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by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Do You Really Need To Drink Water All Day?

You see them everywhere- office workers forcing themselves to down a huge jug of water every day, people carefully counting how many glasses of water they sip each day. You meet people who are worried because they can't manage to force themselves to drink two gallons of water every day and isn't that bad for you? Well, is it? How much water should you actually drink each day?

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Are Gentle Leaders Really Gentle?

Some people claim that head halters, often called gentle leaders or haltis, are a kind, humane method of controlling a dog. But the dogs don't seem to agree- have you seen the way most dogs react when first put into one of these devices? And then there is the troubling aspect that these devices seem destined to cause severe neck damage. Are they really a kind, gentle alternative?

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Are Choke Collars Safe?

The choke collar, or unlimited slip collar, is one of the most common types of collars seen on dogs. If you go to the vet or a kennel, the first thing the technician does is put a choker on the dog. Many dog training clubs and even some countries have banned shock and prong collars, but chokers are allowed everywhere. But they constrict and cut off the dog's airway. Is this safe?

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
TPLO? TTA? Tightrope? Fishline? What Does My Dog Need?

Unfortuntately, CCL injuries are all too common in dogs. After a CCL injury most owners find themselves struggling to make a decision as to what to do. Does the dog need surgery? And why are there so many different types of surgery? Which one is best? In this article we will look at the actual scientific literature surrounding the various types of surgery for CCL injuries.

Health
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Does Milk Kill You?

In our society milk and dairy products are pushed as being very healthy- good for bone health, an excellent source of low-fat nutrition. However, scientific studies keep suggesting the opposite. That drinking milk actually makes your bones brittle and may take years off your life.

Health
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
What Does Your Pap Test Result Mean, Anyway?

Many women get a Pap test each year at the gynecologist's office. Most women don't really have any idea as to what the test is actually testing FOR. And then a lot of women get very scary calls later about abnormal results and they panic and don't know what to think. What is the Pap test for, anyway, and what do those results mean?

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Does Neutering Your Dog Cause Cancer?

Most people neuter their pets before six months of age, at the vet's urging. Often the vet will tell the owners it will not only stop the pet from breeding it will also prevent some kinds of cancer- it's good for the pet's health. Many shelters and rescues have started neutering animals as young as 8 weeks of age. A considerable body of research indicates that neutering, particularly neutering before full maturity, may actually be quite detrimental to the health of pets.

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
How Not To Use Treats In Dog Training

Treats are a valuable training tool, one of the best training tools ever invented. However, treats are probably the most mis-used training tool around. Many people sneer at the use of treats because they see so many dogs who won't obey a single command unless they are shown a treat first. They also observe that many dogs who are "treat trained" seem impossibly unruly. Well, it's not the treats, it's the way they are being used that is the problem.

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Should You Feed Your Dog Low-Fat Treats And Food?

The demonization of fat in the human diet has slowly leaked over to the pet store. Go in any pet store and you'll see treats announcing themselves as low in fat as a selling point. Low fat dog foods multiply on the shelves as the solution to unwanted weight gain. But is low fat appropriate and healthy for dogs?

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Do You Know What's In Your Pet Food? Are You Sure?

Most likely you've at least glanced at the ingredient list on the pet food that you buy regularly. If you have a pet with allergies or other problems, you probably read pet food ingredient labels frequently. Well, time to be alarmed. That ingredient list may not reflect what is actually in the pet food at all. A recent study by Chapman University found that only 31 out of 52 products tested actually contained what the ingredient label said they did.

Health
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Can Dogs Get Ebola?

In the slowly ensuing world-wide panic over Ebola, one incident in Spain struck many people as inexplicable and odd. After a health-care worker there came down with Ebola, the authorities went to her dwelling and killed her pet dog. Their justification for such a bizarre action was to prevent the dog from spreading Ebola to other people. Can dogs get Ebola?

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Are Vaccines Bad For Your Dog?

Everyone has heard how bad vaccines are for your dog. People talk about the dangers of over-vaccinating, damage to the immune system, and all sorts of scary things. Yet your vet doesn't seem very concerned. What is the truth? Are vaccines bad for your dog?

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
My Dog Jumps Up On People

Dogs jumping up on people is one of the more annoying common dog behaviors. In addition to being annoying, this behavior is potentially dangerous to the people being jumped on. Many people struggle to stop their dogs from jumping up on people. Here we go over why dogs jump and what to do and not to do about it.

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
The Importance Of Feeding Your Dog Fish Oil

Feeding your dog a commercial "balanced and complete" kibble is not enough. It is vitally important that you supplement the diet with a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Manners Versus Obedience In Dog Training

Obedience classes for dogs are common, but what most people want is a well-mannered dog, not an obedient dog.

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
Catch Him Being Good

An easy, pain-free way to quickly improve your dog's behavior is to set out to deliberately catch him being good and reward.

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
How To Select And Fit A Prong Collar

Prong collars are scary-looking, peculiar devices. Here we give a brief summary of how to select one and how to put it on your dog.

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
My Dog Lunges And Barks At Other Dogs

Your walks are an embarrassing nightmare. Every time your dog spots another dog, your dog barks, lunges and acts like he wants to go kill the other dog. Why does your dog do this? What can you do to stop the dog from doing this?

Pets & Animals
by mudpuppy
4 years ago
My Dog Won't Stop Pulling On The Leash

Dogs pulling on the leash is one of the most common behavioral problems of pet dogs. Learn how to easily teach your dog to walk politely.

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