Ice, snow, nowhere to go . . . In 2006, Disney released “Eight Below”, a film that tells the story of a pack of abandoned sled dogs and their struggle to survive the hostile Antarctic landscape. This film is based on the Japanese film “Antarctica” (1983), and that both of these films are based on the true story of the ill-fated 1958 Japanese expedition
Fighting like cats and dogs: a common expression used to describe people who just don’t get along. And indeed, it often seems like cats and dogs just can’t get along. Dogs chasing cats up trees, cats lashing out at curious dogs’ noses, and hissing: everything from “Tom and Jerry” to the children’s film “Cats and Dogs” suggests that for these two species, it’s hate
Perfect pedigrees or marvellous mutts? There are so many different types of dogs out there that it can be hard to choose the right one for you. It doesn’t help that there is a lot of conflicting advice. Some people advocate for mixed-breed dogs, while others push for purebreds. Dogs are split in two categories, mixed-breed or purebred dogs. To help you with your
Keeping your cat healthy Medical attention As a responsible cat owner, you will need to provide proper medical care for your cat. You should find a veterinarian and set up a vaccination and check-up schedule, as it is essential to cat health. It is important to follow the vaccination schedule: this will stop your cat from catching several serious diseases. Veterinary care can be
Maybe you’ve wanted a dog since you were a little kid. Or maybe you’ve recently discovered how much you would love to have a canine companion. But before you rush over to the computer and start searching, remember that a dog is not just for Christmas, but for life! Here are just a few things you should consider when buying a dog. Time to
Spooky season is in full swing and next weekend the streets will be filled with kids and adults alike in dress up. If you are taking your dog trick or treating, here are some cool ideas for your dog’s Halloween costume. The Classic Bat Wings Old but gold, this costume will be easy for your dog to wear and won’t bother them, but they
Recognition: CFA, FIFe, TICA, AACE, ACFA/CAA, CCA-AFC Size: Medium to Large Weight: 2.7 – 5.4 kg Life expectancy: 8 – 14 years Sphynx Cat Breed Standard The first thing you’ll notice is that the bald sphynx cat breed has prominent cheekbones and huge ears, giving it a bat-like appearance. The eyes are large and lemon-shaped. The Sphynx has a nicely muscled neck and a
Bat-eared but beautiful, the French Bulldog is a born lapdog. The French Bulldog isn’t just a pretty face – they are smart and, so long as their lessons are fun, are very trainable. They are very easygoing and love to be around people.
Cushing’s Disease affects a dog’s adrenal glands. These are two tiny glands positioned just next to the kidneys. With Cushing’s Disease, the adrenal glands become overly active and produce too many hormones, such as Cortisol (sometimes called Cortisone).
Kindness that pays back Want to get a dog but don’t know which is the right route for you? You might want to consider adopting an older dog, for far more reasons other than saving the money you would have to spend on a puppy. In this article, we have summarised some of he biggest pros of choosing a senior dog. An older dog