Tips on Hanlding Getting a Second-Hand Dog

Written by Louise Louis


It's appealing to see ourself "saving" an adult dog from an animal shelter but dealing with a dog with a troubled or insecure past can be very challenging.

The good news is that you'll be getting a full size dog so you know what to expect in that regard. He's likely to have at least some rudimentary training, perhaps from shelter personnel.

The worst thing that can happen is thatrepparttar dog andrepparttar 125766 owner are not well matched. Inexperienced shelter personnel might place a strong-willed, dog with an elderly couple or a busy couple with young children.

Sometimes, owners over-estimate their own abilities and under-estimaterepparttar 125767 time commitment to handle dogs with tricky or troubled personalities.

Many older dogs entering a new home will not behave well. Expect problems like whining, barking, destroying things, and toilet mistakes.

That's becauserepparttar 125768 dogs are anxious and do not feel safe inrepparttar 125769 new home. Do not take this behavior personally and try not to become angry.

Please recognize thatrepparttar 125770 concept of gratitude is a human one. It does not exist in dogdom.

Treating dog arthritis with natural supplements.

Written by Mariangie Gonzalez


Dog arthritis is one ofrepparttar most common diseases that affect canines; especially large breed dogs (60-90 lbs)repparttar 125765 best thing you can do is to preventrepparttar 125766 occurrence of this disease withrepparttar 125767 appropriate supplements when your dog is 4 or 5 years old and not wait until symptoms show, but if your dog is already presenting symptoms and/or pain you should considerrepparttar 125768 option of natural treatment for your petís condition.

Osteoarthritis in dogs (or just dog arthritis) can be treated effectively with natural supplements that are as effective as commonly prescribed drugs and much safer because ofrepparttar 125769 less risk of side effects. Prescribed drugs may relieve pain, but they also can cause further degeneration of your dog's joints and health, which could include, damage torepparttar 125770 liver, kidneys, muscles and gastrointestinal bleeding, among others.

Just as human arthritis, dog arthritis tends to get worse with age, and you can find some senior dog food formulas that claim to contain glucosamine and chondroitin, both of them are supplements used to prevent and treat dog arthritis, but inrepparttar 125771 majority of cases,repparttar 125772 amount included is not enough to do any difference in your dogís symptoms. So, probablyrepparttar 125773 best option is to feed your dog regular dog food and back that up with a supplement. Below you will find some ofrepparttar 125774 most effective supplement used forrepparttar 125775 treatment of arthritis in dogs.

Herbal Glucosamine Blend: which is one ofrepparttar 125776 most comprehensive canine muscle and joint support formulations available today, it includes Glucosamine HCl, MSM and Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, along with a proprietary herbal blend of Yucca, Devil's Claw, White Willow, Meadowsweet and Alfalfa. Glucosamine is essential forrepparttar 125777 formation of joint cartilage and synovial fluid, MSM, has an anti-inflammatory effect slowsrepparttar 125778 progression of arthritis and relieves pain.

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