History of daylight saving time?

Historically, daylight savings time has begun in the summer months and ended for winter, though the dates have changed over time as the U.S. government has passed new statutes, per the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO). 

Germany started daylight saving time as a way to conserve fue during World War in 1916. The rest of Europe came onboard the next year. One year later, and the United States followed in 1918, when Congress passed the Standard Time Act, which established our time zones. This experiment lasted only until 1920, when the law was repealed due to opposition from dairy farmers.During World War II, daylight saving time was imposed once again (this time year-round) to save fuel. Since then, daylight saving time has been used on and off, with different start and end dates. Currently, daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m.., the second Sunday of March and ends at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in Nov.

Are pets affected?

Some may think it could actually throw your cat or dog’s busy schedule off — eat, sleep, eat, sleep — a little off kilter for a bit. 

In fact, just like humans that have internal clocks that tells them when to eat, sleep adnd wake up.

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