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“Peace Day” – August 21, 2015 – McWhopper Fiasco

I just read an article, about the McWhopper Fiasco, on my friend’s website, Tasty Here is the link.

The story is about a proposal from Burger King to McDonald’s, for them to come together as friends and not rivals on “Peace Day” 2015. The article goes into detail about the proposal and my friend’s reactions to McDonald’s response.

After reading the article, I could not help but to remember about a similar incident in a movie. Many many people love and watch this movie, every year at Thanksgiving, without fail. I wrote a paragraph about it below, as the best example that I could think of to demonstrate two rivals coming together for a common cause.

In the movie “Miracle On 34th Street”, two of the biggest stores in New York, Macy’s and Gimbel’s, came together and started operating as friends instead of enemies. I say as friends, because they didn’t actually merge in the movie, they would just tell their customers if the other store was selling an item that they did not carry, or that they were out of at the time. In the movie, Macy’s did not have a pair of roller skates that a little girl told the Macy’s Santa that she wanted for Christmas. Well. The Santa knew that Gimbel’s had them for sale. He was able to get the Mother away from the little girl and tell her where to find the skates. When the word got out about the “helpful” Santa at Macy’s, Gimbel’s decided to approach Macy’s and see if the two stores could start telling their customers which store had what items for sale. Let’s say, (I’m saying this, it wasn’t in the movie) Macy’s would tell their customer if Gimbel’s had bedroom slippers for the man of the house that they didn’t have, and Gimbel’s would tell their customer if Macy’s had a particular nightie that they didn’t have. They were working together peacefully as friends instead of enemies.

“Peace Day” is a very important start to what could be a world changing event. It is possible that “Peace Day” could one day be observed and celebrated in many countries all over the world. Wouldn’t that be something? If other countries were to celebrate a day of the observance of peace. A day where, for at least a period of 24 hours, there were no gun shots, no bombs, no grenades, no torpedoes, or any other explosive device being shot off, and no screams from stabbings. If there was absolute quiet from these types of noises

I am a dreamer and an optimist. My dreams would take it a step further and visualize all of the countries that observed “Peace Day” liking it so much that they would see just how long the peace could or would last.  It would be a nice thing to measure how many days or weeks or months that could pass without the horrible noises. If everybody would realize that it’s the violence that kills so many people, then there could absolutely be a change toward world peace. Just think about how many families and whole communities and possibly even civilizations have been wiped out due to the violence. It is my hope and prayer that “Peace Day” will continue for many many years.

Family Discovers Disgusting Secret Hiding In Their New Mattress.


Published on May 29, 2015

They will not be shopping at that store ever again after this chilling find. This is the horrible moment a family made a grim discovery inside a newly-purchased mattress.   is the website where this article is originally posted.


Up until now, I always thought that Beautyrest was up in the top mattress makers in the USA. After seeing this, I will not ever buy a Beautyrest Mattress. Not only will I not but a Beautyrest Mattress myself, but I will tell all of my friends not to but one, and to pass the word around what their practice is. Their practice is to cover old disgusting mattresses with new tops and sell them as new mattresses. I also have a website where I try to pass on interesting, informative, and/or important information to my readers. This will definitely be on it, along with the video. Even though the people are speaking Spanish, you can tell from the video exactly what they are talking about. This is just a disgrace for any company to have such shady and disreputable practices as what I have just seen. I hope they get hit with a huge fine and a really bad review from the Better Business Bureau!!!!!

I felt this was important enough to copy in its’ entirety.


Family Discovers Disgusting Secret Hiding In Their New Mattress.

I Feel Sick!


New Mattress

When you buy a new product, you expect a NEW product. Unfortunately for some like the family featured below, new doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone.

Watch as this Spanish-speaking family opens up a bright new mattress – when you see what they found inside, you’ll want to throw up!

They pulled off the protective wrapping of their “brand-new” mattress, and it really looks beautiful and actually well, new. But once they got a whiff of the abhorrent smell emanating from the mattress, they knew something was definitely wrong.

So they started pulling it apart and someone grabbed the video camera – luckily they were able to document the whole experience.

On the inside of the mattress they found mold, mildew and all sorts of disgusting junk. They kept removing the padding and found that this wasn’t a new mattress at all, just an old disgusting one with a new coat of paint – or in this case, a mattress cover.

Deceitful business practices like this are unacceptable in every case – it’s insane that the company even thought that they could get away with this scheme. Unfortunately for them, most people have noses though.

What do you think should happen to the company that decided to try and sell such a horrible product? Sound off in the comments!


Tattoo Ink Gives A False Postive On Mom’s Cancer Scan

****************************************************************************** This article, like many others is from Little budha. I felt that it was important enough to copy and share here. This is a great preventative article in that it can warn people with tattoos ahead of time to beware of the false positive cancer diagnosis. That way they can ask for further diagnostic tests be done to either confirm or negate (rule out) the diagnosis of cancer.


Tattoo Ink Gives A False Positive On Mom’s Cancer Scan

It doesn’t get much more terrifying than learning that you’ve been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.

For many people, learning of a cancer diagnosis can be completely debilitating, just like many of life’s curveballs. During these difficult times, you trust what a doctor tells you, but what happens when even the best doctor is mistaken? A California woman learned the hard way that sometimes a false positive can be the best thing to happen to you.

The mother of four was probably devastated when she went for a recent PET scan to learn that her cervical cancer had spread to her pelvis. She was scheduled to have her reproductive organs removed, when the scan left doctors concerned that the cancer cells were spreading so quickly. The doctors went through with the surgery, but were shocked to find that the cells that were shown to be cancerous during the scan were actually completely normal.

The cells near her pelvis that lit up on the imaging machine were actually ink deposits from the multiple tattoos that covered her legs. The woman’s doctor, Dr. Ramez Eskander, told CBS in the following video, “What we wanted to do is educate physicians, patients, families. When there is a PET scan that shows a bright lymph node, if a patient has significant tattoos or body art, than you have to be cognizant that these might be false positives.”

If you know someone who has multiple tattoos, this is an interesting story to share with them, but either way, it’s completely shocking.

To watch the the video please go to:

Do You Support The Cross?


I will put this notice on my post from now on, every time that I copy a post from Facebook, so all of my readers will know that this is not my work, but that of someone else. This, like so many of my posts have, came from Facebook. The article was from Fox & Friends‘s photo.


It was a symbol of hope during darkest days following the September 11th attacks. The miracle cross is set to be displayed in the 9/11 Museum, but an atheist group is protesting! Do you support the cross?


Yes, I support the cross. I think the atheist must believe there is such a thing as God or they wouldn’t be so worried about all of the religious symbols and preachings. If they didn’t believe, why would they worry about other people seeing the religious symbols and hearing the preachings. They are afraid if they see and hear it too much that they might be converted is what I think.

All Christians need to ban together and stand up for what we believe.

Her House Looked Normal From The Outside, But When They Walked In, They Were SHOCKED!


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Her House Looked Normal From The Outside, But When They Walked In, They Were SHOCKED!
Coca-Cola House From Outside
By Cassandra Lewis
Lillian of County Cork, Ireland has just revealed a shocking secret about her humble suburban home.
Though it may look ordinary from the outside, it’s anything but once you step inside!
Everyone has a private obsession. For most, it’s usually something simple, like a shelf of Special Moments figurines. For others, it’s a bit quirkier, like a collection of 46 bridal bouquets.
But for Lillian, a wife and mother of two, it’s Coca-Cola.
For over 30 years, Lillian has been collecting Coke memorabilia.
Now, her home serves as a live-in shrine to the yummy soda. What started as a tiny collection of old Coke cans has now blossomed into a household theme!
Drenched from wall-to-wall in red and white, and peppered with the world-famous famous logo, this home is nothing short of a personal Coke museum.
But for many, Coke is more than just a carbonated drink; it’s a nostalgic American icon that brings up warm memories of days gone by.
After you scroll through Lillian’s amazing collection, paired with some interesting Coke facts, be sure to watch the video at the end! It’s a little slice of the past that you won’t want to miss!
Coca-Cola, the most widely distributed product in the world, was invented in 1886 by a pharmacist named John Stith Pemberton.
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Pemberton, a veteran who was badly wounded in the Civil War, invented this “French Wine Coca” as a substitute for morphine, to which he’d become addicted.
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Later renamed for its two core ingredients — extracts of the coca leaf and the kola nut — Coca-Cola was soon patented and sold as a “nerve tonic.”
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The fizzy, “medicinal” drink was said to cure many diseases, including opium and morphine addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headache, and impotence.
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Neurasthenia, or “tired nerves,” was a prevalent disorder of the 1800s caused by “the hurry, bustle, and incessant drive of the American temperament.” Coca-Cola was a fashionable remedy for this ailment.
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Many people think Coke was popular because of its controversial ingredient — cocaine. However, the soft drink contained such small traces of the intoxicating substance, even a teeny-tiny ant couldn’t have gotten such a buzz from one.
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Cocaine was actually a very common ingredient during the late 1800s, found in tablets, wine, liqueurs, hypodermic injections, and coca-leaf cigarettes. It wasn’t until 1929 that all traces of cocaine were removed from Coca-Cola’s famous recipe.
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During World War I, the Coca-Cola company took a huge hit due to sugar rationing — but when World War II began, Coke positioned itself as a “soldier’s drink.”
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FMDuring wartime, soldiers depended heavily on Coca-Cola as a pick-me-up. One military surgeon said, “I cannot conceive of a greater calamity worse than a loss of the base supply of Coca-Cola.”
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FMDuring the 1930s, the soda forever engrained itself in American culture when Santa Claus — decked in red and white — made his first appearance in a Coca-Cola ad. Now, almost 130 years after its invention, this delicious soda still dominates the world’s soft drink market!
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Be sure to watch the vintage commercial below, and please SHARE if you know any Coke lovers who would enjoy this house!
 The Coca- Cola Commercial from YouTube
I have always liked the Coca-Cola commercial and wanted a copy of it. Thank you YouTube for posting it. Now I have a copy of it. I hope my viewers like it as much as I do.

First-Aid and CPR for your Animal


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There is a great article on how to handle emergencies involving your pets. I have pasted the URL for the article below.  I have also copied the article just below the URL.


CPR and First Aid For Animals

Why learning First-Aid and CPR for your animal is a smart move


First-Aid and CPR for your Animal

Emergencies can occur suddenly and without warning. Has an outdoor cookout ever been so inviting that your pooch couldn’t resist reaching up for a sizzling treat? Has your cat’s tail ever been accidentally closed in a door? Have you found a dog left in a car and suffering from heat stroke? Have you ever feared your cat would get bitten by a bee and suffer an allergic reaction? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’ll realize that being prepared applies not just to the Boy Scouts, but to you as well.

Statistics show that preventable accidents are the leading cause of death among companion animals. According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), one out of four additional animals could be saved if just one pet first aid technique was applied.

In an emergency, First-Aid is the initial and often most critical step. Knowing what to do in those first few moments can save your animal’s life. The most accomplished veterinary surgeon will not be able to bring your dog or cat back once his heart and lungs have stopped, but by knowing the life-saving skills of First-Aid and CPR, you can keep your animal’s organs working until professional medical help is available.

Many of us have taken human First-Aid or CPR courses. However, dogs and cats don’t share the same anatomy as us. Although the concept is the same, the techniques differ. In addition, we can’t ask our dog or cat, “Where does it hurt?” or “Did you just eat something out of the trash?” Pet-specific training is therefore essential.

Anyone you entrust the care of your dog or cat to should also know these important life-saving skills. It’s a great responsibility to look after someone’s four-legged friend, and a good pet sitter, groomer or caregiver should be ready for the unexpected.

“I was caring for two precious Cairn terriers and had just given them a doggie treat when one of them suddenly started choking,” said Tina Kenny of TLC Pet Sitting. “As I watched her desperately trying to cough up the biscuit lodged in her throat, I realized she needed my help. I am so grateful I had taken a Pet First-Aid class just the day before. I quickly took the appropriate action (side chest thrusts) and the biscuit shot out of her mouth and across the kitchen floor. There was nothing quite as rewarding as knowing I had saved the day for this helpless little dog, and her wagging tail and thankful licks let me know she felt the same way.”

Cat mom Heidi Fielding adds that one of the biggest benefits of taking a Pet First-Aid class is that it gave her “confidence in dealing with an emergency situation.” Knowing what to do is no good if you don’t have the confidence to react and use that knowledge.

CPR for Animals

As in humans, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency technique used when an animal has stopped breathing or has no heartbeat. It involves learning how to do rescue breathing (mouth-to-snout resuscitation) and chest compressions, by following three basic principles or ABCs of CPR – Airway, Breathing and Circulation.

In addition to these techniques, a Pet First-Aid class should include care for heat stroke, choking, poisoning, gastrointestinal upsets, burns, seizures and wounds as well as emergency prevention. To complete the training, you should purchase or put together your own Pet First-Aid kit.

Paula Deen Asked To Step Down


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Paula Deen asked to step down from network for pitching product during cooking show.


Paula Deen asked to step down from network for pitching product during cooking show. 

news At 68 years old, Paula Deen is looking better than ever. Many have tried to discover her secret: is it botox, expensive face lifts, or just good lighting?  But her young looks came with a cost, possibly her job.  Recently Paula was caught pitching her favorite skin product on the air and The Food Network was not happy about it.
After poking around the story and keeping our ears open, we can reveal the exclusive scoop detailing what she’s staying silent about… or trying to, at least! Read on to find out.

Paula Deen stumbled upon a shocking skin secret – one that’s changing her life (and her face!) each and every day. Upon more research, we’ve discovered that it’s one clever women around the world – and many Hollywood actresses – have been secretly using too.

These products were an exclusive only celeb secret until Amy Davis, a 54 year-old mother of three from Los Angeles, California was featured on the Dr. Oz Show. Amy’s testimonial revolutionized the industry. A perfect example of how a little smart-thinking and ingenuity can help you avoid unnecessary health risks and save you thousands of dollars in doctors’ bills.
Like most women, Amy didn’t have the extra cash to try out every celebrity-endorsed anti-aging “miracle cream” out there, let alone splurge on expensive elective medical procedures, like plastic surgery or facelifts.

Amy’s Solution Featured On Dr. Oz

After a year of doing thorough research and speaking to other women about their own skincare habits, she learned of two products that were yielding real results and helping women take years off their skin: Bellalabs and La Creme.
While each of these products were proven to be effective individually, one night, Amy made an accidental discovery that would revolutionize the whole skincare industry: shecombined them.
Using the two products together, Amy’s results were noticeably better than what you’d find at medi-spas for $5,000 or more. This combination removed virtually 90% of all her wrinkles and problem areas. It tightened her face and neck, removing all signs of sagging, aging, and dehydrated skin. Amy was able to see these dramatic anti-aging results simply by using our exclusive links to complimentary bottles of both products, brought to you by Doctor Oz himself. (see bottom)
Not long after, her easy, 2-product trick went viral and was featured on The Dr. Oz Show!

Our Clinical Studies

Through our research, we discovered that the real secret to cell revival and skin rejuvenation are two key ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Vitamin C

These are both natural ingredients that work together to erase wrinkles and fine lines at the cellular level – below the surface of the skin – which is why they’re so effective.
Hyaluronic Acid works by binding to moisture. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent natural skin plumper. It also helps your skin repair and regenerate itself after suffering from dryness, environmental stresses, or irritation.
Vitamin C is the key to maintaining healthy, youthful skin. It’s a powerful antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage, which causes skin’s dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. It helps combat and even reverse time’s effect on your skin, because it produces collagen – a protein which makes skin appear plump and firm. Applying Vitamin C to the skin topically is up to 20 times more effective than taking it orally.

Celebrities around the world like Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, and Sandra Bullock have all admitted to using Bellalabs and La Creme to maintain their youthful glow.

Dr. Richard Peters, a prominent dermatologist based in Beverly Hills, revealed to us that using Bellalabs and La Creme together is the celebrity secret to youthful skin because both products contain the purest and most powerful forms of Hyaluronic Acid andVitamin C. Best of all the products are all-natural, perfectly safe for all skin types, and have no nasty side effects.

“What Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C do is get rid of all the old, dead layers of skin and help your skin generate fresh new ones. Our tests show that you can erase almost 20 to 30 years off your face in less than 30 days. But the key is to choose the natural crèmes and serums that contain the highest and purest quality ingredients, since they’re not all the same.” – Dr. Oz

Here is Amy’s Story & 14 Day Cell Revival Results:

Before and after picture of Amy Davis. The picture on the right was taken after only 14 days of using Bellalabs and La Creme.

“How do I do it?”

“The trick is to combine Bellalabs and La Creme. These two products both contain high concentrations of pure Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C in just the right concentrations. I also discovered that they contain all sorts of anti-oxidants, an ingredient called Dermaxyl (also known as facelift in a jar) and Ester-C (the active anti-aging compound in Vitamin C). The instructions were easy to follow but very specific: they’re important to follow precisely because it does make a visible difference. You apply just a light coat of Bellalabson your face and neck after washing and drying your face, and gently pat La Cremearound the eye area before bed time. I saw results almost overnight, but after 14 days, the results were literally shocking. I looked how I used to look 20 years ago!” – Amy


After the first day of using Bellalabs and La Creme together, I was surprised at how wonderful they both made my skin feel. It felt like every last pore on my face was being tightened and pulled by a gigantic vacuum cleaner.

I don’t know how else to describe it! I could feel a warm tingling sensation on my cheeks, around my eyes, and on my forehead. I looked in the mirror and saw that my face looked a bit rosy – the result of revitalizing blood rushing to the surface of my skin to renew my face. After both products were absorbed into my skin, my face looked firmer and had a beautiful glow to it.


After five days of using Bellalabs and La Creme, I was shocked at the drastic results.

The lines, dark spots, and wrinkles – without question – were visibly reduced in size right before my eyes!

I was astonished by the results, and literally felt 20 years younger again. It was like watching all my wrinkles and fine lines vanish right off!

DAY 14

After 14 days, not only had all my doubts and scepticism absolutely vanished – SO DID MY WRINKLES!

The lines on my forehead, the loose, sagging skin on my neck, my crows’ feet – even the age spots on my face had COMPLETELY disappeared. I’ve never felt or seen anything tighten my skin with this kind of force before, no matter how expensive the product!

After the 2 weeks, my skin not only stayed that way, it actually improved every day until it became as beautiful and radiant as it was 20 years ago. By this point, all my friends and family were shocked. They couldn’t believe the difference, and were convinced I was lying about not getting botox!

Will This Work For You?
There are plenty of skincare gimmicks out there, and most of them are ridiculously expensive. With so many options it’s only natural for you to be sceptical about the results, and so I challenge you to do what I did: try it for yourself! Conduct your own study and see the incredible results in your mirror at home. You won’t believe YOUR before and after!
Once you’ve experienced this anti-aging skin saviour for yourself, please leave your comments below and share your success story with others, like Amy did. Document the progression and prove to the world that you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to LOOK AND FEEL GREAT.
Remember, you need to use both Bellalabs and La Creme in combination for best results.
For your convenience, we have provided the links that Amy used to sign up for her Free Samples of both Bellalabs Anti-Aging Treatment and La Creme.

Use the links below for FREE SAMPLE BOTTLES and you will get the lowest possible shipping price as well.
Remember, to get the BEST results you will want to try BOTH products together. Both serum and crème come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. With the discounted shipping costs you will be on your way to smooth skin for under $5. But hurry, these incredible Free trials don’t last forever.

Hydrogen Peroxide – Medical Miracle


I will put this notice on my post from now on, every time that I copy a post from Facebook, so all of my readers will know that this is not my work, but that of someone else. This, like so many of my posts have, came from Facebook. This was from CancerTruth‘s photo, and was shared on Facebook by Jack Sparks.


HEALTH TIP: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) ranks up there as one of the best household remedies. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the few “miracle substances” still available to the general public; it is safe, readily available, and dirt cheap. And best of all, it works!

Did you know that you probably had your first sip of hydrogen peroxide shortly after you took your first breath? That’s right… mother’s milk (especially colostrum) contains extremely high concentrations of H2O2. In light of the fact that we know that one of the main functions of mother’s milk is to activate and stimulate the immune system in the infant, the fact that it contains abnormally large amounts of H2O2 makes sense.

As far back as the early nineteenth century, hydrogen peroxide was widely used in medicine. Many bacterial diseases (including syphilis) responded to H2O2 when no other treatment was effective. In the early twentieth century, H2O2 was used to treat several common diseases, such as whooping cough, cholera, typhoid fever, ulcers, tuberculosis, and asthma. However, as the pharmaceutical industry began to develop expensive, new drugs, hydrogen peroxide was increasingly ignored and finally discarded as a treatment.

H2O2 stimulates natural killer (NK) cells, which attack cancer cells as they attempt to spread throughout the body. In the body’s immune response, hydrogen peroxide is released by T-cells to destroy invading bacteria, viruses and fungi. Blood platelets release hydrogen peroxide on encountering particulates in blood. In the large intestine, acidophilus lactobacillus produces H2O2 which keeps the ubiquitous candida yeast from multiplying out of control. When candida spreads out of the intestine, it escapes the natural control system and can gain a foothold in the organs of the body, causing what is called chronic fatigue syndrome.

During flu season, if the kiddos feel like they’re getting sick, we lay them down on their side and put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide into their ear. After a few seconds, the liquid will bubble, indicating that it is killing the infection. After 5 or 10 minutes, we turn them over and repeat on the other ear. No one yet fully understands the complete workings of hydrogen peroxide, but we do know that it is loaded with oxygen. We know that when H2O2 is taken into the body (orally or intravenously) the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues increases dramatically.

Hydrogen peroxide can also be used as a natural bleach to whiten clothes, as a spray to kill foot fungus, as a nasal spray to fight sinus infections, as an effective and inexpensive mouthwash, along with baking soda for natural toothpaste, and along with vinegar to create a non-toxic disinfecting agent. In tests run at Virginia Tech, the combination of H2O2 and vinegar (used as a spray mist) kills virtually all salmonella and E. coli bacteria on heavily contaminated food and surfaces.

Please remember that the hydrogen peroxide that is available at your local pharmacy (3% hydrogen peroxide) should NEVER be ingested orally, since it contains many stabilizers. The only grade recommended for internal use is 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, which must be properly diluted down to 3% with water. I personally use hydrogen peroxide each night before bed as a rinse and also a natural teeth whitener.

Head Pressing- A Warning of Serious Illness


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Head pressing is one of the biggest red flags that something is wrong. If your pet presses it’s head against a wall or an object, it’s time to see a veterinarian to rule out the following illnesses:…/head-pressing-a-wa…/


Head Pressing- A Warning of Serious Illness

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Have you ever seen a dog or cat press their head against the wall? It kind of looks adorable, but it isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Head pressing is one of the biggest red flags that something is wrong. If your pet presses it’s head against a wall or an object, it’s time to see a veterinarian to rule out the following illnesses:

  • toxic poisoning
  • brain tumor
  • liver shunt
  • metabolic disorder
  • prosencephalon disease
  • encephalitis
  • infection of the nervous system
  • stroke

Toxic Poisoning

A number of toxic chemicals can poison our dogs and cats. Certain foods, such as grapes and chocolate, can also cause toxic poisoning. Toxicity can eventually lead to a whole host of other health problems including cancer, arthritis, liver disease, and immune system and neurological disorders. Learn more about toxicity here.

Brain Tumors

A primary brain tumor occurs from cells normally found within the brain and its membranes, while a secondary brain tumor is the result of cancer or another tumor that has spread into the tissues of the brain. In addition to head pressing, symptoms include seizures, abnormal behavior, vision and mobility problems, and hyper-sensitivity to touch or pain around the neck and skull.

Liver Shunt

A liver shunt is a condition in which blood flow to and through the liver is compromised. It causes blood from the intestinal tract to bypass the liver and flow directly into the systemic bloodstream. This prevents the by-products from digested and absorbed food from being processed by the liver and removed from circulation. So the by-products remain in the bloodstream and can adversely affect some animals. One of the main symptoms is urate crystals and urate stones.

Metabolic Disorders

This is a broad category that encompasses hyper or hyponatremia, hepatic encephalopathy, hypoglycemia, and more. Metabolic disorders can be genetic or acquired and affect the body’s energy production and can damage tissues. Learn more.

Prosencephalon Disease

Pacing, circling, vision problems, seizures, changes in behavior, and damaged reflexes are other symptoms of prosencephalon disease. With this disease, the forebrain and thalamus parts of the brain are affected.


Inflammation of the brain can be caused by many factors, including reactions to vaccines and viral infections. Seizures, lethargy, and mobility issues are other symptoms.

Infection of the Nervous System

Rabies, parasites, and bacterial, viral, or fungal infections all affect the nervous system. These infections can be contracted through insect and animal bites, and from exposure to bacteria and viruses found in food and in the environment. Infections such as these are very serious and require immediate veterinary treatment.


Nancy Scanlan, DVM, advises that stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and is caused by a blood clot or ruptured blood vessel. Other symptoms of stroke include dizziness, staggering, falling, seizures, eyes flicking back and forth, sudden or gradual collapse, and a twisted or distortion of the neck or torso. Many factors can lead to stroke, including encephalitis, toxic poisoning, cancer, kidney disease, and more. If your pet has any of these symptoms, please see a veterinarian immediately. For more info on strokes, read Nancy Scanlan’s article here.

Head pressing is almost always an indication of one of the above illnesses and is not a symptom that should be taken lightly or treated at home. However, it should not be confused with affectionate head butting or playfulness that is common in dogs and cats. By recognizing the other symptoms that often accompany head pressing and seeking veterinarian attention, you can save your pet’s life.




I will put this notice on my post from now on, every time that I copy a post from Facebook, so all of my readers will know that this is not my work, but that of someone else. This, like so many of my posts have, came from Facebook. This was from the post with  Courtney Luper‘s photo.




This is so easy and cute. Everyone loves it!


Make cake as desired and ice. Place 1 peep on top of M&M as shown to go all the way around the cake. Stand a peep up in the middle on top and place M&M’s on top to cover the cake.
(Photo and recipe by Pam)

(you could also color some coconut green and place under the candies on top to make it look like grass)