Have you ever thought about fostering an animal? Adopting a pet is a great thing to do but it isn't always possible. Fostering is a great way of helping a rescue and of giving pets a social life more adapted to their future once they will get adopted. It also holds many advantages for you:… Continue reading Fact 49: Fostering holds many advantages for yourself.
Your carpet is hairier, your sofa is fluffier, yes it's moulting season! It comes back every year and we can't wait for it to be over. One very simple step to add to your daily routine to minimise the amount of hair around the house is to brush your pets. It is also a simple… Continue reading Fact 48: Grooming your pet could be life saving during moulting season.
Whether you own horses, dogs, cats, rabbits or rats, puzzles and brain games will benefit your pets in many ways. There is such a wide range of those mental toys that you can be certain one of them will suit your furry companion. You can buy games ready made to save time or you can be creative… Continue reading Fact 47: This fun activity can benefit any pet in at least 6 different ways!
This odd looking turtle has recently been in the news for entering the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (Edge) list for reptiles at place 29. As indicted by its name the Mary River turtle lives exclusively in the Mary river (Australia). Its population has been declining since the 70's following an increase in egg collection for pet… Continue reading Fact 46: This endangered turtle has algae hair and breathes through its rear end.
I have written articles in the past about the consequences that extra weight can have on our pets and how fatty tissue can participate to inflammation. I mentioned how keeping our pets at a healthy weight can make a real difference in the management of conditions like osteoarthritis. I feel like I have missed an important… Continue reading Fact 45: There is a quick and easy way to check if your pet is at its ideal weight.
You pet your animals, you walk them, play with them and teach them tricks but have you ever thought about giving them massages? There are many benefits to massaging your pets, here are some of them: - It is a relaxing moment for both your furry companions and yourself, it helps get rid of stress… Continue reading Fact 44: This free and easy activity will benefit your pets in at least 6 different ways.
From cleaning products to air fresheners or pesticides chemicals aren't very healthy for us. This is why we wear gloves while using them, avoid contact with our eyes, try not to breathe them in and do not ever ingest them. Those precautions are there to avoid an acute illness but also a long term exposure… Continue reading Fact 43: Pets are more exposed to our household chemicals than we are.
This week, Sudan, the last male Northern white rhinoceros died. This brings us closer to the complete extinction of his species. Currently two females (Najin and her daughter Fatu) are the last representatives of Northern white rhinoceros. They are what we call potential endlings. An endling is the last individual of its species. Some recent… Continue reading Fact 42: An endling is the last individual of its species.
This impressive stone is called an entherolith. They can form in the colon of horses over a period of time. Their shape, size, colour and their number can vary. How do they develop? Entheroliths usually start by the ingestion of a foreign object. This could be sand, a piece of cloth, a bit of metal… Continue reading Fact 41: This stone comes from a horse’s intestines!
1 out of 5 "Easter bunnies" die or are abandoned within a year. Rabbits aren't decoration or toys. They are animals with needs who can live over 10 years. The majority of people buying rabbits for Easter don't realise the responsibilities that come with a new pet. Many bunnies will end up in shelters that… Continue reading Fact 40: 1 out of 5 “Easter bunnies” die or are abandoned within a year.