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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bring along treats to make your pet's trip to the vet more enjoyable.

World Spay Day: Make Every Day Spay Day!

(PETS/NATIONAL SPAY DAY) Today marks the 23rd annual World Spay Day, a day dedicated towards encouraging the public to spay and neuter their pets. Established by the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International (HSI), and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), National Spay Day spotlights the power of affordable and accessible spay-neuter services. Not only does spaying and neutering pets save the lives of feral cats and stray dogs who might otherwise be euthanized in shelters or killed on the streets, but sterilizing house pets also allows animal shelters and rescues to better provide for homeless animals in need. There are many life-saving benefits of spaying or neutering pets, so don't wait to take action! Visit the HSUS resources below and make every day World Spay Day! -- Global Animal

When You See Your Favorite Toy Undergoing Surgery

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This worried cat refuses to look away as his favorite toy undergoes surgery. That's one dedicated kitty! -- Global Animal

Border Collies Embrace In Heart-Melting Hug

(DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) There's no love like brotherly love. Brother Border Collies Dewey and Blaze are here to remind you to hug someone you love today. -- Global Animal

Amazing Australian Shepherd Proves She Can Irish Dance & So Much More!

(SMART DOGS/TALENTED PETS/AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEOS) This Australian Shepherd named Secret is one talented dog! Not only can she perform a ton of amazing tricks, but she can also Irish dance like a superstar! Her guardian is an Irish dancing student who has been training Secret ever since she first joined the family at eight weeks old. Secret is also great at yoga, playing the drums and piano, painting masterpieces, trust falls, and doing household chores like sweeping the floor and doing the laundry. For more of Secret's amazing talents, follow her on Instagram @my_aussie_gal. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Easy, Vegan Pad Thai

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Looking for something healthy, delicious, and easy to make? For this week's Meat-Free Monday, try this perfect vegan Pad Thai dish. Not only is it vegan and gluten-free, but it only takes about 40 minutes to make! Made with rice noodles and perfectly crispy tofu seasoned with fresh herbs and sweet and salty Pad Thai sauce, this meatless meal is guaranteed to awaken your tastebuds. Dish it up with your favorite toppings like freshly squeezed lime, bean sprouts, and/or roasted peanuts. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Cat Tries Saving His Human From Drowning

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Cats hate baths so much. Just watch as this concerned kitty tries to save his human from taking a bath. Somehow, his human just doesn't understand despite his desperate meowing. Save yourself, human! -- Global Animal

Fat Cat Tries To Lose Weight

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This cat isn't fat--he's just fluffy! Watch as the chubby kitty tries to work off some of that extra body weight in a rather unconventional manner by using an underwater treadmill. Just keep swimming...er, walking! -- Global Animal

Huskies Arguing Over Who Made The Mess

(DOGS/PETS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Watch as these two huskies named Dakota and Phoenix argue over who made such a big mess. Naturally being huskies, they have far to much to say and argue back! -- Global Animal

Baby Won’t Let Go Of Kitten Best Friend

(CATS/KITTENS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This baby simply won't let go of his kitten best friend. Baby Maddox just loves to cuddle his kitty friend Donna, and she seems to love him just the same! -- Global Animal

When Both Babies Are Tired Of Walking

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS & KIDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Sometimes both babies get tired of walking. Watch as Betty the Bulldog hitches a ride on a toddler's stroller. -- Global Animal

How Safe Is Your Dog’s Groomer?

(PET CARE/DOG GROOMING) Thousands of pets are brought to groomers for baths, nail clippings, and fur trims. But unfortunately, things don't always go as planned. For instance, one English Bulldog puppy named Rita died after allegedly being strangled during a grooming session at PetSmart years ago. Read on for Rita's unfortunate case, and the importance of choosing your groomer wisely. — Global Animal

‘Not Good Enough:’ USDA Backpedals Amid Legal Backlash

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL WELFARE) Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suddenly removed all animal welfare data from its website. The records document tens of thousands of animal welfare violations at an estimated 9,000 taxpayer-funded research labs, dog breeding operations, zoos, circuses, theme parks like SeaWorld, and other facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Several animal rights groups--which rely on the data for campaigning against animal testing, puppy mills, traveling animal shows, and other businesses--have protested the move, claiming it severely limits government transparency. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have gone so far as filing lawsuits against the USDA over the data purge, alleging the organization's actions violate both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Now, after weeks of fierce criticism from lawmakers, activists, and the public, the agency has restored a minuscule fraction of the 17-year database, but several groups say the small reversal simply doesn't go far enough. Read on to learn more about the USDA's re-release of information and the related lawsuits. -- Global Animal

When You’re Behind On The Group Chat

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) When you're behind on the group chat, you miss out on all the drama! Time to catch up! Just keep scrolling... -- Global Animal

Fitness & Fido: You & Your Dog Have The Same Needs

(PET CARE/DOGS) If we commit ourselves and our dogs to a healthy lifestyle, we will share many more fond doggy memories. This includes maintaining a good diet, staying hydrated, and exercising regularly. Read on to learn more about the three pillars to keep both you and your dog healthy. – Global Animal