Not all breeds age at the same rate . According to “Healthy-K9.com" ,” larger breeds mature at a slower rate, but turn seniors faster.” As we ourselves know, the amount and types of food we could eat and maintain our weight 18-24 y/o’s changes markedly at 40...
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I am sure by now you are wondering exactly what this site might be about. Well here is the skinny..no pun intended. If you were to ask me what one thing would I have to say would I be passionate about, without any deep thought, I would have to tell you it is dogs. Dogs...
We discussed proteins last week and now that proteins are made up of 22 amino acids …these are the building blocks necessary for Fido to have a healthy immune system, healthy skin, hair, nails and coat.
Carnivores, but our dogs have evolved to be omnivores and have...
Over thousands of years of domestication , our pets do not look much like their predecessors , nor is their body metabolism and chemistry like their predecessors. Our dogs have developed to need carbohydrates in addition to meat.
Exercise is important for any dog. A dog that doesn’t get enough exercise quickly gains weight and may become extremely keyed up or very lethargic. Fortunately, most dogs love to exercise by nature. They love to run and play with their people. The overweight dog my be reluctant to exercise at first, but if you persist in taking him for walks or to play games like “fetch” (most dogs love to run after a thrown tennis ball or other object), the pup will soon come around and start exercising more frequently and for longer periods of time.
Dogs need walks. Walks provide them with exercise, reminds them you are Pack Leader, and brings some fun to the day for both of you.
But what do you do when that fun fades and you and your dog seem to just be going through the motions, bored and waiting for the walk to be over so you can go back home?
Lots of dog lovers come up with a route that works for them and stick with it forever because that’s the easiest thing to do, but over time this can bore both you and your dog. If you want to liven things up, you can make a small change, such as walking the opposite direction on your next walk.
Bring back some fun by planning the walk around some other activity, such as going to a dog-friendly restaurant for dinner or shopping in a dog-friendly store. When you’re done, you can continue the walk and be happy that you accomplished another task as well.