Archive for September 2nd, 2009

Dog Biting ? How to Stop Your Puppy or Older Dog from Biting.

Dog Biting ? How to Stop Your Puppy or Older Dog from Biting.

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Newton’s third law of motion Don’t be surprised that a book on dog training is starting with an old physics quote. It’s from Newton but it’s a natural law which is applicable to other events including dog training. I know you will want to ask: Of what use is this law here? You see, lots of people are trying to find solutions to problems without actually knowing the cause of these problems. Lots of dog owners have been trying to st

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Nice “dog Shirts” photos

A few nice dog shirts images I found:

L.L. Beansie

Image by Usonian
Tice likes a chamois shirt.

Our dog Major (scanned)

Image by mar52laine
We dressed him up in Pam’s clothes! Looks like he’s winking. He is wearing a red shirt and shorts! Pam, Major and Paula (with scarf & curlers!) I loved that dog! I’m pretty sure I took this picture? Probably with my old Brownie camera? (scanned)

ravelry beta tee hack

Image by jodigreen
I really wanted Ravelry Bob on a shirt but they didn’t make one. So I silkscreened him on there myself.

Don’t Let Your Pooch be Harmed by Heartworms

Don’t Let Your Pooch be Harmed by Heartworms

Heartworm is one of the most serious conditions a dog can get and due to the fact that this condition affects the heart, it can be fatal. An internal parasite causes heart damage in this condition and a dog can literally fall dead without having displayed any obvious symptoms and this is why it is important to have your dog on preventative heartworm medication.

Heartworms can be present in your dog without causing any obvious symptoms until it is too late, so you should be especially aware about your dog’s general health to detect any sign of this dreaded disease. If you dog seems sick or is acting abnormally you should take him to the vet for a thorough checkup. You should also have your dog routinely checked by the vet on a regular basis in order to detect any potential problems as early detection usually results in a positive prognosis in most cases.

One of the most common symptoms of heartworm is coughing. A dog affected with heartworm will often suffer from a soft, dry cough. This is because heartworms travel to the dog’s lungs and begin multiplying there, causing irritation to the lung tissue and veins.

Heartworms also infest the heart and left unchecked, they will travel to all the animal’s vital organs such as the lungs and liver. They clog important veins and arteries and cause system shut down and organ failure in the dog, resulting in extreme pain and in many cases death.

If your dog coughs a lot and shows intolerance to exercise and any physical exertion this could be a sign that he has heartworm. If you notice a sudden decrease in your dog’s activity levels you should take him to be tested for heartworm by your vet.

Heartworms weaken the animal’s heart muscle resulting in pain and the inability to exert any physical effort, the dog becomes reluctant to move and refuses to play or even move around the house much.

Many dog owners display complacency when they see their dog’s activity level decrease or if their dog begins to cough and sadly many symptoms displayed in dogs can be a number of things so it can be difficult to diagnose heartworm disease in a dog, but there are tests your vet can perform that can help diagnose whether or not your dog has heartworm disease. Delaying diagnosis and treatment puts your dog at risk as the damage done by this terrible disease can be irreversible if neglected.

Never try to medicate your dog for heartworm disease without the direction of a vet, heartworm medication given to an infected dog can cause even more damage. Veterinarians are trained and experienced to deal with diseases and you should never attempt to administer medication to your pet yourself or you may end up killing it.

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Question by Rheasie.!(:: Jack Russell Terriers? Any Breeders or Owners with experience?
I own a 3yr. old Jack Russell Terrier (A.K.A Parson Jack Russell Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier).

My dog has been on the same type of food, BENEFUL. He gets enough food and exercise.

But, he had “Hot Spots.” Red spots underneath of his hind legs.
We used a spray “Cool Skin.” That worked.But, they keep comeing back if I forget to put the spray on. It doesn’t seem to bother him much. So we changed his food to a more heathier food recomended by a feed store owner. He has been doing much better. The new food “Halo” is better for him, anyways. This way he gets more nutrients.

I plan on consulting a vet ASAP. But I will not be able to for a few more days.

Any suggestions as to what I can do in the time being to help with the red spots?

Best answer:

Answer by chic
Read the label. Does BENEFUL have corn in it? I believe it does. Corn is a filler and #1 cause of skin problems.

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Lost Dog: 11 Ways you Can Prepare in Case your Dog Gets Lost

Lost Dog: 11 Ways you Can Prepare in Case your Dog Gets Lost

Lost Dog: 11 Ways You Can Prepare In Case Your Dog Gets Lost

The unfortunate risk we have when raising a lovably dog is the fact that sometimes they do run away and get lost. It’s not a scenario we want to think about, but it is always wiser to be prepared for such an incident.

First of all, before you begin combing the neighborhood looking for your dog, make sure he is not trapped or hiding somewhere in your home. A small dog may be napping somewhere sight unseen. Bring along a smelly treat or favorite noise-making toy to get a hiding dog’s attention. Once you have determined that your dog is missing, follow these steps to find him.

1. Make copies of your dog’s photo with his name and your phone number.

2. Talk to neighbors and leave a copy of the mini poster with them.

3. To entice your dog to come home, place articles of clothing with your scent on them outside your house. Place some of your dog’s bedding and some special foods with the clothing.

4. Call local veterinarians and emergency clinics in case your dog was injured and taken for treatment.

5. Shelters are often required by law to hold dogs for a certain number of days for owners to claim them. Contact shelters in your area in case someone found your dog and turned him over to a shelter. Make daily shelter visits to view the animals yourself; occasionally, shelter staff will not be aware of new animals that have arrived.

6. Post fliers of your dog in businesses and shops within a one-mile radius of your home or where he was lost.

7. Place an ad in your local newspaper and check the pet lost and found sections daily.

8. Call the Notional Lost Pet Hotline or the National Found Pet Hotline

9. Contact the on-line Missing Pets Network, a virtual linking of web sites provided by the U.S.

Department of Agriculture, where you can post a notice of a lost pet. In most cases your post will appear on the web site within 24 hours.

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Belgian Tervuren Puppy And Dog Information

Belgian Tervuren Puppy And Dog Information

The Belgian Tervuren is a medium sized, elegant square standing herding dog that originally comes from Belgium. She was bred to protect flocks from wolves and other predators. She is fearless and can be quite aggressive. She needs an experienced handler. The optimal housing for her is indoors to be with the family with access to a large properly fenced yard or run. She needs plenty of exercise. She needs to be extensiviely socialized when very young. She like to chase joggers, cars and anything moving away from her due to her herding instinct so care must be taken if she gets loose. She can be very good with children but care must be taken with your childrens friends. As a reminder, no child should be left alone with any puppy or dog for any length of time. She does not like rough housing. She makes a great watch dog and guard dog.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male Belgium Tervuren is 24 to 26 inches at the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 65 to 75 pounds. Females range between 22 and 24 inches at the withers and weigh 60 to 70 pounds.

*Special Health Considerations. All dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Belgium Tervuren is no exception. Be on the lookout for epilepsy (common in dogs), eye problems, canine hip dysplasia (genetic based looseness in the hip joint that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness) and excessive shyness and aggressiveness.
*Grooming. The Belgian Tervuren has a long, harsh, straight coat and it lays flat. She should be brushed frequently. She is a shedder and brushing will help keep her environment free of shed hair. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat and also help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with your pet. She will also require some trimming.
Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.
Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore and competent instructions to accomplish this can be found on the net.
*Litter Size: 6 to 10 Belgian Tervuren puppies.
*Life Span. The Belgian Tervuren can live between 12 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
*History. The Belgian Tervuren was developed in Belgium from a Belgian Shepherd line. These dogs were bred to protect flocks from predators such as wolves. They are intelligent, courageous and very aggressive. In France she is registered as part of the larger family of Chien de Berger Belge, but in the United States and some other countries they are broken out into four separate breeds, this one being Belgian Tervuren.
*Some Registries:
American Belgian Tervuren Club
UKC United Kennel Club
NKC National Kennel Club
CKC Continental Kennel Club
APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
AKC American Kennel Club
FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
ACR = American Canine Registry

Litter Size: 6 to 10 Belgian Sheepdog puppies

Category: Herding, Sheepdog Family

Terms To Describe: intelligent, courageous, elegant, grace, power, smart, watchful, obedient,

Excellent watch dog.
Excellent guard dog.
Highly intelligent.
Fast learner.
Will prefer cool climates.
She is full of life.
Can be very aggressive.
May not tolerate rough housing.
May want to chase cars, joggers and anything that appears to be moving away from her.
She needs an experienced owner.
She needs extensive socialization from an early age.
Can tend to be a one or two person dog.
She needs to be part of the family.
She needs a lot of exercise.

*Other Names Known By: Tervuren, Chien de Berger Belge

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