Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dogs help students to fight with stress!

Students from Canadian University in Halifax have an unusual chance to relax during the exam. Perhaps you will think that it’s silly and funny, but they really can enjoy a special "room with dogs", where they can play with the dog therapists. The popularity of this place provide a long queue that lined up on the first day of its operation.

The tutors from the university, says that the idea to open a special room fell into one of the students. The idea is to give students a stressful exams respite. The organizers, including remembering that a large proportion of students leave their dogs in the family home, they decided that in relaxation classes will participate dogs imported from outside. They have experience in therapeutic work and dealing previously with many unknown people. 

In the first week of students could play with the Dalmatian, Labrador retriever, Golden retriever and weighing more than 80 kg St. Bernard. At the university didn’t hung any posters informing about the action. Note about it appeared only on Facebook. Although it's the first class there are 500 applicants.

Whether the dogs actually help students combat stress, whether they are just another attraction sure we'll find out soon, when the university will conduct thorough research. Dogs have certainly calming effect on people. Remember that they often are used to work with autistic or disabled children and they are great in this role. The question is whether students actually after playing with the dog will be less stressed exams and whether it is beneficial to their learning outcomes. Time will show! What do you think about it? Isn’t a good idea?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jewelry for dogs!

People dream of luxury. Women love gold rings, diamonds, pearls and other precious stones. Men love gold watches. Jewelry companies have huge profits from the sale of luxury jewelry. As an example we can mention about a company called Trollbeads in Denmark. In Los Angeles there is a so-called Jewerly District. There are about 2,500 jewelry stores that generate profits about 2.5 billion a year! Jewelry companies offer  not only jewelry for men but also for dogs. An example would be a company - I Love Dogs.

Company I Love Dogs offer for example a luxurious necklace from the collection of  “La Collection de Bijoux''. This necklace is called - Amour Amour. This necklace is made of white gold and has around 1500-1600 diamonds. The largest of these diamonds has 7 carats. Closure of the collar is made of genuine leather crocodile. The price of this necklace is approximately 2 000 000 dollars! The company also offer cheaper types of necklaces. For example, the collar of emeralds for 900 000 dollars!

It’s very likely that I will never in my life have so much money. It’s also probably that any dog will appreciate this collar. Although a luxury for dogs is becoming more and more popular. Dogs have their nannies, go to yoga and learn in kindergarten. For example, young celebrity Paris Hilton recently built a home for their dogs for 350 000 dollars. It’s shown that the rich people don’t save their money and they want to give their pats as much they can!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Traveling with a dog

I guess it’s quite obviously for everyone that the dogs don’t tolerate a separation from their owner. He may try to consult with it in many ways: fasting, pulling out hair, asking the wounds.

So  it’s better for all to plan our longer trips with dog. Nowadays, there are plenty of resorts, hotels and other places of rest, where the owners and staff welcome our dog mile. So we shouldn’t have any problem with finding a place for themselves. Additional requirements for travel abroad will be discussed in the next post about a trip abroad.

If we find a place from our dreams for a trip you need to familiarize yourself with the rules that apply there. Each country has different rules. Even the countries of the European Union doesn’t have uniform rules. Much depends on the means of transport which will move. Getting acquainted with them may protect us from unpleasantness. When we choose the place of our vacation, you should find on the internet and save - address and phone number to the nearest veterinary clinic or vet.

The dog must also be prepared for the type and place of which we plan to go / stay. If you're going to spend that time actively (eg, cycling) you must take care of the condition of your family and your dog. It’s equally important to prepare your pet for the environment in which they will reside: for example - if we spent time in the big city, you can take the dog a few similar trips in your area to see how it reacts to noise, a large number of passers-by, etc.. If it turns out that the dog is having trouble adapting to the unusual situation, you may consult it with an experienced dog trainer or enroll for training.

When we are choosing the location of our vacation we should think about your pet preferences and customize a vacation to his tastes, if he likes to swim - we go to the lake, if he likes run - perhaps in the mountains ...

What should we bring? Vaccination booklet, muzzle, leash, blanket, toys, dog food supplies - if we know that there will not be the same. Before we take a trip we should go to the local vet to test and secure dog even before the ticks. In addition, you need to protect your dog - if he will be lost: you can use one of the available means of identification – for example: microchips.

Thus prepared pet for the journey may even get going with us to the farthest corner of the world!

Friday, February 15, 2013


Beauty treatments and grooming for dogs recently are very popular among owners of dogs. In the salons  the animals are subjected to beautification, not only before the exhibitions, but also to improve the everyday beauty. Grooming, combing, bathing, clipping dogs are some of the services offered by beauty salons for animals.

The price of treatment is influenced by breed of dog, the type and condition of coat and fantasy of owner or rather its requirements. Cost of care for a typical long-haired breeds (eg bobtail, cola etc.) are slightly higher than the other.

All the stores are trying to ensure the animals comfort, safety and health. Stores prepare race dogs by world standards. Daily outfits are made with specific objects of owners. Sometimes employees of salons are also involved to trimming nails, cleaning ears, removal of insects or giving advice treatments.

Clipping dog fur prevents tangle of coat, makes easier bathing, combing and improves ventilation of skin in summer. First of all, in addition to looking good and well-being of your dog. Before some treatments are often used relaxation massages. In addition, special cosmetics used during washing soften the hair and are tailored to the dog hair.

Certainly, beauty salons and dog grooming has a lot of enemies. Why? Many people think that hair coloring, making highlights, twirling curls or straighten hair it’s just too much and the bourgeoisie owners caused suffer of the animals. In my opinion, grooming is not a simple function, so we should entrust that professionals. What’s more, we should think not about our whims, but about welfare of animals.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dog food

Choosing a good dry dog food isn’t as easy as it may seem. Most of the dry feed is produced from corn and other plants. However, cats and dogs are carnivores and they should be fed a diet whose main ingredient is meat. Meat proteins are more easily absorbed by the body of animals, have a much better quality than plant proteins and contains more amino acids necessary to our pet.

So  why food is produced from vegetable protein? The answer is obvious! In animal diets we can find cereals because they are cheaper than meat and hold the ground together and not because they are a suitable food for carnivores. If food is to include cereals, we need to ensure that they are whole grains. Meat and fats should be identified by species. If it’s not specified, the quality of the meat can’t be estimated.

Choosing a dog food - in particular, we should avoid: products of unknown origin, foods high in preservatives, artificial colors and sweeteners and containing meat of unknown origin. Unfortunately, these substances can cause an allergic reaction in your pet. Also remember to carefully read the label and check the expiration date of products!

As you can see choosing the right food for your dog is just as important as in the case of man. Concerned about the health and well-being pet food should choose the highest quality. Often, the high price is an indicator of good quality food. It should consult with your veterinarian choose food that is sure to recommend us to appropriate food for your dog in terms of race, age, or health status. 

What about you? Do you buy well known, widely advertised foods and treats for pets? What are your experiences?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dogs in the police!

The police care about our safety every day in every country in the world. Their work is very heavy. Smugglers and drug dealers are getting smarter. The criminals are more organized. The police must be very efficient, so in the police all over the world are used dogs.

Dogs are able to work even harder than men. Very often perform very responsible action and help the police  in work. Most dogs are used to track signs, because they have a very sensitive sense of smell. They often hunt fugitives, looking for missing people or detect hidden drugs. Dogs looking for people in the dense forests too. Dogs also save lives in the mountains (for example: after avalanche) or serve as a lifeguards because they can great swim.

In the police are mostly German Shepherds. They are very bright, large and smooth dogs. These animals must have a very good sense of smell and survive very long workout. Competition is high. It is very important that the police haven’t grown animals. These dogs come from private owners. After completing a long training and get a certificate may serve in the police force.

I admire dogs for their work. Each of us watched the series '' Inspector Rex’’. This series, of course, doesn’t  show an actual working police dogs, but show something else. We see tremendous physical fitness and intelligence, which have every police dog. In addition, we  should pay attention to the dog's acting ability.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dogs love classical music!

Is it true that dogs like to listen to music? The answer is'' yes''. It is possible that every dog likes different music and it depends on his preference. Today I’ll present you  interesting study of American scientists.

Researchers from the University of California conducted a study. They wanted to explore the impact of music on the behavior of dogs in the shelter. Scientists turned on every type of music for about one hour and watched the behavior of dogs every few minutes. Best results gave classical music, hard metal gave the worst effects.

Classical music(for example music by Vivaldi or Beethoven) calmed dogs and gave them a sense of security. A very positive effect gave a harp sounds. Metal music, which is very energetic, loud induce anxiety in dogs.

Studies’ll be continue in the future. It’s possible that the appropriate music’ll be very helpful in the clinic for animals. Sometimes anesthesia isn’t  possible, so people looking for other solutions. Such a solution may be just the music

Monday, February 4, 2013

Dogs in the White House

Is it true that dogs improve the image? "Of course" - it's an asnwer of marketing experts. When a politician has a dog, it seems that he is more friendly and normal. That’s why dogs always lived in the White House.

Dogs accompanied by many U.S. presidents. George Washington had a hound. Third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson had a hound too. Author of phrase “evil empire'' Ronald Reagan had a terrier named Lucky.

Other examples are, of course, President Bill Clinton, who had a Labrador. Two Scottish terriers lived in the White House together with President George Bush. Also, the current president Barack Obama adopted a dog from a shelter.

Barack Obama with family and dog.

Dogs in the White House have a luxurious life. They often have their own rooms, their cleaners, chefs, nutritionists and doctors. President’s dogs have great benefits. These dogs are often spoiled and obey only their owners. For example, George Bush's dog bites firmly a reporter. This Journalist needed a President’s doctor. Unfortunately cases of bites occur more frequently , but they are not as spectacular.

Noteworthy is President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He had a small Scottish terrier named Fala. He took the dog with him everywhere. Fala was with Roosevelt at all the important discussions ad conference. In Washington is a monument, that shows President Roosevelt along with the dog.

Monument of President Roosevelt and his dog.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Winter: clothes for dogs!

Very smart winter coat for dog. Is it really warm?

Winter is a time when we should especially take care of our pets. Freezing temperatures, frost, snow and strong wind hinder not only us, but also our dogs. Long walks in cold weather certainly doesn’t belong to favorite activities of our pets. Undoubtedly, during the winter shops offering clothes for dogs come to us with the help.

Dog clothing is not just a whim of the rich, bourgeois, trendy people who want to their dogs will be similar to the well-dressed owner. In winter dog clothes especially for shorthaired breeds of dogs is a must.

Today, dog clothes certainly its price and panache matched to human clothes. Each of us can order your pet individually matched to the size and appearance of race outfit. Some owners just plain one-color sweater to have a clear conscience in the winter and goes outside with the dog. I agree with it. Others want for their dogs the very best and most expensive clothes to make an impression on their friends or crowd. The dog certainly doesn’t matter whether the color and fashion of clothes – they counts only comfort and warm material. Also winter dog booties  to protect feet of dogs from cold and snow are very popular. Probably not many of you know, the long walks in the cold and snow can cause serious health consequences pooch as inflammation, degeneration and wound healing. I'm sure all of us would like to avoid that.

I think the best clothes choice in winter. Maybe not the most trendy and beautiful, but very warm.
In recent years market offer of clothes for dogs is extremely rich. Here are a few suggestions of clothes for our pets for the winter.
Very warm and convenient shoes for dogs.


Nice, pink jumper for our pet.