WHS Ad – June 30, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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The Winnipeg Humane Society will be closed Canada Day July 1, 2008 .. here are this week’s ads! Barney 156833 Barney came to the WHS in the beginning of April as a stray. He is a … Read More

Preventing Allergies in Dogs

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For dogs with allergies, exposure to even a small amount of a food or environmental allergen can mean days of itching miserably, sneezing, and even outbreaks of hives or skin sores. Some dogs who have allergies … Read More

Bronze Corydoras (Corydoras aeneus)

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Species Details
Adult size: 3″
Origin: South America
Sexing: Females are plumper
Care level: Easy
Diet: Omnivore
Breeding method: Egg-depositor
Breeding potential: Moderately easy
Tank conditions
Minimum tank size: 20 gallons
pH: 6.0-8.0
Temperature: 24-28′C
Description
Bronze Corydoras catfish are the most common Corydoras species in the aquarium trade. They have a brown/grey colored body with a white underbelly with […]

Bronze Corydoras (Corydoras aeneus)

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Species Details
Adult size: 3#8243;
Origin: South America
Sexing: Females are plumper
Care level: Easy
Diet: Omnivore
Breeding method: Egg-depositor
Breeding potential: Moderately easy
Tank conditions
Minimum tank size: 20 gallons
pH: 6.0-8.0
Temperature: 24-28#8242;C
Description
Bronze Corydoras catfish are the most common Corydoras species in the aquarium trade. They have a brown/grey colored body with a white underbelly with […]

Missing the Litterbox?

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Not using the litterbox is among the most common reasons cats are abandoned, rehomed, euthanized, or placed in shelters and rescue. It’s understandable that nobody wants cat urine and feces all over their home, but what … Read More

"A Dog's Breakfast" – All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast

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Title: “A Dog’s Breakfast” – All-you-can-eat Pancake BreakfastLocation: D’Arcy’s A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre). Winnipeg, ManitobaDescription: at Deer Lodge Community Centre 323 Bruce Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba in support of D’Arcy’s A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre) Ticket are $5 … Read More

Top Five Ways to Have a Better-Behaved Dog in 15 Minutes a Day

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It’s not always easy to find time for your dog, especially if you have work, a family, school, and other committments weighing heavily on your time. However, it doesn’t always take hours of hard work to prevent problem … Read More

WHS Ad – June 25, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Tye, 44958 Tye needs a lucky charm to get him into a loving, responsible and permanent home. This unlucky feline has been through the shelter a number of times through no fault of his own. He … Read More

Is Doggie Daycare a Good Idea?

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Doggie daycare can give owners a much-needed break from the exercise needs of a high-energy dog, as well as keep a dog with separation anxiety under control in the absence of his family. However, many pet … Read More

Skylar's Abscess

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The Story Not so long ago, one of my cats, Skylar, a nine year old altered smoke tabby, got into a fight with another cat. I don’t usually let Skylar or my other cats outside, but … Read More

Help, There's a Feral Cat Colony in My Yard!

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If you’ve been glimpsing the yellow-green glint of cat eyes when you step outside at night, or a flash of tabby bolting out of your yard when you go out in the morning, you may have … Read More

Introducing The New PetLvr Community Event Calendar

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If you will look at the top of this page on the right side, I have added a new link called “EVENTS“. This is a link to our *new* PetLvr Community Event Calendar. If you are … Read More

The Dominance Myth

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It’s easy to explain most of the behaviors displayed by a dog as related to dominance. But is it correct? Sometimes, yes, but sometimes this over-simplified characterization of behavior does more for the human than the … Read More

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)

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Species Details
Adult size: 1″
Origin: South America
Sexing: Females are plumper
Care level: Easy
Diet: Omnivore
Breeding method: Egg-scatterer
Breeding potential: Moderately difficult
Tank conditions
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons
pH: 5.0-7.0
Temperature: 22-26′C
Description
Neon Tetras are a very popular small shoaling fish with a bright coloration. They are silver bodied with a bright neon blue horizontal stripe […]

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)

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Species Details
Adult size: 1#8243;
Origin: South America
Sexing: Females are plumper
Care level: Easy
Diet: Omnivore
Breeding method: Egg-scatterer
Breeding potential: Moderately difficult
Tank conditions
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons
pH: 5.0-7.0
Temperature: 22-26#8242;C
Description
Neon Tetras are a very popular small shoaling fish with a bright coloration. They are silver bodied with a bright neon blue horizontal stripe […]

Why "NO!" is a No-No

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It’s a familiar scene to many pet owners: Fido is gnawing the couch or has gotten into the trash and is dragging rubbish all over the new carpet. Naturally, your first reaction may be to shout, … Read More

Changes Afoot at Petco

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Let me begin by saying that, as a pet rat owner and fancier, I detest the mill-style breeding that Rainbow Exotics practices. As a result of these conditions, as well as the treatment of animals seen … Read More

WHS Ad – June 18, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Sam, 149579 Sam is a very smart and affectionate dog who was surrendered as a puppy in October 2007- his owner was moving and needed a place to bring Sam, his mom and four siblings. Sam … Read More

The Loss Of A Friend – Our Cat Colonel

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I was thinking of pets that I have now and pets that I have loved and lost and I wanted to share a special story of how wonderful animals are, how heart wrenching their passing can … Read More

Five Things You Can Do with Your Puppy to Prevent Future Behavior Problems

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You’ve got a puppy. Congratulations! Now is the time to prevent behavior problems in adulthood. Many serious issues can be prevented by properly raising your pup. More dogs die each year in the United States due … Read More

Aquarium Location

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One of the first things that you will think about when planning to keep pet fish is where you are going to position the aquarium in your home. The most obvious concern will be to find … Read More

Fighter in the Community Tank: Mixing Betas

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You have probably seen hundreds of them sitting in small plastic cups in various pet stores and you may have had a few Betas of your own, each one swimming gently in a little tank that … Read More

Might an OTTB be Right for You?

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By OTTB, I mean, of course, an Off the Track Thoroughbred. In other words, a retired racehorse, like my Ember, aka Embrace Reality, pictured below. OTTBs can excel in most disciplines, are generally inexpensive compared to … Read More

Curing Problem Barking Without a Bark Collar

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I cringe every time I see a dog wearing a barking collar, particularly the type that delivers a painful shock to a dog’s neck. These collars are stronger than many people think. When I put a … Read More

What is Your Puppy's Name?

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I was out walking my dogs out back near the creek the other day, letting my dogs walk with me offleash, when they spotted another dog about their size in the horizon. Maxxie immediately started to … Read More

Welcome To The NEW AND IMPROVED "LVR" Series of Blogs!

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In case you haven’t noticed, I would like to point out that I finally got off my *you-know-what* and upgraded all “LVR” series of blogs to the latest wordpress version 2.5+ series, and gave each a … Read More

Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona)

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Species Details
Adult size: 3″
Origin: Sumatra and Borneo
Sexing: Females are larger and plumper while males show brighter colors
Care level: Easy
Diet: Omnivore
Breeding method: Egg-scatterer
Breeding potential: Moderately easy
Tank conditions and care
Minimum tank size: 20 gallons
pH: 6.0-8.0
Temperature: 22-26′C

Description
Tiger barbs are very attractive fish and are often recommended to beginners as they […]

Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona)

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Species Details
Adult size: 3#8243;
Origin: Sumatra and Borneo
Sexing: Females are larger and plumper while males show brighter colors
Care level: Easy
Diet: Omnivore
Breeding method: Egg-scatterer
Breeding potential: Moderately easy
Tank conditions and care
Minimum tank size: 20 gallons
pH: 6.0-8.0
Temperature: 22-26#8242;C

Description
Tiger barbs are very attractive fish and are often recommended to beginners as they […]

Ten Questions to Ask When Adopting a Pet

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You’ve made the decision to adopt your next pet, and you’ve located a nearby shelter. Now what? You’ll need to choose a companion for up to the next 15 to twenty years from up to several … Read More

WHS Ad – June 11, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Murphy, 153905 Goood Morning! As you can tell, I was woken up just prior to this photo being taken! I am a spunky and opinionated kitty who would do best in an adults-only home as I … Read More

Toilet Training Your Cat

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If you remember my introduction, you will recall that I have two cats. Both are kitty litter trained and although I know how to toilet train them, neither of them are. The main (and probably only) … Read More

Locating a Reputable, Responsible Small Animal Breeder

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If you’ve decided to add a small mammal like a rabbit, rat, or hamster to your family, the next step is to choose between adopting a rescued or rehomed pet, or purchasing from a reputable, responsible … Read More

Aquarium design

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Fish tanks are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and materials. Before you purchase your first aquarium it is important to consider how different designs will affect your fish. Aquarium size In terms of … Read More

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