Saltwater Moray Eels

Saltwater Moray Eels

Worldwide there are 15 genera in the family Muraendae to which the moray eels belong. This accounts for a total of 200 species. Of those, about a dozen could be raised in a home aquarium. Only five of those, however, can be safely housed with other fish, and this is...
Understanding the Kennel Cough Vaccine

Understanding the Kennel Cough Vaccine

The “kennel cough” vaccine is actually an injection or nasal mist that specifically targets the bacteria bordetellabronchiseptica, which is only one of several potential infectious agents underlying canine infectious tracheobronchitis. Because bordetella is a very...
What is kennel cough?

What is kennel cough?

Kennel cough is an infectious respiratory disease seen most often in dogs. It can be contracted by other companion species, including cats, but those instances are more rare. The scientific name for kennel cough is canine infectious tracheobronchitis. Puppies age 6...
History of the Rodent Fancy

History of the Rodent Fancy

The history of rodents living with humans is long and convoluted, beginning with an involuntary relationship on the part of mankind. When we ceased to be primarily hunters and gatherers, shifting to a more agrarian existence, rats and mice happily moved into grain...
What are Rats?

What are Rats?

Rats are the most intelligent of all the rodents, although squirrels run them a close second. In the wild, there are two species of rats: Rattus rattus, the roof rat, and Rattus norvegicus, the Norway rat. The two species cannot interbreed, but are still closely...