What’s For Dessert?
It begins from the day you bring them home. Chewing and mouthing everything the pup challenges you to keep them away from your household and personal items. After all, they all contain your scent and what do they love more than you? Nothing!
Many people are frantic to find something that occupies their young Weimaraner and at the same times satisfies their need to chew. Flavored Chews are popular. While we never use rawhide, a lot of folks swear by it. You might ask why would use the all Natural USA Pig Ears for a young Weimaraner but refuse to incorporate the rawhide. Both are made of the outer hide so to speak; however, the pig ears are digestible. They are primarily fat. In our experience, the Weimaraner often has a tender gut. Bits of rawhide can cause irritation leading to diarrhea or even a bloody stool. Worse yet, these can lead to an intestinal blockage.
- THE BARk —The Dangers of Rawhide Dog Chew Toys
- Web Md — http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/rawhide-good-or-bad-for-your-dog#1
- Natural Pawz — https://naturalpawz.com/blog/the-most-dangerous-pet-chew-ever-rawhide
- Dog Food Advisor Recall Notification <== Important Recall Notice!
If you opt to use the rawhide for your voracious chewer, there are things you ought to do.
Monitor them when they are chewing to make sure they are not tearing big chunks off and ingesting them.
- Make sure you get the product of USA–this doesn’t guarantee they are chemical free. If fact, there is no such thing when it comes to rawhide.
- If you have children and your dog is guarding their food and bones, only allow them to have them in their crate. You need to work on getting them to allow you to pick up their food, etc., however, never take a chance with your children.
- Be alert! If they are vomiting or lethargic put the rawhide aside and keep a vigilant watch. Go to your Veterinary office if this doesn’t pass quickly.
- Rawhides are not the only concern — socks, trash finds, shoes, stuffed toys, and the list goes on and on.
Weimar Parents Know
Extracting a bit of fabric from their bum is not our idea of a good time. Nonetheless, you cannot have the Weimaraner dragging that disgusting bit around the house. (Ewe) Shoes are expensive–they like designer leather, but a good tennis shoe works as well. These carry your scent which is a huge plus if they miss you, but they also can carry the Parvovirus and other bacteria, etc. that can be ingested. The trashcan is choice shopping. A paper that smells so chicken–yum. My personal favorite was a discarded artificial Christmas Tree limb. Fortunately for Turbo Mama was in tune with him and caught the issue in time. It required surgical removal. Other extractions included bits of a rope bone, rocks and part of a Kong toy. Even those heavy duty rubber toys eventually crack–toss them when they start to wear. As you see, we are not limiting the concern to the rawhide items; however, they are something we don’t recommend with a clear conscience. Yesterday, we saw a post where golf balls were removed. The list is endless.
Please note that although Waylon escaped his crate and got into things, nothing was destroyed. What a good boy!
Weim Accessory Extraordinaire
What’s in your Weim’s Mouth?
Just wanted to see what my readers look like on her because she always takes them during the day while I am at work! She has to be reading right? I have found them all over the house! Crazy dog, gotta love her.
Kirby G sticks his tongue out. We can fill in the blank or write our own caption. I can think of many apropos to November-December 2016. He might be ready for another Thanksgiving leftover or hoping for some fallout. This tongue extension could be a comment about the general human busyness. Maybe his world is off center. (That is never gonna happen to Kirby G!)
This Story is For Real!
Ginger, Ilsa, and Indi up the Tree
Just when you thought you didn’t have anything new to worry about along comes tree climbing Weims. We suspect they got the idea from the Internet. After all, it is the Information Age. They suggested a trip to Morroco; however, the Oregon Coast provided ample opportunity to practice their skill. Check out the tree-climbing goats. They are an Internet sensation.
Ilsa and Indi
They are a dynamic duo — sisters. One was a rescue that joined the family later, but both are cemented firmly into the Western Oregon family life. They have been featured many times on the OwyheeStar News Blog. You won’t want to check out these cute photos of the girls doing their thing.
Just a few lines abut Fellig’s progress; now it’s coming up to a month of having him around.
Sometimes Words do not Suffice
Sometimes Words Cloud the Issue–today for your enjoyment a few Weim looks.
Well, we are just past the 10-week mark and boy are we having fun! Olli, aka Whippersnapper, is keeping us all busy and entertained. He already knows the sit and drop it commands, and we are working on the come. I should send pictures of our flower pots as Olli is quite the gardener although his pruning skills are questionable…. Still working on house training – but we will get there. We know when he needs a nap is when his energy level goes through the roof! The little devil turns back into the sweetest puppy once he wakes up and gets out of his crate:). Our older dog is still not thrilled but tolerates him better when outside. That will take some time.
It sounds like you are off to a good start. The recall (coming when called) is vital to master. Pruning skills are not a necessity but could come in handy. The resident Weim being happy about the new arrival will take some time. Regardless, it is hard to move over and share some of the limelight.
This Look Requires
- Adequate shut eye time.
- The right sofa, chair, or bed.
- A pillow.
After all, a girl needs what she needs. Right?
Your windows are not meant to be pristine. The Weimaraner loves creating nose art. You might ask how you make nose art? The Weimaraner is a skilled nose artist. A little drool, a snort or two and a press of the nose and they have created a masterpiece without giving it a second thought. This art is one of the many things you would miss if your Weimaraner exited your life. You might not always appreciate it upon discovery. It probably occurs (more often) right after you clean the windows. Nevertheless, if you want a pristine life please don’t get a pet. They mess up our lives and create work. We are their caretakers.
In the above photo, Ava cannot easily reach the window. Nonetheless, she is able to window shop. Emma Blue, in Friday’s Blog, had more accessible windows.
The much-celebrated Weimaraner Puppy
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Even-Keel is a Good Approach
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The Weimaraner Breeder