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The 8 vitality signs of a healthy, happy dog

labradoodle puppies

Some of you may have read this article recently published in USATODAY and written by Country Living. I felt it was good enough to re-publish.

A new survey conducted by Iams has found that two thirds of Brits believe their pets are living longer, healthier and happier lives because of the love they show them.

The findings confirm that we are indeed a nation of animal lovers, with 69% of pet owners claiming the most important thing to do for our pets is shower them with love — including cuddles and tummy tickles.Some even believe that it could help their pets live up to three years longer.

Meanwhile, the research also found that over half of owners believe the most important contribution to their pet’s happiness and wellbeing is a fit heart, while one in five also think a strong immune system helps, in addition to shiny fur.

To accompany this study, the team at Iams also uncovered eight vitality signs for your pet’s health. These include…

  1. Healthy heart
  2. Healthy skin and shiny coat
  3. Strong immune system
  4. Healthy digestion
  5. Strong muscles
  6. Strong, healthy teeth
  7. Strong bones (for dogs)
  8. Healthy urinary tract (for cats)

“Most of us are familiar with vital signs: temperature, pulse and respiration, but it would help our pets if we were also familiar with the ‘vitality signs.’ Keeping a close eye on these will help us keep our pets in tip top condition, healthy and happy,” Kellie Ceccarelli, IAMS Veterinary Manager and Pet Nutrition Expert says.

“Pet owners have a unique bond with their pets, understanding their moods and funny little ways. But even though the bonds are very close, even the most caring owner can miss important ‘clues’ about the health and happiness of their pet if they don’t keep a watchful eye on their vitality signs.”

Elsewhere in the study, research uncovered that some owners do struggle to identify signs that their pets are sad. A quarter of respondents admitted they struggle to tell why their pet is unhappy, while 47% of those polled admitted that if their pet is unhappy, they are unhappy too.

Labradoodle creator regret ???

Labradoodle creator regret ???

labradoodle regret

Perhaps you have read this article or seen it on the news lately. i’m certainly not going to claim that it is fake news however you have to think about what’s being discussed and what the regrets are.

The creator was disgusted at puppy mills and those who do mass breedings just for profit. It wasn’t the dog or its temperament that the creator regretted.

If you are interested in a Labradoodle you should research the breed. perhaps you could talk to a neighbor or friend who has purchased one and discussed their likes and dislikes. Talk to your vet as well about them being hypoallergenic. Like most people you probably aren’t going to find many negatives about this breed.

So as a future dog owner or while you are doing research it is important to consider the personality of the dog you would like to purchase. It doesn’t matter so much about how they came into existence or what the original creator has to say

Why a Doodle?

Why a Doodle?

Doodles seem to be the latest craze. But Why? First of all the Doodle is not a registered breed with the AKC so don’t look for papers. But that doesn’t stop the Doodle from being a very popular dog. When I say Doodle I mean anything crossed with a Poodle, i.e. Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Bernedoodle, Double Doodle, etc. Well to start with, mix breed dogs are healthier than purebred dogs. So mixing in a Poodle gives you a much healthier dog, for example, Bernese Mountain Dogs live around 8 years, but once you mix in Poodle they live to be about 16 years. Second, because of the Poodle they don’t shed and are hypoallergenic. That alone makes this a great dog. Third, intelligence. Notice how the circus always has a Poodle in it. That’s because they are smart and easy to train. That’s also why you see so many Doodle service dogs. Why not just buy a Poodle. Yuck! Who likes Poodle personalities. That’s why you want a Poodle mix.