It may be summer on our half of the planet, but places like the US have recently been hit with an intense cold front. This can have major repercussions for pets, especially those that prefer to stay outdoors. Here are some handy tips to keep your pet comfortable and safe during the cold weather. Dogs can be especially sensitive to temperature changes depending on their breed, age and sensitivity to their environment. Your veterinarian can tell you when your pet needs to stay indoors. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe and happy during the colder months:
You didn't read the title wrong. A tortoise did indeed beat a rabbit in a ski-off. Although this tortoise did not perform this impressive feat alone. It was accompanied by its faithful owner. This bizarre ski competition for pet enthusiasts took place at Senmenaxia which is in the Henan province of China.
Ever notice how dogs tend to carry out a whole song and dance when going to the bathroom? They do their little twirls around a spot a fair few times before they settle and do their business. Meanwhile the owner is hovering around impatiently since time is of the essence! Why can't canines get with our hectic busy lifestyles? Well Scientists may have finally found a reason behind a dogs strange toiletry behaviour. Strangely enough it is associated with the Earth's axis and magnetic field! How did they come up with this?
We check out the boisterous and charming Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo for our Pet Profile this week!
Vets tend to encounter animals with a whole number of random issues. We have had our fair share at Concord Vet Hospital! One of our colleagues diverted our attention to a budgie with an overwhelming abundance of feathers. The budgie seemed normal at birth but at 4 weeks of age, its feathers started growing longer and longer. Why is that?
The Pygmy Jerboa is highly popular in social media this week with sites such as Buzzfeed, Cute Overload and Youtube flooded with videos and pictures of this appealing speciman. This peculiar looking desert rodent looks highly irregular, what with its kangaroo feet it uses to hop around, its sweet hamster like face equipped with a devilish moustache to boot.
For all pet enthusiasists out there... pet diner's are coming to the market! Well to Berlin, Germany at least. For now.