Social Benefits of Children Owning Pets

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Pets, especially dogs, are an integral part of our lives. 8 out of 10 people living in the States have currently or had previously a dog. Dogs are important in children’s lives not only just furry and lovely creatures that endow us with consolation and warmth that many even fellow people may be deprived of, but they have a strong influence on the development of several aspects of the human creature. Sometimes dog relationship can be ranked higher than human for its comfort and support. Continue reading Social Benefits of Children Owning Pets

How Do Small Dogs Help with Hypoallergenic Conditions?

 

Small dogs are more hypoallergenic than other bigger breeds. There are several reasons why it is so and the amount of shedding hair as well the volume of allergen proteins are the crucial ones. Small dogs are far easier in taking care of, have shorter hair and are likely to shed less. So the math here is simple:

  • Small dog – small coat area – fewer allergens produced
  • Small dog – less care needed – easier to bathe
  • Constant bathing – less shedding – less allergy
  • Thinner coat – less dandle – less allergy
  • Small dog – cannot reach furniture – leaves less dandle

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Finding Hypoallergenic Dog Breeders

Hypoallergenic dog breeds are becoming more and more popular as many people tend to experience allergic reactions and want to prevent themselves from constant exposure to particles of dust and hair that many dog breeds bear. According to American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 10% of the population of the US is allergic to dogs. To be honest, there is not a single breed that is 100% hypoallergenic but there dozens of breeds that do well with allergy sufferers – they produce less dander and have a non-shedding coat. Before we proceed with our topic, let us share with you hit lists of dog breeds that are proved less allergenic that other breeds: Continue reading Finding Hypoallergenic Dog Breeders

Dangerous Dog Treats: What You Should Never Give Your Dog

Treats are helpful when it comes to training. But training only! Cause some people like rewarding their dogs for no apparent reason and thus a powerful training tool turns into naughtiness and pampering leading to no result except the obesity and broken eating regime. However, not every treat may be or should be used due to possible harm that it may inflict on digestion but there are such treats that are even deadly! Continue reading Dangerous Dog Treats: What You Should Never Give Your Dog

Best Dog Breeds for Families

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When speaking about the best family dog we usually mean the one that is friendly with everyone in the house, especially with children. Children no matter how you raise them are always eager to spend some time with the dog playing and hugging. To be honest not all dog breeds like excessive and noisy presence of children around and God only knows how they may react. This is why you’d better have a dog that is by default capable of withstanding children’s plays and attention. Continue reading Best Dog Breeds for Families