Mama and baby tortoise. By: jackol Spring is such an uplifting time of year, full of the promise of new life with green shoots, brightly colored bulbs and trees heavy with blossoms. And yet, as a veterinarian, I associate springtime with a sinking feeling. The reason for this strange reaction is that spring is also
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Social media is obsessed with cats and so are we! Funny cat videos and memes are trending everywhere on the internet. Given their quirky personality and adorable face, you can’t help but fall in love with cats. It’s said that you can’t gain fame overnight; well, now you can with the power of the internet!  
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Australian Cattle Dogs are also known as Blue Heelers. Photo: Petful 1. Key Characteristics of Australian Cattle Dogs AKC Group: Herding Height: 17–20 inches Weight: 35–40 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–13 years This medium-sized dog is strong and highly agile with amazing endurance. These hardworking dogs come in a blue or red mottled or speckled pattern
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My childhood memories include the joy and pride I experienced each time I collected bees, lizards and various bugs in jars. My friends and I worked hard at competing with one another to see who could capture the most critters. Frogs were never one of my favorite collectibles; but later in life, when I became
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No other Best Bully Sticks treats or products are part of this recall — just certain packages of the brand’s whole pig ear dog treats. A company with a bunch of letters in its name — TDBBS LLC, a name I bet you’ve never heard of — issues a recall of its dog treats. Everyone yawns.
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Some turtles don’t love being handled, but others may tolerate it. Photo: Rusty Clark The biggest problem people run into when keeping turtles, especially those like the Red-Eared Slider, are that they often have a hard time providing a large-enough tank or pond for the turtles. By choosing a smaller species, you can avoid that
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How can you say no to this cute face? Just be prepared to handle insects to feed him. By: SMB When I was a kid, I used to love to bring animals home. Frogs, toads (except for awhile when I firmly believed that if you touched a toad, you’d get warts), hermit crabs, turtles and
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Painted Turtles are fun, interactive pets. Photo: pixabay Painted Turtles are among the most colorful families of aquatic turtles in North America, and they can make highly personable pets in the home aquarium. According to Russ Gurley, author of Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles, “As a group, Painted Turtles make wonderful pets as they are
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