All About Pets Forum
| |

Pet anatomy, breeding, breeds, equipment, health, law, monuments, organizations, related professions and professionals, shows and showing, sports, training and behavior, types. Pets in popular culture, famous pets, fictional pets, films about pets.

Lord Byron, “Epitaph to a Dog”
| |

 Near this spot Are deposited the Remains of one Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. The Price, which would be unmeaning flattery If inscribed over Human … Read More

Short history of cats
| |

The exact history of human interaction with cats is still somewhat vague. The earliest written records of attempts to domesticate cats date back to ancient Egypt, circa 4000 BC, where cats were employed to keep mice and rats away from … Read More

Dog health
| |

The domestic dog’s health is possibly one of the best-studied areas in veterinary medicine, since the dog has had such a long and close relationship with humans. Dogs are susceptible to various diseases; similarly to humans, they can have diabetes, … Read More

Animal shelters
| |

Animal shelters, or what used to be known as pounds or dog pounds, are either governmental or private organizations that provide temporary homes for stray, surrendered, or abandoned pet animals. They most often house dogs and cats. The animal is … Read More

Birds of Africa
| |

The taxonomy of this list adheres to James Clements’ Birds of the World: A Checklist, and reflects all changes to that work until July, 2005. Taxonomic changes are on-going. As more research is gathered from studies of distribution, behavior, and … Read More

Mosasaurs
| |

Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Sauropsida Order: Squamata Family: Mosasauridae Subfamily: Mosasaurinae Mosasaurinae (Gervais, 1853; Williston, 1897) is a subfamily of mosasaurs, a diverse group of Late Cretaceous marine squamates. Russell (1967, pp. 123-124) defined the Mosasurinae as … Read More

Edible fish
| |

Fish as a food describes the edible parts of water-dwelling, cold-blooded vertebrates with gills, as well as certain other water-dwelling animals such as mollusks, crustaceans, and shellfish. There are over 27,000 species of fish, making them the most diverse group … Read More

Famous dogs
| |

Dogs famous in their own right Ashley Whippet, the first frisbee dog superstar and arguably the best. Certainly the most famous canine athlete. Balto, final lead dog of 1925 serum run to Nome which relayed diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled … Read More

Animal euthanasia
| |

Euthanasia (Greek, “good death”) is the practice of killing a human or other animal, in a painless or minimally painful way, for merciful reasons, usually to end suffering. This article discusses non-human animal euthanasia; a separate article covers euthanasia in … Read More

Bird classification
| |

Taxonomy is very fluid in the age of DNA analysis, so comments are made where appropriate, and all numbers are approximate. In particular see Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy for a very different classification. This article and the descendant family articles follow the … Read More

Lepidosaurs
| |

Fossil range: Late Triassic – Recent Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Sauropsida Subclass: Diapsida Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha Superorder: Lepidosauria Orders: Sphenodontia, Squamata The Lepidosauria are reptiles with overlapping scales. They include the tuataras, lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians. Lepidosaurians are the most … Read More

1 2 3