Thursday, April 28, 2016

Be a voice for animals in laboratories by using and sharing PETA's product testing stickers!

today's actionBe a voice for animals in laboratories by using and sharing PETA's product testing stickers!
Given the number of cruelty-free options out there, it's hard to believe that every year, hundreds of thousands of rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs, and other animals have chemicals smeared on their skin or in their eyes. They are poisoned and killed in archaic tests that attempt to evaluate the hazards of consumer products and their ingredients. It is now evident that tests on animals often do not predict outcomes in humans, and many non-animal test methods are available and continue to be developed.

During World Week for Animals in Laboratories, compassionate people around the world come together to devote their time and energy to stopping animal experimentation. As this week draws to a close, you can help animals by getting involved in one of PETA's lifesaving campaigns against experimenting on animals for household and beauty products.

For today's Daily Action, on behalf of animals in laboratories, let everyone know what really goes into every bottle of animal-tested dish soap, mascara, and laundry detergent by labeling the products yourself with our new stickers.



You Don't Need Meat to Be Big and Strong

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Pet Collective's Top 5 Amazing Cats Compilation

The Pet Collective's Top 5 Amazing Cats... by debunkerbuster

Top 5 cats you need in your life.

The Pet Collective is home to the top trending clips, most entertaining memes, and funniest animal videos online. Simply put, we think animals are the best ever. If you agree, let’s make it YouTube official right here, right meow:

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Feline Ghost Adventures - Official Version


Included among this startling assortment of proofs for survival of consciousness beyond bodily death, is a flying brick which is deemed not to be a hoax by professional video analyst Slim Ritchie. As well as a rock inexplicably thrown without human assistance, or at least as far as physics professor Ron McTaylor can tell.

Ghost Adventures Best Evidence by debunkerbuster

If you think the show Ghost Adventures is a hoax, take a listen to the interview at this link and think again...

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Disease Dogs Can Get From Standing Water

You may not think a walk in the woods or a swim in a lake with your dog might lead to illness, but it could — potentially for both of you.
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be passed between animals and people and is caused by bacteria. Infected animals spread the bacteria in their urine, which can taint the soil and water. Drinking contaminated water or having contact with contaminated water or soil can lead to infection.
In North America, leptospirosis has historically affected rural livestock, pet populations and wild animals like skunks, opossums and raccoons. Although cats can become infected with the bacteria, feline leptospirosis cases are rare.

Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment
Signs of leptospirosis can vary and often develop two to 12 days after exposure to the bacteria. The most common signs include abdominal discomfort, decreased appetite and vomiting. In some cases, dogs may have a range of less specific flu-like signs, including fever, muscle tenderness and depression. Because the organism settles in the kidneys and actually reproduces there, inflammation and even kidney failure can develop. Liver failure can be another consequence of infection. Call your veterinarian if your dog exhibits any of these signs — leptospirosis can be deadly if it’s not caught early.
Antibiotic therapy can help minimize organ damage and the risk of spreading the bacteria to other animals and humans. The risk to people becomes minimal within 24 hours of starting your dog on antibiotic therapy, but appropriate precautions, such as avoiding contact with urine and wearing gloves, should still be taken. Treatment typically takes two to three weeks. Dogs with signs of kidney and/or liver failure may also need hospitalization and supportive treatment, such as IV fluids.
Don’t let your dog drink from standing water or swim in bodies of water that may be contaminated. And since humans can also become infected, handle dogs who may have been infected with care. Practice good hygiene, like frequent hand washing, and avoid contact with potentially contaminated urine. Additionally, there is a vaccine available that can help protect your dog from leptospirosis. Talk to your veterinarian about whether it might be right for your pet.
By Vetstreet Staff |
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