Month: November 2021

(Picture Credit: Jacques Julien/Getty Images) After a resurgence in Oregon of feline panleukopenia, or feline distemper virus, local veterinarians and shelters are stressing the importance of vaccinations. The uptick in cases could create a domino effect from limited care availability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you should know about this virus and how to
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Jackie Brown Pet expert Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her passion for animals as a writer and editor in the pet publishing industry. She is contributing writer for National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Approach to At-Home Animal Care (April 2019) and author of the book It’s
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Giraffes, with their iconic long necks and unmistakable, beautifully patterned coats, are facing extinction. There are currently fewer than 69,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild today. And the threats of habitat loss and illegal hunting for bushmeat are only exacerbated by demand for giraffe trophies and other products traded internationally. The U.S. is partly
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Hi everyone, Please find below a guest story by York Lee: Yuan fen(縁份) is the Chinese term for preordained relationship.  How Dukey came into my life could only be yuan fen. Eleven years ago, I had my heart set on adopting a female cat since all my previous ones were males from owners who no
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Pigeons are everywhere, walking in the park, flying through the air, sitting on phone lines. You could say they’re part of everyday life. Many people find the presence of pigeons in urban areas annoying, and some even consider them to be dirty pests that should generally be distanced from us. However, pigeons hold an important
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I chuckle as I stand outside the entrance of Chop Suey Books, where a clever sign above the door that clarifies the sale of “Used Books, Not Used Eggrolls” shows a cartoon tuxedo kitty and the words “Home of the Caturday Miracle.” Then, when I walk into the shop in the Carytown neighborhood of Richmond,
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On the 22nd October, one of the Life4Cats rescue’s buildings burned down due to arson in Romania. The organisation, which is Buy Rope’s partner charity, has suffered a lot of damage and lost some essential equipment and space dedicated to helping abandoned cats. As police records suggest, local children were responsible for igniting the building,
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[embedded content] [embedded content]Doctor Ilyena Hirskyi-Douglas, of the University of Glasgow, has conducted and authored a study that advocates for canine choice. By masterminding something called a DogPhone, she hopes to have taken a first step towards alleviating separation anxiety, and more. Essentially, the DogPhone is a hi-tech toy — a large ball, to be exact.
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