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My Dog Not Barking at Strangers, How can I train them?

Is your dog doesn’t bark? What’s the age of your dog? Around one, then no problem it is a puppy which had not learn barking. Some dogs start barking at strangers after one year and some dogs which is friendlier breed will start to bark at the age 2 or more than that. Did you buy your dog for guarding purpose or as a pet dog? Is that age is above two? If your dog is guard/watch dog and you brought it for that purpose then it is better to train them using professional trainer. If it is only the pet dog, then leave your worries. Your dog will be well-socialized and you can train them. Say a word like bark anything of your choice. If anyone knocks the door, say him “bark”, give immediate treat for his first sound or bark made by him. He soon understands the word “bark”. Once when he learn, you can move to next place or location in and around your house. Next you can go out and knock the door and command him to bark. Then make your family members to do that. Don’t forget him to praise him or giving small treat

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How to control excessive Barking in Dogs ?

Barking in Dogs is a natural thing. There are many reasons for barking. Your dogs barks when they are happy or playing. If they hears the unusual voice or threatens they will begin to bark. They barks when seeing stranger entering your house. Sometimes when they feel ill or boredom they will bark continuously.  If they hears other dogs barking or making sound, your dog may start barking. In order to draw your attention your dog may continuously bark. Whatever the reason may be excessive bark should not be encouraged, it should be controlled. You have to find out the correct reason why he is barking and solve the problem. It is better to train your dog in the early stage of puppy; your puppy will learn quickly whatever to teach them. Teach him to bark and when it happens teach him to be ‘quiet’. Practice him again and again; when he does it correctly give the treat immediately. So that he can understand the purpose of treat and he will follow this. If your dog excessively barks, he feels boredom. At that time pleasantly tell to be ‘quiet’ or engage him in other activities. Make him to laid down

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Emergency First Aid for dog wound

First Aid for dog wound can be given by yourself before going to Vet. Keeping First Aid kit for your dog is very important that accidents may occur at any time. You should always be prepared. First Aid Kit must contain Gauze which is thin transparent dressing fabric and tape. You should always have muzzle, if the wound is large and while in the treatment your pet may bite you because of pain. Have ointment like Vetericyn or any anti-bacterial cream that heals the wound and which will be safe if it licks also. It can be applied in any places where the wound is. First using a clean cloth apply direct pressure and stop the bleeding, once bleeding is stopped then clean the wounded area by water and apply the ointment in minor cases. There is the possibility of getting infection, so change the bandage twice in a day and apply anti-bacterial cream that is meant for pets or better apply medicine and keep cotton over instead of bandage. Consult your Vet immediately if the wound is severe or bleeding heavily, or if it is a bite wound, or puncture by the sharp objects. First Aid Kit for dogs,

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Police Arrest Owner of KILLER Dog in Ondo

A middle aged women was reported to be bitten and death by the dog. This dog owner Olanfingbote Afolabi was arrested one week after the incident by the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) of Onda. Dog is suspected to be in police custody. The dog owner was arrested on 2nd August 2015. The incident took place at Alade Idante one week before the arrest of the owner. It was reported that the lady was bitten several times before she was rushed to the hospital to safe herself. The hospital staffs reports that they took all measure to save her life in no use. The complaint was taken to the Alade Idante police station after her death. Alade Idante police set a team for investigation and arrested the dog owner. In the inquiry with the dog owner it is found that the dog was not immunized. The police official says the lady ran immediately to the hospital for treatment but the doctors could not save her life. This was happened because of the lack of proper immunizing the dog. The state strictly ordered for the animal owners to undertake proper care and ensure to properly immunize their pet animals. Police

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Dog obesity problems and its causes

What are the obesity problems that are faced by dogs? The answer will be same as what human faces. Yes, all the problems that we face are also faced by dog due to its overweight or obese. The causes of obese are due to over- eating and lack of exercise and activities. Dog owners should be very careful of obesity because it may cause various other problems in your pet like, Abnormal insulin secretion and glucose level that result in diabetics Your dog will get joint and knee pains Breathing problems Damage in bones Heart or cardiac disease High blood pressure Immunity system gets weak All these problems comes one by one and finally results in death. Your dog’s life span becomes short and it suffers huge pains. Dog owners should be aware of these problems. They should take care about their diet and exercise at the early stage. Preventing is better than curing. Apart from overeating and lack of exercise for dog obesity there are also other reasons like neutering, hormonal disorder, reduce in metabolism. But these can be overcome by their good diet and regular exercise. Before the things get worst, dog owners can change the diet of

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can we give human medicine to dogs ?

Yes, We can but always consult your Vets before you start medication. To my doggie I will give some of the human medicines which are harmless to them. I am giving this after consulting my Vet. I will keep some of these medicines readily where ever I go with my dog. Always consult your Vet in giving the medications, but be ready with all medicines anytime like the First Aid box. Just seeing your internet for medications may get you into problems in case of medications. You can try some of the home remedies that will not affect your dog in any case. Diarrhea is most common in your pet; you can also do the home remedies like giving beaten egg white in case if your dog is not allergic. Carefully watch whether they are dehydrated and make them to drink enough water. You can add pumpkin in their dietary which acts on both diarrhea or in constipation problem in your pet. See also Emergency First Aid for wound in dogs. can we give human medicine to dogs

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Delivery problems in dogs and What causes dog’s delivery critical?

After breeding, make sure your dog is pregnant by consulting your Vet. Your Vet will take x-ray in 45 days of pregnancy. From this he will tell about how many puppies are there. From 58 – 68 days your dog will give birth. Be sure you have vaccinated your pet before breeding. Any infection in your dog may affect the fetus too. During pregnancy do not vaccinate your dog, it will affect the fetus. Be sure that your dog is not overweight, because it will bring complications during delivery time. Make a healthy diet for your dog after consulting your Vet. Watch carefully the signs of labor pain in your dog. Few days before the labor pain the vulva will be relaxed There will be the drop of temperature in your dog. Note the normal temperature of your dog; it may be 101 to 102.5 f. Daily morning note the temperature. The first stage of labor is your dog will be restless, will not take food; there will be the start of uterine contractions. Next fetus will be pushed out by uterine contractions. The time to deliver next fetus, it may take 30-60 minutes. Fetus tail or head may come

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How long a dog can live? – Life span of dogs

Life span of dogs is based upon various things. First it is based on its breed. Which breed it belongs to? If it is short or toy breed, its life span is high compared to larger breed. It may be because of his hormonal growth. Smaller breeds mostly live 14-16 years while medium or large size one normally lives 10-13 years and giant dog breeds lives 6-8 years. The small breed dogs are the most healthiest dog also. These breeds have a least number of health issues. For ex: Pomeranian, Dachshund dogs have 13-15 years and Chihuahua may cross 17 years while larger breeder like Great Dane, French Mastiff will last for small life periods about 6-8 years. Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd life expectancy is bout 10-12 years. Beagle, Dachshund, Siberian husky, Shih Tzu, Boston terrier are said to be live for about 12-15 years. Normally Australian cattle dogs and Chihuahua are considered to be long life breed. Based on the diet and nutrient food the dog age may vary. The dogs which get well nutritious food, regular exercise and proper diet can live longer than those doesn’t get. It is said that Cross Breeding dogs have longer

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how to care for my dog during pregnancy?

After breeding, 58-65 days is normal for the delivery stage. Mostly within 9 weeks you should be ready for receiving puppies. We can divide this pregnancy into 3 stages. First 3 weeks, your dog will be looking tried, feeling nausea, morning sickness is seen in them. They try to take rest and won’t eat properly. Provide her comfortable place to take rest. Normal exercise can be done. Don’t give excess amount of food, normal diet is enough. Second 3 weeks, from 4-6 weeks dog physic may change; slight bulge in her abdomen can be seen. Your dog will gain weight. You can increase food. You can add cheese cottage with low fat, boiled egg for more calcium with dog nutrient food. Don’t give them more work; jumping, climbing, running vigorously should be avoided. Avoid strangers very often during your dog pregnancy period. Throughout her pregnancy it is better for her to be in rest. In 45 days you can take her to your Vet and X-Ray will be taken to check out the fetus growth and find how many fetuses are there. Get your dog due date. Last 3 weeks, from 7-9 weeks you can again increase your food with

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How often can we breed the dogs?

How often can we breed the dogs? All dog owners should have enough knowledge about this topic. Do you want to have healthy puppies? Do your puppies should have strong immune power? Do you want your dog to be healthy for a long period? Then you should be concerned about when you should start breeding and how often it should take place? You can start your first breed from one and half to 2 years, it depends upon your breed. Then to the next breed it definitely needed one to two years gap, so there will not be any problems to your dog or for the puppies. Any responsible dog owners do not let her breed more often. It is best to stop from 3 – 5 times of their breeding. Breeding the dogs should be responsible because, new puppies should be born without any fault and it should be the healthiest. Before breeding check your dog, if there are any health issues or worms or any infections to them. Vaccinations should be given, if any. If your dog is a registered one, then choose her mate which is also registered as a purebred. Is your female dog mate with

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How much calories needed for dog per day?

How much calories needed for dog per day? How can we find out? This is always a big question for all the dog parents. Nutrient Diet is very important to every dog for a healthy grow and for a long life. An improper diet may create various problems in dog like immune system weakness, obesity, in-activeness and various diseases may easily attack your pet. First thing, you should know about how much calories can be give to your dog daily for their energy requirement. It is based upon what type of dog you have, is it active dog or inactive one, is it working dog or it is pregnant. What is the weight of your dog? Everything should be taken into account before calculating the calories. Here is the chart given for your reference about the daily calories needed for the dogs. Weight of the dog is given in Kilograms. Calories Needed Per Day Weight in KGs Dog Categories 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Puppies (below 4 months) 702 – – – – – – – – – Puppies (above 4 months to adult) 468 787 – – – – – – – – Normal

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General health tips to all dog breeds

For healthy companion you should take a general care which includes daily grooming, regular bathing, cleaning their mat and place regularly, proper and healthy feeding, regular walking and playing, dental check up, checking ears, eyes and nose, nail trimming and vaccinations at correct period. Daily grooming includes bathing, brushing hair, brushing its teeth, eyes, ears and nose clean. It is a general health tips to all dog breeds. Regular Bathing: Usually dogs don’t like bathing. It should be practiced from puppies by giving them toys to play while taking bath or by giving special treat after bath. Brushing Hair after bathing: After bathing, regular combing is important and check whether fleas and ticks are left or shedding hair is normal or abnormal. Consult your Vet if it is abnormal. Brushing the teeth: Bad odor from your pet’s mouth may be the sign of dental problems like tooth decay and some tooth disease. Regular brushing will make prevention. Tooth paste and brush are available in the pet store. If bad odor is more then it better to consult your Vet. Eyes, Ears and Nose Cleaning: If you seen any disorders in eyes, ears and nose it is apt to consult your

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Motion sickness in dog breeds and solution

Some people has a motion sickness while traveling, they will have vomiting sensation and get vomited in long travel. Like that motion sickness in dog is very common; mostly young puppies have motion or car sickness than the adult one. Motion sickness causes vomiting, Diarrhea and in-activeness in your pet. Why motion sickness is caused? Your puppies/dog may not be familiar with the car traveling, they will get scared. Dogs that travel only for visiting veterinarian once in six month or in a year will be unease and creates negative thoughts about car ride. In your puppies ear structures for balancing will not be developed fully, so it causes nausea while travel. In adult dog, if motion sickness continuous even after the several traveling consult your Vet for the treatment. How to adapt your dog for car ridding? Before going to a long ride, it is appropriate to train your pet for many short rides. First make your dog stay inside the stationary car, then start the car. Continue it for one or two days. Then in third day, slowly move the car and stop it and encourage your pet for its behavior by giving treat. Next day further move

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Doggies Daycare Center-Things to be noted

Mostly People working in the city may not have time to take care of their Pets in day time. Like the child care center there is also the Doggies Daycare Center. Doggies’ daycare center may be very useful for the pet owner who is working. But several things should be noted before living your dog there. The good Environment having enough space, good light and aeration facilities, and comfortable temperature is to be noticed first. Is there is well trained and knowledgeable staff? Is every dog are vaccinated in order to avoid infections from other one? About the Food for your pets given and how often they are fed. How is the Veterinary service? The training given to the pets. Then after boarding you should note whether your pet is feeling comfort, is it enjoying and playing with other dogs. Not all dogs will be the perfect choice for the daycare. You have to analyze about your dog whether he is a perfect choice for daycare or not. If your dog is very active, moving friendly and playful then he is qualified to live in daycare. If he is feeling stress, anxiety, not playing, vigorous he is not fit to

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Dog Eating Stones and Being Sick?

Dog Eating Stones and Being Sick? Are you worried about that. Generally many dogs will be Eating stones and sand which has a number of reasons. The main thing will be your dog has problem in its bowl. There may be a worm inside his stomach or it may be the sign of calcium deficiency in the diet or your pet will be anemic. Change the diet or consult your Vet. Another reason is it may get boredom or carving. This is known as pica that is the dog not only eats stones and sands it may also eat various dirty things, rubber etc. If your dog is doing so, try to change their concentration by giving something to eat that your pet likes, Give the toys to play (new toys if possible). Change its toys more often. Try to spend more time with your pet and playing with it may change its mind. It may be very dangerous if it is doing regularly. Consult your Vet if there is not sign of change even after many changes you have done. If you find any stones or pebbles swallowed by the dog you immediately approach your Vet. Dog Eating Stones

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