Numerology And Your Pet

Surprising as it may sound, Numerology does affect your relationship with those around you and pets are not an exception. After all, a pet compatible to your number can be your best friend!

We bring astrologist and numerologist, Rajeev Khattar to delve into the number game and reveal, which pet suits your number the most…

How to calculate your number?
Total of the digits of your birth date determines your birth number. For example if a person is born on 11th October, he will be governed by number 11 and number 2 (1+1 = 2 ).

Number 1
People born on dates including 1, 10, 19 or 28 are ruled by number 1 and the sun.People with number 1 are known to be determined and disciplined by nature. A dog suits their temperament the most because dogs are also known to be disciplined and alert like them. Amongst the many breeds of dogs, German Shepherd will be the best companion for people with Number 1.

Number 2
People born on dates including 2, 11, 20 or 29 are governed by number 2 and are ruled by Moon.
Just like moon changes its phases, people with number 2 are notorious for their changing moods. For them, the soft and sensitive Pomeranian dogs are the best. Since people with this number get depressed easily, having white pigeons as pets will give them the required peace of mind.

Number 3
People born on dates including 3, 12, 21or 30 of any month are governed by number 3 and are ruled by the planet Jupiter.Jupiter is the largest of all the planets in Indian astrology and keeping small chirping birds as pets will greatly benefit them. Chirping of the birds will keep their moods and mind in perfect working order.
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What Pets Can Teach Us About Marriage

Do you greet each other with excitement, overlook each other’s flaws and easily forgive bad behavior? If it’s your pet, the answer is probably yes. But your spouse? Probably not.In an article on PsychCentral, clinical psychologist Suzanne B. Phillips of Long Island University explores what our relationships with pets can teach us about our relationship with a spouse or romantic partner.

“What is interesting in my work with couples is that although couples may vehemently disagree on most topics, they usually both soften in manner and tone to agree that the dog, cat, bird or horse is great,” Dr. Phillips writes.She argues that we all have much to learn from the way we love our pets. People often describe pets as undemanding and giving unconditional love, when the reality is that pets require a lot of time and attention, special foods and care. They throw up on rugs, pee in the house and steal food from countertops. Yet we accept their flaws because we love them so much.
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Mathmos Blob And Flow Touch Sensitive Light Pets

Check out these Mathmos Blob and Flow Touch Sensitive Light Pets. The eyes of the creature light up each time you touch it. Wanna wake up your pet? Just fondle it and it will wake up. You can also make it wink, go a little crazy or put it back to sleep. But that’s not all…They come in blue-eyed Blob and feisty Flow models and are powered by USB or through an adapter. Kinda cute, but also creepy. Those in the UK can pick one up for £35. But really, don’t you have anything better to do?

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Cher Bedazzles A Dog To Help Homeless Pets

The one and only Cher is stepping up to help homeless animals this weekend in the best way she knows how: with outrageous fashions and lots of sparkle! The pop diva is donating this crystal-studded ceramic dog to the Animal Foundation’s Seventh Annual Best in Show event. Decorated with 11,520 Swarovski crystals, the dog will be available for auction, with proceeds going to charity.

The flashy canine was all the singer’s idea, inspired by the glittery, sequined costumes of her current Las Vegas show. And though many Sin City headliners are donating similar works to the auction, Cher is by far the biggest name to participate.

Best in Show is a fund-raiser that showcases 60 dogs available for adoption from the Lied Animal Shelter in Las Vegas. Though it didn’t happen last year, in 2008, the event raised more than $250,000 for charity — and placed 60 pups in loving homes. This year, the event is hosted by ventriloquist and America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator, with famous Vegas locals like Holly Madison scheduled to appear.
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RSPCA Will Reject Unwanted Pets To Cut Costs

The RSPCA is to turn away unwanted pets from animal rescue centres in an attempt to save money during the recession. The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) has been taking in animals for more than 180 years. But membership is falling and the charity needs to save more than £50 million over the next three years.

At the same time there has been a signifincant rise in the number of animals abandoned by owners who could no longer afford pets during the credit crunch An internal document advises staff that pets suffering cruelty and neglect must be given priority.
This will mean rejecting thousands of animals brought into RSPCA centres every year, sometimes with excuses such as the animals are no longer in fashion or the owners are going on holiday.

The charity will continue to take in animals abandoned anonymously, except stray dogs which are the responsibility of the local authority. But owners bringing in unwanted pets will be directed to another charity or given advice on how to look after the animal.Tim Wass, Head of Inspectorate, said the RSPCA has been “the dustbin for society’s animals” but the charity cannot afford to keep on taking in every unwanted pet.He said 75,000 animals are re-homed every year but all centres are currently full and the charity has a duty to concentrate on animals suffering cruelty and neglect.
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Q: Why is it Dangerous for Dogs to Eat Chocolate?

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A: Many pet owners come to me with questions about dogs and chocolate. The topic is especially timely now, when Halloween candy is in so many homes across the US. During the holiday season in general vets see an increase in visits from owners whose dogs have ingested chocolate simply because there tends to be more of it lying around the house. The reason we see chocolate ingestion more in dog than cats is because dogs will often eat anything that smells good whereas cats are more picky.

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Dr. Marty Becker on Diseases We Can Catch From Our Pets

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Do you let your dog lick you on the mouth? That may not be such a wise thing to do. “Your mouth is such a portal for zoonotic diseases that the days of the ‘canine tonsil swab’ are over,” veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker tells Paw Nation. “We can still love our dogs and hug them, but it’s really not a good idea to let dogs kiss you on the mouth. Let ‘em lick you on the cheek instead.”

On Thursday’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Becker (of “Good Morning America” fame) talks about diseases you can catch from your dogs and cats. “Because we’re living more intimate lives with our pets – hugging and kissing our pets, and sleeping with them at night — we’re at more risk for catching certain zoonotic diseases from our dogs and cats,” Dr. Becker

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5 Things Every Dog and Cat Owner Should Know

No matter how careful we are as pet owners, dogs and cats sometimes still manage to cut themselves, get overheated and eat things they really shouldn’t. In honor of National Pet First Aid Awareness month, we at Paw Nation want to help you be prepared should trouble strike.We asked Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro, Director of Emergency Services at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Colorado, and the official veterinarian of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl VI what she recommends you do in these five common situations:

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1. Treating A Cut or Scratched Paw
“One of the most important things clients can do if injury is on the animal’s paw is to put pressure on it with a clean towel and bring the pet into the nearest veterinary hospital,” Dr. Mazzaferro tells Paw Nation. Don’t apply a tourniquet because it can decrease blood supply to the injured limb and be dangerous. And you should probably avoid rinsing a wounded paw in water. “Sometimes that will release a blood clot that’s formed.” says Dr. Mazzaferro.


2. Evaluating Vomiting and Diarrhea

“If your pet’s vomiting or diarrhea occurs more than just a couple of times, or if there is blood in it, or any suspicion of the dog or cat having gotten into a toxin, the pet needs to be seen by a veterinarian right away,” says Dr. Mazzaferro. Otherwise, if vomiting occurs just a couple of times, withhold food and water for at least six hours and see if the condition subsides. “If they continue to vomit or become lethargic, or if they’re a puppy or a very small, toy breed dog, I would bring them into a vet because they can dehydrate quickly,” says Dr. Mazzaferro

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Strays To First-Class Pets

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Dogs and cats abandoned at Battersea home become photogenic stars of new stamps.They didn’t exactly smile for the camera.
But there was lots of tail wagging, tongue lolling and contented purring when these models got together.Some even managed that classic pose of cocking their head to one side with an earnest gaze.No wonder they were happy. After a rather tough start to life each and every one of this whiskered brigade has fallen on their feet, or rather paws.And all have the famous Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London to thank for putting them on the path to a happy ever after.

These former Battersea residents, all happily living with new owners, star in a set of first-class stamps to mark the home’s 150th anniversary.They were once among the 12,000 animals the charity takes in a year.The charity began life as the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs in Holloway, North London, back in 1860.
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The Real Reason We Dress Pets Like People

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Chihuahuas in sweaters. Hurricanes with names. A “sick” economy. If you didn’t know better, you’d think that humans can’t tell objects from people or pets from Paris Hilton.In fact, says psychology researcher Adam Waytz of Harvard University, humans know full well what makes a person, biologically speaking. But from a psychological standpoint, we’re all mixed up. According to a new paper by Waytz and his colleagues, people don’t just attribute human characteristics to something because it looks or acts like a person. We also do it to feel more in control and connected to our environment.

For years, researchers studied anthropomorphism, the attribution of human traits to non-humans, as an issue of accuracy: Is it right to say a Bichon Frise has more human qualities than a toaster? Waytz and his colleagues have a different question: Right or wrong, what makes people anthropomorphize?

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As it turns out, many of our reasons are selfish. Conflating objects with humans gives people a sense of control over their world, researchers have found. In one study, Waytz and his team asked people to write essays describing everyday objects as if they were humanoid. Another group described the objects as objects. Those who wrote the anthropomorphic essays later said they better understood the objects than those who wrote straightforward pieces.When dealing with something unpredictable — a computer on the fritz, a sour economy — we might feel totally disconnected. “One way to make sense of it is to treat it like something familiar, which is the human form,” Waytz
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