Monthly Archives: March 2016

Kidney failure in cats can at times be irreversible. Photo Credit: AE Pictures Inc. via Getty Images

Off The Catwalk: Stylish Designs For Classy Cats

(CATS/PET CARE) Cats are known for their style and swagger. After all, they don't call it a "catwalk" for nothing! Our feline friends are the definition of class, deserving only the finer things in life--so why not channel some kitty-inspiration from these amazing home design ideas? Keep your home cat-friendly and looking great with designs like a bookcase that doubles as a cat staircase, or a hanging cat bridge above the door. As the infographic below shows, there are many ways you can improve your cat's life without compromising your own sense of style. See for yourself! -- Global Animal

How Tide Pools Became Teaching Tools

(OCEAN CONSERVATION) An often overlooked part of the ocean's ecology are shorelines and coasts, like the Southern coast of California. Laguna Beach, CA has an enormous variety of coastal habitats, including tons of tide pools. One organization, Laguna Ocean Foundation, has taken on the job of educating the public about tide pools, and why it's so important to protect them. — Global Animal 

Laziest Polar Bear Ever

(POLAR BEARS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This polar bear is taking a well-deserved break! Maybe we could learn a thing or two from this lazy bear... — Global Animal

Abused Dog Makes Miraculous Transformation

(ANIMAL RESCUE/DOGS) PETA fieldworkers discovered Sarah chained alone in a backyard, severely neglected and suffering from eye and ear infections. Fortunately, she was taken to PETA's shelter where she was treated for multiple infections, fleas, and intestinal worms. After receiving proper veterinary care, she eventually regained her hearing and vision, and was introduced to her forever home on a farm, with a loving family--truly love at first sight all around! -- Global Animal

Penguin Swims 5,000 Miles To Reunite With Man Who Saved His Life

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/HUMAN ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) This South American Magellanic penguin swims a whopping 5,000 miles every year to reunite with the man who saved his life. In 2011, retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza, who lives in an island village outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, discovered the penguin covered in oil and near death. De Souza cleaned off the penguin’s feathers and fed him fish to build his strength, and when he tried to release the bird, whom he named Jinjing (or Dindim), back into the wild, he wouldn’t leave. “He stayed with me for 11 months and then, just after he changed his coat with new feathers, he disappeared,” de Souza said. A few months later, Dindim came back, spotting the fisherman on the beach before following him home. This has since become a tradition, where for the past five years, Dindim spends eight months of the year with de Souza before going back to the coast of Argentina and Chile. What loyalty! -- Global Animal
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See Here: Guidance On Caring For A Blind Dog

(PET CARE/DOGS) Adopting a blind dog or caring for a dog who's going blind may be less worrisome–and more rewarding–than you might think. Here's some sound advice (and a few nifty tricks) to put both you and your pooch on sure footing. – Global Animal

Striped, Yes. But Are Zebras Really Black & White?

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL FACTS) The zoological Rorschach test: Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? There's actually persuasive science for one over the other. Go ahead and guess the color of a zebra's stripes. Black or white? Then find out below if you were right! — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Spring Fever

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Have no fear; spring is here! And so is this refreshing vegan salad recipe made with marinated tofu, watermelon, and basil. Yum! So tantalize your taste buds today with this sensational spring recipe! — Global Animal

The Best Post-Easter Hangover Cure? Wildlife Park Animals Exploring Easter Treats

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Still nursing your post-Easter hangover? Try this dose of cuteness for size! These animals at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia exploring their Easter baskets are the best cure for today's bad case of the Mondays. -- Global Animal

Cat Cuddles Chick

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Check out this unlikely pair as they cuddle up for Easter weekend. Who said cats and birds can't be friends?! — Global Animal

Baby Bunnies Bathing

(BUNNIES/RABBITS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Is there anything cuter than a bunch of baby bunnies? How about a bunch of baby bunnies getting baths? These teeny rabbits can't help but be adorable as they bathe the day away...just in time for Easter! — Global Animal
Indoor cats tend to be drawn to floral arrangements. Photo credit: Blue Cross Animal Hospital

Fatal Flowers? Keep Lilies Away From Cats!

(PET CARE/CATS) With Easter just around the corner and lilies in full bloom, it's important to learn about the dangers of bringing lilies into your home. Many pet guardians do not realize that lilies, particularly Easter, Tiger, Asiatic, Day, and Japanese Show lilies, are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. If a cat ingests or comes into contact with any part of the lily plant, including its pollen, he/she could possibly develop kidney failure and die within several days. — Global Animal
Only about 1% of all pets in North America are insured. Photo Credit: Modern Dog Magazine

Poison Prevention Week: Protect Pets From Household Items

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) This week, during National Poison Prevention Week, learn how you can protect your pet from the toxic dangers and poisoning. Many common household items, such as Advil and chewing gum, could pose a serious threat to your pet. Pet insurance company Trupanion has compiled a list of the most common poison and toxicity claims by pet parents. Some toxins, like chocolate, are more obvious among pet guardians, but others may come as a surprise. Read below for a list of the top 10 most common poisonous items for your pet. — Global Animal

From Feral To Farm: Shelter Finds Jobs For Unadoptable Cats

(CATS/ANIMAL VIDEO) Over three million cats enter animal shelters every year, and nearly half are euthanized. However, people are trying to change this statistic by offering a unique shelter relocation program for cats. For instance, SpokAnimal, a shelter for cats in Spokane, Washington, offers a sort of vocational program for cats by adopting feral, stray, or otherwise "unadoptable" cats out to neighboring farms to act as “Rodent Managers.” Instead of spending their lives in cages or facing possible euthanasia, cats are are spayed and neutered, vaccinated, given a clean bill of health, and then sent to farms in need of rodent control. -- Global Animal

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