South American Horned Frog aka Pacman Frog Get ready for some cuteness! The South American Horned Frog‘s scientific name is Ceratophrys ornata is a genus of frogs in the family Leptodactylidae, subfamily Ceratophryinae. They are also known as Pacman frog. These frogs are relatively common in the pet trade and gets its common (pet trade) … Click here to read more
Bat Thought to be Extinct Found 120 Years After Last Sighting ~ Papua New Guinea ~ Pharotis imogene, a big-eared bat thought to be extinct for the last 120 years has been found in the forests Papua New Guinea by student researchers from the University of Queensland during a field expedition. This species of bat … Click here to read more
By Dr. Becker
Acral lick dermatitis, or ALD, is an injury caused by chronic licking that leads to inflammation and irritation of the skin.
If the licking occurs in one central spot that becomes thickened over time, it’s called an acral lick granuloma. A lick granuloma is a firm, raised, and ulcerated area of the skin that doesn’t heal because the kitty’s constant attention prevents the open wound from closing. The licking and inflammation make the skin itchy, which causes more licking, and a vicious cycle of licking and itching can occur.
Acral lick dermatitis can occur in any cat of any age and either gender. The condition is much more common in dogs than in cats, but because it can occur in cats and I’ve had requests for a video, here it is!
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Bearded Dragon FAQ Keeping Your Pet Lizard Healthy and Happy Whether you’re new to the taking care of Bearded Dragon lizards or not, this Bearded Dragons FAQ sheet should answer your most basic questions. It’s important to be in-the-know when taking care of your pet lizard. Let’s give them the best life possible, shall we? Bearded … Click here to read more
Bearded Dragons Linked to Salmonella Outbreak Bearded dragons linked to salmonella outbreak, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported, after tracing a two-year-old salmonella outbreak throughout the United States. The CDC has also stated that these pet lizards were purchased from a number of stores in multiple states. 132 People in 31 States Sickened by Salmonella … Click here to read more
Information About Bearded Dragons Pagona Genus Today I am sharing some general information about Bearded Dragons with you. Why? Because I’ve recently become a Bearded Dragon junky. Maybe you’d like to join me in my addiction? 🙂 Isn’t this one a handsome one? >General Information about Bearded Dragons The term “bearded dragon” is most … Click here to read more
The Legend of Rainbow Bridge Prose by William N. Britton I posted The Legend of Rainbow Bridge a few months back in memory of my German Shepherd Dog, Star, who lived to be 14 years old. She was my best dog friend, and I viewed her as a sort of sister. We shared a lot … Click here to read more
Madrid Bullfight Suspended, Spain 3 Matadors Gored, 2 Bulls Killed There is no happy ending to this story about the Madrid bullfight suspended after three bullfighters were injured and two bulls killed. Except, of course, for the four beasts who left the “festivities” at the San Isidro Festival in Madrid alive and well and were … Click here to read more
Diver Loses Thumb Feeding Moray Eels This video of when a diver loses thumb feeding Moray Eels is graphic, so consider yourself warned. The video goes on to show the healing process a few months afterward and followed up one year later after a toe amputation and subsequent attachment to the hand to be used as a working … Click here to read more
Animal Odd Couples BBC Documentary It’s always fascinating to see animals behaving in ways that we would never expect. It’s even more amazing when we see species that normally wouldn’t come together exhibit signs of affection and even love towards each other. Why is it that certain unusual partnerships take place? This animal odd couples BBC … Click here to read more