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Fixing Water Leaks and Water Leak Detection

Fixing Water Leaks and Water Leak Detection by Marianne B. Conway

Fixing Water Leaks

For help and information on leaks, bursts, burst mains, water pressure and other water or sewerage related problems your water supplier should have a dedicated emergency line.

If the leak is inside your house, then you should call a plumber. It will be your or your landlord’s responsibility to fix this. You should turn the water supply off at the mains to prevent further damage.

If the leak is from your water meter or between your house and the boundary of your property (your service pipe) you are usually responsible for repairing it. You will need to hire a contractor to find out where the link is then carry out the repair. Your water supplier should be able to provide you with a list of contractors.

After the pipe has been repaired most water companies should reimburse you with a one off payment towards the repair on receipt of the invoice. There will usually be maximum amount payable and certain conditions, for example, that the repairs were carried out within 30 days of finding out about the leak.

If the leak is outside the property boundary then you should contact your water supplier to arrange repairs.

Dripping Taps

A dripping tap can be an annoyance as well as a waste of water, a waste of energy if it is a hot tap, and can leave nasty stains on your bath or sink. It is also easier to fix than you might think, often just a replacement washer is needed, and by doing it yourself, you could save on expensive plumbing costs.

You'll need a spanner, a flathead and crosshead screwdriver, a cloth and some wire wool, washers
There are a few different types of taps:

- Taps that turn on and off with a quarter of a turn - ceramic discs inside a replaceable cartridge.
- Taps that take several turns - rubber sealing washers, different sizes depending on whether they are basin or bath taps.
- Mixer taps - often small washers.

As different taps will have different size washers, it is worth checking which one you need first and taking the old one in as an example or buying a selection so that you are sure you will have the correct size.

You will need to turn of the water supply to the tap, this will either be by turning the supply off completely - usually under or near the kitchen sink - or if the supply pipe to the tap has an isolating valve, you can turn the water off here by turning the valve ball will a screwdriver. Once done, you should open the tap up fully to check the water is off. A trickle of water may come out but that should be all.

Take off the screw handle. Depending on what type of tap it is you can either just:

- Pull it off.
- Unscrew the screw from under the hot or cold indicator disc and then pull it off.
- Undo the small screw set in its underside - if an old style tap.

Once the handle is removed, you should now see the stem of the tap with a brass nut holding it in place. Unscrew this buy turning it anti clockwise with a spanner, then lift out the tap stem.

The washer is on the bottom of this piece, you need to prise it off and clean any corrosion or scale off the stem with wire wool and a cloth before putting a new washer, the same size back on. You may be able to just push it back on, or it may be held on by a small nut.

Reassemble the tap correctly and turn on your water supply. You should have fixed the dripping tap and saved yourself some money.

Marianne B. Conway
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Helpful Tip for Choosing the Right Dog Bed

Helpful Tip for Choosing the Right Dog Bed  by Linda Goguen

With all the choices available how do you choose the best bed for your dog? Of course it depends on your dog but since they can’t tell you if they like firm or soft and they don’t know what a sleep number is. we need to make the choice for them.

To do this we need to look at our dog, does your dog have a short coat and like to cuddle? Or does your dog have a thick double coat and prefer to lay on the cool tile floors? Do you have a big dog like a Great Dane or cute little Yorkie? Another thing you need to think about is your dog’s age.

When we look at dog beds they come in every shape and size. There are familiar brands such as Serta and Simmons Beauty Rest which mimic our own beds. There are Orthopedic Memory Foam cushions and Bolster and Sofa beds that can be both practical and stylish additions to your decor. Keep all these things in mind when searching for your perfect dog bed.

The first step in choosing the right bed is to Measure your Dog from tip of nose to tail with a measuring tape. This is especially important if your dog loves to stretch out and relax, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the right-sized bed. Some dogs prefer to curl up and be cradled in a smaller round bed. Some beds are based on weight, a large heavier dog will require thicker, denser cushion. A heavier dog will flatten out thinner cushions and your dogs bed won’t last as long or be as comfortable.

The next step in choosing the right bed is to Choose the Location for the Dog Bed. Where you want to put the bed will help to determine the shape and color. Do you have a certain corner or area you’d like to put your dog bed? Keep that area in mind when choosing your pets new bed. Do you want the dog bed in your bedroom or do you prefer them to be in the family room?

Our next important step is Determine Which Features Are Most Important. Is your dog older with arthritis? Then a bed with thick padding or memory foam may be your best for your dog. Is your dog a little shy and tries to find secluded areas to sleep then a hooded bed may make your pup happier. Does your dog like to rest its head on things? A bolster or Sofa bed would be the perfect fit for those dog. There are also Cuddle and Self Warming beds for those dogs that tend to be chilled easy such as short-haired dogs or aging pets.

The final step to choosing a dog bed is Fabric and Washing Instructions. While most dog beds are covered with machine-washable fabrics we need to look at the dog versus need to wash. Do you have a young puppy just learning to be house broken or an older dog with some bladder issues? Then you want a dog bed that is easily washed in your home washer and dryer if accidents happen. If you have a well-adjusted dog, then you can choose a bed that isn’t quite so easy to wash. For outside dogs you will want to look for a bed that is weather resistant and UV protected, Like the cot style beds that are popular now.

So which ever bed you choose for your favorite dog or dogs make sure you keep these tips in mind. At we have a large selection of beds and materials to help you find the perfect fit for your dog. And remember that you don’t have to feel bad about not allowing your dog on your bed if they have a fantastic bed of their own to lounge and nap on.

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Build Residual Income - By Generating Residual Income Online

Build Residual Income - By Generating Residual Income Online  by John Gosselin

... If you're anything like me, you've probably questioned the SOCIETAL CONDITIONING that has been placed upon us at unwilling one time or another in your life? Sorry to say, a professional outlook of
"I'm going with the flow" irritates me to no end and it is sad, and MOSTLY because if those people ever thought to question the sensibility of status quo more often they would realize that they are in the drivers seat of their own free will, in other words, they can change their destiny in a minimal amount of time, that is if they want to?

How can people stomach being held hostage by a 9AM - 5PM "Daily Grind" way of life? If for even one second that was my reality I would forever be thinking about what I would NEED to be doing otherwise, and how I was trading my sanity away and for what?, a measly 40 hours worked - 40 hours compensation for my most valued commodity, MY TIME, no thanks!
Nobody has ever been able to explain to me sensibly WHY a person would give away for F.R.E.E. their MOST VALUABLE commodity, their TIME, and squander it doing something that does not have an on-going build of residual income, which ultimately can fuel a lifestyle centered upon limitless time, financial, and decision making freedom...

A teammate in my business was at work the other day and I had stopped by her office, she's a Vice President of a large commercial real estate firm and I was disturbingly taken back by the hypocrocy exuded by so many of these "TRADITIONAL BUSINESS" peers.

... I couldn't believe it, each and every cubicle and corner office had a hodgepodge of pictures, cheerfully expressing how cheery life was when anywhere other than the office, and as I sat in their confines, I realized how institutionalized this LACK OF A QUALITY OF LIFE really is.

I had to think back to being a child to remember the last time I felt this divided from being in control of my own destiny. I TRIED TO think of living a life that presented the only break I could get from being annoyed with my "task at hand" was by going to the restroom. How could anyone want to be stuck in an office all day?

It took me many years of trial and tribulation, failing MUCH more than succeeding, assisting TOO MANY OF THE WRONG PEOPLE, and trying all kinds of entrepreneurial endeavors with an honest investment of my time trying to build residual income. Most recently, I've FINALLY succeeded at building residual income - by generating residual income online!

The best part of what most would call failure - I call valuable time INVESTED because the failure component of an entrepreneur's journey is what is "perceived" to be a negative experience by all outsiders, in fact, THE MAGIC MOMENT of an entrepreneur's process is that layed into each and every moment of their journey is many lessons, favorable "LONG TERM" growth experiences, advancements on techniques, and overall system improvements.

Ponder These 3 Questions...

TODAY, are you living YOUR PERFECT DAY?

Is what you're currently doing professionally allowing you to earn residual income consistantly?

Are you running buckets of water off-line just to make it financially or are generating residual income online?

After emulating the success formula of many touted entrepreneurs, I have consistently found ONE commonality to be imperative within each of their success formulas. Every single one of thier succes stories included and each was adamant about centering their BUSINESS SUCCESS and their ability to earn residual income or generating residual income online by utilizing top-notch S.Y.S.T.E.M.S.

An acronym for S.Y.S.T.E.M. is Save Yourself Time Energy and Money and if you hope to build residual income and more importantly do so by generating residual income online, you must understand how living and centering your business life around sensible systems is a MAJOR element in becoming free from all worries.

W. Edward Demmings once stated, "Systems under which people work account for 95% of success, therefore the KEY is not to perfect the individual, rather the KEY is to perfect the system." Being 100% accountable for your ability to build residual income is great, but once you have tasted what generating residual income online is all about you'll rapidly understand why leaving the "OLD AGE" brick and mortar paradox is becoming so popular and essential these days...

Earn residual income by generating residual income online or bust is a business mantra and seeing how life is nothing more than a collaboration of the thoughts we have and the choices we make, consider your thoughts a call to action, and UNDERSTAND you MUST build your fortune and build residual income into your financial portfolio.

Take my advice and look more into how how seamlessly YOU can begin generating residual income online with my "Homerun Hitting" success formula! Fill your life's recipe book with the most important and memorable ingredients, there is nothing more gratifying...

Become the change you want to see in your world.

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Bird Watching Is A Recreation Anyone Can Enjoy At Anytime Of The Year

Bird Watching Is A Recreation Anyone Can Enjoy At Anytime Of The YearBird Watching Is A Recreation Anyone Can Enjoy At Anytime Of The Year by Robert Benjamin

Do you ever have a day when you have nothing to do ?, You know them times when your on the internet in some chat room, and you type 'I'm bored!', or your flipping through the TV channels, and you say to yourself or out loud '250 channels, and nothing good to watch!', yes, you know what I am talking about. Now you have something you can do on them so called boring days, go bird watching.

No matter where you live you probably have birds of some kind, even folks in New York have central park and other places where they can go bird watching. There are three things you should have when bird watching, these are a pair of binoculars, a notebook, and a bird guide.

Binoculars can be purchased for under $60 at most Kmart or Walmart stores. Binoculars with a magnification of 10 x 50 are perfect for bird watching. Don't think that a more powerful pair of binoculars like 20 x 60 or 30 x 80 are better, this is not the case. Stronger binoculars are fine if you are into star gazing, but they are horrible for bird watching. The higher powered binoculars need a tripod to use them without shaking, and even without a tripod, the powerful binoculars are larger and can be very heavy to carry around, the 10 x 50 ones are perfect for every occasion.

A small tablet or notebook can be purchased at most stores, don't get nothing expensive just a small spiral one will do fine. Now the last thing is the most important item when it comes to bird watching. If you are truly going to watch birds, you should know what type of birds you are looking at when you spot a new one, so visit your local book store or look in the birding section of an online bookstore, such as amazon, at the end of this article I have a website address that has some of Amazons best bird guides, videos, binoculars and more.

Ok, so you have your binoculars, notebook and pencil, and your bird guide, now let's go outside and go bird watching. I am sure you won't have to walk very far to spot a bird or two. I am lucky enough to currently live here in the country, all I have to do is open my door and I will hear the sounds of birds. If I step outside my front door, I can often see sparrows or finches, in the spring time the yard always has a couple robins hopping around, and crows flying around the nearby woods, high overhead I often see turkey buzzards soaring against the blue sky. One time I opened my front door and across the road in the top of a large tree a horned owl was sitting, it stayed there for about 10 minutes, turning it's head often as it looked around.

If you have any grassy, wooded or open areas with trees or bushes, you can usually find birds. One of the best things about bird watching is anyone can do it, even if your in a wheelchair, you can sit and watch birds. It's a great recreation for anyone that is alone, or for the whole family to do together.

When you go out, remember to take your bird watching items with you, your binoculars, notebook and pencil, and bird guide. When you spot a bird look in your binoculars too see all it's beauty in close detail, if you do not recognize the species of bird your seeing, get out your bird guide and look it up. When you realize the type of bird you see, write down in your notebook the following information; ' the name of the bird, the area where it was spotted, the date, and time '. The information in your notebook, helps you understand what types of birds frequent your area, it also is pretty neet being able to read back and see when you spotted a new or rare bird.

If you have a yard, tree or even a window you can attract birds by installing a simple feeder. Bird feeders are very inexpensive and they have feeders that can hang on a tree branch, or fence, or even stick to the outside of a window.

Attracting different species of birds often requires different types of bird seed and other food. Hummingbirds are attracted to red, pink and orange flowers, they especially like trumpet vines or other tubular-flowered plants, they are also very attracted to hummingbird feeders filled with sugar water or red sweetened kool-aid. Robins like mowed lawns, so in the spring and summer if you want to see robins, mow your grass, the birds come looking for bugs and earthworms that are more easily accessible because you cut the grass length. Goldfinches love thistle seed, thistle is more expensive then most common bird seed, but you cannot beat it if you want to attract goldfinches. Blue Jays are large and sometimes noisy, but if you want to bring them, put out a feeder full of black oil sunflower seeds. Cardinals are very neat looking, there is nothing nicer than looking out the window in the winter, and seeing a bright red cardinal sitting on a nearby tree branch or feeder. Cardinals are like Blue Jays, in that they both love a diet of black oil sunflower seeds. If you want to attract sparrows, a bag of plain mixed bird seed will do just fine.

There is Computer Software that is made just for ' Bird Watching '. The software is called: ' Bird Watcher Professional ', you can read the details and download a trial version of it for free at this website address:

Here is a website address that has some of the best Bird Guides (Books), Videos, Binoculars and other birding equipment that Amazon sells:

Robert W. Benjamin has been in the software business on the internet for over 5 years, and has been producing low-cost software for the past 25+ years. He first released software on the AMIGA and C64 computer systems in the late 1970's-80's.
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Easy Ground Beef Recipes That Are Healthy And Delicious

Easy Ground Beef Recipes That Are Healthy And DeliciousEasy Ground Beef Recipes That Are Healthy And Delicious by Ralph Serpe

Looking for some healthy and easy ground beef recipes that do not require a lot of time to make? Below are 3 delicious ground beef recipes that are filling and real crowd pleasers.

Just because you are cooking with ground beef, does not mean it has to be unhealthy. Most of the ground beef you find in supermarkets today is loaded with fat, cholesterol and hormones, but more and more supermarkets are starting to provide healthy organic meats to consumers, so hopefully you should be able to find healthy ground beef in your area.

To make the following recipes even healthier try and use all organic and low sodium ingredients.

If you happen to live near a Trader Joe's, by all means shop there. The prices are fantastic and they carry a variety of healthy organic meats and other fine products.



Here is a little tip to keep in mind as you are making this delicious ground beef recipe. There is a chance that your ground beef steaks can fall apart while cooking. To prevent this from happening, form your steak patties and put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so before you start cooking. This will help hold your steaks stay together.


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 egg
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 small onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
1 tablespoon montreal steak seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 small package of freshly sliced portobello mushrooms or by them whole and slice yourself
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups beef stock


1. In a large bowl combine the ground beef, egg, garlic, onion, steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands. From the mixture, make steak shaped patties that are about 2 inches thick.

2 Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef patties and cook about 4 minutes per side until the outside of the steaks are nicely browned and the juices run clear. Remove the steaks and cover with foil to keep them warm.

3 Add the rest of the olive oil along with the butter to the same pan. Add your mushrooms and then cook over medium heat until they are tender. Approximately 5 minutes. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Add the flour to the mushrooms, mix and cook for about 2 minutes. Slowly add in your beef stock. Stir and cook until your sauce has thickened.

5. Pour gravy over steaks and serve.


I grew up in an Italian Family and I cannot think of a better way to cook meatloaf. Enjoy this delicious ground beef recipe using fresh italian herbs and garlic.


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs
1 7 ounce jar roasted red peppers chopped
1 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 cup of bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 cups of prepared tomato sauce
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Heat a medium sized saute pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add your onion and garlic and saute until soft. Remove and set it aside on a plate to cool.

3. Grab yourself a large mixing bowl.

4. Add the cooled onions and garlic along with the the rest of your ingredients, except the tomato sauce, and combine. Mix together well with your hands and form into a loaf and add it to an oiled oven safe tray. Top the loaf with 1 cup of the prepared tomato sauce. Make certain that you spread the tomato sauce evenly over the top of the loaf.

5. Bake for about 1 hour or when the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Slice it up and serve.

Heat the remaining tomato sauce if desired and use for dipping.


For our last recipe why not make some delicious burgers? The preferred method for cooking these burgers is on the grill, but they will still be quite tasty if fried on the stovetop.

Greek Style Hamburger Ingredients:

1 pound of lean ground beef
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped greek olives
1 small red onion chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 package of hamburger rolls or pita bread

Hamburger Sauce Ingredients:

1 (16 ounce) container low-fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves (more or less to suit your taste)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (more or less to suit your taste)
1 clove of garlic minced (add more or less to suit your taste)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
1/2 cup peeled, seeded and finely diced cucumber

Sauce Directions:

Prepare the sauce for your burgers first and put in the fridge until your burgers are done.

1. In a mixing bowl, combine your olive oil and lemon juice.

2. Now add in your yogurt making sure that you mix it well with the olive oil.

3. Add your garlic, cucumbers, parsley and mint leaves and stir well.

Burger Directions:

1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the chopped red onions and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Put the onions aside into a large mixing bowl and allow them to cool.

2 To the same mixing bowl, add your ground beef, feta cheese, olives, oregano, salt and pepper and combine well.

3. Form hamburger patties to desired thickness.

4. Fry your burgers in the same skillet as the onions, or cook on the grill to desired doneness.

5. Spread the prepared sauce on the rolls or inside a pita.

6. Add burgers and enjoy!

There you have it. Three healthy and easy ground beef recipes that any home cook can prepare. I really hope you enjoy these recipes. Remember to use all organic ingredients if at all possible. Happy Cooking!

Ralph Serpe is a passionate home cook and webmaster for Click here for more easy ground beef recipes.

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Pilates Body Fitness: Points You Have To Know

Pilates Body Fitness: Points You Have To KnowPilates Body Fitness: Points You Have To Know by Gina G. Stewart

When you talk about pilates body fitness, a lot of things can come inside you mind. You can picture the sticks you are using, or the large balls you're squeezing and you can simply imagine yourself on the reformer table for the pilates exercise. There are also some things related to this exercise such as pregnancy, health conditions, and losing weight.

Generally, there are really a lot of things that you can talk about when you say the word pilates. Below are some of the most important things discussed together with a pilates body fitness program. Reading the items given below may help you know more about the exercise.

Pilates Body Fitness and The Benefits You Get

There are plenty of benefits which you can obtain from pilates body fitness program. Aside form losing weight, you can get a healthier and leaner body by doing specific pilates exercises. You can also obtain a good heart because some exercises are meant for cardiovascular purposes.

Some pilates exercises also benefit pregnant women. To sum it all up, there are actually a lot of advantages you get when you enroll on a pilates program. You just have to comply regularly with your pilates schedule so you can achieve the perfect body you want.

Pilates Body Fitness and Pregnancy

A lot of doctors say that exercise is one key to having a good and easy pregnancy. However, pregnant women are usually cautious about their condition because most exercises, except for walking, provide them with more stress. But with a pilates body fitness program, a pregnant woman can attain relaxation and at the same time exercise.

Specifically, it relaxes the body's pelvic muscles which aid the woman to a smooth and fast delivery of her baby. When you perform the seated leg exercise with a pilates magic ring, you can actually perform the Kegel's exercise which is recommended to most pregnant women.

However, you need to consult your doctors first before enrolling yourself in a pilates body fitness program. Additionally, you need to have a professional pilates fitness instructor to assure you of the right and proper exercise that you need to have.

Pilates Body Fitness and The Reformer Equipment

One of the most popular equipment used in the pilates body fitness program is the reformer tool. It has springs, ropes, and a gear system which help you meet the resistance you need. It allows for proper body positioning which basically helps you maintain or align your body the right way. If used properly, you can be assured of a good exercise that won't cause you pain or injuries later on.

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The Difference Between Insured and Bonded Contractors

The Difference Between Insured and Bonded ContractorsThe Difference Between Insured and Bonded Contractors  by Leeanne Kunnert

When hiring a contractor there is a big difference between contractors that are insured, a contractor that is bonded or one that is both insured and bonded. Exactly what are those differences and how do they affect you as a homeowner?

When a contractor is bonded and insured it offers an incentive for homeowners to hire them over a contractor that is not. Reputable home improvement specialists purchase bonds and insurance to protect consumers they work for while offering recourse in case something should go wrong.

A contractor's bond offers protection to consumers against contractors failure to complete the job as the contract states, doesn't pay for the proper permits or other financial obligations and such. In order for a contractor to become bonded they must pay a premium to a surety bonding company. Once the premium is paid by the contractor they are given a bond number and certification that confirms the surety company has agreed to provide protection to the consumer against several different issues that can arise from contractor error.

If you as a consumer feel that the work completed by the contractor is subpar or if materials and subcontractors aren't paid they can contact the surety company direct to submit a claim. The state and municipality where you reside will determine the bonding requirements contractors must meet to ensure they have the proper contractor bond. Be sure to research these requirements before you hire a contractor to do work within your home or business.

A contractor that states they are licensed to perform work is different than those that are bonded. Two types of insurance commonly associated with contractors in the construction industry: liability insurance and workers compensation.

Liability insurance protects against property damage that occurs because of work that is performed by the contractor. It does not however cover issues related to poor quality workmanship. Those issues are covered under a contractor's bond. This is why hiring a contractor that is both insured and bonded is important to protecting you as a consumer.

Workers compensation insurance is purchased by contractors to project against workers lost wages and medical services when they are hurt on the job. The families of the worker are also compensation benefits through workers comp insurance in the event of a death that occurs while at work. This is important insurance to look for as a homeowner when hiring a contractor to avoid being financially responsible for injuries that occur on your property while contracted work is being done.

To protect against any wrong doing on the part of the contractor be it intentional or unintentional it is important for homeowners to require contractors working for them to be both insured and bonded.

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Determining The Amount Of Dog Food Needed For Your Dog 

Determining The Amount Of Dog Food Needed For Your DogDetermining The Amount Of Dog Food Needed For Your Dog  by Desmo Boss

The pet dog has the same nutritional needs as any other dog. The only difference is the reduced number of calories it uses because of the type of life a dog leads as a household pet. The house dog living exclusively indoors is probably one of the least active animals in the world. In some instances the house dog is more inactive than its owner.

Most of a house dog's time is spent sleeping. Its greatest effort, in many instances, consists of a 10-foot walk from the back door three times a day for eliminations, and a 10-foot walk from the family room couch to its food bowl in the kitchen. As a consequence the house dog is the most overfed and suffers from the greatest overweight problems of all the house-pets.

The dog that spends most of its daylight activities outdoors, but comes in at night, has a higher energy need than the pet kept indoors constantly. Not only does it get more exercise, but it requires extra energy to maintain its body temperature during cooler weather outdoors. Even with such additional requirements it is not uncommon to find indoor/outdoor pets that are fed too much and are borderline overweight. All dogs will need a low calorie dog food to help to eliminate the risks associated with obesity.

The dog that stays outdoors all of the time is the pet least likely to develop obesity. As an outdoor dog it enjoys the same, or more exercise as the indoors/outdoors dog. In addition, outdoor dogs have a considerably increased need for energy to maintain body heat.

This need for extra energy for body heat becomes especially high at night and in colder weather. In fact, there are occasional instances where outdoor dogs, when improperly fed, begin to appear just like the undernourished farm hounds of a past era of dog feeding.
Calculation: The quantity of dog food a house dog needs is determined by the same things that determine the amount of food any other dog eat, which is its optimum body weight and the caloric density of the food it eats. The amount is calculated in the same manner as for other dogs. Determine the number of calories a dog needs daily to maintain its optimum weight. Then divide that number by the number of calories in a pound of food you are feeding. The results will be the quantity of food you should feed, measured in pounds.

4 Important Tips When Feeding Your Dog

Rule 1: A dog should be fed by the same person at every feeding. This rule is not nearly as important where a couple of house pets are being fed by several members of the same family, as it is where large numbers of dogs are being fed by numerous different kennel personnel. It is particularly applicable where dogs are in strange environments such as boarding kennels, veterinary hospitals, or show arenas. Dogs that have become accustomed to one feeder may exhibit all sorts of erratic eating behavior if that person is changed.

Rule 2: Every dog should have its own food and water container. This precaution is not only sound behavioral psychology, it also is just plain good hygiene. It is especially wise to assign food bowls on an individual basis when your feeding containers are noticeably different from one another. Besides improved feeding technique, certain practical benefits are to be gained from following this rule. In racing stables, for example, where maintenance of body weight is so important, feeding instructions can be written on the bottom or the side of each dog's feeding container, right next to its name or number.

Rule 3: A dog should be fed in the same place every time it is fed. Whether it be the corner of the kitchen, beside the back-door steps, at the rear of a kennel run, or along the left-side wall of a cage, the site where the food container is placed should remain the same every day. In fact, everything that's done with the food container should be identical at each feeding. lf you use a push cart or wagon to carry the tub of food to the dogs, always use the same cart and tub. lf you pre-fill food bowls in the diet kitchen and carry them on the cart, don't decide one day to carry the tub of food on the cart and fill each bowl as you reach the dog. It may have become boring to you, but to your dog it has become the way of life. A change only serves to disrupt his way of life and to create cause for insecurity.

Rule 4: No dog should ever have its food changed without a good reason. Contrary to popular opinion, dogs do not need a change in dog food from time to time to keep them from growing tired of the same food all the time. Many dogs have lived normal, healthy lives by eating the same food throughout their entire lifetimes. In many instances where a dog owner thinks a dog has gotten sick and tired of a food, the dog has just gotten sick from the food. Not so sick, perhaps, that it really showed, but sick enough to stop eating. When a dog food is deficient, it is not uncommon for a dog eating that food to lose its appetite. Of course, nutritional deficiencies are not the only thing that will cause a dog to lose its appetite.

Essential Dog Food Sustenance for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

The amount of food your family dog needs is not only determined by its quantity, but also the food must be providing all of your dog’s nutritional needs. First of all let’s not fool ourselves by suggesting that your family dog should be eating food which is prepared for humans, in many instances the food contains all kinds of unhealthy additives – artificial flavors, artificial colors and artificial sweeteners and many more unhealthy additives. Dehydrated dog food includes the full complement of the essential ingredients which is a raw natural dog food.

First of all there being a vast difference between human’s digestive system and the digestive system of our favored canine family pet. Humans chew their food with the chewed food taking the consistency of paste, as chewing releases saliva and this saliva mixed within the food contents inside the humans mouth, begins the important digestible process and continued by adding increased concentrations of digestive fluids within the human stomach.

In contrast, the canine bites chunks off the food and these largish lumps of food travel undigested to the digestive fluids within the canine’s stomach. Whereby extremely powerful acids - if a human hand came in contact with this powerful acid there would be severe burns, is now utilized to convert the raw contents to digestible fluids and thus enter the blood stream through absorption.

Incidentally, your canine companion must receive 23 essential ingredients per day and every day, as this will ensure your canine companion remains in full health and full of vitality. A deficiency of any of these 23 essential ingredients - essential vitamins, essential minerals and essential trace elements will in the short to long term culminate in your loyal family canine becoming ill through many mal-nutritional diseases - for example Hip Dysplasia. It is crucial you conduct your due diligence concerning the feeding regime of your family pet, by judiciously researching the correct daily dog food mix that contains your canine’s 23 essential ingredients and feed continuously to ensure your family pet dog remains healthy throughout his entire life – not suffering from deficiency diseases.

Canines must be fed on a daily basis a dog food which readily contains the 23 essential ingredients. The only diet which will satisfy your canine’s daily diet will be feeding him raw natural dog food mix - which ingredients is specifically selected for your canine’s digestive system, containing meat, vegetables and fruit and will guarantee supplying your precious family dog the crucial 23 essential ingredients. I suggest you research Acana Dog Food which is a dehydrated dog food and fortunately is also a low calorie dog food which can also alleviate the risks associated with dog obesity.

Desmo Boss - I have been creating websites from the very early days of the internet. It has been only as a hobby. I enjoy writing unique, original and content rich articles on many varying subjects including dog food, low calorie dog food and dehydrated dog food. I have owned many dogs over the previous 40 years.

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How To Find The Right Business That Fits Your Lifestyle

How To Find The Right Business That Fits Your LifestyleHow To Find The Right Business That Fits Your Lifestyle  by Jensen Sostre

Changing Your Lifestyle from Home

We all dream about lifestyle changes. Be it simple changes to the diet that can help us get rid of that soft bulging waistline, or quitting the butt or finding a supplementary source of income that lets us retire early. An autopilot business?

If you have been a part of the grueling work culture in corporate America, then you sure must have that dream.

But it's a pipedream for most.

Very few actually have the grit to turn it into reality.

What most people do not realize is that with the advent of the internet, this may no more be an impossible dream.

With over 132 million online shoppers, you are definitely missing out on something if you are not selling in that market.

But what does one sell? 'I don't have any products of my own!'

What does it require to sell? 'I don't have the knowledge or the skills to sell online!'

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For a nominal registration fee, you will be provided with a home business plan that has tremendous potential, the training you need to understand the business, the tools to make the business work and the support in case you need it.

Is that all that one needs to earn from home?

No! There is a very important missing ingredient which needs to be filled by you.

Determination! Resilience to make it work.

The passion to change the lifestyle.

Once you do that, the advantages are numerous.

You get to spend more time with family and friends.

Furthermore, you are your own boss and you can set your own schedule the way you like it.

Feel like sleeping an extra hour? Do it and make up for it with an extra hour in the evening.

Clothing is another flexible option. You may choose to work in your boxers and nobody is bothered. is a website of an internet marketing entrepreneur who helps you to achieve ideal lifestyle by way of internet business that others can only dream about.

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