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August 26, 2014 at 4:08 am in reply to: How To Deal With Your Dog's Psychological Issues Like Anxiety? #50217 Report Abuse
Hi Sue, probably I understand why Patch always whinging only when he see someone or dog walk past or close to him. And the point is that it’s not always best to automatically try to stop it when you don’t feel well. You know Patch won’t stay quiet when he see somebody around him and you don’t want him whinging. To be honest, you’re avoiding that problem. As mentioned above what I said, a dog can be develop some behavior or weakness, which may due to his past life. Just like our human beings, Once a habit is formed, it is difficult and sometimes impossible to shake it off. But the time and emotions you put into would be the best way to correct Patch. You should give him proper traning, and teach him to get used to that situation he met other people or dogs. You should limit your impatience, try your best to help him how to cope with the situation. Remember that, dog also love to socialize and you don’t need to stop him every time. You can give him a sign to tell that’s not right to cry. I believe Patch will feel what you are meaning and slowly correct his wrong behaviors. Finally,hope you like my advice and can help you out.
Great recipes! I always prefer home made dog food just as its good and healthy for my lucky. I will try your recipes. Thanks
Raw is less wasteful, cheaper and much easier. On raw the dog gets to eat zero carbs and chew on bones to naturally keep teeth clean and possibly sugar levels more stable. It is low in ingredients so perfect for allergy prone dogs.
My dog is currently eating cooked food. I had to cook up a whole chicken and bone it, cook up pork and chop those meats, cook up hamburger and rice and mix together along with a small amount of liver and add in a calcium source, some bits of this and that to balance the diet. Then I had to go back to the original amount of raw ingredients to figure out how many meals that would be and divide accordingly so I won’t over/under feed her pack up in 2 day packets and freeze. On raw I give her boneless red meat and every 2-4 days she gets a bit of raw bony meat plus organ along with the same supplements I have to give her with a cooked diet minus the calcium of course. She loves it all but sure has more enjoyment from the raw.
Never heard that dogs get snappy if taken off raw. Many dogs get possessive of raw bits so practicing trading is a great idea. Many people only find out their dogs can be possessive when some delicious raw bony thing is given, even rawhides, bully sticks don’t have the same value.
My lucky never ever had any parasites from raw feeding or fleas or ticks or contaminated water, Sassy once got a tapeworm from eating a flea. Raw meat from the store is very safe. I have always cooked raw meat and it is very easy to keep juices contained and the kitchen clean, lots of water and soap.
A great primer on raw feeding is here.
I always feed my lucky three times a day.
Usually feed the natural foods include fresh human-grade raw meat (e.g. raw lamb), raw meaty bones and vegetables. Dr. Harveys is also my daily choice.
Dry eye can have several causes. I think you should first find out the cause of your shih-tzu’s dry eye , and take your shih-tzu’s to see a vet, veterinarians will give you some treatments.
We are big fans of Dr. Harvey’s Oracle. We usually feed our dogs fresh raw, but freeze dried comes in handy when I forget to prepare the fresh the night before. And my dog really loves the power patties. I have a hard time believing the high price is justified, though, considering the source.