Under normal circumstances it is best to start with supplementary feeding when puppies are 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old. Let's watch them carefully when they eat to make sure they get enough milk from their mother to fill their stomachs. If they cling to a nipple, suck enthusiastically and fall asleep, fed up and satisfied, we can be sure that the bitch gives them a maximum level of nutrition. On the other hand, if they move frantically from one nipple to another, sucking and searching, and their stomachs do not fill, this will indicate that the bitch does not provide them with enough milk for their growth and well-being.

Weaning German Shepherd Puppies


Frequently, when a bitch has a small bait from one or two puppies her milk will begin to disappear much sooner than if she had a large bait to feed. Also if the mother has been covered too often without a break, her milk may be missing sooner than it should. However, even if the mother has enough milk to continue feeding the puppies to an appreciable degree, she will often develop, when the bait is 2 1/2 to 3 weeks old, an instinctive and natural attitude of returning the contents of her stomach, composed of half-digested foods, for her puppies to eat, suggesting in her own way that the time for weaning has come. If we have started a supplemental feeding regime at the right time, this attitude on the part of the bitch will rarely occur.

To begin the weaning process we should use any of the preparations suggested in the previous chapter for orphaned puppies. Pour some of this liquid mixture into a shallow saucepan after heating it to body temperature and use only enough of the milk mixture to cover the bottom of the saucepan. We must then keep this, with one hand, just below the chin of the puppy and, with the other hand, take it gently by the head exactly behind the ears and, without exerting force, submerge his snout and lips in the pan. Let go of her head immediately, she will lick her lips and like the taste of the liquid she finds in them.

Let's talk to him gently and in a stimulating tone each time we repeat the process. Sometimes, there will be a puppy that will begin to lick the milk from the pan after the first contact, other times it will be necessary to repeat the operation until the desired result is achieved. In some cases, it may be necessary to keep the puppy's chin in the pan until he begins to lick.

Be careful not to pour too much of the milk mixture into the pan or not to push the puppy's head into the liquid, as it is imperative that his nose be kept free of the new food so that he does not breathe the liquid or block his nostrils with the milk. If this happens the puppy gets scared, looks at the pan with distrust and the weaning process is slower and more exasperating.

German Shepherd Puppy


Repeat the process with each puppy until everyone has started licking on their own initiative, stressing that while it will be necessary to keep the casserole at chin level for the first few times they are given food in this way, the casserole can be deposited on the floor as soon as they practice eating, or licking, within it.

Of course they will pile up and get into the pan, staining themselves and their littermates with their contents, but they will also become more adept at the process of eating in a container, which, after all, is the ultimate goal pursued. Let us administer the mixture twice a day for the first two and, by the end of this period, we will have made the act of eating in a saucepan a conditioned routine. It is then time to add some fat and solid matter to your diet but, considering that you cannot yet chew, any such matter that is added will have to be shredded into very small pieces to constitute a creamy consistency mixture when administered with food.

Puppies grow best when they follow diets made up of milk, meat, fat and cereals. Growth is mainly achieved through protein, but protein differs, which is why puppies fed vegetable protein diets do not grow or develop as well as those fed animal protein.

Vitamins E and K (found in alfalfa) are essential to the puppy's well-being and should be present in adequate amounts in the diet. Remember, too, that 70 percent of a puppy's energy comes from fat intake, so this food element should be generously added to the ration. In experiments conducted, puppies fed fat-free diets have developed deficiency symptoms characterized by anemia, weight loss, dull hair, reduced vitality and, ultimately, death. Fat, however, cannot by itself cure the advanced manifestation of this condition, in which there are signs of alteration of some metabolic process by completely suppressing this element in the diet but when butter has been administered along with folacin, this has resulted in spectacular cures.

Fat also acts as a carrier for vitamins A, D, K and E and, in addition, not only slows the rate of digestion and makes the animal get as much nutrition from its food as possible but helps in many other ways to keep the puppy, or the dog fully developed, healthy and vigorous. In order for our puppy to enjoy all the virtues present in fat, it is necessary to incorporate it in 20 or 30 percent of his diet.

Weaning German Shepherd Puppy


Practically every breeder we stumble upon has his own diet for weaning and the subsequent phase, but the basic element necessary in any of them is balance, and a properly balanced food must be one that translates into growth, health and vitality. There are excellent commercial foods on the market for puppies in the form of grain, to which only milk and fat need to be added. Or, for this purpose, it is also possible to buy baby foods in grain form, such as Pablum, Ceravin or those advertised with the words "high level of protein" and "reinforced". These, however, must also be modified to meet the dietary needs of the puppies.

The author uses a mixture of ground oats and wheat as the basic cereal. To this, while cooking, a cup of vitamin-enforced corn flour, dried and powdered eggs, melted fat (ox, pork, butter, chicken, Crisco, etc.), chopped beef, a little salt and powdered milk are added. After this mixture has been cooked and cooled, a small amount of flour with vitamins and minerals is added to it, thoroughly stirred and the resulting dough is divided into appropriately sized jars and stored in the refrigerator.

To get it ready for immediate use, place the necessary amount in the saucepan of the food, add raw meat and properly chopped fat (heart, tongue, intestine and a small amount of ox liver) to increase the volume administered by about 25 percent, finally adding evaporated milk dissolved in water.

This mixture of milk and water is preheated and, when added to the solids, it all reaches the right temperature. After mixing, the food has the consistency of a very thick cream, which must be gradually converted into something denser and more viscous, similar to a stew, until the puppies reach 4 weeks.

When the bait is 5 weeks old, a finely ground grain puppy meal is progressively introduced into the basic diet. And when the puppies reach 6 1/2 to 8 weeks, the original formula has been eliminated and they are fed grain with fat and raw meat, milk and animal broth to lend it the right consistency. A good edible oil (such as Dietol) or fish liver concentrate is a valuable supplement to a puppy's diet. This is done by placing a drop on the corner of the puppy's lips one day after birth and every day thereafter for one week, then 2 drops, then 4 drops until weaning, when the oil can already be added to food. We must be very careful, however, not to exaggerate the administration of any additional dietary oil because we can cause exactly the kind (in appearance) of bone problem (rickets) that we try to avoid with its use.

Two portions of the basic diet and two portions of warm milk reinforced with a little fat should be administered every day. When the puppy is completely weaned, three servings of the basic diet and two servings of milk should be administered. It should be noted that it is only necessary to administer three meals a day during the period between 3 and 6 months.

Writing here about feeding reminds the author of a litter of puppies he raised in Spain, on the Andalusian coast, near Malaga. No dog food was available and all the ingredients had to be purchased raw and prepared from the beginning. Wheat and lentils had to be soaked overnight to soften them enough for use. The meat had a high price and was scarce, so it acquired spleens, lungs, guts and curdled blood (the latter cooked and cut into blocks), which was excellent for puppies. For both the mother and the puppies it was necessary for me to cook large quantities of the ingredients mentioned, to which I added legumes, rice, olive oil and fat. And to all this our maid, secretly added a clove of garlic. Cod liver oil and powdered calcium phosphates were available in a pharmacy.

Incidentally, veterinarians in this part of the world know little about dogs and have no serum to combat the feared viral or bacteriological diseases. It was necessary for me to send a hasty call for help to my son Allan, a veterinarian, who immediately sent me a package of medicines with everything I needed to keep the puppies in good health and free of diseases and worms.

The dog that the bait brought into the world was an excellent specimen from Volker v. ZollgrenzschutzHaus that my wife and I had seen and admired at the Sieger exhibition in Germany, where we had stopped during our trip to Spain. We negotiated and bought the dog and had it sent to us in Spain after it had been covered by a good dog, Bob v. Reidkanal. The puppies she gave birth were sold in Spain. They were big, healthy, with strong bones and understood the orders in English, German and Spanish.

During all the time we are busy with weaning and feeding the puppies we must not forget that there are other tasks that also need to be carried out. Their nails must be kept short, using manicure scissors, so that they don't scratch the eyes of their littermates during their games. Their eyes will open when they have a week to 12 days (according to the ovulation period of the bitch) and they will be blue until later they change to their true brown color.

Weaning German Shepherd Puppies


When puppies are about 3 1/2 weeks old, a faecal analysis should be performed by our veterinarian to determine if they have worms (and, to be honest, most have them) and what kind of worms they are. If they are infested with worms we must fight them immediately, and if as a consequence of them they have become sickly we should not try to make them grow without first freeing them from parasites. After the worms have been eliminated, the puppies will quickly return to a normal level of health and growth.

Also, before the puppies are completely weaned, and preferably while still feeding on the mother's udders, it is advisable to consult our veterinarian about a scheduled series of inoculations and preventive vaccinations. A new distemper serum (human smallpox serum) is now available that can be administered to puppies at a very early age, even when they are still being breastfed. This serum, administered by intramuscular inoculation, is not affected by the natural immunity that puppies enjoy when they drink their mother's milk, an immunity that on multiple occasions makes normal immunization vaccines negative.


This new vaccine is effective until the puppy has overcome all the important phases of its early growth and, when it is approximately six months old, it can be administered the normal immunization vaccine against distemper. Incidentally, the worms that most puppies suffer from are round currents. To combat them we have Piperazine, which is less toxic than most worm medicines and offers the advantage that the pup can be fed normally, so we recommend it for round worms, whose larvae in the mother's circulatory torrent often cross the placenta to infect the pup before birth.

In later chapters we'll find more information about our puppy's health and how to feed him. Most people worry about if their puppy gains enough weight. One way to determine this is to look at your puppy's general condition, complexion and vitality. Another way is to weigh them and keep notes of the various gains. From six months of age to full development, an average, satisfactory weight gain per week for a healthy, fast-growing German shepherd puppy is about 2.9 to 3.9 pounds.

Let us also remember to make our puppy aware, at an early age, of water as a drink. At first it does not seem that they see it or that they know what it is, but soon they learn to lick it, just as they do with milk and other foods mixed with it, and in this regard it should be borne in mind that it is a valuable complement and rich in minerals for their diet.

Weaning German Shepherd Puppies

We love being able to do all kinds of activities with our pets! So when we heard about Doga, we were fascinated by the idea! Do you want to know how to practice yoga with your dog and what the benefits are? Well, keep reading!

Do Yoga With Your Dog - Doga


What it means to do yoga with your dog


At the time we explained how yoga with cats is done and its many benefits, so doing yoga with dogs is not far behind!

Doga or yoga with/for dogs was born from the hand of Suzi Teitelman, when she saw that her pet sat with her while practicing yoga. This is how she came up with the idea of introducing and adapting yoga movements and postures to the dog company, and this initiative has become a success in many countries.

Yoga with dogs is a way to strengthen ties with our pet, while relaxing together.

In the Doga yoga postures are made combining them with movements and massages for dogs, but always adapted to them.

And that is one of its great advantages: that any person and dog can practice Doga, since the exercises will be adapted to their physical capacities.

You only need a mat or towel that you will share hairy and human. Do you dare to practice yoga with your dog? Surely when you know its benefits you will be encouraged!

What are the benefits of Doga?


As we said before, yoga with dogs allows us to share a unique moment of relaxation with our pet that will bring us closer together.

Of course, yoga gets both humans and dogs to relax, reducing anxiety and stress, remember that canine stress is more frequent than you think!

In addition, the massages and stretching that we and our furry ones do will improve our flexibility and circulation.

In the same way, dogs will get used to certain touches and caresses and to the company of other dogs and humans, but in a calm way. This, as long as we do it in a room. Other options are to practice it at home or outdoors.

Don't you have enough reasons to start yoga with your dog? We think so!

Do Yoga With Your Dog - Doga


How is Doga done?


When you go to do yoga with your dog you should know that the sessions are divided into parts.

But first it is essential that you get your pet used to the activity. For this reason, it is ideal that you always begin to do it at home and for only a few minutes, which will increase as time passes and your dog adapts.

Once the dog is used to yoga, you can consider going to a room with more dogs and people. In this way you will also promote their sociability.

As for the parts of a Doga session, first of all, you should prepare a distraction-free space for both you and your furry hair.

Arrange the two of you and let him put himself in a position that he likes to start giving him a massage. One of the most recommended is the Tellington Ttouch method, which has great benefits both in relaxation and in subsequent training.

Once both of you are completely relaxed and connected, we move on to yoga-based postures. As we said before, these will be specially adapted to the dog.

Then would come the part in which we stretch the muscles of our dogs to avoid possible injuries.

Finally, we end our stretching while relaxing and petting our dog. The music will help a lot!

If you don't dare to start yoga sessions with dogs on your own, you should know that there are many options for doing so in a room with a guide.

Doga: Do Yoga With Your Dog

Without a doubt, the best thing for a puppy is his mother's milk. It's the best way to get the nutrients and fats you need to start your puppy's development and growth. However, sometimes breast-feeding is not possible, either because the mother has died or rejected her puppies, or because she could pass on a disease to them through milk. For these cases, and provided that the possibility of finding a mother nurse for the puppies is ruled out, we can opt for a home-made recipe for puppy milk.

How To Make Homemade Milk for Puppies


The feeding of a lactating puppy on our part is somewhat complicated and survival is not guaranteed. However, if you are constant and you make the recipe well, the little ones will have a better chance of succeeding.

Homemade Puppy Milk Recipe


Have you found any orphaned dog puppies or has your dog had babies but can't or won't feed them herself? Then you'll have to do everything you can to make these puppies survive, so you'll have to look for another way of feeding, artificial lactation.

In the market there are special milks for puppies, both liquid and dehydrated, which are specially formulated as similar as possible to breast milk. This substitute is called formula milk and is ideal when dogs cannot enjoy breast-feeding. However, if you don't have this product, you need to make a homemade emergency milk recipe until you can get a commercial formula.

Homemade Milk Recipe for Puppies


Making Emergency Puppy Milk


The quantities of ingredients that we are going to give you are enough to feed a whole litter, so you will get quite a lot. If you have only one puppy or an especially small litter, divide the quantities. It is not convenient to have the milk stored for many days, it is better to go doing each day and go using fresh.

The ingredients you'll need for this homemade puppy milk recipe are:


  • 1,100 g of milk. Don't use cow's milk, as it doesn't provide the necessary nutrients and also has a concentration of lactose that puppies find hard to digest. Goat's milk is ideal, either normal or evaporated. If you can't get it, you can use LACTOSE FREE cow's milk.
  • 350 ml of mineral water.
  • 2 teaspoons of corn syrup, or if you don't have it, honey.
  • Between 800 and 900 g of natural Greek yoghurt, with at least 10% fat and no sugar or other sweeteners.
  • 4 raw egg yolks.


Elaboration:


  1. Mix the corn syrup or honey with the egg yolks until well integrated.
  2. Add the yogurt and mix again very well. Make sure there are no lumps, as they could obstruct the bottle.
  3. Without stopping stirring, add the liquid ingredients: milk and water. When everything is well mixed, it's ready!

Shih-poo puppy


Ideally, prepare this milk with a little time, at least half an hour before feeding your puppies. If you stir so much, air bubbles will be left in the mixture that dogs shouldn't ingest. With a little rest from the mixture, the bubbles will disappear and you'll be ready to drink.

SEE ALSO: Weaning German Shepherd Puppies

Considerations for this Homemade Puppy Milk Recipe


This milk must then be kept cold, in the refrigerator, and can last a maximum of 3 days, although the fresher it is, the better. That's why it's important to reduce the quantities if you have few puppies or if they're a very small breed.

To avoid contamination from contact with other foods and the proliferation of bacteria, you should store this puppy emergency milk in clean, tightly closed plastic or glass bottles. Even better if they are made of glass. Take out the one you are going to use and remember to put the rest back in the fridge.

This milk formula is very caloric and ideal for feeding newborn puppies, as they need extra fat to start growing. It is a fairly approximate substitute for colostrum, the first breast milk they receive at birth.

It is a recipe widely used by breeders and veterinarians, so its suitability is guaranteed. However, it could happen that a dog feels bad and can not digest it. In that case, you should stop giving them this milk right away.

Remember that this homemade recipe for puppy milk is an emergency and should only be given until you can get it from a special puppy formula or if you find a wet nurse. Always count on the vet's advice and supervision to take care of a bitch before, during and after birth, and her puppies. You'll have to work hard for them to survive!

How To Make Homemade Milk for Puppies

Many of our dear little hairy ones roam around us as we eat claiming what we put in our mouths. Sometimes, we don't think about it and give it a try, not knowing that it really can be very dangerous for them. Today we talk to you about toxic food for dogs.

Toxic Food For Dogs - What They Should Never Eat


List of toxic foods for dogs

Take good note of the following foods. These are totally forbidden for our dogs if you don't want to cause them a great harm.

Grapes and raisins


Even if you've ever tasted your hairy grapes or derivatives of them, such as raisins, and nothing happened to them, it's better not to repeat it.

The hairy ones are not tolerant to this fruit and could cause them a very serious renal insufficiency.

Dairy


The biggest problem with our dogs consuming dairy is that they are not able to digest lactose. Taking them could cause damage to your four-legged friend's gastrointestinal system.

Diarrhoea, vomiting, pain... do you think it's worth giving him dairy products? Totally discarded!

Alcohol


What may start as a bad joke to see what your dog does if he drinks alcohol, may end in death for your hairy.

Alcohol is poisonous to them because they don't tolerate it. Don't offer them any of this drink!

Chocolate


Mmmm... we love chocolate! And yes, our dogs love it too, but it's tremendously harmful to them.

Chocolate is one of the worst toxic foods for dogs. This is due to the toxin called theobromine, present in cocoa from its seed. It does us no harm, but for them it is dangerous. If taken in large quantities it can cause diarrhea, heart problems, and even death.

Apples, plums and other fruits with seeds


How wonderful the fruits are to us, and how harmful they can be to them.

Really, the problem with these fruits is their stone. To begin with, the dog swallowing this part of the fruit can cause an obstruction that prevents it from breathing and dying.

In addition, the seeds have a small amount of cyanide that dogs are unable to assimilate.

The bones


Bones must also be found in this list of toxic foods for dogs. However, their dangerousness is given by the way we offer them to our dogs.

If you want them to eat bones, give them raw and preferably fleshy or milky.

They are never uncooked! The reason: the bones that have passed through the kitchen splinter easily in the face of our dogs' bites. Can you imagine the damage these splinters can do to our pet's throat or gastrointestinal system?

Onions and garlic


The list of problems caused by these foods in our furry ones is too long, but they highlight the renal insufficiency and the anemia as a consequence of the consumption of sulfoxides.

Although it is not very common to give a piece of raw onion to our pet, it may contain leftovers from our food. Be very careful!

Liver


Another food banned for dogs if given in large quantities. Why in large quantities? The vitamin A contained in the liver is good for them in small doses, however, in large quantities can be dangerous.

Potato, avocado and tomato


Avocado can be very healthy for us, but it contains persin and this can attack your dog's digestive system.

Tomatoes and potatoes are also very dangerous because of some of the toxins they contain. If your hairy dog eats these foods he can get very sick, even go into a coma. Don't let him!

Other Toxic Foods for Dogs


But these aren't the only dangerous foods for our four-legged friends.

Caffeine is liquid poison for them; salt can cause convulsions; nuts have too much phosphorus that they can't assimilate; mushrooms contain toxins that are harmful to them; etc.

Have you taken good note of what your dog should not taste? Take care of his diet and health!

Toxic Food For Dogs - What They Should Never Eat

Toxic Food For Dogs - What They Should Never Eat

The baths are necessary for our dogs, but, obviously, it is not possible to give them every time we want. That's why at Chien Mag we're going to give you some tips to always keep your dog clean without bathing it.

How To Keep Your Dog Clean Without Bathing it


Keep your dog clean without going through the bathtub


A good hygiene of your dog, as well as a quality food, are very important to ensure his health. And it is the responsibility of the owners to do so!

Occasionally, there may be a situation where you can't bathe your dog or your dog needs to be cleaned, but not thoroughly. Here are some tips to help your dog stay clean!

A wet towel or cloth


If your dog has soiled a part of his body, such as his paws or snout, you can take a soft towel or cloth (don't take any!) and moisten it to clean your furry coat.

If you have also brushed the area before, you will remove the dirt more easily.

Yorkshire Terrier


Specialized wet wipes


When we say specialized we mean that they are specifically for dogs. You can find them in pet shops and they are made of components that won't harm your dog's skin. Don't use human ones!

With these wipes you will be able to remove dirt, for example, from their pads, once you return from a walk in the street.

Dry shampoo for dogs


One of the most commonly used options to keep your dog clean without going through the water jet.

These special dry shampoos for our pets will make them look perfect.

To use one of them, first brush his furry. Then, moisten a soft towel or cloth with lukewarm water and apply the dry spray shampoo over it and then run it over the animal's body. Repeat as needed.

Finish the dry bath by brushing the dog again in order to remove the remains of the product.

Frenchie


Deodorants and colognes for dogs


If the problem is that your dog's smell is stronger than normal, for example, if it has been wet on a rainy day, then we recommend other options.

First, if your dog is wet, remember to dry it well with a towel and dryer so it doesn't catch a cold.

Then, apply some SPECIAL dog cologne to give it another smell. Ask your vet if it's appropriate for you, because if your pet has skin problems, it won't be the right thing to do.

Another widely used method of keeping your dog clean is to make a homemade deodorant.

This will consist of a part of apple vinegar and two parts of water that will be mixed in a spray. However, if your dog has sensitive skin or a wound, don't apply it!

Finally, remember to check areas where your dog spends a lot of time, such as his bed.

If he's left his dirt or bad smell there, it won't do any good to keep your dog clean if he's going to roll around in that place and get bad smells again. Wash his bed often so that this doesn't happen!

How To Keep Your Dog Clean Without Bathing it

If you have pets in your home, especially if they are the kind that loose a lot of hair, you will ask yourself how to keep the house clean with dogs and not get crazy in the attempt. Well, today we want to give you some little tricks that will not lose your head on this subject and keep your house quite presentable.

How to Keep Your House Clean with Dogs


How to keep your house clean with dogs: first of all, get out of obsession!


There are people who are very cleaning maniacs and who are too obsessed with having everything clean in the home. If you have a pet you'll find that this is almost impossible, because there are dogs that loose a lot of hair and even if you pick them up, in five minutes some trace will appear again.

So the first thing we advise you is not to obsess. You can keep the house very clean with these tricks, but your dog will still be part of your home and it is normal that it gets dirtier than if they lived in it only humans.

1. The vacuum cleaner: your best ally!


We'll start with the floor, the carpets and the sofas. For the floor it is recommended that you use a brush with hard brushes to avoid that all the hair gets stuck to it when bars. But without a doubt, the most practical thing is the vacuum cleaner.

With it you can clean the floor, carpets, sofas and other furniture where your dog passes.

The frequency of its use will depend on the amount of hair your dog throws, but normal is not to let it pass two days.

A damp cloth is best for furniture. You know exactly what can happen if you use a feather duster, don't you?

One more tip: take advantage when you take your pet for a walk and brush his hair in the park or on the street. This way you will remove the hair that has fallen out before entering the house.

2. Your dog's belongings


To avoid unpleasant odours in your dog's litter, it's a good idea to wash it frequently. About once a week. The most comfortable thing is to use covers on it. These are much easier to wash than the mattress itself and you'll be able to do it more often.

And don't forget their toys! The stuffed animals or anything made of fabric, put them in the washing machine. Take advantage when you wash their bedspreads or covers and do not use fabric softener.

The hardest ones can be put in the dishwasher, but if you don't want to mix them with your dishes, wash them by hand with a little neutral soap and plenty of hot water.

Keeping a Clean House With Dogs


3. Clean their paws


This is one of the essential tricks if you want to know how to keep your house clean with dogs.

When you take it for a walk, our faithful friends bring a lot of dirt embedded in their pads, so it's best to clean them before you go in.

To do this, use the special dog wipes and run them over your legs and ass. This way you'll be much calmer... especially if it's the kind that gets on your bed!

4. The pee trail


If your dog is well-mannered, peeing won't be a problem at home, but if it's a puppy that's learning or your pet has a bad day, it can happen.

In these cases, don't rush to pick up the mop you normally use all over your house!

First, clean the urine with absorbent paper towels or a few sheets of newspaper. Then you can scrub the area with your regular floor cleaner and a little bit of an enzyme-containing one. This way your dog won't be able to smell where he's done it.

Remember to clean the mop thoroughly afterwards! What's more, if you have an old mop, you can use it for these special cases.

And by the way, here's another essential tip on how to keep your house clean with dogs: forget about ammonia. Its smell is similar to that of his pee, so what you can do is attract him more.

5. Don't forget the air filters


If it is already logical to clean the air conditioning filters before using them and already in use, imagine how important it is to have dogs at home. The amount of hair and lint that can accumulate in them!

Don't forget to always keep them clean so you don't get an unpleasant surprise when you turn it on. But you don't have to do it every day. Once a month, as long as you don't use them, that's enough.

Keep Your House Clean with Dogs


6. The best: constancy


You can't postpone the cleaning time, things don't pick up by themselves! If your dog gives off a lot of hair and it's your turn to sweep or vacuum every day, do it. If one day you can't, nothing happens. But don't let a week go by because you can swim between hairballs.

And one more tip: Don't mask smells. Putting an air freshener in the house is fine, but putting 3 in each corner is excessive and can be unpleasant mixed with the dog smell.

It's best to maintain your dog's body hygiene with the corresponding baths, the other washing tips we've given you and the daily ventilation of your house.

These are our tips to know how to keep the house clean with dogs. What tricks do you use?

How to Keep Your House Clean with Dogs

Little by little we have had to say goodbye to the summer and accept that autumn has arrived. At no time should we stop paying attention to our pets, but with the change of season it is essential that we take special care. These are our recommendations to take good care of the dogs in autumn.

Dogs in Autumn - Autumn Pet Care Recommendations


The care of the dogs in autumn


Little by little the temperatures drop and we lose hours of light. Gone are the endless afternoons and walks without coats. Yes, both we and our dogs are affected by these changes and we have to take care of ourselves and our dogs.

The cold and the lowering of defenses


We are not the only ones whose defenses are lowered when the temperature drops or with sudden changes: hot at home and cold, rain and wind outside.

Dogs can also be affected and suffer from colds or other diseases that attack weak immune systems, such as leishmaniasis.

In addition, both heat and humidity are prone to external parasites, so be sure to check with your vet to ensure that your dog is fully vaccinated and well wormed!

Hair loss


The change of season always causes the fall of the fur of our pets.

Dogs in autumn and spring tend to shed their hair especially and, therefore, we must try to brush it daily to keep it healthy and grow strong.

Take the opportunity to pass the brush to your pet before entering the house at the end of your walk and thus remove the dead hair outside your home.

Do not miss the exercise


The good weather of the summer propitiated to go out for a walk or to make activities with your pet, if only it was when the sun fell or before the heat began to press.

After autumn comes the cold of winter, with which we have little desire to step on the street hairy and human, so this season is perfect to make your dog stay in shape. Take advantage!

You can do different activities such as Disc Dog or Bikejoring, or simply adapt the exercise to their race and situation, but do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the fall and train with your dog avoiding overweight.

Autumn Pet Care Recommendations


Pay attention on the walks


If you take your dog for a walk after rain, try not to let him drink water from puddles that form, as it may contain bacteria, be stagnant for a long time or be contaminated, causing digestive problems.

Our advice throughout the summer was to take fresh water for your pet with you on the walks, but this is essential in any other season of the year. You won't always have a fountain on hand and it's better to be prepared!

In addition, if the rain catches you coming home, it is better to dry it as soon as you enter. Don't let his hair dry in the air and we don't just say it so you don't get the ground wet... it's for his health! Always have a towel for him at hand.

Progressive routine changes


We already know that sudden changes in the routine and feeding of pets can cause stress and anxiety.

If in summer you had to modify the routine of walking and eating for the changes of light or for an intensive day of work, the dogs in autumn will have to change that routine again little by little.

Adapt their diet and walking times again, but don't do it all at once. For example, bring them forward about 15 minutes progressively.

Are you clear about the most important care for dogs in the autumn, so let's enjoy the season together!

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Who doesn't benefit from a massage? Your dog also deserve that moment of relaxation and more if they have accumulated tiredness or go through a stressful time for them. Today we show you how you can do fantastic dog massages - take note!

Massages for Dogs - How to Massage Your Dog Step by Step


Benefits of Dog Massage


The benefits of massages are multiple for your dogs.


  • With these massages you will get them to have less pain in their muscles and joints, especially if it has been an intense day of walking.
  • You will also get your dog to have less tension and contractures, thus favoring their agility.
  • On the other hand, a good massage improves blood circulation.


With all this, an optimal state of health of the animal is achieved, as well as a generalized well-being, besides reinforcing the bond between the human and the dog.

Ready to get started? go!

How to Massage your Dog?

The most important thing when massaging a dog is that the dog is relaxed and comfortable. If you notice that the dog is restless, it will be better to leave the massage for another day.

1. Find a quiet place, free of noise and distractions for him. Make him lie down on a soft surface where you too can be comfortable next to him.

2. Before you begin, it is best to remove rings, bracelets and watches and anything that may prevent fluid movements or cause harm to the animal. For the same reason, remove your dog's collar or harness. Also, remember that all movements should be made in the direction the dog's hair grows so as not to cause skin irritations.

3. To begin with, caress it throughout the body gently and slowly. Do you have a favorite place for petting? Stir there! Do everything you can to make her relax. Run your hands from the head to the end of the body several times to finish relaxing. Then focus on his head and neck and massage him with gentle circular movements. Don't make him feel uncomfortable! Continue on his shoulders as well and move on to the trunk. There, spend time on each of his sides.

4. Be very careful when you reach the hip area, as many dogs tend to have problems, especially when they are old. One of the most commonly used techniques is to place your hand at the end of the spine and rotate gently counterclockwise.

5. It's the paws' turn! Start with their front legs by massaging their inner and outer faces with long movements from their birth to the pads, without putting too much pressure on them. Do the same with the hind legs. Then do a few small stretches by gently moving them up and down with great care.

6. If you notice a lot of tension in a particular place, you can massage your dog by gently 'kneading' the area with your fingers, especially on the shoulders and back.

7. Finally, end the dog massages with the same long, gentle strokes you started with.


How to Massage Your Dog Step by Step


Other Dog Massage Tips


You may have noticed that touching some part of your pet's body complained. Massage is a good way to detect points of pain in your dog that you might not normally notice, so if this happens, see your vet for advice.

On the other hand, the time of the massage is not determined. Maybe the first time will cost you more, but it may be because the dog is not used to it. When you've been there for 1 minute, you'll see if it's working more or less. When your dog accepts the massage you will be able to extend it for as long as you consider, but between 5 and 10 minutes will be enough for you to massage him.

So give your dog that incredible moment of relaxation!

Massages for Dogs - How to Massage Your Dog Step by Step