tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:12:57 +0000Pet Health Advice and Pet Tips by Pet Expert Wendy Nan ReesAsk Your Pet Health Questions Below and Get Expert Pet Health Advice from Wendy Nan Rees and other Experts. Wendy is a celebrated author of 6 books, radio host and is known as "The Pet Lifestyle Advisor". Tune in to her radio show on HEALTHYLIFE.NET - Tuesdays at 1pm PST, or listen to archives below! VISIT OUR MAIN WEBSITE at wendynanrees.com for more great pet ideas and advice (and a few of the coolest products you have ever seen!)http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/russell@optimumchoices.com (RussellLouieWS)Blogger134125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-2824639702626936724Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:07:00 +00002011-04-14T18:18:47.883-07:00The pet entrepreneurpet viruspet sudden sicknesspet heathHealth and/or AfflictionsA Nasty New Virus is Spreading - It almost killed our dog!<div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">This virus comes out of the blue and they don't know how it is spreading. Our dog had not been to the park of the vet in some time, so it is a mystery how it began. It is a frightening virus because there is a ton of internal blood leakage out of the the anus -- much more than from a burst hemorrhoid or something of the like.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">If you get any strange symptoms, know what a healthy dog’s vital statistics should be. This is something you really must know for many reasons. For example as I learned just this past Friday April 8, 2011 with my dog "Little Man", these basic facts will help you know immediately the seriousness (OR NOT) of the problem you are dealing with. I have listed vital statistics below.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large; font-weight: bold;">The Symptoms of the Strange New Virus That is a KILLER </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">I was first alerted to my "Little Man" not feeling well by coming home to a room full of Vomit and Blood everywhere but where did that come from? The vomit was basically clear so the blood was not coming from his front end and that left only one area. Yes the behind!<br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">Now I noticed Little Man (A Chihuahua at 5.9 pounds) very cold, his gums were white, and we gave him fluids some meds to see what would happen within four hours. But the blood was beginning now projectiling out every time he went to drink wanted. Out came blood at this point at alarming amounts.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">We rushed to our vet's office and within one hour they came to tell me they have done all they could for my little man with anti-diarrhea and anti-vomit medication. I learned that in the last eight days six other much bigger dogs had come in with this very new virus not known to our vet. They do not have anything they can do yet but suggesting forcing fluids to fight dehydration, your biggest enemy. To give fluids we were now giving Little man water by a syringe every hour and anti-vomit medicine and of course anti diarrhea medicine they also told me to bring him home if anyone was going to bring this small fighter back from the brink of death door that it would be his family!!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">What was so frightening is they told me “Wendy this is a very new virus which we have not even named as of today.” It has now been 36 hours and we now have zero blood for the last 24 hours but he will not take any food or water on his own. Dogs can live without food but I am giving him a syrup of vitamins and other fatty acids he needs to live by a syringe every three hours and giving him water also by a syringe every one hour. At the hospital they gave him fluids under his skin and that only made him colder yet helped to also save his life at eight years old. I am a fighter along with my Little man!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-APoiqD1Jurg/TaebsZWhKtI/AAAAAAAABfw/Uf8ikItEPLY/s1600/paw_logo_scan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-APoiqD1Jurg/TaebsZWhKtI/AAAAAAAABfw/Uf8ikItEPLY/s320/paw_logo_scan.jpg" width="309" /></a><span style="font-size: large;">I am posting this blog to help others to learn the early symptoms of this new virus right away so that we all may have a fighting chance to save our dog’s lives</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UbX2uCt2I7M/TaebiNtl80I/AAAAAAAABfs/uVcw-kqwGcQ/s1600/Wendy+and+Little+man+look+at+his+eyes+closed+Love.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UbX2uCt2I7M/TaebiNtl80I/AAAAAAAABfs/uVcw-kqwGcQ/s1600/Wendy+and+Little+man+look+at+his+eyes+closed+Love.jpg" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW - BUY A THERMOMETER BELOW<br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size: large;">Dogs’ Vital Statistics:</span></i></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size: large;">Take your dog's temperature under normal conditions to get a baseline temperature for comparison, in case they get sick or get disabled.</span></i></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size: large;">Pulse and Heart Rate, Normal resting rates:</span></i></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size: large;">Small dogs: 90-120 bpm (beats per minute)<br />Medium dogs 70-110 bpm<br />Large dogs: 60-90 bpm<br /></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size: large;">Pulse should be strong, regular and easy to locate in their arms, neck or rest your ear right on the heart if you must.</span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">Thermometers for puts are used anally and are available everywhere and are not expensive. the dog doesn't even feel it. A thermometer can save you costly trips to the vet, or get you to the vet faster by helping you know there is a real problem. I have put a low priced thermometer from a good company through AMAZON right after this article:</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>Normal temperature for dogs ranges from: 98 to 102.5 degrees. Thermometer should be almost clean when removed.</i></b> <b><i><span style="color: red;">Abnormalities are indicated by blood, diarrhea, or black, tarry stool.</span></i></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;"><b><i>* If you prefer to purchase a ready-made first aid kit, good choices include:</i></b><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">Medi Pet Deluxe First Aid Kit found below also.<br />The, Hiker First Aid Kit for Canines<br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">If someone is taking care of your pet while you're gone: show them where you place the, first-, aid kit and veterinary records, your veterinarian and emergency animal hospital info, how to contact you, and the name and phone number of a friend or relative in case you are unavailable. </span>In addition, let your vet know in advance who you have authorized to take your pet to the vet in your absence, and that you will pay for any emergency visit.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: large;">Those who have faced emergencies can see it is necessary to get your first aid kit together and become acquainted with it first-aid measures BEFORE you are confronted with an accident, emergency or sudden illness. Many situations require fast and appropriate action to prevent further injury, infection or death. So assemble a, first-aid kit now, so that you’ll be ready when your pet needs immediate help (see Below)<br /></span></div><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=halhougui-20&amp;o=1&amp;p=8&amp;l=as1&amp;asins=B0000AOWP1&amp;ref=tf_til&amp;fc1=000000&amp;IS2=1&amp;lt1=_blank&amp;m=amazon&amp;lc1=0000FF&amp;bc1=000000&amp;bg1=FFFFFF&amp;f=ifr" style="height: 240px; width: 120px;"></iframe><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=halhougui-20&amp;o=1&amp;p=8&amp;l=as1&amp;asins=B000KENV0W&amp;ref=tf_til&amp;fc1=000000&amp;IS2=1&amp;lt1=_blank&amp;m=amazon&amp;lc1=0000FF&amp;bc1=000000&amp;bg1=FFFFFF&amp;f=ifr" style="height: 240px; width: 120px;"></iframe><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><br /><iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=halhougui-20&amp;o=1&amp;p=8&amp;l=as1&amp;asins=B003H22KBA&amp;ref=tf_til&amp;fc1=000000&amp;IS2=1&amp;lt1=_blank&amp;m=amazon&amp;lc1=0000FF&amp;bc1=000000&amp;bg1=FFFFFF&amp;f=ifr" style="height: 240px; width: 120px;"></iframe><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">We are blessed to update as of today April 14,2011 Little Man is doing well! Please do always feel free to email me with any help or questions</span><br /><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;">Thank You!- Our 5 1/2 Pound of joy is back!!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nj2o2K_7Wkw/Taec5hvn2oI/AAAAAAAABf0/8llDZA0k9WM/s1600/WNR+at+Barn+Laughing+with+Little+Man+Horses+what+is+Lm+doing+making+me+laugh+so+hard+fun+fun.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nj2o2K_7Wkw/Taec5hvn2oI/AAAAAAAABf0/8llDZA0k9WM/s320/WNR+at+Barn+Laughing+with+Little+Man+Horses+what+is+Lm+doing+making+me+laugh+so+hard+fun+fun.jpg" width="182" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal"></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-2824639702626936724?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2011/04/nasty-new-virus-is-spreading-it-almost.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-336095252345269161Sun, 10 Apr 2011 05:36:00 +00002011-04-09T23:21:05.939-07:00sober livinghalfway housesSober Living Halfway House Search - Why we are now so hot.<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PPGZ_Q5zKns?fs=1" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="344" width="425"></iframe><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-336095252345269161?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2011/04/sober-living-halfway-house-search-why.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-3923360552892951487Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:28:00 +00002011-04-02T11:32:45.149-07:00Are you ready in case of an emergency?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WwpSm_mKdZY/TZdrvcnNiLI/AAAAAAAABfc/bTUWVnNlrPI/s1600/paw_logo_scan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="320" width="310" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WwpSm_mKdZY/TZdrvcnNiLI/AAAAAAAABfc/bTUWVnNlrPI/s320/paw_logo_scan.jpg" /></a></div><br />Are you ready in case of an emergency? What happens if Mother Nature hits and you have to leave? Or if a something like a gas leak, an extended power outage, or a nuclear leak hits, do you have a plan? No matter where you live it is always best to have a plan and know what to do in an emergency.<br /><br /><b>Here is a list of things you should have on hand in case you have to leave. Or in case, as here in California we have an earthquake, you should have at least seven days of supplies and food for you and your pets. Given recent events around the country, some of my sources even suggest a two to three week supply.</b><br /><br />Make sure your dog has a collar and an identification tag that has their name, your name and phone number on it. Include the phone number of a relative who is out-of-state, who can be contacted in case your phone line is out. Consider having your pet permanently identified with a tattoo or microchip. If your pet becomes lost, periodically check with your out-of-state relative in case they get any news from authorities who may have found your pet. If your pet is lost, post pictures and/or flyers and constantly check with all shelters within a twenty mile radius.<br /><br />Make sure to keep your gas tank at least half-full and remember to evacuate early and take your pets with you. If you have larger animals, make sure your trailer is in good condition and stocked with their appropriate food needs. After a rainstorm, make sure to empty all containers where water may have collected, so they don’t become stagnant and become a breeding place for mosquitoes or any bacteria or protozoa that could cause your pet to become ill.<br /><br /><br /><b>Disaster Preparedness List</b><br /><br />As part of your overall family disaster plan, you should also include a disaster kit for your animals. Here is a list of what your kit should include:<br />Leashes for all the family pets that can be leashed<br />A health record for your pet, which should include: <br />a) Your pet’s vaccination history<br />b) Your vet’s phone number and address<br />c) Any other pertinent information on any medical problems your pet may have<br />d) Sufficient medications for your pet for at least a week, and make sure to rotate the medicine you use for them so it doesn’t expire from age.<br />e) Depending on how long you will be gone, you may also consider getting a prescription for additional medicines, just in case you have to go to another town and cannot get to your vet’s office. <br />You should also have enough food and water for seven days for your animals. <br />Be sure to have a gallon of water per day for a medium-sized dog, and about a quart per day for small dogs.<br />Food should be stored in watertight containers and should be rotated to keep it fresh.<br />Make sure that the carriers for your animals are readily accessible. <br />You should have recent photographs of all your pets in the kit. This helps shelters identify them if they become lost and happen to be picked up by animal control.<br />Include a list of friends, veterinarians and kennels where your pets can stay during a disaster.<br />Pack their first aid kit, blankets, towels, muzzles for an emergency, and a manual can opener.<br />Food and water bowls for your pets.<br />A pooper scooper and plastic bags for pet waste<br />A battery-operated radio, in case of a power outage, or you are somewhere without electricity.<br />Batteries<br />Gloves: rubber and leather work gloves<br />Rope, waterproof nylon in 12 foot lengths<br />Bungee cords<br />Candles<br />Pet wipes<br />Liquid soap<br />Paper filter masks<br />Paper cups and plates<br />Disposable camera<br />Candles and matches in a zip-lock bag<br />Box of zip-lock bags<br />Tape, moving tape, electrical tape: in case you have to make posters<br />Permanent marker<br />Silver thermal blanket (you can get at a camping store)<br />Kaopectate<br />Roll of plastic for water barrier, in case of sleeping on ground<br />I even have a battery powered television/radio for getting emergency information.<br />All of the above items should be stored in a plastic tub, somewhere near your front door.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-3923360552892951487?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2011/03/are-you-ready-in-case-of-emergency_15.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Wendy Nan Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-727296950079102071Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:14:00 +00002011-02-28T11:37:00.317-08:00wendy Nan Rees paw tagsdog foodDr Kevin Schlanger how to pick your pets foodPetsideHow To Choose Your Dog's Food<object width="320" height="266" class="BLOG_video_class" id="BLOG_video-ee50abfd9071a17b" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/get_player"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="flashvars" value="flvurl=http%3A%2F%2Fv18.nonxt6.googlevideo.com%2Fvideoplayback%3Fid%3Dee50abfd9071a17b%26itag%3D5%26app%3Dblogger%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1305417671%26sparams%3Did%252Citag%252Cip%252Cipbits%252Cexpire%26signature%3D221ECD3242FD78FF42B97DCA121914249FF81F37.240231D1A6BD83A721BEDE0E118159461F6103DB%26key%3Dck1&amp;iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer2%3Fapp%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Dee50abfd9071a17b%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DQ5eLwEeJ9oQs-JMdv7ppt2F6AC8&amp;autoplay=0&amp;ps=blogger"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/get_player" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"width="320" height="266" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"flashvars="flvurl=http%3A%2F%2Fv18.nonxt6.googlevideo.com%2Fvideoplayback%3Fid%3Dee50abfd9071a17b%26itag%3D5%26app%3Dblogger%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1305417671%26sparams%3Did%252Citag%252Cip%252Cipbits%252Cexpire%26signature%3D221ECD3242FD78FF42B97DCA121914249FF81F37.240231D1A6BD83A721BEDE0E118159461F6103DB%26key%3Dck1&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer2%3Fapp%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Dee50abfd9071a17b%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3DQ5eLwEeJ9oQs-JMdv7ppt2F6AC8&autoplay=0&ps=blogger"allowFullScreen="true" /></object><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-727296950079102071?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2011/02/how-to-choose-your-dogs-food.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Pet Lifestyle Advisor)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-6505186547631270611Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:32:00 +00002011-02-23T12:32:24.654-08:00Tom ReesWendy nan Rees SennyDog saved my lifeIN LOVING MEMORY Senator Rees Passed away Last night February 20, 2011<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #191c1e; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #191c1e; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LXvLAllyC50/TWU-umpmcFI/AAAAAAAABX4/6RM8TKWKNpk/s1600/dogs+in+car_003%252B.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="173" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LXvLAllyC50/TWU-umpmcFI/AAAAAAAABX4/6RM8TKWKNpk/s200/dogs+in+car_003%252B.jpg" width="200" /></a></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #191c1e; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J0Z9D5DJf4s/TWU-9kklu1I/AAAAAAAABX8/t73zphlJs2U/s1600/TR%2526dogs_023BW.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J0Z9D5DJf4s/TWU-9kklu1I/AAAAAAAABX8/t73zphlJs2U/s200/TR%2526dogs_023BW.jpg" width="142" /></a></span></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #191c1e; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';"><span style="color: #215968; font-family: &quot;AR CENA&quot;; font-size: 36.0pt; line-height: 120%; mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha: 100.0%; mso-style-textfill-fill-color: #215968; mso-style-textfill-fill-colortransforms: lumm=50000; mso-style-textfill-fill-themecolor: accent5; mso-themecolor: accent5; mso-themeshade: 128;"><span style="color: windowtext;">IN LOVING MEMORY<o:p></o:p></span></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #191c1e; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';"> <div class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: windowtext; font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Senator Rees Passed away Last night February 20, 2011<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">At 6:45 PM at his Papa’s Home in Los Angeles, CA Just where he wanted to be! On his terms – When Tom went out to get a few supplies for himself and Senny he arrived back home talking all the way to his Best Friend when he heard no thumping of Senny’s gigantic tail he began to hear his own heart say NO NO please God no! It had only been 15 minutes when he asked if Senny wanted anything from their favorite store. Only to arrive shortly back home to discover that Senny had quietly had slipped away from all of us who so dearly Loved him. I firmly believe in my heart that our Governor came down to be with Senny in his last minutes here on earth to help guide him gently into heaven and help him realize his now golden wings so that he may carry to stay with Tommy on his Papa’s shoulders just as Governor has done with me for the last few years. They both have Loved us more than we shall ever be able to communicate yet for all Dog Lovers out there we know you to share, this incredible relationship with us that is just a once in a lifetime experience we never know when it will hit or what pet it will happen with. I Pray for all Animal Lovers to have that relationship if not with all your Animals Then I do hope at least just once because Tommy and myself were so blessed to meet and spend time with Governor &amp; Senator Rees May they both rest in peace!<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Thank You Boys- for no one will carry the title “the Boys”<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">We have officially retired our catch phrase because you two are our ‘Boys”<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Well Done-<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Love<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Lord Captain Bowes Rees<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Little Man<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Sammy<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Tom Rees<o:p></o:p></span></i></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style="font-family: GaramondBoldItalic;">Wendy Nan Rees&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></i></div></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-6505186547631270611?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2011/02/in-loving-memory-senator-rees-passed.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Wendy Nan Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-5289218176272082397Mon, 07 Feb 2011 21:04:00 +00002011-02-07T13:04:16.986-08:00wendy Nan Rees paw tagsLet's Talk About Why Paw Tags Are So Good & Why One Should Try Them<div><span style="color: #00007f;">"I have provided my pets the very best of Lost Pet Search &amp; Rescue protection with Pawtags Rescue ID&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #274e13;">Tags.</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #00007f;">&nbsp;Their Live Operator Team is trained to provide top notch assistance for immediate retrieval of lost pets. It's a great value"</span></div><div><span style="color: #00007f;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #00007f;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Wendy Nan-Rees</em></span><br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="color: #17365d; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-themecolor: text2; mso-themeshade: 191;">Before micro chipping, many people tattooed their dogs on their bellies and their thighs; this was commonly done with show dogs.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>When micro chipping became available and affordable to the general population, people started to realize what a great idea this is.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The microchip is a size of a small grain of rice and the vet uses a special gun to place under the dog’s skin.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The microchip is scanned before and after it is in place.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Some dogs will yelp or cry during this process, some may not notice the process happening.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Be sure to use a lot of rewards and praise while the process is taking place.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>This is really the best way should your dog be lost and put into pound or in a vet’s office, you can find him easily.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>No two microchips are the same, each chip has your dogs and your personal information stored in a data base.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>This is something almost all vets can do; the cost is between $40-60 for each dog.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>If you do not want to microchip your dog, be sure your dog has up to date tags at all times and it is also a good idea to register with the new online sites with your dog’s and personal information, should they go on a little adventure too far from home.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It is also important to note that doggy GPS collars are starting to be widely used.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>This is also something worthwhile looking into because if your dog slips out through a hole in fence, hopefully your GPS tracking collar is on and you should be able to find Fido trotting down the road within minutes.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="color: #17365d; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-themecolor: text2; mso-themeshade: 191;">Here is my problem with all of these systems which all can work- The average person that finds a lost pet does not have a scanner to read a microchip, nor do they have a way to read a GPS system and they most likely need to just be able to look at a tag read it and be able to take the pet to a safe place. By using the very high tech system of what the PAW TAG’S have to offer it is amazing to what they can get done in about twenty minutes of first getting the call of a missing pet. What I am asking of my readers is to simply&nbsp;go to the site&nbsp;for yourself to just&nbsp;see what it is they offer nothing more. I am that confident you will be as a amazed as I have been&nbsp; <a href="http://www.pawtags.com/">http://www.pawtags.com/</a></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="color: #17365d; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-themecolor: text2; mso-themeshade: 191;">Please take my offer and make the call here is the toll free number to call please say Wendy Nan Rees has asked you to call to hear what is you offer that is so different.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 10pt; text-align: center;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #17365d; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%; mso-themecolor: text2; mso-themeshade: 191;">&nbsp;Here is what makes Paw Tags so Different</span></b></div><span style="color: #17365d; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%; mso-themecolor: text2; mso-themeshade: 191;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;"><span style="color: #5f497a; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 20pt; mso-themecolor: accent4; mso-themeshade: 191;">a nationwide pet search and rescue service providing 24/7 live, trained operator support for owners of lost pets called “Pawtags Rescue” at <a href="http://www.pawtags.com/"><span style="color: #5f497a; mso-themecolor: accent4; mso-themeshade: 191;">www.pawtags.com</span></a>.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;"><span style="color: #5f497a; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 20pt; mso-themecolor: accent4; mso-themeshade: 191;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;"><span style="color: #5f497a; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 20pt; mso-themecolor: accent4; mso-themeshade: 191;">Global Pet Search spent over 2 years researching the problems and applying solutions for pet identification and more importantly the rescue and retrieval of lost animals. </span><span style="color: #5f497a; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 20pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-themecolor: accent4; mso-themeshade: 191;">This included extensive review of existing id programs and discussions with leading pet welfare organizations throughout the country. <br /><br />The key elements they are focused on changing are educating the public as to the true status of animal rescue, retrieval and identification. According to John most pet owners don’t understand that nearly 80% of all lost animals retrieved are euthanized. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;"><span style="color: #5f497a; font-family: 'Candy Buzz BTN','sans-serif'; font-size: 20pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-themecolor: accent4; mso-themeshade: 191;">He attributes this to poor identification, the lack of “immediate live support assistance” to finders of lost pets; and that owners of lost pets don’t know where to search for their animals. Global Pet Search, Inc. claims to be the only pet tagging service that utilizes zip code search assistance for all 10,000 animal control facilities in the US.</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 10pt; text-align: center;"></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><br /></div></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-5289218176272082397?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2011/02/lets-talk-about-why-paw-tags-are-so.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Wendy Nan Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-1907689544859761301Thu, 06 Jan 2011 06:18:00 +00002011-01-05T22:18:58.887-08:00Paw Tags SpecailGreat Pet Products"I have provided my pets the very best of Lost Pet Search & Rescue protection with Pawtags Rescue ID Tags. Their Live Operator Team is trained to provide top notch assistance for immediate retrieval of lost pets. It's a great value" Wendy Nan-Rees<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></span></div><div><span style="color: #00007f;">"I have provided my pets the very best of Lost Pet Search &amp; Rescue protection with Pawtags Rescue ID&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #274e13;">Tags.</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #00007f;">&nbsp;Their Live Operator Team is trained to provide top notch assistance for immediate retrieval of lost pets. It's a great value"</span></div><div><span style="color: #00007f;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Wendy Nan-Rees</em></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-1907689544859761301?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2011/01/i-have-provided-my-pets-very-best-of.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Wendy Nan Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-5915875483231260237Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:11:00 +00002011-01-05T22:18:27.482-08:00Great Pet ProductsNever, EVER Worry About Yout Dog or Cat Getting Lost AgainThis is Tom Rees writing to you. I was married to Wendy for 10 years, and while we divorced 5 years ago in 2005, we are still great friends and business associates. I help her with the blog and radio, and manage some of her business affairs.<br /><br />I am incredibly excited about a company that we have aligned with named Pawtag, a live 24/7 operator assisted Pet Rescue service. <span style="color:red;">THE COMPANY IS OFFERING A SPECIAL DEAL IN CALIFORNIA RIGHT NOW AND AN ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT FOR WENDY'S PEOPLE WHERE LIFETIME RESCUE COVERAGE IS ONLY $29.95 -- ONE TIME FEE ONLY</span>.To be honest I am so excited about it I'd like to buy into the company, and I'll tell you why in a second. First I just want to say, I have purchased Pawtags lifelong services for all four of Wendy's and my dogs because the company's management is offering a special deal during Pawtags' introduction here in California. If you have cats, they obviously work for cats too.<br /><br />Wendy and I have great dogs and we mix them up between houses because we are divorced but still good friends and working together. Occasionally one of them has to show off his independent side and run off to be the man about town. We both live near really busy through-streets though, so it is always kind of a panic attack when one of them decides to take off and we discover them missing. The next hours consist of driving down all the nearby streets calling out a name and whistling or banging food bowls together.<br /><br />A couple of times we have had people pick up a dog seeing that he was obviously lost, and they call the number on the tag. Well it's Wendy's number so if she's busy and can't pick up her phone for any reason, the person may not know what to do. Once we had one of the dogs taken to a dog-pound, but luckily we contacted them and figured out a dog matching our description had been brought in.That approach is sort of hit or miss, however, so I would not want to have to go through that again.<br /><a href="http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/11/click-anywhere-on-picture-to-buy.html">CLICK NOW TO BUY SPECIAL</a><br /><a href="http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/11/click-anywhere-on-picture-to-buy.html">http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/11/click-anywhere-on-picture-to-buy.html</a><br /><br />What if we hadn't contacted animal control when we did and they took a bunch of animals off to be euthanized and ours was mixed in somehow? Maybe I'm a little nuts, but that's the kind of thing I worry about. Let me just tell you why I am so jazzed about what Pawtag is doing:<br /><br />#1 I thought micro-chipping was a good idea until I learned that the technology with these microchips is always changing. That means there is no <span style="font-style: italic;">guarantee</span> that an animal center can read my microchip if its too new, or too old, or not the right brand 2, 4, or 10 years from now. The much bigger issue is, however, I want somebody to know my dog's name to be able to calm the animal, and I want to make 100% sure the rescuer can reach somebody right away. I don't want to count on them having to drive my dog to some clinic that hopefully can read my microchip. I don't want them keeping my dog and maybe locking him in a closet because they have to go out immediately.<br /><br />#2 A personal tag with the dog's name on it is OK, but I'd rather never be in the situation where a person calls the phone number on the tag, and whoever they're calling is busy at that moment or does not pickup. So use PAWTAG even if you have a regular tag. It is only $29.95 on a ONE-TIME basis. You can't lose!<br /><br />#3 Most importantly, if somehow my dog ends up in the pound, I want them to be able to notify someone right away. I don't want my dog hanging out where strays and all kinds of diseases are passed around.<br /><br />4 Pawtag solves all these problems with their 24/7 operated assisted rescue number. <b>I called it just to see how many rings it would take and if the operators would know exactly what to do. It was a great experience so I bought tags for all my dogs!</b><br /><br />Whoever finds the dog calls the 800 number , gives the operator the code on the tag, is immediately told the dog's name and that he just had all his shots, and the owner lives at xyz street 1.5 miles away (they have maps)-- "hold on a moment while I reach the owner". Then she's got Wendy to call, then me and if we don't answer goes down a list of numbers on the computer until she reaches somebody in your family.<br /><br />Before buying the Pawtags tags I called the operator's desk and asked myself what her procedure was, So I not only listed Wendy, but they have room on the input sheet for 10 phone numbers. I added Wendy, my best friend Steve, mom and dad, and sister!<br /><br />The bottom line is there is no room for error. Just while I was writing this article, a microchip article came up on my news. They have to reprogram the microchips, then add them to this manual universal data base. Then they talked about getting only 3 out of 4 animals back with their owners because of old data or things wrong, and they said that is a good number! I think it's terrible because it should be 100% an owner gets his or her pet back (barring accidents, God forbid). PAWTAG has NEVER not been able to locate an owner or owner's family and friends! <br /><br />So that's it in a nutshell. I believe this system beats all the others hands down, and for $29.99 for life you have a deal that's hard to beat. The only reason for NOT using this program would be you prefer a personal tag with the dog's name on it, but my answer to that is why take ANY risk of not being contacted? It would be WELL worth it to simply buy a second tag while it is going for such a discount (The Pawtag).<br /><br />If you have time to read the article that just popped up for microchips, they are trying to make it sound good -- but I see nothing better than Pawtag.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.blogger.com/goog_59838637">TO GET TO THE PAWTAG SITE WITH THE 50% DISCOUNT </a><a href="http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/11/click-anywhere-on-picture-to-buy.html">CLICK HERE!</a><br />**************************************************************************************<br />THE DANGER OF MICROCHIPS: Editor's Note: I believe that because this sector is in a shambles, its popularity will start to fall and be replaced with Pawtag:<br /><div class="headline"><h1>LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City Of Burien Can’t Read Pet Microchips?</h1><div style="clear: both;"><br /></div><div class="headlineleft"><a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/2010/09/15/letter-to-the-editor-city-of-burien-cant-read-pet-microchips/#respond">18 Comments</a></div><div class="headlineright"><a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/2010/09/15/letter-to-the-editor-city-of-burien-cant-read-pet-microchips/print/" rel="nofollow" title="Print This Post"><img alt="Print This Post" class="WP-PrintIcon" src="http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-print/images/printer_famfamfam.gif" style="border: 0px none;" title="Print This Post" /></a> <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/2010/09/15/letter-to-the-editor-city-of-burien-cant-read-pet-microchips/print/" rel="nofollow" title="Print This Post">Print This Post</a> </div></div><blockquote><img alt="" class="alignleft" src="http://waterlandblog.com/wp-content/images/lettereditor_thumb.jpg" height="150" width="150" />Hi my name is Delsie Baumgardner, I have a story I’m not sure if you’d be interested in but it would be helpful to people out there looking for their animals:<br />I lost my female calico cat she was about a year old and spayed and micro-chipped. She had been missing since Tuesday September 7th 2010. I put up signs on Friday September 10th since I never heard anything from any local shelters picking her up I figured I’d be notified if she did get picked up since she was micro-chipped.<br />I got a phone call from a lady Saturday night saying she was sorry to tell me some bad news about my cat that she was pretty sure it was my cat that was hit by a car on 136th and 2nd Ave South (I live on 136th and 3rd Ave South) and that she called a number that someone gave her to pick up the deceased body.<br />I called the number that the lady called to have her body picked up and it was the Burien public works department (phone number 206-248-5521) it was Monday morning I called and talked to a lady named Val. She said yes indeed the road crews picked up a deceased calico cat on 136th and 2nd Ave South on Thursday evening. I asked her if they checked her for a microchip and she said no, that unfortunately they don’t have scanners but that if a deceased animal is picked up with a collar and tags that they will notify the owner (cat’s get their collars and tags off plenty of times so we think micro-chipping them will be helpful) and that sometimes they keep the deceased body’s for a couple days but this one was too beat up for them to keep.<br />What I want to know is that these deceased animals that “road crews” are picking up and not checking for microchips why aren’t they taken to Burien animal care and control and checked for microchips then so that the proper person can be notified if the cat/dog is microchip? I feel that it is unfair that people don’t know, me being one person didn’t know that Burien had road crews picking up deceased animals. I was expecting animal control to have picked up my animal if anything and I don’t know for sure if it was my cat or not that was found near my house deceased or not. It would be nice for some owners to have that closure knowing or not. I also think that owners should know that road crews are picking up deceased animals, and that micro-chipping doesn’t always mean that they are going to know if their animal is picked up or not by the crews.<br />Thank you for your time and I hope to get the word out so people know to not only look at shelters but to call the Public Works department and maybe we can get them going on getting a scanner!<br />Sincerely,<br /><i> Delsie Baumgardner</i></blockquote><div class="addthis_container"><a class="addthis_button" href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250&amp;username=btownblog"><img alt="Bookmark and Share" src="http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/v2/lg-share-en.gif" style="border: 0pt none;" height="16" width="125" /></a></div><div class="headlineleft"><a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/2010/09/15/letter-to-the-editor-city-of-burien-cant-read-pet-microchips/#respond">18 Comments</a></div><div class="headlineright"><a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/2010/09/15/letter-to-the-editor-city-of-burien-cant-read-pet-microchips/print/" rel="nofollow" title="Print This Post"><img alt="Print This Post" class="WP-PrintIcon" src="http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-print/images/printer_famfamfam.gif" style="border: 0px none;" title="Print This Post" /></a> <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/2010/09/15/letter-to-the-editor-city-of-burien-cant-read-pet-microchips/print/" rel="nofollow" title="Print This Post">Print This Post</a> </div><div style="clear: both;"><br /></div><div class="postmeta">Posted by <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/author/admin/" title="Posts by Scott Schaefer">Scott Schaefer</a> on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 9:00 am<br />Filed under <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/category/headlines/" rel="category tag" title="View all posts in Headlines">Headlines</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/category/lettertotheeditor/" rel="category tag" title="View all posts in Letters to the Editor">Letters to the Editor</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/category/opinion/" rel="category tag" title="View all posts in Opinion">Opinion</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/category/science/" rel="category tag" title="View all posts in Science">Science</a> · Tagged with <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/animal-control/" rel="tag">animal control</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/animals/" rel="tag">Animals</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/burien/" rel="tag">Burien</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/cat/" rel="tag">cat</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/cats/" rel="tag">cats</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/city/" rel="tag">city</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/letter-to-the-editor/" rel="tag">letter to the editor</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/micro-chipping/" rel="tag">micro-chipping</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/news/" rel="tag">news</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/pets/" rel="tag">pets</a>, <a href="http://www.b-townblog.com/tag/public-works/" rel="tag">public works</a></div><div id="ccbannerad_post"><a href="http://www.lavinamays.com/"><img src="http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/banners/lavina-mays-ad-JULY-13.jpg" /></a></div><h3><br /></h3><br /><br /><div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://globalpetsea880.corecommerce.com/Lifetime-Search-Rescue-PawTag-Wendy-Rees-Sepcial-p6.html"><img border="0" height="337" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1RWh-4XB_RU/TPTLIchXU0I/AAAAAAAAAEQ/e44aZvtkZa0/s400/wendy+pawtag.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://globalpetsea880.corecommerce.com/Lifetime-Search-Rescue-PawTag-Wendy-Rees-Sepcial-p6.html">Click Anywhere on Picture to Buy Lifetime Coverage for $29.95</a><br /><br /><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><b>When you sign up with Pawtag, you enter the brass tag number on their computer input page.</b></li><li style="color: purple;"><b>You enter your dog's name, so when the person who found your pet calls in to the 800 number on the tag, that's the first thing the operator tells them. This way they can talk to your pet by name to calm him.</b></li><li><b>The operator asks the person where they are physically located, and can tell them using a computer map how far your dog is away from home and the address of the dog and you, the owner.</b></li><li style="color: purple;"><b>The operator tells the person that he/she is going to call you immediately, the owner, so you can call the person back and arrange to pick up your pet. The operator takes down a name and address for the good person who is reuniting dog with family.</b></li><li><b>If you are at work or busy or perhaps away or on vacation, on the computer input form you can enter up to 10 relatives and friends' phone numbers for the operator to call when you are busy and unaware there is a problem. This makes sure the person who found your pet is not inconvenienced if they have something else they must do.</b></li><li style="color: purple;"><b>Because the computer information is so important it is backed up in one place where the operators can get at it all 24/7, and it is backed up at a secure 2nd location in the event the main database is compromised.</b></li><li><b>Lots of people who have Microchips get Pawtags to help--because neighbors can't read microchips. </b></li><li><b><span style="color: purple;">Let's face it -- while life goes on we take vacations, work, and are sometimes unavailable to attend to an emergency we don't know about-- but with Pawtags you never have to worry about it. Just tell all the people who you listed on the phone list to perhaps expect a call one day. Get them to put THEIR pets on PAWTAG for a lifetime of no worries. Help Pawtag take over as the leader in the lost pet help category, as it can only help Pawtag be an even stronger company with a better known name!&nbsp; </span></b></li></ul></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-8343881298174794716?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/11/click-anywhere-on-picture-to-buy.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-4525132628586869077Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:55:00 +00002010-11-30T11:27:12.105-08:00General Knowledge -PetsDoes Your Pet Need Sober Living?Does your dog or cat have a drinking problem because you have been feeding them alcohol on the side, or they can't help finishing off the drinks at after cocktail parties? The number of dogs that have been injured biting into full cans of beer is on the rise. Some pets even find their way into the medicine cabinet and experiment with drugs (usually curious cat). This can all lead to trouble and when you feel it is time, you should take your dog or cat in for alcohol or drug treatment programs.<br /><br />Well, I hope that gave a few readers a lift, but I really did it for your attention. I have seen people who get in the habit of letting their Labradors drink beer, but I don't think there has been an official pet drinking problem!<br />Wendy is doing me (Tom Rees) the favor of allowing me to show how kids are getting into drugs these days, so you know what is going on, especially if you have kids or grandchildren.<br /><br />Unfortunately with people it is a little different. Somebody may have handled drinking for a long period of time, but somewhere along the line perhaps his or her drinking habits got a little heavy. The number of people who become addicted to pain medications is unbelievable. And a drug being called "heroin in a bottle" is Oxycontin or Oxycodone. Kids will usually start by one son or daughter raiding their parents' medicine cabinet and getting a few of these pills to share with friends at a party. After all, Mom and or Dad take them -- they couldn't possibly be dangerous. Besides, everybody talks about what a fantastic "buzz" they give -- so why not?<br /><br />This class of painkillers is an opiate, and the best way to describe an opiate high to someone who has never experienced one is it feels just like being in love -- intensely so. It is not difficult to see how a kid would want to feel this way, so they begin to get the pills at every opportunity and suddenly it is not just on the weekends, either. Maybe they start taking one midweek and realize the pressures of school are easier to handle, and so at some point they begin to take them daily. Physical addiction to the pills can occur extremely fast -- within weeks -- so that when you don't have a pill to take you feel "dope-sick". Being dope-sick feels like a really bad case of the flu, except the only thing you can think about is feeling better using a pill, and you obsess over this..<br /><br />Along the way, some of the other kids have found a way to get high that is a ton cheaper, because the pills, depending on their strength can be anywhere from $20 - $80 a pill. Your resistance builds fast too, so to get the same "buzz" on that you had a month ago today, maybe now you have to take two pills. Well unfortunately, a better, cheaper buzz comes in the form of heroin -- which can be sniffed, smoked, or injected. Injection becomes an addict's favorite delivery because of what they call the "rush" of the drug hitting you. Sniffing might take 20 seconds or longer. Smoking may take 10 seconds. Injecting is almost immediate and the effect is much stronger. This is how a normal kid with a good home can be transformed into a full blown, heroin injecting "junkie"-- and it is happening to hundreds of thousands of kids every year.<br /><br />Because of the cycle above, entire towns in the mid-west "Bible Belt" are getting hit -- as well as areas that are more urban and "with it". The only way to break these addictions are to go to <a href="http://www.soberlivingsearch.com/treatmentcenters.php">Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers</a> that specialize in helping people kick their habits. Hardly anyone in the world can kick off the stuff described above it is so powerful, and at the treatment centers they initially give you other drugs to make the experience bearable.<br /><br />After treatment you can do one of two things. You can go right home, wherever that is, but it's likely the place where the problem started and the chance of relapsing approaches 95% if you do that. Or you can go to <a href="http://www.soberlivingsearch.com/">sober living</a>, which is what treatment centers almost universally recommend. Sober livings can be moderate places to live ,usually with 8 or 10 other recovering people who act as a total moral support because they are going through a very similar experience.<br /><br />They range from moderately furnished and reasonably priced around $800 to some up in Malibu, California and other states that will run you an obscene $20,000 to $30,000 or more per month -- where you have a whole team of gurus and every other nutty thing anybody could want. Some of them are truly exquisite properties, however, and for people where money is no problem, why not live your early sobriety in the lap of luxury? For most of us regular folks, though, these houses assign you chores and expect you to be working or focused on something to move your recovery forward. The house surprises you with drug and alcohol tests and if you get caught using you get thrown out -- so there is also a negative consequence of shame of failure that helps people stay sober.<br /><br />The bottom line is sober living allows someone to start to rebuild their life from solid ground where the individual goes about his days for the first time in perhaps years without drinking or drugging. Some people live at sober livings for several months up to about a year. But the main benefit is it gets you past the point where relapse is so easy, because you build the confidence up to KNOW you don't have to have your"stuff" to have a good or productive day. It can be a little like quitting smoking, also, where the longer you have gone without a cigarette, the more proud you are of yourself and the less you want to have to do it all again -- so you really learn to think twice if you feel a relapse coming on.<br /><br />As you may have guessed this is not Wendy writing, it is her husband Tom Rees. After Wendy and I got divorced, I got hit with a really terrible clinical depression -- the kind where you find you can hardly get out of bed or function normally, and I began taking pain pills for my back just a bit too often to try and feel better. SO eventually I checked into a treatment center, and was diagnosed as bipolar depressive with anxiety. I had also drank for most of my life with no problem, but with the pills it became a problem and I found out that alcohol can depress me, so I cut it out altogether. I left a 20 year career on Wall Street resolving to help other people less fortunate than me. I tried owning and operating sober livings for several years but it was very emotionally difficult work, and when my partner relapsed and stole about $80,000 by putting it all in a little 3 inch glass pipe, I figured God was sending me a signal.<br /><br />Indeed he was, because very shortly thereafter I came to the realization that there was no central directory for <a href="http://www.soberlivingsearch.com/">sober living and halfway houses</a>. I have launched the largest database in the world with 8000 sober living and halfway houses listed -- and now comes the part where we start to round up managers and owners of the houses to ask them to join us, as that is what makes the business end of this free search engine work. If you know anybody who is sober, please tell them about not only a house searching resource but a general resource where all their questions about drugs and alcohol can be answered (as my lifelong dream is to now build the Google site for recovery!) Please help me, and a big Thanks for Wendy for letting me spread the word here about <a href="http://soberlivingsearch.com./">soberlivingsearch.com at </a><a href="http://soberlivingsearch.com/">http://soberlivingsearch.com</a><br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="zemanta-related"><br /><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;"><br />Related articles</h6><br /><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><br /><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebfair/housing/prweb4606964.htm">Proposed Los Angeles Rezoning Ordinance Has Many Sober Living Facilities Upset on Behalf of Disenfranchised</a> (prweb.com)</li><br /></ul><br /></div><br /> <div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"><img style="border: medium none; float: right;" class="zemanta-pixie-img" alt="" src="http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=09220e7d-e65a-41f0-abfd-a7d97cb1fde6" /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-4525132628586869077?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/11/does-your-pet-need-sober-living.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-8180143524083011102Thu, 04 Nov 2010 03:48:00 +00002010-11-30T05:40:38.231-08:00General Knowledge -PetsGreat Pet ProductsHealth and/or AfflictionsA Fantastic Interview That Centers Around Healthcare for You AND Your Pet<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OjYrBysV6pg/TNIt0UVQRSI/AAAAAAAAAEY/ioc5bmX0nFY/s1600/Web+Russell+%26+Mikki2.jpg"><img alt="" border="0" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5535537268826064162" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OjYrBysV6pg/TNIt0UVQRSI/AAAAAAAAAEY/ioc5bmX0nFY/s200/Web+Russell+%26+Mikki2.jpg" style="float: right; height: 157px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 86px;" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b>HealthyLife.Net Radio Show</b></span></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b>Wendy’s Animal Talk</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b>Host Wendy Nan Rees</b></span></div><div align="center"><b><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 180%;"></span></b></div><br /><br /><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b></b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b>Guest Russell Louie</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 180%;"><b>Choosing a Holistic Practitioner</b></span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;">November 2, 2010, 1-2:00 PM PDT</span></div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 130%;"></span><br /><div align="left"><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Russell, has studied holistic health for over 30 years and lived a holistic lifestyle for over 58 years. He specializes in integrating his scientific background with his knowledge of health, to holistically help both people and pets. As a holistic scientist, his greatest talent is being able to cut through all the marketing hype, using his scientific background to tell people what is truly holistic. Today, our topic is “Choosing a Holistic Practitioner.”</b></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Your topic for today’s show would be helpful to all of us, whether we have pets or not?</b></span></span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: georgia;">Yes, that is correct. My goal is to share what criteria has worked for me, my wife and our pets over the last 60 years, so that others can benefit from our lessons. As you know, I do not believe in mistakes, so I do not mean we have selected bad holistic practitioners. But by sharing our holistic lessons, I hope to make others’ path easier, so they can make better choices.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>That sounds great. Let us start with Lesson #1.</b></span> </span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: times new roman;"><span style="font-family: georgia;">#1 on my list of choosing a good holistic practitioner is to be a participant in your or your pet’s healthcare. Part of the problem with the way today’s conventional system is structured, is that we have given our power of discernment away to healthcare practitioners. We tell them our or our pet’s symptoms and they tell us what is wrong with our body based on one-dimensional lab tests. They then prescribe medication, supplements or treatment based on their single point of view and educational experience. Sometimes they guess right and the body comes back into balance and the symptoms go away and sometimes they guess wrong. In either case, the practitioner expects the patient to follow everything they say whether it is right or wrong, it works or not.One of Margaret’s old-school practitioners said it best, “Your job as a patient is to comply.”<br /></span><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;">So, some healthcare practitioners expect total compliance with what they prescribe?</span></b></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: georgia;">Yes, that is right. There is no latitude to deviate from the original prescribed treatment or even question it. We favor a more collaborative approach where the healthcare practitioner listens and honors our opinion and works with it when prescribing a healthcare plan. After all, two heads are better than one. I observe and live with my body and my pet 24 hours a day. I think I can provide valuable input, albeit in layman’s terms. The conventional healthcare practitioner only sees a small snapshot based on the sample questions they are trained to ask. I look for a holistic practitioner that listens to all that I have to say, whether it is immediately relevant to their modality or not.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>I agree with that. What other lessons have you learned?</b></span> </span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: georgia;">When a healthcare practitioner prescribes something, we need to be their eyes and ears until we see them again. It pays to write down what symptoms you are experiencing now, rating each one on a numerical scale and then charting your progress. We get a lot of first-time customers call back saying our holistic product did not work. What they mean is their symptoms did not go away in the 20-30 days they tried it. So, I ask them if they feel they have more energy than before they started, are they sleeping better, do they have more clarity at work and have their mood swings been neutralized.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: georgia;">If their pet is being treated, I ask if the pet has a shinier, silkier coat, they have more energy, act more playful or affectionate, sleep less, ask to go outside more and have more consistent bowel movements. If they say, Yes, to some or all of these, then I point out that research studies show it generally takes at least 90 days for any permanent change in the body to take effect. This includes changing personal habits, quitting smoking, dieting to lose weight, results from natural supplements, etc. The fact that the new customer did notice some benefits tells me the balancing process still has a way to go before their symptoms improve. They need to be patient and give it at least 90 days.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><b><span style="font-family: arial;">So, providing this interim feedback gives the holistic practitioner more information to judge unseen results?</span></b> </span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: georgia;">That is precisely correct. I like to say to get the maximum out of any treatment plan we need to be an active participant and not just a passive patient.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>What else do you look for?</b></span> </div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: georgia;">Whenever I have to take increasing amounts of a supplement or give increasing amounts to my pet the longer I take it, I always question my practitioner to see if there is not a better way to balance my body. Having to take ever increasing amounts, tells me my body is becoming dependent on the supplement or product and my body is NOT becoming holistically balanced.<br /><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;">What if the practitioner does not have any more options for you?</span></b></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: georgia;">Perhaps they do not see anything wrong with being dependent on a supplement or product the rest of your or your pet’s life. Or perhaps you or your pet has exceeded this practitioner’s level of knowledge and experience. I would then ask who they go to when they have issues they cannot solve themselves.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><b><span style="font-family: arial;">Have you seen this before?</span></b> </span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: georgia;">As a matter of fact, Yes. Once I had to move on to my chiropractor’s chiropractor because I had reached a plateau in my body’s progress. My situation was just too complex for my first chiropractor’s skills. A good holistic practitioner should recognize this and give you the contact information for the practitioner they see when they cannot treat themselves.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>Can you give us another holistic lesson you have learned?</b></span></div><div align="left"><span style="font-family: georgia;">Yes, make sure the holistic practitioner is addressing the WHOLE body and not just your or your pet’s symptoms. This is very important when considering side effects of supplements.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Can you give me a specific example?</b></span><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">Sure. A practitioner had prescribed high therapeutic doses of glucosamine for a dog with arthritis. The client was not seeing enough progress in their dog and was searching for a better answer. After asking my holistic evaluation questions, I asked the client if she was seeing any side effects from the high therapeutic doses of glucosamine prescribed. She did not know there were any side effects. I told her two of the most common side effects of high therapeutic doses of glucosamine are insulin resistance and yeast overgrowth. The client remarked, “Oh my gosh, is that why I have to clean my dog’s ears out almost daily?”<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><b><span style="font-family: arial;">So, how could this situation have been prevented?</span></b><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">If the practitioner looked at ALL the symptoms of the dog’s WHOLE body, they might have recognized these side effects of glucosamine in the ears. This is a problem we often see with giving high therapeutic doses of supplements to pets. Not many practitioners are looking for side effects. Too many people and practitioners assume if it is all-natural it must be holistic and therefore safe.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>What other lessons can you share?</b></span><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">Conventional medicine looks to eradicate symptoms. Holistic practitioners are trained to look beyond that and identify the possible origins of those symptoms. They will try and identify what gland, organ or body system is producing the illness. But few holistic practitioners are trained to look beyond the first set of circumstance they find.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>I am not following that reasoning; can you give me an example?</b></span></div><span style="font-family: georgia;">Sure. Supposed a client, people or pet, has classic symptoms of being hypothyroid—constant, fatigue, weight gain, dry hair and skin, hair loss, irritability, depression, intolerance for cold, muscle cramps and constipation. The holistic practitioner prescribes a thyroid supplement and the symptoms improve but do not entirely go away. So, the practitioner looks for something stronger.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>I have seen that before. What is wrong with that?</b></span><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">Even if the holistic practitioner does find a stronger remedy, that will still not resolve the hypothyroidism. It will only make the body dependent on the stronger supplement. Remember one of my earlier lessons of prescribing ever increasing dosages?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>What would you do as a holistic practitioner?</b></span><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">I would realize that since the thyroid is a secondary gland in the endocrine system, just giving a stronger thyroid supplement is only temporarily “fixing” the symptoms. While this might be necessary in the short-term, my long-term solution would be to look at what imbalance might be occurring in the primary glands that control the thyroid: namely, the pituitary (master gland), pineal and hypothalamus in the brain. If we could balance these three glands and organs in the brain, then the brain would pull up the secondary thyroid by the bootstraps, so to speak, without having to give a stronger supplement. This is what I call healing from within or from the top&gt;down.<br /><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;">I see that now. Your thinking is definitely more holistic. Give our listeners another tip for choosing a good holistic practitioner.</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: georgia;">A good holistic practitioner will be proactive and not wait for symptoms to show up before making a recommendation. Most people wait for symptoms to show up or blow up before taking action in their own lives and that of their pet. But this is even harder for our pets, since they cannot talk. So, we have to be observant to any changes our pets display, so that we can take preventative holistic action.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Can you give my listeners an example?</b></span><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">Chronic Renal Failure (<span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_0">CRF</span>) in cats does not show up in clinical signs (blood test) until 50-75% of kidney degeneration has occurred. By the time clinical signs confirm <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_1">CRF</span>, it is almost too late to help holistically. I would rather teach the client to recognize the subtle signs of impending kidney disease, such as:<br /><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;"></span><span style="font-family: georgia;"></span><br /><ol><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Increased thirst</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Increased urination</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Vomiting both food and clear liquid</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Nausea and gagging</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Weight loss</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Muscle wasting</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Poor, dry coat</span></li></ol><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>So, what does one do if they notice some of these signs in their cat?</b></span><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">I would first get a vet exam to either confirm or rule out <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_2">CRF</span>. If the cat is younger, I would take preventative measures such as eliminating all dry food, transitioning to canned food or even home-cooked and a raw food diet. These diets have more moisture than dry kibble.<br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia;">I would next look for a holistic product that supplied abundant Omega oils and was high in antioxidants. Holistic vets say these are two critical nutrients for <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_3">CRF</span> cats.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>So, you would give dietary suggestions first rather than just a kidney supplement for cats?</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia;">That is correct. Remember, I would rather address the WHOLE body with whole foods and <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_4">superfood</span> products that just treat the kidney symptoms with a supplement. To me, that is just supplementing the symptoms.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><b><span style="font-family: arial;">I am beginning to see the wisdom in your holistic thinking. </span><span style="font-family: arial;">Can you summarize for our listeners your personal guidelines for finding a holistic practitioner?</span></b><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">Here is a list of guidelines for choosing a good holistic practitioner for both people and pets: </span><br /><br /><ol><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Be a participant in your or your pet’s <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_5">health care</span>. Do not just comply with their recommendations but ask questions and understand your practitioner’s reasoning.</span> </li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Be observant to any changes in your or your pet’s body.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Provide this feedback to your or your pet’s practitioner. Be an active participant and not just a passive patient.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Do not accept ever increasing dosages as a true holistic answer.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">If you reached a plateau in your or your pet’s progress, ask for more options. These options could include seeing your practitioner’s practitioner.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Consider all side effects of supplements and how they affect the WHOLE body.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Make sure the practitioner is looking for the primary cause of your or your pet’s illness and not just treating the symptoms with a supplement.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: georgia;">Look for a holistic practitioner that helps you proactively prevent illness and degenerative diseases BEFORE symptoms show up.</span></li></ol><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>You seem to have wealth of pet knowledge. How can we access more of your 58 years of holistic wisdom?</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia;">One way is to go to our website, </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/"><span style="font-family: georgia;">www.OptimumChoices.com/</span></a><span style="font-family: georgia;"> and sign up for our free monthly </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/newsletters.htm"><span style="font-family: georgia;">e-newsletters</span></a><span style="font-family: georgia;">. We have written articles on such topics as, <b><i>Is <span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_6">glucosamine</span> the answer for arthritis? Healthy water for you and your pets</i></b> and <b><i>Whole Food Products vs. Supplements</i></b>. All past articles are archived online and one can search for a specific topic. If your listeners will check the box at the bottom of the subscription form, we’ll send subscribers a free report entitled What Pet Food Companies Don’t Want You to Know. This report contains 11-points some of which we covered today.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>Do you offer any consulting services if I want more personal attention?</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia;">Yes, we have <a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/Holistic_consultations.htm">Mini- and Extended-Consults </a>for those who purchase one of our holistic products and want to get the maximum usage for their pet. We also offer full <a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/Holistic_consultations.htm">Holistic Consultations </a>in 15-30-60 minute blocks.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 130%;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>What other holistic resources do you have that would be of interest my listeners?</b></span><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;">I just started a personal blog called <b><span class="blsp-spelling-error" id="SPELLING_ERROR_7">Wholistic</span> Answers</b>. Your listeners can go to it at </span><a href="http://www.russelllouie.com/"><span style="font-family: georgia;">www.RussellLouie.com/</span></a><span style="font-family: georgia;">.<br /><br />We also have written a series of Holistic Choices e-Books. Readers can take advantage of the latest holistic research we find and absorb the information in a small chunk rather than a 100+ page book. The first three titles that have been published are:<br /><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia;"></span><span style="font-family: georgia;"></span><br /><ul><li><b><i><span style="font-family: georgia;">Save Your Dog or Cat</span></i></b></li><li><b><i><span style="font-family: georgia;">Secrets of Longevity (for people )</span></i></b></li><li><b><i><span style="font-family: georgia;">How to become a canine massage provider</span></i></b></li></ul><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>How can my listeners I and get a copy?</b></span><br /><span style="color: black; font-family: georgia;">Go to our website <a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/">www.OptimumChoices.com/</a> and click on the <a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/e-books.htm">e-Books</a> button in the left column on our home page. As a special offer, I will give your listeners a free e-Book with any purchase of one of our bio-algae concentrate products. Just have them enter in the Special Instructions box of our shopping cart, “Wendy sent me” and ask for their free <b><i>Save Your Dog or Cat</i></b> e-Book or mention it in their telephone order<br /><br /></span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>Thank you for sharing your holistic wisdom with my listeners today. For more information on Optimum Choices and holistic options for your pet, go to Russell’s website at </b></span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>www.optimumchoices.com/</b></span></a><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 130%;"><b>. 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golf-course green lawn probably is not safe for your dog. Achieving that emerald luster requires applications of fertilizer, herbicide, fungicide, lime, grub treatment, insecticide, and other growth stimulators. These treatments pose little threat to humans walking across the lawn wearing shoes that are removed before entering the home. Dogs’ paws are fully exposed to grass, a surface with which he is in contact several times a day. They frequently lick their paws to clean them. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""> </span>A number of dangerous side effects result from exposure to lawn care products. Immediate signs that your dog has ingested toxins include: diarrhea, foaming at the mouth, stomach ache, excessive hyperactivity, drooping or glazed-over eyes, and profuse panting. Long-term effects of using products that contain toxins can range from seizures to death. Some believe that health conditions such as bladder cancer are aggravated by lawn care products. Breeds known for intense self-hygiene are especially susceptible. Female Scottish Terriers, for instance, are known for frequent preening and paw licking. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""> </span>Now the dilemma: you do not want your dog to lick up harmful toxins, but you also want a presentable yard. Can you have it all? Yes and no. A true organic lawn care program replaces chemicals with cultural practices, such as aeration, dethatching, and applying topdressing. No commercial lawn product, even if it is advertised as “organic,” is ideal for a dog owners’ lawn. There are less potent options—liquids tend to be more potent than granular formulations, for instance. But you are not 100-percent toxin free with any substance or service. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Some practical solutions: </p> <p class="MsoNormal">[bulleted list]</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Only treat the front yard and forbid your dog to enter this area.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Choose manure-based organic products for topdressing rather than commercial counterparts. Plant native grasses and stop worrying about your curb appeal. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Seek out purely organic lawn care brands (The side effect from manure-based products is a distinct cow-farm smell for a few days following application, but the substance is toxin-free.) </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">For more information, contact your local university extension office to gather more information on cultural practices so you can prevent rather than treat lawn disease and, therefore, maintain a green lawn without using chemicals. Your dog will thank you for it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">[sidebar] Safe Walks in Treated Neighborhoods [Wendy]</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Just because you decide to not use chemical lawn care products does not mean your dog is 100-percent protected from exposure. If you live in a neighborhood where curb appeal matters—and this describes most suburban subdivisions—be careful where your dog wanders during walks. Keep him on the sidewalk. Scope out “safe” lawn areas for him to eliminate in advance. If the lawn looks especially green and manicured, steer clear. Toxin build-up happens over time. 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If you like, you can use dividers for each year, or even each month within a year. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">No matter how you choose to format your journal, it will be an asset for you and your dog in keeping him healthy and happy. </p> <div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles by Zemanta</h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peterwedderburn/100057415/%25e2%2580%2598dog-whisperer%25e2%2580%2599-criticism-of-president-obama-is-based-on-out-of-date-dog-training-theory/">'Dog Whisperer' criticism of President Obama is based on out-of-date dog training theory</a> (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://doggies.com/blog/2010/10/01/friday-funny-dog-prayers/">Friday Funny: Dog Prayers</a> (doggies.com)</li></ul></div> <div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"><img 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style=""> </span>This all-natural soap is a fun craft project and great for your dog’s skin. It also makes a perfect gift for a dog owner. The process is so easy that you’ll soon be able to personalize this recipe, adding your own special touches.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">We use the melt-and-pour method of soapmaking, which is the least time consuming and can be done in the microwave. Consult with the expert at a natural foods store when selecting your essential oils. Some oils can irritate the skin; citronella, tea tree, and/or lemongrass essential oils will help repel fleas and ticks.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Materials:</p> <p class="MsoNormal">All-natural, unscented, 100% olive oil (castile) soap (see the appendix for sources)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Essential oil(s) of your choice </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Exfoliants (optional), such as citrus peel or steel-cut oatmeal—anything that is all natural, nontoxic, and not sharp</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Clean soap molds (generally available from soap suppliers in standard or fun shapes, or use your own plastic containers)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Microwaveable container, such as a large glass measuring cup</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Kitchen thermometer</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Instructions</p> <p class="MsoNormal">1. Chop the soap into chunks and place in the microwaveable container. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">2. Melt the soap in the microwave. Each microwave behaves differently, so start at half power and heat for 2–4 minutes at a time, stirring between stages. You do not want to overheat or burn the soap, so check often until you know how quickly it melts. The soap base should be completely melted and at a temperature between 155 and 165°F (68-74°C). Once you have reached this temperature, stir it again slowly to make sure it is uniform, then let it sit for a few moments, allowing any air bubbles to rise to the top. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">3. Add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance and stir slowly, avoiding creating more air bubbles. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">4. Add exfoliants, if desired. Again, stir slowly to avoid introducing air bubbles. It is recommended that all your additives, including essential oils and exfoliants, not exceed 2% of the entire soap solution. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">5. Pour the soap into the molds. Best results will be obtained if the soap is poured into molds at approximately 150–155°F (66–68°C). Pour very slowly to avoid creating air bubbles. Once poured, the soap bars should be handled carefully and left to cool completely, about 24 hours. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">6. Remove the bars from the molds and wrap them immediately to retain an attractive appearance. The soap bars should be stored at temperatures between 40 and 86°F (4–30°C).</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> Custom Dog Character Soaps</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Clear soaps can be personalized with a photograph of the recipient dog. Cover the photograph with plastic coating, such as cling wrap, packing tape, or laminating sheets. Fill the soap mold halfway and allow it to set. Place the photograph on the soap, then fill the mold with more melted soap. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">You can also make soap on a rope so that when you are washing your dog you never have to worry about losing the soap or a bottle falling over. 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A quick rinse, shampoo, and shake-off later and their dogs are “groomed.” Long-haired dogs require more maintenance, and because their fur tangles easily and takes longer to dry, you may opt to use a doggy hair dryer to speed the process. Never use a human hair dryer on your dog. An exception: when the blow dryer is on a cool setting and you are constantly moving it back and forth, dispersing the air along the dog’s body. Ideally, purchase a special blow dryer tool from a catalogue or pet store. Dog blow dryers are safe, effective, and especially designed to not burn the dog or dry out her skin. </p> <div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles</h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://animals.change.org/blog/view/fashion_goes_to_the_dogs_at_fashions_night_out">Fashion Goes to the Dogs at Fashion's Night Out</a> (animals.change.org)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20100419006418/en/pet-photo-contest/dog-gps/dog-gps-tracking">PetGadgets.com Offers Prizes to New Jersey's Top Dogs</a> (eon.businesswire.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://jezebel.com/5574323/chihuahua-wins-worlds-ugliest-dog-contest">Chihuahua Wins World's Ugliest Dog Contest [Ugly Truth]</a> (jezebel.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a 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mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} </style> <![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal">Keeping all of your dogs’ essential information in one safe place ensures that in an emergency, you’ll be able to find the necessary information ASAP. File this information in a place that is easy to remember and access, such as the front of your filing cabinet or a designated drawer in the kitchen. And always remember to make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up-to-date.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Pet’s Medical Records </p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Vet info</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>List of emergency phone numbers</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Training history</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Groomer</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Boarding </p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Diet</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Medications</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Allergies</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Dog’s food and toy preferences</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Personality (for example, friendly toward people in uniforms)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Shot records (starting at 8 weeks old)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Registration</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Rabies vaccine (between 4 and 6 months of age)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Spay/neuter record</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Diseases</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Worms (bring stool sample on first visit)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">[Sidebar] </p> <p class="MsoNormal">[sidebar head]How Much Did You Say That Checkup Costs? </p> <p class="MsoNormal">The cost of vets can rival our own doctor’s fees. The price of veterinary care has increased at twice the rate of overall inflation. Because of advances in vet care, some very expensive “human”-style treatments are now available, including kidney transplants, chemotherapy, knee replacements, and pacemakers. Consider pet insurance when your dog is a puppy. If you purchase it early on in your dog’s life, you may pay a lower deductible and maximize the insurance benefits over time. There are many different types of insurance, so be sure to talk with your vet to find the best policy for you and your dog.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""> </span></p> <div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles<br /></h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://money.marksandspencer.com/news/2010/08/doggie-pit-stop-workshops-offer-toilet-training-for-pets/7191/">Doggie Pit Stop workshops offer toilet training for pets</a> (money.marksandspencer.com)</li></ul></div> <div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"><img style="border: medium none; float: right;" class="zemanta-pixie-img" alt="" src="http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=281d0639-4137-45b9-99f5-f4bb50456db7" /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-7321322418677157135?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/10/keep-these-papers-for-your-dog-and.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-2701105967863645097Wed, 06 Oct 2010 21:27:00 +00002010-10-06T14:33:13.396-07:00General Knowledge -PetsBonding and PlaytimeFemale and Male Dogs Really DO Play Well Together<span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34912142@N03/4054920045" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; display: block; float: right; clear: right;"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3497/4054920045_9fc40c9849_m.jpg" alt="Dogs Playing" style="font-size: 0.8em; border: medium none;" height="160" width="240" /></a><span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; clear: both; float: right; width: 240px;"></span></span>male pups are more likely to bow to females to invite them to play. The female-female sessions, however, tend to be more aggressive and tense. Basically, consider how children act on a playground. Girls may argue or fuss with one another, and boys will always try to please them.<span style=""> </span> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style=""> </span>So next time that the neighbor dog comes knocking for a play date with your girl, you can rightly question whether the male just wants to be friends. </p> <div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles<br /></h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/87976.aspx">Time Frame for a Dog to Remain in Heat</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/features/adding-another-dog-to-your-home?src=RSS_PUBLIC">Adding Another Dog to Your Home</a> (pets.webmd.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://ask.metafilter.com/164111/Will-two-dogs-join-in-league-vendetta-to-overthrow-us-as-rulers-of-the-house">Will two dogs join in league vendetta to overthrow us as rulers of the house?</a> (ask.metafilter.com)</li></ul></div> <div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"><img style="border: medium none; float: right;" class="zemanta-pixie-img" alt="" src="http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=aea75470-c009-495a-959d-6235c652af27" /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-2701105967863645097?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/10/female-and-male-dogs-really-do-play.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-4241949589670386820Wed, 06 Oct 2010 21:21:00 +00002010-10-06T14:27:15.155-07:00General Knowledge -PetsHealth and/or AfflictionsDon't Give Dogs People Drugs - Especially Tylenol!!Everyone always asks me if they can give their dog this drug or that drug. "well I know he's in pain-Can't I just give him an aspirin? Dogs' metabolisms are much different than ours, and a simple, well intentioned mistake can send your pooch to the vets -- or worse.I have assembled several professional articles on the most common questions. Owners -- be careful!<br /><div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles</h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/89973.aspx">Giving My Dog Tylenol - Do Vets Recommend This?</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/89975.aspx">Using Maalox to Treat Your Dog</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/89969.aspx">Giving My Dog Ibuprofen - Is This Recommended?</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/08/17/not-just-tylenol-and-motrin-drug-recalls-skyrocketing/">Not just Tylenol and Motrin: Drug recalls skyrocketing</a> (walletpop.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a 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Did you know that your dog can also make a contribution to the dog world? Your dog may just be the perfect blood donor. By allowing your dog to donate blood you just may be saving the life of a dog that is ill or has been in an accident ( and you get free blood panels done for your dog at the same time!) </p> <p class="MsoNormal">The dog world could use a few more “good men” to help those in need. Currently only large and medium dogs are allowed to donate, because they don’t make a blood pack small enough for a toy or little dog, though they are working on it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Your veterinarian can draw the blood from your dog, and the process is really very simple. Your dog is laid on her side in a quiet room with a front leg extended, which is usually where the best veins are located. While you talk to her and keep her calm, the needle is inserted into the vein and the process begins. The actual drawing process takes about 5–10 minutes. They take approximately 450 ml of blood and mix it with an anti-coagulant to prevent clotting. You will need to block out about 45 minutes for the entire process; most of that time is to make sure that your dog is healthy and feeling okay after the procedure. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Your dog does not have to be a purebred, and she can donate blood up to four times a year. One donation of blood can save the lives of up to four other dogs. After your dog has donated a few times, she will get used to the process and become more relaxed. After all, who wouldn’t love getting a rest in a dark room while being given a calming massage, not to mention the treats that are in store for them after the process is over.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">One of the other benefits of being a dog blood donor is that you will receive a comprehensive blood panel, free of charge, which lets you know your dog is hale and hearty. Dogs are not paid for blood donation, but many veterinarians offer a goodie bag with toys and treats. How many dogs do you know that are going to turn down free treats and toys?</p> <p class="MsoNormal">If you are interested in having your dog donate blood, here are a few things to consider:</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Does your dog enjoy her vet visits?</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Does she greet the vet with a wagging tail?</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Are they relaxed at the vet’s office?</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>Is your dog the correct size and weight? Your vet can help you determine this.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>How do you personally feel about giving blood? Is it OK with you?</p> <p class="MsoNormal">•<span style=""> </span>The calmer you are the better your dog will be about it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">There is a saying that “every person who walks through your life changes it”—it is the same with dogs. What better way to show your special companion how much you love her than by helping her give back to another dog?</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles<br /></h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/89975.aspx">Using Maalox to Treat Your Dog</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/89969.aspx">Giving My Dog Ibuprofen - Is This Recommended?</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/89973.aspx">Giving My Dog Tylenol - Do Vets Recommend This?</a> (brighthub.com)</li></ul></div> <div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"><img style="border: medium none; float: right;" class="zemanta-pixie-img" alt="" src="http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=0f545e54-f666-492c-a575-af09badc2f24" /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-1323095880969805080?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/10/save-another-pets-life-allow-your-dog.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-8153247781254320226Thu, 30 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +00002010-09-29T22:30:48.300-07:00<div align="center"><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:180%;"><strong>HealthyLife.Net Radio Show</strong><br /></span><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:130%;">Wendy’s Animal Talk, Host Wendy Nan Rees<br /></span><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:130%;">Guest Russell Louie </span></div><div align="center"><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:130%;"><br /><strong><span style="font-size:180%;">Lumps, Bumps, Tumors and Teeth<br /></span></strong></span><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:130%;">September 21, 2010, 1-2:00 PM PDT<br /></div></span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;">Russell, has studied holistic health for over 30 years and lived a holistic lifestyle for over 58 </span><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OjYrBysV6pg/TKQaHURPXCI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/18Y9vUVEKeY/s1600/Russell+and+Mikki2.jpg"><span style="font-family:arial;"><img style="MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 104px; FLOAT: right; HEIGHT: 169px; CURSOR: hand" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5522567756065496098" border="0" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OjYrBysV6pg/TKQaHURPXCI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/18Y9vUVEKeY/s200/Russell+and+Mikki2.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family:arial;">years. He specializes in integrating his scientific background with his knowledge of health, to holistically help both people and pets. As a wholistic scientist, his greatest talent is being able to cut through all the marketing hype, using his scientific background, to tell people what is truly holistic. Today, our topic is “Lumps, Bumps, Tumors and Teeth.” </span><br /><br /><strong><span style="font-family:arial;">Why did you pick this topic for today’s show?<br /></span></strong><span style="font-family:georgia;">I wanted to pick a topic of broad appeal to your audience. The words “lipoma” and “fatty tumor” are the number one search words people use to find our website, OptimumChoices.com. Our Lipoma web page is our number one landing page on our entire website. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>That is good enough for me. Can you tell us what you mean by lumps, bumps and tumors?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">Lumps are a non-medical term we lay people use to describe bumps under our or our pet’s skin. Tumors are the medical term your doctor or vet uses to describe those lumps. Fortunately, not all tumors are malignant cancerous ones and some can simply be benign. Benign skin tumors include lipomas (fatty tumors), cysts, histiocytomas, sebaceous adenomas and many other types. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>Tell our listeners how you can holistically help them with their pet’s lipoma or fatty tumors.<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">First, we always suggest seeing a vet first to get a proper diagnosis. One needs to totally rule out a malignant cancer tumor. The vet will visually inspect the tumor and possibly do a needle aspirate to draw some tumor cells out to examine under a microscope. Their analysis can determine what type of tumor and treatment is needed. Common warning signs that one should seek immediate medical attention for unexplained lumps are: </span><br /><ol><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">The lump is growing rapidly. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">The lump is immovable under the skin. In other words, it seems like it is attached to something deeper? </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">The lumps are on the extremities (feet, toes, ears, and nose). </span></li></ol><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>What does a pet owner do if the vet decides the tumor is non-cancerous? </strong></span><br /><span style="font-family:georgia;">That is where my 58 years of holistic experience comes in. You see, Western medical science tells us if the lipomas or fatty tumors are not hindering or bothering anything, then do not disturb them. That is like ignoring the smoke alarm. From our holistic perspective the lipomas or fatty tumors are red flags that the body is not in balance and eliminating waste properly. Surgically removing the lipoma, liposuction, salves and steroid injections are all options for removing the fatty tumor but do nothing to address the original cause of the problem. In my holistic opinion, it is only a matter of time before these inefficiencies and imbalances cause something more serious to happen. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>So, these fatty tumors are holistic warning signs?<br /></strong></span>Yes, that is exactly right. The body was once healthy and in balance and had no need to store wastes and toxins beneath the skin. But something happened, such as the consequences from years of a lack of nutrition in the diet, trauma to the body, serious infection or exposure to an endocrine disrupting compound to cause the body to be out of balance and subsequently one or more of the glands and organs began to operate inefficiently. When the body cannot eliminate wastes properly, it must find a place to store it. That lump of encapsulated fat or toxins under the skin is like the bump of dirt we sweep under the rug when we do not have a dust pan.<br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>Now that I see these fatty tumors as warning signs, how in the world do they relate to teeth?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">When the body has a hidden tooth infection, the kidneys and liver are already working overtime to deal with the toxins from that infection. If the glands (endocrine system) are also imbalanced or weak, then the rest of the body’s organs (such as the digestive and elimination systems) may not be fully functional either. Then, the body needs a place to store the excess waste and toxins that it cannot properly eliminate from the tooth infection. </span><br /><br /><strong><span style="font-family:arial;">How does one know if their pet has a tooth infection that might be producing toxins?<br /></span></strong><span style="font-family:georgia;">That is the hard part. If we have a toothache, generally, we would go to the dentist to have it checked out. But a pet cannot complain and tell us they have a toothache. Unless our pet gets regular dental checkups or we brush our pet’s teeth regularly, we would not know whether they had a tooth infection. Here are some subtle signs to watch for that might indicate a problem in a pet’s mouth. </span><br /><ol><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">They constantly rub their muzzle on grass or plants outside. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">They spit out a hard treat you gave them. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">They chew out of the side of their mouth with their head turned to the side. </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">They refuse to eat their regular food. </span></li></ol><p><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>Have you seen any of these signs before?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">As a matter of fact, Yes, our 12 year old Chihuahua mix, Mikki, had been rubbing her muzzle on grass for many months every time we took her out. She also had lumps on her back and rear leg for several years. We gave her one type of bio-algae concentrates with limited success. The lumps increased in size more slowly but never reduced in size. We recently added another whole food product to her food called PSP (polysaccharide peptide). We finally started to see a visible reduction in size of her two tumors, although it took almost eight months to reduce by 40%. One was the diameter of a silver dollar and the other a quarter but they still persisted. While both whole food products helped the body by improving cellular DNA communication and by balancing any glands and organs that needed it, this was not enough to totally eliminate the tumors. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>So what did you do?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">On a recent visit to our holistic vet, she examined several chronically loose teeth. Small dogs are prone to bad teeth even though we try to brush Mikki’s teeth almost daily. The vet decided the teeth finally needed to come out and suggested x-raying her whole mouth while Mikki was under anesthesia anyway. Mikki ended up having 11 teeth removed, mostly loose teeth but the x-rays showed two abscessed molars as well. We learned that even a visual inspection by a vet may not be enough to identify bad teeth that need to be extracted. Abscesses are a hidden source of bacterial toxins being stored in tumors.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>The vet’s x-rays identified 9 additional teeth that needed to be pulled?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">Yes, that is correct. We did not know our little dog had so many bad teeth, which were potential sites for hidden infections. We might have guessed if we had connected Mikki’s habit of rubbing her muzzle on grass every time she went outside. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>How is Mikki doing today?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">After just one week of recovery, I noticed the tumor on Mikki's back was reduced by 75% from its original size now. We had never seen a reduction this fast. Remember, with both bio-algae concentrates and the PSP+ over an 8 month period, we only saw a 40% reduction. We hope to totally dissolve the tumors now that the hidden source from the teeth infections are gone. When the original source of the excess wastes and toxins is removed, the body had no more need to encapsulate the toxins under the skin. Even though the whole food products were helping the body deal with the lumps and bumps, it was getting rid of the source that ultimately produced the largest decrease in size in only one week. This is a perfect example of how getting rid of the source of illness rather than supplementing the symptoms is the most holistic method and best for long term wellness. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>What about traditional Western medical treatment for lipomas and fatty tumors?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">Conventional medical wisdom says if the tumor is not growing rapidly, not hindering any bodily function and otherwise benign, then leave it alone. But like I said at the beginning of the show, that is like taking the batteries out of the smoke alarm to stop the annoying sound and then ignoring the red flag your body is waving. These warning signs are trying to tell us we may have something more serious develop in the future. I think each one of us has to decide if we are the type of person who waits for symptoms to show up or blow up before taking action in both our own lives and our pet’s. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>What type of person are you?</strong></span><br /><span style="font-family:georgia;">Let me share a very personal example that fits right in with today’s show. I have had a lipoma or fatty tumor for over 40 years. I tried using essential oils, herbal cleanses, homeopathic remedies and our bio-algae concentrates product with limited success, just like our dog Mikki. It grew to the size and shape of half a grapefruit before I decided to get serious about it. My doctor and I finally decided to surgically remove it since I was in perfect health at age 56 and the tumor was still growing larger. Six months later the fatty tumor came back. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>So, none of your other holistic remedies worked?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">I had very little success. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>Why was that?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">The answer is the same as with our dog, Mikki. It was not until I had osteonecrosis surgery to clean out four previous tooth extraction sites and had three root canal teeth extracted and the jaw bone sockets cleaned out, that I finally saw an actual reduction in the second lipoma. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>So, like your dog, you had a hidden infection in your teeth that was causing toxins to be stored in the tumor?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">That is exactly right. If vitamins, supplements, herbs, detoxing cleanses and homeopathic remedies have not resolved those lumps and bumps in yourself or your pet, then we suggest you look for the hidden source of the infection or imbalance in the body. Quite often the infection or the source of the imbalance can be so hidden, you will have to go back into your (or your pet’s) past to remember when you had a root canal, tooth extraction, exposure to a chemical, childhood illness or past sickness after which your body has never been the same. One cannot just rely on a pill, herb, salve, liposuction or surgery to eliminate lumps, bumps and tumors. There could be many sources for the body producing excess wastes and toxins. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>Can you tell our listeners what some of those sources are?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">Here is a short list for both people and pets: </span></p><p><span style="font-family:georgia;"><strong>Diet:</strong></span> </p><ol><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Too much wheat, corn and soy products in the pet’s food</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Too many Genetically Modified Organisms food ingredients such as corn, soy and canola oil (these can be disguised as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), dextrose, fructose, glucose, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, inositol, isoflavones, modified food starch</span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Too much beef products containing genetically engineered Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH/BST) that they give to cows </span></li></ol><strong><span style="font-family:georgia;">Body </span></strong><br /><ol><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Any current or past root canals, tooth extractions or abscesses </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Any current or past auto-immune condition </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Poor immune system—always getting sick, “annual” colds and flu </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Any present or hidden infectious agents such as a bacteria, virus or parasite </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Exposure to pesticides, chemical fertilizers or industrial chemicals (like solvents, paint thinners, household cleaners) </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Exposure to too many Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs)— industrial pollutants, chemical fertilizers, plastic containers and bottles (bisphenol A) and food can linings </span></li></ol><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>You seem to have wealth of pet knowledge. How can we access more of your 58 years of holistic wisdom?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">One way is to go to our website, </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/"><span style="font-family:georgia;">www.optimumchoices.com</span></a><span style="font-family:georgia;"> and sign up for our free monthly </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/newsletters.htm"><span style="font-family:georgia;">e-newsletters</span></a><span style="font-family:georgia;">. We have written articles on such topics as, </span><a name="Article"><span style="font-family:georgia;">Is glucosamine the answer for arthritis?</span></a><span style="font-family:georgia;"> Healthy water for you and your pets and Whole Food Products vs. Supplements. All past articles are archived online and one can search for a specific topic. If your listeners will check the box at the bottom of the subscription form, we’ll send subscribers a free report entitled What Pet Food Companies Don’t Want You to Know. This report contains 11-points some of which we covered today. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>Do you offer any consulting services if I want more personal attention?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">Yes, we have </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/Holistic_consultations.htm"><span style="font-family:georgia;">Mini- and Extended-Consults</span></a><span style="font-family:georgia;"> for those who purchase one of our holistic products and want to get the maximum usage for their pet. We also offer full </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/Holistic_consultations.htm"><span style="font-family:georgia;">Holistic Consultations</span></a><span style="font-family:georgia;"> in 15-30-60 minute blocks. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>What other holistic resources do you have that would be of interest my listeners?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">We have written a series of Holistic Choices </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/e-books.htm"><span style="font-family:georgia;">e-Books</span></a><span style="font-family:georgia;">. Readers can take advantage of the latest holistic research we find and absorb the information in a small chunk rather than a 100+ page book. The first three titles that have been published are: </span><br /><ul><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Save Your Dog or Cat </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">Secrets of Longevity (for people ) </span></li><li><span style="font-family:georgia;">How to become a canine massage provider </span></li></ul><span style="font-family:arial;"><strong>How can my listeners I and get a copy?<br /></strong></span><span style="font-family:georgia;">Go to our website </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/"><span style="font-family:georgia;">www.OptimumChoices.com</span></a><span style="font-family:georgia;"> and click on the </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/e-books.htm"><span style="font-family:georgia;">e-Books</span></a><span style="font-family:georgia;"> button in the left column on our home page. As a special offer, I will give your listeners a free e-Book with any purchase of one of our bio-algae concentrate products. Just have them enter in the Special Instructions box of our shopping cart, “Wendy sent me” and ask for their free <strong><em>Save Your Dog or Cat</em></strong> e-Book or mention it in their telephone order. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family:arial;">Thank you for sharing your holistic wisdom with my listeners today. For more information on Optimum Choices and holistic options for your pet, go to Russell’s website at </span><a href="http://www.optimumchoices.com/"><span style="font-family:arial;">www.OptimumChoices.com</span></a><span style="font-family:arial;">. You can e-mail them at </span><a href="mailto:info@OptimumChoices.com"><span style="font-family:arial;">info@OptimumChoices.com</span></a><span style="font-family:arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:arial;">or call toll-free 866-305-2306.</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-8153247781254320226?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/09/healthylife.htmlrussell@optimumchoices.com (RussellLouieWS)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-5340597475536468787Sun, 26 Sep 2010 22:43:00 +00002010-09-26T15:55:53.633-07:00Wendy's Favorite Books; Review"PIT BULL NATION" a Wendy Rees "must read"<div class="zemanta-img separator" 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Name="Bibliography"/> <w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="39" QFormat="true" Name="TOC Heading"/> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}</style> <![endif]--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal">PIT BULL NATION is a book written by a friend of Wendy's and Wendy endorses it highly. Here are a few words by the author, Cindy Marabito:</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Although pit bull is not an actual breed, the American pit bull terrier is America's first native dog breed. Years ago, I found a pit bull and like most average people, did not have the slightest idea of what to do. The chain of events leading from that first day has become the book, Pit Bull Nation. I never set out to rescue pit bulls and cannot imagine listing that occupation on a resume. The dogs you will read about in this book have given my own life a direction and a purpose beyond my wildest imagination and I have quite an imagination.<span>&nbsp; </span>The very words 'pit bull' inspire debate and media frenzy unlike any other phrase in modern culture. This book is a must read for any animal lover who wants to know the truth about pit bulls, about dogs, about shelters, about health, about training and most of all, about the incredible love these animals have to give.</div><div class="MsoNormal"> Cindy Marabito.. Pit Bull Nation</div><div class="MsoNormal"> <a href="http://www.pitbullnationonline.com%20/">http://www.pitbullnationonline.com </a></div>..<br /><div class="zemanta-pixie" style="height: 15px; margin-top: 10px;"><a class="zemanta-pixie-a" href="http://www.zemanta.com/" title="Enhanced by Zemanta"><img alt="Enhanced by Zemanta" class="zemanta-pixie-img" src="http://img.zemanta.com/zemified_e.png?x-id=3e2a7d38-da04-4a30-9923-9ce58fa25f38" style="border: medium none; float: right;" /></a></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-5340597475536468787?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/09/pit-bull-nation-wendy-rees-must-read.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-2366687494679399994Thu, 23 Sep 2010 09:59:00 +00002010-10-06T11:13:25.403-07:00General Knowledge -PetsTraining TipsHealth and/or AfflictionsDog AGGRESSION Caused by Dog DEPRESSION!<span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right;"><a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Drooker_style_dog.svg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; display: block; float: right; clear: right;"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Drooker_style_dog.svg/300px-Drooker_style_dog.svg.png" alt="An illustration of a dog done in the style of ..." style="font-size: 0.8em; border: medium none;" height="300" width="300" /></a><span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; clear: both; float: right; width: 300px;">Image via <a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Drooker_style_dog.svg">Wikipedia</a></span></span><div class="msContent14"><h1>Dog aggression may be caused by depression, say scientists</h1>Please note that Wendy can now offer one of the greatest pet insurance policies available.If you are tired of paying for vet bills or have some special needs coming up for your pet, consider pet health insurance! Just click it in the left margin (it's a purple Icon). And this story is a little surprising....<br /><br />Researchers in Spain have revealed that aggression in dogs could be the result of clinical depression, rather than the animals being aggressive by nature. This could lead to more dog owners taking out <a href="http://money.marksandspencer.com/insurance/pet-insurance/overview/">pet insurance</a> to receive help towards the cost of behavioural treatments to help their pets.<br /><br />A study of family pets led by Dr Belen Rosado of Zaragoza University discovered that badly-behaved dogs tended to have lower levels of serotonin than well-behaved canines. According to Mail Online, serotonin is the brain's 'feel-good' chemical, and a low level in humans is frequently linked to anxiety, depression and mood swings.<br /><br />Dr Zaragoza explained that aggression is the most common behavioural problem experienced by dogs. In the UK, around 3,800 patients are admitted to NHS hospitals following dog bites each year, leading many dogs to be put down.<br /><br />The researchers hope that their findings will make it easier for more pets to be diagnosed with behavioural problems, as well as encouraging the development of more anti-depressant drugs to treat their conditions - such as Eli Lilly's beef-flavoured '<a href="http://money.marksandspencer.com/news/2010/02/pet-prozac-released-for-distressed-dogs/6781/">Pet Prozac</a>', Reconcile, which was licensed by the UK's Veterinary Medicines Directorate for use in Britain earlier this year.<br /><br />Vets have also advised pet owners that their animals will be more vulnerable to depression if they are left indoors alone for extended period and that dogs can suffer more when not taken for regular walks. By taking out a comprehensive <a href="http://money.marksandspencer.com/insurance/pet-insurance/premier-cover/">pet insurance</a> policy, owners could receive financial aid towards veterinary treatments for behavioural disorders, allowing more pets to be accurately diagnosed and treated.<br /><div class="textStyle05">Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:00:00 GMT</div></div><div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles<br /></h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://r.zemanta.com/?u=http%3A//www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/7896501/Snarling-dogs-may-merely-be-depressed.html&amp;a=21088438&amp;rid=53168ee8-f5d8-4b80-9fd2-b8dfbe33966b&amp;e=b602b756d1776b6bf186ddca205a4976">Snarling dogs may merely be depressed</a> (telegraph.co.uk)</li></ul></div> <div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"><img style="border: medium none; float: right;" class="zemanta-pixie-img" alt="" src="http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=53168ee8-f5d8-4b80-9fd2-b8dfbe33966b" /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-2366687494679399994?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/09/dog-aggression-caused-by-dog-depression.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-6082505520204947634Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:55:00 +00002010-09-16T06:58:59.901-07:00Health and/or AfflictionsADULT Dog Chewing Problems<span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right;"><a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dog_enjoying_black_kong_toy.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; display: block; float: right; clear: right;"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/Dog_enjoying_black_kong_toy.jpg/300px-Dog_enjoying_black_kong_toy.jpg" alt="Did I mention she also has a website now: www...." style="font-size: 0.8em; border: medium none;" height="450" width="300" /></a><span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; clear: both; float: right; width: 300px;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">My nickname is "Chewy". How Bout You?</span><a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dog_enjoying_black_kong_toy.jpg"></a></span></span>Stop an Adult Chewer<br />If a grown dog is chewing and it’s a new behavior, you need to look at the dog’s day. Ask yourself these questions:<br /><br />• Is my dog getting enough exercise during the day?<br />• Is my dog mentally stimulated during the day while I am at work?<br />• Is my dog chewing only when I am away from home?<br /><br />A “yes” answer to any of these questions indicates that your dog may be chewing because he is bored. Before leaving the house, take your dog for a long walk and do your training to stimulate his mind and body. Provide him with chew toys to keep him busy while you are gone. Chew toys that can be stuffed with an edible filling (such as those made by Kong or the Tire Biter line of toys) can be especially helpful. You can fill them with commercially prepared fillings, or make your own with peanut butter, spray cheese, or any similar filling your dog loves. You can even mix in chopped hot dogs or cold cuts. Try freezing the filled toys to add to the chew time.<br /><br />When you see your dog chewing something he shouldn’t, take it out of his mouth and replace it with an appropriate chew toy, then praise him. Your dog wants to please you, so the more positive training you provide, the faster he will learn.<br /><div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles by Zemanta</h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://1800recycling.com/2010/07/chew-dog-safe-sustainability-minded-toys/">Chew This, Not That: Safe and Sustainability-Minded Toys</a> (1800recycling.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://therealowner.com/dogs/how-to-have-a-happy-dog/">How to Have a Happy Dog</a> (therealowner.com)</li></ul></div> <div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"><img style="border: medium none; float: right;" class="zemanta-pixie-img" alt="" src="http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=f2ff0ab1-6130-419a-9d0c-056629954b1d" /><span class="zem-script more-related pretty-attribution"><script type="text/javascript" src="http://static.zemanta.com/readside/loader.js" defer="defer"></script></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-6082505520204947634?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/09/adult-dog-chewing-problems.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7087502162001538585.post-8370191579127041048Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:47:00 +00002010-09-16T07:04:01.329-07:00General Knowledge -PetsBonding and PlaytimeI'm a puppy and I LOVE to Chew!<span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right;"><a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dog_with_rawhide_chew_toy.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; display: block; float: right; clear: right;"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/44/Dog_with_rawhide_chew_toy.jpg/300px-Dog_with_rawhide_chew_toy.jpg" alt="A dog with a rawhide chew toy." style="font-size: 0.8em; border: medium none;" height="200" width="300" /></a><span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; clear: both; float: right; width: 300px;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Got Anything for Me to Chew On? I'm a Puppy and I'm Teething and it Hurts!</span></span></span>Chewing is a puppy’s way of exploring the world by mouth. Taste and smell are strong dog senses and as your puppy gets used to its new home, he will naturally use his mouth to fulfill his curiosity. Human babies do a similar thing when they get their hands on an object they find interesting. Beyond environmental discovery, chewing is a part of a puppy’s teething process. When adult teeth cut through a puppy’s gums, the feeling can be painful and he will try to alleviate this discomfort by chewing. Try giving your pup ice cubes if you can stand a wet floor -- or put him outside with them. Ice numbs the gums. Finally, chewing can be a sign of boredom if a dog is not getting enough exercise or there is a lack of appropriate chew toys and bones for him to sink his teeth into.<br /><br />No matter the case, you should take three steps to prevent chewing and satisfy your dog’s need to exercise his mouth. First, apply a stop-chew solution to furniture legs, throw-rug corners, any tempting area or object your dog has taken a liking to and has a habit of chewing. Second, provide your dog with safe chew toys so he does not look around the house for alternatives, such as your shoes. Third, be sure your grown dog is getting enough exercise and playtime so he does not resort to chewing your valuables. He will be happier, and so will you.<br /><br />Make Stop-Chew Solution<br />To make your own stop-chew solution, mix equal parts of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg essential oils (from the natural foods store) in a clean glass container with a lid. You can use this blend full strength by applying a small amount with a rubber glove directly to the surface the dog is chewing. To make a spray, place the oil blend in a glass spray bottle and add a small amount of very hot water. Shake well and spray on surfaces you want the dog to avoid. Note: Never use stop-chew solution on painted surfaces, and test other surfaces in an inconspicuous area before applying to be sure it will not cause damage. Store any unused solution in a cool, dark place—the refrigerator is great.<br /><br /><br /><div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles by Zemanta</h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/81740.aspx">How Old Is a Dog When it Starts Teething</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/86971.aspx">Taking Care of a 6 Week Old Puppy</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/columnists/break_dogs_bad_habits_with_training_99056289.html">Cathy M. 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font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} </style> <![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">Most of us with the economy issues these days are on a very tight budget. However, AAA is relaying some pretty cool news. Pet owners are in increasing numbers taking their pets on vacation with them, and they plan their vacations around pet friendly places -- which are TRULY on the rise. AAA is helping pet owners out with over 13,000 options for lodging in its 2008 pet traveling guide. The website PetTravel.com hasn’t seen any visible signs of reduction on luxury travel for our pets either, even though people are supposedly tightening their belts.. This is from Jerry Hatfield who has been in the pet travel business for 11 years.<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style=""><o:p> </o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">Many hotels throughout Europe and North America are coming up with gourmet menus and other amenities for our tail-wagging friends. No wonder they are encouraging that pets accompany you , given the number of people traveling with them. Also, doggie day care is an expensive proposition! <o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style=""><o:p> </o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ has begun offering their “Pet Friendly” program in over 200 Hilton hotels in the Americas. The program is brand new and when checking in a guest’s pet will receive a welcome package. This package includes: a Hilton pet collar tag, a packet of biodegradable waste pickup bags, a bottle of disinfectant, deodorizer, and one step cleaner, along with organic treats and a travel tote. Hilton’s upscale amenities even feature a pet bed designed by artist William Wegman and Crypton Fabrics. It is available in-room and can be purchase online at www.HiltonToHome.com. Last, but certainly not least, the hotels participating in the “Pet Friendly” program also offer a concierge service for the pet traveler. This can give you information on local pet shops, veterinarians and kennels that may be in the area.<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style=""><o:p> </o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">Additionally, only a certain number of rooms will be designated “Pet Friendly” in each participating hotel. Not only will they undergo a regular room cleaning, they will be subject to a deep cleaning. This includes all drapery, upholstered furniture and carpets. This service is performed after each four-legged guest checks out.<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style=""><o:p> </o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="">Housing isn’t the only thing our dogs have to look forward to. At the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix; your dog can feast on Zen You for $11.00. Zen You is a vegetable stir-fry with poached eggs and steamed brown rice. This meal is designed to help your dog adjust to the altitude and jet lag they may experience. In Tampa, Florida at the Hard Rock Hotel &amp; Casino your dog can feast on braised New Zealand lamb served on a bed of rice for $15.00, or they can have an appetizer of chicken liver pâtè for $7.00. In Los Angeles, the Hyatt Regency at Century Plaza offers a locally sourced organic room service dog menu. All items, which include the “Buddy Burger”, a hamburger with cheese and will cost you $5.00 are cooked to order.</b></p><p class="MsoNormal">And if you think this all sounds like too much? Wait until you see what disney is doing with a doggie hotel where your dog can stay day and night. If I filled in the blanks it would take up a whole extra post. Suffice it to say that air conditioned rooms and TV are standard!. <br />"When traveling with your pet, Please remember to always pack your travel first aid kit, and bring food from home to help your dog make the transition. Yes- these hotels do provide a fun menu for you and your dog, but the last thing you want while traveling is an upset stomach. So, please use the menu as a treat and keep Fido on his normal diet.<span style=""> </span>Do not forget to keep your dogs safe for the festivities of July 4th and most of all HAVE FUN!!<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style=""><o:p> </o:p></b></p> <div class="zemanta-related"><h6 class="zemanta-related-title" style="font-size: 1em; margin: 1em 0pt 0pt;">Related articles</h6><ul class="zemanta-article-ul"><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://therealowner.com/pets/airline-approved-pet-carriers/">Airline Approved Pet Carriers</a> (therealowner.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.brighthub.com/pets/dogs/articles/86533.aspx">Escort Services that Handle Your Dog During Travel</a> (brighthub.com)</li><li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://www.shoppingblog.com/blog/8141015">Tips for Flying With Your Pet</a> (shoppingblog.com)</li></ul></div> <div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"><img style="border: medium none; float: right;" class="zemanta-pixie-img" alt="" src="http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=152fc5a6-fedd-412e-804f-264441640003" /><span class="zem-script more-related pretty-attribution"><script type="text/javascript" src="http://static.zemanta.com/readside/loader.js" defer="defer"></script></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><div style="margin:10px;"><a href="http://www.naymz.com/search/wendy/nan/rees/1625906"><img src="http://www.naymz.com/images/badge.gif" alt="Wendy Nan Rees" title="Wendy Nan Rees on Naymz" border="0" /></a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/7087502162001538585-993309876535401375?l=www.expertpetadvisor.com' alt='' /></div>http://www.expertpetadvisor.com/2010/09/people-and-pets-are-on-road-together-in.htmltom-rees@hotmail.com (Thomas Rees)0