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Posted March 16, 2012 by Lady Bee

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.

Posted March 16, 2012 by Lady Bee

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.

Posted March 15, 2012 by Lady Bee

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.

Posted March 14, 2012 by Lady Bee

It looked like a leopard frog, more like those found in the southern
part of the east coast than the northeastern leopard frogs, but it
didn't have the croak of a leopard frog.  So Catherine Newman from UC
Davis's Department of Evolution and Ecology, and her team of
researchers, used nuclear and mitochondrial DNA to determine if, in
fact, the New York City frog, is indeed a new species of leopard


Posted March 13, 2012 by Ron Callari

Traveling by air with your pet isn't always the easiest task. Back in
2009 when the pet-only airline Pet Airways took to the friendly skies,
dog-owners… hell, even pig owners… were content in the fact that their
pets were finally given safe passage and no longer treated as inanimate
'cargo.' But in two short years, with reports of delays, cancellations
and stranding dogs and cats, the airline has had difficulty in
generating a positive cash flow, and folks are in need of seeking other

Posted March 6, 2012 by Creature Features

Astonishingly detailed fossils of giant fleas found in Northern China indicate the long-extinct masters of the Mesozoic Era were itched by inch-long tormenters.

Posted March 4, 2012 by Lady Bee

The Global Pet Expo, held in Orlando, FL last week, awarded new products
in 9 categories: Aquatics, Bird, Boutique, Cat, Dog, Natural Pet,
Reptile, Small Animal, and Point of Purchase. Yes, you can say 'so
what,' but wait until you see these innovative and impressive products!

Posted March 3, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

Americans spent 50 billion dollars on their pets in 2011, more than was anticipated by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).  Where were the growth areas?  Believe it or not...