Dog Won’t Drink Water – It’s a Hot Day!

Hot Day?  Can’t get your dog to drink water?  I’m no vet, I’m a dog lover and my dog LOVES his water.  No joke.  I honestly thought every pooch loved guzzling back a good half litre of water after long walks…

NOT TRUE!  Just this morning, as I stopped to say hello to a fellow dog owner and her dog, she informed me that her dog barely drinks water, it’s more of a chore rather than a pleasure.

My suggestion was to add a small sip of green tea to her dog’s water dish, when they returned home from their leisurely Sunday stroll.

Now, again, I’m no vet, all I know is my dog ~ Van Gogh, LOVES his water.  He’s going on 12 years this summer and he still plays like a puppy (most of the time). He’s always loved his water, and frowns at me if the dish is running low or needs refreshing.  He’s enjoyed sips of green tea since he was around 2-3 months of age.  I don’t give it to him everyday, not even necessarily every week.  Whenever I make green tea for myself (or friends), I’ll add a splash to Gozer’s water dish, too… he’s part of the family, after all.  What happens next?  He stands at his dish and sips like there’s no tomorrow..

So, if you’re having troubles getting your pooch to drink water, try adding some green tea to their bowl.  You never know, they might get excited for their morning drink, before the walk.  Wouldn’t that be amazing?

Warning : I am not a veterinarian, I do not hold a PHD.  This is a suggestion based on personal experiences.  Please know, you are making this decision at your own risk and there are no guarantees your dog will improve by trying this experiment.

Feel free to share this post or comment on your own experiences.

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Stop Living in Heart Palpitation Mode

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We must remember to breathe, in all that we do.  For what is a life if we are living in heart palpitation mode?

Life is meant to be appreciated, enjoyed, lived – and the most important element is to breathe.  Literally.  Living and breathing go hand in hand.

There is no breath without life, there is no life without breath…

Become an expert on breathing in healthy ways, like the Yogis and Buddhists do.

Take a deep breath in through your nose, hold it for as long as you can, then slowly exhale through your mouth while looking at the majestic photo that’s been added for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy your day!

The Definition of Wellness

The definition of “Wellness” can be defined as:

Source – Wikipedia:

Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body, and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.

Source – Vocabulary.com:

Wellness is the opposite of illness. When you’re healthy and not suffering from any diseases, you’re enjoying a state of wellness.

Source – Dictionary.com:

the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
2.

an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
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