Feeding Healthy Oils like Coconut Oil May Help With Pet’s Medical Problems

Healthy oils and fats added to your pets’ diet often make them look and feel better. One oil that is gaining popularity in human and veterinary medicine is coconut oil. I just bought a 14 oz jar of Organic Coconut oil for myself and my pets from Trader Joes.  I started with one teaspoon for myself, and one half teaspoon to my four footed ten pounders and a whole teaspoon for my sixty pound lab several times per week. Remember to start with a small amount of any fat to make sure pets can tolerate it. (Especially pets with sensitive guts or pancreatitis!!)

Coconut oil may help the body fight off viruses, bacteria, and yeast (great for animals with skin issues). It may also help the thyroid gland and pancreas work better That would be helpful for many dogs with low thyroid problems or diabetes. Daily coconut oil may also encourage weight loss by improving thyroid function and helping burn fat. The type of fat in coconut oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides, cause the more efficient burning of fat. Both of these qualities may help with weight loss! Of course reducing the amount you feed, decreasing treats, and increasing exercise are all important! I have had 2-3 clients try coconut oil and report positive results with their pets’ chronic skin problems. The oil helps fight infection and make the coat softer and skin healthier! The research studies and feedback convinced me to try it on myself and my pets!

Why would you have to add healthy oils to dog food anyway? If all commercial pet foods are “complete and balanced”, why do we have to add anything? Some dogs need different ingredients for better health and lots of dogs need more oils to help their skin and hair coat! All you have to do is look at all the dogs with a dull hair coat or flaky skin to realize there’s something missing in the diet. Some dogs have a great coat, even eating the cheapest commercial food, but others have a dull, dry coat even when eating an expensive food!   Experience has taught me that all animals are unique individuals with different needs.  Some may feel and look better eating a hypoallergenic diet. (One free of common allergens in the diet like wheat, barley, beef, or chicken). Others may need fewer carbohydrates because they gain weight easily. Dogs sporting a dry flaky coat and frequent skin problems may need different foods (hypoallergenic, raw, home cooked) and healthier oils added to the diet.

I’ve seen clients change their pet’s diet only to ruin it all by feeding grain filled biscuits, treats, chews, or other foods that are extremely allergenic. The wheat, barley, chemicals, or other meat proteins in the toxic treats may negate all the good effects of the rest of the diet. It would seem that the better ingredients did not help, when in reality, the treats lovingly given, caused continued medical problems! You would not believe how many skin problems, ear problems, and bowel problems are caused by toxic treats. There are healthy treats, but unhealthy ones are far more common!

Greg Martinez DVM is the author of two books on feeding pets better ingredients to help with chronic medical issues , “Dog Dish Diet” and “Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet”

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Greenies have left the grid

Some cool greenies images:

Greenies have left the grid
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the Greenies declare independence from the Second Life grid and take their toys and blast out into the metaverse. 04 July the SL region will be deleted. Take on last ride on the rocket secondlife://Greenies%20Home%20Rezzable/155/129/34

Greenies have left the grid
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the Greenies declare independence from the Second Life grid and take their toys and blast out into the metaverse. 04 July the SL region will be deleted. Take on last ride on the rocket secondlife://Greenies%20Home%20Rezzable/155/129/34

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Is Your Toolbox Balanced?

"But I like to keep a balanced toolbox!"

I’m not sure how many times I’ve heard or read that one. It’s undoubtedly a big number. It’s usually the end or near the end of a trainer discussion on tools or techniques, and is intended to indicate that while a trainer (at least claims) to be primarily using tools and techniques that employ positive reinforcement, they also still like to use tools and techniques that rely on positive punishment/negative reinforcement. And they make this claim to open-mindedness with a brilliant rhetorical flourish! Or at least it probably seemed brilliant the first time it was used. I’m guessing around 1986.

But hey, what’s more open than reserving the right to use a leash pop or some electrical current when the going gets tough?

But really, we shouldn’t find this shocking (heh) when we still treat each other like this:

If pointless and gratuitous physical coercion to a kid is routine family TV (he really needed to sit in that chair NOW!) than how much sympathy do you think we can get for any non-human animal?

The fact is that human society is chock full of coercion and retribution. Last week I didn’t want to veer too far off into politics and I don’t want to go off on a philosophical tangent here, but consider how we treat each other. Coercion, whether it’s physical (most often with children) or not, is a big part of our society. Rewards are for frequent customers, credit cards, and bounty hunters. So it’s quite natural that our handling of non-human animals is even worse.

I’m currently enrolled in Dr. Susan Friedman’s Living and Learning with Animals course and just two weeks in I can see how this course is going to have a tremendous impact on how I work with both humans and dogs, and with how I solve problems. From the course description:

The philosophy of behavior underlying this course is that captive and companion animals, like all learners, must have power to operate effectively on their environment, in order to live behaviorally healthy lives.

Having the science of Applied Behavior Analysis carefully explained and also seeing it applied to a variety of different species has made it clear: it works.

But let’s look at more visceral example of how much someone can get done with a "closed toolbox:"

The elephant in this video is hanging out at the edge of the pen, happily responding to cues to move into different positions. (The electronic "beep" seems to be an event marker similar to a clicker.) If you watch the whole video you’ll see him lift his leg, allow the trainer to examine his ears, and respond to a variety of different cues. These are behaviors they use to care for the elephant with some fun stuff mixed in. Let’s review the zoo’s options for handling elephants.

  1. Restrain the elephant and force him to submit to handling. This is often where we end up with our children and our pets. Of course it’s easier to physically restrain a child or a dog than it is an elephant. (In Asia people do restrain elephants and treat them quite badly. They generally start out when the elephant is very small.)
  2. Sedate the elephant. This is risky, for both the elephant and the vet staff. It’s also of limited usefulness, since moving a sedated elephant is still a, pun intended, big problem. An awake cooperative elephant is a lot easier to work with.
  3. Don’t provide care for the elephant that requires cooperation. There are undoubtedly zoos that still choose this option.
  4. Do what we see here – convince the elephant that working with the trainer is a good thing.

Some would say that comparing this activity to working with a dog isn’t fair. The elephant is in a pen with steel columns protecting the trainer! I would tend to agree. Many people restrain their dogs so they can’t flee. This elephant has a choice the entire time – he could walk away from the bars any time he wants. But he stays. The trainer gave him a reason to.

This dog doesn’t have that choice:

I see two collars and some kind of head harness. And in case you missed the irony: one of the first steps in "teaching" a dog named a "Retriever" to "retrieve" is by forcing his mouth open by pinching the ear. Poke around Youtube some more and you’ll see video of a "well-respected" trainer needing to use a shock collar for the same procedure.

Yes, we need to shock dogs to get them to hold things in their mouth. I’m sure they’d say it’s complicated and we wouldn’t understand since we’re not professionals.

How did we get here? Where does the idea that when a dog (or child, or employee, etc.) doesn’t behave the way we want that meeting it with coercion and punishment (in the colloquial sense) isn’t just correct but virtuous?

Dr. Friedman refers to this phenomenon as "cultural fog.", based on a oft-cited quote from Gunnar Myrdal. The idea that rewards are "bribes" and the dogs and people should already be motivated to do the "right thing" as we define it is embedded in our culture. Dogs should work for praise. An employee’s reward for good work is more responsibility — which is corporate-speak for more work. And of course any popular artist seen taking money is a "sell-out."

So it’s not surprising that a "balanced toolbox" is seen not just as a necessity but as a badge of honor.

But I don’t accept that. If someone can convince a 15,000 pound elephant to cooperate with a physical examination without restraint or sedation, than there really is no excuse for needing coercion to get a dog to walk nicely on leash….let alone retrieve a bird.

I’ll take the smaller toolbox. Every time.

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Book Review ~ Danger in Amish Country by Marta Perry, Diane Burke & Kit Wilkinson

Title: Danger is Amish Country
Authors: Marta Perry, Dianne Burke, Kit Wilkinson
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense by Harlequin
Publish Date: October 1, 2013


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Nice Tooth photos

A few nice tooth images I found:

Dental X-rays: my right side teeth
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Image by jcolman
Dental X-rays: my right side teeth.

20111118 – hanging out – Clint minus tooth #19, bit of #18 sticking out of gums – teething?!?!?!?! – (by Chris Z)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Clint showing off his surgery wound. It seems that the tooth next to (behind/very back) the one that was extracted was not properly removed 19 years ago. Either that, or it’s a new tooth teething — and that doesn’t really make sense for a 37-year-old.

Also, the tooth right in front of the extraction (#20) is now loose because it no longer has the support of the tooth behind it. That’s the first dental issue that need sto be addressed.

That nasty black molar on my right side (#35ish)? That one actually gives me no problem and works just fine, despite that huge blackness on it. Not my first priority.

Suffice to say I’m going to the dentist for some fillings next week, and it’s been a good 6 months since my last cleaning.

Clint.
teething.
pulled teeth, tooth extraction.
after surgery. close-up.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

November 18, 2011.
Pic by Chris Z.

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Miocene Toothed Whale Skull
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Image by Travis S.
Many people think of whales these days as just having baleen for sifting through seawater for diatoms and plankton. However, there are still some out there, like the Sperm Whale of Moby Dick fame, that have large conical teeth. Sperm whales can get up to 67 feet compared to the 50 feet of this animal. Still it is rather impressive to have a nearly complete skull of such a large animal that was alive during the Miocene, around 20 to 5 million years ago.

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Buddies

Lacey and Vito are great friends but they still have a bit of a weird relationship.

You know those dogs that when they see each other again, they instantly start wrestling and having fun together?  Well that isn’t them.

They are thrilled to see each other but then instantly go and do their own thing.  One dog will get the zoomies and the other one will just stand and watch.  Then the other one will be feeling flirty and the other one is too engrossed in a smell to even notice.  This happens over and over again and neither of them seems to feel playful in the same moment.

But when they finally get their act together, watch out, as they have a blast… for about 5 minutes.  And then it is back to their own thing.  :)

Regardless, they make a pretty cute pair.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Hospital Patient Multi-Parameter Monitors Market is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion by 2019: ResearchMoz.us


Albany, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2013

Global hospital cardiac patient monitoring devices market at $ 3.8 billion in 2012 is forecast to reach at $ 5.3 billion by 2019 at a growth rate of 5.5% during the analysis period. Growth continues as market penetration into all areas of the hospital expands. The installed base continues to grow as replacement of units is stretched to 12 years and beyond.

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The hospital cardiac patient monitoring industry is evolving rapidly and is becoming increasingly competitive as more parameters are monitored and integration with the electronic patient record occurs. This is the basis on which vendor share shifts, with Philips gaining share in recent years. Companies with substantial resources are poised to enter the market, probably through acquisition. Vendors are poised to face increased competition even as market consolidation occurs.

Shortness of breath is a common symptom of cardiac disease. It is frequently misdiagnosed as a respiratory symptom or ignored by patients and is not even considered a symptom. Hospital cardiac patient monitoring can detect arrhythmias and get people to treatment faster before it is too late to correct heart failure.

Early detection of a problem in the hospital and consequent treatment is essential. Hospital cardiac patient monitoring technology is a vital aid in providing that treatment. Hospitals and clinicians have increased access to devices in every department of the hospital and during transport as insurers realize the value of detecting and treating cardiac symptoms as they occur, rather than waiting until the patient condition has deteriorated.

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Cardiac patient monitoring is evolving as systems become smaller and offer more functionality. Cardiac patient monitoring market driving forces still relate to reimbursement by CMS and private insurance carriers in the US and by nationalized systems in other places. The principal competitive factors that impact the success of cardiac monitoring solutions include the parameters discussed in the market research study:

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the Hospital Patient Multi -Parameter Monitors market research study, “Hospital cardiac patient monitoring technology companies are struggling to achieve a focus on health delivery and well-being initiatives. Vendors strive for a balanced portfolio of businesses that can attain global leadership positions. Vendors seek to deliver performance above benchmark levels. Challenges are influencing hospital cardiac patient monitoring business activities.

When chronic disease conditions are treated early on when there is an early change in patient condition an early intervention can make a difference. It is even better to treat patients in a wellness treatment environment before there are indications of chronic disease, before symptoms develop, by addressing lifestyle issues early on.

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Companies Profiled

Market Leaders

Philips

Nihon Kohden

OSI / SpaceLabs

Opto Circuits / Criticare Systems

General Electric (GE)

Mindray

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Market Participants

Schiller

Opto Circuits

Criticare Systems

Mortara

Biolight

Mindray

Guangdong Biolight Meditech

Drager

Cardiac Science

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