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Taking your dog on vacation? Here is a tip for bring your dog to the great outdoors this summer.

west highland white terrier

Your West Highland White Terrier loves a good dog treat, but so does the bear that smells a leftover dog biscuit in the middle of the night and interprets it as an invitation for an all-you-can-eat buffet. Unless you want to attract wildlife and insects, be sure to pick up any leftover kibbles and bits after giving your West Terrier dog treats. A West Highland White Terrier may be man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean you want to be buddies with every other animal in the forest. .


Benefits of Greenies

Author: admin
May 14, 2010

greenies dog treats and dog chews
Greenies dog treats are a convenient daily oral health care option formulated based on innovative, scientific research on biometrics and feature:

A chewy texture of Greenies

Throughout the product development phase for Greenies dog treats, research showed that a soft, chewy texture would achieve the best dental care benefit, enabling a dog’s teeth to sink into the chew with every bite. In addition, the flexible texture is specially designed to accommodate different types and sizes of dogs (softer for small dogs and harder for larger dogs), so it’s easy to chew and digest.

Shape of Greenies

A contoured shape with rounded edges fits dog’s teeth and cleans hard-to-reach spots with a “brushing action” as the dog chews; also the shape includes purposely sculpted valleys and ridges designed to accurately direct dogs to specific areas for maximum chewing

Easy digest Greenies

The highly soluble proteins in a Greenies dog treat make the product extra chewy and help the product break down quickly for easy digestion. Greenies dog treats are made of high quality, easily digestible proteins that help keep dog’s teeth clean while also keeping their breath fresh.
The easy to digest and chewy nature of the Greenies dog treat helps ensure that they are safe for dogs when given the appropriate sized serving. Greenies dog treats are 96 percent digestible, which is more digestible than the average dry dog food. The Greenies dog treat is designed with features that encourage dogs to chew off small pieces that are easy to digest. Its formula includes high quality and easy to digest proteins to make it soft, flexible and chewy.

Nutritionally balanced

A blend of high-quality proteins, vitamins and minerals make Greenies dog treats nutritionally complete and balanced for adult dog maintenance.

Added natural sources of antioxidants

Greenies dog treats now contain natural sources of antioxidants with the addition of vegetable and fruit inclusions. Antioxidants help to promote a healthy immune system. Taste that is better than ever! For more information, go to Greenies website, or Buy Greenies today!


October 7, 2008
dog treat butcher

Have you ever thought about what owners fed their dogs before dog kibble was invented, or how they rewarded their pups before dog treats were made? Many people do, and they may surprised to learn that back in the old days no one made all natural dog treats, or chicken-flavored biscuits for dogs. In fact, canine treats weren’t even originally made for dogs.Nearly 200-years ago a London butcher sot to expand his business. So he baked some biscuits to sell along side his butchered beef. But when he tasted the biscuits, he found they weren’t too good and he fed them to his dog. The butcher was so encouraged by his dog’s love for the biscuits he decided to continue baking them for other dogs.

In 1908 an American businessman bought the recipe from the butcher and headed back to the continent to found what is know known as the Milk Bone dog biscuit company. Today Milk Bone is just one of the many companies marketing baked treats to pets.


September 19, 2008

Dog Treats

dog treats

Dogs are just like people when it comes to liking something. They have different tastes and feelings towards different things. Certain dogs may like one taste of dog food while another may not even give it a chance. The only way to know what your dog will like for dog treats is to try different ones and go from there.

There are so many different kinds and tastes when it comes to dog treats. The different flavors may not be as agreeing with all dogs. The only way to know if your dog will like a certain dog treat is to give him one and see what the dog’s reaction is. If the dog likes this particular dog treat, then he will surely let you know by wagging his tail, and licking his lips.

If the dog hates this dog treat, chances are he will drop it to the ground, sniff it and walk away all after he gives you a very dissatisfying look. This is how most dogs would react. Some dogs may even bark at you as if to say, “what were you thinking”. However, this is the only way that you will ever know if the dog agrees with your choice in treats or not.

If you have more than one dog, you may find that they all like a different treat. If this is the case, then you will have to buy more than one brand of dog treat. When this happens, it may be hard to keep them straight especially if you have a few dogs. The best way to keep the dog treats separate and know which one is for what dog, you will have to put them in separate containers and mark them.

There is crunchy, soft, sweet, and salty dog treats available. There are so many new treats on the market today, that you will be sure to find a few dog treats that your dog will love.  The newest on the market are the all natural lamb dog treats.  These are very healthy and are similar to the bully stick product line.

Keeping the dog treats in airtight containers with lids will keep them safe and secure from the dogs as well. They will not be able to help themselves when they feel like it. Use clear plastic or glass containers and write the dogs name on the outside of the container so that you know what dog treats are for what dog. This will make your life a whole lot easier because you will not be mixing up the treats. That will make your dog just as happy and satisfied as you are.

For more about dog treats and how you can provide the best for your dog, please visit Gibdog Pet Supplies.


Puppy Hints

Author: gibbywmu
September 10, 2008
Puppy Training

 Reinforce your puppies’ good behavior. Praise and lamb dog treats are always a good way to do just that. Good behavior such as peeing outside, sitting when told to, no barking in the house, etc. Food is a good motivator also. Puppies learn more easily when food is involved because it is more satisfying then toys at that point. Use part of their daily intake so as to not over feed your new puppy, therefore keeping your new dog healthy while training him. If you need to punish your puppy do not yell, use a lack of attention. Puppies thrive on attention so when you don’t pay attention to them that is more then punishment enough.

House train your new puppy as soon as possible. Be consistent! Patience is an absolute must! Your puppy needs time to learn so remember accidents happen. Make sure your puppy socializes. This is important because you can have a well-behaved puppy if you get him into some proactive socializing early on. Your puppies’ most impressionable period, just like children, is when they are young, birth to sixteen weeks. So make sure you are doing all you can to help acclimate your dog to society.


Lamb Dog Treats

Author: gibbywmu
September 10, 2008
Lamb Treats

An irresistible new creation of dog chews that every dog is sure to love! All Natural Lamb Treats are made in the USA.  These brand new treats consist of lamb weasands, lamb hearts, lamb hock bones, lamb pizzle twists, lamb triple chips, and lamb ears.  These are sure to keep the attention of your dogs at all times! Perfect for small dogs, but even the big dogs love these! 100% digestible, low in fat, and high in protein and glucosamine (for promoting healthy joints) they provide maximum chew time for small dogs. They are a great choice for an all-natural lamb chew.  Any lamb chew will help clean teeth and gums because of the chewing action required to eat the treats.

This is an entirely brand new generation of dog treats for the all natural dog treat market.  These lamb dog treats are the next generation of rawhide alternative products. A very natural and smart way to keep your dog busy the safe and healthy way!

Please visit our website for further product details.


Winning Her Over

Author: PetCare81
September 4, 2008
all natural dog treats

We got some all natural dog treats for Sarah so that she might be less inclined to bark at us when she sees us on the lawn.  It has been months now that she has been doing this and it didn’t seem to be something that would abate by itself.  So we went out and got the treats.

We even went over to the neighbor’s house to explain our new game plan.  Well, she ate the treats and even though she seemed happy and isn’t really scared of us anymore, Sarah continued to bark.  I wonder what we are doing wrong.  I’m starting to think that it has turned into a sort of game for Sarah.


Italian Greyhound

Italian greyhound

Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound needs exercise just like any other dog. Italian Greyhound may not need as much exercise as a large breed of dog, they exercise is still important for their overall well being as well as keeping them from becoming overweight. They are a very active dog running around the house, but still need regular exercise. There is no greater pleasure you can give your Italian Greyhound than taking them for a walk around the neighborhood. Italian Greyhound are very sensitive to the cold weather so either walk them on warm days or have them wear a sweater. Italian Greyhound may be laughed at by the neighbors, but it will keep them warm and prevent them getting sick. Remember how they love to chase animals so always keep them on a leash and don’t expect a fence to keep them in your yard. Italian Greyhound are great jumpers.As important as exercise is for your Italian Greyhound is, good nutrition is even more important. Your dog will let you know in a lot of ways what foods they like and which they don’t like. Italian Greyhounds have been known to like vegetables both raw and cooked such as peas, carrots or green beans. Italian Greyhound also enjoy other dog treats, like bully sticks, lamb ears, pig ears, cow ears, or organic dog biscuits.  A word of warning worth repeating is that the dog should not be given chocolate or onions. While chocolate is a favorite of humans, it can be deadly to a dog, especially a small dog. In a dog the size of the Italian Greyhound, a small amount of chocolate can hurt them. Onions have been known to cause the dog to become anemic. Some people believe garlic is good as an additive to the food as well as its ability to repel fleas, although this is not a proven fact. Many owners give their Italian Greyhound small amounts of table scraps. This is fine as long as they do not have large amounts of sugar or salt, both of which can be harmful.When purchasing your commercial dog food, always buy a good quality dog food. While the most expensive dog food is not always the best, they generally have more important nutrients than the cheap brands. Always read the ingredients on the dog food product. You do not want dog foods that contain fillers such as corn, wheat or soy. While they may fill the dog up, they are not filling the dog up with ingredients he needs to remain healthy and look good. Corn has been known to cause food allergies and yeast infections in many dogs.When looking at the ingredient list, the top ingredients listed should be meat or meat products, but not meat by products. While all the ingredients can not be meat, the top five listed should have at least two of them as meat. This will give your dog a healthy looking coat as well as help them grow well.


Great Idea!

Author: PetCare81
July 10, 2008
cow ears dog treats

With summer here I’ve been struggling to find ways to make spending time outdoors with my family a little more enjoyable.  Since one of our favorite family members happens to be our dog, I was thrilled to find some healthy dog treats for our barbeques. 

I love taking our dog with us to the park and now we don’t have to give him some table scraps when we fire up the grill; he can actually get the food he deserves to eat!


May 31, 2008

dog picture 

Dog bites are a serious problem in the United States. Each year, 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Around 17 percent of these people require medical care. And in approximately 10-20 tragic cases per year, the bite victim is killed. The CDC has labeled dog bites in America an “epidemic.”The ten breeds involved in the most lethal attacks over the past ten years are pit bulls, rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, malamutes, Dobermans, chow chows, St. Bernards, Great Danes, and Akitas.In response to this growing problem, some communities have banned ownership of certain dogs that are perceived as dangerous, particularly pit bulls and rottweilers. Are some breeds really more dangerous than others?

Breed characteristics: It’s difficult to determine just how much a dog’s genetics determine his behavior, just like it’s hard to know how much of a person’s personality is nature and how much is nurture. It’s true that some breeds were bred to perform tasks that require more aggression than others. Pit bulls, for example, were bred to fight dogs and other animals for sport. Some people theorize that pit bulls’ genetics make them more prone to violence than other dogs, and pit bulls have in fact been involved in more fatal attacks than any other dog over the past 20 years. But breeds that are not bred for aggression, including golden retrievers, cocker spaniels, and Yorkshire terriers, have been involved in fatal attacks as well.It’s also true that some breeds simply have more ability to injure people than others do. Though it’s no more likely to bite than a smaller dog, if it does bite, a Great Dane can do much more damage than a Maltese, for example. (Even very small breeds can be dangerous to children, however.)A study performed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the CDC, and the Humane Society of the United States, analyzed dog bite statistics from the last 20 years and found that the statistics don’t show that any breeds are inherently more dangerous than others. The study showed that the most popular large breed dogs at any one time were consistently on the list of breeds that bit fatally. There were a high number of fatal bites from Doberman pinschers in the 1970s, for example, because Dobermans were very popular at that time and there were more Dobermans around, and because Dobermans’size makes their bites more dangerous. The number of fatal bites from pit bulls rose in the 1980s for the same reason, and the number of bites from rottweilers in the 1990s. The study also noted that there are no reliable statistics for nonfatal dog bites, so there is no way to know how often smaller breeds are biting.This study supports what many veterinarians have believed for years: nearly any dog can be aggressive or nonaggressive, depending on his training and environment. Owners play a big part in making sure that their pet is safe around other people. There are several steps you can take to help ensure that your dog isn’t dangerous.

Restrain your pet. Unrestrained dogs cause about 82 percent of all fatal bites. Keeping your dog on a strong leash whenever you’re in public is a big first step toward preventing bites. Also, don’t encourage strangers to interact with your dog; strangers and a strange environment may startle him. If you leave your dog alone outdoors, your yard needs to be enclosed with a six- to eight-foot fence, depending on your dog’s size.

Socialize your puppy. Once your pup has been fully vaccinated and he has your veterinarian’s okay, take him to puppy classes, the park, and the pet store. Take him anywhere where he can interact with people and other dogs in a nonthreatening environment. Praise him when he interacts well with others.

Spay or neuter your dog. Intact (non-neutered) male dogs are responsible for approximately 80 percent of fatal bites. When dogs are altered, they lose some of their territorial instincts, including a lot of their territorial aggression.

 

Train him not to bite. Dogs will mouth, chew, and bite everything from your hands to your furniture until you teach them that it’s inappropriate. If your dog is biting you, or growling at you or other family members, distract him with a quick sound, such as a clap or a sharp “ow!” Then redirect his attention to a chewable dog treat, such as bully sticks, pig ears, cow ears and sweet potato dog treats. Be sure to reward him with dog treats when you catch him chewing on the right things.

Watch your dog’s behavior. This may be the most important part of preventing your dog from biting. It’s easy for owners to be in denial that their sweet, furry Fido may be a threat. But if your dog exhibits any of the following behaviors, it’s time for your veterinarian’s help: growling at, snapping at, or biting family members; growling or snapping at strangers; or extreme fear of strangers.


If you see signs that your dog could be aggressive or dangerous, you can ask your veterinarian to refer you to a veterinary behavioral specialist. While your dog is being treated for aggression, be careful with him in public. Be sure to warn strangers to use caution if they interact with him.
Following these directions won’t guarantee that your dog won’t bite, but they’ll certainly make it less likely. Any dog that is well restrained and well trained can be perfectly safe, regardless of breed. The truth is, an irresponsible owner is much more dangerous than any dog.