NuVet Labs: 10 Interesting Facts About The Westminster Dog Show

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In honor of the recently held Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, NuVet thought it would be fun to list 10 fun facts about one of the countries longest running public sporting events. Read on to discover and enjoy some interesting historical facts.

1) The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the Longest running American sporting event next to the Kentucky Derby. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been around since 1877. To put this into some perspective, this means that people were going to dog shows before they were going to the World Series, driving cars down the street or enjoying the benefits of the light bulb!

2) Most of the winners of the Best in Show competition have been from the terrier group, which consists of breeds like the Airedale, Cairn, Fox, Irish and many others. This group is followed by the sporting group, which contains breeds such as the Cocker Spaniel, English Setter, Golden Retriever and the Weimaraner.

3) Tashtins Lookin for Trouble also known as Miss P (for Peyton) was the Best in Show winner for 2015 and only the second Beagle to ever win this event. Her great-uncle, Uno, was the first beagle to ever win Best in Show in 2008.

4) Winners get to have dinner at New York’s famous restaurant Sardi’s in Manhattan. This year, Miss P dined on steak, which was fed to her by the restaurant’s president.

5) The show has always been held at the “Madison Square Garden,” even though the venue has been re-built 4 times.

6) Shockingly, despite being two of America’s most favorite dog breeds, the Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever have never won Best in Show.

7) Since 1884 participants must be registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC).

8) Mixed breed dogs have been allowed to participate in an agility event since 2014. All other events at the show are for are purebred dogs.

9) The price of entry has gone up $73 since 1878 when cost of entry was only $2. Now a entered pooch can receive food and care for $75.

10) The Westminster Dog Show was an American event before there were 50 states. When the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place the United States only consisted of 38 states. Several of those missing at the time include Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Oklahoma.

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NuVet strives to make learning about dogs and dog history fun and engaging. NuVet also strives to bring better health and longevity to our canine companions by providing you with NuVet Plus, a nutritious vitamin supplement designed especially to help dogs and cats maintain optimal health. The benefits of NuVet Plus have been witnessed by happy pet owners all across the United States. To see what these happy pet parents are saying about NuVet Plus, read the NuVet Reviews.

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NuVet Labs: And The Winner Is…

beagle-nuvet-reviewsNuVet labs would like to congratulate the beautiful beagle Miss P (call name, Peyton. Official champion name, Tashtins Lookin For Trouble), the Westminster Kennel Club’s 2015 winner for Best In Show, which is quite a feat as she is only the second beagle to come away with this title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (P’s great-uncle Uno was the first in 2008). So what is it about Beagles that sets them apart from other dogs? In honor of Miss P, NuVet thought we would take a look and share some fun information about Beagles.

Identified as a breed

The Beagle was first identified as a breed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1885 although the breed itself is believed to have been around since Roman times; however the beagle’s initial origins are not exactly known and remain a bit of a mystery.

Their ears…

A beagle’s ears can be up to seven inches long and believe it or not, these special ears help trap scents to keep them close to the beagle’s powerful nose, which is very helpful to a scent hound.

It’s all about the smell

The beagle is known as a scent hound which essentially means it hunts with its strong sense of smell rather than its sight. Beagles have an amazing sense of smell which has been prized by hunters the world over. Beagles are commonly used to help scope out and lead the hunters to their prey such as a rabbit or a fox. Being a scent hound has its benefits because instead of having to rely on their eyes, the beagle is able to follow the smell of the animal which can be more reliable and lingers long after that animal can no longer be seen.

Independent spirit

Beagles are essentially controlled by their sense of smell. They must follow the scent! This can make the beagle a little harder to train than other dogs but training on a regular basis is highly recommended for a beagle parent. It is important to note that beagles have been shown to be challenging even for the most seasoned of dog people but with proper training and time a beagle will make it worth your while. Just remember to never take your beagle outside without having her on a leash or placed in a securely fenced in yard because if she smells something interesting she is going to have to follow it!

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Family! Family! Family!

One of the greatest things about a beagle is how well they do with children and other pets. For this reason, they are hugely popular with families. Beagles are good natured and friendly and not known for being aggressive. And they will do anything for a treat.

Hearty

One of the best things about the beagle is how healthy they are. It is believed that this is because all negative health traits have been bred out of the breed. For this reason, beagles rarely need special trips to the vet other than for their regular check-ups.

Clearly it is easy to see how Miss P won Best in Show. What a great breed the beagle is! For beagle parents it probably makes perfect sense.  And if you are a puppy parent keeping your pooch hearty and healthy is a main priority. One way you can do that is by providing your pet with a nutritious vitamin supplement like NuVet Plus. NuVet Plus has been valued by doggie parents all over for its excellent health benefits. If you would like to see what happy pet owners are saying about how NuVet Plus has helped their furry family members, check out the NuVet Plus Reviews.

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NuVet Labs: Could My Cat Be Bored?

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At NuVet when we think of cats we envision a spry animal with keen senses who watches and waits…cats are quick, cunning and playful. They seem ready for anything and seem to like surprises. Who hasn’t seen a cat go from zero to fifty just because something only they have managed to see has caught their eye? Let’s face it; cats really do seem like little balls of energy. However, some of us may be concerned that our cat could be bored, especially the indoor cats who do not have the opportunity to go outside and prowl among, what many might feel is, more of their natural habitat. If you are concerned, we at NuVet thought we would share with you 5 things you can do to help liven up your cat’s environment:

Make them their own special kitty spot

There are two things that cats love. They love to curl up in a cozy spot and they love to look out the window. One way you can make Fluffy happy and mentally stimulated is by placing her kitty bed near a window. If you do not have a wide window sill or a window box, install a shelf just under the window and place her cat bed there. To make this an extra fun environment, hang some bird and squirrel feeders on the trees outside the window. Fluffy will have oodles of fun watching the animals eat and frolic outside. Naturally, she may try to chase them but her indoor perch will keep her safe.

Build a cat walk

If you have the space, time and some carpentry skills, why not install a series of ramps and catwalks throughout your house? Cats love to have a high vantage point to watch their environment and a catwalk would do just the trick. Install them over doorways and Windows or wherever you think your cat would have the most fun, make them safe and accessible through ramps. Also it is important to make sure they are wide enough for your cat to walk easily and to lounge about on.

Keep plenty of toys around

Nobody loves to play more than a cat. Stock up on cat safe toys and keep them around your home in places your cat likes to frequent. Balls, stuffed mice, and teaser toys, like feather teasers are all favorites of cats. Toys containing catnip are particularly popular to most felines. Laser pointers have also shown to be quite entertaining to our feline friends. Collapsable mesh tunnels, specially designed for cats, are another way your cat can spend their time. NuVet recommends rotating these toys out regularly to keep your cat’s environment new and fresh.

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Cat videos

Believe it or not there are videos made just for your cat. Like their human family members, your cat can now be entertained by the television. Cat videos usually contain action shots of fish, birds and other critters going about their day. Your cat will be highly entertained watching and interacting with them. And you won’t have to worry about Fluffy falling in a pond or getting stuck up a tree, because she’ll be safely inside.

Get a scratching post

It might seem like a no-brainer but cats love to scratch. And if you are a cat owner it is fairly essential that you have a scratching post for your pet. Cats love to mark their space with their scent and one way they do that is through their paws. This is also a great way for your kitty to keep their nails healthy as they can get rid of dead and broken bits of nail that they might have.

At NuVet we understand how important it is to give our pets as enriching a life as possible both mentally and physically. One way you can help keep your cats diet as nutritiously enriching as possible is by feeding them a supplement such as NuVet Plus. NuVet Plus are human grade vitamins specially designed for your cat. If you would like to know what happy cat owners are saying about NuVet Plus, stop by NuVet Reviews and have a look.

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Dog Breed Spotlight: The Basenji

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NuVet knows that fans of its blog like to learn new and interesting things about dogs. So we thought we would take this time to talk about a dog breed you may or may not really know about. The dog we will be talking about is called the Basenji and hails from Africa. Quite a unique little dog, it has been around for a very long time. You may have even seen one in a history text book.

History

Meaning “small wild thing from the bush” descendents of the Basenji were first seen five thousand years ago depicted on the walls of Egyptian tombs. Considered one of the oldest breeds in the world, the Basenji is originally from central Africa and what is today known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is believed that the Basenji was delivered to the Pharaohs of Egypt as gifts. People have theorized that prior to being delivered as gifts to the Pharaohs; the Basenji lived in symbiosis with the Pygmies of central Africa. In other words, they could be found living in packs near Pygmy villages and shared a close relationship with them. Basenjis are considered great hunters and ratters and are still used for this purpose today in some parts of the world. The Basenji was first recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1944. Today it is beloved by many dog owners all around the world.

Appearance

The Basenji is a petite, smooth coated dog with an athletic frame. Its face is wrinkled around the muzzle and the forehead. The basenji has almond shaped eyes that range in color from hazel to brown. Also, the Basenji has pointy, little ears. In terms of color, the Basenji has quite a range. They can be black, tan, chestnut, copper, combinations of black, tan and black and even black, brindle and white. However, the AKC maintains that the standard should be that the feet, chest and tip of the tail be white. Perhaps one of the most distinctive traits of the Basenji is its curly tail. Males can range in height from 16 to 17 inches and can weigh 22 to 26 pounds. Females are slightly smaller and can range in height from 15 to 16 inches and weigh 20 to 25 pounds.

Temperament

The Basenji is typically a very mentally and physically active dog and prefers a lot of exercise to be at its best. The Basenji also does well with training and with an owner who will maintain rules and not falter on them. The Basenji is very intelligent and will try to gets its way if it thinks that it can manipulate its owner and other family members. The Basenji is okay with children but does best with children who know how to show leadership. It does well with other dogs but not as well with other types of pets like cats. The Basenji also has a fondness for chewing so keeping plenty of chewies and chew toys around is a wise decision.

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Important things to know

The Basenji is a great hunter and like the wolf, the female Basenji comes into estrus once a year. More interesting perhaps is the fact that the Basenji does not bark but makes more of a yodel-like sound. This is due to its flattened larynx. Some people make the mistake of thinking because the Basenji is quiet that it is inactive. This is not the case. The Basenji is very physically and mentally active. Considered very clean, the Basenji grooms itself like a cat and does not have an odor like most dogs. Bsenji fur is short and sheds little. The Basenji is a great climber and can easily scale a chain link fence. This breed also requires a lot of exercise and would be happy having a small yard to run around in. The Basenji would also do well in an apartment as long as it receives plenty of exercise. Moreover, Basenjis are happy living with other Basenjis, so if you are considering this breed as a future companion you may want to get more than one. If you would like to make a Basenji a part of your family, you can find one through a Basenji breeder as well as through a Basenji rescue organization.

Health concerns

NuVet always wants you to be able to make an informed decision, so if the Basenji is sounding like your kind of dog, then it is important to be aware of a few health issues that this breed is prone to. Unfortunately, the Basenji is prone to kidney problems, more specifically a condition known as Fanconi’s Syndrome. If caught in its earliest stages, treatment has been successful. Eye problems can also be a problem for the Basenji and a genetic disease known as retinal atrophy has been known to affect this breed. Intestinal problems are also more common in this breed. With regular vet visits and a healthy lifestyle, your Basenji can live 10 to 12 years.

To help maintain your Basenji’s healthy lifestyle, always remember to feed it a healthy balanced diet as well as a nutritious supplement like NuVet Plus (Nuvet plus reviews show how well these supplements work for our pets). NuVet Plus has been a favorite of dog owners everywhere. If you would like to learn what pet owners are saying about how NuVet Plus has changed their dog’s lives for the better, please check out NuVet Reviews.

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NuVet Labs: What Is Ear Cropping?

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In an earlier blog post, NuVet brought you information about the practice of tail docking. And because we like to keep our readers knowledgeable and current on topics regarding dog health and well-being, in today’s blog post we thought we would touch on yet another controversial topic: ear cropping.

What is ear cropping?

Ear cropping is the act of cutting off the pinna, also known as the outer ear, of the dog. This can be up to two-thirds of the dog’s ear. Essentially what is being removed is the floppy part of the ear. The remaining part of the ear is then taped to a hard surface. This portion of the process is repeated until the ears achieve the desired appearance.

Why do people do it?

Ear cropping has been around for centuries. Originally, a dog’s ears were cropped to avoid them being bitten or grabbed by other dogs and animals. Dogs used in fighting or bear-baiting typically had their ears cropped for this exact purpose. Some breeders and pet owners use hygiene as a reason for cropping. The belief here is that by cropping the dog’s ears they are helping to prevent ear infections. Another main reason for ear cropping is maintaining the appearance of the breed standard.

How is it done?

Usually ear cropping is carried out when the pup is between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks old. Some feel this procedure causes more pain to the dog if it is performed when the dog is older. The veterinary term for ear cropping is cosmetic otoplasty. The procedure is performed while the dog is under general anaesthesia. The ear is surgically removed using an instrument such as a scalpel. Next, the ear is tightly attached in an upright position to a splint using tape. The ear is re-taped repeatedly over a period of months until the desired appearance is achieved. Much to the frustration of some owners who crop, even after the procedure has been performed, their dog’s ears still do not stay up straight. It is not uncommon for or only one ear to stay up while the other falls back down.

The controversy

In many places, such as the United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia and South Africa, the practice of cropping has been banned. It is still practiced in the United States. Many feel that cropping is extremely painful to dogs, and can cause emotional trauma. Additionally, performing the surgery and placing the dog under anesthesia carries its own risks. Moreover, most veterinarians believe that there are no additional health benefits to cropping a dog’s ears. Many proponents of cropping feel that it is not as painful to dogs up to a certain age. Many breeders and pet owners feel it is important to maintain breed standards, and one such way is through cropping the ears of certain breeds. The AKC has stated the following:

The American Kennel Club recognizes that ear cropping, tail docking, and dewclaw removal, as described in certain breed standards, are acceptable practices integral to defining and preserving breed character and/or enhancing good health. Appropriate veterinary care should be provided.

However, the AKC has also said that a dog is equally likely to win at competition regardless of their ears.

Ear cropping should not affect your dog’s health so give them proper diet, vitamins and health supplements. NuVet Labs is doing  a great work to help so many pets as we can see NuVet Reviews.

Breeds that have traditionally had their ears cropped

  • Pit bull
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • German Shorthaired pointer
  • Schnauzer
  • Boxer
  • Great Dane

It is clear that cropping has its supporters and it has its critics. Many dog owners and breeders feel it is a personal choice. Those against cropping feel that it causes unnecessary cruelty and psychological damage to dogs. Whatever your decision on the issue, NuVet Labs recommends consulting with your veterinarian so that you can always keep your dog’s health and well-being your main priority.

And one way you can help keep your dog’s health and well-being a priority is by including NuVet Plus in their diet. NuVet Plus is a nutritious vitamin supplement valued by many dog owners. To see all of the excellent things that pet owners are saying about NuVet Plus, visit NuVet Reviews.

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4 Reasons Your Dog May Be Scratching

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Jasmin and her Cairn Terrier Roscoe had been best friends for almost eight years. So it did not take long for Jasmin to notice that Roscoe was not quite himself after a recent visit to doggie daycare. Instead of wanting to snuggle on the couch in the evenings, Roscoe could be found under the dining room table continuously trying to scratch his muzzle. Concerned, Jasmin decided to take Roscoe to their vet.

Bearing witness to an uncomfortable pooch can be quite frustrating for dog owners. Because we care about the comfort and well-being of animals, NuVet Labsthought we would take a look at 4 reasons why your dogs may be scratching. Here is what we found.

Allergies:

Like their human family members, dogs can have allergies. Interestingly, dogs can be just as sensitive to certain foods and environmental triggers as humans. Upon eating the wrong thing or being exposed to certain pollens, a dog’s skin can become inflamed, which results in persistent scratching and obvious discomfort. A quick visit to the vet and frequently a change in environment and sometimes a prescription can help Fido out.

Bug Bites

When people think of dogs and bug bites, fleas are usually the first thing that comes to mind. And although fleas and dogs are certainly an irritating combination we at NuVet Labs think it is important to point out that dogs can also fall victim to other bug bites. Spiders, bees and ticks, among many others, can also affect our furry friends. Curious by nature, dogs can find themselves a victim of a bee sting while nosing through the garden or the unknowing recipient of a tenacious tick during a fun afternoon walk through the forest. Unfortunately, the only way we often find out about these bites is through our companion’s discomfort. Swelling and redness are often an indication that your pet has been bitten. In the case of a tick you can oftentimes see the bug still attached to your dog. If concerned, check in with your vet.

Cancer

As hard as we try to keep our dogs healthy by feeding them the best food and giving them the best vitamins and supplements, like NuVet Plus (Nuvet Plus has lots of great reviews) our furry companions can still become sick. Sadly, dogs, like their human friends, have not been spared from the far reaching grasp of cancer. Skin cancers are quite common in dogs and can range in type and severity. Epithelial tumors, papillomas and basal cell tumors are among many different forms of skin cancer that can affect dogs. Changes in your dog’s skin, as well as a change in your pup’s behavior, are often a good indication that something might need to be checked out by your vet. As with all cancers, early detection is key.

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Dermatitis

Dermatitis can also affect your pooch. Things that come into direct contact with your dog’s skin such as certain metals, like nickel, or plants, such as poison ivy, may cause dermatitis. Materials your dog can breathe in, like mold or deodorizers may also cause dermatitis. Inflamed red skin and blistering can occur. Interestingly, dermatitis can also be caused by anxiety or boredom that your dog may be experiencing. To cope, our furry friends may begin to persistently lick parts of their body, like their paws, which creates red, raw skin and thus results in dermatitis. Consequentially, Fido is forced to scratch.

As humans many of us know what it feels like to be unable to find relief from a persistent itch. Fortunately, we can talk about it and ask for help if necessary. Dogs, like Roscoe, have to rely on their human companions to recognize their discomfort and get them treatment. Dog health is not always as easy as giving Fido his daily NuVet Plus. Sometimes, it can be a little bit trickier and requires further investigation. When in doubt, call or visit your veterinarian.

You might also like: Tips for Keeping Your Dog from Scratching Your Wood Floors.

 

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6 Reasons Why Your Dog May Stop Eating

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When your pup stops eating it can be quite distressing. What perhaps can be more distressing is the myriad of reasons why Fido might stop eating. To help shed some light on this, NuVet Labs decided to take a look at 6 reasons why your furry friend might have lost their appetite.

Depression

Like their human companions, dogs too can become depressed. When this occurs it is not uncommon for Fido to eat less or stop eating all together. If you can uncover the source of your pup’s depression then you can usually work to resolve their poor appetite. Extra walks and plenty of playtime with their human family can often help to ease the depression resulting in Fido eating normally again. If you are concerned, it is probably time to visit your vet.

Change In Diet

Changing your dog’s food can also affect your furry friend’s appetite. If your pooch is used to eating canned or soft dog food and you decide to switch them to dry dog food, you might find Fido resistant to the change, resulting in an abandoned food dish.  Transitioning your dog gradually by mixing canned food with dry food can help. On a weekly basis simply add less of the canned food to the dry food until your pup is on an entirely dry food diet.

Ingestion of a Toxic Substance

Even the most observant puppy parents can’t watch their pooch every second of every day. How many times have you turned your back only to find that Fido has quickly snatched up that chocolate chip cookie you left on the coffee table? What is perhaps more worrisome is that things that are completely innocuous to humans can by quite poisonous to a dog. Grapes and chocolate are two foods that dogs should avoid. Also, Xylitol, a sugar substitute that is becoming more commonly used in the United States can have deadly consequences to dogs even when ingested in small doses.

Pregnancy

If your doggie is expecting it is not uncommon for her to lose her appetite. Fortunately, as the pregnancy progresses her appetite should return. Some vets suggest that it is a good idea to just let your pregnant pooch eat what she wants, within healthy dog reason of course. If your four-legged friend is still willing to take her NuVet Plus you can rest a little easier there. Also remember that it is not uncommon for pregnant dogs to lose their appetite towards the end of the pregnancy due to the crowding of her pending litter. Those little rascals can take up the space that your dog’s full stomach usually would.

Dog Limping? 10 Things That Could Be The Cause

Mouth Pain

It is not uncommon for dogs to experience tooth and mouth pain. A poor diet, age and sickness are all factors that can affect your pup’s mouth. Pain caused by a damaged tooth, a mouth sore and even periodontal disease can certainly deter your furry friend from eating even their most favorite treat. Among some signs to look for,if you suspect your pup is experiencing mouth trouble,are bad breath, plaque and even sneezing.

Sickness

Sometimes it is hard to believe that our typically happy and energetic pup can get sick but it can happen. Like their human parents, your pup can get a cold or even the flu. Two things you can do to keep your dog healthy are to feed them a balanced and nutritious diet and give them their NuVet Plus. It is also important not to worry, because your four-legged family member will usually bounce back in no time!

NuVet strives to help pet owners understand their four-legged family members better. Sometimes it can be tricky. If you are concerned that your pooch is not eating as healthily as you would prefer, it might be a good time to add a nutrient rich vitamin supplement like NuVet Plus. (Don’t forget to check out the NuVet Reviews) Just remember you are the voice for your pup and they look to you to make the right choices for their health.

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Quiet That Dog! A Look at How Four Cities Handle Nuisance Barking

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Because he worked the night shift, Jim Wilson spent most of his daylight hours sleeping. Unfortunately, it was usually around the same time his head would hit the pillow that his neighbor’s Boston terrier, Jax, would start barking.  Often times the barking would continue for several hours interfering with Jim’s much needed sleep.  Exhausted and frustrated, Jim was not sure what to do to quiet his neighbor’s very vocal pet. Here at NuVet Labs, we love dogs but also understand the plight of individuals like Jim who often do not know where to turn when it comes to nuisance barking in their community.  As a result, NuVet Labs thought we would take a brief look at how four cities in the U.S. handle the loud issue of nuisance barking.

Los Angeles, California

In Los Angeles, California it is illegal for dog owners to allow their pet to continue to bark or make other persistent animal noises, such as howling or whining, after the pet owner has been given a written warning. Allowing your pet to do so could result in a hearing.  Typically the owner or owners of the problem pooch are expected to appear before the hearing once a second warning has been received.  In some cases an owner may lose the right to own a dog.

For more information visit LA Animal services:

http://www.laanimalservices.com/laws-policies/nuisance-barking/

New York City, New York

New York City makes it pretty easy to complain about problem barking. They provide an online form that the offended party can fill out. Once the Department of Environmental Protection, otherwise known as the DEP, has received the complaint, they will send a letter to the dog’s owner within seven days. If this is not the first time the offending pet owner has received notice of their pup’s persistent barking, then the DEP has the right to do a noise inspection.

For more information feel free to visit NYC 311 at:

http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1187/noise-from-dog

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Anchorage, Alaska

The municipality of Anchorage provides a fairly comprehensive guide on what to do about barking, which also includes a link to a helpful pamphlet and insights into why dogs bark in the first place.  Interestingly, it is recommended that the offended party first reach out to the dog owner and explain, in a neighborly and polite way, how the dog’s barking has interfered with their quality of life. This approach suggests that by being friendly and understanding a feud between neighbors can be avoided. Perhaps giving Fido’s owner a gift of NuVet Plus might help lighten the mood for what could be an uncomfortable conversation? However, if approaching the neighbor fails to result in less barking, residents can contact Anchorage Animal Control.

For more information on Anchorage Animal Control please visit:

http://www.muni.org/Departments/health/Admin/animal_control/Pages/BarkingDogs.aspx

Miami, Florida

In Miami, it is illegal to harbor not only a dog, but any pet that makes continuous noise that is easily heard within 100 feet of a home or other building in which said animal is dwelling. This ordinance is in effect 24 hours a day.

For more information on Miami’s loud animal ordinance please visit:

http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/loud-pets.asp

NuVet understands that nuisance barking can create some tension and animosity between neighbors. Moreover, problem barking can have a significant effect on the peace and tranquility of a person’s environment and quality of life. Time and consistency are often required to remedy certain negative canine behaviors and even though it can be difficult to curb some challenging doggie habits, at least it is easier to assist with Fido’s nutritional needs with NuVet Plus. So even though you might be having a hard time quieting your barking dog, be confident in knowing that you can still keep your furry friend’s healthy with NuVet Plus. Want to know about how NuVet Plus has helped our furry friends? Take a look at some of our furry friend’s NuVet Plus Reviews!

 

 

 

 

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Things You Might Donate To Dog Shelters besides Money

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It’s that time of year full of new beginnings, resolutions, and good intentions. As an animal lover, you may have decided that this year you want to contribute to a local animal shelter. Most may think of contributions and donations as monetary gift, however not everyone is able or wanting to just donate money. If you fit that category, but aren’t sure what else you could do, a few suggestions are provided here. As the individual needs of every shelter varies, it’s important to make sure you contact the selected shelter first to see how you may be able to best donate to them.

Time – Most people don’t always realize that time is a great donation for many animal shelters. If you are an animal enthusiast, you may be able to volunteer your time to walk or play with the animals, help bath or clean up after them. Volunteering time provides many shelters with the opportunity to get much needed things done without having to hire someone to help do it. Your time not only helps save money for the shelter, but also provides animals with much needed attention.

Publicity – Most shelters are constructed and run with the animal’s well-being as the most important part of how decisions are made. It is because of that, that most money is spent going right back into meeting those needs. Because of this, the shelters don’t always have an excess of money to spend on promoting their shelter or its’ needs. If you have the ability to provide some free publicity for the shelter, whether it be on a website, billboard, local newspaper or magazine, most shelters would appreciate it.

Food or Nutritional Donations – Another great way to donate is to help provide food or treats for the shelter. Many shelters are specific as to which type of these they provide to their animals so make sure you check with them in advance.

Fostering or Adopting – If you are an animal lover and have the ability to be a foster home until a pet can find their forever home, that may be a huge benefit for a shelter. Although not all shelters look for foster homes, those that do are always looking for good families to nurture the animals until they are able to find their permanent home. Looking for a new pet? Adopting from a local shelter can also be a way to give back. Many shelters look for solid, caring, loving homes to adopt their pets and by adopting one, you will be helping the shelter meet that goal. If you do choose to adopt a pet, make sure you provide them with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Consider adding a nutritional supplement to their daily diet routine, such as one from NuVet Labs.

Supplements like NuVet Plus are made from human grade ingredients and are specifically formulated for your dog or cat’s needs. Many NuVet Plus reviews have been written by customers that have experienced great results while providing the NuVet Labs’ supplements to their own pets. Read more about these experiences by visiting NuVet reviews.

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10 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make with Your Dog

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10 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make with Your Dog

Along with the start of the New Year, come many resolutions. Most approach these new resolutions with the best of intentions; however like many, those intentions slowly seem to dwindle as the year goes on. One great way to attempt to keep those resolutions may be to include a friend in on the goals and what better friend than man’s best friend! Although there are countless goals that you could set that could include your pooch, here are ten resolutions that may be a good fit for you and your pup as well.

1. Get in Shape – It’s probably safe to say that most of us could very well benefit from adding a little more exercise to our routines. Taking your pup with you may be a way to stay motivated to commit to that goal.

2. Lose Weight – Now you may be one of the lucky ones that didn’t gain a single pound over the holidays, but if you are not, losing a little poundage may be something you want to set your sights on. Maybe your pet could benefit from some healthy lifestyle changes as well.

3. Healthy Eating – Another change that could possibly impact you as well as your pet is eating healthier. Committing not only you, but your pet to a better diet may help you stay motivated. Consider adding a nutritional supplement from NuVet Labs to your pet’s daily routine. NuVet Labs’ supplements are specifically formulated from human grade ingredients with your dog’s needs in mind. NuVet reviews can attest to the benefits that current pet owners have experienced while providing these supplements to their own pets. Start learning more about the products offered from NuVet Labs by reading the NuVet reviews.

4. Visit Friends – What better time of year than the New Year to resolve to visit some old friends. Your pup may enjoy tagging along too!

5. Travel – Although some may consider this a difficult task to achieve with a dog, many see it as an opportunity to explore. Look for places to travel that not only appeal to you, but also are pet-friendly.

6. Take the Path Less Travelled – This may go along with your resolution to travel more often with your pooch. Looking into new and possibly less-explored options may open a window of opportunities for you and your pup.

7. Make New Friends – As great as it is to see old friends, why not make some new ones this year as well! Make a resolution to meet some new people and pet-friends as well.

8. Try New Things – Trying new things can go along with any goal you may have. Try new places, foods, and even new activities.

9. Make Your Own Meals – A great way to help maintain a goal of a healthier lifestyle is to resolve to make your own meals at home. This too can be applied to your pooch. Why not dabble in a little dog-treat making or healthy snack preparation for your pup.

10. Take Care of Yourself and Your Dog – Taking a little extra time for yourself or giving your dog a little extra attention may be just what you both need. Maybe you need a little relaxation time or your pooch would enjoy a little extra brushing. Either way, setting a goal to take better care of you as well as your pup may be just what you both need for the New Year.

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