoestrogens and how they disturb the endocrine (hormonal) balance of dogs. In addition, we are just starting to see the huge negative impact of micro-plastic on the environment, especially on the marine ecosystem.

            The discovery that BPA is toxic to health and the environment was made accidentally in the early nineties by Dr. Feldman, who failed to produce estrogen using yeast but coincidentally discovered that BPA, in fact, has estrogen-like effects.

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            2. Tin cans

            These are much more commonly used for pet food and less common in supplement packaging, but there are some products that are packaged in tin.

            Tin cans were first used in the early 19th century when canning food became one of the most common and inexpensive food preservation methods. Tin is corrosion resistant; however, it leaches into foods, and leaching is even more severe when acidic foods like tomatoes, vegetables, fruits, and fruit juices come in contact with the metal.

            At high concentrations, tin can cause clinical symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This is one of the reasons cats and dogs should not be fed canned food.

            If you are wondering if your dog has been exposed to toxins, you can use the HairQ test to see what your pet’s exposure level is.

            As if this was not enough, “modern” cans are now commonly lined with a coating containing bisphenol-A (BPA). Multiple research studies have confirmed that BPA in plastic and can linings is a serious hormone disruptor. Unfortunately, even BPA-free cans contain other xenoestrogens, which makes the verdict clear. Do not use food or supplements stored in cans whenever you have a choice.

            3. Aluminum cans and packaging

            This packaging was first used for Coors beer in the '50s. It was cheaper and easier to produce than tin, and aluminum is one of the most abundant elements in the Earth’s crust. However, similar to tin cans, BPAs were used for a long time. Nowadays, the inside of most cans is coated with either polyester or acrylic, which are chemicals in the polymer group. While they are relatively inert, their production involves the use of “monomers” made from crude oil that are much more toxic. The reason is that a small portion of toxic monomers in polymers “escape conversion,” and these “rogue toxic monomers” then leach into food.

            In addition, polyester is part of the microplastic pollution that threatens the whole marine food chain and reproduction.

            As you can see, aluminum cans are not good for the environment, you, or your dog.

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            4. Glass packaging

            The primary constituent of glass is sand (quartz or silicon dioxide), which is food-safe and inert. Additional components may be sodium oxide from sodium carbonate (baking soda) and calcium oxide (lime), which are also food-safe.

            Sadly, despite the unrivalled safety record of glass, most supplements are packaged in plastic or aluminum, with the exception of a few high-end brands.

            If you are wondering why, the reason is that glass is more expensive and heavier. Knowing this, we all must ask one serious question: If a company is willing to use toxic and environmentally hazardous packaging to save money, does it also source lower-quality ingredients to increase its profit margin?

            At first glance, glass is, indeed, more expensive, but when you look at packaging from the perspective of what matters the most, your dog's health and the environment, glass is an indisputable winner. It is food-safe and environmentally friendly, and the primary source is as plentiful as the sand in the Sahara desert!  I can definitely promise you one thing, when it comes to my supplements for dogs they will always come packaged in glass. 

             

            © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

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            Tue, 22 Nov 2022 06:34:06 -0800 Dog-Fancier
            How to Choose a Dog Walker https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-choose-a-dog-walker https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-choose-a-dog-walker How to Choose a Dog Walker – Your Introduction

            If you have a dog, the last thing you want is for it to get out of your yard and into someone else’s. Or worse have them slip out of their collar and run off when on a walk! This can be a major headache, not to mention heartache if not handled properly. The good news is that there are services available now which will take care of this for you by providing dog walkers who are trained in animal safety and first aid.

            Hire a dog walker from a reputable service.

            The first thing to do is ensure that the dog walker you are considering has a good reputation and is insured. You can also check that they have a criminal record check, as well as having training to handle aggressive dogs and other animals.

            • Check their references: Ask around, see if anyone has worked with them before and what they thought of them (and their service). If possible ask people who live nearby if they would recommend this person as someone who could take care of your pet while you’re away from home.
            • Make sure your dog is getting enough exercise: It’s important that your pet gets plenty of exercise so he doesn’t become bored or stressed out during his daily routine with his walker!

            Ask for proof of pet first aid training and carry copies of your dog’s vaccination records with you.

            • Ask for proof of pet first aid training and carry copies of your dog’s vaccination records with you.
            • Make sure the dog walker has experience with dogs and understands your pet’s personality and needs.
            • Ensure they have a good relationship with your dog, as well as a healthy respect for both their differences in size/weight and temperament (don’t hire someone who doesn’t understand this!). If possible, ask around at other dog owners’ houses before hiring someone new so that you can get a feel for how things work out between them!

            Have an initial meeting before you hire the dog walker.

            Before you hire a dog walker, it’s important to have an initial meeting with them. This can be done either in your home or at their place of business. Make sure that the dog walker brings their own personal ID card and insurance information in case there are any problems with your pet’s well-being after they’ve left (or if something happens while they’re on-site).

            It’s also important that they have experience working with dogs like yours—you don’t want someone who doesn’t know how to handle different breeds! If possible, ask each potential employee if they’ve ever had any experience caring for other pets before; this will give you insight into whether or not this person would be able to treat yours properly when necessary.

            Check the references they give you.

            Check references. Just because they’re a dog-walking company, doesn’t mean they’ll do a good job with your pet. Ask for references from other clients who have used them before, or call up the service and ask them to investigate their complaints. If you find that their website is professional and well designed (which means it’s been updated recently). Go ahead and choose that one over another one that looks outdated or doesn’t have much information on it at all—even though this might cost more money upfront!

            Conclusion

            We hope that you’ve learned a lot about the best way to choose a dog walker. It can be difficult, but there are many resources online and in print for people who want to learn more about this topic. We recommend having an initial meeting with your potential pet walking service before hiring them so that both parties are comfortable with the arrangement. In addition, make sure they have insurance and first aid training as well. That way if anything goes wrong while on duty, they will have all bases covered!

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            Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:35:21 -0800 Dog-Fancier
            How to make a safe turkey dinner for your dog https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-make-a-safe-turkey-dinner-for-your-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-make-a-safe-turkey-dinner-for-your-dog A list of what is safe and what is not

            I wish I had the ability to turn into a dog to have a first-hand holiday dinner experience from a dog’s perspective. How does it feel to have to wait patiently under the table, hoping that my humans will share?

            I imagine that some canines end up disappointed, getting nothing more than a bowl of kibble for the holidays. It is not that people do not want to share turkey dinner with their dogs, but they’ve been told repeatedly by pet food companies and some veterinarians that people food is a big no-no for dogs.

            For decades they have been repeating that salt, spices and human food are not good for our dogs. I do not know of one single physician who says that processed food is better than a wholesome diet, yet the processed pet food industry is claiming exactly that: "No real food for dogs"!

            I am not necessarily suggesting your dog should get what you eat all the time. Generally, I recommend a raw or cooked diet for dogs. But when it comes to holidays, it would feel wrong to ignore your dog’s pleading eyes. Who can resist?!

            How to make a safe turkey dinner for your dog

            We all love seeing dogs jumping in excitement watching their turkey plate coming! The purpose of this article is to share a simple list of turkey dinner items that your dog can and cannot eat.

            What you need to know about turkey dinner for your dog?


            I have been a raw and cooked diet advocate for dogs for more than 20 years but today we focus only on the “cooked people food items” that may be part of your holiday table. To make this chart easier to navigate, I have labelled each item with one of the following colour codes:

            • GREEN: Ok to give to your dog
            • YELLOW: Ok in small amounts
            • RED: Non-toxic but not safe for dogs
            • PURPLE: Caution - toxic!

            1. Turkey Meat

            If you are a meat eater, your dog is lucky! The skin, white and dark meat plus the giblets are all good to go on your dog's plate.

            2. Cooked Turkey Bones

            The general rule of thumb is that dogs should never get cooked bones. The cooking process makes bones indigestible which can result in intestinal obstruction.  From time to time, I hear about dogs getting into cooked bones. If this happens to you, I suggest that you feed your dog a 1/4 to 1 cup of cooked squash and add 1/2 to 2 tsp of steeped flaxseed (which is made by pouring hot water over flaxseed to make it slippery). Here is more info on bone feeding for dogs.

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            3. Stuffing

            There are several reasons why not to give your dog turkey stuffing. 

            • Bread is not ideal for dogs as grains are not part of a species appropriate diet for canines.
            • Onions and Chives are toxic to dog’s as they can reduce the viability of red blood cells and can cause oxidative damage leading to sickle cell anemia.
            • Celery: Celery stalks are often used in turkey stuffing and while they are safe, it is unlikely that anyone would cook them apart from stuffing.
            • Raisins carry a high risk of causing renal failure in dogs and I have seen raisin poisoning in my practice. My patient was fortunate to recover from acute renal failure but not all dogs are so lucky. Raisin toxicity must be taken very seriously. For more info click here.
            • Almonds are not toxic to dogs; However, I do not suggest giving them to your dog as a snack or a treat.
            4. Spices
            • Salt: Despite popular belief, a moderate amount of salt in a turkey dinner is fine for dogs. It is very possible, that the “no salt recommendation” for dogs was invented by kibble makers to sell more of their product and discourage dog lovers from feeding people food. Many farm animals get salt licks, and table salt (NaCl) is also found in blood and meat. If you like your meals saltier, just reduce the amount to consider your dog and use natural sea salt.
            • Pepper: Pepper has been used in turmeric golden paste for dogs for years and it appears to be safe in moderate amounts.
            • Sage: This spice is commonly used in stuffing and is non-toxic to dogs.
            • Rosemary is a non-toxic spice in small amounts. It may affect uterus and its contractility, hence it is generally not recommended for pregnant females.
            • Garlic is popular in most kitchens and dog lovers often wonder if it's ok for dogs. My general experience is that a small amount of garlic in meals is ok as I have never seen dogs having sickle cell anemia from garlic. However, we must be cautious about larger amounts of garlic as all the plants from the onion family can be toxic to dog's red blood cells.
            5. Vegetables
            • Potatoes belong to the Nightshade plant family and while only the roots and leaves are toxic, many people agree that potatoes are not species appropriate food for dogs.
            • Yams and Sweet Potatoes are a good, healthy addition to your dog's turkey dinner.
            • Brussels Sprouts belong to the so-called Cruciferae family that is considered goitrogenic, reducing levels of thyroid hormone by blocking the uptake of iodine. However, cooking eliminates the goitrogenic effect and this is why it is ok to put brussels sprouts in your dog's festive meal.
            • Green Beans are a definite ‘yes’ in a raw or cooked form. If you like beans as a side for turkey dinner, your dog can enjoy them too.
            • Winter Squash: While I do not know many dogs that would be excited by chewing on raw winter squash, cooking will make it a great addition to you and your dog’s turkey dinner.

            6. Condiments
            • Gravy: Most of us love gravy. It is what makes a good turkey dinner great! However, traditional gravy contains flour and a lot of salt which makes it less than ideal for dogs. Here is my suggestion, try to use a gluten-free gravy recipe and use sparingly! No matter if you use gravy or not, I can guarantee your dog will love the festive dinner anyway!
            • Cranberry Sauce is one item that I was on the fence about. Cranberries themselves are good for dogs and can be used for preventing urinary tract infections, however, the addition of sugar in cranberry sauce makes them fit in the yellow zone. It is ok in small amounts but I am also sure your dog will be fine without it.
            • Marshmallows are commonly used in sweet potato casseroles and they're full of sugar and starch. This makes them a red zone food. 

            7. Dessert
            • Pumpkin Pie Filling: While pumpkin is great for treating diarrhea in dogs, pumpkin pie filling also contains milk and sugar which are not good for dogs.
            • Mincemeat is usually used as pie filling and it is a big no for dogs because it contains raisins. A common recipe includes the following ingredients: currants, raisins, sugar, apples, candied citrus peel, spices, and suet, typically baked in a pie.
            • Pumpkin Pie Crust contains a large amount of flour and fat which can aggravate your dog’s digestive tract. Dogs have evolved to digest protein, but are not very well equipped to digest sugars, starches and complex carbohydrates. While most people often focus on fat and its connection to pancreatitis, another big cause of pancreatitis is a diet rich in complex carbohydrates. The canine pancreas is not designed to digest them which leads to pancreatic strain and inflammation.
            • Fruit Pie Filling: Generally, dogs do better if they are not given fruit at least one hour before or three hours after a meal containing protein. In fact, the same rule should apply to the human diet but most of us are have a hard time following such a suggestion especially when it comes to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. The good news is that no dog would go for a pie instead of turkey!
            • Pecans and Pecan Pie: Nuts are generally not good for dogs and cause vomiting and diarrhea. The good news is that most dogs are not crazy about nuts anyway!
            • Ice Cream and Whip Cream: Perhaps you are expecting me to sway you away from giving your dog ice cream but even I am a flawed dog lover. Dairy is not great for dogs, but it is also not the end of the world if you give your dog a half a scoop of ice cream or whip cream as dessert. The purist may say, I am being irresponsible here but striving for absolute perfection is no fun! Who does not love to see our dogs excitement from getting a little bit of ice-cream or whip cream? Some foods are just universally irresistible for dogs, cats and people!


            Wishing you a happy holiday season!

             

               

              © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

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              Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:50:47 -0800 Dog-Fancier
              How to Help Your Dog Wear Clothes & Feel Comfortable https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-help-your-dog-wear-clothes-feel-comfortable https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-help-your-dog-wear-clothes-feel-comfortable The notion of putting clothes on your dog might feel a little extra at the outset, but clothes can be very functional for pets. Even though they have fur coats, many dogs appreciate having additional protection from the elements. 


              Breeds like Greyhounds, Boxers, or Whippets that have notoriously thin coats or minimal body fat often need dog outerwear like raincoats or sweaters to help them stay comfortable during cold weather. In the summer, clothing can offer your dog protection from sunburn, and cooling garments can help them feel refreshed on hot days! 


              Clothes can also help prevent your dog from over-grooming if they're experiencing skin allergies and provide additional protection for wounds or sores. And dog boots and socks can be great for protecting your pup's paws from ice, salt, snow, hot pavement or rugged terrain! 

               

              Does putting clothes on a dog calm them down?

              The sensation of wearing clothes may help calm dogs who are anxious or nervous. But, even though clothing offers many benefits for dogs, wearing a garment might feel a little unnatural at first. Here are some tips for getting  your dog used to wearing clothes!  

               

              Finding the fit right is essential

              Selecting clothing items that fit your dog correctly is key to getting your dog to wear clothes. Clothes should not restrict your dog's movement or obstruct their vision. If your dog can move freely and naturally, they will be much more receptive to wearing clothing!

              At Canada Pooch, we pride ourselves on creating comfortable dog clothes that will fit dogs of every size and shape. We offer over 14 different sizes across different styles, and many of our clothes are easily adjustable to accommodate each individual pup.   

              To find your dog's fit, use a soft tape measure to take the following measurements:

              • The length of your dog's back from the neck (where the collar sits) to the base of the tale

              • Your dog's girth around the broadest part of their chest (right behind the front legs)

              Chest Girth

              For paw-wear, have your dog place their paw flat on the floor. Measure the width of the paw and the distance from their toenails to the back of their leg at the widest part of the paw.

              Once you have these numbers, you can use the size chart references to determine which size best fits your dog. If your dog falls between sizes, size up or down depending on how you want the garment to fit. 

              For more tips on measuring your dog, check out our guide to finding the right fit! You can also contact a Canada Pooch fit expert for assistance! 

               

              Introduce the garment to your dog

              In order to make your dog comfortable, don't rush into putting clothes on your dog. Instead, allow your dog to inspect the garment before putting it on. Show your pup the item and let them sniff it for a moment before putting it on. Each dog will have their own inspection process, so be patient until your pup seems to have finished their investigation. 

               

              Praise your dog as you put the clothing item on

              Depending on the garment's construction, it may not be possible to put it on in one swift movement. Use praise to calm your dog as you ease them into the garment. Some dogs are very indifferent to wearing clothing even if they've never done it before, while others are more resistant. 

              If your dog is highly resistant, it may take several different attempts before you can put the clothing item on. Wearing clothing shouldn't be a stressful experience, so if your pup resists a lot, call it a day and try again tomorrow. Using lots of praise and positive reinforcement (treats do the trick!) will quickly help your dog get used to wearing clothes. 

               

              Have your dog wear clothing for short intervals

              In the same way, it may take a few tries before your dog adjusts to wearing a clothing item. You might find that your dog accepts the garment for a short time before attempting to chew on it or wriggle out of it. 

              Start by putting the clothes on your dog for a minute or two and slowly build up to longer intervals. Again, use praise and positive reinforcement to build a positive association with wearing clothes. 

               

              How to train dog to wear clothes 

              Using toys, treats, and praise while your dog is wearing clothes will help them feel more comfortable. Try to distract your dog by playing with their favorite toy while wearing the garment. Instead of focusing on the unfamiliar sensation of wearing a coat, your dog will fixate on playing a favorite game. This will help them realize that wearing clothes doesn't affect their ability to move around and engage in their favorite activities! 

               

              Do dogs get used to wearing clothes? 

              Teaching a dog to wear clothes is a process. Helping your dog adjust to wearing clothes could take several days or even weeks. Typically, younger dogs adapt more quickly, but every dog is different. Some dogs are uncomfortable with clothing items that must be placed over their heads. If this is true of your pup, look for styles that your dog can step into so that getting dressed is less stressful for them.

              Remember that it may take several tries before you can get your dog to wear clothes. Always practice patience and use plenty of positive reinforcement throughout the entire process!

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              Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:01:21 -0800 Dog-Fancier
              Finding Out About Maine Coon Cat Health Issues https://thedogvisitor.com/finding-out-about-maine-coon-cat-health-issues https://thedogvisitor.com/finding-out-about-maine-coon-cat-health-issues Cats are charming and moody as pets, and certain cat breeds are loved for their looks and exotic nature as well. The owners of Maine Coon cats are proud of their fluffy tails and majestic fur. These cats tend to be quite large-sized. Each Maine coon cat is likely to have a district personality. They gel well with most other pets and have lively personalities, usually. Their heavy, long-haired coats help them cope with cold climates better. However, your Maine coon cat may also develop certain ailments and health conditions. It is better that you become aware of the prevalent health conditions these cats tend to develop.

              The major health issues Maine coon cats are susceptible to

              Hip Dysplasia- This is quite common in this cat breed. These cats have large body mass, and this, in a way, makes them susceptible to developing the condition called hip dysplasia. In it, the cats suffer from a misalignment of the socket joint and ball. Cats afflicted with hip dysplasia get a thigh bone that they cannot move freely. The symptoms include reduced range of motion and limping. Dysplasia is often genetic in cats, and they develop it with old age. If the cat with this condition is left untreated, he/she may develop arthritis.

              The vet may give anti-inflammatory medications and, in severe cases, may recommend using a Cat wheelchair. While the ailment cannot be prevented, owners of Maine coon cats can cut down the risk by ensuring their cats get to exercise more and maintain a healthy weight.

              Spinal Muscular Atrophy- It is caused by the gradual degeneration of motor neurons regulating the limbs in cats. This is also a genetically inherited disease. The affected cats exhibit symptoms like Irregular gait, Muscle weakness, and tremors. In Maine coon cats, this ailment is caused if the cat inherits a recessive gene from both parents. If the cat is not treated, hind leg movement becomes restricted. It is not a curable condition, but timely intervention by a vet can make the cat’s condition more stable.

              Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy- This is a cardiac ailment in cats in which the heart’s muscular walls get thickened. This reduces the efficacy of the heart. In Maine coon cats, this ailment can be hard to detect as the symptoms cannot be understood well in the basic stages. However, the common symptoms of this ailment are Lethargy, Open mouth breathing, and hardship in breathing. An irregular heartbeat in the cat is something you should watch out for. In the advanced stage, the affected cat may suffer congestive heart failure. Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy may affect a Maine coon cat for around eight years, but it can set in earlier too.

              As your Maine Coon cat gets older, check for the symptom and if you suspect so, take the animal for a vet inspection. The ailment has no cure, but the vet may offer medications to slow down its progression. A nutrient-rich diet is also helpful to let your cat live a better life.

              Polycystic Kidney Disease- Some Maine Coon Cats develop polycystic kidney disease, and this is an inherited condition. In such cases, the cats are born with cysts present in their kidneys. As the cat grows, so does the size of such cysts and their numbers. Gradually, the kidneys start functioning irregularly. In the last stage, the affected cats cope with permanent kidney failure. The disease can be hard to detect in the early stage, sadly. In most cats, the symptoms become perceptible around eight years.

              The major symptoms of the ailment are Lethargy, weight loss, vomiting, and Loss of appetite. While stopping a genetically inherited ailment is not possible, medical intervention can reduce this severity.

               

              What the owners of Maine coon cats can do

              While the owners of Maine coon cats can do little to prevent the onset of certain genetically inherited ailments, they can certainly try to keep their feline companions in good health. By giving the cats an apt diet and proper exercise, the risk of contracting some major ailments can be cut down significantly.

              • Maine coon cats have large body mass, and without proper exercise, they tend to become fat faster than other cat breeds. Obesity can induce diabetes in cats, much like humans. So, ensure your cat gets enough space to move around. Obese acts suffer from degenerative joint diseases more.
              • Maine Coons may develop some dental diseases, much like other breeds of cats. This is something the owners need to look out for. Many such ailments can be prevented by realty intervention.

               

              Summing it up

              While Maine Coons tend to be susceptible to certain ailments genetically, that does not mean every cat in the breed will cope with these ailments. With proper care and regular health check-ups, it is possible to ensure your cat lives a healthy, hassle-free life. Have a sharp eye and watch out for commonplace symptoms of such ailments in your cat and when you spot an anomaly, schedule a vet appointment today at Pawpurrfect.

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              Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:09:29 -0800 Dog-Fancier
              What dog supplements are good or bad? https://thedogvisitor.com/what-dog-supplements-are-good-or-bad https://thedogvisitor.com/what-dog-supplements-are-good-or-bad A rant on modesty and bragging

              Lately, I have been contemplating the notion that “bragging” or blowing our own horn is not good ????????. When I was young, my parents taught me that I should be humble and not brag. However, a few decades later, I am not certain they were right because nobody benefits from making ourselves smaller and not sharing our helpful knowledge with others.

              I have frequent debates with my team on this topic. Usually, they try to convince me to be louder and more "out there" when it comes to sharing the info about my product formulas and the results our customers have with them. I, on the other hand, (let’s blame my parents), tend to be low-key, and avoid self-boasting and bragging. 

              But here is the challenge, other brands and companies, don’t hesitate to "bragaciously" emphasize their product’s superiority, which allows them to overshadow those who took the route of humility and bragging less.

              As an insider of the supplement world, I also know that the most visible and "popular" products are not necessarily the best and some of the claims they make are untrue. Personally, I don't want to go to war with such companies and I have also committed not to criticize or comment on the quality and efficacy of a particular product unless there are documented safety hazards such as drug side-effects.

              This has made my life easier, but it has also made it more difficult to warn you about the false claims some companies make. The only reasonable solution is to go against my parents’ advice and embrace the philosophy of quality, integrity and “humble-bragging" ????.

              What I mean by “humble-bragging" is to tell you about how different our supplements, products and formulas are and why they are worth the extra few dollars. And even if you are using or in the process of choosing other products than ours, it will help you navigate the online mumbo-jumbo jungle and choose the best products for your dog.

              Let's get straight to the "humble-bragging" about our products. Here is some info about what sets us apart ????????:

              1. Human grade ingredients that are organic whenever possible ????

              My philosophy is that dogs and other animals are not any less important than people and they deserve the best human-grade ingredients. Although it is not easy to find organic ingredients, their production is the most aligned with protecting the environment, natural resources and species diversity. Conventional ingredients are sprayed with pesticides and other toxic chemicals which inadvertently affect not only your dog’s health but also harm other life.

              2. NO ingredients from China ????????

              This one is a huge hurdle that most companies are not able or willing to overcome. While I embrace and in many ways admire ancient Chinese medicine and healing, cultural history and cuisine, the current business ethics and practices especially when it comes to purity and quality of ingredients are unacceptable.

              My decision not to use Chinese ingredients comes at least partially from having a first-hand experience with pets poisoned and dying from melamine-tainted pet food and treats.


              It is no secret that the organic certification process in China is also flawed. For example, there is no way to grow USDA certified organic spirulina as it requires Chilean nitrate which is not certified organic. Strangely, some supplements on the market feature “certified organic” spirulina.

              To summarize, whenever you are buying a supplement, connect with the company to see where their ingredients are from. You may be surprised that most products on the market are in fact from China, which is the reason why they are cheap.

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              3. Manufacturing ????

              The standards of production vary greatly in the industry not only based on where ingredients are sourced from but also where the products are made. If you have ever traveled around the world and visited food markets or production facilities in developing countries, you get the picture.

              This is one of the reasons why we currently make products only in three countries: the USA, Canada and Norway. It is not the cheapest route to go but the most reliable one. This way I know that if a substandard ingredient arrives, the manufacturer will test and reject it even if it means that there is a delay in production and we had that happen in the past.

              I welcome such inconvenience because I can rest assured that your dogs and my dog are safe.

              4. Packaging ????

              We all know that plastic is a serious problem. The reason why so many supplements and products are still packaged in plastic is the cost. Glass is more expensive, heavier and breakable. However, to me, glass is perfect - manufactured from silica (sand) and safe for the environment.

              Plastic and microplastic, on the other hand, severely endanger our environment and also species survival. They also contain xenoestrogens (estrogen-like substances) that have a negative effect on fertility and increase the risk of cancer. ????

              This is why we will never use plastic packaging for our supplements (read more here).

              5. Shipping materials ????

              For the longest time, we searched for an environmentally friendly solution to the conventional bubble wrap we used to protect the glass jars. One day, one of our team members, Leah came up with a brilliant idea to use cardboard eco-sleeves, which we now use exclusively to ship our products. Thanks Leah!!! ????????

              PLUS we have now been able to convince our shipper to offer eco-sleeves for their other customers to reduce the use of plastic!

              6. Customer service ????✆

              Most companies of our kind provide some sort of customer service but we have taken caring about you and your dog to the next level. We currently employ seven Healing Ambassadors (????X7) who are all dog lovers and are ready to help anyone, no matter if you are a current customer or not.

              FYI, three out of these seven Healing Ambassadors are former concierges and managers from the Four Seasons Hotels who have the highest level of training and helping dog lovers like you gives them joy! 

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              7. Team culture ????????????????????????????????

              Unless you are a trust fund child ????, you have experience working in a team of people. Our company culture is supported by emphasis on tolerance, safety and direct communication, while still having fun. Many companies use the term family when it comes to the employees but as you know, families can be messy.????

              Our focus is on hiring people who are a good fit first, which has resulted in minimal staff fluctuations. We have not had anyone leave in the past year, which I am very grateful for. Personally, I don’t have one single person on the team that I do not like working with. However, it does not mean that none of them challenge my beliefs and boundaries????. I love that too and really look forward to working together every day.

              The only thing I don’t really enjoy is accounting and paperwork but even that is easier with the right and “slightly pushy” friend who makes me meet the deadlines. Thank you Alicia!????????????

              We also embrace a rather unusual philosophy that dogs are at the top of our company values and then there is you (the customer) and our team. It may seem unusual but it is important, as without you, we would not be able to help your dog and without the team, I would not be able to help either. Unlike in other company cultures, our customers and the team are seen as equals. ⚖️ 

              8. Giving ????

              I like the idea that wealth is not about how much we have but knowing that we have enough. I also wrote some time ago that if we want to help people, we should teach them how to fish instead of giving them fish. However, when it comes to animals, children and nature, we need to be the unconditional givers.

              Every month, we choose one cause that we donate a part of the proceeds and so far, we have been able to give $72,750 on your behalf.

              It may be a small drop in the ocean, but still, you can rest assured that your love and care for your dog further helps others. 

              9. Innovation ????????

              Manufacturing and formulating supplements can follow the path of the middle of the run and the same old but that would not satisfy me. I have written before on the topic of synthetically made vitamins and ground-up indigestible minerals which are cheap to make but hard to digest and process.

              Allow me one more “humble-brag” here to say that we are currently the only company who makes naturally fermented supplements for dogs.

              Fermentation is considered the “holy grail” of supplement production as it increases bioavailability, anti-oxidant levels and it also helps increase anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

              10. Where do I fit in this all? ????♂️

              Every day, I am aware and grateful that without you, your love for your dog and also without the team, I would not be able to share what dogs and their people have taught me in the course of the past 32 years in practice.

              There are many companies out there making products but not many, if any, have a full-time dedicated holistic veterinarian at their helm.

              I love the work, it makes me happy to see I can make a difference and that as time progresses, there are other likeminded colleagues, who follow their conviction and integrate their medical knowledge with natural wisdom.

              The other day, I was walking in the forest with my dog Pax, thinking about what a fun journey it has been.

              © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM 

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              Mon, 21 Nov 2022 01:24:54 -0800 Dog-Fancier
              How many supplements are too many for your dog? https://thedogvisitor.com/how-many-supplements-are-too-many-for-your-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/how-many-supplements-are-too-many-for-your-dog A complete guide to natural supplements for dogs

                Are you confused about which supplements dogs need? Do you find conflicting information? Would you like to know what to give your dog without giving too little or too much? I understand your pain. People often contact me because they are not sure what their dog needs. Some believe that good food is enough and others have their kitchen counter taken over by dozens of bottles of supplements and pills. 

                Follow nature

                It always fascinates me that the human species spends an incredible amount of time and resources to create systems that replace the natural ones. A good example is using chemical fertilizers versus the natural cycle of recycling nutrients.

                In nature, a tree loses leaves to feed its roots, cows eat grass to later fertilize it with manure. In other words, all the nutrients that come from the soil are returned back to the soil. At least this is how it was before humans got involved.

                Agriculture and food production is one of the glaring examples of humans trying to reinvent the wheel. For nearly a century, we have tried to replace the already perfect nutrient cycle with our own that is flawed and ridden with toxic chemicals causing further damage.

                Food is now transported over long distances and then half of it is put in a landfill. This creates an ever increasing deficit of nutrients in the fields where the food is grown. In order for the farmers to grow something, chemical fertilizers come into play, creating serious imbalances and dead soil that erodes easily because it contains no organic matter.

                Why good food is no longer enough

                I agree with those who say that “ideally” no supplements should be needed. An ideal world would be one where nutrients are recycled back into the soil and the animals would eat a bountiful variety of foods. 

                The problem is that our present world is miles away from ideal and nutrient deficiency is one of the most undiagnosed and serious problems connected to disease. 

                What the chemistry teachers forgot to teach us

                Most people do not like chemistry. I must say that I used to think I didn’t like it until I saw a connection with real life.  Biochemistry is especially fascinating. Billions of biochemical reactions happen in you and your dog’s body every second (37 billion to be exact!) and they are completely automated. No CEO, no middle management, just pure force of nature nothing short of miracles.

                What the biochemistry teachers forgot to remind us is that none of these biochemical reactions can happen without all the elements - building blocks - being present. This is where it becomes clear how important nutrients are and why I am so relentless in passing the message on. This is why I love formulating supplements that replace those nutrients missing because of the widespread irresponsible management of natural resources.

                Most people do not realize that the most common causes of disease are not viruses or bacteria or even toxins but deficiencies of nutrients. That is why so many people see such miraculous recoveries of depleted and ill dogs when we simply add a few essentials that are missing.

                Six mighty nutrient groups that can help cure or improve almost any disease

                In principle, no matter what medical condition your dog has, the first step is to correct deficiencies for the body to be able to heal.

                Links to key core nutrients

                All these nutrients can be found in four essential supplements. I can already hear some people saying - but I do not want to give so much or my dog hates pills. It is like saying, I want to have a roof above my head, but I don’t like roof builders and shingles.

                I agree, the pharma industry didn’t make it any easier because they made us associate pills with toxic drugs. I suggest you see essential supplements as food, not as “pills” or potions. 

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                What role does each nutrient group have in your dog's body

                My goal here is to give you the gist of what these nutrients do and why they are important in keeping your dog healthy. If you need to learn more about the source of this nutrient group, click on the group name to learn more details 

                Minerals - not a single mineral can be synthesized by the body. They are essential in the structural and chemical function of the body. Their deficit also creates a state of dehydration because the body cannot absorb water in sufficient amounts and dehydration is at the core of premature degeneration and aging.

                Vitamins are the allies of minerals. They catalyze biochemical reactions, ensure proper formation of cells, tissue regeneration and function of organ systems. For example, Vitamin E is important in skin and epithelium formation and Vitamin B is essential in proper function of the nervous system.  We now know that food grown with the use of artificial fertilizers has lower vitamin content.

                Essential Amino acids are more complex than minerals, they are the building blocks of proteins, hormones and tissues. The are called essentials because the body cannot make them and they are also irreplaceable when it comes to health.

                Super Food Greens - your dog knows how important superfood greens are because he or she eats grass. Some people think that grass eating is a sign of disease in dogs, but it is not true. Grass or chlorophyll-rich substances are important in neutralizing toxins, cleansing the digestive tract and have an anti-cancer effect.

                Essential Fatty Acids come either from plants, seeds, fish or krill. These nutrients are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6. There is a difference in opinion if plant-based oils are a sufficient source of EFA’s for dogs, if in the wild, dogs would be getting them from prey animals, their digestive tract content and also fish. I suggest avoiding fish oil blends that appear to be high in mercury (a heavy metal) and strontium (a radioactive element that comes from radioactive pollution in Japan).

                Probiotics - I often say with a pinch of humor nothing makes a dog lover happier than a perfect number two, but there is more to probiotics (the beneficial inessential flora) than perfect number twos. Probiotics strengthen and condition the intestinal tract and especially the colon where eighty percent of the body’s immune function resides. They also have a positive effect on neutralizing toxins such us BUN (blood urea nitrogen), which is a toxic by-product of protein metabolism. 

                How many supplements are too many?

                Finally, I am getting to answer this frequently asked question. It is very apparent from nature that living organisms are extremely capable of selecting nutrients that they need and throwing away the ones that are in excess. The body does it without any outside regulation and with ease.  

                The problem with excess nutrients only arises when synthetic chemicals are offered instead of food-based concentrates and supplements. These supplements including synthetic vitamins and minerals can correct symptoms of severe deficiency - for example scurvy - Vitamin C deficiency and Beriberi -  vitamin B1 hypovitaminosis. However,  synthetic non-food based supplements can create severe excesses and overdoses. Good examples are fat soluble vitamins ADEK or overdoses of minerals in chemically manufactured mineral supplements. I frequently see this in hair tests done on dogs.

                The body is designed to process food-based nutrients and not chemicals which can easily create a state of excess often expressed in agitation, heat production and digestive problems. These are the main reasons why I only recommend naturally-fermented vitamins, probioticsplant-based minerals and naturally-sourced omega oils that are powerful, yet gentle and can be managed by the body well.  

                One can experience the difference between taking a cheap synthetic multivitamin that commonly causes stomach upset when taken on empty stomach and a naturally fermented multivitamin that usually does not cause such symptoms.

                Nature never "measures' the exact amounts of vitamins and nutrients in food. It just provides nutrients that are natural and non-synthetic.

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                There are two major and very common problems in nutrition and the origin of premature aging and chronic disease:

                1. Deficiency of nutrients and vitamins.

                2. Supplementing them in artificial forms. 

                A few more things to remember 

                Now that you know what each of these nutrient groups is good for there are a few more things that you need to know.

                1. Go for natural. Food can’t be grown in the lab and neither can vitamins. Many people still have no idea that most vitamins on the market are made from coal or crude oil. These products create chemical imbalances. I use only naturally cultured certified organic multivitamins because they do not cause nausea when they are ingested and the body is capable of absorbing and processing them more efficiently because they are real food.
                2. Go for capsules or powder and ditch tablets whenever possible because tablets contain additional bonding agents and are heat processed. Capsules are better for less stable supplements such as probiotics and EFA’s because they are less likely to oxidize when capsulated.
                3. Go for glass packaging because plastic leaches into the product and may have a long-term negative effects on the body and our environment. Glass is natural packaging made of silica - one of the most common elements in the earth’s crust.
                4. Go for quality and do your math. Some manufacturers may try to convince you that they can make and sell an all-natural product for $15 or $20 dollars. In reality, it is impossible unless they source second-grade quality ingredients or use artificial ingredients or fillers. 
                5. Remember essential supplements are not drugs or pills but nutrients that used to be present in food and are now often missing because of intensive agriculture.
                6. Supplementing these six nutrient groups in four essential supplements is the foundation of treating or preventing any disease in dogs of any age. Nature does not know the difference between puppies, adults and seniors. As soon as puppies are weaned they should be getting real food and essential supplements. 
                It is the greatest gift you can give to your best friend.

                 

                Below is a Fab4 supplement dosage chart you can download and stick to your fridge. Right click on the image to save it to your desktop and print.

                Supplement dosage chart

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                Mon, 21 Nov 2022 01:24:53 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Flea Products Toxicity Report and Natural Flea Product Breakthrough https://thedogvisitor.com/flea-products-toxicity-report-and-natural-flea-product-breakthrough https://thedogvisitor.com/flea-products-toxicity-report-and-natural-flea-product-breakthrough
                Commercial flea treatments can be deadly for your dog 

                The more I read and study about commercial flea product safety, the more I understand why so many people are asking for an effective natural flea control product.

                We have received many emails and reports from our community members that their dogs and cats have either become violently ill after the use of traditional flea products or have even died. This prompted me to dig into the records of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).

                The side effects from those well-known topical or oral flea products can range from mild reactions, such as skin irritation to as severe as seizures and death! In fact, every product listed on the EPA site is responsible for deaths related to its use.

                Here is a recent study and a few public EPA reports for you to see what is happening: 

                 toxic side effects flea control dogs      side effects of flea control dogs

                 

                The tip of the Iceberg

                In my mind, these reports are only the tip of the iceberg. No one really knows how many cases are unreported and if the rise in chronic disease and cancer is related to these products. Logically, the more toxic materials that are in our dogs' bodies, the more likely they are to get sick.

                An unexpected outcome

                I often say that life is like a river and it makes no sense to swim against the current. When it comes to my work, I feel exactly like that. 

                I never thought I would take on the task of trying to solve such a huge problem like flea control. In fact, I thought such a thing was impossible, but one day I met Gabriella Bengis, a master herbalist living in Maui, Hawaii. Four years later, we had FleaHex®, an all-natural flea product made from natural, plant-based ingredients.

                 

                 

                best natural flea and tick prevention

                To learn more about how to stop using dangerous flea and tick medication, watch this video:

                 

                 © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

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                Mon, 21 Nov 2022 01:24:52 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Hobbs in Texas https://thedogvisitor.com/hobbs-in-texas https://thedogvisitor.com/hobbs-in-texas

                Hobbs is not yet ready for adoption. We are still evaluating his personality and addressing his medical needs. An email notification will be sent when he becomes ready for adoption. If you wish to receive the notification, please sign up for our mailing list at the top of the front page of our website. Adoption fees are set at the time a dog goes available and applications can only be submitted at that time. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates on Hobbs!

                Hello everyone! Allow us to introduce Hobbs to the Village!!

                 

                Hobbs is a gentle giant weighing a plump 29 pounds at almost 2 years old. He is a happy, healthy dog who is dying to be the center of attention. His hobbies include splooting, head scratches, and chasing the vacuum. He is super sweet to all humans, even littles!

                 

                Hobbs is housebroken but does mark inside. His foster family is hopeful that neutering him will help with the marking. He is crate trained, remaining calm and quiet for the short periods of time that he has been in his crate in his foster home. He tends to still pull on the leash during walks, though, so he will require additional training in this area. He gets along with other dogs, but it is not known how he would do with cats.

                 

                He is an independent fella except for when being outside to potty. He likes to have company for this. ???? He is not a lap dog and is actually quite the busy bee. Hobbs will make a great addition to a family, big or small, once he becomes available for adoption! Keep an eye out for when he is ready!

                We greatly appreciate any and all donations! $400 will help us provide Hobbs with some basic essentials, such as a leash and food, as well as help us cover some of his vet bills.

                You can also Venmo us @FrenchBulldogVillage or text "DONATEFBV" to 44321 to donate through our secure link!

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                Sun, 20 Nov 2022 12:05:23 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                My Husky Puppies FIRST Super Chewer BARK Box Unboxing! https://thedogvisitor.com/my-husky-puppies-first-super-chewer-bark-box-unboxing https://thedogvisitor.com/my-husky-puppies-first-super-chewer-bark-box-unboxing
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                Ugly Sweater Sunday Funday Bingo https://thedogvisitor.com/ugly-sweater-sunday-funday-bingo https://thedogvisitor.com/ugly-sweater-sunday-funday-bingo Sat, 19 Nov 2022 01:34:55 -0800 Dog-Fancier Johnson American Bulldog Info https://thedogvisitor.com/johnson-american-bulldog-info https://thedogvisitor.com/johnson-american-bulldog-info Fri, 18 Nov 2022 23:29:06 -0800 Dog-Fancier How to Choose & Buy the best Pet Insurance https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-choose-buy-the-best-pet-insurance https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-choose-buy-the-best-pet-insurance How to Choose & Buy the best Pet Insurance is important because pets are part of the family, and we care for them in the same way as our children.

                This is why you should consider Met Life Pet Insurance as your pet’s insurance. It is important to have pet insurance from when your pets are kittens and puppies.

                Ageing pets as well need veterinary care and procedures, therefore a solid pet insurance will help you dedicate resources meaningfully to them.

                You may have heard the term “pet insurance” before, but if you aren’t sure what it is, or why it’s important for your pets to have it, then you’re not alone. Pet insurance is a kind of insurance that covers medical care for your pet when they are sick or injured. It can also help pay for veterinary services if they need surgery or something else that would be expensive without it.

                When you have a pet, there are many things that you need to provide for them. You will need to make sure that they are healthy and safe, so that they can live out their lives happily and peacefully.

                Pet insurance can help you with all kinds of things, including:

                -Fending off expensive veterinary bills when your pets get sick and need treatment – especially if they are elderly or have other conditions that make them more likely to become ill than younger animals.

                -Covering routine dental procedures – like scaling teeth or cleaning teeth after a visit to the vet – so you don’t have to spend every month on flea treatments, heart worm medication, and other stuff all at once.

                -Covering emergency care at the vet when something unexpected happens that requires immediate attention from a veterinarian. For example, if one of your dogs gets into an accident and has serious injuries or bleeding from an injury that requires stitches, you need a vet.

                If you want your pets to be healthy, then it is important that you take care of them and make sure that they get the best care possible. This means making sure that they get the right vet appointments when needed and that they get regular checkups to stay healthy.

                If your pets ever become sick or injured, then they may need medical attention from a vet. These costs can add up quickly if your pets start needing more frequent visits than usual or if they develop an illness or injury not covered by their insurance plan.

                veterinary ultra sound for dogs and cats
                Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko: Pexels

                In case of injury or them developing an illness, then this could mean your having to take time off work. In the worst case of losing your job altogether due to being unable to perform at full capacity. If this happens, then it could lead to financial issues as well as having a negative impact on your relationships at work. It is best to treat illnesses immediately so there is little or no risk of them becoming chronic.

                “What a waste of money!”

                When pet owners face the question of whether their pets should have pet insurance, their first thought might be, “What a waste of money!”

                But it’s not a waste of money at all—in fact, it could save your pet’s life.

                Pet insurance can help you save time and money when you need to take your furry friend to the vet. It can help you pay for a variety of veterinary care services. And it can pay for procedures like spaying or neutering, vaccinations and microchipping if your pet is lost or stolen. It may also free up your resources to invest in rehabilitation aids and equipments for your pets.

                It’s also true that most pet insurers will offer discounts on some kinds of treatment if your pet is insured by them. For example, a family with multiple dogs may qualify for discounts on vaccines and surgeries for each dog as long as all dogs are covered under the same policy.

                When most people think of pet insurance, they’re skeptical. They wonder: “Is it really worth the money? Isn’t that what my homeowners or renters insurance policy is for?” Medical bills for pets can be expensive, but pet insurance can help. Which is why we put together this guide for you on how to choose the best pet insurance.

                Vaccines increase your pet’s chances of survival, another reason to invest in pet insurance

                dog with intravenous in its leg for parvovirus treatment
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                Your pet is part of your family. So if you take care of them, they’ll take care of you in return!

                Life is full of uncertainties. We never know what tomorrow will bring.

                The post How to Choose & Buy the best Pet Insurance appeared first on Oliver Pet Care.

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                Fri, 18 Nov 2022 23:05:59 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Kennel Cough in Dogs & 10 Steps for Natural Treatment and Prevention https://thedogvisitor.com/kennel-cough-in-dogs-10-steps-for-natural-treatment-and-prevention https://thedogvisitor.com/kennel-cough-in-dogs-10-steps-for-natural-treatment-and-prevention A complete guide

                Especially now, in the COVID era, dog lovers seem to be more concerned about kennel cough, also known as canine tracheobronchitis. The main cause of this disease is the bacteria Bordetella Bronchiseptica that has been found in most dogs with the disease symptoms, however, the canine parainfluenza virus and a few other viruses may also be involved.

                Dogs infected with kennel cough usually present with a dry hacking cough and spitting up foamy, frothy saliva like liquid, the result of upper airway inflammation. Dog lovers often come forward with the concern that their dog is choking and clearing their throat.

                The disease is usually mild and self-limiting, and rarely leads to complications, which makes it very similar to a common cold in humans.

                IS THE KENNEL COUGH VACCINE NECESSARY?

                Despite the fact that kennel cough is nothing more than the dog version of a cold, most boarding facilities, daycares, groomers and training centres, request the kennel cough vaccine as one of the conditions of admittance. 

                During the early years of my veterinary career, I also used to use the kennel cough vaccine, until I noticed that dogs who were absolutely healthy before receiving the vaccination would come back with full-on kennel cough symptoms after getting the vaccine.

                I remember calling the vaccination manufacturer representative to ask if the vaccine was a possible reason for the illness, and was told that this was unlikely, and that these dogs were likely exposed to kennel cough prior to receiving the vaccination.

                This was definitely possible, however I didn’t see the same rise in kennel cough numbers in dogs that were not vaccinated. I also knew that most kennel cough vaccines are made from a live modified organism that can, under some conditions, cause tracheobronchitis symptoms.

                During my additional research on the topic, I stumbled upon the British Medical Safety Data sheet for the Nobivac KC kennel cough vaccine, that stated clearly that the vaccine can cause eye and nose discharge,  accompanied by sneezing and coughing - the symptoms of kennel cough. It also said that these symptoms may persist for up to four weeks post vaccination, and dogs with more severe signs should be treated with appropriate antibiotic treatment.

                In summary, the safety data sheet confirmed what I have clearly seen in practice. The kennel cough vaccine is capable of causing the disease that it should prevent. As a result, I decided to stop giving the kennel cough vaccination in my practice, and created a simple kennel cough checklist for dog lovers and dog-centric businesses that I am sharing below:

                PART 1 - WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A DOG GUARDIAN
                1. Remember that kennel cough is a mild self-limiting disease, therefore it is safe not to vaccinate for it, and avoid potential kennel cough symptoms.
                2. If you use a service that requests a kennel cough vaccine, share this article link with them, and suggest that you are willing to sign a waiver of liability.
                3. Make sure that your dog’s immune system is in top-notch condition, feed a high-quality all-natural raw or cooked diet, and eliminate kibble. Click here for the Healthy Dog Food Recipe Maker.
                4. Prevent dietary deficiencies, and boost the immune system, by giving the Fab4 essential supplements. I give them to my dog Pax to keep him healthy. 
                5. Avoid kibble and processed food, as well as dairy and wheat based products, which compromise the immune system and increase mucus and congestion of the airways.
                6. Choose well-ventilated, clean, and stress free facilities that are not overcrowded and your dog is happy to return to.
                7. If your dog gets kennel cough, rest your dog, but take them out for low-key gentle walks to keep them happy and calm.
                8. To reduce cough symptoms, you can administer homeopathic remedy Spongia 30C or 200C (can also be listed as 30CH and 200CH) 2-3 times daily, until symptoms subside. This is the treatment of choice.
                9. Increase the dose of FeelGood Omega to 3x the recommended daily dose. This will help reduce inflammation and support healing of the upper airways.
                10. If symptoms worsen, or your dog is lethargic, see your veterinarian for further assistance.

                Here is a link to an article about a safer approach to your dog’s immunity and vaccination.

                PART 2 - WHAT TO DO IF YOU OWN A DOG-CENTRIC BUSINESS
                1. If you are an owner of a boarding, grooming, or daycare facility, I suggest you create a simple waiver of liability for any incidents of infectious disease.
                2. Explain in the waiver that you don’t require the kennel cough vaccination for dogs in your facility, as it may cause the disease symptoms.
                3. If a dog shows symptoms of kennel cough which may happen in a facility that requests the vaccine or in one that doesn’t, practice the same form of disinfection, hygiene, and sick dog isolation as you would with COVID-19. We are all now well versed in this type of hygiene.
                4. Ask every incoming guardian if their dog is experiencing any signs of cough or spitting up clear foamy phlegm.
                5. Ensure your facility is well ventilated, and the air quality is good.
                6. Prevent overcrowding, and strive to create a happy and stress free atmosphere within your facility.

                Download and print a copy of this article for your clients to read here.

                Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

                PS:  If you are looking for my general recommendations about vaccinations, click here.

                 

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                Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:10:29 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Meeting All the Neighbor Dogs! Nov17, 2022 SDV https://thedogvisitor.com/meeting-all-the-neighbor-dogs-nov17-2022-sdv https://thedogvisitor.com/meeting-all-the-neighbor-dogs-nov17-2022-sdv
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                Best Dog Christmas Outfits and Other Festive Holidays Tips https://thedogvisitor.com/best-dog-christmas-outfits-and-other-festive-holidays-tips https://thedogvisitor.com/best-dog-christmas-outfits-and-other-festive-holidays-tips dog christmas costume

                It's finally time to pull out all our favourite holiday decorations, but what about your pooch? Check out our favourite pet Christmas outfits and other festive holiday ideas. 

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                Fri, 18 Nov 2022 03:39:25 -0800 Dog-Fancier
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                Thu, 17 Nov 2022 23:34:17 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Chloe in Maryland& UNDER APPLICATION REVIEW!! https://thedogvisitor.com/chloe-in-maryland-under-application-review https://thedogvisitor.com/chloe-in-maryland-under-application-review
                Chloe-_N0A4292

                CHLOE

                LOCATION: Northern DC metro area

                AGE: 3 years

                SEX: Female/Spayed

                WEIGHT: 20 lbs

                KIDS: Yes

                OTHER DOGS: Yes

                CATS: Unknown

                BIRDS & OTHER SMALL ANIMALS: Unknown

                AVAILABLE AS OF: 11/11/2022

                ADOPTION FEE: $400

                Hey, hey!! Chloe here….I am on the search for my forever family. Could it be you??

                 

                I was surrendered to FBV from a local shelter when after extensive testing, they could not resolve my gastrointestinal issues. You see, I was surrendered because I was suffering from chronic urinary and fecal incontinence. Multiple tests were run, and it was found that I had an ectopic ureter and inflammatory bowel disease.

                 

                Upon coming to FBV, I was seen by an internal medicine specialist who did an ultrasound guided laser ablation of my ectopic ureter which appears to have resolved my urinary incontinence. Although, this will need to be monitored in the future for any repeated issues. I was also diagnosed with inflammatory bowel/ulcerative colitis with both allergic and inflammatory components. The allergic component has been addressed with a hydrolyzed protein diet (Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein- dry and canned) but sadly the inflammatory process is ongoing. I will require lifelong monitoring as well as medication and dietary restrictions.

                 

                I have environmental allergies as well which require Cytopoint injections every 5 weeks and medicated baths and foaming foot treatments. I tolerate the baths and foot treatments like a champ and have no issues taking the other medication (Marbofloxacin) that I need daily.

                 

                I have been told that I act very much like a puppy in terms of play and energy. I love to play with other dogs but also equally love going on walks with my humans. I would love to have a similar dog in my forever home as a playmate although this is not a requirement. However, if I don’t have a playmate, I will need regular stimulation and play with my humans.

                 

                So far, I have gotten along with ALL people of ALL ages that I have been introduced to – including children! I have also gotten along with or have been indifferent to all dogs that I have met and enjoy the resident dogs in my foster home. I have shown zero aggression with people. But while I have shown no toy or bone aggression with other dogs, I have been known to growl at other dogs trying to eat out of my food bowl…but heck no one wants others stealing their food! It is best if I am just fed separately from other dogs.

                 

                I am sorry to say but I am not fully housebroken. Believe me…I try to let my people know that I need to go outside to potty but because of my bowel issues, sometimes I am just too late, and I have a small poop accident. I also sometimes have accidents when I am nervous or very excited. It is less of an issue now that my poops are at least 95% solid, but given my medical issues, poop (and even possibly pee) accidents in the home will be something I will deal with for life. Since surgery, my urinary accidents have reduced to almost zero. I am doing really well going outside to tinkle but will at times use a pee pad in the middle of the night. I will definitely need a family who is patient and understanding.

                 

                I will also require a home where someone can let me out during the day to potty. I need potty breaks every 3-4 hours to help prevent me from having accidents. I am crate trained but prefer not to be crated. I am leash trained and know “sit” and “shake” as well. I know I could learn more commands, too, if you would like.

                 

                Here are some of my loves:

                1. First and foremost, hanging with my people!!
                2. Cuddling
                3. Playing with people and other dogs
                4. Crinkly/squeaky toys
                5. Chewing on bones but because of my dietary restrictions, I can only have Nylabones, Benebones and antlers. I also have been known to chew on things that I am not supposed to, so I will require some supervision. Don’t worry I am easily redirected!
                6. Being silly (I love to wiggle, dance, and bounce around especially when someone sings to me)

                 

                I am a sweet, fun and loving gal who is just as happy as can be! All I have known in my lifetime is changes, upheaval, and inconsistencies. Despite the days when I am not feeling well, I remain happy and ready to greet my people with a wiggle and a smile on my face. I never get upset and am such a forgiving soul. My foster mom says that I deserve the absolute best home…one who will provide me with lots of patience and unconditional love!

                 

                If that is you, please apply! You won’t regret it!

                • WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
                • APPLICATIONS FROM MARYLAND, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
                • WE REQUIRE THE DOG BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE AREA OF THE STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE.
                • ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT.
                • FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION.
                • PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO BE EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.

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                Thu, 17 Nov 2022 23:25:24 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Kumaon Mastiff Indian Dog Breed Interesting Facts   https://thedogvisitor.com/kumaon-mastiff-indian-dog-breed-interesting-facts https://thedogvisitor.com/kumaon-mastiff-indian-dog-breed-interesting-facts A remarkably exceptional breed, it’s not unfair to call it a great beauty. Kumaon Mastiff Indian Dog Breed is one of a kind and its other common breed types are found worldwide. Though today this breed is close to extinction with only a few present on this planet. However, this breed deserves all the attention. Let’s visit the chronicles of the Kumon Mastiff Indian Dog Breed.

                Kumaon mastiff or Himalayan Sheep Dog
                Image Source : Wikipedia

                About Kumaon Mastiff Dog

                Kumaon Mastiffs are known to guard settlements near the Kumaon Hills, large dogs with keen senses and fearlessness. They developed the obstinate mentality that is now inherited in them, making them watchful, while hunting stray animals and intruders. Extremely devoted to their families, Kumaon Mastiffs are also kind to outsiders (as long as they do not have any alarming signals). If you have kids, this furry buddy of ours will treat them as their little brothers and take the highest care to protect them. 

                Our Mastiff companion has a calm and laid-back temperament. They only require an hour of playtime, and they won’t cause you any problems. Leaving your dog behind won’t be an issue if you happen to be working (as long as they have some work to do). Being so sensitive, boredom could lead to anxiety and sadness. This breed is currently in danger of going extinct and is one of the most endangered in the nation. The breed hasn’t been registered anywhere in the Kennel clubs, despite the fact that this is the case. 

                Other Names of Kumaon Mastiff

                Bhotia,
                Himalayan SheepDog,
                Bangara,
                Gaddi Kutta,
                and Cypro Kukur

                8 Interesting Facts About Kumaon Mastiff Indian Dog

                Fact 1. The upper torso of the Kumaon Mastiff and the English Mastiff is strikingly similar. 
                Fact 2. Kumaon Mastiffs don’t need any special training for being an absolute guard dog.
                Fact 3. They are born protectors and are suitable for all types of families.
                Fact 4. The temperament of our Mastiff friend is chilled out and relaxed.
                Fact 5. The Kumaon Mastiff is one of the strongest Indian breeds.
                Fact 6. They are strong enough to combat large animals like tigers, lions, and others.
                Fact 7. After the fearsome battle of Panipat, the Mughals were onto capture the surface also. Instead of using soldiers, the army used the Kumaon Mastiff dogs for protection. They had the desire to set up a fort in Nainital District. This breed is equivalent to warriors!
                Fact 8. Kumaon Mastiffs was brought to Finland and Italy in the late 19th century, and they still have a large number of Kumaon Mastiff as pets. Whereas they are currently a threatened dog species in India. 

                Read Also: Top 25 Dogs That You Can Bring Home For Safety Purpose

                History of Kumaon Mastiff Dog Breed

                Mastiffs are known to be the Molosser-type of dog. Commonly referred to as bully kutta in India. Around 2,500 years ago, in and around the regions of Persia and India, there were three separate kinds of mastiffs found. Listed as the Asian Mastiff, the Indian Mastiff, and the Assyrian dog 
                These majestic Indian Mastiffs are thought to have come from the regions of Punjab, Rajasthan, and the Kutch desert. The Sindh mastiff is the other name for this breed because a portion of Rajasthan’s Kutch region was part of the Sindh district. 

                Appearance

                The Kumaon Mastiff resembles an older Great Dane in looks. The Kumaon Mastiff is a huge breed of dog. Their bodies are muscular, well-boned, and relatively thin. These dogs have strong necks and huge, powerful heads. Their short, silky coat is available in white and brindle (ranging from dark to light shades). The typical height of these dogs is 28 inches, and they also have white markings.

                Kumaon Mastiff Dog Price in India

                Kumaon mastiffs Indian dog breeds often range from 5,000 to 20,000 rupees. If you buy from a metropolitan city, the price may go higher, on the other hand, if you buy in a small town, the price will be on a lower margin. The cost of a Kumaon mastiff can also change based on factors like type, health, color, age, and gender. 

                Temprament

                Appearance is not deceptive in the case of the Kumaon Mastiffs Indian Dog. These dogs are natural guard dogs and have strong powerful instincts. Great dog recommended for protection. In the hilly region, there’s always a threat of wild animals invading human property or even attacking people. Mastiffs are great at altering and guarding humans, extremely devoted, and affectionate to their owners. Though both strangers and other canines may come under their threat. As guard dogs, they are of suspicious nature.  

                Lifespan & Health

                Mastiffs are large dog breeds comprising a lifespan of 10-12 years. The Kumaon Mastiff is a sturdy breed that can thrive in practically any environment. They are one of the most adaptable Indian breeds as a result. One of the essential vaccinations a Kumaon Mastiff requires is the canine parvovirus vaccine. Canine distemper also needs to be administered five times starting at ages 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 weeks, respectively. is a deworming Your dog needs a vaccination schedule, which you can request from your veterinarian. In order to fully understand everything before you vaccinate your dog, please go through our website and book your session with one of our veterinarians.  

                Height & Weight

                The Kumaon Mastiff is a medium- to large-sized dog with a very muscular build-up front and a leaning end. They support themselves with strong necks and muscular heads. Male and female Kumaon Mastiffs typically weigh between 80 and 90 kg. The male Kumaon Mastiff grows to a height of between 23 and 26 inches, while the female Kumaon Mastiff grows to a height of between 21 and 23 inches. 

                Grooming Tips

                The Kumaon Mastiff has a soft, short coat that sheds very little. Twice a year, generally in the spring and fall, they shed their hair. It is essential to thoroughly brush Kumaon Mastiffs twice a week and exhibit them every other day because they get dirty easily. Kumaon Mastiffs require routine dental care to prevent tooth damage as they age. Additionally, regular follow-ups on-ear and anal cleansing are required. To know more you can consult a vet.  

                Read Also: Guide To Grooming Dogs

                Feeding Tips

                Given its size, the Kumaon Mastiff needs its meals to be planned so that it doesn’t get too much food. These dogs may bloat, a disease where air builds up in the stomach and can be dangerous, therefore you should feed them tiny amounts of fiber dry food divided into three meals a day. 

                Bonus Health Care Tips

                Avoid over-brushing the fur of this breed because it is susceptible to skin damage from over-brushing. 

                Conslusion

                Dogs are a part of our life, their mere existence is incomplete without us. Kumaon Indian Mastiff has proven to be a remarkable dog breed in India. The origin of this breed and other types of the mastiff is long known to people of different eras and dynasties. Over time the popularity of this breed is increasing yet this breed is on the verge of extinction. With only a few numbers remaining Mastiff is becoming less day by day. We’ve compiled the whole list of factors on why this amazing breed deserves every chance to be your companion. This exceptional breed requires care and love. We recommend you contribute your part if you wish to adopt one or can save Kumaon Mastiff.  

                Frequently Asked Question About Kumaon Mastiff

                Q. What are the common health problems Kumaon Mastiffs face? 

                Due to the physic of the Kumaon mastiff, the dog is more susceptible to gastric torsion and canine hip dysplasia (CHD). Don’t discount the possibility of general canine health issues as well. 

                • Bacterial infections 
                • Vitiligo which is loss of pigmentation of the skin 
                • No cancerous growths, such as sebaceous cysts 
                • Blindness 
                • Progressive Retinal Atrophy which is an inherited disease 

                Q. Why Kumaon Mastiff are not leash-friendly dogs? 

                This breed was bred by tribes in the Himalayan region to guard their owners against predators, and they are typically let loose and unrestrained. Therefore, you must begin training this dog to walk on a leash at a very young age after getting to know him. 

                Since they are amiable and would not cause any trouble when you took them for a stroll or jog without a leash, there would be no problem. 

                Q. Is Kumaon Mastiff a great choice for first-time dog owners? 

                Definitely not a breed for newbie dog owners. For them to develop into nice, obedient pets, training them to be the ideal pet is crucial. Ask for advice from a seasoned dog owner if you still insist on getting this breed as your first pet to get a better sense of what to expect. 

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                Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:57:11 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Georgia 45 – Miss. St. 19: Champions bearing gifts https://thedogvisitor.com/georgia-45-miss-st-19-champions-bearing-gifts https://thedogvisitor.com/georgia-45-miss-st-19-champions-bearing-gifts This was the one. An SEC road game after the Florida rivalry and the emotional Tennessee win. A unique and noisy environment these players had never experienced. An opponent that was unbeaten in its home stadium. A perplexing defensive system that held Georgia to 8 total yards rushing two seasons ago. An unconvetional offense coached by its master and led by a quarterback nearly as experienced as Georgia’s. It was the third offense in three weeks that required special preparation with little carryover from the previous game. If you can spot a trap game in August, is it really a trap game?

                The 2020 Mississippi State game might have been a bigger challenge in terms of preparation. J.T. Daniels made his first start in place of the injured Stetson Bennett. The defense just had its tail handed to them by Florida. A Georgia defense used to being the aggressor was slow and tentative as they adjusted to the challenges of facing the Air Raid. In 2022 the defense seemed more comfortale with the assignment. Georgia held Mississippi State out of the endzone until the second half. They held Will Rogers, with two more years under his belt, to 1.5 fewer yards per attempt in 2022 than in 2020. There were still a handful of costly breakdowns and unneccessary penalties, but Georgia’s defense was the steadier unit for the Bulldogs in this year’s meeting.

                Jalen Carter appeared in both the 2020 and 2022 game, and his development and increased role during those two seasons was a big part of Georgia’s defensive success on Saturday. Carter was a handful from the inside with 7 tackles, a sack, and 1.5 tackles for loss. Mississippi State is typically near the bottom of SEC rushing stats, but the broadcast documented how MSU had improved to nearly 80 rushing yards per game. Carter and the defensive front made sure MSU didn’t reach 50 yards on the ground in this game. The blueprint for defending MSU is to rush three defenders and drop eight into coverage. Georgia was able to rush three and occasionally four and could still generate a decent pass rush and formidable run defense largely because Jalen Carter was nearly unblockable.

                Georgia faced a similar challenge on offense as they saw in 2020. Mississippi State’s 3-3-5 defense again sought to take the run game away, and Todd Monken was again happy to make MSU pay with big chunks on pass plays. Instead of J.T. Daniels throwing bombs down the sideline, Stetson Bennett attacked with his tight ends and big passes to the slot at a fair 7.8 yards per attempt. Georgia didn’t have a pass play over 30 yards this time after having three or four in 2020, but five receivers had catches between 15 and 30 yards. Georgia’s difficulty running the ball on early downs put pressure on the offense to convert on third down, and Bennett, playing through arm pain, was up to it. He was 7-for-11 on third down with a touchdown and a fluke interception.

                Apart from the tight ends Bennett’s favorite target was Ladd McConkey. McConkey seems back in form after a midseason slump, and his versatility was on display with a 70-yard touchdown run and a 28-yard reception on a slot fade to the goal line. Kearis Jackson also had a nice game at receiver with season highs in receptions and yardage. In two career games against MSU, Jackson has 8 catches for over 100 yards and a touchdown with a 40-yard reception in 2020 and a 30-yard catch in 2022.

                A big difference in this meeting was that the Dawgs managed some longer gains on the ground. Two touchdown runs by McConkey and Milton accounted for 104 of Georgia’s 179 rushing yards. Why did Georgia have two explosive scoring plays from the running game when they couldn’t move the ball on the ground in 2020? Darnell Washington played in this game. Washington’s block on McConkey’s sweep was so effective that it essentially neutralized a second defender. Washington then combined with Broderick Jones to create one of the cleanest lanes of the night for Kendall Milton to burst through. Those blocks would have been enough, but Washington added 5 receptions and a touchdown as Georgia exploited their advantage at tight end for two scores and over 100 receiving yards.

                Georgia had some good performances on both sides of the ball, but they made things difficult for themselves with miscues. Bennett threw two interceptions. If those were somewhat unlucky, he got away with a couple of other forced throws. A mismanaged sequence at the end of the first half led to a Mississippi State punt return touchdown. Georgia led 17-3 with 2:30 left in the half but gave up 9 quick points to lead only 17-12 at intermission.

                There’s been a theory floating around since Kent State or so about Georgia “playing with its food.” Georgia’s good enough that they become unfocused or invent ways to make things more difficult. I tend to think that’s a little simplistic and gives short shrift to the opponent, but sometimes you do have to wonder where the focus goes. It could be missed tackles. It could be Bennett eschewing the layup to Washington in favor of throwing into coverage. It could be half-hearted run blocking knowing that Bennett might make a play on third-and-long. You saw Kirby Smart yelling “Do you want to play?!?” at a player, perhaps Ringo, after an unnecessary facemask call late in the game. It’s not just players, either. The end of the first half has been an adventure as far back as the Kent State game when Bennett squirming across the goal line narrowly averted the clock running out. Smart lamented that he didn’t have enough speed on the field to cover the punt – why is that an issue on a routine special teams play in game 10?

                McConkey’s run to open the second half was a palate cleanser that got Georgia back on track. The Dawgs weren’t in danger and turned it on just as they’ve done all season with three touchdowns on their first four possessions of the second half. There’s no question that the team is a machine when the players are locked in, but it can be frustrating when the lapses show up. It won’t matter in the regular season; a 26-point win in a situation like this shows that Georgia has more than enough to overwhelm the teams on their schedule. Clinching the SEC East title starts us looking to the postseason though. Does it matter if games like this get a little sloppy? We’ve seen Georgia turn it on for their toughest opponents, but you know that coaches want the team more locked in with an SEC title shot and a return to the playoff on the line.

                • We lump several operations into “special teams,” and Georgia’s results among those different operations are all over the place. Podlesny remains a reliable placekicker, but his shorter kickoffs into the wind were nearly all returned across the 25. Thorson has been above-average if a little inconsistent, and a lot of things went wrong on the punt returned for a touchdown. Georgia’s return games have been nothing special. Some nice midseason McConkey returns have Georgia at 38th in the nation in average punt return yardage. Kick returns though are an abysmal 99th. We know that Kearis Jackson is a capable returner, but blocking has been so poor that it’s just best to take the fair catch.
                • It had to be a big boost to Kendall Milton’s confidence to break a long touchdown run. Edwards and Robinson took a step forward on the depth chart during Milton’s absence, but it was nice for #2 to have a positive moment to build on.
                • Jalen Carter, as a true freshman, caught a touchdown pass out of the fullback position against Tennessee. I kept wondering if he’d once again be a target from the goal-line package as Georgia struggled to punch it in, but why get cute when you’ve got a fleet of tight ends?
                • Kamari Lassiter’s development has been a late-season bright spot for the defense. He, along with the rest of the secondary, held their own against Tennessee’s fleet of receivers. Lassiter continued to stand out against MSU with a fantastic 4th-and-1 stop to sniff out a screen and end a scoring opportunity that was Mississippi State’s last real chance to get back into the game.
                • Christopher Smith hasn’t nececsarily been known as a big hitter, but his big hit to separate a receiver from the ball on a third down pass was textbook. Targeting is always a big risk on collisions with receivers in the middle of the field, but Smith’s hit was clean and effective.
                • Dumas-Johnson seemed to be a step slow. He still had four tackles but wasn’t nearly as active as Mondon. He might be banged up, and he’s important enough to getting the defense set up that we’ll take diminished production if it means he’s on the field. Marshall got some good minutes and also finished with four tackles.
                • Robinson only got two carries, but it was still a positive to get him on the field in his home state.
                • The punt return and quick score following Bennett’s second interception obscure a really solid performance by the defense. Maybe the only disappointing play was the 40-yard reception before halftime that set up a field goal. Smith and Starks mismanaged the coverage communication, and Mondon missed a tackle in such away that the receiver was able to cut back against the flow for a long gain. It was one of the few negative plays on an otherwise standout night for Mondon.
                • Thorson struggled to get much distance on his first few punts – maybe it was the cold. The punt returned for a touchdown was a line drive. But his final punt was yet another cannon shot for 62 yards that flipped the field.

                The Bulldogs are SEC East champions for the fifth time in Kirby Smart’s seven seasons. They’re 10-0 in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history. The gap between this era of Georgia football and other successful Georgia periods is growing wider. There are still two games left to close out another undefeated regular season, but another division title puts bigger goals in sight.

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                Wed, 16 Nov 2022 23:56:38 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Important Laws Related to Pets in India That You Must Know https://thedogvisitor.com/important-laws-related-to-pets-in-india-that-you-must-know https://thedogvisitor.com/important-laws-related-to-pets-in-india-that-you-must-know The love for pets has been constantly increasing in recent times. This is because people acknowledge the benefits of having a pet in their life. Gone are the days when seeing a pet in a house was a rarity. Today, it seems to be a common trend. 

                Being a pet parent is a special feeling. However, it comes with its own set of challenges. Pet parents frustratingly admit how their neighbours or other people express anguish or challenged their fur babies. Most of them either bear this guilt or take the fight the wrong way. 

                Sometimes, it even goes to an extent that people abandon their pets. You might be wondering, what are the ways to protect your pets from these troublemakers and help pets lead a life of dignity?

                Laws! You should know the country’s laws, rules, and regulations for pets, stray animals and their rights. These laws will safeguard you and your pets. The guidelines will ensure that no one can ever question your pet’s existence. 

                Cruelty to animals is a criminal and a punishable act under the following:

                • The Indian Panel Code
                • Constitution of India
                • The Environment Protection Act
                • The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

                Here are some laws that prevent cruelty to animals – 

                Section 11 Under Cruelty to Animals Act, 19601

                This law states that animal food poisoning is a punishable offence. As per this section, animal cruelty can lead to imprisonment of 3 months. Here are some actions mentioned that can attract punishment – 

                 

                • Abandoning any animal in a situation where they suffer pain or starvation
                • Beating, kicking, over-riding or torturing an animal such that it suffers pain
                • Wilfully administering any toxic food or injurious drug to an animal such that its health gets affected
                • Neglecting animal or denying them food, water, shelter, and exercise and keeping them chained or jailed for days is a punishable offence
                • Also applicable to pet owners who fail to provide food, water and shelter to their pet such that their health worsens
                • Inciting any animal fight is a punishable offence

                 

                Sections 428 & 429

                As per sections 428 and 429, anyone found causing any injury to the animals will be punishable under this law. if anyone is found guilty of killing animals, he/she can be imprisoned for 5 years. 

                Section 38 under Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules

                This section clearly states that sterilization and vaccination are the only way to control the population of stray animals. 

                Article 51(G)

                This law applies to all the citizens of India. It is the responsibility of every citizen to preserve the environment, that also includes wildlife. Humans need to show compassion and kindness to all stray animals. 

                Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 19602

                This is a comprehensive six-chapter act that talk about welfare of animals in the Indian constitution. It also explains the role of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) in formulating and executing the laws. 

                AWBA Guidelines – Rights of Stray Animals & Pets

                The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has issued a circular that mentions the guidelines and rules for pet owners as well as the rights of pets in India. 

                Access to Elevators- Pets cannot be banned from entering lifts or elevators. Resident welfare owners cannot enforce any charges on pet owners for using lifts with their pets. However, pet owners can cooperate with society to use alternate lifts for pets if it is available. 

                Access to Parks & Gardens- According to AWBI, banning entry of pets in parks is short-sighted and strongly discouraged. It is important for pets to get regular walks and exercise to keep their physical and mental health in check. If pets are deprived of these rights, they may exhibit aggressive behaviour. Hence, it is a pet’s and pet owner’s right to go to the park at a time that does not cause inconvenience to the other visitors.

                Barking Is Not a Nuisance- According to AWBI notification, barking is a natural way of expression for dogs and barking cannot be a valid reason to ban pets. However, pet parents should take efforts to keep their pets quiet, and prevent incessant barking, mainly during the nighttime. 

                Right to Health & Hygiene- Pets are entitled to vaccination and sterilization. Pet owners are advised to keep their pets healthy and clean. 

                No Enforcing of Muzzles- Pet parents should always keep their pets on a leash when walking them in public areas or in society premises. This is for the safety of pets and other residents and trespassers. However, resident owners cannot insist on the use of muzzles. Muzzles can impact dogs’ breathing, panting and eating. 

                Guidelines for Caregivers of Stray Dogs & Cats

                Many people feed stray pets out of love and compassion. The AWBI encourages this behaviour deed and further motivates these people to take care of the health of these innocent animals. Here are some guidelines for caretakers that you should remember:

                • Stray dogs and cats have the right to defecate. The caregivers cannot control the defecation habit of strays. However, they can create designated areas for these animals to relieve themselves. They should work with other caretakers or NGOs to ensure cleanliness. 
                • People who feed stray animals are also advised to take part in animal vaccination, sterilization and other medical care. This will improve the health of these pets, generate positivity among citizens and improve the acceptability of dogs and cats. 
                • If you feed a dog or cat daily, be cognizant of the area where you feed them. Avoid feeding street dogs and cats immediately next to areas where children play or senior citizens take a walk or exercise. 
                • While feeding dogs, ensure optimal cleanliness and hygiene of that place. Feeding should not lead to littering and dirtying of the feeding site. You should clean up the site once the feeding is over. 

                At a time when animosity and cruelty towards animals is prevalent and have set dangerous examples, these rules offer a ray of hope. These rules also caution people to not harm animals, to respect their lives and spread love. 

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                Wed, 16 Nov 2022 04:05:15 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                20 Healthy Human Food for Pets https://thedogvisitor.com/20-healthy-human-food-for-pets https://thedogvisitor.com/20-healthy-human-food-for-pets Ever tried to know why do your fury babies run behind your food? Do you wonder the reason behind them flocking emotions around your meals even after finishing up their own? Well, the answer is the great aroma, taste and excitement you show around your edibles. They are meticulous about your expressions and body language.  

                Why would they want to Let us look at some food items that you must not worry feeding your pet babies and some that do not go well with them at all.

                VEGGIES

                Before serving cooked veggies to your little ones, know the proportion of spices such as cinnamon or condiments like salt that you must add to it. Too much salt isn’t recommended and sugar for your pets isn’t a good idea at all.

                20 Healthy Human Food for Pets

                1.   Pumpkin – Blessed are the dogs who are fed pumpkin, but in limitation. This cute, round vegetable is considered a super-food containing various micro-nutrients and fibre that eases the stomach and aids overall animal health in multiple ways. 

                2.   Sweet Potato – This naturally sweet flavoured, safe root vegetable is a super fibre and Vitamin B6, C & A rich. Serve this cooked with other veggies or separate, your little angel is sure to love it. 

                3.   Cucumber – Low calorie, crunchy snack as cucumbers are for us, they are super healthy for furry babies too. However, ensure feeding them just a couple of chunks and not more since too much of any veggies can lead to upsetting their tummies. 

                4.   Carrots – The foremost thing that eating carrots does to dogs is ensuring dental hygiene and wellness. Of course carrots are known to be nutrient rich with Vitamin A & K, calcium and beta carotene. They are also fibre dense. With being flushed with nutrition, they may help your pets with healthy fur coat, skin and may even boost immunity. 

                5.   French Beans – Being rich in Vitamin A, C, K, folic acid and fibre, beans are considered healthy with innumerable benefits to humans. Some parents also feed raw beans to their doggos but it is always better to serve them a combination of cooked veggies.

                FRUITS

                Fruits served as treatos must not be served beyond 10% of the total daily diet as recommended by the health experts.

                20 Healthy Human Food for Pets

                1.   Banana – Low in calorie, high in potassium, Vitamin B6, C, and Fibre, magnesium and manganese, banana can be a healthy treat for your dog. In fact, vets recommend treating these furry angels with banana instead of other fatty options. 

                2.   Apple - An excellent source of vitamins A, C and fibre for your dog. Since they are low in protein & fat, they make a perfect snack for aging dogs. Ensure not feeding them the seeds. 

                3.   Watermelon – Watermelons in control can be a great fruit treat for your doggo. However, the only issue that can be is the lot many seeds that need to be prudently removed first. Seeds can cause severe harm to your furry babies. 

                4.   Peaches- The peach flesh without the skin, fuzz and pit can be an absolute delight for your baby angels. Any fruit, including peach, must be fed in portion control. 

                5.   Cantaloupe – The fruit flesh, again served in moderation is a healthy treat for your little ones. The seeds too may not be as harmful as other fruit seeds. However, the seeds must not be fed to them intentionally as the delicate furry angels may choke.

                GRAINS

                Grains are generally not endorsed as safe for the furry angels but there are always exceptions. Listed below are a few that could be a part of your pet baby’s diet.

                1.   Rice – Many pet household still make cooked rice mixed with either broth or tender cooked meat a primary meal for their pet babies. While not many grain-food is healthy for your doggos, rice is a chosen one that is also a part of many commercially sold food too. 

                2.    Corn – It is believed to have many nutritional benefits including fibre. Your furry friends can be fed corn off the cob. Popcorn too is considered safe only if your pet baby likes it.

                20 Healthy Human Food for Pets

                3.   Barley – A super-food that is packed with a great deal of nutrition including antioxidants that may help keep your pooch happy and healthy. Powdered barley is mixed with dog wet food at times to make the meal healthier. 

                4.    Oats – Oats are safest with Vitamin A and Linoleic acid – a type of omega-6 fatty acid in plenty, to be fed to your little sensitive furry babies. Pet parents love this ingredient in most of home-cooked meals. 

                5.   Sorghum – A super-food with ample nutrition that’s gluten free, sorghum may be considered as a safe grain for your pooch. It is loaded with phosphorus, copper, magnesium and zinc in addition to being a great source of vitamins and minerals.

                ANIMAL PROTEIN

                Protein is essential for a healthy growth and development of your pet babies. Meat may be loved and eaten by most, milk and yogurt made of milk may be fed on case to case basis.

                1.   Fish – There are a number of fish that can be served to the pets at home. Many commercially sold food also incorporate fish as ingredient. Tuna, salmon, white fish offer a healthy nutrition base to pets. 

                2.   Chicken – Dogs and cats both love chicken. Cooked chicken make a good part of pet meal and must always be cooked and served to them. 

                3.   Egg – Eggs are generally preferred for pet meals since they are high in protein, vitamins and fatty acids. Also, they are the easiest to serve boiled. 

                4.   Milk – A dairy product that may be given to your furry folks in very limited quantity. Some dogs are lactose intolerant while some love it. Depending on their choices, milk can be served to pets safely. 

                20 Healthy Human Food for Pets

                5.    Yoghurt – Although a few dogs may be able to digest yogurt, some are lactose intolerant and may not take it too well. Depending on how your pet responds to it you may serve it to them in small quantity. 

                We hope the above information of pet-safe edibles in varied food categories helped you. If you have more ideas, do write back to us.

                Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and the readers may use or apply the same at their will. We believe in the uniqueness of every pet and its parent. Therefore not every piece of information and idea presented here may be suited to all.

                Also Read:

                Make Your Road Trips Easy with Furry Friend

                10 Incredible Dog Commands to Teach Your Furry Friend

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                Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:48:32 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Can Yorkshire Terriers have blue eyes? https://thedogvisitor.com/can-yorkshire-terriers-have-blue-eyes https://thedogvisitor.com/can-yorkshire-terriers-have-blue-eyes So, can yorkshire terriers have blue eyes? Let’s find out!

                Yorkshire Terriers come in different sizes and have various coat types. Due to their attractiveness as well as their lovable and amiable attitude, yorkies are popular as pets.

                One frequently asked but not necessarily obvious question concerning yorkies is whether or not they can have blue eyes.

                The majority of yorkies have black or dark brown eyes at birth, while some have light brown or even hazel eyes. Green, dark blue, or hazel eyes are uncommon but possible. If a yorkie inherits the “merle” gene, there is a very small chance that they will have blue eyes, this is extremely uncommon.

                Are Yorkies Born With Blue Eyes?

                No, most yorkie puppies have dark eyes at birth.

                Puppies from the same litter will have different levels and tones of eye color.

                The colour of the dog’s eyes is produced by the body’s increased production of melanin as the puppy ages.

                While they are not born with blue eyes, yorkies that inherit the “merle” gene will see color changes of the eyes, nose, and paws pads in addition to the base coat colors. The merle gene alters the black pigment in the eyes, sometimes turning dark eyes blue or causing a portion of the eye to be blue. However, because merle results in random alterations, it is also conceivable to have eyes that are oddly coloured or have blue or black eyes. Pink and black flecks may be present on the paw pads and snout.

                Most yorkies have dark eyes as puppies

                Can you tell if a yorkie’s eyes will stay blue?

                No. The eyes of all yorkie puppies remain closed at birth and don’t open until they are about two weeks old.

                Lack of melanin, the scientific name for pigment or skin colour, reaching the eyes is what give yorkie puppies their blue eyes.

                When a yorkie’s puppy’s eyes open, melanin production rises, changing the colour of the eyes. This color change can take one to three months to happen.

                The likelihood that a yorkie’s eyes will remain blue is incredibly unlikely.

                Final thoughts

                When yorkies are puppies, most will have dark eyes.

                This is typical of all yorkie puppies, in fact, of all dog breeds, and it’s a natural aspect of growth.

                As a yorkie ages and becomes an adult, his eyes get a different colour.

                It is extremely uncommon for a yorkie to have blue eyes as an adult, and many people believe that these dogs shouldn’t be bred from since they may pass on a number of problems to their offspring.

                Helpful article: How Much Do Yorkies Cost? (A Guide To Purchasing Your Dream Pup)
                Helpful article: Things to know before buying a Yorkie
                Also read: TOP 5 BEST DOG BEDS FOR YORKIES

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                Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:42:31 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Can Dogs Drink Oat Milk? https://thedogvisitor.com/can-dogs-drink-oat-milk https://thedogvisitor.com/can-dogs-drink-oat-milk A popular dairy-free milk substitute is oat milk. It is produced from oats, water, and added nutrients.

                Oat milk is manufactured and prepared using a variety of techniques and recipes. Your dog will love drinking it.

                Oat milk is safe for dogs to consume, and most dogs like the flavor so it makes a special treat. Oat milk can be a helpful beverage for dogs on a restricted diet because it is packed with nutrients, or it can be used occasionally to supplement your dog’s diet with extra nutrition.

                Is Oat Milk Safe For Dogs?

                After being weaned, dogs no longer require milk.

                However, if your dog like the flavour of milk, a small amount of non-dairy milk, such as oat milk, is usually acceptable as a treat for many dogs.

                Just keep in mind that your dog should only have little amounts of oat milk.

                Although it is non-toxic, an excessive amount may be difficult for your dog to absorb. Unpleasant side effects like an upset stomach, diarrhoea, or vomiting could result from this.

                What’s the verdict on oat milk?

                A well-balanced diet is key to your dogs health

                Benefits Of Oat Milk For Dogs

                A few advantages of oat milk for dogs are as follows:

                Allergens and irritants are scarce in oat milk. Numerous dogs suffer from lactose intolerance, and oat milk is free of many allergens that are present in dairy milk.

                Oat milk is an excellent source of fibre and is ideal for dogs that struggle with bowel irregularities.

                It frequently has added nutrients such calcium, potassium, iron, and vitamins A and D.

                Due to the abundance of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants it contains, it is excellent for your dog’s bone health.

                Dogs with gluten or wheat allergies are safe to consume it.

                Your dog’s immune system will benefit from oat milk’s prevention of anaemia.

                Few Considerations Before Giving Oat Milk To Dogs

                Dogs are completely dependent on us, just like children are.

                It’s critical to realise that you are accountable for your dog’s health and welfare as his owner.

                Before administering oat milk to your dog, consider the following factors:

                Make sure your canine companion is not allergic to any of the ingredients in oat milk before giving it to them.

                Control the amount of oat milk your dog consumes, don’t forget. To get a better sense of how much oat milk to add to your dog’s diet, speak with your veterinarian.

                Make sure to use unsweetened oat milk since some brands may have a lot of additional sweeteners.

                Can Dogs Have Vanilla Oatmilk?

                If you do decide to provide oatmilk to your dog, you should be cautious with flavours like vanilla.

                Numerous flavoured milks include excessive sugar content and other substances that could be hazardous to your dog.

                Many ‘human’ meals contain artificial sweeteners like Xylitol, which can be extremely harmful to dogs.

                How Much Oat Milk Should I Give To My Dog?

                It’s crucial to keep in mind that adult dogs don’t require milk or any substitutes, including oat milk.

                For a dog, water is always the best option.

                But occasionally, we all enjoy spoiling our pets, and this is how you should think of oat milk and how much of it.

                Your dog will appreciate the occasional treat of a bowl of oat milk.

                Conclusion

                Unquestionably, oat milk will appeal to your dog’s palate.

                You must satisfy their tastes in a safe manner if you’re going to be a good dog parent.

                Oat milk has a very high nutritional value, so to prevent any negative effects on your dog, you should only give him/her a limited amount.


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                Tue, 15 Nov 2022 07:44:05 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                7 Ways Dogs Communicate With Us https://thedogvisitor.com/7-ways-dogs-communicate-with-us https://thedogvisitor.com/7-ways-dogs-communicate-with-us 7 ways dogs communicate with us …

                Dogs have been our faithful companions for centuries, and there’s a reason why we refer to them as “man’s best friend.” They give people love and companionship and are always there for us when we need them. Today, we will learn the seven signs our dogs communicate with us. Are you ready to become a better friend? Let’s read!

                1. Body language

                Dogs communicate through their body position and movement. For example, a dog may crouch down low to the ground when it feels scared or threatened. Alternatively, a dog may stand tall and stiff with its hackles raised when feeling aggressive or threatened.

                Understanding these and other examples of dog body language can help you better interpret your dog’s feelings and needs. You may educate yourself about it in courses, read books, or ask trusted writers to create a short summary of the required topic. It is a constant learning. and  adapting to situations as they occur.Thus,This will help you  you may prevent some occasions or share the dog’s happiness. 

                2. Facial expressions

                Yes, you can learn to read facial expressions, like in the famous Lie to me series. For example, a dog may show its teeth in a snarl to warn off another animal or person. Alternatively, a dog may bare its teeth in a friendly grin when it wants to play.Be sure to know the difference before approaching a dog! 

                3. Ear and tail positions

                Ear and tail positions are important indicators of how a dog is feeling. By understanding these positions, you can better communicate with your dog and understand its mood. Here are some common ear and tail positions and what they mean:

                • Ears up indicate that the dog is alert and focused.
                • Ears down tell us that the dog is relaxed or submissive.
                • Tail wagging is a sign of happiness and excitement.
                • The tail between the legs expresses fear or insecurity.
                • Tail-up shows confidence and dominance.

                4. Vocalizations

                Dogs communicate using a variety of vocalizations, including barking, howling, and growling. Everyone has heard them. Indeed, each of these sounds can convey different meanings, depending on the context. 

                For example, a dog might bark to warn off an intruder, howl to call for help or growl to show aggression. We can assist dogs and help them with their inconveniences if we interpret different signs correctly.

                Barking

                Barking is one of the most common ways that dogs communicate. It can be used for various purposes, from expressing excitement or happiness to warding off potential threats. Dogs will also vary their bark based on the situation – a soft, short bark might be used when greeting someone they know, while a deep, prolonged bark can be used as an alarm.

                Howling 

                Howling is another common form of communication among dogs. It’s often used to communicate over long distances and can serve as a way to call for help or summon other members of the pack. Dogs will also howl in response to certain sounds, like sirens or music. 

                Growling 

                Growling is usually a sign of aggression, but it can also be used as a warning or simply as a way to express displeasure. Growling may be accompanied by baring teeth, lunging, or snapping. Usually a growl will proceed these actions, the dog is asking a person or another animal to stay away.  It’s essential to interpret growling in context – if a dog is barking while being threatened or attacked, it’s likely an act of aggression. However, if a dog is barking during playtime, it might just be part of the game.

                5. Scent

                Scent plays a significant role in how dogs interact with each other and the world around them. It conveys information about a dog’s identity, health, and emotional state. Trust My Paper, the custom writing service, wants to draw attention to the fact that it is the humans’ responsibility to see it clearly and do all the required actions for a great time-spending.

                When dogs meet for the first time, they will often sniff each other’s faces and bodies to get a better sense of who the other dog is. This process is “scenting.” By scenting each other, dogs can learn what kind of food the other dog likes, whether they have been in fights before, and how they are feeling emotionally.

                Scents are also messages between different dogs. For example, a dog feeling scared or threatened may leave behind a scent that tells other dogs to stay away. Or, a dog in heat may leave behind a scent that lets male dogs know it is available for mating.

                6. Touching or leaning

                Touching or leaning can signify submission, affection, dominance, or aggression. Reading the dog’s body language and context cues is essential to determine which emotion is being expressed.

                There are a few different ways that dogs can show their emotions through touch or leaning. 

                Best Writers Online, writing services review, says, “The most common way is touching their noses to another dog’s nose.” It is a way of showing submission and respect. It can also be a way of showing affection. Another way dogs can touch or lean is by connecting their bodies to another dog. It may be done playfully, as a sign of love, or in a more aggressive way, as a sign of dominance. Touching or leaning may also be done as part of a threat display, which would accompany growling or barking.

                7. Staring or making eye contact

                The eyes are the mirror of the soul, and it is valid for any living creature. Some key things to look for will help you understand whether your dog truly loves you. One of the most important things is how your dog looks at you. When dogs love someone, they tend to stare at them with what is known as a “soft gaze.” It is where their eyes appear softer and more relaxed than usual.

                By understanding their different sounds and the context in which they’re used, we can improve our dogs’ lives. Have a great day!

                Author Bio:

                Frank Hamilton is a blogger and translator from Manchester. He is a professional writing expert in such topics as blogging, digital marketing and self-education. He also loves traveling and speaks Spanish, French, German and English. Meet him on Facebook and Twitter.

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                Mon, 14 Nov 2022 22:49:23 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                You want a night game. You don’t want *this* night game. https://thedogvisitor.com/you-want-a-night-game-you-dont-want-this-night-game https://thedogvisitor.com/you-want-a-night-game-you-dont-want-this-night-game The 2019 Notre Dame game gave new life to night games under the lights at Sanford Stadium. The “Light Up Sanford” tradition that began some years earlier combined with the new LED lighting system made for an impressive and entertaining show. Night games also mean elaborate day-long tailgates and all that comes with them.

                Georgia, though, hasn’t had many opportunities to show off their investment in the in-game experience. The 4th quarter scene at twilight during the Tennessee game gave a tease as the lights dimmed and danced, but there was still too much daylight to get the full effect. That was about as close as Georgia will get to a night game experience in the 2022 season. Students are writing heartfelt appeals for just one late kickoff to share the experience with the next generation of UGA students. The reasoning might be shaky, but the clamor is unmistakable. Night games have become the new blackouts.

                We know Georgia gets fewer night games than other SEC schools. The reasons why range from the conspiratorial to the mundane. There was a climate on campus some 10-15 years ago aimed at curtailing Georgia’s tailgating and student life scene. Time has passed, and leadership has changed, so I have my doubts that someone at UGA is sliding notes to the SEC office that just say “noon” each week. There are several other factors determining Georgia’s home start times:

                • Georgia is good and good for ratings. Home games against better SEC opponents and rivals have been picked up by CBS in the conference’s top time slot at 3:30. That prime slot might change as ABC/ESPN takes over the entire SEC inventory of games.
                • Attractive non-conference games are at neutral sites. Last season’s Clemson game kicked off at 7:30 pm. It was in Charlotte. There are better home-and-home series on the books, and we’ll see if they actually happen.
                • The rest of the home schedule is weak. It’s true that Kent State or Vanderbilt could theoretically be slotted anywhere from noon to night on the SEC Network once the big networks pass on them. The vibe for a night game against a weak opponent isn’t what you’re after. The red lights of traffic leaving the stadium early rival the 4th quarter light show. If you just want the long tailgate, say so. You’ll likely be headed downtown or pointed towards home by halftime.
                • Georgia is on Eastern Time. If you hate noon kickoffs, imagine what over half of the conference thinks about 11 am kickoffs.
                • Kirby Smart isn’t as big of a fan of night games as you might think. You’d expect Smart would love to have recruits experience a rocking crowd with the lights doing their thing, and he might. But granting that most night games don’t turn out to be Notre Dame 2019, Smart seems to prefer a midafternoon kickoff for recruiting purposes.

                There was one last chance for a night game, but we learned on Monday that the Tech game will kick off at noon. That’s become the norm for this rivalry game. It’s still getting a national time slot – ESPN’s Gameday will lead into the broadcast. That early start might be disappointing at first, but this was the one game on the schedule no one should want at night. Students will be away for the Thanksgiving holiday. They might be back in force if this were a compelling matchup, but few expect this game to be competitive. The 4th quarter festivities echoing off empty seats during a blowout on a chilly late-November night would definitely have been a monkey’s paw type of outcome for those dead-set on a night game. If it makes you feel better, think about how pleased Kirby Smart will be knowing he has a seven-hour head start on LSU resting and preparing for the SEC Championship Game.

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                Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:58:54 -0800 Dog-Fancier
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                Harley – October 31st, 2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/harley-october-31st-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/harley-october-31st-2022 11/2/21 – Please welcome Harley! Harley was turned over to us by her breeder after a visit to with cardiologist. She was born with a heart murmur and further testing at 11 weeks old showed she has severe pulmonic stenosis (PS) and mild subaortic stenosis (SAS). She started taking a beta blocker, atenolol, to try and reduce the degree of obstruction and attempts to reduce the workload of her heart. Unfortunately, she has been showing clinical signs of fatigue, fainting and collapsing. She is on strict crate rest with no activity. Just seeing people or dogs causes her to collapse. She will see the cardiologist again in one month for a second EKC.

                11/16/21 – Harley saw the cardiologist today for further testing and unfortunately she has more issues with her heart than we originally thought. Four issues to be exact! She has diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital abnormality consisting of an overriding aorta, a ventricular septal defect, pulmonic stenosis, and right ventricular concentric hypertrophy (thickening) in response to the pulmonic stenosis. The ventricular septal defect, in particular, creates a right to left shunting of blood which leads to increased number of red blood cells (polycythemia) due to decreased amount of oxygen being carried by the blood. An increase in red blood cells is not ideal as this can cause the blood to move slower in the body resulting in weakness, collapse or blood clots that could result in death. The overriding aorta can allow mixture of deoxygenated with oxygenated blood which can result in decreased amount of oxygenated blood being pushed through the body. Finally, pulmonic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the pulmonic valves, creates an increase in pressure in the right ventricle due to not all of the blood being able to pass through the narrowed valve. This increase in pressure causes the right ventricle to thicken in response. This can potentially lead to right sided heart failure due to the right ventricle losing the ability to adequately pump blood forward, thus causing blood to back up into the abdomen.
                Today on echocardiogram, Harley had all four of the four criteria seen for Tetralogy of Fallot. In some dogs with pulmonic stenosis, a procedure called a balloon valvuloplasty can be preformed to correct the pulmonic stenosis and help to decrease the amount of right ventricular hypertrophy that is occurring. Unfortunately, Harley’s pulmonic valve is not conducive to this kind of surgery as his annulus (a ring shaped structure that around the valve) is hypoplastic and will not easily give way. There is also the risk of a vascular abnormality that is not uncommonly seen in the bulldog, this is known as an R2A anomaly. We discussed that this vascular abnormality can result in a coronary artery being routed around the pulmonic valve. This means that during
                the balloon procedure there is a risk of occluding (clamping) the vessel which can lead to decreased blood flow to the heart muscle (myocardial infarction). Based on the complexity of Harley’s cardiac abnormalities we have determined that a balloon valvuloplasty is not the best surgical approach to improve her quality of life.

                Alternatively, as discussed two other surgical options for Harley and these are a modified Blalock-Taussig (MBT) graft procedure or a definitive repair using open heart surgery with cardiac bypass. The MBT graft procedure essentially creates an bypass vessel from the aorta to the pulmonary artery. The goal of this procedure is to increase blood flow to the lungs which in turn increases oxygen saturation of the blood and reduces clinical signs associated with hypoxemia (decreased oxygen in the blood) like syncope (fainting), cyanosis (blue tinged mucous membranes), exercise intolerance and fatigue. While this procedure is certainly
                an option it is not a definitive repair of Harley’s underlying cardiac abnormalities. The approximate cost of this procedure is $4000-$6000.

                We are switching her medication to Propanolol. This works on the muscle of the heart to slow the rhythm of the heart which will decrease the workload of the heart as well as the added benefit of working on the bodies vascular system to constrict blood vessels which will ultimately
                lead to increase an increased pressure in the left side of the heart. The goal is to reduce the right to left shunting of blood created by the ventricular septal defect and ultimately reduce Harley’s syncopal episodes. We will see how she response on this medication over the next three months. At that time, we will repeat the echocardiogram and decide if Blalock-Taussing graft procedure is the best option for her.

                11/22/21 – After further discussion with the team at UGA we have decided to move forward with surgery as soon as possible. Harley’s heart issues are extras and she struggles to do normal everyday activities. This surgery gives her the best chance at living a normal life. This is a big surgery with a big bill of $4,000-$6,000 dollars. Please help us help Harley and donate if you can. We appreciate your support and we know Harley does too. 

                1/6/22 – Harley had her heart surgery today. This was a complicated surgery and she was under for anesthesia for five hours. The surgical team had a challenging time getting the graft into place but it is in and doing it’s job. The next 72 hours are critical while we wait and see if her body accepts or rejects the graft.

                1/10/22 – Harley was able to leave the ICU clinic today. Our main concern now is that she doesn’t have any blood clots. She is on a lot of medications and strict crate rest for the next two weeks until her recheck appt. 
                 
                1/19/22 – Harley got her stitches out and saw the cardiologist today.  Her heart seems to be looking and working well but she is still at risk for blood cloths over the next three months.  We are able to let her have a little more freedom now but she is still very much restricted on what she is allowed to do.  She seems the cardiologist again in April for her next echocardiogram.  
                 
                4/20/22 – Harley had her recheck today with the cardilogist.  The shunt is still patent with continuous blood flow through it, which is great news. In addition, the structural changes to her heart are static and have not worsened since her last echocardiogram. We also rechecked Harley’s PCV (packed cell volume) to monitor her red blood cell count due to her right to left shunt that is pushing deoxygenated blood into her systemic circulation. Harley’s PCV was slightly higher than what we normally; however, not high enough that would cause her any problems or require treatment. Often, when dogs are mildly dehydrated, this value can also be elevated, which could be the case for Harley. Therefore, at this time, we are not concerned about Harley’s PCV, and we will continue to monitor this finding at her next recheck. We will continue her propanolol and clopidogrel and see the cardiologist again in three months.  At that time, if her shunt remains patent, we will likely discontinue her clopidogrel and will hopefully be able to push out her subsequent rechecks.  Hopefully at that time we will be able to move forward with her spay and cherry eye surgery.  
                 

                7/14/22 – Harley was presented to the UGA Cardiology Service today for recheck evaluation of Tetralogy of Fallot after placement of a modified Blalock-Taussig-Thomas shunt (mBTT). The shunt remains patent (open), with continuous blood flowing from the subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery via the previously placed graft. In addition, the structural changes to her heart are static, and have not worsened significantly since her last echocardiogram.

                We also rechecked Harley’s red blood cell count (packed cell volume or PCV) today. The ventricular septal defect (VSD) in her heart allows deoxygenated blood to flow from the right side of the heart to the left side, which then gets sent out into the systemic circulation. The body responds to the lower amount of oxygen by producing more red blood cells in hopes of carrying more oxygen. Harley’s PCV was slightly higher than what we normally see in dogs; however, not high enough that would cause her any problems or require treatment. We will continue to monitor her PCV at further rechecks. If there are too many red blood cells, it can make it hard for fluid to move through the body leading to symptoms such as behavior changes, seizures, ataxia, or lethargy. We are watching her closely for these clinical signs.  We were able to discontinue her clopidogrel (Plavix); but we will continue her on her current dose of propranolol and she will need this for life.  We were advised to let Harley to set her own pace regarding her activity. She will need to see the cardiologist again in six months and likely every six months for the remainder of her life.  We would like to recheck an echocardiogram in another 4 to 6 months. She has been cleared to have surgery; we will spay her and address her cherry eyes in a few weeks.  She will be available for adoption once she recovers from surgery.  She will only be placed in a low key, dog free, kids free home so that she can live a quite, low key lifestyle.  

                October 31, 2022 – Harley crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today. We tried everything to fix her heart but unfortunately we were not able to. 
                Please keep her foster family in your thoughts. 
                Rest In Peace Harley 



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                Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:12:10 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                7 Tips to Help Your Dogs Coughing and Wheezing https://thedogvisitor.com/7-tips-to-help-your-dogs-coughing-and-wheezing https://thedogvisitor.com/7-tips-to-help-your-dogs-coughing-and-wheezing Like the majority of dog owners, you surely want your dog to enjoy a comfortable life, and so you do the needful to give every possible comfort to the canine companion. Despite your best efforts and intentions, the dog may develop some health conditions and ailments at times. At such times, you want to do everything possible in your capacity to offer relief to the animal.

                Most breeds of dogs cope with coughing or wheezing from time to time. It can be a minor hazard or the onset of a breathing disorder. The best thing you can do is check it with a vet at the earliest. However, you also need to know what you should do to deal with a dog that is coughing and wheezing.

                What can be the causes behind your dog’s coughing?

                There can be several root factors that can cause your dog to cough and sneeze intermittently. These are:

                • Heart disease.
                • Collapsed tracheas.
                • Kennel cough.
                • Choking in throat.
                • Chronic bronchitis.
                • Respiratory infections.
                A vet visit is a must when your dog is wheezing or coughing

                Your dog may start wheezing or coughing for a number of reasons. While only a vet can fathom the exact reason, you should do the needful when it happens. This will help you manage the situation until the dog is assessed by the vet.

                Do not delay and set an appointment with a dog veterinarian nearby when you find the dog is wheezing. If the incident takes place late at night and you have to wait till the next day, set an online appointment with the vet. This will help the vet fathom the root cause online, and he/she may suggest you some remedies. Observe the pattern of coughing and any associated symptoms so that you can offer the vet details for a better diagnosis.

                Things to do to prevent recurrence of dog coughing and wheezing

                There are a few measures that you can adopt to ensure your dog does not become prone to frequent coughing as well as wheezing. These are:

                • Keeping the house dust free– If you live in a region with a lot of dust in the air, it can make the dog cough and wheeze from time to time. Using an air purifier is a good option to keep indoor air clean. It would also be a good idea to vacuum the rugs and carpets in the rooms regularly.
                • Checking for air pollutants– Keeping the dog’s room or place free of air pollutants is a good step to prevent the recurrence of dog wheezing as well as coughing. Check for pollens and such particles in the air and reduce the usage of aerosol or chemical air fresheners. It will also be a good idea to evade smoking when you are with the dog; Passive smoking can be harmful to dogs too.
                • Keeping medications- If your dog is susceptible to developing breathing ailments, you can talk with a vet about medications to treat such conditions from time to time. However, do not try to self–medicate the dog when you find him/her wheezing or/and coughing intermittently.
                • Keeping the dog safer- If the dog is sneezing and coughing, you should put the animal away from dusty places. This will help evade aggravating the cough. It is better you keep the dog in a well-ventilated room.
                • Staying calm– When your dog is coughing and wheezing, it may make you worried. However, it is necessary that you stay calm and do not show signs of panic. Dogs are good at sensing the mood of their owners. If the dog senses you are stressed, it will feel bogged down too. That will only worsen its health condition.
                • Evading allergens– You may ask the vet about possible allergens that may cause your dog to develop wheezing or coughing. Such allergens may be there in its diet, and in some cases, making changes to the diet can be helpful.
                • Following the vet’s advice- The vet will inspect your dog extensively and may recommend tests like a chest x-ray. Ensure these tests are done without delay. This will help the vet reach a conclusion, and he/she can recommend a suitable mode of treatment for the dog. Ensure the dog is given any medication advised by the vet afterward in the right manner.

                 

                Summing it up

                It is not abnormal for dogs to cough at times, but when the coughing and wheezing become intermittent, you need to be cautious. Staying calm and scheduling a vet appointment is what you need to do in such situations.

                Book a skilled veterinarian from Pawpurrfect today!

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                Mon, 14 Nov 2022 06:00:20 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                How And When To Switch From Puppy To Adult Dog Food https://thedogvisitor.com/how-and-when-to-switch-from-puppy-to-adult-dog-food https://thedogvisitor.com/how-and-when-to-switch-from-puppy-to-adult-dog-food How And When To Switch From Puppy To Adult Dog Food

                A dog’s lifespan can be categorized into three age groups: puppyhood, adulthood, and senior years. As it ages, your dog’s dietary requirements transition to accommodate its changing needs. Also, their appetite may transform as they mature. This is why it’s essential to know the best time to switch brands and types of kibbles that’d suit your dog’s health and eating habits.

                Food for puppies is designed to be packed with calories and essential nutrients for building bones and muscles and strengthening their bodily systems. Meanwhile, many adult dogs require calories, nutrients, and protein in specific amounts to maintain their strength while staying at a healthy weight. Because of the difference in the dietary requirements, dogs must be given the type of nourishment appropriate for their age.

                If you’d like some suggestions on how and when to change your dog’s diet from puppy food to adult dog food, you can consider the following tips:

                • Consider The Dog’s Age And Breed Size 

                Dogs around six to 12 months of age commonly display readiness for transitioning to adult dog food. Some of these signs include leftover portions of food after each feeding session or skipped meals, which signifies that the dog may have already felt full with less puppy food since it’s calorie-dense.

                Apart from these signs, you can also consider your dog’s breed size when thinking about switching to adult dog food.

                Dogs of smaller breeds such as corgis, pugs, and chihuahuas tend to mature faster, with many reaching adulthoods between seven and nine months of age. On the other hand, medium-sized dog breeds such as basset hounds, border collies, and beagles usually mature after 12 to 16 months of life. Finally, the largest dog breeds like Great Danes, Rottweilers, and Saint Bernards can take up to two years to reach maturity.

                To prevent obesity and nutritional imbalances, you can consult your veterinarian for the recommended dog food best-suited to your furry friend. This step is crucial to avoid giving matured dogs puppy food, which can cause bone weakness, diarrhoea, and unwanted weight gain in the long run.

                • Adjust Food Portions And Feeding Times 

                Since puppies require more nutrition to boost their growth and development, they’re usually allowed to have several small meals throughout the day.

                For instance, puppies under four months old may eat solid food four to five times each day. Feedings are usually done between breastfeeding sessions to help them transition to eating and wean them from milk more efficiently. After four months, they can have three feedings per day. Meanwhile, treats should be limited to 10% of their daily nutritional intake to maintain balance.

                It’s said that a dog’s caloric intake requirement gradually decreases as it matures. Thus, it’s essential to switch to adult dog food that matches their needs. Also, its food intake should be gradually cut down to two feedings a day to ensure proper weight management and adequate digestion. To do this effectively, it’s essential to stick to a set feeding schedule. Doing so will prevent grazing and encourage healthy feeding behaviours, such as eating and chewing slowly.

                When it comes to portions, each food serving should be measured and prepared according to the instructions on its label. Aside from this, it’s also essential to consider the dog’s weight and the vet’s recommendations based on its health status. Lastly, treats should only be limited to one to two servings per day to prevent overeating.

                • Observe Your Dog’s Feeding Behaviour 

                Another way of telling whether your dog is ready for adult food is by observing its feeding behaviour. One good indication that it’s ready for a change of diet is by seeing how much food it consumes per feeding and if there are any noticeable changes in its appetite. If the dog is ready for lighter feeding intended for adults, more puppy food leftovers will be left after each feeding session.

                Plus, your dog may suddenly seem picky or have less appetite than usual. Some may also skip meals, become sluggish, or have stomach problems because of the nutrient-dense puppy food. If this happens, consult your vet immediately and seek treatment right away. Furthermore, consult with your veterinarian about helping your dog adjust to adult nutrition and feeding patterns.

                • Transition Gradually 

                Once you’ve confirmed your dog’s readiness for adult food, you can create a feeding plan to help your dog transition to a new diet with ease. Depending on your dog’s appetite and food preferences, it can take some time before it gets used to eating less amount of food twice daily. To make this process easier, you can serve adult dog food on specific days of the week until your dog gets more comfortable and shows good health with its new nutritional plan.

                Meanwhile, you can also consult your vet, especially if your dog has special dietary needs or health issues. Additionally, some dogs require more time to adjust to a new diet, and it might take a few attempts at different flavour profiles and brands before you can find one that best suits your dog’s tastes. Hence, it’s essential to be patient with transitioning and make adjustments that would help your dog consume the right amount of food and nutrients.

                • Encourage Healthy Mealtime Behavior 

                Transitioning to an adult diet may be the best time also to improve its behaviour during feeding. Aside from making mealtimes more convenient and hassle-free, healthy feeding behaviours can also significantly benefit your dog’s health and well-being.

                For instance, if your dog has a habit of eating too fast, changing its food and portion sizes may encourage it to slow down. On the other hand, dogs that consume too much food would benefit from having smaller meals with intervals to help them unlearn old eating habits and eat a sufficient amount of food per feeding session.

                Conclusion 

                Your dog’s diet and feeding schedule should be based on their health and age requirements and the vet’s recommendations. As your dog grows older and matures, it’s essential to make the necessary changes in their meals and nutrition intake to ensure that they’re optimal for their health and well-being. In addition, doing so will help prevent sickness or discomfort and prolong their lifespan.

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                Sun, 13 Nov 2022 02:19:25 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Holiday Events You Can do With Your Dog (BC) – 2021 https://thedogvisitor.com/holiday-events-you-can-do-with-your-dog-bc-2021 https://thedogvisitor.com/holiday-events-you-can-do-with-your-dog-bc-2021 Looking for Christmas events that you can enjoy with your dog? Check out our 2021 list of Dog-friendly Holiday events! Something for the whole family.

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                Sun, 13 Nov 2022 02:04:24 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Crufts 2022 & Day 1: scrutiny, scruples and a Neapolitan treat https://thedogvisitor.com/crufts-2022-day-1-scrutiny-scruples-and-a-neapolitan-treat https://thedogvisitor.com/crufts-2022-day-1-scrutiny-scruples-and-a-neapolitan-treat (Click to enlarge)

                Eleven years ago, I wrote a post featuring the Neapolitan Mastiffs at Crufts 2011. It highlighted the dogs in the ring that year - so horrendous that I headlined it "A Parade of Mutants". 

                The dog top-left above won Best of Breed that year - just heartbreaking. And the dog on the right won Best of Breed at Crufts today - Tommaso Goffredo's Taro.  It's a world of difference, isn't it? The dog on the right isn't perfect but oh boy he was sound on the move. The picture captures that this dog is comfortable in his own body; not the painfully-hunched bag of excess skin that won in 2011. 

                Of course it takes more than a gobby blog to effect change - but it WAS the spark in this breed.  It led to public outrage and the bad publicity made the Kennel Club wince. Breed reps were hauled over the coals by the Kennel Club after Crufts 2011 and told in no uncertain terms that the dogs had to improve. The following year, Crufts introduced vet checks. 

                That said, change can't happen if breeders don't step up to the mark - and that's what happened in Neapolitan Mastiffs. One breeder in particular, in fact -  former breed health rep, Kim Slater-Mafi whose husband Mateaki won in the ring today with Tomasso Goffredo's Taro, who is 4.5yrs old.  



                I salute you both  Although I would love you to go further ;-) .  Below, on the left, is your boy, photographed today; in glossy show condition, slobber-free, I can see that his eyes are not red raw as we've seen in the past and.. lovely nostrils!. But check out the Neapolitan Mastiff from the 1970s.  Leaving aside the cropped ears, the dog on the right has such a handsome, noble head. Less skin, cleaner face, better eyes. All the more imposing.

                This morning, I put up a post on my campaign group CRUFFA asking people attending Crufts to send in pictures of dogs that catch their eye at this year's show - examples showing improvement and/or those where it is obvious improvement is still needed. I actually do this every year - and every year it provokes outrage from those who feel people should be able to exhibit their dogs at Crufts without me highlighting issues.   "Do your own dirty work and don't expect others to do it for you," wrote one commenter. " "How about you put your energy into helping the dogs in Ukraine?" asked another. 

                Many were keen to highlight the 'rules' re photography that are posted on the Crufts website (see here)

                Bottom line, Crufts makes it clear that it is perfectly fine for members of the public to take photographs at Crufts and, as it happens,  a condition of entry for exhibitors is that they grant permission to be filmed/photographed for TV/press. 

                That said, the Crufts website does does include this extraordinary statement.

                No film/photographs/recordings to be taken or published which....may be to the detriment of the dogs taking part in the event, The Kennel Club or any visitors; or which may be prejudicial to the good image of The Kennel Club or which would if made public lead to adverse publicity for The Kennel Club or cause damage to The Kennel Club or bring the reputation of The Kennel Club or its members and/or visitors into question

                This is essentially saying that if you, say, got some footage of a judge whacking a dog or a Bulldog dropping dead in the ring (which very sadly happened one year), then you would not be allowed to publish it.  This is at best nonsense and at worst a clear attempt at censorship. Legally enforceable it is not.

                Worse, it does the dogs themselves a disservice. Why did the Kennel Club (finally) act on the dreadful half-dog-half-frog German Shepherds? Because one particularly awful one won in 2016 and it got a LOT of publicity.

                The footage of the dog moving was edited out of the TV coverage - censored by some Kennel Club hand - but I tracked down the unedited footage and published it here. It got over half a million hits and the resulting outcry finally led to the Kennel Club acting.  The GSD that won Best of Breed at Crufts today is night and day better than the 2016 winner (although there, too, still a way to go).

                We all need outside scrutiny to keep us honest. And the dogs sound.



                 

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                Sun, 13 Nov 2022 01:32:06 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Inflammaging Can Rob Your Dog Of Years https://thedogvisitor.com/inflammaging-can-rob-your-dog-of-years https://thedogvisitor.com/inflammaging-can-rob-your-dog-of-years Sat, 12 Nov 2022 16:21:43 -0800 Dog-Fancier 8 Useful Tips For First Time French Bulldog Owners https://thedogvisitor.com/8-useful-tips-for-first-time-french-bulldog-owners https://thedogvisitor.com/8-useful-tips-for-first-time-french-bulldog-owners 8 Useful Tips For First Time French Bulldog Owners Read More »

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:51:16 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Is Jumping Bad For French Bulldogs? 5 Reasons to Think Twice https://thedogvisitor.com/is-jumping-bad-for-french-bulldogs-5-reasons-to-think-twice https://thedogvisitor.com/is-jumping-bad-for-french-bulldogs-5-reasons-to-think-twice Is Jumping Bad For French Bulldogs? 5 Reasons to Think Twice Read More »

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:51:16 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Velcro Dog https://thedogvisitor.com/velcro-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/velcro-dog A Velcro dog normally means a clingy dog. Sometimes, dogs are simply clingy because we allow them to be, by giving them a little too much attention. A dog’s everlasting devotion is one of the best traits. However, it is possible for your dog to be too clingy – a Velcro dog that sticks to you everywhere you go. Junior is a classic example of the same.

                You might not mind if your dog rests their head in your lap every time you sit to watch television, but it becomes a problem if they exhibit destructive behaviors due to separation anxiety. But that is not the case with Junior. Since years I have been leaving Junior alone at home for work and come back with everything at its place. No destructions and no accidents (unless he is unwell).

                Junior is simply clingy. When I am at home, he will follow me from room to room, and even in the bathroom. He just wants to be around me, because I give him a lot of attention when I am around. The reason for this behaviour is because Junior had developed separation anxiety after Casper passed away.

                In true honesty, I love it when Junior is clingy. It gives me a sense of being wanted. His warmth and love makes me feel comfortable and stress-free. A feeling of being unconditionally loved is something that no words can explain.

                Anytime I leave Junior at boarding/lodging when I am going out of town, I feel empty. I feel like a major portion missing out of my life. I won’t be wrong if I say that I am actually clingy. I have got so used to Junior sleeping next to me, that I get sleepless nights when I am out of town. I don’t enjoy my evening Tea alone, that I enjoy when Junior is sleeping on my lap and I am sipping on my favourite Tea.

                It’s a Velcro relationship. We both are clingy. We both cannot do without each other. I don’t know if this behaviour is bad for the long term, but for today; it’s the best I can ask for.

                Dogs that have anxiety issues often develop clingy behaviours. Interestingly, dogs can also become clingy if they sense our stress or anxiety, and I suffer from self diagnosed anxiety. Surprisingly, my vet has recognized this behaviour and often recommends me to “be prepared” as my dog is turning old. But no matter how prepared you are, you can never be prepared.

                Let me not get into the negative aspect of this. For now, Junior is my tail. Wherever I go, he follows. Today, for the first time I let Junior walk off leash. I have never tried this before. But he followed me so well, I was shocked. I had never done this before because I live in a crowded city; too many people and vehicles all year round. I always feared Junior running away or meeting with an accident. But today he surprised me. Like a tail attached to my body, he kept walking with me.

                It’s bedtime for Junior right now. And he is sleeping right next to my chair instead of sleeping on the bed in another room. The unconditional love and companionship he offered to me is something I cannot get from anyone else. I have tried to give him his space in the past, but failed. Either he got frustrated and stuck around me or I couldn’t manage the distance and clinged onto Junior.  

                Having a clingy dog is not necessarily a bad thing. Many people wouldn’t have it any other way. I personally love having my dog by my side. The moment Casper died, I wanted to prove to Junior that he was loved and he was not alone. I wanted Junior to feel secured. And somewhere from within, I too wanted to fill up the void Casper had left. Fortunately, this did not create any behavioural issues with Junior as he sleeps in peace when I am not home. And also plays and stays well when he is at the boarding/lodging.

                Clinginess is not all that bad unless your dog has some medical issues and displays it in his behaviour. If that’s the case, you should immediately jump into correcting the behaviour or show a vet. Otherwise, enjoy the love and affection from your dog; because such pure love can only be shared between a parent and a child.  

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:20:40 -0800 Dog-Fancier
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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:20:40 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                It’s Not Magic https://thedogvisitor.com/its-not-magic https://thedogvisitor.com/its-not-magic When we are asked to about the 3 magical words, we automatically think about “I Love You”. But there are another 3 magical words – It’s Not Magic. This applies for everything in life. Most importantly when you are getting an ill patient treated.  In short, it means to do the work and then be patient.

                Let me give you an example of my dog. Earlier, when he used to fall sick, I would take him to the vet. The vet would treat him or prescribe some medicines, and I would expect results immediately. If my dog was not showing results, I would Google his symptoms and automatically assume the worse; followed by calling the vet and bombarding him with questions. That’s when one time; the vet told me “it’s not magic”.

                This statement has been stuck into my mind ever since. I thoroughly understood what he was trying to say with these 3 words. From that day forward, I started applying these words even in other aspects of my life.

                Don’t hurry. If you must, then hurry slowly. Nothing is magic. Everything takes time. Having patience means being able to wait calmly in the face of frustration or adversity or anxiety. Basically patience is essential in every part of life.

                The moment the vet told me “it’s not magic”, I immediately slowed down. I had just got Junior treated. I had to be calm and keep my patience for the magic to actually work. Results take time, which I used to forget in the time of urgency. There are times when we have to take immediate decisions. But immediate decisions don’t mean immediate results.

                Keeping calm and having patience also saves us from making wrong decisions or going over board when it’s not needed. As I mentioned, earlier I used to stupid. Imagining that the vet treated my dog, means he has to start being active immediately or illness has to be cured immediately, and if that did not happen, I would Google his symptoms, or sometimes even talk to people and ask for advice. Forgetting that they are not professionals and every dog is different resulting to different results and different forms of treatments. After all the chaos, I would put myself into deep anxiety and bombard the vet with questions and even ask him to do many other tests. Again, forgetting that he is an experienced professional, and if needed, he would advise me to get my dog tested further.

                It’s not that the doctors do not make mistakes. They do. They are humans after all. But they are definitely far more experienced than us. And I am not even trying to saying that if we have a question or a doubt, then we shouldn’t address it. We definitely should. But then, once again, once we get the answers, we should be patient. Remember – it’s not magic.

                Same way, when we start a new business or a new relationship, we cannot expect results from day 1. We should let it grow. Nourish it. Be patient. Do the hard and smart work. And then one day, our patience pays off. If everything was magic, then there would have been no meaning of life. Patience teaches us to even appreciate of what we have, how far we have come and eventually enjoy the results.

                Each time now when my dog falls ill, I follow what the vet says and stay calm. No matter how long it takes to treat him, as far as my dog is getting better, I am patient. Most importantly, I have vowed to NEVER listen to idiots giving free unasked advice.

                I also apply these magical words in my daily life. Even if I have fallen ill, or started a new side hustle, or have started a new relationship, I am patient. Just like “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day”, the same way, nothing is magic.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:20:40 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Why do Dogs bark at night time ? https://thedogvisitor.com/why-do-dogs-bark-at-night-time https://thedogvisitor.com/why-do-dogs-bark-at-night-time What are the explanations behind dogs barking or unreasonably barking, especially at Night time? I have attempted to assemble a couple of reasons, which ought to help in individuals grasping the circumstance:

                • Boisterous commotions like fireworks, entryway ringers, music, and so on.
                • Seeing of dubious individual or action so to caution others around
                • Attempting to stop somebody (human or creature) from stepping into the domain they secure
                • Food cravings
                • Torment and misery because of a physical issue, dread or nervousness
                • Dissatisfaction because of loss of individual canine/little guys

                Different purposes behind barking including that done during the day time too could be:

                • To acquire consideration
                • Energy to welcome somebody recognizable
                • During play time.(Yes, its part of tomfoolery)
                • At the point when they hear different dogs woofing. This is called socially worked with yapping
                • Fear of abandonment especially among pets. They bark exorbitantly when let be by their guardians
                • Enthusiastic way of behaving (generally in pets and they could be prepared to keep away from this)

                Thus, when you see a dog barking exorbitantly, divert them by making a boisterous sound like applauding, ringing a bell or dropping something like a steel utensil. One could likewise toss some water (NOT HOT WATER) on them.

                It is vital to realize that dogs bark which is as it should be. They have deflected numerous a burglary and robbery by cautioning local people in time.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:20:30 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Facts About Shih Tzu Dog..! https://thedogvisitor.com/facts-about-shih-tzu-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/facts-about-shih-tzu-dog Facts About Shih Tzu Dog..!

                Shih Tzu Came From Tibet :

                Individuals usually partner the Shih Tzu with China, however they really came from China’s western neighbor, Tibet, which was a sovereign country until the 1950s. Tibet likely sent canines to the Chinese sovereignty as gifts. The Chinese then, at that point, reared them with Pekingese or Pugs to make the cutting edge Shih Tzu.

                Shih Tzu Means “Little Lion” :

                The Mandarin expression “Shih Tzu” means little lion.

                Shih Tzu Are Also Called “Chrysanthemum-Faced Dogs” :

                Shih Tzu are classified “chrysanthemum-confronted canines” on the grounds that the hair on their countenances fills toward each path. Shih Tzu proprietors who keep their canines cut short realize very well that not much time passes by before a Shih Tzu’s hair grows up from her nose and before her eyes.

                Lots of  Celebrities Have Owned Shih Tzu :

                Since the Shih Tzu is one of the most famous canine varieties, it’s nothing unexpected that many stars have claimed them. Superstar proprietors of Shih Tzu incorporate Nicole Richie, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Colin Farell, Bill Gates, and even Queen Elizabeth II.

                Shih Tzu Are Glamorous and Athletic :

                Given the long streaming layers of Shih Tzu show canines, we will generally consider this breed more spectacular than energetic. However, under that lovely coat is a strong body that can perform well in nimbleness. Numerous Shih Tzu have won dexterity rivalries. In 2014, a Shih Tzu turned into the first of his variety to bring home both a hero championship and a readiness title.

                Army Personnel Brought Shih Tzu to the U.S :

                After Shih Tzu were imported to England from China, the English traded them to different nations in Europe. U.S officers positioned in European nations returned Shih Tzu to the America with them in the last part of the 1940s and 1950s.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:20:27 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Fun Fact about Bengal Felines https://thedogvisitor.com/fun-fact-about-bengal-felines https://thedogvisitor.com/fun-fact-about-bengal-felines Bengal felines were called Safari Cats until the 1970s when their name was changed to mirror the Asian Leopard feline’s logical name, which is Prionailurus bengalensis.

                Throughout the long term, they have been desired as pets as a result of their wildcat look.

                Truth be told, it’s accounted for that a lady in London paid $50,000 for her Bengal feline.

                This acquired them the moniker as the “Rolls Royce of felines.”

                Bengal felines don’t have your common yowl.

                They create a rough commotion that can sound more like a bark.

                These felines have extremely spry paws and have been known to flip light switches on and off.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:20:25 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Nutritional Requirements in Large and Giant Breed Puppies https://thedogvisitor.com/nutritional-requirements-in-large-and-giant-breed-puppies https://thedogvisitor.com/nutritional-requirements-in-large-and-giant-breed-puppies Pro BreedsNutritional Requirements in Large and Giant Breed Puppies

                It’s a universal fact that not all puppy nourishments are comparable be it for larger breeds or giant ones. Again, not all little dogs are comparative. Dealing with the right nutrition routine for the right puppy is fundamental, especially concerning large or giant breeds. 

                Proper Nutrition Regulates Your Pup’s Growth Rate

                Yes, your pup will grow up, anyway, they ought to grow at the rate they are supposed to grow at. The construction of their body consists of muscles and bones which need to cram in synchrony. Any brisk advancement rates can pressure both the growing bones and joints to give rise to skeletal anomalies.

                As a fact, bones that grow exorbitantly quickly are less thick making the skeleton, including joints, weak. A quick rate of your pup’s growth can lend excess stress to the bones and joints. So little canines should not get unnecessarily fat!

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                Influenced by the advancement rate, the developmental breed of canines. Bone and joint issues like hip dysplasia and OCD (osteochondritis) impact various large assortments of young doggies.

                Some skeletal issues are connected with genetic characteristics and are out of your control. Diet moreover impacts skeletal new development and you CAN deal with what your little man eats!

                Fortifying Needs of Large & Giant Breed Pups

                Especially like human youths, little canines do best with a sensible eating routine of enhancements, protein, carbs, and fat. In any case, canines move in size considerably more than people do and need “size-unequivocal” to eat less. Inconceivable Dane pup builds up significantly faster than Chihuahuas. So, they should eat different sustenances.

                Natural dog food

                Despite their size, puppies need high-energy sustenances since they utilize a lot of energy. They are constantly moving and burn-through more calories. Caloric necessities increase fundamentally during the underlying time of life, yet they ought to be overseen. A particular number of calories lead to huskiness at some point as it were which similarly causes strong issues.

                How fast pup evolves should be intentionally controlled. Large assortment pups grow A LOT! In any case, they should not grow up unnecessarily speedy. About a bit of the calorie that pup eats up is used in tissue improvement and skeletal unforeseen development. These calories should come from a reasonable eating schedule that advances sound bone and muscle improvement. Dealing with an eating schedule that is exorbitantly calorically rich (i.e. high in fat) can make a puppy energetic than his bones can regulate leading to certain skeletal inconsistencies.

                The protein content is moreover vital. Proteins are the central construction squares of the body and add to sound muscle progression. Creating pups need more protein than adult canines. On the opposite side, an unreasonable measure of protein can be unfavorable to a strong turn of events and result in an imbalance of calcium and phosphorus which can conversely impact bone and joint new development.

                Calcium is needed for strong bones yet is perilous in excess. Little men, as opposed to adult canines, can’t sufficiently control how much dietary calcium they ingest from the intestinal tract. Now and again they acclimatize and hold an abundance of calcium which can cause skeletal anomalies.

                Excess calcium moreover causes insufficiencies in other required enhancements, like phosphorus. Calcium and phosphorus coordinate and suitable calcium to phosphorus extent are huge for sound bones and joints.

                The calcium: phosphorus (ca: ph) ratio in your puppy’s eating routine should be somewhere in the scope of 1:1 and 1.3. The large breed of dogs getting proposed proportions of calcium and phosphorus should not be given their supplements. Your veterinarian can suggest devouring fewer calories/phosphorus that satisfies this rule.

                Various supplements and minerals influence skeletal new development. Supplement D, supplement A, copper, zinc, and manganese are major for sound bones. The need or wealth of these enhancements may in like manner add to irregular solid new development.

                At the point when everything is said in done, giant assortment puppy sustenances should be lower in fat, have a good calcium content, an appropriate Ca:P extent, and give first-class protein. The calcium content should be around 1.5%. Large and giant assortment young doggies should consume fewer carbs that contain on any occasion 30% fantastic protein and 9% fat. Review that protein quality vacillates with the source, so extraordinary sustenances may cost more.

                If you give your puppy treats, consider the calories they add to the eating schedule. Pick low sugar treats that don’t contain added calcium. Food sources developed starting from the earliest stage sound treat choices that add relatively few calories to the eating schedule. Keep an essential separation from hurtful results of the dirt like grapes, raisins, and onions. Verdant food sources are strong treatment alternatives that add relatively few calories to the eating schedule.

                Here’s how you can fulfill the nutritional requirements of your large and giant breed pup.

                1. Picking a Food

                With the tremendous combination of food sources on store racks, picking all that one can be a staggering endeavor. Ask your veterinarian for direction before shopping.

                Affirm that your puppy’s food has been attempted in dealing with starters to ensure that there are no deficiencies or excesses. Shaping the genuine eating routine relies upon science, so put assets into associations that put assets into research-driven by board-guaranteed veterinary nutritionists.

                Try to purchase food from a strong maker with extraordinary quality control rules. You need the food to contain accurately what it says in the name.

                • Dealing with the Food

                Puppies don’t practice bundle control so free-dealing with or offhand dealing with isn’t urged. With the help of your veterinarian, determine the total amount of food your canine should eat up in 24 hours and divide it into a couple of pieces (breakfast, lunch, and dinner OR morning and night meals).

                • Checking Growth Rate

                How might you say whether your puppy is getting unnecessarily speedy? A standardized numerical guide will help assess a canine’s body condition score (BCS). Like the human weight record (BMI), the BCS scoring structure gives an accurate diagram of a puppy’s speed of progression and muscle to fat proportion content.

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                As in people, thinner is better. On a score of 1 to 9 (1 is too modest, 9 is large), the ideal BCS for canines is 4 or 5. An easy-to-examine diagram all out with charts and rules makes reviewing BCS basic. Your veterinary clinical benefits gathering can perform examinations at your standard visits, and reveal to you the most ideal approach to perform step by step assessments at home in the center of game plans.

                • Genetic Input

                The adult size of your canine may be directed by inherited characteristics; in any case, the time it takes for your canine to end up being “totally experienced” can be influenced by fitting sustenance. Creating at the fitting rate infers less peril of bone and joint contamination. In this way, apply some authority over your canine’s eating routine and help control his turn of events.

                Nutritional Requirements in Large and Giant Breed Puppies
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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:59 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Best 5 Amazing Grooming Hacks for Your Pet In 2022! https://thedogvisitor.com/best-5-amazing-grooming-hacks-for-your-pet-in-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/best-5-amazing-grooming-hacks-for-your-pet-in-2022 Pro BreedsBest 5 Amazing Grooming Hacks for Your Pet In 2022!

                Bringing home a dog or any other pet and caring for him like your child can be a tiresome affair for many.

                Every pet requires regular grooming either at home or through any professional grooming agency.

                Pet grooming refers to the process of enhancing the pet’s appearance that involves complete body cleaning, hair trimming, nail clipping, drying, etc.

                Now, if you can afford it, you’d hand over this duty to a nearby pet grooming agency.

                If not, you can also take your pet’s grooming commitment into your hands and the next five 5 hacks will prove beneficial in this regard.

                Top 5 grooming hacks for your pet in 2022

                Cornstarch

                Besides thickening any gravy or a pie filling, you can utilize cornstarch to:

                Untangle your pet’s mats or hairs.

                Brighten up the white patches on their body.

                To dry clean/shampoo your pet.

                Give your pet a quick brush before bathing

                As you’d that long hairs are prone to tangling and developing knots, this situation worsens after a bath.

                Hence, it’s recommended to give your pet a quick brush before bathing. Below is how you can professionally brush up your pet.

                • Use a boar bristle hairbrush.
                • For stubborn mats, use a de-matting comb.
                • Use a slicker brush for loose hairs.
                • Round up with a pin brush & pet-based comb.

                Set up your pet’s bathing area to convince him for a bath

                While some pets are fond of bathing and will cooperate well..

                others are not!

                However, here’s a tip to make them fond of water and thus, bathing.

                According to a survey, it was found that pets feel comfortable while bathing if you’re using proper tools for the same. For example,

                • A non-slip bathing mat.
                • Any hand-held sprayer with a nozzle.
                • Your pet-friendly hair shampoo.
                • Most importantly, treats to bribe your pet.

                Use coconut oil

                Coconut is a boon for everyone who uses it. It serves uncountable benefits to both humans and pets as contains healthy fatty acids like lauric acid. It constitutes anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and antifungal properties.

                For pets, coconut oil moisturizes their dry & scaly nose, pads on the paws, hairs, ears, etc.

                Besides, being 100% organic, your pet can even lick some of it (for internal benefits).

                Other benefits of coconut oil for pets include:

                • Coconut oil disinfects and soothes wounds.
                • It repels ticks and fleas.
                • It improves their dental health.
                • If you supplement your pet’s food with a dash of coconut oil, it’ll enhance their digestive system and brain function.

                The vet’s recommended quantity of coconut oil: 1/4th teaspoon for smaller pets and 1-teaspoon for bigger pets.

                Give supplements to your pet

                Talking specifically about pets here, supplements are very constructive for them. For pets, there are different kinds of supplement oils like flaxseed oil, salmon oil, fish oil, etc.

                While salmon oil lends a brighter, denser, and healthier coat to your pet…

                flaxseed oil’s Omega-6 fatty acids nourish the outer skin and improve the immune system.

                Fish oil also works towards a healthy fur coat alongside taking care of his heart health, allergies, etc.

                Be it any pet you own, all these hacks will suit everyone and work towards the all-round development of your pet.

                Pick the right food for your pet – Dehydrated Pet Food and treats is recommended by most vets around the world.

                Best 5 Amazing Grooming Hacks for Your Pet In 2022!
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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:58 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Why dogs get stuck during mating? Do this if you see them stuck. https://thedogvisitor.com/why-dogs-get-stuck-during-mating-do-this-if-you-see-them-stuck https://thedogvisitor.com/why-dogs-get-stuck-during-mating-do-this-if-you-see-them-stuck Pro BreedsWhy dogs get stuck during mating? Do this if you see them stuck.

                Puppies are absolutely adorable whether they’re purebred or complete mutts. However, just like all baby mammals, puppies only come about as a result of their parents engaging in sexual intercourse. Canines (including wolves, foxes, jackals, and dogs) are unique in how they mate since before the act is over, the two dogs get stuck together in what’s known as a copulatory tie that lasts for five to 40 minutes after the male dog ejaculates.

                If you are new to canine breeding, you is perhaps involved the primary time you see canines mate. They appear to have a tough time detaching from each other after they do the deed. Why do canines get caught whereas mating? It’s known as a copulatory tie, and don’t fret, it is completely regular. Read on to seek out out why it occurs, what it means, and for those who ought to intervene.

                Why Dogs Get Stuck After They Mate

                Dogs get stuck together as the ultimate step of their mating course of. It’s one thing that almost all dogs do, together with wolves and foxes. During intercourse, part of the male canine’s penis known as the bulbis glandis swells and prevents him from pulling out. Essentially, the pair are locked collectively till the swelling subsides.

                “Unlike cats who’re fertile each 21 days, dogs only come into heat twice a year. From an evolutionary perspective, the copulatory tie helps them take advantage of each alternative to provide offspring,” Marty Greer, DVM, writer of Canine Reproduction and Neonatology and co-owner of Veterinary Village in Lomira, Wis., says. “It improves the likelihood that semen reaches the eggs by pushing it forward and acting as a plug to keep semen inside the female.”

                How Long Do Dogs Stay Stuck Together After Breeding?

                Dogs stay stuck together on the end-stage of mating for 5 to 45 minutes, says Greer. The male canine dismounts and finally ends up rear-to-rear with the feminine. Dogs new to mating might expertise a bit of hysteria at being locked together, nevertheless it’s a natural course of. Help your dog to stay calm and stand nonetheless till the 2 can safely separate. This will happen by itself as soon as the male dog’s arousal subsides

                Does Getting Stuck Mean the Female Dog Is Pregnant?

                The longer canines are caught together in a copulatory tie, the better the possibility that the semen will reach the eggs. But pregnancy in dogs isn’t assured, Dr. Shreya says, “Just like us in humans, not every mating is successful.”

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                Why dogs get stuck during mating? Do this if you see them stuck.
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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:55 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Vet Answered Dog Summer Care Tips & How To Care For Your Dog In Summer https://thedogvisitor.com/vet-answered-dog-summer-care-tips-how-to-care-for-your-dog-in-summer https://thedogvisitor.com/vet-answered-dog-summer-care-tips-how-to-care-for-your-dog-in-summer As the seasons come and go, there’s one question that all pet parents have when the temperature rises - “How Do I Take Care Of My Dog In Summer?”. So, we invited  Veterinarian Dr Sushmitha to answer..

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:40 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Destructive Dog Chewing & Causes & Solution To Excessive Chewing In Dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/destructive-dog-chewing-causes-solution-to-excessive-chewing-in-dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/destructive-dog-chewing-causes-solution-to-excessive-chewing-in-dogs More

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:40 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Why Do Dogs Howl & 5 Reasons Behind A Dog's Howl https://thedogvisitor.com/why-do-dogs-howl-5-reasons-behind-a-dogs-howl https://thedogvisitor.com/why-do-dogs-howl-5-reasons-behind-a-dogs-howl From "your dog has seen a ghost" to "your puppy is in pain", we have heard many reasons why dogs howl. But have you ever wondered what the real reason behind your dog’s howls is? If so, you've come to the right place.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:39 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                14 Reasons You Should Adopt A Greyhound https://thedogvisitor.com/14-reasons-you-should-adopt-a-greyhound https://thedogvisitor.com/14-reasons-you-should-adopt-a-greyhound Greyhound

                Greyhounds are known for their exceptional speed. Other than speed, they make good friends and obedient ones too. Unfortunately, not all Greyhounds have the opportunity to live in typical homes with great pet parents to take care of them. Some end up in foster homes waiting for families to adopt them and allow them to have a place to call home.

                Fortunately, due to this breed’s nature of being friendly, loving, and compassionate, most people are more than willing to adopt them. So, if you’re looking forward to adopting a Greyhound, here are some reasons why you aren’t making a mistake:

                1) They’re Good With For Small Spaces

                While they have a reputation for their speed around the track, Greyhounds don’t necessarily require much space to be comfortable. They’re satisfied with just a tiny space for exercise. Greyhounds are happy with jogging but happier when relaxing on the couch. Hence, these pets are a perfect choice for individuals living in urban centres with limited room for high-energy dogs. Due to their slim nature, Greyhounds can perfectly fit in a tiny apartment too!

                2) They Can Easily Blend In Your Active Lifestyle

                A Greyhound can easily blend into your active life. They will gladly join you when going for adventures such as hiking and camping. They’re perfect for travelling, meeting new people, and exploring different environments. When adopting, be clear about your lifestyle to get an ideal match. You can quickly adopt a Greyhound with GAP NSW adoptions or other agencies and enjoy a great life together.

                3) They Make Wonderful Family Pets

                Greyhounds are among the gentlest dogs and make excellent pets for the entire family. These pets are clean, soft, loving, and intelligent, adapting quickly to home environments.

                4) They Are Fond Of Sleeping

                If you’re fond of pets that don’t move too much around the house, you might want to adopt a Greyhound. With a warm, comfortable space to lie on, a Greyhound can sleep for 16 to 18 hours a day. This aspect makes Greyhounds perfect pets for individuals who don’t like their pets moving from one corner of the house to another.

                5) They Have A Great Relationship With Other Dogs

                Greyhounds are well-mannered dogs, so that they can live harmoniously with fellow dogs. Though some ex-racers can be too much for tiny pets, Greyhounds are often friendly with pocket animals like Guinea pigs and cats. Greyhound rescue teams can tame temperaments to ensure this breed can live peacefully with other pets. If you own other animals and are afraid that adopting a big dog would be stressful for them, adoption centres can recommend a Greyhound that suits your lifestyle and gets along with your other pets.

                6) They’re Good Mannered

                Most Greyhounds are well-mannered. They are often quiet and reserved, even among guests. Also, ex-racing Greyhounds are already trained and obedient, so all you’ll have to do is adopt and develop the relationship. The hard work’s already been done for you.

                7) They Don’t Require Much Grooming

                Greyhounds are low-maintenance and don’t require excessive grooming.  At-home brushing and once in a while bathing are enough for them. Also, using a hand glove that features flexible rubber bristles can also keep their coat neat and clean.  Having said that, they also need warm gear for cold months since they’re linear, have short hair, and are more likely to be affected by cold weather.

                8) They Make A Perfect Friend

                Adopting a Greyhound equals finding a lifetime friend. These pets are known for developing strong bonds with their owners easily and quickly. After creating the bond, a Greyhound loves curling next to its owner whenever the chance arises. A Greyhound might be the perfect option if you’re interested in finding a companion.

                9) You’ll Be Saving A Life

                Like other rescued pets, adopting a Greyhound means providing a home for a homeless dog. Also, taking one dog from a rescue home creates room for another. You’ll be amazed to discover how adopting and rescuing a dog means to them. They’re always grateful and show it through affection.

                10) They’re Healthy And Live Longer

                Unlike other breeds of similar size, Greyhounds have a prolonged life expectancy of about 13 years. That said, once you adopt one, you’ll have them for a more extended period, eradicating chances of heartbreak and finding a new pet because of death. Greyhounds are also considered a healthy breed compared to others, so they’re less likely to get sick.

                11) You’ll Become Part Of A Supportive Community

                Pet parents who have adopted Greyhounds become part of a noble cause concerning the breed. Besides becoming a parent to a remarkable creature, you also become part of a community brought together by a single, similar quest: being there for dogs who require help. As a result, you get yourself a pet and lifetime friends who will always be there to help you with anything you might need to keep your pet happy and comfortable.

                12) They’re Perfect For First Time Dog Owners

                Being a first-time dog parent isn’t an easy task. There are things you need to do for its safety and health. You also need to groom and ensure it exercises enough. To make your first time as a dog parent easy, consider adopting a Greyhound. This breed is laid back and doesn’t require much to be comfortable. Therefore, they’ll make your experience good even as you prepare to have other pets in your home.

                13) They’re Quiet And Composed

                As stated, a Greyhound is the quietest and most composed dog breed. For this reason, it’s the perfect dog for condos and apartments. However, your Greyhound may adopt the behaviour if you already have a barking dog. To keep them well-behaved whenever you are going out, you may give them a dog toy which will keep them engaged and entertained as well.

                14) They Are An Excellent Movie Companion

                Are you a movie lover but frequently enjoy your favourite movies alone? If yes, you might want to adopt a Greyhound. A Greyhound will always be by your side as you enjoy watching what you love. As said earlier, this breed blends easily and quickly into lifestyles. If you’re a movie lover, your trustworthy friend will gladly enjoy watching with you. Plus, they won’t give out spoilers and talk over the film!

                Conclusion

                Greyhounds are a beautiful, composed, friendly, adaptive dog breed. If you’re considering having one, take a step further and look for an adoption centre that can help you find the perfect Greyhound to fit your lifestyle. With this breed, you’ll get yourself a pet, a friend, and a companion while making a difference in their life.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:34 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Dog Training: How To Completely Train Your Dog https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-training-how-to-completely-train-your-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-training-how-to-completely-train-your-dog How to Train Your Dog

                Are you ready to train your dog? Training dogs isn’t always easy if you’ve ever had a dog. It can be downright frustrating. However, if you’re really willing to put in the time and effort, you’ll be able to have a pet who listens to every command with ease.

                Dog training is a skill that takes time, patience, and practice. Nevertheless, with the proper technique and practice, you can train your dog to do just about anything.

                With so many different ways to train your dog, it can be hard to figure out which strategy is most useful for you and your pup. In that case, here are some simple tips on how to get you started:

                • Teach Basic Commands

                Teaching your dog some basic commands is the first step in training him. A dog that knows basic commands is easier to train and will have a better relationship with the family. These will allow you to communicate with your dog and create a bond of trust. Aside from training your dog, you can seek assistance from professionals like The Dog Wizard , which can also help you train your pup. Here are the most important commands your new puppy must know:

                • Sit

                This is one of the easiest commands for dogs to learn. It can be used when you want them to stop doing something or when you want them to wait for something. For example, if your dog is jumping up on people or furniture, tell your pup to sit and then praise them when they do so.

                • Down

                This command works well when you need your dog to sit still or lay down. Many dogs learn this command quickly because they already know how to lie down on their own. Once again, they must receive positive reinforcement when they obey this command so they’ll continue to listen in future situations.

                • Stay

                This command is incredibly beneficial when trying to get something done, like putting away groceries or making dinner for friends without having your pup underfoot causing problems around the house. However, keep in mind that this command does not work well when there is an interesting smell nearby or some other distraction that might tempt your pup.

                • Be Patient

                One of the most important lessons new dog owners must learn is patience. Dogs are like little kids who need a lot of attention and training. But, unlike kids, it’s easy to get frustrated with your dog when they don’t listen or obey. Training takes time, and if you rush through the process or try too many techniques at once, it won’t work either.

                Instead of trying every method, stick with one method until it works consistently before moving on to another. By sticking with one plan and being patient with it, you’ll see better results sooner than if you tried something else entirely different right off the bat. Be consistent when training your dog. This will help your fur baby learn faster and make training easier for both of you.

                • Use Positive Reinforcement

                Positive reinforcement is a way to train dogs that involves rewarding good behavior. It’s a simple, effective method of training your dog with treats and praise. It’s the opposite of negative reinforcement, which uses punishment to correct bad behavior.

                Positive reinforcement works by rewarding the behavior you want to see more of. This can be accomplished by rewarding your dog with treats or praise when they do something right. You can also use toys or games as rewards for good behavior. When using positive reinforcement, it’s important to remember not to overdo it. Otherwise, your dog might depend on food or other rewards to perform a trick or follow a command.

                • Build Trust

                The best approach to training your dog is to establish trust. The more you can build trust with your dog, the more effective your training will be. Trust is built by using positive reinforcement and praise. This means you reward good behavior with treats and attention, but you never punish bad behavior.

                To build trust with your dog, ensure you always follow through with a command they’ve learned and done well. If your pup doesn’t do what you’ve asked, don’t punish them, but don’t give your dog any treats. Instead, go back to square one and start over again until they get it right.

                • Use Proper Training Equipment

                The most necessary thing is to get the right equipment for your dog. The wrong equipment can make training difficult and frustrating for both of you.

                Here are the common types of training equipment and what they’re used for:

                • Leashes

                Leashes keep your dog close to you while walking, playing, or working with them. They should be long enough to allow you to use them to control your dog and short enough that your pup cannot get tangled up in them.

                • Collars

                There are several styles of collars available, but all of them should fit snugly around your dog’s neck so your fur baby cannot slip its head out. If you have any questions about which kind of collar will work best on your dog, talk to a professional trainer or visit a pet store that provides quality pet supplies.

                • Harnesses

                Harnesses are similar to collars in that they fit around the neck area and attach with buckles at each end. However, unlike standard collars, harnesses don’t restrict movement much because they distribute pressure evenly across your dog’s body.

                • Clicker

                The clicker is made of plastic with a metal tongue inside it. When you press the button at the top of the clicker, there’s enough pressure to make a sound but not enough pressure to break the plastic or hurt your fingers.

                Final Thoughts

                If you’re looking to train your dog, we hope this guide has been helpful. Teaching your dog new tricks and behaviors can be challenging, but it’s important to remember that your dog wants to please you.

                Also, it’s important to remember that dogs are individuals. Some dogs will learn quickly, while others will need more time and patience. Consider consulting a professional trainer if you’re having trouble with any behavioral issues or training difficulties.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:33 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                Top Best Tips for Dog Training to Make Him Friendly! https://thedogvisitor.com/top-best-tips-for-dog-training-to-make-him-friendly https://thedogvisitor.com/top-best-tips-for-dog-training-to-make-him-friendly You could be seeking the ideal approach to improve the security and safety of your house and for yourself, and a security dog could be the answer. Security Dog Training is beneficial for the security and safety of your house. A well-trained dog or pet is advantageous to the safety and security of your house.

                If you are purchasing a dog, you should think about whether you need him to make him a watchdog or a companion. Certain dogs may be suited for protecting your house, and they will undoubtedly profit from such training. Therefore, it is also important to act in a friendly manner with the dogs as they treat you in the best way in return.

                Reasons for Having a Perfect Dog Security

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                Any medium or superior dog breed may typically be trained to be a guard dog. The disposition of the dog, on the other hand, is critical. German Shepherd is the best and is an all-rounder; they are easy to teach, well-behaved, and obedient animals. Here are some reasons for having a trained security dog.

                 

                •  Teaching Obedience and Manner

                Initial obedience training will be provided for your guard dog so that he will learn the fundamentals of obedience. You’ll have not only a watchdog but also a dog with impeccable manners.

                • Teaching Friendly Behaviors

                When unknown faces visit your home, most dogs are attentive so that they can defend you in some ways. However, dogs who have received professional security training might be quite threatening whenever unknown people come to your house.

                The trained security dogs are kind and gentle for reminding the timings. Guard dogs are trained to sense threats and respond aggressively only when the owner is in danger. Guard dogs have been conditioned to threat signals and loud noises, so they will not be alarmed when defending the home.

                • Loyalty

                When a dog is trained to be a watchdog, it is taught not to respond to commands from other humans. The dog will only listen to its owner and will not accept treats from other people; therefore, bribing the dog is impossible. An intruder will have a hard time getting into the house.

                • Quick Responses

                “Security dogs or guard pets have quicker stimulus and must respond faster on the master’s first command.” A pet dog or a security dog who has just received basic manners would most likely require many orders before completing a task.

                Security dog training can be done at any stage. Even as a dog ages, he may have the required knowledge to secure your house. However, it’s critical that he get security pet training because he doesn’t pick up other talents interfering with his attack dog abilities. For example, if a dog has been taught not to gallop on items, he will be hesitant to gallop during security training sessions.

                Types of Security Training

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                Guard dog training comes in a variety of forms:

                1. Alarm dog training teaches the dog to bark to alert the family.
                2. Attack dog training, in which the dog is taught to attack an intruder.

                You can select the most appropriate guard training based on your requirements. If you choose assault training, keep in mind that the dog will also be taught to accept family members. A guard dog can provide peace of mind to you and your family.

                Why Is It Important to Install an Invisible Electric Dog Fence?
                While setting up an invisible fence is simple, teaching your pet to adjust will take some time. As a conscientious pet owner, it is your responsibility to teach your dog the meaning of their new collar and their hidden surroundings. Your dog will acclimate to its invisible environment in roughly 6 weeks on average. Remember, fence training isn’t something you can do in a single night. It takes both you and your pet to be patient, determined, and cooperative.

                Why Is It Important to Make Your Dog More Friendly?

                These days, everyone appears to be really busy. Are you too preoccupied to look after your dog? Owning a dog entails a significant amount of responsibility. You can still be a decent dog owner if you’re a busy person, but it will take some effort on your part. Just be sure you’re willing to take on the challenge.

                If you have a pet and your days are becoming chaotic, this does not mean you have to give up your dog or allow him to become bored and neglected. Despite your hectic schedule, there are a few things you can do to ensure your dog is well-cared for. Here comes the benefits of teaching your dog to become friendly:

                •  Fulfill the Dog’s Basic Requirements

                Every dog requires the fundamentals. Grooming and healthcare are examples of this. Make a plan to deal with these issues on a regular basis if necessary. Once a month, schedule a grooming session for your dog. Veterinary examinations should be scheduled every 6 to 12 months. On the same day each month, give monthly heartworm and flea prevention. Make sure your dog gets everything he requires. Ordering dog supplies online will save you time.

                • Maintain A Routine For Your Dog

                You’re probably already very busy, so you see the value of having a daily routine. Just make sure you don’t neglect to incorporate dog care into your daily routine. Make a schedule for feeding, exercising, and bonding with your dog at the same time every day. Make an effort to schedule frequent training sessions as well.

                 Your dog will feel more secure and confident when you stick to a routine. It signals to your dog when it’s time to go potty and when it’s time to relax. Your dog will be more relaxed and maybe less restless because he will know what to expect.

                Therefore, you’ll feel more organised and disciplined if you stick to a regular schedule. Make a schedule and stick to it. So you must choose the best step for your dog.

                About The Author:-  This Post is Guest Post by The Extreme Dog Fence, At Extreme Dog Fence®, They pride themselves in offering the best pet containment systems on the market. However, it doesn’t stop there. Thier knowledgeable staff is eager to help you out with any questions or concerns you may have about your electric dog fence or DIY dog fence.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:19 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                6 Dog Training Tips for the New Pet Owner https://thedogvisitor.com/6-dog-training-tips-for-the-new-pet-owner https://thedogvisitor.com/6-dog-training-tips-for-the-new-pet-owner Animal domestication was among the most significant changes in human history. The dog was the first creature to be domesticated, as well as the only big meat-eating or carnivore. Dogs and humans have formed a deep affinity as a result of this.

                When humans initially traveled to new locations, they were said to be escorted by dogs. Both canines and humans have adapted to diverse environmental situations, according to genetics. They adapted to the low oxygen hypoxia of high altitude. When living in a crowded environment, it’s likely that genes that alter the brain’s serotonin system have resulted in less violent behavior. This fact makes dogs very friendly to the human race. 

                We all want our dogs to have basic manners.

                In ancient times there have been hunting partnerships between humans and dogs. They have been trained since early ages to support humans. Though in that era there was no requirement for poop scooping as there were a lot of jungles present which probably did not require that sort of cleaning. Today, we live in a civilized world, and we must take care of the cleanliness near us, professional poop scoopers can really help us and make the vicinity neat & clean & stink-free.

                Dogs are mammals just like human beings and they are very friendly and cooperative which makes it easy to train them.

                 

                1. Training puppies

                We can start training puppies as soon as they come home, usually when they are around 8 weeks old, with simple training.

                As far as puppies are concerned they have sharp teeth and a lot of energy and they have a tendency of biting and scratching things. They can be given some chewing toys or bones and can be trained or taught to bite them and not other things or people in the house. Chewing on a chew toy is intended to be soothing and to aid tiny animals, such as pups, in relieving the discomfort associated with breaking in their adult teeth by releasing feel-good hormones.

                No one can love your dog as much as you do so you need to have a lot of patience while you train your puppy.

                You need to establish and identify the areas of your home which will be restricted as soon as possible so that you can train the puppies not to go to those areas. As dogs won’t be able to understand the restrictions later on when they grow. It’s bad to punish dogs as it can make them furious. 

                The puppies should be restricted from using the couch right from the beginning if you do not want them to use it. As once they grow and if you try to teach the same thing that time they might have made a habit of using the couch and may not understand the reason for restriction later on. Inconsistency will confuse your dog and make training more difficult. It’s important to train the dog at the same time every day.

                 

                2. Make your dog understand your language

                Talk to your dog with the proper body language just like we do with our kids to make them understand our language. They can without much of a stretch comprehend a couple of fundamental words like “come”, “sit”, “remain”, “drop”, “no”, and “don’t make it happen”. A simple “no” can really help us when we are trying to stop the dog from eating something which he should not eat. And if he is walking on a busy street or crossing the road. 

                Verbal Instructions play a very important role in the day-to-day conversations with the dog. 

                To teach your dog, you must first demonstrate the desired action – such as arriving when called – and then reward it. For example, squat down and say “come” to your dog in a loving manner or move slightly away from him to tempt the dog to come towards you. This is the time to appreciate the dog and maybe give some reward. This will educate your dog that when he comes when called, he can expect excellent things from you.

                 

                3. Socialization

                It is crucial for the dog to mix up well with family and friends. The dog should be playful and caring towards the kids. Dogs are sociable creatures. You should introduce your dogs to diverse situations and people, as well as assist them in being comfortable among other dogs and humans. Although it’s critical to make sure that when you expose your dog to new settings, people, and pets, you do it in a controlled atmosphere and with careful direction so that the dog learns to adjust and obey vocal commands in every situation. Also, this will ensure the safety of your dog, people & other pets.

                Everybody likes to play with dogs and they can be trained for this purpose. Dogs are similar to human beings; being mammals, and are very intelligent. It becomes easy to train dogs because of this reason. They can always be treated like kids and can be given instructions like them. That is how we can make them learn to play with balls. We can give them instructions after throwing the ball to go & pick it up & on doing so they can be appreciated for bringing it & can be given rewards or we can pat them.

                 

                4. Train your dog to avoid jumping on humans.

                It can be a scary experience for anybody to have a dog jump upon them. Jumping up on humans comes naturally to dogs. Dogs draw attention by jumping as when they jump they reach the level of the face and it’s a way of saying hello. Dogs jump to greet but it’s scary to the human beings and makes them uncomfortable. 

                Muddy paws can stain fine apparel, and people, particularly the elderly and children, may fall down. Teaching your dog to greet people properly is more polite and friendly and safer.

                You must eliminate the related rewards in order to remove jumping from your dog’s greeting routine. You can teach dogs a better way to greet people and keep track so that they don’t jump on people.

                 

                5. Canine toilet training

                One of the most crucial things you can educate your dog includes toilet training (also known as house training). Everyone is happy, two-legged or four-legged when the puppy understands the rules of the road regarding where and when to go pee. Keep in mind while potty training a puppy that it’s natural for a puppy to see the entire world as one big toilet area. We need to teach the dog not to pee or do potty over the carpet or inside the house or in the middle of the lawn. With time & instructions given to dogs, they regularize their timing & start intimating the owner whenever they want to go to the toilet. Regular trips, competent management, adequate monitoring, and positive reinforcement are the keys to teaching your dog where to go pee & where and when to go potty. 

                So, how long does potty retraining a dog take? That is primarily dependent on your consistency and your puppy’s ability to hold it for an extended period of time. (For example, little breed puppies have a tougher problem holding it than large breed puppies.) But believe it dogs are very intelligent and adorable & obedient they will understand & learn it very soon.

                Punishment is not an option when it comes to toilet training! Though you can scare them a little with a piece of the stick made up of rolled paper. It will require some practice & time and perseverance, but you and your dog will be able to finish this essential task. If you have a commercial property or a business where you have dogs commercial poop scooping can help you take care of your property by keeping it clean.

                 

                6. The Veterinarian’s Fear

                Usually, dogs are afraid of going to a veterinarian; it is really common for most dogs. Strange odors, different handling techniques, restraint, and immunizations are all part of a dog’s first visit to the veterinarian. It’s understandable that dogs are terrified of seeing a veterinarian.

                Fear of the vet can be alleviated by just taking a dog to the vet for a few social visits that do not require an inspection. Praise and treats should be lavished on your dog if he remains quiet.

                A doctor or veterinarian is someone to whom the dog needs to visit lifelong and on a regular basis for any kind of sickness and routine vaccination which is really crucial. Hence it becomes crucial if the dog becomes friendly with the doctor. Like most dogs, even the bigger breeds are scared of the injections which are given as a part of immunization and the fever which at times comes after that.

                Your dog’s fundamental needs include proper training and socializing. It’s critical to begin training your dog to sit, stay, come, go to their kennel, and go pee outside as soon as possible. It’s also something that even a complete beginner can do. So trust yourself you will give wonderful training to your dog. It is, without a doubt, the most charming, kind, and cute creature on the planet!

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:17 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                7 Tips on Healthy Eating for your Dog – Dog Health & Nutrition! https://thedogvisitor.com/7-tips-on-healthy-eating-for-your-dog-dog-health-nutrition https://thedogvisitor.com/7-tips-on-healthy-eating-for-your-dog-dog-health-nutrition Am I feeding my dog a balanced and healthy diet for Dog Health? Can I give fruits and vegetables to my dog? Is a homemade meal more wholesome than a commercial one? These questions may sound like feeding is a difficult chore for dog owners.

                However, it’s not. Feeding your dog becomes way easier when you learn about the dos and don’ts of what to feed your pet. A proper and balanced diet is key for your furry companion to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

                Jerry Klein, a chief veterinary officer of the AKC, highlights that factors such as breed, age, size, and health determine the nutritional needs of your pooch. 

                If dogs don’t receive proper nutrition, they can develop health issues. The health issues not only cause your pets discomfort and distress, but they are also very expensive. 

                A pro tip in case your dog suffers from a medical condition that requires costly treatment, consider getting pet insurance. For example, Pet insurance for french bulldogs covers medical treatment of fatal diseases so that owners can get appropriate treatment when required. 

                Dog, Health, Nutritions

                Here is a comprehensive guide on feeding your doggy a balanced and nutritious diet.

                1. What Food is Preferrable for Dog Health?

                The food that you feed your doggy depends on its nutritional requirements. These can be fulfilled by feeding commercial dog food products or homemade meals. 

                Which kind of food should you give your canine friend? Homemade meals or commercial dog food? This depends on your budget, your time, and the advice of the vet.

                Do you prefer meals that consist of natural ingredients and complete dietary requirements? Choose meals made by commercial food brands that use completely natural ingredients. You can even prepare nutritious meals at home with guidance from your vet.

                If your dog suffers from a food allergy, then feed a commercial meal that doesn’t consist of those substances that your dog is allergic to.

                • Commercial Food

                Most commercial dog meals consist of all the daily dietary requirements essential for a doggy’s health. They consist of grains, meat, vegetables, and fruits. With numerous dog food brands, owners can get confused about which one is best for their dog.

                Seek advice from your veterinarian, who can give the best guidance about which commercial meal to feed your dog. In the market, select a commercial diet that is appropriate for your pooch’s age and health.

                • Complete and Balanced Commercial Meal

                When looking over the food package, observe the ingredients list so that it doesn’t consist of allergens in case your dog has a food allergy. Also, search for a statement given by the Association of American Feed Control Officials that states the meal is ‘balanced’ or ‘complete.’

                A ‘complete’ meal means that it consists of all the dietary essentials for a dog. ‘Balanced’ means that the meal contains adequate proportions of nutrients.

                • Dry or Wet Based Food

                Both types are rich in nutrients. Incorporating both into your dog’s diet is beneficial. Dry food is great for a dog’s dental health as it helps in teeth exercise. This food type is widely available in the market and affordable. Wet foods come a little bit pricier.

                A major advantage of dry foods is that they don’t require refrigeration, making them convenient for storage. In contrast, water-based foods require refrigeration, although they do have a long shelf life.

                Wet dog food comes with the additional advantage of higher water content. This helps in increasing water intake in dogs that don’t drink enough water. If your doggy is a picky eater, then perhaps try giving it wet food.

                When selecting dry food or wet food, keep in mind your dog’s nutritional requirements, life stage, health, and breed. It’s preferable to seek advice from your vet before buying readymade foods.

                2. Homemade Meals?

                Can cooking dog meals at home be beneficial for your dog? Yes, this is as long as you prepare meals that provide all the daily nutrients for your dog. When searching for recipes, look for credible sources. 

                Before considering preparing a home meal, ask your vet about which recipes to follow and credible sources. On the internet, many homemade dog food recipes can be found. However, not all of them consist of complete nutritional needs. Some may even use ingredients that are harmful to dogs.

                Your vet is the best guide for making an appropriate homemade recipe for your dog. If your vet is not a nutritionist,  consult a certified veterinary nutritionist for better guidance on making home-based dog meals.

                3. Doggy Treats?

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                Treats are add-ons to your dog’s daily intake and should make up only 10% of its calorie intake. There are numerous options available in the market, from small crunchy biscuits to soft and flavorful treats. 

                Make sure that the snack you choose is safe for your dog to eat. Seek a recommendation from your vet about the best treat to give your dog.

                4. Forbidden Foods

                There are a few food items that are dangerous for dogs to eat. These include:

                • Grapes or raisins: This results in irreversible damage to the kidneys and can cause death.
                • Onions: Causes destruction of red blood cells (Heinz body anemia) and kidney damage.
                • Chocolate: Consists of a chemical called theobromine that causes harmful effects on the kidney, lungs, heart, and the central nervous system.
                • Seeds and Fruit Pits: – Choking hazard and contain cyanide, a poisonous chemical for dogs.
                • Macadamia Nuts: Not fatal, but increases heart rate and body temperature in dogs. It can also cause vomiting, weakness, and tremors.
                • Caffeine: Similar to chocolate, it can damage the heart, lungs, kidneys, and the central nervous system.
                • Alcohol Drinks And Yeast Dough: – Contain ethanol, a harmful chemical that causes central nervous system and respiratory depression in dogs.
                • Rotten/Expired Food: Expired food is a major health hazard. This can result in muscle paralysis and intensifying weakness in dogs.

                5. Human Foods that are Safe for Dogs

                Although human food isn’t recommended, few foods can be given as treats or as an add-on for enhancing the flavor of your dog’s food. Unseasoned and cooked lean meats are a healthy source of proteins for dogs. 

                Some fruits and vegetables can also be incorporated into a dog’s daily intake. If you include fresh foods, make sure that they’re low in salt, fat, and sugar. Limit feeding human foods as treats for your dog. Beneficial human foods include: –

                • Carrots
                • Green Beans
                • Sweet Potatoes
                • Turkey
                • Chicken
                • Beef
                • Apples
                • Bananas

                6. Quantity of Food to Feed my Dog

                How much food should you place in your dog’s food bowl? This depends on the following factors. 

                • Your dog’s age (adult or pup)
                • Body health of your dog
                • Your dog’s routine (energetic or idle) 
                • Your dog’s daily calorie intake 

                For example, an adolescent German Shepherd that protects and herds a farmer’s cattle will have a higher intake of food due to its energetic routine. Whereas, an elder Rottweiler that mostly relaxes indoors may have lesser food intake.

                For your dog to be fed properly, ask your vet about its recommended daily intake. The veterinarian can give proper information on the amount of food your dog should eat daily.

                7. How many times should I Feed my Dog?

                Veterinary nutritionists recommend that a pup of age 6 months or younger should be fed up to 3 or 4 times daily. Once your furball crosses the age of 6 months, you can start feeding it twice a day. 

                Adult dogs can be fed meals once or twice a day. This varies based on how much physical activity your dog can do daily. 

                Who would like their dog to become obese or underweight? It’s best to ask your vet about the right time and number of meals to feed your dog daily. 

                The factors mentioned above affect both the amount and the number of times your dog can eat meals. The serving guidelines mentioned on food packets don’t meet the requirements of a dog of every age, health condition, or physique. 

                Rather, the guidelines provide insufficient or excess of the daily recommended amount. That’s why talking with your vet is a viable option.

                8. Best Material for Feeding Bowl (Bonus Tip)

                Using plastic bowls for giving food and water to your dog? Not a good idea. The material can easily develop cracks on surfaces allowing harmful microbes to grow. These microbes can get into food particles which can lead to food poisoning, infections, and even food allergies. 

                Many dogs develop an allergic reaction on their chin or face when they come in contact with a plastic bowl. The allergic reaction causes a rash or acne to develop on the face. 

                To prevent such mishaps, many veterinary experts recommend using stainless steel bowls for providing food or water to your dog. They’re robust and don’t develop scratches easily, leaving any room for bacteria to grow.

                Conclusion

                Your dog’s physical and mental health has a direct link with their diet. A balanced diet is key for your dog to live a healthy, active, and long lifestyle. 

                You can feed your dog a nutritious diet by feeding commercial or homemade meals. Before selecting the type of food, reach out to your vet. They can give the best advice on what is suitable for your dog depending on its nutritional needs.

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:16 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                5 Tips and Tricks for Pet Safety on Halloween https://thedogvisitor.com/5-tips-and-tricks-for-pet-safety-on-halloween https://thedogvisitor.com/5-tips-and-tricks-for-pet-safety-on-halloween The Indian advent of Halloween

                The western world and Indian Society have been serving as an inspiration to each other. Where the various art forms, rich culture, tradition and heritage of our mother country are undoubtedly sensationalising to the west, we Indians have also adopted innumerable belief and values from them.

                Halloween as a celebration is just one of the marks of those many influences we have had from the faraway lands. It’s origin is known to have happened in the States and it is celebrated 3 days before All Souls Day i.e. the 31st of October every year.  In India more and more people, especially youngsters are taking up to honouring this spooky yet comical fete. However, with the scary makeup, deadly costumes and horrifying body language one must realize that it gets exceptionally furr’raising for our furry folks.

                10 reasons you need to be attentive towards your furry baby on Halloween –

                1.   Stirred up anxiety – It’s a fact that dogs have sensitive hearing. They have the capacity to hear multiple times more intensely than us humans. Eerie noises and sounds coming from humans who enact ghosts may be quite unpleasant to their ears.

                Keep them away from loud noises to keep them away from anxiety and fear. 

                2.   Stress in disguise – This refers to the irrelevant and distinguished clothing that your furry baby may not be able to relate with. They may even fail to recognise you inside those bewildering costumes, especially if you have makeup or masks on. Disguising as a ghost is anyway not so cool an idea. If they aren’t able to recognise their parents amongst a pool of strangely & spookily dressed people, they may stress and feel threatened.

                Allow them to sniff your costumes so they know it’s you before you have worn your mask or done your makeup. 

                3.   Fluky escape – It is exceptionally easy for our little pet babies to flee away without you noticing it. The number of run-away doggos during festivities is on a rise as shared by some shelters. We give them many reasons to feel threatened and the easiest they can do is escape. Many pets are never found back.

                Make sure your little one has a name tag with your contact details. You may also put them on leash with a comfy collar, harness or comfort them at a nice corner where they can have access to you

                4.   Unhealthy edibles – Remember that the Halloween candies, snacks, appetizers and refreshments you may love to indulge in may be toxic for your furry pal! They may undergo an upset stomach, bloat or even puke.

                You may offer them their healthy treats that last long and you wouldn’t have to worry about them picking up any fallen piece of edibles on the floor.

                5.   Panic attacks and behavioural disorders – Small unusual events may strain them. Ensure they are not exposed too sudden to many new things of the new culture for too long. Scary noises, ghostly behaviour, elaborate dressing – all of these could be atypical. Mostly in the case of new pups who can develop trust issues. Also, if they are panicking for too long, it may lead to behavioural issues.

                You may want to engage them with other pets. Call for their very own party with the pets of your friends or neighbourhood furry babies. You may also request your neighbour to look after your baby until you get done with your spooky party.

                5 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PET SAFETY ON HALLOWEEN

                6.   Compulsive biting – The first reaction to scare or threat is that they may indulge into biting and chewing on wrong stuff. It could be your shoe, furniture, wires or just about anything that’s not right for them.

                Keep them occupied with the right chew or dental toys that alongside impart health. If they already have the right chewing stuff, you can be worry-free.

                 7.   Worrisome decorations – Halloween is all about decorations – the spookier the better. One can’t get away without having Halloweenish décor. If it’s a pumpkin it is good fun for your fur buddies however, the thermocol balls, candles, lights and their active wires cause major threat for them. They may, out of scarcity of your attention, end up chewing on these unwantedly. Also, curiosity can lead them into wanting to explore these fancy stuff.

                5 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PET SAFETY ON HALLOWEEN

                Have safe decoration. Keep them out of reach of your baby pet, may be at a greater height and ensure there aren’t any loose wires around that are accessible to them on floor. 

                8.   Pumpkin – Great for your pooch and there is no doubt you might want to later feed the excess of this cute veggie pulp, after having the outer pumpkin layer as Halloween décor, to your little one. But also do not overlook the fact that too much of pumpkin and their seeds can lead to an upset stomach in them.

                While emptying the pumpkin, make sure you haven’t dropped any seeds around that your pet may gulp down. Don’t drop the scraped out pumpkin meat too.

                9.   Halloween photo-shoot props – Stay careful with the props that you put on them. The glairs, hats, the makeup that could be toxic to their skin.

                Play safe and stick around during the shoot. Remove the props immediately after the photos are taken.

                10.   Excited people – Any physical closeness from the people, excited kids, and unknown folks in costumes who you may also fail to recognise can become a cause of stress for your little furry baby. Refrain from having strangers around who would want to cuddle and pounce on your pets.

                5 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PET SAFETY ON HALLOWEEN

                Keep the innocent paw buds out of this festivity zeal and zest, especially when you want to take them out on lively streets or a friend’s party, stay vigilant. Have them leashed outside all the time.

                If you would like to share more ideas to make this Halloween a fun yet careful experience around pets, do share with us.

                Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and the readers may use or apply the same at their will. We believe in the uniqueness of every pet and its parent. Therefore not every piece of information and idea presented here may be suited to all.

                 

                Also Read:

                5 Verified Why’s & How’s of Keeping Pets Safe Diwali

                10 Incredible Dog Commands to Teach Your Furry Friend

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:00 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                How to Keep Pets Safe at Home While You are Away https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-keep-pets-safe-at-home-while-you-are-away https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-keep-pets-safe-at-home-while-you-are-away You belong to this defiled age and want to relieve yourself from the anxieties of work, relationship and other ongoing events in life? Of course the best way getting past anxiousness and bringing in endless joys in life, according to experts is by having a pet at home. But, what does your baby pet do while you are away to work, on a short trip or a vacay? How do you promise your furry baby safety and care in your absence?

                Here are some incredible ways that can make you a great pet parent even while you have to be away from home! 

                1.   Leave them in a good mood –

                Ensure you are leaving behind your poets in a good mood. Exercise them, work them up and try to have them utilise their energies into good before you have to leave them alone for long. If they are exhausted they may want to quietly relax throughout the day without missing you too much. Remember to keep them leashed while you are on a high energy activities. 

                2.   Clear up –

                Your little furry friend’s wellness doesn’t always come from feeding them right. It also comes from staying cautious and keeping them out of crisis, especially when they have to be left alone. Keep away the unhealthy human food, risky electrical items or active lose wires from the places accessible to them. Anything that has not been given to them in your presence may tempt them. This is a good way to keep your home clean and sorted all the time.

                3.   Set fire alarms –

                Fire alarms are the most definite SOS both for you and your alone-pets. In case there is a short circuit or someone else’s house is on fire that could likely affect your home too, you have the sirens to alert the surroundings.  

                4.   Set up a Camera –

                There are a lot many varieties of cameras available in the market today. You do not really have to make it an expensive affair. Install the camera application on your mobile phone or tablet. You can keep a track on what your pet is up to while you are not around. This enables you to take the necessary quick action in case of any emergency. 

                5.   Arrange for carers -

                How to keep pets safe at home while you are away

                Love thy neighbours or arrange for a visitor, whatever suits, it is of great importance. You may also arrange for a trusted pet-walker who can do the needful at least twice a day in your absence. You may even request the walker to stay back and feed your pet since it is evident your baby is comfortable with who walks it up. This is an add on and encourages you to maintain cordial relationship with the neighbours, house-help and others who may come to rescue when you truly need.

                 6.   Stock up essentials –

                Again, irrespective of your presence or absence, you must always have your pet essentials like food, treats etc. stocked well. In case you have arranged for someone to come by and feed your baby at the time, ensuring the right food is available is so much important. Healthy Treats that can occupy your pets for longer than usual can also be a great help. Alongside being healthy some treats can also relieve boredom. A bored pooch may develop many behavioural disorders, stay alert. 

                7.   Pet hostels and boarding –

                How to keep pets safe at home while you are away

                These places are a great relief but only when you have fully known them and are able to trust them basis your own or other pet parents past pet keeping experiences. You cannot trust everyone or every place with your ets since every pet is unique and need different things at different times. You never know, your pet might just be comfortable staying back home.

                Alternatively, pet hostels or boarding can be sold-out or unhygienic. You may not be sure about who’s taking what kind of care of your pets. 

                8.   Ambience –

                A neat and clean ambience that can keep your pet comfortable without you must be maintained at all times. Make sure you have left at least one of the pathway lights turned on and the home temperature is under control. Have just one fan functioning on low or have the air conditioning at a comfortable temperature, not too harsh. 

                9.   Set up a comfortable space –

                How to keep pets safe at home while you are away

                A space for your baby pet is exclusive. You may need to put together everything they are comfortable around. Right from a clean lovely bedding to the favourite toys. Setting up their comfort zone will ease them out for the day while you are away. If your doggo may like, spray an essential oil lightly on the curtains around that relaxes them. 

                10.   Pet pee training aid –

                This is so crucial in order to maintain the level of hygiene around the house and your pets, even while you are away. To pee train or cue train the furry babies right from their pup-hood days is an advantage and all pet parents must do it. Using washable and reusable Pet Dry Sheets is a saviour. It helps hygiene and in the most economical way. Spread one close to the toilet of the house. 

                11.   Traceable

                Have your pet child traceable. It will protect them if lost and save you too from looking around. A chip enabled collar can help. If you live in a place where inserting a chip into your pet is possible, and you are comfortable with that, feel free to get it done since it can play a guardian angel for you and your pets both.

                If you are a pet parent who is constantly on the move and have to leave behind your furry angel more than often, do share with us your tips.

                Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and the readers may use or apply the same at their will. We believe in the uniqueness of every pet and its parent. Therefore not every piece of information and idea presented here may be suited to all.

                Also Read:

                Make Your Road Trips Easy with Furry Friend

                10 Incredible Dog Commands to Teach Your Furry Friend

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                Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:59 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                10 Expert Tips to Take Care of your Pets in Winter https://thedogvisitor.com/10-expert-tips-to-take-care-of-your-pets-in-winter https://thedogvisitor.com/10-expert-tips-to-take-care-of-your-pets-in-winter Awaiting winters already? You may love this quiet season with shorter days and longer nights but we advise you taking into consideration the multiple ways that can provide comfort & ease to your furry angels. Here are some profound ways of taking care of your babies, beyond warm cuddles and snuggles, in the chilly climate.

                Physical Care

                1.   Warm clothes –

                Since your furry baby is a pup, allow it to get comfortable with dawning clothes of different types – warm ones, rain-jackets and boots, T’s etc., so they don’t hate it when it is time to actually wear them. Winters call for wearing warm clothes not only for you but for your pet-buddies too. Gift them some warmth this chilly season. 

                  2.   Comfortable bedding

                  The cold winters will have your little one cuddle up in their blanket and warm bedding most of the times. Make sure you give them the right stuff to snuggle and warm up. Any soft quality blanket that won’t create static current should be good to comfort them.

                  3.   Hydrated and moisturised Skin –

                  Cold climate may lead to dryness in the skin which extends into itchy conditions. Most pet also have to romance the flakes of dandruff on their skin. This is terrible and needs soothing. Using the right shampoo and conditioner or moisturisers is of essence. The best you can make use of is Bathright organic massage coconut oil for best results. This takes care and also supports any further deterioration. 

                  4.   Fur-coat –

                  You may have experienced those electric pricks during winters. Because your furry babies have dense fur coat, they are quite capable of experiencing these static pricks much like you. Use a good body hydrant that may keep those shocks at bay. Again, Bathright organic massage coconut oil for pets can be one of the greatest options that can nourish and take care of the dryness too. Also try massaging them gently with this Super beneficial Bathright oil that may help you build a better bond with your pets too.

                  10 Expert tips to take care of your pets in winter

                    5.   Paws and elbow care

                    These are the dodgy areas and need constant attention all-round the year and more so during winters. Paws and elbows tend to get dry and then become painfully rough for your fur babies. Keeping these areas moist and hydrated if therefore very crucial.  

                    6.   Do not shave them

                    Fur coat is their saviour. It provides your pet babies warmth when they truly need to be protected from harsh winters. Whatever type of fur coat they have, just hold on, don’t chop it off yet. 

                    7.   Adjust their walking hours

                    Set up a new routine and align them accordingly. You want to be safe yourself and want to keep your beloved pet too safe. Therefore, keep the poopy walk hours not too early in the morning and not too late during the evenings. This new routine will also allow some natural sunlight to seep in and add up to both of your health. Also, if you have given them a rinse, allow them to dry completely before taking them out anywhere. 

                      8.   Keep them active

                      10 Expert tips to take care of your pets in winter

                      The more active they are, the better it could be for them. More activities and playing may help warm up their bodies naturally. Additionally it compensates for not being able to spend too much time outdoors due to cold. Their energies are utilised progressively when they are engaged better at home. Provide interactive toys, play fetch or tug or simply chase each other. 

                        9.   Maissen Pet dry sheet

                        Maissen pet dry sheets are always your knight in shining armour. If at all you feel the need to skip a couple of walks, it is okay so long as you have the pet dry sheet on you. Place the reusable ones right close to the washroom and pee-train them. The best dry sheets that most pet parents rely on are from this hygiene loving brand - Maissen. Check them out.  

                        10.   Protection

                        Be careful about exposing your little babies to heaters or any other heat source you may be using in your family. They being curious may want to sniff at things not too safe for them.

                        Nutritional Care

                        Your pet babies may not require heavy meals during winters. In fact they consciously need to be fed with lesser amount of fat or protein at peak winters. However, a little amount of fat is essential to keep them warm and comfortable within.

                        Your little ones need you to feed them special. Winters can be harsh on them and the only way to calm them internally is by feeding them nutritious warm food. Here are a few easy recipes that may help you keep them warm and hearty -

                        • Warm Chicken soup or broth – Most pets, cats and dogs love chicken. It’s super easy to ready a broth for them or a simple paw’licious soup. Pressure cook 3-4 pieces of boneless chicken, 4-5 carrot cubes and some celery in 6 cups of water. You may also add a spoonful of rolled oats to make the consistency thicker. Serve them when it cools down or is lukewarm. 

                        • Warm Vegetable stew – Cook some pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot in 6 cups water. Strain and feed your doggos. You may even mash those carrot chunks. Feel free to add some rolled oats to make the consistency richer.  

                        • Oatmeal bowl – There is no better fibre rich, home cooked food for our pooches than veggies and some chicken cooked in oatmeal. They would, for a change, love to feast on this warm delighting bowl, other than their usual food. Want to add flavours? Add a pinch of cinnamon and yay, it’s ready to be served. 10 Expert tips to take care of your pets in winter

                        • Warm water – Add some warm water to their dry kibble if you feed them those. If you feed your fur buddies wet food you may still add some warm water to it. It not only makes their cold food better but also enhances the taste. 

                        • Nutribles organic virgin coconut oil – Did you know that this pet-edible coconut oil from Nutribles is exceptionally healthy for your paw buddies. Adding it to pet food helps adding some more value and nutrition to their food. It may also help the elderly and grown-ups some joint-aid and flexibility in movement since winters also gets stiffness to the body.

                        Some very basic things to follow throughout winters. Do not feed them curd, especially during the late evening hours. Secondly, keep a check on their drinking water that may get cold due to low temperature. Keep changing the water frequently so as to avoid them to bunk drinking water and becoming dehydrated.   

                        If you have more ideas for a better, warmer and safer winters, do comment and let us know your tips and tricks.

                        Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and the readers may use or apply the same at their will. We believe in the uniqueness of every pet and its parent. Therefore not every piece of information and idea presented here may be suited to all. 

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:57 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Why Cat Scratches? https://thedogvisitor.com/why-cat-scratches https://thedogvisitor.com/why-cat-scratches Are you a cat parent? If yes, you might have noticed your cat scratching on your couch, curtains, mat, and even your clothes. Every cat parent wonders, why does my cat scratch so much? The good news is it is not a sign of bad behaviour. Well, the reality is a cat needs to scratch, and scratching is, in fact, good for their health and wellness. 

                          Cat Scratcher

                          Because it’s an instinctual habit, you should not try to completely eliminate the behaviour or scold your cat for scratching, rather encourage her to scratch on the right objects. Cats use their claws for several reasons, and in the lack of satisfactory alternatives, cats may scratch furniture and carpets. If your cat enjoys scratching, you must understand the reason and give them solutions that will benefit you both. 

                          Do Cats Need To Scratch?

                          Yes, cats do need to scratch. Scratching is normal feline behaviour and not the cat’s desire for revenge. Scratching is a way for cattos to mark their territory, stretch, work off energy, fight boredom, or simply groom their nails. 

                          Why Do Cats Scratch?

                          Your goal should never be to stop your cat from scratching, but rather to redirect cat scratching to a healthy way. Here are a few reasons, why your cat scratches;

                           

                          Cat Scratcher

                          1) Healthy claws

                          Cats have retractable claws, which means the claws retract into a sheath within their paws. Cats need to shed these sheaths on a regular basis so that new claws may form, which is why scratching is important. 


                          2) To mark their territory

                          Cats need personal space and use a number of methods to communicate their territory with other felines. Scratching is one method for your cat to leave their mark on their house, alert other animals to its presence, and feel content knowing that its territory is secure. Cats have scent glands located in their paw pads to mark their territory. 


                          3) For Exercising and Stretching

                          Scratching provides essential exercise for cat's paws as well as a much-needed full-body stretch. They can arch their backs and fully stretch their legs, which is a really satisfying movement for a cat. 

                          Cat Scratching

                          4) Stress relieve

                          If your cat has the energy to burn, you might see her scratching excessively. Well, scratching is a way for your feline friend to get relief from stress and anxiety.  


                          5) Joy and Happiness

                          Cаts scratch to show their еxcitеmеnt. They do it when they wake up and at times when their human returns home from work. They also do it when kneading with their paws, which is really beneficial for them.

                          How to Stop Inappropriate Cat Scratching

                          Getting frustrated over a torn-up sofa? Don’t panic! Your frustration on your catto won't solve the scratching problem, rather affect your bond with her. The easiest and most effective way to solve your cat's scratching issues is by providing your cat with a scratching post. 

                          Cat Scratching

                          Cat Scratchers

                          If you don't have a cat scratching post in your house, then you need to have it right now. Scratching posts are the best way to stop your cat from scratching on furniture and curtains. Let's dive deep and understand cat scratchers and how to find the best one for your cat.

                          What to look for while getting a scratcher for your catto?

                          1) Long and Big

                          Cats like to have a space that's big enough for them to stretch their body and be comfortable. They like to have their personal space and territory where they can relax. 


                          2) Sturdy

                          Cats are very picky when it comes to their toys or posts. They need a sturdy post that doesn't wobble and should stand strong when they jump or hop on it. 


                          3) Material

                          It's crucial to choose a post with a covering that is different from the material in your home that your cat usually scratches. This will make her feel more attracted towards the scratcher, saving your furniture. 

                          Cardboard Cat Scratchers

                          One of the excellent materials for a cat scratcher is heavy corrugated cardboard. It has a pleasing feeling and makes a great noise when scratched. While looking for cardboard cat scratchers, you can go for Pawsindia's scratchers. 

                          Cat Scratchers

                          1) Diagonal Cat Scratcher + Teaser

                          Pawsindia’s Diagonal Cat Scratcher is a cat scratcher made from recyclable cardboard material to encourage play among cats and thus prevent the cat from damaging your valuable furniture. This unique cat scratcher has a diagonal slide-like scratching board with a teaser on top. 

                          Interactive Cat Scratcher

                          2) Interactive Cat Scratcher 

                          PawsIndia's Interactive Cat Scratcher is made from recyclable cardboard material. This unique cat scratcher comes in a circular shape with a small ball inside. This adorable toy has a one-of-a-kind design that allows your cat to satisfy its scratching needs, relieve stress, and act as a suitable furniture substitute. With the ball inside, the cat will be excited to play.

                          Cat Scratcher

                          3) Lounge Bed Cat Scratcher

                          Pawsindia's Lounge Bed Cat Scratcher is a relaxing cat scratcher made from robust cardboard. The wave pattern cat scratching pad has a comfortable contoured surface for cats to flex and stretch on, making it ideal for claw upkeep, exercise, muscle training, and stress release.

                          Cat Scratcher

                          4) 5in1 Replaceable Box Cat Scratcher

                          PawsIndia's 5-in-1 Replaceable Box Cat Scratcher is a never-ending cat scratcher made of cardboard. This unique cat scratcher comes with 5 both sides scratching boards which can be changed when one of them gets used or scratched up. Just flip it over when one side gets scratched up and witness your cat enjoy scratching to the fullest while protecting your furniture.

                          Cat Scratcher

                          5) Wall Hanging Cat Scratcher

                          The Wall Hanging Cat Scratcher by Pawsindia is a convenient double-sided cat scratcher toy that can be hung from your door knobs, hooks or door handles and allows your cat to enjoy playing in their alone time.

                          Tips For Getting Your Cat Attracted Towards Scratching Posts


                          1) Cats often scratch when they wake up from a nap so put one scratcher near the cat’s sleeping area.

                          2) Sprinkle some catnip on the scratcher to attract your cat to the post.

                          3) The most critical step is to reward the cat for using the post. 


                          It is easy to choose a scratching post that your cat will love, all you have to do is just put yourself in his paws. You can save your furniture and mats easily with scratcher posts. Your cat might take a little time to get acquainted with the post, so you have to be patient while dealing with him. 


                          Pawsindia is always there to help you with your pets. You can find all the latest and innovative pet supplies on Pawsindia. From an interactive toy range to pet beds, we have got everything to ease pet parenting for you. We provide top-notch pet foods over a wide range of choices and premium pet accessories for your beloved pooches and cats. For us, happiness means a healthy wagging tail. Let's revolutionise the pet space together. 


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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:43 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Best and Unique Gift for Dogs and Dog Lovers https://thedogvisitor.com/best-and-unique-gift-for-dogs-and-dog-lovers https://thedogvisitor.com/best-and-unique-gift-for-dogs-and-dog-lovers Gift for Dogs

                          Don't we all love receiving gifts? The same is true for our canine companions. Our dogs are just like our family members, and when it comes to buying a gift for our family, we put in a lot of effort. 

                          Just like we love receiving gifts, our furry babies love gifts too. We all get excited to open the newly arrived parcels and try on new accessories. In the same way, our dogs also get delighted on seeing new parcels and toys. And seeing our little babies getting excited to play with their new toys brings a sense of satisfaction and happiness to our hearts. It's endearing seeing our dogs wear the new accessories we bought for them. 

                          Ordering gifts has become very simple these days. With an array of options available, we can now easily buy them anything from the comfort of the house. There are numerous options like pet care products and other easily accessible pet products to gift your pawsome friend. Here's your easiest guide to choosing the pawfect gift for your furry friend.

                          1) Pet Care Products For Dogs

                          Pet Care Products

                          Pet care products are one of the most popular gifting items as they are directly related to our pet's health. As a pawrent, we always want to see our four-legged friend healthy and happy, and thus adoring them with the best of pet care products that can be used to improve their health, can prove to be one of the most beneficial gifts for them. 

                          You will find a wide array of pet care products nowadays, but keep in mind that the product you plan to buy is pet-friendly. Pawsindia has a wide array of products for your dog, but we recommend the following;

                        1. CBD Oil
                        2. Your dog is your best bud. They are loyal, compassionate and loving. They have stood by us in our time of need and have made the world a better place. Thus, for a healthy and happy life, gift them with Pawsindia Organics Relax CBD oil

                          Extracted from the flowers and leaves of the hemp variant of the cannabis plant, CBD oil does not contain any amount of THC. CBD is used because of its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiac benefits, anti-nausea effects, appetite stimulation, anti-anxiety impact, and possible anti-cancer benefits.

                        3.  Hemp Oil
                        4. We all want our pets to stay healthy and to keep their fur soft and shiny forever. Our furry buddies grow old with us and become an indispensable part of our lives. Thus, gift them a happier life with Pawsindia Organics Calm Hemp Seed Oil

                          Hemp Seed Oil is a popular natural remedy for pets. It is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. It has numerous health benefits for pets, including the ability to help treat diseases, improve the immune system, and for a shiny healthy coat. It provides the perfect balance of Omega 3, 6 & 9 for your dog. 

                          Dog Treats

                          2) Dog Treats

                          You can call your dog without calling his name just by the sound of the treat packet. The little woofs and jumps he does to eat his favourite treat make us feel content and happy. A dog parent is always looking to fill his/her pooch’s diet with nutritious ingredients. Though it might be a bit of a time-consuming process to find the best Dog treats, you can always go for Pawsindia Organics Raw Bites

                          Raw Bites is nothing but dehydrated meat also known as Jerky. Add to that our jerky doesn't have any salt, sugar, seasonings, or preservatives to ensure your dog gets all-around nutrition. Jerkies are a safer option against many other commercial dog treats that contain additives and chemical enhancers. 

                          3) Dog Toys 

                          Your dog's favourite time! Just like we love to pass time, our furry babies love to play as well. For dog fun and unlimited entertainment, you can gift your doggo with smart and interactive Dog toys. The market is filled with a plethora of toys for your dog, but make sure you select the ones which are safe for dogs. Toys are not just for fun, but when your canine is alone at home, toys give him companionship and kill boredom. They are important to a dog’s well-being. 


                          The delight on a dog's face when he or she receives a new dog toy is indescribable. And the joy that a dog parent feels when their puppy is overjoyed is priceless! We recommend Pawsindia's best-seller combo packs and interactive toys, for your dog's unlimited entertainment.

                          No pet parent wants to leave their child alone at home, but due to unavoidable reasons, we all have to! Thus, Pawsindia brings you an interactive and smart Dog toy range to keep your dog occupied and entertained when you are not around. 

                          Interactive Dog Toy

                          1) Magic roller

                          The Magic Roller is one such innovation which acts as a boredom buster for dogs. It will keep your dog active and happy. The dog ball Toy is designed to stimulate your pet's senses and helps in preventing their unnecessary destructive behaviour triggered by boredom or anxiety.

                          Interactive Dog Toy

                          2) Trembling monster

                          Our trembling monster promotes independent play among dogs. It has motion sensors wherein it barks, trembles and jumps if the dog bites or sniffs. This pet toy is best for indoors and outdoors adding to that it is travel-friendly. 

                          Interactive Dog Toy

                          3) Wicked Ball

                          Wicked Ball is a moving toy for dogs, designed with interactive features that will stimulate pets' nature of hunting. This amazing moving toy is going to give your pet the interaction and exercise they crave even when you are not around.

                          Interactive Dog Toy

                          4) Tug of Wall

                          Tug of wall is India's first hands-free toy designed to help dogs with their dental problems, obesity, anxiety, and depression. The molar bite toy dangling out is a chew toy and a must-have for your dog to keep his teeth healthy. This self-play dog toy ensures that your dog is engaged for hours; it's also an excellent Treat toy! 

                          5) Wobble Wag Giggle Ball

                          With funny sounds, Wobble Wag Giggle Ball will become your dog's favourite toy in no time! Your dog will be excited and delighted by the ball's distinctive giggle sound as it moves, luring them into longer and more enjoyable play sessions.

                          Dog Shoes

                          4) Dog Shoes

                          If you and your pup are some serious fashionistas, then obviously you need to keep up with all the latest trends. You can give your Dog paw protectors to keep his soft little paws comfortable and secure. Whether daily walking or going for a hike, you can check our Pawsindia Shoes for your dog. The shoes are made with strong material to protect your dog from sharp thorns, hot pavement, dust and mud.

                          You will never fall short of products to gift your pawfect friend with Pawsindia. Grooming, clothes, treats, biscuits, toys; we have everything latest, trendy and affordable. The joy of gifting your pup and seeing him excited is indescribable. 

                          When in doubt, you can easily trust Pawsindia. PawsIndia is a one-stop-shop pet portal for all your pet product needs. We are a leading e-commerce business dealing in a wide array of pet food, toys, and supplies. Our mission is to bring a change in the paw world by making pet products easily accessible to parents and to keep our fur babies happy and healthy. Let's revolutionise the pet space together. 

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:42 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          How Can i Tell if my Dog has an Infection : Simple Remedies to Cure https://thedogvisitor.com/how-can-i-tell-if-my-dog-has-an-infection-simple-remedies-to-cure https://thedogvisitor.com/how-can-i-tell-if-my-dog-has-an-infection-simple-remedies-to-cure Dog Skin infection

                          Dogs have frequently been referred to as "man's best friend," and if you are a dog lover, you will know this is true. Dogs give their owners comfort and companionship and in return, the owners care for and protect the dog from adversaries. Like humans, dogs are prone to diseases, especially skin infections. 

                          Infections are one of the most common problems in dogs. Dogs can suffer from a number of infections, including allergies, insect bites, or bacterial/fungal infections. If left untreated, infections can cause extreme discomfort in dogs. Thus, it is necessary to take precautions and consult a vet immediately, if the need arises. Keep on reading to know more about infections in dogs and how to check whether your dog has a skin infection or not. 

                          How to Check Your Dog for Skin Infections

                          Skin infections can be caused by a variety of things like bacteria or fungi. Here are a few common types of skin infections in dogs. 

                          1) Food and environmental allergies

                          Like humans, even your furry friend can get allergic reactions due to a particular ingredient in their food or the environment. Allergens like pollen and dust particles in the air might cause an itching sensation in your dog. When the itching starts, your dogs will continuously scratch their skin, which might lead to sores and scabs.

                          2) Bacterial infection

                          If you see inflamed and infected hair follicles, there might be chances that your dog is infected with a bacterial infection. You might even notice red swellings, boils and your dog itching regularly. 

                          Dog Skin infection

                          3) Mange

                          Mites are the organisms that cause mange illness in dogs. Mange produces excruciating itching, which can quickly develop into lesions, blisters, hair loss, and scabs.

                          Dog Skin infection

                          4) Fungal infection

                          Yeast is frequently the source of fungal infections, which are one of the most prevalent skin illnesses in dogs. Because of allergies and oil overproduction, the number of yeast cells on your dog's skin rises over time. 

                          Skin infections are fairly easy to note due to changes in hair quality or frequent scratching by your dogs. 

                          Other Types Of Infections In Dogs

                          Infections are a prevalent issue in dogs. Some illnesses are simpler to identify than others, and your pet may exhibit varied symptoms depending on the location of the problem.

                          Dog Skin Infection

                          Ear Infection

                          Many dog owners have learned to recognise the symptoms of an ear infection: whimpering, scratching, and head shaking are frequently the first indicators of the condition. Ear infections are frequent in dogs, particularly those with floppy ears and are caused by bacteria, yeast, or a combination of both. 

                          • How to check for an ear infection?

                          Moist skin, wax buildup, or foreign bodies are common reasons for ear infections in dogs. If you find your dog shaking the head or scratching continuously, smelling a foul odour, redness and swelling near the ear canal or crusting or scabs in the ears, then there are chances your dog is suffering from an ear infection. 

                          Dog Skin Infection

                          Eye Infection

                          There are countless reasons for your dog to suffer from an eye infection, but a little precaution can help your dog avoid it. Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, inflammation of the cornea, tear gland issues, and uveitis are some of the most common eye infections. 

                          • How to check for an eye infection?

                          There could be many reasons for eye infection, but the most common are viruses, bacteria, fungus pores, irritants, and parasites. You might see redness or swelling near your puppy's eyes, watery discharge or tearing, squinting and blinking and continuous pawing or rubbing the eye. If you find these signs, it would be appropriate to visit a vet as a thorough check may be needed. 

                          Dog Skin infection

                          Urinary Tract Infections

                          Urinary Tract Infections are most commonly observed in female dogs. UTIs can be painful and further lead to urine infection or kidney problems. In most cases, UTIs can be resolved easily with treatment and do not cause any lasting damage.

                          • How to check for a Urinary Tract infection?

                          The dogs affected with UTI may frequent urination or accidents happening in the house, strain to urinate and sometimes pass blood. Other signs to check for UTI might include your dog licking around the urinary opening or sometimes fever. 

                          Tooth Infections

                          Just like humans, even your dog can suffer from tooth infections. One of the most common reasons for tooth infection in a dog is a dental abscess which occurs when bacteria enters the root of a tooth. It happens because of any underlying gum disease or infection or due to the breaking of a tooth. 

                          • How to check for Tooth Infections?

                          The most common symptoms of tooth infections you will observe in your pup are bad breath and reluctance to chew on his toys or may pull away when his head is touched. Teeth infections are painful, but your dog might not necessarily show obvious signs of pain. You might also observe that he is eating or chewing from one side of the mouth only or food dropping while eating. Some dogs might paw at the affected side of their face or rub their face along the ground.

                          Pay Attention To Your Pet's Symptoms: Examine Your Dog At Home

                          There is no substitute for expert care, but you can always look for the symptoms at home to help your pup. As the person who spends the most time with your dog, you are in a unique position to make observations and detect problems. And the sooner you detect possible issues, the sooner your dog can start healing.

                          At-home exams aren't as difficult as they appear. The following veterinarian-approved ideas and methods are both safe and easy to use.

                          Dog Skin Infection

                          1) Lumps, Bumps & Redness

                          Lumps, bumps and redness on the skin or parts of the skin are the first sign of skin infection in dogs. Since dogs are most prone to ticks and fleas, it is always better to keep a check on them. If you find any of these irritating to your dog, then it's better to consult a vet for further diagnosis. 

                          Dog Skin Infection

                          2) Check your dog's mouth 

                          Examine the interiors of your dog's mouth to check for any prevailing teeth or gum infections. Check for the presence of tartar, which is the gateway to dental disease. Also, check for broken teeth as they might become infected. You can easily check your dog's mouth while brushing his teeth

                          Dog Skin Infection

                          3) Monitor body weight

                          Checking your dog's body weight might flag possible issues, especially if there is a significant change. Substantial weight loss may indicate a major health problem such as diabetes, inadequate nutrition, organ failure, cancer, or infection. Significant weight gain might be the result of hypothyroidism, intestinal parasites, overeating, or heart failure.

                          Dog Skin infection

                          4) Check for temperature

                          If you fear your dog is unwell, having vital signs on hand—heart and respiratory rates, as well as temperature—can help you communicate with the doctor or technician more quickly. To check heartbeats or breaths, you should look at the number of breaths/heartbeat your dog takes in a minute. 

                          5) Vomiting/Diarrhoea

                          Pets often vomit on occasion without being seriously ill. But if your pet is vomiting frequently, especially several times in one day, acting dull and losing appetite then it's best to consult a vet. 

                          How To Prevent Your Dog From Catching Infections

                          We all hate watching our dog whimpering in pain due to sickness. When your dog is leaping up and down, hoovering up leftover food and cuddling with you when your favourite TV show is on, you love them. So, how can you keep your dog from getting sick?

                          Below are some solutions to prevent your dog from contracting infections;

                          Dog Grooming Products

                          1) Hygiene

                          The first and foremost step to avoid your pet from getting an infection is to maintain his hygiene. Keep your dog and its environment clean. You can use dog grooming products to bathe your dogs and dog paw protectors to keep your furry friend's paws safe and secure while on his daily walks. 

                          Dog Peanut butter

                          2) Immune System

                          To prevent your dog from getting sick, you can take steps to bolster your puppy's immune system. The first thing to do is check their diet. Your dog needs a vital and balanced diet to keep its immune system healthy and active. Feed your dog high-quality dog food to give your dog a strong, effective immune system. 

                          3) Vaccines

                          There are some diseases that your dog's immune system, no matter how powerful, will be unable to combat. Vaccines are the solution. Vaccines are a modern-day reaction to potentially fatal viral diseases.

                          4) Hemp Oil - Vet Approved Solution for Treating Skin Infections 

                          One of the most revolutionary solution for treating skin infection is Hemp Oil. There are a lot of hemp oil benefits for dogs. Your pets go through a lot of changes due to the harsh environment in cities. This might make their skin flaky causing dandruff, and even loss of fur. The hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids and vitamins that heals and protects your dog's coat from developing any skin conditions.


                          All pets are prone to sickness and we can not eliminate it. But we can take steps beforehand to prevent our pets from falling sick. Good health and good hygiene are important to keep your dog happy and active. You can trust Pawsindia for all your pet needs. We are a leading e-commerce business dealing in a wide array of pet food, toys, and supplies. Our mission is to bring a change in the paw world by making pet products easily accessible to parents and to keep our fur babies happy and healthy. Let's revolutionise the pet space together. 


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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:41 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          12 Ways To Celebrate Pet&Friendly Diwali https://thedogvisitor.com/12-ways-to-celebrate-pet-friendly-diwali https://thedogvisitor.com/12-ways-to-celebrate-pet-friendly-diwali Diwali is not just a festival of lights; it is a celebration of love, life and all the good it has to offer and togetherness. The positive energy in the atmosphere reduces sorrow and ignites hope. Festivals are incomplete without our loved ones, especially our loving pets. 

                          But we tend to forget that some of our festivals, like Diwali, can cause them a lot of discomfort. The loud noises, flashing lights of the fireworks can be mentally and physically distressing to pets and other creatures in the surrounding area. They will find places to hide in while we joyously celebrate the festival. 

                          However, things could be better if we found ways to bid goodbye to the hiding, running around in panic and crying, isn’t it? An eco-friendly, pet-friendly Diwali is the solution to these problems. Gear up to celebrate a loving Diwali with your furry babies this season!

                           

                          Best Ways to Celebrate a Pet Friendly Diwali

                          Keep Away the Noise- Since your pets’ hearing is enhanced during this time of the year, firecracker noises can be deafening. Keep all the doors and windows shut. To further block out any loud noise and vibrations, use earmuffs, extra blankets and pillows. Avoid keeping them chained outside to minimise anxiety.

                          Say NO to Firecrackers- Diwali – the festival of lights, not unnecessary noise and smoke! Celebrate this diwali without firecrackers because it increases noise and air pollution. Animals are afraid of light and fire, firecrackers are bound to frighten them. If they are terrified or anxious, reassure them with kind words and make them feel safe. For those who still wish to burn firecrackers, make sure your pets and stray animals are not anywhere nearby.

                          Eco-Friendly Decor- Apart from avoiding firecrackers, earthen lamps or Diyas are a green choice good for the environment and your pets. Decorate your house for Diwali while keeping pets safe at all times. However, your pet may try to grab the lamp if it is placed too close to them, so ensure the required distance between the two.

                          Pets Do Not Need Sweets- Common ingredients of Indian sweets like sugar, artificial sweeteners, chocolates, nuts, and raisins are all toxic for your furry friend. But what are festivals without sweets? You can opt for pet-friendly sweets or treats that are best suitable for your pet.

                          Good Food = Good Mood- Diwali can be stressful, but nothing a good bowl of their favourite food can’t fix! This helps reduce their anxiety and stress a little. You can also add a small amount of hemp seed oil to their food to help reduce tension. Your pet absolutely deserves their favourite delicacies, but only in moderation. Stress-eating can quickly lead to overfeeding or obesity especially under a period of decreased activity.

                          Fun and Games- Keep earmuffs, good music and their favourite toys handy. This will keep them occupied and at ease. If your little pooch enjoys watching TV with you, that is a brilliant way to divert their attention from fear and sorrow. Indoor games can help too.

                          Morning Walks- Since taking a walk in the evening is not an option, take a walk with your furry friend in the morning when there are lesser odds of firecrackers burning. The calm and quiet morning walks will make them feel safe and at ease. Not to mention, they get in their required dose of exercise.

                          Safe and Sound- In this time of distress, your pet needs you the most. They need you to comfort them when they are feeling vulnerable and scared. The key is to keep them indoors and around you at all times. In case of loud noise, attend to their needs and have your presence make them feel safe and cared for.

                          Emergency Pet Care Kit- Don’t let this scare you – it is only a precaution. Keep an emergency kit on hand with all the necessities including prescribed medicines, instruments and a guide to care for your pet until the vet arrives. 

                          Kindness is Never Not Needed- Your pet as well as other animals on the street deserve your kindness during this time. Offer food, clean water and a safe shelter for them to rest. They are just as afraid and susceptible to diverse effects of firecrackers. Find a safe corner for them and try to ease their anxiety.

                          Dispose Waste Properly- After the party, remember to discard any leftover trash from the fireworks, decorations, etc. Since they can be lethal if your dog or cat inhales them, try to dispose of them in a location out of your pet’s reach.

                          Make Your Pooch a Part of Diwali-Celebrate Diwali with your entire family, especially your furry family. Watch them enjoy pet-friendly food like peanut butter ladoos or their preferred treats. The finest treats are those that are made entirely of fresh, human-grade ingredients, contain prebiotics, care for the skin and coat, are anti-inflammatory and have no artificial flavourings or additives. Prebiotics and hemp seed oil are great additions to pet treats since they help soothe animals and maintain their digestive health. Take pictures, play around – you know the drill!

                           

                          Rest assured, with these simple and effective measures, you will have a prosperous, safe and happy festival with your full family. Pro-tip: Pamper your little pooch and get them festive ready with our grooming services, they deserve to feel pretty too! A very happy, safe and joyous diwali from PawPurrfect to you and yours!

                           

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:39 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          10 Ways to Handle Noise Anxiety in Pets https://thedogvisitor.com/10-ways-to-handle-noise-anxiety-in-pets https://thedogvisitor.com/10-ways-to-handle-noise-anxiety-in-pets Generally, animals and fireworks do not go hand in hand. The loud noise blasting through their ears and the flashing lights of the fireworks can be quite scary for your pet. Pets, especially dogs, have a heightened sense of hearing and the loud crackles, whistles or booming frightens them. Since they ignite at different intervals without any warnings, pets cannot get used to the idea of fireworks.

                          The fear puts them under stress and anxiety, which not only lowers their spirit but can also have adverse effects on their physical and mental health. Hiding in the strangest spots, pacing around or crying during fireworks can worry you too as a pet parent. To help you keep your little pooch calm and at ease, here are some ways to handle their anxiety during the season of fireworks:

                          Effective Ways to Handle Noise Anxiety in Pets

                          Keep Fireworks Away- Goes without saying, keep your pets away from fireworks. Avoid burning firecrackers, and if you still plan on indulging them, make sure it is away from your house to minimise the noise as much as you can. You can soundproof your house by shutting all the doors and windows. Use pillows, earmuffs and blankets to further block the noise. 

                          All Fours Should Be Indoors- As tempting as it is to take them outside to enjoy the festival with you, going out is not an option for your pets. Keep them within the calm walls of indoors. Get their daily walk in the morning, when there is likely no sight of fireworks. Just the knowledge of being safe in the house can be quite calming, which brings us to the next tip.

                          A Safe Space- Like anyone else, animals seek refuge when they feel threatened. Create a safe haven that is only for your dog. Cozy up the place with your pet’s favourite toys, blanket, and familiar objects with your smell on them to offer an extra layer of reassurance. Choose the least noisy corner of the house and help them make the place their own.

                          Music and TV to the Rescue- It is nearly impossible to shut out the sounds entirely, the least you can do is try ways to cover it. Play soothing music, use noises familiar to them or the subtle hum of the air-conditioner to keep them at ease. Classical music is proven to have calming effects on dogs. Additionally, you can turn up the television volume and use it to their advantage by putting on a good movie.

                          Food Can Never Go Wrong- When in doubt, go for food. Food gives an unmatched sense of comfort, especially when it comes in the form of their favourite treats. While treats can be used as a distraction, rewarding your furry friend with a treat will help reduce their anxiety and keep them from chewing on other items around the house. Stock up on their preferred treats and keep them handy.

                          Consider Working With a Trainer- The instilled fear can have a negative impact on your pet’s life. Solve the roots of the problem by working with a professional best suited for your pet’s needs. Expert trainers tackle this issue by desensitizing your pet to fireworks and other fears gradually, one after the other. A set up with an expert who understands how to introduce the stimuli and work with it in a controlled environment is a good idea to start with. If you think it is too late for this year, it is never too soon to start planning for the next year! 

                          Talk to Your Vet- Consult your vet in case the situation is more than you can handle. The vet may identify if your pet has severe anxiety issues and prescribe a medication and behaviour management plan. Remember that anti-anxiety pills are not good for your pet, so do not give them medication unless you get a green signal from your vet.

                          Love and Affection- In times of distress, being held is all one needs. Be present and attend to your pet’s needs. Reassure them through kind words and acts of affection. Shower them with cuddles and kisses to reduce their anxiety. Make them feel safe within the warmth of your arms to remind them you are here in their time of need. Sometimes, that is all it takes.

                          Swaddle Your Pooch with Calming Wraps- Swaddling can decrease anxiety in dogs. Pressure wraps, like t-shirts, vests, thick towels apply soft pressure to your dog’s torso and give them a snuggly feeling. You can buy these readymade anxiety wraps from the market or make a DIY version at your home. 

                          Make Fireworks Sound More Familiar- Before the start of Diwali, you can play audio recordings of fireworks to desensitize your dog to the noise. Start playing this audio at a low volume, slowly increase the volume and act like nothing is happening. In this way, you can familiarise and train your pup to stay calm amidst the loud sounds of fireworks. 

                          Since muting the loud noise for our little friends is not an option, thank goodness for these alternatives! These effective ways to reduce anxiety will save you the worry and your pooch some anxiety and stress, if not all. Wishing you and your beloved fido a very happy and healthy Diwali!

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:38 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          How to Adopt a Pet and Take Care of Its Well&Being? https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-adopt-a-pet-and-take-care-of-its-well-being https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-adopt-a-pet-and-take-care-of-its-well-being Pets are great companions for humans. They are non-judgmental, and loving, stay with us no matter what happens, and offer unwavering emotional support to us. Several studies have concluded that having a pet can help parents relieve stress, control blood pressure and reduce the chances of getting heart attacks. Further, pets can be a ray of hope for people dealing with depression and loneliness.

                          A wagging tail, slobbery kiss, or a friendly headbutt from your furry friend, even on the hardest of days, can melt your heart and make you forget all your worries.

                          If you’re willing to bring your bundle of happiness home, you’re in the right spot!
                          Read on to know how you can adopt a pet in India and take care of his well-being!

                          How to Adopt a Pet in India?


                          You might have seen a variety of pet parents out there, the ones who spend a fortune in buying and grooming their pets, ones who haggle for the cheapest deal and abandon them when they get old and sick and ones who melt after seeing a dog or cat on the road and they bring them home.
                          That raises an important question; whether pets should be bought and sold or should they be adopted?

                          Well, there’s no harm in “buying” a pet (as long as it’s done legally). It’s a matter of choice whether you want to spend on getting a pet as per your desire. If you’re taking this route it’s better to do some research and select the best as per your needs and preferences.

                          However, adopting a pet is not only cost-effective but also gives a chance to the pets in the shelter (who have already had a hard time) to be loved and to have a family.

                          Agreed, the pets in shelters are not always a ball of wool or “pretty” by societal standards. They’re the ones for whom life has been difficult. They have been banished by vendors, pebbled by children, overlooked by pedestrians, slept on the roadsides in every season and searched for food in bins and garbage bags.

                          Some are rescued, some are left out and none have got the love and care from our society that they deserved. But, more than our pity, they need our support, our love and care. In return, they’ll offer unconditional love and support to us too.

                          Thankfully, the trend of adopting pets has been picking up pace. In fact, nowadays adopting pets has become easier than ever.

                          Willing to adopt a pet but don’t know how to proceed? Worry no more! Check out the following steps to get a clear idea of how you can adopt a pet in India!

                          Step 1

                          Decide the Pet that You Want- Before you decide to adopt a pet, it’s better to make a note of your lifestyle, home space, budget, family and more. For instance, if you have senior citizens at home, getting an aged canine would be a good choice as he will be a good companion without demanding to go out for a stroll or play in the park. Similarly, if you have children at home, kittens might be a good choice as they can have fun while playing with her.

                          Also, make sure that the pet you choose does not cause a nuisance to your neighbours. For instance, if you adopt a big and rather aggressive dog to live in a small apartment with you, he’s very likely to be uncomfortable and cause disturbance to others.

                          That’s why being clear about what you want as a pet as well as what you want from a pet is important.

                          Step 2 

                          Locate the Nearby Shelters- Once you’ve decided what animal you want for a pet, it’s time to browse through the nearby shelters in your locality. You can take help from Google and reach out to the shelters.

                          Here are a few examples of shelters in some major cities:

                          Mumbai: Save Our Strays (SOS), BSPCA, World For All, YODA, Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD), and Animals Matter To Me.

                          Pune: Bodhisattva NGO, Mission Possible Pet Adoptions, ResQ Charitable Trust, and Karma Foundation.

                          Delhi: Red Paws Rescue, Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre (SGACC), PAWS, and Friendicoes SECA.

                          Bangalore: Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre, Bangalore Cat Squad, CUPA, The Cat Studio @CARE, and Dogspot.in.

                          Step 3 

                          Visit the Shelter- Once you’ve shortlisted some nearby shelters, pay a visit to them. While visiting, interact with the staff, play with pets, understand their temperament, how they behave with other pets, etc.

                          Ideally, you must visit the shelter a couple of times before making a decision.

                          Step 4

                          Ask for the Medical Records- While visiting the shelters, you might have come across your coveted one. Ask for his health records, and understand whether he has any past medical history, allergies, vaccination given to him and more.

                          Step 5 

                          Follow the Adoption Procedure of the Shelter- The adoption procedure might differ from one shelter to another shelter. However, most of them may require you to submit a few photocopies of your identity and address proofs.

                          Further, you’ll be asked to fill out an adoption form and they’ll offer you details as to when to schedule a vet visit, how to take care of your pet, etc.

                          Step 6: 

                          It’s Time to Take them Home! – After a background check, the shelter may allow you to take the pet to your home.
                          Remember, that it might be difficult for the pet to get adjusted to the new social environments. That’s why, give him time, play with him, understand his needs, and be patient while dealing with him.

                          Brought the pet home? Congratulations! But, it doesn’t end here! You’ve to learn to take care of your pets to get the most enriching experience! Read on to know how you can do this!

                           

                          How to Take Care of Your Pet’s Well-Being?

                          Vaccinate Your Pet- Pets love to roam and play outdoors, don’t they? But, this might also expose them to various viruses and bacteria present outside. Even if your pet mostly stays indoors, vaccinating is a must. Why? Because they might get in contact with bacteria while travelling or boarding, interacting with fellow pets, or through human clothing.

                          To prevent them from falling ill, it’s crucial to administer necessary shots to them on a regular basis.  Vaccinating your pet regularly can strengthen its immune system to defend itself from any disease-causing organism. Further, it ensures the safety of both the owner as well as the pet and allows the pets to live long and healthy life.

                          Although several state laws require you to vaccinate your pet against rabies, there are some other vaccines too that can boost your pet’s preventive wellness care. To know more about the same, check out our blog on puppy vaccination schedules

                          Falling short of time to take your pet for vaccination? Don’t worry! Check out our expert vet services and get your pet vaccinated in the comfort of your home!

                          Train Your Pet- Some pets easily get adjusted to new environments however, others may not.

                          For instance, after being brought from the shelter to home, some dogs become restless, they might bark excessively, bite, try to escape or engage in destructive activities like chewing anything in their proximity. But, this doesn’t mean there is any problem with them. They just need a bit of training to get calm and accustomed to the new home.

                          Professional training can be really helpful in such a scenario.

                          Trainers with experience and expertise in managing pets will help you build a good relationship with your pet. They can assist you in making your pet follow your commands and further advise you on how to engage with them, how to calm them and more. Training can also help in making your dog learn certain manners and etiquette that will make him likeable in public as well as at home.

                          So, if you’re having a difficult time while handling your pet, calm down and reach out to our expert trainers!

                          Groom Your Pet – Grooming your pet regularly may not only make your pet look fresh and appealing but also offers tons of health benefits in the long run.

                          For instance, brushing your dog’s coat can help remove tangles, dead skin, and old and damaged hair. It can further ensure that your dog’s skin can breathe by removing excessive grease from it. Similarly, regular massages, baths, brushing, and cleaning their ears are all ways to keep your pet fresh and healthy.

                          Further, grooming is the time to bond with your pets, to care for and show your love towards them. However, some pets may not cooperate while grooming and their anxiety may reflect in their behaviour.

                          If that’s the case, visiting a professional groomer might be the right choice. Professional groomers are well-trained in handling pets and are equipped with the right set of equipment to make the grooming experience more enriching. Further, they can advise you on which products to use, which equipment to choose and how to calm your dog while grooming at home.

                          So, if you’re looking for a professional groomer to groom your furbaby to perfection, reach out to us without second thoughts!

                          Socialise Your Pet- As you adopt a pet, the change in environment from shelter to your home can cause anxiety in them. At times, it is also possible that they might react aggressively. Being a pet parent, it is your responsibility to handle them calmly, make them comfortable around strangers and teach them certain manners and etiquette. If needed, you must take professional help for the same.

                          Socialising your pet has amazing benefits: it lessens fear (of strangers or of fellow pets), builds confidence, and improves your bonding with them. Moreover, a well-behaved pet can also give you an easy time during boarding, travelling, vet visits, and grooming sessions.

                          Adopting a pet is indeed a good deed. But your journey as a pet parent begins from this point. If taken proper care of, your pet may shower you with unconditional love and offer undaunting emotional support.

                          Although it’s a trial-and-error journey, you may need help in handling your pet, and in making him well-behaved to fit in a social environment. If that’s the case, our expert pet services are just one click away! We, at PawPurrfect, have a dedicated team of professionals that bring exceptional grooming, boarding, training and vet services to your doorstep! Book your appointment today!

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:37 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Leena Munikempanna is now a Certified Canine Esthetician! https://thedogvisitor.com/leena-munikempanna-is-now-a-certified-canine-esthetician https://thedogvisitor.com/leena-munikempanna-is-now-a-certified-canine-esthetician Leena Munikempanna, who runs Pawpad, is now a Certified Canine Esthetician! Adding this to her portfolio of skills has been an incredibly satisfying journey!

                          Certificate awarded to Leena Munikempanna on completion of her course as Certified Canine Esthetician

                          What does it mean to be certified as a Canine Esthetician?

                          The certificate course addresses the requisite skills in laying a strong foundation in understanding canine skin and haircoat. Leena is now equipped with the knowledge and skills required to address canine skin and coat  issues. The course has also enabled Leena to test Pawpad pet grooming services by international industry standards.

                          Being certified means Leena is better able to engage with your vet. We will collaboratively work with your dog, you, your vet and other team members to look more holistically as to how we can contribute towards the health of your dog’s skin and coat. This will be a much slower process involving multiple sessions. The improved health of your dog’s skin and coat is the end goal.

                          The Certificate Course – By Whom? Where?

                          The certificate course in becoming a canine esthetician is a PGC (Professional Grooming Credentials) approved course. This is an extremely comprehensive course covering everything to do with canine skin and coat care. You can read more on the course on their website at https://canineesthetician.com/

                          How to Book A Session?

                          If you would like to consult with Leena on your dog’s skin and coat issue please do mention it when you book your grooming appointment. We will co-ordinate with you further from there.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:32 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Pawpad Pet Grooming Course: We Are Open For Registrations! https://thedogvisitor.com/pawpad-pet-grooming-course-we-are-open-for-registrations https://thedogvisitor.com/pawpad-pet-grooming-course-we-are-open-for-registrations
                          Pawpad announces the next batch of our pet grooming course starting 10.10.2022.

                          Pawpad’s pet grooming course is for 4 weeks. Monday to Friday. 11am to 4pm. The course is completely hands on. Classes are held at our pet grooming studio in Kalyan Nagar.

                          Our pet grooming course covers both dog grooming as well as cat grooming. You can take a look at the dog grooming services and cat grooming services we offer. This will give you an idea of what we cover during the course.

                          Our pet grooming course is facilitated by Leena Munikempanna who runs Pawpad. She is a certified pet groomer, an internationally certified master cat groomer, certified canine esthetician and certified in pet emergency care.

                          For more details on the course do visit our pet grooming course page and you can register your interest here.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:30 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Pawpad Pet Grooming Course: Next Batch 21.11.22 https://thedogvisitor.com/pawpad-pet-grooming-course-next-batch-211122 https://thedogvisitor.com/pawpad-pet-grooming-course-next-batch-211122 The next batch of our pet grooming course (dogs and cats) starts 21st November 2022.

                          Pawpad announces its next batch of our pet grooming course. We start on 21st November 2022. This is a four week course. Classes are held Monday to Friday. 11am to 4 pm.

                          The course is facilitated by Leena Munikempanna who runs Pawpad. She is a certified pet groomer, an internationally certified master cat groomer, an internationally certified canine esthetician and internationally certified in pet emergency care.

                          For more information do visit our website page: https://pawpad.in/pawpad-pet-grooming-course-bangalore/

                          You can register here: https://pawpad.in/pawpad-pet-grooming-course-bangalore/register-your-interest/

                          Registrations will close on 18.11.22 or when the batch is full.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:27 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Ban the Breed is Never a Solution https://thedogvisitor.com/ban-the-breed-is-never-a-solution https://thedogvisitor.com/ban-the-breed-is-never-a-solution Ban the breed is never a solution. Let’s educate people in good pet care practices to raise well adjusted dogs.

                          Safety first (human & animal) is indisputable

                          Banning (pretty much anything from books to dog breeds) stems from a need to eradicate what we cannot understand or challenges our narrow world view.

                          This article from India Today reports local government reactions to dog attacks. We offer an opinion(in orange) on the fears and reactions of the community and authorities.
                          Please see the original story edited by: Srishti Jha here: India Today

                          “No family can keep more than one pet dog, says Ghaziabad civic body; Pit bull among 3 breeds banned”

                          “The Ghaziabad civic body has imposed a ban on three dog breeds, including Pit bulls, after repeated attacks on humans in the city. Moreover, one dog will be allowed per family, as per municipal corporation’s orders.”

                          A Cocker Spaniel or Dalmatian can attack an adult of child and cause bodily harm. The number of dogs in a family is quite irrelevant if they are well trained and behaved.

                          Following repeated incidents of pet dog attacks, the Ghaziabad administration has imposed a ban on residents from keeping Pitbull, Rottweiler and Dogo Argentino breeds as pets. Moreover, the city’s municipal corporation issued a series of guidelines on Saturday, addressed to pet-owners, stating that no family can keep more than one pet dog.

                          The pet owners will require licenses for their dogs which will be issued from November 1, 2022. Now, they will be required to obtain their dogs’ registration within two months.

                          A fair requirement as long as the dog has been bought from a qualified licensed breeder. Ban the breeding not the breed!

                          Rottweilers, Pit bulls and Dogo Angentinos were originally bred for a purpose. Each of these breeds requires a family who can dedicate time to socialise them. Here’s a quick over view on the history of each of these working breeds.

                          American pitbull dog ban
                          Dogo Argentino banned in India
                          Rotweiller breed ban

                          Also, pet owners who are residents of high-rise buildings will have to use service lifts for taking their pets out. Pet dogs are now required to wear a muzzle while in public, as per Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation’s (GMC) orders.

                          Presumably human safety is the goal therefore once a dog is muzzled which elevator is used is a moot point.

                          It may be noted that the orders surfaced after several dog bite and mauling incidents were reported from various residential areas and complexes in Ghaziabad recently.

                          “The three breeds — Pitbull, Rottweiler and Dogo Argentino — are ferocious (khoonkhar), and no permission will be granted to keep these dogs. No licence will be issued. If somebody buys one of these, he/she will be responsible. All these three breeds have been banned in Ghaziabad,” BJP leader and GMC councillor Sanjay Singh told news agency PTI.

                          Breeder responsibility

                          Breeder responsibility is not mentioned neither are they being held responsible for selling these dogs to people. An experienced and qualified breeders will never sell a dog of this ability and strength to a family without thoroughly vetting their capability. No mention is made of investigating the health and welfare of the dogs in possession of these breeders.

                          He said people who already have these breeds of dogs will have to get them sterilized within two months.

                          Questions we should be asking
                          • How does a person buy this breed?
                          • Who are the breeders? Are they qualified and do they have licenses?
                          • How did these breeds become so easily available?

                          “Sterilisation of the dogs has been declared compulsory in the board meeting of the civic body held on Saturday. Without sterilisation, certificate registration would not be granted,” Mayor Asha Sharma told PTI.

                          “In case the dog is younger than six months, the owner will have to submit an affidavit with an assurance that they will get the pet sterilised when he becomes one,” she added.

                          “More than 10 children suffered dog bites. A child in the Sanjay Nagar colony, Kush Tyagi, was attacked by a Pitbull and he got 150 stitches in his face. Four days later, another boy was attacked by a dog of this breed,” she said.

                          The zonal officers of the GMC have been asked to issue notices to pet-owners to inform them about the rules and regulations that have been passed in the board meeting.

                          Breeders have no mention of their role and responsibility. Who is going to address the fate of dogs in the possession of breeders (back yard and otherwise) . We know from experience abandonment is high when blanket bans are sudden.

                          Speaking about stray dogs, the mayor said that residents should offer them food at designated places.

                          More points to ponder

                          • Were any of these dogs “Pandemic Pups” and were they socialised?
                          • Why are we obsessed with ‘exotic’ breeds?
                          • Is social media and unrealistic portrayals of pet ownership behind these trends to posses a certain breed of dog?
                          • Were these dogs purchased online and ‘shipped’ to their new families?

                          In conclusion, we find ourselves in a situation where constructive collaboration is the only solution.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:14 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          7 things to keep in mind when travelling with your dog https://thedogvisitor.com/7-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-travelling-with-your-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/7-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-travelling-with-your-dog When you get exhausted from your hectic routine and want to refresh your mind, one thing comes straight to your mind; vacations. Traveling is a fulfilling experience if you have a cute furry travel partner beside you.

                          Luckily, many hotels and resorts have changed their policy to favor and welcome pets with open arms. Now you can think about the furry addition in as many activities as possible.

                          Traveling with pets feels intimidating to many people, while some consider taking pets on vacations quite expensive. For that reason, they land on leaving the pets at home. They are missing an incredible journey with a cute canine friend whose presence is synonymous with tons of happiness.

                          But, getting to the destination should not be your ultimate goal. You must prep your buddy for an outstanding traveling experience. You must take care of a few things, from keeping all the essentials in your suitcase to meeting the travel criteria of the destination you are going to visit.

                          Here, we have listed some travel tips that must be kept in mind while traveling with your canine companion;

                          1.   Keep Some Copies of Updated Pet-Related Documents:

                          If you are planning to travel out of the country, it is fundamental to have pet health records with you. Like your passport, pet health documents can be required anytime throughout your trip. For instance, the officials of the host country will keep pet health records that show that your dog is healthy and vaccinated.

                          So it is vital to keep several copies of such documents handy to avoid any side hassle. Your canine can catch an illness in an unfamiliar environment, so you must take them to another vet in the new location. So it is another advantage of having an updated pet medical log while traveling with your dog.

                          Some airlines may require pet insurance forms, while others may have strange requirements to transport dogs. So you must check beforehand to avoid any chaos later on.

                          2.   Train your Dog in Advance:

                          If your dog is set off for the first time, it is essential to train him to have a smooth and hassle-free journey. Prepare your dog a couple of weeks before the day of departure.

                          If your dog is not crate-trained yet, do it in the first place. After purchasing the right travel crate for your dog, make sure he can sit, sleep, and move around in the crate comfortably.

                          Also, they should be trained to stay alone in the crate. While in the plane, they might get tucked below the seat, so train them beforehand to stay alone in the crate for a few hours comfortably.

                          If your pet experiences puppy hiccups worry not! It is usual for dogs to hiccup if they get too excited or nervous. 

                          Most importantly, they will experience the noise and crowd of the airport and resorts. A sudden encounter with such stimuli can scare them. So the best in your interest is to familiarize them with the loud sounds in your house in advance.

                          3.   Invest in a Travel Crate:

                          A dog tethered in a suitable crate is secure while traveling or flying with your four-legged friend. Crates come in different sizes, colors, and styles, so make your choice based on your pocket and the weight of your pet.

                          While in the crate, dogs assess that their movement is restricted, so they adapt to the available space. Also, make sure the seats of the airline are spacious enough to accommodate the crate below. If traveling by car, do not forget to secure the carrier with the seat belt.  

                          4.   Have a Potty Plan!

                          Pets are almost always particular about the place where they should go to wee; an open green space, a little box, or a specific patch in your landscaping. 

                          But while you are traveling, it can become a hassle to find the right spot for them. The hotel in which you are staying might have the best food, but what if there is no nearby green space? 

                          Your furry friend will get to an abandoned place far away from the hotel and you will have no choice other than to get dressed and follow his footsteps in the middle of the night.

                          No one wants to experience such a nightmare on his vacation. So keep all these things in mind while choosing your hotel or the places to look around.

                          5.   Be Careful with your Food and Water Intake:

                          Some people avoid food and water before taking off as it can upset their stomachs. It is not all different in the case of dogs. Your furry companion is resilient enough to stay without eating or drinking for a few hours.

                          But it does not mean you cannot feed or drink your canine before and during the travel. Let them have a few sips and bites, so they can comfortably get through the travel.

                          Also, be cautious of the food they take before the travel. Of course, you cannot let your travel partner throw up and create an absolute mess in the plane or cargo area.

                          6.   Keep First Aid Kit Handy:

                          It is paramount to prepare for the worst scenario. Your dog’s first aid kit must be fully equipped and easily accessible. The lifesaver kit for your dog must include;

                          • an Elizabethan collar
                          • a 5cm wide crepe bandage
                          • Surgical sticky tape
                          • Cotton wool and towel
                          • Sterile absorbent gauze
                          • Non-adhesive absorbent dressings
                          • Scissors and blunt

                          Make sure your first aid box has these essentials before taking off to avoid any significant loss.

                          7.   Identity Equipment is a Must-Have:

                          While at the destination, make sure your dog is wearing a collar and ID tag on which your name and contact information is mentioned. If your dog gets lost in the crowded streets, this will get your invaluable furry friend back to you. Furthermore, you can think about microchipping your dog as one step further towards protection.

                          Wrapping Up

                          If you are planning a vacation, do not leave your furry friend behind because this furry coat is brimmed with immeasurable entertainment. Traveling with your pet does not feel intimidating if you start preparations a few weeks before the trip.

                          With crate training, potty planning, and a feeding schedule, your dog will get the most out of this trip. Moreover, pack the essentials, such as pet health records and a first-hand kit, to avoid any later hassle.


                          Dur-e-Sabih provides ghostwriting and copywriting services. Her educational background in  Accountancy helps her in tackling topics ranging from career and business productivity to web development, finance, and digital marketing.  

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:13 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Work smart; Train your dog with these4 tips https://thedogvisitor.com/work-smart-train-your-dog-with-these4-tips https://thedogvisitor.com/work-smart-train-your-dog-with-these4-tips Work smart; Train your dog with these 4 tips – is your quick guide, if you feel you need more help always consult an expert who uses humane training methods.

                          Dogs are man’s best friend. They have been loyal companions for years, and
                          are a source of unconditional love. But this is not enough, you need to train them well
                          so that they can live harmoniously at home and in society. It is important to train your dog at home so that
                          it will be well-behaved in public. It can be quite overwhelming to train your puppy since you
                          might not know how to start. We have talked to some expert trainers to gather some
                          tips on training your dog.

                          1. Socializing Your Dog


                          Socializing your dog is an important part of their development. Socialization teaches them
                          how to behave in different environments, which will make them less likely to fear those
                          environments later on.
                          Socializing a rescue dog can be difficult because they are often scared and don’t know how
                          to act in a new environment. Here are some tips for socializing your rescue dog:

                          • Introduce them slowly to different people, places, and animals.
                          • Give them treats when they act appropriately in new situations or when they do something
                            you want them to do.
                          • Praise them when they do something good and ignore bad behavior.

                          2. Potty Training Your Puppy


                          Potty training your puppy is not an easy task. It takes time, patience, and consistency. The
                          most important thing you need to remember is that it’s a process, not a one-time event.
                          The process of potty training your puppy can be broken down into three stages: the
                          exploration stage, the learning stage, and the maintenance stage.

                          What is the exploration stage?


                          The exploration stage is when your puppy starts to explore their surroundings and will
                          usually start to relieve itself in the house in order to mark its territory. This stage typically
                          lasts about two weeks but could last up to six weeks. This is why you should be smart and
                          Purchase Pee Pads for your dog so that they do not dirty the house. During this time it’s
                          important that you provide your pup with plenty of opportunities for them to go outside and
                          take care of business so they can learn that going outside means going potty or peeing.

                          3. Teaching Them Basic Commands


                          When teaching a dog obedience training commands, you should start with the basics. The
                          most important command to teach your pup is “sit”.

                          The sit command is an important one because it helps you control your dog’s behavior and
                          tells them what to do when they are not in an active state. This is also one of the most
                          common ones and paves the way for them to learn complex commands such as Roll Over.

                          grain free dog biscuits

                          Use treats to reward your pup..

                          4. Use Treats


                          Treats are a great way to reward your pup for good behavior and obedience. They also
                          come in handy when training your pup, as they can be used as a reward for desired
                          behaviors. Treats are an essential part of any dog’s diet, but it’s important to know the right
                          amount and when to give them. Here are some tips on how to use treats properly:

                          • Don’t give your dog more than 5 treats a day.
                          • Don’t use treats as the only way of rewarding your pup; you should always praise him or her with words too!
                          • Give him or her one treat per hour while he or she is being housetrained, then move on to one every 2 hours once he or she has completed this task.

                          It is important to learn smart ways of training your dog and getting them accustomed to the house. Use these tips to help you on your path.

                          Cover photo: Dave Diangelo Pexels

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:18:11 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          How to Book an Online Appointment with a Veterinary Doctor https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-book-an-online-appointment-with-a-veterinary-doctor https://thedogvisitor.com/how-to-book-an-online-appointment-with-a-veterinary-doctor Introduction

                          It’s not an easy task to take your pet to a vet. Pets are difficult to manage while traveling & especially when your pet is unwell. In these scenarios, you can rely on Vet on Call where one can eliminate traveling and choose any easy way to connect. Not only it helps with oversimplifying the whole task of taking your pet to a veterinarian. It also saves time and cost. Long queues, extra cost & struggle with the travel – all get eliminated with one simple function. Making your dog and your life much easier.  

                          What is Vet on Call? 

                          Vet on Call is a veterinary service that offers prompt and insightful guidance on your pet’s overall health issues. From the comfort of your home, this is a convenient and efficient method to find answers to all your pet-related questions. Receive constant support from knowledgeable vets. 

                          How to book an appointment with a Vet? 

                          An easy and simple way, just visit our website https://www.petofy.com/ and check out the “Our Services” section. You can basically book an appointment with one click. Click and fill out all the relevant information about your pet. The problem it is facing and you’re good to go!

                          vet on call service by petofy

                          Our experienced veterinarian will call you at the time you set. Yes, you can choose a time according to your preference and get a call booked for your pet.

                          Need for Vet on Call 

                          The effort required to do a task varies. Sometimes all you need is a bit of guidance to clear out some confusion or you might be unaware of certain behavior of your pet. Suddenly your dog may have started doing some unusual activity or your cat might have stopped eating their favorite meal. These are all the little but yes very alarming behavioral changes now for the same your pet might not be needed to take to a vet.  
                          You just require a quick consultation from an experienced and qualified vet. And with Vet on Call, you can easily get it without any major hassle and save a lot of time.  

                          Benefits of Vet on Call

                          Cost Efficient

                          As pet parents, we all know the expenses of keeping a pet are real and heavy. No matter whether you have a small pet or a big breed. All need good food, lifestyle, and timely care and medication. Now, these are all mandatory things you as a pet owner cannot miss out on these must needed requirements.  
                          On the other hand, you do can save on unnecessary travel. There a recent analysis will prove that online consultations are way cheaper compared to actual offline visits. You save not only the traveling expense but also the overall vet charges are comparatively lesser than those of an offline vet clinic.  

                          Time management

                          Many pet parents are aware of the struggle of taking their pets to a vet. You need planning and strategy, because oh boy our pets notice all our activity. So prior booking your slot for pet consultation is a relief for both pet and parent.   

                          Expert consultation

                          Without the hassle of doing research you can get the best advice for your pet from skilled veterinarians. This is an exclusive virtual benefit because offline there are always area constraints. It’s not mandatory that you can get the best doctors in the area where you reside. 

                          Flexible time slots

                          One of the perks of using a vet on call for your pet consultation is choosing a desirable time slot according to your preference. Instead of being constrained by vet office time slots, you can easily choose a time preferred by you.  

                          Gadgets preference

                          You need not have a problem while connecting with our expert vets. Vet on call smoothly runs on all devices – mobile, desktop, laptops, etc.  

                          Step-by-Step Vet-on-Call Procedure  

                          • Book your slot: To connect with our veterinarian, book a slot time according to your preference.   
                          • Fill in the details: Mention all the information about your pet including breed, size, age, etc.   
                          • Raise your query: In the description, you can ask about any general doubts or problems related to your pet. You can ask anything related to the health, nutrition, and behavior of your pet, or about pet wellness – vaccination, parasites or ticks, physical examination, minor injury.   
                          • Receive a call from the Vet : Finally, our vet will provide their general advice and prescribe your pet’s medications or any further treatment, if required.   
                          • You will also be followed up by our Petofy team to ensure your pet’s good health. As every pet’s well-being is our priority!  

                          Amount Charge 

                          The charges to book an online consultation with Petofy are not just effective but also efficient. The first call is free, post which is just INR 99 for a fifteen minutes slot.  

                          Payment Procedure 

                          You can pay with your card or online banking methods. In short, there are quick and safe transaction modes from Petofy’s Vet on Call service.  

                          First Call Free 

                          You may be confused, is it going to be worth it? Should I try getting a resolution from an online consultation that too for my pet? Pets cannot explain their issues via a call. Doctors need to analyze that from a physical examination.  
                          Firstly, you can find quick resolutions from an online appointment just like the one in offline mode. Secondly, if you still have some doubts then Petofy is here to help you. The first call for Vet on Call is free and helps you to understand in a better way about your pet and find it by yourself whether you find it easy and helpful or not,  

                          Manage Your Pet’s Health Record Online

                          Conclusion  

                          The idea for a Veterinarian came with the upgradation of technology. There’s no doubt about that! Solutions and fingertips help pet parents to bond well with their pets. Petofy is here for pet and pet parents, to provide a one-stop solution and this is one of the most asked and resolved queries.  
                          This not just helps you to save time and cost but also helps your pet also.  

                          Frequently Asked Questions: 

                          Q. What is the best time to call on VET ON CALL? 

                          Our veterinarians are available from 15:00 – 18:00 from Mon-Fri.  

                          Q. Can online consultation help my pet? 

                          Online consultation has several benefits, it saves the time and effort of visiting the vet for general doubts and issues. It takes a lot of effort to take your pet to the vet especially if they are a bit erratic. Vet on call allows hassle-free resolution to pet parents. 

                          Q. What are the common doubts or issues found related to pets?  

                          • General health advice related to nutrition, feeding, and behavior. 
                          • More about the breed  
                          • Pet parenting tips 
                          • Pet product information (usage and precautions) 
                          • Care and grooming tips 

                          Q. I’m unsure whether a Vet on call will be helpful for my pet or not. 

                          To serve you better, Petofy allows pet parents to make the first call for FREE. So, if you are a new user to our website then you can take advantage of this “Vet on Call” service. Call ????6399-638-639 to speak with technical support who will help you to reach up to the Vet. 

                          Ask Vet Expert

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:14:38 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Everything You Need To Know About Maltese Dog Price Health Lifespan https://thedogvisitor.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-maltese-dog-price-health-lifespan https://thedogvisitor.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-maltese-dog-price-health-lifespan If you are looking for Maltese dog price in India because you’re planning to bring this amazing little toy breed home, then we’re here to guide you. It is immensely great to have all the knowledge of the breed you are planning to get home.
                          People over centuries have loved Maltese and there are several mentions of this breed in different texts. Let’s find out all the interesting facts and information about this breed.

                          History of Maltese Dog

                          The Maltese dog breed is referenced multiple times in ancient Greek and Roman literature. One of the oldest dog breeds to be ever found in a historical context. If ever any artifact or mention was found of civilizations, then this breed was found as one of the oldest over millennia. The Maltese was one of the first breeds to be displayed at dog exhibitions in the United Kingdom and was well-established as a pet dog by the middle of the 19th century.

                          Did you know: The exact origin of Maltese is never to be found. Being one of the oldest dog breeds it’s difficult to trace its origin.

                          Maltese Dog

                          About The Maltese Dog Breed

                          Maltese make fascinating, endearing, and easygoing pets. A dense, glossy, silky, and shining coat that drapes heavily around the body without curls or an undercoat covers the animal. Although a faint ivory tinge is allowed, the color is pure white. With its large, dark eyes and black gumdrop nose, the alluring Maltese face may charm even the most hardened sensibility.

                          They are born attentive watchdogs with a cute toy-dog level of confidence, and they are competitive little athletes on the obstacle course.

                          Maltese Dog Price in India

                          The first approach we advise for pet parents or someone who’s looking to bring home a new companion is to adopt rescue dogs. You can connect with different NGOs and provide a forever, loving home to a new pet.

                          The price range for Maltese dog breeds varies on several factors. A common Maltese dog breed price in India is around INR 30,000 to INR 50,000. While looking for a Maltese with the objective of prepping up for a winning champion, basically for shows then the amount ranges from INR 80000 to INR 1,20,000.
                          On the other hand, the following are the different cities mentioned with Maltese dog price in India.

                          Maltese Dog Price in India are around  INR 80000 to INR 1,20,000

                          Maltese Dog Price in Mumbai

                          The price range for Maltese Dog breeds in Mumbai is from INR 40000 to 65000, you can connect various bodies both online & offline.
                          Tip: Conduct all the important information before deciding on one.

                          Maltese Dog Price in Chennai

                          In the southern parts of India, the price range of Maltese dog price in Chennai is INR 50,000 to INR 70,000. There are several different factors such as the breeder’s credibility, the medical history of the biological parent, etc. 

                          Cities Dog Price Range
                          Mumbai 40000 – 65000
                          Chennai50,000 – 70,000
                          Delhi 30,000 – 60,000
                          Kerala 25,000 – 40,000

                          Maltese Dog Price in Delhi

                          One can get Maltese in Delhi at a cost range of INR 30,000 to INR 60,000. You can check the breeder list in the NCR region.

                          Maltese Dog Price in Kerala

                          The Maltese dog price in Kerala, India is INR 25,000 to INR 40,000. This breed is highly adaptive to different climates.

                          Personality & Body Structure of Maltese Dog

                          Due to its wonderful personality, which includes brilliance, gentleness, and friendly behavior, people adore adopting the Maltese dog breed. The overall physicality – Maltese dogs have slender bodies. Withers jutting out slightly over the top line, shoulders nearly vertical. Between the forelegs, the chest is deep and sags low. Their backs are straight & the croup is extremely long and wide—almost straight. The limbs are powerful and short.

                          The toes are arched and close together, and the paws are round. The tail is thick at the base and gets thinner as it gets closer to the tip. The tip hangs down between the hind limbs, and it is coiled into a sizable ring on the back and squeezed against the croup. The coat is long and plush, straight, and free of any waves or curls.

                          Personality & Body Structure of Maltese Dog

                          Maltese Dog Lifespan

                          Maltese is a small dog breed; it is important to note that this breed is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Maltese life span is up to 12 to 15 years. They lead a healthy and long life. Toy breeds frequently live longer than their larger counterparts. A breed’s natural tendency for certain health problems might potentially shorten life expectancy.

                          Read AlsoIndian Spitz Dog- Everything You Need To Know About Price Health Lifespan

                          Height And Weight of Maltese Dog

                          These small, cute, bundles of joy are very light in weight as the males are around 4 lbs while the females are 4 lbs. On the other hand, miniature little toy breeds- Maltese dogs are 10 in height for males & in females, the weight is around 9 in.

                          Care For Your Maltese Dog

                          If you’re a new pet parent and unaware of the different roles, you might have to become familiar with them while taking care of a Maltese. You might also know all the common precautions you should be familiar with while keeping a Maltese with you.

                          Maltese dogs like to go for regular walks or play outside. They frequently continue to be playful well into the old life. It doesn’t take much work to maintain them in good shape because they are active indoors and don’t need a lot of exercise.
                          When your puppies are old enough & let them play in your fenced yard at their own pace. Then, before starting a strict exercise schedule, take him to the vet for a checkup.

                          Maltese are unquestionably indoor dogs and do not like high-temperature heat or cold. Many pet parents paper-train them so they won’t have to take them outside in extreme heat or cold.

                          Grooming For Maltese Dog

                          If your Maltese has a sporty short trim, gently brush and comb his coat each day. This keeps the overall coat tidy and prevents matting. Despite their beauty, Maltese need to be bathed frequently since they get dirty quickly.
                          However, if you have Maltese with long hair, they struggle with mats, try gently working the mat out with your fingers before applying a detangling spray or a layer of conditioning oil. After using your fingers to separate the mat as much as possible, use the comb’s end tooth to separate individual hairs.

                          Did you know: Maltese dog breeds have a common problem of tear stains on their faces.

                          Grooming For Maltese Dog

                          Frequently Asked Questions

                          Q. How easy it is to train Maltese?

                          Maltese is an incredibly intelligent dogs, and they always enjoy pleasing their owner. Along with praise and treats, these dogs pick up on commands very quickly, making them one of the easiest breeds to get started with basic obedience training!

                          Q. Is the Maltese dog breed available in India?

                          They do, indeed! Maltese enjoy being time with their owners in different regions in India. but This breed strongly desires to spend time cuddling with its human companion while taking walks or even just relaxing at home while reading. You have a wide selection to choose from while shopping for your new pet friend because they come in a variety of forms, sizes, and colors.

                          Q. What points to keep in mind if you’re planning to get Maltese dog?

                          Though it’s very difficult to lay eyes off Maltese, they are adorably cute. However, there are a few factors to be kept in mind if you’re planning to bring one home. Maltese needs regular brushing; they have white shiny coats that will require regular maintenance. Second, do keep in mind the temperature. Maltese are intolerant of extremely cold or hot weather, so make sure you figure out this quick checklist before bringing one home.

                          Q. Can Maltese be guard dogs?

                          Maltese are little and mushy, very attractive. However, they cannot be guard dogs because of numerous reasons such as their size and physic. If you want a cute dog with the capabilities of being a great alert dog, then Maltese is an apt choice.

                          Q. Why Maltese are an expensive breed?

                          The cost of a particular breed or dog depends on several factors. Breeders perform different types of testing to ensure accurate results. Tests, maintenance, and ensuring good health, etc. are a few factors affecting the price of Maltese.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:14:37 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Top 500 Pet Names For Male And Female Dogs in 2022&2023  https://thedogvisitor.com/top-500-pet-names-for-male-and-female-dogs-in-2022-2023 https://thedogvisitor.com/top-500-pet-names-for-male-and-female-dogs-in-2022-2023 Doesn’t matter if you’re getting a pet for the very first time or it’s the fourth one in line. Giving your pet a name is exciting as well as emotional. It’s literally a once-in-a-lifetime event. Your dog or cat will be called by the name you decide for them for eternity. They’ll be your special ones known by it forever. Sometimes a name just comes to your head. Or you have pre-decided it, if not then there’s some time goes. People ask around and think too and still, they’re unable to get one name.  
                          We’ve here collated a list of names for male and female dogs that will help you to find a name for your special one.  

                          About Pet Name 

                          All of us require identification, a name gives identity to a being. In the same manner to own a sense of belonging we name our pets also. It helps to call them a part of our family. Giving your pet a name pet as early can be preferable. It helps them to adapt & accept their name quickly. The habits pets learn since they are babies are easy to follow and quick to learn. It takes a couple of days to understand but with a continuous approach, your pet understands that they are being called by a particular name.  

                          Why Naming Your Pet is Crucial? 

                          Suppose your dog is sitting in front of you and you command him to go and fetch the ball. The command will include, “NAME, go and fetch it”. Now in this sentence, the dog looked at you and understood from your body language and eye direction what you command. However, if your dog is not around you and you have to command him. The dog will only be able to listen to your voice.  

                          Now in this scenario, the NAME OF THE PET plays an important role. How? If your pet knows their name, they will know that you are commanding them and whatever the words are there after the name are meant to be for him. If your pet doesn’t know its name it won’t understand simple commands made to them.  

                          Addressing Pet Name in The Right Manner 

                          Pet Owner John’s Story of Naming His Pet

                          John is a new pet owner and with tons of excitement, he bought his dream dog home. From getting a little pet bed to naming his pet, Toby. With each day passing he spends most of the time playing with Toby. As a pet parent, John wants to make sure that Toby learns not to adopt wrong habits from time to time snaps whenever Toby does something wrong with a clear NO!  

                          Now John is happy because whenever Toby does something wrong he says No and the pet stops. This happens quite often and John is assured somewhere that the pet has learned. After a few weeks, John feels it challenging to control or command the dog because the dog doesn’t listen to him. To solve this issue John connects to one of his dear friends Lara. Lara is a pet lover and she has 4 dogs and 2 cats. She has a lot of experience over the years of being a pet parent. When John discussed his struggle with Lara and explained everything she carefully listened and told John something very amusing. 

                          How Sara Helps The John

                          She said, “The correct manner to address your dog is first to take their name followed up by the command”. What John does most of the time is he simply commands Toby with a no whenever he wants his pet to stop. And the pet actually stops! The thing to catch here is that the pet responds to the command but whenever he hears a no – he thinks it’s his name.  

                          No is uttered as the initial words turn Toby’s attention and as soon as he hears a no he thinks someone is being said to him. And that is why he doesn’t follow up with other commands with his name.  

                          Name Help You to Connect With Pet

                          The best way to connect with the pet is by first taking its name and then the command. For eg, “Toby, no leave the sock!” or “Toby, come and sit down”. The first name is repetitively used to help the dog to learn his name and catches his attention at the first go.  

                          Things to Remember While Naming Your Pet 

                          Every pet has its own identity and the name is preferable to go with your pet’s personality. If your pet is a toy breed and little in size, the recommended name must be cute and snuggly like Bunny, Duckie, Goose, or Bucky. It’ll be quite weird and off track if your pet is cute and small and their name ends up being like Brutus, Spartacus, Spike, or Baroness. 
                          Also, there’s a difference between male pets and female pets. The name reflects the overall personality. Imagine you’re calling Lilly and a big Cane Corso runs at you. Now boy, that it came out as expected. So remember name actually plays an important role. 
                          Hope we’re able to help you to understand the importance of naming your pet. And the benefits as well the right approach. Now let’s find out some interesting pet names trending in 2022-2023.  

                          Common Names For Male And Female Dogs  

                          AceHeidi
                          Apollo Macy
                          ArchiePhoenix
                          BaileySydney
                          BrunoCinnamon
                          BusterHolly
                          DieselMaddie
                          GusPiper
                          HankTessa
                          HenryCleo
                          JakeHoney
                          KobeMaggie
                          LokiPippa
                          LuckyTilly
                          MooseClover
                          MurphyHope
                          OtisMaisie
                          ScoutPixie
                          SimbaTrixie
                          ThorCoco
                          AxisIndie
                          BossMaisy
                          ChampionPolly
                          ChanceViolet
                          CometAbby
                          CrestDelilah
                          DaveyJojo
                          FinnMilly
                          FordRiley 
                          ForestAddie
                          GarrettDiamond
                          GraysonJosie
                          GunnerMimi
                          HazeRipley 
                          JungleAlice
                          KaiDixie
                          KingJoy
                          MagnumMinnie
                          MaverickRiver 
                          MistAllie
                          NeonDolly
                          OsoJune
                          ReedMissy
                          RiverRoo 
                          RookAmber
                          RoyalDottie
                          RueJuniper
                          SirMisty
                          StoneRory 
                          TwisterAngel
                          WillowDuchess
                          WinstonJuno
                          WishboneMocha
                          WoodyRose 
                          XavierAnnabelle
                          YogiEcho
                          ZekeKaia
                          Zoom Mochi

                          Famous Indian Names For Male and Female Dogs 

                          Male Dog NamesFemale Dog Names
                          FloppyDaisy
                          SimbaMaggie
                          BuzuPiper
                          MarioHarley
                          HarryRemi
                          BalluLucy
                          SoftyPenny
                          BimmerMillie
                          TommyGinger
                          KarmaMaya
                          ChittiLily
                          BrownyNala
                          MollyGracie
                          RoccoOlive
                          ShadowLayla
                          SartajZoe
                          CookieRosie
                          AlexMia
                          PrinceAbby
                          ToffeeLady
                          MudduLola
                          ChampRoxy
                          RockyPepper
                          RichieCharlie
                          KaiserKona
                          BoondiSadie
                          JyotiRuby
                          BalramNova
                          JohnnyKloe
                          Fifi 
                          Raja 
                          Carlos 
                          Fluffy 
                          Joey 
                          Crazy 
                          Cany 
                          Google 
                          Zeus 
                          Bolt 
                          Freddie 

                          Cute Names For Male And Female Dogs 

                          Male Dog NamesFemale Dog Names
                          Bam BamKola
                          Bark TwainMargie
                          Bark WahlbergMarlo
                          BarkleyMimosa
                          BlinkyNakita
                          Bow WowNutella
                          BunkerQuinta
                          Canine WestRaine
                          ChewbaccaRay
                          ChewieRori
                          ChomperRye
                          Cool BreezeSakari
                          GomerShady
                          Indiana BonesShandy
                          Jimmy ChewShenzi
                          Jimmy KibbleTucker
                          LeBark JamesTwilight
                          MunchieWiggles
                          PoochZayda
                          Pup SqueakHoney
                          Pup TartSasha
                          PuppyBailey
                          RazerChloe
                          Ruff-RuffCallie
                          SavageLexi
                          Sir-Licks-a-LotPoppy
                          SquirtStella
                          StinkerSophie
                          SubwooferWinnie
                          WakandaAthena
                          WhineDixie
                          Winnie the PoochAurora
                          Woof BlitzerEmber
                          Woofgang PuckKhaleesi
                          WoollyMya
                           Sage
                           Autumn
                           Emma
                           Khloe

                          Big Dog Names For Both Male And Female 

                          EvanderFrancis
                          EverettFrank
                          EzraFrankie
                          FabioFranklin
                          FangRicky
                          FarleyRider
                          FelixRiley
                          FeltonRingo
                          FentonRipley
                          FidoRobert
                          FinleyRocco
                          FonziRockwell
                          ForrestRocky
                          FosterFreddy
                          FrederickGhost
                          FreemanGilbert
                          FritzFinn
                          GageFisher
                          GeorgeFlash
                          GeraldFletcher
                          GooseFloyd
                          GordyGizmo
                          GradyGus
                          GrahamHamilton
                          GriffinHank
                          GroverHarley
                          GunnerHarold
                          HectorHawkeye
                          HenryHayes
                          HarrisonHeath
                          HarryHarvey
                          HartHerbert
                          HermanHogan
                          Hilton 

                          Gender Neutral Dog Names 

                          Ricky Andy
                          RiderAngus
                          RipleyApollo
                          AlistarRobert
                          AlvinRingo
                          AmosRocco
                          RileyRockwell
                          AndreRocky

                          Funny Names For Female Dogs 

                          NalaEva
                          SallyKimber
                          AvaNina
                          EmmySammy
                          KikiBailey
                          NellieEvie
                          SammieKira
                          BabyNola
                          KiwiSandy
                          NoraBambi
                          SashaFaith

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                          Best Yorkie Breeders in Wisconsin (2022) https://thedogvisitor.com/best-yorkie-breeders-in-wisconsin-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/best-yorkie-breeders-in-wisconsin-2022 Yorkie Breeders in Wisconsin

                          If you are looking for Yorkshire Terrier breeders in Wisconsin, then you have come to the right place. This page will provide you with a list of Yorkie breeders in your area.

                          Finding a Yorkie breeder locally can be a headache, particularly when you are looking to get your first dog. The breeders in this list have been recommended by friends, and other Yorkie lovers, so it will be updated when new breeders are found in your area.

                          Red flags that highlight an irresponsible dog breeder

                          If you are interested in getting a healthy and happy yorkie, you need to distinguish between a good and bad breeder.

                          So, How do you identify a good breeder from a bad one? Well, there are a few things you should be aware of when purchasing your yorkie.

                          Here are some of the signs that highlight an irresponsible dog breeder:

                          • They don’t let you view the yorkie
                          • They won’t show you where the puppy has been raised
                          • They have no paperwork (or evidence of health checks)
                          • They won’t show you the Yorkie pups mother
                          • They won’t answer questions (or avoid them altogether)

                          These are just some of the traits that highlight and irresponsible dog breeder. If you have doubts about the breeder, walk away.

                          A reputable breeder will ensure that a puppies welfare is their priority, including ensuring the yorkie is healthy while also providing high standards of care and well-being.

                          Yorkie Puppies For Sale in Wisconsin

                          Tiny Tails Puppies
                          Phone: 608-343-5175
                          Website: http://www.tinytailspuppies.com/
                          Areas served: La Crosse and nearby areas

                          Spring Green Pups
                          Phone: 608-574-7931
                          Website: https://www.springgreenpups.com/
                          Email: springgreenpups@gmail.com
                          Address: S10405A Little Bear Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588

                          Wisconsin Puppy Patch
                          Phone: (920) 464-0359
                          Website: https://wisconsinpuppypatch.com/
                          Email: leroy@wisconsinpuppypatch.com
                          Address: W3605 Stonybrook Rd., Chilton, WI 53014

                          Top Of The Ridge Kennel
                          Phone: 608-344-0707
                          Website: https://topoftheridgekennel.com/
                          Email: crazyfunfifi@yahoo.com
                          Address: 26682 County Highway V, Kendall, WI 54638

                          Preppy Pups
                          Phone: 414-545-2200
                          Website: http://www.preppypups.net/
                          Email: preppypups@frontier.com
                          Address: 8302 W Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI 53219

                          Conclusion

                          All the above breeders are located throughout Wisconsin. If you are looking to purchase your first yorkie and have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a message below, and we will do our best to answer any queries you may have. Alternatively, if you have a question for a breeder, you can either send them an email or contact them via their website.

                          Helpful article: How Much Do Yorkies Cost? (A Guide To Purchasing Your Dream Pup)
                          Helpful article: Things to know before buying a Yorkie
                          Also read: TOP 5 BEST DOG BEDS FOR YORKIES

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:12:51 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Best Yorkie Breeders in Idaho (2022) https://thedogvisitor.com/best-yorkie-breeders-in-idaho-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/best-yorkie-breeders-in-idaho-2022 Yorkie Breeders in Idaho

                          If you are looking for Yorkshire Terrier breeders in Idaho, then you have come to the right place. This page will provide you with a list of Yorkie breeders in your area.

                          Finding a Yorkie breeder locally can be a headache, particularly when you are looking to get your first dog. The breeders in this list have been recommended by friends, and other Yorkie lovers, so it will be updated when new breeders are found in your area.

                          Red flags that highlight an irresponsible dog breeder

                          If you are interested in getting a healthy and happy yorkie, you need to distinguish between a good and bad breeder.

                          So, How do you identify a good breeder from a bad one? Well, there are a few things you should be aware of when purchasing your yorkie.

                          Here are some of the signs that highlight an irresponsible dog breeder:

                          • They don’t let you view the yorkie
                          • They won’t show you where the puppy has been raised
                          • They have no paperwork (or evidence of health checks)
                          • They won’t show you the Yorkie pups mother
                          • They won’t answer questions (or avoid them altogether)

                          These are just some of the traits that highlight and irresponsible dog breeder. If you have doubts about the breeder, walk away.

                          A reputable breeder will ensure that a puppies welfare is their priority, including ensuring the yorkie is healthy while also providing high standards of care and well-being.

                          Yorkie Puppies For Sale in Idaho

                          Puppyland Idaho
                          Address: 3100 E Florence Dr STE 102, Meridian, ID 83642
                          Phone: 208-899-4474
                          Website: https://www.puppylandidaho.com

                          Aspen Yorkies
                          Area covered: Burley, Idaho
                          Phone: 208 – 670 – 3817
                          Website: https://www.aspenyorkies.com/
                          Email: Aspenyorkies@gmail.com

                          Elite Yorkie’s
                          Address: Idaho, USA
                          Contact info: 208-996-3707
                          Website: Idaho Elite Yorkies

                          NICOLA’S PETS
                          Address: 10225 W Victory Rd., Boise, ID., 83709.
                          Contact info: (208) 867-9462
                          Website: Nicola’s Pets

                          Dee’s Yorkshire Terriers
                          Address: Twin Falls, Idaho
                          Contact info: 208-733-0096
                          Website: Dee’s Yorkshire Terriers


                          Conclusion

                          All the above breeders are located throughout Idaho. If you are looking to purchase your first yorkie and have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a message below, and we will do our best to answer any queries you may have. Alternatively, if you have a question for a breeder, you can either send them an email or contact them via their website.

                          Helpful article: How Much Do Yorkies Cost? (A Guide To Purchasing Your Dream Pup)
                          Helpful article: Things to know before buying a Yorkie
                          Also read: TOP 5 BEST DOG BEDS FOR YORKIES

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:12:50 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Best Yorkie Breeders in Connecticut (2022) https://thedogvisitor.com/best-yorkie-breeders-in-connecticut-2022 https://thedogvisitor.com/best-yorkie-breeders-in-connecticut-2022 Yorkie Breeders in Connecticut

                          If you are looking for Yorkshire Terrier breeders in Connecticut, then you have come to the right place. This page will provide you with a list of Yorkie breeders in your area.

                          Finding a Yorkie breeder locally can be a headache, particularly when you are looking to get your first dog. The breeders in this list have been recommended by friends, and other Yorkie lovers, so it will be updated when new breeders are found in your area.

                          Red flags that highlight an irresponsible dog breeder

                          If you are interested in getting a healthy and happy yorkie, you need to distinguish between a good and bad breeder.

                          So, How do you identify a good breeder from a bad one? Well, there are a few things you should be aware of when purchasing your yorkie.

                          Here are some of the signs that highlight an irresponsible dog breeder:

                          • They don’t let you view the yorkie
                          • They won’t show you where the puppy has been raised
                          • They have no paperwork (or evidence of health checks)
                          • They won’t show you the Yorkie pups mother
                          • They won’t answer questions (or avoid them altogether)

                          These are just some of the traits that highlight and irresponsible dog breeder. If you have doubts about the breeder, walk away.

                          A reputable breeder will ensure that a puppies welfare is their priority, including ensuring the yorkie is healthy while also providing high standards of care and well-being.

                          Yorkie Puppies For Sale in Connecticut

                          Safari Stan’s Pet Center
                          Address: 142 Amity Rd, New Haven, CT 06515
                          Phone: 203-901-1003
                          Website: https://www.safaristanspetcenter.com/

                          Teacup Puppies
                          Address: 234 Sherman Ave, Meriden, CT 06450
                          Phone: 203-679-9718
                          Website: https://teacuppuppiesforsale9090.business.site/

                          Puppy Love
                          Address: 37 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811
                          Phone: 203-743-5400
                          Website: https://www.loveapuppy.com/

                          CT Breeder
                          Address: 48 Westport Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851
                          Phone: 203-636-0128

                          Heidi’s Designer Pups
                          Address:  73 Millbrook Rd, Middletown, CT 06457
                          Phone: 860-358-9420

                          Conclusion

                          All the above breeders are located throughout Connecticut. If you are looking to purchase your first yorkie and have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a message below, and we will do our best to answer any queries you may have. Alternatively, if you have a question for a breeder, you can either send them an email or contact them via their website.

                          Helpful article: How Much Do Yorkies Cost? (A Guide To Purchasing Your Dream Pup)
                          Helpful article: Things to know before buying a Yorkie
                          Also read: TOP 5 BEST DOG BEDS FOR YORKIES

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:12:50 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Yorkshire Terrier Sleeping Habits: How Long Do Yorkies Sleep? https://thedogvisitor.com/yorkshire-terrier-sleeping-habits-how-long-do-yorkies-sleep https://thedogvisitor.com/yorkshire-terrier-sleeping-habits-how-long-do-yorkies-sleep how long do yorkies sleep?

                          How long do Yorkies sleep?

                          We all know how Yorkies love to make themselves comfortable in our beds. It doesn’t matter beside us or right under our blankets. Needless to say, they are the first ones to wake up at the earliest time possible. Licking all over our face and asking for breakfast. Then they have a lot of naps during the day and we are the ones who need to work or simply who don’t manage to snooze in the middle of the day. It sounds unfair but that is how things work. But what are exactly the sleeping habits of Yorkie and how long do Yorkies sleep?

                          A Yorkie pup will sleep from 16 to 22 hours per day, including naps during the daytime. They will be very active and energetic in between. Adult Yorkie will sleep from 13 to 18 hours each day. Most likely they will adjust to the habits of their owners but their sleep will depend a lot on the environment. The snooze lasts from 10 minutes to 1 hour. Also by the dog’s sleeping position, you can tell about his personality.

                          The last thing I added because I myself was always curious how much you can tell just by looking at someone sleeping. I admit, I always have been a little bit enthusiastic about psychology. However, you don’t need to think much to realize that sleeping makes everyone happy and positive. So let’s inspect what does make our dogs happy and positive.   

                          How long do Yorkies sleep?

                          How long does Yorkie pup sleep?

                          Like all the babies, Yorkie pups sleep a lot. I don’t know how long does a baby sleep but probably a Yorkie pup would outrun him. How long does Yorkie pup sleep? It’s better to ask how long are they awake. Basically, they are awake just from 2 to 8 hours per day. And it’s not just that – when eventually they are awake, it’s not necessary the time when you have time and energy. It might even happen when you yourself are sleeping! The owner of a Yorkie pup should be like a real servant – to be ready to serve – water, food, or games – at any time of the day. 

                          And this is not just it. Awake puppies are super energetic – they take full advantage of this little amount of time they are actually alive on this earth and you can call it la Vida Loca, like Shakira, puts it into words. They explore, chew on things, eat, drink, “go to the bathroom”, they PLAY as much as they can. I don’t know if these are happy or sad news for you, but that’s when you can experience quality time with your dog. Or a bunch of dogs you have at your house. 

                          However, once you have such a pup, take care of his education, too. Don’t let him turn the whole house into his bathroom. Take the pup to a designated area so that he knows that there are some rules in the house. Bathroom stuff should be one of the main goals to set at the time when the puppy is awake.

                          Do grown-up Yorkies sleep less?

                          As time goes by the Yorkie pup will start to sleep less. Eventually, Yorkie will get used to less sleep but his body needs to adjust to a long day as well. At first, you might struggle with his want to play and storm when the night has come and the land is dark and you want to sleep. There are a few tricks which you can use to prevent it.

                          Help him to get enough exercise during the day, the best would be to have 20 minutes of exercise 2 hours before going to sleep (don’t make him do sports just before sleep – you don’t want him to be all energetic then). Secondly, make the environment calm and relaxing: dim the lights, turn down the volume of the TV or the radio and turn it into a routine. Dogs like routines. Thirdly, make sure the pup did all the bathroom business: an “empty” tomboy will sleep a lot calmer. Fourthly, make the crate comfortable, considering the time of the year, fifthly, give him something to chew on in case he wakes up and needs to be entertained, sixth, keep your pup’s crate close to your bed for him not to feel lonely.

                          Your pup might wine and beg for attention at first but once he sees that everyone is going to sleep for sure and he knows what to expect, he will accept the situation. And so will you, with all the joys and troubles that come up when you have a little pup.  

                          How long do adult Yorkies sleep?

                          All adult dogs are a bit more trained and civilized. They already have a clue of the laws of this world and what’s more important – of the laws of the house. Maybe you two won’t have a blast in gaming 24/7 (well, 8/7 in the case of a Yorkie pup) but you will have more time together because an adult Yorkie is awake from 6 to 11 hours per day.

                          The good news is that adult Yorkies sleep through the whole night and usually take 1-2 naps during daytime which lasts from 10 minutes to 1 hour. Naps depend on the environment. Let’s say, if your dog feels you around, especially when you cook some meatballs or stakes, he will definitely be alert like a light bulb and will be going to check the kitchen out trying his luck. Or if some guest is coming to your house and either your dog needs to throw a welcome party or he must be on duty to bite someone’s butt (it’s definitely his personal mission so he can’t miss it). 

                          There might be times when your dog wants to sleep more or he wants to sleepless. Usually, the older the dog is, the longer he sleeps if he doesn’t have any health problems. Health problems are one of the main issues of why the dog wouldn’t manage to fall asleep. The circumstances which can depend on the owner are the comfort of the bed and the time when the dog is taken for a walk. It is good to change the crate every 4 or 5 years and keep your dog relaxed (not active) at least 2 hours before sleep. 

                          And the last good news is that Yorkies usually sleep in tandem with their owners. Once they are adults, they adjust to the housekeepers’ habits, so you won’t have trouble with different sleeping schedules (my dog is an exception, though).   

                          Yokrkie’s sleeping position and his personality

                          I have read before that according to the position a human being sleeps in you can tell whether he is an extrovert or an introvert, whether he is open or has secrets, whether he is self-confident or insecure, and other things. Recently I found out that a dog’s sleeping positions can tell how does your pet feels and what is his personality like, too. Here we will shortly explore some cases.

                          Sleeping on the side. This means that your dog feels pretty safe and comfortable. If he likes to lie in this position often, it means he is quite easy-going and relaxed. 

                          Curling up in a ball, nose-to-tail. This is a protective position and conserves warmth. Usually, it is chosen due to the cold environment but wild animals tend to settle in this manner because that’s how they hide from exposition their vital organs and it helps them get up quickly.

                          “Superman” position. In this position, dogs lie on the tummy and lay their legs to all four directions. This lets the dog stand up quickly at any time. Dogs who like this position also like to be in the middle of the action – that once something happens, they could join immediately. Pups really like it.

                          On the back, paws up in the air. This position helps the dog to cool off in hot weather since the fur around the belly is the thinnest. Since his most sensitive spot is exposed and it is hard to stand up lying in such a position, it means the dog feels very comfortable. Most likely he doesn’t care then about the world. It is very common in the summer months.

                          Back-to-back. Dogs might sleep back-to-back with other dogs or snuggle up to you. This is a bonding moment and in this way, your pup is showing love and affection. 

                           

                          So, how long do Yorkies sleep?

                          I don’t know whether it is good or bad to let my dog Boss sleep in my bed but I sure like those bonding moments when he shows love and affection. Once I started living with him, all his habits turned out to be visible very clearly and it took some time for us to adjust to each other. But as I have mentioned above that when the dogs know what to expect, they start accepting the situation, so it would have been easier for me to accept the new situation if I had known what to expect. So I hope this article helps you to have a clue.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:12:46 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          When Can Yorkies Leave Their Mothers? https://thedogvisitor.com/when-can-yorkies-leave-their-mothers https://thedogvisitor.com/when-can-yorkies-leave-their-mothers When can yorkies leave their mother?

                          When Can Yorkies Leave Their Mothers?

                          Humans have an age limit when they are officially considered to be adults but it is never the number which tells whether someone is already an adult or not. However, with dogs things are a lot easier. Their maturing depends just on their puberty and when it happens, usually the behavior changes too. That’s how even the dog’s food is separated into pup’s and adult’s. And it is nothing about psychological maturity. However, the question of today is when can yorkies leave their mothers or when a yorkie is mature enough to leave his mother? 

                          A Yorkie pup should stay with his mother at least until the age of 8 weeks. Weaning should be started at the age of 4-5 weeks and end around the 6th week. Then the pup should start eating solid food. 1 year old Yorkies start to be adults and can be given adult dog food. 

                          As you can guess, we are not going to talk about mother and child psychology. But I will give you some information about how a Yorkie pup grows up, about the importance of letting him stay with his mother for an appropriate amount of time and how to take care of him while he’s so little.

                          Yorkie childhood stages

                          Those are ones of the best times of having a dog when he is a “kid”. In other words, a puppy. He is not just lovely, but energetic and playful, too. However, there are some things that are good to know about the growth

                          Yorkies from birth to 7 weeks old are newborns. They can grow then very rapidly and start gaining weight right away, they double it in the 10 first days of their life. 

                          From 3 to 4 first weeks the dam will be the main and only care taker of the newborns. She will feed and clean them. There might be cases when the dam is underweight and weak so she can’t nurse all of the newborns so then you would need to feed the ones who are left behind from a bottle. 

                          At the age of 3 weeks, the pups become more active, they walk around, the eyes are already opened and you should let them explore the surroundings. They will have their sense of smell developed by then and know the directions but will be far too young to go outside. They will start playing with brothers and sisters, will be discovering vocal cores so might try to bark and might be interested in toys, since at this time milk teeth start appearing.

                          4 to 5 weeks old pups gradually will start the process of weaning and eating solid food. From the age of 5 weeks the puppy can begin house training. He will be full of energy and wish to play, he socializes and is becoming a part of the whole family.

                          6 weeks old Yorkie has fully developed sight and hearing and you can start calling him by his name; probably he won’t respond yet, though, but it is a good age to start him getting used to it. His wish to explore will be beyond limits and if one day you miss a pup in his bed, you might just be going to wonder around the whole house – the pups will start showing their independence. The dam will produce less milk so she can spend more time playing with pups than feeding.  

                          Eventually, from 8 weeks to 1 year Yorkie will be a puppy. The first half a year he will be a young puppy and the second half – an adolescent. The habits of the dog is being formed then so it is the perfect age to train them, teach commands and the rules of the house. This age is perfect to get a home of his own and find a new family.

                          How to take care of a baby Yorkie?

                          That’s the most difficult part. We all know the feeling when we read a bunch of books about theories of life or how does it work and then we try to apply them and it turns out that nothing works as expected. That is why I prefer some practical advice. That is why I will shortly present some tips on how to take care of a baby Yorkie or what you might need to pay attention to. 

                          First of all, nutrition of the dam is as much important as of the puppies. If the dam is weak, she can’t take care of the pups. She needs high quality food, snacks and water. If she doesn’t drink enough water, the milk can decrease. Some pups might have trouble in eating, being pushed away by other pups, so you should remove other pups aside for a while and let the poor one eat. One more detail which is very important about feeding, the puppies can scratch the skin of the mother’s belly and make her unable to feed or be feeding in pain. So you should cut the tips of the nails off but not too much because when dogs are so little, it is easy to touch the vein of the nail and cause bleeding.

                          Like with babies, it is important to watch the weight of the puppies. If they are underweight, they might be not getting enough milk. And this can cause hypoglycemia (a fast drop of sugar level in the blood). Then the puppies will feel weak, confused, have weight loss and need to be taken to a vet. To avoid that, just make sure that the underweight pup has a good access to the mother feeding.

                          Next, when the puppies are around 3 weeks old, they need worming medication which can be bought at the pet stores or given by a vet according to the weight of the pup. Without the medication, the little one might have such issues as weight loss or diarrhea. 

                          There is a very serious part about love and affection. It is necessary not just because everyone needs it and can’t live without it, but because the puppy should become used to human touch, human noises and all the procedures of taking care, such as washing, mouth care, grooming. You can call it socialization which should help in the future to adjust to a new home and feel less anxious about casual procedures. 

                          Take care of the place where the puppy lives. It can be a box or bin which is easy to be cleaned. Cover the bottom of the box with some soft materials like old T-shirt or towels, just be sure that they don’t have any holes for the puppies not to be tangled in. In order to teach them how to urinate in proper places, make them aware where is the territory where they sleep and where they urinate. The sleeping area should be always clean and the newspapers in the “bathroom”territory should be changed once in a while that that pup could distinguish the smell.  

                          Eventually, when the pup is 6 to 7 weeks old, he needs his first round of medication. That includes a combination of shot vaccine for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Coronavirus. And then your pup is almost ready to set off to his new home.

                           

                          What does happen if you take Yorkie from his mother too early?

                          Now the main question of today is when can yorkies leave their mothers? But what would happen if they leave their mothers too early?

                          Taking a puppy too early from his mother might make him later be afraid of other dogs. Also, it can cause the loss of appetite and weight, increase distress, higher mortality and higher susceptibility to diseases. Moreover, bite inhibition will not be learned from the siblings and the mother, good manners, too. They might become too clingy and have a more severe separation anxiety. Some of the sources say that the pups should be left with their mother and siblings to socialize even until the age of 9 or 11 weeks in order to be well balanced and non-aggressive dogs. 

                          This is a short summary of all the problems that might appear if the puppies are separated too early but the summary seems to be enough to understand the importance of the family. Even if we are talking about dogs.

                          I guess it would be hard to foster a bunch of dogs until they turn old just to make sure that they socialize enough. I believe that there are many loving families which would take in the puppies one by one. But even if they can survive without their mothers for the rest of their life, they can’t when they are just little babies. I think that it’s rather a joy than a burden to have a bunch of puppies for a while. It should make everyone around smile and laugh. 

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:12:45 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          CBD Oil For Yorkies: Benefits, Side Effects and Dosage https://thedogvisitor.com/cbd-oil-for-yorkies-benefits-side-effects-and-dosage https://thedogvisitor.com/cbd-oil-for-yorkies-benefits-side-effects-and-dosage

                          I’ve read many articles about the benefits of using CBD oil for dogs. So, decided to do more research on how CBD oil can be used for Yorkies and what benefits it might have. I found really interesting things that I want to share with you.

                          Is CBD oil safe for Yorkies?

                          Yorkies are small and delicate dogs, therefore we need to make sure that we will not harm them in any way. What suits large breed dogs is not necessarily suitable for small dog breeds like Yorkshire Terriers. The safety of using CBD oil was my main concern when I first heard about the idea of using CBD oil for canines. Probably you have the same concern, don’t you?

                          After reading many different scientific studies, blogs, and talking with my vet I can conclude, that it is totally safe to use CBD oil products for Yorkies. Not only safe but giving CBD oil to your dog might have some great benefits.

                          What are the benefits of giving CBD oil to Yorkies?

                            1. ✅ CBD oil reduces joint/moving pain
                              According to the scientific report The Use of Cannabidiol-Rich Hemp Oil Extracts to Treat Canine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain: A Pilot Study. 30 out of 32 dogs showed a reduction in osteoarthritis-related pain! This is very good news, knowing the fact that Yorkies tend to have joint-related issues like leg-perthes disease or luxating patella.  So, if your Yorkie has any moving-related pain I would strongly suggest you try CBD oil.
                            2. ✅ Fights anxiety (like separation anxiety)
                              I’ve read several articles that were talking about the calming effects of CBD oil on dogs. For example, this report talks about the anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol on dogs. The results showed that CBD oil reduces anxiety. So, if your Yorkie experiences any type of anxiety, try CBD oil on your dog and let me know your results!
                            3. ✅ Reduction in seizures
                              I found a youtube video from a WSBTV news channel where they showed many examples of giving CBD oil to dogs that experiences constant seizures. You can instantly see how the dog calms down after getting a dose of CBD oil.
                              If you are interested in watching this video you can click here.
                            4. ✅ Reduces inflammation
                              Even though there were no studies particularly with dogs, I found one study with mice. This study concluded that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory effects.

                          There are also some other potential benefits of giving CBD oil to Yorkies that are not scientifically proven, like:

                          1. ✅ It helps Yorkies to fight depression
                          2. ✅ It helps Yorkies with appetite loss
                          3. ✅ It helps to improve skin and hair quality

                          What is the dosage of CBD oil for Yorkies?

                          The recommendation is 1-3mg per 10 pounds of body weight.

                          Yorkie type Bodyweight CBD oil doze
                          Teacup Yorkie 2-3 pounds 0.2 – 0.6 mg
                          Small Yorkie 3-4 pounds 0.3 – 0.9 mg
                          Medium Yorkie 4-7 pounds 0.4 – 1.5 mg
                          Large Yorkie 7-10 pounds 0.7 – 2.5 mg

                          Or you can use a CBD oil dosage calculator by clicking here.

                          What are the side effects of giving CBD oil to Yorkies?

                          Diarrhea and redness in the outer ears are the top side effects of giving CBD oil to dogs.

                          1. ???? Diarrhea
                            According to the study of advert effects of Cannabidiol in healthy dogs, the most frequent side effect of giving CBD oil to dogs was gastrointestinal upset (diarrhea). Knowing the fact that Yorkies have a really sensitive stomach, it is very likely that they will have diarrhea. Though, I think this is completely normal when you introduce new substances to the diet. At least my Yorkie always has some sort of diarrhea when I change the food.
                          2. ???? Redness in the outer ears
                            The second most common side effect was redness in the outer ears. A mild form of redness occurred in 36% of the dogs. Most of these dogs received CBD oil in the form of the transdermal cream.
                          3. ???? Ocular or nasal discharge
                            There were also some other abnormal clinical signs like ocular or nasal discharge.

                          Conclusion

                          To conclude, it is totally safe to use CBD oil for Yorkies, but you need to make sure that you use CBD oil that is approved, natural, and pesticide-free. Even though there can be some side effects once you start using CBD oil, the benefits that it offers are much greater. If your Yorkie sufferers from any kind of moving, joint pain, is very anxious or has seizures you should definitely try the CBD oil. It can also help your Yorkie shows any signs of depression or lost his appetite. However, these symptoms can also be of some kind of illness.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:12:44 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          4 Great Health Benefits of Having a Dog https://thedogvisitor.com/4-great-health-benefits-of-having-a-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/4-great-health-benefits-of-having-a-dog Many people are now either adopting or buying dogs as pets than ever before in history. It seems as though having a pet completes a family. It’s become this social norm for us to have pets now. Regardless of what breed you wish to purchase or adopt, keeping a pet is all the better for […]

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:12:36 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          What You Should Know About Traveling with Your Yorkie https://thedogvisitor.com/what-you-should-know-about-traveling-with-your-yorkie https://thedogvisitor.com/what-you-should-know-about-traveling-with-your-yorkie If you are like most pup parents, you can’t bear to leave your Yorkie when you need to go away on a holiday. This, of course, means that you need to take your furry friend with you on your trip! Now, the good news is that this is quite possible, regardless of how you are […]

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                          How Long Can a Yorkie Stay at Home Alone? https://thedogvisitor.com/how-long-can-a-yorkie-stay-at-home-alone https://thedogvisitor.com/how-long-can-a-yorkie-stay-at-home-alone Dogs are like humans—they have feelings, too. They don’t like being left alone and would always prefer the company of their fur parents. Small breeds like Yorkshire Terriers, or popularly known as Yorkie, are more prone to feeling depressed and anxious when left alone. This post will discuss the reasons behind their separation anxiety and […]

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                          Smile it’s Sunday Funday https://thedogvisitor.com/smile-its-sunday-funday https://thedogvisitor.com/smile-its-sunday-funday

                          Smile it’s Sunday Funday

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                          comin to getchya

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:12:11 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          My Skincare For Travel + Fira’s Routine https://thedogvisitor.com/my-skincare-for-travel-firas-routine https://thedogvisitor.com/my-skincare-for-travel-firas-routine Do you have a night time regime for your dogs? Well, I’ve become one of those people.  I don’t do it every night, but I do have a group of favorite items that I always have at home and also pack for Weston + Fira when we travel.  Fira is definitely more sensitive than Weston,...

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:10:52 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          DIY: Healthy Homemade Dog Food Using Frozen Veggies https://thedogvisitor.com/diy-healthy-homemade-dog-food-using-frozen-veggies https://thedogvisitor.com/diy-healthy-homemade-dog-food-using-frozen-veggies Easy + Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipe Make delicious homemade dog food in less than 30 minutes! I originally found this easy healthy homemade dog food recipe on a popular French Bulldog Facebook Group. Almost everyone in the group was feeding their Frenchie this recipe or at least had tried it, because of allergies or...

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:10:51 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Los Angeles Dog&Friendly Guide https://thedogvisitor.com/los-angeles-dog-friendly-guide https://thedogvisitor.com/los-angeles-dog-friendly-guide Where to take your dogs in Los Angeles? Hello, Dog Angeles! Whether you are visiting or have lived here for years, I think we’ll all agree that LA is one of the most dog-friendly cities there are. With its sunshine and abundant space, Los Angeles offers lots of things to do with your dog. I’ve...

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:10:50 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Our Future Stud, T&Luxe’s “Juice,” Has Arrived! https://thedogvisitor.com/our-future-stud-t-luxes-juice-has-arrived https://thedogvisitor.com/our-future-stud-t-luxes-juice-has-arrived See our video for his introduction to his new bulldog family.

                          Rare bulldog stud, Frenc bulldog, Orange Frenchie, T-Luxe, dogs, Franchise, Manlius New York Breeders

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:07:46 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Dom P and Lottie’s Puppies Have Arrived in Grand Fashion!!! https://thedogvisitor.com/dom-p-and-lotties-puppies-have-arrived-in-grand-fashion https://thedogvisitor.com/dom-p-and-lotties-puppies-have-arrived-in-grand-fashion Dom P and Lottie’s puppies have arrived in grand fashion!!!! 

                          puppies, French bulldogs, frenchie pups, frenchies for sale, frenchbulldog puppies for sale, French bulldog puppies available now, blue and tan French bulldog puppies for sale, lilac and tan French bulldog puppies for sale, solid lilac French bulldogs for sale, solid blue French bulldog puppies for sale, rare French bulldog puppies for sale

                          We have been blessed with 7 beautiful Frenchie babies. All puppies were naturally whelped, 3 of which surprised us by arriving before reaching Cornell Veterinary Hospital!  Amy and Lottie were calm and cool while they brought our babies into the world in the backseat of our car. No need for a C-section…. the next 4 were whelped at Cornell with the help of Dr. Juan Castillo and his wonderful team! Lottie has been the most attentive and adoring mom! We could not be more proud of her and her beautiful blue and lilac babies!!!

                          We are T-Luxe French Bulldogs!

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:07:45 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Big News!!! T&Luxe Hits the Studio https://thedogvisitor.com/big-news-t-luxe-hits-the-studio https://thedogvisitor.com/big-news-t-luxe-hits-the-studio Big news!!! T-Luxe hits the studio…..Stay tuned for our collaboration with Incline Productions in the making of our “AKC’s Cribs: Kennel Edition” promotional video coming to your social media platforms soon!

                          commercial, commercial shoot, actor, frenchie actor, blue and tan French bulldog stud, frenchie stud, French bulldog stud, rare French bulldog, rare French bulldog stud

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:07:43 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Bath Time For Yorkie Burr Removal https://thedogvisitor.com/bath-time-for-yorkie-burr-removal https://thedogvisitor.com/bath-time-for-yorkie-burr-removal

                          It is Yorkie bath time!

                          Who else loves it when their little fur baby is nice, clean and smells so good you just can not get enough?! I know I do!

                          Seeing how crazy and happy my furry baby can get after I have bathed her is so entertaining and fun to watch. My pup goes CRAZY! Basically bouncing off the walls, all over the sofas, just running around everywhere! It really is entertaining and I love to see her happy like that and it is great having that nice, smooth, great smelling furry child to sleep next to.

                           

                          Getting Burrs and Sticky Out Of Your Yorkies Hair

                          We found this great little video to help with burrs and sticky pollen out of our fur-babies hair.

                          Step 1 You to have all the things ready to have your brush, your dog shampoo, your conditioner if you need it. Usually don’t condition your Yorkie, but where all the pricker thorns aka burrs are in their fur, conditioner helps get them out. Also, a fluffy towel and treats help a great deal with burr removal.

                          Step 2 – While working on Yorkie burr removal, try not to get too much water in their ears. More worried about getting it in his ears than anything because that can cause them to get ear infection.

                          Step 3 – Don’t take your hands off the top for a minute because they will hop out and if you’re up here, it’s possible that they could accidentally leap onto the floor.

                          Generally, it is very important to bathe your baby at least once per week (maybe more often if your puppy likes to be outside and play in the dirt). You can think of it like this… Would you be able to go a whole week wearing the same shirt? Cleanliness is so important to the overall health and happiness of dogs.

                          Giving your dog baths regularly helps you look out for skin irritations, lumps or cuts so you can find them before you have to report to your veterinarian. Early detection for these kinds of things is essential. Cleanliness for your dog is also important for your health as well.

                          Yes, YOUR health as well. I don’t know about you, but allergies are a big, big pain for me! Your dog’s coat basically acts as a rug, and when you let your dog outside their coat just traps in dirt, bacteria, and allergens. The allergens stay on your dog’s skin and hair until it is washed away.

                          So, remember to give your loved furry baby those weekly baths and you both will be super happy!

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                          Feeding Your Yorkie June is National Pet Preparedness Month
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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:07:07 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Feeding Your Yorkie https://thedogvisitor.com/feeding-your-yorkie https://thedogvisitor.com/feeding-your-yorkie

                          We all want to give our new (or old) Yorkie the best life possible. That begins with great nutrition to help them stay strong and healthy. 

                          How does feeding your yorkie change through their life?

                          Healthy Yorkie

                          How much should I be feeding my yorkie as a puppy, as an active adult dog, and as an older dog?

                          If you own a pet dog, it is your obligation to provide for all of its needs ranging from emotional to nutritional requirements. Taking care of the nutritional needs of your yorkie is one of the most important responsibilities. There are many options available, so choosing the correct diet can be a daunting task. After deciding on what to feed your dog, you also have to determine how many times to feed it in a day, which is not easy. This is why the question asked most often among dog owners is, how much should I be feeding my puppy, active adult dog, or older dog?

                          Feeding your Yorkie Puppies

                          During the growth stage, puppies are very active and in the process of developing skills. Therefore, they need a diet that is designed to cater to their energy needs.

                          A puppy that is under 3 months old should be fed at least 4 times every day. If it is between 3-5 months, it should be fed three times a day. The reason why puppies are fed frequently is so as to provide them with the right nutrients that will enable them to grow into strong and healthy adult dogs. Puppies that are past five months old can be fed as adult dogs.

                          However, you need to continue giving them the diet that is formulated for puppies. Continue doing this until your vet states otherwise.

                          Feeding Your Adult Yorkies

                          Adult dogs have their own unique energy and nutritional needs that are different from those of young puppies. If an adult dog eats as frequently as puppies do, it will become overweight. So, you need to feed it with food that is formulated for adult dogs and ensure that you feed it the right number of times a day.

                          An adult Yorkie should be fed 2 times a day, Rosie may disagree but that’s too bad! However, the vet might recommend that you feed it three times each day, depending on its condition. You should alternate between wet and dry foods. For instance, you can give it dry food for breakfast and some canned food for dinner. Or you can combine the two for each meal.

                          Mature Dogs

                          Gauging the maturity of your dog depends on the breed and size as larger dog’s age faster. An easy way to determine if your dog is considered older or mature, look at what their age expectancy is and divide that in half. Yorkies have a life expectancy of 15 – 20 years old so they would be considered old at the age of 8 or 9. Like humans, as dogs age, they tend to slow down which means that their diet needs to be reflective of that. Be aware of whether your dog is putting on some weight and this isn’t referring to winter pudge that can occur. Look at the type of food that your older dog is eating and try to make sure that they are eating is appropriate for their age range. Also, remember that vegetables are a great treat for them as long as you avoid foods that aren’t safe for dogs.

                          Both young and old dogs need a schedule. This enables them to retain order in their lives. Therefore, it is important that you stick to a daily feeding schedule. While formulating it, consider your own timetable. Take into account your work and all other activities that you partake in. This will ensure that none of them interferes with the dog’s feeding schedule. Having a set feeding routine for your dog also allows it to have a regular bathroom pattern that you can use to your advantage. This reduces cases of bathroom “accidents” in the house enabling you to have peace of mind.

                          After mastering the schedule you can take your dog outside for bathroom breaks at the appropriate times. Hygiene is also another important factor you need to consider. Always keep the water and food dishes clean. Ensure that you feed the dog the same type of food every day so as to avoid digestive complications.

                          Interesting Fact:

                          Dogs have taste buds that can taste water and not all humans do!

                          How to Communicate with your Groomer Bath Time For Yorkie Burr Removal
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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:07:07 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          June is National Pet Preparedness Month https://thedogvisitor.com/june-is-national-pet-preparedness-month https://thedogvisitor.com/june-is-national-pet-preparedness-month

                          Springtime can bring crazy weather – flooding, tornadoes and wildfires that seem to come out of nowhere! While no one wants to be caught in an emergency, it does help to be prepared. If a disaster strikes, you may end up staying in place, leaving your house for a day, or moving out for months. Being ready helps you – and your pup – stay calm and safe!

                          How to be proactive during Pet Preparedness Month (and the rest of the year)

                          In honor of Pet Preparedness Month, we have put together some info for you to keep your Yorkie as safe as possible should something happen. 

                          This is also a good idea for your whole family.

                          Make a Preparedness List

                          Write a list of emergency contacts (names, addresses and phone numbers) on a piece of paper and place it in a protective plastic envelope. Then store it with your pet preparedness kit. Some numbers you might need are

                          • boarding facilities and kennels both close to you and outside your neighborhood
                          • hotels outside your immediate area that accept pets
                          • a friend or relative in another town who agrees to be your Yorkie’s caretaker in case of emergency.

                          Build a Yorkie Preparedness Kit

                          Buy a pet carrier, complete with padding. Fill a canvas sack with the following items, then store it inside the carrier:

                          • 3-7 days’ worth of dry and pop-top canned food
                          • a gallon of water
                          • a 2-week supply of any medicine your pup takes
                          • feeding dish and water bowl
                          • extra collar and leash
                          • a favorite toy for comfort and a familiar blanket for warmth
                          • a Yorkie first aid kit with hydrogen peroxide, bandage tape, cotton bandage rolls, a digital thermometer, flea and tick preventative, tweezers, and saline solution. Also download and include First Aid Tips for Pet Owners from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

                          Tape a copy of your pup’s veterinary records (including medication instructions, current vaccinations and vet’s contact information) on the side of the carrier. Also written information about your pets’ feeding schedules, medical conditions and behavior issues along with the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to board your pets or place them in foster care.

                          And include a current photos of you with your pets and descriptions of your pets to help others identify them in case you and your pets become separated—and to prove that they are yours once you’re reunited.

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                          Staying Safe at Home

                          In some areas and emergencies, you may decide to shelter in place. Making plans in advance will be a big help:

                          • Order a free emergency pet alert sticker and place it on or near your front door
                          • Choose a safe room, one without windows, that’s easy to clean – bathrooms and utility rooms are good choices
                          • If flooding is a danger, pick the highest location in your home as a safe zone.

                          Lost Pets

                          Getting separated from your Yorkie can be frightening, but there are several ways to reconnect:

                          • Check local animal shelters and animal control facilities every day, in person
                          • Follow lost and found pet pages on social media
                          • Notify neighbors, local veterinarians, animal control officers and animal boarding facilities, and leave them a flyer with your Yorkie’s photo
                          • If your pup is microchipped, be sure to register him on his microchip registry and let the registry know that he is missing
                          • If you are evacuated to a human shelter, ask about pet shelters set up by emergency personnel.

                          Let’s hope you never need your emergency preparedness kit. But with a little advance planning just in case, you and your pet will be ready for any circumstance – and stay safe together!

                          Contact us for more helpful tips to keep your Yorkie happy, healthy and out of harm’s way.

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                          Shop Local Guide (British Columbia) https://thedogvisitor.com/shop-local-guide-british-columbia https://thedogvisitor.com/shop-local-guide-british-columbia Our Shop Local Guide features local businesses with dog or dog-themed products from across the Province of BC.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:04:21 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Dog&Friendly Halloween Events 2022& British Columbia https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-friendly-halloween-events-2022-british-columbia https://thedogvisitor.com/dog-friendly-halloween-events-2022-british-columbia A compilation of dog-friendly Halloween events throughout British Columbia.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:04:20 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Round Up of Talent Hounds Best Dog Breeds https://thedogvisitor.com/round-up-of-talent-hounds-best-dog-breeds https://thedogvisitor.com/round-up-of-talent-hounds-best-dog-breeds
                          List of different breed posts on Talent Hounds

                          If you are considering getting a puppy or a dog, please do your research. Many people adopt or buy a puppy impulsively based on looks or breed popularity, but a puppy is a lot of work, expensive and a long time committment. You should make sure the dog breed (or mix) you choose fits your personality, lifestyle, living space, budget and time. 

                          I though it would be helpful for people considering getting a new puppy or dog to add a link to our Breed Library and to do a round up of links to our posts on the traits and talents of different dogs.

                          Scroll down the list of posts to find what breeds might suit you best, from most affectionate to smartest to laziest.

                          Breed Library Link for Detailed Information by Breed.

                          You can check out our full breed libray here with information on over 30 breeds from owners and experts.

                          Plus you can do our fun Quiz here – luckily for my little Rescue Rascal Kilo the Pug I get Party Pug. Tell us in the comments what breed you get or own.

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                          List of Talent Hounds Posts on Different Dog Breeds

                          15 Best Dog Breeds for Lazy Dog Owners

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                          It is very important to do your research and to choose the right dog for your lifestyle and home. Maybe you have bad knees or work long hours or live in an apartment without a yard so you need a more chill dog? ALL DOGS are different and ALL DOGS require training, socialization, daily walks and daily play time.  However different dog breeds generally have different … [Read more…]about 15 Best Dog Breeds for Lazy Dog Owners

                          What Are The World’s Most Intelligent Dog Breeds, And Why?

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                          Does your dog make the list? I am always inspired by the incredibly smart dogs we know and the difference they each make in somebody’s life. Have you ever wondered exactly how smart your dogs is and what they are capable of? I often do with Kilo the Pug. Do you measure by the number of tricks they can do or the type of talents they have developed or how fast they learn … [Read more…]about What Are The World’s Most Intelligent Dog Breeds, And Why?

                          Which Are The Most Affectionate Dog Breeds In The World?

                          7 Best Dog Breeds If You Are Fighting Depression

                          Looking for Love? 10 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds

                          What Breeds Make the Best Family Dogs?

                          What Are The Best Dog Breeds for Apartments?

                          20 Poodle Mixes for you to Love

                          Do Huskies Make Good Pets– Gone to the Snow Dogs Interview

                          Different Dog Breeds, Different Exercise Plans?

                          What Makes a Good Therapy Dog?

                          Most talented Trick Dogs

                          How cute are these Morkies and Yorkies

                          Dockjumping Water Dogs

                          Also check out:

                          21 Questions to ask before getting a Puppy

                          Let us know if you have a favorite breed and why in the comments.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:02:33 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Border Collie Dog Breed https://thedogvisitor.com/border-collie-dog-breed https://thedogvisitor.com/border-collie-dog-breed I love Border Collies with their beautiful faces, their athleticism and their incredible intelligence.

                          Check out our Talent Hounds TV Series, events and sites for stars like Hero and the Super Collies, Rev the Border Collie in Woofjocks, Lottie the Border Collie or Nana the Trick Dog in our millennial comedy series Backseat Barkers.  They are also portrayed in books and film like Babe and Bandit in Little House on the Prairie. 

                          Read: Border Collie Breed Spotlight for 7 different examples of amazingly talented Border Collies we love.

                          The Border Collie is recognized by many as the finest sheep-herding in the world. They are described by the AKC as “Affectionate, Smart, Energetic”

                          Border Collies are medium sized dogs with strong and muscular bodies, though they do not appear heavy. The breed is found in a variety of colour combinations including most commonly black and white.

                          History

                          Crosses between the large old Roman herding dogs and the smaller hardy Viking spitzes produced compact and agile herders, well equipped to work stock in the hilly, rocky highlands of Scotland. They became very popular with farmers in the border region between Scotland and England working sheep.

                          Do Border Collies Shed?

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                          The border collie has a double coat, with a long, smooth, and feathered outer coat and a shorter, rougher undercoat. Most of the year, the Border Collie sheds moderately but in spring and fall, they “blow” their coats. That means hair everywhere so not ideal if you have allergies.

                          Lottie

                          Are Border Collies Good with Kids?

                          Although they have become increasingly popular as household pets, Border Collies are suited to families that truly understand how much exercise, play and training they need. They tend to do better with mature children rather than young ones who might bring out the breed’s herding instinct or get bowled over in play.

                          Training

                          Famously energetic and highly trainable, Border Collies excel at athletics and sport activities like agility, disc, dock-diving, fly ball, Treibball, and more.

                          They make incredible trick dogs like our Talent Hounds stars Hero and the Super Collies, Nana, Rev, Lottie, Diesel and many more.

                          Heather McLeod of Ruffsports with Diesel

                          This breed is fast and tireless, with an incredible desire to work. 

                          They are considered to be the smartest dog breed on certain measures, and can learn many words, skills and tricks with good training. Chaser learned over 1000 words in three intensive years of training by former Wofford College Professor John Pilley. She could consistently find all her many toys by name like a human child.

                          Boredom from lack of mental stimulation or exercise can lead to destructive and neurotic behaviours. 

                          Training Tips featuring Sara and Hero

                          Training spotlight Taylor and Lottie

                          BREED TRAITS:

                          Sizes: medium
                          Personality: alertenergeticintelligentresponsive
                          Kid Friendly (1-5): 5
                          Activity Level (1-5): 5
                          Trainability (1-5): 5

                          Hair lengths: long
                          Shedding (1-5): 3
                          Jobs: dog sportsherdingsportingtricksworking

                          More about Border Collie Dog Breed:

                          My Hero” –Sara

                          They’re the SMARTEST! They’re the highest energy, they’re the happiest and they’re the most affectionate breed out there. They really do live to please us.” -Taylor

                          “Very smart, energetic and protective of us.”- Mary

                          “Very intelligent, loyal, and a true man’s best friend.”- Alexandru

                          “Loyal, smart, funny, playful, brilliant, gorgeous, loving and amazing” -Andrea

                          “Loves to be on the run and very energetic, has  a sharp bark, ears that perk up quickly if it hears something out of the normal especially, black with white or caramel markings” – Mary

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:02:32 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Tick and Flea Prevention https://thedogvisitor.com/tick-and-flea-prevention https://thedogvisitor.com/tick-and-flea-prevention It is that time of year again, fleas and ticks have arrived.  It is particularly important to be aware of the dangers these parasites pose to your pets. Not only can they cause itching, blood loss, and in severe cases anemia, but they can carry diseases which can be transmitted to your pet and also to you and your family.

                          Find out more about Ticks (and Fleas) in this Talent Hounds article How-to-protect-your-dog-against-ticks/

                          Kilo the Pug got a bad case of fleas 2 years ago, when I was late with prevention. His belly was covered in bites so fast, it was scary. He barely goes anywhere except around our block so we were surprised. I got a few bites on my ankles before we cleaned everything- arghh- quite the ordeal. Our friend Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund got quite sick from a tick bite I discovered when we both worked on a prevention campaign “No Bite Is Right”.

                          Flea and tick products come in a variety of forms, oral like pills, food toppers and chews, to topicals like sprays and liquids, to collars, tags and shampoos. It can be overwhelming with the many products out there to choose from. It can also be polemic as all treatments have risks and consequences. You need to protect your dog but limit adverse reactions or side-effects. Informed use is very important so read the warnings and ingredients and do your research.

                          Before starting your dog or puppy on any flea treatment or prevention, consult your veterinarian.

                          We have compiled a list of some of the best products that we found based on our own experience, reviews and friends’ recommendations (including some natural products from dog expert Carol Bryant below). I did not include collars or oral medication (which are often prescription) as we do not use them.

                          We also checked the product reference guide published by the independent, nonprofit Companion Animal Parasite Council and videos and posts by Dr Karen Becker – see link below.

                          Tick Prevention and Treatment

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                          Topicals

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:02:31 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          2022 Breeding Plans. https://thedogvisitor.com/2022-breeding-plans https://thedogvisitor.com/2022-breeding-plans We are planning on only one more litter for this year. We need to slow down a bit and focus on our family, we have some personal matters going on that need our full attention. With that being said I think this is a good time to rest our girls.

                          Reign x Jasper are expecting puppies at the end of May. We are accepting 2 pre-birth deposits. Reign has between 3 and 4 puppies so a small litter is expected. Jasper and Reign’s previous litter was absolutely gorgeous. If you have any questions please contact me, SupernovaSiberians@gmail.com

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:02:00 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Revisitng Biosecurity https://thedogvisitor.com/revisitng-biosecurity https://thedogvisitor.com/revisitng-biosecurity Biosecurity is very important to us as it is for many reputable breeders and anyone who takes raising animals seriously. I have learned much over the years from my breeding mentors as well as my veterinarian.

                          So, first I want to talk about our husbandry practices. All puppies are born in clean welping areas in clean rooms, indoors. Puppies are raised in an indoor pen and are taken outside to an outdoor pen. These pens are disinfected regularly and the only dogs with access to these pens are their mothers or approved nannies (adult dogs who help us with socialization). At no time do any of our puppies have access to feces from any adult dog including thier mother’s as all our dogs are potty trained and even mom can come and go as she pleases which includes going outside to potty. Our puppies do not have access to puddles or standing water.

                          Puppies are started on potty pad training at about 2 weeks which we quickly transfer to a potty box by 4 weeks. By clearly defining a potty area early on means your puppy naturally keeps their pen clean and any mistakes are cleaned up on the spot.

                          We use Rescue (hydrogen peroxide based cleaner for animal environments often used in veterinarian clinics and dog training facilities ), in our puppy pen and kennel areas. We also use Odoban disinfectant and bleach solution as needed.

                          We limit activity in and out of puppy areas, making sure shoes come off and or are wiped down with Rescue wipes to disinfect.

                          Parasites internal and external are common in pets. Especially in puppies, but sadly they can be life threatening to those lil bodies if not taken seriously and prevented and or treated.

                          Our puppies are dewormed with pyrantel pamote (hookworms & roundworms) several times before 5 weeks. After 5 weeks we use Safeguard/Fenbendazole (Hookworms, Roundworms, Tapeworms & Whipworms) Safeguard is also known to help prevent and aid in treatment of Giardia. We use Toltrazuril for coccidia prevention and or treatment.

                          All of our litters see our vet any any indication of illness or injury and they must see our vet before they go home at 8 weeks. This visit includes a hands on check by the vet, core vaccinations as well as a combined fecal test. While we assume we will get a negative test due to all of our preventatives that is not always the case. If anything is found in the fecal ALL puppies will be treated before they go home. Which is exactly why we choose to run a fecal exam. We do all we can to ensure your puppy goes home healthy.

                          We do not use any pesticides on our puppies and rely on our puppy parents to research, consult with their vet and choose the right treatment for their puppy. We control fleas by bathing our puppies regularly, controlling fleas on mom and in their environment. Flea treatment is the responsibility of the new puppy family.

                          Heartworm prevention is also the responsibility of the new puppy family.

                          We do all we can to make sure your puppy is parasite free but please note parasites are not covered under our contract as they are common and treatment needs to continue after going home.

                          If you have any questions, on our biosecurity protocols please feel free to contact me.

                          For more info on internal parasites VCA Internal Parasites or AKC Worms in Dogs

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:01:59 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Life is full of ups n downs….. https://thedogvisitor.com/life-is-full-of-ups-n-downs https://thedogvisitor.com/life-is-full-of-ups-n-downs The past year has been rough to say the least. We are coming up on a year since my son became a single father to his (then 5 months old) son. It was a terrifying, maddening and heartbreaking time for us. This changed all our lives as our family all chipped in to support my son and help with the baby. This included hiring an attorney. Legal issues are never fun and we were all on alert with our focus on making sure the baby was safe and loved. We are thankful my son was granted sole custody and the baby is now safe. Being a fulltime Grandmommy is a joy but also tough, and my focus has shifted and I’m am juggling more responsibilities.

                          This year my husband also faced a medical scare and we are are thankful that the treatment and minor surgery was successful.

                          We are not new to struggles but being faced with so much all at once was hard on m and my anxiety. I don’t multitask well at least not for extended periods. Just when things were starting to settle down our entire household came down sick including the baby. At the same time our girls started coming into heat. Winter followed by Millie and then Maze surprised us by syncing up and coming in early. The plan was to rest everyone so we could all catch our breaths, recharge and also take that time to start doing much needed work on our home. Winter had other plans. We decided not to risk with interfering with the pregnancy, if she was pregnant we knew we would find good homes. Judging by her growing tummy she is defiantly pregnant and is due in a couple weeks. We ordered a brand new whelping box off Amazon and refilled our supplies. I am in the process of reorganizing my office/training room back into a puppy room as we rearranged and all of our other rooms are being occupied. While not in the original plans we are excited for little paws and puppy breath.

                          We were then handed another challenge just a few weeks ago as our Muffin was taken from us swiftly. We as a family decided we would opt for quality of life over quantity but we had no idea how quickly it would happen. My youngest son and I took it the hardest. Just writing this is bringing tears. We laid her to rest here on our property where we can continue to have coffee n cuddles together in the mornings. Muffin loved babies and loved Winter’s babies the most. I have photos and video of her playing and loving on them. Winter’s litter with be bittersweet for sure. I wonder of the universe knew……..

                          Life keeps us on our toes. All we can do is stay prepared (the best we can) and flow as the river changes course. I am forever thankful for my family and to you our Supernova family and supporters.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:01:57 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Is ice cream ok for dogs? https://thedogvisitor.com/is-ice-cream-ok-for-dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/is-ice-cream-ok-for-dogs Should your pooch be deprived of this delicious guilty pleasure?

                          In almost 30 years working as a veterinarian, I have yet to come across a dog that does not like treats. Most people love treating their dogs and who can resist those eyes, right?!

                          When it comes to opinions on treats, there are three groups of dog lovers. The first one says that dogs should not get any treats at all, the second group advocates for their dog to have a little piece of everything that they eat and the third group believes that dog treats are ok as long as they are dog specific and not human food.

                          Most people would expect that as a veterinarian, I am in the "dog treats only" group, but I am not. I usually suggest giving treats based on their quality and whether the treats are species appropriate, meaning close to what dogs would eat in nature. The human/dog food categorization is an invention of pet food companies, which have a goal of selling more of their products. One of the ways they do this is by making their customers falsely believe that people food is no good.

                          When it comes to treats, I usually like to give pieces of cooked or dehydrated meat or grain-free treats from companies I trust, but in a world where ingredients are sourced from all over the place, it is much safer to make them yourself.

                          There are also the special moments, where I give my dog a small spoon or two of ice cream or some other delicacy that in small amounts are harmless, especially if it has no preservatives and food additives.

                          Recently, I came across a few tweets that went ballistic over a picture where little Prince George let the family dog lick his ice cream. Some people went as far as calling this benign and innocent action abuse. Others were concerned that the ice cream was beige and that it could have had some chocolate in it.

                          I am not saying that dogs should eat ice cream on a regular basis, but a little lick here and there is fine. Personally, I would like to see the pantry and fridge of those online yellers to see what they eat. 

                          When it comes to Prince George’s beige coloured ice cream, even if it was chocolate, it is very unlikely a dog will have any problems from a little trace of cocoa. My experience is that only solid dark chocolate causes clinical signs of chocolate poisoning. Seeing people freaking out about a dog eating beige-coloured ice cream is a sign that they have very little understanding of how much chocolate a dog would have to eat to get ill. 

                          In light of the countless scandals involving processed food and dog treats, I would much prefer my dog getting a lick of natural, good-quality ice cream than giving him kibble or most processed treats.  

                          However, I do have one suggestion when it comes to giving your dog a special treat. It is better not to give a treat when your dog is asking because that way, you prevent him or her from whining, begging and being sad when no treats come. I also do not like routinely giving treats because, in my mind, setting these expectations generates begging and a degree of suffering if you do not want to give your dog a treat when he or she expects it. Ideally, make treat giving random and use human food and delicacies only as a rare treat. 

                          If you are interested in learning more about dog treats and what to give, read more here. 

                          © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:52:38 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          What veggies are good for dogs? https://thedogvisitor.com/what-veggies-are-good-for-dogs https://thedogvisitor.com/what-veggies-are-good-for-dogs Are Veggies Good For Dogs?

                          The simple answer is yes, however the amount may vary based on your dog's metabolism and their preference. 

                          If you feed a raw or cooked diet, the general recommended amount should be somewhere between 15 - 30% veggies. If you feed kibble and other processed food, adding vegetables to your dog’s food is still important and beneficial at about 15- 20% of the total volume.

                          Most processed foods contain a considerable amount of veggies, however, they are highly processed and heated which makes them lose nutritional value. 

                          Do I need to feed veggies every day? 

                          The answer is no, as long as you give the recommended percentage over a longer period of time. 

                          This allows for more flexibility; one day less, one day more, similar to what we humans do. Your dog’s diet doesn’t need to be consistent every day, as long as you maintain a certain structure. 

                          Should I feed veggies and meat together or separately? 

                          Most dogs prefer meat to veggies, so mixing them together will help if your dog is fussier about eating veggies. You can add your dog's veggies to ground meat or chunks of meat. To further entice your pup to eat their veggies, try pouring their daily dose of Omega-3 oil, such as FeelGood Omega, on top as this will add more flavour. 

                          My dog Pax sometimes chooses to eat a bowl of veggies, raw or steamed, instead of eating his meat. I suspect it is because he instinctively knows what his body needs at that time. 

                          Can I add fruit to my dog’s meals?

                          I recommend only giving small amounts of fruit, (less than 5%) because they would do the same in nature.

                          However, ideally, you should not feed high-sugar fruit (which includes most fruit) with your dog's protein meals. The reason is that protein takes longer to digest than fruit does, and if you feed fruit and protein together it may lead to undesirable fermentation and possibly even gas production.

                          There are some exceptions to the rule, such as blueberries and other low-sugar berries, however, you should try to stick to the following recommendations: 

                          • Feed fruit at least 1 hour before feeding a protein meal, and wait for 3 hours before feeding fruit after a protein meal.
                          • Feed local, organic, and pesticide-free fruit whenever possible.

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                          Why do some dogs hate eating veggies?

                          The truth is most of our dogs are like children, they love calorie-rich food and, if given a choice, some of them would skip vegetables altogether.

                          Also, when we look to nature, canines would mostly eat a bit of grass and the pre-digested intestinal contents of their prey, which taste differently to the veggies we feed (raw or steamed).

                          However, because it is unrealistic to serve our dogs a whole animal, and plant-based foods are a natural part of canine diet, adding veggies to their meals is essential to for maintaining good health and longevity. 

                          If your dog doesn’t like larger vegetable chunks, try chopping them up in a food processor or Vitamix. Steaming may also make some veggies more palatable, for example broccoli, zucchini, and beets. Squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, or yams are usually served cooked. 

                          I encourage you to try different kinds of veggies to see what your dog enjoys most, and avoid giving only a few kinds of veggies repeatedly.

                          Remember that feeding a variety over a longer period of time is the key to a healthy, balanced diet.
                           

                          Is it okay to juice the veggies?  

                          The answer is yes, if you mix the juice and pulp back together after juicing, but I do not recommend giving just juice without the roughage and fibre. 

                          What veggies can dogs eat?

                          Dogs can eat most vegetables with a few exceptions that I will also mention later in this article. 

                          Greens 

                          In nature, canines mostly eat greens that have been pre-digested in the gut of their prey, or they instinctively ingest fresh greens to cleanse the gut and detox the body. I have heard some people suggest that canines do not eat the contents of the gut, but based on what I have seen, they do! 

                          Many dogs will eat the guts if given the opportunity, and my dog Pax proved this when he attempted to eat the guts of a deer while a hunter was gutting it. 

                          Some dogs also eat the feces of herbivores to supplement their gut microbiome.  

                          Dogs instinctively understand the nutritional and detoxing power of leafy greens, and this is why they also eat fresh grass. 

                          Important note:

                          Veggies in general are an important element of a healthy diet for dogs, but their nutritional content largely depends upon the quality of the soil they are grown in, and most soil is depleted of nutrients. 

                          This is why I still give my dog Pax four daily essential nutrients, which we call the Fab4 (vitamins, minerals, probiotics and Omega-3s). To ensure your dog’s diet is balanced, I recommend you do the same.  

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                          What are the best veggies to feed dogs? 

                          The starting point is giving about 50% leafy greens and the other 50% is made up of other kinds of non-leafy vegetables.

                          The ratio of leafy to non-leafy vegetables also depends on your dog’s constitution, and whether they have a tendency to be hot or cold. Hot dogs can get higher proportions of green leafy veggies that are generally cooling. Dogs that get chilly should get fewer cooling veggies and increase their portion of warming veggies.
                           

                          Cooling veggies 

                          Dog’s that have a tendency to be hot do well on greens such as lettuce, mixed greens, dandelion leaves, cilantro, beet tops, carrot tops, sprouted seeds, bok choy, dill, wheatgrass and barley-grass.

                          Non-leafy cooling vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and green beans. Avocado, while not a veggie, is also cooling, as are cucumbers but not all dogs enjoy them. 

                          Spinach and swiss chard are also cooling, however I do not recommend them for dogs that have a breed-specific predilection towards calcium oxalate stones/crystals or have been diagnosed with them. Steaming will reduce the amount of calcium oxalate within them.  

                          Neutral veggies

                          These veggies can be considered suitable for both, cold and hot dogs and include beets and carrots.

                          These root vegetables generally do not digest very well in most canines and steaming or cooking them lightly is better. 
                           

                          Slightly warming veggies

                          These veggies can be considered suitable for both, cold and hot dogs and include asparagus, broccoli, and cabbage.

                          Warming veggies

                          If your dog gets cold here are some warming veggies to consider feeding:

                          Parsley, parsnips, basil, squash, yams, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, ginger, kale. 

                          What about mushrooms?

                          While it is safe for people to eat mushrooms raw, they should be cooked prior to feeding them to your dog. Cooking aids in their digestion as dogs cannot create the enzymes needed to break down the fibre and some sugars present in mushrooms. 

                          Most mushrooms are cooling but shiitake mushrooms are neutral. 

                          For more information on mushrooms consult the Recipe Maker

                          Is it okay to feed veggies from the nightshade family?

                          There has been a lot of debate about whether or not nightshades are safe for dogs. In the past, I followed the general recommendation of not giving tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant to dogs but I have gradually become more lenient. I believe that feeding small amounts of ripe nightshades is okay for dogs.

                          Potatoes are neutral in thermal nature, and are generally known to reduce inflammation in small amounts. However, make sure that you do not give your dog any sprouted potatoes — which are toxic.   

                          Tomatoes are very cooling, and should not be given to dogs that get chilly. It may be a good veggie for dogs that overheat and have a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night. 

                          Are cruciferous vegetables, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, kale and broccoli good for dogs?

                          This group has also been under excessive scrutiny in the past, with some people suggesting they absorb iodine which leads to hypothyroidism. I have never seen this in clinical practice. 

                          There are many benefits of feeding cruciferous vegetables as they contain sulforaphane which has anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, and detoxing properties. 

                          Broccoli sprouts contain the highest levels of sulforaphane, then broccoli and then other cruciferous veggies. Finely chopping up the veggies and letting them sit for a bit before serving will increase the amount of available sulforaphane. If your dog prefers steamed veggies, steam them only briefly at a low temperature.  
                           

                          Veggies that are toxic or harmful to dogs

                          Leeks, chives and member of the onion family should be avoided as they cause red blood cell damage due to oxidants contained in the onion family.

                          The reason why dogs and cats are more sensitive is due to their lower levels of protective enzymes. 

                          Is garlic safe for dogs? 

                          Garlic also belongs to the onion family, however, there is no reason to panic if there is a small amount of garlic in treats or food. I have not seen any negative effects result from small amounts of garlic.
                           

                          Are veggies and meat enough to make my dog’s diet complete?

                          They would be if our dogs could roam free in a natural pristine environment. Unfortunately, intensive agriculture, long-distance food transport, and soil depletion have led to a point where food is not sufficient to make the diet balanced.  

                          Proof of this can be seen in the transformation of dogs when they are given the Fab4 essentials. 

                          Read the reviews to see what other dog lovers have observed. 

                          If you are wondering whether your dog is deficient in minerals, you can run a HairQ Test to check their levels for minerals and heavy metals. You just need to mail in a sample of your dog’s hair and we email you the results when they’re ready.   

                          Regardless of whether or not you feed organic or non-organic veggies, nutrient and mineral depletion is highly likely without providing all-natural essential supplements. 

                          Click here to get the Fab4 essentials.

                           

                          • Provide all-natural, plant-based minerals with GreenMin.
                          • Add all-natural certified organic multivitamin SoulFood.
                          • Include dog specific dairy-free pre/probiotic digestive support GutSense.
                          • Promote cell repair, support the nerves and brain, and reduce inflammation with mercury-free and sustainable FeelGood Omega-3 oil.

                           

                           

                          © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:52:37 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          What is the best time to feed your dog or puppy, and how many times per day? https://thedogvisitor.com/what-is-the-best-time-to-feed-your-dog-or-puppy-and-how-many-times-per-day https://thedogvisitor.com/what-is-the-best-time-to-feed-your-dog-or-puppy-and-how-many-times-per-day Important feeding guidelines to extend your dog's life & why dogs pant at night

                          1. Introduction

                          2. Frequency of feeding from the perspective of canine physiology

                          3. The emotional component of fasting

                          3.1 Two ways of transitioning to one meal per day

                          4. What to do if your dog is upset about reduced meals

                          5. How often should I feed a puppy?

                          6. What is the best time to feed my dog?

                          7. Should my dog’s feeding schedule be exact or random?

                          8. The final verdict


                          Introduction

                          If you love your dog, you strive to be a dog parent extraordinaire and want your dog to live as long as possible.

                          An area that many dog parents have questions about is how often they should be feeding their pup, and what time of the day is best for feeding. This article will touch upon all the aspects of feeding, the physiological, the emotional, and the practical. I will also address the topic of what time of day to feed, and give you a few practical and potentially life-extending pieces of information.
                           

                          Frequency of feeding from the perspective of canine physiology

                          Dogs are omnivores with a carnivorous preference, which means they generally prefer eating meat, bones, and organs but they also eat greens and other veggies, fruit, bugs and anything else they might find.

                          In practical terms, the roaming and hunting lifestyle of wild canines means that they have evolved on an irregular food supply. Dogs are capable of going without food and are capable of extended periods of fasting, lasting for days and even weeks if necessary, without any ill effects.

                          In recent years, fasting has been receiving increased attention from researchers as a means to improve health and extend lifespan in people.

                          Research has shown that fasting activates metabolic processes that allow the body to cleanse, repair, and slow down cell aging in general. In particular, intermittent fasting activates sirtuins, proteins responsible for metabolic regulation, and proper enzymatic function as well as cell and DNA repair.

                          Fasting also increases the levels of ketones in the bloodstream, which leads to the activation of detoxing and cell repair processes in the body making it more resilient to stress. The most dramatic health improvements noted have been the treatment and prevention of obesity, diabetes (regulating blood sugar), cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, and cancer.

                          With repeated periods of fasting, the body is better at adjusting when challenges arise and will display a higher level of resilience to stress.

                          All of the above-listed benefits apply to humans and dogs alike, as they are equipped with identical metabolic and energy pathways. In practical terms, this means reducing the frequency of feeding to one meal per day provides undeniable health and lifespan benefits for your dog.

                          The emotional component of fasting

                          If you have lived with a dog for some time, I do not need to explain that feeding our dogs is a way of expressing our love and care for our canine companion.

                           
                          Food makes dogs happy, and feeding our dogs makes us happy too.


                          The trouble arises when dogs, who have masterfully practiced the art of “the look” and “the eyes” for thousands of years, make us give them food and treats too frequently. In other words, dogs are capable of turning many humans into food dispensers providing food whenever they are asked.
                           

                          You give a begging dog food once, and the habit will last a lifetime.


                          If a dog is used to getting fed two or three times a day, and also gets treats in between, their body will be ‘expecting’ food and skipping a meal will cause physical and emotional discomfort triggering a sense of food withdrawal.

                          Now that you understand the physiological benefits of intermittent fasting, it is in your dog’s best interest to gradually transition to one meal per day.


                          Two ways of transitioning to one meal per day:
                          1. Start reducing the size of the extra meals and increasing the main meal until you end up feeding only once daily.
                          2. Another option is to gradually bring the feeding times closer together until all of the daily meals merge into one.

                          Note: Ensure that your dog gets the same amount of food if they are at their optimal weight. If your dog is underweight or overweight, refer to my article on body weight here.
                           

                          What to do if your dog is upset about reduced meals 

                          You can choose to revert back to previous feeding habits, or, considering the health and longevity benefits of fasting, you can resist your dog’s requests and try taking them out for a walk or playing with them to redirect them from food.

                          As dog parents we have a choice about doing what is right for our dogs’ health and longevity, or not. I am certain that with firm love and perseverance, your dog will get used to the new feeding schedule quickly, and will be happier enjoying a greater degree of health. Frequent feeding and digestion preoccupy the body and limit its capacity for restoration, repair, and immune defence.

                          My personal experience with intermittent fasting helped me understand that the feeling of hunger by skipping a meal lessens in duration and intensity over time.

                          How often should I feed a puppy?

                          Because puppies grow extremely fast, I suggest feeding puppies an unlimited amount of food three times per day until approximately 6 months of age. Until they reach 6 months there is no real need to restrict food intake because puppies self-regulate food intake very well during this stage of development.

                          Starting at about 6-7 months of age, you may see your dog starting to skip meals. Generally, I recommend feeding your puppy twice a day between the age of 6-14 months, when you may transition to feeding one meal a day.

                          Note: Ensure that your puppy is getting a sufficient amount of food and refer to the body weight chart to learn when to increase or decrease the amount of food you give.

                          For more information on how much food to feed and how to create a balanced diet for your dog, click here to refer to the free Recipe Maker.

                          What is the best time to feed my dog?

                          You have plenty of flexibility with the time of day to feed your dog, however, there are a few things you should keep in mind for your dog’s safety.

                          NEVER feed your dog before vigorous exercise, as there is a significant risk of stomach bloat, which is life-threatening.

                          Allow at least 3-4 hours between feeding and any vigorous exercise such as running, jumping, chasing, and intense play.

                          Gentle leash walks after a meal are fine, but beware of any jumping that could lead to bloat.

                          Based on my experience, feeding dogs after their morning walk is ideal. This will give your dog ample time to digest and rest before their afternoon or evening walk. 

                          If you can’t feed in the morning after a walk, the next option is after their evening walk as early as possible. Digestion increases the metabolic rate and generates heat within the body, which sometimes leads to panting and night restlessness.
                           

                          Should my dog’s feeding schedule be exact or random?

                          I often say that whenever we are unsure we should look at what nature does. Wild canines never eat at the same exact time day after day. Their food intake is random and depends on when food is available.

                          This is why random feeding within the span of a few hours makes the most sense from the evolutionary and also health benefits point of view.

                          I see many dog lovers adhering to a strict feeding schedule, which can be seen as an expression of care and love. However, an exact feeding schedule can be disruptive to the flow of your day if you need to be at work, run errands, or can’t feed your dog at the regular time.

                          Exact feeding also diminishes the flexibility and adaptability of dogs, and some can get very upset when they do not get fed. When I was a child, I remember our dachshund Gerda running around and slamming her food bowl on the ground demanding to be fed when the meal didn’t arrive at a particular time.

                          Dogs are no different than children, and a routine blended with flexibility makes them the happiest and most adaptable. There is no need to be enslaved by our dogs’ food addictions.

                          The final verdict

                          The best way to keep your dog happy and healthy is to feed them once per day, after the first walk, within an irregular period of several hours. If you have the courage to do so, fasting one or two days per week will add an extra benefit.

                           

                          Thank you for caring for your dog, and sharing this article.❤️

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:52:36 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Is your furry friend a picky eater? https://thedogvisitor.com/is-your-furry-friend-a-picky-eater https://thedogvisitor.com/is-your-furry-friend-a-picky-eater Picky pooches and finicky felines  

                          Picky pooches and finicky felines can be challenging for their human companions when it comes to feeding time. We tend to attach many emotions to eating and we sometimes transfer that to our furry friends by providing lots of treats and occasionally giving them a taste of human food. These behaviours can contribute to our furry friends not eating their own pet food. Here are some ways to manage dealing with a picky eater. 

                          Feeding from the table should be avoided  

                          Keeping your dog away from the table while you are eating is one solution. Many human foods can be unhealthy for companion animals as they may cause digestive issues, weight gain and it can encourage unwanted behaviour such as begging. If your furry friend becomes accustomed to receiving table scraps, they may no longer want to eat their pet food, encouraging picky eating. 

                          Also, make sure that no tempting treats are left out on the counters or table while you aren’t around. Ensure that your kitchen is inaccessible to your furry friend so that they can’t get into anything that could be harmful.  

                          Read our blog about foods that are toxic for pets.  

                          Learn more on how to get your dog to stop eating off the table. 

                          Dogs vs cats 

                          Approaching the dilemma of picky eaters is slightly different in dogs and cats. 

                          Some breeds of dogs may be more predisposed to being picky eaters. Keep in mind, the age and health of your dog or cat may also alter their appetite. Sudden changes in our animal’s environment, absent humans or emotional upheaval can also impact the appetite of your canine or feline companion. 

                          Nutrition resources are available 

                          You want your fur baby getting the best nutrition, but how do you know what and how much to feed them? Consult with your veterinarian first. There are also many resources available for animal nutrition and feeding, including our blog on healthy portion tips for furry friends, here 

                          Stick to a routine 
                          • Maintain a regular feeding schedule, offering meals at the same time every day 
                          • Give your fur baby 15 to 30 minutes to finish the food  
                          • Refrain from treats or table scraps 

                          At your furry friend’s next feeding time, again, offer the food for 15 to 30 minutes. If they don’t eat their food in that time, remove the bowl. This will help to ensure a consistent feeding schedule while teaching your dog to eat when food is offered. This works best with dry food. If using wet food, make sure to discard the unused food and start fresh at the next feeding. 

                          Provide a safe, quiet eating place 

                          Many cats prefer small frequent meals. A safe, quiet spot to eat undisturbed is ideal for your feline companion to eat comfortably. Choose a location where there is not a lot of noise, foot traffic, or other furry friends who may try to steal the food, as a busy eating location may cause stress for your cat. Stress during mealtime may prevent a cat from eating or cause them to eat too quickly. Some cats may still prefer to have their human family member with them when they eat, so it may be helpful to find a balance between finding a safe quiet space and not being completely isolated. 

                          Variety may be overwhelming 

                          Offering too many tasty options may also cause a companion animal to be finicky. When offering a new type of food, mix it in with their current food and gradually increase the ratio of the old type of food to the new food. It could be beneficial to try a variety of different feeding dish options (such as stainless steel or glass instead of plastic, a plate instead of a bowl, a raised dish, etc.) Using a dish holder or rubber mat under a dish may also help if the food dish is unsteady or sliding around. 

                          In extreme cases, if a picky eater is not consuming enough food, it is suggested to add in a bit of salt-free chicken or vegetable broth, fresh or frozen, water-based vegetables or a dry, scrambled egg. This recommendation applies for both cats and dogs. We suggest checking with your veterinarian before altering your furry companion’s diet. 

                          Make food tasty 

                          For some dogs, warming up wet food in the microwave may make it more enjoyable. Heating food releases more odor and boosting the smell of the food may increase palatability. Ensure that the food is stirred after removing it from the microwave so that there are no hot spots that may injure your furry friend’s mouth. Alternatively, some furry friends prefer cool and frozen food! Adding salt-free chicken or beef broth, clam juice or tuna water over the food may also encourage your dog to eat as well. It is important to ensure that there are no onions or garlic in the broth as these can be toxic to animals. Changing up their food of choice, such as providing wet food when they usually only eat kibble or vice versa, could prompt them to try it. Remember to introduce new foods slowly to avoid upsetting your cat or dog’s digestive system. 

                          In extreme cases, to prevent prolonged lack of appetite which can be dangerous for your furry friend, your veterinarian may prescribe medication to increase your companion’s appetite. 

                          Be vigilant  

                          If your dog or cat’s appetite has suddenly changed, be vigilant. There could be an underlying health issue. Consulting with a veterinarian can rule out any health issues. If your animal is also experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or lethargy, seek veterinary care immediately.  

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

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                          5 fall pet hazards you wouldn’t expect https://thedogvisitor.com/5-fall-pet-hazards-you-wouldnt-expect https://thedogvisitor.com/5-fall-pet-hazards-you-wouldnt-expect As we step further into fall, with the crunch of leaves beneath our feet and our paws, it is important to be aware of safety concerns that come with the season. Here are 5 fall pet hazards you wouldn’t expect: 

                          Acorns and oak leaves: 

                          Acorns contain tannins, which when ingested, can upset your furry friend’s digestive tract. This can result in vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In some cases, kidney damage can also take place. Acorns can also be dangerous as they have the potential to cause blockages within the digestive tract, which can have serious consequences. Contact your veterinarian if you have any concerns.

                          Mushrooms:

                          Though mushrooms tend to be an issue more in the springtime; wet autumn seasons can also bring a lot of them out as well.  If your furry friend eats a wild mushroom, contact your veterinarian or animal poison control immediately. Learn more here on our blog.

                          Antifreeze:

                          If you’re winterizing your cottage, boat or RV, be mindful of antifreeze! Antifreeze is toxic to animals. Yet, it can be appealing to them because of its sweet taste. Always be on the lookout for antifreeze spills around your car and be sure to clean them up immediately. If you suspect your animal has ingested antifreeze, contact an emergency veterinarian right away. For more on antifreeze, click here.

                          Rodenticides:

                          When mice start to look for somewhere warm to spend the winter, many people turn to rodenticides. While we do not recommend the use of such products, if you are planning on using rodenticides, make sure they are placed in areas not accessible to your companion animals. As an alternative, we recommend a holistic deterrent of vinegar and pepper mix spray.

                          Essential oils:

                          If you like having candles or essential oils in your home to bring those fall smells, it’s important to know the potential risk for companion animals! Learn more about essential oils and your furry friends. 

                          For more fall safety tips visit our blog – 6 fall safety tips for your family. 

                          You can also read the ASPCA’s 5 toxic seasonal plants you don’t want your pet to fall for. 

                           

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                          Can my dog be trained not to chase cats? https://thedogvisitor.com/can-my-dog-be-trained-not-to-chase-cats https://thedogvisitor.com/can-my-dog-be-trained-not-to-chase-cats Dogs and cats can be known to be best of friends – or worst of foes! For dogs who have not been introduced to cats before, the urge to give chase can occur. When a cat is being chased, it creates a stressful and potentially dangerous environment for the cat and pushes them into survival mode. It can also cause accidents for a dog, such as running into traffic or entering another hazardous situation.  

                          There are steps you can take to work with your dog to increase their familiarity with cats, as well as develop their recall and cue training. This will encourage them to pay attention to you during an exciting situation, and help you train them not to chase cats. 

                          Good behaviour begins at home 

                          Before you introduce your dog to a new household family member, such as a cat, be sure to keep them safe and separate for the first few weeks. After that, allowing them to smell each other through a fenced space, like a baby gate, is best. You can also allow your dog to smell cat-related items prior to the introduction, such as cat toys or bedding. This will help your dog get familiarized with the cat’s scent. Keeping your dog on a leash may also be a good idea, in case they get overwhelmed with excitement at the presence of the new cat. 

                          Be sure to give your cat a space within your house that is off-limits for your dog. This should be done until they are acclimated to each other. Make sure to never leave a dog and cat alone together unattended. It is also important to always use positive reinforcement to reward good behaviour. For example, give your canine companion a treat whenever they are remaining calm around the cat, sitting when asked or not engaging with the cat. This will encourage your dog’s respect towards their new furry family member.  

                          Read more about introducing dogs and cats here on our blog. 

                          Work on canine cues 

                          You can use treats for both your cat and dog to keep them focused on you instead of each other in those first few meetings. Practice basic verbal cues with your dog such as stay, come, and leave it. You can also try clicker training as a way to create a positive bridge between your dog and your cat. Many dogs respond very well to clicker training when done correctly.  

                          If you find your dog is too enthusiastic with your new cat, consider speaking with an experienced professional positive reinforcement-based dog trainer or behaviourist. They can help you to reinforce your basic training and provide suggestions to keep both of your furry friends comfortable around each other. 

                          Click to learn more about choosing a dog trainer. 

                          In the neighbourhood 

                          Even if your dog is being respectful of cats in your household, always keep your dog on a leash when outside the home. This is not only in case they see a community cat, but for the general safety of your dog as well. Keep your dog on a leash unless in a safe and contained place. 

                          With proper training and methodical steps, many dogs learn respect and will become good friends with their new furry family member! More training tips here on ShelterHealthPro.com 

                           

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                          The Pack https://thedogvisitor.com/the-pack https://thedogvisitor.com/the-pack
                          November 20, 2020
                          The Pack

                          The weekend is going to the dogs! #PackedWeekend is a celebration of the unconditional love & bond that dogs and their humans share, taking place over three days in honor of the new Amazon Original competition series, The Pack. Brands like Sleepypod will celebrate with discounts, giveaways, upgrades and more.

                          The Pack, is a new global unscripted series that celebrates the unrivaled bond between dogs and their human companions. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and her canine co-host Lucy, the series features twelve teams of dogs and their humans on an epic adventure across multiple continents. The Amazon Original series The Pack will premiere later in 2020 on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.

                          At stake is a life-changing monetary prize for the winning duo ($500,000) and the animal charity of their choice ($250,000). Additionally, The Pack donated $250,000 during filming to multiple charities and animal rescue organizations in each country, helping to pay it forward to dogs and those who love them around the world!

                          To win the monetary prize for themselves and their charity, the teams will have to depend on their understanding of one another’s strengths and weaknesses and prove to have the strongest bond in the pack. In each locale, the human and dog duos will face fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompany the group on their exciting journey, making sure it is a positive experience for everyone.

                          #ThePackTV is available on Prime Video starting November 20, 2020. Meet us at the starting point: packedweekend.com. Need inspiration? Watch this incredible clip.

                           

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                          Is CBD Right For Your Dog? https://thedogvisitor.com/is-cbd-right-for-your-dog https://thedogvisitor.com/is-cbd-right-for-your-dog
                          January 12, 2021
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                          For a host of dog lovers, CBD has proved a miracle cure, helping dogs with everything from arthritis and seizures to pain and anxiety.

                           

                          CBD products have become increasingly popular, confirms Dr. Katherine Kramer, medical director for VCA-Canada Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital, a small animal integrative hospital in Vancouver, BC. “There is increasing evidence that CBD can be helpful for pets with arthritis or chronic pain, cancer, seizures, and some behavioural issues, such as anxiety, cognitive impairment.” Continue reading this article.

                           

                          Read this testimonial

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                          CBD Testimonial https://thedogvisitor.com/cbd-testimonial https://thedogvisitor.com/cbd-testimonial
                          January 13, 2021

                          Time and again we hear testimonials from dog lovers who are amazed at how effective CBD is in dealing with all manner of ailments. Following is a testimonial describing how CBD helped Titan the Golden Retriever. 

                           

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                          "I’m so glad I was led to Chris at Healthier Pet. A few weeks back my Golden Retriever, whom will be 13 in January, was at a vet visit and my world shattered when I was told Titan was in “end of life” stages. He’s such a puppy but his panting was insane, 24/7. His back legs are weak. Sadly, his body will fail him before his spunk for life runs out.

                          The next day Titan had a grooming appt and my groomer led me to Chris. I didn’t hesitate to go this route. I called him first thing the next morning, 8am, and asked him if it’s too early and he said nope! I’m up so I’m open! Perfect! We had a discussion about Titan and he was very informative. When we got off the phone, I ordered what he recommended and he had it delivered to my door before I got home from work. Titan started his first dose that evening. We’ve had to make some adjustments to the dose but we have him on the right amount now. He almost immediately started sleeping through the night and no waking up panting. He hasn’t woken up panting in 2 weeks. He barely ever pants anymore. He is a lot more adventurous with the stairs. He went down in the basement twice this weekend and it’s been months since he’s been down there. He does go upstairs every night to bed with me but it’s a process (I have a 2-story home so lots of stairs). My parents have said they see a big difference as well.

                          I am beyond happy with the results and support from Chris. He is there to answer every phone call and email. I cried happy tears knowing my pup is more comfortable than he was. I’m not sure how much time we have left together but I know for sure he’s comfortable and living his best life at almost 13!

                          Thank you, Chris! If anyone is considering this please give it a go, you won’t regret it. My thoughts were... if I didn’t try it, I’d never know. If I tried and it wasn’t successful, then I’d know I gave it a go. But we are very pleased with the results and as long as I got my goofy Golden he will have his happy medicine, aka CBD oil".

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                          Time and again we hear testimonials from dog lovers who are amazed at how effective CBD is in dealing with all manner of ailments. Following is a testimonial describing how CBD helped Titan, a Golden Retriever. 

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:45:42 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Traveling with a Yorkie to Mexico https://thedogvisitor.com/traveling-with-a-yorkie-to-mexico https://thedogvisitor.com/traveling-with-a-yorkie-to-mexico Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:45:32 -0800 Dog-Fancier Yorkie's Eyes are Starting to get Cloudy https://thedogvisitor.com/yorkies-eyes-are-starting-to-get-cloudy https://thedogvisitor.com/yorkies-eyes-are-starting-to-get-cloudy Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:45:32 -0800 Dog-Fancier Pets and Covid 19 Virus https://thedogvisitor.com/pets-and-covid-19-virus https://thedogvisitor.com/pets-and-covid-19-virus Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:45:31 -0800 Dog-Fancier Fred Goes to His Forever Home https://thedogvisitor.com/fred-goes-to-his-forever-home https://thedogvisitor.com/fred-goes-to-his-forever-home Today Fred went to his forever home. He’s going to be so, so loved. He has three other fur siblings and two great parents. His family – and extended family – has been involved with SNORT either through adoptions and/or fostering so I am so confident this is the perfect home for him.

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                          I miss him. A lot. Pugs have a way of making sure they are a part of every single aspect of your life. I couldn’t shower without him in the same room, eat without him in the same room, sleep without him in the same room. I couldn’t even get up from the couch to get a snack without him following me – assuming he was awake, that is!

                          I love fostering but each dog leaves a hole when they leave. I loved having my little buddy around for the last two months and I’m definitely feeling the loss of Fred.

                          As usual, I don’t think Lucy will care that he’s gone. Minus that one week where he decided she was irresistible, they’ve largely ignored each other. She’s certainly not attached to him and I think she’ll be glad to go back to being the only dog. And I will likely (maybe?) be taking a semi-extended break from fostering. I’ve taken a part-time job – it’s not a tremendous number of hours by any means, but should I wind up with a foster that has extensive medical issues or behavioral issues, it won’t be easy to balance two dogs and two jobs. Lucy is just flat out the easiest dog ever so one easy dog and two jobs sounds a lot better for the time being.

                          Of course, don’t hold me to that. I love fostering and who knows what sweet face will need a foster home that I can’t say “no” to.

                          But back to Fred. As usual, I want to document everything I want to remember about him, so here’s the list:

                          How he had to grab a stuffed toy to bring me when I walked in the door.  

                          How for the first few weeks he routinely poked his head in the shower while I was in there – like he was just making sure I was still there. All of a sudden, the curtain would move and there was Fred’s face with a goofy smile on it before he’d turn around and leave, knocking bottles off the shower ledge with his tail as he went.

                          How his back legs gave out on non-carpeted surfaces. This isn’t a great thing to remember except that it usually happened when he was just so happy and running in circles or running over to me. And it did not faze him in the least.

                          The patio door, of course. His version of doggie TV. He was just obsessed. It’s sadly a big reason I didn’t keep him – he just barked too much for an apartment environment. He literally sat at the door all day long just watching the world go by. It’s also why I now have frosted decals on the doors…

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                          How he ate. Let’s just say there was a large bath towel under his food mat for a reason and that bath towel was washed every three days…

                          His kisses. He freely gave out kisses when in close proximity. Unfortunately, he had bad breath, so the odor of his kisses lingered on my face…

                          His snorts. He was snortiest of snorty dogs I’ve ever had. At times I became worried his pneumonia was coming back but it’s really just how he was. It’s going to be weird falling asleep tonight without Fred’s sweet snores.

                          His deafness, of course. I’ve never had a fully deaf dog. Lady was really close, but she could still hear loud noises. Fred heard absolutely nothing. It was both a blessing and a curse. It prevented him from barking even more since he couldn’t hear any noises, but it was also hard to correct him, get his attention, etc. However, it also allowed me to get some really, really good sleeping pics of him and also allowed me to come home and see what he was up to because he couldn’t hear the door open.

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                          How he was a typical Velcro pug who had to be with me (or any human) at all times.

                          How for the first month he largely ignored Lucy but then a flip switched and all of a sudden, Lucy became the single most important and irresistible thing in his life. He wanted to be as close to her as possible at all times. And then in a week, he went back to largely ignoring her. Who knows what was going through his head.

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                          His attention span. It was five seconds, max, in regards to people.

                          His soft, soft fur.

                          Like Kramer, he made me laugh every single day. Like the day he walked into the bathroom wearing one of my tank tops he’d accidentally walked into as it lay draped over my drying rack. Or the time I buckled him safely ONTO the backseat of my car only to feel his head next to my elbow 30 seconds later – apparently the seat-belt harness wasn’t quite short enough. How one day I was blow drying my hair and he spent the entire time behind the shower curtain with just his head peeking out.

                          27654999_10101712634573519_4671124863608287896_n (1).jpgI’ve now had five pugs foster versus four bulldogs but don’t worry – bulldogs are still my number one. I just don’t have a ton of space for a second bulldog and technically my apartment complex has now put a ban on bulldogs; Lucy got grandfathered in but now I’m not supposed to add a second. I could probably skirt around that rule – I’ve seen a Pitbull or two in my complex and they have never been allowed – but it’s not worth the fight. So, pugs it is for now.

                          So foster adventure #9 has come to an end. As usual, nothing but thankful I got to foster yet another dog. Fred made my life happier and now he’s living out his golden years in a loving home.

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                          Will I Foster Again? https://thedogvisitor.com/will-i-foster-again https://thedogvisitor.com/will-i-foster-again It’s been several months since Fred was adopted – three-plus months, to be more precise. My first foster, Cindy, was adopted five years ago yesterday and since her, I’ve welcomed eight more fosters. Their stays have ranged from six weeks to 17 months, but I always try to give myself, and Lucy, a few months between fosters. At best, Lucy tolerates the fosters (except Violet – she adored that dog) and so every time I foster, it comes with mixed emotions. Personally, I seem to need fosters. Fostering puts me in a good place mentally. But Lucy just doesn’t enjoy it. Again, she tolerates the fosters, but she doesn’t enjoy them. And as she gets older, it becomes harder and harder for me to continuing imposing other dogs on her.

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                          She really, really likes being an only dog.

                          Which begs the question – will I foster again? I just don’t know. Selfishly, I hope so. But it really isn’t fair to Lucy. I am currently dogsitting and knew well in advance that I would be dogsitting this week, so I’ve had to say no for a while to fostering. But once I’m done dogsitting? Again, I simply don’t know. Fostering has been a huge part of my life and identity for five-plus years and I’m not sure I can definitively say “no.” But it also doesn’t feel right to say “yes” when Lucy is pretty unhappy sharing her space and toys and is getting progressively unhappier with each foster.

                          So, Lucy and I will continue to take it day by day. If what seems to be the “right” foster comes across, I may say yes. But Lucy is my number one priority and I don’t want her to be miserable because of my selfish choices.

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                          Life https://thedogvisitor.com/life https://thedogvisitor.com/life
                        5. Lucy and I have quickly gotten adjusted to life without Fred. I miss him tons, but it helps immensely that I’ve gotten regular updates. Fred is thriving and that’s what makes it all worth it.
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                          • It looks like I will not be running – let alone racing – the Broad Street Run in 2 ½ weeks. I’ve had some aching around the spot in which I had a pretty severe stress fracture seven years ago. It’s likely a stress reaction – a precursor to a full-on stress fracture. While I might be able to run the race because it’s mostly an ache and not sharp pain, 10 miles of pounding is not a smart idea – that’s how I wound up with a stress fracture all those years ago in the first place. I’m bummed because the race is a historic one in which you can pretty much only gain entry via the lottery (professionals and fundraisers are the exceptions, I think); the odds were slim to be picked and yet I was and now I can’t run it.
                          • My goal is to be healthy to run a Vineyard run in mid-May; I ran it last year and while I’d like to be faster this year, that’s clearly not going to happen with any serious training on hold. So, the ability to run four, pain-free miles will be my goal.
                          • I signed up for a partner CrossFit competition in New Jersey in early June; a friend and I are partnering up for a Barbells for Bullies competition. The group primarily supports pit bulls but also fundraises for all bullie breeds, so obviously it was a personal cause for me. I could care less how I do. I’m in it for fun. Truly.
                          • No real vacation this summer; trying hard to save money to buy a condo/house by November of 2019. I had hoped to buy this November (my apartment lease is up each December), but I think another 18 months to save money is the smarter move, especially considering I will need a new (used) car in the not-so-distant future and I’d like to pay cash for it.
                          • Speaking of saving money, I started a new, part-time job this past Friday. I am working (very) part-time at a local winery storefront. It’s very few hours a month – maybe once a week, max. Clearly, I’m not in it entirely for the money, but it doesn’t hurt, that’s for sure. I love wine and combined with the fact that it’s minimal hours, it is a perfect fit. I just have to make sure I don’t buy more wine than the money I’m making from the job.
                          • Lucy has her annual physical next month; we have a lot of work to do in four weeks to get her weight down…

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                            Yeah, everything is currently a bit tight on Lucy…

                          And that’s recent life in a nutshell.

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                          The Long Haired French Bulldog https://thedogvisitor.com/the-long-haired-french-bulldog https://thedogvisitor.com/the-long-haired-french-bulldog If you have ever seen a long haired French Bulldog, you already know these little guys are crazy cute! But there’s actually a lot more to know about these fluffy Frenchies before you decide whether or not they are the right dog for your home and your family. So let’s find out everything there is to know about the long haired French Bulldog. 

                          Long haired French Bulldogs are playful, friendly, and confident dogs. While they are a rare breed, as the long hair is quite uncommon, their general disposition, size, and life expectancy are exactly the same as a regular Frenchie. 

                          If you want to learn everything there is to know about fluffy Frenchies. This is exactly the article you were looking for! We are going to discuss what makes a long haired French Bulldog, as well as how much they cost, and a little more about their physical health and personality characteristics so you can confidently decide if one of these little ones might be right for you! 

                          What Breeds Make a Long Haired French Bulldog?

                          The first question most people ask when seeing a long haired French Bulldog for the first time is: What breeding has made this incredibly cute animal?

                          Here’s the thing long haired French Bulldogs are actually not two breeds at all but are simply purebred Frenchies with a gene anomaly. 

                          Most French Bulldogs have just one of the recessive L4 gene; therefore, they have a short coat, but they can pass it on to their puppies. But Frenchies with two copies of the L4 gene, one from each parent, will be born with long hair.

                          Obviously, not all French Bulldogs have the L4 gene; otherwise, they would all have long hair! But when two Frenchies who do have the gene mate, a fluffy Frenchie is born. 

                          Although this is the most widely accepted answer to their long hair, some have argued that you can also make a long haired French Bulldog by breeding a French Bulldog with either a Pekinese or a long haired Chihuahua. But this theory is not generally supported by the veterinarian community. 

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                          Are Long Haired French Bulldogs Purebred?

                          Because long haired French Bulldogs are born from two Frenchie parents, they certainly are considered purebred. 

                          However, they are not considered to be a breed of their own with the AKC, the American Kennel Club, but a variety of the accredited French Bulldog breed. 

                          If getting a purebred dog is important to you, you certainly can still opt for a long haired French Bulldog. However, it’s essential to note that they are not allowed to compete in accredited shows. 

                          For this reason, and because they are so cute and friendly, fluffy Frenchies usually end up in family homes. 

                          How Much are Long Haired French Bulldogs?

                          If you’re thinking that a long haired French Bulldog may be a wonderful addition to your family and your home, you may be wondering how much one will cost. 

                          Because fluffy Frenchies are quite rare, they are typically more expensive than a standard French Bulldog

                          As a comparison, French Bulldogs usually cost anywhere between $1,500 and $3,000, whereas long haired French Bulldogs can have a hefty price tag of $5,000 to $10,000. 

                          The price is determined not only by a dog’s appearance but also by its health. It’s important when finding a breeder that they offer a certificate of sale as well as an adorable puppy. 

                          Besides being quite hard to find, fluffy Frenchies are so expensive because, in order to prove that they are 100% Bulldog, the breeder needs to perform an expensive DNA test. 

                          Although they are extremely expensive, people around the world are still choosing to take home long haired French Bulldogs if they can find one!

                          Personality Traits of Long Haired French Bulldogs

                          Before deciding if the high price tag is worth it, it’s important to understand a little more about what these super cute dogs are like! 

                          So what are the personality traits of a long haired French Bulldog?

                          IntelligentAffectionate
                          PlayfulEven-tempered 
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                          Essentially, fluffy Frenchies are exactly like their short-haired brothers and sisters: they want a lot of your attention, want to play, they will be kind to your family and strangers, and are quite smart and easy to train. 

                          Although they are a small breed, approximately 12 inches tall and only 16-28 pounds at their full size, they love to exercise! 

                          If you opt for a long haired French Bulldog, you should be prepared for lots of playing and a whole lot of affection! 

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                          Are Fluffy Frenchies Healthy?

                          When considering which breed of dog is best for your family, it’s also essential to understand any health concerns they typically have. 

                          The first thing to note is that fluffy Frenchies, like short-haired French Bulldogs, love food! Because they are quite small, it is easy for a Frenchie to become overweight. Experts recommend never free feeding a Frenchie and ensuring it gets plenty of exercises.

                          While their tiny faces are incredibly cute, unfortunately, the squished nose results from years of breeding and can cause problems with their breathing. Even though Frenchie loves to exercise, they can overheat easily. If you notice that your pup is having trouble breathing, make sure you stop playtime and give them time to catch their breath. 

                          Again, due to their facial structure, long haired and short-haired French Bulldogs often have problems with their eyes. These problems can include glaucoma, corneal ulcers, and cataracts, and the only real way to ensure their eyes stay healthy is with consistent visits to the vet. 

                          It’s vital that you keep your long haired Frenchie clean. They are prone to skin problems such as eczema and other allergies, so bathing them on a regular basis is a must. 

                          Although Frenchies seem to like water, they are not great swimmers. Because of their short legs and disproportionately heavy bodies, you should not leave your Frenchie alone around bodies of water. 

                          While this may seem like a lot of potential health problems, when properly looked after, long haired Frenchies can live long and healthy lives until they are 10-14 years old. 

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                          Do Long Haired Frenchies Shed?

                          Most small dogs have short or hypoallergenic hair and are a great choice for people with allergies. 

                          Unfortunately, long haired Frenchies do not fall into this category. They shed quite a lot of hair all year round and will have a big shedding season at least once yearly. 

                          Long haired French Bulldogs are not a great option if you have allergies to dogs. 

                          Final Thoughts 

                          So, is a long haired French Bulldog the right option for your family? Well, that’s up to you to decide! 

                          Without a doubt, if you bring home a long haired Frenchie, they will shower you with affection, crave your love, and be one of the cutest little pups in the neighborhood. 

                          However, their high price point and possible health concerns do deter some potential owners. 

                          Hopefully, you now have all the information you could possibly need about long haired Frenchies and can confidently decide if you want to find one to take home!

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:43:16 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Do Basset Hounds Shed? – Learn More https://thedogvisitor.com/do-basset-hounds-shed-learn-more https://thedogvisitor.com/do-basset-hounds-shed-learn-more Yes, Basset Hounds do shed. Based on their shedding patterns, basset hounds can be considered moderate to heavy shedders. The coats of the Basset Hound tend to be short, smooth, and water-resistant, making them relatively easy to maintain. Remember that they shed all year round, so brushing them regularly is necessary to keep this under control.

                          If you already have a pet dog at home, you are likely already familiar with the concept of shedding. Many dogs shed their coat to maintain a healthy core temperature, so in the warm months, the coat will be lighter, and in the winter, it will be heavier. During the shedding process, a dog’s dead and damaged fur is shed to make way for healthier, newer hair growth.

                          All dogs shed naturally and cannot be prevented from doing so. Imagine a situation where the skin appears distressed or unhealthy due to excessive shedding. If that is the case, there is likely an underlying medical condition that must be treated.

                          Other factors that affect shedding, such as the season, the dog’s age, the dog’s diet, the condition of the dog’s coat, and so on, can also affect shedding. Allergies or other underlying health conditions can also cause some cases. Your veterinarian will be able to assist you if you have any concerns.

                          The Basset Hounds Coat

                          Basset hound coats are naturally oily, and it serves as an effective rain shield and allows them to shrug off being wet with ease. There will be times when a basset will need to be bathed, but not too frequently to affect the oiliness of the coat.

                          To get to know your dog’s coat, you must spend time with them and adjust accordingly. If you do not feel that your Basset requires a bath, there’s not much reason to bath it.

                          Bathing helps to dislodge a great deal of excess hair and, in doing so, will reduce the amount of hair that is strewn about the house; additionally, they will smell great as well.

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                          Is Your Bassett Hound Overshedding?

                          A dog can shed excessively for several reasons. You should check the animal’s hair as one of the first things you need to do if such a thing happens. The hair should have a healthy sheen to it. Do you notice any discoloration or flakiness beneath the fur, or does the skin appear flaky or dry?

                          Imbalanced Diet: Poor diet is the number one reason why Basset Hounds shed excessive amounts of hair. When you buy a 40lb bag of cheap food, and suddenly your dog starts shedding more than usual, this is usually a good sign something is not right.
                          While the food meets the minimum requirements for quality, it may lack sufficient protein or nutrients for your dog.
                          Stress: Stress can also cause excessive hair loss. Furthermore, suppose your Basset Hound’s routine has recently changed, or a new pet has recently been added to the household. In that case, the stress of those changes can increase shedding.
                          Parasites: You may notice your Basset Hound, which is excessively scratching, is infested with fleas, ticks, or mange mites. In addition to the itching and scratching caused by these parasites, the itching and scratching can also result in more serious health issues, such as rashes and secondary skin infections.
                          Underlying Diseases: A large amount of hair loss may also be caused by hormonal imbalances. When they are younger, some breeds lose a great deal of hair after having their puppies spayed or neutered. Notice shedding on different parts of your Basset Hounds body, clumps of shedding, or skin discoloration. These could also be symptoms of various serious problems such as bacterial infections, ringworms, and other fungal infections, thyroid diseases, Cushing’s disease, skin allergies, inflammatory bowel conditions, and genetic disorders associated with your skin.
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                          How to Look After Your Shedding Basset Hound

                          Brushing

                          Basset Hounds do not need to be difficult to manage regarding shedding. If you are looking for quality coat supplements and tools that do cleaning and washing your dog a breeze, we have a few suggestions.

                          There is no need to worry about whether your dog has hypoallergenic fur or not as long as it is brushed regularly. As a result of their short coat, Basset Hounds don’t have to worry about matting. You should, however, use equipment suitable for your Basset Hound’s coat.

                          Since Basset Hounds do not have heavy double coats, using heavy-duty tools is not necessary when grooming with them. Your veterinarian may recommend brushing your dog’s hair once a week due to the thin coat it has. You should be careful with this brush to avoid injuring your dog’s skin.

                          You should avoid brushing them too frequently as this can irritate their skin. As a result, it is not a good idea to brush the same area too often. However, during the shedding season, you may want to consider brushing twice a week.

                          Washing

                          Another method to control the amount of shedding that Basset Hounds exhibit is to bathe them regularly. You must bathe your dog at least four times a year. Depending on how clean your dog is, he may shed more or less depending on the condition of his coat.

                          Dogs that play outside more often might need to be bathed more often than pets that don’t play outdoors. However, trying to strike the right balance can be challenging. In conclusion, it is preferable not to give your Basset so many bathes in a row. As a result, a dog’s coat contains natural oils, which prevent the fur from drying out due to direct sunlight.

                          Bathing the Basset Hound too often results in the loss of their natural oils, so their coats will become dull and dry if they are too frequently bathed. If your veterinarian recommends that you bathe your dog more frequently, you may need to do so regularly.

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                          Shampoos for Shedding Basset Hound

                          Bassets should not be bathed with human shampoo. Compared with a human, the skin of a dog is extremely delicate. As opposed to humans, who have 10-15 layers of skin, dogs only have 3-5 layers of skin.
                          If you are buying shampoo for your four-legged friend, you must ensure that it is designed for your pet. The process is very low cost, and if you do it, you’ll be able to make your Basset happier than ever before. It is important to also take into consideration that there are a lot of other chemical compounds that may also be harmful to your dog.

                          Fatty Acids For Dogue Basset Hound

                          When the shine of your Bassett hound coat starts to fade, which is often an indication of the coat’s ill health, the use of omega-6 supplements can help restore the shine. There is no need to purchase your dog’s vitamins and minerals from the pet store, as pet stores sell omega-6 supplements. Still, sunflower or sunflower oil can also be used.

                          It is believed that corn, evening primrose oil, and borage oil all contain omega-6 oil. There is also evidence that fat obtained from pork and poultry is beneficial. It is highly recommended that you consult your veterinarian before adding supplements to your dog’s diet.

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                          The French Bulldog Corgi Mix: Learn More! https://thedogvisitor.com/the-french-bulldog-corgi-mix-learn-more https://thedogvisitor.com/the-french-bulldog-corgi-mix-learn-more The French Bulldog and the Corgi are both smart, social, and small-sized dogs with many personalities. They are two of the most popular dog breeds in recent years to develop hybrids. Corgi and French Bulldog hybrids are increasingly becoming more popular among dog owners looking to adopt a dog of smaller stature that can serve as an excellent family friend while also not requiring much exercise or space to thrive.

                          What is a French Bulldog Corgi mix called?

                          Pembroke Corgi and French Bulldog combine to create the French Corgi.

                          Corgi Bulldog Mix – What to Know About This Mix

                          The Corgi Bulldog mix crosses the Corgi and the Bulldog breeds. The French Corgi usually incorporates the Pembroke Corgi rather than the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and exhibits some exaggerated features of both parents. And while many people have been asking breeders to create more of these hybrid dogs, it’s important to know that a Corgi Bulldog mix is not the same as a French Bulldog Corgi Mix.

                          The French Bulldog is a purebred that’s been bred with many different breeds, while the Corgi is a purebred whose genetic makeup has been kept intact. You’ll notice that a Corgi Bulldog mix will have a different appearance than a French Bulldog Corgi Mix, as well as different personalities and expected health issues.

                          The French Bulldog Corgi Mix: Learn More! 1

                          French Bulldog and Corgi backgrounds

                          As dog breeds have been bred for a specific purpose, their background can significantly impact their temperament, especially after generations of breeding.  

                          Corgis were bread for Herding.

                          According to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi lineage, the breed has been traced back to 1107 AD and was originally bred for herding purposes. There is a prevailing belief that Flemish weavers introduced their dogs to Wales. There is a possibility that these dogs had origins in central Europe, but their development occurred in Pembrokeshire.

                          As a breed, Pembroke Welsh Corgis have been categorized as heelers. Despite their shorter limbs, Corgis can maintain exceptional levels of agility and athletic ability. Their job is to muster the cattle from the rear, with sharp nips to the heels as necessary. The fact that they have a low build and are extremely agile made them the perfect fit to do the job.

                          The French Bulldog is a companion dog. 

                          It is believed that the French Bulldog evolved from a cross between a miniature and toy English Bulldog. When bullbaiting was suddenly prohibited in the early 1800s, fanciers created the Toy Bulldog to replace the standard.

                          During the Industrial Revolution in the 1860s, artisans were forced to move to Normandy, France. As part of this migration, they brought their dogs. This is where the French Bulldog took its final form. The Frenchie had a rounder head and fewer wrinkles than the English Bulldog. It is believed that regional Rat Terriers and Pugs contributed to the further expansion of the breed.

                          How Big is a Full-Grown French Bulldog Corgi Mix?

                          Depending on how the breeder crosses the Corgi with the Bulldog, the resulting French Bulldog Corgi mix can range significantly in size. Smaller French Bulldog Corgi mixes will likely resemble the Corgi in size, while larger mixes will more closely resemble the Bulldog.

                          At the most extreme end of the spectrum, a full-grown French Bulldog Corgi mix can weigh 35 pounds and be about 10 inches tall at the shoulder. At the other end of the spectrum, a French Bulldog Corgi mix can weigh between 15 and 30 pounds and be about 8 inches tall at the shoulder.

                          The French Bulldog and the Corgi are both smart, social, and small-sized dogs with many personalities. They are two of the most popular dog breeds in recent years to develop hybrids. Corgi and French Bulldog hybrids are increasingly becoming more popular among dog owners looking to adopt a dog of smaller stature that can serve as an excellent family friend while also not requiring much exercise or space to thrive.

                          Exercise needs of the French Corgi

                          The amount of exercise your French Bulldog Corgi Mix can handle depends on how short their face is. A dog with a shorter muzzle is less likely to be able to cool air as effectively as those with a longer snout. While exercising, they will have trouble breathing and become overheated. 

                          It is recommended that the French Bulldog Corgi Mix be exercised at least 30 minutes per day, split over several sessions. To engage your dog’s mind regularly, consider integrating training and mental games into their daily routine and spring surprises and adventures from time to time. It is advisable to exercise caution in warmer weather, especially in summer. 

                          Pros of Owning a French Corgi

                          The French Bulldog Corgi mix will make a great family dog, and many owners who adopt this breed describe it as a friendly and outgoing dog that loves socializing. The Corgi in this dog’s bloodline means it will be active and require daily exercise, but it should be okay with living in an apartment as long as it gets a couple of walks each day. The Corgi Bulldog mix also has low grooming needs and is a healthy breed that is not prone to many serious health conditions. French Bulldogs are also easy to train and can be good with children, as they are patient and affectionate dogs.

                          Cons of Owning a French Bulldog Corgi Mix

                          While the French Bulldog Corgi mix is a gentle and affectionate dog with a low energy level, it does require daily exercise. If you can’t commit to walking your dog at least once a day, it’s best not to adopt this breed, as this dog will be unhappy without a daily walk. French bulldogs are also prone to developing health conditions, including brachycephalic syndrome, breathing problems, eye problems, allergies, hip dysplasia, and skin problems. This hybrid dog may be a good choice for you if you want a low-maintenance dog that is healthy for its entire life, but it’s important to consider the potential health issues that come with this breed.

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                          Corgi Bulldog Mix Behavior

                          It’s difficult to guess the exact personality of a French Bulldog Corgi mix based on the genetic background of both the Corgi and the Bulldog. The Corgi in this dog’s bloodline means it will be more active and extroverted than a typical Bulldog. A good trait to note about the Corgi Bulldog mix is that it is an easygoing dog that doesn’t require much training. This breed is eager to please, so it’s unlikely that you’ll have trouble training it.

                          Corgi Bulldog Mix Appearance

                          The appearance of a French Bulldog Corgi mix can vary greatly because dog breeders can use different methods to create this breed. For example, breeders can use a full-sized Corgi to cross with a Bulldog, or they can use a miniature Corgi to cross with a Bulldog. If a full-sized Corgi is crossed with a Bulldog, the resulting French Bulldog Corgi mix will look like a shorter and stubbier version of the Corgi. On the other hand, if a miniature Corgi is crossed with a Bulldog, the resulting French Bulldog Corgi mix will look like a more athletic version of the Corgi.

                          Coat

                          Two types of hair lengths are available for Corgis: shorter and longer hair. The long-hair variety is less common than the short-hair variety and is believed to be regulated by the gene called “FGF5”. The great thing for those who adore short-haired dogs is French bulldogs generally have short, sleek coats. The rare Corgi long-hair trait should not appear in your mixed breed dog if it is a French bulldog or Corgi.

                          Color

                          It is well known that Corgis can be found in a variety of colors, such as: 

                          RedSable
                          FawnBlack/tan

                          As far as white markings are concerned, they can be found on either side of the animal. In addition to white, cream, and fawn, French Bulldogs can come in various colors.

                          The following colors can also be seen on them:

                          White markingsBlack masks
                          BrindlePiebald
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                          Size

                          Generally speaking, Corgis are small, sturdy dogs with a low setting. It is common for them to weigh between 25 and 38 pounds. The French Bulldog is a compact, heavy-boned dog with a large head and strong legs. It is not unusual for them to be as heavy as 28 pounds. Because each parent breed is relatively small, a mixed breed would likely weigh from 20 to 40 pounds.

                          Features

                          French Bulldogs and Corgis have also developed several distinctive physical characteristics that make them immediately distinguishable from other breeds. Short legs, as well as a long back, are the distinguishing characteristics of Corgis.

                          It is common to see French Bulldogs with flat faces, wrinkled snouts, and a flat face accompanied by wrinkled skin. A French Bulldog Corgi mix puppy could possess either or a combination of the following characteristics, depending on how they are bred.

                          French Corgi Exercise

                          The amount of exercise your French Bulldog Corgi Mix can handle depends on how short their face is. While exercising, they will have trouble breathing and become overheated. A dog with a shorter muzzle is less likely to be able to cool air as effectively as those with a longer snout. 

                          French Corgi Temperament

                          Unlike other breeds, bulldogs tend to be low excitable and bark like a watchdog more than other breeds. In comparison to bulldogs, corgis have a slightly higher level of excitability.

                          In this case, it is possible to have either a temperament similar to a French Bulldog or a temperament similar to a Corgi. When the Corgi genes come through, guests may receive a loud welcome at the door  . No matter how you look at it, their energy level is comparatively low, so you will have a calm puppy most of the time.

                          French Bulldog Corgi Mix Health

                          It is important to remember that dogs of mixed breeds do not just inherit the appearance and personality of their parents. It is also possible for them to be born with the same predispositions to diseases. These are some of the most prevalent health issues associated with their parents’ breeds.

                          Corgi Health

                          Several diseases can affect Corgis:

                          Bladder stonesHip dysplasiaEye diseaseEpilepsyCanine Intervertebral Disc Diseasecorgi and french bulldog mix

                          Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease

                          The condition is also known for abnormal back length, which manifests in gradual skeletal failure with advancing age. Other problematic disorders can be caused by CIVDD, such as degenerative lumbar stenosis, which affects the spine’s nerves.

                          Magnetic Resonance Imaging is available as a test for CIVDD. Early detection can lead to preventive treatment, so make sure you speak with your veterinarian as soon as possible.

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                          French Bulldog Health

                          There are several risk factors associated with French bulldogs, including:

                          Flat face (brachycephaly)Congenital Heart DiseaseHemivertebraeCanine Atopic Dermatitis welsh corgi french bulldog mix

                          Brachycephaly

                          Breeders have selectively enhanced the flat face of Frenchies throughout the years as it is part of the breed standard. Many health concerns are associated with flat faces, some of which are serious. Among these concerns are:

                          Choking episodes regularlyProblems with sleepRecovering from exercise takes a long timeBreathing loudlyWarm weather makes it impossible to exercise longer than ten minutesProblems eatingRespiratory problems worsen in warm temperaturescorgi mix french bulldog

                          Consult your veterinarian about all your Frenchie mix health concerns, even though they may appear normal based on their breed.  

                          Hemivertebrae

                          In the case of dogs, their tails are extensions of their spines. There is an increased possibility of abnormal spinal bones called hemivertebra in dogs whose tails are short and tightly curled, such as the French Bulldog. Sometimes, these problems can be very painful and cause neurological and severe pain.

                          French Bulldog Corgi Mix Health

                          Several problems are associated with the backs of French Bulldogs and Corgis. According to reports of crossbreeding, these problems are likely to be worsened rather than reduced. The French Bulldog Corgi mix will likely inherit its parents’ disease susceptibility.

                          Furthermore, many French Bulldogs are bred to have flat faces, which has negative health consequences.
                          Because of these reasons, it is not recommended to keep the French Bulldog Corgi mix as a companion solely based on health reasons. You should be ready for considerable care obligations during your dog’s lifespan if you get an early diagnosis that your dog has these issues. Typically, a French Bulldog Corgi mix lives between 10 and 15 years.

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                          Does French Corgi Make Good Family Dogs?

                          The French Bulldog and Corgi parents are both affectionate and friendly, so your mixed breed will surely please your family. However, it is advisable to think carefully before bringing a French Bulldog or Corgi mix into your home due to serious health problems.


                          Children should also be at least eight before obtaining a dog with Corgi origins since these dogs are independent. Despite their health problems, French Bulldogs are still considered one of the most beloved breeds of family pets. However, many families find it difficult to cope with their health issues.  


                          Furthermore, French Bulldogs are increasingly being surrendered to animal shelters because their owners cannot afford the vet bills.

                          The Bottom Line

                          The French Bulldog Corgi mix is a cute hybrid dog with a playful and friendly personality. This breed is easygoing and has low grooming needs, although it does require daily exercise. The French Bulldog Corgi mix is prone to breeding certain health conditions and can be a bit more challenging to train than other breeds.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:43:15 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          My Poetry https://thedogvisitor.com/my-poetry https://thedogvisitor.com/my-poetry
                          Available on Amazon in print or Kindle.
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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:42:54 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Fall training is Starting https://thedogvisitor.com/fall-training-is-starting https://thedogvisitor.com/fall-training-is-starting Eventually it gets cool enough to start running again. Now at 14 months old, Ivan can run as much as I want him to. Starting out slow is always a good idea.

                          October 1st, 2021
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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:42:54 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          100 Miles https://thedogvisitor.com/100-miles https://thedogvisitor.com/100-miles Thanks to the heat we haven’t had any run time for a couple of months. It cooled off enough for a short run. Not much, but it was what we all needed. One year old and Ivan has a hundred miles in harness. No more than 1.5 miles per run. He is a natural runner, I see good things in his future as an adult.

                          Big Boys run Short but sweet.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:42:54 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Ways to Save Money When Making Homemade Dog Treats https://thedogvisitor.com/ways-to-save-money-when-making-homemade-dog-treats https://thedogvisitor.com/ways-to-save-money-when-making-homemade-dog-treats Holy woof! Have you guys seen the cost of groceries out there? In a time when inflation is through the roof, it feels like everything costs twice as much as …

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:41:54 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Dogs Before Dudes Free Downloadable Digital Wallpapers for Dog Lovers https://thedogvisitor.com/dogs-before-dudes-free-downloadable-digital-wallpapers-for-dog-lovers https://thedogvisitor.com/dogs-before-dudes-free-downloadable-digital-wallpapers-for-dog-lovers Another panini-years Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. And for those of us still trying to navigate dating in an apocalypse, it’s tough out there. With a ton of restrictions …

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:41:54 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Fall Flavors You Can Share With Your Dog That Aren’t Pumpkin Spice https://thedogvisitor.com/fall-flavors-you-can-share-with-your-dog-that-arent-pumpkin-spice https://thedogvisitor.com/fall-flavors-you-can-share-with-your-dog-that-arent-pumpkin-spice It’s that season. You know the one I mean. Not Autumn. Pumpkin Spice Season. Everyone who has ever tried to sell you anything is going to spend the next 6 …

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:41:53 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Crossing the Rainbow Bridge https://thedogvisitor.com/crossing-the-rainbow-bridge https://thedogvisitor.com/crossing-the-rainbow-bridge

                          It’s time to say goodbye to Norman

                          This is a difficult post to write. Honestly, I’ve been sitting on it for a while. Norman has been such a big part of our family for many years now. But now it’s time to say goodbye.

                          As you know, he had many health issues. Not the least of which was his allergies. We did our very best to keep him as healthy and happy as possible. But recently, his condition declined and it became too much.

                          I want to thank all of you for your support. For following Norman on the blog and social media. It’s been great receiving comments and hearing stories about your own pups. Hopefully we have been able to help each other a little along the way.

                          Our daughter is 4 years old and she doesn’t quite understand where he is and why he isn’t at the house anymore. She only knows he went to the vet and didn’t come home. Every time we drive by there, she says, “that’s where Norman is!”

                          She even wrote him a letter to drop off at the vet. She wrote it herself so it’s hard to read, but the top says “I love you Norman.” She’s the sweetest.

                          I do plan to continue updating the website and blog, including the newsletter. I know there are a lot of dogs out there with allergies and skin conditions that are very loved. And I’d like to do my best to provide helpful tips and offer any support I can.

                          Norman has allowed us to share this journey with many of you. And I’m grateful for that.

                          I don’t want to ramble on too much here. We love him and miss him very much. I wish we could have done even more for him, but I know Norman is in a better, more peaceful place.

                          I hope you and Murphy are having a blast together. Rest in peace.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:39:29 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Spring Allergies are Near: The Best Food for French Bulldogs https://thedogvisitor.com/spring-allergies-are-near-the-best-food-for-french-bulldogs https://thedogvisitor.com/spring-allergies-are-near-the-best-food-for-french-bulldogs The weather has been unseasonably warm in many parts of the US, causing spring to feel like it may arrive a bit early this year. Flowers and trees are blooming, which can wreak havoc on our allergies, and that includes our dogs. So let’s talk about the best ways to protect them. And the best food for french bulldogs.

                          Dogs are no different from humans in that when the weather is nice, they love enjoy the outdoors. Even if it’s just the backyard.

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                          However, fresh grown grass and gardens can cause our Frenchies to be exposed to a variety of toxic plants and allergens that can cause them great discomfort. If you fertilize your yard or spray for weeds, be sure you are using pet friendly products.

                          You’ll want to be sure you keep these items stored in a shed or on shelves in the garage so that curious frenchies can’t get in to them.

                          Wipe your Paws!

                          Of course you don’t want to keep your dog locked up indoors when the spring weather arrives. You will want to be sure to use a baby wipe to clean their paws and bellies after they’ve enjoyed some time rolling around in the grass. It’s a good idea to wipe down their face and ears as well.

                          If you want to be proactive you can put a light shirt on your dog for an extra layer between them and any allergens. If you do start to notice your pup itching or scratching more than normal, try an oatmeal bath. After you dry them off, rub some lotion or coconut oil on their skin.

                          If their discomfort progresses any further, make an appointment to visit with your vet. If you can head off any major allergy outbreak, it can save your Frenchie a lot of suffering; and you a lot of money.

                          So go on, get outside and play! Frenchies love to run around and be silly. Enjoy the nice weather, just be sure to take precautions so you don’t end up with an itchy pup!

                          Have You Tested Your Dog for Allergies Yet?

                          Ok, first if you haven’t tested your dog yet – or even if you have but it was inconclusive – I want to let you know about a pretty simple and easy at home test.

                          5 Strands Affordable Testing makes at home allergy tests for dogs. They test for hundreds of allergens, both food and environmental.

                          For the price, it’s a great way to get information on what is causing your dog all the bumps and redness and itchiness. If you want to check it out, click here to get more info —>> Affordable Allergy Testing Kit

                          Food Allergies

                          Many people believe that some dogs are genetically predisposed to develop allergies. So once there are exposed to the allergen, symptoms may soon follow. Symptoms of food allergies are much the same as those of environmental allergies.

                          Irritated or itchy skin, hair loss, and even ear infections. And unlike seasonal or environmental allergens like dust or pollen, your dog can’t avoid food. So if these symptoms seem to be chronic, it might be a food allergy.

                          A food allergy happens when the dog’s immune system misidentifies an ingredient (often a protein) as an invader. This causes the body to react accordingly and the resulting side effect is an itchy one.

                          Sometimes food allergies can be misidentified as food intolerance.

                          However, these symptoms tend to be more gastrointestinal, such as gas, vomiting, or diarrhea. null

                          Best Food for French Bulldogs

                          Let’s talk a bit more about food allergies. Honestly, there’s no easy way to deal with it. This journey is long and will consist of a lot of trial and error. Treatment will involve removing common allergens from their diet, then reintroducing them slowly to determine the culprit (or culprits).

                          Hypoallergenic food for dogs is available in both prescription and commercial options. And as always, you should consult your vet if you think your dog may have a food allergy.

                          Common Food Allergens

                          You shouldn’t be surprised to know that the most common triggers for food allergies are the most common ingredients in commercial dog foods. They include:

                          • Beef
                          • Chicken
                          • Corn
                          • Wheat
                          • Soy
                          • Fish
                          • Pork

                          Grains also come in to play. You will see a lot of companies boasting their hypoallergenic food for dogs as “grain free.” It’s actually not necessarily the grain that’s the problem. Often, the grains used in dog food are low quality, and can be contaminated with other allergens. Either way, eliminating grains from your dog’s diet is probably a good idea.

                          Here are a few of the best foods for french bulldogs that you might want to try:

                          Natural Balance Limited Ingredient – Sweet Potato & Venison

                          Hypoallergenic food for dogs

                          Wellness Simple Natural Limited ingredient Salmon & Potato

                          Hypoallergenic food for dogs

                          P.S. Limited Ingredient – Lamb (This is a 2 lb bag of food. Some people use it as a treat)

                          Hypoallergenic food for dogs

                          Environmental Allergies

                          This type of allergy is more common. Triggers include grass, pollen, ragweed, mold, and dust mites. Dogs can also be allergic to items found inside the house like cotton, wool, and chemicals in cleaners.

                          This type of allergy may be a little easier to identify. Your vet may run some tests, however they are never 100% accurate. But it may give you a starting point and help you know what to avoid.

                          There are definitely many treatment options available (believe me, we’ve been through them all!), so it’s important to work closely with your vet for the best way to manage the allergies.

                          Unfortunately allergies in dogs are quite common. And they will likely have more than one trigger. They may even have both food and environmental allergies.

                          It definitely requires some work and persistence to manage the symptoms and keep your dog comfortable. A healthy checking account doesn’t hurt either.

                          But we’re here to help! Well, not with the money part. You’re on your own there.

                          So if you’re lucky enough to have own a dog without any allergies at all, congrats! But if you’re like us, hopefully this information will help alleviate some of that itch.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:39:28 -0800 Dog-Fancier
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                          It’s hard to believe that Norman passed away more than a year ago. Our family has been talking about when to get another dog. But how long do we wait? What kind of dog would we get? Another frenchie? Honestly, probably not. I think it would be too hard.

                          Well, last week those questions were sort of answered for us. 

                          My wife got a call from her mom. She told us that a family friend needed to find a good home for two golden doodles. This family actually owned 4 of them! That’s a lot of fluff.

                          These two doodles, Sunny and Ginger, were working as comfort dogs at a funeral home that the family owns. Two of the employees were actually keeping the dogs. Well, those employees were mistreating the two dogs so they were fired. Apparently they were using shock collars on them, among other things.  

                          So the family brought the dogs back to their home while they looked for them a  good place to live. They have both been through obedience training, and Ginger is actually a certified service dog. 

                          Say Hello!

                          So we went to meet the family and the dogs a couple days later. Before we went, there was a lot of debate. We definitely wanted to get a dog, but two? And neither of us had ever had a dog larger than a pug.

                          Maybe we agree to take one…but then we would be separating sisters. What to do!? 

                          Well I suppose you can guess what happened. We came home with two new pups!

                          golden doodles itchy frenchie

                          The family was willing to give these two trained dogs to a loving home for free! I mean, how could we not say yes to that!

                          I have to say I was a little concerned about getting two bigger dogs, but it has been great so far. It’s only been a week but they have made themselves right at home. Our daughter is clearly excited about having them around. She’s been missing Norman and has been asking for a pet. (We got her two fish but they aren’t quite as cudly.)

                          In case you’re wondering, these dogs do not shed and so far they have no known medical conditions. Including no allergies! (Knock on ALL the wood). 

                          The family had started feeding the dogs Nutro Essentials food, so I think we will stick with that and see how it goes. 

                          So if you see some golden doodle posts on here, don’t be alarmed. It’s still me. I won’t be changing the name of the website or anything like that. And I’ll still be writing posts about dog allergies. 

                          I just wanted to introduce our two new family members!

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:55 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Pumpkins, Pints & Pups https://thedogvisitor.com/pumpkins-pints-pups https://thedogvisitor.com/pumpkins-pints-pups Join us at New Realm Brewing on October 30th for a day of pawsome fun. Bring your pups and lets paw-ty! There will be a raffle with great prizes and Halloween costume contest for pets.

                          Registration for the costume contest is $5. Judging will begin at12:30PM. Dunkin the Frenchie will be one of the judges so you better dress to impress!

                          Free pumpkin patch for kids from 11-2pm or until we are out of pumpkins. Check out our craft table where we’ll have stickers and paint to decorate your pumpkin!

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:53 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Implement These Ideas If You Don’t Want To Worry About Your Dog https://thedogvisitor.com/implement-these-ideas-if-you-dont-want-to-worry-about-your-dog-14886 https://thedogvisitor.com/implement-these-ideas-if-you-dont-want-to-worry-about-your-dog-14886 Implement These Ideas If You Don’t Want To Worry About Your Dog Read More »

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:39 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Frenchie Gives Back: Short Noses and Friends United Rescue https://thedogvisitor.com/frenchie-gives-back-short-noses-and-friends-united-rescue-14882 https://thedogvisitor.com/frenchie-gives-back-short-noses-and-friends-united-rescue-14882 Throughout the United States there are hundreds of organizations dedicated to animal welfare, rescue, and care. Short Noses and Friends United Rescue—or ‘SNAFU’—is one such organization. Frenchie Bulldog is excited to partner with SNAFU for the month of October as part of our Frenchie Gives Back program in order to generate greater awareness of their efforts as well as assist in their fund-raising and nationwide adoption services.

                          SNAFU’s mandate is composed of two twin-aims: To begin with, they work to remove dogs from the commercial breeding system as well as from breeding auctions, and; Second, they work to raise money to cover the medical bills of these animals. Their novel approach of maintaining relationships with breeders allows them to pre-emptively rescue pups before their future prospects turn dire. It’s a very pet-forward approach that Is geared toward harm reduction and maximizing animal welfare.

                          Of course, once the dogs are rescued the real work is only just beginning. Even pups that don’t require medical care still require fostering and—eventually—adoption. For this, SNAFU taps its community of volunteers (and you can become one become one at snafurescue.org/available-dogs.html), which is constantly growing as more people become aware of their work. And, similar to how they maintain relationships with breeders, they also maintain relationships with other shelters in the communities they serve in case their own facilities become full.

                          This collaborative approach has made SNAFU a recognized name in animal welfare throughout the Midwest. And although they do serve Indiana and Nebraska primarily, don’t let that fool you into thinking they are only a regional affair with a regional reach. In actuality, they serve the entire United States, meaning that anyone can adopt a SNAFU pup as long as they are willing to come and pick them up.

                          To facilitate adoption, SNAFU volunteers have put a lot of work into getting fostered pets ready for their forever homes. Their website is replete with doggo profiles which include pictures and detailed write-ups about temperament, needs, and personality traits. This takes a lot of guess-work out of adoption—particularly in cases where the prospective adopters live far away—which means less upheaval for the pups themselves as the adopters will have been vetted and have had their expectations managed by the time they decide to commit.

                          We at Frenchie are excited to help our Midwestern friends—furry or otherwise—in this month’s partnership. If you are also interested in helping their mission you can start with their website, snafurescue.org, or their Facebook group, SNAFU Rescue Facebook Auctions, which is updated more frequently. On Instagram, you can follow @snafurescue or you can make a direct donation to their PayPal using the email address, snafurescue@gmail.com. Finally, as a token of our appreciation for you, our valued Frenchie people and pups, for the month of October you can use the discount code, SNAFURESCUE10 in order to receive a 10% discount on all Frenchie Bulldog purchases.

                          Until next time, all the best to you and your furry companions.

                          -FB

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:38 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          When Pupper met Doggo II: Arriving at the Park https://thedogvisitor.com/when-pupper-met-doggo-ii-arriving-at-the-park-14884 https://thedogvisitor.com/when-pupper-met-doggo-ii-arriving-at-the-park-14884
                          Last time we discussed how to socialize under-socialized pups in dog parks, focusing on first steps like cultivating the proper mindset, use of training collars/harnesses, and even adopting a gait that will let your dog know that you mean business. We also touched on the absolute importance of developing “sit” as the fundamental training position which should always be the default—particularly during tense meetings with new friends. This time around we are going to build on these ideas and talk about actions on when arriving at the dog park.
                          As you approach your local dog park—particularly on foot—you may notice that your pup becomes fixated and starts pulling intently while staring straight ahead. Take this as an opportunity to ensure that you can exercise both the necessary force to stop them with your training collar/harness, and the necessary will to have them sit. If you can’t do those things when they are focused, know that it will be much more difficult during a possible canine skirmish.
                          Once you’ve got your pooch to sit, they might still have that game seven look in their eyes as they stare toward the dog park like a gladiator staring at the coliseum’s proving grounds. This can not be how they enter the park; it’s still an aggressively fixated state. Try getting between them and their point of focus when you have them seated, and taking control of their snout if necessary to break their fixation. Reassure them that they are a good boy/girl and perhaps break them off a little treat if you’re carrying some. Snacks over scuffles, right?
                          Of course, your dog will still be ready to jump in headfirst, but you can delay their gratification to good effect by taking them for a lap around the outside perimeter before entering the gate. This two minutes of reconnaissance can save you a great deal of heartache and worry when more aggressive dogs who might pose a threat run to the fence snarling. Of course, threats won’t always reveal themselves this way, but some do. In fact, big, meandering circles inside the enclosure are a good way to keep distance, keep momentum, and see threats well in advance once you’ve decided to take the plunge.
                          This is being written from the perspective of socializing a pet who poses a potential danger to other dogs, and so the assumption is that they will be kept leashed in the park and while meeting other dogs. However, there are some times when even “Baby Huey”-type dogs who don’t know their own strength might be taken off-leash (an otherwise empty dog park, for example). We’re going to stick with leash-on as this is more of a beginner’s guide.
                          Still, a leash is a psychological connection to a dog as well as a physical one. Your state will be communicated to your dog and they will amplify it. Keep as much slack in the lead as you can even when you shorten the length, as slack communicates calm and control. Gently swinging your arms back and forth will help achieve a dynamic slack which is loose enough to keep them relaxed, but felt enough to keep them in line.
                          Also, to keep from transferring anxiety to your dog that they will transmute into the next dog’s problem…
                          And by mantra, we’re talking about repeating something over again. Instead of telling your dog how to behave, imagine that you’re using your speaking voice as a shared internal monologue for you and your pooch. A lovely and benevolent (and apt) phrase is “Hello friend!” every time new friends approach for a sniff. When you say it sweetly, audibly and repeatedly, it effectively drowns out your own thoughts of, “Oh God, please don’t something bad happen”, and your dog will totally pick up on that and act accordingly.
                          We’ve covered a lot so far and set ourselves up for good meetings with other pooches. Next time we’ll discuss how those meetings might go and how to stay present while giving your pooch the freedom to cultivate their own identity and niche in the fluid pack that is the dog park.
                          -FB
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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:38 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Frenchie for the Fall https://thedogvisitor.com/frenchie-for-the-fall https://thedogvisitor.com/frenchie-for-the-fall Halloween is just around the corner and we have been working overtime to make sure your canine pal is looking fresh and festive for the upcoming holidays. Here are some of the haute-doge-couture items that are ready for your dog to floss throughout the neighborhood whilst ‘trick-or-treating’.

                          Okay…so that may not be an actual Robin quote, but you may find yourself saying something along those lines with Frenchie’s Super Pig collection. Paying homage to silver age Batman and the campy 1960s television series, Frenchie’s Super Pig line of accessories not only make the perfect Halloween attire for your pooch but are also suitable crime-fighting accessories for the rest of the year. Each night-black piece is emblazoned with either hot pink or bright yellow Frenchie logos framed in ‘batwings’. In fact, our full range of Frenchie products—including Strap Harness, Duo-Reversible Harness, Comfort Collar, Cooling Bandana, Poo Bag Holder, and Comfort Leash—have all been given the brooding anti-hero treatment.

                          —Fun!

                          Of course, all vigilantes need top-shelf gear, and so a lot of ingenuity and effort are put into ensuring that all of our elevated pet essentials are comfortable enough to be used as everyday wearers. At the same time, each Frenchie piece is strong enough to stand up to even the most energetic dogs. And, since fighting crime is a dirty job, all Frenchie Bulldog items are machine washable with colors that will stay as vibrant as your pooch. —Excelsior!

                          Or perhaps your pup would rather celebrate Halloween without the tragic origin story that all vigilantes require. Frenchie Bulldog has their back! Our Witches’ Brew collection is our most spooktacular offering this season. Available in either a black or purple palette swap, this collection positively screams! (sic.)—Cauldrons, skulls, jack-o-lanterns and peaked witch hats adorn these playful pieces which will make your pooch the belle of the ghoul gala!

                          This time of year is also a time where temperatures drop and we await winter. The upside is that we get to rock all kinds of fly winter gear like pullovers and jackets. Frenchie has your pooch’s autumn outfit on lock with our cute-as-can-be Frenchie Dog Hoodies. Our Panda Bear Dog Hoodie is a classic black & white number that channels heavy Snoopy vibes while protecting your pup from the chill in the air. On the other hand, our Unicorn Dog Hoodie is a tie-dye, candy-floss dream suitable for your ‘quite uncommon canine compadre’. Both hoodies are machine washable and so comfy that your pooch may not want to take it off.

                          So, whether you and your dog celebrate the equinox, Halloween, Thanksgiving, all of the above or none, Frenchie Bulldog wishes you both the best!

                          -FB

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:37 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Top 7 French bulldog Clothes for Women https://thedogvisitor.com/top-7-french-bulldog-clothes-for-women https://thedogvisitor.com/top-7-french-bulldog-clothes-for-women Fashion is something that has no age limits. Fashion can make or break the personality of a person, in a few minutes. It is important to choose the best wear as per your age and stature. The fashion trends of now a day are very much attractive and appealing. French bulldog clothes are trendy these days and make you look beautiful. If you want to have your closet full of beautiful clothes you must get all these classical French bulldog clothes for women.  In this article, you will find information about the best French bulldog clothes for women.

                          ABBY - Women's Short Sleeve Shirt With Pocket

                          You can add some flair to your wardrobe with this French bulldog dress shirt. The shirt comes in a button-down collar and features a single chest pocket. It has a brown and black print that will help to create a fun and festive look. You can wear this shirt with a pair of black pants for a formal style that you can use for work or on a date. 

                           

                           

                          It would look great at a wedding or a holiday party. The shirt is great for women of all ages. The shirt features a lightweight cotton construction that will help to make you comfortable in any environment. It can also be easily cleaned so you can care for it without hassle.

                          ARYA - Women's Short Sleeve Shirt With Pocket

                          If you want a stylish and colorful French bulldog dress that is the perfect choice for you. The style is classic and simple and is great for many occasions like parties, business, and more. The dress is made of polyester and cotton, which is comfortable to wear.

                          With a beautiful and cute design, this French bulldog dress will make you and your little dog special and more charming. Choose this French bulldog dress for your pet and make it special.

                          ASPEN - Women's Lace-Up Sweatshirt

                          So you want a good sweatshirt. If you want a good sweatshirt then you can't miss this one. This is a women's lace sweatshirt. It has a very trendy look to it. It has a loose fit which makes it very comfortable to wear. These women's lace sweatshirt has long sleeves and is available in different colors. 

                          The fabric is very comfortable, and the design is very nice. You will feel very fashionable wearing this. You can wear this anytime. It's great for casual attire or even for a night out on the town.

                          Billy - Women's Dress

                          We pride ourselves on crafting each dress to the highest quality and paying special attention to every detail. Whether you're looking for a birthday present, a special occasion dress, or just a fun and flirty piece of everyday wear, our dresses are guaranteed to make you feel and look gorgeous. 

                          Silk flowers, beautiful fabrics, and elegant designs are just a few of the details you'll find on our site and in our shops! This versatile dress can take you from daytime to nighttime, from the office to weekend errands, and anywhere else you might want to go.

                          BONNIE - Women's Short-Sleeve Shirt 

                          The shirt is made of high-quality and soft material. It is comfortable to wear on all occasions. The shirt is available in various colors and sizes for you to choose from, and you will be satisfied with this product. Since this shirt is made of polyester, it has the advantage of being soft and comfortable. However, as a drawback, it can be worn by machine washing and drying. This ensures maximum comfort as you wear it. 

                          Its half-spread collar gives it a more formal look for more formal occasions. Unlike most shirts with collars, this shirt does not have stiff collars that don't allow movement of the neck. Its single chest pocket allows for the optional placement of a gift card.

                          Chloe - Women's Dress

                          The Chloe Women’s French Bulldog Dress makes any outfit stand out. This comfy dress is made from a smooth material with a Frenchie print on the front. You’ll look chic and adorable whether you’re wearing it for a night out or fun with friends. Wear it with heels to complete the look. 

                          The dress is a great gift for friends and family members or an incredibly cute way to kill the boring 9-to-5 look. It’s perfectly fine to wear this dress casually to work or on a weekend hike and it’s sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who sees you wearing it!

                          Harley - Women's Dress

                          This is the perfect casual dress to throw on when you're getting ready to go out. It's comfortable, it's stylish, and it has a little French bulldog on it! It's pretty much a win-win no matter what. Though it is a casual dress, it can still be worn to a party and still be appropriate. It has the perfect length to it, and it will hit right at the knees. It's the kind of dress that looks good on anyone, and it's so incredibly comfortable.

                          Whenever you're wearing it, you'll feel like you're dreaming. It has a built-in stretch, and it's made from a polyester blend that feels so smooth and cool against the skin. It's perfect for a summer day to wear outside, because of how light it is. If you're looking for a new dress to add to your wardrobe, then this is the perfect addition for you!

                          Learn more TOP 4 WOMEN CLOTHES FOR FRENCH BULLDOG LOVERS

                           

                          Conclusion

                          We have seen a lot of people recently asking about French bulldog dresses and the benefits of these clothing items. Many of these people seem to be asking if they are good for you, which makes sense when you consider how good these clothes are! We are here to tell you that these clothes are made by keeping your comfort in mind. They are created to allow for the maximum amount of freedom to move around as possible for the little pup.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:36 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          7 Best Harnesses for French Bulldogs https://thedogvisitor.com/7-best-harnesses-for-french-bulldogs-14878 https://thedogvisitor.com/7-best-harnesses-for-french-bulldogs-14878 A harness can be defined as a French bulldog's safety equipment that forces it to stay or walk along with the owner. It is a product that is available in various designs and patterns. Moreover, the harness is considered to be a great way to control your dog. Some people also use it during training. No matter why you choose a harness, you should know that you're making a good and safe choice. If you've ever met a French bulldog owner, you'll know that you need to harness them up. They are very strong dogs, with a lot of energy and a very strong jaw. This blog is all about the harness for your French bulldog.

                          Fily Petz - Adjustable French bulldog Harness

                          It's important to choose the right pet products for your Frenchie. But it's also important to make sure that the products you choose are safe! With Fily Petz, you'll get the best of both worlds. You'll get products that not only look good on your dog but also serve a purpose. While most people think of harnesses for large and small dog breeds, it's also important to remember small dogs like French bulldogs.

                          This harness is visible at night so drivers can see them. With Fily Petz products, you'll get products that are safe, and stylish and you'll be able to feel good about the products you choose for your beloved friend. This harness also comes with a soft nylon rope that is 1.5 meters long and is great for keeping your dog safe during any activity!

                          Gradientooze French Bulldog Harness and Leash Set

                          Our amazing collection of gradient-colored dog harnesses is one of the best at the moment! We have a range of beautiful colors to choose from. These harnesses and leashes are perfect for snazzy French bulldogs, as they are easy to put on and are tested to hold up against forceful French bulldogs.

                          Each leashed harness is designed with the artistic appeal, as it comes with a decorative scarf that drapes over the French bulldog's body. By purchasing these, you will be getting an amazing deal that is sure to please you with your purchase.

                          Also Learn 7 Best Summer Accessories for French Bulldogs

                          Reflective Harness

                          You love your Frenchie, but you often get worried about the night walks. Don't worry, in our store, you can find a wide range of high-quality products for Frenchie, including the dog harness. Our reflective dog harness is designed for the safety of your dog, especially at night. With the help of reflective layers, this harness is not only safe but stylish, too.

                          It has a padded chest, easy-to-use buckles, and is reflective, making it the perfect combination of safety and comfort. In addition, it is non-toxic and perfect for pooches with sensitive skin. Your Frenchie will love to wear it, especially when walking at night!

                          Fruit Harness for French bulldog

                          While dogs are great companions, they tend to be a little mischievous and can often get into trouble if they're not supervised. This is where the Fruit Harness comes in handy! This Tactical Dog harness is a brand-new invention made of anti-friction filling material and nylon mesh, which is breathable and comfortable.

                          The harness has strong metal D-rings on both sides and a comfortable handle, so your dog can wear it comfortably and safely. The harnesses also feature high-strength nylon straps, and metal hardware, which is safe and reliable. It is designed to last a long time.

                          The Astronaut - Frenchie Harness

                          These awesome reversible French Bulldog harnesses are the perfect way to show off your pup's style! Made to be reversible, you get not one, but two harnesses in one! In just seconds you can change your dog's look. We can't think of a faster or more convenient way to keep your pup looking snazzy.

                          Be sure to also check out the matching leash and bandana as well as the matching dog shirt for the complete French bulldog look.

                          Breathable Harness for summer

                          If you're looking for a breathable harness for your French Bulldog that can be worn in all seasons then this harness is especially for you! This harness is completely breathable, so even in the summer when it's hot it won't cause chafing or discomfort for your dog.

                          The harness is seamed from soft and supportive air mesh, so it's easy for your dog to wear and easy for you to clean. When you buy this harness, you'll have a harness that will last you and your dog for a long time and can be used in any season!

                          Frenchzen - Reflective French Bulldog Harness

                          The New Frenchzen Reflective French Bulldog Harness is unlike any other on the market. Made with high-end reflective material and adjustable velcro straps, there is no better harness for nighttime walks with your dog. The reflective material lights up in the dark, making your dog visible from up to a mile away. The stylish design looks like a chic vest, so it's the ideal harness to take your dog out on the town or during a family hike.

                          The utility belt features two leash rings, so you can easily hook up two leashes to your dog at once. Not only is it the perfect fit, but it's also an adorable addition to any dog's wardrobe.

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                          Conclusion

                          A harness is a great way of keeping your French bulldog safe as well as helping you to train them. It is a great way to keep your dog under control without causing them any physical harm. You don’t want your French bulldog to cause any harm to any other person or animal, and you also don’t want to risk it hurting itself. Your dog is indeed friendly and calm, but you need to be prepared for any situation. A harness will help you properly train your French bulldog. You will also be able to take it out for walks, and in case it runs after something, it won’t be able to run away from you.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:36 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Top 8 French Bulldog Watches That Every Frenchie Lover Should Buy https://thedogvisitor.com/top-8-french-bulldog-watches-that-every-frenchie-lover-should-buy-14875 https://thedogvisitor.com/top-8-french-bulldog-watches-that-every-frenchie-lover-should-buy-14875 The wrist trend is all about being smart, being stylish and being unique. A watch is the first thing that people notice and admire on your wrist. And that's why you need to choose one that matches your style. Here in this blog we will discuss about the best French bulldog watches that suits every Frenchie owner.

                          Today watches are essential to build a fashion statement. It not only helps you to keep time but also tells something about your style statement. There are many brands in the market who offer watches with so many features but what really matters is what best fits your budget and matches your style statement. Let’s discuss top 8 French bulldog watches for frenchie lovers.

                          Cute Frenchie - Watch

                          No timepiece tells time like a wrist watch! A great watch can help you stay on schedule and be more productive. Whether you're shopping for a gift or a fun accessory, nothing beats a wrist watch from this designer collection. Get that unmistakable look of French bulldogs with this custom watch.

                          This adorable timepiece features a stainless steel back and custom dial with a genuine leather band. You'll never have to worry about the time when you have the confidence to wear your style!

                          Also Learn Top 7 Gifts for French bulldog lovers

                          Sleepy Frenchie - Watch

                          Your search for the perfect watch has ended! This Sleeping Frenchie watch is the perfect thing for you or as a gift. This casual, durable watch has a stainless steel back and a genuine leather band. It is water resistant, but it is not waterproof. This watch is also ideal for any time of day. The best part is that you can wear it on hikes and to parties.

                          There are several other styles to choose from, and these watches are extremely easy to wear! No matter what you do, you can't go wrong with this watch. You can even gift it to someone! You won't regret it!

                          My French bulldog - Watch

                          If you're a fan of the Frenchie brand, this is a great time to get a watch. This French bulldog watch is perfect for those who love cute things and who like the French bulldogs. It's a quality watch and it's not too expensive. If you want a high-quality, cute watch, you should get this one.

                          Keep in mind that you might need to wait for a long time for shipping. It might not be a great gift for the holidays. The watch is made with alloy body and the strap is made of 100% real leather.

                          Also Learn Top 8 French bulldog Caps That You Should Wear

                          I Love My Frenchie - Wall Clock

                          The French bulldog wall clock is a functional and decorative item that not only displays time but also brings in the color of a beautiful dog into every room. The bright colors along with the small size of the clock make it a perfect decorative piece. The clock is available in grey color.

                          The clocks are water resistant and can be wiped clean with a soft cloth and mild detergent. The French Bulldog Wall clock is a must have for every Bulldog lover and collector this season. It is a great gift idea for a birthday, anniversary or house warming party.

                          Black Frenchie - Watch

                          If you are looking for a funky watch then this black Frenchie watch is for you. The watch looks stylish with a black exoskeleton and a red colored dial with a Frenchie image in the middle and Frenchie written below. This watch has a alloy body and a leather band.

                          This black Frenchie watch is best for young adults and is one of the best gifts for your men and women friends. The watch comes with different sizes and also available in amazing prices.

                          Frenchie Yoga - Watch

                          If you are a yoga lover or you are doing yoga for your daily exercises, here is a perfect cute time watch for you. It has a Frenchie dog dial and a leather strap. The dial is perfect for women or girls who think dogs can be their great life partners. If you are a dog lover, you may find this Frenchie Yoga watch very adorable and irresistible.

                          It is a good gift for your friends or family members who do yoga. It will make it a perfect timepiece for you to have your most favorite yoga time. The watch is also of great quality and fashionable, which makes it more eye-catching and stylish at the same time.

                          Bat Frenchie - Watch

                          The Bat Frenchie watch is the one of the most popular watch. If you are a batman and French bulldog fan and have been looking for a great bat Frenchie watch then the bat Frenchie watch is just for you. It has a bat Frenchie image in the middle in white color.

                          It also has bat wings and eyes on it. It is covered with a glass body. It has batman logo on the back side. It is made from a high quality alloy material and pure leather bands.

                          Frenchie flag - Watch

                          If you love the French bulldog breed and you live in France, this watch is perfect for you! This adorable watch has the flag of France on the dial that is being held by the dog.

                          It is a good conversation piece because it shows that you are proud to be French but you also have appreciation for the famous dog breed! This watch has an alloy body and band, so it can be worn in the rain and it will not rust. It will last you for many years to come!

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                          Conclusion

                          If you’re considering purchasing a French bulldog watch, make sure that you do your research. You need to make sure that you’re getting a quality watch from a reliable company. Make sure that it’s a watch that you’ll be happy with for years to come. Sometimes, you might need to spend a little more to get a good watch. Be sure to think of it as an investment. If you’re looking for a watch that you want to use for years to come, you need to purchase one that will last. We hope you enjoyed our article about what to look for in a French bulldog watch.

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:35 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Lilly in New Jersey https://thedogvisitor.com/lilly-in-new-jersey https://thedogvisitor.com/lilly-in-new-jersey

                          Lilly is not yet ready for adoption. We are still evaluating her personality and addressing her medical needs. An email notification will be sent when she becomes ready for adoption. If you wish to receive the notification, please sign up for our mailing list at the top of the front page of our website. Adoption fees are set at the time a dog goes available and applications can only be submitted at that time. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates on Lilly!

                          Please welcome Lilly (Lillian) to the Village! She is 2 years old and is stealing hearts wherever she goes! Lilly is just the most adorable little lady ever. It was initially thought that she may be deaf but after healing from a bad ear infection, she may be at most mildly hearing impaired. She definitely is not deaf!!

                           

                          She is settling in well to her foster home and is a little ball of energy…definitely still puppy-like. Once she crashes though, she loves pets and cuddles and is quite the cuddle bug. She is actually the biggest lover of all the dogs in the foster home and loves to be held like a baby….totally will melt anyone’s heart!

                           

                          She loves the resident boxer in the house and her foster family thinks she wouldn’t be very happy as an only dog as she is just so playful. Therefore, this gal will be looking for at least one other young doggie sibling when she is ready to find her forever home. She is doing okay with house training, but it is still a work in progress. She will go outside but sometimes also has accidents inside.

                           

                          Lilly is definitely sassy for sure and while her personality is sweet, she is also a bit mischievous. She is not ready for adoption yet as she will need to be spayed first and is currently in heat. Please stay tuned for updates as you wouldn’t want to miss out on this cute girl!

                          We greatly appreciate any and all donations! $400 will help us provide Lilly with some basic essentials, such as a leash and food, as well as help us cover some of her vet bills.

                          You can also Venmo us @FrenchBulldogVillage or text "DONATEFBV" to 44321 to donate through our secure link!

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:33 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Stewie in Maryland https://thedogvisitor.com/stewie-in-maryland https://thedogvisitor.com/stewie-in-maryland

                          Stewie is not yet ready for adoption. We are still evaluating his personality and addressing his medical needs. An email notification will be sent when he becomes ready for adoption. If you wish to receive the notification, please sign up for our mailing list at the top of the front page of our website. Adoption fees are set at the time a dog goes available and applications can only be submitted at that time. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates on Stewie!

                          Hey everyone! Stewie (aka Stewart) has made his way to FBV, and he is one handsome guy. He is 6 years old and is being fostered in Maryland.

                           

                          He is starting to feel right at home with his foster family and has learned very quickly how to be a dog. He is super sweet, very funny and all boy! He loves long walks and is almost potty trained. He flings himself against the front door of his foster home when he needs to go out. He is also crate trained.

                           

                          He adores his foster doggie sibling and all other dogs he meets...little, big, male and female. He also loves all people! He has yet to meet a cat so we can’t say how he would do with them.

                           

                          He has seen the vet and is now up to date on vaccines. He also has some allergies that are being managed with twice weekly medicated baths, and he is scheduled to be neutered at the end of the month. He is still learning manners as he wants to get on everything. He is also scared of stairs so for now his foster family carries him up and down steps.

                           

                          Stewie is the happiest little dude and the biggest love bug…always with a smile on his face and always ready to snuggle!

                          We greatly appreciate any and all donations! $400 will help us provide Stewie with some basic essentials, such as a leash and food, as well as help us cover some of his vet bills.

                          You can also Venmo us @FrenchBulldogVillage or text "DONATEFBV" to 44321 to donate through our secure link!

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                          Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:33:32 -0800 Dog-Fancier
                          Chloe in Maryland& AVAILABLE!! https://thedogvisitor.com/chloe-in-maryland-available https://thedogvisitor.com/chloe-in-maryland-available
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                          CHLOE

                          LOCATION: Northern DC metro area

                          AGE: 3 years

                          SEX: Female/Spayed

                          WEIGHT: 20 lbs

                          KIDS: Yes

                          OTHER DOGS: Yes

                          CATS: Unknown

                          BIRDS & OTHER SMALL ANIMALS: Unknown

                          AVAILABLE AS OF: 11/11/2022

                          ADOPTION FEE: $400

                          Hey, hey!! Chloe here….I am on the search for my forever family. Could it be you??

                           

                          I was surrendered to FBV from a local shelter when after extensive testing, they could not resolve my gastrointestinal issues. You see, I was surrendered because I was suffering from chronic urinary and fecal incontinence. Multiple tests were run, and it was found that I had an ectopic ureter and inflammatory bowel disease.

                           

                          Upon coming to FBV, I was seen by an internal medicine specialist who did an ultrasound guided laser ablation of my ectopic ureter which appears to have resolved my urinary incontinence. Although, this will need to be monitored in the future for any repeated issues. I was also diagnosed with inflammatory bowel/ulcerative colitis with both allergic and inflammatory components. The allergic component has been addressed with a hydrolyzed protein diet (Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein- dry and canned) but sadly the inflammatory process is ongoing. I will require lifelong monitoring as well as medication and dietary restrictions.

                           

                          I have environmental allergies as well which require Cytopoint injections every 5 weeks and medicated baths and foaming foot treatments. I tolerate the baths and foot treatments like a champ and have no issues taking the other medication (Marbofloxacin) that I need daily.

                           

                          I have been told that I act very much like a puppy in terms of play and energy. I love to play with other dogs but also equally love going on walks with my humans. I would love to have a similar dog in my forever home as a playmate although this is not a requirement. However, if I don’t have a playmate, I will need regular stimulation and play with my humans.

                           

                          So far, I have gotten along with ALL people of ALL ages that I have been introduced to – including children! I have also gotten along with or have been indifferent to all dogs that I have met and enjoy the resident dogs in my foster home. I have shown zero aggression with people. But while I have shown no toy or bone aggression with other dogs, I have been known to growl at other dogs trying to eat out of my food bowl…but heck no one wants others stealing their food! It is best if I am just fed separately from other dogs.

                           

                          I am sorry to say but I am not fully housebroken. Believe me…I try to let my people know that I need to go outside to potty but because of my bowel issues, sometimes I am just too late, and I have a small poop accident. I also sometimes have accidents when I am nervous or very excited. It is less of an issue now that my poops are at least 95% solid, but given my medical issues, poop (and even possibly pee) accidents in the home will be something I will deal with for life. Since surgery, my urinary accidents have reduced to almost zero. I am doing really well going outside to tinkle but will at times use a pee pad in the middle of the night. I will definitely need a family who is patient and understanding.

                           

                          I will also require a home where someone can let me out during the day to potty. I need potty breaks every 3-4 hours to help prevent me from having accidents. I am crate trained but prefer not to be crated. I am leash trained and know “sit” and “shake” as well. I know I could learn more commands, too, if you would like.

                           

                          Here are some of my loves:

                          1. First and foremost, hanging with my people!!
                          2. Cuddling
                          3. Playing with people and other dogs
                          4. Crinkly/squeaky toys
                          5. Chewing on bones but because of my dietary restrictions, I can only have Nylabones, Benebones and antlers. I also have been known to chew on things that I am not supposed to, so I will require some supervision. Don’t worry I am easily redirected!
                          6. Being silly (I love to wiggle, dance, and bounce around especially when someone sings to me)

                           

                          I am a sweet, fun and loving gal who is just as happy as can be! All I have known in my lifetime is changes, upheaval, and inconsistencies. Despite the days when I am not feeling well, I rema