Comments for Keep the Tail Wagging | Raising Dogs Naturally http://www.keepthetailwagging.com raising littermates, raw dog food, healthy dog treats, natural supplements, and pet safe products Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:28:26 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Fur Mom Confessions | I Slather Our Dogs with Coconut Oil by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/fur-mom-confessions-i-slather-our-dogs-with-coconut-oil/#comment-21180 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:28:26 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=11363#comment-21180 This is a great question; it depends on the day. Sometimes I put a dollup in their food – I can do this for Rodrigo, Scout and Zoey. For Sydney, it needs to be melted down. If their food is cold, it goes solid anyway, but she likes it that way so I do it :) I just use the microwave for less than 30 seconds (don’t want it too hot); it may not always melt all the way down, but it softens it way up. In the summer, I don’t have to do anything, because the warmer temps keep coconut oil soft.
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Comment on A Joint Care and Pain Relief Regime for Dogs @PetRearchInc by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/a-joint-care-and-pain-relief-regime-for-dogs-petrearchinc/#comment-21179 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:25:49 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13236#comment-21179 Glad that I can help. We try to stay on top of joint care when it comes to our dogs, so I’ve done a lot of homework since they were diagnosed with arthritis and since the breeds are prone to hip dysplasia, I wanted to get ahead of it if that’s possible.
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Comment on Does Tone of Voice Communicate Information to Dogs? #PawPack by Kimberly http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/does-tone-of-voice-communicate-information-to-dogs-pawpack/#comment-21178 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:22:29 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13748#comment-21178 I saw this today with our dogs. My boyfriend was interrupting their play to have them come to him and all the dogs slowed down, but kept their distance. When he became insistent, they ran to me. Eventually they went to him, but his tone made them nervous and they felt safer with me. What’s funny is that he’s never harmed them – but it’s the voice and energy that counted today. Dogs are pretty cool.
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Comment on The ASPCA Shares Thoughts on Adopting Littermates by Pamela http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/the-aspca-shares-thoughts-on-adopting-littermates/#comment-21177 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:23:41 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13669#comment-21177 Well I certainly had serious problems when I adopted litter mates. But I feel the major cause was my lack of experience rather than the fact that Agatha and Christie came from the same litter.

If I had the same choice today, I would not have adopted both dogs. Not because they were litter mates. But because their behavior showed very different levels of comfort with people.

Or if I wasn’t able to resist them, I’d have a world of better ideas for training and working with them.

So keep preaching the gospel of the importance of regular training and work. Because if you don’t, litter mates will have problems. And so will puppies. And dogs you adopt when they’re older. And dogs that spent time as strays. And…

Well, you get the picture.
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Comment on Does Tone of Voice Communicate Information to Dogs? #PawPack by Pamela http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/does-tone-of-voice-communicate-information-to-dogs-pawpack/#comment-21176 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:42:08 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13748#comment-21176 A few times I’ve given a cue to Honey just to have her ignore it. When I repeat it with a different tone, she responds immediately.

You’re absolutely right that tone communicates so much to dogs. They’re so sensitive. And our speed and motion communicates even more.
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Comment on A Joint Care and Pain Relief Regime for Dogs @PetRearchInc by Rebekah http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/a-joint-care-and-pain-relief-regime-for-dogs-petrearchinc/#comment-21173 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:34:37 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13236#comment-21173 Turmeric, fish oil, and Neeko occasionally takes a joint supplement or liquid glucosamine supplement.

I have been meaning to try some green lipped mussel for her, and also antler velvet.
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Comment on Keeping Our Littermates Happy with Variety by Pet Care http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/keeping-our-littermates-happy-with-variety/#comment-21172 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:31:59 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13750#comment-21172 Variety is key to any healthy diet. It’s the same for dogs too. Their bodies appreciate the different sources of nutrition, while their taste buds appreciate delicious changes on their palate. Great post!

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Comment on A Joint Care and Pain Relief Regime for Dogs @PetRearchInc by Miley's Daily Scoop http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/a-joint-care-and-pain-relief-regime-for-dogs-petrearchinc/#comment-21170 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:32:22 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13236#comment-21170 Thanks for sharing these! Mom has been researching natural pain relief since our sister Maggie was born with hip dysplasia. These will be a great help!!
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Comment on The ASPCA Shares Thoughts on Adopting Littermates by Kathy http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/the-aspca-shares-thoughts-on-adopting-littermates/#comment-21169 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:55:42 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=13669#comment-21169 True that the dogs are the ones to suffer if someone doesn’t know what they’re doing, or if they’re not wiling to stick it out and learn. My guys are approaching their third birthday in November… we are just recently at the point where we can leave a plastic (empty) cat dish, or a pair of shoes, lying on the floor and they will not EAT it! LOL! They’re just starting to become “the perfect dogs”. I am glad we stuck with them!
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Comment on 5 Raw Dog Food Mistakes Dog Owners Make by Jae http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/5-raw-dog-food-mistakes-dog-owners-make/#comment-21168 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:33:48 +0000 http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/?p=11203#comment-21168 Tina! Whoa! That’s awesome! Where/how do you get your meat? 225$ is amazing for four dogs! I am trying out the raw diet for the first time and I am just running around town trying to find good deals on meat!

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