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Q&A: For those of you with children….?

Question by KS: For those of you with children….?
Did you wait until your baby was delivered before you realized you might want to know just a little bit about taking care of an infant? Or did you actually start doing some research and asking questions while you were pregnant?

Why on Earth would anyone wait until the dog has delivered puppies to start asking questions? I would think a couple of months during the pregnancy would be more than enough time to do some research….

*I know nothing about breeding…which is why my dogs are fixed. I ran a search just to see what kind of info came up. I got 15,800,000 hits for “dog pregnancy.”

Best answer:

Answer by Jennifer T
You are spot on, but sadly, not everyone is as on the ball.

What do you think? Answer below!

Sponsoring Puppies To Become Guide Dogs

Sponsoring Puppies To Become Guide Dogs

Are you looking to make a difference to someone’s life but dont know how? If so then you could do a lot worse than sponsoring puppies to be guide dogs during the long process of training. Guide
puppy training is very expensive, and it takes new puppies around 24 months to learn everything they need to, so they really need your help. Youll be doing a fantastic service if you decide to sponsor one, as there are currently almost 10,000 blind people in need of helper dogs.

Anyone can sponsor a guide dog by providing their personal details and spending 5 pounds a month by direct debit, or as much as they can afford to give. All of your money will go to be spent on training the puppy you choose, so you can be sure its money well spent. Your puppy sponsorship will be a truly worthwhile experience, as you’ll be able to receive regular ‘pupdates on the progress he/she is making with training, as well as photos every few months so you can see how your puppy grows!. Another advantage of joining the puppy sponsorship scheme is that you’ll receive a special gift pack for your puppy that includes a puppy photo card, a photo album, a certificate, a calendar and a window sticker so you can show the world what you are doing.

Although you might want to visit your puppy and see it for yourself, this won’t be possible as there simply isn’t enough time to waste during its training period. Dont despair though, as the regular updates on your puppy’s progress will keep you informed. The training period and your sponsorship will continue for 2 years, and by the time that it is over, no doubt youll be very attached to your puppy, which is why well inform you about the new home your puppy is going to be sent to and the person he/she will help. By doing such a wonderful service, you will be giving a blind person independence and freedom, something to feel really good about. An arm of the Guide Dogs for Blind People Association, Sponsor a Puppy is a non-profit making organization. It has raised money for the provision of training guide dogs for the blind for many years, and it continues to be in need of your help. Make a huge difference to someones life in the most enjoyable way possible, sponsoring guide dogs brings with it a unique pleasure and enjoyment that you wont find anywhere else.

For more information, please visit our website Sponsor A Guide Dog. .

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Lap Dog / Watch Dog

Bitzi is support services for the real watch dogs. She proves it’s not necessary to actually know what you are barking at, as long as you do.
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During training at DarnFar Ranch, Cesar, a German Shepherd Dog, gets a correction from a Cat.
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My Dog Ate What?

My Dog Ate What?

It’s no secret that dogs eat crazy things, and sometimes even more astonishing are the miraculous twists that can save their lives.

Glass, Glue, and Rocks:
The owners of Lola, a Labradoodle, realize she ingested underwear after examining her vomit. Then, they find bloody paw prints after a gorging incident with some tasty brownies from a broken glass dish. Luckily for Lola, after a trip to the vet for X-rays and surgery, there is a twist to the case – the underwear and socks in L

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Question by Luke808666: Do any Screamo Deathcore kiddies listen to “At The Gates”?
The band that every man and his dog wants to steal a riff from.

Best answer:

Answer by emo:(
no i have never heard of that band i’ll check it out

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Some Dog Health Problems are Easy to Resolve

Some Dog Health Problems are Easy to Resolve

Puppies are generally a delight to have around. As long as you can cope with the chewing up of garments and expensive items, the huge energy and the occasional soiling as they become potty trained.

But that’s a small price to pay for the enthusiasm for life they have, for the fun that infectiously oozes from them.

You love him. He loves you. All is well with the world.

Until he falls sick.

Then your world crashes.

The first thing that springs to mind is what caused it? Was it something you did or didn’t do? Is it your fault? Were you too vigilant or not vigilant enough? Did you overprotect him or did you let him roam free too much?

Well, chances are that it was your fault.

But only by virtue of the fact you were doing as you were told, probably because you thought someone else knew better than you. Perhaps if you had listened to that little inner voice you sometimes hear, but mostly ignore, which told you different, things may not be this bad.

It’s never too late to learn.

And animals have an amazing way of ensuring you do indeed learn, mostly from your mistakes.

So now your puppy has grown up and has a few dog health problems.

The first possible cause to consider it what he is doing every day.

Eating!

What are you feeding him?

Commercial dog food, as most holistic veterinarians have found, is the route cause of many, if not most, dog health problems.

Depending on the country, brand and era or manufacture, most commercial dog food looks something like this:

low grade meat by-products, often from a rendering plant cheap, health lacking filler such as paper, sawdust, sugar, nut shells, melamine indigestible isolated and synthetic nutrients toxic preservatives not permitted in human food

Sounds pretty unhealthy doesn’t it? Even one of those ingredients may be contributing to your dog health problem, but what if he was eating all four?

Although there are as many causes for dog health problems as there are dogs, by far the most common is the food you are feeding him.

By virtue of its daily consumption, healthy dog food, similar to the food his wild cousins eat, will go a long way to making his immune system strong, strong enough to fend off most dog health problems for years.

If you’re worried about the expense, don’t be. Feeding real food to your dog is as cheap as feeding commercial dog food. It may take a little more time, especially in the early stages as you are finding your feet, but just consider the fortune you save on veterinarian bills! They don’t come cheap by any means.

Written by Madeleine Innocent.
Do you want to learn more about natural health, in particular homeopathy? Check out my free ebook ‘Better Health for Dogs’, by clicking on the website link below.
Naturally Healthy Dogs
http://naturallyhealthydogs.com

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PetStore.com Pampers Pooches at Bring Your Dog to Work Day

PetStore.com Pampers Pooches at Bring Your Dog to Work Day












A few employees and their pets gather during Bring Your Dog to Work Day


Garden Grove, CA (Vocus) June 28, 2010

Friday, June 25 saw many wagging tails and wet noses in the workplace, as dog owners brought their pups to the office for Bring Your Dog to Work Day. PetStore.com, online retailer of pet accessories, participated in the event, encouraging employees to experience the benefits of spending the workday surrounded by pets.

“Most pet owners would agree that their dogs help them feel more creative in the office and they are more productive in that environment,” said Mike Giove, chief operating officer for PetStore.com. “A few studies show that working with your pet decreases absenteeism and helps improve relationships between employees and managers.”

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 46 million individuals who bring their pets to the workplace state that as a reason to work longer hours.

To make the event special, PetStore.com provided dog supplies and treats, along with organizing activities for both the dogs and owners.

“We had a musical chairs activity for the owners and dogs, and the find-the-treat contest was a big hit,” Giove said. “It was a great way to bond with all of the people here, and everyone had a good time. Many of the dogs that participated could do tricks, while others were happy just to be with their owners while sitting and eating.”

PetStore.com gave out dog pet supplies prizes for the winners, including rawhide Red Barn bones and Greenies. Each participating dog received a toy bag with toys from JW Pet and Kong.

“Bring Your Dog to Work Day was a big success,” Giove said. “As an online retailer of pet supplies, all the employees here are animal lovers, so this was like our own holiday.”

About PetStore.com

PetStore.com prides itself on great prices, wide selection, speed of delivery and superior service. Ninety-seven percent of orders are shipped the same day. The company was designed with the intention of providing not only the best products at the most competitive prices, but to become the number one provider of pet products, education and information. Petstore.com has one of the most active online communities of pet owners on the Internet today. Inside the pet forum, there are a broad range of subjects discussed with new topics being added every day.

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