This week: Scientists figure out what puts the stink in skunk, Hawaii Five-0 meets Hawaii K-9, and silicone pet tags link flame retardant to feline hyperthyroidism.
This week: One day soon, your dog could be tucking into a bowl of Kibbles ’n . . . Tusks? Plus, feeding a stray cat costs a Florida woman $48,000, and eating human food could cause premature aging in bears.
This week: Unhand that hedgehog! Plus, animal-free cosmetic testing closer to reality, and you might want to double check your dog’s cremains.
This week: New California divorce laws could mean custody battles over pets, a New Year’s Eve reveler wakes up in bed with a mastiff, and the most popular dog names of 2018.
The Facebook post read:“To all the Trinity County residents: We send our prayers and wish for a safe return home. Our hospital has reached full capacity; we are caring for many evacuees." Suddenly, it was 2017 all over again.
On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, exploded. The explosion blew off the reactor’s 1,000-ton steel and concrete lid, spewing radioactive material into the atmosphere in what’s been described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen.
Fourth of July fireworks are a blast for people, but they’re not much fun for pets. Noisy fireworks can scare pets and cause them to run away. According to statistics, animal control officials across the country see a 30–60% increase in lost pets each year between July fourth and sixth. In fact, July fifth is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for animal shelters.
Dogs in the workplace are nothing new to people who work in animal hospitals. But for a lot people, it’s a something that only happens once a year. This Friday, June 22, is the twentieth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay).
He’s the world’s most advanced mobile detection system to defend an area from potential attack. Capable of sniffing out someone carrying a bomb in a crowd of people ten thousand strong. In other words, he’s a Vapor Wake dog, the end result of pioneering research begun 16 years ago in the Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama.
Civilian dogs everywhere will come to attention on Tuesday, March 13, National K-9 Veterans Day, when Zoetis launches its Dogs Salute Dogs campaign. The new campaign, which is part of the company’s K-9 Courage Program, is designed to give civilian dogs the chance to “paws” and honor their heroes—military and police dogs—with a nationwide digital salute through a custom Facebook profile picture frame.