Tips on Hanlding Getting a Second-Hand DogWritten 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 that dog and 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-estimate 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 because dogs are anxious and do not feel safe in new home. Do not take this behavior personally and try not to become angry.
Please recognize that 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 of most common diseases that affect canines; especially large breed dogs (60-90 lbs) best thing you can do is to prevent occurrence of this disease with 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 consider 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 of 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 to 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 in majority of cases, amount included is not enough to do any difference in your dogís symptoms. So, probably best option is to feed your dog regular dog food and back that up with a supplement. Below you will find some of most effective supplement used for treatment of arthritis in dogs.
Herbal Glucosamine Blend: which is one of 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 for formation of joint cartilage and synovial fluid, MSM, has an anti-inflammatory effect slows progression of arthritis and relieves pain.