Posts Tagged ‘Pet’
This past Monday we unexpectedly were forced to deal with our dog’s quick and untimely death. Sarge, our pet Bedlington terrier, lived to the young age of seven years, when he was hit by Evans auto immune syndrome. The unexpected part of this was just that. We were hit out. . .
This past Wednesday I had a little cross country drive with my dog Sarge. It was just a long day trip as we headed west from New Jersey along the Pennsylvania Turnpike onto I-80 heading westbound to Chicago. Just the two of us. It’s interesting when you travel with a. . .
It seems your parents had it right when they would tell us to go play outdoors. Spending more time in outside has been found to help kids build up their immunity systems in warding off allergies. The reason may be that outdoor environments rich with plant species harbor more friendly. . .
If you caught the news this past week, you read or saw the release of some 50 exotic animals by their owner into the wild hinterlands of suburban and exurban Ohio. The owner, who committed suicide, did not leave a note explaining his actions. State and local law enforcement killed. . .
Natural habitat and conservation restoration works. A decade’s effort at restoration has brought back the Everglades. The Florida Everglades is a sixty-mile wide and 100-mile long wetland that flows from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay. Over development from agricultural interests polluted the wetlands raising nitrogen and phosphorus levels throughout this. . .
Everyone who has a dog knows the joys of picking up their waste and disposing of it in the trash. It’s a stinky, smelly business, that no one enjoys doing. But, that could be changing. At a Cambridge, MA dog park as part of a month long test, dog owners. . .
Genetic engineering is being utilized to bring back rare animals from the dead. Endangered species can now be saved through this type of engineering. A collaborative effort between San Diego Zoo and The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California are taking frozen cells from a dead animal, reprogram them. . .
Those of us with pets are part of a group that contributes 10 million tons of pet waste per year. The majority of that pet waste is either going into a landfill or left to decompose on some ones yard. The issue with leaving it on some ones yard is. . .
Homeless pets are a very large problem for large metropolitan areas. Stray dogs and cats tax city animal control services, and in most cases, the animals are put down to expedite savings in holding and feeding them. Cities are not geared to handle the flow of stray homeless animals. When. . .
Right now there is a proposed Federal bill that would allow pet owners to deduct ownership of cats, dogs, birds, lizards, and more from your taxes. Exotic animals would also be included in the break, as long as they are considered to be legal. The proposed bill would allow up. . .
One of the great kid holidays in America is Halloween. I’m sure there are a lot of adults who enjoy it as well. We only need an excuse to play dress up for just one day. Party on me hearties. Can’t knock the prodigious amounts of candy we adults get. . .
Before the mass of pet loving people from around the world call for my neck, a new article from the Stockholm Environment Institute at York, UK, has purported that our pets have the environmental foot print of a car. That fido and the cat are serious threats to the environment.. . .