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It's A Dog's Life - YOUR Dog's! Newsletter
May 15, 2011
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Save your dog's life with dog first aid!

Whether you're new to dog ownership, or a long-time friend; have a puppy, or care for a senior dog; own a purebred, or a cross from the rescue center; regardless of your situation, your dog is precious to you.

You want only the best for your dog, just like you want the best for every member of your family. This newsletter has the Dog Information and resources you need to give your dog the best -- the best of health, the best of safety, the best of lifelong well being.

With some prevention and some planning, you can keep your dog healthy and safe, for years to come.

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Do You Think About What You Feed Your Dog?


There is a growing awareness across this country that we all need to make wiser choices in the foods that we consume.

Increasingly, we are trying to improve our diet and nutritional profile by choosing more wholesome and less processed foods.

We are slowly beginning to appreciate the fact that Mother Nature has already provided us with the tools needed to live a healthy lifestyle. The further we stray from her, the worse we feel and the more we visit the doctor.

Intuitively, when we live a fast food lifestyle, we know it is detrimental to our health, but it is difficult to break from the addictions of the convenient, preservative laden, MSG cuisine that has been imposed on us in the modern world and promoted by corporate America.

I think that all Dog owners have a BIG problem, which is actually quite dangerous, and that is what we feed our dogs.

It is one of the biggest mistakes that we can make as pet owners to believe that a Dog can eat whatever we eat. This is probably a result of us integrating the pet into our family and considering the animal to be one of our own but this is a costly mistake.

One of the first steps that you need to take when planning out your Dog's diet is to stop giving the Dog scraps from the table. Remember that we are still largely herbivores as far as our digestive system goes but a Dog is completely carnivorous.

This means that a high fiber diet of biscuits made of whole wheat could cause a lot of problems for your Dog. Additionally, high fat diets can also play havoc with a Dog's hormonal system.

A Dog requires a largely protein diet with a minimum amount of carbohydrates and fat. Protein that you do give your Dog must be in the form of animal protein and not plant protein.

A dog's intake of essential nutrients like vitamins will also come from its carnivorous diet and it is highly inadvisable to feed it vitamin supplements.

∑ Chicken

∑ Beef

∑ Mutton

∑ And Pork

are all allowed meats that you can feed a dog but you must be careful to ensure that you are feeding your dog the right quantities with the fat of the meat reduced.

Within the holistic veterinary community, it is said that poor diet accounts for 90% of all disease, whether it be a factor or a direct cause.

With multiple varieties of cancer, diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic renal failure, and other common illnesses running rampant within the Dog population, why would we not strive to provide our Dogs with a cleaner, less tainted and more natural food supply?

Also ensure that your dog gets the adequate amount of exercise it deserves with daily walks and runs.

The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go. Winston Churchill

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Tips to Save YOU money...

1. Trimming your dog's nails and grooming his or her fur at home saves money spent on professional groomers.

2. Practice good dental hygiene. Daily brushing of your dog's teeth has significant returns.

3. Don't skip vaccinations or flea and tick prevention . Vaccines protect pets from painful and tragic diseases such as rabies, and fleas and ticks carry harmful diseases such as the plague that may also be spread to people in contact with pets.

4. Buy fewer toys , and trick pets into thinking those toys are new, time and time again.

5. Be creative with ways to make toys more interactive. Consider buying Buster Cubes or Kong toys for dogs to give them more stimulation while they eat or enjoy treats.

I hope these tips help your budget and most importantly the health and happiness of your dog.

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