Pets help vets find potential cures for human cancers

NEW YORK - Vets treating cancer-ridden pets with cutting-edge drugs are also gaining vital insights into the progression and therapy for cancers in humans.

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Bo will soon get an attitude, says expert

NEW YORK - His raison d’ĂȘtre is to be a playful pet of the First Family. But does Bo, who has significantly fewer performance expectations than his master Barack Obama, has any clue about the fame that surrounds him? Well, an expert says he soon will.

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CT scanning performed on prehistoric turtle to find skull, eggs, embryos

WASHINGTON - The fossilised remains of a 75-million-year-old turtle, only the second in the world found with eggs inside it, underwent CT scanning at Bozeman Deaconess hospital recently.

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Snakes in a plane ground Qantas flights

SYDNEY - Qantas Airways took a Boeing 737 out of service after four pythons slithered out of their cage in the cargo hold during a flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne, Australia’s largest carrier said Thursday.

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Chennai Super Kings beat Nashua Dolphins

DURBAN - Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina struck half-centuries as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) warmed up for the Indian Premier League with a 41-run victory over South African Twenty20 side Nashua Dolphins.

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Bo with ’star quality’ makes debut in White House

NEW YORK - Bo has finally made his debut. The new First Pet came out on the lawn with the Obamas to vow a pack of media.

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Meet the dog that ate clothes enough to fill a washing line

LONDON - Vets who operated on a dog, named Bailey, were in for a surprise, for what they thought was a tumour turned out to be clothes in the pet’s stomach.

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Mystery shrouds killing of 20 monkeys, Hindus up in arms in UP

BULANDSHAHAR - Hindu activists are up in arms and have vowed not to rest until the culprits involved in the killing of 20 monkeys in Uttar Pradesh are arrested.

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Honda’s dog-friendly car comes as a blessing to pet owners

MELBOURNE - Wish to see your pet well secured in the car, and having car seats free of dog hair and slobber? Well, then Honda’s new ‘Element’ might be the your saviour.

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Insights into poisonous snakes diets may pave way for better anti-venoms

LONDON - A study has revealed what a snake eats affects the strength of its venom, suggesting that anti-venom can be developed specific to a certain snake’s location or diet.

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