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Husky poppies available very playful and all in good health

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Before visiting the vet 🏥👨‍⚕️

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Major was roosting under flax when the rangers located him for his health check and transmitter change. He's looking good and raced off back into the bush shortly after this photo was taken. Photo: Brodie Philp #wild #parrot

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Being a cat lady can be good for your health, studies say Sorry, dog lovers! Not only do most of us know plenty of decidedly normal cat lovers, but years of scientific research suggest that cohabitating with cats has zero effect on developing psychosis later in life, reported InStyle. And if that’s not enough to get feline fans purring, a 2009 study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology certainly will. In it, scientists found that cat ownership can be beneficial to our health in a number of ways. Most significantly, researchers observed a decreased risk for death due to heart attack and all cardiovascular diseases (including stroke) among persons with cats. “Acquisition of cats as domestic pets may represent a novel strategy for reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases in high-risk individuals,” the study’s authors mused. A kitty cuddle session can also ease symptoms of anxiety. As Melanie Greenberg, Ph. D., licensed clinical psychologist and author of The Stress-Proof Brain explained to NBC News, the act of petting your cat releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone or “cuddle chemical,” which can make you feel less stressed. Mark those down as two more in the win column for cats, y’all! Source:

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This homemade dog toothpaste uses coconut oil, fresh mint leaves, cinnamon, and more. A few ingredients make for a frugal and healthy way to help maintain your dog’s oral hygiene. Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe: ¼ cup of coconut oil 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. chicken or beef bouillon granules (for flavor, optional) 3 Tbsp. baking soda 6-7 mint leaves Easy Dog Toothpaste Instructions: 1. Place all ingredients in a small food processor or blender. Blend until mint leaves are finely chopped and all ingredients are combined well. 2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready for use. 3. To brush your dog’s teeth; Hold dog between your legs, reassuring your pup, and speaking in a soft voice. 4. You can either use a child’s soft toothbrush or slip your hand in a sock and use your index finger to scoop up small amount of toothpaste and brush using your finger. 5. Move gently over your dog's teeth, making small circles as you would brush your teeth. Pay extra attention to back teeth and in between where food sticks. 6. After brushing use water on toothbrush or a clean washcloth to rinse your dogs mouth. Provide fresh water for him to drink and rinse more. Caution: (Do not let your dog eat a large amount of toothpaste as coconut oil can give your pup diarrhea, and baking soda can cause electrolyte imbalance.)

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