While the behavior is harmless, it could be annoying if he tears up your carpet or keeps pulling towels out of the laundry. The most effective way to stop the behavior is to take his food bowl away from him when he's done eating. If the bowl is gone, he won't have anything he needs to cover up. Only feed him enough for one meal at a time. If you free-feed, leaving a food bowl full of kibble out all the time, this will only encourage the behavior. As soon as you notice kitty starting the behavior, distract him. Tease him with his favorite feather toy or laser pointer. Getting his mind on play and off of food will help bring the behavior to a halt. : I have two cats; one is 10 and the youngest is 5. The youngest cat Ibby Ditty has always scratched the floor or the wall after she eats or
There are all kinds of ways to tell if people are depressed. They might stop eating Б or eat more to dull the pain. They might cry a lot more Б often unexpectedly. ThereБs a good chance that theyБll start withdrawing from life in general by avoiding friends and family members and possibly even calling in sick to work. And, of course, they can simply tell us that theyБre not feeling good. Our dogs donБt have this option, but that doesnБt mean that they canБt feel sad or even depressed. While thereБs not as much research out there as there is for humans (for obvious reasons), all kinds of anecdotal evidence exists pointing to dog depression. Some stories seem more obvious, such as a dog suddenly shutting down and sleeping all day in the back of a closet after another dog in the pack dies.
If youБre constantly scratching your head because of an itchy scalp, it could be more than just dandruff. Many conditions can cause an itchy scalp бfrom dandruff to ringworm or something more serious like a bacterial infection or autoimmune condition. Before you can stop the itch, you need to find out whatБs causing it. 1. Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis These are the most common reasons for an itchy scalp. БYour bodyБs inflammatory response to an overgrowth of yeast causes the itching and flaking associated with these conditions. Yeast normally lives on the scalp and other hairy areas of the body, but the problem arises when thereБs too much yeast present,Б says dermatologist. The fix: For mild cases, you can use an over-the-counter shampoo containing selenium or zinc pyrithione б
After a sunburn, a thin layer of skin may flake or peel off from the damaged area. The peeling usually starts a few days after a sunburn and may continue for about a week. While a sunburn itself is painful, peeling typically is not as the shedding skin is dead. However, peeling after a sunburn is a sign that significant skin damage has occurred and is in the process of healing. The sun emits ultraviolet radiation, often called UV radiation. Depending on a person's total exposure time to the sun and baseline skin color, this type of radiation damages exposed skin cells. In some instances, the top layer of skin responds to UV radiation by becoming darker and thicker as a protective response. However, UV radiation can cause harsher skin damage, killing the exposed skin cells and producing a
Many toddlers--children ages 1 to 3 years old--can drink cow s milk without any problem. However, milk is one of the most common allergens for young children, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, or AAAAI. Furthermore, about 15 percent of milk-allergic children will not outgrow the allergy by age 5. Alternatives like goat s or sheep s milk are poor substitutes for cow's milk, because milk-allergic children will likely react to these as well. Toddlers may experience milk allergy symptoms by drinking, touching or simply breathing in milk or milk products. It is important to be aware of the symptoms, as they may occur within minutes up to several hours after exposure to milk, and persist for several days. A toddler who has a milk allergy may experience a
It is quite easy to understand that light things like wood float in the water. Although there are actually some heavy types of woods that sink and some airy kinds of rock which float on water; though you rarely come across them. The big issue that confuses the most is why metal ships weighing thousands of tons float on the water and tiny stones sink deep into the water. Today I am sharing with you an articles that will explain this phenomenon. Is doing so worth it? Yes, by all means. Or should we rather stand in awe of this scientific breakthrough? Principle of Flotation. This question can only be answered using the Archimedes principle which is sometimes referred to as the principle of floatation. Archimedes principle states: When a body is totally or partially immersed in a fluid(liquid
It seems truly unfair that after dealing with an especially aggressive zit, diligently spot-treating it and handling it with the care of a surgeon for days and days on end, that another zit should pop back up in the same exact spot, just months, or even weeks, later. Like, why? What cruel force of nature allows pimples to keep resurfacing like a bad Tinder date that canБt take a hint? And how the hell do you prevent it from coming back? MORE: These arenБt rhetorical questions, mind you. I genuinely wantedБno, needed Бto know, seeing as the hormonal zit on my jaw had gone from a four-day visitor to a permanent squatter over the last few months. So I asked Yale dermatologist and VPP (Very Patient Person) Mona Gohara, who I have on speed-dial for skin БemergenciesБ like these. Her answer?
Take your car in to get a reading. After a few thousand miles of this, most cars will turn on the "check engine" light. You can take it to any AutoZone, Advance auto parts, Napa, or O'Reilly's (but some places may only check cars made after 1996, so call and check first) and they will read the codes for free. There can be any number of reasons for the "check engine" light to come on, so it is good to check. Codes complaining of unexpected lean mixture is a good indication of O2 sensor failure. O2 sensors will typically last 6075K miles. The good news is that you can buy an O2 sensor on-line for around $50 and they are generally pretty easy to replace. Another possible reason is that the engine is idling too low (the idle is adjustable) or the control module is going out, which is
If you re very lucky, you ve had the pleasure of caring for a pet so very old that she had a little trouble remembering where she was at times. She might also have had a little trouble discerning daytime hours from those at night, usually sleeping all day and pacing around after the rest of the household had gone to bed. Confusion, disorientation, dementia: call it what you will. But when it affects dogs, I lovingly refer to it as dogzheimers, otherwise known [more clinically] as. Although the disease process in dogs may be clinically different than human Alzheimers, its effects appear quite similar to most pet owners: sleep/wake cycle disturbances, anxiety, inappropriate vocalization, repetitive behaviors (like pacing), elimination disorders (what you might call incontinence ), and