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Is It OK To Let My Dog Lick His Wound?

Is It OK To Let My Dog Lick His Wound?

Ellen Britt for CNT #wooftipsDogs will naturally lick any wound on their bodies they can reach with their tongues, as it’s just instinct for them to do so. Because this is such common behavior, many people believe that when a dog licks a wound, it will promote healing. There is some evidence that dog saliva has some antibacterial, plus the rough surface of a dog’s tongue can loosen dirt which may have gotten into the wound.While licking may have some positive aspects to it, the harm it may cause outweighs the good. Licking can cause irritation and this can open the…
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Balto The Sled Dog And The Race To Nome

Balto The Sled Dog And The Race To Nome

Ellen Britt for CNT #explore Diptheria. Most people today vaguely recall this as one of the human diseases that they and their children are now vaccinated against. But in the early 1920’s, before the development of the vaccine, the word diptheria struck terror in the hearts of parents, as it was a major cause of illness and death, especially in children. In the U.S. alone, there were 206,000 cases recorded and 15,520 of these cases resulted in death. In January of 1925, Curtis Welch, the only doctor in Nome, Alaska, started seeing cases of the deadly disease. Dr. Welch had…
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NFTs And Events – Two Main Benefits

NFTs And Events – Two Main Benefits

Ellen Britt for CNT #NFTSo. Gary V recently successfully pulled off a huge event and incorporated NFTs. How might this technology apply to a conference or other event you are planning for your business?NFTs can, of course, be used in conjunction with events to generate a revenue stream. But they also have another use, and that is to build connection. Have you ever bought a piece of memorabilia related to an event, such as a concert t-shirt? It’s very likely. Well, these pieces of memorabilia could be tied to an NFT so you, as the owner, are verified on the blockchain.AuthenticityAn…
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Precision Medicine And NFTs

Precision Medicine And NFTs

Ellen Britt for CNT #NFTWe already mentioned that NFT blockchain technology will likely be widely used to enhance the security and privacy of an individual’s medical records. But another medical use is on the horizon…precision medicine.So precisely (no pun intended!) what is precision medicine?Before we get to that, it’s important to understand that tokenization in a different way from NFTs is becoming more common as a way to protect patients personal data. A tokenization company, such as Seqster, founded in 2016, can take information from personal data fields such as name, address, phone number, date of birth and so forth and…
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Does Your Dog Have A Favorite Person?

Does Your Dog Have A Favorite Person?

Ellen Britt for CNT #wooftipsMany dogs have a member of their human family they regard as their favorite person. It would seem to make sense, that for these dogs, that person would be the one who feeds them the most and also gives them the most attention. But this is not always the case. Actually there are several things that can come into play that can influence your dog’s choice of his favorite person. One – Breed Some breeds tend to be more “one person dogs” than others. These include English Bulldogs, Collies, Beagles, Boxers, French Bulldogs, Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Cavalier…
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Preschoolers Do Better In Families That Have A Dog

Preschoolers Do Better In Families That Have A Dog

Ellen Britt for CNT #wooftipsAccording to a study published in the journal Pediatric Research, preschoolers who have regular interaction with a family dog in the form of playing with the dog and accompanying the family on walks with the dog, see gains in social and emotional development.These toddlers were thirty percent less likely to have problems with their conduct and difficulties interacting with other children compared to toddlers who live in families who did not have a dog.New FindingsThe interesting thing about this study is that most of the research on the benefits of people having dogs come from participants…
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What To Do If Your Dog Is Stung By A Bee

What To Do If Your Dog Is Stung By A Bee

Ellen Britt for CNT #wooftipsOur canine companions are at risk for bee stings as they are naturally curious and will chase after anything that moves, including insects. Bees are no exception. Most of the time, a bee sting is just a rather painful, but ultimately minor irritation for a dog.Stings can be dangerous for your dog if he’s stung multiple times or in the mouth or throat, as swelling can occur and potentially obstruct his airway. These stings need the attention of a veterinarian.Bees VS WaspsMost commonly, it’s either a bee or wasp that has stung your dog. Bees have a…
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How To Care For Your Dog’s Paw Pads

How To Care For Your Dog’s Paw Pads

Ellen Britt for CNT #wooftipsWhen it comes to caring for your dog, chances are that you may not think much about his paw pads. Most owners keep their dog’s nails trimmed but never go beyond that.First of all, just what are paw pads?These are the fleshy pads on the bottoms of your dog’s feet, consisting of fatty tissue covered by a layer of pigmented skin, usually either black or pink. These pads work like shock absorbers when your dog walks, runs and jumps. They also help with your dog’s balance and help him get traction on surfaces.Take A LookIf you…
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Gary V And NFTs – His Strategy

Gary V And NFTs – His Strategy

Ellen Britt for CNT #NFT Gary Vaynerchuk, aka Gary V, is known for always being ahead when it comes to digital marketing. He’s done it again with his in person VeeCon NFT Conference. The Big V spoke with Decrypt before his conference got underway in Minneapolis this past weekend. If you were able to snag a ticket, that’s because you were already an owner of VeeFriends, which is the hand-drawn NFT collection Gary launched a year ago.  $300 Million In Combined Sales Ownership comes with 3 years of access to a yearly conference plus other goodies. So far, it’s doing awesome,…
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It’s A Dog’s Life: Why Dogs Sleep So Much

It’s A Dog’s Life: Why Dogs Sleep So Much

Ellen Britt for CNT #wooftipsDoes your dog always seem to be napping? If so, that’s perfectly normal, as dogs spend nearly half of their day sleeping, thirty percent awake and lying around and about twenty percent of the time actually awake. Sleep in dogs accounts for twelve to fourteen hours out of each twenty four hour day. The amount of sleep your dog needs will vary depending on his age, size and health as well as his breed and general level of activity. Sleep For SeniorsSenior dogs don’t have as much energy as younger dogs and can tire easily, so they need…
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