Entries by Joseph Bianca

Cat Influenza

March marks the last official month of the 2017 flu season until October according to the CDC. Humans are not the only animals that can become sick with an influenza virus. Our feline companion animals apparently can as well.

9 Steps to Avoid Cockatoo Syndrome

Birds are amazing creatures that can make great pets. These animals are categorized as exotic pets and offer tremendous variety. Whereas 177 – 340 breeds of dogs and 43 – 73 breeds of cat are recognized in the world by various organizations, there is only one canine species and one feline species. There are more than 300 species of parrots of which the cockatoo is one. Herein are some steps to ensure a happy and healthy relationship with your pet bird.

Robo Scan for Horses

Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school are studying a type of robotic computed tomography (CT) scan they hope can advance medical care for horses as well as humans. If successful, this technology could eliminate the need for people to lie still inside a claustrophobic tube.

Nurse Kitty to the Rescue!

Glen Schallman’s one-year-old cat Blake is not just a great companion animal and friend, but a lifesaver as well. The amazing thing is not just that Blake would eventually save the life of his owner, but that he would do so through only using the abilities with which he was born.

People and Pets – A History

When did people start keeping pets? Regardless of when pet ownership began, there is no denying that pets have been harnessed to humans for possibly tens of thousands of years.

5 Quick Pet Poison Tips

In my last story, “13 Things That Could Poison Your Pet,” I pointed out some of the common household items that are toxic to pets. Although I mentioned a lot of accidental poisoning symptoms, the advice regarding what to do was more general. So, today I am providing some additional information on how to deal with a pet poisoning emergency.