method of therapy Thrive horticultural therapists build a set of activities for each gardener to improve their particular health needs, this type of therapy benefits people by helping them recover and find their way again, learn new skills, and slow down degenerative illness of the mind to some degree, Nature arts and crafts, art activities using natural materials such as wood, glass, and clay. Clay and wood being the two most commonly used due to their easy workability, Animal assisted therapy (AAT), Animal assisted interventions (AAI), and Care Farming are three types of animal assisted therapy. This type of therapy is usually for children who have been diagnosed with physical, emotional, social or learning disabilities. “Therapy provided through tasks and activities necessary to run farms, gardens, landscapes or ranches is not by any means new to this millennium's repertoire of interventions for children.”(occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com), Wilderness therapy, is “cognitive behavioral therapy to combat negative thinking, journaling to help shed light on depression and anxiety, and group activities to overcome social phobia and develop greater self-confidence, to name a few.”(apa.org) this type of therapy has been around since 1886 but it wasn’t considered therapy
Obesity is a condition where an individual’s weight is disproportionate to their height. There are many factors
UW Fond Du Lac, I feel, is the best school for me. I want to go into animal services which enables me to help the one thing that I have loved all my life. Being in this profession I will be able to continue doing what I love and that's protecting those animals who don't have a voice or get the chance to live a life full of love and happiness.
Obesity is a highly prevalent condition in America, affecting approximately one third of the adult American population. Obesity can be caused by a myriad of factors: genetics,
Every animal has needs. These needs, such as the biological needs to eat and sleep, as well as others, like the need to think, explore, and freely express normal behaviors, drive everything that we, as animals, do. Our needs likewise contribute to our health; they aim to benefit our well-being in some way, leading us to have a more positive welfare, which allows us to adapt to changing situations and stress less. Thus, in the interest of captive animals, an essential task for zoos and aquaria is to meet all of their animals needs, so those animals can adapt, stress less, and have a more positive welfare. However, many zoos and aquaria are now realizing that this task is harder than it seems, as while they must meet animals needs for good physical health, they also must meet animals psychological, social, and cognitive needs.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess fats have grown and accumulated to the point of harm, and a shortened life expectancy. Obesity is a problem that has been more prominent in the 20th and 21st century and is now a main concern for both society and the government. It is the citizen’s duty to resolve this epidemic known as obesity in the United States.
You're a new puppy owner and you want to find the best large breed puppy food for your dear bunch of joy. But... Is a trip to local pet superstore would be of help or will lead you to a more complicating task? Knowing that there's a lot of brands and types of puppy food available, and they might be one of the best for your ever loved puppy... You stop for awhile, and think of ways on how to choose which of those options to use.
In the United States alone, there are 78.2 million dogs in homes countrywide. Once someone makes the decision to get a dog, their first thought might be what they are going to feed it. Dog food ingredients impact dogs in many ways, and responsible pet owners want to keep their animals healthy. Doctor Lorie Huston from petMD says "Pet food ingredients can also affect your pet's behavior in various ways. Take the fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid, DHA has been shown to increase mental acuity in puppies and kittens" (Huston). So, the first step is to be aware of what their dogs eat and read the labels more closely. Animals are completely dependent on their owners for their nutritional needs, so dog owners feel morally conscience of that responsibility. Failure to pay attention to what dogs eat could result in major health problems or even death due to the toxins and chemicals they ingest. Dogs' lifestyle depends on the nutritious ingredients in their everyday food to maintain good health, a high activity level, and a happy mood.
As subjects and ideas are better understood they replace old outdated ideas that were only visually explained without a logical or scientific. Nutrition is one of these subjects that despite its large advancements is lagging behind in implementation. Ideas revolving around breakfast, the nutrition tree and number of meals per day are rather old and being followed simply because they have been done for so long. With new understandings of the metabolic processes of the body as well as research or prove new fact we are seeing that large problems such as obesity and diabetes can be easily preventable with proper nutrition.
By the year 2025, eight billion people will be walking the earth, and just 15 years after that, a billion more will be walking among them (Census np). Think about that number for a moment, nine billion. Roughly 75,000 people fit in the typical professional football stadium. If you’ve ever been to a packed stadium you know that 75,000 people is an impressive amount of people. Now, to put it into perspective, think about the fact that 75,000 is just a measly 0.0000083% of nine billion. Millions of the people on earth already do not get enough food, but everyone knows that. Commercials are broadcasted on the television constantly, telling us how a commitment of a few dollars a month will feed several kids who would
Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, of the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals, announces that more than half of the pets in our country are overweight. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over 90 percent of animal owners are unaware of their pet’s ideal weight. Dr. Lichtenberger urges owners to be more aware of their pet’s ideal weight.
The over-arching problem that Breeder’s Own Pet Foods has is which marketing-strategy would best serve as a vehicle for entry into the dog food retail business. Additionally, it has to select the most prominent geographic location (s) for distribution of its product. Another root problem component is how to get the supermarkets to stock and distribute this dog food since it is in the frozen category and may not appeal to traditional dog food buyers because they don’t readily associate dog food with frozen goods.
healthy dog is a happy dog, and we all want our pets to be as happy as possible. But do you know what you can do to help your dog be (and stay) in tip-top condition from puppyhood right through to his senior years? Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. The journey to a healthier pet, however, begins with eight simple steps. STEP 1: THE RIGHT DIET The old health campaign slogan that “you are what you eat” applies just as
There is no doubt that obesity in pets can be detrimental to their health and shorten their lifespan. Even though dog owners in developed countries have a basic knowledge of what is best for their dogs, obesity in pets is still an epidemic (Corbee, 2012 p. 904). There are many factors that contribute to this epidemic, some can be directly linked to the owner’s bad habits. Human’s bad habits can transfer to their dog such as weight gain as both dog and human tend to share the same lifestyle. For example, factors may be arbitrarily associated with owners not being fully educated on what is the “norm” for their dog’s breed, feeding proportions, types of food, exercise regiments, being neutered, and socioeconomic status of the owner (Degelin and Rock 2012, p. 40).