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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Your Vet Could Be Totally Wrong If She Claims This
« Last post by Pookie on Today at 12:43:51 PM »
I didn't have time to read the whole article, but I will say, some of those diseases (e.g. diabetes, FLUTD) are more diet-related than hereditary, IMO.  I would love to ask the vet who listed those 5 diseases about what those kitties were eating.  My guess is they're eating kibble.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Your Vet Could Be Totally Wrong If She Claims This
« Last post by DeeDee on Today at 11:08:34 AM »
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Most discussions about genetic diseases in pets involve dogs, because more dogs than cats are purebred and acquire specific inherited traits passed from one generation to the next. But what about our feline family members? Do they acquire genetic diseases as well?

Unlike purebred dogs, the majority of domestic kitties reproduce without interference from humans. This helps to dilute disease-causing genes in their lineage, with the result that they acquire inherited disorders less often. However, pedigreed cats tend to follow a more predictable pattern of disease inheritance similar to their canine counterparts.

Pet insurance carriers and animal hospital databases keep records of the most frequently diagnosed diseases in kitties, which are "… complexly inherited and involve combinations of multiple genes and environmental factors," according to Dr. Jerold S. Bell of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.1

"Genetic diseases should be recognized in practice because they must be treated as chronic illnesses — not episodic diseases," says Bell, who lists the top five genetic diseases of cats as feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), diabetes mellitus, lymphocytic or plasmacytic inflammatory disease, polycystic kidney disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

It's important to keep in mind that just because some veterinarians believe certain disorders are inherited in certain breeds, it doesn't mean your cat of that breed is destined to acquire those conditions. There are steps you can take to help prevent your kitty from acquiring diseases to which she may be predisposed, and there are ways to successfully treat or effectively manage existing genetic conditions.

Read the conditions at: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2017/06/20/cat-genetic-diseases.aspx
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Techies / Re: Is there a way to prevent an image from being stolen?
« Last post by Pookie on June 22, 2017, 10:52:03 PM »
Thanks, everyone.  Yeah, the "attachment" part confused me, too.   :)

I don't mean to sound cranky, but I'm not willing to pay for Photoshop.  It amazes me how much money you're expected to spend when looking for a job.  I can pay a photographer to do a headshot, I'm supposed to have business cards (got them from Staples for $10), etc.  I don't like the idea of putting my picture out there to begin with, so I'm certainly not going to pay a photographer, or for software just to try to keep my image from showing up somewhere else.  I wasn't even sure if there was a way to protect the photo, but this is helpful to know.  I did find out that my laptop has a built-in camera (I actually have something taped over it), so I can use that to take my picture (my cell is voice only and I don't think it can do selfies, anyway).  But I'm just not comfortable with it.

It also saddens me how many "sheep" are out there that have no problem with this "requirement" of having a picture on there.  But that's a whole other rant.

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What about an older picture?  Not 20 years ago old, but not this week recent. 

I don't really have any.  I don't like getting my picture taken unless with family, and we haven't taken pics in a while.  The LI photo is supposed to show me in business clothes (at least up top), somewhat recent and looking like a professional.  A family pic would be something for Facebook and I don't think cropping any of the family pics would look very good.  Plus, my appearance may have changed a bit since then.

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Pookie.  I understand your reluctance.  I wouldn't do it either.

Believe me, I'd rather not.  It's hard to ignore people who tell you that you MUST have a pic on LI or recruiters won't look at you.  I had one person say she won't connect with someone who's profile doesn't have a pic, unless she knows them, because they're "not playing by the rules."  What I want to know is:  who's making up these "rules?" ???

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I was thinking of something a little more blurry.... lack of a better word. 

Do you mean like the black and white photos of celebrities back in the 30's and 40's?  There was a kind of . . . soft edge to their faces, etc.  Not sharp and crisp.  I tried to find an image but all of the ones I found were the "sharp/crisp" variety.

This is close to what I mean:

http://crazywebsite.com/Free-Galleries-01/Girls/Photos_WWII_Vintage_Pinups-3/classic_sexy_Yank_pinup_girl_Hayward_Susan-2LGEX.jpg
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Techies / Re: Is there a way to prevent an image from being stolen?
« Last post by DeeDee on June 22, 2017, 07:39:41 PM »
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Welllllll, you did say... "I adjusted the one in the photo attached ..."


LOL. No. That's what the directions say, and I didn't save the photo from the one that gave those directions.
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Music / Re: Anyone Else Like Led Zeppelin?
« Last post by Lola on June 22, 2017, 07:38:43 PM »
I had a British friend tell me that the singer sounds more like Robert Plant than Robert Plant. LOL

THAT is funny!
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Techies / Re: Is there a way to prevent an image from being stolen?
« Last post by Lola on June 22, 2017, 07:37:45 PM »
There's not an attachment. It's just directions for adding that type of watermark in Photoshop. I saved the directions years ago.

Welllllll, you did say...
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I adjusted the one in the photo attached ....
   Silly7
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Techies / Re: Is there a way to prevent an image from being stolen?
« Last post by DeeDee on June 22, 2017, 07:30:38 PM »
I was thinking of something a little more blurry.... lack of a better word. 

I think I've figured out what you mean. Lower the pixels so that it looks like an old-fashioned scan used to do.
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Techies / Re: Is there a way to prevent an image from being stolen?
« Last post by DeeDee on June 22, 2017, 07:27:56 PM »
Dee..I don't see an attachment?


There's not an attachment. It's just directions for adding that type of watermark in Photoshop. I saved the directions years ago.
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Techies / Re: Is there a way to prevent an image from being stolen?
« Last post by Middle Child on June 22, 2017, 07:25:57 PM »
Dee..I don't see an attachment?

Pookie.  I understand your reluctance.  I wouldn't do it either.
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Music / Re: Anyone Else Like Led Zeppelin?
« Last post by DeeDee on June 22, 2017, 07:25:02 PM »
I had a British friend tell me that the singer sounds more like Robert Plant than Robert Plant. LOL
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