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Tropical Fish Care Guide

Tropical Fish Care Guide

10 Jan / 2018



Written By: Binita Published In: Fish-Blog Hits: 595 Comment: 0

If you choose the types of fish carefully, Tropical Fish are great pets for almost any household. Check out our Tropical Fish care tips for beginners.

You’ve been eyeing the lovely aquarium of tropical fish at a friend’s house or even your dentist’s office, and now you’re thinking you’d like one of your own. If you choose the types of fish carefully, tropical fish are great pets for almost any household.

There’s a trick to keeping a beautiful tank of tropical fish. Here it is, in a nutshell:
Start with a freshwater tank of 20-50 gallons;
Set it up with the gravel, filter, plants, “cycling” fluid, rocks, and so on before choosing your fish;
Allow it to sit and “age” for at least a week;
Choose an appropriate number of small river fish; and
Do routine maintenance regularly, instead of waiting for something to go wrong.

Why Does My Cat Drink More Water?

Why Does My Cat Drink More Water?

09 Jan / 2018



Written By: Binita Published In: Cat-Blog Hits: 673 Comment: 0

Is your cat drinking more water than she used too?
If she is, then this could be significant and a chat to your vet is advisable.
The vet-speak term for drinking more is ‘polydipsia’ and the word for peeing-more is ‘polyuria’. There are many reasons a cat may drink and pee more, of which the chart toppers are kidney or liver disease, overactive thyroid glands, and sugar diabetes. But thirst can occur for other reasons, not all of which are worrying.
Cats are secretive about their drinking habits, which means it’s not always obvious when a cat is drinking more. Needing to refill the water bowl regularly is one clue, but the litter box is a bigger one. What goes into the cat must come out, and so large, wet patches in the litter tray bear witness to her thirst.

When Drinking More Is Normal
Have you ever changed your cat’s food, and then been suspicious she is drinking more?
If the menu swap was from canned food to dry kibble, then it’s more than likely she is and you have the explanation right there.

Why Does My Dog Drink More Water?

Why Does My Dog Drink More Water?

08 Jan / 2018



Written By: Binita Published In: Dog-Blog Hits: 559 Comment: 0

Does your dog have urinary accidents in the house?
Or perhaps he pesters to go out, more than he used to?
Both of these are hints your dog needs to pee more, probably because he’s drinking more water. Sometimes it’s easier to spot these clues than it is to monitor the water bowl, especially if you have several dogs all sharing the same facilities.

If your dog is drinking more, should you be worried?
Yes and no.

There are times when thirst is normal and healthy. These are:

  • A change of diet from wet to dry food
  • Hot weather
  • Food and Water

For example, water makes up to 75% of the ingredients in canned dog food. Whereas in dry dog kibble this is more like 6 – 10%. Change from canned dinners to dry kibble and your dog needs to drink more in order to re-hydrate the food in his stomach and replace the missing water.

Tips For Training Your Cat

Tips For Training Your Cat

06 Jan / 2018



Written By: Binita Published In: Cat-Blog Hits: 462 Comment: 0

You can’t train a cat, like you can a dog. If you try to, you’ll probably cause behavioral problems later on. But you can teach it not to perform bad habits. But most times the owner will have to change to fit in with the cat.

Playtime With Your Dog - Could Be Just As Beneficial To You As It Is To Your Pet

Playtime With Your Dog - Could Be Just As Beneficial To You As It Is To Your Pet

05 Jan / 2018



Written By: Binita Published In: Dog-Blog Hits: 416 Comment: 0

Play is one of the best forms of exercise for a puppy. Fifteen minutes of vigorous play can be equivalent to an hour's walk. Many owners do not realize that games are also good vocabulary builders. When it's all part of a game that he enjoys, your puppy will very quickly learn the meaning of many words long before he is ready for formal training.

Playing with your puppy provides an excellent opportunity to observe his actions and reactions and to become acquainted with his innate character. Games develop alertness and intelligence and can also satisfy instincts for hunting, retrieving, and tracking. Terriers like to dig, wrestle, and fight, generally going for their mock adversary's throat. Greyhounds chase, corgis nip heels, and many working dogs prefer practical exercises to playful games.

Why Is My Cat Vomiting?

Why Is My Cat Vomiting?

21 Dec / 2017



Written By: Binita Published In: Cat-Blog Hits: 656 Comment: 0

Most cats vomit occasionally, so how do you know when to worry? This depends on whether the cat is otherwise well or has health problem causing her to vomit. Clear as mud?
Look at it this way. Occasional vomiting can be normal. For example, when a feral cat goes hunting, she gobbles down the kill extra quick before another cat steals it. She digests what she can, and then vomits back the indigestible bits like fur or feather. This is normal, and Mother Nature’s way of keeping her healthy.

There is an argument which says pet cats, just like feral cats, are designed to vomit from time to time. For a lap cat this might be triggered by a hairball, when hair rubbing the stomach lining triggers the vomiting reflex and up it pops onto the lounge room carpet. This is an example of a ‘happy’ vomiter doing as nature intended with nothing much to worry about.

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