The Amish, and other puppy mills are auctioning off precious little doggie lives like they are cattle and chickens. Not that I am in favor of the way a lot of cattle and chickens are auctioned off either. But doggies are supposed to be loved and nurtured, they are our best companions, not like cattle or chickens.
Just in case you missed the comments yesterday, here are two of them:
Ms. Fiddlesticks said...
It looks like you do grooming, yes? Would love a piece of advice. I have a Maltese, she chews and licks on herself a lot. I buy chews but just carries them around, never really eats them. Her breath smells awful. Got any suggestions? Thanks.
Hi Ms. Fiddlesticks. It is mostly from my experience as a vet tech, kennel operator and SPCA foster mom that I can give you some suggestions, not as a groomer.
One main thing is to look at their diet, and see if it has corn products or 'By-Products' in it. It is not good for dogs, and it is a cheap filler that is used in most grocery store brands. It can play havoc by causing the 'itchies'.
Here is a site where you can review the ratings of dog food, and there is a video about pet food, too.
Dog chews are made in different countries, and a lot of them have dyes in them, which can cause allergies. Only buy ones that are made in USA, and have NO dye.
Then, you may not see them, but some dogs are so allergic to one flea bite, that they itch for ages if bitten. All cats and dogs should be on a good flea and heartworm preventative.
If you want to reach me by email: LakeConroePenny at AOL.com
I hope this helps, Penny.