Humane Society Anniversary Day 2020 is on Sunday, November 22, 2020: 17 kgs to lose before 20th october and i need help?
Sunday, November 22, 2020 is Humane Society Anniversary Day 2020. Ecards - San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Anniversary
Write up a strict diet and exercise plan and stick to it. You can sign up to a program like weight watchers, curves, etc - but you can do it yourself, too, if you don't have the money.
Write out an actual calendar for every day until Oct 20th, for example:
Breakfast - toast, yoghurt, a boiled egg, milk
Snack - Veggies and light dip
Lunch - tuna salad, whole weat roll, juice
Snack - Salted but not buttered popcorn
Supper - Chicken breast, potatoes, carrots, water
Snack - Fiber cereal and bananas
Walk 3 miles
Breakfast - bagel with cream cheese, berries, orange juice
Snack - (1) Pita bread and hummus
Lunch - Curry chicken with rice, water
Snack - Beef jerky
Supper - Turkey tacos, milk
Snack - Baked tortilla chips and salsa
Bike 30 minutes
Other little things you can do are taking the stairs, walking to places, parking your car far from where you want to go so you have to walk a little ways to get there. Take short walks throughout the day. Eat things like ice, celery and cucumber if you have a craving. If you really want to treat yourself to, say, and ice cream cone - then fine! But WALK to baskin robbins, and get a small cone (instead of driving to the store and buying a tub of icecream).
Encourage your boyfriend to exercise with you... do things that are FUN (like camping, hiking, row-boating) instead of going to a gym.
Get an mp3 player to take with you on walks. Volounteer to walk dogs at your local humane society.
Find a friend to bike with 3-4 times a week.
Throw away all your junk food! I do think it's fine to indulge a little bit (a chocolate bar once a week, an ice cream cone here or there, a small bag of chips), but feel good about it by walking to the store and getting a small portion instead of keeping large portions in the house to eat all the time.
Buy lots of FRUIT.
Make gourmet sandwiches with rye bread, roast beef, sprouts, gourmet mustard and tomatoes...
Have fun and good luck, I'm sure you can reach your goal :)
Should I get a Bichon Frise puppy or Maltese puppy for my girlfriend?
None, NEVER every give a live animal as a surprise gift.
Take her to the local animal shelter and let her choose her dream animal. Remember once she picked out the perfect pet. You can pay for it.
Pets don't make good Christmas gifts, but there are creative and more sensible ways to giving the gift of a cat, dog or other pet companionship.
During the first few weeks of the new year, animal shelters and humane organizations see a steady stream of cats, dogs, small animals and other pets that were given to someone as a Christmas present or holiday gift.
In the vast majority of cases, giving an animal as a gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter or another holiday is a bad idea and very frequently, the ordeal ends with the dog, cat, pocket pet or other animal at the humane society's animal shelter. But fortunately, there are a few responsible alternatives for people who like the idea of giving a pet as a gift. This article will explore the reasons to avoid giving a puppy or kitten as a Christmas gift, while providing humane and sensible alternatives that will make for a happy pet and happy pet owner.
Why is it a Bad Idea to Give a Puppy or Kitten as a Christmas Present?
There are several reasons why pets that are given as holiday gifts rarely remain in their new home. Consider the following reasons why kittens and puppies make bad Christmas gifts.
•The holiday season is hectic. This makes it difficult to bond and care for a new cat, dog, rabbit or other pet. Kittens and puppies require a strict schedule, lots of attention, training, care and love. Combine the pet's needs with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the result is often a pet with behavioral issues, an overwhelmed pet owner, or both.
•It's important for a new pet owner to connect with his new pet. It may seem like a good idea to pick out an adorable puppy or kitten for a parent, child or significant other, but this should always be avoided. Picking a pet for another person is much like arranging a marriage. The new pet owner must personally select his/her new cat, dog, guinea pig, hamster, ferret or other pet. When an animal lover decides to adopt a particular animal, there is always an underlying attraction - a reason why that particular person picked that specific pet. This initial attraction is vital - it's the first step in the bonding process between a human and an animal who will be sharing each other's home and lives for the next 1, 2, 5 10 or even 20 years. Selecting an animal to adopt is a very personal process that should be left to the new pet owner.
•It may not be the right time for a new pet. It's one thing to say "I'd love a dog." It's another thing to actually visit a breeder or animal shelter to adopt that new dog. Giving a dog, cat or other pet to another person can thrust the new pet owner into a bad position: the new cat, kitten, dog, puppy, ferret or other animal may be cute, and it may have a great personality and this may compel the new pet owner to keep the pet. The emotional element of pet ownership can override the sensible, logical mind that says "I don't have enough time for a puppy," "I don't have enough money to afford the vet bills," or "I travel too much to keep a cat." This can place the pet owner and the animal in a less-than-ideal situation that's unfair to both animal and human.
Alternatives to Giving a Dog, Cat or Other Pet as a Christmas Present
While it's never a good idea to give a live animal as a Christmas gift, Hanukkah present, birthday gift or Valentines Day gift, there are a few creative alternatives for someone who wants to give the gift of animal companionship to a loved one.
Give the gift of a few basic pet supplies or a small gift certificate to Petco or PetSmart. This will evoke the question of "What do I need this for? I don't have a dog/cat/hamster/ferret/iguana/etc." It's then that the gift giver can explain that his real gift is an all-expenses-paid trip to the animal shelter or breeder to select his new companion. This enables the gift recipient to select his own pet and it also gives the soon-to-be pet owner an opportunity to postpone the addition of a new pet to the household until the time is right
Just adopted an older cat, I'm worried about possible health issues. Advice please?
Ten isn't that old. What did the vet say about her general condition and health?
We have adopted older cats - we adopted 13 1/2 year old litter mates Stranger and Digby. Stranger had just been diagnosed with diabetes and their owner was moving and couldn't take them with her and she was planning to take them to a pound or the humane society. As soon as we heard about them we contacted their owner and then we got them a month later on April 4, 2001.
We adopted Felix when he was 8 to 10 years old on July 26, 2004. He was also diabetic. Felix has been with a rescue group for over a year.
We adopted 12 1/2 year old Kalib on September 9, 2006. My wife saw an ad in the paper about a diabetic cat needing a home and she called them about the cat.
Our Simon had been diagnosed with diabetes on February 26, 2000 and we figure who better than us to adopt these four older cats, three of them being diabetic. We had had some deaths in our furry family and we knew we had room for all of them in our home and there was never a question as to whether we would have room for them in our hearts.
I would not say that there were any extra medical expenses, above what we consider normal.
Our older cats get blood word done every year or year and a half unless they develop a problem, in which case we will have blood work done earlier.
We are very diligent at watching for any changes in behavior which may indicate medical problems and try to catch things early.
Felix is the only diabetic still with us and I continue to make all the treatment decisions about his diabetes as I did for Simon, Stranger and Kalib. I do this simply because I've never met, talked to, or corresponded with a vet who knows more about feline diabetes than I have learned since Simon was diagnosed 9 years ago.
This means that we don't have a lot of medical charges that others with diabetic cats might have.
Digby developed CRF and, again, I took an active role in his treatment with subcutaneous fluids every day and various supplements. He Digby died here at home - unfortunately alone in the closet - on March 4, 2004.
Stranger had a stroke that paralyzed him and we euthanized him on November 27, 2007 - he was 20+ years old and had been diabetic for at least the last 7 1/2 of those years. November 28, 2007 was our 20th wedding anniversary and I thought it interesting that Stranger was 20 years old and died the day before our anniversary.
Kalib also developed CRF and we had to euthanize her on March 19, 2008.
Simon had a mild stroke caused by excessively high blood pressure - get your cat's blood pressure measured at least once a year - which also causes some kidney damage. His kidney failure became acute with no hope of recovery.
I held him - the first cat I'd ever lived with and my very good friend - as he died on August 18, 2004.
As to your question - if this cat is reasonably healthy with no liver or kidney problems or other organ or systems problems, there is no reason to assume that it will require extensive care as it grows older.
As for her being an old lady, we don't consider ten to be old, heck, ten is only middle aged.