05:07 pm New Delhi: Salman Khan has been actively sharing posts about different facets of his life on social media and his latest Instagram entry is not an exception. On Wednesday night, Salman shared an adorable picture along with his little friend, who happens to be his pet pooch. Salman can be seen caressing his dog and looking at him lovingly in the picture. In his post, the 53-year-old actor described his little friend as the "most loving, loyal and selfless species." He wrote: "Spending time with the most loving, loyal and selfless species." The picture received over 3 lakh likes within a few hours. Salman's pet pooch frequently makes appearances on his Instagram profile. A few days ago, the actor shared a video from his work-out session, in which his dog walked into the frame, leaving Salman amused, who could be seen smiling in the video. Salman has never shied away from expressing his love for his pets. When the actor lost his dog Mylove in October last year, the actor shared a special post on social media. That's not it, When his pet dogs - Myson and Myjaan died in 2009, the actor constructed a memorial for them in Mumbai.
05:07 pm Perth: Cats could be banned from going outdoors during certain hours under laws to tackle the number of strays in Western Australia. Government officials in Perth are reviewing cat and dog legislation after a rise in complaints about stray animals. Proposed changes to the Cat Act 2011 could see felines forced to stay indoors permanently or given curfews that limit them from going outdoors between sunrise and sunset. The law review could also see harsher penalties handed out for owners of noisy or dangerous dogs. According to PerthNow newspaper, hospitals in Perth treat about 25 people a week on average for dog bites. Since 2013, punishment for dog owners whose pets attack people or other animals was increased to a maximum A$10,000 (£5,400) fine or 12 months in jail.
05:07 pm Abu Dhabi: The largest aquarium in the Middle East was now 70 per cent complete and is set to open next year in Abu Dhabi, the media reported on Thursday. The 10-zone, the giant National Aquarium at Al Qana measuring over 7,000 square metres is expected to welcome an estimated 1 million visitors per year, Gulf News reported. The aquarium will form one of the key anchor features at Al Qana, the much-anticipated waterfront destination in the heart of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital. Home to more than 33,000 marine creatures, responsibly and ethically sourced from around the world, The National Aquarium will be led by a world-class team of 80 marine experts and specialists. Commenting on the progress of the project, general manager of The National Aquarium Paul Hamilton, said: "This will bring the excitement and wonder of the oceans to the doorsteps of Abu Dhabi's community and to visitors from all around the world. "Through accredited educational programmes and accessible information, people of all ages will be able to understand more about the marine world at The National Aquarium." The National Aquarium will have a whole department dedicated to education. It will have the capacity to welcome 50,000 school children a year to visit and learn at the site. Guests will be able to learn about more than 250 species, spanning from the tropical waters of the Pacific and freshwaters of the Amazon through to the frozen ice caps of the Arctic and the caves of the Mediterranean. At its core, The National Aquarium will educate about the UAE and Arabian Gulf, celebrating the marine marvels of its home nation.
05:07 pm New Delhi: It's not just dogs, but cats can be your furry friends too. If you got one, understand how to maintain their nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy lifestyle for cats, say experts. Lack of proper knowledge about the essential nutrients required for their diet can be detrimental to the cat's health and growth. Gaurav Kwatra, Director, PURINA PetCare India, that has recently launched PURINA FRISKIES, a premium cat food brand in India, and veterinarian Hitesh Swali have shared some key points to keep in mind while selecting the right food for cats: * Cats have unique nutritional needs: Nutrients such as taurine should be included in their diet as they are unable to produce sufficient amounts naturally. A deficiency in taurine can result in a number of conditions in which their heart and eye health can severely suffer. * Cats need more protein: Adult cats require approximately 44 per cent more protein than adult dogs. If protein intake is inadequate, the cat will start to break down its own body protein to meet its energy requirements. This high protein must also be accompanied by essential amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins such as A and D. * Cats are picky eaters: It is necessary to provide cats with an exciting mealtime experience. While complete nutrition is extremely important for cats, it is equally important to delight their senses through differently shaped kibbles and delicious aromas. * Cats enjoy small meals: Unlike dogs, cats are nibblers and enjoy many small meals throughout the day. Hence, it is important that the food is nutritionally balanced and provides the right nutrients in adequate amounts. * Cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet: Cats are obligate carnivores, hence it is impossible to meet their requirements with a vegetarian diet. Cats also have different nutritional requirements and different ways in which their body assimilates nutrients hence cat food formulated by nutritionists addresses these unique needs.