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All we know that our four-legged pals (dogs) are the best and loyal friends of the man and anyone with a dog can tell you that having a dog is basically a one-way ticket to Relationship Island. But what about women? Is there any bond between dogs and women? According to a study by UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, there is a psychological relationship between women and their pets. The dog tends to be the anchor of support when family members are not available either physically or emotionally. The study also reveals that women living entirely alone with a dog are significantly less lonely than those living without a pet. Also when women are in a crisis situation, their dogs can be their only source of comfort and affection. One funny fact is the bond women have with their pets can determine where women live and what cars they drive. Women have chosen to move to homes based on their needs of their pets. For example: one woman turned to his husband and said, “I need an SUV to lug my 100lb dog around because I can't put my dog in your car!” But there is one important fact you must know and it`s specially for you guys! Guys, if you're dating a girl who loves her dog, you could better be prepared to like that dog. According to new research, a woman is more satisfied in her relationship when her partner feels the same about her pet as she does. If she's close to her dog , he`d better be, too. So, in a few words. If you see a woman jogging or running in the park with her dog and you want to flirt with her, please try to be polite with her dog, show some affection [...]
We live in a frantic world where the daily routine is very stressful, we try to do some kind of activities to release stress and clear the mind. Such activities are running, jogging, swimming, etc. But there is one activity especially for you dog lovers! which is walking with your dog. Walking your buddy (dog) is so much more than just a way of exercising man`s best friend. It stops him or her from getting bored, it’s a behavior training opportunity, and it teaches your dog how to behave in canine company. On top of all this, it gets both of you out and about while helping to grow the bond you have with your dog. Some studies suggest that while walking and playing with your dog you release a hormone called oxytocin, also known as the love hormone. This hormone helps you to reduce stress and have physiological stability. Besides one important fact is that if you do not walk your dog regularly he or she can quickly become an overweight one, and that brings all sorts of potential health problems with it. Even if your dog is active inside the home, they still need another outlet for pent-up energy. Also when walking your dog, consider it a training opportunity! Dogs are not born knowing how to walk on a leash, so you`ll have to teach your dog how to follow your lead. On these walks, you can begin teaching commands like, “sit,” ”stay,” and “heel,” especially if you take treats along to use during the process. So, with this insight about the benefits of walking with your dog, are you ready to get out of the house with your four-legged friend? Source: animalfoundation.com
Our four-legged pals (dogs) are one of the most important members of the family, we always play with them and of course they bring us protection and a lot of fun. But when they get sick we always worry about their health and we wonder what kind of foods or animals they would have eaten to become sick but as matter of fact if we do not vaccinate our dogs regularly , anytime time they eat, drink and even breath biological agents can affect them and even kill them. Vaccinations have become commonplace for dogs today, as they can effectively prevent potentially serious canine diseases like distemper, rabies and hepatitis. Not only can regular vaccinations protect your pet`s health, they can also keep the human members of your family healthy as well some canine illnesses can be transferred to humans. While annual vaccinations have been the general rule for some time, recent studies have shown that canine vaccinations may be effective for longer periods of time than originally thought. As vaccinations have become safer and better customized to each individual dog, it is becoming more common for veterinarians to recommend less frequent vaccinations that are tailored to your dog`s specific needs. But I know some of you worry that vaccinating their dogs will carry health risk as well. While any medical procedure, including vaccinations, do carry some degree of risk, the risk is generally much greater if you do not have your dog vaccinated at all. Also I want to mention that you must deworm your dog periodically according with your dog`s vet prescriptions. This is an important issue because the dog’s parasites through their stools can sick either your family or community. The dog`s stool carries a significant amount of parasites such as roundworms, hookworms and Giardia, besides the [...]
Nowadays, the rise in dog`s accidents and even other pets in almost every single street or highway is shocking. I live on a very busy four lane highway road and in the past 3 years 7 dogs and two cats have been hits by cars and killed. But the question is who is responsible for these accidents? Well, either drivers or dogs have some kind of responsibility because sometimes we drive recklessly, avoiding stop signs and even driving in excessive speed but you must know that dogs are hyperactive beings, where almost 80% of the accidents occur when they (dogs) are chasing cats, balls and even playing with children. One startling fact is that in the US alone approximately 1.2 million dogs are killed on the roads each year and in most of these cases, the dog was hit for a relatively simple reason. The dog cannot be seen by the motorist and the driver only spots the dog once it is too late. Even if you have a light colored dog, at night every dog becomes a hidden target. What can we do to prevent this? There are several steps or measures we should take to prevent this kind of tragic accidents; here we have some of them: Stay bright at night! Our led dog collars keep your dog seen on the road or in the yard at night. Statics show that dogs who typically chase cars are at much higher risk of being hit by car. This habit can also prove dangerous for the dog walker. It is important to teach your pup not to chase cars. When you have guest over, it is imperative that you teach everyone not to chase your dog. Guest and your family should never chase a dog. This is extremely counterproductive [...]
After reading the truth of the parasites who live in dog`s poop, I was curious about what kind of diseases do they transmit? I know that the dog`s poop is a contaminated factor in lakes and rivers but I was in shock when I learned that some parasites (hookworms, roundworms, Coccidia, Giardia, etc…) could be life-threatening for humans and dogs. As I mentioned above there are several parasites that live in dog feces but in this article I want to focus in a specific parasite called Roundworm. Roundworms are the most common of the parasitic worms found inside a dog, almost all dogs become infected with them at some time in their lives, usually as puppies. How will roundworms affect my dog? Roundworms live in the affected dog`s intestines. Many dogs do not have signs of infection. Some symptoms are vomiting, weigh lost, dull hair and a potbellied appearance. The dog may cough if the roundworms move into the lungs. To prevent this situation we must keep our dog`s living area clean, remove feces regularly and, if possible, prevent your dog from eating wild animals that may carry roundworms. To get rid of roundworms that are passed from the mother dog, you must follow the following steps: Puppies should be treated 2,4,6 and 8 weeks of age and then receive a preventive treatment monthly Fecal examinations should be conducted 2 to 4 times during the first year of life and 1 or 2 times each year in adults. Nursing mother should be kept on monthly preventive and treated along with their puppies to decrease the risk of transmission. Bear in mind roundworms do pose a significant risk to human too, any contact with contaminated soil or dog feces can result in human ingestion and infection. Also once we are infected [...]
Since my last post about the disgusting trouble of dealing with dog`s poop, I`ve been noticing in the news and even in my community that more apartment complexes are opting to DNA tests on dog`s stools to reduce the incidence of animal`s feces nearby their lawns, sidewalks etc. Leaving behind bag dispensers for the owners or hiring personnel to do this kind of chore. What matters most is that finally some pet owners are realizing and becoming aware this is problem of public health rather than just a smear in your shoes. But According to a article I skimmed, one condo resident says that the piles got to be a real problem, he found himself picking up other people`s dog`s messes more than his own dogs because he didn`t want step in, but the problem is far beyond that, there are diseases and parasites involved in the poop but this another topic. So the management of this condo started to implement this system (DNA) and surprisingly it`s only faced one lone “poop-predator” in month…Wow!!!. Another fact! The management chargers only 30$ to cover the cost of getting your dog into database which is cheap because…. Come on!! We spent more than that in silly stuff. From my point of view this is so great because at last the manager can find the culprit, unlike my condominium where everyone blames each other of the messes left by their dogs but no one is guilty as charged. Another thing what captured my attention is that the fines are really strict in places where the DNA test is implemented, the first offense will cost offenders 100$. The second offense is 150$ and the third time which honestly is so harsh, the tenant and the dog will be asked to move out or evicted. [...]