Shubunkin Goldfish: Appearance and Care

Shubunkin is a musical-sounding word that refers to a hard-to-describe color pattern in goldfish. Perhaps the closest color pattern shubunkin can compare to is the blue merle pattern seen in some dog breeds like Australian shepherds. A shubunkin goldfish is blessed with a calico patchwork that can contain black, shades of gold, blue and white. … Read more

Causes of Canine Colitis

Colitis is a general term given to any reason the colon is inflamed. The colon is another name for the large intestine. Colitis can be a brief episode, but often it becomes a chronic condition. However, colitis is often manageable through changes to a better diet, and medication. But the most important thing you can … Read more

Lymphoma in Dogs

Lymphoma or Lymphosarcoma is a common cancer in older dogs. It is an aggressive an malignant cancer that spreads quickly and has a high mortality rate if left untreated. Lymphoma usually strikes dogs between the ages of five and nine years, but any dog may come down with lymphoma. What is Lymphoma Lymphoma is the … Read more

Dealing with Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

A number of things cause itchiness in dogs. Fleas are the most common reason. Additionally, your dog may itch because of dry skin or allergies, just like a person. Itching may start off with an allergic reaction to a plant or a bug bite, and this isn’t really a problem. The problem begins when the … Read more

List of Prepackaged Raw Diets for Your Dog Part 1

About seven months ago, my older dog had a health scare which had me question her diet and what exactly she was putting into her system. To my shock, many commercial dog foods that are out on the market have next to no nutritional value whatsoever for your animal. This lead me to what is … Read more

A Guide to Feeding Corn Snakes

Many people, when shopping for pet snakes, consider the corn snake. These snakes, also known as red rat snakes, are constrictors like their relatives the boa and the python. Unlike their relatives, however, corn snakes typically reach a maximum length of six feet long and a maximum width of two fingers. For potential pet owners, … Read more

Breeding Jack Dempsey Fish

Jack Dempsy cichlids (Nandopis octofasciatus) are not the smartest fish in the sea. They cannot seem to tell which of them are male and which are female. If you think you have problems telling a male for a female Jack Dempsy apart, at least you can console yourself knowing that you’re not alone. Females that … Read more

Does My Dog Need a Life Jacket?

Summer is for swimming. Whether in your pool, your boat, or at the beach, both people and dogs love the water. But water can be even more of a hazard for your dog, especially if Fido is not a strong swimmer. Dog owners should consider getting a life jacket for their furry friend. While many … Read more