Cayenne pepper, white vinegar, ammonia and citrus all emit strong odors that dogs dislike, making them good dog repellents. For outdoor use, sonic devices and motion-activated sprinklers can scare away wandering dogs.
Ammonia and vinegar kill plants, so they should never be used on them. However, they can be sprayed on the perimeter of some properties to help deter dogs. Cayenne pepper or orange rinds can be sprinkled on a lawn. There are also commercial products that use these ingredients to repel dogs. Sonic pest control devices, which emit a high-pitched noise that humans cannot hear but animals find irritating, can be useful for discouraging dogs from lingering. Motion-activated sprinklers work well for some dogs, but other dogs enjoy sprinklers and may want to stick around to play.Learn More
The exact ingredient list of canned dog food varies dramatically by brand and diet, but in general, wet food consists of meat chunks and gravy. Pet food manufacturers usually use offal, which is the head, feet, liver, kidneys, intestine and stomach, sometimes mixed with vegetable protein for shape. Although undesirable by human standards, offal is still high in protein. Gels and thickeners form a gravy that adds texture and consistency.Full Answer >
Apples are a healthy and enjoyable treat for dogs. Loaded with calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K and soluble fibre, apples can be sliced and frozen, inserted into a toy or grated over dinner. However, dogs should not ingest apple seeds or stems, as these contain cyanogenic glycosides, which cause stomach problems and some serious health problems if consumed in large amounts. Dehydrated apples can upset the stomach.Full Answer >
A cross between a Welsh Corgi and a German Shepherd is called a "Corman Shepherd." According to DogBreedsPlus.com, dogs of this type are desired because they "may have the best traits of their parent dogs," including the German Shepherd's pace and coat and the Corgi's short stature.Full Answer >
A Yorkie pin is expected to weigh around 7 pounds at maturity. A cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a miniature pinscher is called a Yorkie pin. They look somewhat like a tall Yorkshire terrier with a pointy miniature pinscher nose.Full Answer >