Rogue male lion is savaged by rival big cats after venturing too close to female in their pride

Jack the lad’s comeuppance! Rogue male lion called Jack is savaged by rival big cats after venturing too close to female in their pride Lion named Jack approached a sister but was quickly warned off by her brothers and rivals in South Africa A fierce battle ensued as the lions clashed, baring their teeth at … Read more

FAO in emergency response to the outbreak of Quelea quelea birds in Tanzania

Download logo An estimated 21 million red-billed (Quelea quelea) birds are currently ravaging rice, sorghum, millet and wheat fields in eight regions in the southern highlands, central and lake zones of Tanzania. The invasion of unusual large populations is threatening other regions in the country. The pest has also been reported in Botswana and Zimbabwe … Read more

Cats Injured in Wildfires at High Risk for Blood Clots

By Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, July 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While California works to restore its landscape after years of historic wildfires, new research could transform the way in which veterinarians treat animals recovered from damaged forests. The study found that cats who inhaled smoke or suffered burns are … Read more

Cats Injured in Wildfires at High Risk for Blood Clots – Consumer Health News

MONDAY, July 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While California works to restore its landscape after years of historic wildfires, new research could transform the way in which veterinarians treat animals recovered from damaged forests. The study found that cats who inhaled smoke or suffered burns are at risk for forming deadly clots. Not only that, … Read more

WC Animal Center Welcomes Dogs Playing for Life

photo from WC Animal Center For many years, the industry norm had been for animal shelters to keep dogs in their kennels with very few opportunities for physical or mental stimulation. Whether for fear of health and safety risks or due to a lack of resources, shelter leaders have been hesitant to allow their dogs … Read more

“Pet tech” and the $700 cat litter box

There’s a big-dollar arms race in high-tech cat waste “solutions,” from color-changing litter that can detect diseases to AI tech that tracks Fluffy’s toileting habits. Why it matters: As COVID-era cat ownership has surged, large and small companies have flooded the market with products aimed at improving pet health and reducing the top reason people … Read more

A new type of service dog is helping people with dementia

An incident on his bike was the catalyst for John Wood getting a service dog. Diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at 46, Wood, a longtime teacher, artist and avid biker, was on a ride back from hearing his wife sing at church when he got lost. It was late in the day in the Detroit suburbs, … Read more