There’s no doubt about it. On those days when you’re ill, depressed, and/or just not feeling like yourself, there’s nothing quite like spending some time with a special animal. As pet owners, we know this is true. But don’t take our word for it — just take a look at all the incredible therapy animals out there, who bring joy to people of all ages on a daily basis.
Sniff, sniff…. Sniff, sniff…Fido is on a new trail. He can detect drugs and bombs, he can locate missing people and cadavers, and now Fido has a nose for bugs! Watch out termites and bed bugs, there is a talented detective after you!. Using only their noses, these talented, bug-sniffing dogs can locate pesky termites and bed bugs with speed and accuracy.
Since Dolly, the first animal to be successfully cloned, hit the headlines, scores of farm animals have followed. Now, a domestic pet has been successfully cloned, according to Texas A&M University researchers. The world's first cloned cat, a calico named CC, is reported to be in perfect health. She differs from the original cat - named Rainbow - in color because of the calico's unique genetic makeup.
Illness, death, aggressive patients, bodily excrements, raw emotions…My job is far from easy. Recovery, survival, adorable pets, slobbery kisses, happy reunions…It is, however, easy to love. I've been a veterinary technician in an emergency room for four years. At times it is emotionally draining; at other times it is incredibly rewarding.
With a home foreclosure crisis sweeping the nation, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is disturbed by reports that some residents forced out of their homes are simply leaving their pets behind. The HSUS urges all pet owners faced with foreclosure to take their pets with them when they relocate.
Animal actors have been around as long as there have been movies, starring with and often upstaging their human colleagues. Originally listed as mere “props,” animal actors were soon treated as celebrities in their own right, as studio executives recognized their power to draw moviegoers. Dogs, in particular, have proved successful and enduring stars of the silver screen, television and even radio.
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) sponsored the Association's 3rdAnnual National Children's Pet Poetry Contest. Response from students and teachers nationwide was phenomenal,” President Bob Vetere said. “More than 1,000 poetry submissions were received this year, and we couldn't be more thrilled to see how excited kids get about their pets!
Jenny Gomes, a doggie foster mom, of Leesburg, Florida has perhaps the world's smallest dog. Dancer is an eleven-month-old, long-haired Chihuahua and stands approximately 4 1/4 inches tall at the shoulders. That's about the height of a standard envelope. His itty-bitty stature is talk of the town, but drive-by photo opportunities are only successful in fresh-cut grass.
In October 2005, a War Dog Memorial Monument was dedicated at the H. Lee Dennison Building, Long Island, New York with a special War Dog Memorial service and monument dedication. The bronze statue is two times the size of a real German shepherd, standing 48" from paw to shoulder, and extending nine feet.
According to the most recent survey of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 358 million pets reside in 63 percent of the homes in the United States, many of which are multiple pet households. In the year 1998 North Carolina was devastated by Hurricane Floyd which took the lives of millions of livestock and companion animals, not to mention the thousands of animals that were forever separated from their rightful owners.
The American Kennel Club® is warning pet owners and breeders about an alarming rise in dog thefts in recent months. From parking lots to pet stores and even backyards, more dogs are disappearing. In the first three months of 2008, the AKC has tracked more than 30 thefts from news and customer reports, versus only ten for all twelve months of 2007.
A Pet lover submitted this story. We thought it was wonderful. Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you don't have a pet…and you may even decide you need one! Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named Lucky. Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy.
Those that work with their dogs and depend on them for their well-being and to help others have a very special relationship. Dogs have some very dangerous jobs out there and always take their work seriously. They find victims in disasters, sniff for bombs or drugs, find mines and work for the police department among other important jobs.
I won't pretend to totally understand the game of football. I won't even try. So maybe you can help me. I have a friend that loves football. Every year he has a Fantasy Football Team. It took me almost a whole year just to totally understand the concept. But once I did, it was actually pretty interesting.
The FDA recently released this important information and we want to share it with our pet lovers. Since this drug has been shown to cause problems in children, we suspect that it will also cause problems in pets. We hope this information will help keep your pets safe. Regards, The site Veterinary Team Evamist: Keep Children and Pets Away Children and pets should not come in contact with Evamist on the skin.
If you have a pet, you know how frustrating pet hair can be. My cats leave hair everywhere. I vacuum and I see tumbleweeds of hair rolling across the floor. Click here to take our survey! Thanks for your help!
What kind of dog is that?! Mutt owners are quite accustomed to the frequent guessing of their dog's breed composition. It can be fun to imagine what breeds are in a mixed breed's family tree. However, for many families with a “Heinz 57” dog, truly knowing their canine companion's history would be very satisfying.
Whether you purchase or rent, moving to a new home can be an exciting time for you and your dog. If you already have a dog, you might be looking forward to walking around your new neighborhood and meeting all the other dogs. For others, moving into a new house or apartment means that they can add a dog to their family.
For centuries, dogs have been employed as living alarms and guards. Their protective nature made them ideal to alert a family that something strange was amiss. Along with being a companion, dogs can and do still perform watch dog roles. Watch dogs are not the same as guard dogs. A watch dog alerts their owners when strangers approach, but they do not usually attack.
For you, the sofa may be a wonderful sanctuary, a place to let your body melt. That's how your lap looks to a lapdog, a canine who, somehow and somewhere, figured out that cats have the right idea - the lap is the ONLY place to be. This isn't to endorse sitting around all the time. You and your dog do need to exercise.
As humans are packing away their winter coats and sweaters, cats are preparing for warmer weather by shedding. This can really derail your cleaning plans - and if you are one of the estimated 10 percent of the population with pet allergies it can signal the beginning of sneezing, watery eyes and a runny nose.