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Here’s Some Useful Ragdoll Cat Information

Before deciding to buy a ragdoll cat, it is important to first learn about the breed, their personality, their behaviour and any health problems associated wit the breed. Searching for ragdoll cat information is made distinctly easier by access to the internet, a simple internet search on a popular search engine will yield millions of results.

However it is important to remember that not everything you read is necessarily true, there is a lot of ‘hype’ about ragdolls, and many half-truths and generalized information which you must bypass to get the real honest ragdoll cat information.

Ragdoll cats are indeed docile, laid back creatures, they will happily spend hours curled up on you knee or next to you, but they do have their playful side. Consider ragdolls to be like children, they are innocent, trusting and sweet, but they can often be very playful and even destructive.

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? As part of OCF’s statewide Children’s Dental Health Initiative, OCF Consultant for Oral Health Education Annette Leong connects with parents across Oregon to ensure they understand the importance of their children’s teeth and provides strategies to encourage healthy behaviors. Find out more about the Children’s Dental Health initiative here:

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Qualities to Look For in a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer, many people tell me they feel confused and overloaded by the overabundance of information on health and fitness out there. When I first started working out, I was not sure what to do either. As a result, I made mistakes and spun my wheels a bit at times. Slowly and steadily, I developed a system that allowed me to separate bad from good information and make informed decisions about which diet and exercise protocols to put time and effort towards. In this article, I'm going to explain how I decide who to take advice from, and how you can apply the same principles to your own learning and toward hiring a coach or personal trainer.

The first thing I look for is if the information is science-based. Science provides a systematic approach to finding the answers to questions, like if a certain diet causes cancer, or … Read More