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What Is Blue and Good For Fido? Blueberries Dog Treat

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Blueberries The Summer Super Food You know they taste good.  But dogs also love them.  Blueberries are good for dogs for the same reasons they are good for us.   Blueberries Packed With Antioxidants Some of the highest levels of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables are found in blueberries.  Scientist have found high levels of antioxidants.   Free radicals cause damage to the body and can cause disease.  The antioxidants neutralize the free radicals. Fiber For Gut Health Just a handful of blueberries has 4 grams of fiber.  Fiber has many benefits including promoting good gut health, warding off constipation...

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Police Dogs At Work

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Dogs Used by the Police Department The Police dog deserves a section to themselves. The majority of police departments around the world use police dogs for all types of work. A police dog is actually considered an officer and in some parts of the world, killing a police dog is considered a felony. The first reported police dogs where Bloodhounds and they were used in Europe in the 18th Century. They surfaced again during World War II when many European countries began training dogs for military and police like jobs. Police dogs or K-9’s did not appear in the United...

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Go For Broke Day - My Story

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How Sit Up Doggy Treats Got Its Start Life was throwing lemons at me.  I knew I didn't want to and could work in a corporate setting any longer. There were health issues, there was a calling and desires. April 5 is National Go For Broke Day.   Although Sit Up Doggy Treats is less than a year old the story goes back a few years. I started working for a health insurance company in 2000 or 2001 and I was making good money and even liked most of my job. I was saving and getting rid of debt for...

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Therapy Dogs In Hospitals and Hospices

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Why Dogs Can Be Great Therapy for Humans Some 17,000 years ago, humans first began to domesticate dogs from their feral ancestors, the wolves. Since then, dogs have been bred into a many large and small varieties. They have been given jobs, such as shepherds’ helpers and guardians of our valuables when we are away. They pull sleds and rescue us when we get trapped in the snow. They guide us if our eyesight fails us, and for millions and millions of people they provide daily companionship and loyal friendship. It is of little wonder then that the medical profession...

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Temptation and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

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Meeting Our Needs Basic and Advanced I had my Bible open and I was looking to read something where I didn’t have notes in it. But I came Matthew 4.  The page was filled with notes but I stopped anyway. The chapter starts with Jesus fasting for 40 days and nights. Then He becomes hungry.  I think I would have been hungry way before that. Jesus becoming hungry after He ended fasting is whole different post. I haven’t had a psychology class in decades. However, I instantly thought of Maslow.  I couldn't remember what it was called but a quick...

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