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Sterilized Dogs Live Significantly Longer
2013-04-18 14:34:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It turns out, Bob Barker's advice to "have your pet spayed or neutered" wasn't just a tip for controlling the stray animal population. New research from the University of Georgia suggests that spaying or neutering your dog adds extra time to their life and reduces the risk of several specific causes of death. For the study, the team examined 40,139 death records from the Veterinary Medical Database spanning a 10-year...

Backaches Evolved Once We Started To Walk Upright
2013-02-15 19:08:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling like your feet are a little sore or you have a backache after a day of shopping or walking around town? Well, scientists now say you can blame that on evolution. Bruce Latimer, an anthropologist from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, says adapting to upright walking has resulted in physical challenges that affect most humans. "If an engineer were given the task to design the human body, he...

2012-12-31 05:01:29

Although winter is still in full swing, Hands N Paws, one of the largest retailers of online clothes for small dogs, has recently added a plethora of new options for dog owners looking to buy designer raincoats and booties. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 With winter still rearing its ugly head throughout most of the country, pet owners might not be thinking about spring and the wet weather that it can bring. For parts of the country that do not get snow flurries, or for...

Man’s New Best Friend Is A Rat
2012-12-28 10:45:05

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The dog has been caught unaware by a competitor for man´s affections. And sure, the dog has a strong foothold on its title of ℠Man´s Best Friend´. But this new species angling for the position of top dog and the surreptitious behavior it displays in doing so can only lead one to surmise that this animal is acting, well, like a rat. The reason one might perceive the rat´s march toward domesticity as...

2012-10-13 04:03:55

Portland-based Pawsitive Lighting launches the Sol Box, which is the first and only light box designed to treat seasonal affective disorder in cats and dogs. By simulating sunlight, the Sol Box works as a natural antidepressant to fight winter depression. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Temperatures are dropping as we near the winter season, but do we have more than just cold weather to fear? Many parts of the country receive little to no sunlight during these frigid months and it...

Newborn Mice Rely On Mother's Odor For Breastfeeding
2012-10-05 13:52:58

[Watch Video: Newborn Mice Depend On Mom's Signature Scent] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sometimes, not finding what you are looking for can lead to even more interesting avenues of research. That is what a recent international research team found out when they were searching for a pheromone trigger for newborn infant suckling responses in mice. The results of their study have been published in the journal, Current Biology. Long-held wisdom has been that...

2012-07-20 23:01:37

VITAL VITIES, vitamins for dogs and cats, celebrates 5 years helping to prevent cancer, diabetes, and more, providing essential nutrients to promote health as pet disease incidence continues to grow. Clearwater, Fl (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 VITAL VITIES, vitamins for dogs and cats, celebrates 5 years helping prevent cancer, diabetes, joint pain, and more as disease in pets continues to rise. Designed by the highly acclaimed holistic and integrative veterinarian, Dr. Deva Khalsa, VITAL VITIES...


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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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