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.

Holiday food is a no-no for pets
Posted on November 7, 2017

One of the worst scares you can get is when your dog or cat gets an acute attack of pancreatitis. It is a horribly painful inflammation and all pet parents need to be aware of it.

Yorkie for sale or not?
Posted on November 2, 2017

An amazing number of online pet sellers, and even pet shipping services, are a scam. Do you really want to take a chance buying a pet online?

Dog entering bathroom
Posted on October 24, 2017

We train our pets to perform, but most of their behaviors are instinctive. Memes depicting their natural behaviors are the funniest to me. Maybe to you also....

Scott Poore Gives A Bed To Homeless Dog
Posted on October 19, 2017

Read why Scott Poore is bringing bath mats to shelters in Kansas City....

New version of Google Photo
Posted on October 16, 2017

Google Photo, now recognizes and groups photos of your pets, as long as they don't look too much alike.

Puppies may carry campylobacter
Posted on October 14, 2017

Your own pet may carry Campylobacteriosis, the disease that has recently hit 55 humans who purchased puppies in 12 U.S. states.

How to give your cat a pill
Posted on October 11, 2017

See if any of these pill-giving tips help you out before you get mauled by that sweet little pet you call your precious kitty and she never lets you near her again!

Baby bear clings to fishing boat in Russian lake
Posted on October 2, 2017

After two men on a tourist fishing boat in the middle of a Russian lake rescue two baby bears, they can only hope that the bears' mother finds and cares for them.

George Bain, Best Friends
Posted on September 25, 2017

Phenomenal photos.... Funny? You bet!

Frida, the dog hero
Posted on September 22, 2017

Ever think about working with a search and rescue dog? Here are some things to let you know what's involved in and what's required for the dog and his handler.

5 things you can do for pets abandoned in crises
Posted on August 29, 2017

Local pet shelters may not be able to provide enough shelter for all of the pets that need it, so pets are shipped to affiliate shelters throughout the U.S., far away from their homes. What can you do?

The BendiBrush conforms to the shape of your pet
Posted on August 10, 2017

Show my dog his brush and 'Bye-bye, Mom!' His rear-end sinks, his legs fold inward, but he still manages to scurry off and hide under the bed before I can catch him.

audiobooks for dogs!
Posted on August 9, 2017

Do you know what kind of books your dog would like?  Cesar Millan, aka "The Dog Whisperer," teaches you how to pick your dog's favorite audiobooks!

Licking you may not be the best thing for your dog's health.
Posted on July 25, 2017

Some pet owners worry about getting germs from their pets, but they need to be careful about what really unhealthy, and even poisonous, ingredients their pets can pick up from licking them.

Posted on February 13, 2013

Reporting in the online edition of Biology Lettters today, biologists from three Japanese universities present their findings on the mating habits of a sea slug, Chromodoris reticulata, living in the warm waters of Southeast Asia.  T

Posted on February 3, 2013

The Biggest Shedder might lose a pound of hair in the summer time, but this Biggest Shedder contest is about pounds
- the real kind of weight loss. If your cat or dog is overweight, you

Posted on January 27, 2013

The Pets Add Life (PAL) campaign, conducted by a non-profit arm of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), received the 2012 Strategic Video Award, Best Viral Video, for its 'Pet Interviews: Guinea Pig' video.  The video was created by one o

Posted on January 20, 2013

It's been 15 years since Linda McCartney's death and the McCartney family started Linda McCartney Foods,
a British vegetarian food line.  Now, for the first time, the animal

Posted on January 18, 2013

....Dogs are popular pets in Arkansas (47.9 percent) and New Mexico (46 percent) and least popular in Connecticut (28.3 percent) and Massachusetts.  But then there's the District of Columbia where dog owners

Posted on January 16, 2013

Home on leave from the Navy, engineering student at the University of
Florida, Andrew Gray, noticed his parrot, Pepper, was lonely.  Pepper wasn't
happy being kept in one room when the rest of the family were in other rooms

Posted on January 9, 2013

Sex and the City Zoo 4: Sexy Beast, a celebration of romance in the animal kingdom, inspired by Valentine's Day, will take place at the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Posted on December 19, 2012

A team of biologists from the University of Florida, Tulane University,
and the University of Colorado have found that the persistent frog
fungus, Batrachochytrium dendobatidis, is not only killing off

Posted on December 9, 2012

A woman watching the bears at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
in Syracuse, NY last Friday suddenly became the watched one as she went
into labor and gave birth to a baby girl right on the Zoo's main path.
What could the bears do?

Posted on December 3, 2012

According to news reports, you had better keep any puppies, small dogs,
or those of a fragile nature out of Central Park and the upper west 90s
of New York City these days, for you are liable to encounter two

Posted on November 2, 2012

Koshik is not the only elephant who can mimic sounds, but he's the first
elephant on record who has developed a way to actually mimic the
pronunciation of words spoken by his human trainers.  Confirmed by