Dog Videos and Documentaries
This is a list of dog videos, movies, and documentaries worth watching. Most are available on Netflix, Hulu, or Youtube.
- 600 Miles Home - Rescued dogs set for euthanasia
- Dogs On The Inside - Prison dog program
- Beyond The Myth - Pitbulls
- Big Dogs, Little Dogs - Canine facts
- Death Row Dogs - Dangerous Dogs and Illegal Dog Fighting
- Dogs Decoded - The connection between humans and canines
- Madonna Of The Mills - Video about puppy mills
- The Secret Life Of The Dog - Bond between a dog and it's owner
- Dogs With Jobs - Video about service dogs
- Dog By Dog - Puppy mills
- And God Created Dog - History of dog and man
- Dog Fighting Undercover - Illegal dog fighting
- Pet Fooled - Dr. Karen Becker reveals problems with commercial dog foods
- The Paw Project - catfight against declawing cats (cat video)
Videos - Safety concerns and pets
This is a list of videos that discuss problems with chemicals in our everyday products. Most of these in some way can effect our pet's health. They can be found on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc by googling their titles.
- Toxic Soup - environmental dangers
- Story of Cosmetics - addresses toxic chemicals in our personal care products
- HomoToxicus - politics and science affecting consumers
- The Human Experiment - dangerous chemicals in our everyday household products
- Our Chemical Lives - exposure to chemicals while in the womb
- Chemercial - help to remove toxic products in our home
- STINK! - exposes cancer causing chemicals in our household products
- Unacceptable Levels - reveals unregulated chemicals in beauty products
Dr. Becker and Dr. Schultz on vaccines
Vaccines... Small dogs vs. Large Dogs
Dr. Karen Becker DVM on Spay and Neuter Problems
4D Ultrasound Photos - Puppies in the Womb
The first dog evolved roughly 12,000 years ago. Today, dogs are among the most successful mammals, with more than 400 different breeds and an estimated global population of 100 million.
All breeds of pregnant dogs carry a litter for roughly 63 days. Unlike human eggs, dog eggs aren't mature when they are released from the ovaries, so they're not ready for fertilization right away. That's why the male dog's sperm will attach to the uterine wall, and wait for several days until the egg matures for fertilization. Because of the time lapse, mothers can bear puppies with two different fathers.
Puppies are born blind and unable to walk. At birth, the mother will lick the puppies clean to stimulate their breathing. She will also eat the placenta, which releases a chemical to begin the production of milk. This instinctive behavior dates back to when dogs lived in the wild: by eating the placenta, the mother would cover any evidence of puppies that might attract predators.
At 60 days in the womb, three days before birth, the puppy has developed a full coat of hair, with nails and paw pads, and the body is covered with touch-sensitive nerve endings. It has also displayed its characteristic panting in the fetus, a behavior that helps the dog regulate its own body temperature in the absence of ample sweat glands.
At this point, the puppy has also developed its defining sense of smell and hearing. Dogs have nearly 200 million scent receptors in their nose, as opposed to a human's 5 million. Just days after birth, a puppy can detect smells at concentrations 100 times weaker than those detectable by humans. If a human touched a glass and set it down, a dog could pick up the scent of the human nearly two weeks later.
After day 30 in the fetus, unborn pups form eyeballs and vision similar to a color-blind human, who can't discern red, yellow or green. Scientists believe that dogs' color blindness adapted from their earliest ancestors who needed to compete for prey against other animals during nighttime.
Dog ears are much more sophisticated than humans', too. When pricked up, the ear reflects sound similar to when a human cups an ear with a hand. This adaptation helps hunting dogs detect high-octane noises given off by rodents. The dog can also hear sounds four times farther away than humans can.
Finally, the dog already has its whiskers, which are as sensitive as a human's fingertips. This makes it possible for dogs to sense the presence, size and shape of nearby objects just by detecting vibrations in the air.
Xray's of Puppies in the Womb
Natural or Organic Flea Remedies or Tips
Have fleas? We do. Unfortunately, the cold winter didnt kill them off. They thrive in hot / damp conditions. This humid weather has certainly given them the avenue to reproduce and be a big problem.
We dust our dog room with diatomaceous earth. It is a safe way to kill fleas in your basement, yard, mud room, etc. The product is all natural and in-expensive.I get it in 50 lb bags. (Reminds you of lime that you would put on your garden or grass) It breaks down the fleas' (and other bugs) outer exo-skeleton and eventually causes them to die. It is a product that takes a few days to work.
I also spray my dogs with a homemade remedy mixture of essential lavender oil, baby oil, and water. Fleas absolutely hate the smell of lavender. I use this weekly from a large spray bottle and spray all over their coats. I also put it in bath water when we bathe the dogs.
Lavender is also a good product for hot spots as it has a calming effect.
You want to be sure it is an essential therapeutic oil and not something you get in the candle department at Walmart.
It is available at this web address : www.bulkapothecary.com
Put "Lavender" in the Search field.
I purchase the French or African Lavender oils.