November 2015 - LUV My dogs

LUV My dogs

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Monday, November 30, 2015

5 ways to train your dog

5 ways to train your dog
It is important to have a well-trained puppy. Not only does it make you look good in your friends’ and neighbors’ eyes, but it also means fewer accidents for you to clean up. Also, a well-trained puppy means a well-trained grown-up dog.

Teaching your dog to do tricks is a fun extension of basic obedience training. Indeed, similar principles apply to teaching tricks. Dogs thrive on the one-to-one attention they get from an owner during training sessions, and they also benefit from the mental stimulation. If you want to teach your dog some basic tricks or something more advanced, learn about reward based training and get started.


1. Focus on reward-based training. 


Prize based preparing uses treats, acclaim, toys, and play as sparks to show your canine new practices. This strategy for preparing shows your canine that in the event that he does what you need then he gets a prize. Prize based preparing is the most ideal approach to show your pooch new things on the grounds that it is powerful, basic, and it upgrades your relationship.


2. Identify your dog’s ideal reward. Identify your dog’s ideal reward. 


Prize based preparing works best on the off chance that you recognize what propels your canine. Normal prizes incorporate modest bits of nourishment and uncommon pooch treats, however you can likewise utilize acclaim or compensate your puppy with a diversion or an exceptional toy.


3. Reward your dog immediately.Reward your dog immediately.


The timing of the prize is vital on the grounds that it offers your pooch some assistance with understanding what conduct is being remunerated. In this manner, it is vital to give your canine his prize at precisely the same that your pooch performs the sought conduct.


4. Replacement Therapy


A puppy does not recognize what it can and can not do until it is told. Rather than rebuffing your pup when it bites on a shoe, say "no" in a firm voice, and after that take the thing endlessly, supplanting it with one of the puppy's admissible bite toys. Quickly applaud it for biting on the "great" toy. Before long, your puppy will be molded to the standards of the house.


5. Be Consistent


This says it all. Ensure you are steady with all that you do as such your puppy does not get befuddled. Pooch treatment and hostile to tension meds for a sporadic puppy can be costly not far off, so better to get the strides right the first run through.





This says it all. Ensure you are steady with all that you do as such your puppy does not get befuddled. Pooch treatment and hostile to tension meds for a sporadic puppy can be costly not far off, so better to get the strides right the first run through.



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10 reasons a dog is the best investment you will ever make

10 reasons a dog is the best investment you will ever make
Are you tired of being let down by life? We feel your pain. 

There is one thing in life, though, that will never disappoint you.


A dog.


1. Imagine being greeted by this when you come home. EVERY DAY. 

2. Imagine never feeling unloved again. 
3. Making people happy makes dogs happy. It's like having your own personal happiness machine.
4. Let's put it this way. You'll never find a cat doing something like this, will you?
5. A dog, on the other hand, will be there for you when you need him most.
6. They care about your health, so they'll go out of their way to get you up and outside.
7. They never judge. They just love.
8. And when they say they'll love you forever, they mean it.
9. A dog can teach you everything you need to know about how to enjoy life.
10. You'll never eat alone again.

Of course. There can be more than 100 reasons to investment in a dog, but we said here 10 funny reasons, but all of them are one hundred percent real! 


Don't be sad if you don't have a dog. Buy one!


You have no money? Adopt one! 


You will see your life with other eyes. I promise!



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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Creating a Safe Thanksgiving Dinner for Your Dog

Creating a Safe Thanksgiving Dinner for Your Dog
  For all the love and loyalty they give us throughout the year, we show gratitude to our pets by...excluding them from the Thanksgiving feast?
  As we gather our family members for a happy, full meal, we often forget that pets can benefit from this day of giving thanks. What better way to reward them for their unconditional love and companionship than by cooking up some homemade edibles? These goodies are for pet-friendly stomachs with some recipes good for humans too! Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for dogs, it turns out, isn’t an outrageous idea.

Recipe 1: Winning ways with leftovers
  Dogs love turkey and sweet potatoes, too. Cook this meal from scratch or use up the leftovers—either way, your chow hounds will chow down with gusto!

Photo from The Healthy Dog Cookbook
Ingredients: 3 lb/1.3 kg skinless turkey pieces (light and dark meat); 1 cup (about 6 oz/175 g) oatmeal (cooked); 1 lb/450 g sweet potatoes, cubed; 2 tbsp cranberry sauce; 4 tbsp turkey gravy (optional; to reduce the fat content, omit the gravy or substitute olive oil)
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Lightly oil a roasting pan.
  • For boneless breast or thigh, cook 30–45 minutes; boned breast or thigh, 45–60 minutes; whole turkey, 1 1/2–2 hours or until the meat juices run clear when pierced with a skewer. Let cool.
  • Remove all the bones and dice the meat into large pieces.
  • If using fresh sweet potatoes, roast with the turkey for about 25–30 minutes or until tender. Let cool, then peel and dice.
  • Meanwhile, cook the oatmeal according to package instructions.
  • Mix together the turkey meat, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce. If using gravy or oil, add it now and mix thoroughly. (If your dog is at all prone to pancreatitis or other fat-related upsets, omit the gravy.)
Recipe 2: Woof-Worthy Souffle’ 
Ingredients: 
  • 2/3 cup deboned, skinned, unseasoned cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten (no milk)
  • 1/4 cup diced cooked carrots
  • 1/4 cup cooked mashed pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup cooked diced green beans
  Combine all ingredients in an oven-safe casserole dish that has been greased with a bit of olive oil. Microwave for 3 minutes or until eggs are set, or bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool thoroughly, invert casserole dish onto a plate, and present with pride to your pup.


Recipe 3:Pumpkin smoothies
  While your guests sip cocktails, dogs and cats can wet their whistles with this creamy pumpkin drink that’s packed with fiber and digestion-friendly probiotics.
Ingredients: ½ c. canned pumpkin puree; ½ c. plain non-fat yogurt.
  • Place pumpkin and yogurt in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Evenly pour mixture into 8 small paper cups. Either refrigerate or freeze overnight, or serve right away.

  Remembering Thanksgiving food safety is just as important as making sure everything is delicious — and this goes double for dogs! From stuffed bellies to splintering bones, furry friends should be kept safe from a whole host of hazards. To help you make sure the holiday is happy and healthy fur all, here are our top tips for tackling Thanksgiving dinner for dogs.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Is Not for Dogs

Thanksgiving Dinner Is Not for Dogs
  With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. People admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies to your pet’s diet, there are also hidden dangers in holiday fare. 

 This year, before preparing a heaping plateful for your pet, consult a vet and consider these tips to keep Thanksgiving a safe, healthful holiday for your dog .

Talkin’ Turkey: If you decide to feed your pet a small bite of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don't offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria. Do not give your pet the left over carcass–the bones can be problematic for the digestive tract.
+Turkey can be a wonderful lean protein to share with your pet. 

No to Alliums: Nothing with alliums (i.e., onions, garlic, leeks, scallions) should be ingested by your pet. While it is true that small, well-cooked portions of these foods can be okay if your pet is used to it, ingesting these foods in large quantities can lead to toxic anemia.

Your dog can get very sick from eating onions or garlic, because they contain sulfides—which are toxic to dogs and can cause destruction of red blood cells, leading to anemia.

Don't Let Them Eat Cake: If you plan to bake Thanksgiving desserts, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs—they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.

  It's no myth: chocolate is dangerous for dogs. The toxic component is theobromine, something easily metabolized by humans but a big problem for dogs. In large quantities, theobromine can cause seizures, internal bleeding and heart attacks in dogs, but even a small amount will probably cause your pup some discomfort. Keep all chocolate treats away from your pet. While some desserts aren't as dangerous, it is best for pups to stay away from all sweets. Too much sugar ingestion can lead to diabetes and obesity.

Yes to Mashed Potatoes: Potatoes are a great, filling vegetable to share with your pet. However even though the potatoes themselves are not harmful to pets, be aware of additional ingredients used to make mashed potatoes. Cheese, sour cream, butter, onions, and gravies are no-no’s in a pet’s diet.

Yes to Cranberry Sauce: Cranberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins that are great for your pup, but this trademark sauce is also full of sugar, so keep Fido's portion light. 

Cranberry sauce is just fine for pets but watch the amount of sugar in it. It is probably best to only provide a small helping to your pet’s plate.

Do pass a piece of pumpkin: Plain, cut, cooked pieces of pumpkin are a pawsome treat for pups. The smooth and colorful food is often used as a digestive aid for dogs with tummy troubles. Don't be afraid to share this squash with your furry sweetheart, just make sure there are no extra flavors added. 

Yes to Green Beans: Plain green beans are a wonderful treat for pets. Fresh vegetables are a great addition to any diet. If the green beans are included in a green bean casserole though, be conscious of the other ingredients in it.


No to Alcohol: Alcohol is definitely a big no for pets. What we people may consider a small amount can be toxic for a smaller animal. Also, keep in mind that alcohol poisoning can occur in pets from atypical items like fruit cake , as well as unbaked bread.
  Don't give your pup a sip of wine: Since most dogs are smaller than humans, intoxicants hit them harder. Ban your furry best friends from the bar and keep their drinks to fresh water only. 
  Beer: Keep the cold ones to yourself. Some dogs might love beer, but it can really mess with their stomach. And if the dog has too much, it can cause a fever, rapid heartbeat, seizures, liver damage, or even death.

We’re wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

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