• 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 to even more serious problems such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, failure of the liver and kidneys, and other problems like infections in numerous places on the body. These problems combined with Cushing’s disease can prove fatal to your pet. So if you pet is exhibiting any of the symptoms for dog’s Cushing’s disease and they are over 6 years of age, it is best to take them to a vet right away for a diagnosis.

  • 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 different youngster in the midst of it. Barefoot Books have considered this with care, making each one one from a distinct race. One is even in a wheelchair, showing how every person is able to do something to benefit from it. Boogie to the beat of the globe.

    Purchase the Animal Boogie and you buy more than only a straightforward children’s story. You will inherit a children’s book of fun, and delight for many years to come.

  • 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 a reservation at the Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand. This relaxing hotel offers accommodation in stylish , each furnished to utmost perfection and luxury. One can also make use of the many luxury services provided by this hotel such as spa and health facilities, excellent restaurants, sprawling gardens and lounges, and a range of fun and leisure activities, making the hotel one which is sure to make your stay delightful and memorable.

  • Ugg Boots Concern For Animal Rights

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    January 6, 2017 /  Uncategorized

    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 campus protest in February 2008. Both make and female students lay down in the snow and wore coats that were covered in fake blood. They also held signs that read What if you were killed for your coats. This boycott drew attention to the animal rights movement against the Ugg boots.

  • Is There A Chigger Treatment For Pets

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    January 5, 2017 /  Pets and Animal

    Are Your Pets In Need of A Chigger Treatment?

    I have been searching of the ultimate chigger treatment for a long long time. I have ve been the victim of so many chigger attacks I feel like I must have “chigger bait” written on me somewhere and those silly chiggers can read.

    I learned after many years of sad experience, that dogs and cats carry chiggers pretty much like a mother possom carries her young. That is fastened to them anywhere they can hang on. I had never given a thought to pets being a carrier of misery.

    Is it any wonder everytime a body pets or holds or hugs their pets after the pet has been outside for a romp they might have an attack of chiggers. All this while they just know they have not been out in the grass or in the woods.

    “Where in the world did those chiggers come from?” Now you know. Do not pet your pet if they have been out beating the bush where chiggers live.

    If you want a really good dose of chiggers just park yourself where your pet has been roosting after being outside.

    It is necessary to perform a chigger extermination on your pet before you let them back in the house. There are some oils you can apply to your pet to help deter chiggers from hitching a ride on them. Or you can bath them with pretty hot, soapy water if you desire.

    (I do not recommned flea collers and such for your pets. They carry deadly toxins and you are exposing your pets and their health to these toxins. If you truly love your pet, find something natural to indoctrinate them.)

    If you have been doing this thing, letting your pets back in the house and you are getting chigger bites the best advice I can offer is move out of the house.

    Actually, after you have decided on how to handle the pet issue you may need to clear up the chigger problem in the house.

    Wash all of your exposed linen in really hot water with good soap and water and a shot of bleach. And dry on high heat. And I do mean anything exposed to your pets.

    Did I mention you should also wash your contaminated clothing the same way? No? Do I really need to?

    As for upholstery, I would suggest some kind of steam cleaning for upholstered furniture and the carpets.

    I know how you feel. Been there and done that. I feel your pain and frustration of trying to find a chigger treatment that works, much less a natural chigger treatment that works. So it is my desire to pass on the benefit of my experience. Use it and pass it on if it is useful to you.

  • Glycerol – An Effective Alternative Animal Feed

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    January 4, 2017 /  Pets and Animal

    Nowadays, the demand of biodiesel has increased a lot which has resulted into the huge production of glycerol or glycerin as a byproduct. When refined a large part of this quantity goes to industrial manufacturers. The remaining part mainly gets wasted due to high costs of refining. This problem of wastage has created a lot of issues among biodiesel producers. In a bid to resolve this issues, various research programs have been conducted to bring out other possible uses of the chemical. Now it has been found that this waste may be used in agriculture and livestock as an alternative source of energy.

    In the past few years, the prices of animal feed have increased a lot due to which livestock farmers are now looking for alternative feeds that will cost them less. A large number of pork producers are shifting to the employment of byproducts produced by bio-fuel manufacturers as source of alternative animal feed. Ethanol is one of these byproducts and widely used as an effective animal feed. Moreover, alternative sources do not depend on ethanol. As there is huge production of biodiesel, which means there is also a huge production of glycerol, the byproduct of biodiesel. The wasted product when nowhere found place now being used in livestock as an alternative energy source.

    Generally, the commercial manufacture of biodiesel encompasses 100 pounds of fat or oil, which is mixed with 10 pounds of methanol. This generates output of 100 pounds of biodiesel. The remaining 10 pounds is crude glycerol. In this way, there has been huge production of several millions of tons of biodiesel which eventually results into manufacture of several hundreds of tons of crude glycerol. A large part of this is used in cosmetic and other pharmaceutical applications being used by people.

    Nowadays, researchers are also working on a project deriving the possibility to test that the chemical can be actually used as an animal feed or at least an energy substitute for cows and pigs. Corn is considered as the major energy source employed by livestock growers. In a bid to figure out the possible advantage of glycerol, which emerges out as a potential alternative that is way cheaper, livestock owners are gradually turning to this option. According to recent studies it has been found that the substance from biodiesel yields an amount of energy that is actually similar to that of corn. In association to this, people have been consuming the compound since its utilization in food and drugs.

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  • Animal Dander – Three Reasons A Hepa Air Purifier Can Help Eliminate Dander

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    January 4, 2017 /  Pets and Animal

    Animal dander is produced by any warm-blooded animal. It’s nature’s way of exfoliating dead skin and making way for fresh new skin. Dander can be found in places were animals have been away from for years, and is easily transferred from one space to another by attaching to clothing and other personal articles. If you’re having trouble controlling animal dander here are three reasons that a HEPA air purifier can help.

    Constant Elimination to Keep Up with Constant Production–If you have an animal as part of the family, dander is constantly flaking off and going airborne when the heat or air conditioning comes on, when your toddler jumps on the floor or on pet’s favorite cushion, when you pet shakes, or jumps to greet you at the door. Since the production of dander is constant, an air purifier that is constant is one of the most effective and efficient ways to keep the dander count to a minimum. To be able to run safely 24 hours each day make sure the technical specifications describe a permanent split capacitor motor rated for continuous high revolutions per minute RPM) to insure long life duty.

    Environmentally Safe–Filtering your air with a cleaner whose only by-product is fresh, clean, dander-free air is good for the environment, your family, and your pets. There are many filtration technologies on the market today but if you look at the medical community and the technology used in hospitals, it is high efficiency particle arresting or HEPA technology. This means that for every 10,000 airborne pollutants lingering in your air, 99,997 of them will be removed with 97% efficiency. This type of filtration is also available for home and office use and will remove sub-micron pollutants as small as .3 microns safely and effectively; animal dander ranges in size from .5 to 10 microns and is an excellent candidate for removal using this process.

    Cost Effective because it’s Energy Efficient–Successful elimination of dander can only be effective if it is used constantly, and so finding a solution that fits within your budget is sure to be high on your list of priorities. The ability to eliminate the dander while using 115 watt power consumption at its highest setting makes clean air affordable. And because it is cost effective you are taking a proactive step towards reducing a well-known asthma and allergy trigger, and a pollutant that bacteria and viruses use to spread through the air.

  • Understand Your Pets Better With A Pet Psychic Reading

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    January 3, 2017 /  Pets and Animal

    The bond between you and your pet is undeniable. Your adorable puppy or elegant cat loves you and you love him back. But what if things arent all sunshine and roses? It happens at least once in the lifetime of your pet that you just dont get what theyre trying to say.

    This is where pet psychics come in. Also known as an animal communicator, these are people with the ability to know what your pets are trying to say. Each pet psychic has his
    or her own method of communicating with your pets. Some understand the pet via their energies, other get a sense of the pets thoughts and feelings.

    Some pet readings do not even have to be in a physical setting. It could be done over the web. There are other pet psychic with the ability to communicate with an animal who has already passed away.

    There are many reasons to get a pet psychic reading. One, you may just want to understand your pet better. This could help you create an even stronger bond with the animal you love.

    Two, it could help you correct a behavioral problem. Sometimes, there are things that even the most rigid of trainings could not correct. This could be rooted to the inability to communicate properly with the pet. If this is the case, a pet psychic could easily help you out.

    Three, it could help you diagnose the health problem of your pet. If your pet seems blue and inactive lately but the veterinarian isnt finding anything wrong with him or her, then its time to take your beloved pet to a psychic. You might find out that the problem isnt even psychical but something emotional or psychological that you can help your pet deal with.

    Pet psychics are also a great resource for finding lost pets. Your pet maybe trying to send you a message right at this moment, but you is not getting it. A pet psychic can help bridge that gap. Find your missing pet with the help of a pet psychic.

  • Pets at the Beach

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    January 3, 2017 /  Pets and Animal

    More and more pet owners are taking their pets along on their vacation rather than leaving them at home. And these days, more and more areas and establishments are opening their doors to welcome your pawed friends. One of the most common places everybody loves to go is the beach. Surely, you would love to take your pets along on your trip to the beach. Here are some tips for bringing your pets along to the beach.

    Look for Pet-friendly Beaches

    First off, you need to know if a certain beach is pet- friendly or not. Some beaches allow pets while most of them dont. Do your own research ahead so you wont have to be surprised to find out that your pet cant swim at the beach with you. Check out the rules and regulations regarding pets in the area you want to go to before you take your pet with you. Otherwise, you will receive hefty fines and citations for not following these rules.

    Pet Rules and Regulations

    The foremost reason why most beaches do not allow pets is because most people disregard leash laws. Check out the beachs rules regarding leash on pets. Some beaches allow pets to roam free as long as you keep an eye on them while most beaches dont. It is best that your pet is secured and leashed to avoid conflict with other pet owners and other people in the area. Always keep your pet leashed when there is a leash law.

    Be a Responsible Pet Owner

    That said, be a responsible pet owner when taking your pets with not just at the beach but anywhere you decide to bring them along. Make sure your pet does not bother other people or other pets in the area. You also have to make sure that your pet is well-behaved and is comfortable in the environment youre taking them to.

    Cleaning Up

    Always clean up after your pet. Surely, you dont want to come across dog waste while enjoying your stay at the beach. Have respect for other beach goers by making sure you clean up after your pet. Whenever you visit a dog-friendly beach, always bring a bag or pooper scooper and be sure to clean up after your pets. Most beaches impose a fine on people who fail to clean up after their pets. Make sure to remove poop, do not bury or leave it.

    These are just some of the tips when bringing your pets to pet-friendly beaches. Be a responsible pet owner to your pet and a considerate person to other beach goers.