Cute puppy video: lab puppies in slow motion

Happy Wednesday! You're halfway through the work week! Take a break and enjoy some lab puppies in slow motion, courtesy of YouTube user Rob Chamberlin. … [Read more...]

Join the Audubon 112th annual Christmas Bird Count

Tufted titmouse/Judy Howle

From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas will take part in what has become an annual family tradition: The 112th Audubon Society's Annual Christmas Bird Count.This is the longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and help guide conservation action. And its success depends on families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists who go out on an annual mission to count ou … [Read more...]

One lot of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food recalled

iams proactive smart puppy recall

Proctor and Gamble, parent company of Iams, has issued a recall of one lot of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.According to a press release: "Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.  Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with … [Read more...]

Free downloads this week from Through A Dog’s Ear (12/5 to 12/11)

Every day this week, you can get a free download from Through A Dog's Ear

If you think you're the only one who like free music, think again. Here's a super offering for Fido, from the folks at Through A Dog's Ear! Merry Christmas!Every day this week, you can download for free a song from their catalog of music chosen to help your dog cope with stress, anxiety, illness and more.It's not a gimmick. The concept is based on the research of Dr. Alfred Tomatis, who was known as the “Einstein of the ear.” He called sound a “nutrient for the nervous system" and his the … [Read more...]

Monday morning cute animal video: cat massages dog

It's Monday! Back to work. Why not start the week with a nice, soothing cat massage, courtesy of YouTube user WittyCharles' cat Puss, as demonstrated on his pal, Captain. "Ahh, that's the spot. No wait, a little lower ..." … [Read more...]

Coke’s white can campaign to help polar bears backfires

White holiday can on the left, Diet Coke can on the right.

White holiday can on the left, Diet Coke can on the right. When Coca Cola rolled out its new campaign last month to support the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the company had a noble goal: celebrate the polar bear and commit up to $3 million to WWF's polar bear conservation efforts.The plan was for Coke to make an initial donation of $2 million to WWF and then invite others to join the effort by texting to donate $1 to WWF. Coca-Cola would match all donations made with a package code by March 15 … [Read more...]

Share your pet’s Christmas pictures: Simon and Lexi’s Christmas card

Simon and Lexi Simms

Simon and Lexi haven't unveiled their 2011 card yet, but here's their Christmas greeting from last year. Pretty clever, you beautiful Goldens!Thanks to Ada Simms for sharing Simon and Lexi's photo! You can share your pet's holiday photos - let's see the pets with Santa, too! Just "like" the Heavenly Creatures Facebook page and upload your photo. Or send it to animals@joannebrokaw.com. … [Read more...]

Share your pet’s picture with Santa!

Bandit and Santa; Bandit ate some biscuits and knocked over the lights and Santa still filled his stocking!

Christmas is almost here and if you're like most pet owner/parents, you've had your dog or cat sit on Santa's lap for a photo, so I thought it would be fun to have readers share their pictures. Head over to the Heavenly Creatures Facebook page, "like" us, and then upload your photo - then I'll pick some to share here on the blog from now until Christmas!I'll start - these pics are Scout and Bandit, from 2009.How we even ended up seeing Santa was an adventure. Bandit had e … [Read more...]

Friday Food For Thought quote: The perfection of the lobster eye

lobster eye

"Religious creationists cite the unique and ingenious construction of the lobster eye as evidence of an intelligent Designer; the surface of the square openings is as geometrically exact as graph paper, and the grazing angles inside each box must be mathematically perfect for the retinal cells to receive light. Scientists agree that this construction is ingenious, and they are using it as the blueprint for a new X-ray-vision space telescope called Lobster-ISS." Trevor Corson, author of "The … [Read more...]

Voting is open for the Inspiration in Action contest to inspire projects in veterinary medicine

Veterinarians Without Borders is one of the five finalists in the Inspiration in Action contest.

Heska, a leading provider of veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, today opened voting in the 2011 "Inspiration in Action" Contest, allowing animal lovers to support and honor veterinary medicine by voting for one of five projects. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000 and the second place winner will receive $5,000 to help bring their inspired ideas to life.This year's finalists include projects to pair strays in need of training with at-risk youth in rehabilitation programs; w … [Read more...]


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