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Louis Zamperini -- Meet Witold Pilecki

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is a powerful story -- but in quite an unexpected way. If you're thinking Schindler's List, Stalag 17, The Great Escape or -- hold your breath -- TV's Hogan's Heroes, you'd be disappointed.

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

When It's Not Safe to Feed or Treat the Animals

Ken White | Posted 05.12.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

This relates to two emails I recently received about products made and sold for our pets' well-being but which are proving to be anything but good for...

Flea and Tick Control: Your Decision

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 07.06.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Do not fall victim to a boastful flea and tick advertising campaign by the manufacturer. Choose the best product for your pet based on your concerns and the advice of your veterinarian.

House Cats: Let's Take a Walk on the Flea Larvae Side

Thom Nickels | Posted 07.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Thom Nickels

The problems associated with owning a pet could fill volumes. As a relatively new cat owner, I did not expect my life (and my house) to be turned upside down with the invasion of flea eggs and flea larvae.

Prehistoric, Dinosaur-Biting Fleas Were HOW Big?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/03/2012 08:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Paleo-pests about 10 times bigger than today's fl...

PHOTOS: Dinosaurs Tormented By Colossal Fleas, Fossil Study Shows

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Jurassic era, even the flea was a beast, compared to its minuscule modern descendants. These pesky bloodsuckers were nearly...

Oregon Cat Recovering From Bubonic Plague

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

An Oregon cat is recovering from the bubonic plague, central Oregon's KOHD reports. Emilio DeBess, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., an Oregon Public Health Divi...

A Leap In Understanding Toxins

scientificamerican.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Analysis of [a water flea's] genome shows that this Lilliputian crustacean contains the most genes of any animal sequenced to date. It also has the po...

Black Plague In L.A.? Squirrel Tests Positive At

KTLA | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Alamos Campground in the Angeles National Forest has been shut down after a squirrel captured there tested positive for plague....