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                         Wrong Kind Of Table Food

              The following foods have been associated with various

              reactions, ranging from vomiting and
              diarrhea to life-threatening toxicities:

              > Raw Eggs :
              May contain Salmonella and an enzyme
              in raw egg whites prevents uptake
              of biotin, a B vitamin.

              > Raw Meat:
              May be contaminated with Salmonella or E. coli

              > High-fat Foods:
              If overfed, can lead to pancreatitis (inflammation
              of the pancreas), especially in

              genetically predisposed breeds such as Miniature Schnauzers.

              > Bones:
              Raw bones can damage teeth and cause

              gastrointestinal obstruction and perforation;

              overeating cooked bones can cause severe constipation.

              > Onions,

              fresh garlic, and related foods:
              Can cause gastrointestinal irritation and anemia
              if eaten in sufficient quantity. The toxic dose
              depends on the food and individual response.

              Can cause diarrhea in some puppies and adults.

              Contains methylxanthines and theobromine,
              caffeine-like compounds that can cause vomiting,

              diarrhea, abnormal heartbeat, tremors, seizures, and death.

              The darker the chocolate, the more toxic compounds.

              > Grapes and Raisins:
              Can cause kidney failure if eaten in sufficient quantity.

              The toxic dose varies from dog to dog.

              > Avocados:
              Can cause digestive tract irritation, with vomiting and diarrhea.

              > Bread-dough Yeast:
              Bread dough containing yeast can rise in the digestive tract,

              causing obstruction; it produces alcohol as it rises.

              > Macadamia Nuts:
              Can cause
vomiting, weakness, poor coordination, and other symptoms.

              If you aren't sure if a food is safe for your dog, ask your veterinarian.

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                        About your dog's Anal Gland

              Scooting, licking, and smell could be signs of an anal gland ailment.
              The anal sacs are
located on each side of the anus, just under the
              skin. They open to the outside by tiny
passageways or ducts. Glands
              within the
anal sacs produce a dark, foul- smelling substance. The
              sacs normally empty as
the animal has a bowel movement. Their

              purpose is unknown although one theory suggests that they were once
              used to mark
territory. Today however, your dog can do well without

              Your dog has a set of anal glands placed on either side of their anus.
              In the wild
these glands secrete scent which your dog uses to mark
              its territory when it has a
bowel movement.

              For many reasons, sometimes these tear-shaped glands get blocked.
means that while more and more liquid is produced, none is being
into your dog's stools. Signs of blocked anal glands include
scooting, bloody stools, strong odor or a swollen anus.

              Expressing your dog's anal glands is relatively easy. Use one hand to
up the dog's tail and pull it gently toward the head. Hold a disposable
              cloth or 
tissue in the other hand. Place your thumb externally over one

              anal gland and your fingers over the other (see the diagram an top for

              correct position). Press in and apply firm pressure as you pull your fingers
              posteriorly over the glands.
The glands should empty out into your tissue.

              Normal anal sac fluid should come out slightly yellow or brown in color.
              Impacted sacs will 
be very difficult to express and the material may be
              pasty and colored
grey or black.

                       X-ray of a 2 weeks old Puppy

             Look at how far the bones have to grow before they become a proper
             bony joint! This is why 
you should never let puppies jump, walk up/down
             stairs, over
exercise or over train. Doing to much impact activity at a
             young age
Will cause serious issues later in life, or even at a young age
             as hip dysplasia and other
orthopedic conditions are Rising in puppies!
             Remember the puppy rule for every month increase activity by 5
             For example 
8-week old puppy only needs 10 minutes physical activity a

             day - a 6-month-old only needs 30 minutes a day of physical activity!!
*physical activity includes - going for a walk, training, playing fetch,
running, playing with other dogs etc. Enjoy your new puppy but remember
wouldn't make a
6-month-old baby run a mile a day so don't make your

             puppy either!

                         The puppies are eating

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            by-products or artificial 

            This recipe also features:

            • Small kibble shape for easier chewing
             .Pure coconut oil which is very easy for
             your pet to digest
            • DHA / EPA to support brain development
            • Omega oils to promote skin and coat health
            • Quality proteins for optimal growth

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