If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

High Blood Pressure? Pets Reduce Stress. Be Unique. Adopt

"Many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure or kidney failure. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. According to recent estimates, one in four U.S. adults has high blood pressure, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don't even know they have it. This is why high blood pressure is often called the "silent killer." Get the facts on high blood pressure and how to live a more heart-healthy life. Find out how you can reduce your risks for heart attack and stroke with proper monitoring by a physician and simple lifestyle changes, even if you have high blood pressure." Quoted from the American Heart Association Website

If you have high blood pressure, you should consider having a pet, such as a dog, or a cat. Some psychologists feel that having a pet can help lower blood pressure. In a study at the State University of New York at Buffalo, it was found that stockbrokers who suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), could adopt a cat or a dog to lower their blood pressure. Doctors found that stress-induced blood pressure continued to rise in brokers with NO pets, even when they were treated with medication to lower their blood pressure. The brokers with pets also had a rise in blood pressure, but by not as much as the brokers without pets. Based on this study, researchers conclude that drugs do help lower blood pressure but having a pet helps in keeping stress-related increases in blood pressure in check. Some of the participants in the study went out and got a pet after they learned of the benefits. No one is really sure why this is true. Perhaps having someone you can count on by your side provides stress relief for those in stressful professions.

These dogs have cheated death and been given a second chance at life. Kind-hearted people have rescued them from the streets; abandoned, straying . . . .Had they not helped these dogs, the dogs may not have lasted long wandering aimlessly, roaming for days on end, scavenging for food, avoiding traffic. Would you consider adopting them and giving them a home that they deserve?

Read their stories and open your hearts and homes to them.

Look where Baby Chocolate was found! He was less than a month old when volunteers found him, eyes hardly opened. Had we not scooped him for the jaws of death, he would not have had the opportunity to grow up looking this cute! Chocolate grew up playing with kittens so its fine if you have cats in your home. Chocolate is intelligent and a fast learner. Now, all of 3 mths, he knows his basic commands and is paper trained. 

In the jaws of death

Hot Chocolate!
Name  :  Chocolate
Age  :  3 + mths
Sex  :  Male
Breed  :  Pure Mongrel
Not a HDB approved breed.
Chocolate has been vaccinated. To give Chocolate a home, please contact Hilda @ 91996662.

This little black Bear was found playing on the streets in a Tuas industrial estate, without a care in the world. Not having a home was the least of her worries. She spent her days playing with foreign workers in various factories, until she met Mr Sharpei. Bear would be an excellent dog for Agility - she is agile, intelligent and loves zooming around the garden. She also loves water! 

Bear when she was first rescued

The little black Bear today
Name  :  Bear
Age  :  5 + mths
Sex  :  Female
Breed  :  Pure Mongrel
Not a HDB approved breed, although she wont be very big. Garden trained.
Bear has been vaccinated and sterilized. To give Bear a home, please call 98343136 or email dogs_ink@singnet.com.sg 


Charlotte and Claire were both found in a drain when they were less than 2 mths old. So hungry were they, volunteers found them drinking mud and eating pebbles. Anything that would fill their tiny stomachs.

Charlotte is an adventurous and feisty young lady who is bright and alert. Claire is more reserved and genteel. Both are pretty and socialize well with other dogs and humans. They are garden-trained. 

Name  :  Charlotte & Claire (can be adopted separately) 
Age  :  6 mths
Sex  :  Female
Breed  :  Pure Mongrel
Not a HDB approved breed.
Both Charlotte & Claire have been vaccinated, sterilized and micro-chipped. To give them a home, please contact Leng @ 96193208. 

Muffin was found wandering the streets of Bedok, trying to find her way home. When volunteers found her, she was tired, injured and hungry. They did the right thing by sending her to the vet for a check up. Read about Muffin here. 

Deliciously Muffin!

Name  :  Muffin
Age  :  7 - 8 yrs old
Sex  :  Female
Breed  :  Maltese
HDB approved breed. Paper trained. 
Muffin has been vaccinated, sterilized and micro-chipped. To give her a home, please contact Jeannie @ 91090475 or 94886419

We've got a Muffin and a Hot Chocolate to whet your appetite. Let your temptations go! Its perfectly fine to have more than one dog and we assure you that they are not the cause of your high blood pressure. 

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