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Do not make the mistake of preparing a 'human' diet for your pet dog. The digestion systems of humans and dogs are very different. Take this into consideration when deciding the diet of the dog. The factors of distinction are given below: a. Humans have got a long intestinal tract.
Dogs Have Comparatively Shorter Tract.
Humans have 32 teeth created for grinding and breaking down the food.
Dogs Have 42 Teeth Built to Rip Flesh Apart.
Human digestion begins in the mouth when the enzymes in our saliva act on the food.
Dogs Gulp Straight Down the Food and It is Digested in the Stomach.
We often help make the mistake of feeding excessive carbohydrates to pet dogs. Simple carbohydrates tend to be obtained from whole grains while complex carbohydrates can be obtained from brans, hulls etc. Dogs should be fed more animal protein than grain protein. Their quota of grain protein was filled by the predigested vegetable matter in the body of its prey.
- Carbohydrates are needed for correct digestion and stool formation.
- However, the quantity required is not very high.
- Excess carbs lead to more time being taken for digestion, excessive numbers of bar stool and development of protein deficiency disease.
- You are providing excess carbs for a dog in the event you feed it a lot of dry foods.
- Dry foods contain large amounts of cereal grains because the grains are a cheap source of nutrients.
Further, Determine Whether Your Own Dog is Allergic to Whole Grains
This is best ensured by preparing a diet that fits the diet fed to the breed in the country of origin of the breed. At the end of the day, avoid any food which your dog refuses to eat despite numerous attempts.
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While pheromones sound similar to hormones, the former is secreted externally while the latter is produced internally. Further, the hormones affect the internal behavior of the dog while pheromones have an effect on the behavior of other animals of the same species.
- Dogs smell the particular pheromones of other dogs and this has an effect on it's behavior.
- Pheromones impact the behavior of your dog in: a.
- Group integration b.
- Battling c.
- General Aggressiveness
Is believed that pheromones are released in a. Urine b. Feces c. Exhaled breath d. Subcutaneous glands at base of tail e. Subcutaneous glands at bottom of foot pads.
- This inference is supported by the fact that intense, fighting dogs are often compulsive urine sniffers and pee markers.
- Further, a comprehensive reduction on aggression is noticed when the dogs are not permitted in order to sniff and mark urine.
- Is important to understand dog pheromones because it acts as a trigger or primer for certain types of behavior.
- Have you ever seen a dog attacking another dog for no apparent reason?
- The pheromones may be at work here.
- That may have caused the dog to treat the other as a threat.
- Vicious biting dogs prefer brand name odd territories with their personal pheromones before attacking.
- Some dogs try this even when they are on house territory.
- Needless to say, this behavior can wreak havoc in your home.
- Conduct remedial programs to your dog to correct this problem.
- Restrict urination to a particular area only to lower aggressiveness and prevent household urination.
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