• Dogs Cushing’s Disease Don’t Misdiagnose These Signs And Symptoms Of Cushing’s Disease In Dogs

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    January 13, 2017 /  Dogs and Cats

    What is dog’s Cushing’s disease? Dogs Cushing’s disease is a common problem that affects senior pets, and is caused by overactive adrenal glands. This condition can easily be confused with premature signs of aging in dogs. Cushing’s disease symptoms include:*

    * weight gain
    * hair loss
    * urinating in the house
    * increased consumption of water
    * increased urination
    * increase in appetite

    Thankfully, this disease is treatable and once treated your dog can live a much longer and healthier life. This condition can be treated at home using homeopathic remedies.

    In dogs, Cushing’s disease can look like the debilitating effects of aging, so some pet owners may mistakenly consider euthanasia in order to let their pets go peacefully. It is very important to understand when your dog is truly just aging or if they are suffering from Cushing’s disease. Your vet can help you determine what your pet is facing.

    In dogs, Cushing’s disease is usually found in pets that are around ten years old. Cushing’s disease is more likely to strike in miniature dogs and in spayed/neutered dogs. Since it can strike just about any dog and there are very few known predispositions for the disease it is sometimes hard to diagnose. Even the physical signs of the disease can be similar to a variety of other health problems.

    Because the symptoms are so much like aging it is important to note the symptoms that are more than common signs of aging. These can be extreme drinking(water) as 80-85% of Cushing’s dogs will drink 2-10 times their normal amount. Another possible sign is a change in the color of your dog’s coat, 85-100% of Cushing’s dogs have a change in the skin or coat. 90-95% of dogs will also take on a pot-bellied appearance. By recognizing these signs you can treat the disease and make your dog live longer and more comfortably. Once you suspect the problem, a simple blood test could prove that your dog is suffering from Cushing’s.

    If Cushing’s disease is left to progress without treatment it can lead

  • Dogs with Jobs – Bed Bug Detection Dogs

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    January 12, 2017 /  Dogs and Cats

    There is a group of working dogs known as detection dogs, and there are many specific types of detection specialties. With the frequency of travel within the United States and to foreign countries, there has been a noticeable increase in concerns over bed bugs. Along with this problem came the need to find ways of detecting bed bugs without the harmful use of widespread pesticides. Since detector dogs can pin-point scents it became increasingly popular to use dogs to detect not only live bed bugs but bed bugs in there developmental stages as well. This way any treatment of the problem could be narrowed to the exact area needing treatment rather than the widespread potentially harmful fumigation and pesticide.

    There is no special breed for bed bug detection. The best criteria is a happy dog who loves to work and hunt. The training is extensive and today these dogs are certified and usually are in the range of 98 percent accurate. Since their sniffing abilities are so keen, they can find hidden infestations and save time and money when it comes to treatment. More and more extermination companies are using this reliable resource to rid their customer’s problems.

    The training of these dogs usually involves hiding vials of bed bugs in various stages of development as well as their fecal matter, and having the dogs pick up the scents, alert their handlers and get rewarded. This is similar to how other types of detection dogs are trained. The dogs become very focused on “the hunt”.

    There has been a growth of new business opportunities in this specialty industry and mostly in North America. The need for this service ranges from residences to large hotels, and is serviced by private dog sniffing companies to partnering with extermination companies. Either way the dog doesn’t care about that – only about when the dog can get to work!

  • Book Reviews The Animal Boogie

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    January 12, 2017 /  Pets and Animal

    A real out and out bestselling interactive children’s book, The Animal Boogie is one of the high profile books created by innovative independent publishers Barefoot Books

    What makes this particular children’s book so hugely admired? Why is the Animal Boogie such first-rate quality?

    Simple; The book is very creative, entertaining as well as absolutely so addictive.

    In any case for a start even at this time, writing this particular review, I can hear me whistling along to the melody.

    Enjoyment meant for the entire group as well as even more!

    The endorsed reading age is age 3 to 7 (As recommended by Barefoot Books themselves). I disagree with that a lot. My daughter was bought this particular excellent book when she was just two. By the point in time she had cracked it, which doesn’t take long, she usually had me, my mother plus my grandmother all boogieing along. So I say zero age limit whatsoever. Unless it is 2-75!

    It ought to carry a safety warning as well for being so effortless to have down pat. On one occasion I found myself in my local tesco’s singing it the whole way around even as I did my shopping. I am positive everybody thought that I had gone completely loopy.

    This is such a magnificent inclusive book for events, nursery groups and childminders since it is so easy to perform.

    If you do put together or assist in a group or are planning a event then The Animal Boogie is ideal. Not only is it so inclusive, but for some budding musicians, you can find also a musical score inside the back. Perhaps even get everybody making musical instruments similar to bead shakers.

    Keep in mind it is all about collaborating and having fun. I promise you’ll have a grin on your features as well as be laughing like a drain when you have done.

    Simply a great, vibrant and enjoyable experience

    Colourful, vivid and lively illustrations are on each and every page of The Animal Boogie. When you peek closely, you will notice that each animal has a

  • A Neat Little Zoo – Phuket’s Crocodile Farm and Tiger World

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    January 9, 2017 /  Zoo and Park

    Phuket, the central city of Phuket Island located on the south side of Thailand, is a hot tourist destination. Due to its wonderful tropical climate, beautiful beaches and attractions, Phuket is a wonderful location to spend a relaxing vacation, basking in the warmth of this lovely island. >

    Of the many attractions in the environs, one that is not widely known yet has an element of excitement in it is the Crocodile Farm and Tiger World. Located off the centre of Phuket Town, this miniature zoo is a great place to see many different animals including a few animal shows.

    Although there has been some speculation as to why the Crocodile and Tiger World has not gained greater popularity, it still lives up to its name by having many crocodiles and tigers. In the many pits at this zoo one can see many crocodiles basking in the sun, flashing their razor sharp teeth. One of the highlights of the zoo is the crocodile feeding time, where the pits are instantaneously transformed into a feeding frenzy as the crocodiles rush and gobble up the fish that are tossed into the pit. There is also a Crocodile Show which is displayed at the Crocodile Farm and Tiger World. Of course it would be incorrect to call this zoo the Crocodile Farm and Tiger World if there were no tigers, therefore one can also see a few majestic tigers as well, and one may even be afforded the opportunity of touching the younger tigers at the zoo. There are also many primates in the zoo such as a few playful monkeys and a couple of gibbons who are known to be rather mischievous! In addition to these creatures, there are also several birds on display, including ostriches and colourful parrots. The Crocodile Farm and Tiger World is not the best known attraction in Phuket, but if you wish to see massive crocodiles, majestic tigers and many other creatures, pay a visit to the Crocodile Farm and Tiger World.

    If you wish to stay in a charming and tranquil , make

  • Ugg Boots Concern For Animal Rights

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    January 6, 2017 /  Pets and Animal

    Ugg boots are made of sheepskin, which means that the sheep needs to be slaughtered in order to extract the sheepskin. For the last 10 years starting in 2000, the Ugg boots have come under tremendous criticism from the animal rights movement. In fact a group was specially formed that wanted people to stop wearing the Ugg boots. They asked people to wear shoes that were made of alternative material.

    The process of manufacturing the boots

    Traditional Ugg boots including the womens Ugg boots are made from the skin of the sheep. The wool is processed to make the leather and the boots upper part is manufactured where the fleece is kept on the inside. The soles are made from rubber, though the soles of many boots are also manufactured from synthetic material. The stitching of the boots is done in such a way, that it is quite prominent and visible on the outside. The fleece works as a natural thermostat and helps to keep the feet of the wearer warm and moisture free. The fleece also ensures that there is enough circulation of the air that helps the feet to stay dry as well. The Ugg boots come in a variety of designs colors and can be knee length or ankle length also. Today, the Ugg boots come in a riot of colors such as fuscia, black, pink, blue etc. They are also available in the lace up and slip on variety as well.

    The animals rights movement against the Ugg boots in the last decade

    When the Ugg boots became a fashion trend in the last decade, many celebrities including Pamela Anderson also endorsed the brand. In 2007 when, Pamela Anderson came to know that they were made of sheepskin, she stopped endorsing the product. The animals rights movement has even taken the help of students to boycott products that are made of fur or animal skin and products. To this end, the Princeton Animal Welfare Society popularly known as PAWs also staged a similar boycott against the Ugg boots. They registered their complaint by doing an on