- Bridget Marquardt | Animal Nation | Fri, Sep 21, 2012 2:32 PM EDT | Comments
Bridget visits this year's Santa Monica Cat Show and gets up close with the contestants. She sees old favorites like Persian, Abyssinian and Siamese cats....but she also gets to meet some newer, lesser-known breeds, like the curly-furred Cornish Rex, the curly-eared American Curl and the chirping Chartreux.
And since the cat show isn't just about the cats, we got to hear from their people, too, about why they love their cats.
- Vetstreet.com | Animal Nation | Thu, Sep 20, 2012 10:16 AM EDT | Comments
By Amy Sinatra Ayres | vetstreet.comYou may think it's bad when your cat brings you a bird - but at least he's not stealing your neighbors' laundry.
Denis the Cat Burglar
Meet Denis the Menace, who also goes by the alias Denis the Cat Burglar.
SEE VIDEO: Denis the Menace Cat StealingA Kitty With a Penchant for Swiping Personal Possessions
A resident of Luton, Bedfordshire, U.K., the 2-year-old kitty has acquired quite the reputation during his 18-month crime spree. According to the Daily Mail, he's made off with more than 100 items from nearby homes and gardens, including a football, paintbrushes, a Barbie doll, dozens of socks and a bike helmet.
Denis drags all of the loot home, right through his kitty door. And as you can see from this YouTube video, he'll steal in the dark of night - and in broad daylight.The Cat Burglar's Burgeoning Collection
Denis has lifted so much stuff that his owner, Lesley Newman, has two boxes filled with Denis' prizes in case anyone comes to claim stolen it...Read More »
- Vetstreet.com | Animal Nation | Tue, Sep 18, 2012 10:36 AM EDT | Comments
By Arden Moore | vetstreet.com
Meet one of the fastest-growing dog breeds: the canine athlete. In fact, the number of canines participating in sanctioned sports sponsored by the American Kennel Club has more than doubled in the past decade.
But whether your dog's workout consists of daily brisk walks or wowing packed arenas with his disc-catching prowess, your pup needs proper conditioning to stave off injury and deliver stellar performances.
See Also: 6 "Bull" Dog Breeds to Love
"Fifteen years ago, we didn't have half the sports we now have for dogs and, unfortunately, we've also seen a threefold increase in sports-related injuries," says Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, MS, DVM, PhD, a member of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) and an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
So what does it take to get your dog in peak athletic shape? Vetstreet interviewed specialists in t...Read More »
- Webvet | Animal Nation | Thu, Sep 6, 2012 11:29 AM EDT | Comments
By WebVet.comElection season is heating up and it seems like everyone has an opinion. Even your furry friend who has taken in the convention speeches and countless hours of news reports beside you on the couch. Think he or she wasn't paying attention to all of that TV time? Think again! Take this quiz to determine whether your pup shares your political opinions:
Romney or Obama? Hmmm...
1) My dog is perfectly coiffed at all times.
A. True B. False
2) My dog barks at objects and people that aren't really there . . . like chairs.
A. True B. False
3) My dog has famous friends who will bark on his behalf when needed.
A. False B. True
4) My dog prefers car rides when his crate is strapped to the roof of the family car.
A. True B. False
5) My dog is attracted to other dogs with incredibly toned arms . . . er, paws.
A. False B. True
6) My dog doesn't think that dogs from other neighborhoods should be allowed to come play in his dog park.
A....Read More »
- Webvet | Animal Nation | Thu, Sep 13, 2012 9:30 AM EDT | Comments
It's been a big year for big pets. The Guinness Book of World Records has singled out a slew of supersize animals in their 2013 edition.
Unfortunately for Debby Maraspini, the honor of "tallest cat ever" was bestowed up her Savannah cat named Trouble after his death. Trouble passed away on August 15, 2012 at the age of four -- but not until after his 19-inch height was recorded by Guinness officials, allowing him to live on as a mark of history.
The Savannah cat is a hybrid breed that is a cross between an African Serval and a domestic feline. Savannahs are an especially social cat breed and are sometimes compared to dogs because of their loyal demeanor and playful nature.
Unsurprisingly it was a Great Dane who took the "Tallest Living Dog" honor. Appropriately named Zeus, this Michigan pup stands above the rest of the canine population at 3 feet, 6 inches from paw to shoulder. He's as impressively long, stretching 7 feet, 4 inches from nose to tail.
Although Zeus's ...Read More »
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