Pet and Animal Cool Facts, Questions and Answers - May 2015

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  • Bearded Irises
    In variety of colors the Iris is hardly equalled and is not surpassed by any other hardy plant, and it rivals even the orchids. It is as easy as a weed to grow, and, given a suitable situation, it is one of the longest-lived perennials, one of the "live-forevers."
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
    Facts about Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major bird species, including habitat, range, plumage, feeding habits etc.
  • Dwarf Larkspur Delphinium tricorne
    Dwarf Larkspur Delphinium tricorne, a a tall perennial herb native to moist, wooded slopes, praries and thickets; a useful plant for a damp site in your garden.
  • Spotted Loosestrife Lysimachia punctata
    Spotted Loosestrife Lysimachia punctata is a useful tall flowering plant that needs no support and tolerates drier sites.
  • Cypress Spurge Euphorbia cyparissias
    Cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias) is a useful carpeting plant for dry, poor soil that needs watering every 3 weeks. It is easy to grow and needs little attention.
  • Common Comfrey Symphytum officinale
    Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a very hardy perennial flowering herb. Every garden should have a patch of comfrey. It is an invaluable crop for and oragnic gardener, as the leaves, when regularly cut, are an activator for the compost heap as well as being a valuable source of potassium and phosphate.
  • Persian Cornflower Whitewash Cornflower
    Persian Cornflower or Whitewash Cornflower (Centaurea dealbata) is a very hardy perennial. It bears pink thistlelike flower heads with white centers with conelike bases in the summer.
  • Plant of the Day
    Featured flowers, shrubs and trees; pictures and general facts.
  • Bridal Wreath Spirea
    Bridal Wreath Spirea is a large, arching shrub with long branches covered with white fllowers in the spring. Most established spirea plants are draught tolerant. It loves full sun but can tolerate some shade.
  • Separation-related Disorder
    Dog behavior scientists suggest that in some situations dog owners contribute to their dogs' behavior problems, as is the case with separation-related disorder, also described as "separation anxiety" or "separation distress".
  • Hendra Virus infection in horses
    Hendra virus causes occasional but typically fatal infection in horses and humans and remains a threat to the veterinary profession and public health in Australia.
  • Hendra Virus infection in horses
    Hendra virus causes occasional but typically fatal infection in horses and humans and remains a threat to the veterinary profession and public health in Australia.
  • Altai Pansy
    No garden is complete without an edging or planting of pansies and violas. Altai Pansy (Viola altaica) is one of the parents to the cultivated pansies.
  • Blood sucking lice on horses
    Blood sucking lice on horses - signs of infestation and control
  • New garden pictures
    New garden pictures - white lilac shaped like a tree
  • Pseudorabies
    Pseudorabies virus is still present in feral swine populations and should therefore continue to be considered a possible cause of disease in dogs and other domestic animals.
  • New Garden Pictures
    New Garden pictures - apple trees and bird cherry trees and blossom
  • Bartonellosis as potential cause of sudden death in dogs
    When dogs develop clinical abnormalities, such as fever, joint inflammation or a particular kidney diseases, veterinarians will often consider vector-borne diseases transmitted by blood-feeding ectoparasites like ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and sand flies.
  • New Emerging Canine Cancer Treatment and Vaccines
    One of the most promising new canine cancer therapies and cancer vaccine are underway

Russian customs seize 500+ bear paws heading to Chinese black market

Because there are no animal protection laws in China and Pakistan, and no measures have been taken to eradicate inhumane customs and savagery, Go Pets America urges you to boycott goods produced in China Pakistan!

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