And let’s start with the most recognizable sign! It is generally accepted that if a dog wags its tail, it means that it has a great mood. But in practice there are nuances. Now, if along with the tail the whole body wags from the shoulder blades to the toes, then the dog is really happy! But if the tail is raised, strained and only its tip wags, and the dog’s body is frozen and the mouth is tightly closed – beware! This means that the dog is very tense, she does not like something, and throwing her arms around her is a bad decision. Here you can draw an analogy with cats. Remember, they wag their tail in displeasure? Contrary to stereotypes, so do dogs.
Slightly parted mouth, relaxed muzzle.
Smile! Yes, try a smile and pay attention to the position of your lower jaw. During a smile, she drops slightly, and the upper and lower teeth no longer touch each other. The same thing happens with dogs! If the pet is satisfied, relaxed and happy, its mouth is slightly ajar and completely relaxed. You can consider this an analogue of a human smile! Continue reading
Each dog loves to gnaw bones and toys, but some in their talents go beyond all boundaries and try to try on the tooth almost everything that falls into their field of vision. In an attempt to protect furniture and favorite shoes from inevitable destruction, the owners acquire special toys for dogs. Unfortunately, most of them cannot withstand the onslaught of strong teeth for a long time and they quickly decay. For the constant replacement of damaged toys, no funds will be enough, and what about this situation?
Firstly, do not experiment with alternatives and do not offer dogs plastic toys and other objects that, under the pressure of teeth, can break apart and injure your pet’s mouth. This is an important point and should not be ignored. Contrary to stereotypes, giving the bones to the dog is also not recommended. When cracked, they crumble into small and very sharp plates, and the consequences can be most unpleasant.
Manufacturers of special toys for dogs come to the rescue of puzzled owners, offering a variety of ruggedized models with a long service life. And I would like to highlight a novelty separately – indestructible Zogoflex toys from West Paw Design. Why exactly them? Continue reading
Unfortunately, if the dog is not feeling well, she cannot tell us about it. And the task of the responsible owners is proper care, taking care of their pet and carefully monitoring it, so that in case of possible ailments, symptoms are noticed on time and treatment is scheduled on time.
Of course, it is not difficult to detect bruises, fractures, cuts, burns and other external injuries in a dog – many injuries are visible to the naked eye, and if you have a long-haired dog, make it a rule to periodically examine her skin for possible damage.
If we are talking about internal diseases, then everything is much more complicated: often even an experienced veterinarian can not identify the problem in the early stages. Therefore, in case of symptoms of malaise, it is very important to take the dog for examination on time, if necessary, take tests to diagnose the disease, get appropriate recommendations and start treatment. Continue reading