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I had my beloved Baretta for 15 years. She has led a long life & enjoyed being doted on and spoiled. My two young boys and I will always continue to remember
Are you somebody who still feels afraid of the potential risk of feeding your dog a raw food diet? Have you considered feeding raw and then scrapped the idea because of the fear of pathogens, infection from bacteria that could either make your dog sick, or worse yet...make you or a member of your family sick?
Well, I'd like you to think about this. I hope it puts your fears to rest. Peace at last! Peace at last! Here's how to change your thinking about raw feeding without feeling the fear.
Your dog eats poop and doesn't die!
Your dog eats garbage and doesn't die!
Your dog drinks from the toilet bowl and doesn't die!
Your dog scavenges something suspicious on a walk and doesn't die!
Your dog eats poop, doesn't die, and you don't either, even though he is probably shedding pathogens as I'm telling you this!
Your dog eats garbage, doesn't die, and sheds pathogens that could potentially kill you, but they don't!
Your dog drinks from the toilet bowl, doesn't die, and neither do you, even though he licked your face and shed pathogens directly on you!
Why didn't anyone die?
Because both you and your dog each have immune systems that work to protect you from random pathogens. There is no vaccine to protect you from life and shit that happens! Dogs will continue to eat poop and drink from the toilet bowl.
A little common sense goes a long way.
So feed your dog raw. Don't worry about the zoonotic ( transfer from animal to human ) risk.
Wash your hands before and after preparing food for your dog and yourself...and relax, breathe. Haven't you got enough to worry about besides this topic?
All is well!
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We all love our dogs.
If you ask someone WHY they love their dog, they'll probably say something along the lines of " my dog loves me unconditionally " or " it doesn't matter what I do, my dog still loves me " or " my dog makes me feel better when life sucks " or " my dog is always glad to see me " or ' Nobody loves me like my dog loves me "...and on and on.
It's all true.
So, the question is, why are dogs able to live their lives in this ultra loving, compassionate, all forgiving way and still be happy, asking nothing for themselves and giving everything they have to us willingly every day for years.
They just don't seem to care. If things go right, they go right, if things go wrong, they go wrong.
If they're healthy and well, that's great. If they're sick, that's OK too. They just live with it, or die. Whatever is, is whatever is!
Dogs don't seem to have opinions about anything. They just live every day as best they can. That's it then. That's the secret. Scrap your opinions! You can even scrap your opinion about what I just wrote!
Never having a pet as a child I never thought that the attachment you feel would be so strong. Losing one dog a few years back hurt but nothing like the
My 11 year old Shepherd developed neuropathy his mind is as sharp as the day it was a puppy but his back end legs from his waist back went numb no quality
Recently someone took issue with me because I used the term ' dog owner '. That person told me she found the term offensive. She didn't want to think of herself as ' owning ' her dog like she did a pair of shoes. Just another consumer acquisition.
I get it.
Let's take a closer look.
Many people ' get ' a dog from a shelter or breeder. They pay money and essentially ' buy ' the dog.
A shelter dog is considered a ' rescued ' dog. Really? You bought it. Now you own it. I realize shelters need to pay the rent and help dogs find homes. I'm just saying that the sale of dogs from a shelter pays for this. They're not selling you a gold bracelet and then giving you the dog for free as a bonus. Right?
A dog from a breeder costs more. That dog now becomes a ' commodity ' since the breeder sells dogs for profit. Don't shit on me. True or true!
If you get a dog for free, maybe you're off the hook, but then what?
The dog comes to live with you. That's lovely, but is he free? No. You make all the decisions. You decide what the dog eats, how much he eats, where and when he eats. You decide whether or not to stick him with needles for vaccines and drugs for health problems. Right? You decide whether or not to put pesticides on the back of his neck to kill fleas/ticks and other nasty bugs because you don't want them in ' your ' house. He didn't decide to do that. You make all the decisions.
You make decisions about his freedom of movement. You let him into the back yard for some free time. That's big of you! You decide whether or not to take him for a walk, where to walk, how long to spend walking. If he's really lucky you'll take him to the dog park so he can see his ' friends '. Your friends, more likely!
The WORST thing is, you put a leash on him, tie him up in the yard, you tether him by the neck like a slave, buy a tag from the city to say you own him. Human beings have a long history of enslaving other humans and animals. That doesn't sound like freedom to me!
A slave is defined as the legal property of another and is forced to obey the owners bidding. Sounds like dogs are slaves that get to sleep in the bed with you.
Do I have a solution for this dog owner vs dog parent problem? No I don't. Do I put a leash on my dog and make all his decisions for him. Yes I do.
Do I feel like I own my dog. Yes. Do I consider myself a good dog ' parent '. Yes.
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Annie was a twin goat. Her mother doted on her other baby from day one and ignored Annie's cries. I fed Annie with a baby bottle and from that moment
December 2 is National Mutt Day.
When you love a mutt, National Mutt Day is every day.
I dedicate today December 2, 2017 to Jack, my wonderful English Setter/Bluetick Coonhound mixed breed mutt who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge August 2016 at almost 20 years of age.
Jack, you were a One in a Million Mutt!
Dog stress seems like it should be the least of your dog's health concerns but it's #5 on the list.
Fat dogs have more dog health problems than lean fit dogs. There are two basic steps to correct weight loss for dogs.
Really? Sometimes I have to wonder about what I read. I think we all know that the use of dog meat as a source of food in China in high end restaurants, has been all over the news recently. Restaurant goers claim that dog meat gives them a ' warm feeling '. No surprise there since dogs have been man's closest companions for thousands of years. That's bad enough!
But what about right here at home in North America. New York City in fact! A hot dog stand owner is accused of putting dog meat, scavenged from dead dogs found in the dumpsters of Animal Care Centres throughout New York City.
Are you kidding me? Dead dog meat? And what are those Animal Care Centers doing throwing dead dogs in dumpsters anyway?
If this story is really true, it seems this crime is not only disgusting, it was purposely planned, since relatives of the hot dog vendor, all volunteered at the Animal Care Centers.
Doesn't sound like a cultural difference to me!