Archive for September, 2010

Question by FYRE & REIGN: When you walk the dog, do you take along a little bag in case your dog deposits a “gift” somewhere?
What’s your favorite kind of bag?

Best answer:

Answer by realbohemian
But of course. It’s only polite, even here in the sticks. Reuse a grocery bag.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Cool “dog News” images

Some cool dog news images:

Concentration

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Lastest “pedigree Dog Food” News

Detroit 1-8-7 nailed it on Coneys, blew it on soda
Nah, I didn’t think the first episode of “Detroit 1-8-7” was a negative portrayal of Detroit, and by extension Flint. (Face it, Flint is Detroit Jr., Saginaw is Flint Jr., and so on.) Then again, I wasn’t expecting to. I’m not hyper-sensitive like that. I figure you are what you are.
Read more on The Flint Journal

Write a blog, help a dog
Pedigree is using social media to promote their products, but they’re also using it to make a difference
Read more on The Globe and Mail

Question by asdfjkl;: What’s the best way of training a dog chews and bites things constantly?
I’ve had my Pomeranian for about 6 months now, and he’s still a puppy, 9 months old to be exact. So he’s always acting out and having that “puppy behavior”, but I want to train him.

When someone new comes into the house, he jumps all over them until they leave, even if they’re at my house for hours.

When I make him sleep in my room, because he tears ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in the house up, he then tears whatever he can get his mouth around up in my room. And also, he’s never comfortable in my room. When I shut the door and he’s in my room, all he does is sit and the door and whine until I let him out, even if I’m trying to play with him.

He wont stop attacking my 2 other dogs that are outside. I let my pom out there to go to the bathroom, and when I do, he’s always biting and chewing on the others. One of them is a Lab and much bigger than him. My lab is old and doesn’t attack back, he just lets it happen. I can’t stand that my pom wont stop it! He also tries to attack my other dog, who is a chow/pitbull/RW mix and VERY aggressive towards other dogs when another dog tries to bite him/mess with him… Which worries me, because I let my pom run around out there. They’re perfectly fine until my pom starts messing with the bigger dogs, and I have to bring him back inside. I want him to be able to hang around them, because he enjoys it… But I can’t let him do that if he can get hurt at any moment!

Any tips? 10 pnts to best answer. :)

Best answer:

Answer by BoxerBootie ♫♪Bayleigh Rea♫♪
All your dogs need to see a behaviorist

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Dog Health Needs Careful Supervision

Dog Health Needs Careful Supervision

Dog health is a domain that has developed considerably. Specialists have traced new affections and have established new, corresponding treatments. Meals should provide your pet with all the necessary vitamins, proteins, carbs, minerals etc. in order for the dog to develop harmoniously and grow up to be healthy. Dog food has come a long way and the newly appeared products on the market are the results of years of research of the necessities of canines.

Most people consider that a dog eats almost anything and there is no need to pay special attention to what they put in the pet’s bowl. Some still feed their dogs with leftovers from their own meals and expect it to be enough. Sadly, it is this kind of reasoning that leads to common dog health problems such as obesity, malnutrition and various malfunctions like arthritis, lack of energy, or hypersensitivity. A dog diet should comprise all the elements that make a human organism work, including water. Water is underrated when it comes to animals, but what these people do not know is that animals can resist for some time without food, but they resist a lot less without water. Since their body includes water too, in quite a high percentage, people must remember that water is essential for a dog’s health.

Along the years, dog food has evolved. Now, those who care associate it to how many calories the dog needs to make it through the day. Depending on the type of activities that the dog undertakes in a day’s time, its meals will contain more proteins or more vitamins etc. Usually, nowadays, a common dog diet includes mostly dry food. Served in the appropriate amount and at the right time, this type of dog food can be the complete meal for the dog.

The amount of food that should be fed to a dog, per day, is calculated considering the dog’s weight, health and physiological condition. Therefore, things are not so simple and leftovers are not the right type of dog food. The physiological condition refers to how active the dog is, how much exercise it does, what stage of life it is in and other factors such as breeding. After the evaluation of all these things, one is likely to be able to compose a proper dog diet. The dog health system can do so much for you and your pet. In order to get all these equations interpreted correctly, as a pet owner, you should undoubtedly visit the vet. At the vet’s office, you can have a complete check up for the dog and buy your dog the food recommended by the specialist. Maintaining a permanent contact with the vet can help you have a great looking and healthy dog.

Many companies produce dog food and all sorts of products under one label. This is to emphasize that each dog is different and needs a personalized dog health program. It is important to observe your dog’s weight and do your best to help it avoid obesity. This has become a widely spread problem among the canines. Usually, one should be able to feel the dog’s ribs and easily mark out the waistline and hips. In case this is not possible, you should probably know that your dog suffers from obesity.

If your dog is lazy, refuses to jump, oversleeps, and there are changes in the alertness, you can suspect arthritis, a dog health problem not related strictly to age, as believed. One can maintain carefully the dog’s health by a close collaboration with a veterinarian. The program for recovering from arthritis is complex and it involves keeping your dog’s weight in-between normal limits, the walks – regular and short; the dog’s bed should be soft and warm and besides all this, there are therapies and drugs that you should administer to your pet. This illness does not have a direct connection to the dog’s food, but the right amount and composition of dog food can help prevent obesity conditions that bear a relation to arthritis.

Dog food has come a long way and you should make sure that what you are currently feeding your dog is the appropriate thing. Dog health specialists can help you take proper care of your best canine friend.

Learn the proper way to take your dog’s vital statistics and tell if your dog is sick in this free pet health care video, with tips from a veterinarian. Expert: Dr Adrienne Mulligan Bio: Dr. Adrienne Mulligan started her lifelong dream to be a veterinarian at Oakridge High School in Oakridge, Tennessee. Filmmaker: Chuck Tyler
Video Rating: 4 / 5

More Dog Health Articles

Broomall Rotary offers a barking good time

Broomall Rotary offers a barking good time
Rich Ehnow of the Marple Newtown Recreation Department, recently granted a permit to Lilly Rose (puppy in the photo) for a Doggy Show on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Rotary Field in Veterans Memorial Park on Lawrence Road, Broomall. Well, OK, actually the permit goes to the Broomall Rotary Club, but Lilly Rose was pleased to represent the Rotarians for this Fun-Filled K-9 festival.
Read more on Marple Newtown County Press

How to mess with your dog.

Go to Target, spend on a battery-operated toy dog. Enjoy.

www.pedigreedpups.com Learn more about the various dog breeds of the AKC Toy Dog Group right here. Please visit our website to learn even more about all the purebreed dogs of the AKC.

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