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Doctor insights on: Beri Beri In Animals

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What is beri-beri illness?

What is beri-beri illness?

Thiamine deficiency: Beri beri refers to a deficiency of the b vitamin thiamine. This is rare in developed countries as it is typically abundant in the normal diet. It can still occur in alcoholism where malabsorption can occur. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between dry beriberi and wet beriberi?

Is there a difference between dry beriberi and wet beriberi?

Yes: In dry beriberi, the peripheral neuropathy and brain damage are seriously symptomatic before the congestive heart failure begins. In wet beriberi, the heart starts to fail before the nerve and brain damage are obvious. Thankfully, today we see beriberi only in famine, people on binge drinks, abuse of children or the disabled, or extreme goofy diets. ...Read more

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Is sex with animals good?

Is sex with animals good?

Unhealthy: For you and the animal. Zoophilia is classified as a paraphilia. ...Read more

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What makes people hurt animals?

What makes people hurt animals?

Varied reasons: Deliberately harming animals can sometimes be found in individuals who have an antisocial personality disorder. It may provide these individuals with a perverse sense of pleasure. Some times people take out frustration or anger on their pets, because they feel unsafe taking it out on people. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat animal organs 2-3 times a week?

Is it healthy to eat animal organs 2-3 times a week?

AnOrganByAnyOther...: Yes, if you live in a remote village in Somalia. Animal organs tend to be more concentrated in certain substances than plain-old meat. Also, it depends on the organ: liver? Kidney? Thymus? Brain? I'd suggest you tone it down a bit. It won't kill you, but they are too "rich" in my opinion. Hey! I just had a thought: You might be the ideal candidate for Haggis (a Scottish pudding made of sheep organs) ...Read more

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Why do some people with mental illnesses hurt animals?

Why do some people with mental illnesses hurt animals?

Mental Illness: Someone who is mentally ill does not process information as others do. Their behavior is not always logical or predictable. ...Read more

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What causes a child to get attached to a stuff animal?

What causes a child to get attached to a stuff animal?

Normal: One of my grandchildren is 23 and still has the teddy bear that I gave her at birth. It does not mean that the child thinks he'she is starved of affection. ...Read more

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How I teach my child to be safe with an unfamiliar animal?

How I teach my child to be safe with an unfamiliar animal?

Supervision: Many children are attracted to animals. Teach your child that animals have feelings, don't like to be poked or prodded, and should be left alone while eating. Teach your child to read the body language of pets (tails, ears, teeth, noises etc) praise your child on remaining calm and allowing the unfamiliar animal to 'warm up' to him. Young children should not be left alone with an animal. ...Read more

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Do animals sense when something is wrong with their owner?

Do animals sense when something is wrong with their owner?

They seem to: Many animals seem to be able to sense when someone is ill - there are "seizure" dogs, and dogs for diabetics. ...Read more

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How can animals be used to improve someone's mental health?

How can animals be used to improve someone's mental health?

They are loving comp: Most research shows, that, people with pets are, happier, than those without. While they can sometimes create extra work, two factors make this worth the effort. First, they are generally loving, loyal, nonjudgmental companions who are happy to see you. Even fish come to the top of their tank when you approach. Second, taking care of so, some other than yourself is good for you. ...Read more

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Are there any risks from animals or insects after a big flood?

Are there any risks from animals or insects after a big flood?

Insects take time: Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes that may have come into your home with the floodwater. Insects such as mosquitos will take more time. ...Read more

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Why would a person love animals but has distain for human beings?

Why would a person love animals but has distain for human beings?

I have known some: Individuals who had very poor interpersonal skills with people but whom got along with great w animals. They frankly had little use for most people but had a passion for pets. I believe that they perceived the relationships with animals were safer. They may have in part been more comfortable with animals because of their own difficulty relating to other people. ...Read more

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Could it be possible a healthy person to not eat animals products their entire life?

Could it be possible a healthy person to not eat animals products their entire life?

Healthy eating: Yes, it is possible I would recommend seeing a nutritionist so protein alternatives can be recommended ...Read more

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What to do if I have the urge to strangle small animals such as house cats and small dogs.?

What to do if I have the urge to strangle small animals such as house cats and small dogs.?

That sounds like: Some saddistic tendencies. If you are motivated to change these thoughts - consider psychological help. Please don't act on these urgest. ...Read more

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What makes good fats "good"? (and why are these fats "good" for us but harmful to other animals)?

What makes good fats "good"? (and why are these fats "good" for us but harmful to other animals)?

Good fats: Good fats are the natural, polyunsaturated fats. These are healthful to cells and tissues. ...Read more