Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dog Separation Anxiety

Suzy Guy SableOne of the most common problems that dog owners have is dog separation anxiety. It is caused by a dog’s isolation and separation from her owner. Because dogs are social animals, they need company and social interactions or they become very unhappy and stressed out. Your dog may become agitated and anxious when you go out and leave her alone.  Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Tank

capoeta tetrazonaKnowing how to get rid of algae is an unwanted problem that can appear in your aquarium if you do not take care. There are several different types of algae, each needing its own specific treatment. You will first need to figure out what kind you have. Most tropical fish tanks have algae to some degree, but if it gets to be an eyesore, that is when you need to deal with it. Below you will find out how to get rid of algae in your tank. Continue reading

What to Feed Your Dog

Have you ever wondered what to feed your dog and if commercial dog food is actually good him? You may be very surprised to learn that most of it contains many harmful ingredients. So much so that your dog’s life could be shortened by years if this is his sole source of food. What to feed your dog can be quite confusing to the new pet owner. The following will give you a little insight into the pet food industry.

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White Spot: How to Protect Your Fish

white spotWhite spot is quite a common disease among fish. This parasite does, in fact, cause more deaths than any other sickness. If you have had fish for a long time, you probably have come across this at least once in your aquarium. White spot is caused by parasites that are .5 to 1 mm long. They live beneath the top layer of fishes scales, eating skin cells and causing tiny cellular ruptures. Another name for white spot is Ich and if you have had fish for a long time, you probably know the consequences of having it in your tank. Continue reading

Tips on Stocking Your Aquarium

stocking your aquariumYou will find that there is a lot of information available about stocking your aquarium. Some topics are maintaining adequate pH balance, balancing nitrate and phosphate levels, and so on. But you’ll need to be knowledgeable about the fish, too. Choosing fish that you would like to have in your tank can be tricky. You’ll need to know how big they’ll grow, and whether they’ll be able to get along with each other.
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