Are Eggs Good for Dogs?

The fact is that dogs love eggs. But are they good for them?

Question: Is it OK to mix a raw egg with your dog’s food?

Well there seems to be 2 schools of thought, one being that raw eggs are great for dogs and the second is that they are very bad for dogs. This is not an article on biochemistry but I will try to explain the information into basic terms.

Let’s look at the plus side of giving your dog raw eggs. Eggs are one of the best sources of protein as well as amino acids and fatty acids which are needed for your dog’s skin and coat. They also provide a great source of vitamins and minerals for the body.

All of this doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

Now let’s look at the minus side. Ingestion of raw eggs in both dogs and humans can cause Salmonella which is sometimes called “food poisoning”. That’s a term that we’ve all heard of and want to avoid. Salmonella is a bacteria that causes diarrhea,

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Keeping Dogs Safe Near Fire Pits

When the winter cold finally breaks and temperatures begin to rise, it becomes more of a necessity to get outside and enjoy your backyard and the fire pit. While there is quite a bit of fun to be had using this area as a family, it is important to use safe practices to protect everyone from danger, especially your dog. There are several steps that you can take to keep your dog from getting hurt.

If you are like many dog owners, you will probably want to keep your pet with you as often as possible. There are many tie out kits that will allow your friend to stay nearby, but still a safe distance from the fire to prevent them from being hurt. Depending on where you place the chain, the dog may be able to wrap the line around the legs of your seats or chairs. While this is yet another thing that you should be weary of, it is possible to adjust the lead area so your dog won’t be hurt or interrupt you or your guests.

Pet care supplies have advanced greatly and in turn,

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Family Dogs Provide More Than Companionship During Childhood Development

Family Dogs Provide More than Companionship During Childhood Development

So your children like dogs. They know someone who has a dog at school. They want a dog they bug you endlessly to get one. Maybe you had one at their age. You think it’s a good idea. But you worry about the cost of dog ownership, the responsibility and the investment value. What else will dog owning do during childhood development to make ALL THIS WORTH IT!

Family Dogs Have Intrinsic Investment Value for Children

I have owned a dog before on my own and during our family’s early years of childhood. I started this blog as my dog aged. There were so many questions I had about senior dogs as I progressed through that journey. Along the way our dog Titan was joined by our daughter, Caroline, who was born in the summer of 2011.

I kept writing about dogs while on maternity leave, but I quickly took on a new interest; family dogs and childhood development. It was eas

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Hand Shy, Head Shy – 7 Steps to Help Your Dog Overcome This Behavior

Many dogs, more often than not puppies that have not been handled by the breeder, or animals that have been abused, or are rescued from shelters shy away from hands. This is especially true of a hand going toward their face or going over their head. Unfortunately, they cannot tell you what negative experience they had with human hands. Many perceive this action as a threat. Usually, some form of abuse, lack of socialization or neglect, is the cause of this heartrending behavior. Never grab at a dog with this behavior issue. It can cause them to become more apprehensive, and/or possibly aggressive! Fearful dogs can be dangerous dogs. Be patient. You can help them overcome this fear, and make a positive association to your hand.

What You Can Do To Help Your Dog Overcome Hand Shyness:

1. When approaching your dog, approach slowly, and at a slight angle. By approaching at an angle, you will not appear as big and threatening, than if you approached straight on. You may also

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Dogs in Divorce: Multiple States Recognizing Pets in Family Law Cases

Most people who own dogs and are close with their animals view the pets more like family members than pieces of property. These are reciprocal, loving, highly connected and involved relationships between dogs and the people who care for them. Mourning the loss of your dog alongside the loss of a long-term relationship in the form of a marriage is an emotional double whammy.

Therefore, it perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise that some states are now recognizing family pets as more akin to people than property when involved in divorce proceedings. Still, these are groundbreaking developments and it’s worth taking a closer look.

In 2017, Alaska became the first state in the country to pass a formal law on the matter of pets in divorce cases. Their statutes indicated that the court is required to take the animal’s wellbeing into consideration during a divorce case. This is as opposed to merely treating a pet like a financial asset or piece of property to

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My Dog Won’t Shut Up! How to Stop a Barking Dog

Introduction

Yapping dogs are perhaps the worst nightmare of any person living next door. These are typically toy or small breed dogs that tend to sit at the gate and yap sun-up till sun-down. This article will explain why these dogs are doing this and what you can do if you are the owner of a yapping dog.

Reasons why a Dog Barks Non-stop

Dogs that bark persistently are bored most of the time. There are rare causes like obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) that cause prolonged barking episodes, most owners want veterinarians to diagnose OCD as the cause for their dog’s bad barking behaviour because there is no real treatment. These owners are often in denial and do not want to face the fact that they have a bored dog. Here are some of the reasons a dog will bark continuously:

  • Boredom is the most common cause. This is often built up energy that the dog has due to inactivity or lack of socia
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Older Dogs: Simple Facts and Tips Regarding Dogs and Golden Years

Among the various aspects of life that all of us share in the matter of aging. All of us grow older day after day yet this does not ought to be considered as a negative matter. Of course, the same applies to your beloved dog.

A study has proven that a dog that is well socialized with various settings and surroundings when it is younger will possess a bigger brain when it is more mature. If a dog has a larger brain, this indicates that there will also be a higher number of cells, as compared to a dog that gets less or very little attention.

A dog that has been given more training, problem-solving, and attention will be able of figuring out things more rapidly in comparison to a dog that has not gotten almost any of these things. Additionally, a dog that has experienced all this looking after during the course of his life definitely will never cease to learn in old age.

What Are The Indications of Old Age?

Of course, there are a lot of noti

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Why Do Dogs Get Stuck Together When Breeding?

Nature is truly amazing! Nature has made a way to ensure that impregnation will occur in canine reproduction. If you have never seen mating dogs, you probably would worry that your beloved pet will be harmed because some of them would whine and appear to be hurt while staying stuck together end to end. Helping the dog by separating them could do more harm than good.

When canine copulates, the male dog would mount the female from behind. A cooperative and receptive female would move its tail to the side and allow the male to get a good hold. This is called flagging. The act of reproduction in canines is a lot different from humans. A dog’s penis is not erect when it enters the bitch’s vagina. Penetration is achieved because a small bone inside the penis called baculum holds the penis rigid.

Once penetration is achieved, the bulbus glandis, an erectile tissue situated at the base of the penis swells with blood and traps the penis inside the bitch’s vagi

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Dogs Do The Darndest Things! – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a two-part article which describes some strange and funny things that dogs will do at home which may amuse you.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of having a dog in their house must wonder at some of the antics they see every day. I’m giving my age away when I mention that Art Linkletter used to say “Kids say the darndest things”. Well, dogs do the darndest things also.

Just think about it – when you are watching TV and see a dog being hugged by someone or if they do something funny or even goofy, who can’t help but smile. Think of the reaction of most patients to a therapy dog in a hospital. You can’t help but being emotional.

So here are a few things that dogs do that will either annoy or amuse you. I hope you enjoy them. By the way, the quotes are around what your dog might be thinking.

  1. It’s Saturday morning and time to sleep in – except your dog has other ideas. &#

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Probiotics Benefits for Family Dogs

Symptoms in Dogs that Indicate Probiotics Could Help

If you have owned a dog for even as little as a few months you may have already been alerted to the terrible sound of doggy-dry-heaving, and vomiting. Or the mess of sudden, unexpected diarrhea that trails through the house. The longer you have been a dog owner, the more episodes you have likely experienced. The caring owners we are, we offer love, and reassurance and clean the mess. But are we helping protect our dog from these unfortunate symptoms? Could we be doing more proactively?

Signs and Symptoms Your Dog Could Benefit from A Probiotic Regime?

• Diarrhea

• Nausea and vomiting

• Flatulence

• Abdominal bloating

These signs and symptoms of more obvious, you can see the problem. As caring owners it is unsettling to watch our fuzzy buddies struggle with such discomforts. Intermittent diarrhea is very common in d

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