Human Food For Your Golden Retriever


A lot of people wonder what type of human food they should feed their Golden. Even though many prefer to stick with dog food and only dog food, there are certain types of human food that Golden Retrievers love – and is actually good for them. Golden’s crave attention as we all know – and when they watch you eat it never hurts to give them a bite – as long as you know what they should and shouldn’t consume with their diets.

For your Golden’s health, feeding him foods such as chicken, raw vegetables, turkey, brown rice, fruits, and oatmeal are always great. Even though we think of these type foods as “human food”, they are actually good for many animals as well. All dogs have taste buds and noses, meaning that they get very excited when they see you with food.

If your Golden Retriever runs to the refrigerator when you open it up, he’s trying to tell you that he smells something good. Even though he may run to the refrigerator, he isn’t begging for food as many think, he is simply wanting to have some real food. Once your Golden starts to do this, you should give him some of what he wants. Although most real food is great for Golden’s, there are some that aren’t quite so good.

Egg whites
If you feed your Golden a large amount of egg white in his diet, he will get a deficiency in biotin, which is a B vitamin, due to the amount of avidin, which is a very destructive substance. If you are feeding your Golden Retriever egg yolks, you shouldn’t worry as the effects of avidin will be offset by the high biotin levels that are found in egg yolks. You can also feed your Golden egg shells as well, as they contain a large amount of protein. If you want the best for your Golden – try feeding him raw eggs – with the shell intact.

Any form of Chocolate
We all know never to feed chocolate to any type of animal. Chocolate contains bromine, which is very toxic to both dogs and cats. Unsweet chocolate is by far the worst to feed to your Golden, as it contains a large amount of bromine. Bromine is a very harmful chemical, one that normally leads to death of your animal should he be fed any type of chocolate.

There are other foods out there that can be good or harmful to your Golden. If you have any questions, you should always ask your veterinarian. Your vet will be able to recommended real food that is beneficial to your Golden, as well as foods you should avoid. You can experiment with real food if you like – although you should never allow your Golden Retriever to consume any type of chocolate.
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Can I Give My Dog Aspirin?

I used to wonder if I could give my dog aspirin or if it would be too dangerous, or at least would sicken him. As humans, we know that regular aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which helps relieve our aches and pains. But did you know that it also works well for dogs to relieve their pain.

Aspirin works by blocking a dog’s body from producing prostaglandins which are the source of pain and inflammation.

Be careful and use aspirin only as a short-term solution for pain and inflammation relief due to possible health problems it can cause. If you need to keep giving your pet aspirin to relieve its pain and inflammation, ask your vet for suggestions of long term solutions that cause fewer side effects.

A word of caution: there are other pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen that humans can safely take, but both of these are very toxic for a dog. Only aspirin should be given dogs, and always in low doses. Most veterinarians recommend no more than 5mg to 10mg per pound of a dog’s weight, given once every 12 hours. If your dog weighs 20 pounds it should have no more than 200 milligrams once every 12 hours. A large dog weighing 75 pounds can safely take 750 milligrams once every 12 hours. Two of the regular 325 mg aspirins available in most stores would equal 650 milligrams and should be sufficient for dogs 75 pounds and up.

To avoid stomach problems or ulcers don’t give your dog aspirin until after it has eaten. Dogs often reject aspirin because of its unusual taste, so you may have to put the aspirin tablet in chunks of food or inside a favorite treat. Additionally, when aspirin is given without food, ulcers could form in the stomach. A common sign of a dog developing stomach ulcers is blood-tinged vomiting.

Vets recommend that aspirin not be administered in conjunction with steroids. If your dog has allergies and is taking corticosteroids, it should not be given aspirin nor should aspirin be given to dogs with ulcers or stomach lining problems.

The answer to the question “Can I Give My Dog Aspirin?” is not the same for puppies. Aspirin should never be given to puppies, as they lack the necessary enzymes to break down the aspirin which can result in severe organ damage. Aspirin is also not recommended for dogs that are pregnant as it could cause birth defects.

While aspirin is an effective pain reliever, it does not slow down the advancement of arthritis in a dog due to its negative effects on proteoglycan synthesis, needed for other normal bodily functions, and the long-term use of aspirin for arthritis can lead to premature degeneration of the dog’s joints.

Don’t give your dog aspirin as a long-term aid for hip dysplasia or arthritis pain. Its destructive side effects on joint cartilage and possible irritation of the stomach can result in stomach, liver and kidney damage.

A more effective and safer way to treat arthritis and hip dysplasia is with Winston’s Joint System an all-natural formula developed by a Naturopathic Doctor to heal his own beloved dog. For over 20 years, this long-proven formula has been giving relief from pain and stiffness to all breeds and ages of dogs.

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How long do Shih Tzus live?

How long do Shih Tzus live?
Packing on the pounds: While packing on pounds can affect the health of any pet, it's especially dangerous for little dogs like Shih Tzus, where even a few extra ounces can weigh heavily on a dog's back, joints and other organs. One way to tell if a
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Dog owners invited to bring pets for free health 'MOT'
Dog owners in Eastbourne are invited to bring their pooches along for a free health 'MOT' on when the PDSA visits in the first week of May as part its annual pet health tour. PDSA Vet Nurse Amy Henson will examine canine visitors' weight, body-shape
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As we get older, it's important to be active socially to stay healthy. Take a walk with a friend or a neighbor, join a book club or volunteer at your local pet shelter or local Y. Being connected to the community keeps you healthy! » 5. Take a snooze
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Good post! Here are my comments and additions! * …

Good post! Here are my comments and additions!

* First my add to this list of stuff for home treatments. One of my pit pups got a red itchy rash on his belly right at the front of the crease where each hind leg joins his body and also right in front of his penis. At first I was concerned that it might be an allergy thing and since the skin was red and kinda dry/flaky sometimes I tried rubbing in some coconut oil (which is also perhaps a bit anti-microbial). It helped the flakiness but then I realized I was smelling the 'hot spot' smell too and so maybe adding moisture wasn't so good. So I went the other way. I rinsed it off with diluted apple cider vinegar once a day followed by powdering it with cornstarch. In just one day it looked a lot better, after 2 vinegar rinses I just did corn starch once or twice a day as needed to keep it all dry and by day 4 he was all better. No food allergies and no reoccurrence! Yea!

* As folks have mentioned Benadryl, while known for acting as a mild sedative can and does cause hyperactivity or agitation in some folks (or dogs!) either just as their 'normal' reaction to it or in cases of overdose. In large enough overdoses in can cause flushing, dry mouth, super constricted pupils, and agitation. But it DOES work well for dogs just as it does for people in most cases.

* When it comes to bee stings in MAY be a good idea to AVOID things like Benadryl unless you or your dog has a serious reaction. There is some discussion amongst beekeepers that feel that treating beestings with anti-histamines and/or anti-inflammatories may contribute to increasing the severity of future stings. So it's worth considering if you only have a mild welt to deal with!

* For broken toenails or other minor bleeding cayenne pepper makes a good styptic powder. It sounds like it would be awful I know but it doesn't hurt! I don't have much luck with flour. I just end up with blood AND flour all over!

* For the overgrown toenails I'd recommend the Dremeling as well. You can grind down MUCH closer (or even INTO the quick) without the dog minding much. (not recommending you TRY to get into the quick, just saying they don't seem to care as much). You may be able to get the quick to recede better that way.
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JUST ONE WEEK AWAY – South Jersey’s First Pet Symposium – “Integrative Care & Responsible Pet Parenting”

South Jersey’s First Pet Symposium – “Integrative Care & Responsible Pet Parenting”                                                     

SOUTH JERSEY'S FIRST PET SYMPOSIUMSaturday, April 5th, 2014, 12:00 – 5:00 at the Palmyra Community Center, 30 W. Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ 08065      Directions

JUST 1 WEEK AWAY… HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS YET???

What an incredible day of community outreach for pet parents, pet sitters, fosters, rescues, shelters, and anyone working with and/or loving animals.  Anyone affiliated with a rescue, shelter, or animal welfare/advocacy group does not pay for admission; first responders also attend for free… registration is still required via FB message or an email to: ivegotthescoop@yahoo.com

IS YOUR PET SUFFERING IN PAIN UNNECESSARILY???

Do you have the knowledge and skills to intervene if your pet was unconscious or choking, know how to locate their pulse before administering CPR? YOUR actions could be the difference between life and death, until veterinary care is received.

Attend the symposium and EMPOWER yourself with knowledge and the skills to save your beloved pet’s life in an emergency… learn how to read pet food labels, recognize contributors and consequences of obesity, the benefits of feeding a raw diet, and understand the myths of pet nutrition.

Gain the ability to make informed, better decisions regarding your pet’s care, by learning about natural treatment options and noninvasive modalities such as acupuncture, cold laser, physical therapy, and massage, to improve the quality of your pet’s life!

Learn about Veterinary Specialty Medicine, Therapeutic Benefits of Canine Massage, How to Build/Maintain Healthy Relationships with your Dog, and have your questions answered by a behavioral consultant. Receive advice from a professional pet sitter as to the importance of using a professional as opposed to the kid next door, and receive information to assist you in choosing the best pet sitter for your furry companion. An attorney will explain Pet Trusts and Providing for your Beloved Pet when you Pass.

Join us for a day of Interactive Lectures and Demonstrations by Expert Veterinarians and Esteemed Pet Professionals, facilitating an informative day of community outreach and education for pet parents, pet sitters, fosters, rescues, shelters, and anyone working with and/or loving animals.

Meet Drs. Lisa Aumiller, Dana Koch, Russell Howe-Smith, Daniel Stobie, DVMMartha Cline, DVM; Timothy Rice, Esquire; Karen Fazio; Lisa Madison, SAMP; and, myself, Lori Genstein : )

Your symposium experience shall begin receiving the Warmest Welcome by the “Furry Angels” a local chapter of Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs; they come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds.

Everyone shall enjoy live, hands-on demonstrations and lectures, in small groups, and have an opportunity to speak with some of the most respected veterinarians in NJ!!

Please see Symposium Details for complete details, interactive links to read about each expert veterinarian and pet professional speaking, get directions. and purchase tickets… or the Facebook Event Page

In addition to the lectures by expert veterinarians, also providing demonstrations and speaking to attendees around the Community Center will be:

Louis Whalin, Vet Tech – HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service: Routine Grooming your Pets Need. Learn about the importance of brushing teeth, clipping nails, and have all of your grooming questions answered.

Burlington CART (County Animal Response Team) – Disaster Preparedness and MicroChipping

Debra Bjorling, Hamiilton Pet Meadow, discussing Pet Loss and Providing Grief Counseling to anyone wishing to discuss the loss of their beloved pet.

Food and drinks shall be provided, attendees will receive a complimentary giveaway bag with a variety of products, there will be great surprise giveaways, and much more!

100% of the money raised shall be donated to the 501 (c) 3, Non-Profit, NO-KILL Animal Charities below… to help them continue making miracles happen!!!

Animal Adoption Center
All They Need Is Love Animal Rescue
Lynn’s Animal Rescue
Randalls Rescue
Paw It 4ward Foundation Rescue

Exhibitors will be:

Pet Valu Cinnaminson – Meet Kathy, store manager… she is excited to hear all about your pet’s needs and how she may help you in the Cinnaminson Pet Valu Store!

Villa La PAWS Maple Shade

GGC Healthy Paws, LLC – Roxy’s Favorite Biscuits

Korman Residential – Willow Shores Palmyra, NJ

An assortment of lovely items are being donated… so be sure to get your tickets on line!!!

Parking is free, the Community Center is accessible and just 1 block from the Palmyra RiverLINE Train Station.

Thank you to our extremely generous, main sponsor, HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service for making this informative community outreach day dedicated to animal lovers possible!!!

The list of wonderful sponsors and contributors is growing!!!! Additional huge thanks to our talented event photographer, Valerie Bruder Photography, who will be donating her time and excellence to photograph the event; Networks Plus for their ongoing technical assistance; Cinnaminson Pet Valu, for their incredible sponsorship and giveaway products; VERY GENEROUS sponsors, ALL DOGS POOP Dog Waste Removal Service, and GGC Healthy Paws LLC; Chesterfield Veterinary Clinic; Kaplan, Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporters, and Access Printing, Inc., for their quality printing and outstanding customer service!!!

If you have any questions, please call me @ (856) 906-7111, and I’ll happy to assist you!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there for this PAWSOME event!

Lori

Limited Seating is available – Advanced Ticket Purchase is Necessary     Those attending at no cost must still register, please via email to ivegotthescoop@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Business Owner Defeats Racial Inequality, Makes History


Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 11, 2014

Introducing the first African American business owner to issue stock on Wall Street: Henry G. Parks, Jr.

?Businessman First? by Maurice W. Dorsey captures the important achievements of ?Mr. Parks,? an African American manufacturing business owner who built his company to a multimillion-dollar level during the 1960s when racial inequality was especially prevalent.

?A business man who manufactures pork products is not viewed as glamorous,? Dorsey said. ?But Mr. Parks had a great vision, mission, goals, objectives, and more over, a great product.?

This new biography is an answer to the lack of recognition of Parks? journey to success in African American history. A joint project between the author and the subject prior to his death, ?Businessman First? highlights the strategy, dedication and perseverance Mr. Parks orchestrated to build his company from the ground up.

The multi-generational friendship between these two African American men influenced the author?s own successful career in government and education. Dorsey?s 16-year friendship with Parks emphasizes the need for strong African American leaders to mentor youth today.

?Though there was a three-decade difference in our ages, we built an almost inseparable friendship,? Dorsey said. ?He was ending a career and I was starting one- the likelihood of Mr. Parks and I meeting was orchestrated by the universe.?

Businessman First by Maurice W. Dorsey

Hardcover, $ 29.99

Paperback, $ 19.99

e-Book, $ 3.99

ISBN: 978-1-49311-478-8

Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and bookstore.xlibris.com

About the Author

Maurice W. Dorsey graduated as the only African American in his class at the Bel Air Senior High School, Bel Air, Md., in 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from the University of Maryland and a master?s degree in liberal arts from the Johns Hopkins University. He also earned a second master?s degree in education from the Loyola College of Maryland. Dorsey returned to the University of Maryland to earn a doctorate in education in 1985. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, finding his career in secondary education, higher education, and government. Dorsey retired from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture in 2012. He resides in Washington, D.C.







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A little Edgar Allan Poe on Caffeinated Randomness

It’s been a while since I’ve seen Caffeinated Randomness going on at “http://www.nictomsmom.blogspot.com and its with hope and prayer that she will resurrect it again, in the meantime, I will continue on here, till otherwise. It’s Friday! Yeah! Sky is pretty grey here and been keeping friends covered with prayer, with one eye on the radar…



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How to Write a Blog vs How to Write a Book

After writing a blog for half a decade now, you’d think that the transition from blog to book would be effortless; and if not that, at least somewhat intuitive. You’d be wrong. It’s kind of like saying, hey, I walk my dog every day, I’m totally up for a triathlon.

Some of you have asked how it’s going or what it’s like. It’s not easy, but really, what good things in life are? I’m enjoying the process immensely. I’m Ralph Macchio currently getting edited by my very own Pat Morita. We are on our way! The first draft of (who knows how many versions of) All Dogs Go to Kevin is complete, and I’ve learned a lot along the way.

How to write a blog:

1. Get a WordPress account.

2. Write something.

3. Edit (optional)

4. Publish.

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5. Repeat for 5 years or so.

How to write a book (Option 1):

1. Adopt a funny looking animal.

2. Join reddit.

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How to write a book (Option 2):

1. Write a blog (optional but strongly recommended)

2. Write some stuff. Show it to an agent.

3. Trash what you wrote in Step 2. Repeat step 2 and 3, eight times.

4. Take a break and wallow in despair at your crummy writing skills.

5. Write some better stuff. Now you have a proposal. Agent shows it to a publisher.

6. Don’t forget to blog about steps 1-5

7. Publisher gives you a contract longer than your actual proposal, plus a deadline for an actual book consisting of a whole lot more words than you’ve ever strung together in your life.

8. Write some stuff. Show it to no one.

9. Write some more stuff. Panic a little. Read, a lot.

10. Attempt to edit, get paralyzed with inability to see beyond current sentence. Decide entire thing is a steaming pile of garbage but now it’s too late to turn back and all you have is a deadline and some roadkill.

11. Hand manuscript to editor with the same apologetic smile you use when you give a dirty diaper to the flight attendant.

12. Wait, breathlessly. Blog a little. Wallow some more in the certitude you are no Maya Angelou, no Stephen King, no Harper Lee.

13. Pick up 50 Shades of Grey and Snooki’s latest book, then feel better about Number 12. Maybe it’s doable after all.

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14. Open up envelope with your first draft manuscript, neatly evaluated by an editor kind enough to use a pencil and not a big red crayon for the comments. You’re the before scene in an 80′s teen flick. All you need is some tough love and a montage to get into shape!

15. ??? That’s as far as I made it as of today. I’ve got one year to fill in the rest and then we can all pretend it was an effortless endeavor.

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Check back in a month for coffee rings, notes written in my own blood and perhaps some tooth marks from a neglected dog.

All that being said, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t deliriously happy. I love every moment of the process.

 

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Nice Dental Bone photos

A few nice dental bone images I found:

Trepanation
dental bone

Image by Travis S.
This is one of many skulls found in Monte Alban. This one, however, was subjected to cranial deformation. This probably led to issues later in life that led to this surgical trepanation. Note all the drill holes, possibly to relieve the pressure on the brain from having a modified skull.

The sign for explaining this particular skull is in Spanish. A rough translation reads:

Intentional cranial deformation was practiced among children, forever being marked. This could be done in two ways: a type of "erect tabular" achieved by pressing the frontal and occipital portions of the skull together with two tabular boards; the other is done with a tight band around the frontal and parietal portions of the skull creating a conical effect.

Monte Alban is the only major center known in Prehispanic Mesoamerica where trepanation was done. There have been cases of trepanation found in more than 20 burials in the Epoch IIIB-IV. The individuals were worked on surgically using drilling techniques, cutting or scraping the bone to perforate the skull, probably with the intent of curing an infection, as the skull shows signs of skull modification by disease and trepanation.

Dental mutilation was practiced with fine aesthetics, in young people around the ages of 20 to 25. This includes several types of incisions and cuts on the edges of the teeth. Some clay figurines show the same patterns of mutilation. There was also the practice of inlaying magnetite or jade into the teeth by drilling holes into the incisors.

Cranial Deformation
dental bone

Image by Travis S.
This is one of many skulls found in Monte Alban. This one, however, was subjected to cranial deformation. This probably led to issues later in life that led to surgical trepanation.

The sign for explaining this particular skull is in Spanish. A rough translation reads:

Intentional cranial deformation was practiced among children, forever being marked. This could be done in two ways: a type of "erect tabular" achieved by pressing the frontal and occipital portions of the skull together with two tabular boards; the other is done with a tight band around the frontal and parietal portions of the skull creating a conical effect.

Monte Alban is the only major center known in Prehispanic Mesoamerica where trepanation was done. There have been cases of trepanation found in more than 20 burials in the Epoch IIIB-IV. The individuals were worked on surgically using drilling techniques, cutting or scraping the bone to perforate the skull, probably with the intent of curing an infection, as the skull shows signs of skull modification by disease and trepanation.

Dental mutilation was practiced with fine aesthetics, in young people around the ages of 20 to 25. This includes several types of incisions and cuts on the edges of the teeth. Some clay figurines show the same patterns of mutilation. There was also the practice of inlaying magnetite or jade into the teeth by drilling holes into the incisors.

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5 Compelling Reasons to Read the Bible Today (Guest Article)

5 Compelling Reasons to Read the Bible Today By Wayne Davies Are you looking for motivation to read your Bible today? There are many good reasons to do so; here are five. Any one of them should provide the inspiration you need to take action and follow through on your desire for some quality Bible-time. Read…



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