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How To Help Your Dog Overcome Separation Anxiety

How To Help Your Dog Overcome Separation Anxiety

When a dog owner decides that they are going to enrol their dog in doggie daycare, one of the possible hurdles they have to overcome, or more to the point, their dog has to overcome, is separation anxiety. This occurs when a dog becomes anxious and displays certain behaviours such as whining, barking, and howling, to name but three, whenever they are separated from their owner or others in their owner’s family.

When they are puppies most dogs will have a degree of separation anxiety, which is understandable given that they’re young, still learning, and the fact that instinctively dogs are pack animals and therefore more comfortable when in the company of others, be that dogs, humans, or other animals.

When separation anxiety becomes a problem is when a puppy grows into an adult but still reacts whenever it realises that it is going to be left alone. This can cause huge problems for their owners, especially when they need to leave for work, as their dog starts behaving in ways which can be upsetting, and also embarrassing should the dog howl for hours, no doubt to the annoyance of neighbours.

Thankfully, most dogs with separation anxiety can be helped. We use “helped” instead of cured because separation anxiety is not defined as a medical condition but as a behavioural problem. Rest assured, it is a problem that can be overcome if your dog has separation anxiety, provided you are prepared to show patience, understanding, and compassion for your dog, and also accept that you do bear some responsibility.

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5 Types Of Carpet Stain You Should Know How To Remove

5 Types Of Carpet Stain You Should Know How To Remove

If you were to give it some thought, you would soon realise that the number of possible stains that could happen to your carpet and then need immediate remedial carpet cleaning to remove them is plentiful. Were we to list them all, we could probably fill several pages. Of course, some stains are more common than others, and some stains will do much more severe and long-term damage than others and may require searching for “carpet cleaners near me“.

Beyond the source of stains, it is also critical that you know precisely what has stained your carpets. This is because the substance or liquid that creates the stain dictates what action you need to take to remove it. It can be a double-whammy if you suddenly see that what you are using to remove the stain is not only failing in that task, but further, it causes even more damage as it is the wrong stain removal solution.

As such, we thought it would be useful to highlight some of the more common stains your carpets might suffer from, and, better still, explain how they can each be removed. Here are five of the worst offenders.

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How Work Health And Safety Applies To Removalists Businesses

How Work Health And Safety Applies To Removalists Businesses

Removalists business owners, just as the owners of any other business type, have a duty and an obligation to ensure the health and safety of their employees. This obligation is not just a moral one that any decent employer would fulfil, but also a legal obligation as per workplace legislation related to employee welfare.

A key component of this legislation and the regulations that apply to the workplace is found within Work Health and Safety (WHS). WHS, which you may see written as Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S), is the basis for an employer managing the risks which could impact the health and safety of those who work for, and come into contact with, their business.

Unfortunately, many business owners see WHS as a cost and something which negatively impacts their profits. This is when they have to purchase equipment, training, and the costs associated with reducing risks and introducing safe working practices. Their viewpoint on this is short-sighted for more than one reason.

The starkest of this is the reality that if they do not comply with the applicable legislation and ensure their business is WHS compliant, they could be prosecuted. Worse, should an accident occurs, or someone is harmed, due to their lack of risk reduction actions, they could face compensation claims, in addition to any legal penalties.

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4 Ways to Size Your Engagement Ring

4 Ways to Size Your Engagement Ring

Whether you’re trying to figure out your significant other’s engagement ring size, or you want to buy a piece of jewellery for yourself from professional jewellers, it’s helpful to be as accurate as possible. Otherwise, you have to go through the hassle of resizing the ring at a later date.

Of course, it’s convenient that you can resize many rings, depending on the metal, but it would be even more convenient if you didn’t have to at all. So, read on for some tips and tricks on how to size your engagement ring.

  1. Secret Sizing

Engagements are typically a surprise event. You want to buy what you believe is the perfect ring and surprise your loved one with it in a romantic setting. In an ideal world, the ring would slide onto their finger and fit perfectly. However, that’s not always the case, especially if you haven’t done all you can to size the ring appropriately.

Sizing a ring for your significant other doesn’t have to be a challenging process – it can just require you to be stealthy. You can take one of the rings they already own and imprint it into a bar of soap. Alternatively, you can trace the inside dimensions onto a piece of paper. You can then take the measurement to a jeweller who can compare it to their sizing chart.

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What You Can And Cannot Control If You Suffer From Tooth Discolouration

What You Can And Cannot Control If You Suffer From Tooth Discolouration

Whilst we regard a beautiful smile as two rows of pearly whites beaming cheerfully from someone who is happy, unfortunately not all smiles are as appealing. One of the main reasons why someone’s smile might not be all that pleasant to look at is tooth discolouration, which is one of the most common dental issues that any dentist from Dental O So Gentle have to treat.

Whenever we see someone with discoloured teeth, the assumption is often made that they are simply not caring for their teeth, and we assume that they are not brushing or flossing. Whilst that is a common cause, you should be aware that not all tooth discolouration is the fault of the person who suffers from it.

This leads us to the fact that there are several causes of tooth discolouration, and they can be split into two distinct categories. There are those causes that individuals can control and thus the discolouration could be said to be their own fault. The other set of causes are those which the person has no real control over, and instead of them being at fault for tooth discolouration, they are instead a victim of it.

To help you understand this more fully, here are the causes of tooth discolouration split into their respective categories of ‘Can Control’ and ‘Cannot Control.

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4 Simple Steps to Maximum Dental Health

4 Simple Steps to Maximum Dental Health

What you are about to read is around 600 words which outline 4 ways in which your dentist would advise you to help care for your teeth. Now, we freely admit, compared to the volumes that have been written about dental care, and the many books that have been published, this is not going to be the most comprehensive dental care text you will ever read.

However, we have actually touched on the point that caring for your teeth and gums need not be the most complicated activity you ever undertake with respect to your dental well-being, and as such you do not need to read the equivalent of an encyclopedia on the matter. In fact, maybe the simpler a healthcare regime is to understand and implement, the more chance there is of people following it. With that thought, here are 4 simple steps to care for your teeth and gums.

Visit Your Dentist For Regular Check-Ups

Nothing can help you ensure your teeth are maintained more than having regular check-ups with your dentist. A check-up can allow your dentist to spot potential issues before they become more serious with the proof being that more tooth loss has been prevented by a dentist identifying a problem during a routine check-up, than anything else.

At your check-ups, your dentist will also be able to advise you on dental issues which might not be visible, but which are causing you concern, such as toothaches or occasional pain within your jawbone. This is also a chance to get teeth whitening, for a visibly healthier looking mouth.  Finally, you should know that dental check-ups can also show indications of other illnesses which may exist, allowing you to seek the advice of your doctor more quickly.

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Dental Implants

For anyone considering dental implants, as with any medical procedure, there are several actions and activities you should adhere to, and some which you must avoid at all times. There will be several reasons for any of these ‘dos and don’ts’ with the most applicable being the patient’s well-being and to ensure that nothing can compromise any healing which has to take place.

With dental implants, one of the most important processes which take place is the fusing of the jawbone with the titanium inserts. This takes place in the months following the surgery and ensures that the foundation for your implants is as secure and solid as can be. As such you want to nothing that can set back this fusing, or worse, compromise it completely. With this in mind here are some of the most important dental implants dos and don’ts.

Do Follow The Advice From Your Dental Implant Specialists

In truth, this applies to any medical scenario, but we include it as we certainly want you to follow any advice your dental implant professionals give you. This applies to the period before the procedure, and most certainly in the recovery period following the surgery as this helps to ensure there are no issues such as infection which can compromise the whole process.

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The Advantages For Your Physiotherapy Business Of Hiring A Local SEO Agency

The Advantages For Your Physiotherapy Business Of Hiring A Local SEO Agency

If you own or run a physiotherapy business that has a website, you will be aware that one of the key strategies to drive traffic to that website is for it to rank highly on Google. SEO specialists report that over 55% of all traffic from Google is sent to the websites that occupy the top 3 positions on page #1 for any given search term.

This fact alone should be incentive enough for you to seek to have your website aiming to reach those top spots on Google but knowing what you need, and actually being able to achieve it are two very different things. It might be you are well versed in SEO tactics, however, you are but one person, and having the knowledge of what to do is seldom enough without the time and resources to put that knowledge into practice.

That is why almost all business owners take the wise decision to carry on doing what they do best, which is to run their business, and instead employ a local SEO agency to plan and implement the strategies necessary to get their website ranked highly on Google. That same principle applies to you and your physiotherapy business as it does to any other.

With a local SEO agency taking care of your SEO, you can continue to focus on running your business, so straight away you are in a win-win situation, Your business is being run professionally and continues (we hope) to be successful, and in the meantime you have a skilled and professional team of SEO experts working on your website’s ranking and as they do so, you can expect to see more visitors to your website, which should lead to more clients.

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The Handful Diet

The Handful Diet

From 2017 to 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ National Health Survey found that two-thirds of Australian adults were either overweight or obese. The food we’re eating, the unhealthy recipes we’re cooking with, and even the wine, beer, and other alcohol we’re consuming could all play a part.

If you feel like you’ve put on a few extra pounds, then you may be trying to find a way to get rid of them. Diet and exercise can be a recipe for success. For some, the diet revolving around handfuls of food has proven to be an ideal way to shed those extra pounds.

The handful diet, known as the Scandi Sense Diet, was formed by a Danish dietitian and biotech company CEO, Suzy Wengel. Rather than use complicated measuring and calorie counting methods, she used a “handful” approach, which allowed her to lose 88 pounds (39.9 kilograms) in just ten months.

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How Long Until You See Results with a Waist Trainer 

How Long Until You See Results with a Waist Trainer 

One of the most common questions people ask when they buy waist trainers is how long will it be until I see results? No matter which reputable company you buy your waist trainer from, there is no single answer. Instead, many things can contribute to how long you can expect to wait.

Instant Slimming with a Waist Trainer

You can see results instantly with a waist trainer, but that’s because of the high-compression latex with which the waist trainer is made. When you put it on, it can slim down your waistline by even as much as four inches.

However, it’s not realistic to wear your waist trainer 24 hours per day, seven days a week. So, what about results that come about from the use of a waist trainer along with exercise and a healthy diet?

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