Sunday, January 21, 2018

Soft Dog Treat Recipes: Four Dog Treats Suitable For Seniors And Sensitive Teeth!

Soft Dog Treat Recipes: Four Dog Treats Suitable For Seniors And Sensitive Teeth!


To avoid additives or artificial flavouring in store bought treats, many owners have begun to make their own treats from home— the joy of watching your Dogs devour your handmade treats and knowing exactly what goes into making them is a priceless feeling. Got some free time? Why not try making these at home?  
Recipes for Senior Dogs
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When our Doggos become seniors, we’d usually face issues with their skin and teeth. Sadly, most elderly Dogs lose their ability to bite or chew (much fewer teeth left) through tough treats and sometimes even regular kibble— which may in turn become a choking hazard. Here we have picked out FOUR of our favourite recipes from around the world to share some homemade love with our senior Dogs!



Notes


Take note that all Pets are different, ensure that your own Doggos have not developed any bad reactions to any ingredients before making them! Treats are also not meant to substitute meal portions— some may also contain natural high sugar content. Always feed treats with extreme moderation. To be absolutely certain, consult your trusted Veterinarian for advice on any special nutritional guidelines your pooch may have to adhere to.



1. Banana Bread Soft Dog Treats


We love banana bread! And this recipe via Proud Dog Mom doubles up a simple snack with grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Coconut oil and banana— Can you smell it yet? View the original recipe here!
Dog treat recipes for Senior dogs
Photo via ProudDogMom



2. Baby Food Soft Cookies


This simple and versatile recipe made out of baby food has hypoallergenic properties too! Recipe via DogVills, written by Olfa Turki. Original recipe here.
Homemade Treats for Senior Dogs
Photo via DogVills



3. Coconut Flour Soft Dog Chews


Delicious ingredients go into making this one, Sweet Potato, Honey, Coconut oil and flour, it sounds too good to resist ourselves! Recipe via Radiant Life Catalog, written by Kayla Grossmann. Original recipe here.
Senior Dog Treat Recipes
Photo via RadiantLifeCatalog



4. Woofie Pie Soft Treats


Last but not least, we have a fun take on ice-cream sandwiches for Dogs, via Bitter Sweet Blog, written by Hannah Kaminsky, original recipe here.
Dog Treats for Senior Dogs
Photo via BitterSweetBlog



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Friday, January 19, 2018

The Schnauzer Dog Breed: One Name, Three Different Breeds

The Schnauzer Dog Breed: One Name, Three Different Breeds


These Gramps-looking Doggos are none other than the Schnauzers, named for the unique look of a moustache around their muzzle. Don’t be fooled by their appearances, their personalities are nothing short of fun and activeness!


Fun Fact #1      The term Schnauzer was derived from Schnauze in the German language— meaning moustache. And this is only one reason how the name of the breed came about!



The Schnauzer Dog Breeds


All three breeds might have similar features and can very well be easily confused with one another, one distinct way of telling them apart is their sizes. There are three sizes and three different Schnauzer breeds. The Giant, Standard, and finally, the Miniature. Beginning with the Standard Schnauzer originating from Germany, this breed is thought to have possibly been around for many centuries, as seen in Renaissance paintings.
 The Standard Schnauzer was bred to guard cattle and life-stock of a home or farm through ridding Rats, and provide protection to their owners. As breeders in Germany developed keenness in standardizing the Schnauzer breed, the texture and colour of coat was achieved through crossbreeding with Grey Wolf-spitz and Black German Poodle. Further crossbreeding was done to develop the Miniature Schnauzer, and then the Giant Schnauzer. All three sizes maintain the same traits and uses— various sizes to suit every person or home.
 During the 1800’s, Schnauzers were known as Wirehaired Pinschers. The first exhibit happened in 1879 during a show in Germany, and the Dog whom won that show was named none other than Schnauzer By 1900’s, the breed began to be known as Schnauzers instead of Wirehaired Pinschers, and the Bavarian Schnazer Club was formed in Munich, 1907. Schnauzers were also put to use in World War I, aiding the Red Cross, dispatch work and also for the German Police. Indications in records prove that small quantities of Schnauzers were introduced to America as early as 1900’s, by immigrating families. This number only increased after World War I.



Appearance Of The Schnauzer Breeds


The Schnauzer is split into 3 breeds according to their size. Miniature Schnauzers stand at least 30 centimetres tall, Standard Schnauzers approximately 46 centimetres, and Giant Schnauzers standing at 61 centimetres tall.
  All Schnauzers don an outer coat of harsh, thick, wiry hair, and a soft undercoat. Schnauzers come in shades ranging from Silver and Black, giving most a colour combination of Salt and Pepper. Lighter shades are seen mostly around their Eyebrows, Throat, Cheeks, Legs, Belly and Whiskers.



Grooming Requirements Of Schnauzer Breeds


To maintain the breed standards of a harsh wiry coat exterior, owners may opt to have their Schnauzers professionally stripped by a trusted Groomer. Stripping involves removing/plucking loose hairs by hand. For non-show Dogs, Schnauzer’s coats are usually clipped by Groomers, keeping the hair on the back of their heads, neck, and backs short. Hair that has been clipped or shaved often develops into soft coats.
 For maintenance, brush through their coats regularly to prevent matting and tangling. Prevent staining by cleaning or washing their mouths after meals. Trim their nails and bath them when necessary, and practice good oral hygiene by brushing their teeth. If you are unsure how to perform these tasks at home, approach your trusted Groomer or Veterinarian for advice and demonstration.


Fun Fact #2      Schnauzers are not heavy shedders, they are also one of the few Hypoallergenic Dog breeds!


Personality and Behaviour Of Schnauzers



Don’t let their moustaches fool you, these are spirited and intelligent Doggos that are always ready to release their energy at a long walk outdoors, and curious enough to be easily trained. However, their stubborn nature requires owners to establish a clear leadership role from young, and socializing at a young age allows them to be more obedient and adaptive to new sights, smells and sounds. 
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Coupled with proper training through positive reinforcements, and lots of love, Schnauzers can be your loyal, funny and active companions. The average lifespan of a Schnauzer is 14 to 16 years.



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