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NOTE: The "Sporn Halter" I'm always talking about....(Link)

NOTE: Do not give PORK bones. Please.

NOTE: Your dog WILL NOT STARVE when you feed dry dog food offered dry.

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Exactly How To Feed a Dog:

The secret to HEALTHY WEIGHT is NOT putting anything at all in or with the food, which should be a quality DRY pellet. Yes, they will eat CONSIDERABLY less food.... In fact, since dry food is "just okay" they'll only what they NEED. Not what they want. And their weight will be lower.

Feed only 1/4 cup per 15 pounds, dry food nothing not even water on it, twice a day.
-Dry dog food
-Nothing on it
-Nothing in it
-Not even water.
-Egg? On the side.
-Pinch of canned? On the side.
Treats: Broccoli or just the dry dog food and act like it's special.

Dry food keeps dogs eating what they NEED, and not what they WANT.
The worst dog food: "Your dog will LOVE it!"
The best dog food: " Your dog will eat some of it!"
Dogs can go 45 days without eating ANYTHING. So don't let them Hungerstrike you into mixing Twinkies and Syrup (hahaha) into their food to "get them to eat" when they're already top-end-weight.

Many dogs simply STOP eating when you stop putting a little wet food on the dry food, or stop adding water to the dry food. Because suddenly they don't WANT the food, they intend only to eat it as NEEDED.

Of course, they'll still act starving when you're eating regular people food

Dry food
Veggies make good treats.

The vegetables for the dog are:
Asian Stirfry mix
Mediterranean Mix
Italian Mix
Normandy Mix
All of the above LACK: Potato, peas, limas, beans and other 'carby' vegetables.

They can be steamed, served at room temperature or even given piece by piece, frozen as a treat.

I don't recommend adding the vegetables to the dry food. Because they might cause the dog to eat more dry food than they NEED.

My son puts broccoli florets into a ziploc with a bunch of salt and shakes 'em up like "Shake n Bake" and then freezes them, and they represent chewy, cold treats for his dogs, and they're LOW CALORIES and no carbs.

This is one of the foods I like the best for my own dog Ajax.
It combines a good price, home-delivery, a healthy formulation with moderate taste and calories and delivers a good clean poop. Careful though: The bags look similar even though pellet size and age-to-feed differs. You could end up with a bag of large bites for your Yorkie.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Turkey and Brown Rice.

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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