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Dog Meme Monday!

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Michael Moll

SOME WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT BULLWRINKLES!

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Fun Fact Friday! A Dog's Vision

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Michael Moll

A Dog's Vision

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Many people still believe that dogs are colorblind, only seeing black and white. This is a very popular misconception that even the most devoted dog lovers believe.  Dogs are limited in their spectrum of colours if we compare it to human vision, but they do see some colour!


Dogs' eyes contain two kinds of cones, while humans have 3. Cones are photoreceptor cells in the retina of the eye - essentially, they enable pups to distinguish blue from yellow, but not red from green. This is also the most common variation of colour blindness found in humans - and this is simply because they lack the third kind of cone that is in the eyes of humans who can see normally.


The neurons inside a dogs' eye are very active in response to the colour yellow, or shades similar. That activity slows down when blue light hits the cones. Red and green light have a neutral effect on these neurons, so they don't perceive any colour in response to red and green light. In place of these colours, dogs see shades of grey.

Since red objects tend to be darker than green ones, dogs typically use this sense to determine the difference between these two colours.


This is just one of many reasons why our furry friends are so unique!


Source: Live Science 
Source (Image): Improve eye sight 
Source (Image): The League of Dogs

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Dog Nail Trimming Tips

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Michael Moll

Most dogs do not love getting their nails trimmed but here are some helpful tips on how to make the experience less stressful and more PAWsitive:

  1. Ensure that you have the right size nail clippers for the right size dog (This is important because if you try using a clipper that is too small, you may cause pinching or splitting of the nail).
  2. Ensure that your clippers of choice are sharp 
  3. Desensitize your dog's paws (work on simple stroking and touching of the paws before attempting to clip them)  
  4. Always have lots of your dog's favorite treats to offer before, during and after the clipping
  5. Keep the nail trimmers almost parallel to the nail
  6. Cut a little bit of nail until you can see the beginning of a circle (this is the beginning of the vein that runs through their nails) 
  7. Don't squeeze the toes, ouch!
  8. Cut a small amount every 2 weeks for maintenance 
  9. Keep styptic powder on hand in case you do cut the quick
  10. PRAISE PRAISE PAISE your dog after every nail trim (even if they are used to it)

     

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    Toothbrushing Tips and Tidbits

    Posted on September 20, 2016 by Michael Moll

    Dental disease is one of the most common diseases affecting dogs around the world. You may notice from time to time that your dog has bad breath, red gums or even tartar and plaque build up on their teeth. Just like humans, dogs dental health declines over the years leading to infections and disease of vital organs. That is why it is so important to keep our canine companions mouth clean and kissable! One way of doing so is regular toothbrushing. 

    Some of you might be saying "yeah right, my dog won't let me do that!" But we are here to provide you with some helpful tips on making toothbrushing a positive experience for your best friend. 

    dog and toothbrush

    Getting Ready To Brush

    Patience is key when introducing something new to our pups. As they are masters at feeding off of our energy, we want to make sure we are in a calm and patient state. Once your energy is channeled to the right place, focus on these few steps before beginning the toothbrushing process. 

    1. Find a toothbrush that is designed for pets or a very soft toothbrush designed for kids. 
    2. Dip your finger into something tasty like beef bouillon or tuna juice and rub it along their gum line to get them used to the feeling of having something on their teeth.
    3. Next try dipping a gauze square into your choice of juice, place it over your finger and rub teeth in a circular motion. Once your pup is comfortable with the process then try to look for a toothpaste with their favorite flavor.
    4. Practice holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the tooth surface and move it in a circular motion.

    Brushing Time!

    Now that you and your pup are ready for the brushing process, follow the steps below for a successful experience. Before you begin, make sure you have the toothbrush, favorite toothpaste and most importantly the well-deserved treat to finish off. 

    1. Find a calm and relaxing room to begin. 
    2. Put a small amount of toothpaste on your finger and let your pup lick it off.
    3. Gently lift your pups lips (starting from the back of the mouth).
    4. Put a small amount of toothpaste on the toothbrush and starting brushing in a circular motion. 
    5. Brush as many teeth as your pup will allow.
    6. End with a reassuring pat and a dental appropriate treat.
    dog having teeth brushed

      Remember that this is a new and sometimes stressful process for your furry friend. You may need to take it slow and build up to brushing the whole mouth once daily. As you want this to be a positive experience, make sure that you reward your pup after each brushing experience. Be sure to choose a treat that possess dental benefits, to make sure you're not adding to the existing build up of plaque and tartar such as our Bullwrinkles Dog Treats.

       

      Source (Image): Ruff Ideas

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      Dog Meme Monday!

      Posted on September 19, 2016 by Michael Moll

      Here's a little something from your friends at Bullwrinkles to brighten up your Monday!

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