Study: Parrots Need Plenty of Mental Stimulation to Thrive in Captivity

A recent study on captive parrots found that they suffer from a lack of mental stimulation more than other captive birds. Their high intelligence and natural food gathering behavior require a lot of human intervention to ensure that they do well as pets and in other captive environments like zoos. The researchers found parrots that … Continue reading Study: Parrots Need Plenty of Mental Stimulation to Thrive in Captivity

Join Us for a Free Webinar on Animal Rescue

You're invited to a behind-the-scenes look into the work of an animal rescue non-profit! Join FACE for a free webinar on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Pacific time as we welcome presenter Michelle Meschko, the founder of Small Breed Rescue of Southern California. Small Breed Rescue of Southern California is an all-volunteer, non-profit, … Continue reading Join Us for a Free Webinar on Animal Rescue

California Seeks to Replace “Colony” Canine Blood Banks with Community Blood Banks

Did you know that when your dog needs a blood transfusion, the source of that blood may be a large-scale colony blood bank where many dogs are housed, and their blood is repeatedly drawn? California is taking steps to phase out colony canine blood banks. They would be replaced by small community blood banks where … Continue reading California Seeks to Replace “Colony” Canine Blood Banks with Community Blood Banks

Study: Small Dogs Can Have Big Dental Problems

A new large-scale study of canine veterinary health records in the US reveals what many dog owners might be aware of already…very small dogs can have very big dental health issues. The study, published in The Veterinary Journal, looked at 3 million canine veterinary health records across 60 dog breeds and found that extra-small dogs … Continue reading Study: Small Dogs Can Have Big Dental Problems