Why dogs bark
Alert/warning barks are the type of barks some owners encourage. They want their dog to alert them to the presence of a danger or suspicious stranger. Warning barks tend to become more rapid as the intruder approaches. Aggressive barks are low in pitch and may be combined with growls. We need to be able to distinguish warning barks from barks due to fear.
Attention-seeking barks are most often used by puppies to get you to focus your attention on them. They can become very insistent and hard to ignore, but ignore them we must.
Play/excitement barks are often short and sharp. These barks are common if the dog gets too excited with the game. Often a time-out is in order.
Self-identification barking is what you may be hearing when your dog seems to be answering other dogs he hears barking in the neighborhood. It is his way of saying, “I am over here.”
The biggest risk of the consumption of corn in dogs is the allergy risks that it poses. It is so common for dogs to have chronic allergies without their owners ever knowing. It can cause heavy amounts of itching, eye swelling, as well as hyperactivity. In severe cases, it can even cause death to those that are heavily allergic. Because such a high percentage of dogs that eat corn develop negative symptoms from it, it is apparent that it is probably something that isn’t good for them.
Corn is a very prominent filler when it comes to dog foods. Next time you are strolling through the isles at your local discount store, take a look at the ingredients of the dog foods they carry. Most have corn as their first and most abundant ingredient! It is very nutritionally lacking and doesn’t offer much in the way of hunger satisfaction. Imagine eating a plate full of corn for dinner. You would probably feel hungry again pretty soon. It just isn’t a viable option for dog food. Also, because your dog doesn’t get full, he will require more of this type of food, causing him to create a much bigger mess in the back yard. In the long run, food with little to no corn in it will benefit both you and your dog.
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