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Posted August 9, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

On June 13 a young harbor seal was rescued at South Mission Beach in San Diego. Veterinarians from SeaWorld determined that she had cataracts in both eyes that left her almost blind and unable to hunt for fish. Last week the vets performed cataract surgery which they hope will improve her vision sufficiently to allow her to be returned to the wild.

Posted August 8, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Professor Meowingtons, pHd. has had a pair of headphones made just for him by Sol Republic, makers of headphones extraordinaires. Why? To block out the sounds of dogs, of course.

Posted August 8, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Early this month a pair of lions, Aru and Aketi, at the zoo in Berlin were found foaming at the mouth and critically ill. They developed stomach pains from colic that left them crying in distress. The other 14 big cats at the zoo showed no signs of the illness, ruling out the zoo's meat supply as the culprit.

Posted August 8, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

It's the sort of fish story that Jan Bailey, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will be telling for a long time to come. She saw a tropical fish drop from a cedar tree in her back yard. Her husband went to check out her story and found the fish covered with cedar needles, but unbelievably, still alive. They dug out an old aquarium for the wayward fish that has since been dubbed "Lucky."

Posted August 8, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

What the Monterey Bay Aquarium achieved recently may not have been impossible, but it certainly was difficult. They have managed to coax their weedy seadragons to mate and produce a brood of over 80 tiny offspring. This is only the fourth time ever that an aquarium in the United States has managed the feat. They are now assisting the proud papa as much as they can in the care of those babies.

Posted August 7, 2012 by Amanda Dickens

Toby is a lucky dog!  He has his own twitter account and an IT consultant for an owner.  With over eight thousand followers and a computer that his owner built to give him a treat every time he gets a tweet, this pup never goes hungry! Give it a try @FeedToby!

Posted August 7, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

It is almost certain that 16-year-old Cody Martin is the only person ever to catch a yellowtail amberjack by hand. It is certain that he has been the only one to catch it by hand with the help of dolphins and then haul it to shore on a bright blue surfboard. It is undoubtedly a story that he will be telling his grandkids one day.

Posted August 6, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

The House of Delegates of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) met on Friday, August 3, 2012, and passed a policy against the feeding of raw or undercooked meat to cats and dogs.  Recognizing that raw food diets are becoming more and more popular among pet owners...