Category: Canine Businesses

Rooibos Tea for Fleas and Good Health

Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun Does your dog sometimes itch or have the occasional hot spot? Most dogs will have fleas at some stage in their lifetime, regardless of whether they are taking Frontline or any other flea medication. Chances are that you’ve discovered these little critters and have just about tried everything. Here’s what I’ve…

Canine Reunions.Why Are They So Necessary? How To Understand and Encourage Them?

 By Claudia Bensimoun       Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun All dogs love reunions with humans and other dogs and often offer funny, intelligent and heartwarming welcomes. What To Expect When Family Members Arrive Home After a Long Period of Time Allow your dog to sniff, welcome and jump around in joy. Give your dog…

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CZECH AND AMERICAN SHEPHERDS

Eastern German Shepherd   By Claudia Bensimoun   Image Credit: Wiki   The Differences Between East and West German Shepherd Lines and The American German Shepherd Lines You might be thinking: Is there any difference? Start thinking temperament, confirmation, coloring and movement. So you’re undecided on which line of pups is best for you and…

Genetic Testing for Dogs Gets New Funding! Dogs & Genetics!

Image Credit: Claudia Bensimoun The latest canine DNA startup by cofounders Adam and Ryan Boyko at Embark Veterinary  has new funding of $4.5 million from investors. This would allow for pet parents, veterinarians and breeders to learn more about their dog’s ancestry and disease risk. A simple cheek swab of saliva and a small fee of $199…

Improving Fido’s Health With Kale, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes and Fish Oils!

“For the first year of a dog’s life, balanced nutrition is vital,” says Dr. Stanley Coren, Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. “Without balanced nutrition, the nerve cells of a dog’s brain will not mature properly; and the brain will be smaller in volume and weight and not function as well. Poorly…

Wolves Can Tread Water While Killing Prey

By Claudia Bensimoun Vancouver Island Wolf   Image credit: wikia.com   Arctic Wolf Germany   Image Credit: Wiki Commons   Gray Wolf. U.S   Image Credit: Wiki Commons     European Wolf   Image Credit: Wiki Commons   Eurasian Wolf Image Credit: WikiPedia The Wolf Facts From ” If Dogs Could Talk. Exploring The Canine…

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Dogs? Why Dr. Miho Nagasawa’s research paper about ABANDONED DOGS AT FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN and PTSD-LIKE EFFECTS IN DOGS is so important.

Why Dr. Miho Nagasawa’s research paper about ABANDONED DOGS AT FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN and PTSD-LIKE EFFECTS IN DOGS IS SO IMPORTANT.Impaired learning and an inability to bond with humans were two of the post- traumatic disorder symptoms displayed by both humans and dogs.Cortisol levels in the Fukushima dogs remained at higher levels than the Kanagawa dogs, even after…

Let’s Do Doglates! Strengthening Fido’s Core Muscles & Emotional Well-Being!

By Claudia Bensimoun     “Many of these exercises involve common commands that you might ordinarily teach your dog, such as sit, stand, down-then stand, high five, turn around, or bow,” says Sherri CappaBianca of Rocky’s Retreat Canine Health and Fitness Center. “By using these commands when the dog is on surfaces at different heights,…

Candle Safety For Your Dog or Cat. It involves more than keeping burning candles out of his reach.

“Candles should be placed well out of reach of animals,” says Dr. Fallek. Keep them off coffee tables and low windowsills. If you have dogs, a shelf, high table or mantelpiece should do it. Just be sure not to place the candle on or near a runner or dangling decoration that could be pulled down…