Did you know that the U.S. has over 76 million cats? That means it has more cats than any other country in the world! America loves pets, with many homes having either a dog, cat, or both, or multiple of one or the other.
Pet ownership today isn?t like it used to be. Around 100 years ago, the majority of pets would not have been seen as they are today. Cats were often barn cats, meant to catch mice that were in stables or in the home. Dogs tended to serve useful purposes — they were herding dogs or hunting dogs, etc. Even the average ?house cat? or ?house dog? was seen a bit differently than pets are today — ask an elderly person whether they ever watched a parent or grandparent drown unwanted kittens or puppies, and you might not like the answer.
Today, though, pets are an integral part o
Almost everyone has an online dating story these days. For some, it?s a funny story they tell over drinks; for others, it?s the explanation of how they met their significant other. A lot of print space has been devoted to discussing how humans are using online dating websites, but this leaves out an important question: what about dogs?
That?s right: the online dating world is opening up to puppies. Dog dating sites are now a reality. Of course, this comes with some caveats. Obviously, we haven?t reached a point in intuitive technology where dogs can easily use your computer or smartphone to talk with other dogs about whether they?d want to potentially meet up. So you?re going to need to help your pup out
If you are one of the two million people who owns a horse in the United States, you may be familiar with the equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV). The illness can be fatal and as there is no real treatment for it, prevention is your best bet to protect your animal.
The illness is often referred to as “Swamp Fever” and can infect donkeys, zebras and otters equine animals. Horses can serve as carriers of the disease, showing no symptoms but remaining able to transmit the deadly disease to other animals via a vector such as a mosquito (or other insect) or through the placenta. Horses that carry the disease but remain asymptomatic (do not look sick) are much less likely to transmit the illness to other animals. For instance, a horse fly that bites a carrier horse and a six million to one chance of t