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The US population is starting to consider the importance of controlling the amount and kind of carbohydrates in their diets. Yet, very few dog owners know how to find out what percentage of their dog's commercial diet is carbohydrate. How can you find out?
Animals teach children empathy and compassion Pets and children share a deep bond, one that teaches children empathy, compassion and respect. When Cynthia was five years old, her family acquired a cockapoo named Nellis from a neighbor who no longer wanted it. "I still consider Nellis to be the brother I never had," wrote Cynthia one afternoon a few months ago on the New York Times blog.
Caring for a dog Teaches Kids Responsibility
How to Assess the Severity of a Dog Bite I follow Dr. Ian Dunbar's bite assessment criteria when assessing a dog bite. Level 1 to 6
Breed Bans- All Bark and Fiscal Bite-Are Breed-Discriminatory Laws Effective?
Paw Justice (NZ) Animal Abuse Is Getting Out of Control... It's time to stand up for our pet's rights...
Dr. Ian Dunbar's list of things a dog can't do while sitting
Plan B: What to Do When All Else Has Failed to Change Your Kid's Behavior More child-rearing advice for dealing with rotten kids
Couple of language books. I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World
The title, for example, is the Russian way of saying "I'm not pulling your leg." Very interesting collection, but the book simply gives the literal (?) English translations without the original, so you don't get the musicality, alliteration, rhyme, and so on. Stephen Dodson's Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs, and Curses from Around the World
is another round-the-world collection, this time of insults and imprecations. It's a slimmer but better organized book.
Tips: Dog tricks Think your dog is smart? Teach him a trick -- and you may be keeping him healthy too. Animal trainer Scott Dunmore has more on how to send your dog to the head of the obedience class.
Autism Assistance Dogs - ACA Adelaide, Channel 9 He may be man's best friend, but the dog you're about to meet is so much more. He's part of an Adelaide trial by Guide Dogs SA.NT that's providing real hope for children with autism.
Dog Guides being trained to assist people with autism
The new initiative will complement the Oakville-based school's four existing Dog Gude programs - vision, hearing, special skills and seizure response. Aimed at autistic children aged 4-12, Autism Assistance Dog Guides is meant to provide safety, companionship and unconditional love for those in need.
Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
Geoff Stern for insert in Non-Doggy Reading
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