Monday, May 21, 2018

Cat Yoga: What Is Cat Yoga? Origins, Benefits And More

Cat Yoga: What Is Cat Yoga? Origins, Benefits And More


Have you honestly thought Cat Yoga was just a cute tease for all feline lovers, you aren't alone on that sentiment. On the contrary to the adorable popular internet memes, Cat Yoga has been around for more than 3 years, and it all started at a Cat shelter in Australia. The inspiration? Fondly derived from unpredictable interruptions caught during Yoga sessions by Cat owners— truth be told, these are pretty hilarious.
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Fun Fact #1      The Cat Shelter eventually began conducting Yoga classes involving their shelter Cats within the mix, as means of raising funds, and finding potential adopters all at the same time!



What Is Cat Yoga?


For the avid Cat lovers of Singapore, Cat Yoga is now available, mostly at selected Cat Cafes. It's a Yoga session in the company of curious, sassy, adorable Kitties! Yes, for one thing in this metropolis, we sure catch on trends pretty quickly. Need a refreshing change to the usual visit to a Cat Cafes in Singapore? Cat Yoga could just be the way to go!




Benefits Of Cat Yoga


Needless to say, Cat Yoga comprises of Yoga itself, for the most part— of which some key beneifts include:

Relaxing tensed muscles 
Easing chronic pains
Better regulated breathing
Greater sense of physical balance
Achieving inner harmony

As excellent as these benefits seem, we feel it is only justifiable if we split this segment into two different groups, and how one might perceive Yoga— as individuals whom have tried Yoga, and those whom are new to it :


1. First-Timer at Yoga — Never given a go at Yoga, ever? Worry not! Classes are already made available by collaborations between existing Yogi Masters and Cat Cafe(s) in Singapore. No prior experience is required, pick it up on the go as you would at a normal Yoga class, with the guidance of skilled Yogis. Additionally, your love for felines could take the edge off a first-time class even further!

Be amongst close proximity with Cats whom love to knead, paw and really just laze around anywhere they deem cosy. In case you didnt know, Cats LOVE these Yoga Mats— It’s almost like an irresistible play-thing.

Be alerted of the next Cat Yoga session in Singapore by keeping yourselves updated with our events tab, like and follow our Facebook page so you don’t miss a thing!

Related:
Cat Behaviour: Seven Reasons To Why Cats Love Kneading


2. The Yoga Fanatic — Already a fan of this body-wellness? Spice things up with a bunch of curious Felines! Challenge yourself amongst these four-legged Yogi Masters— only one of the most agile creatures in the world, by the way. What you can expect is an array of distractions as these purrrfect Yogi Masters try to throw you off your balance and snoop around to approve your postures and moves. What better way to test your Yoga finesse than hopping onto a Cat Yoga class? J
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Is Cat Yoga Worth A Try?


Young and Old, Cat Yoga is suitable for anyone...especially if you adore Cats. Healthy living and positive vibes— and how could anyone could pass up some Kitty cuddles after class? Share that mutual satisfaction of a good ol’stretcchhhhh with your newly made feline friends!

Fun Fact #2      More often than rather, a portion of the proceeds from these Cat Yoga classes/sessions go to a local animal shelter. Read up on the details before signing up if you must!

One word of advice though, keep your expensive-designer Yoga mats at home, unless you don’t mind some claws sinking into them— you can't blame a kitty for one of their classic antics!

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Beagle Dog Breed: Scent Hounds Of Hare Hunting

Beagle Dog Breed: Scent Hounds Of Hare Hunting


The Beagle Dog breed has been around for centuries, droopy ears, large round eyes and the infamous tri-coloured patches on their coats make this Dog breed one of the most recognizable breed on the streets anywhere. With facial expressions that look like they're always pleading for something, its tough to say no to these puppy-dog eyes.

But are you suitable for a Beagle?

Beagle Dog Breed


Another extremely ancient Dog breed, the ancestral origins of Beagles can be traced back almost 2500 years ago. They were first developed during the 11th century, when the sport of Hare-hunting was at its peak of popularity. A cross-breed of the Talbot Hound (known for their innate scenting instincts) and the Grey Hound (for extra speed), resulted in a breed named the Southern Hound, which is believed to be one of the Beagle’s ancestoral breeds.
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During the 1300’s to 1500’s, Kings of England owned packs of miniature Beagles, which were fondly nicknamed Glove Beaglesit was said that these Beagles were so tiny, they could fit into gloves. Even Queen Elizabeth I owned a Beagle so tiny, it was known as a Pocket Beagle. How tiny? These Beagles were only approximately 23 cm tall! The name Pocket and Glove Beagle also loosely referred to how these miniature Beagles could fit into saddle bags for a hunting trip. Their tiny physiques made them perfect for a chase in thick bushes. Unfortunately, the miniature Beagle did not continue its lineage. 

Northern and Southern Hounds — By the 18th century, there were two separate types; Southern Hound, and the Northern Hound. Northern Hounds were smaller in size and speedier, but less inclined to picking up scents as compared to the Southern Hound. 
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Fun Fact #1      Did you know, the Beagle breed was once on the brink of extinction due to the introduction of Fox-hunting? Since Beagles were best at hunting Hares, they were almost rendered obsolete with the decline in popularity for Hare-hunting.

New developments were made by cross-breeding with larger Stag hounds, birthing a type more suitable for Fox hunting. The original Beagle standards for Hare-hunting was maintained by farmers in the South, for their own Hare-hunting purposes— Beagle Club of England and the Association of Masters of Harriers and Beagles were formed in the year 1890 and 1891 respectively, setting the standards for Beagles. Packs of Beagles in England began increasing from 18 to 44 with the guidance of these groups, preserving the standards and lineage of Beagles we see today! Beagles were introduced to America during the 1840’s and recognized as a breed by AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1885.



Beagle Dog Breed Appearance


Features — A squarish muzzle coupled with strong jaws, large brown eyes and a head that sits on a neck of an appropriate length— just long enough for them to pick up scents from the ground.  Another recognizable feature of a Beagle are their long soft ears, usually hung forward, reaching their jawlines.
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Colour — As we have mentioned earlier, there’s no mistaking the appearance of a Beagle, they are easily recognizable by their tri-coloured coats of mainly White, Black, and Tan or Brown.

Fun Fact #2      As puppies, Beagles are born with a coat of White with Black patches. Throughout their aging process, some of these Black patches fade to become Tan or Brown.

Size — Beagles have a relatively muscular body and it ends off with a long tail with a signature white tip. Standing at an average of 30 to 40 cm tall from the withers, an adult Beagle can weigh from 8 to 16 kgs, Female Beagles are usually of a smaller size.



Grooming A Beagle


Beagles do not require trimming or clipping of fur. Their medium short coats only require brushing one to two times per week. These easily-maintained coats do shed all year round, so keeping a vacuum in your household comes in extra handy. A bath should only be necessary when they've been in contact with dirt outdoors, or simply to keep their coats clean and smelling fresh.
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Check those large hanging ears for build-up and clean them out with a Vet-approved cleanser and cotton ball. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing their teeth with a Vet-approved toothpaste. Nails should be trimmed whenever necessary, long as they're not clacking on the ground, they're doing fine!

If you are unsure how to perform these tasks, approach a trusted Groomer or Veterinarian for professional help!



Beagle Dog Breed Personality


Mischievous, joyful, and outgoing, Beagles may even alert you when there are intruders or strangers within your premises. However, they can also be easily won-over with food (or anything that smells delectable really). Additionally, their friendly nature makes them unsuitable as guard Dogs. Training is said to be quite a feat, due to their keen sense of smell, rendering them easily distracted.

Fun Fact #3      Beagles are ranked one of the top breeds for their abilities to trace scents, alongside Bloodhounds and Basset Hounds. This was proven through copious research over 13 years!
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 Since Beagles are naturally pack animals, they do not thrive on being alone for long periods of time. The lack of attention and ample exercise may result in destructive behaviour, much like Siberian Huskies. Early socialization and training can prevent such behavioural issues. You can expect your Beagle companion to enjoy a good run with you alongside their joyous demeanor
Hot Tip: Training a Beagle can be made more effective by positively rewarding treats, thanks to their excellent sense of smell! Trust them to sniff out a great snack, way more than other breeds!


Fun Fact #4      Did you know, the well re-known cartoon character Snoopy, is actually based on a Beagle Dog? 

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Our website is a work in progress, however, if you did find our articles interesting please do feel free to share! For more Pet care tips and other Pet-related articles, head to www.thepetsdialogue.com ☺



Disclaimer


This article was written with informational purposes, as you know, we’d love to share our collective research and experiences as fellow Pet owners and lovers. It is not meant to alternate in any way as advice or diagnosis of Professionals.

ThePetsDialogue claims no credit for images posted on this article unless otherwise displayed/stated. All rights go to respective owners as mentioned. If you do not wish for your image(s) to appear here do drop us an e-mail and it will be removed promptly. If you do wish to use any of our original published information, you are welcome to contact us!