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At Home with Pets – Coprophagia

animal welfare cyprusIt always saddens me when I see dogs eating poo or drinking their urine. There are various theories as to why they do this but in rescue cases it’s usually because they have either been starved and it was ‘food’ and ‘drink’ or in my Naser’s case it was because he was a hunting dog, living in a small cage, rarely taken out and it was the only way to keep his cage clean.

There is a professional name for such behaviour: coprophagia (Greek). Apart from the aforementioned reasons for rescue dogs partaking of such behaviour other reasons include:

• Mother pups licking newborn puppies to encourage them to go to the loo and then eating the faeces to keep the nest clean and hide evidence of her offspring from predators.

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Thought for Today - Celebrate Every Day, It Will Not Return

Celebrate every day as it will not return, look at the beauty around you as it reflects your ability to see perfection in everything. Be thankful for all you have and your gratitude will multiply all what you give your attention.

At Home with Pets – CPR/Heimlich Manoeuvre for dogs

animal welfareAs technology has failed me completely these last few days and I wasn’t able to get my blog out last Friday I want to share these life-saving videos with you. They cover CPR and the Heimlich Manoeuvre for dogs and is something all dog-owners should know.

I’ll be back to normal with Friday so apologies for this late posting and I hope you find these videos by Dr. Andrew Linklater of the Animal Emergency Center & Specialty Services, U.S.A as useful as I did.

Click here to view CPR How To videos.

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Thought for Today - Live Fearless, Dare To Be Free

Today is the day that may fulfill all your wishes, carries the seeds from yesterday and hold the promise of new beginnings. Today live fearless, welcome the new adventures that are awaiting you when you dare to be free.

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Thought for Today - Surrender to the Stillness of Your Heart

Many thing you daily uses have their value in relationship with something else. What will be a fireplace or candle without fire, a lamp without electricity or a needle without a threat and what will you be without other people to confirm you in this world?

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Thought for Today - Finding the Truth in Oneness

Beautiful words like;’ you are the enlightened one, or everything is perfect, All is one, love thyself’, can be hollow words when you feel sick or sad, depressed or devastated, even more so when you are aware of all abuse, wars and killings going on in this world.

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Thought for Today - Don't Feed Your Fears

What are your plans for today, maybe you are thinking about the load of work you have to do or you are happy to enjoy a day off. Whatever you do today be grateful. Don’t complain about the things that don’t work but show how it can be done.

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