April 24th, 2013
Owners of pets sometimes tend to over feed their favorite pets. Out of love they give them lots of treats and take them through little or no exercise at all. Recent studies by scientist have shown that 45c percent of American dogs are overweight. Dogs that are overweight suffer the risk of suffering from weight related diseases. Contrary to popular an overweight dog is neither happy nor healthy.
First thing is to check for the signs that your dog is overweight then get it back on track. To find out if your dog is fat do the rib test. Also check the dogs against a pet obesity prevention chart.
Visit your local vet and come up with a diet plan for your pet. The professional help will help reset your pet’s metabolism. Vets can also recommend weight reduction dog foods that won’t harm the health of your pet. Continuously monitor your pet’s progress by keeping a record of his weight, food and amount of exercise he is taking. It will also help the vet make better diagnosis of the progress of the pet health and weight and adjust accordingly.
Exercise is essential in the weight loss program. Exercises helps improve muscle tone and reduces weight. Exercising the dog should be a daily task. Water training is good option for dogs that are extremely obese and cannot walk or run properly. Remember to carry with you water on hot weather days and a collapsible dog bowl. Working out with your dog is an excellent motivator to stay healthy and will become bonding time for you and your dog.
Most owners find it difficult to cut out dog treats and cookies from the dog’s diet. This is an essential part of the weight loss program. Treats interfere with the diet plan and only add weight to the dog.
March 15th, 2013
Whether it is a pet or a guard dog, the pain and agility of loosing one is immense. Not at least when you bought it at a handsome price, fed and trained it to admirable levels only to wake up one morning and find it missing from its regular place.
The first reaction should be to swiftly establish a manhunt starting from the neighbors to rescue centers and probably in the woods. You are hoping against hopes not to find its remains somewhere but hoping to find it safe and sound.
Probably the last option is going public about it and to publish a notice on a ‘missing pet’ and probably a price towards successful recovery. If it takes so long for it to return home, the sad truth is that high chances are it was stolen by a jealous spy or killed. You need to understand that a pet accustomed to a particular home will not easily get away by succumbing to petty influence of other animals to loiter.
Secondly, it will be hard for a trained dog to be lured into moving to neighbors unless force or sedation was applied in picking it. If such happens, the dog won’t take long before getting back to its home. This admirable action by a dog might however be possible if at home it gets the best food, shelter and treatment. Getting in the habit of beating your dog is the first step to chasing it away. If you do not feed it appropriately, according to vet care standards, then this is the final cue for your dog’s unceremonious exodus.
It is therefore wise not to dwell on neighbor’s homestead for long when in search of your lost dog. Scope further afield someone might have taken it far but be rest assured you will find it if you had its right documents, dedication and cooperation from friends.