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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Beware Of Bloat: Protect Your Dog From This Deadly Condition

(DOGS/PET CARE) While gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV)--more commonly known as bloat--may seem harmless, it can actually be fatal to dogs. Read on to discover which dogs are at higher risk, steps you can take to prevent bloat for your pet, and how to recognize if your dog is suffering from bloat. — Global Animal

Worried Dog Watches “Planet Earth”

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Let's face it--we can all relate to this dog's look of concern as he's watching the new season of Planet Earth. -- Global Animal

Want To Live Longer? Here’s Why Pets Make The Best Medicine

(PETS/DOGS) Did you know that caring for a dog can actually decrease your risk of death? Not only do dogs encourage their guardians to be more physically active, but they also boost social well-being and immune system development. Read on to learn more on how having a dog is beneficial for your health, especially if you live alone. -- Global Animal

Chocolate Lab Puppy Loves Sliding Down Stairs

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS/DOGS) This chocolate lab puppy has found the perfect shortcut down the stairs. Watch as he turns himself into a tobbogan and slide downstairs to get his breakfast. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, & Carrot Vegan Chili

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Cozy up this Meatless Monday with a nice, hearty bowl of vegan chili. This red lentil, sweet potato, and carrot chili may be vegan, but it's jam-packed with protein and fiber. Chock-full of sweet potatoes and carrots, this chili is naturally sweet and bursting with antioxidants! Adding kale and/or spinach also gives you a nice serving of iron-rich greens. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat: Why Bother?

(MEAT-FREE/VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE) Over the past 50 years, meat has become a staple of the American diet, and this primarily meat-based diet has spread to much of the world. But in the past, meat wasn't always so easy to access and was considered a rare treat. Mark Bittman suggests that we go back to viewing meat as a food to be consumed only once in a while. What do you think? — Global Animal

Alpaca Leads An Entire Farm On Ice

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this heroic feat, a brave alpaca leads a herd of sheep and goats across an icy road in Ontario, Canada. Watch as they slip and slide in every direction, but eventually make it past the slick roadway. -- Global Animal

Nobody Can Tell This Golden Retriever He’s Not A Lap Dog

(DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Anyone who has ever had a Golden Retriever knows these dogs are gentle giants and total puppies at heart. Take this Golden, for example, who is the ultimate lap dog! -- Global Animal

Frenchie Eats Pizza Slice With His Paws

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) We all know someone who loves pizza as much as this dog. Watch as he wakes up from a nap and eats a delicious slice of pizza with his paws. For more of Bluenjy the French Bulldog, follow him on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Smart Dog Rings Doorbell At Front Door

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Anyone who has ever said that dogs are stupid, clearly hasn't seen this video yet. Watch as this smart dog rings the doorbell after realizing the front door is locked. He certainly is a patient pooch, but it's all worth it for the sake of this great video. -- Global Animal

Winter Tips For Safe & Happy Pets

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS/PET SAFETY) You wouldn't go outside in the cold without bundling up, so why would you expect your dog to? Those of you enduring a snowy winter have plenty of time to check this list twice. Does your pet live in a winter-ready house? Find out below! — Global Animal

Golden Retrievers Patiently Wait To Get Paws Cleaned

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) These four well-behaved Golden Retrievers know better than to enter the house with dirty paws. Watch as they patiently wait at the front door, in a single file line, to get their feet cleaned before going inside. -- Global Animal

10 Worst Zoos For Elephants Exposed

(ZOOS/ANIMAL WELFARE) In Defense of Animals has released its annual list of the ten worst zoos for elephants in North America. The respected list exposes the shocking hidden suffering of captive elephants, including premature deaths, brutal breeding procedures, and flagrant violations of the Animal Welfare Act. To some degree, 2017 was a banner year for wild and captive elephants. At least 44 zoos around the globe, including 29 in the U.S. alone, have closed their elephant exhibits for good, while Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus famously folded up their tents for the very last time. What's more, legislations banning the use of elephants for entertainment are gaining momentum, and were passed in Illinois and New York. But there's still a lot of work to be done to end elephant abuse and exploitation. While performing elephants are becoming a thing of the past, elephants in zoos are still being cruelly exploited and subjected to battering bullhooks, inadequate living conditions, captivity-induced health problems, unnaturally cold climates, debilitating isolation, and sexually abusive breeding programs that do nothing to further the conservation of this ecologically vital species. As the zoo industry desperately tries to cling onto any shred of remaining credibility, the simple truth is elephant lifespans are shorter in captivity than in the wild--even when droughts and poaching are taken into account. Read on to learn more about the worst zoos for elephants in North America, and raise your voice to help end elephant cruelty and captivity by sending a message for elephants. -- Global Animal

Penguin Jumps On Board Boat To Say Hello

(WILDLIFE/PENGUINS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This cool character just wanted to quickly hop on board a research boat to say hello to the Australian Antarctic Division team. -- Global Animal