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.

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!

Black Labrador Retriever
Posted on December 15, 2017

If you have a weakness for a particular breed, there are reliable places you can adopt. Whether you adopt a full-bred or a mixed breed dog, I can tell you there is no dog happier than an adopted dog.

Shelter dog
Posted on December 11, 2017

When you meet that dog in a shelter and he is shy and withdrawn and may have behavioral problems, maybe he's just needing a secure base from which to star.  Maybe that secure base is you.

Tiger Dog Compatibility
Posted on December 6, 2017

If you're basing your decision to buy or adopt a certain dog breed on a dog compatibility test, you might want to explore further....

Man with dog
Posted on December 4, 2017

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are painful processes emotionally and, often, physically. Their goal is not to punish addicts, but to help them heal.  What better healing aid that a non-judgmental pet?

Clean meat
Posted on December 3, 2017

Soon, there will be dog foodies and cat foodies - pets enamored with animal foods that do not come directly from an animal at all.

NICREW legs out in front dog carrier
Posted on November 30, 2017

If you have a small dog, a front pack or backpack carrier is a great thing to have around for that occasion when you want to bring her with you, but not on a leash!

scared cat
Posted on November 29, 2017

Is your cat a scaredy cat when he goes to the vet?  Most cats are. But some veterinarians are trying to minimize that fear by setting up "cat friendly" veterinary practices. Here's why you should consider them....

French Bulldog
Posted on November 17, 2017

A few years ago the French Bulldog was THE dog to own, especially in Britain, where there was a big celebrity craze for the breed. Now, a wave of Frenchies are sitting in Britain's pet shelters, waiting to be rescued.

Skinny Pete's Gourmet Catnip
Posted on November 14, 2017

No, it's not pot. But Skinny Pete's Gourmet Catnip makes a great gift for a cool cat! And humans who are cool cats can buy themselves some shirts from Skinny Pete's clothing line.

Anatomy of a beagle
Posted on November 13, 2017

....Sometimes it works; sometimes you think it worked, and then some time later you find the pill on the floor.

George-Cathcart, Photographer, "WTF"
Posted on November 8, 2017

If you don't like to laugh, don't read this blog.... This year's finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards do not disappoint.

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?