Jimmy the cat gives a thumbs up sign.

thumbs upHow cute is this! This polydactyl cat named Jimmy gives a thumbs up on command! (more…)...

Dog makes a waffle.

dog makes wafflePaige the dog is a very good cook. Watch her make a waffle: (more…)...

Dog rides scooter on Letterman.

skateboardThis is one talented doggie!!!  The following was on the Letterman show last night. (more…)...

Vitamin E and Selenium speed up healing of Sarcoptic Mange.

sarcoptic mangeResearchers in India have made an important discovery that will help in the treatment of sarcoptic mange in dogs. (more…)...

Cat purrs louder than a plane!

Smokey the cat has a purr that is 92 decibels loud - similar to the sound a Boeing 737 makes when it comes in to land. The average cat's purr (more…)...

Bald mice accidentally regrew hair…possible cure for baldness?

mouse with hairResearchers at the University of California may have accidentally stumbled upon a cure for baldness! (more…)...

Dog throws owner’s drugs out of the window.

marijuana A man in California got busted for drug possession because his dog threw his drugs out of the window of his truck. (more…)...

Were fish injured in Chinese magic trick?

Animal rights groups are complaining that magician Fu Yangdong must have either implanted fish with magnets or controlled them with harmful electrical currents.  What do you think? (more…)...

More birds hit planes with red on them – science fair project.

red plane attracts birdsThe prime minister was about to get his plane painted red...until he got news of 15 year old Ally Dunlop's Science Fair project. (more…)...

Stray cat, Larry, hired to catch rats for British PM

Larry the cat was formerly a stray. But he has found a lucky break, being employed as the chief rat catcher at the British Prime Minister's residence of 10 Downing Street. (more…)...

Klepto Kitty! Cat caught on tape stealing from neighbors!

This story is hilarious!  Dusty the cat is always bringing things home at night time that don't belong to him.  He is constantly stealing from the neighbors.  And finally, he is caught on tape! (more…)...

Most common degu diseases.

deguDegus are delightful little creatures!  They are becoming more and more popular, and I can understand why! Not much research has been done on degu diseases. (more…)...

Connection found between hyperthyroidism and Vitamin B12 levels

Hyperthryoidism is one of the most common diseases for older cats to get.  A new study has found that there is a connection between hyperthyroidism and Vitamin B12 levels. (more…)...

Low fat diet for cats with diarrhea? New study says no.

The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine has just published a study which was run in order to determine if it is helpful to lower the fat content of the diets of cats with chronic diarrhea. (more…)...

Transdermal drugs for pets may no longer be FDA approved.

transdermal drugsDoes your pet take a transdermal drug rubbed into the ear such as amitriptyline or tapazole?  The FDA may soon be announcing a new rule which may make getting this medication difficult.  (more…)...

New dog tags can be read by blackberries and iphones.

This is a neat product!  High Tech Tags has launched a digital dog tag for your dog that can be read by any smart phone.  (more…)...

New drug released for corneal ulcers in cats and dogs.

corneal ulcer healingVirbac has just released a new medication intended to help heal corneal ulcers in cats and dogs called REMEND Corneal Repair Drops. (more…)...

Dogs chewed of three of their owner’s toes.

This story is not for the faint of heart.  A man in San Diego is missing three toes and believes that his two dogs have eaten them.  (more…)...

Birds exposed to Chernobyl radiation have smaller brains.

Researchers have determined that birds in Chernobyl have brains that are 5% smaller than average. (more…)...

Bats not as likely to carry rabies as we thought…

A new study done at the University of Calgary has determined that bats are not as likely to carry rabies as we once thought. (more…)...

Vetsulin shortage predicted by FDA.

VetsulinThe FDA has just announced that they are anticipating a shortage of Vetsulin, an insulin used to treat diabetes in cats and dogs. In 2009 the FDA voiced concerns about the stability of Vetsulin.  The concern was that the insulin may not always have predictable results.  What this means is that it may not always start acting as fast as expected, or may not last as long as expected.  (more…)...

Woman who tried to mail a puppy is charged with cruelty

puppyA woman in Minneapolis has been charged with animal cruelty after trying to mail a 4 month old puppy by airmail to Georgia. The woman, Stacey Champion, went to the post office with a box with holes punched in the sides. (more…)...

80 birds that fell from the sky in Quebec were poisoned!

Canada.com is reporting that 80 birds that were found dead on a farm just west of Quebec city were poisoned. They were poisoned because of a chemical called Fenthion which used to be used to control bird populations. The chemical was banned for use to kill birds in 1995, and for use as a cattle insecticide in 2008. We still don't know who is responsible. ...

This dog can sniff out bed bugs.

beagle sniffs bedbugsA beagle mix named Radar has been trained to sniff out bedbugs. According to Brad Smith, fully accredited entomologist and president of Preferred Pest Control, “He’s the only dog in Iowa that’s trained to ... only alert to live bed bugs, down to one egg, which is about 1 millimeter big. Read the full story here. ...

Woman marries her dog.

A woman in Ghana has married her dog. Emily Mabou, 29, of Aburi, married the 18-month-old dog in a ceremony complete with priest. Her family boycotted the marriage stating that it was "a stupid step to combat her loneliness". So, why did she marry the dog? In Emily's words, "For so long, I've been praying for a life partner who will have all the qualities of my dad. My dad was kind, faithful, and loyal to my mum, and he never let her down. "I've been in relationships with so many men..., and they are all the same... skirt-chasers and cheaters. My dog is kind, and loyal to me and he treats me with so much respect." ...

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