Is It Feline Rhinotracheitis? Or Allergies? Or What??

Part #3 - Final Update (For Now) On The Saga Of AlyssumAnd Our Battle With "Suspected" Feline Rhinotracheitis I've been behind in posting this update on Alyssum's battle with what we think might be feline rhinotracheitis. This herpes virus is one stinkin' bugger to definitively diagnose which makes it frustrating for vets and pet owners. … [Read more...]

Is It Feline Rhinotracheitis? Continuing Alyssum's Story

Part #2 - How "Suspected" Feline Rhinotracheitis Manifested Its Nasty Stinkin' Self In My Poor Cat Yesterday I posted the introduction about my beloved Tonkinese cat Alyssum, and how the vet and I think she has been battling the #%%@@# #@@!$!% [bleep - bleep] herpes virus called feline rhinotracheitis for the last two weeks. Let me interject … [Read more...]

Miss Alyssum Is Sick – Feline Rhinotracheitis Might Be the Culprit

My Adventures in Dealing with a Suspected Outbreak Of Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis It's been a very emotionally hard and draining two weeks here at my house. I've had the crummy experience of possibly being introduced into the sad and frustrating world of "feline rhinotracheitis". Rhinotracheitis is a wonderful (I'm being sarcastic) variety of … [Read more...]

Introduction To Koi Fish Care

It's Almost All About Water Quality ... Believe It or Not Learn Before You Leap Into Koi Keeping! Maintaining Healthy Fish Is Your #1 Goal There is no way to keep koi healthy (or alive) for very long in sub-par conditions. But unfortunately, this is the way most of us first start out! Most people who get bitten with "koi fever" are … [Read more...]

Endangered & Near Extinct Animals

You Can Make A Difference By Helping Protect These Endangered Species Worthy Non-Profit Wildlife Conservation Groups That Save And Help All Sorts of Incredible Animals Many Of Whom Are On The Edge Of Extinction Yes, this is my website and so I have the luxury of being able to do a little bit more on my part to help raise public awareness and … [Read more...]

Battling Pond Water Organisms

Poor Water Quality Allows These Nasties To Take Over & Make Fish Sick One Of The Biggest Culprits In Sick Pond Fish Are Pond Water Organisms These nasties, more commonly referred to as pond water parasites, are an all-too-frequent cause of Koi and pond fish problems, and very often death. Parasites can become a big problem in garden … [Read more...]

Garden Pond Water Nitrites

There Is A ZERO Tolerance When It Comes To Nitrite Levels In A Pond! If Your Test Kit Reveals The Presence of Nitrite ... Look At Your Bio-Filtration Equipment You need to maintain certain parameters in your pond water if you desire to add Koi (or other types of pond fish) to your garden pond. I've said this in other articles, but I'll say it … [Read more...]

Garden Pond Water Ammonia

There Is A ZERO Tolerance When It Comes To Ammonia Levels In A Pond! If Your Test Kit Reveals The Presence of Ammonia ... You've Got Problems You need to maintain certain parameters in your pond water if you desire to add Koi (or other types of pond fish) to your garden pond. I've said this in other articles, but I'll say it again: you really … [Read more...]

Understanding Pond Water pH

pH Swings Cause Trouble! A Steady 7.0 - 8.5 Reading Is Our Goal A Stabile pH ... One Facet Of "Healthy" Pond Water If you desire to get involved with keeping Koi in your garden pond, then you will need to become a "water keeper". By this I mean if you properly maintain certain parameters in your pond water, then you will more than likely NOT … [Read more...]

Understanding “Healthy” Pond Water

Unpolluted Water Is Mandatory for Healthy Koi and Pond Fish! Become A Knowledgeable "Water Keeper" Not A "Fish Fixer" Many a wise Koi hobbyist knows that understanding and mastering pond water chemistry is probably one of the most crucial and important aspects of maintaining strong, disease-free fish. I include myself in this group. I … [Read more...]