• Cat

    How Do Cats REALLY Feel About Water?

    wet cat in a tub CasarsaGuru / Getty In every cat movie from our childhood two things are abundantly clear: 1. Cats hate dogs. 2. Cats hate water. Live without cats your whole life and you just assume those Disney-movie “facts” are accurate. There are some very zany, cool, and collected cats that enjoy water (see Nathan, the beach cat), especially from the kitchen or bathroom faucet as you try to brush your teeth (my cat). But for the majority of our household felines, water isn’t all that wonderful—especially when it’s deep, gushing, or sprayed (never do that to your cat, btw!). And although water is absolutely necessary to a…

  • Pets News

    Surviving members of family caught in Surfside condo collapse reunite with pet cat, Binx

    The Gonzalez family and several of their pets were in their ninth floor apartment in Champlain Towers South the night of June 24 when the building suddenly collapsed in the middle of the night. At least two members of the family were seriously injured in the collapse one is still missing.  Several of their pets also went missing. But on Thursday, exactly two weeks after the 12-story building fell, they were reunited with one of their pets, a small black cat named Binx.  “I’m glad that this small miracle could bring some light into the lives of a grieving family today and could provide a bright spot for our whole…

  • Animal nutrition

    Brand Battles: Warner Bros. Rips ‘Golden Ticket’ Animal Feed

    Law360 (July 23, 2021, 9:03 PM EDT) — In Law360’s latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Warner Bros. wants to stop dairy giant Land O’Lakes’ Purina brand from registering the term “Golden Ticket” as a trademark, citing its “Willy Wonka” films — plus four other new cases you need to know. Fighting for the ‘Golden Ticket’ Warner Bros. went to the board Wednesday to block a trademark application for “Golden Ticket” animal feed products that it says is identical in name to the magical tickets from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” which the film studio owns the rights to. Though Warner Bros…. Stay…

  • Animal Care

    It’s a loving and furry day at San Diego’s busiest animal shelter

    The Humane Society offers pandemic pet tips to animal owners who missed veterinarian appointments. SAN DIEGO — Millions of Americans adopted pets during the pandemic and now it’s time to take care of those animals.  In this Zevely Zone, I visited the San Diego Humane Society for some friendly tips from some friendly people. The San Diego Humane Society wants to say, “Welcome Back.” After more than a year of appointment-only services, they are once again open to the public for people to walk in and adopt a pet. I visited the busiest animal shelter in the county in Morena where veterinarians perform surgeries every eight minutes.  “This is Mr.…

  • Cat

    Pig helps African cat escape North Carolina zoo | St. Louis News Headlines

    RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC (WRAL/CNN) — A pig and an exotic cat teamed up for the perfect escape from a North Carolina zoo. Candid Cobb was driver her daughter from softball practice outside of the Edgecomb County town of Pinetops when she saw a line of parked cars looking at something on the side of the highway. “As we passed by, we saw that it was like a leopard or whatever it is that was on the side of the road. At the moment, it was like very weird, like why is this animal here?” she recalled. Cobb didn’t recognize the animal because it was a serval, a species of cat native…

  • Dog

    Raw Dog Food Might Be Driving the Spread of Dangerous Superbugs

    Image: John Minchillo (AP) Raw dog food contains alarming amounts of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making it an under-appreciated “international public health risk,” according to new research. Scientists, including those with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have advised against the burgeoning trend of feeding raw food to pets, citing the risk of spreading germs like E.coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. New research presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) highlights another danger posed by raw pet food: exposure to multidrug-resistant bacteria. The team found upsetting levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in dozens of dog food products sourced from grocery stores and pet shops in Portugal. Some of…

  • Animal nutrition

    French firm buyout to give Azelis synergistic opportunities in animal nutrition

    It said the purchase of that French distributor of ingredients for nutraceuticals, flavor and fragrances, animal nutrition, personal care, pharma and food will enhance its lateral value chain by diversifying and expanding its presence in France and EMEA, while providing it with synergistic opportunities in animal nutrition. The deal, said the Belgian firm, is consistent with its strategy of complementing organic growth with strategic acquisitions. It is expected to close at the end of next month.  Headquartered in Paris, with sales close to €100m, Quimdis was founded in 1988, and originally focused on essential oils and active ingredients. It now specializes in the ingredient distribution and formulation development, maintaining solid…