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Dog Safety

With the warm winds of summer peeking over the horizon, now is the perfect time to review a few warm weather safety tips to keep your best friend in the pink as temperatures rise. Though seemingly self-reliant, dogs still need some attention and care as thermometers rise, so being aware of their needs is a primary concern for conscientious caring dog owners.

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Vitamin & Mineral Sources the Magic of Liver: Part 2

Vitamin & Mineral Sources the Magic of Liver: Part 2

For years veterinary nutritionists have referred to the ”unidentified liver fractions” and their seemingly miraculous effects.  Whatever it is in liver, known or unknown, few canine nutritionists deny that liver does something special when it comes to a dog’s daily dog food diet mix.  If there is one single dog food that every dog should have in its diet, that food would definitely have is to be liver.

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Essential Dog Feeding Tips

Essential Dog Feeding Tips

These mal-nutritional dog diseases must be avoided at all costs. By researching the most appropriate dog food mixtures recommended by the experts you will find that your family dog must receive a natural raw dog food daily diet, and this natural dog food diet must comprise of fresh meat or fish, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit and this fresh daily natural raw dog food mix should be fed to your family dog on a daily basis – although buying fresh ingredients on a daily basis can become extremely expensive, so the only alternative is to buy a natural raw dog food mix which has been dried and then package so this natural dog food mixture will contain the full quota of the 23 essential nutrients which is essential to maintain your family dog’s medium and long term health and lifestyle.

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The Ultimate 10 Dog Safety Tips

The Ultimate 10 Dog Safety Tips

We are aware it is virtually impossible to expect to keep out family dogs safe and protected from all danger throughout their every day existence as we know that would be an impossible task. However, the best we can expect is to educate ourselves to a point where with knowledge concerning risk assessments, we can reduce the potentially dangerous situations of our beloved companion through positive avoidance tactics.

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Vitamin & Mineral Sources: Part 1

Vitamin & Mineral Sources: Part 1

Mineral Sources: The minerals, like the vitamins, are best balanced in every natural dog food diet by using a mineral mix in amounts calculated to supply the requirement for each mineral and balanced to the caloric density of the diet.  In natural diets most of the trace minerals are found in adequate amounts in the natural ingredients.  It is important that the major minerals (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and sodium) be balanced during diet formulation to ensure that they are present in the diet in adequate amounts and in the proper ratio. This same issue is relevant to the above statement concerning vitamins as under and over feeding minerals can again be detrimental over time – again using your due diligence is recommended here.

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Animal Fats & Carbohydrates for Dogs

Animal Fats & Carbohydrates for Dogs

Specialty flour products: A carbohydrate source frequently overlooked by a dog owner is the specialty product made from flour noodles, macaroni, and spaghetti.  These have an energy content comparable to other cereal grain products.  And, like rice and hot cereals, they have the advantage of being able to be added dry to a food, then being cooked after the water has been added.  This gives the capability of mixing a large amount of dry raw dog food at one time, then adding water and cooking small amounts as it is needed.

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Dog Diseases Linked to Cereal Grains. Inner Secrets Revealed

Dog Diseases Linked to Cereal Grains. Inner Secrets Revealed

The cereal grains that are allowed within food for human consumption is very heavily regulated and compliance with the regulations, again is heavily policed and only the purest cereal grains are allowed within food for human consumption.

Whereas cereal grains which is 'not fit for human consumption' can be legally used in manufacturing of dog food, and this branded inferior cereal grain will be stored and eventually allowed to be used within the manufacture of processed dog food, and the advantage for the dog food manufacturer of using this inferior cereal grain is that as the quality of the 'not fit for human consumption' is not high yet passes the minimum dog food standards, the inferior grain can be used as a cheaper 'filler' alternative and again keep the cost of the processed dog food to an absolute minimum.

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Feeding and Dog Training Program

Feeding and Dog Training Program

Dog Training a puppy not to bite is a vital part of any puppy training program.  Biting behaviors that are not corrected will only get worse, and what seemed like harmless behavior in a puppy can quickly escalate to dangerous, destructive behavior in an adult dog and these dangers can be hidden from view except by the experience and professional dog behaviorist, so it is crucially important to start your young puppy on a basic dog obedience and socialization dog training regime as early as possible so to avoid your puppy entering adulthood being a potential threat to unfortunate humans especially young children who will not necessarily expect your puppy to be dangerous through a lack of dog training and socialization techniques.

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Dog Food: Is Your Dog Mal-nourished?

Dog Food: Is Your Dog Mal-nourished?

All dogs whatever their breed, size or activity must receive their full quota of all essential vitamins, essential minerals and essential trace elements within their daily dog food mix. Their dog food portion sizes must be individually assessed based on the dog’s size, breed and activity level, these dog food portions sizes are for your exclusively to appertain correctly with special emphasis on avoiding under or over weight portions as individually will have adverse influences on your family dog.

Feeding your dog underweight portions will be devasting with regard to lack of nutriment and conclude within a short period of time with your family dog becoming vulnerable to the dreaded mal-nutritional diseases. The amount of complete dog food within his daily dog food mix will determine your family dog’s health and welfare.

Whereas feeding over weight portions will again have an adverse influence on your family dog as on this occasion you will likely inflict in the short and medium term again an extremely uncomfortable and debilitating disease which is known by the term as obesity. This is a dog disease which can become very damaging to your family dog’s health and welfare.

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Dog Food: If Only Dogs Could Choose

Dog Food: If Only Dogs Could Choose

 Whatever the purpose or nature of the job, the performance of working dogs always requires time expenditure of energy and this will have a large influence on the type of dog food that your dog needs to sustain his energy and vigor. Incidentally, non-working dogs generally will be extremely susceptible to overfeeding but still can be undernourished, in this situation it may be necessary to offer your dog a dehydrated dog food which contains all his essential vitamins, essential minerals and essential trace elements within his daily dog food mix – in addition to being a low calorie dog food, which can reduce the obesity risk. Therefore, every working dog’s primary dietary need is increased energy.  Whenever dietary energy is increased, those B-complex vitamins, minerals, and the water necessary for burning the energy must also be increased.

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