Are Cats Color Blind?

No, is the answer, however, their color vision is quite poor. In the first half of this century scientists were positive that cats were completely color blind and one expert reworked a popular saying with the words: ‘Day and night, all cats see gray.’ That was the persisting attitude in the 1940s, however during the past few decades more measured inquiry has been accomplished and it’s now recognized that cats are able to pick out certain colors, but not, seemingly, with very much finesse.

The reason why earlier experiments neglected to show the existence of cats’ color vision was because in discrimination tests cats rapidly caught on to subtle differences in the stage of grayness of colors and then refused to abandon these clues when they were confronted with two colors of precisely the same degree of grayness. Therefore the exams yielded negative results. Employing more advanced techniques, recent fields of study have been capable in proving that cats

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Benefits to Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Dog’s Health

I am sure you have heard of using apple cider vinegar for natural remedies in people, but have you heard of using it for your dog’s health? Apple cider vinegar can help with digestion, gas, constipation, bladder stones, and urinary tract infections. It is used to deter insects such as mosquitoes, fleas and tics. It can relieve skin conditions, and even take away the odor of skunk.

Many herbalists recommend the use of vinegar. It is recommended that you buy vinegar made from cold pressed, organically grown whole apples to get the benefit of the naturally occurring enzymes.

In it’s natural form apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, and deodorant. It helps to remove tooth tartar; prevents tooth decay and hair loss (even mange), prevents and heals gum disease.

Have I listed enough benefits to using apple cider vinegar, yet?

There are many other benefits to using apple cider vinegar. It is known

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Slowly But Steadily Increasing Demand for Animal Feed Additives

Feed additives are food supplements for farm animals, which fulfill the nutritional needs that are not met by regular meals. These include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids.

They are an essential part of the animal nutritional requirement. They enhance feed quality, and hence, improve animal health and productivity. Rising living standards and disposable income are increasing meat and dairy product consumption. Combined with that, the growing preference among livestock producers toward quality and nutrition is fueling the steady demand for feed additives.

Segmentation by type

The most important types are vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, fatty acids, medications, and flavors & sweeteners. Vitamins and minerals improve weaning and conception rates, immunity, and overall health. Medications help livestock farmers to decrease the chances of animals becoming diseased.

Segmentation by region

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The Fish We Cook, Swaii And Barramundi

SWAII The swaii is a form of catfish that is imported from fish farms mainly in Vietnam. Its popularity has increased greatly in the United States since the trade embargo was lifted in 1994. The swaii is a river fish that can grow up to 4 feet long but the farmed fish are usually sold in the 2-4 pound range. The adult fish is almost uniformly gray. Often swaii is sold under the name of pangasius or basa. The basa is a similar fish that is actually a little better in quality so you need to check labels. The basa fish is much more expensive because it takes up to 4 times longer to raise. The swaii is a very important fish commercially and is sold all over the globe. It is similar to the American catfish but usually has a cheaper price which has caused the United States government to be very specific with labeling. The basa is a mild fish with white meat and a texture similar to the American catfish. The swaii is also a mild fish but the meat is a little darker in col

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What Are the Differences Between Domestic and Wild Cats

In the past and until now, many humans have welcomed cats into their homes, primarily because of their ability to keep rodents away. Though they are called house pets, these modern-day cats are still known to be semi-domesticated unlike dogs that are fully domesticated and have been considered as such since their existence.

A kitten that cuddles up to its owner by the fireplace may be very different from a lion that stalks the African planes but people may be surprised by the similarities they have.

Differences Between Domestic and Wild Cats

Based on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study published in 2014, most of the differences between domestic and wild cats lie in the genes that dominate their personality traits, one of which is aggression. Pet cats have the tendency to retain memories, learn by means of reward system, enjoy interacting and having contact with humans or even living with other pets like dogs while wild cats are naturally mo

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Boston Terriers As Family Dogs

Boston Terriers are a very popular breed. They are gentle and friendly with adults, children and other animals when socialized well from a young age. Many families generally recommend the Boston Terrier even with young children in the house. However, the dog and child should never be left together unattended.

This breed is suitable for apartment living because of the dog’s compact size and the minimal barking. Boston Terriers are often too friendly to alert their owners when they meet a stranger.

These dogs love to play indoor and outdoors. Really long walks are usually not necessary. Just playtime with the children and other families members can be enough on a daily basis. The Boston Terrier is intelligent and also does well in more competitive, structures activities such as agility trials.

These dogs are eager to please their owners. They have an allure of determination, strength and energy, they appear very distinguished and are very poised. Their perso

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We Aren’t in California Anymore!

This could be subtitled: How I went from California suburbia to a chicken ranch in Arkansas. I was minding my own business one day in February, managing a busy veterinary specialty hospital in the San Francisco Bay area when I received a phone call from a veterinarian in Arkansas. It seemed I was on the reference list for the practice management software program we used, and this doctor was trying to get information on how we had the program and our IT system set up. After three months of occasional phone calls, I was asked if I would consider moving to Arkansas.

Of course, my knee jerk reaction was, “Arkansas? I don’t think so!” After all, I was born and raised in California. Why on earth would I want to move to Arkansas? But, you know how things have a way of running around in your brain. That night I did some research on line. I discovered that Arkansas wasn’t as backwards as it is presented on the Tonight Show, the school system received better sco

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How To Fish With Worms – Tips For Catching More Fish

One of the most popular and effective baits that there is to catch almost any species of freshwater fish is the worm, and as a person who has been using various manifestations of fishing worms as bait for more than a quarter of a century, I can tell you first hand just how effective worms are as bait. The funny thing about worms and fishing is that many anglers don’t know how to fish with worms in the most effective and efficient way possible and it ends up costing them bites from hungry fish.

Below I will outline a few simple tips that will teach you how to fish with worms in a much more efficient and effective way, so that you start receiving those otherwise lost bites from hungry fish. Now the first thing that has to be said is that fishing with worms isn’t rocket science, it’s quite easy as a matter of fact. The issue is that a little thought about the subject goes a long way towards experiencing more success out on the water, and most people just copy w

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37 Random Cat Facts You Probably Did Not Know

  1. Most do not like sweet things. However I know my cat loves Ice cream

  2. When a cats chases their prey, it keeps its head level and eyes focused.

  3. A bezoar is the real name for a hairball.

  4. A group of cats more than 3 is called a “clowder.”

  5. Why do they get stuck in trees? This is because a cats claws curve in the same direction making it easy to climb up but impossible to climb down.

  6. It is said that cats can make about 100 different sounds. Comparing it to a Dogs which can only make about 10. #stupiddogs #catsrule

  7. Cats could have prevented the Black Plague!

  8. In 1963 the first feline was in space. Felicette was a French kitty with a nick name of Astrocat. The France sent the cat into outer space. She survived the trip.

  9. Approximately 40,000 people are bit

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Are Eggs Good for Dogs?

The fact is that dogs love eggs. But are they good for them?

Question: Is it OK to mix a raw egg with your dog’s food?

Well there seems to be 2 schools of thought, one being that raw eggs are great for dogs and the second is that they are very bad for dogs. This is not an article on biochemistry but I will try to explain the information into basic terms.

Let’s look at the plus side of giving your dog raw eggs. Eggs are one of the best sources of protein as well as amino acids and fatty acids which are needed for your dog’s skin and coat. They also provide a great source of vitamins and minerals for the body.

All of this doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

Now let’s look at the minus side. Ingestion of raw eggs in both dogs and humans can cause Salmonella which is sometimes called “food poisoning”. That’s a term that we’ve all heard of and want to avoid. Salmonella is a bacteria that causes diarrhea,

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