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postheadericon We all want what is best for our best friend (our dogs) so we continue to try and find healthier ways to feed them

We all want what is best for our best friend (our dogs) so we continue to try and find healthier ways to feed them. If you are still drifting around different pet store or supermarket just to get the healthiest dog food, you’ll only be in dilemma since pet food market is larger and more sundry than ever before. Read on and learn which of those options will be best for your dog.

Is there any safe mode of choosing the healthiest dog food at any rate? Of course there is… Home made dog food is in no way equal to those expensive commercial foods. By preparing your dog a home made dog food, you’ll provide him a complete nutrition he needs at a very small cost.

Not only that, the food you’ll be serving to your pet will always be fresh and rich with all necessary nutrients in important quantities.

Learning some quick meals from a good recipe will prevent you poisoning your dog, in this way, you have the ability to take care of your pet’s health. For an instance, if your dog is not in good shape, you can lessen one or more ingredients, such as reducing the quantity of lactose in the diet to care for the symptoms.

Fair enough, preparing dog food is so simple, but before anything else, you should know what foods do dogs love to have.

Most dogs love to have non vegetarian diet, which is raw and fresh. While other likes to have big pieces of raw meaty bones and other dogs don’t. Therefore, have an extensive knowledge before you feed your dog.

Aside from animal meats such as rabbit, pork, lamb, or salmon, dogs also love to have plant food. These include vegetables and fruits, egg, flax seed meal and yogurt.

As you all know, raw and fresh foods are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. This will help to strengthen the immune system of the body that makes it highly resistant to diseases.

Some of the dog breeds don’t eat what they are being fed and become too much excited. In such cases, it is suggested to make a trial and error method rather prepare the food which your dog loves to have.

You don’t have to get saddened so easily and rely on those junk commercial foods. Though they are also prepared with the same material as those of foods you use in preparing food at home. But how can you be sure that all of your purchased dog foods are good to your dog’s health? You really never know…

To sum it all, home made dog food is the healthiest dog food that you could give your pet for a healthy and balance diet. You’ll never know which of those tons of commercial dog food have the right ingredients that could offer good nutrition and not wasted materials.

If you really want to meet all the nutritional requirements of your pet, prepare him a home made dog food that he’ll surely enjoy. Based on the above mention, you’ll understand the health benefits of giving your dog healthiest dog food. Thus, it is recommended to serve your dog a nutritious meal at home in a carefully washed bowl for a happy meal.

This home made dog food could be your safe mode of serving food rich in nutrients to your dog and builds good bonding relationship which relieves your training process.

postheadericon Factors for grooming grooming is an important part of dog care

Factors for grooming

Grooming is an important part of dog care. Based on the breed, age, and strength of the dog, grooming can be a daily activity. Lots of breeds need significantly fewer grooming than this, but regular grooming helps to ensure the dog is strong and comfortable. It is valuable to note that while many dogs shed, others (such as the Poodle), do not shed (see Moult) as profusely, and require grooming by a professional every 6-8 weeks maximum. The most important factors for day by day grooming include:

* decreased possibility of various health problems, such as thrush, scratches, and other skin problems
* general cleanliness of the dog
* monitoring of the dog’s health by checking for cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament, all of which could be indicative of illness
* forging of a closer bond between dog and landlord

Dog Grooming Basics

1. Hair Brushing

Most dogs enjoy being brushed, and sessions will strengthen the relationship with your dog while maintaining a healthy coat. A dog’s minimum brushing needs depend on hair type. Choose the right tools and follow these guidelines.

* Long-haired dogs typically require day by day brushing to prevent matting and tangling of hair.
* Medium-haired dogs may be prone to matting and tangles and should be brushed at least weekly.
* Short-haired dogs can typically go up to a month in-between brushing.

Regardless of hair type, you can brush your dog daily – especially if he enjoys it. More frequent brushing during shedding season can help prevent hair build-up and excess shedding. Consider products like the FURminator deShedding tool or the Bamboo Shedding Blade.

2.Nail Trimming

Nail trims are frequently detested by dogs and owners alike. Most of dogs dislike even having their paws handled and know how much it hurts while nails are cut too short. Dog owners are often uncomfortable with the process for fear of hurting their dogs.

Dogs will develop an aversion to nail trimming once they experience pain from it. The best way to avoid this is to learn how to trim nails correctly and exercise caution. Ideally, a veterinary technician, vet, or groomer should teach you how to trim your dog’s nails. Most dogs need monthly nail trims, but your dog may need more or less depending on the rate of growth.

An option to nail trimming is the use of a rotary tool to file down nails. Consider the Peticure Grooming Tool for this task.

3. Bathing

Bath time does not mean fun to most dogs and owners. It may bring forth an image of a wet dog running from the tub, dripping all over the house. Bathing does not have to be this way if your dog can get used to it. He may not like the bath, but he’ll be easier to manage. Learn how to bathe your dog properly and make the experience as positive as you can for you and your dog.

Most dogs should be bathed monthly, but bathing as often as once a week is not considered harmful. Always use a soap-free shampoo that is intended for dogs. Based on the condition of your dog’s skin and coat, your veterinarian may advise a specific shampoo. In this case, be sure to follow your veterinarian’s instructions regarding bathing.

4. Ear Care

Your dog’s ears can be a shelter for bacteria and yeast if not kept dirt free. Some dogs can go their whole lives without ear problems, and the only routine ear cleaning needed is during the monthly bath. Other dogs have constant ear disease and require multiple cleanings a day.

Ear troubles can frequently be traced back to genetics. Dogs with floppy ears or long hair tend to be predisposed to ear troubles as the ear canal simply does not have as much air exposure. Lots of ear problems are a symbol of allergic reactions. If your dog has excess debris or foul odor in his ears, your veterinarian will likely prescribe special ear cleaners and medications. If your dog’s ears are relatively strong, you can help keep them that way with proper ear care.

5. Haircuts
Dogs with continuously growing hair, such as the Poodle or Shih Tzu, commonly require their hair cut every 2-4 weeks based on the breed of the dog and the style of the cut. This task is often best left to professional groomers, though many dog owners are able to learn some necessary maintenance haircuts. If you are interested in learning professional dog grooming skills, consider dog grooming school.

Other’s

Additional options that some groomers provide include services such as colouring dogs’ fur and painting dogs’ nails. They may also sell products for dogs’ fur and other products such as dog clothing.

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postheadericon Aquatic plants do carry the other half of the marine ecosystem, and are good additions to aquariums simply because they make the marine life equation complete

Aquatic plants do carry the other half of the marine ecosystem, and are good additions to aquariums simply because they make the marine life equation complete. But there are good signs lately which indicate that these plants are now used for more than just equating the animal-plant balance in an aquatic community. If you are interested in purchasing freshwater aquarium plants for your aquarium, then you might find this information quite useful.

Floaters
Floaters are a common choice in aquariums, because they add that style and elegance aside from the balance that they provide in the entire aquarium. Floaters, as the name suggests, thrive at the surface of the aquarium with their roots “floating” in the water, and are, by technical name, floating plants. One good example of a floater is the Fairy Moss, or the An Driccia.

Rhizomes
These plants are commonly described as having thick stems that stretch out inside the fish tank horizontally, with the leaves sprouting evenly at the stem. They are made to “run” over the substrate, much like how a normal plant grows on land. The Anubias and the African Fern are the commonly used rhizomes for aquariums. Aquarists start growing these plants by attaching them to the driftwood, and they spread along the substrate all by themselves.

Rosettes
These plants are characterized as looking like crowns, with roots that grow underneath them. These kinds of plants are very ornamental for a freshwater aquarium plant, because they present a shortened stem axis that tends to spread over its leaves beautifully. The downside is that they tend to need a good amount of maintenance and care. Some good examples of Rosettes are the Amazon Sword and the Sagittaria.

Stems
They are called this way because of their general appearance, which basically looks like a stem that is firmly rooted into the substrate. The leaves that can come in paired and multiple varieties, are found at the stem’s nodes.

Other Notable Aquatic Plants
The Java moss may well be considered as one of the most common aquatic plants. This is because it has a high tolerance rate for varied water pH levels, and can grow relatively fast, which makes it the ideal plant for beginners.

The Water Wisteria is a plant that can also grow quite quickly. It is a good plant to use in aquariums because aside from its aesthetic function as a plant, it also helps to keep the algae levels of the aquarium low. Be careful of the water nutrient sucking capability of this plant, though.

Cryptocoryne Becketti is a plant that can pose a challenge to the more experienced hobbyist. It is an amphibious plant, meaning it can grow well regardless if it is on land or underwater (but for its underwater survivability purposes, we shall still call this an aquatic plant). Like Rosettes, it’s a very good ornamental plant, as it gives a dazzling array of different colors, but it only works for those who are able to raise it well.

postheadericon Dog grooming serves more than one important purpose

Dog grooming serves more than one important purpose. It gives dogs a good appearance, prevents many parasites from infesting them and provides a chance to examine their body parts like eyes, ears, skin and teeth. The frequency of grooming varies for various dogs according to their rate of growing hair and getting dirty, but it also depends on the groomers’ own choice. Ideally a dog should be groomed at least once a week.

What You Do in Dog Grooming

Dog grooming is about taking care of nearly the whole of a dog’s outer body, making it clean and giving it a better look. Thus dog grooming includes giving the dog a bath, clipping his hair and nails and cleaning his eyes, ears and teeth. These can be done easily at home using a comb, brush, nail-clipper, scissors and dog clippers. Alternatively, the dog may be groomed by hiring professional grooming services.

Hair Trimming

Dog hair is best trimmed by means of dog clippers that are available at pet specialty stores. Dog breeds with longer hair need a more thorough trimming. Many dogs need to be leashed in order to make sure they let you do the grooming. Before and after trimming, the hair needs to be brushed. Brushing removes dead hair and stimulates the skin. Gently combing the matted hair is important in dog grooming, as matted hair resistant to brushing should be cut off with scissors.

Bathing

Bathing a dog usually precedes hair grooming so as to make hair trimming easy. It is important to dry the dog’s hair well after bathing and before starting the hair trimming. Bathtubs are better to use in winter and autumn for giving the dog a warm water bath while in summer hose water can be used for bathing.


Nail Clipping

To make the dog accustomed to nail clipping, one should start clipping the dog’s nails regularly during the puppy stage. Clipping the nails needs a good deal of care, especially in avoiding the quick from being cut. If the quick gets cut and bleeds, press the wound for a while to stop the bleeding. It is advisable to clip the nails quietly so as not to arouse the dog.

Cleaning Eyes, Ears and Teeth

Cleaning the dog’s eyes, ears and teeth is an important part of dog grooming. Ears need to be checked for any parasites, dirt or scratches etc. After restraining the dog, a few drops of mineral oil should be put in its ear. Then the inside of the ear should be gently stroked with a cotton swab. Remember not to use the swab inside the ear canal.

Dogs usually don’t need any special eye care. The groomer can remove any dirt or foreign matter from the eyes, or from around its corners, with a soft clean cloth. Ointment may be applied if the eyes appear reddish and/or irritated. Teeth of the dog can be cleaned with dog biscuits or by brushing, though many dogs rarely allow the latter.

postheadericon In addition, over the years, the parvo virus has mutated into at least two different strains

In addition, over the years, the parvo virus has mutated into at least two different strains. Every case of canine parvo virus, or CPV, comes from these two strains.

Every different species has its own parvo virus and it cannot be spread outside of the species, so there is a human parvo virus, a canine parvo virus, a feline parvo virus, and so on. However, it can be spread by contact. For instance, if your cat would wander through your neighbor’s yard and would pick up the virus on her feet, she can track it inside of your house and infect your dog.

Sadly enough, my neighbour’s puppy contracted parvo virus. The puppy had all of the classic dog parvo symptoms, yet my neighbour really did not know what was wrong until he took the puppy to the vet. Once he did that, parvo treatment began immediately. After several days of intensive treatment for parvo virus, the puppy was free to come home. The puppy was lucky. Many dogs die from parvo virus before they can be treated.

The parvo virus works in two ways either through the intestines or through the heart. When a dog gets an intestinal infection, it is picked up by the animal through oral contact with contaminated feces. Simply put, your dog would have to come into contaminated feces from another dog. The intestinal dog parvo symptoms occur when the virus attacks the bone marrow, rapidly dividing cells in the intestinal crypts and the lymph nodes. This allows normally occurring bacteria from the intestines to enter the blood stream to make the animal septic. The virus can be shed in the stool for up to three weeks thus making this a very contagious disease for pets that have not been inoculated.

The cardio form of this infection is usually seen in puppies that are infected before birth or shortly thereafter. It is noteworthy that the cardiac form of CPV is not as common since the mother passes immunity on to her pups from birth. The parvo virus will then attack the heart in the infected puppy and death will occur shortly afterwards.

Dog parvo symptoms usually present themselves within 3 to 10 days of contact. They include the following: lethargy, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. The diarrhea can cause severe dehydration and secondary infections. The dog will not usually die from the virus but from a secondary infection.

Survival rate depends on how quickly CPV is diagnosed and treatment is begun. When the case is not caught early the best treatment option is an IV through which fluids are pushed to re-hydrate the animal more quickly, in addition anti-nausea and antibiotic shots may be given intramuscular.

The prognosis is good with proper care but an absolute death sentence without it. There have been a few reports that the human antiviral, Tamiflu, can be effective in treating CPV but there are no studies to substantiate this. A veterinarian will advise you to give your pet a parvo shot about eight weeks after they are weaned. With the prevalence of the virus and its ability to kill some precaution should be taken to protect your canine.