2001-Tue Dec 06 05:17:33 EST 2016
Vetstreet. All rights reserved.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
February 27, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
Everyone’s favorite Jack Russell Terrier may not have been up for an Academy Award himself, but he did make it onto the stage — and into at least one acceptance speech. Best Director winner Michel Hazanavicius mentioned Uggie’s acting prowess, but added, "I don't think he understands what I'm saying. He's not that good." The pooch joined fellow cast members on stage as they celebrated The Artist’s Best Picture win, and Jean Dujardin left the stage carrying Uggie in one hand and the golden statuette in the other. — Read it at CBS News
Ethel Taylor was once a missionary in Liberia. Now she’s on a mission to bathe Washington, D.C.’s dogs. Despite not having business experience or even a great love of dogs, Taylor saw a big opportunity when she invested in a new innovation out of Australia — a self-serve canine washing machine, the K9000. — Read it at the Washington Post
A 27-pound lobster caught by a shrimp boat crew off the coast of Rockland, Maine, has been named Rocky. But this crustacean won’t be showing up on anyone’s dinner plate: The big guy, one of the largest ever caught in the state, was initially donated to the Maine State Aquarium, then released back into the Atlantic. — See the photo at the Huffington Post
The students at an Iowa elementary school have a new best friend: Gracie the Golden Retriever. The comfort dog has a “calming influence” when kids are learning to read — and she helps them to open up if they’re having a bad day. — Watch it at CNN
The Griffin’s leaf-nosed bat, which sports leaf-like facial protrusions, was first found in 2008, but the bat was mistaken for a known species. Further research has revealed that this bat is different from the giant leaf-nosed species, especially when it comes to personality. While the giant species reacts “angrily” when captured, this bat “seems quite gentle.” — Read it at National Geographic News
If only dogs could talk. Well, Martha Stewart’s Chow Chow, known as G.K. for short, sat down to tell People about his experience at the Westminster Dog Show. “My favorite part of the experience has to be when I saw Martha's face light up after I won Best of Breed,” he said. — Read it at People Pets
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!
We combed through 505,270 kitten
names to determine the hottest male
and female monikers of the year.
We scoured our database of 1.1 million
dogs to find out which male and female
monikers reigned supreme this past…
Christmas trees, fatty foods and other
seasonal items may bring cheer to your
home, but they'll cause harm to your…
Dr. Sarah Wooten takes a closer look at
this curious sleeping habit and what it has
to do with canines’ ancestry.
The Kromfohrlander is said to be
descended from a mixed-breed dog
who was a mascot for American troops.
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.