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November 28, 2021

Why Veterinarians Must Be Fresh-Food Savvy
Most veterinarians aren't educated about this food category in vet school; they graduate uninformed and unprepared to hold informed conversations in exam rooms, leaving owners confused and frustrated. Avoid misinformation and learn the basics of feeding fresh food.

Feral Kittens Are Rescued From an Abandoned Mansion
Several feral cats and kittens living in an abandoned mansion needed to be rescued.

November 27, 2021

Compassionate Care for Senior and Terminal Pets
Dr. Christie Cornelius, Regional Medical Director of Blue Pearl Pet Hospice in Houston, TX, is deeply committed to providing the right kind of care - physical, emotional and spiritual - to pets in the final chapter of their lives, and the families who love them.

Tiny Foster Kitten With Big Feet Will Melt Your Heart
Precious little Stella was a lucky kitten to be fed with a dropper when she was tiny.

November 26, 2021

Can Your Dog 'Read' Your Intentions?
Up until now, researchers weren't sure if dogs shared the human trait of being able to tell the difference between actions done by their owners and others on purpose and those done by accident. This experiment with 51 dogs reveals another exciting glimpse into the canine mind.

Dog Owner Calls Dog's Bluff
Onlookers are amused when a tired dog decides he doesn't want to leave the dog park.

November 25, 2021

Sharing Your Thanksgiving Feast With Your Pet
Just as you'll be savoring the mouth-watering aromas wafting from your kitchen today, your dog or cat will likely be right there by your side. The good news is, your pet can join in on the festivities if you prepare your meal with your dog or cat in mind.

Sloth Gets a Complimentary Boat Ride
Sloths are surprisingly good swimmers, but an impromptu rescue made boaters cheer!

November 24, 2021

Are You Overlooking This Root Cause of Illness?
Most pet parents - and even many veterinarians - ignore this aspect of health that can underlie joint pain, tumors, heart disease, liver and bladder disorders, respiratory difficulties, seizures, allergies and even behavioral problems. Help your pet thrive by fixing this hidden root cause.

Dog Invents Hilarious New Way to Do Stairs
Dogs can have unique talents. This one invented a quick way to get down the stairs!

November 23, 2021

How to Make Vet Visits Less Stressful for Cats
Cats especially tend to be fearful of visits to the veterinarian, and therefore don't receive the regular care they need. Now, veterinarians are discovering ways to help remove anxiety triggers that cause fear at every stage of the visit. Here are some of my favorite methods.

Oriental Shorthair Chats Over Lunch
A young Oriental shorthair cat talks while he's eating. Or maybe the other way around!

November 22, 2021

What to Do First if Your Dog Starts Choking
Would you recognize the often subtle signs that your dog may be choking - and know what to do? Many pet parents don't have a clue, and each wasted moment can endanger your pet's life. Know the biggest choking risks, the first three things to do and how to perform the Heimlich maneuver.

Can Your Pets Eat Turkey?
An excellent source of protein, this Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece can provide your pet with some of the most important nutrients they need. But don't be so quick to give them other table scraps - here's how you can safely feed this meat to your pet.

November 21, 2021

The Invisible Way You Might Be Harming Your Pet
Are you increasing your pet's risk of heart, lung and breathing problems, or malignancy, simply by wanting a fresh-smelling house? Found in the vast majority of US homes, these toxic products may be damaging not only your pet's health, but yours as well.

What a Dog Does When His Human's Napping
A German shepherd respects his human's need for sleep to a degree. Bless his heart!

November 20, 2021

Help Your Bird Live a Long, Healthy and Happy Life
There's so much questionable advice out there for bird parents - from pet foods claiming to be 'complete' to ill-informed veterinarians. This Game Changer avian nutrition expert and teacher is filling the gap with everything you need to know to raise a longer-living, healthier and happier bird.

Video Camera Catches Cat Greeting Delivery Drivers
Tuna loves delivery drivers. 'Hopefully it's like a little cat therapy session for them.'

November 19, 2021

Ignoring This Can Lead to Heart, Kidney and Liver Damage
Are you skipping this essential part of daily care for your cat or dog? By age 3, most pets already have evidence of this condition, which can progress into pain, infection and health problems throughout your pet's body, especially his vital organs. Here's how to get your pet on the right track.

Sweet and Sleepy Oriental Shorthair Kitten
With a nose like a koala bear and ears like a butterfly, this Oriental shorthair is simply adorable.

November 18, 2021

The Most Unlikely New Member of the 'Smarts' Club
Up until now, only humans and some primates belonged in this very exclusive club of intelligent beings. That all changed when German scientists observed one of these creatures in the wild constructing tools to reach food beyond its reach - and teaching others how to do it as well.

Dog Performs With Whitney on Belgium's Got Talent
A dog mournfully reacts to 'I Will Always Love You' for a Belgium's Got Talent airing.

November 17, 2021

Could Excessive Licking Be a Red Flag for Disease?
If you ask your veterinarian why your dog repetitively licks his lips, your hands, arms or legs, or even the carpet or furniture, he or she will likely tell you it's a compulsive disorder. However, this study suggests excessive licking may be health-related instead.

Cats Come to Cuddle With Their Little Human
A toddler sleeping on a big bed is joined by several gentle kitties wanting to cuddle up.

November 16, 2021

How Carbs Can Severely Damage Your Cat's Health
In spite of what many conventional veterinarians and pet food makers claim, nature did not design felines to digest carbohydrates. They simply don't have the enzymes required to thoroughly break down grains and starches. Here's what can happen to your kitty when you feed her carb-containing food.

Tiny Dejected Donkey Finds a New Mom
An abandoned baby donkey cried for its mom for days. Then a new mom stepped up.

November 15, 2021

8 Signs Your Dog May Have Hip Issues
Canine hip dysplasia is characterized by one or more symptoms, and while there may be a genetic component to the disorder, several unidentified factors are also involved. Early diagnosis gives your pet her best chance for a long, fully mobile life. Here's what you need to know.

Are Hempseeds Good for Pets?
What these seeds lack in size, they make up for in nutrients, as they contain antioxidants, fiber, protein and more. Here's how you can incorporate them into your pet's homemade treats and meals.

November 14, 2021

Does Your Pet Have Dementia? Find Out With This Online Tool
A veterinarian group estimates that 1 in 4 older dogs, and 1 in 3 cats will develop cognitive dysfunction, and about 85% of those cases will go undiagnosed. This two-minute quiz tells you where your dog or cat falls on the cognition scale.

Baby and Bernese Mountain Puppy Check Each Other Out
A baby is intrigued by a 10-month-old puppy, although his barks are a little alarming!

November 13, 2021

Rescuing Puppy Mill Breeding Dogs Is Her Passion
Theresa Strader, founder and executive director of the National Mill Dog Rescue™, spends all her waking hours rescuing, housing, providing care for and rehoming retired breeding dogs.

Stray Pit Bull Chooses the Right Car to Get Into
Hot, thirsty and without a home, a pit bull found this couple's car and wouldn't get out.

November 12, 2021

This Life-Threatening Issue Could Lead to a Ruptured Bladder
If your pet shows signs of frequent, faulty or abnormal urination, or cries when urinating, seek veterinary care immediately. He may be at risk of a urinary blockage, which can quickly escalate into a life-threatening emergency. Here's how to both prevent and treat bladder stones.

Orphaned Lamb Finds a Friend in a Toddler
It's heartwarming to watch this tiny girl treating an orphaned lamb with such gentleness.

November 11, 2021

What Would You Do if a Bat Flew Into Your Home?
Bats rarely find their way into occupied homes, but it happened to Krista in the middle of the night while she slept. Awakened by the noise of something flying around her bedroom, her response would lead to some unfortunate consequences.

German Shepherd Fascinated by Ducklings in a Pool!
The ducklings enjoy swimming, but they're a little wary of the big dog's interest in them!

November 10, 2021

Helping to Make Anesthesia Less Risky
Putting your pet 'under' for a procedure can be an anxiety-provoking experience - especially if your dog is in one of these high-risk categories. Because dogs handle medications differently, researchers are recruiting study participants to help develop a test to make anesthesia less risky for all.

Band of Female Coaties Watching the Little Ones
Coaties, relatives to raccoons, have an incredible sense of smell, as well as curiosity!

November 9, 2021

Often Overlooked yet Common Causes of Frequent Vomiting
Chronic vomiting in cats has become so common that many owners and even some veterinarians don't consider it to be a problem. However, it's stressful and physically taxing for kitty, and cleaning up is never fun. These two often-ignored factors may be at the top of the list of causes for vomiting.

Sheltie Tries to Wake Up the Cat
Usually it's a playful kitty that wakes up the dog, but this time it's the other way around!

November 8, 2021

The Mistakes Even Vets Make With Digestive Issues in Dogs
Because of how most veterinarians are trained, they tend to overlook the one thing that's been shown to help up to 80% of dogs with chronic gastrointestinal issues. Instead, their go-to approach is often haphazard, unnecessary and likely to make the condition worse.

Boost Your Pet’s Immunity With This Refreshing Fruit
The refreshing sweetness of this fruit is irresistible to humans, but did you know that the surplus of active compounds it provides may support your pet's immune health as well? Here are helpful tips when feeding it to your pet.

November 7, 2021

Should You Allow Your Pet to Drink From the Toilet?
Some pets are attracted to toilet bowl water because it can taste fresher and cooler than the water in their bowl. But is it a good idea? You may be surprised at the answer.

Dog and Toddler Make a Musical Duo!
As a toddler dances, the dog hits the piano to join the action, and what a pair they make!

November 6, 2021

Veterinary Oncologist Offers New Hope to Pet Parents
While a malignancy diagnosis can be both depressing and paralyzing to a pet owner, this Game Changer veterinary oncologist brings encouraging and exciting news. The rapidly developing field of oncology for animals means a diagnosis no longer needs to be a death sentence.

'Give Every Life a Chance to Heal'
This tiny pup was a little worse for wear with all the skin conditions that plagued her.

November 5, 2021

Are Small Dogs Anxious by Nature or by Influence?
Small dogs of 25 pounds or less tend to behave differently than larger dogs, but why? Is their anxious, yappy and snappy behavior just part of being a small breed, or is it because of how their owners handle them? Know the eight ways you can help your small dog stand tall and confident.

Lazy Cat Loves His Ragtime Piano Nap!
For this cat, the hammers of a boogie-woogie upright piano mean he gets a massage!

November 4, 2021

'Endangered' Since 1967, Landowners Aid in Species' Recovery
This adorable species was thought to be extinct in 1979, but recovery effects, including assistance from zoos, have helped it reemerge. While still one of the most endangered mammals in the US, private landowners might be the ticket to their comeback.

Traumatized Dog Finally Responds to Patience and Love
A terrified dog was to be euthanized, but this woman wanted to love her back to health.

November 3, 2021

The Mistakes Many Veterinarians Make With Kennel Cough
Surprisingly, this highly contagious upper respiratory condition isn't due to a single infection - there are actually multiple infections occurring at the same time. Find out what that means for the Bordetella vaccine and treatment of kennel cough.

Cat Falls for the Wrong Human
Leo was to be this woman's cat, but he attached himself to her 'dog person' husband.

November 2, 2021

The Mystery Behind a Cat’s Stripes and Markings
Surprisingly, a kitty's stripes may begin with the skin, even before hair follicles and pigment appear. But how do Tabby cats and other breeds get their distinctive markings and unique color patterns? This study provides some much-needed clues.

Tiny Horse Lives in a Household Full of Dogs!
Several dogs in one house made it easy for a tiny horse like Luna to blend right in!

November 1, 2021

The Best Way to Prevent and Treat Stomach Issues
Digestive disorders are all too common in dogs today, and in my experience, taking this step may be the single most effective thing you can do to treat chronic gastrointestinal issues, such as IBD, IBS and sensitive stomachs. Here's what you need to know about commercial prescription foods.

Add This Protein-Rich Meat to Your Pet's Food Bowl
Widely available and easy to prepare, this popular protein source can be a good addition to your pet's meals, but here's one important thing you need to remember when feeding it to your pet.