Seven Westminster cats are in the running for the Purr Minister poll 2016

LONDON - Forget the EU referendum, there's a far more important issue requiring your vote in the coming days: The 2016 Purr Minister Election. The poll, which is organised by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, aims to find the purrfect politician's cat - with s.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2016

Men and Women Alter a Home"s Bacteria Differently

An analysis of dust reveals how the presence of men, women, dogs and cats affects the variety of bacteria in a household -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2015

A Facebook page is helping lost pets find home during South Carolina flooding

Following a weekend of historic flooding in South Carolina, one Facebook page is working to return lost pets to their owners. Since Friday, more than two feet of rain has fallen in the region, leaving dogs, cats and even horses stranded. (And the flooding.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 5th, 2015

"Mermaids Real?" And Other Top Google Queries

"How to get away with murder?", "Who let the dogs out?", and "Do cats fart?" were among other big questions in US states......»»

Category: topSource:  skynewsRelated NewsMay 25th, 2016

How dogs find their way home (without a GPS)

Animals' ability to navigate long distances has long been shrouded in mystery. From the skill of racing pigeons to find their way home, to the seasonal breeding migration of the humpback whale, a huge range of creatures are capable of navigating in a cons.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 16th, 2016

Five ways to protect your pet from Lyme disease

Lyme disease is transmitted to people, dogs and cats when a deer tick infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi attaches itself to the skin for a blood feast......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 13th, 2016

Elderly man keeps almost 200 rats as pets, infuriating neighbours

Imagine yourself in a pet-hoarders situation, only worse because instead of hoarding cats or dogs, your neighbour has almost 200 rats as pets. This is the case for the neighbours of a 72-year-old Chinese man from Chongqing, China, who goes by the surname .....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMay 11th, 2016

11 spectacular suits of animal battle armor (pictures) - CNET

Once upon a time, horse, elephant and camel armor were real components of warfare. Today, people also enjoy dressing up their cats and dogs in fantastical body armor with spikes, tusks and chain mail......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsMay 10th, 2016

Brooklynite takes her pet peacock on a nice walk, like you do

Dogs and cats are so 2015. Being a responsible pet owner isn't easy. You have to feed them, play with them and especially walk them several times a day. It's probably even harder when your beloved pet is a peacock. SEE ALSO: Toast the dog is your new favo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMay 6th, 2016

Architectural Aquariums So Gorgeous, You Won"t Miss Your Dead Goldfish

We got no troubles. Life is the bubbles.In the realm of architecture for pets, designers have dogs and cats more than covered. But what about fish? Haruka Misawa, a Japanese designer based in Tokyo, is on it.Read Full Story.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsMay 4th, 2016

Previously "feral" dog sweetly saves life of sick hummingbird

Rex the dog has a rough past, but he's turning over a new feather. Before Rex was adopted, he used to attack cats and get in fights with other dogs. But a month after his adoption, Rex is showing his softer side — and it's saved the life of an injur.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 29th, 2016

cardboard cat dwellings replicate architectural landmarks from around the world

cats, and other small pets, can call these global monuments 'home' : the sphinx of giza in egypt; the eiffel tower in france; the white house in the united states; saint basil's cathedral in russia; the taj mahal in india, pagoda temples of south asia; an.....»»

Category: infraSource:  designboomRelated NewsApr 27th, 2016

Furbo is a dog camera that lets you share treats remotely

 Furbo, created by startup Tomofun, gives owners a new way to interact with their dogs while away from home. The camera allows you to keep an eye on your dog, with two-way audio so that you can also talk to them and make them feel a little less alone.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  crunchgearRelated NewsApr 26th, 2016

Why Do Cats Act So Damn Weird?

Dogs just want to love you but cats, well, what the hell do cats want? They have a mind of their own, they seemingly do whatever the hell they want, and their habits are just so weird. Why is that? According to Ted-Ed, it’s because how they developed as.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 26th, 2016

Heartworm is a concern for dogs, cats, and even ferrets

No matter where you live or what time of year it is, your dog, cat or ferret can contract heartworm. April is Heartworm Awareness Month, so it's a good time to learn about the risks and how to prevent infection......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 26th, 2016

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

Canine parvovirus, or CPV, emerged as a deadly threat to dogs in the late 1970s, most likely the result of the direct transfer of feline panleukopenia or a similar virus from domesticated cats......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2016

Contractor caught on camera beating dogs with wrench at Texas home

Police in Texas have opened an investigation after a contractor with CenterPoint Energy was caught smacking two dogs with a wrench in the backyard of a Houston family. The worker reportedly walked into the family's backyard without knocking or prior warni.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 12th, 2016

Got cats, pollen, dust mites? Sprimo scrubs your air and tells you what’s in it

How’s your air quality? The Sprimo smart air purifier has sensors to tell you what you’re breathing in, and it can also recommend a personalized filter to help remove what’s floating around your home. The post Got cats, pollen, dust mites? Sprimo sc.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2016

DNews: Why Do Cats and Dogs Eat Grass?

When we think of grazing animals, we usually think of dedicated herbivores like cows, goats and horses. But cats and dogs will graze, too. Are Fido and Fluffy more like omnivores than carnivores?.....»»

Category: topSource:  discoverRelated NewsApr 12th, 2016

Delightful photo series will help you appreciate dogs from a different angle

Seeing a dog rolling on its back is the ultimate symbol of affection, happiness and trust. Australia-based photographer Serena Hodson, known for her former series Dry Dog/Wet Dog, is constantly inspired by her pets' idiosyncrasies. SEE ALSO: Dogs photogra.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 7th, 2016