October 19, 2016

Great Dane Health Foundation of America – Be a proper owner to your pet

We are Great Dane’s lovers, owners and experienced experts in the adequate raising of this exceptional pet. After a lot of studying about the health, habits and life style of this dog breed, we decided to create this blog dedicated to gathering all the information you might need to be a good owner to your Great Dane.

The blog has been expanded recently to information and educational material about other pets too, so many pet owners should find various useful and interesting data here.

Apollo of dogs

The Great Dane is a marvelous piece of nature’s art. This dog breed is large, physically dominant, steady and strong, but at the same time gentle, noble, affectionate and cuddly pet. He’s always willing to play, to explore environment curiously and opposite to the impression his physical appearance creates, this pet is kind and tame. He’s a great family dog, a friend and children’s guard.

Fragile health in strong constitution

Though this dog breed looks like it can take and survive a lot, they tend to have some frequent and serious health problems. You will find here many expert’s articles and reviews with detailed information about each of these health conditions, but here is just a brief review.

kaiSome of these health problems are easily curable, but they require medical care nevertheless. Some are life-shortening, and some are the causes of early death in this dog breed. Number one problem are various gastrointestinal syndromes, with bloating as dominant symptom. Cardiovascular issues are common, and cardiomyopathy is the most frequent.

Great Dane, unfortunately, often suffers from various malignant diseases. Osteosarcoma is the leading cause of death, but other cancers are common too.

The specific constitution of this dog breeds with strong and massive body and elegant slim legs make them prone to various orthopedic issues, such as Wobbler’s syndrome, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and osteitis.

Other health problems are less common, but some owner has to deal with eye diseases, hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, various skin problems and allergies, blood clotting and epilepsy of their beloved Great Dane.

Great Dane Health Foundation of America is here to help

Some of these health problems are genetic, and you can’t prevent them. Others are environmental and occur as the consequence of the way you raise your pet. This second group is preventable, and Great Dane Health Foundation gathered various experts to educate you and give you the best directions on how to properly raise this great dog.

hike-with-dogTherefore, our blog offers you a large collection of articles about fitness and health care, adequate nutrition, grooming and behavior development of these dogs. You will find here advice on how to get rid of flea and tick, how to provide proper dental care and in general, how to create a healthy, stimulating and supportive environment for your Great Dane.

In other news…

In order not to leave other pet owners short for expert’s opinion and advice, other sections of this blog are dedicated to their pets and equally detailed guidelines. For any further information, feel free to contact us via mail or message. We’ll be glad to be your reliable ally in proper raising your little pet friends.

October 18, 2016

Great Dane Health Foundation of America – Raising A Pet

Have you ever wondered why the old sayings claim that a dog is man’s best friend? Well, as a proud owner of a dog myself I can confirm that this saying is true, even though I have plenty of human friends as well. In this article, we will try to figure out how you can raise a great pet, regardless whether it is a dog, a cat or a bearded dragon! (You must be going -wait, a bearded what, let me Google that – there is no need to do that, when you can just check out this bearded dragon website :http://raisingbeardeddragons.com/)

Get A Pet To Love

The first minute I want to disperse is that people get upset for very selfish reasons. While this may be true for some people, it certainly shouldn’t be that way. Therefore, if you are determined to buy a pet, before you even start thinking about what kind of that you will get think of your motives and at yourself why am I getting myself this pet? If you are getting at that to be able to give your love to another being, you are certainly doing the right thing. If you know that there is the place in your heart that only a pet can fill – go ahead and get yourself a pet.

But What Kind Of Pet I Should Get?

Cute little girl hugging golden retriever with love eyes closed, smiling.Let’s just get something out of our way – I do not know you personally, which means that I do not know your desires or your needs, but I do know that to find the right kind of pet for you you must think about the following things.

How Will A Pet Fit In With Your Lifestyle/Schedule?

The choice of your pet will depend on your lifestyle and what kind of person you are real. It will also depend on the type of life you would like to lead.

Do You Spend Time Outside?

If you’re not an outdoorsy person and if you do not spend a lot of time outside the not make your life more difficult by getting an animal that would like to be taken outside.

Do You Spend Time Inside?

Also, if you are spending a lot of time away from home make sure you get an animal that doesn’t mind spending a lot of time with you.

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Are You Allergic?

 Of course, if you are allergic you must also think of your allergies.

Have You Got Children?

If you have children, make sure your kids are old enough so that they can behave correctly around the animal.

cat-holding-hands-finger-paws-human-love-relationships-petsWill You Take Good Care Of Your Pet?

Also, think of the conditions you will keep this animal in, do you have what it takes to take care of your pet.

A Word To The Wise – Always Adopt

If you can help a poor abandoned animal get a home, it’s always a much more compassionate thing to do then to buy an animal which you find cute or cuddly.

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