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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mycotoxins are found in all types of grains. Photo credit: Demotix

Dangerous Dog Food? Purina Pet Food Poisons Thousands

(DOGS/PET HEALTH) Major dog food company Purina is being sued for killing 4,000 dogs with its toxic dog food Beneful. This is not the first time Purina has been accused of producing a harmful product. Years ago, Purina was initially accused of using the harmful food additive, propylene glycol, in its food. This time, those suing Purina believe that the culprit is mycotoxin, a toxic byproduct of mold. Although the presence of mycotoxin in Beneful has not yet been proven with tests, thousands of cases have shown that dogs eating Purina have been suffering from symptoms such as hair loss, vomiting, liver failure, and eventually death. Read on for more about the Purina lawsuit, and learn how you can protect your furry friends from potentially harmful toxins. — Global Animal

Cotton Ball Puppy

(PUPPIES/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Did someone drop a cotton ball? Oh no, it's an adorable little Pomeranian pup! -- Global Animal

When Cute…Attacks!

(CUTE CATS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) Is it me, or did that cat just move closer? Watch as this stalker kitty stealthily hunts down the cameraman. — Global Animal

The Best Way To Take A Bath

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Is this a polar bear or Casper the dog? Regardless, this pup looks like he is in heaven getting a bathtub belly rub. Watch out for soap in the eyes! — Global Animal

Top 10 Pet Care Mistakes: What Not To Do

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS) While you probably have a good idea about how to care for a pet, do you know what not to do when looking after your animal friend? Either way, brushing up on a few pointers never hurts. Here are 10 common mistakes pet guardians should learn to avoid. — Global Animal
Bring along treats to make your pet's trip to the vet more enjoyable.

Better Health For Pets, Peace Of Mind For Pet Parents

(PET CARE/PET HEALTH INSURANCE) Pets, much like ourselves, are susceptible to health issues, and it can be costly to make sure your furry friend is as healthy as he/she can be. Investing in pet insurance is hands down the best thing to do to ensure your pet's health, happiness, and safety, as well as provide you with peace of mind. Continue reading to learn the benefits of insuring your pet(s), and find out how to get your pet insured. -- Global Animal

Ping Pong Pooch

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This pooch is the most attentive ball boy and referee. No bounce goes unseen! — Global Animal

Art Goes To The Dogs: Paw-traits Aid Animal Rescue

(SHELTER ANIMALS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) SAN FRANCISCO — Good Dog Art, a month-long silent auction benefit organized by Creative Rescue, an organization that works with non-profit art groups to promote animal rescue groups, is taking place in honor of Spay and Neuter Month. The fundraiser supports the SF SPCA and the Humane Society by selling fine artwork featuring man's best friend. Proceeds from the Good Dog Art fundraiser go to the SF SPCA’s “Take Your Best Shot” program which helps increase the adoption rate in high-kill shelters, and the HSUS' “Pets for Life” program, which helps fund spay/neuter services in underserved communities. Read on to learn more about how this event is helping animals in need. — Global Animal

Jazz For Cows

(FARM ANIMALS/COWS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) The New Hot 5, an American-based jazz brass band, plays for a herd of cows serenely grazing in a green pasture in Autrans, France. Watch the herd enjoy the jazz band’s rendition of “When The Saints Go Marching In.” — Global Animal

SeaWorld Loses Another Cetacean Casualty

(SEAWORLD/WHALES IN CAPTIVITY) Last week, SeaWorld lost another one of its marine mammals, reigniting the debate over whether cetaceans belong in captivity. On Thursday, Nanuq the beluga whale died at SeaWorld Orlando after fracturing his jaw during an interaction with two other whales and later contracting an infection. According to SeaWorld, the cause of Nanuq's death is still unknown and his autopsy results will not be available for another six to eight weeks. -- Global Animal
Serve this delicious chickpea curry with basmati rice. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Indian Curried Chickpeas

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)  This is a quick and easy dinner recipe that is also healthy and full of flavor. Curry powder and spices enhance the chickpeas and potatoes, while green beans make this dish a full meal. If you prefer more spice, add some chili powder or crushed red pepper. Serve over rice or enjoy with some vegan naan!  — Global Animal

Dog Gets Head Massage From Feline Friend

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/PETS/CATS AND DOGS) Witness Sunstorm Midnight Amber, a Bengal masseuse, as she helps a tired dog relax. -- Global Animal

Nanny Cat Rocks Baby to Sleep

(FUNNY PETS/CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Thinking about hiring a nanny? Think again! The world's most helpful cat is here to save the day. Watch as nanny cat rocks her human sibling to sleep. It's a win-win! -- Global Animal

If You’re Happy & You Know It…Can Your Dog Tell?

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR/ANIMAL SCIENCE) For many dog guardians, the results from a recent study on the emotional awareness of dogs may come as no surprise. The study, conducted by scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, claims dogs are able to recognize the difference between their guardian’s smiling face and angry face. -- Global Animal