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Testing Ollie’s Fresh Food Meal Plan to Help My Dog Lose Weight
Allow me to introduce you to the star of my life – California, affectionately known as Cali, Cali Mama, Cali Booty, etc. She's more than just a dog; she's a bundle of joy, my goofy best friend, and the heart and soul of our home. As an American Bully, she's not only big in personality but also in size. But life took a turn when her health started raising concerns.
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The Best Dog Food Brand For Dogs Who Get Bored Of Their Food
Hey there, fellow pups and pet parents! It's Winston here, and if you've been following my Instagram escapades, you already know that burgers are my all-time favorite food. But let's be honest, a pup can't live on burgers alone, and that's where Ollie swoops in to save the day. For five delightful years since I became part of this family, my mom’s made Ollie my go-to choice – a scrumptious and wholesome option that keeps me wagging for more.
When Love Crossed The Rainbow Bridge
July 10, 2023, I had woken up around 4:00am to the sound of my dog, Buddy, panting in the darkness. He wasn’t looking good when we went to sleep a few hours prior. I had leaned in close, whispered I love you in his ear, as I had done countless times, and tried to get some sleep. Part of me believed, or at least wanted to believe, that would be better in the morning. Deep down, I knew he was slipping away. I selfishly wanted one more night with him cuddled up beside me. A decision I deeply regretted, as the realization that he was in pain cut through me like a dagger. I had been there for him through so many challenges in his life. I knew it was time to help him pass through his last hurdle. It was time to let him go. This is a decision that every pet owner inevitably faces, one that I would have given anything to avoid. There was no avoiding this. I knew if I didn’t get him to the hospital soon, he would continue to spiral downward in front of me. I loved him too much to allow that to happen.
From Tormented to Rescued to Princess
Hello world, I see you were introduced to my big grumpy brother yesterday and today my Mum said I could have my turn to tell my story.
4th of July 'ruff' on the dog
As the end of June approaches, a lot of pet owners have a looming concern. It’s almost July and that means one thing, Independence Day celebrations. Whether you're chilling in the pool or camped out in the shade, everybody does something to relax on the 4th of July. The celebrations include grilled hot dogs with all the fixins, Grandma’s notorious potato salad, baked beans. An endless buffet. Time to feast and enjoy some time with friends and family. It's all fun and games until the sun sets – and the fireworks begin. And your dog has a panic attack.
Attack of Shadows
I've always had a natural curiosity about paranormal things, but also have been a skeptic when it comes to boogeymen and such. At 3am on March 20th, 2023, that skepticism departed for good. A series of random events in my dog situation stacked the odds in my favor before I found myself in my room, in the middle of the night, wide awake... with a shadow person.
The Life Of Ginger
Ginger was a Minpin… but almost nobody knew she was a Minpin just by looking at her. She was all tan (ginger-colored hair) which happens with Minpins but seems to be seldom that it happens. She had her tail snipped a bit too short and she had big ears, people often commented how she looked like a little deer. They’d ask if she was a chihuahua, some type of terrier, some type of mix. Nope, Ginger is a Minpin.
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Healthy And Hassle-Free Dog Food For Picky Eaters
Hi doggos and doggo owners alike! I’m Stripe, a Chinese crested mix who resembles the Gremlins character so much I was named after him. I am a pandemic puppy, and I turned three years old on Valentine’s Day! (Boy, time flies when you’re having fun…and eating well!)
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Furry Heroes: When Dogs and Firefighters Unite Against the Flames
Introduction In the face of raging wildfires that threaten both lives and nature, there are wonderful heroes who stand at the front lines, battling the infernos to protect us all. Among these heroes are a special breed – the courageous firefighters – and beside them, their four-legged companions. This article explores the awe-inspiring stories of dogs who became an integral part of firefighting teams, proving that even in the midst of chaos and danger, the bond between humans and animals can yield remarkable results.
"Heartwarming Reunions: Rescued Pets Reconnect with Their Saviors"
Introduction In the world of pet rescue, there exists a remarkable phenomenon that warms the hearts of animal lovers and reaffirms the extraordinary bond between humans and their four-legged companions. It's the story of rescued pets finding their way back to the very heroes who saved them. These heartwarming reunions are not only inspirational but also a testament to the enduring connections we share with our furry friends.
How to Turn an RV into a Day Spa for Your Dog
We love to travel. By we, I mean Mom, Dad, my little brother Francisco, and myself. When the folks start loading the RV, we climb in. Actually, Cisco jumps into the driver's seat and doesn't leave because he is afraid he will get left. I just glue myself beside Mom to make sure she doesn't forget me when it is time to go.
12 Ways To Make Your Dog Smarter & Happier
#1 Permit your canine chance to pause and smell. Your canine "sees" the world to a great extent through his olfactory faculties. The piece of the canine's cerebrum liable for handling fragrance is roughly 40% bigger than a human's is. Besides, they have up to 300 million aroma receptors, contrasted with our nearly miserable 6,000,000. Strolls aren't just about actual activity, they're about mental feeling as well.
Jim's woods Rats Ever since I was little, I've had pets. When I was six years old, my older brother had a pet guinea pig, he called 'Ogilvie'. A chubby orange, black and brown thing. Jealous, I asked if I could keep a pet too. I was granted permission, of the sort and allowed to select a couple goldfish. Of course as is my nature I picked out a couple of those big googly eyed goldfish. You know the kind that come bloated with tiny fins and big bulging eyes? I like things that are a little different from normal. So I gave them names, sure I did. Kids that age even name their stuffed animals. One I called Frankenstein, the other one Igor.
“The Pill” is a revolutionary medicine that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world. The right combination of progesterone and estrogen not only works as an effective birth control, but can also be used to treat acne, menstrual cramps, migraines, and symptoms of endometriosis. However, like any medication, oral contraceptives have risks and side effects that vary from person to person – and depression appears to be one of them. A recent observational study, based on 264,557 people from the UK Biobank, found further evidence that combined oral contraceptives are associated with “an increased risk of depression soon after initiation”. The study was conducted by scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden, the University of Melbourne in Australia and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Although it does not prove causation, the results are still worth examining in more detail. Compared with participants who had never taken combined oral contraceptives in their lives, researchers found that those who started taking birth control pills had an 80% increased risk of being diagnosed with depression within two years. first year. Among all the age groups represented in the cohort, adolescent patients appear to be most susceptible. During the first two years of using birth control pills, people under 20 years old face a 95% increased risk of depression. The results are significant, but they should not deter people from taking birth control pills. These medicines help many people and are very effective in their work. That said, it is important for doctors and patients to be aware of the serious side effects that can occur during the first few years. If the risk of depression exists, it appears to decrease over time. In the Biobank study, the lifetime risk of depression in people taking birth control pills was only 5% higher than in the control group. "[Psychiatrists] should consider discussing this potential risk with their patients and monitor them closely," drug researcher Therese Johansson d' Uppsala told Psychiatric News' Terri D'Arrigo. Monitor any changes in mood or mental health while using contraceptives. “This study highlights the need for continued research and dialogue in this area, with the ultimate goal of providing better care and support for women in managing their reproductive health while maintaining their mental health. » Negative mood and depression are two of the most common side effects reported by people using hormonal contraceptives. However, historically, according to Johansson and colleagues, the link between birth control pills and mood disorders has remained "unsatisfactory." While it is true that several large observational studies in Denmark and Sweden have also found an association between hormonal contraception and the risk of depression in adolescents, randomized clinical trials has not yet shown a clear cause-and-effect relationship. Part of the problem may be that patients with mood disorders withdraw from these studies more often. To shed more light on this topic, an international team of researchers, led by Johansson and colleagues from Uppsala, analyzed mental health data from a subgroup of 82,232 women from the Kingdom Biobank. Older brother. In this additional analysis, the authors found that people who had used birth control pills had twice the risk of depression in the first two years after starting treatment compared with people who had never used them. By comparison, adolescents face a 130% higher risk of depressive symptoms in their first two years. The authors note that in adulthood, women go through significant hormonal changes, which may partly explain why birth control pills don't seem to have much of an impact on them. However, other researchers argued that this stronger effect in younger women could be explained by “a higher proportion of first-time users rather than a younger age.” More research is needed to understand whether hormonal contraception affects a person's mood and how its effects may change before and after puberty. “Because we only studied combination birth control pills in this study, we cannot draw conclusions about other types of contraceptive rings or implants,” Johansson said. She and her colleagues look forward to providing more information about other forms of contraception in the future, so patients can make informed decisions about their contraceptive options. This study was published in the journal Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.
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