A ketogenic diet has shown to prevent seizures in dogs that are suffering from epilepsy. Researchers recently put 21 dogs on trial and of all these, 7 achieved a 50 percent reduction in the frequency of seizures, while three got healed of seizures. It has been proved that less than one percent of dogs suffer from epilepsy, but this is also the most common disorders among dogs. If your pet is suffering from epilepsy, you might be wondering what the best diet to adopt is. A ketogenic diet might be a good option, but does it really work for your dog? Constituents of a ketogenic diet A ketogenic diet is made up of fat in high amounts and carbohydrates and proteins in little ration. The reason fat is added in high amounts is to ensure it is converted into ketones, which are used by the body as energy instead of carbohydrates. Since 1920s, humans have used ketogenic diets to treat epilepsy and now researchers have found that this method could also be used on dogs suffering from epilepsy. Why you should choose a ketogenic diet for your dog Apart from helping to reduce seizures in dogs suffering from epilepsy, a […]
Sometimes we are forced to look for pet sitters if you don’t have enough time, or in the case where we have to resume our official duties. Finding someone trustworthy and with good experience to take care of your pet is not easy as there are so many people who are out there to take advantage of people’s needs for their benefits. Some individuals claim to know pet sitting job, but they don’t whereby they end up neglecting your dog. So how can you avoid all the above negative things happening to you and your dog? Tips on how to avoid bad pet sitters. Do your research There is a huge difference between a hobbyist and a professional pet sitter. This is because a hobbyist usually works on part times, or they do this as a fun activity, but a professional pet sitter works a full-time job. They have enough training on how to handle a pet and also has a license to prove that indeed he or she is a professional pet sitter. So make sure that you do enough research and hire a professional pet sitter. Some companies advertise their services online, and for such companies, you can […]
As an animal lover there is no doubt dogs probably have a special place in your heart. Not only are dogs full of love for their owners, they are playful and protective. Most dogs would die for their owner and will always care for them no matter what happens between the two. This unconditional bond is something almost impossible to find with any other two living things. With all this amazingness that dogs offer it’s a good idea to give back to these wonderful animals. Here is 5 easy things everyone can do make their dog happier. 1. Let them roam free, walking a dog is great and there is no doubt they love it. But letting them off leash in place they can run and be free is priceless. More and more dog parks are built all the time just for this reason! 2. Take off the collar, dogs hear a much broader amount of sound. The little jingles and jangles can drive a little doggy nuts. Letting them roam without a collar in-doors will make then happier and feel more free. 3. Get them snacks and bones, dogs love to chew stuff up and treats make them feel special. […]
Surprising Food Favourites for your Dog One of the common questions vets and people that deal with animals are asked on a regular basis is whether food ‘x’ is okay for the dog to eat or not. Luckily for dogs and also for us most canines are able to eat the foods we do and even some of the ones we wouldn’t expect. Here are some foods that their fines for dogs to eat that are perfectly safe and healthy. Peanut Butter Dogs can eat peanut butter, though it may seem surprising to a lot of people there is no real issue with eating this food. Some people may thing that it’s unsafe, however natural peanut butter is perfectly fine for a dog to eat. Just be aware of the high fat intake and the high sugar content of some sweetened version – a little goes a long way, but it’s perfectly safe for a dog to eat it. Pears Dogs actually love pears, and they are both healthy and nutritious for dogs. The only concern with eating a pear is that you cut it up and remove the seeds. If you don’t do this your dog could get ill […]
I love how we are seeing dogs get more into Vegetarian foods. My dog personally loves carrots even better than some store bought processed meat snacks. It’s also great that they cost about 2 cents a piece. He is also super healthy even after eating some very strange stuff from living all over the world. Now it’s been proven dogs can eat bananas, this is an excellent source of nutrients and easy to digest. Just keep in mind if they eat too much, some stool might come out a little faster than normal. For the full article on dogs eating bananas please click the banana link. Some great stuff in this article is how not to feed them the banana peel and the right amount of banana for them to eat.