• October 17, 2017 /  Pets and Animal, Uncategorized

    Witnessing animal neglect or abuse can be a heart wrenching experience. For those who love animals it is difficult to understand why it happens. However, no matter if one understands it or not, they have a responsibility to stop or report the abuse if they observe it happening. The key is education on the prevention of cruelty to animals and how to deal with this horrid experience, not only for the animals and their safety, but to make sure that the person committing the crime is punished.

    The first place that should be contacted when one has witnessed animal neglect is the local humane shelter. They have the power to enforce the animal cruelty laws that exist in almost all states and subsequently hold the abuser responsible for their actions.

    They can be fined and even put in jail depending on how strict the laws are in the state where the abuse took place. The only way that the humane shelter will know about the neglect in the community is through the eyes and ears of the community members.

    If a person lives in a rural area that does not actually have a humane shelter that they can contact, then they should still report the abuse. They can do this by contacting their local police department.

    They also have the jurisdiction to make sure that the animal laws against cruelty are enforced. Another place to check if one does not feel comfortable contacting the police is a website that can help locate a local animal care organization. Two of these sites are “Pet Finder” and “Pets 911”.

    The world of animal neglect is a sad thing. So many times people overlook animal abuse or cruelty because they are not sure what to do. With just a phone call one can help an animal who is in need.

    Even farm animals horses and other livestock are covered by the animal laws that exist in most places. One only has to take the initiative to keep the animals safe. They are counting on us.

    Mike Selvon has a passion for animal care, and his portal answers your common questions about the animal neglect. Visit his portal for your free gift and leave a comment at his humane society blog.

  • October 16, 2017 /  Uncategorized, Zoo and Park

    If it is the cry, scream, screech or the chirping of the wild animals and birds that you are interested in, then you will be able to enjoy this and much more if you visit the Ranthambore National Park that is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan in Northern India. This park is considered to be one of the most popular hunting grounds of the Jaipur Maharajas and is the biggest as well as the most prominent national parks of Northern India. The rich flora and fauna has tempted many wildlife photographs as well as wild life enthusiasts to visit this famous national Park in India.

    The boasts of a wide variety of animals, reptiles and birds and you will be able to see the famous diurnal tigers, leopards, sambar deer, Indian wild boar, chinkara, jackals, macaques, Indian porcupines, flying foxes, sloth bears, mongooses and civets. Some of the reptiles that you can spot at this famous National Park are: tortoise, cobras, Indian chameleon, Indian pythons, Russell Vipers, desert monitor lizards, marsh crocodiles and so on. Ranthambore is also famous for the varieties of residential and migrant birds that can be seen because of its varied terrain as well as the easy availability of huge water bodies. Some of the common bird types that you can sight in Ranthambore are: woodpeckers, kingfishers, parakeets, flamingos, pelicans, herons, gray hornbills, eagles, storks, sandpipers, flycatchers, egrets and many more.

    The Ranthambore National Park will be open to visitors from the beginning of the October month till the end of month of June and the park will be closed for visitors for the rest of the months (July to September). The park also offers Safari tour packages for their visitors and you can either use a 20 seater open canter truck or a six seater open jeep to travel the length and breadth of the park to get a glimpse of its natural wildlife. You have the option of either going for a morning safari trip or an evening safari trip inside the dense jungle of the National Park.

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  • October 16, 2017 /  Dogs and Cats, Uncategorized

    What is dog’s Cushing’s disease? Dogs Cushing’s disease is a common problem that affects senior pets, and is caused by overactive adrenal glands. This condition can easily be confused with premature signs of aging in dogs. Cushing’s disease symptoms include:*

    * weight gain
    * hair loss
    * urinating in the house
    * increased consumption of water
    * increased urination
    * increase in appetite

    Thankfully, this disease is treatable and once treated your dog can live a much longer and healthier life. This condition can be treated at home using homeopathic remedies.

    In dogs, Cushing’s disease can look like the debilitating effects of aging, so some pet owners may mistakenly consider euthanasia in order to let their pets go peacefully. It is very important to understand when your dog is truly just aging or if they are suffering from Cushing’s disease. Your vet can help you determine what your pet is facing.

    In dogs, Cushing’s disease is usually found in pets that are around ten years old. Cushing’s disease is more likely to strike in miniature dogs and in spayed/neutered dogs. Since it can strike just about any dog and there are very few known predispositions for the disease it is sometimes hard to diagnose. Even the physical signs of the disease can be similar to a variety of other health problems.

    Because the symptoms are so much like aging it is important to note the symptoms that are more than common signs of aging. These can be extreme drinking(water) as 80-85% of Cushing’s dogs will drink 2-10 times their normal amount. Another possible sign is a change in the color of your dog’s coat, 85-100% of Cushing’s dogs have a change in the skin or coat. 90-95% of dogs will also take on a pot-bellied appearance. By recognizing these signs you can treat the disease and make your dog live longer and more comfortably. Once you suspect the problem, a simple blood test could prove that your dog is suffering from Cushing’s.

    If Cushing’s disease is left to progress without treatment it can lead to even more serious problems such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, failure of the liver and kidneys, and other problems like infections in numerous places on the body. These problems combined with Cushing’s disease can prove fatal to your pet. So if you pet is exhibiting any of the symptoms for dog’s Cushing’s disease and they are over 6 years of age, it is best to take them to a vet right away for a diagnosis.

  • October 13, 2017 /  Pets and Animal, Uncategorized

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a resort in Walt Disney World Resort Florida, which opened on April 16, 2001. It is what Disney refers to as a “deluxe” resort, meaning the highest level. It is African themed and intended to pair with the Animal Kingdom theme park which is located nearby. >

    One of the most unique aspects of this resort is the capacity for visitors and guests to watch African wildlife graze in the various savannas of the resort. In fact guest with a “savanna view” room can watch the animals from their room. Meanwhile guests can watch them from observation areas in and near the lobby.

    Peter Dominick was the architect for the hotel. He also designed the Wilderness Lodge, which guests will note bears a striking resemblance to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Additionally he designed the Grand California Hotel and Spa in Disneyland in California.

    The Animal Kingdom Lodge is also home to Disney Vacation Club properties. Disney Vacation Club, or DVC, is Disney’s timeshare program. Initially this program was limited to what is called “Jambo House,” the rooms of which are all in the original building. However guests can now stay in a separate building called Kidani Village which is a DVC only property. This new building has its own savannas with unique wildlife.

    The Animal Kingdom Lodge offers an experience very unique from most of the other resorts in Walt Disney World. The resort is an attraction in and of itself, with all the wildlife and activities. The resort itself boasts amazing detail as well as historical artifacts from Africa.

    If you are considering a Walt Disney World vacation, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge may be right for you. It is usually competitively priced for a deluxe resort. The only real downside to the resort is that it is located relatively distantly from the rest of the properties. Otherwise this can be a great vacation for any family.

    To learn more about this resort, visit AKLResort.com, where you can learn about the excellent Animal Kingdom Lodge restaurants, including the Boma: Flavors of Africa buffet.

  • October 13, 2017 /  Pets and Animal, Uncategorized

    Up until about 5 years ago I was gutting every big game that I was harvesting every year. I’d do the same procedure every time I’d start at the bottom of the stomach and cut my way up the ponch then I’d do the nasty deed of removing the anal intestine and everything down in that area. Boy that was something that I never looked forward to every year.

    It wasn’t until I went hunting with a great friend of mine and he asked me what I was doing as I proceeded to open up the ponch. I told him I was gutting this deer, he started laughing at me and said “I’ll teach you a ten times easier way that’s less nasty and much faster.” He then proceeded to quarter out my deer and was finished in less then 15 minutes flat. I stood there amazed because not only did he quarter that deer out super fast he had almost no blood, gut juice, stomach goo or anything else you get on you when you gut a big game animal. I was sold after that and have never gutted another big animal after that day.

    Last year after my father killed his big 6 point elk, we sat there arguing over whether we should gut it and come back tomorrow or hurry and quarter it out before we leave. It was getting dark fast so as you can imagine the argument got heated. I won the argument and ended up quarting him and coming back the next day. It did take a little longer than normal because of the size of the elk but it was definitely less stinky and dirty than gutting the elk.

    Whose to say what’s the best method sometimes it depends on where you kill the animal and the size of the animal. If you kill a big animal 5 miles in the back country obviously it’s a no brainer but if you’re lucky enough to be able to get your truck or 4 wheeler up to it then why not take it out whole. I’ve never been lucky enough to able to just back my truck up to the animal.

    Both ways have their pros and cons and it just comes down to personal preference or the location of the animal. Something to think this hunting season as you’re about ready to take the knife to your animal.

    Be safe and good hunting to everyone!