Month: September 2020

‘Find my cat’: Reddit user posts photo of living room, challenges Internet to find hidden pet

Tens of thousands of Internet users have become beguiled by a photo that purports to show a hidden cat, most likely because this now passes for spellbinding entertainment in our current reality.

The photo, which was first uploaded last week, allegedly shows the living area and hallway of Reddit user pizzaslayer111’s home.

“Find my cat in this photo,” wrote pizzaslayer111 next to a photo that, seemingly, did not picture any cats, let alone pizzaslayer111’s cat specifically.

But alas, the cat is indeed there, confirming that: A) pizzaslayer111 is not a liar; and B) that pizzaslayer111 should quit slaying

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Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

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Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.

Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of considerable support during the lockdown period. (23 March—1 June, 2020)

The study—from the University of York and the University of Lincoln—found that having a pet was linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness. Around 90 percent of the 6,000 participants who were from the UK had at least one pet. The strength of the human-animal bond did

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7 Popular Fish Most Aquarium Owners Should Avoid – PetHelpful

Eric is an aquarium enthusiast with over two decades of experience caring for a wide array of tropical fish.

Should you avoid goldfish?

Should you avoid goldfish?

Fishkeeping is a rewarding hobby once you have the hang of it. Unfortunately, every new aquarium owner has some hard lessons ahead of them before they get things right.

You can’t beat yourself up when you do your best and a fish dies anyway. All you can do is try to figure out where you went wrong and learn from your mistakes.

But there is one habit you can get into that will

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PETS Stock Forecast, Price & News (Petmed Express)

PetMed Express, Inc. and its subsidiaries, doing business as 1-800-PetMeds, operates as a pet pharmacy in the United States. It markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, and other health products for dogs and cats directly to the consumers. The company offers non-prescription medications and supplies, including flea and tick control products, bone and joint care products, vitamins, treats, nutritional supplements, hygiene products, and supplies; and prescription medications, such as heartworm preventative, flea and tick preventative, arthritis, thyroid, diabetes, pain, heart/blood pressure, and other specialty medications, as well as generic substitutes. It also sells food, beds, crates, stairs, strollers, and other

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Study suggests substantial proportion of pet cats and dogs are infected with SARS-CoV-2 by their owners

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A colorized scanning electron micrograph of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Credit: NIAID

A small study by Canadian veterinary science experts being presented at this ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, held online from 23-25 September) suggests that a substantial proportion of pet cats and dogs can be infected by SARS-CoV-2 by their owners. Furthermore, in several cases pets found to be infected had COVID-19-like respiratory symptoms at the time their owner had COVID-19.


“These preliminary results suggest that a substantial proportion of pets in households of persons with COVID-19 seroconvert,” says study co-author Dorothee Bienzle, Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the

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