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Oddly enough, there are some articles about it. This article, Reactions in individual fish to strobe light. Field and aquarium experiments performed on whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus), deals with strobe light and whitefish, as its title says. Their conclusion is that fish will swim away from the strobe light and don't bother if it comes from behind. Since ...


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So, there are breeds of dogs where this is clearly not necessary (e.g. any sled dog) and may cause overheating if engaged in strenuous activity. Bearing in mind that all dogs have some insulating features to a greater or lesser degree, so there's no one-size fits all, you did mention some rules of thumb to consider1: Small dogs have less of a self-heating ...


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If he isn't pulling his own fur out and you aren't pulling enough to leave bare patches, I'd say there's no harm to it, particularly for a cat with a thick coat in a hot dry region. It would feel to him a bit like a brisk massage, and encourage circulation - which helps to keep the temperature regulation system working - so that would be why he adores it so ...


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My Mum had chickens as she was a child by her parents. She told me a lot of times that she could see how the weather will be because of the chickens. If the weather will be rainy chickens have a greasy secretion that they will cover their feathers with. They go with their pecker through the feathers and distribute this secretion. So if you see this before ...


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I don't live in an extremely humid climate (max around 50%) but what I would try is: Non-clumping cat litter - this litter is not designed to absorb moisture. You may have to try a few brands to see which one your cat likes Dehumidifier - These things are a blessing to remove humidity in the air, though at 90% you may have to empty the water basket often. ...


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I have a long-haired cat too and this is a constant problem for us! If you have the money to afford a cooling pad, I'd highly recommend one, however, I've worked out a few other cheaper solutions through the years that may help you out. First of all, I'd recommend making your bathroom safer for your cat. I'm not sure exactly what's making it dangerous for ...


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There are a few little things you can do and a few that require a lot of money. First and foremost: Keep your house at around 20-22 degrees Celsius! This will help quite a lot. Second, I have tried this with my own cat and it worked very well: put an ice cube or two in your cat's water dish. This cools him off and also encourages him to drink lots of water. ...


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Please do not get a skogcatt in Australia. As trond hansen points out, those cats are not adapted to warm climates. Worse, they are adapted to cold climates. So unless you are able to provide an air-conditioned environment for your cat all the time, I would strongly recommend against it. Second, it's very chancy you get the temperament you want in the ...


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Regular checks It's vital not to leave the dogs unattended during hot days, especially heat waves. They need to be checked at minimum half hourly intervals once the temperatures start to rise, usually the late morning. As the day progresses, they need to be a priority. Keep checking on them at 10-20 minute intervals as the heat amps up and remove them from ...


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Chickens have more sense than most people realize. They seem to enjoy a light to moderate rain (and the worms and bugs that come to surface when it rains), and they know enough to find cover when it rains too heavily for their comfort. There is a very helpful discussion of chickens in the rain on the Community Chickens website: https://www.communitychickens....


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Shade their dog house The dogs' house will obviously provide shade from the sun, but the sun will heat the surface of the house, which will raise the inside temperature. Putting a large beach umbrella or some other shade device over their dog house will help lower the temperature inside. If you are unable to shade the dog house, you could also cover the ...


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Cool Water It is essential that you keep fresh, cool water available to your dog at all times. In hot weather, this is even more crucial. Make sure you keep the water dish in a shady location and change the water frequently. To constantly keep fresh water available outdoors, consider installing a watering system that hooks up to a faucet. These are ...


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Congratulations and thank you for adopting a dog! Kindly tell us if you plan to keep your dog inside your home, or outside. Assuming inside, I think your dog will tell you, and no need to worry, especially if anything close to a Collie! Just put special notice to the paws! - if your dogs, unlike mine, are OK with "shoes" please put them on during walks when ...


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if the cat is an indoor cat and having a/c it will be ok but if the cat is outdoors it will be too hot even in the shade,even here in norway the summer heat is at the limit for the forrest cat. hiking and camping will often be problematic for any cat,i have often taken walks in the forrest with my cats and they do overheat quite fast even if the temparature ...


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