April 25, 2014

10 Foods That Are Healthy For Us & Dogs

Did you know that there are several foods that are good for humans and their furry friends?  Most of our foods are high in sugar & fat that could cause issues in dogs like obesity, diarrhea and other digestive problems.  But, here is a list of safe foods you can feed your dog.

  1. Boiled Eggs-Protein, shell is also edible.
  2. Chicken & Turkey-Excellent protein.
  3. Tuna-Protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins
  4. Unsalted Peanut Butter-Protein, vitamin B & E, and healthy fats.
  5. Cooked Plain Oatmeal-Fiber, good for bowel issues.
  6. Broccoli-Most nutrient vegetable, cancer fighting, helps boost the immune system
  7. Peeled Oranges-Calcium, potassium, protects against infections & cancer.
  8. Celery-Vitamins A, B and C, iron, calcium, potassium, tumor fighting.
  9. Cantaloupe-Vitamins, helps eyesight, helps reduce cancer by preventing cell damage
  10. Carrots-Fiber, nutrition, helps promote intestinal health.


April 4, 2014

What Is Dog Tail Docking?

Until I had Alle my Boxer, I was unaware of how rare it is for her tail not to be docked.  When she was a puppy I had so many people say how they loved her tail, or ask if she was a full Boxer which led me to learn what I could about Alle's Boxer Breed.

The docking term is referred to the living flesh of the tail, where the animal's tail hairs grow.  Tail docking is the removal of a portion of the dog's tail.  This is done by constricting blood supply to the tail with a ligature without anesthesia for a few days until the tail falls off.  If docking is done later on when the dog is older it is considered tail amputation, which is done with a scalpel or surgical scissors.