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Feeding the cat
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Feeding the cat a questionable tidbit - Okay, the last time you gave me one of these there incognito meds on it that did NOT taste like fish. Oh...I don't know - it looks so good - it's a trick, I just know it...here 'goes...............

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Pedegru helps you share and showcase your animals, build and research their pedgirees, enjoy or post pictures and videos and read fascinating stories about them too. You can locate breeders in your area or anywhere and find farms, events, products and services all in one place. No matter what kind of animal you own, or would like to own, you'll know right where to look. We welcome you to join, share, enjoy and learn about all domesticated animals and become Pedegurus!
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Pets for Vets | Pedegru

Pets for Vets | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.
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Pig Smarts | Pedegru

Pig Smarts | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Pigs are smart, intelligent and complex creatures. Learning how to understand your pig is the first step to the next 15-20 years you will spend together.
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In case you were ever curious about just how smart pigs actually are this is a pretty good short that'll make you think twice
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Using enrichment to modify behavior - Pt 2 | Pedegru

Using enrichment to modify behavior - Pt 2 | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Ice blocks/rings: using a large bowl, fill halfway with water; add a few pieces of fruit or veggies. To make an ice ring, place a glass in the center (to create the hole).
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Part II of Alice's Discussion topic on Mini-Pigs. Does anyone have one and what do you think about them? I've met a couple and have to tell you they were immediately affectionate and friendly...honestly, almost a long-time Pal from the start. Very interesting experience. Thus...I can no longer think about - hate to even say the word - uch - pork! ;-) Enjoy the read...

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Happy Independence Day | Pedegru

Happy Independence Day | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
We wish all of you the very best on a day unique to Americans but, in the end, hopefully of unique value to everyone the world over
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Every fuse has been tied nice and tight

Every rocket is aimed from the yard just right

Dark skies will ignite in explosions of light

A display not like any others at night

 

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Pet Services | Pets For Sale | Adopt Pets | Animal Breeders | Pedegru

Pet Services | Pets For Sale | Adopt Pets | Animal Breeders | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Search Pedegru's Animal Marketplace for pet services including: pets for sale, animal adoption, animal breeders, and other general pet services.
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Marketplace - a wonderful, interesting and diverse group of services, products, and pets from around the world...and adding your listing is simple. Simply join from the homepage, open your verification email, create a password and add a picture - that's it...you're in!
Then just go to Your Marketplace and start adding all the free listings you like. We now rank in the top 1/2 of 1% of all websites worldwide so let your friends know about Marketplace too
If you own animals you're welcome to advertise - Real Estate, Products, any kind of Service...doesn't matter - list it for free. Every Member, Animal Profile, Discussion Topic, Event, and Ad helps Pedegru become a greater force for change so we're glad to have you!
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FAIR ¤ El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills, California | Pedegru

FAIR ¤ El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills, California | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Event Description: “Hog Days of Summer” Carnival • Exhibits • Livestock • Great American Pig Races • Live Music • Father’s Day Look-a- Like Contest • Funnel Cake Eating Contest • Big Wheel Races • Bull Riding • John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races
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These are more great times than I could ever convey in a short space so let me just say it's all about meeting wonderful, good-hearted, down-to-earth people, extremely fun events, all in an absolutely gorgeous setting. Come see our beautiful county and share in a delightful celebration of summer, nature, farming, and all manner of good things humanity!

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Animal consciousness - Not Forcing Morals but Worth Consideration | Pedegru

Animal consciousness - Not Forcing Morals but Worth Consideration | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall stated in her 2009 book ”The Inner World of Farm Animals“, that : “farm animals feel pleasure and sadness, excitement and resentment, depression, fear and pain. They are much more sensitive and intelligent than we ever imagined"
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There are definitely varying thoughts found everywhere - this is an interesting analysis for sure...the questions I usually ask in such a debate are these - Do I need it? What does it cost? Is it good for me? Why do I want it? Maybe these are good was to help you determine where you stand.

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Pet Safety Memorial Day | Pedegru

Pet Safety Memorial Day | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
With summer right around the corner Bark Buckle UP wants to remind people to be safe driving buckle up the whole family pets included this Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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Ian Somerhalder
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Thanks for a fun article Ian...there are so many great ways to ensure a pet's safety on the road now there's no reason not to take care. Happy Mem Day!

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Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 5 | Pedegru

Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 5 | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
There are numerous freeze dried meat treats on the market that you can also sprinkle on top of the canned food. Halo's Liv A Littles is a popular choice.
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Continuing article in five parts about healthier food options for your cats and how to transition them from dry food - which can be harder than you'd think.

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Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 3 | Pedegru

Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 3 | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Here is another scale that may be even better because its base is as long as the scale. Red Cross Baby Scale. This is important for cats that are trained to walk onto it otherwise, scales like the Salter one linked above may tip.
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Continuing article in five parts about healthier food options for your cats and how to transition them from dry food - which can be harder than you'd think.

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Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 1 | Pedegru

Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 1 | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
This is the hard part. Cats, like children, often resist what is best for them. The two most frequent comments that I hear from people when trying to convince them to feed their cats a healthier diet are "my cat won't eat canned food"...
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Great article in five parts about healthier food options for your cats and how to transition from dry food which can be harder than you'd think.

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Al Maliik & Rodolfo Guzzo make their show ring debut together! | Pedegru

Al Maliik & Rodolfo Guzzo make their show ring debut together! | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Al Maliik and Rodolfo Guzzo make their show ring debut together!
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Rodolfo makes his debut with Al Maliik this weekend in Del Mar.

Not only is Rodo an astounding showman, and Al Maliik a thrilling Stallion in the ring, but the fairgrounds is breathtaking.

See all at the link here...and add any Del Mar stories you may have to the page! They'll be fun to read and may make a more interesting trip to the readers who can join them!

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EDITORIAL - A TEXTILE PRODUCT BORN FROM THE GREAT WAR | Pedegru

EDITORIAL - A TEXTILE PRODUCT BORN FROM THE GREAT WAR | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Wars are often catalysts for inventions and the First World War was no exception.
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For my war buffs Francis shares a little fascinating history about Alpaca wool and its connection to World War I. It's literally possible to learn something new every day. A TEXTILE PRODUCT BORN FROM THE GREAT WAR

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Wild Bird Rehabilitation | Pedegru

Wild Bird Rehabilitation | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Although it is difficult and often not successful, it is sometimes necessary to try to rehabilitate injured birds or raise young birds...
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The Secrets to a Successful Bath with Your Minature Pig | Pedegru

The Secrets to a Successful Bath with Your Minature Pig | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
It is important to make bath time an enjoyable experience. The first bath can be very traumatic, and a bad first few baths can lead to a permanent fear of the tub.
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Not just anyone would know how to bathe a pig! Pig ownership or not this is a pretty cute article
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Using enrichment to modify behavior | Pedegru

Using enrichment to modify behavior | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
The most important goal of enrichment should always be to enhance the wellbeing of your pigs. Enrichment should not been seen as method to stop your pig from doing other undesirable, yet NORMAL behaviors.
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Alice has posted a wonderful article on working with the personality of a Mini Pig in 2 parts - I must say I found this very interesting reading and perhaps applicable to more than just this one type of pet in fact. Love to hear your thoughts. Thanks Alice

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Spoiled Pig Syndrome | Pedegru

Spoiled Pig Syndrome | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
According to Webster, the word DISCIPLINE is defined as “training to act in accordance with rules; to train by instruction and exercise; to bring to a state of order and obedience by training and control.”
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Are you spoiling your PIG? No...seriously...are you! :-)

According to Webster, the word DISCIPLINE is defined as “training to act in accordance with rules; to train by instruction and exercise; to bring to a state of order and obedience by training and control.”

We have some very spoiled pet pigs that are causing frustration and agitation with otherwise understanding & tolerant piggy parents...read all about what you can do when faced with Spoiled Pig Syndrome!

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Tourism in El Dorado and Amador County California | Pedegru

Tourism in El Dorado and Amador County California | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Many exceptional ways to spend your time in El Dorado and Amador counties, California. We don't just have amazing values on property but lots of exciting ways to pass the time too. Come check it out...you won't be disappointed.
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Reporting for duty: how companion pets help military veterans | Pedegru

Reporting for duty: how companion pets help military veterans | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Companion pets help people, military veterans included, in various ways and through many life stages. Among well-established physical benefits are lower cholesterol, blood pressure and triglyceride levels, while emotional impacts include fewer feelings...
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These are a wonderful series of Discussions Ian. I just had to share one more. Thanks again for taking the time to honor a great day and the creatures who have at times helped make it great ~ before and after the fact!

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Pets for Vets | Pedegru

Pets for Vets | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.
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A superb program. If anyone knows a Vet who doesn't yet have a Pet read the article and follow the link or forward to piece along. Studies confirm that Vets with Pets are changed for the good - for good! Thanks again Ian!

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Memorial Day: Animals Among War Heroes Celebrated | Pedegru

Memorial Day: Animals Among War Heroes Celebrated | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
As the US celebrates Memorial Day , a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives in service for the nation, let’s not forget the brave animals who have also played their parts in war efforts throughout the years.
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Thank you for this very nice addition Ian...so apropos to the day. Once again it reminds us about what a significant role animals play in our lives! Happy Memorial Day and thank you again so much for taking the time to add this to our Discussions. 

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Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 4 | Pedegru

Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 4 | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Once you have established scheduled mealtimes, you will most likely need to start feeding a bit less at each mealtime in order to get the normal sensation of hunger to work in your favor.
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Continuing article in five parts about healthier food options for your cats and how to transition them from dry food - which can be harder than you'd think.

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Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 2 | Pedegru

Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food - Pt 2 | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
For 'resistant-to-change' cats, you will need to use the normal sensation of hunger to help with the transition. For this reason, it is very important to stop free-feeding dry food.
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Continuing article in five parts about healthier food options for your cats and how to transition them from dry food - which can be harder than you'd think.

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Al Maliik & Rodolfo Guzzo make their show ring debut together! | Pedegru

Al Maliik & Rodolfo Guzzo make their show ring debut together! | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
2015 Region One Arabian Show...Al Maliik and Rodolfo Guzzo make their show ring debut together.
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A Brief History of the San Diego County Fair

In 1880, a group of San Diegans organized an agricultural Fair to bring county farmers together to share ideas, see who had the best citrus fruit, who baked the best pie, and who had the fastest horse.


Such a neat city...and spectacular for anyone who hasn't been there yet (San Diego). It's a MUST SEE when you visit the West Coast - for sure! Read more of the history here...

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Homemade Diets and Commercial Raw Meat Products | Pedegru

Homemade Diets and Commercial Raw Meat Products | Pedegru | Animals Make Life Better | Scoop.it
Many people have a strong negative reaction to the idea of feeding their cat raw meat but this is what a carnivore is designed to eat. Keep in mind that there are no hibachis or stoves in the wild.
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Homemade Diets and Commercial Raw Meat Products - Dr Lisa says; Many people have a strong negative reaction to the idea of feeding their cat raw meat but this is what a carnivore is designed to eat. Keep in mind that there are no hibachis or stoves in the wild...read on...

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