Cat Tree’s – 10 Gift Ideas For Your Cat Or A Cat Lover You Know!

Cat Trees
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Are you looking for an epic cat tree for your cat? Or perhaps a gift for someone who loves their cats?

Well, I have searched and found a range from standard to amazing fun for any cat. Better yet they are all available on amazon how easy is that.

See my selections below to find the puuurrrfect cat tree for your cat!

Cat Tree

Cat Tree

Standard Simple Cat Trees

If your budgets restricted or you have an older cat then these ranges are for you.
Not only are they affordable but they don’t have too many levels so are ideal for an older possible arthritic cat.

Also if space is tight and ideally you are looking for something that will tuck nicely into a corner.

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This next one is a bit more pricey but I love the style and I can Imagine an older cat-loving snuggling up in the big basket = )

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Fun Cat Trees For Busy Cats

Do you or your friend have an energetic young cat? Or is your cat an indoor cat and you want a fun entertaining cat tree to keep them stimulated and busy.

Do you work long hours and like knowing your cat has something fun to play with while you are out? Then take a look at these cat adventure trees.

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Insanely Outrageous and Cool Cat Trees

Looking for more of a epic cat playground than a tree? Then take a look at these more pricey options, but you get what you pay for!

Your adventurous cat or cats will enjoy exploring all the different levels and toy options available on these trees.

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Burmese Cat Rescued From Strangers Garage After Missing For 8 Weeks.

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Burmese cat rescue

Evie the cuddly Burmese cat has an incredible survival tale. Prompting us to share this Burmese cat rescue story.

Shortly after moving with her owners to a new rural property, Evie went missing.

The owners had intended for Evie to get used to her new home for at least a week or two before going outside. However, “Evie is incredibly smart and quick’ her owners say. “She loves being outside”.

After only a few days of being in their new home, Evie found her way outside an open door.

Evie had never lived on a rural lifestyle block location before. “One of the dogs quickly spooked her before we could get her inside and that was it, she was gone” the owner’s relay.

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“We didn’t panic for the first day or two, Evie is an intelligent cat and she also has a lot of sass”

Evie had been known to sulk with her owners, especially if something didn’t go her way, generally hiding in her igloo and occasionally disappearing for a little while.

‘We were hopeful she would make her way back once she had cooled off”

Still, every-night we searched, called for her, and we put food out for her. In case she decided to come back in the calm of the night

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After 2 days, Evie’s Owners decided she was now defiantly lost. They were devastated.

We did everything called vet clinics, spread pamphlets, advertised everywhere we could, and called all the local cat shelters. Nothing.

Evie was nowhere to be found.
‘We felt sick every night and especially when it would rain’ Her owners said.

“We got desperate, we created pamphlets, begging if someone had found her and decided to keep her. Could they anonymously come forward and let us know”

‘I couldn’t stop checking roadkill every night wondering” ‘We just needed to know if someone had her and that she was ok’

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Burmese Cat Rescue

8 long weeks of torture had passed, when the owners got the best phone call they could ever have hoped for.

A couple had come back from their holiday in Europe, to find a very skinny and pissed off Evie locked in their garage.

They Took Evie to the nearest vet clinic, as she was very malnourished. Evie was micro-chipped so it didn’t take long for the vet clinic to track down Evie’s Owners.

‘ It was an amazing feeling, the relief is indescribable, We had never given up, we just felt she was still out there and thankfully we were right”

Evie was very underweight and dehydrated. She had I/V fluids at the vet clinic before finally coming home.

“She was so hungry!, she slept in the food bowl waiting for her next small meal”. Evie’s owners had to feed Evie gradually in small amounts so her little stomach could get used to small volumes of food again.

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Evie The First Night We Brought Her Back Home

We know many people don’t end up getting their precious fur babies back, so we wanted to share our story.

Do you have any amazing cat rescue stories? Leave me a comment below. Lets spread the warm fuzzies.

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Do Cats Remember People And Their Previous Families

Do Cats Remember People

If you’ve ever adopted a cat or had to re-home one yourself. You’ve probably asked the question do cats remember people??

Do Cats Remember people.

Do Cats Remember People??

The answer is yes of course! but the next question is for how long?
A recent study proved that cat’s short term memory, although better than dogs is still not great.

So if a cat was with a person or family for a very short period of time, then the likely answer is no they won’t remember them long term.

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Do cats remember people??

Do Cats Remember People forever?

This is a much trickier question. There have not been many studies done on a cat’s long term memory.


It is believed that if a caring connection was formed for a longer period of time 6months +, then it is likely a cat will be remembering a person for much longer.

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Do Cats Remember Being Mis-treated?

For those of you who have adopted a cat who was previously abused or mistreated. The likelihood of them remembering the abuse is believed to be high.

It all depends on how long the abuse went on for. How painful and traumatic the situation was.

As I said earlier 6 months + of a caring relationship is enough to stick with a cat’s long term memory.

However negative relationships have a nasty habit of sticking with us and unfortunately animals, and including cats more easily.

Cats remembering their abusive pasts can lead to behavioral issues and fears of strange things so be patient with them.


It is unknown how long a cat’s long term memory Is but it is believed with time these behaviors will improve and memories will fade.

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Do Cats Remember Peoples Faces?

Although cats have excellent visual recognition, it is not how the recognize us. They identify their close contacts and owners via smell and sounds.

Did you know cats rubbing themselves all over you, is how they mark you as theirs? Cats have ‘ scent glands’ in-between their whiskers which is why they rub themselves on furniture and people. It’s a cat’s way of marking their territory.

Most cats will identify their loved ones by the sound of their voice. So do cats remember people? Yes but their faces? Not so much.

Ever Wondered Why Cats Stare At You?

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Or Why Cats Make The Best Pets?

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100 Black Cat Names – For Male And Female Cats

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Take a look at over 100 different names, you’re sure to find the perfect black cat name for your dark fur-baby.

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Black Cat Names 100

Black Cat Names That Stand Out

VOODOO
DIVINE
SABBATH
CHARM
SOLSTICE
COBWEB
WARLOCK
FORTUNE
EBONY
ECLIPSE
DIABLO
CRYPT – KEEPER
CONJURER
COAL
ALAKAZAM
BLACK ORCHID

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Black Cat Names For Females

FATE
ENIGMA
MYSTERY
NIGHTSHADE
SHADOW
RAVEN
WICCA
SABRINA
MAGIC
BLACKBERRY
ECLIPSE
MOG
MOON
SPELLBOUND
SMUDGE
SHADE
SANTANA
SILHOUETTE
WHITCH
WHITCHIE
WITHCHIPOO

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Black Cat Names – For Male Cats

BLACKJACK
DEAD ZONE
DEATH
DARTH
INKY
BATMAN
EVIL
HADES
HOCUS POCUS
INK
INKWELL
JET
LICORICE
DIABLO
CROW
COAL DUST
CARBON
EIGHT BALL
BLACKOUT
ABRACADABRA
NIGHT RIDER
SPADE
NINJA
OMEN
ONYX
PANTHER
SPOT
JET
OBSIDIAN
PHANTOM
WIZARD
TARMAC
SUPERSTITION
SPELLBOUND
SABBATH
CACKLE
THIRTEEN
SPIRIT
RITUAL

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Why Cats Are The Best Pets

Black Cat Names – More Unusual Names

Achilles
Ajax
Amadeus
Palmer
Perkins
Prince
Quentin
Quimby
Rasta
Razo
Ricky Ticky Tabby
Turbo
Ziggy
Usher
Waldo
Whitman
Wycliff
Xavier
Zepplin
Zigfried
Theo
Tiberius
Ambrose
Amos
Apache
Arlo
Ash
Bogart
Augustus
Truman


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Dog Birthday Cake Recipe That Is Simple And Easy.

Dog Birthday Cake recipe Simple

What a great way to celebrate your furry best friend’s birthday! Make them a special dog birthday cake simple, and easy.

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Although I am a Veterinary Nurse by profession, I am not YOUR Vet Nurse.
This blog is for informational and educational purposes only.
Always consult a professional in the area for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any professional, legal, financial, and medical decisions for yourself or your pet.

Dog Birthday Cake Recipe Simple And Easy.

3/4 CUP OF FLOUR.
1/4 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER.
1/2 TEASPOON OF BAKING SODA.
1 LARGE EGG.
1/2 CUP OF APPLE SAUCE / BABY APPLE FOOD.
2 TABLESPOONS OF PEANUT BUTTER (OPTIONAL CAN USE YOGHURT).
2 TABLESPOONS OF OIL.
1 TABLESPOON OF HONEY.

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METHOD

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350F
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A 9X5INCH CAKE PAN WITH BAKING PAPER
SIFT AND MIX ALL DRY INGREDIENTS IN ONE BOWL
MIX ALL WET INGREDIENTS IN ANOTHER BOWL

POUR WET INGREDIENTS INTO DRY INGREDIENTS AND COMBINE.
POUR MIXTURE INTO LINED CAKE TIN.
BAKE IN OVEN FOR 25-30MINS OR UNTIL A SQURE COMES OUT CLEAN FROM THE MIDDLE.
COOL COMPLETELY BEFORE FROSTING.

FROSTING OPTIONS

WHIPPED CREAM AND BANANA – Yummier
Whip cream until soft peaks, mix with mashed banana or instead cut slices on top.

WHIPPED EGG WHITES AND BANANA – Healthier
Whip egg whites till stiff peaks, add chopped banana after poured on top of cake.

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Dog Birthday Cake Recipe simple and easy.

We hope your pooch loves this cake as much as ours do. Please share it with your friends.

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Month 5 Latest Blogging News

Hello again everybody, another month done and dusted. Can’t believe its been 5 months already. Well here’s my latest blogging news.

After last months disaster of being put in Pinterest jail and having my traffic slashed almost entirely. This month has been all about clawing my way back.

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Blogging News

Blogging News – Month 5 – Coming Back From The Dead.

So gradually, I have managed to get a steady stream, of traffic back, and again mostly from Pinterest Sigh!

SEO is finally happening it is slow were talking 7 visits through SEO but I’ll take anything I can get.

Facebook is also growing but very slow, I get a small amount of traffic now but I will continue to work at it.

Instagram I’m still figuring out, I get a lot of hearts/likes, and followers. However, I’m not sure how much traffic/engagement I’m actually getting out of it.

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The Traffic Is Back But I Still Have My Struggles.

I’m back at work now pretty much full time + I have two small children.

Keeping up with new blog content, social media, Pinterest and analysing SEO, Analytics, and search console. Well it’s been a push.

However, I’m still here trying = ) and still loving it.

Financially there isn’t really much to talk about its still very low/non-existent.

Ads make next to nothing and I have been trying affiliate marketing for a while now.

I need to search out some cool niche products. I am looking into printables and creating my own e-book/courses.
This will all take time though so I don’t see the financials improving for a while.

Blogging News – On The Bright Side

This post is sounding a bit depressing so lets finish it with the months highs!

Despite the increased time pressure im still producing content and loving it.

I am helping pet owners across the globe especially with skin. It feels so rewarding to be achieving pretty much the main goal of this blog to help pet owners.

I truly feel I will crack this blogging business I’m very determined and I really want this to work as its something I enjoy.

I would love to help pet owners more.

So increasing my traffic, content and financials will help me continue to grow this.

I have focused more on writing about what i want to write about. I fell into a bit of a trap of writing SEO subjects to get traffic and grow.

To be honest id rather go this the slow way and grow knowing im creating good content.

Blogging for money how the first month went for a complete newbie.

To Sum It All Up

Wrapping up Month 5’s Blogging news..

I’m still here tapping away, researching and learning this online blogging business world.

As much as id hoped to create a solid following by now with a steady income to cover my costs, I’ve realized its just takes a lot longer than they say on those ‘make money blogging posts’

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Why Is My Dog Chewing His Feet?

Dog feet

Why is my dog chewing his feet? Another great topic for the “Problem Skin Journey”

If your not familiar with my other skin posts check them out here https://furfunme.com/fur-fun-with-pets/dog-is-itchy-all-the-time/

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Why Is My Dog Chewing His Feet

So Let Us Get Right To The Point.

There are many reasons or multiple ones at once, to be honest.
yeast, bacteria, mites, and confirmation issues can all lead to itchy paws/feet.

The question you really need to be asking and answering is whats causing the symptoms.
Itchy feet is likely just the symptom of an underlying skin condition.

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Take My Itchy Dog Skin Quiz
9 Questions To Help You Find The Cause Of Your Dogs Skin Problem.

Make Sure Your Dog Is Mite Free

One easy reason and fix could be mites. In the clinic where I work almost every case receives a good flea/mite treatment. As treating is cheaper than going looking with diagnostics.

Make sure you use a good product. OTC, general store products just don’t cut the mustard. You need a veterinary recommended product. The one we always turn to is Bravecto.

A bravecto Chew to be specific as it has a claim for mites. I highly recommend making sure you have ruled mites and fleas out, by using an effective product.

Skin Conditions That Can Commonly Cause My Dog Chewing His Feet

Like I said at the beginning of this post, Yeast, and bacteria infections make feet itchy. They need to be treated by your vet properly. However, they are often just a symptom of the underlying cause.

Allergies are often the most common cause of itchy skin. If you’ve ruled out fleas, mites, and don’t over-groom your dog. you can find my post on over-grooming here:
https://furfunme.com/pets/why-owners-should-wash-their-dogs-less/

Then you can check out my allergy posts below. Both go into detail about allergies in dogs, whether they are caused by food, environment, or sometimes even both!

Environmental allergies

Food Allergies

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Confirmation Issues Can Cause Itchy Feet To.

Some breeds in particular are prone to this. Bulldogs, Pugs, Corgi’s, and Dachshunds.

If the paws/feet are misshapen, under excessive pressure, and parts of the pads that shouldn’t normally are contacting the ground due to poor conformation.

Then this can cause rubbing, pressure sores, interdigital cysts, and then from there infection makes its way in.

Bacteria and yeast infections, again being the symptom of poor conformation (The Cause).

So what can you do?
It is tricky but not hopeless you will most likely need to look more at management options with your vet or veterinary dermatologist. Here are some tips I can give you to think about.

If your animal is overweight, weight loss can help take the pressure off the pads.

Booties can be worn when exercising to help protect the pads and prevent broken skin leading to infections.

In severe cases, surgery may be an option to change the shape of the paws/feet leading to better conformation.

However, you need your vet or a veterinary dermatologist to confirm this is the cause. You must rule out allergies and mites as well.

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In Conclusion

Why Is My Dog Chewing His Feet. You now know its likely multiple reasons. Yeast and bacteria infections are the symptom from most commonly an underlying skin issue.

You may have started reading this post hoping I was going to give you a simple hack like apple cider vinegar spray followed by coconut oil.

Well If I thought that was actually going to work I would have written a post about it. Enough said really.

I hope this post has inspired you to go looking for the cause of your dogs itchy feet through your vet or better a Veterinary dermatologist.

As always thanks for reading and good-luck finding the cause xx

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Our Mission is to give all rescued animals a chance to find their forever home, no matter their medical condition. Whether it is a senior, a pregnant mother, a heartworm positive dog, or an animal who needs immediate surgery, BFPA does not turn away or euthanize an animal due to the expense involved in returning them to good health.

All of our rescued animals are evaluated for temperament, examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered (when age-appropriate). They also receive monthly flea/tick preventative while in our care. Dogs receive monthly heartworm preventative as well.

Equally important, we provide all rescued animals with the loving care of a foster home until we find them their forever home, however long it takes. We thoroughly screen potential adopters in an attempt to ensure a good fit for them and the animal involved so that we minimize mismatches which can result in further trauma for the animal as well as the adopting family.

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Cat Vs Dog? How To Decide Which One Is Right For You

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Cat vs Dog, Dog vs Cat, it is a big question, and luckily one that can be answered easily.

There are a lot of differences between cats and dogs. Which makes deciding which is better for you more straight forward than you might think.

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Cat Vs Dog – How To Decide 1:

Are you looking for a best friend or more a quiet flatmate?
Dogs are more like mans best friend where a cat will come and go as they please.

So just ask yourself, what is it you are wanting from the relationship when deciding cat vs dog?

Some prefer the idea of the quiet cuddly comfort of a cat. Others are looking for someone to take on life with, a companion to go for a run with, or walk the tracks.

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Cat vs Dog – How To Decide #2

Do you have a busy social life? are you out in the evenings wining and dining with friends? Then a cat is the better choice for you, cats are good at being alone for long periods of time when compared with dogs.

As long as a cat has a cat door to get outside, food, and water. You can leave them for a guilt-free evening, knowing they have everything they need.

Leaving a dog at home for long periods of time isn’t a good option, dogs love the company.
A life of being left home alone is not a life you want to sign a dog up for.

So if you prefer to hibernate at home whenever you’re given the chance.
Then no issues with having a dog or cat. Both will be more than happy to join you.

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Cat Vs Dog – How to Decide #3

Do you like to exercise? are you a runner or a walker? If so then a dog is for you!

A constant companion for your adventures and one that will be just as enthusiastic about it.

If you enjoy getting out and about on tracks and beaches then you can’t go wrong with an energetic furry companion by your side.

Rather the company of a good book than the great outdoors? Then a cat to snuggle on your lap paints the perfect picture.
Although dogs are also happy to cuddle, they need to exercise, so if your not one for daily walks, consider a cat instead = )

Cat vs Dog – How To Decide #4

Can you handle a little bit of mess? Now arguably both cats and dogs are capable of creating a ruckus.

But I believe the overall winner has to be a dog. Between shedding hair, toileting, chewing, and bringing in the dirt they outnumber cats. On the mess front anyway.

However, cats are not mess-free and can cause mischief as well. If you’re not the best with the mess, but want a companion then a cat might be the better choice for you.

Mess doesn’t worry you then a dog is still on the cards. Dogs create a lot of entertainment through their mess making.

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Cat vs Dog – How To Decide #5

Still struggling to decide??

Well, consider this, are you a person that likes to host? or do you prefer you’re own company?
If you love having guests around all the time. Then a cat would be better for you.

Generally dogs like attention and when guests arrive it can cause a lot of excitement.

If you don’t like the idea of your guests being slobbered over or a dog causing a commotion every time the doorbell rings.
Then I would say a cat is winning this cat vs dog discussion.

If your a person who has doggie lovers for friends or the thought of hosting numerous dinner party events makes you nausea’s. Well there is no reason to worry about getting a dog.

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To Sum This up…

Deciding is easy you just have to ask yourself the right questions! I hope this post has helped you come to a decision.

If you found that you’re suitable for both a cat and dog in your life. Why not just get both? The more the merrier I say.

Always consider adopting a dog or cat, there are so many fur babies that need homes.

Also consider buying your pet supplies from Entirely pets as they donate a percentage of every purchase to a Best friend Pet Adoption Program, A great cause to help pets find homes.

As always thanks for reading.

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What is better a cat or a dog?

That all depends on personal preference. Its an ongoing debate between cat and dog lovers globally.
Personally I am team dog!

Why you should get a cat instead of a dog?

Depending on your lifestyle and accommodation one may be better suited than the other. Cats are believed to be more affordable but dogs are preferred as better company.

Who is smarter cats or dogs?

It is believed by recent studies that dogs are indeed smarter, studies have shown they have more brain neurons when compared with cats.

Hip dysplasia In Dogs 5 Common Signs And 4 Tips To Help Them.

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Hip Dysplasia in dogs

Hip dysplasia in dogs what is it?

Hip dysplasia is where either the greater trochanter of the femur bone or the pelvis acetabulum is miss-shapen or deformed.
This results in a deformed hip joint.

Meaning in none medical terminology, the hip joint doesn’t fit/function properly. There is either not enough room for normal joint ROM ( Range Of Motion/ Movement) resulting in restricted hip movements.

Or the joint has excessive ROM (too much movement) due to the hip not being supported by the pelvis. Resulting in joint instability.

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Signs Of Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

So how will you know if your dog or puppy has hip dysplasia?
Well here are 5 common signs dogs with hip dysplasia show or do.

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs #1

Hip Sway

Does your dog walk like their heading down a catwalk?
A common sign of hip dysplasia in dogs is a hip sway.

Instead of the classic smooth up and down motion of their hind end, they sway their hips, side to side, like their about to hit the dance floor.

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs #2

Bunny Hopping

Bunny hopping’ This is when a dog tries to run or speed up, instead of moving like a horse into a graceful trot, canter, and then gallop.
Instead, They look like a bunny rabbit hopping through a field.

Both hind legs hopping together as their hips struggle with normal ROM or instability..

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs #3

Side sitting

Do they side sit? Normally a dog should sit with both knees tucked to their sides. Like those Egyptian statues of cats and dogs.

However, if they are sitting on their bum with their legs to one side, this can be a sign of hip discomfort.

It should also be noted that side sitting can be a sign of Knee issues. For example, cruciate ligament, patella, and arthritis can also cause a side sit position.

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs #4

Laying froggy style

Imagine a frog laying flat on its tummy. Its legs would be flat to the ground in an “m” shape.

If your dog is laying this way frequently then it can be a sign of excess ROM in the hip joint. Many dogs with Hip Dysplasia Like to lay this way.

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs #5

They Are Reluctant To Jump In The Car Or Go Uphill.

Jumping and climbing uphill requires hip extension which is something hip dysplasia dogs struggle with.

So if your dog is reluctant to do these normal activities, book and appointment with your vet to have their hips checked.

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What Can I Do To Help My Hip Dysplasia Dog?

Taking your dog to the vet for a proper diagnosis is obvious, if you are seeing the signs listed above Don’t hesitate to see your vet if you have concerns.

Your Vet can prescribe the necessary pain and management medications.
Do not use anything as a replacement for veterinary advice.

Often what isn’t obvious is what you can do to manage them at home long term? both post-diagnosis and if young and eligible post-surgery.

I have worked as a small animal physio for 4-5 years.

Hip Dysplasia patients were common in our practice so I am here to give you some tips.

Tip #1 Swimming – Swim, Swim, Swim, And Then Swim Them Some More.

Swimming is amazing, not only is it great exercise but it is also the better way to give a dysplasia or an arthritic dog a workout.

There are often many options, from heated hydrotherapy pools to underwater treadmills available for dogs. Even swimming them in your local river is better than not swimming them at all.

Swimming takes all the weight and pressure of the joint. Allowing muscle to build and help support a weak or compromised joint. All the while not causing inflammation and pain like other land based activities.

However, Avoid uneven surfaces like sand, gravel and stones. Uneven ground is not a friend for an unstable joint. This is why a registered swimming facility is better than the beach or river.

Especially for larger breed dogs, that are not easily carried to the waters edge.

Tip #2 Get Them On A Good Diet

Don’t muck around. Dysplasia is a joint disease and often leads to OA Osteo Arthritis. There is no need for joint supplements, or fish oil, and glucosamine.

Veterinary based, science made diets have it all in their specific joint diets.

These dogs need good nutrition to feed the right nutrients. Diet can play a huge role in how long a dysplasia suffering dog can remain mobile.

Talk to you vet like yesterday! about what diet can help them the most. Be wary of home remedy diets and raw feeding. Veterinary recommended diets are science-based.

Your vet recommends them for a reason and no its not for money!

Tip #3 Heat And Cold

Keep them warm especially in the winter. Doggie electric blankets, wheat bags, and sleeping inside the house rather than outside.

Keeping the cold away in the cooler months makes a big difference to a Dysplasia and/or arthritic dog.

Cold – Now I’m talking Ice packs, you can use these when you know they have overdone it.

For example, you’re out for your daily walk and bang! an excited puppy comes running up to your dysplasia / Arthritic dog. Your dog loses their mind for a minute and acts as though nothing has ever happened to their joints.

You know there will be repercussions to their mad 5 mins. ICE! get in there before the inflammation does. Ice pack them like you just sprained your ankle.

30 mins on 30 mins off for 1-3 days depending on the severity of the flare. then back to keeping them warm and heated.

Tip #4 – Keep Their Core/Abs Strong.

Yep – just like humans a strong 6 pack helps everyone.

A strong core will help your dog move, balance, and compensate for their sore joint/s.

How is it done? well its easy! Tummy tickles!!!

Literally, while your dog is standing in front of you give their tummy just that, a little tickle. Now Watch as their back arches up and they do the doggie version of an ab crunch!

You can not over do tummy tickles, 100+ a day is good work! A strong core is a great asset for both humans and dogs.

In Conclusion…

Hip dysplasia in dogs is when the hip joint doesn’t fit/function properly.

Signs your dog has Hip dysplasia:

Hip Sway

Bunny Hopping

Side sitting

Laying froggy style

They Are Reluctant To Jump In The Car Or Go Uphill.

Tips To Help Manage Them

Always take them to your vet first for appropriate diagnosis and medication.

#1 Swim them!

#2 Get Them On A Good Diet

#3 Use Heat And Cold packs

#4 Keep Their Core Strong

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