Black Dogs

Check out Fred Levy’s Black Dogs Project if you want to see more beautiful photos of black (and other) dogs. This image shows the kind Labrador Teddy.


A Belgian Shepherd with lovely long hair. The Belgian Shepherd is a medium-sized dog, with a strong body yet allowing for elegant movements.


The Barbet, with its origins in France, is a friendly dog – and said to be an excellent addition to any caring family.


This handsome dog is a Mudi, a Hungarian breed. They were originally bred to herd cattle. They are versatile and great to have around your farm, especially when you have a rodent problem! They will be most happy when they have plenty of space to run around in.

How To Treat Dogs With Dry Skin

Dry skin isn’t a nice feeling at all. Your skin can get really itchy, right? Well dogs have the same kind of problem, yet they can’t just go out to the pharmacy and purchase a remedy. But, as the owner you can certainly help. Here are some remedies that might just help your dog.

Some of these remedies sound familiar, and actually they are! Plenty of dry skin treatments for human beings are applicable to dogs.

One such remedy is vitamin E. Give your dog a nice massage with vitamin E oil and he/she will thank you for it later. You can also buy foods rich in vitamin E, there are plenty of dog food products available these days with extra vitamins for your pet.

Are you using a dog shampoo? It is possible that your dog’s skin can not stand one of the ingredients, try a different shampoo – one that contains fewer aggressive ingredients. Oh and don’t use human shampoos, dog skin is different from human skin!

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Brushing your dog’s hair regularly helps remove loose hair, which can cause irritation if left alone. The loose hair can build up and prevent the skin from breathing properly.

Could there be something in your dog’s diet causing the dry skin? Try a different diet, one containing fewer or no ingredients associated with dry skin – or, as mentioned above, see if a vitamin E rich diet improves skin hydration.

If you are going to change your dog’s diet by increasing the vitamin intake then it would be wise to consult your vet first.

Dry skin is associated with a range of different medical conditions. If your dog’s skin does not improve after treatment then you may want to pay a visit to your vet. Perhaps an allergy is causing the dry skin problems? Also note that some dog breeds, such as the Chinese Crested, are more susceptible to skin issues. Taking action early will help prevent more serious skin conditions from developing.

Sleeping Cats

So it’s 2017, another year has passed. Let’s hope 2017 is a good year for all pets and pet lovers. There are still many improvements to be made concerning the treatment of animals, and we are looking forward to this year improving the health of millions of pets all over the world – especially those that live in terrible circumstances.

My cat wasn’t impressed by the fireworks at all, she slept through the whole ordeal.

The cats below need a long sleep after all those New Year festivities though!

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Have a great New Year!

Making Sure Your Cat Stays Healthy

Keeping a close eye on the health of your cat is important. Cats do experience pain similarly to humans. Just like humans they can be affected by infectious diseases. By monitoring your cat’s health daily you will be able to prevent more serious health issues at a later time. Visiting the veterinarian at least once a year is strongly advised. You really shouldn’t delay informing your vet if you notice any peculiar behaviour from your cat.

Stress is just as bad for your cat as it is for you. Make sure your cat gets plenty of rest. You might think that cats have no problem relaxing, and in general you’d be right. However stressful households DO have a negative effect on their health. If you can’t provide a stable, at times quiet, place for your cat to grow old in, then perhaps you should reconsider getting a cat if you haven’t already.

Cats can not eat all human foods. Some foods are actually a danger to their well-being. Obesity is a major issue in the world of humans, are we feeding our cats properly? Over-feeding is quite common. A big well-fed cat might look cute, but in the long term health problems can develop such as diabetes, and arthritis. Cats’ behaviour has changed over the years. They were once kept mostly to hunt for mice in barns, hence got much more exercise. Nowadays their lives are much more sedentary – so their diet needs to adjust as well.

Feed your cat plenty of liquid! Giving your cat too much dry food will cause dehydration, and might end in urinary-tract problems. A diet rich in liquids is a must. Cats get most of their water from the food we provide them with. Other than feeding your cat a mouse every day, which consist of about 70% water, canned foods will do the job just as well. Besides canned food as a source of water, additionally there should be plenty of fresh water available to your cat.

Please note that cats are carnivores, they prefer meat – they were designed to function mainly on meat. Trying to turn your cat into a vegetarian is not advisable.

If you have any concerns about your cat’s health, consult your veterinarian. Many health problems can be prevented if timely action is taken.