Pets Animals

  • 2 Points to Know if You Suspect Your Dog Has Been Bitten by a Snake

    Summer is almost over, which means very shortly Australia's snakes begin their hunt for somewhere to hide during winter hibernation. Each year, thousands of dogs accidentally get bitten by snakes that pets encounter while they are out and about playing in the grass. Long grass and piles of stored wood or rubbish piles are two places snakes love to hang out as the season changes. As a new dog owner, do you know the symptoms of a snake bite so you can take emergency action if needed?
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  • Dos and Don'ts of Proper Dog Care

    Dogs and humans have a long history together. In ancient times, domesticated dogs were often used as aides for game-hunting. Centuries down the line, domestic dogs and their masters have grown from hunting buddies to best friends. You need to take proper care of your canine friend if he or she is to remain in good health. But what exactly does proper care entail? Because it's not possible to exhaust all aspects of 'proper dog care' in a single sitting, here are a few dos and don'ts.
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  • Coccidiosis and Backyard Chickens

    Coccidiosis is a potentially fatal condition that affects backyard chickens, with newborn chicks being particularly susceptible.  Although it's a relatively common problem, coccidiosis can be prevented by good flock and environmental management.  Read on to find out how to keep your chooks safe from coccidiosis.  What causes coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is caused by microscopic protozoan organisms called coccidia.  Coccidia live in the soil that forms the floor of chicken runs and coops, proliferating readily during spells of wet weather.
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