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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Absolutely Incredible...Check Out The Animal Images This Artist Draws On Human Hands!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

As Summer Approaches, It's A Good Time For A Refresher On Pets And Heat Stroke!

Heat stroke is a fever that is induced by high environmental temperatures. Animals are at risk when exposed to hot and humid temperatures because effective evaporated cooling in cats and dogs cannot occur in these conditions. This results in the body's core temperature rising drastically to above 40 degrees. Once the body exceeds 41.5-42.5 degrees Celsius, cellular function is seriously affected and unconsciousness and even death may follow.

Situations or conditions that can lead to heat stroke.

* Pets left out doors in hot and humid weather with no shade or water .
* Exercising your pet in hot humid weather even if you have water available is putting your pet at risk.
* Leaving your pet in a closed car in direct sun or on a warm day even with cracked open windows can be deadly. Panting a normal physiological means to cool off actually saturates the air with water vapour making the air in the car warmer and consequently even more difficult for an animal to cool down.
* Young and old animals are more sensitive to high temperatures because they cannot acclimatize effectively.
* Heavy coated dogs (Husky, German Shepherd, Chow Chow)
* Animals with medical problems. History of seizures, heart or lung disease should never be exposed to hot humid temperatures.
* Certain breeds with short snouts such as Shit tzu, Boxers, Pekinese, Bull dogs and Persian cats are particularly susceptible due to their flat faces that make breathing difficult.

Signs of Heat stroke

* Panting
* Sweating
* Salivating
* Difficulty in breathing
* Vomiting
* Bloody diarrhea
* High body temperature (above 40 degrees Celsius or 104 Fahrenheit.
* Increased heart and respiratory rate
* Mucous membranes bright red
* Capillary refill time very fast ( less than 1 sec)
* Dehydration
* Depression , lethargic ( acting drunk )
* Shock
* Seizure ,Collapse, or coma

First Aid For Heat stroke

* The objective here is to cool your pet down as fast as possible to bring the body temperature down back to normal .
* If animal is outdoors or in a car get animal out of the car or out of direct heat and bring to a cool shaded area.
* Check for ABC's of CPR and shock ; administer CPR
* Hose down the animal with cool water. Use and find anything you can to wet your animal.
* Place water soaked towels on head, neck, feet chest and abdomen.
* If you have air conditioning in the car place animal in car with air conditioning on high and drive straight to your veterinarian. If animal is in shock and requires CPR have an other person give first aid keep air conditioning on while driving to the veterinarian.
* If incidence occurs at home place pet in bath tub with running shower (cool water).
* Rub alcohol under the toe pads. This helps to cool the body.
* Once you have started cooling your pet take its temperature every 5 minutes until you reach your veterinarian.When your pet's temperature returns to normal (38.5-39.5 degrees Celsius) stop cooling.

It's important to monitor the temperature so that hypothermia (subnormal body temperature) doesn't occur. Applying first aid is the vital point in saving a pet from heat stroke, however your pet's well being should not stop here. Your pet should seek veterinary attention following a heat stroke incidence as other medical problems (kidney failure, digestive tract, neurological, cardiopulmonary problems) could arise hours or even days following a heat stroke.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

"A Dog's Purpose" - These Life Rules Aren't Just For Humans!

 A Dog's Purpose?
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
 I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
 As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
 The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

 The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. 
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''
 Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.
 He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued,
''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

 Live simply.
 Love generously.
 Care deeply.
 Speak kindly.
 Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
 When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
 Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
 Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
 Take naps.
 Stretch before rising.
 Run, romp, and play daily.
 Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
 Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
 On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
 On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
 When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
 Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
 Be loyal.
 Never pretend to be something you're not.
 If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
 When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

This Is How Let's Adopt Global Treats Others - It Is Called Bullying

Will business supporters please stop telling me that my articles are based on lies? I guess not, so here are just a few examples of the ways in which the business' representatives treat those who question them. I will post more as there are many. Go ahead and pawruse. Am I playing the "victim card"? Are all of these people? Still going through all the posts coming in from around the world. I guess the business really is global. More to come....

One woman is termed "an idiot"

Another is insulted for her appearance.
I'm glad they left her daughter out of it.

Remember, no one cares about my appearance...

How sweet, the founder of the business telling one to
prostitute herself

As is the business' habit, they love to "make people famous"
by getting brainwashed supporters to hound them through
Facebook or email. Unlike the business I did not include
this man's picture or identity

Classy. Accusing a woman of sexually
abusing a dog

This mentally challenged woman got off easy, as she's just one of the
many "retards" business seems to hate

Another insult....go for the jugular!

No, I will not post this child's face, nor insinuate
that anything is "perverted"

Irony is lost on the business. Here they take on an individual
and his multiple aliases. I wonder who is writing this,
Viktor Larkhill, Ivan Jimanez, Victor Chacon, Matt Murdoch?
Hi pot, I'm kettle.

Nothing like publishing one's phone number in the hopes
she'll get blasted with hate messages

Threats of a lawsuit. It truly deflects from any reasonable answers

"Stupid child" - Yes Raciel you should give
parenting lessons

Thanks for bringing my mom into this. But why not call me
"prince"? I thought you said you don't care about my sexuality?

Language mister!

Another polite response to a reasonable question

Some advice : Never, ever threaten someone online that
you will be meeting them soon.

Yup you read that right....the business will give you
$250 a day PER CAT if you foster for them.

Over $6000 was raised so the business could
publish a book. That was nearly a year ago. Of course no such book exists.

So......all these posts are "bullshit"?

When all else fails, mock people due to
their sexuality and physical appearance
Yes, this is just how concerned the business
is with animals.

Did they remove this post or use it to incite? Take a wild guess.

Does any of the above seem becoming of any self-described "charity"? When Amnesty International gets detractors does the organization head to its Facebook page to tell people to fuck off, call them ugly, fat, idiot, hookers, retarded, or post pictures of their children? Does it plead with its followers to try and make those detractors "famous"? Maybe the business' upper members truly think all the above communications are funny. Nothing like laughing all the way to the bank I suppose.

Tags : Viktor Larkhill, Raciel Fernandez, Isabel Carvalho, Jill Gerew, Let's Adopt Global,