Do you like chips? If yes, most likely, you had to defend them from your dog more than once! The alluring rustle of the bag, mouth-watering aroma, crisp texture and bright taste – how can one resist here? Pets use all their charm to get the coveted slice of potato. But before you treat the dog, think three times. According to experts, chips cannot be eaten not only by pets, but also by people. More about this in our article.
Are chips harmful?
What are chips? Advertising from television screens assures: 100% potatoes! But when studying the composition, it becomes clear that it is also nutritional supplements, and flavor enhancers, and a mixture of starches, and hydrogenated fat. Yes, and hemodified potato itself. Add to this a thorough frying, which destroys nutrients, and the answer to the question of whether it is possible for dogs to have chips is obvious. Continue reading
Digestive system diseases can develop in any dog: regardless of breed, age and general health. The cause may be malnutrition or, for example, a hereditary predisposition. In our article, we will consider one of the most common digestive problems – gastroenteritis. What is this disease, how does it manifest and how to protect your dog from it?
What is gastroenteritis?
Gastroenteritis is an inflammatory process in the gastrointestinal tract that affects the mucous, submucous, and muscle layers. In the absence of proper treatment, the disease develops rapidly and passes to other organs: kidneys, heart and liver.
There are several types of gastroenteritis: Continue reading
What a pity that dogs cannot speak! Or do they know how? It’s just that their “language” does not consist of words that are familiar to us, but of signs. These signs can tell us about the dog’s feelings, about her attitude to what is happening, to others and, of course, to ourselves. Want to learn how to interpret them? We will help you! 10 popular dog emotions are in our article.
And let’s start with the most recognizable sign! It is generally accepted that if a dog wags its tail, it means that it has a great mood. But in practice there are nuances. Now, if along with the tail the whole body wags from the shoulder blades to the toes, then the dog is really happy! But if the tail is raised, strained and only its tip wags, and the dog’s body is frozen and the mouth is tightly closed – beware! This means that the dog is very tense, she does not like something, and throwing her arms around is a bad decision. Continue reading
The rapid development of diagnostics and medicine has shown that liver diseases in cats and dogs are much more common than previously thought. In many cases, they accompany diseases of other organs: the stomach, intestines, and kidneys, and are not always diagnosed in a timely manner. Knowing the main symptoms and causes of liver problems will help the owner quickly respond and protect the health of the pet.
The liver is a kind of “filter” of the body, which is involved in all metabolic processes and eliminates toxic substances. She is responsible for the exchange of hormones, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins, produces bile for the digestion of food, and provides a protective function. Any abnormalities in the functioning of the liver are reflected throughout the body. However, unlike other organs, the liver has the ability to regenerate and has a huge reserve. In the event of a lesion, to one degree or another, it continues to fulfill its functions, and the initial stages of the disease are easy to miss. Continue reading
Summer is good, especially when there is a lake or river nearby. But in big cities it’s more difficult to tolerate heat, and not only we, but also pets suffer from it. In summer, many dogs become lethargic, lose their appetite, quickly get tired on walks, suffer from shortness of breath, etc. How to save a dog from the heat and give her a carefree summer? We read about this in our article.
Choose a time for walking
Walk your dog in the morning or evening. While it’s cool outside, you can play active games, work out teams and get the most out of your walk.
Avoid direct sunlight
For walks, choose parks, courtyards and public gardens with a saving shadow. Continue reading