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

The Paws Off Act of 2021 Aims to Protect Dogs from Xylitol Poisoning

HR5261, known as the Paws Off Act of 2021, is making its way through the US House of Representatives. This act would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to declare that foods containing xylitol would be misbranded if the label does not warn of the toxic effects of xylitol on dogs. Xylitol is … Continue reading The Paws Off Act of 2021 Aims to Protect Dogs from Xylitol Poisoning

“Purrfect Weight” App Helps Cat Owners Track Feline Obesity

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center has developed a free iOS app called Purrfect Weight that lets cat owners track the progress of a feeding program designed to promote weight loss in overweight cats. An app for Android phones is in the works. Obesity is a common problem in many cats, … Continue reading “Purrfect Weight” App Helps Cat Owners Track Feline Obesity