Saving homeless Animals

All of us have seen fish. They are very elegant in their colouration and many people like to keep them as pets. A fish may be identified as an aquatic vertebrate animal whose body may or may not be covered by scales and bears two sets of paired fins and many unpaired fins. fish are cold blooded or ectothermic animals which mean that their body temperature keeps on changing with the temperature of water. fish are distributed in all aquatic habitats ranging from the mountain streams to the deepest oceans. About 32,500 species of fish are known and they together form the largest diversity of the organisms in comparison to other classes of vertebrates. fish are also caught by the fish keepers and are kept in aquaria as a source of decoration. They are also associated with movies, cultures and religions.

The term fish applies to an animal which suggests any non-tetrapod craniate that bears gills throughout its life and has fins instead of limbs. Like other vertebrates fish are of different types and are classified according to their characters. The main types of fish found in the modern world are the hagfish, sharks, rays, lampreys, ray-finned fish, coelacanths and lungfish. A fish possesses streamlined body to swim rapidly in the aquatic environment, has gills or accessory respiratory organs for getting oxygen and have paired as well as unpaired fins. The paired fins include the pectoral and the pelvic fins. The unpaired fins are the dorsal, anal and the caudal fins. Generally the body of the fish is covered with scales but there are some fish also which lack scales and are scale less. The jaws are very well developed in the fish. They are oviparous.

Generally fish are cold blooded vertebrates but exceptions always exist. Tuna, swordfish and some species of sharks have adaptations towards the warm blooded category. The streamlining and the swimming efficiency of the fish also varies for example tuna, salmon and jacks can swim 10-20 body lengths per second while the eels and sharks cannot move more than 0.5 body lengths per second. Some species of fish have the capability of extracting oxygen directly from the air as well as through other substances as they bear some specialized structures for this purpose for example lungfish have paired lungs, gouramis have labyrinth and catfish extract oxygen through the intestine or the stomach. The shape of the body as well as the arrangement of the fins is also variable. The scales are of different types like the placoid, cosmoid, ganoid, cycloid and ctenoid. There are certain fish also which live on land like the mudskippers which live on the mudflats and on being disturbed hide themselves in their underground burrows.

The body size of the fish varies from as small as the stout infant fish which is only 8mm long to as huge as the white shark which is 16meter long. Many animals are often confused with fish as the term fish is associated with them like the starfish, jellyfish, cuttlefish, shellfish. Strictly speaking they are not fish. There are at present 28,000 extant fish of which 27,000 are the bony fish, 970 are the sharks, rays and chimeras and 108 are the hagfish.


Australian Cancer Cure Proved on Domestic

Australian Cancer Cure Proved on Domestic Animals+ +  by Laurance Murray

in Health / Cancer + +  (submitted 2011-03-29)

Australian Cancer Cure Proved on Domestic Animals

QBiotics cancer drug EBC46 derived from the Australian Rain Forest has had successful trials on domestic animals. Altogether 200 dogs, 40 cats and 30 horses have been treated with amazing results. Most solid surface tumours treated started to break down within days and had often completely disappeared within weeks.

The drug appears to trigger inactive white blood cells into life to fight the cancer and restarts the bodies auto immune system which sends further large numbers of white cells to the site of the disease and aids in preventing new breakouts.


Before You Buy Your First

Many people do not realize the time and other resources which are needed to look after their rabbit. This causes distress to families and many hundreds of rabbits are abandoned every year.

That is my main reason for putting this chapter here. It is a growing problem around the world, especially just after Easter every year when societies that care for and foster abandoned pet rabbits get the highest number of discarded rabbits. Of course, the second busiest period is late January when the excitement of the "Christmas bunny" fades under the realization of the depth of the necessary commitment.

This could involve up to a couple of hours a day. Your rabbit needs regular playtime, but it is also essential to give their hutch and feeding gear at least a light daily clean plus two thorough cleaning sessions each week! Yes, this may be more than you would need to ensure the comfort and health of a pet dog, cat or parakeet, but they have become more comfortable with human company and habits than rabbits.


Behold The Prince of Persia

Note. May I warn you from the outset... this treatise may commence with the levitas of "secular" indiscretions, comments and analysis... but it will culminate with relevant theological gravitas... bear with me; and, oddly enough, the article actually "hangs together"

"President Bush had signed a covert finding in late spring 2002, which authorized the CIA and US Special Operations forces to dispatch clandestine units into Iraq for the purpose of removing Saddam Hussein from power. The fact is that the Iraq war had begun by the beginning of summer 2002, if not earlier . . . as was the case with Iraq pre-March 2003, the Bush administration today speaks of diplomacy and a desire for a peaceful resolution to the Iranian question. But the facts speak of another agenda, that of war and the forceful removal of the theocratic regime, currently wielding the reigns of power in Tehran . . . as with Iraq, the president has paved the way for the conditioning of the American public and an all-too-compliant media to accept at face value the merits of a regime change policy regarding Iran, linking the regime of the Mullah's to an axis of evil' (together with the newly liberated' Iraq and North Korea), and speaking of the absolute requirement for the spread of democracy' to the Iranian people. (Scott Ritter, July 2005 )


Best Tips To Plan

Best Tips To Plan Your Next Fishing Trip+ +  by Fiza.fizu

in Family / Seniors + +  (submitted 2013-01-31)

Do you remember the excitement of your first camping trip? Getting up early in the morning, having a hot chocolate before the drive out of town, and all the fun of being in the great outdoors. You can recreate this feeling again, the next time you take a trip to go fishing. Continue reading for ways to enhance your next fishing trip and make it a great one.

In general, most people who go fishing want to catch something. If you are one of those people, you are probably wondering what you can use to best ensure that you get the thrill of reeling some variety of fish in so you don't go home empty handed. The most versatile bait which catches a large variety of fish is the "earthworm" or "nightcrawler". Thread it on a small or medium sized hook and wait for a fish to start swimming away with it before you jerk your rod and set the hook.


Cat Declawing The Truth

Cat Declawing

What is the use of cat declawing?

The main reason people decide to declaw their cat is to protect their furniture. An untrained cat's claws can be very destructive in a home, damaging furniture, curtains and carpets. Cats like (and need) to scratch and claw at wood and rough surfaces, and if they are not properly trained, your furniture will look very inviting to them. Another reason people give for declawing their cat is to prevent the cat from injuring them. Cats use their claws and teeth to defend themselves and to fight. Small children may mishandle a cat and provoke it in scratching them. Some cats also have a more aggressive or nervous nature and will scratch people when they feel threatened.


Cat Litter Box Health

Cats are the most popular pets in the United States. According to the latest version of the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook (2002 Edition) there were almost 70 Million pet cats in the United States. Why are cats so popular? There are as many answers to this question as there are cat owners, but the low health risks cats pose to their owners is certainly near the top of this list. Even though the potential health risks cats pose to people are small, it is important that cat owners are aware of these risks and understand how to reduce them.

The majority of all risks stemming from cat ownership are associated with the cat litter box and/or cat feces. There are two categories of risks. The first category contains health risks posed by bacteria and parasites to both cat owners and their cats. The second category contains injuries resulting from an automatic litter box or self cleaning litter box.


Cats Are Very Lovable Creatures

"Who would believe such pleasure from a wee ball o' fur?"- An Irish saying about cats, perhaps best describes what pleasure-giving creatures cats can be.

Jean Burden, beautifully defines the feline beauty. "A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem." Cats for many people, are really very lovable - remember 'Snowbell' - the cat of "Stuart Little".

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to many ailments. Cat grooming is a very important part of keeping a cat as a healthy pet. Cat supplies can be defined as important things that can be purchased for cat grooming, and maintaining general good cat health.