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How Keeping Pets Benefits Your Health

For millions of people worldwide, pets are considered as members of the family. Beyond the inexplicable emotional bond we typically forge with our animal friends, scientific studies have proven that we get more from keeping and caring for a pet than just companionship or indulging our inherent need to become preoccupied. This has been proven by many people who were proven to live happier, healthier, more independent lives simply because they have pets. To learn about the many health benefits of keeping a pet, read on.
Pets help prolong life for those who have suffered from a heart attack.
According to statistics, dog owners who have undergone heart attacks experienced higher chances of survival after their hospitalization …

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How to Photograph Your Pet For a Pet Portrait Painter

So you have decided to get your favourite pet immortalised in pet portrait or oil painting and now you want to prepare your photographs to be submitted to the chosen artist and you are wondering how best to photograph your fine feathered or furry friend.
Paramount to the success of any painting is the foundation work of understanding your subject, so having good reference photos from different angles is key to achieving a great likeness of your faithful companion.
If you decide to commission an artist remotely located, then you are going to need a good quality photo of your pet, as artists who work remotely don’t have your pet in real life to sketch from.
So in …

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How To Bring A Puppy Into Your Home

One of the most annoying things about pet dogs is their habit of answering to calls of nature almost anywhere they feel like it. Your bedroom rug, the drawing room sofa, your Persian carpet; everything seems as good a place as any for your little pup to go cool his bladders on.
If you have just brought your pup home therefore, buckle up and get ready to save your upholstery and carpets by means of a simple method we call Housebreaking.
Now, here’s what housebreaking is all about. We humans tend to visit the loo when we feel like we must relieve ourselves, in one way or the other (thank god for that!). However, our pooches don’t …

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How To Get Rid Of Fleas And Ticks Naturally

If you have pets, you have been fighting with fleas and ticks at one time or another. The situation in the southern part of the United States has even worsened recently, as the three past winters have been unusually warm.
Many pet owners who have been using the veterinarian flea and tick repellents have also noticed that those chemicals are less and less efficient due to the fact that the insects are getting immune to them. As a matter of fact, if you didn’t do anything, the result would be about the same. I have proof tested that myself with my own pets.
Just about any pet is bound to get fleas and ticks, and pets going …

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Remedies For Pet Dysplasia

Over the years, many people have chosen to use natural remedies to treat all kinds of human ailments. Regardless of whether a person is suffering from heartburn or arthritis pain, there always seems to be some herbal remedy that can be used to mitigate the condition. On the other hand, finding natural pet remedies tends to be a bit more difficult. For example, if your cat or dog has dysplasia, you basically have a choice between using harsh pain killers and euthanasia.
If neither of these options appeal to you, natural pet remedies such as Flex Pet may be of some help. Depending on the situation, you may also want to try Joint Rescue or Old …

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Pet Keeping – A Serious Responsibility – Pets Are Not Toys

Pets are remarkable creatures. They are:
• Masters of life in the moment and in the art of simplicity
• Reflections of a world forgotten, presynthetic, more complete
• Reminders of the quiet strength and dignity of creation not tinkered with
• Keepers of gifts we have lost or never had
• Ambassadors of loyalty, love, forgiveness, acceptance, fun, and truth that are neither measured nor withheld
• Recipients of our wonder, respect, love-and needful of the care that will bring them the fullness of health that comes only from nature obeyed.
Animals are not best served by imposing all the elements of modern life upon them. All the principles about genetic context, medical dangers, and preventive care apply equally well to …

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Animal Shelters and Rescue

The two studies, conducted by Colorado State veterinary epidemiologist Dr. M.D. Salman and sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, reveal that moving and other lifestyle issues were the main reasons given by pet owners when surrendering their animals to shelters. But the majority of those pets–64 percent–are euthanized instead of adopted into new homes.
The studies also found that the majority of pet owners who surrender their animals to shelters are under 30 years of age and that more dogs are taken to shelters than cats and all other animals combined.
“Euthanasia of domestic pets in the United States is an epidemic,” Salman said. “These studies give us the first glimpse of …

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Animal Aromatherapy

PLEASE NOTE: Your animal friend’s olfaction process is similar to humans though much more acute. Animals are SUPER sensitive to smells!
Remember less is more with essential oils. Only a tiny amount is needed for results. 1-3 drops of an essential oil is equivalent to 1-4 cups of plant matter. You must always dilute essential oils in a carrier of aloe vera, jojoba or light coconut oil for safe skin application. Compresses are also an effective method for using essential oils.
As animals have extremely sensitive olfactory senses use them in very low percentages of less than 1% to achieve the results desired. A few general uses, include: pet wash, grooming spray, fleas and ticks, anti-fungal, breath …

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Tips On Moving Pets

A pet like a child is a great responsibility and the animal or bird is dependant on you to care for it and protect it. And if a move is stressful for children the pressure is ten -fold for a pet that cannot quite comprehend what is happening. Often a house filled with strangers, boxes, and din is not just frightening for a pet it can be quite intimidating.
Before you move you must:
Take the pet to the vet and check whether his health will stand the move. Ask the vet about preventive health care and whether the pet will require any vaccinations.
Make a file containing the pet’s health records and registration details.
Pack all personal possessions …

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Training Your Puppy Yourself

There is virtually nothing as embarrassing as when your holiday guests arrive and your dog Fido is jumping all over them. You start tugging and ordering him to get down and stop, but as usual he doesn’t acknowledge a single word coming out of your mouth. You have tried everything and he refuses to listen to you. Is there any hope for a good puppy?
There is no need for an expensive trainer to teach your puppy. You can do this on your own, without an expensive trainer. With training your dog will no longer cause you any unnecessary embarrassment. For you to successfully train your dog to obey your every command, you will need to …

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