I love how we are seeing dogs get more into Vegetarian foods. My dog personally loves carrots even better than some store bought processed meat snacks. It’s also great that they cost about 2 cents a piece. He is also super healthy even after eating some very strange stuff from living all over the world. Now it’s been proven dogs can eat bananas, this is an excellent source of nutrients and easy to digest. Just keep in mind if they eat too much, some stool might come out a little faster than normal. For the full article on dogs eating bananas please click the banana link. Some great stuff in this article is how not to feed them the banana peel and the right amount of banana for them to eat.
Want to stay healthy? Get a dog! It goes without saying that there a plenty of benefits to owning a dog. But did you know that a dog could make you healthier? Well there is an increasing amount of research which seems to suggest that is the case. For anyone that has owned a young pup, and knows only too well the exertion involved, this probably comes as no surprise! We probably all have anecdotal evidence of dogs helping to make healthier, more fulfilling lives, but here is a quick review of academic research which seems to support that view. Keeping you fit and active If you own a dog then you need to give it exercise. And research seems to suggest that this increase in regular exercise is enough to have noticeable effects. The American Journal of Cardiology conducted a study which followed major heart surgery patients for the year after their operations. Survival rates were much higher for those patients that owned a dog. The University of Victoria, Canada, attempted to quantify just how much more exercise dog owners took on average when compared to non-dog owners. They found that, on average, dog owners walked for 300 minutes […]
The 600 plus people now using citydogshare.org now can swap dogs with others for a small amount of time. Another interesting thing this growing new website has is the chance to try out a dog type for a while before you go and get a new one. With over 70 million stray cats and dogs living in the U.S. we are happy to see anything that might detour people from not taking a life long commitment to their pets. ‘No-Kill December’ marked a milestone for L.A. animal shelters. Cynics call it a hollow victory; others see a path to rescuing all would-be pets from euthanasia. We are all moving forward but there still millions of people a day letting their pet go and it’s costing the US hundreds of millions and worse it’s the lives of innocent animals. December capped a year in which fewer dogs and cats were impounded and more were adopted out, she said. That gave shelters space to keep animals longer — and saved the lives of almost 4,000 that might have been euthanized last year. A coalition of animal welfare and rescue groups helped make that happen. Led by Best Friends Animal Society, […]
Not many people knew Sylvester Czopek during his life. But now many animal lovers will come to know his name after his death. Czopek bequeathed over $1.5 million to local animal shelters, but only the kind that follow a no-kill policy. The 84-year-old died in a Joliet hospice in October 2011, but not before setting up a trust that would direct his estate’s assets solely to animal shelters that strive to nurse and adopt out their clients. Czopek was the last of five brothers from Lemont, all of whom never married. Czopek’s lawyer says he did not know how much money came to him — mainly through family real estate — but was delighted when he realized he could make a difference to the beings that meant the most to him. The $1.5 million will be split between five no-kill shelters: Will County Humane Society in Shorewood West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove Naperville Area Humane Society Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge PAWS Chicago Adoption Center PAWS Chicago has grown into the country’s largest no-kill shelter. In 15 years the number of animals brought in has dropped by more than a third, and the number killed is down […]
As sales of dairy products in the U.S. continue to plummet, PETA is hoping to keep the nasty white stuff off consumers’ shopping lists by re-releasing its ads that parody the “Got Milk?” campaign, with phrases such as “Got Prostate Cancer?,” “Got Veal?,” “Got Zits?,” and “Got Sick Kids?” that highlight the health risks and cruelty to animals associated with the dairy industry. All the ads are available here on PETA’s blog. “It’s no surprise that sales of dairy products are at an all-time low, given the adverse health effects of a product full of calories and cholesterol that is meant to grow hefty baby cows,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “If PETA’s ads get people thinking about how cows live in mud and muck-filled pens and have their calves taken away from them, that’s terrific.” Is this something that you might be interested in? Please let me know if there’s anything else that you need.