Thursday, June 2, 2011

Leg problem for doggie- Luxating Patellas

I want to highlight to those people that are having a dog or plan to get one in the future. There are so many health related issue link to doggie. For a dog owner, it's really devastating to hear from the vet that your pet is not healthy. Taking out the cost involved, what you really want is for your dog to stay healthy.

Recently, I just bring my dog to the vet for eye checking. Somehow, a red blood patch appears at the eye.
The doctor say there are 2 reasons for this situation, one is worm attack and another one is effect of a trauma. Thus, the doctor does a blood test to see if my doggie blood plated is normal. The result show negative result, so she gave my doggie some eye drop.

As this is the first time I visit a vet, I ask the vet to give my dog a full body check. It turn out the vet told me my dog have this "luxating patellas ". We discuss about the behavior of my dog , she commented if for serious case , the dog need operation to make the knee cap deeper.

She also showed me how to feel the hint and I was shocked that something is moving and dislocated. At that point, I am confuse and worried.
Once I goggled the term “luxating patellas”, I noticed it is a very common among canine family.
It is either inherited or the cause of a trauma/accident. I check many website and i think my dog only at the stage 1 categories whereby no surgery needed. I just need to make sure my dog is not overweight or having knee supplement to strengthen the leg.

One of the most obvious symptom of this health issue is your dog sometimes walk with 3 instead of 4 leg. So, do take note and watch out for the symptom.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

GM weight loss program~

This is the article i came across today. I think i will try it out to see how much i can benefit from the program.
Pleasure reading only~

General Motors: Weight Loss Diet Program

The following diet and health program was developed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc. and is intended for their exclusive use. This program was developed in conjunction with a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was field tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors, General Motors Corp. at a general meeting on August 15, 1985. General Motors Corp. wholly endorses this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food Service Facilities. It is management's intention to facilitate a wellness and fitness program for everyone.

This program is designed for a target weight loss of 10-17 lbs per week. It will also improve your attitudes and emotions because of its cleansing systematic effects.

The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the food eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value.
This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 10 lbs. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.
During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol

You must drink 10 glasses of water each day Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.
Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.
Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.

Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.

Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.

Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.

Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.
Tomorrow morning you will be 10-17 lbs. lighter than one week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. You may repeat this program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your digestion and settle your stomach.

G.M.'S Wonder Soup

The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.

28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

Additional Comments

Vegetables as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than one tea spoon of oil.

You have been given a recipe for the WONDER SOUP which can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This soup is a supplement while you are on the program and it should be a pleasure to eat. Not everyone likes cabbage, green peppers, calory etc. This recipe is not inflexible. You may substitute vegetables according to your taste. You may add any vegetables you like: asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, green beans, cauliflower, etc. Try to stay away from beans (lima, pinto, kidney, etc.), however, because they tend to be high in calories even though they are very good for you.

Beverages you may consume while on the program :

Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).

Club Soda is OK.

Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.

Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.

Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.

How and Why It Works

Day One you are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature's perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.

Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.

Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.

Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You're in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.

Day Five, Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five "quarter ponders". Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.

Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.

Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Is teacup dog suitable for you?

In recent years, thanks to the media, the popularity of teacup dogs has soared. It seems like we can’t flip through a celebrity magazine these days without seeing these small dogs. Hollywood celebrities can be seen wearing teacup dogs on their sleeve like they’re the latest fashion craze, causing the rest of us dog lovers to join in on the bandwagon.

So, what exactly is a teacup dog?

Teacup dogs are simply pocket-sized or miniature dogs that weigh between 2-4 pounds, with a full-grown height of less than 8 inches. There’s not a separate breed category for teacup dogs. They’re just smaller versions of a toy dog. A few of the breeds that come in teacup size are:
Shih Tzu

Because teacup dogs are in such high demand, the prices can range from $1,000-$12,000. Sadly, because many dog breeders are so tempted with this kind of money, they’ll do everything in their power to alter the natural breeding process in order to produce teacup size dogs.
Teacup dogs can suffer from many different health problems. Some examples of these problems are hypoglycemia, cardiac problems, seizures and blindness. These types of problems can cause expensive vet bills, and they can unfortunately lead to the early death of your canine companion because the lifespan of a teacup dog is shorter than the toy version of the same dog. Teacup dogs require constant attention and every minor health problem can quickly become life threatening.
Is a teacup dog the right dog for you?

If you’re thinking about getting a teacup dog, there are a few things to consider. Teacup dogs don’t do very well in a rowdy environment with children because children may be careless and hurt the dog. So, if you have small children in your household, you may want to reconsider getting this type of dog. Teacup dogs also don’t do well in households with larger dogs. A teacup dog may sneak under the larger dog, causing him to get stepped on. These small dogs tend to do best in households with adults and senior citizens.
Even though teacup dogs are cute, I think we can conclude that smaller isn’t always better. Everything, no matter what it is, comes with a price. If you plan on getting one of these cute dogs to add to your household, be sure to do your homework and prepare yourself for the maintenance that lies ahead.

~~Quote from dog article..
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