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Weird? Well, there are weirder things in politics these days. But this
is true: Hank the cat is running for U.S. Senate in Virgina. Born and
bred in Fairfax, VA, Hank believes he understands the workings of
nearby Washington, DC at least as well as his opponents, both former
governors of Virgina, George Allen and Tim Kaine.
.... Though torturing and killing animals, whether directly or through the
training of animals to kill each other, may lead to crimes against
humans, most leaders and supporters of animal abuse registries are
concerned about the present victims, the animal victims, who suffer at
the hands of abusers.
The current law provides that shelters keep lost pets for at least 6
days before euthanization. The bill up for a vote would not only reduce
the waiting time to 3 days, but limit that protection to dogs and cats
only. In other words, a found pet of any other species could be
Who knows what Little Red Riding Hood would have said had she been
eyeball to eyeball with a giant squid instead of a fox. Staring into a
10-inch eyeball might have just caused her immediate demise. But not so
an international group of biologists who stared into the laboratory's
giant squid eyes to find out just why the squid's eye was so darned big.
The same lab that invented InCaSe, the blood test to screen for cancer in dogs, has a new test to determine gastrointestinal cancer in cats. Unlike InCaSe, VDI-TK
is not a screening test and it cannot detect all cancers; what it can
do is quickly differentiate between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and
intestinal lymphomas, both relatively common diseases in cats.
You know how important early detection is, especially when it comes to
cancer. And not only do more dogs die from the effects of cancer than
any other disease, but statistics show that the incidence of canine
cancer has sharply increased. Fortunately, a southern California
technology company, Veterinary Diagnotics Institute (VDI) has created a
test to let you know with 99 percent accuracy whether your dog has
cancer or not.
Man has more than one thing in common with fruit flies, researchers have
shown. The newest study, conducted by scientists from UC San Francisco
and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, show that fruit flies, like
many humans, drink to drown their sorrows.
The largest pet insurance company in the U.S., PetPlan, reported that
the number of claims due to cancer in dogs remain at at the top of the
claims list, but that certain cancers have risen dramatically over just
the past year.