Dogs and cats have two small glands located just inside the anal sphincter muscle at the five and seven oclock positions, just inside the anal opening. These small sacs contain a smelly pungent liquid that is unique to each individual dog. They use it to mark their territory and also to identify each other.
Every fan has their favorite baseball memory or player from Jackie Robinson, to Lou Gehrig as the Yankee cleanup hitter. Whether you root for the Red Sox, or the Cleveland Indians no fan likes to see a player get injured. The most common of baseball or softball injuries are overuse or acute injuries.
Sometimes we long to know how to increase energy levels and wonder if we need vitamins and supplements for energy. When you have ample energy, it is easier to feel happy, positive and excited about things. However, low energy makes performing everyday tasks extremely difficult. Work becomes daunting, relationships strained, and participating in the activities that should make you happy isn't possible because of low energy levels.
While acid reflux is the backflow of caustic stomach acids into the esophagus, bile reflux occurs when bile flows upward from the small intestine into the stomach and esophagus. Bile is a greenish-yellow substance that plays an important role in helping us to digest foods, absorb fats and eliminate worn-out red blood cells and certain toxins from the body. Bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder in a concentrated form, and even a modest amount of fat in a meal signals the gallbladder to release bile.
As domestication has brought once wild dogs and cats into the household, their eating habits have thus been significantly altered as humans became caretakers. Combined with the health hazards of modern living such as pollution, poor nutrition, stress and unhealthy lifestyles, it is important to recognize how these changes impact their overall healthâ€”and to pay particular attention to proper nutrition and dietâ€”which is one factor we greatly control.
Many of us are skin conscious. We often want our skin to look young and healthy and wereally do something just to protect our skin from whatever possible harms there may be in ourenvironment. Well, our skin is our largest organ performing several functions. It primarilyprotects us against the invasion of foreign substances and it serves as the transfer point for therelease of toxins from our bodies, thus our skin is just worthy of protection and care.
An itchy skin and coat is one of the most common health problems in pets. It causes your pet much discomfort and as a result he will try to soothe himself by scratching, biting and chewing at his skin.
Among parrots in general, there are just three species that are known to be talkers. The Eclectus parrot is one of those three species, to the delight of eclectus parrot admirers. This species speech is very clear, and they are capable of a wide vocabulary. Your Eclectus parrot will happily repeat numerous words and phrases, and can even learn how to sing to you.
Because most of us in the Western world have grown up in a society in which allopathic medicine is the prevailing norm, we forget that, only a few decades ago, homeopathic, herbal and other natural medicines were commonly available and freely used even by conventional doctors.
There are many causes of allergies and asthma. Some of the most common causes are: pollen, dust & dust mites, certain metals (like nickel), cosmetics, lanolin, animal hair & dander, insect venom, some drugs, some foods or food additives, chemicals used in soap or laundry detergent, environmental pollutants, smoke, and mold. This book is not written to describe all the causes of allergies.
A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland and can occur for a number of different reasons. A healthy thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland inside the neck, just below your Adamâ€™s apple. The thyroid gland produces hormones which control the bodyâ€™s metabolism and regulate the rate at which the body carries out its functions.
Horses balk when faced with two conflicting problems. For example, if a horse wants to go to the stable and you jerk back to pull him on another direction these conflicts have the potential of confusing him.
Strangles is a highly contagious disease that affects a horses lymph nodes in its upper respiratory tract. While Strangles can affect horses of any age, it most commonly infects those between one and five years of age. Strangles is not usually fatal to horses, but it certainly can be if left untreated.