Posts Written On August 21, 2019

What to Do if You Feel a Medical Professional Has Misdiagnosed Your Child

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As a parent, your main concern in life should be to ensure your child stays happy and healthy. If you start to notice your child isn’t following the same developmental trajectory as their peers, this can be an unsettling time and you may have lots of unanswered questions. Before you can put a plan of action into place, you will need to get a diagnosis of whether your child has autism. It’s likely that you will have to wait a long period of time before a diagnosis can be made, but if you don’t get the result you expected, here is a guide on what you can do.

Receiving the Wrong Diagnosis

If you believe your child is displaying autistic traits, it’s only natural that you will want to get an official diagnosis, however, if you haven’t received the diagnosis you expect, you will need to understand why this decision was made. 

Diagnosis tends to solely be focused on observation. There are two main areas of difficulty that children with autism experience. These are social interaction/communication, and repetitive activities and behaviours. Common signs of these include sensory sensitivities, highly focused special interests, and in some cases, learning difficulties. Autism is a broad spectrum, so your child may display these signs on a varying level. If you find that the medical professional carrying out your child’s diagnosis doesn’t believe that they show any problems in the two main areas, you may not get the autism diagnosis you expect. If you have any concerns, it’s important that you ask for clarification. Diagnosis reports can be hard to read, so it’s best to seek help in a face to face environment. 

What to Do Next

If you aren’t happy with your child’s diagnosis, there are several things that you can do. Firstly, make sure to book an appointment with your GP who will refer your child for a second opinion. While there is no obligation for them to do this, explaining your worries and concerns may make them change their mind. If you’ve come to a barrier, you may want to consider arranging a private diagnosis for your child, especially if you disagree with the decision made by the NHS. 

There are specialist centres that your child can be referred to in order to get the right diagnosis, however, the number of these centres is very limited, so you may find you cannot access one in your local area, meaning that it may take longer to get referred. Make sure to ask your GP or another medical professional who is involved in your child’s care for more information or look online.

Making a Complaint

There is a fine line between not agreeing with a diagnosis, and being treated unfairly by a medical professional, however, if you wish to make a complaint, you’re well within your rights to do so. You can find out more here about how to make a complaint to NHS England. You may also want to claim for medical negligence if this is applicable, which is where experts like the-medical-negligence-experts.co.uk may be able to help.

If you have any concerns about your child’s diagnosis, it’s important that you seek help and advice straight away. Whether it be asking for a second diagnosis, going down the private route, or seeking medical negligence compensation, there are several things that you can do. 

 

 

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Wellness® Natural Pet Food Launches the Wellness Foundation to Give Nourishment and Love to Pets Who Need it Most

 New charitable foundation partners with Best Friends Animal Society as its inaugural effort to help provide natural nutrition to more dogs and cats

The Wellness Foundation is charitable organization that was born with a singular goal in mind: to ensure that every pet on the planet is born, bred and raised with love.

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 20, 2019 – Whether they’re born into a loving family or on a journey from homelessness to a forever home, all pets’ health and happiness begins with a fundamental necessity: a meal that makes a difference. That’s why Wellness® Natural Pet Food, the maker of wholesome, nutrient-rich, natural food and treats for cats and dogs, launched the Wellness® Foundation, a new charitable organization that provides natural nourishment to pets in need.

The Wellness Foundation was born with a singular goal in mind: to ensure that every pet on the planet is born, bred and raised with love. Part of that mission includes helping homeless pets begin life in a new home with the nutrition they need to feel their best. To do that, the Wellness Foundation has partnered with Best Friends Animal Society, America’s leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters, by providing rescue pets in Best Friends lifesaving centers across the country with Wellness food and treats to ensure that with each bite they take, they are one step closer to a happier future.

A recent national survey[1] conducted by Wellness Natural Pet Food found that the majority of American pet parents (76 percent) say they believe in the healing power of natural nutrition and high-quality ingredients for pets when they are sick. What’s more, almost all (92 percent) of respondents have proactively turned to natural foods as a solution to help their pet feel better when they’ve been under the weather.

“One of the things that makes pets so special is their ability to love unconditionally. At Wellness, we’ve always believed that loving them back starts with making sure their bowls are filled with the best possible nutrition,” said Camelle Kent, Chief Executive Officer of WellPet, maker of Wellness Natural Pet Food. “The Wellness Foundation not only allows us to ensure more pets across the country have that same opportunity to be healthy and happy, but it also invites pet parents to join the movement. By feeding Wellness to their own pets at home, pet parents will now know that they’re enabling us to do the same for pets in need.”

The Wellness Foundation partnership with Best Friends includes taking on the responsibility of being the official pet food partner. By donating food and treats to the thousands of dogs and cats in the care of Best Friends’ lifesaving centers, the Wellness Foundation will help fuel their ability to thrive in a new home. The Wellness Foundation has also committed to volunteering at Best Friends’ centers and events to further spread awareness of pet adoption across the U.S.

“At Best Friends, we’re on a mission to achieve no-kill in America’s shelters nationwide by 2025, and we believe we’ll be able to do so with the help of partners like the Wellness Foundation. We’re thrilled to work with Wellness not only to provide our pets with nutrition but also to have a partner who is equally committed to spreading awareness about pet adoption,” says Julie Castle, Chief Executive Officer of Best Friends Animal Society.

To celebrate the partnership, Wellness Natural Pet Food will launch a co-branded treat with Best Friends: Wellness® CORE® Bestie Bars. Packed with protein and superfood ingredients and without grains, corn, soy or artificial colors or flavors, these treats are inscribed with sweet sayings to spread the love with furry best friends and will be available this fall.

Each package of treats calls on pet parents to spread the word by posting a picture of their dog with their Bestie Bars on social media with #SaveABestie and @wellnesspetfood, adopt or donate by visiting BestFriends.org, or join the movement at WellnessFoundation.org.

 

About Wellness®:

At Wellness, we’re a family-owned company of pet parents on a mission to raise the bar in pet food, because we believe the right choice at mealtime forms the foundation of a long, happy life together. That’s why we do things the right way, not the easy way—we are 100 percent focused on natural nutrition all the time, crafting our pet food and treats recipes that are carefully sourced and thoughtfully prepared. That means we use the finest, natural ingredients, ensure the highest quality standards, and create delicious recipes pets crave to make every mealtime count. Like you, we know that our pets provide us unconditional love, and providing uncompromising nutrition is one way we can do the same for them. This includes pets in need. Through the Wellness® Foundation, we support organizations across the country who are as committed as we are to ensuring every pet on the planet is born, bred and raised with love. To learn more about Wellness Natural Pet Food, visit wellnesspetfood.com and Facebook.com/WellnessPetFood, and find Wellness on Instagram and Twitter: @wellnesspetfood.

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A Purrrrfect Cat With Kitty Cardboard Boxes

Meow Meow got his new favorite toy!

Well, it is not only a toy,
but a lovely space house that he can play with,
rest at and entertain himself for hours.

It is a cardboard box from Kitty Cardboard.

Kitty Cardboard Revolutionizing Cardboard Boxes!

Kitty Cardboard has developed high-quality designer cardboard boxes for cats that are colorful and whimisical. You will be proud to put them anywhere in your home-they’re that nice!  These designer boxes have been flying off the shelves since their inception. They have also been a huge hit with Instagrammers (sic) who have kitty-cat influencers, because the boxes are POST PURRRRFECT!  The current designs are: Jungle BoxMeowter-Space and Purradise with new boxes available soon for the season: Spooky Box and Meowchristmas! Kitty Cardboard is charitable  and devoted to homeless cats and donates one box to a shelter for every box soldhttps://kittycardboard.com/our-story/

Price: $24.99  

Made in the USA.

https://kittycardboard.com/our-story/ Price: $24.99  Made in the USA.

BACKGROUND: Cat’s Are Odd Birds and Why?

Cats like boxes, like toddlers love banging spoons on pots and pans.  You can buy the coolest cat tower or toddler toy, but they will always go back to their favorite.  Why do cats like boxes?  Behaviorists claim that they are cryptic hiders, which means they pounce then retreat to their safety place. They also sleep on an average between 18-20 hours a day. That’s a long time and so they seek a den like shelter that keeps them safe from predators-it’s in their DNA. Also, the comfort temperature for a cat is 82-97 degrees! By staying in a box like shelter, they don’t expend as much energy and stay cool in the heat and warm in the cold. Kitty Cardboard is the solution to catscrazy cardboard preference!

STUDIES SHOW: Shelters Notice a Difference with Cardboard Boxes!

Another known fact that has recently evolved with not only the owner of Kitty Cardboard , but also with Ethologist, Claudia Vinke, Utrecht University in the Netherlands. They have independently observed that when boxes are provided in shelters for cats, the cats with the boxes are less stressed, play more and acclimate much faster to their new environment! Kitty Cardboards donates a box for every bought box.

Get a box right now at kittycardboard.com and let your kitty have more fun experience with their favorite cardboard box!

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