A seizure, also known as a fit or convulsion, can be defined as “involuntary contractions of the muscles, abnormal sensations, abnormal behaviors, or some combination of these events” that can occur in some dogs. A seizure is caused by the sudden and excessive firing of nerves in the brain. Symptoms of dog seizures can vary from generalized signs affecting all parts of the body to focal manifestations that only impact part of the body.
Predictions are all the rage this time of year. Like a dog on a walk, we like to sniff out what's happened and eagerly await what's lingering down the path. But with apologies to political gurus and sports enthusiasts, we'll steer clear of those topics typically prognosticated by talking heads as the calendar turns.
How Dogs Communicate with Humans “He wants to go out.” “He wants you to play with him.” “He wants you to pet him.” “He doesn't like you doing that.” Dog owners spend a lot of time interpreting and acting on their dog's vocal and body language signals. It is an ongoing and interactive non-verbal discourse between members of two completely different species.
We posed a question to our wonderful cat lovers. QUESTION: I have an 8-year-old cat that lost his cat companion about 2 months ago. The cat had been with him since day one (died when he was 14 years old). Should I get another cat? Yes, get another cat - 85.5% No, don't get another cat - 14.
Updated: September 8, 2014 Thousands of animals will fill churches and cathedrals across this country in coming days as congregations hold services to bless them in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic patron saint of animals. Dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, horses and species of all kinds will receive special blessings in keeping with the spirit of the 13th century founder of the Franciscan order, whose life is celebrated on Oct.
The brown anole is a readily available, active and fairly hardy lizard that is semi-arboreal. Because it is also very inexpensive - a single anole sells for $2 to $3 each - the brown anole is a principal “starter” lizard for many beginning hobbyists. But it should also be considered a just-to-look-at terrarium pet (much like a goldfish in an aquarium), not as an animal to be handled.