This can lead to a condition known as bacterial endocarditis, which is an infection of the heart valves. Bacterial endocarditis can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, lethargy, coughing, and difficulty breathing. It can also lead to serious complications, such as heart failure and sepsis.
In addition to bacterial endocarditis, poor dental health can also contribute to other heart-related conditions in dogs. For example, periodontal disease can cause inflammation throughout the body, which can increase the risk of heart disease.
So, while there is a link between dental health and heart health in dogs, the exact nature of this relationship is still being studied. However, taking steps to maintain your dog's dental health, such as regular brushing and professional cleanings, can help reduce the risk of dental-related heart complications and make those puppy kisses much more enjoyable. Here are our suggestions for improving the oral health of even the most difficult dog:
In closing, remember to always be patient and gentle when introducing new dental hygiene practices to your dog. With a little effort and consistency, you can help keep your dog's teeth healthy and strong and reduce both bad breath and the chance of more serious medical issues.
Keeping your CKCS busy is essential for effective training. It facilitates easier crate training, lessens destructive behaviors like chewing on shoes & furniture, eases teething discomfort, and provides a distraction from nipping or barking. It's best to have a toolkit of options on hand when training a puppy and then switching things up to keep things interesting.
This may seem like a big list, but it will likely take some trial and error to determine which methods will work for your puppy. Something they didn't love? Donate any stuff your puppy doesn't use or love to your neighborhood animal shelter so they can be given to puppies in need.
Here is the list of supplies we keep on hand::
CRATE TRAINING - Making the crate or pen somewhere your puppy likes to go is vital to crate training. It should be a safe area and provide some stimulation to cut down on boredom, barking, and whining. Feeding your puppy in the crate, while also offering stimulating treats, is one simple method to make that happen. Look for durable items that can be offered unattended when shopping for crate training items. Avoid anything that could choke your puppy (for example puzzle pieces or small toys), and never utilize rawhide (inside our outside of the crate). Here are our best recommendations on Amazon:
GENERAL CHEWING – Dogs chew for various reasons, such as boredom and teething. Determining the cause of your dog's chewing may assist you in selecting the ideal toy or item to reduce or eliminate the need to chew personal items. Additionally, increasing activity and mental stimulation through training is always the greatest remedy if your dog is just bored. These are a few of our preferred options for cerebral stimulation and teething:
TRAINING TREATS – Training your puppy is fantastic because it stimulates the mind and helps control undesirable behaviors, but also strengthens the bond between you and the puppy. The secret to successful training is to determine a reward that's meaningful to your puppy. For most pups. that's treats. Many dog treats include unhealthy substances and other items that could hurt your puppy, so please only train with high quality (preferably single ingredient) treats.
Try several of these treats to find one your puppy truly appreciates. Here are some of our much-loved treats, but don't be shy about trying other homemade goodies like deli meat, ground beef, etc.
Although the focus of this post has been on pups, we use every product here for our adult dogs too — we just size up on some Kong-style toys and don't cut the goodies in half! Best wishes on keeping your dog busy.
WANT TO LEARN MORE - See our other post related to this topic on WORKING FOR FOOD.
You want the best for your dog as a pet parent, and that includes the treats you offer them. Treats are a wonderful way to encourage good behavior, express love, and give a little extra nutrition and attention. However, the greatest treats for your dog can be tough to choose because wide varieties are available. Let's look at the factors you should take into account while selecting the best treats for your dog.
The ingredients are the first and most crucial factor to take into account while selecting a treat. Avoid foods with artificial preservatives, tastes, or colors, and seek out delicacies produced with real ingredients like fruit, meat, and vegetables. High-quality protein-based treats are wise because they give your dog critical nutrients and promote their general health.
Sensitivities & Allergies
It's crucial to select treats free of the ingredients your dog is allergic to if they have any food sensitivities or allergies. For instance, pick treats made with rice or potatoes instead of wheat if your dog has a grain allergy. Ask your veterinarian for advice if you're not sure about which ingredients your dog is allergic to.
Appetite & Size
Like us, dogs have diverse preferences, so picking a treat your dog likes is crucial for training. A treat that your pup enjoys and anticipates eating will work far better as a reward. Choose a reward that is simple to consume when it comes to puppies. While your dog chews on the treatment for a long period, they frequently become distracted and leave your training session. Ensure the goodies you are feeding your dog are the right size because treats shouldn't make up more than 10% of their daily caloric intake.
Treats are made especially to address the needs of dogs with special requirements, such as those who are overweight or have dental problems. Low-fat and calorie treats or ones that help clean your dog's teeth can keep your dog healthy and cheerful.
The appropriate treats can have a significant impact on your dog's general health and happiness. While making a decision, take into account your dog's allergies, sensitivities, and nutritional requirements and opt for treats created with high-quality ingredients that are devoid of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. With the correct treats, you can show your dog your affection while rewarding good behavior and giving them the nutrition they require.
LINKS TO OUR FAVORITE TREATS:
Sojo's Freeze Dried Meat Bundle
Dried Beef Liver
Beef Lung Bites
Dehydrated Chicken Breast
ON PAWTREE: (Please see our post on feeding your dog PawTree here)
Freeze Dried Chicken Liver
Freeze Dried Duck and Mango
Freeze Dried Beef Liver
We like using the Kong to train and entertain puppies. Read more about Kongs and training here.
Some of our puppy owners are unsure of how to utilize the Kong and specifically pique a puppy's interest in playing with it. We also hope to avoid owners using the unhealthy options for Kong stuffing offered in pet stores.
Here are a few basic tips and recipes to get you started on Kong stuffing, and to give you the confidence to start developing your own recipes.
TIPS FOR BEGINNERS:
• Begin by using your pet's own food in the Kong. When the dog is hungry and eager to work for his or her food, provide the Kong BEFORE any meal. This aids with the puppy's conceptualization. You might want to start with high-quality kibble in the Kong if you feed soft food.
• Once your puppy has a basic understanding of the idea of struggling to retrieve his or her food from the Kong, make it more challenging by inserting an edible plug for them to figure out before getting the food. Depending on the size of your Kong, you might want to try a blueberry, some peanut butter, some cheese, or even a reward that you can shape, like Little Jacks Dog Training Treats.
• Once your puppy has mastered the fundamentals of a Kong, you may start getting more inventive. Use the following to maintain your dog's interest:
These are only a few suggestions to assist you in Kong stuffing. Don't be scared to try out several recipes to identify a few personal favorites for your CKCS. Just be mindful of the extra calories and sugar, and think about giving your dog's stuffed Kong when ensuring they have a balanced diet.
Have a preferred Kong recipe? Please share it with us in the comments!
Were you aware that May is National Pet Month? Well, Amazon is commemorating it by introducing its very first NATIONAL PET DAY, featuring some fantastic deals on all the essentials (and many of the things you just want) for your furry friend. However, not all items are great deals or suitable for your pet, so we'll assist you in distinguishing between the two.
You can trust us to guide you in the direction of the best sale goods whether you are still waiting for your LierChonPoo puppy or already own a dog. Please remember that many of these things will run out or expire today (May 2) just because they are on sale. Here's how to handle it cleverly:
So let's start the buying fun with the suggestions from this morning.
Odor Eliminator: Pet owners experience odors. This ODOR ELIMINATOR has a wonderful citrus aroma and can save you up to 52%. Please be aware that buying two goods at once will maximize your savings, and really, how much odor eliminator can you ever have? Get one bottle first, then add the one with the UV flashlight, which is what we advise (click here). Although these flashlights don't always work perfectly, they do assist you in finding places where your puppy might have a potty that you weren't aware of.
Snuffle Mat: These are fantastic methods to keep your dog or puppy busy. They're a lot of fun to use with our pups. Read more about Snuffle Mats in our blog article if you're interested: WILL WORK FOR FOOD to realize why this is an excellent investment!
Basic Grooming Set: Even if you get your puppy professionally groomed, you still need to have some basic grooming supplies to deal with unexpected tangles, mats, or dingleberries (sorry, it had to be said). This simple grooming kit is of good quality and is almost half off.
Food Puzzle: Our blog post titled WILL WORK FOR FOOD also discusses a wonderful enrichment activity for your dog. A wonderful enrichment activity for your dog is also discussed in our blog post titled "WILL WORK FOR FOOD." They need to be watched over because puppies can escape and devour or choke on small pieces, but they're still a fantastic method to keep puppies occupied or slow down dogs who eat quickly!
Pooper Scooper: Save more than 40% on this top-rated pooper scooper. These breeds do best in smaller sizes.
Car Seat: While this car seat is not the one we usually recommend (it is on our puppy's WISH LIST), it is a great deal on a similar model. Please ensure that you have a top-rated car seat for your puppy and only use it with a harness, as all puppies need to be properly restrained in vehicles.
Outward Hound Products: Explore the excellent deals available today at the Outward Hound Store on Amazon. Consider the sizing carefully, as many of these items are for larger dogs. The products we advise are the Interactive Puzzle Toy, Small Hide A Squirrel for dogs, and the slow feeder bowl. We'll be keeping an eye out to see whether they sell life jackets today as well!
Single-Ingredient Dog Treats: You are aware that we only suggest healthy dog treats and that they are rarely on sale. Some can be found HERE! Our dogs adore the chicken, but we're sure they'd enjoy all the varieties as well!
Plush Dog Toy: A quality plush dog toy that costs less than $3 will be added to the shopping cart.
CHUCK IT: We adore the little CHUCK IT Balls for our puppies, and they are now on sale. Spend less when you buy two!
Crate Bedding: These MidWest crate beds and liners aren't the most durable we've ever used, but they'll do the trick, and at this price, it's simple to buy a couple so you can wash and replace them as necessary. Choose a size that suits your crate; different colors and sizes have varying sale pricing. However, some are up to 50% off.
DEALS ON LUNCHTIME LIGHTING (THESE WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY):
8 PACK PUPPY TOYS
FOOD STORAGE SYSTEM
Grooming Gloves: We adore wearing grooming gloves for both our pups and dogs. Although we haven't tried them, this brand is well-reviewed and a fantastic midday deal.
Healthy Jerky Treats: With just two ingredients and origins in the USA, the HEALTHY JERKY TREATS brand from Amazon is a top contender in the jerky category (China chicken jerky has proven dangerous).
Freeze-dried chicken: is a favorite of our dogs and young puppies. Excellent food topper for fussy eaters, training treat with only one component, etc.
Puppy Playpen: This pen is a good option at a reasonable price for people acquiring a new puppy who would prefer more space than a crate.
Himalayan Yak Chews: It's extremely difficult to get them on sale. For the medium size, which fits fully grown Cavaliers, Cavachons, and Cavapoos, this is a great deal.
THIS EVENING'S DEALS:
Generic SNUGGLE PUPPY (for bringing a new puppy home): A dog with a heartbeat & heat is an excellent way to help your new puppy get used to spending the night alone in his or her crate. This is a less expensive, generic version of the product we usually suggest, but it appears to have just as positive reviews.
BULLY RINGS: Take advantage of this 40% discount on bully rings. More items from the same brand are being sold similarly. We're providing a few of them in bulk!
Bissell SPINWAVE Pet Robot: This robot vacuum was designed exclusively for pet families, and it is currently on sale, similar to Black Friday. We're dying to try it, but we already have a Roomba running around here. Although we already have a Roomba roaming around, we are desperate to give it a try. This might need to be in your shopping cart if you have (or intend to get) a Cavalier who sheds a lot.
Treat Dispensing Toy: We have a variety of these toys, but at $3.21, we will try this one too!
Floating Toy: We adore the concept of a floating toy if you have a dog that enjoys swimming and/or fetching. We will test one out & report back because, throughout the summer, we let our dogs play in superficial pools!
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