Click here to learn more.
Vetstreet. All rights reserved.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
March 27, 2013: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
In October, there were multiple sightings of a sea otter pup on a road near Homer, Alaska. When efforts to find the 8-week-old pup’s mom failed, she was rescued by the Alaska SeaLife Center, where she got around-the-clock care from both the team there and a rotating group of specialists from the Vancouver Aquarium. The pup is unable to be released, so now she has a new permanent home at the Vancouver Aquarium, where she’s adjusting well, in part because of the special bond she developed with her caregivers during her rehabilitation. And, she’s getting along well with her new companion, Tanu, a female sea otter who was rescued by the SeaLife Center in 2004. Now, all the pup needs is a name. Her rescuers have come up with three options, all related to her home state: Katmai, Susitna or Glacier. — Find out how to vote from the Vancouver Aquarium
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police need to obtain a search warrant before drug-sniffing dogs can enter a private property. The court ruled on Tuesday that when police brought a drug dog to the front door of a Florida house that they suspected was being used to grow marijuana, they violated the Fourth Amendment rights of the homeowner. Police used the dog’s alert that he smelled narcotics, combined with other evidence, to obtain a search warrant in the case. But in a 5-4 decision, the majority of justices said that the officers needed a warrant before bringing their dog, Franky, onto the property. — Read it at The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo
Scientists have found two new teacup-sized species of mouse lemur in Madagascar. That brings the number of mouse lemur species to 20, making them the most diverse group of lemurs. But the grey-brown primates look so much alike that their differences can only be identified with genetic sequencing. The tiny new lemurs weigh just 2.5 to 3 ounces, and were first captured in 2003 and 2007. The study was published online in the International Journal of Primatology. — Read it at Science Daily
A cub estimated to be 4 or 5 months old walked right up to a remote camera set up in India's Bhadra Tiger Reserve, giving the Wildlife Conservation Society this beautiful image. The WCS, which helped place the cameras, says their surveys show that the park is an example of tiger conversation success and that tiger numbers are rising. Using the cameras, WCS is able to identify the tigers by their stripes, which are unique to each of them. — Read it at Live Science
Plus: In other conservation news, a new paper published in the journal Ecology Letters by top lion experts argues that the best way to save African lions is to fence them in, away from people and livestock. — Read it at The New York Times
A special delivery arrived at the Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Monday: a FedEx plane carrying a pair of pandas from China. Their arrival marks the start of a 10-year loan of the bears to two Canadian zoos. Er Shun, a 5-year-old female panda, and her potential mate, 4-year-old Da Mao, will spend the first five years at the Metro Toronto Zoo before moving to Calgary for the second half of their stay. The two got VIP (Very Important Panda) treatment upon their arrival, when they were welcomed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, as well as the Chinese ambassador to Canada. The country hasn’t had pandas in its zoos in more than 20 years. — See photos at Yahoo News
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!
The Community Hospital staff took care
of a lost black Lab who wandered into
their ER with an injured leg.
Dr. Debbie Mandell shares the signs of
heat stress, plus which breeds may have
conditions that could put them in…
These scented oils may help you relax,
but putting them on your cat or dog
could have serious consequences.
You may love the idea of sharing your
bed with a kitten, but Dr. Marty Becker
says you should wait until he's older.
There's a lot of false information out there
about heartworm disease, so we're
debunking common misconceptions.
A rare breed that's often mistaken for a
Chihuahua, the Russian Toy is a tiny dog
known for his big personality.
Annual examinations are the cornerstone
of a good preventive care regimen and
can save you money in the long run.
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.
Visit HealthyPet magazine for interviews with pet-loving celebrities, health advice from our experts, training tips and…
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.