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puppies by Anatomy; Loyal Companions
and Protection by Nature; Health and Longevity by good
genetics; and proven by Health
Testing Certifications. Brought to you by a
thoughtful knowledgeable trusted
breeder of over 45 years.
Breeders of the finest quality Schutzhund/IPO
titled & Breed Surveyed German Shepherds in the United
States. Our breeding
the integrity of the
German Shepherd's heritage to preserve the ideal human-canine bond.
"BREEDING HEALTHY DOGS BY DESIGN"
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are NOT to replace a veterinarian visit; please take your dog to a vet
immediately at any sign of odd behavior or any symptoms of illness or
injury. Call your vet and describe your dog's symptoms with any of your
concerns about the dog's well-being. Your veterinarian may discover
changes in your dog's health that you have overlooked. It is always
better to err on the side of caution
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My beloved mother
(Dorothy Conner Merkel
Love, kindness & laughter was her gift to all.
Always on my mind forever in my heart!
THIS IS WHAT WE FEED & RECOMMEND
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Calorie Content (calculated):
ME 3894 kcal/kg;429 kcal/cup
Formula for Active Dog &
Puppies contains high levels
of Proteins and Energy with only 30%
carbohydrates! This super premium food is
naturally formulated with added vitamins,
minerals and other additives that work
together to support a strong and healthy
immune and digestive system. As with all
Victor dog foods, this formula is free
from Corn, Wheat, Soy or Glutens and is also
made using GMO Free. Dogs love the
all natural flavor of this super premium
HOW TO GREET A DOG
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BEST INFORMATION YOU CAN EVER HAVE ON MEETING OTHER PEOPLES
DOGS-Children really need to learn this.
READING A DOGS BODY LANGUAGE
attribution (C) DFDK9
Canine body language
THIS is why you do not walk your dogs on asphalt or concrete
in the summer. If you see someone walking their dogs on
asphalt or concrete, PLEASE educated them and get the pet to
cooler ground. Original post was from Pet Ambulance Victoria
This should be sent to all the veterinarians including the specialists!
DOG PARK ALERT
We have received two notices.
(1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog parks in Chicago and
Massachusetts (see pic). (2) from some friends that in
Augusta Maine dog park, antifreeze is being found in doggie
water bowls. Please beware and be careful and PLEASE SHARE
and spread the word
Ever wonder where puppy mill dogs come from? Here's an
example. Many get cooked alive in the sun and freeze to
death in the winter. If you purchase your dog from a pet
store, I can guarantee your "AKC" certified dog came from a
place like this. This one is even better than the ones
I saw in Iowa and Missouri!
Do you recognize she is a Yorkie?
Please do not purchase your pet from a Pet shop, Backyard
breeder or Commercial Puppy Mill.
ALL PETS RESCUES
needs your help!
"The man who rears a
dog must complete what the breeder began..." Max v. Stephanitz; Father of
the German Shepherd Dog
"Fun at the Beach"
just hanging out"
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This is a real
combination of symptoms that spells out EMERGENCY. These are the classic
symptoms of a condition referred to as "bloat" - a dog that is pacing,
restless and has unproductive attempts to vomit.
This is a common problem in large breed
deep-chested dogs but can also occur in smaller dogs.
Basically what happens is this - the
stomach twists causing the blood supply to the stomach to be compromised
then leads to tissue death. As tissues are damaged, toxins are released
and a sequence of events occurs that if left untreated, leads to death.
If you ever notice these symptoms in
your dog, call your local veterinarian or emergency clinic as soon as
This is a condition that is fairly
common and often occurs in the evening or nighttime hours. It is also a
very expensive condition to treat.
Dealing with Excessive Barking
The first step to stopping barking is to understand why it is
happening. Dogs bark for all kinds of reasons, including
anxiety, boredom and/or loneliness. Sometimes they bark just
because it feels good. Luckily, most dogs will respond to
one or other intervention to curtail their barking. Whether you
simply bring an outdoor dog inside or take the time to apply
behavior-modification techniques, you can cause a dog to be less
of a nuisance and to be more socially acceptable.
Removing Skunk Odor
No need for the tomato juice. Use a mixture of 10 parts hydrogen
peroxide to 1 part baking soda. Add a dash of degreasing
dishwashing soap and pour into a spray bottle. Spray liberally
over dry coat and allow to air dry. Avoid eyes. Works on other
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FDA DOG FOOD RECALLS
STOP DOGS FROM DIGGING;
CREATIVE METHODS FOR ELIMINATING THE PROBLEM
Understanding why they are doing it is the first step to
find ways to stop dog digging. There are several different
reasons that this could be occurring. Learn proven stop dog
from digging techniques.
You must first understand why your dog is digging up your backyard in
order to control this destructive habit. It could a few things that
could be behind this reason.
It's a possibility that your dog is trying to bury something or has
already buried something. Is it possible that your dog is a terrier
breed that digs instinctively? It's also possible that they are feeling
too warm and they are seeking out a place to cool off and lie down. You
can have a better idea of stopping it, when you can find the reason
One of the main reasons that dogs dig are because they are bored. Is
your dog primarily left outdoors? If that is the case, then boredom may
very well be the reason for their digging. For instance, consider what a
youngster would get into if they were simply left outdoors. Many
children would find ways to keep occupied, such as digging and playing
in the mud.
Dogs are very similar in this regard. The feeling of moist, fragrant
dirt on their paws is something every dog enjoys. It is a fun thing that
keeps them occupied. In order to stop dog digging, it is necessary to
provide them with something to occupy their time with.
Some breeds like to dig more than others, and if you have one of these
breeds you may have a tougher time to change them. For breeds of dogs
that dig instinctively, rather than getting them to stop dog digging
altogether, perhaps you should provide them with a specified area where
they are allowed to dig.
Section off an digging area can also help to control digging instead of
trying to stop it. You can still permit your dog to do what it does,
without your garden becoming ruined!
In order to stop digging, what you need to do is give your dog many
opportunities in which to get exercise. Provide your dogs with a
specified area where they are allowed to dig, keep them busy, and make
sure they are getting plenty of human interaction.
When you can not spend time with your dog, you can purchase boredom
buster toys. This could take some time, but with a little patience and
the tricks mentioned here, in a short amount of time you can stop dog
digging at your house.
Dog leash training, teaching your dog to obey your instructions and
learning how to correct undesirable dog behavior are all necessary
elements of learning to be a responsible dog owner. For more stop dog
from digging tips, go to
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