Vetstreet. All rights reserved.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
June 14, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
This waterfowl has serious street cred. After being shot seven times by a pellet gun, a goose was taken to a northern Arkansas animal hospital, where employees named the bird 50 Cent — after the rapper who was infamously shot 9 times and survived. Now, 50 Cent (the goose) is waiting to be adopted. — Read it at The Washington Post
Plus: Speaking of 50 Cent, the rapper (not the goose) named his dog Oprah. He explains why in an upcoming interview with the media mogul that airs this Sunday on OWN. — Read it at People Pets
The furry new additions to the National Zoo are the first ever fishing cats to be bred in D.C. — an important milestone since the endangered species' population has decreased by 50 percent in the past 18 years. For now, scientists are closely monitoring the pair, but the cats should make their public debut late this summer. — Read it at MSNBC
Researchers in Barcelona have found that sudden episodes of aggression in dogs can often be explained by undiagnosed pain. The most common culprit: Hip dysplasia, which affects more than 40 percent of Golden Retrievers, Labradors and Rottweilers. — Read it at Science Daily
A recent study published in the American Journal of Primatology found that adult gorillas use modified gestures when communicating with baby gorillas, suggesting that they understand an infant’s lower maturity level and adjust for it. “We were surprised that . . . [gorilla] infants are addressed differently," said study co-author Dr. Eva Maria Luef. The scientists were the first to identify the phenomenon — called “motherese” — in Great Apes. — Watch it at the Huffington Post
In an effort to study the social activities of Wild Great Tits, researchers attached transponders to thousands of the birds to track their movements over two years. They then posted the more than one million observations on a Facebook of sorts, identifying the most popular gathering events, as well as which birds flocked together most often. The findings support the scientists' hypothesis that "birds not only visit the feeder as part of such small flocks but also have a preference to the members of the flock they choose to forage with." — Read it at Live Science
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Take our breed quiz to find your next pet.
Get all the best pet news and information sent right to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
An Indiana shelter with a soft spot for
seniors is making life better for a Golden
Retriever with terminal cancer.
From bringing in your puppy or kitten to
telling your friends about him or her, there
are plenty of ways to make a…
Minimize the risk of a bad trick-or-treat
interaction by brushing up on your dog’s
manners before October 31.
Dr. Jenna Ashton shares how to
determine your pet's water intake and tips
for encouraging him to drink more.
The Schapendoes (aka Dutch Sheepdog)
is known for his incredible jumping skills
and cheerful personality.
Parasites are no fun for dogs. Learn how
to protect your canine from heartworms,
hookworms, whipworms and more.
Check out our collection of more than 250 videos about pet training, animal behavior, dog and cat breeds and more.
Wonder which dog or cat best fits your lifestyle? Our new tool will narrow down more than 300 breeds for you.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.