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The Mighty Feline
Sweat glistens off the fur of the fierce predator, the midday sun beating down, relentless and unforgiving. The heat being more than enough to make most creatures reside in the shade or somewhere hidden from the sun's beams, few things would be motivation enough to make anything venture out into its wrath; but hunger is one of the best motivators.
Pet Parents At The Vet
There are many different types of pet parent and it goes far deeper than dog people verses cat people. As a vet tech, I see them all, and I decided to give you a glimpse of what we see when furry family members get sick or injured. For my purposes, this piece will largely center around dogs. I've come to find throughout my career that dog people tend to be... let's call it slightly more difficult than cat people. We also see them more.
Shelters and Rescues
Watching Sarah McLachlan singing ¨Silent Night¨ with abused, malnourished dogs and cats cowering in the corner of a dirty cage is a commercial that most people recognize. The ASPCA put out these commercials to promote adoption from an animal shelter. Animal shelters are places for animals to go when they don't have a home. They might have been strays, their owners could not keep them, or any number of other reasons. Shelters, breeders, and pet stores are all places where animals are adopted or sold to people. Animal shelters have some glaring disadvantages compared to the other two options. Most people avoid shelters because they think that any animal they get from there would be ‘faulty’ or aggressive. This is a self-fulfilling prophecy. By leaving animals in the shelter and letting them become overcrowded and underfunded, disease and stress spread. Good, adoptable animals have to be put down due to stress-induced aggression, illness, and a lack of space.
How to (Potty) Train Your Doggy
Training a puppy is very hard work but it is worth it in the end. Training your puppy will save you a lot of heartache, and probably a headache, in the future. In order to make sure that your puppy is a good, potty-trained, polite member of society, there are a few steps that you need to take. Hopefully, this guide will help you navigate all the different parts that are involved in potty-training the new member of your family.
”His name’s Killer,” said the man who lived down the street. I blinked at him. My wife’s response was to crouch down and baby-talk the black and tan dachshund: “Aren’t you just a ferocious little beastie, yes you are—oooo yes, you are!”
It Has Been 6 Years, I Still Miss My Dog
It has been six years since Reno died. On his death day, I have an awful day. For the first two years, I did not go to work on that day. Now I go to work, but I am not very productive. I never healed enough to get another dog. I have gotten cats, but no dogs since Reno. He was sixteen years old when he died from prostate cancer.
A Journey of Intention Discovered through Horses
Part 2 Fifty percent of finding a solution is in first defining the problem. Without correctly defining what the problem might be, there is not a chance in Hell it will be solved!
Tucked in the crook of the uniformed arm of the Air Canada commercial pilot, was a tiny bundle. Descending the stairs from the cockpit gingerly he made it apparent that his cargo was precious.. Scanning the sparse crowd in the waiting area of the small town airport shelter he picked out the well dressed couple standing off by themselves. The woman wore a stylish cloche hat over her freshly styled bouffant accompanied by a red tailored coat. Her companion, though not as flashy, was dressed in a comfortable blazer and looked the part of a young professional.
Best Food For Your Lovely Dog
Nowadays, many people keep dogs in their homes and take care of them in the same way as if they are a member of their household or they have said that they are not less than any human. Dogs also love their owner very much and they want to be with their owner all the time. In such a situation, it has also been seen many times that the owners who eat food also feed their dog many times because their love for each other is something like this. If you are lovingly feeding something special to your dog, then it is a good thing, but during this time you should also take many precautions so that it does not have a bad effect on your dog and he remains healthy and you can play with him for a long time. In such a situation, let us know how the humans who feed our dogs can prove to be beneficial for them as well. 1. First of all, ask your veterinarian what type of diet would be right for your dog. Because many dogs are allergic to certain types of food. 2. Raw meat is considered more nutritious than cooked meat. This is simply because raw meat contains more water which will keep the dog hydrated during the summer season. If meat is cooked, there are chances of destroying the proteins and vitamins present in it. 3. Feed only some vegetables like broccoli, carrots, cabbage, greens, and celery, etc. in the home meal. If your dog's stomach gets upset after eating any vegetable, then why not eat that vegetable or any food, remove it from the plate immediately. 4.Consuming peanut butter can also prove to be beneficial for your dog's health as it is rich in protein, vitamin B, and vitamin E which are very essential for dogs. Let us tell you that peanut butter without salt and sugar is better for dogs because an excessive amount of salt can be harmful to the dog, so avoid feeding such peanut butter. 5. You will be surprised to know this, but the consumption of oatmeal is as beneficial for humans as it is beneficial for dogs. Vitamins and minerals are found in large quantities in it, which are considered essential for the development of the dog. Apart from this, dietary fiber is also present in it which can help to some extent in keeping your dog away from obesity and heart diseases. 6. Eggs can be given to dogs either raw or cooked, and both have tremendous health benefits. Raw eggs should be given to dogs along with their shells to provide them with biotin, protein, riboflavin, and selenium present in them. However, when eggs are cooked for canine consumption, remember that they may not contain any kind of spices. Do not add salt or pepper as they can be harmful to your dog. 7.Apples are extremely healthy and tasty food for your dog which is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It can be given to your dog without removing its skin. Just as Apple is beneficial for humans, it is beneficial for dogs. However, remember that apples can be harmful in some cases. Do not give apple seeds to your dog as it contains cyanide which can be fatal for dogs. 8. Yogurt is rich in protein, calcium, and digestive enzymes that improve your dog's digestive process. These enter the dog's body and strengthen its digestive system. However, when choosing yogurt, remember that it contains live active cultures and does not contain fat or any sugary substances or flavors. I hope these foods are beneficial for your dogs.
10 Most Dangerous Houseplants that Dog Owners Must Avoid
Do you have a vegetable garden as well? Many individuals are looking for unusual but lovely plants to decorate their homes. Plants have the ability to transform a drab setting into a vibrant one. Some plants, however, may pose a hazard to the lives of animals, particularly canines. So, if you own a pet, particularly a dog, this is the one for you. We included a variety of plants that, if ingested, could endanger the health or the life of dogs. If at all possible, memorize their names or even their appearance.
Pooch and Pocket-Hole
A woodshop, after all, is like a serial killer’s foxhole from an 80s paperback. The table saw holds a knife to my neck and dares me to slip up and send a finger flying. The noise is terrible and industrial and droning, and the noise can gum up the ears and make them buzz. At night, laying in bed, my ears buzz. Handling the machines for so long, the vibrations become part of the hands, and the hands feel tingly and dead. Like gums at the dentist when they’re shot up in anesthetic.
A Barrel Of Monkeys
Asia The Cutest Primates Francois Langurs are covered by black fur all over their bodies except for white stripes that stretch from the mouth to the eyes. On top of their heads, they have a triangular peak and a white crest that looks like an eyebrow above the eyes.