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An Explanation of Common Dog Registries

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With so many dog registries out there and so many initials, it can be overwhelming when figuring out which registry to choose for your new dog.

Why Register A Dog?

Why is it important to register your dog? Well, it’s totally up to you, as the owner, whether or not you choose to register your dog as well as what registry you choose to use.

Dogs that will be bred and their offspring sold should be registered so that ancestry can be recorded. Also, there are many sporting events, shows and other dog competitions that will require your pup to be registered in an approved registry in order for him or her to participate.

If you don’t plan on breeding or showing/competing your dog then you may opt-out to register him, which is just as well.

If you choose to register your dog, however, you will need to decide which registry to use. This decision can be a bit overwhelming if you haven’t had past experience with the process.

Some registries have better reputations than others. While other registries only accept certain dog breeds. In this article, I will list and explain three of the most popular dog registries in the United States which are the AKC, UKC, and CKC.

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I Will Never Buy Another Bag of Kibble Again: A Raw Diet It Is

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Take a look at this picture.

Now imagine yourself as a furry four-legged dog.

A hungry, furry four-legged dog.

If you could only choose to eat the contents out of one of these bowls, which one would you choose?

Bowl 1: hard, dry, processed, grain filled, byproduct containing kibble

or

Bowl 2: fresh, fragrant, healthy, yet delicious, melt in your mouth, raw meat

Me?

Well, I would choose Bowl 2 of course.

And so would my dogs.

This is what they eat every day.

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Bone Broth for Dogs: Why and How

What is Bone Broth and What are the Benefits of Bone Broth?:

Bone broth is a healthy supplemental food topper or treat for dogs.  It contains many nutrients and minerals that dogs love and is very easy to make. It also goes a long way since the serving size is just two tablespoons of broth per every 20 pounds of body weight.

For dogs with digestive problems, it helps to maintain a healthy gut. Large holes in the lining of the intestine wall is called a leaking gut.  Bone broth is a gelatin that helps plug those holes, meaning, toxins won’t enter the body through those holes.

This power food supports a healthy immune system and contains glycine which detoxes the liver.

Bone broth also contains joint protecting compounds which include high levels of glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. It is also packed with good stuff like phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium, calcium, silicone.

How do you make bone broth?

Sure, you can buy bone broth premade but it is super easy to make in bulk and much more cost effective.

Here is what you will need.

Grocery List:

bones (jointy bones like chicken or pig feet and meaty bones like ribs or marrow bones)

4 garlic cloves, sliced (if you are not comfortable feeding your dog garlic then just leave it out)

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, raw and unfiltered

gelatin (if cubing)

Equipment List:

Crock Pot

Slotted Spoon

Strainer

flat spoon

If storing in refrigerator:

large bowl with lid

If freezing in molds: (this is what I mostly do)

silicone molds

If cubing:

large pot

large pan

knife

flexible spatula

gelatin

whisk

If Freezing cubes:

cookie sheet (optional)

wax paper

gallon freezer ziploc bags

I usually collect bones and store them in freezer bags in the freezer of course, until I have enough to make a large pot. Chicken feet help produce a great amount of gelatin so they are a good choice when making bone broth.  Also, bone marrow bones work well to draw out all the goodness from the marrow.

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Shadow: Week 10 Featured Pet

Week 10 starts the third bracket in our contest.  This week we are featuring a two year old Labrador Retriever Redbone Coonhound mix named Shadow.

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Shadow lives on a farm in Pennsylvania where he looks after all the other animals.  He can herd them in if they get loose.  Shadow looks after alpacas, goats, chickens, turkeys and ducks. He also lives with his canine brother Tank and other cats.  Shadow loves and gets along with all animals.

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As far as humans go, Shadow’s favorite person is his Mommy Ashlee.  He loves to watch television with her and sleep with her on her bed.

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Lola: Week 9 Featured Pet

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This week we will be meeting Lola the Poodle.

Lola is the last pet in our second bracket so she is eligible to win a $25 prize.

She is up against the other 2nd bracket contestants which include: Mack: Week 5, Elsa: Week 6Rusty: Week 7 and Jazzy: Week 8.

Who will get your final vote?  Let’s meet Lola before you decide.

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This precious Toy Poodle was a rescue.  She arrived early for Christmas.  She was found just roaming around the neighborhood this past Christmas Eve.  She was all matted up and her fur was filled with fleas, gum and trash.

She was taken in by a dog lover and got cleaned up and posted on Facebook as being found.  No one ever claimed this adorable fur baby as their own, which was probably a good thing because dog lover Tabitha, fell in love with her right away.

So once it was determined that no one was looking for her she was named Lola and became a permanent member of Tabitha’s family.

The vet determined that she is about eight years old.

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Jazzy: Week 8 Featured Pet

Hello world!

My humans call me Jazzy.  I am an adorable ball of love. I am a spunky spirited Miniature Schnauzer. I was born on July 27, 2016.  I am looking forward to celebrating my second birthday later this year.

I live in South Georgia with my Mama, Daddy, Sister and Brother.

At my house, I rule the roost.  What Jazzy says, goes.  What Jazzy wants, Jazzy gets.

I love to relax on the couch with my Mama.  We snuggle and she rubs my belly. I am always happy as long as I am with her. I always have to be touching her. She is my favorite person in the whole world.

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Rusty: Week 7 Featured Pet

Hello World.  I’m Rusty!  I am a Labrador/Catahoula mix and I live on a farm!  My job is to protect the land, keep an eye on everything and make sure all things are running smoothly.  I am only 14 weeks old but I take my job very seriously.  

When it is time for my break I like to spend it with my canine buddy Rocky.  We like to wrestle each other.  When they get home from school, I love to greet my human brothers, Jay, 9 and Drew, 6, and play with them for a bit before getting back to work patrolling the farm.

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Elsa: Week 6 Featured Pet

This week we bring you a fairly newly developed designer dog breed called the Huskimo. The Huskimo is a cross between a Siberian Husky and an American Eskimo.

This sweet fluffy girl is Elsa. She was born on November 18th, 2017.

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The Huskimo grows to be a medium to large dog weighing 40 to 60 pounds and measuring 21 to 24 inches tall. They have a thick and long coat with common colors being red, gray, yellow, black, and white and.

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Elsa is a very affectionate dog. She is devoted and loyal, playful and energetic. She is friendly to everyone and is full of joy and curiosity. Elsa loves to be held like a baby and she is super snugly and loving.

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This breed is known to be a great family dog but her bond with her family means she is not good when left alone and can suffer from separation anxiety. Elsa does always want to be close to her parents. If they go too far without her, she will whimper to let them know she wants them to come closer to her.

Like most puppies, Elsa loves to spend a large part of the day napping! She also loves to play with her canine brother. They chase each other around really fast, and get rowdy together.

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Tips for Calming an Anxious Dog

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Some dogs have nervous, fearful, and anxious tendencies.  The reason for this can be caused by a few things.   If you bring a new dog into your home it’s important to be able to notice a scared dog and know how to help them cope.

How To Notice Signs of Anxiety

These traits can manifest in the form of shyness or even aggression. Anxious dogs can also become destructive. Signs of anxiety are trembling, whining, growling, panting, elimination, hypersalivation, excessive barking, and destruction.

If the dog shows signs of aggression towards strangers, children or other dogs, they should be closely monitored because they can harm someone else out of fear.

What Causes Canine Anxiety?

Some dogs have generalized anxiety which means that they’re anxious regardless of what the circumstances are. Poor socialization as a puppy or owner abuse is a common reason for why an adult dog would behave this way most of the time. Other dogs only get anxious during certain times like when traveling, boarding, during thunderstorms, trips to the vet, or grooming.

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Mack: Week 5 Featured Pet

Hello Dog Lovers!

My name is Mack! I am a 7 year old Labrador Golden Retriever.

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I am so excited to be featured on the Fur the Love of Dog, Featured Pet: Dog of the Week Contest!

It is very nice to meet you.  I just love meeting new people!  I get so excited when someone comes over to visit me. Here is a picture of me with my cousin.

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I am an only child so I am a bit spoiled.

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