How to Break up Cat Fights
Blog / 05/16/2012

How to Break up Cat Fights By Mary Mathews   Here are some tips on how to do it… 1. Avoid hitting the cats or getting your hands anywhere near their mouths. Hitting could make the situation worse and could cause the attack to be redirected toward you. 2. Spray the aggressor with a water hose. If this doesn’t make a difference, aim for the nostrils. 3. Hold a broom between the cats to separate them. 4. Use a noisemaking device such as an air horn to drive the animals apart, and be prepared to move away quickly or defend yourself. 5. The quickest way to break up a cat fight is loud hissing, spitting, and a glass of water appropriately applied (aim for the face). 6. Put a magazine or a newspaper between the two cats to block their vision of each other. This works where the cats are in a frozen position, but not yet making contact. It allows the frightened one to run away (if it can) and you can pick up the dominant one if it is tame. Without blocking the sight of the other cat, picking up or even touching the aggressive cat can make…

The Low Down On Hypertension
Blog / 05/16/2012

The Low Down On Hypertension by Christian Goodman   It can affect anyone. While we know that there are certain types of people that are more prone to this than others, everyone is a potential candidate. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) knows no racial barriers. Neither is age a barrier as there have been cases of this in the very young as well as the very old. Some that appear to be as fit as a fiddle have dropped dead of heart attack and stroke brought on by high blood pressure. At the same time, some people that are obese have relatively normal readings. Since there is no special category of person who can be assured they will not be at risk – everyone needs to have it checked at least periodically. It is important to know that one stand alone abnormal reading is not necessarily a case in which immediate action must be taken. Consideration must be paid to potential one time factors such as what activity a person was just engaged in prior to the reading. Pain can create a brief rise in your blood pressure so having it monitored while you have a toothache or…

How to Know Your Spouse’s Affair Is Truly Over
Blog / 05/14/2012

How to Know Your Spouse’s Affair Is Truly Over By Kajay Williams   It can be incredibly difficult to weather the storm of an affair, and if your relationship manages to survive the deluge, it can take a long, long time before things get back to normal. One of the most difficult aspects of rebuilding a relationship following an affair is that the betrayed spouse does not truly know that their spouse’s affair is over. Oftentimes, there is a period of time between the discovery of the affair and the actual ending of the affair, and during this time, the straying spouse will often say that the affair is over – even though it is not. The signs mentioned below may indicate that your spouse’s affair is truly over, meaning that you can truly start to move on in your life and in your relationship. Grief/depression about the ending of the affair Although this may sound like a strange sign that your spouse’s affair is over, if they show some grief or seem upset about the end of the affair, it could well indicate that it is well and truly over. Although it can be incredibly difficult to see your…

What Is the Connection Between Proper Nutrition and Asthma?
Blog / 05/14/2012

What Is the Connection Between Proper Nutrition and Asthma? Even though asthma is not associated with one certain diet and theoretically there are no restrictions to the foods and drinks you can ingest, nutrition plays a high important part in asthma evolution, just as it influences any other chronic diseases. A proper nutrition will not only have a positive effect upon your aspect, but it will also diminish the attacks if you are an asthmatic. This is mainly due to the fact that proper diets, which include fresh fruits and vegetables and foods which contain high amounts of Omega 3, keep the body in good function and make the lungs work perfectly in any conditions. Thus, the breathing problems will be significantly reduced and the asthmatic will be able to breathe normally or at least have longer periods in which it does not have to use the inhaler. In contrast, people eating foods which have a high concentration of Omega 6, like margarine or processed foods, have higher risks of developing serious and more often attacks as trans fats have a negative effect upon the entire body, thus on the way your lungs function, too. Another aspect related to nutrition…

Should You Use Online Pet Pharmacies?
Blog / 05/14/2012

Should You Use Online Pet Pharmacies?   Save Money on Pet Medications One of the recent online shopping trends is the use of internet pharmacies. Internet pharmacies provide cost savings for many prescription drugs. This development has also moved into the pet world as we are now seeing online pharmacies for pet medications. So should you use an online pet pharmacy? Like many dog owners, I live in a region that is considered heartworm territory where all dogs are highly recommended to go on heartworm preventative medication during the season, which lasts from June to November (at least up here in southern Ontario). My Lhasa Apso dogs were prescribed the Sentinel brand of heartworm medication and although I don’t personally endorse any specific brand, I chose to stay with Sentinel each season for now. My dogs must take one tablet at the beginning of each month for six months starting each June. Each box of Sentinel containing six tablets cost me $82 at the vet clinic and since I have two dogs, the total cost for heartworm medication was therefore $164. Not knowing any better, I paid this amount for the first year that my dogs were on Sentinel. For…

Pontoon Boat Hull Design – The Advantages and Disadvantages
Blog / 05/11/2012

Pontoon Boat Hull Design – The Advantages and Disadvantages   This is one boat hull design that’s unique and often fun and exciting. It’s unique in the sense that it allows its inhabitants or crew to really enjoy fishing and the excitement that comes along with partying upon water. However, it does come with its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages Many people choose to go with a pontoon style boat because the designs are made to make assembling one very easy and less time consuming. They are also created and design to be very stable boats especially with a hull design that’s doubled. This makes the perfect boat hull design for fishing because you can actually stand up in it and not be worried about instability. The inflatable pontoon boats make excellent carry around boats in back of pickups and in the trunk of a car. Economy wise these boats are priced very reasonable depending upon your budget and has the greatest worth in regards to price and capacity. Disadvantages It should be safety requirement to wear life vest when upon pontoon boats because they are very open even though the railings make for excellent support. This is considered a disadvantage…

A Surprising Trick for Younger-Looking Skin
Blog / 05/11/2012

A Surprising Trick for Younger-Looking Skin When we’re younger, we tend to have only a vague notion of getting older. We feel a bit invincible. We don’t really think about how our skin and our bodies are going to look in another decade or two. But then one day you look in the mirror and it feels like someone else is looking back at you. Inside, you still feel young. But your face tells a different story. You start to see the signs of aging, such as fine lines or sagging skin. At that moment you realize you need to do something. The cosmetic industry would have you slather on all types of beauty products, including their anti-aging creams. But the truth is, most of these miracle creams and serums don’t work. They might make your face feel good when you put them on, but all they’re doing is temporarily masking your skin problems. Worse yet, many of these creams and serums actually contain ingredients that will further damage your skin. You’ll also see certain circles pushing for surgical enhancements. They’ll suggest injections, lifts and tucks to rid your face of the sagging and fine lines. But of course these…

Which is the Best Program for Better Vision?
Blog / 05/06/2012

Which is the Best Program for Better Vision?   There are a number of programs available today which purport to be able to correct your eyesight without the use of glasses, and give your better vision. We believe that one of the best programs for better vision is the Bates Program. The Bates Program is in effect a series of exercises which were formulated by the pioneering ophthalmologist William Bates. He rebelled against orthodox ophthalmology when after years of research he discovered that vision could be corrected by undertaking eye exercises rather than wearing glasses. His program involved undertaking daily eye exercises. One of the many advantages of his exercise program is that the exercises are easy to follow. Furthermore they are safe and do not involve any expenditure other than the purchase of a book which explains the exercises in full. Thousands of people who have followed these exercises have experienced such a remarkable improvement in their vision that they have been able to throw away their glasses for good. Bates believed that the great majority of eye conditions, including serious ones are actually caused by eye strain rather than a fundamental problem with the eyes. The aim of…

Natural Cure For Ovarian Cysts
Blog / 05/04/2012

Natural Cure For Ovarian Cysts   Ovarian cyst disease is a chronic condition that can take a toll on the physical, mental and emotional well being of a woman. The conventional medical approach cannot really help the individual cure and prevent the condition, as the root causes of this condition as well as the manifold complications associated with this condition are not addressed by the common conventional treatments. Hence, today there is a growing trend to revert back to the natural approach to handling disorders in all their aspects. The importance of the natural approach: First, the natural approach to curing them involves the use of natural safe and gentle remedies. The use of natural remedies often results is much fewer side effects compared to those inflicted by conventional drugs. Secondly, the natural approach targets the root causes of a condition rather than focusing on the symptoms. Thirdly, by tackling the root causes the natural approach aims at long term healing and prevention of your condition. Side effects of conventional medication: Conventional medical treatment can give rise to many side effects. Women who have to lose their ovaries can obviously never have children again. These women also often experience change…

Why Your Puppy Nips – And 5 Ways To Get Him To Stop
Blog / 05/02/2012

Why Your Puppy Nips – And 5 Ways To Get Him To Stop by Charlie Lafave, author, “Dog Training Secrets!”   Here’s a news flash – puppies nip! Okay, I guess you already knew that. But here’s the surprise – you may actually be encouraging your puppy to nip. Let’s talk about how to stop this behavior before it grows up to be an adult-sized dog problem. Puppies are a lot like babies – they use their mouths in part to explore their world. Little kids are forever sticking things in their mouth – from your favorite house plant to the bar of soap in the tub. That’s one of the ways they experience taste and texture, and figure out what’s good and what’s not. It’s all about experimentation. Puppies are the same. They want to see just how soft your finger is, or what that leash tastes like. In addition, biting or nipping is an important part of learning social skills in their “wolf” pack – the social structure that makes up your dog’s life. And with some breeds, such as Border Collies, biting or nipping is even more instinctive because of the nature of the breed – they’re…