Browsing: Health & Safety

Fish
Tank Requirement for Discus Fish

For Discus fish, there are 2 consideration in tanks – tank depth and volume. Because of their size and swimming habits, a minimum of 18″ is needed for tank depth, the deeper the better. Regarding volume, a good rule of thumb is that each adult discus will need 10 gallons of water. Larger tanks will also give more stable water conditions, and taking into account other considerations the minimum size

Health & Safety
Case AGAINST Raw Frozen Pet Foods

For some 25 years I have alerted the public to the dangers of exclusively feeding heat processed foods. Companion animal feeding has progressed – actually digressed – from table scraps and real foods the family could spare to today’s “100% complete” processed foods in primarily kibble form, with some canned and semi-moist also available. The foods appear to be scientific and improved, but they’re far worse for the animals. Not

Dogs
Protecting your dog from sunburn

OK I’m not sure about where you live, but here in Ontario Canada, the weather has been record breaking hot. So with that theme in mind, I found a great article on protecting your pet from the damaging sun 🙂

You might think the most important bit of dog health advice would be to let your furry loved on spend all day enjoying the outdoors. But you’d only be

Health & Safety
How to Manage a Horse Pasture

A major part of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture. A horse weighing 1000 pounds will eat about 500 pounds each month. A horse needs roughly 28 acres of non-irrigated, dryland pasture a year if that is the only source of forage. However, a pasture that is irrigated will grow more forage than dryland pasture, requiring less acreage. The amount of irrigated pasture needed for one horse is roughly

Fish
Goldfish Tips – Choosing The Right One

Tips to getting the right Goldfish

Goldfish are a temperate breed that can be found in cool streams, lakes, and ponds throughout Asia and part of Eastern Europe. However, the ones you will buy for your tank have been bred in captivity. Once you?ve decided that the Goldfish is the right one for you – you will need to find the right kind of goldfish. Take your time and

Cats
Pets And Pregnancy

Due to pet overpopulation, responsible pet owners usually have their pets spayed or neutered. However, for those who have decided to breed their pet, or whose female pet may have accidentally bred with an unneutered male, it is a good idea to become familiar with the signs of pregnancy. Learning about what will happen when your pet gives birth will also help you recognize complications that could arise during labor

Cats
Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues warning on pet food products

OTTAWA (CP) – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Aron Pet Food are warning consumers not to purchase or use certain pet treats because the products may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.

The following products are affected by this alert:

-Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon Treats for Dogs, 50-gram package, UPC 8 33234 00100 6, T.W. Enterprises, Ferndale, Wash.

-Salmon Snackers 100% Salmon

Dogs
Canine Nutrition

Do you really know all there is to know about your canine companion’s nutritional needs? Many pet owners think they’re doing what’s best for their dogs when it comes to dog food and dog treats, but in reality they rely on pure instinct more than science. Nutrition isn’t a guessing game, even when it comes to your pooch. Think about it. If you were left to feed yourself based only

Health & Safety
Do You Feed Your Pet “Diet Food?”

It’s funny that our society’s obsession on weight control has now been forced on our furry pals. Even major pet food companies have jumped on the diet-food band-wagon. Is a diet food for your pet really necessary?

I think if we learn to feed our pets a responsible amount of food based on their requirements, and stop giving them table scraps, diet food is not needed. Throw in some

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