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.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute baboon quarters
Posted on April 18, 2018

They wanted out of there. And when you read further, you'll see why!

Dog house by Eileen Goldenberg
Posted on April 16, 2018

We hope some dog lovers have the wherewithal to house their puppies in one of the 65 designer dog houses at the BowWow Haus exhibit in London. Actually, owning a dog is not a prerequisite to bidding on these unbelievable castles!

Am I not beautiful?
Posted on April 13, 2018

Nature shows us once again that handsome is as handsome does.

Dog checks in at airline counter
Posted on April 6, 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) just launched a new global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals traveling by air.

Dog on airplane seat
Posted on March 28, 2018

After the recent death of a 10-month old French Bulldog in an overhead cabin on a United Airlines flight, at least two senators agreed on something: pets should not die on airplanes.

Tibor Kercz, Help
Posted on March 17, 2018

It's time for the 4th annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The contest is about funny wildlife photos; the purpose of the contest is about wildlife conservation.

LaPerm Cat
Posted on March 12, 2018

The curl is real; it's not a perm - even though the cat is called a LaPerm.

Battong, Kerri Afford, Photographer
Posted on March 10, 2018

You wouldn't think human scientists would have to train wild animals to fear their predators, but they are, at least in southern Australia, where scientists are trying to save the country's Bettongs, or "rat kangaroos," from extinction.

Otterhound
Posted on March 2, 2018

There are about 220 pedigreed dog breeds that are native to Great Britain and Ireland. Once in their hay day, these dogs were hardy working or companion dogs, but 36 of these breeds are now endangered.

Husky puppies
Posted on March 1, 2018

I can tell you that you will fall in love with every breed you see on the AKC videos, but beyond that, you will learn a lot about why different breeds are the way they are, and that's fascinating!

What To Look For In A Dog Park
Posted on February 27, 2018

Most dogs do not want to live by man alone, but sometimes it's hard for them to find buddies unless you take them to a dog park, but not all dog parks are created equal!

What's Expected of You At The Dog Park
Posted on February 26, 2018

What are your responsibilities as a dog parent when you enter a dog park?

How to get your dog ready for the dog park!
Posted on February 25, 2018

Everyone who brings their dogs through the gates of a dog park makes a silent pledge that their dog is safe to be around people and other dogs....

Coldwell Banker still
Posted on February 22, 2018

A study by an on-line retailer reveals the extraordinarily close relationships that millennials have with their pets, what they buy for them, and where they buy them.

Matabele ant treats the wounds of a mate
Posted on February 21, 2018

African Matabele ants rescue their wounded, carry the capable back to their nests, and administer treatment - just like the Red Cross.

Pet Hair Remover Brush Gloves
Posted on February 16, 2018

Whether you have a cat or dog, if they shed you need these gloves!

Raven courting dance
Posted on February 14, 2018

Quoth the raven... Evermore!

Muddy Dog Challenge
Posted on February 13, 2018

Come to think of it, my dogs have never been happier than when they're filthy with mud!

Is there pentobarbital in your pet's food?
Posted on February 10, 2018

Two years after 5 dogs were poisoned by it, and one died from it, we are just finding out that there was and is pentobarbital, a drug commonly used to euthanize animals, in some dog foods.

Red Winged Blackbird by Tony Peebles, California, 2017 GBBC
Posted on February 7, 2018

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is the most fun annual international event!  Anyone can enter!

Sick dog
Posted on February 2, 2018

We're learning that serious consequences can result from a raw food diet....

Dogs love their poop!
Posted on February 1, 2018

Humans find it hard to fathom that dogs, particularly their own dogs, eat poop. There are many theories why, the most recent one published in the January 2018 issue of Veterinary Medicine & Science....

Pacu fish
Posted on January 20, 2018

"What big teeth you have Mr. Pacu."

"The better to eat you with Mr. Fisherman."

(with apologies to the Brothers Grimm)
Studies say no to raw food diets for dogs and cats
Posted on January 12, 2018

A raw food craze for dogs and cats began when information about practices in the pet food industry were revealed. Now, studies show that we need to take a closer look at the dangers of raw food to our pets.

Even big cats like catnip
Posted on January 3, 2018

Cats and humans may both respond to catnip, but their responses are not the same. You won't get high as a cat, but there are reasons you should try it!