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New TailTalk Wearable Technology Claims To Understand Your Dog

Ever wonder what your dog is thinking and wish you had an insider's knowledge to his or her thoughts? Well, one company is claiming that you can with their new wearable technology designed to inform pet owners of their dog's emotional status.

The Weekly Buzz! Elephant Bash, Alligators On Helium, Cat On Your Head? & More...

A birthday bash for elephants, cats on your head, alligators on helium, and pet poisons, with pet advice from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson... These stories and more are here for your curiousity at the Weekly Buzz!

Experts Declare Fleas, Ticks And Mosquitoes To Be Year-Round Threat

If you're like most pet owners, you probably assume the threat of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes is just a springtime or summer event, but according to experts the reality of that mindset couldn't be further from the truth. Apparently, the tiny blood-sucking parasites are a constant year-round threat that shouldn't be taken lightly.

Crabs Attempt To Ride The Subway In The UK

For commuters in the city of Newcastle in the U.K. things were far from normal a couple of weeks ago when they noticed a bunch of crabs making their way down the aisle of a train car.  The little crustaceans were evicted from the train at the Gateshead Metro Station. There a cleaning team showed up to remove the creatures and move them to a new location.

Erik The Cat Celebrates Retirement

After 15 years of working as the rodent control officer on board the CSS Acadia in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Erik the Cat, a.k.a. Erik the Red, has retired from duty. It all started back in 1998 when the ginger tabby was a stray who wandered onto the ancient ship that had been transformed into a museum. He came aboard as a stowaway and never left -- until now.

Chinese Scientists Engineering Teenier Tea Cup Pigs

Chinese scientists announced genetically engineered micro pigs will soon be sold as pets -- and, no, this is not a joke. Put your order in now.

The Weekly Buzz! Pope Dogs, Panda 'Sex Money,' And More...

The dogs couldn't wait, the cats couldn't wait, even the cows couldn't wait for Halloween; they just had to don their Pope costumes right away, even though it's only September.  Nice tributes to the Pope, I think.  But in other news... Baby panda gets a name and pandas get rich at the National Zoo; crash test on pet crates shared; science discovers why bats stay so healthy, but can make humans so very sick;  dogs who like tennis balls can now take selfies (Well, sort of.); and more!

(Just) 10 Brilliant Photo Finalists From The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Awards

Yes, just 10 unbelievably brilliant photographs to show you from the group of 100 finalists of the British Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2015.  The competition is now 51 years old, the oldest and most prestigious wildlife photography challenge in the world, open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages.   If you're considering entering next year, you will be welcome, but take a look at the kind of competition you'll be facing....

Want To Keep Safe During An Epidemic Or Disaster? Let These Animals Guide You

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has prepared 'Ready, Pet, Go,' a public service calendar for kids and adults on the importance of being prepared in case of an epidemic or natural disaster, occurrences that are more prevalent every year.  The calendar is about teaching kids (and adults!) protective tips through lessons learned from animals and even insects like bees!  Read on to see some of the neat photos and captions in the calendar....

The Weekly Buzz! The Search And Rescue Cat, China's In The Doghouse, And More...

If you think that political news is hot these days, wait 'til you read The Buzz in the animal world!    I'll put some of Lady Bee's Buzz out there for you today that you might not have heard about, from the meaning of horse whinnies to the cancer-fighting venom found in a certain species of wasp, from animal heroes to conservationist heroes, from the citizenship rights of pandas in the US to the rights of dogs in China... There's more, but read on.