Remembering Ella Fitzgerald classic tune "Let's Do It," back in the 50s,
an updated version of that song might in today's Internet world focus on
how the various species on this planet are just as attracted to
"Twitter" as they are to "falling in love." Based on the number of pets
that have taken to tweeting out 140 characters or less, it can
definitely be said that Twitter is an all-inclusive ecosystem.
With Americans now spending over $41 billion per year on their pets; 39%
of US households owning at least one dog and 33% with one cat, is it
any wonder that the company PAWS Pet Company has chosen to build the world's largest pet database?
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.
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
I've found the be-all and end-all of cat condos. It's compact; great
for apartment living, but that won't stop you from buying it, if you
live in a mansion. It goes in any room in your home; if you don't like
white, you can paint it. It's efficient, serving all of a cat's
biological needs. It's ecologically sourced from renewable forest lands
and has recycled parts. And it's just darn 'DeLuxe" stunning!
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.