One myth regarding dogs is that “Not all of dogs shed.” FALSE. Even “Non shedding” and “Hypoallergenic” dogs such as Poodles, and Bichons shed. The only difference is that some hair actually hits the floor, others cling to the live coat and are removed by brushing. There are many reasons why dogs shed. Heredity, seasonal changes, hormones, environment, and nutrition are all factors in why dogs shed and how much they shed. We can’t do much about controlling seasonal changes, and hormones, but there are a few things we can do in controlling a dogs environment and nutrition. Keeping a pet’s stress level to a minimum definitely helps. Stress is a trigger for excess shedding in many dogs. Nutrition is also a huge factor. A dog that is not getting the proper vital nutrients in their diet will show deficiency in their coat and skin. Feeding a high-quality diet is a key element, but also supplements containing omega-3 and fatty […]
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The position and the movement of your dog’s tail tells a lot about the state of mind of your dog. 3 Tail Positions : 1.) high (confident) 2.) neutral ( a relaxed/ happy dog) 3.) low (submission) Your dog’s tail wagging motion and speed gives insight to your dog’s state of mind. 4 Happy Wagging Motions 1.) large wags at a moderate speed ( happy to see you) 2.) small wags at a moderate speed 3.) small wags at slow speed ( happy/content) 4.) small wags at fast speed ( happy) The wag you should be concerned about is a slow and small rhythmic movement. Your dog is not sure and is ill at ease. Your dog needs to be redirected immediately before your dog lashes out.