Author Archives: Allison
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Having your four-legged friend stare at you with those sad round eyes while you eat something delicious is probably the most hard-to-resist feeling in the world. Our instinct tells us to immediately share the food with our friend, because, well…it’s delicious right?
However, that’s not always the best thing to do! In fact, it’s probably better to resist the urge to feed your dog human food until you’re completely sure that it’s safe for him. Have you ever wondered – “Can I give my dog Mango? Raw meat? Ice-cream? Apple?”
Even if some foods are perfectly good and even healthy for you as a human to eat, it doesn’t mean that they’ll bring the same benefits to your dog. On the contrary, some of the healthiest food choices for us such as green tea or dark chocolate can be fatal for your dog!
For this reason, knowing what you should and shouldn’t feed your dog is crucial. Sometimes, even the smallest amount of a certain substance can result in your dog having diarrhea, intoxication, seizures, anemia, or worse!
On the other side, there are many human foods that can serve as a perfect snack for your dog! Don’t forget that a dog should be fed primarily with dog food since it contains all the essential nutrients and vitamins necessary for your friend to have a long and healthy life!
Human food should be considered as a treat and it shouldn’t amount to more than 10% of your dog’s diet. However, giving an occasional treat here and there will switch things up a bit and give some extra love and happiness to your dog.
In order to help you decide which treats are edible for dogs and which are strictly forbidden, we’ve composed a list of some of the best and worst foods for dogs.
Even though it’s impossible to list every single food out there, we’ll give you some of the essentials. And as a word of advice before moving on to the list – if you don’t find a certain food here and you’re not sure about it – better resist giving it to your dog until you’re completely sure whether or not it’s safe!
Chunks of lean meats can be a great treat for your furry friend! One of the most important things to remember when it comes to meat is to always watch out for bones. The myth that “dogs eat bones” is just that – a myth!
Even though they might be able to chew and break the bone, small particles of it can often get stuck in your dog’s throat (especially true for cooked bones). This can cause him to choke. Another bad thing that can happen is if a sharp bone piece damages your dog’s intestines.
Next, you should make sure that the meat is cooked, so that any bacteria that might be present is destroyed. Follow these bits of advice and feel free to treat your dog with pieces of lean beef, chicken, turkey, etc. Avoid giving your dog bacon and similar fatty meats.
Supplementing your dog’s diet with vegetables will allow you to keep him healthy and strong. Vegetables are full of vitamins which will greatly benefit your dog’s health. Carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, asparagus, green beans, potatoes (boiled or cooked plain), celery, pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, spinach, lettuce… all are great choices of doggy snacks!
Aside from all the health benefits of incorporating vegetables into your dog’s diet, vegetables can also help him lose some weight. So, if your little ball of fur looks a bit too round, feel free to add some vegetables!
One important thing to remember when it comes to vegetables is to never give your dog any form of onion, garlic, leek or chives!
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do like fruits and can eat fruits! In the category of fruits, it’s crucial to remember to not give your dog grapes or raisins at any cost! But, apart from these two, any sort of fruit is safe for your dog to eat. Whether you choose bananas, apples, blueberries, melon, kiwis, watermelon, mango, oranges, pineapple, pears, strawberries, peaches or raspberries, your dog will definitely enjoy this!
However, when you choose a fruit that has seeds or pits (plums, persimmons, apples, watermelon, oranges, melon, peaches, pears, etc.), always remember to remove them!
Seeds and pits of these fruits can contain substantial amounts of cyanide – a substance that is toxic for your dog!
Furthermore, always give your puppy only the “meaty” part of the fruit and remove the peel of certain fruits – oranges, bananas, watermelon, pineapple…you get the gist.
When choosing fish as a treat for your dearest friend, always, always make sure that there aren’t any bones left! Salmon (and other similar boneless fish) is a great option to consider since it contains Omega-3 fatty acids as well as many other essential nutrients that will do wonders for your dog’s health!
Apart from remembering to take out every single bone, it’s also crucial to always have the fish cooked. Raw fish can contain bacteria, some of which can be fatal to your dog! So, either boil or bake the fish without many additions (best is plain) and then see if your dog likes it!
Peanut butter is often one of the most-favored dog treats. Your dog will probably love it! However, some peanut butter brands contain the artificial sweetener called Xylitol – a dangerous substance for your dog!
So, if you’ve decided to treat your dog with peanut butter, make sure to always read the ingredients and make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol.
The best thing you could do for your puppy is finding an all-natural peanut butter that doesn’t have any additional ingredients except peanuts.
Since pasta usually doesn’t contain important nutrients or vitamins, it won’t provide any health benefits to your dog. However, if you do wish to give your dog a bite of those spaghetti you cooked – that’s ok!
Pasta as a dog treat should only be given boiled/cooked, and be aware of the additions that come with it. Pasta sauce that contains onion or garlic (even if it’s in a powder form) is not suitable for your dog!
Plain and boiled chicken with cooked rice is the best thing you can give if your dog has an upset stomach or diarrhea. So, rice is okay for your dog to eat and it’s not toxic.
However, white rice has less nutritional value than brown rice, so choose brown if possible. Even though you are allowed to give your dog rice, remember that this should be considered a treat, since rice is not a proper nourishment for a dog.
In fact, all grains are ok for your dog to eat (unless he has allergies), but only in moderate quantities.
Eggs are a great source of protein, so they're perfect as a dog snack. However, many dog owners have the idea that raw egg is good for their dog. This is not the case!
Raw eggs can contain many bacteria such as Salmonella or E.coli that can ruin your dog’s health. Always boil the eggs (or scramble with only a small amount of oil) before giving them to your dog.
Canines can be lactose intolerant, so be careful when giving dairy products. If you do want to give your fluffy friend some dairy, choose yogurt and cheese over milk!
Milk can be harder for dogs to digest, while yogurt is easier on the stomach and contains healthy bacteria. The same goes for any milk products, like ice cream, for example. Frozen yogurt with fruits (make sure it doesn’t contain the artificial sweetener xylitol) is always better than milky ice cream!
When it comes to cheese, only give small quantities because this is a high-fat and high-calorie food! Other dairy products such as butter should be avoided since they’re extremely caloric.
Yes, honey is a healthy occasional treat for your dog. It contains a lot of vitamins (A, B, K, C, and D) as well as antioxidants. Honey is actually a great way to prevent your furry friend from developing allergies later in life.
Honey has pollen, so when you give small quantities of it to your young puppy, it builds up his immune system and makes him more resistant to allergies in his adult life. Feel free to satiate your dog’s sweet tooth with honey, but make sure it’s only small quantities.
Most people are aware that dogs shouldn’t be given chocolate, and that’s a positive thing! Chocolate contains an alkaloid called theobromine which is extremely toxic to dogs even in small quantities.
The darker the chocolate is, the more theobromine it contains. But, make no mistake – even white chocolate contains theobromine!
So, do not give your dog chocolate under any circumstances, no matter how much he begs with those sad little puppy eyes!
Two extremely dangerous human foods that dogs should never be allowed to eat are garlic and onion. Actually, anything that comes from the onion family, such as leeks or chives is best to avoid!
These products can break down your dog’s red blood cells, cause anemia, and even death. Signs of anemia in your dog are pale gums, increased/rapid heart rate, general weakness, collapsing, and even death!
Any type of garlic or onion is harmful to your dog, no matter if it’s raw, cooked, powdered, or dehydrated.
The symptoms of anemia that present after ingesting these products may not show immediately but after some days or even weeks. If you suspect that your fluffy trouble-maker has managed to eat some garlic or onion, seek veterinary attention and monitor him closely!
Even though many people consider raw meat and eggs to be a safe option for dogs, it’s best to avoid this and stay on the safe side. Raw meat of any type can contain many different bacteria which can attack and damage your dog’s health. The same goes for fish and eggs.
Hundreds of different problems can occur due to bacteria. The best way to give your dog meat is by boiling or baking it without any additions. Like this, any meat is safe for your dog, just as long as it’s not raw or under cooked.
Bones should not be given to your dog at all, neither raw nor cooked (in fact, cooked bones are even worse!). Lately, this has been a huge controversy among vets. However, while there are some that suggest raw feeding formulas and recipes, the majority still disagree.
More research is needed on this topic, so for now, it’s best to follow the guidelines and avoid feeding your dog raw animal-based products.
You should never give your dog (and all pets in general) any type of alcohol. We all know that alcohol is toxic also for us people, so it’s only logical that it would do the same to your dog. However, you should be aware that it’s much more destructive and harmful for dogs than it is for people.
Even the smallest amount of alcohol can severely damage your dog’s liver and brain. This toxic effect of alcohol means that you should pay extra attention to hiding your liquor from your dog.
Even though dogs aren’t naturally drawn to alcohol, some mixtures that contain alcohol can be tempting. A perfect example for this is eggnog!
Above, we mentioned that most fruits and vegetables are perfectly ok for dogs to eat. Well, avocado is definitely not one of them! All of the components of avocado (flesh, leaves, pit, and bark) contain a toxin called pepsin.
This toxin can upset your dog’s stomach, cause vomiting, and difficulties in breathing. The avocado is a perfect example that teaches us never to assume that what’s healthy for us is also healthy for our furry friends.
Although they’re perfectly fine and even healthy for us humans, grapes and raisins contain toxins that can be life-threatening to dogs! These toxins can cause permanent liver damage and kidney failure in dogs.
This is a seriously dangerous food that a dog should absolutely never eat! Even a few small grapes can be fatal for dogs, so make sure that your dog doesn’t have access to grapes or raisins in your home!
As we mentioned before, Xylitol is a type of artificial sweetener that’s usually present in sugar-free alternatives of juices, chewing gums, candy, etc. This sweetener can result in several different detrimental damages such as insulin overproduction, kidney failure, and even death.
Always read the ingredients of every human food you plan to give to your dog and make sure it doesn’t contain Xylitol.
The reason why you have to do this is that many times, you can find this ingredient in the most unexpected products such as peanut butter, toothpaste, and even some varieties of yogurt.
Caffeine and caffeine-like stimulants contain Methylxanthines (or Methylated Xanthines) which can be life-threatening to dogs. This compound can severely affect the nervous system of dogs and can cause heart palpitations, restlessness, vomiting, diarrhea, and in worst cases even death.
So, feel free to enjoy your morning cup of coffee but make sure that your puppy doesn’t also dive in!
Aside from coffee, make sure that your dog doesn’t have access to tea, cocoa, energy drinks or coke. All these things contain caffeine and can damage your dog’s health.
Even though most dog foods and homemade foods contain salt, avoid giving your dog too much of it. We all know that salt can cause thirst and dehydration, and it has this same effect on your dog only much more amplified.
Excess salt in your dog’s diet can even result in sodium ion poisoning. The symptoms of too much salt are constantly thirsty, frequent urination, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, and even seizures and death.
So, be careful what type of treats you give your dog. Some examples of inappropriate treats would be salty pretzels, chips or other similar salty snacks.
The pits and seeds of all fruits should be strictly forbidden for your dog. This is especially important to remember for pits from peaches and plums which contain cyanide (poisonous for dogs as well as us humans), and seeds from persimmons which can block and damage your dog’s intestines.
Furthermore, any type of fruit seeds or pits should not be given to dogs. So, if you decide that you want to treat your dog with fruit, make sure to remove all seeds, stems, and pits (and in some cases peel or bark).
Even though your dog can freely eat peanuts or almonds, macadamia nuts are toxic and dangerous! Any food that contains macadamia nuts is forbidden for your four-legged friend. Ingesting macadamia nuts can cause vomiting, muscle tremors and shaking, weakness in the legs, etc.
In worse cases, it can even lead to a coma or death. Make sure to secure your kitchen pantry where a dog can easily find many different forbidden foods.
We all know that dogs are curious creatures that want to try everything.
You know how the dough has to rise before baking the bread? Well, imagine it rising in the stomach of your precious puppy! We definitely don’t want that. Ingesting raw dough can cause severe stomach discomfort and pain for your dog. And as if that’s not enough, when the dough ferments in the stomach it releases alcohol.
This can bring the same effects of alcohol poisoning and toxicity. So, even though a piece of bread or a bite of your burger bun is fine, fresh and unbaked dough is extremely dangerous.
Even though a good slice of lean beef or turkey is healthy for your pup, fatty pork, sausages, or bacon are not such a smart idea. Even though you might feel sorry that your puppy cannot experience the deliciousness of bacon, these are extremely fatty foods which over time can lead to pancreatitis in dogs.
A bite of bacon once a month won’t do any harm, but regularly treating your dog with bacon might leave some consequences.
As we can see, many of the everyday table foods that are healthy for us can be extremely dangerous for the man’s best friend. Putting aside the fact that you’ll have less control over how much your dog really eats, constantly treating your dog with human food can pose some more serious threats to his health.
While we might avoid garlic only because it will give us a bad breath, it can actually kill your dog. And while milk and coffee are the perfect combinations for waking up in the morning, it won’t be the same for your furry friend.
Now that you know all of this, we do understand that accidents can happen. In case you suspect that your dog has eaten something bad for him, closely monitor his behavior over the next few weeks. As soon as you notice something out of the ordinary, bring your pup to the vet! Many of the above-mentioned products can have consequences that don’t show up right away but after some weeks or even months.
So, if you really think that your dog has ingested large quantities of food that’s toxic for him (or any other toxic substance in your home), it’s best to seek veterinary help immediately! In this way, your vet can react fast and prevent the food from dissolving in your dog’s system.
As a final note, remember that these “human” foods should not represent a large part of your dog’s diet, but rather be considered as occasional treats. A dog should eat well-balanced dog food that will provide complete and proper nourishment. So, follow these tips, stay on the safe side, and enjoy the love and happiness of your healthy ball of fur!
If you’ve got a puppy in your home, then you’re probably going through the phase right now where you want to make sure that your puppy has the best of the best so that he/she can look and feel as good as possible. With puppy shampoo brands, they’re all different and offer different protections. Today, I'll be reviewing 5 best puppy shampoo you can get in 2017!
As stated earlier, different puppy shampoos offer different features for you to consider, let’s talk about some of the best ones that you can look out for:
Now for the bread and butter of the article. Lets talk about the best puppy shampoo products for you to choose from! Here are some of the ones you should pay attention to next time you’re ready to buy some of the best shampoo for your dog:
One of the best items on our list is this puppy shampoo because of the well-known brand name it has attached to it. Particular Paws has been able to add a product that is able to do the following for your dog:
This puppy shampoo product is an all-natural, soap free product which is great at making your dog smell good after use. It doesn’t matter how dirty your dog is, this shampoo can take care of it. It’s also a fairly cheap shampoo for your dog, coming in at around $10, which just about anyone can afford.
Here are some other things you can expect if you plan on purchasing this pet shampoo:
Isle of Dogs has been able to create one of the best tearless dog shampoos for your pups. One of the best parts about this specific shampoo is the fact that it’s one of the cheapest kinds of shampoo you can get. If you have a large dog, you can even buy the gallon version so that you won’t run out quick!
Here are some other features for you to think about!
Overall, this is the best puppy shampoo on a budget. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, then this is the shampoo for you to use.
Wahl is a great company for you to buy from when you’re looking for the best puppy shampoo products. Every product they make for your dog is going to be of the highest quality and is going to be made from natural ingredients. One of the best things about this product is that they have so many options! You can choose shampoos meant for dogs, and you can choose shampoos made specifically for a young puppy. It’s up to you to choose what you want!
Since everything is completely natural, you can also expect it to be tear free, which means that your dog won’t be crying from the pain caused by shampoo getting in his/her eye.
Here are some other things for you to consider with this product:
Overall, you can trust this product. It’s made from a great company who knows what they’re doing, and you can be sure to get some of the best quality for your puppy out of this shampoo.
Although the title of this shampoo talks about how it’s made for "dogs," you can believe that a young puppy will also be able to benefit greatly from this product. It’s a very cheap product, with $10 being its original price! The condensed scent inside of this bottle is unbelievable, and is the best smelling puppy shampoo on our list!
Here are some other things for you to consider:
All in all, you can’t go wrong with this shampoo for your dog, if you’re unsure about which one you want to buy, just make a decision and stick with it with this exact product. You won’t be upset about choosing this one.
One way to avoid spending a lot of money on your dog is to find a way to keep your dog clean. This can be easier said than done, but if you can figure out the best way to keep your dog clean, then you can ultimately end up eliminating the need to wash your dog clean as much as you normally do.
Here are some ways you can keep your dog clean for a long time without needing to apply shampoo on him/her:
The only time you should take your dog outside is when you take you take him/her on a walk, and in those scenarios, you should try your best to avoid wet areas, and try your best to only stay outside for a limited amount of time. Using all of this advice, you can drastically alter the dirtiness of your dog after a period of time.
Aside from your dog’s bed, you should clean anything that your dog uses on a day to day basis, such as a disgusting toy that he/she cuddles with to the rug that your dog lays on every day when you’re outside. The point of this is to ensure that your dog won’t go right back to being smelly because that’s probably one of the biggest reasons you gave your dog a bath in the first place.
If you’re able to use all of these methods, then you can really postpone the amount of time it’s going to take for you to have to wash your dog again. Just using a few of these ideas can save you a lot of money on puppy shampoo over the years.
To finish off this guide, we’re going to talk about one of the most important things for you to even think about. Your dog’s needs are going to be different from another person’s dog, and you should buy the best puppy shampoo for your dog! This is very important for you to consider, because why would you want to buy a dog shampoo that’s meant for fleas and ticks when your dog doesn’t even suffer from that?
Remember that when you’re choosing a dog shampoo that you should buy something that’s going to:
Overall, I hope that the guide was able to help you in making the right purchase decision for your puppy's bath time!
Dry dog food is one of the most common types of food for dogs that people search for, and since there’s such an overwhelming amount of dry dog food available here in 2017, we’ve decided to make it into a narrowed down list of some of the best kinds for you to consider buying.
Potty training a puppy in an apartment isn't the easiest thing you can do. When you have to potty train your dog in a house with a yard, it's so much easier. The hard thing about potty training your dog in an apartment has to do with the fact that you really need to think of alternatives aside from letting your dog outside, and this is the perfect guide to help you for just that!
Sure, you could use the outdoors as a variable in potty training your dog, but we're also going to go over some of the other best options out there!
Choosing a dog breed that's perfect for you is hard work. You don't want a dog that's too big, too small, too expensive, too furry, too annoying, too weak, or too boring for you. Everyone has their own tastes, and owning a dog is a lot of hard work. If you have an idea of what type of dog you want, then this guide will be perfect for you.
If you're coming in without knowing anything, you can still leave this with a lot more information than you had before clicking on this link. Let's begin.
Finding the best dog nail grinder for your dog is a big deal. When you injure your dog by cutting his/her nails in the wrong way, it can be a painful process for both of you. Your pet's going to be limping around for a while and won't let you get near their paws again, this is a big problem if you want their nails to be less jagged and more correct.
Don't go cheap on your dog and get any old set of nail grinders for them, buy the best one you can so that your dog can be comfortable and you won't have issues anymore with his/her nails ripping things up anymore!
Make this a win-win for both you and your dog, see the guide below for more details.
A lot of people don't seem to care about what they cut their dog's nails with, and this can be very bad. There are a few things that are very bad when your dog has long nails, here's a list of just a few side effects of when you're not cutting his/her nails correctly:
In a nutshell, making your dog walk around with long nails is actually somewhat cruel. For these reasons, you should cut your dog's nails short and not allow them to grow out.
The best part about the Oster Premium Nail Grinder is that it's very affordable and quiet. When buying this nail grinder you're going to get a great 2-speed nail cutter for your pet. This doesn't just work for dogs, but also works for any other pet you have!
The safety guard that comes pre-installed is also perfect to ensure that your pet won't get cut when you're in the midst of cutting their nails. At just $20, this is one of the best deals you'll get for an actual electric nail grinder for your dog. One of the best parts about the quietness of the product is that you can use it on your dog without scaring him/her with the noise that comes from most nail grinders. These are the reasons for why I believe this is one of the best dog nail grinders.
Dremel is known for making some of the best products you can buy that relate to making sure your pets are at their maximum comfort. Once again, this product is electric and perfectly stable that your pet will be comfortable while his/her nails are getting cut. The only issue with the kit is the instructions that come with it. Make sure that if you buy this product, you read over the instructions via the internet.
This isn't as quiet as the Oster Gentle Paws nail grinder, but it's still moderately quiet so that your dog won't be too afraid of the noise coming out of it.
Being one of the highest rated and inexpensive items on our list, this is bound to be a favorite amongst many people. Once again, we're dealing with an electric tool that's rechargeable so you can use over and over again to cut your dog's nails.
After a few times of using this tool on your dog, he/she should be able to master their anxiety and be able to stay calm while you're trimming their nails. These are very easy to use and help you to cut nails very quickly.
You can also double with this product and use it on your cats as well, due to its nature of being a product for all animals!
One of the coolest things about this specific nail grinder for your dog is that it's rechargeable via USB. Due to its quiet nature, you can use this on your dog without him/her being upset by the noise.
You also get a 30 day back guarantee if you don't like the product, and with it being under $20, this is a perfect one to first try out on your dog, and if you don't like it, then you can pay more for a more expensive nail grinder and cutter.
It also looks sleek and professional with its white and soft texture.
The Andis EasyClip nail grinder for your dog is perfect if you want a cheap, programmable nail grinder and cutter for your pet. The only issue with this product is that it sometimes breaks if you don't use it correctly or use it too roughly.
Most Andis products can be respected for the quality that they're known to provide for professionals of dog grooming, and this product should get the job done easily.
Being one of the cheapest items on the list of our 11 best dog nail grinders, this is going to be one of the main ones people look at. However, you shouldn't associate a better price with a better product. Sure, you're going to be getting a high-quality set of nail clippers with this pair for under $10, but they've been newly released, and nobody's been able to actually test the product's durability over the long term.
If you feel like giving them a shot, you'll get high-quality performance out of these, but just know that you're going to be one of the pioneers of the group of people using this product!
This isn't a nail grinder but It deserved a spot in this list because of how good it is, there's another one below!
The best part about the Boshel Nail clippers for your dog is that these clippers are made very sharp so that you're going to have no doubt about cutting the nails perfectly. The only issue with the sharpness of these clippers is that you're going to need to expect a higher chance of injuring your dog. If you have belief in your skill of cutting and grinding your dog's nails, then you should have no problem using these low priced, good quality clippers on your dog.
The design and ergonomic handle that it comes equipped with are also perfect for you to cut your dog's nails in the right way, and you'll be comfortable while doing so. You'll also get a bonus nail file to come with this product so that after cutting your dog's nails sharply you'll be able to file them down so that they're the perfect texture and length.
The Wahl Professional Kit is perfect for professional dog groomers. They're mostly used by people who cut dog's nails for a living. If that doesn't give you confidence in the product itself, then I don't know what will. Wahl is also a very highly trusted brand for dog grooming supplies, and the best part is that you get so much more than just clippers.
It's an 11 piece kit with electric parts and perfect execution so that you can get the job done easily with style. You'll also be surprised to hear how quiet these dog nail grinders are, which will ensure that your dog won't be scared of the clippers or anxious when you pull them out.
The FURminator doesn't just have a cool name, but it also has some cool performance that comes along with it. When buying this lightweight, and easy to use nail cutter for your dog, you'll be surprised at how much punch this little thing has to it.
Due to the small size, you might have to spend some decent time on your dog's nails if you want them to be done correctly at the end, but all in all, it's a worthwhile product for you to try out on your dog. You also might need to train your dog to get used to the noise that comes from this high powered electric grinder, but after the initial wave of fear stops in your dog, you should be in good position to begin cutting his/her nails the right way.
The Conair grinder for cutting your dog's nails is a perfect electric cutter for your dog. The best part about this definitely isn't the price, but the quality and amount of time you'll get out of this durable piece of equipment will actually save you money in the long run! It's very quiet, which is great for people who have dogs with high anxiety, and it's also very lightweight and easy to use. It even has different tips included that you can put on the end, allowing you to decide whether or not you want to use it as a grinder or a sander.
You can also use this for any size of the animal that you have, so whether or not you have a Chihuahua or a Great Dane, you should be able to use it with the same ease and consistency either way. One of the main issues with other grinders that claim to have quiet noise is that they have a bad battery installed in them to keep the noise levels down. With this specific grinder, you're getting a good battery and good noise level that comes with it!
The best part about the Hertzko nail grinder is not the name of the brand you'll get on the product itself (which is quite honestly one of the most attractive parts of other grinders), but rather the gentleness and efficiency of this specific product. Currently, you'll find that there is a deal going on where you can get his for much less money than you would on any normal day, but that's not even the reason it made the list.
We included this product on the list because it contains so many features:
Cutting your dog's nails in the right way isn't too difficult once you get the hang of it. You should consider going to get them professionally cut first though, and maybe you can watch the person do it so that you can see how it's done correctly. This will benefit you in the long run by giving you a hands-on experience of how to actually do it. If you want some other tips and tricks about how to cut your dog's nails, check this out. Here are some of the best pieces of advice I've received about how you're supposed to cut your dog's nails the right way!
Our overall favorite nail grinder on the list has to be the Innopaw Grooming Tool. It's one of the best seller. The good news with this is that it's not only for small dogs. You can truly use this on any size dog, and on any size animal that you want. If you have a rabbit with long nails, you can use this on him/her and get the same effects as if you were to use this on a dog!
The cover that comes included with this is also great at stopping injuries from happening to you or your dog. Since the grinding head is virtually hidden behind a layer, even if you slip and put this in the wrong area, it won't be grinding away at your dog's skin due to the layer protecting your dog! As we were talking about earlier, the main reason that you can use this on any size animal is due to the ports that come with it. They have a small, medium and large port which is perfect if you have multiple dogs and don't want to have to buy a new grinder for each dog.
Another favorite part of this piece of machinery is the motor that comes installed in it. You won't catch this thing dying on you soon, and it will last long and is as durable as they come. The motor can be charged, and even though it's electric, it's still considered a cordless piece of equipment which means you won't have to lug around wires with you everywhere you take this thing. The white, sleek piece of machinery that this product is makes it the very best one on our list, and with a price like that, you won't get a better deal on a better product anywhere else.
A lot of people have been wondering whether or not these things are even safe to use. The answer to this question is slightly difficult. If you know how to use the device, have a good device known for its safety, and have a well-behaved dog then you won't have any trouble with this. The issue resides in people who have never used a dog nail grinder before trying to use it on their untrained dog. When this happens, bad results usually take place. If you don't know what you're doing, the following can happen:
The next steps for you to take if you're serious about cutting your dog's nails and grinding them are simple. Here are the steps you need to take:
Do you guys prefer using nail clipper or grinder for your dog nails? Let me know in the comments!
Have you ever tried making some DIY dog toys yourself? My guess is that you searched the Internet for some ideas and tutorials, only to be overwhelmed by hundreds of different ideas!
As dog owners, we all want our dogs to be happy. So to help you guys, I scoured and searched for the best and found 15 DIY dog toys that are quick and easy to make!
Easy to make dog ball toy with supplies you can find laying around your house.
An old ball or a tennis ball
An old shirt or a piece of fabric
Piece of ribbon
Get the instructions here, via Ammo The Dachshund.
If you don't have a ball, I'm sure you must have a plastic bottle.
An old shirt or a piece of fabric
Get the instructions here, via Ammo The Dachshund.
If you're looking for a DIY ball that hides treat inside, take a look at this.
105 inches (8.75 yd) of 1 inch-thick cotton rope like the above.
2 Twist ties
Get the instructions here, via Hands Occupied.
Have unwanted shirts or shirts you don't wear anymore? Use them for this!
Shirts you don't need
Get the instructions here, via Purfylle.
Just like the good old Kong Classic Dog Toy but edible!
Get the instructions here, via Pretty Fluffy.
You can make these from a good old denim!
Dog squeaker toy
Needle & thread
Get the instructions here, via Pillar Boxblue.
Great toy for your dog that needs him to think and he gets awarded with treats!
Muffin baking tray
Get the instructions here, via Dogue.
This one is a bit hard to make and you'll have to put some effort in it.
Get the instructions here, via Instructables.
One of my favorite toy. All you need is a rope!
Scissors (Most of these DIY things need scissors so I'm just going to ignore it.)
Get the instructions here, via Instructables.
Probably the easiest DIY toy in the list!
Get the instructions here, via Instructables.
Another unique toy, ball with a tail! Your dog will love this!
Get the instructions here, via Instructables.
Another easy DIY toy that uses treat to reward your dog.
Toilet paper roll
Get the instructions here, via Ginger Penny Pincher.
Another one of my favorite toy to make. Also my dog's favorite too!
Get the instructions here, via Romp Rescue.
Dogs love stuffed toys but they destroy them pretty easily so here's one you can make that you can re-stuff it when needed.
Get the instructions here, via Kolchak Puggle.
If your dog likes chewing and biting on things a lot, try making this chew-proof toy for him/her.
Get the instructions here, via Real Housewives Of Mn.
So your dog's allergic? You probably didn't see that coming. Most of us dog owners don't realize that our dogs can get allergies as well. After sometime we realize and because we all want whats best for our dogs. We want the best hypoallergenic dog food for our friends.
And because we all want our dog the best of the best. I've created this post that helps you choose between 11 different hypoallergenic dog food for your dog.
Grooming our dogs is something we tend to overlook because we're having too much fun with them or we're just bad at it.
But grooming should be taken seriously because if not, your dog will be the one suffering. Which is why I created this comprehensive guide to teach you how to groom your dog.
I'm not asking you to groom your dog every day but once or twice a month is fine depending on his condition.
I mean, you don't want your dog to look dirty and smelly, do you?
Besides a clean dog is a happy dog!
Here's what you'll learn from this guide.
Aren't you tired and annoyed of your dog or puppy barking throughout the night? Maybe your neighbor's dog starts barking in the middle of the night and starts ruining your sleep.
If you're looking for a solution stop dog barking then you've come to the right place!
Some of you may not have a dog, but your neighbor does. They might suddenly start howling and barking all night long for no reason; maybe it's a dog party? Who knows?
There's not much you can do in this scenario besides asking you neighbor nicely to train his dog not to bark or you can try purchasing an anti-barking device.
But of course, it’s in a dog’s nature to bark. They enjoy barking!
They will bark when they want something, when they are playing, establishing a territory and even when they are frightened or when they are just saying "Hi!"
But why do dogs bark?
There are numerous reasons why dogs bark and I've listed out 8 most common reason, but they are short-term and specific.