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July 18, 2017

Want to know what is the right food, what are the right amounts of calories and what foods equal what calories. Want to know the ideal weight for your pet?? Subscribe below to receive a free chart with this great information.

July 17, 2017

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...

July 9, 2017

  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...

July 6, 2017

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.

    Lets talk about protein for a...

June 30, 2017

Ingredients: 1 quart of V8 Splash Berry Juice

                      1 mashed banana

                      5.3 oz Yogurt

Mix ingredients together. Pour into ice cube trays a...

June 29, 2017

OMNIVORES      not     CARNIVORES

     I’m sure you’ve   you have the ads on TV for All Meat dogs foods….that the dog is a 

descendant of the wolf, and that is correct,  and therefore only wants or needs an all meat dietthat is not...

June 21, 2017

Symptoms of obesity in dogs include:

Weight Gain, Little or no visible waistline, Difficulty breathing, Lethargy, Lack of mobility, Lack of energy, No palpable rib cage, Excess body fat, Distended abdomen.

Measurements:

Underweight: Ribs, spine and/or pelvic bones are vis...

June 19, 2017

An estimated 53.8% of US dogs are overweight or obese (BCS 4-5)

41.9 million US dogs are estimated to be overweight or obese

26.1 million US dogs are estimated to be overweight (BCS 4)

15.7 million US dogs are estimated to be obese (BCS 5)

(based on 77.8 million US dogs -...

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EXERCISE YOUR DOG

DOG OBESITY

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.

TIPS TO MAKE DOG WALKING FUN

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.

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