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Benefits of Having a Dog

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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Need A Little Help With Your Health? Get A Dog! Dogs are considered man's best friend. But did you know that having a dog gives you several heath benefits? In studies done by medical professionals, dog owners benefit from their pet's presence in several ways: 1) Improved cardiovascular health - Dog owners have been proven to have blood pressure and cholesterol lower than ordinary people. These factors reduce the chance for cardiovascular diseases. Stroking a pet has long been known to reduce

Why do people sponsor an animal?

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Many people now prefer to sponsor an animal in addition to - or rather than - having their own pet. And this is good news! Sponsoring an animal has many benefits - both to the person who is taking out the sponsorship and the organisation - and the animal - being sponsored. So how does it work? Basically, sponsorships of an animal, whether it be a lion or orang-utan, a donkey, rabbit or a rodent tend to be run by animal welfare organisations such as charities and other non-profit concerns. Ben

How To Clean Cat Urine – Home Remedies and Commercial Products

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Anyone who has ever owned a cat has likely had the experience of stepping in a cold puddle of urine on the floor at least once. When it's on linoleum or another washable surface, it's not so bad, but when it starts happening on carpet and rugs - then you've got a real problem. Urine can soak down deep and the smell can linger for months if not cleaned properly. Cats tend to go back to the same area they've urinated before, and even when we think the smell is gone, a cat's nose knows exactly whe

English Bulldog History and Breeder Information

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The AKC standard for the English Bulldog is medium size, around 40-50 pounds. English Bulldog's have a smooth coat, a large short-face head, low swung body with wide shoulders. Today, Bulldogs are bred as a friendly dog that interacts well with both humans and other dogs. English Bulldog puppies and adult dogs can be cheerful, playful, frisky, suborn and protective. Bulldogs are know for their unique personalities. The English Bulldog's flat face has been know to cause breathing problems for t

Shiba Inu History and Breeder Information

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The Shiba Inu is a small, active Japanese breed dog. Shiba's are the smallest of the six original Japanese breeds. Shiba's are most similar in terms of appearance of the Akita, except quite a bit smaller. Originally, Shiba Inu's were bred for hunting purposes in the mountains of Japan. Shiba Inus have also been called the Shiba Ken. The word 'Shiba' means 'small' in Japanese, while 'Inu' simply means 'dog.' This is obviously testament to their size as Shibas range from just 14.5 to 16.5 inches

Akita History and Breeder Information

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The Akita, also known as the Akita Inu or Akita-ken, is a large Japanese dog breed. They are named after Akita Precture, which is a region in Northern Japan. In Japan, the Akita is usually referred to as Akita-ken. 'Ken' means 'dog' is Japanese as does 'inu.' Male Akitas usually stand 24 to 28 inches tall and weight approximately 120 pounds. Females usually weigh about 100 pounds. Akitas can be black, brindle, white, fawn, or any combination or variety of these colors. Akita puppies and teens l

Dog Training – House Training Your Dog

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One of the most confusing and anxiety-ridden areas of dog training is house training. Yet, it is one of the most important, especially for the humans involved. The best way to understand and find success with house training is to use the dog's own nature to help you. Dogs are, by instinct, very clean animals. They would rather not soil any areas where they normally sleep or eat. Dogs are also creatures of habit --- they like to know where they're supposed to go urinate and defecate. If the do

Your Puppies First Groom

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Your Puppies First Groom A Puppy's first visit to a groomer should be a pleasant time for the little one. Here are some things you can do to make that first visit easier on everyone involved: Good grooming begins at home. Start the pups first session about 20 minutes after a meal. The puppy will settle down at this time and is possibly a bit sleepy. Use a soft brush and comb. Don't be surprised if the puppy wiggles about. Don't give in when this happens, just slow your hand motions an

Boring Ordinary Dog Tags – Are There Better-looking Personalized Dog Tags Out There…?

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I was wondering if you share the same problem as myself 5 months back? You see. I failed to find any unique or good-looking personalized dog tags anywhere - online or offline! The search mission for a better-looking tag started when my girlfriend, Alice bought a new Chihuahua pup - Misty. While looking for a dog tag, she complained to me that most of the dog tags available are both too ordinary and actually boring looking.... "C'mon, there must be better-looking ones..." I assured her confi

Could a German Shepherd be the right dog for you?

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The German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian or Schafer(hund)) is an intelligent breed of dog. Because they are eager to please, they are easily trained in obedience and protection. The German Shepherd Dog is a large, strong, substantial-looking dog. Ever since Rin Tin Tin became a famous television personality, the German Shepherd has gone from an already popular dog breed to one of the most well known breeds on earth. This versatile dog breed seems to be everywhere that a dog can be of help, from war t

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