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Teach your horse to leg yield on long reins

Learn how to train your horse to leg yield from the ground while using long reins

Archie Is Knowingly Allowed to Sleep Smack-Dab in the Middle of a Busy Thoroughfare by His Derelict Owners Who Are Contented with Merely Tracking His Movements by Satellite

Archie "I've become fascinated with tracking Archie, but it is so worrying."-- Iain SimpsonMany notable individuals and organizations long have touted the benefits of modern technology but when it comes to improving the lives of cats their proclamations ring especially hollow. Show More Summary

Would You Spend $200 For a Watch Made Out of Your Pet’s Hair?

Fur from any of these furry creatures can be transformed into a $200 keepsake by Analog Watches. If you think you and Fido are inseparable now, wait until you see the new product being offered by Analog Watches. The Philadelphia-based...Show More Summary

Tragedy at Zoo Knoxville: 33 Reptiles Unexpectedly Die

In what can only be described as a truly harrowing scene, a team of herpetologists at Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee came into work March 22 to discover that 33 of their reptiles had died overnight. A total of 52 animals lived inside the particular building where the incident took place, meaning that more than half of the lives were lost. Show More Summary

The Working Dog Center at Penn Vet

Book tours can be tiring, but there’s nothing like being inspired by the work of the people of The Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia.  I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon there–basically an exercise in intellectual and emotional rapture. In general, here’s what they do: “Our goal is to increase collaborative research, […]

Study Finds That Cats Actually Love Interacting With Humans

"There is a popular stereotype of the unsocial or aloof cat." Kristyn Vitale Shreve, Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State University, knows this misconception better than most. She—along with fellow researchers—recently conducted a studyShow More Summary

Study: Your Cat Probably Loves You More Than It Loves Food (Take That, Dogs!)

Scientists are helping cats clap back against stereotypes that felines are uncaring

Why Men Trophy Hunt: Showing Off and the Psychology of Shame

If the "hunting for status" hypothesis is correct, then shaming could be an effective strategy for those opposed because shaming tends to erode the status that trophy hunters seek.

Animals Need More Freedom, Not Bigger Cages

As the late Tom Regan stressed, "...the only adequate moral response to vivisection is empty cages, not larger cages." Animals in all human dominated venues need more freedom.

The Inner Life of Cats Reveals Fascinating Feline Secrets

A new book called The Inner Life of Cats blends science and stories and shows that these fascinating, mysterious animals are sentient individuals who are loving and social beings.

Why Do Dogs React to Cats?

Is it the sight of the cat, the sound of a cat, or the smell of a cat that excites dogs the most? The answer might surprise you.

Tax Breaks and Pets: One Vet's Perspective

Pet expenses are generally not tax deductible. The IRS does not consider pets dependents the way human children are, and the cost of their care doesn’t qualify as a deductible expense. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get pet-related tax deductions. Show More Summary

Which Personality Does Your Cat Have?

Stereotypes about cats and their personalities abound—calicos are feisty, orange tabbies are laid back. The Cat Fanciers’ Association has even put together a Breed Personality Chart. The problem with stereotypes is that when looking at an individual, they tend to be wrong as often as they are right. Enter science. Show More Summary

Tristan’s favorite music

I used to think Tristan didn’t have favorite music. Then I discovered that we just hadn’t played it for him yet. Between us, Mr WayofCats and I have overlapping and eclectic tastes. We had the misfortune to spend formative decades … Continue reading ?

Mar 28, 20 year old cat urinating on counter top

20 yr old female, spayed at age 1. Began urinating on kitchen counter top. Using foil to deter her from getting up. What could cause her to start this?

6:59 am poem | Love and longing in the cosmos

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. “I’ve been told that people in the army do more by 7:00 am than I do in an entire day But if I wake at 6:59 am and turn to you to trace the outline of your lips with mine I...Show More Summary

iSpeakDog: A Website Devoted to Becoming Dog Literate

This new website teaches people how to understand their dog's behavior and is meant for dog guardians, trainers, groomers, veterinarians, and anyone else who interacts with dogs.

Veterinary Medicine, Incorporated

Two giant corporate players have been making veterinary headlines as of late.  Mars, Incorporated, the candy maker (M&M’s, Snickers, Twix, etc.), pet food manufacturer (Royal Canin, Pedigree, Iams, Whiskas, etc.), and owner of Banfield Pet Hospital with its... Read More

What’s The Most Beautiful Thing You’ve Read?

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Late last night on Instagram, a little kitten asked this dog, “What’s The Most Beautiful Thing You’ve Read?” The unassumingly innocent question sent this dog tumbling down the rabbit hole. Show More Summary

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