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Short answer: Cold is pleasant only when your are not already freezing and cold might satiate thirst better because it acts as enhancer of the "water intake flow meter". Is cold water more tasty than warm water? No, it is actually the reverse as detailed in my footnote. Cold is pleasant when your body is over-heating and definitely not if you live naked ...


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In addition to cultural preferences and psychological factors, there may be some evolutionary basis in this. Cooking food is a relatively new development and unique to the Homo spp. line. It makes sense that the tongue/mouth may be more sensitive to cooler temperatures than warm temperatures, given the amount of actual exposure it is given to sunlight ...


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The most common IV drip that would be sent home with a pet owner is Ringer's solution. This fluid is also commonly injected as a subcutaneous (between muscle and skin) bolus into both cats and dogs. Although IV administration is more efficient, this fluid is completely harmless if an IV catheter were dislodged allowing it to accumulate in the surrounding ...


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CALL YOUR VET ASAP. The following information is NOT from a medical or veterinary professional. It is based off of human physiology and doesn't necessarily apply to other mammals. I cannot guarantee the accuracy or effectiveness of any information that follows. They have somehow moved around and the needle has fallen out of the vein, but remained in the ...


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Here's an armchair evolutionary explanation. In nature, running water tends to be cold whereas tepid water tends to be lukewarm. And for reasons having nothing to do with temperature, running water tends to contain less harmful bacteria. Therefore, our ancestors who preferred to drink cold water over lukewarm had an evolutionary advantage over those who ...



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