Are you one of the 80%
whose home is also home to a dog or cat? I am. I have had a dog in my life
since I was in college and each one has been extra special. I am one of those
pet owners who celebrates their pets birthdays. One who buys their pets and
their friends’ pets gifts at Christmas. So it is no surprise that at the death
of each dog, I took the loss hard. But when I lost two dogs within two weeks of
each other one summer, the grief was overwhelming.
Our dog Fox was
diagnosed with Mast Cell Tumors. The prognosis was not good but we went with
the surgery and were among the lucky ones. He bounced right back and we had him
for another three years. Then our luck ran out. He became very ill, very
quickly and knowing it was best for him, we let him go. Anyone who has had to
make that decision knows how hard it is. We still had his beautiful and loving
litter mate and thought of getting another dog immediately to keep her company.
Before we could do so, she became ill. She wouldn’t eat and she became
lethargic. Even with all of our love and medical assistance from our vet, she
died two weeks later. I believe she died of a broken heart and I was sure I was
going to also.
There are two points
of view about how soon after the loss of a pet before letting another one into
your heart and home. Some people need to get another pet immediately. They say
it helps with the grief. Others need to have some time alone, feeling it is
disrespectful to their pet’s memory to replace the lost pet … Read more
bringing your canine friend on a commercial airline anytime down the road?
We’ve searched the airline’s service fees and safety records as they related to
pets to give you the additional facts you need before you book that next trip.
With a little preparation, taking dogs on planes can be less expensive and much
less of a hassle!
Carry-on or Checked?
The first question you
should ask yourself is whether or not you’ll be carrying your canine friend on
the flight with you or checking him and putting him in the hands of the airline
to be carried in the plane’s cargo area. This decision typically will come down
to size, with there currently being simply no choice but to check larger dogs
Carrying your Doggie on with You
Traveling dog owners
with dogs small enough (each airline has varying rules regarding this) have the
option to bring their dog on the flight with them in the cabin. The main factor
we considered was simply cost. In that regard, Southwest Airlines was the major
carried with the lowest charge ($75 each way) to carry-on your dog. The airline
also offers the P.A.W.S. (Pets are Welcome on Southwest) guide. This is really
a pleasant move for an airline that didn’t even allow dogs (or any other pets)
only a short while ago.
Also worthy mention is
definitely JetBlue. While they now charge more than Southwest ($100 each way),
their Jetpaws program is specifically designed for flyers traveling with dogs
on planes. The program includes a pet bag tag, a welcome e-mail with important details
and their “Pettiquette” guidebook describing etiquette with regard to
dog travel. As an additional bonus, members of JetBlue’s frequent flier plan,
TrueBlue, collect 300 points each way whenever flying with their … Read more
There are dogs and
puppies that like to chew on different kinds of vegetables. It may be a way to
clean their teeth or they do it just for fun. Be very careful with this
attitude, your dog may poison itself and die. People have taken to study home
remedies that will help in these situations because their pets have had
accidents before or they just want to know what to do when it happens.
For example dogs like
to chew on raw, hard vegetables like carrots or broccoli this is fine but
eating tomatoes or raw potatoes will cause your dog to shake like a leaf,
stomach pains and contractions and a rapid and dangerous heart beat. Corn on
the cob would also be adequate for your dog to clean his teeth with and scratch
its gums with it. The cob is extremely dangerous and the pieces will stick to
his intestines and they will have to be removed surgically.
Vegetables cooked in
oil and then salted are also hazardous for your dog. All of you that like to
sit and feed your dog fries and potato chip are damaging his digestive system.
Dogs do not need the salt and oil we poison ourselves with. Every time you give
a piece of pizza to your dog you are endangering his health; mushrooms are
poisonous to dogs, they have tomato sauce on them and other vegetables that
might hurt him.
I know of a poodle
that ate raw onions and had no reaction against them; however onions, chives,
leeks and garlic will upset their stomach producing gases, pain and vomiting.
The old tale about feeding your dog garlic to keep the fleas away does not really
work and you will be hurting him with it.
Everybody enjoys a
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Adopting a giant dog to be kept at homes or a dog breed that is not meant for indoors will result in a lot of issues. As much as the pet will be irritated and remain uncomfortable, the owners too will have to suffer in various ways and will have to decide on what should be done about such a problem.
Apart from size, there are several other behavioral factors that should be considered when adopting a dog that one is intending to keep inside their home. So, homeowners must not settle on a particular dog breed based on how adorable it is or simply because they are being sold reasonably in the ‘dogs for sale’ section of a website, but be aware of other specific requirements too.
Here are five dog breeds that that can be easily accommodated inside both size and behavior wise, but before you read onwards keep in mind that a reliable platform that has dogs for sale is Mypetzilla. It is a well-known provider in the market and is famous for selling dogs that are well-trained, groomed, and friendly. Visit them today to get yourself a companion! Now, here are those five dog breeds that can be easily accommodated inside.
Pronounced as “Bee-Shawn Free-say”, this is a dog breed that will not outgrow the lap of their owners even at their largest. These dogs don’t grow taller than a foot and appear like fluffy furballs rolling here and there. Bichon Frise is a playful and active dog breed that needs to exercise daily. They shed lesser than other breeds and this is what makes them ideal for every household including those where there are people with mild allergies and love for dogs.
Chihuahua is an adorable dog breed that is mostly known … Read more
How will you know which food brand is best suited for your dog? You need to look for the type of ingredients each brand product is using and check if they are healthy for your dog or not. When a captivating puppy of German Shepherded in Malaysia becomes a member of a family everyone gets engaged in taking care of its nutritional needs. Puppy Malaysia want their food to taste best just like humans. When we talk about love and care yes, all dogs are hungry for love and care, but germen shepherds need a little more attention than any other dog. The meal that you plan and serve your Germen Shepherd will depict your love and affection for him as there is nothing more important than his health. Here are a few guidelines for preparing a healthy meal plan for your German Shepherd Dog.
ROUTINE CALORY REQUIREMENT
A German shepherd is a 90-pound weighing dog that requires around 1700 to 2100 calories per day to stay active and sharp. You need to feed your dog with the required calories each day to keep him healthy and active. These dogs need extra care and attention as they are sensitive. Thus, to keep your germen shepherd sharp you need to show extra care in his diet by providing him all needed calories each day.
a branded premium dog food brand with labeled as certified by animal food authorities will fulfill all the nutritional requirements of your dog. Some branded foods contain 18 while others contain above 20% of the protein constituents in their dog feed. A German shepherd is fed on a puppy diet for only 6 months, after that they need all the protein energy needed for an adult dog for their better growth and structure development.… Read more