• Cat

    Recovered cat up for adoption from San Diego Humane Society –

    SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Humane Society will celebrate International Cat Day Sunday with a story about a cat named Solace, a cancer survivor who is ready to find her forever home. Solace has been at the society’s San Diego campus since June 23, according to Nina Thompson of the SDHS. She was brought in by someone who found her in the Otay Mesa West neighborhood of San Diego in rough shape, without a collar and no microchip. Veterinarians at the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine diagnosed Solace with a type of skin cancer that is more common in light-haired cats who have spent a…

  • Animal nutrition

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition Adds New Team Members

    Press release: Lallemand Animal Nutrition Lallemand Animal Nutrition is excited to announce the addition of two new team members. Anna Elsner Elsner is joining Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North America, as an associate brand manager. She most recently was an assistant marketing manager at Royal Enfield in Milwaukee. In her new role, Elsner will be responsible for managing selected microbial brands within the ruminant portfolio, creating and managing the social media strategy and helping create successful marketing programs for the North American region. Isabelle Leonard Leonard comes to Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North America, as a recent graduate from Virginia Tech. She will be residing in Boise, Idaho, and serving customers as…

  • Animal Care

    Beaumont Animal Care checking microchips for free this week

    Meagan Ellsworth, Staff writer Aug. 13, 2021Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 9:18 p.m. 1of54Shelter worker Viviana Lopez looks on as Irmalyn Thomas gets to know Mickey Rooney, the oldest dog at Beaumont Animal Care’s shelter, as she adopts him Thursday. The city shelter’s Spring adoption special started Thursday and continues through Saturday. All animals can be adopted for a flat fee of $20.00, which includes a rabies shot and microchip if needed. Appointments are necessary for the adoption, as the lobby remains closed to the public, and all available animals are posted on their website. Photo made Thursday, March 18, 2021 Kim Brent/The EnterpriseKim Brent / The EnterpriseShow MoreShow Less 2of54Irmalyn Thomas gets…

  • Cat

    Pets of the week: An energetic terrier and playful cat

    Tadpole is a male, white-and-brown-spotted American Staffordshire terrier who is about 1 and a half years old. His previous owner could no longer care for him, and he was placed with Animal Allies. Tadpole is very high-energy and playful. He likes to steal socks and chew on them. He’d love a home where he can burn off energy by playing all day so he can snuggle all night. He needs a home that is willing to patiently work on some behaviors. Animal Allies, Duluth, 218-722-5341, animalallies.net. Bluebell arrived with tiny babies. She was found in an abandoned trailer, and she was moved to Warm Fuzzies foster care, where she raised…

  • Dog

    Dog missing for two years reunited with owner after being spotted on TV news segment

    A Wisconsin man has been reunited with his missing dog nearly two years later after he spotted the dog on a TV news segment about adoptable pets, according to UPI. The owner, who identified himself to the news station as Dwight, called in about the dog after recognizing his long-lost pet named Payday who at the time had been missing for two years. Dwight said that he doesn’t usually sleep with the TV on. But this particular night he must have forgotten to turn it off or it was kept on in a stroke of luck, because the next morning, he was awakened by the Adopt-A-Pet segment and the description…

  • Animal nutrition

    Which way for future feed technology research?

    FeedNavigator caught up with Dr Menno Thomas, founder of agribusiness consultancy Zetadec, and Dr Wouter Hendriks, chair of Animal Nutrition at the Department of Animal Sciences at Wageningen University, to discuss directions for future technological research. Both Dr Thomas and Dr Hendriks were contributors to a multi-authored paper​​ that summarized the discussions that took place during the first International Feed Technology Conference (IFTC) workshop, and concluded that “animal feed has a social responsibility to contribute to more sustainable food systems”​. “The working group was convened to work out what needs to happen in terms of feed technology for the future,”​ Dr Hendriks told FeedNavigator. In Dr Hendriks’ view, one of the…

  • Cat

    Why do cats purr? | New Scientist

    From an early age many of us are taught that when cats purr, they’re telling you they’re happy. While purring is thought to be partly voluntary and partly instinctive, research suggests that cats can purr for various reasons, using the soft rumble as a way of communicating and as a form of self-soothing or even healing. This is why cats will often purr when they’re injured, or after a stressful event. Kittens are born blind and deaf, remaining so until they are around two weeks old. However, they begin purring after just a few days, primarily to let their mothers know where they are, and to attract their attention at feeding time.…