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2 years ago

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Signs of Death | 10 Signs of Death Approaching | Caring.Com
Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, interesting, humans, animals )
Dianne Ly - 21 hours ago - caring.com
No one can predict the moment of death. But physicians and nurses involved in end-of-life care know that certain symptoms are usually associated with the body's shutting down

Signs of Death
2 years ago

I took care of my mother as she was dying, and knowing what to expect helped me help her end this part of her journey.

2 years ago

Me too Carol,it is so hard.

Ten Dog Friendly People Treats
2 years ago

Here is a wonderful list of 10 foods you can feed your dog without worrying about wither or not it is safe.

Pumpkin is bursting with vitamins, beta carotene and fiber. It’s also low in calories, and you can feed it to a tummy-aching dog to settle its stomach or help relieve diarrhea. As always, fresh is best. If you really must buy the canned stuff, make sure you select a brand of pumpkin that’s not full of sugar and preservatives.

Blueberries fresh or frozen, berries are good for dogs for the same reasons they’re good for us: they’re packed with vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals. But don’t share too much, because dogs are just as prone as we are to the digestive discomfort that can come from berry overindulgence.

Carrots are an excellent choice of a vegetable snack for dogs. Dogs love to chow down on carrots because they’re sweet and delicious, and they’re healthy because of all the vitamins, fiber and potassium they carry. As a bonus, carrots are great for canine dental health too.

Yogurt is one of the best treats you can give dogs for the same reasons it’s so often recommended to humans: it’s packed to the rafters with probiotics, vitamins, protein, calcium, riboflavin, zinc and potassium. But be as judicious with selecting yogurt for your dog as you should be with yourself. Avoid yogurts that are chock-full of sugar, preservatives and other additives. By the same token, fat-free yogurt is an acceptable option for dieting dogs, but be careful not to choose a brand that replaces the fat with an artificial fat substitute. All-natural is the name of the game here.

Salmon When it comes to “people food” for our pets, fish is typically thought of as a favorite meal of cats, and that’s true, but it doesn't mean dogs can’t also enjoy the health benefits of some fresh, delicious salmon. The fish is a great source of protein, and it boasts a ton of omega-3 fatty acids which promote a strong immune system, healthy skin and a shiny coat. And if your family has both dogs and cats in the home, that’s all the more reason to stay stocked up on this nutritional powerhouse.

Peanut Butter Some dog owners like to put a bit of peanut butter on the roofs of their dogs’ mouths because it’s funny to watch a dog smack its lips to get the sticky treat into its hungry belly. Fortunately, peanut butter is safe (and delicious) for dogs to eat. And because dogs are generally quite fond of peanut butter, it can be used to conceal yucky medicine. It almost goes without saying that your dog is best off eating natural, unprocessed peanut butter without added salt, sugar and preservatives. (And that goes for you too.)

Watermelon when Summer is almost upon us and our dogs are just as excited as we are for warm weather, fun in the sun, playing at the beach and stuffing our faces with juicy, delicious watermelon. Yes, dogs can eat watermelon. Other melons are good for dogs to eat too, but stick to the familiar fruit-salad basics like watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe instead of anything exotic that you might find.

Green Beans “Eat a green thing every day” is an age-old dietary tip that stands for people and their dogs alike. Getting your kids to eat green beans can be an ongoing battle, but your dog will probably wolf them right down. You already know that green beans are nutritious because they’re full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, and since they’re so low in calories too, they make a great weight-management snack for dogs that have put on a few extra pounds.

Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes are a wonderful, cost-efficient treat you can share with your dogs. These sweet spuds have got fiber, vitamins and carotenoids up the wazoo. What’s the best way to prepare them for canine consumption? You wouldn't want to eat sweet potatoes raw, and neither would your pooch. Serve them up in a dog bowl cooked, mashed or even dehydrated. Just don’t add salt or butter

Cheese is one of those foods that most of us can agree on. Almost everyone loves at least some cheeses, and you probably have a few lactose-intolerant friends who lament the one thing they really miss eating is cheese. Well, the same is true for dogs. They’re usually eager to gobble up some cheese, and generally it’s perfectly safe. But like us, dogs can be prone to lactose intolerance, so tread lightly. Cottage cheese is a good choice because it’s gentle on sensitive tummies

When giving your dog a new treat be sure to watch for any undesired side effects. Just because they can eat it doesn't always mean their tummy's want them to.

2 years ago

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Special Ways to Help Unfortunate Pet Owners to Keep Their Pets - Rockford Pet Care | Examiner.Com


Animals  (tags: helping family and pets stay together, family, humans, news, dogs, cats, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, animals, animaladvocates, pets, protection )
Dianne Ly - 12 hours ago - examiner.com

Is there any way that we can help unfortunate pet owners keep their beloved pets? The answer is yes, we can help not only the pet owners but their pets. These families need to stay together rather than facing separation or worse yet, having a pet put down

2 years ago

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Dog Emotions Run High During Holiday Time - National Wheaten Terrier | Examiner.Com


Animals  (tags: holidays, animals, dogs, cats, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, humans, pets )
Dianne Ly - 14 hours ago - examiner.com

As changes come about in your household, so, too, do changes seem to occur in dogs this time of year. With all of the excitement, the dog's emotions seem to be saturated and flow over in everything that they do.

SOME SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR PETS DURING THE HOLIDAYS
2 years ago

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Protect Your Companion Animals During the Holidays | PETA.Org


Animals  (tags: Christmas, safety, risks, interesting, health, education, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animals, pets )
Dianne Ly - 7 hours ago - peta.org

It is one of the top three plants most commonly associated with Christmas, right along with mistletoe and holly. If you guessed poinsettia, you're right on the money!