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.

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Posted on July 4, 2012

The economy is hurting pets in some ways, even though pet businesses are
one of the few growing enterprises in this recessionary period. There
are more pet adoptions, and that is great, but there are also more dogs

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Posted on July 2, 2012

I must be very empathetic, because when I look at the image of this dog,
I yawn. I can't even help myself!  It's no wonder that contagious
yawning is a path used by social scientists to measure empathy -

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Posted on June 29, 2012

Researchers have found some of the earliest known forms of animal,
animal babies in fact, at the site of the same Cape Race Lighthouse that
failed to wire warnings of impending danger to the Titanic. There, on

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Posted on June 28, 2012

In 1970, there were only 14 pure Red Wolves left in the world, hunted to
the brink of extinction. Now, thanks to a long term propagation program
for the Red Wolf there are about 250 of them, 100 of which have been

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Posted on June 27, 2012

I hate it when apes get to use technology before I do.

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Posted on June 26, 2012

Humans born in Hungary speak a different language than those born in the
Philippines if they are born into a native family.  But what about dogs
born worlds apart?  What about birds or monkeys?  Two University of

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Posted on June 22, 2012

A new study, the first published on the paternity of southern right whales - no, not southern white males - gives hope to the species that was rendered nearly extinct by whaling off the Australia and New Zealand shores.

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Posted on June 20, 2012

Think your dog's safety harness is really safe?  You may have to think again...

 

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Posted on June 18, 2012

Sleepypod, which makes carriers for small and medium sized pets, has
long touted the safety of its carriers for travel.  Now, the company has

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Posted on June 18, 2012

Remember when Summer used to mean ice cream trucks ringing their
bells all around the neighborhood?  Well, Great OutDogs, the brainchild
of Matt Edwards may not ring its bell when it reaches your neighborhood,

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Posted on June 14, 2012

PAL, or Pets Add Life, is a non-profit organization that supports the
adoption and responsible care of pets through its informational website
and, beginning last month, through its hilarious videos.  PAL's first

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Posted on June 13, 2012

After months of watching, making introductions, and research, the
Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed its first pair of fishing cat
newborns. The cats, native to southern and southeast Asia, are

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Posted on June 10, 2012

Bibi and Poldi are two giant turtles that have shared living spaces for
nearly all of their 115 years. (Imagine these turtles were born in the
19th Century!)  They were so inseparable that when they changed zoos

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Posted on June 9, 2012

We love our pets so much.  Just look at all the surveys showing that
folks would rather give up their mates than their pets or that they
spend more money on medical bills for their pets than themselves... Many

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Posted on June 8, 2012

When we think of bears we might imagine a
big brown bear that might come lumbering around a camp site, or a white
polar bear lumbering around the Arctic ice, or a big papa panda bear

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Posted on June 6, 2012

Freemantle Media, producers of the X Factor, American Idol, and America's Got Talent, among other hit TV shows, says everything's moving to YouTube now.

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Posted on June 6, 2012

Few folks are brave enough to get between a bull and a cow while they
are mating, but someone had to try the other day when, in the middle of
an intersection in rural Pennsylvania, a bull and a cow were 'having
relations.'

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Posted on May 24, 2012

If you're planning a trip anywhere in North America with your pet this summer, you'd be well-advised to take the new AAA Traveling With Your Pet PetBook, 14th Edition,

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Posted on May 24, 2012

The Indian state, Maharashtra, in the western part of the country, is
taking wildlife conservation very seriously, so seriously that it is

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Posted on May 23, 2012

.... Ally and her two cubs were in intensive care for three days, during which the cubs' father, Caprivi, was brought in to give blood to boost the immune systems of the cheetah cubs.

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Posted on May 21, 2012

Spring is here and the news is great for zoos.  Not only is it a
great season for visiting zoos, but you're likely to see a lot of
new cubs of one species or another at this time of year.  Here are three

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Posted on May 20, 2012

If you go to an upscale French restaurant in California these days, you may feel as if you are being force-fed foie gras,
as many chefs are filling their menus with the most imaginative foie

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Posted on May 18, 2012

The hawk circled and circled around the yard, no doubt trying to find a
way to dive down and retrieve the newborn puppy that had just wiggled
out of his talons. To Elaine Bouschard of Los Banos, CA, and her

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Posted on May 14, 2012

What a great move!  DogTV, which began airing less than three months
ago on two cable networks in the San Diego area has apparently decided
not to wait for all those slow cable execs throughout the country to

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Posted on May 11, 2012

Dogs have been subjects of laboratory research for a long time, sometimes in studies that were harmful to them.  But neuroscientist Greg Berns from Emory University doesn't want to harm dogs; he and his fellow researchers just want to see how dogs