Well Adapted for a Plunge-diving Lifestyle

10,000 Birds

Unlike an ill equipped diver like me, Boobies have adaptations for a plunge-diving lifestyle: forward-facing eyes and streamlined heads and body. Watching Humboldt seabirds on the cold waters off the coast of South America , I noticed that of them dive for their fish/food. Small birds will take shallow dives with little or no head start (terns and some gulls) whereas other will take impressive head starts for deeper dives and generally larger fish.

Choosing the Right Dog Breed For Your Lifestyle

4 The Love Of Animals

However, all too often, dog lovers choose a dog breed that they want without first considering how well that breed will fit in with their lifestyle. Use this guide to help you choose the best breed for your lifestyle, so that you and your new family member can lead the happiest life possible. Having a pet is a wonderful and rewarding experience. There’s a reason so many of us call our dogs our best friends.

On Food/Lifestyle Disputes At Home

Animal Person

In " Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes " in the Environment section of today's New York Times, Leslie Kaufman reports that American households have become a battleground for beliefs about the environment. While no study has documented how frequent these clashes have become, therapists agree that the green issue can quickly become poisonous because it is so morally charged.

A healthy diet for healthy pets

4 The Love Of Animals

It’s no secret that a healthy diet is the path to a long and vigorous lifestyle, and that is certainly true for our pets. We all know this, but how can you be sure that you’re providing your companion with the best possible diet for a healthy lifestyle? So it’s particularly important to take control of their daily food intake by planning a suitable diet tailored to their breed, age and lifestyle. So the only way to influence their healthy lifestyle is through their diet.

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Cat People VS Dog People

4 The Love Of Animals

Before bringing home a new pet, owners should research a breed’s energy level and temperament to make sure it matches up with the owners’ lifestyle.”. “It’s interesting to learn how different cat and dog owners can be when choosing, and making decisions for, their pets,” said Dr. Brent Mayabb, veterinarian and manager of education and development at Royal Canin.

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Million Pound Pledge For Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

Alison Sweeney, host of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” discovered that her dog Winky was one of them, and pledged to the food Winky was eating and her lifestyle. She has now teamed up with Hill’s Science Diet to launch the Million Pound Pledge – a national call-to-action for pet owners to help their cats and dogs lose weight and get back on track to living a happy, healthy lifestyle. Did you know that one out of every two pets are overweight?

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A Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

Creature Talk

The doctor gave him 2 choices: proceed with an angioplasty now, or take 6 months to change his lifestyle and see if his condition improved. So, what lifestyle changes did the cardiologist recommend? And maybe, just maybe , if he keeps this up and works hard, these new lifestyle changes can even reverse the damage already done to his heart. Several years ago my now 59 year old father had a heart attack.

Choosing the Right Breed for your Personality

4 The Love Of Animals

Appearance is important for this personality type, so they will want a high-energy dog that looks good and matches their successful lifestyle. This makes them good options for those who lead unconventional lifestyles or find themselves in a variety of situations. Bringing a dog into the family is no small decision. It’s a long-term commitment that involves an additional member of your household.

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More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

10,000 Birds

As McMullan tells it, birding goes pretty well with the military lifestyle, at least for himself and a select few others. A cheeky lad, Geoffrey McMullan was regularly subjected to brutal discipline at his English boarding school.

Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

Kerasote explains in detail how our own lifestyles intimately affect the longevity of our dogs.”. Dog lovers all want the same thing, for their dogs to live longer! In Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs , we get to explore how we can help our canine companions live longer, healthier, and happier lives. We also get to hear stories about Pukka. “In

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Deconstructing Spencer's Comment

Animal Person

There is a fine line between optimism and pessimism, it's called realism and (most) vegans have absolutely zero concept of what that is or how it needs to be applied to our daily lifestyles. To say that people whom you do not know have "absolutely zero concept" of "realism" (and I'm assuming that means "reality") and "how it needs to be applied to our daily lifestyles," after calling us ridiculous, illogical, absurd, and hypocritical, is a strange way to make your point.

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On Mainstreaming Veganism

Animal Person

This was a "lifestyle" event that had a "health" angle (both in parenthesis because they promoted a certain country-club lifestyle and the event was held at a country club, and a certain definition of health), and it was pleasantly surprising to have anyone asking about veganism. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

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The Lazy Environmentalist

4 The Love Of Animals

Host, Josh Dorfman, shows everyday people simple ways to reduce their impact on the planet, but in ways that don’t take a lot of money or lifestyle change. Most of us want to do something to help improve the environment, but let’s face it, sometimes it seems like a lot of work! Well, there is a new show on the Sundance Channel called The Lazy Environmentalist.

2009 100

Just Two Lessons Learned for Today

Animal Person

I think it's great, given how hostile the world is to our minority opinions and lifestyle, that there are safe places, even if those safe places have ranting as their modus operandi. I've decided that 20 lessons is a good number to stop at, and today I'll discuss what are probably the two most controversial ones, about the animal rights movement. Lesson #11.

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Best pets for apartment living

4 The Love Of Animals

Here is a handy infographic to help you pick the best type of pet for your apartment lifestyle. Have you ever wondered what type of pets do well in apartments? Best & Worst Pets for Apartment Living was created by ForRent.com. cats dogs pet care

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Giveaway: Science Diet Senior 11 Age Defying Cat Food

4 The Love Of Animals

By answering simple health and lifestyle questions about their cat, owners can determine how old their four-legged friend really is. As you may know, cats are known to live very long lives….21 21 years or more! And while many owners may know the calendar age of their cat, many aren’t as in tune to how old their cat really feels.

Choosing a food that is right for you and your dog

4 The Love Of Animals

However choosing what food to feed your pet is a major decision especially as there are different types of food specifically designed for different breeds and lifestyles. They also have specially designed food for adult dogs of various performance levels including working dogs to provide a higher energy requirement, and foods with a lower fat and energy content for dogs with a less active lifestyle to prevent obesity.

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Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

Critter News

About Farm Sanctuary Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, promotes legislative, policy, and individual lifestyle changes to help farm animals. From the Farm Sanctuary.

Jusani; Clothes for a Cause

4 The Love Of Animals

Jusani Culture is a haute lifestyle brand representing a new culture of supporters for a no-kill nation. Not only are their clothes fun to wear, but they help actual shelter pets through the money that is donated via each purchase. Be sure to check out their “last chance” section as well, the clothing purchased from that section donates 100% of proceeds directly to shelters. Artists and designers have the opportunity to make an impact through Jusani’s monthly Stand Up.

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November is Senior Pet Month

4 The Love Of Animals

Laid-back lifestyle. Did you know that November celebrates senior pets? There are many reasons to love an older animal, and here is a great post by Peggy Frezon for Guideposts that highlights 5 of those reasons. source }. November is Senior Pet Month. Do you have an older cat or dog sharing your home? If so, you know the joys of pets who might have less spunk but more soul. Here are five reasons to love a senior pet. Distinguished look.

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Save money caring for your pet

4 The Love Of Animals

This can potentially lead in fewer trips to the vet with a healthier active lifestyle for your pet, and it will keep you in shape at the same time! So you finally got that present you have always wanted since you were a little kid. That ultimate gift that you had nagged your parents for, saying how much fun you would have with it and how you would take the best care of it. Then the Christmas day finally came when that dream became a reality and it was acknowledged.

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Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

It was recently reported that the famous Facebook founder has introduced not one, but two new furry friends into his lifestyle: a Komondor and a Puli. LA-Based Zoom Room CEO and Dog Training Expert Explores the Breeds He Chose. Choosing the best dog to welcome into your family is a daunting task – even for someone like Mark Zuckerberg. Jaime Van Wye, expert dog trainer, and founder of the Zoom Room, weighs in on the difference between the two breeds.

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Enter to Win a Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan Pet Travel Product from AutoAnything!

4 The Love Of Animals

AutoAnything has a variety of roof racks & cargo carriers for your lifestyle and for all your family road trips. AutoAnything has joined forces with 4loveofanimals.com to give away a Dog Whisperer pet travel product. Now you can take your lovely dogs wherever you go while keeping your seats dust free. AutoAnything lets you choose one of the four fashionable Cesar Millan pet travel products below.

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5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

When adopting a rescue there are added considerations on selecting the right dog for your lifestyle. In her years of experience with dog rescue she’s learned one very important key to successful adoption, knowing how to choose the right dog for your lifestyle.? The decision to add a canine companion to your family is certainly a big one. Many factors need to be considered including breed, size and energy level.

Socializing Your Canine Companion: How to Properly Socialize Your Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

Think about your lifestyle and what you can reasonably expect your dog might be exposed to in the next 10 years. Socialize Your Dog to Other Dogs. Socialization is the single best predictor of a dog’s future personality. Well-socialized dogs are calm and unaggressive even in stressful situations. But socialization involves a lot more than just introducing your dog to a few random strangers every few weeks. Proper socialization is an intensive training process.

2012 177

Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

Critter News

While a nationwide vegan or vegetarian lifestyle change is highly unlikely, the abuse can be maintained through increased government regulation. This is really interesting. How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? I certainly didn't. No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there. The only cool thing is that Gene Bauer's views on the meat industry are so similar to those expressed on this blog a few weeks ago. Yay!!!)

Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

4 The Love Of Animals

Pick a pet that fits your family’s lifestyle – Look at the purpose the pet will serve in your family. With purebred animals, it is especially important to do your research and make sure the pet fits your family’s lifestyle. Choosing the right pet for your child is key. By Dr. Tim Hunt, DVM. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet.

HollyWoof Gift Bags Spoil Celebrity Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

Front Porch Pets conclude this year’s gift bag with a perfect fit for Alicia Silverstone’s vegan lifestyle offering their 100% family farm grown sweet potato Veggie Rawhide Bichon Fries, Big Boys & Pumpkin Crunchers. It sure would be nice to be a celebrity pet! Celebrity pooches recently received the HollyWOOF, Distinctive Assets’ annual gift bag of the newest innovative dog products. Our top pick from the gift bag? Tagg – The Pet Tracker!

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Pet Doors

4 The Love Of Animals

Not only do they help your pet keep its active lifestyle, but they also protect against accidental pet messes around the house. The Top Techniques For At Home Pet Door Training, guest article from PetDoors.com. Pet doors are the perfect addition to any pet owner’s home. Most pets take instinctively to their new pet door, but others are timid and need direction.??The The following list outlines the top techniques for introducing and training your pet to use cat and dog doors.

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Scotch Fur Fighter

4 The Love Of Animals

As a long-time pet owner, I understand the frustration of constantly cleaning fur off the floor,” said Charlotte Reed, pet trend and lifestyle expert. Attention pet owners with pets that shed! You have found your new best friend! The Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper is designed to help you keep your hard surfaces free from pet hair. We got to try one out, and loved it! It even picked up my pesky hair (I shed way more than our dog does)!

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Reasons to Choose a Pet-Friendly Retirement Community

4 The Love Of Animals

This retirement community offers affordable and comfortable apartment options on a scenic 80-acre campus, and is a great fit for seniors looking to maintain independent living and active lifestyles. Not all retirement communities are created equal. And while many are similar, there are always certain things that set the best ones apart from the rest. One of these things is how the retirement community regards its residents owning pets.

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Why I Question Animal Testing 2.1

Critter News

Faculty members who had earlier contented themselves with what was once referred to as a "threadbare but genteel" lifestyle began to ask themselves, in the words of my grandmother, "If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? This is a continuation of an earlier post about why I question animal testing. Oftentimes, scientists seem to think that they just need to waive their PhDs and research projects in everyone's faces and we should all shut up and bow our heads to their great wisdom.

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Teach Your Dog To Go Potty On Command!

4 The Love Of Animals

A perfect way to incorporate my method, Feng Shui with Fido™ into your lifestyle is to create a potty area in your yard and teach your dog to go to the bathroom on command! Today we welcome top Celebrity dog trainer and behavioral expert Inger Martens as a guest blogger. Her B.A. in Mass Communications and Human Psychology helped create her unique training tips for dog owners.

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Hope for Hen Welfare

Critter News

About Farm Sanctuary Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, promotes legislative, policy, and individual lifestyle changes to help farm animals. A press release I received from the Farm Sanctuary. Animal Welfare Groups Win Industry Backing for First-Ever Federal Regulation of Hen Welfare Groundswell of Public Support Results in Full Court Press for Nationwide Law Protecting Chickens to Replace State-by-State Initiatives WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.

Great cat tips from Housecat Housecall

4 The Love Of Animals

Take your time and do your homework in order to make sure you choose the cat that is most compatible with you and your lifestyle. Lifestyle. Katrina Warren and the experts at Animal Planet’s “ Housecat Housecall ”, presented by Purina Cat Chow, have put together some simple tips to help families conquer some common cat care issues. Housecat Housecall airs on Animal Planet every Saturday at 10:30AM Eastern/Pacific, with an encore each Sunday at 8:00AM Eastern/Pacific.

Housecat Housecall

4 The Love Of Animals

From unruly behavior to lifestyle adjustments, Housecat Housecall features real cats, real people and real veterinarians working through a wide range of common cat behaviors. Covering everything from quirky cats with a lot of energy to more complex matters like helping a once outdoor cat adjust to its new indoor lifestyle, Housecat Housecall gives cat owners the knowledge and tools they need to create a well-balanced home life for the whole family, including the cat.

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Book: Fit As Fido

4 The Love Of Animals

But walks are just one of the many examples of things we can learn from our pet for a more healthy lifestyle. If you are looking for a light read that is packed with great information, then you need to take a look at Fit As Fido: Follow Your Dog to Better Health ! The book takes a look at how our favorite animal companions, the dog, lives life and what we can learn about how to live our own life from observing them. For example, all dog owners know that their dogs love to go for walks.

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How to Prevent Allergies in Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

Tips and Warnings: Your dog’s lifestyle and habits are important in determining the cause of your dog’s allergies. Dog allergies are hypersensitivity reactions of the dog’s body to specific materials or substances. These substances, known as allergens, trigger an immune response in the body, resulting in symptoms, such as skin itching and irritation. The best way to deal with dog allergies is still prevention. Here are some tips on how you can prevent dog allergies.

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The Power of Pets Initiative

4 The Love Of Animals

Exercise is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle, and research suggests that owning a pet helps increase levels of physical activity. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets! What is The Power of Pets? It’s a great new new initiative to help people live a healthier life! Mars Petcare is collaborating with the YMCA in 5 cities to start, to bring pet-friendly health and physical activity education and programming to communities.

2010 100

I and the Bird: What is a Falcon?

10,000 Birds

Based on their physical attributes and lifestyle, falcons enjoyed a very long run as a founding member of the order Falconiformes, along with the rest of the diurnal raptor-y type birds like vultures and eagles and hawks and hawk-eagles. What is a falcon, really? There was a time we thought we knew.

Pet Accessories: A Must for Your Pets Happiness

4 The Love Of Animals

An important thing to remember is that pet accessories help create an interesting lifestyle for your pet and thus help to keep them happy and healthy. Pampering your pet with care, love and affection is a great way to ensure a happy family pet, but they also need to have an array of pet accessories to keep them healthy, active and happy. When you first get your pet it is great fun to look at the ranges of pet accessories such as feeding bowls, collars, id tags, beds and more.

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Guest post: Dog Adoption

4 The Love Of Animals

Be realistic about your lifestyle. This guest post is brought to you by Dog Fence DIY’s staff veterinarian Dr. Susan Wright. Dog Fence DIY has a variety of different pet containment systems to choose from. Be sure to check out the Innotek 2100 pet containment system for the best available price. Dog Fence DIY will help with all the steps of the process.

Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

Animal Ethics

The lifestyle associated with the Sunday roast involves sacrifices that those brought up on fast food are unused to making—mealtimes, manners, dinner-table conversation and the art of cookery itself. A great number of animals owe their lives to our intention to eat them. And their lives are (or can easily be made to be) comfortable and satisfying in the way that few lives led in the wild could possibly be.

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