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Luxury Stay and Water Play

Leona Miller, · Categories: Home

I came across an excellent deal while looking for luxury apartments in Raleigh NC. The apartment was like something out of a movie and there was even a pool nearby for me to swim in whenever I wanted to get in a few laps for exercise. I love to swim, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do it because I don’t have a pool and there wasn’t a pool near me at my old residence. Once I moved into the luxury apartment, I went swimming on the first day and spent the entire day in the pool.

Every morning before I have to go to work, I head to the pool and swim around for half an hour. Swimming wakes me up and gets my blood flowing. The second my body enters the water, I start to shiver, even though the water temperature isn’t that cold. I do some kicking exercises, and then practice my strokes. (more…)

Searching for an Apartment Near Atlanta

Leona Miller, · Categories: Home

While living in a vibrant city like Atlanta can be very exciting and living in midtown or in a trendy area like Buckhead can sometimes seem ideal, it can be more practical for your regular daily life to instead focus where you live a close distance in a way in a more relaxed and quiet area. Although the suburbs can sometimes seem remote, a place like Sandy Springs sits just north of Atlanta Searching for Sandy Springs Georgia apartments allows you to get the best of both worlds. Known for having great access to major highways as well as being near great entertainment and shopping, Sandy Springs is an ideal location just outside of the city for many.

When looking or an apartment, it is best before you begin to determine the amount of space you need in your home. Considerations should be things such as whether or not you need one, two or three bedrooms and whether or not you will be living with anyone, either a loved one or a roommate and their needs if that is the plan. For many people, moving into an apartment might mean having to use a shared laundry room in a common section of an apartment building. (more…)

Natural Remedies For Dogs With Arthritis

Joshua Lopez, · Categories: Home, Pets

Although most people do their best to give their dogs everything they naturally need, the fact is that 1 out of 5 of our beloved pets are affected with sore joints and as they age, arthritis.

If you’re like the majority of people, then your dogs are treated like any other member of the family. That’s why it’s essential that you ensure your dog has everything it needs to lead a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life; they depend on you. This includes providing a safe place to sleep, a proper diet, keeping them current on their shots, plenty of exercise and training, and regular trips to the vet.

Following is important information related to these issues.

Dogs And Arthritis

Arthritis in dogs, otherwise known as Osteoarthritis, is the leading cause of severe and chronic pain in dogs. It affects one out of every five adult dogs, and more than doubles in dogs over seven years old. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease. It causes persistent pain, a loss of mobility, and a decreased overall quality of life.

Symptoms of canine arthritis include the following:

Following are a few things you can do to make your dog more comfortable:

GAGs

The first step in treating canine arthritis using natural remedies is the use of nutraceutical supplements. These include glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. These are from sources such as the shells of shellfish, green-lipped mussels, and cartilage. These ingredients are known as glycosaminoglycans, or GAGs, and included in this group are injectable forms of the ingredients that are marketed under the brand names Adequan throughout the United States and Cartrophen in other parts.

GAG’s are significant because they protect the joints rather than simply reduce symptoms. GAG’s could also have a measure of preventative effect on arthritis by helping restore joint fluid and rebuild cartilage.

It has been shown that oral GAG products can be most effective when given separate from meals, although it’s okay to give them with food as well. Begin with high doses, this way you can tell if your dog responds well. If you notice improvement, you can reduce the dosage in order to determine if the improvement can be maintained at this lower dosage.

If you don’t notice a change within the first three weeks, then you should try another supplement. Different dogs and breeds respond differently to various supplements.

Brands that have shown to be effective for dogs include in no particular order:

PetAlive

Muscle Joint Support

K-9 Glucosamine from Liquid Health

Arthroplex from Thorne Veterinary

Flexile-Plus from B-Naturals

SynFlex from Synflex America

Synovi-G3 from DVM Pharmaceuticals

You can also try products and natural remedies that were intended for people. These contain ingredients such as green-lipped mussel, chondroitin sulfate, and glucosamine. The use of manganese may help with absorption.

Injectable GAGs can be effective and may perform well when oral-supplements do not.

Diet – Foods That Help

Certain foods have been known to help with the symptoms of arthritis that include: tropical fruits such as papaya and mango, celery, alfalfa and ginger are all great additions to the diet for dogs with arthritis.

Remember, vegetables must be cooked or pureed in a, juicer, blender, or food processor to increase your dog’s digestion.

Diet – Foods That Hurt

Certain foods increase inflammation and intensify arthritis. A number of people have discovered that eliminating grains from their dog’s diet improves symptoms; sometimes to the point that no additional treatment is required.

Plants including potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant can aggravate arthritis.

Weight And Exercise

It is particularly important keep your dog as lean and fit as possible. Additional weight puts additional stress on joints and makes it more difficult to get proper exercise. A diet low in and high in protein is better for a dog with arthritis.

Low-impact exercises such swimming and walking is essential for dogs with arthritis. Regular exercise will retain flexibility and develop muscles to facilitate stabilization in the joints.

Swimming is an excellent exercise for dogs with arthritis because it is not a weight-bearing exercise, encouraging your dog to exercise more energetically without damaging his joints.

Natural Anti-Inflammatory

For treating the symptoms of arthritis in dogs, there are several all-natural anti-inflammatory supplements you can try before resorting to medications.

1.Fish Oil:

Fish oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to reduce inflammation and more. The majority of fish oil gel-caps contain 300mg combined EPA and DHA; you can give your dog as much as 1 of these gel-caps per 10 lbs of body weight daily.

2. Vitamin E and Vitamin C:

You can supplement with vitamin C and E when you are giving oils, otherwise your dog’s body could become depleted of these vitamins.

Which Dogs Are Likely To Develop Canine Arthritis?

While certain larger breed dogs such as Great Danes are more vulnerable to arthritis, it can develop in all breeds and you never really know who or when it will hit. It is frequently caused as a result of family genetics, joint infection, trauma, or dislocation. Older dogs will typically develop arthritis as aresult of natural aging.

Natural Therapies

As you can see, there are a number of natural remedies for dogs with arthritis. Hopefully one will work for your dog if needed.

The Ultimate Guide To Dog Health helps you to understand how to prevent your pets health issues from worsening.

 

Natural and Other Fighting Dogs

Joshua Lopez, · Categories: Home, Pets

Some dogs are born fighters and the following advice may work on many dogs, but not all.

In natural fighters, you will see the signs well before they are a year old. The dog will, when preparing for a scrap, stand as if on tiptoe with its tail high and stiff and often puts his head over the neck of the other dog.

If you see this happening, quickly walk away while calling its name. If you try to approach them, your dog may see this as a sign of encouragement to attack.

Some puppies that have been frightened or tormented by older dogs may grow up thinking that it is better to bite first than be bitten.

Prevention

To prevent your dog from becoming a fighter start off correctly by allowing you puppy to socialise frequently with other dogs of calm and steady temperament.

Try to avoid your dog from running up to dogs on leads as these feel vulnerable and are probably likely to become very aggressive and snap.

Dog-training schools are also a great place for your pup to get use to other dogs.

Breaking Up A Fight
When a fight does ensue, and if your dog is not a natural fighter or is a well-trained dog then the shouted command ‘leave’ may get its attention and break off the fight.

If this does not work you, you must resort to violence to stop one of the dogs from getting badly hurt. You can hit them with the lead, shoe, stick or even kick them. If a bucket of water or a hose is nearby then douse them without delay.

Never use your hands to pull them apart or you will definitely be bitten, even by your own dog. This is not deliberate but in its frantic state to survive it will bite at anything in its way.

If your harnesed dog is on its lead, it is more likely to fight as it feels restricted and therefore, at a disadvantage. It may also think it has your approval.

When your dog starts growling or makes a lunge at another passing dog, check it hard on its lead saying ‘no’ very firmly. You may have to get your dog in a state where it is more worried about punishment from you than the other dog.

If your dog has the true pack leader type of temperament you may be able to improve its behaviour, but it’s doubtful you will eradicate its nature completely.

Acceptable Attitude
A working dog that can be prevented from fighting by dominance of its sole owner and strict training this attitude is possibly acceptable. However, this aggression in a large pet can easily lead to serious injury to another dog or worse still a person. You will then have to rehouse it where it can do no damage.

Dog Versus Bitch
I have read and heard that a dog will not fight a bitch. This is not true because I have seen pacifist dogs that hold grudges against other specific dogs for whatever reason, dog or bitch, large or small, fearlessly tackle their quarry to ‘get their own back’.

Secrets To Dog Training

Training
Dog owners that do not take the time to train their dogs properly are not only letting the dog down but also themselves. It really does not take much time and effort to train your dog to a level where it becomes very obedient.

An obedient dog is a wonderful acquisition to any family or person but an unruly untrained dog is no fun at all.