Goldfish Gets Brain Surgery

In Melbourne, Australia, an apparently regular occurrence is taking plaice (pun intended) – a fish surgery. Dr. Tristan Rich at Lort Smith Animal Hospital operated on a goldfish named George to remove a large tumor.

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To prepare for the surgery, Rich had George swim around in a bucket of water laced with anesthetic to knock him out, the hospital explained in a Facebook post. A spokesperson from Lort Smith told NBC News the surgery cost about $300 AUD and, despite how unusual it seems, it’s not the first of its kind.

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Speaking of, Shanghai Metal produces the carbon steel used in surgical blades. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Sources: NBC News, Metro

Siobhan R.// SMC Editor

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Our New Children

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A new addition to the family is always an exciting and busy time.  From this point on the new parents will have to sacrifice their independence and freedom as they become inundated with new responsibilities and concerns.  This attention and responsibility used to be reserved for new children; however, as the developed world has seen birth rates plummet to all time lows children are slowly being replaced with pets and in particular dogs.

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There are approximately 78 million dogs in the USA which means that there are more dogs than there are children under the age of 18.  This new found obsession with dog ownership is strongly linked to other demographic trends such longer work weeks, lower relative wages and a change in social values. Nicknamed “Generation rex” these dogs have literally replaced children for many people across the world and they have been receiving the treatment and care that would otherwise be reserved for a child.

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The unconditional love and affection of a dog seems like an easy choice when compared to the diaper changes and temper tantrums that many parents dread.  Not surprisingly this love is reciprocated by dog owners which has led to the birth of an industry completely dedicated to dogs.  Everything from clothing to spas our dogs deserves only the best products and services.  You would do anything for your child and the recent trend shows that we will do anything for our dogs.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation has been following this trend and is dedicated helping our furry friends achieve the best quality of life.  Your dog will love our dog house. You’ll love it too! A great value, this dog house features a classic barn look, an asphalt shingle roof with sheet lining, and a raised floor. It is completely non-toxic and naturally weather-resistant. For outdoors or in the house this dog house will make a great place for your dogs to get the rest and relaxation they deserve.

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For our full list of products that we offer check out our website here. Be sure to join the conversation in our LinkedIn groupFacebookTwitter and Instagram. Try also our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

Jordan S.//SMC Editor

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http://qz.com/197416/americans-are-having-dogs-instead-of-babies/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabid/dogs-like-babies_b_1965296.html

http://www.weather.com/lifestyle/pets/replacing-kids-with-pets-20130214

http://nypost.com/2014/04/10/more-young-women-choosing-dogs-over-motherhood/

http://www.roflzoo.com/smiling-dog.html

http://www.smcbuildingsystem.com/Dog_House–pds7509.html

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Aesthetic Dog House Design

For some American homeowners their most important family member might be their four-legged friend. It can can be seen from an research conducted by the American Pet Product Association which states that 68% of all the U.S. households own at least one pet. During the same year over US $53 million was spent on pets.

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As a result, architects, builders and interior designers say there is increasing demand for pet-centric spaces that are outfitted with pet-size furniture. Some design-conscious pet owners also are aiming to build their pets’ homes in an aesthetically pleasing way.

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Building a doghouse that is just right for your dog can be fun and rewarding. However, if it is done without a plan and an understanding of how it fulfills its purpose and function, it can be a disaster. When building a doghouse, one must consider the proper size, design, building materials, construction, placement, and bedding for the doghouse. A doghouse’s purpose is to allow its occupant to be dry, out of the wind, cool in summer, warm in winter, and provide it with a place to feel safe. For more accurate tips on designing a dog house see this link.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation also offers customized dog houses that will keep your pet dry. To get more information about our dog houses, please click here.

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References: The Wall Street Journal, peteducation.com

Picture sources: guidinghome.com, diynetwork.com, sunset.com, filesluxury.com

Tuomas P. // SMC Editor