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May 15, 2021

This Dynamic Vet Practices Whole Health Medicine
Game changer Dr. Kimberly Henneman, owner of Animal Health V.I.P.S. in Park City, Utah, is a human dynamo few of us could ever hope to keep up with!

Pretty Himalayan Kittens Playing
A trio of Himalayan kittens playing is a reminder of how beautiful and fluffy they are!

May 14, 2021

Can Evolution Occur Fast Enough to Save Animal Species?
While evolution is often thought of as a long-term process spanning centuries, it appears it can also happen much faster to help animal species recover after significant environmental changes. Genetic changes may be interrupting a recent decline of 90% due to disease in these species.

Boxer Puppy Watching a Scary Movie
This boxer puppy is riveted to the screen as he watches a scary movie, but not for long!

May 13, 2021

Helping Animals in a Culture Where Abuse Is Rampant
The culture in Lebanon has not always been accepting of dogs and cats as pets, with many people regarding them as dirty and diseased, and not to be let indoors. Determined to change attitudes, Dr. Myra Tabet became a veterinarian after two of her dogs ended up dying from a vet's misdiagnosis.

Why the 'Laughing Hyena' Doesn't Really Laugh
Not the 'smelly scoundrels' some think they are, these scientists appreciate hyenas.

May 12, 2021

Should You Express Your Dog's Anal Glands?
Whether or not to regularly express a dog's anal sacs is a widely misunderstood topic, even among some veterinarians. Here's what you need to know before allowing anyone to express them, plus, what causes anal gland disorders and how the shape of your dog's face can influence his risk.

Newfoundland’s 'Resting' Face Changes With One Certain Word
It's a fun word game this dog's owner plays, always resulting in the same expression.

May 11, 2021

Discovering the Key to Your Cat's Secret Moods
Unlike dogs, cats can be hard to 'read' as they message with their entire bodies, from the tip of their tails to their ears and eyes. Here's your guide for interpreting the clues to know if she's relaxed, happy, playful, fearful or aggressive. Kitty not in a good mood? Here are five ways to lift her mood.

Sympathetic Human Provides a Home for a Feral Cat
A sympathetic human provided a home on his deck for a sweet but timid feral cat.

May 10, 2021

One Simple Way to Encourage Your Dog to Play Nice
Researchers weren't expecting these results when they set out to see what influences dog-dog play. Just by doing this, you can help facilitate play between your dog and others. However, be sure you know these four signs of unhealthy, potentially dangerous play to avoid problems.

Tiny Chihuahua With an Adorable Underbite
As a stray wandering in Arizona, this pup has the cutest little fangs and huge ears!

May 9, 2021

How Risky Is This Fast-Growing Pet Food Trend?
According to some in the pet food industry, pet owners may be too optimistic and not taking the potential risks of this food seriously enough. What they fail to point out is the fact that the vast majority of recalls aren't for these foods at all, but rather for these two other types of popular foods.

A Sweet Foster Dog Success Story
As soon as shelter workers brought out this dog for him to foster, he fell in love.

May 8, 2021

Ensuring People in Need Don't Have to Give Up Their Pets
Game changer Nancy Martin is the President and Community Impact Coordinator of FIDO (Friends Involved in Dog Outreach), a pet food bank and community outreach program for people and pets in need in Clackamas County, Oregon.

Dog Dad Bathes the Tiny Pup He 'Didn't Want'
In just seconds, here's the story on all dog dads and the pup they say they 'didn't want.'

May 7, 2021

What's Cleaner - Your Dog's Paws or the Soles of Your Shoes?
When some hospitals started barring service dogs from entry, researchers took a closer look at dogs' paws compared to the soles of owners' shoes. You may be surprised at what they found. Are dirty paws just a myth?

Temperature Is Behind Siamese Cat's Unique Coloration
Ever wonder about the color of Siamese cats? It's all about tyrosinase and temperature.

May 6, 2021

Ending Animal Suffering Is This Game Changer's Life Goal
How do you put an end to suffering when there are an estimated 350,000 street dogs and cats at any given time, or the equivalent of three pets for each person in Bogota, Columbia? Giselle Huertas is moving mountains to save as many lives as she can.

Caring Family Saves Ailing Baby Goat
Tyler, a baby goat, was weak and extremely skinny, then this caring family stepped in.

May 5, 2021

Finally, Positive Health News About English Bulldogs
Sadly, the English bulldog has become the 'poster child' among dogs for how bad breeding practices can destroy the health of a breed. But one bit of good news has emerged from a study that may bring a sigh of relief to a few bulldog owners.

Awkward Service Dog Bonds With Kitten
Uneasy around humans and other dogs, Samson lit up when he saw his first kitten.

May 4, 2021

10 Ways to Help Relieve Your Cat's Stress
Suckling, especially in a grown cat, is often a sign of stress or anxiety. Once you've ruled out any underlying condition, you can take steps to eliminate or reduce her stress. These 10 strategies can help your kitty feel more comfortable and supported.

Astonishing Starling Murmuration Sequences
Mysterious and mesmerizing, the murmuration of starlings is a beautiful phenomenon.

May 3, 2021

How to Keep Your Dog's Mind Sharp When He Can't Exercise
There are times in nearly every dog's life when exercise isn't advised, but he still needs mental stimulation to aid the healing process and relieve stress. Here are some ideas for reducing your dog's boredom so he can rest and relax.

Adopted Stray Dog Wants His Human to Be Proud
This dog isn't huge, but the sticks he picks up reveal his attitude: Go big or go home!

May 2, 2021

The Good and Bad News About Fresh Food for Pets
First, the good news: A survey of 3,600 pet owners found that only 13% of dogs and one-third of cats are fed conventional pet food only. That means owners are embracing the idea of feeding fresh food to their pets. Unfortunately, that's where the bad news lies.

When Your Dog's Other Favorite Human Drops In
This woman broke the good news gradually, knowing her dog would have a meltdown!

May 1, 2021

Veterinary Medicine Straight From the Heart
Game changer Dr. Neely North, owner of Nashville Holistic Veterinary Care, followed her heart into veterinary medicine, and ultimately to the practice of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Her focus is on caring for the health of each patient's entire being.

Cat With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Finds a Forever Home
Toby and Quinton are adopted cats with some challenges, but love kept them together.