Is a “Bad Heart” Dog Easy to fix?

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Why is a "bad heart dog", also called a "broken" heart,  horrible? Let me set the record straight: I am not going to be talking about a dog born with a defective heart.



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Sad or serious face dog? Not mine!

Reading along I am referring to breaking an innocent animal's heart (once happy).  I believe dogs are born with a joyful heart.  Sadly, it can change when they reach a bad home that kills their joy, removes their spirit and changes their personality. It's living conditions "gives" them a broken heart or bad one.

For some lucky pooches like mine, she is super happy even through rejected from her former home (before I adopted this princess angel). Now for you, wouldn't a bad environment, unhealthy living, sour relationships  and sorrowful days and nights break your heart? Gosh!

The pet can't control where he came from, but you can control what you do to sweeten his life. Right? I'm living proof it works after adopting for over 40 years. Let this encourage you to be a great owner. Every creature deserves a day over-filled with "joy."

"A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his." John Grogan

What drives a human to be mean to a dog?

Imagine how sad it is that innocent great pets can come from a good home, go into a bad home or come from a bad home, and try to fit into an adopted home. Do you think they can get a broken heart from rejection? Have you ever taken your "darling" to a psychiatrist helping analyze the problem from previous owners?  Today we have behavior therapist for them.  I don't think these animals understand why anyone would be mean to them.  I can't  understand it myself.  What makes people behave this way?  Suppressed anger? Or, could it be because of their own personal frustrations?

Repressed anger can come out like a roaring lion.  Many times it comes without warning.  Words can sting and sometimes the animal is the one who gets the grunt of their emotional anger issues. Hopefully folks will recognize to seek help without hurting a human or four-legged creature. 

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant

Dogs are our link to paradise

Milan Kundera said:

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace."

Three steps to win the heart of a dog are:

1. Speak. Dogs are born smart.  They are sensitive to voice tones.  So if you scream they get frightened.   A tender, soft voice is welcomed while a rough one is harsh to their ears. Do you want to instill fear into a dog? Would you want someone to do that to you? They deserve your. 

Reflection: What sounds better to your "pure" ears: a soft or harsh voice?

2. Food and Water.  Fresh is best for food choices.  Buy excellent quality not just purchase based on the dollar tag.  You may consider natural dog gardening growing ideas.  For example, here in Colorado carrots has two growing seasons.  For the last season, usually started in July you can keep that in grown through the winter months even with a freeze.  They are usually grown deep below the grown.  For beets you can consider doing that as well with the two seasons.  Beets come in different colors.  Ever see a yellow one, orange or red one?  Each have different flavors. 

Change the water a few times a day.  Even when it comes to water consider filtered or one better than your choline free water.  Both are harmful to your health, but study before believing what you read or hear. Do your own homework first–then decide.   

Reflection: What kind of foods and drinks go into your body? How do you feel afterward? Gas or bloated? How do you think the pet feels eating or drinking wrongly. 

3.  Exercise. Just like you may love to take a walk, run or throw a ball around, your dog loves to engage in that too. Now if you talking about an older dog they may be a modified exercise program daily but still they love your company.

Reflection: Do you like to exercise daily? What kind of exercise could you and your best friend, the dog, do together?

For the dog with challenges

There may be some natural dog herbal remedies you can look for. I don't have any specific recommendations but I would check in books, online or at your library for some suggestions.  I plan to market some from my site here including essential oils for people and pets (not only dogs, but cats and horses).  Your dog will love you more with your soft voice, food and water plus exercise with playtime daily. 


Please start spreading the message that dogs need a home filled with love and not fear.  Why give them a broken heart to live with each day? Would you want to live your life this way daily? I wouldn't.


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james samy February 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

I like this quote “A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.” John Grogan

Open up a new insight with dogs mind reading… thank you Carol

Carol Giambri February 21, 2011 at 1:45 am

James, Dogs are AMAZING. They are like people and should be treated great. If a person is not treated well, then they can make a choice to stay or leave, but for a dog I believe it is our responsibility to be great to them All dogs are GREAT!!

Anonymous March 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

As a card carrying animal lover nothing makes me cringe like seeing an animal being mistreated. They are so precious. Wonderful article Carol. Thanks for being the voice of the amazing creatures!

Carol Rosenberg Giambri March 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Denny, Thanks for your sharing. There is such great joy I get being around dogs and also knowing there are a hand of us raving fans like you who hates seeing animals mistreated. People with anger issues don’t know how to love themselves nor animals. Maybe it’s time for me to start a “movement” on how to love an animal bigger than you love yourself? Working on optin freebie. Hope to have ready next few days. Love being the voice to the amazing creatures. Feel like the “loving” mom to them.

Solvita March 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I like this:
Speak. Dogs are born smart. They are sensitive to voice tones. So if you scream they get frightened. A tender, soft voice is welcomed while a rough one is harsh to their ears. Do you want to instil fear into a dog? Would you want someone to do that to you? They deserve your.

Reflection: What sounds better to your “pure” ears: a soft or harsh voice?
The dogs are human best friends – no wonder they feel all emotions and respond accordingly!

Carol Rosenberg Giambri March 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Thanks Solvita for your comments. Owning adopted dogs for decades I can only write on my own reflections. What I write from my heart I pray helps others. Dogs are really best friends and true to their owner. Just love them massively. Right now my dog is on her daily car ride. She’s amazing and can’t wait for each new day to arrive for that ride — usually to the health foods store.

Donovan Grant March 12, 2011 at 12:40 am

Nice article Carol, I love the message that Dog’s are our link to paradise. Nice one!

Carol Rosenberg Giambri March 12, 2011 at 12:42 am

Thanks Donovan for your kind comments.

Victoria Gazeley March 12, 2011 at 4:53 am

Lovely philosophy…

Carol Rosenberg Giambri March 12, 2011 at 5:06 am

Victoria, Thanks for your kind expression. Amazing today I called our local Human Society, spoke to PR head and told her about my dog site; theirs is being redone in a month. I suggested noticing they don’t blog often perhaps they can link to me. I could drive more subscribers as well. Well, tonight I asked at the healthy group I lead if anyone had connect to this org. Turns out 2 peep knew a person who was coming tonight for another event after ours. I had the website person working at Society and a GR8 connect. It was HER I spoke to earlier, and she is the one doing the website. She will connect me further. Wow. I feel like I hit gold for the dogs. So “ask” and “believe” to receive. I appreciate you tons!

Susan McKenzie March 12, 2011 at 5:50 am

“Dogs are our link to paradise….” – very true, Carol! You are inspiring… I feel so very grateful for my border collie, Matty…. she really is just as you say! Thanks for another great article, Carol!

Angela Brooks March 12, 2011 at 6:02 am

I have had a dog all my life. I just lost my walking buddy “Max” 4 weeks ago – and he was the best walking partner. He was always ready – smiled and danced as we walked now matter what the temper was. There I made sure he was taken care with the freshest water – good food and herbal glucosamine for his bad hip. Good article… Dogs are Gods gifts because DOG is GOD spelled backwards.

Anonymous March 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Unless she’s with a new owner working to turn her around, and not quite there yet … look at the “heart” of a dog and you’ll see the “heart” of her owner.

Carol Rosenberg Giambri March 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Sharon, so beautifully said. Thank you!

Carol Rosenberg Giambri March 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Angela, I was saddened reading when Max left home and sad he has not found his way home. I’m sure there was not a better place for him then yours. Gosh, hope his bad hip will be taken care of by someone else. Yup Dogs are God’s gifts for sure. You are an amazing owner and when and care for massively.

Carol Rosenberg Giambri March 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Susan, Love border collies. So precious and always look so clean. Thanks for compliment to my posts as inspiring and great. Much appreciated and hopefully they will help others feel that much love as you and I share plus the many others here I call “dog lovers.” Even if they don’t presently own one they can still feel our love here without any maintenance. But, owning is priceless to me. Circumstances don’t allow all to have one. I understand.

Scarlett March 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Great post Carol!! We are cat people but I find this information also applies to them! Thank you for your care and love of animals!

Anonymous March 13, 2011 at 5:07 am

As I read, I felt much of this could apply to people too!

Carol Giambri March 13, 2011 at 5:09 am

Scarlett, thanks for sharing and the compliment. All of HIS animals are awesome. I never owned a cat, nor exposed to any, but when we were robbed decades back I thought a dog’s bark would be a deterrent. So it’s been dogs every since. I grew up in NY so crime was “common.”

Carol Giambri March 13, 2011 at 5:10 am

Alissa, thanks for your sharing. I agree–this could apply to people.

Pat March 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Your love for animals sure shines through. It is so true when you mention the quote about sitting with a dog by your side looking at a view can be one of the most relaxing things in the world. Good pets bring lots of blessings.

Carol Rosenberg Giambri March 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Pat, Love your comments. I love dogs and can feel your heart: “Good pets bring lots of blessings!” You are totally right. Together we can make a big impact in this world for the voice of the dogs! Thanks for sharing.

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