Vetstreet. All rights reserved. Powered by Brightspot.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
May 16, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
A University of Georgia researcher teamed up with National Geographic Remote Imaging to equip pet cats with tiny cameras to record their outdoor adventures. The footage revealed that they stalk chickens, climb roofs, explore storm drains and have dangerous encounters with woodland creatures. One cat even has a second family whose home he visits. Researcher Kerri Anne Loyd said that the point of her research was to show cat owners what their pals really do outside, and illustrate that indoor cats lead less risky lives. — Watch it at 9News
If a recent attempt at artificial insemination for Mei Xiang and Tian Tian fails, the National Zoo may negotiate with China for one or two replacement pandas. A Smithsonian geneticist has already analyzed the best potential mates for both of the giant pandas. — Read it at the Washington Post
Plus: For 13 Magellanic penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific, mating doesn’t seem to be a problem: They didn’t even wait to move into their new, $1.5 million exhibit before commencing with their courting rituals. "The penguins beat us to the punch," said a curator. "We weren't expecting all this breeding activity until after we opened the exhibit." — Read it at the LA Times
With summer just around the corner, many shoreline communities in the U.S. are debating whether dogs really belong at the beach. While owners argue that pups love the sand and surf, opponents say that some canines are too unruly — and can spread illnesses like hookworm and ringworm. — Read it at USA Today
Eight Cross River gorillas were recently captured on video in Cameroon’s Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary. Conservationists, who believe that there are only about 250 of the apes left in the wild, were stunned to see them casually walking through the woods. — Watch it at Today
The CDC is investigating outbreaks of salmonella across 27 states that have been linked to turtles. Of the 124 people who've gotten sick, 67 percent were children under the age of 10. The initial results of the investigation show that exposure to turtles is the cause of the outbreak. — Read it at DVM 360
Although pet-friendly retirement communities are still in the minority, hundreds now allow residents to move in with pets, which studies have shown can help owners both mentally and physically. “These pets really give [seniors] meaning and value in life, a purpose for getting up in themorning," says Lori Kogan, a professor of veterinary medicine at Colorado State University. — Read it at Seattle PI
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Take our breed quiz to find your next pet.
Bartonella is a type bacteria that can be transmitted to cats, dogs and humans from exposure to infected fleas and…
Want to give your pup yummy, low-calorie treats? We’ve got the skinny on which foods are OK to feed him.
Not sure about food puzzles? Our veterinarian reveals why the payoff for your pet is well worth any extra work.
With these simple dental care tips, you can help keep your canine’s adorable smile shiny and healthy for life.
The friendly and inquisitive LaPerm has an easy-care coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
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.