So what is your Dog's style? Is you dog one of those marine corp thick spiked collar type or one of those Beverly hill chihuahua pink with diamond studs around the neck type? Well whatever the breed, character or temperament that your dog displays. There is a collar to suit him.
For Those that like that personal look and feel can always acquire a personalized dog collar with the dogs name and phone number embroidered.
So what about if you have one f those dogs with large necks. No need to fret as you can get a genuine thick leather lasting collar to suite your Dog.
What about if you have a more colorful dog, one that just love to be pronounced wherever he/she goes. There are dog collars that he will just love too.
How about a collar that glows in the dark so you can spot Bruno in the dark,,,,probably good in case there are some sort of power outages.
Animal euthanasia: This is a topic that many pet owners hate to talk about because it brings a lot of pain to the owner of the animal. Euthanizing your pet is a very personal decision. Even though as pet owners, we wish we had another option other than euthanasia. But we live in a real world with real issues, which eventually have to be addressed no matter how painful the outcome.
Possible reasons To Euthanize Your Dog
Your dog is suffering constant unbearable pain.
Have mauled Someone
Have become mentally unstable
The choice of putting down your Dog is really up to you, it will be heartbroken to do so, but we have to look also look at the pain and suffering the animal may endure during its illness until it eventually passes away. It maybe a painful decision, but euthanizing your pet may be the right one.
Dogs do not age as humans do, in fact one dog year is equivalent to approximately fifteen human years. Of course, the dog years to human years also varies as the size and breed also influence the rate at which a dog ages. We have documented and seen where smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, even though they may mature more quickly in the first few years of life. So how does the small dog and big dog match out when t comes on to Dog years and maturity? Large Dogs tend to mature slower at first but are mature at the ripe old age of 5. Small dogs are still being dressed in pampers and powdered and have no say until the are about 10 dog years. So how old is your dog and when do you intend to celebrates his/her birthday, after all, your dog is part of the family and deserves a cake, a clown making weird balloon shapes and a birthday hat.
How To Calculate Your Dog's Age
Dogs and humans do not age at the same rate, dogs age faster than us humans. Even though its urban legend that 7 dog years is equivalent to 1 human years is just a lazy and shorthanded approach to actually calculating and knowing the true age of your pooch. So lets do a little bit of comparison to dog growth and humans. If we compare a pup to a human baby, we will see where the pup will mature at a much faster rate than children in the first set of years. so we can say that the first year of a dogs life equivalent to roughly 12 human years rather than the famous seven.
How to Determine a Dog's Age
Suppose you had adopted or had found your pet, how do you determine your dogs age? Well you could go ahead and speculate on his age or you could use biology to guide you in determining a more accurate estimate of your pooch's age. Lets look at the dog's teeth. The Dog's Teeth can give a rough indication of a how old your dog is. It is actually quite simple. By examining the puppy's tooth and noticing the degree of growth, you could determine how old the pip may be, and the degree of wear and tartar helps estimate the age of an adult dog. However if you have given your dog dental care, it will definitely throw off determining your dogs age. You should note that this is not full proof but will give you a better estimate as to your dogs age.
So if you want to use the tooth guide there are some guidelines which you need to follow to make an estimate of dog's age.
If you are not going to bite into the tooth theory, (pun intended) There is another way for you to determine the age of your Dog. Simply go visit your vet and give your dog a full checkup. Your vet can also estimate a dog's age based on a complete physical exam or tests by examining the dogs structure. The vet will look at the dogs bones (while he is still alive) muscles, joints and internal organs. More mature and older dogs may show different signs of aging which may include:
Cloudy Appearance of Eyes
Less Skin Elasticity
But even if you cannot pin point that exact age that you think your dog should be, you can still give him that little birthday party he/she may be dreaming about all his/her doggy life. Go ahead and let your dog enjoy himself, see if he really can woof out those candles.