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sexta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2020

Friday the 13th Black Cats and Other Cat Superstitions

Superstition, prejudice, bringer of good or bad luck

As Friday the 13th rolls around, pictures of black cats are popping up everywhere. For some reason, black cats have been doused with a witch’s brew of superstition—the result of cult horror films (remember the Anna Faris vs. black cat fight scene in Scary Movie 2?) and society’s unending portrayal of black cats as unlucky or evil.

The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. The Scots believe that a strange black cat's arrival to the home signifies prosperity. In Celtic mythology, a fairy known as the Cat Sìth takes the form of a black cat. Black cats are also considered good luck in the rest of Britain and Japan. Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors. In Western history, black cats have often been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically being suspected of being the familiars of witches, or actually shape-shifting witches themselves. Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person's path from right to left, is a bad omen. But from left to right, the cat is granting favorable times. In the United Kingdom it is commonly considered that a black cat crossing a person's path is a good omen.
The black cat in folklore has been able to change into human shape to act as a spy or courier for witches or demons. When the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, they brought with them a devout faith in the Bible. They also brought a deepening suspicion of anything deemed of Satan and were a deeply suspicious group. They viewed the black cat as a companion, or a familiar to witches. Anyone caught with a black cat would be severely punished or even killed. They viewed the black cat as part demon and part sorcery. These superstitions led people to kill black cats. There is no evidence from England of regular large-scale massacres of "satanic" cats, or of burning them in midsummer bonfires, as sometimes occurred elsewhere in Europe.

In contrast, the supernatural powers ascribed to black cats were sometimes viewed positively; for example, sailors considering a "ship's cat" would want a black one because it would bring good luck. Sometimes, fishermen's wives would keep black cats at home too, in the hope that they would be able to use their influence to protect their husbands at sea (see Ship's cat). The view of black cats being favorable creatures is attributed specifically to the Egyptian goddess Bast (or Bastet), the cat goddess. Egyptian households believed they could gain favor from Bastet by hosting black cats in their household. This view was held in the early 17th century by the English monarch Charles I. Upon the death of his treasured pet black cat, he is said to have lamented that his luck was gone. True to his claim, he was arrested the very next day and charged with high treason.
Pirates of the 18th century believed that a black cat would bring different kinds of luck. If a black cat walks towards someone, that person will have bad luck. If a black cat walks away from someone then that person will have good luck.
Conversely in the United Kingdom if a black cat walks towards someone, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it. If a black cat walks onto a ship and then walks off it, the ship is doomed to sink on its next trip.
Black cats have been found to have lower odds of adoption in American shelters compared to other colors except brown, although black animals in general take more time to find homes. Some shelters also suspend or limit adoptions of black cats around Halloween  for fear they will be tortured, or used as "living decorations" for the holiday and then abandoned. Despite this, no one has ever documented in the history of humane work any relationship between adopting black cats and cats being killed or injured. When such killings are reported, forensic evidence has pointed to natural predators, such as coyotes, eagles, or raptors as the likely cause. August 17 is "Black Cat Appreciation Day".
In the early days of television in the United States, many stations located on VHF channel 13 used a black cat as a mascot in order to make sport of being located on an "unlucky" channel number.

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Most people wouldn't admit to it, but if it's Friday the 13th, even if you don't really believe all the superstitions, you might get out of a black cat's way (assuming you don't live with one) on this day. It's an odd superstition, but it wasn't just created out of thin air. According to the People's Almanac, there is reason behind the "don't let a black cat cross your path" on Friday the 13th superstition:

"The Egyptians worshiped the cat and punished anyone who dared to kill one. In the Middle Ages, however, the black cat was linked to witches and Satan. Since it was believed that a witch had the power to transform herself into a cat, it was thought likely that a cat who crossed one's path was a witch in disguise."

Of course, as friends of felines, we don't believe any of that...right!?

Here are some other cat superstitions that are out there:

  • If a cat scratches behind his ear, rain is on the way.
  • Dreaming of a white cat brings the dreamer good luck.
  • If a cat run around wildly, expect the wind to blow.
  • Kittens born in May will bring snakes into the house. (Celtic myth)
  • Cats found lurking in coal mines are bad luck.
  • Stroking a black cat's tail will cure a sty in your eye.
  • A black cat in the audience means success for a play.
  • If a young unmarried girl accidentally steps on a cat's tail, she will have to wait 12 months to find a husband. (French myth)
  • A cat's sneeze brings luck to all who hear it. (Italian myth)
  • If a cat sits with his back to a fire, expect a storm or frost.

terça-feira, 10 de novembro de 2020

 Ticks and fleas are not just a nuisance for dogs, but they can make him sick, especially if they linger on the skin. Furthermore, fleas can also infest the home, and ticks will spread diseases to humans. This is why every responsible pet owner should take the necessary monthly preventative measures against tick and flea all-year-round.

K9 Advantix is a widely used product that repels and kills fleas and ticks in dogs. By learning how to properly use and apply K9 Advantix, you and your dog will reap the best results in preventing and controlling tick and flea. With the love that you have for your pet, you may wonder how long you can touch your canine after applying the K9 Advantix. After all, you should avoid touching this chemical since it is powerful enough to repel and kill fleas and ticks.

Let’s look at K9 Advantix and how you can handle this product for effective results.

Applying K9 Avantix is just like using other similar products, which is a normal thing in the care of your canine. However, most dog owners will feel frustrated when restricted to touch or even play with their dog. You may also have to postpone other forms of care, for example, giving them a bath or other needs. Advantix should be applied after bathing your dog and the coat has completely dried.

The impact of K9 Avantix remains for about 48 hours. This means that the earliest you can touch your furred friend is 48 hours or 2 days after applying K9 Advantix. Ideally, most manufacturers of topical flea and tick products like K9 Advantix recommend you wait for the product to dry before you touch your dog.

Why You Should Protect Your Pet from Fleas and Ticks

Ticks transmits diseases like Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. This is why we need to keep ticks away from our dogs. However, fleas are the worst type of pests that you would wish to infest your pets. Some pets are allergic to fleas and their bites can create a new set of skin-related issues.

Fleas can stay for over 100 days without feeding and this means they can stay in your home for a long time as they look for a host. When fleas eventually feed, they can itch and pinch both pets and humans. A severe infestation of fleas can cause anemia and this can trigger serious medical problems like organ failure. In some cases, dogs can ingested infested flea resulting in a serious medical condition known as heartworm and this is why heartworm medication should be administered.

K9 Advantix is one of the commonly used topical medications for controlling ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes on dogs. The best thing about K9 Advantix is that it remains effective even after bathing and washing. Additionally, K9 Advantix will not just kill immature and mature fleas and ticks, but will also repel these pests and prevent them from biting.

K9 Advantix breaks the life cycle of fleas by killing all forms of life i.e. eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults. This prevents any new infestations on your dog. Additionally, K9 Advantix also protectsf against mosquitoes that spread heartworm disease.

To be effective, K9 Advantix takes about 12 hours. Once it’s effective, it will eliminate all the fleas on your canine. Afterward, your dog will have protection for 30 days and any new fleas that gets to your dog from beddings or floors die within two hours of being in contact with your dog. K9 Advantix should be applied on your canine after every four weeks as this is the specified duration of strength for this topical application.

What Are The Common Adverse Effects of K9 Avantix on Dogs?

When using K9 Advantix, you must ensure that your dog does not suffer any reaction. You should monitor your pet for a few hours after applying this topical product to make sure the dog does not develop adverse reactions or sensitivity. Ideally, K9 Avantix should be applied when you are during the day when you are home and can keep a close eye on your pet.

Avoid throwing away the packaging after applying this topical product. This is because you will need the information about the manufacture and ingredients in case your dog suffers a bad reaction. Some of the side effects that you should look out for are:

  • Vomiting
  • Stumbling
  • Poor appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Itching or burning sensation at the point of application
  • Digestive upset
  • Seizures
  • Foaming at the mouth or Drooling

How is the K9 Advantix Applied?

K9 Advantix is a topical solution that should be applied along the dog’s spine. Part the hair at the application points and then gently squeeze the Advantix solution onto the skin. Be cautious enough to avoid any excess drippage. Be sure to apply in 2 or 3 uniformly distributed locations between the shoulder blades and tail base and give the solution at least an hour to dry completely.

Some dogs may experience an itching or burning sensation in the area of application and this goes away after a few days. Ensure that you keep away cats from dogs that are using K9 Advantix, for at least 24 hours after application. This medication can make cats sick because they are unable to metabolize the main ingredients in it.

What Are the Common Misconceptions Regarding Topical Flea and Tick Treatments

Some pet owners complain that oral and topical tick and flea treatments are ineffective against the elimination of fleas on dogs and homes. However, both product manufacturers and veterinarians agree that most times people are not applying products correctly or have higher expectations of these products.

Getting rid of fleas from your home takes months. This is why scheduled and regular topical application is necessary. Fleas have a very short reproduction cycle that makes it difficult to eliminate them easily. This makes it necessary to have your dogs vaccinated monthly with K9 Advantix to ensure they have protection 30 days of protection against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.

If you are not sure about what products to use or where to purchase, your veterinarian can help you out. Vets have worked with pets and will recommend the best products based on the medical history of your pet. Veterinarians can also come in handy if your dog reacts adversely to K9 Advantix as they can recommend oral or other topical products. You will avoid counterfeit products that do not produce results or may cause severe skin irritation on your dog.

Expert Advice When Using K9 Advantix

K9 Advantix is one of the best topical products on the market for killing and repelling fleas and ticks. The following are a few things to consider when using K9 Advantix on your dog.

Dog Size: When using K9 Advantix, you need to consider the size of your dog. Using a stronger dose that is meant for treating bigger canines may trigger unfavorable side effects. Conversely, using a mild treatment for younger dogs will lower its efficiency. K9 Advantix comes in suitable dosing packages for dogs less than 10 pounds, 11 to 20 pounds, 21 to 55 pounds, and canines over 55 pounds.

Age: It might not be appropriate to use K9 Avantix on puppies under a specified age. Your veterinarian will give you the best advice on the best age and time to apply K9 Advantix on your pet.

Separate your Pets: If you have more than one dog, you should separate them for a few hours after treatment. This will give the drug time to dry completely, especially if your dogs are licking each other or actively playful.

Components: you should check the product label before applying K9 Avantix or other topical flea solutions. Your dog may be allergic to ingredients in the topical treatments. An easy allergy test will help you know the products to buy and those to avoid.

Price: Purchase a topical treatment that is within your financial reach. Whatever product you purchase ensure it is effective and offers value for money. With K9 Advantix, you can expect excellent results at a competitive price.

Durability: Every pet owner desires a topical anti-fleas product that will repel fleas for a long time. Be sure to check how long the product you are buying will be effective on your pet. With K9 Advantix, you can expect it to last on your pet for 30 days offering the desired protection.

Eliminate Fleas From Your Home

Treating your dog against flea is one thing, however, you must ensure that you eliminate them from your home too. Fleas can lay eggs and live in your carpet and upholstery all-year-round. If you miss a dose of K9 Advantix, your dog will become infested again. The best way to eliminate fleas in all stages of their lifecycle is by thoroughly vacuuming your home.

This does not mean vacuuming the carpets only. You should vacuum your tile or hardwood floors and upholstery. All your rugs should be cleaned and including all items that your pet lays on, like beddings. Ensure that you use the hottest washer and dryer cycles.

Ensure that your yard is also sprayed and your home fumigated to eliminate any traces of these nuisance pests. Combining a scheduled application of K9 Advantix and a thorough cleaning of your home is all you need to eliminate ticks and fleas.


When ticks infest your dog, they can cause Lyme disease, anemia, and also poor health of the fur and skin. If they are not eliminated, they can make your dog extremely ill. Additionally, fleas are also dangerous as they trigger allergic reactions, works, and even anemia. The best thing as a pet owner is to protect your dog from these pests.

K9 Advantix is one of the highly recommended products for eliminating ticks and fleas from dogs. This topical solution provides 30 days of protection for your canine. This ensures they remain comfortable and healthy at all times.

segunda-feira, 9 de novembro de 2020

A Golden Retriever - Poem

 A Golden Retriever is a bundle of fluff,

A Golden Retriever is all the right stuff,

A Golden Retriever is always a friend,

A Golden Retriever puts your heart on the mend….

A Golden Retriever loves to swim and to play,

A Golden Retriever will greet you each day,

A Golden Retriever never ever gets mad,

A Golden Retriever will cheer you when you are sad…

A Golden Retriever loves to play ball,

A Golden Retriever will give you their all,

A Golden Retriever will frolic and swim,

A Golden Retriever will lick you on a whim…

A Golden Retriever will lie by your side,

A Golden Retriever will narrow a bed you thought wide,

A Golden Retriever will smile for you each morning,

And yet to intruders, he’ll give you good warning…

A Golden Retriever knows just what you need,

A Golden Retriever is a permanent good deed,

A Golden Retriever will love you each day,

A Golden Retriever understands when you just need to play…

A Golden Retriever warms your cold feet,

A Golden Retriever knows when you’re beat,

A Golden Retriever will always trust you,

A Golden Retriever will always be true…

A Golden Retriever waits patiently till you come in the door,

A Golden Retriever is all this and more,

A Golden Retriever will steal your whole heart,

And once you have one you’ll not want to part !!


sexta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2020

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The Highlander Cat

A substantial cat, the Highlander brings together the sweeping grace of the curl eared cats, and the massive size of the lynx. Completely domestic, this massive feline averages a weight of fourteen pounds and is a masterful combination of strength and graceful beauty. The head should be an inverted pear shape with medium to large ears that are firm at the base and flexible at the tips. They should be in a relaxed curl of no more than 90 degrees. Ear furnishings and tufts are ideal. Eyes should be medium to large and wide set, resembling a flattened oval in shape. The body is medium to large in size, rectangular in shape and athletic in appearance. Legs should be medium in length, with back legs longer than front. Feet should be medium to large and round with large knuckles; long coats should have toe tufts. The tail should be short and thick, a minimum of one inch long in adults but not extending past the hock. The coat can be short or long and comes in four colors: solid, tortie, tabby, or silver/smoke.

Despite their regal appearance, Highlanders are definitely the court jesters. This is a highly active breed that loves to play chase. Affectionate, they will be first to greet you at the door and will happily show off to visitors. Relatively quiet, this is a soft-voiced animal with few needs and lots of love.

This is a low maintenance breed of cat. General care should be taken when purchasing any kitten from a breeder to check for hereditary diseases and disorders and potential owners should have any kitten examined by their vet before purchasing. Regular grooming is recommended for long haired cats. There are no special nutritional needs.

This is a new breed to appear on the cat fancy scene. Breed development began in 2004 and it's starting name was the Highland Lynx, a name that easily described the size of the cat that was desired. The breed has been developed from the large domestic gene pool, and though the ears resemble those of the American Curl, the Highlander does not receive its ear curl from that same gene. The Highlander is a TICA recognized breed and was accepted for competition in the New Breed class in May of 2008.

terça-feira, 29 de setembro de 2020

Take care of your Dog - Winter

How Can I Prevent Winter Health Risks to My Dog?

Frostbite. Frostbite begins when the dog’s body gets cold. The body pulls blood from the extremities to the center of the body to stay warm. The dog’s ears, paws or tail can get so cold that ice crystals will form in the tissue and damage it. Frostbite is not immediately obvious. Watch for signs of pale or grey skin as the skin may also turn hard and cold. As frostbitten areas warm, they can be extremely painful. Severely frostbitten skin will eventually turn black and fall off.
Hypothermia. The other very serious winter weather health concern for dogs is hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when a dog spends too much time in the cold, gets wet in cold temperatures or when dogs with poor health or circulation are exposed to cold. In mild cases, the dog will shiver and ears and feet will become cold. As hypothermia progresses, your dog may show signs of depression, lethargy, and weakness. As the condition worsens, the muscles will stiffen, the heart and breathing rates slow down, and will not respond to stimuli. Severe hypothermia is life-threatening.

What Are the Ways in Which I Can Help Protect My Dog During the Winter Months?

Temperature. Some dog breeds are blessed with thick fur that keeps them warm naturally in very cold temperatures, but dogs with thin coats may need to wear a sweater or coat when out for winter walks. A good coat should reach from the neck to the base of the tail and also protect the belly but coats will not prevent frostbite on the ears, feet or tail. Even wearing a warm coat, do not keep your short-haired dog out for too long in freezing temperatures.
Go outside when the sun shines. Try to walk your dog in the late morning or early afternoon hours when temperatures are a little warmer, and avoid early morning or late evening walks. Spend time playing outdoors while it is sunny; sunshine brings the added benefit of providing both you and your pet with vitamin D. Play fetch with toys, not sticks, as sticks can cause choking and other injuries. If your dog wants to chew and chase, bring a Frisbee, ball or other safe toy and play together in the sun.
Indoor pets are happiest. Our family dog needs to be indoors with us. Take your dog out frequently for walks and exercise but your dog should live inside the home. Do not leave pets outdoors alone when the temperature drops. A good rule of thumb is to go out with them and when you are ready to come in, your dog probably is, too.
Warm bedding. Do not let your best friend sleep on a cold floor in winter. Choosing the right bedding is essential to ensure your dog stays warm. Warm blankets can create a snug environment. Elevated beds will keep your dog off cold tiles or concrete, and heated pet beds can help keep the stiffness out of aging joints. Place your dog’s bed in a warm spot away from drafts, cold tile or uncarpeted floors, preferably in a favorite spot where he sleeps every day so that the area does not feel unfamiliar.
Keep your dog away from heat sources. Dogs will often seek heat during cold winter weather by snuggling too close to heating sources. Avoid space heaters and be mindful of fireplaces.  Never leave pets alone near a fireplace or wood stove. Even if your fireplace has a mesh covering or glass doors, pets can still get burns from coming into contact with those hot surfaces.
Moisturize.Your home’s furnace or central air system emits dry heat. This low humidity environment can rob your dog’s skin of necessary moisture, which results in dry, flaky, and sensitive skin. while it is true that your dog’s body continually replaces the layer of damaged skin, however, if left unmanaged, the condition will continue throughout the winter. Damaged skin and your dog’s relentless scratching to relieve her itch can open the door for more serious skin problems.
Do not overfeed. Although dogs may need an extra layer in winter, it should come from the coat and not a layer of fat. Cold temperatures may even bring on lazy behavior and the need for fewer calories. Be attentive to your dog’s activity level and adjust his calories accordingly. A high quality, whole foods, preferably meat-based diet will help ensure a healthy coat and good energy for the cold winter months.
Paw care. Dogs can also suffer from cracked pads just as we can suffer from cracked feet during the winter months. If your dog has furry feet, trim the hair that grows between his pads to prevent ice buildup between the pads. Winter salt on city sidewalks can also burn your dog’s pads and is toxic, so after walks around the neighborhood, rinse or wipe your dog’s paws to remove any salt. If your dog shows signs of discomfort when walking outside on frozen or salted surfaces, consider using dog booties to protect his paws.
Snow removal. Snow can be dangerous for your dog. Snow piled near fences offers your dog escape routes that even well-trained dogs often cannot resist. After clearing snow from your yard, pile it away from fences to prevent your dog from climbing over. Snow and ice often accumulate on rooftops and if the sun is out or as temperatures rise, this accumulation can slide and injure your dog. If you cannot clear the snow from the roof, keep your dog away from the roof overhang to prevent injury.
Never leave your dog unattended in the car, no matter the season. Just as cars can get dangerously hot in summer, freezing cold temperatures are equally dangerous for your dog in winter. Leaving the car running involves additional risks, including carbon monoxide poisoning if the car is parked in a garage. It is best to leave your dog at home when you go out to run errands.
Special care for seniors. Cold weather will often aggravate existing medical conditions in dogs, particularly arthritis. It is very important to maintain an exercise routine with your arthritic dog, but be mindful of slippery surfaces and make sure that your dog has a warm soft rest area to recuperate after activity. If you do not already give your senior dog a natural joint supplement to lubricate the joints and ease the discomfort of arthritis, you may want to talk to your vet about adding glucosamine and chondroitin to your dog’s senior diet.

quarta-feira, 17 de junho de 2020

How Your Dog's Diet Affects Outputs

If you are a computer guru, you may remember the term GIGO.  This term stands for Garbage In.  Garbage Out.  So, what does this have to do with your dog's diet?  Well, your dog may be no walking, wagging, and barking computer, but he or she works in the same way.  What food goes into your pet will eventually come out in the end.

Your dog's diet will affect the outputs considerably.  Other factors play a role such as illness, nerves, and the weather.  You can tell a lot about the health of your hound by the outputs produced.
As any responsible pet owner knows, cleaning up after your pet is not the most pleasant job, but it is a necessary one.  Being choosy and selective about your dog's diet will make cleaning up after your pet much easier.
When your dog is eating a diet high in fillers, your pet will show it.  The excrement will be large in size and often runny and hard to pick up.  You may notice when you give your pet leftovers from the table, he or she is really happy, but you aren't exactly smiling on the next trip around the block.  The outputs of a pet eating an unhealthy diet is just plain messy, stinky, and large.
Even treats such as rawhide bones can change your dog's stool.  Your dog's diet consists of everything your pet eats from treats to mealtime.  Monitor how treats affect your dog's outputs to determine how healthy the snack really is for your pet.

If you choose to feed your dog a balanced diet that is high in quality, you will notice a particular difference in the outputs.  Cleanup may not be placed on the top of your things to-do list, but it will be much easier and more tolerable.  When the dog's diet is healthy and nutritious, you will have less mess in the yard or kennel.

Dog handlers with service animals are educated about the importance of a healthy diet and outputs during training.  It is important, for example, that a guide dog not have an accident while working.  The public would not be highly tolerant of trouble in a restaurant or grocery store.  Take a tip from trainers and keep your dog's diet healthy to avoid these messy situations.

Consult your veterinarian to decide what type of diet is best for your dog.  Look for a dry dog food that lists meat as the first ingredient.  This will help to reduce the amount of fillers your pet will consume.

Feeding your pet on a schedule is important.  When looking at your dog's diet, do not simply focus on what you are feeding your pet, but also focus on when you feed your dog.  If your dog's diet includes consistent mealtimes, you will be better able to predict your dog's potty schedule.  This can play a major role in effective housebreaking technique. 

Helping your pet eat right is the first step to maintaining a healthy diet for your dog.  Your dog's diet, when perfected, will keep things running smoothly.  Minimize outputs and mess with nutritious, scheduled feeding.  Beware of treats in your dog's diet.  Knowing what goes into your pet will reduce the garbage coming out. 

sábado, 30 de maio de 2020

What is the Green Bean Dog Diet

What is the Green Bean Dog Diet?

For some time, people have tossed around the idea of the green bean diet for dogs.  You may have heard of this and considered trying it.  Let's look at the green bean dog diet and discuss some of the pros and cons.

If you choose to feed your dog the green bean diet, you must know that you cannot exclusively feed your pet green beans.  Only supplying your dog with this green vegetable will not be a healthy choice for your dog's diet.  Pet owners will need to find a balance between dog food, for example, and green beans that will produce the desired results.  

The green bean dog diet involves standard kibble for your pet mixed with a portion of green beans.  The green beans are a healthy way to keep your dog full between meals.  For example, your lab may only need two cups of high-quality dog food per day to maintain a healthy weight, but he is always scrounging around and hungry.  Adding some green beans to  the food at meal time will help your dog's diet stay on track and keep your dog feeling full and happy.   

Should all dogs be eating the green bean diet?  Not all dog's need to have green beans added to their meals.   Typically, the green bean dog diet is recommended for dogs who need to lose weight.  After the initial weight loss, many pet owners continue to follow the green bean dog diet to help maintain a healthy weight for their pet.  
Both dogs and owners are often pleased with the results of the green bean dog diet.  Pet owners feel good about supporting the health of their dog.  Also, it is comforting for us humans to see a sizable helping for our pet.  Looking into the dog dish and seeing a few sparse kibbles totaling a half cup does not appear as generous as that same amount of kibble surrounded by a healthy helping of fancy cut green beans.

It is rare that your dog will turn his or her nose up at the green beans.  Your dog's diet is healthy and appreciated.  Dogs feel fuller and will respond with a more pleasant attitude and less scrounging around in search of some grub.

One negative factor to consider when changing your dog's diet over to the green bean diet, is the added fiber.  Some dog's systems react to this, so monitor your pet's outputs.  Begin adding the green beans slowly and gradually increase.  Some pet owners find it beneficial to only add the green beans to the dog's diet at one specific time during the day to keep the dog's potty schedule in order.

If you decide to turn your dog's diet over to the green bean dog diet, there are a few simple tips to keep in mine.  You won't be feeding your dog several cans of green beans a day.  Purchase a resealable lid to cover the open can of green beans for easier storage in the fridge between meals.  Measure the amount of green beans in your dog's diet just as you would measure kibble or treats.

If you notice the store has green beans on sale, by all means, purchase a few cans ahead and stock up.  Although green beans are not particularly expensive, it never hurts to save some cash.

Whenever possible, purchase canned green beans with no added salt.  This is a healthy option for your dog's diet, typically at no additional cost to you.  

The green bean dog diet can have many advantages.  Monitor your dog's intake to prevent unpredictable outputs.  The green bean dog diet helps to properly lose and maintain weight while keeping you and your pet happy.