I dedicate this to Kali and Max:
A DOG’S PRAYER:
Treat me kindly, my beloved guardian, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your love and kindness than mine.
Do not break my spirit with harsh words or a stick, for although I will forgive you, I learn much better through your patience and understanding the things you would have me do.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the worlds sweetest music as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when I hear you call my name.
Please want me with you always, for my joy springs from your attention, and I ask no greater glory than your love and the privilege of your company.
Please keep my bowl filled with fresh water, and feed me clean food that I may stay well to romp and play. I live to be…
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There are countless abandoned and homeless dogs out there who need our help! The Dog Pounds are full and the Rescue Organizations are overflowing. We cannot save them all at once but we can help one at a time by fostering.
If we all just do our part by fostering or donating our time or money to our local Rescue Groups, WE CAN SAVE THEM!
By fostering just one dog, we are freeing up space for another at our local dog shelter, which gives both of these pups a much better chance for finding a ‘Furever Home’.
Think about it, discuss it with your family and make the right choice to help ‘Man’s Best Friends’ everywhere!
Why? Because we love Dogs and they need our Help ❤
Carmella at Doggytime
HELP YOUR DOG TO LIVE LONGER: Part 5 of 5
5 – Do a Head to Tail inspection regularly. Checking your dog on a regular basis, perhaps once per month, is very important, especially if your dog is very active or you have a Golden Age dog. Check the eyes, teeth and gums, ears and nose. Look for anything abnormal like discharge, swelling and offensive odors. Check your dog’s whole body by massaging and look for anything out of the ordinary, like bruises, cuts and scrapes or raw areas. Check the paws. A dog’s pads should not be cracked and the nails should always be short (here The Pack gets a Nail Clip every two weeks). Also, check the rear end. If your dog is having regular bowel movements, this area should always look clean.
HELP YOUR DOG TO LIVE LONGER – PART 4 OF 5
4 – Keep your dog stimulated and active! Even an older dog needs social interaction and exercise. Walking is the single most important exercise you can do with your dog! Not only does it provide the exercise she needs but it greatly increases the bond you have with your furry family member!
3 – Keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy! If you feed your dog a Raw Diet of meat and bones then you’ll rarely, if ever, have to clean his teeth! Chewing and gnawing through the bones does it naturally. Gum disease can rot your dog’s teeth and the bacteria can invade your dog’s immune system and cause debilitating effects.
HELP YOUR DOG TO LIVE LONGER: PART 2 OF 5
2 – Do not over-vaccinate! The side effects of vaccinations can be very detrimental to your dog’s health as well as lowering his natural immunity. The average dog lives 10-12 years and has usually received his first round of vaccinations as a pup, these vaccines remain active, in most cases, for his lifetime. If you’re unsure, you could always do a titer test to check. Also, in most provinces and states, Rabies is the only one required by law. Studies have shown that the Rabies vaccine remains active in the dog’s body for, in most cases, the dog’s life as well! Do we, as humans, go back to the doctor, year after year to get our measles and mumps shots? No we do not! After our initial round of shots, we’re now immunized for life!
HELP YOUR DOG TO LIVE LONGER – PART 1 OF 5
We all love our dogs and we want to make sure they live a long, healthy and happy life! We’ve put together a 5 Point Strategy on how to help ensure the company of our canine companions!
1 – Feed your dog a proper, nutritious diet and keep his weight down. (Here at DOGGYTIME, our guys are on a Raw Diet of meat and bones, complete with Green Tripe and organs). This diet ensures excellent nutrition for our dogs with everything they need to keep their immune systems working properly. They get a different protein source each day and we can easily monitor their weight with this method of feeding. Obesity can be very serious so this is very important. Overweight dogs can suffer from joint pain and digestive issues, and obesity can lead to heart and kidney failure.
Carmella at Doggytime