Browsing: Animals/Pets

A Brief History Most people do not know it, but aquariums have been around for centuries. It is believed that they were first introduced by a Chinese emperor all the way back in 1369. They have obviously significantly evolved over the years, but the fish have been one of man’s best friends for quite some time now. They are great companions to have around the place, and they are as beautiful as they are entertaining. Contrary to popular belief, though, they do need to look after. You need to feed them and clean their tank, so it is just like…

A Brief History Even today, animals still make people happy. They love unconditionally and provide lots of comfort to their owners. And their amazingness does not stop there. Researchers have found that for the elderly suffering from dementia and depression, their symptoms immediately decline after a brief interaction with a therapy animal. Pair this with the fact that pet owners are proven to be healthier and less stressed than non-pet owners and we begin to see how beneficial it is for nursing homes to employ therapy animals. Unfortunately, it has been proven that a lack of high-quality activities and care…

A Brief History Anyone who owns a reef aquarium in 2019 or 2020 should know that Red Slime Algae or Cyanobacteria is not a part of the algae family, but it is a bacteria. It is one of the most annoying and resilient pests in your Reef Aquarium and can also harm certain types of corals. These bacteria do not necessarily appear to be red, they could be green, purple or black. Whichever color they may appear, they will surely sully what is supposedly an immaculate image of your tank. High levels of waste, phosphate, nitrate give them their necessary…

A Brief History Nowadays, as a pet owner, you probably want to know everything you can about your dog, but for many people, the process of fully understanding the age of their dog in ‘pet years’ is tough and confusing. It does not need to be though. We are here to clear up the confusion and let you know about how to know the age of your pet in ‘pet years’, as well as much else besides. Digging Deeper The Golden Rule The rule you have probably heard about how to work out your dog’s age in ‘pet years’. The…

A Brief History On December 29, 1997, the frightening specter of Avian Influenza crossing over the species barrier to affect humans necessitated the killing of about 1.25 million chickens on the island of Hong Kong, accounting for every chicken on the island!  This Hong Kong Avian Flu epidemic had started in the Northern part of Hong Kong, known as the New Territories, and the possibility of spreading to create a medical catastrophe mandated the drastic action of slaughtering the entire population of fowl on the island. Digging Deeper The cross-over of disease from animals to humans creates a nightmare scenario…

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