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5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

 When it comes to your dog, you are going to give him plenty to eat, throughout his life, including snacks and treats.  From puppy food to senior dog supplements , not to mention a few slippers here and there, your dog is going to have plenty in its mouth and for the most part, much of what ends up there will be relatively harmless.  However, there are a few things that you want to avoid feeding your dog in order to keep him as healthy as possible.

5.  Apple Seeds

 

Apples are full of vitamins and taste sweet and delicious.  So, there is no real question as to whether or not your dog will enjoy the occasional apple slice, which is absolutely fine.  However, apple seeds release cyanide, when ingested by dogs, and too much can really hurt your best friend.

4.  Onions

 

No matter how they are prepared, onions contain disulfides and sulfoxides which are poisonous to dogs.  The same applies to garlic and by feeding your pet these foods, you could easily wind up doing much more damage than good.

3.  Grapes

 

Grapes and their dehydrated counterparts, raisins, are considered nature’s fruit.  They are refreshing and tasty, and it seems that tossing a couple over to your pet may not be a bad idea.  Unfortunately, grapes contain a toxin that can cause severe liver damage and even kidney failure.

2.  Coffee

 

Chances are pretty good that you aren’t sitting down and enjoying a nice cup of coffee with your dog, but the fact is that dogs are tricky and if they smell something they want, they will try to find a way to get to it.  So, even if you aren’t directly giving your dog coffee, it is crucial that your dog never even have the opportunity to ingest it.  The caffeine in coffee is enough to make a dog sick, by causing a rapid heartbeat, diarrhea and vomiting, and even death.  Think about this next time you are putting your mug on a table your pup can reach.

1.   Chocolate

 

Chocolate is absolutely one of the worst things that you can feed your dog, besides straight poison and not just because of the caffeine it contains.  Chocolate contains two chemicals (theobromine and theophylline) that can be deadly to your canine family member.  These chemicals can cause panting, vomiting and diarrhea and it can damage your pup’s heart.  There is NO reason that a dog should ever be fed chocolate.  If you insist on providing a chocolate flavored treat, visit your local pet store, where they are sure to have treats that will not be harmful to your dog.

You want your dog around as long as possible and you want him to stay healthy and happy.  Just because something is fine for humans, you shouldn’t necessarily assume that it is okay for a dog to eat.  These are foods among others, that should be avoided and as a caring dog owner, you will want to make sure you are as knowledgeable as possible, in order to provide the fullest life for your pet.

Beautiful Malamute Puppies

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The Alaskan Malamute is a generally large breed of domestic dog  originally bred for use hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance, and later an Alaskan sled dog. They are similar to other arctic breeds, like the Canadian Eskimo Dog, the Siberian Husky and the Samoyed.

Alaskan Malamutes are still in use as sled dogs for personal travel, hauling freight, or helping move light objects; some however are used for the recreational pursuit of sledding, also known as mushing, as well as for skijoring, bikejoring, carting, and canicross. However, most Malamutes today are kept as family pets or as show or performance dogs in weight pulling, dog agility, or packing. Malamutes are generally slower in long-distance dogsled racing against smaller and faster breeds and their working usefulness is limited to freighting or traveling over long distances at a far slower rate than that required for racing. They can also help move heavy objects over shorter distances. An adult male Alaskan Malamute can pull at least 1,000-3,000 pounds of mass, depending on how well structured and well trained it is. They are also very intelligent animals, though they can be hard to train.

The Malamute retains more of its original form and function than many other modern breeds. The Malamute personality is one of strong independence. If a dog owner cannot cope with a dog that will not comply with the owner’s every command, a more compliant breed should be selected. This dog has a long genetic foundation of living in the harshest environment imaginable, and many of its behaviors are evolved to survive in such environments. Independence, resourcefulness, and natural behaviors are common in the breed. Because of their intelligence, they can be difficult dogs to train. However, if the trainer understands Malamutes and how to keep them motivated, success is possible.

Malamutes sometimes cope poorly with smaller animals, including other canines; however, this has been difficult to document in detail beyond observational data. Many Malamute owners have observed this behavior with smaller animals. Due to their naturally evolved beginnings, Malamutes tend to have natural hunting instincts which often leads them to chase smaller animals, such as rabbits, squirrels, and cats. So while Malamutes are, as a general rule, particularly amicable around people and can be taught to tolerate other pets, it is necessary to be mindful of them around smaller animals.

 

Dog Attack

Are you scared when a dog runs toward you in full speed. What cross your mind at that moment? I am sure you feel afraid because i know i will. Now, imagine the pack of dogs runs in your direction at full speed. Your adrenaline rush, the heart starts to pump harder and all you want to do is to pet them all day along. Yes, to pet them. Check out the today’s image and see how cute the little puppies pack is cute. Today’s featured image is a shoot of French Bulldog puppies in full sprint during the day play. Enjoy…

Wilbur, a Marine Special Operations Team member

Military dogs are essential part of every special police and military teams. They are mostly trained to run and attack the opponent holding a gun. They are also trained to locate guns, drugs, explosives and other harmful items. After a hard working day, check out how Wilbur, a Marine Special Operations Team member enjoys in his break with his officer.

Tom and Jerry

Even we know that main characters in Tom and Jerry are mouse and cat, we are 100% sure dog’s enjoy in the show too.  Do not forget that third and forth main characters in Tom and Jerry are Spike  and Tyke, the father American Bulldog and his puppy son. Check out how the group of dogs enjoy in the show.

Dog Rescued From A Car Accident In Detroit

Cold weather with snow and ice on the road produce a lot accidents during the winter. One of them happened few days ago on Detroit freeway creating mile-long stretch and few people injured. In one of the car there was little Boston Terrier whose owner has been taken to hospital. The lone puppy has been taken by firefighter and will be back to owner as soon he is back in his home.

 

Dogs With Diabetes

Bad eating routine could and do bring the main cause of diabetes in people and this is the same case with cats and dogs that are fed with high carbs, canned or dry food.

Think of the wolf, hiding in the dark areas, salivating and ravenous, watching the flock of woolly, plump sheep, while they munch happily at the feed trough. The wolf gets closer, the sheep, feeling danger, bolt away, and rather than giving run after, the wolf saunters to the feed trough and scarfs down the contents!

Absurd? Obviously it is! Why, then, do we talk about giving grains to canines?

The dog food businesses that have set themselves up as food experts have done an excellent disservice to dogs   by incorporating large amount of grains to canned and dry products that they claim is ‘dog food’. They do not pay too much attention on quality diabetic dog food and all they care about are their incomes and profits.

Dog diabetes is a condition of nutritional excess. It generally looks like a consequence of caregivers giving wrong ‘foods’ to the purpose of obesity. It’s the most typical hormonal condition present in dogs and, in the past, its appearance is related to the appearance of industrial pet foods.

The signs and symptoms of dog diabetes are drinking more water, weight loss, urinating more frequently, and the outcomes could be poor hair and skin coat, liver condition, nausea, weakness in the legs, blindness and kidney disease. Diabetes in dogs is a severe illness, and really should be treated as such.

Diabetes evolves as the dog’s body is not able to break up and make use of glucose adequately. Sugar shows up in the urine, which can cause the dog to urinate a lot more, leading to him to drink more water. The pancreas is called upon to produce the hormone called insulin, so when a dog is fed a diet that’s rich in carbs, the pancreas cannot keep up. Carbs turn to sugars inside the intestinal tract, and our dogs don’t have the capability to cope with this level of sugar.

The wolf, with its wild prey diet plan, doesn’t endure the effects of the grain-based diet. Because prey animals are plentiful, the wolf will keep a proper weight, and won’t develop the symptoms, so common in our pet population.

The very best precautionary measure is a meat-based diet that doesn’t include grains, preservatives or fillers.

Now, Kiss!

We all know the special connection between our kids and our pets. The moment of love is captured during the holidays and it demonstrate this love on the best way. All we can do is to enjoy in this beautiful picture of a  little girl and her best friend.

One Day of the Dogs Life

Dog’s life is often the synonym for the hard and unpleasant life. To explain us this phrase better, the photographer John Shafto used his dog Pete to photograph the interesting moments and scenes from Pete every day’s life naming the series “A day in the Life of Pete, the dog”.  Pete starts his day with hangover from night before, continuing to the bathroom for vomiting and the shower afterwards. Once ready, the Pete goes to work and when is finally at home he lay down on bed and get drunk. Tomorrow is the new day and for Pete it’s just indefinitely repeat…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does Your Dog Crave For Six Pack Abs? – Maybe It’s Time To Change His Diet

Has your canine friend started to put on a few extra pounds around the waist and is no longer the good-looking chiselled dog it once was? Maybe it’s time you gave your dog a workout both with a new exercise regime and a change of diet. Just like humans, dogs want to look good and impress the ladies when they go out for a walk. Have you ever seen an overweight lazy dog with bitches all around him? The answer is probably no and therefore you may need to start looking at some healthier alternatives like Orijen dog food.

You do not have to sign your dog up for a California gym, but you simply need to change its exercise regime and give it some healthier food. There are times when you need to think about your own pet’s health and realise that feeding it cheap supermarket brands isn’t going to lead it to live a fit and strong lifestyle. In fact, there are a lot of chemicals in cheap supermarket brands that can be quite harmful – recently there was even a scare of low-cost brands containing melamine, which is a deadly toxin.

Although we understand that you may not be able to get a premium brand bespoke dog food as this may cost a small fortune, you can always switch to a more popular well-known diet like Cesar dog food. They have a range of flavours and healthy foods that are suited for all breeds and you will instantly notice the difference in their health.

Iams dog food also has an extensive range of foods that are made with whole wheat and other natural ingredients. You will start to see those pounds fall off your dog and he’ll be attracting the ladies once again. So, just as you would look in the mirror and notice that you have put on a few extra pounds, think about your canine friend doing the same. They don’t have the choice of eating at Marks & Spencer’s as they rely on you to give them the proper meals that they need.