Archive for November, 2009

Question by Squirrel cage: Which side of the trapping debate would you be on, the illegal trappers or those who rescue the injured dogs?
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PALMER, Alaska – Andre the two-legged dog was rescued last winter when a woman noticed the animal trailing blood across a country road.

The large, friendly mutt lost most of the lower half of his left legs after getting caught in an animal trap or snare.

Now, the black and brown canine has become a symbol in Alaska for what pet owners and animal lovers say is a gruesome and growing problem: pets accidentally caught in traps and snares meant for wild animals.

The problem, animal owners and advocates say, is increasing as more people move into and use areas of Alaska that were once wild.

But the problem is not new. Tension between dog owners and trappers has been percolating in Alaska for decades, said Cliff Judkins, chairman of the Alaska Board of Game.

“I don’t know what the long-term answer is to it really. The Board of Game is caught in the middle between two groups,” he said. …………
“This thing has been going on for a long, long time.”

Karen McNaught, of Palmer, nursed Andre back to health, although she initially didn’t think he would make it.

“No one had seen a dog with two legs cut off like that,” she said. “The bone was sticking out on both of them. It was horrible.”

Now, Andre bounces around her back yard like a Pogo-Stick. When tired, he leans against the house or the fence. The plan is to fit him with artificial legs.

Merle Jean Muller’s dog, Bo Diddley, was luckier. The 52-year-old woman’s 45-kilogram mixed breed stepped on a trap about three metres off a trail near the fast-growing area of Palmer in December.

Muller got Bo Diddley out of the trap. She then took the trap, left the trapper a nasty note and reported the incident to the Alaska Board of Fish and Game. She also organized a letter-writing campaign.

“If it was up to me trapping would not be allowed,” she said. “It has to be restricted from places where people recreate and l
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Best answer:

Answer by Angry Y!A Nerd, Meaghan Edwards
Those who rescued the dog.

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What’s the Diagnosis?: Understanding Your Dog’s Health Problems

What’s the Diagnosis?: Understanding Your Dog’s Health Problems

This book, written by two practicing veterinarians who also have a national call-in help line, is just what all dog owners need to understand their pets’ problems. Those all-important clues to the veterinarian will help every owner to understand the diagnosis, thereby better enabling the owner to help the pet.

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Karen Pryor i click clicker – BLUE, for Clicker Training

  • Revolutionary in design and function the new i-Click was designed by the clicker trainers at KPCT to provide the next generation tool for clicker training.
  • Shhhh! Listen. A quiet click. For classes or for sound sensitive animals it’s the must have tool. And animals that have been trained with a classic box clicker completely understand the lighter sound of the new i-Click.
  • Timing is Everything. With the new-i-Click you won’t miss a clickable moment because you fumbled trying to use your clicker. The i-Click has been designed to let you click no matter how you happen to grab hold of it. Upside down click, sideways click, right side up click. You can click with your thumb, with your palm, even your foot. And no more worries about clicking with your gloves on, if you suffer from arthritis or if you have long nails or large hands.
  • Everyone Can Click. The new i-Click is disabled friendly. Drop the clicker on the floor (it always lands in a clickable position) and you can click with your foot. Strap it to a wheel chair and click with your palm or chin.
  • Balanced Clicking. The trigger has been engineered so that a small amount of pressure is all you need to click, but you aren’t likely to click early or mistakenly either. Balance – something that a clicker trainer readily appreciates. Right Sized. The i-Click is small enough to be hidden in your palm; not only does this make it wonderfully discreet, but you can click in that position! This means you never need fret about the clicker becoming a visual cue.

Revolutionary in design and function the new i-Click was designed by the clicker trainers at KPCT to provide the next generation tool for clicker training. Shhhh! Listen. A quiet click. For classes or for sound sensitive animals it’s the must have tool. And animals that have been trained with a classic box clicker completely understand the lighter sound of the new i-Click. Timing is Everything. With the new-i-Click you won’t miss a clickable moment because you fumbled trying to use your clicker.

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Hair Loss In Dogs Pictures

Hair Loss In Dogs Pictures

Nowadays, science and technology develop fast and our living standards re better. However, people are suffering more stress as society development. Hair loss used to be old men’s problem but now it’s also a big problem for young men as well as young women.

At first, you should know what causes hair loss. It’s well known that it’s because of excess estrogen. But few people know that estrogen produces DHT which is the real hair killer. There are many reasons for getting excess estrogen, such as well-known stress, lack of vitamin or minerals, diseases, etc.

We can stop hair loss from inner body and outer body.

First, try best to avoid taking supplements and food contains chemicals which would produce estrogen. Preservatives and additives are the most common chemicals in our daily life. Eat more organic foods instead of the above mentioned.

Liver is a key organ which neutralizes the pollution in the environment which would produce estrogen in your body too. So clean your liver and improve its neutralizing ability is also important for stopping hair loss.

Another factor causes production of estrogen is stress. So keep relax and do some workouts like yoga to reduce your stress is much recommended.

Besides those approaches for inner body, there are also some natural remedies for your scalps. Safflower oil, capsicum paste and onion are proved to be useful for stimulating blood circulation of follicles. Massage with aloe gel and rosemary oil is good method to stop hair loss too.

No matter stopping hair loss from inner or outer body, to reduce the DHT in your body is the key. Even you reduce estrogen in your body, but there still is DHT on your scalp. So removing the DHT on your scalp is the thing you should pay more attention to.

Be good to your hair, be good to yourself. I highly recommend stop your hair loss to you.


Try Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Try Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Making your own homemade dog treats can be a healthy way to provide your dog with treats that they will enjoy. When you create your own homemade dog treats, you can ensure that only quality ingredients go into the treats and you can tailor them to your dog’s tastes and needs. Many commercial dog treats are filled with preservatives that are added by the manufacturer to create a longer shelf life but you can make your own homemade dog treats that are devoid of these additives. Also, many commercial brand dog treats are predominately made from fillers and byproducts instead of wholesome natural ingredients. When you make homemade dog treats for your canine companions you can ensure that you use only the highest quality ingredients and that you don’t add chemicals and preservatives that are not healthy for your dog.

When you are baking your homemade dog treats you have a great deal of flexibility and can include flavor combinations that you know your dog enjoys. Cheese and garlic are particularly popular dog flavors but if you dog does not like these you always have the options of using any other ingredients you desire such as peanut butter, chicken or beef. You know your dog’s taste best and when you make your own homemade dog treats you can create unique treats that are appetizing to your dog.

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Question by commonsense: Does the homeopathic medicine “excrementum caninum” have actual dog feces?
And what on earth is it used for??

Best answer:

Answer by Tink
Well, you know….if it quacks like a horse…..

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Skateboarding Dog

Tillman the skateboarding bulldog from the iphone commercial. All clips are from January 2007. Tillman was a little over a year old at the time and is a much better skateboarder now. Tillman does not belong to me, to find out more about Tillman contact Mike Maguire A little history of this first video. I Filmed the video using a just purchased Panasonic Lumix TZ1. I was bicycling through Venice Beach California when I came upon the skateboarding dog. This was probably the only time I used the Lumix’s wide screen movie mode. I suspect one of the biggest reasons my video was selected, second only to the awesome Tillman, was not much user generated 16:9 content was available on youtube.(iphone is 16:9) Originally the first video had the soundtrack “Giving In” by linkin Park. Once the video appeared in iphone commercials I panicked and removed the video from youtube because of the attention and I had no rights to use the song. As time approached for Apple’s release of the iphone with youtube, youtube contacted me and requested I reinstate the video without the soundtrack. Youtube wanted users to be able to view the skateboarding dog in the store and after purchasing their iphone. Unfortunately youtube gave me only a few hours to re-edited video before the iphone release. The original background sound on most of the clips was ruined by hysterical laughter from a woman watching Tillman so I cut and pasted sound in from other parts of the video to cover

It’s dogs in slow-mo catching treats. What could be better. From TBWA Toronto. Follow me on Twitter, I share neat things. Music is by Andrew Harris, a Vancouver-based sound designer and composer. Check out more of his awesome sounds here:

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