Happy hump day! We know that its tough to be in the middle of the workweek but we have some short stories that will help bring a smile to your face and keep your best friend safe!
A Dogs Love – It’s Physical Too!
If you think your dog loves you, it’s not all in your head. A study by Canine Cottage where they gave dogs heart rate monitors had some interesting findings. They noticed some sudden changes in heart rates, especially during certain moments between them and their human family members. Love comes from the heart and when their humans said ‘I love you’ to their pups, the dog’s heart rate shot up an average of 46%; these dogs truly showed excitement at these words that mean so much. A dog’s humans can also help calm their pups, as cuddling reduced a dog’s heart rate an average of 22%!
Speaking of love, have you ever noticed that dogs seem to have a special relationship with liver? The organ meat has an incredibly strong smell which can be revolting to us but seems to be the sweetest scent to them. While this love may be perplexing, it is definitely not a bad thing! Liver is highly nutritious, containing significantly more iron, vitamin A, and manganese than muscle meat. The best part about liver? Your dog can get a bunch of nutrition through our have our low-calorie liver treats during training and rewarding time. Our Liver Fillets, Beef Liver Bites, and Beef Liver Trainers are all made from 100% Canadian beef in Canada, so you can feel good about what you’re feeding your pup.
The Dangers of Wild Mushrooms
While Liver is great at helping your dog increase their quality of life, wild mushrooms can have quite the opposite effect. Many wild mushrooms are poisonous to dogs, and they pop up a lot during both fall and spring. The best way you can help prevent poisoning during walks is to have the ‘leave it’ command down pat. Rather than taking the time to judge if the mushroom is poisonous, it’s a safer bet to get your dog to leave it alone immediately. Wild mushrooms can also pose a threat at home, which Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson learned during a tragic event, and removing them from your property is paramount! For more details on poisonous wild mushrooms check out this tails article.
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