Does your dog beg for food every time you eat? Begging is a common problem that most dog owners face. One reason so many dogs beg is, because dogs overpower us with those big sweet puppy eyes, and we give in and offer them some of whatever we’re eating. Those puppy powers of persuasion are undeniably [...]
Do you know if your dog is overweight? Many of today’s dogs are overweight or obese. When determining if your dog is overweight take into account your dogs breed, age, and size. Most veterinarians use a 9-point scoring system to evaluate the body condition of your dog. A 1 means your dog is grossly underweight while a score of a 9 shows your dog is extremely overweight. The ideal score is a 5, which is just right.
My dog Sadie has a very sensitive stomach. I cannot give her pretty much any treats, raw bones, etc. without her getting diarrhea or vomiting. Because of the sensitivity of her stomach, I started to research dog foods. In my research, I found that the majority dog food contains several chemicals and preservatives, which are [...]
Dog gurus like Cesar Millan often talk about the importance of a regular dog walking regimen. Walking your dog is: great exercise for both, you and your dog. It’s a good way to socialize your dog. It helps establish a stronger bond between you and your pet, and it can help burn off the excess [...]
Here’s a video clip from National Geographic Channels – Dog Town. There’s a very unhealthy chihuahua in the video. The Dog Town veterinarian discusses how the Chihuahua’s extra weight will impact its life. The veterinarian also mentions how obesity is a big health problem affecting over 40% of dogs in America. A fat dog is [...]