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Honoring Animals, Nature, and Spirit

I love all of Doreen Virtue’s books. She is truly a loving spirit and a pure channel. Although she is best known for her angelic messages, she is actually a Universal Communicator, which means she can communicate with the spirits of all life forms.
In her book, “Healing With the Fairies,” Doreen wrote something that has always stayed with me. The Nature Angels, also known as Fairies, told her that animals and plants are happy to serve the Greater Good. They told her that most animals and plants don’t really mind being used for service or for food. What they feel so very sad about is how they are mistreated and devalued by most humans.
Most of us want to feel that our lives have meaning, and that we have contributed something for a greater cause. Animals and plants feel that way, too. Like us, they want to be appreciated for who they are and the service they give. Just like we do.
If animals are treated kindly during life, and honored during death, then they will naturally impart love, health, and blessings upon those who partake of them. Sadly, as it is, most of us are actually ingesting fear and pain when we eat, especially when we eat meat. It doesn’t have to be this way. It wasn’t meant to be this way. Native Americans knew the truth of this, and honoring animals and Nature was a very important part of life for them. Many Native Americans and other indigenous peoples are remembering their heritage, and they are teaching the world ways to live in harmony with our Earth.
Some of us choose to live more consciously than others. But we all know the difference between kindness and cruelty. And each of us can make a huge difference in our world by making small adjustments in our habits. We can begin here and now, as easily as making a choice, to make this a Kinder World.
Here are some simple things each of us can do. You can just start with one or two, and then add others as it feels right to you. Every little bit helps.…

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Judging The Capacity of The Electric Dog Fence

The verdict is the fact that an electric powered Dog fence is one of the safest methods of dog containment available in the market. This is a more reliable choice more than a physical fence in most cases. You will find various ways that electric fences guarantee the well-being of pets.

Emphasize the huge benefits

You should train your pet correctly to utilize the electrical dog fence in order that the animal can have a good knowledge of the machine. Ideally, the education procedure would take from one-four weeks with respect to the moods of the dog and the way you’ll be able to pursue the course program.

Most dogs react to the commands of these trainers positively particularly if the latter is adept at managing the wayward behaviour of these pets. Positive reinforcement is also reported to be more potent compared to the averse design of training. You’ll have to have patience using the dog and discover how to use the collar that forms section of the package.

The electric dog fence operates by establishing proper border lines which might be quite different from the conventional concrete or steel barriers. In a nutshell, it’s a greater portion of training implement rather than the type of containment for your animal.

Dogs should be taught to achieve expertise in their areas and limitations. They need to realize that it isn’t correct so they can wander out of the yard in spite of the deficiency of an actual physical obstruction. Inside the same token, in the event the electric fence stops working as well as in the event the dog don’t wear the collar, your pet might be used not to stray from its master’s home or property. This can be attained from the training process.

The electric dog fence also prevents dogs from digging holes around the yard or jumping over the imaginary fence structure. Whether it attempts to cross the limit, your pet turns into a warning including mild static pulse or light shock.

Some fences are even transportable to make certain pet safety during camping trips or out-of-town excursions plus specific situations the place where a dog might neglect to comprehend its normal boundaries. The dog fence might help your new puppy understand its restrictions or up to where it can experiment. It keeps your dog safe from hazards for example speeding cars, hostile people and animals.

There isn’t doubt over it that there is no better alternative for that sturdy and easy-on-the-pocket electric fence.…

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Learn A Procedure to Clean Cat Urine From Harwood Floors

Maybe you have detected your cat urinating in the house? Maybe on your furniture or also on your hardwood floors?

If that is the case, then I guess you’d really believe me that this is probably biggest drawbacks with having a cat.

Your cat may start urinating on your furniture or floors for a couple of reasons, however the main point of this particular article is to offer you a procedure to cleanse the messes and get rid of the cat urine smell.

You need to move quickly at the first sign of a mess, no matter if it is liquid or solid.

Try to clean up just as much as you possibly can using a paper towel. If it is poop, you will be able to get all of it with just the paper towel and there may not be any need for further cleaning.

In the event that your cat peed on the floor, probably the process is needed to be taken one step further.

I call this next step, “The Save Your Cat And End The Odor” step.

I had always used chemicals that I got from a pet store to clean up messes and stop the odor. This was a really expensive proposition and I started to look for less costly ways to take care of the dilemma.

After speaking with a handful neighbors that had cats and performing some online research I discovered the “miracle” product that did the job for almost nothing.

That product was vinegar, that’s right vinegar. It has a thousand uses and this is part of them.

Right here is the formula and the process that I now use to take care of cat urine odor problems.

2 tablespoons full of vinegar in a bucket of water. Increase the vinegar in case you’re using a significantly larger bucket for the water.

…Immerse a fresh clean cloth straight into vinegar, water solution and wring it out to the point that it is still quite wet, but not dripping all over the place.

the cloth having the mixture over the entire soiled area, wringing it out several time into a sink and re-soaking it in the vinegar mixture

…Completely dry the affected area making use of clean dry cloth. Make certain that the floor is fully dry.

vinegar is acidic and will eliminate the smell and should not harm the finish.

If you have a cat that is urinating everywhere in your home, on the furniture and on your hardwood floors, it’s important to know the best way to cleaning it up. You won’t have to spend a bundle buying chemicals at the pet store, all you require is some water and the “miracle” product. Once you are familiar with secret to cleaning up your cat urine messes, your life and that of your cat should be better.…

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Xingyiquan – Twelve Animals Kung Fu and Applications

Okay, I’ll admit that one of the first things I noticed when reading the back of the DVD cover was that the DVD was 45 minutes long. The reason this stood out is because I’m so used to YMAA DVDs containing two and three hour programs. Even with the shorter length, “Xingyiquan: Twelve Animals Kung Fu and Applications” with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and Master Liang, Shou-Yu is an informative and well produced DVD reference on this Chinese internal martial art that can be translated to “Shape-Mind Fist.”
The program begins with an introduction explaining what Xingyiquan is and some basics regarding the history and art. This is taught with a voice over and subtitles and you see demonstrations of movements without instruction and some charts to illustrate points. This brief introduction also points out that this DVD accompanies the book Xingyiquan by Master Liang, Shou-Yi and Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. While the DVD provides good information, using it with the text will provide a much more complete understanding of this art.
The program progresses in the same way, with a voice over explaining certain movements and concepts and on the screen mainly students demonstrating. While the program and book were written by Dr. Yang and Master Liang, Dr. Yang does not appear in the DVD except for some still photographs near the end. Master Liang is shown in some scenes demonstrating certain movements, but he doesn’t “teach” to the camera. The only speaking is done through the voice over, and the program is demonstration, not instruction.
A person is not going to learn Xingyiquan from this DVD. It is however, a good demonstration of the art. Fundamental postures, explanations of the postures and their relationship to the Five Elements, two -person Five Phases Matching exercise and Linking sequences are demonstrated. Movements based on the twelve animals; Dragon, Tiger, Monkey, Horse, Water Lizard, Chicken, Harrier, Swallow, Snake, Chinese Ostrich, Eagle, and Bear are demonstrated along with martial applications of the movements.
I see two groups of people who will find value in this DVD. The first group are those who are learning this art and want an additional resource for home. The book accompanied by this DVD would be good to review if you are already learning the art. Again, you won’t learn it from this DVD, but it will assist you if you are learning from a qualified instructor. The second group would be people like myself. I enjoyed learning a bit about the art and seeing the movements demonstrated for a better understanding of the art for my global perspective on martial arts as a whole. I like to learn about all arts, and once in a while borrow things to include in my training which has the Korean art of Hapkido as its core. I don’t anticipate trying to learn how to perform these animal forms, but I enjoyed learning about them. The video is a little slow to watch repeatedly, but I liked watching it to just find out more about this art.
It’s a well produced DVD, but I think it has a limited audience. You must enjoy learning about all martial arts like I do, or be a practitioner of Xingyiquan to gain value, and for deeper instruction and information you need the book that this DVD accompanies. And to learn the art, you will need a qualified instructor.…

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Information Dog Owners Should Know Regarding Endocrine Alopecia in Felines

There are many reasons why cats can experience problems with hair loss. A relatively rare reason for this to occur is because of feline endocrine alopecia. Vets don’t exactly know why this rare skin condition occurs.

Whenever it does develop though, your cat’s hair will start thinning. Various areas of the body will be affected by hair loss. You may notice that these areas appear to be the same on both sides of the body. Two areas that are most often affected include the rear legs and abdominal region.

Certain other medical conditions can mimic the signs caused by feline endocrine alopecia. To see if your cat is really suffering from this condition, the vet will have to rule out other possible causes of the hair loss first. Parasites and conditions like ringworm can cause similar signs.

In order to make a diagnosis of endocrine alopecia in cats, vets typically look at a sample of hairs under a microscope. Doing so can help determine at what stage of their growth the hair were broken. Skin scrapings around the affected area can also help determine what’s causing hair loss in your cat. Fungal infections like ringworm can easily cause signs.

A blood sample may also be in order if your vet suspects feline endocrine alopecia to be the problem. The sample won’t be tested in the office though. A laboratory will need to inspect it to see how the endocrine system is functioning as far as hormones go.

As mentioned earlier, vets don’t know why cat endocrine alopecia develops. Hormones like testosterone, estrogen, or thyroid hormone are some of the leading suspects though. Cats with the condition may need to start a regimen of hormone therapy to deal with it.

Cats that are eating foods that they’re allergic to may experience spontaneous hair loss. Therefore, you may need to start your cat on a food trial to see if it helps relieve the signs. You may need to start feeding your cat a different type of food.

Sometimes, feline endocrine alopecia is treated with medications that are designed to grow the hair back. This isn’t always the preferred method of treatment in cats though. These medications can lead to serious side effects in some felines. They can be toxic to the liver over time and also cause cardiac problems.

Cats may even develop other conditions like diabetes mellitus after taking these medications. Some even experience changes in their behavior.…

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Cat Urine Odor Removal Guaranteed

Using chlorine dioxide for cat urine odor removal allows you to eliminate the odor and any odor-causing ions that may have been absorbed into other surfaces in the room.

Cats are one of the most beloved pets. They are beautiful, usually quiet, groom themselves, and are generally low-maintenance, as opposed to dogs. Cats even ‘take themselves’ to the bathroom, unlike dogs which need to be let out regularly. One unpleasant reality of owning a cat, however, is the potential for cat pee odor.

Cats are also pretty easy to litter train. However, sometimes they still urinate elsewhere. Some male cats and even female cats which aren’t neutered or spayed may ‘spray,’ which is even worse than regular cat pee odor.

Here are some tips on how to prevent cat pee odors, as well as how to remove pet odors:

* The best treatment for most odors is preventing them. Make sure your cat(s) always have a fresh, clean litter box. Cats are finicky creatures, and if their box isn’t up to their standards, they’ll go elsewhere.

* If your cat hasn’t been neutered or spayed, consider it. This will probably prevent (or solve) any spraying problems you may have.

* Once your cat has urinated outside the litter box, clean it up immediately. If you don’t, they will just do it again. As long as they can smell the urine, they will think that is an approved alternate to the litter box. Cat pee odor removal can be difficult. There are a lot of suggestions on how to remove pet odors. Natural home remedies such as vinegar, baking soda and peroxide are said to work at eliminating the odor, but they may not do a thorough job.

* Learn how to remove pet odors without causing harm to yourself or your pets. Sometimes fumes or residue from certain cleaners are caustic, perhaps not to you, but to your more sensitive feline. Read warning labels carefully.

* Some chemicals just weren’t meant to be used on carpet, a common problem area forcat pee odor removal. They may contain bleaching agents that will discolor your carpet or damage the fibers. Again, read labels and proceed with caution, always testing an inconspicuous area first.

* Cat pee odor removal can be difficult because of the crystals in cat urine. When the urine dries, crystals remain, and when they are rubbed while cleaning, often settle deeper into carpet and other surfaces. The crystals need to be broken down and removed to keep the odor from returning.…

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A Cat Harness And Leash – Exercise And Fresh Air For Your Cat

These day it is not at all unusual to see folks out walking their feline companion using a cat harness and leash.

Many of us keep our cats indoors for many reasons. One drawback is that our cats may not be getting sufficient exercise.

Of course playing with your cat helps keep her in trim, as does cat equipment such as kitty condos or climbers. But a regular walk about may be just the thing for keeping your indoor feline in tip top shape. A cat harness and leash is essential for accomplishing this safely.

If your cat has never been walked on a leash before then she is going to need training and it will take quite some patience.

You cannot take a trip to the pet store, select a leash and harness, and be out walking your cat the same day. It is going to take time for your cat to be comfortable with the idea of wearing a harness, let alone being restricted by a leash.

Please, understand that cats should never be walked with a leash attached to a collar. Cats are not built the same way as dogs, their necks are not as sturdy. A leash attached to a collar would put a strain on your cat’s neck when she resists the pull, a harness is essential.

The first thing is to get your cat to wear the strange looking contraption. This can only be done with gentle loving persuasion. A good tip is to just leave the harness on the floor for a few days, let your cat sniff at it and get used to it as an object.

Next, attempt to get kitty into the harness, all the time talking to her soothingly. Yes, it is likely she will resist, wriggle and fuss, maybe even attempt to scratch. Don’t force the issue, let her be and try again later.

When your patience has triumphed and your cat is harnessed, give her a lot of praise. If she accepts wearing it all well and good, keep her in it for no longer than ten minutes, but it is more likely she will protest and if she does let her wear it for a few moments, then release her before she gets stressed. Again giving plenty of praise.

Repeat this routine until your cat is quite comfortable walking around wearing her harness indoors.

Now is the time to attach the leash, but don’t try to walk her yet even indoors. Let her drag the lead around, watch that it does not snag on anything. The idea is to get your her used to the idea that a cat harness and leash go together.

When your cat is happy with wearing both leash and harness, pick up the handle of the leash. Follow your cat, don’t try to get her to follow you just yet. Should your pet sit down, pull at the lead or stop, then don’t pull, keep the leash slack and use enticing words to try and persuade her to move.

After several sessions, you may be able to congratulate yourself that you’ve trained your little pet to walk around indoors wearing her cat harness and leash, well done.

Now for the outdoors.

Make it a very short walk out at first, and pick a quiet time. Most probably kitty will not be much interested in walking at first, too many new smells to check out.

Don’t try five mile hikes, she is only a cat, investigate where she wants to with you in control to keep her out of trouble. Your feline friend will get great benefit from her little walks on a cat harness and leash, a little exercise, fresh air and some relief from being indoors.…