Things you MUST know about dog diet.

9 Oct
Dogs are often considered as a man’s best friend. They can indeed be a loyal companion and are quite lovable as well. Dogs have a tendency to become very important to a family and if you too care a lot about your dog, the least you could do is to ensure they have a balanced diet. This will not only ensure your dog is healthy, but it will also reduce the risks of it getting sick. They’ll also be much happier and playful when on a good diet.

A lot of people don’t even care about the food that they feed their pets. They just give them scraps from here and there and stick mostly to budget foods. The only problem is that all of these foods can negatively affect the health of your dog. Dogs require a large number of nutrients to remain healthy. Just like you would not feed a baby adult foods, similarly a dog needs to be fed proper food and the diet of different breeds needs to be handled differently. It is very important that you understand what kind of food your dog requires instead of just buying the first thing or the most expensive thing you see.

The internet is a good place to start this search and you can also refer to pet books. You can even speak with people at your local pet store or with your veterinarian regarding which foods are best for your dog depending on its breed and age. What’s most important though is that your dog gets a large number of different foods including vegetables, fruits, meats and supplements. Just remember to check with your veterinarian before introducing a new food into your dog’s diet though. Not everything can be eaten by every dog. It’s always good to double check.

The food that you decide to feed your dog should always be tried and tested. All dogs won’t enjoy all foods. You need to choose the right foods which meet the specific requirement of each breed of dog. Then you need to find the foods which your dog likes the most and include them in its diet. Ensure the food is healthy & tasty as well. As a dog ages, its tastes are subject to change as well. So if you find your dog not eating its food suddenly, you can go through this process again to find out which foods it likes. An effective way of maintaining a balanced diet for your dog is to continuously feed it different food. This will ensure the dog always has something different to eat and never gets bored of eating the same thing time and time again. This is even more crucial for small dog breeds, as smaller dogs has long life expectancy and the right dog food ensures that they stay fit.

Remember, it is important that you regulate the amount of food your dog eats as well. Feeding your dog too little or too much is equally harmful. By feeding your dog regularly and properly you can ensure it remains free from disease and sickness. You will have a healthier and much happier dog if you can just keep it on a balanced diet.

Introducing…

9 Oct

Cuteness!

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So why do I want to start a blog about running with my dog? Well, for starters I have a deep emotional connection with the process of running. Unfortunately, when things become hard and I find myself in a dark place, running is the first thing to go. Why is that? I hope I’m not the only one who loses sight of the things I love when I’m going through a hard time. It’s a terrible habit that I think if I can break, then I will find the hard times a little easier to cope with.

Secondly, I think there are many other doggy “parents” out there who want to run with their dogs but aren’t quite sure how to go about it. Hell, neither am I really. Even when I scour the internet for running with your dog ideas, I see enough to think “meh, better not.” Truly I…

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Pet of the Week – Fudge (A110399) & Chip (A131709)

9 Oct

UPDATE 10/26:  Fudge and Chip have been adopted together!

Here is the Anchorage Daily News Dog Blog Pet of the Week:

We have a pair for you today!  Fudge and Chip, two neutered male, Rotti mixes!  Eager to please, attentive and good-natured, Fudge and Chip have been long time companions and would like to be adopted together. Fudge is 8 years old and Chip is 7 years old.  They handle fine on leash, are kennl-trained, know basic commands, are used to car rides, and are great with kids (they’ve lived with toddlers). Friendly, active and loving pooches.  Great family dogs!  They can be adopted together for $144 for both, which includes both of their MOA dog license, vaccinations, and microchips.

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