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My Yorkie puppy “Lucky” refuses to enter the vet clinic

My Yorkie puppy

I took my Yorkie puppy “Lucky” to the vet clinic for microchip implant, he refuses to enter the vet clinic due to his previous experience with the vet. isn’t he cute?

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The Borzoi Dog Breed Facts And Information

The Borzoi is a native of Russia. The appearance is elegant, tall and rather like that of a Greyhound with a silky longer coat. The original ancestor is most likely the dog known centuries ago as the Steppe Greyhound and the Borzoi retains many of the characteristics of this “sight hound”. Russian nobility cherished this breed for its qualities of perseverance and endurance on the hunt. The Borzoi is a breed that would give chase, surround and worry the wolf until it could be brought down by the hunter.

The breed in the United States has become a favorite in the sport of Lure Coursing. Of course it is also well known as an exotic looking breed in the Conformation ring, being a member of the Hound Group. In fact it retains the hound instinct and is being used more and more in the western states as a natural coyote hunter.

The Borzoi can have a coat of many colors, there are no specific restrictions. The coat should be thick and luxurious except for the face and the fronts of the legs which should be smooth. This is a breed that should have the appearance of refined elegance and its manner and movement should be graceful and balanced. The ears are fold over and the muzzle should have a distinct “Roman nose” appearance. The dog is tall (26 to 28 inches at the withers) and should have a very deep chest. Loins should have a distinctive arch, so that the dog can run with great speed and length of stride at a gallop.

This ability is of course necessary because of the original function to hunt and bring to bay the wolves of ancient Russia. Furthermore this type of build allows for easy flexibility for quick turns. Form should follow function and in this case, regardless of the picture of beauty that this dog presents, it should be a dog which is able to carry out its original purpose. The total picture of this exotic looking breed should be that of aristocratic elegance coupled with especially graceful and free-flowing movement.

The Borzoi is not often considered as a pet. One can often see the Borzoi pictured in magazine photos as a hound walking with a fabulously dressed lady…but in truth it is not a dog for the inexperienced owner. It does have a streak of independence, as do most hounds. Many hound breeds were bred originally to run with a pack and therefore do not have the typical temperament of working breeds that functioned with humans as their pack leader.

The Borzoi should be trained early or he will be aloof and will not regard his owner as his Master. Furthermore they have the strongly rooted instinct to give chase and should be kept confined when outside. Free exercise in a fenced in enclosure is preferable to daily walks, as this dog needs a great deal of exercise . He will not be satisfactory as a pet in an apartment situation.

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Pet Care Tips Specifically For Dog Owners.

When you own a dog, you have a ton of work on your hands. From brushing their fur to feeding them, you need to keep on top of all of their needs. That said, this article will teach you all about what it takes to keep your dog happy and healthy.

Make sure your house is free of doggy danger. Take the time to tour your home with an eye for safety before you introduce your dog to your home. Secure the trash can, stow way all medications and put away your regular cleaning supplies. Certain plants are toxic, and it’s best to move them, too.

If you are planning to take your dog on an extended car-ride, talk to your vet about motion sickness medication first. Avoid feeding him before setting out to prevent queasiness and vomiting and make sure you buy him bottled water if you are traveling to any destination that is known to have issues with water quality.

If your dog is coming along on a family vacation, keep a picture of him handy or take one using your phone. In the event that he gets separated from you, you have easy access to a current photo to put on flyers that will help identify him.

Always be prepared to pick up after your dog with a scoop and bag. Although most people think that this is simply a polite thing to do so that others don’t step in it, your dog’s excrement is actually hazardous!

It contains a bacterium that can contaminate local supplies when it washes through to ground water.

Not everyone is good at training dogs, so quit trying if you see things are not going as well as planned. Instead of beating yourself up about it, get in touch with a trainer in your area. Since they have more experience with dogs, it may be much easier for them to train yours.

Research a particular breed of dog you may be interested in before bringing him home. Lots of people make the mistake of falling in love with a type of dog, then find out later that the animal isn’t really for them. Chihuahuas, for example, are a trendy type, but very difficult to fully potty train, especially in colder climates!

Now that you understand the undertaking of owning a dog, you should feel confident in the fact that you can now provide for your pet fully. When he pees on the floor, forgive him. When he barks at the moon, bark with him. And when he gives you a big kiss, return the favor!

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7 Success Tips On How To Pick A Westie Puppy

I have to be honest at the outset here. I never thought I could warm to a small Westie ie. I always preferred the larger type of Dog.

However since I was outvoted by my 2 sons and my wife, we obtained our Westie puppy called Pepper at the age of 6 weeks. At that age, you couldn’t but like him. He was so cute and cuddly.

However he has completely won me around and now I adore the litte monster. The standing joke in our house is that when I ring up home, the first thing I ask is “Has the Westie been fed?”

If you need good company, a loving, smart and funny dog, then look no further than a Westie. By taking care of them and giving them your love, you will receive the same love and affection back many many times over. They are also so loyal and devoted to you.

Your West highland terrier puppy or dog, will bring a smile to your face every time you get back home after a tiring day. So lets begin to find out about these heart steelers.

I know how busy life can be with family and work commitments, but I hope the following success tips can help you in picking your west highland terrier and make sure that it right for you.

No 1: – Buying a Westie will bring a major change to your life. Ask yourself if you are really prepared for that, especially if you’re already dealing with babies, kids going off to school, divorce, relocation or returning to work.

No 2: – Owing a dog requires many things, i.e. considerable time invested, money, patience in training, enough attention and exercise for your beloved pet.

No 3: – Among the costly sides of this ownership, please consider regular visits to your vet, annual vaccines, heartworm testing, monthly year-round preventive, spaying/neutering.

No 4: – Make sure you choose a dog that matches your lifestyle, by studying the breed’s history, talking to dog owners and breeders, surfing the Internet, reading books and magazines on dogs, consulting with your local all breed club, boarding kennel or veterinarian.

No 5: – You can find a responsible breeder from the parent club website for your location, at a dog show, or from the local club; details from your phone book or local library.

No 6: – It is strongly recommended that you contact the Parent Club first, since they have access to a greater number of breeders and specific information on the breed you’ve chosen.

No 7: You need a responsible breeder because they always breed to improve the health of the breed, they know their stock, study pedigrees and do extensive health screening.

They will kindly answer your questions and help you with a lot of advice and useful information. They also want their dogs to be in good homes.

They have an active history in shows or other competition, and should be involved in a club or rescue activities. They will provide as a contract with health guarantees and papers for registering your puppy. Breeders’ expertise enables them to avoid skin disorders and any other genetic problems in their lines. They can also instruct you on the do’s and don’ts with your Westie.

Disclaimer; Any information contained in this site relating to various medical, health and fitness conditions of Westies or other animals and their treatments is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own veterinarian. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing the health of any animal. You should always consult and check with your own vet or veterinarian.

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Maintaining your puppy

From puppy vaccinations to grooming and treatments, here’s all you’ll need to know about puppy care.
Before vaccinating your puppy, two things need to be done to ensure your puppy’s medical visit goes smoothly:

1) Carry out a complete medical examination.

2) Deworming, eight days before the vaccination is given.

It is mandatory to vaccinate your puppy at the right time. You have to wait till your puppy is at least 2 months old for him to be vaccinated. If the vaccine were given any time before, it would be of no use, as the maternal antibodies will neutralize the vaccine.

The best age for the first vaccination is when your puppy is eight weeks old. Since it is the first time, two injections need to be given, with a gap of 3 or 5 weeks apart.

The next round of shots begins only a year after the first vaccination. These are known as Booster shots and they need to be renewed regularly according to the vaccine used, the puppy’s age and the current law.



Clean your puppy’s eyes and ears regularly. Use puppy-cleaning products such as an ocular solution for eyes and lotion meant for cleaning ears. Follow the instructions of the cleaning procedure carefully for best results.


Protect your puppy’s teeth from the formation of dental plaque, by brushing his teeth regularly. This will help prevent gum inflammation and foul breath. A natural remedy is kibble, when your puppy crunches on kibble it has a natural brushing effect.


Brushing your puppy’s coat regularly will get rid of any unwanted parasites. Use shampoos adapted to your puppy’s skin only. Human shampoo must not be used on puppies as it causes the skin to itch. Special puppy shampoos are now available in the market. These shampoos have a low acid content and do not cause your puppy’s skin to itch. When you use soap, made for humans, on puppies you remove a protective oily layer, which protects your puppy from the cold and rain.


How often you bathe your pup depends entirely on his lifestyle. Active puppies need to bathe more often to remove dirt, ticks and fleas since they are exposed to pest more than other pups that stay indoors. Use anti¬tick and anti¬flea shampoos to remove ticks and fleas.


Measure can be taken to prevent transmission of internal and external parasites. While internal parasites are those which are found in soil and meat, can be transmitted from the mother to the puppy by simple contact between two pups, external parasites such as ticks and fleas are found outdoors and capable of transmitting diseases from one puppy to another.


Deworming should be done every 6 months for a puppy. Monthly de¬worming until the age of 6 months should be done. Ask your vet for the best advice on the latest products and treatments available for puppy care. For more information, visit Royal Canin.

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Parson Russell Terrier Puppy And Dog Information

The Parson Russell Terrier or better known as the Jack Russell Terrier, is a small happy dog that loves to play and hunt. They were bred as fox hunters so they need to be extensively socialized with other pets. They may fight with other dogs but they were pack animals at one time so this trait depends upon the line and individual. They need a lot of exercise so a properly fenced in back yard designed for escape artist digging dogs is best. They need to be under control when outside because they may take off after a scent or adventure. They are generally good with active kids. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the Parson Russell Terrier is 12 to 14 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 14 to 18 pounds. The female ranges from to inches to the withers and to pounds.

*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Parson Russell Terrier is no exception. Be on the look out for inherited eye diseases, dislocated knee caps and deafness. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.

She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.

*Grooming. The Parson Russell Terrier has a smooth or broken double coat being short, dense and harsh with little or no hint of kink. She should be brushed regularly. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.

Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.

Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet.

*Life Span. The Parson Russell Terrier can live between 12 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.

*History. The Parson Russell Terrier comes from Great Britain, the south of England to be exact, where they were used for hunting the European Red Fox, sometimes in packs. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1998.

Some Registries:
*UKC United Kennel Club
*NKC National Kennel Club
*CKC Continental Kennel Club
*APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
*AKC American Kennel Club
*FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
*NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
*KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
*ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
*ACR = American Canine Registry

Litter Size: 4 to 8 Parson Russell Terrier puppies

Category: Terrier

Terms To Describe: Lively, bold, alert, hyper, friendly, clever, courageous, tenacious, playful, affectionate, athletic,

Good watch dog.
Does well in hot climates.
Love to play.
Very affectionate.

Poor guard dog.
They are barkers.
They are diggers.
They will take off after a scent.
Need an experienced handler.

*Other Names Known By: Jack Russell Terrier,

*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.

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The Doberman Pinscher And The Facts And Advice you Deserve

The Doberman Pinscher is a relatively ‘young’ breed of dog. This mixed breed dog (Doberman Pinscher have Rottweilers, Thuringian Shepherds, Greyhound, Great Dane, Weimaraner and German Shorthaired Pointer in them) was created by German tax collector Louis Dobermann in the 1860s after his many travels to crime-infested towns. He wanted to breed a watchdog that could easily handle any situation that might arise. The resulting breeding produced a dog that has strength, stamina and boundless energy.

Average Doberman Pinscher males will stand 26 to 28 inches tall and females 24 to 26 inches. Their weight will average 66 to 68 pounds and Doberman Pinschers will live about 13 years. Most Doberman Pinscher coats are black with rust and markings of red. Some Doberman Pinschers are born all white (albino). There is some disagreement if this indicates future medical problems. The hair is short and smooth, needing minimal grooming other than the occasional brushing and bath.

Doberman Pinschers shed less than other breeds, thanks to this coat. Doberman Pinschers are intelligent and like to please their masters. They develop close relationships with their family, but can be stubborn. Firm and consistent training and correction is a must with this breed, and not just from the master.

All people who come in contact with a Doberman Pinscher regularly must not be afraid to assert their position as the alpha. Doberman Pinschers make excellent watchdogs and guard dogs, and are often times used in law enforcement. Their desire to please their master and loyalty makes them a good family pet. However, they are not always the best choice with children. While Doberman Pinschers enjoy playing with and protecting children, some of the boisterous yelling and sudden movements children make can be interpreted as a threat by a Doberman Pinscher and it may attempt to defend itself.

Doberman Pinschers have a lot of energy and need to exercise at least once a day, but not in the cold, as they cannot tolerate it well. If given sufficient time to exercise, they may do all right in an apartment setting. Doberman Pinschers do have medical concerns. Some Doberman Pinschers can develop cervical spondylitis (wobbler syndrome) due to fusion of neck vertebrae and compression of spinal cord, Von Willebrands disease (an inherited blood disorder), obesity in middle age, bloat, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and congenital heart disorders.

In conclusion this is a great breed to own if the above information is not an issue, but as always if you are thinking of getting this breed please consider dog shelters and rescue dogs first.

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No More Tainted Pet Food: Using Homemade Dog Food Recipes For A Healthier, Happier Pet

There are many places to find dog food recipes if you are considering making your pet’s food. There are also important points to think about when you make their food like sticking to the recipe, talking to a veterinarian, and paying attention to how your dog reacts to the food.

Two common places to find dog food recipes are on the Internet and through your local veterinarian. The Internet is not always trustworthy though. You cannot be sure that someone who posted their own idea for a dog food recipe is the right meal for your dog. Some of the factors might include the type of dog that they have and the types of foods in the recipe. If the dog food recipes are coming from a credible place on the internet like an animal shelter, a veterinarian, or some other place you can trust then you most likely are safe to use the recipe.

The best place to find dog food recipes is through your local veterinarian. Your vet already knows your dog best. He or she knows their digestive tract and what kinds of foods you can start your pet off with and how you can transition your animal from traditional dog food to homemade food. Many veterinarians already have recipes they can give to you so you can go home and make your pets food. Working with your vet ensures the health of your animal.

Switching your dog over to homemade dog food is a big transition. Your animal may not take the food change very well at first. For instance, your dog may not seem as if they like it or they might not be eating as much. You will notice a change in their stools. Your animal may vomit for a couple of days because their digestive tract is not used to healthy food. Be sure during the transition your dog is getting plenty of water. One thing that might be recommended is that you slowly break your dog into the new dog food rather than do a total change at once.

When you make homemade dog food, even the vet will tell you not to change the recipe. You might think you are being creative or making your pet happy by adding bacon grease to the mixture, don’t. You also should not substitute foods within a dog food recipe. Stick to the recipe. If the recipes are too expensive for you then you might not be able to afford feeding your dog homemade foods. Many people have made their animals very sick by not properly cooking the foods to save time or substituting foods to save money. For your dog’s health, stick to the recipes.

Dog food recipes are fantastic when you find them from the right sources. You should only trust your veterinarian or a reliable source for a recipe and you should follow it exactly. The purpose of making homemade dog food is for your dog’s health. So you should follow the recipes and pay attention to how your pet responds.

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The All-White American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog or Eskie is a breed of dog that is of Spitz type and which has been developed originally in the United States. It belongs to the Nordic line of dog breeds and is very popular as a sledding dog across North America. This breed is also often mistaken for a German Spitz but the two have been differently developed for over 100 years.

The three varieties of the Eskie are the toy, miniature, and standard. The heights of these varieties are: 9 to 12 inches for toy, 12 to 15 inches for miniature, and 15 to 19 inches for the standard. An Eskie that stands below 9 inches or above 19 inches is considered disqualified according to breed standard.

The body of the Eskie is described as compact in build and slightly longer than tall. It has a double coat that is water resistant and which serves as a protection against cold temperatures .Its ears are small and thick and are cold-resistant too, while the coat hangs slightly thicker around its neck and chest, making him look like a lion.

Additionally, the hind legs and behind of the Eskie are also lushly covered with dense coat while its tail is feather-like and freely sways behind its back. The only acceptable colors for this breed are white and white with biscuit cream. Keeping the coat of the Eskie requires brushing and combing twice weekly but during its shedding season, twice daily is escalated to almost daily.

In the US and Canada, the Eskie is being considered as a superb house companion and a family pet. It is observed as very protective dog and it feigns to become a part of its human family. Since it barks as a signal that a stranger is approaching, the Eskie also makes a good watchdog.

This breed is highly intelligent, biddable, very energetic, moderately free-spirited and very eager to please. As early as possible, it is best for the Eskie to be trained in socialization in order to avoid shyness or misbehaviors in adulthood. Participation in dog shows such as agility and flyball competitions will take care of its socialization issue.

Because this dog is highly energetic, it means that it has excessive energy that needs to be utilized in order to keep him healthy mentally and physically. He must be brought out for daily exercise and the intensity should depend on its size. Although active and protective, the Eskie, won’t attack or bite on impulse unless it is being provoked.

The Eskie is said to have developed from modern breeds such as the large German Spitz, Italian Spitz, Volpino Italiano and more. These ancestor breeds came to the United States in the early 1900s with the European immigrants. In 1919, the Eskie was first registered as the American Eskimo dog under the American United Kennel Club and in 1995, it was officially recognized as a member by the American Kennel Club.