Declawing is a misnomer. Yes, a correctly performed declaw surgery does remove a cat’s claws, but it doesn’t stop there. To prevent the claws from regrowing, the bony top of each digit (finger or toe) must also be amputated. It’s not...Show More Summary
A dear friend of mine just entered hospice care. After a courageous battle, she is finally surrendering to ovarian cancer. In a conversation shared yesterday, she told me that she wants her beloved horse Partner to go to... Read Mor...
Shar-Pei Autoinflammatory Disease, or SPAID, is a serious, heritable syndrome that affects the canine breed. According to Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, SPAID is "characterized by recurrent symptoms of inflammation:...Show More Summary
Ordell, the highly Alpha cat type we adopted and had to rehome, grew up to become quite the cat scientist. One of his favorites was to put a pig ear in his water dish… and watch what happened next. Alpha … Continue reading ?
Professor Mick Peterson took a turn as a speaker at the Hoofcare@Saratoga series at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, New York. (Thank you!) After years in the engineering department at the University of Maine, he's taking a new, wider-focus ag/equine science faculty director post at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Show More Summary
Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been revered by many as the greatest living poet, yet the announcement of him winning the Nobel prize in literature for 2016 has ruffled many feathers. Show More Summary
Today the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) announced a donation of $10,000 through its Equine Research Fund to the Morris Animal Foundation in support of research being conducted by Morris Animal Foundation Fellow Dr. Alix Bergman at North Carolina State University. In conjunction with the work of Drs. Show More Summary
Renowned animal communicator Amelia Kinkade poignantly reminds us we're immersed in a fascinating world of nonhuman animals who depend on us and on whom we depend for our survival.
The 18-year-old silverback gorilla is “awake and well" after being tranquilized
Just Some of the Damage That the Hit-and-Run Motorist Inflicted Upon Bart "If somebody tells you the cat is still breathing and it's alive, the cat shouldn't have been buried."-- Sherry Silk of the Humane Society of Tampa BayThe lives of just about all cats are not only terribly brief but filled with all sorts of unspeakable deprivations and abuse. Show More Summary
Videos show mothers transferring termite-fishing probes to youngsters to teach them to use these tools to gather food. All criteria for calling it "teaching" are fulfilled.
You can keep a dog from jumping on people by considering, not only the dog's behavior, but typical responses that people make.
What is a veterinary technician? The easiest and most understandable explanation is a registered nurse for animals. To become a licensed, certified, or registered veterinary technician (the names vary depending on the state issuing the...Show More Summary
The theft was caught on video
This pup played the oldest trick in the book.
The creature was declared functionally extinct by researchers a decade ago
Even if we didn’t have them as a kitten, we can find their Kitten Face. One of the attractions of adopting a kitten is that we experience them at a tiny and cute stage. But I have discovered that we … Continue reading ?
In 2014, Dr. Sophia Yin, a gifted and universally revered veterinary behaviorist, took her own life. Her passing sent shockwaves through the veterinary and dog training communities and reignited intense interest in mental health issues amongst veterinarians. There... Read More
Mars Petcare US is voluntarily recalling select quantities of Cesar Classics Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food due to a potential choking risk from white plastic pieces. The Cesar Classics recalled products were distributed throughout the U.S. Show More Summary
I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve heard “A tired dog is a good dog.” We all know the point is that under-exercised dogs often get themselves into trouble… chewing, pacing, or pondering ways to get online and order dog toys with your credit card. True, as far as it goes (except […]