Dogs do shake, shiver and tremble for numerous reasons. A distinction however has to be made between a dog shaking its body, shivering and trembling. Shaking can be instinctive, deliberate, or from joy or from excitement. Shivering and trembling in dogs could have more serious implications. Why and when do dogs shake themselves? Cynologists (cynology […]
Can Cats Get Colds?
As with people and other animals, cats are susceptible to cold and other viral lung infections. Colds in cats are known as feline upper respiratory diseases and are caused by calici virus, brocatelle bacteria and herpes virus. Though many of the infections may last only for a few days, some of these infections are recurring […]
When Do Cats Go Into Heat?
Cats breed prolifically and are able to breed throughout their lifespan, though with lesser frequency in later life. Female cats become sexually mature anywhere between six to nine months. Female cats do not go through menopause. Male cats take a bit longer to mature but both male and female cats are ready to mate before […]
What Do Elephants Eat?
Elephants are herbivorous and will almost eat anything vegetarian ranging from leaves, bark, twigs, shrubs and bushes, fruits, roots and flowers. As large animals it is understandable that they need large quantities of food. Elephants use their muscular trunks, a very versatile appendage, for digging roots and uprooting plants, plucking leaves and breaking branches off […]
Can Elephants Swim?
Elephants are excellent swimmers like all other mammals. The only mammals that have to learn to swim are humans and the primates. The pachyderm’s massive body, very surprisingly, gives them enough buoyancy to float easily. They swim completely submerged, with their head above the water and their mouths below, and use all four legs to […]