Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Mother Dog Shows Her Love And Brings Love To Others


Even though this video is a little old I had just came across it which shows a dog named Lilica who was abandoned as a puppy in a junkyard in Brazil that has a heart of gold.

 

As Lilica had traveled miles to feed her puppies, Lilica didn't give up helping to feed the other animals back home on her quest. So during the years she brought the hearts of two people together which only shows the joy of love.


Thanks to Tribalistnyc for posting this video.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Some times all a dog wants to do is wind surf.



      

 Ok I know some people aren't going to like this but some dogs can do anything.
 But this dog looks like it's loving it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's Harmful To Shave Your Dog For The Summer?



Tips on Keeping Dogs Cool in The Summer Heat from Royal Flush Havanese

Royal Flush Havanese shares some important information regarding how to keep one's dog cool in the summer heat.

      
Now that the summer weather has arrived in full force, the intense heat drives many dog owners to book their pooch an appointment at the grooming salon. One of the biggest misconceptions about long haired and double-coated dogs is that they can easily overheat with their longer coats intact through the summer months. Due to this misinformation, many owners choose to shave their dogs. Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers how shaving a dog’s coat can actually do more harm than good.

The Havanese breed has a double-coat, which is believed to have developed as a result of living in the tropics. This means that evolution has allowed for a coat that provides both heat retention in the winter, and cooling effects in the summer. This double-coat, although appearing dense and heavy, is actually light and silky. The first layer of hair, known as the undercoat, is composed of fine, short, and wavy hairs. This layer is used primarily for trapping air and insulation. The second layer of the coat, the topcoat, is composed of tougher hairs that protect the dog from bug bites and sunburn. By shaving off the topcoat, a dog is more prone to both side effects of insect bites and sunburn, as well as loss of hair growth, bald patches, cowlicks, and hyperpigmentation of the skin.
Double-coated dogs with fur shed their undercoat twice a year, which is why it is so important to consistently brush these breeds. In the spring, dogs shed out the dense winter undercoat, which is then replaced with a lighter undercoat meant for summer weather. It is important that owners do not think of a dog’s coat as similar to that of humans wearing a coat in the summer. Dogs do not sweat from their skin– they pant as a means of cooling down and occasionally sweat through the pads of their feet. Contrarily, the Havanese is considered to be a non-shedding breed, as they posses a coat of hair, rather than fur. This means that they shed much less than dogs with fur– a type of shedding that is easily comparable to the shedding of human hair. If the Havanese coat is not brushed consistently, they will develop mats in their coat. Because the Havanese still possesses a double-coat, they still should not be shaved.
Although shaving a dog for the summertime is not a viable method of keeping him/her cool, there are plenty of other ways to do so. For more information, check out a previous article from Royal Flush Havanese, which is titled Tips on Keeping Dogs Cool in the Summer Heat.

 Royal Flush Havanese recognizes that summer is an ideal time for dogs to be outside enjoying the weather; however, extreme temperatures and overexposure to the sun can be detrimental to any dog’s health. Following some simple guidelines during the hot days of the year will keep both pet owners and their companions happy and healthy throughout the “dog days” of summer.
        Fresh water is the single most important resource a pet and his owner can have! Drinking water for any dog should be kept at room temperature or slightly cooler. Keeping dogs properly hydrated is the key to maintaining their good health - especially during the hot summer months. If a dog will not drink from his bowl very often, get creative! There are many different recipes for dog treats that will hydrate while providing entertainment. Ice pops made with frozen chicken or beef broth are one of most simple and tasty options! These also work well to help cool off an already hot dog. Outdoor showers, hoses, or even sprinklers can be used to keep a dog cool as well and provide playtime. When running cold water on a dog,Royal Flush Havanese suggests pouring the water over the dogs’ paws first, working up to his back and head. If a dog does not like the feel of water, cloths can be dampened with cool water and placed on a dog’s fur, specifically in areas such as the neck, armpits, and on the pads of his feet.
    One of the most common and potentially catastrophic mistakes a dog owner can make is leaving his dog in the car during a hot day. Even if it is just for a few minutes, and regardless of whether the windows are left down, a car can heat up just like the inside of an oven. If the outside temperature is 85°, the inside of a car can heat up to 120° in only 30 minutes! If a trip in warm weather will involve leaving a dog in the car, it is far better to leave him home in a cool place.
    Another danger in hot weather for dogs is heatstroke. Symptoms of heatstroke include panting, drooling, vomiting, dark red tongue with pale gums, disorientation and lethargy. Dogs with short noses and those that are very old or very young are most susceptible. If a dog is exposed to especially warm conditions, it is very important to be vigilant and check for any of these symptoms. If he is showing signs of stress due to heat, call a local veterinarian and try to keep the dog cool by employing the methods described above. However, never use ice or ice water as this can make the heat stroke worse.
    There are several other simple preventative measures dog owners can take to keep their pets cool and protected from the sun throughout the summer. Dogs with darker coloring absorb more heat than dogs of a lighter color, and may be less tolerant to sun exposure. Longhaired dogs can also retain more heat within their coat. Giving long-haired dogs a summer ‘haircut’ will help keep them cool. An ideal trim will leave a dog’s coat length no shorter than one inch, as anything under this length can result in sunburn.
    Finally, always try to walk dogs during the cooler parts of the day, such as after sunset and early morning when air and surface temperatures are lower. Beyond quickly capturing and radiating heat, sand and pavement can burn the paw pads of any dog. While doggie boots are available specifically to guard against burns, walks during cooler parts of the day are a better alternative, as well as allowing the dog to walk on grass.
    Despite all the potential dangers posed by heat – especially in the summer, the warm weather is a perfect opportunity for all dog owners to get outdoors and spend quality time with their canine companions. Activities such as swimming are a smart way to combine exercise with keeping cool in the heat, as well as providing a fulfilling bonding experience between dogs and their owners. Understanding and knowing how to minimize the risks summer heat poses to dogs allows for a happy and rewarding summer for all.

OK So After The Fire Works Head Over To Petco For National Adoption Weekend


 Petco Hosts National Adoption Weekend July 5-6

Future stars available at National Adoption Weekend events taking place at Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations nationwide, July 5-6, 2014, help find shelter pets new homes

 
Petco will host a National Adoption Weekend at stores nationwide July 5-6, 2014, where animal lovers can find their future best friend and very own potential star. Many famous four-legged silver screen and social media pet stars were once housed in a shelter; but through pet adoption, these amazing animals found their fairy tale ending in a forever home.
Here's a list of some famous pups and cats that were adopted before the world knew their name:
  • Benji: The first dog to play Benji was a shelter dog named Higgins who was adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter. The movie "Benji," released in 1974, is the first film in a series of nine about the golden mixed breed dog with an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time.
  • Grumpy Cat: Arguably one of the most famous cats on the Internet, Grumpy Cat, whose real name is actually Tardar Sauce, has over five million Facebook friends and more than 300,000 Instagram followers.
  • Uggie: Born in 2002, Uggie is a Jack Russell Terrier famous for his roles in "Water for Elephants" and "The Artist." Before his big screen debut, Uggie was rejected by his first two owners for being "too wild."
  • Tuna Melts My Heart: Left abandoned on a San Diego road, Tuna was found by a rescuer, traumatized and afraid. The rescuer brought him to a local farmer's market and Courtney Dasher adopted him. Now Tuna has almost 800,000 Instagram followers and is an advocate for pet adoption.
  • Baxter: Before playing Will Ferrell's dog in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," Baxter, whose real name was Peanut, was adopted from the Los Angeles Animal Services East Valley Shelter. An animal trainer rescued Peanut after his life of abuse, injury and neglect, and turned him into one of Hollywood's funniest pet sidekicks.
For those ready to welcome their very own pet star into their life, Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations nationwide will be hosting adoption events the weekend of July 5-6, 2014Pet adoption times may vary, so it's recommended to contact the nearest location for adoption hours. For more information on adoption events in your area, visit www.petco.com/adoptions.

 About Petco and the Petco Foundation
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,300 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 100 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; 10 Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding and spa services; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.

Dose Your Dog Have Osteoarthritis,Well Bayer Just Made It Easier To Help With The Pain Management


Bayer introduces first FDA-approved soft chew in canine osteoarthritis pain management

· quellin™ (carprofen) soft chewable tablets help veterinarians alleviate the pain associated with canine osteoarthritis

 
Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health is pleased to announce the launch of quellin™ (carprofen) soft chewable tablets to help alleviate the pain associated with canine osteoarthritis, one of the most common causes of chronic pain in dogs—affecting 20 percent of dogs older than one year of age.1 quellin™, the first FDA-approved, meat flavored, soft chew osteoarthritis pain therapy for dogs, is designed to be easily accepted by dogs and provide pet owners with an easier method of administering the drug at home—most dogs readily take it right out of their hands, so there is no need for additional delivery aids, like pill pouches.
quellin™ is the first soft chewable formulation of carprofen, the leading veterinarian-prescribed, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for dogs.2  Formulated using patented soft chew technology from Bayer, the active ingredient is evenly distributed throughout each chew, which is given in half-tablet increments—and each chew is scored to aid in accurate dosing. These features, combined with a savory meat flavor, contain no animal proteins, and help deliver the dose prescribed for each patient without the need for additional delivery aids like pill pouches.
"Bayer's introduction of quellin™ provides veterinarians with a precise, savory and easy-to-use therapy that helps treat the pain and inflammation of canine osteoarthritis," said Cristiano von Simson, DVM, MBA, director, Veterinary Services, Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health. "Administering hard tablets can be difficult for some dog owners. This soft and tasty chew is easy to give and may encourage at-home compliance with prescribed dosing regimens."
quellin™ is available in 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg soft chew tablets veterinary prescription only. quellin™ may be administered as 2 mg/lb of body weight once daily or divided and administered as 1 mg/lb twice daily.
About quellin™quellin™ is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs. For more information, visit quellin.com.
CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. WARNINGS: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use. Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans. For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats. All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data prior to, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID should be considered.

Find more information about Bayer HealthCare Animal Health at 
www.animalhealth.bayerhealthcare.com

Monday, June 30, 2014

Two Of My Dogs Made The Top Of The List To Cause The Most Damage , Not My Chihuahua Or My Dachshund


The tiny Chihuahua causes more damage than any other dog breed, a new study by PayingTooMuch.com has revealed

 Owning a dog is expensive - but now potential dog owners are able to see exactly which breeds cause the most damage, and which cause the least.

 Despite being one of the smallest dogs, the Chihuahua causes an average of £866 worth of damage over its lifetime by ripping or staining carpets, scratching or chewing sofas and digging up plants and flowerbeds.

Second in the poll went to Dachshunds, with owners of the cute ‘sausage’ dog facing a bill of £810 to repair or clean up after their pet’s destruction followed by a Boxer’s total damage of £784.
At the other end of the scale, Staffordshire Bull Terriers cause the least amount of damage with a total bill of just £178.
It also emerged that, for some, the massive amount will be even higher with many also admitting their pet has caused damage to other people’s property and have been involved in, or caused an accident.
A spokesman for financial comparison sitePayingTooMuch.com, which commissioned the research, said: “Chihuahuas may be tiny but it seems they will leave you with a bigger bill than any other dog.
“They might not have the size of other breeds but they can still leave more than their fair share of destruction behind them.
“All pet owners expect a little damage from their dog from time to time, but when you add up the total amount spent on cleaning, repairing and replacing, it can be a huge amount.
“Add to that extra costs from damage caused to other people’s property and bills if your pet is involved in an accident, and you can expect to part with a large amount of money.
“Worryingly, there are a large number of people who don’t have insurance to cover the costs – whether that’s contents cover for your home or pet insurance to cover the cost of vets bills or damage to other people’s property.”
The study of 2,000 dog owners found that fourth place in the poll went to Dalmatian’s with a total damage bill of £775 over its lifetime, with a Bulldog’s £749 putting it into fifth place.
Great Danes will cost their owners £692, Huskies more than £671, Beagles £609 and Pointers £601.
German Shepherds completed the top ten with damage worth a total of £562.
And while Staffordshire Bull Terriers cause the least damage, they were followed close behind by West Highland Terriers which cause around £183 worth of destruction over their lives.
Third place went to Yorkshire Terriers with a bill of £227 followed by a Spaniel’s £230 and Whippet’s £251.
Other dogs to feature among the least destructive include Shih Tzus, Labradors and even the fearsome Rottweiler.    
Researchers found that 57 per cent of dog owners will face a trail of destruction in their home at some point over their pet’s life, with scratched, ripped or chewed carpets the most likely damage.
Ruined sofas, damage to gardens and flowerbeds and scratched doors and door frames also add to the total.
But it doesn’t stop in the home as 13 per cent even admitted their pet has caused damage to someone else’s property, with seven in ten then facing an average repair bill of £285 for that as well.
More than one in five also admitted their pet has been involved in an accident, leaving them with a vet’s bill of a further £273.71.
It also emerged that one in five admit there have been occasions where they have regretted getting their pet, with one in ten even claiming they have considered giving their pet away or rehoming due to the constant damage to their home.
A spokesman for PayingTooMuch.com added: “When it comes to a pet, many owners turn a blind eye to the real costs involved because they are seen as being part of the family and are viewed with a loving eye. However as our research shows, the cost of owning a dog will usually exceed providing food, paying vets bills and buying toys as there will be other ancillary costs which should never be under-estimated for all sorts of reasons.”  

  I have to say in the nineteen years we have had our Chihuahua  he hasn't cause really any damage and as for our Dachshund over the last fourteen years he has only scratched up the door waiting for us to walk in.

What can I say our dogs are great.

Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 World's Ugliest Dog Winner Is Peanut



Peanut Named Top Dog in 2014 World's Ugliest Dog® Contest
             

After much deliberation worthy of a national beauty contest and tabulation by an independent calculator, Peanut, a miniscule mutt from North Carolina has been crowned the World's Ugliest Dog® 2014 winner at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.

After much deliberation worthy of a national beauty contest and tabulation by an independent calculator, Peanut, a miniscule mutt from North Carolina has been crowned the World's Ugliest Dog® 2014 winner at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. The unlikely celebrity, owned by Holly Chandler was selected for his shocking smile. Runner up and winner of the pedigree category was SweePee, a Chihuahua from Encino, CA.
 

More than 500 spectators clapped and cheered as 29 underdogs proudly walked the red carpet and strutted their stuff across the stage. Josie, a Chinese Crested even wore pink nail polish. Cameras flashed and video rolled as international press recorded the evening's events.
You might think that all these homely hounds are Heinz 57 mutts, however pedigreed pooches took their share of the spotlight. "We aren't interested in lineage, it's the inner beauty and personality that shine in our World's Ugliest Dog® Contest," said Karen Spencer, Sonoma-Marin Fair marketing director.
The judges score the dogs on their first impression, unusual attributes, natural ugliness, personality and audience impression. The highest scoring pedigreed dog and mutt are selected, then the winner is declared from those two, after further deliberation.
"We are proud to carry on such a great tradition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair," said Sarah Cummings, CEO. The contest has been held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair since 1989 after taking it over from the Petaluma Ugly Dog contest that started in the early 1970s.
A good many of the contestant dogs have been rescued from shelters and puppy mills and the Contest has done much to raise awareness for adoption of dogs and how no matter their physical detractions, these animals are loving companions. And the dogs certainly seem to enjoy the adoration of the fans!
Adoptable animals from the Sonoma County Humane Society are also featured along with other rescue organizations, in a "Rescue Walk" escorted by royalty from the Miss Sonoma County pageant.
Peanut's owner will take home a check for $1500 with smaller cash prizes and gifts from Paradise Pet Resort going to the runner up winners. Following the contest, Peanut will be whisked off to San Francisco and New York on a media tour.