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Psiastrology. What does his zodiac sign say about your dog?

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Psiastrology. What does his zodiac sign say about your dog?


The date of birth also affects the nature of pets! What does his zodiac sign say about your dog? Check it out!

What’s your dog’s zodiac sign?

In the case of purebred dogs from kennel, the exact date of birth is not a problem. It should be included in the certificate, which we receive from the breeder together with the puppy. However, not only they can have the zodiac sign! For stray pets, adoption means starting a whole new life. So if you have an adopted pooch at home, you can successfully take the date on which it came into your care as the date of its birth!

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Zodiac sign
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Aquarius dogs are extremely social and usually extremely intelligent. With the help of the sixth sense, they will perfectly sense the mood of their guardian and will support him in difficult times. Some Aquarians need a daily dose of mental challenges to keep their hyperactivity in check. They will also need a relaxing walk from time to time to cool off from the excess of emotions.

The rest of the zodiac signs can be found on the following pages!

Author: Aleksandra Prochocka

Peppers for a dog. Can a dog eat paprika?

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Peppers for a dog. Can a dog eat paprika?


Peppers are a very diverse type of plant. These include both fire-burning chili peppers and sweet, colorful annual peppers. Which of them can we give our pooch?

What does paprika contain?

Pepper is a vegetable that can be found in almost every kitchen. No wonder – plants of this kind are not only extremely tasty, but also low in calories and rich in valuable nutrients. They contain an extremely high dose of vitamin C, which they have several times more than lemons. Paprika supplements our diet with beta-carotene, lycopene and other antioxidants that delay the aging process and have an anti-cancer effect. These vegetables also contain B vitamins, vitamin E, potassium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium. Individual species of peppers differ slightly in composition, but all of them are considered extremely healthy and recommended for people who care about their diet. Can all peppers also be included in the pet’s diet?

Is bell pepper safe for a dog?

Certain types of peppers should never be included in your pet’s diet. Any hot peppers such as chillies, jalapeno or habanero, even in small amounts, can seriously irritate a dog’s stomach and cause severe diarrhea. The only peppers we can feed your pet are red, yellow and green sweet peppers (also called annual peppers). These vegetables pose no threat to your dog and can be a great addition to his diet. They are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber. Red peppers are most suitable for a low-calorie vegetable snack, as they contain the most health-promoting ingredients.

How to serve paprika to your dog?

The peppers should be free of salt, pepper and other spices when served to your dog. It also cannot be mixed with onion, garlic or sauce. The safest option is to treat your pet with raw vegetables, cut into small cubes or strips. Peppers can also be steamed and served as puree or dried and used as rewards during training. However, we must remember that too much pepper administered at once may cause diarrhea or vomiting in the dog!

Author: Aleksandra Prochocka

Do you know what problems exist in brachycephalic dogs?

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Do you know what problems exist in brachycephalic dogs?


Nowadays, dogs of brachycephalic breeds, such as shih tzu, pug, Pekingese, French bulldog and English bulldog, are very popular and popular with potential owners. Brachycephaly is a condition where the skull of an animal is shorter and wider than that of other animals. This results in a significantly shortened nose and jaw, giving the „flattened face” effect. The health consequences of this condition include problems with breathing and the circulatory system. An additional problem resulting from the state of brachycephaly are shallow eye sockets, and thus permanently „protruding” eyes beyond the eyelid gap, which seem much larger than they really are.

Ophthalmic problems in brachycephalic races

Such a shape of the skull in brachycephalic races leads to many abnormalities and ophthalmic problems. As a result, they can lead to visual impairment or loss, and even to the eyeball itself. The shallow eye sockets of these dog breeds very often prevent complete closure of the lagophthalmos, especially during sleep. As a consequence, it leads to improper hydration of the cornea and further complications, e.g. pigmentation, fibrosis.

Another problem that the owner of a pug or French bulldog must take into account is the oversized nasal fold and entropion of the lower eyelid in the medial part of the eye. Such abnormalities, in turn, lead to impaired tear flow and constant irritation of the cornea. They can be the direct cause of its ulceration and, if left untreated, even lead to its perforation.

Dry eye syndrome is another problem that very often affects brachycephalic breeds such as shih tzu, lhasa apso, cavalier king charles spaniel and english bulldog. In dogs with a tear deficiency, it is very common to observe a large amount of greenish-yellow exudate accumulating around the eyes and sticking the eyelid gap. It should be emphasized that the dry eye syndrome causes enormous discomfort in our pets and in addition to the causal treatment (at the ophthalmologist), it is necessary to apply effective moisturizing preparations eye and hygiene and removal of residual secretions.

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How to care for the eyes of the brachycephalic races?

As with most defects and abnormalities, it is very important in brachycephalic breeds to care for the proper protection of the cornea dedicated preparations for animals. This helps to minimize the risk of mechanical damage, especially in spring and summer, when animal activity is at its highest.

It is also worth considering preparations containing hyaluronic acid, which is extremely safe for the eye. Among the many moisturizing products on the market, those that remain on the surface of the eye for a relatively long time deserve attention. They usually have the consistency of a gel or gel-droplets and a harmonized composition. Thanks to this, they not only provide adequate protection, but also moisturize and nourish the cornea during exposure to difficult weather conditions. In turn, maintaining proper eye hygiene can be achieved even with home methods, i.e. gauze and warm boiled water.

Nevertheless, commercially available hygiene products may be more effective. When choosing, we should pay special attention to the appropriate composition. The ingredients contained in such preparations should be free of chlorhexidine or oxidants, which may cause irritation after inadvertent contact with the eye surface.

Author: dr n. Vet. Natalia Ziółkowska, DVM, PhD

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Can a small dog be allowed to play with a large dog?

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Can a small dog be allowed to play with a large dog?


Many keepers of miniature dogs tremble at the thought that a bigger quadruped will hurt their pet seriously even during innocent play. Is it right? Maybe we should socialize our little ones also with big dogs? Let’s see if we can let the little dog play with the big dog!

Can I allow a small dog to approach a large one?

Keeping a miniature dog under a lampshade and protecting it from larger quadrupeds can be a serious problem. Small dogs without such contacts often react to large animals with great excitement, barking and pulling on the leash. And it’s not a big problem for the keepers – after all, it’s not difficult to keep such a toddler on a leash … But such situations are a huge stress for a miniature pet! Of course, approaching large quadrupeds with a pooch that is so excited can end up badly. A large dog has the right to feel threatened, even if his „opponent” is not much bigger than his paw. And then it’s easy for a real tragedy … Is it safe to get to know each other big and small pooch?

Are unleash meetings safer?

It has been known for a long time that pets that meet without a leash are less tense and less prone to quarrels. A large, calm doggie let loose will sooner leave than get into a fight even with an unruly toddler. However, not every giant will be so understanding! To avoid potential threats, it is best to familiarize dogs with such different dimensions through the net – for example, on the dog run. Thanks to this, both animals will have the opportunity to sniff each other thoroughly without being able to hurt themselves. If we are sure that such a meeting was successful and the dogs are friendly to each other, we can allow a direct meeting.

A small dog can always get hurt!

While allowing a small dog to contact larger dogs, we must remember, however, that even the nicest giant can accidentally hurt him. It is enough for him to nudge it with his paw or step on it in a playful chase… and the tragedy is ready. Dog miniatures are extremely susceptible to any injuries – fractures, eye injuries or even more serious injuries. Therefore, letting your little pooch go crazy chasing the big dogs will always come with a lot of risk. By carefully observing your quadruped’s body language, avoiding leash contact, and talking to the handler of a larger pet before meeting the dogs, you can minimize the risk of an accident.

Author: Aleksandra Prochocka

A pet on the go is pure pleasure. Take your dog on vacation!

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A pet on the go is pure pleasure. Take your dog on vacation!


Do not hesitate and take your dog on vacation! However, before you go on a trip, make sure that your pet has up-to-date vaccinations – especially the obligatory vaccines against rabies. Attach a tag to the collar or harness, preferably an engraved tag (twisted, cylinder-shaped tags often get unscrewed, and the data hidden inside fall out). In addition to your phone number, you can also put a second one there for someone from the family who stays there.

Take your dog on vacation – remember that!

Pack at least a small supply of food to which your pet is used to – nothing spoils the pleasure of carefree lazing around more than upset your pet’s stomach. It is also worth having a folding bowl. Also, don’t forget about the muzzle. But not a soft material in which the dog cannot open its mouth to cool off, but a muzzle with a wide mesh, in which there is enough space to pull out the tongue to its full length and breathe freely!

Or maybe she prefers to stay?

If your pet likes to travel, take your dog on vacation. However, if you plan to stay in a large holiday resort, noisy and full of noisy attractions, and your dog is fearful, it may be better to spare him the excess of stimuli. Ask your aunt or other close person that the pet knows and likes if she would care for him in your absence. But she has to be with him all the time, and not stop by for a moment …

1. Driving a car with air conditioning is not tiring for a dog

If you don’t have air conditioning, leave a window ajar (preferably not fully open). Make stops: let the dog empty his bladder and stretch his paws. The safest thing is to transport animals in specially adapted transporters, or in certified seat belts. Recently, car seats designed mainly for small and medium-sized dogs have appeared on the market. However, it is quite an expensive solution (prices are usually in the range of several hundred zlotys).

2. Dogs can be transported on trains, small ones even free of charge

The condition for free travel is keeping the pet in the carrier. However, you can always transport your pet without a transporter after purchasing a ticket. If other passengers protest against the presence of a pet in the compartment, the conductor is obliged to indicate another seat. This problem does not exist in cars without compartments. Where is our dog not allowed to be? In the restaurant car (unless we have an assistance or guide dog), on the seats and in the sleeping compartments.

3. Each airline has its own regulations regarding the transport of animals and you must understand them

When you plan a trip by plane, you will not need to buy a transporter – with the dimensions required by a specific carrier. Larger dogs travel in the hold. Many lines allow you to take a small dog in the cabin, but only on the condition of transporting it in a carrier. Most carriers, however, agree to the presence of only one dog on board, so be sure to check if someone has already reported their intention to take their ward on the same flight.

4. Whoever suffers from motion sickness knows how his pet feels when he also has this problem

In the past, it was believed that the pet must not be fed before the trip. However, dogs are easy to vomit, which often happens when a pet is hungry – hence the recommendation to give the dog’s stomach something to digest. This should be a small light meal to help you absorb the medications to control your symptoms. And such drugs should be prescribed by a vet – let’s not experiment with specifics intended for people. Sometimes what helps people harm dogs.

5. Joint breeding is pure pleasure – provided that we do not overestimate the dogs’ abilities

Measure your intentions against your pets’ strength and don’t plan too long routes, especially when the temperatures are high. Remember that what is pleasant warmth for us, for a dog can become a heat that is hard to bear. In general, special cooling vests work quite well, preventing the dog’s body from overheating quickly. If you are planning a professional hiking, prepare your pet for him by training with him in advance. It is worth taking paw abrasion remedies, elastic bands and a bandage with you. And, most importantly, be sure to protect your dog with a tick agent!

6. Useful travel gadgets – not necessary, but they can make it easier

Cooling mats are available in stores to help our pet endure the journey in the heat. If we are driving a car and we do not want to lock the dog in the carrier, a mat covering the seats, fastened to the backrests of the front seats, will work well. Even if a pet has an unpleasant indisposition, we will not be upset that it has dirty the upholstery – dirt from the mat is very easy to remove.

Author: Paulina Łukaszewska

Overheating in the dog! How to prevent this from happening?

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Overheating in the dog! How to prevent this from happening?


Overheating in a dog is not uncommon on hot days. How to prevent this from happening? Last summer my bitch suddenly started limping on a straight road. I felt all the joints in her paw, but couldn’t find the source of the pain. So I looked at the foot, because long-haired dogs sometimes get tangled between their toes, making them limp. This time there was no tangling, but something strange was happening to her pads – they looked as if they were peeling. I took her to the vet immediately.

A dog can get a stroke from the wrong muzzle!

A good muzzle is not one that is made of soft material, but one where the dog can freely open its mouth, throw its tongue out and gasp. This is the only way for him to cool down, because dogs don’t sweat the whole body like ours. Let’s never forget that!

Asphalt „disease”

The vet just looked at her feet: „Oh, we have a typical case of asphalt disease here!” – He joked and explained to me that the little one must have stepped on the hot, melted asphalt that was stuck to the paw pads. So I played dog podiatrist afterwards and cleaned her feet of asphalt particles. Since then I have remembered once and for all: in summer you have to watch out for hot asphalt. It is safest to lead a dog on the grass, because hot asphalt is also a danger of getting your paws burned!

Watch out for the nudes

Most dogs are at risk of overheating, but the external sunburn that often happens to us usually does not take place because the dog is protected by the coat. Unless we cut it too short – then we expose the pet to burns, especially as the dog’s skin, usually sheltered from the sun, is not used to it. So you mustn’t do that! However, it is important to brush your pet regularly in the heat, because it is easy to get chafing under the tangles. And if we have a representative of the naked race (the most popular are Chinese Crested Dogs), we must protect his skin as well as our own and lubricate it with sunscreen (at least 30 SPF).

Dangerous situations

On hot days, the dog instinctively looks for refreshment: it lies down in the shade or on cool surfaces, sometimes it digs a hole in damp soil, and after taking care of its physiological needs, it returns home instead of going for a walk. It is worse when there is no choice, because, for example, it is tethered, left by the thoughtless owner in a sunny place: under a shop or in a playpen without a roof. Let’s take a look around to see if a dog is in this situation and if he needs help, even a bowl of water. Also, never, ever leave the dog alone in the car, even if we parked in the shade, because the car heats up quickly!

Overheating in a dog – disturbing symptoms

Although we made sure that the dog had shelter from the sun and cool (water for drinking and bathing), let’s watch him. If he is agitated, out of breath, his sides are moving, he is drooling and his tongue is altered – these symptoms could be signs of overheating! Cover your dog with wet towels: let’s cool his head, neck, armpits and groin. Let us encourage you to drink cold water. And if his condition doesn’t improve quickly, let’s take him to the vet.

What will help you beat the heat?

Folding silicone bowl
In hot weather you usually take water with you from home or you can buy it on the way. If you choose still, you can share a bottle with your dog (many dogs don’t want to drink sparkling water). You just need to remember to take even a small (or foldable) bowl for him.

Cooling mat
It will be useful not only at home (e.g. for lining a bed), but also when traveling, especially if you do not have air conditioning in the car. The dog can lie on or underneath the cooling mat.

Dog „ice cream”
You can find recipes for them on the internet, but we don’t recommend ice cream for your dog to eat. It can eat them too greedily and harm yourself. However, you can, for example, soak its play cord in water and freeze it. The doggy will tug him, lick him and cool down at the same time.

Plastic pool
If you have a garden and your dog likes water, he or she will be happy to splash in the inflatable pool. And if you don’t have one, sprinkle your pet with water (gently!) From a garden hose.

Who is at risk of heat stroke?

Some breeds are particularly sensitive to heat and overheating due to their small stature, shape of the dog’s mouth and very thick hair.

Babies and old ladies – dogs in their prime are the most resistant to extreme temperatures. Both puppies and older quadrupeds tolerate heat worse. Therefore, they must be carefully protected from the sun.

Mordasy with flat noses Although their flat faces look cute, breeds such as the pug, bulldog and shih tzu are less breathable, making high temperatures dangerous for them. Therefore, they absolutely must not be forced to exercise in hot weather – even a normal walk may be overpowering for them these days!

Black cumin – it is not without reason that bright colors reign in the summer, while in dark clothes it is hotter in the sun. The same is true of dark pet hair. Therefore, black and brown dogs can tolerate high temperatures less well than their light-colored cousins. Such quadrupeds especially need shade.

Mega-cloths – in their case the matter is debatable. It would seem that dense hair increases the risk of overheating. But it also protects the skin from the sun, just like we protect our skin with our clothes. However, dogs with a thick undercoat and abundant fur, adapted to living in frosty climates (e.g. huskies or malamutes) may find it difficult to endure the heat.

Author: Dorota Jastrzębowska

5 myths about dogs from shelter that harm homeless pets

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5 myths about dogs from shelter that harm homeless pets


What myths about dogs from the shelter harm homeless quadrupeds the most? Check out what you should never repeat if you care for the welfare of stray pets!

5 myths about dogs from shelters

Adopting a dog is not only a way to gain a unique friend. It is also a good deed! If we want to embrace poverty from behind bars, we often have many various doubts … This decision is also not helped by false, harmful myths about dogs from shelters. Here are 5 false statements about dogs that have always deterred many people from adopting.

1. The dog ended up in the shelter because it caused problems

This is probably the most popular myth about dogs from a shelter. We very often think that every quadruped behind the shelter bars caused serious problems in the previous house – he was aggressive, had separation anxiety or dirty in the apartment. However, in most cases the truth is quite different! The reason for getting a dog out of the house is very often simple, soulless abandonment. The vast majority of animals in the shelter stay there because of the birth of a child, a holiday trip or the owners moving. Dogs whose guardian died or had to go to the hospital are also put behind bars. Some of the quadrupeds are also dogs found on the street or taken away from their owners for being mistreated. They didn’t deserve a stay behind bars!

2. A dog from a shelter is not suitable for living

Quadrupeds staying in the shelter often kill themselves in their own box, bark constantly and destroy everything they can reach with their mouths. However, even many years of being locked in a box does not mean that the pooch will forget what it is like to live with a human being! Shelter stress will not erase the dog’s memory of the previously learned rules. And even if he behaves inappropriately in his new home for the first few days, he will quickly remember how it all works. What if he has never lived at home before? After all, he can be taught anything!

3. There are only ugly dogs in the shelter

It is true that purebred animals are hard to find behind the bars of shelters. But not only they can be beautiful! The mongrels come in all sizes, colors and shapes that we can imagine. So we can easily find a pooch among them that will suit our taste. Only who chooses a friend by appearance? Above all, it’s character!

4. A dog after a walk will not be a good pet

Neglected, starved or rescued from pseudo-breeding dogs did not have an easy life and may have a problem to trust us from the very first meeting. This does not mean, however, that they are not able to love us and enjoy the new chance at home! It is possible that such dogs will initially need special treatment, rehabilitation, or even the help of a specialist. However, as soon as they feel safe and loved, their caregivers will repay their help with a vengeance.

5. It is not worth adopting an older dog, because he will not learn anything

For many people, adopting a puppy seems to be the only way to prevent a quadruped from causing us problems in the future. However, this is not true! Adult dogs waiting in the shelter are often properly trained – thanks to the volunteers they know the basic commands, and sometimes they have overworked the biggest problems, such as aggression towards other pets or defense of resources. By adopting an adult dog, we can also avoid the hassle of dealing with an eternally unresolved, agitated puppy, unlearning finger biting or stealing slippers. An older pooch can still learn a lot, adapt to our lifestyle and be simply a wonderful pet.

Author: Aleksandra Prochocka

Why is the dog taking food out of the bowl? Check what he means!

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Why is the dog taking food out of the bowl? Check what he means!


An elegant bowl set in a quiet corner of the house, a place chosen so that it is easy to clean up the mess after a dog’s meal … But no! Your pet catches a few crisps in its mouth each time, takes them completely different and only eats them there, and then returns for another portion! Why is the dog taking food out of the bowl and choosing strange places to eat?

Why is the dog taking food out of the bowl?

Dogs have many strange habits. One sleeps only in the bathroom, another barking at garbage cans, another furiously licking mirrors at every opportunity … However, each of these dog ideas has its own explanation, although sometimes it is stranger than the behavior itself. It is no different when the dog takes food from the bowl and prefers to eat it elsewhere. What could this be caused by? Here are some theories!

Cold to the feet

If you feed your dog on kitchen tiles and your pet is extremely sensitive, the blame for the crisps on the carpet may be an unpleasantly cold ground. This reason is especially likely if the pooch behaves this way primarily in winter. In this case, solving the problem is extremely simple. It is enough to put the dog’s towel, cloth or a small rug next to the bowl so that the pet can stand on the material while eating.

Mom, where are you?

You give the dog a bowl and immediately go to another room, and your pooch is already following you with a mouth full of food? Maybe she needs your company to feel safe while eating! This behavior may be the result of over-attachment, a need to control the environment, or unprocessed anxiety. If you are tired of the crumbs brought under your desk, you can start placing a dog bowl against the wall of the room you are in more often, and in the meantime start working on your pet’s problems.

Leave me alone!

And vice versa – if you feed your pet in a place where someone is constantly hanging around, you should not be surprised that the pooch prefers to take the food out to a more quiet corner. This behavior can be related to defending resources against humans or other dogs. If your pet runs away with food to a secluded place, follow his suggestions and start placing food for him right there! Also, make sure that other household members do not harass him and do not look into his bowl during meals.

Unpleasant noises

If you do not remove your dog’s collar after a walk and have a tag attached to it, it is possible that the tag bumping against the bowl makes an unpleasant noise for the dog. Especially when the bowl is made of porcelain or glass. Removing your dog’s collar after a walk will not only solve this problem, but can also prevent other troubles!

What is a bowl?

Taking as much food as possible from the bowl and eating it from the floor also happens to dogs that have not been in contact with the bowl before. Some quadrupeds kept in poor conditions, when food has been thrown directly on the ground, may not know how to eat otherwise. Such dogs should be initially given food on a flat mat or a wide plate, and then fed from deeper and deeper dishes.

The dog takes the food out of the bowl… because it can!

If neither theory fits your dog’s behavior, taking the food out of the bowl may not have any explanation. Dogs with this tendency can be fed from a bowl that slows down their food intake. It will not allow the pet to scoop a lot of food into its mouth. Toys filled with food will also be a good solution, from which the pooch will not scoop up the food and spread it on the carpet.

Author: Aleksandra Prochocka

Your dog doesn’t want to drink water? Check how to hydrate your pet!

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Your dog doesn't want to drink water? Check how to hydrate your pet!


Dogs must drink water every day to avoid dehydration that is dangerous to health and life. Therefore, they should have constant access to clean and fresh water. Adequate hydration is especially important during hot weather and physical exertion – training, long walks or playing with other pets. It happens, however, that even a tired dog refuses to drink water … What can we do to convince him to wet his tongue in the bowl?

Why doesn’t the dog want to drink water?

Some pets may have difficulty drinking enough water throughout the day. There are also days when they drink less than they think they need. Here are the most common reasons why this may be the case.

No need

A cooler, lazy day can naturally reduce your pet’s water requirements. He will then not need to drink as much as usual. Therefore, if we notice that one day our pooch drank half of what he usually drinks, we do not have to panic right away. Of course, if the situation repeats itself or the pet does not come to the bowl during the day, we should contact the veterinarian. He will assess the condition of the quadruped and check if it is really dehydrated.

Changing the environment

Dogs that find themselves in unusual situations or in a strange place may become so stressed or troubled by their surroundings that they refuse to drink. Some pets are also extremely sensitive to the smell of the water they receive and will not drink water they are not used to. For example, quadrupeds who have been drinking water from the municipal water supply all their lives may have a problem with well water. That doesn’t mean they’ll never get their tongues wet – they just have to convince them!

Diseases

Most diseases, especially those that cause pain, increase the amount of water your pet drinks. It sometimes happens, however, that a pooch tormented by some health condition will feel a great reluctance to drink. These problems may include kidney and bladder problems. Also, dogs suffering from joint pain and back problems may drink less water – getting up from the bed and approaching the bowl can be simply painful for them! If we know that our pooch is suffering from some disease and he suddenly refuses to drink water, we should notify the vet immediately.

Fear or trauma

Some dogs, especially those with a walk, may show a fear of a water bowl. Drinking from it may be associated with some unpleasant experience, for example, bad treatment in the previous house, where the owner beat them for every move. More sensitive dogs may also have concerns when approaching the bowl, if in the past, while drinking water from it, they were frightened by a sudden noise or someone accidentally stepped on their paws. For such pets, setting the bowl in a completely different, quiet place or changing the bowl to another can help solve the problem. On the other hand, quadrupeds who have spent their lives in the street may not understand what the bowl is for …

the dog refuses to drink water
photo: Psy.pl

How to convince your dog to drink water?

If we have the impression that our dog does not want to drink water and drinks it too little during the day, we can try to convince him to drink it. How to do it?

  • Move the bowl of water. The current place may evoke bad associations or may simply not suit the dog.
  • Add water to your food. This is the best way to keep your pooch hydrated – especially if you are feeding him dry food! It may also be helpful adding a teaspoon of wet food to the water or a few peas of dry food, which the pet will have to fish out of the water.
  • Clean water bowls. Maybe the algae that are invisible to the naked eye and smell bad for the dog have accumulated in it?
  • Take a bottle of water out of the house. If your pooch turns his nose at the lake water or your friends’ tap water, taking your pet for a walk or visiting someone, take water that he knows perfectly well.

What should we not do to encourage a dog to drink? It is inadvisable to add milk to the water, which may cause diarrhea and, as a result, additionally dehydrate the pet. Also, do not force his face in a bowl of water!

Author: Aleksandra Prochocka

5 reasons why you should buy food in sachets

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5 reasons why you should buy food in sachets


For many years, we associate the sachets primarily with cats – and no wonder, because cat food is most often sold in sachets. However, this is in the past. For some time now, we can get wet dog food in small and light packages. Is it worth being interested in? Absolutely – and for many reasons. Here are 5 of them.

1. Convenient for storage

High-quality wet food cans are an excellent choice when it comes to feeding your dog. But in a small apartment or taking it on a trip is quite a challenge …

Sachets may be the solution. The market offers the highest quality products in a handy package. They are very light – they weigh little more than the food itself and do not take up much space. We can easily hide a large amount of them in a drawer or even take them to a backpack for a trip. It is worth stocking up on more of them if we are just going on vacation. Check out Dolina Noteci Premium wet dog food – salmon with carrots and rice (set 10 x 300 g).

2. They allow you to test animal tastes

As caring dog handlers, we often wonder if the food we give our dog tastes good. Are you sure he didn’t get bored? Or maybe it’s time to try something new? Such dilemmas are especially experienced by the owners of four-legged fussy eaters, who approach the bowl, smell its contents and leave … It is not surprising that the caretakers then start looking for new flavors and other types of nutrition for their ward.

Food in sachets is ideal for this purpose. Small volumes (usually 150 g or 300 g) allow you to test whether your dog will like a given taste. Even if not, the rich offer allows you to look further and not much will be wasted from such a small package. In addition, often the food available in sachets is also available in cans – exactly the same. So even if we are supporters of large cans, after testing on a small capacity, we can buy the same food in a larger capacity.

3. They allow frequent changes of flavors

We often face the dilemma of how to feed your dog in a diversified and responsible manner. Diversification is about serving different flavors, but it clashes somewhat with rational nutrition, which does not involve constantly changing the food served. Such conduct may cause gastric revolutions in the dog. So how do you find the golden mean?

Food sachets with different flavors but belonging to one series are a great solution. When choosing, for example, feeds from the Dolina Noteci Superfood line, we have a choice of many unusual flavors, and at the same time we serve food with a similar analytical composition. This is how our dog can get wet dog food Dolina Noteci Superfood kangaroo and beef (sachet 300 g)and on another day, for example, the same food, but with the taste of duck and quail. The dog’s body will not notice the difference and will not be exposed to any revolutions, yet it will eat something that tastes different.

4. They always guarantee fresh food

One of the most important things about feeding your dog, apart from being complete and of high quality, is freshness. Just as we like freshly prepared meals, dogs also like to eat aromatic dishes. However, it is not only about appetite, but also about health. In food that is left in a bowl for a long time and dries out, bacteria can start to multiply, which is very dangerous for a dog’s stomach.

Sachets come in handy – small packages, each of which has a portion of delicious, fresh food. Depending on the size of our pet, we serve as many sachets daily as suggested by the manufacturer on the packaging. Thanks to this – as long as we have a dog weighing more than 5 kg – we will have to open a new sachet for each meal. This means that your pet will always get fresh, fragrant food at the right room temperature.

5. Great as an award outdoors

Most dog owners are looking for attractive treats that they can use on a walk. While practicing simple commands such as „sit” usually succeeds with the help of the first better flavors, for example learning to summon is quite a challenge. Outside, many factors can simply distract a dog. In order to effectively draw a dog’s attention to himself, the handler has to offer him something really attractive.

This is where wet food in sachets comes in handy. Why? First of all, it is extremely aromatic and it will be difficult for even a fussy eater to resist it. Secondly, the sachet is handy and small, so we can easily take it for a walk, even in a pocket. Third, it can be opened quickly and the dog can lick the contents a little. After a while, hide the sachet (for example in a foil bag or a small box) and take it out when you want to reward the pooch again. Simple? We guarantee that thanks to the use of, for example, wet dog food in this form Dolina Noteci Premium rich in goose with potatoes (150 g or 500 g) learning will go much faster and more efficiently.


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