Having a dog and working full-time

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, and being a dog owner and a person with a busy, time-consuming job at the same time is really hard. Dogs are social animals and don’t like to be alone. Although it is not recommended to leave a dog alone for more than four hours tops, sometimes that is inevitable. If you are just thinking of buying a dog, it is very important that you can reconcile your business responsibilities with the obligations that dog ownership has. There are many other factors to consider before you decide to buy a dog to make sure that both you and your dog are happy. With these few tricks,...

CACIB Rijeka 2020

The Sports Kennel Club Rijeka is organising two International All Breed Dog Shows (CACIB Rijeka 2020) on February 29 and March 1. LOCATION of the Show:˝Zamet˝ sports centre, Trg riječkih olimpijaca 1, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia – (N 45° 20' 39.749'', E 14° 23' 1.182'' ) INFO: [email protected] , tel.: +385 (0)91 905 9440 Closing dates for entries:  1. first entry deadline - 10 January 2020 2.second entry deadline - 24 January 2020 3.final entry deadline - 07 February 2020 Send entry to: [email protected] Payment info:  Sportski kinološki klub RijekaBraće Pavlinić 2651000 Rijeka IBAN: HR5624840081106712...

Buying a dog from a breeder

If you choose to buy a purebred dog, the most important thing is to be responsible and find a reputable breeder. Be patient, avoid backyard breeders, and never buy a dog from puppy mills - these puppies have unknown backgrounds and may be unhealthy. First of all, the breeder you choose should have specific papers proving that he is qualified to breed animals and he needs to show you those papers. If he can’t or won’t show them to you, turn around without buying a puppy and report a breeder to the relative authorities.  Breeding documents Every breeder should have a license to breed any kind of animal. Y...

Should I buy a puppy?

Puppies for sale - guide There are many important things to consider before buying a puppy and making him a part of your family. You need to find the right dog for yourself – a dog that goes along with your family and your lifestyle. If you have a certain breed on the mind, take your time and find out everything you can about that specific breed. When choosing a breed you should consider the breed’s temperament, exercise needs, maintenance, lifespan, health issues the breed is prone to, etc. Physical appearance is not the most important thing, and you should never buy a dog just because of his looks. Th...

Hypothyroidism in dogs

Hypothyroidism is a common health issue in dogs. The thyroid gland is located in a dog’s neck and it is one of the most important glands in the body. When the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the necessary hormones (especially the hormone thyroxine), it causes dog’s metabolism to slow. This is called hypothyroidism. Simply, the thyroid gland is producing hormones that control the process of turning food into fuel that keeps the dog’s metabolism going and when the thyroid gland is not working properly the metabolism slows down and this slower metabolism put almost every organ in the body in danger...

CACIB Slovenia Winner 2020

CACIB Slovenia Winner Show I, 18.1.2020CACIB Slovenia Winner Show II, 19.1.2020 Special Shows: Special Shows for large and molossoid breeds is organised on 18.1.2020 after the CACIB show by the Club. More info in the attachment below. Please send the entry and payment to the contacts stated in the club info. LOCATION of the Show:Celje Fair, Dečkova cesta 1, Celje – (46.2410° N, 15.2725° E) INFO: [email protected], tel.: +386 31 734 550, +386 1 234 0950 Closing date for entries: 5.1.2020 Send entry to: Kinološka zveza Slovenije, Zapoge 3d, 1217 Vodice, Slovenija, e-mail: [email protected] Payment inf...

Beware of puppy mills and uncontrolled dog selling

A puppy mill is a mass breeding that produces a lot of puppies for sale and with only one goal – profit. Profit is put above the welfare of dogs. It is important to produce and sell as many puppies as possible and the health and well-being of these puppies and their mothers are not important. Puppy mills - animal cruelty Puppy mills kennels usually are just small, overcrowded, dirty cages or crates where the dogs are kept until „the breeder“ cannot use them anymore. Puppies that are being bred in these conditions often suffer from malnutrition and exposure. Many puppies die of the parvovirus, or of a fl...

Understanding Dog’s Body Language

Dogs have a way to speak to us. Dogs are great communicators. Their body language is strong. A certain look, posture or movement tells us what they want, need or about to do. You just need to know how to read their signs. So here are some guidelines to read and understand your dog’s body language. A happy dog’s mouth is usually open and relaxed. The corners can be slightly upward so it looks like the dog is smiling. Stressed or fearful dogs tend to have their mouths closed. This can also mean that a dog is being alert and ready for action! If a dog is displaying a warning he usually wrinkles the top of...

Human Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

Most of the dogs know just how to make their humans give them a bite of their snack. However, every dog owner needs to know that there are some human foods that can kill a dog. Although it is hard to resist the dog’s begging, giving them these foods can be fatal. If you are just thinking should you buy a dog, it is a good idea to be prepared and know what foods dogs should not consume. Also, there are a number of factors to consider before bringing a new member into the family. It is very important that you are sure that it is the right time and that you know what buying a new dog for a home means. The...

False Pregnancy in Dogs

False pregnancy, or pseudopregnancy, is a term used to describe a condition where a non-pregnant female dog is showing symptoms of pregnancy. Although the cause of this condition is unknown, it is believed that false pregnancy happens because of dog’s hormonal imbalance. Every time a female dog ovulates, her progesterone levels rise and stay elevated. Hormon progesterone regulates ovulation and menstruation. After that, when the progesterone levels begin to fall, levels of hormone prolactin start to rise. Prolactin stimulates milk production. These hormonal fluctuations can make your dog’s body think th...