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The benefits of keeping a dog you need to know

Dog breeding has many benefits for human health. What are they?


1. Improve cardiovascular health

According to the Huffington Post, raising dogs is associated with lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, and lowering triglyceride levels (fats in the blood), which contribute to improving heart health. Owners with a heart attack also have a higher survival rate after the outbreaks.

2. Help keep fit and active

The Huffington Post information, a small study in 2010, found that people walking dogs 5 times a week lost an average of 6.5 kg per year. Simply because you’ve been physically active for 10, 20 minutes/time walking your dog.

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Health experts recommend that adults exercise about 2.5 hours per week. Dog owners are more likely to achieve that goal because they often have to walk for a walk. And this makes us more active. This effect lasts even when we are old.

In 2015, a study in the journal Gerontologist found that elderly people who walked dogs for walking had lower body mass indexes, had fewer medical examinations and maintained better fitness habits.

3. Increasing resistance for children

A 2004 study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology concluded that dogs and cats reduce the risk of a pet’s allergy – up to 33%. Children at home with dogs develop stronger immune systems.

4. Prevent depression

It is believed that dog owners are less prone to depression, partly because they are beneficial in many other health aspects. The therapeutic dog has been shown to be effective in reducing depression for humans, regardless of gender or age, according to the Huffington Post. However, there have been some cases that dogs have been sold for losing betting on online casinos. This is unacceptable to those who love pets, causing outrage in the community.

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5. Help improve social life

Business Insider cited research by scientists at the University of Liverpool and Bristol, in which 4/5 dog owners talk to other dog owners when walking. This is an opportunity for exchanges, for us to open up and have a more vibrant social life. Dogs also help prevent loneliness and loneliness – the key to preventing cognitive decline and disease.



Playing extravagant, the crazy guy of UFC raises tigers as pets

In a recent interview Conor McGregor said he was planning to raise a tiger, something that former boxing legend Mike Tyson used to do.


In a recent live interview on CNN, Conor McGregor, who is temporarily taking over the Featherweight class championship belt, surprised many people with the plan to keep their pets in the future, when he wanted to raise a tiger as a pet.

Conor McGregor, an Irish man is emerging as the best name in the UFC village in the feather class. McGregor is not only known for his powerful play on the floor, but he also makes people pay attention to shocking statements, so this guy is nicknamed “Crazy Man” or “Clown” UFC village.

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Recently in an interview with CNN, UFC’s temporary feather champion continues to surprise fans with the plan to buy a tiger to raise as a pet. This is a very strange job that only a boxer made was Mike Tyson.

The crazy guy of UFC said that: “I think I will raise a tiger. A tiger with beautiful fur. Like Mike Tyson, you have a white tiger. I want an orange and black tiger”.

It was a somewhat crazy decision and an overwhelming part of the Irish puncher. Because raising a tiger needs to apply for a permit, and to feed a tiger is also very expensive. If licensed to raise tigers, the 27-year-old is expected to spend $ 60,000 for expenses such as food, hygiene, health care …

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Breeding tigers as pets is an extremely luxurious hobby, because according to statistics, the total costs include food, hygiene, health examinations, … average for raising a tiger is human. farming will cost up to $ 60,000 for a year.

However, for McGregor, perhaps this is not a very big number, as he recently earned up to $ 500,000 thanks to victory over Chad Mendes in UFC 189. Now McGregor is planning a match with Jose Aldo who is holding the official UFC feather championship belt.



Rescue nearly 200 dogs at a combined slaughtering pet facility in Korea

Including quite expensive varieties like Chihuahua, corgi,husky, British terrier, Pomeranian, Tibetan Shepherd … kept in bad conditions.


About 200 individuals were rescued at a dog farm for the purpose of selling pets or slaughtering in Hong seong County, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

This facility has been in operation for 8 years, raising a variety of dogs of different ages, from birth to adulthood and locked them in a cramped, rusty cage.

Newborn dogs are locked in temporary cages made of iron net,rubber tires. The only light source is from light bulbs, many children do not have enough drinking water. Meanwhile, the slaughter was left out in the open,cold bones before local restaurant owners came to buy it.

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Under such bad conditions, many animals have sore wounds, especially on the legs and nails due to prolonged rubbing with the bottom of the cage. Many wounds have serious infections. It is known that such captive facilities are quite popular in Korea.

As for this Hong seong facility, over the past several weeks,the International Humanitarian Charitable Foundation (HSI) has come and witnessed the horrifying scene. Ms. Nara Kim from this fund told the DailyMail: “The line between being a pet or being slaughtered by Korean dogs is very fragile, that is a cruel truth.”

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“When born in farms like this, very few dogs are becoming a loyal friend in the Korean family, but most of them will become chicks on the banquet table. Even expensive dogs Red, they can also be sold to newly established farms to breed, and thus live their entire lives in prison situations”.

Initially, the HSI fund convinced the farm owner – Mr. Lee Sang-gu – to move the cages in the roof to avoid the cold, to place the straw to ensure the dogs were not starving. After all, they successfully negotiated with the farm owner. Accordingly, HSI fund spent nearly 200 dogs to the US and Canada to be adopted, and Mr. Lee pledged not to trade dog meat in the next 20 years.

According to Lee, the agreement comes as the dog farm situation is not profitable. The reason may be because Korean people, especially young people, are increasingly consuming dog meat.

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Lee also felt frustrated when opening a farm like this, but because he inherited from his family and did not have many choices since his youth. For the past 8 years, Lee has kept his business secret because of being embarrassed, and more importantly, because of his vehement opposition from his wife and daughter – animal lovers. In the future, he plans to become a security guard and take a short-term computer course thanks to the money received from HSI.



Food Labels Often Untrue

Ottawa, Ontario: Six out of 10 candies, baked goods and breads at the grocery store overstated things such as “sugar-free,” “low in fat” or “100 per cent whole wheat” to convince shoppers to indulge in a treat or pay a premium, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The agency tested 252 candy items such as chocolate bars, soft candies and fruit snacks for the accuracy of their claims, and found that 159 confectionery products failed to live up to their billing.



Ever Wondered What’s Inside a Pup-Peroni Stick?

Every wondered what’s inside those fun Pup-Peroni sticks we love to give to our pets? I thought about it the other day whilst I was out shopping at my local supermarket. My partner and I were gathering up  salads and burgers for a great summer bbq we were planning, so as Angela  went about finding the best deals and ingredients, I began larking about the pet food aisle and Pup-Peroni’s caught my attention.  I read the label and decided to bring to everyone’s attention a fuller explanation of the ingredients, slightly more scientific mind you.

Pup-Peroni Original Beef Recipe Ingredients

From the label: Beef, Meat By-Products, Soy Grits, Sugar, Liver, Salt, Propylene Glycol, Garlic Powder, Caramel Color, Natural Smoke Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (used as a preservative),Sodium Nitrite (for color retention), Red 40, BHA (used as a preservative), Onion Extract.

And now … lets explain the ingredients … the truth about pet food!

Beef – okay everybody understands beef, however since the FDA does not regulate with precision what this term actually means, for pet food manufacturers beef can contain any part of the animal. For sure its not the choice cuts from cows so that leaves things like hooves, entrails, etc.

Meat By-Products – This means generic meat ingredients that do not indicate a particular species (e.g. bone meal, blood meal, fish, fish meal, poultry, poultry by-products). Yummy!

By-Product Meals – even if a species is identified (chicken/beef/turkey/lamb by-product meal etc.), since highly questionable ingredients may be used in these rendered products.

Sugar – Can include sucrose, cane sugar, caramel, corn syrup and others. Sugar or sweetener is an absolutely unnecessary ingredient in pet foods, added to make the product more attractive. Continuous intake can promote hypoglycemia, obesity, nervousness, cataracts, tooth decay, arthritis and allergies. Pets also get addicted to foods that contain sugars, so it can be a tough piece of work to make them eat something healthier.

Liver – Whenever the word ‘meat’ or the name of an organ appears by itself (without a species) on a pet food label, there is no way to know which kind of animal it came from. It could be horse liver, goat, duck, pig, or even skunk or other animals of questionable origin.

Salt – Also listed as Sodium Chloride. A colorless or white crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used extensively in ground or granulated form as a food seasoning and preservative. May also appear in ingredient list as “Iodized Salt” (iodine supplement added), “Sea Salt” (as opposed to salt mined from underground deposits) or “Sodium Chloride” (chemical expression).

While salt is a necessary mineral, it is also generally present in sufficient quantities  in just about everything WE eat and also in the foods we give to our pets. That’s the huge societal problem isn’t it? Anyway too much sodium intake is unhealthy for animals. In poor quality foods, it is often used in large amounts to add flavor and make the food more interesting.

Propylene Glycol – A colorless viscous hygroscopic liquid, CH3CHOHCH2OH, used in antifreeze solutions, in hydraulic fluids, and as a solvent.

This chemical is used in semi-moist kibble to keep it from drying out. May be toxic if consumed in large amounts, and should definitely not be an ingredient in a food an animal will eat daily for weeks, months or even years of its life. In countries of the European Union, propylene glycol is not cleared as a general-purpose food grade product or direct food additive.

Garlic Powder – Used solely as a flavor enhancement.

Carmel Color – made by the controlled heat treatment of carbohydrates (nutritive sweeteners which are the monomers glucose and fructose or their polymers, e.g. glucose syrups, sucrose, invert syrups, and dextrose), generally in the presence of food-grade acids, alkalies, and salts, in a process called caramelization. (More sugars and salts)

Natural Smoke Flavor – produced by burning hickory chips and condensing the smoke into a liquid form.

Potassium Sorbate (used as a preservative) – used to inhibit molds and yeasts. Its primary use is as a food preservative (E number 202).[3] Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal care.

Sodium Nitrite (for color retention) – with chemical formula NaNO2, is used as a color fixative and preservative in meats and fish. When pure, it is a white to slight yellowish crystalline powder. It is very soluble in water and is hygroscopic. It is also slowly oxidized by oxygen in the air to sodium nitrate, NaNO3. The compound is a strong oxidizing agent.
It is also used in manufacturing dyes, nitrous compounds, and other organic compounds; in dyeing and printing textile fabrics and bleaching fibers; in photography; as a laboratory reagent and a corrosion inhibitor; in metal coatings for phosphatizing and detinning; and in the manufacture of rubber chemicals. It may also be used as an electrolyte in electrochemical grinding manufacturing processes, typically diluted to about 10% concentration in water. Sodium nitrite also has been used in human and veterinary medicine as a vasodilator, a bronchodilator, and an antidote for cyanide poisoning.

Red 40 – The color additive FD&C Red No. 40 is principally the disodium salt of 6-hydroxy-5-[(2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonic acid.

The most widely used food dye. While this is one of the most-tested food dyes, the key mouse tests were flawed and inconclusive. An FDA review committee acknowledged problems, but said evidence of harm was not “consistent” or “substantial.” Like other dyes, Red 40 is used mainly in junk foods.

BHA (used as a preservative) – Butylated Hydroxysanisole – a white, waxy phenolic antioxidant, C11H16O2, used to preserve fats and oils, especially in foods.
Banned from human use in many countries but still permitted in the U.S. Possible human carcinogen, apparently carcinogenic in animal experiments. The oxidative characteristics and/or metabolites of BHA and BHT may contribute to carcinogenicity or tumorigenicity.

Onion Extract – Onion of any form is toxic to dogs and has no place in dog food!




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