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Winter can often limit outdoor activities for our pets, leading to pent-up energy and boredom. This listicle provides twelve innovative and enjoyable ways to keep your pets happy and active at home during winter. 1. Interactive Toys Interactive toys are not just playthings; they are brain teasers that challenge your pet’s problem-solving skills. Whether it’s …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction I recently went on safari in South Africa and saw a zebra with a very unusual pattern on the saddle area of its body. This pattern was symmetrical on both sides, which you can see in …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction Welcome to our article on 10 ruminant animals. As an Animal Scientist and Veterinary Student, understanding how food is digested in domesticated ruminant animals is vital for understanding what they need in their diet. In this …

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Imagine a creature whose blood is so valuable that it’s often referred to as “liquid gold.” No, it’s not a mythical beast from a fantasy novel; it’s the horseshoe crab. This ancient crab has blue blood that plays a crucial role in vaccine development and pharmaceutical quality control. But what makes this blue fluid so …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction As a child, I often joined my father on fishing trips. Our days typically began with pumping sandprawns to use as bait. The sight of these prawns always made me squirm. I distinctly recall my confusion …

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The seasonal migration of animals from one habitat to another is one of nature’s most magnificent phenomena. Every year, a myriad of species trek across vast expanses of our planet. These migrations are driven by ancient genetic programming that compels animals to move in response to the changing seasons, availability of food, and the need …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction With the 5th of November just around the corner, if you own a pet (or not), let us help you keep them a little calmer this year amidst the fireworks displays. My name is Alex, a …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction Throughout history, the bond between humans and their pets has been celebrated. From the ancient pharaohs of Egypt to the modern-day pet lovers on Instagram, dressing up pets has become a unique way to express this …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction Dr. Lesleigh Rous, a South African veterinarian, shares her insights into foods considered safe for dogs. We’re excited to share her insights in this article below so you can learn more about keeping your dog’s diet …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction As a marine biologist with a broad understanding of marine life, it’s apparent that great white sharks are among the most misunderstood creatures in the ocean. My understanding of various marine species …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction Welcome to our article on the existence of Wild Horses in America. I am admittedly a ‘horse-girl’ and have been fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by them. As a qualified Animal Scientist and vet student, I couldn’t …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction Welcome to our article on The Origin of Horses. It’s hard not to marvel at these majestic animals that have gone through a fascinating evolutionary journey. We also see many different breeds today in different sizes …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction Did you know the estimated population of domesticated cats on Earth is 600 million. The origin of domesticated cats (Felis catus) is a tale that spans thousands of years, connecting our modern-day house cats to their …

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Welcome to ‘Giant Whale Discovery Challenges Blue Whale Record‘ A fossil of an ancient whale has been discovered in the Peruvian desert. This extinct whale challenges blue whale records for potentially being the heaviest creature to have ever existed.  Follow along as we uncover the secrets of this prehistoric marine giant.  Jump to any section …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction Learn more about what foreign objects could get stuck in your dog. We interviewed a South African veterinarian to learn more about objects dogs eat that can cause damage to the gastrointestinal tract or get stuck …

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Our expert-vetted content is grounded in current scientific publications, yet we acknowledge science’s ever-evolving nature. Read our full editorial and disclosure policy.  Introduction The origin of “man’s best friend” (the domestic dog) is a contentious topic in science. Where and when the domestic dog (“man’s best friend”)  came into being is controversial in science. It can be hard to …

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