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Thursday, June 22, 2023

 Greeting from little Road's End Zephyr and his new buddy.

He lives in Pennsylvania.

 Beautiful Princess.

Road's End Chummy.

She lives now in Tennessee.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Clipping the Dog a Summer Coat

Some of the disadvantages of cutting a summer coat to dogs:

  • Heatstroke: Dogs can overheat easily, and cutting their coat can make this even worse. If your dog is shaved and starts to show signs of heatstroke, such as heavy panting, glazed eyes, or difficulty breathing, take them to a cool, shady spot and give them plenty of water. If their condition doesn't improve, call your veterinarian or animal emergency hospital.
  • Sunburn: Dogs with shaved coats are more susceptible to sunburn, especially on their ears, nose, and belly. If your dog is shaved, be sure to apply sunscreen to these areas.
  • Skin irritation: The skin of dogs with shaved coats can be more sensitive to the sun, wind, and other elements. If your dog's skin becomes irritated after being shaved, apply a soothing ointment or cream.
  • Fleas and ticks: Dogs with shaved coats are more likely to get fleas and ticks. Be sure to check your dog's coat for parasites regularly and treat them promptly if you find any.
  • Danger of overheating: Dogs with shaved coats can overheat more easily in hot weather. If you are going to be out in hot weather with your dog, be sure to provide them with plenty of shade and water.

It is important to note that not all dogs should be shaved. Some breeds, such as huskies and malamutes, have double coats that help to keep them cool in the summer. Shaving these dogs can actually make them more susceptible to heatstroke. If you are unsure whether or not you should shave your dog, it is best to consult with your veterinarian.

Here are some tips to help keep your dog cool in the summer without shaving them:

  • Provide plenty of shade and water. Make sure your dog has a shady spot to rest in and plenty of fresh, cool water to drink.
  • Avoid strenuous activity during hot weather. Take your dog for shorter walks or play sessions in the morning or evening when it is cooler outside.
  • Groom your dog regularly. Regular grooming will help to remove excess hair and keep your dog's coat clean and free of mats.
  • Consider a cooling vest or bandana. There are a variety of cooling products available that can help to keep your dog cool on hot days.
  • Take your dog to the groomer for a professional trim. A professional groomer can help to remove excess hair and give your dog a cool, summer-ready look.

Providing RAW Bones to Canines

 There are many benefits to giving your dog raw bones. Here are a few:

  • Dental health: Raw bones help to clean your dog's teeth and gums, which can help to prevent periodontal disease. The act of chewing on a bone helps to scrape away plaque and tartar, just like a toothbrush.
  • Joint health: Raw bones provide calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for healthy bones and joints. They can also help to keep your dog's joints lubricated and reduce the risk of arthritis.
  • Mental stimulation: Chewing on a raw bone is a great way to provide mental stimulation for your dog. It can help to keep them occupied and prevent boredom, which can lead to destructive behavior.
  • Nutrition: Raw bones are a good source of protein, fat, and minerals. They can help to round out your dog's diet and provide them with the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

It is important to note that not all raw bones are created equal. Some bones, such as chicken bones, are more likely to splinter and cause internal injuries. It is important to choose bones that are large enough for your dog to chew without breaking them into small pieces. You should also avoid giving your dog bones that have been cooked, as this can make them more brittle and likely to splinter.

If you are unsure about which bones are safe for your dog, you should consult with your veterinarian. They can help you choose the right bones for your dog's size, breed, and chewing habits.

Here are some of the best raw bones for dogs:

  • Narrow marrow bones: These bones are long and thin, with a hollow center that is filled with marrow. They are a good choice for dogs of all sizes.
  • Beef knuckle bones: These bones are large and tough, making them a good choice for strong chewers.
  • Chicken necks: These bones are small and easy to digest, making them a good choice for puppies and small dogs.
  • Turkey necks: These bones are similar to chicken necks, but they are larger and have more meat on them.

When giving your dog a raw bone, it is important to supervise them at all times. This is to ensure that they do not swallow any small pieces of bone that could cause a choking hazard. You should also remove the bone from your dog once they have finished chewing it. This is to prevent them from chewing on the bone for too long, which could damage their teeth.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

 Joyful morning walks on our private land.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

These banners are some of my oldest ones:

Young Petite Praline von den Kolibris & Silenzio's Brolle

Young Silenzio's Brolle

In memory of Walzing Mathilda vom Kavalierchen

In memory of Quarterman von den Kolibris

In memory of Tiger Mann vom Cavalierchen

Greetings from little Zephyr at his new home.