Pet Welfare and Pet Tails by Myra Per Lee

I love not man the less, but Animals more.  I love their willingness to  adjust to our presence in their universe. And I love that some animals are so  willing to be a part of our most un-natural of worlds, and when they are willing, we adopt them as Pets. I write about what we learn about animals, what we learn from them, and the crazy things they let us do to them.

Arlo, America's Top Shelter Dog Makeover in the 2019 Dirty Dogs Contest
Posted on August 22, 2019

"Arlo" won this year's America's Top Shelter Dog Makeover in the Dirty Dogs Contest, a signature program sponsored by Wahl, and GreaterGood.Org. Step in and see the others!

Buddy Biscuits Oven-Baked, Healthy Whole-Grain, Crunchy Treats for Dogs
Posted on August 20, 2019

Some high-end grain-free dry dog foods have been found by the FDA to be related to heart disease and death! Choose your dog's food and treats wisely, and read the labels!

Cow Cuddling
Posted on August 11, 2019

Whether it's in response a rising need for inner calm, a consoling, non-judgmental connection, or a farmer's need to makes ends meet, cow cuddling is on the rise.

Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Dog Treats ingredients
Posted on August 7, 2019

These are the ingredients in Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Dog Treats. There are no vegetable or potato "proteins" in these treats. Nor should there be!

What is she giving me now?
Posted on July 31, 2019

Fewer 'experts' are touting grain-free food for dogs these days; last month the FDA found that some of the proteins found in grain-free dry dog foods are actually harmful.

What's in this dog food?
Posted on July 19, 2019

Recent studies show that if peas, potatoes, and lentils are among the main ingredients in dog food, they can contribute to serious heart disease in dogs. What you should know follows....

Totem animal
Posted on July 15, 2019

According to Native American beliefs, we all have totem or spirit animals. Here are some ways you can find out which animals are symbolic to you.

Fear Free Veterinarians
Posted on July 11, 2019

Don't give up on finding an office that you and your pet are comfortable with....

Cows, ©Dariusz Gora/Shutterstock via Encyclopedia Britannica
Posted on July 8, 2019

Question: What does a cow have in common with a crocodile?

Answer: They both enjoy classical music.

"Star" photo by Nadia Westra, via
Posted on June 26, 2019

Star is the name of this beautiful Palomino horse. Her life was about to be cut short at the age of three by a debilitating neurological disease, muscular fasciculation.

Miscanthus found to thrive in the mid-west
Posted on June 25, 2019

There are at least 14 varieties of miscanthus and it grows, sometimes spontaneously and invasively, all over the world. Soon it's going to support the digestive systems of dogs and cats!

Puppy dog eyes
Posted on June 19, 2019

Those sweet doggy eyes are captivating, but did you know that it is we humans that affected their evolution. Positive feedback works wonders!

Racoon Dogs (Tanuki) in Fukuhama, Japan
Posted on June 11, 2019

Recently, British newspapers reported that two pet "raccoon dogs" in Nottinghamshire dug their way out of their cage and terrorized neighborhood pets, including a pet goat and pony.

Lost cat poster
Posted on June 4, 2019

Most of us who own indoor cats have at least one experience of their escape. It's a scary thing because cats are harder to catch than dogs!

Kitty Convict Project
Posted on June 3, 2019

Escaped cats, unlike dogs, are seldom returned to their homes. The Kitty Convict Project helps us identify the cats who've escaped.

Cat Walk by BWC
Posted on May 30, 2019

Certainly, we would all love to provide these refinements for our dogs and cats, but if even if you can't afford them, you can dream....

Two hummingbird fledglings, from video by Sheri Watson
Posted on May 20, 2019

Hummers are fun birds to observe and offering them a supply of ready nesting materials makes them even more at home at your home.

The Cottage Hummingbird Feeder (Aqua)
Posted on May 16, 2019

Perhaps you wonder, as I did, how hummingbirds are able to drink nectar if their beaks aren't long enough to reach it.

Homemade recipes may be harmful for your cat
Posted on May 13, 2019

Maybe we should re-think our cat-feeding strategies....

Sea Otter Tickle Fight: Photographer Andy Harris/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019
Posted on May 10, 2019

We all love to laugh and laughter is so good for our health, but this year's early entries to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards seem to engage more than our sense of humor....

Commercial Sony Action Cam Mini (Still)
Posted on May 8, 2019

We know that the eagle can capture our vision of his flight with a Mini-Cam, but we don't know what the eagle is perceiving.

The Shelter Pet Project
Posted on April 14, 2019

.... It can help you find your perfect pet right from the first page of its website.

Dog walking in Manhatten
Posted on April 8, 2019

If you are looking for dog heaven, here are 20 cities where you might find it.

Albino penquin born at Gdansk Zoo
Posted on March 25, 2019

There are two important things going for the albino African penguin born at the Gdansk Zoo in December: his colony accepts him, and he's in a protective environment.

Dog resting in standing water
Posted on March 22, 2019

Flooding is causing heartache and headaches for so many, but there's one more thing you and your pets have to worry about: leptospirosis.