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Why do people sponsor an animal?

  • Posted May 14, 2006
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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

Keeping Your Pooch Happy

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In today's world most people don't have much time to spend with their dog. With a hectic lifestyle a dog can be left alone for many hours without stimulation which can lead to inactivity boredom and overall unhappiness. Boredom signals Boredom can lead to behavioral problems such as separation anxiety as the dog dreads being left alone again. Dogs can become destructive - as an attempt to amuse themselves, and as a behavioral problem. They start to bark incessantly, and can become aggressive.

Keeping your dogs’ fur healthy and looking great

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Keeping a dog's fur healthy and looking great isn't as difficult as you think. It does take some work to keep it in good condition but it is definitely worth the effort. With a little extra work you can make your dog's coat shine but also protect his skin from disease. Dietary changes you can try Your dog's skin and coat are linked to their diet and nutrition. Due to this, many skin conditions and coat problems can be treated through homeopathic dietary methods. Fatty acids are essential when

Raising a healthy and happy puppy

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Raising a puppy can be very rewarding and fun, however if it is not done correctly the puppy can develop behavioral problems and aggressive tendencies. This guide is a quick reference for those who are in need of advice on how to raise your new puppy. Tips on how to keep the puppy happy and in good behavior Puppies really enjoy chewing on different things. They are much like human infants in the sense that they put everything in their mouths, especially during a teething period. Try and find a

Why dogs bark

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Picture this, you're walking in the park, minding your own business when suddenly a dog comes up to you and starts barking. You start to panic because there is no reason for this dog to be barking at you. Why is this dog barking? Dogs bark because we humans want our dogs to bark. For years our domestication process and selective breeding has allowed our dogs to develop their barking abilities. Wolves don't bark, so through genetic engineering and the selective breeding process, dogs these da

Easy methods to keep a dog exercised

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My friend had a dog that rarely had any physical activity. The dog was only let out into the backyard to go to the bathroom. The dog was overweight with its stomach hanging to the ground and had a long list of health problems including heart disease. This is not only cruel to animals but it affects their life in various ways. Unfortunately my friend's dog passed away at an early age due to its lifestyle. Keeping your dog fit will improve his quality of life as well as the aging process. When h

Importance of Neutoring

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Every year millions of dogs are put to death because there are way too many dogs. Puppies are born but there are not enough people to take care of them. They are thus put to death. In order to minimize these deaths, dogs should be spayed or neutered to avoid such unhappy deaths. When we hear the word spaying, we are basically explaining the removal of the uterus and the ovaries in bitches. The world castration refers to removing a male dog's testicles. Neutering is basically a general term tha

Dog Training

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It is important for you to train your dog to perform correct behaviours so that both of you can maintain a happy relationship. It is important for you as an owner to be the boss. If the dog thinks he is higher than you, he will not obey you and may perhaps even perform aggressive behaviours. The more that your dog respects you the more likely he will pursue your wishes. During your dog's first weeks, how you treat him will impact on where he sees his place in the family hierarchy. Where your d

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

Mr

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Pet owners are checking the labels! More than 65 million U.S. households have pets, and maintaining a pet's health is among the greatest challenges to ownership. Pet owners spend upwards of $12 billion per year on veterinary care. Now pet owners are going back to basics and checking label ingredients for harmful chemicals, fillers, antibiotics and steroids on the products they give their pets. A 2003 survey revealed 52% of pet owners are switching to all natural products for their pets. The mak

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