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We like to share a lot of information with you about allergies because they are so common in our pets. While food allergies are seen quite often another allergy peril to our loved ones also rears it's ugly head as we venture into the spring months. Allergens that are inhaled or caused with skin contact cause an allergic reaction known as atopy. While this is the most common allergy in dogs and cats it is often seasonal and if your pet is exhibiting the symptoms we discuss in this blog than they are reacting to the spring tree pollen that presents itself in April and May. We will also give you some pointers on how to help your pet find some relief.
According to Drs Foster and Smith these are the signs of atopy to look for:
Some steps you can take to make environmental changes to avoid these allergens are keeping dogs out of fields, cutting the grass short, rinse dog off after periods in high grass and weeds, and keeping pets indoors during periods of high pollen season.
A practice that your pet will benefit from are at least weekly, if not biweekly bathing with an anti-itch shampoo.
Bio Groom Natural Oatmeal Shampoo, Tropiclean Oxy-med Medicated Shampoo or Comfy Dog oatmeal shampoo by Happy Tails are all great choices that your pup will be thanking you for. You can click on any of the images below to be taken to the Style Mutt store to learn more about these products or even place your order.
Also according to Drs Foster and Smith "Recently, new research has shown that certain fatty acids - the omega-3 fatty acids - are also very beneficial in the treatment of allergies in dogs and cats. Omega-3 fatty acids work in the skin to help reduce the amount and effects of histamine and other chemicals that are released in response to allergies." Consider adding these to your pet's regimen with some of the following:
Hope that this was some help to you, but if you have any further questions do not hesitate to stop into Style Mutt Dog Boutique to ask, or contact us via Facebook and get your answers without even needing to leave the house!
From: The Honest Kitchen Blog
Author: Liz Palika
Just as with humans, obesity can lead to life threatening problems in canines, including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. Here are some tips to help you help your dog through this process:
Ask whether your dog is overweight and if so, how much weight he should lose.
If your dog will sit on the scale that’s awesome—just weigh him. But if he won’t step on to the scale there’s another solution. Weigh yourself, lift your dog, step on the scale, and get your combined weight. Subtract yours and you have the dog’s weight left over.
Jot down your dog’s starting weight and weigh him again each week. Take notes on diet, exercise, and weight loss while updating your journal daily.
If you’re feeding a dog food that’s high in carbohydrates (especially cereal grains), you may need to change foods. You want a nutrient dense food based on quality meats, vegetables, and fruit.
Most dog owners scoop or pour food but don’t really measure it. As you begin your dog’s weight loss program, before you make any changes, simply measure his food. Keep track of all of the treats your dog is getting too; he’s probably getting more than you realize.
Once you know exactly what your dog is eating and how much, you can begin making some gradual changes in your dog’s eating habits. Cut back on the total amount of food or gradually switch him over to a better quality food. Replace high calorie treats with chopped carrots, green beans or apple slices.
Walking is a great exercise for most dogs beginning a weight loss program. Start by walking small dogs about a ¼ of a mile or larger dogs a ½ mile. Gradually, as you and your dog get used to this, begin walking farther and more quickly. If your dog has some health challenges, ask your veterinarian for guidance before starting an exercise program.
If your dog has a lot of weight to shed, take him swimming. This is great exercise that will burn calories and strengthen muscles while the water supports his heavy body. Never leave your dog alone while swimming—in fact, it’s best if the two of you do this together.
Throw the ball, play tug-of-war, or participate in some organized dog sports. Anything you do with your dog that helps him move is great. Not only will he burn calories but the two of you will have fun together. Play every day for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
Losing weight and increasing your dog’s fitness is a long term project. Feeling hungry while suffering from sore muscles is no fun, so make changes gradually and make sure your dog gets plenty of attention along the way.
Sometimes puppies and adult dogs consume stool. Certain breeds of dogs, especially terrier breeds were trained to find prey by following the trail of feces. Some dogs will eat stool or grass if they are starved for minerals. This is especially true if you are feeding a food with sugar, such as beet pulp, which ties up the minerals.
S.E.P contains glutamic acid, which when mixed with the stomach acids, causes the stool to taste bitter.
S.E.P. should not be given to cats
Article from: http://www.dogpoopdiet.com/why-dogs-eat-poop/
Coprophagia – Why Dogs Eat Poop and What To Do About It
Like humans, dogs each have their own motives for their individual behavior. Dogs eat poop for various reasons, based on their age, their training, their living conditions and their diet. There are basically 5 different classifications, or reasons that your dog may be eating poop.
Before dogs were domesticated they were scavengers, living off of whatever they could find. Dogs commonly fed on the waste of other animals (and other dogs) thousands of years ago. Poop eating may just be a remnant of dog history.
In certain situations, as with a newborn litter of puppies, eating poop is instinctual and completely normal. A mother with pups is wired to keep her den clean so as not to attract predators with scent cues. Thus, she quite often will clean up after her young by consuming their poop.
For households with multiple dogs there is often a pecking order of dominant and submissive roles. Submissive dogs will sometimes eat the stool of their dominant counterparts.
Dogs pick up things quickly and will often learn things that you don’t want them to. For instance, consider a dog that is punished for a housebreaking accident. If he is punished by having his nose rubbed in poop (which is absolutely not a good way to deal with the problem) he may try to “dispose of the evidence” the next time around.
If you clean up after your dog while he looks on, he may misunderstand your intent and try to copy your actions in some fashion by “picking up after himself”. Your dog might also see other dogs eating poop and learn the behavior from them.
For puppies, eating feces may simply be a learning experience. Puppies learn things by putting nearly everything that comes in front of them in their mouth. Most puppies will develop a distaste for poop in fairly short order. So, if your dog is a puppy, you can relax… chances are that they will change their behavior in due time. Just make sure you keep an eye on things and try to remove waste whenever possible so that your dog doesn’t develop bad habits.
If your dog eats poop, you should make sure it’s not because of a health issue. Some dogs will start eating poop when they aren’t absorbing enough nutrients, they have parasites, or they have issues with their pancreas. All coprophagic dogs should be examined by a veterinarian. Please read my other post on coprophagia and dog health.
Another, rather interesting phenomenon is when multiple dogs are in the same household and one gets sick, the healthy dog will sometimes eat the feces of the unhealthy dog. This may be an instinctual reaction to hide the weaker dog from “predators” much as a mother does with pups (see the section on instinct below).
A dog’s digestive system is dependent on a specific mix of enzymes to break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats. There is some evidence that suggests that dog digestive systems haven’t quite caught up to modern diets that include less animal protein and far more carbohydrates and plant proteins. Some veterinary nutritionists have suggested that dogs eat stool to replenish enzymes so that they are better prepared to digest their food.
There is also evidence that dogs that aren’t getting enough of certain nutrients will resort to eating poop. A lack of vitamin B is often said to be a cause of coprophagia.
Another common theory is that overfeeding a dog can lead to coprophagia. A dog that is overfed can’t absorb all of the nutrients in his food, and thus may try to “recycle” his nutrient rich waste.
In many cases, a dog’s behavior can be linked directly to the owner’s behavior. Many dogs will eat stool simply for the attention that they get from their owner. Negative attention is still attention, and owners who scold their dogs for the behavior will quite often only reinforce it.
Dogs that are bored and lonely may play with and eat stool as a pastime. And, some dogs may resort to eating stool because they are not getting enough real food. If a dog’s living area is not kept clean, some dogs will resort to their own “housekeeping” efforts by eating stool.
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Top 3 health benefits of pumpkin for dogs and cats:
By Lisa Spector
October 10th, 2014
Your dog or cat may be curious about the pumpkins sitting on your front porch. It’s already Halloween, and your pumpkin may be beautifully carved, but might also be collecting bacteria. While it’s best they don’t eat that pumpkin, canned natural pumpkin (unsweetened – not pie filling), pumpkin seeds, and cooked fresh pumpkin have many benefits for dogs and cats. There is good reason that pumpkin is often a top ingredient in higher quality kibble. It can help with the following pet ailments:
1) Digestive Health: Pumpkin is a fabulous source of fiber for our furry friends, as well as for us. Pureed pumpkin (with no added sugar or spice) can help dogs and cats with both constipation and diarrhea. Adding a tablespoon or two (in proportion to their size) to their regular meal is known to help keep them regular. I have labs, so anything is edible to them, and I’m sure they would eat it right out of the can if I allowed. Most cats are usually a little more finicky. It can also help dogs and cats with indigestion or upset stomachs.
2) Urinary Health: According to Veterinarians Laci and Jed Schaible, co-founders of VetLive.com, pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants (good for overall healthy skin and fur), and the oils in pumpkins’ flesh and seeds are believed to support urinary health. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron, and may even reduce the likelihood your pet will develop cancer.
3) Weight Loss: I’ve written about the dangers and commonality of pet obesity. Dogs seem to naturally love pumpkin. If you are looking to take a few pounds off of your pooch or kitty, try reducing a portion of their food and replace it with the same portion of canned pumpkin. Their tummy will feel just as full, and they might even thank you for the additional flavor.
Help support the digestion by breaking down foods into nutrients that can be readily absorbed. Especially critical for senior dogs and dogs under stress.
Helps to support a healthy immune system and support intestinal balance, and growth of healthy intestinal bacteria.
Helpful to dogs who suffer from occastion issues of diarrhea and/orconstipation, as well as periodic issues with gas and flatulaence.
Prebiotic: Dried Chicory Root (FOS) acts as a ‘fertilizer’ and helps increase the growth of good bacteria.…………50 mg