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 August 17, 2012

The baby Dusty Langur has to be one of the most unusual members of the monkey kingdom.  Born bright orange, he clings to his mother for
several months, long after his coat turns from orange to grey. You can

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Posted on August 17, 2012

It is very important that you stop using this product: a dog was asphyxiated and died as a result of sleeping on it.  The recalled product is the Indoor Pet Heating Comfort Pad Mat.

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Posted on August 16, 2012

When the city of St. Petersburg, Russia goes to the movies, it does so big time.  The Palace Bridge

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Posted on August 14, 2012

Does this stainless steel pet bowl look familiar?  Well, if you
purchased it from Petco between May 31 and June 20, 2012, it may be
radioactive. Read on; there are two more radioactive styles....

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Posted on August 12, 2012

Cattle inventory is the smallest this year than it has been since the
U.S. Department of Agriculture began keeping records in 1973. Ranchers
have been selling off their cattle because the recent droughts have

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Posted on August 11, 2012

The Humane Society of the United States has issued a warning to pet
owners that, based on a swell in owner reports, pet theft appears to be
on the rise now.  The tendency is to imagine pet theft occurs from a

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Posted on August 10, 2012

Swine shows are continuing at state fairs this year, but fair-goers are
warned not to pet the pigs; swine flu is back. This is what the

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Posted on August 9, 2012

Competitive riders, whether they are racers,
jumpers, or dressage riders, worry that their anxiety before
a race or show is communicated to their horses, thereby stressing the animals

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Posted on August 8, 2012

Professor Meowingtons, pHd. has had a pair of headphones made just for him by Sol Republic, makers of headphones extraordinaires. Why? To block out the sounds of dogs, of course.

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Posted on August 6, 2012

The House of Delegates of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) met on Friday, August 3, 2012, and passed a policy against the feeding of raw or undercooked meat to cats and dogs.  Recognizing that raw food diets are becoming more and

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Posted on August 2, 2012

Rachel Ray, the Emmy Award winning television show star, chef extraordinaire, and dog owner, is teaming up with the ASPCA to challenge 50 pet shelters nation-wide to find parents for as many of their pets as possible in the next 3 months.

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Posted on July 26, 2012

Visitors to the Smithsonian National Zoo yesterday got quite a surprise at the Dama gazelle exhibit: a live birth.  Mother Adara
and father Raul became parents of a bright and sprite male baby,

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Posted on July 26, 2012

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) went through its database of 485,000
insured dogs and cats and came up with lists of 50 dogs and 50 cats with
outrageous names.  Then, they opened the lists up to the public to vote

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Posted on July 25, 2012

Banfield Pet Hospital, which has 800 hospitals in 43 states, collects
and analyzes data on all the dogs and cats seen by its veterinarians
every year.  In a report issued yearly, the Banfield Pet Hospital State of Pet Health,

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Posted on July 24, 2012

Your rescued cat  is naturally photogenic. Let's face it; all cats are.
So sharpen your photographic skills and get your darling 'ravishing

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Posted on July 22, 2012

Every year Discovery Channel's Shark Week gets more in your face.  The
videographers not only take advantage of every innovation in underwater
photography, but they are getting up closer and more personal with their

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Posted on July 20, 2012

Sunny,  a two-year-old terrier mix with an abrasion on her foot, was scheduled to be euthanized
at a Houston animal shelter in two days. A great disposition, easily

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Posted on July 20, 2012

A 55-year old Cuban crocodile at the Smithsonian National Zoo in
Washington, DC became a mother this month, as two of the eggs she laid
months ago hatched successfully.  Mom 'Dorothy' was not even considered a

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Posted on July 19, 2012

"Happy cows make happy milk," says dairy cow farmer Ben Van Loon of the
Van Loon Dairy in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.  After buying waterbeds for 100
cows in January, the Van Loon family just spent $100,000 more to outfit

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Posted on July 19, 2012

If you're hankering to see wild animals
attack human interlopers. then this Friday's ABC special, a 2-hour
20/20, should be right up your alli... gator.  But "When Animals Strike Back" is not just for voyeurs...

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Posted on July 18, 2012

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) issued its 'Final Update' of its investigation of Salmonella infantis,
which was found in 20 US states and Canada, and caused by the

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Posted on July 18, 2012

An equine scientist, Dr. Barbara Murphy of the University
College Dublin, has invented an ingenious device to regulate a mare's breeding

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Posted on July 13, 2012

Baby Hope Diamond of New York City and Chilly Pasternak of Richmond,

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Posted on July 11, 2012

The baby giant panda born to Shin Shin and Ri Ri at the Tokyo Uena Zoo
just last week on July 6, 2012, has died just 6 days after birth. This
was the the couple's first birth and the first giant panda born at the

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Posted on July 10, 2012

Pets have really become involved in politics this year.  Some cats, like Hank, who is running for Senate in Virginia, and Fat Cat,
our Russian friend who recently lost a very close election to Vladimir