5 Things That Prove Dogs Are Psychic

5 Things That Prove Dogs Are Psychic

Dogs are magical, mystical creatures. Somewhere between a unicorn and the fluffy white dragon in Never Ending Story. And yes, occasionally dogs do non-magical things like drag their rumps on the carpet or chew up the mail. But are dogs metaphysical? Do dogs simply know things that would surprise you; and if so, how do they know these things? It could be that dogs have supernatural powers. Here are 5 things that prove dogs are psychic. Dogs Know Things That Are Going To Happen Before They Happen Earthquakes Dogs are keenly in tune with their surroundings. Research indicates that a dogs hearing is so discerning, they can hear minuscule movements from underground surfaces; and sense seismic shifts through their paws. Seizures While some dogs can be trained to sense seizures, others simply know and whine, paw at, or even nip their human prior to an impending seizure. While theories in the medical community exist, confirming through blind studies is hard to do and thus, no one knows the ‘why’ with any certainty. Weather Dogs can sense a storm before they occur. This is mostly due to their ability to ‘feel’ the electromagnetic forces associated with storms. Scientists believe this is due to a dog’s olfactory senses being that of much greater sensitivity when compared to humans, and that dogs smell the electrical current in the air. Sickness When sick, your body’s chemistry changes due to an overactive immune system, particularly with a debilitating illness; and with dogs spectacular sense of smell, they know when humans are sick. Consider seeing a doctor if your dog is focused on sniffing one particular part...
National Cook for Your Pets Day Organic Recipe

National Cook for Your Pets Day Organic Recipe

What am I? I’m man’s best friend, that’s what I am. How can you show your appreciation for your best ‘furry’ friend? By cooking for him/her! November 1st is ‘National Cook for Your Pets Day,’ and I have, or should I say my momma has, a tasty organic recipe to share with you for this auspicious day! First, why is there a national cook for your pet day? Because ‘pets’ are awesome! We are there when you are happy. When you are sad, we’re the first one you turn to. And when you just need someone to listen to you – we are the ‘one’ you turn to. So to show your appreciation, you must cook for us! Got it? Okay, so now you should get ready to make some pet treats! We offered a nice easy, organic recipe for dog treats to get you started. However, you may want to be creative and experiment on your own. But before you get all Iron Chef on your pet, make sure you know those foods that are toxic to your furry family member – click here for more info. Wash your hands, make sure you have a completely clean food preparation space; and warm your oven to 375 degrees. Organic “I Fell In Love With You” Treats 1 ripe organic banana 1 can organic pumpkin puree (use small can or 7 oz if you use organic whole wheat flour) 1 Tbsp organic raw honey 1 1/2-2 C organic emmer flour (may substitute organic whole wheat flour) 1 C organic coconut flakes ground in to 1/2 C flour 1/2 tsp organic baking powder Preparation Prepare organic...
A Healthy Hiking Machine With #PinnacleHealthyPets

A Healthy Hiking Machine With #PinnacleHealthyPets

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. While I am being compensated for helping create awareness about Pinnacle’s Newly Formulated Grain Free Dog Food all proceeds are going to the Wenatchee Humane Society for their work in helping the animals impacted by the 2015 WA state fires. I only share information I feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle® is not responsible for the content of this article. I hope you enjoy! #PinnacleHealthyPets This last month hasn’t been ‘ruff,’ because even though it’s been full of birds, it’s been of the duck kind! Nearly 20 days through transitioning to Pinnacle® Grain-Free Duck & Sweet Potato dog food and my furry siblings and I are doing pretty good. Why the switch? Because I wanted to have first-person (dogson?) experience to share with my readers. The great quality proteins and complex carbs have helped make this Shih Tzu a healthy hiking machine. The Food Transition Slow and steady wins the race – fast and quick will make me sick! Got it? Good. When you consider transitioning your dog (or any animal) to a new food there are three simple rules to follow: 25% every 5 days: Serve 25% of the new dog food with 75% of your dog’s regular food for 5 days. Increase to a 50%/50% mix for another 5 days, followed by a 75%/25% mix for an additional 5 days; and then finally 100% of the new food most likely on the 20th day. Each dog is different, so pay attention and keep an eye out for loose stools, gurgle tummies, and the like – and make minor...
Organic Pumpkin Treats for Your Pup

Organic Pumpkin Treats for Your Pup

It’s that time of the season! Pumpkin goodies and cinnamon smells stream from every coffee stand and bakery in our neighborhood. Yesterday momma and I walked through our little village, greeted Jane our favorite coffee barista where she gave momma a pumpkin latte and a little cinnamon roll. “No Mattie, this isn’t for you,” offered momma while we sat in the park so she could nibble her goody…and I could sniff leaves. After she finished her morning snack, momma and I walked the two miles of winding road back to our house. “Wanna treat?” momma asked me when we got home. Boy did I! Momma pulled a bright orange colored packet off the counter, zipped it open and wave after wave of pumpkin, cinnamon goodness wafted from the bag. “Here you go,” momma chimed while she gave me three little, cute bear shaped treats. “Hey, chew them!” momma tried to offer guidance while I munched down my goodies…and then quickly returned to beg for more. I don’t know what was better about Grandma Lucy’s Organic Oven Baked Pumpkin Flavor Dog Treats – was it the smells, the taste (yes, my momma tasted one…she’s weird like that), that they are organic, 100% natural, or that they are hand made. I’m not trying to hard to figure out the answer, I am just focused on getting momma to give me more! Grandma Lucy’s USDA certified organic dog treats are baked in a bakery by people who love their pets! Grandma Lucy’s has taken great pride in making wholesome, natural and delicious pet treats. Your dog will love the great taste of...
Adopt a Dog Month Brings It Home For Me

Adopt a Dog Month Brings It Home For Me

Did you know that on an annual basis there are 3-4 million animals waiting in shelters for someone to give them a safe, loving home; and they never find a hero to adopt them and tragically are put down. That could have been me and I’m so very glad that it wasn’t! While sad, it is important to shed some light on these figures – being informed leads to change, and change helps save dog’s lives. To learn more read my Animal Adoption Figures article. For Adopt A Dog Month, we are being asked to take a pledge to consider adopting (never, ever shopping) a dog – make sure to check out your local shelter. Also, if you already have a dog make sure that s/he wears proper identification (including microchipping); and to spay/neuter your pup. To sign the official Adopt a Dog pledge, just click here. Momma is sporting some new rescue and adoption-themed jewelry to help bring awareness to dog adoption. She says it’s beautiful and initiates conversation. Me? What am I doing? Well, you won’t believe it…I’m trying out for a commercial! I know, it’s hard to believe but my momma got a call asking if I was available for a photo shoot that will be used in a local news station’s animal rescue piece. So wish me luck! So do what you can for the month of October, and every month, when it comes to dog adoptions – help spread the word, and every time you meet an adopted dog give a little thanks that one more has been saved! With lub, MattieDog Tweet me on Twitter – Like Me on Facebook...

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