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Are you reading this post on a site like fortiflorafordogs.com,basixsupplements.com, or tranquiltabs.com?
That’s because there’s someone that can’t create content of his own and has to steal it from blogs like dogspelledforward.com in order to fill his site with content, in a lame attempt to sell pet medications via affiliate links.
If you are reading it on a site like this, you can read the actual posts here, instead of on the site of a thief.
If you are reading this on my actual site or in RSS, I apologize. I just wanted to get a post calling these leeches out onto their sites, since their theft is completely automated.
Some People Need to Steal Content, Because They Can’t Create Their Own is a post written by Eric Goebelbecker . You can see the actual post at Dog Training in Bergen County New Jersey
I wanted to share my traumatic experience with you and other members. My female portugeuse 10 year old water Spaniel, Sooty, had a suspected serious immune
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I SO wish that I lived closer that I could thank all these volunteers, meet some wonderful dogs and get involved!
I hope it's a terrific event and well attended – good luck.
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The brindle dog is lucky and he is an 18 years old mastiff cross. Mindi is my husky mix.
I read the following segment of an article about holistic supplements for a dog with mast-cell t
tumors. I felt the information was valuable enough to pass it along. The full article information is below. I especially like the last couple of sentences.
“I have a 6-year-old Lab/beagle mix who has had many problems — the latest being two mast-cell tumors. The tumors were removed on separate occasions, and the surgeries were successful; however, we were told that we needed to be diligent about checking for lumps.
“Our veterinary oncologist has recommended that the dog be put on 4,000 milligrams of fish oil and 10 milligrams of Pepcid. She suggested Pepcid because dogs with mast-cell tumors tend to get ulcers, and the fish oil helps discourage the return of the mast cells.
“Also, a friend of mine in Florida said that her holistic vet uses food-grade liquid aloe in diets for dogs that have had cancer. Neither my vet nor vet oncologist have heard of this before, but from what I’ve read on the Internet, it makes sense. What do you think of using food-grade aloe as a supplement? And how much should a 45-pound dog drink?
Answer from Dr Michael Fox: “There are many treatments that can be integrated into a holistic therapeutic regimen for your dog’s cancer.
“I concur with what the two veterinarians recommend: You can give 1 tablespoon of aloe vera in your dog’s food twice daily. I would also recommend New Chapter’s anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor Zyflamend and anti-cancer Immortal Mushrooms combination of beneficial fungi. Daily treatment with a mild antihistamine may also be beneficial, along with a super-antioxidant supplement such as N-acetyl-L-cysteine and alpha-lipoic acid. Above all, avoid any treatments that may compromise your dog’s immune system, such as “booster” vaccinations and spot-on anti-flea drugs. Feed your dog a whole-food diet rather than manufactured dog food, good nutrition being the first medicine.”
You can read the full article here:
Today I thought I’d share some of the rad nurseries I’ve discovered online over the last few weeks while seeking out inspiration. Although we still have five months to go before baby arrives, we’ve already started gathering ideas (and paint chips galore) for her/his room. My husband is off the road for a few weeks right now, so we’re doing our best to get organized while we can on the weekends and during the evenings when I’m done with work. I remember just a couple of years ago, feeling like the ten month period we had to plan our wedding was so much time. But with Robbie gone for over half of it and me scrambling to get everything done on my own as the date approached, I ended up feeling pretty overwhelmed. This time (albeit a much different situation) I’ve learned my lesson, and we’re taking advantage of our time together to get plans into place and projects started.
We currently live in a two bedroom townhouse. I’d really like to move into something larger (with a yard!) before baby becomes a toddler, but for now, we’re doing the best we can with what we have. The room that will become the nursery is now a guest room (that admittedly also doubles as a storage unit; don’t open the closet in there or you’ll be bombarded). We’re trying to figure out a way to possibly set up a space in our unfinished basement for guests to stay (that will be an entirely different post; sigh), so the plan is to take the bed apart and reassemble down there. Completely cleaning out the closet is another task on the list. And the paint color in the room is gorgeous – a rich, warm, dark grey. But it’s much too dark for a baby. So we’ll be repainting as well.
As much as I love design and redecorating, this nursery is a bit of a design challenge for me, because I know that I have to break away from my usual tenancies. My decorating style leans toward the minimalistic end of the spectrum. I’m a fan of neutral colors (white, black, and grey) and clean, modern lines. I just have to remember that this room is for a baby – which means incorporating fun, colorful elements. The crib will be white, and we’ll be painting an old dresser and bookshelves white as well. For the walls, we’re thinking a pale grey. This will lighten up the room, but won’t make it look quite as ‘sterile’ as plain white walls might. The plan is to stick with whites and greys throughout the room, then add a few pops of vibrant colors and a few rustic, organic details throughout the space. Regardless of whether baby is a boy or a girl (and yes, we’re finding out), we’d like to keep the nursery pretty gender neutral. My vision is simple, modern, and fun. I’ll be sure to share before and after pics once the project is (eventually!) completed.
Have any of you designed nurseries recently? Or transformed a space in your home from one type of room to another?
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Katy, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
?Doggy breath? is not normal for pets, and is often a sign of a tooth or gum condition. Tooth decay in dogs and cats is more common than many people think. Fortunately, an annual exam and regular care can go a long way to improving a pet?s quality of life. February was National Pet Dental Health Month, making it a good time to think about dental cleaning and preventative care. Dr. Norma Cruz of Pet Medical Center in Katy, TX is dedicated to helping keep the family pet healthy, but she knows that times are tough right now for everyone. With the Pet Medical Center?s new dental medical plan, both the pet, and the pet owner will be smiling.
?I am pleased to offer a new dental payment plan that will help to ease some of the financial burden on pet owners,? says Dr. Cruz. ?In our struggling economy, many people are putting off basic dental procedures like routine cleaning. Unfortunately, your pets? teeth need regular cleanings too, and waiting until things have really gone bad can result in dog dental disease, loss of teeth, and can contribute to other health problems.?
The new plan is simple and effective, providing owners with the option to split costs into two equal payments 30 days apart. (Any additional services done on the day of the dental service must be paid for at the time of service.) The Pet Medical Center will keep the credit card number on file to be used solely for the second payment, after which the card information will be securely shredded.
Dr. Cruz will conduct a complete oral exam on the pet, which is a vital step in maintaining a pet?s dental health. Often this can be done as part of the pet?s yearly physical exam and vaccinations. This exam is a routine and safe procedure that is performed under general anesthesia to reduce stress for the pet.
However, if there have been noticeable symptoms ? such as chipped or fractured teeth, red or bleeding gums, tartar build-up, or especially bad breath ? then the staff at the Pet Medical Center recommend scheduling oral care as soon as convenient. Be alert to other signs, such as increased licking of the lips, lowered interest in chew toys, or a decreased appetite, as these may also indicate a dental problem.
?My number one priority is patient care,? says Dr. Cruz. ?I try to treat each pet the way I would want my own furry one cared for, and that has been the cornerstone of my practice.?
About Pet Medical Center
Pet Medical Center of Katy has been serving the local community and caring for the health of family pets since 2005. Dr. Cruz and her staff are dedicated to caring for all pets. They know that people have a wide choice of veterinary providers, so they offer competitive prices with excellent customer service. Some of their services include:
Dental procedures (cleaning and surgery)
Senior pet care
Puppy and kitten care
Call today to schedule a pet dental care exam, or visit their website at http://www.petmedicalkaty.com for more information.
6455 S Fry Rd
Katy, TX 77494, USA
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I started a new basic class this Saturday and a few of the dogs jump up when they meet people, as one might expect for adolescent dogs. In the following class hour, a Canine Good Citizen class, another adolescent had the same issue with the polite greeting test.
I like this problem as an example for the ABCs because the components in the formula are clear and easy to identify.
Antecedent -> Behavior -> Consequence
Person Approaches -> Dog jumps up onto person -> Attention is given to dog
The antecedent is "person approaches". It’s not "dog sees person." This is because the dog cannot be part of the antecedent. In more complex situations the tendency might be to describe an antecedent with the dog included such as "the dog sees another dog" but that won’t work since one of our most powerful measures in solving a problem is controlling the antecedents, either as part of a behavior modification plan or even permanently. It we put the dog in the antecedent we’ve lumped the problem together and solving it becomeS more complicated.
In this case we are going to control the antecedent in two ways: we are going to avoid greetings as much as possible until we can better control them, and while we are training we will carefully control how quickly people approach and how close they will come.
The behavior is the easiest component to identify. The dogs I worked with Saturday were all exuberant "teenagers" that love people and really want to let them know that when they meet them.
After our rather long talk about counter-conditioning and desensitization (go to the category page scroll down a bit) it is worth noting that when we see the relaxed/goofy body postures, wagging tails, and what most observers would call "happy dogs" we know that these dogs are not reacting to the approaching people with fear or aggression and that CC&DS is not what is called for. We don’t want to change how they feel about people, we want to change how they react to them.
The consequence is what often confuses people. For these dogs just getting to the people is reinforcing enough to maintain the behavior. Hugging someone who is holding up their hands and saying "Stop! Get off! Down! Enough!" isn’t reinforcing for us, but that’s not the point. It is for the dog and it is maintaining the behavior.
So how do we apply the formula to this problem?
I already mentioned controlling the antecedent. Obviously this is not a viable long-term strategy. Short term we need to curb greetings because the reinforcement is strengthening the behavior, but this is a temporary step.
In this case changing the consequence is tricky. The only way we could keep the "A" and the "B" and alter the outcome would be to make greeting people unpleasant, and this could have obvious side effects. If we teach the dog that greeting some people results in something bad, he will become wary and maybe even defensive around strangers.
But there is a way to manipulate the situation: if the dog (like most) makes it obvious that he will jump up before the person arrives, we can have them stop or move away when he does this. This is the common "red light/green light" or "yo-yo" drill that many trainers use in classes. Done effectively, it actually becomes a way to use DRI to fix this problem.
This is obviously an ideal scenario, mainly because I didn’t want to write another 500 words just describing the scenario. (I need to film this with a green dog and then edit the heck out of it.)
By starting with a sit and using getting up it as the criteria for having the person move away we focused on what we wanted instead of what we didn’t want.
Sometimes having the handler reward the dog with food is appropriate. Sometimes it adds to the dog’s excitement and makes things worse. Sometimes it even takes the dog’s focus completely off the exercise. It depends. In this rosy scenario attention was the main reinforcer and I went with it.
How long did it take? With the dog in the CGC class I was able to actually do this procedure in a few minutes. But this was a dog that had already passed a basic class and had a strong history of reinforcement for sitting. Pick a behavior that your dog is already proficient at when using this kind of problem solving.
What problems have you had success with solving? What problems have you stumped? What do you think of this approach to problem solving? Let me know in the comments!
Also, have you joined my email list yet? Every week I send an update on new posts to the blog, with a few extra notes from me. I’d love to have you onboard!
I have found that simple changes to the commercial diet may make all the difference is the world! A lab with chronic ear problems, a German Shepherd with chronic diarrhea, or a bulldog with skin issues may get better when fed a hypoallergenic diet( the best is salmon/potato)
However the best diet can be ruined by biscuits, treats, and chews that cause SO many problems!
Adding healthy oils to the diet can help the skin and coat! (olive, fish, coconut, canola)
Feeding sardines, herring, and eggs several times a week makes the body and coat happy!
Feeding baby carrots instead of biscuits and canned food instead of dry can help pets lose weight!
Feed raw meaty bones or raw chicken wings or thighs for healthier teeth and joints!
That’s what I talk about in “Dog Dish Diet” Ingredients, allergies, and easy home cooking. This info has saved clients and readers hundreds and thousands of dollars in vet bills!
Many clients like the idea of cooking wholesome healthy ingredients, so I also wrote about easy, economical slow cooking dog and cat food in “Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet”
Many vets believe that changing to a prescription diet will cure health problems. Some believe food allergies and intolerance of ingredients are not the cause of many medical problems. I used to believe that way until learning about how simple changes to the commercial diet, adding healthy oils, avoiding allergenic treats and chews may such a big difference! Some day vets will be taught in school how to harness the power of nutrition!( people doctors too!)
Many clients come in to thank me every week for saving them money and giving them a healthier pet!