Ear cropping for dogs is a controversial subject and is, in the end, a personal choice. Dog owners may choose to crop ears for the aesthetic appearance it gives the dog. Many working breeds have their ears cropped to enhance their working ablilities, for example, in the field of search and rescue to enhance the hearing ablilities of the dog. Owners of show dogs of specific breeds such as the doberman, boxer, and great dane will crop their dogs ears to enhance the look for the show ring.The Beauceron (like Rowan) is another breed that can have the ears natural or cropped.The process for the Beauceron is very easy and short compared to other breeds. Dobermans and great danes may have their ears taped or posted up until they are 6-8 months old. Beaucerons have naturally erect ears already so the process is very short, only about 4 weeks.
This month, we will be at Mutt & Moggy in Burnaby, BC for a free educational seminar on raw diet for dogs and cats. If you are thinking of switching or already feed raw, join us to ensure you are giving your pet a balanced and correct raw diet.
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2014
Address: Mutt & Moggy 7655 Edmonds Street #101, Burnaby, BC
Hope to see you there!
Rowan has finally come home. She is a 9 week old Beauceron puppy with tonnes of personality and a great mind. She's loving her 3P Natural Chicken and Elk and her raw bones too! Starting a puppy off right with raw diet is just about the best pet insurance one can have. It is also extremely important to ensure you are balancing the diet correctly to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Ask us for help by emailing our nutritional consultant: [email protected] Rowan will be working towards her tracking titles in the near future. Her raw diet will help her stay mentally sharp and physically fit. Stay tuned and watch Rowan grow up as a raw fed pup by following us on Twitter @3pnaturals or liking us on Facebook. What a fantastic little dog!
Water is the most important nutrient for all living things. Dogs and cats are no exception. Water makes up 70-80% of an adult pet's weight. It dissolves natural and unnatural substances and acts as the root of all biological processes including digestion, circulation and waste removal. Animals must hydrate themselves regularly throughout the day to stay healthy. Pets can hydrate themselves in one of two ways: by drinking water and/or ingesting foods that contain a high moisture content. If an animal is severely dehydrated and cannot ingest water on its own, they will need to be hydrated by a vet via intravenous or subcutaneous fluids. Animals can survive much longer without food (7-10 days) than they can without water (1-2 days). Severe dehydration is a medical emergency!
We've been asked to speak to the Douglas College Vet Tech Department this week in New West Minister, BC! We are so happy that the veterinary commmunity is teaching species-appropriate nutrition in their classrooms. This is a huge statement about how many people are choosing to feed raw diets to their pets today. In fact, we have been told that many of the students feed raw to their own pets! Thank you to Carrie and Douglas College for this amazing opportunity to educate veterinary technicians about the ancestral diets of canines and felines.