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2014-05-30 23:01:27

Park Cities Pet Sitter trains its sitters on pet first aid so they can recognize the signs of heat stroke in pets, and know what to do if it occurs. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 After being in business more than 20 years, Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, is well aware that her staff needs to be especially watchful of the pets under their care during the hot summer months in Texas. With average high temperatures in Dallas in the high 90s and low 100s every summer, there...

fossil dog with mammoth bone in mouth
2014-05-30 09:14:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long-suspected that our ancestors were at least partially to blame for the extinction of the mammoth and a new research review from a Penn State anthropologist has revealed that ancient humans may have had an accomplice – domesticated dogs. The new study, published in the journal Quaternary International, is based on past examinations of European archeological sites with large numbers of mammoth remains. Study author...

2014-05-29 23:19:29

The opening of Healthy Spot’s next “Spot” in Long Beach this Saturday marks their fifth store in Southern California. The grand opening party will host an array of activities that will have the dogs pampered and the pet parents happy while raising money for a local rescue. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Founded on the unwavering belief that dogs and cats are entitled to healthy and safe products with uncompromising care, Healthy Spot offers quality products as well as services....

2014-05-29 23:03:42

Hyperhidrosis affects about 3% of Americans and has significant social implications. A permanent solution using the Infini Microneedling Fractional Radiofrequency for decreasing sweating in these sufferers is being studied by Dr. Weiner. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Axillary hyperhidrosis is abnormal increased sweating in the underarm area, in excess of that required to regulate one's body temperature. It affects about 3% of Americans, which is over 10 million...

2014-05-29 23:01:40

Summer is almost here, which means it's time to make sure dogs are ready for the season's heat. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Summer is the perfect time for letting dogs play outside, taking them for walks and spending time with them outdoors. Sometimes, however, the summer sunshine can be a bit too much for dogs to handle. When temperatures rise, it’s important to keep dogs cool. The Puppy Store knows just what it takes to keep dogs cool and happy all summer long, and...

2014-05-29 23:01:34

"PAWS For Hope" program will provide therapy dog teams for visitation of patients in nursing homes, hospitals and elderly care facilities. Escondido, California (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 K9 Dog Park® in conjunction with nonprofit organization, K9 Therapy and Medical Assist Network Inc, announces the launch of the “PAWS of Hope." PAWS of Hope is a program designed to provide therapy dog owner teams for visitation to nursing homes, hospitals and elderly care facilities to...

2014-05-29 20:21:49

Animal shelters compete for chance at $600,000 in prize grants for saving more animals NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is gearing up for Sunday's start of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, where a total of $600,000 in prize grants is up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060731/NYM024LOGO The 50 contestants will work to save...

2014-05-29 14:39:37

PLOS Study ties lunar cycles, fish behavior to angler success The lunar cycle may synchronize with feeding activity, luring large muskies to take angler bait, according to results published May 28, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mark Vinson from U.S. Geological Survey and Ted Angradi from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Previous studies have suggested a relationship between the moon and fish behavior. To investigate this further, scientists analyzed angler catch...

2014-05-29 08:30:23

The World's Largest Veterinary Practice Hits the Road with New Red Star® Rescue Vehicle, Hosting Emergency Preparedness Clinics as Hurricane Season begins Throughout the Northeast PORTLAND, Ore., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season bearing down on the Northeast, beginning June 1, Banfield Pet Hospital and American Humane Association will mobilize its new, 50-foot Red Star(®) emergency rescue vehicle to ensure pet owners and their pets are prepared to weather...

cats need more food in winter
2014-05-29 05:38:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most pet owners feed their animals the same amount of food every day, regardless of the season. A new study from the University of Liverpool, however, reveals that this might not be the right strategy for our feline friends. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, show that cats eat more during the winter in the wild, so owners should feed them accordingly. A team of researchers from the University of Liverpool's School of Veterinary...


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Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Iberian Parsley Frog, Pelodytes ibericus
2014-08-18 16:03:48

The Iberian parsley frog is native to Spain and Portugal. The natural habitat for this species is temperate forests, shrubby vegetation, rivers, lakes, marshes, pastures, ponds, ditches and canals. The Iberian parsley frog grows to about 1.5 to two inches long. The body color ranges from olive to grey with bright green spots and covered with numerous warts. The name of this species derives from the spots on its body that look similar to parsley flakes. It has a white belly and some are...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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