A Better Baby Lullaby: New research finds that live music played for premature babies can be beneficial, calming their heart rate and breathing, and helping their sleep and sucking ability.
People can strive to eat moderately and have a mixed diet — an excellent thing to do — but dog owners must make good dietary decisions for their pets. This is just part of a larger truth that the responsibility for the behavior of pets rests with their owners. A person would not likely tip over a trash can in search of something to eat, but many if not most dogs wouldn’t hesitate to do so if the contents smelled tasty. Who gets left cleaning up the mess? It’s certainly not the dog. Make sure it isn’t your dog and your neighbor’s trash can! Read more >>
If you’re thinking about getting a puppy, it’s not likely that you’ll need to put anywhere near the time and money required for a proficient search dog. The typical dog owner doesn’t have to spend $10,000 training their pet but every dog will need some training to learn how the be well behaved. Good doggy behavior does not come naturally to canines who will live with families and in neighborhoods.
Shanghai has adopted a “one dog” policy. It’s not hard to imagine that in a crowded city of over 23 million people problems between dogs and humans are bound to occur. In 2011 there were over 14,000 reported incidents of people being bitten by dogs. Even many dog lovers wonder why people living in densely-packed urban areas insist on keeping a dog in the household.
Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep. Maybe your dog doesn’t need a memory foam mattress but a nice bed gives the dog a place to feel safe and comfortable. If your dog is sleeping on the floor or plops down all over the house, here’s an item to put on the shopping list.
The out of control dog epidemic is now sparking a whole new way to deal with the issue. Along with barking and out of control dogs, the issue of taking care of your pet and cleaning up after them is a whole new can of worms. Below, this article highlights the pro-active approach (similar to 2ndHandBarking’s technological approach) of some French students making a dent in the world’s problem of animal care neglect.
The New York Times posted an interesting piece the other day about stress and the heart. It seems that the opposite is true as well, stress passes on as stress. Barking dogs damage heart rate by suddenly jacking it up or with long, prolonged destruction of someone’s home/peace. Read more >>
Turn this “noise” issue into the increasing number of people getting yappy dogs. Each cellphone user wants to use his or hers but not hear other people doing the same thing. This can easily compare to dogs and their owners: each dog owner wants to dote on his or her own animal, but not hear others that may have the same issue. It is the selfish principle carried culture-wide and growing. WE MUST get back to social maturity.
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In today’s society most people are overwhelmed with information, responsibilities, and pressures from a multitude of directions. Losing focus and becoming scattered and stressed out is easy to do. If allowed to get out of control the “unfocused” state may lead to serious emotional, psychological, and physical problems Staying focused takes some real effort. Steps in the direction of healing include regularly getting a good night’s sleep, following a regimen of aerobic exercise, and practicing positive thinking–starting with thinking happy thoughts. Take the quiz and find out the ways in which you either are practicing good focus and where you are not. And then come up with a plan to work on improving one, two, or more of the problem areas. You’ll be surprised at how much good it can do you.