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Monthly Archives: December 2015

A surcharge of $25 will be assessed for pet travel. Photo credit: Animal Fair

On The Right Track: Amtrak’s New Pet Pilot Program

(PETS/TRAVEL) Traveling with pets is no easy task. While some guardians choose to keep their pets in kennels while they travel, others may resort to storing their pets on planes, which carries several risks. Amtrak, however, has a new pilot program that allows people to bring their pets on the train with them. -- Global Animal
Some dogs eating Beneful have experienced Internal bleeding, diarrhea, seizures, and liver malfunction. Photo credit: ABC 7 Chicago

Dog Chow: Finding The Best For Your Pet

(DOGS/PET CARE) Our favorite furry friends will often beg for scraps at the dinner table, and who can resist with those pleading eyes and precious paws? While your dog will thank you for giving in, his digestive system may not. Here's a list of ingredients to consider when purchasing your next can of dog food that will guarantee man's best friend is always feeling his best. — Global Animal

World’s Cutest Mouse!

(MICE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Measuring 47 mm long and weighing in at 3.2 grams, this adorable pygmy jerboa is one of the world's smallest (and cutest!) mammals. Watch this little mouse enjoy his grooming so much that he falls off the scale! — Global Animal

Puppy Finally Rolls Over

(BULLDOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This little French bulldog puppy has finally mastered the second half of the new trick he's learning. He could always roll, but now he can roll over! — Global Animal

Tail-Waggin’ Tips To Keep Pounds Off Your Pet

(PET CARE/ANIMAL HEALTH) If your New Year's resolution involves losing a few extra pounds, you might want to include your pet in your weight loss plan as well. Your chubby pet may be irresistibly cute, but his or her health is at risk. Obesity can lead to joint pain, liver problems, diabetes, and even heart failure. Help your pet lose those extra pounds as soon as possible and live a longer, happier life. Read on for four tips to get your pet back into shape. — Global Animal

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Caprese Empanadas

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Empanadas make for a delicious hors d'oeuvre but there aren't many vegan options out there. Luckily, caprese empanadas with basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella are a great vegetarian option and this recipe uses a cashew cheese to make it fully vegan. Sun-dried tomatoes add a strong flavor and the basil is incorporated directly into the cashew cheese. These "cheesy" empanadas are made in the oven, making them extra crispy. Try them as an appetizer or savory snack today! — Global Animal

Owl Exercise Video

(OWLS/CUTE BIRDS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) Time to work off those extra holiday pounds? Why not exercise like this owl? First, jump forward, then jump back. Now look to the side and stretch! — Global Animal

Giggling Camel

(CAMELS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) This ticklish camel is all about laughing! -- Global Animal

A White Christmas For San Diego Polar Bears

(WILDLIFE/POLAR BEARS) SAN DIEGO -- Just in time for Christmas, the San Diego Zoo's Polar Bear Plunge was transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 26 tons of snow yesterday morning. The polar bear exhibit's three inhabitants,Kalluk, Tatqiq, and Chinook, are showing their excitement by frolicking around and wrestling with each other. Watch them as they enjoy their very own white Christmas in the video below! The snowy surprise was made possible by donors who contributed to the animal care wish list on the San Diego Zoo website, Sandiegozoo.org. -- Global Animal

Happy Paw-lidays From Santa’s Little Yelpers

(PETS/CATS & DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) 'Tis the season to be jolly--and adorable! Check out this photo gallery of beloved pets in their holiday attire, and get into the Christmas spirit! — Global Animal

Dog Gets Excited For Christmas

(DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) Is this dog crazy about chasing his tail or is he just really excited about Christmas? — Global Animal

A World Of Trouble: SeaWorld’s Third Whale Death In Six Months

(ANIMAL NEWS/SEAWORLD) This week, SeaWorld San Antonio lost its third whale in six months, adding to the mounting criticism against the notorious chain of marine theme parks. The 18-year-old female orca named Unna passed away yesterday after suffering from a months-long fungal infection called Candida. Although the average life expectancy of orcas in the wild is 30 to 50 years, the average age of death for SeaWorld's orcas is 13 years old. In November, the park also lost a beluga whale named Stella who was exhibiting gastrointestinal problems, and in July, a newborn beluga whale died after being born premature. In response to the heap of negative publicity, SeaWorld San Diego recently announced plans to nearly double the size of its orca enclosures in the upcoming years. But what will this mean for the other SeaWorld parks? And how will this move prevent more captive whale deaths? Read on to learn more about the park's questionable history and share your thoughts in the comments below. -- Global Animal

Pig’s Sneeze Scares Baby Goat

(FARM ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) A pig's sneeze may have scared this baby goat, but luckily he has a friend to provide comfort after the scare! — Global Animal

What Does Your Pet Want For The Holidays?

(PETS/CHRISTMAS) Are you forgetting someone special in your life this holiday season? The one that you see every day; you give them a scratch and a tickle; you feed them and groom the—they are your pet! Why not treat the special animal in your life to some new pet supplies? Pets appreciate gifts. While dogs love tennis balls and squeaky toys, cats love scratching posts, teasers and jingle balls. Choose toys that can stimulate your pet's brain, as well as their body. It can be a great way to help you and your pet burn off some holiday weight! — Global Animal