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Saturday, March 6, 2021

7 Crucial Things to Consider Before Giving CBD Oil to Dogs


If you follow natural health, you’ve likely heard of the exploding popularity of CBD oil for dogs. However, with its popularity comes a plethora of low quality sellers looking to make a quick buck. We put together this buying guide to help you choose a product that will make the most impact on your dog’s health.

To read more on this story, click here: 7 Crucial Things to Consider Before Giving CBD Oil to Dogs



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'Massive' Goldfish Weighing 9 Pounds Found in South Carolina Lake


A goldfish weighing nine pounds came under the spotlight Monday after being discovered during a fish population survey at a lake in South Carolina, park officials said.

Ty Houck, an official with Greenville County Parks, said the “massive” fish was found swimming on Nov. 16 in a 12-acre body of water in Oak Grove Lake Park in the county of Greenville.

Greenville Rec, which oversees the park where the fish was discovered, posted a photo of the golden spectacle on Facebook on Monday.

To read more on this story, click here: 'Massive' Goldfish Weighing 9 Pounds Found in South Carolina Lake 


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Bored Puppy Keeps Himself Occupied Entertaining Other Passengers On Flight


It’s almost safe to say that long flights are boring and most people (if not all) hate it, wouldn’t you agree? Not to mention the flight nightmares a lot of people have been sharing online.

There’ll be some inevitable circumstances that you’ll come across during a flight and the only thing that you can do is to ignore them. But how often do you see a dog on a flight?

Pretty much all airlines require pets to fly below deck with all of the luggage. It’s rare to see a dog enjoying a flight together with human passengers. And it’s exactly what this story is all about.

To read more on this story, click here: Bored Puppy Keeps Himself Occupied Entertaining Other Passengers On Flight



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26 Fascinating Pangolin Facts – Guide to the World’s Most Trafficked Animal


The pangolin is probably the most unfortunate animal you’ve ever heard of. It currently reigns supreme as the most trafficked animal on the planet!

Not only is the pangolin misunderstood and used regularly in traditional medicine, most people think this beautiful mammal is a reptile!

The scaly anteater’s body parts are sold in China and Vietnam as a delicacy, or are used for their mythical healing properties.

To read more on this story, click here: 26 Fascinating Pangolin Facts – Guide to the World’s Most Trafficked Animal


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Two Gorillas Test Positive For Covid At Zoo In San Diego


Two captive gorillas at the San Diego Zoo have tested positive for Covid-19 after falling ill, and a third gorilla appears also to be symptomatic, California's governor said on Monday.

The cases are believed to be the first known cases among such primates in the world.

The park's executive director, Lisa Peterson, told the Associated Press on Monday that eight gorillas that live together at the park are believed to have the virus and several have been coughing.

To read more on this story, click here: Two Gorillas Test Positive For Covid At Zoo In San Diego 




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How to Care for Hyacinth Macaws (Blue Parrots)


The beautiful, cobalt-blue hyacinth macaw is the largest of all parrots. It is a rare and threatened species that should be kept only by a very dedicated owner who can provide for needs that are as large as the bird itself. This is a bird that is more common in zoos than it is in private homes—and for good reason. It is a rare owner who has the time, patience, and financial resources to care for a unique and sensitive bird that is nearly as large as a bald eagle.

To read more on this story, click here: How to Care for Hyacinth Macaws (Blue Parrots)


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All the Essentials Your Cat Actually Needs, According to Vets


(CNN) —  

Crazy about a cat? Smitten with a kitten? Congratulations on the new addition to the family. “Cats are unique creatures,” says Chris Menges, a veterinarian in Austin, Texas, working in digital pet care delivery. “Yes, they can be more aloof than dogs, but interacting and communicating with your cat can provide one of the deepest human-animal bonds that is seen.”

Job one of cat parenthood is finding the right veterinarian. “The saying ‘You have nothing without your health’ is applicable not just to us but to our pets as well,” notes veterinarian Rachel Barrack of Animal Acupuncture in New York City. “You need a veterinarian who you feel comfortable discussing your concerns with.”

To read more on this story, click here: All the Essentials Your Cat Actually Needs, According to Vets


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Top-Selling Flea & Tick Collar Linked To Several Pet Deaths, Illnesses


Because fleas and ticks prove more than a minor nuisance to our dogs, there are many products out there aimed at keeping them away. However, some flea and tick collars that release pesticides onto your pet can actually be dangerous themselves.

The pesticide used in Seresto collars is supposed to kill fleas, ticks, and other pests while being safe for dogs and cats to wear. They’re designed to work for eight months, releasing small amounts of pesticide at a time. Seresto collars may be a top-seller on Amazon, but there have been several injuries and even pet deaths linked to them.

To read more on this story, click here: Top-Selling Flea & Tick Collar Linked To Several Pet Deaths, Illnesses


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Father-Of-Two Spots of One of Only 50 Albino British Squirrels Outside His Edinburgh Flat


  • Richard Waugh, 51, spotted the albino squirrel outside his flat in Edinburgh
  • The UK has around 50 albino squirrels with white hair and red or pink eyes
  • The odds of a squirrel being born white are thought to be about one in 100,000

A father captured extraordinary pictures of an albino squirrel posing for pictures outside his house – where it has become a regular visitor.

Richard Waugh, 51, was thrilled when he spotted the incredibly rare squirrel scampering around outside his flat in Edinburgh.

Software developer Richard said he sees the ultra-rare critter – which he has named Lexy – a couple of times a week and sometimes scatter nuts out for her.

To read more on this story, click here: Father-of-two spots of one of only 50 albino British squirrels outside his Edinburgh flat


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The Humane Rescue Alliance Monthly Outdoor Adoption Events! (Washington, DC)



Looking to adopt, but can’t do it today? The Humane Rescue Alliance, 1022 M Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-3616. You can join them on the first Saturday of every month for an outdoor adoption event at their M Street location. PLEASE SHARE!

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Cats Are too Socially Inept To Be Loyal


Cats may be too socially clueless to understand when someone is not being nice to their owners.

In the cat world, there's a saying that you should keep your humans' friends close and your humans' enemies … just as close. That's the takeaway of a new study that shows that cats, unlike dogs, will gladly accept food from people who are not nice to their owners. 

While dog lovers may rejoice at the chance for another study suggesting dogs are more loyal than cats, the conclusion is not that simple. It might not be that cats are disloyal; rather, they may be too socially clueless to understand when someone is not being nice to their owners, according to the new study, which was published in the February issue of the journal Animal Behavior and Cognition.

To read more on this story, click here: Cats Are too Socially Inept To Be Loyal


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Navy SEAL Remembers Dog Who Bravely Served And Died In Battle


There is no loyalty like that of military working dogs have with their handlers. These dogs have no fear and are so attached to their handlers, so dedicated to their mission and both have absolute confidence in each other.

Tyson, a Belgian Malinois, was one of the best of them. He was attached to a Navy SEAL Team and served his team with uncommon distinction, skill and utter faithfulness. Sadly, Tyson was killed in action recently and the loss to his handler and to the team is a heavy one indeed.

To read more on this story, click here: Navy SEAL Remembers Dog Who Bravely Served And Died In Battle


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WATCH: Portland Dog Does Viral After Climbing Ladder To Roof


PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) — A Portland man was spending his afternoon taking down Christmas decorations from the roof of his house when he looked over and saw one of his golden retrievers running around up there with him.

Home security footage of how the dog got up there has since gone viral--something you won't believe until you see it.

Ace the dog climbed a ladder and got on top of the house all on his own while his furry friend Bo looked on, according to his owner Vince Matteson.

To read more on this story, click here: WATCH: Portland Dog Does Viral After Climbing Ladder To Roof


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Feline Mystery Solved in Maryland as Giant ‘Ghost Cat' Finds Loving Home



A neighborhood in Olney, Maryland, was wondering if a wild lynx was on the loose — but one family soon learned this “Ghost Cat” was ready for a loving home. News4’s Molette Green reports.

To see video, click here: Feline Mystery Solved in Maryland as Giant ‘Ghost Cat' Finds Loving Home



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Woman Finds Gorgeous ‘Flower Mantis’ Living in Her Garden


On a September day in South Africa, Margaret Neville made a fascinating discovery in her back garden. Resting among her lavender bushes was a flower mantis, a type of praying mantis which has evolved to appear incredibly “floral” as a method of camouflage. The particular flower mantis found by Neville is a female with a large swirl pattern on her back and protrusions that look like lavender buds along her legs. Astonished by the insect's beauty, Neville named the mantis “Miss Frilly Pants” in reference to her purple “pantaloons.”

To read more on this story, click here: Woman Finds Gorgeous ‘Flower Mantis’ Living in Her Garden


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