Thursday, 29 October 2015

Helping Yorkies (and other dogs)

Check out the page of Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Ireland - a Non-profit Organisation helping Yorkies. If you live in Ireland you may consider adopting a Yorkie instead of buying a puppy from a person breeding them. Please check this page, it is regularly updated, I am following them on facebook: YorkshireTerrierRescueIreland and I really think they are doing a good job!

If you live in another country, google search any non-profit organisations helping Yorkies. If you hesitate about this, there are many ways in which you can help animals. If you are unable to adopt, you can ask them what kind of help do they need. Sometimes they need people walking the dogs, helping with administrative stuff like paperwork or with some physical job like cleaning. Often, they also need some dog food, blankets, leashes, dog collars etc. If you are unable to provide any of those, you can also send them simply money.Just ask them about this and they will give you information. I found the page of a Polish non-profit organisation and sent them some dog clothes. You can visit their page by clicking on the link below. Feel free to send them sweaters and jackets for dogs as winters in Poland are really cold and they need clothes for dogs. https://www.facebook.com/fundacjaczlowiekdlazwierzat/?fref=ts

Below pictures of cute little fellas wearing sweaters from Pippi (my Yorkie):

I believe that each person can contribute to helping dogs (an other animals) and make this world a better place to live

Streszczenie postu po Polsku: Istnieje wiele form pomocy zwierzakom - świetną pracę wykonuje YorkshireTerrierRescueIreland w Irlandii. Oni zajmują się adopcją i opieką nad Yorkami. Istnieje oczywiście wiele organizacji Non-Profit także w Polsce. Odwiedzając stronę https://www.facebook.com/fundacjaczlowiekdlazwierzat/?fref=ts

można sprawdzić czego psy pod opieką tej fundacji aktualnie potrzebują. Nie mając możliwości adopcji, można zdecydować się na inną formę pomocy, taką jak przesłanie ubranek, kocyków lub karmy.

Can dogs eat pumpkin??

As it is the Halloween season and pumpkins are everywhere, it is worth mentioning that pumpkin has numerous health benefits also for dogs. The best option is to give your dog a cooked fresh pumpkin or canned natural pumpkin - without added sugar, be careful not to choose pie filling for example! You may pick the organic canned pumpkin for the highest quality.

Pumpkins have numerous health benefits for your dogs, below I list 5 of them. All of them apply also to human health. Enjoy eating pumpkin together with your dog.

1) Digestive Health: Pumpkin is a fabulous source of fiber, it can help dogs (and also cats) with both constipation and diarrhea. Adding a tablespoon or two (in proportion to their size) to their regular meal is known to help keep them regular.

2) Urinary Health: pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and the oils in pumpkins’ flesh and seeds are believed to support urinary health. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron.

3) Weight- loss A fiber-rich diet helps both people and dogs eat less, and thereby shed pounds. Adding vegetables to diet of your dog makes it well-balanced and healthy.

4) Pumpkin keeps eyesight sharp - vitamin A aids vision.

Pumpkins are also rich in carotenoids, the compounds that give the gourd their bright orange color, including beta-carotene, which the body converts into a form of vitamin A for additional peeper protection.

5)Cancer prevention Like their orange comrades the sweet potato, the carrot and the butternut squash (to name a few), pumpkins boast the antioxidant beta-carotene, which may play a role in cancer prevention, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Autumn Yorkie

October! My holiday in Poland, peaceful time off work, spent in Cracow. A beautiful autumn day, sunny and warm - perfect for a long walk with my Yorkie! Pippi really loves autumn. She just hates those leaves sticking to her hair, I bet I would hate them too if I were a Yorkie :-) I haven't found a solution to this problem yet :-) I love such days as they help me to relax, especially after sitting many hours in the office. Below some pics :-)