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Pet Adoption Tips

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

Pets make wonderful companion and give us unconditional love. But bringing up pets is not an easy task. It requires lot of time, energy, willingness and money on your part. Before adopting a pet consider these things so that you do not have to repent your decision later.

Some basic things to follow before the adoption of a pet

  • Raising a pet is a costly affair. Be sure about how much you can afford. Some of the basic expenses relating to different pets are:
    • Amphibians, reptiles, and fish: Aqua...

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Ideas on Pet Accessories

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

Pet accessories include fashion accessories for bets, toy accessories, training accessories, car and traveling accessories and all the miscellaneous products for them that they may need. The jewellery and key chains for your pets, food bowls and mugs for them, pet caskets and portraits, memorials and signs are as much enjoyed by the owners as they are by their pets. For a loving pet owner, who finds it difficult to travel alone without his furry friend, a pet purse can be quit useful. These p...


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Tips on Pet Bath

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

Humans have not only developed specialized shampoos and soaps and brushes for themselves but their pets too. The bath and grooming accessories for animals have a wide range and are made typically for cats, dogs, birds, aquarium fish and other pets according to their sizes, nature, needs and requirements. There are pet combs that prevent hair shedding in dogs, cats and rabbits. There are booster baths available for your dog that saves you from getting wet and your pet from unnecessary stress a...


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Pet Care Tips

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

Once you have adopted a pet you need to take full care of it. Such care is very essential for pet’s well being and your own peace of mind.

  • Pet’s diet is very important. It should contain all the necessary ingredients required by the pet. Some pets such as cats are carnivorous and hence they require some animal-source ingredients, such as meat, poultry, or fish, in their diets.
  • Keep aside some time every day for your pet. Your pet requires your attention and affection and this is very essen...

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Tips on Pet Clothes

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

This is the age to flaunt and showing off and there is no reason that your pets should be deprived off these luxuries. The fashionable pet shows and private parties make for the perfect places to exhibit your pet most elegantly dressed in unique clothes, jewelry and accessories. Premium-quality and state-of-the-art pet clothes are a way to express your love and care for your pet and how important they are for you. Share the happiness and gratitude for their loyalty and companionship with your...


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Healthy Pet Food

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

Like humans, animals too need a balanced diet for a healthy existence. Each of the six nutrients - Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fat, Vitamins, Minerals and water - plays a vital role in the pet’s health. Proteins are the main element of body tissues like muscles, blood, skin, organs, hair and nails. Carbohydrates provide energy for the body’s tissues. Fats absorb, store and transport vitamins and moisturize skin and coat. Vitamins assist in maintaining metabolism of the animals. Minerals are ...


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Pet Grooming Tips

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

Trimming of Nails
Nails of all the pets should be regularly trimmed and especially of cats as they have a scratching habit. When trimming the nails, be careful not to cut them too short and cause bleeding. Cut the nails until you see a dark circle appearing in the center of the nail. This is the edge of the quick or blood vessel in the nail bed.

Brushing
Prior to bathing and clipping, the pets need to be brushed out to make sure there are no knots in the furnishings. Knots are big problem in ...


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Pet Health Care

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

A healthy pet makes a good companion. But you really need to take good care of your pet to keep it in good condition. In spite of all your efforts, the pet may fall ill. It may contact a deadly disease. The key to a healthy pet lies in taking all the precautions so that it does not fall ill and more importantly recognizing the symptoms of diseases, which if left ignored may turn out to be fatal.

Some of the symptoms that indicate an onslaught of a deadly disease are:

  • Abnormal dischar...

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Building a Pet Home

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

Homes and houses are not only loved by us but our pets too. Besides offering protection from weather, they help them to improve the quality of life and live comfortably in them. A Cat House or a Dog House are meant to make cats and dog, respectively, comfortable in winter and summer and save them from adverse effects of sun, rain and wind. Pet homes should be strong, durable and well built because they are going to become the best loved habitat outdoors. Pet houses include kennels for dogs, a...


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Free Pet Horoscopes & Zodiac

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Animals 

To pet lovers, pets are no less than kids and they see no reason or absurdity in desiring to know about the future prediction for their beloved pets and seek astrological devices to know them better. Animal lovers across the globe have accepted pet horoscopes as the latest fad on their list. They seek the services of the psychics, astrologers and numerologists for the purpose and Internet is a quick way to process the required data and give out predictions for pets, with or without fur. These...


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Caribou

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Saturday, May 2, 2009, In : Animals 

Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
The caribou is in the order of Artioldactyl and is a member of the deer family. It looks like a large mule deer or small elk with soft hollow hair, long legs,
large hooves and large antlers. In Alaska, 97 to 99 percent of the females have antlers as well as the males. Both male and female caribou have blunt muzzles with hair all the way down to the muzzle.Although the caribou looks like a deer, they are different from other members of their family in many ways. They...
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INVERTEBRATES

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, April 19, 2009, In : Animals 
Incredible Diversity: The one thing that all invertebrates have in common is their lack of a backbone; otherwise, they're as different from one another as they are from vertebrates. All vertebrates fall under one phylum, chordata; invertebrates, on the other hand, include over 30 different phyla, collectively accounting for 98 to 99 percent of all known animal species. The major invertebrate phyla are porifera (sponges), platyhelminthes (flatworms), nematoda (round worms), annelida (earthworm...
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MAMMALS

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, April 19, 2009, In : Animals 
MAMMALS
What are mammals? How are they different from other animals? How many species are there? Why are they warm-blooded? What advantages do hair and sweat offer? What's the real reason they're the dominant land animals? Why do elephants have trunks? How big is a blue whale? How does kangaroo hopping work? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in Animal Planet.com's ultimate guide to mammals. Watch giant pandas live with our Giant Panda Video Cam, join big cat expert Dave Sal...
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Parachute Spider, New Shrew on 2008 ''Red List''

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, April 19, 2009, In : Animals 
PHOTOS: Fishing Cat, New Shrew Among At-Risk Species
Named for a French missionary, the Pere David's deer, native to China, is among the species listed as "extinct in the wild" on the 2008 International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN's) Red List of Threatened Species, released today. (Read the full story.)

Of the almost 45,000 species evaluated for the new list, 38 percent are close to extinction, the report authors say. The survey revealed that at least 76 mammals have become extinct since 1500.

But the study also shows that conservati...
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