When you take on a pet dog, it should not be treated less than any member of your family. It is you the owner of this animal that should ensure the well being of your Dog. That well being includes making sure that your Dog keeps fit and healthy and that if any health issues arise, it is promptly dealt with. Many times animals will react different than us humans when they are experiencing some sort of illness. It is of good and useful knowledge to know and recognize signs of certain common illnesses in your pet dog.
If i should do a survey to find out how many persons love their pet i am sure that i would have 100% on the yes box ticked. Sometimes the unthinkable can happen to pet owners, they can either loose their pet as in the pet got lost, ran away, retired or stolen. But one of the saddest thing is that there are some pet owners who started out loving their pets and somewhere down the line they became neglectful of the animal. Thus resulting in some of these animals being rescued, ran away, die or adopted.
It is good to support many of these lost dogs home as they have saved so many pets, dogs, cats, and other animals. But organizations like these don't just run by themselves, these organizations need our support as pet owners and animal lovers to help find home, provide proper vet services and to provide food for many of these lost animals.
So what can you do at a Lost Dogs Home?
1. You can locate a lost pet
2. Report found Animals
3. Make a Donation
What Dog Walkers Do
For those of us who are unable to walk our dogs regular due to either illness or tight work regime, you can always hire a Dog Walker to do that on your behalf. A Dog Walker's profession is that involves a person walking with a dog. The dog is usually taken from from the dog's home and then returning the dog back to its home. Many individuals do this to earn a part time income while there are actual companies that supply persons to walk your dog.
What To Know When Dog Is To Be Walked.
Remember that these person who come to you to walk your dog are actually doing a job which you are paying them for. You must know if your dog is being walked individually or in groups. Remember not all types of Dogs love to socialize so close to each other. You must know the general route taken when your Dog is being walked. Some states require that before a person can engage in a Dog Walking Business, they must be licensed and have animal first-aid-trained employees.
Having someone walk your dog is actually a very good thing, it helps in keeping your dog healthy by doing these walking exercises. This helps to increase blood flow in your dog and even allows your dog to live longer years. Many dog owners simply bath, groom and feed their dogs and the whole thing about exercise is out of the question. Remember your dog loves to walk run and do just about any type of movement activity.
Dog Walker Skills
Some dog walkers do go the distance literally and will take your dog for some long walks and jogs too. Dog walkers also ensure that the animal is properly hydrated if out for long walks on very hot days. When choosing the right Dog Walker, you have to look at the persons physical attributes, as this is also critical in physically controlling the animals. Dog Walkers should have good animal training skills and exercise authority over the dogs they are in control of. Remember that your dog may not be the only dog being walked, the dog walker may have up to six dogs walking or more at the same time. He may have to deal with Dog fights and even the freedom runners. The freedom runner is any dog that has gotten away from the walker. The Dog walker would then have to catch that Dog before anything happens to it. Being strong and having physical stamina is necessary in this career.
Typical Dog Walker Requirements
Good Coordinating Skills
Has to be a potty picker
Must Love Animals
When the family of George Newton (Charles Grodin) decides to adopt a cute St. Bernard puppy, the patriarch soon feels displaced by the dog. Before long, the adorable canine, dubbed Beethoven, has grown considerably, leading to household mishaps. While George's wife and kids dote on Beethoven, it takes time for him to see the pooch's finer qualities. However, Beethoven's life with the Newton family is jeopardized when a scheming vet (Dean Jones) tries to nab the dog for a deadly experiment. Beethoven has been television hit from April 3, 1992. A nice comedic film that had the name of the dog on every bodies lips during the Beethoven era.
6. Old Yeller
Old Yeller is based on the novel by Fred Gipson, Old Yeller is set in Texas in 1869. While his father is away on a cattle drive, 15-year-old Travis Coates (Tommy Kirk) takes over management of the family farm. Travis is irritated when younger brother, Arliss (Kevin Corcoran), adopts a frisky stray dog. But soon Travis is as fond of the dog as everyone else in the family. Yeller is an excellent watchdog. But while fighting off a mad wolf, Yeller is Infected with rabies. Though Yeller seems unaffected at first, he eventually behaves so viciously that the disheartened Travis has no choice but to shoot the dog. A heart-to-heart talk between Travis and his returning father (Fess Parker), coupled with the adoption of a new pup, paves the way to an emotional but reasonably happy ending. Earning eight million dollars domestically on its first release.
5. RIN TIN TIN
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 166 episodes originally aired on ABRin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty". Rinty made it through several doggy adventures in his films and widely captured many hearts on national Television.
Lassie is a fictional female collie dog character created by Eric Knight in a short story expanded to novel length called Lassie Come-Home. However, Knight may have been influenced by another female collie named Lassie, featured in the 1859 story "The Half-brothers" written by British writer Elizabeth Gaskell. "The Half-brothers" is a short, sentimental story in which a female border collie named Lassie, loved only by her young master, saves the day.
3. Scoobie Doo
This is definitely one of the best classic series in animation. You had four kids (the hunk, the beauty, the smart chick and the supposed stoner) joined by a huge cowardly dog who go around solving mysteries all over the country in a green, flower covered van. This show was so funny that it still watchable today. Forget the latter versions with all the stupid members of Scooby's family (Scooby Dum and of course that insufferable brat Scrappy). The people loves Scooby and Scooby loves the people. Definitely worth being number three on this list.
2. Dog With a Blog
A family adopts a dog named Stan in the hope that two feuding step-siblings will bond over the pet. It works when the siblings soon find out that that the dog can talk and write. The family goes through a lot of dumb family stuff, which seems like the kids have more brain than the parents. What ever events unfold, the dog would enter those events on his much read blog.
Snoopy is one of the most incredible animals around. He's been a writer, an astronaut, a baseball player and even a scout troop leader for Woodstock and his friends. But how many comic strip animals can claim to be a World War I ace? For more than 50 years, Charlie Brown's beagle has entertained fans with his daring war exploits and dogfights with his nemesis, the infamous Red Baron. Now, Namco Bandai and Smart Bomb Interactive is taking Peanuts fans into the wild blue yonder with Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron.
The Tale of a Dog's Tail
There once was a dog name Tally that had a marvelous tail.
He would wiggle it when ever he was fed from a pail
Tally loved his tail and it followed him where ever he goes
But where will tally be next? Nobody knows
So wiggle your tail Tally, Wiggle you tail
A sweet dog, a strong tail, that will prevail.
OK, put aside my bad poetry skills and lets look at some more serious stuff such as the importance of your Dog's tail. Dogs do use their tales and as a matter of fact it serves them quite well in many instances. Their tale is not just there as piece of decoration sticking from the rear of the dog, it does serve its purpose. So lets look at a few.
USES OF A DOG'S TAIL
Many dogs are good runners and often time does just that, run. The tail on a dog during running is used to help him maintain balance when running at above pace and turning corners. The tail in a sense helps the dog from actually skidding around those corners he may be running. So by manueving his tail according to his movement, he is able to stay on all fours and not tumble out in the middle of the street when chasing your neighbors cat.
2. Express Emotion
If you have a dog, you will notice the different speed in tail wags. These different speeds actually represent the mood of the dog at that very moment. If you are a good owner and when ever you have arrived home from work or anywhere else for that matter, your dog will be quick to greet you and you will notice how his tail is wagging quickly. His emotions at this point is happiness and excitement brought upon by him being ecstatic you are home. It is the same that applies to when you are about to feed him. Dogs just love to eat and get excited when you feed or about to feed them. Notice that rapid tail wagging again. Well just like how he will wag his tail rapidly when excited and happy, when he is scared he will cower and bend his tail between his legs. They also hide the tail between the legs when they are submissive.
3 Rear End Protection
We all know that dogs and other animals rear end is a very sensitive place and is literally opened up to the environment. The tail on a dog can also be used to wag away undesirables that me try to land on or occupy that sensitive area. Female dogs do this as to not being sniffed by males who of course want to copulate. So female dogs use the tail to block her self from being sniffed by male dogs.
4.Spreading Their Scent
Yep, if you had the sensitive nose of a dog you would know who which dog is around the block as he walks with his tail in the air and gently wags it. They do this to also mark territory. You could call this the urine backup scent.
So you see how important the tail is on your dog and what he uses it for
Kids love animals, and the great thing is that most animals love children. But before you go out seeking a permanent dog for your home you should also consider the factor that your baby or child me have an allergic reaction around pet dogs. Before getting a permanent dog, it is better to expose your infant to a canine so that you will see if there are any form of negative reactions health wise. Here are some tell tale signs that you or your child maybe allergic to having a pet dog.
Pet Dander The Cause of Allergies
Pet dander is composed of tiny, even microscopic, flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, rodents, birds and other animals with fur or feathers. These bits of skin can cause reactions in people who are specifically allergic to these triggers. Even though this is the main cause of pet allergies, there are other sources of allergies from these beloved pets,such as the saliva, urine and feces.
Some Common Symptoms of Pet Allergy
If your child is allergic to dog dander, it can trigger off a negative reaction by sending histamines into babies’ bloodstreams allowing a buildup of fluids in the nasal passages. We know that fluid as mucus and you will see a constant running of mucus once that dander is inhaled. Studies at The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that animal allergies represent one form of perennial allergic rhinitis, whose classic symptom is a runny nose. Nasal drainage with no fever present may indicate dog allergies in infants.
Of course, with that constant runny nose will come a stuffy nose. This is generally caused by nasal congestion and irritation of the nostrils. Once these signs are observed without bringing the cold or flu symptoms, it is usually a sign of dog allergy due to dander.
Skin Rash Development
We know that our babies skin are quite sensitive and has not fully developed a strong immune system to fight off many infections and allergic reactions. If your baby skin has experienced direct contact with the dog dander, you may notice that red rashes have developed which may be itchy at times. Some reactions may cause irregular bumps on the child's skin.
The mucus membrane may also become quite itchy during the allergic reactions and you may also notice a constant rubbing of the nose by the child to sooth that itchy membrane. If you begin to notice a lot of nose rubbing in a upward movement by your child, it may be caused by those dog allergies.
Constant rubbing of the eyes could also be triggered by dog allergies. Infants who have had physical contact through petting dogs or from dogs licking their hands, and who then rub their eyes, may be spreading allergens in that manner, too.
Histamines in the blood also trigger the sneezing reflex in humans. Congestion and sneezing in babies may obstruct breathing to form one of the more obvious signs of infant allergy. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, sneezing that takes place only after contact with dogs may indicate pet allergy problems. Sneezing that continues after removing a dog from the home doesn’t necessarily indicate an absence of sensitivity, because dog dander can remain in indoor environments for months.
Clive Williams is an Animal Enthusiast and the father of two dogs, Nica and Venom.