Lizards Reptiles

Asian Water Monitor

  The Asian Water Monitor (varanus salvator) is a challenge to keep as pet even for herpers used to handling lizards. Herpers are people involved with reptiles and amphibians. It comes from the word herpetology which is the study of reptiles and amphibians. This lizard’s native habitat is southern Asia from India east to the […]

Brazilian Dogs Dog Breeds Dogs Scenthounds

Restreador Brasileiro

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Brazil Group: Scenthound Height: 24-28 in. Weight: 50-60 lbs. Life span: n/a Trainability: n/a Good with children: yes Good with other pets: will chase small animals What is the origin of the Restreador Brasileiro? The main contributor to the development of the Restreador Brasileiro was the American Foxhound. The Restreador […]

Cat Behavior

Do Cats Show Love

Cats have a reputation of being aloof, independent, antisocial, showing affection only when they want something and other such behaviors. Those of us who live with cats can easily debunk these myths. Cats may not show love the same ways that dogs do, but they have their own special love actions. Your cat will jump […]

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Detection Labradors Hunted Pythons

Auburn University in Auburn Alabama has a program called EcoDogs. EcoDogs is a project designed to train dogs to find plant and animal species or their signs to benefit ecological research, management or conservation. A few years ago the Army Corp of Engineers approached Auburn University to see if dogs could be trained to seek […]

All Pets Animal Welfare

NEWS about Ivory Trade

September 2015 The Humane Society of the United States announces that the U.S. and China will stop the commercial ivory trade as of a date to be announced. We say thank you and it’s about time.

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MALDI-TOF, New Diagnostic for Animals

Early diagnosis of a disease is a critical factor in finding a cure and/or extending a good quality life. MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time of Flight) is a technology that has been used for years in human medicine. Veterinary laboratories are now using this technology as an aid to identify bacteria in animals. For example, […]

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A Pet’s Point of View

Our pets have emotions almost the same as ours. The following expresses their feelings. A Pet’s Point of View My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you get me. Don’t be angry with e for long and don’t lock me up as […]

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Pawternity Leave in the U.K.

People in the United Kingdom certainly love their pets. Some firms have even begun to give their employees “Pawternity Leave.” Pawternity Leave is paid time off from work to help get new pets settled at home. Some firms offer a few hours while others allow 2 or more weeks leave. Mars Petcare, manufacturer of well-known […]

Dog Training Dogs

First Lesson in Dog Training

We sometimes think of dogs who are difficult to train and ignore us as being either dumb or impossibly stubborn. Nothing could be further from the truth. Thousands of years have gone into training dogs to willingly and happiily obey our commands. Different breeds have been used for different jobs, but obedience has been bred […]

Adoption All Pets Your Health

Pets for Senior Citizens

Living with a pet is always a positive experience. And for senior citizens, having a pet effectively increases good health benefits. Pet owners are generally more active because their pets require it. Dog owners in particular must walk their dogs and both benefit from the exercise. Pets give senior citizens emotional support, especially those who […]