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How To Choose The Right Animal Feed

  • Posted on March 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

Animals are creatures who cannot express what kind of food they want or is healthy for them, so it is of utmost importance that you take care of it and the feed of the animals you choose be high on nutrition. Food is the most important criteria for animals and if that’s not right then health issue would rise from time to time which is not good at all. So, depending upon the nutritional needs of animals choose the animal feed. Now, there are different needs of different animals be it horse, dog, chicken, duck, cow, goat, etc and these needs are based on the age of the animals.

For example the feed requirement of a calf and a cow or lamb and a goat would definitely differ, even the nutritional requirement for male and female animals is different. During Freezing weather it becomes all the more important to take care of the food and eating habits of the animals. You can search online to fine many publications on the animal food requirements. For animal nutrient content of feeds like Bermuda Hay, Cracked corn, kernel corn, Soy hulls etc, you simply have to send the samples for analysis to the Department of agriculture commercial animal feed and pet food program. For animal foods like sweet feed, dog food, corn gluten pellets etc, the bag itself has the nutrient value tables on it.

There are various types and quality of animal feeds available in the market like roughages, silage, hays, stover, root crops, pasture grasses, etc. There are these concentrates also which are a very high energy value. Animal feeds consists of cereal grains, barley, wheat, oats, etc. as well as high protein meals like soy bean, cottonseed, groundnut and likes as well as products like sugarcane and sugar beets that are processed by products.

Cereal grains as animal feed – The cereal grains are used as animal feed in the whole form or the ground form. Some feed them singly while some mix them with animals feeds that are high in protein or feeds with vitamins and minerals. Mostly these meals are suitable for poultry and pigs and act as supplementary feed for animals like horses.

High protein meals as animal feed – These are meals that are made out for the residue of the vegetable seeds like soybeans, canola, cottonseed, coconut and likes. But care has to be taken while processing some of the vegetable seeds like cottonseed. These seeds come along with a woody cover which has to be removed other wise the domino effect of the same is the resulting byproduct is very high on fibre and less on the required protein content.

So, whenever you select animal foods for your cattle or animals or pets do consider their nutrient requirements and then choose the apt feed for healthy and disease free animals year round.

Is It Better To Go To Animal Kingdom Or Busch Gardens On Holiday

  • Posted on March 15, 2018 at 8:57 am

If you have never been to Disney World, or haven’t been for 20 years, then go ahead and spend a day or two at Animal Kingdom. Check the schedule for the shows — bird show, etc – as these are as good as or better then the “rides”. You will either be staying in the Animal Kingdom Lodge ($200+ per night & up) or you don’t mind paying for a full day of Disney, but this means you’ll leave after a few hours when the babies get tired and cranky. That is the ONLY reason I’d urge you to choose Disney: if you have been to Disney before, or will be able to bring your children to Florida again when they are older (like 8 & 10), then let Disney wait.

Busch Gardens will be less exhausting for younger children and will save you tons of money as well. Not only is BG admission cheaper, but prices for food and gift items are wonderfully lower than at WDW. There are hotels in easy walking distance to the park (there are auxillary pedestrian entrances as well as the main entrance), but some of these hotels are surely not the Marriot… however the prices are very reasonalbe and the convenience can’t be beat.

The park itself is a lot like a large modern zoo, the kind where animals have big islands to roam on instead of being confined to little cages. Of course, there are roller coasters and other rides among these exhibits. There is a ‘kiddie land’ with nothing but rides for the very young, but there are also carosels, bumper cars, sky rides, and so on scattered throughout the park. Just as at Disney, get a schedule of shows, especially the animal shows.

So, BG is a better choice for the children, who are really too young to appreciate Disney OR to handle a full day of “The Disney Experience”.

Exception: if for the adults this is a rare opportunity to do WDW, go for it; there is nothing else like it, and you should do it once in your lifetime. Another exception: if you have the money to stay WDW hotel right next to the park (so everybody can nap), or if don’t mind leaving Disney after a few hours, give your kids the treat.

If you are one adult and two small children, you are going to have problems getting the group onto some rides. Think about it. Two to a seat. Are you going to let them go by themselves? Some rides don’t allow children that young to ride by themselves. You can’t go with them one at a time; who will watch the waiting child? So you might want another adult, even if you have to hire a guide or nanny for the day. This applies to BG and WDW both.

Microchip Cat Flap As Security Guard For Pets

  • Posted on March 13, 2018 at 9:20 am

The Human species by nature like to remain in conjunction with other species. In this direction we keep pets at our home. The liking for any animal is based on the nature of the person. A person might like to keep a rabbit as pet whereas might have liking for a tiger. The most common pets can be seen at home are cats, dogs, birds etc. It is noticed that human nature is being addicted to keep pets at home

Though on first sight it might appear very easy to keep pets at home but the process is not that straight forward. Pet registration has been made compulsory by law to avoid problems occurring due to stray animals. People who want to keep pets like dogs have to get them registered with the municipal corporation so that they can thereby hold the responsibility of the animals. Beside this one needs to take care of the health and diet of the pet according to their requirement. A proper health diet chart should be followed for the pets so that they do not suffer from any illness. A weekly or monthly checkup from a veterinary doctor can helps your pets in their proper growth and keeping them free from diseases. Health of the pet matters a lot even while selling or purchasing them.

One more problem people face is the threat to their pets from other pets and stray animals. This has become a concern for security for the people who have pets. Other animals might kill your pets in sake of their food or might take away the food you have kept for them. In this direction people are making use of technology to provide protection to animals. The microchip cat flaps are now being introduced which is being very popular. The main objective of these flaps is that they help in the protection of your pets. They provide various security features like restricting the other animals entry inside the particular flap but this depends upon the size of flaps. Infrared flaps locks are also very popular nowadays which transmit the correct code. These electronic chips are highly safe and the owner can be assured of the safety of the pet.

A nice quality of flap with great technologies restricts yours pets against loss and being eaten up by other animal. They are easily available in the market. One can take care of their pets through these microchip cat flaps in special means.

The Inconsistency Of Views Towards Animal Rights

  • Posted on March 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Among other reasons, I became a vegan because I cannot justify needlessly killing an animal. If I needed to kill and eat animals to survive, I would. However, we do no longer need to kill animals to survive. A person can just as easily survive without eating meat, while remaining just as healthy.

In fact, we have the technology to essentially create meat without killing animals, considering how simple of a substance meat is. We recreate meat in the form of meat substitutes, such as soy burgers.

Despite their ability to live easily without killing animals for food, many people still choose to eat meat. These people do not grant animals the right to life. If a person murdered another person and then ate that other person, almost all people would adamantly oppose it. Meanwhile, these same people slaughter animals without giving it a second thought.

It is hard to understand why murdering a human is so objectionable while murdering an animal is not. Most of us vegans and animal rights supporters view that as very inconsistent.

The inconsistency of people’s views towards animal rights goes further, though. While people carelessly murder animals because they like the taste of meat and the look of leather, these same people fall heads over heels about “cuter” animals. For example, pigs are generally smarter than dogs, but many people object to the idea of needlessly murdering and eating a dog.

People look at Michael Vick like he is a monster for organizing dog fights, which is utterly hypocritical and inconsistent. Fighting dogs probably do not suffer any more than factory-farmed chickens who are debeaked, stuffed into an over-packed cage, and eventually slaughtered. Why do people think it is fine to make animals suffer for the enjoyment of leather or the taste of a meaty burger, but not for the entertainment of a dog fight?

Of course, many people have inconsistent views when it even comes to entertainment and animal rights. Having dogs fight or cock fights for entertainment is seen as wrong and often made illegal, but hunting for entertainment is a common pastime.

Some may try to excuse the inconsistency by saying that killing is not as horrible as making the animal suffer while staying alive. However, there is still more inconsistency here. Why then do they not have a problem with animal testing? Animal testers carelessly torture animals with unsafe and dangerous products to make perfumes and other needless products. If needlessly torturing animals for petty pleasures is so objectionable to these people, it is inconsistent for them to buy beauty products that have been tested on animals.

Simply put, most people base their views regarding animal rights on emotions rather than on rationality, which results in irrational inconsistencies. Many people do not want to reconsider their inconsistent views regarding animal rights, because that would likely lead to giving up meat, leather, and other animal products.

Pet Care Trusts Pets In The Classroom Grant Program Sees Exceptional Growth

  • Posted on February 23, 2018 at 8:50 am

The Pet Care Trust is pleased to announce that its Pets in the Classroom program received over 7,000 requests for grants in the programs first two years. Established by the Pet Care Trust in 2009, Pets in the Classroom provides grants to Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth grade teachers to purchase or adopt a new pet and required equipment or to support existing classroom pets.

In 2010, its first full year of operation, the program awarded 2,060 grants to teachers. Having received over 7,000 requests in its two years of operation, The Pets in the Classroom program has more than tripled its number of requests in the second year. With an average classroom size of 30 students, the Trust has brought a pet into the lives of 210,000 students.

The large increase of applicants in the second year is in part because of the addition of the Petco and PetSmart coupon programs to the Pets in the Classroom program. The Pets in the Classroom website ( was re-launched on August 2 to include Petco and PetSmart coupon programs, in addition to the standard redemption program for independent retailers. On the first day of the re-launch, Pets in the Classroom received more than 50 applications. This pace continues as nearly 100 requests came in each day in the first five weeks.
The influx of grant requests will assist the Pet Care Trust in attaining their goal of reaching 1 million children in 30,000 classrooms across North America. While the 7,000 grants are making a great impact, the organization is still a long way from reaching its goal. The Pet Care Trust is looking for companies or individuals that are willing to sponsor classrooms. A donation of only $100 will help reach 30 students with a program that is instrumental in teaching students responsible, long-term pet care at an early age. Please visit .
For more information on the Pet Care Trust and the Pets in the Classroom grant program, visit the

One Of The Top Fashion Jewelry Trends 2011- Animal Cocktail Rings

  • Posted on February 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Among all kinds of predictions for fashion jewelry trends 2011, fashion jewelry related to animal and plants, flowers will be a large trend. And fashion jewelry with animal pattern will be the hottest must-have one, Especial the fashion jewelry Animal Cocktail Rings which is a must have when going out to eat. Have something to talk about while eating, looks nice and not cheap.

So, if your old fashion jewelry is boring you then, it’s time to update your fashion jewelry collection with some animal fashion jewelry. Animal fashion jewelry will definitely breathe new life into your old collection. Exquisitely made jewelry with animal theme brings a mystic air to person who wears them and makes her an apple of eye. Among animal inspired jewelry, fashion jewelry Animal rings are most popular. Animals such as tortoise, Crocodile, fox and other are being bejeweled with precious gem stones to create eye-catching adornments in form of statement cocktail rings.

Now, check out some wonderful animal cocktail rings:

Dazzling Chic Clear Crystal Tortoise Metal Cocktail Ring-J0347T

This dazzling clear crystal covered tortoise is the perfect addition to your fashion jewelry collection. The head and four feet are flexible for a chic lively statement. This chic ring is sure to become an instant favorite. Brushed silver tone finishing shine with clear crystals each other for a dazzling effect. Handmade jewelry, stretch band.

Chic Crocodile Crystal Black Metal Tone Cocktail Ring-J0354T

How cute is this dancing crocodile ring! Handmade Jewelry. The back of the crocodile is set in a stunning display with clear crystals to give this costume jewelry ring a super chic feel. The smooth finish of the ring band is comfortable to wear. Stretch band.

Vintage Look Graceful Fox Metal Cocktail Ring-J0334

Jazz up your costume jewelry wardrobe with this fabulous fox ring. Just as the fox is known to graceful and glamourous, this ring is no different. Creative design of the open band curved with fox tail, that allows the handmade jewelry ring to fit all finger sizes.

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Is There A Chigger Treatment For Pets

  • Posted on February 18, 2018 at 8:18 am

Are Your Pets In Need of A Chigger Treatment?

I have been searching of the ultimate chigger treatment for a long long time. I have ve been the victim of so many chigger attacks I feel like I must have “chigger bait” written on me somewhere and those silly chiggers can read.

I learned after many years of sad experience, that dogs and cats carry chiggers pretty much like a mother possom carries her young. That is fastened to them anywhere they can hang on. I had never given a thought to pets being a carrier of misery.

Is it any wonder everytime a body pets or holds or hugs their pets after the pet has been outside for a romp they might have an attack of chiggers. All this while they just know they have not been out in the grass or in the woods.

“Where in the world did those chiggers come from?” Now you know. Do not pet your pet if they have been out beating the bush where chiggers live.

If you want a really good dose of chiggers just park yourself where your pet has been roosting after being outside.

It is necessary to perform a chigger extermination on your pet before you let them back in the house. There are some oils you can apply to your pet to help deter chiggers from hitching a ride on them. Or you can bath them with pretty hot, soapy water if you desire.

(I do not recommned flea collers and such for your pets. They carry deadly toxins and you are exposing your pets and their health to these toxins. If you truly love your pet, find something natural to indoctrinate them.)

If you have been doing this thing, letting your pets back in the house and you are getting chigger bites the best advice I can offer is move out of the house.

Actually, after you have decided on how to handle the pet issue you may need to clear up the chigger problem in the house.

Wash all of your exposed linen in really hot water with good soap and water and a shot of bleach. And dry on high heat. And I do mean anything exposed to your pets.

Did I mention you should also wash your contaminated clothing the same way? No? Do I really need to?

As for upholstery, I would suggest some kind of steam cleaning for upholstered furniture and the carpets.

I know how you feel. Been there and done that. I feel your pain and frustration of trying to find a chigger treatment that works, much less a natural chigger treatment that works. So it is my desire to pass on the benefit of my experience. Use it and pass it on if it is useful to you.

Donkey Stuffed Animal

  • Posted on February 15, 2018 at 9:06 am

With the release of the movie Shrek in 2001, followed by Shrek 2 in 2004, Shrek the Third in 2007, along with the soon to come Shrek Forever After, donkey stuffed animals did and will again, fly off the shelves. Given the popularity of Donkey, Shrek’s sidekick and best friend, it’s no surprise that children are drawn to donkey stuffed animals. Of course, donkey stuffed animals are not limited to just Donkey from Shrek, but he is certainly lots of fun and as a result makes a very worthwhile donkey stuffed animal to have.

The actual donkey started being used by humans around 3000 BC as work animals to carry things from one place to another. Donkey’s were also used for riding and to help plow fields. Unlike horses, donkey’s are much more of an all terrain animal, thus can handle even the most difficult types of areas for walking. Also unlike horses, they are not as easily spooked by loud noises and the like. When one thinks of donkey’s, their penchant for stubbornness likely comes to mind, but it’s not being stubborn that is their issue they have a keen sense of their own well-being and safety, so they won’t do anything that jeopardizes it. Donkey’s are quite independent and will reason things out and then make a decision based on how safe it is for them.

Donkey’s come in all sizes and colors from the Miniature Mediterranean which stands under 36 inches, to the Mammoth Jackstock which can be 14 hands high or taller. Their coloring ranges from shades of gray to brown, black, and even albino-white. If your interest lies in a donkey stuffed animal of Donkey from Shrek, his coloring is quite simple: he’s a light gray.

Another popular donkey character is Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. His lives in the the southeast corner of the 100 Acre Wood in an area designated as Eeyore’s Gloomy Place. Eeyore is lovable but always gloomy and thinks his lot in life is rather dismal. He is gray-blue in color and has a distinctive pink bow attached to the end of his tail. His tail is fodder for many of the Winnie the Pooh stories, as it’s constantly falling off which ultimately brings Christopher Robin to his rescue – he finds Eeyore’s tail and re-attaches it. Eeyore is another popular donkey stuffed animal and some of them have been made amazingly well to resemble him. And one things for certain: after a few hugs from a loving friend, a donkey stuffed animal of Eeyore will be gloomy no more!

A donkey stuffed animal of either Eeyore or Donkey, will undoubtedly brighten the darkest day. Any child would be privileged to have one or the other (or both) and there’s no doubt they will love and care for them as much they would any other plush toy.

Mini Turtles As Pets

  • Posted on February 9, 2018 at 9:16 am

Mini turtles, because of their size, make popular choices for reptile enthusiasts.

Various types of turtles remain relatively small throughout their life span. If you are looking for a moderately proportioned turtle, the mud turtle would be a great selection. Two individual species, the Common Mud turtle and the Striped mud turtle never grow any longer than 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) and average at 3 inches (7.6 cm). Two other types of mud turtle, the Yellow mud turtle and the Sonoran mud turtle boast the adult size of around six inches (15.2 cm), which is about the same length as the Chinese Pond Turtle, also known as Reeves Turtle.

The average size of the spotted turtle and the musk turtle is given as 5 inches (12.7 cm). This specification excludes the Razorback musk turtle, which can grow to 6 inches (15.2 cm). Due to an unusual defence mechanism, musk turtles are sometimes called stinkpots. One of their distinguishing features is the stripe that decorates each side of the faces. This breed comes out at night or early in the morning, when they soak up sunlight and warmth. They swim quite well and also have a talent for clambering up the branches of trees from the water. As juveniles, their diet comprises mainly meat, although they will learn to appreciate the taste of duckweed and water hyacinth as they mature. Pet owners could provide them bloodworm, mealworms, insects and commercial turtle pellets to eat. Remember to include a calcium supplement to promote healthy bone and shell development.

As pets, Reeves turtles are known for their interesting character as well as their enthusiastic feeding. With kind treatment, they will soon show their gregarious side. If you keep only one of them as pet, a tank with the capacity to hold 20 to 30 gallons will be sufficient. For a larger community of turtles, more space will obviously be required.

If you do obtain a Reeves turtle or mud turtle, remember that these two types of turtles are often taken against the law from their natural environment. Under those circumstances, they may have suffered trauma or been injured and this could negatively affect their disposition. The presence of parasites could need your attention. It is always better and more humane to buy from a registered breeder of captive turtles, as these would be used to interacting with people.

Mini turtles are engaging and fascinating to observe and handle. Prospective owners should however bear in mind that they are sometimes carriers of the disease salmonella. Persons specifically vulnerable to infection are the elderly, pregnant women, children under the age of five, organ transplant patients, cancer victims, liver patients and diabetics. With the proper precautions in place, such as washing hands after interactions, mini turtles could still make great pets.

Pet Clothes Are Available Online

  • Posted on February 5, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Pets are like children and need attention and warmth. Do you have a pet dog in your house and want it to be dressed beautifully? Then there are many online shops that stock pet clothes. If you browse the Internet you can find a number of shops selling clothes for dogs and other pets. The Internet is in fact flooded with these pet fashion shops. So, if you visit any of these online shops you can see a catalogue of newest and trendiest pet accessories and clothing.

Just like human fashion, pet fashion is also having its styles and trends. When you browse the Internet you will see the pet fashion websites stocking dogs fashion accessories like bandanas, shoes, socks, jewellery, neck ties, rugsack, hats and scarves and dog clothes like coats, jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, sweaters, raincoats, pants, pajamas and bathrobes. This means you can find pet apparel for summers, winters as well as rainy days from the online shops.

Your dog no longer has to suffer from the extreme heat of the sun when taken out of the home or when inside the home. Fashion accessories that can protect your pet from the harmful UV rays of the sun or extreme heat are now available online. You can even dress up your dog in winters with a coat, sweater or jacket. These clothing items can keep your pet warm during windy or freezing months. However, no dog will ever ask his owner to get a sweater for him because its freezing outside. Even when it is raining outside you dont have to worry about your dog getting drenched because raincoats are also available.

Nowadays buying pet clothes have become very common. Every pet owner is buying clothes for his dog. Buying the dresses and accessories for pets from online shops have become the recent trend in todays world. You can even see a lot of celebrities buying designer clothing items, jewellery items and carriers for their pets. And with the photos of these celebrities on the magazine covers in different postures with these pet clothing and accessories, you can surely expect people to follow suit.

Some spend dollars on buying pet clothes and accessories in order to make the Hollywood celebrities blush whereas there are some who buy dog dresses as per the trend and fashion. These people when buying clothes for their either pets go for the mixed and matched clothing or go for styles that will never fade out from the pet fashion industry.