By: Helena Miles
This could sound scary, even inappropriate, but you can give your dog cannabis. Yes, you heard it right. But not just any form of marijuana and all of its compounds — it’s the CBD that is used for treating many animal and human health issues.
Cannabidiol, or commonly known as CBD, is one of 133 cannabinoids inside the cannabis plant, with a large number of medicinal properties. It is most often derived from hemp, a male marijuana plant, which is legal to cultivate and own in almost every corner of the world.
Scientists and vets have noticed that dogs have an endocannabinoid system very much resembling to our (human). That means that this specific cannabis chemical binds to the same receptors as on humans and has a similar, healing effects on our pups.
Unlike THC which makes people feel high and is even toxic for dogs, CBD is completely safe in all dosages. The only trick to it being super effective is to get the dosage right, which can take a bit of trial and error but poses no risk to your dog whatsoever.
To find out all there is to know about CBD and its effect on dogs (including the suggested dosages), check out this infographic made by Greencamp.
As you can see, CBD can be used for treating all sorts of dog allergies and skin issues, as well as arthritis and mobility problems.
Also, if your dog is afraid of, for example, fireworks and thunderstorms, CBD can help your pet feel more calm and relaxed and less afraid of loud noises, which could be a lifesaver in the holiday season.
You can buy CBD products for your dogs online or in your local pet store. Also, you can make your own DIY doggy treats by adding the right dose of CBD oil to conventional treats and even its food.
Hope your fluffy friend will stay healthy and happy with this simple natural and organic remedy.
By: James/Ultimate home life
The more we think about similarities between our dogs and ourselves, the more we realize that we're not that different. We're both affectionate beings and show that very clearly when we interact with one another at different times, we both love a tasty meal that satisfies our taste buds and keeps us coming back for more, and we can both have our fair share of devastating effects on the environment and Mother Earth at times.
Now sure, I know what you're thinking "how in the world can an innocent dog be harming the environment?".
And that's true, it's actually not the responsibility of the dog as much as it is the responsibility of their owner to be aware of anything their dog is doing that's harming the environment or any dog-related practices the owner is taking part in that also may be harming the environment, since dogs obviously can't make informed decisions on their own like we do.
So it's up to us, as responsible dog owners, to get educated on the issue and take any necessary steps we can to limit these negative effects.
Seeing that Earth Day is upon us, just as the case is on April 22 of every year, the topic of today's post is going to be about tips all dog owners can implement to be kind individuals to the environment around them, no matter where they are in the world.
Now now, before you go clicking off this page because you think to yourself "I can never go through all that effort, I'm busy already as it is!" - worry not, as you only have to be careful about a couple of things here and there and you'll already be 90% ahead of everyone else.
So have a look at the infographic I've shared with you below, see what steps you can start implementing right now, compose a plan to start implementing the other steps as you go, and share it with a friend so we can all become more responsible dog owners this Earth Day!
By: Jenny/Here Pup
We all love dogs. They are a perfect companion. Dogs are even better in raising children. Kids will surely love dogs as much as you do, or even more.
With the presence of dogs at home, kids learn how to build relationships. Even if there are no other kids at home, they can practice building friendship, which is essential later as they start schooling. The best part about having dogs as companions is that they ask for nothing in return.
They love playing around and they are also fun to be with. Unlike human friends though, dogs know how to love unconditionally. This is a perfect example for kids so they will also do the same thing when they grow older.
Another benefit is that dogs are good listeners. There is a tendency for some kids to feel invisible at school. They can’t easily make friends. They also have a hard time finding common interest with other kids in school.
By the time they reach home, they can just talk to their dog and everything will be fine again. They can share their personal problems and feel better after releasing their sentiments. Sometimes, kids have a difficulty of expressing their emotions. With a dog at home, they are able to say their feelings better.
Below is an infographic containing the information to convince you more that having dogs at home, is indeed a good thing for your kids. This is why when your kids start asking for a puppy, don’t deny that request.
By: Robert Michael
Feeding your dog with the right quality of food is very important for the health and active life of the dog.
Because the right food, in the right amount, at the right time will definitely help your dog in the digestion process and also boost the metabolism of the dog.
But, when you are training your dog, feed him the best meals full of nutrition!
Hence, he can enjoy long lasting life with an active mind, and give the maximum output of the training sessions!
Feed Your Dog with High-Quality Food to Make the Training More Effective
There are a lot of food options that are allowed to feed your dogs while during the training period. But there are some foods as well, that are forbidden to feed your dog. So, the knowledge is compulsory to gain! Here I am going to present the easiest way of illustration, that will consume your least minutes, but provide you the most information described well.
Use this amazing guide in form of the below infographic by LRM PETS, and achieve the desired health of your dog with the maximum learning ability!
Treat your dog like a king, always be careful about what he's eating. Because, whatever he's consuming, has a direct effect on his health. The better he eats, the better he learns! So, make your dog healthier, and get the training outcomes as you expect from your dog!
You may not know it, but your pet dog actually makes you healthier. For you, they are just pets that you have to feed, play with and walk around with. During the process, they have already helped you stay healthier.
Dogs are not just your best friends. Dogs can also be your fitness buddies. Take note that when you have a dog, you have to walk it to stay healthy. You can go to the park to play every now and then. You think that you are doing it for your pet, but you are also doing it for yourself.
The moment you start playing with your dog, you also do some physical activities. For sure, you don’t have a lot of time in your hands to stay physically active. Since you have a dog, you have no choice but to go outside and play.
You also become psychologically healthy when you have a pet dog. It makes you happy. Imagine going home from a stressful day at work. On your way home, you are filled with problems and you don’t know how to solve them.
The moment you see your dogs barking at you and licking your face as soon as you arrive, you feel better. You may not notice it, but they keep you mentally healthy. Without a dog at home, you will keep thinking of your problems and dwell on them until you sleep.
This is why you need to have a dog at home. Below is an infographic that compiles the benefits of having a dog to your health. You think that you are the one taking good care of the pet. In the process, you are the one being taken care of. This mutual relationship is something that you need in your life right now.
This post has been contributed by Jenny - HerePup
In many ways, dogs are just like human beings. This is true when it comes to food. Dogs can be as sensitive as humans with the kind of food they take. It can even be worse for dogs. They might have more allergies than you even it if seems like they can lick anything they see.
This only means that you have to be careful with whatever you put into your dog’s mouth. You don’t want to put your beloved animal at risk just because you are lazy to identify what is allowed and what is not.
Bananas for instance are usually thought of as unhealthy for pets. The truth is that they are perfect. This is true along with rice and carrots. They are totally safe. Not all fruits and vegetables have the same properties though. Some are deemed really bad for pets.
Walnuts and grapes are the best examples. They are seemingly innocent fruits and are really tasty. For dogs, they are poison. They might keep vomiting upon eating these fruits. If you are a huge fan of chocolates, your dog definitely should not. You have to make sure that you stay away from your dog when eating chocolates.
This only means that you have to double check whatever it is that goes into your pet’s mouth. You want to understand first the properties of these foods so you won’t have to keep seeing the vet.
To make it easier for you, we have compiled an infographic below. This categorizes foods depending on their safety as food for pets. The ones on top are considered totally safe. The ones on the bottom are to be avoided. Hopefully, this helps you in taking care of your pet.
This post has been contributed by Jenny - HerePup
Many dogs develop irritation and allergies to the chemicals in store bought shampoos.
The oils used in the following shampoo will help keep your pets coat shiny, at the same time repelling fleas and bugs.
Not all essential oils are safe to use on your pet, but the carefully selected oils in this recipe are safe to use, just be sure to take special care to keep out of your doggies eyes.
Make sure you use high quality essential oils. The oils used in this recipe are Ameo Clinical Grade Essential Oils, which is what I use.
The following recipe is one in a series of practical Améo Essential Oil uses from healthy lifestyle expert Karen A. Jensen
Ameo Dog Shampoo
What You’ll Need:
12 ounces water
1 tablespoon castile soap
2 drops Ameo Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops Ameo Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
2 drops Ameo Peppermint Essential Oil
2 drops Ameo True Lavender Essential Oil
1 glass bottle or jar
1. Combine all ingredients and shake well
2. Apply to wet fur, lather, and rinse.