Lorelai the Labrador, Husky Mix

Lorelai the Labrador, Husky Mix

Meet Lorelai. She is an excitable, boisterous girl who is ready for a new home. She would do best in an experienced home that can give her lots of exercise and has some knowledge with managing a hyper girl! She enjoys playing with tolerant dogs who can handle her bossy pants ways. Lorelai is a joyful dog. She is also a very smart pooch. She knows sit, lie down, and shakes hands. Submitted by the Humane Society Silicon Valley.

Lorelai the Labrador, Husky Mix

Lorelai the Labrador, Husky Mix

 
5 Foods To Avoid For A Healthier Dog In 2019

5 Foods To Avoid For A Healthier Dog In 2019

When it comes to dogs, it is not only about giving them a proper walk or creating a homey environment for them, it is also about giving them the right food. Dogs have an inherent nature of sniffing and devouring almost anything they lay their eyes on, even the things that are not good for their diet.

As their owner, the responsibility falls on your shoulders to keep your dog away from those foods that don’t suit their diet and could make them really sick.Veterinarians have created a chart that strictly denotes the food items that can be life-threatening for dogs.

For your convenience, we have created a list to educate you about those forbidden foods. Let’s have a look.

Chocolates: As tempting as this item may sound to us, it is almost equivalent to poison for our dogs. Chocolate contains a particular substance known as methylxanthines. If a sufficient amount is eaten by a dog it can cause severe vomiting, panting, diarrhea, arrhythmia, even seizures. Chocolate has proven to be life-threatening for dogs and should be kept away from your pup at all times. Dark chocolates are more dangerous and can have even worse effects on dogs than milk chocolates as they have a higher percentage of methylxanthines. So no matter what you do, keep your dog away from chocolates.

Grapes and raisins: Be careful when you leave a bowl of granola with raisins or a fruit platter with grapes idle on the table if you have a dog in your home. Raisins and grapes are extremely dangerous for your beloved dog and can cause their kidneys to fail and shut down permanently. It doesn’t matter what breed of dog you have or what gender, these fruits are very toxic to their bodies as their kidney are unable to filter them from their bloodstream causing failure. So no matter what you do, don’t leave these fruits on display at your home or in places where your dog can come in contact with them.

Onions: Onions usually have a particular substance in them that dogs cannot process. That substance is called thiosulphate, which is toxic to the dogs. Once this substance enters the dog’s bloodstream it can cause gastrointestinal problems and can even permanently damage their blood cells. It doesn’t matter if it is a cooked onion or raw, or even in a powdered form, it can all be deadly to your pup. Hence try to keep your dog away from any foods that contains onions in them.

Macadamia nuts: Macadamia nuts are the members of the Proteaceae family. Generally, the items that are part of this food group are not friendly to a dog’s digestive system. If your dog ingests these nuts it can cause his body temperature to rise and cause severe vomiting, hyperthermia, and even pancreatitis. Dry fruits and nuts are items that are sometimes within reach around the house, so place them in the pantry far away from the reach of the dogs.

Avocados: Avocados contain a kind of substance called Persin. We humans are very immune to this substance but it is not the same for dogs. Dogs are intolerant to Persin and it reacts as a toxin in their bloodstream and can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting.

Conclusion

Dogs have a much more sensitive digestive system than us humans and process foods differently. Hence they have difficulty in processing these particular foods.

As an owner it is your duty to keep your dogs safe and healthy then keep them away from these foods at all times.

Author Bio: Jeremy grew up in a house full of dogs, a cat, and even rabbits. He recently decided to share his advice and opinions on his very own pet blog, BestDogFood.com.

Cricket the Chihuahua Mix

Cricket the Chihuahua Mix

She was Crystal when she was with us at the shelter, and now she is Cricket, and she is completely delighting her new family. They call her their “dream pet” and are so impressed with her. She’s already house-trained, crate-trained, and knows lots of tricks! We’re so happy that this sweet pup found an awesome home. Congrats, Cricket! Happy Tails! Submitted by the Humane Society Silicon Valley.

Cricket the Chihuahua Mix

Cricket the Chihuahua Mix

 
Dog Training – A Few Obedience Training Tips That Can Help

Dog Training – A Few Obedience Training Tips That Can Help

Are you a dog owner? Well, then you can very well understand how difficult it is to take care of an impolite and undisciplined dog. And no one loves to be around an unruly dog who can also be downright dangerous.

Dogs are the happiest when they have boundaries and know what their owner is expecting from them. Otherwise they will walk around aimlessly in confusion, which can result in anxiety and fear. Therefore, obedience training is important for your pooch.

The dog obedience training will not only make life easier for both of you but will also prepare your dog to cope better with its surrounding environment. Proper training will give your pet a more comfortable and happy life. Here are some of the best dog obedience training tips that you should keep in mind when planning to train your pet for a better life…

Use Effective Dog Training Aids

These days there are a number of dog training aids available on the market that can help make your pet more disciplined and polite. This may include pee pads, no bark dog collars, pet cubes, wireless fences, and more. Pee pads can help your dog learn about the places where they can potty, even if they are alone at home. Wireless fences can be used for areas where you do not want your dog to enter. This gadget will send a mild electronic signal as soon as your pet comes near to it. This will remind your dog not to cross that area.

Violence is a Big “No”

When training your pet, do not hit or show aggression. Violence can instill a sense of fear in your dog which can be dangerous in the long run. Be a loving leader. Praise your dog and shower him with love and affection when you are training him. You can also reward their behavior by offering tasty treats to praise them for their good behavior.

Be Extra Patient

It takes a lot of patience and practice to teach your dog some new skills. Dogs may take a longer time to learn and show resistance to authority. So the key is to be slow and patient with their obedience training sessions to make sure your loving pooch doesn’t miss out on the important details.

Dog Training – A Few Obedience Training Tips That Can Help

Know Your Breed

This is one of the most important things that you need to consider when beginning with obedience training. Every dog is different. So before you start with the training, learn all you can about your breed. This way you will get the best results in a very short time.

Apart from this, be aware of your dog’s overall health. Make sure he is physically and mentally healthy for the training. You can also use the help given on different dog training apps to find out about the best training tips for your dog.

Search the internet to look for the best apps for dog lovers. But always make sure to read through customer reviews before you sign up for the app.

Monique the Akita Inu, Chow Chow Mix

Monique the Akita Inu, Chow Chow Mix

This is Monique. She’s awesome, and probably cooler than you. No offense. She can’t wait to show you all of her favorite toys. She loves to carry stuffed animals while she’s out on a walk. She is an affectionate girl who can be shy with too much activity. Monique would love a quiet home with a family that also enjoys getting out and being active, because she still has lots of energy to burn. Submitted by the Humane Society Silicon Valley.

Monique the Akita Inu, Chow Chow Mix

Monique the Akita Inu, Chow Chow Mix

Monique the Akita Inu, Chow Chow Mix

Monique the Akita Inu, Chow Chow Mix

Monique the Akita Inu, Chow Chow Mix