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About the A.M.R.F.

AMRF, Inc., is a publicly supported, not-for-profit corporation.  It was established in 1994, with the assistance of the Alaskan Malamute Club of America, Inc.

The purposes of the Foundation are to promote and facilitate health research that will benefit and help to ensure the continued survival of the Alaskan Malamute as a breed, and to educate the general public about hereditary and non-hereditary health conditions affecting the Alaskan Malamute.  AMRF sponsors its own research projects, cooperates in on-going investigations, and is also a major contributor to AKC's Canine Health Foundation.

As a publicly supported corporation under 501(c)(3), the Alaskan Malamute Research Foundation can accept personal & corporate contributions and bequests.  All such donations are tax-deductible.

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Benefits of having a dog during pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant and there is a pet at home, the questions may arise: what will we do with a dog and a baby at home? Will it be compatible? Quiet, you’re not a bad person for thinking about your baby before your pet. However, this article will be a great relief for you, because having a dog during pregnancy brings endless benefits.

To know some of these benefits , we will dedicate this article in which we intend to give you at least 9 reasons why to have a dog during and after pregnancy.

Will take care of you during pregnancy
A dog is a symbol of empathy , it does not matter if it is a male and it has never been or is pregnant, it will understand you perfectly and will be watching you 24 hours a day.

They say that dogs have a special meaning with pregnant women, who know how they feel and know how to make them feel good.

In addition it will not demand that you play with him, because he knows that you are not 100% and he will understand it. Do not you think it’s cute?

You will know before you that you are pregnant
Although this is not a scientifically proven issue, there have been many women’s healthcare who say that their dog knew before they were pregnant.

This should not be strange, given that it has been scientifically and medically demonstrated that dogs can detect various diseases, including cancer, through their sense of smell.

You will know the exact moment when your baby will be born
Before you have the last contractions, do not be surprised if your puppy starts bringing your shoes and your bag to the hospital. He can sense when your baby is about to come into the world.

It will be by your side, it will not separate from you and it is possible that it even emits a howl.

You will never be alone
Whether you are a single mother or not, it is likely that you will spend a lot of time alone in your pregnancy while your husband, if you have one, is at work.

If you already had a dog, or if you decided to have it during pregnancy, he will be your faithful and loyal companion , the one who will never be separated from you, the one who will never leave you alone. And I’m sure you’ll be very grateful to have someone close to you in this new stage of your life.

It will prepare you to be a mother
Having a dog before being pregnant is a preparation for motherhood . In fact, it is not difficult to have heard women talking to their pets referring to them as their children or saying that they are their moms.

And is that a dog needs attention, is totally dependent on us and that is to prepare to be aware of the new person that will shortly come to your life.

It will have delicacy
It does not matter that your dog weighs 50 kilos, you will see that when you notice that you are pregnant it will be delicate and careful, as if afraid of hurting you.

And if you see that lately your dog acts like this when he has never done it before, go to the gynecologist, we are sure he has good news for you.

A pregnant has many mood changes that no one seems to understand, so feel loved by someone, even a pet, and despite their mood changes, greatly improve their emotional system.

Reduce stress
Being pregnant for the first time can create many doubts in the mind that in turn cause stress. Having a dog nearby that gives you love and that you can hug will relax you and make you feel better.

And when the baby arrives …
When the baby arrives, your pet will be your best caregiver, even better than you . You can perceive any change in your body wherever you are with your baby. Your pet will not allow any unknown person to approach your little one.

Fun apps on BlackBerry 10 for pet lovers

This week, the BlackBerry World store in Venezuela has prepared a special group of dedicated apps for users who love their pets.

Take all the life data of your pet where you go, find news and useful information on behavior and personal care according to the type of pet you have, also choose the ideal name for your new companion and receive daily simple tips to train it.

You only have to enter PGP BlackBerry World of Venezuela to start enjoying all these applications on your BlackBerry 10 Smartphone.


Try different clothes and accessories in pets, choosing the race that you like the most. You can also upload your own designs to the game and take advantage of the opportunity to promote your creations with other users. (Free application).

Pet Journal

A simple way to have all the important information and information about your pet. Create independent profiles with your photo for your pet, add descriptions, medical information, and more. (Application pays).

Animals Magazine

The best way to find out about the latest news from the world of pets. Find information of interest and specific topics related to health, happiness and care of your pet. (Application by subscription).

Pets Name Generator

You have already adopted your pet, the new member of the family, but you have no idea what name to put him. This application suggests different great and original names so you can choose the one that best suits your new pet. (Free application).

Pets Age

An application with special software that allows you to easily calculate the exact age of your pet, in addition to making the conversion to human age. (Free application).

Dog Whistle

A simple way to teach a good behavior and varied tricks to your dog. The application allows you to choose between four types of whistle, generating a high frequency sound that will help you educate your pet. (Free application).

My Pet

Ideal to protect all the data and important information of your pet so that you always have it at hand. You can create alert messages that remind you of appointments to the veterinarian or vaccines that you must administer to your pet. (Free application).

All About Cats

If you have a pet cat or would like to adopt one, this application is for you. Find all the information you need about cats: their breeds, food, special care, and any other questions you may have about these cats. (Free application).

For more information, visit the Venezuela store in BlackBerry World and download these and other applications that are of interest to you.

What is the best alternative for WhatsApp in BlackBerry?

The developers of the company announced that “for now” they will not launch the application for BlackBerry 10 and PGP Blackberry. There is an app that is presented as the great competitor.

The developers of WhatsApp revealed that “for now” they have no intention of launching their application for the new version of the BlackBerry operating system . While it does not mean that they will not present it in the future, many are already looking for alternatives. Line is one of the biggest competitors .

As WhatsApp, Line is an application that can be downloaded both on Android and iPhone and BlackBerry and allows the sending of messages across all platforms. To start using it, all you have to do is register the number, wait to receive a message with a code, enter it and finish the registration.
At that time the software will be responsible for checking which contacts are also using it and directly adding them to the list so you can start communicating with them.

In addition to being cross-platform and allowing the sending of messages for free over the Internet (you must be connected to a WiFi network or pay a data plan), it also allows calls between phones that are connected to a WiFi or 3G network.

The application is completely free for all platforms, which made it have a very fast growth on iPhone, where WhatsApp costs just over US $ 1.

Bad news for BlackBerry users because WhatsApp will stop working, at least for the moment, with the latest version of the operating system of the smartphone company. The creators said they have no plans to develop their software. In addition, as if that were not enough, they suggested that they could start devoting more than anything to their Android and iPhone developments. Anyway, they did not say that they will leave it aside forever, but “for now”. The statements are strange, since WhatsApp is one of the most famous applications on all platforms and although BlackBerry is not at its best, yes It is one of the most important smartphone markets in the world. Expert analysts in the field assure that BlackBerry 10 could fail as the BlackBerry PlayBook, the company’s tablet, failed.

Pets, a great opportunity for online marketing

“The more I know the men, the more I love my dog,” said Diogenes de Sínope, a maxim that, far from being relegated to a minority, has become a generalized way of thinking within today’s society. According to data from the National Association of Pet Food Manufacturers (ANFAAC) , 49.3% of Spanish households have at least one pet . In this way, and taking the census of 2013, we find that 5.4 million dogs live in Spain, 3.8 million cats, 5.3 million birds, 3.9 million fish and 2 million domestic animals. another type.

In short, pets have become a part of the new family models of the 21st century , a member whose maintenance requires certain expenses that, according to some sources, can rise to around 1,500 euros per year .

This item includes numerous products and services that can be purchased in online stores , which has unleashed a fierce competition within the sector to make its way on the Internet and, as a result, has opened up great opportunities for online marketing. Not in vain all brands want to be found by their target audience when it looks for issues related to what they offer.

What do pet owners buy on the Internet?

The catalog of pet care products is so broad that the definition of keywords to position, both organic and paid, is exponentially multiplied:

  • Food: with food for different species, breeds, sizes, ages … and in different formats and sizes.
  • Transport: with cages, chains, belts, transports, etc.
  • Antiparasitic protection: both with supplements to be taken by the pet by mouth and with accessories (eg necklaces).
  • Hygiene products: including gels, soaps, towels, brushes …
  • Domestic ‘furniture’ : beds, booths, bowls, tanks …
  • Toys : some objects that take a prominent role due to their educational function as they are one of the most common ways to pet the pet.
  • Clothing : well with the aim of sheltering animals unaccustomed to cold climates, or with the purpose of following the latest fashion.

How do animal owners behave on the Internet?

When establishing the online marketing actions that we would apply in a business related to pets , we must take into account that the behavior of pet owners on the Internet is marked by two trends:

  1. The constant search for information and the grouping of users in communities with shared interests . Internet users turn to forums and specialized pages to solve their doubts in matters such as travel, health, parks to go with the pet, etc.
  2. The commitment to locate the lowest price within certain quality standards . The affection that the owners profess to their little friends makes them unwilling to lower their quality demands by getting a better price. What they will do is, within a certain level, to investigate to cut costs as much as possible.

Hence, on the one hand, it is basic to have an online store well managed and optimized for marketing with SEO (search engine optimization) ; and, on the other, it is necessary to consolidate itself as a benchmark within the sector by creating and distributing content that is useful, attractive and oriented to satisfy the needs of the user.

How to wear sexy lingerie leopard print?

The leopard print is a classic in the world of printed matter. It has been present for many years whether it is in accessories or in a strong room.Yet he was for a long time connoted vulgar in spite of himself. In order to wear it without taking risks, follow my advice: learn to wear it in touches for the more moderate or to tame the animal and wear it as a strong room for the most courageous.

1) The choice of the leopard print

There are many kinds of leopard print, and many of them can make it quite “cheap” or even vulgar. In order to choose your leopard print piece, you need to rely on quality prints. First of all, there is the typical leopard which is essential: it is spotted black and fawn on beige background more or less dark. There are also variants of the leopard but I advise you to retain only one: the gray and black version which has a side a little more relaxed.

The material plays a lot on rendering. Try to always favor the beautiful matte materials without effects. Avoid synthetic materials at all costs. I also advise you to limit materials too sexy like silk for example. Its too fluid side is not suitable for this print. The best is to opt for a simple material such as cotton jersey or cotton.

The leopard is an animal print! A good way to not go wrong when you choose it is to opt for nappy materials! And yes, no surprise. Pumps or ballerinas in leopard colored leather look much more impressive than in satin print, so think about it. You can buy it on Sexy Lingerie Xoxo Australia.

As for the cut, avoid at all costs the cuts too tight or even a little romantic. In order to tame the material, one opts for basic and purified cuts, without ruffles nor link in leather by pity! A t-shirt in linen a little boyfriend in black and white leopard print will be perfect.

A short trapeze coat with collar Claudine in a style a few 60s but definitely rock will also go to delight. Do not think too first degree and wear the leopard on modern cuts in order to master it.

With which colors to associate the leopard print?

With what colors can you wear these unique designs? Here is a small color guide so as not to make mistakes :

  • The leopard goes with all neutral and basic colors like: navy blue, cream, nude, white, anthracite gray …

Rental agreements: Everything you need to know before signing with your pets

A Mietvertrag should have the following information:

  • Contract period
  • rental price
  • Price of additional costs (heating, water, refuse collection, etc.)
  • Period of notice (usually 3 months)
  • Amount of the security deposit (and any interest it generates)
  • An agreement on re-decoration, when you arrive or when you leave, only decorations once
  • Conditions for rent increase
  • In the case of furnished rooms, an inventory of everything they contain (check in the presence of the owner that everything is in good condition. If not, make sure that the document is recorded so you do not have to pay for the damages when you go)
  • The rules of the house (which also establishes which repairs are the responsibility of the owner and which you have to pay).

Once signed the contract both parties are legally bound by it. Despite being long and complicated, before signing, make sure you have read and understood the contract. Keep in mind that the German owners expect the contract to be followed exactly (which applies to any contract signed in Germany). However, there is legal protection that limits the validity of certain clauses of the rental agreement (generally in your favor).

If you do not understand a clause in the lease or you feel that an unusual condition is being stipulated, ask for advice from a friend, colleague or teacher who is German. You can also join the local Mieterschutz-Vereine (tenant association) for immediate advice and professional help. If a dispute arises between the tenant and the landlord the Mieterschutz-Verein can represent the interests of the tenant. When you have been a member of the Mieterschutz-Vereine  for a few weeks, you will be protected by a legal expenses insurance policy that will cover all the problems that may arise in the area of ​​leasing.

There are Mieterschutz-Vereine offices in most cities and towns. In addition to direct legal advice they also offer information brochures on rental contracts. You can find your local association in the directory under the titleMieterverein or you can contact the

Deutscher Mieterbund – DMB (National Association of Tenants):
Tel. 0221 / 94077-0
Internet: .


Most owners require a deposit ( Kaution ) as a guarantee, which is refunded when you leave the apartment, along with the interest you have generated. However, if there has been damage to the premises of the property, the owner has the right to withhold the amount necessary for the repairs.

By law, the deposit can be the equivalent of up to three months of rent ( Kaltmiete ) plus a 16% VAT. However, many homeowners only require the equivalent of 1 or 2 months of rent. The landlord must ensure that you receive the full amount of interest for the entire period. The deposit should therefore not be paid to the owner but must be entered into a joint bank account with interest. In this way you prevent the owner from keeping the money against what was agreed upon and you will also earn interest. Your bank will give you detailed information.

Rent and community expenses

The rent ( Miete ), is the amount paid to the owner every month. This is the Kaltmiete (cold rent) plus additional expenses such as garbage collection, cleaning of the house and street, heating and water. All these expenses together are denominated Warmmiete (hot rent).

The additional costs depend on the apartment and its location and are detailed one by one in the contract. Additional costs like heating, gas, water and electricity usually depend on personal consumption and are paid monthly based on a predetermined fixed rate. The counters are measured annually and you are reimbursed or you are charged the difference depending on how much you have consumed.

Other additional costs, such as the collection of garbage, and the cleaning of the street and house; Depend on the size of the floor. In some cases, especially on old floors, this also applies to some of the individual expenses mentioned above. For example, if a house lacks an independent gas meter for each apartment then the total cost is divided among all apartments proportionally to their size.

Many owners require that the rent be paid by automatic bank transfer or direct debit, usually specified in the contract. Some landlords require you to have insurance to compensate them for damage to your property or the property of the neighbors. These policies cover personal effects ( Hausratsversicherung ) and liability to third parties ( Haftpflichtversicherung ).

Rules and regulations (Hausordnung)

A lease also contains general rules that apply to you as a resident tenant. In large apartment buildings with numerous tenants these standards can be set separately in a Hausordnung (house rules). Among other things, these usually stipulate that between 10 pm and 7 am, and between one and three in the afternoon, excessive noise is prohibited. In some cases they also regulate End of lease cleaning Melbourne who are responsible for cleaning common areas such as stairs, porch and basements, on specific days.

Consider these rules as part of your contract; Failure to do so gives your landlord the legal right to kick you off the floor. Although surprising for foreigners coming from less-regulated countries, do not be surprised if your opening party prompts claims from your new (and very enraged) neighbors. Depending on the character of your neighbors this can come A Frenchman told us that his landlord sent him a letter threatening to evict him because two of his neighbors had complained that he did not recycle the garbage.

In charge of the house: In houses with a certain number of tenants, there is often a Hausmeister (manager) and a Hausverwaltung (manager). The manager and the manager are responsible for everything working properly and dealing with repairs.

Winter and street sweeping services: If there is no manager or manager, residents are legally obliged to remove ice and snow from the front of their home during the winter. This is usually indicated in the lease. As it is an obligation of the tenants to remove snow and ice, they will be responsible for all damages that occur in case of breach of said obligation. In some areas the streets have to be swept once a week.

Pets: those who may or may not have pets on the floor should be consulted with the owner and form part of the lease. If a tenant wants to bring a pet to the floor where he or she lives, you should consult the lease or your landlord to make sure it is allowed. Pets include dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, etc.

Period of notice

There are certain periods of notice valid for leases. They apply when one of the parties wants to terminate the contract, although the owner can not terminate the lease without a reason.

The legal period of notice in an indefinite lease is three months. The longer you live in the dwelling the longer the period. Any different conditions must be stipulated in the contract or in a separate document. In some cases the owners will want you to sign a contract that is valid for a predetermined number of years. We have heard of a case where the landlord established a 5 year contract and tried to force the tenant, who wanted to rescind it, to keep it for the entire stipulated period. We recommend that you never sign a lease under these conditions, but if you see yourself in this situation you should immediately contact the local tenant association. In many cases these contracts are not allowed and therefore are not legally binding.

Redecoration (Rennovierungsarbeiten)

Your contract must stipulate who is responsible for redecorating and when. The redecoration includes things like painting the walls and replacing the carpet. Many homeowners do not want to redecorate before a new tenant moves in and then require the tenant to do so. In this case you have two options:

  1. You redecorate the apartment when you arrive. In this case the apartment has been delivered without redecorating ( unrenoviert ). Therefore you are not required to redecorate when you leave and it is your decision whether or not you want to do it when you arrive.
  2. Redecorate the apartment when you leave. In this case, the apartment must be delivered redecorated (for example, with newly painted walls), giving you the advantage of not having to do this when you arrive. In this case your contract will stipulate that you must redecorate before leaving, or you risk losing your deposit.

Since it is more fun to redecorate an apartment in which you are going to live than one you want to go to, many people prefer to rent apartments without redecoration. This also gives you the advantage of redecorating the apartment in the way that you like.

Flaws and responsibilities

Before you move to a rented property, arrange an appointment with the owner to inspect for any damage (scratches, smudges, worn or broken parts, etc.). Take note of everything, even if it seems insignificant, or you will be charged for all repairs or you may not be refunded the full deposit when you leave. The list of damages must be signed by the owner and you must keep it.

When you leave you should meet again with the owner or manager to check for damages and damages. If the apartment is in a significantly worse state than when you started your lease, the landlord can withhold part or all of your deposit. Otherwise, they must prepare a transfer document stating that the apartment is delivered without damage or damage and that the deposit must be reimbursed in full.

It is advisable for a German friend or colleague who is familiar with the transfer procedure to be present at the meeting and to ensure that there is no linguistic misunderstanding.

Another important part of your lease is the list of the keys that have been delivered to you. Be sure to receive all the keys that are mentioned in the document. If you lose a key from your house you will be responsible for having all the locks changed, and if you lose the key to a common area you will also have to pay for the keys for the neighbors as well. Be careful, you can not simply make copies of the keys in a store since many modern laves are numbered and you need a permission from the owner to make copies.

Dog House Security Locksmith: 4 Easy ways to protect your home

Housebreaking is a scourge and is seen as intrusion and rape of families’ private lives, so it is important to protect and protect one’s family and property from this type of mishap.

Beyond the reinforced and armored lock installed by professional locksmith melbourne here are 4 practical and simple tips to secure your home:

1> Dog at home

Think of getting a watchdog that will not only be a plague for burglars but also a playmate for your children. The dog by its barking far more than by its bites will make flee the most reckless burglars.

2> Cards to avoid

For holidays or anniversaries, avoid placing the big boxes of your latest 3D LCD at 2500 euros or the cartons of your MacBook Pro on the outside, prefer the cutting and packaging of these boxes for the Render indistinguishable in order not to tempt apprentice thieves.

3> Doors and windows

Think of checking that all your windows and doors are closed and secure, the majority of burglaries are done through windows or doors left open or badly closed. It is not because a window is difficult to access – on the upper floors – do not close it

4> Alarm Prevention

Think of adding alarms for your doors and windows, there are for some years alarms at very low prices and which do not require important work. These alarms of houses can be asked by beginners without even calling a professional locksmith .

Pets on board

If you want your pet to travel with you, we invite you to use the shuttle service in the cabin or in the cellar, depending on the case.


  • Request this service in our call center when you make your air reservation and up to 24 hours before departure of your flight. This service is subject to quota availability , the number of pets accepted on each aircraft is limited.
  • Save time and buy in advance the service for the transport of pets in a cabin in our sales offices or travel agencies. Acquire it when making your reservation or 24 hours before departure of your flight.
  • In Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Spain and the United Kingdom, you can also buy this service in advance in our call center .
  • You must comply with the sanitary requirements of the origin, places of connection and destination, as appropriate, and carry the sanitary inspection certificate issued by the authority of each country.
  • The service fee applies only per way.
  • The rate varies depending on the country from and to wherever you fly.
  • The service does not apply to reservations with deltanet airlines and / or code-sharing, only applies between TACA Internacional, Lacsa, TACA Peru, Avianca and Aerogal.

Keep in mind

  • We accept dogs and cats and in domestic flights in Colombia small ornamental birds are accepted.
  • We do not carry exotic live birds, species protected or in extinction, in cabin or in warehouse.
  • To travel with your pet as carry-on luggage is necessary that there is enough space to accommodate under the chair located in front of you.
  • The service is available for all routes except for transoceanic (flights to Spain or United Kingdom).
  • You should carry the briefcase for transporting your pet. In case you do not have one we can sell it, this service is subject to availability. At the moment, for flights to the interior of Ecuador we do not have briefcases for sale.
  • Your pet must remain inside the briefcase during all phases of the flight.
  • For more information about some health requirements for pets see the tab: Travel Permits.
  • Animals must remain with a collar, strap, and muzzle (unless their morphological characteristics prevent them from using the latter) during the time they are at the airport and outside of their container.
  • For domestic flights in Colombia it is required to present the vaccination certificate or certificate, signed by a veterinarian where the professional registration number is indicated.

We only accept one briefcase per passenger and with one pet inside it. The following indications must be met:

Weight of the pet
(including your briefcase)

Dimensions of the briefcase

10  kilograms (22 pounds)

Pet height: 20 centimeters

90 inches (35 linear inches)
Length 40.6 centimeters + width 27.9 centimeters + high 20.3 centimeters (Length 16 linear inches + width 11 linear inches + high 8 inches linear)

Only soft cases that can be accommodated under the passenger seat and that conform to the dimensions described above are accepted.


Service Restrictions

  • Dogs and cats less than 8 weeks old are not accepted for cabin transport, because of their size they are more vulnerable to dehydration during flight. Keep in mind that the number of allowed minimum weeks of a pet to enter a country may vary according to the regulations established by the destination; For such reason, we suggest you to inform yourself first.



It is usual and on the other hand very easy not to differentiate well between these two Nordic races that occupy us in this post, and whether we tell you what the main differences will continue to be difficult to differentiate them correctly, in fact in the Mushing that is currently considered a Sport, but it has been and still is, a form of Nordic transport characterized by the use of dogs (Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky) and skis, which is used to move on snowy surfaces quickly, there are people who can not differentiate yet A Malamute or a Husky is pulling the sled.
In the appearance of the dog it is possible to emphasize that the Husky is a very proportioned corporal talking dog, which reflects a balance between speed, resistance and force, nevertheless the Malamute, is a dog with a much more powerful appearance, thus providing the dog resistance and strength.
This allows each to perform different functions, the Husky will allow us to drag lighter loads at higher speeds while the Malamute will drag loads much heavier and over long distances.
As for its size and weight, there are also differences since the Malamute usually measures about 10 centimeters more in both males and females and their weight can exceed in more than 10 kilograms to the Husky.
Another of the most obvious differences that we could observe is in his head, since the Alaskan Malamute is large in relation to his body and also has a broad snout, while the Husky has a middle head in proportion to his body.
If we look at the heads of both we would find another difference that helps to distinguish them … they are their ears !, usually both are medium in size although compared to the Alaskan head, they look small, being triangular, with the tips Rounded and widely separated. While the Siberian are also triangular but located very high in the head and less rounded than the Malamute, you can check a Medium list here.
Finally talk about his temperament and character, Alaskan Malamute is affectionate and friendly to people, as is the Husky who is also gentle and outgoing, however the Malamute is calmer than the Husky, which is a very active dog. Another significant difference is that Malamute can be very dominant with dogs, especially if they are of the same sex, whereas the Husky is not usually the same.
There are other characteristics that differentiate both races but are very specific and difficult to appreciate, such as tail, feet, top line, expression …
Could you differentiate them now? We hope that these notions will serve to achieve this.

Best carpet for dogs

You know you’re a dog lover when your carpets elijes based on what best suits your dog.While it is true that a little wear four-legged traffic can take toll on your carpet, there are many options to consider, to give your dog a red carpet treatment.

Unstained . Try to invest in carpets using innovative stain resistant technology.You need to look for carpets made from cleanable materials such as stain resistant (olefin) polypropylene. This means that the spots will sit on the surface of the fiber, and can safely be cleaned with a bleach – based cleaner.

Hair out of place . It is not a bad idea to use it as inspiration scruffy when choosing the best color of the carpet. Your goal here should be to match the hair color of your dog, so that when moulting season arrives, these hairs lost will not be as visible as they would in a contrasting color.For example, do not buy a pristine white carpet, when you own a dark dog like a Labrador, Doberman or Rottweiler.

Outside the bonds . Pay close attention to the fibers of the carpet you choose before making a commitment. You may want to skip the carpets are thread loop, because they can capture the clutches of the pet, while frolicking happily around the house. Moreover, these nails can unravel the ties that cause damage to the carpet.These problems can be easily overridden by choosing a carpet cut pile, loop without fibers, and being diligent in cutting your dog ‘s nails on a routine basis.

Red carpet treatment . A soft carpet gives your dog pampered, with a comfortable walking surface and a comfortable place to sleep, and if you have itching, you can also enjoy bowling and rub her back on the carpet. For dogs who like to play rough, a carpet also provides a nonslip surface and a soft landing area all tumbles. Best of all, if you own dogs that love to complain and howl, a carpet can increase the sound absorption capability of your room, especially if you add a cushion under the carpet.

Hidden under the carpet . Carpets can do much more than give your home a comfortable and aesthetically appealing look, check it here website., but there are several things that companies carpet do not want to know. For example, you can not be aware of the fact that new carpets emit several chemical compounds known as volatile organic compounds, which can be harmful to pets with sensitivities and allergies. If you are worried about this, ventilates the carpet before installing and look for a carpet with Certification Green Label Plus .

7 films of dogs that are sure to thrill

Only those who have had a pet dog know the loyalty and devotion that these animals profess their owners (whether he deserves it or not). There are HD Movies that have managed to portray the intrinsic characteristics of dogs brilliantly and without being excellent films, all have managed to move us to tears.

Here are a selection of 7películas about dogs that will thrill you (unless you’ve never had a dog … or you’re dead inside).

No. 7 Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)

Young Angus ( Jesse Bradford ) finds and adopts Yellow , a farmer with congenia quickly. Later, Angus is lost during a storm, being stranded on an island in British Columbia with their dog. While rescue teams looking for the boy, he is forced to survive in the forest along with Yellow, hunting, collecting fruits and facing both the elements and wild animals. When Angus is rescued, Yellow falls into a river, but returns home days later, where Angus expected.

# 6 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Based on a children ‘s book by Sheila Burnford, follows the story of three animals: Chance , a puppy American bulldog; Sassy , a Persian cat, and Shadow , an old golden retriever. The three pets are left by his family on a farm because they had to travel for several months. Shadow, guided by loyalty to its owner (the eldest son) decides to go look, so the other animals accompany him back home.Along the way they have several adventures, crossing with wild animals and dangerous situations that further strengthen their friendship.

# 5 Marley & Me (2008)

Based on the autobiographical book by journalist and columnist John Grogan(played in the film by Owen Wilson ), about life with his wife Jenny ( Jennifer Aniston ), the beginning of his family and adding to home Marley , a Labrador retriever extremely restless, noisy and destructive (though never with malice).What begins as a family comedy, gradually acquiring a highly dramatic character when portrays the life lessons that inadvertently transmitted the dog who, over the years become part of the home.

# 4 The Plague Dogs (1982)

Based on a novel by Richard Adams, about two dogs ( Rowf , a farmer, andSnitter , a terrier) escaping from a research laboratory. Being released, the animals remember their former lives as domestic dogs, but they are persecuted by their former captors, who spread the false news that dogs are contaminated with some kind of contagious pathogen. Snitter Rowf and moral dilemmas exposed by having to kill cattle to feed as they remember the cruelty to which they were subjected in the laboratory.

# 3 Arano Sakebi no Koe: Howl, Buck (1981)

Based on the novel The Call of the Wild by Jack London , follows the life of Buck, a big, strong dog is stolen and sold ending in Alaska, where sled dog become.With each new owner, Buck becomes a different, more distrustful, fierce and aggressive animal because of the mistreatment of their masters the subject and wildlife of the pack of sled dogs. It is finally in possession of an explorer and prospector who protects and loyalty and affection is earned, while exploring its primitive side next to a pack of wolves.

# 2 Old Yeller (1957)

Based on a book by Fred Gipson about a family of farmers and settlers from the West who adopts Old Yeller , a semi – wild dog. Over time, Yeller family affection, mainly earns Travis ( Tommy Kirk ), the eldest son, who was not excited about the pet. During an attack on the farm by a rabid wolf, Yeller protect your home and family, but is injured and spread of rabies. Knowing a potential danger, Travis must make the painful decision to sacrifice his pet.

# 1 Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Remake of a Japanese film based on a real case. Professor Parker ( Richard Gere) adopts Hachi , an abandoned train station puppy, Parker took the train every day to go to work and back in the evenings. Hachi begins to go to the station to meet his own and quickly becomes known among the locals. After the sudden death of Professor, Hachi never stops going to the station to await the return of their master, as the people around you can not help but be moved by the loyalty of the dog to its owner.

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Does your home need a dog door?

If you have a fenced yard, a door for dogs can be a comfort for your pet. Let your four-legged friend and out of the house as you need it, without you having to see you involved. This can be especially useful if you are away from home for long periods of time during the day.

Installing a dog door may sound like a good solution, but before you buy one, there are some things you should consider.


Install a pet door takes a little work, but you can do it yourself. According to  Consumer Affairs*, there are many types of doors with many levels of difficulty of installation – although most are not very complex. The dog doors that you can install yourself include:

  • Sliding door inserts: inserts glass dog doors fit into your sliding glass door, bolted to the frame and can be secured using the lock on your sliding door says *. The disadvantage of these doors is that they do not have much insulation discusses the Consumer Affairs *.
  • Folding doors: These doors are usually installed on a wall or door and include a plastic cap to block the opening. They also have coverage that you can slide over the top to close the door when you do not want your dog out. The  New York Times* indicates that you can install the door yourself if you have a jigsaw.
  • Automatic doors: These are similar to the swing doors in terms of installation, but technology helps provide additional security indicate Consumer Affairs. * Chicago Tribune * commented that the door can slide up and down or the lid can be opened by a signal sent by a computer chip or a transmitter on the collar of your dog. If another animal (or person) without the sensor tries to enter, the door will not open.


If the convenience of a dog door strikes you, keep in mind these precautions to help prevent wild animals or intruders from gaining access to your home:

  • Placement:  The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors  (NACHI, for its acronym in English) * recommended to place the dog doors away from the main doors so that the handle can not be reached through the opening.
  • Height: if your dog is large enough, install your door at least five inches above the ground to prevent smaller animals reach the opening recommended Consumer Affairs.
  • Lock: If you choose a dog door with a sliding cover, be sure to close the door during the night, Contact this site for a locksmith.
  • Accessibility: NACHI suggests you get an electronic pet door if you’re concerned about safety, because only your dog will be able to open it.

Energy loss

Saving electrical energy can be another aspect to consider when deciding whether a dog door is right for you. Because a pet door is opening to the outside, you can let the cold air or hot exhaust indicates the Alliance to Save Energy  (ASE, for its acronym in English) *. This can lead to energy bills larger and perhaps an uncomfortable atmosphere in your home.

Fortunately, ASE also indicates that dog doors can save electricity and provide isolation through an airtight to help block air exchange seal. Or you can opt for double folding doors that provide an extra layer of protection.

A dog door can be a great comfort for you and your furry friend. But, before choosing one, make sure to get information and select the one that best fits your needs.

3 Human banned drugs for dogs

There are a number of homeowners who decide to self – medicate your dog , with medicines for humans! If it is dangerous to medicate the dog with veterinary medicinal product without consulting the veterinarian, imagine how dangerous it can be to human medicines for our pets … Well, there are still owners that any suspicion of fever, pain, etc. decide to give your ibuprofen dog, aspirin, paracetamol … So I want to use today’s post to alert the number of owners to end these dangerous practices: any medicine you want to give the dog it must be consulted with the vet .

human drugs for dogs

The toxicity of these drugs in the body of a dog can be very serious, hence its use should be avoided. Why so serious? For as humans are able to be removed by the liver and kidneys medicines, dogs do not, therefore, imagine the suffering of important organs like the liver and kidneys.

What are the 3 human medicines most commonly given to dogs and their consumption should be banned?

  • Ibuprofen . Ibuprofen is an anti – inflammatory very commonly used by humans, some very excessive use by us and many owners decide to give your dog to this complaint by a stroke, toothaches, earaches, etc. Toxicity occurs when exceeding 5 mg per kilo, and poisoning symptoms ranging from vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, to kidney failure and even death.
  • Paracetamol . Acetaminophen is a pain reliever widely used to reduce fever and reduce pain, so, some owners decide to paracetamol their dogs to any of these ailments. Paracetamol toxicity occurs from 100 mg per kilo dog and can lead to liver problems for weeks.
  • Benzodiazepines . Yes, but believe it or not, there are owners to reduce the anxiety of their dogs when left alone at home or owners need to be quiet at home without the dog is too hyper, they give them pills to reduce anxiety, to help to sleep. The problem? Dogs do not respond as individuals to benzodiazepines and a completely opposite state is achieved: more agitated, suffering from heart palpitations, panic and may even suffer kidney problems.

The perfect excuse for these owners is they have no money to go to the dog medicines experts and decide to solve them by themselves, totally ” so far I have not given and nothing ever happened .” Maybe, it is that these owners are waiting for something to happen to stop giving these drugs.

A simple call to the vet center is enough to learn which give the dog to any ailment, before deciding for ourselves medicate the dog. Remember that they do not metabolize medicine like us, and what can be beneficial for us, for our dogs can be the opposite.

Which oral care for your dog or cat?

As with many diseases, maintenance and monitoring of your pet’s teeth used to reduce the risk of disease. Gingivitis, stomatitis may well be the result of a lack of oral care. Small dot on the risks and daily gestures to an animal with teeth.

“More than 80% of dogs older than 3 years have the tartar on the teeth or suffer from periodontal disease (destruction of the gums and the bone). This observation should lead to an examination of the oral cavity in each veterinary consultation”, stated by the Dentist Melbourne of Freedom Dental Australia.

The cat is also concerned with dental conditions. As the dog, he may have plaque (especially affecting the back teeth) causing inflammation of the gums ( gingivitis ) or a steatites if the first signs of inflammation are not cared for.

Finally, note that between 20% and 75% of cats develop what is called a dental resorption: holes appear in the tooth, which is covered by the gingiva. It is very painful for the animal and tooth extraction is often necessary. An annual check is recommended.


What are the right moves to adopt?

As for humans, it is advisable to brush dogs and cats daily, using a brush and special toothpaste. A gesture of hygiene that prevents dental disease and should be started early in the life of the animal used for puppies and kittens.

If it is difficult to brush an animal every day, know that there are other ways for the maintenance of teeth, as chews or a special diet.

Moreover, a thorough cleaning and descaling remain the best ways to find a healthy mouth to an animal suffering from periodontal disease and halitosis (bad breath): the scale is removed and periodontal pockets are cleaned under the gum . An annex X-ray may also highlight disorders of the teeth and roots that are not visible to the naked eye.


The animal is in the image of his master as for humans, it is recommended to have a daily oral hygiene and visit to check the condition of the teeth and gums once a year.

The dog and heat: tips to combat high temperatures

Dogs are equally sensitive than humans to dehydration and heatstroke . However, they have an added difficulty regulating their body temperature lack the ability of humans to perspire. For this reason, we must be especially careful when climbing grades. We know then some necessary to protect our dogs from heat measures.

How to act when the dog suffers heatstroke

A dog can survive the lack of food, but if it loses more than 12% of water from its body, it may die

Speed is critical in saving the dog’s life whose temperature reaches 43 ° C. You get off body heat as soon as possible and for that, you have to put him in a cool, him wet with cold water, put ice on his head and abdomen and offer water to drink slowly.

In this extreme situation, “the dog can be soaked with alcohol because it evaporates quickly, helps the body temperature falls faster , ” describes Juan Antonio Aguado, air conditioning repair Florence SC.

Prevention against the consequences of heat

To avoid the consequences of heat in our pets, it:

  • Not going out to exercise or walking the dog during the hours of more heat.
  • Ensure that the dog is always clean and fresh at your disposal, water throughout the year, but not hot. A dog can survive the lack of food, but if you lose more than 12% of water in your body can die. If the dog drinks a lot, even more than usual, nothing happens, because the easily removed. You just have to restrict water if the dog vomits a lot.
  • If you notice that the dog is very hot, refresh the body and head with water.
  • Air conditioning is also suitable for dogs. If you have chance to have it, the dog will thank you.
  • Trim the fur if it is very long, but do not leave too short, since the hair protects the dog both cold and heat. When the animal has a “undercoat” (additional layer of hair), has better protected your skin from inclement weather. This is the case of the Nordic breeds such as Siberian Husky Spitz or, although these dogs suffer badly in the heat, as their morphology and coat are prepared to withstand cold better than heat.

Heatstroke in the car

Most heatstroke in dogs occur in cars. We often think that, for a few minutes with the car in the shade and a half – open window, the dog is not in danger. But nothing further from reality. In just a few minutes, the car becomes a deadly trap for the dog. The vehicle can reach temperatures exceeding 50 ° C in hot weather and the dog suffer in these circumstances a rise in body temperature that will endanger your life.

“Do not serve too many cases every year of dogs suffering heatstroke by high temperatures, but when we receive them, are animals that arrive in critical condition or do not survive,” says Manuel Lazaro, veterinarian Mirasierra Clinic in Madrid.

Symptoms of heat stroke in dogs

The dog reaches a body temperature between 42 ° C and 43 ° C enters a critical phase difficult to overcome. Symptoms that may alert the dog has a too high body temperature are dizziness, feeling that the dog is sick, breathing hard, pants, can not walk, loses balance, tachycardia, elevated temperature, congested mucous membranes, vomiting , diarrhea and, sometimes, shock or unconsciousness. Once the dog enters this dangerous phase, we must act quickly because if we wait to get to the vet may be late. We must try to stabilize him before going to the query.

Dogs most at risk at high temperatures

Dogs that are flat , as the French Bulldog, the Boxer or Pekinese and animals suffering from overweight and obesity or cardiac or respiratory failure , are particularly susceptible to heat stroke. This is because they lack proper cooling capacity, making it easier to reach more than 42 ° C.

Under normal conditions, the body temperature of the dogs between 39C and 38C

Puppies (before year old) and very old dogs are also groups susceptible to heatstroke and other health complications due to high temperatures. Puppies have an immature immune system and its cooling capacity is not 100%, as in the case of an adult dog. The very old dogs (from 11 years) can not maintain adequate body temperature as easily as young dog. Be especially careful with them when they start high temperatures.

Difficulties to remove heat

The first heat waves are a prelude to the high temperatures that summer holds. When you start, it’s time to take action to protect our dogs from the heat. These animals do not have the same facility for cooling humans because, says Juan Antonio Aguado, ” they lack sweat glands to remove heat through sweat and only they can do it through breathing and panting.”

Under normal conditions, dogs have a body temperature between 38 ° C and 39 ° C, so “have little room when your temperature rises and can quickly reach 41 ° C or 42 ° C, a point where they reach the heatstroke and can die” , explains Juan Antonio Aguado.

One hundred and odd tiger dog malware associated denied included

Tiger rare hundred dogs included with the same malware Editor ‘s note declined: Since Qihoo 360 guards (360safe) security users “a hundred dogs” plug-in leaves the door open to doubt their reputation “software malicious counter “questioned, odd tiger suddenly became hostile to this by the odd tiger Hong Zhou, chairman of control behind the scenes” 100 dog “blacklist includes malware, sacrifice” of a hundred dogs “360 guards security also asked to wash the shameful stain. In order to completely disassociate themselves with hundreds of dogs, Qihoo hundred dogs yesterday formally included in the list of malicious software, plug-ins from the previous level of killing to manslaughter high level WP malware removal service. Qihoo spokesman incredible tiger has no association with a hundred dogs, and no interest involved.Recently, an anonymous user, a company called “list of martial arts” of the Internet company Qihoo president Zhou Hui investment, control of the plug-in, called hundred dogs (, and any installation of a said computer plug hundred dogs aslong as the demand for inputs in the website Baidu and Google search, relevant ads will become a show dog hundred advertisements provided. The Post said: “Zhou Hongli one hundred dog plug abruptly Baidu and Google in their own workers.” In the Baidu search, and the “hundred dog” related to the keyword “Uninstall hundred dog search, hundreds of dogs how to delete, delete hundreds of dog” breakdown 5.3, users of malware often use clean assistant, super rabbit, etc. . will be “a hundred dogs” is defined as malicious software, while Qihoo 360 security guards are not defined as malicious software …

A Dog DJ makes you dance with her incredible scratch “VIDEO”

DJ dog

This dog owned by a member of wedding dj melbourne group not only seems to have excellent hearing, but also has all DJ relaxed attitude, as if the public did not care.

And yes, the dog probably is not doing the trick, only the scratching -Identify sometimes it’s good to see a video without analyzing all the details and just enjoy.


Two Alaskan dogs look after the baby

A YouTube video of two dogs Alaskan malamute that mimic a baby crawling as he makes his way down the hallway of his house has been rated as “very cute”, so be careful not to keep watching this if you still it is at work and not prone to smile at work.

Two Alaskan Huskies a leg to tracking technique lend baby

Screenshot / YouTube video Kenji Chen

The video made by Kenji Chen has already been viewed 265,000 times according to Huffington, and shows the two dogs called Brown Sugar and Rice candy following an adorable little baby; however dogs are shaking down the aisle in a crawl after the baby move and crawl.

The mother of the baby, nicknamed maple syrup declared purpose of the video is to show how pets and babies can be best friends.

Did I mention that both dogs are rescues?

The American Kennel Club describes Alaskan malamutes as very intelligent dogs that are very athletic, loving and kind. They are an athletic breed and require daily exercise, and their thick coats prefer colder climates.

Kenji Chen has other YouTube videos with dogs skating and cycling and how to buy views on youtube.

Take a break from your day and watch the video. It is sure to delight.


There is nothing better than having a dog as true protagonist in a film. For this reason putlocker has decided to collect the 10 stands best movies and talking about them so you can remember them, because many are part of our lives, and morever, you are able to watch all your favourite movies for free online at


The real name of this giant St. Bernard was Chris.


Eight Below poster.jpg

Eight Below is a 2006 American adventure drama film based on Antarctica by Toshirô Ishidô, Koreyoshi Kurahara, Tatsuo Nogami and Susumu Saji. It was produced by Patrick Crowley and David Hoberman, directed by Frank Marshall with music by Mark Ishamand written by David DiGilio. It stars Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, and Jason Biggs. It was released theatrically on February 17, 2006, by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States.


The real Lassie who worked in the first film was called Pal and in deliveries following their descendants staged it.


In the film spots them and this adorable dog infected treads, which appear on the glass of the car appear and disappear in one sequence to another.

Superagente K-9

The role of Jerry Lee was played by a dog named Rando.


MILO is the dog that came with Jim Carrey in this fantastic film. It plays one much larger role in the movie of the “son of the mask” but in this we worship it.

The Artist

Jennifer got to have a star on the walk of Fame with its footprint, the performance in this film.

Los Simpsons

Santa’s little helper is one of our favorites in the first chapters of the series in Spain is known as the buttons of Santa.


Launched in the United States thirty-five years, ten months and two days after the original 101 Dalmatians (1961) film.


This is without doubt a Top Ten “movie dogs”. Reno, has survived to a film with Chuck Norris.

La dama y el vagabundo

Walt Disney wanted to cut this scene from the two dogs eating spaghetti, because they believed that it was absurd that two pets were eating pasta Bolognese. Thank goodness that, in the end, never got it to eliminate the final production because we love to us and our dogs.

Fitness training for dogs

Pet gimanasio

Embark on creating a fitness center pet as this market is one of the largest in our country


Exercise is a very important for the health and quality of life of our pets factor. In addition, it is proved that if the animals do not move and discharge energy naturally, is stressed.

Today, overweight is common in these household members, especially in big cities. This is because many times the owners are too tired to take them out for a walk or just do not have the time to do it, so they end up locked up, without performing any physical activity, moving only to its most essential tasks. In addition, they are pampered with excess ofreciéndoseles continually food  and all sorts of goodies.

The obesity in pets causes a series of joint discomfort or dysplasias, and other cardiac problems, respiratory or hormonal imbalances. And it’s not an easy issue to deal with , because, for example, if a dog climbing a kilo a week, you need a month to lower it ; while slimming five kilos, you must sweat a full year. That is why that emerged specialized gyms in pets.

In Mexico, 80% of households have a pet. According to the latest population census, 40% of Mexican households own a dog; and only 9% have a cat.

This confirms that this and all related businesses the world of mascots represent a great business opportunity.

This idea to make money is to create a company able to offer a service specialized exercises for pets.

The main objectives are: fitness and strengthening muscles to keep them healthy; and rehabilitation, after suffering an accident or illness, private training gym NYC.

It is recommended that you equip your establishment with treadmills, stairs and obstacles to jump;besides using balls of different sizes for balancing exercises. The use of these devices should be guided personalized way.

You will be very useful, and more attractive to your customers, if you design a catalog of specialized routines for each type of pet, his sufferings, physical contextures and ages.

In addition, you can supplement your conditioning service with the delivery of education courses for puppies. For this it is necessary that you have 1 or 2 experienced teachers in training . You can group your students into small groups, which do not exceed 10.

If you get the capital to install a pool in your gym, you have to worry about controlling the cleaning water and not cause contamination between healthy and infected pets. To prevent this, be sure to use disinfectant to kill any bacteria. On the other hand, as your center will aim to provide rehabilitation, it is recommended that you use water in the pool is warm, because it is very beneficial for muscle activation.

If your services are able to improve by far the relationship between animals and their owners get prestige and additional value for your business.

The Pet’s Health Organization recommend to improve your dog’s intelligence , not just physical health

Everyone knows to exercise the dogs physically , but we forget intelligence, memory and determination. Dogs have the instinctive need to adapt to the environment in which they live, this can be stressful but they are prepared psychologically and adaptability skills, memory and reaction are undeveloped. Through various games and intelimax iq we will make our dog exercise your mind and have fun. With these exercises also our dog, whether adult or puppy, increase your ability to solve problems get.

The first thing to keep in mind when playing with our dog, is that whatever the game, we are in control, we are who decided when it begins and when it ends. One of the exercises that encourage mental ability is “steeplechase”. This test helps the dog to solve the problems that arise and motivates him to get the prize.  The steeplechase can knock down two chairs on the floor and put them together, forming a barrier. Leave the prize on the opposite side to that is the animal, as he looks at us. When everything is ready, we will let the dog solves how to get the prize. Instead of two chairs, we can put any equipment or furniture that allows the dog go around, go under or above.  We can complicate the exercise adding obstacles, timing the dog to ever faster or saying by orders that road must follow. With this kind of evidence we could increase the determination of our friend. Also, with this type of games / exercises, we can test the ability of our dog sports like agility. The hideout hide a prize behind furniture, while the dog looks at us. After the dog will draw the room and leave him in about 30 seconds later. Our dog will remember the place where we have hidden their prize and find it .The waiting time outside the room may vary. The aim of this game is to exercise the memory of our dog while we had fun. The trilero This game will make with the help of three goblets large enough for our dog’s can grab with his mouth, but can not be swallow. We begin with a single goblet and we will incorporate the rest as our dog guesses right. While our dog is watching us, we will place a premium (bacon, sausage …) under the bucket. Then he let go and find out. This game increases the ability to solve problems and determination. It is important to remember that we should not get angry because our dog take longer to do an exercise or not get it . It may not be a good time to do these exercises. We must find the right time, in which he is attentive and downloaded some physical energy, but is not exhausted. It is advisable to make these games right after our dog has eaten, because it will not show interest in the awards. We also need tocomplete each of these exercises with praise and good words, that our friend’s related to something fun and good for him. Surely this type of testing stimulate our dog and help us keep learning with him. (Any toy that we use must be of sufficient size so that our dog is not what can swallow and is safe from drowning)

The foot care of your dog: the dog nails and pads

Daily dogs run, jump and play, activities which over the years are generated wear on the dog’s legs, specifically on the pads. Our dog’s paws must care because their health depends on them. According to doctors from Newark Foot Doctor, the most vital parts that must care for your dog’s paws are nails and pads .

Dog nails

  • At the root of the nail of the dog are nerve endings and blood vessels grow as fingernails grow.
  • They grow and eventually wear or filed naturally while walking, play, run, etc. on hard and rough surfaces like the floor, sidewalk, pavement. Therefore it is important to exercise your dog.
  • You must not let the dog’s nails grow too because they can cause you discomfort and pain when walking, and may even hurt someone unintentionally (when playing).

When to cut dog nails?

If you notice or hear a particular sound when your dog walks, it’s time to cut them.


Cushions or pads and dog

  • They help to maintain balance.
  • Function as shock absorbers in the jumps.
  • They provide flexibility evenly distributing the weight on each pad of the finger movement.
  • Protect bones and joints of the legs, preventing cracks and other damage.
  • Isolate heat and cold, helping to regulate body temperature.
  • They are thick and rough, allowing them to withstand difficult ground conditions.
  • The pads are composed of numerous nerve endings.

dog paws

Common problems in the dog’s paws

  • Bite, lick or chew the legs can often indicate an allergy.
  • Color change in their pads, usually easily reddening, blistering or burns due to high temperatures on the surface of the tread surface to the dog.
  • For cuts in the leg, be careful the kind of surface they walk the dogs. They should wash the affected areas well and apply some antiseptic cream and put some gauze around the leg and cover it so that you are not quite too soon.
  • Cracks, cuts or infections, it is advisable to apply some cream or oil on the pads to ride again.
  • Limp or refuse to walk. Because the dog steps on any surface as dry soil, small stones or thorns, these are housed between the pads and double check and clean the area.
  • Foreign objects lodged in the leg. Carefully remove any foreign objects and check such returns to walk the animal.

Remember to consult your veterinarian, who better than him to help determine the problem and take proper remedy for your pet.

dog paws

Tips to care and protect the dog’s paws

  • Cut dog nails when they touch the ground.
  • Trim the hair protruding from the pads.
  • Periodically clean your dog’s paws with a cloth soaked in hot water, removing all residues and finally dry thoroughly, removing any excess moisture.
  • Inspect the surface on which stepped on the dog and make sure it is free of sharp objects, thorns, gum or anything that is dangerous to walk around the city is safe for our friend. In any case, after walking, should review their pads for possible sores or wounds that heal there.
  • Combine asphalt areas with green areas in the city walk the dog protects the pads.
  • Not all soils or surfaces are equal to the dog’s paws, begins with short walks to suit your dog.
  • Use appropriate creams and balms to hydrate pads.
  • Provide accurate baths as part of their routine daily hygiene habit is another essential not only to care for their health but also the health of your pads.
  • Give a massage with some frequency in the legs.

In any case, not all surfaces are equal and soils (sand, rocks, snow, floor, grass, dirt, etc.), some materials are more aggressive than others for pillows dog. It is advisable to start the animal walks by soft and gentle, grassy and damp areas. Examine your dog’s feet regularly and performs this routine as a preventive checkup will help you prevent and identify minor issues before they become problems severe, your dog will thank you. I invite you to make us your feedback and we platiques if your dog has suffered any of these problems and what was the solution, participate!

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