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Save Your Dog's Life: Choking

  Choking is a frequent emergency situation that you can encounter with your pet. Most dogs can chew on almost everything, including bones, toys, sticks, and plastic (to name a few! ), which can get stuck in the mouth's palate or windpipe - knowing how to react to a choking dog could save your pet's life, as you might not have enough time to rush to the vet. Are you aware of what to do if your dog chokes? It is critical that you seek veterinary assistance immediately, as the dog will suffocate. Choking Symptoms • Panic / hysteria • Difficulty breathing • Pawing at the mouth • Choking/hacking noises • Blue lips or tongue • Unresponsive or unaware dog What to do: • Remain vigilant - a choking animal can panic and bite. • Remain calm; your fear will spread to your dog; talk in a firm, soothing tone. • Open the dog's mouth with both hands - one on the upper jaw and the other on the lower. • Grasping the dog's jaws, tuck the dog's lips between the teeth and your fingerti

Overview of Bully Sticks and Why They Are an Amazing Choice for Your Canine

 

Dogs enjoy chewing, and each dog would have their own definition of what constitutes a chewable item in your home. Some can target various things throughout the house, including sticks in the backyard, garbage in the kitchen, eyeglasses, remote controls, and leather shoes. This is usually done to satiate their innate chewing urge. However, it is not advisable for the dog to chew on anything. It is important for dog owners to choose a high-quality dog chew, and one of these is the bully stick.


They are


There are several dog treats available, although their origins are not always clear. Bully sticks are beef-based dog treats that are usually made from cow penises. They are also known as pizzle pins. These have been used for a variety of purposes for many years. Bully sticks are extremely popular with dogs.


There are many items available on the market today. They are also readily available in the majority of the world, so they should be easy to locate. You should exercise caution when purchasing a bully stick. Manufacturing and inspection of bully sticks was prioritised in South America, Canada, and the United States, resulting in an incredible product. The sticks are made in a variety of ways. Certain varieties can be sun dried, while others can be smoked. This is for the purpose of removing moisture from the sticks, which gives them a smoky aroma. Others are baked in the oven and are almost odourless. Moisture is lost during cooking. Drying time decreases odour. The choice is, in reality, subjective.


Advantages


One of the primary advantages is that it is a truly nutritious chew that meets the dog's chewing urge. The best bully sticks are nutritious and safer than raw hides. Chewing promotes oral hygiene and fresh air.


What to avoid


The best products in this category are natural and have a nutritional component, which is usually a protein. They should be completely free of additives and chemicals. The beef pizzles used to make the bully sticks are usually taurine-rich tendons. This amino acid is beneficial for the dog's eyesight and heart as well.


How to choose


Consider the beef industry.


The best is free range. These are grass-fed cattle. This is beef that has been tested and passed, guaranteeing the highest quality. There are some places where the bully sticks are significantly less durable.


Chemist-free


The best sticks are produced using cattle that have not been given growth hormones or antibiotics. Certain bully sticks can contain chemicals aimed at odour removal and product preservation. Some producers will use chemicals to mask the odour and conceal the product's shortcomings.


There are several bully sticks available, and it is important that you choose a safe treat for your dog. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can choose according to your preference.

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