How healthy is your dog? How do you know? What does a healthy dog look like? A healthy dog can be described as having bright shiny eyes, a healthy shiny hair coat, good appetite, is able to maintain an ideal body weight, is playful and generally seems "happy". However, dogs can acquire a variety of diseases and conditions.
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A Veterinarian's Review of Petsecure by Western Financial Pet Insurance Western Financial Pet Insurance is a Canadian insurance company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They have changed names several times from SecuriCan to Petsecure to Signature for Life and now Secure for Life. 7 brands are sold under the Western Financial Pet Insurance name, the most common and popular brand being Petsecure.
All over the world chefs are cooking for the dogs. Why not? Rover deserves that perfect meal too. In Japan the La Coluna Karuizawa prepares special full-course meals for dogs. The chef creates special meals specifically to please the canine palate. The three to five course meals may include gizzard and pumpkin sautéed in olive oil or steamed chicken and tomatoes.
The procedure called a “tubal ligation” in female dogs is a method of birth control that works by preventing pregnancy. It is also referred to as “having the tubes tied” or “tubal sterilization.” A tubal ligation is typically performed to prevent unwanted pregnancy while leaving the ovaries intact for normal hormonal and growth development.
This recipe was submitted by one of our dog lovers. Judy Russell wrote that it was one of her favorite dog treat recipes. – Thanks Judy! Pumpkin Cookie Dog Treats Ingredients: 1-1/2 C. whole wheat flour 1/2 C. pumpkin, canned 2 Tbs. brown sugar 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 4 Tbs.
We have an article on our site called Five Games That Will Delight Your Dog. Several dog lovers emailed us their ideas that we'd like to share with you. The Hand Game A game that Lil' Sunny Lee and I play is called "Hand." I clap my hands and start moving them in circles. Lil' Sunny Lee follows the hand(s) with her eyes, head and body.
Dogs love to go for car rides. For many dogs, their favorite words are "bye-bye". I've seen dogs jump, prance, smile and bark with delight at the thought of a car ride. How many times have you seen dogs hanging out the car window? Or on the owners lap looking as happy as can be? Yes, going for a ride in the car can be fun, but driving with dogs can also be very dangerous to both you and your dog.
This recipe was submitted by one of our dog lovers. Judy Russell wrote that it was one of her favorite dog treat recipes. – Thanks Judy! A gentle-on-the-tummy treat - grain-free and low in fat. Jerky Turkey Dog Treats Ingredients: 1 lb. raw ground turkey (or chicken) 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp.
Keep dogs safe during Halloween-the most dangerous holiday for dogs-with tips from Bark Busters, the world's largest dog training company. Based on the expertise of Bark Busters' network of dog behavioral therapists, who have successfully trained over 400,000 dogs worldwide, these guidelines for dog owners help ensure the safety of pets during fright night.
What are the most common mistakes that dog owners make with their dogs? We interviewed several veterinarians and came up with this list of six mistakes many dog owners make. These are mistakes dog owners make AFTER they get a dog. They also make many before, such as not knowing enough about the breed they are getting and not doing enough research to determine if they are getting the right dog for them.
The pet food market abounds with choices for dogs and cats alike. Pet foods come in a variety of flavors, and many have special formulas to prevent joint problems, hairballs, and bad breath. Some can even help your pet lose weight. With many pet owners changing their own diets to include more natural and organic foods, natural pet foods are on the rise as well.
Just like humans animals need a certain “balance” in their lives. Again, just like us, pets can become easily stressed. Our pets exhibit stress in various ways that can be either easily identifiable or sometimes a bit of a challenge to recognize. An obvious example would be your dog tearing your house apart the minute you step out the front door.
This recipe was submitted by one of our dog lovers. Judy Russell wrote that it was one of her favorite dog treat recipes. – Thanks Judy! Very Cool Dog Treats These are good and easy! Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter (unsalted) 2 Tbsp. honey Instructions: 1.Combine all ingredients and whisk thoroughly.
Winter can be a beautiful time of year but can be wrought with situations that can cause pet injuries. Follow our health and safety tips to keep your pet in tip-top shape this winter. Prevent frostbite. Frostbite is an injury that occurs to the skin and sometimes deeper tissues as a result of freezing temperatures.
March is National Nutrition Month and families are thinking about the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits to live healthy lifestyles. This year, as pets continue to grow as valued companions, it is also important to think about the role nutrition plays in their lives.
These are a great fall or Halloween treat for the special dog in your life. Fall Pumpkin Pie Dog Treats Ingredients: 1 ½ cups flour 1 cup oatmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 2 tablespoon vegetable oil ½ cup canned pumpkin ¼ cup peanut butter ¼ cup waterInstructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
The numbers are startling. Recent studies show that while veterinarians estimate 47% of their canine clients are overweight, only 17% of dog owners believe their dogs fit that description. Canine obesity is a growing problem, and being overweight or obese has been associated with arthritis, heart disease and breathing problems in dogs.
As responsible pet owners, many of you are already concerned enough with your pets health to make sure they get the proper type of food and exercise, but one thing you might not have considered is the air that your pet is breathing indoors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, many of respiratory problems are directly related to indoor air.
Dogs are known for eating things they should not. To make matters worse, some of these things are toxic. There are more than 100,000 cases of pet poisoning in the United States each year. If you aren't sure if a food is toxic, please check with your veterinarian before feeding something new. Many well intending pet owners think a grapes or raisins are not a problem and later find their dog has developed kidney failure.
The other day I saw a magnet on a car that read “What Happens at the Dog Park Stays at the Dog Park.” Oh, if only that were true! Each year a larger segment of the parks in the United States include areas designed specifically for dogs. These dog parks are a great place for dogs to run, play, and socialize with their dog peers.
March 2007 marked the birth of an extra special litter of black lab puppies. What makes them so special? They are adorable, cuddly bundles of joy, AND they are the first puppies to have their genders selected prior to their conception! XY Inc., an international company in Fort Collins, Colorado, is responsible for this technological advancement.