Dog Fighting History

Written by Matthew Seigneur

Dog Fighting History

Using dogs in fighting has been around for hundreds maybe thousands of years. The Romans, Greeks, Spanish and French used dogs for fighting.

Fighting between all kinds of animals have always been a very popular event. As far back as can be recalled dogs called gladiator were bred forrepparttar sole purpose of dog fighting.

The British began breedingrepparttar 125779 bulldog forrepparttar 125780 sole reason of dog on dog combat, but they were notrepparttar 125781 first; since this event has been around sincerepparttar 125782 day ofrepparttar 125783 Roman Empire. The dogs thatrepparttar 125784 British used are commonly known today asrepparttar 125785 American Pit Bull Terrier.

The bulldog is well known for being used to manage unruly bulls, and by hunters for helping them in catching and holding wild boars or other big game.

Since,repparttar 125786 bull dog was so popular for these types of activitiesrepparttar 125787 sport of bullbaiting became very popular. Bullbaiting was where bulldogs and other larger animals were pitted together.

Animals such as horses, bears, lions, and yes even men were put together forrepparttar 125788 sole purpose of fighting. This bullbaiting sport was eventually outlawed, sorepparttar 125789 public turned to dog fighting. Dog Fighting was economically better forrepparttar 125790 owners ofrepparttar 125791 fighters, because they did not need as much room forrepparttar 125792 fighting area, and they only had to feed two dogs; instead of one dog and a larger animal. Also, with just dogs fighting it would be easier to hold these fights in secret ifrepparttar 125793 need arose.

Dog/Canine Diabetes

Written by Matthew Seigneur

What is canine diabetes?

Canine diabetes is a condition where there is a deficiency ofrepparttar hormone insulin or maybe insensitivity to it. Insiderepparttar 125778 islet cells ofrepparttar 125779 pancreas insulin is produced.

Insulin is usually responsible for controllingrepparttar 125780 body’s main fuel, glucose. Insulin does this by preventingrepparttar 125781 glucose production inrepparttar 125782 liver and it also ensures that glucose that is taken in from food that is in excess is put into body stores.

In a dog that has canine diabetes, they do not have enough insulin to turn offrepparttar 125783 glucose production byrepparttar 125784 liver or to store it efficiently.

What this means is thatrepparttar 125785 glucose rises and will exceed a level in whichrepparttar 125786 kidneys letrepparttar 125787 glucose intorepparttar 125788 urine. This will causerepparttar 125789 need to urinate more frequently. What arerepparttar 125790 signs of canine diabetes?

Excessive urination is one ofrepparttar 125791 first signs you will notice, with alsorepparttar 125792 intake of more water. Dog with canine diabetes also tend to lose weight because they breakdown stores of fat and protein in order to make glucose and ketones inrepparttar 125793 liver.

Other signs may include cataracts, increased appetite, decrease in activity, and recurring infections.

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