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2013-12-20 04:20:32

-- Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid + moxidectin) is the first and only product approved for the treatment of circulating heartworm microfilaria and is also now labeled for treatment and control of sarcoptic mange SHAWNEE, Kan., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Advantage Multi® for Dogs for the treatment of circulating microfilaria, the first life stage of heartworm,...

2013-03-01 08:23:32

Owners Spare No Expense Pampering Tortoises and Pigs; Hosting Elaborate "Bark Mitzvahs"; and Indulging Pets With Custom Spa Treatments, Clothing and Accessories New Series Premieres Saturday, April 20, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Pomeranian is lifted up as her owners dance at her very own lavish "bark mitzvah." A pair of potbellied pigs get the red-door treatment from a "pig-tician" at a pig spa and resort....

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2012-08-30 17:23:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online You may have contracted the flu, and already passed it on to your neighbors, before you ever started showing symptoms, according to a new study. Researchers found while examining influenza transmission in ferrets that the virus can actually be passed on to someone else before the symptoms occur. Knowing whether someone is infectious before symptoms occur is important to try and help authorities stop an epidemic. Previous...

2012-05-01 23:00:12

Hartz®, one of the country's leading suppliers of flea and tick products for dogs and cats, is proud to announce its new and improved line of popular anti-parasite products, just in time for one of the worst flea seasons in recent memory. Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 "With spring and summer right around the corner, Hartz® is thrilled to announce the arrival of our flea and tick prevention products," said a Hartz® spokesman. "Thanks to these new items, pet owners can...

2012-03-22 21:12:38

Endocannabinoids motivated the evolution of exercise In the last century something unexpected happened: humans became sedentary. We traded in our active lifestyles for a more immobile existence. But these were not the conditions under which we evolved. David Raichlen from the University of Arizona, USA, explains that our hunter-gatherer predecessors were long-distance endurance athletes. 'Aerobic activity has played a role in the evolution of lots of different systems in the human body,...

2012-02-14 15:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During Heart Health Awareness Month, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) would like to remind pet owners that our furry Valentines are susceptible to heart problems too. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120208/DC50016LOGO) These include heart disease, heart murmurs and heartworms among others. There are various symptoms that pet owners should report to their veterinarians as soon as they're noticed....

2011-09-23 19:45:00

Panoscan Inc., the makers of the finest panoramic camera system in the world, is proud to introduce The Ferret, a remotely controlled, under carriage vehicle inspection robot, that is easy to use, highly effective and surprisingly affordable. Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 The Ferret, brought to you by Panoscan Inc, is an easy to deploy and low profile âœrobot cameraâ that moves effortlessly under even the lowest profile vehicle. It features a...

2011-06-24 13:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A black and orange kitten found abandoned in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on May 26 has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health confirmed. The department urges anyone who may have been bitten or exposed to saliva, fluids or tissue from the cat to contact the Northcentral District Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 570-327-3400. Residents can also call...

2011-04-14 07:05:00

WILTON, Conn., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Conscience Pet® was founded on the principles of humane sources and superb nutrition, and will only use grass-fed meat ingredients raised humanely by independent ranchers. Now the company has launched SuperGravy(TM), the first-ever Holistic Instant Gravy Mix and Concentrated SuperFood(TM) enhancer for pet food. SuperGravy(TM) is formulated for dogs, cats, and ferrets of all ages, breeds, sizes, and lifestyles....

2010-10-04 12:47:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating a bag full of chocolate Halloween candy is more of a trick than a treat for the average household pet, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. K-State's Susan Nelson, assistant professor of clinical services, says chocolate consumption by many pets, including dogs, cats, ferrets, birds and rats, can be extremely hazardous. "Chocolate contains large amounts of methylxanthines," she said. "Theobromine and caffeine are...


Latest Ferret Reference Libraries

Burmese Ferret-badger, Melogale personata
2013-01-01 14:04:29

The Burmese ferret-badger or the large-toothed ferret-badger (Melogale personata) can be found in Thailand, Indochina, southern Yunnan, Myanmar, and northeast India. Its preferred habitats are unknown, but it is thought that habitats depend upon dispersal of mature individuals and it has been found in forested areas, grasslands, and rice fields. In India, it can be found at elevations of up to 6,397 feet. It holds three recognized subspecies, although two of these have also been classified as...

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2009-02-16 18:16:45

The Kinkajou (Potos flavus), also known as the Honey Bear, is a species of mammal found in the rainforests of Central and South America. It is the only member of the family genus Potos. It is related to the olingo, ringtail, cacomistle, raccoon, and coati. These animals are sometimes mistaken for ferrets or monkeys, but are not related. The name Honey Bear is derived from the fact that in captivity it will eat honey, however, in the wild it has never been observed to do so. An adult...

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2007-01-22 15:25:23

The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) is a small carnivorous North American mammal closely related to the Steppe Polecat of Russia. It is a member of the diverse family Mustelidae which also includes weasels, mink, polecats, martens, otters, and badgers. It should not be confused with the domesticated ferret. The black-footed ferret is an endangered mammal in North America, according to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). They became extinct in the wild in Canada in 1937,...

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2007-01-22 15:09:15

The stoat (Mustela erminea), also known as the short-tailed weasel or the wild otter, is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae. The stoat is an opportunistic carnivore and grows up to 11.81 in (30 cm) long. It eats rabbits and rodents such as the mouse, vole and rats and other small mammals. It also eats birds, their eggs, and young. They sometimes eat fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. It is a very skillful tree climber and can descend a trunk headfirst, like a squirrel....

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