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PROGRAMS in ANIMAL BEHAVIOR & RELATED STUDIES
Those of us whom love animals study everything animals do. Until about 10 years ago, the choices of study were limited. And, even then, chances were, it was difficult to evaluate the legitimacy of the institution, as it is today.
There are several roads one can take to advance in the knowledge of animal behavior. Perhaps checking out the types of available jobs may help in deciding what direction of study would be right for you. Read the Full Story
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Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete.
Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Because every buck is dear to him -Unknown
Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. -Helen Steiner Rice
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. -Hamilton Wright Mabie
The canine-feline peace process There is an expression that goes - you two are fighting like cats and dogs!
There are a few reasons that dogs and cats have gained this reputation as antagonists. Read the Full Story
Antifreeze Poisoning In Dogs And Cats I encountered my first case of antifreeze poisoning when I was fresh out of college. This was a dog that just didnít seem right to its owners. When I examined the dog the only thing I could find that was wrong with it was some sensitivity to touch in its high abdomen and a lack of appetite. Unfortunately, the lab work showed that irreversible damage to the kidneys had already occurred. In my second case of antifreeze poisons I was much luckier. This was a Christmas Labrador puppy that was seen drinking antifreeze. I sent my staff to the neighborhood liquor store and purchased a fifth of vodka. I administered intravenous fluids and bicarbonate to this pup and kept him drunk for 72 hours. He recovered completely. Read the Full Story
CANINE INFLUENZA (Canine Flu)
According to DVMNews.com the canine influenza outbreak has now been confirmed in 22 states. New preliminary data suggests an infection rate of 16%. [That means of 100 dogs exposed to the virus, 16 will actually show clinical signs of fever, coughing, lethargy, poor appetite and respiratory distress such as sneezing and coughing. TJD] The mortality rate in the study suggests a higher mortality rate than previous reports. This new study suggests a mortality rate of 7%. [That means of 100 dogs actually showing signs of the disease, 7 will likely not survive it. TJD] Read the Full Story
COMMUNICATION and COMMANDS Understanding How Dogs Communicate
When we talk to our dog do we know how much they actually understand? Even their own name must be taught to them. Yet expect them to comprehend the nature and significance of our intricate language. I cannot tell you how many times people have said to me that their dog thinks itís human. I always give the same answer "No it doesn't it thinks you're a dog" though not strictly true as dogs are conspecific, ie they can only form a true pack with their own kind. It does serve to emphasise that dogs are not humans in little furry coats. Their method of communication is primarily body language, olfactory and some verbal communication.
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Direct Mail that Gets Attention Recently I heard another marketer say that "attention" is the most valuable commodity you can buy in marketing.
Effortless Email Marketing
The most profitable ROI for your business is email campaigns. Your customers want to be reminded of your services and products.
As a web developer, I ask my customers what they will do to get repeat business or new clients. Invariably, they are unsure of what that next step is. Email marketing is the answer! Read the Full Story
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