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Despite the fact that your dog’s body naturally produces small amounts of Vitamin C, recent research indicates that supplementing your canines diet with additional sources of Vitamin C can significantly impact your pet’s health, wellness and aging process.
Todays recommended dietary allowance which is referred to as the RDA was initially developed to prevent the development of gross nutritional deficiency diseases such as scurvy and rickets in institutionalized individuals. The RDA was never developed to promote or maintain normal health much less optimal health or wellness.
Recently published studies suggest that supplemental sources of Vitamin C added to the canine daily diet offer many additional health benefits. Because Vitamin C is a biological antioxidant, it naturally acts as a free radical scavenger lowering levels of oxidative damage to your dogs cells and tissues. In other words, Vitamin C helps to protect your dogs body from free radical damage much like anti-corrosive’s help to prevent rust.
Not only does this potentially contribute to increased quality of life for dogs on a daily basis but optimal intake may also play an important role in the prevention of chronic or long term diseases your dog may be predisposed to and encounter as he or she ages. These chronic diseases include disorders from arthritis and diabetes to heart failure, high blood pressure, immune deficiency disorders and cancer.
In humans whose bodies do not naturally manufacture Vitamin C, according to the Linus Pauling Institute and the National Institute of Health, todays suggested daily dosages are more than double that initially proposed by the standard RDA.
In pets similar protocols are gaining acceptance by Alternative and Holistic veterinary practitioners and with time it is hopeful that traditional mainstream veterinary medicine will take notice of these emerging pet nutritional trends as well.
What choices does a dog owner have?
Supplementing your dog’s diet with Vitamin C is easy. Vitamin C is available in a variety of forms from standardized, over the counter supplements as well as directly from food sources including oranges and orange juice. Frozen orange juice cubes taste great and make wonderful healthy summertime treats as does adding a bit of fresh O.J. to your dog’s water bowl. On the other hand offering your canine a few fresh orange slices is a low cal, tasty snack that’s healthy.Despite the fact that your dog’s body naturally produces small amounts of... more
Contrary to what may pet owners may believe, neutering male dogs actually increases the risk of prostate cancer eight fold. Neutered dogs are also four times more likely to develop bladder cancer versus non-neutered male dogs.
Technically, the canine prostate gland is referred to as an accessory sex organ in dogs. The prostate gland itself surrounds the urethra and is located at the neck of the urinary bladder, so the two organs are located very close together in your dog’s body and may be affected by similar disorders, including cancer.
Most of us, including this veterinarian and author, were told and/or taught that neutering male dogs reduced the risk of a variety of cancers including those involving the sex organs. New research validates the exact opposite.
So, contrary to what we have been told as well as to what many of us as veterinarians were formally taught in school, neutering pets may alter aggression and territorial behavior but it also increases the risk and incidence of cancer.
Traditionally pet owners were given the option to treat canine prostate cancer using massive doses of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, this therapy results in killing all the cells in the area as until now, scientists were unable to figure out how to target just the cancerous cells without adversely affecting normal cells in the process.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have potentially found an innovative targeted prostate cancer cure that is being tested in dogs and mice prior to people. They created radioactive gold nanoparticles, attached them to an antioxidant found in green tea leaves called epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC) then give 1-2 injections directly into the affected prostate gland and that’s it.
The radioactivity is gone within 3 weeks and significant tumor size reduction complete in 28 days.
Currently, studies have been conducted in mice with excellent results. The researchers are planning to team up with the College of Veterinary Medicine to conduct clinical trials in dogs with prostate cancer which will precede similar trials in humans.
This novel intratumor nanoparticle injection approach may offer significant advances in cancer therapy which is also referred to as oncology, for a variety of solid cancerous tumors in both pets and people.Contrary to what may pet owners may believe, neutering male dogs actually increases... more
I wanted to share a nice note with our pet loving community that I received from Libby, a pet lover from Georgia who owns a Pekingese dog named Peekaboo. Peekaboo is just a year and a half old and she was diagnosed with a condition called renal dysplasia.
Renal dysplasia is a birth defect in which the kidneys are formed abnormally. In addition to their small, irregular size their function is also compromised which usually results in a very shortened lifespan filled with ongoing illness and lots of visits to the vet.
Her kidney blood values were dramatically elevated and her regular vet did not hold out much hope for her at all, in fact he didn’t think the dog would survive more than a couple weeks. In desperation, Libby sought a second opinion from the University of Georgia, School of Veterinary Medicine, after which she contacted this veterinarian and author for another consultation.
We spoke by phone at length about Peekaboo’s history and lab values and decided to simply tweak her current protocol and add a couple natural pet supplements and a homemade diet to her daily regime. Much to even my surprise the dog responded better than either of us ever imagined and at this point, only a week later, we expect Peekaboo to enjoy a completely normal lifespan despite her diagnosis of renal dysplasia.I wanted to share a nice note with our pet loving community that I received from... more
Expecting a new baby can change a lot of things, including your adult dog’s behavior. His position in your family will change and you don’t want him to blame the baby. Make as many changes in your home environment and your dog’s routine as early as you can.
If certain areas of your home will be off limits, like the nursery, establish that now. It’s also a good idea to teach your dog the difference between his toys and the baby’s. For dogs that have trouble differentiating between certain toys, use scent recognition to teach them the difference – put a dab of Listerine on the baby’s toys, truss the scented baby toy and a dog toy then play the game “which one is yours?” Playing this game once a week, most dogs learn the difference within a month.
The sound of a crying baby also upsets a lot of adult dogs, so it’s a good idea to desensitize your dog to the sounds before the baby arrives. Use a tape of a baby crying, put it in the crib, turn it on and see how your dog reacts.
http://www.organizedwisdom.com/introducing-your-dog-to-your-new-baby-dr-carols-naturally-healthy-pets-blog/6682682-9157762/nxi/medExpecting a new baby can change a lot of things, including your adult dog’s... more
Denver television news anchor was bitten by a large dog on live television recently. While many were shocked, statistics show that one million people are treated for dog bites each year. Certain dog breeds are more prone to attack than others, and adult dogs with little or no training during their younger years are even more aggressive. Are you aware of the warning signs of an aggressive dog attack?
Warning Signs of Dog Attack:
Tail pointed up.
Ears standing up.
Stance is straight-legged and stiff.
Lips appear retracted with teeth showing.
Direct eye contact with the dog.
Leaning toward the potential victim.
Knowing the signs of a potential attack can help prevent attacks. Once you recognize signs that a dog may be about to attack, back away from the dog to avoid attacks and attempt to put the animal at ease. Dog owners should be aware of signs their dog may be about to attack and diffuse situations immediately for the protection of the dog, owner, and potential victim.
For more information on dog behavior issues and dog attacks, see the following links:
Aggression In Dogs
Toddler Dead After Family Dog AttackDenver television news anchor was bitten by a large dog on live television recently.... more
This is one of the most powerful Blogs I have had the fortune to read and I hope you find the time, because it could change you or a loved ones life.This is one of the most powerful Blogs I have had the fortune to read and I hope you... more
Three years ago, the grasslands of Mike Livingston's Colorado ranch were drying out.
For a rancher whose livelihood depended on those diminishing grasslands, it was an oncoming economic and ecological disaster in slow motion. For the wider world, it was one more example of how prairies and savannas from Alberta to Africa are inexorably being swallowed by growing global wastelands.
Desertification caused by climate change and human activity now threatens the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people worldwide, according to the United Nations. Globally, 52 percent of land used to grow food has been affected either moderately or severely.
But on that patch of Colorado prairie, something different happened: The grass came back. Today, "the grass has covered the sand," says Mr. Livingston. A dozen or more sandy, wind-blown basins have become lush and green.
What made the difference was a simple idea with tremendous global consequences. In short, Livingston tried to turn the clock back on his land by moving his cattle around the land in a way that mimics the movement of buffalo centuries before. The idea is called Holistic Management, and users say it is a powerful tool to undo the damage that humans have inflicted on grasslands worldwide.
"Human beings are a desert-making species," says Luc Gnacadja, executive secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. But Holistic Management "is a game changer."
Developed by an African rancher, Allan Savory, over several decades and established on his Zimbabwe ranch in 1992, the Holistic Management model is now making inroads in the United States. Backers say it has the potential to revitalize broad swaths of the American West. To do so, however, would require a change in decades-old ranching practices, which means that the revolution, for now, is starting small.
The idea behind Holistic Management is that grasslands were healthier before modern ranching began. The reason: As huge herds of herbivores roamed the landscape, they revitalized it, nibbling plants to stimulate root growth, trampling the ground in ways that broke apart caked earth to allow seeds to germinate and water to seep in, and fertilizing the ground with their dung.
As grasslands have been fenced off, however, herbivores have become sedentary, and these processes have been impeded. Holistic Management (HM) involves using livestock as though they were the grazing mammals of old, herding them across property according to a planned schedule. The approach is now being applied to more than 40 million acres around the world – about the size of the state of Wisconsin. In the US, interest has grown since Mr. Savory won the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Prize, which rewards "a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems," according to the website.
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Camp Verde, AZ (PRWEB) May 11, 2011
The Institute for Vibrant Living (IVL), a heading producer of synergistically-blended nutritive supplements has partnered with holistic veterinarian, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, who has created a line of house pet health supplements written especially for the sly and dog companions. Dr. Osborne has gained national recognition in alternative veterinary pet therapies and natural health care for dogs and cats. She is the nation’s only veterinarian to be a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.
IVL’s formulating truth is to use innate mixture to residence definite complaints whilst ancillary the whole body structure. Dr. Osborne is a foremost expert in the use of naturopathic and holistic pet therapies, promoting wellness whilst addressing their health issues. The outcome of this earnest partnership is a line of cutting-edge supplements.
“Pets are the most appropriate friends and give us with unconditional love and companionship,” says Dr. Carol. “They give us the best years of their lives; with these supplements you can give them the best of theirs.”
The lineup of new house pet supplements existing from IVL includes:
PAAWS™ Dog Vitamins is a patented, all-natural, USA Made, organic radical dog vitamin network that promotes health, wellness and dog longevity. PAAWS Dog Vitamins soothe the symptoms of aging, dog arthritis and allergies.
Dr. Carol’s Canine Hip Joint Support is an all-natural dog arthritis supplement. The Advanced Flexibility Formula provides a unique, all-natural, organic multiple of USA done human rank dog arthritis nutrients: Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin Sulfate, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Manganese, Zinc and the Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids: EPA and DHA. Dr. Carol’s Canine Hip Joint Support supplements are tasty, bacon flavored chewable tablets, providing innate dog arthritis suffering relief, rebuilding of bones, joints and junction tissue.
Dog Probiotics enclose a patent-protected, USA made, thorough merge of “friendly” germs profitable in progressing great dog digestive tract health by ancillary abdominal balance. Dog Probiotics are concentrated source of valuable microorganisms supports a strong dog defence network and promotes physical nature in dogs of all ages.
Cat Probiotics enclose a patent-protected merge of “friendly” germs profitable in progressing great sly digestive health by ancillary abdominal balance. Cat Probiotics are concentrated source of valuable microorganisms supports a strong defense network and promotes physical nature in cats and kittens of all ages.
Cat Digest-Zymes is a complete, full-spectrum, plant-based, USA-made digestive chemical substance supplement. It comes as a powder for blending in to any of your cat’s meals. Cat Digest-Zymes ensures total digestive process and assimilation of any nutritious in your cat’s diet at the mobile level.
PAAWS™ Cat Vitamins is a patented, all-natural, organic new thing in sly health and longevity. PAAWS Cat Vitamins combats arthritis, aging and skin allergies.
About the Institute for Vibrant Living
A personality in the dietary addition industry, the Institute for Vibrant Living is committed to providing customers with indication formed nutritive supplements. Their unique product line reflects a idea that any person can accomplish lifelong health. All products and formulations are formed on endless research, clinical trials and box studies. All products are 100% guaranteed.Camp Verde, AZ (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 The Institute for Vibrant Living (IVL), a heading... more
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Ruben and Aram share few quick and easy weight loss tips that will help you jump start weight loss NOW!Ruben and Aram share few quick and easy weight loss tips that will help you jump start... more
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Taffy pet chews manufactured by Merrick Pet Care have been recalled due to possible Salmonella bacterial contamination.
Merrick Pet Care of Amarillo, Texas, issued the recall of Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats (UPC 02280827077, all lots up to and including No. 10364) because these pet treats may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
The Jr. Texas Taffy pet chews were shipped to pet distributors and pet retailers from coast to coast across the country.
Pet owners who have purchased the tainted Jr. Texas Taffy pet treats can return the unused portions to the place of purchase for a full refund, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Pet owners with questions about the tainted pet treats may contact Merrick directly at 1-800-664-7387.
Salmonella bacteria are highly contagious and are transmissible to other pets and as well as people. Pet Diarrhea with or without blood and vomiting are the cardinal signs. The diarrhea can be quite severe, leading to dehydration which without treatment may be fatal.
Pets sickened and/or suspected of ingesting these treats should be taken to their veterinarian and people experiencing any symptoms should see their physician.
Salmonella Therapy involves medications to clear the diarrhea, fluid replacement to promote normal hydration and nursing care to restore normal health for pets and people. Hospitalization is required in many cases.
Salmonella pet infections in dogs and cats can cause signs which can include lethargy and diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may only have a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise apparently healthy pets can be asymptomatic carriers and spread Salmonella bacteria to other animals and people.
Pet owners are urged to contact their veterinarian if their dog and/or cat may have consumed or come into contact with the recalled pet chews.
Salmonella is considered to be a Zoonotic Disease which means it may be transmitted from pets to people. Pet owners who may have touched the tainted treats and/or contacted the any surfaces exposed to them are at risk of becoming infected with Salmonella bacteria.
Avoid possible Salmonella contamination by practicing proper hygiene. Washing your hands well and disinfecting pet bowls with bleach is helpful to minimize contamination and spread of this bacteria.
Careful disposal of the pet treats in a covered trash receptacle is also recommended to prevent potential spread of this zoonotic bacteria.
Pet owners and household members especially at risk include the elderly, immune compromised individuals and infants.
Signs of Salmonella infections in people may include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Salmonella bacterial infections can also become more severe and result in arterial infections, heart infections referred to as endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. People exhibiting these signs after having contact with the recalled pet chews should contact their health care provider ASAP.
Pet owners who have purchased the Jr. Texas Taffy pet chews can return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can contact Merrick Pet Care at 800-664-7387, Monday-Friday, 8-5 CST.
Bookmark www.carolonpets.com for the latest pet health news, information and anti-aging updates for your dogs and cats.
Holistic veterinarian and pet health researcher, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM., is available for pet health questions and pet health consultations for dogs and/ or cats.
.Taffy pet chews manufactured by Merrick Pet Care have been recalled due to possible... more
Guru Siyag Siddha Yoga Online Initiation by Guru Siyag Mantra Video.
Now Anyone Can benefits of Guru Siyag Siddha Yoga Method of Meditation and Yoga for Spiritual Evolution and Holistic Healing -A Practical Method of "Living A Worthy Life" full of Inner Peace and everlasting "Aananda" or Joy, resulting in all round development of Human Being, finally aiming at the "Next Evolutionary Development" in Humans.
You Can get it right now, sitting at Your Home, from any corner of the World, totally free of Charge, using this VIDEO CLIP.
All You have to do is to carefully watch this Video clip to receive this divine knowledge from Guru Siyag, and after receiving the Transmission of Energy from Guru Siyag, through the VIBRATIONS of Guru Siyag's Voice contained in this Video clip, through the "MANTRA" -"Kling Kreeshn Kling", pronounced by Guru Siyag, in this Video Clip.(This Mantra Works Only if heard in Guru Siyag's Voice, from Video, mp3 or personally).
After receiving this Mantra You Have to follow the Method of Meditation as follows -
Method of Meditation - How to Meditate - World's Best Meditation Technique Learn Free.
Sit in a comfortable position.
You can sit cross-legged on the floor, lie down, sit on a chair / couch etc., to meditate.
Look at Guru Siyag's picture for a minute or two until you remember the image.
Then close your eyes and say silently to Guru Siyag, "Help me meditate for 15 minutes." You can choose a time-limit according to your convenience, for eg., 5 / 10 /12 /... minutes.
Then, with your eyes still closed, think of Guru Siyag's image at the place between your eyebrows (also known as the third eye). This means that you have to try to imagine Guru Siyag's picture in your mind.
While thinking of the image, repeat silently (Chant) for 15 minutes the mantra given by Guru Siyag. To receive the mantra, go to the section "How to Get Mantra".
During meditation, you may experience certain automatic yogic postures or movement of your limbs. Swaying, nodding of head, rapid movement of head from left-to-right or vice versa, inflating or deflating of belly, clapping, grunting, moaning or laughing can happen in many cases. Do not panic or worry. These actions, happen involuntarily, are ordained by divine force, and they are needed for your internal cleansing and readying you for further progress.
You may also experience vibrations, see bright lights, colors or even have visions or revelations of the past and future events. These are indications that you are progressing well on the spiritual path.
However, if you do not experience any yogic postures or see visions, it does not mean that are not making progress. In all probability, the divine force awakened in you has perhaps decided that you don't need these experiences. Go to the "FAQ" section to read more on this topic..
You will notice that your meditation will come to an end exactly when you reach the time limit you had set prior to starting meditation.
GSSY Can Be Practiced:
By Anyone of any religion, creed, nationality
Anytime morning, noon, evening, night
For any duration 5, 10, 12, 15, 30 minutes
Anywhere office, home, bus, train
Anyplace on chair, bed, floor, couch
In any position cross-legged, lying down, sitting on chair
Facing any direction East, west, south, north etc.
By any age child, young, middle-aged, old
For any disease physical or mental and freedom from any kind of addiction
For freedom from any stress related to family, business, work or existential questions.
More info on-
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Diana Raleva, the authority on how to use Superfoods to improve mental and physical health, discusses how elimination and moderation have -- and will always -- fail us... and how to use our deepest instinctual cravings to our advantage. By ADDING healthy comfort food in. Yes, healthy comfort food -- like raw chocolate and other Superfoods.Diana Raleva, the authority on how to use Superfoods to improve mental and physical... more
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