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 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

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Posted on May 11, 2012

Never again will dogs have to wait, panting at the door, for mom to put
her lipstick on and find her darned purse.  Dogs in Las Vegas and Carson
City are overjoyed at the prospect of taking the new Google autonomous

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Posted on May 8, 2012

NBC has apparently decided to join the booming pet business by scheduling a pet-centered comedy, Animal Practice,
for the Fall.  Perhaps the boom in pet spending augers success for

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Posted on May 7, 2012

A year ago April, Busch Gardens in Tampa received a 6-week old abandoned
male cheetah.  Not wanting to raise the cheetah as an 'only child,' the
Gardens adopted a 12- week old female Labrador Retriever from a local

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Posted on May 4, 2012

.... Purchasing the license plate is a worthy cause, don't get me wrong, but
it's not going to save many lives in the state's shelters, unless
people want to adopt pets prior to their shelter 'deadlines.'

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Posted on May 2, 2012

An online survey taken at the end of April 2012 revealed that pet owners
are spending more than ever on their pets, even though they may be
restricting spending on themselves.  This is great news for pet-related

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Posted on April 30, 2012

When you wake up to birds singing in the morning, you know two things:
one, it's spring, and two, those birds are having a good time! 
Sometimes it even seems as if they're laughing; they are.  The birds are

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Posted on April 29, 2012

Animal communication is one of the most non-traditional ways of solving
your pet's behavior problems, never-mind resolving illnesses, but people
who have worked successfully with a pet 'telepathist,' swear by it, and

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Posted on April 24, 2012

As farmers know, cows are very sensitive
creatures.  They need to be treated just right, even cajoled with
soothing music, their companions surrounding them, and the gentlest

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Posted on April 20, 2012

Which comes first; the chicken or the egg?  The way biology intends it,
it's the egg.  The mother hen lays the egg, incubates the egg by sitting
on it and, within some days, a live little chick hatches out of the
egg....

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Posted on April 20, 2012

Don't ask why, but scientists in Russia and South Korea are working together to clone a wooly mammoth, also known as the tundra mammoth, a long-haired elephant-like creature with horizontal banding

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Posted on April 19, 2012

.... The FDA has been investigating certain dog treats made in China since
2007, but no warning was made about chicken jerky until November, 2011,
when the FDA announced that some pet owners and veterinarians had

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Posted on April 16, 2012

While some would say America is going to the
dogs, there are others who wholeheartedly agree with them, and they're
happy about it. In the 2012 presidential campaign, it looks like Mitt

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Posted on April 13, 2012

With the increased advocacy for humane laws for farm animals and
domestic pets, has also come more advocacy groups, shelters, and rescue
and shelter personnel, many who have started their own businesses,

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Posted on April 13, 2012

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.  What does that
mean to those of us who lovingly care for every aspect of our pet's
health and happiness?  It means that this month we remind ourselves of

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Posted on April 12, 2012

While the U.S. pet carrier Pet Airways seems to be having trouble getting off the ground, airlines like Germany's Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and Emirates

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Posted on April 3, 2012

Hey PETA , did you see Fiona's rescue video that went viral last week?  Did it make you feel any guilt at all for euthanizing 95 percent of your rescues?

 

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Posted on March 30, 2012

We should all take lessons from the animals around us.  Here is Lilli, for example, a cow born with six legs.  Humans may shudder at this, but Lilli is just fine about it.  Sentenced to death just after birth, she received a stay of execution when

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Posted on March 29, 2012

They could sell their cattle and, usually, their horses.  But, in times
of drought, no one in Texas or surrounding drought-ridden states wants a
donkey... unless they still have their cattle and horses.  A donkey's

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Posted on March 27, 2012

The British pet insurance company, MORE TH>N, recently
designed a prototype of the world's first stair lift for fat dogs,
supposedly to emphasize to dog owners that their dogs are getting fatter