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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 ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

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

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

Family dog politely brings home 1 pound of weed

Not that we had any doubts, but dogs truly are man's best friend.  In a Facebook post, the Jones County Sheriff's Department reported that a family dog in Laurel, Mississippi brought its family a special present on Saturday: a large bag of weed. .....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMar 31st, 2016

Whistle’s ‘Fitbit for dogs’ acquired by Mars Petcare

 Whistle, the “Fitbit for dogs,” has found a home at Mars Petcare, TechCrunch has learned. The maker of Snickers and M&M’s also has a large pet division and has plans to integrate Whistle’s animal technology. “Whistle .....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 31st, 2016

Whistle’s “Fitbit for dogs” acquired by Mars Petcare

 Whistle, the “Fitbit for dogs,” has found a home at Mars Petcare, TechCrunch has learned.  The maker of Snickers and M&M’s also has a large pet division and has plans to integrate Whistle’s animal technology. “Whistle.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 31st, 2016

Whistle acquired by Mars

 SF-based Whistle, the “Fitbit for dogs,” has found a home at Mars Petcare, TechCrunch has learned. “Whistle is excited to join the Mars Petcare family. This opportunity connects the industry’s global and technology leaders, e.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 31st, 2016

Little girl sends letter requesting police cats, gets the sweetest reply

LONDON — There are plenty of police dogs out there, so why don't we have any police cats? SEE ALSO: Law-breaking swan gets apprehended by British police That was the perfectly reasonable question sent in to Durham Constabulary recently by 5-year-old.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMar 31st, 2016

Woman with cancer finally finds the perfect home for her 3 beloved dogs

A dying woman's wish — to find the perfect new family for her three dogs — has finally come true. Kathleen Zuidema's Facebook post seeking a home for the "Aussie Posse" swept the Internet last month, prompting kind comments, thousands of share.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMar 24th, 2016

Lions Are Making a Surprising Comeback--but Only When They Are Kept behind Fences

The big cats can still have a home in Africa, so long as the international community is willing to finance it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsMar 19th, 2016