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Posted August 22, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

A dog owner reported finding several 'brad' nails in his dog's food bowl
and in the bag of Merrick dog food from which it came. The bag was
bought from a Petco in Philadelphia, PA. The owners shared their August
19th letter to Petco and Merrick with the TruthAboutPetFood website...

Posted August 22, 2012 by Ron Callari

Knowing that Twitter's logo is a bird, it's a not a reach to learn that
another very special member of the avian family has joined the ranks of
the Twitterati. While @CathedralPhil is
new to the flock, with only 93 followers as of this posting), he has
been tweeting up a storm about the daily comings and goings of those who
frequent the historic 1892 Gothic Revival cathedral, located in uptown

Posted August 22, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

The Suzaka Zoo in Japan has been more like scenes from the movie Madagascar lately.  Those intrepid penguins seem to be constantly making plans on how to escape. For the third time this month baby penguins have managed to escape captivity and make a break for the wild. The zookeepers are more than a little baffled that the little birds keep defying their best efforts to keep them caged.

Posted August 21, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

A newborn Jaguar in Szeged, Hungary has had to be removed from his
mother after two days because his mother is not capable of taking care
of him.  She was also born in captivity.  Why does this happen?

Posted August 20, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

There are some veterinarians that prescribe medicinal tranquilizers for
hyperactive dogs; but talk to dog owners, and few actually want to use
them. Would they try a natural supplement?  You can bet on it, based on
the number of natural products on the market which claim to calm canine
hyperactivity.  A French scientist, Dr. Claude Beata, recently presented
his studies on a new natural product for canine anxiety that he's
tested and has been approved in France.


Posted August 19, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Trogloraptor.  It's a new species of spider found by citizen scientists in the caves of southwestern Oregon and studied and named  by arachnologists from the California Academy of Sciences (CAS).  For arachnophobics, it's just an uglier, scarier, larger version of the rest of the spider clan - only with claws!

Posted August 18, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Does your dog eat his own poop?  According to Dr. Ben Hart of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California - Davis,
about 16 percent of all dogs eat their own poop on a regular basis. 
Disgusting, you say?  Well, Dr. Hart has a theory about why dogs may
indulge in this behavior and what you can do about it.

Posted August 17, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

The baby Dusty Langur has to be one of the most unusual members of the monkey kingdom.  Born bright orange, he clings to his mother for
several months, long after his coat turns from orange to grey. You can
imagine what a treat it is to see a baby Dusty Langur with his mom, like
folks at the Adelaide Zoo in Australia.