Current Pet News

May 22, 2018 - Issue 1987


This Cruel Procedure Means Excruciating Pain That Will Haunt Your Pet

cruel procedure cat declawing

May 22, 2018

It's a tortuous hell-on-earth endurance test for these pets - linked to lameness, nerve trauma, aggression and other behavior problems. Finally, the tide may be turning. So what do veterinarians say?

Baby Octopus: 'I'm a Sucker for You'

Baby Octopus: 'I'm a Sucker for You'

May 22, 2018

A diver extending a hand finds a tiny red octopus has an almost magnetic personality!

Microplastics Pose a Significant Risk to Whales, Manta Rays and Whale Sharks

microplastics threaten giant sea creatures

May 22, 2018

Tiny pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters long may be among the most dangerous to giant sea creatures like baleen whales and manta rays. They depend on filter feeding to survive but are taking in plastic particles with every mouthful of plankton they swallow - with unknown consequences to their long-term health and survival.