Posted March 23, 2012 by Lady Bee

Most service animals are dogs specially trained to provide service to
humans.  In addition to their naturally great sense of smell and
hearing, service dogs must have healthy eyes and good sight.  Merial, a worldwide animal health company and the American College of Veterinary Medicine
teams up in the month of May to sponsor free eye exams for service dogs
who qualify at more than 200 sites across the nation and in Canada and
Puerto Rico.

Posted March 21, 2012 by Lady Bee

A cutback in manufacturing of certain drugs by Sandoz Canada, following
by a fire in the plant that manufactures the drugs has led to a shortage
of 100 medicines used for people and animals in Canada. Doctors and
veterinarians are scrambling to find supplies from other countries now,
particularly in the U.S.


Posted March 21, 2012 by Lady Bee

There's an exhibit at the PPOW in New York now through April 14, 2012 that I
would not miss were I nearby.  Even on the computer screen, George
Boorujy's paintings of animals in their current un-natural environments flood one
with awe for the master painter, affinity for the animals he portrays,
and sadness, even guilt, that Boorujy's subjects have not been left alone by nature or man.

Posted March 19, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

.... 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.

Posted March 17, 2012 by Ron Callari

The work of the Paul Winter Consort is legendary due in a large part to
the inspiration he draws from the natural world. For Homo Sapiens who
migrate annually to St. John the Devine Cathedral in Manhattan for his
Winter Solstice concerts, over the course of last four decades, he has
amassed larger and larger audiences. They are attracted mainly by his
spiritual symphonic compositions that incorporate the sounds of animal
life, hailing from their indigenous habitats.

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 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