Body Language

Reading a dog’s body language through their EYES:

1) Neutral, relaxed, or happy- Iris should be easily visible.

2) Anxiety- Pupils will be dilated, Veins under the eyes may be risen. The dog may hide, tail may be tucked.

3) “Whale Eyes” – This means the dog is very uncomfortable, scared, feeling trapped, or threatened. The whites of eyes are visible, dog will not maintain consistent eye contact with person, dog, or object it is afraid of. If a dog exhibits this behavior with no signs of calming down soon, the dog may run away, snarl/bare teeth, growl, lung, or even bite


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BODY LANGUAGE OF A DOG THAT WILL MAKE THEM FEEL THREATENED AND DEFENSIVE

A Defensive dog will only “Attack” if they cant get away.

An Offensive dog will be likely to charge the individual even if the person moves away from them. These are early warning signs that the dog will attack/bite.

SCARED, THREATENED, TRAPPED, ANXIOUS DOGS

DOG BITE PREVENTION

Body language, not breed, is the only reliable predictor of biting potential. These subtle signals are indications of a dog that is fearful or anxious. Biting is a dog’s only defense when avoidance doesn’t work, so always respect signs of avoidance.

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Toys and dangerous chewing

Chewing is a natural action for dogs. It helps keep their teeth clean and gums healthy. Chewing also seems to provide a satisfying activity for dogs that calms them and helps in relieving boredom. But chewing the wrong objects can be harmful and result in a fractured tooth, lacerated gum, constipation or blockage of the intestinal tract. All of which can result in a large vet bill.

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What Does Your Dog’s Smile Mean?

Possibly the most common “grin” from a dog, is the submissive grin. In this pose, the dog lifts his upper lip up to reveal his front teeth with a closed mouth.

The problem with the “submissive grin” is people easily mistake it as a snarl, as they can look similar

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Rawhide: The Most Dangerous Pet Chew Ever!

How can one of the most popular chew sticks on the planet be so dangerous for your pets, you ask?

I mean, most dogs chew on rawhide for hours on end, and not only does it keep them busy, but they seem to last forever.

Well if you understood what it took to make this toxic “raw” leather stick, you would quickly understand what the problem is.

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Interactive treat, puzzles, and toys

These are highly recommended and proven to give a dog a more well-balanced temperament, making training easier, and lower behavioral issues. They can providing mental and cognitive stimulation for your dog while letting them have fun. Many behavioral problems start because of a bored and/or frustrated dog. Mental stimulation can be just as tiring as a long run, having a physically and mentally tired dog will allow everyone to rest easy.

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Retractable leashes

Why I Don’t Recommend Retractable Leashes, and the unknown dangers they can cause physically and behaviorally. 

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Dangerous and Safe human food

Foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption, as well as other animals, may be toxic and even poisonous to your dog, posing a serious threat to their health and well-being. All animals have very different rates of metabolism. Metabolism is basically the process of breaking down food and turning it into energy.

If you are worried about something your pet consumed, please call your vet promptly.

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