Animal Fact of the Day: The camel is able to open and close its large, strong nostrils to prevent breathing in sand and dust.
This is an article from the HSUS website: Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:39 PM PST This month, the National Institutes of Health announced that beginning Oct. 1, 2012, grant recipients cannot use NIH funds to buy cats from “Class B dealers.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture licenses these dealers as middlemen to round up dogs […]
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, scientists come up with something new. It may be difficult to believe, but pets can be left or right-handed just as humans are. Studies conducted at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland have shown that female dogs and cats are right-handed while their male counterparts are left-handed. However […]
Heart disease, particularly cardiomyopathy, is common in African pygmy hedgehogs. It is often undetected simply because it is not diagnosed until it’s too late. While there are different types of cardiomyopathy, the most common form in hedgehogs is dilated cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy occurs when the heart muscle stretches and becomes weak, lowering the ability of […]