Healthy Food For Healthy Dogs
In order to eat healthy we must follow some very basic rules and stay away from foods that are full of fat, sugars, and preservatives. What we tend to forget is that the same should be done for our pets. Too often you will see a dog that is overweight from too much fat or underweight because there isnít enough nutrition in the food and they burn what they eat too quickly.
Nowadays, the issues that surround what you are feeding your pet can range from problems with food allergies to food that...
Homemade Dog Food
My two Vizsla hunting dogs get homemade dog food twice each day. I mix an adjusted amount with good quality dry kibble.
Homemade dog food can be better than some commercial products. We don't realize what's in the food we give our pets. Always inspect the ingredients.
Commercial dog foods can contain preservatives, and are altered by chemical processes that can be unhealthy for dogs. They can also contain processed unknown animal products and fillers that do nothing to contribute to your...
Do You Look at Dog Food Ingredients
Get a better understanding of dog food nutrition and what's in your dog's bowl.
We all want the best for our pets, so dog food ingredients would be near the top of the list. But what is actually in commercially prepared dog food?
The recent pet food recall added to our concerns. It's important to understand what goes into that big bag of dog food. While reading the label can be confusing, with a little detective work you can decipher much of the hidden content of your dogís food. Nutrition is...
Overweight or Underweight Dogs
Hunting Dogs working in the Field are usually in Top Physical Form
Despite their athletic nature, hunting dogs can be overweight dogs and can fall into a sedentary nature if not provided with enough exercise. Without an exercise program, these otherwise fit, energetic breeds can become lazy and inactive.
An estimated 40% of dogs are considered to be overweight or obese. The most common cause of overweight dogs is obvious, their caloric intake is greater than what is burned off in a day....
The History of Hunting Involves Sight and Smell
No history of hunting is complete without mentioning the animals that helped humans survive and still are used for hunting. Today it is more for sport than survival, but for many it still provides food for the table.
In prehistoric times people hunted for food as well as fur and leather for clothing and hides used for shelter. As society became less nomadic, more agricultural it allowed for raising food in one place, but hunting didn't go away.
Even in the 13th century there were laws...
Traveling With Your Dog
4 Steps To Follow
Adequate preparation when you travel with dogs can make the journey easier and safer for everyone involved. For gun dogs, getting to the hunting grounds obviously involves travel, and a crate is often used.
Step 1: Prepare Your Dog
The most important thing you must do is ensure that your dog is comfortable in the truck or car.
Don't feed your dog in the three hours leading up to departure and take them out for a walk or run before loading up.
The safest way to travel with...
Basic Signs of a Sick Dog
You donít have to be a trained veterinarian to know when you have a sick dog on your hands.
As a dog owner, you know how your buddy acts, smells, and feels when heís healthy, and any change from that norm should be a tip-off that something is wrong.
It is a gut feeling, that your dog might be sick. Here are some signs to look for.
Whatís the norm?
First, like humans, dogs will often show signs of fever when their bodies are fighting off infection. Although exact norms vary by breed, most...
Dangerous Foods For Your Dog
Because of the fact that dangerous foods for your dog abound in your kitchen, one should be very cautious with what sort of treats they offer to their canine companion. Familiarizing yourself with the following list of taboo foods will help your pet lead a long and healthy life.
1. Alcohol: can cause vomiting, difficulty breathing, as well as other problems including coma and even death.
2. Avocado: can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and heart congestion.
3. Bones: can cause choking; additionally...