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.

National Make A Dog's Day
Posted on October 17, 2019

That dog-loving Subaru car company wants you to adopt a shelter dog or two on October 22, a day Subaru established as National Make a Dog's Day!

Homeless dogs
Posted on October 15, 2019

No one knows for sure how many dogs and cats roam the streets of our neighbors to the south in Mexico, but there are estimates in the hundreds of thousands.

Sick dog
Posted on October 4, 2019

Soon you won't have to pill your pets for 5 to 10 days after they get a bacterial infection. One injection at the vet's office will take care of it!

Tesla's "Dog Mode"
Posted on September 26, 2019

To follow up on an earlier story about Tesla's "Dog Mode," I want to share the news that the Dog Mode recently prevailed in a suit against an Irish dog owner who left his dog alone in his Tesla.

Cerulean Warbler
Posted on September 19, 2019

The news that there are severe declines in certain bird populations in North America is both scary and shocking. But there are things that individuals can do to help these declines....

Black soldier fly (hermetia illucens) on a rose: photo by Didier Descouens
Posted on September 18, 2019

Most of us in the U.S. would prefer it if our proteins came from meat or fish and not from bugs, but suppose you learned they were preferable proteins for your pet's food?

October Big Day, October 19, 2019
Posted on September 17, 2019

On October 19, 2019, Cornell University's Ornithology Lab and its vast eBird data base is here to help everyone, from the novice to the practiced, count and identify the birds they see that day.

Vlado-Pirsa_Family-disagreement
Posted on September 11, 2019

A whopping 40 hilarious wildlife photos have been selected as finalists of the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, now in its fifth year. And you get to vote for your favorite!

Hibernating black bear with cub
Posted on August 29, 2019

We commonly picture bears, bees, and groundhogs hibernating during the winter, but did you know that some creatures retreat from the world in the summer? These heat-adverse animals estivate.

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 Trove.com
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....