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21st Century kitchens: the future is now with the help of a few must have gadgets

21st Century kitchens: the future is now with the help of a few must have gadgets

When you’re not only a foodie, but also an entertainer, nothing sets the tone more than working in an environment that is conducive to keeping the creative juices flowing, and well, cooking. By introducing a few gadgets to your kitchen, it can take it not only to the next level, but also make your cooking experience one to enjoy. Fair warning: You may never want to get out of the kitchen again!

 

Interactive Cook top

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Is Your Dog Always Happy? Check on how you will know your Dog's Emotions

Is Your Dog Always Happy? Check on how you will know your Dog's Emotions

Have you ever realized that dogs are animals that do not hide their emotions? When the walks you take them to are not long enough, they may not complain to their buddies. The most challenging thing is getting to know the dog's feelings. Do you need to know how to tell the mood your dog is in?

Here are the tips:

Happy and Contented Dogs


When the dog is happy and contented, it will display a relaxed body language. Normally, the dog will hold its tail and ears in their natural position. Its muscles are always relaxed at this point. The physique is normally neither big nor small. Sometimes the dog wags its tail in a circular tor side to side. The dog also pants at a regular tempo with its mouth slightly opened. The dog may appear smiling because the corner of its mouth will be turned upwards.

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Preventing Pet Accidents in the House

Preventing Pet Accidents in the House

When you own a pet at home, you will be very happy because it will give you companionship at all times. However, the same pet comes with responsibilities. The most important one is giving your pet house training to avoid accidents. The process of training your dog to know how to maneuver in the house requires patience at the early stages. With that, you will be able to make your dog obedient and with house training tips.


You can always begin by tethering the puppy to you with a six foot leash while indoors without it being in a gated area. At this point, you need to be keen on the signs that the puppy will give when it wants to go outside. Some of the signs include:


    •    A beseeching look
    •    Pacing or circling
    •    Being suddenly distracted from the play
    •    Tugging on the leash suddenly
    •    Trying to get away from the leash

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When you realize your pet is in pain, what do you do?

When you realize your pet is in pain, what do you do?

One day, when I was out hunting with my dog, I suddenly realized that my dog could not move. I was not able to know that some thorn had pricked the inner part of its foot. All the dog could do was lie down and groan in pain as it looked at me. I was however relieved when a friend of mine passed by with his dog. He was a vet and was able to help my dog get well.
The above story shows that it is not easy to know when your pet is in pain. Most animals are stoic. Inability to recognize these pains makes sit also difficult to treat the pets. Pets can't open their mouths and tell when they are in pain; that is the biggest challenge.

However, how do we ensure that we recognize when they are in pain and give the right treatment? In order to bring a solution to such cases, pain management is already an issue in the field of veterinary medicine. Different universities and societies that deal with research on animal pain are currently committed to studying pain and pain management in animals.

This could bring good news to those who have pets at home and have never known how to recognize pain in their pets and treat it. From the researches being done, it is advisable to speed the process of making your dog recover. Even if it is surgery, it should be speeded up so that the animal is relieved of pain. If it is relieved of stress, it is likely to live longer.

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What is in the Food labels for Pets?

What is in the Food labels for Pets?

Pets must eat just like human beings. In the food stores, pets have their foods well labeled. Understanding the labels is a very vital exercise in rearing of pets. For example, you may meet labels like ‘Brand X All-Natural Happy Paws Dog Food." I know you have seen such labels before on TV. They are normally shown in a manner so appealing to the eye. However, getting to know what packed indie is this label is good. How are the nutrient values? Are they accurate? What does that entire catchy label mean?

It is always good to establish the amount in the labels. There are three recommended rules; the 95%, 25% 0r 3% rule. In the 95% rule, the product that appears on the label should have a larger share of the ingredients. F it says ‘beef for dogs,' then it should be beef and not water added for processing. The rule is used with ingredients of animal origin; thus a can of beef for dogs should have 95% beef.


If there is a word in the label like ‘Shrimp Dinner', the ingredient named should be at least 25%. This is a 25% rule. It is assumed that much of the ingredients not mentioned may be another food altogether. The 3 percent rule has to do with simple, innocent words like ‘with'. If a pet food label has such a word in its product name, then there is only 3 percent of that product.

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