I'm feeling a bit like the dehydration police lately, going around checking North's vitals to make sure my lil pup isn't too thirsty this Summer! While low-sodium soup was a great suggestion yesterday, I've got an even easier one for people who don't offer any "human" food to dogs.If a pooch happily eats but ignores the water bowl, wet dog food is a common solution. The problem comes when some pups, newly accustomed to fancier grub, turn up a nose when once again faced with ordinary kibble. Find out an easy trick and read more
Come to think of it, how did the phrase "piggyback" even come about? I've never seen a pig carrying another on its back, but they sure look cute snuggling that way. No matter the origin, check out 14 cutie pies of all species hitching a ride of their own.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
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There's safety in numbers but these stats are more on the shocking side! Veterinary Pet Insurance received nearly 20,000 pet poisoning claims from 2005 to 2009 — do you know what type topped the list? I've covered each and every one in the past so refresh your memory on the dangers when starting this slideshow!
Dehydration is a real danger for dogs and cats! Now that you know how to check your animals, let's tackle the solution. While you can lead a
horse dog to water, you can't make him drink it.
Try offering her a bit of chilled, *salt-free* chicken or beef broth in a bowl. (Throw away any portion that she doesn't drink immediately after she finishes.) If it becomes an area of concern, speak to your vet and ask to be shown how to administer bagged fluids with a beveled needle. It's a little intimidating at first, but in all honesty is much less painful for the animal than the owner!
I'd like to add one more reminder to check the label to make sure the broth or bullion cubes are free of the dangerous onions or garlic, too, and dilute the broth with water for a healthier alternative!
"Staying active on vacation does not have to be difficult," says Kacy Duke, a celebrity fitness expert who has worked with Julianne Moore and Rachel Weisz. Getting away from the usual workout routine is good for the body and motivation. Follow Kacy’s lead on your next getaway — working out will be easy, and postworkout poolside relaxation will feel even more luxurious!
Think about where you will be on vacation and take advantage of the new fitness challenges the local terrain presents.
At the beach? Apply sunscreen and take your morning walk through the sand; it provides strong resistance to strengthen leg muscles.
Exploring a city? Track walked steps with a pedometer to help reach doctor-recommended 10,000 steps per day.
In the mountains? Pack your hiking boots and discover local trails; the terrain provides great cardiovascular exercise, and higher elevations help increase lung capacity and strength.
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