WELCOME TO PET HEALTH
Goldendoodles are known to benefit from the phenomenon of “hybrid vigor,” which is a beneficial side effect of cross-breeding. While full-bred dogs are known to suffer from a variety of disorders as a result of generations of inbreeding, Goldendoodles have a much lower incidence of these disorders thanks to the genetic diversity of Poodles and Golden Retrievers.
My two-year-old Goldendoodle is reluctant to go in the backyard to do her business. I coax her to do so but she seems afraid to venture out unless I stay with her. Also even though she gets taken out twice a day to our dog park, she still doesn’t always indicate (bark or make other noises) that she has to go out when she needs to do more of her business.
- It’s a pretty simple concept: People love dogs. It’s why most of us have at …
- There’s more to Goldendoodles than just their beautiful coats, soulful eyes and cute faces. They …
- You know that all dogs, large or small, need a healthy and balanced diet. However, …
- In looking for a treatment for canine separation anxiety that is safe for your dog, …
- Successful dog training is something that every owner wants to achieve, but it doesn’t always …
It’s a pretty simple concept: People love dogs. It’s why most of us have at some point at least considered getting one. Many of those who ultimately choose not to become dog owners are forced into this decision due to their dog fur allergies. This prevents lots of people from fulfilling their doggie dreams. However, choosing the right type of dog can make it possible for many allergy sufferers to have a canine best friend and still live a comfortable life.
The process begins with choosing a breed that will be less reactive, which goes hand-in-hand with the amount of shedding. One breed that many people turn to in this situation is the Goldendoodle, because they have little to no shedding. If you want to be extra cautious about irritating your allergies, regular grooming is a plus.
Perhaps you or someone in the house has been having trouble with allergies, or maybe you desperately want to bring a goldendoodle home (we don’t blame you!) but are worried about your own allergies. Our best advice? Grooming.
Grooming a goldendoodle is going to be absolutely key in containing and minimizing your allergies, especially if you already have a sensitivity to furry animals!
Let’s discuss more about why some dog breeds are better than others for allergy sufferers. The following post provides additional details:
Why, then, are some dog breeds easier for allergic people to live with? There are a few possibilities:
It depends on the level of a person’s dog allergies. Those with milder reactions and fewer symptoms are likely to be better able to live with a dog. How much physical contact occurs between the allergy sufferer and the dog is a large factor as well. Good management and cleaning greatly helps. Most allergy sufferers will receive relief from not allowing the dog on furniture or in the bedroom, by routinely vacuuming and cleaning the home, washing the dog regularly, and wiping the dog down with a towel in between baths. Read more at Safari Doodles…
As noted, Goldendoodles generally shed little to none and that’s great for reducing reactions. But, there is still the issue of dander (dead skin cells that flake off the dog’s body), which is really at the heart of allergic reactions to pets in the first place. Obviously, this means there is still the potential for issues, which explains why no dog breeds are truly hypoallergenic — despite what some will tell you.
Because Goldendoodles and their coats are a mix of Golden Retrievers and Poodles they are often promoted as being hypoallergenic. The Poodle has a reputation for being hypoallergenic. So sometimes you see them being promoted as such. However, allergies are not tied to a particular dog coat type but to the dander, the dead skin cells that are shed by the dogs. There is no scientific evidence showing any particular breed or cross breed is more or less allergenic. There are cases where people with milder allergies to dogs will react less severely to a particular dog but no reputable breeder will guarantee that their dogs are hypoallergenic.
Another way you can help minimize reactions is keep your dog’s bedding and sleeping area clean, which prevents dander build-up. We hope these tips help you create a healthier, more comfortable co-existence for you and your Goldendoodle pup.
There’s more to Goldendoodles than just their beautiful coats, soulful eyes and cute faces. They have other important features that make people want to choose them for their next pet.
Goldendoodles Are A Healthy Breed
Goldendoodles are known to benefit from the phenomenon of “hybrid vigor,” which is a beneficial side effect of cross-breeding. While full-bred dogs are known to suffer from a variety of disorders as a result of generations of inbreeding, Goldendoodles have a much lower incidence of these disorders thanks to the genetic diversity of Poodles and Golden Retrievers. As a result, conditions such as hip-displasia and arthritis are less common in Goldendoodles than other dogs of similar size. Read more at Everything Doodle…
Hybrid vigor is also known as heterosis or outbreeding enhancement. It is a situation prevalent in hybrid offspring where certain biological qualities are enhanced or improved. In the case of the Goldendoodle, this can mean less risk of arthritis and longer lifespans.
These improvements are experienced over time in hybrids and affect other areas as well, such as growth rate, size, yield and fertility.
They Are Very Sociable
Goldendoodles are very social and get along well with everyone. They don’t do well in any type of guard or watchdog role and should not be used in that capacity. They can thrive in both city and country settings, but they’re not well suited to apartment living, since they do better with the space provided by a fenced yard. Goldendoodles should not live outside or in a kennel, however, since they thrive when they are in contact with the people they love. Read more at PetPav…
If you are looking for a dog that will easily blend with the family, friends and guests that come into your home, the Goldendoodle may be perfect for you. These dogs are very social and friendly, and thrive in environments where they are constantly interacting with people. On the flipside, the breed may not be ideal if you spend a lot of time away from home, unless you can make proper arrangements for petsitting.
They Are Low Maintenance
Goldendoodles are fairly easy keepers. Because Goldendoodles don’t shed profusely, they do need to be brushed regularly to remove dead and dying hair and prevent matting. A bath every few months can help keep their skin and coat in good condition, especially when they are groomed regularly between baths. It is a good idea to trim the hair that grows over their eyes. Toenails should be trimmed as in any other breed. Professional groomers are available to perform any of these tasks that owners are not comfortable doing or just don’t want to do. Read more at PetWave…
Learn more about Goldendoodles by reading the interesting articles on our website. Once you’re better acquainted with the breed, you might even feel ready to get yourself one of these wonderful dogs.
You know that all dogs, large or small, need a healthy and balanced diet. However, it is important to understand that not all large or small dogs can be on the same diet. The breeds that are predisposed to degenerative diseases and that require high nutritional levels must be fed with formulas and foods that afford the same nutritional needs as the larger and small breeds.
The importance of choosing the right dog foods
A dog’s food is not just a source of energy. It is also a balanced diet that supplies the basic nutrients that your dog needs to grow. If you have a fussy dog that won’t eat the food you give him, it is important to him that you provide him with more variety. A dog that is provided with a variety of food also helps the dog to maintain a healthy weight. Overweight dogs are more susceptible to degenerative diseases. You want to maintain your dog’s weight as it is a significant factor in overall health.
It is important to choose a high quality dog food that contains all the nutrients that your dog needs. Variety is important because it promotes a healthy digestive system and promotes overall health.
Dogs need a protein source
Protein is a vital need in the diet of dogs. Generally, protein consists of twenty-three percent of an adult dog’s body weight. It is a very important source of nutrients, so you must be careful not to give your dogs less.
Carbohydrates – what are they?
similarly with protein, carbohydrates consist of twenty-four percent of an adult dog’s body weight. They are also an important source of nutrients so you must be careful not to give your dogs less.
Fats and oils – what do they do?
You dog require some fats and oils in order to sustain life. Dogs require essential fats and oils in order to process vitamins and nutrients properly. Citrus oil, for example, is very useful in saving your dog’s coat. Another useful oil is flaxseed oil.
In addition to fats and oils, a dog also requires some carbohydrates that can be found in certain forms of protein and carbohydrates. Another important source of carbohydrates is the wheat germ.
What are specific foods for dachshunds?
It is important to give your puppy food that it was specifically designed for dachshunds. In order to feed your puppy food that is designed for small dogs, you should slowly introduce small amounts of the food at a time. If you introduce it all at once, your dog may develop tummy aches or diarrhea. Small doses of dog food, at appropriate intervals, will provide your puppy with the necessary nutrients for growth and development. Before you go to buy your puppy’s food, please read the labels and make sure the ingredients you will be buying are preservative free.
Your dog requires carbohydrates in order to digest grains, to produce energy and to keep their skin and coat healthy. Although most of the dog food you will find the market contain carbohydrates, they far from all. Please note that not all dog food you will find has the same amount of carbohydrates. When buying dog food, always read the label. Please remember that carbohydrates play an important role in energy of your dog. Another important energy source your dog gets is the dog food you eat. This is why you should not feed your dog foods that have been prepared for you.
Dogs also need water. Please remember that your dog gets thirsty just like humans and it needs water. Instead of giving your dog tap water, buy a water bottle and fill it with cold water. This is a much better alternative for your dog.
In addition to the regular diet, if your dog needs some extra energy, your veterinarian may recommend some form of fitness program. This can include walking on a leash or swimming. You will be amazed by the amount of exercise that you can get from walking or taking a longer walk.
Your dog’s diet plays a crucial role in its health. Your veterinarian will always recommend a good diet for your dog. Following this advice and regularly having your dog see the veterinarian will ensure that your dog remains healthy and energetic.
In looking for a treatment for canine separation anxiety that is safe for your dog, one alternative that you may not have considered is a form of acupuncture. Acupuncture, an ancient medical art, is both precise and non- distaling. This means that the bones and joints are not stimulated until the point of actual Feeling. This lets your dog know that they are being addressed and does not induce the so called punishment or punishment response.
For anyone else that is using a clicker to train their dog, they may have seen the conjunction of the word ‘Centered.‘ This is a specific type of acupuncture that takes place on the outside of the meridian points. The type of acupuncture that is used for this type of treatment is called Traditional Chinese Medicine.
For anyone else that is wanting their dog to learn to not be afraid of noises like fireworks, there are a number of things that you can actually do in order to alleviate their fear. This is done by actually marking the event that causes the dog stress with a click and treating. This way when the dog is in the middle of something that they are fearful of, for instance the fireworks, you can actually click and treat. After a while, it should click and treat when the dog is in the middle of the situation and not when they are already in it.
There are a number of things that you can do in order to help your dog get over their fears.
- Sound Therapy. Canines love to hear their own voices, so this could be worth trying. Essentially you would play audio of yourself and your home on a CD, create a peaceful and soothing environment, and then gradually increase the volume as your dog’s behavior slowly deteriorates. This is a process that should take a couple of weeks. Remember that this is a treatment that needs to take at least 10 to 14 weeks.
- Exercise. Do you have an active dog? If so, you may want to consider getting them a couple of days of extra walking or even starting them on an agility course. This will help them wear off some of their energy and nervousness. The anxious behavior will be reduced from the exercise and from being outside in new and exciting environments.
- Observe. Just like with humans, dogs are creatures of habit. Anytime they do something, or a type of behavior that is out of the ordinary, you will need to observe and figure out why. If they kept missing you and whimpers every time you went away, you will want to take them to the vet, right?
- Change. Another huge reason that your dog has anxiety, particularly when you leave them, is that they have become used to it. Before you leave, they are tired, the same tired they were when you left, and they will associate your absence with you not being there. You need to go through the motion of exiting the house calmly so that this doesn’t happen. If you have always gone out in a similar way to them before leaving them, they will know this is the time to expect you to leave, so they will not become anxious.
- Obedience. Simply showing obedience is a great way to resolve any anxiety issues with separation. Teaching your dog to sit and stay, or even starting a training program that gradually gets more difficult, can help your dog cope.
- Trick Training. The basis for this approach is that very young pups may engage in licking and nipping because they are teething. The confidence that they gain from this simple activity builds their confidence, and noticing that you are OK with it lets them know that they are not alone. Don’t overexcite if they start whining, as they are reacting to their need to be rescued. This is not a whining dog; they are just bored. You can easily turn the table on them: slather a towel, maybe even a dog sweater on them, and play the “They’re the abandoned dog, or what ever got away” card. They’ll never know the difference.
- Leave. The first step is starting with a short absences, say, a minute or so. Gradually increase the time as the dog gets used to it. The minute they start whining or barking, you can be like Lucy and take them back to the ‘vier’ (as they say of the pack).
- Locate and Keep. This is another step that teaches the dog that crating (as in a dog carrier) is a great place to be. The idea here is to assert your alpha role, telling the dog that someone else is in charge of the pack.