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Social Experience Creates Empathetic, Pro-social Behavior In Rats
2014-01-14 11:22:21

[ Watch The Video: Social Experiences Determine Whether Rats Will Help Strangers ] University of Chicago Medical Center Rats will help a stranger in distress only if they have had prior social experience with the type of the unfamiliar individual Empathy-driven behavior has been observed in rats who will free trapped companions from restrainers. This behavior also extends toward strangers, but requires prior, positive social interactions with the type (strain) of the unfamiliar...

2013-12-26 23:20:03

ThunderWorks, the leader in pet anxiety relief products, provides natural alternatives to calming meds along with New Year’s safety tips. Durham, N.C. (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 As pet parents celebrate the arrival of a New Year, ThunderWorks reminds all pet parents that New Year’s Eve festivities can contribute to increased stress and anxiety in our dogs and cats. Particularly loud noises from celebratory fireworks, banging pots and pans and party poppers can seriously scare household...

2013-12-19 23:30:08

ThunderWorks reminds all pet parents to keep pet safety top of mind as holiday festivities commence. Durham, NC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 The holidays can be a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together and celebrate. However, for pets, holidays can pose additional safety threats and spur on anxiety. Many times, dogs and cats can become anxious or fearful of party guests, visitors and unfamiliar decorations such as trees, blinking lights and holiday figures. As a...

Cat Domestication Started In China
2013-12-17 10:31:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, cats were drawn to human settlements near the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun more than 5,000 years ago, a development which may have eventually led to their domestication. "Our data suggest that cats were attracted to ancient farming villages by small animals, such as rodents that were living on the grain that the farmers grew, ate...

2013-09-29 23:04:46

Celebrity animal activist Prince Lorenzo Borghese, founder of Royal Pet Club and the line of Royal Treatment luxury pet care products, has announced the addition of True Dose liquid pet supplements to its Royal Treatment line of all natural pet care products. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 The Royal Pet Club has announced the launch of True Dose™ natural liquid supplements to its line of all natural Royal Treatment pet products. The addition of True Dose supplements is a...

2013-09-28 23:02:08

Celebrity animal activist Prince Lorenzo Borghese, founder of Royal Pet Club and the line of Royal Treatment luxury pet care products, has announced the addition of True Dose liquid pet supplements to its Royal Treatment line of all natural pet care products. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 The Royal Pet Club has announced the launch of True Dose™ natural liquid supplements to its line of all natural Royal Treatment pet products. The addition of True Dose supplements is a...

Feral Cat Population Control
2013-08-16 12:18:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Feral cats live shorter, more disease-ridden lives than the average house cat, and a new study points to a path to more effectively control and reduce feral cat populations. According to the study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, giving feral cats a vasectomy or hysterectomy is a more effective method to reduce a feral colony than traditional neutering or using lethal means. While the...

2013-08-15 23:01:12

The "More Time with the Ones You Love" Mobile tour stops will allow customers to play fun games, win prizes, receive special discounts and learn more about World's Best Cat Litter™ and By Nature® Pet Foods. The all day event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Big Bad Woof in the Arts District Hyattsville Shopping Center, will focus on engaging pet owners to better the lives of their companion animals in a fun-filled way. Hyattsville, MD (PRWEB) August 15, 2013...

2013-07-31 23:29:22

GeriJoy announced today that its virtual talking dog companion for the elderly is now also available as a cat, and that as a promotion until August 8, 2013, all new subscribers who select the cat companion will receive an additional free month of service. GeriJoy’s virtual talking companions provide senior companion care services through 24/7 companionship, intelligent conversation facilitated by trained staff, and connection to family through photos and updates. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB)...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'