Benefits to Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Dog’s Health

I am sure you have heard of using apple cider vinegar for natural remedies in people, but have you heard of using it for your dog’s health? Apple cider vinegar can help with digestion, gas, constipation, bladder stones, and urinary tract infections. It is used to deter insects such as mosquitoes, fleas and tics. It can relieve skin conditions, and even take away the odor of skunk.

Many herbalists recommend the use of vinegar. It is recommended that you buy vinegar made from cold pressed, organically grown whole apples to get the benefit of the naturally occurring enzymes.

In it’s natural form apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, and deodorant. It helps to remove tooth tartar; prevents tooth decay and hair loss (even mange), prevents and heals gum disease.

Have I listed enough benefits to using apple cider vinegar, yet?

There are many other benefits to using apple cider vinegar. It is known

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Boston Terriers As Family Dogs

Boston Terriers are a very popular breed. They are gentle and friendly with adults, children and other animals when socialized well from a young age. Many families generally recommend the Boston Terrier even with young children in the house. However, the dog and child should never be left together unattended.

This breed is suitable for apartment living because of the dog’s compact size and the minimal barking. Boston Terriers are often too friendly to alert their owners when they meet a stranger.

These dogs love to play indoor and outdoors. Really long walks are usually not necessary. Just playtime with the children and other families members can be enough on a daily basis. The Boston Terrier is intelligent and also does well in more competitive, structures activities such as agility trials.

These dogs are eager to please their owners. They have an allure of determination, strength and energy, they appear very distinguished and are very poised. Their perso

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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


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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