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David Tennant Explains How Hamsters Pack So Much Food in Their Cheeks

David Tennant (The Tenth Doctor) explains how hamsters can pack so much food in their cheeks in this clip from the BBC's Pets - Wild at Heart. The video shows a hamster eating a great deal of food and also filling up its cheek pouches. Read more... January 18, 2015

Demi Lovato Has a Cute Dog Named Buddy

Actress and singer Demi Lovato has a cute new puppy named Buddy. Demi first introduced her little white haired friend in an Instragram post dated December 16th. Demi announced that Christmas came early this year. Read more... January 5, 2015

Swedish Showjumping Rabbits Compete in London

Swedish showjumping rabbits are competing in an event in London this weekend at the London Pet Show. The rabbits are flown in from Sweden. The Swedish bunnies have been performing in these types of competitions in Sweden for about twenty years. The rabbits can be seen leaping over different sized hurdles in this ITN video. Read more... May 17, 2014





Scientists Find Genetic Mutation That Causes Albinism in Doberman Pinschers

Researchers at Michigan State University have found the genetic mutation that causes albinism in Doberman pinschers. The albino dogs above are squinting in the bright sunlight. Paige Winkler, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, co-led the study with Joshua Bartoe, an assistant professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. The mutated gene is also associated with a form of albinism in humans. Read more... May 12, 2014

Police Dog Reunited With Officer After Being Shot in Line of Duty

ABC News reports that Bruno, a German Shepard police dog, has been reunited with his owner, Anaheim police officer R.J. Young, after being shot in the line of duty. There were concerns Bruno would not survive, but he made it through surgery and is recovering. Bruno is eager to leave with Young but he is still in recovery at an animal hospital. Young plans to adopt Bruno once he has fully recovered, which we hope will be very soon. Read more... March 29, 2014

Jiff the Pomeranian Performs a Trick for Katy Perry

Jiff the Pomeranian, pictured above with Katy Perry, is an actor/model dog. Jiff is very popular online with over 1.25 million followers on his Facebook page. Jiff has role in Katy Perry's new "Dark Horse" music video. Jiff also performed an adorable trick for Katy. Katy wrote on Instagram, "BREAKING NEWS: I'm turning into a dog person! Meet @jiffpom who came to visit me... my new favorite cuddle bug." Read more... February 22, 2014

Company Develops Jackets for Chickens

A pet product company named Omlet has developed high-visibility jackets for chickens. The jackets make it easier for the chickens to be seen so motorists can avoid them if they are crossing hthe road. The jackets don't interfere with the chicken's wings. The High-Vis Chicken Jacket comes in pink and yellow. The Telegraph says the company is planning to launch new styles. Read more... January 19, 2014

Siberian Husky Plays in Pile of Leaves

This video, which has viraled around the Internet, shows Butch, a Siberian husky, having the best time in a huge pile of leaves racked by his owner. Butch runs around the entire yard so he can build up enough speed to jump into the leaves. That's one happy dog. The video was uploaded last November. Butch's owner, Kent Petersen, writes, "I just had just finished raking leaves, when Butch decided to help." Read more... September 24, 2013

Photo: Oprah Winfrey Makes Homemade Dog Treats

Oprah makes homemade doggie treats for her dogs. She used oatmeal, cheese and bacon and oatmeal and peanut butter for the yummy dog treats. Oprah shared the photo on Instagram and wrote, "Making home made doggie treats .. Oatmeal/cheese/bacon.. Oatmeal/ peanut butter #yumyum." Read more... September 14, 2013

Video: Two Dogs Playing Tetherball

Two dogs play tetherball in this "Distraction" video shared by CNN. The dogs are really good at tetherball and also seem to love the game. They give it their all to jump up and reach the ball. Read more... September 8, 2013


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