At the tip of each whisker there is a sensory organ called a proprioceptor. The proprioceptors send messages to the cat’s brain and nervous system. A cat’s whiskers are so sensitive that they can even register slight changes in air currents. Whiskers help a cat to navigate in narrow or dark areas.
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 […]
There are a number of dog breeds that have had adverse reactions to ivermectin, loperamide (immodium) and other drugs. Researchers at the Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory at Washington State University have discovered the gene which causes multi-drug sensitivity in dogs. The multi-drug resistance drug, MDR1 has mutated in some dogs. The result is an inability […]
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