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The dangers of free treat

Like many owners you may be giving your dog free treats. You may be used to giving some leftovers from the table. You know that your dog is a great foodie and he is never happier than when you give him a piece of sugar or chocolate. After all, if you have a dog, it’s to share moments where everyone is happy together. So is there a real danger to your dog? For starters, this is what we mean by free treat. It’s the fact of suring your dog nibbles outside of your bowl. Snacking can be the tasting of dog treats but also of our leftovers and non-essential treats. Here are the 5 essential rules to know for your dog’s well-being! 1 Overweight Free treat is often associated with being overweight in dogs. We can say that this is rightly the case. Indeed, the latest French study conducted by veterinarians dating back to 2018, shows that nearly a quarter of family dogs are overweight. Yet more than half of these dog owners don’t know it or think it doesn’t matter. And even some prefer it when their dog is coated! It’s a dangerous look for the dog’s health. Because […]

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10 Resolutions to Make With Your Dog for 2020

The New Year is on your doorstep! It’s time to make good resolutions to perfect the happiness you share with your dog. Here is a list of 10 good resolutions to make with your dog. 1 Walking your dog  Do all DAY even if you have a garden! This is the best way to give your dog the opportunity to thrive by sniffing different smells every day. If, however, your dog is less than 12 months old, it is recommended that you do not spend half an hour of walking, to prevent it from forcing on its joints and muscles. 2 Make him meet friends  Your dog is a social being! He needs to communicate with other dogs, other species or people other than you. Regular meetings each week will help you meet your social needs. Be careful not to force a dog to meet others and not to forget the wearing of the muzzle if the dog has socializing problems. Do not hesitate to come to education class to help your dog meet friends. On the other hand, it is better to make few meetings, but 100% positive, than many encounters with many incidents. 3 Offer him new activities  […]

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Take care of your dog’s teeth

Does your dog have bad breath? Do you know why? The teeth of dogs must be maintained throughout their lives. Having good dental hygiene means living longer! So let’s see together, how to take care of the teeth of his dog. The dog is a carnivore The mouth of an adult dog has 42 teeth. The upper jaw has 20 teeth, while the lower jaw has 22 teeth. With 4 canines and 12 incisors, the dog is as well armed as any predator. As in humans, the mouth is lined with a mucous membrane where salivary glands are found. The structure of the dog’s teeth is similar to that of humans. For lack of prevention and information, 80% of dogs are affected by oral diseases. Signs of periodontal disease, and induced suffering are often insidious. A dog will not necessarily show that it is suffering, which can be dangerous to its health over time. Some predisposed dogs Chewing is the main way for a dog to brush its teeth, but not all have the same chewing abilities. Indeed, some of them have a shortened jaw. The contact between the upper and lower teeth is not complete and leads to entarment. Dogs known […]

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Dog in apartment: good or bad idea?

Everybody knows that. When you don’t have a garden, you don’t take a dog! It’s a well-known one. But is this statement true? Why can’t we have a dog in an apartment? Which dogs can live in an apartment? This topic is often debated. Dogs don’t ask to live with us, they don’t choose their families. Their lives are the result of our own choices. We have to be responsible for their lives, as much as we can. And living in an apartment is not inevitable if you are responsible! Dog Needs Job Mode To understand if a dog can live in an apartment, one must first know the needs of its species, but also be well informed about the needs that will vary from one individual to another. There are therefore main needs (outside of food) that are often not sufficiently respected. Here they are: Your dog has a need for safety: yes he needs to know that where he lives, he can always be safe no matter what. The bond he builds and forges with his master is very important. When focusing on the dog’s feelings, it is important to understand that coercive education will not help the […]

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What does your dog’s grunt mean

In behavioral balance, we are often confronted with this problem: the grunt of the dog on its owner. Enough to say, it freaks out a lot of masters! Is this a real problem? What can I understand from this signal? If you’re worried (or not!), read this article. What is a grunt? To understand what a grunt is, you need to know what it is for. Grunting is normal behavior and complex vocalization. Contrary to a very tenacious received idea, grunting is not a sign of dysfunction in dogs. The dog is a sociable animal, which also communicates through vocalizations. You can certainly see that if you live with a dog. It produces various vocalizations such as barking, moaning, and even different grunts. Each sound varies in intensity and complexity, but all have meaning. But how can we determine the emotional state of our dog when it grunts? My dog grunts because it feels uncomfortable The grunt is most often associated with a dog’s ill-being. The grunt is therefore a preventive sign of politeness on the part of the dog to tell us that it does not like something or that it makes him uncomfortable. In simple terms, it can […]

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